June Horoscopes

Aries. 3-21 to 4-19. 
Of all the signs, it is you that is the natural leader. This month gives way to those attributes. Whether it is a partnership, intimate relationship or even a group setting, communication is the all mighty topic. Others want to hear what you have to say and then follow your lead. While you assume this title of commander in chief you must be careful not to shoot from the hip. Being careless can tarnish that image. Not only does business get moving but also the social life picks up. Old friends come out of the woodwork and want to get together. Whether you realize it or not you ignite their hormones. After dinner and drinks, it’s time to limit the conversation and move on to your place for dessert and if time permits, breakfast in the morning.

Taurus. 4-20 to 5-20. 
You’re usually a pretty calm and collected person. Circumstances in life may begin to irritate, annoy and aggravate you on a daily level. Remember it’s not your fault, so don’t take this frustration home with you. You need to learn to let things go. While you would rather spend that income tax on clothes, your conservative nature will pay off bills. You’ll feel much better about that. Opportunities that could alter business or your personal life start manifesting. Don’t sit on this. These are genuine and could bring material or more intimate rewards into your life. Time to feel that heartbeat, what or who is making it beat faster. Time to examine the word passion.

Gemini. 5-21 to 6-21. 
There may be some minor personal problems this month that cause you to reach for the Kleenex box. The majority of which come from out of state. We all go through this sooner or later in life. Those physical problems that have sent you from one doctor to another prove to be nothing. One big problem solved. There’s another element of life that will put a smile on your face and that is an abundance of money begins to flow into your life. Whether it’s stocks, trust funds or a visit to a casino, good news has finally arrived. Get on the phone and start making appointments with the salon, massage therapist, the doctor for Botox and head for the mall and update that wardrobe. Surprise the love of your life with a romantic weekend out of town.

Cancer. 6-22 to 7-22. 
You need to continue making not only personal changes to yourself but also to your home. Have patience, this won’t go smoothly, but you will get things finished. It would be great if there were some social reasons, like a family or school reunion that could get you out of town for a few days. No!  Then invent a reason to go someplace. You need to relax and get away from work. That same energy that is creating the urge for change gives an attitude of doing what you want to do and saying no to what you do not want to do. Revolutions are always for our best interests. Your charming nature and excellent tastes for food and drink bring the opposite sex into your life and they want to know everything about you. Don Juan is alive again.

Leo. 7-23 to 8-23. 
Well, talk about being saved by the bell. Nothing like waiting for the last minute for blessings from the planets. Many of the dramatic problems that have been consuming all of your energy begin to be solved. You are now able to fend for yourself. That diet that you’ve been on is really working well for you and look for changes at work or to begin a new job. More and more people want to know who you are and how can they get a hold of you. Definitely time to give out your number. The mindset is to better organize and prioritize your life and it’s surroundings. Every detail is scrutinized and the clutter that has been suffocating your lifestyle is thrown away. Try and do things one step at a time, so your dreams don’t get away from you.

Virgo. 8-24 to 9-22. 
With the New Moon on the fifth and the Full Moon on the 18th in the signs of Gemini and Sagittarius, you may have your hands full this month. You’ll need some extra B complex because business is non-stop and that will take its toll on you physically. Look for long hours and for people to even call you at home because they need your advice. Now the person that is supposed to hold your hand and give you love and support is nowhere to be found. It’s just that they have their own agenda that they are consumed with their own ego. Try not to fly off the handle here and vent all your frustrations on the person you love. Let them know you need their love so that maybe you both can put a few hours into each other and digest the physical passion of the collective whole.

Libra. 9-23 to 10-23
The New Moon on the third is in the sign of Gemini, which is an air sign like you. You’re all about communication. It’s one dream after another and your ideas are getting ahead of you. You need to stop and be objective and just a little bit more rational about what you want to accomplish. It isn't that you can’t move forward with new objectives and goals, it’s just that you need to define more clearly what is viable and what is not. Certainly one or more of things that you want to do not only for business but your personal life can be very successful. It’s the planet Jupiter that is cause of your problem. It causes one to want the opulence of life to the point of being extravagant in the here and now. In other words you want it all. Then, later on you have to pay dearly for it. Time to be smart and sit down and talk out what you want to do with people that you trust. Don’t worry about the love life. It’s very much alive and oh so addictive.

Scorpio. 10-24 to 11-22. 
The planet Mars wants to hold your hand this month. No, this is not what you want. It deals with accidents, cuts, burns, inflammations and migraine headaches. So you need to obey the rules and calm down and put to sleep that impulsiveness that can get you into trouble. With that said, let’s get on to the good stuff. Things that have been on the back shelf or that you needed to finish up are addressed. With the past now behind you, a new attitude that provokes you into new expressions of being bring very unique and original opportunities into the work and relationship area. New people from out of state help implement new secure foundations. You now become the detective and solve all your problems. And the love life, well Scorpio’s are all about sex, it’s just a matter of who with.

Sagittarius. 11-23 to 12-21. 
You’re all about the higher mind and this month it’s put to the test. With three of what we call the personal planets, Sun, Mercury and Venus in opposition to your Sign you can expect day by day problems that become easily resolved but yet tax the mind with tension for the few hours that they effect you. You may find yourself repeating things to others. They just don’t understand what you’re talking about. The more time and energy you spend on yourself and the things that you want to do the easier life will be for you. This is a good time to experiment and explore in life but not a time for any kind of radical changes. The right part of the brain is alive and well this month so listen to your intuition and get out and enjoy music, art or other creative areas of interests. Remember that the past comes into your present life. Enjoy the moment but don’t let history repeat itself. Don’t stay in it longer than you have to.

Capricorn. 12-22 to 1-20. 
It’s not that you’re not going to enjoy the month, it’s just that other elements of life have filled your daily planner. So look for a very regimented time period. It’s time that those invitations you accepted have come due. You’ll feel much better when you get there because others are so very happy that you’ve taken the time to be with them. The same with work, it’s a little boring because there are no challenges. Life sort of stands still. We are void of self-confidence and self esteem. Nothing to do to prove how worthy you are. Get out of this moment and get to the video store and rent nothing but comedies. Now if this doesn’t work then get your friends together because you need some serious medication and start doing shots of tequila. Time to get rid of the suit and tie.

Aquarius. 1-21 to 2-18. 
There are no dull moments this month. The New Moon on the third begins the renewed life. The past is now behind you, even emotionally. The changes in the home and career breathe visions of what your future is going to be. New friends and new places to go, new objectives and doing things that life has denied you. Oh happy day. It is this new found appreciation of the self and life that causes others to recognize your confident demeanor and then reward you with new responsibilities and new relationships. This should be a very productive time for you. Have a party to celebrate your new job or home and act surprised with all those house-warming presents. There is also someone that wants to tuck you in bed.

Pisces. 2-19 to 3-20. 
There’s no middle of the road this month with you. Life makes you happy with travel, social events, and weddings. The less conservative you are the bigger the smile on your face. Anything that has to do with educational matters, such as graduating or taking tests is very rewarding. Even reading or attending seminars is thought provoking. The other side of life can wipe the smile off your face. There are people around you whether they are friends or lovers that will disappoint you. Things that they say can be very hurtful. Please don’t give them the benefit of doubt. They meant to do that and no it’s not anything you’ve done to deserve this. Take a break from these so-called friends and just tell them you are busy for a while until you objectively see how they fit in your life or not. While work is very good for you, some of your so-called friends want something for nothing. If they don’t want to pay you, then they need to trade a service with you and that’s the way it should be.

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