Horoscopes are not arbitrary; they are based on the symbolic meaning of planetary alignments as they affect each sign. However, they are necessarily general, and they won't apply to everyone all the time, for the simple reason that individuals and individual astrology is complex: we just don't have all the information. So please, take what resonates and leave the rest. If you know your rising sign, read that too (it's often at least as, or more accurate than reading for your sun sign.) If you don't know your rising sign, I explain how to find it here (you will need your birth time, or at least an estimate of it). 


August 2018

 

August begins with Mars and Mercury still retrograde--they both go direct later this month (Mercury on the 18th, Mars on the 27th). This lull in the ordinary business as usual forward movement of the energy offers us some time to get our affairs in order, do the inner work, and receive the planetary lessons before we move on. On August 11th (night of August 10th), we’ve got a Partial Solar Eclipse in Leo (New Moon), offering another piece of the eclipse story that began in the winter of 2017, and is now mostly ending, although there will be a postscript (partial eclipse) next winter (2019). By the end of the month, the planets offer some respite, with a beautiful Full Moon in Pisces and a Grand Earth Trine. Together, these create a golden opportunity to make our dreams manifest in the real world.


 

Aries

At the beginning of the month, the Mars and Uranus square link your social life to your income: never underestimate your social connections for bringing about surprising new opportunities. The Solar Eclipse on August 11st lands in your 5th house of creativity, pleasure, children, and leisure. What new endeavours light up your inner child? What sparks enjoyment? Commit to creativity, follow your bliss, find your flow. With Jupiter in the eighth, perhaps your new undertaking involves studying the occult (tarot, astrology, magic, witchcraft, etc.). The Full Moon at the end of the month lands in your twelfth house of dreams, spirituality, and the unconscious. The simultaneous Grand Earth Trine links up your money and career houses: use this dreamy Pisces Moon to imagine your way to the career you dream of. The message of this moon is: the quiet invisible forces of the imagination are more powerful than the external means of going after our desires.

 

Taurus

On August 7th, your ruling planet, Venus enters one if its favourite signs, Libra, bringing balance, and harmony. Venus squares Saturn quickly thereafter which is a less lovely vibe, but very practical as it offers a reality check to your relationships, finances, work life, and health. Get practical now while Venus and Saturn are talking. The Leo Eclipse on the 11th lands in your fourth house of family and home, making this an ideal time to begin a new project in the home, or to better understand your roots, your ancestry, and the family dynamics that have shaped you. The Full Moon at the end of the month is one of the juiciest and loveliest lunations we’ve had in a while; landing in your 11th house of social contacts and community, this is a time to celebrate your friends and connections. With a grand earth trine you are bound to feel more yourself: earthy, grounded, and sensual.

 

Gemini

As Mercury is your ruling planet, you likely feel the effects of Mercury retrograde more than most: Mercury is now backtracking through your third house of communication, offering you until the 18th to revise, redo, rewrite, reconsider what you’ve said or written or communicated in some other way. The New Moon eclipse on the 11th lands in the same place suggesting all this reworking will lead to a new beginning in this area--or, as Mercury is still retrograde, it may be a new-old beginning: getting back to an old writing or art project for example or getting in touch with an old friend or sibling. The delicious Full Moon at the end of the month lands in your tenth house of career, highlighting the polarity between work-life, family-career, home-world, inner-outer. Harness the Pisces dreamy flow to intuit rather than think your way to balance.

 

Cancer

Mercury retrograde in your second house suggests reworking or reconsidering your finances, income, and/or your values and worth. While it may feel slow going, this is precious time to get your business in order, before the New Moon Eclipse on the 11 initiates a new beginning in this area for you. Observe that when you recognize your own worth, others do as well. As a water sign, you’ll be especially attuned to the lush Pisces Full Moon at the end of the month. The Full Moon lands in your ninth house, bringing expansion to your mind through contemplation, philosophy, education, and/or travel. The Full Moon coincides with a lovely Grand Earth trine connecting up your social houses, so enjoy the fullness and flow of this time with your friends and loved ones.

 

Leo

Leo, this year, you get not only a New Moon, but a New Moon Eclipse in your sign. An eclipse is a potent new beginning, a rare opportunity to renew yourself entirely. An eclipse can be intense and destabilizing (especially if it contacts a planet in your chart), so make sure you take plenty of time to rest. That said, this astrology is calling on you to share yourself more fully with the world—everyone lights up when in the glow of your warmth and creativity. There is no right or wrong way to express yourself, but expression is the key. Let go of expectations, release the past, and seek to find your voice here and now. Mercury is retrograde in your sign until the 18th, so don’t fret if things are slow. This is the time to figure out within yourself how to move forward. By the end of the month, you’ll be flying. The Pisces Full Moon on the 26th lands in your eighth house, bringing to culmination a story around intimacy, shared resources, or loss. Whatever the specifics, seek self-renewal and inner transformation.

 

Virgo

With your ruler, Mercury, retrograde in your twelfth house, pay special attention to dreams, symbolism, and coincidences for messages from your soul. The Leo New Moon Eclipse on the 11th lands in this same area, initiating a new cycle with regards to your deepest self--the part of you that is beyond ego or even personality, and is connected to the cosmos and ancient wisdom. Vow to know this part of yourself more intimately. The Sun enters your sign on the 22nd, bringing the focus up from the depths and to your conscious self and your worldly endeavours. Enjoy the vitality the Sun in your sign offers for the next month. The Pisces Full Moon at the end of the month brings culmination and fullness to your relationships, and offers a grounding Earth Trine. As far as Full Moons go, this one is sweet and is a beautiful time for gathering with friends, and for accomplishing things in the world as guided by your imagination and vision.

 

Libra

Your ruling planet, Venus, shifts into your sign on the 6th, bringing harmony and balance. Soon thereafter, though, Venus squares Saturn, which can feel a little lonely and serious, but offers a helpful reality check and fosters practical real world manifestation of your desires. The Leo Eclipse on the 11th lands in your eleventh house, initiating a new cycle with regards to your social connections and community as well as your hopes and wishes for the future. What do you desire? The Full Moon at the end of the month in your sixth house offers insight with regards to your work life, the daily grind, your health, and daily routines. With an Earth Trine at the same time, the energy is there to make healthy changes as guided by your imagination.

 

Scorpio

On the first day of the month, your ruler, Mars (still retrograde) squares Uranus. When these two get together, they can spell endings or surprises. Make the most by expecting the unexpected and be open to spontaneous and creative action. The New Moon Leo Eclipse is in your tenth house of career and public presence: it’s the time to shine, Scorpio, not just with those whom you’re intimate with, but out in the world. Maybe by the end of the month, with the lush Pisces Full Moon in your fifth house of creative self expression, you’ll have found your voice and the courage to share it.

 

Sag

Sag, you are a natural philosopher--you know how to ask the right questions. And all your seeking and journeying bring you closer to your truth. This is one of the themes of the month: Mercury retrograde as well as the Leo Eclipse in your ninth house bring you back to yourself, to assist you in sorting through the beliefs you’ve acquired, to pick and choose which ones to hold, so that you may self-determine your world through your vision and your faith. What is your personal philosophy? What is your worldview? The Pisces Full Moon at the end of the month lands in your fourth house of home and family; what a juicy time to spend with your closest love ones and in your most beloved places.

 

Capricorn

The Leo Eclipse on the 11th initiates a new cycle in your eighth house, having to do with intimacy, shared resources, sexuality, loss, transformation and renewal. Let go of something or some part of yourself (could be a belief, or idea) in order to open more fully to other people and to the world, and allow yourself to be transformed by your experiences. The Full Moon on the 26th highlights your thought processes and means of communication: be prepared to receive a message. At the same time, the Sun comes to complete a grand earth trine with your ruling planet, Saturn, in Capricorn, and Uranus in Taurus. Stabilizing and supportive and at the same time flowing and easy, the last week of the month is sure to feel grounding after all we’ve been through. It’s also an incredible opportunity to make dreams come true, to manifest in the real world and in practical ways.

 

Aquarius

With last month’s eclipse in your sign, chances are you released something you were holding to, you let go of the past and who you thought you were. (The energy of eclipses lingers for weeks or months, so if you feel you still have work to do in releasing, it’s not too late). And now you’re more prepared for the Leo Eclipse to initiate a new cycle in your relationships and your means of relating. With Mercury retrograde in the same area, you may be reconnecting with old friends and acquaintances. You may also find that it’s the people in your life who are most affected by this eclipse, and you may be playing more of a supporting role this time. The dreamy Pisces Full Moon at the end of the month brings fruition to your finances, your income, and your self worth. You may literally receive a raise or the raise may be to your self esteem--which will surely affect your income in the long term anyway. Go within to manifest your dreams in the world through your vision and imagination.

 

Pisces

The Leo Eclipse on the 11th begins a new cycle in your house of work, service, health, and daily routines. How can you finesse the structure of your days to offer you productivity for free and easy health? Try a couple minutes of meditation first thing in the morning to set yourself off on the best foot and observe how that simple act ripples through the rest of your day. The last week of the month offers sweet grounding and imaginative vibes with a Full Moon in your sign and a Grand Earth Trine to boot. You more than anyone understand the power of the imagination to dream reality into being. This is a fortuitous time to plant your dream seeds.


July 2018

 

The astrological energy this summer may not be light, but it’s ripe with opportunities for inner work and evolution. As of late June, Mars is retrograde, and coming up, there is a New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse in Cancer on July 12th, and Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on July 27th.

Mars is retrograde throughout July and August, bringing any misuses of Mars energy to the fore: aggression, anger, egoism. Take the opportunity to transmute your own use of Mars energy into a higher form, toward compassionate action, assertion, initiative. Work to express your anger truthfully and with compassion, and to use your energy wisely.

Eclipses are super potent lunations that block the flow of light offering a reset on the energy signified by the eclipse. They mark significant shifts, endings, and beginnings, and connect to stories that unfold over the course of each eclipse cycle which lasts approximately 18 months.

The Cancer eclipse is opposite Pluto and coincides with a Grand Water Trine and a Grand Earth Trine; offering a look into power dynamics while holding us in an intimate watery embrace and grounding us to Earth. It takes courage to confront power dynamics, whether within or without. Water helps us to be sensitive with ourselves and others, and Earth helps us stay practical.

The Aquarius eclipse is conjunct Mars and is bound to reveal with more clarity and intensity what Mars retrograde wishes to teach us. With Mars on the South Node, we’re asked to release misaligned uses of Mars and Aquarius energy: selfish isolation or checking out, being too much in the head, deferring to thought and dogma rather than reality, prioritizing the group to the expense of the individual, groupthink, conformity or misdirected rebellion.

 

Aries

Aries are known for their forward movement; their initiative and impulse. But with Mars, your ruling planet, moving backwards this summer, if you continue in this way, you will meet with frustration, confrontation, and perhaps even illness or injury. It’s in your nature to go go go until you collapse. Now is the time to break this habit, and take rest before burning out. The Cancer eclipse highlights family dynamics, and work-life balance. You may confront power struggles in your career, whether from within or without, which offers an opportunity to grasp the deeper currents at work--what motivates you and others--and to clear out selfish uses of power. You’ll transform your career by owning your own internal sources of power and using it for the good of others. The Aquarius eclipse will show you your misuses of energy, and catapult you toward truer self expression and warmth.

 

Taurus

Mars retrograde in your career house suggests this is not the time to push forward, but rather to slow down, consider the work you’ve done so far, think about how you use your energy, contemplate the way you express anger or frustration. This is the time to refine the way you take action, it’s not the time to act. The Cancer eclipse mid-month activates your mind and reveals to you the bedrock of your beliefs if you are brave enough to look. One of the fastest ways to evolve is to grasp the assumptions underlying thought pattern and to release those that--now that they are in the light of day--are starkly false or misguided. As your worldview evolves, so too will you. While we’ve been working with Mars retrograde since late-June, the Aquarius eclipse at the end of July will shine a light on this story making it more obvious. Your work at the end of the month is to SEE; to gain insight into the particulars of what Mars retrograde wishes to show you.

 

Gemini

This summer is more conducive to inner rather than outer journeys, and to learning and growing through slowing down, getting quiet, listening; contemplating yourself, your beliefs, your past, and your ways of engaging with the world. You are an expert learner. Learn to learn by going within rather than (or in addition to) taking courses, reading books, and talking with others. The Cancer eclipse brings up themes around money and resources. There is a potential new beginning when it comes to valuing yourself and providing for yourself, if you take a good look at how you share, and the psychology underpinning your relation to money. The Aquarius eclipse at the end of the month activates your mind, and may reveal the specifics of what Mars is showing you about how your beliefs affect your actions.

 

Cancer

There is an incredible opportunity for you this month to end a chapter and begin a new one. Mars retrograde in your eighth house, brings you face to face with your karma, as the effects of past actions now deliver consequences in the realms of shared resources (space, energy, money, etc.), intimacy, and death (metaphorical or figurative). With Mars in this area and Pluto opposing you, you may be tempted to see others as the cause of your pain, and the ones who hold the power over you. Own your own power, Cancer. No dynamic is cause by one person alone. Be accountable for your role in creating the dynamics within your relationships. If it’s time to move on, do so; don’t get stuck in victimhood. The New Moon in your sign is super charged this years as it’s also an eclipse. It offers you a rare opportunity to shed some layers and move up a level. The Aquarius Lunar eclipse punctuates Mars’ work on your eighth house and likely coincide with an event that makes the Mars story more obvious and presents a clear opportunity to release, walk away, and move on.

 

Leo

Mars is retrograde in your seventh house giving you the summer to consider how you engage in relationship. When there is friction, or confrontation, or argument, what is the pattern? Are you able to communicate your feelings and needs with respect? Are you able to honour the individuality and beauty of the souls you are close to? The New Moon eclipse in Cancer shines a light on your unconscious, perhaps revealing to you some aspects of yourself that had until now been hidden. As the shadow arises, harness all the compassion you offer to others and give that to yourself. Witness yourself without judgement. That’s how we become more whole and heal. Finally the Aquarius eclipse at the end of the month highlights the self-other polarity and offers you a chance to hit the reset button on relationship dynamics. Commit to yourself and your own development and your relationships will flourish.

 

Virgo

Mars is retrograding in your sixth house, encouraging you to rest, do less, and attend to your health. If health issues arise, or if you’ve been putting off getting something checked out, do it now. Listen to the subtle messages of your body before they have to get loud. Attend to minor aches and pains. Refine (or adopt) a physical practice. The Cancer eclipse mid-month highlights networks, friend groups, and organizations. With Pluto in your fifth house, honour your own uniqueness, your means of self-expression, and your individuality even as you engage in social life and participate in groups or causes. The Aquarius eclipse at the end of the month brings more focus to your health, your schedule, and your desire to be of service. Seek to unite these themes with your spirituality; stay connected to your Self and inner resources even as you engage in mundane everyday life. This will give you more energy, power, and inspiration.

 

Libra

Play, recreation, pleasure, sports, games, creativity, sexuality. These are easy to neglect but are just as important as any other area of life. As Mars backtracks through your fifth house, you have an opportunity to consider how you engage with these areas of life. Do you take time to play, to laugh, to have fun? This would be an ideal time to return to an activity or hobby that you used to enjoy but have set aside. The Cancer eclipse in your tenth house lights up your career--specifically the work you feel called to, whether or not you earn money from it. This magic can help you align more fully with that work. With Pluto opposite the New Moon, attending to power dynamics at home will take you further in your career. At the end of the month, the Aquarius eclipse calls on you to release recreational habits that waste your energy (partying or drinking too much, gambling, playing too many video games. etc), and embrace your social life.

 

Scorpio

Mars is your ruling planet, meaning you will feel its backward movement more than most. This summer is not the time to push, to work hard, to make things happen. It’s the time to find a different way, the way of the water coursing down the mountain, taking the path of least resistance; allow things to happen, work internally to attract what you desire, do less, try less, push less. The Cancer eclipse may reveal to you some of your own until now hidden beliefs around power. Perhaps you want power more than you realize, or maybe you avoid it, assuming it’s negative. Power is only negative when used for selfish gain, then it contorts the soul and causes pain. Own your own power, and vow to use it for the good of all. The Aquarius eclipse at the end of the month brings the attention to home and family. Consider how you’ll move forward in this area come September when Mars is going forwards again.

 

Sag

Mars retrograde in your third house suggests backtracking or slowing down when it comes short distance travel, vehicles, siblings, and communication. Ripe with opportunities for facing your own frustration and anger, keep in mind that the universe conspires to frustrate you so that you can change the way you respond when things don’t go as planned. The Cancer eclipse mid-month is an opportunity to release greed or scarcity consciousness; to see that humans need not compete with one another. When we cooperate, there enough for everyone; when we share, we all benefit. The Aquarius eclipse at the end of the month brings the Mars story to a peak, asking you to release misuses of Mars (holding onto anger, controlling others, pushing, forcing) and embrace joy, intuition, play, and adventure.

 

Capricorn

Mars has you backtracking over how you manage your finances, and asks you to look at how you value yourself. Income may slow down temporarily, in order that you consider how you earn: do you push, do you work really hard, do you make it happen? We’ve been taught that working hard is good, but this summer, the astrology conspires to have you consider that perhaps there is another way; an easier way, a gentler way. Try it as an experiment: see what happens when you simply allow. When you attract abundance rather than making it happen. The Cancer eclipse offers you a new beginning in relationship if you reconsider how you use power. Do you manipulate or control others? Most of us would say no, but yet most of us do indeed manipulate and control in subtle ways that take great awareness and self-knowledge to see. SEE IT. Accept your innate power and vow to use it for the good of all. Vow to allow others their own freedom and their own power. The Aquarius eclipse at the end of the month asks you to open your heart and share yourself and your resources.

 

Aquarius

Mars is retrograding through your sign so YOU are bound to be the one backtracking, going within, reconsidering, and coming face to face with your own anger, frustration, and use of will. I won’t lie, it’s not always a pleasant transit, but it’s ripe with opportunity to transmute your use of Mars: to release patterns that do nothing but waste your energy such as holding onto anger, checking out, living in your head, rebelling in a reactionary way, falling into group think, going against the grain out of habit rather than principle, forcing things through rather than going with the flow. The Cancer eclipse offers you a new beginning in health, daily routines, and work--should you work with Mars, and acknowledge your shadow when it arises. With Pluto in your twelfth house opposite the eclipse, you may see that you desire power and engage in power plays more than you realized. See it to release it. Finally the Aquarius eclipse at the end of the month is a super potent opportunity to hit the reset button on all these themes and come into yourself and your relationships more fully.

 

Pisces

With Mars retrograde in your twelfth house, you may discover that you have some deeply repressed anger or frustration. Such a discovery is good news! Seeing it, means you can address it and let it go. And when you do so you will feel so much lighter and have more energy at your disposal! Work on expressing rather than repressing your anger. The Cancer eclipse offers a new beginning when it comes to recreation, pleasure, children, and creative-self expression. There is a need to address power dynamics within your social networks and society at large. Forget about what others want of you; now is the time to embrace your own unique and creative way of being and expressing yourself. The Aquarius eclipse shines light on the Mars story, revealing more of what has been until now unconscious. Such a purge can propel you toward being of service and engaging in your everyday affairs with more energy and enthusiasm.  







 

 

 

June 2018

Mercury conjuncts the Sun on June 5th: a planet in the heart of the Sun can’t be seen, it’s drowned by the Sun’s light. Something is yet to come to light. Inner truth is radiant while external truths are hard to discern. Venture into your own heart to dig up a kernel of magical insight. The Gemini New Moon on June 13th carries this new insight forward. 

Mars stations retrograde on June 26th signalling a summer of internal work, reevaluation of will, physicality, and masculinity. How do you engage with your body? How do you speak and think about your body? How do you exert your will in the world? Contemplate aggression, anger, frustration. What does healthy masculinity mean to you? The Capricorn Full Moon on the 28th echoes the theme of masculinity even as we enter the sweet arms of mother Cancer.


 

Aries

If you are willing to take the inner plunge, Mercury has secrets for you regarding how you communicate (insights regarding siblings may come through as well). This message is echoed by the New Moon mid-month. While your mind is on home and family, communication is the key. Your ruling planet, Mars, stations retrograde in your area of friendship and community as well as your hopes for the future. It will spend most of the summer backtracking over this area. This is a time to reevaluate your use of will and energy in this area. Avoid forcing or pushing forward. This is a time for internal rather than external movement. Consider your own expression of and relation to masculinity. The Full Moon at the end of the month reveals something about your career and purpose and may bring culmination to this area.

 

Taurus

Look within for insight around your income, your self-worth, and their relationship. The New Moon mid-month carries this theme forward and triggers the first chapter of a story around home and family indicating a new direction or a surprise. Communication is golden. Give voice to your feelings. Mars stations retrograde in your house of career and purpose where it will backtrack through July. How do you exert your will in this area? Do you need to step up or soften somewhat? This summer is the time for reevaluating your means of engaging with this area of your life, and how you use your masculinity here. Moments of frustration or anger are opportunities to reflect and learn. The Full Moon at the end of the month shines a light on your beliefs and how they impact your experience, offering an opportunity to release beliefs that no longer serve.

 

Gemini

Mercury conjunct the Sun and a New Moon all in your sign suggest you’re in the spotlight. How are you using this influx of solar power? Dive within to dig up treasures that Mercury offers only to those who brave the inner waters. You may just find your True Self in those depths. With this insight, now what endeavors will you initiate with this new cycle, with your new year? By the end of the month, Mars stations retrograde in your area of belief, intuition, and worldview, where it backtrack through July. This is an opportunity to observe and revise your assumptions and beliefs about the world, as well as your relation to your beliefs. Are you aggressive or forceful, at times, whether within or without? Are you passive or submissive? How do you respond when people express beliefs different from your own? What are your beliefs around masculinity and your relation to it? The Capricorn Full Moon at the end of the month offers insights around intimacy and shared finances.

 

Cancer

Mercury conjunct the Sun and the Gemini New Moon occur in your twelfth house of the unconscious. Get quiet to hear the whispers of your soul. This is the month of rest and soul searching and deep cleaning in preparation for your birthday month that comes with new vitality and a new year for you. Take care of unfinished business, especially soul business. What nagging feelings require your attention? What needs to be said, released, forgiven? Mars stations retrograde in your area of intimacy and shared resources, offering you a couple months to focus on this area both internally and externally. Pay special attention to your use of will, force, assertion, and aggression. Pay attention to anger and frustration. When do they arise and why? What is your role in the story? The Capricorn Full Moon at the end of the month shines a light on your relationships. What do you see?

 

Leo

Mercury disappears into the heart of the sun in your house of friendship, community, and hopes for the future. What new information is coming to light? What insights can you gleam from the quiet movements of your soul? The Gemini New Moon initiates a new cycle in this same area. With these new insights in hand, set forth on a new journey. Mars stations retrograde in your relationship house, giving you an opportunity to review your means of engaging in partnership. Consider your use of Mars qualities in this area: will, force, assertion, aggression, passion, drive. It’s important to express our will and desires, it’s important to assert ourselves and take action to achieve our desires. How can you do so in a way that is assertive but not aggressive or forceful? The Full Moon in Capricorn at the end of the month shines a light on your health, your routines, and your work life. Stay tuned for insights in these areas.

 

Virgo

Mercury, your ruling planet, conjuncts the Sun in your house of career and public contribution. You may receive some insights regarding your soul’s desires to contribute; you may see what direction to take or changes to make to align more fully with your truest nature. The New Moon mid-month seals the deal: set your intentions, set your course, set sail. Mars stations retrograde in your house of health, routines, and work, offering you a couple months to review these areas. Pay attention to aches and pains in your body, even minor ones: they are telling you something. Consider your relation to your body: how do you think and speak about your body, how do you engage with your body? Also consider your approach to work. Is it time to ease off or take a break? The Full Moon at the end of the month lights up your house of creativity and pleasure, suggesting again that perhaps a break is in order. Pleasure and fun are equally as important as work and productivity. Take some time to honour that.

 

Libra

Mercury dives into the heart of the Sun in your house of philosophy and belief. Turn your gaze within to witness how your beliefs and assumptions impact your experience. This is a beautiful opportunity to learn something about yourself and to make a small shift that will have a big impact. Come the New Moon you’ll be in a better place to initiate this new cycle. Mars will station retrograde in your house of pleasure, sports, and creative self-expression offering you a couple months to consider your relation to this area of your life. Consider in particular to what extent and in what ways the following qualities express themselves: assertion, aggression, forcefulness, willfulness, passion, action. The Full Moon in Capricorn at the end of the month may reveal something about your home or family, or may bring fruition to this area.

 

Scorpio

Mercury wishes you to dive deep, to uncover some secret key to your intimate life, to the ways in which you are deeply connected, even entwined, with others, through sharing energy, space, secrets, time, and resources. What do you witness about yourself and your most intimate connections? How will you move forward come the New Moon mid-month? In late June, Mars, your ruling planet, stations retrograde in your area of home and family. You are reworking something in this area. Whether you are mulling over plans, or considering how to move forward, or confronting your means of engaging with home and family, something is shifting. Take your time. This is not the time to rush. An internal process is underway, and that’s necessary before you can move forward. Consider how you use your will, how you accomplish your goals. Consider your relation to assertiveness, anger, aggression, frustration, will, initiative. Finally, the Capricorn Full Moon will highlight your means of communicating, and may bring an opportunity for a short trip.

 

Sagittarius

Mercury offers you a golden insight that could transform your relationships. In the first half of June, journey within to grasp what Mercury offers. With this insight in hand, set your new course come the New Moon. What do you desire from your partnerships? Later in the month, Mars stations retrograde in your third house of communication, short distance travel, and siblings offering you a couple months to consider your means of engaging with these areas of your life. Consider in particular your use of and relation to will, assertion, aggression, force, desire, passion, and action. How can you speak your truth with passion and assertion without being aggressive or forceful? The end of month Full Moon in Capricorn brings fruition and insight to your income and self-worth. How are income and self-worth connected?

 

Capricorn

Mercury the messenger ventures into the heart of the Sun to bring you a message about your health, routines, and work life, and possibly how they are all related. Come the New Moon, with these golden messages in hand, set your intentions for these areas of your life. Later in the month, Mars will station retrograde in your area of income and self worth. If your income slows a little at this time, it’s temporary, and an opportunity to consider your relation to this area of your life, and in particular how you relate to your self worth: how do you treat yourself when no one is watching? How do you speak to yourself? What do you expect of yourself? Do you consider yourself worthy and valuable? The Capricorn Full Moon at the end of the month offers you a moment in the spotlight; enjoy the boost of energy, and take a moment to reflect on who you are and how you show up in the world.

 

Aquarius

Mercury dives into the solar fire to offer you a spark of insight relating to your creative self expression and enjoyment of pleasure. Whether you receive a genius insight for your creative project or you feel in your bones the necessity of play and recreation, keep your third eye open to catch Mercury’s quicksilver flash. The Gemini New Moon initiates a new cycle in this area. Later in the month, Mars stations retrograde in your sign, making this transit especially relevant for you. With your impulse toward action (Mars) backtracking, take late June and July to go within and contemplate your relation to masculinity. This is not the time to push forward, or you’ll likely face delays and blockages. This would be a wonderful time to work with mindful embodiment, through yoga or another embodied practice. Consider how you relate to your own body, and how you move in the subtlest of ways, as that ripples up to create the waves of your life.

 

Pisces

Mercury (Hermes) returns from the lands beyond with a message for you, something about your home and family. Whatever insight you receive in the first half of the month will assist you in finding your way home come the mid-month Gemini New Moon. Whether you come to understand something about how your early childhood family dynamics have shaped who you are now, or you see just how to arrange the furniture in your living room, this month brings you to your hearth and the arms of your closest loves. Mars stations retrograde later in the month in your house of the unconscious mind: this transit may well kick some dust off your deepest demons, not to mention the treasure that lies beneath. If you are visited by some inner monsters, know that you are not regressing: it’s rather an opportunity to work with your psyche, to expand your awareness, to shift, to heal. Seek to connect to positive aspects of masculinity.

 

May 2018 Horoscopes

May is relatively quiet astrologically speaking until the New Moon in Taurus mid-month. Unlike your typical mellow Taurus Moon, this one coincides with Uranus shifting out of Aries and into Taurus for the bulk of the next 8 years. Uranus represents revolution, innovation, instability, and nonlinear change. Its shift into Taurus brings these themes to bear collectively in the realms of finances, housing, sustenance, nature--and on a personally level, in whatever house of your natal chart Uranus is moving into. At the same time, Mars shifts into Aquarius and squares Uranus. Oh my! Mars is the warrior god, so when these two get together, we are bound to notice. Mars and Uranus will square each other twice more over the course of the year, so this month we are likely to see the first act of a story that plays out over the course of the next year, and the next 8 years. We are likely to experience a destabilization, possible sudden endings or beginnings, and a push toward individuality and freedom in some area of our lives.

 

Aries

Uranus shifts from your first house of identity and into your second house of possessions, income, material stability, and at heart, self-worth. This is also where this month’s New Moon occurs, so set your intentions in this area. Uranus wants us to break free from what binds us, urging us toward freedom. How can you be more free when it comes to your material security? Is it time to work toward self-employment or increased income? Is it time to simplify?  What you experience mid-May will foreshadow stories that will continue to play out over the course of this year, and the next eight years. Mars, your ruling planet, moves into your eleventh house of community and networks, offering you drive to take action in this area. Beware of feeling a little aggressive, or acting out of anger though. If someone in your wider circle seeks to antagonize, consider it an opportunity to master Mars’ fiery impulse. Sometimes anger is valid, but since your temper is liable to be inflamed this month, take a step back before acting, and act out of awareness rather than what the warrior god would have you do on instinct.

 

Taurus

Uranus shifts out of your twelfth house of the unconscious mind and into your first house of identity, personality, the body, your way of showing up in the world. This is also where the May New Moon occurs, so make your wishes. Uranus in the first house makes its influence much more personally relevant to you. Are you ready for a revolution in who you are? Are you ready to become more of you? How have you been holding back? How have you been playing it safe? How have you conformed to what is expected, or hidden your uniqueness?  Whatever instabilities and changes you experience his month will pave the way for a massive renovation in your identity and life over the next eight years. The hardest part may be letting go of comfort for the sake of evolution, but it will be well worth it. Mars in your tenth house brings extra fire and drive to your house of career. Use the energy for hard work and avoid letting it spill over into aggression.

 

Gemini

This month, Uranus shifts from your eleventh house of community, networks, and friendships, and into your twelfth house of the unconscious. Because Uranus is moving from a prominent house into a less active one, you are actually likely to feel Uranus less now. Its effects may be subtle, operating in the depths of your mind, perhaps at times piercing the boundary between the conscious and unconscious mind, to reveal hidden motives and fantasies, or symbolic messages from your soul. Pay attention to dreams and synchronicities. Tap into your “higher mind”--that part of yourself that is connected to the cosmos, from where insight and genius spring. Mars in your ninth house may auger travel or higher education, but on a deeper level is helping you to break free of beliefs that keep you bound.

 

Cancer

Uranus shifts into your eleventh house of community, networks, and friendships this month, bringing instabilities and changes to this area of your life. This is also the area of the Taurus New Moon, so set your sights on what you wish for in this area. Instability is not always a bad thing. Are there aspects of your wider circle of friends or perhaps the organizations you belong to that you’ve outgrown? How can you experience more freedom in this are of your life? How would it feel to be a part of a community that supports you for being who you are, that appreciates your unique gifts, that doesn’t hold you to some stale version of yourself? This is what Uranus wants to help you achieve. With Mars in the eighth house, you may experience some form of loss, which is rarely easy, but offers you an opportunity for inner transformation.

 

Leo

Uranus shifts into your tenth house of career/calling and public reputation, beginning an eight year journey toward greater freedom in this area of your life. This is also the area of this month’s Taurus New Moon, so plant your seeds of intention. Envision your ideal career, and what it might look like in eight years, and what you can accomplish toward that end in the next two weeks over the course of the current lunar cycle. Whatever happens this month, keep in mind that it’s only the first chapter. Something will be destabilized. So what has hardened that is no longer effective? With Mars in your seventh house of relationship, your partnerships are part of the story. Whether you begin or end a creative collaboration, or a close friend or partner is involved in your work life somehow, aim to use Mars’ fire to fuel passion and drive rather than aggression or anger.  

 

Virgo

This month, Uranus moves into your ninth house of beliefs, travel, and education. This is also where the Taurus New Moon occurs. This is a wonderful time to plan or undertake a trip or a class, or perhaps a long-term course of education. Uranus offers you greater freedom in this area and over the course of the next eight years is likely to instigate a radical shift in your worldview and belief system. The more we hold onto how things were and how we were, the more difficult Uranus’ influence is. Allow Uranus to blow your mind open and you will experience true freedom. With Mars in your sixth house, you are offered extra drive at work, and Uranus’ genius can be brought to bear in your daily life.

 

Libra

This month, Uranus shifts into your eighth house which relates to loss, transformation, shared finances, and at heart, intimacy. With the Taurus New Moon in this area as well, you are beginning a journey of complete transformation. Who will you be eight years from now? Is it possible you could find freedom through intimacy? Sometimes being bound to another is restrictive, and sometimes it’s liberating. When two souls commit to fostering each other’s freedom, happiness, and evolution, then commitment is not bondage. It’s possible Uranus may bring about some endings, some losses, which is rarely easy, but it’s an opportunity to undergo a personal transformation, and become more of who you are. Mars is in your fifth house, upping your libido and activity level. Have fun, just be careful not to overdo it.

 

Scorpio

Uranus shifts into your seventh house of close personal relationships and partnerships, where it will operate for most of the next eight years, bringing instability for the sake of innovation and freedom. With the New Moon in Taurus in this area as well, consider how you wish to feel in relationship. Is there a more innovative approach to partnerships that may offer you more freedom and individuality, without sacrificing connection or intimacy? What patterns have hardened into habit, what rules do you follow merely out of convention? Mars, your ruling planet, shifts into your fourth house, bringing your drive to home and family. Is it time to renovate, or look at moving, or attend to family matters? By acting in these areas, you can channel Mars toward innovation and hard work rather than anger and aggression.

 

Sag

Uranus moves into your sixth house of health, work, and daily routine, where it will work for the next eight years to bring you more freedom. This month’s New Moon is in this area as well, which offers an opportunity to envision your ideal health and your ideal daily schedule. For a moment, forget what is required of you, forget your current commitments and responsibilities, and consider, what would your perfect day look like? This sort of visualization is one way to help Uranus in its workings. This a time also to pay extra attention to your health and your habits. If you’ve been putting off getting something checked out, now’s the time. Mars is in your third house, bringing siblings and communication to bear on your work and daily life. Use Mars for communicating clearly and assertively. If you feel anger arise, take a step back, and act out of awareness, rather than according to warrior god’s momentary impulse.

 

Cap

Uranus shifts into your fifth house of recreation, children, and creativity, where it will operate over the next eight years to bring about more freedom. The Taurus New Moon lands in this area of your chart as well, offering a preview of the story that will unfold over the next years. Perhaps your children are growing up and moving out, or perhaps you undertake a new sport, hobby, or creative project. Whatever the precise manifestation, the goal is to allow you to more fully and authentically express yourself. With Mars in your second house of possessions and income, perhaps you are working to turn your hobby into a source of income. Channel Mars’ fire toward getting lots done in this area, and use its connection to Uranus to inspire innovative sources of income.  

 

Aquarius

This month, Uranus moves into your fourth house of home, family, early childhood, and your relationship with your mother or primary caregiver. Pay attention to events that occur mid-month, as they will foreshadow stories that will play out over the rest of the year and into the next eight years. Keep in mind that Uranus’ goal is to bring freedom. Perhaps you will move, or find a creative living situation, perhaps you will come to a deeper understanding of your early childhood and how it’s shaped you, or maybe you will be able to release and forgive members of your family who wronged you. Mars in your first house offers you a little extra fire and drive, just beware of it spilling into aggression or anger--not that there is anything wrong with anger in the right context, but it may not be wise to let the warrior god determine your actions, especially when it is inflamed and perhaps even antagonized by its connection to Uranus. Channel Mars-Uranus toward innovation, creativity, and spontaneity.

 

Pisces

Uranus shifts into your third house of siblings, your mind, and communication, where it will be working for most of the next eight years to bring about more freedom and individuality in these areas of your life. The Taurus New Moon lands in this part of your chart as well, so set your monthly intentions in these areas. If you have siblings, it’s possible your relationships with them will undergo some big shifts which allow you to be more yourself in their presence. Consider the way you communicate, how you speak, write, how you engage with social media. How can you you bring more of yourself to bear in your communications? Forget the “rules”; now is the time to do things differently. The same goes for your mind and thought processes. Notice if you have patterns of thought that keep you bound to some stale version of yourself. Notice if you have thoughts that keep you from being free. Meditation will help you to see your thoughts with detachment and to have space (freedom) in your mind and therefore, your life.

 

 

 




 

April 2018

The potent Full Moon in Libra on March 31st carries us into April. With the polarity between self (Aries) and other (Libra) activated, keep in mind that we are who we are only relation to others (I am me because you are you). A T-Square from the Full Moon to Mars and Saturn suggests that a disciplined and long-term approach to public role and responsibilities could help ease tension. There is a New Moon in Aries on April 15th, conjunct with Uranus. Mercury stations direct at the same time. This is a powerful and radical new beginning, a time for innovation and originality. (You may wish to wait a few days until Mercury gains some speed to set any intentions, or initiate action.) Finally on April 29th, we have a Full Moon in Scorpio, highlighting embodiment, sensuality, and sexuality.

 

Aries

Happy birthday Aries! The month before your birthday, as the sun transits the twelfth house, is a time to go deeply within, to reflect and release the past year. This can be a trying time as repressed and stagnant energies are freed from your depths, and rise up to consciousness for release. By the time your birthday rolls around you are likely to feel a surge of energy and upliftment to carry you into your new year. The Full Moon at the end of March may create tension and opportunity for creative reconciliation between yourself, your partnerships, and your work or vocation. Seek resolution by taking a long-term, disciplined approach to your career. Begin with the vision; set your intentions and take action after the Aries New Moon in mid-April.

 

Taurus

The Full Moon at the end of March may create some tension between your desire for spiritual experience and your mundane, everyday life. Seek resolution through your perception. How can you integrate spirituality into your daily life? Seek an understanding of the situation that is bigger than contradiction, that makes room for all possibilities, and all parts of you. A long-term approach to your personal philosophy, education, new-experiences, and travel can also aid in resolving this tension. Much of the activity in April occurs in your twelfth house, your unconscious mind. This astrology works to churn your depths, to bring what has been repressed and stagnant to the surface; so you can become more aware, so you can process, so you can release. While sometimes trying, this process leads to healing and greater comfort with yourself.

 

Gemini

The Full Moon at the end of March may see some tension between your community, your desires, and your most intimate ties. Seek resolution through intimacy, first with yourself, then with others. Resolution lies also in understanding that larger forces are at work; you are undergoing an initiation of sorts; the universe has its own divine order that we don’t always understand. Make a commitment to your own self-discovery. Use of the occult, (astrology, tarot, magic) could be very effective. With the Sun transiting your eleventh house, there is a focus this month on your community, networks, friendships, and the groups you belong to. Set intentions and begin anew in this area after the Aries New Moon mid-month.

 

Cancer

The Full Moon at the end of March may indicate some tension between family, work, and partnerships. The solution lies in your relation to partnership: seek to honour your own needs, while also taking into account the needs and perspectives of those with whom you are in relationship. Are you afraid of intimacy? Intimacy requires we let go of ourselves, it IS scary, but incredibly rewarding. It requires patience and working through problems within relationship. With the Sun transiting your tenth house, the focus in April is on your career (or calling). If this area of your life has been stalled, begin with the vision. Plan to move forward after the mid-April New Moon which brings more energy and forward movement to your career house.

 

Leo

The Full Moon at the end of March may indicate some tension between your perceptions & beliefs (your particular way of parsing experience and understanding the world), and your daily life (work, tasks, routines, health). Make the most of this energy by focusing on a particular goal or task, a long-term project, something you can commit to and see through to the end. Take a long-term, disciplined approach to your health. How can you shift your perspective or attitude so as to relieve the tension, guilt, anxiety, or fear you feel? The second half of April brings more and more focus to your personal philosophy and beliefs. There is an opportunity for a radical departure--a sudden release of beliefs that have kept you bound.

 

Virgo

With a Saturn-Mars conjunction in your fifth house, you may feel blocked in your creative expression or in your sense of enjoyment. The key to resolving this blockage is to focus on a particular task or project, something longterm that you can commit yourself too. The irony is, it’s this kind of focus and dedication that will bring you more joy and a sense of play. There’s a need as well at this time to define boundaries--to carve out space for yourself, and space for intimacy; to clarify what to keep for yourself, and what to share. There is a significant focus throughout April on intimacy. Set your intentions after the Aries New Moon mid-month. Intimacy requires we release control and enter into the abyss. That can be scary! But the rewards are rich.

 

Libra

The Full Moon in your sign at the end of March may indicate some tension between yourself, your partnerships, and your family or home life. Long-term, patient commitment to family/home life will release the tension. Seek the balance between your own needs and the needs of those you are close with. Don’t neglect yourself for the sake of others. The Aries New Moon mid-month brings the focus squarely to partnerships. Set your intentions, clarify the attitude with which you approach your closest relationships, clarify your vision of what you desire, how you wish to relate. With Uranus conjunct the New Moon, a radical or original approach is in order.

 

Scorpio

The Mars-Saturn conjunction in early April may indicate a blockage to communication, or a troubled mind. Take a focused, disciplined, and long-term approach to your own mind and communication. You may wish to commit to meditation or another practice that disciplines the mind, or commit to learning to refine your communication skills. The Aries New Moon mid-month offers you a new beginning and a newfound forward momentum with regards to work and daily routine. With Uranus conjunct the New Moon, take an innovate, original approach to your schedule and work-life, and ensure there is room for spontaneity.

 

Sag

Early April’s Mars-Saturn conjunction in your second house may indicate a blockage in your income or sense of self-worth. Your ability to provide for yourself may be in tension with your community and your creativity. Seek a disciplined, long term approach to your income. Seek to uncover the psychology underneath; do you feel you deserve to experience abundance? Begin with clarity and intention; take action in the second half of the month, after Mercury is moving forward again. Mid-April’s Aries New Moon brings new beginnings and forward momentum to your creative projects, your self-expression, romance, play, and pleasure. With Uranus conjunct the New Moon, harness spontaneity and originality.

 

Capricorn

The Full Moon at the end of March may bring some tension between your family/home-life, your career, and your own personal needs. Seek resolution through embodying discipline and focus. Delayed gratification at this time is in order. The predominant focus in April is in your fourth house of family and home-life. Give some extra attention to this part of your life, and come the New Moon mid-month, set intentions and prepare for new beginnings in this area. What do you desire to manifest? What is your long-term vision of home and family? With Uranus conjunct the New Moon, radical and original approaches are most likely to succeed.

 

Aquarius

The Full Moon at the end of March activates all aspects of your mind: your unconscious, your thought processes, your intuition, your beliefs, and worldview are all in conversation. There is some tension, some contradiction within the structures of your mind. Seek to shift your beliefs, or find a higher perspective in which what appears to be in contradiction is integrated. With the Sun and Mercury transiting your third house this month, this is a time to clarify your means of communication. How can you be clear and direct and also kind and compassionate? The New Moon mid-month offers you a new beginning in this area.

 

Pisces

The central focus for you in April is on income, resources, self-sufficiency; and underlying all of these: self-worth. Notice the subtle ways in which you undermine your own value through your beliefs, thoughts, and actions. Come the Aries New-Moon mid-month, set your intentions in this area. WIth Uranus conjunct the New Moon, an innovative, original approach is most likely to succeed. One way to increase resources is to reduce expenses rather than to increase income. But any number of creative means of sustaining oneself exist, and they always begin with how we perceive ourself and treat ourself.

 

March 2018

Aries

The fruits of your labour ripen early in the month with a Full Moon and grand trine activating your career and money houses. What do you come to understand about the way you work, how you serve, your daily routine, your health and diet? With five planets in your twelfth house, March sees a serious uprooting of your unconscious. Often, parts of ourselves get relegated to the unconscious because we are ashamed or afraid of them. But you are now ready to integrate more of who you really are into your conscious understanding of yourself. The work you have to do now is to release the shame and fear that have been instilled by a culture that seeks to have us be less than who we are. By mid-month, the energy shifts predominantly into your sign, so prepare for an influx of energy and attention.


Taurus

The Full Moon at the beginning of the month in your fifth house delivers a healthy dose of play, pleasure, romance, and creativity. Are you sharing or completing a creative project? Or perhaps you’re coming to a deeper understand of the role that pleasure and creativity play in your life. There is also a potent opportunity for sexual healing at this time--be it healing wounds around sexuality or healing through sexuality itself. With five planets in your eleventh house, the first half of March brings much energy to your social life and dreams for the future. Get out there and make new connections, have fun, and dream big. By mid-month, the focus shifts to your unconscious mind, and the planets are really stirring things up there, all with the intention of helping you see yourself more clearly.


 

Gemini

The Virgo Full Moon at the beginning of March lights up your house of home and family, bringing some story to completion or culmination (perhaps you move, finish a home project, or visit with family), and bringing more awareness to your unconscious mind. Pay attention to those quiet thoughts that so easily slip by, and you may catch a glimpse of how the dynamics within your family have shaped your psychology. Feel into your roots in order to heal and grow taller. With five planets in your tenth house, this month supports you in growing into your career and/or your passion, helping you to release self-doubt and do more of what you love. What do you wish to accomplish? How do you wish to contribute? Set your intentions following the New Moon on the 17th.

 

Cancer

With the Full Moon in your third house in early March, you may catch a glimpse of the inner workings of your mind. There is an opportunity to see how your worldview--your background assumptions and vision of the world--shapes your everyday thought processes, and how these in turn shape your experience. The funny thing about the mind--even if it’s always on the go, and right there within us, so often we don’t even notice it. Yet, awareness works magic--just through becoming aware of what had been unconscious, patterns begin to alter, change becomes possible. So pay attention to your thoughts. And then use all the Pisces energy to imagine and instill a worldview that nourishes you, rather than accepting the world you’ve inherited through family and culture. The second half of the month, the energy shifts to your house of career. Time to get to work!

 

Leo

The Full Moon at the beginning of March may reveal to you something about the ways in which you do or do not value yourself and your resources. This is an opportunity to foster a greater sense of self-worth and invite greater abundance. With five planets in your eighth house, the key word for you this month is Intimacy, whether in the form of sexuality, financial arrangements, energetic exchanges, or diving deep into your own soul. You’re learning how to be true to your own boundaries, which allows you to safely get close to others. How are you sharing your space, resources, sexuality, money, energy with others? Harness the Piscean vibes to dream big and create the sorts of intimate bonds you most desire.

Virgo

Early March’s Full Moon in your sign offers you a burst of energy and puts you in the spotlight. This signals a major completion or culmination, the beginning and ending of a chapter. Something about yourself is being revealed, or perhaps you are completing a project or sharing something publicly. Are you sharing yourself with others in a deeper more authentic way? The world needs you, Virgo. Don’t ever think you are insignificant. With five planets in your relationship house this month, you have much time and love for your people, and opportunities for fated encounters abound. Harness Pisces’ gift for dreaming to imagine into being the relationships you desire.

Libra

In early March, a grand Earth trine unites the parts of your chart relating to the mind. The March 1st Full Moon in your twelfth house, makes the unconscious conscious. You are making progress when it comes to understanding yourself more deeply. You have courageously ventured into the depths to face what has been lurking in the shadows, and you now reap rewards of your efforts. Even with this activation of the depths of your mind, there is much focus this month on your day-to-day life, routine, health, diet, and you are likely to find yourself busy. The question is how can you bring what you’ve learned about yourself and your soul into harmony with everyday life?

 

Scorpio

Your social life is coalescing. You’ve spent time with your friends and loved ones and have worked hard to create community. This month, you’re feeling the rewards of your efforts, with a grand earth trine uniting your social houses. The Full Moon on March 1st lights up your house of social networks, friendship, and organizations, bringing fruition and culmination, but also revealing something: what do you glimpse now under the light of the full moon? What do you understand now about your friendships and networks and how they relate your personal and subjective way of being? The true potency this month lies in your creativity, with five planets in your fifth house. Take the time to be creative and to play and have fun. The New Moon on the 17th offers a new beginning when it comes to a creative project, sport, or more generally, in your authenticity.

 

Sagittarius

With a grand Earth trine activating your money and work houses, and Saturn in your house of money and resources, it’s clear you’ve been working to get your finances in order even if you have complex feelings around money. Your consciousness is expansive enough to contain paradox. Attending to your resources sends a clear message to the universe that you respect money as a symbol of energy, and the universe will respond by sending more your way. Your new found organization around finances feeds into your career success. With a Full Moon in your career house, you receive recognition, the fruits of your labour ripen, and you are offered a glimpse of something new. WIth five planets in your fourth house, the relation between your career and your home life is clarified. And if you don’t feel like leaving home, don’t--as much as possible anyway. Take the time now to retreat, rest, and dream.

 

Capricorn

The predominant focus this month is in your mind, with a lineup of planets in your third house, and a full moon in your ninth house. Perhaps you are paying more attention to how your assumptions and beliefs affect your experience. Perhaps you are seeing more clearly your patterns of thought. The first half of March is a wonderful time for writing or reading poetry, making or listening to music, enjoying fantasy and the imagination. You are likely to be more creative than ever now, especially when it comes to communicating creatively. By mid-month the focus shifts to your home and family, and the aspects of your psychology that were shaped by your family dynamics.

 

Aquarius

With five planets in your house of income, resources, and self-worth, this is an area of significant focus for you. Your best tactic is to harness Pisces’ knack for dreaming and going with the flow to manifest abundance through the path of least resistance. Release the thoughts that tell you you are not enough, know that you are infinitely worthy. Early March’s Full Moon shines a light in your eighth house, revealing secrets around intimacy: how do you share, what do you share, where are your boundaries, what are your needs? Is there reciprocity and flow when it comes to your resources, including time, energy, material resources, and space, as well as money? If not with each person with whom you exchange, then with the universe itself? Aim for a balance of receiving and giving, acceptance and release.

 

Pisces

You are in the spotlight, Pisces, with 5 planets and an asteroid all in your sign for the first half of March. Bask in the light, and share it with those you love. Take full advantage of these Piscean vibes to do less, go with the flow, sleep, dream, imagine, bathe. Do you full tilt (or no tilt at all as the case may be). The Full Moon on March 1st brings culmination, fruition, and awareness to your relationships. Where is the balance between self and other? Do you speak to your own needs as well as attending the needs of those you love? Mid-month, the energy begins to shift into your second house, take this time to bolster your self-worth and consider your finances and resources.

February 2018

 

Aries

Aries, at heart you are the embodiment of courage. And one of the most courageous acts is to see ourselves clearly; to own up to the ways in which we are less than perfect, and also to acknowledge our hidden gifts. You have every right to pleasure, but is it possible that the way in which you’ve been satisfying your desires is more ego-laden than you’d thought? The difficult talk is to discern healthy from unhealthy indulgence without getting caught up in guilt and judgement. Have the courage also to see your own creative genius. And then get to work expressing your one-of-a-kind soul in the most passionate, beautiful, and creative way that you can.

 

Taurus

The ego is shaped in early childhood, in response to our primary caregiver and the household we were born into. The ego forms as a way to protect us, as an adaptation to survive the sometimes chaotic, sometimes unkind world. And now in adulthood, some of those reactionary mechanisms that were so necessary to our survival can interfere with our happiness, our ability to share our gifts and Work with world, and to live peacefully with housemates, partners, and family. There is some truth about yourself that is asking to be revealed. When you glimpse it, be kind to yourself--you were doing what you needed to do to survive. But now it’s time to grow out of reaction and into response.

 

Gemini

Many spiritual traditions teach that we are not our thoughts. We are not even the thinker of our thoughts--rather, we are the infinite, ineffable consciousness--so much bigger, so much more magical than the mind, thought, language. Thought is useful--when we don’t identify with it. Take a step back. Observe your thoughts. Get to know your own mind by watching it. Learn how to keep from getting drawn into the cycling of thought. Stay in your body, stay in your soul, stay in your heart. The more you practice this, the more you will learn to discern which thoughts stem from ego, and which ones grow from love.

 

Cancer

You need security, stability, a solid foundation. You need to know you are safe. You need to trust those close to you with your deep, inner emotions. But true and lasting security is a spiritual act, not a material one. No matter how much money we make, or whether we own our own home, or whether we have insurance coverage, or how many prize possessions we own--we’ll never feel completely comforted. Put your trust in the universe and you will be taken care of. Believe in abundance that can manifest in a multitude of creative ways, and discover the joy of a truly rich life.

 

Leo

You have truly magical gifts to offer the world. You are deeply creative, you are a performer, a joker, a king, a queen. You are here to shine your light, to bring more joy and laughter to the world. Leo energy is a big responsibility. The attention a Leo draws can easily corrupt the soul. Know that your creativity is not yours; it’s the energy of the universe flowing through you. Know that your charisma belongs to the Sun. Accept praise and criticism with grace, knowing that it’s not really about you anyway.

 

Virgo

Is some difficult to discern truth welling up from the depths of your unconscious? What have your dreams been telling you? Tune in to the symbolic layer of reality. Nothing is truly mundane; there is spiritual significance to everything, archetypal resonance to the most banal affairs. To gain self-knowledge, and self-mastery requires venturing into the dark depths of the psyche. The secret to staying safe in the darkness, is to keep the flame in your heart alive, to stay in love. Then whatever dragons you meet down there will reveal to you your riches.

 

Libra

Your social life is important to you. You want so badly for everyone to get along. And perhaps you want to keep the peace to such an extent that sometimes you’re not entirely honest. You may not lie, outright. But withholding information, smoothing things over, hiding your true feelings--these are all forms of dishonesty. I know you mean well. You don’t want your loved ones to worry about you when you’re down. You don’t want to hurt people by telling them you’re angry, hurt, jealous, sad. But keeping the peace on the surface only causes more turmoil in the long run. Come clean, say it like it is, be direct even if it ruffles some feathers. You’ll find deeper peace in the long run.

 

Scorpio

If you could only get out of your head, Scorpio, your career would soar. Keep your ego out of it. Your success has nothing to do with you. You are meant to serve the greater good from a place of love and detachment. All your strategizing and analyzing will only take you so far. At the end of the day, it’s love, creativity, and joy that will take you to new heights. And wow do you have at your disposal immense depths of love and passion to bring to bear to the Work you have to share. Envision how you wish to serve the collective, ask to be of service, and release attachment to the outcome. When you stop caring who shows up, who listens, who follows you, or likes you--that’s when you’ll really come into your own.


 

Sag

You’ve journeyed far and wide to come to your particular view of the world. You’ve worked harder than most to question everything, to release assumptions, to overcome conditioning, to build your philosophy from the ground up. You know what is true for you. And that is beautiful. But don’t stop there. Don’t let your structure harden. Keep at it. Keep questioning, keep revising your foundation, keep wondering, learning, and growing. Beware of thinking you have it all figured out, or that you know the truth. Those are thoughts that would have us grow old. The beautiful thing about this journey you’re on is that there is no end to it.

 

Capricorn

You have many responsibilities. You accomplish much. But if you don’t take the time to soften into intimacy, what is it all for? Boundaries are necessary, but have they become too restrictive? It takes great courage to open the heart, to let others in, to let yourself in. Start by finding intimacy with yourself; look into your soul, hear your truth, acknowledge how you really feel, access your vulnerability. And then, if you so desire, let other people in as well. Release those ego parts of you keeping you from connection.

 

Aquarius

Every soul is unique--but you; especially so. You have little patience for conformity or the status quo. And what a beautiful thing that is. You model for others how they too might be more themselves. But there is risk in being a nonconformist: what happens when what you believe is what others believe? When what you like is what others like? What happens in those instances when you find that you are actually NOT so different? Are you able then to be true to yourself by following the crowd? By not standing out? By accepting the status quo? The irony is that to be a true rebel means sometimes not rebelling at all.

 

Pisces

Sometimes, the most spiritual acts are the most mundane. Spiritual wholeness means taking care of business, going to work, running errands, paying the bills, going to the gym, visiting the doctor, living daily life--while maintaining an eye for the symbolic, staying present in the body, acting from love, practicing equanimity. Daily life can be one of the most profound spiritual practices. You have a knack, Pisces, for staying in the heart, for understanding that we are all ultimately one. Now work to integrate that knowing into ordinary life.