Venus, the planet of love and beauty, enters dramatic Leo on June 5 for an extended four-month stay, thanks to her upcoming retrograde cycle in July, which initiates a Leo Vensuian Summer of Love. Venus, in Leo, is expressive, confident and stately. She knows her worth and is regal and a bit "extra." She is spontaneous, vivacious and goes after what she desires. Being in the Sun's sign, there is a natural radiance and vibrancy — glamorous, attention-seeking that takes charge. Take a regal approach while pursuing pleasure and relationships. Asking for what you want or desire is her gift, giving us confidence. She starts her retrograde cycle in July for a four-month stay. So we have months to explore her themes. Since she loves a dramatic entrance, she immediately interacts with an opposition to Pluto in Aquarius. It is about power dynamics, revelations, uncovering secrets and bringing them to the open. There is an intensity of desire to get what you want. It can bring intense passion, obsessing about a person or something you desire that you can't live without. Also, it brings transformation about self-love, relationships and your sense of value, how you shine your inner light into the world. So shine that light brightly and indulge in the offering Venus in Leo is giving us. You can expect drama, fire and a passionate summer!
Mercury in Gemini means the planet finally lands in its rulership, giving us the best version of itself — which is equal parts effective and courageous. So network, socialize, update your technology, make deals and sign those documents! In this transit, we are more curious — buzzing with ideas while we yearn to socialize with eagerness. We are preparing ourselves to transform into social butterflies. Mercury in Gemini is quick-witted, lively and engaging. During this time, our minds have greater clarity and openness to provoking ideas and insights. For the next two weeks, seize the gifts that Mercury offers.
NEW MOON IN GEMINI AT 26 DEGREES: JUNE 18
A lively, engaging and slightly confusing New Moon arrives on June 18 in Gemini at 18 degrees. There is a plethora of information and ideas, with an insatiable curiosity, as Mercury in Gemini rules this lunation. During this time, the possibilities are limitless; enthusiastically, let your curiosity guide you. Venus sextiles Mercury and gives a playful, fun-loving, romantic quality. Hang out with those you love or those with a shared interest. The harmonious alignment gives this time an affectionate, open and energizing essence. New Moons are often resets and fresh starts and being in Gemini opens us up to innovative thinking, adaptability and curiosity. There is a glitch, however; it gets tricky as Neptune squares the New Moon, creating confusion, hesitation and a touch of delusion. There can be miscommunication, crosswires and overwhelm with too much stimulation. But, on the other hand, the upside taps into the imaginal realm, escaping with fun, entertainment, or creativity. Before making quick decisions, take a pause, if possible. Gemini is fast and not prone to deep reflection. Overall this is a positive lunation, inviting us to shift our mindset, be receptive and be adaptable to new possibilities. Let's savor and share our joy, affection and thoughts with others. Most crucial, Gemini is the twins, which teaches us about duality and non-duality. This sign reveals that all of us are mutually interdependent.
JUPITER IN TAURUS SEXTILE SATURN IN PISCES: JUNE 19
CANCER SEASON: JUNE 21
Cancer Season begins with the Summer Solstice, a significant turning point for the Sun. The Sun enters Cancer and, on June 18, creates the Summer Solstice; there is a solar invitation to pause. It is a turning point, an adjustment, or a reorientation. Pause to reflect upon what you want to initiate or create for the next six months. Cancer Season is more protective, instinctual and emotionally responsive. There is a deep yearning for home, family, safety and security. Food, family, home and history are lit up — who or what are you thinking of? There is a protectiveness to those you cherish, with a yearning to belong. There is a sense of wanting to nourish what is most important to you. Cancer Season invites you to access your tender and nurturing side. Soften and let your guard down while soaking in the tender, loving care of Cancer. Show your emotional side and express how much you love those around you, now is the time.
Give a big hello, Summer, the celestial and universal time of play. After April and May's intensity, the month of June is a gift from the cosmos. On June 4th, we have a Full Moon in Sagittarius at 13 degrees, illuminating your 9th house of wisdom, spirituality and travel. This lunation is fiery and high energy, both enthusiastic and impatient — like you. Mars, your ruling planet, cozies up to the Sag Moon and adds an extra spark. Aries, connect with your higher aspirations, the bigger picture, not just the mundane. The most significant aspect of the Summer is Venus, who entered Leo on June 5 and will stay there through October 8, 2023. She joins your ruler, Mars, in your 5th house of romance, creativity and pleasure. She will be stirring up these areas of your life for an extended tour. Then, later in July, she turns retrograde. It's passionate, hot and fiery. Relationships get an infusion of excitement, passion and drama. Venus in Leo is theatrical and extravagant, demands attention and goes after what she desires. Channel Leo's allure, charisma and most importantly, express your joy — do what you love, play and create time for pleasure and enjoyment. You're gearing up for some fun this month, Aries.
The cosmos have your back this month! A Full Moon arrives on June 4 in Sagittarius at 13 degrees, illuminating your house of partnerships. This fiery lunation has two distinct sides. One is ruled by Jupiter, brimming with adventure and stimulation. The other is grounded and hesitant. The Sag Moon trines Mars in Leo, adding extra heat, passion and a touch of volatility. Relationships issues can be dealt with now. Are they fostering your growth or stifling it? Time to figure it out, Gemini. On June 5, Venus joins Mars in Leo for a four-month stay, a significant cosmic event of the year. Venus retrograde in Leo, lasting from July through September. She will light up your house of communication, neighborhood and siblings. She enhances your creative expression, writing and social life with a dramatic, charismatic flare. Mercury, your ruling planet, enters Gemini on June 11 — you're at your best, buzzing with ideas, quick-witted, lively and engaging. Your annual New Moon arrives on June 18 in Gemini at 18 degrees. Mercury in Gemini rules the lunation; there is an overload of information and curiosity. Venus cozies up to Mercury; it's fun-loving and playful. New Moons are resets and fresh starts. Enthusiastically set your intentions to shift your mindset and be receptive to new possibilities. So, Gemini, share your keen perception and intelligence with your wit and charm!
Leo, the month of June is yours! One of the most significant cosmic events begins on June 4, when Venus enters your sign for an extended four-month tour. Think Summer of Love — expect drama, fire and passion. The planet of love then retrogrades in late July through September. Every eight years, Venus retrogrades in the same sign — think back to June 2015, as similar themes may arise. Venus joins Mars in Leo, with the planets of love and sex shining brightly in your house of identity. Venus enhances wherever she lands; your magnetism can easily attract others to you. Venus in Leo is regal, a stately Queen who demonstrates confidence and vibrancy. She reveals your inner spirit, exuberance and warmth. Show the world your magnanimous, generous and creative spirit! Leo, you tend towards the dramatic; Venus follows suit as she immediately interacts with opposition to power Pluto in Aquarius. Do anticipate power dynamics within your relationships. It can uncover secrets or revelations, bringing them to the open. There is an intense desire to get what you want. This alignment is about passion, obsession and desire. Positive quality can usher in relationship transformation rather than obsessively fixating. On June 11, Venus will square benefic Jupiter, bringing abundance and grand gestures of generosity. Your house of career is also enhanced by this transit. Cheers to you, Leo; shine your radiance wide and far!
June is definitely the summer of love. Your ruler Venus, the planet of love and beauty, enters fiery Leo on June 5th for an extended four month tour. This is one of the most significant cosmic alignments of 2023, Venus influences your relationships, creativity and sense of well-being. Every eight years, Venus retrogrades in the same sign; think about the Summer of 2015, some of these similar themes may arise. Your house of good fortune, friends, hopes and aspirations is where Venus will dwell for the next four months. Libra, do take a regal approach while pursuing pleasure and relationships. Asking for what you want or desire is her gift, giving you confidence. You are the type of person who cherishes your friendships; consider ways to be more loving and affectionate with those you love. Your friends are the ones that will bring you the most pleasure this season. It is proven that friendships enrich your life, boost your happiness and reduce stress. It's a social time, expand your circles and hang with creative types, attention-seekers and fun-loving divas. All love relationships will have a friendly quality now. Libra, opportunities through your friendships and social contacts are readily available now so make sure that you exhaust that social muscle as much as you possibly can. Cheers to loving friendships!
Capricorn, self-care and good lovin' is your cocktail of the month in June. Gemini Season has you focused on your health and well-being —the month kicks off with the Full Moon in Sagittarius at 13 degrees on June 4, illuminating your introspective, twelfth house of solitude. You will cherish being alone these next few weeks, it feeds your soul. It is an adventurous Full Moon — take an inner adventure, Cap and rest in silence. A New Moon in Gemini at 13 degrees arrives on June 18, activating your house of health and well-being. Think of June as your personalized summer solstice to restore body, mind and spirit. New Moons are resets, prompting new beginnings, an ideal time to implement a self-care routine. Please keep in mind not to get scattered, as Mercury in Gemini rules this lunation; there is an overload of information. Cancer season arrives on June 21, with the Sun lights up your house of committed relationships. Cancer season inspires you to focus on relationships with more compassion for yourself and others, friends or lovers. Cheers to health and love!
Aquarius, the themes you'll be focusing on this month are friendships, lovers and partners. The month begins with an adventurous Full Moon in Sagittarius at 13 degrees on June 3, illuminating your 11th house of friendships and aspirations. Expand your social networks while connecting with those who inspire and excite you. It is an exciting, stimulating Full Moon full of the change you crave and seek to inspire in the world. Then, one of the most significant cosmic alignments arrives on June 5 as Venus, the planet of love, enters Leo for an extended four month stay in your house of committed relationships. Your relationship gets an infusion of love, affection and passion — one you've been wanting for a while. This change of pace will inspire you to take a regal approach to your partnership and express your needs. You can't be all cool and aloof with Venus in Leo — it's a passionate love fest; embrace it. She starts her retrograde cycle in late July for a four month stay, so basically it's the summer of love with lots of drama — get ready for soap opera level intensity. Continuing the love theme, a New Moon in Gemini at 13 degrees arrives on June 18, igniting your house of romance, pleasure and creativity. There's a surge of information, variety and curiosity as Mercury in Gemini rules the lunation. Add some sweetness from Venus; and you get a lot of playfulness and affection. Aquarius, June is a love fest a revolutionary like you needed and frankly, deserves. Enjoy every single moment!
Pisces, this month is full of exciting possible changes for you. June starts with a Full Moon in Sagittarius at 13 degrees on June 3, illuminating your house of career. It is a dynamic, fiery lunation filled with enthusiasm, confidence and risk-taking. Do expect some drama (but not in a bad way necessarily), as it can be a pivot, a promotion, or a job change. Note of caution, before you make dramatic changes, pause first. Remember, Jupiter in Taurus rules this lunation. Taurus prefers a thought-out approach, something slow and steady. Take your time before making any rash decisions. This current Gemini Season has you focused on home and family matters while quick-thinking Mercury enters your fourth house on June 11, inspiring you to connect with family members or take care of domestic matters that need tending to. The yearly New Moon in Gemini at 13 degrees arrives on June 18, landing in your fourth house of home. Parents, kids, or whoever you consider family needs your attention this month. Home is always your haven. Now is the time to make it a top priority. New Moons are often resets and fresh starts and being in Gemini opens us up to innovative thinking, adaptability and curiosity. It is a positive lunation, inviting you to shift your mindset, be receptive and be adaptable to new possibilities. Savor and share your joy, affection and thoughts with loved ones. Then, once Cancer Season begins on June 21, you are ready to play! Bask in a fellow water sign's season and their ability to savor emotion and love.