NUMINOUS TAROTSCOPES: AUGUST 2017

Cast and channeled by Lindsay Mack, using the Starchild Tarot.

LEO :: LEO RISING
Perspective

Happy birthday, sweet Leo! The Hanged Man, or Perspective, is blessing you with its presence this month. It’s gifts to you will be some profound invitations into surrender, patience and transformation, all centered around what you have no control over—anything that you cannot change or rush in your life at this time. You will most likely experience some intense (and awesome) shifts in August, thanks to the eclipses and potent Moon phases. Trust and welcome it all. The Hanged Man is clearing the way for greater alignment with your soul’s highest and best, offering you a sacred perspective shift around divine timing and trust. If you surrender to the medicine of The Hanged Man this month, Leo, it’ll change your life.

The Hanged Man prepares us for Death—literally. It is the card that precedes the Death card in the order of the Major Arcana. Ruled by Neptune, it takes us into a very Piscean world, inviting us to literally ‘hang out’ with whatever arises in our lives, internally or externally. It is yoga off the mat, asking us to hold the pose during difficulty or intensity. For you, Leo, this is an amazing thing. The Hanged Man is an exceptional card because it asks us to say an empowered yes to life—to voluntarily choose to hang out with whatever evolutionary process we are in.

This experience is life changing, because when we say yes to life, we simultaneously say no to victimhood, allowing all that doesn’t serve to die away. Soon, you will taste the fruits of forward momentum, joy and expansion, but for this moment, The Hanged Man is preparing you to receive these things in a more empowered and clear way than ever before. Surrender to whatever arises, cultivate patience, and hold the pose of your life.

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

VIRGO :: VIRGO RISING
Eight of Crystals

You are in your element this month with Eight of Crystals, or Pentacles, Virgo. The perfect card for your sweet, sturdy sensibility. Your invitation for August is to keep your nose to the proverbial grindstone. Whatever you are working on, creating or learning, throw yourself fully into being a student. Completely release attachment to the future, dropping and forgetting about outcomes and perfection. This is a month to let your hands get dirty. To fall and get back up again, and again, and again.

This is a time to be centered firmly in the present, in your work, opening your arms to humility and the gifts of apprenticeship. Work, practice, repeat. Although you may be tempted to skip this step in your process, it is this commitment to being a sacred student that will propel you into the next level of your mastery. Don’t let it pass you by. Surrender to the inward pull, into this deep place of humble repetition. The more you honor this invitation, the sharper and more refined your skills will become, readying you for a big expansion.

We so often forget to give credit to the power of action when we reflect on our desired intentions. We may wish for big writing or artistic opportunities, greater abundance in our businesses, all of which is perfect. But, we have to ask ourselves — are we making art, or just waiting for the gig to drop in? Are we writing, or waiting for the book deal? Are we practicing our craft, letting ourselves be wildly imperfect in order to learn, to become masters? Eight of Pentacles is your chance to live your intentions and dreams this month, Virgo. Saying yes to this card will change your life. Start with wherever you are, and just keep going.

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

LIBRA :: LIBRA RISING
Four of Cups

You may very organically feel like you need a break this month, Libra. If so, I encourage you to take it where you can get it. Whether you feel called to cool it on the dating front, in your career, socially or otherwise, trust your gut and take a breather. Check in on where things feel too intense for you, and let them go for a bit. Whatever you release will come back to you tenfold, if you allow yourself the gift of a sacred pause. Let August be as insular, as cozy, and as sweet as you desire it to be. Four of Cups is ready to support and nurture you through this process, so allow yourself to breathe as you need this month, reflecting and readying for the next phase of your life.

Four of Cups is a card that invites us to turn our attention inward in order to process something emotionally. It is often interpreted as a warning around self sabotaging behavior, that we are missing the signs and gifts all around us—it might be how it feels, but that’s not really the truth. The soul knows the value of wise breaks, knows when it’s time to go within. The soul can teach us about the gifts of a pause, and of trust in the timing of things.

The soul knows we can never miss something that’s meant for us. The potential alchemy of this card is strong, sweet Libra. You just have to invite it in, trusting its medicine. August is going to be intense. Beautiful and transformative, but intense. Four of Cups is a chance for you to meet this intensity with ease and grace. The gift it’s bringing? Preparing you to launch forward, clear, refreshed, and inspired. Seize the opportunity.

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

SCORPIO :: SCORPIO RISING
The Wheel of Fortune

August is going to be an incredibly important cycle for you, Scorpio—I cannot emphasize that enough. Not only are you moving through the magnificent Wheel of Fortune this month, but you’re doing it during a profoundly transformative time, one filled with great potential for new beginnings. The Wheel of Fortune, ruled by Jupiter, is a sign that change and transformation are at hand—our path is about to be shifted. In order to allow the cycle to unfold, your job—and it is a crucial one—is to stay the hell out of the future, no matter how difficult, tempting or torturous it feels.

Wheel of Fortune is a co-creation with Divine, and our part of the work in the co-creative process is to focus solely on the now, offering our attention to anything arising in the present moment. Let the alchemical process happen behind the scenes; you just keep your head focused on what’s in front of you. This will facilitate the most positive and graceful turn on the Wheel, and will allow you to let the medicine of the upcoming Eclipses to move through you. The month of August contains within its days two potent eclipses, several huge lunar transits and a Mercury Retrograde—no small shakes.

These transits are striking all of us on both an individual and collective level, but for you, Scorpio, it will be centered around rewiring some of the ways you’ve been moving through the world. It might be time to upgrade your worthiness, to look at your relationship to money, or perhaps to admit that you’ve fallen in love, or out of love, with some aspect of your life. No matter what, deep changes and powerful upgrades are available to you this month. Make a gentle commitment to simplicity, to presence, and to restoration—everything will unfold from there.

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

SAGITTARIUS :: SAGITTARIUS RISING
Ace of Swords

This is a powerful month for you, Sagittarius, especially in the realms of inspiration and the cultivation of new ideas. Get ready for some beautiful expansions. Ace of Swords is blessing you with its lightning sharp clarity in August, opening your life to brand new ways of thinking. This card promises to inject a good amount of freshness into your routine, shaking things up in a welcome way. You are getting ready to make some bold changes, Sagittarius. Like the promise of the rising sun, the upcoming shifts are inevitable, exciting, and lie right over the horizon.

Ace of Swords is helping you to prepare for this by stoking the fire of your intellect, and planting the seeds of brilliant ideas, new inspiration, moments of genius and strokes of incredible insight. Whether you know it or not, you are being prepped for a whole new level of personal mastery and greatness. The work for you this month will be to trust in the medicine of the present moment. The work you will be doing in the Eclipses this month is helping to open the doors for this major forward momentum. This is a time of preparation for your next great expansion in life, but you must allow for the time to dream it before you step into it, for the visions and brilliant ideas to come through before you take action.

It’s very important not to put the cart before the horse this month. You might have moments where you feel like you aren’t moving anywhere, or like nothing’s happening. Honor those experiences, and stay the course. Aces are divine gifts, but ones that must be taken and implemented in an empowered way, of our own free will. Trust in the flow of timing, and lean into the aligned power of this amazing card as much as you can.

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

CAPRICORN :: CAPRICORN RISING
Ten of Swords

It is time to shift your mentality, Capricorn. In some way, no doubt aided by the intensity of the eclipses and lunar transits in August, you will be invited to make changes in how you’ve been relating to your thoughts. This shift in your mental scope will prove to be monumental for your growth, and crucial for your next steps. In some way, whether large or small, your mental perceptions have not been fully serving you. The presence of Ten of Swords is a signal that a change in this area of your life is near, and if honored, will be transformative.

The ingredients to facilitating this shift will be your willingness to surrender control, and your willingness to be vulnerable. Communication around this aspect of your life will be key. Asking for help and support, when needed, will be paramount. Let yourself soften into the support of those around you, allowing the shifts to be as easy and as graceful as possible. Any ten in the Tarot is a fresh start. There are tens that are joyful and momentous, like the Ten of Cups or the Ten of Pentacles—and there are more karmic Tens, like the Swords and Wands, that require us to make changes in order to move forward.

Something is not quite working, and in order to move forward, we must adjust it. This is where you will find yourself this month, sweet Capricorn. Ten of Swords is not a nightmarish symbol of pain and suffering, but a Death-like release from an old pattern that was no longer serving you. The vulnerability is part of the key that unlocks the door to this change. Let yourself be rebirthed, Capricorn. Release all that no longer serves you. Be vulnerable and raw. It is time and you are ready.

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

AQUARIUS :: AQUARIUS RISING
The High Priestess, Rx

August is an interesting and unique month for you, Aquarius. It might feel a little foggy and confusing in moments, but this is to be expected from the inward intensity of The High Priestess reversed. Your invitation is to float calmly in the fog, to let things be directionless and unclear in moments, without panic or worry. Just be. Often, if we receive this card reversed, it is very important to do nothing for a little while, allowing the mist to clear before we can see the moon again.

The High Priestess is ruled by the Moon. She is as watery, as changeable and as deep as they come. If we receive her in a reading, it is a sign that we already know the answers to our question. This archetype is deeply connected to our intuitive knowing, and requires us to cultivate an enormous amount of stillness and inner quiet to receive this deep answer from within. When we receive her reversed, it’s like there is a cloud cover over the light of the Moon. We just can’t hear or seem to get down to the core of our intuition. Our card pulls might seem totally confusing, our channels might sound like there’s nothing but dead air between us and our Guides. If so, it’s okay.

As stated before, just be for a little while. Laugh, bake bread, see friends, make love, see a movie—get back into life in a present way. Don’t worry so much about the future, or what’s to come. Focus on having so much fun that you forget how deeply you were straining to know or hear something. The more you take the pot off the stove and let it cool down, the clearer things will become. No pressure this month; just live.

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

PISCES :: PISCES RISING
Two of Swords, Rx

Are you taking care of yourself, sweet Pisces? Are you honoring your sensitivity, treating your head, heart, and body as they deserve to be treated? This month will be a time to review the effectiveness of your personal boundaries, and may include some clear wakeup calls to make adjustments for the good of your nervous system. You may feel called to take some gentle breaks, to keep your distance from certain people in your life, or to be less social as you see fit.

It all depends on how you feel, and what you feel called to implement. It may be important for you to review what’s important to you, and to state your needs, in spite of whether they disappoint others. Those who love and appreciate you will understand. August is a profoundly important month, and in many ways is acting as a mirror for you, Pisces. If something in your life is not working for you or serving you, it is going to be reflected back to you in a very straightforward way so you can make changes.

Two of Swords is an invitation to go within in order to offer ourselves the gift of a mental break. It is a wise pause, a breath in the midst of a strong stress response, a decision to stay home instead of going out and getting wasted. The reversal indicates that we have been blowing past these invitations to pause, perhaps out of resistance, busyness, or fear. Honor what you need, and set down roots this month to live your life in this level of integrity to your soul. You are uniquely tapped in and sensitive, Pisces. Not everyone is going to immediately understand your need for space and reflection, but they will once you begin to communicate about what you need in a clear and empowered way.

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

ARIES :: ARIES RISING
The Chariot

Blessed be, sweet Aries! You are moving through the powerful flow of The Chariot this month, setting the tone for a profoundly transformative cycle. The Chariot is considered to be the only true omen of greatness in the Tarot—when we receive this card, we can rest assured that beautiful things are on their way to us, borne on the back of our hard work and focus. Receiving The Chariot in a reading indicates that we are ready to shine, that the time is ripe to move forward, to share our voices and our gifts in a whole new way.

It is a wonderful signal that the projects we are working on, nurturing or in process with are about to expand forward with us, blooming into fullness. It is an earned victory, flowing from our courage, persistence and commitment to personal alignment. The last six months to a year have been particularly tough on you, Aries. Your whole sign has really been moving through a complete identity shift, and you may have been feeling (in spite of how resistant you were to it) called more into the cocoon than out in the spotlight. Well, things are about to change in that regard.

Your time in the cocoon is almost at its end, and you are about to emerge as a beautiful butterfly, completely transformed down to a cellular level. It’s all a part of the natural unfolding of things for your sign’s evolution. In fact, the only part of The Chariot that can sometimes be a challenge is that, due to its ruling Cancer, we have to leave our protective shells in order to step forward into the world, renewed and reborn. You are changed, Aries, ready to meet your destiny in some way this month. Rise to meet it; the timing is perfect.

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

TAURUS :: TAURUS RISING
Page of Wands

What a lovely energy to be moving through this month, Taurus! August is a kind of delicious reset for you, borne from the fresh frequency of the Page of Wands. Expect a flood of new ideas and inspiration this month, and to go about bringing them into earthly form in a totally new way. Page of Wands is an energetic burst forward, tempered by earned wisdom and intuition around divine timing. Dually ruled by earth and fire, this archetype has learned to master his wildness, stoking the flames of his passion in a totally aligned way. What this means for you, Taurus, is a lot of forward momentum without scraped knees.

You’ve gained so much knowledge from your past experiences — you are now empowered to act from that wellspring of wisdom, even while leaping into the next great adventure of your life. Things may seem like they are shifting wildly this month, and you might feel that you are moving too fast. It’s all perfect. Trust the momentum, and the opportunities that present themselves to you. You are ready for every moment of it. August is a crucially important month, energetically speaking. We are moving through some massively potent eclipses, lunar transits and a Mercury Retrograde, all supporting our collective and individual awakening and evolution.

Everything that doesn’t serve us is being stripped away. For you, Taurus, what your sign is really ready to shed is the resistance to expansion, receiving and the manifestation of your gifts and worth. No more playing small. Everything happening to you this month is focused in that idea—making room for you to shine more brightly than you ever have before. You can think of August as a sacred Road Opener, of being blessed by Ganesha. Set yourself free, and leap forward, trusting the paths that open up for you.

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

GEMINI :: GEMINI RISING
The Tower

You are in the profoundly transformative medicine of The Tower this month, Gemini. Be prepared to be shifted in the grandest and most rooted of ways. Ready yourself for anything that is not serving you to be stripped away for something new to grow in its place. Let’s get something straight right off the bat: The Tower, despite its extreme reputation, does NOT bode disaster, horrors, calamity or pain. The Tower is the most intense stripping of ego identification in the Tarot, so it can often feel like we are dying, being punished, or that something bad is happening to us.

It is, in fact, the most profound liberation of the soul’s truth in the Fool’s Journey—a total reset. This card’s presence is particularly profound this month, due to the unfolding of the eclipses, lunar transits and Mercury Retrograde. Trust whatever it brings and let it come. You’re only losing what you outgrew long ago. Some aspect of your life that you know is out of alignment is coming to a crashing halt this month, sweet Gemini. If you are wildly out of alignment, the halt will be huge. If not, the shift be lighter, but just as powerful. This is what it is to evolve on a soul level.

The brain and nervous system inevitably freak out, because they are committed to keeping us safe and in what we know. It’s only from the perspective of the ego that this card will feel like a death; the soul knows that it is the greatest freedom. Feel all the feelings, and shed whatever wants to be released in this month. It is making room for something new, perhaps at the root level, to grow and be nourished in your life. Trust the crumble; let it burn.

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

CANCER :: CANCER RISING
The Hierophant

August has the potential to be a deeply transformative month for you, Cancer. The Hierophant is a profound initiation, shaking us loose from the bonds of hero worship, and dropping us squarely into the heart of our own truth, channel, and compass. We become our own wise teacher in this card, shedding doubts and fears that have held us back. We may refine our message in this card, too, if we are teachers and space holders ourselves. Have you been sharing your light with the highest integrity, Cancer? Reflect deeply on that. If not, The Hierophant will guide you home to your center.

The month ahead may feel bumpy in moments, but it will all be worth it for the clarity that awaits you on the other side of this card’s medicine. Expect to go deep within in August; question and review everything. Get clear on the difference between the rhetoric of the brain and the vibratory truth of the soul. Wake ups, a-has, and eureka moments will all be a part of the fabric of this cycle. We are collectively moving through a very powerful initiation in August, aided by the potency of the eclipses, the lunar phases and Mercury Retrograde.

Nothing to fear; it’s all here to help us shed, reflect and step forward in our lives in a renewed and aligned way. Think deep and powerful awakenings. Expect expansions of the heart, clarity of the soul, and—most importantly—the shedding of any doubts and beliefs have kept you from being your own master and guru. You have your own unique gifts to bring into this world, Cancer. If you have not been drawn into this process already, you will be invited to take an inventory of your core beliefs, and whether or not they are serving you. It is a crucial step for your path ahead.

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

A TAROT PRACTICE TO HELP YOU NAVIGATE AUGUST 2017

Got a serious case of the Eclipse Season crazies? Fear not, says Melinda Lee Holm. This simple tarot practice will help you navigate August 2017 and pave the way for a brand new era …

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With two eclipses sandwiching the start of yet another Mercury retrograde period, August could feel like a bit of a roller coaster month.

But fear not! Leaning into the completion of the lunar eclipse and taking advantage of the slow down of Mercury can ease emotional turmoil and pave the way for the opening of a glorious new era … 

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:: 8/7  Full Moon Lunar Eclipse—10 of Swords ::

Lunar eclipses bring completion, end emotional cycles, and can give us an opportunity for an emotional reset. While endings are not always comfortable, if we focus on acceptance and release, we can integrate the lessons of the challenge, and move forward with love and hope.

The 10 of Swords illustrates this acceptance beautifully. At first, the image appears frightening and brutal—a figure with 10 swords piercing its body. But what we see is the turning point, the moment the figure chooses to see this strife as a blessing (see the formation of the fingers of the right hand), and to integrate the experience to move forward.

At this moment, the dark clouds finally lift and a bright new day appears on the horizon, full of light and promise.

Calling in the 10 of Swords:

  • Carry or wear Black Tourmaline to release energetic sludge and negativity
  • Clean out your closet – the symbolic release of possessions will lead the way for emotional release
  • Burn palo santo
  • Sprinkle bee pollen on yogurt or cereal for a boost of optimism

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:: 8/12  Mercury Retrograde—The Hermit :: 

Just 5 days after the big completion of the Lunar Eclipse, Mercury stations retrograde, turning our sights back for new insights into what has occurred since the last retrograde cycle. Many subtle (and not so subtle) messages can come through during this time. In order to best take advantage of the wisdom these messages can offer, it’s time to slow down, open up, and let it all sink in.

The Hermit is the perfect guide for this inner exploration. He goes into solitude by choice, on a mission to gather knowledge and synthesize this knowledge into wisdom he can bring back out into the world for the benefit of others. Let The Hermit teach you how your personal insights and revelations can benefit you as well as those around you.

Calling in The Hermit:

  • Carry or wear Iolite, the stone of shamanic journeying
  • Drink Licorice tea—the root offers powerful protection to keep your insights clear
  • Take a long bath in silence
  • Limit screen time to get in tune with your natural rhythms and intuition

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:: 8/21 Total Solar Eclipse—3 of Wands :: 

While we’re still lingering in the psychic cave of The Hermit, we get a major breakthrough with the Total Solar Eclipse. This is the first total solar eclipse to grace the United States in 99 years. Solar eclipses bring new beginnings. Even if you are not in the path of totality (meaning you only see a partial eclipse), this energetic reset is sure to signal a powerful change in direction, particularly following the clearing and reflection of the lunar eclipse and Mercury retrograde.

For inspiration in moving into uncharted territory, we take the wise and gentle hand of the 3 of Wands. The figure in the illustration appears well traveled, standing in loose robes with a headband, looking out over a barren landscape. There is no fear or hesitation here, but rather the considered pause of experience. The past has all been preparation for this moment. The true journey is about to begin … 

Calling in the 3 of Wands:

  • Carry or wear Moss Agate, the stone of new beginnings
  • Wear clothes that are easy to move in
  • Stretch your body to encourage your mind to follow
  • Add flax seeds to your smoothie to heal any old wounds preventing you from braving a new path

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:: 8/26  Women’s Equality Day—Strength :: 

Women’s Equality Day commemorates both the signing of the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote, and the Women’s Strike for Equality, held on the 50th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 1970. As we face continuing threats to our autonomy, safety, and equal rights, it is important that we build on the work of our sisters and mothers and ensure that our efforts include and protect all women, especially the most vulnerable among us.

To keep our hearts pure and in the fight, we call on Strength. The Strength card is a perfect portrait of feminine force. The figure is not dressed in armor or bearing any weapons. Her strength lies in her innate ability to co-create with the natural world. When we recognize that we are all one with the world, we can truly change the world for the better.

Calling in Strength:

  • Keep Orange Calcite in your workspace to stimulate playful, co-creative energy
  • Wear animal prints
  • Eat fennel to boost and fortify inner strength
  • Burn Amber incense to invoke the stability and longevity of the fossilized tree sap

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NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: JULY 31-AUGUST 6 2017

Get the astro symbol for your sign with our Numinous Weekly Horoscopes, by Sandra Sitron—a.k.a. Strong Eye Astrology

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Leo :: Leo Rising
The top of the cloud. Unless you can somehow get above them, the tops of the clouds are hidden from view. Get above them. Raise yourself, raise your vibration. Express gratitude at every minute so that you will be lifted up. Go way up above confusion or fatigue. Zoom all the way up to a feeling of connection.

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Virgo :: Virgo Rising
A melted chocolate bar. Let yourself get messy. You can’t keep everything neatly wrapped up all the time. “Messy” means emotional or uncontainable. Maybe there’s some sweetness that comes when you stop trying to be perfect or have it all together.

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Libra :: Libra Rising
A banner flying from behind a plane. What are you ready to shout out to the world? Can you supersize your message? Create much more spiritual connection in your daily routines, so that you can be sure that your message comes from the heart.

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Scorpio :: Scorpio Rising
Getting your teeth cleaned. “Teeth” are very symbolic. They represent your “bite” and how you approach life. This is a moment of high vitality and self-confidence. With the Sun lighting up your 10th house, you can shine your polished pearly whites out into the world.

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Sagittarius :: Sagittarius Rising
The hamster in the wheel. When we think of this symbol, we think of repetition and the mundane. But what does the hamster think? Maybe the hamster’s powerful imagination is helping him transform the boring routine into an incredible journey. Your efforts and exercises can help you go much further than you think.

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Capricorn :: Capricorn Rising
A stream of four leaf clovers coming from your heart. Your luck comes from within. It comes straight from your heart. From how much you love yourself. Give yourself a big hug. Give your inner child a big hug. Look in the mirror and say, “I am loved.” This stuff works like magic.

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Aquarius :: Aquarius Rising
Riding a hobby-horse. Let yourself be childish in your approach to love and money. You can even be a little bit ridiculous. It’s not all so serious. It might feel that way right now, but it’s so fleeting. If you can laugh at yourself and play, you will find lightness.

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Pisces :: Pisces Rising
A cow chewing it’s cud. You can improve your systems, routines, and organization now. The cow takes care of herself, grazing, and chewing. She does it with patience. Let your self-care help you strengthen your conscious connection to your higher self.

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Aries :: Aries Rising
Getting the fire started. The fire is your spark of life-force energy. You need to let that special spark that makes you YOU shine and flourish out in the spotlight. Get attention. Speak your mind. Let yourself be truly alive. Do you.

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Taurus :: Taurus Rising
Riding a unicycle. Try to find balance. Your emotional balance is incredibly important for you to focus on right now. What idea helps you feel nourished, loved and complete? Pay it careful attention. The same kind of attention you would need to maintain to balance on a unicycle. Keep your mind focused on self-love.

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Gemini :: Gemini Rising
A hot dog eating competition. You can take in a lot of ideas and new information right now. You might stuff yourself with data, news, and media. If you are driven by curiosity, this might be really enjoyable and productive. However, if you are overwhelming yourself with too much mental activity, take a break.

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Cancer :: Cancer Rising
Being lifted off the ground by a handful of helium balloons. Hold onto this concept of lightness. Don’t take survival so seriously. If you are interested in improving your earthly resources (aka money), it might be helpful to try to be light-hearted about it all. Your positive vibration will go a long way.

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THE SCORPIO WAXING QUARTER MOON WANTS YOU TO UNLEASH YOUR INNER SEDUCTRESS

With Eclipse Season just around the corner, the Scorpio Waxing Quarter Moon is a critical moment to take a hard look at your truth, trust your instincts, and harness your most authentic essence, says Jennifer RacioppiArtwork: Bethany Harper Walsh

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:: Waxing Quarter Moon :: July 30 2017 :: 11:23am EST :: 7 degrees Scorpio

Massive change is upon us …. This Waxing Quarter Moon in Scorpio is a critical checkpoint as we make our way into Eclipse season.

A time of transformation, change, and growth, eclipse season acts like massive broom in our lives—sweeping away what is no longer needed and ushering in new beginnings.

Because we’re now in the “shadow” period of two major eclipses occurring in August 2017, we’re already beginning to feel the impacts of these energetic harbingers. With eclipses slated for August 7th and 21st, and Mercury, the planet of communication, stationing retrograde on August 12th, issues surfacing now are part of a much larger story that’s unfolding.

Pay close attention—EVERYTHING right now has meaning!

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:: The Sun ::
With the Sun in the optimistic sign of Leo traveling closely to Mars, the spirit of Summer comes to a full roar, complete with courage, creativity, and play. Allow the presence of Mars to ignite your passion and purpose, and to encourage leadership and self-confidence.

Warning: The cosmic combo of the Sun and Mars may incite humorous uproars of laughter, dramatic and playful outfits, fun times at parties, and the ability to trust your leadership instincts.

:: The Moon ::
The Moon in Scorpio supports deep, meaningful conversations, intense, healing sexual experiences, and the ability to see past the facade. A Scorpio Moon helps you to know the truth instinctively, and to use this knowledge to support you to make better decisions, encouraged by depth and intimacy.

Unlike the upbeat demeanor of Leo, Scorpio penetrates into the dark. Let the wisdom of this Moon connect you to your emotional truth. Explore your sexuality—even if it’s just by yourself.

Turn on your seductress. Don’t be afraid of darker emotions as you evaluate what’s real for YOU. Embrace it all!

:: The Square ::
With the Moon in Scorpio squaring the Sun and Mars, the season’s sense of play and enthusiasm gives way to deeper emotions and intuitive truths.

In contrast to the lighthearted, high-vibe nature of Leo, the Moon traveling through intense Scorpio brings depth and grit. It asks us to look at our shadows, as well as the shadows of others. While this contrast may feel awkward, it’s a potent combination that calls forth the essence of authenticity.

:: The Message ::
With the Sun and Mars squaring the Moon in Scorpio one week before the Lunar eclipse in Aquarius, the time is now to look deeply within and determine where you are (and aren’t) aligned with your truth.

Let the bold, brash Leo energy encourage bravery and fun, and the deep emotional waters of Scorpio identify where you are misaligned with your authenticity. Beyond that, let the playful vibes of Leo, and the mysterious demeanor of Scorpio inspire you!

Dress with provocative flair. Allow your inner seductress to lead you forward. Let your playful yet intense sexual side out. Trust yourself. Let the energy build.

Next week we approach a massive cosmic clearing. You ready?

For more Moon wisdom or to book a coaching session with Jennifer visit Jenniferracioppi.com. And to learn more about how to work with each Moon phase, check out Moon Club, our community of lunar loving cosmic change makers! 

WHY YOU NEED TO DISCOVER YOUR “IKIGAI”

Want to discover exactly why you are here and what you’re here to do? The Japanese art of “Ikigai” can lead you closer to your soul purpose, says Sushma SagarMain Image: Samantha Wills Foundation 

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Why are you here? What is your reason for being? This is THE critical question of human existence and many of us spend our whole lives seeking to address …  

The simple Japanese concept of soul purpose, or “Ikigai,” is designed to help you begin to uncover the answers by exploring the intersection between what you can be paid to do, what you love to do, what the world needs, and what you are truly good at.

All it takes is a pen, some paper, and a sprinkle of curiosity … 

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:: THE FOUR CIRCLES :: 

Draw a venn diagram with four empty circles that intersect in the middle, one for each of the elements below, and write your thoughts in the corresponding section.

CIRCLE 1 – PROFESSION 
Inside this circle ask yourself: What are you doing that pays the bills and are there any parts of your job that you particularly enjoy?

Your profession is what you are paid to do. It could be something you always wanted to do, or something that you were encouraged to do. It may have evolved from a subject you studied. Or perhaps you just fell into it.

You may be one of the lucky ones who loves their job, but if you still feel like something is lacking, you’re not alone! I began my studies in textile design but ended up in fashion brand marketing because textile design opportunities were scarce. While marketing kept me in the industry I loved, it always felt like a compromise …

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Photo: Garrhet Sampson

CIRCLE 2 – PASSION 
Inside this circle ask yourself: When do you feel you are totally in the “zone” and time stands still? Are there any activities that you become so engrossed in that mean you don’t reach for your phone? 

Your passion is the thing you love, regardless of whether or not it has a commercial end. Passions excite us. They make us feel whole and consume our attention. Perhaps it’s something you used to do as a child but let fall by the wayside. As a child, I was obsessed with art and legos, and had a very specific vision for “weird” color combinations. Sadly, as my corporate life continued, these creative outlets eroded. Returning to our former hobbies can often shed light on our true passions.

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CIRCLE 3  – MISSION 
Inside this circle, ask yourself: How do you want to be remembered? What do you feel is your duty to the earth or mankind? What do you want to contribute to the world?

Your mission may feel more serious and involves the legacy you want to leave that inspires you to act. A mission doesn’t have to mean becoming a peace envoy or starting a charity! It could be that your mission is as simple as caring for your own family and friends. As a sensitive and quiet child growing up in a loud Indian household, I often took on the role of the diplomat. As an adult, I continue to strive to keep things peaceful and this mission has become the backbone of the healing work I have gone on to do since leaving my corporate career behind.

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CIRCLE 4 – VOCATION 
Inside this circle ask yourself : What aspect of your life, or things that you do, will be there no matter what? What thoughts or actions will you never tire of? What activity would you get metaphorically tattooed on your skin? 

Your vocation is a calling—something that you feel deeply compelled to do AND are suited for, and it’s often connected to your mission. Maybe you can get paid to do it, but money is not your motivation. Your vocation is not a fad. It is not something you try and then leave. It is something that is deeply embedded in your sense of self. It’s a bit like that favorite jacket you’ve had for years and you will always wear because it really suits you.

When I discovered that energy healing was my vocation, it felt like a soul calling—a commitment I had unconsciously made. The innate empathy and sensitivity that were less useful to me as a child, and in my former profession, finally had a raison d’etre. My desire to keep the calm now had a methology.

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Photo: Sasha Freemind

 :: THE CENTER OF THE CIRCLE—YOUR IKIGAI ::  

As you look at the contents of the 4 circles you’ve sketched, ask yourself … Are there any threads that link all four parts of your life? What common themes or activities come up? Could there be something that connects them together? Something that simultaneously gives you joy, satisfaction, life purpose, and reward? This could be your Ikigai. 

Don’t worry if nothing comes up, or if you find that you’ve found some intersection but it’s not perfect. My Ikigai is only just starting to emerge after A LOT of soul searching and some recent alignments in the stars. Over many years, my quietly growing healing practice has gone from a vocation to a passion to a mission … that has now also become a profession. Aha, Ikigai!

The journey to Ikigai is the ultimate in self-realization; it involves experience, analysis, and a life lived. And always remember, the journey itself is also part of your Ikigai … 

Sushma Sagar is a reiki master and teacher, and founder of The Calmery—an energy healing practice based in London. Follow her on Instagram for more magic! 

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: JULY 24-30 2017

Get the astro symbol for your sign with our Numinous Weekly Horoscopes, by Sandra Sitron—a.k.a. Strong Eye Astrology

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Leo :: Leo Rising 
Playing on a playground. Let yourself be young at heart. There may be worries and there may be fears, but by keeping yourself in a mode of “play” throughout it all, you may be able to shift to a different vibration. When you were a kid, you possibly made plans about when to play and with whom— setting up playdates and going to playgrounds. Can you do that for yourself now, as an adult? It’s important for your motivation and vitality.

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

Virgo :: Virgo Rising
Dipping a spoonful of salt water out of the sea. Partake. Let yourself have a serving. It’s a powerful dose of magic that you’re after. A spoonful of closeness to your spirituality, your creativity, your dreams. Maybe you’ve been overwhelmed or busy with practical things. Now is the time to put your energy into prayer, meditation, art, music, ritual, or imagination. Heal yourself with a medicinal dose of the water element — spirituality, emotionality, or symbolism.

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

Libra :: Libra Rising
An aerial photograph of a thousand people holding hands in a circle. You are ready to bring the people together. Big time. Build intention and build momentum. How will you manifest yourself in the global community? What is your conceptual intention for the macro? Whether we like it or not, we now have a global awareness. What will you do with that awareness? Every small action can be made with that larger “mission statement”  in mind.

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

Scorpio :: Scorpio Rising
Climbing the tree to pluck the perfect coconut. Gathering your harvest. It’s time to reap some rewards. There may be a big push when it comes to your career and that will satisfy your desire to make something concrete happen in this world. You came here to grow and change and evolve. So do it fast and furious right out there in the public eye. Don’t hold anything back. Climb the tree using every muscle in your body. Nobody said this would be easy. But the ripest fruit waits at the top.

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

Sagittarius :: Sagittarius Rising
A kaleidoscope reveals many worlds. Nothing is as it seems at first. Look through the kaleidoscope and view one paradigm. And then a small twist of the dial reveals another. Don’t stop looking for another way to frame what is happening. The angel message keeps coming in strong: Manifest what you want. Use your energy to create the world you want to live in. All of your seeking, all of your yearning, all of your thirsty desire will lead you directly to the realization of your vision— as long as you just believe that it’s possible.

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

Capricorn :: Capricorn Rising
The snake eating its tail. A powerful ancient symbol to carry with you this week. The eternal cycle. Each stage of the cycle requires transformation. You must be brave enough to let yourself break down so that you can build yourself anew. Trusting that it’s all part of an eternal cycle. Creation out of destruction. Life out of death. To work with this symbol in a practical way— push yourself to trust. Trust that the cycle supports you and you cannot fail.

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

Aquarius :: Aquarius Rising
Trying to put a cloud in a basket. Notice any outdated desire to hold and control. You can’t contain the cloud, but you can yourself become more vaporous. Do so by making space for love, creativity, and imagination. All three of these cannot be contained, because if they are trapped they will vaporize. Where all of this abstraction becomes concrete is in your closest relationships. You just can’t control them. Defy any attachment to a specific outcome by replacing it with love.

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

Pisces :: Pisces Rising
Rubbing lavender on your hands and face. Look for relaxation in the act of self-care. Make your cleansing and health practices sensual. It’s time to refresh. It’s time to organize. It’s time to take care of yourself and others. Do this work with a feeling of devotion. Tend to yourself like a priestess tending to an altar.

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

Aries :: Aries Rising
Cartoon exclamations:  “Boom!” “Bang!” “Kapow!” Is your life filled with exclamations? Are you interested and fascinated? Is your average day the right kind of page-turner? You need excitement. And more so, you need to appreciate the excitement that you have. Journal about your day. Then, in the margins, draw colorful comic “pow” speech bubbles to highlight the moments of adventure. Maybe the practice will help you remember that you truly are the superhero of your story.

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

Taurus :: Taurus Rising
Threading a needle. You are stitching yourself into the fabric of your lineage. Each move determines the path of your familial evolution. Where will you go with your energy? Will you change the pattern or continue it? Will you sew automatically or choose intentionally as you thread together a new iteration? Family or home situations may require a reset. Craft it carefully.

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

Gemini :: Gemini Rising 
A wagon pulled by horses moves down the dusty trail. Uncharted territory. It may be time for you move into a new way of thinking. New beliefs, new patterns, new terrain. That kind of exploration requires a bit of bravery, so consider; What will it cost you to remain in the grooved pattern? Is it comfortable where you are? Or do you need to upgrade? If so, then it’s time to research and plan. Find trusted guidance that can lead you into the unknown.

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

Cancer :: Cancer Rising 
Bushels of apples. So much sweetness. So much abundance. Take it all in. This is your natural state. The more that you can own the idea that abundance is your birthright, the more confident you’ll become. You need to build something long-lasting right now. Make sure that whatever you’re building matches your values. And let a powerful trust in the universe propel you along.

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

THE 2017 LEO NEW MOON WANTS YOU TO RISK YOUR HEART

Step into your fullest sparkle and share your wide open heart, no matter the risk. The 2017 Leo New Moon wants you to drop your defenses and shine the hell on, says Sandra Sitron

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New Moon :: July 23 2017 :: 5:45am ET :: 0 degrees Leo 

Step into a shimmer vortex that offers you a chance to open your heart. For real. Heart opening is an art and a science. This moment demands that you do it for you. No one else.

Every New Moon offers us a chance to recreate ourselves. And right now, this refresh has to do with how you share your heart, and offer the world your unique spark of life. But how do you truly share your heart? What if it hurts? What if you lose something?

I asked for a message about this moon. I closed my eyes and ran my fingertips over my bookshelf. My hand grasped a worn copy of Pride and Prejudice. It seemed like a strange pick—at first. I had assumed that I would end up with one of the many witchy self-actualization books that fill my shelves.

But on further reflection, the message is so clear: Drop your pride and drop your prejudice. Yes, you need boundaries around your heart. You need to protect it. But when a scared inner child is no longer running the show, it’s possible to feel safe and to share open-hearted love at the same time.

“Opening” means allowing your heart to be soft and vulnerable. Not proud. Not prejudiced. No barbed-wire every time you get triggered. And you don’t have to be happy to have an open heart. You can open your heart when you are mad, or sad, or frustrated. Try it.

This Moon demands that you open your heart, because Leo teaches us about love. Leo begs us to let our unique spark of life force energy, of spirit, move out into the world. To beam out through our heart chakra and connect with others.

The connection can happen through an exchange of love, through creative expression, or through playfulness. Meditate on each of these modalities, and choose one that seems right for you to explore during this Moon phase.

As you move through the day notice when pride or prejudice take over, and give your tender ego a big dose of empathy. Visualize your heart opening even through challenging emotions.

The 2017 Leo New Moon is asking you to shine. Do this at the highest possible vibration by shining beams of gossamer honesty straight out of your heart. Think of this as a gift to yourself.

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New Moon conjunct Mars
Eating a cheese sandwich.

The Moon is made of cheese. Mars wants to eat. Mars wants to take it on. Get it done. What are you ready to do, create, build, penetrate? What are you ready to engulf—mind, body, spirit, heart,all working together to shoot direct like an arrow out into the world? Yes, late summer is “vacation time.” But this aspect is not vacation. This is about putting your whole self into it. The push. All you have to do is focus your energy and then fly.

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New Moon square Uranus
Reaching out to touch the sparkler.

You can’t always grasp and contain the things that are the most beautiful—you’ll get burned. With other things, if you try to own them, label them, contain them, they just dissolve. Because they were never meant to be owned. What made them so unique and alluring was the suddenness, the unexpectedness, the rush of freedom. You can’t plan your own surprise party. And if you try to trap the firefly in your hands for too long, the light goes out.

Instead, invite wildness, invention and genius in. Be a good host. Create space for Inspiration, make her feel comfortable. And let her leave when she’s ready. Build a solid relationship with change, innovation, and the wild unknown.

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Use the questions below to dive deeper into the lessons of the 2017 Leo New Moon. For a more accurate reading, calculate your chart for free here and see which house holds 0 degrees Leo …

Aries or New Moon in the 5th house 
What situation in your life could use a dose of joy? What activities make you feel like a little kid?

Taurus or New Moon in the 4th house 
What needs to be reset when it comes to home and family? Who in your tribe needs some extra love?

Gemini or New Moon in the 3rd house 
How can you gently and easily request more recognition from your friends and community?

Cancer or New Moon in the 2nd house 
What intention can you create that would highlight abundance and security?

Leo or New Moon in the 1st house 
How can you express yourself more authentically this week? Where could excess pride be getting in the way?

Virgo or New Moon in the 12th house 
What is your plan for a heightened spiritual practice? Can creativity be a part of this?

Libra or New Moon in the 11th house 
How can you connect with a larger community? How can you have more fun with you tribe?

Scorpio or New Moon in the 10th house 
What are your intentions for your career over the coming cycle? What work feels more like fun?

Sagittarius or New Moon in the 9th house
What is your mission statement? Where in the world could this take you?

Capricorn or New Moon in the 8th house
What are you willing to let go of? What abundance would this make space for you to receive?

Aquarius or New Moon in the 7th house
What intentions can you create for more balanced partnerships?

Pisces or New Moon in the 6th house 
What healthy habits are you ready to implement? How could this bring more joy to your life?

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here.

MOONERS & SHAKERS: THE MOON CLUB MEMBER WHO DESIGNS HEALING HOTELS

Want to make space for your deepest desires? With her new signature offering, “Room Service,” Moon Club member Morgan Greenseth is using her interior intuition to design healing hotels …

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Morgan’s design for the 11 Howard Hotel, Soho

A healing hotel is …  
“A hospitality space infused with intention and sprinkled with playfulness that allows guests to maximize well-being. Combining 12 years of interior design experience with feng shui principles and sheer intuition allows me to identify and create energetic shifts that bring the space into alignment with growth and dreams.

Everyone should have access to spaces that support them and encourages exploration and expansiveness. I use design as a an intuitive would use Tarot cards; I look to the aesthetics to tell the story of its owner’s deepest desires. 

The project started while I was assisting friends in upgrading their apartments. As I helped them move, purge, or add to areas of their rooms specific to bagua and feng shui principles, things shifted in their lives. While working with my mentor, Elana Kilkenny, I realized that I should be combining this with my other passion—hospitality design.”

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Morgan’s design for The Rum Cellar, Bermuda

Spaces are energetically alive … 
“Spaces are living and we are directly affected by the spaces that surround us.

When it’s working well, design and structure help the flow and contain gentle guides that activate the space in specific ways. When a space does not have this thought or energy behind its birthing, we feel it. It’s a stagnant, almost “dead” feeling and people do not want to be there. We may not be able to point specifically to why we don’t feel comfortable or energized in a space, but our innate nature tells us.

Just as we change and grow as individuals, so should the spaces around us. By working with space to align with our intentions, we are utilizing another modality of healing. We infuse more of what we want and love, and more of our ability to grow in our environment, which helps thing manifest.”

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The big mission … 
“My mission is to bring life and energy back into hotels—to transform them into living and healing spaces. What’s better than to fly off to vacation AND have a hotel room that aligns with your intentions? A space that assists you in furthering your dreams, while you play, swim, and renew.

We tend to focus more on ourselves when we’re on vacation, which makes it all the more important to stay in a space that supports us. In turn, having happy, healthy, healed guests creates wonderful community relationships between the hotel, the guests, and the locals. It’s a new format for a retreat-style stay, but where the guest is in charge of the length of time they need, whether it be a weekend or a full week.”

The Moon Club inspiration … 
“It’s inspiring to have a community of people that support you. Even if it isn’t in person, you feel it. It’s a space where I can ask questions or come to understand why I might be feeling a certain way.

I personally love working with the Moon phases and encourage my clients to purge, set intentions, and align their spaces with these cycles. The reminders of these phases and the circles that are provided are a wonderful way to bring about community and awareness, especially during these challenging times.”

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Morgan’s design for The Rum Cellar, Bermuda

Discover more about Morgan’s spatial magic by contacting her here and follow her divine design inspo on Instagram. She also offers vision board services, Goddess circles, and private home consultations by request. **Want to start manifesting your own dreams? Sign up for Moon Club and join our tribe of cosmic change makers at Moonclub.co

LEO SEASON 2017: A MADONNA ANTHEM FOR EVERY SIGN

Welcome the disco lights of Leo Season 2017 with a Madonna anthem for your sign, says Bess Matassa in her sensory exploration of the current cosmic skies …

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Dip your kitten heels in liquid diamonds and get ready to glow. Here comes a ripe and ready, fruit-flavored season for slipping into your gold lamé unitard and taking to the glitter soaked dance floor.

But the Leonine promise isn’t mere performance. Deep inside its shimmering magenta heart, the zodiac’s fluffy cosmic cat presents us with the challenge of becoming even more of what we already are and innocently leaping into the arms of the technicolored world that surrounds us, propelled only by the engine of an eternal inner flame that never burns out.

Wrapped up inside the most valuable of Leo’s pink-ribboned packages is the treasure of sparkling simplicity. Nowness. The radically innocent notion that it’s alright to trust this life. So strap your red-hot heart to your ruffled sleeve and fall head over diamond-soled heels in love with every last thing that surrounds you, knowing that it answers the sweetly pulsating passion inside you.

The bejeweled blood that runs through your veins courses through the runways of the whole wide world. Because baby, you were born this way.

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The keyword: Heat.

The song lyrics: “Some are like water, some are like the heat/Some are the melody and some are the beat/Sooner or later they all will be gone/Why don’t they stay young?” Alphaville’s “Forever Young”

Check out Bess’ Leo Season Playlist, complete with babeliscous pop, sweetheart songstresses, and glamorous prom jams.

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Gucci SS17

The color palette: playground primaries and rainbow sherbets—peachy pinks, red-hot cherries, and creamy lemons sorbets.

The style: 50s pinup meets 80s hair metal. Body-con glamorama with gaudily gorgeous turquoise ice shadow, voluminous pink locks, plump glossy lips, candy necklaces, gold lamé unitards, and oversized ruby baubles.

The scents and flavors: tropical treats and sun-baked snackables. Think mangos on sticks, sprinkles on everything, perfectly ripe avocados, Juicy Juice boxes, Cheetos, bubblegum Lip Smackers, and the simply succulent scent of suntan lotion.

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The healing: being exuberantly present and sensationally sweet. Bedroom dance parties to your personal soundtrack, trips to the mall, overflowing pink bubble baths, stuffed animal pile ups, and all-night dress-up parties.

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Sensuous Invitation of the Month: MADONNA ANTHEMS!

Ruled by the Sun, Leo season invites us to light up the disco floor with our own solar power and heat the whole party generously with our endless golden glow.

Below, your sign-by-sign guide to opening your heart, striking a pose, and returning to the virginal sensations of making it through the wilderness … all the way back to the innocent belief that life is always worth living.

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Sun in Aries
Leo season invites you to fluff and buff your hard edges, and delight in softer expressions of selfhood. Madonna Anthem: Lay down your weapons and return to fresh sensations with “Like a Virgin.”

Sun in Taurus
Leo season invites you to trust in the security of your jewel box and utilize what’s already on hand. Madonna Anthem: Delight in the emotional costume party of existing resources with “Dress You Up.”

Sun in Gemini
Leo season invites you to plunge heart-first into the more difficult parts of your story and let your feeling nature lead the way. Madonna Anthem: Release the tangled tales buried inside your softly-lit soul with “Live to Tell.”

Sun in Cancer
Leo season invites you to honor all shades of creative birth and to validate your own feelings, no matter how strange. Madonna Mojo: Get wild and free on your own private tropical isle with “La Isla Bonita.”

Sun in Leo
Leo season invites you to generously share your heat with the trust that your flame is eternal. Madonna Anthem: Step into the center of the dancefloor and strike a pose like there’s nobody watching with “Vogue.”

Sun in Virgo
Leo season invites you to fully celebrate your self-contained integrity and the subtle sensations of beauty in your environment. Madonna Mojo: Find your footing and honor what’s unfolding with the sensitized sounds of “Rain.”

Sun in Libra
Leo season invites you to balance your urge to relate with a celebration of your one-of-a-kind perspective. Madonna Mojo: Know when to compromise and when to assert your boundaries with “Borderline.”

Sun in Scorpio
Leo season invites you to snack on your own intensity and know when laughing at yourself can be a radical form of power. Madonna Mojo: Apologize for nothing and wear your primitive feelings like a badge of honor with “Human Nature.”

Sun in Sagittarius
Leo season invites you to lose yourself in adventure once again with no endgame in sight. Madonna Mojo: Set off on an epically romantic voyage with “Holiday.”

Sun in Capricorn
Leo season invites you to inject your traditional approach with some healthy rebellion and seize the power of creative play. Madonna Mojo: Challenge existing structures and your own internal status quo with “Papa Don’t Preach.”

Sun in Aquarius
Leo season invites you to shift from the universal to the personal as you allow what’s inside your pumping heart to propel you forward. Madonna Mojo: Mix panned-out perspectives with close range emotions, and let your feelings skyrocket you all the way back to a brand new home with “Ray of Light.”

Sun in Pisces
Leo season invites you to revel in the sweet sensations of standing alone. Madonna Mojo: Risk surrendering to the mystery, and finding faith and fortitude in solitude with “Like a Prayer.”

Bess Matassa is available for private readings and astro-themed events. Connect with her at Mojaverising.com

WHAT YOUR SIGN NEEDS TO CONSIDER BEFORE GETTING A TATTOO

Thinking about inking up that bare summer skin? Before getting a tattoo, consider the long term implications for your sign, says Ruby WarringtonMain Image: Mohammad Faruque. 

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Summer in my local ‘hood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is officially tats out season. As the mercury rises and jeans and long sleeves make way for tanks and micro shorts, my streets become a walking, talking gallery of ink.

In fact, if it used to be considered rebellious to get a tattoo, in 2017 the fact that I’ve personally yet to go under the needle (that kind of needle anyway—me and Botox is a whole other story, and one you can read about in my book) feels like the anti-establishment choice!

I considered it for a while there, back when I was 18 or so. White tattoos, that would only show up on my Caucasian skin when I had a tan, were a “thing,” and I liked the idea of a design that would only be visible half the time.

After a few weeks of research, I decided on an ornate crayfish design to wrap around my ankle—and thank Goddess I talked myself out of that one! Having a small mollusk inked on my body for life may have been befitting of my Cancer Moon sign, but it isn’t exactly a look that fits my current MO.

When it comes to making big decisions and implementing change in our lives (yes, getting a tat totally counts), the signs of the zodiac are grouped into three different categories: Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable. Worth considering before you land on the tattoo for you …

*As always, in any matters considering personal appearance read for your rising sign too!

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Photo: Matheus Ferrero

:: CARDINAL SIGNS :: Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn

Qualities: Trend-setting; bring about change by starting something new; project into the world (feelings, thoughts, ideas); use their will to make things happen.

Tattoo tactics: The urge to get inked may be linked to a big life change, as a way of marking the transition from what was to what could be. If this is the case, then consider what you truly want to bring with you into your new incarnation—and what you’re ready to leave behind. Is there also a way to incorporate an intention for the future into the design?

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:: FIXED SIGNS :: Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius

Qualities: Make change in order to maintain the status quo (imagine tidying a messy house to bring it back to its original state); security-seeking; needs stability.

Tattoo tactics: For you, a new tattoo could be a way to imprint a cherished memory or state of being onto your body forever. Tats can be a source of comfort for you, a reminder that some things in life are indeed permanent, even when the outside world appears to be in a constant state of flux. Choose a design that triggers this sense of stability and reminds you that your body is your “home.”

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:: MUTABLE SIGNS :: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces

Qualities: Accept and adapt easily to external changes; move quickly from one thing to the next; willing to change themselves to fit in with their environment.

Tattoo tactics: Two words—“impulse control.” Your signs are the most likely to be talked into getting a tat because all your friends are doing it, or seeing a celebrity style you like … and then finding yourself paying a fortune to have it removed a few years down the line. Give yourself at least two weeks to think things over before you commit, and take extra time to find a design that truly speaks to YOU.

This article originally appeared as part of my Style Goddess column over at Horoscope.com!

7 WAYS TO HAVE AN (ACTUAL) MAGIC WORKOUT

Fitness becomes truly powerful when we also get our spiritual sweat on. Former NFL cheerleader turned conscious trainer Kayla Vernaglia shares her top tricks for how to have a magic workout …

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Let’s get real. It seems like everywhere we look these days there’s an ad to get “beach body” ready or “slim down for summer.” It’s no wonder we’re all running for our tarot decks and tubs of vegan matcha ice cream … 

There certainly isn’t anything wrong with honoring your bod, taking a sexy ass photo, and flaunting what your momma gave ya! But beyond the physical vessel fitness is a FEELING, and that’s where the magic lies and the change happens. When meeting our physical wellness goals is challenging, it’s often because there’s a mental, spiritual, or emotional weight behind it.

Which might sound like some heavy sh*t if it’s hard enough to find time to go for a run or get your down dog on.

Below are some of my pro tips for getting your spiritually conscious sweat on, and bringing an extra layer to your magic workout … 

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:: 1/CREATE A WORKOUT ALTAR :: 
Clear the space and really set the intention! This is especially great for in-home workouts. If you’re using a mat, find sacred items that hold meaning to you and place them at the head or foot. Perhaps you line the mat with spell-infused candles or a freshly pulled tarot spread. Maybe you incorporate the four elements in some way.

Don’t have a mat to create the traditional vibe? Alternatives could include anything from practicing on a patch of grass or dirt in your backyard that calls to you, using your own body as a moving altar (with your outfit choices, for example), or mapping a route on your walk/run, starting North, and then hitting the other three magical directions.

You can make it as non-traditional or traditional as you’d like—it’s your space to connect to. Work with what you’ve got and if the intention is pure, you”ll always be able to harness the magic.

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:: 2/PRACTICE MIND CONTROL :: 
The mind is powerful AF. Truly, every choice we make, from the foods we eat to the words we say, start in the mind. If you are mid sweat and can’t stop thinking about how much you hate your thighs, well they’re probably not gonna respond with loving you back, sister. Flip the script and write a little love note to those puppies: “I love and appreciate my thighs for holding me up and keeping me strong.” Ah, doesn’t that just feel better?

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:: 3/LOVE UP ON YOURSELF :: 
Stay in your own lane and let go of comparisons. Whether you’re an avid fitness goer or a complete novice, you are right where you should be in your journey. Focus on what you CAN do, not what you can’t. Be kind to yourself, and give yourself some love for showing up and granting your soul the beautiful opportunity to move energy and connect to the core.

Words count for sure, but there are so many other magical ways to tell yourself yor’re worthy. Perhaps you put on your sauciest pair of skivvies and walk around all day like you’re carrying a sexy little secret, or wear sensual fabrics and colors that make you feel desirable. When was the last time you sent yourself flowers? Do it up and love yourself up cause you deserve it baby!

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:: 4/CHECK IN WITH YOUR “EARTH SUIT”:: 
We are different day to day, moment to moment—what might feel okay for you now might be different later. Have you ever had those days where you just feel sluggish or sad? Or maybe you feel really jazzed and inspired? Listen to those feelings and follow suit, literally. If something does not feel accessible for you, then modify or take that sacred pause. Modifying does not mean you’re doing less than, it means you’re honoring your body.

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:: 5/GET DIRTY :: 
Get outside and do your workout barefoot! There is something incredibly magical about placing your feet into the earth and really grounding into her energy. Whether it’s by the ocean, in a garden, or beyond, taking our sweat sesh outside is a wonderful way to remind us that we are connected to something greater. With that sense of security, it may just allow you to reach new sweat levels you never dreamed possible.

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:: 6/SWEAT WITH THE MOON :: 
Allow your workouts to follow the moon cycle. If the moon is waning, perhaps you go for a long run to help sweat out the toxins and release. If it’s waxing, you might work on strength building exercises such as lifting free weights to help connect to the idea of adding power to your life. If it’s summer and your workout lands around a Strawberry Full Moon, you may focus more on pelvic floor exercises for sexual liberation. Perhaps, it’s closer to the colder months, such as a Snow Moon, and you shift your focus to gentle stretching to enhance relaxation and yoke mind with body.

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:: 7/BREAK OUT THE TUTU :: 
Like for real … HAVE FUN! Working out doesn’t have to be a horrible experience. It might even be *GASP* enjoyable! If someone farts in yoga class, we’re all still gonna make it people. As adults, sometimes it’s like we need permission to play. Add the element of fun whenever you can—maybe mid gym sesh you pretend the floor is lava, or wear a tutu to yoga class. Get creative and release that little kid who just wants to experience the world through light and laughter.

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And always remember: you are a strong ass warrior queen. A Wonder Woman. Next time you lace up your sneakers or slip into your leotard (do people still wear those—please say yes!), harness the power of thought, try a few magic tricks, and allow self-love to transform you from the inside out. Now go get ’em (cue Rocky theme music)!

Kayla Vernaglia has always allowed her love of music, fashion, performance, and fun to infiltrate her active lifestyle. She is a former team captain and NFL cheerleader for The New England Patriots. In 2010, she teamed up with her sister to create The Mind Body Barre Method® – a multi-level workout emphasizing body awareness, functional fitness, and spiritual connection. ​Her mentorship program lovingly displays her passion for helping people embrace their inner wild, connect to their core, and push past societal bullshit to uncover their own deep sacred truths. She currently resides in Boston with her 10lb fur baby, Lucy. 

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: JULY 17—23 2017

Get the astro symbol for your sign with our Numinous Weekly Horoscopes, by Sandra Sitron—a.k.a. Strong Eye Astrology

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Cancer :: Cancer Rising
Ladybugs. It’s time to herald in good luck. Feel abundant, well taken care of, and secure. Nestle into a comfy cove, and ease into a feeling of relaxation. You’re fine. All is well. Slow down a little bit. Attune to the rhythms of nature as much as you can and take deep breaths. It’s time to feel grounded and remind yourself that scarcity is a myth. You have the same abundance within you that is echoed in the abundance of leaves on the nearest tree.

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

Leo :: Leo Rising
Rubik’s cubes stretching as far as the eye can see. Puzzling something together. This month ahead brings you on a journey of defining yourself in a new way. Validate yourself. What does that mean to you? A question— how many times in a day do you take credit away from yourself? Give that credit back. Do you allow other people to take away your power with a word or a glance? Change your perception. This all might seem like a puzzle, but keep working at the solution. Build yourself up so that your pure light shines from within. There is a way to do that while still remaining gracious and kind.

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

Virgo :: Virgo Rising
Marshlands. Still waters. Below the surface there is an active ecosystem of fish, frogs, roots, weeds and microscopic life forms. It’s a busy world down there. Your dream world may be busy too. Your subconscious mind is ripe for change. Pay extra attention to dreams, symbols and feelings. Look for opportunities to think of the past, consider forgotten emotions and allow deep healing in the furthest reaches of your psyche. Make space for quiet intention-setting.

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

Libra :: Libra Rising
A unicorn high-stepping at the edges of a frothy sea. Change your perspective. Do it now! The world is much more magical than you think. Much more is possible than you think. What has been “proven” can absolutely change. Shake yourself out of a boring, mundane reality and LOOK for the magic. This is not a time to be staring in the mud. You’ll miss the vision of the unicorn emerging from the sea.

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

Scorpio :: Scorpio Rising
A spiderweb of gossamer threads catches the light. The spider builds a web carefully, strand by strand. The next day she nonchalantly moves on to the next project— a new web. She doesn’t worry about all of the work she did before. She keeps looking for an improved location, technique and result. You are entering an ambitious new phase. Keep working. Keep looking for a higher building site, just a little bit closer to the light source. Every spider knows that’s where the moths are.

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

Sagittarius :: Sagittarius Rising
Hang gliding. Seeing new sights. You are on a massive quest for exploration and freedom. Adventure is your food and water. A new way of thinking is your shelter and warmth. Get outside of yourself, get beyond your everyday. Look for higher meaning. Seek a greater philosophy. Let that drive you.

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

Capricorn :: Capricorn Rising
A brilliant bouquet flowers. Appreciation of the sensual experience of life. Look closer for beauty. Look deeper. Don’t just see the flowers — smell the flowers, dream of the flowers, eat the flowers. Get really present and merge into the experience that life is offering you. Don’t distract yourself with overwhelming goals or “future thinking” right now. Being fully present will allow you to truly make an impact.

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

Aquarius :: Aquarius Rising
Swans going fishing. A pair of monogamous swans taking on their daily task of finding food. They float along and have fun together as they meet their needs for sustenance. They make it look easy. You are learning to balance work, relationships and play. You are learning to go with the flow. You are creating space to be your true authentic self, while allowing yourself to be seen in relationship. Let it be known to the world that you are magnanimous, gracious and strong, just like a swan.

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

Pisces :: Pisces Rising
A telephone made of tin cans. Gathering new information, clearing up confusion, trying to make improvements. There’s a lot of work and a multitude of details to take care of. Is it possible that you’re working with out-dated technology? Focus on your systems and organization. If you can get the details in good order, you’ll have more space for fun, creativity and playfulness.

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

Aries :: Aries Rising
Kickboxing. A flurry of activity. Let yourself be wild. Be on fire with creativity and action. You’ll feel burned out if you’re denying yourself of fun. Make time for fun, joy and lightness. The more that you explore your playful, creative side, the more you’ll learn about yourself. The “kick-boxing” symbol means that you are taking something on. Find your motivation to take on your next project by asking yourself what would be fun to do. What would feel joyous? That’s how you kick it into high gear.

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

Taurus :: Taurus Rising
Pulling a rope in a game of tug-of-war. Hold on. Bear down. Staunchly protect your boundaries. Instead of rushing forward or starting new projects, take some time to be sure your basic emotional needs are met. Do you know deep within that you are worthy? Do you love yourself truly? Prove to yourself that you love yourself by allowing space for your feelings. Even if they are not comfortable! You need to hold on for a little bit here so that you recognize on deep levels how strong and supported you are.

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

Gemini :: Gemini Rising
Using a megaphone. You are ready to send a message. What are you consciously deciding to bring into your life? Call it out. Tell the universe. Say what you want. Say how you want your relationships to feel, how you want your work to feel, how you want your money to feel, how you want your health to feel. Shout it out from the rooftops so that you are very clear on your intentions.

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

THE ARIES WANING QUARTER MOON WANTS YOU TO STEP UP YOUR GAME

The 2017 Aries Waning Quarter Moon asks us to step up our game, and prepare for some serious cosmic upleveling. Get invigorated. Get motivated. And be ready to get your world rocked, says Jennifer RacioppiArtwork: Bethany Harper-Walsh

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:: Waning Quarter Moon :: July 16 2017 :: 3:25pm EST :: 24 degrees Aries

While the Waning Quarter Moon usually signals a time to take an inward glance, in the fiery sign of Aries, we’re asked to kick into high gear. This energy bestows vitality and motivation. Holler!

The first sign of the zodiac, Aries is ruled by Mars (the planet of action), and is famously known for its ability to initiate. Add Mars squaring Uranus to the mix, and we need to ready ourselves for change- perhaps even shocking and sudden change …

As we wrap up this current lunar cycle, and prep ourselves for a month with TWO Leo new moons ahead—including the August 21 legendary Great American Total Eclipse—we have a moment to unravel all that unfolds before our eyes, and simultaneously get ready for what’s to come.

Harkening back to the New Moon in Aries on April 18, 2015, we may see intentions set then coming to a full culmination now. Beautiful! Results that culminate now have been a long time coming. Stay grateful and on-point and you won’t be disappointed.

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:: The Sun ::
With the Sun traveling through the third decant of security driven Cancer, connecting us to our home life, our family, and our deep emotions, it’s time to dig deep into our inner wellbeing and ultimate security.

Given that the Sun recently opposed Pluto, we just survived massive intensity. The Sun represents all that is light, our identity, and our vital force energy; Pluto is the dwarf King of darkness, holding close to him all things related to death and rebirth, transformation, and destruction. This transit likely brought about a crisis of self-esteem or self-identity, and may have felt entirely out of your control. But this energy also contained the essence of resilience, and the potential for positive growth and change, initiating you into a new way of being.

With this aspect no longer at play, we’re a bit more free. Yet the Sun and Mars now squares Uranus, the planet of revolution and change. Hold onto your hats, Numi babes—this abrupt roller coaster ride is a cosmic upleveling that may land you exactly where you need to be. But, not without a bit of wind in your hair …

:: The Moon ::
The Moon in Aries feels inspiring—especially given the hit from Uranus. And who doesn’t crave action and locomotion in their lives? With Saturn in a super supportive angle, we can move in the direction of reconciliation, despite the challenges at hand.

:: The Square ::
With the Sun at the tail end of Cancer having just opposed Pluto and on its way to square Uranus, the word “ouch” comes to mind. Cancer, a sign that represents family orientation and sensitivity, doesn’t particularly like this challenge much.

However, like it or not, the cosmic menu has served up a plate of emotions with a side dish of surprise. With the Moon in a cardinal sign squaring both the Sun and Mars, we’ll find ourselves needing to reconcile precisely where we are at as we prepare for the first of two new moons in Leo!

:: The Message ::
With the recent hits from Pluto, and next week’s Uranus square, life’s #noteasy. Yet with the Sun in Cancer, these transits help us understand and unearth our confidence and security. We can handle this!

With the moon in action-oriented Aries, I highly suggest making moves during this phase. Move things to completion. Effort appropriately on behalf of your goals. Get your ducks in a row. When the Moon squares Uranus the following day, you’ll want to be on your A game.

Get ready to handle anything, and you’ll be grateful you did (cause “anything” might just be coming!)

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, check out Moon Club, our community of cosmic creatives and lunar lovers!