By Aluna Michaels, M.A.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Happy birthday Gemini! As Mercury moves direct, pay attention to your dreams. Also, listen to intuitions that arise in meditation or at random times in the day. You’re very tuned! Meditate each day, even for just five minutes of deep breathing. Venus moves into your sign, reconnecting you with self-love and self-appreciation. You can have current relationship breakthroughs, or if single, start a new loving bond! Be clear about your needs and stand by them. Don’t get lost in illusions of love.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
This month’s Full Moon asks you to recommit to your health, especially when it comes to food. Nurture yourself with healthy choices. If emotionally empty, find other ways to fill yourself. Make sure your relationships have healthy boundaries and take your needs into account. Heal negative beliefs around sexuality and your worth. Clear up financial issues that cause anxiety. In general don’t take shortcuts to self-esteem!
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
As Saturn moves retrograde, observe relationships carefully. Be sure to not repeat old patterns. You can have lots of insights with the Full Moon, and can even stop those patterns and negative feelings once and for all! You’ll be open to greater intimacy and trust. With career options, take time to ponder if certain offers are actually good for you. Mercury moves direct and reveals more facts.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
You can be overly hard on yourself regarding dietary rules and exercise regimes. Allow for rest, “slacking off” and slips of “perfection". The stress of having to stick with rules can undo the health you're working to create. Incorporate forgiveness and self-compassion meditations into your wellness plan. Have stronger boundaries around relationships. Sometimes you’re hard on yourself when you’re actually angry at being taken advantage of by others.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Mercury moves direct, healing all sorts of issues about intimacy, sexuality, and trust. You can have deep insights in meditation that forge a path for new depth in relationships. Venus also helps, even finding a partner who resonates with spirituality, yoga, or other topics you love. Or, if bonded, your current partner can join you at this level. Trust your gut on all levels and don’t “poo-poo” your intuition.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
This month’s Full Moon helps you clear up relationship issues as well as financial ones. Meditate on your suspicions. Are they based in current facts? Or reverberations from past trauma? Be certain you’re acting from the present moment before making decisions. You can also heal childhood wounds and even intergenerational trauma. Channels of prosperity open up from your brave internal work, so be ready to receive in abundance!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Mercury direct clears up many worries and concerns. Answers just come to you, or people approach you with solutions. As Saturn shifts direction, return to a daily routine of meditation. Only a few minutes jump-starts your intuitive connection, so don’t make it a big deal. The Full Moon can bring chaos to the surface of relationships if you’ve been suppressing issues. Face them square on. You’ll be relieved and have so much more emotional and physical energy!
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Practice stress reduction techniques. It’s not good to just “power through”. Even just breathing readjusts your fight or flight reactions. Saturn retrograde asks you to only take actions that fit your values. Are there certain relationships that make you feel you can’t follow your heart or speak your truth? Trust your inner wisdom! Reconnect to joy through fun hobbies, dance, art, and even time with pets!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Saturn moves retrograde in your sign. Recommit to your identity as a cool, unique person! Part of your life path is to embrace your individuality! Of course, you want to be kind and cooperative, but don’t change yourself to make conventional types more comfortable. Meditate on life goals and plan out small, steady steps to achieve them. As Mercury moves direct, clear your house of clutter to make space in your mind for peace and creativity.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
This month really tests personal boundaries. It’s not “mean” to have clear limits! Intimacy will actually be enhanced. At work, you’ll have clearer guidelines about what’s expected of you. Practice self-compassion, since Saturn retrograde can bring up old dysfunctional patterns. See healing as a spiral. Don’t condemn yourself for going in “hopeless circles”. As you’re kind to yourself, new ideas come into your heart for powerful steps to take on your life journey.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
This month is about reconnecting to your intuition and meditation practice. Take note of your dreams. Also, dedicate a few minutes a day to deep breathing. Your practice needn’t be long, just consistent. As Mercury moves direct, financial issues resolve and you’ll have great innovative ideas about money. You can even collaborate with someone on a powerful and successful work project!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Mercury moves direct in your sign and takes a load off your mind! You’ll be able to make clear decisions regarding work, as well as relationships. You won’t be feeling overly emotional, but able to ascertain the facts and what move is best åçfor you. Romantic relationships will either take a deeper, more intimate, and sensual turn, or you may choose to leave. Claim the sacredness of your sexuality!
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