Strawberry Moons Forever

By Holiday Mathis

May 31, 2020 6 min read

Human connection takes courage. The full "strawberry moon" on June 5 will be emotionally as sweet and juicy as the ripe fruit for which it's named, as the Sagittarius moon injects a fearless, adventurous spirit into the atmosphere. Then, when excited tension is at a peak, a lunar eclipse adds poignancy. Not only do we realize the rarity of the moment, but also we have the presence of mind to capture it and keep nostalgia alive.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Your success secret of the week: You will be easy on the ears. Your voice will be strong, pleasant, clear and seldom used. Verbal economy is not only gracious; it's smart. It's the best way to make sure that people actually listen and respond. You will be moved to express what's thoughtful, relevant and kind.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Never has your five-year goal been more obvious to you than it is this week. Your clear vision for the future will focus you so that it's easy to know what to do next and, more importantly, what not to do. You'll ignore distractions until they go away. You will gain momentum, and this will help with your stamina, too.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Some dreams exist outside you. You travel through them as Alice traveled through Wonderland. Some dreams exist inside you, and you don't travel through them so much as assemble them as you go like you would a cake or story. You'll explore both types this week; one shapes you, the other gets shaped by you.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Children are urged to be nice to one another. Though once a mature age is reached, such directives are seldom voiced. People should know better, right? They don't always. Instead of nagging, you'll be the example that others want to follow. You make kindness look easy (because, to you, it is) and glamorous even!

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Friends and supporters are wonderful to have, but there are a lot of things you care more about than popularity. Perhaps this is because social status comes easily to you, especially this week. You don't have to put on any kind of show to be liked. You are real. You are humble, and you are kind.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). With love comes risk; that's nonnegotiable. So don't waste time trying not to get hurt, as emotional pain is unavoidable. Instead, decide who you are willing to be hurt by and agree to the pain when that day comes. Now, forget about all that and soak up the abundant joy radiating from your relationships this week.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The good people aren't always easy, and easy people aren't always good. This is no time to bother with assessments or questions like "whom should I choose?" You will learn something valuable from each and every person who comes into your life. It will be fortuitous to take them in the order they show up.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You'll only involve yourself with people who are nice, generous-spirited, thoughtful, conscious of their own motives and disinclined to wallow in laziness. These are your bare-minimum standards and anything less isn't worth even one second of your attention, which is more precious than gold.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There's a time and place for rules of reciprocity; namely, when everyone involved is flush enough to have something extra. That's when the nuances of fairness and balance begin to matter. Until that time, they don't at all. You'll expect nothing in return as you help those in need because it's the right thing to do.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). No one gets to be in charge of their own reputation; that's up to other people. What you do have control over is your character, which you'll spend much of the week refining. And as for the mysterious, shimmering core of you, it remains eternally, gloriously unchanged. Believe it!

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). In some areas, you are miles above the competition. In others, you win by a hair. If it were just about attitude, you'd be in a league of your own. But there is a combination of factors at play. You'll want to work on your skills this week so the margins aren't so tight.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). How do you know what's right? You just do. For now, trust that. Your version of rightness will be different from someone else's. It will even be different from what you know to be right in August of 2020, and that's fine. There's a time to doubt and question and a time to stand and act. You're in the stand and act phase.

THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Brainpower is the theme this trip around the sun. Your cosmic birthday gift will be a life-changing idea so inspiring that it causes you to get into action and finish the first stage of a big project by November. You'll also apply your smarts to money matters. Details will be rearranged to favorably and considerably change the bottom line of your financial situation. In 2021, you'll be incredibly fulfilled by lifting spirits and bettering lives. In February, your family circle enlarges.

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