Welcome to June, a month of sunny days, warmer nights replete with crickets chirping and fireflies illuminating the yard. At the end of this month we will officially be midway through 2017, a transition which asks us to evaluate if we are living this year with intention and purpose. With each passing day we come closer to another year under the belt - how do you wish to finish this year?
This month we welcome Jupiter heading direct which signals finality to a massive expansion. For many of us this may bring changes to the way we live our life, the people we surround ourselves with and the work that we do. We have grown and shed the skin of old and now we adjust things accordingly. On June 9th, the same day that Jupiter goes direct, we have a full moon in Sagittarius. Don’t be surprised if what took great effort just a few weeks ago suddenly comes with great ease. Doors are opening and opportunity awaits. The new moon in Cancer arrives on the 24th and asks us to get in touch with how we feel about our lives now and how we desire to feel about our lives. Is there a gap between the two? If so now is a time to dial into the feeling you desire with your life. To allow your feelings to guide you to the actions you should take to manifest a life that is whole, authentic and ripe with joy.
Let’s take a deeper look into the month ahead sign by sign. To create an even more vivid picture of the month ahead read both your Sun and Moon sign. Should your birthday fall within 7-10 of a sign transition you will want to read the sign after yours as well.
//Aries & Aries Rising//
You may feel the pressure of your successes more prominently this month, Aries. The trick to keep in mind is that not all pressure or responsibility is a bad thing. When we get something we’ve worked towards our responsibility grows in proportion to that which is attained. When we get that long sought after promotion, when we have a new baby, when we decide to finally purchase that dream house, each of these welcomed transitions bring forth added pressure and responsibility. The medicine is in finding balance. What help is available to you that may lessen the responsibility you shoulder? It’s not always easy to accept help but sometimes merely delegating a few things to someone else can free up much needed time. This month is also a great time for a thorough evaluation of all that is on your plate. What tasks or activities no longer serve you that you could release to free up space? In the end this may be a wonderful time to appreciate the responsibilities that are on your plate. They remind us of what we have achieved and places where we can still grow.
//Taurus & Taurus Rising//
This month brings the reminder that you are exactly where you need to be, Taurus. You have worked hard to get to this place and have been diligent in the pursuit of your heart’s desire. So, you may question, why the sudden setbacks? Why the appearance of slow forward progression when you are ready to barrel full speed ahead? When things slow down, and setbacks appear we are reminded to honor the moment we are in. Rather than becoming upset because the pace has slowed let’s look at what may require your attention or retooling. Instead of getting frustrated that you must wait, let’s honor this pause as a Universe gifted calm before things really begin to move. Or maybe what is really needed right now is you to harness just a bit more personal resolve to bring the momentum you desire.
//Gemini & Gemini Rising//
Whether sudden or sought this month marks a period of complete change. In some ways, this energy can feel as though the rug is being pulled right out from under you as you are forced to shift perspective and awaken to a new reality. To make this period one which imparts long lasting stability and room for growth you are encouraged lean into this change. When our foundation crumbles it’s an opportunity for us to build something strong and infinitely more sustainable in its wake. To examine the beliefs and patterns that may have fit the old foundation but now must be released as you rebuild. And rebuild you will; armed now with the wisdom of experience and the consciousness bred from your evolution.
//Cancer & Cancer Rising//
Success can be lasting when it's bred on the principles of both integrity and hustle. We need to know what we value to find a success that feels resonant and then the drive to make it happen. When what we value is obfuscated or otherwise unknown to us when often veer too far in one direction over the other. We value possessions but not being of service. We rely on validation on things instead of cultivating the untouchable strength from within. It’s not that possessions or validation external to ourselves is inherently bad or wrong. It’s simply that when not balanced with purpose and meaning we easily become lost and taken far off course. This month it’s time to define what you value in a superbly clear way. Then, you make it happen.
//Leo & Leo Rising//
A new beginning knocks this month and it’s up to you to answer the door. Embrace the fresh energy and opportunity that comes your way, you’ve worked long and hard for it. But even the things we want can leave us feeling scared. What if we fail? What if everything falls apart? What if we are not good enough. The truth is we all question these things when faced with change, which is ultimately what comes attached to any opportunity. But I will let you in on a little secret…you have everything that you need. You have the skills, the magic and the creativity. Whatever is coming your way, whatever doors are opening they are opening because you have done the ground work. You’ve shown that you are ready for this. Now it’s time to allow it all to unfold and trust that you’ve got this.
//Virgo & Virgo Rising//
This is a month to feel the warmth and count your blessings. The energy this month is expansive and is filled with both love and joy. This is a month where you will have a renewed sense of gratitude for the life that you are living. You will then radiate that light outwards and find that when you begin to infuse your every interaction with this positivity suddenly the world responds in kind. We always have a choice in how we approach our lives and our approach becomes the determiner of the experience before us. This month you are choosing to shine and help others shine as well.
//Libra & Libra Rising//
The setbacks that are coming to the fore require you to honor your truth and make your priorities clear. There may be those around you who are keen on offering their opinion, something which may clash with the vision that you have for yourself now. Opening to the thoughts of others is fine so long as you stand firm in your vision and what resonates with you. Otherwise you risk becoming distracted to the point of losing your way. Balance is something which you strive for strongly in life and this month you will need those tools to toe the line between respectful of what others to have to say and firm in your convictions. This month be open to everything but take only that which makes your heart sing.
//Scorpio & Scorpio Rising//
This month marks a new beginning. A beginning that says goodbye to the confusion and uncertainty of the past. It’s a beginning that allows for you to crystalize the vision of your life as you wish it to be. It marks a time when you are no longer wallowing in self-doubt or confusion and instead can move ahead with deep personal wisdom and truth. You know that right now the energy surrounding you is so strong it cannot be stopped so now is the time to actualize the plans that you have had on the back burner. You are creating new positive changes in your life that will allow you to not just stand against all odds but that will be a personal victory over demons that have long clung to you.
//Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising//
There is so much to be said for feeling energy being freed. This month you experience a growing awareness that everything is moving in the right direction. That your intentions have been solidified and that you are nearly to the point of attainment of that which you have worked towards. This is a month to honor your dedication and your vision. To feel your life expanding in love and to celebrate the growing good news that seems to arrive at every turn of the corner. There are many times in life when we may feel that life is all uphill but this is not one of them for you, Sagittarius. In fact the more you commit to your intention, the more that you increase your focus the more that life opens with bountiful blessings. Enjoy!
//Capricorn & Capricorn Rising//
Ever wonder why children are able to make the impossible possible? How they can crystalize the vision of flying through the air and soaring above the clouds in the two seconds it takes to jump from the couch to the cushions below? We are all untethered and completely open to the Universal truth that is gained within each incarnation. It's why we are free to be our beautiful, wacky and most authentic selves when young, before we are “taught” differently. This month you are primed for a great awakening to that same Universal truth. That spark within you that allows you to achieve the impossible. Your inner child, your most authentic self, is waiting to show you that when you release expectation to outcome there is precious little you cannot achieve with half the effort and in half the time.
//Aquarius & Aquarius Rising//
The energy of this month encourages you to pause. To understand that when we run into obstacle after obstacle; when we face one setback after another there is something we are missing. Something we need to learn, do or experience and it’s not going to be done by pushing forward, stubbornly. Instead we must retreat. To take a break from the action to not only understand what we are facing and why better but to revitalize. To restore and replenish all that sustains us on our journey. The break will open your eyes to a different perspective that will allow you to see over obstacles that once stood in the way and with a vitality that will take you well into the next phase of your quest.
//Pisces & Pisces Rising//
You are shining bright this month, captivating everyone and everything with your effortless charm and skill. Your mind is alight with inspiration and creativity but asks that you focus on standing in your power. We all possess within inherent skills and talents that are designed to help us achieve that which we are here to achieve, when we are ready to achieve it. Balancing the energies within and confidently channeling these talents into the world around us is no easy feat but this month you make it appear otherwise. This is not a month for simply ruminating, however, rather it’s a time for acting to manifest your intentions, whatever they may be, so that none of this inspiration goes to waste.
Laura Brown is an Taroist, Master Certified Life Coach, Healer and Intuitive Reader located in Denver. Her purpose is to help women look deep within themselves to find healing, wellness and greater self-worth which facilitates their deepest and truest potential. She holds space for women, radicalizing the notion of therapeutic discussion by working with tools of both a holistic and traditional persuasion. You can schedule a session at Laurabrown.co and follow her visual diary on Instagram.