June 23: Seeking Pleasure and Beauty

June 23: Seeking Pleasure and Beauty

The moon enters Leo at 5:33 a.m., and moon void of course ends

The moon is opposite Saturn at 6:31 a.m.

Early in the morning, the lunar mood shifts into one fierier and more passionate as the moon enters expressive Leo. At the same time, the moon void of course phase ends, opening the day’s potent energies to new starts and commitments. After a few days of feeling sensitive, insular, and protective, the moon in Leo symbolizes a time for breaking out into exploring the outer world as many of us may be feeling more positive and liberated.

An hour after the lunar shift, the moon in proud Leo forms a fleeting, but potentially frustrating opposition with Saturn retrograde in Aquarius. This opposition may trigger a sense of isolation, as many of us are feeling tired of being restricted and limited in how we can live our lives. The Leo moon wants to encourage us to bust out, to feel inspired, to explore and play, but stern Saturn is there to remind us that life is not yet back to its usual pace. We may be feeling a little down, or pessimistic, but this mood will pass soon.


The moon is sextile Venus at 3:05 p.m.

In the afternoon, the warm and courageous Leo moon forms a supportive sextile with Venus in curious Gemini, helping to lift the sombre and restricted mood of the morning. This sextile is a lively, social, and potentially creative aspect that may have us seeking pleasure and beauty after several days of privately exploring the healing of our emotions. Many of us may be feeling more positive, attractive, and playful, so it’s good to make the most of this fun yet fleeting aspect.


The moon is trine Chiron at 10:02 p.m.

The moon is square Uranus at 10:34 p.m., and moon void of course begins

Late night, the moon in bold Leo forms a potent fire trine with Chiron in impulsive Aries. There may be a courageous and fiery emotional awareness to tap into tonight, and many of us may be noticing the sense of ease we have with our inner wounds. This month has been a potent and transformative time, helping us feel inspired and optimistic about our profound soul work.

At this moment, our inner awareness feels less burdensome, and we feel more at peace. Shortly after, the moon forms an edgy square with Uranus in steady Taurus, which may stir up some restless and impulsive feelings.


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