June 2012
Free Love Horoscope

Romance gets rocky

The road to romance may still be a little rocky this month, as shadows of the past sometimes darken the way. The main reason is that love planet Venus is still backpedaling in reverse for most of June. This retrograde period doesn't end until June 27, but it will take another few weeks until she's back to normal speed.

Now, this doesn’t mean that we must live in a world made cold by lack of affection; it's just that maintaining a steady course in an ongoing relationship or toward a finding a new one could be a challenge now.

Another factor is the New Moon Lunar Eclipse on June 4, which sometimes stirs up ghosts from the past. Whether it's the re-emergence of old fears, desires or memories of previous partners, there's some unfinished business to be completed before advancing personal interests takes hold. June 4 also is the day of a sexy-but-stressful 90-degree square between alluring Venus and aggressive Mars. Sparks may fly in ways that are both attractive and combative.

Communications become more sensitive when chatty Mercury enters watery Cancer on June 7 It may be harder to separate our minds and emotions, increasing subjectivity, yet this can also increase the capacity to express delicate feelings.

The Sun's shift into Cancer on June 20 puts safety and security in the foreground, which reduces the willingness to take risks in relationships. Nevertheless, stressful solar aspects with disruptive Uranus and Pluto on June 29 spring surprises and heighten intensity by bringing hidden issues to the surface.