The Summer Solstice this year will bring the usual feelings in all signs of impending doom, a need to eat mindless amounts of comfort food, or an overwhelming sadness and need to sleep. Other side effects may include a need to bake desserts, visit Pier 1 and buy the new fall dining table decor, and purchase unneeded Fall-ish items.
That’s the sun’s waning effect playing against our modern lifestyles. We’re supposed to be gathering and storing, slowing down, and preparing for winter. Unfortunately, this manifests itself in a myriad of undesirable ways. Ordering more crap from Amazon.com and eating dozens of cookies is not what nature intended. Nevertheless, to the horoscopes:
Virgo: Aug 23- Sept. 22
Stop stalking your love interest. They are not interested. You seem to enjoy ignoring the obvious, and you are so ‘cool’ and ‘real’, that you end up seeing mostly what you want to see, not what truly is. Work on that. The stars suggest a trip to Pier 1, as you enjoy the best life has to offer, and this will take your mind off what’s-her-name for a while. Throw a party. Mingle.
Libra: Sept. 23-Oct. 22: You could stand a bit of spending on essentials after all your hard work and saving. It’s ok to have more than rotten vegetables in the fridge, and one pathetic cup of yogurt. You have no towels. Or a phone. Ditto the car. Anyway, you get the idea. Stop being the starving artist. Your obsession to never be poor will inevitably draw the poor energy into your life. Haven’t you heard that what you fear most is what gets drawn your way? Enjoy the abundance of life. Don’t worry.
Scorpio: Oct. 23-Nov 22: You’ve been working hard at keeping negativity at bay, cultivating friendships, maintaining a consistent work ethic, and routine. Now, of course, the stars, and your personal Scorpion need for challenge, excitement, mystery and change is kicking in hard. This is Pluto’s fixed deep water, at war with Mars hot, mercurial intensity. When things get too easy, you get bored, and are likely to sabotage your own best interests in the name of new pursuits. The problem is, this doesn’t fulfill you in the long run. In fact, you are one of the least contented signs long-term. You always dig too deep, get a bit paranoid, and can suffer greatly with depression. You need to surround yourself with positive people who are strong enough not to get pulled down by your highly intense negative power surges. Involving yourself in consistently serving others in a noble or spiritual cause will give you an inner contentment that your job and even family cannot provide.
Sagittarius: Nov. 22- Dec. 21: Summer’s ending and sun waning don’t thrill you unless you can continue to stay active. Look for leadership positions now, and be willing to listen as well as you speak. You’ll be looking for a partner in adventure, but the pull of commitment can leave you feeling scared. Remember that adventure that is shared is the best kind. Guess what? Commitment is just another of life’s greatest adventures.
Capricorn: Dec 22- Jan. 19: Your drive and determination have gotten you far. You also usually know how to keep your work and personal life balanced, but lately, you may be striving to prove yourself to be as important and vital as always. This cycle is ending this year, as change is offering up a chance for more of a mentoring role, requiring less drudgery on your part, and more consulting. Your hard work is paying off. Allow yourself to trust others to have your back, and let them take the lead. You trained them, let them show you what they have learned.
Aquarius: Jan 20- Feb. 18: You’ve been in the limelight lately, and everyone loves you, but you don’t always seem to value that, because a certain adoration has always been there. But that adoration is superficial to some degree. True friends know your heart, your pains, your struggles, not just your peppy Facebook posts. Don’t be afraid to be real. This is the season to dig deeper into yourself, be introspective, and find a new layer of depth in yourself. You have enough heart to share.
Pisces: Feb 19- March 20: The time for crying and struggling are ending. You are coming into your own. You are healing and becoming the person you have always had the potential to. You have trouble accepting others who to you, seem inferior , because they threaten your own sense of identity. It’s time to grow past that, because your own self-esteem increases as the year comes closer to its end. You begin to realize that nobody is perfect, not even you, but that doesn’t mean you will wallow in the mire. You accept that pain is part of growth, and embrace it!
Aries: March 21- Apr. 19: Get your head out of the clouds and come down to Earth now and then. Quit partying so much and enroll in some college classes! Another vodka and Tequila night? Really? Look at your life.
Taurus: April 20- May 20: You’ve been quiet lately. Unlike you, unless you’re brooding and a big Taurean storm is brewing. Channel your great energy into cooking for others this fall- it feels good to give. Forgiving is nice, too. Not everyone can be as perfect, methodical, hard-headed, and RIGHT as you! Work out, play racquetball, or adopt a cat.
Gemini: May 21- June 20: Your life has calmed down lately. You’ve put away painful choices and memories. You’ve switched over to your practical side and are feathering your nest. But, what’s this? Love life on the back burner ? As long as you have breath, you cannot live without feeling in love for very long. It won’t be long before you throw caution to the wind again, as loneliness becomes stronger than practicality. This time, work on you first before that first date. Have you rid yourself of baggage, or just put a pretty tablecloth over it?
Cancer: June 21- July 22: You know, keep doing what you are doing and giving what you are giving, and that is always and exactly what you will keep on getting. Whether that will be an amazing and phenomenal life, or just lazy, piss-poor nothingness, you alone can determine. Your life is in a cycle of reciprocity. In other lives, rewards don’t seem to match effort, nor punishment match the crime. In your case, you tend to get immediate results commensurate to effort, so we suggest best efforts now. Only you can change you and your life.
LEO: I left you out at first, because so many of you annoy me. You take everything as a joke, with your unique sense of humor, so I know you won’t be too upset about the oversight . Here’s why you can suck: You’re an attention whore and your laughter, whether loud or just too frequent, rides my last nerve harder than a prize winning rodeo rider. Then there’s your supposed obsession with luxury. Boring. It’s more that you seem to want everything of everyone else’s that unhinges me, and I am watching you! Plus, there’s such a thing as overshare. Leos invented it. Your Fall will be a big blur of self- indulgence, followed by a winter of honing in on parties and conversations you were not invited to, telling stories nobody wants to hear. Luckily, I don’t know any of you personally who would read this, because you make me scared when you’re angry. 😉 Oh, on the positive- you are quite brave and altruistic, being very loyal to your true friends- too bad you have so few.