Planetary Trends for June 2017

Belinda Dunn

What’s Up! by Belinda C. Dunn


Gemini/Sagittarius Full Moon – June 9 @ 9:10 am EDT

Summer Solstice – June 21 @ 12:24 am EDT

Cancer New Moon – June 23 @ 10:31 pm EDT

Across time, spanning the ages, the planets radiate their essential message. Each planet orbits against the backdrop of a star studded sky, participating and sharing in the glorious manifestation of universal existence. The month of June begins with Sun and Mars moving through Gemini skies. Gemini is the translator, addressing communication gaps, capable of bridging the inherent diversity within the human family as well as the cosmos.

On the surface, Gemini appears restless, ready to jump from one idea to another, one situation to the next. In all this rushing around, Gemini can easily trip up, and succumb to the challenges of a hectic and pressured schedule. While the evolutionary lesson of Gemini is honesty and wisdom through experience, Gemini can reflex into fickle dishonesty, falling back on classic diversion tactics, saying just about anything to change the focus.

As much of the world is already fed up with Trump’s antics, this Gemini thrives on keeping the spin going, throwing one wrench after the other into the mix of information. Days before his 71stbirthday on June 14, a Gemini/Sagittarius Full Moon has the potential to shine a light on the truth, and disclose deeply hidden matters of national security.

The upcoming Full Moon on June 9 closely mimics the planetary patterns at the time of Trump’s birth. With the Sun in Gemini and the Moon in Sagittarius, Trump is a born salesman. Not only was he born on a Full Moon, but this happened to be a lunar eclipse which is known for intensifying the evolutionary pressure to master significant lesson patterns for the life.

Along with Uranus joining his Gemini Sun, Trump is an eccentric renegade, accustomed to throwing his words and weight around. With the planet Mars on his Leo ascendant, he is used to getting his way, and thinks nothing of using intimidation and charm to influence others to fall in line with his agenda. Without going into too much depth on Trump’s astrological chart (enough already!), suffice it to say, he is a man of many contradictions.

The Full Moon on June 9 illuminates the unseen, and tends to bring situations to a boiling point in terms of disclosure. Information will be flooding in from all directions. However the wheels of justice move slowly, and it may take months to unravel the complications of mismanaged and distorted communication.

The important distinction in this current debacle is the role of Saturn, the planet of consequences. Transiting through Sagittarius (2015-2017), the zodiac sign of truth, Saturn will not tolerate anything less than full accountability. While Trump’s birth chart shows an unrestrained tongue, and the tendency to put his foot in his mouth, Saturn is holding him accountable. The force and fury of his opinionated diatribe throughout the campaign season will continue to haunt and inhibit his progress.

On the personal level, this Full Moon on June 9 can serve to illuminate the inner recesses of unresolved trauma and emotion. The outer personality prefers to guard these tender and vulnerable places through denial. With Saturn involved, it carries the weight of a more serious and realistic tone. No doubt, there can be outer triggering events that drive home this inner process. As veils of illusion dissolve in the light of this lunation, the possibilities are endless for release and healing.

This brings us to another highly significant planetary message for June. Within an hour of the Full Moon, Jupiter begins its annual direct phase. Jupiter has been retrograde in Libra since February 6. Jupiter is the planet of faith, improvement and expansion, and Libra is the zodiac sign of relationship. Thus, many relationships, personal and professional, have been up for review.

Based on this evaluation, you may have decided to put more energy into a particular on-going relationship. On the other hand, you and/or another may have outgrown the relationship in its current form. If you have been feeling alone, in need of more social interaction, perhaps you have made the intentional decision to reach out, and expand social contacts.

Most people learn how to relate in the early home environment through a process of trial and error that becomes embedded in programmed habits. It is assumed that people know how to get along, and the fine art of genuine and fulfilling connection is generally taken for granted. But, when we stop to consider the amount of conflict in the personal, social and global domains, humans appear to be hitting the wall in the mistaken notion that peace can be found in the fight.

Overall, Jupiter in Libra is encouraging an upgrade in relationship skills. Everyone on the planet is being called to task in this area of relating, but especially citizens of the United States. As Jupiter begins its direct phase on June 9, it exactly joins Saturn in the United States astrology chart.

This is part of the country’s original intent to uphold law and order, and demonstrate the legitimacy of democracy through justice and fairness for each citizen. Typically, these matters have been left to experts, those trained in law, but current trends show the entire country is getting a chance to receive an upgraded lesson on the democratic process.

One more interesting note on Jupiter in Libra. Jupiter entered Libra last September. Trump’s astrology chart shows three planets in Libra. This planetary transit gave Trump the boost of popularity needed to rise to power. Emboldened and righteous by this win, he has continued to take risky steps for expansion of his agenda. The astrology charts of Trump and Putin show numerous planetary connections. Not only is Putin a Libra, but he has three planets in Libra. Thus, we see this relationship playing out on the world stage in terms of mutual admiration.

However, the spell will break by autumn as Jupiter leaves Libra and enters Scorpio. As disclosure and exposure mount over the summer months, Putin will wise up. There are just too many complications for this Russian leader. Similar to Trump, he craves admiration and attention on the global stage. As Putin’s agendas are revealed publicly, and his involvement in nefarious and questionable activities comes to light, he will attempt to distance himself from the administration. For all his boasting, not only does Putin need to hide in the shadows, but he prefers to remain an enigma.

Speaking of mesmerizing glamour and illusive spells, Neptune orbits at fourteen degrees Pisces throughout June, and stations retrograde on June 16. Neptune has played a significant role over recent years. Its influence tends to cast doubt and cloud reality. While there are many instances of this Neptune influence, the question of news, fake or real, remains in limbo. As Neptune pauses, its influence tends to be spell binding or spell breaking. People may be facing the contrast of numbing denial, and radical waking up aliveness. It’s a choice.

As the month rolls out, there is a distinct change in mood. On June 4, Mars enters the zodiac sign of Cancer. Just like the seaside crab that instinctively scurries to safety, this is a pulling back and turning within reflex. More than likely, most people will feel a need to return to their roots. This can take many forms, but there may be an urge to spend more time at home alone, or perhaps connect with close family and friends. Home improvements, and landscaping projects can benefit.

The zodiac energy of Cancer the Crab becomes even more prominent as the month unfolds, furthered by the Sun’s entrance into Cancer on Summer Solstice. In tandem, Sun and Mercury enter Cancer on June 21. As the lightest and longest day of the year, solstice is a time for celebration, and raising of consciousness. Our Sun radiates pure life essence as Mercury, messenger of the gods, interprets and translates experience into understanding and wisdom. This particular solstice is powerfully charged with insight for those tapping into guidance.

Closely following the solstice, a New Moon initiates a new 28 day cycle in the late evening of June 23. Along with Mars transiting through the zodiac sign of Cancer, the universal themes of safety and security tend to dominate awareness on the personal, national and global levels. Home, family and tribe is the sustaining foundation of daily life for each human. Between the refugee crisis and other humanitarian disasters, the vital importance of addressing and meeting basic needs is poignant and intense.

This New Moon is ideal for contemplating and taking action on what can bring more stability in your immediate life circumstances. This includes the outer home, location and environment, as well as the inner domain of emotions and instinctual response. Like the crab, some people carry their home upon their back, and can adapt easily to environments. Other people may put their focus on creating and sustaining harmony in their immediate surroundings. On the psychological level, this New Moon is excellent for healing the inner child, and emotional reprogramming.

Astrology for the final week of June shows Mercury, the communicator, activating a planetary alignment called a T-square. We will see people alert, defensive, perhaps loudly proclaiming and complaining. With the predominant Cancerian energy, many people will be more attuned to their needs. Feeling safe, physically and emotionally, is a basic human drive. In this sense, we may see individuals and groups hitting the wall of limitation, on the defense, pressured to take steps to better their circumstances.

This breakthrough week continues into early July. A T-square is considered a challenging planetary alignment, whereby easy solutions are hard to come by. It is similar to standing at a crossroads and feeling forced to make a decision without the benefit of hindsight. In many cases, it becomes an impasse that can only be waited out. In the meantime, attempting to force a solution in a very complex and multifaceted situation can only exacerbate problems.

Speaking to the current political conditions, this T-square involves Mercury, Jupiter, Mars and Pluto. Jupiter entered a tense square with Pluto last November. This planetary combination continues to expose arrogance, privilege, extravagance, and larger than life power plays.

June 25 – July 2, Mercury and Mars come along to catalyze major developments in this dramatic set up. It is a watershed moment as secrets are exposed. The affect of Mars can range all the way from minor irritability to explosive rage, and destructive acts. More than likely, some type of crisis on the national or international front will have long term repercussions.

These are days for caution, vigilance, and circumspection in personal affairs. Mercury brings awareness, and Mars catalyzes action. Circumstances come to a boiling point, and the need to make deliberate decisions, and keep one’s cool is paramount. Events are happening outside the individual’s control, and there will be a wide variety of responses to the stress. Remember the ages old adage, “keep your wits about you.”

On every level, individually, nationally and globally, humanity is in the midst of major turmoil. 2017 is a destabilizing year, and business as usual is being exposed for what it is. In this crisis of ethics and conscience, Pluto in Capricorn is breaking down the very institutions that society relies upon. It is essential to remember that every breakthrough is preceded by a breakdown.

The tide is turning in the oceanic currents of belief, ideology, meaning and purpose. As the new age of Aquarius dawns, we will find salvation in our common humanity. As the Sun transits through Gemini and Cancer skies, June is a month to pay attention, and refine relationship skills. Gemini encourages speaking as well as listening. Cancer encourages empathy in the face of human fallibility and frailty. In this year of reckoning, the sooner humanity links up with positive and life enhancing solutions, the better. There is no time like the NOW.

Belinda C. Dunn is a professional astrologer with over 40 years experience. She is available for your personal consultation. A full listing of her services are on: ww.astrodelight.combelinda@astrodelight.com828-215-2101