by PAULA LYNDE
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): About 60% of the planets are forming what is called a Grand Square on your chart this month, and this isn’t good news for twins. In fact, you may want to keep a relatively low profile during the first part of June. Otherwise, you may experience conflict at work and turmoil at home. Yet, around mid-month, when Mercury comes out of retrograde, things will turn around for you. Just think of your life as a movie this month, and you’re the hero, of course.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Planetary power is balanced throughout your chart this month, so you’ll likely feel relaxed through June. Unfortunately, though, a lot of signs are still feeling the effects of Mercury and other planets in retrograde. This means that some of your friends, family members and coworkers may not respond incredibly well to your positivity. Even your significant other – depending on their sign – might get a little annoyed with your “glass-is-half” spunkiness. Be patient and try to cut them a little slack.
LEO (July 23-Aug-22): So sorry, Leo, but yours is one of the signs that’s still feeling the effects of Mercury in retrograde. And for you, this means that your finances won’t be in excellent shape during the first part of the month. Don’t fret too much, though, because things should pick up around the 17th. The starts are right for you to experience a surge in popularity in mid-June. Use your undeniable charm to get ahead at work.
VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22): Mars is in your House this month, Virgo, so you’re likely feeling more aggressive than usual. However, the influence of Mercury in retrograde is wreaking havoc on your self-esteem. Mid-month should bring about a positive change. Through all of this, you’ll maintain your dedication and perseverance at work. You may even get a promotion or a raise before July rolls around.
LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22): For you, Libra, the effects of Pluto in retrograde may mean that money is a little tighter than usual. This should clear up and turn around right after the 15th, but not before mild financial strain puts tension on your romantic relationship. Try to keep your cool with your partner. It will all be okay in a little while. And if you’re single, June won’t be the greatest month for finding the love of your life. That’s okay – if you’re actively looking, July will be here before you know it. In the meantime, enjoy watching only the TV shows that you want to watch. You may not be so privileged when you’re one half of a couple.
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21): Both the sun and the moon will be responsible for some major changes in your work environment. Don’t worry, your natural take-charge attitude will get you through just about anything. Besides, these may be positive changes, so just stay on your toes and be ready. Venus may cause some turmoil in your romantic relationship. And while you may secretly love a little drama from time to time, don’t let arguments get too heated. Try to keep as calm as possible until the 19th rolls around.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21): About 50% of your planets are in retrograde this month, Sagittarius, so everything may seem a bit chaotic right now. Take a deep breath and take on everything that life throws at you like the strong and yes, a little stubborn, Sagittarius you are. Around the 18th, you’ll catch a big break, and things will start to calm down at work and at home. And you’ll be even stronger for having weathered the storm.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19): Something called the Grand Square Phase of the Planets is making life at work a little more stressful than usual for you right now. You may even find yourself caught in the middle of a conflict and forced to make a difficult decision. That’s okay. You’re a natural leader. It’s likely that you’ll be an active part of the solution to whatever issue is playing out. Things should settle down by the 18th.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18): Good news! Mercury is all set for forward momentum around the 17th, so things are looking up. In fact, if you’ve experienced some financial strain recently, get ready for some much-needed relief. Also, things at work should start going more smoothly, and you should have less stress on the job. Finally, if you’re single, Venus is behaving for you this month, and love might be just around the corner. Perhaps it’s someone whom you’ve thought of as “just a friend.” Take another look and think again.
PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20): The effects of Mercury in retrograde might make you feel shy and less confident than usual, but Mars is in your House of Love this month, so watch out world. This influence should conquer the Mercury-caused self-doubt and make you formidable if you’re single and dating. So, if you’ve got your eye on a special someone, go for it. Chances are, they won’t even know what hit them. If you’re married or in a relationship, your partner will be pleased to see that spark in your eyes.
ARIES (March 21-April 19): About 50% of the planets are in retrograde this month, so it may seem like you’re making little or no progress toward your goals. This is frustrating, to say the very least. However, you may find that being forced to slow down actually benefits your relationship with that special someone – if you keep an open mind. Instead of fretting about work, raises, and promotions, plan a nice evening out. You can always rejoin the rat race in July.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Venus is lurking in your sign this month, Taurus, so if you’re single and looking for romance, you may be in luck. It’s even possible that romance will find you – consider yourself warned. However, bulls already in relationships may experience some mild to moderate turbulence during the middle of the month. But, with a little patience and willingness to compromise, this “storm” should pass quickly. Just take a deep breath and remember that you don’t have to win every argument.