June 18th sees Neptune stationing Rx at 16 degrees Pisces. Rx motion is always about reviews and/or intensification. In this case, it suggests going back to question a dream/belief, or exposing a lie. Neptune’s dissolution eventually leads to the truth (that’s been obscured) and Neptune Rx can reveal what you’ve been denying or what you simply didn’t see. This retrograde can also enable a release or gentle goodbye.
Venus in Leo, Mars in Aquarius
On June 19th, Venus conjoins the Leo North Node. The future is here, and it can manifest via a relationship, financial, creative or self-esteem issue that urges you to boldly step out and be proud. Here’s your audience or reason to celebrate, and Venus’ opposition to Mars in Aquarius (on June 21st) will play into this.
As I explained in this post:
“The opposition to Mars will add tension, which is not a bad thing - tension motivates you, and the conflict between action versus what you want can push you to go further or call it quits. Mars opposite Venus can indicate fiery chemistry via a demanding attraction, and the dynamic will be anything but harmonious.
Because the Nodes are involved, more is at stake- Mars urges you to step away from the past and Venus draws you towards the future. Transiting Mars/Venus oppositions are rare: the last one occurred on May 24th, 2016 (0 deg Sag/Gemini) and the next one occurs on November 9th, 2020 (15 deg Aries/Libra). In the Mars/Venus cycle this is a culmination - it can signal a result involving a relationship or any action/attraction dynamic. Detached/rebellious actions (Mars in Aquarius) challenge the desire to be proud, special, or to create something special (Venus in Leo). Ultimately, you want to move towards the North Node, so special wins. But the motivation lies in Aquarius.
The degree of this opposition is the degree where Mars will station Rx in Aquarius (on June 26th). This tells us that the opposition's culmination will lead to Mars Rx's review or redo. So the ending or turning point will not be absolute - Mars Rx says there will be delays and back and forth before the final result (when Mars direct passes over 9 deg Aquarius from October 8th to 9th).”
Grand Water Trine
June 19th to 20th brings us a Grand Water Trine as Mercury in Cancer trines Jupiter Rx in Scorpio and Neptune Rx in Pisces. Words will flow easily as Jupiter adds growth and intensity, while Neptune opens up the imagination. This can be a profoundly healing or romantic influence, and words/thoughts will have great power. This Grand Trine will connect back to June 2nd and 3rd, when Venus in Cancer took Mercury's place. What was desired then can be put into words now.
However, just as the previous Grand Water Trine had possible negative associations due to the path of least resistance (Grand Trines are closed circuits of easy anergy) this trine can keep you stuck in habitual thought patterns/conversations that are undermining.
Fortunately, Mercury will go on to oppose Pluto Rx in Capricorn on June 23rd, which will reveal a dark truth. Yes, I said fortunately. If you've been thinking/talking on automatic pilot, this opposition will provide an external challenge that forces you to confront what lies behind the words. Thoughts can be obsessive or transformative - your choice.
The Sun enters Cancer on June 21st, the longest day and energetic turning point in the year. Here we celebrate the peak of light and heat. Ideally, a time to celebrate family, children, security and self-nurturing. But the Sun squares Chiron in Aries to June 23rd, so you'll immediately be aware of an area where you feel less secure, less nurtured and ultra-sensitive.
This issue first came up on May 20th, and again on June 13th. Venus in Cancer squared Chiron on May 20th, and Mercury in Cancer did the same on June 13th. So this will be a repeat issue, with this third hit to Chiron as the most potent (it will have the force of the Solstice behind it). This suggests the wound (based on family/the past/neediness) will be fully illuminated and should be confronted. Note that Mercury will oppose Pluto on June 23rd, so the dark truths that are revealed may be connected to the Chiron square. Just remember that Pluto always holds the path to permanent transformation - the death of the old.
Who wants to deal with this? Nobody. But it's coming at you, and Chiron's transit of Aries was always going to be about tackling the painful stuff with courage, especially when you're feeling least courageous.
On January 12th 2020, Saturn will meet up with Pluto, at 22 degrees Capricorn. This will be a fusion of authority and power, and the start of a new cycle. There may be breakdowns or confirmations of tremendous power, depending on how you've handled power and authority in your life.
Wondering how it might impact you? Check out my downloadable PDF, a handy house-by-house guide to this transit.
Neptune Rx in your hidden sector may be subtle or unnoticed, but trust that an intensified process of release or reveal is happening. An outdated portion of your past is being dissolved by another few inches, and something new is emerging.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of self-expression can trigger a vibrant new attraction with a fated feeling, a bold creative opportunity or a chance for you to shine in a new area. Social prompts or challenges will push you to bring your A-game: here is your moment to step up and show others what you’ve been developing in the areas of performance or unique talent.
The Grand Water Trine activates your domestic sector (Mercury) your sector of shared resources (Jupiter Rx) and your hidden sector (Neptune Rx). Family discussions or delving into the past can flow towards gentle realizations or soothing reminiscences. At the same time, there’s no motivation to speak out - family secrets may stay that way. Events may connect back to June 2nd-3rd.
However, Mercury/Pluto will ensure that unacknowledged issues around power, authority and parental roles come out, although they may be projected. Awareness can ensure that you’re not operating on habitual programming and responding as you always have. This aspect can also indicate a conclusion/announcement involving a career move, job search or relocation.
The Sun’s move into your domestic sector, and the square to Chiron in your sign, will hi-light painful family dynamics. The issue may have been around for years, but only now are you ready to take it on. Or, events may push you forward (involuntarily) so you’re compelled to deal with this. Being the family scapegoat, outsider or antagonist may be themes. Perhaps you’re the only one who has the courage to deal with this.
Neptune Rx in your social sector suggests the dissolution of a friendship or group association. As roles and attachments shift, you may review certain ideals and experience some disillusionment. Too, a truth that’s been in front of you all along (regarding your connection to the public or a public figure) may come to light.
Aspects to Venus in your domestic sector suggest a key turning point in matters regarding family, relocation or a home business. A desired potential comes to light, involving love, happiness and pride. The drive for career or future success will add motivation, as well as momentum away from the past and towards a joyful domestic future. Tension at work/with management may be part of this motivation. In some cases, these aspects can indicate the launch of a home business or an exciting new phase in your home and professional life.
The Grand Water Trine activates your communication sector (Mercury) your partnership sector (Jupiter Rx) and your social sector (Neptune Rx). All relationship discussions (group and one-on-one) can flow smoothly, with a mix of empathy, optimism and idealism. Great for connecting with others or reaching out to those that you’ve been out of contact with. Negative manifestations can include getting sucked into the same, old relationship topics or buying into the false promise/relationship illusion. Events may connect back to June 2nd-3rd.
However, Mercury/Pluto will provide a wake up call via a profound discovery or announcement - the underside of a certain belief or piece of wisdom may be exposed, or your ideas may be forcefully challenged by an external source. Pay attention to compulsive feelings that you must be right, or that you must make your voice heard. The compulsion is the real issue - the words/ideas are only what rests on the surface.
The Sun’s move into your communication sector, and the square to Chiron, can illuminate a painful conversation, area of knowledge or secret. It may be time to openly confront the dynamics that you’ve been afraid to speak about. This issue first came up on May 20th, and again on June 13th.
Neptune Rx in your career sector can take you back a few paces in order to adjust a professional dream, or dissolve the remains of outdated goals and professional habits. A career connection or part of your professional image could be up for a clarifying reveal.
Aspects to Venus in your communication sector can trigger a fortuitous conversation, meeting or discovery that opens up valuable information while challenging what you think you already know. You may be pushed to move forward with an idea, or put a belief into words (or leave that belief behind). Too, there can be a verbal or written conclusion that delivers something desirable.
The Grand Water Trine activates your sector of personal resources (Mercury) your sector of routine (Jupiter Rx) and your career sector (Neptune Rx). A financial or self-esteem issue can flow forward with good news or negotiations - what you need/what you’re worth can be easily and instinctively articulated, as your work nets positive results. Possible negative manifestations include the inability to see beyond a current development and ask for more, or a fixation on doing it all yourself and refusing to look beyond current financial/work parameters. Events may connect back to June 2nd-3rd.
However, Mercury/Pluto will uncover some essential information and background dynamics about what you own, share or owe. You may discover the real motivations behind a financial or security issue.
The Sun’s move into your sector of personal resources, and the square to Chiron, can hi-light a financial or self-esteem fear. You will see what you don’t have enough of, or where you feel least secure/deserving. Consider how others prompt these moments of recognition and feelings of lack via social competition or inadequacy. This issue first came up on May 20th, and again on June 13th.
Neptune Rx in your sector of opportunities can open your eyes to a false belief or incorrect path of exploration. Issues around travel, education, legal matters or publishing can reveal more, including what you need to adjust or let go of.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of personal resources indicate a prime financial or self-esteem opportunity- here’s your chance to earn more, earn differently or celebrate something that makes you feel certain about who you are and what you stand for. In the process, you may be dealing with challenges from another in the areas of intimacy or shared finances. It may be time to free yourself from old dependencies or activate a new level of trust/sharing.
The Grand Water Trine activates Mercury in your sign, Jupiter Rx in your sector of self-expression and Neptune Rx in your opportunities sector. Got something to say? The influences don’t get more promising than this. Your words will have a magical edge and can touch a wide audience while expressing your joy/confidence/creativity. Great for promoting yourself, convincing others or confirming a personal dream (putting it into words). Negative possibilities include putting all your hopes/energy into a false belief and refusing to accept any truth that contradicts what you want to see. Events may connect back to June 2nd-3rd.
However, Mercury/Pluto will reveal what you’ve been avoiding, via a partner or competitor. Challenging words or actions from another will push you to say what you really mean and look at what lies beneath the facade of a relationship. Awareness of what you’re saying is key, because another can activate unconscious issues that emerge in the form of manipulation or obsessive demands.
The Sun’s move into your sign, and its square to Chiron, will hi-light a key area of insecurity involving career, success and future progress. You may confront a failure or frustrating situation where you don’t feel up for competition or ambitious moves. Consider where you need to bring your A game, or if you current line of work is right for you. This issue first came up on May 20th, and again on June 13th.
Neptune Rx in your sector of shared resources can trigger doubts about shared finances or intimacy. Boundaries may shift, or you could find yourself letting go (perhaps involuntarily) of what you used to value. Too, it may be time to release a deep connection, financial responsibility or fear.
Aspects to Venus in your sign indicate a prime moment for advancement in a relationship, lifestyle or career issue. Watch for a sign that this is where you should move ahead - you should feel a sense of opportunity and desire. A partner or competitor could be the catalyst, whether you’re parting ways or moving the relationship forward. In a romantic situation, Venus opposite Mars can indicate a hot but conflicted attraction.
The Grand Water Trine activates your hidden sector (Mercury) your domestic sector (Jupiter Rx) and your sector of shared resources (Neptune Rx). A secret, a private conversation or intuitive piece of knowledge can enable habits/addictions based in the past, or encourage progress regarding a domestic relationship or domestic finances. These energies will work beneath the surface, so much of what happens will not be based on logic. Events may connect back to June 2nd-3rd.
Mercury/Pluto can make you feel as if you must speak out (about a health/work issue or obligation)but you may not want to - consider where the pressure is coming from, and what it reveals. Too, there can be issues with hidden compulsions or paranoia/buried fears. Double check what you think you’re hearing or seeing.
The Sun into your hidden sector, square Chiron, suggests external wounds/insecurities involving travel, education, legal matters, belief or publishing will stir up hidden issues. There will be more going on behind the scenes, so don’t take the painful issue at face value. You may be more sensitive about what’s happening than others realize. This issue first came up on May 20th, and again on June 13th.
Neptune Rx in your partnership sector suggests shifting roles or ideals in a relationship. Disillusionment can lead to a truth, along with a new level of connection. Too, this could be about the loosening of what used to bind you and another together. If you’re single, Neptune Rx can help you let go of relationship disappointments, pain or the urge to sacrifice.
Aspects to Venus in your hidden sector can trigger an ultimate goal, romance or purpose regarding what you really want. Watch for a sense of fate, as things slide into place. Efforts to improve, upgrade or deal with work/health issues will be the trigger - tension between what you have to do versus what you want can be motivating, resulting in a final push to make the dream happen.
The Grand Water Trine activates your social sector (Mercury) your communication sector (Jupiter Rx) and your partnership sector (Neptune Rx). Communications with friends, groups or the public can flow easily and naturally, as you tap into an abundant source of optimism and magic. Great for reaching out to anyone and making personal connections. Too, one-on-one relationship conversations can expand nicely to include future plans. However, possible negative manifestations can include believing only what you want to believe about a social/public issue, or enabling an undermining partnership pattern. Events may connect back to June 2nd-3rd.
Mercury/Pluto will ensure that your public words have impact while also stirring up shadow issues (such as projection, suspicion and manipulation) behind the words. Be very careful with public statements, because any unconscious issues (that you may not want to articulate) will be on display. Too, Mercury/Pluto can get you thinking about your true connection to others, or how your words are received.
The Sun into your social sector squares Chiron, triggering sensitivities or hurt feelings. Doubts about your social status, your friends or your place in the collective will be stirred up, and will be connected to what first came up on May 20th, and again on June 13th. Since this issue is repeating, consider it a key area that needs to be confronted. The source of the pain lies beneath the surface, but the manifestations will be public.
Neptune Rx in your sector of routine can reveal a weakness in your work or health habits. Watch for an area where you’ve been misleading yourself or letting something slide. In some cases, you’ll be made aware of the line between obligation and sacrifice.
Aspects to Venus in your social sector suggest a bright opportunity regarding a friend, group activity or connection with the public. This could be your chance to let others see your talent or connect with someone special. At the same time, you’ll be motivated by romantic or creative tension that urges you to step beyond a habit or approach to pride/worthiness. It might be time to step out and show others what you’ve got, while allowing yourself to be part of the group.
The Grand Water Trine activates your career sector (Mercury) your sector of personal resources (Jupiter Rx) and your sector of routine (Neptune Rx). A conversation with management, a business launch, job lead or job interview can proceed smoothly and promise lucrative results. There could be a raise or lead on a new source of income. Negative possibilities include refusal to accept new professional ideas or going with the flow regarding a job situation, because you’re comfortable with the way things are. Events may connect back to June 2nd-3rd.
Mercury/Pluto can provide a jolt of awareness as darker truths (regarding your professional image or discussions with management) are revealed. In some cases, Mercury/Pluto can indicate a transformative (and permanent) conclusion to a professional matter.
The Sun into your career sector, and the square to Chiron, can trigger anxieties or vulnerabilities about success, authority or your ability to move forward. A partner or competitor could reflect issues that make you question your current path. This issue first came up on May 20th, and again on June 13th.
Neptune Rx in your sector of self-expression can draw your attention to an addiction, fantasy or area where you’ve been overindulging. A romantic delusion or disappointment may also be revealed. On the plus side, this Rx can uncover some creative inspiration or urge you to return to a dream/higher goal.
Aspects to Venus in your career sector can open the door to a brighter future in the form of a new job, recognition for your professional talents or new career path. Watch for an opportunity to truly shine and receive full recognition. You’ll be urged to actively step away from the past (including family and childhood issues). Or, there could be a turning point regarding domestic versus professional goals. In some cases, you could meet someone at work who ends up being a key player in your love life.
The Grand Water Trine activates Jupiter Rx in your sign, Neptune Rx in your sector of self-expression and Mercury in your sector of opportunities. An area of growth, expansion or intensive exploration can drive your search for more in the areas of travel, education, legal matters, publishing or ideals. You can make your voice heard in a convincing and emotional manner, or learn something valuable that confirms what you’ve been working towards. On the downside, these energies can keep you locked in a loop of self-righteous conviction- feelings will be more powerful than logic, and you may be unwilling to listen to anyone else. Events may connect back to June 2nd-3rd.
Mercury/Pluto can add an obsessive edge to your words/thoughts, especially if this involves an ideal, issue of right/wrong or piece of wisdom. The key is to look at why you’re so fixated on this issue - the intensity of conviction is the real story.
The Sun’s move into your opportunities sector, and the square to Chiron, can hi-light an area of fear or doubt around venturing into the unknown, going public or exploring new territory. You may feel unprepared, or what you learn may illuminate an area where you feel flawed or weak. This issue first came up on May 20th, and again on June 13th.
Neptune Rx in your domestic sector can pull you back to old family issues. You may feel like any progress you’ve made is being eroded, but know that the return is meant to expose pervasive untruths and illusions that have stood the test of time.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of opportunities can open up something new, juicy and exciting. Travel, long-distance romance, legal matters, education or publishing are areas where you’ll be invited to step forward. Motivation may come in the form of an argument, verbal challenge or prompt to actively disengage from outdated ideas. In some cases, this can mark the results of your efforts to make your thoughts public.
The Grand Water Trine activates your sector of shared resources (Mercury) your hidden sector (Jupiter Rx) and your domestic sector (Neptune Rx). Here is the dive into family secrets or personal issues (involving intimacy, finances or taboo subjects) that you’ve been hesitant to confront. You can comfortably ask the tough questions /have the sensitive discussion. Negative possibilities include wallowing in the deep end of an issue and refusing to make any progress. Watch for habitual mental grooves involving depression, addiction or destructive thoughts. Events may connect back to June 2nd-3rd.
Mercury/Pluto can intensify any dark impulses via a fixation on something unhealthy. But Pluto can also present the tools for you to permanently transform unhealthy thought patterns- this could be an “enough is enough” moment as you hit bottom and decide there’s no where to go but up.
The Sun’s move into your sector of shared resources, and the square to Chiron, will hi-light sensitive issues involving intimacy, finances or being loved/appreciated. While this may appear to be about one thing on the surface, deeper issues of dependency and fear of losing power will be at root. This issue first came up on May 20th, and again on June 13th.
Neptune Rx in your communication sector can gradually reveal a truth via a lie or omission. Questions can come up about accuracy, or you may be taking a second look at certain facts that you held sacred.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of shared resources can take a relationship to deeper levels, uncover a financial gift or reward your increased ability to trust as powerful joy and support grows between you another. Motivation could come in the form of a desire to earn more, increase your security or step away from isolating “me first” approaches to life. Your actions to make your situation better will have led you to this moment.
The Grand Water trine activates your partnership sector (Mercury) your social sector (Jupiter Rx) and your communication sector (Neptune Rx). One-on-one discussions should flow smoothly, as empathy, emotional connection and the willingness to talk about anything opens things up between you and another. Too, social interactions/friendships can benefit from intimate conversations. Possible negative manifestations include getting caught up in a partner’s unproven promises, or allowing relationship discussions to follow the same, easy path where there’s no growth. Events may connect back to June 2nd-3rd.
But Mercury opposite Pluto Rx in your sign can address this, as you demand the truth from a partner. If you sense there’s more beneath the surface, you won’t let it go until you’re satisfied. Be aware that most people are not comfortable with this approach. And are you sure you really want to know?
The Sun’s move into your partnership sector, and the square to Chiron, can trigger painful family dynamics. This issue first came up on May 20th, and again on June 13th, so it’s not new. While a partner may be the trigger, you have the opportunity to step up and address what’s really going on.
Neptune Rx in your sector of personal resources can see you questioning outdated modes of financial and emotional security. You’ve been ripe for change for a while now, but this Rx can clarify what you need to let go of and where your current system of values and earning are no longer sustainable.
Aspects to Venus in your partnership sector (including the opposition to Mars in your sign) can introduce a powerful but challenging new relationship. You’ll be confronted with what you want but you’ll have to contend with your habits including cynicism, alienation and having to compromise on certain freedoms. Nonetheless, this could be worth it.
The Grand Water trine activates your sector of routine (Mercury) your career sector (Jupiter Rx) and your sector of personal resources (Neptune Rx). A fix, improvement or solution can work beautifully, as those in authority accept your ideas, or your ideas keep the wheels rolling nicely in your life. Work, daily routine and health can all benefit. Possibly negative manifestation include sticking with tried and true work/health habits that are comforting and familiar, but leave no room for progress. Events may connect back to June 2nd-3rd.
Mercury/Pluto will offer deeper motivations for change in the guise of secrets or subconscious prompts. Pay attention to what you sense, and try to put this into words. In some cases, a secret can come to light that has a major impact on your work or health routines.
The Sun into your sector of routine, and the square to Chiron, can hi-light a flaw, unhappy diagnosis or piece of information that demands uncomfortable change to work or health issues. You may have to speak up in order to access something you feel is essential. Pressure to perform or correct can also be themes. Consider what you’re being asked to do and how you can make your thoughts known about this. This issue first came up on May 20th, and again on June 13th.
Neptune Rx in your sign can shift a goalpost, uncover a lie or see you questioning a dream or project. It may be time to confront an illusion or take a second look at what you believed in.
Aspects to Venus in your sector of routine suggest a prime opportunity for self-care or creating something you can be proud of in your daily life. You’ll be pushed to develop a fantasy into a reality, or accelerate an ending so you can increase love, beauty or abundance in your daily life. Hidden actions will have great power.
The Grand Water Trine activates Neptune Rx in your sign, Mercury in your sector of self-expression and Jupiter Rx in your opportunities sector. Here’s a chance to put a dream into words, or add resonance to creative or romantic thoughts. If you use these energies correctly, you can take an idea much further, but if you’re unmotivated you may be content to stick with sounds good in the moment. In general , this aspect can give you an optimistic boost - there may be something more to look forward to, or you could simply enjoy celebrating what’s happening in your life right now. Events may connect back to June 2nd-3rd.
However, Mercury/Pluto will remind you that there’s more at stake- watch for fixations on one idea, or external challenges that force you to question a creative or romantic dream.
The Sun into your sector of self-expression, and the square to Chiron, can reactivate issues around feeling less talented, less deserving or less attractive. Lack of confidence in a key area can go back to May 20th and June 13th- emotional or financial resources may be the trigger.