June 2023 OVERVIEW
Brace yourself for cosmic adventures! June promises to be a magical month with lots of surprises, fun and opportunities for growth.
To start the month, Mercury in Taurus, our planet of communication and intellect, takes center stage, making a conjunction with Uranus in Taurus on the 4th. This could be a day filled to the brim with inspiration and action on new ideas, but on the heels of a Full Moon in Sagittarius the day before, be sure not to overdo it.
Personally, I’m a big fan of overindulgence… but in moderation. Moderate extremism, if you will. If you’ve been reading this column for a while, then you know we at Spellsisters are prone to bouts of Party Rage Fever™. If you’re new here, that basically just means we’re feral and need to have fun immediately. On the 11th, when Mercury moves into vibrant Gemini, it’s PRF™ time.
Our collective capacity for curiosity and mental agility will be heightened, and you will likely feel inspired to check out new places, seek opportunities to network and engage in interesting debates and conversations. Let your freak flag fly and express yourself, so long as you’ve got it in you to be attentive and listen to others. Pay attention to new ideas that strike you around this time! They just might have legs.
On the 5th, right on the heels of this synchronous aspect, Venus enters Leo, where it’ll stay for an unusually long period of time–until October! There is a big shift in the air, so be ready for this summer to be extremely summering. The vibe is feature film, and you’re starring. In other words, none of us are shooting Best Supporting Actress. We’re extremely in our Main Character Era.
I have some advice for this long period of Venus in Leo. Do: cultivate your boss energy, get comfortable with standing in your power, express your style confidently, flirt with the universe, and start a new relationship with someone super fun. Don’t: forget to be extreme in moderation, go on an ego trip, engage in unnecessary drama, be disrespectful and trash your most significant relationships for the sake of fun.
Fret not. There’s a lot of positive attention heading your way, and you’ll easily be able to avoid drama and power trips. Ain’t nobody got time for that–you’re having too much fun to engage. Retrograde Pluto will re-enter Capricorn for the last time on the 11th. While heavy, unresolved issues might be drudged up once again, it’ll feel more like healing than re-hashing.
Now is the time to tie up any loose ends, but keep in mind that this is a collective transit that typically deals with collective issues. The rest of this year will be focused on resolving those deep-rooted issues we’ve been dealing with on a universal level for the past decade. It’s not as heavy as it sounds, though. We’ve been wrapping these things up for a long time. Today’s Gen Z-esque issues will not be the same problems we’re facing a year from now.
Thankfully, we’ve still got tons of action via Mercury and subsequently, Gemini. Things are still fun, even though that doesn’t sound like it will be. We’ve been beating the dead horse, and things that come up right now feel old-hat.
Mid-month, the mood is gauzy, delighted and dreamy. It’s like that part we’re starring in is, like, fairycore vibes. I’m thinking of Drew Barrymore in Ever After. Our cosmic regulator and standard-setter, Saturn, goes retrograde in Pisces on the 17th.
Try to stay grounded, but let yourself dream! This is an excellent time to lean into letting the universe do its work for you–the typical boundaries may not matter for now. What could usually hold you back is taking a backseat this summer, and we’re free. The usual rules need not apply. Let this energy be amplified at the New Moon in Gemini on the 17th.
It’s an all around blesséd month, as a Solstice month tends to be. The Sun makes its way into compassionate and intuitive Cancer on the 21st, marking the Summer Solstice (and/or Litha, if you’re nasty). Emotional connection, family ties and self-care are emphasized and encouraged. Take plenty of time to nurture yourself, spend quality time with your people and delight in the comforts of home.
On the 26th, Mercury will join the Sun in Cancer, stirring up some sentimental vibes. This could put a damper on the mood, but lean into the nostalgia of summers past and find magic in your recollections. This mood will come in handy on the 30th when Neptune goes retrograde in Pisces, too. This might have you feeling exposed, and you may have to confront parts of yourself you don’t particularly like hanging around with. It’s for the best, though.
It’s all for the best, actually, because June promises to be stimulating emotionally, spiritually and socially. There’s a lot of potential for excitement and exploration–be sure to communicate your needs and embrace your ability to play! Let yourself be guided by your curiosity and passions this month, and prioritize your well-being.
BIRTHDAY ROYALTY <3 Gemini & Gemini Rising (May 21 – June 20):
Everyone you encounter this month is enchanted by you! You’re a natural social butterfly, obvi, but this month is particularly vibey for you when it comes to communicating and building your relationships. This month could be an awesome time for you to make new friends and meet new people, seek out new opportunities for networking, and deepen your connection with your nearest and dearest. You’re especially charmed this month, and you’re charming. There is potential for exciting new opportunities to arise when you put yourself out there! Your creative nature is stirred, and curiosity will lead you down a fascinating path–be open to receiving your deepest desires without trying to influence them too much. When you have an exciting idea, try to suspend your judgment about its feasibility. It’s none of your business how things will work out, so just go with the flow and enjoy yourself. Keep your mind open and your eye on the prize as new experiences and blessings come into your life.
Tarotscopes | The Magician: You possess all the power to get what you need. You have all the tools necessary. Now you just have to use them.
Key Dates: 11, 15, 17, 18
Local Gemini: Rebecca Jacobson, Pilates Instructor and Studio Manager at Era Pilates, June 16
Famous Gemini: Marilyn Monroe, June 1, 1926
NOW FOR THE REST OF YOU...
Cancer & Cancer Rising (June 21 – July 22):
Your mission this month, if you choose to accept it, is to prioritize your emotional well-being. I know this may be hard for you, but this month, I encourage you to put your own needs above those of everyone who thinks they need you. Obviously, there are particular circumstances where you are needed. I’m certainly not saying to neglect your children if you’re a mother–BUT what I am saying is to put the needs of those who treat you like a mother on the back burner. It’s not your job to raise a man (or a friend, or a boss, or a woman, etc. etc. etc.). You can only be held responsible for your own well-being, and so, read your mission again. Dig deep, take time for reflection, and make space to ground yourself. Do whatever brings you joy and helps you express yourself. Your own joy and self-love are the foundation for all the other relationships in your life.
Tarotscopes | The Star: You’re the one you’ve been waiting for. You’re the one you should be caring for.
Key Dates: 2, 21, 22, 26
Leo & Leo Rising (July 23 – August 22):
You’re used to expressing yourself and maybe even being the center of attention a little bit, but you are absolutely sparkling this month. This month’s transits are affording an opportunity for your charisma and captivating charm to catapult your life to the next level. This could mean any number of things, depending on the factors of your life, but June is your time to shine in whatever capacity seems appropriate for you. You’re being put in situations at the right time and place with the right people, and because of this, you could experience an amazing amount of growth. You could experience an incredible amount of change both personally and professionally in a short period of time this month. Remember to stay humble and make yourself available to your loved ones. Don’t forget the little guys that helped you become who you are as you start to move into this next chapter of your life.
Tarotscopes | The High Priestess: When you’re on, you’re on and when you’re right, you’re right.
Key Dates: 5, 17, 21, 28
Virgo & Virgo Rising (August 23 – September 22):
There is very little chance you’re going to make a misstep and forget to do something important, so this month, take a load off. It’s time for you to focus on your expansion rather than your achievement. Do whatever makes you feel like there’s something out there bigger than you and leaves you in awe. Whether that be through travel, learning a new language, exploring a new healing modality you’ve been interested in or something entirely different, it’s time for you to expand your horizons, Virgo! You often fall into the trap of requiring new things to make logical sense before you can lean into them. This month, though, embrace a growth mindset. Trust that everything is working out for you and that there’s always something amazing on your horizon. All you have to do is take the first step.
Tarotscopes | The Fool: You’re ready for expansion, even if that means you have to take a risk and have no idea how it’ll work out.
Key Dates: 3, 11, 17
Libra & Libra Rising (September 23 – October 22):
Relationships are in the hot seat for you this month, Libra bb. Your priority this month should be to give attention to your many connections, favoring the ones that need the most nurturing. You have a natural knack for juggling relationships, and you know when to shift your attention, and this month is especially important to nurture your most important connections. You know where your attention is needed, whether it’s romantic or platonic. Be open to learning that things are different from how you perceive them. At the end of the day, your experience isn’t the only experience, and the same goes for your perception. Sometimes your experience doesn’t exactly match up with that of others. Be open to compromise and know that true harmony comes from recognizing others’ perspectives. You have a gift for making people feel seen, but it’s time for you to see yourself. Be open to the possibility that your perspective is limited.
Tarotscopes | Temperance: You can’t possibly see all sides of a prism at once. Assess what you know and don’t be quick to judge.
Key Dates: 2, 5, 11
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising (October 23 – November 21):
This month is full of personal growth and discovery for you, Scorpio, as June encourages reflection and introspection for you. You’re encouraged to look deeper into why and how you’ve gotten here and become who you are. What would you consider to be a milestone or personal growth at this point in your life? Your most meaningful bonds are supportive of you delving into yourself. Not only will you feel supported, you’ll also notice that personal insights are bolstering your relationships. You’re exceptionally authentic and able to be vulnerable this month, and you’ll find that people really love to see who you really are. The candy coating you tend to put over your emotions isn’t always necessary. You’re the medicine someone needs.
Tarotscopes | The Hermit: Yours is a solitary path. Nobody can see into your soul and give you guidance the way you can.
Key Dates: 5, 11, 30
Sagittarius & Sag Rising (November 22 – December 21):
Nothing says Sagittarius like adventure, and you are full of spontaneous vibes all month long. Your ability to stay curious and open minded will pay off this month as you start to take on a new perspective. Maybe you’ve been exposed to something new? Maybe you’ve changed? Maybe you just feel a little different this month. No matter what, you’re likely to be more inspired throughout June, and if you follow those little inspirational nudges, you could also be guided to some valuable insights that propel you forward. If you are open to opportunities for growth, stay true to yourself and trust your intuition, your long-term goals might be closer than you think.
Tarotscopes | Wheel of Fortune: Sometimes you’re up and sometimes you’re down. Treasure good fortune. You never know when you’re on a downswing.
Key Dates: 3, 11, 19
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising (December 22 – January 19):
You find comfort in establishing a routine, and you stabilize your life by exerting control over those routines. If you stick to the plan, all is well, right? It depends on the plan, IMO. What happens if the center doesn’t hold and one aspect of your life goes off balance? This month, remember that you can thrive when your balance is tested. You can still succeed and have good vibes only, even if everything isn’t going according to plan. You’re being pushed to adapt and make necessary adjustments according to circumstances beyond your control. Stay aligned with your goals and course correct as needed. You can *work hard* toward your goals and still honor your need to rest and reflect. Those are not signs of weakness. They’re a reminder that you’re alive and you’re a human.
Tarotscopes | The Hanged Man: You don’t have to force your way for your hand to win. If you’ve got a winning hand, then you do.
Key Dates: 11, 17, 28
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising (January 20 – February 18):
Obviously, Aquarius, you love any chance to let your innovative mindset and forward-thinking ideas shine. This month is one of those moments where people actually wanna hear your tinfoil hat theories, and they might even go along with them. Your perspective is a breath of fresh air, and there’s an opportunity to connect with people who value this. There could be a chance to collaborate on a project that needs your particular insights and enthusiasm. Be open this month, as significant breakthroughs are possible. What were once major boundaries become tiny potholes. Be authentic and stay true to yourself as you try to surround yourself with people who support your growth. You might find that even the most skeptical people in your life stay in your corner.
Tarotscopes | The Sun: Breakthroughs are revealing who you can rely on, and it may not be who you expected.
Key Dates: 5, 17, 28
Pisces & Pisces Rising (February 19 – March 20):
Your intuition feels like an art this month as you’re called to tap into a more creative flow. Less talking, more being. Let yourself be guided by your imagination, because even when it seems unrealistic (or maybe even bat shit crazy), there’s a message there. I’m a strong believer that, more often than not, your dreams have something to tell you. It’s not always an astounding insight, but usually there’s something there. Ultimately, you’re being pushed into creativity, and however that looks to you, indulging yourself will lead to expansion. You know how to listen to your gut. Let it guide you, and when it does, listen. You don’t need to siphon your energy and intuition. Don’t allow yourself to be dulled. Just like you know how to listen to your intuition, you’re an expert at striking a balance between realism and otherworldliness—but sometimes even the most impossible impulses lead somewhere beautiful.
Tarotscopes | Queen of Cups: Your inner knowing is like a magnet. You know exactly what you need to do, but you can’t force everyone to do it with you.
Key Dates: 2, 9, 15, 30
Aries & Aries Rising (March 21 – April 19):
You are fearless in your pursuit of happiness, and that is downright admirable. This month, you’re especially driven and will stop at nothing to move toward your happiness, even if that means you’re inching toward your goals. Don’t forget to feed and water your current self while you’re out crusading on behalf of your future self. It’s important for you to strike a balance between ambition and self-care this month. For you, that can be a tough balance to find. You may struggle to shift gears and juggle your priorities; typically your laser focus is either on or it’s off. But throughout the month, you’re going to be required to figure it out, because the flames of your ambition cannot be stoked without attending to the well within.
Tarotscopes | The Devil: It’s tempting to try to go back to a version of yourself who didn’t know any better, but that’s just not possible.
Key Dates: 3, 21, 26
Taurus & Taurus Rising (April 20 – May 20):
Pivot! Pivot! You’re exercising your right to change your mind this month. Be it a huge shift or a teeny tiny one, allowing yourself to pivot is a huge win! You literally can change your mind anytime. About anything or anyone! Even if it feels like a huge deal! You are allowed to do that, and in fact, I encourage you to, if you feel compelled. It does nobody an ounce of good for you to repress your feelings or try to force yourself into a situation that no longer fits you into the equation. If the current iteration of You is not part of the equation why are you sticking around? The right people and situations will be patient and account for you. There’s no scenario or outcome in which stifling yourself or playing a part serves you—or anybody else! Remember, babe, you are the main character in your life. This is Your Life™️, not your partner’s, your bff’s, or your boss’s. They all get to be the main character in their life.
Tarotscopes | The Empress: nobody can take care of you the way you can take care of you 💖
Key Dates: 2, 9, 15-19
Photo of the Spellsisters by Schwebach Photography.
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