Posted on June 1, 2020
Posted by Jim Schultz

Jim Schultz

Jim Schultz

*Any times indicated are for the Pacific Time Zone.

*Refer to “AstroCast” by Kimberly Maxwell for more detailed information as these events unfold.

*Remember, these are just transits and they too, like a kidney stone, shall pass.




The first aspect of June is a waxing trine by the Moon to the Sun.  When considered with the last aspect of May, Moon waxing square Mercury, this suggests that despite all the retrograde planets, June still offers the potential to push forward on most projects or tasks you are working on.


The first week of June has a lot going on.  Retrograde Venus returns in-bounds, then Mercury enters their shadow and a new “Moon Wobble” begins on the 1st.  Then 6 exact aspects on the 2nd, retrograde Venus inferior conjunction Sun on the 3rd, and then 5 exact aspects, including a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on the 5th.  Read on.  Any comments, questions or suggestions are always welcome.



06/01/20 – 2:27 am – fast Moon trine Sun

This waxing trine can help set the tone for June.  In spite of any obstacles or delays, there is stuff that needs to get done, so get to it.  Pay attention to the details.  Allow extra time and get creative, shine the light of the Sun on any problems and find your solution.


06/01/20 – 5:52 pm – Venus returns In-Bounds

With retrograde Venus back in-bounds, some things should start to feel less tense with almost a hint of normalcy.  This is still a good time to work on your relationships and relationship skills as well as spring cleaning, reorganizing or a little redecorating.


06/01/20 – 9:51 pm – Mercury enters their Shadow

It’s Mercury awareness time for those who feel they may be sensitive to Mercury retrogrades.  Mercury is at 5 Cancer 29, from here to 14 Cancer 46 marks the territory that they will transit three times.  This coming first pass represents the time when something may transpire (you may not think much of it) but it  may be brought to your attention during the retrograde (second transit) at which time you realize it was important after all.  With the third and final transit, you should have an opportunity to correct or make amends.  Spell check, grammar check, and recheck.  Read and reread all communications and make sure that you are clear in what you are saying and that it is only being sent or said to your intended recipients, or else be prepared to issue a correction and make apologies.


06/01/20 – 11:23 pm – Moon Wobble Begins

The Sun is now 17 degrees from the North Lunar Node.  The technical term for this is “under the beams,” referring to the fact that planets within 17 degrees of the Sun are difficult to see.  As the Sun or planet moves closer, at about 8 degrees, the planet can no longer be seen, and the planet is considered to be “combust.”  While the Lunar Nodes are not objects that can be seen, the principle is still applicable.  It is at this point that the effects of Moon Wobble may begin.  It’s time to be more alert to your surroundings and what is happening in your neighborhood and the world at large as there may be an increase in major earth or public events, most likely negative, disruptive or problematic in nature.  Individually, be more alert.  Be aware of where you are and your surroundings.  Watch out for the “other guy,” the one who causes accidents.


06/02/20 – 12:22 am – fast Moon square retrograde Pluto

This waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square is the first of six exact aspects today, five by the Moon.  Got tissue?  Got pen/pencil and paper?  Be prepared to record any dreams, “a-ha’s” and insights, whatever comes to you in the night.


06/02/20 – 3:40 am – fast Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square to retrograde Jupiter, the second exact aspect of the day, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost 5 1/2 hours.  These two waning aspects indicate that today is a good day to review and move things on toward completion.  It’s Tuesday and you still have four days to get stuff done this week.  Start your morning by sticking to your routine or whatever you had planned.  Wait until after the Moon enters Scorpio before tackling any new issues.


06/02/20 – 9:06 am – fast Moon enters Scorpio

The void-of-course is over.  With the shift from cardinal air, let’s get it done Libra to fixed water, intense Scorpio, this time is best suited to focusing on things in process or that new priority item.  Keep in mind that Mercury is in their shadow and four planets are retrograde as you tackle any old or new issues.  Allow yourself extra time and double check all instructions and correspondence.  Be sure to engage your brain and ears before speaking in all conversations.


Following this the Moon will make another waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square, this time to retrograde Saturn for the third exact aspect of the day.  Focus on work-in-progress.  What is working and what isn’t working or is no longer needed.  Pare things down to what is necessary.


06/02/20 – 5:41 pm – retrograde Venus square Mars

This waxing first quarter crisis of action square is the fourth exact aspect of the day, and the only one not involving the Moon.  Waxing aspects symbolize a time for expanding, growing and moving forward.  It may be late but there is still time if you have some new projects or issues you want to work on.  The next (fifth) aspect is also a waxing aspect and will lend its energy to support your efforts.


This is the second of three waxing first quarter crisis of action squares between these two symbolic Lovers and sexual symbols of the zodiac and life.  Their first waxing square was January 26, 2020, when both were in direct forward motion.  Did something happen around that time, possibly involving a significant relationship or something/someone you desired?  If you thought it was over, it may not be as it or some aspect of it may come back up over the next few days.  If something does, don’t expect it to be finished just yet as they will make one more waxing first quarter crisis of action square September 4, 2020, before moving toward their trine.


Following this the Moon will make a waxing trine to Mercury for the fifth exact aspect of the day.  Mercury may be in their shadow, but this aspect lends itself to focusing on any newer writing or editing projects.  Don’t take any shortcuts.  Just because spellcheck and grammar check did not find any problems with your document doesn’t mean it is ready to send out.  Read it again or have someone you trust read it first.


06/02/20 – 11:17 pm – fast Moon opposite Uranus

This is the sixth and final exact aspect of the day.  It is late.  Oppositions symbolize a time for reflecting on what you have done.  Is the project really finished or is this just a “final draft” that still needs editing?  Perhaps it is a prototype that is now ready for testing or review before going into production.  Sleep on it tonight and take note of any dreams, insights, “a-ha’s” or intuitive “hits.”


06/03/20 – 10:44 am – Sun conjunct retrograde Venus

This is the Inferior Conjunction and occurs when Venus is retrograde and passes between the Sun and the Earth.  This can be thought of as being like a “new Moon” in that it marks the beginning of a new Earth Sun Venus cycle.  With Venus still retrograde, the days ahead are best suited for “re” things, like reflecting, re-doing, re-imagining, re-viewing, or reconsidering.  This includes things such as your re-lationships, your expectations, attitude or approach to relationships, your desires and your values, including your talents.


06/04/20 – 4:36 am – fast Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a sextile to retrograde Jupiter, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost six hours.  It is best if you start your day with your usual routine or stick with whatever you had planned.  Wait until after the Moon enters Sagittarius before tackling any new issues.


06/04/20 – 9:28 am – Mercury Maximum Elongation Sun

At 23 degrees 33 minutes of arc from the Sun, Mercury has gotten as far from it as they will this time.  What that means is that for the next couple of evenings you will have your best chance to see elusive Mercury before they set shortly after the Sun.  Look to the west and look for the first “star” near, but to your right, of where the Sun set.  That should be Mercury.  Don’t wait too long for they will be long gone before it gets dark.  Being as far from the Sun as they will get, now is also a good opportunity to do or take advantage of “Mercury” type things such as dealing with any “writer’s block” you may have or engaging your brain as you seek a solution to a problem or obstacle that has you stumped.


06/04/20 – 10:17 am – fast Moon enters Sagittarius

The void-of-course is over.  With the Moon now in mutable fire Sagittarius, you may find your “intellectual” juices or interests in remote lands, cultures or “things” philosophical.  Rather than trying to reinvent something, consider finding a way to make it better or uniquely yours.


06/05/20 – 4:05 am – Mercury sextile Uranus

This waxing sextile is the first of five exact aspects today.  Waxing aspects represent a time for growth, expansion and moving forward.  With Uranus involved, be open to inspiration from anywhere and everywhere.  “The truth is out there.”  “The truth will set you free.”  All you need do is find yours.


06/05/20 – fast Moon opposite retrograde Venus

This is the second exact aspect today.  Think of this as more of a “short distance call” as Venus is between the Earth and Sun.  With Venus in talkative Gemini and the Moon in curious philosophical Sagittarius, what might the two ladies of the zodiac have to talk about that could be of interest to you?  Be open to insights from the You-niverse.  Pay attention, particularly for the next few hours, as something important may come to you with the eclipse later today.


0/6/05/20 – 12:12 pm – fast Full Moon opposite Sun Lunar Eclipse

This is the Strawberry Full Moon and the third exact aspect of the day.  Full Moon’s represent harvest time.  This full Moon eclipse is at 15 Sagittarius 34.  The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “Seagulls watching a ship.”  Are you “waiting for your ship to come in?”  What are of have you been waiting or watching for lately?  Why?  Is it ready to be “harvested,” or presented?  What do you need to do to make it happen?  Now may be the time for you to act.  Those with planets or sensitive points near this degree (10-20 degrees) Sagittarius, or any of the other fire signs, Aries and Leo or mutable signs, Pisces, Gemini and Virgo may feel this more strongly. 


06/05/20 – 12:44 pm – fast Moon square Mars

This waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square is the fourth exact aspect of the day.  Waning aspects represent a time for consolidating and completing things.  It’s Friday afternoon.  Is there something that you need to finish this week?  Best get to it and get it done.  Focus!


06/05/20 – 9:10 pm – fast Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waning third quarter crisis of consciousness square to Neptune, the fifth and final exact aspect of the day, the Moon goes void-of-course for over 15 1/2 hours.  It’s Friday night.  It is best if you stick with your plans and avoid starting or trying anything new, at least not until the Moon enters Capricorn tomorrow afternoon.  Cautionary note: we are in Moon Wobble; Mercury is in their shadow and four planets are retrograde.  If you are out or going out, don’t take any chances this evening for the odds may not be in your favor.  Stick with people you know and trust, be they family or friends and avoid the shadows, “for the night is dark and full of terrors.”


Start your Saturday by sticking with your routine or whatever plans you had made; at least until after the Moon enters Capricorn.


06/06/20 – 12:11 pm – Sun square Mars

This is the waxing first quarter crisis of action square in their cycle.  It can be good for getting things done or at least for working on them and moving them along, be it chores, spring cleaning or your fitness routine.


06/06/20 – 12:44 pm – decelerating Moon enters Capricorn

The void-of-course is over.  If you have some new project or issue that you would like to get started on, go for it.  Just remember all the qualifiers, Moon Wobble (watch out for trouble), Mercury is in their shadow, (check, recheck, and check again) and four planets are retrograde (factor in extra time for doing whatever you are doing).  If it turns out you didn’t need the extra time; then guess what, you have some “extra” time in your day to do whatever you like.


06/07/20 – 4:08 am – decelerating Moon trine Uranus

Following this waning trine, the Moon will make an opposition to Mercury and then a waning sextile to Mars.  Today’s energy seems best suited for slowing down, taking a break or if you feel you must do something, then see what you can finish.  Even if it is a “little” thing, accomplishing something will give you a good feeling.


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Jim Schultz

Jim has been a professional astrologer and Oraclist for over 15 years. As a child his favorite books were the encyclopedia and the Almanac. He continues to be intrigued by the Universe around us; always searching for answers and new questions. Should you ask, he will tell you there is no such thing as "TMI."

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8 responses to “AstroWatch”

  1.' Olivia Martinez says:

    It’s been a powerful Super Moon (March 9th) so far…also interesting it is so near Venus conjunct Uranus. It feels like really big things are happening on every front.

  2. James Schultz says:

    Here are the basic astrological details of His Royal Highness, Prince of Cambridge. Weight 8 lbs. 6 oz., according to news reports, the heaviest future King by birth weight in 100 years of more. Correct birth time is July 22, 2013, 4:24 pm, London, England.

    A true “cusper” with Sun 29 Cancer 58. Moon 28 Capricorn 17, which means that HRH was born less than 3 hours before the full Moon at 0 Aquarius. Birth ascendant is 27 Scorpio 10 and his birth M/C is 20 Virgo 36. He was born with 7 of the 10 primary points in Cardinal signs and 6 of them in water signs. He has a Grand Water Trine of Mars 6 Cancer and Jupiter 5 Cancer trining Saturn 5 Scorpio and trining Neptune 5 Pisces. He also has a Cardinal T-square with Mercury 13 Cancer opposing Pluto 9 Capricorn and both squaring Uranus 12 Aries. He has none of the 10 primary points in an Air sign and 3 of them are retrograde. 3 retrogrades is the second most common number, 2 being the most common. Born with Mars out-of-bounds north might he be a rather precocious child, to say the least.

  3.' Iolé says:

    What a time to be born for the new prince-princess in England!
    Leo sun, Cancer planets: care for the family = the Kingdom, Aquarius Moon- we need open minds in the future!

  4.' Dane Sullivan says:

    Hey Jim,
    Source: Astronomical Phenomena For the Year 2013, prepared by US Naval Observatory and Her Majesty’s Nautical Almanac which defines lunar eclipse time as Moon reaching centermost point of its journey thorough the shadow cast by the earth, and solar eclipses timed for maximum obscuration — typically different from time of simple conjunction. However, I note the Rosicrucian Ephemeris, citing JPL and the US Naval Observatory call it at 5:21. I’m betting there’s yet another computation out there.

  5. Jim Schultz says:

    Hi Dane, thank you for your comment. Not sure what your source for the eclipse time is. I use Solar Fire 8 for the dates and times I post. The time is based on the exact conjunction of the Sun and Moon which is 5:28 pm PDT. The NASA eclipse site shows a time of 5:26 pm PDT.

  6.' Dane Sullivan says:

    Probably just an editorial slip, but believe the May 9 eclipse doesn’t happen until 5:55 at 19 Taurus 33. Enjoy your observations!

  7.' andy says:

    “01/18/13 – 12:56 am – Mercury conjunct Sun 28 Aquarius 26”
    Sun still in Capricorn

  8.' Donna says:

    Oh boy! I am not an astrology student, however, I do enjoy reading your article every week. I have picked up the tiniest sliver of what is being discussed and from what I am able to glean, July sounds like it has the potential to be rather challenging. As a Taurus, I was happy to have read about the Mercury retrograde before it happens! I will be carefully watching my “p’s & q’s ” throughout the month and refer back to the entirety of the article – changes are a-comin’ for sure.
    Thanks for your work!

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