Belated weekly horoscopes. Astrologically the most important day of the week is Wednesday. It’s the day of the Summer Solstice, which takes place at 5.24 am, London time, which is 9.24 pm on Tuesday in Los Angeles. It’s the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, and symbolically it’s a time when things peak. Things reach their height, before their inevitable decline, and from now on the days will get shorter, as Winter approaches. Of course in Australia one’s perspective is the opposite. But for us inhabitants of the Northern Hemisphere, it’s a reminder that nothing lasts forever, and at the moment of our maximum vitality death and decay are shuffling into the waiting room.
Wednesday also sees a conjunction between the Sun and Mercury, in the first degree of Cancer. I think this does bring a change, and also the possibility of a catastrophic failure of judgement. Something moving in one way, could so easily move in another. If you have been watching a price, and it has kept moving in a particular direction – up or down – don’t be surprised if the direction changes.
My horoscopes for the twelve signs, for the week starting on Monday June 19 2017, are as follows:
Aries It’s time to back off. You’ve taken something as far as you can, at least in the short-term, and it’s now time to retreat. You can come back later, when the situation has improved. Nonetheless, you might be temped to plough on regardless, using more and more energy to achieve less and less. Such an approach could be exhausting.
Taurus If you’re not sure what you want to say, then you don’t have to say anything. You’ve little to gain and plenty to lose. As the week progresses the people close to you may become increasingly difficult. They’ll become agitated, and they won’t know how to make the best use of their energy. Perhaps you can calm them down, perhaps you can stay out of their way.
Gemini The Sun and Mercury are moving out of your star sign. To an extent you move out of the spotlight, and you can start focusing on other things. For example you finances. It may be the summer, but there are things you can do to make yourself richer and more comfortable. However if you only focus on money there could be a financial loss, strange as that might sound.
Cancer It’s your time of year, when the Sun moves into your star sign. You’re the person at the centre, the one with the bright ideas. However it’s important to keep an open mind, and not to be overly influenced by the powerful feelings that are such an important characteristic of your star sign. Pressures connected with home and family need to be compartmentalized.
Leo You understand the world, or so it feels, and the more you think about it, the more right you feel. However bear in the mind that Mercury is making a conjunction to the Sun, your ruler. At a critical point you could fail to see the big picture, and as a result you could get yourself into a situation that is difficult to get out of.
Virgo What do you want? What are you dreaming of? Everything starts somewhere, and a thought can become a possibility, a possibility can become a plan. But don’t be too critical – allow yourself to have hopes for the future, even if the hopes sound crazy. Use your Virgo materialism in a constructive way, building your future strand by strand.
Libra There is a lot of activity in the career sector of your solar chart. and this is where you need to focus you energy. You can make your mark, helped by the fact that other people will be slacking off. However there may be situations where you have to hold someone back. They want to do something crazy, and it’s you that stands between them and disaster.
Scorpio There are more things in heaven and earth… than are dreamt of in a Scorpio’s philosophy. So don’t be narrow-minded, and consider the possibility that your view of the world is based on a narrow set of experiences. And if you have a surprise, that contradicts everything you believe in, don’t be afraid of enacting some kind of transformation.
Sagittarius People change. One moment calm and rational, the next moment super-intense. And with the Sun and Mercury moving out of Gemini, the pace is likely to heat up. In terms of relationships, don’t make commitments unless you know what you’re doing, and new relationships should be treated with great caution. Still, if you can handle the emotional pace, there’ll be plenty of fun.
Capricorn There is now a great deal of emphasis on the sign Cancer, which is directly opposite Capricorn. You start thinking about the other person – whether it is enemies, colleagues or partners. That means understanding what making them tick, and being ready to compromise. If you’re a single Capricorn, then someone new is waiting in the wings – but can you recognize them?
Aquarius It’s tough being right. You don’t get the appreciation you deserve, and you watch other people make mistakes, which you know were absolutely avoidable. If you want to be listened to, then you have to prepare your arguments very carefully. Also, you need to work on a psychological level, slowly making your case.
Pisces It’s a time of year when you can enjoy yourself, and tune into the creativity which is such an important feature of your star sign. And if you can spend time by a large stretch of water, then so much the better. However towards the end of the week Mars starts aspecting Jupiter. Someone is annoying, and if you don’t distance yourself from them, annoyance could turn to anger.