Current Aspects

June 22
to 30, 2017

all interpretations written & copyrighted by Jenny Yates


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Jupiter inconjunct Neptune
(14° Libra/Pisces)

Jupiter is always an expansive force, and during
this time, it’s expanding Neptune, the planet of
imagination, intuition, ambivalence, poetry,
drugs, romance, and all altered states.
There’s some tendency to drift with this transit.  
This isn’t always a bad thing, since a little
drifting can give time for your emotions to catch
up with your mind.  But you can also drift right
past things that you were going to do, and then
find out that you missed your chance.

And so there are some confused people
wandering around.  Some folks are just trying to
feed their addictions, or find evidence for their
conspiracy theories. Some are enthralled with
fantasies that only they can see.

Others are trying to make the world a better
place, without any idea of how to do it.  You
want very badly to do the right thing, and to be
fair and impartial with your loved ones, as well
as with complete strangers.  But sometimes you
just don’t know.  What is the right thing?  

Jupiter in Libra is very idealistic, but there can
also be a tendency to see things in an either/or
way.  This is good, that’s bad.  And this can
mean a lot of time processing which words to
use, which political tack to take, which legal
avenues to pursue.  But with Jupiter inconjunct
Neptune, there’s a tendency for things to shift,
just when you thought you had them figured
out.  This can be pretty unnerving.

So this is not the best time to press for
resolution.  What seems to clear to you is
probably a bit murky to someone else.  Feelings
look for justifications, sometimes picking up very
weird ideas to cloak themselves in.  It’s a
confusing time, and the bottom line is to stay
healthy and sane all through it.   

This is noticeable from April 29 to July
23.                             

It's exact for the first time
in NYC: Weds, May 17, 4:37 am
in Vancouver: Weds, May 17, 1:37 am  
in London: Weds, May 17, 9:37 am  
in Singapore: Weds, May 17, 4:37 pm   
in Sydney: Weds, May 17, 6:37 pm

It's exact for the second time
in NYC: Weds, July 5, 12:19 am
in Vancouver: Tues, July 4, 9:19 pm  
in London: Weds, July 5, 5:19 am
in Singapore: Weds, July 5, 12:19 pm   
in Sydney: Weds, July 5, 2:19 pm

April 29 to July 23
Jupiter inconjunct Neptune

June 26 to 28
Mercury trine Neptune

June 27 to 30
Venus inconjunct Saturn

June 23 to 29
Mars trine Neptune

June 26 to 28
Mercury square Jupiter

June 27 to 30
Mercury conjunct Mars

June 29 to July 5
Mars oppose Pluto

June 28 to 30
Mercury oppose Pluto

Venus sextile Neptune
(14° Taurus/Pisces)

This is a very sensual,
pleasurable and creative time.  
Venus is the planet of artists,
and in an earth sign, it’s very
concrete.  Your imagination is
working overtime, and you want
to turn all your visions and
inspirations into physical form.  

Venus in Taurus gives special
delight in all sensation,
especially touch and sound, and
so this is a particularly good
time for musicians and for
craftspeople and sculptors.  
Whether you’re an artist, or just
an ordinary person walking
through the world and
appreciating the beauty all
around you, it’s a time of
enhanced awareness. It’s easier
for you to be dazzled, to be
carried away by light and color
and rhythm and mood.     

This transit is also good for
relationships.  It’s easier to
accept others now, with all their
foibles and eccentricities.  It’s
easier to express your
affections, to lend a hand when
needed, to offer a shoulder to
cry on.  Some reserve may melt
away, even from people who are
usually wary of human
interaction.  

This is noticeable June 28 to
22.                               

It's exact
in NYC:  Tues, June 20,

4:25 am     
in Vancouver: Tues, June 20,
1:25 am     
in London: Tues, June 20,

9:25 am     
in Singapore: Tues, June 20,
4:25 pm        
in Sydney: Tues, June 20,

6:25 pm     

Sun conjunct Mercury
(0° Cancer)

This is a time of extra mental
energy and mental sensitivity,
but it’s not particularly
objective.  Ideas have a strong
emotional charge, and you may
find yourself working hard to
convince yourself and others of
the things that you want to be
true.  Still, your mind is working
really well.  You’re creative and
imaginative, and your memory
is vivid.

This is a great time to connect
with your family and close
friends, and to tell people how
much you care about them.  
You might take some time for
old family stories and
traditions.  For example, you
could spend the evening
playing cards with your family,
or looking through old photo
albums, or visiting the old
haunts in your childhood
neighborhood.  

Or you could forge new
traditions.  There’s a tribal feel
to the sun/Mercury conjunction
in Cancer, and so this is a good
time to get together with friends
and go camping, creating
wonderful memories as you
gather around the campfire
every night.  Or you could invite
the neighbors over for
barbecue, and that could be
your new summer tradition.  It’s
a great time to forge new
connections or strengthen old
ones through visiting, feasting,
cooking, talking, and writing.    

This is noticeable June 19 to
23.      

It's exact
in NYC: Weds, June 21,

10:14 am
in Vancouver: Weds, June 21,
7:14 am  
in London: Weds, June 21,

3:14 pm
in Singapore: Weds, June 21,
10:14 pm   
in Sydney: Thurs, June 22,

12:14 am  

Mars square Jupiter
(13° Cancer/Libra)

The idealism of Jupiter in Libra is
stimulated during this transit.  You want to
do great things, to make the world a
better place, to give a helping hand to all
the orphans and kittens and stray
puppies.  And you may be able to do
some of this, because this transit gives
lots of positive energy.  But the danger is
that you can be over-ambitious or over-
confident.  You can be so sure of what’s
needed that you ignore anything that
doesn’t fit in with your world view.  

Mars in Cancer is very emotional, and not
particularly objective.  So what seems
absolutely essential to you may be quite
peripheral to someone else.  It can be
very hard to wrap your mind around this,
and there’s the danger of lashing out at
others, calling them hard-hearted, over-
reacting in a way that hurts your own
cause.  You could even find yourself in
legal trouble.  

Family relationships could be particularly
demanding during this time, and you may
feel that you’re putting out a lot of effort
and getting very little back.  If this
happens, it’s wise to examine your past
actions, and to find a more balanced way
to approach things in the future.  Are you
paying attention to boundaries, red flags,
and warning signs?  Are you knocking
yourself out trying to fix things, rather
than to understand them?   

During this time, watch for accidents, and
for damage to valuable objects.  Both
physically and emotionally, stay in
balance.   
  
This is noticeable June 21 to 28.    

It's exact
in NYC: Sun, June 25, 2:07 am
in Vancouver: Sat, June 24, 11:07 pm   
in London: Sun, June 25, 7:07 am  
in Singapore: Sun, June 25, 2:07 pm  
in Sydney: Sun, June 25, 4:07 pm

Venus trine Pluto
(18° Taurus/Capricorn)

This is a time of loyalty, intimacy
and passion.  If you’re in an
established relationship, you can
experience a new commitment,
and new depths of feeling.  If

you’re looking for love, you are
drawn to people with whom you
feel a strong soul connection.  If
you’re not looking for love,
friendship can be equally
significant at this time.  You
understand more and more about
the people in your life, the ones
who matter most to you.  

For artists, this is an excellent
transit, giving skill, concentration,
and great pleasure in everything
you do.  Your work tells the truth,
and gets under people’s skins.  At
the same time,
you’re more receptive to beauty
itself.  

This is also a great transit for
craftspeople, since it happens in
earth signs.  And it’s good for
gardeners, and anyone who
works with natural things.  All work
goes a little more harmoniously,
and you can go deeper with it,
using resources that you might
have ignored before.  You are
more persistent, more focused,
more inclined to keep at
something until
you’ve investigated every facet of
it.       

This is noticeable June 22 to
26.        

It's exact
in NYC:  Sat, June 24, 4:59 am  
in Vancouver: Sat, June 24,

1:59 am  
in London: Sat, June 24,
9:59 am    
in Singapore: Sat, June 24,

4:59 pm     
in Sydney: Sat, June 24, 6:59 pm  

June 18 to 22
Venus sextile Neptune

June 19 to 23
Sun conjunct
Mercury

June 21 to 28
Mars square Jupiter

June 22 to 26
Venus trine Pluto

Mars trine Neptune
(14° Cancer/Pisces)

This watery trine adds to your
sensitivity and intuition, and
keeps the emotions flowing.  You
are much more effective in
everything you do, because you
can feel in your gut whether or
not you’re on the right track.  You
see and hear and sense things
that usually escape you, and your
sense of timing is much more
acute.  You pick up subtle
information, and your nerves and
muscles act on it immediately.   

This is a great aspect for
athletes, as it gives grace and
adds to skill.  It makes all of us
more at home in our bodies, able
to pivot and bend and move in
whatever way is necessary in the
moment.  Psychologically too, it
gives more flexibility.  We are all
more responsive to the emotional
atmosphere, instinctively
responding to the way others feel,
and this makes for more harmony.

This can manifest in some
strange, beautiful and exotic
experiences as well.  There’s
always a little trickster element
with any Neptune aspect.  Things
are not the way they usually are,
but that doesn’t mean that they’re
threatening.  

This is noticeable June 23 to
29.       

It's exact
in NYC: Mon, June 26, 2:18 am  
in Vancouver: Sun, June 25,
11:18 pm
in London:  Mon, June 26,
7:18 am  
in Singapore: Mon, June 26,
2:18 pm     
in Sydney: Mon, June 26,
4:18 pm  

Mercury square Jupiter
(13° Cancer/Libra)

This is a time of enhanced
enthusiasm, but it can mean getting a
bit too carried away.  There’s a desire
to do everything in a big way, to
create a future that is vastly better
than the present.  And to that end,
you may find yourself making
promises that are impossible to keep,
because they involve time or energy
or other resources that you just don’t
have.  Hope isn’t always enough to
carry you through.

Mercury in Cancer is very emotional,
and not particularly objective, and this
can be a real liability at this time.  
Especially if you’re usually a
sentimental sort, you may find lots of
reasons to throw caution to the winds
and go with whatever your heart is
telling you.  

And then you can wake up tomorrow
finding that you’ve adopted nineteen
orphan rabbits, or volunteered to
bake a million cookies for a good
cause, or committed yourself to
running for office so you can fix
everything that’s wrong in your
neighborhood and/or country. And it’s
too late to rethink it.  The rabbits are
already running amok in your
campaign office.  

So think twice.  This is a tricky time for
finances, so it’s not the best time to
buy, sell, or make deals.  Values
could be over-inflated.  And it’s not
great for legal matters, or for dealing
with bureaucracy, as everything could
be a little more complicated than
usual, and your judgment could be
clouded by your hopes and fears.      

This is noticeable June 26 to 28.      

It's exact
in NYC: Tues, June 27, 2:20 pm  
in Vancouver: Tues, June 27,
11:20 am  
in London:  Tues, June 27, 7:20 pm  
in Singapore: Weds, June 28,
2:20 am  
in Sydney: Weds, June 28, 4:20 am  

Mercury trine Neptune
(14° Cancer/Pisces)

It’s a time of enhanced imagination,
intuition, and creativity.  There’s a little
magic in the air. You’re attracted to
whatever is strange and mysterious,
and attuned to very subtle influences.  

This is good for communication,
especially when it comes to close
friends and family members.  You can
unburden your heart, tell someone
you care about them, or share
important information about future
plans. Your memory is also stronger
under this influence, and you can
make some wonderful connections
with people from your past.  You can
also spend some time preserving
memories of the present moment.   

During this time, your mental pictures
are more vivid and expressive, and so
your speech and writing affect people
more strongly.  Your world-view is
more holistic, with a good combination
of intellect and emotional awareness.  
You are very sensitive, very
responsive to atmosphere, and you
can tap into what others are feeling.  

You are more psychic under this
influence, and you can pick up
important information on that level.  At
the same time, it’s not the most
realistic influence in the world, and
there’s some tendency to walk around
in a dream state. This is especially
true since Mercury is also squaring
Jupiter. (See description of this aspect
at left.)  But it’s a good time for
spiritual work, for connecting with
cosmic forces.  And it’s great for
music, poetry, film, and all the more
fluid art-forms.   

This is noticeable June 26 to
28.                     

It's exact
in NYC:  Tues, June 27, 8:22 pm  
in Vancouver: Tues, June 27,
5:22 pm  
in London: Weds, June 28, 1:22 am    
in Singapore: Weds, June 28,
8:22 am       
in Sydney: Weds, June 28,
10:22 am    

Venus inconjunct Saturn
(23° Taurus/Sagittarius)

This isn’t the easiest transit when it
comes to love and intimacy.  
People are often late, and
sometimes completely
unavailable.  People can get so
involved in their own personal
obsessions that they don’t have
time for anyone else.   

Barriers between people can also
spring up because of fear.  You
may have had your heart broken in
the past, perhaps when you were a
little child, perhaps even in a past
life, and this could get between
you and your heart’s desire now.  
You want to break through, to
make a connection, to express the
passion that you feel inside.  But it
isn’t easy.  These old shadows lurk
around you, keeping you from the
one you love.  Even in social
occasions, the fear that you won’t
be liked can keep you home, or
keep you quiet in a corner.    

Artists too can experience fear.  
On the one hand, there’s the joy of
creating.  It feels good, no matter
the outcome.  On the other hand,
there’s that small voice inside you
that’s always comparing you to
some imagined ideal of greatness,
and telling you that what you’re
doing is commonplace.  Listening
to that voice, you may never put
brush to canvas, may let your
violin gather dust, may never follow
up on your inspirations.  Don’t let
this happen.  Tell your inner critic
that the reviews won’t really be in
until you’ve been dead for years.  

This is noticeable June 27 to
30.                       

It's exact
in NYC: Weds, June 28, 9:07 pm     
in Vancouver: Weds, June 28,
6:07 pm     
in London: Thurs, June 29,
2:07 am
in Singapore: Thurs, June 29,
9:07 am   
in Sydney: Thurs, June 29,
11:07 am

Mercury conjunct Mars
(15° Cancer)

This gives a lot of intellectual,
emotional and physical energy.  It
gives speed in processing, quick
intuitive judgments about what’s going
on around you. And so you can
accomplish a lot, especially if you’re
surrounded by other people who feel
the same way.  There’s a tribal
energy about this aspect in Cancer.
It’s good for dancing, singing, story-
telling, and, of course, synchronized
swimming, so it’s the perfect summer
camp aspect.    

It makes for definite, instinctive
responses to stimuli, and if you’re a
dogcatcher or a race-car driver, this
could be very helpful.  If your work
requires more thought, or if you’re in
a situation in which your instincts and
your responsibilities are at odds, you
could run into trouble.  It’s very hard
to go against the way you feel during
this time.  

So there are likely to be more
domestic disputes.  If you’ve been
annoyed by Aunt Flo through the
years, this is the time when you might
find yourself yelling at her, “Don’t knit
me any more afghans, damn it!” And
she could broadcast your lack of
gratitude all over her facebook page,
with everybody in your family taking
sides and many of them reminiscing
about what a snotty kid you were.   

So, although it’s a very expressive
time, there are situations in which you
want to curb your outpourings of
feeling.  It may feel good, but it isn’t
necessarily worth it in the long run.  
You also want to be careful of
accidents, especially involving liquids,
during this time.  Your swimming
buddy will probably save you in the
lake, but be extra careful in the
bathtub.     

This is noticeable July 27 to
30.                                 

It's exact
in NYC: Weds, June 28, 3:50 pm      
in Vancouver: Weds, June 28,
12:50 pm      
in London: Weds, June 28,
8:50 pm      
in Singapore: Thurs, June 29,
3:50 am   
in Sydney: Thurs, June 29, 5:50 am   

Mercury oppose Pluto
(18° Cancer/Capricorn)

This is pretty intense, and there
could be some dramatic events,
especially when it comes to
communication and power dynamics.

There are some strong feelings
floating around, and this can make it
hard to see what’s really going on.  
Who’s in charge?  What’s the truth of
the situation?  What are the true
motives?  What information is being
withheld?  These are the questions
that need to be answered right now,
and you may have to put aside some
of your usual assumptions to answer
them.

No matter what changes you’re trying
to effect in the world, the most
important changes are within
yourself.  Knowing yourself, being
truthful with yourself, is crucial during
this transit.  If you know your own
attachments, your weak areas, your
emotional blind spots, you are less
likely to rush ahead and get into
trouble.  This is one of those times
when power imbalances can be
particularly dangerous, so it helps if
you can be realistic both about the
power you have, and the power you
don’t have.  

This is noticeable June 28 to
30.                     

It's exact
in NYC:  Thurs, June 29, 8:36 pm   
in Vancouver: Thurs, June 29,
5:36 pm   
in London: Fri, June 30, 1:36 am
in Singapore: Fri, June 30, 8:36 am   
in Sydney: Fri, June 30, 10:36 am

Mars oppose Pluto
(18° Cancer/Capricorn)

This definitely increases ambition,
but it can also mean that ambition
can trump caution, good sense, or
inconvenient existing
agreements.  It increases all the
appetites – for power, for love, for
sex, for exercise, for sensation,
for drugs or alcohol, for mastery
of skills, or for world domination.

So if you’re an Evil Mastermind,
this is a great time to lure the
Hero to your underwater cave and
torture him/her, using some slow
method that will give you time to
brag about your methods.  But
you know how that ends.  For the
rest of us, this is a good time to
pay attention to the ways we try to
control forces that are more
powerful than we are.   

There’s a certain amount of
anxiety that goes along with this
transit.  This figures, since
appetites are often fueled by
anxiety.  The bottom layer is
always the question:  what
happens if I don’t get what I
need/want?  What happens if I
stop pushing?  The answers lie
deep, and it can be very hard to
look at things on this level.  

Of course, this doesn’t mean that
you should just step back and be
passive.  This transit can be a
time of great effectiveness, if you
use it in a conscious way.  It’s not
bad to be ambitious, or to strive to
be the best at your craft.  It’s not
bad to pursue the object of your
affections.  You just have to
recognize when your pursuit of
excellence is a path to a heart
attack, or when your love interest
is about to take out a restraining
order.       

This is noticeable June 29 to July
5.                             

It's exact
in NYC: Sun, July 2, 8:02 am  
in Vancouver: Sun, July 2,
5:02 am    
in London: Mon, July 3,
1:02 pm     
in Singapore:  Mon, July 3,
8:02 pm     
in Sydney: Mon, July 3,
10:02 pm