AstroForecast June 2001
All times Central Time Zone
The sign of the Twins, Gemini, launches the month of June for the
annual solar journey in this mentally stimulating zodiac sign. The
identification of the themes of communications, information, peer relationships,
negotiability, bargaining, dialogue and versatility will be brought to the fore.
Issues to be addressed will be superficiality, duplicity, lying, cheating,
trickery, two-facedness, scatteredness, boredom and fraud. Gemini's guiding
angel is Ambriel and June's angel is Muriel.
Chiron, the Wounded/Healer has an exact alignment with the Galactic
Center on the first day of June. This is a once in a fifty-year alignment with
the last occurrence dated January 1, 1951. Mars is also aligned with Chiron and
the Galactic Center. The potential for war/aggression can be quite high with
disproportionate large fatalities as extreme consequences. It was during the
Fifties that the Cold War escalated and became entrenched globally. Could this
be another emergence of a 21st Century version of the previous Cold War? Will
international political differences wound future generations of children?
Themes/issues of international security/safety concerns are strongly
highlighted. What is fascinating with this June 2001 chart and that of January
1951 are both charts have the Moon in Libra with an uncanny one-degree
difference! Libra is astrologically associated with mediation, compromise,
fairness, justice and equality in any and all partnerships. A quotation to
consider with this celestial alignment is by Erich Fromm: "Integrity simply
means a willingness not to violate one's identity". The following dates may be
significant as many planets contact this Mars/Chiron/Galactic Center degree
point through oppositions: June 12th, 13th, 15th, 16th, and the 22nd; these
oppositions require the ability to draw distinct definitions or clarifications
with any of the aforementioned themes/issues. The following geographic areas
are sensitized to this alignment: Asia especially Northern India and Pakistan
with both capitals of these countries specifically sensitized; the disputed
islands northeast of Hokkaido, Japan with Russia; Papua New Guinea, Micronesia
and Eastern Australia especially Sydney and Brisbane; and Anchorage, Alaska as
well as the Aleutian Islands. Keywords associated with this Galactic Center
alignment are a new dawn arises for the horizon of mankind; can an expanded
vision of true freedom and justice be shared on a universal level? Can the
temptation of past differences with all of its unresolved animosities be finally
released? The deeper uncharted and undiscovered universal love can be tapped
thus releasing new streams of consciousness that spark evolutionary growth.
The bi-monthly ecliptic shift of the Moon occurs on the 1st as well
that indicates emotional shifts in all relationships in regards to cooperation,
fairness and equality. This lunar ecliptic shift also affects seismological,
meteorological and volcanic activities.
Saturday June 2nd is an excellent day for all partnerships that want
to take daring new steps with projects. Invigorated discussions within
committed partnerships also play out well with the ingress of asteroid Juno into
Gemini at 12pm. The acceptance of new philosophies, attitudes, viewpoints and
perspectives stimulates healing with intimate relationships.
Mercury stations retrograde on the 4th at12: 21am lasting approximately three
weeks. Retrograde Mercury increases the potential of Murphy's Law occurring
with miscommunications, misunderstandings and misperceptions. Problems with
electronics, delivery systems and transportation also tend to increase.
Astrological tradition maintains that purchases made during this 3-week period
of Mercury retrograde can witness problems with workmanship, defective
operations or warranties. Contracts may have to be re-written. Negotiations
have to be re-done. The best application for this retrograde period is to do
thorough re-evaluations, reassessments and reviews. The following signs are
highly sensitized to this current Mercury retrograde in the order given: Gemini,
Sagittarius, Virgo and Pisces. An applicable quote for this Mercury retrograde
comes from Heraclitus: "When you stop thinking, do not forget to begin again".
Keywords for this retrograde of Mercury are recognize the phases or tides that
all individuals experience through changes. Connect with the essence of the
miracle of your existence. Engage the notion that daily life is pure
celebration. You are the exquisite jewel of infinite splendor in the Universe's
The annual Sagittarius Full Moon occurs the next day Tuesday the 5th at 8:40pm
symbolizing the release phase of the Moon. The following issues can be
addressed for this Full Moon: judgment, hypocrisy, over-generalizations,
self-overextension, exaggeration, excess, empty promises, strong opinionating,
intolerance and self-righteousness to name a few. Angel Kyriel can be invoked
for assistance with these issues. A quote by Lin-Chi may help with this
lunation: "Thinking brings us to the foot of the mountain; faith brings us to
the top". Keywords for this lunation are all human beings deserve full
participation in society without the hindrances of bias, prejudice and
exclusion. Whatever the cosmic poker dealer hands the cards to the individual
it is important for the individual to grasp and recognize opportunities and
strategies for the future. Fortify tolerance in regards to differing viewpoints
and perspectives. Be there for someone when it really counts.
Wednesday the 6th at 5:25am is the entrance of harmonious Venus into its own
ruled sign of Taurus for an approximate 28-day journey. Here is an important
focus on financial well being, priorities with personal values and
steadfastness. Give and take with relationship communications is emphasized on
this day as well. Technology markets undergo rapid accelerated changes that
perhaps make up for previous losses earlier in the year.
Committed partnerships are challenged to define ambivalent strategies and
tactics for the future on the 8th and financial commitments experience
adjustments as the 9th rolls into the picture. Discipline is required on both
sides to bring about a win-win situation for both parties involved. Fear
undermines stability in a gnawing way.
An Apogee Moon (farthest distance from the Earth) occurs on the 11th symbolizing
the need to acquire objectivity and impartiality with emotionally vexing and
confusing individuals or situations. Nurturance issues also are emphasized on
this day. Withholding or withdrawal behaviors can arise as well.
Mars opposes Jupiter on the 12th at 12:01pm that can ignite excesses,
exaggerations and over-generalizations. Foreign aggressions can be volatile
with the likelihood of intolerance, bigotry and bias being the tinder for future
conflagrations. Overly compensatory behaviors can also develop. Horace Greely
is succinct when he said: "I am the inferior of any man whose rights I trample
Wednesday the 13th at 12:46pm is the opposition of Mars to the Sun.
This is also the closest approach of the Red Planet to our star. Observe what
transpires on this day in regards to the following themes/issues as this is a
once in every two year celestial alignment: assertiveness/aggressiveness,
confrontation, pioneering attitudes, new frontiers, defensive maneuverings, the
military, explosions, riots, the police, anger, frustrations, annoyances,
aggravations and violations to name a few. The Sun as an astrological planet
symbolizes full consciousness so this contact with the Warrior Planet pulls up
all unconscious material to the conscious surface especially whatever issues
were constellated from last summer's Solar Eclipse of July 1, 2000. Mars is an
action-oriented planet and perhaps the following quote by William Arthur Ward
makes sense: "The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist waits for it
to change its course; the realist hoists the sails".
Hurtful and wounding communications in relationships are a strong
potential with the opposition of Mercury and Chiron on the 15th at 11:07am; work
with the healing energies of reconciliation. A Sufi proverb provides insight:
"When the heart cries because of what it has lost, the spirit laughs for what it
has found". This same date is the second ecliptic shift of the Moon for the
month emphasizing the need for international diplomacy to be put on the fast
track. This lunar ecliptic shift also affects seismological, meteorological and
The potential for an assassination attempt of a world leader is
strong for June 16, 2001. The following geographic areas are sensitized: the
Indian Sub-Continent especially New Delhi, Western Europe especially Paris,
London and Barcelona, Western Africa especially Algeria and Nigeria, Central
America especially Costa Rica, Cuba and Washington, DC.
Father's Day is an excellent day for innovative and mentally
stimulating discussions. Techno-gadgets are wonderful gift ideas to consider.
Some individuals work really well with spiritual solitude for this day.
The third week of June begins with an air of optimism and expansive
communications as Mercury and Jupiter rendezvous with one another Monday the
18th at 5:12am. Negotiating skills are enhanced with a keen ability to be
Tuesday the 19th at 7:25am Jupiter and Uranus rendezvous in a
harmonious aspect with one another that will be a buoyant lift to technology
sectors. Incredible bargains especially with computers, peripherals and
software are available to the public so take advantage! Sudden opportunities
present themselves; be alert and recognize when to develop them. Intellectual
windfalls are also a potential. To better understand this opportunity potential
Leonardo da Vinci said it best: "When Fortune comes, seize her in front with a
sure hand, because behind she is bald".
This day also witnesses petty jealousies or envy in intimate
relationships. A partner can be compulsive or obsessive. Adjustments are
necessary to ease tensions.
Thursday June 21st at 2:38am is the annual ingress of the majestic
Sun into the sign of Cancer launching its 30-day journey in this emotionally
nurturing sign. This is the Summer Solstice or the pagan Litha celebration.
The creative and vital identification of all themes associated with the home,
family, personal emotions, imagination, dreams and sensitivity come to the fore
with this Solar transit. National security interests also are affected by this
Solar journey. Negative expressions of Cancer are hypersensitivity,
over-protectiveness, sidestepping issues, burying the old ostrich head in the
sand routine so as not to deal or confront a problem directly,
over-emotionalism, moodiness and insecurity.
Interestingly enough this is also the date of the annual Cancer New
Moon at 6:58am and a Solar Eclipse! Themes to encourage growth are
unconditional love, nurturance, improving family ties, foster parenthood,
sympathy, homage to ancestors and genealogy. Domestic themes of furnishings,
décor and food preparations like canning and preserves do well with the early
summer crops. Real estate and agri-business have a new focus with this New
Moon. The guiding angel is Amnediel for this Solar Eclipse and New Moon. This
eclipse occurs at zero degrees of Cancer; any zero degree of any cardinal sign
(Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn) is known as an Aries Point position that in
astrology can signify great importance with events, individuals or
relationships. Florence Nightingale summed it up pretty well for this Aries
Point Eclipse: "The most important thing is not what destiny does to us, but
what we do with it". Keywords associated with this New Moon and Eclipse are a
new foundation to solicit an ultimate end is put into place. Cultivate and
foster this new foundation and be ever mindful to weed out the unnecessary. The
following geographic areas are sensitized to this lunation and eclipse: Beijing,
Myanmar, Togo, Mali, Algeria, Barcelona, Paris, London, Santiago-Chile, Mexico
City, El Paso, Albuquerque, Salt Lake City, Spokane, Fairbanks and Anchorage,
Saturn reaches its Pre-Shadow Point on June 23rd that refers to the
degree position it will hold when it turns station direct on February 8, 2002.
This June date may have a direct correlation with next February's date.
Keywords associated with this degree position are pursue self-interests with a
disciplined approach to produce tangible results. Synchronicity presents itself
in an uncanny and unusual manner. "If we want to make a new world, the material
is all there; after all, the first one was made out of chaos" is a quote by
Robert Quillen that underscores this Saturn Pre-Shadow Point.
A Perigee Moon (closest approach to the Earth) occurs on this same
day so hypersensitivity and hyper-emotionalism run high as well. Problem areas
would be control, authoritarianism, dictatorial behaviors and power games. Lack
of confidence and lack of creativity are also issues.
June 25th at 2:17am Saturn and Neptune align harmoniously with one
another that can indicate the realization of a dream or vision. The last time
these two planets were in this same phase and angle with one another was March
27, 1966! Due to Saturn's retrogradation later this year these two planets will
have two more harmonious alignments in 2002. Those individuals born the second
week of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius are really sensitized to this harmonious
planetary energy. Strong perseverance and patience will be required to manifest
the dream or vision into reality. Antonio Machado captures this Saturn -
Neptune harmony best: "If it is good to live, it is even better to dream, and
best of all to awaken".
Mercury is station direct on the 28th at 12:48am ending its
retrograde period that began earlier in the month. Mercury direct can now
correct whatever Murphy's Law came into existence with communications,
transportation and delivery systems from the previous three weeks. Keywords
associated with this Mercury station are entice self-rewarding experiences by
releasing limitations that inhibit full participation in the spice of life -
variety. Multi-tasking orientations enable the individual to accomplish much
even though it may appear to some that the individual has sold out to divergent
interests, which is far from the truth.
A rare third ecliptic shift of the Moon occurs on this day of the
Mercury station. Emotional shifts occur that emphasize sharing, bonding and
intimacy concerns. This lunar ecliptic shift also affects seismological,
meteorological and volcanic activities.
As June closes the potential for naval or maritime accidents occur
especially around the 29th. Sudden reversals in partnerships test patience and
fiscal responsibility. Spoken over-generalizations damage the integrity and
dignity of partners. Heal all wounds with loving care and support of
The month of June holds many international implications that raise
many concerns for humanity. Confucius once said: "If a man gives no thought to
what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand". Humanity is ready to
initiate changes to bring about actions that benefit the collective social well
being. We all have a stake in this development especially through community
neighborhoods and networking. Education plays a key role but nothing will excel
better than genuine and sincere neighborly love. Universal blessings to all of