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Since the dawn of awareness, humankind has been celebrating the mid-winter and mid-summer solstices with a feeling of hope, community and well-being.  These are turning points, symbolic of endings and new beginnings. In the southern hemisphere, the sun ‘dies’ to be reborn the next morning as it crosses 0 degrees of Cancer (also known as the Aries Point). From then on, the days begin to lengthen and all is renewed. For the northern hemisphere, it’s still 0 Cancer but from now on the days are getting shorter! In either case, this is a beautiful time to set intentions for yourself, your loved ones and the world community.

NEW MOON @29 GEMINI May 19 – 20
L.A. – Tuesday – 08:02
NEW YORK – Tuesday – 11:02
LONDON – Tuesday – 16:02
SYDNEY – Wednesday – 01:02

The New Moon at 28 Gemini 43′ comes thirty two hours before the Solstice this year amping up the feeling of renewal and opportunity. Because this is happening within one degree in the zodiac, effectively 29 Gemini – 00 Cancer, the Aries Point is triggered. Where the AP is in your chart (within a few degrees either side) you’ll experience a renaissance of being. Check the scopes below for hints and tips. Have a wonderful mid-winter, or mid-summer solstice everyone!

L.A. – Wednesday – 16:09
NEW YORK – Wednesday – 19:09
LONDON – Thursday – 00:09
SYDNEY – Thursday – 09:09

Hints for setting powerful intentions this Solstice:

AriesARIES: Clean the house, wash the windows, clear the air, especially with family. Ask: is your home a true reflection of you? All new things coming in this area of life. Cherish your body too!

TaurusTAURUS: Start a new course of study, join a community project, get friendly with the written or spoken word. Ask: is there anything you’d like to learn, teach or share? New ideas are coming in!

GeminiGEMINI: Indulge yourself in sensuality — essential oil baths, long walks, massage, fine food, good vistas. Ask: Do you know the world by touch? It’s time you stopped dreaming and started feeling.

CancerCANCER: This is a new chapter in your life. Open the door to your dreams by showing up! Ask: is your life an accurate reflection of who you want to be? Change is easy now. The universe has your back!

LeoLEO: Commune with your unconscious. Take time to record and reflect on your dreams. Ask: are you deep in the well of your creative heart? There are opportunities pouring in. Be ready!

VirgoVIRGO: Friends and like-minded others are a source of inspiration if you’re hanging out with your own kind! Ask: are these birds really of your feathers? Plant your hopes and wishes for the future in fertile soil. Now!

LibraLIBRA: Your career takes a turn for the better with a chance to carry more responsibility for a much greater reward. Ask: Do you light up in a smile when you think of your life work? This is the time to take a risk and be  true yourself.

ScorpioSCORPIO: Take your mind, body or spirit somewhere it’s never been before—meditate, travel, read, learn. Ask: are you holding yourself back from your real dreams? Best not as chance of a life time offers pour in.

SagittariusSAGITTARIUS: Intimacy and intensity is what will light your fire now. Go ahead and take a risk. Ask: are you playing it safe with your emotions? Express, purge. Let it out. Make room for incoming love.

CapricornCAPRICORN: Partnership is the focus and you will benefit by assessing the relationships in your life. Ask: do you feel free to be who you are? Time to connect to the part of you that is brilliantly authentic and true.

AquariusAQUARIUS: Putting energy into the body, health and physical well being brings great results! Ask: are you getting enough exercise every day? It’s time to listen to your body, really listen, and respond.

piscesPISCES: Creativity springs from a well of romance. Write, play, choreograph, sing, act. Ask: are you allowing for love in your heart? Be ready to let the inner child out and the contracts in!