June 24 - 30

Your ruler Mars stations retrograde this week--just what you’ve been waiting for. It’s time to stop charging ahead, slow down, and consider what the prize is. What are you competing for? What do you want out of this race? This summer, you’re figuring out what your goals are and developing a strategy to reach them. This includes connecting with the community members who will support you in achieving those goals. You may lock horns with someone in your social group if you’re not careful. Give other people some space if you feel frustrated. It’s not easy for an Aries to stand still and look back. Thursday’s full moon is a culmination of forces in your career. He’s checking in on your progress in your climb up serious vocational heights. You’ve been working so hard; I hope Saturn has a trophy ready for you.

June 17 - 23

Tension in groups only grows this week as Venus moves into an opposition with Mars. You’re often the de facto leader, but this week, let someone else lead for a change. It’s your turn to prioritize play. After working so hard, you deserve it. Romance, creativity, and games call to you now. Shed some responsibilities. Show the others what self-love looks like when you express what you want and then go after it. If you find that you need to express yourself to your community, put yourself first, loud and proud. Show people who you are. You may have a temporary, unusual feeling of self-doubt with Chiron now in your sign. Even a brave Aries can find that there is a part of their life they could be living more authentically. The summer solstice always takes you back to your roots. By the end of the week, you’ll see how your image is transforming as you become ever more yourself. Going home is going in.

June 10 - 16

The scent of fresh sea air comes in on the breeze of Wednesday’s Gemini new moon, with Mercury in Cancer. Can you feel it? At least part of you is ready to go home to Mother Ocean, curl up, and hide away. If you can do it this week, it would be good for you. Mars on the south node in Aquarius suggests that your community is taking a lot out of you. You may be meeting old friends and rejoining old associations, only to find that you’ve changed. Others may want you to lead them when you’re exhausted, or you find that the groups you’re in are getting too set in their ways. Venus in Leo reminds you of your talent for passionate self-expression. Give your gifts to people who give in return. You normally have an abundance of energy and drive, but you’re coming up on a period of rest. Try to gradually slow down at work for now. You have three years of this Saturn in Capricorn career-focus. No reason to burn out early.

June 4 - 9

The Cancer-Capricorn oppositions continue to apply transformative pressure to your life. Power comes with responsibility, as you remember while you are handling your intense workload this week. Love and comfort beckon from home. Certainly there are times of more work and times for rest, and you can have both. Try to be on the same page with family members about the current situation. You may need a pinch hitter. Mars approaching the south node gives you all kinds of leadership energy. You may feel like heading up a march for justice, which could be a terrific contribution to your community. Just make sure you’re listening to other perspectives as well. Old friends and associations could come out of nowhere towards the end of the week. Welcome them in with the understanding that you’ve both changed. Stay future-oriented and others will follow your lead.

May 27 - June 2

The tension between home and career has been difficult to handle. This week, Venus joins Jupiter and Neptune to provide you with more emotional support and healing water energy after quite the rocky ride this past month: Chiron moving into your sign, Uranus moving out of your sign, Mars squaring Uranus, and the Capricorn stellium of 2018 calling for uber responsibility in your career. You’ve been under a lot of pressure! Of course, you’ve probably been handling it admirably, with plenty of energy and courage, as always. Tuesday’s full moon offers an opportunity for a much-needed escape. Far-off journeys beckon. Mercury’s move into Gemini on Tuesday night sparks sudden curiosity and a need for conversation. You may be freeing your mind or seeking temporary freedom through a vacation, but either way, ditch the usual routine and go do something new. This full moon week reminds you to have faith that a transit is what it sounds like -- a transitory moment. Friday’s Water Dragon aspect invites you to make the transition from leader at work to nurturing at home a bit more. Be an advocate for the balance you need.

“Wishes of one’s old life wither and shrivel like old leaves if they are not replaced with new wishes when the world changes. And the world always changes. Wishes get slimy, and their colors fade, and soon they are just mud, like all the rest of the mud, and not wishes at all, but regrets. The trouble is, not everyone can tell when they ought to launder their wishes. Even when one finds oneself in Fairyland and not at home at all, it is not always so easy to remember to catch the world in it’s changing and change with it.”

— Catherynne M. Valente, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

When Mars stations retrograde on June 26th, it’s time to launder your wishes. Replace the old and tired, the now irrelevant, with a new wish. There is no rule that says you have to follow through on every dream, that you can’t change your mind. The world changes, your dreams change, and you have to adapt your wishes in order to be happy. Gemini season is giving you all kinds of ideas about what those new goals and dreams might be.

A series of oppositions between planets in Cancer and Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn continues to put pressure on your work and home life. After the ingress of Chiron into your sign in April, and Uranus into Taurus last month, you’re developing a new perspective on who you are. This is reflected in your vocational direction. Your hard work continues throughout June, and you will need to keep balancing that career recognition with time at home with family. Just make sure that the career you’re working so hard in reflects a good, clean, relevant wish. These aspects are exact on the 5th, 15th, 23rd, and 27th, but they’re active all month long.

On June 12th, Mercury moves into Cancer, giving you the words you need to have a heart-to-heart with a family member. The new moon in Gemini on the 13th begins a cycle of good conversations, in which you learn new things that eventually fuel new goals. On the day of the new moon, Venus moves into Leo, igniting your love life and prompting you to express yourself passionately. Mars hits the south node in Aquarius on the same day, possibly bringing you into karmic contact with a community from your past. This could be the audience you’ve been missing. There is a tendency to go back to old groups who no longer fit your needs, or to keep leading others from a fixed point of view that doesn’t acknowledge the world’s changes. Take a look around. Experiment with new groups of people, or have an open discussion with others in your community about what the future should look like.

Neptune stations retrograde on the 18th, making you feel especially sensitive and spiritually open while you make your way through this reckoning of your desires. The Mars retrograde is far more important for you though, since Mars is your planetary ruler and only stations retrograde once every two years. On the 21st, the summer solstice, Venus hits the north node and opposes Mars on the south node. You may reckon with a romantic relationship at this time. It could also be another period of adjustment between you and the groups you lead. Tension can lead to creative ideas. The Mars retrograde begins on the 26th, at which point you begin to seriously review your desires for the future. This is a summer-long inventory of your wishes. Meditate on the new dreams until Mars stations direct on August 27th, at which point you will begin putting those into action. Yes, you may have to sit tight for a few months. Mars retrograde is never easy for an Aries, but when you use it well it clarifies your sense of direction.

The full moon in Capricorn on June 28th falls on Saturn at the very top of your chart. You could earn some recognition now for all of that responsibility you’ve been taking in your career. Saturn demands that you work hard in your vocation for the next three years. You may be coming to terms with realities about what you want or where you are headed at the end of the month. Mercury’s move into Leo on the 29th helps you to express yourself as you navigate these shifting stands. Once you know what you want, nothing will stop you from getting it. You just have to learn what it is first.


Major Aspects

Dates and Times for New York, NY (EST)

Grand Water Trine: Venus, Jupiter, and Neptune: May 28 - June 5

Exact June 1

Mercury in Gemini trine Mars in Aquarius: May 29 - June 4

Exact June 1

Mercury in Gemini sextile north node in Leo: June 1 - 4

Exact June 2

Mercury conjunct Sun in Gemini: May 29 - June 11

Exact June 5

Venus in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn: May 31 - June 11

Exact June 5

Sun in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces: May 31 - June 13

Exact June 6

Mercury in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces: June 3 - 9

Exact June 6

Mercury enters Cancer: June 12

New Moon at 22.44 Gemini: June 13 at 3:43 pm

Mars conjunct south node in Aquarius: May 22 - August 12

Exact June 13 & July 18

Mercury in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus: June 12 - 14

Exact June 13

Mercury in Cancer square Chiron in Aries: June 12 - 16

Exact June 13

Venus enters Leo: June 13

Venus in Leo square Uranus in Taurus: June 13 - 20

Exact June 14

Mercury in Cancer opposite Saturn in Capricorn: June 12 - 18

Exact June 15

Venus in Leo trine Chiron in Aries: June 13 - 20

Exact June 15

Neptune retrograde from 16.29 to 13.41 Pisces: June 18 - November 24

Mercury in Cancer trine Jupiter in Scorpio: June 17 - 22

Exact June 19

Venus conjunct north node in Leo: June 14 - 26

Exact June 20

Mercury in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces: June 18 - 23

Exact June 20

Sun enters Cancer (Summer Solstice): June 21

Venus in Leo opposite Mars in Aquarius: June 15 - 27

Exact June 21

Mercury in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn: June 19 - 27

Exact June 23

Venus in Leo square Jupiter in Scorpio: June 20 - July 1

Exact June 25

Mars retrograde from 9.13 Aquarius to 28.36 Capricorn: June 26 - August 27

Sun in Cancer opposite Saturn in Capricorn: June 21 - July 3

Exact June 27

Full Moon at 6.28 Capricorn: June 28 at 12:53 am

Mercury enters Leo: June 29

Mercury in Leo square Uranus in Taurus: June 29 - July 5

Exact June 30

Mercury in Leo trine Chiron in Aries: June 29 - July 4

Exact June 30