Horoscope: June 8, 2018

IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY

Being ruled by the ideas planet Mercury, you’ve a gift for entertaining others with intriguing concepts for the here and now and thrilling, if somewhat wild, ideas about the future. These come naturally to you, and so others often regard them as plans or, sometimes, promises. It’s time to pause, review what you’ve said and, even more, discuss others’ expectations, editing out ideas you regard as sheer fun, if not fantasy. It needn’t be serious but it’s vital, if not urgent.

Aries March 20 – April 19

In mid May your ruler Mars moved to accent close alliances, from family and loved ones to close friends and colleagues. This especially focuses on joint decisions, in which they’re in charge. Tempting as it is to try to influence the way they go, back off. These are up to them, and them alone.

Taurus April 20 – May 20

As a Taurus, you’ve an instinctive understanding that pivotal decisions require time and considerable thought. Yet certain matters involving your way of living or working are increasingly pressing, and you’d like to see them settled. They will be, but after your ruler Venus moves to accent those matters, next week, on the 13th.

Gemini May 21 – June 20

After such a long period of uncertainty, having plans settled is a relief. Still, this isn’t the end of it. Worrying as this is now, ensure arrangements are flexible. That way, you’ll be able to accommodate the sudden changes triggered by next Wednesday’s Gemini New Moon, and the resulting shift in plans.

Cancer June 21 – July 21

There’s no wrong way to extricate yourself from an increasingly costly alliance. This may be personal or part of your professional life. Whatever the case, you must continually justify it to others. That’s because it just won’t work. Say a firm farewell to it. You’ll be amazed what happens next.

Leo July 22 – August 22

If your instincts are telling you that you’ve been unable to overcome certain problems because you’re short of facts, that’s true. What’s more, the information you need is proving elusive. Instead of persisting in your search, busy yourself elsewhere. Getting away from it all will give you a useful fresh perspective.

Virgo August 23 – September 22

While you’re by no means in the frame of mind to conduct a serious rethink of certain once-stable elements of your life, it’s increasingly clear you’ll have no choice. Tempting as it is to focus on ways to shore up existing arrangements, this would only complicate matters. For now, explore your options.

Libra September 23 – October 22

Organising plans, then getting the agreement of others, is enough of a challenge. So, obviously, you’re unenthusiastic about the idea of a tentative plan, one that will be reviewed as events proceed. Still, it’s by far the best option, especially when the changes promised by the coming weeks’ planetary activity arise.

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

The decision to keep certain potentially tricky issues to yourself is understandable. Revealing these would be unsettling to others and lead to distracting concerns. The trick is to ensure the individuals in question are informed, but at the same time say no more than is absolutely necessary. The rest can come later.

Sagittarius November 22 – December 20

Be wary of the promises you make, especially those that involve money, personally or in business matters. While things may seem stable now, June’s twists and turns could usher in a major rethink, so extensive that by the month’s close, your situation and those of others could have changed dramatically.

Capricorn December 21 – January 19

For several days you’ve been uneasy about certain matters. While things once seemed straightforward, between sudden developments and the constantly changing plans of others, you see a disaster in the making. While this isn’t the way you’d approach this, back off. The individuals in question know what they’re doing.

Aquarius January 20 – February 17

Sometimes a difficult situation is best handled by expecting the worst. While it may look like that’s what you’ll be facing, judging by the influence of the New Moon, in a few days’ time, events as welcome as they are unexpected could turn things around, although how is unclear.

Pisces February 18 – March 19

There’s no wrong way to be kind to others, although at the moment, it would seem that’s not the case. It seems you’re being criticised for thoughtful words and efforts, all aimed at relieving somebody’s struggles, at least for a little while. They are grateful, but are so grumpy they can’t express it.