Astrology

(Week of June 15 – 22, 2018)

By Linda Joyce

Decisions! What to wear, which party to attend, what class to take, which person to invite to lunch? Most choices seem simple, but are they based on your priorities or your need to please others? With the Sun in Gemini, it’s time to examine why you make the choices you do. Each choice you make shapes your destiny and tells the world what you deem is important. What gets first billing on your “To Do” List? Are you trying to eliminate the nonsense first, then tackle what’s of real importance to you? Big mistake. Let the trivial wait: book the audition or write a chapter in your book. Get used to living your life for what you want to achieve, not what you want to get rid of. Advice should only come from those you respect; listen to yourself. With Gemini strong, pay attention to what’s driving your choices. Are you in alignment with your goals? When you are, success is not that far away.

Aries (March 1st – April 19th)
Anger is an issue this week, and you may not even know why. Chances are it has to do with your high ideals; you want the world to be perfect, which of course it is not. With both Uranus and Jupiter in signs that rule finance, how you earn a living is now center stage. It’s nice to get a big paycheck, but basing your self-worth on something so mundane can cause resentment. Recognize you are so much more than your bank account and bring those lofty ideals into your everyday existence: share your knowledge, experience, and insight and use your ability to inspire others when appropriate. Now, all of you is represented. Relationships are not easy – there’s no time to be together. That can be fixed, but something has to be sacrificed. If you’re single, then you may fall in love from a distance. It’s only a band-aid, but it does keep your heart engaged, and it buys you some time.

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)
You’ve got a new feeling in your soul, and it’s not a silent one – it’s Uranus the awakener. This arbitrator of the unexpected has disturbed your patterns, and suddenly you’re not in control yet you feel more empowered. A kick from this planet has opened your eyes, and you realize you didn’t have a clue as to what was really going on. Independence is a central theme for the next few years, so you’ll have plenty of time to get used to it. Taurus erroneously believes that love means you take care of me, regardless of my actions. No, that’s you testing the waters and seeing how much you can get away with. For you to be the best you can be, you need to own your power, take care of yourself and risk comfort for achievement. You have considerable talent, but nothing of meaning manifests without self-discipline. The choice is twofold: fight against the current and exhaust yourself or pick yourself up and head for the finish line. If you go for the gold, you will win the prize and success will be yours.

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

You are an idealistic soul, and the burden of that is the quest for perfection – an impossible mission. Why not accept where you are and see the perfection of the big picture, not the individual parts. If each piece was perfect, the picture would not be appealing. Your career appears stuck, but it’s all about self-sabotage. It’s like committing to a partner you’re not attracted to but want to be with because he or she checks all your boxes. It’s never going to work in the end. Don’t stay in a job that is unfulfilling. You may think you have no options, but you won’t know until you try. When it comes to relationships, you prefer a partner who is independent and knows what he or she wants. You can get caught in the game, the intrigue and the longing rather than the person. That’s not healthy; when you meet your soul mate give up playing and seal the deal.

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)
Cancers love mystery, anything that takes them beyond certainty and into the unknown. It’s not surprising then that they themselves are mysterious beings. Their job is to own all their unrecognized parts, and creatively pull them together into a personality. With the Sun in your 12th house of spirituality and intuition, you feel connected to the world – and it gives you the confidence to take a stand even if you’re alone. With Jupiter and Neptune strong and in trine you’ll be asked for your opinion, and you’ll tell the truth. This is not a moment to become the pleaser. Relationships are strong. Partners are focused and demanding, even if they don’t say a word. You’re being asked to hold your own – and you do. If you’re single, you’ll by-pass anyone who doesn’t offer more than a good image. You need mystery and strength to hold your interest.

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)
Work usually takes first place in your life, but this week it’s on the back burner; you want to love. It doesn’t have to come from a lover; it’s all about the emotional connection you make to others. When it’s there, you feel valued and life has meaning. Deep down you want to be understood. Be mindful that you have to give what you want to get: become a good friend and a loyal partner, but don’t put up with others who don’t offer the same. This is one place you need your high standards. Personally, you’re attracted to strong, independent partners. If you’re not in a relationship, there is opportunity around you; check out the new people at work. If that’s not happening, keep your eyes open at your favorite coffee shop – a compliment to a stranger can go a long way. If you’re in a relationship, then it’s a slightly different story. Your partner is preoccupied and consumed with an issue. You’re on your own for the next few days, but you can handle it.

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)

Rewards are on the way both professionally and personally – that’s the good news. The bad news is you have to receive, which is not your favorite position because it makes you feel vulnerable and not in control. There’s definitely a lesson here; you need to endure the discomfort for the right reason. Life is about give and take, and if it only works one way you end up depleted and unhappy. Receiving can be learned, you just have to suffer through the discomfort a few times, then the fear subsides, and emotions change. When it comes to relationships, you’re attracted to the bad boys or girls of the universe. You love a bit of shadow, you know, when someone can break the rules and do things their way. You find it sexy. Just make sure they don’t take it too far.

Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)
Venus rules your sign, and this week it’s on fire. Hopefully, it’s not anger, but a strong vision that propels you forward. There’s no way you’re going to get lost in the crowd. Charismatic by nature, and with Venus in Leo, you won’t take second place without a fight. Leo energy never settles for anything less than number one. This is the moment to push forward and aim for the gold. You’ve had anger in your belly for a few days, and it’s helped overcome your self-doubt, but it’s wreaked havoc on your relationships. With Aries ruling that department, you enjoy a good battle, and it’s probably more common than you’re willing to admit. Although things have calmed down, inside you’re still unsettled; you need to grow and expand, and to do that you’ve got to let go and relinquish control. When you accept your personal power, the world takes notice and relationships become easier.

Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)
Venus rules your sign, and this week it’s on fire. Hopefully, it’s not anger, but a strong vision that propels you forward. There’s no way you’re going to get lost in the crowd. Charismatic by nature, and with Venus in Leo, you won’t take second place without a fight. Leo energy never settles for anything less than number one. This is the moment to push forward and aim for the gold. You’ve had anger in your belly for a few days, and it’s helped overcome your self-doubt, but it’s wreaked havoc on your relationships. With Aries ruling that department, you enjoy a good battle, and it’s probably more common than you’re willing to admit. Although things have calmed down, inside you’re still unsettled; you need to grow and expand, and to do that you’ve got to let go and relinquish control. When you accept your personal power, the world takes notice and relationships become easier.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

Finances are still a top concern; you want a better way to pay your bills. With Mercury opposite Saturn, you’ve gotten serious about your financial challenges and answers are on the way. When a Sag commits to a problem, it gets solved. You’ve avoided this issue because money has seldom been the driving force of your life. However, a lack of focus on the subject has brought it to the fore. With Pluto and Saturn in your 2nd house of finance, that won’t be your problem moving forward. In fact, you could turn money into an obsession. Remember, balance is the goal. With Gemini and its ruler Mercury in charge of your relationships, it’s no longer good enough to “not” have a commitment. You want something you can count on. If you’ve already taken your vows, the area of contention that may be the theme of this week is finances. Make sure you’re both on the same page when it comes to how you save and spend your money.

Capricorn (December 22nd – January 19th)
As a Capricorn, you are always looking for new adventures and ways to make a living. With your discerning eye, it’s easy to see what others miss, but you don’t always have the resources to follow your intuition. With Saturn and Pluto in your sign, you’re in a magical moment; your struggles will start to pay dividends. Put some money aside, and you’ll be prepared to seize a new moment in the future. Relationships may be a challenge; your tolerance level is low, and their emotional level is high. If you’re already committed, you’ll find a way to support each other without throwing in the towel. If you’re single, start expressing your feelings, the more they’re out there, the less you’ll be attracted to someone emotionally out of control. You can be cold or very sensitive, so you want to make sure you use both sides of yourself at the right moment. When you do, your life begins to blossom.

Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)

It’s time to end being punished because you’re a nice person. As an Aquarian, you will know what I mean. This is the sign where love is supposed to heal all wounds and turn others around. However, it has to be offered with strength and power, not the fantasy that a good deed will be rewarded. The hardest lesson to learn is that without good boundaries and a strong sense of self, you won’t get the respect you deserve and you run the risk of becoming a victim. With Mars in your sign you’re angry, but who are you angry at – yourself for giving too much and not getting anything in return? Speak up and draw a line that you enforce. Remember, the person you want to help must meet you half way. Relationships are a part of this challenge. You tend to seek out souls that are not in the mainstream; some even live isolated lives. You’re the bearer of light, just make sure yours doesn’t get snuffed out in the process. If you’re single, you may find it difficult to meet someone; it seems all the people you’re drawn to for now are just not available.

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)
There’s a bit of genius in every Pisces if they can just focus on themselves and what makes them special. Work is frustrating, you’re ready to move forward, but it feels like the breaks are on. That’s Jupiter in square to Mars, and it won’t be that way for too long. So, take a deep breath and try not to let the world add their negativity to your inner space. As a Pisces, you need your inner world to be sacred and filled with positive thoughts and dreams. With Virgo ruling your house of relationships, you are attracted to strong partners who take charge. You like certainty, and it’s easy to mistake control for power. It’s just the opposite; it’s a compensation for insecurity. Your fear of intimacy can make you attracted to partners that are not attracted to you. Then you love, but it’s not returned. However, when you meet the right person, the fireworks happen on their own. It’s the Fourth of July every day. Suddenly, you know what it feels like to be special and appreciated. When that happens, you’re with the right person.

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