Your June 2020 Newsletter From Dominique

This Month: Astrological Trends * Nourishing Recommendations

Continuing Influences

List of Continuing Aspects:

Saturn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn (to December 26)
Jupiter conjunct Pluto in Capricorn ( to October 30)
Jupiter in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces (to December 23)
Saturn in Aquarius (and Retrograde after May 11) quincunx North Node as it moves from Cancer into Gemini
June 6 Sun in Gemini square Mars in Pisces
May 28 Mercury conjunct the North Node in Cancer / oppose the South Node in Capricorn
May 29 Sun in Gemini sextile Chiron in Aries
June 1 Sun Conjunct Venus in Gemini
June 2 Venus Retrograde in Gemini square Mars in Pisces

Saturn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn (exact January 12, 2020), in orb until December 26 except May 8-17, even during Saturn retrograde (but never exact again): This is one of the most powerful aspects of our lives, and a once in a lifetime occurrence. The opportunity to deconstruct and reconstruct a new world. A steady and consistent effort can provide a way to work within the world that will honor our values in a noble way. Nature is larger than man, and we need to align with a higher vision as we make a new world, culture, society, and systems. The idea that men are machines or the ideas that our parents and the world has transmitted are not aligned with higher values. Saturn is the lord of karma and Pluto is the great destroyer/transformer/re-maker. Together, they can embody some larger conversations among nature and mankind is part of nature.

January 1-October 30 (exact February 20, July 27, October 12) Jupiter in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces: When the expansion of universal governance meets consciousness in the most active of supportive aspects, this can provide an interesting mix. This is a non-personal aspect but I think it will affect us all in personal ways depending on how it touches our chart. With Venus integrating alongside Neptune, relationships and/or values will certainly be deeply activated. Business and financial relationships may shift to a deeper or more spiritual slant. What planets do you have located in water and earth signs in the middle degrees? They may be activated by this influence.

February 4-December 23 (Exact April 4, June 29, and November 12) Jupiter conjunct Pluto in Capricorn: This is the aspect that brings us the telescope and the microscope. How much more literal and down to earth could the fusion (conjunction) of the planet of expansion and size (Jupiter) conjunct transformation (Pluto) be? Now we’re looking into black holes, still looking at space in new and revolutionary ways… In conjunction also with Saturn I feel it does have something to do with time and “event horizons.” However, in spiritual and evolutionary terms, we can take that into examining the black holes in our own lives. Where are we losing power? What energy holes and vortices need to be “closed up?” That’s a revolution and transformation that can serve us if we telescope and microscope in and out within our lives and take a look at how we are doing.

April 5-June 15 (Exact April 29) Saturn in Aquarius (and Retrograde after May 11) quincunx North Node as it moves from Cancer into Gemini: The ability to dream and have faith in the family of humanity is severely tested during this time, or families themselves face emotional crises that render them sensitive to the constraints surrounding them as they adjust. They go back and forth. With Saturn retrograde, it’s probably wise to think of the north node shift as our collective destiny of viewing ourselves as a family to dealing with the practical matter of learning and expanding our networks in a more active than an emotional and sensitive way. We may need to adjust to more flexible ways of processing—Gemini is a sign looking for constant connection, communication, feedback, friendship, stimulation, and energy. The methods of processing life and the world are expanding. In-depth philosophizing about transformation is not what’s happening now. Methodologies are emerging. The sheer amount of conversations and the need for stable peer relations and networking is what you’ll see arise during the next few years. Everyone likely needs to adjust in order to navigate numerous demands for their attention. In fact, attention itself could be the currency of Gemini North Node times!

May 13 through June 25 Venus Retrograde in Gemini: You’re going to need to talk to yourself during this time period. That means you need feedback. I don’t know where Venus is in your chart, but mine happens to be in the first house—house of my body. I need to be writing down and journaling about my relationship with my body. Lifelong relationship issues show up as how I treat my body. I need to prioritize my body, no matter what delusions get in my way. No matter what obstacles I face. Where is your Venus? That is where you need to reflect on what you need to receive during this retrograde period. You are valuable there and it will be tempting to undervalue yourself. You’re going to have to look deeply into how to change to emerge from this time with your values intact so revisit whatever you have learned about Venus and your chart. If you need to see where Venus is in your chart, and where to adapt, you can contact Charts are currently on sale.

Venus, who usually wants to be touched and held, is restricted from doing so for the four months she is spending in Gemini. This is due to the global physical restrictions. Travel and finances are similarly restricted. However, Venus calls things to herself, and she will call love forth even in the current state of the planet. Venus turns into an action planet, using relational skills to express herself rather than physical touch. She will “touch” via intellect and perception. Synthesis, even newfound synesthesia may develop. Spirit becomes activated after the retrograde. There is a shadow period and then a more active period probably in July. There is the practical side of the influence outside the body of the air sign meaning an air transmitted influence. Everything from masks to networks are involved. Kindness and values are also involved. With Venus being part of the mix, the world is extremely lucky because Venus brings many benefits such as compassion, heart, and kindness in the actions of people. Bring your moral compass.

May 26-June 20 (exact June 6) Sun in Gemini square Mars in Pisces: Mars feels guilty, like he might be carrying an ocean of disease and the Sun wants to talk all night and then all day again. Mars is exhausted, having had a long talk with pestilence the day prior. Mars is bedridden in Pisces, all the cultures of the earth beating in his overflowing and sad heart. The Sun has awakened bright and luminous, ready to let Mars know it’s all in your perception or how you look at it. Truly, we can start some observational studies and attend to these matters. Pestilence can’t win if we use science! Mars turns his droopy gaze to Big Brother Sun. “We can try,” he says, “but you’re moving into Cancer before too long…”

May 28 (exact)-June 1 Mercury conjunct the North Node in Cancer / oppose the South Node in Capricorn: It’s a time to consolidate your statement about viewing the family of humanity and how you feel about that. You could write or speak about your perspective on how it makes you feel to see broken systems and the results to families—children, loved ones, elders. Be passionate and try to record your feelings at this point. When the North Node moves into Gemini, we won’t have this time for emotional and passionate responses. To have written it down will be inspiring later.

May 25-June 1 (exact May 29) Sun in Gemini sextile Chiron in Aries: A time when we see ourselves and others favorably. Energy is provided to the issues of survival. Whatever the wound to our will to survive, the Sun in Gemini illuminates and showcases it.

May 28-June 6 (Exact June 3) Sun Conjunct Venus in Gemini: This is the beginning of a new Venus cycle, like a New Moon for your relationships, values, finances, and creativity. And with heavy Capricorn surrounding the aspect, we can add a flavor of morality onto the Venus meaning of values—ethics.  Spend some time in the seed of what you truly value and want to create during the next few years. In a Gemini Venus cycle, it seems about the sisterhood/brotherhood/siblinghood of all people and things that will stimulate comprehending and processing the world together. It’s viewing the world as a peer views the world, standing side by side, and learning how to think and be unwaveringly ethical instead of the flexible ethics Gemini and Mercury together have. With Venus, ethics are reviewed.

May 30-June 5 (exact June 2) Venus Retrograde in Gemini square Mars in Pisces: Venus (usually “she”) says, “I just set us up a family account with encrypted teleconferencing and let’s call my parents, your parents, the grandparents, your brother Scott, and my sister, Sarah. I think in England She and my niece and nephew are just waking up so now will work for everyone.” Mars (generally “he”) says, “But my edibles just kicked in and I can’t form full sentences with both a noun and a verb.” The active Venus and medicated Mars aren’t on the same page.

Pluto Remains Retrograde
Saturn Remains Retrograde
Jupiter Remains Retrograde
Venus Remains Retrograde through June 25

June 2020 Astrology Trends

List of New Aspects:

June 1-July 25 Mercury in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus (exact June 5, then exact again in RETROGRADE June 30, then hits exact once more on July 22)
June 5 Sagittarius Full Moon
June 4-6 (Exact June 5) Mercury in Cancer square Chiron in Aries
Venus in Gemini sextile Chiron in Aries (RETROGRADE June 11, then DIRECT exact again July 10)
June 11 Venus retrograde in Gemini sextile Chiron in Aries
Mercury in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus (June 5, then June in RETROGRADE June 30, then July 22)
Mercury retrograde in Cancer June 18-July 11 from 14 degrees back to 5 degrees Cancer.
June 14 Sun in Gemini square Uranus in Pisces
June 16 Sun in Gemini quincunx Jupiter retrograde in Capricorn
June 16 Sun in Gemini quincunx Pluto retrograde in Capricorn
June 18 Mars in Pisces sextile Pluto retrograde in Capricorn
June 20 Sun in Cancer
June 20 Mars in Pisces sextile Jupiter retrograde in Capricorn
Sun in Cancer Quincunx Saturn retrograde in Aquarius
June 21 New Moon in Cancer:
June 23-July 26 Mercury Retrograde in Cancer square Chiron in Aries (Exact July 1 and when it turns DIRECT again on July 21)
June 25 Retrograde Venus turns direct in Gemini:
June 25 Mars in Pisces square North Node in Gemini
June 27 Mars in Aries
June 28 Saturn retrograde in Aquarius sextile Mars in Aries

June 27-July 6 Sun in Cancer square Chiron in Aries
June 30 Sun conjunct Mercury retrograde in Cancer
July 1 Sun in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus


June 1-July 25 Mercury in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus (exact June 5, then exact again in RETROGRADE June 30, then hits exact once more on July 22): Uranus wants to erase the words for things in favor of the direct experience of them. Mercury says to feel the importance of attachment to every phase of human development–to being well. Mercury and Uranus are said to be the lower and higher octaves of the mental process. When you add the sensitivity of the sign of Cancer to Mercury and the slow fecund enactment of Uranus in Taurus, you can slow them down long enough to experience synesthesia. I already find myself tasting the blue of a vast sky’s horizon and feeling I can survive on ingesting sunshine. Allowing ourselves to process the physical mind means our hearts are much smarter than our intellect right now, and our bodies are a celestial manifestation and message. We can connect through means of earth and water; movement/body and emotion. This is finding true materialism and value in life—so turn away from abstract values such as money and property—they are indirect and have to do with something that stands for something. Usually, Mercury moves much too fast to interact for two months in an aspect such as this. What is happening here is important. When you get much more direct, you can find out what material living in human form actually means. You need to go back to before there was shared understanding and have your own direct understanding of value. Enjoy your human form. Then return to see what makes sense about society and culture if you like when it’s time to do that. But Uranus is calling upon us to get our body closer to the actual earth; the actual experience of life. Mercury asks us to feel this energy at its core and protect ourselves like the crab does with its shell. Our perception of reality is called to understand and be conscious of this for several months, returning three times to review our insight. Follow your nose, your soft little heart, your safety, your senses. Stay away from thinking you are too smart and powerful this Summer. You’re not. Neither am I. Neither is humanity. If we wish to move forward we will need to understand how concrete our thinking has been and how we are still developing. Even identifying where we are at would be a big step forward. Let go cleverness in favor of listening. Feel yourself fall up into insight and float with nature—earth and water.

June 5 Sagittarius Full Moon:  Focus on becoming teachable and the student part of Sagittarius energy open-mindedness as you pray for guidance on this June full moon. There are many loose threads to pick up and begin to weave into a new world. Ask which is/are yours to become part of, as part of the flexible fire fabric of the Full Moon reflection.

June 4-6 (Exact June 5) Mercury in Cancer square Chiron in Aries: It’s entirely possible to help or hurt others at this time. You may find yourself licking your wounds and hiding. You may find yourself in a Cardinal Fire/Water conflict where you’re battling. You may find yourself fighting for your very life. On the other hand, you may also be finding a healing path opening with this cardinal energy that has be flummoxing you up until this point as you’re finally able to enact healthy routines to replace what was lost for a few months to a crisis situation.

June 5-15 (exact June 11, then DIRECT exact again July 10) Venus retrograde in Gemini sextile Chiron in Aries: Astrology is telling us to receive the expansive experience being offered. The wounds received and/or being processed now can dissipate energy and will be understood and put into context over the longer term. As overwhelming as it seems to examine the basis of all life; of all values—to review relationships from a broad perspective and ask questions deeply—it is time. And it may be time for questions in so many dimensions it could be unprecedented. To believe or think that we—humanity—are “there” would be a mistake. We are young and evolving.

June 13-17 (exact June 16) Sun in Gemini quincunx Jupiter retrograde in Capricorn: The more information; the better. It is not a time to silence anyone’s voice or experience so make room for a flurry of data and information, even though it is overwhelming. When you learn something new, it’s a trigger for the next breakthrough, insight, truth. We can accept everyone’s voice and their ego, no matter how big and delusional. If we didn’t have an ego, all we would do is stare out the window without motivation to act. When those actions cross the line into harm, they need to be stopped and bounded, as we have seen lately—that’s where self-regulation and ethics also need to come into play. In general, people are not plagued by these problems of acting in socially destructive ways, even within this culture that is failing to apply the limits of law and enact legislative remedies that make sense to most people. There will also be the noise—see next aspect!

June 11-15 (exact June 14) Sun in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces: There will be plenty of juice for the Gemini penchant to lie. Speaking power to truth is sure fun and interesting for Gemini, instead of truth to power. The trickster is lurking in a Neptune square energy, waiting for its opportunity to fog up your mirror of reality just for fun.

June 11-15 (exact June 16) Sun in Gemini quincunx Pluto retrograde in Capricorn: Life, being bigger than humans, is using a number of diverse subject matters to awaken us to the next phase. Moving us (probably uncomfortably) forward even though we can’t keep up with all the many threads or follow them all. I guess stop trying to finish things at present—it wouldn’t be possible—and live in the questions, distractions, and stimulation of the many things that will serve as interruptions. The nice part is to feel connected to things beyond ourselves. When you can’t possibly hold on, you do begin to find your authentic voice. You can speak from your heart and speak plainly. It’s time to question, to stop and correct existing ideas that are failing.

June 18 (through July 11) Mercury turns retrograde in Cancer from 14 degrees back to 5 degrees cancer: Maybe you, like lots of souls, are needing to get out of a roundabout of guilt over things you have done—past life guilt or even this-life guilt. Shame or guilt you hold from collective trauma from either side—the victim or the perpetrator. Driving round and round at break-neck speed means you’re running out of fuel and it’s time to choose an exit and take the action to get off this round about and figure out how to release the shame or guilt and how to behave differently for your soul to heal. The information is within and without you. Why not take the road to correction and flexibility? At least it will be an adventure. If not pure magic.

June 15-22 (exact June 18) Mars in Pisces sextile Pluto retrograde in Capricorn: Where does abuse of power originate? How does Mars (the sacred advocate) end up on a bad trip involved in a cult-like situation with a power grab? (Pluto)? Mars in Pisces can be mellow or it can be frightened and macabre. Piscean Mars energy exists where defense is needed. Mars can want to kill and maim. Mars can settle into all sorts of defensive and advocacy actions. Mars in Pisces can also be lost, intoxicated, and clueless. It’s very important to stop pleasing others during this time and remain authentic in order to gather your self-regulation and act according to the highest and best good. Trust your spidey senses and intuition. Follow a higher calling.

June 15-23 (exact June 20) Mars in Pisces sextile Jupiter retrograde in Capricorn: Jupiter might think the way for Mars to solve THC induced psychosis is to take a hit of acid. Mars can’t even form complete sentences. Pluto (above) is also silently laughing behind his shirt collar at Mars while Jupiter eggs him on. Mars seems to have left his weapons somewhere around here, and the bombs are going off one by one on their own.

June 20 Sun in Cancer: The Sun moves into the sign of the mother, of nurturing, of security, of psychology, and attachment. Cancer is the basis of all things, the southernmost sign of the zodiac. It represents home and is a water elemental sign. Cancer rules the family, and the Moon is the planet associated with it. Its animal is the crab, who uses a tough outer shell to cover up a tender and vulnerable body. Emotion guides us to our next move like a navigational system and yet is something to let go of. We need to let emotion flow through us like water in order to be healthy. So often our emotions cause physical and mental health issues because we hold onto them and memory and emotion interact in ways that affect our health and well-being.

June 20 – June 23 (exact June 20/21) Sun in Cancer Quincunx Saturn retrograde in Aquarius: This is a zero degrees aspect relationship, and therefore very powerful. As soon as the Sun enters Cancer, it touches Saturn entering the sign of Aquarius. Aquarius is concerned with revolution, human rights, science, fixing new rights into place. Saturn is the time-line setter, teacher and limiter, providing realism and factual information. Saturn brings tests and boundaries into play. It will use the motivations of Aquarius—which is to honor the individual and in general to push collective agreements forward into new territory. This is the combination of wrapping your mind around the facts that emerge showing the things that specifically need to change for the broad group. Another possible way to look at it? Mother sees she needs to set a limit.

June 21 New Moon in Cancer at Zero Degrees:  Psychologically, this New Moon can be used to evaluate and look at attachment issues. Spiritually, the New Moon is about shadow work. Shadow work around family, female, the start of things or the bottom of things, emotions as linked to how we believe or filter information and trauma—all these are ripe for energy clearing.

June 18-July 1 (exact June 25) Mars in Pisces square North Node in Gemini: The North Node in Gemini means a lot of stimulation is coming into our destiny. We are actors and receivers of that drama and lesson plan of destiny. Our job? Our absolute necessary next steps? We need to hold space for equality, and that means everyone gets a voice and the same space we get. That means we make space for ourselves as much as anyone else. That means we reveal some naked truths about how systems have rendered the group unequal. We first define where we are. Lots of layers to observe, witness, question. In order to witness and see, we must maintain an open mind. Having an open mind is expansive and means acceptance and willingness to keep asking questions repeatedly until the revelations glow. With Mars deep under water in Pisces, it’s tough to feel free to communicate and question with this level of freedom. The first question becomes: why can’t we ask questions? We have to call Mars back with a lot of magic and love.

June 25 Retrograde Venus turns direct in Gemini: I would like you to spend some time observing and writing down the cute things humans and animals do. Spend time noticing like a detective when you are enchanted with yourself and others in an intimate way—not a remote, distant way, but in the way that brings you closer to others and causes you to sigh and smile. What can we appreciate about one another and stimulates us toward friendship and relationship? These are the things that bring our hearts new perceptions directly.

June 27 Mars in Aries: Ah, the tender art of conflict, by trial of sparks of fire. The god of war at home by the hearth. What does he say? The best battle is the fight you never begin. The greatest warrior is the one who never has to pick up a weapon.

June 23-July 1 (exact June 28) Saturn retrograde in Aquarius sextile Mars in Aries at zero degrees: Saturn brings timing and Aquarius lets us know the time to change paradigms is now. Mars is Aries provides the action energy to support the change in paradigm. Big, strong energy for social change to make new rules.

June 23-July 26 (Exact July 1 and when it turns DIRECT again on July 21) Mercury Retrograde in Cancer square Chiron in Aries: We study and wonder how to perceive suffering. Does suffering help to further our development—our individuation? How can we provide a better future for our families and loved ones? How do we “reparent” ourselves and the wounded places within and without, individually, as a group, and transpersonally, where we have been either abused or neglected? What patterns, ideals, and perceptions—what projections and other thought distortions—harm and which ones help?

June 27-July 6 (exact June 30) Sun in Cancer square Chiron in Aries: How do you embody courage? What new fierce actions will take you through the fire upward out of the muck? You need to deal with pain and dance with the areas that frighten you and now is the time when it is meaningful to stay in tune with being true to yourself.

June 30-July 15 (exact RETROGRADE June 11, then DIRECT exact again July 10) Venus in Gemini sextile Chiron in Aries: There needs to be enough self-awareness for you to be able to move forward. Sometimes, relationships have deteriorated so that the self has been compromised to an extent that is too great. Sometimes, niceness extends as far as dishonesty. On the brighter side, this aspect can provide an incredible amount of grace, social skill, and humor to a person who can utilize their already developed moral and ethical center. If you know who you are and you have a sense of having healed your wounded self to a good degree, and your intentions are honorable, you can benefit from this boost of energy to be able to say what you need to say. It’s possible to seek new experiences from this aspect.

June 24-July 6 (Exact June 30) Sun conjunct Mercury retrograde in Cancer: Cancer asks you to come into coherence with yourself and retreat for a while. Let yourself calm down and take time to protect your world. Taking a break for mind and body is advised.

June 26-July 4 (exact July 1) Sun in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus: You are officially invited to live in your authentic and direct experience of life. Inhabit your body, your breath, your senses, your home, your emotions, and your experiences. Value them. Keep simple. Let your wisdom arise from your direct and visceral interaction with nature and the planet. Let the earth love you. Put down the complexities you have been carrying and simply be.

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