By Aluna Michaels, M.A.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Happy birthday Leo! It’s an amazing career month. Meditate on what you want, even if it seems out of reach. Miracles can happen as you open your mind to previously unconsidered options! In relationships, you can attract someone who is steady and solid. Instead of seeming boring, they’ll feel comforting. You’ll ask for more commitment in current connections, or you might choose to leave if no long-term potential.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Work on trusting yourself and your intuition. Practice deep breathing, yoga, and other stress reduction techniques. Beware of negativity bias. Give equal time to thoughts of things going right! When you eat less stimulating foods (sugar, caffeine) you’ll feel more grounded and able to connect to inner guidance. If a past relationship or job reappears, make sure it suits your needs fully!
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Don’t settle for less than you deserve in relationships! It’s too easy for you to over-compromise. Be assertive about what your needs and expectations are since they are likely to be very reasonable! Hold strong to your heart’s desire. Your intuition is powerful now so listen to your gut. Pay attention to dreams and meditations. You can also make progress in areas of intimacy and sexuality.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Don’t make impulsive decisions in relationships this month! Observe things from a distance and beware of wild emotions that could be directing your actions. Don’t let stress bring back old eating habits or even addictions. Be kind to your body and mind! Stay centered, grounded, and continue to breathe! Also, the career changes you’ve been striving for over months can materialize.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Meditation can be challenging since your mind is often fun and excited, but can also be restless. Practice simple, yet profound deep breathing techniques. Activating the vagus nerve with belly breathing soothes your mind, body, and entire nervous system. You’ll be more intuitive and filled with a more peaceful, less jagged form of energy. You can also get great news at work and/or revitalize a romance!
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Meditate on prosperity. Even if you have plenty, you can fear poverty or financial hardship. Your wealth doesn’t take away from someone else’s; and neither does theirs from yours. Imagine infinite supply for everyone! Enlist a friend to work on abundance affirmations together. If there’s a sudden shift in feelings in a relationship, hang tight and a take breath. Don’t react and wait a few weeks to see how things seem then.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
If you’ve had some bleak moods lately, be sure to seek support from others. You do so much for people and they’d love to listen to you and assist however they can. Take it in fully when they let you know how important you are to them! You appear to “have it all together”. This can cause you to be unnecessarily lonely! Open up and enjoy the love all around you. Also, create affirmations that you really believe and aren’t just cliches.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Meditate on the power, sacredness, and beauty of your body. Appreciate all that it does for you. Think about what is working, rather than criticizing and critiquing. Loving your body fills you with vitality and even can lift depression. Also, finances can open up in surprising ways! Ponder many possible channels of abundance, rather than over-focusing on only one as your sole source.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Jupiter turns retrograde in your sign. This can cause temporary delays in personal or professional plans and goals. It’s hard to be patient as an Aries! Center yourself instead of pushing ahead harder. Step back, observe and regroup during this still point. You'll be able to go forward with better results in a few weeks. Partly this can come from a new person bringing fresh information. Also, balance time in partnership with your individual friends or hobbies.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
It’s an amazing time to meditate, since your intuition is so strong, and to dream big! Allow yourself to be unlimited. Be “unrealistic”! You’ll be more willing to speak up for your needs in relationships and at work, and this can shock people. You’ll also be bolder in expressing ideas that help others solve problems in surprising ways. Believe that you’re more amazing than you give yourself credit for!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Meditate more as Uranus, the planet of breakthrough ideas turns retrograde. You needn’t have a blank mind to be successful at it! As a Gemini, you’re born to have an active mind. Breathe space in between thoughts so you feel less jittery and allow intuitive concepts to flow into your brain. Also, pay attention to dreams. Meditation can be creative, like intuitive movement, walking slowly, or using “worry beads”. Your mind can be quieter when your body is gently active. Also, connect with old friends and forgotten hobbies for more joy!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Take charge of your mind! Meditate to identify and observe toxic thought patterns. You can “be your own brain surgeon” and eliminate these habits of mind that are not truths! You’ll feel more optimistic as you open to possibilities. You can face any daunting issues accurately, and your less-stressed mind can come up with solutions. Financial and work issues resolve with ease, as well as relationship/intimacy concerns!
Aluna Michaels is a second-generation astrologer. She also holds a Masters in Spiritual Counseling and has been teaching and consulting for more than three decades. Her book, Spiritual Gifts of the 12 Astrological Signs, is now on Amazon in Kindle version and as an E-book on her website. Aluna is available for appointments in her home, by phone or Skype. Call or text (248) 583-1663 or visit www.alunamichaels.com