Haiku Horoscopes

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Week of June 25th 2017

June 2017

Choose Your Sign

Cancer

After a short trip

you find that the succulents

are pink from blushing.

This week has you primed for sending out brightness in every direction. With the Sun continuing in your first house alongside Mars and Mercury, you are loquacious and energetic. This is a different self than you normally project. Rather than feeling sentimental and focused on the past, you are set to make new connections right now and bring the ones you already have into the radical present. Try throwing yourself into activities you might otherwise avoid - think of it as an anthropological study, although it will probably turn out to be more than that. With the Moon waxing into your house of domesticity, you could end up inviting people over to yours for some raucous mind-bending hooplas!

Cancer

June 21 - July 22

Leo

The windshield: a bug 

appears! It has strange patterns.

What are you hiding?

This week you may feel less disciplined than normal with retrograde Saturn still hanging out in house five. In fact, you may be feeling rather expansive despite not having things exactly how you want them right now. While it is important and helpful to visualize the life you want to acquire for yourself, you can also just enjoy the moment. Trust your ability to pull things together at the last minute and do not rush away from what makes you feel good to please a real or imagined boss. As the Moon waxes into Libra, it is a good time to address whatever is on your mind with friends and family. Make sure they feel loved, but also remember that compassion for yourself benefits everyone... and secrets fester!

Leo

July 23 - Aug 22

Virgo

The reflected moon

is out of bounds, but play on -

your joy is the prize!

You are feeling off-leash this week with retrograde Pluto in your house of love. Things that before would have made you cringe now feel like no big deal. You are living on the edge of your being - in fact, you feel like you are floating down a river. If you keep this open mind, you could bump into the swan of your dreams. If you already have a love, your current feelings of chillness help you reveal that silly side everyone has been waiting to get in touch with. As per usual, you are still feeling a little haywired concerning your career. You may not be precisely poised as you wanted to at this point in your life, and you may feel pulled in two directions (which may cancel into a feeling of zero pull…) but it is your friends and family that give you a feeling of fulfillment this week, and that is nothing to take for granted.

Virgo

Aug 23 - Sept 22

Libra

An orange peel 

at the bottom of a glass:

you’re luck is golden.

You are always friendly, but this week it is off the charts. However, with Pluto still in retrograde, as you expand your social circle you may also find yourself grasping for more and more affirmations concerning the direction you have chosen to take with your life. With Neptune also retrograde, you feel creative and cool, but something may feel a bit off. As you engage with an extended network of people, even though you charm them, you are looking for clues as to how they really feel about you. You may even feel a little crazy underneath it all. To stabilize, spend time by bodies of water. Go to the beach or a pool. Have a steam. As the Moon waxes, consider bringing a project of yours to close, and instead of worrying what others think, define your own metric for success (which maybe involves time spent adjacent to swimming holes...!

Libra

Sept 23 - Oct 22

Scorpio

There’s a swan racing

down the river, but you are 

a Cheetah with spots!

It is impossible to hide from loved ones this week: your true nature is on display. Your intimate relations see how intensely you desire order and efficiency. No one judges you any differently, but Saturn in retrograde has you questioning your own intensity. You want to be in a million places at once. You bop around like a butterfly, but underneath, you have a fiery desire for order. Since the Moon is waxing over to Libra, at the end of the week you may need some time to yourself to reassess what it is you really need and whether or not there is anything you might delete from your to-do list. Consider the role of Uranus (seriously…): when acting in suprising ways is part of your personality, what can you do that is truly out of character in a liberating way? If you can think of the answer, you will gain a romantic reward… !

Scorpio

Oct 23 - Nov 21

Sagittarius

There’s a swan racing

down the river, but you are 

a Cheetah with spots!

 

It is impossible to hide from loved ones this week: your true nature is on display. Your intimate relations see how intensely you desire order and efficiency. No one judges you any differently, but Saturn in retrograde has you questioning your own intensity. You want to be in a million places at once. You bop around like a butterfly, but underneath, you have a fiery desire for order. Since the moon is waxing over to Libra, at the end of the week you may need some time to yourself to reassess what it is you really need and whether or not there is anything you might delete from your to-do list. Consider the role of Uranus (seriously…): when acting in suprising ways is part of your personality, what can you do that is truly out of character in a liberating way? If you can think of the answer, you will gain a romantic reward… !

Sagittarius

Nov 22 - Dec 21

Capricorn

A pink flower heats

to its breaking point: you have

no reservations.

All of your obsessive qualities are present this week. Think of it as an emotional detoxification. Everything is finally coming to the surface with Pluto in retrograde, and your emotions are right there on your face. Because of this, you are finally able to address things with close family members and friends that before you just let go or tried to shove down into that stuffed box of repressed items. Moon waxes into Libra, and your openness concerning where you are with life has you feeling liberated as you get into new friendships. Sometimes in the past you felt like you were always hiding something, putting on a show, but this week, there is a new flavor in you personality. With romance, being aggressive pays off (as long as it is coupled with eloquence). Good luck!

Capricorn

Dec 22 - Jan 19

Aquarius

A black cat saunters

in the evening: the growing

moon means you are sweet.

All your innate qualities are with you this week. You are clearly in touch with key aspects of yourself, and the only thing throwing you off balance is career. You see what other people are doing, you overthink what you are doing, and you end up feeling a little jealous and haphazard. At the same time, you do not want your life to be what everyone else’s life is like - or do you? To find stability, hunker down in your love life. Take the lead. Be bold, be aggressive. Roar! If you can get in touch with your physical self, some of these emotional/mental ideations may be easier to grok. Focus on physical release and surprisingly the intellectual will fall into step.

Aquarius

Jan 20 - Feb 18

Pisces

A deer on the road

is having a late night. You

are alone yet clear.

This week your sense of self is a bit otherworldly and not what you are used to. Yes, you are always imaginitive, artsy, and a bit spacey, but in the next few days you may experience yourself as others do and that could be a shock. Also, you may be going a bit back and forth concerning what you think of your achievements. Here is the thing: instead of overthinking, go with your strong suit: making and acting. Bring yourself somewhere you can focus on your projects: the waxing Moon is the perfect time to bring projects to completion. If you are working with others, now is a good time to talk about anything on your mind because you are feeling forthright but also capable of using the right words. In love, the same is true. What do you desire? If you can find the right words, what you want could be a reality.

Pisces

February 19 - March 20

Aries

Lush trees, empty lots:

what are you pining after,

and what is for lunch?

Usually on top of things, this week you are feeling a little more nutty than usual. Everything seems like it is going smoothly, then all of a sudden you change course. It is almost as if an alien is in your personal control center. However, there is no need to fret. Your surprising ways this week come off as enticing to those interested in you romantically and exciting to your friends. Just roll with it and pretend you are in control even if you do not feel that way. As the Moon waxes, everything will come together just as you planned. The only thing to watch out for is retrograde Pluto: what are you doing with your life? If you engage that question, try to do so patiently. Taking a small step in a new direction could bring you some much needed energy and pizazz. 

Aries

Mar 21 - Apr 19

Taurus

On the ocean floor

there are bright fish: you melt

like a dreamsicle

Usually on top of things, this week you are feeling a little more nutty than usual. Everything seems like it is going smoothly, then all of a sudden you change course. It is almost as if an alien is in your personal control center. However, there is no need to fret. Your surprising ways this week come off as enticing to those interested in you romantically and exciting to your friends. Just roll with it and pretend you are in control even if you do not feel that way. As the Moon waxes, everything will come together just as you planned. The only thing to watch out for is retrograde Pluto: what are you doing with your life? If you engage that question, try to do so patiently. Taking a small step in a new direction could bring you some much needed energy and pizazz. 

Taurus

Apr 20 - May 20

Gemini

Cool air blows. Water

evaporates. Friendships dance

like fringe in the wind.

This week you are settling back into your routine but using everything you have learned from a brief adventure to propell you forward in your career. Your energy may appear to be dispersed, but it is not. There are a few different things that you are focused on right now, and they are all important to your sense of self. Find time to do a great job on everything; if you cut out time you spend feeling anxious, this is truly possible. At times you have felt isolated from your friend group, but Jupiter has you finally meeting people who share your interests. Try bonding over collaborative projects but do not take it personally if they do not get completed: sometimes just talking about the project is the best part. However, make sure you do see your love life to completion, if you know what I mean. Take a risk and you will be rewarded!

Gemini

May 21 - June 20

Gemini

weapon - the paperclip

vice - impatience

desire - self-confidence

talent - writing love notes

This month is divided in two for you, Gemini. The first half of the month brings deep self-reflection and focus on building personal relationships. The second half of the month you will be more focused on furthering your creative endeavors. Self-confidence built from the sun in your first house during the early part of the month helps you stand behind your decisions. When Mars moves into Cancer in your second house and a retrograde Pluto into Capricorn, your energy that was before displaying outwardly pivots into the organizational realm. You start thinking less about your social life and more about what you can do to help out your family. And your love life, which was crazy at the start of the month, stays lucious but gets a little more sensitive. If before you were thrashing around, now you are making love and takin’ it slow.

Gemini

May 21 - June 20

Cancer

weapon - the satellite

vice - making false promises

desire - to invent something

talent - brainstorming

When the sun comes into your first house in the middle of this month, the back and forth you were feeling in your spiritual life will come to a rest. Instead, you will finally feel deeply attuned to your deeper needs. This may coincide with a need to connect with friends and family on a real rather than superficial level. However, work is also in the stars this month. With Venus in Aries in your tenth house, work feels natural. You are loving and meticulous. However, be careful not to make promises you cannot keep or get thrown off-course. Uranus hanging out in Aries as well means you love having epiphanies but may not see them through if the going gets tough. When Venus moves into Taurus at the end of the month, your energy will shift from work and into your social life. The month closes out with the moon in your first house, bringing you some much needed stability.

Cancer

June 21 - July 22

Leo

weapon - a squirt gun

vice - being in denial

desire - to feel at ease

talent - the monkey bars

Not so long ago, you were feeling armored and found yourself mired in squabbles with people you deeply care about. With the Sun in your eleventh house for the first half of the month, these conflicts fall away, and you throw yourself out of your hovel and into the social playground. When the Sun moves into your twelfth house, you finally address some deep emotional baggage that you had been trying to avoid. You can no longer hide from yourself or be in denial about the things that have been bringing you down. However, you are not exactly sure what do do about all this and are living with a lot of uncertainty in your life. Venus ends in your tenth house meaning by the end of the month you will in fact gain some clarity on who you are and what you will be doing in relation to the world, and how to apply that to your current situation. For your love life, going somewhere new could lighten the mood.

Leo

July 23 - Aug 22

Virgo

weapon - fertilizer

vice - superficiality

desire - to make your dreams come true

talent - perseverance

Your focus this month falls on your work and your community. The Sun illuminates these relationships though sometimes you forgeo the work your soul wants you to do in light of more practical concerns. The first half of this month is a call to investigate how you can put into action your more meaningful aspirations to make the life you truly desire in the long run. When the Sun moves into your eleventh house, even more of your insecurities fall away. You finally allow yourself to have fun, indulging your hopes and dreams taking small steps to realize them, without worrying whether the changes you are making are permanent or not. Venus moving out of Aries could bring up old feelings again about a painful experience; take refuge in your home and nurture yourself with the power of the Moon. With retrograde Pluto in house five, you feel less intensely particular and are more open to any kind of romance that comes your way. 

Virgo

Aug 23 - Sept 22

Libra

weapon - the magic hat

vice - restlessness

desire - to shed old skin

talent - texting

A Gemini Sun has you feeling restless. You are usually so at ease, but the first half of this month has you pining for new experiences. These feelings may be accompanied by a slight shift in your friend group, at least for a few weeks. You want to spend time with people who mirror your expansive attitude and inspire you to think outside the box. The weird and exotic pull you in right now. Even if you can not actually get away, you put your attention on new things (new music, books, people, etc), expanding your experience of the familiar world. When mid-month the Sun falls into your tenth house, your focus falls back onto your more daily tasks, yet you have a new way of thinking about everything. You do not feel bogged down by your responsiblities, and it feels asthough there is more room and freedom inside your own head. Your love life remains steady all month - nothing special, and yet you feel fulfilled romantically. Rather, your energy lives in a broad view of things that not everyone will share with you.

Libra

Sept 23 - Oct 22

Scorpio

weapon - the water fountain

vice - hiding your emotions

desire - to understand the nature of life

talent - self-knowledge

Deep investigation of mortality the first half of June gives you a sense of impermeability that makes you feel like a freebird during the second half of the month. Gemini Sun in your eighth then ninth house means you are thinking about how to apply your spiritual understanding of the world to practical matters such as money and health. By the end of June, you grok something deep even if you cannot yet put words to it. You have more time on your hands and, having figured out something essential about how the world works, you have special insight into yourself. Others appreciate your wisdom and sense that you are self-assured. All month Neptune in your fifth house in Pisces means that your love-life is flowing in tune with your emotions. When it goes retrograde, you feel receptive, happy, open, and wild. The only thing to watch out for is retrograde Saturn in house two. You may feel that you are losing yourself because of some big, upcoming change. However, this change is for the better, and eventually you will find yourself in a new, beautiful way. 

Scorpio

Oct 23 - Nov 21

Sagittarius

weapon - hot wax

vice - lust

desire - connection

talent - nesting

At times it has been a struggle mediating your desire for adventure with your commitment to those around you. The first half of the month, a Gemini Sun in your seventh house illuminates the way for you to feel liberated wherever you are. There is no need to leave in order to assert your independence. Rather, you are highly amused and making discoveries right underfoot. When the Sun travels into your eighth house in Cancer, love and loyalty surge within you. Be careful not to overcommit. Others see and appreciate your sentimentality and do not need affirmations such as money or other such material displays of affection. With Uranus in Aries all month long, your love life is exciting and spontaneous, but make sure your parter is on the same page. If you are uncoupled, who knows where you might meet someone this month if you are open to it. Taurus and Venus pair up in house six boding good things for your health. Whatever aches and pains you may have been experiencing could dissapate freeing you up for some intense nesting action.

Sagittarius

Nov 22 - Dec 21

Capricorn

weapon - the white-board

vice - over-working

desire - confidence

talent - small-talk

While the first half of this month sends you deeply into your labor, the second half brings you closer to your intimate friends and family. As Sun travels in your sixth house in Gemini, you put aside old worries and insecurities about how others might have seen you. Old wounds no longer concern you, and you are not caught up in gossip. Your focus is primarily on your work, and in that regard, you are creative and thinking on your feet. Through intense focus on your work, you may strengthen relationships with those around you. A romantic relationship could blossom if you are working with your lover on a project, or you could meet someone through a shared project. The second half of the month, Sun in your seventh house in Cancer has you resting and relaxing with those you love. Venus moving into house five at the end of the month gives you a lot of time to come to terms with stubborn wounds from past relationships that may even rekindle or get you into something new. When Neptune goes retrograde midmonth, it is a good time to get out of dodge, at least mentally. What can you do to get out of your own patterns, and get in touch with your emotions in a creative, life-affirming way?

Capricorn

Dec 22 - Jan 19

Aquarius

weapon - the rose

vice - hiding your emotions

desire - equilibrium

talent - getting along with others

Whereas not so long ago you were incredibly focused on your foundation, on supporting yourself and others, and on your material well-being, now the Sun falls into your fifth house in Gemini, and you are ready for some fun. The first half of the month is a good time to set in place some positive habits in a creative and do-able way. You glow in the presence of others and many desire your company, so get out of the house and live out your childhood fantasies. But wait - Venus’s move from house three to house four has you going back again and again to this idea of building your home. The question this month is how to balance all your various needs. The answer could lie with the planet Neptune which is silently guiding you and helping you define your values. At the end of the month when Neptune goes retrograde, you will feel especially creative and in touch with your emotions. You will feel expressive, grounded, and in tune with nature. In terms of love, the passion you were feeling at the beginning of the month will probably level out when Mercury and the Sun leave house five; however, asteroid Ceres may have you feeling a lingering desire for romance.

Aquarius

Jan 20 - Feb 18

Pisces

weapon - miracle fortune telling fish

vice - over-intellectualizng

desire - nonduality

talent - humility

You cannot deny it anymore: you are a family man (or woman). Maybe you always wanted to be independent and admired for your personal achievements and eccentricities - and that is a huge part of who you are - but this month with the Sun moving from your fourth house in Gemini, you are also actualizing yourself in relation to your family. Though at one time it may have been detrimental to over-identify with your family, at this point in your life your family brings you great pleasure and gives you a sense of self-confidence. Later in the month, when Sun moves into Cancer, you finally feel able to merge these essential aspects of your nature. You are eccentric in ways that benefit your family but there is no division between the two. You do not feel divided and there is a seamlessness in how you feel by yourself and with others. At the end of the month, Neptune goes retrograde in your first house, and it is especially powerful for you. You throw yourself into your creative endeavors, and this draws people to you. You are magnetic and receptive, so this would be a great time for collaborative efforts. Romantically, a lot is converging at the end of the month, but Mercury in Cancer could have you going back and forth about what you want. Try not to over-intellectualize, and let your emotions take the lead.

Pisces

February 19 - March 20

Aries

weapon - the convertible car

vice - procrastination

desire - freedom

talent - flirting

A small dose of family or friends at the start of the month has you rethinking your own situation. When Sun comes into your fourth house in Cancer, you wonder whether or not you are headed in the right direction. You wonder if you may have let your focus drift too far away from family and friends who are important to you, and this could bring on feelings of nostalgia. You may start to recognize aspects of yourself that coincide with the actions of people in your family: you are inextricably linked to them even if you do not see them on a daily basis. On top of that, a retrograde Pluto in Capricorn could have you reeling about your responsibilities. You may be feeling like you want to get free of eveything and escape. Additionally, as you eschew certain tasks and formalities, you could start to feel paranoid about your changed behavior. Venus and Uranus are also teaming up, making you come off as strong-willed. However, by mid-month when Jupiter goes out of retrograde, you are finally able to relax a little. With love and romance, the waxing moon has your desire feeling strong, and it may culminate in a happy and unexpected way.

Aries

Mar 21 - Apr 19

Taurus

weapon - the spa

vice - speaking out of turn

desire - relaxation

talent - adaptability

It is a good time to feel proud about your material aquisitions. While some people accumulate thoughtlessly, you actually take pride in your meticulous collection of items and your smart monetary decision making skills. Gemini Sun in your second house for the first part of June means you can enjoy your possessions by yourself and with others. Who you are internally expresses itself freely in the external environment you have created, and this success means a lot to you. Additionally, you have some time to actually get to enjoy what you have made. June part II has you leaving your kingdom, and it is important to communicate skillfully. For the first time in awhile, you may notice how stubbron Taurus influences your speech, and you may adapt more sentimentality when speaking to others. When Mercury moves out of your first house early in the month, you come into even more clarity about who you are and how you want to spend your time. Jupiter going out of retrograde in house six means your lingering desire to assert yourself in your field relaxes, and you have a positive surge in your health. In terms of love, you are open and receptive to the needs of others all month long - awooga!

Taurus

Apr 20 - May 20