* monthly * horoscopes - june 2016
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
June is unlikely to be the easiest month for anyone. But some will notice these trends more than others, while a number will consider them more irksome and harder to handle, than their colleagues and compatriots. You rather enjoy a challenge, plus forewarned is forearmed too, so if you’re ready you can pace yourself and cultivate a sense of humour whenever these problems arise. Around the middle of the month is probably the best time from everybody’s point of view, but there’ll still be issues you encounter that will need to be talked over, when it comes to shared resources or to a clash of values and priorities…
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
The focus shifts away from your sign, with Mercury the last planet to depart on June 13, ending a stay that began during the first week of April. You won’t be sorry to see this trend concluding: life has been too busy and you have often felt overstretched and exhausted. Mercury's lengthy visit has not been all bad though, as you’ve been exposed to a number of new ideas and ways of going about things, that’ll prove invaluable to you as time passes and you eventually appreciate their significance. Just don’t imagine everyone is going to be thrilled by these developments. They may not be so keen on the upheaval, either.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
You will encounter a number of challenges during June that centre around your relationships. For the most part your links with those closer to home are supportive and rewarding, including many intimate or romantic liaisons, together with the atmosphere between you and your parents, wherever this is a feature. But in certain one-on-one scenarios, too much water has flowed under the bridge for any further difficulties to be patched up, or for much common ground to exist. Wherever this becomes obvious you are better to accept the inevitable. While the future seems an uncertain place, try to face it with optimism.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
An increasing emphasis on your sign suggests the high point of your year is approaching. This begins with the arrival of Venus, the planet of love and comfort on June 17 followed by the Sun three days later at the solstice. Mercury makes an entrance by the end of the month and puts your affairs in the spotlight. What this means to you is all good news, especially when viewed in the context of Mars ceasing to impact on your health so severely, from the latter stages of May. You are less accident-prone, more energetic, feel fitter, healthier and less stressed, despite life remaining just as busy, compared to how it was beforehand.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
The heady days of a year or so ago, seem to have been consigned to the past. Having been through such an exceptional period when it was hard to put a foot wrong, the contrast with the prevailing atmosphere could not be more acute. Instead of shining as an individual, you are now tasked with becoming a team player, even taking a back seat on occasion, to let others have their moment in the Sun. Remind yourself, that the motion of the planets is a cyclical affair and that for everything there is a season. Nurturing others takes equivalent quantities of a different skill, as being spectacularly awesome the remainder of the time.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
During June you’ll see a few complications when it comes to getting the most out of Jupiter’s heady influence. Primarily these revolve around where you stand with other people, on a personal level in the first instance but professionally and socially as well. With any new or even existing acquaintances, you should be careful what you take on trust or on the basis of your idea of it constituting an unspoken agreement, when really it is nothing of the sort. Sometimes, you can only see in retrospect, the full ramifications of this influence. Where you can put agreements in writing and don’t take anything, as given.
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
There are different opinions about what constitutes a blue moon. One widely acknowledged involves two consecutive full moons in the same constellation, when one sign followed by the next is usual. This month, a full moon in the final degree of Sagittarius shines brightly on the same day as the June solstice, for most folk around the world. It follows on from the full moon in the same region during May and marks a point of culmination, reflection and informed appraisal where a number of concepts have taken root. The next blue moon will be in your constellation during 2019. For now, enjoy the view and a fresh sense of perspective…
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Mars comes back to your sign, after departing relatively recently. It’ll remain until early August and stays retrograde to the end of June. Mars suggests energy, action and activity and as the old ruler of your sign prior to the discovery of Pluto, you should anticipate these positive effects to prevail for the majority of the time. However, anger and resentment, along with a shorter fuse than usual are also characteristic of this planet’s influence, if you don’t keep busy and on the go. Still, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem with the only complication being, many of your efforts apparently go unnoticed and unappreciated at first…
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
Mars ducks back beneath the horizon, considering the sky from your point of view. Many of your efforts seem to have been frustrated, or at least placed on hold until another day. Despite your customary optimism and bonhomie, you feel your joviality is wearing thin, in the face of so much frustration and disappointment. Your natural tendency is to shoulder these issues: to feel this is your problem you ought to deal with by yourself, it’ll all pass in a little while if you don’t burden others with gloom. However, this is the opposite of what the stars recommend. A problem shared is often halved, rather than always doubled.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
The first six days of this month are best for important tasks. This applies across the board, but particularly where buying, selling, contracts and negotiations, or important communications are concerned. During the first week of June you are best acting on your own initiative, but once the middle of the month arrives you should look to others for help. You are slow getting to know people and even more reticent about who you trust, so obviously this cannot simply be anybody, whether at close quarters or in business terms. But occasionally the opposition to your intentions is so great, it is impossible to handle without outside support.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
A chronic lack of resources limits your freedom of movement. Sometimes too many possessions can cramp your style, as others scoff at your spiritual stance and wish you’d chuck them some spare change. But this would make you an enviable part of the almost invisible minority, as most scrabble around for shelter and to put food on the table. For others, with an overdeveloped sense of responsibility towards the collective, money can seem a bad word. This is enormously admirable from a karmic point of view, until you’re left with no choice or options at all, at the beck and call of those who are more selfish and grasping.
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
June is a month for introspection, thoughtfulness and humility. You are a past master at all these things, but as Neptune and Chiron turn retrograde, while the former is subject to an exact right angle from its arch-nemesis Saturn, it is more imperative than ever to take a step back and to consider what really counts. It can be challenging in the face of many pressures to believe otherwise, that there is more to life than professional success, who is on your arm tonight, the house you live in or the car you drive. At the end of the day it is all a compromise between the demands of a harsh reality and what you’d really want…
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