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By Aluna Michaels
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
Happy birthday Virgo! Your year starts powerfully as energetic Mars moves into your sign. Examine your values and form goals that align with your authentic self. Then take action steps toward those goals, no matter how small the steps are. Self-esteem will skyrocket! You’ll also be a magnet for prosperity, and even a new relationship if single. Begin a fitness plan, knowing that a healthy body supports your new level of confidence and enhances emotional wellness.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Meditate on forgiveness. Certainly forgive others, but most importantly, forgive yourself. Cultivate self-compassion. This isn’t feeling sorry for yourself, but giving yourself unconditional love. Your intuition will provide answers to problems you’ve been struggling with. You can even get guidance from your dreams. Search your mind and heart for old resentments and frustrations you’ve had for the past two years (a Mars cycle) and let it all go so you can open to new love, peace and joy!
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21)
Like Virgo friends, meditate on your values and goals. Do your friends share your dreams and passions? Do your daily activities support progress toward your goals? Scorpios find it easy to isolate, so it’s important to seek out a group of people who align with your vision and validate your world view. You might even open up to current acquaintances and begin a deeper friendship when you realize you have so much in common. People are more interesting than you give them credit for!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
This is an exciting work month! Now that Mercury is direct, seeds you planted in July or August can sprout in terms of hearing about new positions or projects. You’ll be more focused and enthusiastic. Meditate on speaking thoughts of love. Remember that other people might need ideas to come at them gently, since they might be afraid of change. You’ll experience less resistance to your excitement. Also, incorporate movement into your meditation practice — yoga, tai chi, walking, etc.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Revitalize your spiritual practices! Explore new meditation cds. You can also try walking meditations, qigong shaking, chanting, or vigorous yoga. Making a radical change helps you access your intuition in new ways. It’s also a great month to travel. Seeing life from a fresh perspective lifts your spirits and opens your heart to joy. Challenge yourself with affirmations. Repeat them and explore the resistance that arises. Continue on until you feel the statements to be true! Also, open your ears to hear positive things people say about you, because those things are true!!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
It’s a lifelong process to move toward interdependence, and away from “independence at all costs”. Meditating on trust releases past disappointments and betrayals. Drop the story that you have to be a “lone wolf”, even in close partnerships. Challenge yourself to open to the belief that you can blend with others without losing your individuality. Relationships that feel emotionally “triggering” right now are actually inviting you to grow beyond your limiting thoughts. Stick with them, stay conscious and break through!
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20)
It’s an amazing relationship month! Meditate on your needs and write a list of your priorities and goals. If partnered, you can have breakthroughs that set things on a new fulfilling course. If single, you can attract a person who aligns with the standards you’ve been focusing on. Also practice self-forgiveness and send yourself love. Even if it seems goofy, touch your hand to your heart a few times a day and just breathe in the kindness you offer yourself. Having a good relationship with you improves connections with others!
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
It’s not your strong suit, but cultivate patience! Small efforts yield major changes. Chew slower when eating. Breathe deeply when you’re tense, or even when excited. Plan time for stress reduction, like a yoga class or a massage appointment. Interestingly, you’ll notice more prosperity if you’re consistent with these changes. You’ll also get more done in less time — and with less stress and effort! A cool work project can be offered that you feel enthusiastic about, and have been waiting awhile for it manifest.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Have as much fun as possible this month! Mercury direct helps you tune into your passions. Make it your spiritual step to focus on joy, gratitude and playfulness! Even simple pleasures open a doorway to incredible mystical experiences. That’s part of your divine path as a Taurus, to feel the magic in the here and now. If you need to have important conversations with kids or your partner, you’ll have the exact words that illuminate and inspire them. If single, you can meet an exciting new love!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Mercury has moved direct, clearing up misunderstandings with family or other close people. Meditation reveals subconscious childhood triggers or other old emotional patterns that hold you back. Once you grasp the ins and outs of the pattern, notice when you’re going into it and say “Change!” to yourself. Alerting yourself in this way helps you move in new, positive directions of thought and belief that lead to better actions and a happier life! You can also have an job offer from out of the blue since someone is impressed with your capabilities.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Mercury is direct now, so you can think clearly and make good decisions. Set limits (kindly, but strongly) with people who take advantage of your helpful spirit. You’ll feel less angry, and you can use that energy to manifest goals instead of just grumble to yourself! It’s a powerful time for affirmations, so choose some and use them! Meditate and tune into the feeling of really living from your chosen truth. Sustain that inner vision all day long. You’ll gain more respect from others and your self-esteem will grow.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
This is an awesome prosperity month! Meditate on abundance. Remember that there is unlimited energy in the Universe, and money is merely a form of energy. What you focus on expands, so watch finances increase, and be aware of inspiring ideas that can lead to even more money! Also, if partnered, incorporate physical activity together so communication improves. Releasing tension by being active dispels the tensions that could become arguments.
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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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