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What the 2019 Summer Solstice Means for Your Zodiac

The summer solstice in late June means something different for each of the zodiac signs. Here's what the longest day of the year has in store for you.

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Aries (March 21–April 19)

Joseph Allen, in-house astrologer for Nevada-based Boutique Soul Center Spirit & Spark, refers to the summer solstice as “the climax for our egos.” That means the summer solstice can be an important turning point for each zodiac sign. As for Aries, there happens to be nothing better than celebrating their egos—for better or worse. Take this time to marvel in your own accomplishments. “Get comfortable with the powerful force of the sun that burns so brightly in you [and] harness that energy,” Allen says. On the other hand, you may want to know some chilling facts about the winter solstice before it comes your way.

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Taurus (April 20–May 20)

The Summer Solstice can be a confusing time for Taurus, which is why it is of the utmost importance to figure out how to communicate effectively. “Uranus has moved into Taurus bringing massive transformations into our value systems,” Allen explains. “All this change can be a lot for Taurus suns. Like the bull out in the field without shade, they don’t like the storms Uranus brings.” If you find yourself being swept up by change, anchor yourself in someone you can trust. Try to embrace the new life cycle that is coming your way instead of viewing it as a negative.

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Gemini (May 21–June 20)

Gemini is a social butterfly that naturally exudes excitement. When the Summer Solstice comes, however, it is time for Gemini to settle down a little and reflect inward, Allen says. “How has this year been going? Have you been in control or has the world been controlling you? Find your happiness within Gemini, and don’t be afraid to spend some time alone this month.” During this period of reflection, Gemini should be able to discover what truly brings them happiness and fulfillment.

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Cancer (June 21–July 22)

Summer Solstice 2019 happens to take place on the same day that marks the first day of the month of cancer: June 21. Because of this, it is an extremely beneficial time for Cancer. This moment is a great time for all of the zodiac signs to take some personal inventory, but especially the loving, giving Cancer. “How do you want the world to see you?” Allen asks. “Have you been true to yourself or adapting to please others? Stand your ground like the crab with its claws raised ready to take on any challenge. Cancers will experience a true calling to their purpose with the north node joining the sun in cancer this year.” Direct your love and compassion in a way that works for you and asserts your presence.

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Leo (July 23–August 22)

Leos are typically known for their boastful nature, but that’s not all there is to them. As confident as they can be, Leos have their moments of self-doubt, too. Summer Solstice 2019 is the perfect opportunity for this zodiac sign to find a middle ground between self-adulation and self-deprecation. According to Allen, “The solstice brings in the subconscious ego for Leos, exposing the fact that they treat others far better than they treat themselves. When you shine at your brightest, Leo, everyone wants to bathe in your glory. When you are putting out your own fire with negative self-talk, you start to burn those around you.” Now is the time to change the way you dialogue with yourself, Leo.

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Virgo (August 23–September 22)

Virgos have a tendency to want to take on any project or challenge, both to please other people and to prove to themselves that they can handle it—and handle it well. However, this characteristic often gets Virgo in trouble and causes them to feel overwhelmed. The Summer Solstice is the time for Virgo to figure out the true dynamics of their relationships with others. “Let this solstice be the one where you find your team,” Allen advises. “Reflect on who deserves your time and who is wasting it. Be grateful for those who love you and cut those who don’t support you.”

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Libra (September 23–October 22)

Not only does the Summer Solstice mark the longest, brightest day of the year, but it also marks a time of change. Just as the days will begin to shorten and grow darker, so too will your life begin to change. This year, Libras will want to focus on where they are in their professional lives, and where they would ultimately like to be. “Libras will be exploring ideas about careers,” Allen says. “Are you doing want you are truly meant to be doing? If not, use this solstice energy to transform yourself into who you want to be.” Start by discovering your biggest career strength according to your zodiac sign.

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Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

Every zodiac sign has a problem or a concept with which they need to wrestle during the Summer Solstice and for Scorpio, it is all about spirituality this time around. This zodiac sign feels emotions so deeply, and now is the time to make sense of those emotions and how it relates to their place in the world. “Have you found what it is you believe in? Or, do you still have so many questions that you do not know where to start?” Allen asks. “Allow yourself to be open to spiritual change during this solstice. Use its energy to open your heart to new possibilities and you may discover the world isn’t as bad as it may have seemed before.”

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Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Sagittarius loves to have fun, but they must remember that fun typically comes with a price tag. Before you book your next adventure, take the time to sort through your finances and figure out if that vacation to Brazil is actually doable this year. “The solstice is a time for Sagittarius’s to look into their investments,” Allen explains. “Is your money where it needs to be to experience the most amount of growth. If you don’t have a budget, now is a good time to use the solstice energy to make one.” As much as you love to travel, Sagittarius, make sure you prioritize. You’ll want to learn how to make more money according to your zodiac sign.

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Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

It is easy for Capricorns to get tunnel-visioned. This zodiac sign is always focused on the bottom line and expects the same amount of effort from everyone else. The fact is, though, that not everyone can be as determined and responsible as you. Now is the time to zoom out and take in the bigger picture. “Are you taking advantage of your relationships?” Allen asks. “Or are you distant and cold, not even aware of your partner’s energy? Use the solstice to open your mind to the fact that your partner loves you and you love them. Do something special.” Find out other ways to de-stress based on your zodiac sign.

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Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

Oh, Aquarius. You are quite the buzzing bee, zipping around wherever the mood takes you. While this is a strength of yours, it can also lead to a little chaos if left unchecked. You don’t have to be too strict with yourself, but Allen recommends that it is time to introduce some structure into your life. “The solstice is a great time for Aquarius to set up a daily routine or make changes to the current routine. If you have a routine, make the changes you have been debating on in the back of your mind. If you don’t have a routine, make one!”

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Pisces (February 19–March 20)

The light of the sun on the Summer Solstice can be illuminating in more ways than one. Any obstacles to your creativity should be cleared at this time, so don’t hesitate to take advantage of the energy flowing through and around you. “The solstice can help you find that passion you once had,” Allen says. “Let go of what the world expects from you and embrace what you have to offer the world.” Learn what 2019 has in store for you based on your Chinese zodiac sign.

Taylor Markarian
Taylor Markarian is a regular contributor to Reader's Digest's Culture, Advice, Travel and Pets beats. She is also a music journalist who has contributed to Alternative Press, Loudwire, Revolver, Kerrang! and more. Markarian is the author of the book, 'From the Basement: A History of Emo Music and How It Changed Society', which analyzes the evolution of punk and mental health. She holds a degree in Writing, Literature & Publishing from Emerson College.