Cosmic Calendar Highlights - June 2013
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Highlights of the June 2013 Cosmic Calendar
by Mark Lerner
If you are experiencing in-depth emotional transformations, radical change in your mental outlook or waves of spiritual insights as June 2013 starts, then you can chalk it up to the prominence of the three outer planets. The first main alignment of the month is a 150-degree, off-kilter contact between the Sun and distant Pluto while -- still within the first 24 hours of June -- the Sun makes a supportive, 60-degree link to revolutionary Uranus. Meanwhile, Neptune is gradually slowing its forward progress in early Pisces until we reach Friday June 7 -- one of the more provocative and unusual days of the entire year. Not only is Neptune reversing its direction on June 7, but 9 other major planetary alignments -- seven fairly challenging and two favorable -- light up this 24-hour time-span like a fireworks display during an evening holiday celebration. However, it is wise to approach June 7 with a measure of care and caution since the red planet Mars is involved with four of the aspects and this can translate into a substantial rise of tensions in the psychic atmosphere.
Oddly enough, all of this cosmic uncertainty occurs during the dark-of-the-moon, extreme Balsamic Phase of the solar-lunar monthly dance when the Moon is closing in on its next union with the Sun -- a New Moon in Gemini that happens on June 8. Fortunately, while June 8 also contains a frictional square between Mercury and Uranus, the Gemini New Moon can assist you in taking a great leap forward on the literary and educational fronts. By the following weekend, two celestial bodies cease their forward motion -- Juno in Aquarius (June 14) and Chiron in Pisces (June 16) -- placing an emphasis on improving the quality of primary partnerships while tuning into your need to heal old wounds.
Keep an eye on the largest planet in our solar system -- Jupiter -- in June as the Sun parallels Jupiter on the 11th, the Sun unites with Jupiter at 29 degrees of Gemini on the 19th, and then Jupiter moves into Cancer on the 25th (a cycle that lasts until July 16, 2014). Jupiter is the celestial body you want to have a special rapport with if one of your aims in life is to strike it rich and be a mover and shaker in your main fields of expertise. As the ancient King of the Gods and before the discovery of the outer three planets, a prominent Jupiter at birth was said to give foresight-- even the ability to see the future before it happens. When you feel a providential hand on your shoulder or experience a benevolent gesture by a friend, relative or colleague, you are in the presence of a definite Jupiterian force.
A little more than 48 hours after the Sun enters Cancer on June 20, the Full Moon this month occurs on Sunday June 23. With the Moon in Capricorn and the Sun in Cancer, a key to enlightenment is walking the tightrope between family responsibilities and professional achievements. See any Full Moon as a golden opportunity to be a receiver and transmitter of divine light, love and wisdom -- not only to your fellow human travelers aboard Spaceship Earth, but to the evolving lives of the mineral, vegetable and animal kingdoms.
Circle June 26 on your personal calendar as it marks the day when Mercury halts its forward progress at 24 degrees Cancer and begins a 3+ week retrograde cycle until it makes a station again on July 20 at 14 degrees of Cancer. Mercury makes three of these 3+ week reversals in every calendar year, and it is always wise to review, reflect and re-evaluate your recent communications, correspondence, business matters and health-dietary needs. Nevertheless, Mercury retrograde is not inherently bad or negative -- even if signings and agreements deserve extra scrutiny or a sensible delay. The USA, The New York Times and close to 20% of the world's population are born with this planet in reverse, and its most cogent meaning is that the Mercury principles are working in counterpoint to those of the Sun and Moon (which never go retrograde). Thus, nearly one-fifth of the human population in Earth's evolution has Mercury retrograde, and many of these individuals have made great contributions to their families, neighborhoods, communities, nations, cultures and civilizations.
© 2013 by Mark Lerner and Great Bear Enterprises. All rights reserved.
Mark Lerner has been a professional astrologer since 1972.
He publishes Earth Aquarius News, an online astrology journal
with a major focus on Mundane Astrology and has been
writing the Daily Cosmic Calendar since 1981. More about Mark.