Your independent spirit could use a vacation from time to time, and this month, you'll get one. The Sun is paying its annual visit to your relationship houses all of June (and well into July), giving you cosmic permission to lean on others and forge dynamic duos. El Sol will tour Gemini and your seventh house of partnerships until June 21, spotlighting your closest unions, and then it will spend four weeks in Cancer and your intense eighth house of intimate bonds. From contracts to commitments, things could turn official, especially at the June 13 Gemini new moon. If you're currently flying solo, you could meet someone who turns out to be a major figure in your life. Let the relationship unfold between now and the November 23 Gemini full moon.
Two is definitely the magic number this month, Archer. Allowing others to lend their magic to the equation can make the end result so much better. When you catch yourself saying, "I'll just do it myself" (a common Sag refrain), stop. Instead of taking the whole burden on your shoulders, give people a chance to rise to the occasion. With clear instructions, they might just outperform your expectations! The energizing Sun is at its farthest distance from Sagittarius while it's in your opposite sign of Gemini, a time when your own life-force energy is lower than usual. Getting a vitality transfusion from others will get you through the heavy emotions or brief bouts of melancholy that could surge up now.
In business and romance, the Sun prompts you to take inventory of your inner circle this month. Whose skills and interests mesh the best with yours? Where could your friendships and long-term bonds be more balanced? Have the "difficult conversations" if need be. With communicator Mercury in Gemini until June 12—and then in Cancer through June 29—you'll find the perfect words to express yourself. Be sure to ask questions instead of just talking AT people. Listen rather than lecture and don't interrupt—even if you feel like you already know what they're going to say.
Father's Day is on June 17, and the moon is in adventurous Leo. If your favorite father figure is game, plan a day trip beyond city limits or something outdoorsy. Just sitting around could breed bickering and before you know it, you're stuck in a conversation that escalates into polarizing political opinions or a shouting match. Movement is the best option (even doing yard work or chores) or just head to a great movie that you both want to see.
Consider all this tongue-biting great practice for the second half of the month, when Neptune and Mars turn retrograde, bringing the total retrograde planet count to five. Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto have been spinning in reverse since the spring, and with so many celestial slowdowns, plans could stall or sputter. Your action-driven sign is always looking for the next big thing or three, but summer's prescription is to work with what you've got. Focus on tweaking plans, finishing projects and "being where you are" instead of fanning the flames of FOMO.
The first planet to make a U-turn this month is emo Neptune, which is retrograde in Pisces and your domestic fourth house from June 18 until November 24. Neptune backtracks for roughly this same time period every year, which can muddle plans to change your living situation or stir up old tension with a relative (most likely female). You could get bitten by the redecorating bug, so enjoy this slower pace and get creative feathering your nest. Neptune rules water and plumbing. Check your pipes, washing machine, faucets and anything H2O-related at home for damage. And of course, take extra care to stay hydrated yourself.
Got mama drama? Or are you having a hard time setting boundaries with a child or dealing with the ache of an empty nest? Neptune retrograde helps you navigate the nuances of family ties and untangle a few knots. Your own nurturing side will need a good outlet, though you should aim for a quick fix. Babysit a friend's dog for a weekend instead of adopting a pet, take a niece or nephew out for an afternoon, Airbnb at an awesomely decorated home for a night or two instead of uprooting. When Neptune turns direct in the fall, you can make a more permanent move.
Retrogrades push us to look closer, go deeper and resolve the past. Reconnect with your lineage (if there was ever a time to order one of those DNA-testing kits to find your ancestry…) or visit a sentimental spot from your childhood. This cycle can be fruitful for working through any guilt or codependence that's keeping you locked in old family dynamics and causing you to reenact them with friends, lovers or colleagues.
With mystical Neptune here, you might connect with a departed loved one through the help of a psychic medium—or by opening yourself up to communication from them through dreams and signs. Check out the book Hello from Heaven: A New Field of Research—After-Death Communication—Confirms That Life and Love Are Eternal if you're curious. It explains how those who have transitioned send messages through everyday events, like music, scents, birds and coins.
On June 26, action planet Mars joins the retrograde brigade, a once-every-two-years about-face that will last until August 27. Mars will spend the bulk of its backspin in Aquarius and your third house of communication, siblings and local events. You could be prone to arguments and stressed out easily by too much information or multitasking. Your fiery sign is already quick to react, but you'll want to choose your words carefully, both in real time and online. Dodge the trolls and don't waste a beautiful summer embroiled in pointless social media debates.
But DO advocate for yourself if you're stewing over something unresolved. Bottled-up anger or resentment only gets bigger until it gets aired. If you're a writer or media-maker, spend some time behind the scenes creating your next masterpiece, then unleash it on the public in the fall.
A grounding moment arrives at the very end of the month, when the June 28 Capricorn full moon illuminates your second house of work, money and security. A financial endeavor you've been working toward since the January 16 Capricorn new moon could come to fruition. With structured Saturn hovering a mere degree away from the moon, you could get a serious offer—one that comes with an impressive title, paycheck upgrade or leadership role. Bring your best to the table: "lord karma" Saturn is training his meticulous eye on your performance, and shoddy workmanship won't pass inspection. Besides, you want to be paid for doing something noteworthy—to have a soaring reputation to matching your skyrocketing paygrade. Press "play" on the Jennifer Lopez, Cardi B and (Sagittarius) DJ Khaled sure-to-be-a-summer hit and tell that full moon: Yo quiero dinero!