To those of you who read Bill Auchterlonie’s three-day version in print this week, you likely noticed an error in the editing. As Bill pointed out, we omitted one of the most important astrological events of the year. To our readers, and especially to Bill, we apologize!
Welcome to Auchterlonie on Astrology, a look at the week of June 10 through June 16 including the solar eclipse and more.
On my podcast you can also find out how to obtain your own personal birth chart including a forecast for the year ahead. The podcast is at www.auchterlonieonastrology.ca.
Now, the week ahead:
Thursday, June 10: After a relatively cozy start to the month, the weather changes as we get to the event of the month. On June 10, we will have a new Moon and annular solar eclipse at 19 degrees Gemini. The eclipse is exactly conjunct Mercury retrograde, and is square Neptune in Pisces, so this is a confusing one! Confusion doesn’t necessarily mean bad, but when Mercury is retrograde and square Neptune, things may not be exactly as they seem, to put it mildly. This solar eclipse in Gemini is an annular eclipse, a special total Eclipse. The disk of the Moon totally covers the Sun, just like in a total eclipse, but because the Moon is a bit farther away from the Earth than usual, there is a ring of Sun around the edge of the Moon, which looks like a halo.
A halo has a deep spiritual meaning, symbolizing resurrection, or the idea that what is holy and divine (the light) cannot be overcome by darkness.
Also, today, the Sun is conjunct Mercury retrograde at 20 degrees Gemini. Whenever we have a Sun-Mercury retrograde conjunction, a new 116-day Mercury cycle begins. This doesn’t mean that Mercury retrograde is over, but the Mercury-Sun conjunction gives us a sense of hope and new beginnings. Right now, we are in that in-between phase, where we are still on the sky path of the previous Mercury cycle – meaning we are still connected to the knowledge of the past, yet have received a new creative impulse from the Sun. Today the late Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh, would have celebrated his 100th birthday.
Friday, June 11: Today Mars leaves Cancer and moves into Leo. Somehow, we always notice when a planet moves into Leo, because that’s what Leo energy is all about . . . getting noticed and making a statement. And that’s not because Leo is attention-seeking energy, but because we cannot not notice a planet in the sign of the Sun. There is this light, radiance and warmth that emanates from any planet that travels through the Leo territory of the sky. And when Mars, the boldest of the boldest, enters Leo, the temperature will rise pretty much straight away. In our everyday life, Mars in Leo will bring direction and focus into our lives. We will find it easier to connect to our heart, and act from that place of truth and authenticity. As a result, we will feel more in tune with life, and confident about our actions.
On June 11, 1993, a new record was set as Jurassic Park opened, eventually earning $502 million.
Saturday, June 12: The Moon and Venus, both in Cancer, make for a lovely, warm and supportive time where an opportunity to heal an old wound is not easy, but is definitely worth it.
Sunday, June 13: Busy, busy, busy! Surprise, it’s a jam-packed Sunday that may be so good it creates some confusion. Maybe even dizziness. Take a break once in a while. Were he still here, Montreal-born Percy Rodriquez would be celebrating 103 years. He is best known for his many appearances on Star Trek.
Monday, June 14: Today we have the second (in a series of three) Saturn-Uranus squares with Saturn at 13 degrees Aquarius, and Uranus at 13 degrees Taurus. Saturn and Uranus have been in a tight orb pretty much all year, so it’s not that this square will take us completely by surprise . . . we somehow already got used to its tension and friction. But as with any aspect that becomes exact, we will witness an energy peak. The good thing about any energetic culmination is that there is no further escalation. The tension bursts, forcing us to deal with whatever it is that requires our attention. This is a time to deal with what’s no longer working, and fix it, once and for all. Celebrating today is Donald J. Trump, 75. Also Boy George, 60.
Tuesday, June 15: It’s the Ides, not of March, but of June. Ides means the 15th, and today it’s not backstabbing, as with Julius Caesar. Rather it’s likely a bit of a wake-up call regarding a health or work matter. It was June 15, 1215 – 906 years ago — that England passed the Magna Carta, the first ever document outlining human rights in the history of the world.
Wednesday, June 16: With the Moon in Virgo, this may prove to be a day of worry. But don’t worry, a sweet surprise awaits later on. Phil Michelson turns 50 today. He stunned the world of golf by winning the PGA tournament 2 weeks ago, becoming the oldest golfer in history to win a major.
And that’s AonA for this week. Next week, Jupiter goes Retrograde. Mercury goes Direct. And the Summer Solstice – aka the start of Summer 2021.
So, shine on!