GEORGIA NICOLS July 18, 2021
All Signs: Every year, the Sun travels through all 12 signs. This week the Sun enters Leo to stay for the next four weeks. This energy shift will increase everyone’s desire to party and socialize! Plan vacations, playful times with kids, and put your creative ideas into action. Expect an increased interest in movies, the theatre and flash mob entertainment. However, Leo energy is paradoxical: It’s flamboyant and loves to party; but Leo is also cautious and security conscious. Plan for a fun month ahead — but budget your pennies so you have money left when the Sun enters Virgo. Of course, Oscar Wilde said, “Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Twice a year when the Sun is in one of your fellow Fire Signs, (four months before your birthday and afterwards) — you get this lovely boost of energy! You will find your choices are attractive and you’re more likely able to do whatever you want, both at work or socializing. Your life will hum along more smoothly! Romance will shine! Vacations will appeal! Interactions with children will delight! Without question, you are entering a window of enjoyment and fun stimulation. Many options will appear that give you chances to party and socialize and express your creative talents. This is your chance to be yourself! (Lucky you.)
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
For the next four weeks, you might face a crisis of sorts. You might find yourself at cross purposes with others, perhaps not intentionally. Expect to be more involved with a parent and have a stronger focus on home and family. Privately, you want to feel that whatever you’re doing is worthwhile. You might be annoyed with anyone who gets in the way of your ability to do this. You will also welcome a chance to cocoon at home or go off by yourself to enjoy some solitude. Quite likely, something will trigger childhood memories for you, making this a good time to benefit from counselling. (“Just relax. Please tell me about your first bank account.”)
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
The next four weeks are a favourable time for you because this shift of the Sun is helpful to Gemini. (It occurs twice a year, two months before and after your birthday.) When it happens, it sparks your interest in daily contacts, friends, neighbours and siblings as well as groups to which you belong. You will want to socialize more than usual! You might also want to take up a new study or learn something new, which is something you adore doing. This new energy will also accelerate your daily tempo because you will be more active and involved with doing things that are new and different. It’s a great time for a vacation. It’s also great time for heart-to-heart discussions.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
By nature, you are frugal. You like a bargain and get good value you’re never casual about money. In the next four weeks, your focus on money will be much stronger. You will give more thought to cash flow, earnings and budgeting for the future. While doing so, you will also take a more serious look at your possessions and examine whether or not they serve your needs or whether you are a slave to them! (Let’s face it, you’re a packrat. “I might need this one day.”) The bottom line is this: You want to feel that you are exerting more control over your life through what you own and your assets in general. You’re taking stock.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Ta da! For the next four weeks, the Sun will be in your sign giving you a marvellous boost of energy! Because this is the only time all year this occurs, make the most of it. Naturally, this is the beginning of your new year ahead (your personal year). Therefore, it’s the perfect time to think about what you want to accomplish this year. Ideally, last month you might have defined some goals. If not – do this right now because goals help you achieve things. They give you a sense of purpose. They keep you on track. And they make future decision-making easier. Of course, all Leo knows there are two rules for success: (1) Don’t tell everything you know.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
For the next four weeks, you’re in limbo because your personal year is coming to an end, and yet, your new year is not yet ready to begin. The best way to use this time is to cast a glance back over your shoulder. How well are you doing at the art of living? After you make some important observations (and you are a keen observer), ask yourself how you want your year ahead to be different from last year? Where do you want to make improvements? What do you want to avoid? If you want to evaluate yourself, you have to do so with complete honesty. Anything you refuse to face will continue to be part of your unconscious, hence, your future. What does your report card look like?
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Hands-down, you’re the most social sign in the zodiac. Not only do you enjoy the company of others, you need someone on the other end of your teeter-totter. You will love the four weeks ahead because you can expect to be more involved with friends as well as groups and organizations to which you belong. You might be elected to office or thrust in a leadership position. This is also a good time to see how well you have succeeded in doing what you are doing and also where you have not succeeded. In particular, examine your friends. It’s important to have friends who allow you to be exactly who you are. Do you hang out with quality people? Think about this.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
For the next four weeks, the Sun will travel across the top of your chart. This occurs only once a year and is a marvellous opportunity because it means you are cast in a flattering spotlight that makes you look good to others, especially bosses, parents, VIPs and the police. They’re impressed! Even if you don’t do anything special. (Good lighting is everything.) Admittedly, you will encounter challenges and find yourself at cross purposes with some people, especially bosses and parents. Work with this as skilfully as you can. Think about your career and your standing in the community. Are you going in the direction you want to go? Enjoy the support of a good friend.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
You’re entering a delightful four-week window ahead! (This blessing occurs twice a year for you – four months before and four months after your birthday.) It means that life will hum along more easily. Nevertheless, now is the time to firm up affairs and get your ducks in a row. Travel plans will be important. You might be more involved with a foreign country or other cultures. Some of you will also be more involved with higher education, the law and medicine. It’s a good time to take stock and examine what has been working out and what is not working out in order to figure out what it is worth saving for the future. Meanwhile, some will have a romance with a boss.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Two influences are at play in the next month. Travel and a chance to expand your horizons will please you. You will enjoy art exhibits, long pleasurable trips, concerts and anything that is culturally enriching. However, something else will make you more in touch with your personal self. You might notice strong compulsions arising within you. You might be concerned about finances and anything you own jointly with someone else, especially loans and mortgages. A dispute might arise. (Within weeks, this dispute will subside.) Continue to enjoy opportunities to enrich your coffers. Make hay while the Sun shines!
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
For the next four weeks, the Sun will be opposite your sign. (This happens only once a year.) If you look at your chart, symbolically, the Sun is now as far away from you as it can get all year, which means you will need more sleep, because the Sun represents your energy. (Go to bed.) However, this polarized position also means that it’s time to bring your affairs to a climax. Admittedly, you might encounter opposition from others, especially superiors or people in authority. It might be tough to fit all the pieces in place. This is the best time all year to examine your closest relationships and more accurately see your role in them.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Ironically, while many signs are gearing up to play and explore vacations and creative outlets, you are getting ready to work hard and get better organized in the next four weeks. Oh yes! You want to feel that you’re working smart – that you’re getting the results for your efforts. This desire to be on top of things will include not only your work, but also embrace your respect for your own health. Basically, you want to strive to make every action count in your personal and your professional life. This is why you might stop some bad habits and encourage healthier ones. (Hey, this never hurts!) Why not be the best version of yourself that you can possibly be?