The Summer Solstice
Saturday, June 20, 2020.
The Summer Solstice refers to the day when the sun seemingly ceases movement. During this fateful time, the day will be at its longest of the year. Astrologically, it marks the full ascension of masculinity and fire, and yet, only to follow is longer nights and shadow work. Interestingly enough, Cancer, the feminine Zodiac sign, begins with the Summer Solstice. And so, both feminine and masculine energies will be in harmony. More to the point, this year the Summer Solstice brings with it an embarking journey. The cosmos’s orchestration leads each sign on a quest to uncover truths about themselves. We’ll see what this could spell in each sign’s horoscope later.
Sunday, June 21, 2020.
A new moon occurs at the end of one and beginning of another lunar cycle and appears like nothing in the night sky. It, the earth, and sun will be practically in a straight line, obscuring the view of this guiding force to your subconscious. In many ways, your energy field and focus are unobscured, as well. Thus, these astrological events are times to set your intentions, plan out goals, make vision boards, and essentially begin your manifestation practices. This month’s new cycle, called the Strawberry Cycle, is aligned with a solar eclipse, pushing a lot of energy behind your lunar practices. Now, more than ever is a time to be clear on your goals and where you put your energy. Of course, this will affect us all differently. Let’s see what’s going on for each sign this Strawberry Lunar Cycle.
June’s Lunar and Solar Events: A Guide to Each Sign’s Path
Aries: Be prepared for a serious change in perspective. These astrological events have sent you on a path to meet your Higher Self and fully appreciate the inner workings of the world. During this expansion, look to your core values first and truly develop those. Then, seek out your more lingering interest.
Intentions: education, travel, community
Avoid: routine, the ordinary, Virgos
Taurus: The time to step into your power is at hand. Of late, you’ve neglected your boundaries, allowing your nurturing nature to extend to everyone else but yourself. Begin by setting healthy boundaries and not being overly concerned with the lives of others. You need this time for yourself.
Intentions: rest, reflection, self-care
Avoid: physical activity, extra work, Aries
Gemini: Get ready to stabilize your rampant and erratic energy. The recent astrological events have left your personal affairs scattered and in some cases in irreparable disaster. Your missing piece has always been stability and structure, though you’ve at times felt quite secure. Seek this first internally, then in the physical, and finally in your emotions.
Intentions: meditation, structured routine, personal isolation
Avoid: other people, outings, Leos
Cancer: Your true identity unfolds before you during this time. As these events align ever-so perfectly with your star sign, be ready to harness intense energy. Your emotional and sensitive self is protected in a thick wall that you’ve surrounded yourself with. This time for you is about finding out who you want to be and getting rid of the rest. Let your heart and intuition be your guides.
Intentions: reading, socialization, nature walks
Avoid: the usual, addicting habits, Aquarius
Leos: Find your internal audience. Satisfy and impress the one you’ve been on stage for, i.e. you. This is a time for you to project your creative and outgoing talents solo. Let your home be your stage. In doing so, you’ll learn about yourself and find your true value. No longer will you need the approval of others, because you will be secure in who you are.
Intentions: writing, painting, yoga
Avoid: performing, social media, Taurus
Virgos: Clarity and time to process the events of your life are here for you now. Be ready to truly dive deep into shadow work and uncover what makes you you. A good place to start is by saying affirmations and seeing how each one feels. You could try looking at what triggers you and thinking about why, too.
Intentions: journaling, intentional cooking, therapy
Avoid: your parents, excess, Scorpios
Libras: Your true meaning begins to show itself during this time. Immerse yourself in culture and new experiences. Your passions can quickly become life-long endeavors.
Intentions: travel, visiting museums, watching documentaries
Avoid: narrow-mindedness, lethargy, Capricorns
Scorpios: Find your true voice. During this time of greater understanding and manifestation, your inner power bursts forth. Now is the time to develop your real voice and be empowered.
Intentions: empowerment, singing, meditation
Avoid: aggression, silence, Cancers
Saggitarius: Turbulent times are behind; inner peace is ahead. Breathe in the energy of the new cycle and be ready to emerge in harmony with the universe. Surround yourself with all that you love, as you traverse this new serenity.
Intentions: mindfulness, self-care, near-water hiking
Avoid: numbers, critics, Libras
Capricorns: Career goals are well met for you during this time. Whether its a new path or tweaking your current position, the theme is rejuvenation. Your focus should not be abundance, but rather finding a routine that works for you. Abundance will follow.
Intentions: balance, better sleep, healthy breakfasts
Avoid: over-spending, travel, Sagittarius
Aquarius: Your wellness should be the focus during this time. Find some time to engage in activity that suits your personality, but avoid gyms and structured routines. Consider rethinking your meal plan and make sure to find one thing a day that makes you happy.
Intentions: gratitude, joy, wellness
Avoid: lethargy, negative self-talk, Pisces
Pisces: Be ready to break free from old cycles. This time for you is all about reevaluating your life, shaking out the self-sabotaging habits, and stepping out as a wonderful soul. Focus on what truly feels right and surround yourself with supportive people.
Intentions: decluttering, journaling, meditation
Avoid: indulgences, fear-based actions, Gemini