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Prepare for Tense Endings and a Lunar Eclipse

Astrology that centers women of color: June 1–June 7, 2020

Last week’s uprisings in the U.S. — in Minneapolis, Memphis, and Los Angeles — showcased the power of our collective courage. Courage is defined as “the ability to do something that frightens one; strength in the face of pain or grief.” As we remain glued to our various devices, we see the arrogance of the government, political leaders, and our society as a whole. You can’t be pro-life and do everything in your power to end lives. Our interactions at the beginning of the week highlight where our beliefs and religious practices need work. Are you ready to walk a new talk? This is the time to determine the risk and opportunity of social gatherings as we attempt to change the world.

Venus (retrograde in Gemini) squares Mars (in Pisces) on Tuesday, immersing us in discord and revealing the delusions of our actions. This aspect shows the potential of war due to the lack of compassion, honesty, and humanity in our society. This is where conflict helps separate fantasy from the truth of what our social structures really are.

In the middle of a storm, there’s the destruction that everyone’s paying attention to and then there are moves being made while everyone’s distracted.

Wednesday could be a major news day as the sun joins Venus in Gemini, clearing up inconsistencies and pushing us to speak recklessly. Be mindful of where and how you use your words. There could be more news around the social media executive order Trump issued that’s intended to decrease censorship and make it easier for conservatives to be heard. Just in case things go left on your favorite social media platform, start gathering the preferred contact information of your faves.

This is a hectic yet perfect time to gain knowledge in the midst of chaos. When tensions are high, you see the truth of someone’s character. You learn what they’re willing to do for what they believe in, even what they’ll change or die for. In the middle of a storm, there’s the destruction that everyone’s paying attention to and then there are moves being made while everyone’s distracted.

Mercury (in Cancer) aspecting Uranus (in Taurus) on Friday brings gravity to how we share our emotions and vulnerabilities. Mercury in Cancer helps deliver the messages of our reactions. This aspect could help teach us the value of silence along with speaking through the things you nurture as the Mercury retrograde approaches on June 17 and 18. This could bring about innovative resources to help those in need. What does the family/tribe need to be nourished? This energy is fertile ground for radical change. Mercury clashes with Chiron (in Aries) later on, agitating and educating about how we’ve been affected by anger and violence.

At 2:12 p.m. CDT on Friday, we have a Sagittarius full moon that serves as our first (lunar) eclipse on the Gemini-Sagittarius axis. This is a harsh full moon where people could be lost in their rage, sadness, martyrdom, and depression. We will be feeling irritation all around. However, this isn’t a reason to not express your emotions. Have the guts to face reality. Channel your anger into something that helps you feel like you’ve fully expressed your rage and isn’t harmful to you or others.

This energy also wants to help us release the tension within our nation and transform how we relate to the world. We could have even more violence in the U.S. on this day. The Gemini and Sagittarius eclipses this year are the real cultural reset. There comes a time when you have to stop complaining about getting played if you keep volunteering for the game. Instead of being mad at the liar, figure out why the lie(s) worked.

On Saturday, the sun squares up with Mars, which could lead to accidents involving water, drugs, or alcohol. This aspect could bring up ego conflicts where you have to try not to be petty for the sake of being petty. You could be fighting with authority figures. If you do end up arguing with someone, be careful making big gestures with your hands and feet to make your point; you could injure yourself or someone else.

Moons of the week

Don’t forget to record how you feel as the moon changes signs. In a month or two, you will see a pattern. Take note!

Moon enters Libra — since May 31 at 9:38 a.m. CDT

Moon enters Scorpio — June 2 at 11:06 a.m. CDT

Moon enters Sagittarius — June 4 at 12:17 p.m. CDT

Moon enters Capricorn — June 6 at 2:44 p.m. CDT

May 21–June 20

Relationships and career are at the forefront this week. Rethink what you want to be known for based on who you are today and who you were before. See your value with fresh eyes. The full moon can help illuminate where the world has gotten in the way of your wellness and your bonds. Are you willing to dig deep and learn your true needs?

June 21–July 22

Feeling restricted? Use your hands and words. It’s likely easier to express yourself now that Mercury is in your sign. However, you could still be feeling like you’re drowning in disappointment. The full moon brings to light imbalances between your service to others and self-sabotage. Tap into your spirituality to ease any anxieties you may have.

July 23–August 22

What about your friends? Something a friend says could rub you the wrong way and cause you to question how you want to connect moving forward. Thanks to the full moon, you are redefining whom you want to connect with and the kind of fun you want to have. Be ready to end friendships that aren’t fulfilling you creatively or spiritually or vice versa.

August 23–September 22

Think about the value of emotional support in your friendships and connections. Someone could press on a wound that came from a lack of follow-through. The full moon splits your focus between your career and home. Letting go of outdated professional concepts will serve you well as you strive for stability. Don’t let petty drama with petty people get in the way of your shine.

September 23–October 22

Getting clear on the messages that you are communicating to the world is what the full moon has in store for you. How does the mindset you were raised with influence what you believe now? You’re being asked to focus more on your health and its impact on your routines. Do what feels right in the moment. How could the environment you work or live in serve you better so you can serve others?

October 23–November 21

This full moon wants to alert you to imbalances in how money and resources flow in your relationships. Perhaps you’ve spent more money on a partner (or in pursuit of one) than you planned. You could also be redefining what you need out of your bonds moving forward. Think about what’s getting in the way of that romantic feeling you’ve been craving.

November 22–December 21

It can feel like your world is about to explode. This is an opportunity to relieve yourself of any feelings of martyrdom and guilt. Take a good look at the journey of your relationships and their impact on your psyche. How has the tension in your most important connections influenced your ambition?

December 22–January 19

The full moon seeks to highlight where you have denied yourself the rewards you’ve rightfully earned. Add some variety and stimulation to your daily routine. Schedule some free time where you explore and let yourself hear what your intuition has to say. There is more spirituality currently infused into your routine than you may realize.

January 20–February 18

The Friday full moon shines a light on the harmony between your pleasures and your goals. This is a time to sort between what it is you feel called to do and the things that get people’s attention and (dare I say) praise. It’s okay to admit you sporadically enjoy being seen and liked. If words fail you these days, put it in the music, the food, the prayers, or the art. Don’t share your ideas just yet.

February 19–March 20

It seems like people are getting under your skin in a way they never have before. It also seems like you are speaking up for yourself in new ways. How does it feel to be there for you? The full moon shows where your career and your private life need to be in harmony. Take pride and pleasure in reminding yourself exactly how amazing you are.

March 21–April 19

You may find yourself hopping in your car or another mode of transportation more often in order to get some air. The full moon wants to highlight the lessons you’ve learned, what you still need to know, and the things you have yet to teach. You could be thinking a lot about family, especially your mother (figures). What are you willing to protect with your life?

April 20–May 20

This week, you could find yourself removing a dream from the list of possible ways to increase your income. Not out of sadness but because your values and circumstances have changed. Speaking of, this full moon wants to illuminate where your personal and joint finances could use some work. You may even find you owe money or want to settle a debt.

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