The Crab: (June 21 -- July 21)
This is a most refreshing time of year for the Moon Children. You are considering your plans for the next round of fall-winter-spring. Your attitude is optimistic. You have "go" signals in the areas of education, the law, publicity and travel. Make the most of it.
For All Signs: We have been experiencing a major planetary configuration since last summer: Saturn is opposite Neptune. This aspect continues through the current summer. Every illusion, delusion or fantasy is being held up to the test of hard reality. Personally we are pressured with the results of whatever has been our long-term personal addiction along with its parallel denial processes. The cosmos has put up a sign: "Time's up! You've been warned. Now things are cracking. Change is mandated, and the time is now." Fantasies feed the spirit and warm our hearts. But if we have not kept them in balance with consensus reality, they are falling apart. Those who are balanced are being called upon to care for others.
Aries: A fresh phase of attention will continue through early August. Issues of money and resources or matters of personal values will be prominent as motivators. Be aware of the temptation to identify with that which you deem important, whether it is a material object or an idea.
Taurus: If your career direction is not meeting the basic needs, you may be forced to stop and reevaluate. Mars, the god of war, enters your sign and will be with you through the summer. It will give you the courage to make difficult choices and change your trajectory, if that becomes necessary.
Gemini: Your mind is hazy and you must give your full attention to anything in your life that you deem very important. Remember that your ruling planet, Mercury, is retrograde right now. Avoid making significant decisions now. Research and contemplation are favored. Wait before you take action.
Leo: It is normal to feel somewhat lethargic and more somber during the month just prior to one's birthday. At this time the sun is figuratively at its darkest, and you are experiencing a natural low. Don't take the dip too seriously. It is meant to happen this way, so that you can rest before your new year begins.
Virgo: Cosmic conditions are ripe for you to worry and fuss over every little thing, particularly so early in the week. After the weekend you will trade in the critic for a dose of healthy self-assertion. Your body will enjoy a workout. Travel and legal matters are favored.
Libra: You are particularly involved with the issue of discerning what is romantic illusion versus what is more solid and reasonable. This could be occurring in the areas of love, child rearing, friendship and creativity. Your lean at this time is toward the more careful and conservative.
Scorpio: The next few weeks is focused heavily on the "others" in your life and the state of your relationships. Look for ways to renew and share energy with your partner, business associates and close friends. Your temptation is to pressure others to your point of view, but work toward win-win solutions instead.
Sagittarius: You are on hold in many areas of your life at this time. This is particularly so in the areas of loan execution, shared finances and decisions about investments. You are waiting upon things to feel clear and right to you, but this is not likely to happen until mid-July.
Capricorn: You are looking at the practical side of things on every hand. Most of your decisions are cautious. For a long time it has not been truly clear just how much money or value you command. This summer you will be more clear about the reality of your situation, and that will be a blessed relief.
Aquarius: You prefer the rosy hue over your mood right now. Meanwhile, conditions concerning partner or significant other continue to present you with earthy challenges. The extent of this situation is based on the extent to which you have deviated from practical realism.
Pisces: This is not the time to draw conclusions about your relationships based solely upon your feelings. Your mind is on vacation somewhere, and under the present conditions you could be misunderstanding cues and making incorrect assumptions. Leave any suspicions suspended for two or three weeks.
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