Hidden Insights: Astrology for the week of 17 June 2018

Hidden Insights would like to wish everyone in the northern hemisphere a very happy summer solstice, as we view the longest day of the year this week. When the Sun is at its peak, we can expect our yearly surge of productive energy, while the southern hemisphere is met with renewal and contemplation. Also this week, we see Neptune station retrograde, in a grand trine. The grand trine between Neptune, Mercury, and Jupiter leads us to question our place in the world, and seek out answers to our own stability.

With all of this intense spiritual energy flowing, many of us may feel as though we are going through an existential crisis. This will be particularly true if any of these planets make a powerful aspect to your own natal chart. Spiritual gurus are also likely to make headlines right now, and we must be careful of those who might exploit this energy for their own cult leading fantasies. Use correctly, this cosmic pattern can help unveil things we once found confusing, along with harsh truth that can no longer be hidden.

Also this week, Mars and Venus will oppose one another. When the masculine and feminine archetypes oppose one another it has the potential to restore inequities between the project and receptive forces. Relationships often become more intense, and this has the potential to create as well as destroy partnerships. The intensity is only heightened by the grand trine that is opening our eyes to what we either cannot or refuse to see.

Astro Homework

Your assignment this week is to make the best use out of the grand trine, though some of it may feel uncomfortable or scary. This is the best time to contemplate the deeper mysteries of your own faith and beliefs. This can help us transcend into a higher consciousness and connect with the Universe in a transformative way. Of course, we must be open to it, and that brings us to your challenge. Push yourself out of your comfort zone, and read up on different spiritual beliefs or philosophies. I would also suggest setting aside time  with a friend or partner to get a different viewpoint. Meditations and spiritual journeys will also be especially powerful this week, so if you can find a guided meditation or a professional to help you go on a mental trip, take it.

Aries (21 March — 20 April)

Most of the week your mind is likely to be in overdrive, Aries, as you seem to be consumed by responsibilities. You can’t help but spend time thinking about money, your home, and how to meet your obligations to others. Of course, Neptune stationing retrograde in your 12th house doesn’t help, as you start to feel like your past is returning to haunt you. Do your best to address these feelings, and remember that they are apart of where you have been. They do not represent who you are or where you are going. Tuesday and Wednesday will be your most mentally active days, so have a gameplan ready to refocus and centre yourself. The weekend is will be just as busy, with the potential for some unexpected expenses related to your home. You’ll also be prone to conflict with authorities, so be extra careful when driving in order to avoid getting pulled over. If you do, you might have a difficult time keeping your composure, and get yourself into more trouble than you need to as a result.

Gemstone support: Hematite

Taurus (21 April — 20 May)

Having the luxury to go at your own pace might not be possible this week, Taurus. There is too much for you to do, and not enough hours in the day to get them done. Expect surprising news from a friend, and do your best not to judge their journey. Tuesday is a great day to connect with a partner or spouse. The lovely Mercury and Jupiter trine will enhance the way you two communicate, and is a great day to get things accomplished together. While Aries is prone to getting a speeding ticket this week, you may find your car or mode of transportation needs some work or maintenance. Even if you’re not due yet, you might want to go ahead and schedule that oil change. Things could get a little rocky at work on Thursday, so it would be wise to lay low, and anticipate your supervisor being a bit more cranky than usual. They are not singling you out, you just seem to be in the line of fire. Fortunately, none of the drama will last.

Gemstone support: Labradorite

Gemini (21 May — 20 June)

You get a break at work this week, Gemini, as things seem to finally be going your way. If you’ve recently been involved in any drama, you can expect to have the air cleared before the week is over. However, you shouldn’t be surprised if you feel different about your job and even your employer. You may wonder if you want to change jobs, though it’s not the best week to make that decision. Give yourself some time to consider any career moves. A move is coming, it’s just not the right time quite yet. Your finances are also highlighted this week, so don’t be surprised if you notice some extra funds in your bank account, or come across some cash you forgot you had. Financial trends continue over the weekend, though they may not be as pleasant. An argument with someone over a bill is likely to occur.

Gemstone support: Jade

Cancer (21 June — 20 July)

Adventure is the name of the game for you this week, Cancer. You’re starting to feel restless, and you just want to get out or even get away. Neptune makes a clear path for you to find a way to make some exciting day trips possible, while Jupiter brings you luck to play with and have fun. The first half of the week is filled with exciting anticipation and dreams of seeing the world. If you hold onto these visions tight enough, they just might come true before the year is over. The Sun also moves into your sign this week, as we enter the season of the crab. This allows you to come out of your shell, and become the focus of attention. Thursday could bring some intense sexual energy, and you may find yourself more flirtatious than usual. Over the weekend, some money could come your way, and a friend is likely to surprise you with some good news, but not before you yourself have something exciting to share.

Gemstone support: Alexandrite

Leo (21 July — 20 August)

It’s time to do some detective work this week, Leo, and your mind is working overtime to solve complex puzzles. Things you’ve been stumbling to figure out or coordinate will become clearer this week. On Tuesday, a face-to-face conversation at home will bring closure to a secret someone has kept. While your mind is busy most of the week, Friday brings spice back into your life as Mars and Venus illuminate your relationships axis. Friday and Saturday could prove to be hot and heavy. If you are currently in a relationship, this will not only reignite the flames of passion, but could also mark a big step in your commitment to one another. For those of you who are single, there’s no better time than this weekend to get out and meet someone special.

Gemstone support: Carnelian

Virgo (21 August — 20 September)

It’s time to get real about your health and wellness this week. While Virgos are known for taking charge of their health, it still doesn’t exempt you from ignoring it at times. Taking control of your body, diet, and physical activity is likely to be a major theme right now. You may even have a conversation with someone at work about your health. Pay careful attention to your friends this week, as they are more inclined to be a bad influence on you. Perhaps you shouldn’t eat that desert, or indulge in a tanning bed. Of course, your friends are not purposefully trying to push you towards bad decisions — they just want you to enjoy yourself. The serious tone of the week continues through Saturday, though you’ll be less concerned with your health and more focused on your work. This weekend will be an excellent time to put in some overtime or look for a side job.

Gemstone support: Onyx

Libra (21 September — 20 October)

You will be in your element this week, Libra, as the most social sectors of your chart are activated. Early in the week, it’s all business, though even at work you’ll find yourself socializing with others. Things speed up midweek as friends, family, and even coworkers seem to want to make plans with you. It’s one of those weeks that seems to fly by, because you have so much going on. On Wednesday, you can expect an important message from a person in a position of authority, such as a parent, supervisor, or government official. Whatever the message is, you can be certain it will involve doing extra work to complete something. Friday and Saturday will be your busiest days with Venus, Mars, Mercury, Uranus, and Pluto all conspiring to get you either out on the dance floor, or perform acrobatic feats in the bedroom. Enjoy a playful and exciting week, and worry about responsibility next week.

Gemstone support: Rhodonite

Scorpio (21 October — 20 November)

Love and romance are often a bit mysterious for you, Scorpio, and at times it may be difficult for you to sympathize with your partner or friends. This week you get a bit of insight into those who you love most. Some astrologers might call this a period where you can really connect with others in a deeper and more spiritual way. Hidden Insight’s believes it’s a little less charming, as you’ll get a dose of your own medicine. There going to be a time where you really need the support or understanding of someone who is not able to give it to you. When this occurs, try and learn from the experience, so you can ensure you are able to support others in the future.

Gemstone support: Morganite

Sagittarius (21 November — 20 December)

While you’re normally ready for any adventure, Sagittarius, this week your ambitions turn inward. The stars are asking you to take time to appreciate what you have, and spend more time enjoying your home. The first few days might feel exhausting, as your mind is likely to be travelling more than your body. The best thing you can do to nurture this is to try reading books or watching shows about travel. Avoid spending too much time on the Internet though, as you’ll be prone to losing half your night in front of your device. Thursday picks up for you when an invitation from a friend to get some physical activity sparks your interest. Of course, you can always be the one to initiate an invitation, if you feel the need to hit a mountainside or run a trail. Over the weekend, financial stress might darken mood, so don’t plan on any expensive evenings out. Again, take time to enjoy solitude.

Gemstone support: Calcite

Capricorn (21 December — 20 January)

Intuition and imagination rule your week, Capricorn. As the most practical sign of the zodiac, others might be surprised to see you become so aware this week. For seven days, your psychic side will shine brighter than it has in months. Just about every hunch, feeling, or idea you have will be fulfilled with stunning accuracy. However, you don’t want to be fooled that the whole week will be smooth sailing. As your intuition grows, your ability to articulate yourself may become more difficult. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself tripping over your words, or find it difficult to even locate the right ones. This week is about listening, and not speaking. Along with heightened spiritual sensitivities, your romantic side also gets a boost. You can plan on a romantic surprise from someone in your life, and this weekend could certainly bring some much needed physical contact.

Gemstone support: Chrysocolla

Aquarius (21 January — 20 February)

Most of the world is experiencing an intense emotional wave of energy this week, Aquarius, and you couldn’t be less interested. For you, there seems to be nothing more important than making sure you are excelling at work, and making money. Early in the week, your place of employment is likely to be buzzing with both gossip and anticipation. Most of these rumors are likely to be surrounding money, which are probably true. Thursday could bring a distraction from your responsibilities in the form of an impromptu date night. Don’t be afraid to put your work aside for a little distraction. This weekend brings children into your focus. If you have children, they will likely be in need of more attention than usual. For those of you without children, this could manifest as pets, or even your friends’ children. Either way, get ready to exercise nurturing energy.

Gemstone support: Snowflake Obsidian

Pisces (21 February — 20 March)

Your ruling planet, Neptune, turns retrograde this week, Pisces. For you this will represent a significant shift in your direction. Of course, you’re no stranger when it comes to changing tides — you thrive on it. Unfortunately, in your own sign, it may be more uncomfortable than usual. As you feel drawn to make a major change in your life, things will become clearer about what you want to do, and where you want to go. This realization is what feels uncomfortable, as you often don’t make decisions with such clarity. Many of you may also find yourselves the recipient of a unique job opportunity this week. Particularly those born March 7th, 8th, 9th, or 10th. The weekend continues to surprise you, as those around you seem to take direction from you, and look to you for advice more actively.

Gemstone support: Garnet