Posted on June 1, 2020
Posted by 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.



Forecast for June 1-10

June may seem a bit tame at first but don’t let that fool you.  There is plenty of action ahead.  Starting with a pair of waning sextiles by the Moon on the first, this period is highlighted by a series of conjunctions by the Moon, offering ample opportunities to start new things.  Then, toward the end of this period, there will be a series of waxing sextiles, suggesting it is time to pause and review any and all of those new things you’ve started.  How are they developing?  Not good, maybe you should forget that “thing” for now or set it aside for when you have time to give it the attention it needs.  The waxing sextile is also the time to begin planning what actions to take next as the following aspect in sequence is the crisis of action square.  The major aspects are Mercury conjunct Jupiter and Venus superior conjunction to the Sun, both on the fourth.  On the sixth, we have a New Moon at 16 Gemini 18’.  On the seventh Mars goes void-of-course for 42 hours before entering Taurus on the eighth.  On the ninth there will be 6 exact major aspects, and, on the tenth, there will be just one, giving us a bit of a breather.


06/01/24 – 3:15 pm – fast Moon waning sextile Venus

Just over one hour later, the Moon will make another waning sextile, the only other aspect of the day, this time to the Sun.  The waning sextile is the last aspect before the conjunction.  It represents the time to finish things up and then prepare to start something new.  This would suggest that if you have anything left over that should have been completed in May, get it finished today.


06/02/24 – 3:04 pm – fast Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a cardinal fire conjunction with Mars, the Moon goes void-of-course for almost 8 hours.  This conjunction occurs in Mars cardinal fire Aries home sign.  You may be tempted to take the easy way, to maybe start something new and simple, but don’t, not with the Moon void-of-course.  Focus on work in progress, preferably older stuff or things that are ready to be completed.


06/02/24 – 5:13 pm – Jupiter waxing air trine retrograde Pluto

Jupiter is expansive and Pluto is the deepest of the deep planets.  When retrograde, He may go to even deeper and darker places to help you clear and become the truest and purest form of who you are meant to be.  Air represents our ability to communicate and how our mind works.  The waxing trine comes after the crisis of action square and offers an opportunity to pause and review any recent actions that have been taken.  If something doesn’t seem quite right, don’t be afraid to redo, change, or modify it.  This can be an opportune time to go big but keep it real if you do.


06/02/24 – 8:57 pm – Mercury goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing sextile to Neptune, Mercury goes void-of-course for about 3 1/2 hours.  A Mercury void-of-course may seem a bit like a Mercury retrograde to some, just don’t expect a “do-over” opportunity.  Check, recheck, read, and reread anything you write before you post or send it.


06/02/24 – 10:55 pm – fast Moon enters Taurus

Now in fixed earth Taurus, Her home away from home, the Moon is happier, She won’t feel pressured to act or react quickly.  There may be greater emphasis or desire for finding pleasure and beauty in your life and things around you.


06/03/24 – 12:37 am – Mercury enters Gemini

Now in their mutable air home, Mercury, messenger of the Gods, may have more to say, may say it better, or may just talk to the point of annoyance.  Don’t be the annoying one.  Allow others to have their say.  Be a good listener.

About 1 1/2 hours later, the Moon will make a waxing fixed, crisis of action square to retrograde Pluto.  Coming in the night, be sure to note any dreams, especially if they are unpleasant, as they may provide insight and guidance for what your day has in store for you.  The crisis of action square is about taking action to keep newer things moving forward, developing, and maturing.  This energy will last for most of the day as there won’t be another aspect until tonight.


06/03/24 – 11:12 pm – Mercury waxing air trine retrograde Pluto

The waxing trine follows the crisis of action square and provides an opportunity to review any recent actions and how they are developing.  Coming at this time, and with both in air signs, you may want to rethink any recent actions and make notes of any changes or things that need to be rechecked tomorrow.


06/04/24 – 3:23 am – Mercury mutable air conjunction Jupiter

Conjunctions symbolize the beginning of a new cycle.  This time their conjunction is at 2 Gemini 13’.  The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “The garden of the Tuileries.”  Sound familiar?  This was the degree of the Full Moon on May 23.  What happened around that date?  How was that day for you?  Recalling that day may provide you with some clues as to what and how this new Mercury Jupiter cycle may be about or play out for you.  An upside of this aspect is you may have some great dreams or sudden insights during the night or on waking.  The downside is that you, or someone may have a tendency to embellish something, to talk too much and say too little, or just be annoying.  Pay close attention to everything that is said or that you think, read, or see.  Even the littlest of details may be important.


Their previous conjunction was March 27, 2023, at 18 Aries 14’.  Do you remember what happened or if you started something new around that time, possibly a long term project?  Their previous conjunction in Gemini was May 26, 2013, at 23 Gemini 13’.  What do you remember about that time?  Anything you remember may provide clues as to what this conjunction and new cycle might mean for you.


06/04/24 – 6:46 am – fast Moon waxing sextile Saturn

The waxing sextile follows the conjunction and offers an opportunity to review any new things you may have started recently.  How are they developing?  Consider, what should your next action be to keep them moving forward?  The next aspect in sequence is the waxing crisis of action square.  Time to get prepared for it.


06/04/24 – 8:32 am – Venus Superior Conjunction Sun

This conjunction is when Venus is on the far side of the Sun, away from the Earth.  This can be thought of as being like a Venus “full Moon,” that is the midpoint in the Venus Sun Earth cycle.  This cycle began with their inferior conjunction, August 13, 2023, at 20 Leo 29’?  Did you start anything new around that time?  If so, have you finished it?  If not, how is it developing?  This conjunction is at 14 Gemini 30’.  The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “Two Dutch children talking.”  Can you picture this in your mind?  Can you remember a time when you were younger and enjoyed talking with your friends?  What did you like to talk about?  This symbol seems to be asking or offering you a chance to remember a time from your past, perhaps something that you started long ago but never finished or maybe a “childish” idea that you never started.  Now may be the time to start it or get back to something you started and set aside.


06/04/24 – 4:04 pm – fast Moon fixed earth conjunction Uranus

This marks the beginning of a new Moon Uranus cycle.  Uranus symbolizes our uniqueness, our individualism, our abilities to connect with our intuition and creativity.  What new unique or creative thing would you like to start now?  Be sure to put your individual “mark” on it.


06/04/24 – 11:51 pm – fast Moon goes Out-of-Bounds North

The Moon is at 28 Taurus 58’ when She goes out-of-bounds.  North is the future, the unknown, the where we are going and why we are here direction.  As the unknown it may seem scary at times, but it is where we must go.  Keep moving forward.  While we can “look” back in time, we can’t go there.


06/05/24 – 1:09 am – fast (OOB) Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing sextile to Neptune, the Moon goes void-of-course for 27 minutes before entering Mercury’s mutable air home of Gemini at 1:36 am.  The waxing sextile follows the conjunction and offers an opportunity to review any new things started recently and plan what actions you should take next.  Coming at this time, most will sleep through this one. If you aren’t one of them, just remember, set aside any new thing until after the Moon is in Gemini.  Note any dreams, insights, feelings, or other sensations that come to you during the night or on waking.


06/05/24 – 4:46 am – fast (OOB) Moon waxing air trine retrograde Pluto

The waxing trine follows the waxing crisis of action square and symbolizes a time to pause and review any recent actions and how they are developing.  Is there something that you need to change, adjust, do over or are they all on track? 

This morning seems to be about new beginnings as just over one hour later, the Moon will make a mutable air conjunction with Jupiter and then four hours after that, She will make another, this time to Mercury.  With new Moon Jupiter and Moon Mercury cycles starting today, this could be a powerful morning to start something new.  Perhaps a writing project or “big” idea that you have been mulling over?  Go big and go local.


06/06/24 – 5:38 am – decelerating (OOB) New Moon mutable air conjunction Sun

This New Moon is at 16 Gemini 18’.  The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “The head of a youth changes into that of a mature thinker.”  It is the beginning of another new cycle.  Before starting something new, visualize as best you can the best possible outcome for whatever it may be.  Like the youth who has almost unlimited potential, you, and whatever new thing you start are only limited by the restrictions you place on yourself.


06/07/24 – 3:22 am – decelerating (OOB) Moon waxing sextile Mars

Following this, Mars will go void-of-course for about 42 hours.  Waxing sextiles follow the conjunction and give us an opportunity to pause and review how those new things we have started are developing.  With Mars involved it is almost as if there is no limit to the energy one has to accomplish the tasks at hand.  Caution is advised for with Mars void-of-course accidents and mistakes may be more prevalent.  Avoid impulsive choices.  Don’t take any unnecessary chances.  Watch out for the “other guy,” the one who causes accidents.  Know your limits.  Know when to push them and when to say not now.


06/07/24 – 5:16 am – decelerating (OOB) Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing sextile to Neptune, the Moon goes void-of-course for 25 minutes before entering Her cardinal water Cancer home at 5:41 am.  It is another waxing sextile.  Have you started any new things recently?  If so, how is it developing?  What should your next action be?  Stick with your morning routine or whatever you had planned until after the Moon enters Cancer.  Now in Her home sign, many may feel themselves drawn to family, friends, or other loved ones.  Check on them.  How are they doing?  Be sure to let them know how you feel about them and how important they are to you.

Just over three hours after entering Cancer She will make a waxing inconjunct/quincunx to retrograde Pluto.  This may shake up your day, raise questions, or concerns that you may not be able to clearly define until later.  If you are feeling uncomfortable, find a quiet place and then ask yourself, “What is it I am feeling?”  Keep asking until you find your answer.  Sometimes the simple answer is the right or best answer.


06/08/24 – 1:25 am – Venus waxing mutable square Saturn

This is the crisis of action square.  With Saturn involved, any actions taken must be consistent with instructions and intent of whatever you are doing.  This waxing square relates back to any new thing started around the time of their conjunction, March 21, 2024.  Did you start something new around that time?  If so, how is it developing?  Coming in the night, be sure to note any dreams, insights, sensations or other feelings you may have as they may provide valuable clues to what actions to take or what your day may have in store for you.


06/08/24 – 4:08 pm – average (OOB) Moon waxing water trine Saturn.

As the Moon adds Her energy to Saturn, the waxing water trine offers an opportunity to review and reconsider any actions taken earlier today.  If everything is on course, then just keep on keeping on and moving forward.


06/08/24 – 9:35 pm – Mars enters Taurus

With Mars entrance into Taurus, some may find that like the God of War, their energy also seems to be a bit subdued.  His natural assertive energy may be limited   by the fixed earthy solid nature of Taurus.  Don’t try to force things to happen as you will probably just end up over exerting or hurting yourself.  Do what you can but allow things to develop and play out at their natural pace.  Seek the path of least resistance.


06/09/24 – 2:26 am – average (OOB) Moon waxing sextile Uranus

This is the first of six exact major aspects today, five by the Moon, so you may want to buckle up, as it could be a very bumpy ride.  Starting with another waxing sextile, success will require a concerted effort on your part.  When your day starts, perhaps focus on newer work in progress to keep it moving forward.


06/09/24 – 3:36 am – Sun waxing mutable square Saturn

This crisis of action square is the second, and only aspect today that does not directly involve the Moon.  It is still too early for most to start their day, but perhaps some late dream, sudden insight, or feeling will help guide you or let you know what actions to take when your day does get started.


06/09/24 – 12:05 pm – slowing (OOB) Moon goes void-of-course

Following a waxing water trine to Neptune, the third aspect of the day, the Moon goes void-of-course for 24 minutes before entering the Sun’s fixed fire Leo home at 12:29 pm.  Some may feel the shift from cardinal water, caregiver Cancer to fixed fire give me all of your attention Leo.


Less than one hour later, the Moon will make a waxing fixed crisis of action square to Mars for the fourth aspect of the day.  With both in fixed signs, maintaining your focus should be easier; however, don’t be stubborn, know when enough is enough.  About 2 1/2 hours after that, the Moon will make a fixed opposition to retrograde Pluto for the fifth aspect of the day.  This is the midpoint of their cycle.  Time to rebalance and make sure you have everything in perspective.  If you are going to try to “juggle” multiple tasks, you will need to maintain your balance and focus.


These aspects may make for a busy, possibly difficult afternoon as the energy seems to flow backward from the waxing trine to the waxing fixed square then spring forward to the opposition followed by a return to the waxing sextile which is next.


06/09/24 – 7:09 pm – slowing (OOB) Moon waxing sextile Jupiter

This is the sixth and final aspect of the day.  It is Sunday; is there anything new that you have forgotten to do or that you still need to do today?  If so, best get to it.  Last chance today to review any new things that you have started recently to see how they are developing and what your next actions should be.  This energy should continue into and through much of tomorrow.


06/09/24 – 10:50 pm – slowing Moon returns In-Bounds

The Moon is at 5 Leo 28’ when She returns into the bounds of the Sun.  With no planets out-of-bounds, all planets should be behaving within normal expectations.  With the exception of Uranus, there should be fewer surprises.  With Pluto retrograde, expect obstacles, changes, and other factors or issues to arise and impede your progress or cause you to question yourself, your motives, goals, and abilities.  Step into the Sun and re-energize yourself.


06/10/24 – 7:35 pm – slow Moon waxing sextile Mercury

This is the only aspect today.  It is another waxing sextile.  What new things have you been up to?  With Mercury involved, choose your words carefully and think through any actions before taking them.


06/10/24 – 11:54 pm – Venus goes Out-of-Bounds North

Venus is at 22 Gemini 39’ as She rises above the northern boundary of the Sun adding emphasis to the future, to where we are going.  The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “Three fledglings in a nest high in a tree.”  When looking ahead, don’t lose sight of the present, be aware of your surroundings and remember where you have come from.  Like the fledglings, this symbol reminds us that the future holds all the potential for what we can become.


Forecast for June 11-20

This period starts with four major and two inconjunct/quincunx aspects plus Mercury will go out-of-bounds north, all on the 11th.  The movement of the Moon during this period will bring up a sequence of inconjunct/quincunx aspects adding uncertainty, irritation, and doubt in the days ahead.  When uncertain, recheck things.  Be as slow and methodical as you need to be.  The energy will be shifting from predominantly waxing aspects to waning consolidating aspects.

The most significant major aspects will be Mars waxing crisis of action square to retrograde Pluto, the Sun Mercury superior conjunction, and the Mercury Venus conjunction.  In addition, first Venus, then Mercury, and finally the Sun, at Summer Solstice, will all move into Cancer.


06/11/24 – 4:58 am – slow Moon waxing sextile Sun

A little over 3 1/2 hours earlier, the Moon made a waxing inconjunct/quincunx to Saturn.  Did something disturb your sleep?  If so, what was it?  Note as much detail as you can.  With retrograde Pluto involved, there are no small details!  The waxing sextile is the first aspect after the conjunction and suggests that it is time to review any new things started recently.  How are they developing?  Are they “growing” as you expected?  Do you need to, or should you change something?  Plan your actions to get or keep them on track carefully.  The next aspect in sequence is the crisis of action square. 

With four exact major aspects and two inconjunct/quincunxes, Mercury going out-of-bounds, and the Moon going void-of-course and then entering Virgo, this could be a rather busy day for some.  Be aware of your surroundings.  Pay attention to details.  Don’t allow yourself to be distracted by trivial or juvenile things around you.  Watch out for the “other guy.”


06/11/24 – 5:12 am – Mercury goes Out-of-Bounds North

Mercury is at 18 Gemini 13’ as they join Venus out-of-bounds North.  The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “A large archaic volume.”  While the large archaic volume might suggest something from your past, since the North is about the unknown future, it may be reminding you to not forget your experiences and lessons learned when dealing with any issues or challenges that might come up in the future.


06/11/24 – 6:21 am – Mars waxing fixed, square retrograde Pluto

This is the crisis of action square, but with both in fixed signs, taking action may not be that easy as fixed signs can be a bit stubborn and want things their way.  Mars in fixed earth Taurus may become frustrated and so act out or act irresponsibly.  Be the adult in the room.  Choose your actions carefully and avoid hasty or impulsive decisions.

Aspects by Mars can be very explosive, out of control, sudden, or they may be minor burps and inconveniences, or anything in between.  This has all the trappings of a very active Martian summer and fall as He connects with all five of the planets beyond Him (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) by conjunction, waxing sextile, waxing square, waxing trine, waxing inconjunct/quincunx, or opposition, and then repeats many of them after He goes retrograde in December. 


Just over 2 1/2 hours later the Moon will make a waxing sextile to (OOB) Venus.

The day started with a waxing sextile to the Sun, and now it’s Venus’ turn.  What have you started lately?  How is it developing?  Time to plan what to do next as the crisis of action square is next in sequence.


06/11/24 – 12:16 pm – slow Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing fixed crisis of action square to Uranus, the Moon goes void-of-course for ten hours.  Focus on work in progress for the rest of the day.  If you can, set aside any new things that might come up until after the Moon enters Virgo, or better yet, until tomorrow.  If you can’t, then proceed with caution.  Plan your work, then work your plan.  Make a list of everything you should need to get things started.  Refer back to your plan frequently so you don’t overlook anything.


06/11/24 – 10:39 pm – slow Moon enters mutable earth Virgo

Just 22 minutes earlier the Moon made a waxing inconjunct/quincunx to Neptune.  This could disrupt your sleep.  Be sure to note any dreams, insights, awarenesses, sensations, or feelings that come to you with as much detail as possible.  Now in analytical, critical thinking Virgo, take time to review your day and what, if anything, might need to be redone, changed, or set aside for later.


06/12/24 – 3:26 am – slow Moon waxing earth trine Mars.

This looks like it will be an active morning as there will be four aspects before 7 am.  The first, about one hour and 20 minutes earlier, the Moon made a waning inconjunct/quincunx to retrograde Pluto.  Then, just 21 minutes after this earth trine, Mercury will make a waxing mutable square to Saturn.

Coming in the night, they may relate to something you did or didn’t do yesterday or something that you need or should do today.  The waxing trine suggests taking a break and reviewing any recent actions you may have taken.  How are they developing?  Are they going as planned?  The waxing square is the crisis of action square and wants to do something which may relate to something you need or should do later, after your day starts.


06/12/24 – 6:49 am – slow Moon waxing mutable square Jupiter

This is another crisis of action square, and it is the last exact major aspect today.  One of the issues with mutable signs is that they may tend to be indecisive, so making a decision may not be easy.  But decide you must or the energy will die and you may miss a golden opportunity.  Looks like your focus for the rest of the day should be on newer work in progress that needs something done with it to keep it moving forward.  Check your priority and to-do lists.  This energy may continue through the rest of the day, tonight, and into tomorrow morning.  Keep things moving forward.


06/13/24 – 1:18 pm – slow Moon mutable opposition Saturn

This aspect is the midpoint of their cycle.  Saturn is all about structure, following the rules, and doing the appropriate thing.  If things are feeling out-of-balance, try reviewing any instructions, guides, or other material to see if you might have gotten off course.  It is better to do it right the first time than to have to start over.


06/13/24 – 8:51 pm – slow Moon waxing mutable square (OOB) Mercury

This is another crisis of action square.  With Mercury involved it could pertain to some mental activity such as a problem to solve, or a matter of communication.  Read and reread any messages.  Make sure you understand them before responding or sending any that you have composed yourself. 

About 1 1/2 hours later, the Moon will make another waxing mutable, first quarter, crisis of action square, this time to the Sun.  Did you start something new around the time of the new Moon on June 6?  If so, how is it developing?  What does it need to reach its full potential or worth?


06/14/24 – 12:50 am – slow Moon waxing earth trine Uranus

This is the first of six exact major and one inconjunct/quincunx aspects today.  The waxing trine is the pause and reflect on any recent actions.  How are they developing?  Are they on track?  What, if anything, should you change about what you have done?  Pay attention to any dreams, visions, insights, or other changes.  With Uranus involved, plan for the unexpected.  If you plan for the worst, then you should be prepared for whatever may happen.

Not quite 3 1/2 hours later, probably before your day starts, the Moon will make another waxing mutable crisis of action square, this time to (OOB) Venus for the second aspect of the day.  This could relate back to any new thing you may have started around the time of their conjunction, June 6 or since then.  There is a good chance that it might involve a relationship issue, or some significant financial matter so pay attention and choose your actions carefully.


06/14/24 – 9:33 am – (OOB) Mercury Superior mutable Conjunction Sun

This is the third aspect of the day and the midpoint in the Sun-Mercury-Earth cycle which began with their Inferior Conjunction on April 11, 2024.  Did you start something new around that time?  Perhaps something involving writing or mental activity such as problem solving, planning or creating?  This conjunction is at 24 Gemini 06’.  The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “A man trimming palms.”  This suggests that it may be time to trim and clean up your “space,” be it home, office, or other, as that could help you to work or live more efficiently.


06/14/24 – 10:54 am – slow Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a mutable opposition to Neptune, the fourth aspect of the day, the Moon goes void-of-Course for 18 minutes before entering cardinal air Libra at 11:12 am.  This is the beginning of a new Moon-Neptune cycle.  Not starting something new for 18 minutes doesn’t sound too difficult; however, with Neptune involved, there is no telling what “new thing” might come up that you might have to “do it now!”  Make sure you understand the task and expectations.  Don’t hurry.  Haste makes waste.


06/14/24 – 2:39 pm – slow Moon waning air trine retrograde Pluto

This is the fifth aspect of the day and the beginning of the transition from waxing to waning aspects.  If you haven’t been, you should now begin to focus some of your energy on those things that need to be completed this week or this month.  The waning trine is the pause and review where you are at with your work.  Now plan your actions for the crisis of consciousness square which is next in sequence.


06/14/24 – 8:44 pm – slow Moon waxing air trine Jupiter

Just 36 minutes earlier, the Moon made a waxing inconjunct/quincunx to Mars which could add some “spice” to the evening.  With Mars involved, this could actually feel like a sudden pain from some unknown source.  Focus on what you are feeling, how you would describe it, and where it is located. 

The waxing air trine gives one time to pause and reflect on any recent actions taken and how they are developing.  If not to your satisfaction or as expected, what then will you do about it?  Make a plan, then either get started on it or set it aside for tomorrow.


06/15/24 – There are no exact major or inconjunct/quincunx aspects today.

Just because there are no exact aspects between the transiting (in the sky) planets, doesn’t mean you get the day off.  They could be making aspects to your planets and as such, this could be an average day, a very good day or a very bad day, or anything in between for you.  Don’t panic.  Pay attention.  Avoid impulsive decisions or risky behavior.  Relax and observe life as it unfolds around you.

06/16/24 – Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there!

06/16/24 – 2:14 am – slow Moon waning inconjunct/quincunx Saturn

While I don’t usually start the day with this aspect, since there aren’t any major aspects until later this afternoon, I wanted to give you a head’s up for the day.  There will be two inconjunct/quincunxes followed by four major aspects today.  Almost 12 hours later, the Moon will make a waxing inconjunct/quincunx to Uranus.  It is probably a good thing that these two aspects are so far apart as Saturn and Uranus don’t always play well together.  Uranus is Saturn’s father but is sometimes referred to as the “teenager” of the Zodiac because of His unpredictable nature.  These are both uncomfortable aspects, possibly made even more so as the adult son, Saturn, is sharing the stage with His sometimes juvenile father.  Seek the clear path through any chaos that might erupt around you.


06/16/24 – 4:14 pm – slow Moon waxing air trine Sun

It is another waxing trine.  Check your work.  Does everything seem to be alright?  If so, you can move on, but if not, or if you aren’t sure, check again.  Don’t be afraid to ask a co-worker or your boss (if you have one), for their opinion.


06/16/24 – 8:46 pm – (OOB) Venus waxing mutable square Neptune

After this, Venus will go void-of-course for a bit over 2 1/2 hours.  This is the crisis of action square.  With Venus out-of-bounds and void-of-course avoid making any major financial decisions or changes.  Play nice with your partner, family, friends, and any others in your “circle.”  Don’t try to start a new relationship that you think could be significant.  Or for that matter, it is best not to try to take an existing relationship to the next level.  Wait until Venus is in Cancer before trying to move it forward.


06/16/24 – 11:05 pm – slow Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waxing air trine to (OOB) Mercury, the Moon goes void-of-course for 33 minutes.  It is late.  If you think of something you forgot to do, didn’t do, or may have done wrong, write it down.  If it isn’t something you can deal with right now, then set it aside for tomorrow or whenever you can do it.


06/16/24 – 11:20 pm – (OOB) Venus enters cardinal water Cancer

This is the Moon’s home.  She is the other feminine point.  Some may respond by being more affectionate, more understanding, or more protective.  While others may seem more sensitive, more irritable, or overly attentive to the point of “smothering.”  Don’t be the “smother mother or father.”  Appreciate the beauty around you.  Compliment those closest to you for their best traits or characteristics.

Two minutes later the Moon will make a waning inconjunct/quincunx to Neptune and then, 16 minutes later She will enter Scorpio.  Just two minutes after that, She will make a waxing water trine to Venus to end the day.  With Neptune involved you may have some irritating dreams, visions, or perceptions.  Now in fixed water, never forget, revenge can be sweet, Scorpio, old hurts, painful memories, or missed opportunities may come up as you sleep or when you least expect them.  Note any dreams you have.  What you saw, heard, felt, and any other sensations that come to you.  Be as descriptive as you can.


06/17/24 – 12:41 am – (OOB) Mercury waxing mutable square Neptune

Following this, Mercury will go void-of-course for about 1 1/2 hours before entering Cancer at 2:07 am.  This crisis of action square may have you “running for your life” in your dream, or it may have you facing some feared dilemma.  Note any dreams, insights or anything out of the normal that comes in the night.  Now in the Moon’s Cancer home, Mercury may have some sharing stories of things they have done to protect or nurture their loved ones and families.  Some may talk about what to do while others may talk of what they have actually done. 

Just 47 minutes later, the Moon will make a waning fixed square to retrograde Pluto.  This is the crisis of consciousness square.  Note any dreams or anything that comes to you in the night as it may help you with your work today.


06/17/24 – 5:43 am – (OOB) Mercury cardinal conjunction (OOB) Venus

Both are on the far side of the Sun and in direct forward motion, so this is the most like a “real conjunction” of any of their possibilities.  This time their meeting is at 0 Cancer 20’.  The Sabian Symbol for this degree is “A sailor ready to hoist a new flag to replace an old one.”  This suggests that there may be something old, worn, broken, or no longer of value to you that you are hesitant to get rid of.  Maybe you haven’t even thought about it for a while.  But like all conjunctions, this one suggests that it is time to start something new or perhaps get rid of something old, broken, or of no value.  You may want to wait until you get a “new one” before you dispose of the old one, just in case.


06/17/24 – 12:10 pm – slow Moon fixed opposition Mars

This is the midpoint in their current cycle.  After this, it will be waning aspects all the way to their next conjunction.  Time to review stuff and make sure it is ready to move forward toward completion.

Just over two hours earlier, the Moon made a waxing inconjunct/quincunx to Jupiter.  With the big guy involved, any irritation, annoyance, or uncertainty that comes with this aspect may get blown out of proportion.  Don’t make a little issue or problem into a bigger one.  Keep things in perspective.


06/17/24 – 8:13 pm – (OOB) Mercury waxing inconjunct/quincunx retrograde Pluto

This combination could actually be beneficial as they combine to offer assistance with something that you may not have known that you required help with.  It may take some irritation or anxiety to get your attention, but if it happens, don’t just dismiss it.  Figure out what it is about and what you should or need to do.


06/18/24 – 7:12 am – (OOB) Venus waxing inconjunct/quincunx retrograde Pluto

Last night it was Mercury, this morning it is Venus’ turn.  This one could have to do with a relationship or major financial commitment you are considering.  If you can’t relate to this, then maybe they just didn’t have anything for you … this time.


06/18/24 – 1:19 pm – accelerating Moon waning water trine Saturn

This is the pause and consider what actions you should take next to keep things moving to completion.  Keep timelines and priorities in mind as you consider what your next action should be.


06/19/24 – 12:24 am – accelerating Moon fixed opposition Uranus

This looks to be another busy day as this is the first of four major and three inconjunct/quincunx aspects plus the Moon will change signs today.  She appears to be speeding up and so things may start to happen more quickly.  If something wakes you in the night, be sure to note as much information about it as you can.  Was it a sound, a dream, your imagination, or something real?  What time was it?  What were you feeling?  You can analyze it later, after your day gets started.


06/19/24 – 7:18 am – accelerating Moon goes Out-of-Bounds South

The Moon is at 28 Scorpio 49’ as She moves lower, beyond the Sun’s southern boundary.  She may be trying to get us to remember something or someone from the past.  It could be something we forgot to do, someone we haven’t thought of in some time, or perhaps a lesson learned that could now provide the solution to a difficulty we are facing.  It may happen today, or it may not happen for a day or more, when we least expect it.  If or when it happens, don’t ignore it.


06/19/24 – 9:19 am – accelerating (OOB) Moon goes Void-of-Course

Following a waning water trine to Neptune, the Moon goes void-of-course for 13 minutes before entering Sagittarius at 9:32 am.  Perfect time for your morning coffee break or to just keep working on whatever you are working on.  If something new shows up, look at it if you like, but unless it requires your immediate attention, save it until the Moon is in Sagittarius.

Just over two hours earlier, the Moon made a waxing inconjunct/quincunx to the Sun.  This could be anything from an irritating sunburn you got yesterday to an annoying neighbor, dog or bird that woke you too early.  If so, you got the message, now you just need to figure out what it is.


06/19/24 – 12:32 pm – average (OOB) Moon waning sextile retrograde Pluto

This is the last major aspect before the conjunction.  Keep your eye on the goal and what you need to get finished this week, this month so you can start that important new thing that is coming your way.

Just over three hours later, the Moon will make a waxing inconjunct/quincunx to Venus.  Is it a relationship issue that is irritating you or perhaps that new suit or pair of pants that doesn’t seem to fit like it did when you tried it on?  Usually, these are little irritations, the kind of things that life seems to be full of at times.  You just need to know when that little irritation is really just covering for a BIG one just under the surface.  Don’t lose sight of the big picture while you are distracted by the little things in life.

06/19/24 – 8:22 pm – average Moon mutable opposition Jupiter

This is the midpoint in their current cycle.  Oppositions are about balance and teamwork.  No one is an island alone.  If you have been unable to resolve a big problem or issue, this may give you the opportunity to take your personal power back and find your solution.

Just 18 minutes later, the Moon will make a waxing inconjunct/quincunx to (OOB) Mercury to end the day.  Does it seem as if your mind is preoccupied with several things?  Perhaps you can’t stop the dialog in your head.  This is just the way it is.  Sometimes the path of life is smooth and easy, other times it may seem like an uphill struggle all the way.  Keep your focus and continue moving forward.


06/20/24 – 12:47 am – average (OOB) Moon waning inconjunct/quincunx Mars

Coming in the night, you might just roll over, scratch and keep sleeping.  Or it may stick in your head and keep you from getting back to sleep.  This is the inconjunct/quincunx that follows the opposition.  With Mars involved it may be a dream or you may find when you wake that you are feeling invigorated or maybe feeling more tired than when you went to bed.  There are usually many possibilities as to how something may manifest.


06/20/24 – 11:12 am – Sun waxing mutable square Neptune

Following this the Sun goes void-of-course in preparation for the Summer Solstice and their entrance into Cancer, the first sign of summer.  This is the crisis of action square.  Don’t rush into things.  Neptune may try to mislead you, so proceed cautiously.


06/20/24 – 1:51 pm – Sun enters Cancer

This is the Summer Solstice, the Sun is now as high in the sky as they will get, beyond this, only some of the planets can go.  It may be a couple of days or so before it will appear to begin crossing ever so slightly lower as it traverses the daytime sky.  Soon you will notice that the days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting longer again.


06/20/24 – 9:08 pm – average Moon waning mutable square Saturn

This is the crisis of consciousness square.  With Saturn involved, keep it real.  No easy way out will do.  Any choices you make to eliminate, set aside, or get rid of something must be justified and result in a better quality product in the end. 

Forecast for June 21-30

On the 21st there will be a full Moon at 1 Cancer 07’ after which the days will continue to be a mix of major and inconjunct/quincunx aspects generally of a waning nature for the rest of the month.  The exception will be on the 29th, when Saturn will station retrograde joining Pluto in apparent backward motion.  Note, when planets appear to be retrograde, they are closer to the earth and their energy may be stronger.

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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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16 responses to “AstroWatch”

  1. Jim Sher says:

    Pacific Daylight time is what is being used right now.

  2.' Leslee Cook says:

    I’m sorry I’m new to reading your column. I love the exact times but are you referring to PST or GMT?

  3. Jim Sher says:

    Yes, Katerina, Venus did enter Aquarius on Monday, January 2nd at 6:09pm PST.

  4.' Katerina Rellos says:

    Hi Jim, you mention Venus in Capricorn with the Cancer moon today. I have read other astrological sources which mention that Venus is now in Aquarius since January 2nd. I would appreciate you clearing up my current confusion regarding the actual Venus placement now. Thanking you in advance, Katerina Rellos

  5.' Diana Mrewinkel says:

    Re: your comment on “like kidney stones”, unfortunately not true. My father’s stones were subjected to lithotripsy back in the late 1990s. Maximum 3 treatments were permitted. His stones stood their ground. At least he was not in discomfort.
    I enjoyed this reading otherwise.

  6.' shakthi says:

    Interesting. Thank for your efforts!

  7.' Carmela Smith says:

    Thank you for your insights

  8.' 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.

  9. 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.

  10.' 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!

  11.' 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.

  12. 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.

  13.' 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!

  14.' andy says:

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

  15.' 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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