Horoscope for the week beginning June 22
Tip of the Week
Mars turning retrograde on June 27 is among the top stories this week. It joins the ranks with Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto which are all also in their apparent reverse motion. Of course, from our perceptual vantage point here on earth, their motions can be interpreted as literal.
Basically, planets retrograde can be understood as some form and measure of revolution. It is as though by stopping and moving counter to their normal or expected motion, they symbolize not just resistance but outright revolt.
That Mars is close to conjunct the Lunar South Node and in fact will while retrograde, for the second of three conjunctions while in the also ironic air sign referred to as the Water Bearer. Yes, the element associated with Aquarius is air, not water. True to its association with symbols, the waters of Aquarius are those of frequency, vibration and consciousness and should not be interpreted literally as H20.
The synchronicity of this Aquarian Age influence is literally surrounding us as we are virtually swimming in an ocean of frequency waves of numerous kinds created by our modern technologies.
Mars will conjunct the South Node only in a month’s time. Due to the retrograde process, it is currently at a veritable standstill and will be so for the next couple of weeks. On a personal level, this could manifest as fluctuating energy levels and unexpected delays and schedule changes so be ready for such occurrences as much as you can and make efforts to adapt. Probably the best way to adapt is to slow down and curb expectations that things will flow as usual. The indications of this should already be quite evident.
The time has come to dream a new dream. This time, it is simpler than before. You would like to enjoy more quality time engaged in simpler pleasures as opposed to scaling high peaks of achievement. However, you may find yourself on such a peak and in a process of descending from it. Doing so may not be so easy but it is the other side of the deal.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)
A revolutionary momentum is building within you. Somehow, something has got to change. Positively, you are gearing up to make some major moves. These are linked to creating more harmony on relationship fronts. The way to do so may be as simply as quality times shared. At deeper levels, making peace with the past could prove necessary to set yourself free.
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)
Some new initiatives are underway. These are linked to laying claim to hidden reserves and/or latent talents. These reserves may as much come in the form of faith in the disruptive flow, of late, as anything else. The ironic challenge now is to give up the fight which may represent its own battle. Turning your attention to creating beauty will prove extra inspiring.
Circumstances are pushing harder to let go and move on from what once was. This may sound more serious than it is, but it is a central theme so will manifest somehow. It could be described as surrender to the flow. Yet, it could also manifest as challenging the status quo. This could be as basic as renovating. Whether this implies the house or old attitudes is for you to decide.
Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 23)
Thinking outside of your usual box is extra likely and perhaps important now. This includes experimenting with new modes of creative self-expression. Call it adapting to the changing times. The synchronicities of destiny work this way. It is not so much about what you did or didn’t do or achieve before as much as rising to the occasion now.
Virgo (Aug 24 – Sep 22)
Over the past year or so you have been undergoing a disintegration of sorts. It may be described as a slow but sure dissolving. Your public and/or professional life is probably where the impact has been the strongest. But a rebuilding process has already begun. Like a hand-off, the destiny flow is supporting, or is that pushing, you to run with the ball in new directions.
Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
A revolutionary momentum continues. This could be manifesting as or at least understood as a creative impulse. It could be shaking the foundation of some of your most intimate relationships. A core feature of your destiny is to realize that the primary relationship is and always has been with yourself. The same is true for everyone but may come to you as something unexpected.
Who do you love or what and how? Such personal and private questions may not be popular with the most secretive sign, but there it is. The answer may not imply a person as much as an activity. Then again, there are indications that romantic notions may be slipping in amidst an otherwise ambitious assertion to gather tools and build a new foundation of power.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
Changes in your lifestyle have begun. In the short term, these may well feel quite pleasant. A sweet surrender to the flow is implied. Yet, you may still feel the rumblings of challenging turns in the not so recent past leaving you feeling a little nervous. So, as much as you want to relax into this new turn, you remain cautious. Allow for a prudent approach.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
A process of building upon new foundations is underway. In some respects, you may still be just in the planning stages. This could be described as trying to figure things out. These ‘things’ include coming to know yourself better, what you want and need. Change remains a keyword. It may not be your favorite but you are wise to invest into it.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 19)
Reaching out to engage others more fully, especially in your communications, continues. A creative and strategic approach is implied. Strengthening existing foundations is featured. Yet, big moves are also indicated. These may be figurative even more than literal, if there are delays. So, these moves are coming and the time is right to at least take preliminary action.
Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20)
Things are moving in your public and professional life. The recent New moon activated this change. They are serving to push you to be more grounded, sober and realistic. Returns or lack thereof for previous efforts in your life are coming in. Either way, it remains important that you focus to make the most of what you have and, if necessary, turn things around.
– 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. www.sunstarastrology.com or (250) 352-6871 or [email protected]