June 10, 2018
A caring Venus-Neptune trine on June 2 starts your month off right because daydreaming and fantasizing are encouraged. You have plenty of time to deal with the real world. Right now, you can kick back in your jammies, watch your favorite reality shows, and shut out the harsh truths of daily life. A Mercury-Neptune square on the sixth causes some fuzziness in your communication sector, and a misunderstanding could cause problems, especially at work. It might take a lot of convincing to make other people understand where you’re coming from, but you should get a second chance once you explain your confusion. A more favorable Mercury-Neptune trine on June 20 helps you use your creativity to come up with workable solutions, and it may even propel you toward a career in the arts. What are you good at? What do people compliment you about the most? This is where your talents lie. You appreciate the softer energy when aggressive Mars turns retrograde on the twenty-sixth, and you’re better able to relax and get in tune with yourself. Even if you miss out on some opportunities because you’re not assertive enough, you gain valuable insight.
May 10, 2018
Things are not all right with your world when your home planet, compassionate Neptune, squares loving Venus on May 7. This difficult transit puts these two gentle planets at odds with each other, the result being poor self-image and distorted reality. At the same time, you have a heightened need for affection, which can be a disappointing mix. Wait a while before starting anything serious with someone new, and don’t expect an existing friend or partner to tell you the whole truth. A Jupiter-Neptune trine on the twenty-fifth brings out your compassionate, charitable side, enhances spiritual experiences, and heightens social interactions, especially when they’re centered around doing good for others. You can make a lasting impression on someone with your incredibly giving actions during this transit, but you don’t do what you do for recognition (but you do enjoy the feeling you get from knowing you make the world a slightly better place). Communicative Mercury spends time in agile Gemini on May 29, making you a bit more assertive when it comes to standing up for what you want (and deserve). It might be surprising how the right words just pop into your head exactly when you need them. You could get used to this newfound eloquence!
April 16, 2018
Security or freedom? This April, the planets are gathering in two contrasting corners of your chart, and you’ll need to obey both calls. The Sun, Mercury and Uranus are in Aries and your stability-seeking second house—a realm that’s all about hard work and consistent routines. But before you get too settled into a grounded groove, you’ll hear the liberty bell of Mars, Saturn and Pluto ringing in Capricorn and your futuristic eleventh house, which is all about change and idealistic possibilities. It’s almost like you’re living in two different time grids: the here-and-now reality of the second house and the “but wait, what if we tried it THIS way” spirit of the eleventh. Should you simply go with what’s right in front of you and make it work—the “turning lemons into lemonade” approach? Or should you keep digging for other options before just settling on Plan A? Tough call… and even tougher for a dualistic sign like yours. You could go into full-on flip-flopping Fish mode if you feel pressured to make a decision.