This cycle begins with the Sun and new Moon at 02° Cancer 47′ and comes to fruition with the full Moon at 17° Capricorn 09′.
The title of this post, The Buck Moon, refers to the July full moon as identified by the Algonquin tribes. The MoonConnection (link below) says about this Moon:
Buck deer start growing velvety hair-covered antlers in July. Frequent thunderstorms in the New England area also resulted in the name Thunder Moon. Some tribes also used Hay Moon.
For background on the Moon names and for other information on the Moon, take a look at MoonConnection
Two U.S natal charts are again being considered--one with Scorpio rising and one with Sagittarius rising (new Moon and full Moon are linked here). In the natal chart with Scorpio rising the Sun is positioned in the 9th house, ruled by Jupiter; Sagittarius rising places the Sun in the 7th house, ruled by Venus. Both placements include the Moon as ruler because the Sun is in Cancer. In the Sagittarian chart the Moon's placement is in the 3rd house, conjunct the cusp; in the chart with Scorpio rising the Moon is in the 4th house, her home.
Currently, Saturn, Neptune, and Pluto are retrograde and will remain so in July.
At 4:24AM (GMT) on the 21st those of us located in the northern hemisphere passed into summer when the solstice occurred. The site Vox has some interesting graphics in their article, The summer solstice is upon us: 7 things to know about the longest day of the year.