by Kathleen Jacoby
1 – Consider action/reaction and how what you do creates a ripple in the fabric of life, be it for good or as an obstruction. It is time to ask more important questions of yourself. Why are you here? What is the purpose of your life? Overcome any tendency to gloss over those points that might bring illumination or set your path on a course that will bring greater meaning and ultimate satisfaction. Take time for quiet. Find the beauty of stillness, and appreciate nature’s gifts. This month makes a valuable statement: “The only way out is in.”
2 – Assess how well you have organized and managed what is in front of you. You are a system of energy, and internal balance is important so that the outer world can reflect a harmonious interaction within yourself. As you check in to see where conflict resides, bring yourself to an imaginary round table and allow each aspect to speak without being judged. Then engage all of yourself in a plan of updating reactions that are more appropriate to who and what you are now – not who you were in the past. Psyche is willing to assist when appreciated, so acknowledge with thanks what it has done for you in the past, and ask for its support in directing the future with an updated vision.
3 – Graduation, completion, release, letting go – climbing to the top of a metaphorical mountain to see and clarify a bigger view. It’s time to reach higher ground and to give thanks for everything in your life as it has been presented. Gratitude makes way for more good to enter. Feelings of loss or not having only keep you locked in a limited state. Regardless of appearances, life is unfolding exactly as it needs to bring you to a broader perspective and allow you to become more fully present to higher consciousness. Give without expectation, and you may be pleasantly surprised at what you receive in return!
4 – It’s time to be bold. Move the boulders on your path, overcome any tendency to shrink back in the face of challenges. Draw upon inner resources of strength and character and forge ahead. You can make new connections, open doors to opportunities, and slay a few dragons along the way. Bring your voice forward and be willing to accept leadership positions or take a stand that defines who you are and what you believe in. In a year of structuring or renewing, this month offers the events that call upon you to show what you are made of and to step forward to claim your rightful place in life.
5 – Revolutionary information or insights may occur this month. You can channel your over-abundant energy into invention and design or expand your communication skills. The influence is electric and ultra sensitive, so nervous energy may be heightened. Be careful not to be touchy, and think before you say something to someone else that you may later regret. Also – weed out negative thinking, foods, and people that are depleting of your energy. Choose quality in all things: Positive thoughts, nourishing meals, and mutually supportive relationships. Prayer and quiet time are restorative, so take time for yourself, and entertain uplifting thoughts in the process.
6 – Creative ventures, children, self-expression, and emotions are all highlighted in June. Find opportunities to share your gifts – whatever they are – and allow yourself to bask in the glow of universal approval. It doesn’t always come, but this month you have an aspect of “good” fortune, so use it! Remember that good fortune isn’t always what we think – so look for the silver lining in everything that transpires now. You may be faced with issues from childhood or with family circumstances that call upon you to respond. Find outlets for play, laughter, and positive release of emotions. It can be a creative, lucrative, and fun loving month if you move beyond the absurdities of life and enjoy what is.
7 – Major or minor opportunities for transformation are present. You can move beyond a barrier that has held you in a locked position for years, or you can engage in a milestone such as marriage, divorce, giving birth, or dealing with aspects of death. Willingness to do things differently, to see reality from a renewed perspective, and to believe in yourself all lead to new outcomes. Rebuilding in some form is called for this month, whether it is an actual building, your work, or the structure of your beliefs. Let your defenses down in the face of criticism and look at what is being shown to you through events. Assess who you want to be and what you want from life. Then take steps to achieve those goals.
8 - Unexpected events that call for flexibility and willingness to adapt to circumstances, travel, communications, exploring new territory, people from a distance, and contacts that open new doors – all activity leading to change are part of this month. As you direct your energy into meaningful pursuits, you can feel empowered by accomplishment. As you are drawn in by multiple activities or overloads of information, you may become critical of others and restless, so find moderation in everything you do. Extremism is to be avoided. At all times, seek to come to center, and amidst everything, remember to breathe!
9 – Family, service, health, responsibility – time to look at what you expect and the expectations placed on you by others. What is appropriate, adequate, or completely out of line? Let people know what your guidelines are, and define boundaries in a loving way. It may no longer be wise to continue a particular way of relating or doing things, and if so, suggest that people who have come to wait for you to take the lead find other individuals to handle the tasks required. Loving liberation is the key to this month. Avoid resentment, obligations you don’t want, and martyrdom. When you project compassion and love, the world is your oyster. Otherwise – you may be snarling and singing the blues!