Liberate the light fantastic! June 2019’s astrology is an invitation to swap your single scoop for a swirl cone, and to delight in the full rainbow range of what life wants to offer up, complete with a silver spoon.
Ruled by Gemini energy, this month’s magic menu reminds us that our existence is positively prismatic, and that when we are available to swap out stale storylines, the same old basic black morphs into ombré before our curious eyes. What have you been death gripping that longs to spread its gossamer wings? This month is made for shaking it and shifting it, a potent reminder that when we are available to free our minds, our lives are perpetually evolving choose-our-own adventures.
Connected to powerful threads of synchronicity and possibility, the astrology of June is a kind of sliding doors spectacle, where we are beckoned into the belief that nothing that is really and truly meant for us can pass us by. Take this time to turn it loose, tossing confetti colors in the air and trusting in whatever is meant to fall back down to Earth.
Read on for your sign’s shade of mood ring transformation …
GEMINI OR GEMINI RISING
June’s magic medicine is made for loving, dear Gemstone. Your birthday season promises communal collisions that will bring you even deeper into the belief that there are as many shades and shapes of love as there are lovers to feel it. How can you access this energy of wide-ranging human relationship right now? Maybe it is catching the gaze of a stranger on the street or penning a heart-shaped letter to a platonic friend with the same fervor you would usually reserve for a romantic partner. The kind of connection you crave is also seeking you, Gemini. Loosen your notions of how it “has to happen,” and you will be delighted by what arrives on your doorstep.
Power Palette: Rainbow Brite. Your soul’s shades are inherently multi-colored, and this month wants you to remember that you were born to embrace this range. Whether you are snacking on a tri-colored Bomb Pop or experimenting with balayage, let June feel like the ephemeral sensation of glimpsing an actual rainbow on the side of the road; be here for it fully, Gemini, for however long it lasts.
CANCER OR CANCER RISING
With power broker Mars moving through your sign this month, you are being urged to shimmy out of your clamshell and claim your place on the corporate ladder. But this does not have to feel cold, Cancer, and you can bring along absolutely all of the deep feels inside your briefcase. The key concept for you right now is distinction, and you are invited to explore where you may be avoiding standing up and stepping out. There is no need to chastise yourself for this urge to merge but take time to notice and attend to what is clearing the way to the podium. You are ready to amplify your voice in a brand-new way. Let the siren song that is yours and yours alone come through you.
Power Palette: Barely-There Nudes. Whatever shade of nude matches you most, Cancer, this is the month to embrace it, and to dazzle yourself back into your own body suit. Whether it is undergarments for your eyes only, a lip shade that feels barely there or a living room wall that functions like an extension of your fierce flesh, June wants you to step into your own skin.
LEO OR LEO RISING
With Gemini energy inspiring you to explore how you wield your creative powers, June is the month to really trace the origins and endpoints of things, Leo. Sometimes you are given over to a kind of manic heat mapping, immediately chasing the tail feathers of what feels most bedazzled. And by all means, let what wants to light you up ignite. But while you are at it, carefully consider exactly what you are taking in and putting out and soothe any frantic pacing. Trust that there is truly no timeline or expiration on your own fiery flair.
Power Palette: Sherbert Pastels. Let yourself settle into the sensation of mixing your mojo with a touch of cream and feeling into the fact that softening doesn’t have to feel faded. Treat your environment like a casual clambake, complete with peaches and corals. Whether or not you have the chance for an actual beach getaway, add sea-swept, birthday-cake-color touches to what surrounds you, releasing into the sensation that signature shades do not always have to be in-your-face to be vital.
VIRGO OR VIRGO RISING
With your ruler, Mercury, lording over the proceedings this month, there is a ripe opportunity to exercise subtle shifts in consciousness, and to alter your availability to the concept of course corrections. Start with the premise that nothing needs to be “fixed” and that each moment is a fresh little babe, ready for reinterpretation and repurposing. There are many more modes of approaching change than you may be imagining, Virgo. Notice where you push yourself to get over it or move on and seek to understand how you might just abide with whatever is arising instead. Swap out “all or nothing” for “both, and.”
Power Palette: Iridescence. The “chrome” nail trend mimics the metallic surfacing of space shuttles and muscle cars, and this shade of magic is offering itself up to you in every facet of your life, Virgo. How do you “catch the light,” making yourself available to adjust in a situation that calls for your adaptation rather than your entrenchment? Tilt your energetic body just so and harness a new color.
LIBRA OR LIBRA RISING
With “cardinal” sign astro energy mixing with mutable Gemini, this is a month for you to consider your relationship to movement, initiation and engine revving. Who exactly is calling the shots right now, Libra? Pay close attention to the difference between taking the trapeze leap and getting your strings pulled. June asks you to understand where you might have sacrificed some of your self-sufficiency in favor of the notion that someone or something has to give you the green light before you get up and go. It is a month for wielding your own authority, re-acquainting yourself with impulses and instincts that come from you and you alone, Libra.
Power Palette: Primaries. Sidle up to the starting line again with a primary palette that is stripped down and ready to ride. Whether it is a classic red lip or an orange that simply looks like an orange, June is a month to get back to basics in the most emboldened of ways. Experiment with color blocking and find the magic in mono.
SCORPIO OR SCORPIO RISING
In astrology, Gemini energy forms an “inconjunct” to your sign, meaning that its magic takes some dedication on your part to truly understand. But it is here to teach your sign about the power of play and possibility, finding contentment by resting on the petals of the flower without always having to penetrate. It is a circulatory month for you to deliciously consider what needs to be aired out. Whether it is coming clean through a long overdue conversation, or simply swapping out old duds in your closet, this month’s medicine invites you to hang what is musty on your emotional clothesline and delight in freshening up your feelings.
Power Palette: Whites. There is a certain blankness that is here for your right now, Scorpio, but do not fear that it has to be boring in the least. If you visit your local hardware store, you will be dazzled by the hundreds of shades of white, each complete with a slight tonal shift and a magically chosen name. Whether you are craving eggshell, ivory or creampuff, remind yourself that every moment is a chance to begin again.
SAGITTARIUS OR SAGITTARIUS RISING
With the cosmic focus on your opposite sign of Gemini, and a luscious Full Moon in your sign coming at you mid-month, June is wide open and asking for you to match its magic, Sag. This a subtle dance of energies that invites you to consider how you play with intention. Can you let whatever you have been dreaming of just rest on the tip of your tongue right now, content to not have to push and sweat it into a finite form? It is a month for finding multiple forks in the road, but not always having to immediately take them. Be content to rest at the crossroads and enjoy the view.
Power Palette: Pinks. A powerful color with a complex history, pink has been both reviled and revered, a shade of unapologetic self-expression. Whatever your prior relationship to this color, take June to let yourself be surprised by its possibilities, harnessing its campy connotations to expand your concept of force. Let pops of passion fruit remind you that making it happen can be as easy as inflating a juicy piece of bubblegum.
CAPRICORN OR CAPRICORN RISING
With the current cosmic energy beckoning you to play with the “loonier” aspects of your being, June is inviting you to become a channeler, Capricorn. Imagine that you are a divining rod, or a slip and slide, and simply let yourself be flavored by what is longing to possess you. Maybe this means loosening the effort around a project and waiting for ideas to pop. Or seeking to transmute the medicine of a sticky situation into fresh lemonade. Let it feel witchy and magical, Capricorn, as you stand directly in the eye of the storm and lift your arms to catch whatever is raging up above.
Power Palette: Jewel Tones. Your own precious powers are at stake this month, Capricorn, and you are invited to remember the worthiness and rootedness of your capabilities through color. Whether it is diamond-cut clarity that connects you to your competence, or lush emerald-colored velvet that connects you with the green grass symbolism of natural cycles of growth, tap into the invaluable treasures that lie within you.
AQUARIUS OR AQUARIUS RISING
Fellow air sign Gemini is the more “personal” expression of the element, and this month’s cosmic energies are beckoning you back into your ego in the most delicious of ways, Aquarius. You are a sign who is poised to serve the collective, unleashing your out-there electricity to pave the path for the rest of us. But right now, you are asked to drop back into your narrative, your wants, and your particular flavor of experiential knowledge, remembering that there is not a trace of shame in expressing your sparkly specialness. How would it feel to trust absolutely in your own irreplaceability, Aquarius?
Power Palette: Golds + Glitters. Break out the glitter guns and do not fear the bedazzler. June wants you to love up on lamé and push the edges of what you might consider gaudy. Letting yourself embrace a palette that feels over-the-top is a gateway to taking up more energetic space in your own universe, Aquarius. If it is not fit for a Vegas showgirl right now, swap it out for even more shimmer.
PISCES OR PISCES RISING
As your dream queen ruler, Neptune stands poised to station retrograde this month, it is a moment to deeply consider how you are tending to your visions, sweet Pisces. Sometimes we forget that dreams need to be watered and fed and clothed, consistently loved up on like the most darling pet. This does not mean immediately actioning or creating strategy around what you want to invite in but is instead a process of creating gentle conditions for these notions to flower. Are you taking your future plans out for walks? Planning a picnic with the sheer poetry of your existence? June gives you full license to dictate your own timing and evolution, not needing to explain to the outside world what exactly is being incubated.
Power Palette: Violet. A deeply mystical shade of sensitized feelings and higher knowledge, concentrating on this specific color in June will help you harness connection to the unseen world. If that sounds far too esoteric (even for a Pisces), consider purple’s long relationship with regal realms as evidence of your inherent right to create your own kingdom.
ARIES OR ARIES RISING
With your ruler, Mars, rolling through the deep end of Cancer, and cardinal Capricorn planets urging you to integrate the sticky bits, June’s medicine brings you face-to-face with some disowned part of yourself, Aries. What do you feel has to be removed in order for you to succeed? Why do you feel like severing is the only way forward? Rather than exorcising your demons right now, the invitation is actually to integrate, taking the pieces you would rather purge and puckering up to kiss them straight on the mouth. Whatever you most want to shut down may just be the source of a long-dormant secret superpower.
Power Palette: Neutrals. June asks you to reconsider your relationship to neutrality. Rather than seeing these shades as basic and boring, can you use them to soothe your approach to every facet of yourself, employing a stance of radical non-judgement. Whether it is tan, beige or black, swap high-alert shades that fly off the handle for a more subtle sense of opening wide to whatever is here.
TAURUS OR TAURUS RISING
As your ruling planet, Venus slides into Gemini this month. You are being beckoned toward new forms of pleasure and invited to relax into a kind of innocent availability and presence with your heart. Innocence does not mean you have never been hurt, or that you do not know the more bitter flavors of life experience, Taurus. Instead, it is a potent opportunity to come at life again anyway, and to do so with the relaxed flair of a lover who is waiting for their beloved to arrive but does not have any doubt about being stood up. Where in your life can you cultivate that style of relaxed trust, anticipating and softening at the same time?
Power Palette: True Blues. Whether it is the color of the ocean, a robin’s egg or classic denim, June’s palette wants you to remember what is true at the core, and to let these shades soothe any overtaxed or over-efforted parts of your life. There is a certain rustic quality to blue, connected to big sky country and wider vistas. Let yourself surrender to its expansive rhythms.
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