The Sun brings warmth and focus to your 6th house this month bringing your attention to order and organization.
Streamlining your schedule and improving time management are great areas of focus at this time. Working smarter instead of working harder will carry better outcomes now and strategizing ways to do this can be very fruitful at this time.
Notable occurrences at the office could come up and for both those who are self-employed and those in an office or other employed setting. Issues and opportunities from the past will take more focus and anything new that comes in is likely to be shorter-term, a segway to something else, or something new that needs ideas or something else from the past to work with.
Clearing clutter and bringing coherence to your outer and inner realms will be time well-supported at this time. Something fun you can do is play my “Ten Things” game. I created this to help me clear clutter. Every day for a certain amount of time I committed to in advance (1 week, 1 month, etc.) I would make the agreement with myself that I would just have to deal with 10 things that were sitting around out of place. What I found (as you may find) that once I got started (which seems to be the hardest part), I would go well past dealing with only 10 things as momentum was built from the minimum commitment. This is a great exercise when you feel unmotivated, overwhelmed, or are crazy busy 🙂
Speaking of ‘exercise’, the Sun is accentuating your house of exercise and other health regimens this month, too (also 6th house affairs). It is a great time to experiment with (but not too heavily commit to) new exercise regimens, diets, practitioners, treatments, routines, etc but do remember that as Mars moves closer to retrograde and in the months it will be in retrograde, you may lose steam/momentum. This means that shorter term commitments or ones with flexibility may be better at this time. There are some people that will actually feel and be more productive and motivated during this time but they will be in the minority. Follow your personal flow 🙂 Small steps and small commitments may work better at this time.
Mars will be retrograde from June 26, 2018 ~ August 27, 2018. The pre-transit shadow period starts May 11 and the post-retrograde shadow transit runs through October 10, 2018.
Mercury retrograde can also ‘call things into question’. Things previously set or agreed to may be tested at this time.
Mercury will be retrograde from July 25, 2018 through August 19, 2018. You can see more about how to navigate this transit in my video on the topic.
To see an extensive list of things I love for May through Mid-December 2018 when the personal planet retrogrades dominate see my blog, Maximizing Personal Planet Retrogrades.
One important note about this month is that the deepening Mars retrograde energies do not well support picking a fight or waging a war in any way. Many fights/legal instigations, etc. instigated now do not often have as much support for the initiator. There are always exceptions to this tendency so follow your flow/intuition in these situations.
New health issues or ones from the past may resurface now or become more obvious to give attention to. You may make some important health discoveries or find solutions at any time this month. Some of those discoveries may turn out to be inaccurate or disproving something you thought you figured out from the past but could still be necessary part of the journey.
The 6th house also rules pets and some other animals so you might find yourself focused in that area of life. A pet may need some attention at this time or you may have more time or interest in focusing attention to your furry or feathered ones. Excitement, momentum, and commitment tend to wane with this transit so make sure you don’t take on more than you can manage for the long term as it relates to animal-related ventures.
We have two eclipses in July and one in August. Check out my June Horoscope for info about how the July 12th eclipse could effect your sign, my July Youtube Horoscopes to see how the July 27th eclipse could effect your sign, and my August Horoscopes to see how the August 11th eclipse may effect you.
If your birthday is late in the sign (or if you are reading for your rising sign and have a late degree) this report will start to be relevant for you towards the end of the month, for earlier in the month you many find that the Pisces Horoscope is more relevant for you.
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