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Your horoscope for the week ahead: Distractions will be everywhere — don’t let them steer you off course | CBC Life

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The skies will be quiet at the top of this week, giving us a chance to really settle into the new season. We’ll get some additional help finding our flow once astrological activity resumes mid-week. 

On Wednesday, communicative Mercury in empathetic Cancer will trine disciplined Saturn in sensitive Pisces, inspiring us to approach our interactions and responsibilities with extra love and care. This aspect can also help us tap into our compassion to find resolution to any familial or domestic concerns that crop up, so take advantage of this moment to open a dialogue with people you hold dear. Meanwhile, if you’ve been tackling a specific challenge alone as of late, this could be a great day to seek guidance from those you trust. 

Then, when the emotion-ruling moon wanes into her third quarter in impulsive Aries on Friday, it could stir up some intense feelings about our goals and how we’d like to go about achieving them. We may even feel tempted to bite off more than we can chew during this lunation as the moon sextiles expansive Jupiter, amplifying our ambitions and filling our minds with tantalizing new possibilities. Distractions will likely be everywhere at this moment, but don’t let them prevent you from accomplishing what you initially set out to do.

Things could become romantically charged when charming Venus sextiles fiery Mars late on Friday or early Saturday, depending on your time zone. Our chemistry with others tends to heighten under this influence, making it a brilliant time to create new bonds — and strengthen our existing ones. If you’re single, this could be an ideal moment to make the first move with someone special. Not interested in a love connection? Use this aspect’s energy to summon your charisma and endear yourself to others so you can get what you want.

Later on Saturday, restrictive Saturn will station retrograde in perceptive Pisces, inviting us to get in touch with our inner rebel. As the ringed planet travels backward through this mutable water sign, we’re encouraged to let go of self-imposed pressures and create new rules for ourselves. Take pleasure in releasing yourself from unnecessary tasks to make more time to be present. 

Here is your horoscope for the week of Monday, June 24, 2024.


Opening up can be liberating, Aries. Keep that in mind if you get stuck trying to figure out a problem at work this week. Talking things out with loved ones could help you to reframe the situation in an illuminating way. Perhaps a small change to your routine is all that’s needed to make things right. Then, on the weekend, you may feel particularly eager to surround yourself with people who understand — and share — your values. If you live with a partner, take advantage of this cosy energy to brainstorm ideas for your space and make plans to mould your dream home. 


Talking about your goals with people you trust could open the door to some exciting opportunities, Taurus. So this week, make an effort to chat up your social circle; if you’ve been thinking about continuing your education or taking a class to level up your skills, this could be an ideal time to get feedback from loved ones. Friends from different generations may even have valuable insights on the best options for your personal or financial growth. Then, you’ll need to reach beyond the superficial if you want to make a love connection this weekend. Enjoy bonding over shared values with the object of your affection.


In need of some direction, Gemini? This week, try to take a step back so you can really look at the bigger picture. Being honest with yourself about how your goals affect your emotions will help put everything into perspective, allowing you to move forward with confidence and precision. Then, on the weekend, avoid spreading yourself too thin if multiple invitations start to roll in from friends. You may need to turn down a few parties in order to hold on to your hard-earned cash. Fight against the FOMO by planning activities with your favourite people that won’t break the bank. 


Have you been itching to develop a certain skill or pursue a new interest, Cancer? This could be an ideal week to do so, as you’ll be blessed with the full support of your loved ones. Having an open and honest discussion with them about your ambitions could even set you on an exciting journey of self-discovery. Then, watch out for distractions at work near the end of the week, otherwise an impromptu chat or brainstorming session could interrupt your progress on an important project. Keep your eyes on the prize, and if any new sparks of inspiration come to you, jot them down so you can pick them back up once you’ve finished the task at hand. 


It might be time to call in some backup, Leo. Complicated money matters could crop up this week, and untangling them will be a lot easier if you’ve got some assistance. So don’t hesitate to reach out to people who can help provide clarity on your finances. Working with a trusted advisor is sure to bring you the peace you’ve been searching for, especially if you’re dealing with loans or an inheritance. Meanwhile, if you’ve been looking for a new challenge at work, reflecting on your past experiences and accomplishments could point you toward your next chapter. You may even find that reconnecting with old colleagues ignites some fresh ideas. 


Gather your friends, Virgo. Bringing the right group of people together for a brainstorming session could yield some magical results, particularly mid-week. Start spitballing about what brings you pleasure so you can figure out how to organize your talents and make something powerful together. You may even find that this motivates you to invest in your education or pursue a new passion project; seize this moment to make some significant strides. Then, on the weekend, be open to new people entering your life — you could find a new friend or romantic interest who matches your energy and welcomes your input. 


Don’t be afraid to share your vision, Libra. Explaining your ambitions to your loved ones will help them better understand how they can support you in accomplishing what you desire. You may even find that these discussions put you in the mood to explore fresh business opportunities, particularly near the end of the week. Still, you’ll be wise to see your existing goals through before you pursue any new ideas; stay on top of things by scheduling any meetings for after you’ve conquered your current projects. Meanwhile, you may find your charisma shines extra bright in social situations. This could be an excellent time for singles to step back into the dating sphere. 


Is adventure calling your name, Scorpio? This week, you could feel the pull to start planning an action-packed getaway. But Scorpios in relationships will be wise to remember to involve their partners in the organizing process so they can ensure their itinerary is filled with activities, pit stops and destinations that’ll make everyone happy. If you’re single, you may find that nurturing your wanderlust leads you to make an exciting love connection. Have fun seeking thrills and watching the sparks fly. Just remember: you ultimately need someone who can keep up with you.


Does dealing with money matters ever feel daunting, Sagittarius? If so, you may find it helpful to lean on your loved ones for some advice and support, particularly if issues happen to arise this week. Discussing your financial goals with people you trust could be just the push you need to conquer procrastination and tackle your most pressing obligations. Then, after dealing with all that paperwork, you could feel ready to blow off a little steam on the weekend. Just remember to prioritize your well-being as you unwind; carving out time for physical activity will go a long way toward refreshing your mind and making you feel brand new. 


Are you thinking of adopting a new healthy habit, Capricorn? Teaming up with a friend or partner could be a great motivator, as they can help you stay accountable while encouraging your competitive spirit. So this week, take the initiative to reach out to people in your circle who you think might challenge you as you pursue your fresh goal. Meanwhile, when it comes to your domestic world, you’ll be wise to avoid spending money on any new design ideas that pop into your head this weekend. Refocus your energy by updating your mood boards and chipping away at any home improvement projects you’ve been sitting on. 


Do you love to think about perfecting your daily routines, Aquarius? While it can be fun to consider embracing an array of new hobbies, activities and self-care strategies, doing so can be dizzying. The key is not to enact all these changes at once; aiming to simplify your schedule will be the secret to your success this week. When it comes to matters of the heart, romance can be found close to home this weekend, making it an ideal time to take your relationship to the next level with someone special. Attached water bearers can show their love through acts of service; enjoy cooking your partner a delicious meal or planning an evening under the stars. 


Looking for more opportunities to create, Pisces? This week, expressing your artistic ambitions to the people you trust could help you find new openings in your schedule or gain access to new resources. Harness this momentum to really explore your gifts and work on bringing your fantasies to life. Seeking out a mentor to guide you through this process could also prove key to your success. Then, on the weekend, you may notice that people seem especially enchanted by your unique point of view. Whether you’re single or attached, this is a lovely time to pursue new connections that have the potential to grow into something more. 

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