This month, we’re moving from brainy Gemini to heart-centered Cancer. Despite their polar opposite communication styles—Gemini is talkative and lighthearted while Cancer wants to bond on a deeper level—both signs crave connection. Luckily this month has plenty of opportunities for you to get close the ones you love!
Early on, you feel totally starry-eyed over your friends, lovers, colleagues, and newest acquaintances. Mercury into Cancer on the 12th will help you open up and have the emotionally intimate conversations you’ve been craving. Under the Gemini new moon on the 13th, you’ll meet or talk to someone who intuitively understands what you’re all about. Venus into Leo that same day is also great for meeting new people, especially if you’re at parties or other celebrations together. The sun into Cancer on the 21st seals the deal, setting the perfect summer mood for road trips with the crew, vacations with family, or a well-deserved staycation.
The end of the month brings an important transitional phase, so keep your heart and mind open as you go. Dreamy Neptune retrograde in its home sign of Pisces on the 18th turns your intuition all the way up, but expect details to be hazy for the next few months. Next, volatile Mars retrograde in Aquarius, the sign of groups, from the 26th reveals that not everyone has your best interest at heart. Fortunately, you can make this period work to your advantage by being self-reliant and keeping your secrets, especially under the ambitious Capricorn full moon on the 28th.
It’s safe to announce a few strategic things under Mercury into Leo on the 29th, but don’t show your entire hand until next month. For now, you win when you put yourself first.
You’re going to love the burst of creativity you get at the beginning of this month when the radiant sun aligns with Mercury on the 5th. You’ll know just what to say to solve a tricky problem or finally get your point across! With Mercury into your income sector on the 12th, your mind will definitely be on your money, so start thinking up new ways to earn, invest, and grow your wealth, especially once the sun moves into the same area of your chart on the 21st! The new moon in your sign on the 13th is a gorgeous time treat yourself to something that makes you feel beautiful.
Mars retrograde in your personal philosophy sector from the 26th means someone might challenge your approach, but don’t let them get you down. The Capricorn full moon in the 28th will make you even stronger in your convictions, and thanks to Mercury into your communication zone on the 29th, you’ll be ready to speak your mind!
Your power product: String lights. They set just the right mood for the important conversations you’re set to have over the next 30 days!
Get your iCal ready because when Mercury enters your sign on the 12th, you’re going to be busy! You’ll be at the top of everyone’s guest list when the bright, shining sun enters your sign on the 21st. Even if you’re a homebody at heart, embrace your social side just for a few weeks. The Gemini new moon in your dreamy 12th house on the 13th will give you plenty of rest and relaxation to fuel you for the rest of this month. Things could get tricky between you and a lover after intense Mars starts its retrograde phase in your sensuality sector on the 26th, but a no-nonsense full moon in Capricorn on the 28th clears the air.
Make sure you say what you need to say before Mercury leaves your sign the next day. You’ll express yourself more clearly with the communication planet on your side!
Your power product: A pitcher. You’ll be at plenty of parties this month, so put it to good use serving refreshing lemonade or relaxing cocktails.
This is going to be a big month for you, Leo! When Mercury teams up with the sun in your friendship sector on the 5th, a conversation with your crew could equal a major breakthrough moment, and the Gemini new moon means that you’ll be able to make that progress last for real this time. Venus into your sign that same day helps you move forward with confidence, even when awkwardness between tough Saturn and the karmic north node in your sign on the 18th tests your patience. Luckily, Venus in line with the lucky north node on the 19th smooths everything over, and the sun into your relaxation zone from the 21st helps you get some much-needed rest.
Intense Mars retrograde in your house of relationships from the 26th means things in your personal life could be a little overwhelming for a while, but a practical Capricorn full moon on the 28th reminds you to put your health first. Fortunately, Mercury into your sign on the 29th helps you logic your way through any drama.
Your power product: A pool float. You’ve packed in a lot things to do over the next 30 days, so be sure to take some time for yourself too!
It’s no secret that you love getting recognized at work, and when the sun and Mercury align in your career zone on the 5th, you get a sweet accolade you’ve been hoping for. Even better, Mercury into your groups sector on the 13th means you’ll be spending this month working and people who inspire you to be your best self, especially once the sun moves into the same area of your chart on the 21st. A Gemini new moon that same day signals an important career move, one with the potential to upgrade your reputation over the next month.
Some people might be your success, especially when Mars retrograde pings your daily grind sector on the 26th. Luckily, the Capricorn new moon in delivers a welcomed distraction that helps you unwind. After Mercury moves into your intuitive 12th house on the 29th, your instincts about your co-workers will be spot on.
Your power product: Coconut. It’s the ideal summer-inspired fragrance as well as a delicious dessert flavor. No matter what you choose, it’s going to be delicious!
If you’ve been feeling stifled, the Gemini new moon on the 13th lands in your ninth house of expansion, reminding you that it’s okay to believe that things will change. Venus into your long-term vision sector that same day and close to the magical north node on the 19th means you’ll have the power to attract the people, things, and experiences you want, so keep holding on to your ideals! By the time the sun enters your career zone on the 21st, you’ll be ready for a month of professional growth that’s inspired by more than just necessity.
Motivation planet Mars retrograde in your playful fifth house from the 26th means you might have to delay gratification for a couple months, but it’ll be worth it. The serious Capricorn full moon in your emotions zone on the 28th strengthens your resolve. After this, you’re in it for the long haul.
Your power product: A hammock. Under the Gemini new moon, lounging in one of these feels like a mini vacation!
Keeping secrets might be your sign’s speciality, but even you need someone to talk to every now and then. Under the Gemini new moon on the 13th, have a cathartic conversation with someone you can trust. You might find that the newfound intimacy opens up a totally new way of thinking for you, especially once the sun enters your idealistic ninth house on the 21st! When Mars retrograde activates your emotion zone on the 26th, you’ll have a lot of feelings to sort through, but it’s the perfect time to reach out to a therapist, mentor, or even a friend you’d like to get closer to.
Regenerative Pluto in sync with healing Chiron in your sister sign of Aries marks the first step toward an overhaul of how you communicate your everyday needs to other people. Under the Capricorn full moon in your communication sector on the 28th, tell the world exactly what you want.
Your power product: An ice cream maker. You’re working through a lot of intensity this month, but ice cream never fails to sweeten things up!
On the 13th, the Gemini new moon in your relationship sector brings you face-to-face with the one thing you’re most afraid of: being vulnerable. Gemini is an open book, and under this moon, it’s safe for you to be too! When the sun moves into your intimacy sector on the 21st, you get a heartwarming reminder that people love you exactly as you are. Rough-around-the-edges Mars will be retrograde phase in your communication sector on the 26th, meaning you might struggle to express your affection, but it’ll get easier over time.
Fortunately, an ambitious Capricorn full moon in your money zone on the 28th closes out the month with a financial accomplishment you’ve fought hard for. Savor your victory because there’s a lot more work to be done next month!
Your power product: A swimsuit. Wear it on a trip with the one you love (or lust after), or for a poolside celebration of your latest achievement.
If your daily routine has gotten stagnant, the Gemini new moon in your health and habits zone on the 13th revives your workflow. Don’t be surprised if you experience a little resistance at first, especially when rigid Saturn in your sign makes a tense angle to the north node in your sensitive eighth house. Fortunately, the sun into your the relationship area of your horoscope on the 21st means you’ll have plenty of loved ones to gas you up along the way. On the 26th, pesky Mars starts its retrograde phase in your value sector, leaving you feeling a bit depleted, but don’t get discouraged!
You bring a resourceful work idea to fruition under the full moon in your sign on the 28th, reminding you just how valuable your contributions are.
Your power product: Kebab skewers. Grilling is more than just a fun start-of-summer activity—it’s also a healthier way to prepare your meals!
Under the Gemini new moon in your pleasure sector on the 13th, let the good times roll! This is the perfect energy for getting your crew together for an unforgettable summer party, so consider this your permission slip from the universe to blow off some steam. Feisty Uranus in a tense angle to party planet Neptune on the 16th means you’ll definitely have to do a bit of cleanup afterward, but it’s totally worth it. When the sun lights up your health and habits sector on the 21st, it’s back to the grind for a month for a delightfully productive 30 days.
Watch your step, because motivation planet Mars retrograde in your sign on the 26th could have you feeling a little unsure of yourself. Trust that you have what it takes to stay on track, especially under the hardworking Capricorn full moon in the last house of your horoscope on the 28th. Once you wrap up these loose ends, you get to start fresh.
Your power product: A cooler. Cracking open a cold one or going on a picnic is the perfect way to keep this month’s frenetic energy at bay.
Under the Gemini new moon in your emotions zone on the 13th, it’s time to do one of the things you do best: talk about your feelings! An awkward angle between feisty Uranus and sensitive Neptune on the 16th means it might be a little weird at first, but you feel so much better once it’s all out in the open. The self-reflection vibe continues with Neptune starting its retrograde phase on the 18th, marking five months of introspection that will help clarify some of the murkiness that’s been floating around in your psyche.
The sun in your playful fifth house from the 21st means fun is your best medicine for the next 30 days, especially as Mars turns retrograde in your 12th house of rest and relaxation on the 26th. Just make sure your head is in the game by the 28th, when a Capricorn full moon in your groups sector puts you in a competition with someone at the office.
Your power product: Scalloped dishes. They’re just more fun—like this month is going to be for you!
There’s a lot to love about the Gemini new moon on the 13th. It lands in your third house of communication, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself surrounded by people that you could talk to for hours. Even better, the sun into your emotions zone on the 21st takes those burgeoning relationships to the next level. Just be careful, because Mars retrograde in your friendship sector on the 26th says someone in your orbit might not be what they seem. Luckily, intense Pluto links up with healer Chiron in your sign that same day to help you clarify their real motives.
By the time the Capricorn full moon illuminates the professional area of your chart on the 28th, you’ll be so distracted by your successes that you’ll have long forgotten about any naysayers.
Your power product: Beach towels. What better place to get to know the new people in your life than by the water?
A Gemini new moon in your resources sector delivers a golden opportunity or luxe new income stream on the 13th, the same day that Venus enters your emotions zone. You’ll be feeling more confident than you have in a long time, so enjoy the good vibes! There’s tension between Uranus in your sign and mysterious Neptune in your long-term vision zone on the 16th, but it dissipates when you use your imagination to navigate through it. When Venus and the lucky north node team up on the 19th, art and beauty help you reach an important emotional milestone.
Even better, the sun into your third house of community on the 21st means you’ll be meeting lots of kindred spirits this month. Mars retrograde in your professional sector from the 26th might bring some conflict at work, but it’s nothing you can’t handle, especially under the confident Capricorn full moon on the 28th.
Your power product: Avocado. Its fast prep time and numerous health benefits will help you stay on your game during this demanding month!
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