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Cosmic Rhythms - June 2017: Cancer Energy Brings Focus and Sense of Home

Jun 08, 2017 04:44PM ● By Michele Leigh

This month, our personal planets—Venus, Mars and Mercury—all transition into new signs of the zodiac. This will initiate a shift around relationships, communication and our desire to take action. Nurturing Cancer flavors the month while it embodies Mars, the Sun and the New Moon.

On June 4, Mars moves into Cancer. Our inner warrior is feeling insecure and in need of some solace—similar to a soldier returning from war needing a home-cooked meal and a familiar bed. Feed the energy with creature comforts; Mars will need this extra care until July 20.

On June 6, Venus enters Taurus and is finally comfortable in her ruling sign. This sensual energy will encourage us to seek out things that feed the senses. Recovering from Venus’s temper tantrum through fiery Aries, we are now in a more practical place to foster our relationships. This earthy energy will last until July 5.

Also on June 6, Mercury moves into a new sign, that of its natural ruler, Gemini. With this placement of the communication planet, conversations tend to move quickly and jump from topic to topic. Mercury is one of the swiftest moving planets and will only inhabit this air sign until June 20.

A fiery Full Moon in Sagittarius arrives on June 9, burning with the energy of the truth-seeking centaur. Half man and half horse, the centaur represents our ability to theorize the issues while riding off to battle. This adventurous sign will inspire us to expand our horizons and perhaps travel to unexplored destinations.

The Sun enters watery Cancer on June 20, directing our attention to home and family. This sensitive energy yearns to be nurtured. While the Sun is here, we may find ourselves making decisions motivated by our sense of well-being.

We end the month with a New Moon in Cancer on June 23. This lunation in its ruling sign is a powerful energy and we will be strongly encouraged to take a fresh look at our ability to self-nurture. Feed this energy by slowing down and take time to check in with the “inner child”. Maybe it is time to run barefoot through the grass.

Michele Leigh is an astrologer, author and podcaster. A practitioner of ancient astrology and planetary magic, she is an active member of the Organization for Professional Astrology. Connect at DarkMoonAstrology.com.

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