This is one of the most challenging months I have ever seen. Venus is still retrograde, signaling stress and misfires in our exchanges with others. Early in the month, there is stress around the ending of something as Jupiter and Pluto line up in a contraparallel. Be mindful of the assumptions you are making. Jokes and humor may either mask or unintentionally reveal someone’s true agenda. Fear and over emotional reactions can get in the way of clear, logical thinking.

Jupiter conjunct the Moon’s South Node and square Neptune

On June 11, Jupiter moves from earthy Taurus to talkative air sign Gemini. Jupiter’s key word is “lots of.” Gemini is information, talk, gossip. Jupiter in Gemini heads immediately into conjunction with the Moon’s South Node and a square with confusing Neptune by the end of the month. On the good side, this can be blessings in disguise, strange events that turn on your spiritual awareness. On the negative side, this is “analysis paralysis” and could bring losses through gambling, gossip, trusting rumors or information that turns out to be untimely or not true. Lessons at this time are about use and misuse of words, language, promises kept and broken, and the call for clarity of purpose. Denial isn’t just a river in Egypt, and those who are avoiding the truth will be more likely to get caught up in the web of their own imaginings, susceptible to smooth talkers who tell them what they want to hear, whether it’s “pie in the sky” or unfounded fear. Focus your attention on your feet, the Earth, staying grounded.

Uranus square Pluto

This transit, exact on June 23, is the first of five contacts between Uranus and Pluto, happening between now and 2015. We last saw a powerful aspect between these two in the mid 1960s. It was the best of times and the worst of times. Free love,Vietnam, the civil rights movement, Kent State. A time of popular uprising and subsequent social and political reforms.

That was when Uranus and Pluto were both in Virgo. Today, they are in much more active signs, Aries and Capricorn. Uranus in Aries is hot, fast, and explosive. Aries rules the military, acts of aggression and war. Historically, the last occurrence of Uranus in Aries brought the Great Depression. Pluto in Capricorn is about the concentration of power and corporate influence in government and other areas. This is where we are likely to see the massive shifts of power this time.

This first contact does not promise a huge event, but we can expect to feel stress levels getting heavier in the 2-3 weeks leading up to this date. With the Jupiter Neptune square happening at the same time, situations are emotionally fraught, and the way ahead is not completely clear. Your best bet is to stay grounded and avoid getting drawn into the drama. Skies are much more conducive to work and play in early July.

Mark your calendar!

The best days for your top priority plans are June 1, 3, 12.
Take it easy June 4-11, 19-29.