The new moon on the cusp of Cancer and Leo clears the air for fresh perspective. It’s time to forgive and forget what’s past and focus on what’s to become of the latter half of summer. First, find some distance from the Cancerian propensity for emotional fluctuations. Your subjective experience is valid, but it is, ultimately, fleeting. The transition to Leo finds space for optimism and self-reflection, enhanced by the heights of summer, languid days, and warm nights. The cycles of life and nature present a rotating series of lessons, which are passive, and learning, which is active. Take what’s good and leave the rest. Life’s a peach.
March 21 – April 19
Fast thinking foments friction. With feisty ruler Mars square to buzzy Mercury, conclusions may as well be cliffs as you jump without caution. Creative projects are constructive outlets for your heat.
April 20 – May 20
The creep of insecurity strangles like a rogue vine. Vain ruler Venus — whose symbol is a mirror — square to dreamy Neptune has you second-guessing all your dresses. Don’t dive too deeply into your self-delusions.
May 21 – June 20
Life in the fast track isn’t really your speed. With mental Mercury square to irritable Mars, don’t rush to make decisions, lest you make a wrong turn down a one-way road to hell. That said, go for a run.
June 21 – July 22
Close to home is where you don’t want problems to be. Ruler Moon’s conjunction to the revealing Sun brings about a balanced approach to matters of the hearth. Positive results ensue from even-keeled analysis.
July 23 – Aug. 22
A spoonful of empathy makes the world a sweeter place. Idealistic Neptune angled to ruler Sun widens your perspective on your role in the world. Realizing your dreams will help you to realize those of others.
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Sometimes saying what you know is right is wrong. Mental ruler Mercury square to fiery Mars would have you speaking twice before thinking. Strike that, reverse it. It’s called “active listening.”
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the vainest of us all? Ruler Venus — whose symbol is a mirror — is square to deceptive Neptune, playing tricks with your reflection. Instead, reflect the image within.
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Resistance is futile. With the Sun opposite to ruler Pluto, change is gonna come. You can fight against it or you can work with it. Relinquish control and ready your ego for a bumpy ride. It’ll be worth it.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. Lucky ruler Jupiter conjunct to influential Pluto opens the doors to prosperity — if you have goals in mind. Consider a spiritual approach to worldly success.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Victor Hugo wrote that “Melancholy is the happiness of being sad.” With stiff ruler Saturn opposite to the moody Moon, best to keep to yourself instead of lancing your ennui at unsuspecting victims.
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
’Tis a time for titillation. Nutty ruler Uranus angled at loquacious Mercury provokes new thinking and stimulating conversation. Daily routines detour into unexpected directions. Say yes to adventures.
Feb. 19 – March 20
Tolstoy once remarked upon the delusion that beauty is goodness. Fanciful ruler Neptune square to vain Venus has you viewing versions of yourself that are merely visions. Don’t be deceived. Beauty is only skin deep.