Everything you need to know about the Earth opening up and swallowing your planets or the other way around.
Horoscopes by Corina Dross
Now comes the drowsy, ripe, sticky height of summer, and if you’ve been sleeping under a roof every night you’re missing out. But even stretched under the stars, homebodies and wanderers alike may be struck by that homesickness which persists no matter where we are, or where we could be. There is always someone missing who should be here, there is always the feeling that we have not fully arrived or may not get to stay too long. Whether we’re lingering in the garden or building twig cottages near the edge of some railroad track, we may be struck all at once by that collective yearning for a loved one’s voice calling us in at dusk for dinner, for bright lights indoors as the darkness deepens.
With a mess of planets in Cancer this month (including Jupiter’s last hurrah here before it moves into Leo on July 16th), this is a moment for gathering ourselves back together after the intensity of the last few months. Wherever we call home, now is the time to reflect on how well it feeds us. Do we feel we belong here, or anywhere? Who is our chosen family? Are we taking care of one another? Are we so heartbroken that we refuse to let any place enfold us? Are we putting up with conditions that poison us? As Cancer’s energy circles around, indirectly, these questions will come up in several ways.
And while we take a moment to luxuriate in the lushness of the season, not all the fireworks of the summer are over. Some of us may opt out and curl up with someone sweet, listening to their breath as other sounds fade into the background. The rest of us will be drawn into a few more spectacular displays, beginning on the 4th, as the annual celebration of nationhood coincides with the Sun’s exact opposition to Pluto. This brief but fiery transit will spotlight our oppositional relationship to power and institutionalized violence (ruled by Pluto). It’s a good day for public, symbolic acts of resistance, but remember: with the Sun involved anything clandestine may end up exposed. A few more intense days will include the 8th and the 18th as the Sun squares off with Uranus (upheaval! revolution!) and Mars (fight club!). And we’ll see a merry gang of planets tromping through Cancer, dancing across from Pluto and offering us a few different angles on common strength (Cancer) vs. the dehumanizing system (Pluto in Capricorn). Finally, Mars will finally careen away from Libra and into Scorpio on the 27th, bringing with it an intensification of the Plutonic themes: Digging a little deeper; passion as transformation. Skillful, courageous acts of reconnection. Stimulating our emotional intelligence.
With that in mind, use your native intelligence in reading these horoscopes, and take only what resonates. Horoscopes are never as precise as a personal reading, but you can triangulate a rough idea of your location by reading your rising sign first, followed by your sun and moon signs.
“For it seems that everything hides us.
Look: trees do exist; the houses that we live in still stand.
We alone fly past all things, as fugitive as the wind.
And all things conspire to keep silent about us, half out of shame perhaps, half as unutterable hope.”