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Summer 2009 horoscope special
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
This is a very exciting time because lucky Jupiter is in your sign all year — a major bonus! It brings you good fortune and opportunities and attracts powerful people to you; it also greases the wheels and makes life easier. This relative ease boosts your confidence — in both yourself and your future. (It’s the opposite of defeat.) You’re feeling empowered! At the turn of the millennium, you were establishing your home base, but then increased responsibilities with children, sports and romance made you reassess things. Around 2005/2006, partnerships and close relationships were stressed; some even ended. This is why you’ve had to get by on less recently. (Partners have either left or are changing jobs and the like.) Nevertheless, since 2005 you’ve been progressing toward your ultimate goal, which will be achieved by 2013/2014. (How sweet it is!) But right now, you must continue to prove that you’re in dependent enough to make it on your own. (And who is more independent than you?) Serious travel or further education and training in the next few years will prepare and enrich you for that soughtafter career peak about three or four years down the road. Maintain your course!
Mantra “Day by day, I’m getting closer to what I want.”
Summer anthem The Aquarian will love chilling out to Swan Lake’s moody epic track “Spanish Gold, 2044.”
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Life hasn’t been easy lately with stern Saturn sitting opposite your sign. The good news is that it will be gone by late October and won’t return until 2036. Around 2003/2004, you were asking big questions about your future. And from 2005 until 2007/2008, you worked hard to show others what you could do. In 2007, you found the courage to
set grander goals. Now, you’re on the brink of a major change. You also might have to get by on less because you won’t have the support of others. However, Jupiter will enter your sign in five months, attracting wealth, good luck, opportunities and important people to you.
Mantra “My independence makes me strong.”
Summer anthem Chad VanGaalen’s earnest “Willow Tree” is a perfect match for shy Pisces.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Some years are landmarks, and this is one of them. Around 1989/1990, you succeeded at something that was important to you. After giving up a lot in the mid-’90s, you set off on a new journey, which resulted in the discovery of who you really are today. Since 1996, you’ve slaved behind the scenes. Now, you’re ready to be centre stage, where you’ll stay for the next 15 years! The only catch: It could threaten partnerships and close friendships. Nevertheless, when you step into the spotlight, there’s no going back.
Mantra “I’m preparing for my debut.”
Summer anthem The retro-pop of Hot Panda’s “Cold Hands/Chapped Lips” will put a spring in Aries’ cheery step.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
This millennium is a new ball game. Sure, you were riding high in the early ’90s. And, yes, you sustained major losses in the mid-’90s. But it wasn’t until around 1999 that the ball really got rolling—right? That’s when you stepped into the world and began to redefine who you were. By 2000, your confidence was increasing, and the money soon followed. Job changes and residential moves kept you packing and unpacking from 2003 to 2006. Recently, you’ve been preoccupied with increased responsibilities with children and a deeper urge to discover what you really want to do with your life. No matter what your age, you’re secretly wondering “What do I want to be when I grow up?” Fortunately, this is an excellent time to be asking yourself this question: Lucky Jupiter is high in your chart until well into 2010. This means that you’ll be able to impress bosses, parents and VIPs. (You’ve got them in the palm of your freshly manicured hand!) Go ahead and grab this rare opportunity, because you are really going to sink your teeth into something for the next four years. Your time has finally arrived. (Yes!)
Mantra “Lady Luck is with me this year!”
Summer anthem The controlled electro-pop of Think About Life’s “Sweet Sixteen” will keep the levelheaded Taurean cool.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
In the summer of 2000, you entered a 12-year cycle of major learning. Surely you’ve noticed a shift in your focus, to say nothing of your experiences, since then? Essentially, from that time until last year, you were reinventing yourself! In the last few years, your focus has been (and still is) to create the right home for yourself. You want digs where you feel secure — this is essential. This must be established before you move on to the next stage. From 2001 to 2006, you developed your values, your personality and who you think you are. Since then, you’ve been striving for domestic stability. Once you know who you are — and where you’re living — your next step will be to find out what it is you really want to do! This final shift is what you’re currently moving toward. To help you make this transition, travel opportunities and chances for further education or training are at hand this year. Do anything you can to enrich yourself and your experience of the world. The timing is perfect for this!
Mantra “I’m grateful for opportunities to travel and learn.”
Summer anthem Complex and otherworldly, Patrick Watson tunes like “Fireweed” will delight indieloving, intellectual Gemini.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Something in the early ’90s forced you to rely on yourself. (And it strengthened you.) Fortunately, your confidence was strong; by the turn of the millennium, others were providing you with opportunities to help you weather a time of loss with regard to familiar possessions, places and people (which is not easy for Cancer). This help was due to your good karma. When you started off in a fresh direction around 2003, your earnings were supportive. When your money scene is strong, you feel secure, and security is important to you. This year is pivotal: You’ve finished the job you began sometime in 2003, which was to redefine yourself. Now, the planets are urging you to firmly clarify and solidify your family scene and your home base. Your mission? Do whatever it takes to feel secure about where you live.
Mantra “My mission is to give myself a solid, secure home.”
Summer anthem Get out on the dance floor and enjoy Shout Out Out Out Out’s electro track “In the End It’s Your Friends.”
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
This year, lucky Jupiter is sitting opposite your sign. (You’ll feel this influence well into 2010.) This phenomenon enriches partner ships — both intimate and professional. However, the last time it occurred, you were focused on your career. This time you’re in a different space, assessing different possibilities for another source of income. This search for something meaningful beyond what you’re currently doing is triggered by several factors: Around 2005, a big change happened in your world and you started doing things differently. More recently, opportunities in your job encouraged forays into new areas of potential earnings and exploration. You’re getting closer to doing what you enjoy most! It seems that life is giving you the baton, so run with it! (Be careful with authority: Your confidence triggers an over stepping of boundaries.) With so many avenues opening up to you, remember that satisfaction goes beyond the material — it also includes inner enrichment.
Mantra “I appreciate all the loved ones in my life.”
Summer anthem Leo will rock out to Black Diamond Bay’s boisterous tune “New Soldier.”
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Saturn represents fate and destiny. It has been in Virgo since September 2007 and will leave in November 2009. (What a slice!) Like a cautionary tale, Saturn glides through your sign every 29 years. It gives you strength and focus. It supports you! The last time Saturn was in Virgo was from August 1978 to September 1980. The next time will be 2036. As you approach winter, you should congratulate yourself: You survived a tough learning curve — phew! Remember how easy things were in 2001/200 3? You were on top of your game! Now, you’re in an entirely different phase of your life. Fortunately, this is the year to improve your job or discover how to truly love what you do. Streamline your world and simplify! Clutter at home and work will bring you down and negatively affect your health. You’re about to enter a twoyear window of serious contemplation during which you’ll decide what really matters. This knowledge will change the rest of your life.
Mantra “I am healing myself this year.”
Summer anthem Virgo will appreciate the sleek synths and spare feel of “Hazel” by the Junior Boys.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Some years are memorable: Consider 1989/1990, 1996/1997 and 2003/2004. These have meaning for you. Similarly, 2009/2010 is another turning point. This year wields a doubleedged sword: In one way, it’s fabulous! Love affairs, romance and opportunities for exciting vacations, plus playful, rewarding times with children, are sources of joy. Your social scene is wired! Parties, fun invitations and events in the arts or sports are a bonus and will continue into 2010. (Yay, me!) However, since 2007 you’ve had to give up people, places and possessions; it has been a sobering experience. Some important relationships have ended; some losses were major and painful. For some
of you, it has been a journey through the dark night of the soul. By the end of October, you will slowly enter a huge new era of your life. November and December are the debut to what lies ahead between now and 2018. In this stretch of time, you will redefine your values, your relationships, probably your job and even where you live. It’s all up for grabs. It’s time for the birth of the new — and improved — you.
Mantra “I will never again be as young as I am today.”
Summer anthem Metric’s “Help I’m Alive” is a track that was made for shopping and parties — perfect for social Libra.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
In 1999/2000, you stepped up to the plate. Major changes with partnerships made you proactive about going after your dreams, and you’ve never looked back. Around 2005/2006, you began to see the fruits of your labour. In the last three years, nteractions with others were challenging. The more you became involved with groups through work and social networks, the tougher it was to maintain your integrity and independence. Fortunately, your selfconfidence and poise carried the day in 2006, and, in 2007, new moneymaking ideas started percolating in your brain. Ka-ching! You were bold about trying new paths and pioneering ideas. Now is the time to expand or improve your home scene through investments or renovations. Whatever is superfluous will be history. Next year is one of the most fun-loving, romantic, playful years in over a decade!
Mantra “I’m grateful for my precious family and home.”
Summer anthem Scorpio’s natural sex appeal will find perfect accompaniment in the
electro beats — and naughty lyrics — of Tiga’s “What You Need.”
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Do you remember how hard you worked to make a home for yourself in the early ’90s? Sheesh! (You love travelling the world, but even you need a nice place to come home to.) After busting your buns at work in the late ’90s, you made a breakthrough around
2001: “I’m on it!” The good news was that your ambition was aroused; the bad news was that partnerships took a dive. (Ouch.) Then, from 2003 to 2006, you were forced to get by on less because support from others diminished. (More ouch.) Fortunately, in the last few years you have bounced back big time — you’ve been on top of your game (and still are). You’re confident: You know what you want and what you don’t want. Many of you have brilliant moneymaking ideas to help boost your income. This good influence will continue for the rest of this year. The reason you’re cooking on all burners is because Jupiter is boosting your optimism and your ability to maintain a positive frame of mind. This is critical for you! Optimism and physical activity are key survival issues for Sagittarius. (You’re a hustler — and I mean this in the most positive way!)
Mantra “I’m making hay while the sun shines!”
Summer anthem Brent Randall’s bubbly cabaret pop tune “Bluebirds, Flowers and
Other Things” feels like a sunny ’70s day, and that suits upbeat Sagittarius just fine.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
In many ways, you’re in the most fortunate position of all 12 signs. you were, what your values were and where you should work. By the turn of the millennium, you were working so hard that, at times, you felt overwhelmed. Partnerships were challenging
around 2003/2004, but that didn’t hold you back. In fact, the lack of support simply stiffened your spine. In 2007, your confidence returned — along with your poise and diplomacy. Now, your assured strength will translate into an increase in assets through purchases and investments. Everything you’ve been working for is about to come to fruition. In late fall, a planetary shift will promote your good name. The recognition and respect you’ve been craving will finally be yours.
Mantra “Everything I’ve been working for is within my grasp.”
Summer anthem Capricorn can zone out to the synth-pop “Hey You Guys” by Circlesquare.