Horoscopes for the Week of June 19, 2011
The Summer Solstice gets Taurus involved in community affairs and puts Leo at odds with the group.
BORN THIS WEEKPrince William, Duke of Cambridge (June 21, 1982)
We’ve long considered Prince Charming an archetype of the Cancer man; here, it’s more than metaphor. Like the symbol Crab which scuttles along sideways, male Moonchildren have a subtle way of insinuating their way into desired situations and people’s hearts. Born under the cardinal-water sign—think of a river—Cancer man rides on others’ emotions, like baby prince Moses flowing from one righteous mama to another. Cancer man seeks a strong woman as a mate. In life, he typically prefers playing the role of consort over king.
ARIESYou loom large, exuding unabashed confidence and signature superiority. A sudden switch may see you in charge of those who previously bossed you. Uranus in Aries in a Grand Cross with Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto, Monday, means you can only wield power by putting personal vendettas aside. Rivals can become vassals who do your bidding in exchange for your championing their wee causes. Sustaining authority entails delegating responsibility, thus empowering those in your keep. Mars enters Gemini, on the Solstice, Tuesday, inspiring lust in/for someone who might be considered too close for comfort.
TAURUSSupernatural forces swirl around you, like so many fairies, and you’ve nothing to lose by believing it is so. Jupiter in Taurus makes magical links to Neptune and the Sun on the Summer Solstice, Tuesday. This breathes life into goodly intentions, particularly those aimed at helping small groups or community efforts. You’re also being guided away from so-called influential people to whose negative antics you’ve turned a blind eye. Give credit and affection, if they’ll still have it, to supporters you’ve underappreciated. Be mindful of money on Thursday, when an unaspected Venus can let it slip through your fingers.
GEMINISuperficiality is your bête noire du jour. (You don’t like it.) With the Sun leaving and Mars entering Gemini, you’re intolerant of puffery, popping anything full of hot air with your pointed remarks. You’re particularly suspicious of people intent on placing you in an ivory tower. Significant others will become targets of your probe should they wax more polite than usual. You smell guilt and overcompensation a mile away. And don’t be talked out of trusting your instincts. Venus in Gemini trine Saturn keeps intuitions real. When Mercury goes rogue, Saturday, you’d sooner take a powder than live in a fool’s paradise.
CANCERThe stars lend teeth to determination as you purge nasty habits and kick wellness routines into high gear. The Sun enters Cancer and into a Grand Cross configuration with Saturn, Pluto, and Uranus, by Saturday, illuminating which circumstances in your life most need correcting. First, you must seek a synthesis of love and desire in a single relationship. Next, steer clear of pity partiers, admitting you’ve been one of them. More importantly, try to invest your nurturative nature where it can do the most good, for you. Emotional turmoil of the past has wrought pearls of wisdom in you, which are not to be cast before swine.
LEOWhat you consider monkey wrenches in plans are blessings in disguise that keep you from multi-tasking your way to a complete neuron burnout. With the Solstice, Tuesday, Mars enters Gemini, bringing tensions with a large group or organization to a head. Do not hesitate to close a door. Whatever you’re doing: If it feels like work, it’s probably not working. Yours should be a soft and easy path, focused on solo ambitions. You’re now meant to master the integration of more leisure into your life, all the time, so that you don’t get to the point of overindulging in fun to escape. That becomes a trap in itself.
VIRGOBeating the system or getting others to do your dirty work is a short-lived prospect. After the Solstice on Tuesday, you divine a new order emerging. Taking short cuts is passé and transparency is the new black. Expect a shakedown on the work front by week’s end, and prepare to be an open book. With Venus in free fall, Thursday, you may go out on a limb socially. There’s nothing wrong with running with a faster crowd, so long as it’s actually going somewhere. You should hobnob with more mover-shakers, if only to see that being one entails more grit than glamour, more water than wine, and more humility than hubris.
LIBRAThis is a gestation period, promising deliverance from outmoded paradigms. Give lingering projects your all to bring them to completion as early as Monday. By the Solstice, Tuesday, clear the proverbial decks, and your desk, for drafting new ideas. Mars in Gemini readies you for the directorial role of a lifetime. Leading others has never been a burning motivation, but it is a necessary formation to achieve desired goals. Not one but two ideas you put into the ether, months ago, get the go-ahead. It easily takes a village to manifest them. Venus on the loose, from Thursday, can attract misplaced affection.
SCORPIOAfter weeks of trying to please family, coworkers, clients and friends all clamoring for attention, focus is back on you. With the Solstice, Tuesday, you’re suffused with imagination. This comes as a relief to those with the soul of an artist who’ve been looking through an accountant’s eyes. With ruler Pluto’s participation in a Grand Cross on Saturday, you get that long-lost salad-days sensation. Realize it’s an unfettered feeling you can sustain. It requires refusing to fill every free moment, moving, simply, from one to the next. It may also entail rereading a thin novel or eating an ice that turns your tongue blue.
SAGITTARIUSYou can be too smart for your own good. Having spent time bettering yourself these past six months, you now exhibit all the signs of a terrifically together person. But Jupiter’s placement in your chart has “I’m fooling the world” written all over it. So maybe you’re just pretending. Other signs do show you’re itching to relive so-called relaxed, rebellious, or radical ways. That’s your choice. So long as you admit: You really didn’t bring your A-game to placate or silence naggers. You’ve become this radiant, actualized being for you. So, sure, if you don’t mind losing ground in your personal growth, go ahead and scratch.
CAPRICORNNetworking is key in your career moves, now, and you may need to involve close friends or family as well. This does not sit easy with you. But Mars entering Gemini in time for Solstice, Tuesday, should provide you the required objectivity to realize that giving loved ones the opportunity to participate in your dealings can make them happy. In truth, intimates often feel excluded from your professional life, unaware your intention is to not bore or bother them. But just as they wouldn’t snicker if you failed, loved ones won’t roll their eyes if called upon to help you achieve a success. You call it corny, we call it sharing.
AQUARIUSMake “no entangling alliances.” These were Washington’s very Aquarian words of advice upon leaving the presidency. They’re yours to live by now. But their message is deceptive. The fact is, one can make very enduring bonds without being entangled. While entangling ones are not likely to last. With ruler Uranus entangled in two Grand Crosses, Tuesday and Saturday, others may try to unduly tie themselves to you, catch you in their web of lies, or, even legally, ensnare you in some deal or contract. Heed Georgie. And make shows of appreciation to those nearest and dearest who emit no static cling whatsoever.
PISCESFreedom of expression is in the stars as Mars moves into Gemini by Tuesday. This provides impetus to convey feelings via creativity, but the faculty to do so may need developing. The most paradoxical sign, Pisces people possess great potential for artistic manifestation, but are just as inhibited in doing so. Now’s time to get you over this hump—or, existing Pisces artists, over an undoubtedly big hurdle. First, don’t think. Just grab a big brush, pen, spray paint can, fat chalk, or cake frosting, find a blank, legal surface, and go to town. Even if your art is commerce, or the cello, trust us, you need this kind of primal release.