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Uh-oh, it’s another retrograde. Ready to see what’s in your stars for June?
Nobody panic, but we’ve got a Mercury retrograde on the 18th until the 12th of July, but as Mercury retrograde goes this one shouldn’t be so bad. Cancer and Mercury are pretty friendly, meaning that despite the usual Mercury-related communication madness, they’re all concentrated in the areas of life governed by Cancer.
If you’re not well-versed in Cancerian trivia, Cancer is associated with family and the home, meaning that any potential miscommunications and money problems are all likely to be centred on the home. Despite this, the Mercury retrograde also offers an opportunity for healing of past miscommunications; reconnecting with lost family members or reconciling should be on the cards if it’s likely to bring you peace.
We’ve also got some interesting lunar movements happening in the skies this month, but let’s start with the full moon and lunar eclipse on the 5th of June. Unfortunately, it’s not going to be a brilliant time for any relationships that are currently under strain (looking at you COVID-19 forcing us all to spend 24/7 with our significant others). Impatience and frustration could lead to hostility and even sever damage to your relationship, so patience and kindness will be needed to get through this.
However, it will also offer an opportunity to shed any emotional baggage and make a fresh start if that’s what you’re looking for.
The new moon on the 21st is also an annular solar eclipse, and the interaction with Saturn will lead to some disharmony in all of our lives. Many of us have been struggling with the restrictions placed upon us in the current climate, and unfortunately this lunar cycles will only amplify those feelings. Impulsiveness and recklessness will be rife, so aim to stay cautious and responsible as we all watch how the situation develops – despite the stars urging you otherwise.
So it’s a potentially tricky mix this June, unfortunately, with that classic Gemini duality lending a little extra unpredictability to all of our lives. So while, patience, kindness and responsibility should be all of our watch-words for the month ahead, let’s dig in a little deeper and see what the stars have to offer each of us.
21st May to 20th June
Happy birthday Gemini! Fingers crossed you get the chance to celebrate and make the most of it, you absolutely deserve it. Around the start of June, you may feel a little more lethargic than usual. You’re likely to feel de-motivated and it will feel like a struggle to get going – it’s all Neptune’s fault, don’t worry. However, around the second week of June, Mars’ gets you in the mood for romance. You may find that you’re a little more sensitive than usual, so try and stay grounded and just enjoy yourself.
Around the third week of June you’re like to start feeling some frustration with yourself around personal or career development, thanks to the Sun’s interaction with Jupiter. Watch out for the green-eyed monster, and give yourself a break for once. You’re doing plenty.
Around the end of the month, things are looking up for you, as Venus helps you relax. Your luck will change Gemini, so if your June is feeling tough then just hold out and things will get better.
21st June to 22nd July
It’s almost your birthday all you June-babies, so here’s hoping you’re able to have a big glass of wine with a few of your nearest and dearest soon. This month you’ll be feeling the creativity flowing through your veins, with a nice little Mercury-Uranus combination at the beginning of the month taking you in new directions, potentially leading to new ideas and inspiration
Around the middle of the month, Mars will be boosting your passion, but its position opposite your sign should mean that that energy isn’t too aggressive. Instead, it will encourage you to be more direct and charismatic – this will be a great time of the month for anything social or romantic. June is also the start of a new phase for you, Cancer.
Uranus’ influence will help you to feel more in tune with your inner self, and you’ll feel able to pursue your most ardently-held desires. At the very end of the month, Mercury will make your life feel busier – just try and slow down and make the most of the opportunities coming your way.
23rd July to 22nd August
Around the start of June Venus is boosting your need to show someone affection; don’t hold back your feelings and shower them in gifts if that’s your love language, and an old flame may make an appearance in your life around this time.
Around the same time, the Sun and Jupiter are conspiring to create a little tension in your mind, especially around your personal life. You’re likely to feel like you’ve been left behind, or haven’t achieved as much as you should have.
Remember that everyone moves at different speeds, but hard work around this time will reap rewards in a few months. At the end of the month, the hard work continues, as Mars and Saturn encourage a strong work ethic and determination. Plot your course for the next few months, and work hard on any long-term projects to may have – this is the time to knuckle down.
23rd August to 22nd September
Mercury may be in retrograde this month (we Virgos particularly need to watch out as it’s our ruling planet just dipping out on us, rude), but at the beginning of the month it will be bringing us some good news and productivity. There’s a good chance that inspiration will strike unexpectedly, so listen to your instincts this month. Let’s get shit done at the start of June, as stress is on its way around the middle of month, unfortunately.
Venus is at an awkward angle for us, meaning we’re likely to struggle in all things love and romance this month. Expect communication difficulties and problems with self-esteem, but it should pass by the time we reach the second half of the month when the Sun steps into frame to give us new energy and creativity, lifting your mood.
At the very end of June, you may find yourself stepping out of your comfort zone thanks to Mercury and Uranus’ interaction – be bold, and you might discover something new about yourself.
23rd September to 22nd October
Mercury is upping the ante for you, Libra, especially at the beginning of June. Expect to be busy, with plenty going on in your life, but try not to let yourself be rushed into anything and practice patience. Be particularly careful with the Mercury retrograde, as it could complicate anything delicate in your life, especially anything work-related. In the second week, you might find yourself missing a lost love or forgotten friend – reach out, and they’re likely to appreciate the gesture.
Around the third week of June, you might find yourself under pressure at work – the Sun’s influence will force you to work harder to prove yourself but try not to rise to any aggravating influences. Keep your head down and your hard work will shine through. Around the end of the month and into July, Mars is working in opposition to you.
Expect conflict to appear from an unexpected source, but in this case, you might be best compromising rather than standing your ground. Consider where this conflict is really coming from, and whether or not you can work with it rather than against it.
23rd October to 21st November
Jupiter and Pluto are working together throughout June to bring you a little luck Scorpio! You’ll need to put some effort in, but if there’s something you’ve been working towards for a while, June is the month to really make it happen. Don’t let any setbacks get you down, it will be worth it in the end.
At the beginning of the month, Mercury will bring you some exciting news, and you may find your life starts moving in a different direction to what you anticipated. Around the middle of June, Mars’ influence will have you feeling more romantic than usual; this is a great time for strengthening romantic relationships.
At the end of the month, Saturn and Mars are giving you the energy and determination that you need to really work hard – put the work in and you’ll be seeing results soon.
22nd November to 21st December
Take your time, Sagittarius. Saturn’s influence has been strong in your sign since March and will continue until mid-July. A little perseverance and patience will go a long way, keep it up and you’ll soon start reaping the rewards of your efforts.
Around the middle of June though, Venus is making life hard for you. Romance and affection won’t come easily to you, and you might find that you’re feeling more anxious than normal.
This won’t last long though, as a Mars and Neptune conjunction move into your chart and will have you feeling more romantic than ever. Try not to get too excited though, as it may also leave you daydreaming unrealistically about your partner – take those rose-tinted glasses off! Around the end of the month, work will be ramping up thanks to Saturn, get that nose to the grindstone and you’ll feel better for being productive.
22nd December to 19th January
It’s going to be a busy month for you, Capricorn! Mercury is upping the tempo, and you can expect to feel accordingly tense and irritated if you don’t keep on top of things.
Keep an eye out for the retrograde on the 18th as well, as this could make things even more difficult for you. On the bright side, your love life is looking up, with Mars’ influence in the first half of the month bringing you energy and self-confidence, before being joined by Neptune around the middle of June to bring a little extra romance to your life.
June will be great for strengthening existing relationships or starting new ones. Later in the month, Uranus will enable you to make some big changes in your life, especially anything that you’ve been carefully considering for a while. This is the start of a new phase for you that will last until October, so now is the time to start putting long-term plans in motion.
20th January to 18th February
June will start off beautifully for you, Aquarius.
The Sun-Venus conjunction in your chart will lead you down very comfortable roads, with love and a calming environment being high on your priority list. It’s a great time to relax and enjoy yourself, or to practice creative or meditative pursuits.
Unfortunately, by the middle of the month, Pluto is showing his face in your chart and leading you to feel a huge amount of pressure. Try and stay calm and seek compromise in a stressful situation. Jupiter then joins the party, causing you to feel unhappy with your place in life, and possibly leading to a little bit of the green-eyed monster.
Focus on your own achievements, and work hard if there’s something you really feel like you’re missing. This will continue until the last week of June, at which point you’ll start to relax again. Mars enters your chart, boosting your confidence and improving your relationships. Just hold on Aquarius, the middle of June might be rough but it will get better!
19th February ro 20th March
The first half of June may be a bit of a struggle for you, Pisces. Venus and Mars are making you uncharacteristically angry and impulsive – work it out through sex or other physical pursuits, otherwise you might find yourself having relationship difficulties.
You may also find that you’re more lethargic than usual, as Neptune saps at your energy. You’re likely to struggle with motivation, and might find yourself struggling to understand others.
However, it should start looking up as the Sun moves into your chart in the second half of the month. You’ll find that you’re working more efficiently than normal, and your hard work will not go unrecognised. You’ll soon see your luck start to change. You’ve got this Pisces, you just need to get through the first half of the month!
21st March to 19th April
Well, I’m personally very jealous of the month you have ahead of you, Aries! It’s good news of all kinds throughout, so if you could lend the rest of us a little of your good luck we’d appreciate it.
Early in the month, Venus is all over your chart, bringing love, harmony in relationships and a desire to show your affection for someone special. Indulge these instincts, and allow yourself to feel these positive emotions fully.
Ahead of the retrograde is also a great time to resolve any old hurts with friends or family, as miscommunications will only be complicated afterwards! From the 19th you’ll find yourself working harder, and you might feel like you’re being testing. Don’t worry too much though, keep your head down and you’ll sail through it. At the very end of the month, the Mars-Saturn conjunction will boost your worth ethic, so use this as a chance to get ahead so you can relax a little in July.
20th April to 20th May
Not bad Taurus! Even though your birthday is long past, June looks like a good month for you. Mercury is bringing you some good news, and you might find your life shifts in unexpected ways. Go with the flow and new discoveries await.
Around the middle of the month Mars and Neptune are boosting your romantic and creative aspects; relationships will flourish, and you should use this time to consider what it is you want from life and consider pursuing a creative hobby more fully.
As the planets shift with Mercury retrograde, you don’t need to worry too much: the Sun will be bringing you the energy and optimism to see you through even the most confusing of retrograde-induced miscommunications. At the end of the month, you might find you need to work hard, but it will pay off if you make a solid plan of action for efficiency. Dive in without a plan and you’re likely to flounder.