Gemini (21 May-20 June)
Happy Solar Return, Gemini. The end of May and most of June is your birthday month so here’s your chance to celebrate and stand out from the crowd. You’re backed by Mercury, planet of communication, in Gemini from 2nd-16th. Think on your feet, act fast and get yourself noticed. Anything that suggests a launch or self-promotion is well-starred. Top dates for success are 4th, 7th and 12th. More challenging are eclipses on 1st and 15th. This suggests a key change for a personal relationship so expect some drama and keep a level head when dealing with sudden developments. Who or what is being eclipsed in your life? Venus (love) and Mars (libido) enter Gemini on 9th and 21st respectively. Great news if you’re single and for lovers. Add Jupiter to your house of secrets from the 4th and the stars hint at a heady mix of love and intrigue. Life’s a whirlwind.
Cancer (21 June-22 July)
Jupiter leaves your career sector on the 4th. If you feel ready for a break from a fast pace at work or your ambitions, great. If changes at work are forced upon you, view this as an opportunity to consider the bigger picture and reassess where life’s heading. Jupiter moves through your friendship sector over the next 12 months. Cancerians are caring and sensitive without exception and loyal and loving friends help nurture and nourish you. Create strong support systems in your life; reconnect with old friends and appreciate the friends you have. Saturdays are perfect for socialising and having fun, especially 4th, 18th and 25th. Mercury (communication) and the Sun (vitality) enter your sign on 16th and 21st respectively to give your confidence a welcome boost. Believe in yourself.
Leo (23 July-22 August)
It’s time to raise your game as Jupiter, planet of opportunity, moves in to your ambition sector on the 4th where it remains until June 2012. You could sit back and wait to see what drops in your lap but if you’re wise you’ll sow seeds and explore new options. Jupiter encourages inquiry and risk-taking. Best dates for a promotion are 6th and 7th. Think social networking or grab your Andy Warhol inspired 15 minutes of fame on Saturdays 18th and 25th. Looking for love? Turn your attention to what’s happening in your friends’ romantic lives. Someone who’s recently available wants to get to know you better. As eclipses are involved on 1st and 15th and are notorious for love triangle situations, there may be a teeny weeny overlap between a romance ending and beginning. All’s fair in the game of love?
Virgo (23 August-22 September)
No time to waste as June begins with an eclipse in your career sector on the 1st signalling changes at work. Mercury (communication) swiftly follows from 2nd-16th, your chance to take advantage of the new landscape. Keep up with whoever or whatever’s moving the goalposts and be aware that family have to be considered too on the second eclipse (15th). There’s no place for the weak-hearted so stay chirpy and walk the talk. Love is growing and a superb Jupiter/Neptune connection on the 9th promises something special. If you’re abroad, a holiday romance has real potential to bring you happiness. In a relationship and 17th and 22nd are perfect to re-experience the magic of your first date. Declare your love.
Libra (23 September-23 October)
Jupiter moves on from your love sector on the 4th but no worries, Jupiter’s move in to your sharing zone means it’s time to settle down and get serious about love. A financial agreement proves your commitment to one another. Money matters in general require attention and it’s your chance to get the best possible deal for yourself, whether you have debts, savings or are ready for a financial spring clean. There’s a real opportunity to maximise your earnings over the next 12 months but not necessarily through your work or job. Be a financial whizz kid and consider different options. After the 9th, love benefits from a more cultured approach. In a relationship, encourage one another to keep learning and strive to reach your full potential. Be a modern day Renaissance man/woman.
Scorpio (24 October-21 November)
It’s all about love! Jupiter, planet of opportunity and the good things in life, moves in to your love sector on the 4th where it remains for the next 12 months. The time is right for you to experience the love life you deserve. If you’re single, create new opportunities to meet the man/woman of your dreams (9th looks spectacular). If you’re in love, be bold and challenge one another to live life to the full and commit to a life of passion, romance and adventure. Growth and liberation are key Jupiter concepts so move on if love restricts and do whatever it takes for love to soar. Tricky eclipses on 1st and 15th may necessitate a money makeover. Be honest with yourself and your loved ones about what’s working and what’s not and rethink your situation. Let money do the talking.
Sagittarius (22 November-21 December)
Jupiter moves in to your work and health sector on the 4th for a 12 month visit encouraging you to create a routine or lifestyle that works and supports you. Regular exercise is a must and a holistic approach makes sense, i.e. nurture your mind, body and spirit. Where work’s concerned, it depends on your personal situation what readjustments are needed. If you’re super busy, think time management; if you’re out of work, create a new game plan; if you want a work sabbatical, make it happen. It’s hard to ignore June’s eclipses on 1st and 15th which fall in your sign of Sagittarius and your opposite sign of Gemini. Personal relationships are under the glare of a spotlight and demand attention. Stay true to who you are.
Capricorn (22 December-19 January)
Life’s calling you to take charge and deal with a tricky situation at work or to do with your lifestyle. With Saturn at the apex of your chart, you command respect and, whatever your personal position of responsibility, it’s your turn to prove your worth. The week beginning Monday 13th is important and playing small is not an option. On a lighter note, Jupiter, planet of opportunity, moves in to your fellow earth sign of Taurus on the 4th beginning a creative 12 months. Build on your natural talents or skills and start your masterpiece. Slowly but surely over the next few months, you’ll discover there’s more to life than work. Love and children are emphasized and whether you’re ready to fall in love or start a family, you are the proverbial lusty goat. Sow your wild oats.
Aquarius (20 January-18 February)
Jupiter’s move in to your home and family sector on the 4th suggests it’s time to turn your attention to loved ones. Family will be a strong pull over the next 12 months especially if you live away from them. Your home is changing too whether you want to move, extend or create a safe base and a financially supportive environment for all of you. Think big and visualise your dream home. This is a key month to think creatively and improve your intellect. There’s a strong emphasis on the air signs Gemini and Libra on 1st, 7th and 12th encouraging you to develop your ideas, be innovative and use your brain. If you’re a parent, help a child be systematic with studying or consider home schooling. Unleash your inner academic.
Pisces (19 February-20 March)
You can expect a fair amount of drama in your life, especially with eclipses on 1st and 15th triggering home life and your work. External circumstances are sent to challenge you but what’s important is how you deal with what life sends your way. You’re being called forth to re-connect with your sensitive, philosophical nature, able to make sense of the whys and wherefores of life and to communicate this to other people. It sounds profound and what takes place in June has the potential to be incredibly profound for you. It’s to do with your vocation in life and your calling so take note of what happens on or around the 9th when your two planets, Jupiter and Neptune, connect in the heavens. Use your imagination and intuition to guide and inspire. Become a leading light.
Aries (21 March-19 April)
Jupiter, planet of opportunity, leaves your sign of Aries on the 4th; bad times. Jupiter enters Taurus, your money sector, on the 4th and remains there for 12 months; good times. Jupiter expands what it touches so start work immediately on get rich quick schemes and maximise cash prospects. This is your chance to mega-boost your earnings. Uranus, planet of surprises, continues to influence Aries and will do so for the next seven years. You have the option to reinvent yourself, behave outrageously and live up to your star sign. Key dates to behave badly (or well!) are bundled together late June. The weekend of 24th-26th looks lively as does Monday 27th. Rock your world.
Taurus (20 April-20 May)
This is your Jupiter return, when the planet of luck and opportunity returns to your star sign after 12 years travelling round the zodiac. Think back to the last time Jupiter was in Taurus (1999-2000) as patterns repeat from the 4th. Jupiter remains in Taurus until June 2012 and the key message he brings is growth and liberation. Expand your world through travel, gain new qualifications or start out on a spiritual path: whatever is personal to you and your own development and current stage in life. If you want to have a baby, go for it; if you want to fall in love, be open to it; if you want a relationship that is true to who you are, make it happen. Lucky dates are Monday 13th, Saturday 18th and the weekend of 25th-26th. Embrace the new.
[photo of Gemini dogs by nowmagazine.co.uk]