Solstice, June 20, 2012*
by Marlene Pfeifle, CAP
Chart for Washington, D.C.
The first day of summer in
the Northern hemisphere
*June 20, 2012 is the Winter Solstice in the Southern hemisphere
here for Printable Chart
Upcoming Astrological Events of the Season
June 24, Uranus square
Pluto at 8° Aries/ Capricorn (first of two passages
June 25, Jupiter
square Neptune at 3° Gemini/ Pisces
June 25, Saturn direct
at 22° Libra
June 27, Venus direct
at 7° Gemini
July 13, Uranus turns
retrograde at 8° Aries, continuing Rx for a repeat of
the Uranus square Pluto aspect in September at 7°
July 15, Mercury
retrograde at 12° Leo
August 8, Mercury
direct at 1° Leo
September 15, Pluto
direct at 6° Capricorn
square Pluto at 7° Aries/ Capricorn
September 22, Autumnal
The Summer Solstice occurs Wednesday, June 20, 2011 at
7:08:48 pm EDT, Washington D.C.
of Astrological Events
Uranus square Pluto is the
astrological theme for this chart and for the summer. The season
begins with, and ends with, a repeat of the Uranus square Pluto
aspect in September. (see exact dates
in list above) This aspect
is MOST significant not only because it is the closest planetary
aspect by degree, but because of the implication of its meaning.
it suggests in the Washington D.C. chart is a summer filled with
demonstrations and demands from the people. It's an election year,
and people want change and reform in government. (The first house
represents the people. Pluto is the demand for transformation
and reform - the fourth house Uranus, is the restless urge for
reform in their government.)
Actually, they want change and reform NOW - and their demands
A square aspect is tense, dynamic energy pitting the nature of
the planets and the signs they are in against each other to force
an outcome. Uranus in Aries is bold, impatient, impulsive and
rebellious in the quest for individual freedom; Pluto in Capricorn,
like a dark version of the comic book superhero, Superman, will
only accept "Truth, Justice, and the American Way".
Pluto will expose corruption and eliminate whatever is necessary
for a positive end result. However, Pluto in Capricorn DOESN'T
want to "throw the baby out with the bath water" and
likes to move slowly and deliberately with control, destroying
what stands in its path, but resisting impulsive, impatient rebel
rousing and "change just for change sake".
Uranus in the fourth house
suggests the possibility of unusual, disruptive, destructive
weather. One never really can predict Uranus energy
as it represents what is unexpected. Earthquakes, floods,
tornadoes, hurricanes, and loss of electricity due to the unusual
weather are possible. Have a first aid kit handy, along with plenty
of batteries, and extra food and water supplies in case of emergency.
Keep your fuel tank filled in case you need to evacuate quickly.
Uranus turns retrograde July
When Uranus turns retrograde, Kaye Shinker taught that for the
markets "about 4 days before the exact retrograde Uranus
reverses the market trend. Following the Rx motion 80% of
the time the markets creep up."
Pluto turns direct September
Stay alert in the market. Pluto has been known to coincide
with a short term cycle low or high 4 to 8 days after the aspect
Summer Solstice Sun appears
in the Seventh house with the Moon
The seventh house is the house of partners and significant
others, as well as one's public enemies. (Sometimes partners can
be open enemies!) Consider the Congress and the Executive
branch of government. They need to work together for the people
(first house represents the people, seventh house, others), but
very often they put their own agendas first, putting politics
before the people.
The Sun and the Moon in the seventh of this USA chart emphasizes
the need for co-operation and working together as a nation
and with allied countries. The seventh house is basically
a balancing act for the people and the nation as a whole, recognizing
who our enemies are, within and wherever.
Jupiter (chart ruler) in
the sixth house
Jupiter rules this Sagittarius rising chart, spotlighting the
importance of foreign affairs, and emphasizing the position of
the Sun and Moon in the seventh house.
Jupiter will square Neptune
on June 25
This aspects suggests higher fuel prices, and driving
(third house) to work (sixth house) is going to cost more! Also
taking small holiday out-of-town trips will be more expensive
than we planned for. Oil companies (represented by both
Jupiter and Neptune) will profit during this time of high unemployment
and an unhealthy economy.
Jupiter moved into Gemini
Gemini sectors for investors are in the spotlight.
Also consider those things that will be in short supply are the
sectors ruled by Virgo and Pisces. Kaye Shinker's Textbook
for Financial Astrology discusses the topic Jupiter squaring
sectors. (Lesson 10 on page 25 of Book #3 )
Watch the market as Jupiter
touches off the Gemini eclipse degrees of 0° and 14 °mutable
Venus Rx in Gemini, in the
sixth house with Jupiter
Lots of big scattered ideas and no realistic solutions for job
growth! Venus is retrograde until June 27, and until Venus
turns direct we are going to see uncertainty in the banking industry
and volatility in the financial market. Venus rules money,
and monetary policy decisions made will be reevaluated which in
turn create an ever- changing environment of unpredictability
in the market.
June 27, Venus direct at
We saw what happened in the market the day Venus turned
retrograde - Venus direct can have the very same sort of implications.
Venus direct often correlates with a reversal in the market.
Mercury is in the eighth
house, sextile Mars in the ninth house, square Saturn in the tenth
The USA is getting no where fast on Main Street and with Wall
Street. Much work is needed to fix the problems we are dealing
with this summer. The problem is that we are emotionally stuck
to old ideas. Security is a big issue - fear of public failure
permeates the minds of government leaders who are perceptive enough
to know to try another way, but don't.
Mercury goes retrograde in
Leo on July 15 until August 8th - We barely have a couple
weeks after Venus turns direct before Mercury appears to go "backward"
in retrograde motion in the sky! Thankfully, Venus doesn't turn
directions three or more times a year! Mercury does.
Approximately every three months
we should prepare ourselves for about a three week break.
It's a time best used to rest up, relax, rejuvinate...and do all
sorts of things that begin with the letters "re". And
the REason we should do that is because Mercury retrograde is
a time when communications break down, misunderstandings occur,
computerized electrical gadgets are likely to go on the blink,
transportation goes every which way but loose, and shipping anything
becomes a nightmare. That's because Mercury rules both Gemini
and Virgo and has dominion over transportation, commerce, buying
and selling, communications, and negotiations. And last, but not
least - computers!
Back up your computers, take your
car in for repair, and if you are in the market trading, "take
profits too soon!" as Raymond Merriman likes to say. It
is a time when normal price support and resistance lines fail,
and traders press the "buy" button instead of the "sell"
button. So do yourself a favor and REmember to take extra
caution talking, traveling and trading during this time. Don't
make major purchases or change jobs. You just might wonder why
the heck you made those decisions when Mercury turns direct again!
Saturn goes direct June 25
- Saturn is finally almost done with Libra. Just a few more degrees
and he hopes all the balancing and fair play rules are done for
the summer and until next time - in the Year 2039!
So all you Libras can start to relax...well, for at least for
7 years when Saturn squares your Sun sign. Hope ya'll learned
your lessons well. Scorpios, you are put on notice! Saturn
goes into Scorpio, in October this year.
Saturn changing directions
in the market often coincides with market reversals. Raymond
Merriman says that "If prices are rising to a new cycle
high in the primary cycle, traders might look for an opportunity
to sell short. If instead prices are declining into this same
time band, and a primary or greater cycle trough time band is
also in effect, traders would be advised to look for opportunities
to buy." (From his book, The
Ultimate Book On Stock Market Timing, Geocosmic Correlations to
Neptune in the third house
Sensationalism in the media and literature. It is hard to
trust what the media reports.
When traveling, take extra safety precautions. Reconfirm
reservations and pack extra in your carry on in case luggage is
Happy Independence Day July
Happy Labor Day September
Have a safe and happy summer! Marley
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