June 2013 Astrology

“The king could look into the water of the magic cauldron and see whatever was happening wherever he chose.The water of the cauldron has a reflective quality, as well as a quality of depth.Gazing into the water frees you from the immediate stimuli of the senses and permits you to think about something that is not in front of you, that is, to reflect on something you saw at another time and place, or to imagine something you haven’t experienced before, or become a philosopher, thinking about abstract concepts and what lies beyond concepts.” David Tresemer

There are powerful planets in water signs now – Saturn in Scorpio, Neptune in Pisces and Jupiter and the inner planets will follow along this month. This represents a shift away from the busy Gemini energy to the more intuitive and emotional realm of the water element.
April and May have been an interesting time frame – with the series of three eclipses followed by the procession of inner planets transiting through the mercurial sign of Gemini. Eclipses are evolutionary in nature.They offer opportunities to leave the past behind and usher in the start of a new cycle. Gemini gives us new frameworks through which to view our lives and offers options for new directions.
In June with many planets in water signs it signals a time to integrate the recent eclipse lessons on an intuitive or inner level and to make small, pragmatic steps to forge new paths. It is best to let the dreams or aspirations be the North Star and chart your course with pragmatism. There is guidance and support all month long for manifesting dreams and higher aspirations that have solid footing and are implemented with care.
It is a good month to spend by the water – to experience its healing and restorative powers and to gaze into its mysterious depths.
Throughout time the cauldron or chalice or Grail Cup has represented a vessel containing spiritual energy which awakens our connection to spiritual worlds. Historically when Neptune has been in Pisces as it is now, there has been an increased interest in spirituality on the planet which has resulted in a time of heightened spiritual awareness and growth. Chiron’s close connection to Neptune now indicates it is a time to move from a fragmented perception of the world to one that is more interconnected and whole.

“And therefore I look upon everything
as a brotherhood and a sisterhood,
and I look upon time as no more than an idea,
and I consider eternity as another possibility,

and I think of each life as a flower, as common
as a field daisy, and as singular,

and each name a comfortable music in the mouth,
tending, as all music does, toward silence,

and each body a lion of courage, and something
precious to the earth.” Mary Oliver

Some significant activity this month:
June 1 Mercury in Cancer
June Venus moves into Cancer
June 8 New Moon at 18 Gemini
June 11 Saturn trine Neptune
June 19 Sun conjunct Jupiter
June 21 Summer Solstice, Sun enters Cancer
June 23 Full Moon 2 degrees of Capricorn
June 26 Mercury retrograde at 23 Cancer
June 25 Jupiter in Cancer.
Quote from David Tresemer’s book, The Venus Eclipse of the Sun 2012, Quote from Mary Oliver’s poem, When Death Comes. All times mentioned are EDT.