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The Sun, traveling through Gemini this month, turn us outward and into the world around us, inspiring us to explore others and build bridges... until it enters Cancer, announcing the Summer Solstice on the 21st expanding us into deeper sensitivity. Gemini energy asks us all to move with courage and abandon into the experiences of life and exist there in openness and in our ability to learn and share fearlessly. The new moon in Gemini on the 14th asks us to be open and to risk again. Without firsthand experiences, we don't have deep reservoirs of knowledge to draw upon. The full moon on the 30th in Capricorn finds us each feeling more confidence in our own sense of authority.

Mercury in Cancer begins a retrograde motion on the 15th until the 9th of July. How can we honor all our feelings in our communications with each other? Venus enters Leo on the 5th, emboldening us to shine our light. Mars traveling through Aries trines Jupiter in Sagitarrius on the 4th, trines Saturn in Leo on the 11th, and trines Pluto in Sagittarius on the 21st, then moves into Taurus on the 24th. There is much courage activated in all these areas this month. What are we willing to do now that we have been afraid of? Our courageous acts will lead to new and more stabilizing ways to exist here in our power. Saturn opposes Neptune in Aquarius on the 25th as we consider the spiritual aspect of our manifestations. Is it holy to deny our spiritual needs? Of course not. We must create a physical world that is infused with our highest spiritual essence. Uranus turns retrograde on the 23rd in Pisces, joining Chiron, Neptune, Pluto, Jupiter and Mercury, all traveling in retrograde at the same time until July 9th.
The time is ripe for considering how shining our light in the world is the highest spiritual act.

Famous Geminis: John F. Kennedy, Johnny Depp, Bob Dylan


GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Happy birthday, Gemini! You celebrate your gifts by honoring yourself. There is a great childlike quality that is in your nature and allows you to be so curious and open. Now you take the liberty to choose where and when to be open and you exercise that option with self control and deliberation. This is mastery.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) — You find a great sense of spiritual expansion when you give emotionally to others, Cancer. Now you work with that power by turning compassion toward yourself. It is not always easy in this world to love ourselves. To really listen and care for your deepest self is the pathway you travel now. Build a bridge of love that heals any contempt you may have been taught to feel toward yourself by those incapable of holding a space for you in the past.

LEO (July 23-August 22) — There are times of focus and clear intentions and then there are times when we must release our grip and expand to let change take hold. You have laid the groundwork and done your part. Now you can trust that events will unfold as they should. There is solace in this outlook. Be there now.

VIRGO (August 23-Sept. 22) — There is a great sense of completion that washes over you, Virgo. There are so many things you have been doing and doing well. There is a cycle reaching its end so that you are free to grow in new ways. Your nature is to dive right in and work as hard as you can. Your challenge is to step back, take a deep breath and honor the work you have already done.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — What is success? You look at this question now and consider your accomplishments, Libra. There is much victory to behold in your life and you are able to hold that. Life is a journey, as they say, and it is in the moment that we have the chance to see our personal growth and to feel respect for ourselves. Take the time to feel victorious.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — You put down your sword and relax a bit Scorpio. What is worth your effort? How does the saying go? "Choose your battles carefully."You are less apt to be the one to assume the role of opponent. When you consider the fallout and all the energy that comes into your space when you engage, you think twice about what is worth illuminating and for whom.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Whom are you surrounded by, Sag? You look into your world and contemplate what is possible. We are either elevated or brought down by those in our proximity. Of course, there is also the possibility of being unchanged by them — but why not be with those who are capable of inspiring you to live in your highest ways?

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — It does not take much to make you happy these days, Capricorn. The simple things bring you great pleasure. You release yourself from the limits of high expectations and realize that there is much beauty and joy to behold in the ordinary. Forget the trappings of accomplishments and set yourself free.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — It is one thing to know your divinity in secret and another to live it out in the world. You feel a renewed sense of self that you carry with you now wherever you go. This is your light that you shine into your everyday existence. A new world is coming into form and it is this higher version of ourselves that creates it.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) — You look to the horizon with great hope, Pisces. You have maintained your center and this led to desired results, which in turn brings you renewal. Rather than feeling lost in a sea of nebulousness, you feel confident and strong and capable of asserting your will and bringing about concrete results.

ARIES (March 21-April 19) — What are pursuits worth undertaking, Aries? You turn toward higher goals and dreams of greater things that require you to draw from more noble places within you. You take your drive and ambition and see what you can bring to those you love. There is much to be said for wanting more than just self-satisfaction.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Your great strength can leave you holding with force onto things that can make it difficult when the time comes to release enough to open the space to become what you aspire to. You are changing and growing and this means that what you covet and call success will be changing. Can you trust that space of the unknown and let yourself be defined in new ways? Of course you can!


Motavenda Mekchizedek is a glass artist, writer and astrologer living in Silver City. She is available for private astrological consultations. She specializes in the areas of personal empowerment, family-of-origin issues, personal dreams and destiny, and the human potential. She can be reached by phone at 534-1024 or by email at moti@innerworlddesigns.com, or see www.innerworlddesigns.com.


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