June 2021 Astrological Influences & Ritual Recommendations

June 2nd, 2021: Last Quarter Moon can heighten anxiety and bring about the perception that time is running out. The Piscean influences will temporarily decay our perception of ourselves, often in a self-deprecating manner. When Venus enters Cancer on this Last Quarter Moon, depression, low self-esteem, and sluggishness often arise - though many will feel this as early as May 30th. 


In addition to getting some fresh air and sunshine, I like to use Blossom Ritual Blend to help ease and lift any oppressive emotions. Although the Blossom Ritual Blend is typically utilized to welcome a new lover, it is also excellent for lifting bouts of sadness, getting out of emotional and mental ruts while renewing a more positive sense of self. 


Instructions: Pick up one Ritual Candle and warm it by rolling it between the palms of your hands. Once the candle is warm, dust the candle with approximately 1/2 teaspoon of the Blossom Ritual Blend, allowing the excess to fall onto a flat surface. Press and roll the candle into the fallen herbs. Light the candle and hold it in your hands for a couple of minutes. The mellow scent of flowers will fill the air. Position the lit Ritual Candle at a 45-degree angle directly over a fireproof surface (a small plate will do). Drip about 3-4 drops of wax and stick the base of the candle directly into the pool of wax. Firmly hold the candle in the pool of wax for about 5 seconds until the center hardens, and the candle is standing upright without any assistance. Breathe deeply and gaze at the exteriors of the flame. Allow your eyesight to soften and become out of focus. Feel the resonance of gentle energies reverberate from the flame. Next, slowly turn your body clockwise in front of the candle. You are consciously drawing in and accepting a stream of the emanating soothing energies. While facing away from the candle, pay extra attention to your spine and shoulder blades, as that is where we carry a great deal of self-induced oppression. When returning to face the candle, position your hands on the sides of the candle, palms up. Close your eyes and visualize a dawn-tinted veil forming around you. When the candle burns down and self-extinguishes, bury the wax remnants in your backyard or at the base of a healthy houseplant. 


June 8th, 2021: With the Moon at apogee (farthest from the Earth), distractions and the seeming inability to focus may be encountered. Put a piece of Black Onyx in your pocket and carry it with you throughout the day. Burn Palo Santo to help stabilize energy. Focus on the 3 feet above your head, 3 feet below the soles of your feet (yes, you will need to lay or sit for this), and the base of your spine. If flexible, try to smudge your shoulder blades as well. 


June 10th, 2021 3:52am PST / 6:52am EST: The Dark Moon and Annular Solar Eclipse is when the Moon is a bit farther from Earth than average, and as it passes between the Earth and the Sun, a prominent 'Ring of Fire' encircles the Moon. This magnificent occurrence is visible from northern parts of Europe, Greenland, and northern Canada. Weather permitting, those in New England may see a partial eclipse.


Unusual ideas and desires are born under this influence - as is the desire to talk about them. Air signs (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) will deeply yearn for balance between their mental (or spiritual) world and the physical reality that they 'play on tv'. 


Resistance to change reveals itself in many forms. Use the power of this Dark Moon Eclipse to release the resistance that has been holding you back. Embrace your shadows and set yourself free.


As we progress into the Summer Solstice, we transition out of our old ways of being. We ripen. We mature. We are more confident with ourselves and the world around us. We know what we want. And just as essential, we know exactly what it is we don't want. We let go of procrastination. We let go of fear. We let go of the judgments from other people. And most importantly, we let go of all that no longer serves us. 

Tonight, we banish.


June 12th, 2021: Witch's New Moon is when the Moon's very first crescent or sliver is visible. ​This is typically 2-3 nights after the Dark Moon. With some variations, the Witch's New Moon rises in the daytime before noon and becomes visible in the day sky. The moment you see the first crescent of the Moon, know that the Witch's New Moon is upon you. 


With Mars in Leo for the next 6 weeks, it is an excellent time to branch out professionally and socially. If, prior to June 12th, you have been withdrawn or lacking the inertia to move forward, expect that all to change in the coming weeks. 


To the degree that you will allow it, romantic experiences and sex drive are also emphasized for the next six weeks. If you are emotionally open and in search of a romantic companion, begin the Archetypal Lover Ritual this week. 


June 17th, 2021: First Quarter Moon First compels us to take action and reminds us of our power. With Mars in Leo and the Moon gaining momentum, it is an excellent day for the Personal Charisma & Magnetism Ritual


June 20th, 2021: Sun enters Cancer and urges us to connect to our roots. Homelife, family, and security are at the forefront of the mind for the next 28 days. Burn a Rosemary Smudge around your home. Make sure to give extra attention to both inside and outside your front door. If you have a back door, smudge it inside and outside as well.


June 20/21, 2021: Summer Solstice is upon us, and we celebrate the sun as it is in its fullest influence. We take joy in the vast abundance of new life and an inner awakening. Notice the similarities between the changes you see in nature and within yourself. The desire to flourish in a new environment. To be free of imposed restrictions and limitations. The sudden motivation to work for and receive the most out of life. 


But at this moment, during the longest, most light-filled day of the year, we must not forget the balance of life and death and the continuous cycle of rebirth. In the coming days, sunlight will begin to wane as the dark of night grows.


Our neighbors in the Southern Hemisphere are celebrating the start of their winter. As crops slowly die and winter takes over, the cycle of life is now dormant. At rest. Silently healing. Patiently awaiting its time of rebirth.


Wherever you are in the world, I urge you to form a deeper, more meaningful connection with nature and the cycles around you. 


Whether your days are now growing or receding, this particular day holds significance in finding balance in your cycle of life. This means exploring your light and learning to celebrate your darkness.


June 22nd, 2021: Mercury Direct! Although the post-shadow of Mercury Retrograde will trail us until July 7th, we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel. Communication, travel, technology, and any drawn-out legal mishaps will soon resolve themselves. 


June 24th, 2021 11:39am PST / 2:39pm EST: Full Moon in Capricorn reminds us that turning the page to a new chapter does not always mean walking away from something unwanted. During this Supermoon, consider not shutting doors to the past - but instead, building corridors to the future. Going back to school, starting a side business, networking within a new circle, etc. 


When needing to summon ferocious bravery and fearless determination, use this Viking Courage Ritual to overcome inhibition and personal limitations. Ideal for building daring self-confidence or overcoming uncomfortable situations before going through an emotionally charged event.


June 25th, 2021: Neptune Retrograde slides by almost unnoticed as this slow-moving planet begins to pull down the rose-colored glasses we've been wearing all year. Whatever story we have been telling ourselves will no longer be sugarcoated. Neptune focuses on the psyche rather than our daily mundane lives; therefore, not much "happens" when it is retrograde. People often overlook any significant impact of this retrograde and merely experience the unpleasant truths of life as they are slowly revealed. Neptune will station direct on December 1st, 2021, just in time for the holidays. 


June 27th, 2021: Venus enters Leo and intensifies love affairs. People are energetically influenced to be particularly generous during this transit. Be careful not to overspend or do anything too wild for blatant short-term relationships. The next three weeks are excellent for esthetic changes, such as changing your hairstyle, redecorating the home, and invasive cosmetic procedures. 


June will be a delightful and rather peaceful month for most. Enjoy the first month of summer! We will reconnect on July 1st.


“There are moments, above all on June evenings, when the lakes that hold our moons are sucked into the earth, and nothing is left but wine and the touch of a hand.” - Charles Langbridge Morgan


Love & Magick,

Dacha Avelin



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