Ethical Hedonist June Horoscope By Alex Trenoweth
June is a month beginning with a Full Moon in adventurous Sagittarius and ending with both a super charged Jupiter (the planet of fortune and luck) and a super charged Venus (the planet of love and beauty). Both of these planets have been called ‘Benefactors’ since antiquity so this month is looking pretty fabulous indeed. Don’t forget to make a wish upon those benefactors when they line up with the Moon in regal Leo on the 20th June the day before the Sun moves into the tender sign of Cancer. PS Mercury stops its retrograde motion and moves direct on the 9th. Yay!
It’s time to think about what you want to achieve next. Will it be academic greatness or would you rather put your money into something that leads to greater freedom? Whatever you decide, this is a good month for investing in your education. Sign up for a course that will make you happy and allow you to express the creative genius in you. Later in the month, if you haven’t made a commitment, you are likely to fritter away opportunities and become distracted by things that might look good on the outside but offer no long lasting sustenance. The new Moon on the 18th invites you to clear the decks and focus on the things that really matter: home and family. Make sure you spend time with loved ones and appreciate what they have taught you. As they say, time stops for no man (or woman) and you, dear Aries, are no exception.
You’re the businessman/woman of the zodiac and no one doubts that. But are you getting your priorities in a muddle? This question will be foremost on your mind as the month of June opens up. Yes, there’s a lot to do–and lots of money to be had—but sometimes you just want to get through the day without the kerching of the cash registers distracting you. What on earth is wrong with you, some people might ask. Well, you’re questioning the true value of things in your life and you might be noticing that the people you had been reliant upon as you grew up are getting older. Time is passing by and suddenly nothing seems more enticing than spending more time with the people you call family. And why wouldn’t you? You have a lot to be proud of so enjoy reminiscing on where you have come from and how far you have progressed.
All eyes are on you, Gemini so you had better know what you’re talking about. Fortunately, you’re someone who is as erudite as the next person—but you do have the knack for sticking your foot in your mouth. You may think everyone will benefit from your knowledge but you have the tendency to forget about people’s feelings. And guess what? It only gets worse as the month goes on and before you know it, you’re apologising and buying out all the stock at your nearest florist to make amends. Before things get to this stage, stop and ask yourself if what you’re saying is a) reckless and pointless or b) just downright useless. That will help avoid a lot of unnecessary misunderstandings. It may not be the most fun of life lessons but it will save you a lot of time, money and trouble.
Before we go any further, take a couple of seconds and read the horoscope for Gemini. Now who do you think is going to be the one who listens to everything everyone says and looks for a reason to be offended? That’s right: oversensitive, over picky you. Instead of walking around like a human sponge, develop strategies to protect yourself. Is someone blabbering on about something that doesn’t pertain to you? Ignore them. This month is a glorious month for you to focus on what youvalue: and hint, it isn’t the trivial stuff. Get a new’do, buy some new clothes and strut your stuff, baby. This is your month to shine and to bask in the appreciation of others. So don’t pay attention to what the ‘little people’ say. Do it your way and you won’t go wrong.
OK, I concede: it’s your turn to be in the spotlight so make sure you look good for the cameras. Yes, it’s time to dust off the tiara, polish the sceptre and let someone else take the corgis for a walk. Bask in your friendships, dear Leo but be aware of the clingers. It may be time to weed through your address book and update your friends list but first you may want to try reaching out to people who you haven’t heard from in some time. Just because you’ve lost contact doesn’t mean they don’t love you anymore. Spending time with people from your past is a wonderful tonic for an ego that has been a little repressed lately (to put it mildly). Remembering the way things used to be is an excellent way to shake up those brain cells, put a smile on your face and to be grateful for all you have accomplished.
Why does everyone let you do all the work? Because you’re so good at it of course! Despite taking pride in doing a thorough a job, you may be under the impression it’s time to do something a little more meaningful and long lasting. And it is but you may not know exactly what it is you should be doing or how you should be going about it. For this reason, you need to let your subconscious work for you. Meditation or keeping a dream diary or just spending some time listening to music will allow that overworked brain of yours enough peace and quiet to figure out which direction you should take. By the time of the New Moon on the 18th, you will be ready to put some new ideas into motion and as the month goes on, there will be no stopping the changes you will be making.
For months you’ve been biting your tongue and by now you’re quite tired of playing the diplomat. However, before you start singing like a proverbial canary, you do need to remember people really are paying attention to you and taking you a lot more seriously than you believe. Yes, that means they will remember every detail you say. Do bear in mind, on top of all your other talents and abilities, you are a diplomat and your manners are second to none. You may even find the things you’ve wanted to say will actually be said by others (leaving you looking completely innocent). This is a great month to throw the party of all parties: you will be surrounded by friends you never knew you had and will attract people you never thought you would include in your inner circle.
Nothing makes you feels more secure than counting your blessings. And your money of course. As fun as it is to take stock of all your wealth (in whatever form it may be), there are some serious decisions that have to be made at the start of this month that will have long term consequences on your income. However, that is not to say this is a bad thing! If you want recognition for all you do in the workplace, then this is the month to cultivate it. The challenge for you is to accept compliments gracefully and without self-deprecation. Step up onto centre stage and let the boss slather you with praise and then head straight to the staffroom and boast about it. It may not be your style but these golden opportunities don’t happen very often so take advantage of them while you can.
This is a month of personal fulfilment but after the first week, it can all feel a bit anti-climatic. What to do? Why not try to teach others what you have learned on your long journey? For too long you have been ignoring the things you’re good at because you think you have more important business to attend to. Whilst you certainly are a person of many talents you are also very quickly emerging as a person with great gravitas. In the past you may have called that ‘boring’ but anyone who knows you understands that your zest for life has meant that you are full of joie de vivre and passion. Don’t keep your life lessons to yourself—share them with others. It will truly put a smile on your face. It’s time to step up to the plate and let everyone know what you’re really made of.
The month of June starts with a bit of a ‘bang’ for you. With your home life being unsettled and your work life being so hectic, who can blame you for just wanting to get away from it all? Sure things are a bit, er, challenging, but that’s no reason to avoid people or to lock yourself away. It may very well be the last thing you want to do but the first two weeks of June is an ideal time to put the paperwork down and get some sunshine. From New Moon on the 16th things start to get crazy again and you’ll be starting all manner of new projects and by the end of the month you’ll be so glad you had some down time.
Is the internet really the friend you think it is? Whilst technology can give you the perfect excuse to avoid dealing with real people face to face, from the start of June you will be questioning if living your life in a space of information overload is really the place for you. Friends you haven’t heard from for years drop by your house to have real conversations and family (especially the younger members) give you unexpected joys. Put the gadgets away for the first couple of weeks this month and have a look at how much things have changed. You’ll start to realise that not only have other people changed but you too are no longer the same. Do you like what you see in the mirror? If not then it’s time to treat yourself to a bit of a makeover starting with cutting that hair of yours.
If you’re feeling emotionally wobbly, there’s no place like home. Punch your pillows, have a good cry and eat all the ice cream but get back in there. If you can hold yourself together and ride the rough seas at the start of the month, you’ll find there are rewards and recognitions beyond wildest measure because despite all your doubts, you are very much appreciated for all the things you do. If you’re the type of Pisces who thinks ‘organisation’ and ‘tidiness’ are dirty words then it’s time to cash in on a few favours and ask for help. No one can be good at everything and a good clear out of some of the things you no longer need will give you more storing space for acquiring other precious things.
Alex is an acclaimed astrologer, teacher, author and winner of the coveted “Best International Astrologer, 2015” prize from The Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology. Although Alex works with people from all walks of life, she specializes in the astrology of adolescence and works extensively with parents and teachers of adolescents as well as with clients who are seeking to heal the wounded adolescent within. Her book “Growing Pains” focuses on taking advantage of the opportunities available for success to help people get the most out of life. On top of a busy writing and lecturing schedule, she is also a jazz trumpeter with the South London Jazz Orchestra.
Publisher, Apothecary Press (UK)