Venus retrograded on May 13th in the United States 7th house of war and peace, national disputes and anything that interferes with or contributes to public harmony. As she moved into her once every 18 month relationship review she stationed on the United States planet that represents rage, war, guns, police and aggression, Mars, at 21 degrees of Gemini. Her retrograde is carrying "with her" the theme of past aggressive grievances into the present.
After her station direct on June 25th she will then exit her retrograde shadow on July 28th and conjunct the United States Mars once again. One day prior, on July 27th, Mars takes up his 7 month residency in his home sign of assertive Aries on July 27th where he will transit through January 6, 2021.
Nessus, a centaur planet who's archetype represents people of color, racial projection, abuse themes and betrayal is undergoing his natal return to the United States natal Nessus. You can read more about that here.
We head into a new series of Eclipses, denoted by the Nodal transits the Gemini/Sagittarius axis highlighting collective growth themes over the next 17 months. Gemini represents facts, local communities, news outlets, polarities and the energy of discussion and curiosity - the North Node of Dharma (growth) transits this sign. Sagittarius represents legal actions, higher courts, publishing, intuition, belief systems, and global developments - the South Node of Karma (contraction) transits this sign. The more you tend to the Gemini expression the more that feeds and balances the Sagittarius expression.
The Penumbral Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius or "Strawberry Moon," occurs on Friday, June 5th at 16 degrees opposition the Sun, retrograde Venus and square Neptune and Mars in Pisces. It is exact at 3:25 p.m. EDT and will be visible over Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. At the personal level this represents awareness, emotional and subjective developments in your life, surrender, buried emotions rising into conscious awareness, seeking balance between logic and feelings, and a quest for meaning.
The square to Mars and Neptune encourages a wait and see approach as it can be hard to understand circumstances and situations. They may be hidden, cloudy, confusing or riddled with deceit.
This energy represents a time of fierce discussions about truth and error. Mercury forms a square to Chiron at the same time. Don't believe everything you hear, but don't believe everything you think either! Tend to yourself, let the dust settle and honor your emotional needs.
The Full Moon Eclipse occurs in the United States 1st house of identity, the country, its people, the masses, outlook of the nation, attitude, national traits and habits. The Moon opposes the Sun (consciousness, leadership, managerial skills, authority) and a retrograde Venus (past relating themes playing out in the present) in the 7th house of foreign relations, open enemies and the public's level of harmony.
In many foreign countries (7th house) hundreds of thousands people are showing their support through their own peaceful #blacklivesmatter protest.
This lunation also squares proactive Mars in Pisces a sign symbolizing victimization, peace, and confusion. Mars also represents police, guns, military, aggression, rage and assault. The 3rd house represents transit, communication departments, communities, Internet, speech, language and local losses sustained by violence, accidents and storms.
This new series of eclipses is stunningly represented by a new executive order on Preventing Online Censorship. Last week Twitter began tagging the Presidents tweets with first a fact check link on mail in ballots and then a warning on a tweet tagged as glorifying violence.
In other words, if you put something in a book and something is untrue you can sue that publisher (Sagittarius). Facebook, YouTube and Twitter can't be sued for publishing the content as they contend they are simply providing a platform (Gemini). In other words you can't sue the bookstore that distributes a book but you can sue the publisher of that book.
~ Much Love to Everyone ~
"Keep your Heart space open and moving during this transitional time on the planet "