Planet Waves by Eric Francis
Monthly for LEMONADE, June 2006
Aries (March 20-April 19)
What you experience in the next few weeks is a moment of truth. Do you have the strength to be who you are? Do you have the freedom to allow your curiosity to lead you through life? You may have reason to fear that you’re not so young anymore, but you’d be surprised what one bold move can do. Age is not a number. It’s all about what we believe, and why; it is about the risks we allow ourselves to take, and whether our fears rule the day. You are young when you can take a chance and express who you are inside. Right now there is something burning to come out.
Taurus (April 19-May 20)
Whether a certain living situation is right for you is an issue that seems to come up over and over again. You may feel it’s more sensible to wait until the frustration passes, as it always does, and then make a decision from a more clear state of mind. There’s another theory, which is to use your frustration as inspiration, and take any moment of inner conflict as an opportunity to make a real change. Basically, I suggest you get on top of this situation and let the world know you’re the boss. Trust me, the world will respond like you are.
Gemini (May 20-June 21)
Most good ideas don’t generally dance their way into existence; they have something of a breach birth. There is often a struggle, and the thought process can seem to go on and on. But the rewards are worth it — particularly in your case now, where it seems some extraordinary concept, project or idea about reality is making itself known. Take your time, and work through each layer of reality. Get it on paper, draw pictures, explain your idea to yourself. This is something that can change your life and change the world, but you will need patience and devotion.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
If you take charge of your finances and resolve to make some crucial long-term decisions, it will be possible to get results that last for many years. This stage of your life, counting this year and next, is one of the most important times ever for building your economic foundations. At the same time you can and indeed must face your personal insecurities and remember that you are a unique individual with talents, resources and a gift for humanity that only you possess. It’s almost a birthright that you be one who is not only financially successful but actually content — but you have to claim it.
Leo (July 22-Aug. 23)
You are on a mission, and it’s a big one. I can see an outer aspect, that is, some service or task you must perform in the world. I can see an inner aspect, the birthing of an entirely different idea about yourself that will put you years ahead of where you thought you would be in your personal growth and maturity. There will be moments this month when you wonder whether it’s all worth it, or whether you are up to the task of living. In truth, there is no question whatsoever. It is all worth it, and you are up to the task. But time alone will demonstrate this.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22)
Your sign is reputed to be the hardcore brainpower department of astrology, and to a large extent it’s true. But few understand the extent to which you struggle with words, because they always seem to slip and strain for real meaning. You can, however, take advantage of some unusual astrology under which more people than you’re accustomed to really do understand what you’re getting at, and can share your vision of life. You may need to be the one who dares to start the conversation, and you’ll need to put your idealistic views out there for others to hear — but it’s a chance worth taking.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23)
We all know you’re not the type who thrives on conflict. A friendly game, a little devil’s advocacy, a healthy opinion here and there — but not actual strife and turmoil. If, however, you wind up in a situation where the heat gets turned up and actual animosity breaks out, I suggest you stay calm, aware and a little detached. You’re involved only in an indirect way. To the extent that you’re involved, your ideas and your personal integrity are above reproach. You decide when you speak and what you say. And the less you say, the faster it will blow over like it was never there.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
You were born to do great things in life. There’s hardly a Scorpio alive who would doubt that fact — but there are many who wonder how it’s ever going to happen. Great achievements are always made of many smaller ones. And then there is the occasional moment of breakthrough, when your strength and power really make a difference. Just before those happen, everything can seem to be on the line. It feels like you have to risk everything. When you get there, that’s how you’ll know you’re in the right place: it seems dangerous. Gather your luck and all your courage, then do your best.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22)
What happens this month may feel like a test of faith, but really it’s an affirmation of your integrity and will offer you proof that your real strength is spiritual, and from beyond this world. The stars are conspiring to help you build a long-term vision for your life, and that takes confidence and moreover a deep belief in yourself. If you lack that now, it’s only temporary. Just under the surface is a layer of sanity and well being that will carry you through this month and indeed all through your life. Remember — that is the real you.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20)
You must drive a hard bargain. And you must know when to compromise. Don’t drive that bargain too hard, and don’t compromise too soon. There’s a way to work out the current situation that allows you to keep your main goals intact, and to live in integrity. Remember what is most important to you, and compromise only on what’s not on that list. The current astrology puts you in the position of long-term strength, and reveals that rivals or competitors are in the position of seeking the quick fix. Slow and steady and you’ll get exactly where you’re going.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 19)
Worry not about the fact that certain people seem to know no limits, nor do they know limits to their frustration. You, on the other hand, are in the position of being genuinely concerned about what the people around you are going through, and you know it’s not easy for them. Therefore, pay attention to the agendas of others, and limit your contact with those who want anything other than peace and harmony. The human race is not known for its mental health, but you don’t need to sacrifice yours for the benefit of anyone.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
You will need to pace yourself this month. This can be an incredibly productive time for you, but you need to be careful not to overexert your energy or push yourself too hard. Set reasonable goals and set aside the expectations of others. Put your health as the first priority, and remember to communicate to others how you feel whenever necessary. But the most important thing you can do, no matter how much work you have, is enjoy your success. You need to be reminded that it’s really all worth it, so I suggest you find some meaningful way to reward yourself on a daily