ON TUESDAY, the sun enters Cancer, summer begins, and the picnic season starts. We can use the extra light of this week of longest days to illuminate what’s really going on, to highlight the consequences of our actions, and to help us see the path ahead.
The asteroid Chiron, symbol of the wounded healer, is activated this week by aspects from Venus, the sun, and Mercury, encouraging us to use what we’ve learned through the tough twists and turns of our life. We don’t have to tell others what to do, just share our story, laced with the pearls of our hard-won wisdom. Venus is now in its own earthy sign of Taurus and encourages us to stay grounded no matter what we stir up through simple pleasures like fresh water, stretching our muscles in the sunlight, bursting fresh fruit, and summer romance.
As the weekend begins, no story seems to have a quick and easy answer; the situation really is as complex as it seems. We may feel vulnerable under sensitive Pisces, so don’t try to push anybody out of their comfort zone and into an unripe decision.
Tuesday evening’s summer solstice brings gentle magic and a longing to go back home. Our feelings deepen as Venus approaches a trine to Pluto at the end of the week. Taurus encourages us to hold on, so it can be hard to let go of any person or thing right now, but that may be exactly what is called for. We need to lighten our load to create room for the future.
FRIDAY, JUNE 16: Early morning sensitivity and confusion can morph into creativity midday, though people may stay thin-skinned. Look for an important revelation or understanding this afternoon. Conversation bubbles tonight, though don’t take it personally if attention spans are short.
SATURDAY, JUNE 17: We work with a sense of urgency as the moon enters Aries around noon, but notice that some of this pressure is an illusion. Add patience to keep it productive. Old wounds twinge, whether from sore muscles or tender psyches.
SUNDAY, JUNE 18: A macho Aries moon brings out a competitive streak this Father’s Day as well as a willingness to shift old patterns and try something new. Mental Mercury opposes serious Saturn and gives us the tenacity to persevere in tough discussions or to complete a project. Don’t get caught in a tug of willpower. Tonight, bittersweet and bitter mingle as the moon squares Pluto. Share the love.
MONDAY, JUNE 19: Hit the ground running as the Aries moon conjuncts changeable Uranus. Emotional soreness needs comforting tonight in order for us to distill new understanding. Cuddling helps as the moon enters Taurus.
TUESDAY, JUNE 20: Happy summer solstice. Slow and steady wins as Venus sextiles Neptune. Evening encourages warmhearted beauty as the sun enters Cancer tonight. Let the light of this longest day shine on what’s working, because this gratitude helps us handle all those dark corners.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21: Expect some disagreements around matters of the home; explore healthy compromise. Mixed feelings can pull us in many directions, but we know what we have to do for the moment. Let’s take care of ourselves without jumping into defensiveness.
THURSDAY, JUNE 22: Let this be a perfect summer’s day: Putter, meander, and swing in the hammock. Since the mood is not efficient, we might as well rest and recuperate. If we have to work, we can multitask and juggle possibilities better than concentrate. This afternoon’s beneficence blends into haunted edges later on.