The Sun enters into Cancer on June 20, which marks the summer solstice. This is the beginning of the summer season when the sun reaches its farthest northerly point in its annual journey. We experience it as increased heat and light. It is the longest day and shortest night of the year.

Summer is the season when maximum growth is experienced in nature, and the natural world is at its most glorious. In Tahoe, we are blessed and surrounded by the unparalleled beauty of our environment.

Cancer rules nature and represents the cosmic soul of the Divine Mother of creation. This principle of soul, which is love, is in direct connection with our individual souls. Now is a good time to become more conscious of this connection by immersing yourself in nature.


Aries (March 21-April 19) You are under a significant amount of stress this month. There is increasing pressure for you to make some important changes in your life. But this is also a time when you can have some penetrating and revealing insights, which can show you what needs to be done. You must put this creative insight into action to accomplish your goal.

Taurus (April 20-May 20) There are opportunities for you at work. Things are not as they appear, so there is a need to investigate and look more deeply into your current situation and determine the direction that events seem to be taking. This allows you to position yourself advantageously for the changes that will be coming.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) Your leadership abilities in your field of expertise have the opportunity to shine. The vision of possibilities that you see to be achieved is greatly expanded. There is an incredible ability to see the future and work creatively to take full advantage of it. Significantly, spirituality and idealism are central impulses to uplift what wants to unfold. These insights can be applied successfully to your work.

Cancer (June 22-July 22) This is your month to shine. It is an excellent month for you. Your sense of self and your heart and your mind are very open and in tune. Psychic abilities are enhanced, so be sure to trust your feelings. Even though you are very grounded you can have your head in the clouds. It is the best of all worlds.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Inner reflection is important in order for you to be better able to embrace your authentic self. A much more elevated perception of who you are is available to you now. There is an enhanced feeling of well-being that wants to become your new norm. Apply your new recognitions to your work and reap the results. There is the possibility of a promotion and pay raise for you.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Your usual analytic, critical mind is balance and softened somewhat now. Your heart and soul are opening up to elevate the love and desire part of yourself. The affairs of work and career dominate your attention and present opportunities for advancement. Some of your awareness wants to be utilized in an inner-directed manner for personal insight.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Your communication skills are greatly enhanced. If there are things that you have been feeling need to be said, but haven’t, now is a good time to say them. There is a new vision of possibilities unfolding for you that can involve your relationships with others. Share your dreams with others because they might have a role to play in them.

Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 21) There is a strong emphasis this month on self-improvement. Your position in society and community is emphasized. There is support for increased recognition in your career. You can be very businesslike and professional and deal with difficult situations successfully. Growth of your innate power is supported. Your sphere of influence is expanding.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) This is a very social time for you. Involvement with friends and groups will be fulfilling. Play, recreation, and having a good time should be a priority. Foreign travel, continuing education, concerts, films, etc. should be on your to do list. This would fulfill your need for expanding stimulation and experience. Go for it.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You have a need to disengage from the responsibilities and intensity of life. Down time, alone time, and your ability to establish your own private space can nourish your soul. If you have the opportunity to go on a retreat, take advantage of it. There is a new level of wisdom and understanding that wants to unfold for you.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) There is some stress and tension in financial affairs that needs to be addressed. You need to review your situation and make a financial plan if you don’t have one. If you do, you may need to update it and revise it. It is time to reduce risk and establish a more conservative approach to your finances.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Your innate spirituality and idealism are seeing more focus. There are ways you can give expression to your desire to create a better world and make money doing it. This is the time when the spiritual gets grounded and integrated into the material so that the world can be changed for the better. Go for it.

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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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