MONTH OF June
When you’re not sure which direction to take, sometimes it’s better to pause and do nothing until a clear signal arrives. In June, conserving your energy may be the best move since pieces of the puzzle will gradually fall into place. Luckily, wise Capricorns have a lifetime of experience playing this waiting game.
This month, both expansive Jupiter and transformational Pluto are in powered-down retrograde in YOUR sign—and will be until September/October, bringing an introspective air to your summer. And at the very end of June, they’ll make their second of three rare connections in Capricorn, which will bring a major moment of self-awareness. Your ruling planet, Saturn, is ALSO retrograde until September, along with harmonizer Venus until June 25. That alone is a good reason to take your time instead of rushing or cutting corners.
You’ll want to lean into your natural tenacity as June brings two scene-changing eclipses , which will shake up business as usual. Two more planets (Mercury and Neptune) turn retrograde in the second half of the month, causing you to rethink something that seemed like a sure bet. Luckily, your analytical powers are sharp this month, thanks to the Sun moving through Gemini and your orderly sixth house until June 20. This will help you pivot if needed and process any sudden changes.
Those could arrive as soon as June 5, when a Sagittarius lunar (full moon) eclipse lands in your twelfth house of closure, healing and transitions. Has a chapter of your life come to an end—or a sudden turning point? This is like a triple shot of mojo pushing you through that door, ready or not. There’s no more holding on to something that’s passed its prime, Capricorn. Eclipses sweep in with zero advance notice, and we must do their bidding. Surprise! This supercharged full moon in your imaginative twelfth house could put one of your creative or spiritual talents into the spotlight.
This is also the inaugural eclipse in a series that will ripple across the Gemini/Sagittarius axis between now and December 2021, activating your health and healing houses. Over the next 18 months, you could transform your well-being, work and processes. The players on Team Capricorn could be reshuffled, and you could make big shifts in the way you eat, exercise and manage time. You may learn new skills, possibly technical ones—the realm of the analytical Gemini-ruled sixth house—while also diving into a spiritual practice or honing your intuitive abilities (sparked by Sagittarius eclipses in your mystical twelfth).
The second half of the month puts the focus on your closest relationships. On June 20, as the summer solstice arrives, the Sun moves into Cancer and your partnership sector for month. And this is no ordinary Cancer season! The month’s second eclipse arrives in Cancer the next day (more on that in a moment) AND Mercury—the planet of communication, technology and travel—will be retrograde in Cancer from June 18 to July 12. Translation: All your closest connections will be up for major review.
With Mercury, the ruler of information and agreements, gone rogue, you’ll want to think twice before inking any deals. Get crystal-clear on what you’re signing up for. If a business or personal relationship doesn’t feel totally mutual, now’s your time to hash it out. Better to prolong negotiations than to miss a key detail. An important person from your past, maybe even an ex, could resurface now, too.
On June 21, the Cancer solar (new moon) eclipse sends fresh-start energy rippling through your zone of companions and commitments. Is it time to take a relationship to the next level, or to embark on an entirely new dynamic-duo adventure? Ready or not, that could be coming your way.
This is also the first in a rare double-header of Cancer new moons that 2020 is serving up. Normally there’s only one new moon per zodiac sign each year, but a second one will arrive on July 20, amplifying any developments that the eclipse ignites. Events sparked near the solstice could see another wave of action a month later. If you’re not QUITE sure whether to sign on the dotted line, you could make a firm decision one way or another then. You may need to wait a month for everything to fully play out, Capricorn.
In all fairness, this isn’t exactly breaking news. The June 21 event is the grand finale of an eclipse series that’s been touching down on the Cancer/Capricorn axis since July 2018, radically resetting the balance between “me” and “we.” Your closest relationships have undergone an extreme makeover, along with your personal identity.
And they’ll continue to do so because from June 23 to November 28, nebulous Neptune will make its annual five-month retrograde, backing through Pisces and your third house of communication and kindred spirits. Even platonic bonds and casual associations are up for questioning now. Quarantines are easing in many places, but you may OPT to remain “socially distant” from certain people over the summer and fall. Neptune’s reverse commute here could find you examining your mindset and the way you express yourself. Be careful not to promise more than you can realistically deliver or to lead people on with vague speech. Better to be precise about what you do and don’t know than to leave yourself with a messy cleanup later. When in doubt, talk it out.
Home could become a heat zone on June 27, when energizer Mars blazes into Aries and your domestic zone for an extended visit, staying until January 6. This activation could ignite a home-based business idea, and for Caps of the childbearing set, a possible new addition to la familia. Mars’ restless and stressful influence can give you a wicked case of cabin fever. Tensions may rise with relatives and roommates, so you’ll need to be aware of how much space, alone-time and privacy everyone needs. And during this cycle, Capricorn, you could need a lot of it!
Your independence becomes a central matter on June 30, when supersizer Jupiter and alchemical Pluto make their second of 2020’s three rare meetups—in YOUR sign. Jupiter and Pluto only unite every 13 years, and they haven’t come together in Capricorn since the 1700s! Their first meetup was on April 4 of this year, so look back to that date. Did you have a strong need for autonomy or get a spark of inspiration around a solo venture?
Pandemic conditions may have prevented you from acting on those inclinations, but at this June 30 conjunction, the window of opportunity could reopen. This time around, both planets are retrograde, which can slow down the action but also bring back projects from the past. Blow the dust off any back-burnered April endeavors and revisit them. Make any course corrections that will set you up for success this go-round. By the time the final Jupiter-Pluto alignment arrives on November 12, you’ll be ready to spread your wings and soar!
LOVE & ROMANCE:
Don’t let the illusory notion of “perfectionism” tamper with your happiness! As love planet Venus travels retrograde through Gemini and your fastidious sixth house, your picky side could rear its head in matters of the heart. Venus is parked in Gemini for a long visit (April 3 to August 7), but she’s retrograde from May 13 to June 25, a challenging time for relationships. For a large part of this month, you could feel irritable and critical (toward others AND yourself). Not exactly prime conditions for romance! Capricorn, what’s REALLY bothering you? Maybe you’re not asking for help, or you’ve sacrificed a little too much and you’re feeling resentful.
The sixth house rules wellness, so use this time to ramp up self-care. Reboot your yoga and meditation practices. Nourish your body with healthy food. And let yourself have some personal space! Chances are, you’ve been around too many of the same people or you’re feeling the unsexy toll of “Zoom fatigue.” (It’s true: Familiarity really DOES breed contempt.) A little solo time could bring your mojo roaring back.
Luckily, Venus only shifts into reverse for about six weeks every 18 months, but when she does, you’ll feel it! This can disrupt the easy flow and harmony of relationships, the last thing anyone needs at a time when close connections are already being tested. Venus retrograde has a reputation for bringing exes back into the picture, dredging up old issues you thought you’d resolved… and it can lead some couples to a critical tipping point. With Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto already retrograde—and Mercury and Neptune set to follow suit this month—June could definitely bring a moment of truth to your love life.
Single and/or living on your own? By now, you might be seething with pent-up sexual and emotional energy and sorely in need of an outlet. While you can always get creative on your own, if you’re craving another human, you’re going to have to find safe ways to spice things up…and be smart when you do meet IRL.
For Sea Goats in an “isolationship”—i.e., technically dating but you haven’t been together in a while—this separation may have a silver lining. Venus retrograde can give you a fresh perspective on things you didn’t see before. It’s also an opportunity (granted, bittersweet) to
do some healing work on core wounds, trust issues and self-limiting behavior.
Meanwhile, the other love planet, feisty Mars, has been heating things up in Pisces and your communication center since May 12 and will continue to do so until June 27. Conversations may have been more direct—and emotionally on-target—and you may be learning to express yourself with more transparency and less judgment. On the other hand, Mars’ combative tendencies could cause couples to argue more. Make it your business to keep things as light and friendly as possible and stay mindful to not “dump” on each other!
On June 27, the red planet will relocate to his home sign of Aries and your domestic quarters for an extended tour. Mars will take up residence here until January 6, 2021, thanks to a retrograde from September 9 to November 13. But that’s okay: With so much uncertainty about how the future will unfold, at least your home will be a bustling hub of activity. That said, Mars drives up passion and tension in equal measure, so it’s going to be up to you to regulate that, especially when cabin fever strikes. If you’ve got someone you WANT to be stuck at home with, this is the lucky break you’ve been waiting for!
June 2: Venus-Mars square
It’s hard to feel the love today as antagonistic Mars throws shade at Venus in your critical sixth house. And it doesn’t help that others aren’t playing nice. Before you clap back, poke around and figure out what’s really upsetting you. Is this really about how someone else is acting, or might your negativity be coming from a deeper well of anger? Get to the root of what’s bothering you before you bring it up for discussion.
MONEY & CAREER:
You’ve got lots on your plate as June begins, but don’t let that distract you from your greater mission! This month’s cosmic lineup reminds you that you’re only human, Capricorn. Rather than say “yes” to every offer, prioritize and pace yourself. A June 5 lunar eclipse in Sagittarius and your twelfth house of closure could sweep away anything not aligned with your highest calling. Let it go!
Meantime, your ruler, structured Saturn, is retrograde (backward) in your money house all month. Take a time-out to reorganize your plans and finances. You’ll be glad you did when bountiful Jupiter and transformational Pluto make a rare meetup in YOUR sign on June 30, which could rocket you onto a new path. The biggest goal this June: Clear space for something new!
Who are the MVPs on Team Capricorn? You may reassess that lineup from June 18 to July 12, when communication planet Mercury turns retrograde in Cancer and your partnership zone. Be careful what you reveal to people and don’t rush to sign on any dotted lines. A home-based business could heat up from June 27 to January 6, as motivator Mars spends the rest of 2020 in your domestic fourth house. Living with relatives or roommates? Make sure you have a clear division of space (and labor) to keep the peace under your roof.
June 13: Mars-Neptune meetup
You don’t have to sugarcoat your direct requests today, but try to deliver them with a softer touch. As bulldozer Mars meets compassionate Neptune, you’ll catch more flies with locally-harvested honey. Under this mashup, you could attract a kindred spirit who is both creative and reliable. Don’t let this unicorn slip away! Test your compatibility with a small project and see what emerges.
Love Days: 17, 21
Money Days: 28, 9
Luck Days: 26, 7
Off Days: 19, 24, 5
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