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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Cosmic Rhythms

Jun 01, 2015 01:14AM ● By Alethea Hunt

Sagittarius New Moon arrives on June 2; many may be embarking upon literal or philosophical journeys as this month begins. Besides physical movement, this is also an intellectually restless vibe that highlights learning and quests for spiritual meaning; some may indeed roam the globe seeking knowledge or enlightenment now. Though travel snags are possible due to Mercury’s continued retrograde movement through June 11, double-checking itineraries, travel papers and booking details can go a long way toward preventing possible mishaps. Mercury retrogrades are always invitations to slow down and take a second look at the mundane, day-to-day details we tend to take for granted. Adopting a mentality of greater flexibility and responding accordingly alleviates any possibly related stress from things like traffic jams or flight delays.

Saturn dips back into Scorpio for a final 3-month stay on June 14; as it hovers around this sign’s penultimate degree, it appears to be cumulative review time. Think back over the last few years of your life and consider several key points. Have you learned to invest your time and energy wisely? Have you learned to set certain necessary protective measures or boundaries in place in order to prevent financial, energetic, temporal or emotional loss? Have you absorbed the lesson of knowing when to fold or cut your losses? Have you also worked on any fears surrounding intimacy, or relating to loss? This is a final check-in point to iron out whether further work is required in these areas. It is a chance to roll up those sleeves as Saturn’s placement by sign indicates where some of your most important life lessons lie. Because this planet’s movement is so slow, you’re only collectively energetically aligned to surmount these specific issues once every two to three decades.

A New Moon in Gemini on June 16 invigorated by Mars highlights taking intelligent and bold risks in how you communicate. Aside from using this energy to initiate dialog and to push ideas, this is a time to align with new ways of thinking, to embrace new skills, learn something new, and to engage in conversation that gets things moving forward. This is a time for directness in communication – the kind that favors the use of “I think” or “I feel” statements to help us assert, express and articulate feelings without turning abrasive.

The arrival of the Summer Solstice on June 21 coincides with the Sun’s entrance into Cancer and the longest days of the year. Immediate following this on June 22, the third meet-up between Jupiter in Leo and Uranus in Aries occurs. Look for unexpected opportunities – especially regarding love or money with Venus gracing this duo through late June. To make the most of it, keep your vibe elevated and confident, but also generous, inclusive and social.

A practitioner of Western Tropical astrology, Alethea Hunt has been practicing for more than 17 years. Connect with her at 203-917-6312, [email protected] or