There is a lot of energy surrounding our thoughts and communications this week as Mercury, the planet that rules the analytical mind and the messages we receive from others, makes a beautiful and harmonious trine to jovial and expansive Jupiter just before coming into a difficult aspect with foggy and confusing Neptune in Pisces. This combination poses the risk of becoming overly optimistic in our mindset and leaves us more prone to deception. Neptune is also strong in the skies this week as the planet of mysticism, compassion and connectedness stations to go retrograde on Thursday, heightening our receptivity and intuition.
Monday (6/12): No major planetary aspects. The Moon is VOC from 11:47am until 4:44pm MST when it moves into the enigmatic sign of Aquarius.
Tuesday (6/13): Mercury in its home sign of Gemini makes a quick and potent trine to newly direct Jupiter in Libra early in the day today before making its way into a difficult square with Neptune in Pisces later this evening. Mercury is currently moving full speed ahead and while these transits may be fleeting, they can still bring about important new developments in the form of ideas and communications.
Mercury trine Jupiter brings a newfound sense of optimism and facilitates expansive new opportunities in the realm of our day-to-day travels, tasks, messages, and plans. This energy is great for socializing, scheduling meetings, writing, day-trips, and communication of any kind. This aspect facilitates a more balanced mindset, merging all of the pieces of the puzzle to create the bigger picture of our day-to-day reality.
Mercury in square with Neptune is a confusing aspect that can cause our thinking to be clouded, delusional, or overly optimistic. Be careful not to overestimate your abilities or the abilities of others at this time— when Mercury moves out of aspect with Neptune on Wednesday it can bring about disillusionment if we made decisions born out of confusion or if we made promises to others that we are simply unable to keep. Because Mercury’s square with Neptune brings fogginess and confusion, people are more prone to making mistakes or confusing important details at this time. For those who are working on important projects, it is important to stay grounded and double-check all of your work for the next couple of days.
Wednesday (6/14): No major planetary aspects. The Moon is in Aquarius throughout the day today. The Aquarius moon is enigmatic. While it brings a sort of voyeuristic emotional detachment in our close relationships, there is also a deeply felt sense of connection with humanity and the world at large. There may be a resistance to the ideas and beliefs of others all the while new inspiration and insight might come about intuitively from out of the blue. This is a great time for innovation, technology and doing things that are outside of the norm. Humanitarian pursuits are favored at this time, and it may prove easier to rally people together for a common cause.
Thursday (6/15): The Sun in Gemini opposes Saturn in Sagittarius today. Saturn is the planet of hard lessons and difficult karma. He acts as a strict teacher, requiring disciplined and sustained effort in order to reach our most important long-term goals. In Sagittarius, it’s all about learning to work with integrity and the Sun’s opposition in the sign of Gemini highlights the ways in which all of our day-to-day curiosities and communications work together to create the bigger picture of our lives. The Sun opposing Saturn brings a cold, hard dose of reality and prompts us to look at the ways in which we’ve been escaping the hard work that’s required of us through manipulation or play. The Sun in combination with Saturn creates a more serious mindset and requires that we “play the game” and put in extra effort toward creating better structure and discipline in our day-to-day lives.
Neptune stations retrograde today at 14 degrees Pisces. Neptune’s influence becomes stronger when it stations and creates an eerie sense of stillness. In retrograde, Neptune’s energy becomes more potent and its influence turns inward, heightening our receptivity and intuitive sense. For those who’s personal planets are not directly impacted by this transit, Neptune in retrograde may be experienced as a simple sense of heightened awareness of what’s happening behind the veil. Those of us who have our Sun/Moon/Rising or personal planets sitting anywhere from 11-14 degrees in the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) this heightening of our awareness becomes much more obvious and tangible. It is also advisable to avoid escapism through drugs and alcohol when Neptune is in retrograde, especially when it makes contact with our personal planets. Neptune will be moving in retrograde from now until November 22nd, and inner work carries much more importance for all of us during this time.
I hope you all have a beautiful week! Be sure to check back on Thursday for the weekend forecast! :)