Welcome to June, sweet Cancer crab. Your season kicks off this month, and there’s plenty to celebrate. Unfortunately, thanks to Mercury retrograde and a chaotic lunar eclipse, the end of May was rather stressful. Thankfully, life chills out when Mercury goes direct in Taurus on Friday, June 3, creating a clear pathway for communication and easy travel for the rest of your birthday season.
The next day, on Saturday, June 4, Saturn, the “task maker” of the zodiac, goes retrograde in Aquarius. Saturn governs rules and responsibilities, which may sound like no fun, but thanks to the community-oriented influence of Aquarius, this retrograde sees you doing what you do best, Cancer, and that’s spending quality time with the people that you love. Remember, it’s your birthday season, which means honoring your loyal friends, family, and lovers, who will always show up for your party. It also means letting go of toxic exes who still pull at your nostalgic heart.
Mercury enters its home sign of Gemini on Monday, June 13, helping you handle any difficult conversations involving personal possessions with grace. Whether this sees you asking a roommate not to borrow your clothes without asking or having a conversation about money at work, the planets align for peaceful discussions about challenging topics.
Remember, sweet Cancer, you’re ruled by mother moon, so lunations affect you more than others. Tuesday, June 14, brings a bright full moon in bossy Sagittarius, which can cause otherwise calm conversations to turn into petty fights. Thanks to summer and birthday activities, you’ll be plenty busy this month, so if you need a night to stay in and Netflix and chill, the full moon is a great time to lay low.
Your season kicks off on Tuesday, June 21, sweet crab, which also marks the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. While your birthday season encourages you to let others love you, and shower you with attention, try not to crawl into your crab shell. You’re a sign associated with deep friendships and family, but you can also put up emotional walls. Your assignment this Cancer season is to lower them and let love in.
When Venus, the goddess of love, money, and beauty, enters flirty Gemini on Wednesday, June 22, you feel called to play with summer looks or get a full-on birthday makeover. From butterfly liner to razor bangs, there are many swoon-worthy trends to play with. An ideal night to stay in and enjoy self-care and beauty is the new moon in your sign on Tuesday, June 28. While full moons are dramatic and primal, new moons offer a fresh start, whether writing down personal goals or simply playing with pastel eyeliner.
Also, on Tuesday, June 28, creative Neptune goes retrograde in its home sign of Pisces. While the dreamy planet is retrograde, you’re asked to embrace new ways to enjoy life. This means picking up a new hobby or, as discussed earlier, working on lowering emotional walls so that you can wholly enjoy your intimate relationships. And if that sounds daunting, know that there are plenty of affordable therapists happy to help you through this journey. Happy solar return, Cancer, and see you next month.