By Aluna Michaels, M.A.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Happy birthday Scorpio! It’s a powerful time for speaking your truth and attracting your heart’s desires! Meditate on personal goals and how you can create an “inner language” that empowers you. Believe and feel in each cell of your body that you are living your new reality. Feel like it’s happening now! As Mars and Mercury move direct, issues with work, health, and stress resolve themselves. You’re in the flow of life without so much effort and struggle!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
This can be an extremely prosperous month! If you get some sort of windfall or bonus, please look toward wise investments rather than spending impulsively, as you could be tempted to do. You can also have incredible healing in romantic and friend relationships. You’ve needed to stand your ground and uphold your values and the results that are unfolding will be worth it! Sometimes you give in and “go with the flow” too much. Holding fast to your beliefs strengthens your self-esteem and creates “aliveness” with others.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
You can be feeling tremendous personal empowerment, but also perhaps self-righteous and a bit aggressive. As Mars and Mercury turn direct, don’t forget the spiritual/emotional resource of meditation — or the wisdom of a few deep breaths! Stay balanced and centered, so you know when to speak up and what to say. In the area of personal fears or addictions, don’t be afraid to hurl all your inner fury at these limitations. You can finally vanquish issues you’ve been striving to overcome for years!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
As Mercury and Mars move forward, reconnect with your dreams and passions! Meditate on what makes you feel alive, creative, and expanded. You could even experiment with moving meditations such as dance, yoga, or tai chi. Open your ideas of spirituality to include whatever makes your heart joyous! Speak affirmations that empower your playful side. If single you could start a relationship with someone who lives nearby or who shares similar hobbies and interests.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Meditate on unburdening your heart from past relationship wounds so you can receive more love and feel more connected with others! You’ll also have less financial stress as Mars moves direct and money flows more freely. Be sure to make time for fun activities and time with friends. There is sacred energy around playfulness. Let go of your “spiritual perfectionists” and have a good time!
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
As Mars turns direct in your sign, you’ll feel a fresh burst of energy and inspiration! Meditate on goals, both long and short term, and write down specific steps to take to achieve them. You can have major career breakthroughs as well! Communication in relationships improve as Mercury moves direct. The love planet Venus is also in your favor, softening rough edges and helping things move to a deeper level of safety and intimacy.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
As Mars moves forward, meditate on releasing old resentments, especially over the past two years (a Mars cycle). You might find pain or anger that has become “part of the landscape”. As you stir it up to move it out, you can feel like things get worse instead of better. But these issues were depleting your physical, emotional spiritual energy so it’s best to “rouse these sleeping tigers”, face them and eliminate them. You’ll find you even flourish financially after you tackle all of this!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
With such an active mind, you can sometimes feel emotionally distant from others. This month helps you feel more intimate and bonded. Meditation will help you feel more intimate with yourself. That may sound goofy, but being attentive to your emotions, worries, and anxieties allows you to be more grounded and present. Embrace each thought with love, without trying to “shush” your mind. Your thoughts are like nervous children that need soothing. This way, you’re more available for relationships of all sorts!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Mars moves direct, opening more career options! You'll also find that interacting at work is easier, as is getting things accomplished in a smooth manner. Mercury goes direct too, improving communication in family and partnerships. Relationships gain intensity and can make you feel both nervous and excited about the level of intimacy and commitment between the two of you. If you need to shift any remaining “stuck energy” tidy up your home and throw out old junk!
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Mercury and Mars moving direct help you put plans into action. These ideas may have been dormant since late summer! Dust off old affirmations and see how awesome they still are for improving your physical health, financial abundance, and your general state of mind. You can be offered a powerful position at work. You’re ready for the challenge! Spiritually, reinvigorate your meditation or yoga practice by trying a new approach. If anger or irritation comes up, don’t judge yourself. Let go of the story and allow it to move out of you. You’ll have fresh creative energy that flows in that fills you with gratitude and joy!
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Mars and Mercury move direct and bring powerful financial energy! Meditate on moving out any unconscious blocks to prosperity. You can also ponder subliminal messages of general unworthiness. Get rid of those stinky thought patterns! Relationships can also flourish and in fact, you can start a sizzling new partnership! If already bonded, you can revitalize the passion. Also, focus on re-awakening your artistic side.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
If you’ve been having trouble in your dating or romantic life, things are going to get easier! Mars and Mercury moving direct help you send a clear message to the universe about the kind of partner you need. Your spiritual energy at this time will magnetize that special someone to you! If partnered, you’ll be able to speak up about issues that inhibit closeness. At home, create a sacred space for meditation or quiet reflection.
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