NUMINOUS TAROTSCOPES: JANUARY 2019

Dive into this month’s medicine for your sign with our Numinous Tarotscopes January 2019, cast by Melinda Lee HolmArtwork: Prince Láuder

Art: Prince Láuder

CAPRICORN // CAPRICORN RISING
Judgment

Happy Solar Return, Capricorn! You’re starting your year with a major clearing. How major? The depth and breadth and even the volume (spatially and aurally) are all up to you. The beautiful thing about the Judgment card is that it is self-directed. You are the one called to do the digging, to clear the clutter, organize, and finally make some informed and clear decisions about what stays and what goes. This means that if there are some areas that are too sensitive or too fresh to go digging around in right now, you simply focus on another area. One where the soil is loose and easy to move, free of heavy boulders and buried wires. You can choose some light weeding over a major excavation.

However, I do want to challenge you to look for the places that are juuuuuuuust barely ready, that you can push along a little further to get there. This is a major opportunity to make some space for things you want to actively invite into your life this year, while letting go of some long overdue extra baggage. We all have our security blankets – physically, emotionally, and spiritually – and they all have a life cycle. Look around for the tattered remnants of fabric that have started to drag you down more than they lift you up. Launch an expedition to the back of your closet and the bottom of the pit of your stomach to dredge up any rusted treasure you’ve held onto for too long. Then release it back into the wild and step lightly into your future.

Capricorn stone for January: Fuchsite creates a nurturing atmosphere for the heart to open and release any baggage or past woundings. It helps us to accept the past and move forward with compassion.

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AQUARIUS // AQUARIUS RISING
Temperance

My dear Aquarius, you are being called to bring a gentle start to the new year. Temperance is one of those cards that makes me instantly release stress. My Cancer Sun and Taurus Moon are attracted to the message of moderation, to not push too hard, to enjoy some quiet even in the midst of pressing deadlines and social calendars. I welcome the reminder to take a step back, pull my foot off the gas, and get a little better view of the horizon before deciding which way to steer the wheel. Are you with me? I am betting on it that you are. Your desire to stoke the flames of freedom in yourself and others makes you well primed to enjoy a chance to gain new perspective that can help feed that fire.

Throughout this month, keep an eye out for ways you can pull back to center. In work, home, love, and all the spaces in between, even out the energy through schedule modifications, dietary shifts, and a full accounting of habits, conscious and unconscious. I can feel you becoming skeptical of what could look like a month of restriction, but remember – this is all in the service of making sure that you have the best possible view on your current standing and situation so you can make informed decisions about how to move forward toward greater independence. Freedom from the constraints of tradition can only truly come when we take the time to examine where we are unthinkingly following a path out of habit, whether that habit comes from our culture, our family, or ourselves. Examine, reflect, and balance it out.

Aquarius stone for January: Amber bathes all that comes into its orbit with warm solar energy. It grounds us in the collective history of life on Earth so we may share in its strength and balance.

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PISCES // PISCES RISING
The Star

Oh, Pisces, you luscious, compassionate dreamer. Your year begins with the promise of eternal hope, the ancient Divine feminine splendor of The Star. The 8-pointed star is an ancient symbol of the Great Mother, passed down through the ages to represent such notable goddesses as Lakshmi, Ishtar, and Venus. In the Tarot we receive the wisdom of all iterations of this yin energy through their shared glyph. What greater gift than the hope of creation, restoration, nourishment, reconciliation? It’s a gorgeous outlook to have, particularly at this moment in time, and for your particular personality type. Your great big heart wants to see and to share the best in everyone and everything. You are being invited to indulge in that optimism and hope.

How can you put this into action? For starters, allow yourself to see the good all around you with a pure heart and without fear of being disappointed. Am I guaranteeing you wont be disappointed? Absolutely not. I’m a Tarot reader, not a psychic. I can’t tell you what will or will not happen. What I can tell you is that hope and outcome detachment are not mutually exclusive. Re-read that sentence for me. Now go forth and hope for the very best in and for yourself, your loved ones, and the world! And when you do, every time you do, tack on this little sentiment to the end: “… I will do all I can to help this come to pass while accepting any outcome with a gracious heart.” Practice makes perfect!

Pisces stone for January: Purpurite elevates consciousness into the ethereal realms, bringing heightened spiritual connection, and the freedom that comes with it, into daily life.

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ARIES // ARIES RISING
Two of Swords

You’re kicking off the year with a dose of intellectual wisdom, dear Aries. The classic Smith illustration is of a blindfolded woman, conveying what some see as a binding or restriction of her senses. I see her as more of a Jr. High Priestess, able to make a temple anywhere she goes using only the power of her own boundaries and mind. I have a trick I use for coping with traffic. When I see someone driving like a maniac, I say out loud “oh, I hope everythng is ok!”, framing their behavior as a response to an emergency, in which case it would be appropriate. I know the chances of them having an actual emergency are slim to none. I also know that I will never know for sure and that this framework keeps me calm and I prefer to feel calm. Instant mobile temple.

How can you reinforce the boundaries of your mind this month, Aries? Do you need to revise any policies about what goes in and what comes out and when?  Your drive to express yourself is an enviable asset. This month gives you a moment to pause and consider whether your current mode of expression is accurately transmitting your message or if there are ways you could be refining the medium and method of delivery. This shouldn’t be a heavy thing. If it feels that way, then take a step back and ask for any areas of improvement to be gently revealed to you. We want this to feel more like a fun puzzle than a final exam.

Aries stone for January: Azurite brings a clarity of mind so sharp and profound that it can crack open insights into the Self and the world that blur the line between observation and psychic knowing.

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TAURUS // TAURUS RISING
Two of Cups

First, Taurus, let me say congratulations. This year it seems we are moving on from the lessons of Earth that fed you all through last year. And no sweeter way to make this transition than with the gift of pure true love. You know very well that true love exists in all areas of life, not just the romantic realm. True love can exist with and between between friends, family members, animals, and, particularly for you, the perfect meal and throw blanket. Love is the ultimate extension of comfort, the feeling that you are completely in the right place at the right time in the right company and that somehow you have been all along. It makes us feel that we are not alone in the world.

This month, spend as much time as you can with people you either know you love or suspect you could. Accept invitations to dinner parties and small gatherings, places where you can actually have a conversation with someone. Be the first to say hello. The more you offer the more you can receive. Think about how big a wave you can make with the force of your Watery push and see how it returns to you after bouncing off the shore of another heart. You could make real, deep connections now that benefit your life in untold ways. I’d even suggest taking the romance question out of it altogether and simply looking for that true heart connection in terms of general human relationship. After all, that’s where anything worth pursuing romantically is going to come from anyway.

Taurus stone for January: Blue Tourmaline opens connection with the Divine realm in the service of bringing peace and heightened emotional awareness, and can help resolve emotional trauma.

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GEMINI // GEMINI RISING
King of Pentacles

Plant those seeds and watch them grow, Gemini! You’ve got a serious green thumb this month. Exactly what type of seeds is completely up to you, though I highly suggest you keep it in the realm of Earth. This means thinking in terms of practicality, projects, and goals grounded in the material world that you can see and touch. Work is a great area to focus on, but so is anything related to your home. You have access to a certain kind of manifesting magick. The King of Pentacles won’t bestow special powers upon you. It’s more like it allows you to recognize the special powers inherent in other people and things, so you can organize your goals around the bounty of skills and supplies in your immediate sphere.

The really great news about this energy is that once you’ve channelled it to sort out your seeds and plant them, it kind of carries the progress forward for you from there. If you take advantage of it this month, you could be feasting on the fruits of your labor for the rest of the year. So, while you’re dreaming and scheming big and long-term, keep your January to-do list focused on the preparation and launch of your pursuits rather than getting into the actual execution. Exercise trust and patience and emphasize quality over quickness. Sometimes it feels like we’ve been waiting forever to mold our dreams into reality (and sometimes that is accurate!) Instead of letting that wait get you down, try to focus that energy into a devotion to nurturing your goals like you never have before.

Gemini stone for January: Amazonite connects the heart and the throat, allowing communication of deeply held desires within and with the world, paving the way to true abundance.

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CANCER // CANCER RISING
Seven of Pentacles

Time to throw those shoulders back and hold that head high, Cancer! You are spending January overcoming doubt in your own creative abilites. A great way to begin is by applying the old advice to “fake it til you make it” to your physical body, taking on the posture of confidence on the outside and allowing the receptors in your brain to pick up the cue and carry that feeling to the inside. The fear of failure or even worse, harsh criticism, can keep you safe in your shell, mitigating risk and stifling opportunity. This month is your chance to set a new normal for the year, to break through the glass ceiling you’ve built for yourself and climb on up to the next level.

First things first – eliminate the words “can’t” and “should” from your internal dialogue this month. You don’t need them. They color throughts with unnecessary limitations. Get creative and more specific with your self-communication. Something seem impossible? Get into exactly why (finances, times, etc) instead of blanket statements that send messages about inherent ability and worthiness. Get in the habit of talking about your goals in the present tense (“I am writing a book” instead of “I want to write a book”) and see how quickly you start forming habits that make these statements true. You are an emotionally fueled being. If you follow your heart, Cancer, the productivity will follow and your self-doubt will melt away. This life is yours. Go out and build it!

Cancer stone for January: Cavansite illuminates inner truth, allowing greater understanding of oneself and one’s abilities and true potential, and can help with gaining access to ancient wisdom.

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LEO // LEO RISING
Five of Cups

Be kind to yourself this month, Leo, and allow plenty of time to sink into some watery realms that may be unpleasant or uncomfortable. You are now ready to mourn some old emotional wounds you’ve likely been avoiding for quite some time. Sometimes when we’ve been hurt deeply, it is necessary to pack away the emotions in order to get through our daily lives. It is simply a fact of life that we are not always in a position to process our emotions in real time. But at some point, in order to stay healthy and continue to grow as people, we need to go back and recover what we felt and do the work to integrate the lessons and wisdom offered by the experience. That point in time is now.

You can do this work at your own pace, take small bites and chew them thoroughly before digesting, but make sure you begin right at the top of the month so you have as much time and space as possible to do this work. If you don’t know where to start, pay special attention to what comes up over new year’s. There’s something about the one-two punch of the holidays followed by the pressure of glitz and resolutions that tends to illuminate some areas ripe for emotional growth and renewal. How you process is up to you – therapy, journaling, magick, nature, spa therapy, talks with friends, etc. – you just have to do it! Put that Fiery nature to work to motivate and look forward to a fresh emotional start.

Leo stone for January: Jet purifies energetic environments, lightening a heavy emotional load and clearing the way for the development of and will to harness personal magickal talents.

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VIRGO // VIRGO RISING
The Fool

Ooooo, I like this start to 2019 for you a LOT, Virgo! As a native Virgo Ascendant, I speak here from personal experience and love. Stepping off a cliff with perfect trust is not your strong point. You prefer planning. You’re good at it. You can spot a potential wrench in the works from a mile away and almost instantly conjure a solution to avoid or soften it. This month, I want to invite you to set that skill aside and embrace the art of wandering. Opt for curiosity over cunning and allow the world to take you on an adventure. Avoid making advance plans where possible, and instead see what comes up last minute. Trust that the Universe will place you where and with the company you need to expand into the new year.

Keep this as light-hearted as you can. Make it easy. Instead of bringing your lunch to work, wander down the street and see what you find. Take the train instead of driving. Got to the movie theater and buy a ticket for whatever film plays next. Order the special. While these may seem like silly or inconsequential ways to embrace The Fool, they work to set new patterns in your thinking and physiology that will let this energy seep into more serious area of your life, leaving you more open to exploration in matters of career, home, and love. This is where the magic is. Sometimes all of us need a little nudge from the Universe. Too rigid a stance can prevent us from feeling it.

Virgo stone for January: Serpentine loosens attachment to markers of identity and patterns of behavior, allowing movement into a new realm of action and existence free from past boundaries.

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LIBRA // LIBRA RISING
Seven of Cups

Libra, my beauty, to assist you in integrating your lesson for January, I’d like to impart on you some wisdom from one of my very favorite humans, RuPaul. At the end of each episode of his show, we are asked the rhetorical question “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” It’s catchy, it’s wise, and it’s poignant, reminding us of all the times we thought we had loved and lost when really we were the ones we were searching for all along. I want you to keep this in mind as you head into a month of conquering doubts in your own heart. I find that of all the Sevens, the Cups can be the most challenging, mainly because emotion is so personal and intangible. It’s impossible to measure, difficult to assess progress.

All through this month, be looking for ways to love yourself more completely, more truly. Find out what makes you feel adored, cherished, appreciated. Be a great lover to yourself. As you do, keep track of what makes you tick, what words make up the vocabulary of your heart. Then, armed with this information, you can begin to hold others to these standards, to notice immediately when someone isn’t speaking your same language, and not spend too much time getting lost in translations. Know that any doubts you have around what your heart desires or is capable of can be easily overcome when you simply devote your pure, unconditional love to your own heart first.

Libra stone for January: Pistachio Opal promotes regeneration of mind, body, and spirit, particularly around the heart and emotions. It eases feelings of guilt and fear, bringing deep calm and inner peace.

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SCORPIO // SCORPIO RISING
The Empress

You catch more flies with honey, Scorpio! January has you opening up that gorgeous heart and letting it shine down on everything you want to grow in the coming year. The Empress teaches us that true abundance comes when we feed the object of our desire – a creative project, new business, home improvements, wider circle of friends, anything – with love. It can be frightening and even stressful to open your heart this radically, especially for someone whose heart runs as deep and dark as yours, but with some practice and patience with yourself, this can be an extremely fruitful exercise. The main thing is figuring out exactly what is represented by those proverbial flies so you can beam that love with laser focus and not get burned or burned out.

Spend the first few days of the month figuring out what you want to grow this year. The custom of new year’s resolutions usually has us thinking of things we can cut out (resolving not to eat sweets, drink alcohol, waste time, etc), but your focus will be only on what you want more of. Did that grab your attention? I am inviting you to be an absolute glutton for what makes you feel content, accomplished, loved. The trick is, you have to show and tell your appreciation for these things and people out loud, in the open, for all the world to hear. The Empress asks us to be as bold as we are discerning in our declarations of love.

Scorpio stone for January: Black Moonstone carries the energy and wisdom of the New Moon, asking us to open our hearts and our intuition to find what it is we are ready, willing, and able to manifest.

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SAGITTARIUS // SAGITARRIUS RISING
King of Swords

You’ve got the gift of gab this month, Sagittarius, and the clarity of mind to back it up. Air of Air, the King of Swords is blowing into your sphere to sort out any tangled thoughts, clouds of confusion, or mixed messages that have been floating around. I spend a lot of time trying to get clients to stop trying to “figure things out,” to bring that figuring down out of their head and into their heart and their gut. We humans like to solve puzzles with our big brains and it can be difficult to break the habit. Fortunately for you, you are being invited to lean HARD into that innate human desire and scheme and ruminate and solve as much as you can stand it – and to share your findings with anyone within ear shot.

The communication piece of the element of Air is key. All of those internal musings are really just communications with yourself, transmitting ideas back and forth between different intellectual frameworks and points of view. Communicating internally and externally with clarity and purpose is extremely satisfying both for the person sending and receiving the message. This month is an excellent opportunity for you to polish up and send out any messages that you’ve been wanting to get across. Be sure to take time to dig up any past misfires to get them cleared up and to make sure your words are not only clear and concise, but crafted to communicate with love. The last thing you want is to have an errant word cut into someone, causing them to hear only the pain and not the truth of your message.

Sagittarius stone for January: Muscovite stimulates mental activities and connects them to intuition and the spiritual realm, ensuring all problem solving and new ideas are grounded in Divine wisdom.

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: DECEMBER 31-JANUARY 6 2019

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

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Capricorn // Capricorn Rising
A flock of white doves are released into the air. Make peace with yourself. Calm the nagging voice in your head. Give it a vacation. And instead say, “I am enough.” “I work hard enough.” “My work has meaning.” Perform a ritual release of anything that doesn’t bring you peace. Then fill the skies of your mind’s eye with visions of serenity. If you don’t give yourself peace, who will?

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Aquarius // Aquarius Rising
The swelling waves. Your emotions rise up. Now is a chance to listen to the yearning of your heart. Often your mind space is the most activated, but currently your heart space takes center stage. Ride the waves of emotions and be present. Retreat into your feelings. In the long run, staying with your emotions instead of running will bring you much-desired clarity.

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Pisces // Pisces Rising
Carrot sticks. The carrot sticks represent good decisions. Set your goals and visions for the future, then go after these goals step-by-step. Make sure your actions are simple, well-defined, and highly beneficial. Start exactly where you are and move along from there. All you need to succeed are a vision and plan. Follow through with the simple good decisions.

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Aries // Aries Rising
A beacon of light. Some inspiration will help. You are meant to follow your dreams to the highest apex of success. But it’s hard to motivate if your inspiration isn’t clear. Focus your mind on your true motivating factor. Inspiration is fire. Connecting with it will help you achieve. This is the time for achievement, so get fired up and take action.

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Taurus // Taurus Rising
A pilot lands the helicopter on a bed of flowers. Journey through beauty and make a soft landing. You need to go somewhere, yes. But if you try to push without paying attention to serenity and balance, you’ll have a hard time. Stay focused on what pleases your senses. Explore new horizons and feel good in your body at the same time. Honoring beauty, pleasure, and serenity will help you expand.

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Gemini // Gemini Rising
Two birds pull at a twig. Notice where there is a power play. You can put down the twig and just go find another one. When we are caught up in trying to maintain control, we lose our center. Control is a sneaky thing, so look very, very closely to see where it’s coming up. Then surrender. You have everything you need. Trusting yourself is the answer.

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Cancer // Cancer Rising
Finding gemstones in a mine. There is reward if you’re willing to do some digging. The beautiful gemstones glimmer in the distance. You are almost there! This reward is specific to your personal relationships. New patterns of healthy communication and harmony are available if you keep chipping away. Keep working. Keep digging for the truth and find a better way of communicating.

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Leo // Leo Rising
A slide on a playground. Climb up many steps and then enjoy a pleasant ride down to the bottom. You create your own friction when your ego gets in the way. Try to take it easy. Try to let yourself off the hook. Many things can be less complicated. Take the steps you need to take, then let yourself coast without the friction of self-criticism.

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Virgo // Virgo Rising
A sunflower. This is a symbol of brightness and celebration. So, go ahead— get yourself in the mood! Peel back every petal of self doubt and you’ll find optimism at the center. You’ll find your way through challenges by celebrating first. Focus on the celebration and the work will get easier. Focus on the fun and the responsibilities become a game.

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Libra // Libra Rising
A hand print. Look for fossils of the past. It’s good to stay present in the moment. but sometimes you also need to conduct an emotional review. Slow down and feel feelings from the past. Take your inner child by the hand and offer them emotional support. It may seem like an unnecessary detour into the past, but it’s the only way forward.

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Scorpio // Scorpio Rising
Elementary school students. Make yourself into a good listener. This week, turn your senses into antennae. When you open your mind, you’ll find that there are many things that you need to know. There are other possibilities. There are new methods and approaches available. You have a lot to learn, so ask questions and invigorate your curiosity.

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Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising
A busy highway. This is a wonderful moment to move ahead, but the road is already full. That’s not an issue, as long as you can share the road. Don’t worry about who or what is in the way, just focus on your pace, your cadence, and your motivation. You are so close to finding your own niche. Trust your resources and the path will become more defined as you go.

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BEST OF THE NUMINOUS 2018

This year rocked us to our personal and collective cosmic cores. From sex tarot 101 to the future of masculinity, our Best of the Numinous 2018 charts the course …

Photo: NordWood Themes

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1// Spread ‘Em: Sex Tarot 101: Alessandra Calderin gave us a crash course in casting cards between the sheets …

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2// Healing From Trauma With Psychedelics: Psychiatrist Will Siu, MD, shared insights into a very human way to heal …

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3// How To Work With Your Lilith Sign: Rebecca Farrar’s astrological guide led us back to our unbreakable inner wildness, during a year when we needed it most …

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4// Is Visiting Mexico City’s Sonora Market Spiritual Appropriation?: During a journey of spiritual self-discovery, Danielle Dorsey shared why she decided not to visit the famously witchy landmark …

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5// How Body Positivity Can Unlock Your Intuition: After a lifetime of food issues, Jillian Murphy discovered that living fully in her own skin was the key to her magic …

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6// Work Your Saturn Sign & Feel Solid As A Rock: As Saturn transited its home turf of Capricorn, this astro guide helped us harness our biggest growth opportunities …

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7// Coming Home To My Hoodoo Roots: Growing up British but with her family history in Mauritius, Stephanie Victoire’s journey to reconnect with her Hoodoo roots finally led her home …

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8// Why Radical Dharma Is Your 2018 ‘Must Read’: This incomparable text tapped eradicating systemic racism as THE healing issue of our times …

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9// Holy F*ck: How To Reach EcstasyAlexandra Roxo revealed that experiencing ecstasy is the key to strengthening our channel …

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10// How To Explain Your Spiritual Awakening To Your Religious Family: In a deeply polarizing climate, Fundamentalist turned Now Ager, Kate Forristall, gave us a primer in navigating the spiritual-religious divide …

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11// What Is The Future of Masculinity?: As we grappled with how to dismantle patriarchal oppression, trans man and diversity and inclusion activist, Aaron Rose, shared his vision for the future of masculinity …

THE 2018 LIBRA WANING MOON WANTS YOU TO OWN IT

As we close out the year, the 2018 Libra Waning Moon asks us to face up, stand up, and get real and right with our souls, says Jennifer Racioppi

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Waning Quarter Moon // December 29 2018 //  4:34 am ET // 7 degrees Libra 

The last Waning Quarter Moon of 2018 highlights the dichotomy between drive, determination, and the quest for power (Capricorn), and the desire for balance, harmony, and justice (Libra).

As the Moon travels through Libra, the Venus-ruled sign of the scales, forming a 90-degree square with the Sun and Saturn, both in Capricorn, she’ll provoke you to stand up for yourself: your values, your desire for pleasure, and your truth. The 2018 Waning Libra Moon leaves little room for nonsense.

Embrace this lunar opportunity as a chance to get real, and right, with your soul … 

// The Cycle //
As we close out 2018, we end more than just another year; we also wrap up an over 2-year-long lunar gestation cycle. This Libra Waning Moon highlights the consequences of actions taken on the September 30, 2016, Libra New Moon.

On October 7, 2016, the Washington Post published an article about Donald Trump and Billy Bush having “an extremely lewd conversation about women.” Now here we are, in the midst of Trump’s presidency, as the USA undergoes a governmental shutdown, General Mattis’ resignation/expedited termination, and, all of this happens as the country awaits the results of Bob Mueller’s investigation into President Trump’s potential collusion in the 2016 election.

It’s clear that we may be arriving at a critical turning point in the Trump presidency. You are likely at a critical turning point in your life too. Claim your truth and move forward accordingly.

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// The Transits //
2019 begins with a whopping solar eclipse Jan 5 at 15 degrees of Capricorn, happening right between Saturn, the lord of karma, and Pluto, the planet of transformation. This planetary formation commands that truth be revealed, and abuses of power healed. The current, pre-eclipse, Libra Waning Moon squares a Saturn-Sun combination. As hard truths reveal themselves, embrace them.

More provocatively, Venus, the planet of love (and ruler of the Moon in Libra), makes a harmonious angle to Pluto, the planet of power. This angle between Venus in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn amplifies lusty desires and the urge to experience sexual pleasure. Cosmic sexual healing, anyone? Sacred sex can bring deep healing, and the release of oxytocin through orgasm can detoxify the body of what it no longer needs.

At the same time, Mars, the ruler of personal will, conjoining Chiron, aka the “wounded healer,” might stimulate feelings of shame. Thoughts like, “Is it ok to want what I want?” or “Am I too pushy, too needy, or too much?” could potentially stand in the way of you enjoying yourself.

Allow yourself to hear and understand what your voice of shame sounds like. Get to know her. But don’t let the voice of shame win. Bow down to the voice of truth instead.

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// The Square //
The Sun and Saturn sit very close to one another in the sky, amplifying the impact of the great planetary task-master. The Libra Moon, which has a fierce need for justice, squares Saturn, commanding both literal and figurative sobriety.

Get quiet and listen to the voice of truth emerging within. Purify yourself, mind, body, and spirit, so you can hear where your inner voice most concretely wishes to lead you.

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// The Opportunity // 
Remember that you have two options when it comes to reconciling difficult feelings and emotions, especially shame: you can talk out your feelings and thoughts, or you can act them out. Choosing to talk things out now, helps you make better decisions later. It also opens you up to acknowledging what you no longer need, want, or desire, and makes room for you to enjoy Venus’ luscious connection with Pluto, and its potential for healing through pleasure.

Libra, a justice-oriented sign that craves beauty, love, and relationship, isn’t shy when it comes to standing up for what it believes. Consider what’s coming full circle in your life right now. Perhaps it’s year-end related. Maybe it correlates with actions taken years ago, around the time of the 2016 Libra New Moon.

Shed the lies and limiting beliefs that have kept you playing it small. Whether it’s the old pair of socks or the relationship that pulls you into toxic dynamics, again and again, let this Libra Waning Moon act as a cosmic vacuum cleaner sucking up the dirt. With the new year just a few days away, choose to embrace the openness and sobriety of truth. With the world at a critical political moment, staying in a healthy place, mentally and emotionally, supports you on your individual path.

The upcoming Capricorn New Moon Solar Eclipse in Jan 5 invites you to conjure and create a life that reflects the most real sense of who you are. Start preparing for it now.

Discover more about astrologer and success coach Jennifer Racioppi and her work HERE and follow her on Instagram.

NUMINOUS TAROTSCOPE DECEMBER 27 2018: JUDGMENT RX

As we cross the threshold into the new year, Judgment Rx asks us to embrace the irrevocable changes inside of us and awaken to a brand new way of being, says Brandon Alter … Cast using the Prisma Visions Tarot 

 

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: DECEMBER 24-30 2018

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Capricorn // Capricorn Rising
Hold a flag up high. The flag symbolizes the leader. When you’re ready, you can hold up a flag and the crowd will follow you. Trust yourself as a leader. Believe in yourself. Trust your own authority. That will signal everyone else to follow you too. Know where you’re going. Plan and prepare, but don’t get stuck there. This is the moment for you to do more than prepare. It’s time to take action.  Make the future happen.

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Aquarius // Aquarius Rising
A silhouette of a faraway boat. Put yourself out in the distance for a while. Retreat. That’s how you replenish your emotional cup and prepare for new inspiration. Follow the lilting swell of your imagination. Interpret your dreams. Study the veins of a leaf. Listen to the symphony of sounds that surrounds your coffee break. When you direct your attention in an unusual way, you become privy to unusual new ideas.

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Pisces // Pisces Rising
Popcorn. Popcorn pops. Imagine yourself as popcorn. You are transforming. You are turning yourself inside out. You need to acclimate to a new temperature, and you need to do it in a way that is expansive. Remember what really matters because as you get busier, your attention will scatter if you don’t stay focused. You need to expand in an empowered way, not because you’re just reacting to the heat. Know your kernel of truth. Then expand.

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Aries // Aries Rising
Waving farewell to the departing ship. You may need to leave a part of yourself behind. This may seem a little dramatic, but once you have clarity, you’ll find that is actually the most gentle next step. Don’t be afraid to move forward. The plans that you make now should be solid. This thing that you leave behind may be tangible or intangible. It might be an old outdated pattern or belief, or it may be a situation or person that’s no longer in alignment. Cast off and move forward.

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

Taurus // Taurus Rising
Three scoops of ice cream. An abundance of flavors. This is a feel-good symbol that reminds you to revel in your senses. Enjoy colors, tastes, smells, and textures. Nurture a positive mindset by enjoying the things you can enjoy. Appreciate your surroundings and you’ll find that life becomes more delicious. Make daily appreciation a habit. When you feel that your senses are pleased, your path to inspiration becomes more clear.

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

Gemini // Gemini Rising
Fireflies in the dusk. The light from the sun dies away, but the fireflies light up their magic light. How can you move forward now? What do you need to let go of? Something has got to go. Allow yourself to transition gracefully. Out of the dusk will arise a shimmer of magic to light your path as you move to the next phase. Begin now by being much more gentle with yourself. Much more kind. Remind yourself at every turn to lean into self-love.

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Cancer // Cancer Rising
Blowing a horn. Announce yourself. Make it known that you are present. It’s time to make yourself available in relationship in a powerful new way. Maybe you’ve fallen out of a habit of being present or there is some subtle way that you’re holding back. If it falls within your boundaries, make yourself available to commune intellectually with another person at this time. Connect and communicate and open your heart to love.

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Leo // Leo Rising
Spinning a hula hoop. Once you get into the rhythm, you can keep it going. So much of our lives are run on habit. Habits can be changed, but it takes persistence, gentleness, and an emotional goal. What would you like to tweak and fine tune so that you can get healthier habits running on automatic? Set your goals and then spend a little time focusing on putting them into practice. Keep the process simple and serene.

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Virgo // Virgo Rising
Preparing backstage. The moment of your big reveal is on the horizon. Imagine yourself in your dressing room, adorning and rehearsing. Put yourself in the mindset of the performer. Be ready to share your talents and gifts with the world. Prepare for fun, play, and creativity. Then explode onto the stage. You need to diligently prepare, or else this positive attention could catch you off guard. Let yourself shine and shimmer in the spotlight. Just have a good time.

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Libra // Libra Rising
A plastic unicorn has an adventure. Lose yourself in the whimsy of childhood. What does your inner child need right now? What pleasure or adventure? What fantasy or entertainment? Strengthen your relationship with your inner-kid this week. Give them everything they need to feel loved and admired. Use your imagination to the utmost. Nurturing your inner child by doing the kinds of things that children enjoy will be deeply healing.

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Scorpio // Scorpio Rising
A bridge over a gentle river. You must make new connections. Go from here to there. By crossing the bridge, you’ll gather new information and that will help you problem solve. It will also help you gain confidence. You’ll strengthen relationships which will help you know yourself better. You’ll feel inspired and vibrant through the process. Focus on putting yourself out there and following the nudge of your curiosity. Connect.

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Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising
Pruning the roots. What does security mean to you? When you think about it, what comes to mind? Money? Relationships? Peace? Humans have a strong need for security. Examine this psychological need to see if there are some new structures or systems that can be put in place to help you feel more secure. Or maybe there is something you’d like to refine about your concept of security. Connect with your symbolic root system.

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THE 2018 CANCER FULL MOON WANTS YOU TO RE-PARENT YOURSELF

As we close out the year, the 2018 Cancer Full Moon is a rich opportunity to give ourselves the nurturance we deeply deserve so our fortified root systems can support new growth, says Sandy Sitron

Photo: Sasha Freemind

Full Moon :: December 22 2018 :: 12:50 pm EST :: 0 degrees Cancer

Dig a deep hole near the root system of a tree. As you dig, you disturb the old growth. You disrupt the system. You will plant a seed in this hole.

It’s not easy to plant new life among old growth. The established roots create barriers for the little seedling. This old root system may not seem like fertile ground. But life will find a way. Plant your seed and gemination will occur. A new way becomes incubated. New life develops next to old growth.

At the Full Moon, the Capricorn Sun opposes the Cancer Moon. Cancer is the sign of nurturing new life. Capricorn is the sign of old established growth. These are the two parents of the zodiac. Cancer gives tenderness and love, and Capricorn gives discipline. This is your opportunity to balance nurturance and structure.

A Full Moon creates pressure as two opposite signs create a push-pull. A tug of war. In this case the question of opposites is, how will you be kind and firm with yourself at the same time? Kind and firm, just like a good parent. This weekend, you may find opportunities to re-parent yourself.

The image of the seed planted among the roots of the tree describes the new emotional pattern that you can nurture within yourself. You’re not starting fresh. You’ve got old habits, patterns, and conditioning to contend with. But you can re-parent yourself and nurture a new habit reaction.

At this Full Moon, there’s pressure. It’s coming in from all directions. Instead of avoiding it, sit with it. Sit with the emotional aspect of the pressure you’re under.

For example, if you are feeling the pressure of “not enough time,” what’s the emotional story that goes with that? If you’re feeling pressure of “doing a good job,” how does that actually feel? Like shame? Fear? The pressure of “I’m not good enough” has a feeling quality. What is it? Even celebration has its own kind of pressure. Sometimes we have a feeling that the event or party has to be really good, and the stakes are high. What’s the emotion around that?

The first step to re-parenting is to sit with any feelings instead of avoiding them. Befriend those feelings. Notice where they reside in your body. Take a few deep breaths. Relax into the feelings. Don’t run away.

Allow yourself to visualize these emotions as a form of energy that floats just outside of yourself. Now see this energy form as yourself as a child. What age are they? What do they need? Talk to this version of your inner-child with a compassionate and firm voice. Give them the support that they need. Give them the love that they need. Explore how you can begin to take care of the child-like part of yourself better on a daily basis. How can you nurture yourself more?

This is your big work at the Cancer Full Moon. Steady yourself by loving yourself more. Find new pathways to connect with and nurture your inner child. This process will help you find the alignment that you crave in the New Year. It will help you strengthen your root system and develop new growth within yourself.

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Moon square Uranus
Shoulder no burdens.
It’s time to shake it off. Transmute the disturbances to your energetic field. Release and heal. This is a moment to start fresh, like a newborn.

You have been growing and developing. Time continues and we age. But we can continuously go back to the beginning and start fresh. Through deep love and compassion for self we upgrade and innovate the old patterns. This is a time for an electrical re-start.

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Use the below “I feel” statements to get deeper into how the 2018 Cancer Full Moon is speaking to you. For the most accurate reading, look to the House that holds 0 degrees Cancer in your chart. Don’t have you chart? Calculate it for free HERE.

Aries / Aries Rising / Full Moon in the 4th House
“I feel nurtured and safe when I …”

Taurus / Taurus Rising / Full Moon in the 3rd House
“I feel exceptionally curious about …”

Gemini / Gemini Rising / Full Moon in the 2nd House
“I feel completely worthy of …”

Cancer / Cancer Rising / Full Moon in the 1st House
“I feel more confident when I …”

Leo / Leo Rising / Full Moon in the 12th House
“I feel myself moving on from …”

Virgo / Virgo Rising / Full Moon in the 11th House
“I feel inspired by people who …”

Libra / Libra Rising / Full Moon in the 10th House
“I feel ready to take responsibility for …”

Scorpio / Scorpio Rising / Full Moon in the 9th House
“I feel excited about exploring …”

Sagittarius / Sagittarius Rising / Full Moon in the 8th House
“I feel sexiest when I …”

Capricorn / Capricorn Rising / Full Moon in the 7th House
“I feel fully seen and understood when I …”

Aquarius / Aquarius Rising / Full Moon in the 6th House
“I feel healthiest when I …”

Pisces / Pisces Rising / Full Moon in the 5th House
“I feel the most love when I …”

CAPRICORN SEASON 2018: LET YOUR LEGACY LAND

As we close out 2018, Capricorn season’s transits ask us to sit back, survey the path ahead, and move forward with unapologetic selfhood, says Bess Matassa. PLUS listen to the all-new Astrocast podcast with Bess and Sandy Sitron …

Photo: Ali Marel

Slip into something silky and savor the self-sufficient stillness. As the Sun moves into Capricorn to close out 2018, it’s a time to settle back into the structural support of all that you’ve been building, and summon a regal trust in the inevitable arrival of rewards you can’t yet see. It’s a high-end hotel of a cosmic season, complete with succulent room service feasts, and “do not disturb” boundaries.

With powerhouse Mars stepping into its home sign of Aries starting New Year’s eve, and Uranus stationing direct in Aries in early January, the weeks to come thrum with the sheer exuberance of arrival. It’s a time to make no apologies about putting yourself firmly first. And with Venus finally coming up from the Scorpionic trenches to move into Sagittarius, we’re invited to come alive to what wants to live through us, swapping strategy and cunning in favor of a more freewheeling roll.

Like a tough and tender shoot coming through the pavement cracks, where are you naturally ready to burst into being? Capricorn Season is here to remind us that consistent effort is what leads to the slow growth that is an organic inevitability, rather than an exhausting, sweat-drenched push.

The weeks to come are a reminder to allow the landslide to bring our luxurious legacy right to our feet …

Listen to the full Capricorn Season 2018-19 report from Numi resident astrologers Bess + Sandy HERE and read on for the season’s 4 key astro events …

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Sun in Capricorn (12.21.18 – 1.20.19) // Room Service.
Plush and posh rather than patriarchal, Capricorn energy reminds us of our right to check into our own lair and lock the door, inviting in only what truly sustains us for the long-haul. As we step over the threshold of the calendar year, treat this season like your personal room with a view, reviewing all that’s gone down from a regal remove, and taking a timeout to power up from the inside out. Trust that your life truly is your domain, and craft a menu for the coming year that fits your exact appetite.

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Mars enters Aries (12.31.18 – 2.14.19) // NASCAR.
Mars entering Aries during Capricorn Season mixes maturity with mojo, and asks us to rev our engines for multiple revolutions around the track. This blend of energies is an invitation to get crystal clear about our motivations, and to match our hot-blooded desire to act with a more cultivated sense of what the world truly needs now. Check in with exactly what’s fueling your vehicle and plan your pit stops with precision, as you blend sheer willpower with careful realignments and grip the gravel beneath you.

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Uranus direct in Aries  (1.6 – 3.6.19) // Hard Rock Anthems. “Here I am again on my own,” cries Uranus in Aries, complete with massive guitar solos. As Uranus completes its final pass through Aries, before fully settling into Taurean turf for a 7-year stay in March, we’re invited to smoke out any fears of exile, and remind ourselves that our right to be exactly as we are sometimes means standing in fierce and fiery solitude. It’s a transit for exploring where your urge to “belong” might be holding you back from your most vital expression, and where radical growth is pulsing beneath the skin of the status quo. Step out into the stadium and let your rallying cry rip!

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Venus enters Sagittarius (1.7 – 2.3.19) // Hair Extensions.
Venus in Sag is the zodiac’s original “long hair don’t care” aficionado, pushing at the edges of constriction in partnership, and longing to roam free from head to toe. Whether partnered or solo, this transit asks us to free our minds, as we embrace wide open pleasure spaces of exploratory sensual seeking. To truly feel the beat with another, we’ve got to first find our feet in a personal dance, says Venus in Sag. Let your locks loose and undo the rules, as you pair commitment with the call of the rollicking road.

NUMINOUS TAROTSCOPE DECEMBER 20 2018: JUSTICE RX

As we cross over into queenly Capricorn Season, Justice Rx invites us to speak truth to power and claim our place in the world, says Brandon Alter … Cast using the Prisma Visions Tarot 

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: DECEMBER 17-23 2018

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

Photo: Ryan Vitter

Capricorn // Capricorn Rising
A massive oak tree. Ancient steadiness exists in the world. Look for it in everything. Often we feel as if nothing we ever do is enough. Does an oak tree worry about that? Does a mountain? There’s a part of you that’s like an oak tree. Tap into it and you’ll remember that you are always enough. A tree is so steady, but it is also reaching out to connect with other branches. When you feel really steady, connection with others is easy. Do the things that help you feel grounded.

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Aquarius // Aquarius Rising
Smoothing out the ice. If you smooth out the icy surface before you skate over it, you’ll go much faster. Prepare your ground. Smooth things out in your environment so that you can pick up speed. Remove the friction from your life in the smallest of ways. Your preparation will pay off with success.

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Pisces // Pisces Rising
The smell of a lily. When you smell a flower your senses are momentarily engulfed by something sweet. It can shake you out of your daily routine. It has an effect on your mind and body at the same time. Shake yourself out of your daily grind, somehow. Tune into a different channel, either through your senses or your breath. That process will help you revitalize and take action.

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Aries // Aries Rising
Dip a toe in the water. It’s actually kind of hard to dip one toe in the water and not put your whole foot in. You have to be quite tentative. But that’s your symbol for this week. Just a toe. It means that you are testing. Test to discover what feels most comfortable. Don’t put too much emotional weight on any one decision right now. You’re testing. Find out what you like. No pressure, just experimentation.

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

Taurus // Taurus Rising
Peering into a crystal. So many facets. So much light is refracted. Part of the message is to study. Look at your options, look from all angles. Seek wise counsel. Pinpoint what you need to learn next. The other part of the message is to let yourself be entertained. Be amazed. There are so many options. Everywhere you look there is beauty and amusement. Open yourself up to it.

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

Gemini // Gemini Rising
A paper fan. Open the fan and reveal the full image. This symbol is about the reveal. You could also fan out your cards to show your hand. Or a peacock can fan out its tail feathers. So you are instructed to get real with yourself. No more hiding. This can relate to money. Get real with yourself about your money AND your beliefs about your self worth. This is about how you value yourself. Accept yourself for who you are. Accept yourself fully.

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Cancer // Cancer Rising
A feather floats down from the sky. Drifting, gliding, floating. You are making a path through space and time, and it’s not a direct line. But yet, the feather is singular. It’s just going where it will go. There are two things to consider. First, you are traveling at the perfect rate and speed. Your path is correct. It may not seem direct but it suits you. Second, find out what happens when you prioritize yourself. This is your journey.

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Leo // Leo Rising
A path of footsteps in the grass. This journey is ephemeral. It’s hard to put a finger on exactly where you’re supposed to go and how you’re supposed to get there. When you look for the footsteps in the grass, they disappear. Which way to go? Right now the question is not so much where you’re going, it’s how you’ll get there. Will you trust your intuition? Will you allow yourself the freedom to enjoy the process? Lean into the mystery.

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

Virgo // Virgo Rising
A chess board. It’s time for strategy. This isn’t always your strong suit, but right now you can get strategic. Know the moves you want to make. Know the timeline. Know the goal. Then follow through. Here’s how you motivate yourself— elevate your desire to be of service. Your strategy can help you give back to the world. Share your big heart. Connect to your vision and make it happen.

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

Libra // Libra Rising
Drinking out of a faucet. Go direct to the source. Race to the source. Get what you need. You don’t need to take extra steps. You’ve made decisions that have put you where you are now. You don’t need to go back and make those same decisions again. Conserve your energy and move forward. Especially when it comes to work and career. Use your resources and use what you know. You are golden.

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Scorpio // Scorpio Rising
A hawk flies high above. The hawk gives you clear vision and focus. You are gaining perspective. Remember how strong you are. Prove it to yourself. You have the strength to move mountains. Focus and see this through. You will be so proud when it’s finished. As you work, focus on what makes life meaningful. Circle in on your real philosophy and you will feel rewarded.

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

Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising
You are building a well. When you build, you must go one step at a time. You can’t slow down and skip steps in the process. You can’t take long breaks or you’ll never finish. Your current motto is consistency. Follow the steps. Dig in. Don’t be afraid to examine the deep, hidden emotions that may be blocking your from progress. Look closely at your actions and keep pushing yourself forward. Build.

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

 

THE 2018 PISCES WAXING MOON WANTS YOU TO LIVE THE DREAM

The 2018 Pisces Waxing Moon asks us to relax in the face of year-end pressures, embrace all that is unknown, and let our dreams vanquish fear, says Jennifer Racioppi

Photo: Olha Zaika

Waxing Quarter Moon // December 15 2018 // 6:49am ET // 23 degrees Pisces

With year-end madness in full-effect, and the personal development world not only encouraging you to see into the future but to begin to sculpt your next year accordingly, the last two weeks of the year might feel like pressure. Bone-crushing pressure. 

Coming off of the bold and blunt Sagittarius New Moon’s cosmic invitation to claim your dream, the Universe now awaits your response. Where is your vision leading you, next?

In an ideal world, the answer might feel obvious. But considering the Piscean influence, direction can feel obscure and hazy. Pisces, after all, a sign ruled by trance-inducing, otherworldly Neptune, who inspires subterranean explorations of the subconscious, doesn’t always deliver tangibility.

What to do if you lack clarity on your future visions and goals? Embrace the unknown.

// The Cycle //
Waxing Quarter Moons often connect us to intentions set nine months prior. Consider what’s coming to your life now based on intentions set with the Pisces New Moon on March 17, 2018. What’s percolating in your life now that connects to energy set in motion then?

And in the current cycle, this half-way mark between the New Moon and Full Moon acts as a stepping stone, here to help you traverse the distance between where you are and where you want to be. As the assertive energies of the Sun clash with the yin-like qualities of the Moon, take this time to resolve any cognitive dissonance you may experience in your own life. Embracing this confrontation expedites the journey to clarity.

Use this Pisces Waxing Moon to center yourself and tap into your intuition as you prepare for both the Solstice and the upcoming Cancer Full Moon, which will invite you to come home to yourself even more. Like Dorothy walking the Yellow Brick Road in her ruby red shoes, this Pisces Moon is guiding you on a path home.

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// The Transits //
With so much retrograde activity behind us, this halfway moment between the New and Full Moons boasts serious magic.

For starters, Mercury in Sagittarius prepares for its second alignment with Jupiter (the first of these conjunctions happened in late November, and the second will happen on the December 21st Solstice). The biggest planet in the solar system, who’s often referred to as Santa Claus, Jupiter has a tendency to deliver good news. With this meet-up between Jupiter and cosmic messenger Mercury in the expansive sign of Sagittarius, it’s the perfect moment to lean into the wave of positive momentum. Do you need to ask for something? Now’s the time. 

Further, with the Moon in Pisces, conjoined to Mars, Chiron, and Neptune, which makes a sweet angle to Venus, this Pisces “stellium” activates healing on a cellular level, inviting you to feel and heal what’s no longer needed. Lean into your desires, not your fears, as you seek to live your dream.

To top this off, after a year riddled with heavy retrograde activity, only one planet remains retrograde: distant Uranus. The cosmos signals green lights for action. Use this time to assess what you’ve learned, and mindfully integrate the lessons obtained.

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// The Square //
On the challenging side of things, the Sun in Sagittarius and the Moon in Pisces (magnified by the dense planetary activity in Pisces) blurs the lines. Go-big-or-go-home-Sagittarius strongly dissuades boundaries. And spiritually inclined and sensitive Pisces can go so deep into the dream that it forgets reality altogether. With the luminaries traveling in these two mutable signs, feelings, impulses, and urges might override the truth.

Stay on the lookout for lies, addiction, and deceit. Much like the Waxing Moon which appears as a half in the sky, but is indeed only at the quarter phase, this square asks you to decipher fact from illusion. Be aware of where you check out prematurely or run away as a coping mechanism.

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// The Opportunity //
The high road here asks you to tap into the potential and power of your dreams, and the expansiveness of the moment, without losing a brass-tacks approach to rallying your life force energy on behalf of your desires.

Let this Waxing Quarter Moon in Pisces illuminate the next steps you need to take to not just bring the Sagittarius New Moon’s intentions to fruition, but to consider how what’s unfolding in your life now relates to intentions set during the 2018 Pisces cycle. What did you set in motion with the March 17th New Moon that’s coming to fruition now? Claim it!

It also invites sleep, healing sleep. This potent lunar moment invites you to genuinely enjoy the experience and engage out of bounds thinking — even lucid dreaming and astral travel (which is so Pisces).

With one week before the Winter Solstice, the darkest moment of the year, take advantage of the seasonal cue to sleep. Treat it as a ritual, and open wide for prophetic dreams!

Discover more about astrologer and success coach Jennifer Racioppi and her work HERE and follow her on Instagram.

NUMINOUS TAROTSCOPE DECEMBER 13 2018: 3 OF WANDS

The 3 of Wands asks us to gaze into our crystal ball, connect with our psychic gifts, and let a new creative vision emerge, says Brandon Alter … Cast using the Prisma Visions Tarot 

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: DECEMBER 10-16 2018

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

Photo: Peter Forster
Photo: Peter Forster

Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising
Popping bubble wrap. What brings you satisfaction? When you feel satisfied, there’s a feeling of completion. Of course these moments are meant to be impermanent, since impermanence is the law of nature. So your quest is not to feel satisfied all the time. Instead, celebrate your satisfaction. Revel in it when it happens. Notice those small moments even when your to-do list is a mile long. It will help you feel at home with yourself.

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Capricorn // Capricorn Rising 
A dragonfly skims the surface. You are navigating the surface issues in your life. Don’t forget to address the motivations that are below the surface— your emotions and core beliefs. Even though you’re busy out there in the real world, you can’t ignore your inner world. At intervals throughout the week, turn your gaze inward Reflect on your dreams and your feelings. Feel the feelings. It will help everything make sense. 

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

Aquarius // Aquarius Rising 
Fire ceremony. You can set your intentions out into the universe. Use ceremony and ritual to seed your intentions and nurture them to development. Stay focused on the vision. You must be able to trust in your future or you’ll be constantly insecure. Build up your confidence and self-trust by believing in your dreams and centering your energy on possibility.

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Pisces // Pisces Rising
Riding an elevator. Up, up, up. There’s only one direction you’re supposed to go. Find support. Find the tools, resources and people that will help you achieve. None of us are born with everything we need. We’re supposed to learn, and develop. It might be time to update the way you think of yourself so that you are an energetic match for your own success. 

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

Aries // Aries Rising
A leopard. The leopard’s spots are the perfect camouflage. They mimic the shadows of leaves. How have you been trying to blend in? What ferocious truth is ready to be unleashed? When you leap out of the shadows and announce to the world who you are, what is lost and what is gained? When you have found your answers, it’s wonderful to share them. But remember, it’s okay to retreat back into the question too.   

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Taurus // Taurus Rising 
The bottom of a river. Look for your answers at the bottom of the stream. It’s a shallow stream, ankle deep and clear as air. You can see everything you need to see, as long as you’re really looking. Water represents emotions. so examine your true feelings. But try to remain objective. Receive help from a friend or counselor so that you can really sift through the sediment and sand in an organized way. Tending to your feelings is simple, natural and straightforward. 

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

Gemini // Gemini Rising
Binoculars. Through two lenses comes one image. Can you share your unique perspective with someone, listen to their viewpoint, and arrive at compromise? You’ll arrive at compromise by really listening. On a normal day there are so many chances to blend your viewpoint with someone else’s. It doesn’t mean you need to lose yourself.  Opening yourself to an outside perspective will simply help you learn. 

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

Cancer // Cancer Rising 
Rowing the boat. To get to where you want to go, you need to get into a rhythm. You need to practice. You can’t just row one stroke and expect to arrive. This symbol inspires patience, and it also asks you to let go of perfection. Give yourself a lot of chances to get where you’re going. Don’t judge every emotional current that pushes against you. It’s the daily practice that will support you. 

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

Leo // Leo Rising 
Making faces. It’s time to take a little more ownership over how you’re feeling. Practice making faces at yourself in the mirror. Practice all kinds of emotions. Do this practice so that you can see how quickly you can cycle through all the different feelings. The important thing for you right now is to envision yourself as the creator. The more you can feel like you’re creating the emotional experience of your own choosing, the more options you’ll have. So play around with it. 

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Virgo // Virgo Rising
A heart beat. It’s often only possible to react to daily responsibilities. Instead, your attention is currently being directed to the core issues that are most important. Ignore the external factors and focus on your internal needs. This is a time for deep emotional healing. You need to clear emotionally and energetically so that you can step back into your responsibilities with focus and clarity. Tend to your inner world. 

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Libra // Libra Rising 
Carrots. This is the carrot that tantalizes the donkey. What tasty tidbit is firing up your curiosity and activating your mind? What idea is propelling you forward right now? If you don’t have one, it’s time to find one. Brainstorm. If you’re clear on what it is, focus there. Talk about it and hash it out. It may turn out to be something that you need to share through teaching, writing or generally communicating. 

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Scorpio // Scorpio Rising  
A floating crown. Solid gold. A symbol of power and prestige. It floats in the air, so it’s available. Take it for yourself. Crown yourself and make yourself powerful. Imagining yourself wearing this crown will activate a strong sense of security and a deep knowledge of your creative power. This symbol can help you have faith and trust in your own deeply rooted stability. 

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NUMINOUS TAROTSCOPE DECEMBER 6 2018: 4 OF CUPS RX

As this week’s astro forecast heralds powerful initiations, the 4 of Cups Rx asks us to dissolve our resistance and free ourselves from an emotional rut, says Brandon Alter … Cast using the Prisma Visions Tarot 

THE 2018 SAGITTARIUS NEW MOON WANTS YOU TO FIND YOUR ‘WHY’

The 2018 Sagittarius New Moon is an opportunity for inspired curiosity, as we set off in search of our “why” and recover our very reason to live, says Sandy Sitron

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New Moon :: December 7 2018 :: 2:21 am EST :: 15 degrees Sagittarius

An explosion of light as two worlds collide and a portal opens. 

A portal is opening and that’s important. But let’s begin by understanding this symbolic explosion of light. In TV shows and movies there’s usually a flash of light when a portal opens up. Insight! Illumination! You see more clearly. There’s more to reality than one singular dimension.

On Friday, December 7th, there’s a New Moon in fiery Sagittarius. Sagittarius is the sign of truth-seeking. Bam! The centaur shoots a fire arrow to illuminate the target of truth. Yes, you are getting a flash of clarity. But it’s a little more complicated than that. This New Moon is a truth-seeking arrow that dissolves against the disappearing body of Mars and Neptune’s Cheshire cat.

Just like the mischievous and confusing Cheshire Cat, your clarity won’t take the form of answer. It takes the form of a question instead. You need to delineate a question and it has something to do with your values. Once you find your question, you can treat it like an egg in a nest. Just sit on it. Tend to it. Keep it warm and away from predators. Treat the question with the honor and respect that it deserves.

One thing that’s become clear during this year of many retrogrades: rushing forward because of emotional discomfort doesn’t get you anywhere. You can’t race through this process of sitting with the question.

But that doesn’t mean that you can’t be passionate, purposeful and exuberant while you hunt down your answers. You can. Raise your energetic vibration purposefully so that when you encounter the answer to your treasured embryonic question, you’ll be a vibrational match for the answer.

How do you change your vibration purposefully? Use your imagination. With Mars and Neptune square this Sagittarius New Moon, your imagination will take you to your target. Imagine a special control room in your mind that has a panel of dials. Visualize or notice a larger dial in the middle of the panel that says “Vibration.” Notice what level it is at now and ask your imagination if you need to turn up the dial. Then adjust it to the correct setting and remember you can always come back in the future and make more adjustments.

The Sagittarius New Moon is an opportunity to align yourself with the big question you need to be asking. When you have the right questions, then you can begin the wild hunt for the answers. When you are driven to understand “why” or “how,” you can raise your vibration up into a new dimension.

Sagittarius the explorer wants to find new worlds. Instead of being stuck in the pattern that already exists, you get above it to see the bigger picture. You can experience the “bam!” of illumination as you journey out of this world and into a mirror-image dimension.

The other dimension through the portal is exactly the same as this dimension, except for one thing; while our world is currently fueled by scarcity mentality, which causes greed and oppression, the driving force there is optimism and abundance.

If you can get through the portal, the mindset shift becomes: “There is enough, so what do I want teach, learn, explore? Not because I have to to survive, but because I am curious and alive.”

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New Moon conjunct Jupiter
A car covered in flowers.
Imagine that you try to get into your car and it’s completely covered with loads of flowers! Not flower petals- entire flowers! It’s so much beauty and joy that the abundance almost becomes inconvenient. You would have to laugh and admire all the beauty while trying to clean off your car.

So much goodness. But is it in the right place? It all depends on how you look at the situation. Remember your gratitude practice and you’ll be able to accept the unexpected gifts that come your way.

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New moon square Mars and Neptune
The Cheshire Cat.
This Cat has places to go and battles to disrupt. Along the way it creates quite the commotion. The world is confusing but we have try to go after what we want anyway. You have two choices with this aspect, Alice. Moon about in confusion and ask all the wrong people for advice. Or actively try to lift your vibration to experience your own unique sense of faith, purpose, and soul-level interconnectedness.