By Aluna Michaels, M.A.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Happy birthday Scorpio! This month is about standing your ground in relationships. It’s easy to do when you have healthy boundaries. Then you can have conflict that leads to growth and healing instead of rage and frustration. If you’re feeling like attacking or withdrawing entirely, meditate on your sense of safety. Being able to have “ground rules” with others actually builds intimacy and trust. You are loved, so love yourself enough to construct flexible, yet firm limits around your heart and mind!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
This is an emotionally loaded month in terms of everyone, but especially you! Meditate daily to stay centered, even if it’s just deep breathing or a few minutes of quiet walking. Think before you speak when confronted. Also, if you feel you “have” to tell someone something, please wait until it seems less urgent. Use the mantra, “This too shall pass”. Next month will be far more serene! However, it’s a great time to accomplish goals. Just be willing to pivot if you have temporary blocks and turn toward what is flowing in that moment.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
So much is bubbling up from your subconscious. It’s very healing but can feel bumpy and raw. Hopefully, you can express things to a non-reactive friend who can hear you with compassion, without trying to fix you. Merely letting this “junk” into the light can dissolve it! Be patient even if this seems like stuff you “should be done with by now”. It’s a deeper level of healing at the root! Don’t make big decisions about relationships now. Wait until next month when things are smoother.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Lots of breakthroughs can happen with work, especially things that have been months in the process! But resist sudden changes that are reactive. Things are too volatile now to take action on a whim. Deep healing can happen about family trauma issues. It can even seem like a miracle, but you’ve been working hard for these results! Like Capricorn pals, wait on big decisions with relationships until December. Settle into the “new you” that is unfolding this month to see what your next steps are.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
In meditation, practice listening for your inner voice. Be subtly alert throughout the day to hear and feel prompting and guidance. When dealing with others, take their ideas into consideration, but don’t give your inner truth away. It’s a tricky balance! Watch out for people saying you’re stubborn when you hold onto your opinions. That’s especially true if you can’t give facts about your stance. Your inner conviction is enough proof! If job opportunities come up, don’t leap at the chance. Proceed cautiously and make a choice next month if possible.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
The Full and New Moons create a bumpy ride this month. When you’re nervous you like to take action. But things get more chaotic if you just “do something”. Go against your grain and sit quietly, breathe, and observe all the moving parts. Confront the feeling of powerlessness that arises. Next month, you’ll be able to move forward in a poised way that uncomplicates the circumstances. There’ll be breakthroughs in finances as well as intimate relationships.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
It can be a tense time in relationships this month. It’s okay to have time for your individuality while bonded! You might need to have challenging conversations about creating a balance between “us” and yourself. More intimacy and depth are revealed once the dust settles. Don’t make big financial decisions, especially if you’re being pressured. Wait until next month if possible, when you’ll see all aspects and outcomes more clearly.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
The Full and New Moons want you to look at work/life balance. Don’t hide out at work to avoid relationship issues. And don't get bullied by superiors to do more than is physically or emotionally healthy for you and your family. In general, when emotions get intense, allow yourself to step away for a few minutes of meditation or deep breathing. You’ll be off-kilter if you respond too quickly. Re-centering will avoid lots of chaos!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Relationships are likely very passionate, but also challenging right now! Make sure you are actually compatible with your partner. Having an “opposites attract” mentality can wear you down emotionally. On the creative front, be brave and try an art, dance, or acting class, or maybe even improv comedy. You’re more talented than you think! If you’re having trouble sleeping or concentrating, be honest about caffeine and sugar intake. Cutting back soothes your nervous system.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Don’t get too worked up about work chaos. It’s not a good time to make job changes, since this month is a bit disruptive and disorienting. Look at options and weigh your choices, but leave decisions for December. In relationships, you might have issues with friends or hobbies/activities. It might seem like you have nothing in common. Hang in there and try not to argue in circles together. Instead, remember what drew you to one another in the beginning and meditate on that soul connection. Next month it will be clear what your next steps are as a couple.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
You can be feeling edgy and nervous with the New and Full Moons. Meditate each day and also take mini-breaks anytime. Close your eyes and breathe deeply even just three times and you’ll notice a shift. This allows the wild energy to feel invigorating and inspiring, rather than irritating. Relationships that seem to be at a dead end can have surprising breakthroughs. So try to remain poised and ride out these intense vibes. You’ll be rewarded with peaceful circumstances by month’s end!
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Send your body positive thoughts. Don’t be a “mean girl” to the wonderful temple in which you live! Meditation can reveal insights about the root of health issues, or “fitness disappointments”. You can make a loving decision to take certain steps that bring harmony to your mind and body. Try not to make impulsive financial choices or even decisions about intimate relationships. Wait until next month if possible.
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 www.alunamichaels.com