As June begins, communication planet Mercury is retrograde in Gemini. Plus, the big news this month is a New Moon/Solar Eclipse in Gemini on the 10th.
Gemini rules the sector of your horoscope linked to transport and trips, study and learning. A retrograde planet and an eclipse are an indication that you may need to be extra flexible and adaptable this month.
You might already know the drill for Mercury retrograde. It can be a time of communication chaos, when transport and technology seem more unreliable or unpredictable than usual. Expect some twists and turns, some last-minute diversions.
What Mercury retrograde is good for is going over old ground, reviewing and reassessing your situation. This could mean you’re revising ready to re-take a test or exam. Or, perhaps you’re doing research for a trip you want to take at a later date.
You often learn about life in unexpected ways when Mercury is retrograde, so make time for chat and blather. Talk to people in your local community, catch up with relatives and the ones you love. This is where you can learn something new that may help you make sense of what’s currently happening.
If you’re unsure in which direction you’re heading, take time out to stop and contemplate and gather information. This is a key theme of the Solar Eclipse on the 10th. Retrograde Mercury makes a powerful conjunction with the Sun in Gemini on the 11th and is caught up in eclipse territory.
News you hear might change your opinion or help you decide what next. Keep the lines of communication open, even if you can’t trust everyone or everything you hear.
The more knowledge at your fingertips the better, especially if you’re involved in a legal, financial or education-related situation.
Going with The Flow
Neptune is involved during the eclipse and Neptune is Pisces’ planet, God of the sea. Neptune rules dreams and the imagination, so this could be a creative or spiritual time for you.
This is the theme of Jupiter’s move through Pisces too, the big planet revealing where opportunity lies. Explore your mind, learn meditation or relax and be reflective.
The issue with Neptune is that it’s a boundless planet. Therefore, your emotions could be overwhelming at times, whether you’re more sensitive or you’re around people who are weepy or emotional. The 5th, 13th & 25th are key dates in this respect.
You may spend a lot of the month going around in circles and find it hard to move directly from A to B. Enjoy story-telling, write poetry, learn a language, play music, but take the pace slow. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you procrastinate, get muddled or feel confused about what next.
There are some significant turning points this month. Most importantly for you, your ruler Mars enters fire sign Leo on the 11th, the day after the Solar Eclipse. There’s been a lack of fire sign energy this year and fire signs, like yourself, favour spontaneity, fun and snap decisions.
Mars’ move into Leo is a reminder to look on the bright side of life and seek joy, play and good times. Mars remains in Leo until the end of July and is joined by Venus, the planet of relating on the 27th of this month.
As Leo emphasises romance, children, creativity, entertainment and fun in your horoscope, the wheel of fortune is turning in your direction. You could find your spirits lift and your energy increase from mid-month onwards.
Home and family remain important to you for different reasons. Lovely Venus is in Cancer from the 2nd to the 27th, a time to embrace family activities or do up your home and beautify your surroundings.
Plus, this month is the Solstice, the mid-point of the year when the Sun enters Cancer on the 21st. This is the day before Mercury turns direct on the 22nd which indicates a powerful turning point.
Wherever you’ve felt stuck, trapped or confused – the 5th is a stand-out date – the truth may come to light on or around the 22nd and new information is the trigger you need to set off in a new direction.
Trust the light of the Full Moon in Capricorn on the 24th to make a significant work or career decision.
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