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June 1, 2020

The news at this time is still grim. The USA, Russia and Brazil continue to climb in cases and deaths related to Covid-19 as of this writing. Social unrest in the United States is dividing the country while their nation’s leader appears to fan the flames of anger and violence. The negative news media is working overtime to convince us that the whole world is going crazy or dying of the coronavirus while also not reporting on the number of health recoveries or other good news.

There is always good news; it’s a matter of perspective. Astrology is all about making the best of what is happening no matter how good or bad life can be. Like the weather, it is neither good or bad it just is. You can read the weather patterns yourself over time and be able to know when it may rain or snow. Astrology works much in the same way.

Good astrologers do not tell you that doom and gloom is inevitable; life tells us that, or the media, or the whack-jobs. People who live a life with faith in a higher power or themselves learn to manage their lives and crises well, in spite of those people or institutions that try to manipulate with fear.

When living life from a fear perspective you attract all kinds of other negative emotions and events because others feed on your fear and manipulate you. Fear throws one off guard in an unfamiliar stance or place making it easier to knock you down. It’s hard to know where to go when frozen or held back by fear. Bullies know this and it’s why they abuse and torment to make you feel fear and become easier to control. Fear is not a great place in which to live a life and it is not healthy to let fear control your life.

When living life with faith in yourself or a higher power, or hope for the greater good in humanity it wouldn’t matter what planetary cycles or aspects occur. Your faith in yourself will lead you through anything and perhaps you may be helped by your higher power. Which one do you focus on more? Faith or fear?

The outer planets in astrology indicate more long-term situations and can have a bearing on a larger number of people of a sun sign over time. The advice given here is to help facilitate an understanding of what may be going on in your life in general if it fits at all. Perhaps you will find some months the horoscopes are accurate for you but not all months. Hopefully I’m accurate with the good news only!

Several planets continue to be retrograde as we begin the month and as mentioned these retrograde planets indicate areas of our lives where we need to put more focus. How one decides what to do about a situation will usually dictate how events turn out. Example; if it’s suggested for Aries to remain patient a little while longer it is because the astrologer sees a planetary configuration will challenge their patience during this time. Remaining patient may help bring a positive outcome; being impatient likely will not. The lesson is always in your reaction to what happens to you. Do you normally react with fear or with faith?

As we are all challenged now by a pandemic and the accompanying frustration and unrest we’re beginning to see the results of fear and panic, but also we are seeing how some people have come together to try to make things better. I suggested last month for readers to take stock of their situations and to ask themselves are they helping to recover from this crisis or are they adding to it by spreading false news, anger, frustration, fear and selfish disregard for others?

The retrograde planets will continue to bring focus on the areas of your life where you need to make positive changes. First by noting what needs to change that is less costly in time, resources and money (Venus retrograde). Also, regarding financial resources the Jupiter and Saturn retrogrades challenge you to restructure your life in response to the crisis in the best way that works for you and others. One should not win out over the other.

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Pluto retrograde continues to encourage us to lay new foundations and replace the ones destroyed or taken away as only then can you rebuild your life on firm footing. Some can keep the same foundations but renovation is required.

Neptune begins a retrograde in its own sign of Pisces on June 22nd until November 28th and we will have to face even more reality during this time. That is not necessarily bad. A lot of what our world was concerned with before Covid-19 was based on things that don’t feed our soul like random material needs or luxuries yet many feel their soul and bank account drained as if on a treadmill. This pandemic has forced everyone to deal with family and other needs that are much more important than having the latest make-up, clothing, car or vacation.

The reality we are left with in 2020 may prove to be a wake up call for a lot of people, pushing them to focus on what is truly important. Helping each other recover and not allowing the pandemic or political leaders to tear us apart any further is a better response. Politicians should be held accountable for their behaviour most importantly at election time. Retrograde planets can indicate a time of major resets in society and it appears we have an opportunity to make the world great again by voting and pitching in where we can.

Mercury begins another retrograde cycle on June 17th lasting until July 12th. Read more here about what to expect in general.

As relationships are restricted, renovated or if they end while Venus is retrograde, upon its return to direct motion after June 24th most of us should see a return to less social distancing and the beginning of enacting a new normal in relationships and society. Don’t expect this to be smooth however at least until after Mercury is direct again in mid-July.

Lastly, an announcement of sorts. After careful consideration of my personal future I’ve decided to return to professional practice of astrology, reading horoscopes for clients beginning in mid-July for two very good reasons. It is work I can do from home via the internet, and I’m confident a personal horoscope reading may help some people find a better footing as we all begin to move forward this summer from an unimaginable worldwide crisis.

The launch of the new astrology media will be announced in the near future and I hope you’ll stay tuned.

Click on your zodiac sign below to see what may be in store for you in June 2020.

Aries the Ram – March 21 to April 20

Taurus the Bull – April 21 to May 21

Gemini the Twins – May 22 to June 21

Cancer the Crab – June 22 to July 22

Leo the Lion – July 23 to August 22

Virgo the Virgin – August 23 to September 23

Libra the Scales – September 24 to October 23

Scorpio the Scorpion – October 24 to November 22

Sagittarius the Archer – November 23 to December 21

Capricorn the Goat-Fish – December 22 to January 20

Aquarius the Water-Bearer – January 21 to February 19

Pisces the Fishes – February 20 to March 20

Astrology has been popular off and on for over 5000 years and has evolved over 5 millennia to become 3 separate primary branches. Ayurvedic (or Vedic) astrology, perhaps the progenitor of all modern astrological systems, is one of the oldest forms and is generally practiced and followed in India and Hindu cultures around the world. Chinese astrology is derived from Ayurvedic astrology and is widely followed in countries with large Asian populations, originating in China. Western astrology was developed through Persian and Greco-Roman influences over the last 2500 years, with these ancient cultures applying their own names and interpretations of the signs and planets now so familiar.

Historically, most every indigenous culture worldwide developed their own unique form of astrology, often independently from other cultures, such as Celtic astrology, North American First Nations animal medicine astrology, Egyptian, Mayan and Aztec astrology.

Although all 3 primary systems of astrology are quite different from one another, it’s interesting to note that they correspond with the 3 primary branches of medicine; Ayurvedic, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and modern allopathic (Western) medicine. In the Americas, Europe and parts of Oceania, Western astrology is most widely followed.

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