For the most part, Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn), take a respite the first three weeks of June and the Mutable Signs (Pisces, Gemini, Virgo, and Sagittarius), experience restlessness, nervous exhaustion, or mental fog due to the Mercury RX square to Neptune, and restless Mars in Gemini. However, there isn't anything these signs can't handle with a bit of rest and a sense of humor. And actually, we experience some of the best aspects for taking a vacation in June despite the Mercury RX which only lasts until June 12 and then a shadow period for the week after that date. (However, refrain from signing any contracts, making major purchase or making any major changes until after June 23. Use discernment in all situations because something might just be too good to be true).
The new planet Ceres at 9 degrees Aquarius trines Mercury RX which could lead to several scenarios involving food and nourishment. We could see numerous recalls on food products, uncover research about the toxicity in certain foods, hear more arguments against GMO food, and we will gaze deeply at the future of food on the planet under the guise of food security. Pay attention to food labels because they might have changed and some foods that were once gluten-free might contain gluten now under a new recipe, or because of a new processing plant that also processes gluten-containing grains. Pay attention to expiration dates on food and keep track of any food poisoning notices in the news since I've noticed more incidents of food poisoning when Mercury is RX. The good news is if you stay informed without giving into fear, you keep you and your family safe.
Since Ceres is in futuristic Aquarius, during the first week of June around the Full Moon, we will explore the future of food. What direction would you like to pursue? Join the conversations in this regard on social media and at lectures.We'll have plenty of opportunities for lectures and I predict that Ted Talks will receive heavier traffic around the Full Moon in Sagittarius. And we're also going to hear a lot from Oprah because of her Aquarius Sun and Sagittarius Moon.
With the Moon in Sagittarius and Jupiter transiting direct in Leo forming a trine with Uranus in Aries, we're still ready to pack our bags and go places, if not in the physical realm then definitely in our imagination. When Mercury is retrograde we use this time to reassess our lives, edit old manuscripts, revisit our education and decide if we require higher degrees, or going back to school to study a vocation that can earn us more money. We reassess our religious beliefs and look to the area of our lives where we have faith, even blind faith. Some of us research publishers and literary agents to send our manuscripts and some of us explore new cultures and delve into anthropology. We're all feeling curious about something worth exploring and the first three weeks of June offer us the time for that. If you feel like you don't have time in June to explore your life situation, then your life is out of balance and you are most likely using a busy schedule as an excuse to not face the music, whatever that is for you. Slow down, breathe, and release yourself from extra obligations.
Around the time of the Full Moon, three planets are retrograde (Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto), which is another reason I think this represents a time of respite. Technology isn't going to play nice in the sandbox now leading to frustration. Work we do now we'll have to redo later and rushing around or multitasking will only lead to frustration. So why not take some time out? Take a walk in nature, or better yet, go out of town and leave your electronic devices at home, including the cell phone. Turn off the news because it's not going to make sense anyway and most of what you hear or see is missing facts. In fact, many reporters and editors will deliver apologies for misinformation after Mercury goes direct mid-June.
With Saturn retrograde we could mistake a time-out as an excuse to shirk our responsibilities and live outside of integrity. The problem with this approach is that when Saturn goes direct on August 2, we will experience delayed consequences for our actions. And those of you with Saturn at 28 and 29 degrees Scorpio complete your Saturn Returns during the Saturn retrograde period, meaning you integrate the wisdom you gained from this life transition and take full responsibility for your life choices. Welcome to adulthood if you're around 30 years of age and welcome to your wisdom years of if you're around 60 years of age, and welcome to your transition period if you're around 90 years of age.
I believe that the mutable energies we experience in June foreshadow Jupiter moving into Virgo on August 11, Saturn returning to Sagittarius on September 19 and the Saturn-Neptune exact square coming up on November 26. Pisces, this is not a good time for you to escape into denial, or addictions for that would turn into nightmares for you. Gemini, this is not a good time for you to escape responsibilities, or get stuck in a gloomy mindset. Sagittarius, this would not be a good time for you to have an ideal without the steps to manifesting it and release the attitude that you're always right. Finally, Virgo, this is not a good time to get so caught up in your work routine that you miss the forest through the trees. That attitude will lead to nervous exhaustion. Have faith, do the work, and take responsibility for manifesting your dreams. That advice applies to all signs, but especially the Mutable Signs.
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