The middle of the year is now upon us and that means it’s time to check in and see how far we’ve come with a Full Moon in Capricorn marking our cosmic 6-month review.
For most of this month, the Sun is on a jaunt through the busy, sociable sign of Gemini, signaling a time for being open to outside perspectives and collaborating with others to help us see our vision through. The New Moon in Gemini on June 13th marks the beginning of a new 6-month cycle of inviting in more networking opportunities and the chance to share our message with the world in exciting ways that will inform, entertain, inspire and aid others.
However, the Full Moon in Capricorn on the 27th marks the end of a cycle, one that started just as we began 2018. This will be a time of looking back at how far you have come with your goals for this year and checking in on what still needs to be done to get on track.
Two of the headlining events for this month include the beginning of Neptune’s annual retrograde cycle on the 18th and the rare occurrence of Mars also going into retrograde on the 26th. While Neptune Retrograde is common enough may just cloud our vision a bit when it comes to picturing our ideal reality, Mars Retrograde brings frustrations, roadblocks, or a lack of energy to plow ahead towards our goals for the next 2 months. This is meant to remind us of what is really important to us, where our real passions do and do not lie, and to help us examine if we are really going about our aims in the right way.
How will all of these cosmic influences be affecting your life & career specifically? Find out more below…
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ARIES / ARIES RISING
(March 21 – April 19)
Although you’re usually one who loves to fly solo and be the one to call the shots, this is a good month for reaching out to collaborate with others. For most of June, the Sun will be moving through your 3rd house of Social Networking. How can others around you help you further your mission? Reach out and ask like-minded souls if they’d like to put together a joint effort that will bring mutual benefits in other to further both of your causes much more quickly than you could on your own!
The New Moon in Gemini on June 13th is especially ideal for calling out to the universe to ask it to bring you more people who share your interests and want to hear your message. Meanwhile, the Full Moon in Capricorn on June 27th will bring the culmination to career efforts you’ve been putting in over the past 6 months. This will be the ultimate time to check in on your progress for 2018 and see how far you’ve come since the beginning of the year as well as how much further you’d still like to go when it comes to reaching your big career goals.
Once Mars Retrograde hits on the 26th, however, this may make it a little more difficult for you to charge ahead, especially because this is the planet that rules your sign! Try to get your most important projects off the ground before the last week of the month and keep in mind that retrogrades are always there to teach us something. This one, in particular, will help you get clear on your true passions as you experiment with the very best way to go about them. If something really matters to you, you won’t let frustration hold you back.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
(April 20 – May 20)
After last month’s big Full Moon in Sagittarius helped you uncover some of the weak spots in your business or financial plans, this month is calling out for you to ask yourself what you really want if you could ideally have things your way. For most of June, the Sun is highlighting your 2nd house of Values, Desires & Goal Setting. By the New Moon in Gemini on the 13th, you’ll want to decide for yourself what kinds of rewards you’re truly seeking from the work you’re putting out, whether this is a certain amount of money, a particular lifestyle, a feeling of admiration from the people you serve, or some other boost of self-confidence that will help you measure your future success.
On the flipside, the Full Moon in Capricorn on the 27th will bring up to the surface the culmination of important life lessons you’ve been learning since the start of the year. This Full Moon will illuminate your 9th house of Education, Exploration & Self-Discovery and it’s the perfect time to look back on all of the ways you have been expanding your horizons as well as looking forward to what more you would still like to explore before 2018 ends.
There’s a slow period coming up at the end of the month as Mars makes its way into a rare retrograde in your Career Zone of all places. If you find yourself lacking the motivation to boost up your work efforts, then please know it’s completely normal! It’s okay to rest, and if you can take some time off from charging ahead with new projects and focus on tying up the things you’ve started in the past, this the retrograde period from June 26 – August 27 can still be proactive for you.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
(May 21 – June 20)
It’s your season, Gemini! And it’s time to re-evaluate your relationship with yourself. Who you are becoming is not the same person you’ve always been. You may have felt a longing to do something new or to portray yourself in a new light. Listen to the inner voice that is leading you to become more in tune with your authentic nature and go full force with a new project that you feel is important to you! The New Moon in Gemini on June 13th will be the ultimate time to begin a new chapter in your life as you step into more of the person you want to be.
On the flipside, the Full Moon in Capricorn on June 27th will fall in your 8th house of Business & Finance. While there is a chance that you may receive an opportunity to earn more money for your efforts, you may also be much more aware of how much more you want or need to make. Go over your finances and check in with yourself on your 2018 goals and strategies. How much do you really need and what do you need to do to start getting closer to that goal as we move into the 2nd half of the year?
Mars has recently entered your 9th house of Education, Exploration, and Self-Discovery, urging you on to get out and explore more of what this big world has to offer through travel, learning, or even teaching something yourself. But once Mars begins backtracking into retrograde on the 26th, you might find that your drive and motivation begin to slow down. Heading into July and August, it may be a better time for exploring your internal landscape more than the world around you. Dive into a good book, learn about a subject just for fun, and try not to put any pressure on yourself to leap into any new territory in the outside world because it won’t be unusual for you to feel like you’re walking through mud until this retrograde ends in late August.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
(June 21 – July 22)
It’s an amazing month to get back in touch with what makes you tick, Cancer. As the Sun moves through the last chapter of your yearly cycle through Gemini and your 12th house of Spirituality, you’re getting a chance to take a step back and look at the higher vision behind your life & work. You may be tired of going through the motions and need this time to reconnect with your Higher Self. What really matters to you and how can you use your past experiences and future hopes to shape the rest of this year so it will be fully in alignment with what you feel you are here to do? The New Moon in Gemini on June 13th is the time to call your desired wish out to the universe and start taking solid steps to make it come true.
Meanwhile, Venus is finishing up its run through your sign until the 14th, bringing blessings and good vibes your way to help you attract more of what you want into your life. And the Full Moon in Capricorn on the 27th will fall in your 7th house of Relationships! This can be a big month for deepening your connections with another person (whether romantic or business-wise) as well as coming to terms with any imbalances you may find within these type of situations so they can be fixed.
When Mars heads into retrograde at the end of the month, it will be affecting your zone of Business & Finance. Try to use your fuel to work on bringing forth any money-making schemes earlier in the month, because once this retrograde hits, you may find your progress to be quite slow. In reality, Mars Retrograde will be helping you find more passion-inducing ways of earning a buck, but it might feel like touch and go for a while as you sort through your options.
LEO / LEO RISING
(July 23 – August 22)
Who are your people, Leo? For most of this month, the Sun is moving through your 11th house of Community & Friendship. This is a wonderful time to reach out and show your ideal clients, customers, or friendship connections how you can help them and what makes you the right person to solve their problem. If you have an online business, you may want to introduce a new freebie, webinar, or resource that helps your ideal audience get better acquainted with your work. Offline, this is about getting into your community and making new friends! The New Moon in Gemini on June 13th is the best time to ask the universe for a bigger chance to be of service to those around you in the way that feels best and most fulfilling for you.
Starting on the 14th, Venus will move into your sign, suddenly attracting more opportunities for love, money, and admiration your way. This only happens once every year and a half, so try to make the most of it by being open to receive! Meanwhile, the Full Moon in Capricorn on the 27th will be lighting up your Daily Work & Wellness sector. If you haven’t been taking good enough care of yourself, this Full Moon will show you all the ways you could be improving your habits & routines. But it can also spell a work opportunity that will allow you to have a more enjoyable schedule. In any case, don’t be afraid to reflect and revise as needed!
With Mars heading into retrograde in your 7th house of Relationships at the end of the month, you may find that relationship issues or even client relations begin to slow down. Until the end of August, don’t frustrate yourself by pushing forward with situations that don’t want to budge. Take a deep breath and do what you can, but understand that this time will not be the best for productivity in general!
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
(August 23 – September 22)
As the Sun moves through your Career Zone for most of this month, it’s a wonderful time for boosting up your career efforts and focusing on the type of work you feel most called to do. How can you make a bigger impact on the world around you? This may require stepping out of your comfort zone in order to show yourself and spread your soul gifts on a bigger level. The New Moon in Gemini on June 13th is the ultimate time to begin a new chapter for your career that can get you exactly where you want to be within the next 6 months, so don’t be afraid to dream big and visualize a reality that you would more than love to step into!
With the Full Moon in Capricorn falling in your 5th house of Fun & Creativity on the 27th, this will be an amazing time to manifest more opportunities to enjoy your life and see a creative project come to culmination. You may also uncover a feeling or desire to have more fun, so pay attention to the inner voice that is trying to tell you exactly what you need to feel more fulfilled in creating a healthy balance between work and play (or maybe you can even find a way to combine the two!).
Towards the end of the month, Mars will begin slowing way down in preparation for going into retrograde on the 26th. Unfortunately, this will all be happening in your 6th house of Daily Work & Wellness, which means working on your health and creating a better work/life balance may feel like a losing game for a while there. Don’t lose heart though – it’s not that you can’t make any progress, it’s just that it might feel slow. Use the next two months to get in touch with what most nourishes your inner self on an emotional/spiritual level and you will find that these good vibes will naturally radiate into your outside world with much less effort.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
(September 23 – October 22)
This is a really exciting time of year for you, Libra! The Sun is currently cruising through your 9th house of Education, Exploration, and Self-Discovery, helping you open your mind to new possibilities and ways of living and being within the world. Your willingness to experiment and explore new subjects could lead you to embrace a whole new situation that can add a fresh dose of magic to your life and maybe even your career. The New Moon in Gemini on the 13th is the ideal time to get clear on what new and exciting things you want to bring into being next whether it’s through travel, learning, or even being the one to teach others about the things you find most interesting.
On the other hand, the Full Moon in Capricorn on the 27th can bring up to the surface any issues related to your home, family, or long-term future plans. Perhaps there are things within your home or the way that you relate to your family that you feel ready to change. As we reach the midpoint of 2018, this will be a good time to check in with yourself over the progress you’ve made towards your goals since the start of the year, but also what needs to be done to get you where you want to be within the next 6 months.
With Mars heading into retrograde in your zone of Fun & Creativity on the 26th, you may find yourself faced with writer’s block or an inability to figure out how to take action on your creative ideas. That’s because Mars is the planet of action, and without this forward-moving drive and motivation, you may feel like you’re not making much progress. Aim to embrace the slower pace and try to use the next few months to finish up old projects while asking yourself where your true creative passions lie because this passion can still fuel you even in times when your motivation is low!
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
(October 23 – November 21)
Are you making the kind of money you really need to make? This month, the Sun is illuminating your 8th house of Business & Finance. It’s time to revisit the bigger picture behind your earning and financial management strategies to see where the weak spots lie in your business plans. How can you harness the assets you already have to take you even further faster? Seek out simple ways to work smarter instead of harder whether by raising your rates so you can focus on fewer clients at a time (and less stress for you!) or by introducing a new offering that lets you use your existing skills to your advantage. The New Moon in Gemini on June 13th will be ideal for imagining what you would like to happen in the next chapter of your money love story!
With the Full Moon in Capricorn falling in your 3rd house of Social Networking on the 27th, a collaboration or networking opportunity may finally come full circle. While this could certainly be cause for a celebration, you’ll also want to assess whether these opportunities have really been taking you where you thought they would or if a new approach to your outreach strategy is being called for in the future.
Although Mars has recently brought a boost to your Home, Family & Long-term Security to help you charge ahead with home projects or opportunities to create a comfier nest for yourself in the long run financially speaking, this planet will slow things down when it heads into retrograde on the 26th. With enough passion, you can still power through, but try not to become confused or frustrated if you don’t feel like there is much progress being made with your most important projects over the next few months.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
(November 22 – December 21)
When you really need help, are you able to admit it? This month, the Sun is moving through your opposite sign of Gemini and your 7th house of Relationships. A light is being shined on how you relate to the people closest to you, whether romantically, business-wise, or other people in general. Even if, in your head, you feel quite invincible, you may find that it’s actually more enjoyable when you have other people’s support on your side. The New Moon in Gemini on June 13th is a good time to check in and ask yourself where you could use some aid, and what you’re really looking for in a partner, healer, or other form of helper.
With the Full Moon in Capricorn on the 27th comes the opportunity for increased earnings as this one will be lighting up your 2nd house of Values, Desires, and Goal Setting. This is a time of receiving what you want for all of the hard work you’ve been putting in over the last 6 months! This could be in the form of love, money, admiration, or another way you measure your self-worth. You’ll also want to check in with yourself and dig deep to uncover anything else you might still be craving.
It might seem like your collaborations with others are getting an extra boost this month – and it is – because Mars is moving full speed ahead through your 3rd house of Social Networking, triggering connections and opportunities to share your message left and right. However, this planet of motivation and drive will, unfortunately, be slowing down and turning around on the 26th, bringing your own motivation and drive along with it. Be smart and try to get a lot of your social networking strategy planned in advance if you can and you’ll save yourself some frustration down the line.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
(December 22 – January 19)
It’s time to get your life on track, Capricorn! For most of this month, the Sun is moving through your zone of Daily Work & Wellness, highlighting the need to get more organized with your daily routines to avoid burning out and give yourself the support you need to enjoy the work you’re doing more. If you’re too busy to take care of your overall well-being, then it’s time to re-evaluate your priorities and check back in with what matters most. On June 13th, the New Moon in Gemini will be the ideal time to set a new intention around creating a greater feeling of flow when it comes to your work/life balance.
Meanwhile, this month’s Full Moon on the 27th will be falling in your sign. You’ve made some big, ambitious plans for yourself this year, so this will be a good Full Moon to check in on your progress, celebrate how far you’ve come, and get clear on how much further you still want to go. Even more importantly, what do you need to do to reach those goals without over-extending yourself or making your life completely miserable in the process?
With Mars going into retrograde towards the end of the month, there may be a slight slowdown when it comes to receiving the things you want in life as this planet of action & motivation moves backward through your 2nd house of Love, Money, Values & Goal Setting. Look at this as a test of your commitment to making your dreams come true, but don’t let it hold you back from continuing to try. If you are really passionate about your goals, you won’t let a few snags stop you, so if the frustratingly slow pace starts getting you down over the next 2 months, take some time for yourself to regroup and remind yourself why you want this and respect yourself enough to treat yourself with compassion and self-love.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
(January 20 – February 18)
You’re naturally a very creative and innovative person, and this month is the time to let it show. With the Sun moving through your 5th house of Fun & Creativity for most of this month, you are meant to take your grand ideas out of your head and make them real. Whether or not anyone has asked you to do this, all you need to do is follow your creative spark wherever it may lead you, and the right people will naturally take notice and absolutely love what you’re doing, too. The New Moon in Gemini on the 13th will be a wonderful time for envisioning the ideal outcome for any exciting passion projects you’re working on.
On the other hand, the Full Moon in Capricorn on the 27th may be a bit of a doozy. It will be lighting up your zone of Spirituality & Deep Reflection, unearthing any hidden fears or worries that have subconsciously (or not so secretly) holding you back from believing in your dreams so you can clear them away and move into a more prosperous period. Remind yourself of all of the times you have accomplished something you weren’t sure you could, and you’ll come to understand that you can push those worries aside because you really do got this!
Mars Retrograde doesn’t often come around, but this time the planet of action & motivation has decided to call your sign home for its once-every-two-years retrograde pattern. The good news is that, for most of the month, you’ll have extra passion and drive to stand in your power and assert yourself as your authentic self, but on the 26th you may start feeling like things aren’t moving along quite as quickly as they were before. When it comes to working with this energy (or lack thereof), the next 2 months will be better for finishing up old projects rather than charging ahead on anything new.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
(February 19 – March 20)
This month is all about finding your comfort zone, Pisces. For most of June, the Sun is cruising through your 4th house of Home, Family & Long-term Security, bringing family issues up to the surface or even having you rethinking your home situation. Your roots from the past may run deep, but they don’t need to control you in the here and now. The New Moon in Gemini on the 13th will be the perfect time to make a wish for how you would like your home & family situation to improve and envision where you would like to see yourself by the end of the year.
At the end of the month, the Full Moon in Capricorn will be lighting up your 11th house of Community & Friendship. All of the hard work you’ve been putting in to help others around you will finally come full circle to remind you how far you’ve come in your community outreach efforts since the start of the year – so you can celebrate and begin to think of what more you’d still like to do before the year is up!
You may be feeling an extra boost this month to deepen your spiritual connection and explore fascinating new realms within your consciousness as Mars moves through Aquarius and your 12th house of Spiritual Pursuits. However, on the 26th, Mars will slow down and begin to move backward, and you might find you are not making quite as much progress through your spiritual studies, so it will be best to focus on fully integrating the ones you’ve already learned.