BRM 2017 June 2017 - Page 22

Summer soul-searching is also in the stars, as dreamy Neptune makes its annual retrograde from June 16 to November 22. Neptune is floating through Pisces and your ninth house of travel, study and philosophical explorations. Vision quest, anyone? You might dive into metaphysical or spiritual teachings or take a class to dabble in a creative pursuit. A summer yoga retreat could be right up your alley—silent Vipassana meditation might be perfect if your head feels extra noisy these days. People from different cultures and backgrounds could be important way-showers, so open up to a global tribe.

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Come out and play, Leo!

The sun is blazing through Gemini and your eleventh house of group action until June 21, bringing friends and social invitations out of the woodwork. After a busy and work-focused May, you have a long list of people to catch up with. Invite a gang of them out for al fresco drinks, playing super-connector and making savvy introductions. Grab a buddy and hit a networking event where you can make the rounds then go for dinner after you’ve strategically schmoozed.

Since the eleventh hour also rules technology, it’s a great time to polish up your social media profiles or increase your followers. Don’t be afraid to be a little edgy or controversial, especially in the name of a cause you believe in. Under these humanitarian solar rays, you could be inspired to speak out for social justice or lend your efforts to a world-bettering cause. On a personal level, your mind is on the future, dreaming up big plans. Stay out of the petty office microdramas and day-to-day banalities and keep your focus on the big picture.

Your social capital spikes even more on June 9, when expansive Jupiter ends a four-month retrograde in Libra and your third house of communication. Long-awaited news arrives, and stalled negotiations could pick up speed. A writing, teaching or multimedia project could also take flight now, perhaps one that faltered since Jupiter began its U-turn on February 6. Your sign isn’t exactly known for mincing words, but if you’ve retreated into your Lion’s den, effusive Jupiter brings you back out onto the savannah, eager to issue a mighty roar and make your presence known!

And oh, the sound barriers that you'll shatter! That same day, the year's only Sagittarius full moon activates your fifth house of passion and self-expression. Talk about a cosmic coming-out party! A budding romance could reach full-tilt consummation and a pregnancy is possible for some Leos. You could also "birth" a creative tour de force, possibly one you've been working on for the past six months. Fame could find you, as the spotlight is shining decidedly in your direction. With the full moon AND Jupiter both at play, there will be no holding you back. An eager audience awaits!

Jupiter is only in Libra from September 9, 2016, until October 10, 2017, a 13-month cycle that only comes around every 12 years. It’s an excellent time to make new friendships that are based on a common philosophical bond as well as witty banter. Since Jupiter is the global ambassador, cross-cultural connections and long-distance collaborations are especially favored. Cast a wide net with your message. Thinking of relocating? Book short trips to explore new cities before you buy (or rent). Explore a different district in your town, perhaps swapping the buzzy bohemian cafe society for a quieter condo on the outskirts—or vice-versa.