The June 13 new Moon is at 22 degrees in the mutable sign of Gemini. Air is it’s element. It is of the mind and ruled by Mercury, the messenger of the gods.
Mutable signs are changeable, like the wind. Mercurial.
It means if you don’t like how you are feeling, wait a minute. The clouds will soon roll on by.
Mercury moves through the signs really quickly. On June 12, Mercury entered Cancer and on the 28th of June will move into Leo. It is sometimes refreshing to look at how faster moving planets affect us as they roll through the signs and houses of our chart. It can help to lighten the affect or galvanize slower moving transits.
Neptune will go retrograde on June 18 at 16 Pisces. It will resume forward motion on November 24 at 14degrees Pisces. How we connect to our whole selves – conscious and unconscious— and to Spirit - is up for review. We will also be feeling into how our dreams hopes wishes and desires on the vision board match up to what we really want in our lives. It is time to look at where I am checking off a rote list of what life should look like and adjusting to what I really want. Consider it a cosmic housecleaning.
Neptune is the higher octave of Venus so we are looking at how we relate to our Self that is eternal and how it is communicating with our every day self. The messages could come in code, through dreams, through symbols. So keep a look out. Ask yourself the questions before going to sleep and pay attention to the answers in your first thoughts upon awakening.
We will also have an opportunity to see where we are lost to ourselves to illusion, delusion and downright lies to ourselves. The way through us in the way we feel when we imagine our lives now and how we would like them to unfold. Not ticking off a list on paper but imaging what really suits us as individuals.
Mars will turn retrograde at 9 degrees of Aquarius on June 26. The retrograde motion will continue until August 27 at 29 Capricorn. The Mars retrograde can assist us in the Neptune retrograde as Mars is the entity that gets the ball rolling in the day to day. Mars is our desire nature. In retrograde motion in Aquarius we can remember where, in the past, our desires have been met and how we felt about getting what we wanted. We can also see how we feel about desires that have not yet manifested.
Are there desires that are up for review? Maybe we thought we wanted a walk in closet filled with shoes and now we would rather have a house or apartment the size of that closet, just a couple of pairs of shoes, and money to take a class on how to make shoes, by hand!
As we grow and evolve, and even when we are stuck, we are redefining what we want to be and do in this life.
Aquarius holds the memory of this and past lives and during the Mars and Neptune retrograde we should be able to see where we are caught in an outdated loop and we can tune into how to step out and walk toward a more satisfying idea of the life we would be happy to live.
In Gemini we have been gathering ideas, looking at images, and building a catalogue of things and experiences that spark our interest. Running this glut of ideas through the Mars retrograde, especially when it rolls back to Capricorn, we can restructure the playlist to bring to manifestation what we want now. This may or may not be what we wanted at age 30 or 20 or in a past life in the monastery when all we knew was the four walls and a herb garden and a desperation to get beyond them.
So we need to be aware of unconscious loops that could be running in this life— I just need to get beyond that monastery wall! I need to just be free!
When, really, in this life, we are free to come and go as we please. We can believe and live as we please. The wall is but a memory. We can move out beyond old limitations and be free from old loops of thought.
Tuning in to life as it is now and accepting past experiences and wounding that may be fueling unconscious desires, we can become more conscious of what we really want and need from a fresh perspective.
Engagement with our desires on the inner realms will lead to much easier engagement with our actions on the outer. It lays the groundwork.
Reaching into this Mars and Neptune retrograde, feeling around for subconscious jewels, we will reawaken the magical impulse that invited us to the earth plane in the first place. There is magic afoot at this time as we approach the solstice. Connect to the tales and legends and heroes that we are most attracted to, even when we don’t always give them attention, and give them some attention. Connect through the whole body. Mars is desire nature and Neptune is the higher octave of Venus. Relationship to your magic, fire up all the senses. And gaze into the fire, as well – that of your heart, fire of memory, fire of spirit.
The face in the campfire, the firefly that is really a fairy— they call us to reconnect with that magical self that has truths to tell.
Lots of love,