Language of the Soul Astrology
Astrological Highlights for the Week:
Mercury stations direct on Tuesday; Full Moon in Capricorn on Thursday; Neptune retrograde on Friday; and Venus enters Leo on Saturday
Monday, June 21 – Moon in Scorpio
Scorpio Moons can be times when we naturally find the courage to face our inner demons. Probing into the depths of our own psyche, we are seeking understanding and acceptance of the behaviors and patterns we have constructed throughout a lifetime, many of which began in early childhood at a time when we were most vulnerable and unable to protect ourselves.
For a few hours today, the Scorpio Moon will form a Grand Water Trine with Venus in Cancer and Neptune in Pisces, inviting us to go deeper into the emotional aspects of our being. Reaching beyond our grief, pain, and suffering—we find acceptance in the things that we cannot change. As the Moon continues its introspective journey, it will connect with Pluto (ruler of Scorpio). Like Batman carrying a lighted torch into a deep, dark cave full of Bats, we find the courage to face our fears and rediscover our inner truth. Self-compassion and unconditional love are the magic elixirs we have been searching for.
And as we drink from the cup of radical acceptance, we are transformed. Having renewed our personal power, we can once again find realign ourselves onto the authentic path of our Soul’s ultimate journey. It is also the last day of Mercury Retrograde. This would be a great day to journal all that we have learned in the last three weeks.
Tuesday, June 22 – Moon in Scorpio/Sagittarius (5:55 am) – Mercury Station Direct at 3:00 pm
As the Scorpio Moon hands the baton over to optimistic, inspired Sagittarius early this morning, we continue our quest for truth. Rising from the Scorpionic depths and now transformed, we seek truth through the discovery (or re-discovery) of Faith. Is there something more? Is there anything we missed? Travel, study, and anything that takes us on an adventure to find more meaning in life is the lofty goal of The Archer. How can you expand beyond your perceived boundaries? How do you seek growth?
This afternoon, Mercury station direct. The retrograde motion is officially over. It won’t be until July 7tth before Mercury gets back to the place it was when it first started moving backward. This “post shadow” period is an excellent time to incorporate the insights we have gained over the past three weeks. Any miscommunications, breakdowns, or breakthroughs are now ripe for action. Just remember that it can take a few days (or a few weeks) for everything to recalibrate.
Wednesday, June 23 – Moon in Sagittarius
As we continue to discover our own truths, we could be eager to share them with others, but then the Sag Moon opposes Mercury in Gemini, we could have a little trouble finding our balance. Similar to a toddler taking the first steps, we may need to grab onto something to keep ourselves steady. With the Moon in Sag, we are likely to cling to our belief systems, especially our religious or philosophical beliefs. Not everyone will be on the same page though, so keeping an open mind can go a long way. When we try to cram our beliefs down someone else’s throat, we can usually expect to be choked.
When Venus opposes Pluto this afternoon, our refusal to conform to someone else’s belief system could be seen as a betrayal. The desire to seek control through manipulation can really be seen as a need to feel connected, satisfied, and content, but finding solutions can be confusing tonight when the Moon squares Neptune. We are being challenged to find our center and seek solace in our own system of faith. As the energy continues to build leading up to tomorrow’s Full Moon, it would serve us well to turn our attention away from the bottom-feeding energies that today might bring, and instead look toward the heavens and focus our mind and emotions on the manifestation of our ideal life. Be inspired. It might also be a good time to practice some non-violent communication skills, draw a few boundaries, and seek some alone time.
Thursday, June 24 – Moon in Sagittarius/Capricorn (6:05 am) – Full Moon at 3º Capricorn 11:40 am
The Moon enters stoic Capricorn early this morning, as she meets up with Jupiter in Pisces for a little faith and inspiration on her way to oppose the Sun in Cancer creating a Full Moon at 3 degrees of Capricorn. Self-reliance, responsibility, and commitment are highlights of this stable, earthy Moon. For those of you who follow the lunar cycles, try to recall the intentions you set 6 months ago when the New Moon was in Capricorn. In your own birth chart, what house cusp is ruled by the Capricorn? How about Cancer? Full Moons are a time of culmination, bringing two opposing signs (and houses) into balance. And, in this case, the patriarchal, managerial, authoritarian energies of The Goat are being balanced by the matriarchal, nurturing, intuitive energies of The Crab. The Full Moon always asked if we are satisfied. And if not, why not? How can you better balance the stoic energies of Capricorn with the more nurturing energies of Cancer?
Friday, June 25 – Moon in Capricorn – Neptune goes retrograde 12:21 pm
On the other side of the Full Moon (still in responsible Capricorn), Neptune begins its annual retrograde movement, revisiting old ground until it moves direct once again on December 1. Ethereal Neptune in its home sign of Pisces (until July 28th , when it retrogrades back into Aquarius) is highly sensitive, intuitive, imaginative, and creative. As we feel ourselves being pulled inward into a world of dreams, we are somehow more aware of our visions and hopes, but also our fears. Luna, in the sign of the Wise Elder can help to keep it all in perspective, maybe even make a few plans. For now, it might be nice to drift a little, like a leaf floating down a meandering river. And if you’re into dream analysis, this is a perfect time to dust off your dream journal and start recording the sometimes cryptic, subliminal messages from your subconscious. Inside the deep ocean of your own mind, you may be lucky enough to discover a treasure chest full of gems. What makes you happy? What leads to a sense of emotional fulfillment? Are you there? If not, you could try asking yourself what you need to be happy before you drift off into sleep. Maybe the answer will come to you in a dream.