For the week of June 7th thru the 14th, be sure to read your Rising Sign as well:
If you are feeling exhausted, doubtful, or feeling blocked and prevented from doing what you need to do; do not despair. You have a calling, and your destiny cannot be ignored. Because of this, you will be able to surmount even the most heinous of difficulties over the next few weeks. There are two ways around these difficulties: 1) you can wait until the obstacles fall away, and in the mean time develop strategies for how you will proceed once they are gone; or 2) you can enlist the help of others who share the same goals and hopes for the future that you do. You may notice that you don’t necessarily have the energy that you usually have. So this requires a little bit of patience on your part. Sometimes being willing to approach things with grace, like a dancer, being willing to side-step when needed, could be helpful in such weather. Trying to force things will only make them more difficult in the end.
Venus moves from her own domain this weekend, into the hubbub of the very social sign of Gemini. This is where Taurus steps out from the shadow in search of confirmation for what she does, and does well. And that confirmation needs to come from other people: through your interactions and transactions with others. When Venus is in Gemini, we all want to share with others. All the more so for Taurus, who now finds themselves fascinated, curious and engaged. And through fortuitous meetings, pleasurable exchanges and advice over coffee, there can also be a healing of sorts, of both hearts and minds. There is also a reminder here that greater wholeness can be achieved when we accept and appreciate the differences in each other, and what these have to contribute to the bigger picture.
This 1st quarter Moon on Monday opens up all sorts of conundrums, that will leave many feeling as if they are being drawn in all sorts of directions at once. Because this week is plagued by uncertainty and ambiguity, it’s probably best not to make any major plans or decisions just yet. Try to wait until you have some definite idea of what to expect going forward. Things are just either vague or deceptive, preventing you from having all the information you need. One helpful transit may allow you to see your way through all this quagmire and confusion, and that’s a simple sextile between Mercury and Uranus that offers an opportunity to figure things out this weekend: mainly by willing to look at things from another perspective. Therefore dare to be open to new and innovative ideas. Do things differently, or see if there are productive alternatives. You may be pleasantly surprised.
As we approach the 1st quarter Moon on Monday, it is helpful to remain firmly planted in reality, and not allow things to get out of control. This is very murky weather to navigate in, so it will be all you can do to discriminate between what you want to be true, and what actually is. Part of that is being willing to discriminate between those things that cannot be controlled, and those things where you really can make a difference. Those things that matter most to Cancer is on the upswing this year. So if there is anything that you feel fiercely and strongly about, now is the time to promote it. The warrior planet, Mars, remains in your sign until July 1st, giving you the courage of your convictions, as well as your voice. It is time for Cancer to have their say, even in what appear to be very competitive and obstructive circumstances. When you know what you are passionate about, and what your goals are, that will be your motivation going forward.
Is there any part of your life where you feel like you have been living in denial? Or perhaps being taken for granted, or led astray? Where do you feel like maybe you have gone off track, and need to get back on track pretty soon? These are just some of the feelings that can arise in the sort of weather we are having. However, things can get really fuzzy and confusing as a result. Do pay attention to those feelings, but avoid acting on them until you have all the facts. Especially if you are needing to make important decisions. There’s just too much ambiguity this week to see things clearly. Pull back if you can. Especially if you feel like you are being drawn in several directions at once. Quiet and introspection are needed in order to connect with your own core needs and values. And if indeed you are plagued by uncertainty, wait this period out before making important decisions.
Other people may be something of an enigma this week, and difficult to read. It certainly does not help if you don’t know if you are coming or going. It could even feel as if you have been deceived through a turn of events. Just realize that nothing has actually changed. It may be that you were only seeing what you wanted to see in order to avoid the alternative. That being said, Virgo has a wonderful capacity to see solutions where others do not. Especially this weekend. And any problems that do arise, will be seen as challenges with possible outcomes. There may even be some unexpected good news, or a change in plans that proves to be fortuitous. It may not appear to be so at first, but a willingness to see things from another perspective could open all sorts of possibilities for the future.
As your ruling planet, Venus, moves into Gemini this weekend, it also aims to broaden your viewpoint and your perspective on so many levels. The way this is most likely to be accomplished may seem very mundane: a conversation in the grocer’s; a few lines out of the book you are reading; a casual moment with friends; or listening to a lecture that shifts your viewpoint just enough. That’s the gift that is brought to Libra each year, when Venus enters the sign of Gemini. There is a reminder here as well, especially with the Venus/Chiron sextile this week, that not only insights can be had, but that greater wholeness and awareness can be achieved when you come to appreciate all the differences in people: their myriad backgrounds, beliefs, and experiences; and what these have to teach you. Many a Libra is tied up with personal circumstances, but if you have the chance to travel, when Venus is in Gemini (June 8th ~ July 3rd) is a lovely time to do so.
When Mars is in Cancer, as it is now, we don’t normally think of fierce warriors, but we do think of people with emotional and determined convictions and beliefs; who are willing to defend those beliefs come what may. All the more so for Scorpio over the next few weeks. The actions that you take over the next few weeks are gradually drawing you to fulfill your life’s objectives. It’s as if destiny calls. And although the challenges that you are facing may seem daunting and even overwhelming at times, there is nothing to be done but to follow through. This sense of destiny could be quite motivating. Let it be your guide right now, especially in the face of any conflict or dissension. One key for this week: you are most likely to be successful this week, when you place the needs of others, or focus on the greater good, as your goal. In this way you are able to surmount even the most difficult of circumstances and challenges.
If you are not willing to slow down and take things one day at a time; this week could devolve into sheer chaos; as you are pulled in one direction then the next. It is helpful to slow down (if that is at all possible); and good to say no when you need to. Avoid being overly ambitious, or you may regret it later. Over-doing is a big danger, this week. Any tendencies towards over-doing, or over-optimism is best tempered with reason and sobriety. If in doubt, once again, just say No. Which may be difficult to do. Especially with all the social events that will be at your disposal, especially now that Venus is moving into Gemini this weekend. You are bound to be quite popular indeed.
If you are feeling motivated by others, see where that may take you. It may be that you are needing to get out of a rut, and they may just have the solution you need in order to do so. But on the other hand, if people are appearing too pushy, you may want to re-explore your relationship with them. Many a Capricorn is re-examining their lives these days, as it becomes apparent that certain changes need to be made. But you are the only one who can make those changes, and know which are the best changes for you. You have to do this, in your own way, in your own time and at your own pace. Otherwise it simply will not work. Knowing when you need to say No, is half the battle.
It may seem contradictory, but in order to fulfill your life’s objectives, you may have to go against the grain. People may challenge your choices. But as you focus on all the details that need taking care of this month, the reality of the situation will begin to unfold. This is a month for Aquarius to organize, get all of your things in order, and get things done. The more you accomplish this month, the easier it will be to handle any challenges later on in the Summer. You may also find that it is easier for you to work on your own. You know what your priorities are right now. This is also a good month to focus on any lingering health issues. Or at least making yourself knowledgeable about these. Doing all this clearing will be really useful going forward. If there is something that you want to know more about, seek alternatives over the weekend. You just might get some surprising answers that you hadn’t expected.
The 1st quarter Moon on Monday brings all sorts of distractions and confusion in its wake. There is a part of you that sees a larger picture unrolling before you. But it is also evident that it is still premature to advance your goals right now. This could especially be due to the fact that you don’t necessarily have all the information or resources you need to proceed. It could also be that you are just uncertain about the way to proceed, or whether or not you want to proceed at all. This period of time is best used in quiet introspection, as you explore your true feelings going forward. One thing you may want to ask yourself is: What actions or decisions would serve the greater good; or be of most benefit for everyone concerned? Realize that any efforts made this week with the interests of others in mind are most likely to meet with success.