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An Intense Month of Challenges and Going Deeper Within

An Intense Month of Challenges and Going Deeper Within Michelle Karén

On top of two eclipses, six of the ten planets are retrograde this month. June will be challenging, forcing us to go deeper within ourselves to examine our choices in every area of our lives.

Jupiter remains retrograde this whole month until September 13. Its shadow period extends until December 6, 2020. The degrees traveled in June (26°45’ to 24°08’ Capricorn) are associated with the following images: “pilgrims climbing the steep steps leading to a mountain shrine,” “a nature spirit dancing in the iridescent mist of a waterfall,” and “a store filled with precious oriental rugs.” The next three-and-a-half months are a time to count our blessings, appreciate all the little things we take for granted, and reaffirm our faith in ourselves and in the world in general. We could delve deeper in our philosophies of life, discover our true talents, and become more aware of the laws governing the universe. This is also an important time to redefine our relationship to abundance and how we can create more prosperity for ourselves and others.

Saturn remains retrograde this whole month until September 29. Its shadow period lasts until January 4, 2021. The degrees covered in June (1°36’ to 0°07’ Aquarius) are symbolized by “an unexpected thunderstorm,” and “an old adobe mission in California.” We are likely to have to face the consequences of past choices and actions. This is a time to reap what we have sown. Restrictions and limitations are testing our faith and confronting us with our fears, sense of solitude, and lack of control over external circumstances. We need to remain positive, brave, and calm. Disciplining our minds so that we can act in responsible and constructive manners will enable us to emerge from these four months more focused, stronger, and wiser.