For many of us, June is a life-changing month. Major breakthroughs occur. Best- and worst-case scenarios play out. Our new lives begin. And of course, in times like these, our instincts tell us to plan for the worst (and expect the best!). But between this month’s eclipses, Mercury retrograde and steady Saturn once again squaring off with powder keg Uranus—well, making plans is overrated.
Don’t think all is lost though. Some sweetness does exist; Venus enters Cancer on the 2nd! With the love planet swimming through the cardinal water sign, we can at least find some comfort in the form of a home-cooked meal. This access to tender, loving care is especially important on the 10th when the solar eclipse in Gemini—a super intense new moon—rocks our world with another major revelation. It’s a trip to realize how much we really don’t know.
Then on the 11th, Mars finally leaves “Summertime Sadness” Cancer for “I Don’t Care (I Love It)” Leo. Though this puts some heat (and some roar) back into our fight, we cannot escape vulnerability as the sun enters emo Cancer on the 20th. Happy birthday to our sensitive babes from Ariana Grande to Lana Del Rey to Meryl Streep. A lot is changing—it’s OK to cry!
Things start looking up (relatively speaking) as Mercury stations direct on the 22nd, clearing up the fog of eclipse season. Then on the 24th, there’s a full moon in steady, grounded Capricorn, giving us some structured time to make a list and catch our breath. Finally on the 27th, Venus joins Mars in glamorous Leo and after all we’ve been through, our hot girl summer can begin. We’re different now but the show must go on.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign may provide further insight.)