We know there's so much going on in the world. Many of you may be feeling worried, frightened, or isolated right now. And though the stars don't have answers to the multitude of questions running through all our minds right now, there's nothing wrong with finding solace and comfort in astrology, beauty, or any of your interests, for that matter. To learn more about how we're approaching COVID-19 on Allure, see this letter from our editors or check out this month's full list of horoscopes for a note from our astrologer on how she's using her craft to cope.
Welcome to June, Cancer. You're nostalgic by nature, but when Venus went retrograde last month, this trait went into overdrive as your phone was flooded with texts from exes. While some of your exes are worth having a catch-up session with, it's also important to stay in the moment and focus on current relationships rather than those you've left in the past.
Friday, June 5 brings a lunar eclipse and a full moon in adventurous Sagittarius. You're ruled by the moon and are feeling the strain of social-distancing (which is especially hard for Sags), so this day may be tough for you. Snuggle up with a companion if you're staying at home with someone, or fly solo and go heavy on the self-care. Take a bath or curl up with a good book.
We're in difficult times, and you, caring Cancer, are working extra hard to take care of those around you but it's understandable to reminisce about the past. When Mercury goes retrograde in your sign from Wednesday, June 17 to Sunday, July 12 you find yourself thinking of happier times. It's OK if you want to be penpals with any of those exes that reached out earlier in the month, as long as you've come to a healthy point in your relationship with them.
Cook some food. Drink some wine or your favorite non-alcoholic beverage. Tell your friends that you appreciate them.
If you're staying at home with friends or family, throw a small dinner party on Saturday, June 20. If your loved ones are somewhere else, set up the virtual hang. This is the day your season begins, Cancer, and it's also the Summer Solstice. There's even a new moon in your sign, which means it's time to be hopeful about potential new beginnings. Cook some food. Drink some wine or your favorite non-alcoholic beverage. Tell your friends that you appreciate them.
There's a solar eclipse on Sunday, June 21, which brings up matters of freedom and responsibility. Since we're all looking for answers about what's next, this is timely, and eclipses are tough. If you're feeling stressed and unsure about what to do, the best thing you can do for the time being is nothing — or, next to nothing. Indulge in a little rest and relaxation. You can make big plans the cosmos are acting a little bit nicer.
Hazy Neptune goes retrograde in dreamy Pisces on Monday, June 22, where it will stay through Saturday, November 28. During this time, information may appear foggy and confusing, especially career-related news. It's normal to feel frustrated; in fact, we all feel frustrated about the economy right now. Try to take it one day at a time, and work meditation and mindfulness into your self-care routine.
When Venus retrograde finally ends on Thursday, June 25, the stagnation you've been feeling in your love life will end and things may pick back up. Even during times of crisis, love persists. Don't be afraid to let someone new in. Have fun flirting over text and FaceTime, and see you in July, Cancer!
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