By Aluna Michaels, M.A.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Happy birthday Virgo! Venus is in your sign, so celebrate with self-compassion and praise! Take a break from self-criticism, which you often call “self-improvement". This month’s Full Moon wants you to indulge your artistic and dreamy side. Mercury retrograde also helps loosen your routines and urges you to play and even goof off! Investments to which you haven’t given much thought can pan out generously. Relationships can have unexpected breakthroughs as well.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
As Mercury retrogrades in your sign, meditate on what you want in relationships, and also on what you don’t want. It’s important to cultivate your personal power and be able to set limits. You often have strong convictions but have challenges maintaining them when involved with someone. Feel your worth and stand your ground lovingly, yet strongly, even when the other person takes the opposite side. This can pay off with work interactions too, not just in romance.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Mercury moves retrograde this month, increasing the depth of your dreams and meditations, as well as strengthening intuition. It can also help you forgive issues that have been eating you up inside. Keep healthy limits, but it’s vital to release the inner poison that’s harming you. Work situations can almost magically resolve themselves, and your health will vastly improve. This month’s Full Moon reawakens your creativity. It can also bring a new relationship or enhance a current one.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Meditate on ideals you had as a child or young adult. It’s important to connect with your authentic, passionate core! This month’s Full Moon along with Mercury retrograde helps you tap back into your original vitality. You might want to play certain sports again or reconnect with art, music, or dance. These activities are spiritual since they reveal your unique, divine gifts. You inspire others when you’re in that space! Positive career changes are also on the horizon.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Mercury retrograde can bring confusion about work. Meditate on your passions as a child or young adult. You can tap back into meaningfulness and you’ll be amazed at opportunities that spring up! Take a vacation or a day trip to a place that has spiritual significance to further strengthen your connection with the Universe and your soul. Even setting up a sacred space in your home and spending reflective time there each day will re-awaken your heart and optimism.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
With Mercury retrograde, re-commit to your meditation or spiritual practices. If things seem stale, switch things up so you feel newly inspired. If you’ve fallen out of habits entirely, rediscover rituals you enjoyed in the past. The Full Moon can bring a sexual reawakening, either with a current partner, or a new person with whom you might even feel a past life bond! Finances flow again, and you’ll also feel a renewed trust in the Universe.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
This month’s Full Moon opens up relationship opportunities. Stay true to your values, standards, and desires. Don’t shrink back from truths that get exposed. You can also experience more depth in sexuality and your capacity to be emotionally intimate. In addition, take your fear of finances by the horns. There’ll be new solutions to increase prosperity and reduce debt. You can also break limited money beliefs inherited from family or society!
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Mercury retrograde illuminates issues within your current relationship and even patterns in past ones. Meditate and allow these memories to bubble up and resist judging yourself or others. Let insights form out of the observations. Early October brings time for action, so don’t make rash decisions now. Also, pay attention to dreams about physical and mental health. Return to styles of self-care that benefited you in the past. Be honest about addictive tendencies as well.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You can start an amazing new relationship that feels magical and perfect! Even though it’s very positive, be careful not to over-idealize. The Full Moon can make things murky. Allow for the awesomeness that’s tinged with some imperfections! Mercury retrograde calls you back to your meditation practice. Even simply sitting with coffee and gazing at flowers or creatures in the yard creates a connection with your soul!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Keep using the Law of Attraction when it comes to your career! The Full Moon can bring options that you’ve held in your mind and dreams for a while. With Mercury retrograde, however, be sure to question anything that seems iffy! You might even wait until early October to finalize things. If single, you can meet someone by reconnecting with old friends or revisiting activities you love. If partnered, do those fun things together to invigorate your connection!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Meditate on releasing old hurts from childhood. Healing is cyclical and during this Mercury retrograde you can skim off some of the junk that’s floated up from the depths of your consciousness. You’ll feel more emotionally available to others and more spiritually open to life! Also, take action on daring ideas that your intuition keeps “nagging” you about. Get out of your comfort zone!
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Be careful about finances this month. Look honestly at spending, debt, and investments. If you feel things are murky, don’t proceed with unnecessary risks! Get clear guidance if you’re having issues in a relationship, as well. Unfortunately, suspicions could be well founded. So don’t leap into something new until a person is “well-vetted”. If partnered, wait until next month to have a talk about whether you still share the same future goals. You deserve the best, not partial fulfillment!
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