By Aluna Michaels, M.A.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Happy birthday Virgo! Mercury turns direct in your sign, giving intuition and clarity. Release the anxiety-fueled habit of overthinking your instincts. It’s a learned stress response that you can unlearn! Your first thought is usually the right choice, even if you double-think or go in nervous circles. Soothe yourself with deep breathing and kind words. Venus direct re-connects you with supportive friends who believe in your spiritual energy and general awesomeness!
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Like Virgo pals, Mercury moving direct strengthens your intuition. You’ll also get back to a meditation practice that feels in alignment with you. If sitting makes you squirrelly, try a gentle walking meditation, being in nature, or even instinctive dance movements. Mars moves into your sign, giving you the confidence to be you! Set new goals about work, fitness, fun, and travel. Let your light shine and surround yourself with people who like you exactly as you are!
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Mars changing signs releases pent-up frustrations and resentments from the past two years. Next month it will be in Scorpio, so lighten your mental load by forgiving the past and coming to terms with things. Especially give yourself compassion for errors. In this way, you’ll be able to take advantage of the energy that’s on it’s way to inspire you with a renewed passion for life! Examine relationships carefully to see if they match your values and goals. See what can be improved and healed, or you might let some connections go.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Mercury moves direct and empowers your career! You’ll see your way clearly and maybe a promotion, raise or bonus comes through that you've given up on! Jupiter retrogrades and wants you to pay attention to your body. Have sloppy food choices taken over? Are you missing yoga classes? Are you neglecting sleep? When you have fewer excesses in your life, you’ll have more energy and focus. You’ll have more fun, not less! Mars in Libra brings healthy-minded friends around to help you stay inspired.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Mars gives you a great career boost this month and next! You can start a project that restores confidence and brings a team of supporters around you. Instead of people being jealous, they’ll celebrate your leadership and contributions. Venus moving direct gets you back in touch with your relationship values. Be sure that giving and receiving are balanced. Don’t get taken advantage of! Check if future goals are similar. You’ll also feel a resurgence of sexual energy, almost to a spiritual level! Mercury moving direct gets you back in a meditation routine that makes your mind and body peaceful.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
As Venus moves direct, relationship issues get more clear. Are you still aligned? Have you ignored red flags? Or are you pushing away a very good thing for fear of being hurt? If single, you can magnetize a new person that’s an answer to your wishes. Be sure to check in with your heart in a few weeks to make sure there are no illusions. Mars in Libra dares you to try a challenging form of meditation or yoga. It might not be difficult itself, but the time commitment could be. Take on the challenge!
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Breathe through your relationship challenges! Mercury still being retrograde makes things seem complicated when there’s a simple misunderstanding. However, it’s best to meditate since Venus moving direct reveals underlying issues. It’s all about values right now, so don’t downplay messages from your gut if things seem truly “off”. Mars changing signs brings passion and super sexiness! You also might have some exciting financial opportunities or investments paying off.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You can start an exciting and passionate relationship! But since Mercury and Venus are shifting around, make sure you look before leaping. Pay attention to red flags and don’t minimize them. On the other hand, don’t write someone off too quickly, since there might be very good things beneath the surface you wouldn’t see at first glance! Jupiter moves retrograde, so be aware of finances. Try not to be impulsive, and ask a prudent friend for opinions.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Take good care of your body temple this month! As a Taurus, you feel indestructible, but be honest about overindulgence and give your system a break from junk foods. Try vigorous exercise, maybe even a various interval workout to empower your heart. As Venus moves direct, maybe redecorate your house, or at least declutter portions of your home bit by bit. You deserve beautiful surroundings! Be patient in relationships as Mercury direct clears up communication issues.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
If you’ve been doing affirmations and visualizations about improved relationships, your results are here! Having faith pays off. In general, you’ll be able to release worry and obsessiveness and have a more secure sense of balance in your mind and heart. Maybe try art or dance as a way to express your creative energy. You don’t have to be perfect, just allow your soul to shine! Friends will be around who tap into your joyous side, so have fun!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
As Venus and Mercury move direct, you’ll clear up lots of financial issues. You’ll also be better able to stand up for your beliefs and values in all sorts of relationships. Meditate on positive thoughts about your body and don’t fall into comparisons with other people’s shapes and sizes. Get back in touch with friends and activities that help you feel appreciated and connected! Also, let Mars motivate you to clear out clutter in the house.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Be patient with work issues. Investigate opportunities and offers more closely than usual. Late fall might be better to make those sorts of changes. Venus moves direct in your sign. You could be starting a new relationship, or feeling renewed sexiness in a long-term bond! In terms of spending money, make sure that you really want the things you’re buying. As Mercury also moves direct, you might find your interest wanes on stuff you had thought was awesome!
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