June’s powerful celestial portends demonstrate that the seismic societal shifts we’re experiencing have made it impossible to avoid collective responsibility. The proto-American archetype of the rugged individualist has ceded its mythological place to an amalgam of competing identities. Who are you? Who am I? Who are we, and why?
This month’s most prominent feel-good moment comes June 2 with a powerfully beneficent trine of Venus and Jupiter. Grab the good vibes and hold them close; the dramatic opposition of Mars in Cancer to Pluto in Capricorn June 5 tests our tolerance for extreme instability. Security concerns are heightened, and loyalties are tested.
Mercury does his best to confuse us with too much data during his Retrograde in Gemini through June 22. The planet of communication in hyper-reverse overdrive is always in danger of information overload without interpretive power. The New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Gemini, conjunct Mercury Retrograde June 10 may re-energize dormant sources of misinformation.
June 14 is the second of 2021’s three Saturn/Uranus squares. Restrictive Saturn in progressive Aquarius clashing with radical Uranus in cautious Taurus: a conservative revolution, radicalized traditionalism. Best time to go off the grid was yesterday.
The Summer Solstice with Jupiter’s retrograde during his preview/coming attractions in Pisces June 20 provides no answers but stimulates better questions. What, after the life-altering changes of the last 18 months, really matters? The Full “Super” Moon in practical and pragmatic Capricorn June 24 reveals the bottom line. Non-negotiables are laid on the table, and everyone must choose.
Our communal identity crisis takes a back seat to personal passion by the end of June, with both Venus and Mars in dramatic Leo. A long, hot summer awaits us. The best immunization against infectious social histrionics is always remembering who you are and what you represent.