Woodlot Horoscopes for June 2017

Woodlot Horoscopes for June 2017

This month's horoscopes were written in collaboration with Andi Astre (aka Mystic Sandwich) of The Good Spirit—a curated metaphysical boutique in Vancouver that aims to provide clarity in your spiritual path by way of introspection, intuition, and inspiration. 

June starts out super sweet with lucky Jupiter and charming Venus singing in harmony. We enjoy, indulge, and celebrate. The Sagittarius Full Moon on the 9th feels cautiously optimistic as we look toward the future with a healthy reality check from Saturn. The Moon’s North Node, Uranus, and Saturn form a fire trine for most of the month, inspiring insight into our destined role within the collective evolution of humanity. We will make an easy, inspired effort to make our dreams real, and to bring our imagined future down to Earth. Sun opposite Saturn mid-month has us taking a good look at ourselves, as we consider how far we’ve come, where we’re headed, and how we can own up to our responsibilities. The Cancer Full Moon on the 23rd soothes the soul as we cozy up to our loved ones, find retreat, enjoy comfort food and rest. The month ends with fireworks and big energy even amidst all the Cancer comforts, with Mars square to Jupiter and approaching an opposition with Pluto. We can choose to act out or dive deep, to blame our pain on others, or go within and dig out the pain at its roots.

Zodiac illustrations by Katie Maasik

Aries by Katie Maasik

(March 21-April 19)

I’m carried into June on busy, bubbling, waves of activity. I meet many new people, visit many new places, and learn many new things. Information plays on my mind. I weave strands of data into stories. I play, I entertain, I converse. The Full Moon on the 9th unites what I’ve learned with my inner knowing. I draw energy up from the Earth, and down from the sky, where it meets in my heart, merging what I’ve learnt with my intuitive knowing. The union of fact and intuition allows me to create something altogether new. The New Moon on the 23rd brings me solace and retreat after the outward flurry of the last cycle. At the end of the month, a fork in the road offers a choice: passive aggression and acting out, or transformation of the physical and inner home (home renovations, deep inner work). I accept responsibility for the choices I make, and for what I manifest with the energy I’m offered. I understand I am a free-will being, that there are infinite possibilities, and that my agency is enacted by my creativity.

Taurus by Katie Maasik

(April 20-May 20)

I clarify what I value, what I love, and how I wish to invest my time, energy, and resources. As I align with what is most important to me, energy flows more smoothly, decisions are easier to make, and I feel a natural joy in living in integrity and alignment. The Full Moon brings balance to give and take, gain and loss, stability and transformation. I feel the sweet song of Venus in my sign this month. I enjoy sensual pleasures that nourish my soul, I see beauty everywhere I look. When I open my mind to the totality, I see the grand harmony, the beauty in existence, the luminous presence in all that is. I understand, even if I lose sight of it sometimes, that all is in its right place. The New Moon on the 23rd signals increasing activity and communication even as I take comfort in home and family (chosen or otherwise).

Gemini by Katie Maasik

(May 21-June 21)

I come home to myself. I allow the vital energy of the sun to inspire and energize me, to bring me confidence and self-love. Seemingly superficial things like getting a haircut, new outfit, or tattoo can be ways to show myself a little care, to craft my self, and express my personality. Little things, but important nonetheless. The Full Moon brings balance to self and other, alone-time and socializing, give and take. I remember: I am me because you are you. I see my reflection in the eyes of others. The New Moon shifts the focus to values, self-worth, finances, and stability. I clarify what’s most important to me, and from this clarity, my decisions and actions flow with ease in alignment and integrity.

Cancer by Katie Maasik

(June 21-July 22)

Moods fluctuate, seasons change. Life feels more difficult in some moments than in others and there’s a reason. There’s a logic to the cycles of energy, of pain and suffering, of digging deep to uproot the thorns, then coming to the light again. When the demons surface I harness my inner strength and courage—the birthright of Cancer—to fight my demons and win. I stare them down, I do the work. I know that after the clouds blow over, it’ll be brighter than it ever was before. The Full Moon brings balance to inner and outer, and I see how the transcendent shines forth in the most mundane moments. I understand the sacredness of washing the dishes, running errands, taking the kids to school. I see how the smallest favour ripples through time and space, making this world a better place. The New Moon brings sunshine after the rain. I receive the boon, the rich reward after my efforts and struggle. I’m energized and refreshed. I come home to myself.  

Leo by Katie Maasik

(July 23-August 22)

My essential place in the global community is palpable. I feel the pulsing of the networks in which I’m embedded, I sense the vast array of connectivity of which all beings are a part. I am one among many, just as big, just as small. I know I belong. I meet new people, my network expands, I make connections, the grid is energized. I have an important role to play—we all do. The Full Moon brings clarity of purpose, brings me home to creativity and joy. I see how my creative contribution is essential to humanity, how my unique offering is needed. I understand the urgency of play, the necessity of fun; and how the more suffering there is, the more play is needed. More than ever I understand what I came here for, I see the work-play laid out before me. The New Moon draws me within, shifting the focus for the next month to inner work. The dross is flushed forth for release.

Virgo by Katie Maasik

(August 23-September 22)

When insight strikes, I honour it. I’m gifted with clarity regarding my role, my work, my contribution. Work is easy when it’s in alignment with my purpose. Effort is joyful when I do the work I’m meant to do. The Full Moon brings balance to worklife and homelife, to expansion and retreat, inner and outer. The deeper my roots reach, the more I have to give and the taller my branches grow. I seek solace in the cool, rich soil of the earth; and the guidance of my ancestors. The New Moons energizes my social networks and friendships and shifts the focus to my role in the collective. I take on new responsibilities in the organizations I belong to, I rejoice in community, I remember that I belong.

Libra by Katie Maasik

(September 23-October 22)

Everyone has a unique perspective. No two people have the exact same beliefs, the exact same way of seeing the world. Worldview allows us to sift through experience, to organize what would otherwise be chaos, to understand, to intuit, to reach for the sky. My understanding expands, my world grows bigger, as I travel within and without, as I explore the worlds of knowledge and philosophy and culture. I harness the spirit of adventure that takes me to higher peaks within my soul, that inspires journeys through new ideas, and new lands. The Full Moon helps me integrate intuition and practical knowledge, received wisdom with inner knowing, theory with insight. Creativity requires the divine spark to meet the traditions we’ve inherited. The New Moon shows me how to apply these insights into the work I do, as the focus shifts to my public role and contribution. I see more clearly what my unique purpose is, what I came here to do, how I can offer my unique gifts to my community.

Scorpio by Katie Maasik

(October 23-November 21)

Intimacy may be the most difficult and rewarding achievement. To find true connection and closeness requires work and sacrifice. I'm challenged to let my guard down, to be vulnerable, to be hurt, to understand how we may hurt others, to accept responsibility, to say sorry. I immerse the contours of my personality into the fires of transformation; through relationship, I release my grasp on what I once thought was mine, I let go who I thought I was. My soul unravels, the structure of my identity shifts—and I am changed. Through the fire of love I am renewed. The Full Moon brings balance. Amid the chaos of change, I find stable ground. As we open to intimacy, we draw our boundaries. As I open to another, I recall my own values. In vulnerability, I remember my worth. The end of the month brings storm clouds and a choice: complain about the weather, enact rage and pettiness, allow excess; or watch the storm wash out the streets, clear out the soul, flush forth the monsters. There’s a golden opportunity here to wrestle the dragons and emerge a hero.

Sagittarius by Katie Maasik

(November 22-December 21)

Is there anything more important than our relationships? Isn’t our connection with others what makes life worthwhile? This month the focus is on the other. I find myself engaging, listening, attending, loving. The Full Moon brings balance by shining a light on the self. Self and other are created by each other. There is no one without the other. With so much attention on relationships, I remember to come home to self, to consider what I want, who I am, what I need. I gain clarity this month on how my personal philosophy, when not imposed on others, can inspire a better world. Just by being myself, just by holding the vision, I change the world. The New Moon takes my relationships deeper, encourages intimacy and depth. Through opening to the other, the self is transformed.

Capricorn by Katie Maasik

(December 22-January 19)

Through my crown, inspiration like lightning bolts flashes forth, transforming the depths of my mind and heart. All I need do is get out of the way, release control, and allow the magical processes to change me, to take me deeper and take me higher. I take responsibility for my health. I attend to the nitty gritty of daily life, with one eye to the divine. I witness the connection between the simplest routines and habits, and my health and vitality. I understand that sometimes the smallest change can alter a life. The Full Moon brings light to shadows, reveals the depths, makes the unconscious conscious. Awareness is the key to evolution. I see the transcendent within the mundane. I know there is divinity in the chores I do, in the daily routine, in the ebb and flow. The New Moon energizes my relationships, and shifts the focus to connecting with others.

Aquarius by Katie Maasik

(January 19-February 18)

Insight strikes like lightning in my soul. I receive the wisdom offered from the sky. I share my insights with my friends and community. My work is to spread the message, to connect the dots, to inspire the revolution. I lay the groundwork for the plans that have been brewing for some time, I make a commitment to my role in our collective evolution. I remember that I am here to guide my community to the future. I honour my gift for envisioning the future by communicating what I see to others. I see how, perhaps paradoxically, play, creativity, and joy are the best means for effecting change. Work is worthwhile when done with fun. A sense of humour enables my message to be heard, and brings vitality and light to the service I offer.

Pisces by Katie Maasik

(February 19-March 20)

I am on Earth for a reason, and that reason is becoming more and more clear. I open to the insight that is offered. I have work to do. Work that feels like play, that brings me bliss, that brings healing to Earth and its beings. I honour my gift to imagine the future, to merge dream and reality. Retreat, rest, and comfort feed my soul, and enable me to feel into my purpose. I’m done with feeling guilty for caring myself. The future we desire will be brought about most effectively by divine souls who are well fed and well rested, who are supported by loved ones and ancestors, who are led by the imagination. Work that is also play is sustainable and inspiring. In times of trouble, what we need is humour, love, and imagination. 

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