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June Horoscopes

June Horoscopes

June's astrology invites you to adopt a more flexible, progressive, and adaptive mindset. It challenges your ideas about what you know to be true. It urges you to ask questions -- to invoke your inner investigative journalist! We live in a time of transition, and you certainly see evidence of this in the collective. But you may feel this in your personal life as well. You are becoming even more aware of what's not working for you in relationships and all other areas of your life. You're becoming more conscious and aware of your soul's calling and deep desires. You could want to take action to make changes, but is it time? Seek more information and be open to surprises until June 21.

This month, you recognize the power of your voice, and as you activate courage, you can speak and live your truth without compromise. You have a heightened intuition, which amplifies awareness about possible pitfalls or precarious situations. As a result, you will feel prepared to protect and defend yourself and others dear to you. Just make sure you see all sides of a situation. Look at all the details before making an absolute assertion.

We start the month on a high note with a New Moon in Gemini, the sign of intellectual curiosity, on June 3. On this same day, Venus encourages us to ask questions and get to the root of relationship concerns.

As a guiding ritual, think of one recurring unpleasant thought you'd like to change. Write it down. Then, create an affirmation you'd rather hear in your mind and write that down. You could even write it on a post-it and attach it to your mirror. For two weeks, say this as a mantra. Set a reminder on your phone to say the affirmation aloud at least five times per day until it resonates deeply within you.

You could also set an intention for something you'd like to learn or teach. The beginning of the month is an excellent time to develop your mind in some new way. Your mental faculties will be at their best!

Things shift in the middle of the month, and we see a sneak preview of early 2020. On June 14, Mars, the warrior planet, opposes Saturn, the planet of authority and structure. You may have to ask yourself: To whom or what am I abdicating my power? In what ways am I allowing the structures of government, religion, family, corporation, or institutions define my identity? Everything is up for your awareness right now.

The Full Moon on June 17 helps you see things more clearly and gain faith if you have felt doubt or uncertainty regarding any circumstance in your life.

Soon afterward, Mars opposes Pluto on June 20. This combination could set off fireworks long before the Fourth of July! If your relationships or other areas of your life have felt lackluster or blah, this transit wakes you up to your potential in all ways. A surge of passion could lead you to make bold moves forward in your life; no holds barred!

The Summer Solstice starts the next day, June 21. Any solstice or equinox point marks the Sun's transition into a cardinal sign. (Aries and Libra for the equinox points; Cancer and Capricorn for the solstice points.) Cardinal signs emphasize initiative on behalf of a great need, for yourself, your family, on behalf of love, or community. The Sun's ingress into Cancer invites us to balance polarity within ourselves and the social paradigm. It's an awakening of the most yin, creative, and prolific aspects of yourself and our culture.

Pay attention to what unfolds in your life between June 14-June 21. These will serve as foreshadows, and you will see some complex connections taking shape in your life over the next six months.

I encourage you to take advantage of these transits. Is there anything you've been resisting or afraid to try, say, or do? As long as it doesn't intentionally harm others and it serves the highest good, go for it! Be brave in your life, and your courage will ripple change in the world.

June Horoscopes

June Horoscopes

The sun steals the show this month as it slides into Cancer on the solstice June 21. Anytime the sun enters a cardinal sign (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), we can feel inspired to take action or to move forward in our lives. Cardinal ingresses happen at each equinox or solstice point. The equinox in March starts the astrological year, and it is a time for planting seeds. By the solstice in June, we begin to see a harvest. We can better see the manifestation of our intentions. In the Northern Hemisphere, cultures have celebrated the June solstice as a feast of fertility, abundance, and harvest. 

Shortly after the solstice, however, Mars stations retrograde and begins to square Uranus, which moved into Taurus in May shortly afterward, starting July 9. Mars is the planet of action, motivation, and conflict for a cause. In retrograde, Mars slows things down, allowing you time to reassess goals. A retrograde period is not usually a favorable time to launch a new endeavor, as we often feel pulled inward and could experience delays.