This Cancer season features a strong urge toward self-protection and passionate care for those we love. This comes with a bit of bite and grit, which, if we aren’t wielding it ourselves, may feel like a bit of a thorn in our side.
Nevertheless, through this first part of the month, there should be a capacity for lightheartedness and simple joy available to us. Although we very may have to be navigating difficult and urgent themes, it will be greatly helpful to enter into them with a sense of curiosity and willingness to learn. Toward the end of the month, things will take on a bit of a more intense hue, as the Sun opposes Pluto, urging us into the fires of transformation.
Cancer: June 21-July 22Cancer: June 21-July 22
This Cancer season has a bit of an edge. It’s your time of the year to shine, certainly, but consider that your striving toward radiance might have also to do with embracing some healthy contrast. More than just searching for soft and smooth energy, a bit of sharp focus and fiery courage—acknowledging and responding to life’s shadowy difficulties—can provide definition that would feel very supportive. This way, your warmth and joy will have more substance behind it, something to fall back on when life gets real and intense, which it especially will toward the end of the month, during our full moon and in the following couple of weeks, as the Sun opposes Pluto.
Leo: July 23-Aug. 22Leo: July 23-Aug. 22
The first part of this Cancer season is relatively soft for you, Leo, and it would be a good time to let yourself breathe into the summer. You’re likely to have the oomph to respond to life’s demands when you need it, but the most meaningful moments are more likely to be gentle, airy, and will bring more levity into your being. Steeping yourself in this sort of nourishing simplicity will be helpful to prepare you for the second half of the month, which will have a bit more of a feeling of urgency—a spirit that will actually accelerate into August. For the most part, this intensity is demanding that you take more responsibility in your everyday life and relationships, but this shouldn’t make you rigid and cold. Really, the best response will arise through a spirit of care and recognition of the truly valuable things in life.
Virgo: Aug. 23-Sept. 21Virgo: Aug. 23-Sept. 21
This Cancer season will be a wonderful time to focus on your broader community, Virgo. Although this can start with a lighthearted social spirit, the real magic will come from a recognition of how intertwined you are with the world outside of you. As you open up to the world, pay attention to the things that ache or make you twinge. There’s some heart-opening medicine to be taken here, which can really open your horizons and expand your world. In turn, this month you can have a real reconfiguration of how you understand your role in the world and make some great strides in adjusting your daily rhythms around that clearer purpose. This might feel overwhelming, but consider that this metamorphosis and unfolding is entirely natural and doesn’t require contrived effort from you.
Libra: Sept. 22-Oct. 23Libra: Sept. 22-Oct. 23
This Cancer season continues some heat and intensity in your relationships, Libra, but takes them to another, deeper and more subtle level. At the start of the month, this will likely feel like a lot of stimulation and excitement, but we’d hope that this would stabilize and set you into more meaningful grooves—a stronger sense of your role and gifts to the world, clearer devotion to those you share your life with, and deeper dedication to the process of learning. Although there’s a fiery, crackling spirit to this growth (which will stick around for the summer), the Cancer energy, especially, can bring you into a good bit more humility, softness, and care—which can help you stay even more even keeled and finely equilibrated.
Scorpio: Oct. 24-Nov. 21Scorpio: Oct. 24-Nov. 21
Amid a particularly tumultuous year for Scorpios, this month can be a time of smooth growth. Although it might look or feel small or slow, letting yourself flow into new ideas, perspectives, and ways of being can have big impacts—even on a karmic/destiny level. A peak moment in this unfolding will take place on the full moon and the 10 days or so afterward, as life shows you what is ripe for change. Although this might evoke fear or poke some frozen parts of you, that soft, graceful spirit will allow you to thaw and float into your next evolution with minimal strain. Especially at the end of the month, as we start turning over into Leo season, there could be some large flows of previously dammed-up energies which might require a strong response, but here too, the task is more to recognize and align with a natural intelligence, rather than forcing a reaction.
Sagittarius: Nov. 22-Dec. 21Sagittarius: Nov. 22-Dec. 21
Cancer season presents a challenge for you to grow into more clarity and nobility amid your intimate relationships, Sagittarius. This summer you’re having a spurt of sharp, strong energy flowing into you—the task here is to refine that force so that it can deftly navigate the subtle, sensitive intricacies of our deep connections. Although a certain amount of liveliness, friskiness, and unabashed joy will continue to serve you, see how you can encourage yourself into new frontiers of loving maturity. A specific, major realm where you can take great strides is into the simple routines and duties of everyday life. Bringing more connection or camaraderie into these daily rituals would be a great idea, but you might also set higher sights for yourself this month, counting on a bit of extra oomph and endurance, especially later in the month.
Capricorn: Dec. 22-Jan. 19Capricorn: Dec. 22-Jan. 19
This summer’s heat is oriented toward illuminating, supporting, and stoking your soul’s hearth fire, Capricorn. Amid a world that’s sometimes trembling and sometimes buzzing with excitement, your task is to keep your inner light warm, bright and steady. At the start of the month, this might feel like a task that requires heroic concentration and incredible sacrifice, but more than strict discipline, what’s really called for is devotion, openheartedness, and a good deal of attentive wit. What can arise is a beautifully simple, ingenious, and elegant self, rooted in goodness and compassion and capable of adapting to small shifts. This allegiance to the essential can usher you through great transformations and initiations.
Aquarius: Jan. 20-Feb. 18Aquarius: Jan. 20-Feb. 18
Your revolutionary ingenuity is best focused on developing stability and simplicity this summer, Aquarius, orienting your life around the things that truly nourish you and those you care about. Call it nest-building, call it nourishing your roots, call it radical self-care in the end, you should feel more easy, trusting in the future, and settled in your everyday existence. Bringing more sweetness or care to your everyday rituals would be a great idea, especially if it opens up space for you to feel more sacredness and allow your soul to breathe through intense churnings. Especially in the couple of weeks following our full moon, staying tethered to the holiness of the every day can help you resolve the scary or tricky psycho-spiritual knots that come to the fore alongside the Pluto-Sun opposition.
Pisces: Feb. 19-March 20Pisces: Feb. 19-March 20
Cancer season emphasizes your development into a more nourishing sense of warmth and joy, Pisces. A simple and childlike spirit can help balance out some of the bigger shifts unfolding this month, which may or may not feel like they’re in your control. Instead of letting yourself get too rattled, if you can maintain an inner smile and watch the cosmic drama with a sense of curiosity and wonder, and focus on your immediate environment, sphere of influence, and quality of your inner experience, you can find reservoirs of optimistic strength to carry you into the future. If this feels fanciful, it could be great to reinforce your connections with your teammates and allies in this life adventure. Even a single warm conversation could help remind you of the inherent goodness and beauty of this ride.
Aries: March 21-April 19Aries: March 21-April 19
Quite a bit of oomph will be available to you at the start of this Cancer season, Aries, even as it might at times run into conflict with a softer or more sensitive part of your life. You can harmonize these by expressing care with a bit of spice or working up the courage to undertake some necessary deep-cleaning—internal or external. After our New Moon on the 28th, this can stabilize into a steady, growthful groove. Although that might look like a focus on certain habits or specific projects, it could also stem from a deeper, more heartfelt devotion to certain values or visions for the future. Although these should feel electric and exciting, make sure they also integrate an awareness of where things could go wrong or awry. Making sure your inner child feels safe about the future is certainly priority No. 1.
Taurus: April 20-May 20Taurus: April 20-May 20
This Cancer season brings an invitation for you to stoke your deeply held soul-fires, Taurus, tending your inner hearth. Insofar as you know the right, sustainable and abundant fuel for your fire, this is a great month to reach out for those nutrients. If you’re still figuring out what you need, or what’s possible for you, this month can give you a little kick of urgency into those explorations and conversations. You’ll know this precise fuel by its fruit, though—you’re looking to be radiant, growing a sturdy and coherent light and warmth to be a more positive force in a quickly changing world. Once you’ve caught your stride in staying steady, you’ve got permission to play around with turning up the heat!
Gemini: May 21-June 20Gemini: May 21-June 20
This Cancer season highlights the development of your soul’s senses, Gemini. Although there might be lots of action taking place in your community, as well as semi-urgent feeling material realities to attend to, we don’t want you to get twirled around in a fiery haze. Rather, if you can listen for the hidden, subtle aspects of all of this motion, you’ll find a clearer way through—and feel more lively and capable to boot. Although time in quiet or with loved ones can nourish these intuitive faculties, consider that the natural world itself wants to disclose its mysteries and help you along your journey.
Elon Musk has placed an order for a new, top-of-the-line private jet: a Gulfstream G700, Austonia has learned. Delivery is expected in early 2023.
Billed as offering “the most spacious cabin in history,” the aircraft seats 19 and soars above the rest of us at up to 51,000 feet. Base price: $78 million.
The Gulfstream G700 was awarded the 2022 International Yacht & Aviation Award for excellence in cabin design this year. (Gulfstream)
According to the Gulfstream website, the G700 can fly up to 7,500 nautical miles without refueling, enough range to fly nonstop from Austin to Hong Kong. Powered by two Rolls-Royce engines, it has its own Wi-Fi system, 20 oval windows measuring 28” x 21”, and two lavatories.
The sweet new ride will replace his current top-of-line private jet: a 2015 Gulfstream G650, the aircraft that has been made somewhat famous by the automated @elonjet Twitter account, which tracks and reports his personal aircraft’s movements using public data.
Landed in Austin, Texas, US. Apx. flt. time 44 Mins. pic.twitter.com/jZ7HI0i4iV
— ElonJet (@ElonJet) June 24, 2022
Musk has repeatedly championed “free speech” as a guiding ethic in his planned purchase of Twitter. Last December, Musk offered the teenager who built the @elonjet tracker $50,000 to shut it down, citing security concerns. It’s still up.
According to the @elonjet account, Musk’s jet last traveled to Austin, where it’s been since June 23. The associated data says that his flight to Austin burned $2,573 worth of aviation fuel and discharged 4 tons of carbon dioxide.
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