If you think astrology has a lot to say about you based on your sun sign, you should see the rest of your chart. Budding astrologers and the simply astro-curious are in for a treat with Carolyne Faulkner’s new book The Signs. In plain language that anyone can understand, Faulkner lays bare the secrets of the stars. You’ll learn how to read your whole chart, how to identify what the twelve signs are like when they’ve “gone right” and “gone wrong,” and get tips for handling the forecasts you’ve been dealt. The Signs is a go-to guide for planning your life — or maybe just your summer. In honor of Faulkner’s work, here’s a guide to how your summer can go when you’re practicing the energy of your sign “gone right.”
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Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Gemini, you’re getting the travel bug, and it’s all about figuring out where you want to go. This is a summer for getting out the map and planning your route to future dreams. Talk to people who might know the way and store up as much knowledge as you can. Teachers may present new avenues for your curiosity. If you do go somewhere now, make it a meditative vacation where you can ponder all of your many ideas. What you’re learning could be tied into your work somehow.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Cancer, abundance is this summer’s buzzword for you. You’re taking a long, hard look at your financial state of affairs and your money mindset. Your self-reflection will be about your past relationship with money, what you value, and what abundance means to you now. If you share a bank account or investments with a partner, you’ll be doing this kind of work together. Practice the art of manifestation, and you may see results in the fall. Money magic can happen when you expect great things.
Leo (July 23 – August 22)
Leo, the great experiment of your life is happening now. It’s almost like you’re watching it unfold this summer, as changes occur in your career. Someone else is probably along for the ride with you. Use this self-reflective time to consider who you are now and who deserves to be the other half of your power couple. Old patterns in friendship and partnerships are up for re-examination. If you’re single now, you won’t be spending the summer alone. Just one word of advice: no exes. The future is calling.
Virgo (August 23 – September 22)
Virgo, you’re basically a genius when it comes to organizing your life around healthy routines. This summer, take a step back and adjust your days for greater health and happiness. Plan to slow down, rest, and eat lots of fresh fruit. Quiet vacations in beautiful natural settings work wonders on your over-scheduled soul. Trees are literally healing. A yoga retreat or similar activity could be the perfect escape. You’re cutting out some bad habits. Look inward for the answers and trust your instincts.
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Libra, you’re bursting with inspiration this summer. Dig up old creative projects and see if you’d like to revive them, or plan for your future masterpiece. This is a time for reflecting on what’s fun for you. Invite more play into your life. In the romance department, ex-partners could show up out of nowhere for a brief fling. Is it what you want? New goals take the place of old dreams. You might be moving on to a whole new stage of love and fun.
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio, the tectonic plates of your life are moving beneath you this summer. It seems like everything is up for review: who you are, what you do, where you live, and who you spend time with. You may be considering moving house or making a career move. A significant partnership or friendship is involved as well, especially if you live together, so make sure you’re talking through it. This summer, explore the different places you could go. Wait until fall to commit.
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Sagittarius, this summer you’re expanding your mind. Whether you’re traveling or not, you’ll be encountering foreign ideas. You are reconsidering how you want to use your voice, and what you want to say with it. If you’re a writer, speaker, or musician, you’ll be revising old work and planning new pieces for debut in the fall. Read often and journal about what you’re learning. It may not be formal summer school, but you’re creating your own classroom out of the world.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
Capricorn, this summer you’re considering what you value and how to put those values at the center of your life. You’ve always been good at utilizing your talents to build a secure foundation for your life. This summer, you may find some money challenges cropping up. Don’t react too quickly. Take a beat, reflect, and brainstorm some genius ideas for your financial resurrection this fall. Dim the self-doubt and amp up your confidence. You’ve earned every right to generate material security with your abilities.
Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
Aquarius, this is a summer for reinventing yourself. You’re not like everyone else, and there’s no rule that says you have to stay the same forever. Create a strategy for developing the New You. You may find you want to ditch a look you’re bored with, uproot yourself and move, or change course in your career. A significant friend or partner could be affected, so make sure you communicate what you’re looking for. Plan your surprise debut for this fall.
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
Pisces, you’re on a journey that only you may know about, a quest for some knowledge or inner fulfillment that’s been going on all year. This summer, you may expand your vision through travel. Visits to new places feed your imagination. Internally, you’ll be reviewing what you want in this lifetime. What makes your heart sing? What is the most authentic expression of you? Lay some fears to rest so that you can create your life with confidence. You are protected in your travels.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aries, you’re coming into your own this summer. The dreams you used to have are old news. You’re getting ready for a new beginning! Look for authentic ways to express the new you. Think about the audience you want for your creative ideas. Who are the right people to receive the gifts you have to offer? You may find yourself in a romance with someone from the past, and it’s likely you’ll be hanging out with new friends by the end of August.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Taurus, you’ll be thinking a lot about your calling this summer. You’re in the midst of a cycle of changes in your home and career. You might be thinking about moving, making changes in your job, or both. This is a time for figuring out what you want and creating the strategy that you can begin to put into action this fall. Adapt to circumstances beyond your control. You’re totally reinventing yourself now. They won’t even recognize you by November.