BRM 2017 June 2017 - Page 24

Before things get TOO light and air-kissy, complex Neptune will make its annual backspin, turning retrograde in Pisces and your intimate eighth house from June 16 to November 22. Step away from the fluff for some serious soul-searching and emotional processing. As vibrant as your social life is, you’ll crave privacy and downtime. Perhaps you’ll shutter yourself away for an artistic or writing retreat by the beach or develop your intuitive gifts with a spiritual teacher.

If a relationship has drifted into codependent terrain, foggy Neptune’s backspin reminds you where your edges lie. Be careful about sharing your resources—time, money, attention, sex—with people who haven’t fully earned your trust. You’re a generous soul, but not everyone deserves to be the recipient of your magnanimous and heartfelt gestures. Get back in touch with your own center, even if that means pulling back a bit.

Speaking of which, you’ll have a perfect month to go off the grid (metaphorically or not) starting June 21, when the Sun dips into Cancer and your sleepy twelfth house. This is your annual “rest and reset” period. Adopt a low-key approach and keep your schedule light, going to bed early and hanging with people who don’t require you to always be “on.” Use the time to tie up loose ends before your birthday. The June 23 Cancer new moon could bring a spiritual epiphany or an important moment of release. Let bottled-up emotions flow, and adopt a position of radical acceptance rather than trying to change a person or situation. Set yourself free through forgiveness and consciously choosing to spend time with uplifting, high-vibe friends.