Thursday, June 2: An insight to help heal a wound from the past and an insight and some help towards reaching a cherished goal. These are potentials for today. They may or may not be connected. The Rolling Stones' longtime drummer, Charlie Watts, was born June 2, 1941. His death, on Aug. 24, 2021, led many to discover his wide and deep musical interests and genius.
Friday, June 3: At four o’clock this morning, retrograde Mercury, after nearly a full month of appearing to move backward, finally turns direct. The next eight to 10 days may feel like a period of déjà vu as Mercury retraces ground already covered twice. It is also an opportunity to make changes for better decisions. Happy birthday number 36 to Spain’s brilliant tennis star, Raphael Nadal, winner of 21 Grand Slam tournaments.
Saturday, June 4: Saturn turns retrograde today after moving forward for the past eight months. The large ringed planet goes direct again on Oct. 24, 2022. So, for the next five months we are given opportunities to reconsider our security, our vocation and our health. It may seem old hat. But it is serious. It was June 4, 1940, that the “miracle” retreat at Dunkirk saved over 300,000 lives because Hitler called off a potential massacre and Churchill enlisted many small privately owned watercraft to aid in the evacuation.
Sunday, June 5: Fuzzy thinking may jeopardize security so it might be best to look things over from a few different perspectives. Also, waiting for greater clarity is a good idea. Happy birthday to Canada’s 16th prime minister. Today, Joe Clark turns 83.
Monday, June 6: Being too easily impressed is not good when making big decisions. Like today. Be patient and attend to practical necessities instead. Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John A. Macdonald, died on June 9, 1891, at age 76.
Tuesday, June 7: Today is the first quarter moon in Virgo, a day to review accomplishments with an eye to getting a better plan to finish them. Usually, a delay will leave us angry and frustrated. Today’s delays may prove to give advantages and better results. It’s also a good day to exercise patience. It was June 7, 1967, that American writer, Dorothy Parker died. Her witty quotes are often cited, as in: "The best way to keep children at home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant and let the air out of the tires."
Wednesday, June 8: With the moon moving from Virgo into Libra, there are many ideas in the air. The important thing is not to go overboard with enthusiasm and put off everyone (including you). Happy birthday to Frank Lloyd Wright, famous architect of Fallingwater and the Guggenheim, New York. Also credited by some for the barn at Inniskillin Wines, Wright was born June 8, 1867.
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