By Aluna Michaels
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Happy birthday Virgo! You’re in a powerful time of improving relationships and prosperity. Meditate on releasing betrayals and other past wounds that now block intimacy. Allow yourself to feel the anger and disappointment that’s lodged in your body and soul so it can be fully flushed out. Be patient with your healing. A new partnership coming in will progressively open doors in your heart. Current bonds get better if you’re already partnered. Finances flow as you feel more self-worth from being relieved of old fears and limiting thoughts!
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Celebrate victories of healing that you’ve had with childhood or family issues! You’ve been working hard at having a grounded sense of self and also maintaining healthy boundaries. Be gentle with yourself in areas where you’re still growing. Meditate on clear goals you have in close relationships. Dwell on affirmations of the positive treatment you deserve in your deepest connections. Make sure you can freely communicate in those bonds, otherwise they’re not healthy situations.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Meditate on what makes a career meaningful. Between now and January you can manifest a new job or project that enlivens and empowers you! In fact, this time period is incredible for bringing many dreams into reality, in various areas of your life. Focus on the feelings you’ll have when you’re living in these new circumstances. This creates a magnetic pull from the quantum field. Also, respect your body by committing to healthy food, yoga or other stress reduction techniques.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
As a Sag, you’re eager to take a big bite out of life. But as Mars moves retrograde, meditate on which activities and relationships are the best use of your time. Cultivate connections with people who truly fill your heart. Get back in touch with old friends that have a sense of soulfulness. Finances also improve. Set goals so you have a clear target that motivates you! Also personal creativity, dance, arts, sports and even pets fill you with joy, so make time for these empowering outlets!
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Jupiter, the planet of abundance, generosity and divine flow moves direct in your sign! Trust the Universe that things can effortlessly unfold. If you hit roadblocks, stop trying so hard and see what happens. Good new can happen at work, which can lead to a bonus or a raise! When you meditate, focus on self-forgiveness and self-appreciation. Let your inner critic melt in the light of love. Relationships with others deepen as you create more space in your heart by loving yourself in a spiritual, authentic way. If there’s family conflict right now, don’t work at solving things. Let the storm pass and healing can arise in a beautiful, organic way.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
It’s a great month for meditation and manifesting your dreams! Even if you’ve been trying and trying to make internal changes in order to have outer shifts, don't give up. Breakthroughs are coming! Keep working with forgiveness. Keep saying and thinking affirmations. Keep practicing feeling what your future fulfillment will feel like. You also can start a new, super romantic relationship with an emotionally generous person. . . or a current connection can warm up again!
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
It’s great to have faith in the abundance of the Universe, and you should! But with Mars moving retrograde this month, also focus on “mundane” steps like looking at finances point-blank and planning a budget. Have courage to “expose” your money issues to a trusted and wise person who can guide you without shame. Also meditate on loving your body. Treat your temple well with rest, yoga, organic food and even massage.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Mars, your ruling planet, retrograde this month. Be aware of feeling frustrated and edgy. Remember that part of success and manifestation is know when to stop taking action and allow results to unfold. You can also meditate and see if you could take actions in a new way. (Start them in November.) For now, stay quiet and centered. Note and observe, but don’t act. You can have amazing job opportunities that just “appear” from your “non-action”. Also, a relationship can start in which major passion builds over time!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Have faith that the Universe can heal your heart of old hurts, pain and resentment. As Mars turns retrograde it stirs up anger from the past. We now see scientifically that inner tension uses up energy in your body and mind. By freeing yourself of all that stuff, you’ll have more vitality for better health and relationships — not to mention renewed passion to pursue your goals. Meditating in nature would be especially powerful.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
New channels of abundance open up as Jupiter moves direct! Meditate on prosperity affirmations and your intrinsic worth of receiving! You can also draw in a new relationship with someone with values that match your own. Your ability to be intimate deepens. Get back into hobbies and activities that you haven’t done the past few years. Old friends can also return to your life who mirror your spirituality and creativity. Have fun because you deserve it!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Mars moves retrograde for about two months, which can slow down work changes you might want to make. Instead of pushing forward and hitting a wall or feeling frustrated and bummed, work with meditation. Be still and imagine the best outcome and feel what that will be like! Be sure to balance work with family and partnerships. Even if your job is stressful, money should still be flowing, so take your mind off challenges and have fun in your spare time!
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Venus is in your sign, bringing harmony to relationships and a good sense of self-worth. And as Jupiter moves forward, you’ll have many breakthroughs at work, maybe a raise, promotion or awesome job offer! You can also have a mini-miracle in your health, like solving a problem related to sleep, depression or even hormone balance. Spiritually, create long range goals. If starting a meditation practice, be patient with yourself and give it two to four months to reap full benefits.
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