Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for JUNE 2006
Aries (March 20-April 19)
It could be worse. You may need to go out on a limb and take what for anyone else would be a huge risk. And, as the cookie crumbles, that may wind up being the very last thing you want to do when the time comes. The key may be to act sooner rather than later, before your insecurities take over. You could easily get lost for weeks trying to decide between alternatives or doing battle with yourself about the right choice to make. You’re slipping into one of these classic ‘caution versus dare’ situations, with the clock ticking. But what exactly do you have to be so cautious about? It seems you have a lot more to gain by breaking out of a plaster mold that seems to have grown around your sense of adventure. You need to act in accord with whatever you consider your true nature. That is, if you want to get anywhere, or get anything done.
Taurus (April 19-May 20)
Ah, the miracle of getting one’s shit together. When does it happen? Usually when we decide it’s going to happen, but it takes some experience to get one to that place, often more experience than we ever dreamed. But trust me, you have that; it’s not the issue. Here it is, in less than 100 words. You seem to be putting way too much hope in a relationship situation as a substitute for doing the work of deep, imminent emotional changes you need to make. The solution is not going to come from outside you but rather from you unleashing the life force energy that’s pent up inside you. When that energy moves, you could call it a crisis, or you could call it progress. In truth, it’s probably going to be both, but of the two, the progress is by far more worthwhile, and Goddess knows you’ve waited long enough. So, do yourself a huge favor and stop waiting.
Gemini (May 20-June 21)
The great thing about a tempest in a teapot is that at the end of it all, you may wind up with a cup of tea. Make sure you’re paying attention to just how much energy you’re putting into that nice warm Earl Grey. It would appear you could prepare a banquet for 50 with the effort you’re expending on some idea or project. Rather than throwing all your energy into something, I suggest you press yourself gently toward the point of a breakthrough. It’s true enough that your thinking has been stuck, but it’s worked out to be the productive kind of stuck, or it will have if you’re able to extract the one extremely impressive idea that has the power to move a mountain or two. Remember, there is one level of this situation where it ALL comes down to money. So keep count of that stuff and make sure you know what you’re doing with it.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
None of the various bits of your current scenario are new. Each is eminently familiar. Now, however, you get to assemble them into something that makes sense, in total. The experience you’ve gained in many seemingly separate aspects of your life counts for a lot, particularly if you look at it closely and use what you know. You’ve benefited immeasurably from many dress rehearsals, practice missions and testing numerous early models of your plan. You’ve been restoring the foundations and repairing beams for months or even years. Now is the time to power up the whole system. That’s always a moment of truth, because you’re not certain whether what you’ve created can stand the test of reality. But there’s just one way to find out. The reality check, however, winds up being one of self-confidence. Systems and inventions are one thing. Having the guts to live the way you need to live is something else entirely.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23)
The last time this happened, it was a lot less obvious. Now you see the pattern. Now you cannot only take it a lot more personally, you can involve yourself in a personal way and work the situation to your best possible advantage. The message or reward of this month’s Mars-Saturn conjunction in your birth sign is some combination of discipline paying off, patience providing the perfect opportunity to act, and hard work being rewarded with something changing in your favor. In fact, anything you experience this month you can work in your favor, but now it’s even more important that you see it that way. When you make the one major decision that seems to be looming, you’ll probably notice how long you’ve gone not quite feeling like yourself, and have the revelation of what it feels like to be suddenly acting in accord with your own nature, after quite a long delay. Not a bad plan.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22)
Don’t just act cool or keep your cool. You must be cool. You must not let your worst fears run away with you, and at the same time don’t go too overboard on your plans to take over the world. Between the worst possible catastrophe and the highest and mightiest triumph in all of human creation, there is what you are simply trying to do. It will remain simple as long as you keep it such, and remember that anything we do in this world we do with the help of our friends. Therefore, it would be very helpful to keep clear communication with the people you trust, want to trust, and need to maintain cooperative relationships with. When the time comes to doubt, I suggest you express your doubts in a reasonable way rather than make any assumptions. To do this, you will need to know when you are making assumptions, which would indeed be a great triumph for humanity.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23)
This will be one of those awesome periods of achievement, if you’re able to stay above the fray. It’s a little like that old joke about not arguing with idiots because somebody watching won’t be able to tell who’s who. While we’re onto old jokes, don’t join any club that will have you as a member. Rather, get into the fact that it can be lonely at the top, and then stay focused on your goal. You have a goal, and actually, it’s going pretty well. These days, the more specific you make it, the better. The more you wrap up old business and get it out of the way, the more room you will have for that one very specific concept of what you want to do in the world. Meanwhile, there will come that moment when you need to lower your expectations. Don’t freak out — this is only temporary.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
Get your parents and related individuals out of the picture, symbolically or in reality. That is, remember you’re an adult and they have no power over you. The one thing you don’t want to mess with this month are ‘authority issues’, which is precisely because you have way too much taking authority to do. Indeed, you must become the only authority in at least one particular area of your life; but you can. The mastery you’ve attained several times over is all your own, and you don’t need anyone’s permission to put it to work. Your journey to success has been fraught with peril, but behold, that is a sign you’re not on vacation. Your plan is actually working, even if you’re not quite sure what it is. Ah yes, now is the time to get sure. You only get to go through this particular scenario once. Make it work for you.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22)
You have arrived at a moment when you need to work out the details on your long-range plan, and to do that, you need to start by having one. Many factors over the past year have been pointing to this, and at the same time you’ve likely been encountering a level of fear or resistance that you’re unaccustomed to. If this statement is true, you need to cop to it, and face consciously whatever factors are working behind the scenes or below the floorboards. Though you are good at doing what’s right and don’t usually need to concern yourself with the finer details of ethics, I sense there is an ethical issue brewing, at least in your own heart and soul. You may actually be doubting yourself. That alone has the power to hold you back and dissuade you from achieving your own greatest success.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)
Be realistic about the importance of an encounter later this month that relates to the subject of shared finances or tax matters. You will need to adopt an entirely new approach to such questions, whether you’re motivated by progress, or the need to avoid a crisis — and there is a fine line between the two, particularly now. This may well be a situation involving turning a crisis into an opportunity. What you’ve had going for you up until this point is how solid and steady you’ve been. But there have been key moments when you had to rethink your strategy, and this is one of them. You will not need to wait for the rewards. A long cycle is coming to a close, perhaps as long as two years, and by one month from today you will stand in a new place. But between here and there, you need to take each step carefully.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
Sometimes if we respond to things as a threat, they become a threat; if we respond to them as something else, they appear in that form. Sometimes we can guide things consciously from one state of being to another. Often, what makes the difference is whether we respond with fear or creativity. I am not one of those who believes ‘everything is projection’ and that ‘we create the universe’. Rather, I think existence is a co-creative process, and our project here is to learn how to take up the work of manifestation together. But what we hold in our minds, and the choices we make about what events, people and symbols mean, sets the stage for how we experience our individual realities — and these same things can influence many other people. In the coming weeks, you have a lot of influence over how one particular situation develops. Use it well.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Take up the role of inventor: consider each day, each gesture, each choice, each relationship an invention or opportunity. Apply originality to every act and decision you make. Necessity will definitely be the progenitor of this process, but you do have the ability to stay four or five steps ahead of the game, anticipating your needs, managing your energy and commitments, and most of all, taking care of yourself. So much stuck energy finally comes free this month that you could be swept up in the wave of activity. The results of so much work and dedication are finally beginning to show results. If you feel like you’re getting overwhelmed, get to a new level and start making decisions the moment you notice you’re in any distress at all. But the one sure way to know you’re not in denial is if you’re in a creative mode every waking moment.