Asperitus Casting Runes...
Having just thrashed last month's recalcitrant family member with barbed wire yet again, telling her/him it's to protect the sanctity of your home and the beatings will stop when morale improves, you retire to your room to contemplate the onset of enlightenment. For some days now you've been so absorbed in your own thoughts that all those around you are convinced you're losing your mind. Those who look from a broader perspective may be unable to see any marked difference in your current behaviour. However, enough of that nonsense! Let's get down to the business of jolly month of June.
There's trouble right from the outset, little crustaceans, so be prepared! The great Sol Invicti in Gemini is involved in a cosmic wrestling match with underworld Pluto in Sagittarius. This comes to a head on June 4th, upsetting the balance of matters in your solar twelfth and sixth houses. Hidden enemies, power struggles, unforeseen occurrences, general tension and stresses will trouble the climate of work and health. You might be abused by a longshoreman from Plymouth, or misread by a psychic from Napoli.
Traditionally, when the great Sol Invicti moves through the solar twelfth house, we're supposed to look at childhood patterns and secret sorrows from the past as the source of all our ills. If we dig deep into this cauldron of psychological dysfunction, we'll be able to release a back load of toxic emotion and change our world into a better place. Well, that's the theory!
Now, if you believe all this rubbish, you're even sillier than I thought. My suggestion is that you simply throw a tantrum, blame everyone and everything in the vicinity and then stamp away in a state of high dudgeon. You should be familiar enough with this process, as it's generally how you deal with problems. When Mercury the messenger turns retrograde on the selfsame day, you'll return home (while everyone bitches about you behind your back), lock yourself in your study, and then the voices will start!
I mentioned last month the entry of a powerful spirit guide into the arena of your life. When the FULL MOON comes on June 6th, after the lunar light conjoins with underworld Pluto, the spirit of an aging novelist from the court of Versailles manifests in your bedroom at three o'clock in the morning. He is a powdered and perfumed irascible old gentleman. He intrudes on the privacy of your boudoir while you're having one of your eating binges and wearing those ghastly sea green pajamas your astrologer told you to wear. He rants on about nothing in particular (French was never your strong point) until you begin to think that there may be no actual difference at all between insanity and dialogue with spirit. That is, until he mentions his deep and abiding hatred of the layabout peasantry and the idle urban poor. Then, he has your attention. Over a succession of eerie nights' concourse, he convinces you that the only failure of the French Revolution was that of the aristocracy. They failed to take firm and decisive action to defend the sanctity of the homeland and their homes (palatial ones at that) early enough in the piece. With retrograde Mercury in Gemini opposing Chiron in Sagittarius and Venus the goddess in Taurus squaring mystic Neptune, he offers you the opportunity to channel his spirit. In this way he will promote the overthrow of the power of the middle and working classes of the 21st century by urging the dwindling but still vibrant aristocracy to throw off the shackles of public service and return to the life of indolence and decadent power.
You think this sounds promising. Prince Harry might be a goer, but Edward, never! Oh well! Then, on June 18th, with retrograde Mercury conjoining with giant Jupiter, your guide explains to you that this will cause others (and yourself) to doubt your sanity and you'll probably lose your money and your home (doing this professionally doesn't pay), but it will all be in a noble cause! Well, wouldn't that give a little crab pause for thought!
When the great Sol Invicti moves into your sign on June 21st, bringing the solstice, the NEW MOON and a solar eclipse, you decide to give it all a miss and tell the French fart to piss off back to the shadow realms! By the time Mercury the messenger goes direct on June 28th, you're sufficiently over your tantrum to return to work. Anyway, your children are tired of phoning the office to say you're sick, even if a lot of planets moving through your solar twelfth house is a good reason for illness. Besides, no one there is bitching about you anymore. In fact, most of them have forgotten who you are.
When Venus the goddess squares revolutionary Uranus in Aquarius and your solar eighth house, you decide to try embezzling company funds, as the spiritual life was such a disappointment. After all, it won't harm any small animals and it will help to preserve the sanctity of your home. See you next month, crustaceans! You might be reading this from the sanctity of your very own prison cell.
Aries, the Ram
Taurus, the Bull
Gemini, the Twins
Cancer, the Crab
Leo, the Lion
Virgo, the Virgin
Libra, the Scales
Scorpio, the Scorpion
Sagittarius, the Archer
Capricorn, the Sea Goat
Aquarius, the Water Bearer
Pisces, the Fishes