June Horoscope By Alex Trenoweth Professor of Western Astrology
When a normally straight-talking person such as yourself suddenly starts coming across as all coy and polite, of course other people are going to wonder what on earth got into you! You couldn’t be sneaky or subtle if you tried. Rather than using all your energy up on trying to pull the wool over the eyes of others, isn’t it best just to come out and ask for what you need the first time around? Really, there’s no need for pretences this month. The days leading up to New Moon on the 5th June are an excellent time to take stock of your learning/training needs. Be decisive and be honest with yourself. An arrogant or know-it-all attitude is likely to land you in trouble and this will be all too apparent around the time of the Full Moon on the 20th June. This month is time for study and to eventually apply your knowledge to help others reach their goals. And in the process you will understand how you are helping yourself.
This month you will be looking at things with an enormously critical eye. There is nothing wrong with this of course but you do need to understand that other people do not share your need for such open honesty. That’s right: some people prefer to live in the dark and will actually resent having their foibles magnified under strong light. As perplexing as they may seem to you, be aware of the boundaries set by others—first impressions tend to last a long time in this celestial climate. The days leading up to New Moon on the 5th June will give you an opportunity to prepare for some serious decision making with regards to values and finances. If you are buying, selling or trading you need to ensure you take extra care over the real cost of what is at stake. Take your time and insist that anyone else involved is patient with the decision-making process. The Full Moon on the 20th June will reveal some very good reasons for all the caution and care.
What’s gotten into you? It’s the question on everyone’s lips! Gone is the friendly banter, departed is the cheery demeanour and vanished is the light hearted adaptability. And in its place? Well, you are absolutely in no mood for playing games. You are tired of messing around—and you’ve let everyone know it. So now you are going to have to play by your own rules. It’s a rather oppressive corner you’re painted yourself into but it is exactly what you need in order for you to face up to the serious limitations that have prevented you from achieving your goals. The New Moon on the 5th June is a good time to bring in the no nonsense business-minded people who will not only protect your best financial interests but will add much needed structure and order to your life. By the time of the Full Moon on the 20th June, it will be apparent that this kick up the backside, as painful as it is, will help you build bridges for future use.
Well you knew it couldn’t possibly last, didn’t you? Those lovely, relaxing duvet days are about to come to end and it will be nose-to-the-grindstone once again. And there’s so much to be done (and you know it!). Much of your energy this month will be put into re-organising yourself and getting down to all those little tasks you’ve been putting off for some time. Yes, you will need to get your head out of the clouds and concentrate. The New Moon on the 5th June is a time to make some firm decisions with regard to the direction you need to take: resolve to stick to your action plan no matter how many setbacks you have experienced in the past. By the time of the Full Moon on the 20th June you will realise you are on the verge of making some serious progress towards all those goals you have been setting for yourself. And isn’t it about time? A new you is a lot closer than you would have thought.
You have always been one to be concerned with how you look to others but this month, your concern extends to being concerned about who are your seen socialising with. There’s nothing wrong with having an ego (we all have one) but when one bolsters one’s own ego at the expense of someone else’s, there is a problem. And the problem is this: you spend so much time worrying over putting out the right image that you forget you’re supposed to be having fun. The New Moon on the 5th June is an excellent time to consider the best way to get ahead without stepping on someone else’s feelings (hint: think manners). Remember, people are paying very close attention to how you are managing you. By the time of the Full Moon on the 20th June, you will be very relieved you had made the decision to be a kind and noble person rather than one who gets ahead by scoring cheap shots over an inferior competitor.
This month you will be focusing on your reputation. Whilst it’s fair to say you are always careful about your reputation, the effort in coming across as charming and elegant will be appreciated. As someone who enjoys the intellectual pursuits of life, putting on the Ritz may not seem to be your cup of tea. But really, how much extra effort would it take to lay on a bit of extra zing? This month is your month to stand out in the crowd. The New Moon on the 5th June is a good time to consider what kind of image you would like to cultivate and to take steps towards reaching that ideal—in whatever manner makes you feel comfortable and attractive. And other people will appreciate the effort. By the time of the Full Moon on the 20th June, you will understand just why it was so important for you to have a way of expressing yourself in such a public manner.
This is a month for demonstrating your knowledge and skills. It isn’t so much about showing off your intelligence or one-upping the wise guy but rather it’s about finding a careful balance between supporting the underdog yet guiding him/her to the right path. And the only way to do that is by knowing and researching your own answers and sharing with others your own search for truth. No one is expecting you to be perfect or to never having made any mistakes. This month is about honesty and fortitude in the face of circumstances that seem to challenge your moral fibre. The New Moon on the 5th June is an excellent time to lead a training session (no matter how casual this might be) in order to support the learning processes of others. It will be very clear why your wisdom and experience are needed. By the time of the Full Moon on the 20th June, you will begin to see how your insights have attracted just the right people to make your dreams come true.
This is a great month for you to spend some time reflecting on your motivations. What makes you feel like you need to pursue it? And please, don’t take the easy way out and say “money”! There is something within you that burns to be articulated. What is it and how can you find more opportunities of expressing it? You’ve recently experienced a number of so-called setbacks that may be leading you to wonder why you are here on this earth. You may even think you’ve been doing things the wrong way all this time. But this isn’t the case—you just need time to find that inner motivation. The New Moon on the 5th June is an excellent time to reflect on extrinsic rewards and how you need to be recognised for your efforts. By the time of the Full Moon on the 20th June, it will be very clear that you are at last ready to ask for what you want.
It may feel as if you have lost your way but this is only a chance for you reach into the depths of your imagination to work out where you should go to from here. We all lose sight of our targets every now and again but try to see this is an opportunity rather than an obstacle. Rest and recuperate: you’ve been working so hard recently and you deserve a breather (and don’t be mad if you think someone is messing up all your good work). The New Moon on the 5th June is a great time to consider who should be on your “dream team”. Yes there are people besides your good self who are fully capable of carrying on with the work you have started: delegate those responsibilities! By the time of the Full Moon on the 20th June, you will begin to see that not only does this save you time and energy, it also saves you money and resources.
Usually it’s you who’s doing all the hard work but this month, you have the knack for finding the right person for the job. Your magnetic charm and attractiveness works its wonders on your colleagues. And, of course, this means you get to put your feet up whilst someone else does the hovering. Does this mean you won’t get anything done yourself? Hardly! With all the little details left to someone else, you can really sink your teeth into the bigger things that need to be done. In fact, as the month goes on, you may feel more and more that the “real” work is never ending. So be it! This is your chance! Use the New Moon on the 5th June to re-launch a whole new routine and schedule to incorporate those big plans of yours. By the time of the Full Moon on the 20th June, you will truly feel you have accomplished something worthwhile. This, of course, only means you have more time for the next Big Thing.
You may have been feeling as if your tried and trusted habits are preventing you from finding new paths—and in many different ways, the traditions that have kept you safe and feeling secure are the very ones that kept you from exploring new grounds. This is a month for stepping outside of expectations. You’ve been playing it very safe for the past few months. It’s like you’ve completely forgotten you are the groundbreaker of the zodiac! The New Moon on the 5th June is a great time to step into the limelight and show everyone exactly what you are made of: you are unique and different and all should celebrate that very fact. You need to surprise people with all that knowledge you have accumulated through simple observations. By the time of the Full Moon on the 20th June, you will be ready to reveal your extra special plan to unite people together. Wow, will you surprise folks with your outrageousness!
If there is one thing you like then it’s getting in touch with your emotions. This month, whilst you may get your wish, you may not be quite so sure it is what had hoped it would be. Be aware that, as sure as the sun shines, there are some blabbermouths out there. What can you do? The only thing to do is to play them at their own game—get it all out there in the open and ensure they do the same. It’s a bit like a standstill. The New Moon on the 5th June is a good time to take emotional inventory: what can you afford to reveal and what must you keep to yourself? Just remember that extravagance can lead to casualties. By the time of the Full Moon on the 20th June, you will see that the most influential people will be the most impressed when it is revealed that you kept your cool under the most challenging circumstances.
Alex Trenoweth MA (CAA), DFAstrolS, MAPAI
Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology
Alex Trenoweth, MA (CAA), MAPAI is an award-winning astrologer and schoolteacher who has gained recognition for her tireless and innovative education of adolescents. Her unique expertise in these fields, coupled with groundbreaking research, led her to her write Growing Pains, a book aimed at supporting parents and teachers using astrology. Alex’s articles have appeared in astrological magazines across the globe and she lectures extensively. She was voted “Best International Astrologer, 2015” by the Krishnamuti Institute of Astrology and will be returning to India in May 2016 to be a professor of Western Astrology and Secretary General of International Affairs. www.alextrenoweth.com Skype: AstroAlex1984