Astrological Context, Week of June 3, 2024

Published by chris on

(All times Eastern)

Remember that these aspects (aside from entry into new signs) will be in effect a few days before and a few days after the exact dates listed here. So keep this in mind when reading the daily updates this week.

There’s a LOT going on in Gemini this week. On Monday at 3:36am, Mercury enters one of their home bases, Gemini. Gemini focuses the intellectual, whimsical, and mercurial side of Mercury (in contrast with the pragmatic, technical, proficient focus of Virgo, their other sign). It’s generally a good month for communications, business and trade (“merchant” < “Mercury”), and intellectual pursuits. Mercury moving through Gemini can also point to interest and studies in things like alchemy, astrology, and magic, which all have close ties to Mercury’s rulership.

On Tuesday, Mercury trines Pluto while conjoining Jupiter. The exact Jupiter-Pluto trine was a few days ago, but this will extend that energy somewhat. Jupiter-Pluto is often a trigger for large money/finance areas, and Mercury is connected to sales, so it should be a good time for those things overall. Mercury-Jupiter is also a perfect combination for the pursuit of wisdom and spiritual insight.

Also on Tuesday, the Sun and Venus stand exactly together in Gemini. Being close to the Sun is usually a debility, since his light blots out any signs of another planet. But standing at the heart of the Sun (known as ‘cazimi’) mitigates that debility, and some say is a major dignity. This conjunction has to be within 17 minutes of arc (about a quarter of a degree), so it’s somewhat brief in the overall picture. The Venus cazimi will last from about 11am Monday through about noon on Wednesday. But all day Tuesday it will be at its strongest.

Venus is about our social sphere, including peace making and pleasure, as well as relationships and fertility. The conjunction here ends one cycle and begins a new one, which lasts about a year and a half. Occurring in Gemini, while its ruler Mercury conjoins Jupiter in the same sign, can offer major opportunities for transformation. The Sun’s effect of burning away the old and preparing (Venus, in this case) for the new is a transformative one, and this is supported by alchemical, magical Mercury touching on the wisdom of Jupiter.

On Saturday, Venus squares Saturn, challenging relationships and social situations of all sorts. We may need to take stock now and adjust our expectations, as well as what we’re willing and able to commit.

On Sunday, the Sun will also square Saturn, so this challenge is likely to spill over into professional or public arenas that have to do with responsibility.

Also on Sunday, Mars enters Taurus, where he is often quite frustrated, since his ability to act (especially act quickly) is curtailed and often delayed. This can lead to frustration and lashing out; so beware of accidents and unintentional boil-overs.

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3 Jun 2024 03:36 Mer Cnj Gem 00°Ge00′ 00°Ge00′

4 Jun 2024 02:12 Mer Tri Plu 01°Ge52′ 01°Aq52′

4 Jun 2024 06:23 Mer Cnj Jup 02°Ge12′ 02°Ge12′

4 Jun 2024 11:33 Sun Cnj Ven 14°Ge29′ 14°Ge29′

8 Jun 2024 04:25 Ven Sqr Sat 19°Ge02′ 19°Pi02′

9 Jun 2024 00:34 Mar Cnj Tau 00°Ta00′ 00°Ta00′

9 Jun 2024 06:35 Sun Sqr Sat 19°Ge05′ 19°Pi05′

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