Your Horoscope This Week — Jun 05 2016

Illustrated by John Lisle.
Photographed by Christine Hahn.
As much as we crave our Kylie and Tyga "Insta-novela" updates (breakup: round 20, and on to PartyNextDoor?), we also have a very human desire to deeply connect. And this week, that urge to merge could become Blac-and-Rob insatiable for many people. On Tuesday, romantic Venus and Jupiter lock into a tricky, 90-degree angle called a square. Bonds will quickly smolder under these skies — but boundaries? Those can go right out the window. As we seek synergies and swoon over small talk, relationships can move a little too swiftly to be trusted. Also, with Jupiter in perfectionist Virgo, we can overdo it, and work a little too hard to prove ourselves, even putting on a false front in the name of being liked. Harmony is great — and if you're feeling it, follow it. But try to remember that real intimacy takes time to build. Make sure you're bringing your authentic self to the table, too — not the perpetually ColourPop'd, perfectly coiffed version. When they love you on a so-called bad day, you know it's the real deal.

On Sunday, the call to find kindred spirits gets even louder as messenger Mercury moves into Gemini, the sign of the twins, until June 29. Again, don't rush into any formal partnerships or joint ventures. Dabble in different scenes, mingle with a plethora of people, and hold back on bestowing the BFF label until you know. The energy of this Mercury phase is quick, curious, and casual (think Gemini Amy Schumer hanging out with her squad of celeb friends). Have fun for fun's sake now — there doesn't have to be an agenda to everything you do.
Advertisement
1 of 12
Illustrated by John Lisle.
Photographed by Christine Hahn.
Gemini
May 21 to June 20
Home is where you hang your fedora, right, Gemini? This week, your nomadic nature is piqued as culture-vulture Venus and Jupiter the traveler trade friendly fire. Peel yourself out of that armchair and go explore the wide world outside your window. Include your inner circle in a few of your plans, but don’t feel obligated to invite them on every escapade. You need the freedom to roam as you please, without having to cater to a friend with a different social strategy. But as much as you’ll love mingling with strangers, you’ll also need an equal dose of comfort and privacy. Do you have enough quiet space at home? Square footage? If not, some rearranging, or even a move, may be in order.

On Sunday, your ruling planet, expressive Mercury, makes its annual visit to the Gemini zone and stays there until June 29. Talk about a mental refresh! If you’ve been swept up in groupthink, your independent mind will return. Mercury in Gemini also blesses you with the gift of gab. Not only will you have some killer ideas bubbling, but you’ll easily be able to sell them. There’s no time like the present to get your work into the public eye: Shop around that album, shoot a video series, or deliver a motivational speech to people who are struggling in an area you’ve mastered.
2 of 12
Illustrated by John Lisle.
Photographed by Christine Hahn.
Cancer
June 21 to July 22
You're uncharacteristically open this week, Cancer, but don't rush to gush! People may not be as trustworthy as they appear. With a boundary-blurring alignment between Venus and Jupiter, you could easily misread signals, falling for the slick salesperson or the over-the-top charmer who’s all like, “OMG, I love you,” the first time you meet. Hey, that kind of acknowledgment feels great. Just don’t hand out the keys to your queendom — or worse, bail on your true friends to chase a fleet of sketchy sparkleponies. Even the people you do know and trust could flake on you this week. Don’t take their promises at face value. If you need that ride to the airport or cat-sitting coverage while you’re off for a romantic weekend, follow up with reminders and make firm plans.

Starting Sunday, that flowy maxi-dress will be your style staple as messenger Mercury relaxes into Gemini and your ethereal 12th house until June 29. Forget rushing! You’re going to need more downtime and dream time in the coming few weeks. Journal regularly; try a meditation practice. Compassionate communication will be your favorite way to bond, but stay alert! Talking about problems can get toxic if you aren’t also focusing on solutions. If you want to be supportive, you might have to cut off a friend from her endless, obsessive rants — or ask for some tough love yourself if you’re the one who keeps bringing up a tired, painful subject.
Advertisement
3 of 12
Illustrated by John Lisle.
Photographed by Christine Hahn.
Leo
July 23 to August 22
It’s always easier when everyone gets along, but this week, don’t accept peace at any price. On Tuesday, harmonious Venus in your collaborative 11th house clashes with Jupiter in your house of values. You just can’t keep quiet about something that feels…wrong. But the first time you speak up, extend the benefit of the doubt and don’t throw anyone under the bus. There’s a chance — head-scratching though it may be — that they really are that clueless. If you have to school your squad, so be it. Better it should be you than someone they really piss off! Your activist nature may be piqued by a social injustice you see in your community. Go ahead, get involved in making a change.

On Sunday, messenger Mercury joins Venus and the sun in Gemini and your 11th house of teamwork and technology until June 29, bringing another prompt to make your corner of the world a better place. If it’s been getting lonely at the top, let go of the control and start collaborating. Sure, you’ll have to share some glory, but celebrating a group victory will feel so sweet. Get out and mingle with new crowds, both online and IRL. You’re a multidimensional being, so there’s no way one clique could ever cover all your interests. This Mercury phase can bring success to digital ventures, so set up that Etsy shop or start YouTubing on a regular basis. Learning new software could spell money in the bank this summer, too.
4 of 12
Illustrated by John Lisle.
Photographed by Christine Hahn.
Virgo
August 23 to September 22
So many goals, so little time! This week, your ambitions could officially hit overload, forcing you to prioritize. That won’t be easy though, especially if you have to let people down in the process. People-pleasing Venus and overarching Jupiter lock into a tangled angle convincing you that you’re capable of X-Men level feats. And while you may indeed have superhuman strength — especially when you set your mind to something — the price could be too high to pay. For one thing, spreading yourself so thin can cause the quality of your work to suffer. For another, um, what about your personal life? Without friend time and love time, all that hustle just won’t feel worth it.

On Sunday, messenger Mercury heads into Gemini and your prestigious 10th house until June 29. This will bring some elite people and opportunities into your world — more reason to not overstuff your schedule. Socializing strategically can advance your career exponentially this month, but don’t be so quick to judge a book by its cover. There are the Kylies of the world, and then there are the low-key success stories who fly under the radar. The quiet ones may actually surprise you with their industry cred. Do your Googling, Virgo. Influential people have their eyes on you too, so don’t half-ass your assignments. The cream always rises to the top.
5 of 12
Illustrated by John Lisle.
Photographed by Christine Hahn.
Libra
September 23 to October 22
Libra through the looking glass? This week could feel rather surreal for you, thanks to Tuesday’s mystical mashup of Venus and Jupiter. Tumble down that rabbit hole. Instead of going for hardcore logic and facts, open yourself up to creative possibilities. Brainstorm what might be, listen to TED talks, take an evening workshop on tarot, meditation, life drawing, whatever. Do this first, before you plug into any plan. Even if your exploration only confirms that your initial strategy was spot-on, at least you’ll be coming at it with a refreshingly broad-minded perspective. And you might just pick up a new hobby along the way!

On Sunday, messenger Mercury grooves into Gemini and your candid ninth house until June 29. Tell them how you REALLY feel, Libra. So much for being the zodiac’s diplomat! You’ll spout some fearless mic-drops over the coming few weeks, especially when speaking up for a cause you believe in. Just try to use a little tact here and there, so you don’t burn the very bridges you actually need to build. Multicultural mingling could bring the cosmic clicks your soul is seeking. If you’re traveling before June 29, lucky you! This Mercury phase helps you sail past cultural barriers and make friends with the locals.
6 of 12
Illustrated by John Lisle.
Photographed by Christine Hahn.
Scorpio
October 23 to November 21
Keep your game face on! This week, you’ll meet all the right people, Scorpio; the ones who see your bright potential and want to help you get ahead. But while you’re out mingling with — or more like, charming the pants off — this elite cadre of strangers, be selective about who you invite into your inner circle. Sure, you can follow each other on Instagram and LinkedIn. But do you want them seeing your 2 a.m. Face Swap snaps? Probably not. Keep professional boundaries in place…at least until you’ve got the connection locked and loaded. And make sure people are really who they say they are. Google them. See if you have mutual friends. You could be a little gullible early this week, as a rosy Venus-Jupiter merger throws off your intuition and makes you a little too optimistic at times.

On Sunday, messenger Mercury slinks into Gemini and your chamber of secrets until June 29. Hello, you minx! Your mysterious magnetism and mojo heat up. You can be shy about putting yourself out there, though, but nothing’s gonna happen if you spend another night watching Orphan Black with your cat. Polish up your dating-app photos with some filters and posing tips. Already taken? Talks could turn to more serious levels of exclusivity, like co-signing a lease, getting engaged, or even having kids. For best results, have these conversations in bed. Pillow talk has never been so spicy — or strategic. On a business level, you could find investment dollars for one of your dreams, or raise your financial IQ this June.
7 of 12
Illustrated by John Lisle.
Photographed by Christine Hahn.
Sagittarius
November 22 to December 21
You like to keep it casual, Sagittarius, but first impressions do count; in fact, studies show they are formed within seven seconds of a first glance. This Tuesday, celestial stylista Venus sends a fashion police citation to your ruling planet #IWokeUpLikeThis Jupiter. By all means, do you, but think about the message you’re trying to send to the world. Polishing up your appearance (even just a tad) can expedite success. It’s not like you have to go suit-and-tie. Draw inspiration from Sagittarius Leandra Medine, who makes the casual and crazy-unusual chic.

On Thursday, messenger Mercury moves into Gemini and your relationship until June 29, reminding you of the power of two. You could make a relationship Instagram-official or start talking next steps with bae. Partnering up could definitely lighten your load, but the question is: With who? Since Gemini is your opposite sign, seek a complementary force instead of a clone. Even the person who challenges you or pushes your buttons could be a candidate to consider. After all, Sagittarius, sometimes these people aren’t actually the enemy but rather champions who want to see you grow. No going along to get along or letting anyone overpower you, though! If you need to stand up for your rights or push back on a bully, this Mercury cycle will help you speak up for yourself.
Advertisement
8 of 12
Illustrated by John Lisle.
Photographed by Christine Hahn.
Capricorn
December 22 to January 19
You love a challenging goal, Capricorn, but easy does it! This week, a boundary-blurring mashup of Venus and Jupiter could cause you to overestimate your own strength. Admitting to limitations is not a sign of weakness. And hey, it doesn’t mean you won’t blast past said limits someday. But this is definitely not the time to fake it until you make it. If you’re feeling uncertain about anything — from a relationship status to how to fix your wonky email account — ask questions. Jupiter is in your candid ninth house, encouraging you to be honest and open. You’re always so together, Capricorn; just don’t be surprised if people find your vulnerability very refreshing since it also makes you a lot more accessible.

On Sunday, start thinking, clean, green and serene. Thoughtful Mercury cruises into Gemini and your sixth house of healthy living until June 29. You’ll be attracted to people who live consciously instead of those who follow every hedonistic whim. You might just meet them at a yoga class or while doing a volunteer shift. Sustainability and service are keywords of this Mercury cycle. Stress-reduction is a goal now too, so lifehack your way to simplicity. Use apps, fitness trackers, even a virtual assistant to bring ease to the process. In all areas of life, you’re ready to get organized. Pare down, scale back and make sure anything you do keep has a “home” like a dedicated shelf, file drawer or box.
9 of 12
Illustrated by John Lisle.
Photographed by Christine Hahn.
Aquarius
January 20 to February 18
Whoa, Aquarius: You're so cool and casual most of the time, but your emotions could go exothermic this week! And while sharing your vulnerable feelings is the way to find out whether people are in your corner, timing and intensity level are everything. On Tuesday, a messy mashup of emo Venus and gushy Jupiter warns against just letting it all hang out. If you need to "process" upsetting, overwhelming, or even insanely loving feelings, ping a levelheaded third party. Don't try to have a heart-to-heart with the person in question when you're all fired up, though! You want to wait until you siphon off some of that, uh, passion before you just let it rip. When you do talk, make sure you aren't playing the blame game, or picking fights just to create some sort of connection. All that will do is alienate the very person you want to draw close. The key to success? Ask questions — and really listen to the answers.

The creative muse invades your soul on Sunday, when messenger Mercury zips into Gemini and your fierce, flamboyant fifth house until June 29. Maximalism? Yes, please, #ManRepeller material and all. Your theatrical nature will bubble up — whether you're a rapper, stand-up comedian, or TED-talk candidate, the stage is calling this June. Romantically, Mercury can help you win the dating game. Bold flirtations will win you fans. Don't be too quick to give up your single status now, because summer lovin' could come in many forms. Attached? Be more creative with your date-planning to keep the vibe fun and playful. A trip to Six Flags or a regular karaoke night might be just the thing. Laughter is the love doctor's best medicine now.
10 of 12
Illustrated by John Lisle.
Photographed by Christine Hahn.
Pisces
February 19 to March 20
This week, you'll have a serious case of the feels — not entirely unusual for your sensitive sign. But on Tuesday, a complicated connection between Venus and Jupiter could find you jumping the gun on relationships. You're seeing "happily ever after" or "power-merger," but the other person might just be in the early stages of sniffing you out. Avoid assumptions at all costs, Pisces. If you're wondering if the feeling is mutual, candid Jupiter gives you the courage to just ask. But before you do, real talk: Have you known each other long enough to actually have that conversation? Instead of sitting down for a heavy, anxiety-inducing talk, spend more bonding time together. Shared experiences will bring you closer, at least if things are meant to be.

On Sunday, messenger Mercury heads into Gemini and your private, intimate fourth house until June 29. For the next few weeks, draw a tighter boundary around your inner circle. You'll crave the company of people who never judge you for being real. The fourth house rules women, so connect with all the great ladies in your life, from your best GFs to female relatives. Keep the Pinterest app open, because you could go down a home-decor wormhole now; one that inspires you to liven up your space — or host a Solstice soiree to fete the summer, wine slushies optional.
11 of 12
Illustrated by John Lisle.
Photographed by Christine Hahn.
Aries
March 21 to April 19
Words mean nothing if they aren't backed up with tangible action. Early this week, people will expect you to walk your talk. If you've made a promise that will kill you to keep, be real about it — instead of cranking out second-rate results, or worse, going MIA. With people-pleasing Venus catching shade from call-it-like-it-is Jupiter, honesty is the best policy. And try negotiating a counteroffer! People have more flexibility with deadlines than they've let on (there's always wiggle room, no matter what they say). The sooner you speak up, the more cooperative they'll be, so don't wait until five minutes before an appointment or due date to communicate!

On Sunday, Mercury wraps up an extended tour through your second house of money and moves on to Gemini and your ultra-social third until June 29. For the next three weeks, make people a priority over possessions — and add some more playtime to your busy schedule. Adopt the buddy system in all that you do because an extra pair of hands, eyes and ears can take everything you do from good to great. Mercury governs social interactions and until the 29th, you'll have the ability to chameleon yourself to pretty much any situation. You'll have lots of demands for your time so make sure you manage people's expectations. This is not the time to commit to a clique or sign up for any yearlong memberships. Your attention span will be seconds long and your interests will change regularly. Nothing wrong with that, Aries, as long as you don't lead anyone on.
12 of 12
Illustrated by John Lisle.
Photographed by Christine Hahn.
Taurus
April 20 to May 20
Conflict-free diamonds may be a Taurus girl's best friend, but if you've been trying to keep up with the Jenner-Kardashians, re-evaluate your goals at once. Early this week, spending capriciously could dig you into a hole. Temptation will be strong, especially near Tuesday when hedonistic Venus and Jupiter get into a troubling tango. Lock up the debit card and carry cash, peeling off a set limit for your wallet each day. It's not that you have to deprive yourself of luxury. Start a savings account and contribute a sum to it every time you get paid. Then, you can indulge without blowing your July rent.

From Sunday until June 29, social Mercury cascades through Gemini and your second house of finance. Meeting helpful people is the key to making progress now — and moving ahead on any big ideas you had while Mercury took an extended tour through Taurus from April 5 until June 12! Hit the industry networking events, hop into Facebook groups, and make yourself known. Workshops and webinars can also give you bankable skills, so before you go sandal-shopping (when last year's pair is still perfectly fine) invest in a class that will boost you to a new pay grade. Romantically, try to pace yourself a little until June 29. Even if bae wants to spend seven nights with you (or you're the one who can't get enough), reserve a couple slots in the calendar for dinner with friends, an evening yoga class, and maybe a night alone. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Advertisement