By Lilly Roddy
June could be a stressful month, especially with the New Moon on the 4th and the Full Moon on the 19th. Mars, planet of action and initiation, remains retrograde until mid July, so you may want to wait until then to start any big new projects.
The sun enters the sign of Cancer on June 20 at 5:34 p.m., the Summer Solstice. On the 17th, Saturn and Neptune are square to each other, or sit at right angles in the sky. This is the second of three squares that these two planets make to each other. The last one is on September 10. From an astrological point of view, this is the cause of the low oil prices. We should see some relief and stability returning to oil prices in July, but real growth and stability won’t actually begin until the beginning of October.
ARIES (March 21–April 19). Communication has improved this month. You are getting more organized, but there is a bit of sluggishness that still pulls at you. This will clear up in July. Keep to your to-do list and you will get a lot done. At the end of the month, you are focusing on home and family. This is a good time to feather your nest. You are establishing new traditions within your own family. Career and work opportunities continue to open up for you if you are interested in changing.
TAURUS (April 20–May 20). The Bulls and Cows are going to feel much better—definitely more organized and focused on making some plans for the future. This is a good time to look at financial investments. Your partnerships need some attention this month. Take a short trip out of town, or just do something spontaneous. Otherwise, you may be offered the cold shoulder this month. Toward the end of the month, your daily path should get easier and smoother. Make sure you take some time to get away from it all.
GEMINI (May 21–June 21). Now that your ruler, Mercury, is direct, you are back on track, making plans for the future, considering your career directions, and possibly looking at commitment in a relationship. The beginning of this month will be filled with decisions, especially after the 4th with the New Moon in Gemini. Follow what your heart tells you, develop a good plan to make it happen, and trust your choices. Development of your personal resources is stimulated at the end of the month, so be ready to put your strategy into play at that time.
CANCER (June 22–July 22). The Crabs are in a rest-and-retreat mode this month. You have a lot on your plate and you will want to reexamine your commitment level. Improving your boundaries will help your psychic and emotional health. Continue your exercise and health programs, as they are starting to make a difference. Your career needs something to help stimulate you. A new project or hobby would be especially good for you. Toward the end of the month, you are beginning to climb out of those crab shells!
LEO (July 23–August 22). Your friends are playing a big role in your life this month. You took some time in May to rethink your career goals and directions, and now you are acting on those plans. Your friends and community organizations can be a big resource for you. This is a good time to take on a leadership position at work or in a professional organization. This month is good for doing any kind of work or improvement around your home. Near the end of the month, you are ready for a retreat. It’s a good time to step back and just enjoy being in the moment.
VIRGO (August 23–September 22). Your career and future goals are in the spotlight this month. You have to balance that with your relationship, your home and family time, and time for yourself. The beginning of the month, with the New Moon and the Full Moon on the 20th, could be especially impactful. This can be a time when you are asked to take on a leadership position. You could also be considering starting your own business. You are in a very dynamic time. At the end of the month, look to connecting with friends and enjoying yourself more.
LIBRA (September 23–October 23). Opening your mind to new ideas and making practical use of them is the theme for you this month. This can be a good month for continuing your education or attending classes to learn more about your hobby. But make sure that you take some time for yourself at the beginning of the month and around the 20th. In the latter part of the month, you are back on track and focusing on your career and security goals. You will feel more in control.
SCORPIO (October 24–November 21). This month, the energies are brewing inside of you, just waiting for you to take action on them. The time to act on these will be in July. You are more direct and to the point than usual. Your emotions are more visible for others to see. This can help to make you more marketable if you are looking for a job or expanding your own business. You are a little too conscious about money, and that could be introducing some unnecessary fear. By the end of the month, you feel more in the flow. You are continuing to act on improving your financial picture.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21). The energies in the sky are fairly erratic for you on the June 4 New Moon and the June 20 Full Moon. There are a lot of work and career opportunities that are really more satisfying than what you have done in the past. You are being very cautious about your choices and decisions because you just don’t want to make a mistake. You had good momentum until about the end of March, and then things slowed down. Your energy and drive will pick back up, especially by mid July. Pay attention to the details. There is a lot going on!
CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19). This month, you are taking care of all the small jobs that have stacked up. You are organizing your workplace as well as your coworkers. Get back on your workout program by the end of the month. In the midst of this busy month, you will certainly need some time for yourself. You could do that through travel, taking a class online, or working in your garden. Toward the end of the month, personal relationships take the spotlight. This is a good time for you and that special someone to renew your bonds.
AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18). You are in a creative and playful mood this month, and your career energies are also activated. You will have more courage and drive to follow through on the things that are important to you. You will be more expressive and direct with others at work. This can be a good time for you to take more of a leadership role. You are also in a money-saving mode. This continues through the end of the year, but it’s especially strong now. As we get closer to the end of the month, you are back into your health and work routines as your focus shifts to that!
PISCES (February 19–March 20). This is an especially busy time for you. You may feel that you are pulled in several different directions, and are not sure which one is the right one to focus on. You are particularly sensitive this month, and that is only intensified by the New Moon on the 4th and the Full Moon on the 20th. You can easily feel overwhelmed. You will want to take some time to yourself to make sure you remain centered. Remember, you are the most important person in your life. If your well runs dry, you cannot help others.
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