This month's horoscopes were written in collaboration with Andi Astre (aka Mystic Sandwich)
Mercury conjuncts the Sun on June 5th: a planet in the heart of the Sun can’t be seen, it’s drowned by the Sun’s light. Something is yet to come to light. Inner truth is radiant while external truths are hard to discern. Venture into your own heart to dig up a kernel of magical insight. The Gemini New Moon on June 13th carries this new insight forward. At the same time, Venus square Uranus and may carry with it a surprise or sudden change of direction and an opportunity for healing through communication. Venus will square Uranus twice more in the coming months, suggesting the story will continue to unfold. Mars stations retrograde on June 26th signalling a summer of internal work, reevaluation of will, physicality, and masculinity. How do you engage with your body? How do you speak and think about your body? How do you exert your will in the world? Contemplate aggression, anger, frustration. What does healthy masculinity mean to you? The Capricorn Full Moon on the 28th echoes the theme of masculinity even as we enter the sweet arms of mother Cancer.
Zodiac illustrations by Katie Maasik
(March 21-April 19)
If you are willing to take the inner plunge, Mercury has secrets for you regarding how you communicate (insights regarding siblings may come through as well). This message is echoed by the New Moon mid-month. While your mind is on home and family, communication is the key. Your ruling planet, Mars, stations retrograde in your area of friendship and community as well as your hopes for the future. It will spend most of the summer backtracking over this area. This is a time to reevaluate your use of will and energy in this area. Avoid forcing or pushing forward. This is a time for internal rather than external movement. Consider your own expression of and relation to masculinity. The Full Moon at the end of the month reveals something about your career and purpose and may bring culmination to this area.
(April 20-May 20)
Look within for insight around your income, your self-worth, and their relationship. The New Moon mid-month carries this theme forward and triggers the first chapter of a story around home and family indicating a new direction or a surprise. Communication is golden. Give voice to your feelings. Mars stations retrograde in your house of career and purpose where it will backtrack through July. How do you exert your will in this area? Do you need to step up or soften somewhat? This summer is the time for reevaluating your means of engaging with this area of your life, and how you use your masculinity here. Moments of frustration or anger are opportunities to reflect and learn. The Full Moon at the end of the month shines a light on your beliefs and how they impact your experience, offering an opportunity to release beliefs that no longer serve.
(May 21-June 21)
Mercury conjunct the Sun and a New Moon all in your sign suggest you’re in the spotlight. How are you using this influx of solar power? Dive within to dig up treasures that Mercury offers only to those who brave the inner waters. You may just find your True Self in those depths. With this insight, now what endeavors will you initiate with this new cycle, with your new year? By the end of the month, Mars stations retrograde in your area of belief, intuition, and worldview, where it backtrack through July. This is an opportunity to observe and revise your assumptions and beliefs about the world, as well as your relation to your beliefs. Are you aggressive or forceful, at times, whether within or without? Are you passive or submissive? How do you respond when people express beliefs different from your own? What are your beliefs around masculinity and your relation to it? The Capricorn Full Moon at the end of the month offers insights around intimacy and shared finances.
(June 21-July 22)
Mercury conjunct the Sun and the Gemini New Moon occur in your twelfth house of the unconscious. Get quiet to hear the whispers of your soul. This is the month of rest and soul searching and deep cleaning in preparation for your birthday month that comes with new vitality and a new year for you. Take care of unfinished business, especially soul business. What nagging feelings require your attention? What needs to be said, released, forgiven? Mars stations retrograde in your area of intimacy and shared resources, offering you a couple months to focus on this area both internally and externally. Pay special attention to your use of will, force, assertion, and aggression. Pay attention to anger and frustration.
When do they arise and why? What is your role in the story? The Capricorn Full Moon at the end of the month shines a light on your relationships. What do you see?
(July 23-August 22)
Mercury disappears into the heart of the sun in your house of friendship, community, and hopes for the future. What new information is coming to light? What insights can you gleam from the quiet movements of your soul? The Gemini New Moon initiates a new cycle in this same area. With these new insights in hand, set forth on a new journey. Mars stations retrograde in your relationship house, giving you an opportunity to review your means of engaging in partnership. Consider your use of Mars qualities in this area: will, force, assertion, aggression, passion, drive. It’s important to express our will and desires, it’s
important to assert ourselves and take action to achieve our desires. How can you do so in a way that is assertive but not aggressive or forceful? The Full Moon in Capricorn at the end of the month shines a light on your health, your routines, and your work life. Stay tuned for insights in these areas.
(August 23-September 22)
Mercury, your ruling planet, conjuncts the Sun in your house of career and public
contribution. You may receive some insights regarding your soul’s desires to contribute; you may see what direction to take or changes to make to align more fully with your truest nature. The New Moon mid-month seals the deal: set your intentions, set your course, set sail. Mars stations retrograde in your house of health, routines, and work, offering you a couple months to review these areas. Pay attention to aches and pains in your body, even minor ones: they are telling you something. Consider your relation to your body: how do you think and speak about your body, how do you engage with your body? Also consider your approach to work. Is it time to ease off or take a break? The Full Moon at the end of the month lights up your house of creativity and pleasure, suggesting again that perhaps a break is in order. Pleasure and fun are equally as important as work and productivity. Take some time to honour that.
(September 23-October 22)
Mercury dives into the heart of the Sun in your house of philosophy and belief. Turn your gaze within to witness how your beliefs and assumptions impact your experience. This is a beautiful opportunity to learn something about yourself and to make a small shift that will have a big impact. Come the New Moon you’ll be in a better place to initiate this new cycle. Mars will station retrograde in your house of pleasure, sports, and creative self-expression offering you a couple months to consider your relation to this area of your life. Consider in particular to what extent and in what ways the following qualities express themselves: assertion, aggression, forcefulness, willfulness, passion, action. The Full Moon in Capricorn
at the end of the month may reveal something about your home or family, or may bring fruition to this area.
(October 23-November 21)
Mercury wishes you to dive deep, to uncover some secret key to your intimate life, to the ways in which you are deeply connected, even entwined, with others, through sharing energy, space, secrets, time, and resources. What do you witness about yourself and your most intimate connections? How will you move forward come the New Moon mid-month? In late June, Mars, your ruling planet, stations retrograde in your area of home and family. You are reworking something in this area. Whether you are mulling over plans, or considering how to move forward, or confronting your means of engaging with home and family,
something is shifting. Take your time. This is not the time to rush. An internal process is underway, and that’s necessary before you can move forward. Consider how you use your will, how you accomplish your goals. Consider your relation to assertiveness, anger, aggression, frustration, will, initiative. Finally, the Capricorn Full Moon will highlight your means of communicating, and may bring an opportunity for a short trip.
(November 22-December 21)
Mercury offers you a golden insight that could transform your relationships. In the first half of June, journey within to grasp what Mercury offers. With this insight in hand, set your new course come the New Moon. What do you desire from your partnerships? Later in the month, Mars stations retrograde in your third house of communication, short distance travel, and siblings offering you a couple months to consider your means of engaging with these areas of your life. Consider in particular your use of and relation to will, assertion, aggression, force, desire, passion, and action. How can you speak your truth with passion and assertion without being aggressive or forceful? The end of month Full Moon in Capricorn
brings fruition and insight to your income and self-worth. How are income and self-worth connected?
(December 22-January 19)
Mercury the messenger ventures into the heart of the Sun to bring you a message about your health, routines, and work life, and possibly how they are all related. Come the New Moon, with these golden messages in hand, set your intentions for these areas of your life. Later in the month, Mars will station retrograde in your area of income and self worth. If your income slows a little at this time, it’s temporary, and an opportunity to consider your relation to this area of your life, and in particular how you relate to your self worth: how do you treat yourself when no one is watching? How do you speak to yourself? What do you expect of yourself? Do you consider yourself worthy and valuable? The Capricorn Full Moon at the end of the month offers you a moment in the spotlight; enjoy the boost of energy, and take a moment to reflect on who you are and how you show up in the world.
(January 19-February 18)
Mercury dives into the solar fire to offer you a spark of insight relating to your creative self expression and enjoyment of pleasure. Whether you receive a genius insight for your creative project or you feel in your bones the necessity of play and recreation, keep your third eye open to catch Mercury’s quicksilver flash. The Gemini New Moon initiates a new cycle in this area. Later in the month, Mars stations retrograde in your sign, making this transit especially relevant for you. With your impulse toward action (Mars) backtracking, take late June and July to go within and contemplate your relation to masculinity. This is not the time to push forward, or you’ll likely face delays and blockages. This would be a wonderful time to work with mindful embodiment, through yoga or another embodied practice. Consider how you relate to your own body, and how you move in the subtlest of ways, as that ripples up to create the waves of your life.
(February 19-March 20)
Mercury (Hermes) returns from the lands beyond with a message for you, something about your home and family. Whatever insight you receive in the first half of the month will assist you in finding your way home come the mid-month Gemini New Moon. Whether you come to understand something about how your early childhood family dynamics have shaped who you are now, or you see just how to arrange the furniture in your living room, this month brings you to your hearth and the arms of your closest loves. Mars stations retrograde later in the month in your house of the unconscious mind: this transit may well kick some dust off your deepest demons, not to mention the treasure that lies beneath. If you are visited by some inner monsters, know that you are not regressing: it’s rather an opportunity to work with your psyche, to expand your awareness, to shift, to heal. Seek to connect to positive aspects of masculinity.