Horoscope for June 17-23

A fairly uneasy week lies ahead as pairs of planetary couples stand in opposition to each other. Let’s first discover the pairs and what they may bring to the conversation.

Huddling in together in Cancer, we find Mercury and Mars. Cancer is a cardinal water sign and is known for nurturing, pioneering, and represents the maternal quality in us. Mars is a bit out of sorts in this sign, largely due to the fiery nature of aggressive Mars. Mercury most likely spends its time in Cancer as a negotiator over family and domestic affairs, bringing the discussion to a level of certainty.

Together they could deliver a rather inflammatory conversation regarding home and family topics. At the same, time this planetary pair stands in opposition to the long-term pairing of Saturn and Pluto, both currently in retrograde and in Capricorn, a cardinal earth sign. Cardinal signs are all about initiation, so we have to take that into consideration when we look at these pairings.

Saturn and Pluto together are reshaping all of our lives in some capacity. Saturn is about responsibility and righting a wrong. Pluto is all about deconstruction and reconstruction. Taken together, this current alignment of these four planets might bring up a domestic topic that requires a serious discussion about which direction to take. Diplomacy and calm nerves will be best approach for this.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Expect to be fully engaged in some familial event this week. Mercury and Mars are banding together in your family and the conversations may be aggressive and animated. You might receive significant news about a job opportunity at the same time. Confusion is likely so proceed with caution, especially if offers appear to be too good to be true.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Conversations that involve your siblings or a legal topic may surface this week. Decisions that you make impulsively or without forethought could come back to haunt you down the road. You may find that your best advice is to proceed slowly since there may be a powerful degree of confusion in the air.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21): You may be feeling quite sparkly this week as Venus visits Gemini and stands in opposition to Jupiter in Sagittarius. This warm and celebratory vibe is great for events and interchange with others. Be aware of a possible discussion surrounding your finances especially if the talk is about your job or a large organization such as a bank.

CANCER (June 22-July 22): By week’s end the Sun steps into Cancer and the world shines on you. You may be the center of attention late in the week. Mercury and Mars are also in Cancer so you will have an added boost of energy and involvement with others. Big lasting changes are on the horizon especially with your significant partner.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may be on the brink of a rather frenetic transition this week. You could be wrapping up a long-term project with a burst of enthusiasm. Mercury and Mars are both in your transition sector and you could be quite vocal about the outcome and consequences. Be mindful of your health as long-term changes could significantly benefit you.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): The week ahead holds great promise for collaborative efforts. This may be most particularly the case with creative projects or events that involve children. Conversations with your significant partner may be a bit confusing though so prepare to dig a little deeper for meaning with those closest to you. Be aware of topics that appear to be too good.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your primary occupation may be the source of animated conversations. Perhaps you are assigned a new role that significantly changes your lifestyle. Changes made under this influence may alter your relationship with your home and family. Travel or relocation may be at the root of the shift so consider your long-range options.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov 21): This week may present you with some positive financial news. Venus opposes Jupiter in your money sector, so incoming and outgoing exchanges may inspire you. Travel may present you with rather animated conversations that could include a sibling and details surrounding them. A confusing exchange with a child could alter your plans.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): The power of Jupiter in Sagittarius this week may find you in a buoyant mood. Relations with partners may be soothing and effortless. Decisions regarding home and family may be a bit more confusing so bear that in mind. The challenge may come from financial choices that you are required to make to secure your future.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Be aware of animated conversations with your partner this week. Mercury and Mars are aligned in that part of your life and there could be a touch of tension. You are facing significant life changes that require you to shed old habits and progress toward a more meaningful path. You are standing on the cusp of a new beginning.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You current life path is in the process of being redefined in a significant pattern. Conversations may rise based on the changes you seek. Topics surrounding financial choices may be confusing and should be postponed until you gain more clarity. Health and wellness may be compelling you to research new methods for making your life better.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Business associates and team players may challenge your creative ideas this week. As a result you may be motivated to convince them of your vision and strategy. Expect to spend time explaining your plans. You may be a bit misguided though so be careful not to push too hard until you have more information.

Chris Flisher is a Boxborough-based astrologer, artist and host of “The Turning of The Wheel,” available on iTunes and other podcast outlets. To learn more, email chris@chrisflisher.com or visit http://chrisflisher.com.