It's focus time! June gets off to a productive start as the Sun makes its annual visit to Gemini, heating up your tenth house of career and long-term goals until June 21. While others are slipping into summer-vacation mode, you're buckling down—or should be—for the first three weeks of the month. Finish that manuscript, polish a major client pitch, do a midyear recalibration of your 2017 goals. Men could play an important role now. Lean on the goodfellas in your life. Reach out to mentors and experienced people in your field, whether it's for sage advice or a LinkedIn testimonial.
Career matters really start to soar on June 9, when bountiful Jupiter, the planet of luck and opportunity, ends a four-month retrograde in Libra and your money-minded second house. A promising job opportunity that stalled may pick up speed. If you've been playing catch-up from an unplanned expense, you could return to budgetary balance. Jupiter's direct (forward) turn sounds the all-clear signal for pursuing new sources of income or scheduling a salary review.
That same day, the year’s only Sagittarius full moon illuminates your fourth house of home, family and foundations. If you’ve been planning a move or renovation, la luna spurs you into action. A close female, possibly a relative, could play into events now. Powerful emotions you’ve been holding back could bubble up. (Is it time to let yourself have a good cry, Virgo? #noshame) Ultimately, getting in touch with your feelings will put you on solid ground. Coupled with Jupiter in your stabilizing second house, you’ll be feeling pretty rooted after today!
Jupiter is in Libra from September 9, 2016, until October 10, 2017, a transit that only occurs every 12 years. The next four months could be wildly profitable or signal a major moment to take a leap of faith. Cast a wide net: Jupiter rules long-distance connections, and you might receive an offer for a job that requires travel or possibly relocation. Maybe you'll be tapped to open that new satellite office in Berlin. Since Jupiter also governs higher education, you could boost your income by taking some specialized courses.
Jupiter in your secure second house also gives your self-confidence a major boost. Many people meet the person they end up marrying during this cycle. We think it's because you feel so "whole" that your grounded vibes attract a stable and appreciative mate. A person you wrote off as "boring" may now show up as healthy and interesting. Instead of craving attention and quick thrills, you're in the mood for a reliable partner with whom you can build a solid future.
But wait—are you still feeling that intense tug from the players whose mixed messages and intense sexual chemistry throws you off your center? A summer of soul healing could be in store as Neptune, ruler of the subconscious, makes its annual retrograde from June 16 to November 22. Neptune will backspin through Pisces and your seventh house of relationships, prompting a deep dive into any issues of codependence, love addiction or the allure of unhealthy partners. With the hazy planet in this reflective position, it could be a fruitful time to work with a therapist or to take a temporary dating sabbatical.
Coupled Virgos who have been making too many excuses and sacrifices—well, what's up with that? It may hark back to childhood patterns you unconsciously adopted. Neptune's reversal nudges you to regain your self-respect and to distance yourself from "user-friendly" types. If you've been trying to change someone, remember that romance isn't a rehab project. Take a step back and see if this person initiates the self-improvement on their own. If not, it's either time to accept them for who they are or move on to a better fit.
Lightness and levity return on June 21, when the Sun rolls into Cancer and your social eleventh house. After three hardworking weeks, you can spread your wings and mingle! For the next month, your mantra is "the more the merrier." Hit the industry parties and network, explore collaborations and plan fun group outings with your crew. The eleventh house also rules technology, making this a great time to spread a message on social media, especially one related to a social-justice cause. Step away from your workspace and engage with the wider world. Your insightful opinions and eloquence could open people's minds!
The June 23 Cancer new moon is especially powerful for making new friends, networking or launching any digital endeavors. Your efforts today will build over the next six months, culminating at the Cancer full moon on January 1, 2018. Earn karmic brownie points by playing superconnector, introducing two savvy friends whom you think could have serious synergy. As businessman (and fellow Virgo) Jim Rohn says, you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Give your inner circle a once-over and make sure your best energy is directed toward the high-vibe of your tribe.
If you've been overly generous with the wrong people, you could have a flash of resentment about it on June 25, when aggressive Mars in your friendship corner butts heads with big-hearted Jupiter. But think twice before you read someone the riot act. Remember that people can't really take advantage of you without your complicity. Instead of lashing out, set new and stronger boundaries. A demanding workload could also conflict with a coveted social invitation. Don't blow off your duties for this, Virgo, but try to delegate some of the workload well in advance so you can enjoy a party or gathering without being preoccupied.
The next day, June 26, Mars forms a golden trine with enchanting Neptune in your relationship house. Friends could turn into lovers, or you could make a stunningly successful connection with someone online. (Who says Tinder is only for halfhearted hookups?) Paired-up Virgos could have a soul-stirring moment of connection and deep understanding. This is a perfect day for an engagement or a vow renewal ceremony. Make inspired plans for your shared future. With Mars heating up your social eleventh house, host a party and bask in the unconditional love of your mutual friends. Bonus points if guests make a small donation to a worthy cause.