We are constantly fascinated by what astrology says about our lives, whether it’s which zodiac signs are most compatible or how each sign handles conflict in relationships. In this June 2021 monthly horoscope, Astrologer Six, creator of BlackWomenCry, shares the astrological events happening this month that will affect every zodiac sign.
We’re in the midst of retrogrades, eclipses, and the beginning of summer. Hopefully you found the beginning of 2021 to be enjoyable, because now we’re about to experience how we can best use planetary retrogrades to work through our day-to-day problems. The beginning of the month kicks off with Mercury, the planet of communication, retrograde in the sign of Gemini. Mercury is known to be a trickster and in Gemini, it’s important to be mindful of our blind spots. There are two sides to every story and unless you ask, it’s likely that you will have a limited understanding of someone else’s perspective. Mercury Retrograde tells us to pay attention and slow down. Gemini is a mutable air sign, bringing new inquiries as the seasons change. As you pick up new projects and bridge social connections, be mindful about how the relationships and commitments you keep are weighing on your cognitive load. Not all ideas should be explored — take it easy.
Joining Mercury, Saturn and Pluto will also be retrograde this month. Don’t worry though, Pluto and Saturn are outer planets, which means they’re so far away from Earth that they should be examined through a societal and generational lens. Pluto rules over transformation and trauma, and because it’s retrograde in the sign Capricorn, we’re being challenged to deepen our understanding of institutional corruption and systems of oppression. Pluto retrograde encourages us to recognize the changes occurring around us. Are we comfortable at the expense of others? During this transit, it’s paramount to our collective development to intentionally work toward reconstructing outdated structures.
This month could bring up memories and encourage you to think about how much times have changed. The best way to approach June is with an open mind and the willingness to challenge the status quo.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Aries (March 21-April 19)
The beginning of June is granting you permission to think. For many, this means reflecting on childhood experiences. Family is important to you, and they have their own way of rubbing off on you. You won’t be able to find all the words to describe the feelings you’ve experienced, so don’t focus on forcing yourself to formulate them. Keeping track of the memories, sensations, or symbols that you associate with your upbringing will help you develop your thoughts. You’ll find it easier to make sense of your ideas after conversations with others, so make sure you’re truly listening to what people are saying.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Taurus (April 20-May 20)
June is about expanding your social circle. Make sure you carry a sense of wisdom in who you choose to interact with. It’s true that everyone comes with their own set of issues. So if someone or something feels off, don’t ignore that feeling — even if you can’t explain why you’re feeling it. Try not to worry too much about what you have or don’t have. Of course, it’s important to take stock of your resources and create goals. But if you find yourself sulking or succumbing to envy, work to curb those feelings. What you don’t have today can be attained tomorrow, so focus on going through the process as opposed to beating yourself up in the present.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Developing a clearer vision of who you are and where you’re going will help you throughout June. It can be difficult to have a plan right now, as there are many moving parts and difficulties that impact our ability to understand the future. Uncertainty breeds opportunity, so try to let go of the need to control the outcome — you can’t. Life is unfolding for you as it should. With the ruler of your chart, Mercury, retrograde until June 22, you’ll find yourself having plenty of reasons to reflect. Are your thoughts about the future attainable? Of course — but only if you’re willing to focus! It’s easy for your curiosity to lead you astray, but don't get distracted, Gemini.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Trusting one’s intuition is easier said than done. In practice, being able to follow your gut is often met with challenges and questions. While your instinct is strong, during June you will be spending ample time learning to reconnect with it. Be careful about brushing away passing thoughts — they may go through your mind like air, which makes them all the more easier to ignore. Keep track of feelings that you think are particularly notable, returning to those feelings in the future will help you recognize your intuitive powers. Toward the end of June, it will become easier to recognize the growth areas in your life. Refrain from being too hard on yourself where you haven’t seen progress, continuous bullying of self will only lead to fatigue.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Before you spread your thoughts and ideas to your community, pause and think through the words that you’re saying. Mercury retrograde is acting as a reminder that there’s often two sides to a story, and sometimes people lie. Community outreach is a part of what you should be developing throughout the year. That being said, June is a month to carefully think about which connections you wish to develop a relationship with and why. The relationships you make throughout June can feel especially fated, and it’s likely that you will hear from old friends and acquaintances. Be careful, as not all those trying to get close to you need to be in your circle.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
The places you will go when you finally allow yourself to open up to others and discuss where you’ve been. The month of June is best spent in reflection — there’s value in being able to recognize your thoughts and rationales. That being said, try to diverge from your self-contrived belief systems. You may be limiting yourself, which can lead to stagnation. For your future goals to blossom and your awareness of your reputation to develop, you’ll find it beneficial to welcome people into your thought process. Be open to being challenged and try to be honest with yourself, as it’s the lies we tell ourselves that hinder our ability to recognize reality.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Information is constantly developing, which requires a willingness to reevaluate what you think you know. During the month of June, Mercury retrograde in Gemini encourages you to review what you’ve learned outside of the fundamentals. What information did you start internalizing as a teenager to be true? What facts have you heard as an adult that seem factual? Take stock of the information you use on a daily basis, and make sure that you can verify it through simple fact-checking. Consider this month a time for personal reflection and intellectual review.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
June will test your ability to be intimate and relinquish control, Scorpio. Being a fixed water sign, you’re uniquely powerful and a force to be reckoned with. In a way, you’re a contradiction in the eyes of some. You’re a water sign, so the expectation is that you will be free flowing, similar to air. Instead, you are fixed, like an island or a pond. This can feel lonely at times, especially when you have the desire to reach out and build connections. Try not to force this process, as the relationships you desire will form naturally and spontaneously. All you have to do is exercise vulnerability. Move at your own pace.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You’re supposed to be building up your close relationships, Sagittarius. It’s not easy for you to stay put for extended periods of time, which leads you to accumulate plenty of networks. During June, you’re supposed to be enjoying those closest to you. Enrich your relationships and allow others to expand your mind and drive your creativity. It’s difficult to ride in the backseat, but you’ll find that flexibility is sometimes easy. That being said, if you wouldn’t trust the person you’re with to drive you, then why are they behind the wheel? Mercury retrograde is giving you plenty of reasons to think through who you let into your space, as well as if you should be in their space. Be willing to see another person’s point of view.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Bring attention to your personal progress in life, Capricorn. The work you’ve done and the accolades that you’ve gathered tell the story of your accomplishments. June challenges you to create some boundaries around how you spend your time. Your daily life was spent with pleasurable moments, some of which came at an expense. All things in life come at a cost. For fun, there must be a time limit and a willingness to contribute to an energetic exchange. Are these exchanges in alignment with your values? If so, can you afford your values? If not, welcome temperance into your life.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Look at yourself and how the person in the mirror reflects your lifestyle. Are you someone who’s harsh on yourself? Do you find that you portray a specific image or do you beat freely to the tune of your own drum? Saturn retrograde is giving you plenty of reasons to reflect on yourself. Review your qualities and traits and recognize that if you’re unsatisfied with some aspect of your identity, you have the power to change whatever bothers you. Patience is required for personal improvement. So long as you give yourself time, you’re well on your way to reaping and appreciating your rewards.
If Your Zodiac Sign Is Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Jupiter moving into Pisces in June was the most significant to you. Jupiter is the traditional ruler of your sign, and it’s what gives you a continuous understanding and the ability to attract knowledge. While Jupiter will retrograde in and then out of your sign in the upcoming months, that is symbolic of the work that can be done when you revisit your subconscious thoughts. There are plenty of occurrences where you recognize an experience, an issue, or potential that is untapped. When Jupiter turns retrograde on June 20, you’ll begin your journey of expanding your knowledge, appearance, and personhood by becoming more self-aware. The more self-aware you become, the easier it will be to recognize what was previously unseen.