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Cosmic Rhythms - June 2016

June is busy from an astrological standpoint, so definitely avoid letting yourself be pulled in too many directions this month! This “scattered” vibe can lead to being overwhelmed mentally or driven to distraction so productivity is reduced. To avoid this, make “Keep It Simple” your mantra going forward and repeat it often to stay in a grounded headspace. 

There’s a clash of planets going on in the sky above. On a global scale, there may be some widely divergent perspectives regarding what constitutes fantasy versus reality depending upon who you ask and what their bias may be. Under Act 2 of the Saturn/Neptune Square (exact on June 17 but active all month), belief can be just as problematic as skepticism; it is therefore essential to acknowledge both dichotomy and interconnectedness and keep the mind supple so it doesn’t become a prison one way or the other. For example, with science versus mysticism—or pragmatism versus optimism versus idealism—it’s not about erring on one side or the other but more about integration. Think also back to Part 1 of this square back in November 2015; similar themes may resurface now. 

The Gemini New Moon on June 4 reinforces the above themes. While there is value in talking thought processes out with others, confusion can sometimes be created by too many external opinions. Be aware of this rather than bend to a perspective that ultimately isn’t right or helpful for you or for your particular circumstance(s). In other areas, there may be some financial juggling going on with Mercury and Venus exchanging energy until mid-month; generally speaking, fiscal diversification and flexibility will be assets. For example, monetary tensions may be alleviated by picking up a part-time position, or by doing two part-time jobs instead of a full-time one. Manage any potential stress generated by this by refraining from overwork, and making space in your schedule for “restorative time” for the sake of physical and mental health. Avoid mindless spending this month as well. Make sure it’s mindful as the compulsion to spend can certainly surface; debt would only be inclined to inhibit financial mobility.

  The Sagittarius Full Moon on June 20 just before the Summer Solstice means an adjustment to a less fault-finding perspective feels better. From a spiritual point of view, it can be easy to find what’s “wrong” but more challenging to find what’s “right” when there’s an excessive focus on hardship or we’re overwhelmed with minutiae. So look instead at the gradual, large-scale transformation that has been occurring somewhere in your life underneath it all. The little things that felt like challenges may actually be improvements for the better that, in hindsight, coalesce into something greater you couldn’t see when knee-deep in the “dismantling” process. Auspicious omens may surface regarding health, wealth, or work especially; particularly as June 26 draws closer. 

  Anything that can be done to strip away debt or dependency in favor of financial self-empowerment is super favorable late month. Watch for gifts with strings attached, though – especially from family. As much as they are loved and fiscal security is nice, try to keep these kinds of entanglements to a minimum. Lastly, Mars turns direct into probing Scorpio on June 29. Hopefully you have been using its retrograde to confront and clear out anything lingering in dark corners of the psyche; if not, this is certainly a perfect time for self-initiated shifts that would banish any demons. Even if it’s uncomfortable, it’s a must if you desire forward movement.

A practitioner of Western Tropical astrology, Alethea Hunt has been practicing for more than 17 years. Connect with her at 203-917-6312, Alethea@EmpoweredDestiny.com or EmpoweredDestiny.com.

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