Extra, extra! Jupiter, the planet of luck and abundance, has just moved from fiery Aries into earthy Taurus, where it will remain for a year. Whatever Jupiter touches expands, so we can expect to see all things Taurus-ruled becoming hot topics between now and June. Work, money, simplifying life and “quality over quantity” will reign.
Vampire to Wed Idol: Nikki Reed (Taurus) and Paul McDonald (Virgo) Engaged
Love planet Venus has departed earthy, loyal Taurus for playful, commitment-shy Gemini. Those white picket fences we fantasized about now feel like stakes being driven through our freedom-loving hearts. The consistency we craved now makes us restless. We want action, adventure, stimulating conversation! We don’t want a partner who agrees with us on everything; we want to be challenged.
June began with a solar eclipse at the Gemini new moon, and two weeks later, along comes a Sagittarius full-moon lunar eclipse to finish what was started. This full moon is especially potent because it’s a total eclipse (cue the 1980s song), bringing to full-tilt fruition some seeds planted in early December at the Sagittarius new moon. Sagittarius is the sign of travel, learning, open-mindedness and global connections. We expect that the anchors on BBC and CNN will be busy in the next couple of days!
The Hef Gets the Hefty Bag: Crystal Harris (Taurus) Breaks Engagement to Hugh Hefner (Aries)
Communication planet Mercury leaves its home sign of Gemini and moves into emotional Cancer. It’s time to switch our style from clever to compassionate, and to talk about feelings instead of ideas. Where Gemini, the sign of the Twins, loves a spirited debate (it’s all about seeing multiple sides of an issue), Cancer energy makes us take disagreements a lot more personally. Couch your conversations in acknowledgment and understanding, especially if you’re bringing up a sensitive topic.
Summer is officially here, and of course, the planets are up to all kinds of activity. Here are some of the highlights, and how to plan your summer in tune with the stars.
Jupiter in Taurus: Get Back to Basics
Spread your wings! The Sun has left earthbound Taurus for Air sign Gemini, where it will visit until June 21. We’ve handled the practical matters, balanced our budgets, consumed a few earthly delights. Now that we’re so grounded, it’s time to lighten up. Gemini is ruled by intellectual Mercury, the planet of communication, new ideas and community. Leave the paper-pushing behind; it’s time to explore your neighborhood, meet up with friends and brainstorm.
Oh, (Leo) Arnold Schwarzenegger … Really?