June 20th at 8:32 pm PT, the Solstice arrives. Sol’s trip through the cardinal waters of Cancer encourages a return to our roots. Perhaps we can never go home again, but this sign embodies the amniotic fluids from which all life springs forth. During this season, we seek to make sense of our past.
While traversing this passage, the Sun brings a metaphor or two that will help us understand our origins. It’s only through this kind of reflection that we gain insight into who we are and what we are here to pass on or put down for good.
Not all lineages are worth preserving.
Cancer is a sign known for its tenacity. It holds onto the bitterness that accompanies our early betrayals as well as the balms needed to heal from those wounds.
Ruled by the Moon, Cancer offers a nocturnal knowledge that reflects to us what the ego can’t face, digest, or look at head on. When impressions from our younger years haunt our pre-sleep moments, we know they have arisen for a reason.
Take note of what you are attempting to work out in the liminal spaces of your life.
Depending on your hemisphere, the solstice marks a change of season that brings us to the full extent of daylight or night. Pivotal to say the least, this is a quieter shift, one that asks us to note our daily rhythms and rituals and what they need now.
On June 21st, Venus, also in Cancer, trines Neptune in Pisces. Today no sweet tooth can be satiated and no rom can com enough. Our need for dreamy delights and affairs to remember is at an all-time high.
This astrology is intoxicating and not the most productive way to begin a week, but it’s definitely a bubbly one. Infuse all you do with an aesthetic that inspires and a color palette that beckons your imagination to awaken.
June 22nd is the day that Mercury stations direct and we can go ahead and ring the bells of relief — but not too cockily. As Mercury pivots, it slows, making communications move more like the stagnant air of a muggy afternoon than an easy, breezy beach day.
Not only that but until July 6th, Mercury is headed back to square Neptune one last time. The sharks are still in these waters, even if they are wearing sheep’s clothing.
The day Mercury stations direct can bring us helpful clues and missing puzzle pieces, however. Keep your notepad close, but refrain from texting your ex.
On June 23rd, the Sun trines Jupiter. One of the more nourishing and celebratory signatures of the year, the Sun’s trine to Jupiter is the pop of a champagne cork, opening us up to a fountain of seemingly endless fun.
It is, of course, fleeting, but any gift from Jupiter lifts the spirits and acts like a cheering crowd for our inner heroine. We reach a little further when we feel supported in doing so.
On the heels of such a boost, Venus in Cancer takes us down to the depths via an opposition to Pluto. Here, Venus has us compulsively confessing our true feelings, fixating on the details of our last date, or bringing us to the edge of reasonable requests in our relationships.
Stretching our awareness across the spectrum of self and other, this transit asks us to know both the blissful union that Cancer promises and the assessment that Pluto demands of what we find repulsive about this merging.
This reality check counters the overly zealous antics that Jupiter may have convinced us to take part in. It’s a day to embrace the beauty and beasts of life.
It’s all about balance.
The Full Moon in Capricorn arrives on June 24th, at 11:40 am PT. Right on time and ready to roll up its sleeves, this lunation helps us to put the gifts of the Sun/Jupiter trine to use.
In this earth sign, and so close to the solstice, this is an activating Full Moon, inspiring us to utilize what we have access to.
In Capricorn, the Moon usually struggles to find the nourishment it needs, making this a moment to focus on the body, its appetites for food and rest, and its yearning for comfort and tenderness.
June 25th, Neptune stations retrograde. Retrograde for nearly half the year, every year, Neptune is no stranger to this mode of operations. The planet moves so slowly that it’s barely a perceivable difference.
However, on the day of its about-face we may notice a yearning to daydream, space out, and tune into ourselves. Fuzzy are boundaries now, which is great for communing with the muses, spirits, and all other flights of fancy.
On June 26th/27th, Venus enters Leo. Here to wow the crowd, this trip through the fixed fire sign will be a showstopper for sure. Travelling with Mars, opposing Saturn, and squaring Uranus, Venus introduces a more challenging script that we’ll need to act out in due time.
The Leo area of our charts will be put to the test, but it will also be home to a reignition of our creative potential, even if the circumstances are challenging.
Check back for a full set of horoscopes on this upcoming transit on June 26th.
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Aries & Aries Rising
Attaining career pinnacles is what gets you attention right now, but the real magic of the moment is happening far below the surface. As the solstice replenishes the reservoirs of your inner life, Cancer season makes clear the need to tend to your root systems and foundations.
Success is all the more sweet when it happens in tandem with a deep care for yourself and life. As Venus (also in Cancer) makes an opposition to Pluto, it gets you in touch with a long-buried need to connect to the elements that help you make a place a home.
What surfaces now seeks to be incorporated into your conscious awareness. Knowing what we don’t yet have in place helps us move more definitively towards it.
The end of week, the Full Moon in Capricorn reflects the great professional heights you’ve been able to climb to, and the work that you’ve been cultivating over the past 6 months.
When you look back at January 2021, what plans were you hatching? What were you hoping they’d blossom into, and how far have they come?
If the advancement that you’re making helps you connect more deeply to what gives your life meaning, this Full Moon will offer a moment of appreciation for the tenacity it takes to make your potential manifest in the world.
But, if the accolades you receive leave you seeking something more satisfying, take another look at what success you’ve been aiming for, and how you might reorient your target.
Taurus & Taurus Rising
The solstice pulls focus on the ways that your days can provide little pools of replenishment. Mini spa moments help you feel less haggard and more able to cope with life’s dry spells. Break out your calendars and course correct when you see you’ve left no time for soulful soaks and energetic exfoliations.
As Mercury stations direct, reflect on the lessons that you’ve been learning when it comes to your material life over the past 3 weeks. What financial situations have been your greatest teachers? What are you no longer willing to ignore, neglect, or evade when it comes to your needs and your bottom line?
As the Full Moon in Capricorn spotlights the long-term goals that you’ve reached and the mountains that you’ve climbed over the past 6 months, take note of which ones brought you a sense of exuberant contentment and which leave you wanting more.
What’s the philosophy that’s moved you forward thus far? What is the sentiment that serves as your fuel on the road of life?
It’s not the goal but how we get there.
The Full Moon reminds you that the clearer you are about your driving force, the more likely you are to enjoy the ride and learn ample amounts from it.
Check in with yourself, manifest with the Full Moon, and reflect on your progress with journal prompts for your sign on the CHANI app.
Gemini & Gemini Rising
The solstice reminds you to let your reservoirs refill. Always pouring forth your resources leaves you vulnerable to thinking that you lack, need, or have to extract from the outside world.
We all need replenishment.
As blessings create an overflow in your purses, wallets, and fanny packs, take note of what you feel you’re worthy of and what you feel you need to release before it takes shape.
Just because we want something, doesn’t mean we know how to receive it.
As Mercury stations direct in Gemini, you may notice that missing emails make themselves known, text messages you forgot to respond to come back to your awareness, or conversations that you started 3 weeks ago circle back for another round or even a little closure.
We’ve still got a ways to go in terms of gaining clarity with Mercury, but a pivot is underway. In the process, you may notice that a puzzle piece or two gets put into place at just the right time.
As the Full Moon in Capricorn finishes up the week, your focus shifts to the shared resources and collaborative exchanges in your life. What you began here 6 months ago is coming to an important phase of its growth.
Notice what your collective storehouses are filled with and how their contents inspire further expansion or a feeling of closure.
Cancer & Cancer Rising
As the Sun returns to Cancer, you’re flooded with the sentiment of the season: care is your calling and your currency to protect. The solstice makes clear your gifts, how to offer them, protect them, and how to receive the blessings they give in return.
This flow has to be back and forth, otherwise you’re leaking and never reaping.
When Mercury stations direct early in the week, this sentiment is repeated. Over the past 3 weeks, the messenger has been helping you scour the sentiments you hold to be true about your capacity to love and be loved.
The hurts bound up in the belief that you deserved to experience them rob you of precious energy and personal power. The retrieval that this retrograde has required you to do is nothing short of a magnificent magic act — but one that is also rooted in real practices.
As you come to understand what’s bound up in shame, you also get to release it. Speak about it, write about it, and make conscious what you’ve been holding onto in isolation. The more we share our burden the less hefty its grip on us.
The Full Moon in Capricorn shines its practical light on your relationships and the oaths you’ve made to others. The quality of these agreements comes into focus and you’re able to get a good look at the structures you are working within and the growth that can happen inside their architecture.
You need love, affection, or at least appreciation, in your relationship containers, but you also require commitment to each other’s development, and the space to discover what that involves. Make sure your partnerships are a place where everyone can flourish.
Leo & Leo Rising
The solstice warms the backrooms of your being, reminding you to care for the far corners of your psyche and acknowledge the wear and tear of life on your systems. Here, you find reprieve from the usual phantoms that cause fright.
Right now, you are more apt to make friends with the ghosts in your closet, and better able to remove and examine the thorns in your side. Healing happens with ease this week, even when confronted with hard to manage emotions.
As Mercury stations direct, take note of the conversations that coalesce with friends. Small sentiments exchanged become key to unlocking a mystery you’ve been puzzling over these past 3 weeks.
Missing pieces of intel surface, helping you make sense of social scenarios, text chains that went awry, and exchanges that eluded you or never seemed to add up. It’s not that there is a neat and tidy end to Mercury’s retrograde, but the mess it unloosed makes more sense now.
As the Full Moon in Capricorn lights up the last half of the week, it reminds you of the work projects you’ve been toiling away on over the past 6 months. What you began back in January has now grown into something of significance.
Repair any of the structures that threaten to collapse in on your contributions and strengthen the ones that protect against what is corrosive to your offerings.
Check in with yourself, manifest with the Full Moon, and reflect on your progress with journal prompts for your sign on the CHANI app.
Virgo & Virgo Rising
The solstice sheds a loving light upon your social safety nets. Good things come to you through those you invest in. Good health is maintained through the strength of your connections. A good life is lived one laugh with a loved one at a time.
As the Sun makes a trine to Jupiter, it sends you affirmations through the networks you’re a part of. The blessings that find you now only do so through the people you serve alongside. The more you devote yourself to the care of your communities, the more you seem to receive.
With Mercury’s station direct, your career gets a realignment, helping you put the events of the past 3 weeks into a greater perspective. The wild and weird adjustments you’ve undergone may have been messy, but at least now their reasons are made more evident.
Any amount of clarity about your role and how to do it effectively is worth its weight in gold. Take any extra coins and offer them to Mercury as praise and payment.
While the Full Moon in Capricorn fills out the last part of the week, it highlights your creative projects and your need to structure some playtime.
If you began a hobby or creative pursuit in January, chances are this Full Moon lines up with the importance of its unfolding. Just as essential, however, is your need for a trip to a gallery, art supply store or time spent curating the playlist you need now.
This Moon reminds you of the need to take serious pleasure and its pursuit.
Libra & Libra Rising
The solstice boosts your confidence, setting you up in the spotlight for all the world to see. This particular Cancer season spruces you up. Like a well-loved child, you go up onstage a little more likely to expect a good response from the audience, or at least, a little more willing to share the best of what you have with the rest of us.
Receiving recognition may not be altogether easy or comfortable for you, but at this moment your exchanges with the world feel effortless.
As Mercury stations direct, you too get redirected. To some degree, your path forward clears up, or the obstacles clogging your route get highlighted. Perhaps you can only go forth bread crumb by bread crumb, but that’s all you need now.
Off-roading is sometimes necessary, but at the moment, straying too far from your course gets tedious.
The late week Full Moon in Capricorn sheds light on your root systems. Where you find home changes over time, and what brings you comfort might always be evolving, but this lunation makes clear that you owe it to yourself to move towards your current iteration of an optimal abode.
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising
The solstice sets you up to feel a little freer than you usually tend to. Give yourself permission to float off into the sunset. Setting sail actually helps you feel more related to the world around you. Roaming helps you refresh. Hydrating the sentiments that connect you to the rest of humanity helps your faith spring back to life.
Don’t forget that as fortified as you are, you are still a psychic sponge. Get yourself to the seas that inspire a broader world view.
As Mercury stations direct, the winds change and help you work out a message that’s been too tangled to decipher. Whether it’s regarding your collaborations or your grief cycles, your payment plans or your healing modalities, the therapeutic nature of the moment is evident.
This unsticking doesn’t offer a quick fix, but a slow release. Gather information as it comes and keep accounting for the exchanges in your life. Take note of the pluses and minuses of your unions — how they found you and how they leave you especially.
As the late week Full Moon in Capricorn blooms, it brings a focus to your words, writing, daily rhythms and events. Your calendar is quick to fill up, so if you need to guard your time, do so early in the week.
The insights that Luna brings are in regards to the rituals that lighten your load. Like weeding the garden, the chores of the day can be incredibly prosperous when their sole purpose is making more space for all that is nourishing.
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising
The solstice reminds you that you aren’t in this alone. There are more people on your side than you know, more investors interested in what you are developing, and more funders forming a line to offer their assets in support of your blueprints than you are aware of.
Choose partners from a place of abundance and see what that shifts.
As Mercury stations direct, you get to reflect on the last 3 weeks and the changes that have taken place in your committed partnerships. What knots have been untied, and what are you now able to express that you need, want or know about yourself?
As the late week Full Moon in Capricorn unfolds, it pulls focus on what you are developing in your material life. Your relationship to your resources, assets, and talents are highlighted. The more you focus on the tides of your financial flow, the more in touch you are with your creative power and potential.
Firmly rooting yourself in this area of your life helps you more clearly understand what is worth your effort and how to more honestly value your time. AKA, you become unstoppable.
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising
The solstice shines its light on the loves, long-lasting promances, and platonic commitments that you’ve made. The gifts that come pouring forth from the people you’ve committed to are plenty.
As offerings of affection float freely toward you, note if your main reaction is to move out of the way when you see them coming. When necessary, help yourself to withstand the discomfort of being appreciated. Let the blessings of appreciation land in your life.
While Mercury stations direct, you get notes on your work life, report cards about your progress, and little insights about what to do next and how to handle the problems that persist.
When you look back at the past 3 weeks, what do you notice about your learning curves around your health or work life? What were you struggling with then, and has it led you to a practice of persistence now? What are you able to address rather than deflect while on the job?
As the late week Full Moon in Capricorn shines its light upon you, take a look at what you’ve been personally growing yourself into over the past 6 months. Something that began back in January has steadily blossomed. Hopefully part of this is about you having more substantial awareness of your potential.
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising
As the solstice signals a change of season, you are given an opportunity to reboot your wellness routines and accomplish the work accumulated on your desk. Notice the ways rest adds up and actually helps you function and flow.
As Mercury stations direct, it asks you to reflect on the lessons that you’ve learned about your creative process over the past month. Bringing something to life can be a lengthy, unpredictable, and meandering endeavor.
With little to count on that’s linear, no map in sight, and only your ability to attune yourself to the muses, being in service to this part of yourself requires constant maintenance and system updates. As Mercury stations direct, reboot.
The late week Full Moon in Capricorn pulls focus on the backstage projects you’ve been developing over the past 6 months. Their quiet growth and behind-the-scenes progress helps keep them protected, for now.
Relish the moments where it’s just you who knows their promise and potential.
This Full Moon also reminds you of the power of naps, and to visit such recharging stations. There’s plenty to enjoy about life right now, some of which requires a little extra down time. Take some.
Pisces & Pisces Rising
The solstice signals a moment to revel in the pleasures in life. Enjoy. Jupiter is only in Pisces for so long and right now it’s showing you the upside of its downpour.
Soak it up.
The more you focus on the areas of your life that naturally flow, the less likely you are to disperse your energy in too many directions. If certain tasks feel like too much of a stretch at the moment, retreat. Any extra time this affords you should be spent at the spas of your choosing.
As Mercury stations direct, it helps you put together a puzzle piece or two about a living situation, family dynamic, or neglected foundational need.
When you reflect on the last 3 weeks, what have you learned about making your baselines a priority, and how are you putting this knowledge into practice?
The late week Full Moon in Capricorn pulls focus on your friends and social networks. What you’ve learned about your besties over the past 6 months, and how to create the world you want to live in with them, shines brightly now.
Take note of who in your circles helps you hold both the hard times and the triumphs with equal enthusiasm and depth of heart.