Hidden Insights is excited to announce two planets changing signs this week, along with two very harmonious transits. On Sunday, June 2, Venus forms a friendly trine with Pluto. This sets the tone for the week by bringing the power of persuasion and attraction to many, and will be most evident for the signs of Taurus and Capricorn. When Venus and Pluto join forces, powerful bonds between parties can be made, and strong connections are formed. With the New Moon in Gemini occurring within this aspect, the world can expect announcements of new deals, unions, and alliances between nations. On a personal level, this is a great time to rally friends and co‐workers towards a common goal.
On Tuesday, 4 June, Mercury moves into the sign of Cancer. Any time Mercury changes signs, there is a global shift in the way people think and absorb information. In Cancer, mental processes turn inward towards the self and family. At this time, thoughts are often coloured by emotions, and instincts become the driving force for action. As Mercury continues to travel through Cancer, it forms a sextile with Uranus on Friday, 7 June. This marks a productive time for group activities, which may have been initiated earlier in the week with Venus and Pluto. Mercury and Uranus can also be somewhat unpredictable; the world must be cautious of how words are perceived by others. Outrageous opinions and shocking statements are likely.
This week rounds out on the Saturday, 8 June, when Venus moves into Gemini. This placement brings a love of variety in life. A strong desire to try new foods or flavours is present. In romantic relationships, communication is emphasized and can even be a turn‐on. Meeting new people is at the top of most people’s agendas, and it’s a great time to expand one’s social circle. Unfortunately, there is a fickle nature to Venus in Gemini, which can make it difficult for one‐on‐one relationships to flourish.
This week’s homework assignment focuses on the New Moon in Gemini. As many loyal Hidden Insights readers are aware, the New Moon is a period of beginnings and, based on the Moon’s sign position, can be utilized to achieve specific goals. In Gemini, this Moon is all about accessing information whether you are looking for the truth, need more information about a specific situation, or want to expand your intellectual horizons.
On Monday, 3 June, dedicate time to focus on what you want to know or learn right now. Make it a special moment with a candle or incense. Then, watch as the information you want or need is revealed to you over the next two weeks.
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Aries (21 March — 20 April)
If you’ve been feeling defeated at work lately, Aries, you now have the opportunity to take control once again. As a born leader, you can naturally take on this role, even if you aren’t in a management position. Expect people in places of power to listen to you with greater focus, and you could easily see a promotion in the near future. News regarding a sibling is possible on Monday, and you may need to step in to lend a hand. Even if you don’t have a biological sibling, a friend you consider to be family may need your help. Discussions at home increase over the weekend and you may receive a surprising package, letter, or phone call.
Taurus (21 April — 20 May)
Have you been waiting on a scholarship, grant, or special funding, Taurus? If so, this week brings the opportunity to benefit financially from others. Venus and Pluto are working together in your chart to give you a boost from an institution or person in a position of power. Unexpected travel is also possible when these two planets are playing with your ninth house. So, if you have the opportunity to enter in a raffle for a trip, the odds of winning will be in your favour. Midweek, you can expect friends and family to come at you from all sides to socialize. There’s no time for solitude this week. Over the weekend, a second wave of financial success will come your way, and you may easily earn, invest, or save right now. If you are a Taurus with your own business, expect a boost on Saturday.
Patronus: Prairie dog
Gemini (21 May — 20 June)
This month’s New Moon is in your sign on the Monday, 3 June, and triggers a period of personal reinvention. Gemini is itching for a change and many Geminis may feel the desire to drastically clean‐out old clothes, or even change their hair colour. While it is often ill advised to make decisions on a whim, there is no need to worry about making a bad choice. Any changes you make to your physical appearance will be exactly what you need right now. An important discussion related to money or pay occurs on Tuesday, 4 June, and you may be called to explain a large purchase to someone in your immediate circle. Over the weekend, Venus moves into your twelfth house of rest and reflection. Expect heated romances to cool as you are more interested in self-care than wild flings.
Cancer (21 June — 20 July)
It’s not always easy to get others to buy into the big ideas and dreams you have, Cancer. In fact, others may question your motives more often than you like. As Mercury moves into your sign on Monday, 4 June, this week you are given the rare opportunity to have your voice heard, and to take control of a situation where you have previously felt powerless. You may even surprise yourself with how bold and self-assertive you are becoming. Don’t waste a moment of this productive energy. Expect the opportunity to meet with an authority figure early in the week who can help you succeed. Over the weekend, plans with a friend or close family member may need to change at the last minute. Fortunately, you are relieved to have meditative time to yourself.
Leo (21 July — 20 August)
You are on top of your game at work this week, Leo, and everyone around you notices. Coworkers and clients alike are hanging on your every word. This is the perfect week for you to take centre stage to land an account, close a deal, or make an important sale. It might not be a bad idea either to put feelers out to other places of employment to see if you can get a better position with a higher salary. While you may not be ready to make a professional change right now, you should begin networking for your future. Over the weekend, Venus moves into the most social sector of your chart. Here you can expect to spend most of your time at picnics, parties, and social gatherings.
Patronus: Fruit bat
Virgo (21 August — 20 September)
Romance strikes hard this week, and you are feeling more amorous than usual, Virgo. You can’t help feeling overly affectionate and ready to turn on your charm. On the other side of this astrological coin, it is possible you will be the object of another person’s affections. No matter how it manifests, you can expect love to be in the air. As the week progresses, you will notice friends are seeking more of your attention. Expect a conversation with someone who is dealing with an emotional crisis on Thursday. It will take your skills in objective thinking to help put their worries to rest. Over the weekend, Venus heats up your sector of career and status. You are entering a period where you can both charm and influence people in power to help improve your reputation.
Libra (21 September — 20 October)
As the sign of harmony and balance, Libra, you are known for your skills of diplomacy. Because of your sense of justice, there are times when you have to sacrifice your own truths for a larger cause. This week, your personal values will be tested, and you must remain true to yourself. Sometimes it’s ok to say no, and you must exercise that skill right now. A power struggle with a spouse or roommate is possible, particularly on Tuesday. Expect intense energy at work on Friday as the week comes to a close. If you have group meetings, be cautious to be the last person to speak. Unconventional thoughts and outrageous ideas will have many on the edge of their seats. You can avoid the drama by embracing the role of silent observer.
Scorpio (21 October — 20 November)
This is a powerful week of change for you, Scorpio, and you are due to solidify plans for a major shift in your life. For some, this may be moving to a new home or profession. For others, this may be the beginning of a long lasting romance. The New Moon on Monday, 3 June, is in the natural sector of Scorpio, making you particularly sensitive to its energies. Midweek, you may be called to challenge an area of your life that may now appear superficial. You are a master of letting go, and now it’s time to put an old situation, habit, or ideal to rest. As Mercury moves into your ninth house of long distance travel, your mind may be on far off places for the second half of the week. Over the weekend, you could join financial forces with someone to achieve a mutual goal.
Sagittarius (21 November — 20 December)
You have been working hard the last several months, Sagittarius, and now you get the opportunity to reap the rewards of your labour. As Venus makes her harmonious trine to Pluto on Sunday, 2 June you get the opportunity to splurge on yourself. This is a great week to treat yourself to a new gadget you’ve been wanting to invest in. Not only should you allow yourself the purchase, but you are likely to find a great deal. As you check off items on your wishlist, consider what you would like to check off in your romantic life. This week’s New Moon triggers a new cycle in your partnerships allowing you to recharge a current relationship, or initiate a new one. Over the weekend, Venus moves into your sector of romance, giving you the chance to spend time with someone special.
Capricorn (21 December — 20 January)
Self-control may be difficult for you to exercise this week, Capricorn, especially on Monday and Tuesday. It is as though you want everything you see. This ranges from items in store windows to other people’s partners. Your desire to have it all could easily burn a hole in your pocket if you are not careful. Remember that you are the cardinal earth sign, and have incredible power for self-restraint when you put your mind to it. As Mercury moves into your seventh house, your mind moves towards nostalgic thoughts of family. A call or message from someone you haven’t heard from in a while is possible. Over the weekend, expect to stay busy getting chores and errands taken care of. It is a great weekend to tackle projects at home that you have been putting off.
Aquarius (21 January — 20 February)
This week is all about facing your fears, Aquarius. Doing so is not always the most pleasant experience, and in this case, it’s something you’ve had to deal with on and off for the last several years. However, with Venus softening the blow, you are not only able to identify what has been holding you back, but you can conquer fear more easily. Think of this transit as a way of reaching towards the next step into adulthood and your spiritual evolution. Your work and daily routine become central focuses midweek, and you may have to reorganize your typical workload. If adjustments need to be made to your regular schedule, they will transition smoothly. Over the weekend expect to spend most of your time at home. You will feel eager to focus on your family, and possible resolve an old conflict with a parent or cousin.
Pisces (21 February — 20 March)
Expect your social circle to expand this week, Pisces, as you have the opportunity to meet new and exciting people. Not only will you attract new friends, but they are likely to be people in positions of power who can help you professionally. Try not to worry about the impression you’ll make if you have an important meeting early in the week. Your presence will be both commanding and sincere. A new beginning is promised at home and you may find yourself with an added responsibility before Thursday. Friday’s exciting aspect between Mercury and Uranus brings great news from a child or coworker. Help them celebrate by hosting a dinner in your home on Saturday.