June 17: Friendly and Supportive Connections

June 17: Friendly and Supportive Connections

The moon is sextile Mercury at 8:03 a.m.

The day begins with a rather talkative and friendly aspect, in the form of a sextile between the generous Taurus moon, and Mercury in nurturing Cancer. The mood is right for making friendly and supportive connections with others, and it may feel more comfortable to open up and be vulnerable.

This friendly connection between the two planets that are the fastest moving and most associated with message deliveries may bring calls or messages from friends or loved ones. Alternatively, we may also be the ones initiating those deliveries, since it’s a good time to check-in with others, or even with ourselves. When the moon and Mercury are in harmony, we can tap into and access a deeper, more free-flowing emotional vocabulary.

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The moon is sextile Neptune at 8:18 p.m.

Mercury goes retrograde at 9:59 p.m.

As the night falls, the exalted moon in Taurus forms a collaborative sextile with transcendent Neptune in empathic Pisces. This aspect brings the abundant and earthy emotional resources that are today within reach and in harmony with the mysterious unfolding of the universe. We could potentially be more open and receptive to others’ emotional and psychic energies.

As always, positive connections between the moon and illusory Neptune support us dipping into inwardly expansive meditative states, as well as open frequencies we can tap into when channeling messages from beyond. It can also be a fruitful and creative time, when we might connect with inspirational art, music, or evocative cinema as we tap into the kind of aspect that takes us on a journey without “going” anywhere.

Later at night, Mercury in protective Cancer stations retrograde. Four other planets are moving backwards through our skies, some of which are only casting subtle, gradual effects on our destiny. Mercury’s retrograde, however, is felt more dramatically, since its orbit is one of the fastest, and Mercury’s rulership over our communications and currencies affects so many vital functions in our lives.

Depending on the placement and the condition of Mercury in our birth charts, we may feel the retrograde effects with varying potency. Some of us may not feel them much at all. Those who were born with Mercury retrograde often report that Mercury retrograde times flow the smoothest for them as if they are born pre-adapted to retrograde season.

The theme, in general, is that we will potentially be revisiting and redoing literary projects, or re-working any initiatives where emotive communications are a key until July 12. Since Mercury is in sensitive Cancer, it’s a time where conversations may be centered on health care, nurturing, and protective strategies. Mercury will be in Cancer until August 4, so until then, many of us may feel heightened sensitivity or even defensiveness.


All the aspects mentioned are calculated in Standard Pacific Time, for greater accuracy please adjust to your own location.