By Aluna Michaels, M.A.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Happy birthday Aquarius! So many planets are in your sign, so this’ll be a great month in many ways. Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn combine to bring rewards for hard work, so you can have a promotion or a financial breakthrough! The planets also bring results of good karma as well as your strong faith. You’ve been so emotionally supportive of others. You’ll notice improvements in romantic relationships, your mood, and your vitality. You deserve all the blessings you’re receiving!
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
As Mercury turns retrograde, be aware of how your imagination affects your mood. In a positive way, you can creatively visualize events and even bring them to manifestation. But on the other hand, you can imagine negative scenarios and then worry about them. Remember that you are always in charge of your mind, even when it seems that you’re not! Take charge and redirect your thoughts to more grounded ideas that soothe, comfort, and inspire you.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
It’s a great month to revitalize friendships! Connect with inspiring people who want New Year’s resolutions to actually become concrete goals. Perhaps you can touch base each week to keep accountable together. You can also find creative ways to make money from your hobbies or passions. Take the time to meditate, even if it is for a few focused, centered breaths. Don’t torment yourself with the idea of long bouts of sitting if it doesn’t resonate with you!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Challenge yourself to set goals that seem “impossible”! Whether in work, relationships, physical fitness, or personal growth, you can tap into a sense of power and confidence you don’t usually have. The truth is, you undervalue your capabilities in many areas. Meditate to feel what it’s like to accomplish your vision. Return to that feeling throughout the day to keep it vital. Next month you’ll see amazing signs of progress, so be patient, gentle, and don’t give up!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
The stellium of Aquarius planets this month inspires your spirituality. Try new forms of meditation, yoga, or chanting. You can also be excited by day trips or other fun things. The idea is to be open and playful in your imagination so your spirit can expand and you can feel joy! If you’ve been having trouble sleeping try slow deep breathing before bed. It’s especially great to do alternate nostril breathing. This practice balances both sides of your brain soothes your nervous system and opens your intuition. Repeating a gentle word in your mind like “love” or “peace” will also work wonders.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Mercury is retrograde this month, asking you to practice forgiveness. Unconscious (or conscious) resentment depletes your creativity, vitality, and even prosperity! Venus, the planet of love, joins with Mercury, so focus on thoughts of general kindness. You can retain healthy boundaries with others while allowing love to cleanse your own heart and soothe your energy. When you are tuned in to love, you can make choices that create safety for yourself as well as empowerment.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
The cluster of planets in Aquarius brings more connection in your marriage or partnership! If single, you’ll find people are magnetically drawn to you (even if think you’re not looking up to your Leo standards)! Your energy is bright and sparkly, so be ready for the attention. You can have unexpected breakthroughs at work, like a new job offer or a promotion. Meditation helps you solve problems ingeniously, whether about work or family.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Don’t let New year’s resolutions of good eating and stress reduction fade away! Be gentle with yourself and allow for treats, but realize how much more balanced you feel when having wholesome foods. Be sure you’re making yourself important enough to make time each day for meditation, yoga, enjoyable hobbies as well as bonding time with loved ones. It’s so crucial to also have fun! See your enjoyment as a spiritual practice in and of itself!
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
It’s a super relationship month! If single, you can start a delightful and powerful new bond. If already partnered, you’ll have a “second honeymoon”. You’ll be feeling extra sexy and your capacity for intimacy and trust awaken in a deep way. Your heart chakra is open and clear, so allow love to flourish! You’ll also remove any prosperity blocks and be surprised how easy it is to manifest abundance. Keep all the channels open by meditating on your divine right to have this level of fulfillment!
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
This month’s Mercury retrograde digs up past emotional issues and resolves them. In your meditations, let old stuff bubble up to be released. Don’t judge yourself for not being totally “zen”. You’ll feel so much more clear and energized after the emotions pass through. If partnered, your may connection need an overhaul. Let negative patterns die and be bold about trying new ways of relating. If single, you can meet an awesome new person who might not be “your type”. Stay open to possibilities!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
I know it’s hard to meditate, but try sitting and breathing. The planets this month want you to see how easily you get distracted from your center and away from your heart. Give yourself the gift of being attentive to your inner world each day. Just devote even five minutes and you’ll see a big change in chronic restlessness. You’ll feel clear, decisive and it’ll also be easier to be organized. Let go of the intimidating meditation label and just call it being present.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
This is a great prosperity year for you in general, but this month is especially awesome! Meditate on abundance, including what can be blocking the flow. You can end up releasing old programming from family, society, even past lives! As a spiritual step, treat yourself to something “extravagant” or “unnecessary”. Receive this gift from yourself with grace, as a symbol of being open to the divine good that the Universe has in store for you!
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