Astro News June 2020

METAL SNAKE MONTH May 22 – June 19 2020

May 22 2020 at 10:39 am PDT was a new Moon in Gemini. Air sign Gemini rules the 3rd house of ideas and communication. The new Moon, Sun, Mercury, and Venus were all in Gemini for social times, close personal interactions, and virtual group activities during this lunar month.

This new Moon began the second lunar month of introspective Metal Snake. Consider this Snake lunar month the calm before the Water Horse storm that begins on the next new Moon on June 20 Summer Solstice.

The Full Moon on June 5, new Moon on June 20, and full Moon on July 4 will be eclipses when what is hidden can come to light. So use the days leading up to the the June 5 full Moon to get your affairs in order.

The new Moon and Sun trined Jupiter and Saturn. Trines with Jupiter are considered fortunate. There is creative potential for new interests and and new learning. And there can be increased understanding and concern for the general public, even the welfare of strangers.

Trines with Saturn can bring practical discipline and self control. It’s easier to focus energy, examine life structures and habits, and lay a solid groundwork especially in business.

The new Moon and Sun squared Mars in Pisces. Squares to Mars can bring ego conflicts, irritability, and impatience. You could see belligerent actions in others. It’s best to avoid any conflicts with authorities, and strive to be understanding of other’s emotions.

Intimate relationships can be effected by Mercury and Venus square Neptune in Pisces. Mercury square Neptune can bring misunderstood communications and increased worry. Venus square Neptune can indicate unrealistic standards in partnerships.

Under the influence of Neptune, people are often reluctant to face reality. Plus Venus is retrograde from May 12 to June 24 so it’s better to not dwell on past disappointments.

During these changing times, my services are available for you. Contact me for your tarot card reading and astrology forecast to help plan and organize. Opportunities are strongest for Air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius and those born in Snake, Tiger, and Dog years.

 

FULL MOON ECLIPSE

June 5 at 12:12 pm PDT is a full Moon, and a lunar eclipse at 12:25 pm PDT. This full Moon eclipse is in Sagittarius. Fire sign Sagittarius rules the 9th house of education, philosophy, travel, and exploration.

The full Moon is opposite the Sun and Venus conjunct in Gemini. Sun conjunct Venus brings creativity and self expression. And in some instances, indicates a new love interest. But with the eclipsed Moon opposite the Sun, tensions can surface. Under the influence of straight-talking Sagittarius, people will say what they really feel. And with the eclipsed Moon opposite Venus, people can do things to excess. 

The full Moon and Sun square Neptune conjunct Mars in Pisces. Mars conjunct Neptune is an odd coupling of two very different energies, and can bring forth strange moods without knowing why. This is an eclipse, an absence of light when the shadow is seen, so take note of emotions not just act on them. Plus Venus squares Mars that can indicate challenges in relationships. Venus is still retrograde until June 24. 

This full Moon is the peak of the second Snake month. Snake is a sign of wisdom, so use your wisdom and powers of perception to have understanding of self and others. Mercury in Cancer sextiles Uranus in Taurus for new discoveries, with the ability to resolve issues of the past. You can find new solutions, and any connection between Mercury and Uranus brings an element of genius. 

 The Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto conjunction continues influencing financial and political issues. This full Moon is the first of three eclipses. The next two eclipses are the new Moon on June 20 and full Moon on July 4.

 

MERCURY RETROGRADE June 17 – July 12 

Mercury will be retrograde for three weeks starting on June 17. So get your legal documents organized and signed before June 17.

Mercury  will be retrograde in Water sign Cancer is when home and family are most important. It”s a good time to restore or clean your home. Also time to revisit emotional attachments and boundaries in relationships. Venus retrograde ends on June 24. Tips for Feng Shui during Stay at Home


SUMMER SOLSTICE and
WATER HORSE MONTH June 20 – July 19

June 20 at 11:41 pm PDT is a new Moon in Water sign Cancer that begins Water Horse month. Plus this is Summer Solstice, the longest day in the northern hemisphere. 

Energy drastically changes after two lunar months of quiet Snake. During Horse lunar month, people do not want to be told what to do. Instead, they want to be independent like a Horse. They could be run by their emotions (Water) with irrational impulses and subjective interpretation of facts. This could manifest as refusing to follow regulations about Covid-19 safety, and strongly expressing emotions about the global pandemic.

This new Moon is the second in a series of eclipses this summer. And In this Rat year, the Horse month is challenging because Rat is opposite Horse. Rat plans and organizes, whereas Horse acts on instinct.

 

2020 MERCURY RETROGRADES

Feb 16 – March 9
Mercury retrograde in Water sign Pisces brings increased sensitivity and highly intuitive feelings. Tune in to your emotions. When Mercury goes direct, you’ll have a new and stronger direction.

June 17 – July 12 
Mercury retrograde in Water sign Cancer is when home and family are most important. Good time to restore or clean your home. Also time to revisit emotional attachments and boundaries in relationships. 

Oct 13 – Nov 3 
Mercury retrograde in Water sign Scorpio is when emotions are strong, with the desire for new intimacy in relationships. Time to dig deep. Investigations bring rewards.

 

13 FULL MOONS in 2020

There will be 13 full Moons in 2020. More full Moons for more magic! 2020 is a solar leap year, and a lunar leap year. (The last leap year was 2016.) 

In Western lunar astrology, there will be two CANCER NEW MOONS in June and July. In Chinese lunar astrology, there will be two SNAKE NEW MOONS in April and May.

January 10 – FULL MOON in Water sign Cancer 11:21 am PST also a Lunar Eclipse 11:11 am PST.

January 24  – New Moon in Air sign Aquarius 1:42 pm PST begins Earth Tiger month and Metal Rat year. Chinese New Year is the second new Moon after Winter Solstice.

February 8 – FULL MOON in Fire sign Leo 11:33 pm PST. Supermoon.
A supermoon is when the full Moon is closest to Earth in its elliptical orbit, making it appear brighter and larger than other full Moons.

February 23 – New Moon in Water sign Pisces 7:23 am PST begins Earth Rabbit month.

March 9 – FULL MOON in Earth sign Virgo 10:48 am PDT. Supermoon.

March 24 – New Moon in Fire sign Aries 2:28 am PDT begins Metal Dragon month.

April 7 – FULL MOON in Air sign Libra 7:35 pm PDT. Supermoon.

April 22 – New Moon in Earth sign Taurus 7:26 pm PDT begins first Metal Snake month.

May 7 – FULL MOON in Water sign Scorpio 3:45 am PDT. Supermoon.

May 22 – New Moon in Air sign Gemini 10:39 am PDT begins second Metal Snake month.

June 5 –  FULL MOON in Fire sign Sagittarius 12:12 pm PDT also a Lunar Eclipse 12:25 pm PDT.

June 20 – New Moon in Water sign Cancer also a Solar Eclipse 11:41 pm PDT begins Water Horse month and Summer Solstice 2:44 pm PDT.

July 4 – FULL MOON in Earth sign Capricorn 9:44 pm PDT also a Lunar Eclipse 9:32 pm PDT.

July 20 – New Moon in Water sign Cancer 10:33 am PDT again begins Water Sheep month.

August 3 – FULL MOON in Air sign Aquarius 8:59 am PDT lunar Lammas.

August 18 – New Moon in Fire sign Leo 7:42 pm PDT begins Wood Monkey month.

September 1 –  FULL MOON in Water sign Pisces 10:22 pm PDT.

September 17 – New Moon in Earth sign Virgo 4:00 am PDT begins Wood Phoenix (Rooster) month.

October 1 –  FULL MOON in Fire sign Aries 2:05 pm PDT.

October 16 – New Moon in Air sign Libra 12:31 pm PDT begins Fire Dog month.

October 31 – FULL MOON in Earth sign Taurus 7:49 am PDT on Halloween. And a Blue Moon because it’s the 2nd of 2 full moons in a single calendar month.

November 14 – New Moon in Water sign Scorpio 9:07 pm PST begins Fire Pig month

November 30 – FULL MOON in Gemini 1:30 am PST also Lunar Eclipse 1:43 am PST.

December 14 – New Moon in Fire sign Sagittarius 8:17 am PST also Solar Eclipse 8:15 am PST begins Earth Rat month. (Rat month in Rat year.)

December 29 – FULL MOON in Water sign Cancer 7:28 pm PST the 13th full Moon in 2020!

In 2021, new Moon in Earth sign Capricorn January 13 2021 begins Earth Ox month. The next new Moon in Air sign Aquarius February 12 2021 begins Metal Tiger month and Metal Ox year.

 

2020 ECLIPSES

solar eclipse occurs on a new Moon when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth. The Moon’s shadow falls on the Sun, creating a solar eclipse. 

lunar eclipse occurs on a full Moon when the Earth, Sun and Moon align in space, with Earth between the Sun and Moon. Earth’s shadow falls on the full Moon, creating a lunar eclipse.

2019 Dec 25 New Moon solar eclipse in 4 degrees Earth sign Capricorn. 

2020 Jan 10 Full Moon lunar eclipse in 19 degrees Water sign Cancer. 

Jun 5 Full Moon lunar eclipse in 15 degrees Fire sign Sagittarius. 

June 20 New Moon solar eclipse in 0 degrees Water sign Cancer. 

July 4 Full Moon lunar eclipse in 13 degrees Earth sign Capricorn.

Nov 30 Full Moon lunar eclipse in 8 degrees Air sign Gemini.

Dec 14 Full Moon solar eclipse in 23 degrees Fire sign Sagittarius.

 

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