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June 16 in the stars: The moon is conjunct Mercury in Gemini. What’s it mean for you? Find out below in our daily horoscopes for Friday June 16.
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Your daily horoscopes for Friday June 16, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Friday June 16
Your inquisitive mind is hungry for fresh material as the Gemini moon unites with buzzy Mercury. Before you attempt to produce anything or commit to a collab, do some field research and explore the full range of options that lie before you. The last thing you want is to be stuck with a subpar selection. No settling, Aries! If nothing else, this investigation may simply affirm that you’re already on the right path. Tonight, give your social life a facelift. Invite a newish friend to join you for dinner or some culture-vulture exploration. If you plan to join others, make sure the two of you squeeze in some one-on-one time so you can get to know each other more intimately.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Friday June 16
There’s a fine line between being principled and being righteous. On one side, you sett a code of conduct for yourself to follow; on the other, you’re trying to foist those values onto everyone else. If you find yourself “should-ing” on other people today (as in, “You should really try switching to a gluten-free diet,” or “You should date someone in a higher income bracket”), consider it a sign that you’ve crossed into tricky territory. Live and let live, Taurus.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Friday June 16
Are you doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result? Get off that hamster wheel, Gemini, and switch up your strategy. With the moon connecting to your ruler, Mercury, in your sign, you’re more capricious than ever today, but also willing to meander down a new path. Your personal relationships also improve when you approach people from an unexpected angle. Assume nothing about them, even if you’ve known each other for years. You’ll be pleasantly surprised. And let curiosity be your calling card while you’re out mingling this Friday night! Doors will open, minds will be blown.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Friday June 16
Guilt is such a toxic emotion, Cancer. You don’t have to feel bad because you said no to someone or set a boundary. In spite of your nurturing nature, you weren’t put on Earth to do other people’s bidding. Besides, your true friends don’t need you to prove that you care. If you’re constantly jumping through hoops for people without proper gratitude or reciprocity, it’s time to pull back from these user-friendly relationships and cast your pearls elsewhere. On the bright side, a disappointing interaction may be the perfect incentive to detach from a clique and explore a new scene tonight.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Friday June 16
Make a wish! Today’s mentally sharp moon-Mercury connection in your eleventh house helps you telegraph your requests to the universe. Don’t downplay your desires for fear that you can’t have what you actually want. It’s better to overshoot the mark than underestimate what you’re capable of receiving. The likely outcome? You’ll surpass the bounds of your own imagination—especially when you clue your community into what you’re going after. Tonight, make a point of connecting to a new friend group too. Your world will feel exponentially bigger the minute you start expanding your social horizons.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Friday June 16
Stay focused, Virgo. As the moon and your celestial ruler, Mercury, unite in your goal-getting tenth house, you can make a huge dent in that stressful to-do list today if you don’t give yourself over to distraction. Mute texts from your dramatic friend. (She’ll probably have dumped the loser by the end of the day.) Close out of email while you’re designing that Canva presentation. Leave your mobile zipped in your bag instead of Instagramming through lunch, and give the people you’re with your undivided attention. One. Thing. At. A. Time.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Friday June 16
You can stop brooding now, Libra. The spirit of optimism returns today, helping you see the glass as half full…and possibly overflowing! Look beyond your usual resources and go-to people for fresh inspiration. With the moon greeting curious Mercury in your ninth house of travel and cross-cultural relations, you’ll get a friendly reminder that there’s a wide world out there for you to explore. While you’re at it, start pricing out tickets for festivals, beach house rentals, maybe even an international vacation. A lucky deal could pop up on your screen!
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Friday June 16
If you have to force your way into other people’s terrain, you’ll never feel comfortable setting up shop there. Take a breath, slow down and follow protocol. Earning your place in the sun helps you bask in the well-deserved glory—and you won’t have to shield your eyes from anyone’s burning gaze. Or maybe you just go set up your own table and reserve seats for people who deserve them. Regardless, take the focus off THAT person and look at who’s around you. Your interest in perfect strangers could lead to a life-changing dialogue tonight, one that holds promise for a deeper friendship…or more.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Friday June 16
Declare a cease-and-desist on stressing today, Sagittarius, and embrace the power of partnership. Despite your indie spirit, you cannot—and should not—attempt to pull off an ambitious quest alone. Join forces with an attractive opposite, someone whose skill set complements your own. This blend is sure to yield amazing results, helping you sleep soundly tonight. But don’t hit the hay too early. With the moon and flirty Mercury in Gemini and your seventh house of relationships, sparks could fly with a brainy hottie you meet while placing your drink order. Already attached? A memorable night out is just what the love doctor ordered.
Capricorn (December 22-January 18) daily horoscope for Friday June 16
Stress alert! You’re a little anxious today, worrying about how everything is going to turn out. Alas, you cannot control every aspect of this plan. When the wheels start to spin, take three deep, cleansing breaths. As Eckhart Tolle wrote in The Power of Now, “Realize deeply that the present moment is all you have. Make the NOW the primary focus of your life.” So, how ARE you feeling right now? What do you need? Working harder isn’t always the solution, Capricorn. Perhaps what’s required is a break to sit in the sunshine, sip a mug of tea, call a supportive friend or go for a walk. When you’re nice to yourself, the world responds with kindness.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Friday June 16
Drop the cool reserve and let your passionate side show through. People need to see you emote, Aquarius, or they might mistake your chill demeanor for a lack of interest. Since you’re bigger on humor than you are on maudlin sentiment (or outright schmaltz), you could send an ironic love note or pick up a stuffed unicorn for the one you adore. Tonight, forget about hitting on the bassist. You can hold your own with the lead singer or, if you’re already taken, work the room like a power couple on an epic dress-up date.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Friday June 16
Today’s lunar energy will bring out your sentimental streak—but it could also bring on a case of the moody blues. Though you’ll want to hang the Do Not Disturb sign and shut out the world, alienating yourself only intensifies the melancholy. Call a close friend (a Cancer perhaps) to get some much-needed perspective. Slip off for lunch or coffee with a co-worker/confidante. Getting buried feelings out into the open disperses the storm cloud and brings you back to your sunny self. A cozy night in—alone or with a couple of close friends—can recharge you—yes, even if it IS a Friday!