By Aluna Michaels, M.A.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Happy birthday Libra! Mercury moves direct in your sign and Mars is actually in Libra. This gives you mental and physical energy to set goals and accomplish major steps toward their completion! Be bold in asking the Universe for your deepest desires. Ask people in your life for what you want as well. Be clear and confident. You deserve your needs to be fulfilled! You can have a sensual reawakening and also be reconnecting with your spirituality and intuition. Childhood issues can also take big steps toward healing.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
With many planets moving direct this month, you’ll have revitalization in your relationship. If single, you can meet someone new with whom you have lots in common. You’ll be more open and trusting than usual and old hurts of the heart will quickly heal! As Mercury turns direct, it will bring insightful dreams and deep meditations. You can also have options for a promotion, raise, or a new job!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
This month’s New Moon can bring fantastic job opportunities. If you’ve been planting seeds for a while, options start to sprout! You can also have financial progress in general, especially if you’ve been following a new budget. Breakthroughs happen with friends and you can meet amazing people through new fun activities. It’s hard for you to be patient, but your consistent spiritual steps of faith and vision are paying off!
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Pluto moves forward in your sign, giving empowerment, focus, and determination. Meditate on your goals and desires. Visualizations can be about work, relationships, health, or moods. Basically, anything is possible now! Pluto illuminates blocks and shows a way out of your inner prison so you can live the life you want! If partnered, you can begin a yoga, meditation, or prayer practice together that enhances you both. Be sure to have fun as well so you’re not super intense all the time!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Jupiter and Saturn move direct in your sign, restoring your hope! All sorts of projects you’ve been working on can come to fruition now. They can be about personal or spiritual growth, health, prosperity, or relationship harmony. In fact, if you’re single, it's a great time to meet a potential long-term partner who’s fun, sexy, and also resonates with your values. Like Libra pals, you’re having a sensual reawakening! You’ll also notice meditations being deeper and more profound.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
This month’s New Moon opens you to new relationships. You can meet someone who truly excites you. They’ll likely be into spirituality so you can communicate on deeper levels. If partnered, you’ll be amazed at a new openness between the two of you. With Jupiter and Saturn moving direct, learn to trust your intuition. Make time for meditation and take note of insights that come up throughout the day. These can be breadcrumbs that lead to big revelations!
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Mercury goes direct mid-month and smooths out difficulties and misunderstandings in close relationships that have arisen over the past few weeks. Be open to seeing things from a fresh perspective. You can also have good news at work with a pay raise or promotion! Get back involved with fun hobbies and activities. Reach out to friends you haven’t heard from in a while. Meditate on respecting your body and follow guidance about health improvement or stress reduction.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You can start a great new relationship or have a surprising renaissance in your current partnership! You can also have career breakthroughs, even if you’ve long ago given up on results. As Mercury and also Pluto move direct, your meditation practice will be reinvigorated. Believe in your intuitive guidance, since you are likely spot on! Uranus is in your sign for quite a while, and urges you to try new things and get out of any overly familiar ruts.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
How is your yoga or meditation practice going? This month’s planets can re-inspire you. Try going back to favorite techniques and pick up where you left off. You can also have an intensification of passion in your partnership. If single, you can put past wounds behind you and try dating again. Dreams can give you insights about how to heal old family “issues”, so try keeping a dream journal this month!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
With four planets moving direct this month, many obstacles in relationships can be overcome and healed! Try to be open to release the past and move forward, keeping your discernment and boundaries intact. Confide in friends who know your flaws yet also remind you of your strengths! Let them help you see things more clearly. You can also make new friends whom you feel you’ve known forever! Explore actives that are fun and stimulating. Getting out of your familiar comfort zone is good for you!
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
As Jupiter and Saturn move direct, you’ll gain clarity in close relationships. You can heal old wounds in a current connection. You can bravely venture forth into the dating world again if single. Meditate on your deepest values and let your heart guide you. Breakthroughs can happen at work or in the financial realm! Pluto also moves direct, helping stabilize your body’s ability to handle stress. Make healthy eating a priority, as well as committing to yoga or other centering practices.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
The biggest spiritual healing you can have is the cultivation of self-compassion and the release of self-criticism! This month moves you in that direction. You’ll find it easier to be patient and forgiving with yourself. You might discover food or environmental allergies that have been holding you back, so you’ll suddenly have more energy and motivation. Make gratitude a ritual, as well as praising yourself. Tiny new habits make profound and lasting changes.
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