For All Signs: Long-term aspects continue to suggest anger and violence in the psychic atmosphere. Fortunately a large percentage of us in the western world do not actually live in a reality that fully reflects such hostilities. However, we spend a lot of energy attending to the menu presented by the media. The style of many media presentations these days is intended to shock. If we repeatedly view these displays, we are leaving ourselves open to vicarious emotional trauma. Protect your emotional health and give particular attention to the sources of your information in these trying times.
Cancer The Crab: (June 21 -- July 21): The new moon on the 14th is in your sign. Its position suggests some unrest in your family, particularly among those who live at a distance. Although the peacefulness of recent weeks is disturbed, this is not a major situation. It will rectify quickly.
Aries: It may feel as though you are tied in ropes and dropped into the river right now. Forward motion is impeded by all types of challenges. One issue is money, another is responsibility for others. Your best option is to hold your breath and know there will be breakthroughs in August.
Taurus: Mars, the ancient god of war, is prominent in your sign at this time. Unfortunately, there are challenges related to expressing this assertive energy easily. You may not feel up to tackling what you know you need to do right now. This is a temporary physical and emotional dip. Be at peace. Your time will come.
Gemini: Will wonders never cease? This week your planetary ruler is not aspected! The cosmic energies are providing little real direction and you are free to come and go as you like. This is a good excuse to slow down, catch up on leftover items, and generally kick back before the next stroke of inspiration.
Leo: This is a very good time to look inward. Take a break for R&R if possible, kick back and see what rises to the surface. You are nearing the end of a very long haul and now it is time for reflection. You have worked hard and accomplished a lot in the last three years. What is your next creative venture?
Virgo: Venus enters your sign this week. Her presence gives you an air of poise and beauty, and people will simply like how you look. Often when Venus is prominent we become more interested in art forms. We think more about improving our relationships.
Libra: A bit of R&R is in order. You are in need of some time for introspection and reflection. Although the Librans are fond of people activities, now is a good time for a relative withdrawal into the quiet.
Scorpio: Either you or your partner wants to press for decisions about the relationship at this time. Yet you know it isn't wise to leap right now. It would be premature for one of you and that could spell disaster down the road. Let things be and look at the situation again at the end of the summer.
Sagittarius: This is a period of optimism and lively self expression. Relationships are going well and you feel like celebrating in general. You are interested in developing partnerships and those with clientele are experiencing an upswing. Others are inclined to give you gifts or assistance in any way you need.
Capricorn: You may be feeling as though you are doing time this week. The labor is challenging, and the reward seems minimal. It's possible this summer represents a critical turning point. If you can see significant signs of hope in the fall, keep it up.
Aquarius: You may feel emotionally fatigued during this period. Difficulties concerning family, property or partner may be worrisome. Do your best, but do not push the river to make things happen right now. The challenges are out of your control. Meditate, contemplate and hold to peace in your heart.
Pisces: Cosmic signals continue to point at your health, both mental and physical. Many Pisceans are choosing to believe in their dreams in spite of the practical realities around them. This summer brings a final warning before serious consequences develop. You may pretend to deny the truth, but others who care about you know.
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