June begins steeped in Gemini season, an exciting time of year when you have more energy and spirit than usual. Additionally, the full moon in Sagittarius on Saturday, June 3rd marks a high point of social activity. Sagittarius is your seventh house of relationships, partnerships and clients, and full moons lead to revelations – be open to learning something new about yourself and those you partner with. This full moon paired with an electrical alignment of Mercury and Uranus on Sunday, June 4th ensures that the first weekend of the month is a high-energy one. Don’t be surprised if you’re torn between the need to socialize and the desire to get away from people, alone and in nature. Do your best to stay centered. Then Venus enters Leo on Monday, June 5th for a four-month long stay, lighting up your third house of neighborhood and transportation. You can explore your local spaces more this summer and find inspiration while doing so. Make a list of nearby cities and towns you’d like to visit this summer.
On Sunday, June 11th, your ruling planet Mercury enters Gemini, your first house of self, identity, body and appearance – this is a special period that occurs annually. This can feel like a literal return home to you, whether you’re visiting family, your hometown, or just finishing up a trip. Overall, from June 11th to 26th, you will have the pleasure of feeling more like yourself. You’ll also have more energy: expect to be buzzing like the wing-footed messenger god, Hermes, with whom Mercury is associated. You will get a lot done and feel inspired. The Gemini new moon on Saturday, June 17 underscores this notion and offers a sense of rebirth regarding your identity and appearance. It’s a great time to set intentions for the next 12 months. On this same day, Saturn’s seasons retrograde to early November, marking a possible break from international travel for a while.
On Wednesday, June 21st, the summer solstice occurs and the sun enters Cancer, your second house of finances and income. The first three weeks of the month were all about restoring your confidence and sense of self, but now it’s time to focus your attention on how to invest in your future. Your ruling planet, Mercury, joins the sun in Cancer on Monday, June 26th, and they form an exact alignment, called a cazimi, on Friday, June 30th, to close out the month with an important moment. of insight into yourself and where you are best rooted.
Ascendant in Cancer
June begins midway through Gemini season, a time when you can find yourself deep in contemplation as the sun illuminates your twelfth house of solitude and mental health. If you’re not in the mood for social engagements at this time, don’t worry. You need to recharge and process everything going on in your life. If you can carve out alone time in the first three weeks of the month, whether it’s a long trip, a week or a weekend for you, then do that. Sunday, June 11th through Tuesday, June 20th is an excellent time to get away, especially for a writing retreat or mini-sabbatical. Remember that freedom of movement allows freedom of thought. But beware: Thursday, June 15th is not the best day to be in transit – you could experience delays. The Gemini new moon on Saturday, June 17th marks the beginning of a new cycle related to your mental health. It’s a great time to set intentions for building best practices and make commitments to yourself about creating space for meditation, therapy, or any other support you might want.
Then, on Wednesday, June 21st, the summer solstice occurs and Cancer season begins. This is your time to step out and shine. You’ll likely be done with your solo behind-the-scenes journey by this point and ready to be seen. The sun lights up your first home of yourself, body, identity, and appearance when you’re in Cancer, so it’s a wonderful time to spend money on yourself — facials, haircuts, whatever. If you haven’t been able to travel in a while, this might be a time to make a future trip for you. Mercury joins the sun in Cancer on Monday, June 26th, setting the stage for easier communication. You’ll be better able to translate your thoughts and ideas, and you’ll be able to spend more time with familiar faces. Is it time for a trip to see some loved ones?