Eclipse Season is Coming

A relatively peaceful if busy month, multiplex Gemini energy offers a great opportunity to get the details checked off the to-do lists, especially in the early days of the month. Use a light touch, sample the terrain, gather intel but don’t linger too long in any given spot. With eclipse season beginning next month, a storm is brewing, a topsy turvy time that often brings big shifts. Staying grounded while you flutter and bounce is the secret sauce to navigating the coming weeks. Now’s a good time to practice doing the things that best help you bend like grass in a strong wind. 

By Lisa Lisa and the Star Jam*

GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Happy birthday, Twins. As you celebrate your official new year, mind aligns with heart, and the floodlights beam onto your relationships. As you relate to yourself in an enlightened new way, you’ll come to find greater support and authentic relating with others. Meanwhile, an artfully choreographed exchange may keep you on the move. Geminis love a good road trip. Set off into the wild blue yonder with good friends. Who knows, you could end up meeting a new love at a rest stop somewhere. All this movement kicks up the dust with an easy, breezy money-making idea involving one of your many latent talents. Give it a go. It just might put extra dollars in your pocket. Or maybe you filed for an extension and now it’s time to tune into your taxes. Either way, a career dream comes down to earth.

CANCER (June 21-July 22) Retreat while you can, as energy ramps up for Crabs come next month. This month’s really an inside job. As you tune into your internal workings and get into the habit of setting aside regular quiet time, you find your energy increases and you can accomplish a lot out there. Keeping a journal, recording your daily thoughts and activities propels a reconfiguring of your overall routine. As you reshuffle your work schedule, be sure to include a mix of HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts into your exercise regimen to keep your moods on an even keel while building strength. All of this takes the pressure off of your relationships, allowing any rough patches to smooth over. 

LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Have you been feeling an undefinable vexation burbling just behind the shadows? Do you know about primal scream therapy? Or simply take your frustrations to the nearest jungle and let out a roar. Rooting around in the outer reaches of your unconscious and letting off steam clears away the deadwood, allowing you to weather any storms that could hit during July’s eclipses. In between the catharses, ever complex as we all are, you’re itching to get out there and make new friends. Finding your proper pride of like-minded cats is paramount this month. Mingling with genuine congenial genius types feeds your creative side, like catnip for even the most timid felines. As you relax and have more fun (we encourage dancing, lots of dancing), you find your audience eating out of your hand. As Mercury goes into Leo, you’ll feel the impetus to report out at the end of the month. We’re all ears.

VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22) All the work you’ve been putting in has finally paid off in the form of a new position in the public eye or a career opportunity. As you settle into your new role, you find things may be shifting on the homefront, as well. Along with repainting the living room, you may be landing new digs, adapting to moving in with relatives or listing a spare room on Airbnb. Meanwhile, you’re motivated to connect in more heartfelt ways, i.e. finding your vestal tribe. At the end of the month, bring your discerning skills to the fore and dig deep into the esoteric realm of your choosing. The intel gained this month will come into play in July, informing another chapter in your work and home life.  

LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22) You have travel on the brain. Maybe you’re returning home from a distant land or embarking on a summer abroad. Whether you’re coming or going, Libra, you’re ripe for a rewarding cultural exchange. If you decide to stay put, think about signing up for a course at the local community college or expanding your international business connections. In any case, now is the time to take what you’ve learned this year, update your core beliefs, and unify your big ideas. Speak your truth, edit your memoir, and get your message out there. 

SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21) Things heat up for Scorpios this month. As temperatures rise, consider releasing some of that intensity between the sheets or on the therapist’s couch, and you’ll tap into this month’s potential for deep healing. This deep cleansing clears some space for a new business opportunity, an angel investor, or a tax refund to pour in. Meanwhile, summer is coming, and many Scorpios will be planning or taking trips to parts unknown. A change of scene or delving into a new subject not only expands your range of view, but it also sets the stage for a fresh look at your financials. The time is ripe to commit to a new business plan.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21) With a new moon landing in your relationship house, you may find a match that’s truly a meeting of the minds. Yes, we’re talking soulmate territory, if you believe in that sort of thing (of course you do). And for the already committed archers, you may find as-yet-untried angles to breathe new life into your partnership. With things going smoothly in your relationships, it’s easy for you to take aim at sorting through your shared finances and managing your resources. You’ve been hard at work in these areas, so keep your cool if things heat up concerning inheritances. 

CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19) This month the celestial omens nudge you to devise fresh ways to balance body, mind, and spirit. Your physical and mental health depends on it. Mountain goats are adept at relentless toil, selfless restriction, and utter denial of their own bodily needs. But with big changes ahead, wise goats would do well to proactively focus all their care toward their physical bodies and tend to their creature comforts to ensure they can continue to go the distance. All things sensual are also part of this month’s focus; goats are keen on a lover’s touch, more so than usual for this reserved sign. You get the picture, pillow talk is the name of the game. 

AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18) Now that you’ve moved or rearranged your digs, it’s time to tidy up, get organized, and smudge the heck out of that new place. After all that effort, you deserve some downtime. Settle in and invite your friends over. After polishing off the cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, step out and take in the latest art exhibition or avant-garde theater. Tapping into creative spaces delights your genius and introduces you to uncharted communities that can inspire your vision. Now’s a good time to get going on your Couch-to-5K goal, too. 

PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20) While your mind is most productive at home or your home studio, your heartstrings may draw you into romantic intrigue. Don’t do it. This may not be the best time to get involved. Your star is really rising now, so best to keep the faith on career, where your globetrotting connections have translated your name into a worldwide brand. Well done. You’re seeing the results of your visionary power and feeling your executive influence. The sky’s no longer the limit for flying fishes. The universe is more like it. 

ARIES (Mar 21-April 19) June gets the warrior sign out and about in the neighborhood. Maybe you’ll strike up an engaging conversation with some new neighbors. Or maybe you’ll feel compelled to teach or give a talk about an area of your expertise. Our notebooks are in hand. Either way, those ruled by the ram are riding the information highway for the next four weeks. Meanwhile, power struggles may teeter-totter between the job and the homefront; this back and forth begs you to let go of outworn achievement strategies, beckoning you towards a more elegant, pared-down version of success.   

Taurus (April 20- May 20) Your mind is on the money. You’re dreaming up new ideas on how to increase your paycheck. Meanwhile, you’re investigating possible investment schemes. It could be a good time to take a class somewhere outside your usual subjects and stomping grounds. As you accrue new knowledge from fresh sources, you widen your world view and—in turn—boost your self-esteem, which could have a positive effect on building up your bank account.          

If you know your rising sign, read that, too; it’s often relevant. 

*Lisa Awrey and Lisa Carroll

illustration by @boccaccinimeadows