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June 2020 Leo Overview Horoscope
Lead with your heart this June, Leo—you don’t really have a choice! As eclipse season begins, major change is in the air. And you’ll be asked to dive deep into your heart and soul to plan your next moves. Luckily, you prefer to operate from these places instead of being stuck in your head. And the stars are indeed BUSY this June, serving up two game-changing eclipses and two retrograde planets (Mercury and Neptune) on top of the four (Venus, Jupiter, Saturn AND Pluto) that are already in reverse.
There will be sudden events that come on like a whirlwind mixed with slowdowns and obstacles to navigate. The pacing could get odd and confusing—but then again, what’s NOT weird about 2020 so far? Luckily, many of us have become pretty masterful at adapting to change over these past couple months. Now you can really put these new skills to good use.
Let’s start with the eclipses, which happen at new and full moons. Eclipses sweep in and turn business-as-usual upside-down. June’s duo will unleash a flood of feelings. On June 5, a lunar (full moon) eclipse lands in Sagittarius and your fifth house of passion, self-expression and creativity. Come out, come out! The spotlight will be on you now, and one of your talents could gain recognition from an unlikely source. Be ready to stage those Instagram Live interviews or to take a socially distant strut down the virtual red carpet.
Long-overdue romance could finally be in the air…and you probably won’t see it coming. Of course, with love planet Venus retrograde through June 25, you may experience a bit of uncertainty—or just the standard COVID complexities of trying to create passion in a pandemic. An ex could even surface as the star of this dramatic (and unpredictable!) spring/summer love story. With curveball-throwing eclipses, expect the unexpected. Since the fifth house rules fertility, Leos of the childbearing set could have surprise baby news to share.
This is the kickoff of a brand-new eclipse series that will touch down on the Gemini/Sagittarius axis between now and December 2021. You’ll learn important lessons about drama and detachment—when to get fired up and when it’s better to remain coolly objective. Friendships and romances could be reshuffled under the transformational touch of these eclipses, too.
This is all happening against the backdrop of Gemini season as the Sun makes its annual pirouette through the sign of the Twins, heating up your eleventh house of teamwork and technology until June 20. If “Zoom fatigue” hasn’t become a real thing for you yet, it will now—so you’ll need to mindfully manage your screen time. The upside? Your REAL social life could get a long-overdue boost. Even if it means gathering in smaller groups with masks and/or a few feet of distance, you’ll take it! In our opinion, no sign has suffered under quarantine quite as much as the affectionate and gregarious Leo. Here’s hoping you get to (safely) make up for lost time.
Enjoy those low-key barbecues and raucous reunions while you can, though. On June 20, your energy could crash for a bit as the Sun slips into Cancer and your twelfth house of rest and solitude until July 22. The summer solstice kicks off your annual “sleepy month.” Tie up loose ends before Leo season arrives in four weeks—and your energy comes roaring back. Keep gatherings more intimate for now. Or escape for a mini-retreat with a good book or a close person who don’t require you to be “on” all the time. Let someone else play entertainment director for a change.
Above all, take care of your well-being Even as restaurants and public spaces reopen, the world’s not out of the pandemic woods yet. With the Sun in this low-power sector of your chart, you need to keep your immune system strong. Be sure to get a solid eight hours of shuteye when you can and avoid taking on too many responsibilities.
On June 21, the second eclipse arrives—this one a solar (new moon) eclipse in Cancer and this same mellow twelfth house of your chart. It’s also the grand finale of a two-year eclipse series on the Cancer/Capricorn axis that began back in July 2018. For the past couple years, these eclipses have been reshaping your approach to health, wellness and spirituality. One part of you has become much more pragmatic and organized while you’ve also honed your intuitive chops. You’ve learned when to “lean in” and when to let go and surrender to the divine guidance of the universe.
That will serve you well this month because from June 18 to July 12, Mercury—the planet of communication, technology and travel—will be retrograde in Cancer, seriously testing your Zen. A Mercury transit through your foggy twelfth house can be hard enough on its own: Your focus drifts and your patience runs short. But throw in a retrograde, and your mind could feel like a muddled mess some days! On top of that, people could be serving up guilt trips, and you’re susceptible to taking the bait. Raise your guard against emotional blackmailers or smooth-talking charmers whose offers are too good to be true.
How to use this cycle productively? Well, the twelfth house rules the subconscious and intuitive realms. This is an excellent time for forgiveness work or processing old emotions. Keep a journal bedside. Your subconscious will be especially active now and your dreams could be richly symbolic, helping you resolve what your waking mind can’t parse. With Mercury in this nostalgic sector, a (happy) trip down memory lane could connect you to positive feelings. Page through old photos, connect to nurturing loved ones and make sure you have plenty of support if you’re dealing with a loss or transition.
And if that’s not enough emotion for you, from June 23 to November 28, hazy Neptune will spin retrograde in Pisces and your eighth house of intimacy and joint ventures. Your passion could cool for a certain someone or for a project you were lit up about earlier this month. With the fantasy planet slowing its roll, you’ll stop viewing this situation through rose-colored glasses. And Leo, that ain’t a bad thing! But it might send you tumbling down from Cloud Nine and thinking about the financial and emotional realities of getting into bed with someone—whether literally or symbolically.
If you’re not feeling supported emotionally—or satisfied sexually—Neptune’s backspin sounds the call to talk it through. Set aside any guilt and address the issue, being sure to take full responsibility for your part instead of playing the victim. While you’ll want to address this with an appropriate amount of delicacy, you also need to see that the other person can handle the truth and is willing to work to transform this issue as a team.
Leo, the mark of a strong alliance isn’t that things are “perfect” and you never have any problems. It’s how well you tackle the inevitable problems as a duo. So even if Neptune retrograde interrupts your blissful honeymoon phase, snapping out of denial will serve you best for the long haul. Got some emotional baggage of your own to sort? This is a great time for more intensive work with a therapist or healer.
Before you sink TOO deep into the emotion ocean though, the wider world comes calling. On June 27, energizer Mars begins an extended trip through fellow fire sign Aries and your expansive ninth house. The red planet will blaze through this visionary sector until January 6, sparking projects in entrepreneurship, education and publishing. A career change, Covid-related or not, could be in the stars for you—especially if you’re ready for greater independence. Take those big ideas and develop them for liftoff!
Travel falls under the ninth house’s domain, but given the conditions of the world, you may not be able to take advantage of this part of the transit fully. You might start collaborating with someone in a faraway location or packaging your brilliant ideas into a virtual masterclass.
The month ends with a June 30 meetup between expansive Jupiter and potent Pluto—the second of three rare alliances. As these two powerhouse planets unite in Capricorn and your analytical sixth house, take a look at the habits and systems that hold up your life (the first was April 4 and the last will arrive November 12). The sixth house also rules health, and with both planets retrograde at this conjunction, you’ll want to prioritize self-care. Even if the rest of the world is unmasked and enjoying social gatherings, take precautions and be smart. If you’re feeling stressed or worn out, don’t overpack your schedule. It’s okay to opt out of invitations, no matter how deprived of human connection you’ve been. There WILL be more opportunities, Leo!
The Jupiter-Pluto meetup reminds you to honor your limits with people. While it can feel deeply rewarding to give back, are you giving at your own expense? And if you’re quietly gaining the upper hand by steering the ship, examine any underlying control issues here. No judgment—it’s human. But micromanaging can backfire, saddling you with a bunch of responsibilities you don’t want. Between now and the final Jupiter-Pluto meetup on November 12, free yourself from any codependent dynamics and aim for a healthier balance with everyone.
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