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By Aluna Michaels
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Happy birthday Leo! Don’t give up on your dreams! In meditation time, add extra power to visualizations and wishes. After you imagine your desired goals, bring up the feeling of success and fulfillment. Let the gratitude and happy emotions fill your heart and spill out to touch every cell of your body! It’s a challenge when you haven’t met the goal yet, but keep trying. Carry the feeling with you all day. You’ll have powerful results in late August with career and with relationships too!
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
As Mars moves direct, you’ll have clarity in relationships. Meditate on your highest values. Balance your thoughts about being picky as a way of protecting yourself from hurt vs. having standards when it comes to love. Spiritually, re-connect with the beliefs that make you feel vital and alive! You want to be motivated to connect with your soul and to the Universe, not to feel that it’s a chore. As Mercury moves direct in late August, focus on stopping self-flagellating thoughts and enlace them with loving voices!
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Venus is in your sign, so focus on self-love! Also dwell in a “casual state of appreciation.” Don’t try too hard to be grateful, just let it happen as you go about your day by changing your focus. As Mars moves direct, you’ll have profound healings about family issues that have prevented you from feeling as close to others as you’d like. You can also have a great job offer! Also, meditate to gain intuitive solutions with finances; whether about your budget, debts, or how to open to greater prosperity.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
If you’re frustrated in relationships, hold your tongue (Mars turning direct can make you snippy!). Meditate on the vision you have for partnerships, then write out your thoughts. When you feel calm, present your ideas to your loved one. You’ll be surprised at how you both can work out a collaborative solution that brings your connection to a higher level. At work, you can have breakthroughs you’ve been waiting on for awhile!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Mars moving direct is a great boon for your finances! Mercury also finishes its retrograde pattern, and along with the eclipse, deepens your spiritual path. Find styles of meditation that suit you. Maybe go for a run and then sit quietly in nature. Or maybe try yoga, qigong, or chanting. The idea is to do something each day that nourishes your soul and enhances your connection with your intuition or the Universe. If you’re having work issues, inner guidance that comes through meditation time gives surprisingly effective results!
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Mars finally moves direct in your sign, providing you with enthusiasm to set out on new goals! Think about what makes you feel passionate and alive and move in those directions. You could also feel irritated in close relationships. It’s a good time to have heart to heart conversations, but meditate first and get clear and level-headed about the changes you want. If you’re overly emotional, things can explode. Remember that love and abundance are all around you, so don’t limit the amount of joy you let into your life!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
It’s a major relationship month that brings healing and transformation! Meditation reveals repressed anger from past connections, and also from childhood. Allow challenging feelings and memories to arise. Write about your emotions, then maybe tear up or burn the paper. Underneath the frustration and despair lies clarity about your needs and life direction. You’ll tap into an authenticity that empowers and excites you! You’ll feel more valuable, and even more sexy. Also, you can have career or money breakthroughs.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
It can be hard to express yourself and your deepest thoughts, but please find the courage to open up. Meditate to find your true ideas and trust you’ll find the right time to say what needs to be said, without procrastinating or missing opportunities. With Mars moving direct, re-connect with friends and activities that bring you joy! Also take time to be in nature. Expand the feeling of safety you gain from that primal connection, and carry it with you to your interactions with people. A gentle, but powerful you will shine through!
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Mars and Mercury move direct, creating balance between work and relationships. You can get a promotion, or a new job that’s a pinnacle of your career! If single, you can meet a wonderful partner who resonates with many facets of your life. If partnered, you’ll have increased harmony, almost magically, even if there’s been tough issues! Meditation improves your ability to open to prosperity — especially how to hold onto money when it comes. Think purchase through, because you deserve be able to make long term financial plans!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Life-changing Uranus retrogrades in your sign. Contemplate how you take care of your body. You might revolutionize the way you eat, how you look, or how you relate to others. Meditate on your personal value, since you’re likely underestimating your capacities on many levels. Over the next few months, you can tap into quantum potentials that have been dormant for many years, maybe even for your entire life! Clear a space in your home for mediation, yoga, qigong, journaling or reading. Even if it just a certain chair or small area, you’ll infuse it with power as you dedicate time for yourself in that spot!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Mars direct opens self-inflicted blocks to prosperity, heals wounds of betrayal in close relationships, and increases self-love. Meditate on feeling what you have to offer others. It can be talents in the workplace, or your level of communication and understanding in partnerships. You can also experience a sexual awakening as it feels safer to bond deeply with a committed person. In general, Gemini prefers to skim the surface, yet this month you’ll feel drawn into deeper parts of yourself in all sorts of human connections.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Relationships heal as Mars moves direct. Allow yourself to speak your truth from a balance place so your needs can be met. But first, meditate to get clear on those needs. Often you just feel unsettled and not sure why. Going within helps you identify what your emotions actually are and where they stem from. Connecting with others is easier when you communicate openly! Also as Uranus retrogrades, make time for friends you’ve been “too busy” for and have fun doing your favorite activities.
Aluna Michaels is a second-generation astrologer and soul evolutionist practitioner. 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.
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