Mercury in Cancer is already a bit on the moody side, but combine this energy with the stern and serious influence of Saturn and this is hardly a weekend when we’re going to feel like letting loose or enjoying a party—especially when there’s all of this work to be done! Luckily, by Sunday things lighten up a bit with a passionate and playful Moon in Leo entering it’s crescent phase in a supportive (and much more cheerful) aspect to the Sun in Gemini!
Friday (6/15): Mercury in the watery, intuitive sign of Cancer comes into an opposition with retrograde Saturn in Capricorn today, compelling us to work harder! This aspect is excellent for putting our nose to the grind and taking care of the details. On the flip side, it can make us a bit too serious, putting some who are more sensitive into a more melancholy mood. For those having trouble shaking the pessimism that comes with such a transit, focus on what you can realistically control and take care of in terms of your work and responsibilities and try not to be too perfectionistic in achieving your goals. Mercury moves quite quickly and this energy is fleeting. By the end of the weekend, you’ll be feeling back to your cheerful self. :)
The Moon is in it’s home sign of Cancer today, making a beautiful trine to Neptune in Pisces at 2:39am MST—bringing intuitive and even prophetic dreams to those who are already inclined to have such experiences. In opposition to Pluto early this morning, things may feel a bit intense at the start of the day, but this will soon pass. The Moon goes Void-of-Course at 9:18am MST and will remain VOC throughout the rest of today. The moon is considered Void of Course (VOC) during the time between the moon’s last major aspect with another planet in its current sign and the moment it moves into the next sign. Because now is a time when the moon remains un-aspected, our inner world may become much more calm, quiet and clear.
The VOC moon is a time when our intuition can become heightened as it is free from outside planetary influences; however, too much mental or physical activity at this time can distort our psychic senses and cause us to take wrong action. This is why when we take action or begin a new project during the VOC moon, things often don't pan out. Likewise, any thoughts we may have or worries we may hold on to are also unlikely to come to fruition and are merely serving as a distraction from the inner quiet brought on by the void. While the VOC moon is a fertile time for receiving insight and inspiration, now is not the time to act. In just a few hours, the moon will change signs, which will allow us to begin bringing to fruition whatever was seeded during this highly intuitive time of calm and contemplation.
Saturday (6/16): No major planetary aspects. The Moon will move into the passionate and dramatic sign of Leo at 12:21am MST, where it will remain for the next 2.5 days. Self-expression is what the moon in Leo is all about. This is a time when our creative passions take center stage, and we can feel more confident and optimistic about our ambitions. In generous, outgoing Leo, celebrations and socializing are also favored as well as heartfelt connections and romance. This is a beautiful time to indulge in hobbies and play. There is a tendency with the moon in Leo for people to become more emotionally expressive and dramatic. People may be more susceptible to vanity, self-centeredness, and over inflation of the ego at this time.
The Moon will make challenging aspects to Uranus and Mars while coming into conjunction with Venus in Leo, highlighting the difficult aspect that came exact on Thursday which aimed to shake up our relationships.
Sunday (6/17): No major planetary aspects. The Moon in Leo comes into it’s waxing crescent phase today in sextile with the Sun in Gemini. The Crescent Moon phase is a time when the seeds planted at the time of the new moon first begin to sprout. This can be an exciting time of exploring new ideas. This is an ideal time to get out into the world to meet new people and test the waters by beginning to take action on your intentions. This is a very optimistic time when we anticipate the potential of the new plans and projects that are about to take form over the coming lunar month. This lunar phase is associated with the Triple Goddess in her maiden form, representing the energy of purity, growth, curiosity and the sprouting of new life.
The Moon goes Void-of-Course at 8:25pm MST, where it will remain until Monday morning.
Have a beautiful weekend! Be sure to check back on Sunday for the weekday forecast! :)