Current Planetary Influences

Planetary Highlights for May and June 2024

   The planetary influences continue to teach and guide each of us how to be the best we can be – not only for ourselves but for our planet. What trees have you planted lately? There are organizations that plant trees all over the world as their mission. Now’s a good time to join up with these organizations. There are so many wonderful organizations that are helping with recycling or creating products with recycled materials. Think also about every drop of water that you waste – that could be an amazing amount. Anyway, I join with each of you to find creative ways to help our planet and all beings on the planet.

 Overall, planetary energies are influencing us with a challenging time to maintain balance of our sense of purpose and our relationships of all kinds. When there is balance in the outer self with the inner self the journey is an adventure and full of learning.

Jupiter and Pluto are in a Trine for the next 2 months

   This is an interesting time for these 2 planets – Jupiter is concerned with society and social norms and beliefs while Pluto is about purification, clearing up what is deep underneath the surface (in consciousness and could be about clearing up the muck we have in our collective consciousness). The muck could be described as cruelty, greed, obsessions, hatred, and fear of the unknown, deep inside our collective consciousness.

 So, with this favorable trine between Jupiter and Pluto we might find it easier to clear up what motivates people and groups of people to cause cruelty and harmful acts. At least we have a time frame to take advantage of clearing out deep fears within our individual consciousness – which in the end will bring benefit to all. I believe that since we are all interconnected and that my actions and words are like pebbles in a stream that cause a ripple but that ripple eventually becomes a wave as other pebbles join me in the stream.

 On the other hand, trines make things easier to happen, and the basest side of Pluto could also multiply with the trine to Jupiter. This is a grim potential. Join with me in a positive consciousness and think about how to clear away the muck in all aspects of our lives together on this beautiful planet. Jupiter as part of this trine truly wants to bring benefit to all and to bring opportunities for improvements. Pluto can be a very benevolent energy even though it has a darker side that can increase wars and reactionary behavior. These planetary influences can bring opportunities to defy the odds and improve the various troubling aspects of today’s world.

Retrograde planetary influences

 Retrograde motion is when the planets go so slowly in their orbits that it appears to the other planets moving normally, as if they are going in reverse direction. Overall, retrograde motion tends to slow things down in the areas that the retrograde planet rules.

 Pluto is retrograde throughout May and June (Starting on May 2, at 2 degrees Aquarius and goes back to 1 degree Aquarius).  This provides time for inner awareness and insights about what to clear away and release from life. This cycle of retrograde continues throughout the summer months into early fall. It may feel heavy or challenging with outer events but with inner reflections we can see what we need to do to lighten and brighten our lives.

 Ceres is retrograde starting May 15 throughout the next 2 months from 21 degrees Capricorn to 15 degrees Capricorn. Ceres has themes of engaging in what is nurturing for the soul. This feels like we are in a time for gardening within our souls to enrich our lives. Weed out what no longer serves your garden of life. Ceres can bring external influences for nurturing, and this could be a great time to re-connect with mentors, old school friends, and aging family members.

 Saturn is retrograde starting June 29 possibly causing some government slow-downs and regulations or rules in government that need to be over-hauled. This is also a time when inner discipline is highlighted and so practicing and preparing and organizing all kinds of work will produce accomplishments!!

May and June MOON EVENTS (Tropical Astrology)

  Overall, the Moon is the closest planetary influence to Earth and it makes sense that the movements of the Moon in relationship to the Earth will affect all living matter on the earth.

MOON VOID of COURSE –on the following dates the Moon will be void of course for several hours and it is recommended to take care that you might be less focused on details. If you are traveling and would like to know the best time for travel, please contact me for more specific information

    It is easy to lose things during moon void of course days. These dates are not the best dates for elective surgeries either. However, these dates are great for healing sessions, meditation, writing poetry and creative expression. All times entered below are in MOUNTAIN DAYLIGHT Time   

May 2 – 3:30 AM to 12:53 PM; May 6 –all morning to 3:43 PM; May 15 – 10:42 AM to 3:34 PM; May 19 – 9:49 AM to 9:21 AM to 4:35 PM; May 29 – 8:21 AM to 6:34 PM. Jun 2 – 6:05 PM to midnight; Jun 11 – 1:18 PM to 11:40 PM; Jun 25 – 4:31 PM to 12:09 AM next day.

Chiron is at 21 to 23 degrees Aries throughout the month of May and June

    Check to see if Chiron is conjunct any of your Aries planets. This could accelerate healing work with your eyes, skin, and brain. Or perhaps you will find a better understanding of your heritage or your relationships. No matter where Chiron is transiting you feel an opportunity to heal, to learn and to bring wholeness to you. Oh, but remember to work through the obstacles that might be part of the learning experience.

May 1 – Last Quarter Moon (11 degrees Aquarius)
at the end of the lunar cycle it is a good time to finish up projects and to make room for new beginnings with the New Moon coming up soon. .

May 5 - Moon at Perigee – when Moon is closest to the earth, we tend to feel more emotional than on other days. The moon rules the movement of tidal water, but also in our bodies (since we are about 60% water) – so, clearing away excess water is advised.

May 8 – New Moon (18 degrees Taurus) This New Moon influences us to be nervous but also excited about new potential in relationships, in generating income and in exploring personal talents not yet cultivated. With Mars speeding there could be quite a bit of excitement and energy around creative ideas and expression of ideas. The problems that might emerge with this New Moon are that staying focused is not easy. Finding balance between the inner world and the outer world might be the main thing to focus on. I think this is very important and very possible since Saturn is in sextiles to the Sun and Moon.

May 15 – First Quarter Moon (25 degrees Leo)
          Take steps forward in life that inspire you as well as others.

May 20 to June 20 - Sun is in Gemini –

    This is the time of multiple and random interests to research and communicate. It can be a great time for speech writing. This sign is ruled by Mercury the “messenger” of the zodiac. Since this is an election year in USA we are likely to be researching the messages of candidates. At least, that sounds like a fitting thing to do. A deeper alchemical viewpoint of Gemini the “messenger” is that Mercury is the transformer of what is ordinary into what is “golden” or marvelous. And on a more mundane level, this is the sign of business transactions and commerce and trade. These many possible themes will be up for the collective to experience. Every day is an adventure and during this time frame especially

May 15 – Ceres goes Retrograde
May 17 – Moon at Apogee – (in Virgo)
          The Lunar apogee is like a waning Moon phase when the energy is contracting, and the Moon is farthest from the earth. This is a great day to do breathing exercises and to find new ways to bring benefit to the earth and all animals. 

May 23 - Full Moon (2 degrees Sagittarius)

  This Full Moon is about bouncing ideas back and forth between people you agree with and people you don’t agree with. I think there are possible bumps in the road for understanding and learning how to better understand other points of view. Yet, the teaching of this Full Moon is to open the gate to the garden of cooperation and to remember that we are all interconnected and when there is togetherness, we can accomplish amazing feats..

June 2 – Moon at Perigee Aries - when Moon is closest to the earth, we tend to feel more emotional than on other days. Beware of over-thinking today and keep reminding yourself to stay in the NOW..

June 6 – New Moon (16 degrees Gemini)

 This New Moon is all about responding with maturity instead of reactionary responses. It is about utilizing knowledge and inner discipline to communicate clear thoughts and ideas and purpose. The Moon is out-of-bounds and can reach a level of intelligence that surpasses and transforms – it is as if the emotional side of life and the mental side of life are in alignment with ascending to the highest vibration. Lead with your values today and all will be right with the world. There will be anger and activism and even hatred to cope with, but you can respond with a level head and inner knowledge.

June 14 - First Quarter Moon (23 degrees Virgo)

  This first quarter Moon is all about setting intentions and starting new beginnings.

.  June 14 – Moon at Apogee The Lunar apogee is like a waning Moon phase when the energy is contracting, and the Moon is farthest from the earth. Inner guidance says to breathe deeply while standing tall – legs apart, arms stretched out and let your fingertips be a radiating energy for all around you and out to the world. Imagine releasing all toxic thoughts and feelings with each breath.

June 20 – July 22 - Sun is in Cancer (Summer Solstice June 20)

     This is the time of the year to join family and loved ones for nourishment and acts of kindness. Yet, it is also a time of the year when there are potential emotional acts that are not always kind. Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing, and it’s a great time for outdoor cooking. The deeper side of this time of the year is about exploring new ways to express your sense of purpose in life. Your commitments toward caring about animals, the environment, the neighborhood, young children, are important ways to contribute to society. Consider possibly adopting a rescued pet or helping a neighbor during this time as beneficial.

June 21 – Full Moon (1 degree Capricorn)

      This Full Moon is full of energy with the Moon, Mercury, and Venus out of bounds. Mercury is also speeding (moving faster than its normal daily velocity) and Mars continues to be speeding!! Beware of others who are reacting without stopping and evaluating or thinking about their impact on others. The highest vibration of this day is to follow inner guidance. Build a container within your heart and mind that is full of compassion and understanding.

June 28– Last Quarter Moon (26 degrees Cancer)
           Today is energetically a beneficial day for assisting those who are less fortunate and those who are unable to speak for themselves.   

  June 29 until November 15 - Saturn is Retrograde (see above for my thoughts on this planetary cycle)

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