Sidereal Insights Astrology

                                                            Welcome to Sidereal Insights, every month we explore the  astrology
                                                          of the current planetary transits across the heavens from  a western
                                                          sidereal perspective. 
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                                        than the sign you’re accustomed to. Sidereal astrology is different from traditional tropical astrology, so your regular sun and rising signs may not apply in a sidereal reading or forecast.  If you need to look up your sidereal sign placements, use the easy online calculator at to find out for free.

Mercury moves into his home sign of Gemini on June 2nd, bringing with him an easy exchange of ideas, information, goods, and services. If you can benefit from this kind of exchange, need to negotiate, or are entering into a contract, Mercury will support your endeavors while he’s here in Gemini, until June 21st. Use these weeks for solving problems which require a degree of ingenuity and out of the box thinking.

Venus leaves Aries for her home sign of Taurus early in the month, and she’ll stay for most of June, from the 4th through the 29th. We find more pleasure in life while Venus is in Taurus, and generally want to experience a slower pace, taking time to savor and find enjoyment in life.

Neptune will join Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in retrograde after he stations June 21st, when he begins backtracking through Aquarius. Neptune in retrograde reveals what has been previously hidden or kept secret, so watch for revelations to come between now and late November, especially in the Houses ruled by Pisces and Aquarius in your sidereal natal chart.

Mercury moves into Cancer the same day, a lengthy nine and 1/2 week long event marking Mercury’s second retrograde of the year. While that retrograde gets underway next month, in July, we’ll begin to feel Mercury’s slowdown now, in June, when Mercury enters the retrograde shadow June 21st.

Mars joins Mercury in Cancer just a few days later, galvanizing activity around domestic matters from June 23rd until early September when he moves on to optimistic Leo. If you have plans to use Mercury’s retrograde in Cancer in alignment with your natal blueprint Mar’s presence here will help give you the energy you need to make the most of it all the way through.

At month’s end, Venus moves into Gemini for a three and 1/2 week stay, in time to bring her valuable influence to bear on the coming July eclipses.
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Apr. 15 - May 15: Aries - The new moon June 3rd opens a path in your 2nd House of earned income and expenses. You may spend money on yourself at this time, improving your appearance through updating your clothes or changing your hairstyle, for instance. Take steps to give your income a boost near this new moon for long term benefits. At the full moon June 17th you could take a trip you’ve been planning, or explore new places and ideas through other means, like literature and film.

May 15 - June 16: Taurus - This is your birthday new moon, dear Taurus, and you get to use it any way you want. With Venus, your ruler, currently wrapping up her stay in your 12th House of privacy and seclusion, you may feel inclined to indulge in some quiet time alone with all your favorite things early in the month. Take some time to pamper yourself if you want, or at least to do something special just for you. If you were hoping to be able to rely on borrowed funds or a partner to come through financially, you may be disappointed near the June 17th full moon. Likewise if you were expecting a big bonus or a sizeable commission--the actual amount may be rather disappointing.

June 16 - July 17: Gemini - The early June new moon in Taurus brings with it the potential for beginning a brand new solo project, particularly one that could take you into new artistic territory if you’re the creative type. If you and a lover or business partner have kept your relationship under wraps up until now, you may decide to make a long term commitment to each other at this time. Before you do, take the time to really get clear with each other about the big truths. You won’t want to carry unrealistic expectations into a long term partnership or joint venture, and you can use the June 17th full moon to clear away any misapprehensions by getting brutally honest with each other.
July 17 - Aug. 18: Cancer - A social invitation or networking opportunity could come your way with the June 3rd new moon in Taurus highlighting your friendship and social sector. This is the house of hopes and dreams, too, dear Cancer, so take advantage of this new moon to do something special just for yourself by taking action towards a precious dream you have. You may be finishing up a project at work near the 17th, and if so there’s a possibility you’ll be disappointed in the result. Jupiter, ruler of this full moon, is retrograde and offering you a second chance here: spend time making improvements with this full moon and you’ll get another shot for a better outcome with the second full moon in Sagittarius coming mid July.

  Aug. 18 - Sept. 18: Leo - The Taurus new moon June 3rd holds the potential to open a new career path for you, dear Leo. At the very least, you can take steps toward a significant professional project, one which may involve partnering over long distances or with someone from another country or culture. Then at the full moon on the 17th be careful you’re not operating with blinders on when it comes to matters of the heart--you could be disappointed later if a partner lets you down or fails to live up to your ideals.
Sept. 18 - Oct. 18: Virgo - You may decide to do something to expand your horizons in the wake of the early June new moon in your 9th House of travel and higher learning. This is an excellent time to begin intensive study or research, especially involving psychology or metaphysical subjects. If you’re trying to put the finishing touches on a home related project near the full moon June 17th, you may find it benefits you in the long run to adjust your schedule. There’s a chance you’re not fully satisfied with an outcome, and you may get closer to a result you’re happy with long term if you take the extra time to get it right. 
Oct. 18 -Nov. 17th: Libra -  The June 3rd new moon in your 8th House of other people’s money could bring you financial gain or other resources through a partner. If there’s a need for funds to finance a long term arrangement, you may be able to secure the help you need. If you need to deal with a transportation crisis near the full moon June 17th there’s a risk you could pay a high cost and be out money in the end. If you can wait to put money into the issue, a second full moon in your solar 3rd House of transportation is coming in July, and you may have a clearer grasp of the problem and a less costly solution. Be careful of throwing good money after bad.
Nov. 17 - Dec. 17: Scorpio - A partnership opportunity could come your way with the June 3rd new moon in your solar 7th House. Watch for an offer or seek out worthy joint projects which can hold your interest from day to day. An income source could be coming to an end near the full moon July 17th in your financial 2nd House, and it could cause uncertainty with your living situation. If, on the other hand, you took steps to boost your income at the new moon in Sagittarius six months ago, you may be starting to see the payoff. Just be aware that payoff may be more illusory than it appears in the moment. This is not the time to take financial risks.
Dec. 17th - Jan. 15: Sagittarius - If you’re looking for a change of pace in your daily life, you can use the June 2nd new moon to get creative in shaking up your routine. You may have a tendency to get stuck in a rut, so consider finding a way to reward yourself with something really enticing. The June 17th full moon may bring something quite personal to a conclusion, dear Sagittarius, and there’s a chance you could be disappointed in the outcome. If that’s the case, use the time between now and the second full moon in your sign July 17th to determine what changes or corrections you could make for a better outcome. If you’re travelling, take care to know your route and keep your itinerary flexible in case of detours and wrong turns.

Jan. 15th - Feb. 13: Capricorn - The early June new moon lights your 5th House of romance and creativity, giving you the chance to shift gears and enjoy yourself for a change. Spend time at home relaxing with a loved one or doing something that stimulates your creative juices. Take some time to yourself at the full moon in Sagittarius June 17th, even if you balance that with some time out with a friend. You’ll need the time to yourself to recharge your batteries and wrap up the things you’ve been working on behind the scenes. If you’re not happy with the results, take some time to tweak and adjust and see what you have in another month.
Feb. 13 - Mar. 15: Aquarius - Your home environment may be undergoing a change of some kind with the new moon in your solar 4th House of home and family June 3rd. You could change residences, or begin a home related project. Or, a parent may take a focal point in the family life with this new moon, and you may be in a position to help. Then at the full moon on the 17th you may feel the urge to connect with friends, even if you’re really just along for the ride. Spend your time with important, long time friends rather than professional acquaintances who’ll have a harder time understanding you.
Mar. 15 - Apr.14: Pisces - A travel opportunity or message could come your way near the new moon early in the month, dear Pisces, and if so, it likely holds the potential for financial gain or other personal benefit. Be on the lookout for possibilities even if the payoff isn’t immediate. A career goal may be in sight at the June 17th full moon in Sagittarius, and you may be orchestrating the finale from back stage. You’ll have an opportunity for an encore at next month’s full moon, too. Look for ways to enrich your performance between now and then.