Heat and harmony on the horizon
Astronomically, the summer solstice marks the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Astrologically, it marks the beginning of Cancer season. “With the sun in Cancer, this is a good time for everyone to take ownership of their feelings and their actions and to focus on loving each other and overcoming selfish goals,” says professional psychic and astrologer Stina Garbis.
Think of an astrological chart as a pie divided into 12 slices. Those slices are what astrologists like Garbis call houses, and they represent different aspects of your life. On your birth date, at exactly the time you were born, each sign and planet fell within a certain house. Sounds complex, but just as smart astrologers can tell you your zodiac element, zodiac compatibility, and zodiac power color, they can derive meaning from the houses.
On the summer solstice, the sign of Aries is in the seventh house, which means preparing for particularly aggressive interrelations, according to Garbis. When the weather is hot, our metaphorical temperatures can rise. And with Aries in Mars, Jupiter, the moon, and the minor planet Chiron, Garbis says there are sure to be disagreements everywhere around the world. “This is a particularly aggressive solstice, which does not bode well for worldly events,” she says. This is a scary worldly climate, but with Mercury in Gemini, there may also be great ideas coming from various religions and religious leaders of the world about how we may come together in a more peaceful way.
What The Summer Solstice Means For Your Zodiac Sign with all 12 zodiac symbols and captions
Aries (March 21–April 19)
You’ll have a lot on your plate during this summer solstice and may find yourself at odds with the people closest to you. Garbis says fiery rams may feel a bit moody and wounded and have a hard time saying “I’m sorry.” But it’s not all doom and gloom. The summer solstice may be a bit of a renaissance for Aries, a time to start something new, like a job or relationship. And for those moments when your mood is less sunny than the great outdoors, scroll through these summer memes to brighten your outlook.
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
The summer solstice is a good time for bulls to relax at home and spend time with loved ones, says Garbis, so carve out a few days to hang with your family and best friends. You might also want to focus on creative pursuits and even express your creativity around the house. Feeling a bit stuck? Don’t fret. “There may be something on your mind that you have a hard time getting over, but give it a little bit of time, and things will make sense,” she says.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
With Mercury in the ninth house, this may be a good time to take a vacation—or even travel in your mind. It’s also a prime time for Geminis to engage in high ideals and get closer to their passions. “Perhaps get started on that book that you have been longing to write and set a deadline for it to be done by winter,” advises Garbis.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
This is Cancer season, so it’s your time to shine. If you were born under the sign of the crab, you may want to get out of the house and try your hand at success. “This is a good time for popularity and fame, so perhaps head onto TikTok to make that viral video,” Garbis recommends. Indeed, June and July are the luckiest months for Cancers.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
For Leos, this summer solstice is a time for friendship and for meeting up with new and old friends alike. Garbis says that lions may want to squash a dispute and make up with someone they dearly love but had a problem with in the past. Perhaps it’s time to reunite with an old lover. Not sure how to start the reconciliation process? Try using the best compliment for their zodiac sign.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
If your star sign is Virgo, it’s time to tidy up, finish what’s left undone, and prepare for the seasons to come. “If it’s Virgo’s downtime in the summer, then they might want to do some extra work around the house and practice their favorite pastime, getting organized,” says Garbis. Heads up, Virgo: Here’s how to organize your place, specifically for your zodiac sign.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
During the summer solstice, Libra (aka the most polite zodiac sign) is in the first house, which is the house of new beginnings. “It’s a good time to start fresh,” says Garbis. So jump-start that new project you’ve been putting off, or head out into the world for new adventures.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
Scorpio is on the cusp of the second house during this year’s summer solstice and is dominating the house’s energy, Garbis says. To know what that means for you, you first have to understand that the second house rules the body and physical assets. So you may enjoy taking on a new physical pastime, perhaps finding the best workout for your zodiac sign or practicing mind, body, and soul work. Time to get out your yoga mats, Scorpio!
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
When Sagittarians aren’t playing in the sun, they may want to pick up a book filled with adventure to get their minds off daily worries. “They can also phone a friend,” says Garbis. Ready to escape into literature? Find the best book for your zodiac sign.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
Capricorn is on the cusp of the fourth house during this summer solstice, and Pluto is in the sign of Capricorn retrograde. Let’s break it down: Pluto is an underworld planet and tends to involve problems that need to come to the surface. The fourth house represents the home, environment, and family. And when a planet is in retrograde, it means the energy is going within. All that points to problems regarding the house and family that need to be reconciled, says Garbis. She notes that this is also the perfect time for Capricorns to clean out their basements. It may not be your favorite chore, but it’s the ideal time to unearth what you haven’t dealt with and put it out for a yard sale.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
Get ready to let down your hair! If you were born under the sign of Aquarius, this year’s summer solstice is a time for play, says Garbis. If you’ve been too serious lately, this season is about fighting your urge to work all the time and reclaiming some “me” time. Find the best hobby for your zodiac sign, then let go.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
You may be working during the summer solstice, but if you’re a Pisces, you should strive to add creativity to everything you do and add a little spice to those long and slow summer days. Garbis says fishes can journal, make work goals, and add a houseplant or water element to their workspaces. “Pisces are ruled by Neptune, and they need to be careful to not get too carried away with extra emotion, so they should put their emotional energy into a creative passion,” she says.