Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash

Watch video version on YouTube

Written and Narrated by Pam Younghans

Current and previous weeks astrological overviews

Astrological Overview: June 3-9, 2024

Astrologer Pam Younghans writes this weekly astrological journal based on planetary influences, and offers perspectives and insights to assist you in making the best use of current energies. This column is not intended as prediction. Your own experience will be more specifically defined by transits to your personal chart.

Aspects of Note this Week:

All times listed are Pacific Standard Time. For Eastern Time, add 3 hours; Add 7 hours for Universal Time (UT), but add 8 hours for BST.

Monday: Mercury enters Gemini, Mercury trine Pluto
Tuesday: Mercury conjunct Jupiter, Sun conjunct Venus
Wednesday: No major aspects are exact today
Thursday: New Moon 5:37 a.m. PDT 16 Gemini 17, Mercury semisquare Chiron, Sun sesquiquadrate Pluto
Friday: No major aspects are exact today
Saturday: Venus square Saturn, Mercury semisquare Eris, Mars enters Taurus
Sunday: Sun square Saturn


SOLAR FLARES: As the month of June gets underway, solar flare activity is escalating once again. In the past 48 hours (at the time of this writing on Sunday, June 2), the sun has erupted with three X-class solar flares (the strongest magnitude), three moderate M-class flares, and more than 30 minor C-class flares. 

innerself subscribe graphic

Solar flares can affect us on physical, emotional, and mental levels, so having many high-magnitude eruptions within a short period could feel overwhelming for some. Those people who are most sensitive to solar flares may be feeling fatigue, having trouble sleeping, experiencing unexplained waves of emotions, and dealing with a wide variety of unusual physical symptoms, some of which are the recurrence of old injuries or conditions.

On a metaphysical level, solar flares activate a process of detoxification. As the energies encounter a place within our various bodies (physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual) that is in need of healing or contains a block, we can experience symptoms as the energy moves through that area. The blocks or scars may be from this lifetime or from other lifetimes; sometimes we may experience them as a part of our soul’s agreement to do healing and clearing work on behalf of the collective.

As we move through Solar Maximum this year and work with elevated solar flare activity, be sure to increase your fluid intake, especially fluids that contain electrolytes (sodium, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, chloride, etc.). Solar activity is very drying (as is the detox process), and our brains and bodies need extra water and minerals to function well. Drinking electrolyte fluids such as coconut water or minerally-enhanced pure water) can help ease many of the wide variety of symptoms we may encounter.

Symptoms reported this past week include: Stumble walk. Lack of energy, especially in the legs. Drunken sailor walk. Falling asleep at unusual times. Sleeping long hours but still feeling tired or not sleeping much at all. Odd dreams. Ringing or buzzing inside the head. Digestive issues. Appetite changes. Dry eyes and mouth. Insatiable thirst. Not able to get warm or sudden hot flashes. The return of old pains and conditions. Unexplained sorrow. Anxiety or sudden bouts of fear, especially at night. Brain fog and memory changes.

Besides increasing fluids, here are some other recommendations for navigating times of heightened solar flare activity: Ask your body what it most needs, and listen to its responses. Give yourself extra rest periods and naptimes, especially if you are having trouble sleeping through the night. Connect with Nature as much as possible and ground your energy into Mother Earth on a regular basis. Take time to breathe, slowly and consciously. Engage in physical movement such as easy walks (or more strenuous exercise, if your body requires) to keep the energy moving through places where it might get stuck. Be gentle with yourself and kind to others; we are all receiving and reacting to the amplified energies, whether or not it registers on a conscious level.

JUNE OVERVIEW: Today, June 2, the harmonious trine between visionary Jupiter in Gemini and socially conscious Pluto in Aquarius is exact to the degree. This aspect magnifies the need for social change but also strengthens hope in a new, more enlightened humanity. Under its influence, we may feel especially passionate and determined about a new course of action or personal growth path. Progress in these areas is greatly facilitated throughout the first two weeks of the month.

Mars enters comfort-seeking Taurus this week, encouraging us to slow down and simplify our lives. However, with the Red Planet exactly square dynamic Pluto on June 11, it is abundantly clear that major shifts are underway and that life will necessarily be more complex than we might prefer.

Themes of home and family are emphasized at the Solstice on June 20, when the Sun enters nurturing Cancer; but the Capricorn Full Moon on June 21 requires that we maintain objectivity and boundaries even while attending to emotional needs or caring for loved ones.

Serious conversations and decisions are likely the last week of the month with Saturn stationing retrograde on June 29. Since the Ringed Planet is in inspirational Pisces, a good balance of reason and intuition is required when we engage in any long-term planning. While Saturn travels backward, we are advised to complete unfinished business that could interfere with our long-term success. There is more support for taking on new responsibilities and initiating a new business enterprise after Saturn goes direct on November 15.

GEMINI NEW MOON: We begin a new lunar cycle at 5:37 a.m. PDT this Thursday, June 6, when the Sun and Moon align at 16°17´ Gemini. A New Moon in the sign of The Twins always increases mental activity and the desire to communicate; this particular lunation, which is at the same degree as sociable Venus, even more strongly emphasizes our connections with others. 

While we may be drawn to initiate a relationship, an investment, or a creative project under the influence of this Venusian New Moon, it is important to note that Venus, the Sun, and the Moon are all in challenging aspect to Saturn. These Saturn squares mean that there are likely to be delays and some frustrations in fulfilling our plans in the areas of romance, finance, or artistry.

If we meet with obstacles as the new lunar cycle begins, it may be helpful to remember that as Father Time, Saturn has very good reasons for what we may perceive as setbacks. If the pace of progress is slower than we would like, it is because the cosmos is busy lining things up for our best success; important variables are not yet in place and we would likely not achieve our goals if we were to go full speed ahead now. Saturn also teaches us patience and discipline, which are essential ingredients in any long-term endeavor.

THIS WEEK'S ASPECTS: Here are my brief interpretations of this week's most important planetary aspects: 
Mercury enters Gemini: Mercury is moving very quickly now, and will be in expressive Gemini for only two weeks, from June 3 to 17. During this time, people are especially interactive and communicative. Our minds are eager to learn and we may seek out and voraciously absorb new information. However, nervous energy is heightened while Mercury is in Gemini, and our thinking can be a bit scattered due to being pulled in so many directions.
Mercury trine Pluto: This aspect helps us focus on one specific subject, and to delve more deeply into it. Conversations are more profound and people can be more forthright than usual. There is a desire to know the truth and to find out what is going on beneath the surface.  
Mercury conjunct Jupiter: The urge to speak our minds and share our beliefs is very strong today. The flow of information can be torrential, perhaps resulting in overload. Be sure to take good care of your nervous system with this aspect.
Sun conjunct Venus: Relationships are a high priority today and we are drawn to reach out to others. There is boredom with usual routines, causing us to seek out new experiences with loved ones.
No major aspects are exact today.
New Moon: The Sun and Moon align in Gemini at 5:37 a.m. PDT today. With the New Moon conjunct Venus, square Saturn, and sesquiquadrate Pluto, we may encounter relationship or financial challenges. These problems may occur due to secrets or hidden information that have recently come to light.
Mercury semisquare Chiron: It may be hard to communicate clearly today, due to a fear that we will not be able to express ourselves or that others will not understand us.
Sun sesquiquadrate Pluto: This aspect can manifest in verbal power struggles, accusations, name-calling, and blame games.
No major aspects are exact today.
Venus square Saturn: William Shakespeare may have had a Venus-Saturn square in mind when he wrote, "The course of true love never did run smooth." Obstacles could arise today in either relationship or financial matters, requiring us to take a step back and reassess our options.
Mercury semisquare Eris: Controversies may be hard to avoid today, since people are especially vocal and blunt.
Mars enters Taurus: While Mars is in the sign of The Bull, from June 8 to July 20, we tend to be more determined and persistent in our actions. However, we may also be more set in our ways and resistant to change or input from others.
Sun square Saturn: Our ability to communicate is delayed or blocked with this aspect. It may be very hard to reach a meeting of the minds today.



Relationships and communications are in the spotlight for you this year. You could be drawn to initiate a writing project or to offer a new class, and your interactions with friends and loved ones play a major role in your decisions. However, there are lessons to be learned in these areas, so you may experience delays or setbacks. These will teach you to be more patient, mature, and wise in your word selection and in your choice of companions. The effort you put into planning and refining will be rewarded and bear fruit over time. (Solar Return Sun conjunct Mercury, conjunct Venus, square Saturn)


TRANSLATION and AUDIO/VIDEO VERSION: This weekly Journal is recorded (in English) AND the text is transcribed into 30 languages! You'll see a row of flags under "Available Languages" in the upper right. And, there are options to listen to the audio (in English)  or watch a video directly beneath the photo (see top of page).

The Journal entry is usually updated by Sunday evening, with the recordings appearing late Sunday or by Monday depending on your time zone. Please share this information with those who might benefit.



INSTAGRAM POSTS: Please check out my daily astrological updates on Instagram: 


For previous weeks of the Astrological Journal, click here.


About the Author

Pam Younghans is a professional astrologer, editor, and writer. She lives in a log home northeast of Seattle, Washington with her beloved animal companions. She has been interpreting charts professionally for over 25 years. If you are interested in an astrology reading, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or leave a message at 425.445.3775.

For more information about NorthPoint Astrology offerings, please visit or visit her Facebook page.