June astrology events that will kickstart the summer

From the Strawberry Moon to retrogrades, June astrology events will keep your cosmic calendar packed

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June astrology events are swopping in along with the warm weather. Now that summer is on the horizon, it seems the cosmos, like us, are especially busy. 

Grab your planner—great gifts astrology fans love, as you know—have a look at your June horoscope and check out what the solar system has in store for us next.

June astrology events in 2022

Saturn Retrograde

  • When: June 4, 2022

What planet is in retrograde? Saturn's up next. 

Until October 23, 2022, the planet that is responsible for our boundaries, structure and habits will be spinning backwards. It's common to have a few career-themed Q's and thoughts around this time. 

digitized saturn

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The end of Mercury Retrograde

  • When: June 3, 2022

Phew! Mercury retrograde 2022 is finishing the second of four doses, but that doesn't mean that the infamous planet has had enough of us quite yet. Let's not forget about the Mercury shadow period (aka Mercury retroshade). 

"The post-shadow phase can be a great time to work through any lingering issues, like miscommunication," says astrologer Liz Simmons (opens in new tab). "I would suggest being accountable for your actions or lack thereof. No matter the planet, a retrograde is a time to rethink, review, then revise how we choose to handle something in our life."

Thoughtful young woman having wine while looking away on terrace during rooftop party at sunset

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The Strawberry Moon

  • When: June 14, 2022

When is the next full moon? Our June celestial event is as eye-catching as it is exciting.

"The full moon in June, which happens in the sign of Sagittarius, brings an uplifting, hopeful energy," says astrologer Noush with Girl and Her Moon (opens in new tab). "It’s a really curious and adventurous energy. What we can expect is an almost childlike wonder to fill in spaces where there was a bit of heaviness."

the pink moon over a body of water at night

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The Summer Solstice

  • When: June 21, 2022

Trust us, you'll want to soak up the longest day of the year in all of its glory. 

Summer solstice 2022 is a perfect time to connect with nature, embrace creativity and expect to part ways with old habits that no longer stick. 

"It’s quite a positive energy," Noush says of the summer solstice. "In terms of preparing, I would say it’s important to just be open to a new wave of energy that's about to enter your life, be open to something being rebalanced or releasing something that’s built up over the winter."

redheaded woman enjoying sunlight during summer solstice

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Cancer season

  • When: June 22, 2022

No surprise here! One of our favorite water signs is getting a little time in the seasonal spotlight, so expect things to be dreamy, creative, emotional and empathetic.

Beautiful girl in a yellow swimsuit swims in the pool and smiling

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The new moon

  • When: June 28, 2022

Set those intentions: the next new moon is on its way towards the end of the month. Not only is this a good time to manifest and bring yourself one step closer towards your goals, but it's a great time to indulge in some TLC. (Best self-care practices, anyone?)

"There's a calmness that comes with this lunar event that we don't usually see, making it an excellent time to meditate and reconnect with yourself," astrologer Renée Watt (opens in new tab) previously told My Imperfect Life. 

Clouds and new moon at sunset over Padstow, Cornwall, UK.

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Neptune Retrograde

  • When: June 28, 2022

Consider Neptune retrograde to be the wake-up call of the retrogrades. 

"Because Neptune is the planet of illusion, delusion, and fantasy, when it is direct and in connection with an important part of our charts, Neptune can cast a spell on us and confuse us by putting a veil over our eyes," astrologer Narayana Montúfar, author of Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power (opens in new tab), previously told My Imperfect Life.

Be on the lookout!

An intuitive astrologer with Girl and Her Moon, Noush believes in the healing power of focused energy. You can catch her cosmic insight during an astrology reading or by signing up for a Flow with the Moon Membership.

Liz Simmons

Liz is a self-taught astrologer and tarot reader who blends Hellenistic and modern techniques that utilizes the tropical zodiac, Placidus House system and Whole House system.

Renée Watt

Astrologer Renée Watt has offered her expertise for a variety of publications, including CosmoInStyle, Girlboss and more. She hosts a weekly podcast called "The Glitter Cast" (opens in new tab) and is a cohost of the occult livestream  “Betwixt The Shadows.”

Narayana Montúfar

Narayana Montúfar is an astrologer, content strategist, visual artist, and the author of Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power. (opens in new tab)

Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment. 


The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos and honed in on astrology coverage within the Life vertical. She's partial to writing pieces about the next big TV obsession—anyone else impatiently waiting for "Conversations with Friends"—and keeping you up to date on new trends like the latest must-have from Zara. 


Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets. 


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