This week on Looking Up I look at the week of June 4 through June 10, including the full Moon in Sagittarius on Friday, June 5.
Now to the week ahead:
Thursday, June 4: Tomorrow is the lunar eclipse – called an appulse eclipse – which is rare, and we’ll get into it when we talk about Friday. The Moon in Scorpio and then in Sagittarius makes friendly connections with Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn, so go with your feelings and say thank you. Today is the birthday of the automated teller. On June 4, 1973, Don Wetzel, Tom Barnes and George Chastain were granted a patent for the ATM.
Friday, June 5: It’s the full Moon in Sagittarius. And it’s an eclipse. In fact it’s an appulse eclipse, which means the alignment of the Sun, Moon and the Earth are barely in a line so that the Moon fades a bit. Let’s hope it’s clear skies so we can see it. The exact time is 3:12 p.m. While appulse eclipses are not rare, they do portend a time of deep change. Canada’s 16th Prime Minister, Joe Clark, celebrates birthday #81. He was born in High River, Alberta. And was defeated because his aides miscounted the votes needed to avoid an election.
Saturday, June 6: The Moon moves into Capricorn at 3:44p.m. It’s a tense day, when emotions strain energy and responsibilities present changing demands, which are also a distraction. At Roland-Garros, near Paris, in 1987, the French Open Women’s Championship saw 17-year-old Steffi Graf beat the world’s top tennis player, Martina Navratilova, 6-4, 4-6, 8-6.
Sunday, June 7: In spite of some tension, this is a powerful Sunday where a lot can get done. Get a new diet and exercise program on the way. Get a list of goals for short, medium and longterm achievement. Make lists. Do it! And hey, it’s the week for Canadian prime ministers to celebrate birthdays, Joe Clark on Friday, and today John Turner turns 91. John was born in Richmond, England.
Monday. 8 June: This is a powerful start to the work week as the Moon connects with Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter. It’s another reminder of why we have this pandemic. It’s also a reminder of the fading of the pandemic as all three planets are in retrograde motion. As they turn direct, they sweep the world clean. One of the world’s great architects, Frank Lloyd Wright, was born on June 8, 1867, in Wisconsin. Many of his buildings are nearby in Buffalo and there are many at Inniskillin Wines who wonder if their oldest barn is a Frank Lloyd Wright design.
Tuesday, June 9: When Venus is retrograde and connects to the Moon in Aquarius, we have opportunities to make plans for relationships, and to make plans to make things better. Today is one of the best of those days. Canadian jockey Ron Turcotte won the 105th Belmont aboard Secretariat in 2:24 47 years ago, becoming the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.
Wednesday, June 10: The Sun is in Gemini. The Moon is in Aquarius. They are in perfect harmony (called a Trine) at 10:34 a.m.. It’s lively, thoughtful and maybe a bit too lazy. Take a break, because the pace picks up tomorrow. It was June 10, 2007, that The Sopranos aired its last episode with the famous fade to black ending.
And that’s Looking Up with Bill for this week. Next week we see the third quarter Moon in Pisces, on Saturday, June 13th.
As Joni Mitchell said: “We are stardust. We are golden. So shine on.”