The Sun has bounded into Cancer, joyously heralding the start of summer with an abundance of solstice light. It’s a time of rooting, nurturing, and feeling. And quite a change from Gemini’s heady wanderlust.
Cancer’s motto, “I feel,” calls for us to live fully, emotionally embodied, and nurtured by the season’s gifts as well as our own internal ones. But so much feeling can be unwieldy and additional grounding may be called for. Don’t forget fruit, sand, and nature are living tethers that balance the mind with the body.
This week also delivers a new Moon in Cancer, the Moon’s zodiacal home. This period is ripe with possibility for fresh starts, which are welcome indeed in our challenging collective circumstances.
As the season changes, consider shedding old skin for new. You can call it your summer look. Just don’t look away from the process, no matter how ugly the transition seems.
When reading personal horoscopes, read your Sun sign for the “big picture” and your rising sign for “where the work is.”
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Mars trine Saturn: Your motivation peaks as you set your eyes on achieving goals you thought were out of reach. Dependability is all about choice.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus sextile Jupiter: Being prone to excess, you know that the planets suggest moderation for you right now. Even moderation, however, requires moderation.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury sextile Chiron: You’re more sensitive than usual and much more willing to listen. Let your conversations provide fresh perspective.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
New Moon in Cancer: The road to hell, they say, is paved with good intentions. Maybe stay close to home, then, and tend to things nearer to the heart.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun square Jupiter: You’ll either go all in this week or find a happy medium. While boundlessness provides room to grow, too much can make you feel lost.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury sextile Chiron: Getting your point across gets easier as long as you lean into your intuition. Words can heal if you’re willing to work for it.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus sextile Jupiter: You’re certainly one to overdo it, so this week exercise moderation. That said, enjoyment is your birthright.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Mars trine Saturn: With a bit of focus on things you actually enjoy, you can expertly finish anything you care to tackle. Passion is not a waste of time.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Venus sextile Jupiter: Let yourself have fun this week, Sag. Although, whether we’re talking about actual candy or eye candy, there’s no need to overindulge.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Mars trine Saturn: Fortify your attitude so that you can flawlessly accomplish even the most daunting duties. It gets even easier if you’re passionate about the project.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Mars trine Saturn: If you’ve been waiting for strength and ambition, now’s the time to seal the deal on any tasks you’ve let linger. Focus on what you love for best results.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Venus sextile Jupiter: You are prone to overindulgence in the delights of life, edible or otherwise. That said, satiation is no crime. Enjoy.