Mercury enters sensitive Cancer (ruled by the Moon) on June 12th, blending intellect and information with feelings and needs. The touchiness of this transit is enhanced by Mercury’s square to Chiron in Aries until June 13th - words will be painful and it will be difficult to say the right thing. Everything will be taken personally.
Mercury goes on to oppose Saturn Rx on June 15th, clearly defining the limits and responsibilities around the words. This is about what you can’t say or what you have to say, and it probably won’t be comforting. But this opposition is also about communicating like an adult, and it can mark a formal verbal or written result.
Gemini New Moon
Also on June 13th we have a Gemini New Moon (ruled by Mercury) so you can bet that any new choices, information or conversations will hi-light what’s painful or awkward. The best approach is to remember that Chiron’s wounds need to be confronted (in a way that doesn’t do more damage, of course). The painful discussion is your cue to look more closely at what’s hurting and why. This Moon will also be challenged by a confusing square to Neptune and awkward inconjuncts to Pluto Rx and Black Moon Lilith in Capricorn (for added undercurrents of power, resentment and anxiety). A complicated Moon, to be sure.
Venus in Leo
And there’s more happening on June 13th, as Venus enters proud, powerful Leo and squares Uranus in Taurus to June 14th. Venus in Leo is about boldly acknowledging what you want and what you’re worth - there’s nothing modest about this placement. Uranus will electrify things with the unexpected, as money/relationships/self-esteem are rocked by revelations or new attractions.
Venus trines Chiron up to June 15th, so here’s the release for any painful issues that came up around the New Moon. Creative risk or putting yourself out there may be essential for addressing Chiron’s wounds. Perhaps being open about what hurts will appeal to your audience or add to your attraction. When Venus harmonizes with Chiron, she enables empathy and a strange kind of magnetism. There's beauty in what hurts and Leo adds pride - there's no shame in being wounded or uncertain.
The New Moon in your communication sector, and Mercury square Chiron in your sign, suggest new discussions/information about family (especially siblings) or other domestic issues can be painful. Sensitive information from the past will be especially uncomfortable because it’s so personal, and your judgement may be clouded by secrets or unacknowledged issues. Nonetheless, this is a discussion/realization that has to happen. As Mercury in your domestic sector opposes Saturn, external rules or someone in authority may put the pressure on. Official documents or career results can be an issue.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of self-expression can trigger a surprising/electric attraction, impulse purchase or disruptive event involving children/pregnancy. It may be risky to get what you want- proceed carefully. The trine to Chiron in your sign suggests that, if handled correctly, these energies can enable a release of painful feelings and a renewal of confidence (if the wound is confronted). You may need to step out, claim the spotlight or take pride in who you are/what you want, even in the midst of painful personal dynamics.
The New Moon in your sector of personal resources, and Mercury in your communication sector square Chiron, suggest a dissatisfying or anxiety-producing discussion/discovery about earned money or personal values. You may not get what you ask for, or the terms of the agreement can trigger hidden vulnerabilities. Straightforward communication will be difficult, but Mercury/Saturn will send an unavoidable reality check. Watch for enforced choices or official results involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing.
Aspects to Venus in your domestic sector (including the square to Uranus in your sign) can trigger surprising family dynamics, an unexpected move or sudden impatience with your existing home environment. Your desire for change may surprise everyone, especially if you never realized (until now) that you wanted something. Venus/Chiron suggests this is part of a secret wound - it’s time to be honest about a domestic relationship/desire.
The New Moon in your sign, and Mercury in your personal resources sector square Chiron, suggest new info about money, personal values and group dynamics that triggers a sore spot. Your connection to the public (along with any insecurities and feelings of not belonging) will be combined with a personal request or decision about what you’re worth. Professional disillusionment and hidden power plays/suspicions will also play a role. Mercury/Saturn will pinpoint financial or emotional restrictions - you may not get what you ask for, or someone else’s boundaries may limit your options.
Aspects to Venus in your communication sector add in a surprising conversation, statement or discovery. You may hear something good (or flirtatious) that catches you off guard. Or, you may be the one who suddenly speaks out about what you want. This open communication will be key to addressing any social sensitivities. When in doubt, speak up and use your charm or creativity. You may be surprised at the appeal of your words as you openly admit to what hurts.
The New Moon in your hidden sector, and Mercury in your sign square Chiron, suggest a secret issue can trigger some painful discussions or realizations about career, status or success. You may be openly addressing what no one wants to talk about, or what’s in the background. However, know that you may not have the full story and some of what you’re learning will be false or misleading. Mercury/Saturn can deliver an ultimatum or ending involving a partner or competitor - someone else’s rules will delver a sharply defined answer.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of personal resources can deliver an unexpected twist involving earned money or self-esteem. A surprising expense, change in income or jolt to your security can also be a wake-up call about what you really want. Use this clarity to address insecurities or lack of success in your career/future goals. You may need to change the way you earn money or treat yourself. What are you really worth?
The New Moon in your social sector, and Mercury in your hidden sector square Chiron, suggest a public choice, discussion or announcement that’s shadowed by sensitive secrets. What’s discussed publicly (with a friend or group) will involve painful issues that are not fully acknowledged, and background issues around lack of boundaries (in money or intimacy) will influence what you say or choose. Make sure you’re totally aware of what’s happening, rather than allowing yourself to operate on unconscious programming. Mercury/Saturn will pinpoint certain facts and realities (involving work, health or routine) that must be openly acknowledged. This may involve an obligation to someone else, or self-care.
Aspects to Venus in your sign can trigger a sudden attraction, surge of attention or impulse to approach career/professional issues in a new way. There can be innovation and/or disruption, as you what you want/love unfolds in an odd way. Professional attention can come at you when you least expect it. Venus/Chiron suggests these abrupt developments can ease you into new territory that allows you to embrace insecurities or fear of the unknown. This could be a case of you getting your mojo back as you celebrate what makes you special, and others may even be attracted to your open acknowledgment of difficulties.
The New Moon in your career sector, and Mercury in your social sector square Chiron, presents a new career path, approach to business, job offer or discussion with management. However, the details may be unclear or you may be distracted by a competitor/partnership (consider if you’re projecting issues onto the other person). Developments will involve sensitive public relationships and you may feel insecure about what you’re saying and how it will be received. Your professional image may take a hit, and Mercury/Saturn will clearly define what you must openly acknowledge. Too, Saturn can define the limits of an official contract or announcement.
Aspects to Venus in your hidden sector can stir up surprising innovations or an unexpected (and secret) desire or attraction. Tune into what’s intriguing, even if it makes no logical sense - there’s a clue about how you can move forward, and the trine to Chiron offers healing and release on a deep level. Perhaps finally acknowledging something (involving money or intimacy) will allow you to integrate uncomfortable issues.
The New Moon in your opportunities sector, and Mercury in your career sector square Chiron, suggests new info/choices involving education, legal matters, travel or publishing. What’s in front of you may appear to be limitless and/or confusing, and you may also be dealing with vulnerabilities and difficult conversations in a professional context. New details may not be welcome, and a competitor/partner could trigger some painful insights. Mercury/Saturn will define exactly what you must say regarding a conversation with management or an official statement. Too, there could be a formal document that delineates an ending/result.
Aspects to Venus in your social sector can stir up unexpected meetings, attractions or interactions with the public. You may be drawn to someone unusual, or an odd/intriguing group. Too, you may be compelled to display your true colours or show a side of yourself that’s uncharacteristic. The surprise can clarify things while providing you with a release regarding relationship difficulties. The courage to stand out from the group or express yourself honestly can help you address partnership (or competitor) insecurities, while increasing your public appeal.
The New Moon in your sector of shared resources, and Mercury in your opportunities sector square Chiron, can stir up uncomfortable details regarding debts, taxes, your partner’s finances or intimacy. New information or conversations can reveal too much, or make you aware of certain vulnerabilities involving travel, education, legal matters or publishing. At the same time, some of what you hear or intuit may be misleading - consider the difference between what you hope to hear versus what’s actually being revealed. Mercury/Saturn can clarify legal or official limits, or indicate a formal ending/result/graduation.
Aspects to Venus in your career sector can jolt you with an unexpected relationship, challenge to your professional image or change to your career path/connection to management. Partnership developments can throw you off track or wake you up to future possibilities. Venus/Chiron suggests that putting yourself out there, polishing your professional image or cultivating a key relationship can help your work image or assuage doubts about performance, if you stick with pride and confidence over superficial grabs for attention. Maintain your dignity even in the face of unpredictable events. Others may be looking to you to set an example.
The New Moon in your partnership sector, and Mercury in your sector of shared resources square Chiron, suggests some sensitive relationship conversations or choices. A new development will involve painful explorations of debts, taxes, your partner’s finances or intimacy, and the lack of balance between the two of you may be an issue. Be aware that family history or ongoing issues at home can confuse the matter - make sure you stick to the subject and don’t allow other issues to bleed in and distract you. Mercury/Saturn can help by hi-lighting essential financial or emotional facts that must be addressed. What you don’t have enough of, or where you need to cut back, will be themes. Too, there could be financial documents to be considered.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of opportunities can reveal something unexpected, jarring and/or tempting. Long-distance romance, travel, education, legal matters or publishing can offer up exciting developments, but the risk factor is high. However, taking a calculated risk may be in your best interests, because this will help you deal with lack of confidence or feelings of rejection. Nothing is guaranteed, but it might be time to put yourself out there.
The New Moon in your sector of routine, and Mercury in your partnership sector square Chiron, can raise some difficult issues around who gives more, or who feels unappreciated, in a relationship. There may be a significant imbalance that needs to be addressed, and the Moon’s inconjunct to Pluto/Black Moon Lilith in your sign can make it difficult for you to approach matters in a rational manner. Watch for attempts to manipulate, and pay attention to anger/resentment that’s building beneath the surface. You may find it challenging to focus on the main issue, but it’s essential that you communicate clearly and honestly, and listen fully (without judgement, without anger). If you’re feeling disempowered or unaccepted, own this and speak up.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of shared resources suggest a deep and surprising attraction, obsession or urge to get closer. Money and intimacy matters may feel out of control and wildly impulsive - you can break through a barrier or risk too much. Therefore, it’s essential that you remain conscious of what you’re giving or expecting. Venus/Chiron suggests developments can help you access a deeper level of healing, especially if you’re ready to confront secrets or taboo family issues. Now’s the time for courageous honesty about the past and the buried present.
The New Moon in your sector of self-expression, and Mercury in your sector of routine square Chiron, can open up new possibilities involving a creative project, children, a new attraction or a celebration. The urge to risk it all or believe the fantasy will be strong - creativity is enhanced but reality is not. You’ll also be aware of awkward health or work issues that present a flaw; there’s an area of weakness, imperfection or difficulty that can’t quite be fixed. Mercury/Saturn will pinpoint the exact obligation or diagnosis, along with what you must do or say to address it.
Aspects to Venus in your partnership sector can trigger a surprising new attraction or unexpected left turn in an existing relationship. You may be caught off guard by the quality of this attraction (not your usual type) or by what your partner reveals they actually want. The overall theme is stepping outside your relationship comfort zone, and Venus/Chiron encourages you to openly discuss matters - events will open your eyes to a path of forgiveness, release or empathetic confrontation with ongoing doubts/insecurities. Venus/Chiron can also suggest a partner who introduces you the bitter-sweet blend of love, pain and healing.
The New Moon in your domestic sector, and Mercury in your sector of self-expression square Chiron, can reveal some touchy issues involving home, family, children, a home business or your right to self-expression within the family. Money (or lack of it) can be an issue, and the Moon’s square to Neptune in your sign suggests mixed messages or lack of focus on the real issue. It will be easy to become distracted by everything besides what really matters. Mercury/Saturn can help, as you’re reminded of a key area where your words/ideas are restricted. As unpleasant as this may be, Mercury/Saturn defines what you’re responsible for - what you must say (in a public context) or what you must do to manifest your ideas (wishful thinking is not enough). In some cases, this can be a public ending or result.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of routine can stir up unexpected breaks involving health, work or obligations. There may be a surprising spot of assistance, or unexpected developments around a solution or diagnosis. Venus/Chiron suggests the disruption can ultimately lead to healing or improvement, as well as an improved approach to financial and emotional security. You may discover a workaround in an area where you thought you were lacking.