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Art: Kimberlee Kessler.

If you’re feeling fried, rest assured there’s some more low-key vibes coming your way this week. In fact, by comparison it could feel like downright chill as the stellar weather promises a lot less intensity. Monday looks relaxed (thank you, dreamy moon in Pisces) before the Solstice on Tuesday (21 June AEST and GMT) brings a delicious mix of vitality, empathy and perspective. As the Southern hemisphere faces its longest night, and the Northern hemisphere enjoys its longest day, the planets remind us that everything – both good and bad – is impermanent. It’s a sentiment that’s not always a comfort, but in years like this one (and the one before … and the one before), it’s a welcome certainty to hold onto. Later in the week, the pace picks up. It’s excellent weather to do something impulsive and set off a chain reaction. Over the weekend emotional outbursts (including your own) could spring up out of nowhere.

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ARIES AND ARIES RISING

A renewed focus on what goes on behind closed doors will feel like a major vibe shift for Aries peeps this week. Concentrating on home may not be your usual cup of Matcha, but embracing the urge to nest will give you all the feels. Channel some of your excess energy into a redecorating or entertaining, especially over the weekend.

TAURUS AND TAURUS RISING

There’s a different mood this week that should have you feeling a whole lot less edgy. “Reprieve” is the word that comes to mind (at least for Taurus folks) as emotions feel less heightened. Seeking a second opinion, especially on any financial decisions that have been weighing heavily, is the perfect way to work with the energy, especially after Thursday.

GEMINI AND GEMINI RISING

Your home season may be over as of Tuesday but with Venus shifting into Gemini Thursday (AEST and GMT), there’s still plenty of fun to be had. This once-a-year season (until 18 July) is your cue to treat yourself. Whether it’s a Sephora spree, a mani/pedi or a cheeky peel, lash out on something indulgent in the name of self-care.

CANCER AND CANCER RISING

The Solstice marks the beginning of your home season, bringing a delicious mix of frivolity and feels your way. Expect energy levels and optimism to get a noticeable boost after a potentially lacklustre May. Meanwhile, a flaky friend could leave you hanging over the weekend, so make sure you have a Plan B.

LEO AND LEO RISING

The overall mood feels a lot less heightened this week with the Solstice beckoning you to take things down a notch. The vibe shift marks the beginning of a four-week period where rest and recovery should be your #1 focus. It won’t always be easy, but much like sticking to your full skincare routine religiously (even after several wines), you won’t regret doing it.

VIRGO AND VIRGO RISING

You’ll be in the mood to play this week as the Solstice lights up your social life and invites you to get lit while the going’s good. There’s a party mood early in the week, so make the most of the sparkle and get involved. Adding to the levity, a newfound diplomacy at work will have you feeling extra inspired from Thursday onwards.

LIBRA AND LIBRA RISING

It may feel like someone’s drawn back the curtain and let the light shine in as the Solstice marks a new season of vitality and flow, especially around your career. It’s a welcome change of pace, but choose your words wisely towards the end of the week. A fiery feel could see things escalate quickly – especially with your significant other.

SCORPIO AND SCORPIO RISING

This week the sky gives you a green light to power up, by winding down. Finding pleasure in solitude – especially after Thursday – should be top of your agenda. Remember, alone time doesn’t have to be boring. If Dawson’s Creek is what you need to switch off, then make a date with Pacey; solitude doesn’t have to be serious.

SAGITTARIUS AND SAGITTARIUS RISING

After weeks of focus – and possibly miscommunications – with the person (or people) closest to you, the mood shifts this week. With Venus moving into your relationship zone, it’s time to prioritise pleasure. Make time for doing things that make you laugh. Celebrate with a fancy dinner or pop a bottle of something special – or all of the above.

CAPRICORN AND CAPRICORN RISING

The Solstice kicks off a month-long phase where your main squeeze (in love or work or play) will take centre stage. After the frantic feel of the past few weeks, turning your energy away from the day-to-day grind should be a relief. After Thursday, make time to catch up with friends and move your body. Hanging out (while working out) should feel extra juicy.

AQUARIUS AND AQUARIUS RISING

No one would blame you for taking life a little seriously right now, but this week try to lighten up. If you’re fortunate enough to live near the coast, salt water will feel extra healing around the Solstice (Tuesday). After Thursday, tapping into the funny side of things should feel easier. Watch a mindless rom com; a lol is what you need right now.

PISCES AND PISCES RISING

If you’ve felt a little ho-hum the past month or two, an energetic shift this week should get your creative blocks unstuck. Tuesday’s Solstice brings a wave of feels helping you find flow and regain confidence in your artistic endeavours. No need to force anything, just give yours

thoughts?