By Aluna Michaels, M.A.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Happy birthday, Cancer! It’s a great time to confront old habits that have been hard to break. This can be about relationship issues, poor eating habits, or even depression. You can have insights in meditation that give you a surprising surge of willpower that starts a new cycle of healing! Seek out fun hobbies and cool people to support your fresh way of being and feeling. You can also get a bonus at work or some other type of financial gift!
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
This month’s Full Moon can bring up old anxiety patterns. Be gentle with yourself, cultivating self-compassion and self-care rather than shaming yourself! Balance things with gratitude for your strengths, even if you’re “still” working on healing certain weaknesses. Your career can have exciting changes that build your confidence. Also, in your quiet time try yoga postures that tap into your personal power like the Warrior poses, Mountain, or Tree.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Try new types of yoga, meditation, or spiritual study. You can discover amazing power within that you’ve overlooked. This can be more immunity, more optimism, more financial strength, and even more manifesting capacity! Stand up for yourself in relationships — having emotional needs doesn’t make you “needy”. Be sure you bond with others who are able to reciprocate with giving and receiving! Pay attention to your dreams for guidance and messages.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Don’t give up on your desire for healthy relationships, no matter what your past history has been or what your childhood issues are. Many insights are available this month that illuminate a path to more healing, so don’t shrink backward in shame! Jupiter brings results that can be twelve years in the making. Balance “icky” memories with positive ones. You can also have financial breakthroughs at work or even from family members.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
You can have amazing work and abundance blessings this month! Keep the pipeline of prosperity open by meditating and visualizing positive events. It takes effort to rewire your brain away from cynicism, but maintaining the changes is easy and fun. You’ll feel like a magician! Also, you can start a sexy new relationship, or revitalize the passion in a current partnership. Even if you confront issues to get to the spark, it will be worth it!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Take advantage of the New Moon to revitalize your spiritual practices. Try yoga or tai chi classes. Experiment with various forms of meditation. Even try toning or sound therapies to shift your nervous system. Relationships feel more nurturing. You might also visit art galleries, take a dance class or join a fun local sports team. Creative connections spark your vitality. Also, look honestly at spending and let go of unnecessary purchases, which is easier when you’re feeling fulfilled in other ways.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Trust your intuition! You underestimate your internal wisdom, but if you pay more attention it will strengthen even more. Build confidence with “insignificant” topics so that when you get a hunch of something more important, you’ll act on it with courage. A new relationship can start, or you’ll realize you’ve been undervaluing a current partnership. Also, start a fun exercise program that is more playful than just “working out”.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Don’t beat yourself up if you struggle with negativity. You’re so into self-improvement that you’re hard on yourself. Cultivate self-compassion and you’ll find it much easier to break lousy thought patterns! Keep a daily gratitude list of just three things. It is not a major undertaking to make major brain changes. Open up to a partner or trusted friend so you don’t have to struggle alone. You’re usually the helper, and people love to have a chance to help you in return!
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Pent-up frustration can spill over this month. It’s important to learn to voice anger as it arises and develop conflict resolution skills. As a Pisces, it’s your number one life lesson. Financially, things are great and you can have a surprising raise at work or a gift of money. Health-wise you can have breakthroughs you’ve been seeking for a long time. You’ll see as you don’t bottle stuff up your immune system is more vital and your moods are brighter.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Meditate on your career this month. You can have many “coincidences” that lead you down a path of exciting changes and great success! Since Jupiter is in your sign for many months, it helps with optimism and gives you “good luck”. You can also start a new relationship that’s passionate, lighthearted, and fun, yet still meaningful. If tempted with a big-ticket item later in the month, hold tight and see if it still interests you later in August.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Energetic Mars is in your sign until late August. Use it to inspire and activate your dreams! You might start a new fitness program, new relationship, or increase your self-esteem. Pay attention to dreams, intuitions, and meditations, since guidance will be easy to hear and receive. Mid-month the Full Moon can make communication bumpy, so write things out before you confront others. Your thoughts will be more clear and you’ll be less likely to say something you regret.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Mars changes signs and wants you to empty your subconscious of built-up resentments. This happens every two years and cleans out your heart and mind so you can be freer from anxiety, inner tension, and pessimism. Jupiter pairs with the New Moon to help you feel more gratitude and joy! If you have financial issues, let go of shame and allow an expert to help and guide you.
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