Intensity is your jam, Scorpio, so why pretend otherwise? With the Sun in Gemini and your scintillating eighth house—the zodiac zone that's governed by Scorpio—you'll be in your element until June 21. Dive deep into researching, plotting and enjoying your obsession du jour. With mental Mercury also in Gemini until June 12, you can untangle any knotty emotional or financial issues—your own or someone else's. Just make sure that your new unofficial role of therapist doesn't distract you from your own duties. It will be all too easy to tumble down rabbit holes this month!
The June 13 Gemini new moon kicks off a new chapter around your closest bonds and mergers. From a joint business venture to a sexy soulmate connection, your focus will be on "power coupling" now. Between this and the corresponding Gemini full moon on November 23, a collaboration could crescendo. Enjoy the passionate meeting of the minds, hearts and/or souls, but do all the digging you need if you're not ready to make things official. Take your time to explore the possibilities of a permanent merger and ensure that everyone's most important needs will be satisfied. Think of the next six months as an energetic engagement period before you put a (literal or symbolic) ring on it. If the chemistry and connection are really right, your due diligence will be rewarded.
Father's Day is June 17, and, serendipitously, the moon is in heart-centered Leo, ruler of your paternal tenth house. Spending quality time with your favorite father figure will be a no-brainer. Keep plans simple and structured instead of just going with the flow. With la luna in this upscale part of your chart, splurge this year: perhaps a brunch reservation for a chef's tasting menu, great seats to a show or a chartered helicopter ride for an hour. (Split the cost with siblings or a few other people, and it won't cost that much more than a nice meal.)
The second half of the month takes a different tone, as Neptune and Mars turnretrograde, bringing the total retrograde-planet count to five. Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto are already in their slowed-down cycles, and these newcomers put the world in an even more reflective state. Action could stall on an important project or goal. Rather than get frustrated, use this summer to handle unfinished business and tighten your existing plans.
Luckily, you'll get a balancing burst of optimism once #CancerSeason begins on June 21 and the Sun makes its four-week voyage through the sign of the Crab, heating up your worldly and adventurous ninth house. Once your wanderlust kicks in, take some vacation days, exploring new curiosities through travel, workshops and learning. Got an idea for an indie side hustle? Play with a few possibilities. This is your month to branch out—you never know what your options really are until you take a risk and try. With expansive Jupiter retrograde in Scorpio until July 10, you might be ready to implement a few trial projects next month, when the red-spotted planet wakes up and gets you pumped to take a chance.
Back to this month's retrogrades: The first U-turn is nebulous Neptune, which will backtrack through Pisces and your fifth house of love and self-expression from June 18 to November 24. A smooth-talking ex could resurface, or you might have second thoughts about a love interest. For couples, compassionate Neptune won't be as available to help you smooth over conflict with sweet talk and denial—a blessing in disguise, perhaps.
Watch for passive-aggressive people who stir up drama then act innocent, making YOU feel like it's your fault (the official term is "gaslighting"). Distance yourself from divas and attention seekers who drain your energy this summer—and if you find you don't miss them, maintain that healthy space after Neptune turns direct. You don't have to clean up their messes, Scorpio. With codependent Neptune in "sleep" mode, this is your chance to let others be accountable for their actions. Use the extra time to do any romantic repair work or to pick up a passion project that got back-burnered.
From June 26 to August 27, intensifier Mars will be retrograde—mostly in Aquarius and your fourth house of home and family. This could stall plans to move, renovate or expand your progeny—or add a layer of tension to any domestic affairs. Combative Mars could ratchet up the tension under your roof with relatives and roommates.
With stressful Mars in this brooding backslide, you could feel claustrophobic, and you'll be extra sensitive to "stuck" energy in your home, workspace or any place where you spend significant time. Transform that cabin fever into Feng Shui fever: Give cluttered areas a Marie Kondo-style space-clearing, ditching (or packing away) possessions that don't "spark joy." Light a sage wand or three and follow a few practical tips from the Simple Shui blog to give your sacred spaces more oxygen!
Speaking of air, you have a powerful chance to clear it on June 28, when the year's only Capricorn full moon illuminates your third house of communication. With maturity planet Saturn hovering close by, put on the big-Scorpio pants and have "the talk." If need be, follow these great stepsfor having difficult conversations. Goal-oriented Capricorn energy helps you focus on the desired outcome, not harp on the problem. Use these mediating moonbeams to forge a win-win scenario. Exciting news could arrive at this full moon, and an idea you've been working on since January could come together at last!
With amorous Venus in Cancer and your worldly ninth house until June 13, you'll be adventurous and willing to try new things. Travel opportunities could crop up, and if you've got the time and funds, pack a bag and go! This open-minded and open-hearted cycle is great for meeting people who aren't your usual type. Don't be too quick to move on after "hello"; a few more sentences might reveal that there's real chemistry there. A cross-cultural or long-distance affair could be just the thing to spice up your summer.
The first couple days of the month are especially hot. When Venus aligns with expansive Jupiter in your sensual sign on June 1, you'll feel especially confident and eager to take a chance on romance. In a relationship? This sweet sync-up can deepen your bond and inspire you to express your true feelings. On June 2, the love planet forms another harmonious trine, this time with dreamy Neptune in Pisces and your passionate fifth house. You might step out of your guarded character and share a fantasy—all the better if you've got the right partner in crime to help you enact it!
But for all the feistiness and independence you're feeling, there's an equal and opposite pull toward the sentimental and familiar. With intense Mars in Aquarius and your foundational fourth house all month, emotions could be extra-strong—and all over the map. Before you react, take a few steps back to assess the situation more objectively.
Mars turns retrograde in June for two months, which could leave you prone to mood swings and even depression. There may be a family drama to deal with, or you might have second thoughts or regrets about opening up to someone. If you were all set to move in together and that plan stalled, take it as a sign that there are still a few things left to negotiate.
When Venus parades into Leo and your future-oriented tenth house on June 13 (until July 9), you'll get more serious about what's next, in both your career and your love life. Singles could meet someone at work or an industry-related event, or an enthusiastic colleague might volunteer to play matchmaker. Couples can have some serious conversations about shared goals and where you both see yourselves one, two and five years down the road. Even as she's cruising down the freeway, the love planet will hit a few speed bumps in the second half of the month. On June 14, she squares off with erratic Uranus, possibly putting you and your S.O. at odds in an unexpected way. A week later, on June 21, she forms a tense opposition with passionate Mars, which could tear you between head and heart. Finally, on June 25, Venus clashes with expansive Jupiter in your sign, which could leave you craving room to roam. You don't HAVE to walk away from a solid union; just give yourself enough personal space to detach from other people's demands so you don't grow resentful.
June 14: Venus-Uranus squareAre you on the same page for the future? Someone's instability or lack of clear direction might be making it hard to plan ahead. Your desire for excitement could be at odds with your attempts to lock in a long-term commitment. Finding the right balance of security and autonomy may take some creative compromise.
The divine is in the details this month, Scorpio. With the Sun in Gemini and your focused eighth house until June 21, you've got the stamina to tackle a project that needs your microscopic attention. From taxes to spreadsheets to investing, your long-term finances are calling. Tune in while mental Mercury is also here until June 12, and you'll get through the most grueling parts. The June 13 Gemini new moon helps you turn over a new fiscal leaf. This lunar lift could bring a joint venture or real estate opportunity. If you can pool your talents and resources for mutual gain, why go it alone, Scorpio?
Action planet Mars is hiding out in your domestic sector until August 12. Carve out a niche where you can get productive or give your home office a makeover and cleanup. You'll be super productive and inspired at Chateau Scorpio, so even if it's just a zoned-off corner of the coffee table that you can claim, mark your turf! And do it before Mars turns retrograde for two months on June 26. After that, friction will rise under your roof. Freelance Scorpios: Consider joining a coworking space or even commandeering a friend's spare room (or desk or kitchen table) if you need to get work done above the fray. Once the Sun enters Cancer on June 21, you'll have a month of blue-sky dreaming ahead, so carve out time for those visionary projects that are more about passion than practicality. Have you gotten consumed with an office microdrama or burnt out by long hours staring at eight-point typography? Pull yourself out of tunnel vision and shift your settings to wide-angle. The June 28 Capricorn full moon could bring a powerful pitch meeting or an opportunity that involves writing, teaching or media.
June 27: Sun-Saturn oppositionSomeone's gloomy comment could burst your balloon or cause you to lose faith in one of your big ideas. While it's never a bad idea to double-check your data, there's no reason to give up on your dream! Everyone experiences the occasional moment of self-doubt, but don't let fear of failure stop you from trying!