Happy Summer Solstice

By Holiday Mathis

June 21, 2018 6 min read

This is the sun's big moment, with parties all around the globe to celebrate the life-giving center of our cosmic system on the longest day of the year. There will be notable festivals in Iceland, Spain, Canada and Croatia, to name a few... not to mention the most famous spots, such as Stonehenge and the ancient Cahokia Mounds of Illinois, USA.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). You don't want to comply with what's being asked of you. Do what comes naturally: Stall. It will give you time to more fully realize the dynamics at play. The stall will help you stay aware of what's really going on.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Technically, you are free to set up your daily life in a way that serves your own rhythms. But the reality is that the involvement of others makes this tricky. Success follows being slightly more assertive about your domestic wishes.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It is said that twins share a private language all their own. You have a unique language with every single person you talk with, as you intuitively cater your communication specifically to others.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). You did what you did. It was the best you knew at the time. In hindsight, maybe you did certain things to cope and survive that you wouldn't choose now. But go easy on yourself. Have self-compassion.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Fulfillment of your aims will take organization and planning. You could really use a boost, and it's going to come from the completion of something tangible. Making a measurable difference with your work will bring contentment.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Transformations can happen — and they do, all of the time. But don't count on other people's transformations, as each person must be in charge of his or her own. Put all your focus into becoming who you want to be.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You hear people, whether or not they tell you in words. Many people can get the gist of emotional messages, but you actually act on them, which is part of what makes your friendship so golden.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Say what you're going to do. Do it. Seems simple, right? For you. Not for everyone. Some people in your life won't have the same follow-through. Hopefully, you'll be patient with them today.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Is "forced cooperation" an oxymoron? After all, if a person has no choice but to comply, it's not cooperation; it's control. Most people don't like to be controlled, as today's situation will highlight.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You appreciate friends who can keep a secret, because most can't. In the "can't" group, there are those who will warn you up front, and there are those who won't. Know whom you're dealing with today, because discretion will be important.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Goals need a plan; plans need a ritual. Rituals are the support beams you'll be building on. Look at your current rituals, significant habits you carry out to make life work. How can you better line them up with your plan?

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). A project is pushing to the forefront of your mind. If you don't do it now, then when will you do it? Resist the urge to start over, because there's something here to keep and build on. Use what's already working for you.

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 21). You've earned the respect and admiration that comes with this solar return, so enjoy it! You'll be giving back to a past benefactor and it will feel terrific to satisfy a karmic debt. October comes in a rush of passion. The turn of the year represents a chance to gain professional rank or publicity that turns into money. Aquarius and Cancer adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 20, 39, 4, 40 and 22.

ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: "I'm a 13-year-old Pisces, and adults are always asking me what I want to be when I grow up. Some of my friends already know what they want to do, and I can't decide. Will I get married? What kind of person will I get married to? Will I be a nurse, or will I own a bookstore? I'm obsessed with thoughts about the future, but I still don't know what I want to do with my life. Can you help me?"

Your thoughtfulness is commendable. It takes maturity to objectively look at your life to try and make choices that suit you. Pisces are old souls who often have wisdom beyond their years. You will be many people in your lifetime and succeed in many roles. And though it is always good to have a long-view perspective, at some point you have to stop thinking about life and start learning through, and enjoying, your current experience. Right now you are, among other things, a student, a daughter and a friend. Use that keen intuition you were born with to help you be those roles to the best of your ability — and trust that the future you will be a wonderful surprise!

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Producer, actor and television host Carson Daly was born on the cusp of Gemini and Cancer and is very much a Cancer, with three key luminaries in the sensitive, soulful sign. A Pisces moon seals the deal. Daly has recently publicly shared about his struggles with an anxiety disorder, with the hopes of destigmatizing mental health issues, saying, "I guarantee you, everybody has got something."

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