The Sun travels through all 12 signs once a year. This means, for one month, the Sun is in each sign from roughly the 20th of the month to the 20th of the next month. These are average dates because the dates can change each year. Sneaky! The Moon travel through all 12 signs once a month, being in each sign for two and a half days. Whenever there is a shift of the Sun or the Moon into a new sign —we feel it. Today, the Sun moves into Cancer to stay until July 22. This will encourage gardening, an increased focus on home and family plus an increased interest in cooking. Gracie Allen said: “This recipe is so silly. It says to separate two eggs, but it doesn’t say how far to separate them.”
Aries (March 21-April 19)
You will swing your focus to home, family and your private life for the next month. This will manifest in several ways, depending on the details of your own life. For starters, it makes you want to focus on your home more than usual. You might want to cocoon at home and sort of “hide.” However, for many of you, this focus on home will mean tackling home repairs, home redecorating projects and even home renovations. Some will become more involved with family members, especially a parent. And because fiery Mars enters the picture on Wednesday, June 24, you will also have to be patient with family members to avoid arguments. And there you have it.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Today the Sun changes signs, which will cause everything in your daily world to accelerate. The tempo of your daily schedule will speed up because of the demands you suddenly face. Short trips are a given. Plan for this. In addition, you will be busy talking and communicating to others, especially siblings and relatives. You’ll also be busy with errands and have an ambitious To Do list. Many of you will write or read and study more than usual as well. In a nutshell, you’ll be busier than a one-armed paper hanger, and very vocal, if not strident with others. “Move that mountain!” “Build that bridge!”
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
In the month ahead, you will focus on money, cash flow and your possessions. This could be because you are looking for a job or renegotiating your salary. You might anticipate a major purchase, which makes you study your cash flow, assets and debt. Similarly, many of you will focus on your possessions or something that you own. You might want to clean, repair or maintain something, which requires effort on your part. All this focus on money will make you equate your assets with your self-worth. If you’re rich —you feel good. If you’re broke, you feel like navel lint. Don’t do this because life is precious and you are not measured by your bank account. What really counts is your car where you eat.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Today the Sun moves into your sign to stay for the next four weeks. It hasn’t been here for 11 months. Welcome back! It’s good to have the Sun in your sign because the Sun is your source of energy, and it makes you feel energized! In fact, this is your chance to recharge your batteries for the rest of the year. Plus the Sun will attract favorable circumstances to you. You’re a winner! You will project your personality with greater force and make a strong impression on others. You’ll have a great need to express yourself. Lots of activity will take place in your life, which, in turn, will give you a chance to show the world what you can do. Oh yeah!
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
This week both the Sun and fiery Mars move into a hidden part of your chart. This means you will choose to work behind the scenes. It doesn’t necessarily mean you will be antisocial, but you will withdraw from the busyness of everything around you. You will be in planning mode. That’s because a month from now, the Sun will enter your sign, and you will present yourself to the world in full dazzle. Ta da! Use the month ahead to plan what you want your new year (birthday to birthday) to be all about. People who plan and set goals always achieve more. And of course, there’s Ted Turner’s advice: “Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise.”
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
Start scanning your closet for snappy duds because your popularity rating will soar in the next four weeks. Invitations for fun times will pour in, and your interactions with others be based on fun times, dinners, lunches, get-togethers and parties. Your increased interaction with others will also be due to classes, sports events, meetings, conferences and conventions. Yes, you’ll be schmoozing! You might also be in competition with someone. The important thing to know is that all these exchanges can benefit you. Tell others about your hopes and dreams for the future because their feedback will help you. Try it! “First I want a pony then I want to be a ballerina.”
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Holy VIP! This is the only time all year that the Sun is at the top of your chart. When this happens, it puts you in a spotlight. People notice you, especially important people. And this lighting is flattering! Therefore, people in authority will notice you and see you in positive terms. This is why someone will ask you to take on a special job or increased responsibilities. Say yes because you won’t have to do anything special to dazzle them. Lighting is everything. Meanwhile, you’re up for this because Mars now arouses your ambition, the most it’s been aroused in two years. How fortuitous! Just when you decide to reach for the brass ring, someone wants to offer it to you.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Keep a bag packed by the door because you’re going places in the next month. Both the Sun and Mars will conspire to broaden your horizons through travel, study, learning from books and film, and interacting with people from different countries and cultures. You’ll be bored with your routine. You want change! Stimulation! Adventure! You want to learn something new to feel you’re getting more out of life. You’ll be excited about ideas, philosophy and religion. The only downside is you will want to persuadeothers to agree with you. Note: You can be intimidating. (Yeah, you don’t think so —but it’s true.) Yeats said, “Education is not filling the bucket, it’s lighting a fire.”
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
The month ahead will be intense and passionate. You want to experience life at a gut level, not just as an intellectual abstraction. You want the nitty-gritty. You can also expect to be more involved with shared property, debt, taxes, inheritances and insurance issues. You might also feel challenged by someone. There could be disputes about shared property or inheritances. Naturally, your passions will include intimacy and sex, as well as practically every other aspect of your life. Confucius said, “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” (The butler Alfred said that, too.)
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
In the next month, the Sun is 180 degrees opposite your sign, which is the only time all year this happens. Because the Sun is your source of energy, and it is now as far away from you as it gets all year, you will be tired. You will need more sleep. Discover the power nap. This oppositional Sun (soon joined by Mars) means you will be at odds with someone close to you. How this will most likely manifest, is you will feel irked with them. They are annoying! But are they really? Could it be that you are wearing different glasses and seeing things from a different point of view? So much depends on attitude. Remember: Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
You’ll get a lot done in the next month because you want to productive, efficient and effective. This is because the Sun and Mars will travel through the part of your chart that governs your job, your tasks, and your duties. This is why you will be so keen to be better organized and start each day with a To Do list. This desire for high standards will include thoughts about your health. Focus on a new exercise regime or explore a new way of eating. Basically, you are on self-improvement kick, which is excellent. These two planets will also highlight your focus on small pets as well. Woof!
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Oh joy! Life will be exciting and romantic because for the first time in almost a year the Sun wants you to play! In the next four weeks, love affairs, romantic interludes and flirtatious tete-a-tete’s will thrill you. Beyond romance, your social life will be stimulated with fun invitations, picnics, barbecues, sports events, musical performances, the theatre, the arts and playful activities with children. And you will want to express your creative talents. Grab every chance to do this. Some will be involved in competitive sports or physical activities because Mars is in the picture, which means winning isn’t everything —it’s just all there is!