June 2021 Forecast Without sugar coating it, June comes in with many challenges. We have everyone’s favorite Mercury Retrograde starting at the end of May and going all the way to June 21st in the sign of Gemini. If that weren’t enough, the year’s most significant astrological event also goes exact on the 14th of the month. Now, though these transits are not the most auspiciously comfortable to navigate, they are important lessons that we all must learn to move forward onto the next phase of our lives.
The Mercury Retrograde happening in Gemini calls us to pay close attention to where we place our priorities. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, which is the energy that gives us the drive and curiosity to explore new and exciting ideas while also instilling an insatiable hunger for knowledge. This retrograde speaks of that voracity and the constant need to be entertained and engaged in something new. It’s a time where we must make deliberate choices of what we really want our lives to be about. When we try to juggle everything at once, we miss out on understanding the depth of each thing we do. As a consequence of this careless haste to get things done, we end up leaving things half-done or only learning half the lesson life is presenting us with. Instead of seeing this as a time of inconveniences, look at it as an invitation to decide what you need to let go of to allow the space for your ideas to mature and be made manifest.
By the 10th, when the Sun goes conjunct with Mercury, we may start to see a resolve in all the mercurian themes that may arise during this retrograde. This is an auspicious time to meditate on how the Gemini energy has affected your life so far, especially if you have any planets in the sign in your natal chart. A few things the sign stands for are contradictions, flexibility, and curiosity. Ask yourself, “have I been adaptable or stiff?” or perhaps “have I been bored or curious?” These are all questions that can be answered through this retrograde period.
Saturn, who will be square with Uranus for the whole month, is also retrograde. However, the planet comes asking many more different questions. Happening in the sign of Aquarius, this retrograde speaks on the barriers we create around ourselves to protect us from each other. There would be no such thing as enemies in an ideal world. Still, now and then, we come across people that we just seem to not get along with, no matter how hard we try. But here’s the catch. This Saturn retrograde challenges us on the necessity of creating those barriers. The planet asks us if we are sure of our reasons to mistrust each other or if those are illusory and are coming from a place of fear. This by no means says that there is no such thing as enemies, but it forces us to stop and ask if maybe we’re too rigid. This transit is here to determine who is “us” and who is the “them” in all the “us versus them” scenarios of our lives.
This is especially important when we consider the square with Uranus. This aspect speaks of the breaking of boundaries and powers that keep us down. Uranus’ rebellious nature seeks to break free from any form of oppression that stalls us from reaching our most tremendous potential. With that in mind, we have to be careful with who we “other” since we don’t want to push away any potential allies misbelieving them to be oppressors.
The Lunar cycle of the month starts with the New Moon in Gemini happening on the 10th. This cycle is critical because it marks the end of a 6-month long eclipse cycle. This journey started back in November of last year with the Full Moon Eclipse in Gemini on the 30th of the month. At this time, significant transformation themes that started at the end of last year will come to a culmination. It is essential to pay attention to what house this eclipse will happen in your birth chart to get a sense of what area of your life needs some extra attention at the moment. Preparing for this eclipse will ensure that you get a tangible sense of closure as we move forward onto a new eclipse cycle. This Moon, combined with the Mercury Retrograde, points us towards ways to be receptive to further information to heal all the leftover scars from 2020. With the retrograde slowing things down a notch, this is a great time to get together with like minds and discuss the present as it leads to the future. Remember, retrogrades don’t last forever, so it’s good to plan ahead when things get back on track.
The Capricorn Full Moon on the 24th happens just as Mercury starts to move in their regular fashion again, bringing the collective to a climax as we enter Cancer season. This Full Moon is all about giving structure to the ideas that happened earlier in the month. Any decisions made need to be backed up by action. Capricorn is one of Saturn’s signs, going hand in hand with the square’s themes mentioned above. The relationship with Saturn here calls for rigidity and diligence when it comes to our plans but flexibility when interacting with one another. This lunation calls close attention to a collaborative spirit. The year may have many restrictions, but it is only together that we can overcome all the obstacles in front of us.