The Monthly Forecast For June


The Sun is in Gemini for much of June. Gemini is a Mutable Air sign, ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication. This month looks to be filled with changes and conflicting information and messages, so let’s see if we can sort some of that out.

June 1st is very good, with the Moon in Libra, the sign of justice, making two positive trine aspects, to the Sun in Gemini, and to Venus, also in Gemini. With the country in turmoil now, with protests in response to the rampant racism,  violence and killings of Black people by police, Monday brings a brief period of respite. I say brief, because of the aspects on Tuesday, 6/2. Before the Moon leaves Libra and moves into Scorpio around noon Eastern time, it makes three different square aspects. First, it squares Pluto. Then Jupiter. Then Saturn. This is a day old wounds surface, old fears get triggered. On a personal level, be kind to yourself. Be compassionate. Understand that some of what you’re seeing playing out on the news may be activating old trauma. From the cosmic point of view, watching the Race Mind ( Collective Consciousness) reacting to both the pandemic and to the country’s history of racism and persecution of minorities is deeply distressing. This will test many of our relationships. Some may not survive, and that may be a good thing. One of the many powerful teachings of Taoist Master Dr Jeffrey Yuen, was given in a class in 2000, where he was talking about why healers burn out. He was saying that often, we want the healing for people more than they want it for themselves. He said that the most important thing, for healing to take place, is honesty. Accountability. Self-reflection, and a willingness to change. That, without those things, the EVOLUTION OF THE SOUL IS NOT POSSIBLE. He said that if someone is lying to themselves, or is in denial, it prevents healing or growth. So, unless this country is going to be honest with itself about its brutal history of genocide, slavery, and racism, these deep, festering wounds will have no possibility of healing. Its evolution is only possible through radical honesty, and a deep commitment to change.

There will be a very powerful Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon on Friday, 6/5. The Sun in Gemini will be in opposition to the Moon in Sagittarius. This is not a good day to sign contracts or make important changes. Given that the current occupant of the White House is a Gemini, is terribly mentally ill, and appears to be struggling with advancing dementia, among other things, this Full Moon could potentially be very destabilizing for him. I’m not sure how much longer he’s going to be able to continue.

June 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th are much better. Breathe. Rest. Thursday, 6/11, the Sun squares to Neptune, creating confusion. That passes quickly, and 6/12 and 6/13 are lovely, with some very uplifting aspects.

Mercury turns retrograde on 6/18. Ugh. We know what that means. The Sun moves into Cancer on 6/20,  the Summer Solstice, heralding the beginning of summer. It’s followed by the second Eclipse of the month, a Solar Eclipse, a New Moon, on 6/21. This looks to be very positive, and brings with it the possibilities of new beginnings. A good day to set your intentions for what you need, based on reflections of what you’ve released over the past several months.

On 6/23, Neptune goes retrograde for 5 months. This is excellent, because Neptune rules illusions and confusion. Denial. Looking at life through rose colored glasses. For the next 5 months, it becomes easier to get to the truth. Since that takes us through the election, I certainly hope so.

Mars moves into fiery Aries on 6/27, this brings passion and power to creating the reality that you want. The month ends with the Moon in Scorpio, making several good aspects. June is going to be an intense month, without a doubt, with two powerful Eclipses, among other things. Personally, I’m praying for a shift in the Race Mind, so that all of our brothers and sisters can be treated with the same dignity and respect that white people so often take for granted. We are all relations, as the Lakota say. It’s time that we live from that. Blessings, Reverend Judith Star-Medicine


Monthly Forecast For May

May comes under the sign Taurus, the Bull. Taureans are steadfast, loyal, nurturing, and creative. Often, they are wonderful cooks, and can have an affinity for plants, animals, and the Earth. May starts out with Beltane, the midpoint between the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. May 2nd is lovely, with the Moon in Virgo trining,the Sun, Mercury, and Uranus, all in Taurus, bringing good communication and innovative ideas. 5/3 is a good day, by the afternoon. In the morning, the Moon opposes Neptune, making our feelings a little fuzzy. It inclines one to fantasy and wishful thinking, or, worse, denial. By the afternoon, that wears off, and then we have two beautiful trines, from the Moon in Virgo to both Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. This is a wonderful opportunity to step into optimism, faith, and alchemy. Seize this moment.

5/4 is very good, with the Moon in Libra forming a Trine to Saturn in Aquarius. This is very stabilizing. Add in the Sun in Taurus conjunct to Mercury, where focus and communication is enhanced, we have a very strong day. May 5th, Cinco De Mayo, is complicated. Let’s break it down. First, we have the Moon forming three Inconjunct, or Quincunx aspects. A Quincunx is where the two planets are 150 degrees apart. This is an aspect of frustration, because the planets involved in it are energetically disconnected from each other. In this case, the Sun, Mercury, and Neptune. We may feel temporarily stuck or frustrated by either the Race Minds stubbornness, or the denial we’re seeing. Or, it may help us to look at areas within ourselves that need to be cleared. The Moon then trines Mars and Venus, forming a Grand Trine in the Air signs, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. This is so beautiful. It brings grace, clarity, and movement forward.

How do I want to describe the Full Moon on 5/7? Well, it’s intense, that’s for sure. The Moon in Scorpio is always intense. Trust me on this. This Full Moon brings the opportunity to raise our vibration, and power through obstacles. It’s fierce, and we could all use a little bit of that right now. It’s a no bullshit, take no prisoners Full Moon. It’s pretty cool. Set your intention to manifest your dreams.

5/10 is Mother’s Day. It’s an excellent day to honor the people in your life, yourself included, who truly know how to nurture. Who embody the qualities of compassion, empathy, and courage. I say courage, because it definitely takes courage to be an Empath. Mothering the planet is not for wimps.

Saturn turns retrograde on the 11th, Venus turns retrograde on the 13th, and Jupiter turns retrograde on the 14th. Wow. This is a good time to review how we deal with fear and loss, ( Saturn), our definition of love, including self-love, ( Venus), and how we overextend, or over give.( Jupiter).

5/16 and 5/17 are both very good. The Moon in spiritual Pisces makes several wonderful aspects.

The Sun enters Gemini on 5/20. The Gemini New Moon is on 5/22, with both planets trine to Saturn in Aquarius. This is strong and stabilizing. Memorial Day on 5/25 has the Moon in Cancer trine to Mars in Pisces. This is a day to listen to your intuition about what the word “ family” means to you, and to celebrate whatever that is.

With all that is going on in the world right now, the changes, the transitions, the transformations, may this month comfort you, nurture you, and may your Soul’s work deliver you to your true destination. Blessings, Reverend Judith Star-Medicine