Oops we're a day late with the horoscope. I hope you're not flailing without guidance from the (movie) stars. This week's horoscope is brought to you by "Astroboy", one of my best and [insert gushy adjective of your choice here] friends of the past *gulp* 13 years. Astroboy goes light on the movies this time but heavy on the star signs so feel that sizzling connection with others this summer, whether they're air feeding your fires, or water lapping against your earth. It's getting hot out there.
Here we go...
"Yesterday was the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and one of the four most powerful dates of the year also. You had enough going on, to have to deal with a new resident astrologer, yours truly, Astroboy. This is a time of great pressure, but also a time of great power... So hold on tight, it’s going to be a bumpy summer!!! Find out what’s in store for you, as we examine your week in review: as experienced with your favourite summer activities!
Jupiter, also called Zeus, the god of optimism is in tension with Saturn, god of wisdom honed by experience. They have been pulling against each other since last summer. This is the planetary pair that represents issues of inflation versus deflation (or depression). They serve to take us down a peg or two when we think too much of ourselves (think the dueling divas in Death Becomes Her.) When they struggle, we are pressed to think carefully about priorities. What are your true values? Will you put your money where it will do the most good in your life? Think twice about the money you spend on vacations this year. If you desire to travel, something else important may have to be sacrificed. Know your boundaries…"
June 21st -June 28th The "Summer Solstice" Edition
You may be struggling with clarifying a balance point between yourself and your needs, versus the needs of others in your life (children, lovers). Talk: Sagittarius wants to know what’s on your mind. Speak firmly and to the point with those you deal with daily. Another tricky aspect forms just as the Sun crosses the base of your solar chart today. At that point you may wish to retreat into the arms of someone you consider to offer safety and security – like a net, woven into a hammock. Swing that balance this week, and invite someone in to chat with you! Take a deep breath, relax your shoulders and explain what's going on. That's all you need to do, especially next Monday to relieve this crazy tension you feel this coming week. On Tuesday, you may hear from someone (possibly a family member) who brings a whole new level of tension into your week. Just repeat the breathing and relaxing again. By Wednesday, you won't have to remind yourself of this stuff – you can rock-a-bye-baby your cares away!
This week is a time for bringing multiple threads and people together in support of one significant goal. It is possible that you are dealing mainly with facets inside your psyche and not with others. Whatever composes the threads, you are pulling all of them into a rope of firm bonding. Use that rope to anchor your hot air balloon- invite appreciative Pisces and Libra types to take a ride with you! This week's cosmic storm has a touch of the Wizard of Oz about it: you may feel you're being blown and buffeted around. All is probably not quite what it seems though. You can't figure out what gear to be in on Monday. Do you want to fly down the highway? Do you want to go slowly enough to appreciate the wildflowers along the way? Decisions! Be honest, with yourself, and with others- tell someone how you feel, how you really, really feel!!
Venus enters your sign this week and will be traveling "with you" through July 17. Her presence gives you an air of poise and beauty, and people will simply like how you look. This is the time to plan a road trip! Another Gemini may be involved with your plans. Be spontaneous, but be wise. Maybe what you need to do is draw up a list of some sort. Get organized. Create a budget. This is what you're feeling on Monday and Tuesday, and as tedious as spreadsheets and the like sound, putting things in order may relax you. When Venus is prominent we become more interested in art forms and take pleasure in things of beauty. And what better place to be admired, than in a strange place, where all eyes are on you? Wait for a late night phone call to bring you good news.
The Sun entered your sign on Wednesday -just as Jupiter and Saturn arrive at their quarter-phase. The cycle of these two planets could be likened to a grandfather clock. With this bell chiming, stop watching the clock: put up your feet and drink some ice-cold lemonade. Your patience has been tried when it became apparent that someone hasn't even started on a task that ought to have been begun a few weeks ago. A friendship could be tested - and even legal issues could surface. Once the Sun does move into your sign though, you may feel to have better control of the situation. Friday finds you strangely torn between two friends (maybe a Taurus and a Libra?) All of this oddness adds up to a weekend in which you may not feel like doing anything more than sticking around the house and chilling out. You're your own best company. You know what to do with those lemons.
This has been a month of nightmares to forget! You have worked hard, pushing rocks uphill for several weeks. By now it seems you should know whether or not this initiative was really worth your effort. Leave the verdict alone for the present. You are too tired to make a clear decision. Bask in the light of your planetary ruler, and get a nice suntan. Friday you'll get to go to a lecture (or get a lecture from a bespectacled friend) that taxes your brain in beautiful ways. Pisces and Scorpio prove to be helpful on a project: research on location is favored. Maybe they’ll both be helping you apply the aloe vera- liberally?
Take the world less seriously this week and follow the yellow brick road of your social life. It could be really interesting and might even liven up your love life. There's a lovely mystique surrounding the momentary attraction you feel for a newcomer. You're as compatible with others as peanut butter is with jelly – so make some sandwiches and go for a picnic. Pet a stranger’s dog in the park. Throw a Frisbee, throw yourself at a stranger! They will definitely catch. If you don’t, as the Sun reaches the solstice and Jupiter and Saturn reach their critical phase, you might wonder if you should have been wiser and whether or not it's too late to take action to stop someone in their tracks. When you join forces with someone, you two can do anything. Expect the unexpected on the 27th or 28th.
An experience, inner or outer, will be important in helping you clarify whether or not you have a solid and dependable relationship. This could be a romance or a business partnership, a marriage or a deep friendship. Be guided by not only your heart, but also by what seems to be a solidly practical rationale. Another Libra will see both sides of the picture. Ask them to climb into a two-person Kayak and navigate these confusing rapids with you. That said, as the Sun reaches the solstice (and the apex of your solar chart), career matters could be thrown into sharp focus. It may be that others are expecting too much. It might also be that you're asked to produce a regular newsletter or update of progress. Whether you accept this challenge might depend on whether your emotional life is stable and whether you feel you have the necessary support. Are you helping to paddle your weight?
Your energy and enthusiasm have been pressed into a tightly bound container. For most this drama is played out in the arena of work. An extraordinary planet formation suggests that this might not be the easiest of weeks world-wide. The problem with these rare configurations is that there's no earlier experience to draw on thus making it extremely hard to determine just how acute the effect will be. The first part of this pattern forms on Sunday - and at the top (career point) of your solar chart. This is the start of a new cycle and might well coincide with you being given extra responsibility. You may resist this - especially when, on Monday, it becomes apparent that there's SO much to do and that the clock is already ticking. Good news may then come on Friday when you discover that you've far more support (and probably from an Aries friend) than you could have imagined. Your partner is a bright spot on the landscape. This weekend, fire up the barbie and grill away those troubles. They’re tasty if washed down with cold beer.
The fact that other peoples' moods change as the Sun arrives at the solstice on Wednesday could be helpful. Even so, you may feel you're caught in the grip of a dispute that's beyond your comprehension. Stalemate could be reached. Arriving at a satisfactory conclusion might require advice from someone not used to these conditions (an Aquarian accomplice?) but who at least knows how to make a system work as well as it can. You may feel like going to the beach and burying yourself in sand. Don’t. You will have cause to breathe a sigh of relief on Friday when it becomes clear that a log-jam won't last forever and that by the end of the month this hurdle will be overcome - and history. But this weekend, use that sand for beautiful castles, and dream loftily.
Balancing the multiple commitments in your life is a tricky act these days. You and your partner each have needs. Then there is the energy you apply to your community development. And last but not least are your children or creative works. Everything is expensive, whether it costs in energy, time or money. Don’t let it all get you down. Forego my previous advice and plan your summer vacation now! But you’re going to feel pulled in many directions. As Saturn is your ruling planet, it's probable that you'll 'feel' this. As much as you'd like to charge into the week with the confidence of an ox, you're feeling much more like a worried sheep. Friday and Saturday move at breakneck pace -- you won't have enough time to even formulate a complete thought. On Sunday, find a relaxing place to catch your breath. But don’t go far: if you could be anywhere else on Monday and Tuesday, you would be, but you can't. And since you're here, you might as well face the music. Lift your chin, and don’t forget you planned some time off.
It is important that you notice whether or not your daily life choices are supportive to your positive mental and emotional health. It is imperative that you get the required rest most of the time. If you allow everyone to drain your energy, you will be left with an empty bucket on the other end. Last Sunday, Mars and Saturn aligned in your opposite sign, the first time they've been in this position for about a quarter of a century. These two are seen as 'hard-hitters'. In your partnership zone, this could signify a tough year ahead. Yet it might also be a productive time. Though initially you may feel that someone's 'against' you, the fact that you're both working toward the same end could be enough 'glue' to help you through the first of a few uphill struggles. Go mountain biking in a tandem-bicycle and ride through the rough patches together. After that arduous ride, go skinny-dipping in a swarm of discoveries, each one bright and exciting.
This week marks the beginning of a many-month search through the labyrinth of questions about who you are and where you are going. You are asked to make conscious choices, which is sometimes challenging for the Fish. It is much easier to flow with the water. But are you really going where the water is headed? You may have to skim the surface of your subconscious, and while you’re doing this, do some ski-jumps. Aries might teach you a trick or two. This week, colleagues and friends may look to you to wave your magic wand and part the red sea. The fact that you're willing to try could give them comfort. Take a hike in the woods, and go camping and soul-searching. Holding a lantern out in front of you won't help you see better right now -- it'll illuminate the fog and make the glare brighter. If you can stand to sit in the dark for a bit, it will help you get some good thinking done. And while the lights are low, a candlelit dinner is exactly your speed.
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