Aired Monday, 18 June 2018, 9:00 PM ET
The Planets This Week: June 18, 2018
The astro headline of the week is that we will be celebrating the Summer Solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere (and the Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere). This coincides with the Sun moving into Cancer which means this show is dedicated to all you Crabs!
Under this influence many of us might long for deeper connections and a sense of belonging. Familiarity and security seem more important than meeting new people or exploring new places or ideas. The impulse now is to strengthen bonds with our partner, family and close friends.
The past may have a strong pull now, and we could find ourselves lost in nostalgia, flipping through photo albums or grandma’s old memorabilia. We might also be drawn to reconnect with people from our past, or to revisit our old haunts. Traditions are more attractive now, and we could even have a tendency to be a bit old-fashioned.
Also this week, nebulous Neptune turns retrograde until November 24th. Neptune is related to our creativity and spiritual life. It is often called the planet of illusion, because it rules all things illusory — the intangible, the ethereal, the abstract and elusive. When Neptune is retrograde, we’re more likely to be attentive to these areas of our life and give them voice. We may not present the efforts of your inspirations right away — that may wait till Neptune has gone direct — but we will cherish them all the more for waiting. Keep a dream journal, as dreams are likely to be vivid and meaningful during Neptune Retrograde, if we take the time to interpret them.
Tune in on Monday 6pm PT/9pm ET to find out more.