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Looking to the Stars: Neptune goes retrograde

Bill Auchterlonie
Special to The Lake Report

The week of June 24 through June 30 includes the full moon in Capricorn, Neptune going retrograde and Venus entering Leo.

Thursday, June 24: Today is the full moon with a sweet sextile to Jupiter. Most full moons in the past 10 years or so had a Pluto flavour. This is one of the most positive and constructive full moons of the year, so we need to make sure we take advantage of it. That means clear, strong feelings which need to be followed. On June 24, 1497, John Cabot (aka Giovanni Caboto) arrived in Canada and claimed it for England.

Friday, June 25: Today, Neptune goes retrograde. When a planet changes direction, we notice an intensification of themes connected to that planet. When Neptune goes retrograde, old memories, dreams, fantasies or longings resurface, asking us to deal with them. Let’s say something happens to us but we can’t really process it. This unprocessed thought or feeling eventually shows up in a dream. We get stuck in a problem and we can’t seem to find a solution, but then suddenly, when we take a shower or go for a walk, the solution comes to us. Dreams, serendipities, unexpected encounters … these are all the workings of Neptune. Neptune may not be straightforward, but it does offer solutions. Pay attention to signs, dreams, unusual communication messages. June 25, 1876 was the day of Custer’s Last Stand. The U.S. 7th Calvary was wiped out by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse with Lakota and Cheyenne support at Little Big Horn in Montana.

Saturday, June 26: The energy of the full moon begins to wane as she moves from Capricorn to Aquarius this morning. Mars in Leo energizes activities bent on making life more enjoyable. On June 25, 1945, the charter for the United Nations was signed by 50 countries in San Francisco.

Sunday, June 27: Today Venus enters Leo and starts applying a conjunction to Mars. Next month, we will have a beautiful Venus-Mars conjunction in the sign of Leo. This is the most joyful, romantic and creative aspect we can have, and perhaps one of the most exciting aspects of the year. More about Venus conjunct Mars soon. On this day in 1890, Canadian boxer George Dixon became the first Black world champion when he stopped English bantamweight champion Edwin “Nunc” Wallace in 18 rounds in London, England.

Monday, June 28: While it may take a bit of adjustment, an opportunity – romantic or financial (or both?) – presents itself. Born in South Africa, educated at Queen's University in Kingston, today rocket man and Mr. Tesla, Elon Musk, turns 60.

Tuesday, June 29: A mixed bag of activity in our solar system today brings challenges by way of confusing news and a surprise that is quietly comforting. It was June 29, 1613, that the Globe Theatre in London caught fire and burned to the ground. It was rebuilt but closed a few years later due to Puritans outlawing entertainment. It reopened again, a few years ago.

Wednesday, June 30: On the last day of the month, it seems eerily fitting that Neptune and the moon are together in Pisces and then an hour later, the moon moves from Pisces into the first sign of the zodiac – Aries. The day begins dreamily and ends energetically. Michael Schumacher’s Formula 1 brother, Ralph, was born June 30, 1975.

Next, we get the third quarter moon on Canada Day and good news on the work and health fronts.

Obtain your personal birth chart including a forecast for the year ahead on Bill Auchterlonie’s podcast at www.auchterlonieonastrology.ca.

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