ISLAND ASTROLOGER: HOROSCOPES THIS WEEK INVOLVE A STRONG IMAGINATION

HAPPY HERMES, THE ISLAND ASTROLOGER: A Strong Imagination

We’ve arrived at the summer solstice, everyone! This is the longest day of the year and the day the sun moves into the sign of Cancer. The light has been growing since the winter solstice on Dec. 21, helping us each to discover anew our independence, courage, and uniqueness. As the dark half of the year takes over, we are reminded that we are always in relationship to others, and we will be able to utilize our newfound autonomy in a way that can relate to the collective. This summer solstice is special because it is also a full moon in a 90-degree square to Neptune. Today is a day of heightened self-awareness and heightened emotional awareness. Stand in your confidence of who you are and what you need. Claim these things. With Neptune in the mix, there is the strong possibility of illusion and disenchantment, but there is an equally strong possibility of faith and wonder. So, have your wits about you and trust your deepest instincts. Engage with your innermost sense of self, then let your imagination run wild. 

Here are your horoscopes for the summer solstice full moon. Read for your rising and sun signs.

Cancer

June 21 – July 22

Your position in an important relationship is becoming incredibly clear, Cancer, and you know exactly where you stand. It is up to you to be honest with yourself. If your needs are being fulfilled, double down. If not, look for alternatives. If this relationship offers pipe dreams, walk away. But if it promises the real-life epic adventures that dreams are made of, trust that it is meant to be. Listen to your body.

Leo

July 23 – Aug. 22

Falling into routine can either offer freedom or entrapment. Under this full moon, letting your body do the regular things it does as if on auto-pilot will free you to enter into deep meditation. You don’t have to sit cross-legged; rather, your spirit can release when your body enters muscle memory. Beware of the fantasy that everything is yours, but accept that truth that you can have all you dream of. 

Virgo

Aug. 23 – Sept. 22  

You can balance being part of a social circle while also fulfilling your personal creative goals. These two parts of your life can be quite complementary when you learn the dance. Right now, you can feel this balance and integrate it. An important relationship in your life is showing itself to be either a distracting mirage or an ideal partnership. Be honest about which one it is.

Libra

Sept. 23 – Oct. 23 

Our public selves and our private selves can be very different, but for you they are syncing up in a powerful way. There is an uncanny balance between your work life and your home life. Take some time to integrate this moment so you can maintain it going forward. Be careful not to blur the boundaries, however. We all need respite from work. Dream up the perfect routine.

Scorpio

Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

You need familiarity to feel grounded, but your soul is ready for something new. These are not mutually exclusive possibilities, particularly under this full moon. If you focus on your creative opportunities that may seem out of reach and work to make them manifest, you can walk the line between comfort and adventure. Perhaps identifying those projects is your full moon goal.

Sagittarius 

Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

You’re seeking a communal purpose to bring meaning into your life, but you also need to get your own ducks in a row. Is there a project you can work on that can fulfill both needs simultaneously? My guess is that dreaming an ideal version of “home” will lead you in the right direction. Be mindful not to invest your time in illusory visions; rather, live into a utopia that is also practical.

Capricorn

Dec. 22 – Jan. 19

Your focus on an important relationship in your life is actually shining a light on your own needs. How is this person allowing or disallowing you to rest comfortably in your own skin? Do they keep you on edge or do they allow your parasympathetic nervous system to take over? Focus on your communication to determine what’s true. If you feel as though you’re communicating across boundaries, stick with it. 

Aquarius

Jan. 20 – Feb. 18

You may feel a strong need for isolation under this full moon, compelled to literally separate your body from other people. Take the time for yourself. As you focus on self-improvement by shining a light on your daily habits, take a respite from your social obligations to really sit with your usual patterns. Beware of snake oil salesmen, but feel free to spend your money on the means to your dreams.

Pisces

Feb. 19 – March 20

You’ve entered your creative season, when it seems like a light is shining on your creative goal and all you need to do is set it free. You can feel intuitively who in your circle is going to support you on your creative journey, so lean into them. Envision your ideal self or persona, and let that guide your artistry. However, try to maintain some semblance of practicality.

Aries

March 21 – April 19

Work and home are major themes under this full moon. You’ve achieved something important at work, and the counterbalance is actually helping you to see yourself with home and family more. Find your flow between these two spheres of life. Be wary not to idealize alone time too much, but do take time to yourself to dream about your perfect work-home dynamic.

Taurus

April 20 – May 20

As you naturally focus on your immediate surroundings and your familiar neighborhood, you also feel an intense need to get away and explore the world beyond. Perhaps doing something different in your hometown is just the ticket. What have you been telling yourself you need to try? Be careful of brown-nosers who are trying to get on your good side. They are not your friends.

Gemini

May 21 – June 20

As you feel the need to get your things in order and to organize your finances, you are also turning your focus to ways in which you can contribute to collective projects. These are mutually supportive endeavors. You can help others while also maintaining your own needs. Visualize your perfect career or gig mixture and live into it. But be mindful of work opportunities that are simply too good to be true.