The Sun is in light, bright, chatty Gemini till the 21st and Mars makes no assaults on outer planets, so it should be a relatively amiable month. Gemini multi-tasks like mad, does have a darker side but usually never stays there long, opting instead for variety, choice and constant movement. Mercury will magnify those tendencies sitting in its own sign as well until the 12th, so keeping scattered wits collected won’t be easy. Happily Venus in home-loving Cancer till the 13th will bring some respite in family indulgence and fun entertaining.
A lack-lustre, dreamy, vague square to Neptune on the 13th is the only aspect the Sun makes, otherwise life will pitter patter on enjoyably. Social high-jinks will be added to the mix from the 14th with Venus in flamboyant Leo which is never shy about declaring feelings or hiding out of sight.
In the final ten days the self-protective, emotionally-sensitive Cancer Sun picks up for four weeks. Although reputed to be good at baking apple-pies and darning socks, in reality it’s a creative sign with initiative and ambition. But always rooted in a secure family life. There will be a down moment or two around the 27th with Saturn in play; and certain projects will drag their heels with Mars going retrograde till late August. Time to hit the pause button and have a rethink,
1: Mercury in Gemini trine Mars in Aquarius – lively debates
Venus in Cancer trine Jupiter in Scorpio – frivolous, extravagant, sociable.
2: Venus trine Neptune in Pisces – dreamy, romantic, kind, not realistic.
6: Sun conjunct Mercury – in mental overdrive. Thinking and talking fast.
Venus square Pluto in Capricorn – emotionally intense, charming, manipulative, possessive.
Mercury square Neptune – absent-minded, muddled chats, evasive.
7: Sun square Neptune – low energy, drifting and daydreaming, low will power, kind.
12: Mercury into Cancer until the 29th – talking about home family and emotional matters, hyper-sensitive, takes offence easily, can be biased, creative.
13: Mercury sextile Uranus in Taurus – bright ideas, truthful. New Moon in Gemini – new beginnings.
Venus into Leo until July 10th – socially outgoing, fun-loving, entertaining, extravagant.
15: Venus square Uranus – sudden insights about emotional relationships, surprises, upsets.
16: Mercury opposition Saturn – chats about serious matters, negative, critical.
18: Neptune retrograde in Pisces until late November – subtle effect, inward looking.
19: Mercury trine Jupiter – confident in communication, positive thinking.
21: Mercury trine Neptune – kind, vague, evasive.
Sun into Cancer for four weeks – home-loving, creative, has initiative.
Venus opposition Mars in Aquarius – passionately enthusiastic, though not necessarily sensitive to others.
23: Sun sextile Uranus – relief at tensions lifting, small but positive changes.
Mercury opposition Pluto – intense discussions, stubborn, negative.
25: Venus square Jupiter – frivolous, extravagant, indulgent, sociable.
26: Mars retrograde in Aquarius until late August – a need to go back to the drawing board and be less pro-active until better plans are drawn up.
27: Sun opposition Saturn in Capricorn – discouraging, mistakes emerge and need sorted, relationships feel cool.
28 Full Moon in Capricorn – pulled in two directions.
29: Mercury into Leo until early September – talking extravagantly, attention-seeking, entertaining.
30: Mercury square Uranus – outspoken, sudden flashes of inspiration, short attention span.
Jupiter in Scorpio from October 11 2017 till early November 2018 – could be a money-magnet, usually good for business and joint finances, or attracting bonuses. Interest in secrets and what lies beyond reality in the hidden realms of the paranormal. Also key to the #metoo movement as it shines its light on sexuality.
Saturn: In Capricorn from December 20th 2017 till 2020/21 – usually coincides with a time of some financial shortages and the need to push ambitions ahead with persistence.
Uranus: This is the year of a change with a brief retrograde backwards. In Aries from 1 March 2011 till May 15 2018, returning briefly from early November 2018 to early March 2019, when it leaves for good – hyper-active, energetic, determined to make new starts even if it means upsetting people, go ahead. From May 15 2018 into Taurus – changing attitudes to handling of money, possessions and resources especially in agriculture and our attitude to nature. Stays for seven years.
Neptune: In Pisces from February 2012 for thirteen years – religious, spiritual, has resonances with Muslim history.
Pluto: In Capricorn for sixteen years from Nov 2008 till 2024 = complete deconstruction and reconstruction of global economic and commercial structures and systems, as well as major changes in way in which governments work. In past times of Pluto in Capricorn (approximately every 250 years) there was territorial domination on a grand scale by charismatic leaders and ultimately a time of culture, learning, justice and prosperity.