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Summer Solstice 2023



The longest day of the year arrives at the Summer Solstice on June 21st. Your thoughts and prayers are powerful at this time of bright solar light. And this is a fortunate moment to illuminate and express your gifts and talents so you too may glow with the light within and around you. Also take advantage of this special time to set the foundation for your hopes, dreams, and aspirations for the next season. Remember to think positively and pray for the highest good of yourself and our world!


If the change-oriented planetary alignments of the first half of 2023 have left you wondering "what will they think of next?" then use this time to commit to activities that give you greater grounding and balance-particularly those traditions that connect you to more inner peace and spiritual perspectives, such as meditation and prayer. 

During the summer season, our collective moral compass will increasingly point toward more egalitarian and humanitarian ideals. Greater potentials of the mind and the mind-body connection also will be explored. On the whole, humanity is breaking the boundaries of what previously had been considered limitations. This is being facilitated by the shift of Saturn into Pisces, Pluto into Aquarius, and on July 17, 2023, a transition of the karmic nodes of the Moon into Aries & Libra. These astrological changes, along with rapidly evolving technologies, will engender an even greater exchange of ideas around the world-and beyond this world. This will lead to a greater urge for freedom for all. 

The summer season also portends even more revelations of those elements of society that have been hidden, particularly in government, banking and financial markets, the judicial system, and educational institutions. This is due to the completion of the passage of Pluto through Capricorn (2023-24) and the movement of Pluto, the planet that rules collective ambitions, into Aquarius (2023-24). The revelations exposed under the influence of Pluto in Capricorn and Aquarius are an invitation to reform systems that are unable to accommodate an increasingly mobile and communicative society.

Relationships also will be reevaluated during this period, particularly to determine whether each parties' values are aligned with values of the other. In this period of accelerated growth and change, you will feel increasingly drawn to your "ideological/spiritual tribe." Having a group of mutually supportive others will definitely assist you.
Ultimately, this is a time of letting go of that which no longer works. It is a time of honoring and embracing the elements of every moment that you would like to take forward with you into your future. You will begin to have a better sense of how you can shape your own future as the summer unfolds. 

Read ahead for astrological highlights of the summer season. And if you would like more understanding of how these astrological changes affect you personally, feel free to contact me at:    
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Wishing You LOVE & LIGHT in the Summer Season,

Astrological highlights of the summer season include:
* Summer Solstice - June 21, 2023 - A new chapter begins, invigorated by the Sun's solar power. 
* Nodes of the Moon move from Taurus & Scorpio to Aries & Libra - July 17, 2023 - New energies will help you create new connections and directions and help you let go of those that no longer work.
* Venus Retrograde in Leo - July 23 - September 3, 2023 - You will reconnect with relationships from the past & reconsider relationships in the present to bond with people who are part of your ideological tribe.
* Pluto Squares the Nodes of the Moon - July 23 - 28, 2023 - Let go of activities and directions that no longer support your upward evolution; you may need to deeply introspect to determine right action.

* Mercury Retrograde in Virgo - August 23 - September 15, 2023 - Reevaluate your pending projects, activities, and attitudes to create new goals and priorities.



ARIES (March 21 - April 19)
The spotlight will be on you at the Summer Solstice as your planetary ruler, Mars, traverses the dynamic sign of Leo until July 10, 2023. Make bold moves, have fun, and enjoy being the center of attention under this celestial energy. In mid-July, your focus will naturally turn toward refining the administrative details of your life. You will have good success with responding to overlooked emails and text messages, as well as with updating passwords or other clerical tasks that may have fallen by the wayside. The karmic Nodes of the Moon transition into Aries & Libra on July 17, 2023. This will reawaken issues you last experienced at the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Aries on April 20, 2023. If you feel like you are becoming overly emotional or overly attached to an outcome, try to step back and see the big picture. There will be a number of possible outcomes that will be positive for you. The one you may have fixed in your mind may not ultimately be of the highest good for you-so consider alternatives. Contemplate an unlimited spectrum of possibilities!
* Your most fortunate days are under the Aries Moon on July 8, 9, 10; August 5, 6; September 1, 2


TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)

Lucky Jupiter in Taurus from May 16, 2023 to May 25, 2024 will guide and protect you and lead you to experiences that are for your highest good during this once-every-12-year celestial period of good fortune. With innovative and change-oriented Uranus in Taurus as well, situations may become more erratic than usual. But the outcome will ultimately produce favorable results under the beneficial influence of Jupiter in Taurus.  The movement of the karmic Nodes of the Moon out of Taurus and Scorpio, and into Aries and Libra on July 17, 2023, will take the pressure off of you. You may feel as if you have been overly focused on a particular situation, or area of your life, during the last year. You will have the opportunity to step back and pursue a new direction starting in mid-July. This also will be time to revisit the past and re-evaluate and resolve outstanding relationship issues under the influence of loving Venus, your planetary ruler, retrograde in Leo from July 22 to September 3, 2023. Use this time to mend fences and to practice forgiveness in relationships that may have gone off-track during the last several years.
* Your most fortunate days are under the Taurus Moon on July 11, 12; August 7, 8; September 3, 4


GEMINI (May 21 - June 21)

The Summer Solstice encompasses your fortuitous 52-day solar period that begins on your birthday. This is a buoyant time when you will be able to initiate new ideas and implement new plans. Think about what are your most important goals-and get to work on putting them into action during the summer season! Mentally-quick Mercury, your planetary ruler, travels through the sign of Gemini from June 11 to June 27, 2023. This is an intellectually active time when your new ideas may be flying faster than the speed of light through your mind. Take notes as new ideas occur to you so you may implement your novel ideas at a later time, possibly when lucky Jupiter enters Gemini next year. In the meantime, it's smooth sailing for you until Mercury retrogrades from July 23 to September 15, 2023. Take the initiative on your new ideas any time prior to mid-July. In the meantime, line up the members of your personal "team" of supporters. They also will be enthusiastic about encouraging your positive plans! 

* Your most fortunate days are under the Gemini Moon on July 13, 14; August 9, 10; September 5, 6, 7


CANCER (June 22 - July 22)

Your Cancer birthday will arrive within minutes, days or weeks of the Summer Solstice on June 21, 2023. Enjoy this fortuitous period when your positive plans will easily fall into place. Whether it's a home improvement project, a family gathering, or a daring recipe, good fortune is on your side during the auspicious 52-day solar period after your birthday. With transformative Pluto in your opposing sign of Capricorn throughout the summer season, you will have the opportunity to transform something that has been hidden under the surface into something of value, just as the alchemists converted lead into gold. Do a searching inventory of your life to see what latent talents or information you possess that can be successfully brought out into the light of day. A shift in the Nodes of the Moon into Aries and Libra on July 17, 2023 will bring a greater focus to your work life-and issues of productivity. Inevitably, you will learn to do something that you did methodically in the past in a more efficient way.

* Your most fortunate days are under the Cancer Moon on July 15, 16 17 (New Moon); August 12, 13; September 8, 9


LEO (July 23 - August 22)

Love, creativity, and romance will be on the top of your mind as loving Venus spends an uncharacteristic 4 months in the Sign of the Lion, from June 5 to October 8, 2023. Loving Venus typically spends 1 month in each of the 12 signs of the zodiac. But due to its retrograde from July 22 to September 3, 2023, it will spend 4 times longer than usual in the regal sign of Leo. When Venus moves directly on September 3, you will have an opportunity to express your creative, dramatic, magnanimous, and romantic nature. This also will be a good time for wise financial investments. During the retrograde period, make sure to connect with people from your past and resolve any outstanding differences. But be conservative in your financial investment decisions and expenditures during the retrograde. The Sun in Leo from July 22 to August 23, 2023 will support your dramatic and creative self-expression and your passionate nature. The summer season is a good time to shine your radiant light on the people you love. Mars in Leo from May 20 to July 10, 2023, and Mercury in Leo from July 11 to 28, 2023, will also help you express the sentiments in your heart.

* Your most fortunate days are under the Leo Moon on June 21 (Summer Solstice); July 18, 19; August 14, 15, 16 (New Moon); September 10, 11


VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)

Your most productive and creative periods during the summer season will be supported by communicative Mercury, your planetary ruler, in Gemini from June 11 to June 27, 2023 and Mercury in Virgo from July 28 to October 4, 2023. Energetic Mars in Virgo will further support your creative and mentally-challenging endeavors from July 10 to August 27, 2023. You will receive even more positive energy from the Sun in Virgo from August 23 to September 22, 2023. Use this time to get ahead in your ongoing projects and responsibilities. Once Mercury Retrogrades from August 23 to September 15, 2023, slow down, reconsider the past, and make course corrections.  Your birthday during the last week of August or first 3 weeks of September will initiate a fortuitous 52-day period in which your positive plans will gracefully fall into place. Your professional and financial affairs will most efficiently align themselves after mid-September! Use your noteworthy mental powers to explore both the big picture and the details.

* Your most fortunate days are under the Virgo Moon on June 23, 24, 25; July 20, 21, 22; August 17, 18; September 13, 14 (New Moon)


LIBRA (September 23 - October 23)

The longer days after the Summer Solstice will give you the energy to accomplish your cherished goals. The summer season is a time of completion for you as you prepare for your next birthday at the Autumn Equinox. The movement of the Nodes of the Moon into Aries and Libra on July 17, 2023 will shift your focus from building relationships to letting go of those associations that are holding you back and may have outlived their useful life. It is a time to seek connections that will stimulate your vitality, energy, and enthusiasm for new endeavors in your life! The retrograde of loving Venus, your planetary ruler, in Leo from July 22 to September 3, 2023 will give you an opportunity to make peace with your past, to learn lessons from old relationships, and look forward to new alliances. You will encounter new energy for profound and transformative relationships after your upcoming birthday! Mars in Libra from August 27 to October 11, 2023, will also help you initiate new connections.

* Your most fortunate days are under the Libra Moon on June 26, 27; July 23, 24; August 19, 20; September 15, 16, 17


SCORPIO (October 24 - November 21)

This is a fortunate season for deepening your relationships under the opportune influence of lucky Jupiter in your opposing sign of Taurus throughout the year. This also is a good time to study a subject that interests you, particularly if it involves a connection with Mother Earth, through gardening, hiking in nature, or another environmentally-friendly cause. Loving Venus in Leo from June 5 to October 8, 2023 could bring up some power struggles in relationships for the influential Sign of the Scorpion. Set a good example and try to rise above the fray. Your best bet for avoiding confusion is to keep your focus on the goals that are really important to you! Mercury Retrograde in Virgo from August 23 to September 15, 2023 will give you an opportunity to rectify some outstanding details. Once you feel the small facets of an endeavor are under control, you will feel more comfortable proceeding with overseeing the big picture of ongoing projects with a clear mind.

* Your most fortunate days are under the Scorpio Moon on June 28, 29; July 25, 26, 27; August 22, 23; September 18, 19


SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)

Lucky Jupiter, your planetary ruler, in the methodical sign of Taurus throughout the year will bring a practical flavor to all of your endeavors. You also will benefit from refining the details of your daily routines so they best support you! With energetic Mars in Virgo from July 10 to August 27, 2023 will also support you to delve more deeply into the smaller matters that help your life unfold in a coherent pattern. The movement of the karmic Nodes of the Moon from Taurus and Scorpio to Aries and Libra on July 17, 2023, will help you focus on your creativity. While you may feel you are living more in the background right now than you might prefer, you are setting a positive example that will have a profound impact on others and will uplift their consciousness.

* Your most fortunate days are under the Sagittarius Moon on June 30; July 1, 28, 29; August 24, 25; September 20, 21


CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)

When the Sun enters the sign of Cancer at the Summer Solstice on June 21, 2023, you will have an opportunity to relax and let others pick up the responsibilities where you have left off. You are always the responsible one and the Summer Solstice Sun will support you to unwind and let others carry the burden for a while. This also is a good time to connect with people who care about you, with whom you have fallen out of contact. Venus in Leo from June 5 to October 8, 2023 will support the process of re-connection with loved ones from the past, especially when Venus is retrograde from July 22 to September 3, 2023. This period will help you to tie up loose threads. Transformative Pluto in Capricorn from June 11, 2023 to January 20, 2024 will give you an opportunity to deepen your relationship to yourself through introspection. Your introspective efforts will give you greater self-knowledge that will enable you to deepen your relationships with the people you care about.

* Your most fortunate days are under the Capricorn Moon on July 2, 3 (Full Moon). 29, 30, 31; August 26, 27; September 22, 23, 24


AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)

Your planetary ruler, Uranus, in Taurus throughout the summer season, will open your mind to new ways of dealing with your earthly and material responsibilities. This is a good time to try to rectify a practical, logistical problem in your life. Venus in your opposing sign of Leo from June 5 to October 8, 2023 will give you an opportunity to interact with the people you love in positive and productive ways. While loving Venus is retrograde from July 22 to September 3, 2023, try to connect with at least one person from your past with whom you have fallen out of touch. Reconnecting with an old friend and resolving any outstanding issues will fortify you. The Full Moon in Aquarius on August 1, 2023 will help create forward movement in your life.

* Your most fortunate days are under the Aquarius Moon on July 4, 5; August 1 (Full Moon), 2, 28, 29; September 25


PISCES (February 19 - March 20)

Interacting with people who add a finishing touch to your life will be highlighted during the summer season. This will be supported by a collection of planets in your opposing sign of Virgo, beginning in mid-July. Energetic Mars in Virgo will give you energy to work with a team to tackle a neglected project. Mars will be in Virgo from July 10 to August 27, 2023. Communicative Mercury in Virgo from July 28 to October 4, 2023 will help you work with others to concentrate on the details of a subject you are studying. And the Sun in Virgo from August 23 to September 22, 2023 will bring out the social side of your nature. You are now entering the mid-point of your solar year, also known as your half-birthday. Use this time to review where you have been-and where you are going. Mercury Retrograde in Virgo from August 23 to September 15, 2023 will give you an opportunity to slow down, reconsider the past, and make course corrections. 

* Your most fortunate days are under the Pisces Moon on July 6, 7; August 3, 4; August 30 (Full Moon), 31; September 26, 27, 28



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