BY JOANNA C. VALENTE
It’s June, baby. We have a new Moon in Gemini on June 3. The new moon is all about communication - which means you should be careful with the words you use, the spells you cast. Go slow, be diplomatic and thoughtful, and don’t rush to conclusions. It’s a good time to meditate and reflect on yourself.
Then, Mercury enters Cancer on June 4th, which can make our emotions feel heightened as our senses feel extra alive. Venus enters Gemini on June 8th, which makes us want to travel and experience new things and people. Because of this, you might feel a sense of restlessness and wanderlust - so be careful not to make impulsive choices, while feeding your soul what it needs.
The Moon becomes full in Sagittarius on June 17, which will cause you to think big and think of what you want the rest of the year to look like. Cancer season comes on June 21, bringing a nesting and domestic energy into the month, a nice shift from the restless energy from the first half of the month (and the last days of sprightly spring).
Here we go:
Money is on your mind this month. You might be craving a sense of stability that you feel like you don’t have and want to make changes to create a better sense of structure. Create a list of actionable goals to make this happen.
This is a month for your career and your inner spiritual life. You’re craving a sense of self, identity, and a place within the world and community around you. What is it that you want?
Friends are important to you right now. You can ease up on your career aspirations and focus on the people in your life who make you feel special. Spend quality time, plan dinners, weekend trips. Jobs come and go, but friends shouldn’t (as much).
You are all about organization this month, and tidying up your life, finances, and job. You are focusing on your next steps with work. Don’t forget to play in the meantime. It’s easy to lose yourself to other people.
You feel so restless and just want to experience the world. If you can, plan a trip somewhere. If you can’t, find new experiences in your community to explore. Meet new people. This is a good month for you to connect with others - and your mind.
This is a month of risks. You should take them. Emotionally, be vulnerable. It’s okay to have intense emotions. If someone can’t match them, forget them. Do the same in other aspects of your life. You’re a ride or die bitch. Don’t forget that.
You are building relationships and connections with people around you, and this is a great month to find and deepen a romantic connection. You’ve been craving this for awhile, so enjoy it. Don’t overthink it.
Building a healthier lifestyle isn’t easy, but this month allows you to organize yourself and your habits and create sustainable routines. Listen to your body.
You are glowing. This is your month of love and if you’re single, you’re about to meet someone(s). If you aren’t, this is a time to invigorate your relationship by experiencing something new together.
You might get a new job offer, raise, promotion, or unexpected career change this month. It might seem like a risk, but it could be worth taking. Take a lot of time to relax this month. Nest.
You want to wander, whether it’s a trip, a new job, a new relationship. Something has been feeling off to you. Your home life has been stable, but you crave something more. If you can’t make major life changes, try to get yourself out of your comfort zone. Is your work routine suiting you? Do you need to broaden your friend horizon?
This is your month to redecorate and make your space truly something special. You deserve it. Our homes are our sanctuaries and you need to feel comfortable. Think big.
Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. They are the author of Sirs & Madams, The Gods Are Dead, Marys of the Sea, Sexting Ghosts, Xenos, No(body) (forthcoming, Madhouse Press, 2019), and is the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault. They received their MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is the founder of Yes Poetry and the senior managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine. Some of their writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Them, Brooklyn Magazine, BUST, and elsewhere. Joanna also leads workshops at Brooklyn Poets. joannavalente.com / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalente / FB: joannacvalente