Your Weekly Horoscopes: June 14 to 20, 2020
Eclipse season continues this week and, as we’ve mentioned before, this crucial time is all about recognizing how much we don’t know and how much more we need to learn. Amidst all of this, Mercury stations retrograde in nurturing Cancer on the 18th. Until July 12th, it’s going to be especially necessary to reflect on what we care about and how we show that care. And as Cancer season kicks off with the Summer Solstice on the 20th––happy birthday to our sweet, sensitive crabs like Solange, Sofia Vergara and America’s Dad, Tom Hanks––we must show up not only through our words but through our actions. Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto are all retrograde, moving backward in the sky. There’s so much to review. And the more we know about ourselves, the more we can contribute to the cause.
(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)
It’s finally your season this week, sweet moonchild! And with Mercury stationing retrograde in your sign on the 18th, despite all the looming birthday love, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmingly self-conscious. Try to control your impulses and avoid rushing to the recently opened hair salon. Dying your hair unfortunately will not solve all your problems. As the sun enters your sign on the 20th, you get a bit of a confidence boost. Even if you’re not able to express yourself clearly, try to remain grounded in who you really are.
This week’s mantra: You’re beautiful as you are.
On the 18th, Mercury stations retrograde in the part of your chart which represents your unconscious and all the things you can’t control. Maybe you’ve been having extremely vivid dreams lately. Maybe you’ve been feeling stuck in a personal or professional rut. Over the next few weeks, you have the opportunity to let go of some grudges through reviewing why you started them in the first place. As the sun enters Cancer on the 20th, you welcome a month meant for rest and relaxation. Take it slow so you can keep up the fight.
This week’s mantra: You’ve gotta let go before you carry on.
Have you noticed that everyone needs to cry on your shoulder lately, Virgo? As your ruling planet Mercury stations retrograde on the 18th, you are called to reflect on your friendships. What connections sustain you and what connections leave you drained? If you’re feeling like a one-person emotional support hotline, spend some time reflecting on how to create better boundaries. Your friends are everything to you, and you’re reminded of this as the sun moves into Cancer on the 20th. How can you keep tuning in without burning out?
This week’s mantra: Love creates boundaries.
You’ve been incredibly vocal the last few weeks–especially at work—and you’re realizing how often your words are misconstrued. Maybe you’ve been giving a lot of heat to your boss. Or maybe your boss has been putting pressure on you. Mercury stations retrograde in your career sector on the 18th, so it’s time to reconsider how you approach difficult conversations in the workplace. As Cancer season revs its engine on the 20th, you are called to examine your leadership. Where have you succeeded and where is there still work to be done?
This week’s mantra: Are you saying what you really mean?
Mercury stations retrograde on the 18th in the part of your chart that represents spirituality, higher education and foreign travel. And since it’s unlikely you’re hopping on a plane anytime soon, the next few weeks should be about reconsidering your beliefs. How can you incorporate what you’re learning into your normal routine? As Cancer season begins on the 20th, you become less concerned with what everyone thinks about you. You are harder on yourself than you are on anyone else, so challenge your inner critic to hush.
This week’s mantra: Your ideas are valid and important.
Mercury stations retrograde on the 18th in the part of your chart that’s all about other people’s money. Over the next few weeks—no matter your cash flow situation!—you are being tasked with considering what’s important to share versus what’s important to own. As the sun moves into Cancer on the 20th, you feel even more empowered to get on top of your earnings. If you want to save the world, you can’t be struggling to survive. So start setting yourself up to really make a difference.
This week’s mantra: For better or worse, you are what you own.
Your season of administrative stress and endless busy work finally comes to a close this week as the sun moves into Cancer and your relationship sector on the 20th. With Mercury stationing retrograde (also in the sign of Cancer) on the 18th, your focus must shift to your commitments and your contracts. Do you need more from someone you trust? Take some time—especially around the 19th and 20th—to reflect on the ways people have shown up for you in the past so you can better model what you need.
This week’s mantra: Know what you need to get what you want.
On the 18th, Mercury goes retrograde in the part of your chart that represents all of life’s daily battles. If you need to update your voter registration, get your oil changed or schedule your first COVID-safe haircut, don’t wait to get started on those tasks. With Mercury moving backward and causing delays, even the simplest errands could be challenging for the next few weeks. You also may find that instead of grinding away at work, you want to focus more on self-care. Take time for all of your routines, whether for business or pleasure.
This week’s mantra: You are what you spend your time doing.
Mercury goes retrograde on the 18th in your fellow water sign, Cancer. For the next few weeks, you may want to consider returning to an artistic practice or reconnecting with a former fling. Make creative signs with friends for an upcoming march or protest, start journaling or collaging again to track your experiences or send a text to an old lover you find yourself thinking about. Creativity and connection are both muscles and strengthening yours serves not only yourself but your community.
This week’s mantra: Reclaim the power of self-expression.
Despite all your efforts to have levelheaded conversations, you’ve been in constant conflict with your family or roommates. As Mercury stations retrograde on the 18th, you have a chance to reconsider what you say and how you say it when dealing with conflict at home. The work isn’t comfortable, but it’s necessary. Do not quit. As the sun moves into Cancer on the 20th, you are empowered to really make your home a safe space. Invite a few friends (new and old) over for a social distance backyard picnic and hash it out.
This week’s mantra: Healing starts at home.
Do you feel bombarded with information? Endless work emails to sort, tons of reading material and somehow still plenty of drama on the group text? As Mercury stations retrograde in your communication sector on the 18th, consider reframing your relationship to your phone. How can you limit the time you spend scrolling Instagram, answering emails and getting caught up in gossip? As the sun enters Cancer on the 20th, you’re encouraged to get more locally involved. Clear your schedule so you have time to give.
This week’s mantra: That response can wait.
This week is all about your money and your belongings, dear Gemini. As Mercury stations retrograde on the 18th, a financial matter that you’ve been waiting to deal with can no longer be ignored. What steps can you take to organize your budget? Maybe you gave a ton of money to bail funds and social justice organizations in the past few weeks, but how can you make your efforts even more sustainable? As the sun enters Cancer on the 20th, you find comfort in a growing financial awareness. Know what you have so you know what you can give.
This week’s mantra: You can only give what you have.