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Astrology Hub's Weekly Horoscope with Christopher Renstrom
Dear Astrology Lover,
Horoscope forecasts used to be about good days, bad days, and when to fall in love. Nowadays people are more knowledgeable about the Stars. They want to know about eclipses, retrogrades, and how long will Saturn be spoiling all the fun. The aim of this weekly horoscope column is to provide a cosmic forecast, timely insight and guidance. Astrology's job has always been to tell you about the “clear skies” and the “stormfronts”; times when the energy supports you moving forward and times when it's best to retreat. But my intent isn't to leave you hanging when things get tough! I’m here to provide awareness and foresight... so you can ultimately CHOOSE how you would like to respond to the energies.
It is my hope that you find the advice helpful and if you’re in a challenging time, that it serves to remind you that this is what the heavens look like right now and whatever's difficult will eventually pass. Astrology was never about some fixed Fate or preordained Destiny. It was always meant to be a calendar aimed at telling you not what to do, but the best time to do it.
I WANT TO BELIEVE (June 21-27)
Hopes and wishes dissolve before your eyes when Neptune turns retrograde on June 25th. It's disappointing to say the least, but like all retrogrades, this is the Stars’ way of testing you to see if you are truly committed to the path you're on. The dreams you have when you're asleep aren't the same as the dreams you have for your future. Nighttime dreams are often a jumble – they require interpretation to make any sense of them. The dreams you have for your future are Neptune dreams. They inspire you to make something of yourself, to give that vision of yours your best shot. If this week's disillusionment is all it takes to quash your spirits then maybe your vision wasn’t that strong to begin with. It probably was just wishful thinking after all. However if this setback inspires you to brainstorm, to test-drive different approaches to bridging the gap between the way you see things in your mind's eye and reality - then Neptune’s retrograde is doing its job. Visualization is the first step to realization as you will discover in November.
You hate to admit defeat, but is that so bad if what you signed up for was a lost cause? There's a chivalrous side to Aries that rarely gets talked about. Everyone knows that you will rush to someone's rescue, but what isn't as well known is your stoic adherence to a pledge – even if the person you pledged your allegiance to isn't worth it. This person would never release you from your promise any more than you would renege which is why the Venus/Pluto opposition on June 23rd is fortuitous. It severs a commitment that should never have been made in the first place.
You'll want to keep your friends close and your enemies closer this week when Ruling Planet Venus forms an opposition to Pluto. This introduces a dilemma that will test everyone's mettle. You won't know who to trust at first and to make matters worse – the people you trust won't know who to trust either. Yet what you will get as a result of this will be a clear sense of who's in your corner and who isn't. This will allow you to separate the fair weather friends from the true blue ones and perhaps even see an old rival in a new and favorable light.
You're right on the brink of nixing a project or pulling out of an endeavor when Mercury comes out of retrograde on June 22nd. It's not the miracle save you were looking for but it's close. Evidently a backer, supporter, or contractor thought better of their previous assessment and now wants to move ahead with what was initially planned. You're happy with the decision but still a bit aggravated about having been put through what you were put through. It may feel ballsy asking for some kind of price break or discount, but phrase it right and it's yours when Venus enters Leo next week.
The best way to think of Neptune turning retrograde on June 25th is to imagine a wave pulling back into itself after having broken thunderously on the shore. It may feel like you're retreating from all the advances you made in recent weeks, but you're actually gathering strength and force for an extraordinary push forward in the autumn. The fall of 2021 is when you will be in your element and unstoppable so don't be thrown by the evaporation of opportunities. They were only bubbling foam. This is Neptune's way of wiping the slate clean so that you can begin afresh and with renewed gusto.
If you're thinking of purchasing property or sinking money into a fixer-upper then now's the time. You can't do better than a Sun/Jupiter trine on June 23rd. Admittedly Jupiter is currently retrograde, but that's the point. Retrogrades are famous for dialing down a planet's energy which makes them perfect for planting seeds. Yes, it will take a while for those seeds to sprout, but that's why we're talking about an investment and not an immediate result. Look for signs of life or a modest return just before Jupiter comes out of retrograde on October 15th. It will be cosmic confirmation you made the right decision.
Don't worry if there's a last minute delay or unexpected postponement on June 22nd. It's just circumstances reflecting what's happening in the sky. Mercury out of retrograde is often seen as a time when it's safe to go back into the water, but Neptune reversing direction on June 25th infers that things aren't as secure as they should be. A lot of promises have been made and you don't see how they're going to be made good on given what's happening now. It's a drag to have to cool your heels but you'll be glad you did when you see what materializes in mid-July.
Venus rules over the power of attraction in Astrology and now that she's crossing over your solar midheaven you can expect to draw a lot of attention. Unfortunately Venus's opposition to Pluto on June 23rd also means that you'll be drawing some ire as well. It could be jealousy, possessiveness, or sour grapes. Venus rules mirrors and everything is seen through a glass darkly when Pluto is involved. The best way to get through this treacherous time is to avoid mind games and emotional manipulation. Be straightforward in everything that you say and do and you will have no worries. Skies clear after July 8th.
Deals with the devil are nothing new. People make them all the time and the one you made weeks ago seemed pretty straightforward as far as necessary evils were concerned. However the Venus/Pluto opposition on June 23rd shows a certain colleague, client, or employer calling in favors that are very different from what you had in mind. Thankfully you were born under a zodiac sign that's as shrewd as it is resourceful. Expect things to get down to the wire, but Mercury out of retrograde shows you wriggling free. Next time examine the fine print before signing on for any Faustian bargain. They're getting expensive.
You thought a family situation was behind you, but you're about to discover – like Al Pacino did in Godfather 3 – that just when you thought you were out, they pull you back in. Neptune is already regressive by nature, but it can take on the power of an undertow when it turns retrograde on June 25th and starts traveling backwards in the sky. The rule of thumb when you're caught in a riptide is to stop struggling or you'll sink. Go with the flow (like let things go in one ear and out the other?) and you'll be back on shore safe and sound in December.
When is an ending not an ending? When there's a Full Moon in Capricorn sextiling Jupiter in Pisces on June 24th. We all know that every ending carries the seeds of a fresh start. We see it in flowers when their blooms fade. It's just that you thought you were saying good-bye to something that had done its time only to realize that you will actually be building on this. Maybe you're looking at a sequel, a franchise, or a manufacturing opportunity. Whatever the situation you can expect this to gain momentum in the fall and deliver beyond your wildest dreams in early 2022.
It may feel like you're losing your lead. That now that the time has come for you to show off what you can do you are so overburdened with pressing obligations or distracted by competing demands that what you're producing is less than your best. Don't worry, because even if this were the case (which is unlikely) you will still have a number of chances in the future. What you're engaged in is only the beginning of a long and drawn out process. Relax and wait for Jupiter to reenter Aquarius on July 28th. This is when you'll show people what you're truly capable of.
You said you'd never go back but you may want to rethink that decision. It's hard to tell if you spoke too soon, acted prematurely, or were simply banking on a longshot, but it looks like you're falling short and need something to tide you over. And this is where that old job, ex boss, or client you fired comes in. It isn't easy returning with your tail tucked between your legs but it looks like this person could use a helping hand too. It's not every day when the Universe sets up situations that work to everyone's benefit, but this is one of them.
About Your Astrologer:
Christopher is the creator of Rulingplanets.com, an online astrology site based on his bestselling book, Ruling Planets, which was published by HarperCollins in 2002 and has sold out its print run. He currently writes the daily horoscopes for the San Francisco Chronicle (replacing Jeane Dixon) and SFGate.com. Renstrom also lectures on the history of astrology in America from pre-Revolution to modern times, which is his specialty, and runs Ruling Planet workshops around the country. Christopher is happy to announce that his latest book, The Cosmic Calendar: Using Astrology to Get in Sync with Your Best Life will be published by TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House, in October 2020. You can pre-order now on Amazon.