Inner Space for June

Inner Space by Eric Francis
Monthly for June 2006

June’s astrology brings back some of the tensions of late winter, but there’s a decisive sense of resolving things that takes us beyond the feeling of random chaos of those earlier months. World events loom large, and words whispered in silence echo like thunder. Shared finances and household business arrangements are a high priority, particularly for married couples, though group or community arrangements appear to hold the solution to individual needs or problems. There is more than enough to go around, including the determination to make sure you have what you need.

Aries (March 20-April 19)
Creative forces can be violent, or at least troubling. It’s probably why most people lay down their artistic pursuits rather than develop them. I don’t concur with the ‘too busy’ theory but rather with the ‘too threatening’ one. Your own creative drives will be compelling you to hole up in your living space and make sure you do what you need to do. And they will be pushing you to make big changes in your life. This could be rough on a relationship; make sure the person in question is brought into the process rather than excluded, and is recognized for the significant inspiration and sense of grounding they are offering.

Taurus (April 19-May 20)
Over the past year I’ve alluded to the possibility for big changes in your living space, including the possibility of relocating. For you this is typically a decision you make, including the choice to delay. The pressure comes on and off this issue, and there are times when you need to jump out of your skin as much as you need a new physical building to contain your much larger life. Once again you have the choice to delay, but you also have the option to take advantage of the friction and fire and make a long overdue move that you’re unlikely to regret.

Gemini (May 20-June 21)
There is some question about the community you live in and the extent to which it holds authority over your private life. The planets reveal a story about you not being particularly thrilled with the situation, and of your willingness to fight if you need to. But I suggest you time your moves well, or they may backfire. It would be wise to avoid going blow for blow, and indeed to avoid any direct confrontations at all. Use the Sicilian method. Gather your facts. Let everyone else have it out. Wait for the dust to clear. Then take care of what you need to do when everyone is least expecting you to do anything at all.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
A long overdue financial breakthrough is in the works. But you must move forward with careful precision, actual planning, and make sure that every angle of the deal is covered. Make sure everyone has their due. Most important, ensure that the necessary structural changes are made in your methods of keeping and tracking your resources. Something akin to a complete renovation is called for, and that may mean temporarily setting aside some of your short-term goals in the service of the more important longer-term ones. Get expert help if you need it, and run your life like a professional.

Leo (July 22-Aug. 23)
Events this month will provide a test of your mettle, but remember you are the stronger party no matter who or what else may be a factor. Make sure you tend to your closest partnerships first; leave no question as to your loyalty. Then, working together, balance out the other interests involved in the situation and work out a fair deal, with no delay. By the time of the solstice on June 21, if you move with determination and clarity, you’ll have everything wrapped up and will begin the new season with confidence and a sense of accomplishment.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22)
You need to make sure your fears don’t get the best of you this month, remembering Lou Reed’s reminder that you can’t count on the worst always happening. In the best of months you struggle to find a sense of identity, as if it never exists as something more than a mirage. Often, your fears give you the most tangible sense of who you are. If anything, events this month will teach you that you’re much more. Just make sure you get out of the house and face the world. There really is one answer to isolation, and that’s known as people.

Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23)
There is a fine line between success and failure. The question is how to choose your side of the line. Perhaps start by knowing what you want for yourself, and being precise about it. Be clear with yourself and articulate your needs, goals and objectives in explicit terms, first to yourself, then in simplified form to anyone who actually needs to know. If you feel any fear about your security base, remind yourself in clear terms that you have a right to exist safely and comfortably. The resulting success at doing just that can help you cross a hurdle into a phase of true and lasting stability.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
Once again, as seems to be your lot in life these years, career necessities are calling you, and strongly. Your drive for success is worth all the effort you’re investing. Yet no matter how much that is true, you need to call some of your energy downward, into the Earth, into your home, and into whatever you consider to be your family. The pull to do otherwise is extremely strong; you could easily lose contact. But you need to remember that you draw your strength from your home base, and know that no matter what battles may be won or lost in the big world, the people closest to you will always accept you.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22)
Before you wear yourself out trying to hammer out an issue of right and wrong, you might want to let it work out for itself. At least make sure you allocate a fairly long time to find a solution, like a month, for instance. This will help you take the pressure off the situation, which is likely to assist because there’s already too much of that going around. No matter how much this matter seems to be pressing on a household situation or threatening your emotional comfort, the astrology says don’t push back. Rather, yield and follow the flow to the gentlest way through the territory.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)
The rancor with which a certain issue is unfolding clouds how delicately balanced the situation is, and hides the depth of feelings at stake. I suggest you never assume you know another person’s position until they make it clear. There’s a lot of room for misinterpretation, and the most sensible and sane path is to cease from interpreting at all, at least for the moment. You will, however, need to make some sense of why such strong feelings are swarming around. And you will, I hope, be able to resist the vivid feeling that you’re the one and only person who needs to change. What needs to happen is an honest discussion, and that will only come in due time. But it will come.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
I suggest you stand safely back from any contention or controversy, and not feel the least bit guilty about dodging the situation entirely. At the heart of the matter is someone’s exaggerated sense of reality, which is not exactly benefiting from other frustrations that are getting mixed up with that emotion. As an astrologer I can tell you that the situation will blow through and lose its energy as long as you don’t invest any of yours in the situation. Wait out the storm and get on with your life. That will set the best example for anyone who may need to know.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Put all the energy this month to work for you. It seems you have several important issues on the here-and-now queue, and the time to address them is here and now. You’ve had considerable experience the past year with moving over, through and around a wide diversity of challenges, some of which have represented an actual threat and others of which have been an inconvenience. The trick now is to expend a small fraction of the energy you have in the past, and allow your intentions to guide your life more than your physical actions. The power of will is exceptionally strong right now — particularly your own.

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