June 2016
"When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

I apologize for skipping May!! I was half-way through it and then “stuff happened”. Ugh... I am going to blame it on Mars being retrograde in my area of work along with my ruler, Mercury, being retrograde most of the month! :-)

In June... Thankfully, the energy planet, MARS, will push through the later degrees of SCORPIO – back to 23 degrees before stopping and returning to full strength on June 29th. This Mars retrograde has posed challenges for many, many people and projects. With a Mercury retrograde in May going along with Mars, it may be July before we feel balanced again.

Funding has been delayed in many areas. When the energy planet is retrograde, we tend to flounder, have difficulty with momentum, and really just feel “kinda detached” from everything.

With a New Moon on June 4th at 14 degrees GEMINI assisted by a number of stressful aspects, we may be pushed into action. The full moon will occur on June 20th and in SAGITTARIUS at 29 degrees. We had a full moon in May at 1 degree Sagittarius, so this is the second Sagittarius one. This JUNE full moon will bring to a peak the energy that was was initiated last month on May 6th. Remember… that new moon on May 6th started a karma energy – events, happenings – that are fated to happen.

A short view before the daily: June 1 – 7 brings a few stressful energies, especially on the 1st, 3rd, 4th and 7th. Foreign policies/countries/leaders are highlighted as well as military activities. Communications and equipment for communicating may face challenges.

June 8 - 14 begins with quiet energy but manages to create energy ripples before it ends. There is an abundance of energy involving water that could bring storms or weather problems. Deception or cloudiness of judgement is prominent. When Neptune retrogrades on the 13th, the blinders come off.. we may see things more clearly!!!

June 15 - 21 holds the full moon and Father’s Day. The 17th could be quite grumpy. Emotions are yucky. On the 20th full moon day, there are several harsh aspects and brings out a very “cool” emotional response. It is the Summer Solstice when the Sun moves out of Gemini and into Cancer.

June 22 - 30 brings positive energies if you can overcome the few challenges. Watch the money/markets/investments on the 22nd. The 26th is a good day to review changes you need to make to your thoughts, beliefs, etc. Expect the unexpected. The 28th holds a great promise regarding money and love. However, no matter how positive this may be, take all things in moderation. The 29th is bumpy and it may have started late on the 28th as MARS is returning to full steam. It will move out of SCORPIO by August and then into SAGITTARIUS until October. MARS will not return again to SCORPIO until Dec 2017.

New Moon: Jun 04 at 14 degrees Gemini
Full Moon: Jun 20 at 29 degrees Sagittarius


June 01 – The day opens still in ARIES until 11:42am. It enters VOID then until tonight at 10:46pm when it will slide into TAURUS. This starts the day with leftover assertive energy and then goes into an “expect the unexpected” lull until tonight. Be careful early morning if handling flammable materials, sharp instruments or performing activites that could result in head injuries. LIBRA sun and ascendants are totally drained.

June 02 – The moon in practical TAURUS allows time to recoup from the holiday activities and prepare for the indecisive energy of the new moon on the 4th! The day has great energy for accomplishment. The stock market may pull back in anticipation of ?? changes on the 3rd? SCORPIO suns/ascendants are searching deep and wide for the answers as they do not appreciate surprises!

June 03 – The moon is still in TAURUS and the aspects make this a rather cloudy day. With the energy high ahead of the New Moon tomorrow, it would be wise to do all things in moderation today. If you do, you will come out ahead. LEO sun signs might want to keep the partying to a later date.

June 04 – NEW MOON in GEMINI at 14 degrees 53 mins. This is a high energy for communication/conversation day. However, there could be interruptions in service, i.e. satellites down, servers down, etc. Be sure and back up your contacts and info on your cell phones. This NM sets in motion quite a month of negotiations – personal and business. This is the month to pull together information and be prepared to launch programs, etc once MARS is direct on June 29th. SAGITTARIUS suns/ascendants are drained beyond words, so pull back and rest.

June 05 – The moon starts off in GEMINI and then at midday 12:47pm, it enters a VOID timeframe for the afternoon and evening. It will move into CANCER at 11:41pm tonight. There is an opportunity to recoup this afternoon so take advantage of it. Watch a game, movie or take a walk.

June 06 – The moon in sensitive and protective CANCER provides a caring and peaceful day. Overall, the only negative would result if someone is aggressive or trying to injure another person. Today is the day to nurture others as well as yourself. Have a family type dinner. Be open to other’s feelings. Enjoy being home.

June 07 – The moon in CANCER continues until early evening when it will move into VOID for overnight. There is angry and disruptive energy early morning. Emotional outbursts may happen. Keep tempers calm. There could also be problems with things like water hoses, pipes, tunnels. Be aware, especially with things associated with your transportation. CAPRICORN suns/ascendants feel there is just too much drama today.

June 08 – Early morning the moon shifted into romantic LEO. With no harsh aspects today, this could be a day for our leaders to make headlines. On a personal note, this is a good day to sing and dance, play with children and pets. Unless you are experiencing individual negative aspects, this should be a feel good day.

June 09 – The moon continues in LEO but with a little bumpy energy midday and into the early afternoon. Too much information might be revealed today so be cautious in all communications. This also involves travel, so double check reservations, etc to avoid losing money. TAURUS suns/ascendants feel the stress and should take time for a massage or a massage!

June 10 – The moon moved out of LEO at 3:14am and into VIRGO at 9:46am. The morning energy frazzles the nerves. Keep your mouth shut otherwise, you may stick it in your mouth! By noontime, the energy will ease up and gives you time to accomplish a great deal. This is an ideal day for mani/pedis, car detailing, having your house pressure washed, etc.. anything that will clean up or organize is good.

June 11 – The moon continues in the workaholic sign of VIRGO. Today is outstanding for tackling that to-do list. Be careful with water, though. Seems there could be some slippery moments! PISCES suns/ascendants are not as happy with this energy and may need to withdraw for a few hours to restore your energy.

June 12 – The moon in VIRGO skips into VOID for most of the day. At 8:33pm it will skip into LIBRA the “the mind always thinking” sign. So, enjoy the VOID time to clean up whatever was leftover from yesterday’s energy and rest a bit. With Neptune preparing to slow down tomorrow, today may seem “foggy” and direction unclear.

June 13 – The moon is in LIBRA and NEPTUNE stations RETROGRADE. The mind is spinning with great strategies/tactical information but could be infused with deceptive thoughts/ideas as Neptune rules illusions and deception, the waters (oceans, etc), and the sign of PISCES. REALITY knocks!! The idealistic view from Neptune is held back now. That creates a day with the balls in the air as to where things will be tomorrow! Go slow!

June 14 – Happy Birthday to Jeanne  The moon continues in LIBRA and tries to make up for yesterday. The day starts with disruptive emotional energy and ends with unexpected emotional outbursts. Keep plans to the middle of the day and you should have a great day! ARIES suns/ascendants are a bit cranky so lay low today!

June 15 – The moon enters VOID at 3:01am but quickly moves into the intense energy sign of SCORPIO at 9:18am. There is a good energy for the money markets early in the morning. SCORPIO is very intuitive so today listen to your “gut”.. follow your instincts. This is a “feel good emotionally” day. Enjoy!

June 16 – The moon continues in SCORPIO and creats a very quiet and perhaps even withdrawn energy day. It is perfect for listening versus talking, feeling versus detachment. If you are in the business of restoring old furniture, etc, this is a day made for you. There is a need for change but it will have to wait for another day. This is a wonderful day for sharing deep emotions. AQUARIUS suns/ascendants feel challenged.

June 17 – VENUS enters CANCER. The day begins with the moon still in SCORPIO but quickly moves into a VOID for the rest of the day. I enters SAGITTARIUS at 9:34pm. With Venus moving into CANCER, the thoughts of home and family are strong. Love interests as well as protecting the things and people you love become priority. During the VOID energy, expect delays and unusual events.

June 18 – Happy Birthday to someone very special!!  The moon in the adventurous sign of SAGITTARIUS may have you packing your bags! Travel, especially long distance, is on the mind. The energy in the morning is good, but mid afternoon there will be some yucky energy involving communication – keep it simple in conversation! GEMINI sun/ascendants may feel a bit overwhelmed. Take a few minutes away from the crowds.

June 19 – Happy Father’s Day! The moon in SAGITTARIUS may encourage speaking your mind. Be aware of others feelings. Some things are best left to say another day, another way! The energy is intense and building for the full moon tomorrow. Travel is highlighted. Foreign events may be headline news.

June 20 – FULL MOON 29 degrees SAGITTARIUS at 7:02amET. This is a full moon energy for completion. You may hear of legal action that is now completed. Or, maybe you are asking for a divorce. On the positive, you may finish tests and be ready for a break. The moon started the morning but quickly eased into VOID until 7: 55amET when it gladly moved in cool and detached CAPRICORN.

June 21 – The moon is in “reality check” CAPRICORN. Conversations take a more serious tone. I always like budgeting under this moon energy because you are more likely to be “real” with your numbers. If you are going before a judge for anything, though, remember, the facts will be what the judge is interested..no tears, no sadness.. it will not work under this energy! Thankfully, the day has no major harsh aspects. Even so, CANCER sun/ascendants may feel emotionally stifled.

June 22 – The moon enters VOID at 4:57am for another full day of VOID energy. Expect the unexpected. Expect it to take twice the effort to accomplish your tasks. At 4:08pm the moon will shift into AQUARIUS and everyone seems to be more friendly. Early morning and early evening there is testy energy. This could be a bumpy stock market day or just dealing with the fall-out from yesterday!

June 23 – The moon in AQUARIUS and a rather peaceful, easy day. Enjoy having lunch/dinner with friends. Brainstorm with your co-workers as this is a great day for technological ideas, even solutions to past problems. A humanitarian effort could suddenly be in the news. LEO sun/ascendants are not feeling the spotlight and feel withered emotionally.

June 24 – The moon is still in AQUARIUS until 11:48amET when it enters VOID again until to night at 10:30pmET when it enters PISCES. We seem to have a number of days with VOID moon energy during the daylight hours. This creates a slow down on many fronts. With MARS reaching a turning point of it’s retrograde, this could present with angry, confusing, unsettling energy. It is best to sit still.

June 25 – The moon in PISCES gives a little down time. It has been a bit crazy the past few weeks. Now, it is time to have a massage, see a concert, take a walk in nature, be giving and kind. The arts always seem to benefit or be in the news under this moon energy.

June 26 – The moon is again in PISCES until 3:55pmET when it enters VOID until tomorrow morning. The day is LOADED with aspects.. some good, some stressful. With so much in the air I would say moderation in ALL things is the key to having a successful close to the day! VIRGO sun/ascendants feel a bit stressed and challenged.

June 27 – The moon enters ARIES at 3:08amET and has a sweetness to it during the first part of the morning. The idealistic views are highlighted. Artists will find their creativity over the top! Pay attention to your love life today… say those “I love yous” to your loved ones. Children are very much in the news today. As the day progresses the energy becomes more assertive and pushy. Be alert in traffic. Be careful with any type of work that involves, fire, explosives, weapons, sharp instruments or anything that could injure your head.

June 28 – The energy is HIGH – MARS is stationing to move forward tomorrow. The morning has tough energy but then levels out during the day. Be careful still as the MOON continues in ARIES. It creates a volatile atmosphere that could change quickly so be aware. LIBRA sun/ascendants are frazzled and cannot focus.

June 29 – MARS STATIONS DIRECT at 23 degrees SCORPIO (this evening) and… MERCURY moves into CANCER (this evening). The moon is VOID as of 3:46am until 6:03am when it enters the earthy, grounded sign of TAURUS. The thoughts are more in tune with home and family and creative themes once these two planets shift into forward motion! THIS IS A VERY GOOD THING!!! Now, projects, plans, events, etc can regain momentum and move into action that actually will go somewhere!!! SCORPIO sun/ascendants are feeling a bit like a fish out of water. Pull back and “watch”.

June 30 – The moon in TAURUS ignites the intuition and gives it form. Today’s energy is a good way to end the month. One thing could bog down and that is money…. The markets may be adjusting to the changes in planetary energy the past few weeks. The world is now preparing to enter JULY which is a karma month for the world. Whatever happens in July, is meant to happen. It usually does not support monetary movement but has done it before. I pray it will do it again! We need to have positive energy moving forward.

Noon Cycles including Void of Course Moons (VOC or VOID)

New Moon: A new moon initiates energy that is very strong for four weeks or one lunar cycle but influences the year until another new moon occurs in that same sign - usually a year later. What that energy involves is indicated by the sign in which the new moon occurs and personally, which house/aspects etc are activated in your astrological chart. If the new moon is an eclipse the energy is tripled.

Full Moon: The full moon that follows two weeks after the new moon brings the energy of the new moon out into the open, or to a peak. It continues to unfold energy for two more weeks until the next new moon when the cycle begins all over again highlighting a different area of our lives. Those emotional influences can last a year.

Void Moon: When the transiting moon makes no aspect to a transiting planet, it is considered to be VOID. During these void periods - which can last a few minutes or a few days - it is best to avoid signing sign contracts, interviewing for jobs, or setting important appointments. Why? Because appointments are usually delayed or rescheduled altogether or they do not turn out as expected. Contracts have delays or have to be re-negotiated, etc. Job interviews turn out to be non-productive or empty promises are made. If, for instance, a first interview does occur and appears positive, you may be asked to start ASAP or have to interview with additional people. Individually, if you are under excellent aspects from transiting planets, this will then be a good time to proceed even though the moon is void.

I find that during void moon energy, solutions to problems can be found. Therefore, it is an excellent time for lawyers to find loopholes in cases or uncover evidence that will turn a case in their favor. Lost items are found or returned during this energy at a higher percentage than when the moon is not void. Any computer glitches that have evaded solution can suddenly be resolved. You can be lucky and win a lottery or raffle. Keep in mind that during a VOID MOON, any activities undertaken usually take TWICE as long to accomplish!!! There is an element of LUCK associated with VOID energy. Use it wisely! :-)

One thing is for certain -- always expect the unexpected during the time of a VOID of COURSE MOON -- good and bad -- and be prepared for delays or cancellations.

Eclipses in 2016

Sep 1st SOLAR eclipse: in Virgo at 9 deg 21 min
Sep 16th LUNAR eclipse: in Pisces at 24 deg 20 min

Retrograde Planets in 2016

When a planet is retrograde, its energy is weakened, misunderstood or projected in an unclear manner. The sun signs, industries, activities and so forth ruled by the retrograde planet, will feel held back, restricted, misunderstood or weakened. This is also a time when you are given an opportunity to re-do, re-evaluate these areas. Many times it brings about a better solution or happier direction.

Mars: April 17th - June 29th

Mars is a strong, yang energy. In your astrological chart it shows how you project or use your own energy as well as how we project that energy into the environment and on to others. Mars rules the assertive, aggressive sign of ARIES and, according to old history it co-ruled SCORPIO. This gives you an idea of how strong the energy can be. WHEN IT IS RETROGRADE, the oomph we all need to get things going will be diminished or challenging. Those born under the sign of ARIES or who have an Aries rising may feel held back or like walking thru deep mud when it is retrograde. Mars travels in each sign about 6 weeks. When it retrogrades, however, it can remain in the sign for months. That is happening this time around. Mars entered Sagittarius on March 5th. It will still be in Sagittarius when it retrogrades Apr 17th. It does not return to direct motion until the end of June!!! So, you can see how, at times, it will stay longer than 6 weeks in a sign! With Mars retrograde in Sagittarius, (it will move back into Scorpio right before turning direct), check the astrological house in your chart that it is transiting to get a “feel” for what areas in your life are slowing down for review. If possible, wait until Mars is in Direct motion again to implement any changes, etc.

Mercury: August 30th - September 22nd; December 19th 2016 - January 8th 2017 when Mercury retrogrades

When Mercury is retrograde communications, electronics, transportation all hit a snag. Satellites go down, electronics breakdown, emails/texts etc are erroneously sent, weak relationships break up (business and personal), trains/airplanes are challenged or in the news and… the flow of money stalls or slows down. That means that “check in the mail” probably will not arrive until after Mercury goes direct! Watch the stock markets. Be cautious in all money dealings. If you have electronic equipment that has been showing signs of needing to be replaced, it will probably break down during the retrograde. This is NOT the time to initiate anything new, especially personal relationships. The retrograde period should focus on OLD business/relationships or projects already in motion before the retrograde cycle began. Many times the Mercury retrograde period allows for resolution of problems. Agreements can be finalized, etc. Just be careful with any of the “numbers” in the paperwork. If possible delay the signing of a contract until after Mercury is direct to avoid complications. Never make a major purchase under Mercury retrograde unless you have overwhelmingly good aspects!

I believe the week prior to Mercury stationing retrograde is when all the crazy stuff seems to happen! Be watchful!

Pluto: April 18th - September 26th

Considered to no longer be a planet, it still is one to me! Pluto takes many, many years to transit a sign. The transit of it through a sign will create an impact that could affect generations. It is considered to be a heavy weight when it comes to banking or financial institutions. Having Pluto retrograde also pulls back some of its great influence from Scorpio sun signs as it is the ruler of Scorpio. Pluto gets along really well with Jupiter. By the end of April, both planets will be retrograde. This could create challenges with foreign interests or countries, money, executive/legislative branches, banks, educational institutions and even pipelines! Scorpio sun signs and Scorpio ascendants may not have the gusto you crave, but you can still get a lot accomplished.

Saturn: March 25th - August 13th

Saturn rules the sign of Capricorn. It also rules the activities involved with government, authority figures, responsibilities and the elderly. Now is the time to think about your budget, commitments, etc that started back in Sep 2015. Are there any changes you want to make? Double check all credit card balances, bank accounts, and any legal papers you may have signed. This is a really positive time review your budget for beneficial changes. Now is not the time for committing to a relationship or additional responsibilities. Slow down. Review. If you are having any major dental surgery done during this retrograde, it would be wise to find the best energy day possible before you do it. Remember when a planet if retrograde, it is weak. Saturn rules the teeth!

Transiting Planets in 2016

If a slower moving planet connects with one of your personal planets such as your Sun, Venus, Mercury or Mars, it will initiate a reaction or event regarding the planet that is touched. Example: transiting Jupiter connects with your Venus. You could simply have a wonderful couple of "feeling good" days while this is active or maybe win a lottery, fall in love with someone or something, have a face-lift, settle a legal case, or set up a new banking account. It is helpful to know if this will be happening so you can plan better and be prepared to make it a good "connection". Here are the slower moving planets and the signs they will be travelling through in 2016:

Jupiter in VIRGO until September 9 when it enters the sign of LIBRA. Jupiter is the fastest moving of the slower planets, staying approximately one year in each sign. It takes approximately 12 years for Jupiter to travel through all 12 signs. Virgo sun signs can enjoy Jupiter in their sign until it leave and moves into LIBRA in September. This transit of Jupiter is a helpful energy for VIRGO sun signs. Keep your critical eye in check, though or you could be a little too much for people around you!! Keeping in mind the legal influence, you can also attract a legal situation if you use this energy in a negative way. For instance, receiving a speeding ticket, filing a lawsuit or being involved in one, or perhaps an inheritance/will etc. While Jupiter transits the sign of VIRGO there will be a focus worldwide on things ruled by VIRGO: Iraq, Army, chemists, dairy farmers, the Congo, Jerusalem, Los Angeles CA, chickens, doctors in general, Switzerland... to name just a few things influenced by this transit.

In September when it enters LIBRA, the Libra sun signs will have this “guardian angel” with them until October 2017. The last few months of 2016 will find Jupiter giving positive energy to the arts, music, relationships, agreements, and even make-overs. Because LIBRA is a cardinal sign, those born under the sign of Capricorn, Aries and Cancer or who have planets in these signs, will experience the effects of this transit at some point as Jupiter contacts your sun sign.

Saturn in Sagittarius until December 2017. The last time Saturn was in Sagittarius was late 1985 into early 1988. It takes about 2.5 years to transit one sign. Scorpio sun signs are quite relieved as it finally exited Scorpio. It WILL return once again to Scorpio but only for very brief stay this summer and only effects 28 and 29 degrees of Scorpio. It is now Sagittarius' turn to feel the structuring, disciplining and in some cases restricting energy of this transit. Saturn's energy helps us better manage our talents and urges. It can bring unexpected responsibilities or even a health issue that requires discipline and focus to overcome. Commitments made during a transit of Saturn to a personal planet have endurance energy/longevity. Negatively, they can feel like heavy responsibilities! But it is not a bad energy for a good marriage or business partnership if all other aspects are supportive. This is the time to stay current with your medical exams especially if you are born under the sign of Sagittarius, OR have a personal planet in Sagittarius, OR have Sagittarius rising OR have Sagittarius on your house of health (6th house). If you have planets in the sign of Gemini, Saturn will, at some point, create an opposing energy. This can bring limitations (including medical conditions) or simply push you to organize and discipline your activities. It CAN feel really burdensome - even depressing - having Saturn in your sun sign (or opposing it), but you do not have to feel that way. With the ability to focus and accomplish, use Saturn's positive side to finish up projects or goals that have been set aside. Take on any added responsibilities as a learning experience that will benefit you. Hard work is usually required when Saturn is in your sign so be prepared to work hard and be rewarded accordingly. Remember, work smarter not harder.

Uranus, in Aries, will continue transiting the sign of Aries moving from 16 degrees to 24 degrees Aries but retrogrades back to 20 degrees by the end of 2016. If you have a planet in your astro chart at 16-24 degrees Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn, Uranus will energize that planet sometime in 2016. Libra sun signs born Oct 9 -19 will feel this energy as an opposing force. It is challenging but not as aggressively challenging as those born in the sign of Aries will feel. You could suddenly want to quit a job, seek a divorce, change your hair style, or even relocate when this happens. The energy of freedom loving Uranus is not predictable except to say it is unpredictable. Sudden changes, accidents, changes in beliefs, strong desire to be free, etc. can all be part of this energy. Be careful in your desire to feel free, to break the rules, to make radical changes, especially if you are aged 41-43. Remember, once the transit completes, you will be living with the consequences of your actions and decisions! Uranus is sending kind vibes to Aquarius and Gemini but challenges Libra, Cancer, Capricorn, and of course, Aries.

Neptune, in Pisces until 2025, will move from 7 degrees to 12 degrees Pisces but during the year it retrogrades ending 2016 direct at 9 degrees. It is very slow moving. Be cautious in business dealings and LOVE as Neptune energy can be evasive and deceiving you before you know it. Neptune has a strong spiritual side and connects to the higher realms. It also rules all liquids and the oceans, water, floods, drugs, hospitals, jails, bodily fluids including perspiration! Perhaps if your planets are contacted by this transiting Neptune, you will find yourself returning to church, restoring your faith, being drawn to the beach, or finding that true love! Watch out, though! Make sure you remove your rose colored glasses before making major decisions. Virgo sun signs may find themselves working with Pisces sun signs or changing careers to work in a Pisces industry i.e., oil, ink, ocean liners, entertainment, singing, children, any music or acting, etc. Virgo sun signs will feel the opposing energy creating feelings of vagueness and mystery. Enjoy this opportunity to not only dream but to also see your dreams come true.

Pluto, in Capricorn, will transit 14, 15, 16 and 17 degrees of Capricorn in 2016. Those born Jan 4-9, Apr 3-8, Jul 5-9 and Oct 6-11 will most likely feel this transit more directly. In an astrological chart if you have personal planets at 14-17 degrees of Capricorn, Aries, Cancer or Libra, you will feel the transformative power of Pluto as it interacts with that planet. It can involve corruption, drugs, sexual desires, skin and teeth issues, government planning, the disciplining parent, deaths, and big business to name a few. Pluto in Capricorn helps define economic changes that will be beneficial and strong. Capricorn rules big business and government and government officials. In 2016, Pluto in Capricorn will provide the impetus to release or destroy anything that has served its purpose in our lives. The changes being made will be long lasting ones as Capricorn is cautious, practical and very responsible. A positive use of the energy would be to take the initiate and change areas of your life that need improvement – before it is done for you! Emotionally you could embark on a new way of looking at life. A word to the wise should be sufficient. Virgo and Taurus – fellow earth signs of Capricorn – should find the transformations and changes, very positive and easier to integrate than other sun signs.

May the force be with you... always. ~ General Dodonna