For the next several weeks, a network of astral activity signals the potential for significant shifts in the routines of daily life. These changes, both personal and collective, happen quickly, so quickly, you’ll need to be careful you don’t strain yourself trying to keep up. Persistent attempts to mimic the cosmic pace could result in psychic whiplash. Because information drives these shifts, and some of us are likely to feel discombobulated or disoriented by an overload of data, especially when it alters compass headings and sets some of us traveling in an entirely different direction. What’s more, extreme emotional sensitivity is also probable, as previously veiled places of the heart are revealed, and feelings long held at bay surge to the surface of interactions. But that’s not all: Because this is an eclipse season, time feels distorted, and that irregularity exacerbates a sense of dislocation. As always, try to remember: We are all going through this together, and a kind word or gesture to a fellow traveler could have a powerful, positive effect.
A solar eclipse, in Gemini, on June 1, is at the epicenter of this week’s shifts. When the Moon overshadows the Sun, what’s unconscious dominates conscious concerns, and because Gemini gathers and disseminates data, all sorts of unconscious information could emerge from the shadows of psyche, personal and collective. Don’t be surprised if you suddenly remember a lifetime on Alpha Centauri that explains why Star Trek is so pivotal to your worldview. Also be prepared for emotional realizations about the power of relating. Saturn, in Libra, trines both the Sun and the Moon during this solar eclipse, a position that is likely to skew some of the emerging data toward relationship issues. Be prepared for heartfelt encounters about what could have been, what should have been, and what is still possible. Saturn has been retrograde since January, but on June 12, it goes Direct. This change in direction is likely to ground some of the recent relationship issues and emotional revelations into concrete action.
But before that, on June 2, Neptune begins a retrograde phase that lasts until November. Neptune is the Olympian God of the sea and also the Ruler of Pisces. It symbolizes the waters of the world, and in the astrological system, the waters of psyche, conscious and unconscious. Part of its initial entry into Pisces, on April 4, opened the floodgates, with torrential rainstorms, as well as a catharsis of heartfelt tears for those suffering from floods and tornados.
And there’s more: On Saturday, June 4, Jupiter, the planet of great good fortune, moves into Taurus, the Sign of earthy sensuality. It’s a combination certain to arouse lusty appetites, as well as a desire for comfort, and the need for creative expression. Life is the greatest garden you will ever plant, and while Jupiter is in Taurus, the potential for gorgeous growth is gigantic.
The good news is that while the current planetary patterns are intense, they also provide opportunities for deep transformation, through great leaps of creative and spiritual faith. Be courageous as well as hopeful about the possibility of positive change.