Cosmic Acupuncture: Astrology Forecast June 18th – 25th, 2023

June 19th, 2023

By Lorna Bevan

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Lord of Time and Karma Saturn is now retrograde in Pisces whilst on the heels of today’s Tower of Babel Gemini New Moon, Venus is also slowing down, entering her shadow retrograde zone to prefigure her 40 days and nights disappearance into the underworld from July 22-September 4 between 28-8 degrees Leo.

The Wheel of the Year turns again at the Cancer Solstice on June 21st-the start of summer in the North and Winter in the South. This Solstice chart is a web of sacred geometry created by the Sun aligning with the Galactic Centre, the Nodes of Fate, Pluto, Saturn and the personal planets Mercury and Venus with the deep space points of the Galactic Centre and Great Attractor.

This matrix of insights, inspirations, epiphanies and realisations has a message: be ready to have your bandwidth for new information expanded way beyond your old comfort zone

The 4 Energy Acupuncture Points of the year– the Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice and Autumn Equinox -are symbolic stages of an inner spiritual journey through time. These are particularly powerful points of Chairostime out of time – lifting you briefly out of Chronos calendar linear time.

At the start of the Cancer Sun Season, the Solstice reminds you to turn inwards and find the nourishment needed to grow and evolve. It’s a time to pause and wait for the energy planted in the Spring to reach full bloom. If the Spring represents action, Summer represents patience to trust that, with Cancerian nurturing, the seeds you planted during April and May’s eclipses will grow.

At this Solstice, ritual is everything in order to amplify and manifest the huge wave of Creator energy. It doesn’t need to be dramatic, just mindful moments of acknowledgment and attention:

  • cleanse your space – the ritual of purification
  • light a candle – the ritual of sacred fire
  • journal your insights – the ritual of self-discovery
  • spend time in nature and in water – the ritual of embodiment
  • meditate in the Sun – the ritual of grounding

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Chandra Symbol Solstice CANCER 1:

A potter at work.

“Carving out a sacred place for what you most care about to flourish. Giving your all to a task or project, a way of life or shared stream. Socio-culturally gifted. Selecting out what you feel pulled to cultivate and foster and eliminating all other factors. You feel nurturing, sustaining, giving, but unwilling and unable to recognise and come to terms with shadows and difficulties. So intent upon creating a perfect world or vessel that you miss whatever you do not want to see. And this is a precarious edge to walk.”

~ Inside Degrees Elias Lonsdale

Aries Weekly Forecast: June 18-25, 2023

Make sure that any unfinished business is signed off and loose ends tied up by the New Moon on June 18 in your angle of contracts. Your focus shifts to home and family at the Solstice on June 21st -a day of multiple opportunities and awakenings. Be the one to open or re-open the channels of communication between you and your siblings, parents or tribe and start some heartfelt conversations. In the next month, you’ll be surprised how many old emotional issues can be resolved as long as everyone is honest with each other.

When they go low, you go high.

Taurus Weekly Forecast: June 18-25, 2023

Sunday’s Gemini New Moon signals a fresh start financially. Start as you mean to go on with a thorough audit of your debits and credits alongside a costed and practical plan to add another income stream in the next few weeks. On June 19th, your beautiful personal planet Venus slows down as she enters her shadow zone, prefiguring her long retrograde and descent into the dark in Leo between July 22-September 4th.At the Cancer Solstice on June 21st, connect with friends, siblings and neighbours just for the fun of socialising.

With Jupiter in Taurus and Venus in Leo, create a vision board and let your imagination out to play.

Gemini Weekly Forecast: June 18-25, 2023

Sunday’s annual New Moon in your own sign signals the start of a welcome new personal cycle, so collaborate with it by clearing the decks and wiping the slate clean-to mix two metaphors. Choose a meaningful ritual to purge the past and to mark a new mindset. After all, if you change your outsides-clothes, house, job or relationship-but not your thinking, you’ll just be living on repeat. Mercury zipping through Gemini is a chance to exchange and integrate ideas with others with very different perspectives

As the Buddha said:” Wherever you go, there you are!”

Cancer Weekly Forecast: June 18-25, 2023

Sunday’s Gemini New Moon in your hidden 12th House of the unconscious precedes the return of the Sun to Cancer and your personal new year. The Solstice astrology this year is a matrix of insights, inspirations, epiphanies and realisations. Make sure you find a way to capture them before they disappear into the cloud -they will help you do develop discernment when so much is cloaked in glamour and illusion. Often you know things without being able to explain how. This is a gift and one that will support you as you accept your Dharma as a Teacher.

“All that you are seeking is also seeking you. If you lie still, sit still, it will find you. It has been waiting for you a long time.” ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Leo Weekly Forecast: June 18-25, 2023

On June 21st at the Solstice, the Sun crosses into Cancer the sign before yours. Since this is your hidden 12th House of unconscious drives, defences and dreams, during the next month notice which old beliefs, habits or goals are losing their attraction. Every year at this time, your solar batteries run low, underlined this year by Venus in your own sign entering her retrograde shadow on June 19th.She will retrograde back and forth from 28-8 degrees Leo from July 22 to September 4th, taking you on a deep inner dive-akin to a dark night of the soul.

In the dark, new Aquarian ideals of right relations are being seeded.

Virgo Weekly Forecast: June 18-25, 2023

Sunday’s Gemini New Moon marks the seeding of a new phase in your career or public reputation. Its harsh aspect to Neptune in your opposite sign suggests treading cautiously if offers seem too good to be true. That said, it could inspire you to take on charity or voluntary work or start a non-profit organisation. The Sun entering your 11th House in Cancer at the Solstice is a nudge to bring other like-minded people on board in pursuit of a visionary goal. Make sure that your finances are secure as Pluto is at odds with the Nodes of Fate across your money axis.

Inspiration or illusion?

Libra Weekly Forecast: June 18-25, 2023

At the Solstice, the Sun returns to Cancer for a month, turning a spotlight on your career and reputation. At the same time, your own planet Venus slows as she enters her shadow retrograde zone in Leo, ahead of a 7 weeks dive below the surface between July 22 and September 4th.Tread gently with those closest to you, listen more than you speak remembering that actions speak louder than words. Now that Pluto is back in your 4th House of home and tribe at odds with the Nodes of Fate, unexpected changes to the status quo are on the cards.

“Always seek less turbulent skies. Hurt. Fly above it. You are the one who is flying the plane.” ~ Marianne Williamson

Scorpio Weekly Forecast: June 18-25, 2023

We are entering several months of multiple planetary retrogrades starting now with Saturn reversing in Pisces and Venus slowing as she enters her retrograde shadow on June 19th ahead of a 7 weeks deep dive between July 22-September 4th in your angle of career and direction. As above, so below. Mirror the rhythm of the celestial bodies and take the pedal off the metal. If roadblocks, delays or diversions to your plans appear, try a different response from usual and look for the message behind it.

“Slow down. Calm down. Don’t worry. Don’t hurry. Trust the process.”  ~ Tiny Buddha

Sagittarius Weekly Forecast: June 18-25, 2023

Sunday’s Gemini New Moon aligned with messenger Mercury and at odds with slippery Neptune has the potential to mark a new phase in your approach to life. You are full of ideas, constantly firing your arrows over the horizon into the future to see where they’ll land but you need structure and practical stepping stones if you are to turn your dreams into reality. Luckily, Guru Saturn has just reversed direction at the base of your chart until November, offering you some master coaching into patience, discipline and focus. As an independent free spirit, this might sound uninspiring but flakiness just won’t cut it.

“Hold your confidence, do not allow confusion to squander this Call which is loosening your roots in false ground that you might become free from all you have outgrown.” ~ John O’Donohue

Capricorn Weekly Forecast: June 18-25, 2023

A long season of planetary retrogrades is beginning and life will feel changeable and unsettled for everyone in the next few months, including you. Saturn has just reversed direction in Pisces affecting your communications and connections until early November. Knowing this, take a long look at your communication platforms to see if they are fit for purpose and then at those you are in regular contact with. Perhaps a changing of the guard is necessary to allow space for those on your new wavelength to appear.

Notice your helpers and not your unbelievers.

Aquarius Weekly Forecast: June 18-25, 2023

As a fixed Air sign, it’s hard for you to accept that others do not always think in the same way as you do. If you’re not careful, that can cause needless friction or impatience. Now that retrograde season is here, starting with your own planet Saturn reversing direction then Venus entering her retrograde shadow in your opposite sign of Leo, experiment with speaking and reacting in order to create win/win relationships, rather than point scoring or blocking further discussion. This will turn out to be crucial between July 22 and September 4th when Venus takes a deep dive right into the heart of your partnerships.

“Things may get a little odd at times, but they work out. You don’t have to try very hard to make them work out; you just let them.” ~ Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh

Pisces Weekly Forecast: June 18-25, 2023

Sunday’s Gemini New Moon at the roots of your chart is aligned with far seeing Neptune, your own planet. Also in Pisces, Saturn is turning backwards until early November, slowing down your best laid plans. Rather than becoming frustrated, frame it as an opportunity to ditch any tendencies towards procrastination, flakiness or unreliability and to develop your powers of consistency, discipline and focus in the service of something much bigger than you are. Your superpower is spotting emerging trends way before others but sometimes you either take it for granted or fail to turn your insights into something tangible.

Are you ready to evolve beyond your current self-created limitations, deal with the harsh realities of life and use your powers for a purpose?

About Lorna Bevan M.A., MAPAI:

Variously described as a visioneer, a creative disruptor, a life guide and a change maker, my passion is to blend the tools of Visionary Astrology and Transformational Coaching to help you to connect with your inner world so that you can transform your outer world. Through my practice, Hare In the Moon, I combine the ancient art of astrology with the modern art of personal coaching to offer clients all over the world a unique mix consultations and coaching services. I work with clients around the world by phone and email, tailoring my Astrology Coaching to each unique individual or business I work with.

I’m a qualified Psychological Astrologer, Jungian Psychotherapist and Master NLP Coach, and I’m currently taking a Master’s Degree in Analytical Astrology. I’ve had a varied career as a Modern Languages Teacher, a Management Development Consultant, a Counselling Clinician at Personal Performance Consulting Worldwide, a Personal and Career Coach and Psychotherapist, and former Consultant Astrologer for The Sunday Times Magazine.

You can pick up my e-book “Bringing Your Astrology into the 21st Century: The 5D Planets” here.

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