THE VIRGO WAXING QUARTER MOON WANTS YOU TO USE FRICTION FOR GROWTH

Following last week’s New Moon in Gemini, the Virgo Waxing Quarter Moon’s frictional challenges offer us fodder for luscious growth, says Jennifer Racioppi. Let the uphill climb propel you forward! Artwork: Seana Gavin.

Waxing Quarter Moon :: June 1 2017 :: 8:42 am EST :: 11 degrees Virgo 

With the Summer Solstice just three weeks away, June kicks off the opening square to last week’s New Moon in Gemini. Unlike New Moons, which bring fertile and harmonious alignments for new beginnings, Quarter Moons ask us to handle curveballs with grace.

So use this moment in the lunar cycle to check in on any intentions you set at the New Moon last week and see what (if any) adjustments you need to make.  Good news: Venus, who rules beauty trines Saturn, who governs structure, auspiciously supporting the realignment of goals. Boom! 

:: The Sun ::
The Gemini Sun in an applying trine to good luck Jupiter in Libra ushers in luscious growth. While the exact trine to Jupiter happens on the 3rd, we can feel the energy building during this quarter moon. (Trines support manifestation—massively!)

This aspect helps us feel exciting summer vibes as we engage the social energy of Gemini season, strengthening bonds with those we love while meeting new people too! Yet the Sun also squares Neptune and this Moon is in Virgo, so be careful for blind spots and see what information you might have missed- stay focused on the details and don’t let important matters slip by.

:: The Moon ::
The Moon in Virgo squares the Sun and opposes Neptune, forming a mutable T-square in the sky. Given that the Moon represents our emotional needs, our inner world may feel a bit unsettled today—a mutable T-square can feel confusing, especially with Neptune in the mix.

However, if we surrender to the Virgo impulse to work dutifully on behalf of staying in integrity, we may just find that any disruptive feelings ultimately help us expedite our purpose and the fruition of our goals. Now is the time to use any friction on behalf of our growth …

:: The Square :: 
With the Sun in Gemini waxing to her zenith at the Summer Solstice, and simultaneously squaring the Moon in Virgo and Neptune in Pisces while forming an applying trine to Jupiter, we need to take a detail-oriented approach so we can grow into our full potential. Gemini, not always the most detailed-oriented sign, can overlook essential information for the big picture. Yet, the Virgo Moon answers the call of duty, bringing us back to basics. Thank the Goddess!

:: The Message :: 
The Moon’s call today guides you to check your blind spots, and to see any curveballs as an appropriate challenge that supports the manifestation of your New Moon intentions set last week. The detailed oriented, humble Virgo Moon asks you to stay responsible and engaged, even though things may feel tricky or uncomfortable. The good news is, with so much positivity brewing in the cosmos, sticking with it leads to rewards.

Do. Not. Give. Up. Instead, stay focused and let any friction become fodder for your growth! 

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HOW THESE TAROT CARDS EXPLAIN JUNE 2017

Welcome to sweet, sun-kissed summertime! Pack up your beach bag and don’t forget to bring the perfect tarot cards for June 2017, says Melinda Lee Holm.

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As we leave the blossoming of Spring behind and head into the cultivation of Summer, June brings the promise of a new era of personal growth and development. We will be challenged to see clearly, to get in touch with our deepest desires, to integrate the lessons of the past so we can expand into the future, and to honor both the yin and yang as indispensible parts of our whole beings.

Let June’s tarot guides lead the way … (to be used in conjunction with the monthly Tarotscopes for your sign by Lindsay Mack!)

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:: 6/09  Jupiter Stations Direct in Libra – The World :: 

This planet of expansion has been retrograde since February 5 of this year, giving us the chance carefully consider the steps we are taking to develop personally and professionally. When she stations direct on the 9th, we are in a great position to use all of that gathered wisdom to grow purposefully and consciously, and Libra’s influence will bring a touch of beauty and partnership to the mix.

The Major Arcana’s final card, The World, represents the birth of a new era built upon the work and completion of a previous cycle. In the card, we see a figure with her legs positioned in the shape of Jupiter’s symbol floating in a womb-like container, surrounded by watchful celestial allies. She pauses now, taking in the greatness of the cycle she has completed so she can fully integrate the wisdom of this phase before she steps into the next, knowing that the Universe will be here to support her continued growth.

Calling in The World:

  • Spend a day alone at the spa (or the beach, or in the tub)—emerge feeling reborn
  • Eat figs—they are associated with Jupiter’s fecundity
  • Give yourself a clean slate by clearing out your desk, your closet, or your whole house
  • Add a drop or 2 of food-grade Frankincense oil to your juice or tea—the strong anti-inflammatory properties of the resin will help calm your body from the inside out

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:: 6/12  School’s Out! – 7 of Cups :: 

Whether you’re in school or not, now is a great time to get into the ‘school’s out’ mentality and focus on following your bliss. Forget about what you think you should be doing or should be desiring, ignore the chatter telling you what success looks like, and explore your heart’s true desires on these long gorgeous days of sun and leisure.

With the 7 of Cups as our guide, we can take a minute to turn on, tune in, and drop out of the rat race and into our own personal paradise. The Rider-Waite illustration shows us that the outer trappings of glory we grasp for —beauty, riches, a big house, a dragon!—are incomparable to the emotional fulfillment that comes from finding that magical something that sets our heart on fire. Symbolized by the draped, glowing figure in the central cup, this intangible light of joy is the source of true bliss.

Calling in the 7 of Cups:

  • Wear or carry raw or cut Ruby—the stone helps ignite the heart’s true passion
  • Volunteer for a cause you are passionate about
  • Go on vacation, even for a day—without your phone and computer
  • Wear loose fitting clothing, allowing your body to move completely without restriction, following its own bliss!
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:: 6/18  Father’s Day – King of Pentacles :: 

Tradition in the US has pulled the holiday away from its Catholic roots and toward a more personal celebration of the bond between Dads and their kids. It’s an important holiday in a culture that does not tend to reward men for the nurturing, understanding, and caring qualities they need to be great fathers.

The King of Pentacles, the Tarot’s nurturing patriarch, provides us with a wonderful example of the power of gentle masculinity. He leads with a velvet touch, encouraging everything and everyone around him to grow and thrive as best fits their individuality. This laid back, supportive nature combined with his readiness to fight for those around him (note the armor peeking out from beneath his robe) make the King of Pentacles my pick for best Dad of the deck.

Calling in the King of Pentacles:

  • Dress decadently—patterns, colors, fabrics—wear what feels regal!
  • Meditate with Clear Calcite—it promotes unconditional love and helps clear any blockages to giving or receiving it
  • Plant wildflowers or other plants native to your area
  • Commit to only giving advice when it is asked for

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:: 6/20  Summer Solstice – The Sun :: 

Summer Solstice festivals in agrarian societies honored the fire of life and the drive to plant and produce in hopes of a bountiful harvest. Metaphorically, it’s a time to invigorate our personal goals and plans with this renewed fire.

The message of The Sun card is ‘what you see is what you get.’ This can be a challenging energy if what you see is not what you want to believe. But once we push past the loss of the created narrative, we can feel the relief of simply being able to trust what is present rather than obsessing over the past or fantasizing about the future. The Sun calls us to see and believe in the here and now.

Calling in The Sun:

  • Go outside and bask in the rays! (don’t forget your sunblock)
  • Decorate your space with fresh sunflowers
  • Wear or carry Fluorite—the mental clarity it provides help tap into the psychic illumination The Sun card offers
  • Eat citrus fruits—the cleansing properties of citrus will help you to stay clear and present

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NUMINOUS TAROTSCOPES: JUNE 2017

Cast and channeled by Lindsay Mack using The Starchild Tarot.

Numinous tarotscopes June 2017

GEMINI :: GEMINI RISING
The Wheel of Fortune

Happy birthday, sweet Gemini! You will be moving through the sacred and mysterious energy of The Wheel of Fortune this month, an amazing frequency to begin a new cycle in. To put it simply, change is afoot. Energetically, a new chapter has begun in your life, one that will unfold and reveal itself to you through the coming year. Wheel of Fortune is essentially offering you a clean slate. Starting this month, you get to decide what you want your life to be. What are you ready to step into, and to walk away from?

There’s never been a better time to zero in on these aspects of your life, to become more deeply aware of your desires. The Wheel does promise powerful transformation, but one we are asked to have a hand in. Be present this month, Gemini. That is the best way you can show up for this powerful change. Emphasize trust, mental clarity, and personal empowerment. Inquire deeply and critically around all aspects of your life—if even one part of it is not serving you, be willing to plant the seed of a new intention for change. Make choices that are aligned with what you desire, not what you believe you have to endure.

All of these actions, internal or external, work to keep the Wheel spinning in our favor. It is possible for an enormous amount to shift for you on a cellular level this year, so kick it off by going within and getting clear. Such a frequency calls to mind the beautiful, and much cited Mary Oliver quote: “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” Allow this holy question to be a deep mantra for your soul this month, Gemini—you are co-creating your future with the Universe. Let it be glorious.

Cast by Lindsay Mack using the Starchild Tarot. Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Lindsay here and follow her on Instagram.

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CANCER :: CANCER RISING
Four of Swords

Think of the month of June as a gentle time-out for your nervous system, Cancer. Your brain and body really need a break. These last few months have not been easy on any of you, so be willing to rebalance the energy by taking a much needed soul sabbatical. Cool it with social media, if you find that that takes up a lot of your personal bandwidth. Avoid too much overworking, too much output, and too much consuming.

Go within, and give yourself the gift of some sweet solitary time. If you choose to be social, take care to spend your precious energy and time on those who refill your well, rather than drain it of its resources. These acts of self care are an essential part of honoring the medicine of 4 of Swords, which provides us with the organic space to take a mental break. Honoring the invitation of this card yields many gifts, including a reset of the nervous system, the chance to clear away any energies that don’t belong to you, and a fresh start on the other side of the break.

If you’ve been in deep emotions or depression, this time will give you the chance to heal, or to see if you need to reach out for more support going forward. If you’ve been in flux with relationships, friendships, career, or personal work, this will provide you with the chance to get clear on why that might be, and what you can do to shift it. It might not be the sexiest card, but it’s bringing a vitally important invitation your way. Give yourself what you so deeply need, and lavish yourself with the gift of space, time, deep breaths, and love. You’ll be back on the other side in no time.

Cast by Lindsay Mack using the Starchild Tarot. Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Lindsay here and follow her on Instagram.

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LEO :: LEO RISING
Three of Swords

First things first: please don’t fear the presence of Three of Swords this month, Leo. Although it is not the bubbliest of cards (aka, not at all), it does hold deep medicine for you this month. I encourage you to welcome it with open arms—and a deep, calming breath for good measure. Three of Swords in your monthly pull does not mean that you will have a month filled with heartbreak. It does not mean that a betrayal is imminent. It doesn’t even necessarily mean that it’ll even be a tough or negatively tinged time for you.

What it does mean is that you are being invited to upgrade and shift the way you identify with and absorb mental drama, blame or guilt, from yourself or from external sources. By saying no thank you to the mental merry go round, you open yourself up a deeper attention placed on healing and processing of pain; a lovingkindness practice for the wounded heart. In other words, Leo, you’re being invited to come home to yourself in moments of suffering, rather than distract, externalize or dissociate from it. Staying with the heart during difficult moments is so important.

Not only does it allow us to deepen intimacy with ourselves, but it clarifies for us where we might need to get some loving advice and to upgrade our sources of support. Prioritizing the heart is not weakness. Prioritizing our hearts allows us to actually process our pain. It helps us to let go, to communicate, to stand up for ourselves, to apologize. Any moment that you are triggered is a moment you are on the mat, Leo. How will you show up and care for yourself? Choose the heart first and foremost, and the next steps will be clear.

Cast by Lindsay Mack using the Starchild Tarot. Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Lindsay here and follow her on Instagram.

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VIRGO :: VIRGO RISING
Five of Crystals

June is a month of choice for you, Virgo, presented within the lens of Five of Crystals, or Pentacles. This card, like all fives in the Tarot, can be challenging, but it has to be—it is here to teach us how to stay in our center during difficult times. Five of Pentacles can sometimes be felt as an experience of lack, scarcity or financial squeezing. Sometimes it can arise as general stress. When in this energy, we can feel some big fears and doubt. The choice, Virgo, is how you will respond to these thoughts.

Will you freak out, dropping into begging, desperation and mental doomsday scenarios, or will you choose ease and grace? Will you remember that nothing is permanent? Will you remember to stay in the present moment and out of the future? Will you remember to keep your eyes on your own paper? It’s all up to you this month. If you choose truth, you will not only breeze through the energy of the Five of Pentacles, but you will have gained enormous wisdom, strength, trust, and confidence, even through contraction.

The wisdom we gain in any Five is invaluable, as it is whenever we are willing to sit with discomfort like an old friend. When we choose ease and grace instead of resistance in these moments, we become imbued with an inner trust that is unshakable. This is the gift of contraction, as we are often asked to be reminded of in this life. The choice, Virgo, is whether to honor this, or fight it. As you might guess, fighting makes things tougher. On the other hand, honoring it and using our energy shrewdly in moments of discomfort brings tremendous gifts. It’s up to you—choose wisely.

Cast by Lindsay Mack using the Starchild Tarot. Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Lindsay here and follow her on Instagram.

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LIBRA :: LIBRA RISING
Awakening, Rx

June is primed to be an incredibly powerful and potentially transformative month for you, Libra. You may genuinely come out on the other side of this cycle a changed and shifted person, ready to embrace the next great expansion of your life. Judgement, or Awakening, can reroute the course of our very existence. It can melt karma, open our eyes to profound truths, flood us with a-has, and clarify the imperceptible. When we get this card, it means business. It is here to help us to let go of all that doesn’t serve so that we can move forward, free to receive what we desire, moving joyfully into the next phase of our lives.

The question is, Libra, are you ready for that? Are you prepared to truly exorcise what stands in the way of your self acceptance, your birthright, your abundance—even if it’s your own fear and sabotage? You are going to be asked to acknowledge and release some of the oldest layers of self judgement within your being, and to look very compassionately at how these behaviors may be holding you back. You have outgrown these old judgements, so it is time to look critically and honestly at why they might still be arising for you.

If the source of the judgement is an old form of self protection, fear of success or belief you don’t deserve the success you have, be willing to gently but firmly set intentions on upgrading those beliefs in your life. Transformation is absolutely possible this month if you’re willing to dive deep with an open, curious heart. Once you make it to the other side of this invitation, you will have cleared a tremendous space for the new. Goodness, love, abundance and blessings are searching for you, Libra. Make sure you’re leaving the door open to them.

Cast by Lindsay Mack using the Starchild Tarot. Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Lindsay here and follow her on Instagram.

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SCORPIO :: SCORPIO RISING
Two of Swords

Take your space unapologetically this month, Scorpio. Honor any and all of your inner needs. None of it is selfish, and none of it is wasteful. It is all necessary for your wellbeing, and to be able to foster deeper intimacy with yourself. Two of Swords is an invitation to be deeply committed to our mental balance, to return to the realm of our inner life in order to be clear about our funkiest thoughts, beliefs, feelings and experiences. This card, despite the perception people have about it, is truly the picture of self care.

It takes work and courage to clearly and lovingly define our boundaries, to take the time to process our emotions instead of closing our hearts or lashing out. For the sake of your self care, and that of your most cherished relationships, be willing to take steps this month around giving yourself what you need in all arenas, with an extra dose of love and attention to your brain chemistry. Remember, sweet Scorpio: balance is not a fixed state. It is constantly in motion, always in flux. You can allow a devotion to balance to be your mindfulness practice this month, checking in with yourself as often as you’re called to, making adjustments as you go.

Anything you need to achieve and maintain this balance, whether it’s working out, emphasizing time at your altar, pulling Tarot cards, cooking yourself nourishing meals, or taking long walks, give it to yourself unconditionally. When you are emotionally triggered or rocked this month, it is doubly important for you to reach for your tools of self care. By taking space and nourishing yourself in those moments, rather than shutting down, you pave a path to deeper intimacy with others, and deeper intimacy with yourself.

Cast by Lindsay Mack using the Starchild Tarot. Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Lindsay here and follow her on Instagram.

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SAGITTARIUS :: SAGITTARIUS RISING
Page of Wands

June is going to be a beautiful month for you, Sagittarius. The cycle ahead will be brimming with new beginnings and exciting opportunities for you, all presented within the lens of Page of Wands. Page of Wands is a court card that blends the double elimentation of Earth and Fire to infuse us with a kind of rooted idealism in our lives. The Page of Wands has learned to pause before leaping into a passionate venture, allowing her thoughts to collect, her mind to focus, and her fire to be grounded in a healthier way.

There is no more burnout or exhaustion for this archetype; she has learned to breathe and inquire before she takes on a new task. If it doesn’t align with her body and soul, she says no. In addition, this card also allows us to fully and completely clear the past so we may leap into the future in a mindful way, avoiding the crunch of stacking too many things on top of each other in our creative process. Like all Pages, this card is full of enthusiasm and idealism, but very wise —just like you, Sagittarius.

You are coming home to your roots in Page of Wands, turning over a new energetic leaf as you walk forward into the energy of the month ahead. Put simply, you are rebirthing. It is most definitely time for a new venture, a new project, a new career path, or a big move. You are ready, your soul is hungry, and this month is the start of something big in that arena. You have the capacity to make huge strides toward manifesting this vision in the month of June—just make sure you honor a measured pace, fully closing the proverbial doors behind you as you step forward. If you intentionally blend your fire with earth this month, all of these new visions will unfold beautifully.

Cast by Lindsay Mack using the Starchild Tarot. Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Lindsay here and follow her on Instagram.

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CAPRICORN :: CAPRICORN RISING
Oppression

There is a powerful mastery for you in Oppression, or The Devil this month, Capricorn: it is here to help you honor, embrace and even bless your shadow. Yes, indeed—to befriend yourself at a level that, most likely, makes you very uncomfortable. The gift of such an act is that you will truly taste a new level of radically unconditional love within your being, freeing yourself to be more expansive in your life in all ways. Any aspects of your identity that remain perpetually chained to the idea that something is wrong with you must be freed and embraced this month.

Bow to any part of your shadow self that invites you into shame, discomfort or stress. Those feelings are actually where the archetype of The Devil resides—not in the shadow itself. Honoring the shadow doesn’t mean that we eat the whole cake, have the drink, use, reconnect with our horrible ex, or cause harm to ourselves or another in any way. Far from it. Instead, it is an immensely powerful opportunity for you to liberate yourself from self judgement and anxiety when you do move through addictive cycles. Feelings are not facts; there is nothing wrong with a feeling. You can trust yourself, no matter where you are in your journey.

When you have trust, you can let yourself play in the ocean of your shadow without fear of the other shoe dropping. Be the one to break the chain by letting those parts dance, play, and run wild, shining your light onto the shadow, all within the confines of your particular soul path. Forgive yourself, release your judgement and shame, and love the parts of yourself that you condemn. On the other side of this invitation is a level of personal freedom that will change your life, if you’re willing to let it.

Cast by Lindsay Mack using the Starchild Tarot. Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Lindsay here and follow her on Instagram.

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AQUARIUS :: AQUARIUS RISING
Ace of Wands

Blessed be, Aquarius! What a beautiful energy to be moving through this month! You are bursting forward in the glorious Ace of Wands this June, leaving behind a trail of all that does not serve your expansion. Any Ace is considered to be a sacred gift from the Universe, one that seemingly comes out of nowhere, showering our life with blessings and clarity for the path ahead. Indeed, Aquarius, it would be fitting for you to consider the month ahead to be a mini Big Bang for your soul’s evolution.

There is going to be some truly spectacular growth, alchemy and inspiration moving through you during this cycle. It is possible, in this energy, for you to feel more guided, directed and clear than you ever have before. Use it to the fullest degree you can, allowing it to pave the way for the next great creative venture of your life. Aces are considered to be the purest form of whatever suit they are in—the presence of them is truly a pure invitation, as they always bring something new and wonderful into our lives.

Ace of Wands is related to the realm of fire, and can arise around the areas of passion, sexuality, creativity, travel, freedom and personal expression. You were in Two of Wands last month, Aquarius, so very clearly you are on your way to some real change, born on the back of desire. Dive deeply into your passion, loves. Set yourself free. You are energetically rebirthing in this card, so fully claim it and flow forward in this energy. Whether you move across the world, get married, come out of the closet, make the greatest art of your life — or all of the above—you can’t lose. It’s time to burst forth into the next great adventure or your life, letting your inner fire guide the way.

Cast by Lindsay Mack using the Starchild Tarot. Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Lindsay here and follow her on Instagram.

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PISCES :: PISCES RISING
Six of Crystals

June is going to be an absolutely lovely month for you, Pisces, energetically speaking. Six of Crystals, or Pentacles, is going to be showering you with some truly beautiful blessings, many of which will come in several forms. You will be asked to be open to these blessings, and to prioritize an inner balance of giving and receiving this month. Allow your personal cup to overflow in all ways, opening your arms and heart to any sources of abundance that want to make their way to you.

Any six in the Tarot is always a welcome sight; the dawn after the dark of the 5’s, which are fairly tough and contractive across the board. When we are in a 6, we can trust that we’ve made our way through some form of difficulty and now it’s time to let the light shine, opening ourselves again in an expansive way. As far as how Six of Pentacles is showing up in your month, Pisces, it is inviting you to shift into a deeper mastery of receiving this month, allowing your inner well to become rebalanced by nurturing yourself just as much as you nurture and hold space for others.

Prioritizing this invitation into deeper receptivity will not only be immensely restorative for you, but will allow you to be a more generous giver. It might be time to raise your rates, to take a month off, to get childcare for weekly date nights, or to volunteer at the charity of your choice. No matter what calls to your heart, it’s a win across the board. Just open up and let the love in. You deserve it, you have earned it, and now you are ready to expand in a new way. Life wants to give you gifts; make sure you are available to receive them.

Cast by Lindsay Mack using the Starchild Tarot. Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Lindsay here and follow her on Instagram.

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ARIES :: ARIES RISING
Nine of Cups

June promises to be a really sweet month for you, Aries, in a few different ways. Nine of Cups is said to be “the wishing card,” and can herald a time of dreams coming to fruit, or of our wishes manifesting into form. It is a very dreamy card, so even if you don’t hit the big time this month, it’ll be a lovely ride all the same. What is really important for you this month, Aries, is to offer yourself the gift of space and time. Nines in the Tarot represent the end of a cycle, one that we typically spend in some measure of intentional solitude.

Honoring your space this month will give way to some really powerful personal wake ups, especially around the timely subject of wishing, dreams and visions for the future. In addition, taking this space will give you the luxury of being able to deeply appreciate all the current gifts in your life, and how hard you worked to make them happen. This month is certainly a time to count your blessings and honor yourself for a job well done in many aspects.

It’s also a time to deeply consider whether you’d like to shift anything for the future, and what it is, from your soul, that you truly desire to birth in this next cycle of your life. Nine of Cups is not just a card of wishes, it’s a card of wishing. It is a magical energy, one in which much can manifest from our intentions, so let your intentions be clear, Aries. In many ways, you’ve deeply succeeded in your life, and have reached a point of review. Where is it that you’d like to go next? Wherever the next adventure is, let yourself enjoy the fruits of your hard work along the way.

Cast by Lindsay Mack using the Starchild Tarot. Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Lindsay here and follow her on Instagram.

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TAURUS :: TAURUS RISING
Starseed

This month is an amazing time to spread your wings and fly, sweet Taurus, straight into the heart of the great adventure of your life. The Fool, or Starseed, is card zero. It is the alpha and the omega, the great unknown, the wild mystery. This card invites us to leap off the edge of our comfort zone, preparing us for a whole new cycle of expansion, experience, and wisdom in our lives. You just need your courage, Taurus; the Universe has got the rest.

The most important thing to honor about The Fool is that it’s a Major Arcana card, all of which are perfect and beautiful invitations for our soul’s highest evolution. In other words, Taurus, the other shoe isn’t going to drop. You aren’t being punked, and, in fact, by moving through the medicine of this card, you are doing the farthest possible thing from being “foolish.” It is easy to label something as being full of folly when it’s scary, a big leap into the unknown. And it’s true—sometimes in life we strike out when we take risks, but never with The Fool.

With this card, it’s a gamble that pays off big time. It is life’s joyful, enthusiastic green light, telling you to go for it. Now is the time. Everything is aligned for your highest good, and for perfect timing. If you’ve been looking for a sign to leap, move, or quit your job, it has arrived in front of you in the form of The Fool. Whatever dreams, wishes and visions you’ve been manifesting are about to come into physical form. Take action from a place of profound courage, knowing that you cannot fail. Dive head and heart first into your deepest knowing; your intuition will not steer you wrong on this one.

Cast by Lindsay Mack using the Starchild Tarot. Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Lindsay here and follow her on Instagram.

6 WAYS TO MANIFEST MONEY MAGIC

Luke Simon discovers that to start manifesting money magic and living your most sexy, sacred, abundant life, you’ve gotta get right with those lower chakras! Main Image: Zarrin Henna 

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The goal of Abundance thinking is to trust that spiritual energy creates our material support. Abundance is having enough and trusting that there is always more coming. When we feel inwardly abundant, we attract opportunities and support. If our beliefs resist or block this flow of Universal generosity, we see a lack of abundance.

I wanted to live in the trust that all would be provided by Spirit. But to truly surf the abundance wave, I had to do some healing first … Scroll to the bottom for 6 quick ways to manifest money magic!

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Manifesting a Guava
The first time I understood abundance I was walking barefoot on a soft dirt path through the Hawaiian jungle. I had taken a needed break from the hustle of NYC and spent my savings on a dream vacation to the islands that had floated in my imagination since childhood.

As I wandered, I smelled a sweet aroma and thought, “Wow, smells like guava. I would love a guava right now.” Immediately, I looked down to find a small guava bush- instant manifestation! Biting into that yellow ball of organic candy, my brain marveled at the fact that the guava was just there, provided for, free for the taking. “This is luxury. This is abundance,” I thought. It wasn’t about the thread count of the bed linen, it was about ease, lack of stress, and complete fulfillment- those are the qualities of abundance to me.

It was easy to notice life’s abundance in Hawaii’s tropical sunshine, but how could I feel that everyday? I believed the Universe was a caring and giving place, but back in New York City I oscillated between overspending, and then necessary survival frugality. I knew the financial aspect of my life needed some love and healing. It was time to focus my spiritual practice on my money situation!

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The Abundance Mindset in Action
I had friends who were living proof of the abundance mindset, and who helped me believe in the magnetic results. Getting a gourmet donut one day with my friend Amy, the bill was $8 and she left a $12 tip. I was shocked: “Amy, that’s like a 150% tip?!” “Ya!”, she said as she dashed her signature on the receipt, “Living in abundance!” Amy had gotten to a point where cash was flowing through her- she’d found work she loved and trusted the Universe to support her unconditionally. In turn, she shared generous support for others. I was inspired, mesmerized even. Sometimes seeing the contrast of where you are NOT is a gift. The contrast showed me how comfortable I’d become with having less than I’d like to.

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Living Your Sexy, Sacred, Abundant Life  
Next I called upon life-coach Dana Balicki as I prepared to make big shifts in my life. We focused not on untangling my problems, but on creating compelling visions of how I’d love things to be (Similar to Abraham Hick’s advice to think about what you WANT rather than what you DON’T WANT). Dana’s work lead me towards releasing “victimhood” (feeling like I was just the inheritor of situations), and connecting to new choices that empowered me to create a new vision of my, sexy, sacred, abundant life.

But it seemed like some people had it worked out, or were better adapted to life’s demands then I was. And, bingo, there it was- exactly the type of thinking Dana and I were working to suss out and lovingly transform! How were certain beliefs and conclusions creating a “less than I’d hoped for” type of life? I learned from Dana that what manifests isn’t what we’d like to believe, but what we truly, deep down, way down, hold to be true. It’s not as easy as imagining being a millionaire, if inside you feel you have nothing to offer the world because you are not good enough.

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Let Money Join the Dance Party in Your Heart
Abundance is a holistic expression of our self-value, self-worth and self-love. I am learning that tapping into this flow isn’t as simple as an affirmation on a post it note. Free-falling into the net of abundance requires trust in our own gifts, and love of Spirit.

Abundance has been a leap for me because my mind is often so entrenched in the cold hard “reality” of cash. But as I shift my focus from the outer and focus on the inner state, an inner revolution is happening. I feel more appreciative of everything I have. Life FEELS richer. And from this place, money is joining the dance party in my heart and I always have enough.

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Here are some tips to start cultivating a playful sense of abundance and lightening your relationship to money:

1/Embrace challenges rather than be frustrated. Respect any lessons that are arising. Lean into them and see what the deeper causes might be. Example: Feeling underpaid could be a sign that you’re under-valuing yourself and doing work that doesn’t utilize your true gifts.

2/Choose to transform. Release being a victim of old stories about abundance and empower yourself by choosing new thoughts and actions. Be patient as you transform limiting beliefs into beautiful ones that reflect the fullest expression of your light!

3/Get support. Get a friend or a healer to give you perspective on your beliefs and support your journey. Or form an abundance group with friends! I recommend The Abundance Book by John Randolph Price and its 40-day prosperity plan.

4/See abundance in yourself. What do you have an abundance of naturally within? Honor it and affirm that you are valuable and worthy of an abundance of all good things in life.

5/See how abundance arises in your daily life. Where do you see the Universe’s nourishing support in your life today? Sunlight, rain, food, friends, a check in the mail? What you focus on grows.

6/Practice thinking abundantly. Leave a bigger tip, be generous, stretch into abundance and see how life responds and mirrors your generosity.

Luke Simon facilitates healing work for spiritual growth. Through listening and intuition, his breathwork, tarot, and Reiki sessions support clients to transform blockages and open their heart to the flow of the Universe. He is also available for distance sessions via skype on his website: lavieenrainbow.com

7 THINGS I LEARNED STARTING A CRYSTAL SEX TOY COMPANY

Vanessa Cuccia is the Founder of Chakrubs, The Original Crystal Sex Toy Company. Here she shares 7 deep spiritual lessons of her entrepreneurial path …

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I was in my early twenties when I realized that no one was going to hand me the life I wanted. I also began to realize how complacent I had been, especially when it came to my sex life, relationship, and career. I knew I had to make a drastic change.

I began by breaking up with my boyfriend, who had been sexually and emotionally abusing me for six years. I felt I had finally taken responsibility for myself, and it was up to me to BECOME stronger, more connected to my body, and TO acknowledge my power. I wanted to be around people who could educate me on sexuality, so I took a job at a sex toy shop and invited a spiritual teacher to come live with me. During this time, I deepened my relationship to crystals and understanding of the body’s energy system, while opening up to my own sexual identity.

One night I was visiting the home of a woman with a large crystal collection when I saw a crystal wand. I realized that with a few adjustments it could be made into a tool for pleasure. Almost instantaneously I thought of the the name “Chakrubs™” and began receiving messages guiding me to create The Original Crystal Sex Toy Company®.

I’ve grown a great deal personally, spiritually, and professionally since beginning this journey almost seven years ago. Here are some of the biggest lessons I’ve learned along the way …

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1. When you’re rooted in your pleasure, no one can harm you.

At the very beginning of Chakrubs I began my own sexual healing journey with the Black Obsidian Chakrub. I started with this one because it is known to assist in releasing emotional implants that no longer serve us. After spending six years with someone who treated my body like a sex toy, I knew I had a lot of stored negativity. The Black Obsidian helped me release a lot of shame and guilt I had been holding onto.

This, combined with placing a strong focus on pleasure while starting my business, caused me to realize how much these negative emotions were draining me and how empowered I felt when I was rooted in pleasure. Being rooted in pleasure means being sensitive to what makes you feel good and having the confidence to pursue those desires. When you connect with what brings you pleasure, it will protect you from outside judgements or criticism.

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2. “When you want something, all the Universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”

This quote from Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist has been proven to me time and time again. When I decided to create Chakrubs, I gave myself permission to begin saying, “I started a brand called Chakrubs” to my friends, family, and people I’d meet. Even though most of the work I’d been doing was limited to meditation, brainstorming, and research at that point, I knew that those were all valuable steps in the process. I had decided in my heart that I was going to take on this role of bringing crystal sex toys to the mainstream to open people up to crystal and sexual healing.

I won’t say that it was easy starting this business, but at every point along the way I felt assisted by a power greater than myself. Everyone I spoke to had some key to help me unlock what was being created. It was as though my steps were being illuminated and I was just following the path laid out for me. I think once we proclaim that we want something and begin to work towards it, the universe will help us obtain it. We just have to be open to receiving and working within “the language of the universe.”

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3. I’m a fucking Goddess (and so are you).

Living in the redwood forests in Santa Cruz in 2011, I lived with women who would become the first focus group of Chakrubs. We would sing songs in our house and call each other goddesses.

I feel like what prevents us from being in touch with our own divinity is this idea that seeing yourself that way makes you conceited or narcissistic. In reality, recognizing your connection to all that not only enables you to understand the power you hold but also the power of the people around you.

Living with these women who were so different from me helped me understand that through our love, recognition and appreciation of one another we could be mirrors that would reflect each other’s potential. I’ve learned that it’s more fun and useful to honor people’s sacredness and shine light on what we love about them rather than focusing on their shortcomings.

When concepting Chakrubs, we sat in circles, in teepees, out on the picnic table, dreaming of which crystals would help others, what shapes would bring the most pleasure, and what energy could be infused into the crystals to make them even more special. Chakrubs took years and so much of my own self-healing to be able to bring it to you. The history of manifesting this creation is filled with depth and many stories that I am grateful to share.

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Over the weekend I celebrated my birthday (on Earthday) with friends, family and the community that I feel is within this world of Chakrub social media. I feel eternally grateful and deeply moved by the love I felt, and I want so intensely for this love to be shared by all. Though I am older I feel like a child as I am painfully, humbly, and honored to be aware of the lessons I still have to learn on my spiritual path. I say with no hesitation that you are each great teachers to me and I am learning from you every day. I want to continue to serve you the best and most authentic way that I can. Thank you for being open to opening. Thank you for loving to love. Thank you for being connected as we all are to one another and to yourself. ✨🌏💓🙏🏼Forever yours, Vanessa Cuccia Xx photo by @aliciarabbitheart

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4. The more heart you put into something, the better response you’ll receive.

Whenever I find myself feeling stuck or like things aren’t flowing with my business, I remember to show more of my heart. I reach deep into the “why” of what I’ve created, tell stories to my social media followers about how this all came about, reveal what I’m growing to understand, and I give gratitude.

Conventional businesses may not want to show the vulnerability of their CEO’s, but the mission of Chakrubs is to create connection to others through connection with the self. When I express myself I am not only strengthening my own understanding of why I started this company, but helping others understand that this is isn’t just a trend—it’s a lifestyle and philosophy meant to empower us.

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5. We don’t need anything outside of ourselves to heal, but we can use tools to facilitate that healing.

I’m a firm believer that we don’t need anything outside of ourselves to heal our emotional wounds. Crystals facilitate our natural ability to heal ourselves with their perfect molecular structures, but we already have crystals within us. There are crystals in our bones called apatite(1) and we can activate them through our intentions.

I like to be able to hold a tool, a tool that will help me to tune into myself and the sexual energy of the earth. So find a tool that works for you, but don’t rely on it entirely. Know that all of the wisdom you seek is within you, just waiting to be discovered.

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6. Arousal can reacquaint you with your spiritual beliefs.

In launching Chakrubs, I created a new way for us to use crystals to benefit our spiritual growth. When we work with crystals they become imbued with our intentions and Chakrubs are no different. As you become aroused and begin your Chakrub practice, your ritual becomes a reminder of your intentions and strengthens your focus. As someone who is not necessarily religious, I value practicing your values religiously. I may not remember to meditate daily, but every time I reach for my Chakrub, I am reminded how it is benefiting me on more levels than one.

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7. It’s difficult to receive love when you don’t know who you are.

Creating my brand ethos, I had to ask myself, why is self-discovery and awareness important? Who cares if I know who I am or not? My answer is this: knowing ourselves is the only way we will be able to accept the love we are given.

We won’t be able to receive love from our partners or the world if we are stuck in our egos or trying to deny aspects of who we are. Honesty is the only way to feel worthy of love, and self-awareness is the only way to be honest. If we take time for introspection and healing, we’ll be able to unveil who we are at our core. Once we really get to know ourselves it creates more compassion and empathy for others. Which is why I believe this to be true; heal yourself and you heal the world.

Learn more about Chakrubs and get rooted in a life of pleasure and creativity at Chakrubs.com

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: MAY 29—JUNE 4 2017

Get the astro symbol for your sign in our Numinous Weekly Horoscopes, direct from the third eye of Sandra Sitron—a.k.a. Strong Eye Astrology

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Gemini :: Gemini Rising
Playing a game of croquet in the garden. Taking aim and making contact. Harness a sense of self-direction. What are you aiming for in relationships, work and health? Take note of your surroundings. Notice your limitations. Be intent on your purpose. Play fair, and be assertive. Focus on the fun of the game. Find enjoyment in knowing your strengths. Try not to see others as limiting you. Look to those around you for new techniques and wisdom.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Cancer :: Cancer Rising
Dreaming in a meadow. Let yourself be transported. Take time away from it all to let your daydreams flourish. You need to let yourself transcend your everyday concerns. Find spiritual escape. Choose the thoughts that will make you feel uplifted and connected. Choose to dream a little bit more. Decide to be hopeful and faithful.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Leo :: Leo Rising
Riding an old fashioned bicycle. Inventions transform the quality of life. Can you be more inventive? Can you approach the issues in your life with a curiosity? Will you see every challenge as an opportunity for creative problem solving? Don’t get caught up in the details, instead, zoom out and see the big picture. Create a vision for progress. Don’t try to stifle your creativity. Broaden your mind and think big.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Virgo :: Virgo Rising
Hamsters storing food. Settle in. Make a cozy nest. Give yourself what you need so that you can grow. Your structured security will be the foundation that will allow you to expand. When you take action at work or out in public make sure that you remember how supported you are. You have everything you need, so the actions you take out in the world can be fueled by a sense of security instead of a fear of scarcity.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Libra :: Libra Rising
In the distant sky, the clouds drift apart and the sun shines through. Look up. What are you aiming for when it comes to your ideals, philosophies and ethics? Can you walk your talk? Can you take your concepts of how you would like your world to be and bring them into your daily thoughts and actions? Notice the advice that you give to others and implement it for yourself. Bring your attention to your own mindset instead of distracting yourself with what other people should be doing. Move your fantasies and ideals down from the clouds and activate them in your everyday life.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Scorpio :: Scorpio Rising
Hopping across lily pads. Hopping represents lightness. The amphibious frog signifies a blend between the elements Earth and Water. Earthy, rooted, security helps you swim through your watery emotions. Move through your emotions with lightness. Keep letting go. Over and over again. Hop, hop, hop. It’s time to shift aeons of unprocessed emotions. Just go for it. Make it feel safe by getting grounded through routines, disciplines and structures.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Sagittarius :: Sagittarius Rising
The wise Sage waits in a cave. You are growing wise and connecting with your inner knowledge. For whom are you waiting? A soul mate? A teacher? A student? Some kind of business partner or friend? As you grow more stable in who you are, this other person makes progress on the way to meet you. Hone your skills of diplomacy and your skills of leadership. Be comfortable with yourself and be ready to explore the challenges and benefits of partnership.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Capricorn :: Capricorn Rising
A child makes potholders on a small loom. Pay attention to the details. Get your work, home, heath and habits in order. As you do so, you may encounter objects or emotions that take you on a trip down memory lane. This may bring up subconscious associations and triggers. It’s time for you to work through any hidden emotions or subconscious blocks so that you can come into your own next year. Confront nostalgia head on. Find your source of power by putting energy into changing and improving your health, habits and environment. Make space in your actual environment so that you can move mountains in your subconscious environment.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Aquarius :: Aquarius Rising
A chemist in the lab. You are learning to honor yourself for your own uniqueness.You are special just by being alive. If you’ve been paying a lot of attention to the problems of the world, it may be helpful now to place your attention on yourself. There is more to be learned from within. You can’t save the world. but you can make improvements in your own life. Those improvements will have a greater impact than you can imagine. Make the change within yourself to be an alchemist out in the world.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Pisces :: Pisces Rising
Head down, working in the field. Diligence. Hard work will take you far. You are planting seeds and you must have faith that they will grow into healthy crops. Pay attention to your home, family or emotional security and put in some solid efforts in these departments. That work will later pay off through self-respect and a sense of personal authority in your career.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Aries :: Aries Rising
The wheels way up in the middle of the air. Your understanding of your spirituality, religion, or dedication can help you define your direction. Discover new beliefs through travel, reading, or some other kind of explorative journey. Then bring the fire of your beliefs into your daily thoughts. Begin or continue a practice of daily affirmations or journaling. You are making progress. Affirmations, prayers, mantras or journaling will help you understand your progress. Get inspired by the idea of forward motion.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Taurus :: Taurus Rising
Soaking your feet in hot springs. You have traveled far. Now it’s time to rest. Settle in, make space, slow down. Mellowing out the pace will help you feel more secure. You’ll need this space and time so that you can process any emotions that need to be processed. And at some point this month you’ll want to take stock of your resources— your sense of self-worth and your financial worth. These are big endeavors, so for now, restore your energy. There is no rush. You have all the time in the world. Let yourself luxuriate. Doing so will help you feel grounded and prepared.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

7 WAYS TO TAKE A SPIRITUAL STAYCATION

Think you have to join an ashram or book a flight to Bali to get elevated this summer? Just step out your apartment door and start your spiritual staycation … Main Image: Darby Society 

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How do you want to feel this summer? Kick-start your summertime spiritual journey this Memorial Day weekend with a local choose-your-own adventure that’s perfect for Gemini Season’s curious explorations …

***Want the perfect on-the-go guide to cultivating the 7 intentions below? We’ve teamed up with Jessica Caplan & Ally Bogard of SoundMind to offer Numi readers a special $11 discount on their digital meditation series with Code: numinous. 

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:: GROUND ::

Play: Find creative inspo at your local corner store.
Who says you have to journey into nature with a capital “N” to conjure earthy vibes? Meditate on the origins of all the luscious provisions in a local shop. Think about the rich dirt that the ingredients came from, the changing weather conditions the plants experienced, and the trip they took to arrive all the way here.

Taste: Host an impromptu afternoon picnic in a local park using only the shop’s ingredients or other farm-to-table delights.

Style: Earth Goddess Chic. Locally-crafted threads, flowy maxi skirts, strappy sandals, bangles, and undone locks.

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:: MANIFEST ::

Play: Let the streets become your tarot deck.
Pay attention. As you travel through your day, notice left behind objects and pieces of so-called “trash.” Let the tiny things you’ve found become tools of divination. Treat them like a tarot deck. What do they reveal about your life right now? How can you use them as intention-setting totems for what you’d like to manifest?

Taste: Bento boxes, tapas platters, buffets, fortune cookies.

Style: Modern Mystic. Body-con jumpsuits punctuated by pops of crystals, gems, and feathers.

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:: LET GO ::

Play: Travel to a neighborhood you’ve never even heard of and get totally lost.
Shut your phone off and leave the maps at home. Ride the train to the end of the line or wait at an unfamiliar bus stop and hop on the first one that arrives. Get out whenever you’re pulled towards a place name. Experiment with walking more slowly than you normally would through the streets. Smell the air. Is it different from your home turf? Get completely lost. Trust that you’ll find your way back home when it’s time.

Taste: Speak to a stranger and ask for directions to their favorite snack spot.

Style: Urban Nomad. Delirious mixes of prints and patterns, caftans, and colorful combat boots.

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:: APPRECIATE ::

Play: Do something unabashedly touristy
Suspend your ideas about “good taste” and your identity as an insider. Wait in line for a show that everyone wants to see. Snap pics at the most Insta-worthy spots. Hop on a tour bus or ferry. Get unapologetically joyous as you innocently open yourself to the experience, however corny it may seem.

Taste: Crowded, famous, family-style spots with your city’s classic dishes.

Style: Sporty Spice. High-tops, sparkly backpacks, primary palettes, and logo tees.

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:: ACCEPT ::

Play: Descend into a crowded street.
Step directly into the fray and let yourself be swallowed up. Get jostled and brushed. Feel it all. Annoyance. Rage. And then … a delicious sense of your own status as a tiny speck in a dazzling whole. Notice a shade of lipstick or a colored fabric that makes someone’s eyes sparkle. Crowd surf on the crush of humanity. Let the street corner become an ocean tide as you’re lifted and carried. Accept whichever direction it takes you.

Taste: Street cart eats. Savor whatever flavors come your way without thinking twice.

Style: Beach Beauty. Raffia, halter tops, and neutral palettes perfect for drifting.

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:: FOCUS ::

Play: Look out from a vista point. 
Ascend to the top of a high-rise or trek to a viewing point, and gaze upon the kingdom. Focus in on a singular structure far down below. Think of the effort it took to build it, its history, and the people who are inside right now. And then, look beyond the structure and past the borders of your city. Imagine everything that exists beyond the edges, and your own future possibilities.

Taste: Ceremonial epicurean delights. Get fancy with foodie insider spots and a full-on feast fit for a queen.

Style: Off-duty Boss Lady. High-waisted jeans, button-down silk blouses, killer heels, and gold accents.

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:: SLEEP ::

Play: Meditate on the distant sounds of traffic.
Tuck back into your apartment at the end of the day and release completely into the white noise of the city. Bathe in the sounds of life going on without you. Let the distant shouts and rush of traffic reveal a buzzing city’s heartbeat that lives without you needing to make any effort. Let the feeling of having nothing to prove carry you to sleep.

Taste: Open the windows wide and just breathe in the crazy mashup of scents.

StylePure nakedness.

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SoundMind is the labor of love of vocalist/sound therapy practitioner Jessica Caplan and yoga/meditation teacher Ally Bogard. Both practical and ethereal, the series combines intuitive, intentional sound with breathwork, guided meditation, and visualization. 

THE 2017 GEMINI NEW MOON WANTS YOU TO GET CURIOUS

The message of the 2017 Gemini New Moon is to turn it on, tune in, and let curiosity lead to inspired possibilities, says Sandra Sitron.

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New Moon :: May 25 2017 :: 3:46 pm ET :: 4 degrees Gemini

This New Moon brings you to the entrance of Curiosity’s sanctuary. You may be hovering just outside an idea, searching for an entry point. Make a pact with Curiosity and let her guide you into the diamond encrusted center of your next big innovation.

Follow the trail that Curiosity carves for you. She’s an effervescent leader.  Blithe and animated, she’ll teach you all about Gemini New Moon magic. She’ll remind you that this is a time to learn. A time to sharpen your mind. A time to connect with those close to you. Siblings, friends, neighbors, co-workers, the community board, the local coven.

Gemini is the sign of the Twins and is responsible for two important Air element topics: mindset and social connections. It’s time to set new intentions in these areas of life. When it comes to mindset, how do you want to be curious? Where are you ready to learn? What is your next innovation? What inspires you? What beliefs will you expand, shift or invigorate in the coming year? 

And in the area of social connections, how do you want your friendships to feel? Which relationships will you put fresh energy into and which ones will you let go? What conversations need to take place? What connections need attention? What kind of local community organizations do you want to participate in?

Turn your brain on and up. Get off the couch, turn off the TV. Go connect some synapses. Show up to the pot-luck. Bring Scrabble. Curiosity will help you meet and mingle. She’ll remind you that every question you ask brings you into closer connection with the people around you and the world you inhabit. 

Curiosity has a Gemini twin sister, Inspiration. Curiosity leads you to the idea, and Inspiration takes it from there. Inspiration will stimulate your creativity. She brings gifts— ease, dedication, focus, and fun. She nurtures and guides you, helping you complete the creative work, live in your purpose, and invigorate your world. 

The aspects to the New Moon signify transformation, connecting to the feminine, spiritual awakening, and buoyant expansion. The Gemini New Moon asks you to bring curiosity and inspiration to these arenas. Set intentions for lightness and learning. Let your winged feet and mercurial mind carry you forward.

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New Moon trine Jupiter
Balloons drifting high into the sky. 
Buoyant, bold, uplifting energy can help you reach for your dreams. Fill your balloons with positivity and watch them float to the zenith. This aspect removes limitations. With nothing in your way, what is possible?

The energy is harmonizing and expansive. It gives you the chance to open your world up to new realities.

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New Moon square Neptune
A crystal forms under the crust of the Earth. 
You are incubating pure magic. This aspect funnels enchanted and ethereal vibes. Channel the energy to get closer to your spiritual truths. Ask to be transported beyond everyday anxieties or fears. Find connection to crystalline source.

There is another facet to this energy which can create confusion or fogginess. Set intentions for clarity and spiritual connection.

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New Moon semi-square Venus
A rose blooms where no one ever goes. 
Consider your deep inner connection to your feminine nature. Is there anything that needs to be ironed out? Is there a subtle denial of the feminine that is impeding your ability to connect in the way you would like to? It may be time for a new mental pathway to be forged. A new altar to Venus could be created.

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New Moon sesquiquadrate Pluto
The blacksmith heats the horseshoe.
The horse can’t walk on this shoe. A solution is necessary, so the blacksmith gets to work. Heat up your internal furnace. It’s time for a minor transformation. The adjustment needs to be made because of a frustration. Where are you frustrated and what do you need to change? It’s not possible to move forward without bringing through some changes. Get to work.

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Use the questions below to dive deeper into the lessons of the 2017 Gemini New Moon. For a more accurate reading, calculate your chart for free here and see which house holds 4 degrees Gemini …

Aries or New Moon in the 3rd House
The Gemini New Moon is in your area of communication and learning. What aspect of your life could benefit from a fresh dose of curiosity?

Taurus or New Moon in the 2nd House
The Gemini New Moon is in your area of financial worth and self-worth. What new intentions will you set for your finances?

Gemini or New Moon in the 1st House
The Gemini New Moon is in your area of identity. What is blocking you from thinking about yourself in a new way?

Cancer or New Moon in the 12th House
The Gemini New Moon is in your area of intuition, compassion, and spirituality. How can you make your spirituality a bigger part of your everyday life?

Leo or New Moon in the 11th House
The Gemini New Moon is in your area of friends, community, and the future. What social connections are you ready to invigorate?

Virgo or New Moon in the 10th House
The Gemini New Moon is in your area of career and the public sphere. What ideas would you like to share with the world?

Libra or New Moon in the 9th House
The Gemini New Moon is in your area of philosophy, beliefs, travel, and higher learning. What is your mission statement?

Scorpio or New Moon in the 8th House
The Gemini New Moon is in your area of evolution and union. What are you ready to let go of?

Sagittarius or New Moon in the 7th House
The Gemini New Moon is in your area of relationships. What conversation do you need to have with someone you are close to?

Capricorn or New Moon in the 6th House
The Gemini New Moon is in your area of health and habits. What positive habit will you begin?

Aquarius or New Moon in the 5th House
The Gemini New Moon is in your area of joy and self-expression. What inspires you?

Pisces or New Moon in the 4th House
The Gemini New Moon is in your area of home and family. How can you make your home into a mentally and creatively stimulating place?

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here.

NUMINOUS WEEKLY TAROTSCOPE: MAY 26-JUNE 1 2017

The chariot reversed is an invitation to rest into the unknowable and trust in unexpected manifestations, says Lindsay Mack. 

MOONERS & SHAKERS: THIS MOON CLUB MEMBER HAS DAILY LUNAR UPDATES FOR YOU

Meet cosmic creative Jayme Gray, one of the Moon Club members working the magic with her daily lunar updates on The Wild Moon Society

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“I think we can all agree that it’s time to do some Shadow work for ourselves and this planet.”

The Passion Project 
As far back as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by the mysteries and energies of the Moon. Even at a young age, I was drawn to the unknown, subconscious, and shadow work. I found comfort in the night and felt as though the Moon’s presence resembled that of a grandmother’s hug.

I was raised by spiritually wise women who helped teach me the Ancient ways of Earth and the Cosmos. I had my natal chart read as a child, and have been seeing an astrologer ever since!  During my early 20s I studied my soul and dove deeper into astrology, spirituality, and the New Earth ascension process we are now experiencing. I was fascinated by the Aquarian Age that was making her way to the planet, and realized I had to help those around me.

Even though I studied and experienced many spokes of the Spirit Wheel, I saw the Moon as an opportunity to invite people back to themselves. This is what motivated me to start The Wild Moon Society! I wanted to get together with people on Full Moons, go live every week about the energy on the planet, and write helpful guides that folks could benefit from.

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Jayme’s Art for the Leo Moon

Unlocking the Ancient Calendar 
The Moon transits through the Zodiac Wheel every 28 day cycle, landing in each sign for about 2.5 days. This is the layout for the 13th Moon Calendar, which is how I view the year—and how we cycle on Moon Club. (I’m soo over the Gregorian calendar … anyone else? LOL!)

Like many folks, I was sick of feeling exhausted, out of control and downright crazy. Once I started to align my energy with the Moon, everything fell into place. I’ve used Lunar astrology for years to help me manage my energy levels and create abundance all around me.

The Lunar year helps us to unlock our hidden abilities, which empowers us to open up to the mysteries of the Universe. Doing this helps raise the vibration of the conscious collective, healing the planet as we go along. Working with the Lunar phases teaches us how to design our months for the best outcome of current life situations.

It’s time we bring back these Ancient calendars my friends! So get outside, look into the sky and absorb this cosmic wisdom …

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What Everyone Should Know about Lunar Astrology 
In astrology, the Moon represents our subconscious, emotions, and shadows. These are foreign realms that are avoided by most people, including energy and light workers. I think we can all agree that it’s time to do some Shadow work for ourselves and this planet.

Regardless of what your Sun sign is, the Moon helps explain the surge of energy you’re subconsciously moving through and why you feel totally different than you did last week. After you get comfortable with a few Lunar cycles, you may start to notice patterns within each sign. That’s when the magic happens …

For example- I use Virgo and Capricorn moons to get organized and restructured. Pisces and Scorpio moons to get deep into emotions and feelings. I avoid arguments under Aries and Taurus moons, and instead wait for Libra to roll around. I cook up a storm on Cancer moons, use Gemini days to be social, and get dolled up on Leo nights!

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Jayme’s Lunar Art

The Moon Club Inspiration 
When I got the first email about Moon Club, I screamed and signed up immediately! Being part of Moon Club has offered me opportunities to listen to pioneers like Miki Agrawal, who have motivated my life. Not only was I feeling the need to be part of a community, but membership in the club also validated my energetic signals to start one here in Rhode Island.

In a world where we feel so disconnected and lonely, groups like this are changing everything. So find yourself a community that raises your vibration and inspires you to live your true authentic life.

Peace out Moon babes!

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You can find Jayme’s Lunar writings, gatherings, and teachings at TheWildMoonSociety.com

Want to start working your own lunar magic? Read more about Moon Club here and join our community of cosmic creatives. 

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: MAY 22—MAY 28 2017

Get this week’s symbol for your sign with our Numinous weekly horoscopes, direct from the third eye of Sandra Sitron—a.k.a. Strong Eye Astrology

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Gemini :: Gemini Rising
Jumping hurdles. Precision and lightness. Get very precise about the hurdles you want to jump this year. Set specific goals. Then bring in lightness. Think about how fun it will be to meet these goals. Make it pleasurable. Meditate on the expansion that is possible for you right now. Be present in the moment. Remember that the athlete understands the layout of the entire race, but focuses only on the upcoming hurdle.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Cancer :: Cancer Rising
A shooting star. It’s time for hope. Remember that you don’t have to find proof to feel hopeful. Allow time for quiet reflection. From that space, reconnect with your hopes and dreams. What will your wishes be when you see the shooting star? Just before you fall asleep, recite your hopes and affirmations to yourself. In that dreamy, half-sleep, your affirmations will sink into your subconscious mind. From there, the visions and dreams will grow into reality.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Leo :: Leo Rising
A basketball player passes the ball. Unity. Working together. Who is on your team? Focus on community. Find your people. Your friends and even your friends’ friends have a surprising impact. Make sure that it’s what you want. Take stock of your community. Have some fun reaching out for help and finding new resources within your circle. Maybe it’s time to make some new friends. Connect with new people through ideas and activities. Understanding that you have a network will help you move forward.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Virgo :: Virgo Rising
Zipping up a zipper. Get everything in order so that you can make progress. You have a chance to get more structured and disciplined. That will help you in your career. Get clear about your career goals and discover what you will need to make those goals a reality. Start setting yourself up for success by planning. Know where you are going and believe that it’s possible.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Libra :: Libra Rising
Playing a chord on the piano. If you’ve just been playing the notes, it’s time to bring it all together. Make your offering more nuanced. Put some life into it. Believe in it. Use your creativity to go even further forward. You are moving from the beginner stage of learning the notes to the more advanced level of bringing emotion and depth into the song that you’re playing. Ask yourself these questions, what is your emotional purpose for doing what you are doing? What is the need? What is the mission statement? Stay aligned to the bigger picture.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Scorpio :: Scorpio Rising
Navigating the river and following it all the way to the lake. Emotional responsibility. Follow the threads of your emotions to their source. Keep looking for patterns in your life. Reflect and discover the root of the pattern. Create space to feel everything that needs to be felt. But don’t stay stuck there, keep on navigating the river. Keep moving. Use energy work to support yourself in maneuvering through the old feelings.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Sagittarius :: Sagittarius Rising
Perfectly round balloons. A celebration. What relationship needs to be acknowledged and celebrated? What is a celebration? How long can you extend the feeling of joy? Happiness is another emotion that we don’t always dedicate ourselves to. Make a pact with someone you’re close to. Decide to truly celebrate your relationship. Doing so may make your whole world seem brighter.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Capricorn :: Capricorn Rising
Salamanders sunning themselves on a wall. Restoration and rebirth. The lizard symbolizes regeneration. Start out by sunning yourself. Slow down. Rest. Meditate. Pay attention when you eat. Get into a healthy daily routine. Give yourself a solid foundation by practicing good self-care. From there, begin to regenerate and discover your next stage of growth.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Aquarius :: Aquarius Rising
Grasses blowing in the breeze. Gentleness. Play. Fun. Softness. Create more space for these concepts in your life. Begin by noticing how you speak to yourself. Do you address yourself with softness and gentleness in your voice? When you talk to yourself, joke around and be breezy. Creativity comes from a mindset of spaciousness. You are ready for more creativity. Find it by being playful and gentle.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Pisces :: Pisces Rising
Finding a lucky penny. You may be discovering your hidden talents and potential. Think back to the things you loved as a child. There may be something there that can help you create joy and abundance in your life now. Or it may be an attitude that you had when you were a child that you need to reinvigorate. You already have all of the luck that you need.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Aries :: Aries Rising
Choosing food from the cafeteria buffet. Sampling a variety. Give yourself an array of vibrant options. Don’t worry too much about narrowing down right now. Take stock of ALL of the possibilities. Learn. Explore. Have fun. There will be time for decisions later. For now, see everything with fresh eyes. Cultivate curiosity.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

Taurus :: Taurus Rising
Vacuuming up the dust. The major construction is almost over. It’s time to vacuum up the sawdust and start applying the paint. Is your foundation strong? Do you believe in yourself? Are you feeling secure? Set intentions to feel worthy. Remember how you are strong. Notice that you are deserving. Find your true security within by believing in it. Then start dreaming up new levels of abundance. You’re building a house. What do the details look like? Trust that you can have what you desire, then become the architect of your dreams.

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here or follow her on Instagram.

GEMINI SEASON 2017: A YA ADVENTURE FOR EVERY SIGN

Join Mojave Rising on a sensory exploration of Gemini Season 2017—and channel the Mercurial vibes with a classic YA novel for your sign … Homepage artwork: Local Priest

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Let the dazzling city sprawl before your ruby slippered feet! Gemini energy invites us to crack ourselves wide open to every possible pathway as we stand on the threshold and just let it all curiously unfold. The zodiac’s winged teenage wonder offers us every shade and flavor of the rainbow for the sampling. So slip into your high-tops and hit the streets as you listen and look and learn without prejudice. Say yes to “both and” and trust that it ALL can actually be true. Free your mind, and the rest will most definitely follow …

The keyword: Possibility

The song lyrics: “Depending on you see a thing/The ship is free, or is it sinking?/Depending on how you see it/You cage your mind, or you free it/Depending on how you see the times/The world divides or it closely binds”-—Deee-Lite, “Good Beat”

Check out our Gemini season playlist, complete with synth pop, backyard jams, and curious crooners.

 

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The color palette: mood ring swirls and iridescent shifts: prisms, bumblebee topaz, glitter flecks, soap bubbles, and diaphanous blue butterfly wings.

The style: street smart androgyny meets Rainbow Brite’s prom. Multicolored high-tops, metallic blazers, sparkly backpacks, delirious prints, razored haircuts, angelic ruffles, plastic bangles, and snap bracelets.

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The scents and flavors: cheekily youthful and deliciously varied. Tapas and mezze platters, kitchen sink ice cream sundaes, candy grab bags, street cart eats, bodega treats, and lunch box snacks.

The healing: locally grown and mentally acute. DIY crafting, puzzles, game nights, stepping out in a new neighborhood and of course, gab fests with friends.

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Want more juicy cosmic insights and sensory explorations? Arrange an astrology reading or private event with Mojave Rising here or follow them on Instagram

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Sensuous Invitation of the Month: Classic YA Novels
Ruled by Mercury, Gemini season invites us to play with shifting perceptions and keep our perspectives fresh, sharp, and deliciously innocent. Our Mercury sign reveals both how we communicate and process information, but also our overall “worldview”—the window we look out of and how it affects the landscape below.

Below, your sign-by-sign guide to getting scholastically dreamy while tucked into a teenage hideout where it all seemed possible …

**New to your birth chart? Discover your Mercury sign here!

Mercury in Aries
Gemini season invites you to delight in your penchant for mental combat and quick conclusions, while staying open to collisions with the world that shake up your viewpoint. YA Novel: The Song of the Lioness Quartet. Clashing identities, fierce femininity, and the classic quest.

Mercury in Taurus
Gemini season invites you to infuse some of your slow and steady practical thinking with diverse approaches. YA Novel: The Babysitter’s Club. Pragmatic problem solving and financial know-how meet slumber party fun and group consciousness.

Mercury in Gemini
Gemini season invites you to notice when all the mental chatter and informational intake distracts you from your gut perceptions and individualistic perspective. YA Novel: Sweet Valley Twins. Hallway gossip, cheerleading squads, and finding distinction within partnership.

Mercury in Cancer
Gemini season invites you to return to past memories from a fresh angle and explore which of your core beliefs still serve you. YA Novel: Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret. Religious heritage, family roots, and the challenges of leaving the nest.

Mercury in Leo
Gemini season invites you to rediscover a sense of playful expansion in your daily dealings with the world, and to loosen your ego and open yourself to “foreign” languages. YA Novel: Charlie & The Chocolate Factory. Golden ticket specialness meets the scrumptiously strange lands of vivid imagination and lickable wallpaper.

Mercury in Virgo
Gemini season invites you to honor your desire to hone your skills and become an expert, while releasing your grip on always needing to get it “right.” YA Novel: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. Forbidden field trips, experiential learning, and museum mystery.

Mercury in Libra
Gemini season invites you to use your capacity to understand both sides to mediate between perspectives and challenge everyone’s thinking. YA Novel: To Kill a Mockingbird. Ethics, stepping into each other’s shoes, and the search for courtroom justice.

Mercury in Scorpio
Gemini season invites you to discover the deep joy in penetrating beyond the veil and investigating the mystery, no matter the stakes. YA Novel: The Hunger Games. Primal perceptions, mental endurance, and survivalist viewpoints.

Mercury in Sagittarius
Gemini season invites you to try on different versions of the truth curiously without having to commit. YA Novel: Weetzie Bat. Punk-rock LA, political progressivism, wishful thinking, and unexpected conclusions.

Mercury in Capricorn
Gemini season invites you to let your old-soul thinking and “real” world perceptions. YA Novel: The Catcher in the Rye. Coming-of-age realizations, necessary lessons, and the courage to rediscover what really matters.

Mercury in Aquarius
Gemini season invites you to revel in out-there perceptions and challenge group consciousness to summon your true tribe. YA Novel: The Outsiders. After-school rebellion, outlaw risk taking, and the search for true belonging.

Mercury in Pisces
Gemini season invites you to let magical thinking pave the way to concrete action. YA Novel: Alice in Wonderland. Strange trips down the rabbit hole, mental expansion, and the ability to mindfully mix fantasy and rationality.

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THE AQUARIUS WANING QUARTER MOON WANTS US TO GET READY FOR BREAKTHROUGH

In preparation for the 25th’s New Moon, the Aquarius Waning Quarter Moon asks us to look back before we charge into the future. Revisit and restructure so you can get ready to radicalize, says Jennifer RacioppiArtwork: Seana Gavin 

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Waning Quarter Moon :: May 18 2017 :: 10:46 pm EST :: 28 Degrees Aquarius

Marking the halfway point between the 10th’s Full Moon in Scorpio and the 25th’s New Moon in Gemini, the Aquarius Waning Quarter Moon reveals that it’s essential to look backward before charging forward.

Think back to February 2015’s Aquarius New Moon. This current Quarter Moon brings those past intentions and actions into greater focus. Try to decipher what’s culminating in your life now that relates to seeds planted then. 

Simultaneously, on the day after the Aquarius Waning Quarter Moon, we will experience the second of three trines (a positive golden aspect) between Uranus, who represents revolution and freedom, and Saturn, who offers a heavy dose of structure and discipline. The first of these three trines happened on December 24, 2016, and the final will occur on November 11, 2017. This positive aspect suggests an innovative breakthrough in the structures of life. Use it to your advantage! 

:: The Sun ::
With the Sun at the tail end of steady, stable, sensual Taurus, and primed to enter quick witted and communicative Gemini on the 20th, we sit on the heels of change. As we take in the last moments of Taurus and prepare to switch zodiac signs, the Sun forms a T-square with the nodes of fate. This evolutionary configuration asks us to take stock of where we are in relation to our desires, goals, and dharma.

When the Sun moves into Gemini, it’ll be time to get into the flow of socializing, communicating, and networking. Right now, however, we have the opportunity to assess, systematize, and steadily focus our attention on where we are in relationship to our desired outcomes, and to make changes accordingly.

:: The Moon::
The future-oriented, humanitarian driven Aquarius Moon conjoins the South Node before moving into Pisces hours after this square. With the Moon in this delicate position, squaring the Sun and opposing the North Node of Destiny, forgiveness becomes paramount. As you assess your progress, have a forgiving heart. Tenderly release expectations that have not come to fruition. You need to make room for the bigger and better things just around the corner.

:: The Square ::
The Sun in Taurus squaring the Moon in Aquarius asks us to look at any friction between our desires for practicality, and our needs for innovation and humanitarian drives. The Sun in Taurus favors the tried and true path of tradition. However, the Aquarius moon wants progress, change, and forward momentum.

Since this waning square also involves the North and South Nodes, it’s essential to lean more into Aquarius than Taurus. Remember, one day after this Quarter Moon, Uranus and Saturn trine, which promotes progress and innovation. Shortly afterward, the Sun moves into social Gemini. So let progress lead the way!

:: The Message :: 

Revaluate. Plan. Innovate. Release. Surrender. Trust. With the Sun squaring the nodes of fate, and the Aquarius Moon directly conjoined to the South Node, this Quarter Moon drives us to evaluate how are doing so we can lean more fully into our progressive ideals.

This turning point of 2017 asks us to let go of what no longer serves us. Is there anything you need to release that stands in the way of receiving your intended goals? Are you ready to cultivate the prosperity and joy from all of your hard work? Under Taurus Sun’s influence, letting go is hard. But don’t let that stop you. Use this Waning Quarter Moon to make progressive adjustments.

Allow friction to propel you forward … 

For more Moon wisdom or to book a coaching session with Jennifer visit Jenniferracioppi.com. To learn more about how to work with each Moon phase, join our community of lunar lovers at Moon Club!

FASHIONISTA AWAKENING: HEALING THE INDUSTRY

Two years ago, stylist-turned-shaman Colleen McCann stepped out of the mystical closet—and found herself healing the leading names in fashion & beauty. From skin deep to soul deep, it was time for a fashionista awakening!

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It’s been two years since I said adieu to the fashion industry and entered the atmosphere of the spiritual realm. My initial intention when I defected and started my business, Style Rituals, was to use my fashionista roots and my spiritual know-how to realign the energetic and visual bodies of my clients … little did I know that I would be doing ALL my healing work within the creative wig-wam I had called home for 15 years.

I was totally having a Michael Corleone moment. They pulled me back in, and to my delight it unfolded in the most sparkly and unexpected way!

Common topics that surfaced in Intuitive Crystal Readings amongst the fashion mavens were boys, ageing, business strategies, industry bullshit, body image, embracing your girl-bossness and wearing your ‘Power Color’ (as personally chosen by my Spirit Guides).

Enter cosmic jolt of epic proportions … 

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One day, I came to my client’s Manhattan apartment and was greeted at the door with a smile, Pamplemousse La Croix (YAY, my favorite!), and the following statement: “I’m so glad you’re here. We need to talk. I’ve got what you’ve got.” Slightly confused, I looked at the almond milk chai tea latte I was carrying in my hand. She laughed and said, “Ummmm no, like the third-eye stuff. I need your help as it’s affecting my work and my health.” (Insert the wide-eyed, looks-like-you-just-saw-a-ghost Emoij because that was 100% my face!)

And then came more. Lots more. One-by-one, my fashion industry brethern started coming out of the mystical closet with me as a sacred witness. Surrounded by an army of Tarot cards and crystals, we would sit pow-wow style on the floor and embark on a magical throw-rug ride of epic proportions.

As a fashion stylist, I’ve seen more tits backstage than a bouncer at a strip club. However, my clients were now emotionally, mentally and energetically stripping down way past their Agent Provocateur knickers. How naked did we get together? NAKED AF!

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My clients wanted guidance and understanding about how to walk around in the world with strong intuition. How could they know things before they happened? Welcome to the land of premonitions! Why would they walk into a boardroom and sense things about someone having never met them before? Yes, that puts you into Empath territory. And my personal favorite—tips n’ tricks on how to keep your shit together when you see dead people hanging out backstage at Fashion Week. True story. Real question.

It was evident my work was getting as layer-y as MILK’s Birthday Cake. I was being called to dive deeper than healing peoples’ wardrobes with a Closet Cleanse, or guiding them on trend directions with an Intuitive Business Building Session. It looked like I had been officially nominated to help my kin awaken to their own intuitive gifts, and perhaps heal aspects of our industry that needed a bit of a makeover in the process. Okay then. I rolled up my 100% silk Equipment sleeves and got to work.

As word spread on fashion island about my mystical lessons, my business grew like wildfire—by what I like to call the Gynecologist principle. You want to go to your BFF’s Gyno right? You trust who she trusts with your innermost workings and, of course, whether or not you should try out this whole Rose Quartz Crystal Yoni egg thing. (Yes ladies, this is the final frontier when it comes to working with crystals).

Then it spread to our larger creative community. Think film makers, beauty executives, art directors, lifestyle bloggers, models, PR girls, hair stylists, make-up artists, copy-writers, photographers, producers, authors, mixed-media artists and musicians. My creatively charged coven just got a whole lot bigger, and the container I was holding for healing, teaching, and awakening was more priceless than any jar of $200 under-eye cream.

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There were several common threads woven into client sessions. These “creative industry refugees” were looking at other career avenues, as they were feeling tired, unappreciated and burned out. I heard the resounding echo that the industry felt soulless. Could tapping into their own intuition, getting an energy healing, and building a personal spiritual practice possibly help revive their creative juices—and the industries they were already in? Yes!

Through energy work and Shamanic healing you can heal mentally, physically, and emotionally. The experience can help increase focus and clarity, silence anxiety and depression, curb addictions, build confidence, increase communication skills, produce sounder sleep, help you make better life choices, release body issues, and heal relationship traumas.

For my clients, this meant getting back to being creators: thought-leaders with big picture ideas that would bring lasting change and meaning, remembering what it really means to embody and promote beauty, and, most importantly, reignite their passion. Skin-deep creativity wasn’t going to cut it anymore.

And this crew was, like, totally up to it!

Why can creative-types turn on the sixth sense so easily? Let’s look at the facts. Creatives are naturally right-brained, which is why we gravitate towards artistic endeavors. We get described as the following: emotional, sensorial, visionaries, free-thinkers. In Shamanism, when we want to “tap-in” in to our intuition or have a chit-chat with our Spirit Guides, we also work with the right side or what’s known as the ‘wisdom side’ of the brain.

And P.S. having met with many creative thought-leaders through my spiritual work, I can personally confirm that all highly successful people have a devout spiritual practice.

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The implications of this creative “awakening”? BIG! One of the most common questions I have received from editors since day one is, “What’s up with the spirituality trend”? My answer. Spirituality isn’t a trend.

Now I’m going to get all Woowoo JuJu with you for a minute.

There is a paradigm shift happening within the collective consciousness on our planet. I know, WTF does that mean? Basically, as a people we are shifting our energy, thoughts, actions, words, and feelings to a higher vibration, so that we can embody a better existence for ourselves and the world around us. Part of the current shift includes learning how to tap into an unseen force, using spiritual practice, the occult, mysticism, and ancient wisdom traditions like Shamanism.

When something lives in the collective consciousness, it does have the ability to spread like a trend. Influencers have adopted the idea and spread the message that the “status quo” isn’t good enough, and that there is more out there for all of us. People are unearthing and remembering ancient wisdom traditions to heal and live a better life because it works. We have just gotten so wrapped up in our fast paced, technology driven lives that we forgot about how simple it all can be.

If I were to name this trend board I would call it “Ancient Future”—and say that health and wellness may be the fashion and beauty industries’ best and most timeless accessory moving forward. What we’ve been working with up to now only goes skin deep, and we need to go soul deep.

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Colleen McCann is a fashion stylist turned Shamanic Practitioner with practices in NYC & LA. She realigns the energetic with the visual through Intuitive Crystal Readings, Shamanic Hands-On-Healing, and Feng Shui Space Balancing. Make sure to follow her on Instagram, and pick up one of her new Energy Healing Kits  and Medicine Bags on Goop to jumpstart your cleanse!