Work/life balance is likely to be an issue this month, except that it doesn't need to be. It all comes down to attitude, whether you choose to see work/life balance as a challenge or an opportunity. For what you have this month is strong personalities in play on both the home and professional fronts and by midmonth they will be in opposition, locked in a battle of wills. Yet the reality is, with Saturn and Pluto both in retrograde motion in your career sector and new doors not opening on the job front until August, but then kicking off the busiest months of 2019, you can afford to pace yourself.
While the Sun was always going to return to your home and family sector on 22nd June and since Pluto's return to your career sector in 2008 has had to navigate around this, Mars refuses to do that. Mars will have the focus on home and family matters all month and where you are not able to devote the time you want or need to, he will fight back. Yet in reality, work/life balance is something that will not only benefit your home life, but your professional life as well. The incentive to get it right will come in the form of Mercury's return to a playful part of your chart on 27th June. A better balance between work and play is the perfect incentive to make work/life balance a priority.
What can also help keep things in perspective is an adventurous Full Moon on 17th June. Positioned right in the middle of the month, the roots of this adventurous Full Moon run deep. As the only Full Moon while Jupiter is in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery, this is something that won't be easy to ignore. This is at the very point of the month when work/life balance could be an issue, with a valuable chance to put things in perspective. Key to any kind of balance is communication.
While your birthday month ended last month, as it does at this time every year, as you move into the new month you are still not ready to commit to this new solar year and the journey ahead. And you can blame, or should that be thank Venus, your ruling planet for that. Until Venus leaves Taurus on 9th June, your heart is still having its turn in deciding what you want from the coming year. Because Venus is your ruling planet and the planet that rules through your heart, after the mechanics of getting your new solar year up to speed is over, it now comes down to knowing what you want from this new solar year.
It is when Venus leaves Taurus on 9th June that she will join the Sun in your income sector, where as the planet of money she brings you to what are often the most lucrative weeks of any year. Held back by a retrograde phase last year, Venus has been lagging behind the Sun, which means she is late to arrive and therefore late to leave each area of your chart she visits. Venus only returned to Taurus in the final days of your birthday month, but she catches up with the Sun 13 days before he leaves your income sector. Venus will be here when the Sun is confronted by a Full Moon in your financial sector on 17th June.
This is a Full Moon that falls here at around the same time each year, always at some point during the Sun's month long visit to your income sector. Yet this time you have the planet of luck on the financial side and the planet of money on the income side, turning this and any financial tension this might create, into an opportunity for a breakthrough on both fronts. Speaking of breakthroughs, there is plenty of potential for communication breakthroughs this month, with Mars in your communication sector all month and Mercury, the planet of communication here from 5th June to 27th June.
From the get go the lines are blurred between the past, present and future and especially on the personal front. With Jupiter in his second full month in retrograde motion in your relationship sector, all the relationship focus is on the past while Venus, the planet of love is in a nostalgic part of your chart until 9th June. At the same time that Venus is taking your heart on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, this is also holding you back from fully embracing this new solar year. That is despite the fact that Mars has recently moved through and there is a New Moon on 3rd June.
This is the New Moon that always falls at some point during your birthday month, creating an opportunity to commit to your new solar year, the future and the journey ahead. Even with Mercury, the planet of communication and your ruling planet is leaving Gemini on 5th June you should be finalising your game plan and resolutions for the coming year. Yet it is likely to feel like you are waiting for something, that heart and soul aren't engaged or ready to commit to anything. What you are waiting for is Venus' return to Gemini on 9th June, finally giving your heart a voice. Venus is here for the rest of the month, staying on after your birthday month ends on 22nd June.
One important theme developing this month is that of balance. This is especially so when it comes to a balance between your personal and relationship needs and a balance between money coming in and money going out. A Full Moon in your relationship sector on 17th June will confront the Sun during the final days of your birthday month. This is something that happens at this time every year, but with Jupiter in your relationship sector, a need for balance is present all month. At the same time, Mars is not only spending the whole month in your income sector, where some real breakthroughs are possible, but is navigating a need to balance this with an ongoing focus on money matters as a whole.
June is always a month of two halves for you, for this is the month when one solar year comes to an end and another begins. The closer you get to the Sun's return to Cancer on 22nd June, the more likely you are to find that the lines between the past, present and future become blurred. For while the Sun returns to Cancer at the same time each year Mercury and Venus, who travel with the Sun can arrive earlier. This creates a situation where you have planets in Cancer, opening new doors while your old solar year is still playing out. Yet while Mercury will return to Cancer on 5th June, it will be to find that Mars is already here.
Mars has already spent nearly seven weeks in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart, so a lot of the navel gazing and the recharging of batteries that takes place at this time of year, has already been done. Mars returned to Cancer five days before the month long wind down of this old solar year began, so the lines between the past, present and future have been blurred from the get go. What you will find, is that while there is still a need for time to hear yourself think, you won't be as exhausted as you often are at this time of year.
A big feature this month is a need for balance and due to the fact that until 22nd June this is still your old solar year, one of the main areas is knowing when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off. Yet another important area where balance is a priority is on the personal and relationship fronts. Mars has returned to Cancer to find a lot of planetary activity on the relationship front and he will confront those planets midmonth. As your personal and relationship needs clash there could be some tension. Yet at the same time that it is all about balance, it is also all about having the communication lines open. Fortunately, you have Mercury, the planet of communication in Cancer from 5th June to 27th June.
From the get go there appears to be two conflicting forces in play, but in reality, they both want the same thing. On the one hand, you have Venus, who in her final days in your career sector is supporting both planets in your work sector, creating some friendly conditions on both the job and career fronts. Yet on the other hand, with Mars spending the whole month in a nostalgic and reflective part of your chart, the wind down of a nearly two year long Mars cycle could be taking the wind out of your sails. Mars is fighting for time out to hear yourself think, where your professional life is fighting to keep you busy.
Or at least that might be the impression. With Saturn and Pluto in their second full month in retrograde motion in your work sector, they want to take things slowly and once Venus leaves your career sector on 9th June, any urgency will dial back there as well. In fact, this will reveal that there never was any and it was more that a growing sense of job and professional confidence was addictive. It wasn't that you haven't been able to ease back professionally and more that you didn't want to. By keeping things in perspective you will appreciate that both sides are fighting for the same thing.
With Mars returning to Leo early next month, June is a valuable chance to recharge your batteries. The real push to slow down will come midmonth, which is what makes the timing of a playful Full Moon on 17th June so auspicious. At the same time that there is a call to know when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off, the incentive to embrace a balance between work and play appears. This is also an important month for personal and professional networking, with a lot of focus on all aspects of your social life.
While it is unlikely that this month will be as busy as the last two months have been, especially professionally, it is still important to hold onto and embrace the adventurous influence at the start of the month. It was Mars' departure from your career sector last month that ended what is likely to have been a busy seven week period, with the Sun and Mercury having returned five days later. With a New Moon here on 3rd June, Mercury here until 5th June and the Sun until 22nd June, that professional momentum continues.
This might not be as manic as during Mars' time here, but this is still a professionally charged month. Yet until she leaves an adventurous part of your chart and joins the Sun in your career sector on 9th June, Venus is working to make this count. At a friendly aspect to Saturn and Pluto in a playful part of your chart, there is a chance to establish a balance between work and play that you can maintain all month. Especially as work/life balance could be an issue this month, especially around the time of a Full Moon on 17th June.
This is a Full Moon that falls at some point during the Sun's month long visit to your career sector, so at this time every year, but has a lot more punch this year. Another incentive to make work/life balance a priority is that this is a stunning month for friendship and relationship building. This is something that began last month and will continue throughout June and into July. With Mars involved, this makes June an important month for personal and professional networking, friendship and relationship building. This is something that can be channelled into professional developments this month, but also just as easily into your personal life.
June is always a month of two halves for you, with the Sun always starting the month in an adventurous part of your chart, but ending the month in your career sector. While the Sun's shift from one to the other on 22nd June is something that happens at the same time every year, it is common to have an overlap between the two, with Venus or Mercury often moving ahead of the Sun. This year Venus is lagging behind, but Mercury's departure from an adventurous part of your chart and return to your career sector on 5th June should be the point when the overlap begins.
In reality, the overlap has already begun, when Mars left an adventurous part of your chart just five days before the Sun returned and is already in your career sector. Mars will spend the whole month here and supporting Neptune on the job front, there is a lot of excitement from the get go. It was a Full Moon in your income sector during Mars' early days that triggered an explosion of income, work and career potential. Until the Moon comes full circle from that Full Moon, from 13th June to 15th June, untapped income potential is still running its course.
Yet from the get go there is a need to be aware that work/life balance is being policed, even more so than is normally the case. In the lead up to a total solar eclipse in your career sector early next month, the Sun's return on 22nd June and Neptune turning retrograde turn on the job front on the same day, there is a lot of professional excitement and a lot to be excited about. However, Mars will find himself in opposition with Saturn and Pluto on the home front midmonth and this will put a balance between your home and professional lives to the test. If you make this a priority from the get go, you will avoid letting things come to a head.
Professionally speaking, you have not only reached a quiet point in this professional year but with Mars spending the whole month in an adventurous part of your chart, there is a chance to take a break. While work and job matters will never go completely off the boil, the planets remaining in your work sector after Venus left last month are in no hurry. While they will keep the wheels moving, they are playing a long game. With Mars and the other planets returning to an adventurous part of your chart this month on friendly terms with Neptune in a playful part of your chart, there is a chance to find a better balance between work and play.
With the Sun not returning to your career sector until later next month, the biggest danger isn't that by easing back you will lose your momentum. The biggest danger is not appreciating how important it is this month, to actively work to find a balance between work and play, exploiting this month's adventurous and playful conditions. For while it is true that the Sun won't return to your career sector until later next month, with Mercury returning on 27th June and Mars early next month, another busy chapter is just around the corner. Another thing that it is important to make time for, is Venus' final days in your relationship sector.
Held back by a retrograde phase in 2018 Venus, planet of love was late returning to your relationship sector this year and is therefore late to leave. Until leaving on 9th June, Venus is working to inject some magic into your relationships, after the Sun wrapped up his relationship housekeeping last month. As always the Sun will keep the solar spotlight on your financial situation and money matters during the first three weeks of June. With Jupiter in your income sector and a Full Moon there on 17th June, there is a need to be mindful of a need for balance between money coming in and money going out from the get go.
From the get go there is a need to make balance a priority and especially when it comes to a balance between your personal and relationship needs and between money coming in and money going out. What you have is some strong energies in play in your two money houses and the focus that is always on your relationships at this time of year, coming into conflict with Jupiter in Sagittarius. Any balance issues on both fronts are due to come to a head midmonth, giving you time to ward off any issues.
Any planet returning to your relationship sector this year was going to eventually move into opposition with Jupiter, in retrograde motion in Sagittarius. As your personal and relationship needs clash, if there is an imbalance there will be some personal and/or relationship tensions. This could happen when the Sun moves into opposition with Jupiter on 10th/11th June and when Venus moves into opposition on 23rd/24th June. Yet halfway between the two, a Full Moon in Sagittarius on 17th June will also put this to the test.
At the same time, Mars who will spend the whole month in your financial sector, firing up your financial passions and fighting spirit, will move into opposition with Saturn and Pluto, in retrograde motion in your income sector midmonth. In both cases, it is all about balance and all about strong personalities on each front refusing to compromise. At the same time that this will expose any balance issues between personal and relationship needs this will also expose any balance issues between money coming in and money going out. Yet you have the planet of love helping out on the relationship front and Mercury and his smart head for money helping out on the financial front. If you make balance a priority from the get go, this can create some auspicious breakthroughs.
Until now, while you have had the South Node in Capricorn and the North Node in your relationship sector since November and they are policing a balance between your personal and relationship needs, you haven't yet experienced the full force of this. Yes, when the Moon moves through Capricorn and your relationship sector each month this will temporarily create some tension between the two, but this is fleeting. With no planets in your relationship sector but Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, there has been more weight on your own needs.
While that is good news for you and this is personally empowering, knowing that a balance between your personal and relationship needs would eventually be put to the test, this is creating an imbalance. And with a total solar eclipse in your relationship sector early next month and a lunar eclipse in Capricorn two weeks later, both sides are coming into their own. The planet that will bring things to a head is Mars, who is spending the whole month in your relationship sector, will oppose both Pluto and Saturn midmonth. For the first time this year, this is an even match.
Yet while this could create some personal and/or relationship tension, that is only if you choose not to work with this, either putting your own needs first no matter what or letting your relationship needs dominate your own. It is all about balance and fortunately with Mercury, the planet of communication in your relationship sector from 5th June to 27th June, there is a chance to turn this into something empowering on both fronts. This is on top of the support you already have from Neptune, in your communication sector. Another area where balance might be an issue is when it comes to knowing when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off.
There are definitely some mixed messages this month, but only if you think you have to pick which one to listen to and follow. For as Mars spends his first full month in your work sector in nearly two years, this has the potential to be the busiest month of the year. However, with a total solar eclipse here early next month, this is just a stepping stone to potentially major new developments next month. Yet as the Sun always spends the first three weeks of June in a playful part of your chart, finding a balance between work and play could be a problem or at least a challenge.
In reality, this is likely to be your saving grace. There is a lot of excitement on the professional front this month. You not only have Mars in your work sector all month, but Mercury here from 5th June to 27th June and the Sun from 22nd June, the ramifications from a professionally charged Full Moon late last month are having exciting implications across the income, work and career fronts. There is no doubt that this is an exciting month professionally, but there is a catch. Mars and Mercury will find themselves in opposition with Saturn and Pluto, in retrograde motion in a more nostalgic and reflective part of your chart midmonth.
This could create some work tension and job pressure, especially if you don't know when to keep your work hat on and when to take it off. Mars will want to push on regardless, but this is a case of an unstoppable force coming up against an immovable object. Saturn and Pluto won't take no for an answer and will demand that you pace yourself. Yet from the get go there is a solution, with Mars' busy work pace and the playful solar vibes the key to finding a balance between work and play from the get go. If you are open to taking your work hat off when you get the chance, this can't turn into a problem.
There are two different themes developing this month, which not only makes sense of a Full Moon on 17th June but turns this into an opportunity. The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of June in your home and family sector, with the solar spotlight always on home and family matters at this time of year. At some point during the Sun's month long visit, he will be confronted by a Full Moon on the career front, usually at the least active point of your professional year. This is usually a short, brief work/life balance reminder and is then not mentioned again.
However, the Full Moon in your career sector on 17th June is the tip of a large iceberg and with new doors opening on the job front 10 days later, this is an exciting point of the month professionally. For while you have a Full Moon here at this time every year, it has been 12 years since lucky Jupiter was here and after seven months there is a huge amount of untapped professional potential that this is able to trigger. This could even trigger unexpected developments on the income front as well. So when your home and professional lives clash midmonth there will be equal power on both fronts, with work/life balance reminders anything but subtle.
Yet this is the solution to another problem you have, which is finding the right balance between work and play. For while this is an exciting point of the year professionally and by the end of the month there will be opportunities developing across the income, work and career fronts, there is also a need to make time for play. For while the Sun will always return to a playful part of your chart on 22nd June, you have Mars here all month and with a total solar eclipse here early next month, this is something that needs to be taken seriously. There is no policing of a balance between work and play but work/life balance is being policed and by addressing that, the other becomes a lot easier.