Literary Horoscopes: June


The Ram / Courageous, Adventurous, Independent / Domineering, Selfish, Arrogant

I know you usually like to take charge, but you might want to skip town on the 11th or the 12th. It looks like a family obligation is going to smack you in the face. Upside: Well, there really isn’t one. Take that smack with a shot of vodka, perhaps?

And don’t forget about your story pick—you can read it while you ride a bus out of town:


The Bull / Loyal, Friendly, Resourceful / Self-Indulgent, Possessive, Greedy

Oh, Taurus, you better work it this month! Things are coming your way as gently as a freight train without brakes. You’ll be a magnet for some monetary goodness, but don’t go spending it all in one place—come on, you’re not Richie Rich. 

Before you start prepping for this roller-coaster month, take a breather and check out your story pick: 


The Twins / Intelligent, Adaptable, Creative / Moody, Opportunistic, Inconsistent

Guess what, Gemini? June is your month. Whether it’s romance, creative endeavors, or just charming the pants off of people, you’re going to be the star of the show. So spend a little more time on yourself in whatever way you see fit (let’s be honest—you were already going to). 

And while you’re at it, humor your self-indulgent side with this lovely read:

  • The Stargazers, by Allison Epstein: Poignant and beautiful. I recommend reading this one under a blanket of stars. 


The Crab / Honest, Generous, Faithful / Insecure, Needy, Crabby

Try not to read too much into your dreams this month. You might feel a tendency to act, well, crabby (okay, I apologize; that one was downright lazy). Anyway, your insecurities might spike in early June, but battle them back with some well-timed friend dates. 

If all else fails, your story pick could be a good distraction!

  • Baba Yaga’s Delaware Youth, by Katie DePasquale: Imaginative and striking, this one is sure to appease your dreamy nature (plus your love for nests/homes/all of the above).
“the little mermaid” by narghee-la is licensed under CC BY 2.0


The Lion / Cheery, Noble, Imaginative / Demanding, Boastful, Melodramatic

I have good and bad news for you this month. After June 15th, you’ll be treated right, you sweet, charming thing, you. Reach out to your friends and extend an olive branch to anyone whose feathers you may have, ah, ruffled. 

But don’t worry, I have a little pick-me-up for you…


The Maiden / Practical, Diligent, Kind / Obsessive, Self-Righteous, Compulsive

This month you’ll have to fake it till you make it. Since you’re already kind of screwed, why don’t you make the most of it? Go to that party you’d typically avoid, set up that date you swore you’d never go on—do something adventurous (it’ll only sting a little, I promise).

Since you’ll be manhandled outside of your comfort zone, your monthly story pick is a little on the wild side: 

  • Water like Air, by Lora Gray: Take a risk on this mysterious, gorgeous prose. I won’t tell.


The Scales / Compassionate, Trustworthy, Peacemaker / Disorganized, Materialistic, Indecisive

The stars are aligned in your favor this month, Libra—no really, they are. Your life should be smooth sailing and well balanced for the foreseeable future. Oh, and did I mention your communication skills will downright dazzle, dahling?

Dip your happy little toes into this monthly story pick:

  • Casually Human, by Evan James Sheldon: A quietly stunning look at the human spirit, and a nice choice for your compassionate nature. 


The Scorpion / Purposeful, Charismatic, Cunning / Aggressive, Manipulative, Possessive

Put your charismatic, cunning nature to use by angling for that promotion or instigating some change in your life. June will be a transformative time for you, so be sure to make the most of it. Remember to use those manipulative superpowers for good, though, you wily charmer. 


The Archer / Straightforward, Optimistic, Adventurous / Careless, Impatient, Hotheaded

While you can handle Debbie Downers like a pro, this month you’ll still want to watch your step around the workplace. Avoid pesky things like your boss’s coffee breath, your boss’s constant need for expense reports, your boss’s weird socks; really, anything related to your boss—avoid that. 

Check out this story pick on your next lunch break, you wild thing you:


The Mountain Sea-Goat / Traditional, Responsible, Ambitious / Unforgiving, Blunt, Pessimistic

June will be a month of quiet contemplation for you. Don’t expect much change; not yet, anyway (spoiler: the butter-side-down days won’t hit till late summer). Until then, you’ll mostly be in your responsibly ambitious element. 

Take a rare moment to treat yourself, though—you know you want to.

  • Slow Blood, by David Byron Queen: Perfect language for your oh-so-analytical mind.


The Water-Bearer / Intellectual, Open-Minded, Outgoing / Unpredictable, Self-Conscious, Chaotic

Don’t look now, Aquarius—a budding romance could be yours! Look for it around the middle of the month, when you’ll be your best outgoing self. But try to keep the chaos to a minimum, at least until the second date. 

In the meantime, I have just the thing for you:

  • Three Micros, by Noa Sivan: Human connection and moments in three short tales. Unpredictable, fluid, and more than a little wonderful—just like you. 


The Fish / Charitable, Intuitive, Artistic / Timid, Impractical, Indolent

Oh, Pisces, you may be put through the wringer this month. Take extra care in mid- to late June—you’ll be vulnerable to all kinds of sickness—and avoid your patient-zero colleague like the plague. (See what I did there?) 

Let’s distract you with some good reading:

  • The Sound of Her Singing, by Karen Ashe: Immersive, impactful, and even somewhat hopeful, this flash fiction piece is a delight to the senses.
Alyssa Jordan

Alyssa Jordan is a freelance writer in California. Her work has appeared in publications like Every Day Fiction, Reflex Fiction, 100 Word Story, and CHEAP POP. She may or may not be addicted to stories about reapers, particularly ones with food addictions.

Joana Coccarelli

Joana Coccarelli (a.k.a. narghee-la) is a collage artist, 41, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Most of her images are handmade, scissor-and-glue style, with no digital interventions. Joana had 21 of her creations featured on Liberdade até Agora storybook—half of them made especially for the book. Top Brazilian newspaper Folha de S., and jeweler/accessories designer Camilla Danunziata´s website have also featured Joana's works—as well as Swiss magazine Denaris, top lowbrow art magazine Zupi, and online magazine Revista Machado.

Top fashion/arts website Lilian Pacce made a special article about Joana's works. One of her images was chosen to be the cover art of Sartre and Post-humanist Humanism, by America philosopher Elizabeth Butterfield. Amazing collage artist Claudio Parentela published an interview featuring Joana. In 2015, she was part of the "You Know You Can Buy It" exhibition in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Joana was also part of the lowbrow art collective Her works are often shown at Arte Araka, a top multiart event which takes place once a month in Rio de Janeiro.