When attempting to interpret any particular alignment, taking note of other significant aspects that are occurring simultaneously is essential. For the aspects color one another. The Summer solstice in the Northern hemisphere and Winter solstice in the Southern will take place on June 21st. Solstices take place in six month intervals. Astrology watchers recognize this time as the start of the Cancer Sun cycle. In 2022, a weighty earth trine between Venus and Pluto, and an Aries Moon conjunction to expansive Jupiter and sextile to clear-thinking Mercury, in Gemini, will also take place on the 21st.
A grand earth trine, Mercury moving beyond the shadow of its recent retrograde and a full Moon in friendly Sagittarius are on the way. Though there are a few bumps in the offing, on the whole, the next two weeks will help us get real work done and launch vacation season 2022. It all gets started under a waxing Virgo Moon in the wee hours of Monday morning.
If there’s one thing about astrology that everyone has heard of, it’s a Mercury retrograde. Heads up, the next one starts on Tuesday night and will run through June 3rd. If there’s one thing that Jupiter is renowned for, it’s largesse. One of everything simply won’t do for the planet of plenty. Fittingly, Jupiter will be sharing Tuesday night’s spotlight with Mercury as they both undergo important changes.
Mercury and Venus are about to leave the placidity and peace of Taurus and Pisces for outgoing Gemini and audacious Aries. But the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus, Pluto and the lunar Nodes are going to hang back in the introspective elements of earth and water. Additionally, an atypically unhurried Mercury will cross the shadow of its incoming retrograde on April 26th, and Pluto is slowing down to start its annual retrograde, on the 29th.
On February 20, 2022, for the first time in 246 years, Pluto will return to the exact spot it was at on July 4, 1776. In this post, astrologer Elizabeth Pendleton explains the components of this alignment and puts its significance into context. Elizabeth has been a professional psychic reader since 1998, and she has been writing about astrology since 2007. This article will help those unfamiliar with astrology to get their bearings, as the first of these major conjunctions unfolds. It’s 1776 again!