We start the month in the midst of yet another Mercury Retrograde. Utilizing this energy to your advantage is not for the faint at heart. You must dig deep into your preconceived ideas and opinions. What’s still true about you? What do you tell yourself when faced with a challenge? Mercury is all about types of communication. When it’s retrograde we take on Virgo (discriminating) energy. How do your perceptions need to mature? Saturn’s “grow-up” influence is opposing how you talk to yourself. How do you let yourself off the hook when it comes to responsibilities…. or something that is difficult to do? Running down the street naked might seem easier than facing your inner child in this area. The last days of May (30-31st) bring information to help us navigate to the end of this reflective cycle. (June 11th)
June 1st is launched with a burst of energy. Mars (planet of action) is beyond restless in the sign of Gemini. Look for new ways to move your body and explore the world around you. Gemini energy is spontaneous. Like a butterfly moving from flower to flower… there’s something new around every corner. If we can apply a simple affirmation to match the energy it might sound like this… “The unexpected happens, Happy surprises are now released in perfect ways.”
Venus (the relationship planet) is moving into creative Leo on the 5th,urging us to explore our connections with others. If there was ever a summer to embrace you passion, this is it. More about her retrograde next month! Expansive Jupiter is waiting patiently for Venus’ creative push. Once these two connect, we have a magic wand to transform ideas into reality. The only caution would be letting this good juju slide by. Don’t be the one that gives in to self-doubt or a “tomorrow” attitude. Intellectual Jupiter sparks with inventive Uranus on the 17th. Originality and bold moves are just a taste of the nudges you’ll experience mid-month. And you thought life had no more surprises up its sleeve! Tests of courage and spontaneity help you step into new arenas. You can take the spectators seat too. Free will means just that. But, like the movie lines of Harold & Maude, “if you don’t get on the field…you’ve got nothing to talk about in the locker room.”
On the 21st the Sun makes its yearly trek into nurturing Cancer. This calming placement will help you digest the energizing past weeks. You could be making adjustments in the home or strengthening family ties. There’s a kind of Midas touch when value oriented Venus connects with risk taking Jupiter on the 23rd. Tap into whatever creative inspiration moves you…music, song, dance and especially travel.
Nothing broadens our perspective quite like seeing other cultures and communities. Synchronicity is thick when you embrace your adventurous side. With perceptive Mercury and dutiful Mars connecting in Cancer… your intuition is better than the nose on a dog. Trust your inner voice when tackling a difficult project. You have the mental stamina to realize a long range goal. Putting one foot in front of the other is often the best way to start.
You’ll have plenty of creative inspiration to carry you through the 30th. We never know who will be a link to surmount the next hurtle. Underestimating what is possible is our biggest challenge. When you utter an affirmation… listen closely to your (Mercury/Neptune) intuitive voice for cues. And, when you get the response a split second later… you’re on track! Take a deep breath and anticipate what you want to manifest.
“God makes a way where there is no way, under Grace.” Until next month…