Couple on couch

Nest building

You'll be seized by the impulse to settle down and nest-build when the sun enters the zodiac sign of Cancer on June 20. Cancer rules the summer solstice and it's the sign of hearth, home and roots. Cancer energy is all about family values — whether those family values are espoused by Ozzie and Harriet Nelson or Tony and Carmela Soprano. You are on a serious mission now. If you're single, then you are dating for mating. And if you're already spoken for? Then you'll be having some serious discussions about adding a new member to the family.


ARIES (March 20-April 18)

Where's the fire? That's what friends will be asking on Thursday when you announce that you're ready to move in with him and/or tie the knot. It was just weeks ago that you were happily unattached and now you're ready to commit — hook, line and sinker. These quick turnarounds may feel like kismet, but they can also leave you scratching your head in bewilderment on July 20. You don't want to do a Britney Spears thing if you know what I mean. Take your time. You have plenty of it.


TAURUS (April 19-May 19)

It's been a while since someone caught your eye — and for all the right reasons. But appearances can be deceiving (as you learned recently) and just because someone looks good at first sight doesn't guarantee that that's the way he'll behave when you drive off the lot and get him home. Isn't that the chance we take when we fall in love? Thankfully the Mercury/Venus conjunction on the 20th ensures that what you see is what you'll get and that there will be no surprises or rude awakenings.


GEMINI (May 20-June 19)

On June 19, the sun will form a conjunction to Jupiter, the planet of good fortune and higher purpose. This should mark the high point of a yearlong search to find the right mate. Chances are you've had your ups and downs, your ins and outs, but if he's still on the scene, then he's a keeper. And don't despair if you were in a relationship but broke up recently. You might have missed this bus but there's one right behind it as you'll see on July 22.


CANCER (June 20-July 21)

That friends-to-lovers thing can be tricky which explains why you keep changing the subject whenever a buddy starts putting out feelers. You won't be able to postpone that conversation for much longer given that Mercury will be conjoining Venus on the 20th. If he doesn't pour his heart out to you on that day, then he will on the 25th. This would be so much easier if you were attracted to him physically. If not, then get ready to play the “I don't want to ruin our friendship” card.


LEO (July 22-Aug. 21)

Everyone loves a bit of fun and excitement, but you could find yourself getting more than you bargained for this week. Uranus — the planet of surprise twists — will be forming a sextile to Mars and this could reintroduce a familiar face or rekindle an old love interest. It will seem harmless enough until you learn all about the complications that lie in wait. Most sensible people would turn around and go back the way they came, but that's the thing about Leos. You can't help playing with fire.


VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 21)

A chance meeting on the 20th feels intensely profound. This could be someone who's a friend of a friend or he may be a customer that you get to chatting with. In any case, you know that there's a connection and that you both feel it. But no sooner do you exchange names and numbers then he will be whisked away by pressing business or a not-too-pleased girlfriend. Nevertheless there is a bond and you will see him again after Mercury comes out of retrograde on July 20.


LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 21)

You and your lover (or spouse) are back on the same page this week thanks to the restorative powers of the Mercury/Venus conjunction. It's easy to put pride aside and to talk heart-to-heart when the planet of communication falls under the rays of the planet of love. This promotes ease and flow and rapport so that the differences that seemed so insurmountable last week are now infinitely manageable. Any question that he would be there for you in your time of need will be answered definitively on the 23d.


SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 20)

You've exhausted yourself listing the reasons why it won't work, so maybe it's time to list the reasons why it would? Yes, there are fundamental differences. He may never “man up,” make enough money or outgrow his comic book addiction. Yet underneath it all, you are still drawn to him and he's probably the one that you feel the most at home with. There's a lot to be said for being in the same emotional comfort zone. It provides the psychic cushioning you need to relax and to unwind.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20)

On June 19, the sun will form a conjunction to ruling planet Jupiter in that part of your solar chart that pertains to partnerships. If there was ever a time to commit to your beloved, then this would be it. And if you can't be with the one you love, then you could do worse than to love the one you're with. But also keep in mind that “partnership” means different things these days. You could form a profitable business alliance at this time or move in with someone.


CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 18)

You keep telling yourself that you'll stop and smell the roses one day, but that day keeps getting put off because of work demands. The sun entering the summertime sign of Cancer on June 20 says the time has come for you to slow down and relax. Spend some quality time with the people in your life that make you happy — like your lover and friends. What's the point of slaving away like you do if you never allow yourself the opportunity to enjoy the company of those that matter most?


AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 17)

You'll want to eat, drink and be merry this week when the sun conjoins Jupiter — the party planet — in that part of your solar horoscope that rules good times. It's not every day you let yourself go wild, and considering all the last minute saves and turnarounds you've had to perform recently, you deserve to celebrate your good fortune. You're riding a wave of popularity so drink in the praises of well-wishers and admirers. One in particular will want to express his gushing appreciation in private on the 21st.


PISCES (Feb. 18-March 19)

“Soul mate” is a tricky term because technically speaking it's not a one-on-one exclusive. Souls transcend bodies which means that your soul could potentially “mate” with just about anyone on the planet. It's our bodies that are bound to each other through attraction, wants and needs — not our souls. Now this may sound like metaphysical hair-splitting, but it explains why you keep searching without really finding. Try being a bit less out-of-body in your approach and more down-to-earth on June 20 and you may attain what you're looking for.

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Comments on "Love horoscopes: June 17 - June 23"

Christopher Renstrom June 17, 2013 | 1:41 PM

I'm glad that you enjoyed reading your love horoscope this week, Brittany. I hope that you keep checking us out in the future- Christopher

Brittany Dierken June 17, 2013 | 10:16 AM

My horoscope actually related to my life and was helpful in reading!

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