Happy June, Gemini! And happy birthday to you!
Gemini: Your Month Ahead
This is your special time of year, when the Sun occupies the sign under which you incarnated. It starts a new annual cycle and brings powerful energies for beginning anything new.
For you, Gemini, this month presents opportunities to focus on your personality, health, and projects that matter most to you as well as your income, job, and values.
June will bring vivacious energies that culminate in one of the high points of the year when the solstice arrives June 21. It also will help you step back once again so you can rest, reflect, and review key areas of life before charging ahead on new initiatives.
Read on to see how June’s astrology will affect you. With awareness, you can focus its energies to help you have more fun, try something new, and enjoy your mind’s endless capacity for wonderful thoughts.
June Astrology – Headline News
Your Health And Personality
June opens with two planets in Gemini:
- The warm and powerful Sun, who always shines his light freely and generously to bring joy and optimism to our world
- Mercury, your ruler, who governs thinking, communication, and commerce and brings playfulness and curiosity wherever he goes
Although Mercury leaves Gemini for Cancer on June 12, the Moon will link with the Sun in Gemini from June 15 through 17, lending her emotional sensitivity to prevailing energies before the Sun changes signs on June 21.
Gemini is an air sign symbolized by the Twins, two playful and mischievous siblings who love to learn and talk and be on the go. Sometimes they play tricks by switching places with each other, reminding us that things—and people—are not always what they seem. Finding the truth means going beyond mere data to understand the story behind the facts and using the mind to make order and sense out of a mountain of details. At its best, this lighthearted sign helps us stay youthful by inspiring us to remain curious, go new places, and learn something each day.
Find out more about Gemini in my article, Gemini Time: Be Curious And Think Higher Thoughts. Also, you can tune in to this sign’s airy vitality and mental resourcefulness with The Gemini Meditation, an uplifting guided meditation.
For you, Gemini, planets in your sign always activate your first house of the body, personality, personal image, and pet projects. The Gemini planets this month can help quicken your step and refresh how you present yourself to the world. They also can help you step back and analyze your personality and character, how well they live up to your ideals, and whether they align with what others see of you. These energies also may help you lighten up when it comes to your personal development or public image or inspire you to be more active physically to enjoy the pleasures of having a physical body.
Your Money And Values
On June 21, the Sun leaves Gemini for Cancer, which will start the month of the Crab. You’ll feel the energies shift from the airy, mental realm of Gemini to the emotional, imaginative world of Cancer. This change takes us into feelings and intuition, a good antidote to Gemini’s strongly intellectual approach to life.
For you, Gemini, planets in Cancer increase your desire to create financial security because they pour energy into your second house of earned income, money and budgeting, and possessions. This area also governs your valuables such as art and jewelry and your values. As soon as the Sun enters Cancer, you may feel an urge to seek a promotion or better job, spend more (or more wisely) to create a stable home, obtain valuations for costly belongings you need to insure, or consult your feelings when it comes to how you earn money and how well you walk your spiritual talk.
Solstice Arrives With A New Season
When the Sun enters the astrological sign of Cancer on June 21, we start a new season: summer in the northern hemisphere and winter in the southern. This day is called the solstice, one of two solstices we experience annually.
Solstice literally means “Sun stopped” or “Sun made to stand.” At the solstices, the Sun seems to stand still in the sky for about three days, when it reaches the limit of its movement either northward or southward. The Sun pauses and then gradually reverses course, starting a new six month cycle.
The June solstice ranks as one of the annual power days in our calendar, along with the December solstice and the equinoxes in March and September. The two equinoxes arrive on the days when the amount of daylight equals the amount of darkness, teaching us about balance and the blend of dark and light.
The solstices, however, bring us extremes because either the daylight or darkness prevails, dramatically so, and gives us either the longest or shortest day of the year. Solstices cap a six month story of light, during which the physical light that warms our lives and hearts reaches a turning point.
For those in the northern hemisphere, the June solstice brings the longest period of daylight, the climax of the Sun’s journey toward increasing light since the previous solstice. For those in the southern hemisphere, the opposite holds true, as June brings the shortest day and longest night and the climax of the Sun’s movement toward its least amount of light.
Regardless of where you live, the solstices and equinoxes offer excellent opportunities for meditation because nature’s quarterly changes mirror the inner, spiritual changes we experience throughout the year. Each of these four power days carries messages about the nature of light, both physical and spiritual, and rewards the time we devote to inner reflection.
In the case of the solstice, the apparent lack of motion concentrates the Sun’s energies, providing a powerful opportunity and focal point for spiritual work.
For you, Gemini, the June solstice allows you to think about the work you do and the money it brings and how those help you feel secure. It also may inspire you to call your mother, enjoy more time at home or with family, or find new ways to shine at your job.
Time To Slow Down: Mars Goes Retrograde
Mars has been traveling through Aquarius since mid-May. This month, from our perspective on Earth, it will appear that Mars is slowing down and then stopping in his tracks on June 26, when this fiery planet goes retrograde.
Similar to Mercury retrograde, this phenomenon will coincide with a slowdown that gives us time to pause, reflect, and redo. Mars will continue its apparent backward motion for two months, until August 27. Most of that time will occur in Aquarius, with the last two weeks happening in Capricorn.
Mars goes retrograde the least often of our solar system’s planets, about every two years. Nevertheless, we feel these periods keenly because Mars is the planet of energy, drive, and new beginnings.
When retrograde, Mars’s usual vitality disappears. If you’re accustomed to constant activity, it can feel strange when everything around you stalls and forward progress becomes elusive.
Heed these signals and take the opportunity to slow down, as that’s just the tonic you will need at this time. Life will carry on, but you’ll be in the slow lane for a while, giving you a chance to review the past two years since the last Mars retrograde, which occurred from April 17 to June 29, 2016. This time also will help you evaluate what you’ve achieved, make peace with what didn’t work out, and plan adjustments to make after the retrograde lifts. In fact, Mars retrograde can be the perfect time for vacation or at least a staycation and increased leisure time.
Slowing down can help you improve health, create more balanced habits, and streamline your to do list. It also offers potential for exploring sexuality, desire, and how you go after what you want in relationships. In addition, this period favors meditation about your actions, especially how you apply your will and whether your intentions are honorable. Remember that Mars, the warrior, needs to spiritualize his actions to serve at the highest level and create the greatest good.
For you, Gemini, Mars retrograde can help you pay attention to your energy, including how it shifts and how you usually employ it. Notice how it changes as the retrograde draws near. Feelings of urgency or being driven to accomplishment may taper off, and you may find yourself desiring nothing so much as a break from the action.
With the retrograde occurring mostly in Aquarius, with a bit of Capricorn at the end, you likely will experience its decreased energies in activities related to long distance travel, publicity and publishing, international matters of all kinds, and higher education as well as in your partner’s income, other shared money, and sexuality. Give yourself permission to ease up in these areas, and if you’re in school, make time for relaxation. If possible, plan a vacation to a place that pleased you in the past, allow yourself to become philosophical and introspective, especially about your intimate life, and spend extra time in meditation or solitude. These steps will ensure you come back rested and ready for action when the retrograde lifts at the end of August.
Plan Your Month: Important Dates In June
This month brings several key dates to watch as you plan your month. Mark your calendar and take action (or rest) as recommended on the dates listed here so your efforts can bring progress in all areas.
June 1 and 2: Mercury, your ruler, in your personality house angles perfectly with Mars in your publishing and broadcasting house, so you may hear about an important media opportunity, or your playful humor may attract an admirer from another culture or overseas. Also, Venus in your money area will make the same perfect angle with Jupiter in your work house and with Neptune in your career sector. On the material plane, all your houses related to job and earning will feel activated with positive energy and high potential for advancement, especially if you work in an area involving the arts or using leadership to extend compassion to others. These three houses also affect values, service, and your legacy, so you may have spiritual insights that help you apply the most noble parts of yourself in your work as well as the rest of daily life. Think big and dream on a cosmic scale.
June 5: Venus in your personal budget area will face off against Pluto in your shared money house, suggesting challenges with your life or business partner over finances or consequences from unrealistic spending or planning. Mortgage, insurance, or other financial professionals may not be sympathetic, so wait to apply for funds or new coverage. Instead, harness the Sun and Mercury, which will join together in Gemini and make your intelligence and curiosity shine brightly. You will have the power to conceive brilliant new projects or ideas as well as inspire others with your enthusiasm. Focus on the highest good for all and ease tensions with a walking meditation or night at a comedy club.
June 6: Both Mercury and the Sun in your personality house will challenge Neptune in your career house. Confusion may arise at work, and you may feel frustrated at the lack of direction. Be scrupulous with your own communication and your word and allow intuition and mystical insights to help guide you rather than relying solely on intellect, especially where creative colleagues are involved.
June 10 – 13: The Moon enters its balsamic phase, the “dark of the Moon” time before the new Moon. Slow down and review the past month since the new Moon that arrived on May 15. Meditate, rest, and reflect on what you want to do in the coming month. Find out more about this mysterious monthly time in my Balsamic Moon Phase article. Also, this period is excellent for spiritual work, meditation, and prayer. See my article on How To Relieve Stress – Meditate At The Right Time for details.
June 12: Your ruler, Mercury, leaves your health and personality house for your second house of money and values. You may feel intrigued by a possible new project, job, or career and explore how it can boost your bottom line. If you’ve felt a misalignment between your values and your job, ideas for improvement may emerge now.
June 13: A busy day, with a new Moon in Gemini lighting your health, character, and personal projects house. The next two weeks bring your best time all year to start anything new to better your health, especially by using your mind to meet fitness and nutrition goals, or to upgrade your image and character or begin a new hobby or project that appeals strongly to you. Also, Mercury, Gemini’s ruler, will align helpfully with Uranus, bringing brilliance to all plans you have to make extra money or earn a promotion from a project you work on behind the scenes. In addition, Venus will enter passionate Leo, bringing love and kindness to your house of siblings, communication, and short trips. Bring greater artistry or feeling to your work presentations, declare your feelings to your love in a beautiful, sophisticated way, or share your love for brothers and sisters by spending more time together. Also, your heartfelt way with words can pave the way to greater intimacy with your partner or earn you an admirer if you’re looking for a new love.
June 14: Venus in your communication area tangles with Uranus in your spirituality and privacy house, suggesting a turning point in your inner life through an unusual dream or revelation during prayer and meditation. This pair also could force progress in a secret project or invention you’re developing.
June 15: Mercury in your income house faces off with Saturn in your taxes, inheritance, and credit house, so you may need to work with your accountant or another financial professional to manage debt or negotiate better terms or interest rates. Wait to present your ideas so you can strategize and consider long term goals and potential consequences.
June 18: Neptune begins its long annual retrograde in your career house, helping you reconnect with your creative and compassionate side to help lead from your heart as well as your head.
June 19 – 20: Mercury, your ruler, will align beautifully with Jupiter and then Neptune, all in your work houses. A dream promotion or new job could come your way, or a VIP may help you earn kudos for your deeply imaginative ideas. Meditate on higher truths and how you can live them through your livelihood.
June 21: The Sun leaves Gemini for Cancer, energizing your second house of income, possessions, security, and values. Celebrate this solstice day with loved ones, giving thanks for the material blessings that enrich your life and the values that give it meaning. If you don’t live near family, spend time with close colleagues or friends who feel like family. Enjoy the next month’s nurturing, caring energies.
June 22: The Sun in your earnings house connects well with Uranus, bringing prophetic dreams about a new job or career, exceptional ideas for attracting new clients, or insights to improve budgets so you can fund a dream project.
June 23: Mercury in your values house challenges Pluto in your shared money house. If you need a loan, mortgage, or venture capital, meditate for guidance and avoid acting in haste. Wait to send your application as you gather more facts and plan your approach.
June 25: Venus will be out of sorts with Jupiter in your job area, so if you need to speak to VIPs, avoid inflated promises and watch for signals about money concerns. If you’re working on anything related to communication or research, use this day to check your facts and polish your work.
June 26: Mars will begin a two month retrograde in your international, education, publishing, and travel house. Expect slowdowns in all these areas, and if you want to apply to college, negotiate a foreign business deal, or implement new technology for a publicity campaign, wait to begin until after the retrograde. Consider taking a vacation during this time if you can get away.
June 27: A full Moon arrives in Capricorn in your deep spirituality house, and with Saturn joined with the Moon and the Sun involved in this alignment, this day may feel draining, fateful, or potentially demanding on the financial front. See what peaks at this powerful full Moon but wait to take action because you will benefit from operating strategically.
June 28: Mercury leaves watery, emotional Cancer for fiery, passionate Leo. Let your mind turn to creative ideas, fun with brothers and sisters, and short trips or getaways.
June 30: Mercury in Leo will bump up against Uranus in your twelfth house of spirituality and behind the scenes efforts. Siblings may disrupt plans for quiet day alone, or you may need to help a brother or sister secretly on a highly sensitive matter. Be kind to yourself and all concerned by stepping back to achieve better perspective.
As you can see, this month will bring shifting energies to help us all appreciate nature’s rhythms at the solstice and during Mars retrograde. May the wisdom of slowing down infuse your month.
Bookmark this page and revisit your June horoscope throughout this month to track these changing opportunities so you can make the most of them.
To see your horoscope from last month, go to our horoscope archives.
In addition to all these dates, Gemini, your birthday arrives at this time of year. If your special day came in May, I hope you enjoyed a wonderful celebration. And if it comes in June, may your plans to honor the day fill you with happiness.
Did you know that you begin a new cycle as of your birthday? Your personal new year starts on your birthday every year, giving you 365 days to grow more fully into your personality and your purpose.
Along with cake and candles and whatever traditions you enjoy, take time around your birthday to look back at the past year and reflect on how well you lived up to your best self. Notice any patterns, too: are there particular times of year that seem to be more challenging, year after year, or times that always feel wonderful? With awareness, you can plan ahead to manage challenges more smoothly and savor good times fully.
Also, the first part of your personal new year brings powerful energies for starting anything you wish. Focus your brilliant mind on what most inspires you right now and take the first step…and then the next…and so on. Use this time’s momentum to begin realizing at least one of your fondest hopes or wishes.
Happy June, Gemini! And a very happy birthday to you! I wish you a wonderful month!