Welcome to June, darling Virgo! During the end of May, you fought romantic nostalgia in an effort to stay in the present. These themes continue throughout the month. But first, the planet of love, beautiful Venus, enters caring Cancer and your 11th House of Friendship on Wednesday, June 2. Remember, Venus isn't simply about sexual love, but all joyous relationships. This transit reminds you to lean on your friends. Having people to spend time with and talk to — even vent to — is crucial to the health of any romantic relationship. Even the monogamous can't expect one person to fulfill their needs.
A dark new moon and chaotic solar eclipse in Gemini and your 10th House of Social Status on Thursday, June 10. New moons are times when exciting new things take place. The usual astrological advice regarding eclipses is to stay indoors and lay low. Eclipses are just such drama queens on their own, you don't need to give them any encouragement. However, because this one falls in the sector of your chart that rules popularity, be on the lookout for an unexpected but welcome party invite or professional advancement.
Sunday, June 20 marks the start of caring Cancer season, which feels like a sunset that's so beautiful it makes you cry.
Mars, the god of war, enters confident Leo and your 12th House of the Unconscious on Tuesday, May 11, helping you make any big decisions that you've been avoiding. Are you in a relationship that may have run its course but you've stayed in for fear of dating during the pandemic? Guess what, this transit is going to help you feel bold enough to leave. Follow these fighter instincts, because they are there to protect you.
Sunday, June 20, marks one of the most important astrological dates of the month, so circle it in your calendar, Virgo. It's the Summer Solstice, which is the longest day of the year and a witchy holiday that worships the sun, new beginnings, and all things joyful. This same date also marks the start of caring Cancer season, which feels like a sunset that's so beautiful it makes you cry. You're a very put-together sign, and you don't like when others can see your vulnerability. But if this time of year has you feeling emotional, make sure to let it out. Lean on friends and loved ones. Showing your emotions can create more fulfilling relationships, so stop bottling things up.
Sunday, June 20 is also the start of Jupiter retrograde, which will last until Sunday, October 17. The retrograde begins in Pisces and your 7th House of Partnership. Following themes above, this retrograde leaves no stone unturned. Jupiter is a very lucky planet, but when it goes retrograde, it reveals things for what they are. So, once again, if a relationship is becoming more boring than bran cereal, please kindly put things to an end so that the both of you can find someone who makes you feel joyful and passionate. Jupiter retrograde ends in Aquarius and your House of Sex, Death, and Transformation. Needless to say, your love life will look different by October than it does now, but trust the stars, it's for the better! Butterflies and orgasms are on their way.
Thursday, June 24 brings a full moon in disciplined Capricorn and your 5th House of Pleasure.
Mercury ends its retrograde on Tuesday, June 22. If you've been holding off on travel for fear of those Mercury RX delays, you can now book a ticket (considering pandemic safety, of course), and communication gets easier, as well. Use this time to express your boundaries and develop a safe word, because Thursday, June 24 brings a full moon in disciplined Capricorn and your 5th House of Pleasure. Strict Capricorn is ruled by the Devil card in the tarot, which is a misunderstood card. Don't be frightened; this lunation simply suggests you might have a night of hot sex and BDSM, which is a very powerful way to spend a full moon. Of course, you might want to read up on how to practice safe kink first.
The ethereal planet Neptune also goes retrograde this month in its home sign of Pisces and your 7th House of Partnership on Friday, June 25. This retrograde will come to a close later in the year on Wednesday, December 1, but your task, for now, is pretty straightforward, Virgo: Allow relationships to reveal themselves for what they are so that better ones can take their place. Of course, if you're happily partnered, this can refer to personal work both your partner and you must do to keep your relationship healthy. Neptune is a fun, glamorous planet, but when it appears to move backward in the sky, it's as if it it's taken off all its fancy clothes to kick back in comfy grey sweatpants. There's nothing wrong with this change of pace, but as we've learned over the past year, it's important to be with someone you feel comfortable being vulnerable with.
June comes to a close when romantic planet Venus enters Leo and your 12th House of the Unconscious on Sunday, June 27. June suggests there might be shakeups in your relationships, and such an organized sign as yourself doesn't love so much change. Make sure to meditate, get enough sleep, and stay in tune with yourself so that you can navigate any bumps from a place of calm. If you don't have one already, consider working with a therapist to have an impartial party ready to help you. But you are so deeply loved, Virgo. Look around you and notice how many people have your back. See you next month!
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