Neptune Retrograde / New Moon in Cancer – June 2022
We are in the wake of the bombshell Supreme Court decision on June 24 overturning Roe v. Wade, as a monumental freedom for women has been rescinded and our country is being reshaped. This can be attributed to the Pluto Return (death and rebirth) and other aspects that speak to power, oppression, control and ultimately, revolution.
There are no major aspects until June 27, when there are two constructive sextiles that offer support for stabilizing your nervous system and refocusing your intentions. First, Mercury sextiles Chiron, inviting you to align your thinking with your Higher Self and shift out of old, non-working patterns. Resist fear and drama by being objective and staying high. Tap into your gifts, strengths and talents to resource your power, as this time calls for next level clarity and vision, which requires focus to keep your mind on track. Meditation can help, as can spiritual practices such as visioning.
Next, Mars sextile Saturn creates methodical actions that are process-oriented with a plan – or by just doing the next right thing. Non-reactive, deliberate, steady, moving toward a goal. This is grounding and the slowness helps to regulate anxious energy, especially in combination with the Mercury-Chiron Higher Self thinking. Use them well. They are a mind-body-Spirit gift.
June 28 has multiple planetary events and aspects occurring on the same day. Dreamy Neptune is Stationing, about to turn Retrograde from June 28 – Dec 3, and is underlying everything this week. A planet’s Station (when it appears to stand still) makes its effects more powerful, and Neptune in its home sign of Pisces has a profound effect on us all. Neptune’s energetic rhythm is subtle and imperceptible, yet profound as it very slowly dissolves old boundaries, beliefs, perspectives and attachments, so that in time, you no longer think or feel the way you used to (or even remember :)).
Neptune created a collective smokescreen of confusion, illusion and anxiety over the past five+ years, creating doubt about what was real or true. I think it also wore down our over-consumption of info and rigid beliefs, which served the purpose of diffusing and dispersing old stuck energy. Think of it as an inner cleanse and clearing that created a new canvas for your emerging life that’s just beginning now.
As Neptune Retrogrades, more will be revealed and you will discover what is real/true for you as your intuitive guidance leads you forward – which is your GPS in the mystical, nonlinear, right-brained world of Neptune. For best results, align your mind with your intuitive guidance and follow what feels right from a space of inspiration and possibility. If you’re in fear or extreme emotion, you’re on the wrong track (egoic)… center yourself and don’t make decisions until you’re neutral, peaceful and aligned with your Higher Self.
The New Moon in Cancer is on June 28 @ 7:52pm PDT and Cancer rules emotional needs and how you get them met, your home (your nest), feelings of tenderness and vulnerability, emotional safety and security, family, food, tradition, connection, nurturing and being nurtured. Self-care is a priority today – especially for mothers, caregivers, those in helping professions – and for all, considering the collective anxiety we’ve been subjected to for a long time now.
The New Moon is squaring Jupiter in Aries, which is hot to trot, but Cancer is seeking to nest, rest, connect and rejuvenate in whatever ways work best for you. If you want to get things done, set boundaries for how much you’ll do and focus on your needs. Also, Jupiter can be a teacher or guide, so perhaps you connect with someone who expands your world or maybe you offer guidance to others.
Jupiter rules Higher Truth, spirituality, politics, law, foreign travel and social causes, so you may be involved in a cause or effort to benefit others’ care or you offer your wisdom. However this unfolds, it should be beneficial. Make it so!
Finally, on June 28 Venus sextiles Jupiter, creating fertile ground for love, connection, blessings, gifts, socializing, receiving and enjoying creative experiences (either you as the artist or audience). This is pleasure, generosity and joyful abundance at best. Enjoy!
Almost everything happens on two days this week, but the effects of astrological events reverberate forward and backwards, so the action never stops. Attune your Self with the higher frequencies of love and joy in order to add to the collective Light. If you want to be the change in the world, learn how to direct your actions to create the changes you desire, whatever they are – but do it from love.
Stay curious and practice impeccable Self-care. Sensitivity and vulnerability are highly underrated in our western culture, but they are absolutely necessary for our wholeness and personal fulfillment as humans.
On this New Moon, treat yourself lovingly and honor your feelings. Commit to nurturing your Self so that you can live an empowered life and be who you came here to be. Remember, your presence matters and YOU are important!
As always, I am grateful for your presence on our journey together. xo
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