Spiritual Insights June 2018
I just returned from the UAC conference (United Astrology Conference) in Chicago which was the biggest and most successful conference ever! It all began in 1986, and I am proud to say that I was there. It is the largest international astrology conference in the world, and it is held about every four years. Astrologers from around the world converged with different systems, theories, and cultures. We all came together sharing ideas in unison, merging beliefs and philosophies. It was exciting to see so many new faces at this astrological conference! The young generations are finally coming on board to carry the torch as astrologers.
At the awards banquet, they gave the well-deserved awards to those in our astrological community who have diligently worked to make astrology a legitimate profession. Steven Forrest won the Regulus award for UAC 2018. In his acceptance speech, he refenced that 25 years ago, the thing he dreaded most was family gatherings where everyone was asked about their profession. As many proudly gave titles as doctors, lawyers and CEOs, he announced “astrologer”. He was embarrassed and belittled, “a what?” We’ve all had this experience, and as Forrest said, we now can proudly announce with confidence that we are astrologers and receive immediate validation and credibility. Our profession is finally making a comeback, and we are receiving the respect we deserve for our hard work and years of dedication to the study of astrology. I hope to attend many more UAC conferences as we continue to grow our astrological family with those from around the world.
These conferences take a group effort, and I want to thank everyone involved. It is such a great opportunity to share in old and new friendships with the common bond of learning and teaching astrology. It was truly a wonderful experience!
As we approach the coming intense eclipses in July it feels like we are getting ready for inevitable doom. What are we about to experience? It feels a bit scary and frightening! A month before and after the eclipses, major events occur that entice fear around the world. These eclipses are especially potent as Mars is the trigger. The total lunar eclipse is conjunct Mars and Ketu within a few degrees on July 27th. The effects are magnified with Mars turning retrograde June 26th.
Rahu transiting in Cancer will surface insecurity since Cancer is the sign of security and the opposite sign Capricorn involves government. We are feeling much more vulnerable especially in the area of cyberspace and safety. But even on a personal level, we are questioning our existence.
There is a cardinal cross involving Mars/Ketu, Venus/Rahu and Uranus/Jupiter. Uranus and Jupiter are in opposition both squaring Mars/Ketu and Venus/Rahu. This manifests intense energy where unexpected events will begin to play out this month.
Mars and Ketu together indicate fire causing volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and wild fires. The volcanic eruptions in Hawaii will intensify. Plus, there will be a heat wave in the northern hemisphere.
Events that involve fear will surface worldwide based on a threat to security. Hostility and anger are evoked due to secrets and revelations being exposed. There is a civil war building based on lies and deception within the government. These opposing forces cause fear and distrust. As the government in the U.S. implodes, the people become even more polarized. People are becoming more violent everywhere.
We have to go through the fire to get through to the other side with an awakening to our own personal truths, and we must be prepared to view the world in a different way. There will be profound changes taking place in the world this summer in the U.S.
What we decide to do during the next three months is critical in terms of our happiness. As the idea of death and destruction continually surfaces we must change our attitudes concerning war and anger. Many people will be leaving the planet. But those who decide to face the realities will build a better society and world based on truth.
Progress in the field of mental illness will come forth with healing of addictions and family matters. The core essence of society is based on family, and the breakdown of family values is a threat to the world. As Rahu transits through Cancer, these matters are deeply addressed.
People are beginning to understand the human potential of love and connection. People need to feel loved and accepted, and if they don’t they will find any means to seek connection. They may join gangs or cults to feel a sense of belonging. This is at the core of the global mental illness issue. Gun violence in the schools is the result of this problem.
The purpose and meaning of our lives is to connect to humanity. Take the time to associate with others that need a connection and love. This begins with the family. We must learn to accept and love one another to heal the hate rampant in the world currently. To make others feel a connection and affinity to each other is essential.
Everyone wants to feel wanted and loved and those who do not will retaliate in the world and society. They will blame others for their lack of connection and seek this feeling no matter how negative it may appear. Through understanding this core essence we can help shape and change the world. Remember the only true healer is love. This is a time that we can finally awaken to this truth.
Interestingly, the UAC conference had a different feeling that truly represented unity. It united many astrological organizations as one big family. This is a major lesson we have come to learn especially during this time of crisis. I attribute the sense of unity to the transit of Jupiter in Libra, and I feel that even through many difficult experiences may surface during this time, the end result will be an awakening to a new founded sense of Unity. A magnificent healing will transpire from this awakening.
Predictions for June
This month Mars and Venus are in opposition with Rahu and Ketu. Venus is conjunct Rahu in Cancer and Mars is conjunct Ketu in Capricorn. Venus and Rahu in Cancer represents the empowerment of women. Women are rising in powerful positions around the world as the feminine influence will begin to dominate. In New York, we saw a women pilot safely land a Southwest airplane after a busted engine. In Dallas, Texas a woman just became the police chief. In Washington, President Trump assigned a woman as CIA director.
During this time, relationships become important. Mars is very passionate exalted in Capricorn. Venus becomes more sensitive and emotional in Cancer. Both Mars and Venus tied up with the lunar nodes intensifies their energy. The sexes become more polarized with more cases of rape and sexual discrimination surfacing from the past. On a personal level, passionate love is on the rise. The power of sexual attraction opens many hearts.
Mars exalted in Capricorn indicates great progress in government affairs, such as rebuilding the infrastructure in roads, airports, and parks. The necessary change for progress is activated within governments around the world. There is great hope for democracy around the world.
But on June 26th, Mars turns retrograde shifting the energy from productivity to destruction. Tempers and anger begin to brew, and politically there will great dysfunction. All plans for democracy and peace will be unraveled. Efforts for peace around the world are threatened as attacks break out and predominate through August.
New revelations in the fight against probes in the investigations on Trump and Clinton will hit the fan. Much of it is false, and allegations will be made that are not reliable.
June 15th Mercury is opposed Saturn. Problems around travel involving airports and airlines are possible especially since Mercury is in Gemini. There will be delays and problems with computers. Mercury is traveling at tip top speed but the aspect of Saturn deepens the importance of the information being revealed. There is a conspiracy brewing under the surface and the powers that control the world are gaining strength.
Jupiter and Neptune are in trine throughout the month as Neptune will station at 22 degrees of Aquarius June 18th indicating many cults and spiritual organizations are on the rise. This also intensifies extremist and fanatic’s beliefs, especially since Mars and Ketu (both indicators for terrorism) are conjunct the entire month. Their exact conjunction is June 7th at 13 degrees Capricorn. There will be terrorist threats on governments and world leaders. Assassination attempts will be rampant around the world as people become passionately enraged with fanatical ideology.
Anger around the world is brewing and causing the earth to explode and shake indicating more volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Mars and Ketu are extremely fiery when together. The volcanic eruptions in Hawaii will intensify. This will predominate throughout the summer in north America. There seems to be fires everywhere plus there will be a heat wave in the northern hemisphere which instigates great fear and contention. More cases of explosives, guns and weapons are exposed and will be combined with mental problems. This is the beginning of a real crisis.
June-August: many health issues and deaths of famous icons of the film and music industry, retired presidents and world leaders will pass. Death will seem to appear on the news in epic proportions.
The economy is in a downward cycle. The stock market begins to plummet causing fear. As the stock market makes a nose dive, oil and fuel process will rise. Cryptocurrencies will follow suite going down but as the stock market continues to falter it gives credence to crypto and these currencies will begin to rise as a result by October.
Incredible discoveries surface with technology coming to a new level as a result of the cardinal cross involving Mars/Ketu, Venus/Rahu and Uranus/Jupiter (Uranus and Jupiter are in opposition both squaring the Mars/Ketu and Venus/Rahu). This manifests unexpected events to play out this month. Technologically speaking, inventions using video and cameras will look different and there is an advancement in the area of travel and connections to other worlds.
It will feel like the earth is waking up to entirely different reality. Nothing will be the same after this summer. These changes involve great destruction but will eventually bring healing that is much needed around the world.
06/02 Jupiter trine Venus
06/07 Mars conjunct Ketu 13 degrees Capricorn
06/13 New Moon 28 degrees Taurus
06/15 Mercury opposed Saturn
06/18, Neptune Retrograde: 22 degree Aquarius
06/ 26, Mars Retrograde: 15 degrees Capricorn
06/28 Full Moon 13 degrees Sagittarius
Venus opposed Mars
Venus conjunct Rahu/Mars conjunct Ketu
Mercury opposed Saturn/Pluto