June 18 to 24, 2012
Highlighted Aspects for This Week
Wednesday: Pluto quincunx Venus, Saturn square Mercury, Sun enters Cancer/Solstice 4:09pm PDT, Uranus sextile Venus, Venus semisquare Mercury; Thursday: Mars sextile Mercury, Chiron sesquisquare Mercury; Saturday: Saturn sesquisquare Venus, Ceres enters Gemini, Neptune trine Sun; Sunday: Pluto square Uranus, Saturn stations direct 11:50pm PDT
If you attended, I hope your experience of the rest of 2012 is enhanced through knowing what’s going on astrologically.
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Now, on to the week’s news from the solar system!
THIS COMING WEEK is one of the biggest weeks of the year, astrologically speaking. And that’s saying a lot, given that we’ve already been through two eclipses and the Venus-Sun occlusion.
The main event is, of course, the Pluto-Uranus square we’ve been talking about for the last few weeks. This is one of those events that has effect far beyond the date the aspect is exact, so we’ve been working with its influence for a while now. Still, the week before and the week after a major aspect is exact often hold the most energy and information for us to work with.
IF YOU ATTENDED last week’s teleclass, you know that in addition to talking about the planetary influences for the next six months, I also pulled a tarot card to help us anchor into the greater meaning and intention for each month. For this, I used one of my favorite decks — the Osho Zen Tarot.
The card I pulled for the last two weeks of June shows the image of a flower growing out of rocks. The title of the card is “Courage,” and here’s part of the interpretation:
“The seed cannot know what is going to happen, the seed has never known the flower. And the seed cannot even believe that there is the potential to become a beautiful flower. Long is the journey, and it is always safer not to go on that journey because unknown is the path, nothing is guaranteed…But the seed tries, it makes an effort; it drops the hard shell which is its security, it starts moving…The sprout starts towards the unknown, towards the sun, towards the source of light, not knowing where, not knowing why.”
“The flower shows us the way, as its passion for life leads it out of the darkness and into the light. There is no point fighting against the challenges of life, or trying to avoid or deny them. They are there, and if the seed is to become the flower we must go through them. Be courageous enough to grow into the flower you are meant to be.”
When this card came up in response to my request for guidance for the last two weeks of June, I thought, how perfect. Above all else, perhaps, we need Courage as we go through the challenges of the Pluto-Uranus square — especially those of us who are working directly with the effects through transits to their natal planets.