Tuesday, June 6th
Venus enters Taurus
Mercury enters Gemini
Friday, June 9th
6:10 AM PT – Full Moon at 18° of Sagittarius
Jupiter stations direct at 13° of Libra
Venus in Taurus sextiles Mars in Cancer, both at 3°
As Venus and Mercury both return to signs that they rule on Tuesday, they both grant us access to their magnificent manifesting powers. When planets are in their own sign (and direct), they are more at ease and more willing and able to dispense their gracious goodwill upon us.
While Venus travels through Taurus, it will emphasize the importance of pleasure. This combination can get hooked on feeling good just for the sake of it but it can also give us deep insights into the importance of enjoying what we do while we do it. Venus in Taurus knows that without enjoying what we do, we are far less likely to do it. Venus in Taurus believes that a spoonful of sugar facilitates the development of all good things. Venus in Taurus understands that the honeypots need to be filled up well before the guests arrive to entice them into staying a while. This signature will be sweetening the skies and our lives until July 4th.
Mercury will be in Gemini, its own sign, until June 21st. However this particular transit through Gemini is challenging for Mercury. Mercury is now cruising along at a fast clip and will end up traveling close to the sun, eventually crashing into it. This aspect of Mercury’s cycle can create a kind of rashness or haste in our communications, concept creations and judgement. Not only that but Mercury will end up in a stern opposition to Saturn, demanding that we back up our big ideas with an even bigger effort. All of that said, during these first couple of days, especially June 6th-9th, Mercury can help us with any slight of hand tricks we might need to pull off. Use these days to send out your correspondences and important communications. Remember that Mercury is a kind of magician, able to slip through cracks that the rest of us can’t. Think bigger than rabbits when you are pulling from your proverbial hat.
Friday brings with it a powerful full moon in Sagittarius. Powerful because as this full moon peaks, its ruler, Jupiter, changes direction. Jupiter also rules all things that expand exuberantly. The day any planet, especially such an auspicious one, changes directions, is a day to mark on the calendar as its effects become all the more obvious and tangible. Jupiter is currently in Libra, a sign ruled by Venus. With Venus now in Taurus and Jupiter direct, both benefics are able to help us do and make optimum good out with what we’ve got.
The full moon makes the most out of its rulers station direct while still keeping its feet firmly on the ground. Sitting a couple of degrees from Saturn, the full moon highlights the work that the Master Tasker has had each of us do over the past 2 years, while it’s been in Sagittarius. This is the last full moon in Sagittarius that will be present with Saturn for some time. Like 30 years time. Therefore this full moon acts in part like a celebration of the work that we have done both as a result of and in spite of Saturn’s sometimes outrageous demands. Take pride in what you have been able to master while taking a big slice of humble pie to sustain you through the work you’ve yet to do.
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Aries & Aries Rising
The skies have shifted and so have you. Or at least you have begun to. This week brings a rare moment of perspective. One that can promote both an appreciation for what you have come through and glimmers of hope about where you are going.
Friday’s full moon makes obvious the lessons that you have learned, the schooling that you have had and the dedication to your betterment that you have shown your life over the past 2 years. Your ability to show up for yourself in spiritual, philosophical and educational ways is revealed to you under luna’s light. There is a little time to course correct (from now until December) if you don’t like what you see on the horizon, but it’s the kind of moon that lets you know that what has been done is done. The past is not to be picked up as a great weight of shame to carry with us into the future. It is to be picked over for the lessons that can serve us going forward.
Move with your better judgment in mind. Move while taking heed of the somatic reminders of your past mistakes that sound off when you are veering away from your path. Move with the purpose of bettering yourself every step of the way. Count the blessings of your connections. Count the conversations that help you keep your attitude in check. Count the ways in which things that have been stuck are unsticking.
With Venus’s entrance into Taurus, this week begins a month-long journey of uncovering the riches that are your reserves. Within the walls of the next 4 weeks, you’ll have the opportunity to develop both your assets and your acceptance of the gifts that you have been given. Give all you’ve got to developing, nurturing and protecting these gifts. You have within you a treasure chest of talent. Don’t let anyone pirate your booty.
Taurus & Taurus Rising
Thus far, 2017 hasn’t been kind to your needs. It’s burned you up. Washed you out. Left you longing for cool, calm ground to call your own. Thus far, 2017 has been testing your limits. Pushing you beyond yours. Placing what was sacred in the fire. Thus far, 2017 hasn’t let much rest. It hasn’t been sorry about being un-soothing. It hasn’t been particularly calm as it has approached you.
This week, 2017 takes a break from being a hard ass.
As Venus returns to your sign, so too does a sense of being able to rebuild. Replenish. Reimagine yourself in your own image. This shift in perspective makes things possible that recently seemed imperceptible. It makes what was a struggle into a time of stabilizing your sense of self. It makes what was too amorphous into something that you can wrap your mind around and make use of.
It makes known that all that 2017 took from you is no longer necessary to your journey. Trust that and be done with questioning why it left in the first place.
Friday’s full moon also emphasizes this point. In order to master our energy and our sense of self-worth, we must be able to honor the departures as much as we do the arrivals.
Gemini & Gemini Rising
Friday’s full moon gives you a lot to talk about. A lot to play off of. A lot to reflect upon. It highlights the unions that you have committed to over the past 2 years. It helps you to recognize the gift of co-creating with the partners that hold you to the highest standards and in the highest regard. It articulates the dimensions of your commitments. It articulates the value of creating containers of incredible stability and flexibility.
It also recognizes the relationships that cannot move past their own limitations.
Your job is to be inquisitive about which is which. Your job is to be open to understanding each relationship as its own unique and very much alive entity. Your job is to parse out which commitments help you to stay committed to your own growth and which pull on you in ways that aren’t considerate of your energy.
In some cases, better boundaries are needed. In other cases, it would be better for you not to waste your time feeling bad about feeling bad after you see someone. Some people (unknowingly yet still unfairly) ask us to hold their unhealed complexes, leaving us out of sorts and pulled from center. In such cases, keep handing folks back their work to do so that you can get busy with the season that favors your growth and goodwill-spreading.
The middle of this week sends you on journeys and lands you in conversations that are extremely important for you to have. Make sure that you remain available for them. Be cautious of spreading your time and energy too thin. Don’t let other people’s messy boundaries make a disaster out of your days. As Mercury moves back into your sign, you’ll want to have the free time you need to get your message across to those that can receive it. What you have to say, and what comes back as a response, are both incredible enlightening for you. Speak up and listen closely.
Cancer & Cancer Rising
Friday’s full moon highlights the piles of work that you have climbed up and over during the past 2 years. Take note. Take a moment. Take a breath and show appreciation for the efforts of your mind, body and soul. This has been a time that has been labor intensive. A time that has tested your resolve to get the work working. A time that has pushed you to the physical limits you thought you’d never have to meet. But this has been a deep calling that you have answered. One that you have agreed to, putting yourself to the task.
Such is soul-work.
Whatever you have been able to commit to at work will now start to support the foundation of your life, helping you to work through core issues, concerns and needs. What you have supported and devoted yourself to can now begin to give you the same back.
With folks from far and wide wanting to help you out in the near future, there is much to look forward to. With Venus entering Taurus you are more likely to feel supported by the systems of people that hold you in high regard. You are more likely to notice the ease with which life works out when you open up and let those that can help you, help you. You are more likely to feel the immunizing effects of a life well-lived with those that work as hard as you do to support a life-affirming vision of the future. Being in supportive community is as good for our health as taking our vitamins. Make sure that in the coming month you reach out to yours for a regular dose.
Leo & Leo Rising
Friday’s full moon brings to light the creations that you have labored over for the last 2 years. Whatever shape they have taken needs to be trusted, given your continuous encouragement, and appreciated as the perfect shape for you in this moment.
It’s far easier to critique our creations than it is to have faith that their finished form will reveal itself to us eventually. Work on trusting the process of your creative self-expression as much as you work on the skills you need to build the thing.
As Venus enters Taurus this week, you begin a month-long journey developing a deeper relationship with your career, reputation, and outer life. Venus will be helping you to look especially appealing to those professional contacts you want to make a good impression on.
As one of the planets that can make our life easier and more enjoyable, Venus wants to help you enjoy, in greater depth, the riches of your career. Feed your career goals well. Do not leave them undernourished or unsupported. Build a throne for them. Be a loyal servant to them. Behold the majestic potential that they have. Treat your career as a vehicle that has the power to lead you to a treasure trove of riches. The kind that cannot be bought or sold, but that solidly, firmly and generously pour forth from you. As you do, you’ll be surprised at how willing those that can help you to achieve great things are to offer what they can to help you deliver your goods.
Virgo & Virgo Rising
This week your ruling planet, Mercury, experiences a moment of strength. This puts not only you but also your career in a powerful position. The skies are strongly encouraging you to use Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to communicate with anyone and everyone who can help your message spread far and wide. Call, email, text and message those that you have been wanting to reach out to. Get your work in front of the folks that might be able to help it get where it needs to go. Present your efforts to those that understand the potential that it possesses. This is a time where you can begin to make long term plans with more confidence as well as being able to make your case with a great deal more conviction.
Make yourself known as a serious player to your team.
Friday’s full moon connects to the core of your personal life. It sheds light on your inner life. It reveals the strides that you have taken to create a sturdier base for your life over the past 2 years. It asks you what beliefs you are ready to part with. Beliefs you’ve inherited from your parents. From your childhood. From the misunderstandings of young adulthood. It asks you to uproot any weeds that are strangling your life-force. It asks you to make room for more positive experiences to blossom.
We cannot hold onto the guilt, shame and fear of our pasts if we are serious about living out our lives in the present. Right now a little excavation goes a long way.
Libra & Libra Rising
This week, so much turns around it will make your head spin. Like a coiled up spring being released, this week wants to propel you forwards. Quantum leaps are made possible and probable. In preparation for this joyride, the planets are recommending that you position yourself in such a way that you’ll get the greatest bang for your buck.
The first thing to do to ready yourself is to call up what you have faith in. Faith is personal. Something we each have to find for ourselves. Wherever yours comes from, focus on it. Affirm it. Allow it to be something that you check in with on the regular.
The second thing to do is be open to the notion that even in your wildest dreams you might be selling the potential of your life short.
The third thing to do is observe the messages that Friday’s full moon brings you, as it is sure to. Pay close attention to the messages of confirmation. Pay close attention to the boundaries that you have worked hard at putting into place in regards to your communications. Pay close attention to the messages that come in regards to the final tweaks that your daily rituals need in order for you to feel supported.
Friday’s full moon reminds you that all those lofty goals you have need to be lived out within the realms of your day-to-day existence. We can only get so much done during each 24-hour period, but some environments will help us to maximize that time while others will pull our focus away from what is productive. Set up your daily environment as best you can so that it can support your larger goals to the best of its ability and remove anything that interrupts your grinding.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising
Surround yourself with the folks that inspire you to trust in the ebbs and flows of life. Surround yourself with the folks that help you to feel your own innate sturdiness. Surround yourself with the folks that never have you second guessing your gifts.
As Venus moves into Taurus, it wants to help you to connect with those that know how to build. Partnerships. Relationships. Life. This month-long journey of Venus’s wants you to open up to the possibilities of different kinds of partnering.
The season of love is upon you.
This week is the opening act to that season and it brings both deep internal shifts and outer world proof of the work that you have done on yourself. The internal shifts are ones that support your ability to strengthen your faith in your own healing powers. These shifts seek to widen your internal landscape, resulting in more room for you to internally grow into. These shifts have a subtle strength for you to tap into any time you need to. Your work is to remember to do so.
The outer-world proof is thanks to Friday’s full moon. La Luna highlights the rigorous work that you have been engaged in these past 2 years in regards to your ability to develop your talents and use them to support your life’s purpose. Figuring out how to make ends meet while keeping our integrity intact in a system set up to divide us is no easy task. The efforts that you have made to do so have not gone unnoticed, Friday’s full moon makes this abundantly clear while seeking to help you sort through next steps and important ideologies to part with.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising
With Mercury’s entrance into Gemini this week, you get to bear witness to what is most important to you in a relationship. Part of what is alluring to your herd about a partner is their ability to run with an idea. Ask the right questions. Explore the many angles of a subject.
Intelligent observations are your aphrodisiac.
Those that can get to the heart of the matter in a way that helps you gain a greater perspective of an issue will always capture your attention and affection. This week offers up the opportunity to have some particularly important conversations. Make time to luxuriate in exchanges with significant others. Make sure that you take this opportunity to tell others how you feel. Make yourself available for those that are trying to connect with you.
Engage also with the concepts that encourage your own appreciation for yourself.
Friday’s full moon will help you find out that you are much sturdier than you might give yourself credit for. The work that you have done on yourself over the past 2 years is illuminated with this full moon. Take time to appreciate the results of your efforts. Forgive yourself for what you did ungracefully along the way. Find compassion for your very flawed and fortunate human state. Trust the inner-strength that you have been able to develop and feel empowered to lead with it.
Being the captain of your own ship will engender the trust of those that are sailing alongside you.
As your planetary ruler, Jupiter, stations direct concurrently with the full moon, there is every reason to assume that you’ll be flooded with the kind of correspondences that float your boat. In fact the channels of communication are wide open for you this week so keep asking questions, gathering data and dispersing the wisdom that you’ve gleaned. There are folks waiting with baited breath for it.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising
As Jupiter pivots direction this week so do your professional prospects. This shift acts much like a release of your potential, a revealing of your opportunities and an opening up of your horizons. You are being asked to work outside of the perceptions that you’ve perhaps unconsciously existed in. It’s time to recognize the abundance that a shift in beliefs can bring about.
Believe in life’s ability to broaden the scope of your work without needing you to be perfect at what you do.
Friday’s full moon makes this point poignantly. Occurring in a part of your chart that makes this known only to you, luna sheds light on all of the inner work you have been sorting through these past 2 years. As the moon blossoms so to does your understanding of the importance of all that you have had to let go of. The full moon asks you to reflect on the deep purges that you have performed while encouraging you to take a moment out to regroup, recalibrate and reorient yourself. You may well be reaching a point of so much shedding that you’ll need to wrap yourself up in a protective cocoon. But only momentarily. As Venus enters Taurus it helps you to tap into a world of creative potential. This month-long visit from Venus will be asking you to build what you can creatively as well as creating what you can pleasure-fully. More than any other sign, Venus’s transit wants you to feel the luxury inherent in your life. Bubble baths and long naps lead to important discoveries and inspiration. No time is wasted when spent well.
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising
As Venus enters Taurus it will help you to feel settled in ways that you haven’t been able to for a while. This month-long transit helps you to build from the base up. It helps you to create and enjoy the comforts of home. It helps you to feel like you belong. To yourself. To this life. To this moment.
While Venus is in Taurus it will help you to develop an inner confidence. Allowing you to have a greater conviction because you know where you are coming from. Having a sturdy base enables us to focus on other aspects of our life. Our creativity has a chance to blossom. Solutions are more easily understood. Opportunities more easily seized. Support more easily soaked up.
Friday’s full moon brings to light the social systems that you have to rely on. It also reveals the outcomes of the efforts that you have been putting towards building a network of people that you can collaborate with. As the week rolls out, you might notice a lift in your mood and a sense of what is possible in the near future. This applies to the personal efforts that you have put forth as well as the collective collaborations that you have been able to build upon. Keep showing your community just how serious your commitment to them is and you’ll get a serious amount of appreciation in return.
Pisces & Pisces Rising
This week your ruling planet, Jupiter, changes directions, creating a shift in your collaborations. There may be an opportunity that circles back around for you to review. Some opportunities that weren’t ready to be utilized earlier this year are now able to fulfill their potential. Notice what still peaks your interest and what was really only ever a flash in the pan.
As Friday’s full moon reveals the outcomes of the efforts that you have put forth in your career, it will be much easier to understand which partnerships suit your current situation. Friday’s full moon also helps you to reflect on the impact that you have on others. It’s often easy to forget the kind of power we wield with each situation that we are faced with. Our ability to show up with integrity really does speak volumes for us in all aspects of our lives. The impression that we give to others is due to the accumulation of every little decision that we ever make. Your energy is your real business card in life. The full moon reflects the state of yours back to you.
As Venus begins its month-long journey though Taurus, it will grace your days, communication and close relationships. Venus will help you to have an easier time connecting not only to the folks in your life that bring you joy but also to the rituals that keep your entire being intact. Make sure to refresh the daily regimes that keep you feeling connected to all sources of well-being.