June Metal Element Horoscope

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For thousands of years the I Ching has provided guidance for decisions about our health, relationships, finances, work, and play. Predictions from the I Ching follow the lunar year and are based on multiple, overlapping cycles that govern the heavens and earth. A variety of stems, branches, directions, and phases also have their say, each creating a trail of portents, probabilities, and possibilities, so let us begin …

In the Chinese horoscope, June occurs in a phase called , a time of robust, hot, male yang Fire Element energy. It is no surprise that the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, occurs in a Fire Element month like June. Dragons, the Fire Element, and the solstice are all related―they embody activity, brightness, sunshine, daylight, and heat, all apt descriptions of .

If you happen to live near a lake or the ocean, be on the lookout for dragon boat races; they are fun and exciting to watch! In China, the Dragon Boat Festival, or Duanwu, is an important three-day holiday that begins on June 3rd. Dragon boat racing is a 2,000-year-old tradition; in Chinese culture, a dragon represents good fortune—it is the strongest, the luckiest, and the most yang of all the animals in the Chinese horoscope.

Before the festival begins, parents prepare fragrant herb-filled silk pouches strung on silken threads. During the festival, the pouches are hung around children’s necks or tied to their garments as a charm to protect them against evil. Steamed rice dumplings, or zongzi, are a traditional Dragon Festival food; they are filled with meat or red beans and wrapped in bamboo leaves.

In the west, both Father’s Day and Juneteenth be celebrated on the 19th. Juneteenth is believed to be the oldest African-American festival; it is a blend of two words: “June” and “nineteenth,” and honors the emancipation of enslaved peoples and dates back to 1866 in many parts of the US.

This year summer officially begins with the solstice on June 21st. June’s luxuriant Fire influence is a constructive, creative, and positive force that creates many possibilities for development and success. Remember, however, that excessive Fire can also burn and consume, so we must do our best to channel this powerful energy wisely. In the meantime, be on the lookout for interesting new possibilities because who knows what exciting things could happen!

Polish up your dragon boat, hug dad on his day and check out Juneteenth street fairs, parades, and concerts. Read this month’s horoscope to find out what Fire energy is bringing your way in this, the very beginning of summer.

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Physical Health

June’s yang Fire energy can bring out inflammation in your immune system, so be on the lookout for pain, swelling, and allergic reactions. Douse inflammatory fires with summer’s cooling cucumbers, jicama, and kiwis. When Metal Element energy is strong, your health is protected by a balanced immune system, but it is time to pay better attention to your lifestyle if your energy is weak. 

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Emotional Health

Your analytical nature serves you well in many ways, but June’s strong Fire energy can lead to obsessing and living too much in your head. Cut yourself some slack and let go of some of your planning needs. Meditation would be a helpful skill for you to learn; try slow, deep breathing or guided meditation to help you focus and slow down your busy, busy brain.

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Relationship Health

You may find that you are especially critical of yourself and those around you in a yang Fire month like June. Brew yourself a nice cup of tea, then sit back and figure out how to cultivate tolerance for the lack of perfection in yourself and others. It’s time for you to shed some of your narrow self-imposed rules and expectations. It’s time to loosen up … and live a little!

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Financial Health

Yang Fire can bring unpredictability to the financial world, so cultivate flexibility and don’t get flustered and overreact when things don’t go according to your carefully thought-out plan. Try to avoid being all yin or all yang when it comes to managing your money. Keep in mind that the financial world has its ups and downs and that you have is not nearly as important as who you are.

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Career Health

There may be some conflicts in store for you in a yang Fire month that your tendency for inflexibility can further exacerbate. Let go of your rules and be open to considering new ways and new perspectives. Embrace change and challenge, and focus more on the objective and less on the method so that people feel freer to innovate and help all of you achieve your goals.

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