Well, here’s the good news: The new Moon in Cancer on June 28 has energized our sense of home — and that includes both our physical homes and also the people in our lives whom we go home to for comfort and strength. This is a time for empowering our deepest connections.
(June 28 also happens to be the day my partner and I shotgunned our wedding in Washington, D.C., in a mad dash to beat the tide.)
Cancer is also the home sign of sister Moon, who rules the tides and the womb. Speaking of wombs, the U.S. Supreme Court certainly seems to have tossed the baby out with the bath water. Because their decision affects more than just a woman’s right to an abortion — it affects a woman’s power over her own personhood.
Perhaps it’s Neptune’s recent shift into retrograde in its home sign, Pisces, that has pushed the rose-colored lenses from our vision. Like Cancer and the Moon, Neptune and Pisces are water-oriented. Lest we feel like we are up a creek with no paddle, a reminder: we do know these waters. Decades of fighting for our civil rights has provided us with powerful resources — if we choose to tap them.
Reach deeper, friends, for hope, for power. At the same time that many things are happening here on the ground, so, too, are the planets busy with their machinations. Let Jupiter in Aries empower you. Saturn retrograde in Aquarius teaches patience. Pluto retrograde in Capricorn punts the ball of power into the air and it’s anybody’s now. Even yours.
This week’s horoscopes reflect upon your strengths and how you can apply them to the cause.
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Like the ram, you are agile and eager to stand your ground. Use those horns to figuratively gore your oppressors.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
You may be sweet and docile, yet you are indeed strong like a bull. Plow a path forward; break what you must.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Your communication skills are super handy when things get weird out there. Use your words to rally people to the cause.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Like the Moon herself, you wax and wane, yet you are powerful enough to turn the tides. Emotions can be a source of strength.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Time to take center stage now and use your playful nature to drive loyalty to the cause. Tap into your lion’s might.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Your internal sense of mother is a huge resource to those who feel hopeless. Nurture those who seek refuge in your arms.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Take your natural diplomacy and let it move you into a leadership role. People need your voice and your confidence.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Time to unleash your most caustic hexes, witch, as dark forces threaten your freedom from all sides. Use your power for good.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Lucky wanderer, it’s time now to use your advantages for a greater cause. Lead others to understanding if they cannot see the way.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
You better work. We need your powers of endurance and reason now more than ever as we all climb this mountain together.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
The time for your innate humanism is now. Find ways to support the collective by tapping into your natural talents.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
No need to go all guru, but we need your deep sense of spirit now. Be a guiding light in this fight.