By Aluna Michaels, M.A.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Happy birthday Sagittarius! The solar eclipse works strongly to give you inspirational ideas. Meditation can be especially powerful. Since the action planet Mars is in your sign these next two months, you’ll be able to take steps to manifest those goals, rather than just visualize them! Venus turns retrograde, urging you to prioritize your finances, and also your self-esteem. Make sure your thoughts and actions align with your cherished goals!
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Venus turns retrograde in your sign, which means the planet of love, security, and self-worth will be with you for four months instead of the usual four weeks! Meditate on things you value most in life. What qualities do you need in terms of friends, lovers, partners, or colleagues? Also, ponder how you can be more compassionate and loving to yourself! Don’t waver from your most vital needs. Stay true to your heart! Return to prosperity affirmations or practices such as tithing that have brought abundance in the past!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
The solar eclipse inspires you to realign with meaningful goals and activities! Aquarius needs to feel valuable to society and community, so it will be a great pick-me-up! You can meet cool people who are as motivated and interesting as you are. As Venus moves retrograde, meditate on relationships. If partnered, visualize how improvements can be made and ask your intuition for guidance for how to implement those shifts. If single, reawaken your hope of love and healthy bonding!
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
With the solar eclipse and Mars working with you, career goals can be attained! You can have a sudden awesome offer. Or you can work with meditation to find your passion. You’ll also gain inspiring ideas about how to make it happen! If you’re moved into a position of power, believe you deserve it, because you do! Also, as Venus turns retrograde, make sure the friendships you have are truly reciprocal. Release people who take advantage of your kind heart.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
With the solar eclipse, Mercury and Mars joining together, you’ll be internally urged to meditate on future goals. These could be about spirituality, personal growth, travel, or career. Keep focusing on your dreams and look for small steps to take. As an Aries, you prefer giant leaps and often overlook the tiny changes! Venus retrograde can bring job offers back. Something that seemed dead in the water can become viable again! Also, reframe your budget and spending. Re-incorporate spiritual prosperity issues if they’ve fallen away, since abundance is waiting to pour in!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
As Venus retrogrades, think back over the past eight years in terms of your spiritual practices. When Venus retrogrades it reviews events from eight years ago. Think about your yoga or mediation. What about positive thinking, or at least counteracting the negativity bias that everyone has (due to our brain evolution as a species)? Ponder your intrinsic value to the world and to yourself! You can also have a deepening of emotional and sexual intimacy.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
It’s an amazing relationship month! The inspiring solar eclipse along with sexy Mars helps you focus on having passion, joy, and fun in your life. You can seek and attract a new partner who is kind, creative, compassionate as well as hot! If already bonded, you can reignite your hearts by clearing out old issues that cause friction. Don’t ignore issues. Free up mental space to create more love for each other! Also, look squarely at any debt you have, and make wise investments.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
This is a busy work month. It’s an opportunity to incorporate your spiritual practices into daily life. Play with deep breathing when stressed (or when not stressed!) Maintain self-care by eating well to honor your brain and body as a vessel for your soul. Practice forgiveness of all the “characters” in your world while maintaining healthy boundaries. If you reconnect with your partner, make sure to set new rules that suit you. Don’t get swept up in the romance of “getting back together”.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
This month brings a burst of creativity, joy, and fun! If single, you can start a new romance. If partnered, you can renew your love for one another. Try hobbies, art, sports, games, and other activities that make you feel playful. As Venus turns retrograde, meditate on how you can improve your self-care. Perhaps organic foods, more sleep, practicing yoga, or cultivating compassion toward yourself.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Make sure you have a sacred space in your home. You need a place for grounding, yoga, meditation, or quiet reflection. Also be sure you’re treating your body right with healthy food and time for peaceful, regular meals. Make connecting with your inner self a priority. You can also have powerful shifts in relationships. Set boundaries around people who have toxic issues. You’ll also feel confident you can attract those who resonate with your values and life goals. Reconnect with creative outlets that you haven’t made time for. See them as a spiritual practice!
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Venus retrograde helps heal childhood issues that interfere with your partnership, and also your moods. Joy is your birthright! Chronic sadness was somehow learned and can be unlearned. We now know that from advances in brain science! Start with self-compassion for your history of unhappiness. Then use affirmations to retrain your mind and body to feel the blessings of life! Also, the solar eclipse wants you to confront others in a kind way to set healthy limits.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Observe your thoughts and see how often you complain, either aloud or in your head. You might label them as “sarcastic quips”, funny self-put-downs, or educated judgments. But on some level, the energy lowers your vitality, creativity, and joy. You can even be limiting your prosperity! You don’t have to be Pollyanna and ignore things. Just be aware of what you dwell on without having positive steps to take. When you’re empowered with choices you’re abundant on all levels!
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