By Aluna Michaels
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Happy birthday, Taurus! With so many planets turning retrograde, this month will be peaceful and thoughtful for you. Meditate on what you really want in life, be it material items, work accomplishments, relationship improvements, or spiritual goals. Then make a list of actual tiny actions you can take each day that will directly lead to their fulfillment. Slow and steady will bring awesome results by September or sooner! Also, seek out friends who are active if you’ve been sluggish during this past winter/quarantine!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Please watch your self-talk and vow to no longer say mean things to yourself! Venus, the planet of love and appreciation, is retrograding in your sign. Make it your spiritual practice to be kind and compassionate to yourself no matter how entrenched this nasty habit may be. You’ll notice your skin gets more radiant; your mood will brighten; your prosperity will even increase! Tell trusted friends and family what you’re doing so they can keep you accountable.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Meditate to release old hurts in relationships. This means in current partnerships as well as in previous connections. Ponder your parents, and how you’ve been “imprinted” by events from childhood. It’s a powerful time when you can “rewire” yourself to change the way you feel as you relate to others, and even shift the “frequency signal” you send out. You’ll attract people better suited for the “new you” that you’re creating by understanding your subconscious programming. You’ll even open doors for more prosperity!
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
You have such a big, generous heart! Meditate on your friendships and partnerships to see if your giving nature is being reflected to you. If you feel taken advantage of, or even think you’re in a co-dependent type situation, create healthy boundaries and stick with them. (This goes for work situations as well.) If single, you can meet a sexy new person who understands the sacredness of connection. Reconnect with old friends for whom you’ve been “too busy.” You’ll realize how vital they are!
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
This month meditate on boundaries and safety. Ponder your immune system, how it keeps you protected from all sorts of invaders and germs. Chinese medicine describes the “wei qi” field, which is a vital force of energy that protects the body. Think of the strength of your spiritual energy or think of angels protecting you. Feeling safe physically helps you be calmer in your mind about work stress and emotional issues. You can better tap inner resources for solutions! Relationships will be smoother, work problems resolved, and even money will flow better!
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Fall in love with your spiritual practices. If you’re doing them out of duty, find new techniques you are drawn to at this time. What would you look forward to? Perhaps walking in nature is your new meditation. Or listening to music that moves your spirit and even dancing to it as well. You’ll reconnect with a level of passion within that you haven’t felt for quite a while! Work will be busy, so tap into your intuition to help you. It will be strengthened by your new spiritual “playtime.” (Spiritual discipline sounds too dreary, doesn’t it?!)
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Trust your instincts! Your intuition is especially deep right now. Meditation can give internal guidance regarding finances and investments. You can also have profound awareness about your blocks to intimacy that inhibit closeness in general, as well as patterns that exist in current partnerships that inhibit further trust. Open to love and let it heal your heart, no matter how many challenges you’ve faced! Even childhood wounds that have defined you can be healed, and your brain and heart can be rewired for safety and trust.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
With both Venus and Jupiter turning retrograde, it’s time to examine spending patterns. Both are abundance planets, so bringing awareness to money “issues” creates a flow for the rest of the year! Do you shop in unconscious ways? Do you have limiting beliefs about finances? Meditate on prosperity and read about spirituality and money. Create a budget that also allows for fun. If partnered, this’ll take a big burden off the relationship. And if single, examine limiting beliefs about partnering that may block love.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Be patient, since it may look like you’re not meeting your goals, but you’re laying the groundwork for abundance and success! Stay positive with affirmations. Meditate on future visions that empower and inspire you. Beware of being overly humble or flat-out insulting yourself about your talents, looks, or personality. Stick with friends who remind you of your awesomeness. Challenge your inner critic and tell it to take a hike!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Saturn turns retrograde in your sign, asking you to meditate on your priorities. Make a list of the goals you want to pursue. Write down clear, simple steps you can take daily to move toward success, slowly but surely! Small victories build confidence and inspire you to keep going. Stay connected to your spiritual guides, be they “energies” you feel around you, or people in your world who believe in your future. A new love relationship can start that grows slowly and surprises you with a passionate bond that unfolds over the next few months. Or a current partnership that has seemed ho-hum lately can re-awaken!
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Energetic Mars moves into your sign until July giving lots of motivation for formulating goals and taking steps to manifest them! Meditation shows you how forgotten dreams can come to life now, since the timing is right. De-clutter your home and workspace so it also de-clutters your mind! You’ll feel clear and focused. Also, create a sacred space for contemplation and revitalization.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Meditate to release old resentments — with others and with yourself too! As you make space in your heart and mind, work and personal success that seem to have been held away from you will start flowing toward you! Go “back to basics” in your spiritual practice with affirmations, deep breathing, simple yoga postures, and clean eating. You’ll have renewed mood and invigorated thoughts. Reach out to old friends and re-establish those loving bonds!
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