Sat: Cancer season arrives, along with the summer solstice, moving us from our heads into our hearts.
Sun: The annular (“ring of fire”) solar eclipse in Cancer make this a powerful new moon, the first of two in this sign (the next is July 20).
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Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Wrap up a few of those extraneous errands and get ready to power down—or at least slow down—over the coming four weeks. On Saturday, the Sun exits your hyperactive third house and fluffs up the pillows in domesticated Cancer and your fourth house of home sweet home until July 22. Whether or not this is something you’ve been looking forward to, you can make good use of any downtime if you prioritize personal projects above work obligations and put your inner circle before random business interactions. Sunday’s solar (new moon) eclipse in Cancer, the final in a two-year series, may lead you to question what makes you feel truly “at home.” Is it the sense you get when you return after a long day at work or hang out with close friends? Are there colors or scents that trigger nostalgia? This eclipse may have you craving more of a sanctuary than merely a spot to hang your hat. If you’re pondering a move, this lunar light can help get your plans underway. Set an intention to be living in your “right” space by the corresponding Cancer full moon in January 2021. See the full week >
Taurus (April 20- May 20)
Set an intention to keep your schedule open and adaptable over the coming four weeks, Taurus. With the Sun buzzing into Cancer and your social third house for its annual visit, you may find yourself at the center of a web of activity. You don’t have to abandon your precious routines—or even do anything overly strenuous—but you might be pleasantly surprised by how much “mix-it-up” energy you have under this solar power surge! No need to travel far and wide when there’s plenty of action right in your own ‘hood (or a short ride away). The grass isn’t always greener elsewhere, yet it’s easy to overlook what’s under your nose. Sunday’s new moon solar eclipse in Cancer and your third house of kindred spirits could breathe life into a new platonic partnership—or finally help you get on the same page with someone you’ve been dancing around since this eclipse series began in July 2018. Make a point of reconnecting with like-minded contacts and investing energy in new friendships. Exciting news could arrive today regarding something you’ve been working on since the beginning of 2020. See the full week >
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
As your birthday season comes to an end, you can channel all that pent-up energy to even more productive use starting Saturday as the Sun sails into Cancer and your financial zone. If you’ve been a little too casual about your spending, this month-long transit might be a wake-up call you can’t hit snooze on. You could secure a raise, land a new job or find a profitable sideline that doesn’t eat into your precious “friend time.” If you’re in decent fiscal shape, how can you add more creativity to the daily grind? On Sunday, the solar (new moon) eclipse in Cancer—the penultimate of a two-year series—brings more momentum for your monetary goals. This cosmic tailwind gives you the confidence to make bolder-than-usual money moves. What skills have you been developing since July 2018? You may be ready to put a price tag on them or raise your rates before the year is through.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
It’s Cancer season! On Saturday, the luminous Sun blasts into your sign until July 22, giving you a cosmic hall pass to put your desires first. This being the summer solstice, it’s one of the best days—and nights—of the year for setting new intentions. What do you want to release in the coming 12 months, and what do you want to call in? Really feel each of these goals as you write them down. Then come up with a list of action steps you can take to begin to manifest them! Sunday is not only a Cancer new moon (the first of a rare pair this year!), but it’s also a game-changing solar eclipse. This is the culmination of events sparked over the past two years, when eclipses began crackling across the Cancer-Capricorn axis. If you’ve been making a concerted effort to build your dream, this solar lift is bound to deliver something major. Maybe you’re ready to step into the spotlight and showcase your talents and skills. A solo project or leadership opportunity could get fast-tracked. Buckle up and ride this ride—the seeds you’ve been nurturing since July 2018 are about to bear some serious fruit! See the full week >
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Saturday begins your annual month of slowing down as your galactic guardian, the luminous Sun, slips into Cancer and your twelfth house of release and transition. Consider this a personal retreat, and indulge those desires that don’t always get honored. Lighten your obligations and leave more time for processing your recent intense experiences and the complicated emotional responses they may have triggered. It’s tempting to just race on to the next one, but you won’t glean the lessons if you don’t stop long enough to meditate on them. On Sunday, surrender control and invite in the new. This may be bittersweet as the new moon solar eclipse in your twelfth house of endings brings a situation (or some aspect of it) to its natural completion. Sure, saying goodbye may tug at your heartstrings, but hanging on won’t bring back what once was. Since this is the last solar eclipse in a series that began activating the Cancer-Capricorn axis in July 2018, you may have known for a while that this transition was coming. You’re surrounded with support, Leo; all you have to do is ask. Do you have some lingering forgiveness work to do? Swallow your pride and clean up the relationship. This closure will set you free. See the full week >
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgo unbound! On Saturday, the Sun exits your hard-working career zone and sets sail for far more enticing ports of call as it enters Cancer and your innovative, eclectic eleventh house. From now until July 22, you have cosmic permission to jump ship from any cruise liner that feels restrictive or basic. Test the waters and see what you could create when you don’t feel limited by rules or judged by unqualified people. Unleash your inner visionary and seek out your fellow unicorns! Team Virgo could come out on top this Sunday, thanks to the Cancer solar (new moon) eclipse lighting up your eleventh house of collaborations. Pop the champagne, revel in the moment and reflect on all the successes you’ve achieved together over the past two years, when this series of Cancer-Capricorn eclipses began. Then, get real: Do you see true potential to grow with this group, or would it be better to dissolve and pursue separate paths? Don’t do yourself a disservice by sticking around just because of shared history. But if there’s more life in this collaboration, commit and go all in, Virgo! See the full week >
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Don’t worry about revealing your ambitious side, Libra. After all, your sign is one of the four “cardinal,” or goal-oriented ones, and whether you realize it or not, people look up to you and follow your lead. On Saturday, when the radiant Sun flashes into Cancer and your tenth house of professional success until July 22, you won’t be able to play small. This is a wonderful opportunity to put your ideas out into the world and see what resonates with people. Sunday marks the Cancer new moon solar eclipse—the penultimate one in a two-year series that began in July 2018—is cutting the ribbon in your career-driven tenth house. You’ve had your nose to the grindstone for the past couple years, and it’s been laying the groundwork for a professional victory over the next two weeks. Get the manifestation ball rolling by acknowledging what you’ve accomplished and expressing gratitude to the people who supported you along the way. If you’ve been dissatisfied with some aspect of your work, this new moon helps you make the necessary changes. No more operating on autopilot! Ask yourself: What skills and knowledge do I need to ascend even higher? See the full week >
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
On Saturday, the restless Sun blazes into Cancer and your adventurous ninth house until July 22. If you’ve been holed up in a private bubble or immersed in some larger-than-life emotional drama, you can decide to simply walk away from all that and connect with the wider world. If you work for yourself and can transport your “office” anywhere that has an Internet connection, get creative. A safe change of scenery would do you a world of good. Say what’s in your heart on Sunday as the Cancer new moon solar eclipse sets your candid ninth house on fire. Edit your language to keep it tactful, but don’t dilute your message in the process. No doubt, this missive has been a long time coming since today’s is the penultimate Cancer-Capricorn eclipse in a series that’s been striking your communication axis since July 2018. Over the coming two weeks, you could be offered an opportunity to publish your work, give a speech or get involved in a startup or launch. Keep your WhatsApp notifications on and cast a wider net in all your searches: A call could come from a far-flung contact. See the full week >
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Your summer of love kicks off on Saturday with the solstice, aka the first day of Cancer season! With the Sun firing up your eighth house of intimacy for the next four weeks, you can deepen a special relationship or attract someone with lasting potential. This is a time for dropping your guard and forging soul-deep connections. Strong desires get sparked by this transit, so be a little un-Archer-like and take things more to heart. Make a habit of checking in and asking, “How does this make me feel?” Sunday brings another burst of passion as the Cancer new moon solar eclipse erupts in that same, seductive eighth house. If you’re trying to figure out the future of a “situationship,” this new moon can illuminate a clear path forward. There’s no room for waffling, especially since this is the final Cancer eclipse in a series that’s been rattling your erotic cage since July 2018. Either your pairing becomes exclusive or you move on to a more satisfying union. Big money—anything from inheritances to royalties—could play a role in your world over the next two weeks. Debt hanging over your head? Take control and work out a settlement. See the full week >
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Take a moment—or the bulk of your Saturday—to refine your goals for the coming month. The Sun darts into Cancer and your seventh house of partnerships, giving committed relationships priority seating. This is also the summer solstice, a powerful day for setting new intentions. Go off by yourself, journal in hand, and deeply reflect on what you want to accomplish by July 22. It’s easy to shift into autopilot, but if you’re going to realize some of those lofty Capricorn dreams, you need to make sure you’re headed in the right direction! And if that doesn’t switch on your love light, just wait until Sunday’s solar (new moon) eclipse in Cancer. This is the penultimate eclipse in a two-year series that’s been hitting the Cancer-Capricorn axis since July 2018. Ready to make a quantum leap? Find the right hand to hold and dive in! Existing duos could become way more dynamic over the six months. Eclipses bring surprises, so when it comes to your creative and romantic alliances, make sure to remain open to exciting plot twists along the way. See the full week >
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Salud! Your fitness and self-care regimen become priority number one for the next four weeks as the luminous Sun lunges into Cancer and your sixth house of wellness until July 22. It’s not enough to avoid the “bad” stuff, Water Bearer. Optimal health is about choosing the foods, supplements and exercises that will give you the most energy, clarity and peace of mind. On Saturday, as the summer solstice arrives, set some midyear intentions for improving your own vitality, focusing on small, doable actions that you can keep up for a lifetime! On Sunday, your healthy-living zone gets another lunar lift from an activating solar (new moon) eclipse in Cancer—the penultimate in a two-year series on your axis of detoxification and healing. Eclipses bring the opportunity for a fast-moving fresh start, and Cancer is the nurturer of the zodiac. You’re being prompted to make some important changes in your life that will not only give you more energy but will support your greater goals. But don’t make it about deprivation and steely self-discipline. Infuse pleasure into your meals and movement at every opportunity. How’s that for Grade A motivation? See the full week >
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Ready for your big moment, Pisces? On Saturday, the bright, bold Sun strides into Cancer and your fifth house of amour, glamour and celebrity until July 22, drawing all eyes, and quite possibly the spotlight, to you. This much attention isn’t your usual jam, but when your 15 minutes of fame comes a’ knocking, you’d best oblige. If it’s too much pressure to have it be all about you, what message or good cause could you promote when you’ve got the mic? Think fast because this could happen any minute! Fame, glamour and romance continue to permeate your field on Sunday, when the solar (new moon) eclipse in Cancer revs up that same fifth house of creativity and amour. Trust the wisdom of your heart. You’ve been honing it well since this eclipse series began in July 2018. This new moon is the culmination of all that work you’ve been doing for the past two years. Single? You may fall for someone who doesn’t remotely meet your usual “criteria,” but give ’em a chance. Couples should bring more play into their sexytime. Laughter is a powerful aphrodisiac! See the full week >