This June is both Gemini and Mercury retrograde season, and here’s how to get ready for it.
Mercury will be in its domicile for all of the month. This means that the mercurian themes of communication and intellect will be at the forefront of both the blessings and the month’s challenges. Though with the retrograde period, we have to expect a little bit of a change of pace. This month is not so much about starting any new journeys but perfecting and completing pre-existing ones. Speaking on a journey, this retrograde is happening in your 9th house, which is closely tied with travel themes. Metaphorical or not, any plans to journey beyond your home base can experience some challenges moving forward. If it is something that can wait, push it for a later time. The retrograde ends on the 22nd, and you could be saving yourself some frustration by postponing it. On a positive note, though, retrograde can be the right time for internal journeys into your psyche. If you are subscribed to any religious practices, it is good to dive deeper and tend to your inner faith. If otherwise, you can attempt to meditate and sit still for an extended period to allow yourself the space to be closer to yourself. It’s necessary to get acquainted with the alternate sides of reality. There is substantial wisdom that can be gained by simply asking.
Taking the time to explore that side of yourself can be very useful, especially considering the month’s other retrograde. Saturn, who is transiting in your 6th house, is here to push you to be more strict with your routine. If you’ve been trying to get a reliable schedule planned out and have failed every time, it’s time to look for a why. Saturn tends to act like a strict mother who really picks at all our flaws. Take the time to analyze the things you’ve been doing to justify a lack of discipline. This retrograde will receive your inquiries with open arms and will point you to ways of bettering that aspect of your life. Look for signs; they will be there.
Overcoming your self-imposed obstacles is a theme for many people in June, so don’t ever think you’re alone. These transits are here just to make sure we are consistently trying to be better and do better.
Uranus transiting your 8th house will also be square with this Saturn retrograde. This is a powerful place for Uranus to be crossing, so expect big moments. 8th house brings themes of transformation and rebirth. The connection between this house and the 6th makes for a narrative centered around turning a new leaf and experiencing life on a less mundane level. It’s so easy to be caught up in a cycle where every day is the same, but defiant Uranus absolutely hates that kind of thing. So he’s here to shake things up and make your day to day much more interesting. The original shift may be jarring, and it might come disguised as some challenging event that will later be better than you could’ve ever imagined. So get excited when you seem to be tumbling down, and the road is unclear because, at the end of the tunnel, you will find your own sacred haven.
The Lunar cycle starting on the 10th in Gemini will be a pivotal moment for this transition. It’s also happening in your 9th house, and during this time, the sun will go in conjunction with Mercury, who will still be retrograde. In astrology, that means that the sun is negating Mercury’s effects, and it marks the beginning of the end of this phase. Take advantage of the overflowing Gemini energy to connect with your intellectual side and study all the possible routes you can take moving forward. Don’t play it too safe, though. 9th house is about big journeys, so put a limit on how far you think you can go.
After all these transcendental moments, the Full Moon will bring things to a momentary rest as it transits through your 4th house. On the 24th, you may be feeling very comfortable in your own company. Because it’s happening in Capricorn, you see yourself decluttering your space and getting yourself situated. Capricorn is a cardinal sign, so moving things around and redecorating your room can help reinvigorate your mental space as well. The end of the month is all about feeling and comfortable in the present moment. This month will mark the start of something big, but you have to be patient to see all the events unfold as they make the universe’s plans for you much clearer.
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