Exponential Potential

Exponential Potential

 

This week we struggle to integrate the manifold lessons of the last month while new ones unfold with surprising rapidity.  Things begin with an annoying T-square between Uranus, Pluto and Mercury, a configuration that foreshadows the complications of Summer’s crosses.  In the midst of this planetary tangle, Jupiter enters Gemini (11th), where the big planet will be growing clones and playing video games for the next year.  Meanwhile, a retrograde Venus returns to visibility, proudly hailing the dawn again as Morning Star.  All the while the waning Moon slides slowly across this changing skyscape, shedding unnecessary psychic tissue to make room for new growth.

Morning Queen

Venus will continue along her retrograde path for the next two weeks, yet this week she strides back into visibility, purified by her time in the heart of the Sun.  The time that she ascends to visibility as the Morning Star (Lucifer) is different depending on latitude, but virtually all will greet Venus’ face to face this week.  This heliacal rising does not “solve” the Venus retrograde issues in play, but it places them before the mind’s eye as well as the body’s, making things considerably easier to understand and therefore to enact the appropriate transitions.

 The Mighty Crab-duceus

On June 7th, last Thursday,  Mercury entered Cancer, whose stinky lakes the messenger will be splashing about in until June 25th.  While Mercury is in Cancer, the subject turns naturally toward emotionally engaging matters.  Greater levels of discourse between family members is common.  Mercury’s time in Cancer favors conversations as a means of bonding, the exchange of secrets and the exposure of vulnerabilities.  It is often difficult to discuss matters in a purely objective tone during this time, as conversations consistently veer toward people’s feelings about the matter.

Square Dancing Lesson

The messenger’s time within the Crab’s shell pulls us heartward, compelling us to find a way to emotionally integrate the confusing eclipse tunnel we’ve just left.  Yet the messenger’s journey through sensitive Cancer is a troubled one.  Mercury spends the 10th, 11th and 12th in a tense T-Square with Uranus and Pluto, stressing communications considerably and befuddling thought patterns.  Though not catastrophic in nature, this T-Square foreshadows a pattern that will recur over and over again throughout the coming season as the Sun, and Venus cross the same difficult degrees.

Setting The Multiplication Table

In this midst of this small storm (11th), Jupiter meanders out of the stockades of Taurus and hops on the bullet train to Twin town.  In Gemini, where Jupiter will be until June 2013, we’ll be offered a variety of opportunities and blessings.  Jupiter in Gemini amplifies the ability to learn quickly but shallowly, blessing attempts to grasp languages of all sorts.  Small opportunities emerge in bundles.  Finally, Jupiter seeds the spiritual wavelengths with strongly dualistic viewpoints, telling Manichean tales about the Brothers Light and Dark, starring the traditional cast of Cain and Abel, God and Satan, Set and Horus and the rest.  For more, check out “Jupiter in Gemini.”

After a season of devouring shadow selves and sacrificing multiplicities for realities, Jupiter’s movement into Gemini starts to switch things up, blessing and inspiring the very pattern of self multiplication which has been the target of the eclipse’s darkness for the last year and a half.  This return to normalcy for those who live under the banner of the Twins is reaffirmed by a second new Moon in Gemini on the 19th which, unlike the one on May 20th, portends no eclipse.  The coming New Moon not only breaks the pattern of eclipses in Gemini, it sits right on the Solstice.   It is a pivot point, and thus pivotal- but we’ll deal with that next week.

HOROSCOPES

Horoscopes are not a real chart reading by an experienced astrologer. They are fun and can be reasonably accurate, however. In addition to referring to your Sun sign, read from your Ascendant and Moon if you know them. If you don’t, find out! I’m a long time fan of the free chart generation software at astro.com.
Aries: The Ram

The T-square between Uranus, Pluto and Mercury colors the first couple days of the week, problematizing communications, especially with family and around the house.  Try to focus on maintaining appropriate boundaries and not acting like an asshole.

In the middle of this little storm, Jupiter enters Gemini, where the big planet will be until June of 2013.  Jupiter’s time in Gemini will likely offer you opportunities to improve your communication skills, as well as expand the sphere of those who can hear you.  Careful with that microphone.

Taurus: The Bull

The first couple days of the week are colored by the T-square between Uranus, Pluto and Mercury, which may snarl up some plans and complicated conversations.  Watch your temper on Tuesday, when the Moon in Aries tosses a little gasoline on the fire.  Thing’s go better if you just focus on handling concrete issues and letting the more complicate stuff unwind at its own pace.

On Monday, the 11th, Jupiter leaves your Sign and enters Gemini, where the big planet will be until June of 2013.  You’ll miss Jupiter’s time in Taurus, but his time in Gemini will not be without benefits.  This next year you’ll you have a little extra financial luck, as well as being treated to a series of lessons on the nature of value.

Gemini: The Twins

The early week holds a  T-square between Uranus, Pluto and Mercury.  This configuration may problematize the movement of monies, though only temporarily.  Try and stay focused on what you’re trying to create out of the last month’s confusion.

On the 11th, Jupiter leaves the slow growth fields of Taurus and enters your Sign, where he will be until June of 2013.  Jupiter’s time in Gemini blesses you with a little extra luck and a lot of extra confidence.  The praise and credit due to you is on its way, via airmail.

Cancer: The Crab

The T-square between Uranus, Pluto and Mercury that colors the first couple days of the week, muddying the waters of your mind for a bit.  It’s like to remain that way if you don’t give it some time to settle- find a stable surface to rest it on and let the silt fall to the bottom.

Jupiter leaves Taurus and enters Gemini on Monday.  The big planet will be in Gemini for almost a year.  Jupiter’s time with the Twins will grant you the opportunity to better reconcile the dualities within yourself, and may bring an expanded knowledge of occult topics.

Leo: The Lion

The week starts off with a muddled T-square between Uranus, Pluto and Mercury.  This configuration stirs up all sorts of bottom feeding thoughts from the riverbed of your mind, if only for a bit.  Try to focus on ticking things off your to-do list instead of chasing slippery thoughts downstream.

On Monday, the 11th, Jupiter enters Gemini, where he’ll remain until June of 2013.  Jupiter’s time in Gemini grants you an expansion of your social sphere, and suggests benefits from friends and contacts.

Virgo: The Virgin

The T-square between Uranus, Pluto and Mercury colors the first couple days of the week, suggesting potential difficulties in communicating in a group context, and perhaps a few harsh words between friends.  It may be to your benefit to let whatever awkwardness arises slide.  Instead, try and stay focused on the bottom line.

Jupiter enters Gemini on the 11th, where the big planet will be until June of 2013.  Jupiter’s time in Gemini will likely grant you a little extra professional luck, a boost of career oriented confidence and a some extra ambition.

Libra: The Scales

Uranus, Pluto and Mercury form a little T-square during the first couple days of the week, suggesting a few snags in your professional life.  Solve the little problems as they arise, but try to keep your focus on maintaining your own equilibrium.

On the 11th, Jupiter forsakes Taurus for Gemini, the Sign in which the big planet will reside until June of 2013.  Jupiter’s time in Gemini will see worldview expand as well as granting you the confidence to pursue more challenging long term goals.

Scorpio: The Scorpion

The T-square between Uranus, Pluto and Mercury tangles the first couple days of the week, suggesting some knots in potential travel plans, as well as a lack of clarity about what your long term plans.  Try to focus on finding the concealed factors that are messing with your movements.

Jupiter leaves the gentle pastures of Taurus and enters Gemini on Monday, where the big planet will be until June of 2013.  Jupiter’s time in Gemini will offer you an increased access to other people’s resources, as well as a number of lessons regarding the nature and value of generosity.

Sagittarius: The Centaur

The week begins with a T-square between Uranus, Pluto and Mercury, highlighting confusion surrounding those resources you share with others, like joint bank accounts, businesses partnerships or monies loaned.  Focus on maintaining decorum, even if there are some disagreements about sensitive subjects.

On the 11th, Jupiter leaves Taurus for Gemini, where the big planet will be until June of 2013.  Jupiter’s time in Gemini will send a variety of interesting people through your life, some of them potential romantic partners or benefactors of some sort.  Meet and greet everyone, but be selective about those you actively include in your life.

Capricorn: The Goat

The T-square between Uranus, Pluto and Mercury colors the first couple days of the week, highlighting emotionally loaded communications with others.  Don’t let the tension suck you in.  Stay focused on figuring out what you’re doing and how you’re going to do it.

Jupiter leaves the fields of Taurus for binary landscape of Gemini this Monday.  Jupiter will be until June of 2013.  Whilst in Gemini, Jupiter will provide some relief from nagging fiscal and physical difficulties, and denotes good fortune in regard to employment.

Aquarius: The Waterbearer

The week opens with a T-square between Uranus, Pluto and Mercury, highlighting practical problems that may be easier diagnosed than solved.  Take care of what needs taking care of, but try to stay focus on the long view.

On the 11th, Jupiter leaves the slow growth fields of Taurus and for Gemini’s rapid fire rainbow, the place where the big planet will reside until June of 2013.  Jupiter’s time in Gemini will bless you with a boost to your creative energy, though you may find yourself with one too many projects to invest yourself in.  Choose wisely.

Pisces: The Fish

The T-square between Uranus, Pluto and Mercury colors the first couple days of the week.  This configuration will likely put a kink in your creativity hose, and may even coincide with a bit of bad luck.   You’d be wise to shrug this off and stay focused on meeting your obligations.

On Monday, Jupiter leaves Taurus and enters Gemini, the Sign where we’ll find the big planet until June of 2013.  Jupiter’s time in Gemini blesses your heart and home with opportunities for abundance, lending you a hand in solidifying your foundations.

Austin Coppock is a writer, esotericist and astrologer based in Ashland, OR. He published paperback Almanacs from 2011-15 but began posting his prognostications online last year, referring to his collection of weekly, monthly, yearly essays and daily delineations as “The Online Almanac”. This work is made possible by his supporters on Patreon. Austin was President of the non-profit organization “Association for Young Astrologers” from 2012-2016. His most recent book is “36 Faces: The History, Astrology and Magic of the Decans”, published by Three Hands Press.

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  1. AdamKuryliw 7 years ago

    THANK YOU FOR GIVING YOUR GIFT AND SHARING IT AMONGST US…..IT’S INSIGHT CREATES A BALANCE FOR US TO TRULY ACCEPT & ULTIMATELY RELEASE. WITH MUCH GRATITUDE!
    -ADAM

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