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 Wheel of Light
Rio Olesky • (707) 887-1820
JUNE 2019
has been out of bounds since May 27 and will come back in bounds on June 17. Since Mercury pertains to communication, we can use this period to assess the way we share ides with others when Mercury is north of 23/26. When it first went outside the lines, it was in Gemini, the sign of communication. It remained in Gemini until June 4 when it transited into Cancer, where it will remain until it comes back inside the line. In Gemini, we could assume a tendency to be excessive in our mental activity. Whether it promotes learning, reading, writing or sharing our ideas with others in a variety of ways, Mercury out of bounds
                                                                                                                     Astrologers define four days of the annual solar cycle as “cardinal points”. These are the days when the Sun makes an important transition and a new season begins. These days are the Summer and Winter Solstice, and the Spring and Autumnal Equinox. The equinoxes pertain to the Sun crossing the equator. This is the time the Sun is at zero degrees Aries, when spring begins, and zero degrees Libra, when Autumn begins. The solstices pertain to the time when the Sun reaches its northern peak at zero degrees of Cancer (Summer Solstice) and begins its journey south. The southern peak occurs when the Sun reaches zero degrees Capricorn (Winter Solstice) marks the annual journey of Sun moving north. In terms of latitude, the Sun reaches 23 degrees, 26 minutes north at the Summer Solstice. It reaches 23 degrees 26 minutes south latitude at the Winter Solstice. Although the Sun never goes north or south of 23/26, the other planets can and do. When these planets go beyond that latitude they are called “out of bounds”.
in Gemini can take our curiosity and our minds into new, unusual and exciting places. In Cancer, however, there could a reverse tendency. We may become overly and emotionally attached to our ideas to the point that we don’t share them much at all. Again, with a planet out of bounds its expression may tend to be more extreme. This is not a deliberate or conscious choice, it’s simply the way the energy tends to flow and manifest.
The tropics of Cancer and Capricorn mark the limits of the Sun. It’s as if they provide the proper parameters within which daily life takes place. When another planet goes beyond those confines, however, they are freer to act as they choose. There aren’t always out of bounds planets and when there are, they don’t often remain there very long. Sometimes they could be more intense, insisting that we pay more attention to them than we normally do. Other times the out of bounds planet simply is beyond our ability to use and integrate them into our daily lives.
Mars may be more problematical then Mercury. Mars pertains to assertiveness, physicality and new beginnings. It, too, began this phase in Gemini, but transiting into Cancer in mid-May. It will remain there until after it returns to 23/36. Mars in Cancer tends to heighten our emotions, both in expression as well as in response. When out of bounds, this tendency may become more extreme. We could either be more expressive of what we are feeling or be less inclined to open up and more likely to hide or bury what we feel. For example, we could surprise outselves about how spontaneous and courageous we are about sharing our feelings, beginning new forms of exercise or simply being more adventurous in our lives in general. Of course, the opposite extreme could also be taking place. We could feel so overwhelmed with our feelings and so self-conscious and vulnerable that we get stuck and stifle any kind of drive to share ourselves or engage in external activity.
At this time there are two out of bounds planets: Mercury and Mars. Mercury
The Solstices and the Equinoxes begin new seasons and provide the opportunity for new beginnings during that season. The Summer Solstice this year brings significant opportunities to address new ways to deal with our mind (Mercury) and our bodies (Mars). Being thoughtful about how to integrate the extreme potentials of out of bounds planets offers new ways to apply those energies in our practical daily lives.
 Aries: You may feel quite challenged by the out of bounds Mars in Cancer. You tend to be direct. Mars in Cancer is indirect. This is a good time to practice being more receptive
Cancer: The New Moon in Gemini on the 3rd and the Full Moon in Sagittarius on the 17th emphasize learning and travel for you this month. The New Moon offers the potential to
Libra: This month is a good time to focus on long term financial planning. Early month is a good time to review and define your goals. Later month
Capricorn: Power struggles and control issues in personal relationships that may have been underground, come to the surface this month. Growth and harmony can come
    to other’s plans or ideas. This will also enable you to be more aware of your feelings about what you are doing or how you are responding to the desires of others.
become psychologically aware. This could include downloading some significant intuitive or spiritual insights. The Full Moon provides energy for exciting, even unexpected, journeys.
could bring a tendency to change them from being more practical to being more speculative. Growth and security come from maintaining the conservative approach.
from each person expressing their needs and feelings in an environment of patience, receptivity and love.
 Taurus: Early month provides the
Leo: The challenge for you this month is to stay grounded. Big plans and ideas could cause you to be carried away and not aware of potential limits. If something you want to do seems too good
Scorpio: This
Aquarius: Two themes emerge for you this month. One is the potential to being creative, especially in the home or garden. The second is focusing on your health.
   energy to be consistent and persevering in achieving practical goals. Later month shifts the focus. Although you may
to be true, it may very
is a time to avoid extremes. This could in anything from emotional expression to physical activity. Your sense of
Whether new challenges come up or you are simply striving to be more proactive in maintaining good health, dialoguing with others or reading and researching can bring clarity about new methodologies to practice,
prioritize the physical, especially financially or a general quest for security, you could also be swayed by idealized perceptions or goals. Real security comes from remaining grounded.
well be a fantasy. Don’t become overly joyful or expectant about
courage could be very strong. Growth can come from tempering that drive with practical considerations and thoughtfulness of others.
something until you contemplate the potential downsides.
  Gemini: Your ruling planet Mercury will be conjunct Mars when they are both out of bounds this month. This can provide a lot of social and mental energy. This is a good
Virgo: Power struggles at work, with colleagues or bosses, could impel new beginnings for
This year may have brought feelings
of unbridled joy and optimism. These could have been countered by practical constraints
Pisces: This is a good time to look inward
for guidance. This is useful to discern the difference between ideas or visions that are potentially achievable and those that feel
  time to begin a new project that focuses on self-awareness and personal growth. Pay attention to the connection between your mind and your feelings.
affirming in your current one. This is a good time to stand up to a bully, but make sure you are not acting as one yourself.
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you this month. This could pertain to finding and starting a new job or simply being more authentic and self-
that ultimately have limited the outcome of your enthusiasm. This is a time to pull back, focus on feedback from others, and research new ways of being practical in pursuing your goals.
good but may essentially be fantasies. Growth can come from being confident in your new insights and acting accordingly.

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