The June full moon lunar eclipse brings you a Herculean task! Its June lunar eclipse astrology aligns with fixed star Ras Algethi in constellation Hercules. The lunar eclipse chart features a heart-stopping T-square that contains the planets of passion Venus and Mars in square aspect. So this could be an eclipse that is quite the heartbreaker since Venus is in her retrograde phase also.
The Sun part of the Lunar eclipse is on Rigel. This star found in the foot of Orion the hunter boasted that he could kill any animal in the forest. Rigel the typical alpha male is opposite the Moon on Ras Algethi. Don’t make the mistake in thinking this star is a humble hippie! He can be quite brutish as we will see.
Ras Algethi, known as the kneeling man, is the grubby one close to the earth. Orion is the classy conqueror who is less at home with nature. A city rat. Yet Orion has Venus retrograde on his side.. the greedy vixen is supporting his plundering of nature, she is vain and likes her baubles. She represents glitzy city department stores like Tiffanys or Selfridges.
Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Astrology
The lunar eclipse shows Venus retrograde in her most negative manifestation. The compromise comes from the Mars square in Pisces. The planet of war is on a priesthood star. Achernar often denotes success in ecclesiastical matters. Mars also benefits from the star Ankaa close by which is resurrection, the phoenix from the flames.
Mars then functions as the go-between uniting the opposite energies of the lunar eclipse. The T-square is challenging, but love can win through in the end if we act in a less materialistic and greedy manner. The June full moon lunar eclipse astrology shows that we can rise above the chaos and start over.
Full moon lunar eclipse in Sagittarius decan 2
Sagittarius decan 2 contains some stars in the snake charmer of Ophiuchus. There is also a certain amount of deception too. The forked tongue of the snake makes itself felt here in the form of jealousy or spiteful rumours. The lunar energy makes it hard for us to clarify truth from fiction. There is the ability to conjure up fanciful stories! These tales are so dramatic and entertaining, that in the end, no one cares if they are actually factual or not. The fiction contains an element of truth that is eternal, like a myth.
This June Lunar Eclipse is best for! Getting down and dirty, praying for your soul, BS detecting, throwing eggs at window displays, being common, farting.
The full Moon has some dignity in Sagittarius decan 2. Its unique abilities is to unify disparate elements to fulfil a specific goal. Moon in Sagittarius 2 is rather like a blinkered horse. the forbidden fruit of temptation does not distract. Austin Coppock warns of Moon in Sagittarius 2’s “greater powers of concentration and focus.”. Sagittarius 2 carries with it “the potential for monomania, and its gift of perseverance will fortify the fools quest as well as the sages errand.”  At the same this Lunar Eclipse June’s healing potential is best channelled into a single goal.
June Lunar Eclipse Fixed Star
Ras Algethi 16º ~ “The desire to help, heal or bring balance to others. A person who uses natural health techniques, one who seeks to prevent problems rather than try to cure them. The swing of the pendulum; people are out of balance.”  It gives “strength of character, tenacity and fixity of purpose, an ardent nature and dangerous passions.” says Robson.
Manilius associates Hercules with tightrope walking, but also says it makes one crafty, deceitful and a thug who terrorises cities! If one uses this energy towards a profession it then: “will inspire him with enthusiasm for risky callings, with danger the price, “ 
The main star Ras Algethi according to Ebertin “If in good aspect, it is supposed to give much enjoyment and favours from women…. But, by its very Mars nature, Ras Algethi corresponds to boldness and a drive to gain power.” 
The 2nd Face Of Sagittarius ” A man leading cows and in front of him he has an ape and a bear. This is the face of fear, lamentations, grief, sadness, misery and troubles.” ~ Picatrix
Artwork ‘The 2nd face of Sagittarius’ kindly supplied by J Swofford at:abnormalimage.com and JswoffordArtandPhoto
You can see why Hercules would make a person quite brutish. Bernadette Brady sees another side of Ras Algethi saying it “could mean a respect for nature, a caring for the planet, a desire to have all things in their place; That is the correct order of nature, life, and the heavens… “  Hercules is kneeling and in contact with the earth so it makes sense. When one is kneeling, one is reverent. Hercules is quite the heathen, often used as a derogatory term. Yet so-called ‘Heathens’, such as the druids, had a sophisticated astro-theology. They lived with a great respect for nature. Ras Algethi is heroic like Orion. He still has a drive for power, but of a more spiritual kind. You could say Ras Algethi was a kind of base Merlin to Orion’s King Arthur.
June Lunar Eclipse Aspects
Lunar Eclipse Moon square Mars is a highly emotional, combustible and passionate combination. The square brings such intense feelings and moods to crisis point, so those touched by this new moon will need to vent this great energy into some project which fuses the Moon with Mars. This could manifest in a variety of ways, but starting at the most base level would be sexual conquesting. In a man, they would have a great appetite for women, plain and simple.
Lunar eclipse Moon opposite Venus retrograde does not go without its heartache. This aspects can suffer from bleeding heart syndrome, where devotion knows no bounds and can leave us feeling too drained. Unconditional love is admirable, but those touched by this lunar eclipse will need to make sure they maintain a balance between how much they give and receive.
Venus square Mars is always going to be very bitter-sweet and can have a sadomasochistic side, with Mars in Neptune being on the receiving end! Its key words are; Crimes of passion, shotgun wedding, femme fatale, extra-marital affairs, crude love, the battle of the sexes, S & M, love competition, fighting for money, spicy affairs, love-bombing, sexual jealousy…
This June Lunar Eclipse is worst for: Instagram babes who resemble robots, taking drugs, taking laxatives, wearing white pants.
Lunar Eclipse June Summary
Hercules is bent on one knee and is close to the earth. The grounded ‘heathen’ energy is good for wholesome pursuits with an element of rough and tumble since we have Mars active. This is also a Moon of raw expression without much diplomatic finesse. This Lunar eclipse favours brutal honesty even if it offends. This is a moon for the country bumpkin, not the cosmopolitan city dweller.
There could be a conflict between rural people and city slickers who think they know better than those they may see as ‘simple folk’ just because they have gotten out of the small town and now have an education. This is a great eclipse for brutally revealing the lies of the sophisticates. They will be lost for words.
Hercules knows s***! Oh yes he does, check out the myth behind him. The 5th labour was one of shovelling ox manure out of the Augean stables;
“In English at least, bullshit is even today a common term for lies and falsehood, and the term is quite vivid protolanguage for communicating the loathing we feel when we have been deceived by charlatans. Apparently, assholes are assholes, whether in 2000 BCE or 2000 CE. Even many animals use their faeces as a form of derogatory comment.” ~ Nitya Teachings
This is a great eclipse for bullshit detecting, so stick on your metaphorical wellies and grab your shovel. It’s time to give your stable a good clean out… Of course, full Moon lunar eclipse energy is always perfect for bringing nasty, smelly toxins to the surface. This is a great time for raw honesty, but use the crystal below to prevent you from turning too Neanderthal.
What Crystal is good for healing during the June Lunar Eclipse?
Red Calcite: I picked this stone because it seems able to tame any problematic brutish energy in both humans and animals. At the same time, this revitalising stone gives courage to teenagers who are being bullied.
This stone is great if you need the stamina of Hercules, so take it to the gym with you if you have not exercised in a while or are starting a new fitness program and you are not physically fit. Red Calcite is a passionate, warming crystal it gives you some get-up-and-go if you are feeling sluggish from too much self isolation. It helps you feel at home with yourself.