The last full week of June yawns before us, and what would Pride be without a little full moon energy? This week's festivities arrive on the heels of Jupiter stationing retrograde on the 20th, a transit that lasts four months and loves to sprinkle a dash of introspection and “for your own good” into life’s impulsive plans. Mercury stationing direct on June 22nd will help alleviate some of the chaos our winged messenger stirred up — especially during the solar eclipse — but the retrograde shadow period might have us facing the consequences of our missteps for another two weeks.
And, while it’s true that the Sun in Cancer is a Sun that loves to remind us when and how somebody’s feelings got hurt eons ago, it’s also a zodiac sign underrepresented in the category of Most Likely to Have a Good Time — and give you one. too. Cancers are luminous and their light is generous, it’s bold in the day and subtle at night, but never not on. It’s the kind of warmth and attention we’ll need under the full moon’s glow in Capricorn, a night that’s sure to bring up a few insecurities and some difficult decisions, too.
Welcome to Cancer Season, don’t let the door slap your ass too hard on the way in.
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Keeping my hands clean is obviously top of mind right now, so I took it upon myself to try several hand sanitizer brands this month. This Touchland Power Mist Hand Sanitizer ($12) is both effective and pretty to look at - an awesome combination. "The dermatologist tested formula is packed with good-for-you ingredients like hydrating Aloe Vera and a blend of essential oils to leave hands soft and healthy," Touchland states.
A week or two on a Greek island sounds like just the antidote for post-pandemic weariness. Yet the UK’s ever changing travel rules, and restrictions in Greece itself, make it tricky to plan a late summer getaway.
There was a time when 'sustainable clothing' would conjure images of unflattering and suspiciously scratchy styles. Thankfully, there are now a number of brands (and vintage shops) challenging that view. When it comes to online shopping, there are tips we can take on board when trying to make our wardrobes more planet-friendly, whether it's organising clothes swaps with friends or investing in timeless, transitional pieces.
Back in the mid-1980s, I was travelling on the Tube to go shopping in London’s Oxford Street, dressed like every other 17-year-old from Essex, in that suburban fare of bleached jeans and a yellow tanktop. Sitting opposite me was a black-clad student, wearing Doc Martens and reading James Joyce. I want to be that person, I thought.