The Mutable Cross and the Planetary energies for June 1st – 7th 2016 by Margaret Gray

Change is all around us! The Mutable Grand Cross reminds us that nothing is ever set in stone!


The Mutable Grand Cross that started on May 28th and fades away in mid-June, reaches a peak over the next few days, due to the current placement of the Sun. It will be joined by the New Moon in Gemini on June 4th/5th! (More on the New Moon later this week)

Key Astrological Aspects:

The Mutable Grand Cross is made up of Saturn Rx in Sagittarius, square Neptune/ South Node in Pisces opposite Sun/Venus in Gemini square Jupiter/North Node in Virgo. All of these planets are dancing between 11’ and 17’. The movement of the Sun over the next few days is a key factor. Landing on the exact degree as some of the major planets in the Grand Cross it will shine a spotlight on their energy.

June 1st and 2nd: Sun in Gemini exactly square Neptune in Pisces

June 3rd: Sun in Gemini exactly opposite Saturn in Sagittarius

June 2th/5th: New Moon conjunct Venus, exactly square Jupiter in Virgo

June 6th: (Sun/Venus exactly quincunx Pluto in Capricorn – not part of the Grand Cross but very important)

June 7th: Sun/Venus in Gemini exactly square the Nodes in Virgo/Pisces

Meanwhile the very different planetary energy of the Grand Trine in Earth continues with Pluto in Capricorn, Jupiter/North Node in Virgo and Mercury in Taurus!

What does this mean for us:


With so many planets squaring and opposing each other in Mutable signs, the key energy over the next few days is Change.time-for-a-change-897441_960_720 Hence the invitation for each of us is flexibility and openness to whatever changes we are experiencing keeping in mind that  external changes are often a mirror to internal changes.

One of the gifts of Mutable Crosses is that we are nudged out of any potential rut we may have fallen into. The main challenge can be how to stay grounded and centered with so much movement swirling around us and inside us. This is one of the potential benefits of the Grand Trine in Earth right now as it can offer some ease and grounding!LEO256

As the Sun forms an exact aspect to each planet as outlined above, it will highlight these particular energies in the Grand Cross. Hence on June 1st and 2nd it’s worth noticing our dreams. This is also a particularly good time to release old grief. On June 3rd the focus is likely to be on our belief systems – what needs to change? On June 6th the Sun will activate core structures in our life that we no longer feel comfortable with. Do we really want to continue this way? On June 7th the Sun brings our attention to our participation in the greater collective – what part do we wish to play? (More on the New Moon in a few days!)

In our Relationships:

This is a great time to breathe new life into relationships through initiating refreshing changes. June 1st and 2nd are an ideal time to release old dreams and fantasies about our relationships that may no longer be helpful to hold onto. This creates space for new and more realistic dreams. June 3rd is a great time to re-examine core belief systems to do with relationships. On the 6th we might find it helpful to reconsider how we are living out the core structures that form the bedrock of your relationships: love, commitment, loyalty, trust, integrity, communication…The grand trine in Earth can facilitate this process!

With all the planetary energies in the four corners of the square demanding change within a short space of time, it may be helpful to remember that the key anchor in all our relationships is Love.


The more grounded and centered we maintain ourselves, the easier it is to deal with the somewhat erratic current events and changes around the world. Focusing on the North Node conjunct Jupiter in Virgo can help redirect us. Basically the message of this North Node is to carefully consider all our thoughts and actions – are they of help and service to humanity or are they adding to the global suffering and chaos? If we remain in the naivety and regressive unconsciousness of the South Node, we are hindering rather than helping. This is not a time to hide our head in the sand, nor is it helpful to get overwhelmed by the collective grief. When in doubt it is helpful to focus on what is practical and useful, as well as compassionate.

You are likely to resonate more with these energies if your Sun, Moon and/or angles are between 10’ and 18’ of the Mutable signs: Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius and/or Gemini.

If your Sun, Moon and/or angles are between 13’ and 20’ of Taurus, Capricorn and/or Virgo you may be relied on to help anchor the rapidly changeable energies on the planet over the next few days.

Legal Copyright of Margaret Gray May 2016


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