BORN THIS WEEK
Ashley Olsen + Mary-Kate Olsen (June 13, 1986) The mythic Gemini twins, Castor and Pollux, are actually quadruplets with sisters—Clytemnestra and Helen (of Troy)—who symbolize the two-fold active/passive nature of Gemini women. On their eighteenth birthday, the Olsens became joint CEOs of Dualstar, which was founded in 1993 to market their films and merchandise. They may’ve started as the faces that launched a thousand deals for others, but they now run their own multi-million dollar venture that spans the industries of fashion, publishing, and entertainment.
ARIES For all your strategizing, you can’t control outcomes or the choices others make. Indeed, a sure way to see plans fall through is to push for their happening. Saturn direct Monday in your cosmic zone of “others” causes sudden shifts in status between you and significants. Embrace your authority in partnerships without necessarily wielding it. Let colleagues make power plays but resist giving in to competitive urges. You gain through concession and by asking little in return. That Aries ego is way healthier when you master emotions. Doing so magnetizes desired outcomes, and a certain elusive someone, to you.
TAURUS Gearing up for the Lunar Eclipse, Wednesday, you possess extra insight into mass consciousness. Projects that require tapping into the Zeitgeist get a cosmic green light. But individual connections can get short shrift. Best to let loved ones know in advance that you may be emotionally M.I.A. The last thing you need is a lecture series on the internal failings of the modern Taurus. Mercury’s move into Cancer, Thursday, signals blasts from the past. You are inspired to reclaim parts of your being you put on a shelf. Old plans may be dusty, or talents a bit rusty, but you’ll revisit them to successful delight.
GEMINI Solidarity is key. Despite differences with coworkers or family members, you must function as a united front. It’s the only way to ward off hostile takeovers, rampaging distant relatives, or other barbarians at the gate. Mercury’s opposition to Pluto, squaring Uranus, is amped by the Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday. This causes disinformation and accusations, to which your conditioned response should be: “Let’s set a time next week to discuss it.” By then, whatever it is will have blown over. A Capricorn Moon in limbo is a beautiful thing on Saturday—it’s your cue for a solo excursion to reacquaint with yourself.
CANCER Struggles ease at home, Monday, as Saturn ends its near interminable retrograde. Expect smooth sailing for any literal reconstruction or repair. And that goes double for ideological new designs for living. The recent Cancerian theme of creativity bleeds into the domestic sector, opening the door on imaginative modes of habitation. Sun and Mercury conjunct, trining Neptune, by Thursday, focuses you inward. Where you dabbled in so-called spiritual disciplines, you now ardently devote. Metaphysical workouts seem plain old practical. They reinforce your belief that life is sweetest when you’re still and meditative.
LEO Certain victory is yours, as a long-pursued goal is achieved. Just remember, this is a single step in a series of triumphs you’d like to encounter. So don’t rest on your laurels, but redouble efforts, especially until Wednesday’s Lunar Eclipse. You’re a gambler, that’s a fact. And by Friday, up pops a prospecting opportunity. Luck is no lady now, but a fickle child. Best to employ restraint and impose limits on indulging your need for it to smile on you. If a fortune is truly yours to make, it can only be had on your noblest terms. A mate or would-be date is having difficulty connecting. Love requests your immediate presence.
VIRGO Individual friends wonder why you keep them separate. They’d be relieved to know it’s nothing insidious, like you dish them to one another. Actually, you treat them all the same—as sounding boards. With Saturn direct, now, you get called on the carpet. The burning question: Why do you detail your life to a friend, soliciting her advice, only to repeat this process umpteenth times with others, seeming to not heed the guidance? The answer: You’re slow to digest situations and make changes. Which works for you. But, in the meantime, you must strive to absorb information and others’ sagas and situations, too.
LIBRA Nobody does diplomacy better. And your current brand of persuasion entails tempering pushiness with aplomb, brute force with benevolence. More than anyone, you feel the freeing effects of Saturn going direct in your sign, Monday. Most everything is simpler. And let it be. Give those you’re seeking to sway surplus space so they scarcely notice crawling into the palm your hand. That said, you must be a harder nut than ever when it comes to principles. Muster extra backbone to bark down those who think you’re easily bullied. They’ll tremble, mumble apologies and thank you for it when you righteously fight back.
SCORPIO Continue to keep expectations low in family dealings. The Scorpio Moon opposing Mars, Monday, can see your feelings torn if worn on your sleeve. Cut emotional losses once and for all; and be thankful you work daily for increased sanity and serenity. You do that, right? Well, the Lunar Eclipse, Wednesday, presents a pop quiz on the subject. People will disappoint, but only if you let them. Meanwhile, look around at all the smiling faces offering near unconditional love and support. Do they not deserve your attention more than eternal dementors? Earthly delights impart little thrill, as you wax monkish by weekend.
SAGITTARIUS This week signals the return of Sadges to their outsized senses. Just gearing up to the Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday, you take up more real and metaphoric space. Saturn’s retrograde kept you uncharacteristically cloistered; but it goes direct now, conspiring, with that eclipse, to put you back at the helm biz-wise, in the headlines, buzz-wise, and on a hedonistic trip that’ll make Jim Morrison turn over in his chaise in the South of France. Jupiter trine Pluto, Friday, sees you weeding out buds who try to tone you down. You’re also on the make for other people’s money to invest in those light bulbs flashing in your mind.
CAPRICORN This is the moment you’ve waited for since January, when you created a business plan, proposal, or prospectus, only to see it stall. So with ruler Saturn going direct, Monday, prepare ye the way of global success for an original idea of which you must be visibly proud. Humility is a liability, especially, come Thursday, when Mercury and Pluto put the Cap Moon through its paces. You must act as if you already have all that you need— the giant office, the ultimate pad, even the killer wardrobe. Reality has every intention of catching up with your convictions, though they be imagined. There’s magic in that word!
AQUARIUS Compassion is tantamount to tough love. Remember that, as you’re on the receiving end of it now. The Lunar Eclipse occurs in the commie-pinko sector of your chart where power is shared. It’s very Aquarian; or should be. However, you often labor under the misapprehension that you’re the gods’ gift to the universe. You are, in fact, one of twelve. But since your special talents veer toward the guru-esque, conceit that you “know best” can overtake your message, which is typically democratic if not utopian in nature. It’s okay to be “just the messenger.” It’s only when your delivery is pompous that people want to kill you.
PISCES Redemption is yours now. Forget cats. It’s Fish that have nine lives. And there’s truth to that darkness before the dawn jazz, so hang in there, baby. With the Lunar Eclipse on Wednesday, you receive forgiveness from friends who claim you’ve been fairweatherish (you have) and reprieves from work wardens who’ve found you whining (you were.) But the big boost comes on Friday, when the Sun and Mercury trine ruler Neptune and Chiron in Pisces. This singles you out for a promotion, award, or some form of advancement. Don’t turn your nose up at what appears to be a lateral move. It’s actually upwardly diagonal.