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Your Horoscope by Susan Miller
As you enter June, you may be feeling happy about professional opportunities that sprung up around the new moon in Gemini last month on May 22. You are currently holding aces, and you should keep pushing forward toward your career goals. Along with that new moon you had the Sun, Venus, and your ruler Mercury all in your tenth house of honors, awards, and achievement. That’s quite an impressive lineup of planetary clout if you’re looking for a new job or working toward a promotion in your present company. I know—global unemployment is at an all-time high, but few have your cosmic support.
Top jobs take time to land, so be patient. It’s clear you will have competition for any job you aim for, and I say that judging by the position of Mars in your opposite sign of Pisces. However, most of the other applicants won’t have your stellar aspects, so stay confident. If you work in a creative field or with creatives, as a TV producer or agent, for example, you will come up with brilliant ideas after this month’s second eclipse, June 21 in Cancer.
I should have mentioned that we will have two eclipses this month and one next month. It’s slightly less common to see three eclipses in a row, each two weeks apart, but it happens when one family of eclipses—in this case, the ones in Cancer and Capricorn—are ending, and a new family of eclipses, Gemini and Sagittarius, is starting up. A family or series of eclipses typically lasts two years, coming in various degrees every six months.
This month we have an eclipse on June 5 in Sagittarius at 16 degrees that will create changes either in regard to your physical home (or other property you own or rent) and the people you live with, or it may bring a change in your family. Keep an eye on your parents—this eclipse will be in fierce conflict with Mars and Neptune in your seventh house of partnership.
The seventh house is where we make solemn promises to an individual in love or business that we seal with a legal contract. In business, an example could be the decision to take on an agent, publicist, business partner, or other collaborator. The success or failure of that collaboration depends on both parties bringing their special (and different) talents to the table to help you get ahead. You and the other person have to be committed to a common goal. The same is also true in a marriage, of course.
When this eclipse appears, you may find out that your partner in marriage, an established relationship, or a business alliance has not been completely transparent with you, and you will now find out all the information that you didn’t know previously, and it seems that the news you receive will not make you happy. In fact, with Mars involved, you could feel outraged. The pattern of this eclipse is a T-square, with two 90-degree sharp angles at play—one from the full moon eclipse in Sagittarius, the other from the Sun and Venus traveling together in Gemini, which also rained on Mars and Neptune.
Pressure on Neptune from an eclipse usually works like a giant lever to push information to the surface fast, like a geyser shooting out of the earth. As I mentioned, Mars is also involved, because he is traveling close to Neptune, which could trigger an angry outburst in you or your partner. Alternatively, you may find out that your family doesn’t like your partner or your partner doesn’t like your family. Oh, my goodness! This is tough.
The June 21 eclipse may bring you a new friendship or membership to a new group. In the latter case, you might be moved to help a charity or humanitarian effort you hear about and will join just after June 21.
It could also be that your partner doesn’t want you to help your mother or father (or another relative) so much. Now, telling a Virgo not to help those in need is never a wise idea. Your partner won’t win on that subject. As a Virgo, you are programmed to help others with kindness and compassion under all circumstances. You will sacrifice anything to help relieve the suffering of anyone who needs you. The suffering might be emotional, financial, or physical—whatever it is, as a Virgo, you are there to bring comfort.
I see the possibility of conflict between your family and your partner, but I’m not sure what’s triggering it. This is an emotional full moon eclipse, and it will bring some sort of ending. Whatever comes up seems to have been going on for months or more, and it seems that this full moon will bring the matter to a head, adding the last straw that finally breaks the camel’s back.
If you are in the process of a divorce, there seems to be no argument at all about child custody or care. Your children will be protected from what’s going on by Jupiter and Pluto at the full moon eclipse, June 5. Jupiter and Pluto will be friendly to Neptune in your marriage house. If you have been working on getting a divorce, the June 5 eclipse (plus or minus five days) will bring a decision about where you will live and where your partner will live—one of you appears to be moving. Alternatively, it may be that you have your heart set on a certain house or condo, and someone suddenly swoops in and bids on the same piece of real estate. But something seems strange. Could it be that person has paid off the broker, landlord, or owner? You will eventually find out.
If you have a roommate, I hope you have a contract with that person. The last thing you need is them moving out in the middle of the night, leaving you to pay the rent by yourself. Go to a lawyer and have a simple contract drawn up. It may be too late now, but as my Little Mom (who taught me astrology) used to say, “Man learns through pain.” It’s true—one bad experience certainly makes us smarter, instantly. To make matters more complicated, your clients and your boss won’t want to hear that you have things going on in your personal life, which could add to the general tension of the June 5 eclipse.
The saving grace is that at the time of the eclipse in Sagittarius, we have two planets in Pisces, two planets in Gemini, and one in Sagittarius (it’s a lunar eclipse, so the planet in Sagittarius is actually weighted as being worth more than one point). If we just add things up normally, that makes five mutable planets, and there are 10 heavenly bodies in our solar system (eight planets plus the Sun and moon). We also have three in active cardinal signs and two in a fixed sign. Cardinal signs like to keep moving forward, so that’s good. Fixed signs like things as-is. As a Virgo, you are a mutable sign. The four mutable signs are: Virgo, Pisces, Gemini, and Sagittarius. Mutable signs are flexible, adaptable, resourceful, and highly communicative. This means whatever comes up can be changed with discussion.
If we were dealing with mostly fixed signs (and planets at sharp 90-degree angles from each other) in T-square instead of a mutable T-square, you would need a jackhammer to break the code on the problem and create progress. A mutable eclipse, however, is plastic and malleable, and you will be participating in plenty of discussions. Mutable signs are good at generating a wide variety of solutions to any situation, and they are not stubborn. If your birthday falls on September 8, plus or minus five days, you will feel this lunar full moon eclipse directly on or near June 5.
Now, we need to talk about Mercury, your ruler, which is about to go retrograde from June 17 to July 12. That will slow down anything you’re involved in. I know, it always feels like Mercury is out of phase. In case you’re curious, Mercury retrograde happens three times a year, every 12 weeks, and stays retrograde for three-and-a-half weeks. It might help to know what triggers a Mercury retrograde. The minute Mercury orbits 27.5 degrees away from the Sun, the Sun pulls Mercury back to be at his side. According to Greek mythology, the deal was that Mercury would act as Zeus’ agent and was allowed to live on Mt. Olympus with his sisters and brothers. Mercury was clearly smart, so Zeus wanted him to speak and negotiate on his behalf. Once Mercury started to orbit too far away, Zeus said: Wait! Where are you going? Get back here! And Zeus pulled little Mercury back.
When Mercury goes retrograde from June 17 to July 12, you shouldn’t sign papers or buy a computer, smart phone, or any other electronic goods. If you need one, you should purchase it immediately at the start of the month and aim to stay as far away from June 17 as possible. You will always feel the oncoming slowdown of Mercury two weeks before its onset.
Aside from Mercury about to retrograde, Venus is already retrograde. Venus retired to her boudoir for her beauty sleep on May 12 and will emerge direct on June 24. It’s best not to start a new romantic relationship during a Venus retrograde or marry under this trend. Venus rules affection, and if you start a relationship now, emotions may cool off quickly, and in time, you might feel more like siblings living together rather than lovers.
Venus retrograde is also not the time to take risks with your appearance. Don’t try to give yourself highlights, cut your own hair, or change the look of your beard. Keep to the status quo with tried-and-true grooming methods, like using touch-up on your roots. Here in New York, we are all sheltering in place and are on strict lockdown, but other cities are gradually starting to open up. You may be able to get an appointment with your barber or hairdresser before long.
Venus rules things that are feminine and luxurious—precious jewels, makeup, lingerie, flowers, fine chocolate, champagne, and fine wine and liquor. All these items embellish life, so if you work with any of these products, you should refrain from any new product launches during Venus retrograde. Many students of astrology don’t know that Venus rules profit, too—if you launch this month, your profit projections may be off, and quite disappointing.
We always feel the retrogrades of Venus, Mercury, and Mars more than the outer planets. However, Neptune is about to retrograde from June 22 to November 28, Saturn went retrograde on May 10 and will go direct September 28, Jupiter went retrograde on May 14 and will go direct September 12, and Pluto went retrograde April 25 and will go direct on October 4. With six out of the eight planets retrograde, the message is clear: Go back to the past to polish up projects. If you were rushed when you first worked on something, maybe you can find a way to make it better now. If you’re looking for a new job or hoping to develop a business, go back to executives you know and have worked with in the past. Go to people who have always supported you. They will be glad you reached out to reconnect and you may find new projects to work on together.
Now, let’s turn to the second eclipse of the month, on June 21 in Cancer, a new moon solar eclipse at a powerful zero degrees of a cardinal sign. Solar eclipses generally open you up to new experiences. They are not about endings like lunar eclipses (full moons) but rather all new things. In your case, this June 21 eclipse may bring you a new friendship or membership to a new group. In the latter case, you might be moved to help a charity or humanitarian effort you hear about and will join just after June 21.
In addition to making a new friend, you might also reconnect with a friend from the past, as Mercury will be retrograde in your eleventh house of friendship. Seeing someone again (even on Zoom) after a lot of time has passed could be fun. If you connect on a strong level, it may feel like a fated bond. You might still have important work to do together, such as helping others. I say that because nothing ordinary happens at eclipse time. Eclipses are powerful and often mark important moments in our lives.
Sometimes, in order to make a new friend, you have to give up a friend. For example, one of your close friends might move away and become “eclipsed out” of your life. Full moon lunar eclipses are more emotional than solar new moon eclipses, as full moons bring endings. The June 21 eclipse is a new moon, and it appears quite positive.
If you find out that a friend has not been the friend to you that you had assumed—perhaps they spoke poorly of you or behaved in a way that upset you—you might cut ties after this falling out. That being said, I do feel this eclipse is positive and not so likely for such a falling out to happen. If you do leave a friendship, it will be because you received undeniable evidence that he or she should not be part of your circle anymore. The house of friendship is also the house of hopes and wishes, so something you’ve dearly wanted to happen—be it spiritual, emotional, or material—may come to you now. This is exciting!
If your birthday falls on August 20, plus four days, this solar eclipse will send you golden beams, and you may have an opportunity to join a group or become close to a new friend. See how this goes. Next month we have one more eclipse, a full moon lunar eclipse in Capricorn on July 4-5 in your fifth house of romance and children. I will give you the entire download in July, but it’s clear that the months of June and July could become important turning points in your life that usher in fresh experiences and opportunities to help you set your compass in a new direction. Change is good, and you more than most understand how true that is for you.
A full moon lunar eclipse on June 5 will begin to change your home or family dynamics, either immediately, within days of June 5, or later this year. As a result of last month’s May 22 new moon, you may have recently taken on new responsibilities in your career or likely will do so soon, and when this month’s June 5 eclipse occurs, you may wonder whether you should give most of your attention to your career or those at home. Home will win out, so direct your best energies there. It may be that your actual residence will need attention or that a member of your family needs your assistance.
You may feel temporarily overwhelmed and wonder how you will please everyone who needs you. Be confident that things will work out because at eclipse time, your ruler Mercury will be in superb angle to Uranus, the planet of brilliant ideas. Just when you feel you can’t possibly cope with what others are asking of you, the right answers will occur, and a flash of inspiration will save the day. A person based at a distance can be very helpful to you now.
Your partner—spouse, live-in sweetheart, or business partner or collaborator—will be vocal about their opinions, but unfortunately, their words won’t be helpful. In fact, he or she could easily make matters worse, so don’t petition for their advice, even if they insist you take it. Make it clear that you don’t want anyone to make decisions for you, but rather just listen to you outline the problem. Many times, just by speaking to someone, you can see the facets of your dilemma more clearly. Be aware that your partner might not get what you are saying and will still want to take control.
The new moon eclipse in Cancer on June 21 will focus on your friends or a club you belong to. The pandemic has interfered with everyone’s lives, and your stars show that at month’s end you might long for a “normal” life. The isolation of being at home without interruption may be making you restless. If authorities say it’s okay to go out by eclipse time on June 21, it might be best to ease into your social life gently. Take a walk with one friend, wearing your mask and gloves and maintaining a six-foot social distance, rather than throw caution to the wind and gather your friends together in a group. The part of your chart that is highlighted also rules humanitarian projects, so you and a friend might think of a way to help families who have suffered, and you can do so right from your desk at home.
Alternatively, the June 21 eclipse could mark a friend’s departure. They might announce a move to a distant region where seeing each other will require more effort. They won’t be part of your everyday life as they have been for so long, and you may feel wistful and sentimental that time has marched on and now your lifestyles will be different. Your long-term friendship is entering a new phase, and that will necessarily cause you both to grow apart. There is no destiny here—if you and your friend have always been close and want to remain close, you can through video conference and email.
Another way this June 21 eclipse could play out is that a friend may not have been supportive of you, or they might have even betrayed you. In that case, a falling-out may occur. Eclipses shed a bright light on relationships, so you might view the friendship differently and with greater clarity after the eclipse. One thing seems certain: The nature of one of your friendships will change. New people will also start to enter your life, so remain open and be excited about the prospect of new associations.
The end of the month brings the meeting of Jupiter and Pluto in your house of truelove. This is a major aspect that arrives every 13 years. These two planets are currently retrograde, so you might be tempted to see a former lover who got away. Go ahead and speak because love is hard to find, and if you keep thinking about this person, it may mean that love is still burning in the embers. You will have to find out if your proposed sweetheart still feels that way, too. Speak to them on June 29-30. If your birthday falls on September 15, plus or minus five days, you are standing under shooting stars. Make that first move.