Sweating the small stuff is SO below your pay grade this month, Virgo. Set your sights on big- picture priorities and plans, making sure you're putting your energy toward a clear and powerful intention. The Sun is in Gemini and your ambitious tenth house until June 21, and as it soars through the top of your chart, your hard work could result an exciting career coup or public recognition. And with go-getter Mars in Aquarius and your orderly sixth house all month, you've got extra oomph to get your grand visions off the ground.
The first couple weeks of June are particularly auspicious for flexing those strategic superpowers. Communication planet Mercury, your celestial ruler, is in Gemini until June 12. Map out a master plan, nailing down solid facts and figures while putting it in a visually appealing presentation. A leadership role or new career opportunity could appear at the June 13 Gemini new moon—all the more reason to use the lead-up days to prime the pump! This new moon will open up a fresh six-month professional chapter. Think of where you'd like to be by the end of the year. Your efforts could bear fruit between now and the November 23 Gemini full moon.
Father's Day is June 17, and if you're celebrating a special guy in your life, hand over the planning duties to someone else or keep the agenda simple. The moon will be in Leo and your sleepy twelfth house that day, which could leave you feeling burnt-out and resentful if you take it all on your own shoulders. Gentle reminder: Your sign already has a propensity for over-giving (without being asked to do so, we must add), so honor your limits. Giving people realistic expectations is YOUR responsibility, Virgo. The Leo moon could also make you unusually nostalgic. Go ahead and gush as you pay tribute to a beloved father figure.
Two planets, Neptune and Mars, will turn retrograde in the second half of June, bringing the total retrograde count to five. Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto are already in their slowed-down cycles, and this celestial sluggishness could stall any big plans. Rather than get frustrated, see this as your opportunity to retrace your steps and play catch-up. We all get busy, overloaded and overwhelmed in this fast-moving world. Treating the summer as a period for review and reflection will only make your plans tighter for the fall.
The first planet to backtrack this month is Neptune, which will retrograde through Pisces and your seventh house of partnerships from June 18 to November 24. Foggy Neptune makes this U-turn at approximately the same dates each year. You might have mixed feelings about a close romantic or business alliance, as Neptune can stir up guilt, confusion and weird emotional entanglements. Are you feeling pressured or even smothered by someone's neediness—or possibly having trouble advocating for your own needs?
Neptune retrograde can actually dissipate some of the haze, helping you see clearly instead of looking at people through rose-colored glasses. It's possible you've idealized someone or projected attributes onto them that you WISH they had. If you've fallen in love with someone's "potential" or gotten dazzled by a business partner who's not delivering on all their grand promises, Neptune's reversal can prompt you to get real. Forget about "feeling bad," Virgo—you NEED to address this directly now. Here are a few helpful tips from the Harvard Business Review. You can still be kind and gracious, but don't let that fuchsia elephant in the room get any larger!
Since retrogrades can bring back people from our past, you might get smoke signals from an ex-flame. Proceed with the utmost caution, as you're susceptible to being soft-hearted and glossing over transgressions. If it happened once before, history is likely to repeat itself unless this person has truly done the work to change. Don't fall for a slick promise or seductive words—actions speak louder than words! A stalled contract or project could get revived during the retrograde. Comb through every possible hidden clause before signing on, and check references. You can't be too careful with your commitments now.
From June 26 to August 27, action planet Mars will be retrograde. For the bulk of the backspin, the red planet will be in Aquarius and your sixth house of health and organization (the part of the zodiac ruled by Virgo). Attend to your vitality, getting your eating and exercise plans back on track. The sixth house rules the digestive system, so pay special attention to your gut wellness—from popping a daily probiotic to getting food sensitivities checked out. Be careful with sports or gym equipment since this retrograde can make you accident-prone or susceptible to athletic injuries.
Can a Virgo get a little help around here? Parts of your life that aren't systematized will become impossible to ignore. Work through controlling tendencies and delegate to capable assistants whenever you can. If you've been shelling out money for substandard service, upgrade Team Virgo this summer. Mars retrograde could ratchet up stress and anxiety, and since you may be busy with a difficult assignment, you'll need to keep a toolbox of calming strategies handy. From guided meditation apps to breathing techniques to simply saying "no" more often, coping mechanisms are a MUST.
The month ends on a flamboyant note as the June 28 Capricorn full moon ignites your fifth house of passion and self-expression. Strong emotions and reactions could surge up unexpectedly; be careful with knee-jerk responses under these dramatic skies. As la luna blazes into your love sector, an attraction could heat up to irresistible levels. It will be hard to hold back, though with maturity planet Saturn hovering nearby, be aware that any "private dances" WILL be cosmically chaperoned. A kiss isn't just a kiss today, but that probably won't stop you from enjoying yourself now and figuring the details out later. Note to anyone of the childbearing set: The fifth house rules fertility, and this full moon can make you pregnancy-prone, so either use this to your advantage or take the proper precautions.