June 1 - 12

Mercury, Venus (in Taurus) ~ Stick to the truth

Mercury, the planet of the mind, and Venus, the planet of partnership, come together in Taurus from June 1st to 12th 2024.

This pair are planetary friends, which makes a great transit for harmonious speech and smoothing over difficulties with somebody close to you. You have fixed opinions, not easily swayed, but also enjoy a conciliatory touch which is where you are there for anyone who wants to reach out and talk.

Taurus gives you a steady and practical style, with a focus on security and enjoyment, and it takes a lot to make you change your mind or back out of a deal. You love to flirt and make introductions among friends, but people sense your sincerity and know you mean what you say.

Your speech has a charming and pleasing quality, and you put yourself across well in a group debate or interview. Make sure any real underlying obstacle is properly addressed, however – this is your chance to clear the air in a social or work situation without drama.

You can also sell and negotiate cleverly, and may even include your partner in your business plans as a collaborator, or for a trusted second opinion. Channel your energy into creative writing, along with any craft or handiwork that uses an artistic touch, where you produce excellent work and enjoy the process.

The New Moon on June 6th directly involves Venus in particular, and you are in the mood for a date, party or celebration. Use the power of Mercury-Venus to promote yourself and this is also an opportunity for a creative launch or unveiling.

June 15 - 29

Mercury, Sun conjunction (in Gemini) ~ Take pride in your intelligence

Mercury, the planet of the mind, is in conjunction with the Sun in Gemini from June 15th to 29th 2024.

This transit in Gemini contrasts with these planets’ conjunction in their previous sign, and a strong Mercury now especially gives you a curious and questioning mentality that values knowledge for its own sake. Sun and Mercury together make Budhaditya Yoga, a combination of scholarship and teaching, where you can study, research, and create.

You also have a flair for making new contacts and doing business, where a creative meeting of minds is good from an academic and commercial point of view. In Gemini, you reveal all your mental gifts and versatility, as well as enjoying a certain detachment that sees the world in terms of pure ideas.

You grasp complex ideas and have the gift of making them accessible to others, and can operate as a natural go-between, translator, and negotiator. The Sun shines light on Mercury’s quest for knowledge and gives you added pride in your problem-solving ability – as well as a sharp sense of humour.

Sun and Mercury blend most closely from June 15th to 20th and this period may find you highly strung or under pressure from an authority figure or a strict deadline. It’s as if Mercury is ‘eclipsed’ at this point, and your contribution to a discussion or conversation may be overlooked.

A small problem may also seem bigger than it really is, but talking to a friend helps you get perspective.

June 15 - 29

Mercury, Venus conjunction (in Gemini) ~ Show off your versatility

Mercury, the planet of the mind, and Venus, the planet of partnership, come together in Gemini from June 15th to 29th 2024.

This pair of planetary friends make a great transit for harmonious speech and reaching out to people publicly to promote yourself or a business venture. After their recent conjunction in Taurus, Mercury now in its own sign is the dominant planet, giving you a lively and curious style, with a focus on intelligence and new ideas.

You are a fun-loving and flirtatious ‘butterfly’ in company, and like a wide range of smart and sometimes contradictory people. Don’t spread yourself too thinly, however, and be aware of the complex signals you send out – somebody may be looking for a longer-term or more committed relationship, whereas you simply like to talk and enjoy a laugh.

You come across well in a group debate or interview and also boost your credit by making introductions for friends. You are rational and forgiving, and this is a perfect time to approach somebody and find words for a past misunderstanding in love.

Anyone with a sense of humour is very attractive, and you can easily fall in love with somebody’s mind. Use this time to buy, sell, and negotiate cleverly, and you may even include your partner in your business plans as a collaborator, or for a trusted second opinion.

You can also channel your energy into creative writing, and even keeping a diary gives you thoughts and reflections to look back on. You are smart with any craft or handiwork that uses an artistic touch and produce excellent work and love the process.

June 15 to July 6

Sun, Venus conjunction (in Gemini) ~ Mixing with a colourful crowd

The light-giving Sun and Venus, the planet of relationship, come together in Gemini from June 15th to July 6th, 2024.

This pair are planetary enemies, which affect each other powerfully, and you need to find a middle way between the Sun’s ‘me first’ attitude and Venus’s desire for compromise. In Gemini, you have a friendly, and curious approach to people, and like a wide variety of faces who may not appear to share much in common.

The diverse colour of your crowd reflects different sides of your personality, and you enjoy anything except sameness and predictability. It’s in the nature of this transit to find light-hearted chemistry, even with people you have only just met, and receive romantic signals without even trying.

The Sun and Venus also make you tolerant and forgiving, and you can overcome past problems in your relationship, and reach out to make new contacts. This is also an excellent transit for your artwork, where you express yourself naturally, especially in written, spoken, or media work. Channelling your creative energy comes easily and you identify closely with whatever medium you are working in.

Sun and Venus align most closely in the early part of this transit, from June 15th to 21st, to the point where Venus becomes obscured in the Sun’s bright light. Confidence in your own attractiveness may be shaken slightly, and you try to share and please people so much that your interests suffer.

Be careful not to give too much away in love, but work on building bridges and the New Moon of July 5th is an excellent time for a new romantic start.