This year, Independence Day feels, well, not so independent. On July 3 and 4, the Moon will be in conservative Capricorn, a serious and family-oriented sign. (Kind of fits with the weird, midweek holiday, since July 4 falls on a Wednesday this year.) It also happens to be a full moon, so its traits will be even more emphasized. Break out the generations-old barbecue sauce recipe, watch the parade down Main Street, light a few simple sparklers or go see the community fireworks display. Keep it simple.
Baby, you’re a firework. The July Fourth weekend is a medley of planets in emotional Cancer and dramatic Leo. On Friday, a Cancer solar eclipse starts the holiday off on a surreal note. Cancer is the ruler of home and family, so if you’re traveling to see relatives, expect the unexpected. Solar eclipses happen two to four times a year, and they temporarily suspend our customary ways of thinking, behaving and relating.