The Sun enters into Leo on July 22. This is the zodiac sign of the Sun’s rulership and its greatest strength and power. Because the Sun is the center and source of our solar system, it defines the basic energy and consciousness at the foundation of our life. That primary quality can best be described as joy, happiness, and play. From the ancient Vedic tradition we are told that life and the universe are the divine lila, or divine play. It is out of the state of joyfulness and playfulness that all life unfolds. This impulse that forms the basis of all life is strongest during this time that the Sun is in Leo. Revitalize your life now through reconnecting with the joy of life.

Aries (March 21-April 19) This can be an intensely conflicted period of time for you. Impatience, impulsiveness, and rebellion can dominate your thoughts and feelings. You feel a significant amount of anger and your tendency is to overreact. Try to keep your cool and consciously cultivate the virtues of patience and tolerance to get through this time.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) Now is a good time for you to review your plans for the future and determine if they might need updating. Be as accurate as possible in evaluating your finances to see if you are on track in that department. Have clearly defined goals and realize that motivation, organization, planning, and steadiness of intent will result in success.


Gemini (May 21-June 21) You have a clarity of perception that can result in a whole new vision of possibilities for you. There are forces and individuals that are in resistance to what you want to accomplish, but through your strength of purpose and your visionary ability you are able to overcome these obstacles. Something important is happening here.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) You are feeling extremely sensitive, which is both a blessing and a curse. Your psychic ability is highly attuned and your ability to perceive what is going on around you is very revealing. You are able to see people and situations for what they really are. There are wonderful insights into life’s higher purpose, but also revelations of the current state of the human condition.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) This is your month to shine. Pull out all the stops and go for it. Socializing and group activities are emphasized. Playing and having fun and following your bliss are appropriate. Travel should also be seriously considered. There is a part of you that is holding back and afraid to let go. Relax and enjoy.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) A part of you feels as if you are disengaged from your worldly activity. If there is time in your schedule, it would be beneficial for you to have some alone time to assess your current life situation. There are some new directions wanting to unfold for you, but you need to tune into these new directions.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Your people skills are at the foreground of your awareness. Work and social situations can provide you with significant opportunities to express them. You come across as being very professional and responsible, but you can also be very entertaining and the center of attention. Inherent within these situations is the opportunity to make more money.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21) There are significant opportunities for personal growth. You feel that your inner strength can handle dealing with some of your conflicts. Your spiritual aspirations and your drive to achieve a more elevated state of awareness can be achieved, but you must keep your anger and frustration, your impatience and impulsiveness, in check.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Opportunities involving work are a high priority. Significant achievements can be realized. You are very driven, organized, and disciplined to achieve your goals. But there are also situations that are very conflicting that make you angry. Your impatience and frustration are at high levels. Keep your cool, and you will succeed.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) The demands at work can be overwhelming at times. Emotions can run quite high. You feel strong, empowered, and capable of dealing with any situation. But you are being tested. Your ability to be organized, disciplined, patient, and persevering will result in success. You must also stay focused.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You feel overwhelmed by a sense of restlessness. Significant change is in the air and you feel that life is moving too slowly. You want it now. But life must unfold at its own pace, and patience is an essential virtue to be cultivated at this time. Be careful that you don’t overreact to small irritating situations. Stay calm.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Spirituality and idealism are at the foreground of your awareness at the present time. You would like to be of service to your fellow man in ways that are uplifting and enlightening. The desire to share your vision of possibilities with others is strong. You do not want to hide this part of yourself away anymore. It is time to put your thoughts into action in order to get the results you desire.

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Robert Ayres is a Truckee resident and internationally known astrologer with more than 40 years of experience. This month’s horoscope is cast specifically for the Tahoe/Truckee area. Contact him for personal consultations at Comment on this column below.


  • Robert Ayres

    Robert Ayres is an international teacher and practitioner of meditation and astrology. In 1972, Ayres traveled to Europe to be trained as a teacher of Transcendental Meditation by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He lived and worked in Asia for four years where he established the first metaphysical and resource center in Hong Kong. In addition to teaching over 50 different subjects and classes, he has written regular astrology articles for Tahoe Quarterly, Moonshine Ink, Healthy Beginnings, and the Willow. For more info, visit his Astrological Alchemy website.

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