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Energy Surge: Bring on the Solstice

Dear Friend and Reader:

Somewhat astonishingly, we've nearly arrived at summer solstice. On Wednesday, within hours of one another, the Sun and Mercury ingress the sign Cancer. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, this is the week when the days are longest and the nights are shortest. The Sun seems to be at stasis.

As of this moment, the Sun is about to conclude its rather eventful run through Gemini. Speaking of, on Saturday, I completed the Gemini audio reading. This is a masterpiece of laid-back, useful, informative, plain-talk astrology.

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This is called a solar analemma. It's a composite photo of the Sun, taken approximately once a week, from the same spot, for one year. The lower left of the infinity is the Sun at winter solstice, when the Sun is low in the sky. The crossover points are the equinoxes. The top right is the summer solstice, when the Sun is high in the sky. Photos and composite by Anthony Ayiomamitis.
So, first a bit about changes of season. One of the most useful astrology books I ever read was The Book of Thoth by Aleister Crowley, which is really an explanation of his astrologically rich tarot deck. He has a lot to say about this.

When the season changes, there's a surge of energy from the Earth. If you're sensitive, you'll notice it with your senses, and can feel it with your body.

Seasonal changes keep nature and our lives flowing. Nearly everyone who grew up where there are noticeable changes of season, who then left for a while, misses the seasons and is happy to have them back.

In the solstice chart, the most interesting feature is that the Sun is in Cancer, and Mercury is half a degree behind, still in Gemini. It's as if there's a secret waiting to be revealed. And that is the quality of the next few months: something obvious, thinly veiled, lurking just off stage.

Mercury is in the somewhat humorous "bathing beauties" degree from the Sabian symbols. The official title of the degree is, "A parade of bathing beauties before large beach crowds." Everyone is witnessing a meaningless, if mildly amusing, form of pageantry. The degree's interpretation concludes, "The show is over. Now comes the moment of decision."

Decisions are important. Without them, nothing except calamity moves life forward. If you wonder why people are so dependent upon disaster, maybe that's because they've thrown away their power of decision.

There's not much else that's especially foreboding in this chart. In fact it offers an optimistic perspective, with warm placements: a conjunction of the Moon and Venus in Taurus; these are trine Pluto (the Moon is exact), which is infusing the sensuality of Taurus with deeper meaning.

Mars in Cancer is offering relevant passion and feeling. Saturn is standing guard over the Galactic Core, making a trine to Eris. There is connection and flow between what's radical and disruptive, and what is stable and spiritually grounded.

The only clue we have that something big is coming is that we're all aware there's going to be a massive total solar eclipse later in the season. Even if you're really good at reading charts, the power of that eclipse is not hinted at in the chart for the season in which it occurs.

If this chart is saying one thing, that thing is FEEL. One of the effects of sitting at the bottom of the digital ocean is numbness. We tune into our devices, which are extensions of our bodies. Then the feedback is so intense, we tend to cut off and numb out.

This chart is saying get back into your feelings. Yes, it seems dangerous now, with the world the way it is, but that's bullshit. The real problem is the fear of what will happen when we turn off the denial and allow something real to come in.

For those wondering about that eclipse in August, it will be one thing if you're in denial, and quite another if you're awake, alert and paying attention.

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Your Monthly Horoscopes -- and our Publishing Schedule Notes

We published your extended monthly horoscopes for June on Thursday, May 25. Your extended monthly horoscopes for May were published on Thursday, April 20. We published your Moonshine horoscope for the Scorpio Full Moon on Thursday, May 11. Please note: we normally publish the extended monthly horoscope on the first Friday after the Sun has entered a new sign.

Monday Morning Horoscope for June 19, 2017 | By Eric Francis Coppolino
Aries (March 20-April 19) -- Make a point of recognizing the authority of others, particularly in subtle ways. Be cooperative, especially with partners and people you share your household with. Taking out the trash and doing the dishes grants considerable social standing, which in turn subverts power struggles. You alone can cultivate a sense of calm in your home life, which in turn will be helpful in every other facet of living, particularly where your professional aims and your prosperity are concerned. Said another way, your astrology is suggesting you build your life from the ground up, and from the inside out, for its own sake -- and for the best results in your seemingly outer life. You may decide it's amazing what can happen when you organize your affairs this particular way, and you see how far a little contentment can take you.
INVOLUTION, the 2017 Spring Reading, has been published! You may read your Aries preview here. Order all 12 signs for the best price, or choose your individual signs.
Taurus (April 19-May 20) -- This week's Moon-Venus conjunction in your birth sign -- right at the moment of the solstice -- describes your graduation to a state of true self-confidence. Such is not a concept. It's something you feel in your body, and take with you wherever you go. You'll notice it in the way you sit and stand, the way you walk, and how you approach food and sex. I am describing a form of entitlement -- you were born, and you're entitled to feel alive and like you belong on the planet. That reaches into every detail of life because it emanates from your sensation of physical existence. In a most significant way, there's something about finding your voice. Whether you're a writer, a singer, or someone who wants to feel articulate at a social gathering, this will be a sweet season.
INVOLUTION, the 2017 Spring Reading, has been published! You may read your Taurus preview here. Order all 12 signs for the best price, or choose your individual signs.
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What if you could get a useful, relevant and best of all, understandable, astrology reading offering financial strategy, information about your relationships, and the place where the two meet? Forget how much it might cost. What if the information was really, really good?

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My officemate Henrietta Saint Francis poses with the chart for the Gemini reading.
What if you were sure that, if you took a few moments and listened to the reading, and maybe listened through a second time, you would hear something that would shift your approach and help you solve some nagging problems?

That's what I'm offering with the newly minted Gemini audio reading for 2017-2018. It's for everyone with Gemini in their chart: Sun, Moon, rising, Saturn or Chiron. It will work brilliantly for all of the air signs (including Libra and Aquarius). And the information is so rich and relevant, anyone at all will benefit from listening. [Audio preview here.]

Granted, this reading is not for everyone. It's not for thoughtless people. It's not for people who want "information" packed into their head in under five minutes. It's not for you if you don't like to reflect on your life. It's not for you if you're in love with your problems or your self-defeating thoughts.

However, if you're interested in growing, and raising your awareness, and using the miracle of astrology as a kind of thought lever that helps you open your inner doors, this reading is for you. If you want something that will give you abundant ideas and stoke your creativity, this reading is for you.

If you're open to being motivated, and shown your true strengths, this reading is for you. If you're interested in seeing where your best advantages are, this reading is most assuredly for you.

Astrology is an interesting medium. One single thought that an astrologer offers can seem to turn the key in your mind, turning your thought process into a productive and self-affirming experience.

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In your reading, I use the Gemini and Sagittarius tarot cards to describe Gemini relationship dynamics. Cards are from the Crowley tarot.
One seemingly little idea can offer you what you need, or give you the hint that resolves something that's been bothering you for weeks, months or even years.

This reading contains the condensed knowledge from 22 years of consulting, teaching and writing, plus many lifetimes of study and practice.

The thing is, at ten or twenty times the cost, a private consultation with me might not offer you any more than this reading does -- if you get the one thing you need. And it's nearly certain that you will, if you're listening carefully.

The planets speak to me, and I deliver the message to you: competently, with love, respectful of your time, and best of all, at a price that's worth every penny. Click here to listen to an audio preview.

The Gemini reading is for everyone -- especially if you're any shade of Gemini. Get instant access here. The audio is playable on any device.

With love,

PS -- I've prepared a four-minute audio preview of your reading. You may listen here.
Gemini (May 20-June 21) -- You seem to stand on the brink of an important choice, uncertain what to do. Drop all pretenses, and be resolutely who you are. This is a commitment that, to be real, must extend into every facet of your life, from the most casual conversations to the most serious; from your daily flirtations on social media to the preparation of your CV. Don't just aspire to be real in all that you do; draw it out of yourself with bold gusto, and make no compromises. If you feel any anxiety that you're overreaching or expressing too much desire, take a breath, point yourself forward, and carry on. One rare and beautiful quality of the moment is that your ability to change, grow and adapt is running at a peak. Use that for all it's worth.
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First Opportunity to Pre-Order: 2017 Cancer Birthday Reading

Do you have a Cancer Sun or Cancer rising sign? Your big month is just around the corner: next week, both the Sun and Mercury enter your sign -- promising to extend your awareness and presence out into your world and deeper into yourself.

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As one who tends to experience life as a series of cycles, having the Sun in Cancer usually indicates an upswing for you: a time to move ahead with who you are -- even if you feel like you're only beginning to discover that, or creating it as you go. What better way to catch the energy wave of this season's astrology than by listening to your 2017 Cancer Birthday Reading?

As with all Planet Waves "birthday" readings, this will include two segments of astrology (at least 30 minutes each), plus a tarot reading -- including photos of the cards -- which may arrive a little after the astrology segments are ready.

You can lock in the absolute lowest price offered on this reading by pre-ordering now, before Eric records and publishes it. You can also pre-order it as a gift for your favorite Cancer loved one.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) -- The Sun and Mercury enter your sign this week within hours of one another. That's a boost in your influence and confidence, and it will be significant. What will you do with it? I suggest you do the thing you've always known was right, whether you succeeded in the past or not; whether it was easy or not; whether you think it worked or not. This astrology is not about the peripherals, the conditions or the seeming limits you face; it's about acting from your most deeply held values and sense of personal truth. That's the most effective, and incidentally, safest and most harmonious way, to put this rare, gleaming astrology to work. There's a reminder to process every perception and every decision both emotionally and mentally, preferably at the same time. What is real works on many levels.
INVOLUTION, the 2017 Spring Reading, has been published! You may read your Cancer preview here. Order all 12 signs for the best price, or choose your individual signs.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23) -- This week's developments will go a long way toward easing your stress and any lingering anxiety. Mercury and the Sun join Mars in the most sensitive area of your chart (a trippy place called the 12th house). That will bring awareness and warmth where there was previously some odd, difficult-to-name concern. With your inner lights on, you can focus on your most cherished professional goal. I don't mean an ordinary new job or promotion: I mean the thing you know you're destined for. Remember that destiny is not usually like winning the lottery. Rather, it's an invitation to aspire to what's meaningful, which wholly depends on your courage, persistence and the use of all of your talent, all the time. As you begin, be prepared to start fresh every day, and put feeling into every stitch of effort.
INVOLUTION, the 2017 Spring Reading, has been published! You may read your Leo preview here. Order all 12 signs for the best price, or choose your individual signs.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) -- Prosperity comes in many forms, and I suggest you note all that apply to you. This is coming in through every angle of your solar chart at the moment, ranging from having the material resources you need, to having the spiritual awareness to make them meaningful. There is a new sense of social ease, and the feeling of being seen and recognized. Therefore, don't play small. Don't shrink or hide or ever tell yourself that you don't matter. Rather, engage with the world on equal terms. Notice others and observe them noticing you. Offer your viewpoint and accept the views of others. Indeed, the whole concept of prosperity is a morph between being open to receive, recognizing what you have, and using it well. Get all of those working and you'll feel like the most fortunate person in the world.
INVOLUTION, the 2017 Spring Reading, has been published! You may read your Virgo preview here. Order all 12 signs for the best price, or choose your individual signs.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) -- We all know how challenging it can be to maintain your stability and emotional security in the mist of a profound love affair or erotic tryst. Everything can seem to hinge on so much. Yet as the season turns this week, your solar chart reveals the depths to which you can offer yourself to others and at the same time feel strong, secure and loved. Let this extend into every area of your life, from the most private and intimate to the most public. You are who you are; the positive qualities that you possess radiate into the world around you, and can manifest in every area of your life. Therefore, stand up, and stand out. Be happy to be visible, let yourself be seen, and learn the fine art of being accepted for who you are.
INVOLUTION, the 2017 Spring Reading, has been published! You may read your Libra preview here. Order all 12 signs for the best price, or choose your individual signs.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) -- Your world continues to get wider, and you're being invited to roam further from what you think is safe and secure. The further you step into the unfamiliar, the more at home you will feel. This idea spans everything from the restaurants you eat at, to the countries you want to visit, to the ideas you read about and consider. Your solar chart is swirling with a blend of spiritual growth, creative passion and sexual abundance: all you need to do is take a creative and slightly daring approach to existence. Say yes to people you want but might ordinarily say maybe to or avoid; trust that you have the passion and the awareness to meet other beautiful people on their level. There's precious little time to waste in a human lifetime, especially in these rare and glorious days.
INVOLUTION, the 2017 Spring Reading, has been published! You may read your Scorpio preview here. Order all 12 signs for the best price, or choose your individual signs.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) -- This week is the solstice, the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere. That's a turning point in the space-time continuum, a turning point for the culture, and it represents an especially positive development in your life. From the look of your solar chart, you're going deeper into a commitment; your heart is leading the way and your mind is following -- which is the right order. This is not the kind of commitment that involves signing on the dotted line. Rather, it's the kind that comes with a deep personal transformation. You become 'another person' in the sense that there's a clear before and after. There's nothing contrived about this. You don't make it happen; you feel it happening and you go with the feeling. Someone close to you may be taking a strong lead. All you need is trust.
INVOLUTION, the 2017 Spring Reading, has been published! You may read your Sagittarius preview here. Order all 12 signs for the best price, or choose your individual signs.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) -- Relationships are an experiment. Life is an experiment. Art had better be an experiment or it's not even vaguely art, and sex is designed to be a creative adventure. Does any of this sound familiar, or does it sound like the impossible dream? It's time to pull the curtains and open the windows and let in some new experiences of life. If you can throw away the habit of trying to make everyone fit into your preconceived concept of reality, you and the people around you will have what seems like incredible fun. You will, however, have to be accustomed to that odd feeling of unpredictability, which comes with the territory of actually living your life rather than living a plan. Beautiful things are waiting for you, if you open your eyes and open your mind to them.
INVOLUTION, the 2017 Spring Reading, has been published! You may read your Capricorn preview here. Order all 12 signs for the best price, or choose your individual signs.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- The past week put you through a kind of spiritual test, summoning your discipline and compelling you to fully embrace your responsibilities. The coming season will call upon you to be consistently productive, rather than moving in your usual cycles of devotion. Wake up every day and return to your central purpose. You have a job to do, and you're the one who's chosen your mission. Therefore, don't worry about success. Don't worry about your reputation. Most of all, don't worry about your fears. Rather, step up to the challenges of life and do your very best work every single day. Resolve to do even better each and every morning. There are no laurels to rest on. Follow the example of those who do what they do for its own sake and for no other reason.
INVOLUTION, the 2017 Spring Reading, has been published! You may read your Aquarius preview here. Order all 12 signs for the best price, or choose your individual signs.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) -- On Tuesday, Mercury and the Sun enter the most creative and all-around exciting angle of your solar chart, your fellow water sign Cancer. This is the rising tide that will lift all the ships of your life: creative, erotic and whatever it is that makes you feel the most alive. The past month of the Sun in Gemini has helped you confront many of your worst insecurities. At the very least, you've mapped out what they are, though they're unlikely to bother you much, particularly as you plunge into the finer things in life, in true Pisces style. Stay ahead of your work commitments so that you have plenty of time and flexibility to embark on any adventure you want, or to accept any invitation that feels appealing. There will be plenty of both.
INVOLUTION, the 2017 Spring Reading, has been published! You may read your Pisces preview here. Order all 12 signs for the best price, or choose your individual signs.
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