Jun 29 2020
The month begins with Mercury retrograde joined to the Sun’s 9th degree and cazimi, which means a planet is within 15 minutes of the Sun’s position.
With a fast-moving planet like Mercury, this period doesn’t last very long and in this case it’s only 7 hours, beginning at 5 PM (MDT) on 6/30 and lasting until 1 AM on 7/1.
This means that Mercury, the messenger, is so close to the Sun that he “has the ear of the king” as represented by the Sun. Important conversations are going on at this time between advisors and rulers of nations. Stay tuned.
This event is followed by the full Moon lunar eclipse at 13 degrees of Cancer/Capricorn, on the birthday chart of the USA. Interestingly, Pluto was retrograde at 27 degrees of Capricorn in 1776 and while not at the same degree as it is now (24 degrees Capricorn), you can see the large scale, and somewhat dark, deadly and transformational events happening in the daily news. The United States’ Pluto return doesn’t occur until late February 2022, so this is a process we will be in for years.
Jun 29 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jun 29, 2020 – Jul 5, 2020:
There are seven planets in Cardinal signs this week and five planets in retrograde motion. We’ll also see the Earth at its furthest (aphelion) distance from the Sun, as well as a Full Moon in Capricorn and the third eclipse in a row,
Jupiter conjuncts Pluto on Tuesday. This transit is driven to succeed. It’s capable of making huge changes and overhauling existing norms in the name of progress. On the downside though it can be brutal. It can be power hungry and fanatical. It can be forceful. It can be capable of ruthless disregard for those who are perceived as weak. But the positive aspects of this transit far outweigh the negative ones. These include things like passion, drive, ardor, influence and ambition. These are the ones we want to bring to life.
Jun 22 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jun 22, 2020 – Jun 28, 2020:
This week starts with five planets retrograde, and for brief period (between Tuesday and Thursday) there will be six. Starting on Monday, there’s a Moon (still New) in Cancer which squares Chiron, sextiles Uranus, conjuncts Mercury and trines Neptune before the day is through.
The Moon is at home in Cancer, the sign it rules. It’s also overwhelmingly sensitive to nuance and conjecture. While lunar aspects are generally fleeting, Monday’s are mostly positive while Tuesday’s (oppositions to Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn) may be tense.
Jun 15 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jun 15, 2020 – Jun 21, 2020:
This week starts on Monday with a last quarter (Balsamic) Moon in Aries, which squares Mercury and then spends the rest of the day relatively unaspected. The Moon in Aries is generally The Moon in Aries is lively, free-spirited and adventurous. It’s wide-open to to the world of possibilities, facing whatever comes its way without fear or trepidation.
But it can also be combative and with the square to Mercury in Cancer, we may see people taking things too personally, getting their feelings hurt, and becoming more irritable and defensive. Fortunately Moon transits are relatively short lived, so don’t let your feathers get ruffled during this time.
Jun 08 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jun 8, 2020 – Jun 14, 2020:
This week we’re going to see Venus re-emerging as a morning star for the first time since last July. We’re also going to be dealing with four (out of an eventual six) retrograde planets and a complete absence of fire sign energy for most of the week. Starting on Monday. there’s a Moon in Capricorn which sextiles Mars and Neptune and conjuncts Pluto and Juipiter before it goes void of course later in the day.
While the Moon is debilitated in Capricorn — the sign of its detriment — there are many favorable attributes associated with this Moon. There is a wisdom and maturity associated with the Capricorn Moon, as well as an ability to organize, prioritize and simplify. Add to that these favorable transits and you can get a lot accomplished during this time.
Jun 01 2020
Here is the Ask the Astrologers Weekly Forecast for the week of Jun 1, 2020 – Jun 7, 2020:
We’ve got a busy week ahead with a lot of activity involving the personal planets — Mercury, Venus and Mars — and the first of three upcoming eclipses: this one a Full Moon Lunar eclipse in Sagittarius.
For the last several weeks we’ve been dealing with the absence of Earth energy, aside from the Moon’s brief passage through these signs. And this week is no different. None of the main planets are in fire signs (although the Moon does make an appearance in Sagittarius on June 5th).As fire signs are associated with energy, passion, aggression, impatience and anger, we might think we’d have little time for those things. This is obviously not the case!