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Neptune Retrograde; Your not like the others futuristic lover

Published June 15, 2013 by starsmoonandsun

With Neptune in retrograde motion for the next 6 months and squaring my Venus I thought this would be an opportune time to write about Neptunian love affairs. I tweeted the other day if you have ever found yourself whispering “I need you” to a completely unavailable person then you undoubtedly have experienced Neptune on your Moon, Venus, Mars or Sun. Its alluring, hypnotic with a come hither vibe that whispers sweet nothings that sounds like somethings in your ear. Touch becomes otherworldly,

Like in the song by Katy Perry;

They say you’re not like the others, futuristic lover. Different DNA They don’t understand you

You’re from a whole other world. A different dimension. You open my eyes and I’m ready to go now lead me into the light.

Neptune will have you walking between worlds, the one based in reality with the tangible touch and another dimension that you can’t grasp with your hand but you know it is there. Or is it? In 2009 Neptune began to loosely square my Venus and became almost exact in the summer of 2011, when the veil was lifted and I was served a hard dose of reality. I have written about him so much quite frankly I could throw up, he is the reason I started this blog, he is my muse I suppose and though I could not feel further from him; he is a frame of reference for a lot of my astrological posts, he is my plutonic love. In Synastry or the comparison of 2 charts my Pluto aspected his entire chart, so that brought life changes, obsessions, upheavals, death and rebirth and while that was our combined energy I also had a Neptunian transit, the belief that everything was going to work out, that magically POOF! I would end up with him. Neptune = delusion. And the delusion came to a head and the veil fell on the day he booked his wedding at my place of employment. I don’t care to relive the past, I much prefer to sweep in under the carpet and leave it as some dust that has settled in that you can’t be bothered to clean up. But I want you to see how transits work; there is this experience occurring and then once the planets become exact there is an explosion, a truth, a change that occurs, a beginning or an ending. How that manifests is deeply personal for everyone. Surely no one on the face of the planet has had a fling with someone and then had that person come to your place of employment on their wedding day. Flash Forward present day; Neptune is working its way backward over my Venus yet again. Neptune is slow. Whereas the Sun changes sign roughly every 30 days Neptune will remain in Pisces until 2025! That’s a long time to live in lala land, a long time to walk between portals of what is real and what isn’t. But as with all retrograde periods life gives you a chance for a redo. Not with the same person, but perhaps with the same test. And maybe this time the ability to get it right. Fingers crossed. I don’t check my natal chart every day I live my life and as the saying goes I do believe life is meant to be lived forward but understood backward. The interesting thing about astrology is once you are familiar with a transit you can recognize it when you experience it again. Recently I have met someone I find extremely fascinating, like WOW similar to my 2009 plutonic love we don’t have a damn thing in common. He is unattainable but every word that he speaks is so utterly interesting. Retrograde planets: Hmm I have been here before. And when he said “I think you are amazing” and I said no no I think you are amazing. I knew I was in the midst of another Neptunian transit. Neptune is rolling over my Venus. I’ve placed 2 toothpicks in my eyes to make sure they remain open, consciously remain aware of what is not what I hope life to be. That is key in the midst of a Neptunian transit you should deal with facts and tangible realities. I’m not saying every part of a Neptune transit is heartbreaking I mean there is so much beauty to be found in unrequited love. Neptune on Venus is what poetry and sonnets are made of, and I don’t know if I have ever felt more alive or blindly hopeful as I do when Neptune is aspecting one of my personal planets.

The Facts:

Neptune travels backward through the zodiac for roughly 5 to 6 months. Neptune in Pisces will affect most profoundly those with planets from 1 – 7 degrees of mutable signs. So look to see if you have Moon, Mercury, Sun, Venus and Mars in 1-7 degrees of Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces. That’s where you will experience the allure and hypnotic energy of Neptune. Retrograde periods are a time of do over’s, they are for reflecting, looking back, perhaps revisiting old haunts. It is often a time when a theme in your life from the past resurfaces, I like to think of retrograde periods as: a second time to get it right.

The feeling:

I have never felt this way before, I need you, I want to curl up inside of you because a breath between us is too much, your beautiful, you are perfect (that has to be the worst) I have to have you, your touch is transcendental, Can we run away together, walking on the moon, looking at the stars, I know you just told me you are _____________(fill in the blank) married? Jobless? A priest? But I love you and have to have you anyway

What to remember:

It is very easy for all of us to play the victim, oh poor me. I didn’t see it I didn’t know it etc. it sucks yes but we have to take responsibility for our own poor choices no matter how painful. In the very Neptunian; Great Gatsby Scott F Fitzgerald said: “It takes two to make an accident”

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People have the right to select a life they believe will make them happy even if they have decided that life isn’t with you:
I believe Oprah and Iylanya said it best on Oprahs Life Class when they said:

You don’t get a vote in someone else’s life

On the days I become upset I have a picture in my phone of a quote I heard on the Oprah show Super Soul Sunday It one of my all time favorites:
Super Soul Sunday

A lot of times under a Neptunian transit there is a self sacrificial theme. I would have given up anything to be with my plutonic love. We exist worlds apart, he is very suburban think Mercedes Minivan and those family stick figures on the back windshield and I m very city-ish, I like to act, write, and hang out with gay men. I keep this in my phone as a reminder that his dreams were not my own and vise versa.

What to do:

Write, sing, and learn how to play an instrument, do not commit to anything until this transit passes in a few months, and guard your heart, your soul and your hot pocket. And when all else fails pour a glass (ONE glass Neptune also rules addiction) of wine and turn up the music. I’ll leave you with a lovely Neptunian song.

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June Horoscopes

Published June 2, 2013 by starsmoonandsun

Aries
The Sun remains in the mutable air sign of Gemini until June 22nd and is joined by Mars early in the month. Your ego assertion and drive will be strong until then; it is unlikely you will mince words as Mars planet of aggression sits in your solar 3rd house of communication till mid July. Communication gets muddled after the 26th when Mercury planet of communication in Cancer begins its 4 week period backward or otherwise known as retrograde movement. Aries Sun natives have difficulty when planets are in fellow cardinal sign of Cancer. There are too many things to consider, like feelings and emotional upsets. Aries is the trailblazer, the person that jumps in while everyone else sits on the sidelines contemplating. You are a warrior, but lets not forget not everyone is like you. Mercury in Gemini in the last ½ of May helped Aries Sun natives flourish ideas, you felt mentally supported and your ideas were accepted. But with Mercury leaving its sign of rulership and entering the tenacious but apprehensive sign of the crab you may find it is essential to relate to others on an emotional level, it is not merely enough to appeal to one’s mind but rather you must appeal to ones soul. You may find you are required to tend to hurt feelings, kiss a few pesky boo boos or at least open up your heart just an inch. Mercury in Cancer is intuitive and receptive and very well aware of what isn’t being said, what resides in the underbelly, Mercury in Cancer sees all that is hidden. Aries approach is different, you dive in, lead the brigade as the innovator of the zodiac your approach is direct and honest, fast and furious. Mercury in Cancer turning retrograde encourages you and reminds you that not everyone operates in the same manner. You are expected to show some warmth just about everywhere you go, serve that additional TLC or pay the price once Mercury heads direct in mid July. This is particularly important on the home front with Mercury taking up residence in your solar 4th house of family until mid August. Get in touch with the intuitive parts of yourself, engage with those around you, and most importantly reach out to those you love and ask them how they are feeling! As with all retrograde periods this is not a time to close on a house, sign any contracts, open a business or take a trip. This is about reflection not action impulsive Ram. For the 1st time in 12 years Jupiter ruler of expansion, legalities, publishing, optimism and University will enter the sign of its exaltation, Cancer on June 26th where it will remain until July 2014. Jupiter in Cancer will cozy up in your solar 4th house of real-estate for the next year or so. Cancer naturally rules home so this is a very fortunate location for Jupiter to be. Jupiter will spend the next 12 months bestowing blessings to you surrounding your mother, your children and real-estate. I would expect to see a home bought and sold within the next year perhaps not your main residence but maybe a summer home. Maybe you will consider adding an extension to your home. There will be a strong desire to expand your home, perhaps add an extension or remodel your kitchen, bath and family room. It is essential you do not over expand yourself at this time the negative trait of Jupiter is over reaching, over doing. Make sure you aren’t attempting to keep up with ”The Jones’” and that any home remodification fits your budget. Generally speaking Jupiter will form a hard aspect to the Aries Sun at various points in the year resulting in you having unrealistic expectations at home and on the career front. Jupiter will oppose your 10th house of career and form a square to your Sun, taking on too much, expecting too much and attempting to be too much are all the down falls of Jupiter. Aries Sun natives born between March 21 & March 31 should be aware of over extending this month. Ruler of technology and consciousness continues to awaken Aries Sun natives, particularly those rams born from April 1st till April 10th. You are going through a metamorphosis, are you ready to start a revolution? Are you getting in touch with your authenticity? Are you using the Uranus in Aries transit to liberate and free you or are you still holding onto rigid thinking and outdated ways of doing things. This is a once in a lifetime transit that demands you wake up, open your eyes and realize you have one life, isn’t it time you started enjoying it? Neptune in Pisces begins its retrograde movement as well this month on the 7th and will remain ticking its way backward for several months in your 12th house of prisons, institutions and self undoing. Neptune rules imagination and escapism, Neptune’s backward motion here encourages you to reevaluate all the ways you escape your day to day life. Is it in a healthy manner such as; through art or music or it is through emotional shut downs and hiding away from the world. Spend the next several months reevaluating your escape routes, if it means you must sit in bitterness and anger for a moment or even a day or 2, so be it. Acknowledge that feeling and release it out into the universe, whatever you do, don’t hold it in or hold others or yourself emotionally hostage.

Taurus
We open the month of June with Mercury having left the fast and the furious sign and sign of rulership; Gemini and entering the intuitive sign of Cancer. It isn’t so much, what you say this month but more of how you say it. With the planet of communication forming a sextile to the Taurus Sun from now until July 20th those bulls born between April 21st and May 10th should feel there third eye is comfortably open. When Mercury visits intellectual air signs such as Gemini the world asks; what do I think but in Cancer we will ask how does this feel? This will only enhance once your ruling planet Venus enters the security minded and sensitive sign of the crab on June 4th where it will remain until the 28th. With Mercury and Venus illuminating your solar 3rd house of community you may find time well spent when spent with siblings or just planting a tree in your community, perhaps taking a local acting class. Mercury will turn retrograde late in the month on the 26th and will remain working backward until July 20th. Over the next 4 weeks understanding and communication will be muddled, things perhaps not abundantly clear and certainly not very direct. Just as a crab moves side to side, to avoid getting hurt, Mercury in Cancer conversations need to be thoughtfully considered and emotionally crafted. Being that Cancer is the mother of the zodiac you may find yourself reflecting on the relationship you have or had with your own mother, if she is no longer with you spend some time honoring her memory; make her favorite cake or buy her favorite flowers. This is also a good time to reach out to brothers and sisters spend time with old friends and yes even old flames. Mercury in retrograde is all about rekindling, reconnecting as always it isn’t a time to plan big events; no weddings, no purchases of a house, no vacations. This Mercury in Cancer transit is about going inward, getting in touch with the inner most part of yourself. Don’t be surprised if you are engulfed in old memories as Mercury in Cancer brings up feelings of nostalgia and stories of remember when. Also entering Cancer this month for the 1st time in 12 or so years is Jupiter’s entrance into mother earth, Cancer on the 27th. From 2011 to 2012 while Jupiter was in Taurus you were bestowed many blessings and were probably handed many gifts; a new business, perhaps a marriage or an engagement. Maybe you returned to school after a long hiatus, your view of the world has probably expanded and now here you are again with Jupiter delving out gifts of grandeur on your Sun. These will probably not be as monumental but still give you the feeling of eternal optimism. Jupiter is the ruler of horses, blessings and legalities. This month until mid August Taurus Sun natives born between April 21 & April 30th will feel the rays of Jupiter upon them blessing them with financial rewards, a sense of joy and a pocket full of good luck. If you are writing a fiction piece send it out to publishers, if you are in advertising don’t be surprised if you land a big campaign. Overall June looks like a spectacular month for you with an array of planets leaving the fast but superficial sign of Gemini and entering the friendly yet tenacious sign of the crab. You may feel a hint of strain in your personal and professional relationships as Saturn in retrograde motion continues to oppose the Sun of those born in the first decan of Taurus. Saturn in the 7th house of partnerships reminds us love is work, relationships are work and everything takes time. Saturn after all is Father time, ruler of responsibility and Lord of Karma. You get what you put in, effort is required in sustainable relationships, Taurus is nothing if not dedicated, rarely diverting off track. Saturn’s placement here challenges you and reminds you of the work that goes into successful relationships. This pressure should somewhat alleviate in July, hopefully you will have learned the lessons required. If not the challenges will resurface in the early fall. From now until September 2015 Taurus Suns are changing the way they relate to others, great compromise is required.

Gemini
The Sun remains in the jovial and youthful sign of the twins until June 22nd but don’t worry even as the Sun enters the emotional water sign of Cancer you will still feel energized and raring to go with Mars planet of action in your home sign of Gemini from the 1st of June until mid July. Mars in Aries was direct whereas Mars in Taurus is methodical and now that Mars has entered Gemini you may be uncertain and confused. Gemini is a dual sign, quick with the ability to diversify with ease, deciding what to focus on is a key issue. Perhaps you are having a hard time prioritizing or focusing so keep a detailed to do list handy. You have energy to spare you just need to concentrate. Gemini Sun natives born between June 12th and 21st should take full advantage of Venus remaining in your sign on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd, get out and socialize. On the 4th Venus will abandon all reason and logic and be soaked in an emotional bath upon entering Cancer. Sliding into your solar 2nd house your focus will shift from personal appearance to finances. Mercury your ruling planet also enters Cancer this week abandoning its sign of rulership Gemini and all logical thought patterns. Mercury in Cancer learns through intuition, communicates in a non verbal manner. Mercury in Cancer has the ability to read non verbal’s cues. Mercury’s yearly visit to Cancer encourages all of us to feel more and think less. Ask yourself how does this feel? Does this bring me joy? Mercury will turn retrograde as well this month on the 26th and will continue working its way backward over the next 4 weeks. You may feel out of sorts with Mercury being your ruling planet. As always make sure your car is stocked with fluids, avoid long distance travel and do not sign any contracts. Watch for the tendency to get into a heated debated on or around the 8th when Mercury planet of communication opposes power house Pluto in Capricorn. Along with Venus and Mercury planet of abundance and expansion, Jupiter is finally leaving Gemini after a year log visit. The last 12 months you have had much cause to celebrate you have had many life altering experiences, a new job, an engagement, perhaps your view of the world has changed or Jupiter has served as a silent protector. Jupiter will continue to bestow blessings till the end of the month. Those Gemini Suns born between June 12 and June 21 can still squeeze in some good luck, remain hopeful and open to the endless possibilities June can bring. Come July Jupiter will illuminate your solar 2nd house of finance, it is essential to watch you’re spending until July 2014 with Jupiter in the 2nd house it can magnify the money you earn and yes the money you owe. Saturn in Scorpio continues to turn retrograde in your solar 6th house of health and work. Now would be an ideal time to schedule a check up with the dentist or a bone density exam. Saturn rules the skin and teeth with Saturn turning retrograde until July 8th often health issues that aren’t regularly apparent reveal themselves. Neptune in Pisces begins its 6 month long journey backward and will form a harsh aspect known as the square primarily to those Gemini Suns born between May 22nd and May 31st. Neptune on the Sun may very well make you highly sensitive, if not entirely out of touch with reality. You may have a sudden bout of creativity, be confused about your life direction and yearn to escape. A sense of confusion may surround you now and you may feel out of touch with who you are and unsure of what you are doing. If you’re soaked in sadness feel it, if you are suddenly feeling creative wield it, whatever you do, don’t run from your issues they will still be there when this transit is complete.

Cancer
June marks the beginning of a magical year for Cancer Sun natives. We begin the month with Mercury planet of mental dexterity in your home sign of the intuitive crab. You should feel particularly at ease when expressing yourself and your intuitive nature should be open and ready to dive into the depths of emotion. Your ability to read others is stronger than ever. Anyone that would dare mistake you for a shrinking violet or wall flower is sadly mistaken after all you were born with the gift to see what isn’t being said. Mercury in Cancer has a photographic memory and you may be privy to reliving some of your most heartfelt moments in June. You have the ability to retain information with ease now. Mercury in Cancer has quiet a busy month encouraging you to tap into your creative abilities on the 3rd when Mercury trines planet of illusion, Neptune. Hold a serious conversation on the 4th when Mercury forms a pleasing aspect to planet of responsibility, Saturn. Lastly remain open to the unusual once Mercury squares wild card Uranus on the 8th. Avoid signing contracts or planning any grand scale events from the 26th until July 20th when Mercury is in retrograde motion, after all Mercury Retrograde causes delays and hiccups in our communicative abilities. Invitations will have the wrong address or a letter will get lost in the mail. Breakdowns in communication often encourage us to forge ahead with new modes or provide us with the opportunity to reconsider our positions, our friendships and our thoughts. Cancer is often symbolized by the glyph 69 representing the womb, the holding in, the carrying of love, of things, ideas and people we hold close to our hearts. I would expect some soul searching this month. Venus planet of love and beauty abandons the superficial sign of Gemini and takes heart when entering the sign of Cancer on the 4th. Love becomes enduring, love is nurturing, and love is stable. Venus planet of love in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn on or around the 10th watch out for the power plays in relationships and the classic love/hate signature that comes with Pluto/Venus relations. After a year of Jupiter visiting its sign of detriment, Gemini it finally enters its sign of exaltation Cancer. The last time Jupiter was in Cancer was back in 2001. What were you doing back then? How did you grow? In what ways did your life expand? How did your view of the world change? Jupiter is the planet that represents good luck, expansion, university, knowledge, law and publishing. Everyone’s experience of Jupiter conjoining there Sun will be deeply personal some may decide to expand their family, others will get married other Cancers will open a business and for some Jupiter acts as a behind the scenes protector. No matter what happens Cancer Suns should feel a sense of purpose. This is an exciting time; Cancer Suns have endured 2 years of Saturn squaring your Sun while in Libra, now currently you are experiencing the Cardinal Crisis with Uranus in Aries squaring your Sun and Pluto in Capricorn opposing it. You have paid your dues, learned from past mistakes, you have been challenged, called upon to reevaluate who you are and through trials and changes you are a step closer to your highest self. Things have been particularly difficult the last several months for crabs born June 22nd – July 1st but finally you can breathe a huge sigh of relief. Jupiter will bestow rewards and open doors for you that you never dreamed were possible. Uranus in your solar 10th house of career moves away from those born in the early degrees of Cancer and begins to deliver the desire to liberate oneself from certain life restrictions to Cancers born in the 2nd decan of the cardinal water sign. Pluto in Capricorn also opposes the Sun of those born between July 2nd and July 12th indicating your career and the manner in which you see your partnerships are undergoing some major shifts. When everything around us appears out of our control we have to journey inward and awaken to the fact that the only thing we can control is ourselves in this one moment, the only moment we are guaranteed. Neptune turns retrograde in the empathetic sign of Pisces this month and will remain in retrograde motion for the next 6 months. Cancer Suns born between July 22nd and July 1st are encouraged to tap into that Neptunian creativity. Perhaps sit pool or beach side pondering the meaning of life. Enjoy those quiet moments when its just you in your shell hiding away from the rest of the world.

Leo
Leo Sun Natives should utilize the energy of Mars in Gemini to accomplish tasks, choosing which task to complete is often the issue when Mars is taken over by the versatile and rambunctious twins. You are excitable and privy to a multitude of ideas with Mars visiting your solar 11th house of plans, hopes, likeminded friends and wishes. You may find your social life is on the upswing during this period. You can align with others to fight for a good cause, join a group that encourages mental stimulation such as a book club or simply get together with others for things you enjoy; a bike ride or a run. Group activities are strongly highlighted this month. Take advantage of Venus in friendly air sign of Gemini on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd while love and beauty is lively and childlike. Afterward the planet of admiration will switch gears and enter the sign of Cancer. Venus in Cancer is clingy yet tenacious and home oriented. But don’t worry you will have your day in the Sun once Venus enters the proud and dramatic sign of the lion at month’s end on the 28th but until then you will feel the emotional undercurrent of the world around you. Mercury planet of communication and learning abilities will also be in the sign of mother earth as we open the month of June. Encouraging all of us to use our intuition. Leo a sign known for being boastful can perhaps learn a bit from the cardinal water sign. We are all encouraged to develop an internal process, to feel more, speak less, ponder life and reflect. Mercury is currently paying an extended visit to your solar 12th house of solitude. You may want to check out of life for a bit, take a break, just you for a change no one else. Sign up for that restart cleanse or yoga retreat. Mercury planet of communication will remain in your 12th house of behind the scenes for an extended period of time. Turning retrograde on the 26th for 4 weeks Mercury will not enter the sign of the Lion until august. This is a time of reflection, perhaps you are checking out a bit mentally from the day to day. You may think about your own relationship with your mother during this time or your role as a mother, if you are indeed a parent. Family themes are likely and if there is a desire to reach out make amends. Maybe you will spend some time nesting, preparing some cake pops or working behind the scenes in typical Cancerian fashion. As with all retrograde periods this is a time for reflection not action. This is certainly not a time to focus on stuff, so no major purchases please no grand vacations or new cars. This Mercury Retrograde journey is about going back to the source, back to the womb, revisit the tenderest parts of ourselves, spend quiet times with loved ones and let them know how much you care. The Sun will follow the lead of Mercury and Venus entering the emotional and moody sign of the crab on the 22nd followed by the most monumental transit of the summer, Jupiter’s entrance into its sign of exaltation Cancer on the 27th. Jupiter has been in its sign of detriment, Gemini since June 2012. Now it is entering the sign of the crab for the first time in 12 years. Jupiter in Gemini has bestowed blessings in your 11th house of connections and networking. Leo Suns born between August 13 and August 22nd can still grasp a bit of Jupiter’s good fortune while it remains in the late degrees of Gemini until the 28th. You have learned that it isn’t what you know but rather who you know. Jupiter has blessed you with friends in high places all year now the energy will shift as Jupiter enters your 12th house by month’s end. Jupiter will act like a quiet protector here all year as it illuminates you solar 12th house of secrets. This is a nice placement for Jupiter, quiet and still but similar to carrying a good luck charm in your pocket. In the summer of 2014 Jupiter will enter your home sign and you will feel you are the center of the universe, rest for now because next summer is really going to be your magical show stopping time to shine. Home continues to be challenging this month. The responsibilities are plenty and it seems like there is one challenge after the next, this hasn’t been easy. Saturn planet of duty, karma and lord of time has been in retrograde motion over your sun since February and at last will go direct next month; you aren’t out of the woods just yet. Leo Suns born July 23 – August 2nd in particular have endured many challenges, but complete relief doesn’t arrive till early October. Saturn in your 4th house of home is testing your resolve, the foundation of your life. You are feeling restricted on the home front and these are issues you need to work through. Often people feel there house is too small, there space is too tight when Saturn transits the 4th house but really the issue lies within you. Perhaps you have outgrown a relationship you are in or a certain situation with your parents. Make changes within and undoubtedly change will occur on the outside as well.

Virgo
June begins with your ruling planet Mercury in the intuitive sign of Cancer. Conversations should be easier now and your perception is heightened due to the watery and receptive nature of the crab. Virgo and Cancer can be simpatico; both signs devote much time to taking care of others. When the planets align in Cancer Virgo Sun natives should feel a sense of support from those around them. This is particularly the case now that Mercury is illuminating your solar 11th house of groups and plans. It is a magnificent time to get together with other likeminded individuals that share a similar vision as you. This can be a work affiliation, an athletic club or anything that fills you with a sense of purpose. On the 3rd Mercury in Cancer will form a beautiful trine to Neptune planet of illusion lending you a creative edge. You can tap into innovative ideas on the 8th when the planet of mind squares off with the planet of ingenuity, Uranus. Any important conversations are best had prior to Mercury turning retrograde on June 26th. Mercury will embark on a 4 week long journey and will not leave the sign of Cancer until it enters Leo in August. You know the rules Virgo expect delays when traveling, back up all important documents and avoid all major purchases. We all know how meticulous Virgo is, you prefer order and routine. But often things are out of our control and we have no choice but to accept that in this imperfect world things will go wrong and will go wrong often. So take a breath and count to ten when the power goes out in your office and the new team member was mistakenly assigned your cubical. Venus ruler of love and affection leaves freedom seeking playboy of the zodiac Gemini and enters Cancer on the 4th. Love is light and flirty when placed in Gemini, we text, email and call often. With Venus now heading into water sign of Cancer love becomes heartfelt, enduring and serious. With Venus entering your solar 11th house of likeminded friends and networking you may find someone dateable in your immediate circle or while at a work function, so keep your eyes open. Mars planet of action is the only personal planet besides the sun that remains in the air sign of Gemini, illuminating your solar 10th house of career. For most of the month you are focused on improving your status, perhaps landing a promotion or getting recognized as MVP of your company. Honors and prestige are a focus point, you desire positive reinforcement. Any awards may be delayed this month with Mercury turning retrograde so watch your temper on the work front with Mars in your solar 10th house you may experience and unexpected meltdown where you let everyone know how magnificent you are and what you really think of your boss. This month requires patience. The most monumental transit of the entire summer is Jupiter’s entrance into its sign of exaltation, Cancer. For the last year or so Jupiter has been in its sign of detriment, Gemini. Jupiter in Gemini delivers blessings on the day to day tasks, but Jupiter in Cancer says reach for the stars! Jupiter in Cancer will enter your 11th house of networking on June 28th and spend the next 12 months introducing you to the right people at the right time to insure you get to the right place. Jupiter in Cancer has come to help you achieve your dreams. Jupiter in Cancer will form a sextile or a pleasing aspect from now until August for those Virgo Suns born August 23 – September 2.Help is there if you need it so make that phone call, ask your coworker for some assistance while the rays of Jupiter shine upon you! Saturn continues to turn retrograde in your solar 3rd house of communication until July 8th and I presume Saturn in apparent backward motion has delivered you some very important lessons regarding communication. People do not enjoy being henpecked and critiqued. Isn’t it time you loosened up and stop holding people to some high standard of living? We are all responsible for our own lifes journey not in orchestrating the way other people live. Neptune planet of dreams and illusions will also turn retrograde this month and will remain in backward motion for the next 6 months. You may feel particularly sensitive during this period, especially those Virgo suns born in the early degrees. As Neptune tours your solar 7th house of partnerships you may reconsider your relationships with others; are you seeing him or her clearly? Is this really what or who you want? Sorting the fact from the fiction is difficult Neptune is after all the master of illusion and confusion.

Libra
The cardinal water sign of Cancer rules most of June, we open the month with Mercury planet of mental dexterity in the sign of the crab. While Mercury was in Gemini we made connections at rapid speed, logical thinking and rationality were encouraged. Now with the planet of communication having entered the intuitive sign of the crab it is time we reevaluate our modes of communication, perhaps consider opening our third eye a bit and look at what isn’t being said. This is the planet of the mind in the sign of feelings. Mercury in Cancer evaluates body language; it’s not what you say but how you say it from now until early August. Mercury will have an extended stay in Cancer do to turning retrograde on June 26th where it will remain working its way backward until July 20th. This may conjure up memories of times that have since past. Mercury in Cancer possesses a photographic memory, childhood and thoughts of your own mother may suddenly resurface at this time. We are likely to feel more sensitive and yes defensive during this period. While Cancer is certainly soft and feeling oriented it also strikes out or retreats when feeling threatened. This Mercury retrograde period may be difficult for Libra Suns particularly those born from September 24 – October 13th. Mercury in Cancer will form a square or harsh aspect to your Sun leaving you feeling as though others are overly critical or that you aren’t being thoroughly supported during this time frame. If one is truly content and feels capable in their own abilities they do not need to rely on the opinions of others to validate them. This Mercury in Cancer period is best for getting in touch with your own soft parts, your own insecurities and shortcomings, mothering yourself, loving yourself and releasing the need for outside validation that most of us regularly seek out. For the first 3 days of June Venus will remain in Gemini so this is a great time to socialize, discuss world events, visit a museum or art opening. Afterward Venus will leave the playful sign of the twins and get serious in the Cardinal Sign of Cancer. Venus in Cancer will take up month long residence in your solar 10th house of career and you may lack the motivation to do anything. The affect of this transit is often lethargy, apathy and just a general feeling of not wanting to be disturbed. Followed by Mercury, Venus and the Suns entry into Cancer on the 22nd is Jupiter’s visit to its sign of exaltation of Cancer on the 27th. For the last year Jupiter has been in Gemini bestowing blessings to Libras 9th house of publishing, long distance travel and higher education. Jupiter in Gemini helped Libra flourish; the planet of good luck has blessed you with the gift of expanding your view of the world. Libras born in the last decan from October 14 –October 23rd can still squeeze in some joy and a bit of optimism from now until the 27th. Jupiter forming a trine to your Sun in encouraging you to tap into that last minute creativity and abundance. Once Jupiter enters fellow cardinal sign of Cancer you may be privy to some additional advances on the career front. Jupiter’s entrance into your solar 10th house of life direction is giving you a boost; the danger in this transit however is taking on too many responsibilities, believing in yourself with such blind optimism you over do things. From now until August this is particularly true for those born in the early degrees of the Suns natural born diplomat, specifically between September 24 and October 3rd. Jupiter is squaring your Sun, or is in a hard aspect. Beware of developing an exaggerated sense of self during this time. On a TV show I watched recently the “actor” declared “even superman needed a stunt double” that logic applies here. With all of these planets soaked in an emotional bath for most of June, rejoice Mars planet of action remains in family air sign of Gemini until mid July. Mars in Gemini encourages you, lights a fire within you and motivates you to keep going. Many projects may be on your plate at this time, often when Mars is in Gemini there are many things you want to do, many ideas are up in the air the issue lies with the follow through, the dedication. While Mars was in Taurus we had no limit to the amount of dedication, with Mars in Gemini we lack focus. Planet of liberation; Uranus and Pluto planet of change and complete transformation will begin to alter the lives of Libra Suns born between October 4th and 13th, emancipating you from old ways of thinking & releasing old methods you have grown accustomed too. What you have used in the past when you sought comfort will no longer work for you. If you ordinarily drink when you are lonely or shop when you are upset or perhaps even display fits of anger you will now find those methods no longer soothe or suit you. You will develop new ways of expression, you are developing into a newer and I suppose truer version of yourself. Neptune planet of dreams, addictions and master of illusion will turn retrograde for a 6 month period in your solar 6th house of health, with Neptune illuminating your solar 6th house please watch your intake of alcohol and read all labels on prescription medications, you may also experience stronger allergies during this time. Neptune’s visit to the 6th house indicates psychosomatic illness are also likely during this period. An overall sensitivity surrounding your health is likely so eat right, take an extra dose of vitamin c and rest when you are tired.

Scorpio
Are you ready to plummet the depth of existence this month, you are after all known for your ability to dig deep, to penetrate, you are the natural born detective of the zodiac. Your emotional depth is like that of an ocean. Suddenly I have the Bee Gees in my head, “How deep is your love, how deep is your love”. You will be supported this month with an array of planets entering the family water sign of Cancer. I know things have been difficult, you feel like this is a new beginning in many ways like the universe has hit the restart button on your life. Scorpio a fixed sign can at times follow routine, cling to familiar haunts, familiar people, but really those days are over. With the recent eclipses hitting your Sun combined with Saturn’s 2 year visit to Scorpio you are becoming the King or the Queen of reinvention. Let go of that stuff you have been carrying, release old ways of doing things no one does rebirth and transformation better then you! This month you should feel supported like the world at last understands you. You can sift through the dark and murky seas comfortable that June is indeed a great month for you. We open June with Mercury planet of communication in the deep water sign of Cancer. Mercury in Cancer communicates without words, they read energy and movements. Similar to the Scorpion and Pisces nature, Cancer is indeed intuitive. More outwardly sensitive then the Scorpio you may feel like retreating instead of stinging this month. Mercury in Cancer will have you reconsidering your views on mom, home and family in general. Perhaps you will feel like whipping up some new concoction in the kitchen or expressing your feelings for someone special. Mercury in Cancer isn’t grandiose, after all this isn’t Leo but rather thoughtful and romantic. Mercury will have an extended stay in Cancer as it is set to turn retrograde on June 26th and will remain working its way backward until July 20th. Use this time to get in touch with relatives, perhaps spend some extra time around the house, read a romance novel, reconsider your relationship with your own mother perhaps pay homage to her memory if she has passed on. Mercury retrograde are of course not times for extensive traveling, litigation, the purchase of any electronics and or new homes or car. Keep your money in your pocket till sometime in late July. Mars in Gemini is after all illuminating your solar 8th house along with the transiting Sun; the 8th house is home to other people’s money. Mars always the aggressor can indicate disputes over contracts, with banks or with your spouse and the Sun acts like a spot light on all your most intimate shortcomings. Effective communication is essential during this period discuss what you are spending and who you owe money too etc. Following Mercury planet of love Venus will also enter the romantic and somewhat needy sign of the crab. Venus in Gemini was light and playful but Venus in Cancer is sentimental and family oriented. With both Mercury and Venus in family water sign forming a trine to your Sun you should feel supported by those around you and a general sense of ease. Adding to this is the transiting Suns entrance into Cancer on June 22nd and Jupiter planet of good luck and expansion entering its sign of exaltation, Cancer on the 27th. With several planets gathering in your solar 9th of higher education and long distance travel now would be an opportune time to purchase that one way ticket to the destination of your choice. Really you have an entire year to take advantage of Jupiter’s visit to your solar 9th house. After having been in its sign of detriment the last 12 months, Jupiter’s return to Cancer marks a time of good fortune. This month Jupiter in Cancer will benefit those scorpions born October 24-November 2 forming a beautiful trine aspect to your Sun during this period you are feeling quite optimistic & may find you meet someone special or begin a new project. The beneficial energy is there so to receive it, start to believe it. Along with Mercury turning retrograde Neptune planet of dreams and illusions also begin its 6 month long journey backward affecting those scorpions born in the early degrees of the sign. You may feel particularly compassionate if not entirely sensitive. This is a great time to take a theatrical class or learn an instrument; creativity is at an all time high and with Neptune transiting the 5th house of creativity get ready to be inspired.

Sagittarius
Relationships continue to take center stage with the Sun remaining in your opposing sign of Gemini until June 22nd & Mars in Gemini in your 7th house of partnership until mid July. The eclipse in your home sign last month indicates many events will unfold over the next 6 months you are certainly changing and as you grown the way you relate to others will change as well. Usually the week leading up to an eclipse & following an eclipse is a time when feelings are heightened feelings of love, restlessness & anger as well. With mars planet of action in your house of partnership you want to take action, you want to make a move but perhaps you feel uncertain. Gemini a mutable air sign is prone to indecision. If you can’t decide or are unsure of what to do remain still, the answer will reveal itself. Sagittarius Suns especially those born in the early degrees of the sign from November 23 to December 2nd have been feeling highly emotional since Neptune entered Pisces back in 2011. Perhaps the desire to be in a relationship is uncharacteristically gnawing at you. Maybe you are feeling needy or have grown tired of ever changing partners. With Neptune turning retrograde on the 7th for the next 6 months you will have a chance to review your feelings! Yes your feelings! You will also get a chance to reevaluate the means or methods you use to escape your life. Are you doing it productively via art music etc or self-destructively via drinking, drugs and emotionally shutting down? This transit is an emotionally draining one where you feel draped in an emotional bath which is something entirely new to the bold fire sign. A series of planets will enter the sign of the mother, the tenacious care taker & cardinal water sign of Cancer. Beginning with Mercury planet of communication which will have an extended stay in Cancer due to turning retrograde from June 26th to July 20th & ultimately entering Leo August. This Mercury retrograde period is all about getting in touch with the tender parts of ourselves the parts that just like a hard shell crab we hide beneath a tough exterior. Your most intimate relationships continue to be under review you may wrestle with thoughts of mom or lovers now gone; that is the journey of June. This month is really about love of self love of home & love of others. Venus also enters Cancer on the 4th of June. When Venus was in Gemini love was fun but with Venus now in Cancer love because loyal a tad possessive & perhaps a bit smothering. But of all the planets entering Cancer this month including the Sun on the 24th the most important transit is Jupiter finally leaving Gemini after a yearlong visit & entering its sign of exaltation , Cancer. Jupiter is Sagittarius ruling planet, both associated with knowledge, the world, confidence, and optimism. Jupiter is in detriment in Gemini but at its best in Sagittarius but coming in a close 2nd is Cancer for different reasons. Jupiter in Cancer encompasses the protection of Jupiter and amplifies it as Cancer is one the fiercely loyal and protective of the astrological signs. Other may often confuse Cancers nature for passivity, the sign is emotional and clingy but Cancer is also strong and enduring. Hard-shell crabs endure and go to great length to protect their soft interiors. Jupiter in Cancer combines optimism and strength, masculine and feminine for a powerhouse of exuberant and lasting energy. With Jupiter being your ruling planet you always want to see the sign that Jupiter is in and the other planets it is aspecting. Jupiter in the sign of mother earth is very fortunate for you. Jupiter in Cancer will bring good tidings in the form of congenial relationships with mom and family in general, businesses involving baking; taking care of others will also be strongly denoted. For the last year Jupiter has been bestowing blessings in partnerships, in legal arenas now Jupiter will move from your 7th house of relating and into the 8th house of sex, soul searching and finances. This year once Neptune moves further away from your Sun will mark an excellent time to open a business, to purchase a house or piece of property with someone. A general sense of optimism should surround you now take full advantage Jupiter’s entry into Cancer only occurs once every 12 years.

Capricorn
You may face much opposition this month from others. If you take note every June-July can be a challenging period for you. Then again for those mountain goats born between December 22nd & December 31st challenges are nothing new to you. A strong earth sign you are meant to endure you exemplify strength. Uranus planet of surprise has been squaring your Sun while Pluto has conjoined your Sun and these 2 power house planets have left you holding a bag full of change! Who you were 2 years ago is not who you are today. Only strong relationships have lasted this period and anything that has sustained, any thoughts any friends will likely be carried with you always. June marks the half way point between last birthday and this birthday, a period of examining how far you have come and how far you would like to go. Relationships are often strained during this period when one by one the planets enter your opposing sign of Cancer. The tangible earth sign vs. the intuitive water sign. We open the month with Mercury planet of communication lathered in emotion while visiting the cardinal water sign of Cancer. While Mercury was in Gemini communication was light, flighty and while it increased our mental agility Mercury in Gemini can be quite superficial. With Mercury entering the sign of Cancer we are encouraged to not only use our mind to communicate but also out hearts. In a generation filled with text messages and emails remember the beauty in a hand written note and home cooked meals. During this time we may be subjected to memories of the past, so very Cancerian. Our childhood is likely to cross our mind on occasion especially once Mercury turns retrograde on June 26th where it will remain working its backward until late July. As with all retrograde periods this is not a time to take a vacation or schedule a huge event, there will likely be unforeseen weather delays or an address error on invites. Remember retrograde periods are for reflecting and reconsidering, for reaching out to someone from the past perhaps establish contact with someone you lost touch with years ago. You will need to reevaluate your own partnerships both professional and personal with Mercury turning retrograde in your solar 7th house of “I relate”. How do you relate to others? Is it with facts and figures, agendas and PowerPoint presentations? These methods may work for you, but that it hardly true for everyone. It is time to communicate emotionally look at non verbal communication, eye contact, a cross of the arms; read what isn’t being said. Following Mercury’s lead Venus planet of love and enjoyment will enter the sign of mother earth on the 4th and you may suddenly feel rather lethargic. You want to relax and catch up on a good book, perhaps see a movie or spend time with a loved one. Venus opposing your Sun has you yearning to just be. The most notable of the transits this month is Jupiter’s entrance into the tenacious and loving sign of the crab for the first time in 12 years on June 27th. What were you doing in 2001? In 2001 Jupiter was in Cancer and brought out the care taker in all of us, it expanded our consciousness and humanized us all for a period of time. September 11, 2001 here in New York City had us scrambling to help one another, a city that never sleeps suddenly expanded our awareness and in a moment we were unified, we were still. With Jupiter’s return to Cancer we should see the themes of protection and family highlighted. Jupiter is exalted in Cancer and for the next 12 months you will experience the joy of Jupiter opposing your Sun. During the month of June those Capricorns born with in the early degrees of the mountain goat will feel this energy most. You generally should feel a sense of pride and eager to help those around you. The nature of Jupiter is to overdo, to reach but sometimes reach too far Jupiter rules expansion but the negative side is over expansion. While you will feel a general sense of optimism just watch for the tendency to help others so much that they lose the ability to help themselves. Overall a nice transit for relationships, they are likely to be beneficial. Neptune planet of illusion and self-sacrifice begins its 6 month journey backward this month in the telepathic sign of Pisces. Neptune is forming a beautiful sextile to the Capricorn Sun, inspiration is there all you have to do is reach for it. With Neptune turning backwards you are encouraged to find your creative spirit perhaps one that you have pushed aside, take some time to reevaluate how you use your own intuition. Do you listen to that little voice? Do you allow that inner voice to overtake you? Are you compassionate in nature? Do you allow emotions to rule? The month of June is all about feeling with the sky loaded with water signs, how can it not be?

Aquarius
Mars planet of action is the last planet along with the Sun to remain in the diverse sign of Gemini. Mars will stay in the sign of the playful twins until mid July illuminating your solar 5th house of creativity, risk taking and love affairs. Gemini and Aquarius are both intellectual air signs and you certainly could use a boost considering Saturn planet of karma and restriction is still in retrograde motion, essentially rolling over your Sun until the 8th of July when it will turn direct. Saturn has been forming a stressful aspect to your Sun since late October affecting those Aquarius’ born primarily between January 21 and January 30th. Things have certainly not been easy and it appears you have had to endure one test after another. I’m sure there have been days you wanted to hide away from the world; it is likely you have experienced tests in your professional and personal relationships and you have had to make a decision to stay and endure or leave. Only strong relationships survive hard Saturn transits, if your relationships at work or on the home front were weak it is essential to understand Saturn is not the cause of this break down, Saturn merely serves to test and rid you of any out worn relations. Hard work has been required as has patience. Saturn rules time, time is likely to be a focal point of your existence. How much time will this take? When will this be over? How long will this last? You may find you are screaming I know that this will end but when? Reach for Mars in Gemini to release some aggression; you may also notice your sex drive is heightened during this period. This month you may find it challenging to understand others, this is most apparent on the work front. We open the month of June with Mercury in Cancer. The planet of thought in the sign of feelings, it can be challenging sorting out the logical and the factual from the intuitive and conceptual. That is the journey of Mercury in Cancer to learn the value of nonverbal communication, to value nonverbal communication. Be prepared for break downs in office machinery this month once Mercury turns retrograde on the 26th for 4 weeks. Computers will crash; systems will fail and do to the emotional nature of the crab expect a few emotional breakdowns and perhaps even some tears. Half the battle is preparation so save important emails, print hard copies of what is imperative and avoid any “update software” prompts until late July or August if at all possible. Following Mercury’s lead will be Venus’ journey into the tenacious sign of the crab on June 4th. While Venus was in Gemini we found love to be playful now we find love to be enduring and protective. Show some love to your coworkers after the 4th when Venus visits your 6th house of daily activities, it is quite likely you will be feeling lethargic and carefree but lend some TLC to those in your cubical when the systems go haywire and conference calls are lost along with those commissions checks. What can go wrong will go wrong with Mercury in retrograde motion. Following Mercury, Venus and the Sun on the 22nd will be Jupiter’s entrance into its sign of exaltation Cancer. Jupiter has been visiting its sign of detriment, Gemini for the last 12 months. In Gemini Jupiter expanded our day to day communication when placed in Cancer there is very little Jupiter cannot do. Family relations become more congenial, and for you water bearer your work environment becomes more amicable. Perhaps you will change careers or maybe the one you have will take on a new feel. While Jupiter in Cancer is bestowing blessings on the work front I caution you to 1. Not take on too much additional responsibilities or more then you can handle and 2. Watch what you eat. The 6th house rules habits, our day to day life, what we eat, the way we work out etc. Jupiter in the 6th has been known to not only expand your work load but also your waistline. Remember everything is good in moderation including working out, Aquarius are known to suffer from leg ailments so lay off the running and power walking 2 days a week make sure you give your body that much needed rest.

Pisces

Pisces Sun natives have an active month astrologically, it is best to tend to important affairs in the 1st week of the month. Your ruling planet, Neptune will begin its 6 month long retrograde journey shortly thereafter. Neptune turning in apparent retrograde motion will affect all Pisces but mostly those born in the early degrees of the sign from February 20th – March 1st in particular. Neptune is currently conjoining your Sun and has been since 2011. During this period I’m confident you have felt overwhelmed with emotion and inundated with sensory stimulation. Absorbing other people’s feelings without even attempting too. Pisces in itself is a sign known for its dream like state you walk a thin line between what is real and what isn’t. As Neptune turns retrograde you are beginning to wonder are you the master of illusion or the master of confusion. It is time to get in touch with your dreams stop waiting on someone else to deliver them to you and get out there and get them! An array of planets is entering the tenacious sign of Cancer this month and that may be just the remedy for a Neptune in Pisces retrograde. We open the month with Mercury planet of communication in the Cardinal sign of Cancer, lending you the strength to mentally spar with anyone. You are particularly articulate, your mind and your soul align as you are supported this month by several planets in the family water sign. Take advantage of this until the 26th of June when Mercury will begin its 4 week retrograde motion. Mercury retrograding in Cancer will illuminate your solar 5th house of children and joy. Perhaps during this period you will reflect on your own childhood or examine your own theories and beliefs surrounding children and parenting. Mercury in Cancer is encouraging us to go inward, when the planet of the mind enters the sign of feeling we are all encouraged to combine intellectual prowess with emotional intelligence. Intuition and telepathy are concepts you are grandly familiar with. Continue to examine your own attitudes regarding intuition, do you listen to that little voice, those subtle warnings or do you wait for the other shoe to drop? Mercury will have an extended stay in the mother hen of the zodiac so as always with retrograde periods avoid major travel, no large purchases but say yes to a meeting with anyone from yester years! Mercury retrograde is a great time to reconnect. Shortly after Mercury enters Cancer, Venus planet of admiration will abandon the superficial sign of Gemini and enter the tenacious sign of the crab. Love becomes enduring, lasting and true when it visits Cancer romance is highlighted, hand written notes are sent; love is an all consuming rollercoaster ride filled with emotion. Some friction may persist with Mars still in mutable air sign of Gemini until mid July. You may find yourself in the midst of an argument with someone at home, perhaps with all these planets in Cancer you may be in the midst of a disagreement with your own mother. It is best to put any ill feelings to the side as you have so much to be thankful for. Saturn Lord of Karma and hard work is forming a beautiful trine to Pisces Sun natives born from February 20th – March 1st. Life is easy now, projects began during this period are completed with ease. Adding to this is Jupiter’s entry into its sign of exaltation, Cancer on June 27th! This is a monumental transit that will last for an entire year. Since last summer Jupiter has been in its sign of detriment Gemini many of us used social media to get in touch with the world. The blessings of Jupiter in Gemini are plenty via electronics, communication etc but Jupiter’s visit to Cancer is tenacious and abundant! The water signs in particular will benefit from Jupiter in Cancer over the next year. Pisces sun natives born in the early degrees of the sign can rest confidently that Jupiter is bestowing you many blessings from now until September. You will feel a sense of optimism, confidence and joy! Jupiter will illuminate your solar 5th house of children, joy and gambling. Take a chance on love and on life, the best rewards are the ones that are just outside our comfort zone.

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