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The Wheel of Light

Monthly Newsletter - June 2009

The most significant transits this month are those that continue patterns established earlier in the year. For example, the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction that began in April is still operative. This transit brings opportunities for consciousness development through connection to friends or by participating in group situations. It can also enable us to tap into joyful optimism by being inspired by others or by feeling accepted and included by others. This is a very nice antidote to the financial doom and gloom that seems to be surrounding us.

Venus and Mars also continue their conjunction. This aspect provides an opportunity to integrate our feminine and masculine energies. This month these planets are in Taurus, a sign that prioritizes security and stability in relationship. It is also an artistic sign, and these planets combined can indicate the desire to begin a new art project or to get involved in the arts for the first time. Taurus also values security in the material and financial sense. This implies that this could be a month when the financial markets begin to stabilize and credit begins to flow, although probably slowly at first.

Beyond these transits, the most important ones this month all effect the Sun. Although we will all be affected by these energies, those of us most influenced with be people whose Sun sign or rising sign is Leo or any of the mutable signs Ė Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. But for all of us, these aspects could impact our self-esteem, our creativity, our health and vitality and our ability to give and receive love.

The first of these transits is a square between the Sun and Saturn which occurs from the 1st-9th. Squares are ninety-degree angular relationships between the planets. It represents an internal challenge in which two parts of ourselves are striving for different kinds of expression. For example, the Sun is in Gemini and Saturn is in Virgo. Both signs tend to be linear and logical. They also enjoy learning new things. But Gemini enjoys ideas for the sake of ideas. It can thrive by writing or teaching. Virgo, on the other hand, wants to apply the information in practical ways. Virgo can focus on how certain information can help to understand something more clearly or function in a certain context more efficiently. So this square challenges us to be open to ideas that are interesting in and of themselves, while simultaneously seeking to apply that same information in pragmatic ways.

The second of these is a square between the Sun and Uranus. The Sun transiting through Gemini is being challenged by Uranus in Pisces. Both are mutable signs, meaning that they are adaptable, service oriented and prioritize learning. While Gemini focuses on linear information, Pisces is more intuitive. Gemini is social, Pisces is reclusive. Gemini want to serve within a social context, Pisces is fine with being behind the scenes. The challenge of this aspect is to integrate the information gained from left-brained analysis and right-brained intuition. The integration of the two hemispheres of the brain expands our consciousness and helps develop wisdom.

The third transit is an opposition between the Sun and Pluto, from the 19th-24th. The opposition creates challenges between the self and others. Any relationship provides the opportunity to learn more about the self. Hence, one benefit to an opposition is that it can enhance self-awareness. By being open to feedback from our friend or partner we learn how they experience us. In turn, this clarity can lead us in a direction that will enable us to grow, achieve something new and grow through the entire experience.

The Sun-Pluto opposition represents an archetypal confrontation between our conscious ego self and the internal often subconscious self.. The former likes to be expressive while receiving supportive recognition and feedback, the latter prefers to be more private but also more aware of the truth of who we really are. If we are engaged in an ongoing process of self-examination, this transit will help us to deal with our deep, authentic self in a conscious and productive way. If we donít tend to be involved in the process, we could expect to be confronted by other people. They may be motivated by a desire for us to open up to them and create an emotionally honest and intimate relationship. But they may be so altruistic and instead want to establish power over us in some way. If you experience the confrontational potential of this transit, first determine why you are being confronted. Is it for closeness or control? If itís the former, this could a good relationship to learn about yourself and to get closer to the other person. If itís the latter, let the other person know your experience of them and then leave the relationship.

AriesAries (March 21-April 20)
Financial concerns are in high focus for you this month. This is a good time to redefine your material needs as well as the tools and talents you have that enable you to fulfill those needs. The emphasis here is on necessities, not luxuries. The goal is to become material comfortable, safe and secure. Growth for you this month comes from learning that the key to accruing these qualities is patience.

TaurusTaurus (April 21-May 21)
A month of harmony and stability. This is a good time to work on harmonizing your life, starting with your relationship to yourself. Being artistically expressive could also occupy a primary place in your routines. Personal attractiveness and engaging in activities that provide sensual gratification are also good directions for you to pursue at this time.

GeminiGemini (May 22-June 21)
Early month could bring challenges in judgment as you vacillate between the practical and the ideal. Late month brings challenges to think and communicate with depth and clarity. There could also be fears of being wrong or criticized that prevent you from communicating as you normally might. Growth for you this month comes from taking some time alone in order to get clear about issues, understanding them with depth and detail and making informed decisions accordingly.

CancerCancer (June 22-July 22)
The new Moon in Cancer on the 22nd is an excellent time to focus on your emotional body and get in touch with your feelings and emotional needs. Feelings of unconditional love for yourself and others are strong at that time. So, too, could be either a desire to connect with someone at a very deep and emotionally honest level or being confronted by someone who might like to control you in ways that are not healthy for either of you.

LeoLeo (July 23-August 23)
As stated above, this could be a challenging month for you. Growth comes from being willing to let go of attachments to who you are or have been and being open to change. Some of the impulse to change could come from confrontational interchanges with others. Some might come from you own awakening to ways that you have allowed yourself to get stuck or stagnant. Not an easy period, but potentially one of tremendous growth and feelings of empowerment and liberation.

VirgoVirgo (August 24-Sept 22)
Career is a focus for you this month. This is a time when desirable opportunities may present themselves. Be careful of tendencies to idealize the opportunity or to not see its downside. Follow up on the offer by doing your due diligence in order to get clear about what the situation really is and whether itís worth your time or not.

LibraLibra (Sept 23-Oct 23)
This is a good time to engage in interactive dialogue with your partner about matters involving values and shared financial resources. This could be in either a personal or professional relationship. Growth for you comes from being self-affirming. Speak up. Let your partner know where you stand and what you want and need. A lot can take place leading to beneficial changes and it can all transpire in a harmonious fashion.

ScorpioScorpio (Oct 24-Nov 22)
Lots of energy in early month can lead to the beginning of a work out program, moving a personal relationship to a point of stability or a strong desire to express your artistic self. Taking advantage of any of these options could lead to more visibility in later month. Growth for you comes from working with the energy and being willing to be seen by others relative to your activities and accomplishments.

SagittariusSagittarius (Nov 23-Dec 21)
The full Moon in Sagittarius on the 7th indicates that this is a time to become more self-aware, especially of your emotions involving your personal life. Growth comes from learning how to overcome any blockage, often involving fear, to sharing with others the more sensitive side or yourself. Taking responsibility to be more emotionally self-nurturing is another way to take advantage of this transit.

CapricornCapricorn (Dec 22-Jan 20)
Relationship issues may pop up for you this month. Growth comes from balancing the overt expression of your needs and wants even as you act with attentiveness and conscientiousness in responding to those shared with you by your partner. Remember that Pluto is now in Capricorn, and your needs for greater intimacy as well as the need to share at a deeper and more honest emotional level may be new and uncomfortable for both you and your partner, so be patient with this process.

AquariusAquarius (Jan 21 to Feb 19)
Challenges to your sense of material security could be up for you to address this month. Growth comes from balancing your own sense of financial independence with realistic needs of financial support from others. You could also provide support to others based more on guilt than on any realistic sense of responsibility. So the balancing also involves defining and enforcing limits and boundaries between yourself and others around these issues.

PiscesPisces (Feb 20-March 20)
Your co-ruling planets, Jupiter and Neptune are conjunct to each other this whole month. This continues the pattern of spiritual inspiration that began in April. To take full advantage of this aspect it would be beneficial to relate to others in a group format. It could be a meditation group, a psychological support or 12-step group or it could manifest in the form of joining with others in voluntary service. In addition to feelings of spiritual support and inspiration, any of these situations could lead to profound feelings of optimism and joy.

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