Monthly Column

June 2018 by Lou Valentino

June is here. Sunny beach weather has arrived.  

Mercury is still traveling through the sign of Gemini till June 12th. Those with Sun, Moon or rising in Gemini will continue to have sharp minds and good communication skills.  

President Trump may have a meeting with the leader of North Korea around the 12th. Mercury will move into the sign of Cancer on that day and Cancer is the Sun sign of America. If the meeting happens it could be very stressful with the new Moon in Gemini on June 13th at 3:43PM EDT at 22 degrees.  

President Trump is a Gemini and will turn 72 on the 14th of June. His birthday present could be an historical change in the way N. Korea relates to the rest of the world and better financial support for the people of N. Korea where many are very poor from the investments into N. Korea's army.  

Venus moves into Leo on the 13th as well and helps to temper the strong ego of those born under the sign of Leo. It helps them feel more sociable and wanting to have a good time rather than trying to dominate in partnerships. If you have Sun, Moon or rising in Leo, you can attract more abundance in your life and creative energies are high. This will be in effect from June 13th till July 9th. Many political leaders have strong Leo energies. 

The new Moon in Gemini on the 13th is a new start for those with Sun, Moon or rising in Gemini. New beginnings. A fresh start to all of your intentions in life. The new Moon comes with tensions as Venus is square at 29 degrees (A critical point) to the part of fortune in Libra/Libra rising and square to Uranus in the 7th. This clearly shows that the sign of Gemini, Libra, Aries and Cancer (Cardinal Signs) are wanting more freedom in their partnerships. If your relationships seem boring or at a turning point, you may end them or the opposite may happen where you are meeting a new circle of people that will bring great joy into your life. These relationships however may not be long lasting with Uranus in the 7th. Breath....... 

Uranus just entered Taurus on May 15, 2018 and I did say that earthquakes will play a large part over the next 7 years in preparing the Earth to move into the Age of Enlightenment. I specifically said that those living out on islands in the ocean waters should consider coming inland. I mentioned that the islands of Hawaii were included. Need I say more as the volcano lava is spewing from the Earth openings. This is the beginning of the Earth responding to Uranus in Taurus. 

Happy Father's Day on June 17th. The Moon will be transiting through the sign of Leo that day. And, to those fathers and mothers who lost their children through gun violence may you find peace and healing during this holiday. Our prayers are with you.  

Neptune will turn retrograde on June 18th for five months in the sign of Pisces. This is great for spiritual work as it increases intuition and allows the mind, body and spirit to make adjustments to higher states of awareness beyond the physical world. Neptune will station direct on November 25th, 2018.  

For those with Sun, Moon or rising in Pisces, this can be a time when creative energies are increased but your physical vitality may not be able to keep up with what you want to accomplish. Try to keep up with life and not get down on yourself if everyone around you seems to be moving ahead faster. Stay away from escaping through drugs, alcohol or any activity that drains you.  

The Sun moves into the sign of Cancer on June 21st at 6:07AM EDT. Happy Birthday to those born under the sign of Cancer. 


Mars turns retrograde in Aquarius at 9 degrees on June 26th and stations direct on August 27th at 28 degrees of Capricorn. Those born under the sign of Aquarius are getting a long transit of Mars adding vitality but also the need to adjust their energy from outside to inside themselves. Breathing deeply a few times (Don't drive while doing this) will help to release built up tensions. Learn to relax during your day. Take a walk or just sit and observe nature. Mars wants you to slow down. Living a life of stress by overworking can create health issues if you don't slow down. Be slow and steady during this time so you don't have physical accidents. Breath: The signs of Leo, Taurus and Scorpio can also take the advice just mentioned during this time. These are the fixed signs of the Zodiac. 

The full Moon is on June 28th in the sign of Capricorn at 6 degrees 12:53AM EDT. Capricorn is the opposite sign of Cancer. If you have Sun, Moon or rising in either of these signs you are looking for balance between home and work. Too much work will affect the balance at home and too much home effects your social balance. Full Moon's represent completions and both of these signs are ready to complete projects at work or home.  

This full Moon has T-squares of tensions just like the new Moon in Gemini earlier this month. Becoming irritable with other family members (Cancer) or overworking (Capricorn) can lead to arguments. Learn to fill in these T-squares with the sign of Libra which looks for balance and peace. See everyone's side of an issue and try to find balance.  

Mercury moves into Leo on the 29th giving those with Sun, Moon or rising in Leo extra thinking power. This is very good for leadership roles or if you are a manager. You will be able to communicate more directly. Just be careful you don't become too bossy and turn people off. Leo can become full of pride if they don't culture their mind , body and soul through spiritual purification techniques. But then again, almost anyone can still be self-centered if they don't work on refining themselves.  

Overall, this month can be very productive for all signs. The ocean is the place to be for those born under the sign of Cancer. The Moon is the natural ruler of Cancer which changes signs every 2 and a half days. Like the tides that come in and out, the moods of the Cancer born can be up and down. So, say nice things to them so you don't hurt their feelings.  


Lou Valentino has been giving consultations in both Western and Vedic astrology for over 25 years. Visit his website for more information on his services. Call to set up an appointment at 860-574-9467. Type your paragraph here.