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By Aluna Michaels
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Happy birthday, Scorpio! Mercury is retrograde in your sign, which is better than it sounds! You can free yourself from negative patterns of self-talk. Meditate to see yourself with compassion. Practice thinking kindly toward yourself. You can also release resentments from the past two years. Now your heart is healed toward others, and you can draw new friends as well as new business or love partnerships! Also, doors to prosperity fling open since your “heart-wall” is healed, so it’s safe to receive!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Venus is in your sign, opening you to love! Relationships improve, and if single, you can meet a new partner! Practice affirmations about self-appreciation so you keep the positive energy going. Make a little mantra you can repeat throughout the day. Mercury retrograde asks you to meditate more, even if just 10 minutes a day. You’ll have great insights about money or work issues. You can also get divine ideas to heal communication blocks with family.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Mercury retrograde stirs up family issues. You’ll need meditation each day to stay centered. When anyone starts in with “zingers” to make you blow up, ask your inner guidance to shed compassionate light on what this person’s need truly is. You’ll be surprised how taking a moment to respond after a few deep breaths and speaking in a soft tone can melt ice between the two of you, no matter how ancient. In other news, you could reconnect with an old love. Also, make sure to do fun things that you’ve been putting off!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Meditation reveals ingenious ways to improve career and finances as Mercury is retrograde! Also work with abundance affirmations. One of November’s snags can be feeling irritated from past issues. A current partner suddenly reminds you of an ex, and you react badly. Or you might sleep poorly because you’re replaying old problems in your head. Try to surrender these bits of anger as they arise. Maybe make a “God box.” Let the Universe resolve the issues. Late this month, amazing insights will come into your mind that help you see things in a more balanced way.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
Neptune, your ruling planet, moves directly, helping you see things clearly in regards to self-esteem, relationships and talents. It retrograded in June, so your perspective may have been skewed for awhile! It’s also time to re-orient your spiritual path. You can re-dedicate yourself to yoga. You might try a new form of meditation. Why not delve into art as a way to reveal your inner world? Observe yourself about money when with friends. Don’t get pressured into spending. You might even ask yourself if these peoples’ values conflict with yours, and maybe they really aren’t friends after all! Make room for supportive people who are aligned with you.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
This month’s Mercury retrograde is all about healing betrayals and building trust. Look at how you might have been over-eager to think someone is someone they aren’t. The truth is coming out and doesn’t match your image of them. Forgive yourself for your misinterpretation based on enthusiasm. See if you can start again with a balanced assessment of what they have to offer you. This can mean work situations, not just romantic partnerships. Take stock of your needs and present them clearly to rebuild common ground.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Your values are so important to you! Mercury, the planet of communication, is retrograde. Neptune, the planet of denial, is moving forward. Like Aries pals, you’re examining people in your life to see if they match your ethics. If starting a new relationship, ask pertinent questions. Current partnerships can deepen because you’re seeing there’s more to them! New work offers can come that treat you with greater respect. Practicing gratitude reveals inner guidance and calmness. It also opens doors for prosperity!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
If you’re having work issues, don't push for clarity. It’s better to meditate to gain inner vision on your needs. Try to observe the dynamics going on so you gain more insight. Trust that if things feel weird, they’re probably weird! After Thanksgiving, you’ll be less reactive and be able to approach the right people at the right time with the right approach. If single, you can meet a lovely new partner, or a current partnership deepens since they can offer support at this time.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Relationships expand for you when there’s enough trust. Please bring spirituality into all of your connections, so you can open further! This can mean meditating with your partner, friends, or family members. You can practice deep breathing at work to relieve stress and to bring more human kindness to others in your surroundings. Explore methods of forgiveness, especially for family of origin issues. The results will be radiant health, financial breakthroughs, and better communication with loved ones.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
This month’s Mercury retrograde can make you especially edgy! Be careful not to jump to conclusions, starting unnecessary arguments. Think back about ways you ate or cared for yourself in the past that made you feel really good. Maybe you’ll go back to a gluten-free diet, start those Chinese herbs again, or return to a yoga practice. Also forgive yourself for old patterns that can be recurring. Instead of thinking that you’re not making headway, look at it as a deeper level of the issue is available for healing now. Reconnect with friends who inspire and soothe you, and soak in their love!
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
It’s a constant practice to forgive yourself for your “flaws” and to be alert to self-critical thoughts. During this month’s Mercury retrograde, meditate on how toxic thoughts bring you down. You wouldn’t knowingly eat rat poison, right? Think of your negative thought habits as the same thing! Also, your intuition gives solutions to money issues that can be affecting your partnership or your relationship with children or parents. Wait until later in November to reveal your ideas, when communication is easier.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Mars is still in your sign, boosting confidence and self-esteem. During meditation you could face deep fears and heal old childhood wounds. Allow emotions to rise up, breathe into them, and then let them wash over you to be released. The most challenging issue for Libra is rejection. Heal that pain, but also give equal meditation time to soak in love from those who treasure you. Think of longtime friends, parents, siblings, cousins, colleagues, even pets! Also cultivate a sense of being held in the arms of divine love. You’ll be soothed and empowered to move in new, exciting directions that lead to fulfillment!
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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