Here we go with another retrograde! This is the last personal planet retrograde for a few months, so we've just got to make it through this and then we can breathe a sigh of relief! First we had Mars to start the year, then another Mercury, then Venus, and now Mercury. Just a little while longer!
The basics: A retrograde occurs when a planet appears to be moving backwards from our vantage point here on Earth. It isn't actually moving backwards, it just appears that way. Mercury turns retrograde most often because it's nearest to us, about 3-4 times per year, and lasts for several weeks. When a planet retrogrades, what that planet rules tends to be thrown off, along with what the sign it's retrograding in rules.
With Mercury retrograde, we experience a shadow and a storm. The shadow period starts when Mercury first hits the point in the zodiac it will turn direct at, and ends when it last hits the point in the zodiac it will turn retrograde at. Most people don't feel the effects of Mercury retrograde until it enters the storm period though. The storm period of Mercury retrograde is when Mercury is moving at its slowest, less than 40 minutes per day. Mercury is a fast-moving planet and hates it when he's moving slowly. There's usually two storm periods, one around the time Mercury turns retrograde, and one around when it turns direct.
The shadow of this Mercury retrograde begins June 26th and ends August 21st, lasting eight weeks. The first storm period will be from July 5th - 25th, and the second will be from July 31st - August 14th. The exact retrograde begins July 14th at 10:16PM ET and ends August 8th at 1:40AM ET.
Mercury continues his retrogrades in the fire signs, with just one more in Sagittarius in November. He turns retrograde at 12 degrees Leo, right in the middle of the sign, and the retrograde will occur entirely in Leo. Can anyone say drama queen? You think people throw temper tantrums now, just wait until this retrograde starts. We're pulling drama out of thin air and making an Everest out of a molehill. Everything we say, we say with flair, and everything we think, we think with flair. But because it's Mercury retrograde, that flair is in all the wrong moments and gets completely misunderstood or goes berserk.
Leo rules actors/acting, so watch for problems in Hollywood (as if that place is ever problem-free). Scandals, perhaps? Leo also rules children, so kids collectively are going to be more temperamental, especially in groups. Since Leo is naturally ruled by the Sun, and the Sun rules our physical bodies and vitality/strength, that might be on the lower end during this retrograde. The Sun also rules men, so this may be a period that's better for women than men (or maybe has something come out that's not such good news for males).
The only saving grace of this retrograde is the fact that Mercury won't be making any difficult aspects during it. Hallelujah! In fact, he'll be sextile Venus when he turns retrograde, so hopefully, the effects won't be so horribly unpleasant. Or, we'll be stuffing our faces with junk food over all of the drama and that makes it feel less unpleasant.
Mercury turns direct at 1 degree of Leo, so those July-born, early-sign Leos (say July 22nd - 26th) may have the most trouble around the direct. August 2nd - 7th Leos may have the most difficulty with the turn retrograde at 12 degrees.
For the rest of you, check the house(s) Mercury will be retrograding in of your own natal chart, and any aspects Mercury will make during its retrograde to your natal planets, to fully understand how it will impact you personally.
If you have Mercury retrograde in your natal or progressed chart, you may not feel the worst of this. Those individuals generally don't experience the difficulties of the retrograde because it feels more natural to them. Of course, chances are everyone else around them doesn't have the same aspect, so they can still experience difficulties brought on by others.
Now come on people, we're almost through it!
July 2012 Full & New Moons: Full Moon in Capricorn & New Moon in Cancer
A full moon occurs when the transit (moving) Sun and Moon are exactly opposing one another in the zodiac. It tends to signal a time of endings, culminations, and things coming to fruition. A new moon occurs when when the transit Sun and Moon are in the exact same spot in the zodiac. It tends to signal a time of new opportunities, growth, and optimism.
For information on how the new/full moons/eclipses may impact your sign, read the monthly horoscope.
July 3rd 2012 Full Moon in Capricorn
A full moon occurs at 2:52PM ET at 12 degrees 13 minutes of Capricorn. In Capricorn, we may see a lot of people having issues resolved at work, getting recognition for their work, or having long-term goals realized. This Moon is one where you really reap what you sow. Our moods overall may seem more somber and serious, and we're more sensitive. You may see more people prone to emotional public displays and outbursts. There may be a lot of talk about achievement, and what it means to achieve your goals or how to achieve your goals. There could also be a focus on older people, mentors, parents, the skin, bones, or nails. To use this Moon constructively, try to finish a goal of your own. If it's something you've been working at for a long time or have wanted to do for a long time, even better. If you're a Capricorn Sun, Moon, or mid-Capricorn rising, you may feel the effects of this moon most.
July 19th 2012 New Moon in Cancer
A new moon occurs at 12:24AM ET at 26 degree 54 minutes of Cancer. In Cancer, we feel like being at home and with loved ones more. Focus may be put on housing or real estate (maybe some good news in that sector, although Mercury is retrograde at the same time, so caution needs to be exercised, and perhaps that good news is found out later to not be as good as we thought) or on family values and dynamics. Spend some time with your loved ones, whoever they may be. Be nurturing to another person and connect emotionally. Our emotions are more heightened during this time, but not in a negative way. Cancer is the natural ruler of the Moon, so she's at home here, and our emotions are more like what they should be. This is also a good time analyze our spiritual foundation and figure out if it's as strong as we've thought it to be. If you're a Cancer Sun, Moon, or late Cancer rising, you may feels the effects of this moon most.
General horoscopes are always meant for entertainment purposes only. For a more accurate view, read your Sun sign, Rising sign, and Moon sign.
ARIES JUNE 2012
Mercury enters Cancer on June 7th, and your communications may be centered around your home and what you need to do to it. Thinking about the projects you need to get done can be what’s on your mind most. You could talk a lot with family members, having an important conversation with one of them. You may think better at home than anywhere else. On the 25th, Mercury moves into fellow fire sign Leo, and your mind becomes a little lighter and focused on having fun. You don’t want to feel bogged down, and may spend time being creative or pursuing a new hobby. If you have children, you could converse easier with them. If single, you could meet someone through a neighbor, sibling, or online. The Sun enters Cancer June 20th, and you may feel most comfortable and like yourself when you’re at home or with loved ones.
Venus turns direct on June 27th after being retrograde since May 15th in the sign of Gemini. With this Venus retrograde, you likely have been and may continue to feel it’s difficult for you to communicate clearly without starting a fight. Maybe it’s been hard for you to clear your head enough that you can communicate what you really think. Aries has a reputation for impulsive speech, and you may find that speech rubs people the wrong way. If you have a sibling, you may have less patience for dealing with them, and if they have an issue, you don’t want to help. You could have a dispute with a neighbor or problem within your community. On June 11th, Jupiter will enter a new sign, Gemini, so once we’re done with Venus, you can have an easier time communicating, knowing all the right words to say. Your mind may be more active, and you feel more curious and have a more optimistic mentality. This could be a good year for pursuing mental endeavors, taking short trips, buying new technology, ending sibling rivalry, or doing work in your community.
A lunar eclipse in Sagittarius takes place June 4th. You could end a long-term project or class, or decide something you’ve been learning isn’t for you any longer. If you’ve been spending time in a foreign place, you could come home. If you have to deal with the law, that could be resolved. Make sure you don’t break the law - you probably won’t get away with it with this eclipse. And watch for anyone trying to come after you legally. You’ll be more likely to feel emotionally tied to your beliefs, and fight for what you believe. Remember that eclipse effects can last up to six months. On June 19th, there’ll be a new moon in Gemini. You may see an opportunity to do something in your neighborhood, through/with a neighbor, or through/with a sibling. You could come up with a new idea and feel more mentally active. Taking short trips could be more frequent, and you could become interested in something new.
TAURUS JUNE 2012
On June 7th, Mercury enters Cancer, and you could see a surge in communications overall. The volume of communications increases, and you may get more emails, texts, phone calls, or mail than usual. People want your opinions, or they want to share something with you, and all the new news is coming straight to you. Your mind could be more active and you process things with more logic and reason. Mercury leaves Cancer and enters Leo on June 25th, and your mind may slow down some in general, except at home. You could find that you do your best thinking at home or with loved ones, getting their input. You may also spend some time dwelling on your spiritual foundation and come up with a plan to strengthen it. The Sun enters Cancer on June 20th, and you could feel most like yourself when you’re intellectually engaged, learning something new, and find it easier to communicate accurately. You could find a sibling, neighbor, or your community in the spotlight.
Taurus, your ruler is the lovely planet Venus, and she’s been retrograde since May 15th in the sign just after yours, Gemini. That retrograde continues through most of June, when she turns direct on June 27th. With this Venus retrograde, you’ve probably been experiencing problems regarding your finances, your security, and your values, and that continues in June. Make sure you’re being careful with your finances, and don’t be tempted to splurge unnecessarily, especially in an attempt to make yourself feel better. And you may overindulge more, so be sure to exercise more! In June, we also see a change with Jupiter who leaves your sign of Taurus and enters Gemini on June 11th. With Jupiter here, this could be a good year to make more money than before. You may be presented with new money-making opportunities, or find a way to manage your finances smarter so you feel you have more. You may feel better about yourself and have more confidence. Just don’t get lazy and not use this influence, otherwise you won’t see much of the positive benefits.
On June 4th, a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius occurs. You may feel more serious with this eclipse, and focus on serious subjects. If you’ve been working on making a big change in your life or with yourself, something that’s very profound and would greatly change things, you may see it come to fruition with this eclipse, over the next six months (eclipse effects can last for six months). It might be a change that’s hard for you to deal with, but one that needs to be made. Face the demons. On June 19th, a new moon occurs in Gemini, and you could have a new opportunity to make more money come up, or to get your budget under control, or to make a big purchase. Your self-esteem may seem higher, and you feel better about yourself.
GEMINI JUNE 2012
Happy birthday to June-born Geminis! Mercury enters Cancer on June 7th, and it could be a good time to sit down and plan a budget or manage your finances. Your head can be clearer about how to handle money in an objective way, and you can be less prone to financial indulgences. Consulting an accountant or financial planner might make your to-do list. If you want to purchase an electronic, that could happen during this transit. Mercury moves into Leo on June 25th, and you become a super Gemini! No one will get a word in edgewise in conversations with you, your mind is in overdrive, and you bounce from one thing to the next at record speed. Just make sure to slow down and take a breath or drink of water! On June 20th, the Sun enters Cancer, and you may focus on your value system. What it is you value most in life, what your beliefs are, and what makes you feel safe and secure in the world get your attention. You may do something to try and increase your sense of self-esteem/self-worth.
You’ve been feeling the brunt of a retrograding Venus, who has been retrograde since May 15th in your sign of Gemini, and that will go on throughout June until she turns direct on June 27th. With a Venus retrograde in Gemini, people have probably been pushing your buttons, you haven’t had patience with anyone, loved ones are on your nerves, and you could be experiencing problems in your love relationships, maybe even parting ways. You’ve got to hunker down through June too - it won’t last forever! On the plus side, Jupiter moves into a new sign on June 11th, your sign, Gemini. Once we’re done with these retrogrades (we have a Mercury retrograde to contend with a week after we’re done with Venus), you could have a great year in store! Having Jupiter, the planet of expansion, in your sign brings you the opportunity to expand your life in some way. Make the most of the opportunities you’re presented with. And be careful that the expansion in your life isn’t your waistline!
On June 4th, a lunar eclipse occurs in Sagittarius, the sign opposing yours. This eclipse could affect your relationships, bringing one or more to an end. You may not like the cutting of ties, but it’s likely been a long time coming. Conversely, you could bring a relationship to another level, becoming more committed to someone. It all depends on how things have been going thus far. These effects can last up to six months with an eclipse, so it might not happen right away. A new moon in Gemini, your sign, will occur on June 19th. This is an excellent period for new opportunities to come your way for you to make a new start. If there’s something that’s been on your mind that you’ve wanted to try, you could do it with this new moon. You may feel more optimistic, enthusiastic, and daring. Something nice for Gemini!
CANCER JUNE 2012
Mercury enters your sign Cancer, on June 7th, and your mind could be incredibly active. Cancers aren’t known for being heady types, but you’ll come across as far more in your mind than usual. You could have an easier time sorting through things objectively, and communicating your thoughts. You may decide to learn something new, spend time with a sibling, or do something within your community. Mercury leaves your sign and enters Leo on June 25th, and you could think more about your finances. You’re less likely to do something on a whim with regards to your finances, and could think through thoroughly all financial plans. The Sun enters your Sign on June 20th, and you may feel an increase in your strength and vitality. You could feel like you have more energy and vigor, and you want to put yourself out there and be in the spotlight. Happy birthday to June-born Cancers!
The planet Venus has been retrograde since May 15th in Gemini, the sign before yours, and that retrograde continues through most of June until it ends on June 27th. For Cancer, this Venus retrograde may be making it hard for you to end things or get rid of things, finding opposition from others, or subconscious opposition from yourself. You may be having difficulty with a subconscious issue, especially one that relates to love or money. You may have difficulty keeping things hidden away, or hide too much. Jupiter changes sign on June 11th, entering Gemini. After Venus retrograde, you could experience a year that’s ripe for a good spring cleaning, whether it’s physical, mental, or emotional. Anything you don’t need anymore, you can get the opportunity to relinquish at some point over the next year. Make sure you do, because next year Jupiter will enter your sign, and you’re going to need room for all of the opportunities to bring new things into your life that will bring.
June 4th brings a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius. With this eclipse, you could end a bad health habit that you’ve needed to get rid of, like quitting smoking or giving up sugar. If you continue to live in an unhealthy manner, you may see a health problem come up from this eclipse. Stress could also take more of a toll on you physically. You could quit your job or lose your job, or see some sort of change to your work environment (move to a new cubicle/office/building, new employees, new boss, new computers, etc.). Any changes, even the hard ones, should be for the better in the long run. Eclipses can affect you for six months, so you may see this manifest over time. A new moon in Gemini occurs on June 19th, and this could be a great time to get rid of something and do some cleaning, literally and figuratively. It’s time to clear the clutter in your home, mind, and soul. You could see something end during this time, but only to make way for something new.
LEO JUNE 2012
Mercury enters the sign before yours, Cancer, on June 7th. You may feel more inclined to hide your thoughts and ideas, keeping your views to yourself. You may not speak up when you want to and have long monologues in your head but not with anyone else. Leos aren’t known for being quiet, but you could seem that way because you don’t feel like sharing. The Sun enters Cancer as well this month, on June 20th, which adds to you keeping to the shadows. You may not want any focus put on you, which is shocking for a Leo, but you’d rather keep to yourself and away from people. Mercury enters your sign of Leo on the 25th, so your super-introversion may only last a short while, and you become a chatterbox. Everything you kept inside of you, you let out now. People are probably going to hear what you have to say whether they want to hear it or not.
On May 15th, the planet Venus turned retrograde in Gemini, and that continues in June, ending on June 27th. You may have been and may continue to experience problems with your friends during this Venus retrograde, Leo. Little fights erupt between you, with both of you having no patience for the other. You could have a falling out with a friend, or have an old friend come back into your life. You may have problems with any group you belong to, or cause you work for. Jupiter enters Gemini on June 11th, changing into a new sign. When we’re done with Venus, you could have a great year to solidify existing friendships and forge new ones. You might meet a lot of new people with similar interests as yours and expand your social network. Any new opportunities you’re presented with this year could come from a friend. You could become interested in a new cause, or join a new group that supports a position you believe in.
The June 4th lunar eclipse falls in fellow fire sign Sagittarius. You could see something come to an end with a love relationship. If attached, you could break up, though it might be temporarily. If there’s something you’ve needed to work on in the relationship, you could do it now and strengthen it. If single, you could meet someone that feels like a karmic, spiritual connection. Something could come to an end with your children, if you have any. You could feel more creative and inspired. On June 19th, a new moon in Gemini will occur, and you could have a new opportunity through a friend. You could make a new friend, join a new group, or take up a new cause. Patch things up with existing friends and do something fun together. While the Venus retrograde makes things difficult, you could end the month with the chance to make your friendships much better.
VIRGO JUNE 2012
On June 7th, Mercury enters watery Cancer, and you could find that you communicate best in groups or with your friends. You may spend a lot of time conversing with friends, all of them having something important to talk to you about. It may be easier for you to lay out your thoughts and ideas with multiple people at once, and you could be more involved in a group you belong to. That’s especially true when the Sun enters Cancer as well, on June 20th, and you feel most like yourself when you’re with your friends, being socially engaged, or doing work for a group or charity. You may seem more idealistic as well, something that’s not very common for a Virgo. Your ruler, Mercury, moves into Leo on June 25th, and you don’t feel much like sharing at that point. You may need to spend more time alone to recharge your mind and feel like others are mentally draining. You could focus on a subconscious issue and figure out what you need to do to work it out.
Since May 15th, Venus has been retrograding in Gemini, and continues until June 27th. Your desire to further your life path may be low, or you experience road bumps whenever you try to attempt anything new to further your career or your long-term goals. You may feel less ambitious than usual, and have a hard time dedicating yourself to anything long-term. Bosses, authority figures, and mentors may be a problem, having no time/patience for you or vice versa. Jupiter enters Gemini on June 11th, so after the Venus retrograde, the next year could be fabulous for pursuing your career ambitions, whether it’s getting ahead where you’re at or forging a new career. You might work harder at your goals or get the opportunity to see them come to fruition. New goals could be formed, as you look at the direction your life is taking and decide whether or not it’s the one you want to be taking.
The lunar eclipse in Sagittarius occurs on June 4th, and could affect your home and family. You may finish a home renovation, or complete the purchase of a new home, or finalize a move. You could settle something with a relative or see something end for a family member. An eclipse can affect you for up to six months, so this may take time to happen. On June 19th, a new moon occurs in Gemini, and you may get the opportunity to pursue something new in your career or advance your ambitions. This is usually a good period for dealing with bosses, mentors, and authority figures, and you can be much more focused on your long-term goals. Maybe one comes to fruition during this time, or you decide to make a new goal for yourself. You may also get recognition for something you do.
LIBRA JUNE 2012
Mercury enters Cancer on June 7th, and you could be mentally focused on your career. Maybe you decide you want to make an adjustment or change, or create a new plan for how to achieve what you want. You could converse with someone who gives you sage advice about how to proceed, or read a book or attend a seminar about your goal. You could speak publicly or use technology within your profession. You may contemplate the path your life is taking. Mercury enters Leo on June 25th, and you may have an important conversation with a friend, make plans for a dream, help out a cause, and be more engaged with technology. The Sun enters Cancer on June 20th, and you could find yourself getting attention or praise for something you’ve accomplished. You may want to have more recognition for the work you do. Dealing with older people could be easier at this time, especially those who are a mentor to you or authority figure.
Your ruler is Venus, and she’s been retrograde since May 15th in Gemini, and remains retrograde until June 27th. For Libra, you’ve likely been butting heads with those who don’t believe the same things you do, thinking they’re incredibly stupid and doing what you can to convince others you’re right. Normally Libra tries to show some tact and be neutral, but you might find that hard to do during this time. If you’re taking a class, you may have no passion for it and have difficulty focusing, and you may need to redo work. If you take a trip, there may be problems, or all the people you encounter are rude and ridiculous. Overall, you could just feel like you’re out of sorts and have a hazy feeling. Jupiter moves into Gemini on June 11th, and after your ruler is done with her retrograde, this could be a great year for you to do some traveling (especially to a foreign place), meet people who live in an entirely different way than you do, study something new, do some writing (or get published), and just expand your mind overall. You may feel more buoyant and optimistic than usual as well this year. I’ll also note that Saturn has been retrograde in your sign, Libra, and will turn direct on June 25th. If you’ve been feeling like you couldn’t accomplish tasks like normal, had difficulty with your responsibilities, overwhelmed with all you need to do, or insecure about your life, that should improve.
On June 4th, a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius occurs, and you may see something to come fruition for a sibling, for a neighbor, or with your neighborhood. You could end a fight with a sibling or neighbor or end a community project. You could finish anything to do with writing or learning, like a book or class. You may find your words are more laced with emotions from this eclipse. Eclipses can affect you for up to six months, so this may be the case for a while. On June 19th, a new moon occurs in Gemini. You may get the opportunity to pursue something new that expands your view of the world. You may take a trip or spend time with those who live a different lifestyle than yourself. Something positive could come up for a sibling or through a sibling, or you could get involved in your neighborhood.
SCORPIO JUNE 2012
On June 7th, Mercury enters fellow water sign Cancer, and while Scorpio tends to be a more serious sign, you might feel your mind lighten a little. You may feel more playful and exploring, and become interested in pursuing something new. Your sense of humor could better, and you may find yourself laughing more often than usual. People will probably think you’ve been getting lucky. This is added to when the Sun also enters Cancer, on June 20th. You’ll feel best when you’re learning about a new culture, expanding your mind, understanding other beliefs, or doing some travel, and you could seem like a more jovial you, with a lighter heart and more optimistic attitude. Mercury enters Leo on June 25th, and you get down to brass tacks. possibly by making some long-term plans. You could spend time thinking about your path and how you can achieve your ambitions.
Venus began a period of retrograde on May 15th in Gemini, and she’ll continue to be retrograde until June 27th. For Scorpio, this Venus retrograde may have you feeling sexually frustrated, unable to physically express yourself the way you’d like to. Maybe you’re single and can’t get involved with anyone for some reason; maybe you’re attached, and your partner is out of town for a while, or just distant and lacking the passion you desire. Getting a loan or money that’s owed to you may be difficult to do and you encounter obstacles; if you’re the one who owes money, you could have to pay up suddenly. Things should improve once the retrograde is over with Jupiter entering the sign of Gemini on June 11th, entering a new sign. This is a great period to explore your sexuality, and find the passion that you want in a partner, and you may find more people are attracted to you as you give off a magnetic quality. You’ll be more likely to be attracted to serious, dark, brooding types. Getting a loan, settling debts, or inheriting money could be easier to do over the next year. And you’re more than likely going to experience a transformation in your life, a deep release that allows you to improve yourself and your life and makes you feel more powerful and in control of your destiny. If you’ve been wanting to make positive, life-altering changes, this is your year!
June 4th brings a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius. You could settle your finances with this eclipse, getting serious about a budget and spending. You may feel more emotionally connected to your body and senses, wanting to experience life in a tangible way. What people think about you may seem more important to you, and make or break your sense of self-worth. June 19th brings a new moon in Gemini, and this could be a good moon to settle debts, loans, joint finances, or a tax issue. You may become interested in a darker subject, like forensics, criminology, or psychology. It could be an easier period to do research into something and find out all of the facts. If you want to initiate a change, this could be a good moon to do it under, especially with Jupiter being in the same sign and Venus getting ready to end her retrograde.
SAGITTARIUS JUNE 2012
Mercury enters the sign of Cancer on June 7th, and you might seem like a downtrodden Saggy. Your mind may be more probing and researching, and you want to get down to the core of issues. You may focus more on serious topics, maybe even dark topics, something highly unusual for a Sagittarius. And you may seem more serious, unable to let loose. Mercury enters fellow fire sign Leo on June 25th, and your mood lifts and lightens and you become a more typical Archer with an adventurous mind and happy attitude. The Sun enters Cancer on June 20th, and you might become obsessed with something, an idea, topic, or person. You may need to do more research into something, and your intuition may be better. This could be a good time to make a transformation in your life, whether it’s refurbishing a piece of furniture, or taking a good look at yourself and making a change in your way of living.
On May 15th, Venus began a retrograde in your opposing sign of Gemini, and that continues in June, until June 27th. For Sagittarius, this Venus retrograde in Gemini can bring problems in your close relationships. You may be fighting more with a partner, or have trouble with someone you would consider an “enemy.” You may not feel like being close with someone and push people away, or you may want to be close with someone and feel you’re the one being pushed away. Jupiter enters Gemini on June 11th, so after Venus retrograde in this sign is over, you may have a year to strengthen and improve your close relationships. You may feel closer to someone as time goes on, and meet more people to form new bonds with. Opportunities come to you through partners, and you may do best working with a partner over the next year.
A lunar eclipse in your sign of Sagittarius occurs on June 4th. For Sagittarians, this lunar eclipse may bring many endings into your life. Lots of long-term projects you’ve been working hard on could be finished during this time, and you see the fruits of your labor. You’re also more likely to be more emotional than usual. Sagittarius isn’t known for being an emotional sign, but with a lunar eclipse in your sign, your emotions are heightened and you‘re more sensitive or moody. The effects of an eclipse can last for six months, so this could be a long period of unusual sensitivity. On June 19th, a new moon occurs in Gemini, and you may get an opportunity through a partner, or an opportunity to forge a new partnership. This is especially good in business, and any business opportunities you encounter likely come from someone else. Don’t be afraid to reach out and ask for help, because other people will likely be better able to find solutions than you at this time. If single, you may meet someone knew who seems like real commitment-material; if attached, you could get the chance to strengthen your bond, which may be needed after the trying Venus retrograde.
CAPRICORN JUNE 2012
On June 7th, Mercury enters your opposing sign of Cancer. You may find that your mind is squarely focused on your relationships with those you’re close to, and you spend time thinking about the issues within them. You may have an important conversation with a loved one or in a one-on-one environment. You might think best when you have someone else to bounce ideas off of, but just one person, not a group. Mercury leaves Cancer and enters Leo on June 25th, and your mind could become more serious and thoughtful. You find darker subjects fascinating and want to probe deeper, below the surface. On June 20th, the Sun enters your opposite, Cancer, and you could feel more comfortable with loved ones rather than by yourself or in a group. Someone you’re close to could get attention for something. A light could be shone on one of your relationships, for better or worse.
Venus retrograde in Gemini began on May 15th, and that will keep going until June 27th. Capricorn is usually a hard-working sign, but that might be taking a hit now. You could feel lazy and lethargic at work, unable to focus or have the discipline required to get the job done. Maybe you’re having problems with another employee. Or maybe you’re having a health issue, something plaguing you, or you not sticking to a diet and exercise plan and it’s making you feel blah. Jupiter enters Gemini on June 11th, so after the Venus retrograde this should be a great year for work and getting the job done. You’re mind may be sharper and better able to deal with the little details. You could be more organized and self-disciplined. You may decide it’s time to finally get serious about your health and have your healthiest year. You could also adopt a new pet. And your ruler, Saturn turns direct on June 25th, so you may feel even more like yourself after that.
On June 4th, a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius occurs. This eclipse is all about letting go and clearing the clutter. There are periods in our lives where it’s not necessarily the right time to start new things, but the right time to get rid of the things we don’t need anymore, the things we’ve outgrown or that have broken down or that are no longer useful. This eclipse gives you the opportunity to do just that. If you don’t and continue to try and hold on to things you shouldn’t, you could pay the price. This is also usually an excellent time to dig into the subconscious and let out anything that you’ve kept secret; even if you don’t want to let out the skeletons, they usually come out on their own anyway during this time. Know that eclipse effects can last for up to six months. On June 19th, a new moon in Gemini occurs, and you may be much better with the details and the little daily tasks that we all usually find tedious. You may be prone to list-making and have an easier time getting things done, as long as they aren’t too big of a task. You may get the opportunity to do something good for your health, or be presented with a new job opportunity.
AQUARIUS JUNE 2012
Mercury enters Cancer on June 7th, and your mind may become focused on the work that you need to get done. This could be work at your job, or work at home, or work in a relationship. You may focus on your health, tackling a health issue or beginning a new healthy regimen or leaving behind a nasty habit. When the Sun joins Mercury in Cancer on June 20th, you may feel more strong, and like you have to focus on the details and get the little things done. It’s easier for you to focus on the details. A pet could also come to the forefront, or you could adopt a new one. On June 25th, Mercury enters your opposing sign, Leo. You could have many communications with loved ones, valuing the opinion of a partner more, or feel more comfortable sharing your thoughts and ideas with those you’re close to, in intimate settings.
The Venus retrograde in Gemini, your fellow air sign, started May 15th and ends on June 27th. Things may not be going so well in your love relationships, and you have trouble dealing with your loved ones, especially those you’re dating and your children. If single, you may not care for any of the people you meet; if attached, you may feel your partner is more annoying than usual. If you have kids, you may have less patience for them and they get on your nerves more. If you’re normally creative, you may find that zapped. Jupiter will enter Gemini on June 11th, so after the Venus retrograde in Gemini ends, you could have a fun year. You feel more flirty and fun, and have the opportunity to meet many new potential mates. If you’re in a relationship, it might feel like it felt when you first met. Positive opportunities may come up for your children. And your creativity can soar during this time. Even if you’re not creative, you’ll at least take up a new hobby or two, and you may want to spend more time playing than working.
June 4th brings a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius. A friendship could come to an end with this eclipse, something coming to light and driving a wedge that can’t be removed. Changes within your existing friendships and with your expectations of your friends may occur, along with any groups you belong to, and you may give up some. Your hopes and dreams for your future could change, giving up on some, or they could come to fruition at this time, if you’ve been putting in a lot of work beforehand. An eclipse can affect you for up to six months, so this may not happen right away. On June 19th, a new moon in Gemini occurs, and you might feel more light-hearted and gregarious. You may want to go out and have fun, and forget about work all of the time. You could feel more creative or have the opportunity to pursue a hobby more, or take up a new hobby. After the Venus retrograde in this sign, you could use some fun!
PISCES JUNE 2012
On June 7th, Mercury enters Cancer, and your imagination could be sparked. Pisces always has an active imagination, but you could feel more creative during this time and use your imagination constructively. If single, you could meet someone online or in your community. On June 20th, the Sun also enters Cancer, and you might feel more romantic, in the mood for love, more inspired by life, and have a playful attitude. You may feel most like yourself when you’re having fun and leaving your worries behind. Mercury enters Leo on June 25th, and you go from focusing on play to work. Your mind may become wrapped up in the details of daily life and/or work, and you may find you have many communications at work/about work. If looking for a new job, this could be a good time to find one online, or that utilizes technology or writing in some way.
Venus turned retrograde in Gemini on May 15th, and that will end on June 27th. For Pisces, with this Venus retrograde in Gemini, you’ve likely been experiencing problems with your family members. You get into a little tiff with one, have a blowout with another, and just have no patience for them overall. You probably think they’re acting like idiots! Maybe they are, maybe it’s just you. Or you could instead be having problems with your home, a pipe bursting, a faucet leaking, an outlet shorting, a fence falling down. Jupiter will enter Gemini on June 11th, so once Venus retrograde is over, you can have a better relationship with your family members. Maybe you see some of them for them first time in years. One of them could get a great opportunity, and anything new for you could come through a relative. You can also improve your home or living situation, doing some renovations or moving to a bigger place. Your ruler, Neptune, will turn retrograde this month in your sign of Pisces on June 4th, so watch for feeling like you’re in a fog and everything is hazy and unclear.
On June 4th, a lunar eclipse in Sagittarius occurs, and you could see career ambitions become realized. If you’ve been working hard and smart towards your long-term goals, you could see them come to fruition with this eclipse. Conversely, you could change your long-term goals, giving up the ones you’ve had, or have difficulty with a boss, parent, or mentor. You may also feel more emotionally tied to how you’re perceived publicly, and could find yourself in the public eye. Eclipse effects can be felt for up to six months, so this may not happen right away. On June 19th, a new moon occurs in Gemini, and you may take some time to make an improvement to your home with a renovation or redecorating. You may strengthen your spiritual foundation or your ties to your family. Whatever difficulties the Venus retrograde brings, you should hopefully get the opportunity to right things with this new moon.
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