By Aluna Michaels, M.A.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Happy birthday Aquarius! As Mercury moves direct, your intuition is very strong. Trust your inner guidance, whether through dreams, meditation, or just hunches. You might have felt scrambled over the past few months, but now your mind is more clear and more focused. You’ll be more organized and able to achieve all sorts of goals, be they spiritual or material. You’ll feel like you can trust yourself and that you’re in touch with your core values!
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
If you’ve had confusion with friends lately, Mercury moving direct will bring clarity. You’ll be able to set healthy boundaries with others. You’ll also feel you can create a balanced schedule that helps you have time for both work and play. If you need to cut off from certain people or activities, you’ll have the inner conviction to do that. Also, your meditations will be deeper and you’ll feel safe in your inner sanctuary.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
So much power and clarity will happen in your work and career. This can be the culmination of a powerful project you’ve been working on for a while, and it brings amazing results! This can also be true for your spiritual or personal growth. Don’t give up! Reward yourself by having fun with like-minded people. Make the effort to spend time with them. Romantic partnerships become stronger as well. You deserve this level of connection!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Stick with your beliefs! Your intuition is very well attuned right now. Even if others don’t understand you, stay firm in your choices. Spiritual practices like yoga and meditation will be very fulfilling too. You'll have breakthroughs at work, where superiors can notice you. There can be a surprising promotion or bonus. You can also have deep forgiveness and healing about a family of origin issues. You’ll be able to breathe freely and feel a weight is off your shoulders!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Mercury moving forward helps you work on obsessive thinking. It’s important not to believe every thought you think! You might also delve into understanding the results of trauma on the nervous system so you can offer yourself compassion. On another level, meditation reveals deep intuitions and helps you believe your inner promptings. You can trust your heart and your gut! Relationships go through a strong healing phase. You’ll be better at setting boundaries and holding to them.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
You may have to confront people in your closest relationships. It’s a theme this month of deepening your intuition and increasing your trust in it. You can have heart-opening conversations that deepen the intimacy together. Also, make commitments to yourself regarding your spiritual practice. This can be a daily meditation time or a regular yoga practice. It can mean staying true to your beliefs and healing co-dependence. Include self-compassion affirmations and be gentle with yourself!
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
If you’ve had issues with work during last month’s Mercury retrograde, things will be clearing up! Perhaps more importantly, look at your stress reduction and self-care practices. Have you abandoned your meditation or yoga practice? Are you getting enough rest? Are you eating well? It’s time to re-commit to yourself! Relationships improve by setting healthier boundaries and being direct in terms of expectations.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Make sure romantic relationships don’t interfere with work or self-care. Don’t be shy about asserting that you need enough rest or healthy food. If you can’t be your real self around someone, or if they don’t support your lifestyle, that’s a red flag. Also, allow yourself to play and have fun! So often you make endless lists or excessive demands on your time. Play is sacred and heals your mind, heart, and soul! Recreation isn’t a luxury. Just like the word says, it helps you “re-create” your energy and joy!
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
It’s been a powerful Mercury retrograde and as it moves forward, you can have deep healing in long-held emotional patterns or trauma. It’s not about suppressing or ignoring issues, but working to re-shape your thoughts and brain. Look into books about neuroplasticity to gain control over your moods and thoughts, while also balancing with self-compassion. Relationships vastly improve with your ability to hold to your truth and to your boundaries.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
You can set many powerful goals! Meditate and get clear on what you truly desire. This can be regarding personal growth, career, health, or relationships. Imagine yourself attaining your dream, and be aware of the thoughts of resistance that spring up. Don’t shove them to the side. Hold these thoughts with compassion rather than anger, frustration, or shame. Healing your subconscious in this way opens your heart and mind to receive the manifestation of your goals!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Breakthroughs can happen in your finances! Meditation reveals the roots of self-sabotage or cognitive dissonance that bungles your flow of abundance. Keep centered on these insights all month, since it will take repeated inner confrontation to over-ride the old thoughts. It could even be an inter-generational piece, so be patient, yet persistent! Enlist the help of trusted friends, and maybe even a supportive sibling. Spend time with steady, reliable people to create a comforting sense of grounding!
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
It can be challenging being a Capricorn. You’ve got to make sure your friendships and partnerships as reciprocal. Examine interactions for imbalances where you support others, but don’t get support back. It’s been a powerful few months where you’ve been breaking these care-taking patterns. It’s vital you don’t feel “ripped off” in relationships! Also, create a financial budget that pays your bills and allows for savings, but has for a “fun money” fund as well!
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