7/23 - 8/22
Toss those Birkenstocks into your hobo bag, and hop on the VW tour bus! This Tuesday, gypset (gypsy+jetset) Jupiter decamps to Cancer, your flowy, nomadic twelfth house for thirteen months. Hello, bohemian lifestyle! Suddenly, youd rather keep life breezy and open-ended than commit to anything stressful, time-consuming, or, you know, permanent. Indeed this Jupiter phase, which lasts until July 16, 2014, will feel like a long, sweet escape. The twelfth house is transitional: next summer YOU will be hosting Jupiter for a year and, once again, be off to the races again. So cherish this extended summer vacation. Rest, recalibrate, and process your emotions. Let your spiritual side have its heyday. Life may feel a bit surreal, like a lucid dream at times. Learning to go with the flow is one of Jupiters huge lessons nownot an easy one for a superstar multi-tasker like you. As a fixed sign, you like to be grounded. We recommend starting (or ramping up) a yoga and/or meditation practice now, even getting into a more soulful form of dance. Heads up: Jupiter in the twelfth house can bring unresolved emotions bubbling to the surface. You may feel a bit raw this summer, but youll also feel really alive, even amidst the tears, fury or bursts of laughter. In addition to perfecting that drop-to-your-knees surrender prayer, you might want to work with a spiritual advisor, therapist, coach or support group to help you glean the golden lessons of your feelings. Your creativity is heightened, opening the doors for your magnum opus to emerge. Let the muse guide you to your deepest expression and give you the green light to turn your pain or grief or personal blocks into a true work of art. Hello, catharsis! On Wednesday, communicator Mercury turns retrograde (backward) in Cancer and your twelfth house for three weeks, which may really bring some unresolved tension to the surface. If youve been sweeping your feelings under the rug, look out! Everything could come out in a jumbled, inarticulate rush. Avoid having first draft conversations with the people who have pissed you off. Your unfiltered sentiment could burn some bridges with retrograde Mercurys signal-scrambling influence. Again, having those supportive, levelheaded people on speed dial comes in handy. If the issue at hand is major, don’t ask friends and family to play therapist. They are too close to be objective, and you might strain the relationship. Also, you might just be extra-sensitive to their stuff, which could lead to annoyance with their well-meaning efforts (and then guilt because, after all, YOU asked). Counseling and support groups are the way to sidestep this hall of mirrors. Another way this Mercury retrograde could play out: you put on the rose-colored glasses and refuse to look at a brewing problem. Dont let these minor issues balloon under Mercurys backspin. Deal, Leo, for the sake of your sanity and future freedom. Early intervention can nip the drama in the bud. Save the fireworks for your love life. On Thursday, love planet Venus settles into Leo for its annual three-week stopover. Hello, you, gorgeous, magnetic creature, you! Having Venus in your sign amplifies your allure, making you simply irresistibleand perhaps a little reluctant to tie yourself down to anyone. If single, enjoy tasting the rainbow before settling on a favorite flavor. Self-love is the order of the day, too. Are you ready to sprinkle a little makeover magic into your life? Hot-to-trot Venus calls for your inner stylista. Pamper yourself shamelessly now, play with a new summer look that boosts your confidence. Between now and July 22, you could find yourself grabbing the mic!