2017-06 W25: Forecasts for Week 25 of 2017

2017-06 W25: Forecasts for Week 25 of 2017

Summary

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.

2017-06 W24: Forecasts for Week 24 of 2017

2017-06 W24: Forecasts for Week 24 of 2017

The detailed forecasts of last year proved to be too much work for too little traffic.  I am trying something new over the summer (and will keep it if it works): short “fortune cookie” style forecasts.

Sunday June 11th

Moon in Capricorn urges us to slow down and double check our work, but varied aspects throw in additional challenges.  Outer planet aspects confirm this and also remind us to do something nice for someone else.

Monday June 12th

Prelude to a storm with a Capricorn Moon v/c from about 2 PM CDT til about 7 PM CDT.  Stick to routine and no major purchases.  Outers are complex, and some of you may need to attend to an important legal matter today.  (TCB, Take Care of Business)

Tuesday June 13th

Our little “storm” begins, but it definitely FAVORS certain people.  You can tell who fairly quickly.  Moon trines Jupiter (law & legal, higher ed, travel, sometimes career) and squares Neptune (poetry, play, healthcare, dreams, drugs & alcohol); both Outers are standing still, complicating things and requiring a “re-do” later.  If you are favored, seize the moment.  If not, take a rest.  Mercury square Jupiter favors writers, speakers, and anyone dealing with transportation or communication.

Wednesday June 14th

Most of the day the Moon is void, but Jim Shawvan characterizes it as an “Opportunity Period.”  We think he is right, taking into account what we told you yesterday.  (If you were favored yesterday, then you are probably favored today.  If not, stick to routine or take a rest.)

Thursday June 15th

Sun in Gemini ends soon.  If that favors you, then “get things done.”  We are in a waning moon, so “completion” is favored over fresh starts.  Sun opposes Saturn, and that makes today tough except maybe for Saturnine characters (bankers and stern school masters).  Get done what must be done, but stick to routine otherwise.  Creatives can sometimes break the rules here and MAYBE start a new project (poetry, songwriting, photographery, videography, and similar).

Friday June 16th

Neptune stations retrograde, and Mercury perfects a quincunx to Pluto.  “All bets are off” for most people, and particularly people with alcohol / drug problems (or other mental health issues) may reach a breaking point or turning point or “bottom” today (or this weekend).  For the rest of us: stick to routine (except creatives, see yesterday).

Saturday June 17th

Fire and air signs get a reprieve from the recent downpour of water recently some time after 1 PM CDT when Moon enters Aries.  Earth and water better have everything wrapped up by this morning at the latest.  Moon enters last quarter, so this period is mostly about wrapup and cleanup for everyone.