Mercurial Messages through the Zodiac
Come into your heart. As June begins, our minds buzz with unusual activity, our emotions and intuition are strong, but we can easily separate the two and lose our wisdom. We need to consciously keep our mind and heart working together throughout June. Venus in Cancer forms a grand trine with intuitive Neptune and expansive Jupiter in water signs at the beginning of the month, and Mercury takes her place at the end of the month. These grand trines bring our attention to our intuition and the magic of spirit working throughout our life.
At the same time, first Venus, and then Mercury also take their turns opposing grim Saturn and Pluto and test us to use that imaginative faith even in challenging situations. Love no matter what and feel loved by spirit through a life that stretches us to grow and evolve.
Some logistical challenges mid-month ask us to stay emotionally even-keeled while we work out the details. Instead of putting up our defenses, we need to stay honest, calm and open-hearted from the summer solstice on June 21 through June 26 as Mars opposes Venus and then retrogrades. Let’s review our summer’s ambitions to align them with our soul’s path.
Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…Reach into your softer side. Stay in your heart around family and intimate, be generous with your resources and grateful when others are generous back. There may be potential wrangling at work where you need to step carefully and with consciousness, but leave that tension at work.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…Communicate and network with siblings and sibling-like friends. Share camaraderie with work and romantic partnerships; celebrate their successes and their loyalty increases towards you. A recent loss may soften your heart and encourage you to reorganize mid-month, then work towards connection versus conflict when summer arrives.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)…Through June 12, take advantage of good fortune. You may feel more stretched, potentially out of your element, but able to get real and serious mid-month as Mercury opposes Saturn. After June 19, the pressure shifts and doors begin to open, bringing potentially good changes.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)…These grand trines in water signs, near your sun, trigger an emotional high tide. Love yourself not with defensive bravado but through deep personal nurturance. Know you have as much right for joy and support as anyone else. Take the lead in action after June 21 and manifest a plan.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…This could be a thoughtful and introspective month for you; do quality work and take care of long-term health issues. Support others, and your luck improves. Do not wait for others to appreciate; reach out and encourage them first, and fan the spark of romance, when Venus enters Leo June 13.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…If you have been inwards and withdrawn this year, now it’s time to reconnect. Use artistic moments, opportunities and chances of compassionate action to network during these first two weeks, and again around the summer solstice. Be ready to make important adjustments towards the end of June.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…Your resources, health and work resonate together for potential good; know when to be generous but not naïve or co-dependent. At work, use your prodigious people skills to negotiate adjustments that work for all. Stay centered and patient around the solstice, then make magic towards the end of the month.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…You’re encouraged to step out and be visible, which may be a change for you. Take an opportunity to work with people and concepts from faraway places. Use agreed-upon philosophies to take the sting out of personal frustrations and hold people gently accountable. Exercise tact through discouragement June 21-27, then rebound.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…Feel spirit working behind-the-scenes for you as the grand trine and water signs illuminate your natural 12th houses. Keep clear healthy boundaries and ask for what you need, even while sharing generously. An important situation can improve if you hold the vision when others doubt.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan.19)…You’ve been called to speak up, hold boundaries, and be an adult for a long time. While you need to keep adulting, create lateral connections this month and network outside of the work hierarchy. Look for a fresh playfulness and heart-centered opportunity, particularly the week before the summer solstice.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…Avoid unintentionally abrasive responses when you get impatient. With Mars now in Aquarius, you are called to be assertive and lead rather than criticize. Take care of some long-standing health issues. Connect that formidable brain to your heart and find better outcomes.
Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…People project their hopes and fears onto you, but you can use this for good. Strive to be understood by intimates, but everywhere else, use your magic to help people imagine how they can cooperate more dynamically. Take care of yourself best by being centered rather than defensive.