The summer solstice is welcoming in so many things: Cancer season! The longest day of the calendar year! The Pavlovian desire to eat a hot dog every day for the entire month of July!
We invite you to feel the magic of the solstice. Maybe itâ€™s the smell of sunscreen or the general merriment about plans to come, but it really feels like anything could happen in the hazy days of summer.
We have you covered with all the stories youâ€™ll want to have with you on this ride:
Happy birthday, crab cake!! Perhaps itâ€™s the sun, but I think itâ€™s your inner light that is making you g-l-o-w right now. You feel solid, beloved in your social circles, and even a little lucky. As you should. Follow that bliss and invite your favorite buddies to come bask in your light.
You should listen to: Iona Iverson’s Rules for Commuting by Laurie Colwin
I know, starshine, itâ€™s hard to remain patient when you can see the headlights of your season coming around the bend. But remember that there is something for you in Cancer season, too! Use this time to be uncharacteristically introspectiveâ€¦you may be surprised what you find in your own self.
You should listen to: Flying Solo by Linda Holmes
Shocking absolutely no one, the energy of Cancer season/the solstice falling on the same day has your Virgo engine revved and ready to start new projects. Youâ€™ll spend this summer being creative, so by fall youâ€™re ready to share what youâ€™ve made out of thin air. Spoilers: everyoneâ€™s gonna love it.
You should listen to: Jobs for Girls with Artistic Flair by June Gervais
Youâ€™ve got some big work things coming, Libra. I know thereâ€™s been something youâ€™ve been itching to do: starting a side hustle? Angling for a promotion? Quitting your job like BeyoncĂ© just told us we should all do? Whatever it is, stop thinking and start doing. Trust your gut and get in there.
You should listen to:Murder for the Modern Girl by Kendall Kulper
When I say summer, you say vacation. For you, Scorp, this is the season you should be looking at things from a different perspective. What better way to do that than to travel to far off places and do things so removed from your daily routine that you couldnâ€™t even see it if you squint. I canâ€™t wait to hear about what you learn.
You should listen to: The Scent of Burnt Flowers by Blitz Bazawule
Not gonna lie, youâ€™ve been going through it. Now is the time to follow your gut instinctsâ€“ususally itâ€™s something that little Sagittarian ponies are dissuaded from doing, but right now youâ€™re the only one who can get yourself out of your tough spot. Brighter days are coming, and no better time to start than on the brightest of them all!
You should listen to: TJ Powar Has Something to Prove by Jesmeen Kaur Deo
Your whole deal right now is relationships: friendships, romantic dalliances, getting on a first name basis with your barista. Prepare to sink some serious time into filling your Cap Cup up with people who nourish you, then revel in your Popular Girl Summer.
You should listen to The Mutual Friend by Carter Bays
Summer is the season of FOMO. You may feel like youâ€™re wasting precious sunny days if youâ€™re not saying yes to every rooftop drinks outing or picnic in the park. But this is your time to grow: do some inner work, pause to do some real self-care, and prepare to harvest the fruits of your emotional labor when the time is right.
You should listen to: Break This House by Candice Iloh
Ooooh Pisces you are feeling that water sign kinship with our crustaceous pals! Your feelings are flowing and your emotions are at an all time high. Itâ€™s not necessarily a bad thing, lest we forget that joy, surprise, and enthusiasm are all feelings! Have fun with your emotions, but donâ€™t play games with any hearts.
You should listen to: The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
You are responding to the squishy heart of Cancer season by prowling for your summer fling. I see you, fire starter! We are all for the hot-and-heavy feelings summer brings, but just a gentle warning to not bite off more than you can chew. Start with one or two suitorsâ€¦you may wind up with some new and interesting feelings before long.
You should listen to: Boys I Know by Anna Gracia
In this season of connection, youâ€™re going inward. Youâ€™re looking for new hobbies, new surroundings, and maybe even a new life path. Whew! Start small and keep on steadily, Bullwinkle. You donâ€™t want to wind up without a place to sit because you decided your couch didnâ€™t bring you joy. And try adding rather than subtracting.
You should listen to: A Heavy Dose of Allison Tandy by Jeff Bishop
I hope you enjoyed your season, Gem! Itâ€™s always a fun, chaotic whirlwind. Donâ€™t fret about moving into Cancer seasonâ€“you still have the glitter of luck all over you, and much like crafting glitter, it shows no signs of coming off soon. Youâ€™re in for a summer of adventure if you just keep the faith and believe in your path.
You should listen to: The Hacienda by Isabel CaĂ±as