Aries – Mar 21 – Apr 20
Steady goes it Rambo. With the energy shift of the solstice, you get thrust into the limelight along with your professional reputation. Ambitious and hungry for success you’ll be ready to fight for your right to be independent and in control. But with your usual “take no prisoners” attitude you could inadvertently stir up a whole lot of aggression in those who have authority over you. Parents, the boss or perhaps government officials will be the target of this attitude so chill it… or you may just spoil all the hard work and progress you’ve recently made. Don’t make it hard for yourself and be prepared that a young aggressive male will test you.
Taurus – Apr 21 – May 21
Restless to the point of distraction, the solstice shift will push you to expand and experiment like you’ve never done before. The familiar will be of no interest as this energy brings the foreign and exotic to your doorstep. You’ll be hungry for new experiences and will settle for nothing less than mind-blowing. If you could jump on a plane and disappear you would… just like that (click). At another level, you may find that you have to deal with legal matters or (gulp) in-laws in order to push forward. Just stubbornly stick to yer guns (shouldn’t be a problem for you) and enjoy the intimate company of a talkative and optimistic female.
Gemini – May 22 – June 21
Bondage anyone? How about just a little discipline then? Yes indeed the solstice shift will sock you right in the jaw, jolting and revealing the subtle aspects of your psyche which are so desperately in need of illumination. A strong sexual vibe swirls around you as you yearn to connect at a deep and very meaningful level with what you desire… a soul-mate of course. Guessing that the rest of humanity won’t see much of you and yer bedroom eyes as you secretly begin a process of death and renewal. Powerful changes are afoot as the psyches of you and your “better half” interweave and intermesh. At a mundane level, joint finances and taxes will take some of your attention (yawn).
Cancer – Jun 22 – July 23
Having packed on a few kilos lately (literally or figuratively) and possibly dealing with stomach troubles thanks to all the good times, you now need to cleanse in the familiar and purifying energy of the ocean in preparation for the solstice shift. You will need to be ready for all manner of confrontation, both positive and negative, as you will be forced into co-operation with both friends and foes in order to accomplish your objectives. Balance is the key here so if you can keep your unstable emotions in check and work with, rather than against others, then success is almost guaranteed. Fisherman’s basket anyone?
Leo – July 24 – Aug 23
Surprise surprise Kitty… the solstice shift is all about you!! Of course it is… after all, where would lesser mortals be without you and your bright light of enthusiasm and delight. Make hay while the sun shines is currently your motto because with the solstice shift, so comes the responsibilities and (eek) hard labour associated with materialising your creative genius. Your health (physical, mental and spiritual) will be the focus as you deal with the consequences of a few weeks of recreation and light-hearted pleasure-mongering. Young people, especially females (or those with a strong feminine energy) will ease the pain.
Virgo – Aug 24 – Sept 23
You gotta fight… fight for your right… to P-A-R-T-Y! Come on, loosen up and have some fun because all work and no play etcetera etcetera. It’s difficult for you to relax and let go but this is what the solstice shift will encourage you to do. Pleasure rules OK and there should be plenty in the offing. A romantic fling with a hottie is highly possible as is starting a new creative project. Just make sure that the creative project doesn’t end up an unplanned pregnancy because you will be highly fertile and ready to incubate. Plant a tree instead.
Libra – Sept 24 – Oct 23
Memories light the corners of your mind as the solstice shift shines a bright light into your deep dark past. No it wasn’t all fun in those days and you’ve got stacks of repressed emotions that you will be dealing with. In particular your passive/aggressive tendencies, finely honed when you were a wee one, are probably not entirely relevant or useful in your life any more. Much time will be spent at home and in your own private Idaho as you deal with old, out-dated habits. But old habits die hard, so you’ve got a lot of work ahead… pruning the deadwood. Cut away the obsolete and then you will experience an emotional rebirth and renewal. Nice.
Scorpio – Oct 24 – Nov 22
With the shift of energy at the solstice, your penetrating insight will be put to good use as you dig deep into mind control. Deeper and deeper… about the way you think and how you express yourself. Mundane, everyday interactions will reveal the unseen and controlling factors in your immediate environment. Who would have thought that a mere trip to your local shop, or a conversation with a neighbour or sibling would reveal so much. How you deal with this information and power will directly affect the outcome. This will depend on whether you manifest the deadly scorpion, the protective eagle or the spiritual dove. Manipulate others at your own peril. Happy travels.
Sagittarius – Nov 23 – Dec 22
Happy Birthday… it’s show time! And time to overhaul that tired old image (new shoes perhaps?) so that you look and feel your best for the solstice shift which will focus on your physical needs and desires. There will be a tendency to overspend on “must have” objects to reflect the new up-dated version of you, but this is simply a reflection of a deeper psychological change to what is valuable to you.. Just remember that your value system ain’t necessarily the same as everyone else’s, so if you’re tempted to shove it down a throat or two, expect it to be spat right back in your face… with bells on. Ring-a-ding.
Capricorn – Dec 23 – Jan 20
Emerging like a butterfly from a cocoon, the solstice energy will encourage you to express yourself. Too long have you hidden behind the closeted doors of self-denial, letting others take all the credit for your hard work. Soon it will be your duty and your right to assert your very own ego drives… honestly and without restraint. Be true to yourself. After all, what use are you to anyone or anything if you don’t fulfil your own needs first? Ego, in your case and at this time, will not a dirty word. Don’t bother trying to work with others (you sweet loner) work on the wonderful world of you. Time for a makeover.
Aquarius – Jan 21 – Feb 19
Take a deep breath… and get ready to dive down and disappear into the swirling miasma of the collective unconscious. After weeks of hard-core social intercourse, the solstice energy wraps itself like a misty veil around you… and you will begin to sense and identify the hidden forces that control your every move. Sweet dreams are made of this so try and keep a grip on reality (huh?) and be aware that there will be a tendency to broadcast conflicting signals to others. This could defeat your objectives so don’t let old patterns of behaviour get in the way. Get rid of them because a shiny new set are waiting to replace the old. Don’t let your ego get in the way of resolving conflict.
Pisces – Feb 20 – Mar 20
After spending a few weeks making a splash in your career and improving your reputation, the energy of the solstice shift will push you straight into the waters of the group dynamic. Friendships with like-minded individuals, as well as organisations (humanitarian of course) will be scrutinised closely to ensure that they flow with your own unique set of values and ideals. Remember that the peeps around you at this time are a reflection of yourself so if there are any problems in this area you need to look at your own individual contribution. The challenge is to exert yourself as an individual without attempting to domineer the group.