June 2018 Horoscope: Retrograde Slowdown
By Maria DeSimone
While your mind might feel as though it’s in a fog as you step into June, it’ll soon turn into sharp clarity and sparkling communication. As Mercury and Neptune square off on June 6, take time to immerse yourself in imaginative pursuits rather than left-brained thinking. Once a New Moon in Gemini hits on June 13, it’ll be time to initiate any new communications-related endeavors. This is when you’ll have an edge in negotiating terms on contracts and other agreements, making important decisions, or even starting that new book you’ve always wanted to write. With Mercury at a sextile to Uranus on the same day, you’ll find your ideas and conversations taking unusual and positive turns.
Venus moves into Leo on June 13 where she’ll remain through July 9. Romance, pleasure, and joy rule the day when Venus is in Leo, so you can anticipate plenty of fun times with your sweetheart over the next few weeks. If you’re single, you can easily meet someone new at a party or other fun event such as a concert, BBQ, or even while you’re at the beach. Leo is connected to the Sun, which means any outdoor activity can become a possible meeting ground for new love.
You might start to feel as though everything is dragging as the month progresses. In fact, it will feel nearly impossible to get your most important projects off the ground. Mars, the planet of action and motivation, will go retrograde from June 26-August 27. Most of this retrograde will occur in the visionary sign of Aquarius. As a result, your actions connected to scientific, technological, and even humanitarian or political endeavors might feel stifled. If you find yourself at an impasse with a social group you are a part of or with a friend, try not to engage in petty arguments or give into angry feelings that you internalize — it’s just not worth it. Instead, use this phase as an opportunity to re-strategize your approach to handling one of the above-mentioned matters.
A Full Moon in ambitious Capricorn on June 28 might lead to a fulfilling outcome professionally where you find yourself being noted for an achievement. Another possibility is that you’ll be keenly aware of how much effort you need to put into achieving your goals. There might also be a stark realization that, no matter how much you would like it to be otherwise, the only way to get ahead now is to play by the rules.