by Rachel Taylor Geier
Welcome to June! The sun is out and summer vacay is starting up for everyone. There is a wonderful lightness in the air. Well, that is until mid-month, when Pluto goes retrograde. Pluto influences the way we think and the approach we take to life - the good, the bad, and the ugly. When Pluto goes retrograde, we enter into a time of reevaluation. There is a deepness which, left without an action plan, can turn into heaviness. Record your reflections during this time in a journal. You might have some great insights about how you can change your life for the better in the months ahead. Pluto will nudge you into a different direction. Follow that nudge. Venus and Mars are also coupling again, urging you to make progress on any passion projects. As the song goes, “If it makes you happy, it can’t be that bad!” Keep things light even during periods of heavy reflection this month. You are creating a better world for yourself, even if just in your imagination.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
June 3rd - A Full Moon appears in your 7th house of relationships. It is time to reevaluate some of the more complicated relationships in your life. Do you have a student that does not practice no matter how you try to incentivize their efforts? It may be time to institute mandatory practice cards and have a serious chat about practice expectations. Try to listen to their side of the story. Are they over-committed in other areas? Come up with a reasonable plan moving forward.
June 5th - Venus joins Mars in your 3rd house of communications. This is a great time to write about something you are passionate about. Do you have a flute blog yet? This would be a great time to set one up and write about the works you will be performing at your next recital. Analyze these pieces and discuss the background of the composer. Tell us what inspired you to choose the work and what you hope your audience will take away from your performance.
June 11th - Mercury moves into your 1st house of identity, joining the Sun. Mercury will encourage you to ask for exactly what you want when he moves signs. What are your flute goals this year? Is “buying a new” flute on your agenda? Or would you like to attend a workshop or conference? Start taking the first steps. Schedule meetings to discuss your options with others and what may be possible on your timeline.
June 11th - Pluto goes retrograde in your 8th house of banking and finance. Pluto will ask you to completely rethink your finances. Look carefully at what you are spending each month. Are there easy ways to cut expenses on subscriptions you rarely use? Can you curb your coffee addiction or workout from home rather than pay gym dues? What does your savings and retirement plans look like? Start reframing the way you think about money.
June 18th - A New Moon appears in your 1st house of identity. The New Moon will bring in some wonderful new opportunities for you in your flute life. Sometimes the result of asking for exactly what you want is that you get it! Take any job interviews or auditions around this time. Make a case for yourself - Why are you the best flutist for this job? Let the Universe work its magic.
June 21st - The Sun moves into your 2nd house of income. The Sun will shift the focus onto your job when it moves signs. You may be accepting a new job or a promotional opportunity at your current position. Don’t spend your raise all in one place!
June 26th - Mercury moves into your 2nd house of income. This is a great time to advocate for a new project idea to your supervisor. You have a great idea for a concert series that will likely generate a bit more income than usual and you need their buy-in. Present your idea clearly, with well-researched evidence and concrete numbers. You will likely be the spokesperson for this venture so make sure to advocate in the best way possible.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
June 3rd - A Full Moon appears in your 6th house of daily work and health routines. You are about to walk away from a responsibility that takes up a lot of your time for not that rewarding of a result. Your time is precious. Your time is valuable. This Full Moon wants you to stop giving it away to causes and activities that don’t really serve you. Ask yourself what in your weekly calendar you dread the most. Then decline the next meeting or reassign it to somebody else.
June 5th - Venus joins Mars in your 2nd house of income. This is a great time to ask for a raise. Make the case to your conductor that you deserve more challenging parts or even a feature solo. If they say no, ask how you can eventually get there. You have clear goals and Venus and Mars want you to absolutely crush them!
June 11th - Mercury moves into your 12th house of behind-the-scenes activities, joining the Sun. Mercury wants you to consider new practice routines. Change things up! Research alternative methods and different ways to organize your time. Try incorporating mini practice sessions throughout the day. Practice during the commercial break of your favorite TV show. Break out of your status quo for a change.
June 11th - Pluto goes retrograde in your 7th house of relationships. Pluto will ask you some difficult questions about your relationship with your colleagues. Things have become difficult with a colleague or two. One of you may feel bullied by the other. The communication may have turned negative due to competitive bickering. Try to work things out. Clear the air over Frappuccinos.
June 18th - A New Moon appears in your 12th house of behind-the-scenes activities. The New Moon will inspire you to start sight-reading new repertoire for your next recital. Practice all of the things. Take a deep dive on YouTube watching videos of pieces you have always loved but have been too intimidated to practice. They may be easier that you realize.
June 21st - The Sun moves into your 1st house of identity. Your focus will shift onto your most important goals when the Sun moves signs. Use this time to reconsider your New Year’s Resolutions from January. Are you on track to accomplishing some of the things you intended to work on six months ago? Where have you fallen off-course? Do you still resonate with the same goals you had back then?
June 26th - Mercury moves into your 1st house of identity. Now that you have clarified some of your goals and perhaps added a few new ones, Mercury will help you make the connections you need to tackle the next steps. Do you need to hire an accompanist? Make a few calls and send a few emails. Do you need to expand your studio? Connect with a local instrument shop to advertise your lessons.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
June 3rd - A Full Moon appears in your 5th house of creativity and joy. This Full Moon will ask you one simple question: Are you happy? If flute playing doesn’t actually make you happy, you will need to be honest with yourself about what place it should have in your life moving forward. If you don’t love something, don’t keep doing it out of obligation to somebody else. Be true to your own self. If you really do love playing the flute, brainstorm simple ways to do more flute activities in the days and weeks ahead.
June 5th - Venus joins Mars in your 1st house of identity. Venus wants you to treat yo’ self! This is a great time to do some shopping. Window shop a few new flute models or fun add-ons to your current instrument. Would you like to add a bejeweled crown? Or try out an e-facilitator key? Do you need a flashy new flute bag? Shop ‘till you drop!
June 11th - Mercury moves into your 11th house of groups and communities, joining the Sun. This is a great time to host a sectional. Gather your flute section together and hash out some of those tricky runs slowly together. Patiently tune those pesky high G’s. Agree on a vibrato speed that doesn’t just work for the section leader. Open up discussion on interpretation to the larger group.
June 11th - Pluto goes retrograde in your 6th house of daily work and health routines. Pluto will ask you to completely overhaul your daily and weekly schedule. Chances are you have committed to way too many things in your life. You are feeling burnt out and unable to continue at the pace you’ve set for yourself given the demands of everybody else. Time to break out that red pen and revise your schedule.
June 18th - A New Moon appears in your 11th house of groups and communities. Audition for a new group around the time of this Full Moon. You are in need of a challenging new ensemble to perform with. Better yet, start your own group. Does your community have a flute choir? If not, start one! Audition potential flutists and book a couple of sight-reading sessions.
June 21st - The Sun moves into your 12th house of behind-the-scenes activities. Your focus will shift onto the practice room when the Sun moves signs. Start practicing all of the things when the Sun moves signs. Interested in adding a new method book to your collection? Buy it and start reading through it! Want to learn how to play interesting electrical-acoustic pieces? Explore some repertoire and ask an expert for some tips.
June 26th - Mercury moves into your 12th house of behind-the-scenes activities. This is a great time to write about some of the pieces you are practicing on your flute blog. Or, better yet, record a few tracks for your YouTube channel. Mercury wants you to share your learning process with a larger audience. Dissect it. Talk about the challenges and opportunities. Discuss future goals.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
June 3rd - A Full Moon appears in your 4th house of home and family. Time for late spring cleaning and home renovations! Your home studio is a huge mess and in need of a serious overhaul. Update all furniture. Buy a super solid music stand. Invest in a new computer with some great music software. If in the budget, knock out a closet and add a full length window to better enjoy the view while you practice.
June 5th - Venus joins Mars in your 12th house behind-the-scenes activities. Venus and Mars will ask you to practice all of the things when they join forces at the beginning of the month. This is a great time to sight-read new repertoire for your next recital. Venus will help you differentiate the diamonds from the duds. Be ruthless in your decisions! If a piece doesn’t resonate with you, move on to the next one. Create a program truly reflective of who you are and what you love.
June 11th - Mercury moves into your 10th house of career goals, joining the Sun. This is the very best time to update your CV, spruce up your standard cover letter, and completely revamp your website. You are about to hit the job market in a big way! Be ready to shine to potential employers and students.
June 11th - Pluto goes retrograde in your 5th house of creativity and joy. Pluto wants you to reconsider what truly makes you happy. A good way to go about this is to create a happiness inventory. Write down all of the things you do that involve your flute playing or music in general during a typical week. Give each item a 1-10 happiness ranking. For any activities that earn a 5 and below, cut them from your life. Activities that earn 7-5 consider reducing or eliminating. Activities ranked 10-8 require more space in your life! Fill up your time with these activities as much as possible.
June 18th - A New Moon appears in your 10th house of career goals. This New Moon is about to bring a wonderful new job opportunity into your life. Your hard work has paid off and you are shining brighter than ever before. Take any nudges from the Universe. Accept job offers that best utilize your skills and interests and lead to bigger and better roles in the future.
June 21st - The Sun moves into your 11th house of groups and communities. Your attention will shift onto your performing groups when the Sun moves signs. This is a great time to audition for new groups. Brush up your excerpts and have one show-stopping solo memorized and ready to go on a moment’s notice.
June 26th - Mercury moves into your 11th house of groups and communities. This is a great time to host a sectional or masterclass. Your words are flowing like water and others seem to be understanding what you have to say better than ever before. Collaborate with others during this time. You are open to their ideas and they are open to yours.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
June 3rd - A Full Moon appears in your 3rd house of communications. Are you working on a book or article? You might find yourself with a bit of writer’s block around the time of this Full Moon. This is a great opportunity to proofread your work. Have you veered off-topic? Are your examples a bit complicated or full of contradictions? Cut out anything that seems unnecessary or that doesn’t really add substance to your work.
June 5th - Venus joins Mars in your 11th house of groups and communities. Venus and Mars will have you knee deep in rehearsals at the beginning of the month. Make sure to take breaks and plan for extra travel time between gigs. You will be busy and you won’t have much time for the essentials (eating, sleeping, exercise) if you don’t plan ahead. You’ll want to save your energy to absolutely crush it in rehearsals!
June 11th - Mercury moves into your 9th house of travel and higher education, joining the Sun. Start planning your summer vacay when Mercury moves signs. Research plane tickets, sites to see, and things to do at your chosen destination. Is your trip connected to a masterclass or music festival? Find opportunities to take a break from the grind and have some fun.
June 11th - Pluto goes retrograde in your 4th house of home and family. Pluto wants you to completely reimagine your home environment. This may mean shopping for a new house. What types of practice and teaching spaces would you like in your new home? Are there any possibilities on the market for a home that comes equipped with a detached in-law unit that can be exclusively devoted to your studio? Think big!
June 18th - A New Moon appears in your 9th of travel and higher education. This New Moon will bring a new educational opportunity your way. Have you always wanted to learn to play the bass guitar? Or compose a piece of music? Sign up for a class at your local community college or hit up your colleagues for lessons.
June 21st - The Sun moves into your 10th house of career goals. Your focus will shift onto your flute career when the Sun moves signs. Spruce up your CV and start perusing available jobs and audition notices. Is there something available now that aligns well with your interests and ambitions?
June 26th - Mercury moves into your 10th house of career goals. Mercury will encourage you to apply to jobs that may seem a bit outside of your reach. You are entering a period of career development. The worst thing an interview or audition panel can say is no, which means that you’ve gained valuable experience without sacrificing anything. You might even be surprised by the offers that will come your way at this time. Take any nudge offered by the Universe.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
June 3rd - A Full Moon appears in your 2nd house of income. Something in your job is about to change or end around the time of this Full Moon. This is likely not a bad thing! You may be realizing that you are ready for a challenging new position (or chair placement) elsewhere. Follow your instincts! Apply to opportunities that offer you the bump in income that you are craving for your time and efforts. Create a reasonable transition plan for your current employer so that no bridges are burned.
June 5th - Venus joins Mars in your 10th house of career goals. Venus will ask you what activities you truly enjoy doing in your flute life. What makes you happy? Is it teaching? Is it performing? Is it crushing it on social media? Whatever it is, Mars will help you make serious headway on all of your most important passion projects related to this feel-good activity. Dare to enjoy your flute life! The Universe wants you to be happy.
June 11th - Mercury moves into your 8th house of banking and finance, joining the Sun. This is a great time to sit down with a financial advisor and work out a reasonable savings or loan program for a major purchase. Are you considering purchasing a new flute in the near future? Or perhaps you are trying to pay the bill on outstanding student loans. Whatever it is, consider your current budget and where you might cut unnecessary expenses.
June 11th - Pluto goes retrograde in your 3rd house of communications. Pluto will ask you to rethink some of your most important writing activities. Do you have a flute blog? What have you been trying to accomplish on your blog? Is there room to set your sights on bigger and better things or target a different audience? This change in approach may open doors to important, and perhaps lucrative, connections in the near future.
June 18th - A New Moon appears in your 8th house of banking and finance. You might find yourself as the recipient of a financial gift, award, or interest-free loan around the time of this New Moon. This will come in very handy as it will bring you much closer to achieving your large purchase sooner than you think. If it is a gift, make sure to send a thoughtful thank you note. If it is a loan, make sure to read all of the fine print so you know exactly what the terms and conditions are before signing on the dotted line.
June 21st - The Sun moves into your 9th house of travel and higher education. Your focus will shift onto planning your summer vacay when the Sun moves signs. Are you attending a masterclass or conference this summer? Have you booked all of your tickets and paid your registration fees? Start planning fun and exciting side trips while you are there.
June 26th - Mercury moves into your 9th house of travel and higher education. Mercury will ask you to discuss future educational plans with a trusted advisor or colleague. You have a great idea to connect music to something outside of the discipline. Maybe you have a great app idea or an idea for an event that would combine your love of flute playing with poetry or art. Talk it out! Your contact might have some great ideas of alternate paths to take.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
June 3rd - A Full Moon appears in your 1st house of identity. An important goal you have had for a long time might be reaching an expiration date around the time of this Full Moon. You might have achieved your goal (congrats) or you might be realizing that this goal does not have a place in your life anymore. And that’s okay! The Full Moon will ask you to be honest with yourself. Goals are not set in stone. They are changeable based on the needs and directions of your life. Choose a new direction.
June 5th - Venus joins Mars in your 9th house of travel and higher education. Venus and Mars want you to plan an exciting vacation somewhere far away. Book a helicopter ride over Hawaii. Or a challenging hike in the mountains of Europe. Think big. Think exciting. And leave your flute at home!
June 11th - Mercury moves into your 7th house of relationships, joining the Sun. Mercury wants you to attend any and all networking events that you can, both online and in-person. Reach out to interesting flutists that you meet during these events. What projects are they working on? Are there any opportunities to collaborate?
June 11th - Pluto goes retrograde in your 2nd house of income. You may be in a job right now that feels overwhelming and draining. This Pluto retrograde will ask you to reevaluate your day job. If you aren’t enjoying it, look for other opportunities in different areas. A job is not a life-sentence. If it drains your lifeforce, it is time to make a move to something that is more challenging, exciting, or better in line with your ultimate career goals (flute playing or otherwise).
June 18th - A New Moon appears in your 7th house of relationships. You will be connecting with a very important flutist around the time of this New Moon. This person may have a career very similar to yours or may already be doing things with their flute career that you are aspiring to do as well. Invite them to an informational interview. Pick their brain about possible directions to pursue in your career. Are there any opportunities for collaborations in the future? Discuss over coffee (virtual or otherwise).
June 21st - The Sun moves into your 8th house of banking and finance. Your focus will shift onto your finances when the Sun moves signs. You have been considering purchasing a new flute but don’t really have a plan on how to pay for it on your current budget. Use this time to do some math - Where can you cut costs on things you do not necessarily need?
June 26th - Mercury moves into your 8th house of banking and finance. This is a great time to reach out to instrument retailers and flute specialists to discuss any financing plans that might be available for the purchase of your new flute. What are the terms and conditions? Are there options to pay less money over a longer period of time?
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
June 3rd - A Full Moon appears in your 12th house of behind-the-scenes activities. Something you have been working on in the practice room is just not coming together. Are you cram practicing for a recital that is coming up sooner than you thought? Has your accompanist vanished or otherwise found themselves unavailable for your performance? Do not panic! It is totally okay to postpone your performance to another date.
June 5th - Venus joins Mars in your 8th house of banking and finance. You have your eye on a new flute. Being one of the more practical signs, you have likely put off this purchase to keep your budget in line. Venus and Mars will bully you to do something totally against your nature and go shopping. Schedule a few trials. Research your best options. Come up with a reasonable budget (before Venus goes completely out of control with your credit card). As Richard Gere tells Vivianne in the movie, Pretty Woman, “Wake up! Time to shop!”
June 11th - Mercury moves into your 6th house of daily work and health routines, joining the Sun. Mercury will encourage you to sit down and create a bird’s eye view of your weekly schedule. You are likely feeling super burnt out between rehearsals, lessons, committee work, and performances. In order to sustain your current level of productivity, you will need to cut out other responsibilities in your schedule. Are you spending too much time vegging out to Netflix at the end of the night? Are you serving on committees that don't serve you? Redelegate what can be re-delegated to others.
June 11th - Pluto goes retrograde in your 1st house of identity. Pluto will ask you to reconsider some of your most important goals. Use this time to create a new list of New Year’s Resolutions. Scrap your old list! You are a different person than you were six months ago, after all. Think about where you would like to be in your flute career one year from now. What about five years from now? And ten years? Start creating action plans for each one of your endeavors.
June 18th - A New Moon appears in your 6th house of daily work and health routines. It is a good thing that you cleared out your schedule earlier in the month because you will be asked to step into a fabulous new role around the time of this New Moon. Perhaps a local symphony will ask you to serve as a long-term sub. Or maybe you will be asked to guest judge an important music competition. Whatever it is, say yes. This is a gift from the universe that will open important doors down the road.
June 21st - The Sun moves into your 7th house of relationships. Your focus will shift onto the others in your life when the Sun moves signs. Attend all of those networking events (both online and in-person). Connect with other flutists from around the globe. Are there any flutists working in your particular niche? Trade contact info! There may be great opportunities to collaborate on projects down the road.
June 26th - Mercury moves into your 7th house of relationships. Reach out to any new flute contacts you have made recently and schedule informational interviews. Ask them about their background, expertise, and any advice they may have for you in your career moving forward.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
June 3rd - A Full Moon appears in your 11th house of groups and communities. You may be saying goodbye to one of your performing ensembles around the time of this Full Moon. You likely have accepted another position in a competing ensemble. Or maybe you have discovered that the rehearsal schedule doesn’t quite work with your other responsibilities. It is okay to move on. Do what you can to keep things 100 as you transition. You never know when opportunities to collaborate with your old colleagues will pop up down the road.
June 5th - Venus joins Mars in your 7th house of relationships. Venus and Mars will ask you to network, network, and network some more. Get yourself out there and connect with other flutists (both in-person and virtually). Attend local music conferences and flute festivals. Do a deep dive into instagram and facebook accounts. Reach out to flutists that you admire or ones who are working in interesting niches. Invite them to virtual coffee sessions, ask them about their experience and if they have any advice for you moving forward.
June 11th - Mercury moves into your 5th house of creativity and joy, joining the Sun. The 5th house is also the house of children. This is a great time to design a flute course for kids or participate in instrument petting zoos with your local orchestra. Make flute playing accessible and FUN for a new generation. Play some fun tunes that the kids will recognize.
June 11th - Pluto goes retrograde in your 12th house behind-the-scenes activities. Pluto wants you to completely reinvent the way that you practice. Change up your routine. Invest in an interesting new etude book. Practice orchestra experts that don’t really get a lot of attention. Try practicing at different times of day and in smaller, more frequent chunks, Finally, start a practice journal. Write down your thoughts after your routine (the good, bad, and the ugly).
June 18th - A New Moon appears in your 5th house of creativity and joy. This New Moon will inspire you to start working on an exciting new creative project. Have you always wanted to learn to conduct? Or compose? Or do you have a great idea for a lecturer recital? Start brainstorming! What do you want the final product to look like? Who do you need to collaborate with to get your project off the ground running?
June 21st - The Sun moves into your 6th house of daily work and health routines. Your attention will shift onto your very packed schedule when the Sun moves signs. You are likely super busy around this time. Revise your schedule as much as you can. Remove activities that are unnecessary or needlessly draining to make room for the essentials (sleeping, eating, exercising, and practicing). If it can be delegated to someone else, unload it from your plate.
June 26th - Mercury moves into your 6th house of daily work and health routines. This is a great time to schedule all of those make-up lessons and pesky 1:1 meetings. Do you need to have difficult conversations with parents about practice expectations? Or do you need to hash out your next recital program with your accompanist? Time-batch as many meetings as you can for max productivity.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
June 3rd - A Full Moon appears in your 10th house of career goals. This Full Moon will encourage you to reconsider your flute goals. Make a list of all your goals, both short-term and long-term. Where do you want to be in the next year? Next five years? Next 10 years? Now take a deeper look at this list. Are these goals that you truly resonate with or are they goals that somebody else gave to you because “that is the way”? Get rid of those ones. Replace them with creative, kooky, and off-the wall ideas that nobody has thought of yet.
June 5th - Venus joins Mars in your 6th house of daily work and health routines. Venus and Mars want you to be super productive at the beginning of the month. This is great energy for getting everything done on your to-do list. Attend all of the rehearsals. Write those blog posts. Record those preliminary audition CDs. Brush up your excerpts so they are ready to go at all times. You will have more than enough time and energy to get everything done.
June 11th - Mercury moves into your 4th house of home and family, joining the Sun. Call a family meeting when Mercury moves signs. It is time to hash out summer plans. What does your summer performance calendar look like? What masterclasses are you planning to attend and/or perform at and/or host? Are you teaching summer flute lessons? How does this compare to everybody else's calendar? Most importantly, is there enough time for a fabulous family getaway? Book it!
June 11th - Pluto goes retrograde in your 11th house of groups and communities. Pluto wants you to reconsider the ensemble you perform with. It may be time for a change. Or, better yet, it may be time for you to start up your own group. Gather a group of woodwind colleagues to start up a woodwind quintet. Start a flute choir in your garage. Host gig sessions and sight-read some great new material with your favorite flute friends. Where could your new group perform during the upcoming concert season? Start planning.
June 18th - A New Moon appears in your 4th house of home and family. This New Moon will have you dreaming of a new house. You may find yourself unsatisfied with your practice and/or teaching spaces. Take a few house tours to peruse your options. Would you like an insulated out-building to separate your home and studio space? Imagine it, design it, and then look for your dream space. It may be out there waiting for you!
June 21st - The Sun moves into your 5th house of creativity and joy. Your focus will shift onto an exciting new creative project. Let your imagination run wild! Would you like to try your hand at composing? Or do you have a great idea for a lecture recital that combines art and music. Perhaps you could perform at an art exhibit and work with a composer inspired by the works on display. Think outside the box.
June 26th - Mercury moves into your 5th house of creativity and joy. You have a lot of fabulous ideas about creative projects you would like to pursue. Mercury will encourage you to discuss some of your preliminary findings on your flute blog. Do some initial research and post your findings on your platform. If you are interested in multiple projects, are there any common themes? Can you tie all of your ideas together? Write about it!
Aries (March 21-April 19)
June 3rd - A Full Moon appears in your 9th house of travel and higher education. You might have travel plans that are postponed or even canceled around the time of this Full Moon. Try not to panic! Keep in mind that travel is sometimes out of our control due to inclement weather and unreliable modes of transportation. Plan a bigger, better trip in the future. Are you planning on attending a summer conference or masterclass? Extend that trip to add some vacay time on either side of your time away.
June 5th - Venus joins Mars in your 5th house of creativity and joy. When the planet of love (Venus) moves into the house of love, joy, and creativity (5th house), your world is naturally filled with good vibes. Mars can hardness this feel-good energy by directing towards worthy causes. This is a great time to volunteer your time to folks in need. Perform some Bach and Mozart at a retirement home concert. Volunteer for a fundraiser with your local orchestra or a school band program. Use your skills to help others find peace, love, and joy.
June 11th - Mercury moves into your 3rd house of communications, joining the Sun. Do you have a flute blog yet? If not, this is the very best time to start one! Mercury will encourage you to write, write, and then write some more. You have a lot of great ideas about the flute, performing, teaching, and being a musician in today’s crazy world. Share them with a larger internet audience. Brainstorm 10 new blog ideas, book some time in your calendar, and then just write. Edit later.
June 11th - Pluto goes retrograde in your 10th house of career goals. This is one of those critical junctures in your life when you are forced to change your life for the better. For you, Aries, that means facing what is and isn’t working in your career. What aspects of flute life do you find most frustrating? Why are you still doing them? What do you find most fulfilling about being a flutist? Create new goals that align with your strengths and interests. There is no one-size-fits-all to being a flutist!
June 18th - A New Moon appears in your 3rd house of communications. This New Moon will likely bring a publication offer your way! Your writing is getting noticed. You have a lot of great ideas and an audience that wants to hear more. Send in those article drafts and that book prospectus that you imagine won’t see the light of day. You might be surprised with what the Universe rewards you with for your efforts.
June 21st - The Sun moves into your 4th house of home and family. Your focus will shift onto home improvement projects when the Sun moves signs. Time for a studio refresh! Remove old furniture, update old technology, and finally start that music scanning project that has been on your mind since before the pandemic. If you’ve got the budget, knock out a wall or two to literally expand your space.
June 26th - Mercury moves into your 4th house of home and family. This is a great time for a family meeting. Discuss summer vacay plans and various event schedules. Are you planning to teach summer lessons or masterclasses? Are there creative ways that you can better involve your family members in your music business? Brainstorm with your loved ones.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
June 3rd - A Full Moon appears in your 8th house of banking and finance. You may be making the final payment on a larger purchase around the time of this Full Moon. Congrats! That new flute you purchased during the holiday season is finally yours! Nice work. Make sure to sign all loan closeout paperwork properly and enjoy your newfound financial freedom!
June 5th - Venus joins Mars in your 4th house of home and family. Venus and Mars want you to stop stressing over your scales and excerpts and just have a great time with your loved ones. Plan a family barbeque or a fun weekend at the beach. Go for a hike on a local trail or book a gondola ride at a deserted ski resort. Have fun and enjoy the upcoming change of season before the tourists arrive.
June 11th - Mercury moves into your 2nd house of income, joining the Sun. Mercury will encourage you to brush up your CV, cover letter, and website content. You may be hitting the job market again soon and want to be ready to crush it when you do. If you are attending conferences this summer, you might find yourself in the right place at the right time to meet someone looking to make a new hire. Doing your work ahead of time will help make the networking process a lot smoother.
June 11th - Pluto goes retrograde in your 9th house of travel and higher education. Pluto will encourage you to go back to school. You have been considering a new career path down a road you might not have a lot of experience or expertise in. Are there classes you can take at your local college to help you understand the nuts and bolts of this area? Book it! Do your research and keep an open mind. There may be creative ways to combine your music world with your newfound knowledge.
June 18th - A New Moon appears in your 2nd house of income. You may be receiving a job offer or a promotional opportunity at your current position around the time of this New Moon. Your profile has caught the attention of employers who have wonderful doors that are about to open for you. Follow your instincts and accept any opportunity that comes your way that seems to align with your goals and ambitions. You are about to change your world for the better!
June 21st - The Sun moves into your 3rd house of communications. Your focus will shift onto writing projects when the Sun moves signs. Do you have a flute blog yet? This is a great time to start one! Brainstorm 10 different blog topic ideas. Pick your favorite three and do some initial research. Contact an expert in these areas to get a few quotes you might be able to use (with their permission, of course). Then get to writing!
June 26th - Mercury moves into your 3rd house of communications. You might start considering turning one of your blog ideas into a full-fledged article or even a book. Start by creating a basic outline for your work. What is your main theme? What examples (musical or otherwise) would you like to discuss? Are there any people you would like to interview for your project? Draft it and submit it! The worst thing a potential publisher can say is “no.”