Love is in the air this week because romantic Venus enters heart-centered Leo for an extended four-month visit, blessing us with her fiery beauty. It’s time to grace others with our generosity, although we’re happier if we’re seen and heard now. A cooperative Mars-Jupiter alignment raises our hopes while an anxious Sun-Pluto connection makes it tough to reach satisfaction. Luckily, the self-discipline can help us restrain our intense emotions.
This promises to be a week of profound reflection. As Saturn regresses back into Scorpio, you may be tempted to look back and think about how far you have come in the last months, however your time would be better spent thinking what the future has in store for you. You have entered a period of rethinking both your identity and your objectives. These are not small changes. You will need every ounce of energy at your disposal to make it through this time of transition.
This emotional clean-up phase continues until September 17th. This restructuring planet was in Scorpio from the Fall 2012 until December 2014, helping you plunge the depths of your being. It drove you to explore your hidden shadow, requiring that you heal and release old wounds and other emotional baggage.
Venus’ shift into Leo on the 9th means that pride and passion are the names for the way we feel about love, or money, or both. We will feel that we need others respect and we will adore any attention. Adoration of others is also a strong impulse.
The second week in June brings the focus to working within and behind the scenes. Working for the common good is what is needed, along with nurses, energy healers, or spiritual and licensed counselors. If you are working on your bucket list, this is a good time to check off a couple of items.
Just know that it is important that your heart is engaged in your activities, especially those associated with love and money. Over the summer months, prepare for a realignment of your priorities and values stirring up within you.
Monday morning opens with some minor emotional challenges, so know that you will not be moving quickly and that includes rush hour traffic. Joy picks up as the day progresses.
Wednesday the 10th is an excellent day to meet with new people and explore innovative ideas. Harmonious planetary aspects suggest you spend your time with happy and positive people during the middle of this week. An intimate get together, or dinner and sharing with close friends is what’s called for.
On Thursday, Mercury ends its three-week retrograde period and on Friday, spacey Neptune begins its annual five-month retrograde cycle. Watch out for other drivers and people too focused on their cell phones as they will be off in their own little world-which doesn’t work well in traffic. Meditate in a dreamy location to take advantage of this shifting energy. A Taurus moon on Saturday is good for social and sensual pleasures, or accomplishing practical projects around the house.
The energetic Gemini sun aligns with athletic Mars on Sunday morning. Sex, exercise, or other expressions of physical enjoyment are favored. Task-master Saturn retrogrades backwards into Scorpio on Sunday, suggesting intense emotional healing and release begins until mid-September. This final stretch run will be easy for those who have done their emotional processing; not so much fun for those who have been actively avoiding or admitting to the need of emotional release. Get ready to relax and have some summer fun and to enjoy yourself throughout the summer months. It’s just what the doctor ordered.