Weekly horoscopes: June 2 - June 8
Watch it! Mercury turns retrograde on June 7 and will be traveling backward in the sky until July 1. The retrograde will be taking place in Cancer, the zodiac sign of hearth, home and real estate. Hopefully, you won’t be buying or selling property during this time, but if you are, then add two weeks to your closing date. There are bound to be unexpected complications, delays and added costs. As for family matters, Mercury retrograde in Cancer is famous for boomerang kids, parents who refuse to wear their medical alarm bracelets and siblings who need a place to stay until things cool down with their spouses. It pays to keep your smartphone on the nightstand and an air mattress handy, just in case.
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ARIES (March 20-April 18)
Don’t be afraid to dip into rainy-day funds if that’s what it takes to stay debt-free. You worked too hard to pay down those cards and loans, and you don’t want to backslide now. Rest assured that the stars show that you’re doing better than you think financially. You may be spooked by a recent expense or drop in revenue, but this is only a passing phase. You will hit your stride again after June 14 when Mars completes its square to Pluto — the planet responsible for all of those unforeseen but necessary costs.
TAURUS (April 19-May 19)
Let things come to you. It isn’t easy when you’re living in a point/click society whose favorite buttons are "like" and "buy now." Yet the reason for holding back isn’t caution. The reason for biding your time is to allow your ruling planet Venus to work its magic. Venus is the planet of attraction — not pursuit — and its energies will be heightened on June 4 and 8. These are the days when you can expect people to sweeten their offers, double what they’re willing to pay you or beg to be your love slave.
GEMINI (May 20-June 19)
Ruling planet Mercury turns retrograde on June 7, which means that the sale, purchase or once-in-a-lifetime deal will have to wait. You never want to close on anything when the planet of buyers and customers is traveling backward in the sky because there’s bound to be a fly in the ointment. Chances are that the merchandise is faulty (think GM recalls), there are cracks that have been papered over or the financing isn’t lined up right. Wait until July 1 to see how it all shakes out. If everything passes muster, then you’re good to go.
CANCER (June 20-July 21)
A retrograde planet is like someone who enters a room, stops, turns around, leaves and then enters again after realizing that he or she was in the right room all along. It’s confusing, but everything works out in the end if you’re patient. This is how you’ll want to approach matters over the next five weeks while Mercury crosses back and forth between Gemini and Cancer. You will receive a message or news that supposedly isn’t meant for you but actually is. This could rectify a wrong, reverse a fee or grant you the admittance you seek.
LEO (July 22-Aug. 21)
A sticking point rears its ugly head on June 7. This will prove to be more than a minor inconvenience as you already signaled to others that the deal was in the bag. It’s not. And, in fact, it could come undone all together. The problem is that there’s a third party involved who had no knowledge of what was going on and is determined to put a stop to this transaction. This means you’ll have to make your pitch all over again. Just remember that if you did it once, you can do it again.
VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 21)
You hate waiting on others to make up their minds, but you have no choice. Whether it’s a client, boss, landlord or hopelessly distracted friend, you will have to work with this person’s timetable. And with Mercury turning retrograde on June 7, you would be well-advised to go find something else to do until you hear back. Follow-up phone calls and inquiring texts will all be ignored. The nice thing about unforeseen delays is that you’re free to follow other pursuits. One of these could go from pleasant diversion to all-consuming passion on June 19.
LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 21)
You’ll be glad to know that a major piece of your financial puzzle will snap into place near the end of the week. For months you’ve been struggling to make ends meet, only to see them get within inches of each other before springing back to their opposite corners. Thankfully, this new development (maybe it’s a loan, grant or home equity line of credit) will bridge the gap and help you to establish true financial stability. Not only will you be able to sleep at night, you can finally afford to buy a new mattress.
SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 20)
You were born under a sign with a nasty reputation for vengeance. People are often told never to cross a Scorpio because they will get stung. Whether it’s now or 10 years from now, Scorpios always get the last word. Perhaps knowing that you could go there (but choose not to) gives you the patience and fortitude to endure the current cycle of abuse. Restraint expresses strength greater than lashing out does. Continue to practice self-control, and you will see demands lighten up after the 14th. You may even win the respect of a sworn enemy.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20)
Say "yes" to any invites to get away. Maybe your beau surprises you with an impromptu trip, a friend asks you to accompany her to a workshop or a relative’s summer share suddenly becomes available for the weekend. You could do with a change of scene — even if it’s only for a day. You’ve been burning the worry candle at both ends and need a break. But there’s more than relaxation in your near future. Sometimes being somewhere else allows you to think differently. You could discover a whole new life path — rich with possibilities.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 18)
Let yourself soak in all of the love, respect and appreciation that the Venus/Neptune sextile showers on you this week. You’ve always wanted to be held in high esteem. It’s why you work as hard as you do. You’re everyone’s favorite teacher, adviser and mentor rolled into one. But you shortchange yourself when you don’t let yourself enjoy the gratitude. In fact, your impulse is to change the topic of conversation whenever you see that someone’s going to start gushing about you. Do yourself a favor, and let them gush. You know you want it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 17)
It looks like people can run the show without you. This should make you feel good about how well you delegated responsibility and brought your mentees up to speed. Unfortunately, few things make you more nervous than a smoothly humming machine. Instead of relaxing, you start to feel overlooked, underfoot and vaguely dispensable. Nothing could be further from the truth, as you’ll see on June 6 when you’re asked to handle an unruly situation. It’s not the crisis everyone makes it out to be, but it’s enough of a problem to make you feel needed again.
PISCES (Feb. 18-March 19)
Once again you show that you possess the healing touch when you succeed in getting an angry relative or hurt friend to uncross his or her arms and return to the table. You have an amazing ability to empathize with people when they’ve shut down and to speak to them through their pain. It’s a quality that isn’t given much airplay in our society of scorched outrage, but it resides as a pleasant oasis for those lucky enough to know someone like you. It may not seem like much, but your ripple effect will spread far and wide.