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By Aluna Michaels
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Happy birthday Gemini! Mars and Neptune turn retrograde, creating a wonderful opportunity to connect with your spirituality and intuition these next four months. Meditation may bore you, but give it a try! Rather than getting frustrated about constant thoughts, focus on your heart. Recall feelings of love and appreciation. Let joy wash over and fill you. You’ll notice less struggles in relationships, and better career focus. Seek out a sense of God that feels nurturing and meaningful to you. Your confidence and happiness will raise to an all-time high!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Mars retrograde is designed for you to let go of old resentments that simmer in your subconscious and block the flow of love. Meditate on the balance between forgiveness (that frees your emotions and body from self-created poison) and healthy boundaries (which emerge from self-love and self-respect). Releasing the memories of wounds won’t make you a victim in the future. Instead, you’ll be a wise guardian of your open heart. You’ll also have major prosperity breakthroughs. Treat yourself to extra yoga classes, a spiritual retreat, or just more quiet reflective time each day. You’re worth it!
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
June begins a four month transformation in relationships. Meditate on how you behave and react with others. Observe things clearly. Ask for guidance in dreams. Ponder your past situations and even how your parents interacted. If you need to make changes, you’ll know how to handle it in the early autumn. More than likely, there’ll be a re-vitalization in all your bonds as you tap into more self-love. With your heart open to trust and a greater capacity for intimacy, things will shift in positive and exciting ways!
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Do you hold yourself or your romantic partner to impossibly high standards? Neptune moving retrograde wants you to meditate on true unconditional love. You’ll be guided how to make gentle, yet profound improvements in yourself — without self-torment! You’ll also be able to set firm limits with others if need be. You’ll be clear if a relationship has potential and if the energy is there to unfold that potential. Don’t make sudden career changes. Contemplate what type of situation would be better for you. Late summer is a better time to change jobs or speak up to make changes in your existing job.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
You’re so focused on others, so it’s often tough to know what you want. As Mars moves retrograde, bring your real self to relationships. Meditate on your heart, feeling what you love about life, and what you have to offer the world. Fall in love with amazing you!! You’ll have immediate harmony in your partnerships. If single, you’ll attract a vital person who’s aligned your values. Stand up for yourself if need be, being gentle yet firm. Instead of fights, there will be peace! Also, connect with old friends and nurture those connections too. Physical concerns due to the stress clear up, especially eating or sleeping issues.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Having job struggles? Meditate on family-of-origin issues. Could anything be re-playing with authorities at work? Also ponder inherited beliefs that working is a ball-and-chain. What if you believed it was energizing and fun? Even in personal matters, you might be addicted to the hormones of stress. It can feel strange to have no problems, complaints or worries. What brought you joy as a kid. Sports? Art? Dance? Music? Pets? Nourish your inner innocence with childhood “nutrients”. You’ll balance your nervous system and soothe your soul. Solutions to problems can come “out of nowhere”, but actually your “sacred playtime” created an avenue for them to flow in!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Words and thoughts are powerful. Mars starts a four month cycle that brings insights about your mind. Observe your beliefs and dare to wonder if they’re actually true. Are they your “personal gospel” because you’ve held them for so long? Or that your parents believed them? Or that society believes them? Write things down to examine them clearly. In meditation explore what life would feel like to live from more empowered concepts. Also, forgive and heal relationships that will be “resurrected” by the power of love and new perspectives.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
You have amazing money-making potential! You’ll gain more power by blending your spirit into your business mind. Explore ideas about the spirituality of money and prosperity. Meditation sharpens your intuition about financial issues. Also focus on self-forgiveness. See yourself as an amazing soul who’s bravely advancing through life, learning the whole way. This self-directed kindness opens doors to deep connection in relationships. Relieving yourself of the burden of perfectionism makes you truly present and available for love!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
Mars retrogrades in your sign, starting a four month journey to discover internal power, courage and integrity. One of the biggest areas is fear of intimacy. You might have abandonment anxiety, or fear of engulfment. Meditate on gently retaining individuality while being in a partnership or group. These huge strides improve all relationships incredibly. Also find ways to soothe your nervous system, whether that means overthinking, insomnia or even panic attacks. You could find nutritional supplements that help. You’ll uncover core thoughts and “unwire” them through observation of your patterns. Your brain is sometimes not your friend, so practice delving into the wisdom of your heart.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
With Mars retrograde, meditate to reveal hidden sources of rage or helplessness. It’s a delicate balance between claiming you’ve been hurt by other and being a victim. Practice forgiveness, remembering you’re validating the experience, but eliminating the internal poison that’s hurting you. Heal low energy with massage, yoga or cleaner eating. Anything that reduces stress makes a difference. Focusing on self-care before you feel run-down isn’t selfish, it’s self-loving — and is an example to others in your life. Also, have fun with friends to feel the healing power of playfulness!
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
You can be pulled between your relationship and your friendships or hobbies. It might seem you can’t be happy in the relationship until you give up certain people or fun activities — but then you won’t be happy either! Your partner is just craving quality time with you. Be fully present when you’re together. In general, notice how often you’re in one place doing one thing, but in your head, you’re somewhere else. Your loved one’s desires are pressing you to address this anxiety pattern. If single, meditate to examine the belief you’ll lose freedom of choice if you’re in love.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
If you’re having work issues, don’t make sudden changes if you don’t have to. Meditate on career goals as well as the standards you want in a job. Be patient and see what unfolds throughout the summer. An amazing opportunity could come up. In the meantime, practice feeling what it will be like to have peace in this area. This magnetizes new options to you, and you’ll recognize which one feels the most “familiar”. De-clutter your him so you’re comfortable and have pleasant surroundings. Too much junk causes stress. You deserve serenity!
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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