Starting Monday, June 5, you can get a running start on all the other summer lovers out there. Amorous Venus floats into Leo and joins dance partner (and your cosmic ruler) Mars in your fifth house of beauty, creative expression and sweet, sweet amour. Surrender to that raging case of butterflies and put more effort into whatever courtship rituals turn you on. FTR: Under these skies, that can be anything from a starlight stroll to a sex party. In a relationship? It may be incumbent on you to get creative with the date planning, so start following cultural activities feeds and bookmarking outdoor restaurants, music festivals and sexy Airbnbs that seem like places worth checking out. You have four whole months to enjoy this flashy cycle since Venus hangs out in Leo until October 8, which is four times Venus’ usual stopover in one sign. The kicker? From July 22 to September 3, la love planet spins retrograde. (More reason to lock down tickets and weekend beach house reservations ASAP.) But you’ve got this, Aries—and when Venus slips into reverse, lean into nostalgia as an aphrodisiac. How CAN you recreate one of your past love scenes, with or without returning to the place of origin? (Challenge!) An old flame could try to spark things up newly come midsummer, but proceed with caution if the last go-round was more of a nightmare than a dream.
On Sunday, gregarious Mercury jams into Gemini, electrifying your third house of socializing and local action until June 26. You might become way more knowledgeable about your own neighborhood as you get to know the business owners and regular patrons. Who knows? You might not need to be Ubering or mass-transiting all over town when the hottest events are happening in your own backyard. And if you’re single, Cupid’s arrows might land a stone’s throw from your bedroom. You might not want to “waste” all your words chatting up intriguing strangers at the biergarten or poolside happy hour. Harness this ultra-loquacious Mercury circuit to record a podcast, write a think piece or flesh out a few character studies for a future screenplay.
Also on Sunday, powerhouse Pluto slips back a sign on the zodiac wheel. The icy dwarf has been retrograde in Aquarius and your teamwork zone since May 1, possibly disrupting the collaborative flow on Team Ram. Starting Sunday you’ll feel some relief from tense group dynamics, but you’re not off the hook. Pluto is retrograde until October 10, and now it slips back into Capricorn and your tenth house of career. Slow down and be more strategic about your most important goals. Instead of resisting—or hitting the panic button—trust that this is the perfect thing for your professional trajectory. Pluto is in the final stage of its 16-year tour through Capricorn (2008-2024). Since then, you’ve probably clarified A LOT about your professional purpose. But you also still feel that a sense of mystery and discovery lies ahead. Maybe you’ve learned what you DON’T like—and will never, ever attempt to do again. Good! Now, take advantage of the coming four months to continue refining your vision. (Which you can keep doing after Pluto turns direct in Capricorn again from October 10 to January 20, 2024.) In prominent Capricorn, Pluto can help you link up with industry leaders and insiders, but aim for authentic connections. Shell out the money to join a prestigious organization or a networking group. Friends in high places can do a lot to help manifest your dreams, but don’t forget to groom yourself as an even stronger leader. Working with a high-level coach or mastermind group filled with MBAs and social entrepreneurs could polish your crown to a gleaming shine.
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