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Posted: June 19, 2015

Horoscope for the week beginning June 19

Michael OConnorBy Michael O’Connor

Tip of the week

Happy Solstice!

The official turn of the season occurs on June 21 at 9:38 a.m. PDT. Here in the Northern Hemisphere summer begins coinciding with the somewhat ironic fact that from this day onward until December 21, the hours of daylight begin to be less and less. This play on light, due to the fact that the Earth has a tilt of approximately 23.5 degrees from the place of the ecliptic, otherwise understood as the apparent path of the Sun, has a subtle yet pervasive psychological and spiritual effect.

From the perspective of the season as a whole the chart cast for the exact moment of solstice, or the exact moment when the Sun is at 0 Cancer in the Tropical Zodiac, offers hints at what can be expected for the next three months. The chart reveals an exciting yet also rather dramatic theme. The Sun and Mars are closely aligned which already reveals a highly charged and energized tempo. Yet it is the Moon in Leo at 29 degrees forming an exact square aspect to Saturn Retrograde in Scorpio also at 29 degrees that tells the deeper story.

The square or 90 degree angle between planets is among the two most dynamic yet challenging aspects in astrology. It refers to energies that tend to be at cross-purposes. At best it is about change, at worst making the change requires full concentration and a lot of effort (the word change does not always sound fun but imagine the world without it). The 29th degree itself is considered ‘critical’ in astrology and refers to issues of overcoming. Since both planets are in ‘Fixed Signs’ (Taurus, Leo and Scorpio), which indicates themes that can be described as having more weight and gravity, this altogether sets a rather serious tone. Invariably everyone will feel or experience or at least witness the repercussions. How it will affect your own life can be best revealed by getting a personal Astrology reading.

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June 19 – 25

Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 20)

The past few weeks have likely been active, energizing and fun. There is reason to say romance could be blooming as well. All the while, a steady and measurable flow of change and transformation continues. The emphasis this week will turn towards home and family. Deciphering what you truly need to feel secure is a core theme.

Taurus (Apr 20 – May 21)

An extra busy and creative cycle continues. Bringing love, light and beauty to your world is a main focus. Although summer has officially arrived, cleaning and clearing the clutter will likely prove liberating. The end goal is a shift of atmosphere and thereby of perspective towards new levels of confidence and fresh flowers of inspiration.

HorogeminiGemini (May 21 – June 21)

You have recently entered new territory, probably both literally and figuratively. Waves of creative inspiration are flowing in and you are excited about the possibilities. Focusing may be more challenging than usual, however. Making key moves to feel more secure is featured. As usual, money and health are main areas of focus.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

horocancerA period of reflection and retreat is now yielding to a more dynamic cycle. You will still feel pulled to do some inner work and soul searching but your focus will be divided. Opportunity has been knocking and if you were not before you will feel ready to answer now. Important exchanges with others will require that you keep it confidential.

Leo (July 22 – Aug 23)

You remain in an expansive time overall. Yet, a period of retreat or at least a state that will support a change of perspective is likely. Sometimes such a change has a re-energizing effect. As well, the urge for creative self-expression is extra strong. Meanwhile, a process of breaking with the past continues. Keeping an open mind about literally everything is a key to this phase of destiny.

Virgo (Aug 23 – Sep 22)

Getting the attention and respect you feel you want, need and deserve has been keeping you busy. This trend will continue and includes a rather dynamic learning curve. Gaining new knowledge and training and perhaps sharing the same with others remain central. You can also anticipate the gypsy in you stepping out so go on a little adventure or two.

Libra (Sep 22 – Oct 22)

An exciting period mixed with travel, adventure, cultural exchange and quality time shared with friends new and old is featured in the planetary line-up for you. Now the focus is shifting to your public and professional sphere. Generally, the more you are able to work from your own secured space the more confident you will feel. Get clear then push for what you want and need.

Scorpio (Oct 22 – Nov 21)

horoscorpioAn ambitious period continues to rise. You may still be unsure of your direction in some respects. A process of deciphering your priorities is implied. Opportunities and options are available yet you are not so inclined to take cavalier risks. Many imaginative ideas are flowing through your mind. Choosing the path of love over fear means the result does not produce guilt or casualty.

Sagittarius (Nov 21 – Dec 21)

You are about to enter a rather deep, soul searching period. By now this may sound quite familiar. Yet, this one is important because the other side of it stands to open your world in new and exciting ways. There may yet remain some important ironing out of details. Key communications to preserve a lasting peace are also featured. Be willing to follow through on realizing a healthy new lifestyle for best results.

Capricorn (Dec 21 – Jan 19)

An extra busy time complete with many details and communications continues. Yet the scale is now tilting towards family, fun, relationships and quality time-shared. This presents a window during which taking time to enjoy the simpler pleasures of life will prove restorative. Be open to receive more and focus on the lighter side of things. Escaping it all has its place especially when the timing is right.

Aquarius (Jan 19 – Feb 19)

Amidst a playful cycle some added emphasis will tilt towards health. As well, there could be some fresh starts at work and/or in your daily routine in general. Meanwhile, your social horizons continue to steadily expand. As a consequence you feel happier, your light is shining brighter and others are noticing. If you have been wanting and waiting for love you are in a good position to succeed soon.

Pisces (Feb 19 – Mar 20)

A good deal of sifting and sorting close to home and within your own heart and mind continues. Yet now it is opening into a more fun and creative period. It may feel a little harder to feel happy and at peace these days, but this window, which will last a few weeks anyway, could prove quite uplifting. Make the most of it and fill your tanks with inspiration.

Michael O’Connor is a professional astrologer with an international clientele.  He has 30 years of study in Astrology, Numerology and related metaphysical and spiritual modalities, over 20 years of full-time practice, is an entertaining and inspirational speaker, and writes a popular New Moon Newsletter and Horoscope Column. To learn more about Booking an Appointment, attending one of Michael’s Workshops or Webinars or one of his inspiring Visual Presentations, please visit his website or contact Michael directly. or (250) 352-6871 or [email protected]

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