June New Moon and Summer Solstice
Each month the moon ebbs and flows through a timeless cycle of growth and release. The New Moon signals our time to take stock and begin anew. Luna again embraces the sign of Gemini. Last month the New Moon of May 20th began its cycle at 0 Gemini, and the New Moon of June is in the last, critical degree of Gemini. The 29th of any sign is known as an ‘anaretic’ , or decision making degree. Thus, the astrological lineup of June delivers us to a turning point. Many critical decisions are being made on the world front; Greece decides on its position within the EU, the EU shuffles about madly in defense of the Euro, and the G-20 meets to position a financial future of the world. There is a lot going on!
Saturn stations direct on the 25th, and Neptune balanced the hourglass by stationing retrograde on the 4th. In my perfect world, this uncovers hidden agendas and promotes the discipline of reality. Some people place their hope in extraterrestrial intervention; others pray for divine intercession. There is much talk on the internet about a battle between the ‘good guys’ vs. the ‘bad guys.’ Fortunately, it is a law of nature that the ‘good guys’ will win; it’s just a matter of when. The answer lies in just how far the sands of time have sifted through that hourglass – and when we land on the other side of the tipping point.
The Summer Solstice is one such measure of an earthly tipping point. Each year on or around June 21st the sun reaches its maximum northern height, stands still for 3 days, and then begins its journey back to the southern zones. This annual cycle is a poetic expression of the relationship between Mother Earth Gaia, and the Sun. And this year, wrapped within the wave of an emerging new consciousness, we each claim the right and responsibility to live our personal truth. The time we have waited for so long is upon us, and although we are bound by an unknowable measure of time, it is certain that with the changing of the season, we are also experiencing the dawn of a brand new world.
Taking place in the last degree of the sign, and on the last day of the season, the New Moon of June 20th is old and wise. While being delivered to counsel and critical decisions on the world front, we also feel the weight of these days personally. You may be tired, but remain grateful for your intelligence that assists you in understanding and making plans. Thought and curiosity are the gifts of Gemini.
Much has been said and done, yet we await opportunity and the right timing. Things will happen very quickly. The next Full Moon occurs on July 3rd is conjunct Pluto, the planet of transformation. Know that these last days of June will serve as a nursery to radical change. And, trust that the earth, planets, and stars will continue on the PeaceTrain mission and deliver us to a bright and positive future.
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©Maya White/ White Star LLC/ 2012