June 24 - 30

Where is your transformation taking you? Are the changes you’re making the ones you want? Mars retrograde starts a summer-long review of the deeper workings in your life: your unconscious, your financial mindset, your urges and drives, and the resources you share with a partner. Your private motivations are up for review. Go deeper than the surface to figure out what you want. The link between personal power and freedom is something for you to meditate on this week. What do these things mean to you? What does your life look like when you feel powerful and free? Thursday’s full moon is, once again, about you and a significant partner or friend. It’s the climax to a month-long story of relationship growth. Saturn is testing the maturity and strength of your partnership. It will hold up if both of you can tackle challenges together. Approach this as a team.

June 17 - 23

Your season always begins on the solstice--Midsummer, a time associated with fairies and magic. No wonder people see you as such a dreamy, sensitive soul. Mercury in trine to Jupiter this week with Neptune stationing retrograde opens portals to other worlds for you, if you know where to look. Let your imagination be your guide. You could certainly use a bit of an escape, what with the tension in your relationships.

Money is a big factor for you this week, and potentially part of that ongoing tension. Venus in Leo is a lesson about self-love for you most of all. Your worth is priceless. So when you are thinking about how much your talents are worth in a marketplace, or how much you deserve what you want, think yes. Yes, you deserve it. Yes, that much. Start seeing the poetry in prosperity. Find a Leonine character to model yourself on this week: someone larger-than-life, talented, unapologetically self-loving, and generous. Then, make some more room in your heart for yourself. The magic that results from this is more room in your heart for others.

June 10 - 16

Fluff your pillows and get out your comfiest pajamas, because you’re going to want your beauty sleep. The new moon in Gemini makes you feel more like dreaming and thinking than doing, especially with that square to cloudy Neptune. It may be hard to think straight, so don’t. Let your thoughts be wavy. Mercury in Cancer puts you in touch with your gut, which in turn guides you through the week. Around Wednesday, the universe sends something mysterious through the void into your realm, or takes something away, or both. When matter can neither be created nor destroyed, nothing is ever really lost. It can always come back. You just have to access the inner strength that is always there. Venus in Leo shows you how you stay proud. Friday’s Mercury-Saturn opposition has you in serious talks with a partner again. Don’t freeze your emotions out of fear. If you can stay grounded while still feeling, that is the best of both worlds.

June 4 - 9

Mercury and the sun light up your imagination and make you crave solitude even more than usual this week. The moon is waning, with extended void-of-course periods today and Thursday, so make sure you get that time to rest. You need to let some things go now. Mars is getting closer to the south node, and it’s like a cosmic vortex sucking things out of your life. Identify who/what is giving you energy, and who/what is taking too much from you without giving anything back. Venus opposite Pluto on Tuesday makes it abundantly clear if a friendship or partnership is not worth it. You are not a victim, nor do you need to control someone else’s actions to receive love. Self-care is everyone’s favorite word right now, but it really is paramount for you. A Cancerian person derives self-worth from nurturing others, and is often the mother of any relationship or friend group even if they are not (yet) a parent of children. Time to mother yourself a little more. Look to the moon for guidance.

May 27 - June 2

Triangles are the strongest shape, so the grand water trine between Jupiter, Neptune, and Venus this week holds you steady. The Venus-Saturn opposition has you making serious decisions over the weekend. By Tuesday, when Mercury enters Gemini, you’re ready to retreat. Sleep and dreams beckon, and the Sagittarius full moon wants you to stabilize your health. You are giving a lot right now. Make sure your own wellbeing is a priority. The moon has some long void-of-course periods this week--on Monday afternoon, all day Wednesday, and all day Saturday--suggesting that even though it’s a full moon week, it’s a good one for just staying the course. Try to develop a routine that makes time seem to expand instead of shrink. You have time for everything that matters. Towards the end of the week, another person wants you to show them that they are one of those priorities. Beautiful things happen when you find balance with your need to express yourself and your love for another. Work your moon magic. It’s less about hacking time and more about divine timing.

“We’re each of us alone, to be sure. What can you do but hold your hand out in the dark?”

— Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wind’s Twelve Quarters (Vol. 1)

The last six months have brought a lot of changes for you and this one is no exception. Saturn in Capricorn is center stage this June, opposing your sun and a bunch of transiting planets in your sign, while Mars pulls the strings backstage from your eighth house. It’s a month for holding your hand out to the person you trust most and hanging on together. Celebrate the ones who stand by you through thick and thin. This one will test your relationships, but the strongest friendships and partnerships will be even stronger for it.

We get June started with a watery sky. You have Venus and Pallas Athene in your sign, and a grand water trine to boot. June 1st is a lovely day for you, with Jupiter, Neptune, and Venus all making sure you are supported in matters of love, fun, and creativity. Mercury and the sun in Gemini inspire you with imaginative ideas. Relax and enjoy time spent with a significant other this weekend. Last weekend’s Venus-Saturn opposition may have presented some obstacles that will echo when Venus opposes Pluto on the 5th, so make the most of the downtime in between these aspects in the very beginning of the month.

Throughout the month, planets in your sign will oppose Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. These aspects are exact on the 5th, 15th, 23rd, and 27th, but it’s a constant theme in June. The theme is balancing your needs with those of other people. You’re growing up a bit and developing a more serious image. At the same time, planets moving through your sign as your season begins suggest that you need to care for yourself and express yourself right now too. With Saturn in Capricorn, relationships are getting more adult as you grow up. You have more responsibility in a partnership, and you are more selective about your friendships during this period. Make sure there is a steady flow of give and take in your significant relationships. Sometimes one person needs more, sometimes the other, but it should all feel relatively even in the end. Partnerships that are too imbalanced may need to be re-evaluated this month.

On June 12th, Mercury enters your sign, aiding your already powerful intuition and helping you to express your feelings. Don’t keep them bottled up for too long. Mercury squares Chiron immediately, giving you plenty of feels to express. The new moon in Gemini on the 13th is right on time then, beginning a private lunar cycle. Yes, you have permission to retreat to your shell. You’ve been so busy giving to others and relating that you may not have taken much time for rest, so make sure you get some mid-month. Flights of fancy and spiritual insights continue to inspire you throughout June, courtesy of the Gemini energy in the air. Venus moves out of your sign and into Leo on the 13th as well, giving you a boost of confidence in your abilities despite potential setbacks, and reminding you to care for yourself.

Mars meets the south node in Aquarius on the 13th too. There’s so much to process on this day! Clear your schedule. You’re going back over old patterns in the realms of power, sex, or money. Mars on the south node could suck you back into comfortable but damaging ways of relating, so be aware of the dangers. On a positive note, you could also be connecting karmically with mysterious people from past lives, ancestors, ghosts, and magical communities. The most karmic associations will happen on the 21st when Venus on the north node opposes Mars on the south node. Not incidentally, this is also the day of the summer solstice, when the sun moves into your sign. You may be playing out a kind of Midsummer Night’s Dream now, and as befits the other aspects this month, your partner is likely to be involved. On the 26th, Mars stations retrograde, beginning a lengthy period of reviewing your most private desires that continues until he stations direct in Capricorn on August 27th. All summer long, you’ll be retracing the steps of what you truly want when it comes to intimacy, money patterns, and magic. Lay the groundwork for a new era with your significant other.

I don’t want to skip over Neptune, who will station retrograde on June 18th. This is his annual six-month retrograde, so it’s not quite as major as a Mars retrograde. Nonetheless, if your sun or ascendant is around 13 to 16 degrees of Cancer, transiting Neptune will be making another trine to your chart. Dreamy ventures, spiritual travel, and psychic knowledge are quite accessible in this period.

On June 28th, the full moon falls in Capricorn right next to Saturn. Saturn is essentially the opposite of Luna, your emotional, ever-changing ruler. Saturn is constant, grounded, and as unforgiving as reality. When these two come together, it’s time for a maturity check-in. A primary relationship is still very much the focus of your life as we end the month. Reach out in the dark. It is better to discuss the hard things than to stay silent and be misunderstood. On the 29th, Mercury moves into Leo to help you speak what you want with confidence. Eras of growth are not comfortable, but you are not meant to tackle them alone.


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