by Stefanie Caponi
Welcome to June lovers! The sun spends the first few weeks in chatty Gemini, before diving into emotional Cancer. Make the most of this kinetic energy by communicating your thoughts, needs, desires, and feelings. Gemini is playful, curious, and ready to explore fantasies. Speak up about what turns you on, give direction, and be open to what partners will be sharing with you. We begin the month with a new moon in Gemini on the 3rd. This is a fantastic time to set your intentions for the month around communication themes, consider how your words affect your actions. What stories are you telling about yourself and to yourself? What is the quality of communication in your partnerships? How can you relax and have more fun?
Venus joins the sun in Gemini on the 8th, and will spend the rest of the month in social butterfly mode. Expect packed calendars, because we’re all saying yes to every invitation. Get out and have fun, try to remain mindful– don’t get caught up in gossip, or harsh criticism– as Mars is in sensitive Cancer all month, and the clap-back is real. Avoiding confrontation or hurt feelings isn’t Gemini’s strong suit, do your best not to take it personal. Push yourself out of your comfort zone on the 17th, when a full moon occurs in Gemini’s opposite sign of Sagittarius. This burst of fire energy can be great for igniting passions and exploring personal boundaries.
What have you been secretly fantasizing about? Role play and adventures outside of the bedroom could be just the thing to channel the frisky full moon energy, before the sun moves into moody Cancer on the 21st. Cancer season may sound like a damper, but the restorative waters will help cool us down before we are engulfed by summer’s sexy heat.
Gemini & Gemini Rising (May 21-June 20)
Happy solar return Gemini! It’s your season, and it promises to be packed with enough drama and excitement to keep your mind and your body electrified. With the sun and Venus in your first house, you are the center of attention and loving it. Dedicate this month to having as much fun as possible by indulging in your favorite activities. Go ahead: be bossy, especially in the bedroom. Tell your partners exactly how you like to be pleased; they can’t get enough of you when you take charge and give orders. Sex is playful, and when you use your imagination to create elaborate fantasy-scapes, you are actually creating stronger bonds of intimacy. This energy is especially potent mid month during the full moon in your opposite sign of Sagittarius, on the 17th. Full moons unleash our inner desires and amp up libidos… so, get wild! You’ll have plenty of time to rest after the 21st, when the sun moves into Cancer.
Cancer & Cancer Rising (June 21-July 22)
Should you stay, or should you go, Cancer? You may feel conflicted this month, with the social Gemini sun lighting up your very private 12th house. Take as much time as you need to sit with your feelings before making any rash decisions. In fact, use the Gemini new moon energy to get in touch with your communication needs, connecting your feelings with your words will help you speak up and let your partner(s) know what you are craving. Invite your lovers into your world without the noise and chatter of social media or other people’s opinions. Plan a sexy evening, even if you are solo, and give your body some love. Romance yourself in ways that make you feel nurtured. Embrace whatever feelings come up for you, they will help direct you towards your true desires. This introspective time is necessary before the sun moves into your sign on the 22nd, and your full energy returns.
Leo & Leo Rising (July 23-August 22)
I hope you got enough sleep last month, Leo! With the sun and Venus in your social 11th house all month, you’ll be burning your candle at both ends. If you spent last month working overtime, give yourself a break and play. All the Gemini energy has you more flirtatious than usual. Expect your phone and inbox to be flooded with invitations and messages, as everyone wants your attention. You love to be in the middle of the action, in fact, it fuels your energy to make sure there is enough of you to go around. Get your crew together for outside the box outings, burlesque shows are a great place to feel sexy and dramatic, while indulging in a little voyeurism. Bring the party back home and break out the costumes, toys, and blindfolds you have tucked away.
Virgo & Virgo Rising (August 23-September 22)
This is a big month for you, Virgo! The sun and Venus spend most of June in your public 10th house. This has a lot to do with your career, but it encompasses all of your efforts out in the world. Not only will you be seen, you will have incredible opportunities to communicate your ideas to a wider audience. You’re feeling extra confident right now. This could also be a great time to tell someone how you feel about them. Use your impressive verbal skills by talking dirty; taking charge turns everyone on, so don’t be shy. Follow up with a hands on demo of exactly what you’re talking about. Venus in Gemini loves duality and role play. Let your fantasies take center stage– especially during the full moon in fiery Sagittarius on the 17th. Seize each moment this month, it’s your time to shine.
Libra & Libra Rising (September 23-October 22)
The last couple months have been intense for you, Libra. Intimacy and partnerships have been your primary focus, teaching you how to balance your own wants with that of others. This month, the sun and Venus light up your 9th house of travel, and you could use a break. Perhaps it’s time for a sexy getaway. Gemini is a playful energy, and something lighthearted and flirty is exactly what you need. If you can’t go anywhere, have a sexy stay-cation. Think bubble baths and steamy showers, followed by massages that lead to unapologetic hotel-worthy sex. If anyone can create a vibe, it’s you Libra. There is a full moon on the 17th in freedom loving Sagittarius; explore your options without people pleasing. It’s your turn to be on the receiving end of pleasure.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising (October 23-November 21)
You are in your element this month, Scorpio. The sun and Venus are posted up in your 8th house of intimacy and all things taboo. Unleashing your desires will have lovers lined up to play whichever position you have in mind, take turns with role play and plenty of props. Gemini season may espouse a light and airy energy, but don’t be fooled... the sign of the twins love to experiment. You may find yourself surprised by what comes out of your mouth this month, as the sun is bringing up things that may have been previously hidden. Trust that speaking up and sharing is healthy, and will bring needed transformation in your relationships. Try not to overthink or read too deeply into these conversations, allow yourself space to process and reflect. Make the most of this month by tapping into your ability to access deep intimacy with yourself, and those you care about in ways that honor your needs.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising (November 22-December 21)
Sag, the sun is in your polar opposite sign of Gemini for most of the month. This brings out qualities you both share, that are expressed in different ways. With the sun and Venus in your 7th house of partnerships, the theme this month is relationships and balance. Your schedule is jam packed with events and parties, finding balance between your friends and intimate partners may feel frustrating. Everyone wants your attention; you just want to have a good time. Invest in partners who can keep up with your enthusiastic and adventurous pace, especially in the bedroom. There is a full moon in your sign on the 17th, bringing out the sexiest side of your fiery personality, making you more daring than usual. Allow yourself to be swept up in the moment, whether it’s sex in a public place or strip poker, you always bring a surprise element of danger to your intimate connections.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising (December 22-January 20)
Have some fun this month, Capricorn! The Gemini sun and Venus are breezing through your 6th house of health and daily routine. Your schedule needs this breath of fresh air to clear out the pressure you’ve been putting on yourself. Less is more this month: less commitments, less stress, less clothing. Clear your schedule and make some time for more orgasms. You have a wicked sense of humor, why not bring that into the bedroom? Gemini is a curious energy that loves to play and explore. Let your partner boss you around for a change. Get kinky and take turns being dominate and submissive, you’ll learn much about each others needs and desires. Plus, vulnerability in sex leads to a greater sense of intimacy, both in the relationship with our partner, as well our relationship to ourself.
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising (January 21-February 18)
This month you are extra curious and flirtatious, Aquarius. This is a welcome break from the intense energy of the past few months. The Gemini sun and Venus spend most of the month in your romantic, creative 5th house. This brings a renewed enthusiasm to your partnerships. You’ll be inspired to bring that creativity into dating and sex. You’re very turned on when your mind is stimulated, and you have a love for that which falls outside the ordinary experience.
Explore the buildup to the actual event by sending explicit text messages telling your partner in great detail exactly what you want to do with them later. Enjoy co-creating the fantasy, the mind is your playground for experimentation and storytelling. Consider putting down your vibrator, and picking up a pen to write some of your own erotica. Bonus points for reading out loud to your lover(s).
Pisces & Pisces Rising (February 19-March 20)
This month you may find yourself sticking close to home, Pisces. The playful Gemini sun and Venus are cozied up in your private 4th house of home and family. You may find yourself inspired to redecorate your space. Make a spring playlist, get some new art up on the walls, and definitely change up your bedding. It’s ok to skip the parties and stay in bed, you’ll be spending plenty of time between the sheets this month. Make your bedroom into a sexy hideaway you and your lovers can escape to, with plenty of oils and candles. Romance can feel more emotional this month, while Mars is in sensitive Cancer. Stick with those that feel like family and you can be yourself around. You’ll be ready to go out and socialize around the full moon, in fiery Sagittarius, on the 17th.
Aries & Aries Rising (March 21-April 19)
Speaking your mind is never an issue for you, Aries. This month has the sun and Venus in chatty Gemini in your 3rd house of communications, and conversation is flowing. Skip the flirtation and get right to the dirty talk. Mental stimulation is what turns Venus on, while in Gemini. You’ll be eager to dive deep into fantasies and fetishes. No topic is off limits; in fact, the more intense the better. The path to intimacy, for you, is through action. Worthy lovers understand this about you, and rise to the occasion. Your energy is high this month, and you need a lot of physical activity to balance out the speed in which your mind may be racing. Use the momentum to your advantage. You’re a powerhouse of pleasure, use your endurance to accomplish anything you set your kinky mind to.
Taurus & Taurus Rising (April 20-May 20)
Your ability to express yourself, especially to loved ones is at its peak this month. Go ahead and share your feelings, it’s ok to be excited. You’ve been experiencing many changes this year, and you’re beginning to see the wonderful results of your willingness to be uncomfortable. The sun and Venus in Gemini, are lighting up your 2nd house of value and self worth. This is great for self esteem and finances. Celebrate by putting orgasms at the top of your to do list. Throw the day away– or maybe just part of the day– and surrender to pleasure, solo or with a partner. Treat yourself to a new toy, put on a sexy playlist and shut off your phone. You do your best work when you fill your cup first. Take as much time as you like to indulge in what grounds you into your sensuality, allowing the action to come to you.
Stefanie Caponi is a Brooklyn based astrologer and creator of The Moon Void Tarot deck. Follow Stefanie on Instagram @stefaniecaponi for more astrology and tarot insights.