By Aluna Michaels, M.A.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Happy birthday Capricorn! Mars finally moves into Taurus, revitalizing your romantic life, creativity, and sense of fun! You often like to play it safe, but meditate on your deepest desires and ask your soul for ways to take calculated risks. You deserve fulfillment! New relationships begin now. More importantly, start a new, loving relationship with yourself! Use affirmations and take a stand against negative thoughts!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Meditate on patience. Your needs will be met. You will have success in areas in which you’ve been struggling. But this is a month of fits and starts. Breathe through the herky-jerky energy, knowing you’re on the right path. Allow yourself to be adaptable. Needing flexibility doesn’t mean you’re a screw-up, so you can drop your defenses. Focusing on deep breathing and yoga to allow for a calm mind, better sleep, and will really help! Also, a love from the past can reappear.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Mars finally changes signs, causing a burst of confidence and positivity! Work with empowering affirmations. You can make the “impossible” possible right now! However, Mars can also bring a rush of anger and frustration. Meditate and let trapped energy rise up from hidden places in your body. Allow yourself to feel “unspiritual” emotions. Write about your feelings. If you need to confront others, you’ll then be able to express yourself in a balanced way that sets boundaries and paves a good future. Also, practice self-forgiveness!
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
This is an awesome money month! Mars moves into abundant Taurus and blends with ingenious Uranus, helping make miracles happen! Read books on the spirituality of money. Look into new career options. Take a step toward an entrepreneurial dream. If you have body image issues, take a new approach. Begin appreciating the genius of your physical form. Praising your cells can revolutionize even decades-old patterns of limited health!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Energetic, courageous Mars is in your sign, bringing you enthusiasm and confidence! It’s a great time to make bold decisions. You can start a passionate new relationship. You can take exciting steps toward an awesome career. You can also shake off many negative internal messages you’ve carried around for years, especially with issues of eating or general inferiority. You’re the queen/king of your own inner dominion! Embrace your vital spiritual power and live from that space!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
It’s time to clean out your subconscious. Meditate to release negative things that have happened over the past two years (a Mars cycle). What has made you frustrated or angry? What is unfulfilled? What fears or limiting beliefs have you constructed from these issues? You’ll notice that your intimate relationships deepen and you’re more able to trust. There will also be more sexiness! Financial breakthroughs also abound! If having insomnia, practice yoga or deep breathing before bed.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
These challenging times can get you down when you see people acting out of integrity. In order to not feel victimized and emotionally stranded, live boldly from your own values! Surround yourself with people who share your ethics and interests. You could even start a virtual meditation group. You can begin a new relationship, or a current bond becomes more loving since you’re living fully from your heart. Another pick-me-up is to try a new hobby to get a fresh outlook on life!
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
This is a major career month! Changes you’ve been waiting for even since June can materialize. Your creative solutions can be recognized. You can have an unexpected promotion or bonus! You’ll feel work situations are less stressful overall, and you can maybe bond deeper with someone there who becomes a true friend. Even though it’s the height of winter, you’ll feel cheery and optimistic. Meditation gets you in touch with your personal spiritual power!
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
The New Year is a great time to renew your spiritual disciplines. Start a yoga practice. Write a gratitude list each day. Meditate and don’t criticize yourself if you don’t “do it perfectly”. In fact, make being kind to yourself your top spiritual step! You can start a new relationship, or a current one gets better. If you’ve had issues with children, you’ll find easy and effective solutions to smooth out those challenges.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
With Mars finally moving into Taurus and Uranus moving direct, you’ll have a wonderful burst of energy. You can experience more optimism. You can have increased prosperity. You can feel sexier. You can be able to tackle inner “issues” that have previously felt daunting. This inner strength also empowers the people around you. Meditate on self-forgiveness, since this is the proper timing to make these changes. Last year was one of healing. This year is one of powerful shifts, so you haven't “wasted time”.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
This is a breakthrough relationship month! You can attract a completely new type of partner who really resonates with you! You can also heal in surprising ways with a current person. If it’s actually time to leave a situation, be clear but gentle. Working with affirmations is very powerful now and keeps you from being cynical. There are actually great people out there who want to love you!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
This is a great breakthrough time with work and money! You might have been waiting since June or so for things to happen. Keeping up with meditations of abundance will allow even more to flow in. Also, try new approaches to your health. Veganism, paleo diet, yoga, qigong, cool forms of bodywork, even changing your awareness of your breath. So many ways to empower yourself!
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 www.alunamichaels.com