Your June Horoscope Has You Busy, But Make Sure To Pay Attention

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The last couple of months have felt cathartic, to say the least. Saturn is rebuilding us from the ground up, and Jupiter is sprinkling his abundance in the areas where we thought we lost our power. Here’s a closer look at what’s happening in the cosmos: Jupiter, planet of expansion, is currently in Scorpio, shedding its light on our darkest truth. Meanwhile, Pluto, planet of transformation, is in Capricorn, removing what has already served its purpose. Of course, we can’t forget about Saturn, ruler of Capricorn, who is often referred to as “Father Time,” and for good reason. Money doesn’t grow on trees, and without hard work there are no results. Saturn is teaching us the value of time and perseverance. Are you putting in the work?

Luckily, the beginning of June kicks off with a gorgeous Grand Water Trine between Venus in Cancer, Jupiter in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces. These feminine waters are emotionally harmonious; hence this energy can spark swirling creativity and soulmate romance. The Sun will also couple with Mercury the messenger, in Gemini, the week of June 4th. This could definitely be a busy week for many of you; although, make sure you pay attention to the messages you receive. Mercury rules Gemini, and he is the only one who could travel to and from the underworld, besides Pluto. Mercury travels through the dark corners of the psyche and back to earth. In other words, despite Gemini’s airy qualities, Jupiter is still retrograde in Scorpio and we are all receiving messages, and intuitive downloads on a regular basis. Be present and stay in your heart.

Summer Solstice is upon us, which means June 21st will be the longest day of 2018 for anyone living north of the equator. Summer is a season of expression and vitality; it symbolizes freedom and growth. If any of you believe and/or pray to the ancient gods or goddesses, you can invoke the Egyptian goddess Hathor. She was often referred to as "the mistress of life" and was seen as the embodiment of joy, love, romance, dance, and music. May she fill you with abundant joy and guide you as you tap into your passions. So Mote It be.

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ARIES & ARIES RISING

Dearest Aries: The theme for you this month is communication, lots of it. We all know you’re a powerhouse, but your words are especially powerful during this time. Speaking of power, the new Moon in Gemini on the 13th will shine its light on the area of your chart related to communication and thought process. New Moons are a time to plant seeds and embark on new beginnings; oh, and for the record, you could plant some really potent seeds during this lunation, especially if you take the time to write them down. Speaking, thinking and writing; this is where your power lies this month. This new Moon could also spark a fresh start in your local community, or via social media. It doesn’t end there. That same day, Venus, cosmic flirt and lover of all things beauty, enters the sign of Leo, which also happens to be your sister sign. This is SIZZLING! In other words, Venus will be shaking her moneymaker and sprinkling her coquettish charms over your fifth house of romance and authenticity until July 9th. Boom! You better work, Aries. Passionate is an understatement, and your swagger will be over-the-top; don’t say I didn’t warn you. For those of you who are coupled, this is your cosmic honeymoon. Enjoy the ride. The Sun will enter sensitive Cancer on the 21st, and this will light up the area of your chart related to home and family. Despite your smoldering temptress vibes, you might prefer spending quality time with your loved ones during this time. Last and certainly not least, your ruling planet Mars will station retrograde on the 26th, for the first time since 2016. This will touch the area of your chart related to friendships, social groups and goals. Despite the drama that comes with the word “retrograde,” this cycle could definitely teach you a thing or two about your clique. Are you surrounding yourself with the right people? Are they supportive of your hopes and dreams? The full Moon on the 28th highlights your career and reputation in the world. This could ultimately bring you the professional validation you’ve been seeking. The time is now.

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TAURUS & TAURUS RISING

Taurus, darling: Ride those electromagnetic waves! Uranus, planet of chaos and unexpected change, entered your sign on May 15th; in other words, you are electric. The changes brewing within you may come as a bit of a shock; however, just know, the universe always has your back. The theme for you this month is money; although, when is it not? Your personal finances are top of mind, and you’re in desperate need of a shopping binge, as per usual. You’re the zodiac’s favorite moneymaker, but for some reason, you haven’t been feeling all that great about your bank account these days. Not to worry, Taurus. The new Moon in Gemini on the 13th will shine directly over the area of your chart related to your income, values and self worth. New Moons are a time to plant seeds and embark on new beginnings; hence this energy could bring you that extra cash you’ve so desperately been waiting for. Take the spending down a notch; organize your budget. Given that Gemini is ruled by Mercury, planet of communication and thought process, now would be a good time to set realistic goals for yourself. Hint: Write it all down. This energy could also bring new beginnings to your sense of value and worthiness. Shortly after, Venus, your planetary ruler and zodiac babe, will enter the sign of Leo; this energy will bring focus to your fourth house of security, home, and family. In the meantime, Venus will sprinkle her delicious charms in your chart’s comfort zone. In other words, you might splurge on that gorgeous wall paper for your dining room after all. Betty Crocker, who? You will be feeling domestic AF. Speaking of domestic, the Sun will move into sensitive Cancer on the 21st. This will touch the area of your chart related to your local community and point of view. You could be feeling more intuitive than usual; learn to communicate your needs as this could bring family news. Aggressive Mars will station retrograde on the 26th, for the first time since 2016. This cycle will occur in the area related to your career and destiny in the world. No one likes the word “retrograde,” but this retro period will help you grow, nonetheless. The universe wants you to reflect on your career goals: Are you happy? Does your current occupation measure up to your self worth? Are you doing everything it takes to pursue your dreams? The full Moon on the 28th will shine across the area of your chart related to spiritual voyages and far away lands. Are you ready to take that leap of faith? Make it an adventure.

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GEMINI & GEMINI RISING

Happy Solar Return, Gemini: The spotlight is on you and the whole world is watching. Chances are you’re thriving on social media or chatting up a storm with your local community. The new Moon in your sign on the 13th illuminates the area of your chart related to your personality and presentation. New Moons are a time to plant seeds and embark on new beginnings; hence this is a great time to set personal goals. We all know you’re a clever wordsmith with a twinkle in your eye, but how could you improve your self confidence? What is authentic to your personality? What makes you feel good about yourself? Write it down; set the intention. Mercury is your ruling planet, which makes this lunation that much more potent in your chart. Shortly after, Venus, cosmic flirt and lover of all things beauty, enters the sign of Leo. This energy will touch the area of your chart related to communication, siblings and your local network. In other words, the cosmos already blessed you with the gift of gab, but Venus always adds a little something extra. Shmoozing 101 and flirtatious text messages are likely from June 13th through July 9th. Your words will sparkle with Venusian goodness; don’t let this energy go to waste. The Sun will enter sensitive Cancer on the 21st, and this will light up the area of your chart related to income, values and your self worth. In other words, if you overdid it on your birthday outfit, chances are this transit will help you buckle down on your finances. You could also start to feel more emotional about your self esteem and values. Post-birthday spa date? Maybe you just need an entire day to yourself. Take care of you, Gemini. Assertive Mars will also station retrograde on the 26th, for the first time since 2016. This cycle will occur in the area of your chart related to philosophy and personal freedom. You could experience a spiritual epiphany, or suddenly decide to embark on a whole new journey. This is your hologram; be free. The full Moon on the 28th will shine its light across your eighth house sex and intimacy. Have you finished paying off your debt? Merging mind, body and soul with someone you love is part of your evolution process. Release your inhibitions.

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CANCER & CANCER RISING

You made it, Cancer: June kicks off with a magical Grand Water Trine between Venus, Jupiter and Neptune. Water is your ruling element, and you are healing at a soul level. It’ll just be a couple more days of reflection and reclusiveness before you come out of your hiding place, as you are in the midst of receiving a number of intuitive messages from your ancestors, angels and guides. Speaking of intuition, the new Moon in Gemini on the 13th will highlight the area of your chart related to solitude and behind-the-scenes work. New Moons are a time to plant seeds and embark on new beginnings; hence now is the time for you to release any spiritual toxicity and/or energetic vibration that does not serve you. Given that Gemini is ruled by Mercury, planet of communication and thought process, writing down your intentions is highly suggested. Write it, acknowledge it, and release. That same day, Venus, cosmic flirt and lover of all things beauty, enters the sign of Leo. This charming energy will highlight the area of your chart related to your income, values and self worth. Va va voom! You’re feeling yourself, Cancer. Venus will be sprinkling her delicious goodness in your money zone, so don’t be surprised if you land a gig or simply get that lavish item you’ve been so diligently working for. Treat yo’self. Speaking of, it’s almost your birthday! The Sun enters domestic Cancer on the 21st, and this will light up the area of your chart related to your personality and presentation. For many of you, this could be your solar revolution; happy birthday. The Sun will be sparkling his energy over your sign, bringing you light and shiny charisma. Go-getter Mars will also station retrograde on the 26th, for the first time since 2016. This cycle will occur in the area of your chart related to intimacy and emotional transformation. You are in the midst of shedding and healing the wounds that once left a mark on your journey; you are starting again. The full Moon on the 28th will shine its light across your area of partnerships. Full Moons always bring completion as it is the Moon’s most potent phase. Given that this energy will highlight your relationship zone, you could start to find a balance between you and your partner’s needs; rocky relationships could find their closure. Don’t hold on to the things that hurt you any longer.

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LEO & LEO RISING

Leo, babe: You are on fire, but then again, what’s new? Gemini season is proof that you still got it. Let’s face it: you’re a completely different person and you’ve never felt better. The whole world’s got something to say about it, too! Speaking of the world, the new Moon in Gemini on the 13th will highlight the area of your chart related to social collaborations, and your hopes and wishes; this is a great time to set goals for future projects and/or with future prospects. New Moons are a time to plant seeds and embark on new beginnings; hence this could be a great networking opportunity. Don’t let this energy go to waste. It doesn’t end there; Venus, cosmic flirt and lover of all things beauty, enters your sign later that day. In simpler terms, Venus will be shaking her moneymaker and sprinkling her coquettish charms over your sign. Two words: Sexy Time. Pre-birthday makeover? Your birthday season doesn’t start until mid July, but Venus could honestly care less. She wants you to feel adored, admired and utterly luscious. Single Leos could embark on a summer romance, and for those who are coupled, love is in the air. You’re the sign of the heart, Leo. Embrace all of your passions. The Sun enters domestic Cancer on the 21st, and this will light up the area of your chart related to healing, solitude and behind-the-scenes work. Your intuition will be on high, and you will be extra sensitive to your environment. This is a good time to release spiritual toxicity and energy that no longer serves you. Now is the time to let go before you start again on your birthday season and solar revolution. Assertive Mars will also station retrograde on the 26th, for the first time since 2016. This cycle will occur in the area of your chart related to relationships and partnerships. Despite the drama that comes with the word “retrograde,” this cycle could definitely teach you a thing or two about yourself and your significant other. Talk it out; make things right. The full Moon on the 28th will shine its light across your area of health and day-to-day routine. Full Moons always bring completion as it is the Moon’s most potent phase. Are you over doing it at the gym? Maybe you’re not doing anything at all. This lunation will push you to reevaluate your schedule and work routine. Nothing to be afraid of. You’ve got this, Leo.

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VIRGO & VIRGO RISING

Dearest Virgo: Thank you for being you, and I know it’s Gemini season but  it’s technically Mercury’s season, which is your ruling planet after all; in other words, you and the twins have a lot more in common than you think. Some people say that Gemini is the drunk Virgo; what do you think? Speaking of Gemini, the new Moon in Gemini on the 13th will shine across the area of your chart related to career and your destiny in the world. New Moons are a time to plant seeds and embark on new beginnings; also, for the record, you could plant some really potent seeds during this lunation, especially if you take the time to write them down. Mercury’s got your back, babe. Not only that, this is also a great time to set goals that revolve around your professional life and career aspirations. This is an important lunation for you, Virgo. This is not a drill. That same day, Venus, cosmic flirt and lover of all things beauty, enters the sign of Leo. This charming energy will highlight the area of your chart related to solitude and behind-the-scenes work; in other words, your powers of intuition (you know, the ones you normally ignore…) will creep up on your “everything is just fine” mindset. This area of your chart is mystical, yet ambiguous all at the same time; pay attention to the messages and downloads you receive during this time. You might fight me on this one, but nothing is coincidence, Virgo darling. The Sun enters emotional Cancer on the 21st, and this will light up the area of your chart related to group circles and your humanitarian side. Are you trying to get out there and network? Have you decided to start on a new business venture? What are you waiting for? This is your time to shine! In other words, if you’ve ever considered attending a conference or simply getting out there, the time is now. Mars will also station retrograde on the 26th, for the first time since 2016. This cycle will occur in the area of your chart related to work, health, and day-to-day routines; yes, your favorite. Now, we all know you’re the king/queen of getting the job done; however, could you be overdoing it a little on the responsibilities? Have you made time for yourself? You might want to recharge your batteries a little or simply take a day off. You deserve it, Virgo. The full Moon on the 28th will shine its light across your area of romance and creativity. Full Moons always bring completion, as it is the Moon’s most potent phase; hence this energy could bring the creative culmination and/or inspiration you’ve so desperately been seeking. This is EVERYTHING. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for the world, Virgo.

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LIBRA & LIBRA RISING

Libra, darling: You’ve got the whole world at your feet, and you don’t even know it. The universe is blessing you with spiritual enlightenment and opportunity; what are you waiting for? Speaking of opportunities, the new Moon in Gemini on the 13th will shine across the area of your chart related to philosophy and long distance travel. New Moons are a time to plant seeds; hence this is a good time to embark on a new journey. Are you looking for creative inspiration? This gorgeous energy sort of reminds me of the movie Eat, Pray, Love; in other words, you’re on a journey to self discovery. Embrace every minute of this spiritual voyage. You are in the midst of becoming the best version of yourself. That same day, your ruling planet Venus, cosmic flirt and lover of all things beauty, enters the sign of Leo. This energy will add sparkle to your social sector, bringing you charming new friendships and networking opportunities. Single Libras could become a sassy friend with benefits, and coupled Libras might consider double dating. This will bring harmonious energy to your area of friendships. The Sun enters Cancer on the 21st, and this will light up the area of your chart related your ambition and destiny in the world. In other words, it’s time to make big moves, Libra. No more holding back! Warrior-like Mars will also station retrograde on the 26th, for the first time since 2016. This cycle will occur in the area of your chart related to creativity and romance. What inspires you? Have you experimented at your fullest creative potential? This is a good time to reflect on what really gets those creative juices flowing. Discover your inner muse and authentic purpose. There is no greater power than this. The full Moon on the 28th will shine its light across your fourth house of home and family. Full Moons always bring completion, as it is the Moon’s most potent phase, and this lunation is a big one for you, Libra. The theme is home vs. your professional life, and personal vs. public life. You are the king/queen of balance, and it’s important that you channel that during this full Moon, Libra babe. Take care of you.

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SCORPIO & SCORPIO RISING

Scorpio, oh Scorpio: You love talking dirty, and that’s especially true during Gemini season isn’t it? This energy lights up your eighth house of sex and regeneration; sound familiar? That’s your cosmic haunted mansion, Scorpio babe; you’re home now. Speaking of Gemini, the new Moon on the 13th will shine across the area of your chart related to intimacy and transformation; are you ready to start again? Let’s face it: you’re like Taylor Swift when she says, “I rise up from the dead I do it all the time.” This isn’t your first rodeo, especially not after Saturn in Scorpio back in 2012; retrograde cycles don’t even phase you anymore. However, this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take full advantage of this lunation, on the contrary. Given that Gemini is ruled by Mercury, planet of communication and thought process, writing down your intentions is highly suggested. You’re a powerhouse, Scorpio; imagine what could happen when you actually take the time to put your desires on paper; let alone process the thought of it. Take advantage of this energy and start fresh. That same day, Venus, cosmic flirt and lover of all things beauty, enters the sign of Leo. This charming energy will highlight your career zone; in other words, Venus will be shaking her moneymaker and sprinkling her coquettish charms over your tenth house of ambition and destiny in the world. Slay, Scorpio. You could suddenly fall in love with your career. The Sun enters your sister sign Cancer on the 21st, and this will light up the area of your chart related long distance travels and philosophy. When was the last time you traveled? Have you ever considered attending a spiritual retreat? This is your journey, Scorpio. Mars, your traditional ruler, will also station retrograde on the 26th, for the first time since 2016. This cycle will occur in the area of your chart related to home and family. You could feel a bit lethargic during this time; however, this reversal of energy is deeply beneficial to your core being. Take this time to reflect on what really makes you feel safe. The full Moon on the 28th will shine its light across your third house of communication, siblings, and local network.  Full Moons always bring completion; hence this lunation could bring news or simply remind you to find a balance between work and play. Get it together. The process is never easy, but you always make it to the top.

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SAGITTARIUS & SAGITTARIUS RISING

Dear Sagittarius: Who are you and what have you done with the other Sag? It’s been quite the journey for you, my fellow gypsy soul. All the hardships you’ve endured, not to mention the work you’ve put in, just know one thing, it doesn’t go unnoticed. You’re in the midst of becoming the best version of yourself, and you’re finally starting to see the fruits of your hard labor. The new Moon in Gemini on the 13th will illuminate your relationship zone, bringing new beginnings to your partnerships and business prospects. You’re notorious for loathing commitment and running away from anything serious; however, you’re not the same person as you once were. New Moons are a time to plant seeds and embark on new beginnings; hence you might want to give that on and off relationship another try. Those of you looking for love, maybe you’re not looking in the right places. Sure, the universe has a plan for you, but it’s up to you to go after what you want. Use this energy to both communicate and expand your horizons. Also, given that Gemini is ruled by Mercury, planet of communication and thought process, writing down your intentions is highly suggested. That same day, Venus, cosmic flirt and lover of all things beauty, enters the sign of Leo. This charming energy will highlight the area of your chart related to expansion and far away lands. Sound familiar? This is your cosmic gypsy cave. Bow chicka wow wow! This luscious energy is proof that there’s more for you beyond the horizon, my dear Sag. Foreign lover? Maybe. With you, anything is possible. Speaking of lover, the Sun enters Cancer on the 21st, and this will light up your eighth house of intimacy and transformation. Merging mind, body and soul with someone you love is part of the process; don’t be afraid. Mars will also station retrograde on the 26th, for the first time since 2016. This cycle will occur in the area of your chart related to communication, siblings and your local community. Despite the drama that comes with the word “retrograde,” this cycle could definitely teach you a thing or two about your inner circle and/or the way your mind works. The full Moon on the 28th will shine its light across your second house of income, values and self worth. Sharing is caring, but to a certain extent. You can’t vibrate at a higher frequency if you’re too busy worried about everyone else’s issues. What about you and your needs? You matter so much.

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CAPRICORN & CAPRICORN RISING

Capricorn, your excellency: I am honored that you took time out of your beyond-hectic and cathartic schedule to read this message from the cosmos. Speaking of schedule, the new Moon in Gemini on the 13th will illuminate your health and routine zone, bringing new beginnings to your day-to-day life and overall tasks. Everyone knows you’re the workaholic and task master of the zodiac, but are you taking care of yourself in the process? New Moons are a time to plant seeds and embark on new beginnings; hence this energy could help you start a new diet routine and/or simply take care of business. Also, given that Gemini is ruled by Mercury, planet of communication and thought process, writing down your intentions is highly suggested. You’re almost there, Cap. As it is, Saturn, your ruling planet, and Pluto, God of the underworld, are both hard at work in your sign. Nobody said this was going to be easy, but you always seem to climb your way to the top of the mountain anyhow. That same day, Venus, cosmic flirt and lover of all things beauty, enters the sign of Leo. This delicious energy will highlight the area of your chart related to sex and other people’s money; not too shabby, huh? Your sex appeal will be through the roof, and chances are, you will crave deep connection and intimacy. Welcome those soulmate connections into your life, my dear Capricorn. You of all people deserve love. The Sun will also enter Cancer on the 21st, and this will light up your seventh house of partnerships. Need I say more? Things are getting steamy in the cosmos. Single Capricorns could meet a passionate soulmate, and those who are coupled are in for a  real treat. Go-getter Mars will also station retrograde on the 26th, for the first time since 2016. This cycle will occur in the area of your chart related to your income and personal values. Are you overspending? Have you tackled pending money issues? Despite the drama that comes with the word “retrograde,” this cycle could definitely teach you a thing or two about your finances. Last but certainly not least, the full Moon on the 28th will illuminate your sign, bringing you deep resolutions and closure. Pay attention to the messages you receive during this time. You’re in the midst of a personal evolution.

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AQUARIUS & AQUARIUS RISING

Dearest Aquarius: There’s so much going on behind the scenes for you; although, knowing you, it’s not even that serious. It is what it is, right? But you have to admit, something’s different about you. The new Moon in Gemini on the 13th will illuminate your fifth house of creativity and passion, bringing new beginnings to your love life and artistic muse. New Moons are a time to plant seeds and embark on new beginnings; hence this energy could really get your creative juices flowing, to say the least. Are you working on a new project? Have you found the inspiration you’ve so desperately been looking for? Given that Gemini is ruled by Mercury, planet of communication and thought process, writing down your intentions is highly suggested. That same day, Venus, cosmic flirt and lover of all things beauty, enters the sign of Leo. This delicious energy will highlight your relationship sector; in other words, maybe that artistic inspiration will stem from love and romance? Whether it’s romantic or artistic, your relationships and partnerships will be top of mind during this time. The Sun will also enter Cancer on the 21st, and this will light up your sixth house of health and daily routines. Are you being conscious of your health? Have you been getting work done? This energy will bring focus to the practical side of life; not your favorite, I know, but still necessary. Important: On the 26th. assertive Mars will station retrograde until August 27th; this is a highly important transit as it will go backwards in your sign. Despite the drama that comes with the word “retrograde,” this cycle could definitely teach you a thing or two about your eccentric passions and stellar drive. This is a good time to reflect on what truly ignites a fire within your soul; enjoy the ride, Aquarius darling. The full Moon on the 28th will shine its light across your 12th house of healing and behind-the-scenes work. So, I know you’re not the sensitive type, but this energy is highly intuitive and spiritual. You could suddenly realize that you’re in desperate need of solitude; this is a good time to retreat and recharge your alien batteries. Talk soon.

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PISCES & PISCES RISING

Pisces, my love: Sorry to interrupt, I know you’re in the midst of swimming through your subconscious sea of dreams, while Neptune’s sounds of music play in the background; I’ll make it quick. The new Moon in Gemini on the 13th will illuminate your fourth house of home and family, bringing new beginnings to your perspective on security and personal comfort. What makes you feel safe? How do you really feel about that? Given that Gemini is ruled by Mercury, planet of communication and thought process, writing down your intentions is highly suggested. Everyone deserves to feel at home within themselves, including you. That same day, Venus, cosmic flirt and lover of all things beauty, enters the sign of Leo. This delicious energy will highlight your sixth house of routine and day-to-day tasks. Some of you could suddenly start crushing on someone in the workplace. Others might start enjoying their routine and living a healthy lifestyle. Take advantage of this energy while it’s hot, Pisces. The Sun will also enter Cancer on the 21st, and this will light up your fifth house of romance and creativity. You’re one of, if not the most, artistic signs in the zodiac; in other words, this energy is always a good time. You have an incredibly vivid imagination with an infinite amount of art and love. What are you waiting for? It’s time you bring all of your colors and magic to life. Go-getter Mars will also station retrograde on the 26th, for the first time since 2016. This cycle will occur in the area of your chart related to your subconscious dreams and behind-the-scenes work. No one likes the word “retrograde,” but this retro period will help you grow, nonetheless. Are you leveraging your gifted intuition? Do you remember what you dream every night? Things could get really foggy when you’re an empath, and you of all people know that’s true. Take care of your energy; people’s problems are not your problems. Don’t take on anymore unnecessary wounds and burdens. The full Moon on the 28th will shine its light across your 11th house of networking and friendships, bringing you interesting resolutions and closure. Don’t ever stop being yourself, my dear Pisces. You are a magical being and the world needs you.

WORDS BY RESIDENT ASTROLOGER VALERIE MESA


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Valerie is an astrologer, writer and third-generation bruja. Her favorite things to write about are mysticism and sex; the Moon is her muse. For more of her work and cosmic portfolio, check out valeriemesa.com or follow her on Instagram @valeriemesa.