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By Aluna Michaels
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Happy birthday Sagittarius! Mercury retrograde in your sign, which is a great time for meditation, introspection and self-discovery. You can see hidden ways you self-sabotage so you don’t accomplish goals. You can release old resentments and disappointments that bog you down. You can open prosperity blocks! You’ll tap into a deep source of self-love. Now you can fearlessly dream big and be able to manifest your greatest possibilities!
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Wow! Saturn, your ruling planet, moves into your sign for 2 1/2 years! It has a 30 year orbit, so it’s a significant time for you. Ponder your values and write then down. Focus on your integrity. Meditate on the courage to act from your values, staying centered in your personal power. Confront and release fears. Break the habit of worry and negativity. You’ll accomplish goals, have success in career, feel self-love and have fulfilling relationships — but it all starts from knowing your center and sticking by your own truth!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
This is a great career month and you can get a new job or promotion. You can also feel renewed inspiration about your purpose in the world (your “spiritual career”!) Mercury retrograde helps you realign with goals, connect with friends and even jumpstart your ability to have fun! Saturn moves into Capricorn, so you can gain more commitment with meditation, and also find determination to resolve unconscious emotional patterns. You’ll feel centered and confident!
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Since Mercury is retrograde this month, it’s not the best time to make decisions, especially about job issues. It is a good time to get clear about what you want and what’s most important to you. (Being a Pisces it’s too easy to get caught up in other people’s ideas.) Being excited and optimistic when you imagine a future scenario is a good way to “try out” the potential choice. That way you’ll find an inner focus so the path to be on is clear, whether your concerns are about work or other matters.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Mercury retrograde helps quiet your mind so you’re centered under stress. Meditate daily, and also take deep breaths during the day as a “mini connection” with your wisdom. Saturn moving into Capricorn brings 2 1/2 years where your inner poise and external expertise create lots of work success! In relationships, you’ll feel balanced and less reactive, but still vibrant and passionate. If you feel edgy, ponder releasing your identity around fighting and struggling. Being in the flow doesn't make you wimpy, it makes life easier and more fun. Observe family patterns when you’re around them. Don’t judge, but see how you’ve shaped yourself around those “issues”.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Mercury retrograde can bring up old hurts around intimacy. Instead of arguing with your partner, or stewing over the past in your mind, meditate and allow the pain and disappointment to flow up and out, without attaching to it. This is like an emotional detox — flush it out and let it go. This opens the door for more trust, bonding and even more prosperity! As Saturn moves into Capricorn, dedicate yourself to a spiritual practice. Consistency brings amazing results!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Like your Taurus friends, you’re challenged to deepen your capacity for intimacy. Mercury retrograde can create misunderstandings that pit you against people. Meditate on how quickly you assume the worst and say things you later regret. Why do you get so defensive? Can you pause and ponder why you’re triggered? Meditating on being safe in the world opens doors to greater love. Your walls melt when exposed to the gentleness of your own contemplation (not judgement). You can also overcome compulsive issues around sex, spending and eating.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Saturn moving into Capricorn brings authenticity to relationships. If you feel distant from a longterm partner, meditate on what values brought you together and see if you can reconnect from that level. Let go of little issues that distract you from love. If single, you’ll find new strength in yourself that helps you feel positive about finding a soulmate. Also, taking care of your health, especially with eating or stress reduction, gives more energy to bond with others and to feel happy!
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
Saturn moving into Capricorn for 2 1/2 years asks you to be aware of emotions impacting your health. Observe your automatic reactions to stress. Later, while in meditation, replay the scenario and ask yourself, “How else is it possible to respond?” Relive it in your mind being “the new you”. You’ll see quick improvements with physical issues, as well as in relationships with co-workers, romantic partners and your children. You’ll also re-connect with your ability to have fun and thoroughly enjoy life!
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Meditate on being kind to yourself. Throughout the day, observe your inner dialog. If you’re like most Virgos, you are a “mean girl” to yourself and tormented with endless critical thoughts! This habit isolates you and makes you feel unworthy of love. Create a habit of gentleness and compassion when you realize you’re hurting yourself. Don’t buy into the belief that you’re helping yourself grow by relentlessly critiquing everything you do, say, feel and think. Just be present and enjoy life. You’ll feel “more perfect” than if you “improve yourself”!
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
December is a great money month! You’ll feel confident and prosperous. Mercury retrograde helps you find peace within holiday chaos. You’re able to quiet your mind more easily than normal. When you’re around family, you can clearly see dysfunctional dynamics in yourself and others without judging or feeling thrown off. You’ll feel compassionate, but at the same time be in touch with intuitive solutions, so you’re not just putting up with patterns.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Energetic, sexy, confident Mars moves into your sign for a two month stay, so enjoy! You can get clear about changes you want to make in terms of relationships, career, or self-improvement. With Saturn’s move into Capricorn for 2 1/2 years, you’ll stay focused well into the future. Mercury is retrograde this month, and this opens a door for more prosperity. Meditate on removing blocks to abundance, and let it all roll in!
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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