Beginning with the Summer

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The solstice has been celebrated worldwide by ancient and modern humans alike, a season change marked by the sun's move into Cancer. "And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer." -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby"

ARIES (March 21-April 19). An element of mystery and glamour touches your scene. There's an illusion involved here. Take your sweet time in figuring it out. Enjoy the ruse.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Fun gets put on hold so you can handle business. The grace with which you handle temporary inconvenience and mundane tasks makes all go quickly. You're soon back to what you want to do.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The Bulgarian philosopher Peter Deunov suggested, "The fragrance of flowers is their prayer." Similarly, your innate qualities will enhance your environs, at once inviting and exalting.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It will be exceptionally lucky to dream of tomorrow -- not of the metaphorical future but the actual day that starts after midnight. There will be an unexpected benefit to imagining, projecting and planning it all out.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The action gets out of your control, but with the right attitude, this will only make it more interesting. It's a flash pot of an adventure. At the end of the day, familiar rituals bring it back to the comfort zone.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There's a subtle hierarchy at play. There will be some shuffling around as people settle into line. Tune into acts of dominance and deference. Excellent strategies come from astute observations.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Positioning and status will have a bearing on the outcome of interactions. Those who brag and posture indicate low status. The truly powerful don't have to prove it.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). A relationship will play like a game of tag. It would be a dull game if one person always pursued and the other was always running, so a change-up is good. The chaser will now be chased.


SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have a unique experience of the world than any creature who has ever walked it. Because you're curious about how others see it, the incurious baffle you, and there are many.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Rumination is no help, and theories that are not applied will become meaningless. You won't know until you take action. The action will be your education and, ultimately, your fun.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). One school of thought says happiness depends on the absence of expectation. Another says, without expectations there would be no remarkable achievements. You'll balance beautifully between the two ideas.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You'll come across people who seem to speak your language, share your values, get your humor. Connections like this don't come along every day. It's worth a follow up!

TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (June 21). The year brings nine small wonders and one big one. Your social life is vibrant with choices and you'll gravitate to the fun, or more likely BE the fun wherever you are. Also featured: an idealistic notion that actually unfolds to meet your preferences, money flowing from a hot tip from friends and something you teach that changes lives. Leo and Libra adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 14, 44, 3 and 18.

CELEBRITY PROFILES: Prince William takes the public fascination with the minutiae of his royal life with Kate Middleton in stride, though the Cancer prince may be secretly grateful when the focus diverts to, say, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Prince William was born when the moon was in Cancer and Jupiter in Scorpio, lending an instinct for protection.

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