By Aluna Michaels
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Happy birthday Sagittarius! Mercury moves direct and shifts into your sign. It’s great for focusing on passions, imagining dreams, setting goals, and taking action to make everything reality! The New Moon helps you be eager, and also to prioritize your first steps. Stay organized; do first things first, and watch results blossom! This can be in work, relationships, or any area. Pay close attention to dreams for guidance. Let meditation open your mind as wide as possible so you’re able to perceive your unlimited divine good!
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
You don’t have to do everything on your own, Capricorn! You are a loved and valuable part of the Universe and can ask for help and favors. Meditate on receiving goodness into your life, just because you exist. See love filling your head and joy filling your mind. Visualize financial abundance, good health, harmonious relationships, or inner spiritual peace. This month’s New Moon is a bit bumpy, so be kind and gentle with yourself. Observe how you pick on yourself and just cut yourself some slack!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
It’s an amazing career month! You can get a fulfilling new position or assignment. You can work with a colleague who becomes a true friend. Spiritually, you could achieve a goal you thought was out of reach. Meditations deepen. You’ll overcome an old emotional pattern that interferes with serenity. You’re able “walk your talk” better. You’ll also be an inspiration to others, both at work and in your life in general. Lots of family healing is evident during holiday gatherings!
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Like Aquarian pals, it’s a great career time! Beware of coming on too strong, or even getting anxious about these shifts. Mars makes you confident but can become a “fight or flight” response. Center yourself with meditation, knowing you deserve you abundance and can handle any work challenges with poise. Dealing with family poses similar issues of balance. Even if you know you’re right, decide whether it’s worth a confrontation. Take a breath and see if the person is open for gentle advice. If not, just surround them in love, while maintaining healthy boundaries!
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
As emotions intensify in relationships, beware of starting arguments. It’s an unconscious way to create breathing space. Instead, be aware and honest, taking time for quiet reflection. Meditate on feelings of vulnerability and allow them to flow over you like a wave. You’ll feel stronger, more loving and trusting. Remember that with growth there’s risk. With Mercury turning direct, you might want to delve into spiritual study like yoga, creative manifestation prayer work or a new form of meditation. If you feel bored, push ahead anyways since an inspiring breakthrough is right on the other side!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Healing happens in relationships. Meditate to forgive old hurts so you’re open to new love. Current partnerships also feel renewed because of your release work. Communication will be profound, bonding and inspiring! Connect with a trusted friend about how you might mismanage money when you’re emotionally frustrated. Just being transparent about this hidden issue can cure it. During holidays, you can heal awkward family bonds so things feel “normal” again!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
It’s a month of balancing work and relationships. During such a busy time, be sure to continue self-care. Eat well. Rest. Meditate and breathe! Geminis can get high on activity, then suddenly become overloaded and crash. Be kind to those close to you, since the New Moon can make you snippy. On a positive note, you can get a great new job or project that inspires and excites you. Again, keep breathing! Treat yourself to massage or other bodywork. Yoga will be especially soothing, so try even five minutes a day!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
It’s a great relationship month! You can start a new loving connection, or heal a current one. Bonds with kids get better, and you’ll have surprising closeness with extended family. Make sure to curtail your obsessive caretaking for holidays (or ANY day!). The New Moon squaring edgy Mars can make you feel unappreciated. If you feel that way, check if you’re doing too much. People love you for who you are, not for what you do, sweet Cancerian friends! Likewise, love yourself for simply being you!
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
This month brings deeper trust and intimacy in your closest relationships. First, however, you’ll need to meditate or reflect on roots of abandonment and rejection fears. When you’re defensive or edgy, pause and see from where your reaction is arising. Imagine your ego melting away as it is compassionately and lovingly held by your heart. Even longstanding childhood issues can heal. Also, money breakthroughs happen as you have conscious awareness about old patterns and triumph over those as well!
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Venus, the planet of love and harmony, blesses and soothes your mind this month. Practice thoughts of gratitude and compassion. Of course, family dynamics can be triggering, so holiday gatherings will be abundant with “spiritual growth opportunities" that test the level of kindness in your mind! (You normally don’t say your critical thoughts aloud!) More importantly, be sweet to yourself. Constant critiques are not “self-improvement”, they are self-attacks! Be self-accepting no matter how justified it feels to pick at your “flaws”. What a great holiday gift to give to wonderful you!
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Meditate on your beauty, both inner and outer. You’re very hard on yourself about appearance and body image issues. Practice saying kind things to your body. This can help prevent overeating during holidays. Don’t abuse yourself in the name of “fun” while thinking January will bring discipline and deprivation. Also, dwell on your innate kindness. Feeling self-love helps you forgive others for their “issues”. Also, you can have quite an abundant financial month!
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Venus, the planet of love, moves back into your sign after being retrograde! You’ll have renewed confidence in relationships, finances and your creativity. Meditate on what a good friend you are. Do you know how valuable you are to others?! Sometimes, however, when connections deepen, you cause disruption by arguing. Observe yourself if you feel restless or irritated. Take a breath and admit your vulnerability to your loved one. You’ll be amazed at the healing that occurs within yourself and between the two of you!
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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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