Saturn/Neptune squares are astrology's wake-up calls. Saturn is the planet of the reality check and when it forms an adverse relationship to Neptune, the planet of illusion, on June 17 it will feel like somebody upstairs has snapped his fingers three times and dispersed that hypnotic spell you've been under for 7 months. You may not discover yourself dressed up in someone else's clothes or promenading on stage, clucking like a chicken, but it could be close. You will no longer be in thrall to that Pied Piper who was leading you up the garden path. It will be disappointing saying no to a fantasy relationship, turning your back on that elusive job opportunity or rousing yourself from an impossible dream, but you'll be glad you did when you discover how close you were to making some disastrous choices.
You've made a lot of sacrifices. And being born under Mars, it's something you'll do without regret. Yours is a heroic spirit. You will fall on your sword if asked to and soldier on when others want to yield the field. However, recently you've begun to wonder if you're marching down a road leading nowhere. These sorts of doubts often materialize when Saturn squares Neptune (June 17), and they present questions worth exploring. It's possible that you've become so inured to the costs of battle that you've forgotten what the battle is about. It's time to revisit assumptions that may have outlived their purpose.
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You don't share easily. And it's not that you're ungenerous. In fact, you can be very giving of your time and energy. It's just that you have a hard time-sharing your stuff with others and one of the worst things that someone can do is to ask to borrow something of yours. Venus in Cancer for the next 3 and a half weeks will help you to relearn the etiquette of give-and-take that you should have mastered back in the sandbox. It won't be easy, but seeing that people really will return things (and undamaged) will do a lot to restore your faith in humankind.
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Did you make too many trade-offs on your climb up the ladder of success? That's the question you'll be asking on June 13 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 to get to where you are now in life. They're only a phone call or a text away. They'll be glad to hear from you.
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Expect to receive disappointing news on June 17 when Saturn squares Neptune. This could mean the end of a long-distance romance, the termination of a 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 some of the hard decisions for us.
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Do you even believe in what you're selling anymore? It's a question you need to ask on June 17. People are looking to invest a lot of time, energy and money in you and they need you to be on board. Thankfully you're a Leo so you know how to razzle-dazzle them even if your sunny mood is overcast. However, you are embarking on something long-term and you must be honest with yourself about going the distance. These questions don't have to be answered now, but they will by August. The sooner you start sorting through all the doubts and anxieties, the better.
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Last November you received a calling card from your higher purpose. You were given a special assignment and told to fight the good fight. Maybe it was your job to introduce reform into a dysfunctional environment, to wake people up to an unfolding crisis or to turn around an unsalvageable situation. You may feel like you haven't done it and that you still have a ways to go, but the reality is: you have. On June 17, you need to pass back the reins to those in charge. You may not feel appreciated right now, but you will in the weeks to come.
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Your ruling planet Venus enters the zodiac sign of Cancer on June 17. This brings a calming and restorative energy flow that allows you to reconnect with your family and close friends. For weeks you've been taken up with work — fretting about staying competitive and worrying that if you relax you will lose your edge. Nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, less is more when Venus is traveling through easygoing Cancer. Instead of racing after things, you should learn to let things come to you. You'll find that getting what you want doesn't have to be as hard as all that.
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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 some of your decisions have been unpopular of late, but just because people were displeased with you in the moment doesn't mean that that sentiment will last forever. A lot can happen between now and never. Give them time to get over their hurt feelings and trust that they will eventually come to see the reason for your actions. People are wiser and more forgiving than you think.
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Sometimes there's nothing as cathartic as a good old-fashioned blowup and yours will be on June 17. This is when you finally say all of those things you swore you would never say, but needed to for weeks. But 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 resentments will be aired at last, the tense atmosphere will disperse and everyone will feel like they can go back to being friends again.
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There's been a lot of stress and strain in a friendship or business relationship lately. The problem is that you refuse to accept this person for who he truly is. It should be clear by now that he's not going to be that successful go-getter that you first imagined him to be. In fact, he could wind up being considerably less. You need to ask yourself if this is such a bad thing because your high expectations (or is it false hopes?) have led you to overlook and devalue what he brings to the table, which are namely friendship, loyalty and unconditional support.
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It looks like people can run the show without you. This should make you feel good about how well you delegate responsibility and the way you've brought all of your mentees up to speed. Unfortunately few things can make you as nervous as a smoothly humming machine. And instead of relaxing you can start to feel overlooked, underfoot and vaguely dispensable. Thank heavens that you'll be contacted out of the blue to help handle an unruly situation on June 17. It's not the crisis that everyone will make it out to be, but it's enough of a problem to make you feel needed again.
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Ruling planet Neptune reverses direction on June 16 and so do you. It will be hard to explain why you're suddenly feeling hesitant about moving ahead with all of those big plans of yours. Are your psychic antennae picking up something treacherous about the future? Or is your habit of leaving things hanging last minute reaffirming its jealous hold over your life? Give yourself a couple of weeks to sort things out. The secret gift of a retrograde is that it gets you to travel over the ground you just covered. This could reveal a pearl of wisdom that you overlooked the first time.