Dear Readers, As Summer is upon us, we embrace the warmth of the Sun, as earth begins to unfold and blossom. Astrologically this can be a busy month, as retrogrades may cause to take a break and to think twice before jumping in with haste. It’s a great month to entertain, have fun and enjoy the planetary influences around us.


A Sagittarius Full Moon connects emotion with your inner philosophy of life. It can be a sort of intellectual exercise, powered by the fire of the Sagittarius influence. It can be the unfurling of the consciousness, an awakening so to speak. The days leading up to the Full Moon focus on your aspirations, see yourself more optimistic and allow your visions to guide you.

*That old adage about change your thinking, change your life can be put to the test now.

*There’s a restless social atmosphere, with a lot of buzz for exchange.

*We might be overwhelmed with ideas and information, but the point is to focus attention on long-term goals and higher principles rather than getting lost in a flood of trivial data and details. The Full Moon inspires a sense of freedom, expanding horizons to enrich our lives with meaning, discovery and creativity

Cancers are affected greatly by the Full Moon because it is the ruling planet. However those born under Pisces, Virgo, Sagittarius and Gemini are influenced as well.


I know that you believe you
understand what you think I said,
but I’m not sure you realize that
what you heard is not what I meant.
- Robert McCloskey

When Mercury goes retrograde, it appears to go backwards in the sky. Physically speaking, this is an optical illusion because we’re observing it from Earth’s perspective, but astrologically it is very significant. Any retrograde planet’s energy becomes much more internalized, more intense and harder to express outwardly in a way that is direct and clear.

Since Mercury is the planet of communication and mental thought, you can see how it could feel like somebody stole your brain! Just when you thought you had things figured out, along comes Mercury retrograde to spin your head around and make you feel a little nuts. Mercury is probably the most notorious of all the planets that go retrograde. .

Mercury in Gemini expresses itself through various modes of communication, so when retrograde turning direct on June 11, thoughts of confusion cease as you begin to look at situations from a completely ration perspective. Those born under Gemini and Virgo most affected.


As Mars, the planet of action travels through the fun, social, engaging sign of Gemini all is well with the world as we see ourselves enjoying life from different perspectives. In addition, it’s conjunction to transiting Mercury allows us to see ourselves intellectually more aggressive and more competitive. The keys words are energetic, determined and more self expression through our words. Those born under, Gemini and Virgo and Aries ( ruling planet) are most affected. However wherever it is taking place in your chart is where it is affected. Also, the opposition of Saturn in Sag can be influential as it intensifies the outcome of our reactions.


Saturn retrograding back into Scorpio allows to face our consequences, specifically in areas of money,personal resources and partnerships. It’s a form of unearthing, so to speak in every aspect of our lives. A period in which we rehash, to reexamine patterns from our past, as well as present. Endurance and rethinking are the key points of this retrograde. Those born under Taurus, Leo, Aquarius and Scorpio, and Capricorn ( since it is your ruling sign). However where every the retrograde is taking place in your chart is where the influence is expressed.


The Gemini New Moon on June 15 creates a platform for fresh ideas, inspired activity, and reconnecting with old acquaintances as well as connecting with new ones. A New Moon in Gemini entices us to socialize, network and have some serious fun. Ideas, vision and passion are the keywords. This is a time to become a powerful creator through thoughts, words and behavior.

A New Moon also brings us the gift of refining our perceptions. With Neptune the planet of illusions being a key player, we are reminded to see people and situations as they are and cut through the mirage of illusions. There is definite delusion in the air, so keen in to what is actually true. Remember actions speak louder than words, so go by actions and not by talk.Also, it is time to plant our seeds in support of communication, information, writing, travel, and learning. Gemini is the sign of curiosity as well as duality. A New Moon will set the tone for the next two weeks and this one will have a strong theme of movement/activity to it. Those born under Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces and Virgo are aspected heavily.


Cancer is a Water Sign, therefore emotions run very deep. They are very connected to their home, sensitive, emotional, dedicated yet fixed by nature.. Most Cancer-born value their home, loved ones and comforts more than anything else. To most Cancer-born, the most noble goal lies in sheltering and providing every comfort to their loved ones. Soothing and caring Cancers are also quick in offering help to others. On their part, they try and avoid/ duck conflicts, as much as possible. This very trait makes them quiet and controlled about their own feelings. The Crab will quickly withdraw and retreat to the safety of its shell than confront and come clean – whenever faced with a conflict or dilemma. Nonetheless, persistent determination is one of the greatest strengths of the strong Cancer-born.

Astrologically as the Sun moves into Cancer on June 21, it’s semi-sexitile to transiting Jupiter is positive in that it creates a happy focus. More importantly money matters can be enhanced by this transit. However the opposition of transiting Pluto continues to create hurdles as with those born under Libra’s, and Aries.


ARIES – ( March 20- April 19)- We begin the month as Mercury the planet of communication retrogrades in its home-sign of Gemini. Specifically speaking , as it aspects our third house of communication we find ourselves in a dither with regard to words, as well as delivery. Therefore pay caution to wind and be careful with your words. In addition to all of this Saturn the planet of stability moving into retrograde in the sign of Scorpio challenges are personal resources, as well as financial matters. It’s important to stay clear of unnecessary expenses, specifically with regard to making large purchases. On the flip side, as the sun in Cancer transits your fourth house of home on June 21, 2015 you may discover yourself more in tuned to your foundation as you begin to seek refuge from the outside world. Your home becomes your sanctuary cities speak.

TAURUS – ( April 20- May 20)- Mercury in retrograde in your second house of monies until June 11, 2015 challenges you where it hurts the most, your money and personal possessions. Take this time to create a better plan for yourself, get in gear with doing what you do best. In addition to all of this Saturn’s retrograde in the sign of Scorpio opposite your own sign may trigger relationship issues both business and personal related. Specifically speaking it’s all about unearthing matters that need your immediate attention. Aside from all of this,your work/career shows promise.

GEMINI ( May 21- June 20)- as Mercury retrograde’s in your own sign/ruling sign you find yourself spinning around in your own head trying to make rhyme or reason out of what is taking place around you. In addition to all of this you find yourself more aware of financial and personal resources. A good cycle to create some balance with regard to your foundation and those around you. Also a clear cycle for travel after June 11, 2015 as the new moon on June 15 shines brightly creating more clarity.

CANCER -( June 21 – July 20)- as always security, family are your mantras. Your desire is always to seek out and create a sanctuary for yourself and your family. This specific month with Saturn turning retrograde in your area of health and responsibilities you find yourself more in tuned to taking better care of yourself. In addition to this Mercury’s retrograde until June 11, 2015 may be rehashing issues from the past. It’s better to deal with these matters than to shut them out. The new moon on June 15, 2015 allows your thought process to be in a better place.

LEO -( July 22 – Aug 22)- as Jupiter continues to transit in your own sign you find yourself more in control, and more so illuminated as it brings luck and transformation your way. In addition to this Mercury is retrograde until June 11, 2015 in your area of friendships may cause you to feel unsettled in groups whether with coworkers or personal alliances. Realize that this is the time that you refrain from any negativity that may come your way.

VIRGO – ( Aug 23- Sept 22)- You may find yourself in a dither this month as Sun & Mars in Gemini, along with Mercury in retrograde hovering over the zenith part of your chart, may trigger anxiety as well as unexpected hurdles in the work place. Be aware though your enthusiasm is at its peak, you may still need to pay caution when taking on new ventures of any kind. If anything, wait until June 21 when the Sun moves into Cancer to introduce any new changes.

LIBRA – ( Sept 23- Oct 22) – As with most Libra’s balance and synchronicity is the key. You desire to maintain a sense of balance is by far one of the most important aspects of your personality. At this time with Mercury in retrograde, along with the sun in Gemini moving into cancer on June 21 you find yourself more involved with work projects that have been left on the back burner. Your desire at this time is to create less work by be more proactive as well as more productive. Relationship wise, partnerships are in a good place both business and work related. However it is up to you as always to maintain that sense of balance that you so crave.

SCORPIO – ( Oct 23- Nov 21)- as with most Scorpios money related matters seem to be high in your list. Your desire to always save, to secure yourself financially is key. As Mercury the planet of communication as well as the transiting sun go through your area of monies you may find yourself questioning yourself financially as well as professionally. However this is based on your perception not necessarily a reality. Saturn moving into your own sign sitting right on your natal Sun will add weight to your already intense self. However it may be just what you need to get you through the next few months.

SAGITTARIUS – ( Nov 22- Dec 20)- as with most Sagittarius people you’re Pollyanna outlook on life is is what gets you through the day. Your sense of optimism, your need to please, as well as your keen desire to always put others first. Yet you have this fiery, independent, rebellious, I don’t take any prisoners side that seems to be a strong part of your already strong personality. During this time was so much activity taking place in your area partnerships you find yourself trying to negotiate with those that you are connected to. Sometimes communication just doesn’t do it, actions speak louder than words.

CAPRICORN -( Dec 21- Jan 19) -you have neglected yourself for so long this is a good time for you to focus on your health, and fitness. It’s time for that yourself first. The transiting planets in Gemini along with Mercury aspect in your area of health allow you to become more proactive as well as diligent. However it’s important to realize that with Mercury in retrograde you may find yourself vacillating back and forth as to just how committed you really are. In addition to this work matters seem positive and are on an upswing.

AQUARIUS – ( Jan 20- Feb 18)- as with most Aquarius people they tend to see themselves more detached, and less personal yet always willing to help those in need. As the planetary influences occupy your area of communication you need to be careful with not only what you say but how you say it. Delivery does count. In addition to all of this this is a great month to mingle, entertain or just reach out to those that have been on your mind for a long time. Also work matters can be a little stressful between June through September, but all in all it will all work out in the end.

PISCES ( Feb 19 – March 19 ) – as with most Pisces people you sort of live in a dream state, you’re very sensitive, caring and totally have everyone else’s best interests at heart. In addition to all of this your compassionate, extremely creative and work from the inside out. During this time your desire may be to focus on home in your inner sanctuary as your foundation becomes more important than ever. Introspection is the key here. In addition to all of this you may be starting to set better boundaries with those around you.

Janet Amid is a columnist that writes for Sylvania Advantage, and can be seen on Alternate Wednesday’s on Channel 11 and Channel 36, and can be heard on 92.5 KISS FM Monday Mornings between 8:15 and 8:45 AM. She can reached at 419-882-5510 or by e-mail at Check out our web site at