Dog-o-scopes for the week of June 14th - June 20th

Aries- March 21 – April 19

The Ram - because of Aries’ brave, tenacious ability to climb to the top of the mountain, no matter what.

Mercury's change of direction means you're hesitating about various runs you could make throughout the home front. The switch on/off energy of the retrograde interrupts park plans, yet gives you other options, perhaps a walk around the block? Biding your time would be the safe thing to do. Besides which, next Sunday's powerful total eclipse lifts things to a whole new level.

Taurus- April 20 – May 20

The Bull - because of their resilience and stubbornness! And, like a bull, they can be both frighteningly fierce or serenely gentle.

Learning to live with variables is your new normal. Actually, you're becoming surprisingly good at it, as the revolutionary planet Uranus is pulsing you with adaptability. Yet Mercury's reversal through the heavens is just plain irritating! Being patient is, fortunately, your lengthened leash.

Gemini-  May 21 – June 20

The Twins - because of their duality, versatility, and ability to talk twice as fast and say twice as much as everyone else.

Whenever Mercury aka the messenger of the gods and also your ruling planet turns retrograde you experience that Geminian rush of duality. Your multi-dimensional take on life starts spinning in opposite directions, jolting between fast and slow. These are strange times indeed. Just watch it unfold for sheer entertainment value.

Cancer- June 21 – July 22

The Crab - because they are secretive and guarded. A hard shell protects the soft flesh beneath (their extreme emotional sensitivity).

Bright lights overhead in the form of the annual Summer Solstice, heralding the start of Cancer season and immediately followed by a total solar eclipse in your sign. This is your moment. Take a deep howl and sit, stay, ok now ready yourself for an extraordinary second half of the year.

Leo- July 23 – August 22

The Lion - because of their regal and noble personality, they love to lead and naturally protect those they perceive as being vulnerable.

So much is re-calibrating beneath the surface. You can't see it yet, but next weekend's solar eclipse is a psychological game-changer. No clear direction is available yet, but a paw-way is opening up that will take you out of a past era and into a more empowered future.

Virgo- August 23 – September 22

The Virgin - because of their pure intentions, and their modest, conscientious nature. They’re often pictured holding a sheaf of wheat which symbolizes the fertilization of ideas/skills to benefit the world.

You may feel quite a tug-o-war from a particular pack of people this week. The upcoming solar eclipse certainly has a strong magnetic energy and brings issues to your attention regarding whether you run in or out. Your pack is going through a review period as Virgo exercises quality control!

Libra- September 23 – October 22

The Scales - because Librans are ALL about balance. Keeping everything on an even keel and behaving with fairness are their driving motivations.

If you have felt yourself concentrating on certain issues since January, then next Sunday's eclipse heralds an entirely new phase. This is the final one in a series that began a bit ago – think back and see how your “sit”, “stays” and, “roll-overs” have changed during this period. You have your own priorities now.

Scorpio- October 23 – November 21

The Scorpion - because Scorpios are kinda’ dangerous, a secretive creature which can poison its enemies if riled… beware!

Future plans are very much in the focus. Whether you're thinking about what to do with the rest of the Summer or the year. If you've been itching for new horizons, Sunday's solar eclipse opens up some options that look interesting. However raw things look at the moment, things are going in the right direction.

Sagittarius-  November 22 – December 21

The Archer - because they aim high and true, love the outdoors, and enjoy the thrill of the case.

Running forward is your favourite thing. So you'll be happy to know that Sunday's total solar eclipse activates your park sector enabling you to jump at new targets. Meanwhile, Mercury's change of direction could raise a few little snags, but keep focused on the long term and you'll be in an entirely new position by the end of the year.

Capricorn- December 22 – January 19

The Goat - because they are a determined animal who rises up the path by taking advantage of every foothold. Always climbing.

Relating to others has been park center ever since January's lunar eclipse. Six months later, on Sunday, the corresponding solar eclipse arrives as a marker point to let you further in or out of the scenario. As you are going through such an immense amount of inner change the way you match and connect is also considerably altered.

Aquarius - January 20 – February 18

The Water-Bearer - symbolically, the water represents truth, which Aquarians deliver freely and fairly to the world. A truth-sayer!

Overhauling areas of your life have been very much to the fore and Aquarians usually have no problem making changes. There's more to come as Sunday's solar eclipse highlights the way you live, play and spend the hours in your day. A new focus is coming which requires a lot of attention to detail.

Pisces- February 19 – March 20

Two fishes tied to one another, swimming in opposite directions- because all Pisceans swim amidst shifting emotional currents, and are plagued by both conflicting desires and extremes of temperament.

A solar eclipse in the heart chakra zone of your chart highlights your capacity for happiness. What can you discard that has been downsizing the joy in your life? Where can you plug into a sense of playfulness? The next six months are taking you much further into the realms of the heart.