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, 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, Gemini. Last month, when lucky planet Jupiter went retrograde you started looking ahead, even though it may be hard to plan right now. You're a flirty sign who isn't always down with long-term commitment, but being cooped up due to social distancing has you looking to the future. Are you ready to settle down? During the full moon in adventurous Sagittarius on Friday, June 5 (which is also a lunar eclipse) you might start feeling a bit restless. It's your season, and due to the lunar eclipse squaring warrior Mars, you're feeling a bit firey. You're growing tired of staying inside, so find some way to responsibly release this tension.
Do what you can to repair relationships so you can move on with a clear heart.
Mercury goes retrograde in caring Cancer on Wednesday, June 17. Yes, Mercury retrograde tends to suck, but this one actually offers a few opportunities. It doesn't have any planetary aspects other than the influence of the sky's brightest star, Sirius. We're already experiencing some of the nasty effects typically associated with this time due to Venus retrograde, such as delayed communication and texts from exes, so these things won't be as noticeable this time around.
Additionally, it's important to remember that retrogrades also give us a chance to correct past mistakes. Your ruling planet is Mercury, chatty Gemini, so this is extra applicable to you. You can't change the state of the world at large, but you can apologize to anyone you've hurt in the past. If you left a job on bad terms, you can make amends. If you said something hurtful to a friend when you were feeling anxious, ask if you can apologize to them over FaceTime. Do what you can to repair relationships so you can move on with a clear heart.
A lot is happening on Saturday, June 20. To start, it's the Summer Solstice, which is a party all about abundance and power. It's the longest day of the year. Community-oriented Cancer season also begins on this day, along with a new moon in Cancer, which signifies fresh starts around your home and your inner circle. This is a time to make connections. Depending on where you live and what your stay-at-home guidelines are, either set up a virtual hangout or put on your PPE and go for a socially distant walk with a friend. Remind yourself that this day also means change. A new season and new times — hopefully, easier times — are coming.
But first, there is a solar eclipse on Sunday, June 21, which may increase some of the stay-at-home stress that we're all feeling. Curl up in bed with a good book until it passes. You can always create a safe plan of action to express your frustrations when the dramatic eclipse energy passes.
Get ready for a bit of a rude awakening when dreamy planet Neptune goes retrograde in philosophical Pisces on Monday, June 22, where it will stay until Saturday, November 28. Neptune is the planet of illusions, and any false narratives you've been telling yourself (or that others are imposing on you) are revealed. If you or a partner is lying about your commitment or a boss is jerking you around with a budget, the truth will finally cut through the bullshit. Stay sharp and aware and you'll be able to see through it all.
Get ready to get it on (IRL or virtually) because Venus retrograde ends on Thursday, June 25. Your communication with lovers should start to flow more smoothly and budding romances are ready to level up. There's only one question, Gemini — are you? See you in July!
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