STARGAZING – YOUR WEEKLY FORECAST
Week of June 18th – June 24th, 2012
The Waves of Change
A fresh start comes with the Gemini New Moon on June 19th. Once again, the issue is to focus on one task or idea at a time instead of allowing ourselves to be overwhelmed with data. The flirty Gemini New Moon adds an exciting edge to the air early in the week, followed by the Summer Solstice on Wednesday when the Sun shifts into loving Cancer. We get glimpses of the big changes ahead when the cosmic rock and roll takes us to a new level over the next six months. The tempo of life picks up speed as expansive Jupiter slips into restless Gemini for a yearlong visit. Additionally, speaking the truth can stir up relationship trouble as messenger Mercury forms anxious aspects with revolutionary Uranus and transformational Pluto. Thankfully, the compassionate Pisces Moon enables us to soothe emotional turmoil.
On June 20, the Sun enters Cancer, marking the Summer Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the first day of winter below the equator. This nourishing and protective sign puts family and personal matters in the foreground. Yet the cuddliness and safety we seek may be upset with the Sun’s opposition to Pluto and square with Uranus on June 29th. These can trigger major changes, including the toppling of leaders. Flexibility is a key to overcoming fear when we encounter the unexpected.
This is a weekend to celebrate with the evocative Moon’s presence in playful Leo on Friday and Saturday. Setting cares aside to open hearts and enjoy life without any selfish ambitions reduces tension and invites fun. The mood is more serious on Sunday with a lunar entry into earthy Virgo, encouraging a more grounded approach to relationships.
The Summer Solstice 2012
The Air Signs
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
The New Moon in Gemini enables you Air Signs to make a fresh start in any area of life you choose. The stars are encouraging this in other ways as well. Whatever goals you have, this is your chance to catch the tide and see success happen in your life. Your home and family life seems to be important in a positive and upbeat way. This energy is perfect for transforming your property or even for putting your house on the market. There is also a very powerful trine between the Sun and Neptune, which paves the way for a magical and magnetic romantic liaison. But remember to keep your feet on the ground. Meanwhile a change in your financial status may affect your social life in a big way. Your finances are highlighted from Wednesday, so you may want to invest in a project or even a romantic relationship, but may need support to do so. A major square between Uranus and Pluto pushes you to let go of painful emotions from the past. It’s the perfect time to take a course or class or even to teach one. Your career comes into focus now, so this may be a chance to get your priorities in order. Which life goals are most important to you. Make a list. It may be time to make a start on them. The square between Uranus and Pluto suggests some subconscious tensions, which may be due to partnership issues. Don’t let buried feelings erupt. Make a stand or talk heart to heart.
Your Love Week—Air Signs: The amorous planet Venus will finally start moving forward next week, making this a perfect time to complete unfinished personal business. Flirtatious behavior is appropriate all week long starting with the friendly Gemini New Moon on Tuesday and ending with the bold Leo Moon on Friday and Saturday. Striking up casual conversations enlivens even the most routine outing. You know how to be playful without ruffling feathers now that chatty Mercury is traveling through sensitive Cancer. Sharing intimate issues in a discreet manner is bound to enrich your relationship life. Telling someone you care might make all the difference in the world. Friends and organizations enliven your personal life this weekend with the expressive Leo Moon shaking things up on Friday and Saturday. Working for a cause is a great way to meet someone new or add a sense of purpose to a current flame. You should be ready to rock when it comes to relationships. The Moon’s presence in demonstrative Leo heats up personal matters. Don’t play it cool when passion is the key that opens the door to love. It’s better to go too far than to keep your feelings to yourself. Outgoing people with lots of energy and the courage to express themselves freely are your best companions now. After the Moon slips into discerning Virgo on Sunday, you will know if you want to take the romance to the next level.
The Fire Signs
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
Get ready for take off this week with a New Moon in Gemini paving the way for greater self-expression, more networking and connecting too. Start writing, teaching, learning or selling projects. That way you give your talents a chance to blossom. The focus also shifts to your home; it’s maybe time for a de-clutter. But despite all of this you are caught up in a situation in which you want blaze a trail. Whoever you take on – don’t be too rash! Lots of subtle changes take place against a backdrop of even greater change. The New Moon is perfect for powering up your social life and making new connections. Make this a priority now. At the same time you are at that point in the year when it helps to slow down and reflect on life. What you have achieved and what do you want for the future? Partnerships and relationships have been in focus for some time, and this phase continues. The New Moon in this zone is perfect for helping you to make a fresh start whether with a new business partner or new lover. You can also take the relationships you have to a new level. Your career is picking up and if you are dating your love life is a riot. You seem to be having a lot of fun. Expressing your opinions honestly might scare off a timid person who’s probably not your type. Hold out for the one who can challenge your head and your heart. The square between Uranus and Pluto suggests that a change in your beliefs may change your lifestyle. Uranus square Pluto encourages you to use your creativity to transform your finances. The passionate Leo Moon inspires your desire for higher learning and faraway places on Friday and Saturday. Travel expeditions and educational experiences might put you in the mood for love. Sharing these mind-expanding activities strengthens your current partnership or fires up a potential new one.
Your Love Week—Fire Signs: Clear your calendar for playtime this weekend with the Moon dancing in dramatic Leo on Friday and Saturday. You will know just how far to push it in your pursuit of pleasure, finding it easy to attract admirers without coming on too strong. It’s time to step out and shine this week. Going too far in your search for fun is almost impossible now. As long as you obey the laws and don’t hurt anyone, there are no limits on how hard you can play. The spotlight is on you so you might as well put on an unforgettable show. You can make a heart connection almost anywhere you go. The confident Leo Moon empowers you to take the leadership role and run with it. Putting on a positive face, even under tough circumstances, earns you appreciation, admiration and allies. You might need a day of rest and recovery after the Moon enters practical Virgo. Graciously handling your responsibilities puts you in good stead this weekend. Good friends lighten the load on Sunday by inviting you to join in enjoyable group activities so you can take your mind off your work for a while. Sunday, requires a lighter touch when exercising self-restraint and paying attention to details matter. Discussing delicate issues takes time; let patience be your guide and listen at least as much as you talk.
The Water Signs
Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
It’s Solstice week which means the Sun moves into the water sign of Cancer, lifting your spirits and helping you to focus on what is important to you. There is also a New Moon in Gemini, which you can use to make a fresh start in your spiritual life. Join a meditation class, find a teacher or start a dream diary. Your home and family life seems to be important in a positive and upbeat way. The New Moon on Tuesday is perfect for transforming your property or even for putting your house on the market. There is also a very powerful trine between the Sun and Neptune, which paves the way for a magical and magnetic romantic liaison. But remember to keep your feet on the ground. Meanwhile a change in your financial status may affect your social life in a big way. One of the more sensitive areas of your life is in focus. Your sex life, joint financial affairs and hidden agendas may be becoming a talking point. Whether you need advice, counseling or a chat with a good friend, it helps to get things off your chest. Later you may be keen to explore – a travel adventure may beckon. You may not see eye-to-eye with your partner on Wednesday, but this should pass. Don’t make a mountain out of a molehill. It’s time to aim high! The square between Uranus and Pluto, suggests that a lifestyle change may transform you in positive ways. Time to do what you need to do.
Your Love Week—Water Signs: Your love light is nearly impossible to resist, Water Signs. However, you may need to pump up your self-confidence to really enjoy being around others this week. Showing your best self increases your chances for a deeper connection. Expressing your heart’s desires at the right moment may be all you need to do. Graciously handling your responsibilities puts you in good stead this week. The confident Leo Moon on Friday and Saturday empowers you to take the leadership role and run with it. Putting on a positive face, even under tough circumstances, earns you appreciation, admiration and allies. The proud Leo Moon’s could occupy your time with work. But a playful approach to any task can turn it into an opportunity for fun and maybe even spark an unexpected attraction. Dress up to put yourself in the mood required to tap into social opportunities and inspire romantic relationships. You can make chores seem like a game now by being bold and creative in your actions. Sunday offers even greater chances for connecting with someone special as a lunar transit pulls the people you admire into your orbit. Good friends lighten the load by inviting you to join in enjoyable group activities so you can take your mind off your work for a while.
The Earth Signs
Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn
There is quite a focus on your personal financial life, with the New Moon in Gemini encouraging you to rethink your budget, and make a fresh start money wise. You might also want to buy new clothes or go on a spending spree to increase your self-esteem. There’s plenty to keep you occupied as far as your career and life goals are concerned. The New Moon on Tuesday is perfect for making professional connections to key people, who may be able to help you get ahead. It’s also good if you are starting a new job or contract. Your social life perks up, so allow time to relax and have fun too. But you may find that love and romance, and unexpected events connected with them, rock your world. Your health, work, and lifestyle are highlighted, encouraging you to look more deeply at your core values – the ones that guide the decisions that run your day to day schedule. A New Moon is perfect for making changes to your diet, exercise habits, job and much more. Zero in on your goals and start to achieve them. You seem to be developing a deep psychic connection with someone too. Could be special. A move may change and transform your agenda. The major aspect between Uranus and Pluto may bring up spiritual and existential issues that could cause some inner tensions. Be authentic about what you really want deep down. Don’t give in to others demands.
Your Love Week—Earth Signs: The action for you this week is on the fringes and in the quiet corners of social gatherings. This behind-the-scenes approach works for you. While this energy could make you feel like an outsider, it’s also a perfect chance for cozy connections in out-of-the-way places. Get some rest because you will need it. There’s no halfway position when it comes to relationships this weekend. The risk-taking Leo Moon lights up the sky on Friday and Saturday, motivating you to give it all you’ve got. Investing more of yourself with the one you love or making bold moves with a potential new partner is essential. Sure, you may feel foolish by being so open emotionally, yet holding back keeps you out of the game. The pace changes significantly when the Moon changes signs on Sunday, raising your public profile and putting you in the middle of the action. Life is an adventure and you can travel anywhere you wish in your mind. Entertaining at your place makes sense. Being generous of spirit is the key to meaningful interactions, even if you feel like you’re not receiving all the love and attention you need in return. Giving more than you take pays off on. A perfect mix of practicality and play allows you to find pleasure working with a desirable partner or to have fun even when doing your chores.