By Aluna Michaels, M.A.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Happy birthday Capricorn! As Venus moves direct in your sign, keep meditating on your highest values in relationships, career, and life in general. But make sure joy is on your list. You need to have fun and play! As Jupiter moves into Pisces, practice steeping your mind in self-compassion and forgiveness. You deserve your own kindness! You’ll have breakthroughs in relationships. You’ll form new bonds that balance your needs with the other person’s. You’ll have the courage to set boundaries with current connections.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Mercury retrogrades in your sign, which will soothe your mind. Practice grounding yourself in your body. While sitting or laying down, visualize your pelvis growing roots like a tree going deep into the earth. You’ll be even more brilliant than usual if you’re centered in this way! You can have breakthrough dreams or meditations that heal old childhood and family issues. Also, open your heart to abundance as generous Jupiter changes signs!
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Jupiter moves into your sign for a one-year stay! You will feel open spiritually and emotionally. It’s like anything is possible. Mercury retrograde this month gives an added depth and ease to your meditations, so take full advantage. You can also work with forgiveness, while of course creating and maintaining healthy boundaries. You can have breakthroughs with communication. You can kindly and clearly ask for what you want without guilt or fear.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Jupiter’s change of sign reconnects you with spirituality, dreams, and meditation. It’s hard for you to do sitting meditations, so don’t forget about qigong, walking meditation, or even running. Aries is ruled by Mars, which is activity, so cooperate with your natural instincts for the easiest way to contact your higher self! You can bond again with old friends during this month’s Mercury retrograde. You can also re-start fun hobbies you’d forgotten about. Venus moving direct can give a raise or bonus at work!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Uranus moves direct in your sign, helping you be bold and innovative in expressing yourself and pursuing your dreams! You can meet new friends who inspire you. Don't spend time with people who want you to be the “reliable old you”! Mercury retrograde can bring a job offer you thought wasn't going to come. Be sure that it still fits who you are and especially whom you are now becoming! If partnered, meditate or practice yoga together. If single, you can meet someone who “walks their talk” in the spiritual growth department!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
As Uranus moves direct and Mercury turns retrograde, you may have trouble sleeping or feel mentally agitated. Practice deep breathing. It’s deceptively simple, but will soothe your overactive Gemini nervous system! In better news, abundant Jupiter brings amazing opportunities at work. Venus moves direct and helps you focus your thoughts on spirituality and finances. Read books like “Dynamic Laws of Prosperity” for inspiration! You’ll also have exciting breakthroughs with intimacy and sexuality.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Jupiter moves into Pisces, bringing you a deeper connection with spirituality. You can also feel more expansive and crave travel. Plan adventures and indulge in them! Issues in relationships come to the surface to be healed. Don’t back down from your standards. Let things go if you’re compromising your integrity. New people will be magnetized to you who match your goals and values! You can also forgive the past so it no longer burdens your heart, but boundaries still remain.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Jupiter’s change of sign can bring incredible prosperity, especially in terms of investments. Also, people can forgive your debts. You can have a big job shift that provides wonderful benefits as well as a safe, supportive work environment. In relationships, be brave enough to speak your truth. Be clear but kind. Meditate together for ways your collective needs can be met. As Venus moves forward, treat yourself to a massage or reiki. Your body needs gentle attention!
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Venus moving direct can bring a new loving relationship or renewed love in a current one. Jupiter’s change of sign also opens your heart! The balancing point is to make sure you still care for yourself while in a partnership. You can over-serve other people and leave yourself with “table scraps”, so to speak. You’re just as important as your lover! Also meditate on stopping mean, self-critical thoughts as Mercury retrogrades this month. Spiritual growth is being unconditionally kind to yourself!
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Venus and Uranus move direct and spice up your love life! You can break through old yucky “thought-forms” that inhibit you of pleasure and joy. Meditation can reveal habits or food sensitivities that douse your libido. Finances also open and flow. You deserve abundance and ease in your life! This Mercury retrograde, take stock of when you’ve “sold yourself out” in relationships. Connect with Virgo pals who are healing a similar dynamic. If you’re “not allowed” to shine from your core, find better partners! New career options can arise in a high-paying job with not a lot of stress!
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
You can have amazing relationship breakthroughs! You might have given up on love, but suddenly there are lots of hopeful options. As a Scorpio, you may think you’re fine alone but truly shine with a partner who can handle your honesty, depth, and passion. You might have underestimated a current person so keep your mind open! Get back to a habit of daily meditation. Having a sacred space in your home will “make the vibes” easier to connect to.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Venus moving direct helps focus your budget and investment plans. You can save, invest, and still have “fun money”. Uranus moving forward increases your spiritual gifts in terms of reiki or hands-on healing energy. It can be a natural instant, or remembering classes you took. Keep practicing to reawaken and strengthen your powers! Also incorporate moving meditations, since sitting usually makes you restless. (Yoga, qi gong, tai chi, walking, dancing or running)
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