THIS WEEKEND WE MAY FEEL DEEPLY AMBIGUOUS about people, torn between socializing and retreating. Venus and Jupiter conjunct in extroverted Leo to call us out to the party while the Scorpio moon and Cancer sun can leave us introspective and in desperate need of time alone.
Because of this conflict we may feel unusually vulnerable, tempted to overreact; we may need to leave town rather than take a break or bite back rather than set a calm boundary. We want to fix the motor, dig in our garden, or engage in some other solitary pursuit to get some socially acceptable privacy. That Scorpio moon encourages us to dive below the surface and think about the deeper aspects of life.
This lineup can help us examine something uncomfortable. We can look squarely at what bothers us, and then ask that creative and loving Venus-Jupiter conjunction to help us find a clear path toward a solution, if we’re not too irritated to listen.
Early next week our mood may relax, but there is potential for worry or troubling conversation as Mercury forms a challenging aspect to Pluto. We can rely on the Sagittarian moon to help us by employing simple honesty. Just speak up and leave out the loaded terms.
We may be restless for either a change of venue or aesthetics as Venus trines Uranus midweek. This trine speaks of love’s transformative power; expressions of solidarity and warmth can support a subtle, deep shift.
FRIDAY, JUNE 26: Ask for any favors early in the day; we become more internal and persnickety as the moon enters Scorpio midday. The afternoon encourages us to make decisions to cut, weed, or reorganize as the moon trines Mars. Tonight asks us to listen honestly to what we need and prepare to share at a deep level, or enjoy our solitude.
SATURDAY, JUNE 27: Let’s immerse ourselves in something — a cause or a shamanic journey. Use a beautiful, emotional grand trine in water signs (moon, sun, Neptune) to focus. Watch out: We can sting if we feel unsafe or overloaded.
SUNDAY, JUNE 28: Dig deep, build foundations, plant roots, and protest injustice. Do not believe the murmur of depression or inevitability. Make no assumptions about the future but trust the potential of change. Our mood lifts later; fresh honesty and the natural world are soothing.
MONDAY, JUNE 29: The lovely Venus-Uranus trine makes us footloose, longing to be fancy-free. Experiment with a new approach, just don’t expect people to knuckle down to work. If the midafternoon brings sleepiness or uncertainty, let the mind drift in productive ways.
TUESDAY, JUNE 30: The morning brings opportunities. Make overtures now. Later on the energy becomes more disconnected and experiences could poke at some old wound, and offer a chance to forgive and expand.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1: It’s time to get down to work we avoided earlier in the week as the moon waxes full in industrious Capricorn. We can get easily frustrated if the plotline of our life doesn’t seem to be moving fast enough, but let’s not take this urgency out on one another.
THURSDAY, JULY 2: Although we may still feel nervous or impatient, yesterday’s conflicts can bring today’s ingenuity as Mercury sextiles inventive Uranus. If our minds obsess on a problem, it pays to tackle something completely different, and circle back from another direction.