Curl up in your cave for a couple more weeks, Pisces, and enjoy the nesting while you can. The Sun and Mars—two of the cosmos' big energy suppliers—are in Gemini, your domestic fourth house. Much of the action in June will happen in your own backyard (or kitchen…or lavender-infused bath), and key events could center around where you live, a redecorating project, or your relationship with a close female relative. With intensifying Mars in the picture, there can be stressful moments on the homefront, but also an opportunity to take decisive action in your personal life—even to speak up and assert your deepest emotional needs. The June 8 Gemini new moon could herald a new chapter with home and family over the coming six months.
The good news? Your inner foundation should be stronger than ever. Take a moment to reflect where you were a year ago, because you're wrapping up a 12-month inner evolution. On June 11, 2012, expansive Jupiter began a yearlong visit to Gemini, setting off a cycle of growth and new horizons in the most personal parts of your life. Many Pisces moved, got pregnant, or even spent a more time in solitude, connecting with your spirit and emotions. Since Gemini rules your feminine fourth house, your mother, daughter, sister or a close female loved one could have figured into key events. If you, like many Pisces, are extraordinarily close to your mama, it may have been time to create a little separation and breathing room between the two of you (likewise if you're a doting Pisces mum yourself). Perhaps you befriended some nurturing new people who became like a second family—not to mention an emotional anchor for you.
Enjoy the cozy kaffeeklatsches and yoga pants while you can, Pisces, because their days are numbered. On June 25, Jupiter heads into more glamorous terrain, kicking off a yearlong visit to fellow water sign Cancer. Lights, camera, action! Cancer rules your fifth house of passion, creativity and fame, so you could switch from feeling drab to dazzling in a New York minute. (Jupiter was last in Cancer from July 2001-August 2002, so reflect on events from that time; you could hear an echo.) Between now and July 16, 2014, Jupiter could also ignite an incredible love connection, rekindle a creative spark or put your name in lights. You'll feel more expressive and open than you have in a long time, and the universe will supply outlets aplenty for you to share from the heart.
Summer also gets some sizzle, so prepare to dress the part for your new head-turning role as dramatic lead on the social scene. Once the Sun moves into Cancer on June 21, you won't want to be caught traipsing around the beach in a worn cover-up and cheapo flip-flops either. Sexy maillot and movie-star sunglasses? Mais oui! Devour those beach reads early in, because by the end of June, you could be flirting, holding court at the tiki bar or rolling around in the sand with a sexy someone. The June 23 Capricorn full moon in your social eleventh house could be the perfect night for a party or gathering—and your grand, glam debut. Sound the trumpets: The bold, enchanting Pisces everyone loves is baaaaaack. Adios, little minnow…vive la mermaid!
Just be mindful of what you magnetize. Mercury will go retrograde (backward) in Cancer from June 26-July 19, which can wreak havoc on travel, technology and communication. Retrogrades can bring back the past, too. An ex could resurface, wooing you with seductions almost too tempting to resist. Do you really want to go there, Pisces? Proceed with caution. Be mindful what you put in writing now—those heated email and text chains could just be firing off regrettable words.
Fortunately, the universe lends you time to reflect and integrate all the changes. Your ruler Neptune will also go retrograde (backward) in Pisces from June 7-November 12. Neptune is visiting Pisces from 2011-2026, slowly but surely helping you shed outmoded parts of yourself to discover a deeper, more soulful truth. So as much as you're in the spotlight under Cancer's spell, you might also want to dive back in the shadows (as any good mermaid must) to reboot. If you've made TOO quick of a change recently, you might need to retrace a few steps. Perhaps you've thrown out the baby with the bathwater in your haste. Retrieve what still has value, blending it into your life in a new, more balanced way.
LOVE & ROMANCE
Well, hello there, Pisces. With magnetic Venus doing its romantic tango through Cancer, your fifth house of full-throttle passion, your glittering presence will be hard to overlook, whether you're running an errand at the post office or holding court at a lively, carefree happy hour. Even the "sandwich artist" at your local deli could be showered with your flirtatious charms (and why not, when a smile guarantees your lunch is made with extra love?). Thanks to the love planet's visit to this lush and lusty sector of your chart, the cosmos is gifting you a super-romantic start to your summer. Your dance card is officially full…so let that long, winding line of suitors down gently. As fellow glitz-loving Pisces Liz Taylor once famously said, "I've always admitted that I'm ruled by my passions." Words to live by, Pisces.
If you don't meet someone or have an off-the-charts love affair just yet, don't worry. On June 25, lucky Jupiter enters Cancer for an entire year, setting off what could be your lustiest year in over a decade. For possible clues, think back to any memorable affairs between July 2001-August 2002, when Jupiter was last here. Either way, get set to add a new volume to your passion playbook, Pisces. Under Jupiter's horizon-expanding spell, you could meet someone from a vastly different culture or background, or from a faraway zip code. Don't rule out long-distance love during this period. Coupled Pisces could feel the sparks coming back. Heck, even a harmless attraction to a coworker could spice up a longtime relationship if you bring the zing home from the office. (No guilt necessary when it's fantasy fodder—after all, the Fifty Shades trilogy did plenty to spice up many a suburban "bedroom community.")
If you're single, you might want to date a few people, play the field, or make this the year that you gain the "experience" you've always felt was missing—so that when you finally DO commit, it's with no regrets or looking over your shoulder, wondering "what if." Perhaps there's a reason that Pisces such as Elizabeth Taylor, Drew Barrymore and Rue McClanahan were all married so many times. Your sign often leaps into commitment for security's sake, only to realize you've acted too quickly. This next year is about love for love's sake, pleasure for pleasure's sake, and really savoring the sensuality of each encounter. For some insightful reading and workshops, check out Kitty Cavalier's School of Charm and Cheek: www.kittycavalier.com.
All this glamour won't spare you from a little drama, though. On the contrary…there may be some unfinished business on the love front, perhaps with an ex who returns to woo you with promises (and—sigh—that gorgeous face you fall for every time), since communicator Mercury turns retrograde (backward) in Cancer, your fifth house of no-strings-attached romance, from June 26-July 19. Even if the ex isn't quite right for you, revisiting this situation will hopefully help you see how far you've come, in terms of knowing what you want out of love—and what is a definite deal breaker. Pisces, maybe it's time you moved this person from the "what if" category to a more permanently shut ex file. Case closed?
Watch your words this month, too. In the heat of a passionate argument during the Mercury retrograde phase, you could easily say something you don't really mean…but you can't take it back once that stinging insult is left hanging in the air. Pause before you react to a perceived slight, as you may be a wee bit impulsive and prone to express your frustration a little TOO readily. This caution-to-the-wind attitude might also lead you to temporarily forget your wits…getting romantically entangled first and asking questions later. Your life could easily start treading on country music territory if you're not careful.
While in the throes of a lusty embrace, you might forget that this love-thing can sometimes take time, too. As impassioned as you are, be patient. You have an entire year of Jupiter in Cancer, so there's no need to rush headlong into anything serious, especially since your emotions are so powerful they could practically light up the Eastern seaboard. These overwhelming sentiments are beautiful and dizzying, so why not enjoy them for what they are in the moment—and then wait as the story unfolds?
MONEY & CAREER
School's out for the summer! Yep, you feel like kicking back a bit, as the Sun, motivator Mars and expansive Jupiter are all nesting in Gemini, your fourth house of domesticity and personal foundations. Your workflow may quiet down naturally during this phase, allowing you to turn your attention to home and other intimate matters. How rooted we are in our personal lives—and this includes our homes, where we physically live—has a direct correlation to how high we can fly, career-wise. So now is the time to tend to your own sanctuary. Do you have everything you need to feel secure, at the most essential levels? You might start to work on a nest egg, making concrete plans for your rainy day fund. (Dare to dream about taking a year off and spending it in Bali…) Or perhaps you have a property issue to deal with, possibly a move, sale or even purchase of your dream home. A great day to act on the residential front is June 8, when a Gemini new moon lights up your fourth house of home. Whether you pick up soulful new home accessories (like these from Brilliant Imports http://brilliantimports.com) or embark on a more comprehensive renovation, do something that makes your house feel like a true reflection of you. If you occasionally work from home, spruce up your "office" (which might be more like your couch at this moment…). Or maybe even set up a cottage industry, like this woman did, when her obsession with interiors spilled into her home life and then professionally, most recently as proprietress of Mrs. Robertson, a quaint vintage store: http://hilaryrobertson.com/. If you work in an office outside your home, this might be a great time to personalize your workspace, adding framed photos of your loved ones or inspiring imagery (perhaps like this one from Doreen Virtue: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=549449775096338&set=a.117005825007404.7090.105315699509750&type=1&theater.)
You get a reprieve from the cozy mood on June 23, when a full moon in Capricorn electrifies your eleventh house of group activity. This is a banner day for an important meeting of the minds or the culmination of a collaborative project. Spread your message far and wide…anything related to technology, broadcasting or digital media could be part of the package. In a perfect world, how might your work "go viral," affecting the masses hopefully promoting positive change? Your naturally intuitive sign often has the finger on the collective pulse, and this gift makes you a very integral part of the group…so let your unique light shine, Pisces! A team effort you've been toiling away at since the January 11 Capricorn new moon could come together now.
Two days later, optimistic Jupiter enters Cancer, your fifth house of creativity and fertility, for a yearlong stay. If you've been shying away from the spotlight, get set for your turn on the mic. Delve into your artistic talents and don't be afraid to bring some warmth to the otherwise formal office environment. If you've been toying with the idea of exploring your own creativity more, you might actually take a leap this year, donning your artistic cap in a more formal way. Perhaps it's time you get to work on that atmospheric Sofia Coppola-like film you've been dreaming about. Or maybe you'll take a page from the late and infinitely great Alexander McQueen (who was also a Pisces) and channel your connection to dream-fantasy-worlds into stunning, otherworldly pieces of art: http://blog.metmuseum.org/alexandermcqueen/. You can also find inspiration through instruction. Your water-loving sign might enjoy classes from this ocean-inspired artist, who runs a seaside painting retreat in Nantucket: http://www.jeannesmithart.com/workshops&classes.htm. Whatever you explore, take some daring risks and express yourself!
HEALTH: MIND, BODY & SOUL
Roots, roots, roots. This month, your energy gets revved up around home and family matters, as the Sun, energizer Mars and expansive Jupiter tour Gemini, your fourth house of all things domestic. Even if the home front is a little intense right now—either because of family squabbles or renovations-gone-awry—you're invested in working it out. To ward off conflict with family members (especially the female members of your clan) you might want to head out for a brisk beach walk together or another healthy outlet for some of the tension that assertive Mars can sometimes bring. On June 8, a new moon in Gemini is an excellent time to turn over a new leaf with your family. You'll always be close to them, but if the way you relate is in need of an adjustment, now is the time to make it. You're not living anyone's life but your own, Pisces…even though sometimes it might feel otherwise. This isn't about changing them, but owning who you are and how you want to operate.
Nesting is your top priority, especially with driven Mars in this sector of your chart. Perhaps you and a partner will move in together, putting down some real roots, merging your bookshelves, and creating cozy nighttime routines. Pisces women might feel that so-called biological ticking of the clock, or even have an unexpected pregnancy. If you've been debating when to broach this topic with a partner, or even when to take action, the June 8 Gemini new moon is an excellent day to conceive, move in together or otherwise get that domestic ball rolling.
This attention to the home front will help ground you as Neptune, your ruler, goes retrograde (backward) in Pisces, your first house of self, from June 7 to November 12. This is a period of intense soul-searching, as you're learning to embody your new identity and grow into the Pisces 2.0 you've become, as opposed to wearing the uncomfortable (and erroneous) mantle others have bestowed on you. (This song, "Don't Let Me Be Understood," by your Pisces sister Nina Simone, needn't be your theme song anymore: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ckv6-yhnIY.) Give yourself plenty of space to wade through these uncertain waters. Your ship has definitely left its port, only you're not exactly sure where it's going just yet. Trips to the ocean or another body of water will help soothe your nerves during this time. Turn off the "need to know" button and learn how to go with the flow, as only a Fish can.