NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES JULY 30-AUGUST 5 2018

Get this week’s astro symbol for your sign with Sandy Sitron’s Numinous Weekly Horoscopes …

Photo: Casey Horner

Leo // Leo Rising
The wings of a dragonfly sparkle in the sunlight. You’re ready for iridescence. What is standing in the way of your shimmer? What is blocking you from the light of the sun? You can fly forward at full speed. Get in the mood by working on your confidence. There are many different ways to enhance self-confidence. Affirmations, exercise, journaling about your achievements, hypnosis, and meditation are good places to start. Do a little research and pick a few techniques to enhance your sparkle.

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

Virgo // Virgo Rising
The river constantly flows. Let the feelings flow. You can’t control every part of your day. Release the urge to decide if a thought, event, or relationship is good or bad, wrong or right. Just be. Let the feelings swirl around and don’t qualify them. We’re all just doing the best with what we’ve got.

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

Libra // Libra Rising
Mesmerized by the spinning pinwheel. Uplifted by your own thoughts. A positive mental framework can take you far into the world of possibility. Where do you want to journey? What do you want to dream up? Hypnotize yourself to belief that anything is possible. And zero in on what you want to manifest the most.

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

Scorpio // Scorpio Rising
Putting your foot down. One day soon you’ll feel incredibly grounded in your stance. You are understanding your boundaries and getting more clear about how you want things to go. Learning what you want to say “yes” to and what you want to say “no” to is an ongoing process. Right now you’re making great strides in understanding your desires. That clarity is helping you trust in the future that you’re building.

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

Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising
Unfurling a banner. You’re ready to announce your presence. Let the world know who you are. Present yourself. Don’t deny the world of your gifts. To do so, you might need a little motivation and you might need to augment your education. Choose a topic or area focus upon which to expand. This is an area that you will develop. You need to share your gifts with the world, so spring into action.

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

Capricorn // Capricorn Rising
A giraffe. The giraffe has adapted well. You need to let go of one reality so that you can adapt to a new one. Something might need to change and for a while it could feel like you’re sticking your neck out. You’ve probably been getting this message from many sources: “Change is on the way.” Instead of trying to push it, just let it happen. See how it feels to let go.

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

Aquarius // Aquarius Rising
Walking in a ravine. You’ve got a journey underway. Keep your destination in sight. It’s not that the terrain is impassable, it’s just a little unusual. Stay focused on how you want to show up, especially with an important relationship. A disagreement or complicated situation shouldn’t stop you from being the kind of person you want to be.

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

Pisces // Pisces Rising
A welcome basket. Start fresh. Look at your schedule or routine and decide where you need to turn over a new leaf. This is a great time to get organized. Gather your thoughts about what you want to change or implement in your daily routine. Put together the systems that will help you achieve it.

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

Aries // Aries Rising
Holding court. You are activating your leadership skills. There are times to be quiet and introspective and there are times to be out in the world making things happen. This is a time for output. Create, lead, play, take risks, be spontaneous, shine. Take action. It might now always go perfectly, but at least you’ll be putting yourself out there.

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

Taurus // Taurus Rising
A wisp of cotton candy. Sweetness. Be sweet to yourself and to others. Be gentle, tender, and kind. This is important now because there are a lot of feelings coming up and you need a better buffer. Additionally, you’re doing some deep healing right now. So be tender, gentle and nurturing to yourself. Soft and sweet.

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

Gemini // Gemini Rising
Brain waves dance on the screen. You’re activating your mind. Things that you couldn’t focus on before are becoming more interesting. It’s time to make fresh mental connections. Welcome new knowledge. Get ready for important downloads. You might be awed by the information and clarity coming through.

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

Cancer // Cancer Rising
A large round stone. There’s a sense of resilience available to you now that isn’t always there. Take advantage of it. Memorize a feeing of security. Evoke this powerful feeling of security, even if it’s not logical to do so. You are secure. In your imagination connect to your future self— your image of yourself 6 or 12 months from now—and ask them to remind you that everything is alright.

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

THE AQUARIUS FULL MOON ECLIPSE WANTS YOU TO ENVISION A NEW FUTURE

Use the energy and the tension of the 2018 Aquarius Full Moon Eclipse to walk the tightrope towards a whole new paradigm, says Sandy Sitron

Photo: Karen Kayser

Full Moon Lunar Eclipse // July 27 2018 // 4:22 pm ET // 4 degrees Aquarius

Walking on a tightrope.

The voices of the audience echo from far below and the air is still. Every muscle quivers in anticipation of your next step. Will you fall? Will your training pay off? What is your goal? How can you remain level-headed in the midst of all this pressure?

Just like a tightrope, the current energy is highly strung. You might find yourself on edge, emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. But if you practice logical detachment and stay focused on your goal, you could actually enjoy the view from above.

On Friday, July 27 there is a Full Moon Eclipse at 4 degrees Aquarius. The Sun in Leo and the Moon in Aquarius align for a total eclipse of the Moon, visible in large parts of Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America.

A Full Moon is always a point of tension, as the Sun and the Moon settle in opposite signs. An eclipse raises the bar even higher. As the light of the moon is extinguished, we experience an emotional reset. Change is in the air. What are you ready to transform? What new vision would you like to make space for? This is an opportunity to envision a new future. 

And yet there’s also a strong pull to the past. With Mars retrograde conjunct the Full Moon and South Node, plus Mercury retrograde, you may find yourself reenacting old behaviors. As you try to find your balance on the tightrope, you may need to step back and forth. Minor adjustments are necessary, but if you move too far backward, you’ll have to start again.

You may rediscover old talents, resolve past issues or remember why you started. On the other hand, you might notice yourself or others regressing in surprising ways. Be gentle with yourself. And remember that Aquarius energy is about hope for the future. The past is important, but what do you have your sights set on now? If you can dream of it, it is possible.

Aquarius rules envisioning and manifesting. Use the high energy portal of this full moon to dream up a new vision for the future. Harness the playful and celebratory energy of Leo season to raise your vibration so that you can manifest more quickly.

As you walk nervously across the tightrope of this Lunar phase, gather your most objective friends around you. The support of your community can help you keep moving forward. Discussion and reframing will help you navigate gracefully. Aquarius is a social and communicative air sign that networks with many people to understand the whole situation. The breathtaking joy of being on the tightrope of this eclipse is that you have a new vantage point—the aerial view.

This Aquarius Full Moon Eclipse offers you the potential to light up your vision and move toward the future. You’ll have to confront the past in the process. Take good care of yourself so that you can navigate any tension gracefully. This is a highly emotional time and change is in the air. Embrace the exhilaration of making it to the other side of the tightrope with a sense of accomplishment and a fresh perspective. 

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Full Moon conjunct Mars
Reaching the top of the roller coaster.
The rollercoaster tears through highs and lows. It’s exciting. Energizing. Your momentum has pushed you up to a zenith. This energy is fanning the fire of your feelings. Emotions are high and it would be hard not to act on those feelings. Action and emotion are linked at this Full Moon. Enjoy the ride taking care to buckle up and not do anything destructive.

Mars, Moon and Sun in a T-square with Uranus
A red eject button.
Something needs to change. This T-square offers the opportunity of an eject button. Your hand hovers over it, waiting … waiting. When you finally push the button it might feel impulsive. Proceed with caution: is this a great idea or an erratic impulse to escape? Innovative new ideas could emerge right now, as well as a whole new direction. Eject yourself into a brilliant future.

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The Full Moon is a time to gather with your community and share where you are at with your internal process. Use the below conversation-starters for each sign, and look up which house holds 4 degrees of Aquarius in your birth chart for the most accurate way in. Don’t know your chart? You can enter your birth details and do it for free HERE.

Aries // Aries Rising // Full Moon Eclipse in the 11th House
“The feedback I’m getting from my community is that …”

Taurus // Taurus Rising // Full Moon Eclipse in the 10th House
“I am ready to take more responsibility for …”

Gemini // Gemini Rising // Full Moon Eclipse in the 9th House
“What I am learning about the world is …”

Cancer // Cancer Rising // Full Moon Eclipse in the 8th House
“I am leaning into the discomfort of …”

Leo // Leo Rising // Full Moon Eclipse in the 7th House
“I am focussing on close relationships that …”

Virgo // Virgo Rising // Full Moon Eclipse in the 6th House
“I am devoting my daily work to …”

Libra // Libra Rising // Full Moon Eclipse in the 5th House
“What feels the most fun to me right now is …”

Scorpio // Scorpio Rising // Full Moon Eclipse in the 4th House
“I am honoring my roots as I move forward by …”

Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising // Full Moon Eclipse in the 3rd House
“The conversation I am ready to start having is …”

Capricorn // Capricorn Rising // Full Moon Eclipse in the 2nd House
“I value myself most when I …”

Aquarius // Aquarius Rising // Full Moon Eclipse in the 1st House
“My highest vision for my future self is …”

Pisces // Pisces Rising // Full Moon Eclipse in the 12th House
“What I am learning on my own healing journey is …”

LEO SEASON 2018: USE YOUR WILL TO CHOOSE YOUR DESTINY

Leo Season 2018 marks a potent moment for feeling into the spaces between freewill and destiny, says Bess Matassa

Photo: Chan

As a powerful pair of eclipses sets the disco ball of radical release in motion during Leo Season 2018, Mercury retrograde is beckoning us back-to-the-future as we reckon with past patterns might have thought were long gone. And with Mars also retro, and Venus poised to enter the pastel sunsets of an aspirational love affair with Libra, we’re being asked to negotiate time and forgiveness in an entirely new way.

Navigating these energies means opening ourselves more and more fully to the belief that what is truly ours will always come back for more of us. That the more tender we become, the more the world softens to catch our hopeful leaps of faith. Leo season 2018 reminds us that on the strobelit spiral of life, all endings are new beginnings …

Listen to the full Leo Season 2018 report from Numi resident astrologers Bess + Sandy HERE and use Bess’ cosmic crib sheet to get the quick and dirty on the season’s 4 key astro events …

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Sun in Leo (7.22-8.23) // G.L.O.W.

The Sun’s journey through Leo reminds us to harness the sheer thrill of being alive, right here, right now. Let HBO’s Gorgeous Ladies Of Wrestling reignite your faith in the juicy exuberance of fighting for your right to attend the party, even in moments of seemingly perilous battle. Get inspo from the full range of bodies bouncing and flying through the ring, clad in over-the-top looks fit for a Leonine queen.

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Mercury Retrograde (7.26-8.19) // Private Karaoke Booths

Tell it to your heart, tell it you’re the only one … book a private karaoke booth and sing it straight from your soul to your solo self, or a small group of friends. Mercury Retrograde in Leo wants us to talk as tenderly as possible to the most hopeful and romantic parts of our inner selves. Personal love letters set to a bubblegum pop beat are the perfect way to start the internal conversation.

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Eclipse Season Summer 2018 (Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius 7.27; New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse in Leo 8.11) // Eclipse Season Playlist

This pair of eclipses offers up the potential for sloughing off old snake skins that have kept us from shining our fullest, megawatt luminescence. But rather than burning it down to the ground to break with the past, Leo Season 2018 reminds us that our greatest gifts lie in our present passions. Trust fall into the sense that what’s yours will boomerang straight into your arms with a playlist built for dancing back to the future.

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Venus in Libra (8.6-9.9) // First Kisses 

Pure pleasure seeker Venus is right at home alongside Libra’s aspirational idealism, and her transit through this cardinal air sign reminds us that we’re made to dream this dream together. Revisit your fairytale visions of romance, at the same time as you open yourself to the reality of the beautiful humans standing right here in front of you.

Listen to Numinous resident astrologers Bess Matassa and Sandy Sitron discuss the cosmic landscape of Leo Season 2018 in our latest Astrocast podcast

STRESS-SOOTHING BEAUTY FOR CANCER SEASON

Rolling in the deep end of cosmic emotion? Eunice Lucero helps us navigate the high tides, with adaptogen-infused beauty for Cancer Season …

Nope, it’s not your imagination: things are getting way, way deep. Not only are we smack-dab in the middle of Cancer season, i.e. the feelings HQ of the zodiac belt, this month’s lunations also herald the start of a series of eclipses along the Cancer-Capricorn axis—which means emotional and structural change is afoot, and in a massive way.

To ensure smooth sailing on the potentially torrential seas ahead however, we’ve enlisted the help of some adaptogen-infused beauty heroes. Officially defined as non-toxic plant extracts that help increase the body’s ability to resist the damaging effects of stress, adaptogens are nature’s very own stress-busters put here to help us navigate these emotional rollercoasters with grace!

**We’ve listed our selections for each Cancer placement, but these products truly are for everyone. Curious about what Cancer rules in your chart? You can do you birth chart HERE for free.

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1// Sun in Cancer: Moon Juice Beauty ShroomTM Plumping Jelly Serum, $58 for 30ml. Getting all up in your feelings is literally on-brand for you sensitive crabs, and nowhere are you more at home and comfier than in the watery, sometimes tear-stained depths of emotional exchange. But you’d be damned to let all this release wreak havoc on your famously glowing, youthful skin though. This adaptogenic serum infused with reishi mushroom—a.k.a. the “mushroom of immortality,” plumps skin, reduces fine lines and wrinkles and locks in hydration, enhancing that supple, juicy, lit-from-within countenance that is your birthright.

Moon Juice “Beauty Shroom” Plumping Jelly Serum

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2//Moon in Cancer: 8 Faces Boundless Solid Oil, $88 for 50ml. Named for the eight phases of the moon and the eight faces of the goddess (and perhaps also the number of your ever-changing moods in, well, an hour), this multipurpose balm melts upon contact—and rescues you from a myriad of skin problems, all in one go. The secret: amla berry, which is at the heart of this uplifting grapefruit-scented oil, is a Vitamin C wunderkind (it’s the second-highest source of Vitamin C on the planet) that not only boosts collagen; it also fights free radicals and gives you that moonlit glow that can only be credited to a chic, intuitive knowledge of both self and self-care.

8 Faces Boundless Solid Oil

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3// Ascendant in Cancer: Linné Botanicals Refresh Face Mist, $36 for 120ml. In Wiccan practice, yarrow root corresponds to the sign of Cancer and is considered an herb for healing, power, and protection. One of the oldest medicinal herbs, it was used to help soothe you and aid digestion—albeit perfect for the Cancer Rising, who enter the world gut-first, and whose feelings show on their faces clear as day, for better or worse! As one of the top ingredients in this delightfully chill face mist, it helps reduce inflammation, balances circulation, and acts as an antiseptic agent for a calmed-down complexion, while promoting overall elasticity and oxygenation.

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4// Mercury in Cancer: Snow Fox Skin Care Day & Night Defense Cream, $55 for 50ml. Discussing the wide, colorful spectrum of human emotion with your fave people might be your version of the perfect day, but all that verbal energy can get exhausting—even for deft wordsmiths like you. A lightweight, day-to-night organic cream keeps up with your nimble, agile lifestyle, while Siberian ginseng, known to combat fatigue, reduce lethargy and increase resilience gives your skin that literal snap-back every time your day gets just a tad too stretched out. Bonus: It’s infused with peppermint oil extract, which not only has natural antiseptic and antimicrobial benefits, but also acts as a zingy pick-me-up.

Snow Fox Skin Care Day & Night Defense Cream

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5// Venus in Cancer: Pangea Organics Facial Mask – Japanese Matcha Tea with Acai Goji Berry, $50 for 4oz. Venus in Cancer placements have the science of cozy down pat; they’re masters of simple yet luxurious rituals, and find no shame in their self-care game. They’ve elevated nurturing to an art form, and know what they need to feel beautiful, inside and out. A facial mask chock-full of antioxidants like organic goji berries, which is touted as the Chinese “longevity fruit,” together with well-known anti-agers and skin detoxifiers and nourishers like matcha tea and seaweed, basically make this a reverse time machine for your face, and absolutely perfect for that Sunday night in.

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6// Mars in Cancer: Farmaesthetics Cool Aloe Mist, $26. Passionate, hot-hearted Mars in Cancer folks can benefit from an aloe vera cool down, once in a blue moon. Not just made for that nasty après-sun tingle, aloe vera increases the diffusion of oxygen in the blood, which relieves stress, balances circulation and alleviates symptoms of cardiovascular disease. This aloe-infused mist, trendy amongst the fitness set as well as those undergoing hormonal changes like hot flashes, has ingredients purported to activate the body’s immune system and fight free radicals too. Bonus: it also has lavender to calm you down, because feelings!

Farmaesthetics Cool Aloe Mist

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7// Jupiter in Cancer: Eminence Organics Bright Skin Licorice Root Exfoliating Peel, $79 for 50ml. A refined approach to abundance is your trademark; you get what you give, which is great, since you’re generous to a fault. A product that’s virtually an organic spa-on-the-go (complete with a cotton pad–dispensed formula for TSA-friendly traveling), it has super ingredients like the adaptogenic licorice root, which is a potent anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and anti-oxidant. Most notably, it boasts of a natural hydroquinone alternative, for those jubilant expectant mamas who still want to maintain a bright, even complexion, without the risks associated with facial bleaching while with bun in oven.

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8// Saturn in Cancer: Moon Juice Sex Dust, $38, and Luna Nectar Moon Boost Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum, $75. All the emotional intensity in the air might can have you coming to terms with some deep-seated anxieties concerning safety and security. Feeling like you’re on your lonesome ownsome in the midst of a crowded room can also come over you like a crashing wave. Don’t fret: A quality cocktail of adaptogens meant for a passion, energy, libido and antioxidant boost, courtesy of shilajit, shatavari, maca root and schisandra berry, helps awaken that inner sex-positive goddess and gets those juices flowing, creatively and otherwise. And because you’re always low-key #extra, add this to that overnighter: an all-natural lash-lengthening serum, named after the seductive, unpredictable ruler of the season, meant to give you all-out flutter appeal.

Luna Nectar Moon Boost Lash & Brow Enhancing Serum

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9// Uranus in Cancer: Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil, $80 for 35ml. Although in touch with your emotional center, you’re not one to succumb to unnecessary drama; in fact, you have a knack for alchemizing all you encounter into a philosophical lesson for the better, and are gifted in finding solutions beneficial for all parties. Targeted towards oily skin, this buzzworthy oil contains the super-detoxifier milk thistle, which as an adaptogen, pulls no punches in removing bullshit from our livers. On the face, this has the benefit of nourishing and smoothing skin, and together with a tempered-down salicylic acid (courtesy of cucumber seed oil) and licorice, you’re left with a brighter appearance, minimized scars with no greasy afterfeel—all in all offering a clean break, shall we say, which is just how you like it.

Sunday Riley U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil

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10// Neptune in Cancer: Red Flower Lymphatic Phytopower Sea Cleanser & Masque, $42. Highly empathic and tied to family or to those who you’ve established a heart connection with, you cherish emotional discourse and “heal through feel”—so much so that having the wool pulled over your eyes can indeed manifest like a searing betrayal. A healthy habit of setting boundaries is crucial to your mental well-being. Picking up a cleanser packed with immunity-boosting mushrooms, like chaga, reishi and maitake, helps deflect those negative energies, which can insidiously begin skin deep. These fun fungi also reduce puffiness and detox from harmful and excess fluid, leaving you with nothing but the good stuff: skin health, bouncy moisture and a sexy, profound, newly optimistic radiance.

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11// Pluto in Cancer: Cocovit Charcoal Face Mask, $38. Feeling a bit more possessive than usual? ’Tis the season that those triggers get activated, especially when it involves your nearest and dearest … and woe to those that dare poach around your territory. Fiercely protective and caring towards family and loved ones, the challenge lies in developing a healthy sense of balance and learning to love and protect yourself first, so that confidence radiates outward at a steadier pace. A mask bursting with goodies like skin-shielding neem powder, anti-inflammatory (and liver-protective) turmeric and balancing and anti-aging ginseng, helps you see the benefits of evening out the highs and lows.

Cocovit Charcoal Face Mask

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12// Chiron in Cancer: Bioelements Crucial Moisture Emollient Crème Moisturizer, $36.50, 2.5oz. Cancer season can amplify any abandonment or intimacy issues lurking beneath the surface, as well as making you refuse to let people in and even affect a general defensiveness. Embrace those fears and insecurities without judgment, and be your own mother by giving yourself the nurturing you deserve before anyone else—you can’t draw from an empty well! A rich, emollient, indulgent, pro-grade cream is an everyday treat you so deserve. Best yet? The stress-fighting effects of its powerhouse ingredients, which include panax ginseng (stress reduction, relaxation), gotu kola (connection, wound healing) and dong quai (hormonal balance), even at skin level, are all completely on your side.

NUMINOUS TAROTSCOPE JULY 5 2018: QUEEN OF CUPS

The Queen of Cups returns to the Numiverse for the first time since the New Year, and invites us to dive deep into our emotional landscapes before birthing our beauty in the world, says Melinda Lee Holm …

A LOOK AT THE U.S. BIRTH CHART AND ITS MESSAGE FOR 2018

This July 4, Colin Bedell and Bess Matassa take a look at at the U.S. birth chart, as well as the message of the country’s 2018 solar return and its forecast in the tarot …

Photo: Mike Enerio

Human beings aren’t the only subjects gifted with astrological birth charts. The moment the ink dried on the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia on July 4th, 1776, the astrology of The United States of America was sealed … 

:: THE U.S. BIRTHCHART ::
Rising: Sagittarius // Sun: Cancer // Moon: Aquarius // Mercury: Cancer // Venus: Cancer // Mars: Gemini

At her best, the U.S. embodies the highest expressions of Cancer energy: deep love and protection for the home, and reverence for the family. With a lucky, Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius Rising, American spirit can be kind, contagiously optimistic, and generously available.

Pair these with an independent Aquarius moon, and you’ve got streaks of intellectual liberation and equality-seeking. After all, it’s important to remember that in 1776, a government for the people and by the people was nothing short of a radical political experiment that repudiated the aristocratic and monarchic political paradigms! Her Mars in Gemini helps enshrine this self-government experiment in words: “We hold these truths to be self-evident …”

Of course, the highest expressions of these energies don’t always manifest. From the defensive, hypersensitive Cancerian nature, to her “admit no wrong, thou-must-not-disagree with me” Aquarius gone dogmatic Moon, it’s on us to recognize these blinds spots and work to elevate her potential.

Looking at the current political climate, it’s clear this shadow work is far from done. But the U.S. has always been a nation of dualities. When the Founding Fathers wrote, “All men are created equal” in the Constitution, they themselves were slave owners.

But this country has been working to actualize her enlightened principles since the very beginning. As she completes another turn around the Sun, may we remember and commit to follow in the example of those who fought for abolition, who fought for suffrage, who fought for civil rights, who fought for peace.

With Sagittarius Rising and an Aquarius Moon, idealism and humanitarianism pumps through the veins of the U.S. The work is to recognize that seeking higher ground necessitates moving forward with utmost integrity, humility, and grace.

U.S. Tarot Birth Cards: Temperance & The Hierophant
The divinatory blend of energies that makes up the U.S. foundation in the tarot conjures images of road-tripping, public libraries, and the wide-open capacity to truly free our minds and let the rest follow. These two cards show the country’s cosmic mission is to tow the line between ideological leadership and overblown zealotry, and to learn exactly when to turn hardened beliefs loose to let them mix and mingle with a higher law.

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:: THE 2018 SOLAR RETURN CHART ::  
Rising: Cancer // Sun: Cancer // Moon: Aries // Mercury & Venus: Leo // Mars: Aquarius 

It’s a glowing cosmic BBQ for the U.S. this year, with the country’s Solar Return Chart emphasizing sparky Aries and glittering Leo energies. The message? To come at the unknown with a generously unguarded heart, and to check any unconscious impulses to use muscle to get the solutions we want at the door.
These fire signs demand creative integration of the masculine principle, and with Mars currently retrograde in electrically innovative Aquarius, the medicine is to radically renovate our concept of the “yang” in all its flavors. When can a push become the first move towards a hug? What would shift if every action came from a place of giving rather than merely doing for doing’s sake?
As Cancer hits the collective Ascendent, we’re also being challenged to dissolve borders like never before, and invite in nurturing of the self and others in service of creating the sanctuary spaces we’ve long imagined.
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U.S. Tarot Cards for 2018: The Fool & The Emperor 
This year’s U.S. tarot forecast poses questions about proportionality, and how the country takes up space in the world at large. The Emperor wants us to remember that acting as majestic protectors is most glorious when there’s nothing to prove and no trace of self-righteousness. And The Fool enters the collective consciousness to spark 180s and diving board leaps into new ways of being. The country is called to recapture an innocent sensation of free-wheeling exploration, where curiously releasing the need to know it all can reignite our sense of adventure about what the world at large can teach us.

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Colin is a literal Gemini Twin Astrologer from Long Island, New York, a passionate student of A Course in Miracles, and a graduate of Parsons School of Design. Discover more about his work at QueerCosmos and follow him on Instagram. 

Bess is available for private readings and astro-themed events. Follow her on Instagram and connect with her at bessmatassa.com

HOW TO BE A TIDE: A MESSAGE FOR CANCER SEASON

In the thick of Cancer season’s deepest feels, spoken word artist and Moon Club founding member Lisa Luxx’s exclusive new poem, “How To Be A Tide,” reminds us that our most tempestuous emotions are our beautiful birthright …

How To Be A Tide is a poem about the movement and motion of being woman. It’s a dialogue about finding our most supreme beauty in that familiar expansion and contraction. About how much can be gained from seeing ourselves as individual waves in the ocean of sisterhood.

One great purpose of poetry is to turn familiar aches into unfamiliar blessings; to subvert moaning into marvelling. The instability of a hormonal body could drive a person mad if they’re pressurising themselves to maintain a static constant. So for me, as an incredibly tempestuous person, I traversed this tidal metaphor as a bid for freedom.

I’ve been philosophically exploring the nature of beauty for the past year or so – what it is, what it does and why that might be – writing out my revelations and dreams. This piece is about taking ownership of one’s own beauty. When you no longer have the resources to flow outwards, that means your beauty – enriched now – is coming back home to you. – Lisa Luxx 

How To Be A Tide will be published in Luxx’s upcoming collection Breastmilk Martini, which is out later this year with New River Press.

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES JULY 2-JULY 8 2018

Get this week’s symbol for your astro sign with Sandy Sitron’s Numinous Weekly Horoscopes …

Cancer // Cancer Rising
A large ship powers through the water. Take a stand. Make it happen. This is your chance to push through and put yourself out there. You might have to nudge yourself forward— it won’t come easily. But once you get yourself into the current, you’ll find that you’re stronger than you think. It’s time to move.

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

Leo // Leo Rising
Leaves on the surface of the water. Trust your intuition and embrace the flow of your emotions. There are times when it’s necessary to make something happen. This is not one of those times. Right now you need to allow the flow without interfering. It’s too soon to fully understand the situation. Let it be. Wait and see.

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

Virgo // Virgo Rising
Watching a balloon float in the distant sky. Your power resides in your ability to manifest your future. Instead of being caught up in what’s happening now, embrace the vibration of where you want to be. Get a little distance from the situation at hand so that you create perspective. Meditate on spaciousness and possibility.

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

Libra // Libra Rising
Notes on lined paper. You are making plans for the future of your career. What foundation needs to be shored up? Did you skip any steps? What would help you feel aligned in your sacred vocation? What do you need to do to systematize? You are learning to be more productive, so step up to the challenge.

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Scorpio // Scorpio Rising
Scanning the stars. You are searching for a point of focus. Which star will you shoot for? What is your mission statement, ethos, philosophy? What truth will keep you going? These are big questions, so start small. It would be helpful to define your core values now and get more specific later on.

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Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising
Digging until you reach water. You’re feeling the deep feelings. Keep digging down below any discomfort. Sit with your feelings. Meditation will help you learn to let go. Nothing is more important than being with yourself and allowing your emotions. Slow down and take time to just be.

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Capricorn // Capricorn Rising
A golden retriever shakes itself dry. There’s a friskiness and a playfulness available to you now. Dogs symbolize supportive friends. Let your friends be there for you. Splash around in the lake and chase squirrels. Have fun and be present in the moment. It would be nice to connect with a friend or partner. Maybe you can help each other.

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Aquarius // Aquarius Rising
A well-tended garden. Your desire for perfection is high. That can help you create something beautiful, but it can also spike anxiety and stress. So strike a balance. Be very conscious of what’s important. Be careful not to get caught up in every detail. At the same time, it’s okay to refine and improve in a way that feels good.

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Pisces // Pisces Rising
Eating pizza. Pizza party! It’s time to have fun and relax. Getting together with friends or doing something creative would feel really good. It would also be nice to spend time with children. Or just act like a child yourself. Maybe an old-fashioned slumber party would be just the thing.

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Aries // Aries Rising
A message in a bottle. A lot can be taken from this image. First of all, this is a week to bob along the surface of the water. Let the waves flow and go along with your emotions as they roll. Acknowledge the feelings, but don’t let them take you down. Additionally, send yourself a message. Write down a special message from your Higher Self, and reference it throughout the week.

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Taurus // Taurus Rising
A glimmer of light shines through. An old mental block is breaking apart and new perspective is shining through. Lean toward hope. Be creative and seek out a fresh mental framework that will help you think about life in a new way. This is a time of heightened learning.

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Gemini // Gemini Rising
A sturdy boulder. Maybe you are working with a feeling of indecision. It would feel good to remember what is solid. There are some things that you know. Focus your attention on what you know, so that you don’t get overwhelmed by what you don’t know. Set up systems and stick with them. But most of all, trust in your own self-worth.

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