A symbolic reading for the week ahead, direct from the third eye of Sandra Sitron, a.k.a. Strong Eye Astrology…
Sagittarius :: Sagittarius Rising
A stand of pine trees. You are ready to grow tall and you are ready to combine forces. Gather with like minds. Identify yourself among a group of peers. Don’t shy away from the truth of who you are. Embrace yourself. Be loud and bold and be fully you. If you’ve felt pulled in different directions, now is your time to get really clear about your course. Sit quietly and breathe this week. Be quiet like a tree for awhile. Find your center. and then move definitively in one direction. Adjust, adapt and then lead.
Capricorn :: Capricorn Rising
A wave pool. It’s time to soak up positivity and love. Can you open to receiving love? The more that you open your heart to universal and inclusive love, the more that the waves of irritation will subside. Some trivial, everyday things may be taking up too much energy. That energy could instead be used for higher purposes. Nobody is perfect, that means you and me and everyone else. You don’t have to teach the lessons, or hold anyone to a high standard right now. Instead, choose to focus on waves of intangible love. Let the everyday annoyances go. Put yourself in the flow of acceptance.
Aquarius :: Aquarius Rising
A crystal mountain. It’s time for you to charge up. Charge yourself with positivity and get your highest dreams and goals in motion. Think of yourself as a conduit right now. What kind of energy are you wanting to channel? Get clear and focused about your dreams, hopes and aspirations. Something about how you are thinking is ready to shift. Be careful not to take yourself too seriously. Keep your energy light. If you have been too concrete and fixed in your thinking, try to be a little bit more philosophical. If you have been distracted, try to focus. Most of all, keep your thoughts positive. We’ve all got issues, but you don’t need to get bogged down in yours right now. Stay focused on the dream.
Pisces :: Pisces Rising
A trapeze artist working the aerial hoops. Allow yourself to soar. People see you right now. You are very visible. You must take up the mantle of responsibility. You must show up. This is the time when you get called out if you aren’t being perfectly accountable. So, use this heightened visibility it to your advantage. When you are accountable, you are also respected and remembered. You have the power right now to reach great heights in your career. Make a plan and execute the plan. Follow through. Clear up those issues that keep popping up and have never been resolved. Get all your ducks in a row, so to speak. It will require some work. But you should have the attention span. Any work you do will pay off, so go for it.
Aries :: Aries Rising
A hunter moving stealthily through the forest. You are yearning for something. You can let the feeling lead you. Explore it. What does this yearning mean to you? Does it show you something you are lacking (a need,) or does it show you a desire (a want?) It’s good for you to have wants and needs, because they will help you create your future. But it’s also good to be philosophical about your wants and needs so that they don’t drive you to compulsion. This is a time for you to become very philosophical. Find the inspiration that sits just right with you. Seek out new ideas. Learn from the great teachers. An important thing to remember about philosophy is that it must be adaptive and not fixed. Don’t get stuck in a philosophy that is no longer serving you. Keep upgrading. Keep learning. Keep hunting.
Taurus :: Taurus Rising
Tadpoles swimming. It’s time for transformation. Inside-out transformation. Who are you ready to become? You must be ready to let go if you want to move forward. Let yourself flow in the pool of your feelings. Feel them all deeply so that you can move on. Poise yourself to forgive. This is deep work. It takes time and commitment. Carve out some room to nurture your evolving soul. Don’t push yourself too hard, but be determined to shift. You may not be comfortable during the process. Embrace that! Don’t let a little emotional discomfort stop you from growing. Lean into the chaos of emotions and the unknown. Let go.
Gemini :: Gemini Rising
Square dancing. This is your chance to set intentions about how you want to be in partnership. Don’t stay stuck in the same old dance moves. Surprise yourself by rewriting the steps. In relationship you detest boredom and stuck-ness. So make sure that your vision for an ideal relationship is not being bogged down by the status quo. You are the creator of your life. Get out the pen and draft it to your liking. Don’t focus on what you assume is possible, given the circumstances, or the existing patterns. Think about what you desire. And then share and communicate that vision. Meanwhile, practice being a good listener. It’s a dance.
Cancer :: Cancer Rising
Tea and cake. You may be inspired to improve yourself. Form healthier habits. Let go of habits that are no longer serving you. You are ready to take yourself to the next level in efficiency. Your current goal is to refine and improve your life. The symbol of “tea and cake” reminds you to keep a little sweetness in your day. Don’t forget to stay stimulated. But balance these out with the most elegant form of of nurturance— moderation. Create a moderate approach to daily planning. For example, if you want start an exercise program, don’t over-do it— start small. But be consistent. Think of yourself as “improving.” These aren’t big gestures. These are micro-improvements balanced out with fun and pleasure. Make changes that will get you to where you want to be.
Leo :: Leo Rising
A sunflower. Your desire to be creative can at times be overwhelming. This may be one of those times. Lean into it anyway. Don’t be afraid. You are here to shine, and now is the time. Keep looking toward the sunny places. Keep responding to hate with love. Holding back your creative spirit is only being ungenerous. So be loving and creative. You may choose to avoid stimulants for a few days early this week, to heighten your intuition and zero in on what you truly desire. Aim to clear your mind so that your spirt can shine through like a flower reaching toward the sun.
Virgo :: Virgo Rising
A repetitive drum beat. Use sound to help you break out of your normal mindset. You are ready to set up new patterns in your home life, or with your family. This could even apply to restructuring the belief systems you developed in childhood. Sound can help you create a meditative zone so that you can zero in on what is ready to shift. When you do this kind of deep restructuring, it is good to have support. Make a list of all of the different people who support you in your life, they can be people you know, or people you are inspired by. Trust your intuition to guide you to the kind of sound that will best help you break into a deeper state of meditation and healing. Let your emotions flow and know that you are safe and supported in your process of growth.
Libra :: Libra Rising
An operator’s switchboard. You are making new connections. Learn. Grow. Don’t stop striving for the kind of knowledge that will sustain you. Improve yourself by continuing your education in whatever field is most relevant to you right now. You may receive information from unexpected sources. Your close friends or immediate family may be a source of education. Ask yourself where you can improve your understanding of the basics in a way that might be most helpful to you now. There is always room for improvement in the basics. Now is the time to seek it out. This is also a good time to journal. Organize your thoughts. Make concrete plans. Discuss. Share your knowledge with others.
Scorpio :: Scorpio Rising
The earthworm tills the soil. Get grounded. Dig in real deep to the core of who you are. Meditate on your root chakra. Remind yourself that you are secure, even if it is a spiritual security. Your symbol suggests that you are ready to feel stable. You can feel nourished by Mother Earth. You can feel that what you are doing is sustainable. You just have to be sure that you deserve to have your needs be met. Make it into a prayer. Let go of any fears that your needs won’t be met. Trust. Create a simple mantra that reminds you of safety and wholeness. Repeat it to yourself in times of doubt. Let it sink in.