Caution at the Cosmic Intersection

By Holiday Mathis

June 20, 2017 6 min read

When we are not good to ourselves, we are not good to the ones who love us either. And if we cause ourselves harm, we also harm those we love. The intersections are a place to take extra caution, look both ways and gather our senses. This intersection of the solar passage from Gemini to Cancer is a time for good self-care practices.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). There's a happiness that visits your mind in the embrace of warm notions. Then there's happiness of a different kind. It's visceral, physical and your whole body is involved. Could this become a lifestyle?

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). When you respond to one person in an eerily similar way as you did to another long ago, you begin to recognize life's echoes. Discern reactions of the moment from motions that have more to do with the sheer power of habit.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There are gestures, and then there are grandstand plays. Know the difference. You'll witness some big personalities, so just remember that you always have a choice about what and whom you buy into.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). Recognize what you've got, and be keen to the timing of the thing. The more exciting something is, the shorter the shelf life. Like a fizzy soda or a lit sparkler, enjoy it while it lasts.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Your secret wishes will gain magnetism. Your wants will get stronger. If necessity is the mother of invention, desire is the father. This is the day to direct your hunger more specifically and intentionally.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). To be giving and warm is your nature, and many will be drawn to the comfort of your presence. You benefit from their nearness, too. It's all well and good until they start to compete for your attention, at which time it's best to withdraw.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When you really adore a person, even the most mundane outing with this person seems like a magnificent event. Today you'll get a taste of this sort of giddy excitement.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's not that they don't count; it's just that when it comes to you, you're the expert. So assuming that you're the only one you need to impress, what would you do next?

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There's a fine line in teaching. Mistakes must be addressed, but not in a heavy-handed manner. Criticism has a way of making people feel diminished and sometimes humiliated. The best teachers are sensitive to this.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Everyone has days in which their personal stock seems to fall, at least in relation to their own ideas of value. What will it take for you to recognize yourself as important? Don't wait for someone else to point it out.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your mind is like the muscles of your body: able to get stronger and also vulnerable to becoming overworked and injured. Work past your comfort zone but then back off to allow for recovery.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You need inspiration. That may require getting out to see something new and different. Or it may require doing less, or nothing at all. Too much activity and too many choices serve to reduce the impact of everything.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 20). You know your purpose, and you act on it. A strong female will guide, inspire and care for you. August shows you growing past prior limits. September will end a cycle and free you for adventure. Stay unencumbered a while. You've access to a luck factory at the end of 2017. Family will benefit from your good fortune. Aries and Taurus adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 6, 22, 15 and 40.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTION: "My wife is a Taurus, and I'm a Sagittarius. She believes that money is meant to be spent and that if you have extra money after you've earned enough to survive you should use it to enjoy your life. I believe that material things don't make your life better; in fact they make it worse. Everything you buy makes you spiritually heavier, and the accumulation of things is like a jail cell. You have to maintain all of this stuff, and you're not free anymore. You have to think twice before you decide to go off on an adventure, because who will guard the house and take care of the pets? You can't up and move anywhere because you have 10 tons of stuff and it's too much of a hassle. I feel trapped. How can my wife and I come together on this?"

As the sign of money, Taurus has an appreciation for quality things and will assign deeper meaning to them than you do. It's not just "stuff" to her. Try to be sensitive to the material expression of her values as you come up with a financial plan that suits both of you. If you can agree on a plan and stick to it, you will once again feel free.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Nicole Kidman stars with Elle Fanning in a film adaptation of the Neil Gaiman alien story, "How to Talk to Girls at Parties," and then hops into the past with the Sofia Coppola's new Western film, "Beguiled." An intellectual Gemini born when the moon was in worldly, exploratory Sagittarius, Kidman likely finds thrill in the challenge of performing in so many different tones and eras.

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