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January 2023


By Aluna Michaels, M.A.



Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)

 Happy birthday Capricorn! Major shifts can happen in relationships. Communication clears up and you’ll be able to have open conversations that bring relief! Uranus moving direct gives fresh and optimistic perspectives. Work issues improve as Mars also moves direct. Your dreams have been on hold, but the results will be worth the wait! Finances flow, so let yourself splurge a little. You’re so good at saving and planning, but not playing!


Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)

 Mars retrograde was likely hard on relationships. Now Mars is direct and you’ll feel more sexy, playful and appreciated! If single, someone may approach who was building courage for a few months. Your independence and uniqueness can be intimidating, but don’t stop being you! You can also break old emotional habits that have been holding you down. Your past efforts reap rewards now!


Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) 

Pay attention to your dreams. Give extra time to meditation. Be clear about your desires within your own heart and don’t be shy about asking for their fulfillment! As Mars moves direct, use that extra energy to clear clutter from your home. Your mind will be more peaceful and your soul more balanced! You might also have a cool work offer and money will continue to flow!


Aries (March 21 – April 19)

 Make new friendships with those who match your values and also inspire your creativity! Surrounding yourself with people who “get you” help you feel vibrant and optimistic. You’ll also have innovative ideas about making money and might even have a surprisingly unexpected income! Work issues that have been muddy through the Mercury retrograde clear up mid-month as it moves direct. Stay positive!


Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

 Uranus moves direct in your sign, invigorating your mind. You’ll feel positive and confident! Relationships become more powerful and fulfilling. Mars also moves direct, going your finances a boost. Spiritually, you can try new ways of meditating or connecting with your inner self. It will seem easy to gain posse and guidance. The New Moon late this month brings career options that might seem intimidating, but you’re that good! Don't underestimate yourself!


Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

 Mars moves direct in your sign. It’s been an interior time since the fall. Now you’ll feel ready to tackle everything with enthusiasm. Your energy has had a reboot! Stay committed to fitness and food routines. Also, challenge your mind by questioning your thoughts. Don’t believe every anxiety-producing thought you think! Meditate even if you feel you can’t still your mind. Revolutionary Uranus is creating healing subconscious shifts that are spiritual even if you feel restless! Connect with compassionate people who aren’t judge-y about your current spiritual path!


Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

 As Mars moves direct, you might feel a spiritual cleanse of old anger and disappointments that have been hiding in your depths. Let things come up and out. Let the Universe know about your frustrations and heartaches. It can handle your authenticity with acceptance and healing! Bathe yourself in compassion and forgiveness. By mid-month, you’ll feel relieved, relaxed and more open to trust and connect with others. 


Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)

 Uranus and Mercury move direct, bringing awesome new career options! You can be recognized for your unique accomplishments and talents. Mars also goes direct, bringing energetic new friends. Enjoy hobbies and interests with vigor and fun! An intense new relationship could start. Make sure it’s healthy, not co-dependent! Ask yourself if they integrate into your world, or do they want you all to themselves? Current partners should also be eager to weave in with others in your life. 


Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

 Mars direct gets things moving with your career! You’ll be surprised at how many options you have. The Mars retrograde brought out your inner critic and had you quite worried. But you’re talented and sought-after! Mercury direct helps you let go of concerns in the romance department, as well! The New Moon late this month keeps you focused on self-care. Eat well, exercise, and get enough rest from a place of love, not harsh rules. 


Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

 All the different planets moving direct restores your sense of sensuousness! Areas of emotional and sexual intimacy will have plenty of hope and healing. Finances go surprisingly well, especially investments with others. In general, you’ll trust your gut. From this point of balance, you’ll have the discernment to trust others who are trustworthy! Try a new form of meditation, yoga, or qigong to sense your spirituality from a fresh perspective.


Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)

 Trust your gut when it comes to relationships, and well, everything else too! But on the other hand, watch out for being darkly paranoid. Hopefully, the planets moving direct bring positivity and eagerness for connection with others. Let yourself see people from a new perspective. You can be pleasantly surprised by a new relationship or a long-wished for healing in a current one. If you have investments, look forward to exciting improvements! You might even take more calculated risks that pay off handsomely over the next few months. 


Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

 There’s super sexy energy as Mars moves forward! You can meet a new love or spice up a current one. You’ll also feel able to authentically express yourself so interactions feel more fulfilling. On the work front, Uranus moving direct resolves frustrating blocks and helps you feel eager for each day. Allow meditation to be as energized and vibrant as the rest of your life. Spiritual doesn’t have to mean boring!

  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 

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