Weekly horoscopes: June 9 - June 15
Mars, the planet of conflict, squares Pluto, the planet of ordeals, for the last time on June 14. This brings to an end a power struggle that has been going on in a relationship or important association since Dec. It looks like you can’t live with each other anymore than you can live without each other, so the solution will have to be a compromise. This means that each side will have to sacrifice something near and dear so that you can find that fit you’re looking for. It’s surprising to see that you’ll be reuniting after all these months of swearing that this was the end, but that’s how Mars in Libra works. It builds bridges over insurmountable walls.
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ARIES (March 20-April 18)
It looks like you’re beginning to form a begrudging respect for someone you initially accused of making your life difficult. This could be a parent, employer or authority figure. You two didn’t start out on the same page, but the past few months have taught you to recognize and then to appreciate the differences in your approaches. It’s true that this created conflict, yet it also created learning opportunities as well. You will put this knowledge to good use in the weeks to come. Who knows? You may wind up on the same page after all.
TAURUS (April 19-May 19)
You’ll want to gather up your things and storm off in a huff, but rethink it because you can’t afford to make that kind of a dramatic exit. You are bound to the person who’s angered you. You could be bound by emotional ties, financial debt or a professional obligation. In any case, Saturn weighing heavily in the opposite sign of the zodiac from you says you must honor this bond. It won’t be easy to swallow your pride and to acquiesce, but it’s a small price to pay considering what’s at stake.
GEMINI (May 20-June 19)
Did you make too many trade-offs on your climb up the ladder of success? That’s the question for June 9 when Neptune turns retrograde at the top of your solar chart. Sometimes in our quest to be the best that we can possibly be, we wind up focusing so much on the ends that we forget about the means. It’s not too late to go back and make it up to the people who helped you get to where you are in life. They’re only a phone call or an instant message away.
CANCER (June 20-July 21)
Your home hasn’t been your haven since Mars entered the bottom part of your chart last Dec. It’s a long time to feel uprooted, disenfranchised or at loose ends. Although you’re not out of the woods yet (that won’t be until July 25), the final Mars/Pluto square on June 14 shows that you are over the hump. This is when you and that person you’ve been fighting with (spouse, loved one or landlord) will finally reach an agreement as to how you can settle your differences. This paves the way to reclaiming the sanctuary you lost.
LEO (July 22-Aug. 21)
Demands at home insist that you divert time and attention away from work. This couldn’t have come at a more inconvenient time since this is a critical week for you. Nevertheless, personal duty must trump professional obligations. Will there be a price to pay? Probably. But at least you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you did the right thing, and that is what’s important. Work may be the thing that dominates your day and pays your expenses, but it’s no substitute for life and answering the call to take care of loved ones in need.
VIRGO (Aug. 22-Sept. 21)
You may have to walk away from the table. You’d rather not. You worked too hard to hammer out a deal, compromise or negotiate these past few weeks, and you'd really like to wind things up. However, the Mars/Pluto square on June 14 shows that the party you’re dealing with still has an overinflated sense of his own worth, and it doesn’t look like any self-awareness will be filtering into that blind spot soon. Let it go, and move on. It never pays to force a fit — especially when you’ll find another taker in July.
LIBRA (Sept. 22-Oct. 21)
You gave as good as you got in a conflict that’s raged for months, but now it’s time to wrap things up. Take a long hard look at the things you can live without, and be ready to make concessions on June 13. What you’re looking for is an agreement that will allow both sides to walk away from the table with something to complain about and something to boast about. That’s what compromises are made of. Keep this in mind, and you might even wind up getting the better end of the deal.
SCORPIO (Oct. 22-Nov. 20)
You’re still trying to figure out what you can do to make people like you again. But this is where you need to take a couple of steps back and reassess your situation. It’s true that you had to make an unpopular decision. But just because people were displeased with you in the moment doesn’t mean that they will be forever. A lot can happen between now and never. Give them time to get over their hurt feelings, and trust that they will come to see the reason for your actions. People are wiser than you think.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 20)
Sometimes there’s nothing as cathartic as a good old-fashioned blowout, and yours will be on June 12. This is when you finally say all of those things you swore you’d never say but needed to for weeks. Remember that the Sun is in Gemini, which means that yours won’t be a standing aria. People must have their say, too, and you will need to stick around and hear them out. It will be uncomfortable and unnerving, but at last resentments will be aired, the tense atmosphere dispersed and everyone will feel like they can be friends again.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 18)
You may feel paralyzed by fear and anxiety when the Moon occults Saturn on June 10. This can pertain to a request, proposal or pitch that you want to make. You’re used to doing things a certain way, but now it looks like you’re approaching someone new, and this has your stomach tied in knots. What if you get turned down? You could do the same old, same old or tailor your proposal in such a way as to win this person’s praise and approval. Check in with people you know in common. They’re here to help.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 19-Feb. 17)
Something you thought would blow over turns into a major firestorm on June 12. You will have to stop what you are doing and attend to matters pronto. Unfortunately, it looks like this will be happening right when you’re in the middle of something else that is equally important, so try to keep your cool. Thankfully, Aquarians are excellent multitaskers and always exhibit grace under pressure. Nevertheless, you will need to sit down with two warring parties on June 18. Their feud and/or rivalry has gone on long enough and needs to be settled.
PISCES (Feb. 18-March 19)
Expect disappointing news on June 12. This could mean the end of a long-distance romance, the termination of heartfelt endeavor or a three-line letter of rejection. It’s a bummer, but it also lets you off the hook in an ironic way. You’ve had mixed feelings about whether you wanted to follow this life path, and now that it’s no longer an option, you will start to feel a wave of relief and even an excitement about future prospects that now look possible. Sometimes life has a funny way of making certain hard decisions for us.