2017-06 W25: Forecasts for Week 25 of 2017
This is a busy week, and we recommend that you also check (1) the AstroButterfly monthly summary and (2) our reblogs of forecasts at Weekly Astrology. The Summer Solstice greets us this week on June 20/21st (depending upon your time zone) and on June 23rd we have a New Moon (in Cancer). The first part of the week is best spent in cleanup and preparation; the latter part of the week becomes very busy.
We have about a month until Mercury enters its Retrograde Shadow on July 24th, so accomplish the most important tasks now. We think this period from June 23rd to June 24th is particularly important for “getting things done.”
Sunday June 18th
Moon in Aries is not usually considered a strong position but it can (and does) favor fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) and air signs (Libra, Aquarius, Gemini). Moon is in Aries all day today, opposing Jupiter a bit past noon (and tempting us to overeat, overspend, or overdo in some other way.
The big news is (1) Mercury opposite Saturn which gives us message (or warning) that we need to “pay attention to details” and (2) Sun sextile Uranus which can produce a “surprise” and can sometimes give creatives bright ideas. (Writers and other communicators prosper.)
Outers are fairly busy. Perfection of Jupiter square Astaea brings “legal issues” to a boiling point or breaking point today. Now or never is the message on this. Saturn binovile Neptune can transform the insights of creatives from “useful” to “genius level.” Pay attention to even the most fleeting glimpses of the future.
We also have a very “loose” yod in the sky, Jupiter at the apex and Neptune on one leg and Venus on the other. We face a decision, an important decision, at this time.
Monday June 19th
Sun squares Chiron, turning void until the solstice, and that pre-empts much of the day for many people. Issues of health, education, mentors or a mix of those rise to the top of the list. Moon in Aries moves void at 2:40 PM CDT and into Taurus at 4:52 PM CDT (and the “too early to tell” period, sometimes called “sign change boundary,” for the rest of the day). It is difficult to get things done today, and cleanup and preparation yields the best results.
Mars opposite Hygeia amplifies healthcare issues, making this a particularly difficult day for some people. Uranus joins Pallas, and bright ideas to solve the problems CAN save the day. Mars quintile Uranus amplifies the chance of some good ideas.
Tuesday June 20th
Sun enters Cancer at 11:23 PM CDT (and time zones to the west) and 12:23 AM EDT on June 21st (and time zones to the east, including EU / UK). Everything changes now, but we are entering “Dark of the Moon” and the shift will not be complete until 9:30 PM CDT on June 23rd. Use the DOTM period to rest and meditate (and see what insights come to you) and “clean house” to prepare for what is coming next.
Outers are complex and difficult to interpret. But perfection of Jupiter square Pallas bubbles trust issues to the top, and divorce attorneys might be busy today.
Wednesday June 21st
Mercury moves into Cancer, the Summer Solstice point, near 5 AM CDT and Sun / Mercury join at 9:14 AM CDT, producing a profoundly useful window regarding transportation and communication from 8:45 AM CDT until 9:45 AM CDT. Know what you want in these regards, then ask for it and get it during this window.
Thursday June 22nd
This is the night before the New Moon tomorrow evening, and as some would say (Jonathon Cainer said it when he was alive), “the veil is thin” between “this world and the next.” Powerful insights can be had, but action other than cleanup and preparation is ill-advised.
Mars semi-square North Node forces us to deal with karmic issues and what we “should” be doing. Ceres binovile Astraea raises “prosperity” issues in a legal context, giving us a glimpse of the future in these matters. Watch the financial markets closely today, for they will tell you something important.
Friday June 23rd
The New Moon is this evening, 9:30 PM CDT (and after dark in U.S. time zones except PDT, and early tomorrow morning for UK / EU). Until then, you have a final window for cleanup or prep before the big shift comes. And, it is coming.
Mars perfects oppositions to Juno and Astraea, and, again, divorce attorneys can be very busy today. Furthermore, Thursday / Friday / Saturday may be particularly dangerous to some people. Be careful and avoid dangerous people, places, and things.
Saturday June 24th
Three things: (1) Venus trine Pluto (very good for passionate sex, if that works for you, or finances and financial review, or sometimes important revelations regarding methods of healing); (2) Mars square Jupiter (everything becomes larger than life, and dangerous “people, places, and things” become amplified in their danger); and (3) Saturn trines Eris, bringing chaos and discord to well established routines, methods, and institutions. This last, however, ultimately brings much needed change, eventually.