Take one giant step into the great unknown, Libra. The Sun is in Gemini, your ninth house of expansion, until June 21, putting you in a happy-go-lucky and positive state of mind. How many times a day do you pause to imagine just how much bigger your life can be? Try it. If your current dream is to design a high profile interior, can you think on an even more grand scale? (Heck, who says Buckingham Palace couldnt use a nice paint job or some new chintz pillows?) Boosting your motivation levels, go-getter Mars is also in Gemini all month, driving you to enterprising new heights. To run your fingers through the thick file of possibilities, you may decide to catch some inspiration in the classroom or just catch a wave in Costa Rica. On June 8, the Gemini new moon could bring in a swell of positivity, prompting you to roll the dice on a venture near and dear to your heart. Whether you take a decisive leap, a grand jet or a regular ol step toward manifesting your desires, the path will unfold in delightful ways over the next six months. Savor the surprises.
Adventure abounds this month, as fortuitous Jupiter spends its last month in Gemini, your ninth house of travel, optimism and higher education. For the last year, the planet of good fortune has been gifting you with opportunity after opportunity to get out there and explore this wild world. Perhaps you booked a spontaneous flight to Norway to see the fjords. Or maybe you dove into neuroscience courses, finally sating your curiosity about the brain. Your rosy outlook might have caused to take some risks, finally getting a start-up underway or sitting down and cranking on your novel-in-progress (which was previously only a novel-in-theory). Intoxicated by the existence itself, you probably left your comfort zone and havent looked back.
Hopefully, you kept a journal, recording your evolving ideas on spirituality, your life purpose and what you want most from your days on earth. Now, one of your grand, pie-in-the-sky notions or wild dreams could actually morph a long-lasting career patha yellow brick road that stretches for milesonce benefic Jupiter moves into Cancer, your tenth house of professional status and longevity, on June 25. In Cancer until July 16, 2014, Jupiter helps you establish yourself as a heavy hitter in your field. Get ready for what could be your most successful or expansive career year in over a decade.
Since Jupiter rules overseas travel, you could get a plum transcontinental gig, perhaps running an educational workshop in a foreign country. You may also relocate long-distance or simply rack up more frequent flier miles for your job. Since Jupiter rules publishing, you might even decide to put your life story and novel ideas into print (or pixels if the blogosphere is more your calling). If youve been paying your dues, you might be rewarded with a solid promotion or new responsibilities that enable to step into your Jimmy Choos with pride. With your mind on practical matters, you might enroll in an MBA program, or sign up for another advanced degree. Acquiring skills and credentials might even translate to greater earnings down the road. A gilded opportunity to speak in public, wearing the rightfully earned mantle of expert, could also appear. Even if you feel a little queasy at the thought of declaring your authority, feel the fearand do it anyway. You deserve the fame coming your way, and Lady luck has your back. Since the tenth house can also signify important relationships with men, you might experience a profound shift in your relationship with your father and other men in general. A male, perhaps a mentor or a romantic partner, could play an important role in your growth.
A note of caution, though: from June 26-July 19, communication planet Mercury is retrograde (backward) in Cancer. You might not want to leap headlong into massive career changes, or dial up your dad to clear the air by letting him know youre still pissed about something he said in 1997. Use this reflective period to pause and assess your goalslike a midyear review. Back up data, especially work-related files, as Mercury retrograde can cause technology to misfire and computers to crash. This could be a good time to schedule a salary or performance review, or to reconnect with old colleagues and mentors.
After all the fanfare in your outside world, the month ends on a more personal note, as a Capricorn full moon lights up your fourth house of cozy domesticity on June 23. A family or personal issue that sparked near the January 11 Capricorn new moon could come to a turning point or completion now. Perhaps you were considering a move and now find the perfect new abode for your shabby chic dreams. Since the fourth house rules nurturing and femininity, events may feature your mother, child or an important female. Even if nothing major happens, you may carve out a day or two for rest and rejuvenation. Appreciating and enjoying your loved ones is also at the top of your agenda. Get your famous eggplant parmesan with Panko breadcrumbs going and spend an evening bonding and catching up over candlelight. Emotional connection now is a smart idea, since your fast-paced career could overrun your schedule in the coming months. Besides, the stronger your home base, the higher you soar.
Hello, long-term lovergoodbye, frivolous friends with benefits. Magnetic Venus spends June in Cancer, your tenth house of stability and accountability, lending a more measured and practical twist to your romantic life. The charming Casanovas might now start to seem more wearisome than exciting. Single Libras could get more interested in settling down, so finding a partner who is emotionally and financially self-sufficient is of the utmost importance. (Someone who spaces on paying the electric bill and is constantly scrambling for change to buy a latte is not going to be up your long-term alley.) Your relationship-oriented sign will always find pleasure in showering the object of your affection with unabashed love; as Libra poet ee cummings wrote, Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense. True enoughonly now, youre all about making sure your relationship meets some basic standards, a prerequisite for the happily-ever-after you so desire.
Since the tenth house also rules your career, you could someone special through professional activities. Maybe you host a meeting for local attorneys and one, in particular, catches your fancy. Or, if youre in a committed partnership, you might decide to launch a business with your sweetie. Just think of all the togetherness youll have, brainstorming over power lunches and applying your dynamic duo-ness toward a rock solid venture. Youre definitely happier when partnering up, so working overtime might just bring an added layer of romantic satisfaction. Hows that for covering your bottom line?
Speaking of fulfillment, abundance-giving Jupiter enters Cancer, your house of masculinity, on June 25, where it will remain for one year. During this 12-month stretch, youll have an opportunity to evolve your relationship to men, your father and masculine yang energy in general. Whether youre male or female, gay or straight (or anything in between) we all have within us masculine and feminine energy within us. Elegant Libras tend to lean toward the feminine, so this year is a grand opportunity to get more comfortable with your more assertive, results-oriented side and take some chances (as this woman did, when a unhappy engagement led her take some very direct action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUjoDY4pQQU&feature=youtu.be). Youll always have a receptive essence, but part of building a strong relationship with another person is balancing out these contrasting energies within yourself first. Highly recommended: check out the work of Libra Allison Armstrong, whos pioneering some fascinating workshops on the basic wiring of men and women, http://www.understandmen.com.
Before you get too heady about the yin and yang, you have some thrill-seeking adventures in store! Spicy Mars is in Gemini all month, lighting up your ninth house of global travel and cross-cultural connections. Suitors who come from different cultural or even political backgrounds might suddenly light your fire. If youre traveling, perhaps youll meet someone on the airplane or when youre taking a long walk on the white sand shores of Tulum. Caveat: if possible, try to complete all travel before June 26, when messenger Mercury turns retrograde (backward), a cosmic cycle that has been known to mess with even the most thoroughly plotted itineraries. Of course, if you gotta go, just pad your schedule with extra time in case of delays. And while youre stuck on the tarmac, why not strike up a conversation with that cutie in the seat next to you? Hey, you never know
Time to sail the wellness sea. On June 7, watery Neptune turns retrograde (backward) in Pisces, your sixth house of health and vitality, until November 12. This happened last year, tooyou might recall taking the summer off from a super-healthy diet, or perhaps getting bored with muscling through your usual fitness routines and fareand needing to seek out new ones. If your regular regimen hasnt had a spiritual component, this could change, since youre craving soulfulness 24-7, even when taking laps around the track. Perhaps you want to take a time-out from TRX and try a workout like Patricia Morenos Intensati (www.satilife.com), which mixes affirmations with a fun and thorough fusion of dance, martial arts, yoga and kickboxing. During this time, you may also become more aware of the link between your consciousness and your physical health. For an informative take on the mind-body connection, we recommend Dr. Lissa Rankins Mind Over Medicine: http://astore.amazon.com/astrostyle-20/detail/1401939988. When it comes to preventing and healing illnesses, dont underestimate the power of positive thinking.
Speaking of optimism, youll be feeling hopeful about the evolution of a relationship with your father or a key male, once abundant Jupiter moves into Cancer, your tenth house of men. Perhaps youve been accepting a sub-par relationship, or assuming that you dont have the power to make things better. For the next year, you will have many golden opportunities to look at this person, your bond and also yourself in a brand new light. If youve experienced pain, now is a time to forgive, which also means taking full responsibility for your role in this situation. (For a spiritual take, we recommend Colin Tippings excellent book Radical Forgiveness: http://astore.amazon.com/astrostyle-20/detail/1591797640.) Nothing just happens to you, Librawe are always co-creating. So take back some ownership in parts of your life that arent to your satisfaction. Set goals for a relationship in need of healing. Hold its highest vibration in your head and heart and enjoy this new, adventurous chapter.
Love Days: 27, 4 Money Days:11, 21 Luck Days: 9, 19 Off Days: 16, 6
Spread those butterfly wings! Thanks to expansive Jupiters tour of Gemini, your freewheeling ninth house, youve have a fun year of career growth so far: meeting new colleagues, traveling for both work and play, visualizing your dream job (which is probably quite different from what you were conjuring just a year ago). For the first three weeks of June, this blissfully optimistic ride continues, as the Sun, Jupiter and motivator Mars are all in Gemini, revving up your grandest ideas. Why would you settle for a less-than-stellar work situation with all this feel-good energy at your disposal? Youre not about to commit to a partnership or project with all this action in your possibility-loving house, anyway.
Youll be getting down to brass tacks soon enough, when Jupiter sashays into Cancer on June 25, for a yearlong stay in your house of professional victories, prompting you to become rooted, focused and goal-oriented for the rest of the year. For now, though, use this final burst of positive, sunny energy to plant seeds for that book idea youve been bandying about or to make concrete steps toward launching a startup. If visualizing your hearts desire freaks you out, Gay Hendricks The Big Leap might help you take risks according to your highest good: http://astore.amazon.com/astrostyle-20/detail/0061735361.
Once Midas-touch Jupiter anchors into Cancer on June 25, your ambitious side comes to the fore. Your mind is now on long-term goals and professional success. After a year of risk-taking, your mode shifts from start-up to security. Your version of a corner office comes a-calling. This is a spot youve earned, through your own hard workor else, youll spend the next year paying the requisite dues to get yourself there. New opportunities might arrive, such as spearheading a department, getting a long-desired promotion or scoring an illustrious client. If youre feeling wobbly in this new, high-profile territory, you might formally work with a mentor, someone who has traversed these successful waters before. If theres someone in your field youd love to meet, send an adoring email and ask them if you can treat them to lunch. Dont forget: forging quality bonds with the power players in your field is a practical move. By befriending the heavy hitters, youll have a person of influence in your corner when the time comes to launch your passion project.
If youve been a scattered Libra, you might actually prefer this more pragmatic, landlocked influence. How much spine-tingling excitement can you take, anyway? Now, your first order of business is to simplify your schedule, especially if you got carried away by glitzy, glamorous possibilities. Mapping out a master plan requires some serious focus, because Jupiters magic wand only waves in your tenth house of fame and success every 12 years. Instead of wavering about your path or ducking out to hit the shoe sale at Nordstroms (as good as those discounts can be), dedicate this next year to establishing yourself as a leader in your particular corner of the world. What do you know, inside and out, that no one else does? What could you talk about all day, even for free? Thats your true north, Libra.
Though it might sound cold, now is not the time to waste on connections that wont bring a solid payoff. You simply dont have time to go to every cocktail hour, even if the drinks are strong (and free). You dont owe anyone anything, Libraexcept yourself. And living up to your full potential might mean cutting ties with the friend who talks a big game about how he can take you places, but really just asks you for over-the-top favors every other month or so. (No, you cant drive his grandmother back to her retirement home in West Virginia or find his girlfriends daughters friend a job at the Wall Street Journal.) Your best bet is to pour your energy into developing strategic alliances with partners who deliver because they appreciate your innate values and talents, and want a give-and-take. Perhaps youll decide to work with a well-established company to build your own credentials. Brush shoulders with key industry people and leverage their reputations as you strengthen your own. The ultimate goal is to showcase your sparkling giftsso why not get a head start from a team of all stars, as opposed to struggling alone in your corner of the Twitterverse? Pardon our French, but screw waiting to be discovered. Discover yourself, Libraand let that exquisite light shine.
One of your high profile contacts could even be a former boss, client, mentor or coworker, especially if they reappear between June 26 and July 19, when communicator Mercury is retrograde (backward) in your tenth house of mentors and professional coups. Retrogrades favor past connections, so whether youre looking for a job, advice or just network expansion, dig through your own professional archives. Chances are, theres a former colleague or teacher with whom you have great synergy and who would be more than happy to reconnect for lively summer catch-up lunch.
Clever Mercurys retrograde motion is oddly timed in a way, since this could throw some delays into your plans. However, the cosmos dont make mistakes: since leisurely Libras dont like to be rushed into anything (even when its an exciting gig), you now have a three-week grace period before freewheeling Jupiter shoots you out of a career cannon (at which time there will be no more procrastinating, capiche?) Its possible that you might experience a slowdown or setback just as buoyant Jupiter is rounding into Cancer. Perhaps you have too many irons in the fire and need to finish what youve started or just clear a few decks so that your new bounty can come in. If youve been letting a ho-hum opportunity or offer wilt on the vine, as you hope and pray that something more exciting comes along, consider closing that loop, saying a firm no to that which does not suit you. This way, youre creating energetic space for the gig that is a far better fit. If possible, delay contract signings while messenger Mercury is doing backstrokes. Or, if youve already inked a deal, you might just be hashing out terms. Proceed one step at a time, avoiding snap judgments or agreements.