By Aluna Michaels, M.A.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Happy birthday Sagittarius! Energetic Mars is already in your sign, giving you a boost of positivity and eagerness to start projects! Mercury turns retrograde, which only asks you to carefully consider finances, not to abandon ideas altogether. Accept trusted advice from people with real experience. Venus changes signs and can bring a past relationship back. Don’t be too easy-going about it. Ask tough questions about intentions and look for clear signs of those intentions manifesting!
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Mercury retrogrades in your sign, but don’t despair! It’s actually an amazing time for meditation and self-discovery. You can see where you’ve been co-dependent in relationships. You’ll be able to set up stronger boundaries that empower you mentally and physically. And those connections will truly flourish and have less conflict. You’ll even be more respected at work. Connect with friends who are into art and music for fun and uplifting times!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
As Neptune moves direct, many financial worries will be resolved. You’ll end up having more money than you expected. It’s great financial karma, so enjoy! Mercury retrograde will also soothe your mind. As an Aquarius, your brain works overtime. Try simple meditations of just breathing, or repeat a short mantra like, “I am safe”. Your nervous system will be refreshed and comforted.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Neptune moves direct in your sign. It’s your ruling planet and you’ll feel much more clarity! You can make decisions with a balance of intuition and facts. Allow time for creative outlets like art, dance, and music. Mercury retrograde brings old friends back into your orbit. Be sure they have healthy boundaries. You’ve worked too hard on yourself to be around people who don't respect who you are! If it doesn’t feel safe around them, let them drift away again.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Neptune direct inspires everyone to develop intuition, meditate and listen to dreams. But it’s especially powerful for you! If sitting makes you restless, try walking meditation. Breathe deeply and be aware of the scenes around you. Practice “soft vision”, allowing your eyes to receive images rather than “trying to see”. You’ll notice your nervous system is soothed and things just start to run smoother in your world. Don’t make work changes if possible this month, wait until January since Mercury is retrograde!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
This month’s Mercury retrograde wants you to reconnect with your spirituality. Practice yoga. Give a few more minutes to meditation. Be in nature and feel the love of the Universe all around you. Romantic Venus helps relationships go well, and if single, you can find a new love! Don’t make financial investments right now, but it’s a good time to gather information. You can make decisions in January.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
If there’s been confusion at work, things will clear up! You’ll also have more of a sense of meaningfulness in your career, which will inspire and motivate you. You can get a new supervisor who is a gentle leader and is compassionate, yet effective. In intimate relationships, try not to have intense conversations. Mercury is retrograde so you’re likely on the same page, yet using different wording. This can make things seem not good when they are actually fine!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Like your Gemini friends, avoid deep conversations in your partnerships right now. You might misconstrue things and feel upset for no reason with this month’s Mercury retrograde. Instead, try to ground in your body when you feel frustrated. Go for a walk. Take a warm bath. Practice yoga. Give yourself the gift of a nap. By early January, issues likely will have melted away. Be kind to your body over the holidays. Don’t channel stress into excess eating!
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Mercury retrograde wants you to practice self-care even though it’s the busy holiday season. Keep up with your meditation and yoga practice. Allow for extra sleep. It’s important to eat well, even though temptations abound! You can have more of a “food hangover” than you’d expect. Ask for support from health-minded friends. Relationships are extra fun and sexy. If you’re single, you might meet someone new who is very emotionally available!
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
As Mercury is retrograde, do fun activities you’re usually “too busy for”. Art, music, fun games and sports, as well as spending time with pets are missing nutrients that your soul craves! Also, make an effort to rekindle romance if partnered. If single, be open to new love, since Neptune direct wants to fulfill your heart. Create a sacred space in your home for meditation, yoga, or quiet reflection. You need a little oasis to soothe your nerves as well as to provide a nurturing space for your intuition.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
As Neptune moves direct, lots of nagging health issues clear up. Insomnia, digestive stuff, fatigue or even feeling disoriented will all get better! You’ll also feel more grounded and focused at work. Mercury turning retrograde at the holiday season is not to be feared! You’ll have wonderful times with friends and relatives that soothe and comfort you like a warm cup of tea. Make a little time for de-cluttering each day and you’ll feel more physical and mental energy!
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Wow! It's a great relationship month! If single, you can start a bond that truly aligns with your heart. Current partnerships will have a romance renaissance! Financially, you can have great breakthroughs or bigger holiday bonus than you expected. Of course, Mercury retrograde can goof up plans, but for you, it’s an especially fulfilling time of meditation and intuitive development, so don't miss out on that!
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 Zoom. Call or text (248) 583-1663 or visit www.alunamichaels.com