June 21st marks the day of the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and astrologically marks the start of the sun moving through Cancer, Leo, and Virgo. Hit the streets with your boombox heartbeat held high, astrobabes. This summer season’s cosmic vibrations are coming through loud and clear — a chance to prioritize and plus-size our primary-colored passions and send the wishy-washy out to sea.
The summer season brings a refreshing new energy our way with feelings of confidence, optimism, and a sense of carefreeness. Led by the self-expressive karaoke singers of the cosmos, Gemini, Cancer, and Leo—and with Jupiter in Aries and Mercury direct on the decks as DJs — it’s a DIY season that asks us to go ahead and have at it, trusting in our lifelong knowledge of our hearts and striking power poses accordingly.
As the summer sun travels, your passions and interests may differ depending on your sign. If you could sum up the meaning of your existence at this moment, what story would you want to give it? Is it a detective story, as you unearth the heart of the matter with a headlamp on? A love story spent prom-dress ruffling your way through renewal, no matter the hard knocks?
Whatever your tale, it’s the perfect time to get clear on your priorities, such as what to pack in your beach bag to support your body, mind, and soul. Let’s dive in, shall we?
Gemini or Gemini Rising
Sometimes, you get a rep for flimsy fun that can’t stick the landing. But your wings are your superpower, sweet mood ring. And this summer wants to remind you that your artistry can be found in life’s inhales and exhales as you uncover unshakable resilience by adapting. Take this time to celebrate your breezy chameleon becomings, teaching the rest of us how to cross thresholds and shed skins with the greatest of ease.
In Your Beach Bag: Feed your butterfly bod with adaptogenic herbs that help you rise to meet each mutable moment; midwife, your mind morphs with memoirs of inner transformation, and support your soul by watching the shifting summer sky above put on its color show.
Cancer or Cancer Rising
It’s your season, seashell queen, and it’s time to get on top — embracing your authority as the soul captain of your spirit’s vessel. Start by exploring how you enter each summertime space you inhabit. Notice where you stand at the BBQ or how you arrange your towel poolside. And don’t be afraid to cut a fierce shape and leave a strong impression — rolling out your beach blanket like a red carpet and sidling up to the grill to stake your claim over an open flame.
In Your Beach Bag: Expose more of your sun-kissed bod with plenty of SPF and self-tanning sparkle; encourage your mind with how-to entrepreneurial beach reads, and express your soul with solo skinny dips that bring you closer to your skin.
Leo or Leo Rising
One of your greatest gifts is your capacity to aggrandize life — spinning the grey matter into sold gold sparkle of epic proportions. This summer season is your invite to make this self-mythologizing into something even more — translating your passions from fireside stories into full-blown guiding philosophies that help us all live larger. Embrace your reigning role as an exhilarating spirit guide here to lift life up where it truly belongs.
In Your Beach Bag: Big up your bod through the art of enhancement, whether it’s hair extensions or lip plumping gloss; build your mind leadership with heroic tales, and support your spirited soul with what-does-it-all-mean meditations while perched cliffside.
Virgo or Virgo Rising
You’re one of the zodiac’s timeless beauties, here to divine the difference between what matters most and what’s a mere discardable trend. This summer season wants you to fortify by finding your thru-threads. Embrace rituals, returning each day to a few tasty vittles that are most vital. And then, let this practice fan out into the rest of your life, helping you separate the ephemeral from the eternal and committing to what serves the whole of you.
In Your Beach Bag: Celebrate your bod with signature accessories that you sport each day; support your mind with classic reads from ancient lands, and feed your soul with tiki torches and fire pits that you can fix your gaze on over time.
Libra or Libra Rising
The sea breezes of change are picking up in your world, urging you to improv more of life without a closely-clutched plan. This summer season, you’re asked to unearth anything that’s become rote or autopilot-ed. Notice the same old stories you recount to beloveds. Your reperformations and go-to moves. While you don’t have to toss out the whole script entirely, this season does want you to question where life has started to “do you” without you doing it.
In Your Beach Bag: Enjoy spontaneous support for your bod with travel-sized product try-outs and full-spectrum palettes to choose from; feed your mind with poppable poetry collections; and support your soul by taking a spin around your town with new eyes.
Scorpio or Scorpio Rising
You’re more accustomed to investigating the intricate bits of your nature. And this summer season wants you to feel your self-on-self to the fullest. Who are you when you’re alone? Exploring this question doesn’t mean you’ve got to forgo fire pits with frenzies or hermit yourself in a woodsy cabin. But it does want you to discover how to renew your vows to your inner code and get comfy in a room of your own.
In Your Beach Bag: Celebrate your self-governed bod with coverups that keep a little something for yourself; support your singular mind by reveling in bios of great figures, and feed your soul with periodic solo hikes away from the crowd.
Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising
A season of road trips will forever beat close to your heart, and this summer, you don’t want to disappoint your cravings for fun-loving freedom. While you’re at it, let yourself explore how to become more innocently immersed while you’re wilding out—ensuring that you’re fully present for every party popping second and receiving it in its preciousness. Let each sunset linger on the dance floor, lapping it down to the last drop of light.
In Your Beach Bag: Relish the fullness of each feeling in your bod with long-wearing lipstick and saturated colors; let your mind get caught up in the moment with romantic reads, and stoke your soul with kiddie-like ice cream truck summer delights.
Capricorn or Capricorn Rising
You’re one of the zodiac’s fiercest protectresses—here to create unbreakable coves and usher life to climb inside. And this summer season wants you safe and sound in your seashell, unafraid to retreat in the name of increased resilience. You don’t have to expose yourself in the high noon sun. You don’t need to answer invites or show up to cookouts or firework fiestas. Just build your sandcastle and come on home.
In Your Beach Bag: Support your bod’s need for some shade with a luxe sunhat; clear your mind by penning secret diary pages; and invite your soul into a sweet slumber with soothing sounds and breathable sheets.
Aquarius or Aquarius Rising
While you sometimes enjoy a panned-out perspective from a high perch, this summer season wants you fully alive from deep within the fray — embracing life’s block parties and on-the-ground experiences. ‘Tis a season to participate from within the process without holding back or observing further. Remain ready to be surprised by new intel, and keep your antennae up for unexpected inspirations and serendipities.
In Your Beach Bag: Embrace party-ready beauty for your bod with shimmer and slip-ons; let your mind play with puzzles, quizzes, and mystery reads; and give your soul an exploratory exhale with alternative healing modalities.
Pisces or Pisces Rising
Flippered in a flush of feelings, you sometimes feel like it’s you versus the flood. This summer season wants you to pair your capacity to perceive micro-shifts in the emotional landscape with a healthy dose of pragmatism, investigating the purpose that these pulsations serve. Certain memories and pain points rise to be processed, while others are just echoes passing on their way elsewhere. Let divining the difference gift you a little ground control.
In Your Beach Bag: Celebrate your bod’s bone structure by contouring with high ponies, a head wrap, or a pixie cut; feed an earth-based mind with recipe reads and home décor photo spreads, and let your soul land by staging sprawling picnics.
Aries or Aries Rising
While you often find exhilaration in standing up and apart from the pack, this summer season wants to remind you there can be infinite power in settling down and in. How could you become more at home here? This isn’t about overly accommodating or denying your will. Instead, it invites you to let life shape itself around you like a trellis vine without having to get out ahead of anything. Ease back in your lounge chair and let it fall at your feet.
In Your Beach Bag: Give your bod a rest with soaks, wraps, and pull-on rompers; support a settled mind with landscape paintings and art tomes, and embrace a lived-in soul with barefoot saunters on soft ground.
Taurus or Taurus Rising
While your fixed earth energies don’t always fancy life’s flickers and fluctuations, this summer season is fit for finding some fancy-free fun in the footloose. Don’t be afraid to set seriousness aside and get carried by whatever currents are coursing through the wave pools. You can embrace this ethereal energy by doing what you do best: easing in and enjoying the sensations. Get your floatie cup holder firmly in place and then drift away.
In Your Beach Bag: Wild wave your bod with wash-out hair color, temp tattoos, and curl creams; treat your mind to a ride with fantasy novels and escapist bestsellers, and let your soul shimmy downstream with inner-tubing and yacht rocking.