Author highlighted June 2022 Ephemeris used with permission by Astro.com
Note: While astrology reveals sky influences over consumer sentiment and market trends, people are always the variable. Free will and every choice we make allows us to transform our destiny in different ways. This is why astrological forecasting does not guarantee 100% accurate predictions.
In general, June should be a milder month than what we saw during the mayhem of eclipse season plus ingresses of Venus, Jupiter and Mars in Aries. The May 30th New Moon at 9° Gemini launches a period of curiosity, more active communications, commerce, short trips, and attention on news and media. Gemini ruled by Mercury can be an information hound so we’ll be seeking and processing lots of data. There will be more Gemini dynamism shortly following as we journey through June.
Mars and Jupiter both firmly entrenched in Aries can continue to heat up issues like inflation and war. Mars in its home zodiac sign may have the advantage. It’s a great energy for impetus to take actions but it can also fuel anger if we’re not self-aware. Feisty and fiery Mars vigor sitting alongside Jupiter is like throwing rapid punches to a much larger opponent. Mars is rocky and crusty while Jupiter is a gas giant that may not feel knocked out. Inflation falls under Jupiter’s realm. With Mars we’re trying to hit inflation hard but with Jupiter the blows land on what seems like an impenetrable hologram.
There’s not a lot of outer planet transit activity in June. Below by dates are the monthly highlights. Use a window of about three days before or after the exact aspect dates to see what transpires both personally and in the markets. Tropical geocentric astrology calculates geometry like 90° square angles which represent tension and advises that adjustments be made.
June 3 – 4: From the start of the month, we’ll feel two big shifts. Mercury turns direct (hallelujah!) on Friday, June 3rd and then Saturn turns retrograde on Saturday, June 4th. It’s reasonable to expect these directional changes to influence the markets. We’ll gain mental clarity with Mercury in apparent forward motion and then want to reevaluate our structures, plans and positions while Saturn is retrograde. Saturn appears retrograde until October 22 – 23. It might take that long in the US to see full financial ramifications from our current inflationary predicament and how we fare after the Fed raises interest rates.
June 4 – 5: Mars in Aries square to Ceres in Cancer. This suggests actions and/or anger in the home, homeland or on Earth. Ceres is known as the “Earth Mother” dwarf planet. News of a big earthquake or other geologic events are possibly triggered by this kind of transit. I wouldn’t rule out aggravation with the Russia-Ukraine war or oil, gas and food issues either.
June 11: Venus is conjunct Uranus in Taurus. Venus rules finances, currencies, banking, plus relationships and the arts. Uranus signifies unexpected surprises and shocking events that occur in a flash like a lightning bolt. We might certainly be in for market upsets within the two days before June 9 and/or June 10. As an example, on May 18 Reuters reported three local banks in China have frozen deposits to companies and individuals and we best hope this kind of problem doesn’t escalate any further. Some larger banks in China have warned demand is shrinking and continuing supply disruptions. One real possibility from a Venus-Uranus conjunction in Taurus is problems like these causing shocks to financial systems beyond China.
June 13 – 14: On Monday Mercury re-enters Gemini as it moves forward retracing old ground; then a Tuesday Full Moon at 23° Sagittarius greets us with truths we may not be ready to handle. Emotions will be heightened on the US Flag Day when the Federal Reserve meets. Since this Full Moon is square to Neptune, idealism, hopes, visions, and dreams will be challenged. I expect extreme market turbulence under this influence to include fear and confusion even as early as Monday while everyone waits to hear and see what the Fed will say and do next. President Biden plans to meet with Fed Chairman Jerome Powell to address his concerns about inflation. Will a 75-basis point rate hike be considered? That could prove to be a Venus-Uranus shocker!
June 15: Mars is conjunct Chiron in Aries. Any kinds of wounds whether personal or for the collective may become sensitive sore spots and feel inflamed when Mars conjoins and asserts its energy directly on tender Chiron. Healing is another keyword. How do you spell relief? (Hint: Like the commercial, Rolaids may not do the trick!) Today coincides with a Federal Reserve meeting and the next Economic Projections Report. I’m forecasting that with this aspect their analysis won’t deliver a positive outlook like when Fed Chairman Powell insisted inflation was transitory. I think this week could be a rougher ride for stock market traders and investors.
June 16 – 18: Sun in Gemini is square Neptune in Pisces. Luminary Sun will now shine its light on all the confusion (and delusion) we experienced earlier in the week. Simultaneously on June 16 planet Venus conjoins the North Node accenting needed clarity for our future financial direction. On June 18 Venus is square Saturn in Aquarius symbolizing societal tensions and lessons learned where money is involved. This is characteristic of taking responsibility and facing unpleasant harsh realities, especially where money (Venus) is concerned.
June 19 – 20: Venus briefly conjoins notorious Fixed Star Algol at 26° Taurus which relates to negative experiences. Again, this is a clue the markets aren’t going to like the Fed’s medicine. Per student Dawn Glinski on the Kepler College website, “Algol is associated with pain, suffering, violence, difficult and emotionally intense experiences, beheadings, accidents to the head, losing one’s head (mentally) and has been historically linked with murderous acts, disastrous events, and anything horrific. People are advised to be cautious when personal planets are transiting over Algol, and when natal planets are with in close proximity to her, (conjunction) it is viewed to be an unlucky and troublesome placement.”
Because of the volatile nature of Algol, this might also be a key indicator relating to events unfolding in the Russia-Ukraine war.
June 21 – 23: Summer Solstice for the northern hemisphere with the Sun ingress into Cancer followed by Venus entering Gemini hopefully ushers in lighter times. This suggests a better week for worldwide markets and stocks with less explosiveness and more convivial momentum. Additionally, a new larger transit that may be a market timing trend occurs around June 22 – 23 when Mars in Aries reaches within 30° of the North Node according to Anthony Of Boston’s book, “The Mars Hypothesis”. I’m curious and will be watching this closely. It’s the first instance since learning about this book for me to personally observe and test the author’s hypothesis in action.
More on Mars: In Traditional (aka “Classical” or “Hellenistic”) Astrology, Mars is considered a malefic (evil, bad) planet, especially for mundane world events. Modern “psychological” astrologers prefer to give individuals self-will and propose there are good and bad possibilities for all planets. With self-awareness we can redirect and harness assertive Mars influences for brave and bold action rather than impassioned arguments, aggression or war.
As Mars in Aries moves closer to the North Node, future directions for the human collective will be amplified. We can have further indications about which way the markets are headed for the rest of 2022, whether up or down. Things and people could become more hostile than usual. The same is true of financial markets. But it could also be a time marking courage which we may all need to get through the difficulties of inflation and higher interest rates, not to mention the war in Ukraine and other senseless killings by individuals with guns.
With Venus also entering Gemini on June 22, more monies may be spent on lighter entertainment while more trips and social media activity ensues. In the US a busy holiday travel season is finally here. Airline, cruise, and hotel sectors plus stocks like Airbnb ($ABNB), Hertz ($HTZ), and Avis Budget Group ($CAR) might benefit from this short-term trend. The Sun entrenched in Cancer specifies security, comfort, family and nurturing. Investments that spotlight and solidify these values will be uppermost on our minds and perhaps in our portfolios too.
June 28: Neptune in Pisces turns retrograde the same day as a New Moon at 7° Cancer. This is a great time to review what we dream and imagine most for home and hearth. Tending to family needs and loving relationships will feel nurturing. The Cancer Sun will also square Jupiter in Aries, alluding to potential financial excesses to ensure those family desires are met.
Mars is often impulsive and can fan the flames of extravagance while sharing this space with Jupiter. Of course, temptation to splurge beyond your budget is not advised. Maybe in spite of seeing how costly inflation has become we’re ignoring and boldly reaching into our wallets anyway. Be mindful that Neptune retrograde implies a meandering sense of confusion, delusion, illusion, and sometimes self-deception.
June 30: Mercury now moving quickly through Gemini leaves its tour within 30° of the North Node of Taurus. By now we should have gained greater clarity surrounding personal, money and market matters. Clear headed and better able to use all the information gathered during the latest eclipses and Mercury retrograde, we can move forward with more confidence.
Wherever you are this June and however you spend it, I wish you a wonderful season.
© 2022 Trudy Carol
OPA 2021 Virtual Conference + My Creativity Session “Intuitive Astrology for Creative Writing"
The Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA) is having its annual educational event, running April 22-27, 2021. This 2021 Virtual Conference is aptly named “Astrology and The Great Awakening” for the modern popularity boom in Astrology and important influence of both Jupiter and Saturn now transiting the sign Aquarius. (Lofty Air sign Aquarius is associated with and "ruled by" the planet Uranus, aka "The Awakener".) I’m delighted to be a member of the program speaking as part of the Yoga, Creativity and Soul practice sessions on Monday, April 26. My presentation is titled “Intuitive Astrology for Creative Writing”. The lesson description of my very interactive class is as follows:
“Discover your artistic and harmonious heart center for creative fun and relaxation. We’ll first connect with our individual planets Mercury, Neptune, Venus, Sun and Moon for intuitive guidance. Then we’ll review the “Asteroid Muses of Creativity” to unite with one or more to support you writing a new original masterpiece. All kinds of written poetic forms whether rhyming, free verse, narrative, lyrics, spoken word, etc. are welcome. You’ll be gently guided with prompts to explore and craft what lies hidden stirring in your soul. Adventure, passion and peace await inside your own imagination.”