Cancer The Crab (June 20-July 21)
The sun returns "home" to your sign this week. You likely will find it to be energizing. Now is the time to focus on new plans for this next year of your life. While the Sun continues its path through your sign, notice how its warmth is bringing inspiration into your heart.
For All Signs: Here we are at the summer solstice and the first of seven clashes between Uranus and Pluto. (I am writing this in April.) The global news is probably major. Given the news in April, one of the things happening may be the foreshadow of the petrodollar demise. Iran is looking for ways to trade with other countries without using the dollar bill. The loss of the petrodollar will not be favorable to the U.S. economy, and "we the people" will be called upon to make many adjustments. Change is rarely easy, but we must maintain hope that it will ultimately be for the Greater Good.
Aries: There is significant emphasis on your health at this time. Your reflexes are either too fast or too slow. This is a temporary aberration and will pass soon. You have a major challenge from an authority figure.
Taurus: It is possible that you are taking a sober look at one or more relationships. Perhaps you are choosing to disengage from relationships altogether while you pause for reflection. Even the very closest friends cannot know each other from the inside, and it is times like these when we recognize our existential solitude.
Gemini: Communications with lovers and children may be challenging this week. If you are considering a proposal or an idea that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Don't invest what you cannot afford to lose.
Leo: The Lions experience an annual twist of fate. For one month beginning at the summer solstice every year, it is a time of retreat. This time is meant to help you recharge and become more clearly in touch with your inner self. Allow extra time to meditate, reflect, journal and read spiritually uplifting material.
Virgo: You may feel challenged by a financial matter early in the week, but you will find a solution. Your struggle to set boundaries is bearing a positive yield. People around you are giving you more space. Clear the decks toward the end of the week for a shift in gears on the 25th.
Libra: You are usually tactful but this week you may slip here and there. You are delivering news that is not the best, but your message is practical and as honest as you know. Libra always wants to keep people happy, and it may be hard for you to deliver such messages. Do the best you can to present your ideas with compassion.
Scorpio: It is possible you are experiencing major tension with co-workers, tenants, or employees. This could also include pets. You are following the rules, but the others do not, which puts you in a really uncomfortable place. Don't tattle or things will look worse for you. Drive with intentional caution.
Sagittarius: You may be feeling discouraged by circumstances related to your partner right now. The time moves on fairly quickly. Perhaps you are feeling victimized by the holes in your childhood. Maybe you have fresh news that has lifted the veil on some of your perceptions. It is sad but brief.
Capricorn: One part of you is looking for escape from the crucible of your own belief systems. If this does not come from the inside, you will be challenged from the outside to crack a belief system and allow the rush of a gulp of fresh air. The freedom will be exhilarating once the struggle is over.
Aquarius: Your power of concentration is particularly strong. You might be prone to somber thinking or at worst, pessimism and fear. It is important that you use your focus for the good in your life rather than in self-criticism and destructive thinking. If you are hearing negative self-talk, change the channel.
Pisces: The intuitive visionary in you is especially strong at this time. You may serve as the Voice for a greater spiritual purpose if you keep your ego out of the picture. Give to the Greater Whole whatever is within you that needs expression. But if you do this in service of the ego, you could make a mockery of it.
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