Peace is the rallying call for our New Age; both on a global and personal level. Recognize that what you see expressed in your external world is a clear and accurate mirror of your internal state. There is simply no other place to go with this reflection so you might as well own it.
Then you can figure out what you need to be truly happy, and at peace. Mercury retrograde after the 20th can work in your favor as a quiet time and space to rework and refine a long held dream. Patience is the keyword, and persistence is the way.
Remain constant and steady, Taurus. Any disturbances coming your way are simply clever but unimportant diversions. You will encounter several bumps in the road now, but keep your eye on the prize. Your power mantra for August is: simple, sweet, and easy.
The real test of this month is not in how you respond to outlandish problems, it is how you maintain stability and achieve your long term goals. This is an opportune time to take a course and gain necessary new skills – the ones you have been thinking about for so long, but putting off doing.
Your ability to negotiate and compromise will be tested the month, Gemini. It feels like everybody is getting what they want, but you are the facilitator. The important question then becomes: ‘to what degree are you an enabler?’ The Full Moon of August 24th sheds a bright light on how other people see you.
Thinking about a career change? This is a prime time for launching a new craft to sustain your long voyages. Your thoughts are a deep as the ocean, and your desires are moving through you like waves; prepare for a high tide which will inspire a new era for your life.
Although your sign is one of a soft inside protected by a coat of armor, it’s now safe to let your guard down. Allow the energies of August 7th and 8th to penetrate you to the core. Cellular debris and memories can be swept away, and new imprints are calling for your acceptance.
The secret it that you must be open in a way that is uncomfortable; you just have to let go. And, the next part of this spiritual mystery is that you are so ready and able to take on this new level of vulnerability, because it is what will bring you to a point of great strength and power.
Happy Birthday, Leo! I predict a fortuitous year ahead filled with sunny days and true friends. Your energy is free and clear, and you move into a sense of security with your ‘tribe,’ those people who may not be blood relatives, but are so much like you.
The hold up in your efforts towards free flow will be in regards to financial affairs. It’s best to face that big hassle now rather than try to sweep it under the carpet. Work on a new presentation regarding previous challenges. Then, you can release the past in a way that it cannot ever return to haunt you.
Manifestation is sometimes easier said than done. Many of the self help gurus want to tell you how to do ‘it,’ yet they do not have mastery themselves. You are engaging a new era of personal power and creative ability.
Mercury is retrograde in your sign August 20 – Sept 13th – this is a long one, so remain strategic regarding your personal efforts. You may feel frustration regarding timing, and how to get your message across. Misunderstandings are not only possible, but likely. Use August to consolidate and refine; you are manifesting the base of your pyramid of power.
It seems as though the Universe wants you in a different space, and that heaven and earth will rearrange their natural order to accommodate the change. The ‘space’ might be in your inner realm – how you feel; or, it will be your actual residence.
The good news is that you know exactly what is going on; there are no more hidden agendas or long suffering silences. Meet any challenges head on and with the full energy of your vitality and essence. A secret admirer reveals his or her presence now, enjoy the attention, because every once in a while the real thing come along.
Use this month to synthesize your recent changes and take the opportunity to complete the crossword puzzle of recent months. Shift and flow with day to day events, and strive to make each day a radiant blossom.
Don’t allow events early in the month to distract you from living each day in the most peaceful and rich way that you can envision. Rather, enlarge your scope of what is possible for your life now. Even though it is mid- summer, do not waste the days in meaningless fluff; rather, take on a well defined project. Keep it light but stay focused, and your small gains grow into major strides.
Freedom and your ability to fulfill your passions is on the front burner now, Sag. At first the hooks felt like those on a cat’s tongue- manageable and soft. But the kitty has grown into a full sized lion. The New Moon of August 9th in Leo is the purr-fect time to release your inner cat.
You simply cannot pretend that you don’t care. The Full Moon of August 24th illuminates your core values; it’s time to open the door and shed light on all that you have held inside. Mercury retrograde after the 20th is working to share your private life with the public, anyway.
August is your month to move energy, Capricorn. If it’s fear that has been stalling your efforts, look it in the face and shift into high gear. You have a choice; move ahead like a funny car going in circles, or be a sleek drag racer ready to break records. The funny car is at risk of crashing into others; why not just take your place in the lineup of those moving towards a clear goal.
If it takes tunnel vision to find the light, put on your kaleidoscope glasses and focus on the prize. Perhaps it would be easier if you didn’t have to fulfill the process by taking action; but this is our lot as manifestors on earth. The best images are viewed in living color.
You may feel a strange detachment this month; it’s as if you were watching your life from a vantage point. Befriend this curious state of mind, because it can hold the key to your manifestation of something very real and long lasting.
It is sometimes difficult to maintain balance when walking on the high mountain divide; one side is in the shadow and the other is of the Light. The power you need lies within your body, not your mind. Turn and face the shadow; it will grant you passage. Aquarians know many things; but now you become wise by incorporating what other people can teach you.
Although your sign is often willing to ‘let go and let God’, this month you must step up to the altar of self determination; if you do not, somebody else will take it on and you may not like their choices. In fact, someone may sneak in the back door and try to claim your glory if you are not paying attention. This is something very dear that you have been working on for a long time!
There is also a financial opportunity coming into fruition; however, you must pay attention to every detail of any contract you sign. Best day to make this commitment is the 17th, before Mercury turns retrograde on the 20th.
The recent eclipses have been messing with your mind, Gemini. Or, should I say your finances? Just when you thought you had the game figured out, the rules change once again. Here is a hot astrological tip on where the answer lies; it’s in your creativity and your commitment to follow your passion.
But first you must slay a fierce fear mongering dragon; that nasty one which has dogged you for so long now. And, here is one more secret: the dragon is tamed by speaking its name. Develop a relationship with this fearsome creature, and it will present you with the keys to unlock your dreams. There is no looking back now, but to think that you ever could was just an illusion.
Fertile ground is where your garden grows best. Pay attention to the seeds you are planting and be clear on your methods of cultivation. The solar eclipse of July 11th asks you to have faith in the unknown. It also presents an opportunity to examine your life in terms of whom and what shows up. The question to ask is: ‘why did I create that?’ Otherwise, you end up pulling lots of weeds.
Venus is on your side this month as she glides through your money sector. A fine opportunity comes your way on the 13th. Seal the deal before the 23rd, but prepare for renegotiation by the 25th. Allow both business and personal partners to play their hand at this time. Hold your best cards in that secret garden and don’t reveal your buried treasure until you know the time is right.
Although it’s not always available to purchase, information is a valuable commodity. Knowledge is the key to understanding, and you can now cultivate the wisdom to resolve those tangled knots of micro data that have been so confusing. Oh, NOW you get the whole story! That’s better, right? At least you know what’s going on and can better figure out how to deal with it.
The New Moon of June 12th in your sign will assist you in fitting all of the puzzle pieces together. Some things simply have to change, and now is an opportune time to initiate a new plan. Although yours is generally considered a youthful sign, you may feel the weight of time and the burden of a shift in your long range plans.
And, a longing for your tribe may send you far from home before this year ends. Like your opposite sign Sagittarius, you are a seeker and now set to embark on a magical journey. Keep truth as your mainstay, and honor your thirst for divine inspiration.
Go forth and conquer, Leo. Mars is finally cooperating with your aspirations, and lord knows you have put in time on networking and laying a cornerstone for success. Now it’s time to go for the overview and think about long range plans. What is your next endeavor? In what way would you recreate the blueprint of your life plan? These are the questions, and the answers are forthcoming.
We are entering an era of new solutions to old problems. Some of you will make a sudden left turn and move abroad; others will journey to a different kind of fertile ground. Be prepared and mentally ready to take swift action when the time comes. I predict that you will receive a calling very soon and that there is really no good reason to delay acting upon your inspiration.
Your mind will balk at this idea, thinking it unruly and unrealistic. Instead of grandiose excuses what you need is a solid game plan. This is your magical month for inspiration, so open your heart to all it has to offer.
I have a feeling that yours will be one of the happiest Sun signs to experience Mercury regaining direct motion on the 11th. Thankfully he moves quickly past the shadow of his previous motion by the end of May and you can finally make some headway. In the meantime, use this month to reorganize your finances.
Careful examination will reveal a critical area which needed your attention. You cannot be too detailed, and if you set things up correctly now they will serve you well for a long time. Events of the 19th and 20th are just a precursor of good things to come; you may be called upon to make a swift decision. Remain clear on where you stand, and be ready to do the right thing.
All of the effort you have been applying to your new image can yield a payoff by Full Moon on May 27th. This is a great month to work on harvesting rewards, Taurus; both financial gains and major personal strides are possible. But, to claim the prize you must walk into that dark closet and turn on the light. Your challenge lies in confronting the boogeyman and calling his bluff.
Pick just one thing you wish to really and truly transform, and work on it diligently. You can make that change now, permanently. The door to your intuition is being made ready to open, also. Over the upcoming months your impressions of the physical world will soften and you can walk on the earth with a heightened awareness of the unseen realms. We all know that this other world is there anyway; and now you see it ever more clearly.
I know you are still digging out with a shovel and pick axe, Gemini. Take heart and know that sometimes life is just curious and you are a master of inquisitiveness. But think about the good things, too! For example, you are poised to hit a home run on the career front.
If you can overcome nervous tension zapping your energy, you might look around and notice that opportunities lie in your path just waiting for you to harvest them. But, you must dig through some rubble to clear the way. It seems to have matter and size, but the real weight that is holding you down now is that of your mental processes. Some of those old beliefs just need to be dug out and removed. Treasure your discomfort as a handy – dandy Universal cleanup crew.
Really Cancer, if you were a hen you might lay an egg. This is how the planetary energy of the New Moon on May 13th develops; it literally erupts with potential for new life. Do you have your vision ready? This type of energy begs for direction and delegation. Be ready to take action on the path of your highest dream. But you must work as if your life depended on the fruits of your labor; the egg business demands long hours.
The good news is that helping hands are plentiful as well as generous. Assistance is everywhere, you just need to be aware and organize the helpers. Crabs move quickly when necessary; this is one of those times when efficacy is of the highest value and worth any pric
Mastery is a broad term, yet one which demands precision and excellence of effort. Embrace this call to refine and rework a recent project. Although it seems tedious, this work in progress is at a critical stage now. Your financial houses are begging for a clean sweep. Each astrological sign has recently had a unique set of stressful conditions and issues. Yours has to do with value of your work and exchange of money for services.
Some of you have already benefited from an infusion of unexpected Jupiterian good luck; others of your sign will do so this month. It all comes together after the New Moon of May 13th and before 1st quarter moon of the 20th. Be vigilant regarding opportunities; like a bubble in a gentle breeze, the big one floats by softly on the wind and may be hard to catch. But the prize is worth the effort.
As if you are completing a giant cosmic puzzle, the next piece falls easily into place and you breathe a sigh of relief. Yes, there are stressors and tensions to deal with, but you can relax with certain insight that on a very deep level your life has moved into a new phase of security and success.
Stay on the higher ground when you must choose between wasted times vs. small gains. Slow and steady effort makes for grand strides when looking at the big picture. The 1st key is to keep moving. May is your month to take a workshop and open the door to a new skill or interest; this opens the door with the 2nd key which is to integrate your new skill into something that brings you joy.
It feels like everybody needs you this month, Libra. Take it as a complement when you are called at midnight to solve those urgent problems; just remember that somebody cares enough to think of you, and bless the gift of the present. Your input is a key that unlocks many doors now. The secret here is to check in with yourself and confirm that these problems are not just a reflection of your own inner angst.
Use your natural talent for negotiation to find balance for yourself and others. Mercury returning to direct motion on the 11th is good cause for a celebration, but wait, if possible, until the end of this month to finalize commitments. Your life just may look very different after the 20th than it did on May Day.
May is a month of nuance and subtlety, Scorpio. Look to partners and interested others for assistance on your straight and narrow path now. You are piloting the craft of your life through a tender place of depth and deserve every bit of help you can muster. And make no mistake; your financial strength is a reflection of your power.
Call it a frustration or a revelation, but whatever you name it, the bottom line is that you must depend upon the input of others to sustain and secure your earning power. If your financial boat is already unsinkable, expect to be called upon to allocate some of that which you have so carefully nurtured. Remember, even the Lone Ranger had need of a reliable sidekick and good horses.
The core issue now is your level of satisfaction. I mean real, honest, down to the bone how do you REALLY feel about things, Sagittarius. Remember, yours is a sign of truth and this means that you can only put off the soul level directive of following your rainbow for short periods. Then, either spring turns into summer, or all hell breaks loose.
The deeper question now is: how to get to where you’re going and maintain integrity with full value, which also addresses the bottom line of your earning power. Time as you know is an irreplaceable commodity; but you also realize that people cannot really be bought or sold. Actually, keep this in mind when you ask questions; the answer is found through evaluation of all costs.
You remain a cornerstone to your friends and social community, Capricorn. Somebody has to keep it together! Who better than you? This powerful earth based month harmonizes well with your Sun sign; cultivate peaceful energy by spending quality time in your garden, or with art and music. The field has been plowed and is now being tilled to refine your seeding ground.
The Full Moon in Sagittarius on May 27th illuminates your 12th house of karma and collective destiny. This house also allows for time to fulfill a perfect ending which in turn opens the door to new beginnings. To stand on this threshold of destiny you must confront ghosts from your past. Make note of the appearances, some will be visions you least expect. However, resolution of these relationships and issues will unquestionably open the door to a bright new future.
Can you feel the air of anticipation that surrounds you, Aquarius? It’s as if the ethers are charged with electricity from your ruling planet, Uranus. Use this month to finish up some details and prepare a foundation for your future. A solid and secure base of operations provides a launch pad for all that you wish to create.
Perhaps the challenges of the recent past have caused you to disconnect a bit from being grounded and present; check in with your inner core. This is a great month to spend time touching the earth and connecting with loved ones. Strengthening and refining your inner self will immediately shape up any exterior difficulties which may be present. Some of you will even find a new home where you nurture your deep inner core self.
Not sure about signing on the bottom line; remember the rules of Mercury retrograde and if possible wait until the end of this month. Monday the 24th is a good day to make that commitment; by then you will know for sure, and be ready.
You must feel as though you are ready for some peaceful R&R, Pisces. With both Uranus and Jupiter in your sign the pace has been hectic, and sometimes having too much fun feels just like work. The key word that ties things together this month is: ‘adjustment.’ As a mutable sign, adaptation is one of your specialties and you generally take unforeseen changes in stride.
However, you cannot escape having to outsmart a Wiley Coyote from time to time. These dogs are just messing with your mind, but they like to make a grand show of it. Do not let any detractors devour the child of your creativity which is ready to burst forth. Think deeply and choose carefully between what you want and what you need. The ‘needs’ are calling he plays now; take care of business and soon you have much more of what you want.
In keeping with true spring fashion, the key phrase for this month is ‘in with the new and out with the old.’ This is your month for consolidation and solid gains. Thinking about investments? Now is an excellent time to take that step. In practical matters, Aries you have the Midas touch.
It’s the things that are not so straightforward that are vexing. Hidden agendas are always difficult to fathom; especially when somebody expects you to read their mind! There is always an answer, although sometimes it is not clear where to look to find it. That old concept of projection is working its magic through smoke and mirrors. Although this problem seems to be about the other person, in this instance the real answer lies within.
Mercury retrograde in your sign from April 17th to May 11th presents you with a chance to fix that one thing that has been nagging for a while now. Maybe it’s about that diet or exercise routine you have been putting off for so long. Some of you may decide it’s time for a wardrobe upgrade and new hairdo. What is it that is personal only to YOU?
And, what have you been avoiding for so long? Now is your time to align with the cosmic clock of self improvement and do something about it. In keeping with the inner workings of Mercury, to turn away from this inner/outer work will stir up the typical retrograde issues; you will be going nowhere fast. Otherwise, just take it slow this month, Taurus. Unlike past months when I have advised getting out and networking, this time around I suggest lying low to observe and refine the fruit of your recent efforts.
It’s a tight little space that sits between the rock and a hard place. And, just like the confinement of a birth canal, you want to get out of there! Graciously the stars are moving you forward with a gentle but persistent undulation; there are just a few details that need to be taken care of. And, the details are the other part of this story. Pluto and Saturn in retrograde motion are demanding excellence in your state of affairs from the bottom up and the inside out. These frustrations of duty and obligation are God’s hand working in your life.
One of the challenges of Gemini is go gain depth; and I know that you are now becoming a deep diver. With your ruling planet also retrograde April 17 – May 11 think of this as a time to plant seeds and nurture the garden for new growth. These planets are like the edge of diamond cutters tool, and you are a beautiful gem that is being slowly refined and polished to reveal your splendor.
It’s all coming together, Cancer. Mars is finally doing his thing in your financial sector, and Jupiter is humming along in your solar 9th house of wisdom and leverage. The secret to using this energy positively is get in touch with Universal Law and understand how you now must release your power. The season of your withdrawal is coming to a close; and keywords for your new life are integrity, social justice, and effectiveness.
You are being called upon to step out of your shell and nurture a group of people. Each of you will find your tribe and unique calling, but know that you are being called. This is also an opportune time to enroll in a class which helps you fine tune that one area that needs more attention; take a moment to identify the missing link, and proceed to replace it.
What appears to be a financial setback is more of a correction that will eventually prove to be a benefit, Leo. As one of the fixed signs on the astrological cross of matter, there is no doubt that you have had your share of challenges over the recent months. Now you are being asked to trust on the deepest level.
Make a note of the wisdom in Aesop’s fable titled ‘The Lion and the Mouse.’ In this story the mighty lion is freed from binding ropes by his most humble acquaintance, a small mouse. I predict that your fetters will soon be shattered through a similar experience; at a time, place, and in a manner you least expect.
The Lion is brave, but like the leopard, he does not like to change his spots. With Mercury retrograde April 17 – May 11th, this is not the opportune time to sign contracts. It is however, a good time to think about making some changes.
You are a champion problem solver, Virgo. And, Kabbalah teaches that your sign has the power to purify and cleanse the world of its problems and imperfections. To do this on a personal level, you must change your future by returning to your past. It is when you examine your past circumstances and face the same challenge with a new set of behaviors that you invoke soul purification, which is the promise of your Sun sign.
The New Moon of April 14th opens a door to your 8th solar house of transformation and emotional depth. The 8th is also a house where we harness our desires and put them to productive use. So, what is it that you truly WANT, Virgo? Where is your heart’s desire? In this time of self examination you will be presented with an opportunity to heal an old wound. And, as we move into a new age, we all need a fresh start.
This is your time to reach out, Libra. Meet new people and reconnect with old friends to gain maximum benefit of April’s energies. Not only will you enjoy some great conversations, but this is also the vehicle for your financial gains. Just think, Libra, it’s time to practice what you do best – interacting with others.
April is also a critical month to repackage your ‘tool kit,’ those skills and strategies which will assist you in your next step. Between taking classes and social networking, you look mighty busy! Mercury retrograde April 17 – May 11th has some surprises in store and you may be pleasantly reminded of a source of forgotten funds; or if your fate lands on the other side of this coin, of a forgotten debt. It’s all in keeping accord with the cosmic balance, and that, Libra, is your astrological role.
You have waited patiently and performed your due diligence, Scorpio! Now comes your break in the weather; it’s time to set sail. The placement of Mercury holds the key to your fortunes, Scorpio. Mercury tells us that you will yet fulfill some relationship soul contracts. This may be short term, but it is the one missing puzzle piece.
While you’re at it, how about devoting a healthy dose of self nurturing to your own life? Then it’s like fulfilling two harvests within one time period. Be good to your friend(s) and be especially good to yourself. This applies an especially delicious frosting to your big ole Scorpio cake. And yes, you can have it and eat it, too!
The planets are guiding you down a garden walkway to fulfillment now, Sag. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other, and take the next step. No need to look too far ahead, although I know this is part of the Sagittarian nature.
The road has been rocky for us all lately, and even though your avatar centaur has four feet instead of two, we have all been challenged by boulders on the path of life. Consistent even effort is your fast track to success now.
Even though you are looking ahead, keep in mind that the Full Moon of April 28th lights up your shadowy solar 12th house. Often old friends show up when this happens. Expect to see a face from the past this month. Hopefully it’s not a scary ghost! They are known to appear at the worst time sometimes. Just pay attention, and figure out how to release it because now you are one step closer to truly being free.
Some of you will be moving to a new home this month; and if you have already done so, this is the time to go for improvements and making the new digs spectacular. While you’re gauging how to make the home just to your liking, think of it as a foundation for your entire life. The house is just an exterior representation of your new core identity, and that is where the true revolution lies.
Like the unfolding wings of a new butterfly, you are transforming deeply and will emerge in accord with the energies of spring and the development of the seasons. This is a mystical process for such a grounded and earthy sign. Have you considered consigning your wisdom to a book of life? That is next, you know; writing or otherwise sharing your unique point of view. The Hawaiian shamanic tradition of Huna teaches that to access our subconscious mind we must first relax our intestines. So, take a deep breath, and fill your belly; it’s all good from here on out.
This is a perfect month to spend time out in nature and connect with the earth, the trees and the flowers. Questions are answered and plans can be made. Are you ready to step forward with the full wisdom of your inner and outer being?
Mercury retrograde mid month can be a great benefit to you now. The winged messenger planet delivers a critical missing piece if you only pay attention to and be patient. Remember the importance of appreciating the journey as much as the destination.
Although traditional Mercury retrograde advice about not signing contracts applies this month, don’t hold back on your pursuit of success. Truly this is a month of new beginnings and quick fulfillment. The New Moon of April 14th seeds your fertile foundation, and on the 28th, the Full Moon highlights your 10th house of career and professional standing. The grand prize is available to you now; seize it while the door is open.
The stars are preparing for a giant exhale in June, and you are now in a preparation phase of stillness and calm. When you live in peace and nurturance, you are divinely protected and guided. However, if you choose chaos and pollution, you will stir up residue from a time long ago. You will see very clearly how and where you fit in the grand scheme of life.
This is a key month for you, Pisces. As Saturn and Uranus dance in a grand cosmic interplay, your heart may experience a tug of nostalgia. These two planets now engage your life through the conflict of personal freedom versus commitments and hard work. However, the Full Moon of April 28th brings great fulfillment and grants you the benefit of leverage. Find that peaceful space between the waves of motion; therein lies your vision, and your answer.