NUMINOUS TAROTSCOPES: MAY 2019

With her Numinous Tarotscopes for May 2019, Bess Matassa has a personalized audio reading for each sign …

Illustration: Price Lauder

MAY CARD FOR THE COLLECTIVE: 4 of Pentacles Rx

The symbolic “ski lodge” of the Tarot, 4 of Pentacles energy asks us to hunker down with the resources on hand, sealing up energetic leaks and finding sanctuary inside solid boundaries.

Which relationships, projects, and emotional patterns have left you feeling out in the cold? What would feel warmer, more magnetic, and more fitting of the fiercely resilient being you were born to be? May 2019 brings a month for turning towards what truly nourishes us.

Ruled by Capricorn, this card comes through during an astrological season when we are being beckoned towards greater authority over our lives overall, as we divine what is truly essential for our evolution. Try to see each moment as an opportunity to “seal the deal,” literally moving closer to what feels best in your bones.

Read on for the card, mantra, and cosmic audio reading for your sign …

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TAURUS OR TAURUS RISING: Knight of Wands Rx
“A shake of the hips shakes off shame.”

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GEMINI OR GEMINI RISING: High Priestess Rx
“Shutting off the static tunes me in.”

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CANCER OR CANCER RISING: 2 of Cups Rx
“My softness is my human right.”

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LEO OR LEO RISING: 10 of Cups
“I am ready and willing to get closer to what’s here.”

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VIRGO OR VIRGO RISING: The Emperor Rx
“I am a vital part of my own natural process.”

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LIBRA OR LIBRA RISING: Page of Swords
“I wield my clarity with curiosity.”

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SCORPIO OR SCORPIO RISING: Page of Cups Rx
“What may seem silly is a source of strength.”

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SAGITTARIUS OR SAGITTARIUS RISING: 5 of Cups Rx
“Syncing up with my instincts uncovers what’s vital.”

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CAPRICORN OR CAPRICORN RISING: Death Rx
“Sloughing off old skin can be a sweet sensation.”

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AQUARIUS OR AQUARIUS RISING: 5 of Pentacles Rx
“Inside the feeling of emptiness is the fullness I crave.”

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PISCES OR PISCES RISING: King of Pentacles Rx
“The person I’m becoming is already here.”

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ARIES OR ARIES RISING: Judgment Rx
“Letting life move through me is a brand new way to be.”

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Learn more about Bess and her work, book a reading, and check out all her personalized Astro + Tarot offerings HERE.

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: APRIL 29—MAY 5 2019

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

Photo: Ken Cheung

Taurus or Taurus Rising
Fairyland.
Take yourself out of this dimension and into another imaginary one. The closer you feel you are to magic, the more you’ll see the possibilities in your “real” world. You are powerful like an arrow, you can choose a direction and go after it with focus and clarity. But in order to activate this sense of focus and clarity you need to use your imagination and release your fear.

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Gemini or Gemini Rising
Looking into the fire.
There is a great potential brewing. Go into the zone. The same way you would if you were meditating on a candle flame. Feel your potential flickering and building. Soon you will have a chance to shine out in all directions, but for now you must cultivate your power within. Meditation will help. Figure out your best ways to get into “the zone.” It will pay off later.

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Cancer or Cancer Rising
Gauzy fabric.
You are meant to soothe yourself with great ideas. The fabric is a symbol for swaddling and nurturance. The fact that the fabric is light and airy means that the nurturance comes from your ideas and concepts. You can gain some real mental perspective right now. Be very gentle and loving with yourself and find a new way of thinking about your life and potential.

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

Leo or Leo Rising
A powerful vacuum cleaner.
You are meant to take it all in. This is specifically in regard to your career. You should find that you are able to consume a lot of information. And you are tidying things up in your work world. When you are done with this phase, you’ll be able to share wonderful new ideas with society. So for now, learn and process. Take on many projects and use all of your skills.

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Virgo or Virgo Rising
A squirrel in a tree.
You must keep working. Stay in motion. The answer will come to you when you’re in midair, leaping from tree to tree. You are exactly where you are meant to be. Just keep moving and adjusting and do it all without judging yourself. Pick one word that helps you set an intention for the day. Then stay in motion but lightly focused on your goal.

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Libra or Libra Rising
Bright star.
Even on the darkest night, there might be a very bright star. Even if things feel more emotional or more challenging than usual, if you look closely, you’ll see the bright star that is being revealed. If you’re having an emotional time, ask yourself where you are expanding and where you are ready to release and let go. Zero in on the hidden meaning that is being unveiled.

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Scorpio or Scorpio Rising
Two people rowing a canoe.
The ride will go smoothly if both people know what they are doing and know how to communicate. But it doesn’t work if there is miscommunication or one person doesn’t do their fair share. Is there some relationship in which you need to be a better partner or need to work on better communication? You might start with your relationship with yourself.

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Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising
Soft fluffy feathers.
This symbol is all about nestling into soft and cozy comfort. Your physical body is calling out for attention. How can you take small, daily actions of self-care? This may be a very sensual process. You may need to slow down and pay attention to your body. Don’t rush ahead or prioritize anything over your physical and emotional health. This is the key.

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Capricorn or Capricorn Rising
Inventing a new game.
You are ready to shake off the fear and step into your full radiance. But this isn’t as easy as snapping your fingers. You need to be more playful. Notice where you make things into a chore. Can you change them into a game instead? Everyday is a fresh chance to be creative. When you are afraid, your creativity turns into resistance. So turn everything into a game.

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Aquarius or Aquarius Rising
Salt and pepper.
You need to add some simple seasoning to your everyday life. It’s easy to go along and forget to find connection. Think of how much better a little bit of salt and pepper can make a meal taste. Think of how much more wonderful a little care and love can make your everyday life feel. You need to pay more attention to either giving or receiving. Or maybe both.

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Pisces or Pisces Rising
A raven.
This symbol is a dose of transformation and intelligence. It also represents a challenge. You have to push yourself to get out of your current mindset and into a new way of thinking. You should rely on many different channels to help expand your ideas. Books, poetry, imagination, art and conversation will all help you see things in a new way. You need a fresh perspective.

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Aries or Aries Rising
Hiking and reaching a new plateau.
You can set up camp on a stable new foundation. There are still surprises and you are still on a journey. But for now, set intentions for how you would like to feel stabilized. These could be intentions for financial stability or it could be about your stable sense of self-worth. Right now you can break into a new level of security. Remember that security is a mindset.

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NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: APRIL 22—29

As we move into the stability and riches of Taurus Season 2019, Sandy Sitron has a weekly astro symbol + reading for your sign …

Photo: Gauravdeep Singh

Taurus or Taurus Rising
Pulling a cart.
You may need some reassurance. Yes, the path ahead is uncertain. Yes, the weather is changing. But you are still on track. You’ve prepared your cart, and you are still pulling it along. Things are already in motion, so just keep going. It’s easier to continue once you’ve already started. So continue on into the unknown. You’ve got what you need.

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Gemini or Gemini Rising
A little spark of light.
The spark represents a deep inner knowing. Yet, the idea is half-formed. You are seeking new information and new certainty, but you have only so much to go on. A feeling. A glimmer of an idea. A tiny spark. Tend to your spark until it becomes a flame by creating an environment for self-discovery. Journal, visualize, reflect. Decisiveness will follow.

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Cancer or Cancer Rising
Dynamite.
You are blasting your mind open so that you can welcome new ideas. These ideas can bring you a sense of freedom. What is real freedom? And when do you feel trapped? The edges of those old mental restraints are ready to crumble. Help the walls (aka mental blocks) come down by spending time with encouraging people and visualizing your hopes for your future.

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

Leo or Leo Rising
Hopscotch.
The focus is currently on career and a lot of change is taking place. It’s easy to get caught up in your ego by comparing yourself to others and wondering if you’re good enough. The antidote is playfulness. When it comes to work, make it a game and be creative. This is a “jumpy” time. Instead of jumping out of reaction to fear or ego, turn it into a game of hopscotch.

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Virgo or Virgo Rising
North star.
Study your direction. What are you headed toward, philosophically? What do you believe in? What do you value? It’s possible that these things are changing and that is okay. Maybe you are making small adjustments. Or maybe you are adjusting your whole mission statement. But either way it’s important to do so consciously so that you feel empowered and connected to your purpose.

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Libra or Libra Rising
Tall stalks of corn.
You might feel like you are lost in the cornfield. Something important about relationships has changed and you are making sense of your new reality. Over time you will be able to contextualize your new story. The trick is to keep showing up. Raise your level of self awareness and communicate your truth. Self-inquiry will guide you.

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Scorpio or Scorpio Rising
Balancing on a surf board.
You may have felt like you were dragging your feet through water, but now you are riding on the surface. Fresh flashes of insight are breaking down your resistance. You are breaking open on so many levels, but especially when it comes to your relationships. Keep the channels of communication open. A lot is changing and you are finding new balance in partnership.

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Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising
Choreographed dance moves.
The sequence of movements is already defined. You are following the plan but you are bringing your unique sense of precision and artistic expression. Don’t try to reinvent the whole program. Fine tune the process. What process in your daily life needs attention? Give it a step-by-step plan and follow through religiously. This is how you’ll find your breakthrough.

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Capricorn or Capricorn Rising
Monochrome.
You’ve been plugging along and working hard. You need to inject new and vibrant colors into your monochrome landscape. Variety! Excitement! And especially joy. Where has your joy been coming from? How can you create an atmosphere that fosters more joy? Remember how to play, dance, love and have fun. You may need to surrender a bit to allow this to happen.

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Aquarius or Aquarius Rising
A cozy nook.
You need to awaken by feeling emotions that you have bypassed. Maybe you’ve become disillusioned in some way. If you are feeling flat or hopeless in some area of your life, you need more nurturance. You can let the emotions flow and you won’t fall apart. Find some container that can support you in feeling your true feelings. That will enliven you.

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Pisces or Pisces Rising
Popcorn popping.
Funnel your energy into many small projects and stay busy. You are making mental adjustments and in the process you will unearth intellectual surprises. This is a mentally electrifying time. It would be easy to feel scattered. Your brain is popping like popcorn. Get enough alone time so that you create an emotional buffer to support your mental growth.

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Aries or Aries Rising
Roots of an oak tree.
It’s time to deepen your roots so that you feel more stable. The trick is that in order to feel more stable, something must change dramatically. So welcome change and stability at the same time. The more grounded you feel the easier this will go. What makes you feel grounded? What simple mental, physical or emotional adjustment would help you feel secure?

TAURUS SEASON 2019: YOU ARE ENOUGH

Taurus Season 2019 brings transits that remind us to trust that we are enough—with nothing to prove, and a potent innate power, says Bess Matassa

Photo: Jakob Owens

Taurus Season 2019 is vivid and alive, ready and willing to receive our lusts and longings. A time for letting the messy, beautiful range of life possess and work through us, Taurus Season 2019 reminds us that when we say “yes” to our status as part of these natural cycles, we can find radiance by moving to the rhythm of what simply is.

The season opens with Venus’ shift into Aries, and a one-two retrograde hit of Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn. Later in the season, Mercury and Venus shift into Taurus, while Mars enters Cancer, bringing questions of self protection to the fore. And, as the season closes with a fat Full Moon in Scorpio, we’re asked to hold fast to the gemstones inside of ourselves without gripping, noticing any place where we feel lack and flooding it with the lubrication of a lush, jungle cat kind of love …

Listen to the full Taurus Season 2019 report from Numi resident astrologers Bess + Sandy HERE and read on for more on the 4 key astro events of the coming weeks …

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Sun in Taurus (4.20-5.21)

Taurus energy asks us to come ever closer to the cusp of what just feels good, resting on the soft petals and sipping the sweet nectar of deservedness without wondering when the honeysuckle might end. Taurus Season 2019 amplifies this pleasure dilation. Where do you think we have to prove something in order to be served? What if you simply had to open your lips and palms and say “thank you” without wondering how you’d earned it? In the weeks to come, simply lie back into whatever feels like a bed of roses, and lap up the cream.

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Pluto Rx in Capricorn (4.24-10.2) + Saturn Rx in Capricorn (4.29-9.18) conjunct the Moon’s South Node

These two epic retrograde cycles carry us through to the “death” energy of the Scorpionic fall, and ask us to investigate where we place authority and who is really calling the shots and pulling the strings. Where do the “shoulds” in your life come from? What patterns feel like they’re “possessing” you? Take this time to notice the subtle polarities in your power dynamics. Give and take. Full and empty. What does your own power feel like when it’s simply coursing through your veins but doesn’t need a target? It’s a moment for recalibrating the controls and rediscovering a potency that ignites us from the inside out.

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Venus in Aries (4.20-5.15) + Venus in Taurus (5.15-6.8)

Venus in Aries brings an opportunity to turn over fresh soil on old romantic patterns. An invitation to move towards objects of desire with no strategy, this transit asks us to simply go for it! Like a just born baby animal, trust you will be perceived as all fluff and frolic. Learn to trust in carnal signals and, after Venus moves into Taurus, to go after what your body desires without shame. Harness this transit to quiet the storylines and to navigate your romantic life by touch, taste, and smell.

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Mars in Cancer (5.15-7.1)

Mars in Cancer harbors its hurts and healing inside a tightly packed shell, while fiercely defending what it loves. This transit is an invitation for us all to slip into our emotion ocean and examine what we can’t let go of. What feelings, memories, and entanglements we would defend with our very lives. There’s no need to try and validate these patterns of protection. Rather, we can take this time to see our defenses as gateways to a deeper understanding of what we truly value. Whatever you’re braving your body against is the secret diary key to what brings you most fully alive.

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Learn more about Bess and her work and check out all her personalized Astro + Tarot offerings HERE.

THE APRIL 19 LIBRA FULL MOON WANTS YOU TO BLOOM BIG

The second Libra Full Moon of 2019 is sweet and thorny, inviting us to set a boundary and go big, says Sandy Sitron

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Full Moon // April 19, 2019 // 7:12 am EDT // 29 degrees Libra

Rose bushes tantalize with sweet smells and bright colors. Underneath the surface are an army of bloodthirsty thorns.

Visualize this lunation as if it represents the diverse ecosystem of a rose bush in bloom. Many pathways available, many roses to be smelled, many insects, and small animals to encounter. There’s a headiness as the perfume intoxicates, and a pain that lingers when you are pricked. You can have the best time revealing in the beauty or you can get stuck in the thorns.

On Friday April 19th there is the second Libra Full Moon of 2019. This one is asking us to get it right. There’s not much time to waste. It’s time to spark the flame of your desire, go for it, and bloom big! That’s what you’ve been working on this Aries season, even though part of the time the process was foggy, slippery, and subconscious.

And this fiery evolution of the self has been punctuated by the need to be clear, communicative and reach toward another person in diplomatic action. You’ve been asked to set boundaries that help you be more of yourself, alone and in partnership. That’s the thorny truth of what this pair of Libra Full Moons are asking you to do.

The rose is the perfect metaphor because it is peaceful and beautiful, like the Libra archetype. But it is also clear about its boundaries, the way both Libra and Aries must be to create truly balanced partnership. The rose is also the symbol for the open heart, and to be truly open-hearted you must have pointy thorns to defend yourself. That saves you energy and makes openness safe and sustainable.

The overall message of this Full Moon is to work on your self awareness so that you can communicate and enjoy both individuality and balanced partnership.

I’ll be honest, the delivery of this message is not super gentle. This Full Moon might try your patience. It might ask you to find a new path through the thorny brush. You might get some scratches. But it’s all worth it if it helps you practice self-awareness.

During this lunation there is a lot of pressure. At its best, this pressure will ask you to change. The way to handle it is to be consciously open to a mental, spiritual, and even physical upgrade. Ask for a fresh perspective. As the Sun transits close to Uranus, this upgrade might come through sometime next week.

If you are subconsciously afraid and not truly open to change, you will just feel the pressure of the grand cross that’s formed between the Nodal axis, Pluto, Saturn, the Sun, and the Moon. That pressure invites regression to old behaviors that don’t serve you anymore. It might feel majorly limiting and frustrating.

Being open to change is a state of mind.

At this time, any old patterns will catch you up in the briar patch of thorns. You need new perspective and change is supported. Meanwhile, true expansion is likely with a supportive assist by Jupiter. Jupiter is your cheerleader, reminding you that …

-You can find a new way of saying yes to who you are and what you need.

-You are ripe to open up to another person and communicate your truth.

-The old way is ending and the structure for a new way is being created.

Revel in the fact that life in the rose bush is far from boring. You are under pressure, and it might hurt a little, but the chance to blossom and show your truth has never been so vibrant!

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Moon sextile Jupiter
A graceful willow.
The willow goes with the flow. There is no breakage because there is no tension. So the branches flourish and grow lush The flexibility results in strength. You have access to support without trying. There is friction and tension at this Full Moon to be certain. But remember that sometimes you get further by going with the flow instead of hustling. Look around to see where you want to reap rewards with less effort.

Moon opposite Uranus
Lightning bug.
Keep your eyes peeled for surprising flashes of illumination. You don’t need to know where it’s going to come from. And it would be impossible to anticipate. But if you look for it, you won’t miss it. The brilliant light can show you a new path to follow.

Moon square Pluto, Saturn and North Node
Putting an irrigation system in place.
You need to find a new way forward and you will need to work to create it. Without ingenious new solutions, you will dry up. you might find buried root systems that block your path and the task might take months longer than expected. but keep trying to remove the old obstacles and welcome a new way to nurture yourself and others. You can figure this out.

7 SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS OF MY NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE

What you really get from a near death experience is a numinous new perspective on life, the Universe, and everything, says Worthy Stokes  …

The last thing I remember before leaving my body was the U2 song playing on my iPod shuffle: It’s A Beautiful Day. I was out for a morning jog wearing headphones and stopped at a crosswalk to wait for the signal to change. When it turned green, I turned up the volume and raced straight into Death.

A van had run a stoplight, and at the very moment it crashed into me, the world disappeared. Instead of memories of my skull breaking against pavement, I remember only that song and an image of wide, open sky. Thus, U2 serenaded my departure from this life; the ensuing brain trauma erasing everything except for Bono’s voice. So, when I tell the story of my Near Death Experience (NDE), I always think of him.

Five years have passed since my harrowing return to my body, during which time the nuts and bolts of universal intelligence have emerged in waves and codes. During this time, seven spiritual teachings have emerged — to inform my life and work here on Earth 

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1. Consciousness is not religious, humans are. When I dropped into the vastness of the primordial, cosmic soup, I came face-to-face with infinity. I was lucid in my perception of an elegant, fluid order, and, at the same time, the experience felt wholly incomprehensible to my human brain. I felt neither shock, or distress. I floated about leisurely, as I noticed, rather abruptly, that religion simply does not exist beyond the human mind.

Having previously “believed” in Buddhism, I came back into my body with a transfigured cosmology for which I have no translation. My faith rests instead in a mysterious beauty that remains unencumbered by mortal bias, dogmas, or doctrines—all of which, I see now, are highly destructive to human beings. Religion perpetuates guilt. Consciousness activates possibility.

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2. Death is a choose-your-own-adventure experience. If you like Jesus, he’ll be there. If you love practicing meditation, maybe you’ll see a monk. If you are tired of patriarchy, perhaps a fierce Goddess or tree spirit will greet you. For atheists or stoics who think this is nonsense, the journey into Death is destined to unfold in a way that is relaxing, uneventful, and not at all weird. Each of us naturally transitions from one state of consciousness to another without the slightest bit of pain—which brings me to the idea of Hell, which isn’t real, so everyone can relax. There is no darkness in that final exit, and if there is, it’s probably because you wanted it that way.

3. We are all as connected as we are separate. There is an individuated blueprint in each of us describing multiple portals to other dimensions, but how this system mechanically functions is beyond us. Invisible points of contact, layers of free will, shifting realities, and elements of destiny all move and meld in ways that are too complex for us to ever name. In the popular TV series about NDEs (OA), there are gestures coupled with movements to be found in the afterlife, which combine in an eerie combination of breath and choreography.

This hints at an interlocking system we all share and must sort out together, because each of us carries a vital piece of the puzzle that doesn’t fully work until connected with others. In other words, the success of our collective matrix depends on its parts functioning as coherent, interactive particles engaging consciously. So yes, your healing journey is valuable to all of us. My NDE showed me that we are linked, and we are separate. We have shared paths, and we engage singularity. We are interdependent, and we are alone.

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4. Some things do not heal. Consciousness is not just for manifesting a Ferrari or a mate or healing a primal wound; it is not a spoon we can learn to bend with our minds. We do not have as much control as we wish we did, and we do not get to know why some things heal and others don’t. Asking why X still hurts (despite having done all the Work), as so many of us like to do, leads nowhere. Let’s ask each other instead, “What happened? What can happen next?”

Our job here is to hold each other’s fragility, alongside qualities of strength, power, purpose, and possibility. Even after having seen in my NDE how vast we all are, and how very little control we have in our lives, I returned with a belief that wanting to heal something was enough. Over time, I learned I was wrong. I learned instead to make peace with hundreds of things I cannot fix. Now, I pay close attention to what IS possible here, in the realm of the living. I find enormous solace in my understanding that on the other side, there is no pain.

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5. Transformation is your birthright. We have the right to change what we do not like, need, or love, in this wakeful, transient life. Further, we are spiritually and neurologically wired for transformation. I’m not saying transformation is easy, and I am also not saying it’s going to be an affordable, realistic, or linear process. Nor is it a test or an experiment. There are no grades, or getting it “right” or “wrong.” Showing up and exploring is what counts. Dreaming, breathing, building, evaluating, noticing, and repeating what works. Getting into your carpe diem flow while motivated by visions of awesomeness is a very good place to start. Find mentors, make revisions, and don’t be afraid to color outside the lines.

Photo: Ameen Fahmy

6. We need our people guides more than our spirit guides. We are each like turtles bringing houses of consciousness from oceans of possibility to this shared, changeable world. Like turtles, we carry pieces of our primordial homes on our backs, which means we are all, always, “at home.” From this space, we can choose to be fiercely, tenderly present for each other, right here and right now. Yet I see countless seekers hitching rides on decorated spaceships to visit fancy vortices in search of “answers” and healing. The irony is we already boarded the most cosmic spaceships of all, our bodies, and we traveled a very long way to reach this life. Meeting each other in the flesh is a fantastic, holy, and healing event, in and of itself.

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7. Being human is the ultimate spiritual path. As spiritual beings, we are elements of unified consciousness, and as physical beings, we are connected by way of our neurobiology. Being human and being here in this life IS the ultimate path; regular meditation or devotional practices that nourish our relationships with each other are simply ways to maintain our connection with the Divine.

The task at hand, truly, is to care for each other in the physical domain, as creatures who age, break, triumph, and fail, through moments of tragedy and ecstatic, heart shattering joy. There is no need to look beyond this reality. Presence is what we are, and life inside of these beautiful days IS the messy, sacred experience we came here for. When we look outside of ourselves for truthful meaning, we shut down access to the very miracles we seek.

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Worthy Stokes is a healer, seer, and sage. Learn more about her work at thisworthylife.com, get her free meditations on Insight Timer, and follow her on Instagram @thisworthylife. Get on her mystical frequency with code NUMINOUS and a 20% discount: HeartMind: A 10 Day Meditation Journey for Sensitives and Survivors on the Path of Spiritual Awakening

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: APRIL 15—21

Connect to your passion in the last week of Aries Season 2019, with Sandy Sitron‘s Numinous weekly horoscopes …

Photo: Stanislav Kondratiev

Aries or Aries Rising
Hazy clouds.
It feels wonderful to know which action to take and then go for it. But right now you are working with low visibility. Look within. Listen hard to your heartbeat. Your current joy comes from being present. The outer circumstances may be foggy, but your inner guidance is clear. Practice being patient and waiting for the right path to reveal itself.

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

Taurus or Taurus Rising
Power washing.
You are using power tools to get clean. Cleanliness can symbolically represent release, simplification, brightness and clarity. What do you have in toolbox to create this state of mind? Maybe you need to literally clean your environment. Or maybe you need to simplify. Whichever it is, go after it with focus and power. You will feel totally refreshed.

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

Gemini or Gemini Rising
A ballet.
A delicate dance transcends the limits of gravity and mundane earthly concerns. It carries both the dancer and the viewer to another plane of existence— a realm of creativity and inspiration. Is it time to recharge your joy, interest and vibrancy? What will help you remember to add variety to your every day life? You need to learn new dance moves.

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

Cancer or Cancer Rising
Flock of seagulls.
There is freedom at your fingertips. There are far distances to be traveled. But wherever you go, you are never lost. You are always home. Have you ever seen a seagull way out in the middle of the ocean? How does it feel at home? Does it miss solid land? Ask yourself if it’s time to disrupt your outdated vision of comfort and reimagine what stability means to you.

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

Leo or Leo Rising
Frog on a lily pad.
A frog is so versatile. It’s incredibly adapted to move between habitats and survive in water and on land. You can be that versatile too. You’re being asked to find dexterity, You have the ability to change. It’s not easy to groove new mental patterns, but adapting this way is necessary for survival. As you adjust the way you think, you will find new possibility.

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

Virgo or Virgo Rising
A bear by the river.
A slow moving bear lumbers along the shoreline. It is grounded and powerful. And yet, at any moment it can spring into action and speedily catch a fish. It’s important that you slow down. As you learn how to simplify and get grounded, you’ll understand how to use your energy most effectively. You are learning how to prioritize so that you become much more efficient.

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Libra or Libra Rising
Rows of storybooks.
Again and again you battle. You’ll win the battle when you realize that it’s not about anyone  else. It’s about the stories that you are telling yourself. Every time you pick a relationship, you pick a story. And then you act it out. Take full responsibility in every way. You are always choosing the story and you can change it by changing yourself.

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Scorpio or Scorpio Rising
A blade of grass.
The simple things in life can teach you significant truths. You have to pay close attention to be a student of nature. Nature is the quiet that you seek. Nature holds a megaphone to the thing you most need to hear. Step as close as you can and observe. Wait for a sign. You might find that everything you need to learn is summarized in a pebble or a blade of grass.

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Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising
Blank notepaper.
There are times when you need to read and learn. And there are times when you need to write and dream. It’s time for output. Create your philosophies, your current mission statement, your visions for your future. Push yourself there. Use the tool of enthusiasm to get out of ordinary reality and into the next phase. Get all of your ideas down on paper.

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Capricorn or Capricorn Rising
The mountain.
What’s your plan? How will you ascend the rock face? There is no time to lose. Use your energy and the momentum you’ve already created to go for it. Climb. The goal is to find a new level. It’s nice to look down and see how far you’ve come. Reflect on your progress so that you feel encouraged. And at the same time, make the most of the current energy and achieve. You’ve got this.

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Aquarius or Aquarius Rising
A cough.
When you cough you are trying to get something out of your system. It’s a violent movement. An expulsion. You have been taking action to get rid of something that you no longer need. But don’t stop there. It’s important to also define what it is that you do want. Move yourself past the reflexive action (the cough) and into aligned action that helps you feel vibrant, healthy and alive.

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Pisces or Pisces Rising
A nursery rhyme.
This is about simplicity and self love. You can be a tender parent to your inner child. You need to slow it down and take lots of time to soothe yourself. Don’t skip any steps. Don’t tell yourself to get over it. Instead, ask yourself what kind of gentleness you need. Ask your inner child how you can best support them right now. It’s time for healing.

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NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: APRIL 8—14

It’s a week for forward motion following the fiery April 5 2019 Aries New Moon. Sandy Sitron has a symbol and a special message for your sign …

Photo: Rodion Kutsaev

Aries or Aries Rising
Train engine.
You have the power to succeed. You are the train engine. All you have to do is decide where you want to go, what resources you will bring, and who you will serve. Hold these questions in mind as you begin to take action. Let the answers come spontaneously as you work. Imagine yourself as the train engine, creating great change and impact in the world. A force.

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Taurus or Taurus Rising
Lazy river
Drift along. As you float you are simultaneously going somewhere and doing nothing. This is the right balance for now. See what wisdom you can collect as you drift. Imagine yourself floating downstream, lazily dragging your fingers through warm water. Meditate, doodle, daydream. The insights you have while you are resting will take you far.

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Gemini or Gemini Rising
A telescope.
You get to control where you are looking with your metaphorical mighty telescope. You are in charge of your mental perspective. There may have been recent hurts or let downs. These are important and not important at the same time. What you can control is how you are processing the past. Feel your feelings but also notice if there is a different way to focus your thoughts.

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Cancer or Cancer Rising
The blueprint.
It’s time to bring planning and logic into more areas of your life. Be as objective as possible when thinking about your issues. Especially with relationship issues, would it help to come up with a plan for a new approach? In work, love and relationships, learn from the past and take logical next steps. If you need outside support in this process, make sure to ask for it.

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Leo or Leo Rising
Spring cleaning
Now is your chance to tackle a big project. The first step is to make sure that what you are working on is aligned with your current values. If it’s a fit, you’ll have no trouble getting motivated. Once you see the big picture, zoom in and focus on the details. Motivate yourself to follow through on each one. This is how you will revamp your reality.

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Virgo or Virgo Rising
Funhouse mirrors.
In a funhouse, each mirror shows a distorted reflection. Maybe the way you’ve been reflecting on yourself is wrong. Maybe the truth of who you are needs to be accessed through a new approach. It’s with pure spontaneity, fun, love and a deep level of trust that you will find your true self reflected in the funhouse mirrors of life. Start with playfulness and fun and go from there.

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Libra or Libra Rising
A bucket of water.
Talking and socializing can always inspire you. But currently, you can find the answers to all your questions deep within. Water is symbolic of emotions. A bucket contains water. Sit with your emotions. Tenderly connect with your inner child. Be still. After you’ve processed alone, it will be much easier to say what you need to say in your important relationships.

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Scorpio or Scorpio Rising
Fishing.
Waiting patiently to catch the fish. It might seem like you need to run around everywhere to find what you’re looking for. Instead, sit and wait. Throw out one long linear line and see what one thing comes back to you. This is a process of simplification and meditation. Go inward and reflect while you wait. You will be rewarded with a wonderful catch.

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Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising
Brilliant paint colors.
Splash a new layer of vibrant color over the structures of your life. You could metaphorically use a fresh coat of paint. There is nothing inherently wrong. It’s just appropriate now to change some superficial things about how you use your time and resources. As you change some small details it will become easy to see the real value that you have created.

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Capricorn or Capricorn Rising
Bear hug.
It’s time to change something about your home, family dynamics or emotional processing. So that you can feel truly embraced by your world. Do you need to give yourself a bear hug? Do you need to be nurtured in some way? Do you need to feel more at home in your body or in your space? The thing that changes should help you feel held.

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Aquarius or Aquarius Rising
Windmill.
Your energy can come from new sources. You don’t need to push as hard as you have been. Take a break and think about how you can harness more of what is already available to you. Are you pushing when you should be accepting? Or striving when you could be receiving? There is power in the vibration you’re emitting. Harness that energy.

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Pisces or Pisces Rising
Gold coins.
First of all, you carry all of your gold within you. It can never be taken away. But because that’s hard to remember, this horoscope needs to say something about ego and shame. There is really nothing to lose. When you let go of your ego concerns, the ones that make you afraid of how you’ve failed or are perceived — then you become very rich. You know your self-worth.

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MOODY MONTH IS THE MOST FEMINIST PERIOD APP AND HERE’S WHY

Why we’re partnering with Moody Month—the period app by women for women that believes the future is emotionally intelligent …

Period apps are big business—but did you know that many of them are mining your data for profit? Hormonal fluctuations mean there are times during the month when you’re more likely to spend money … priceless information for advertisers. But Moody Month is different. Created by women for women, the mission at Moody Month HQ is to help users cultivate emotional intelligence, and to start using our feeling states to empower ourselves instead.

For this reason, we are super-stoked to announce that from next month we’ll be creating exclusive in-app content for Moody Month all about the lunar cycles, and how the motions of the cosmos impact our moods throughout the month. It’s a match, literally, made in the heavens! Check out our Q&A with co-founder Amy Thomson on how she uses her moods to her advantage, in business and in life, and why she thinks emotional intelligence is the future …

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Moody Month co-founders Lola Ross, Amy Thomson, and Karla Vitrone

The Numinous: When did you realize that our moods are our hidden superpowers?
Amy Thomson: As with many women, it was only when something went wrong. This is often connected to adverse effects from the contraceptive pill or illness, but my personal experience was that my periods stopped totally due to stress. The fact that something I had taken for granted was suddenly gone, was a massive sign that I hadn’t been listening to my body. The shock of this meant I experienced a new found love and respect for my moods and cycle.

TN: Which of our moods do you think is most misunderstood?
AT: Fear—which is an important barometer of people and environments to avoid. And fear can also be a huge asset in our decision-making about life, love and work. If nothing you’re doing makes you feel a little afraid, you’re not taking any risks in life, and therefore not pushing yourself to grow. Often, we are most fearful of the decisions that will be the most transformative.

TN: As a female founder, how has harnessing your hormones helped you?
AT: Knowing my highs and lows makes me a much better leader and decision maker. It allows me to know when I’m going to be able to make hard choices, or even when to raise money. Self doubt is a huge challenge for any person leading a business, and imposter syndrome is even more prominent in female founders and leaders. Knowing when in the month my body is going to be most vulnerable, and my moods most reflective, allows me to prepare for this flaring up, so I plan my month to manage the momentum of the business. Knowing my hormones makes me feel less guilty for moods and emotions that are all equally valid parts of who I am.

Outtake from the U.S. launch last month

TN: Other period apps harvest women’s data for profit. What’s that all about?!
AT: Women’s health, and reproductive health in particular, has been either stigmatized or monetized for centuries, and other period apps using data to target users with advertising at certain times of the month (when hormonal fluctuations make them more likely to spend money, for example), is simply more of the same. We started Moody, which is created by women for women, to change the system and write new rules for women’s health. Our technology is emotionally intelligent in its output and its ethics.

TN: We’re all about “manifesting the matriarchy”—how will more feminine models of leadership do you think will most impact the world going forward?
AT: Patriarchy is obsessed with ego and logic, and since AI and robots do logic better than humans now, the time has come for us to tap back into our human superpowers—our emotions. I see this happening in real time, and women’s—and men’s—emotional language and biological cycles are poised to give us prominent leverage in this pivoting world. The era of EQ over IQ is NOW, and it’s time for women to claim back our moods and emotions as the currency of the future!

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Check out Moody Month on Instagram and download the app to start boosting your emotional superpowers today.

THE 2019 ARIES NEW MOON WANTS YOU TO WAKE UP

The 2019 Aries New Moon is turning the ignition on our most inspired intentions. Use it to spark up a whole new phase, says Sandy Sitron

Photo: Anderson Rian

New Moon // April 05 2019 // 4:52 am EDT // 15 degrees Aries

You can’t see this New Moon, but it will be your vehicle. It is as if you are turning the key in the ignition for the first time.

Now you get to hear the engine turn over.

You get a spark.

What do you want to spark in your life?

What are you ready to turn over?

What part of you is coming to life?

On Friday April 5th at 4:52 am EDT, we have a New Moon in Aries. At any New Moon, the Moon has retreated into the shadows. It doesn’t reflect light outwardly. This is a quiet time to retreat within and reflect on your internal process.

The Sun and Moon are lined up in the first sign of the zodiac. Aries is the sign of action and being. Aries energy is not aligned with thinking, reflecting, and analyzing. Aries wants to drive, to spark, to act, to express. Creativity and spontaneity are what feel good and work best during Aries season. 

So, at this is a quiet and inwardly reflective New Moon, how can you take all this promise of inspired action, and plant it like a seed within yourself?

This is the time to set intentions for how you want to be, act, and do. It is truly a fresh start. Begin this process in your imagination. Write down your new goals, commitments, and dreams and then give them to the Moon. How do you want to live? 

With the 2019 Aries New Moon making a square to Saturn, notice how you might tend to limit these dreams. Limiting your goals to what is “practical” is not going to help you ignite! A fire doesn’t analyze and plan as it burns. It simply consumes the material it has access to and dances as wildly as it can.

The energy of this New Moon feels a little irresponsible. But the square to Saturn says tells us that restraint is necessary. Integrate this contradiction is a way that works for you.

One way could be to set intentions that are based in the concepts of Love and Action. Let these tenets guide you, and you will be doing the best you can for yourself and others.

Because this is a fiery and action-oriented New Moon, it’s important to remember that the seeds of our intentions cannot only be planted in the mind. The mind is too dry to germinate to new life. Your intentions must take root in your heart. You have to feel your intentions, and hold them, and imagine yourself living them.

Warm them up and incubate them in the fires of this 2019 Aries New Moon.

Set intentions for how you want to live. 

Over the past weeks, you’ve had so much time to drift and dream. At times, with the Sun, Mercury, and Neptune in Pisces, you may even have felt as if you were trapped in a murky, muddy puddle, unable to truly move forward.

It could still feel like you are suspended in an extended sleep, but look more closely. Something is stirring. Like a baby waking up, this awakening may happen slowly. A shift of body weight. A stretch and a sneeze. Finally, once consciousness has fully arrived, a scream!

There you are, stretching, slowly awakening to this new beginning. Allow your own wild yell be a way to you remind yourself you are alive.

And now that you are awake, out all the energy you’ve cultivated during your slumber into getting this new phase going. Power up your being with intentions rooted in Love and Action. Turn the key in the ignition, then put your foot on the gas.

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New Moon square Saturn

Dry crunchy cereal. The kind that cuts the roof of your mouth, just enough to be uncomfortable. But you keep eating anyway. You need to do something healthy for yourself. You need to figure out what is really going to work for your body, for your community and for your world.

You may be a little uncomfortable in the process. But that doesn’t mean you should avoid the task at hand. Find sweetness where you can, and keep chewing. Keep doing the work you need to do. Eventually you’ll see the positive changes take shape. And it will all be worth it.

WORK WITH SATURN TO TAME YOUR INNER CRITIC

How to turn your Inner Critic into your inner motivational coach? Learn to work with your Saturn placement, says Sandy Sitron

Photo: David Menidrey

Each of us has an Inner Critic. A little voice in our head who tells us what we need to do different or better. Some of us have a REALLY LOUD Inner Critic. Some of us learn to turn the volume down over time, using tools like yoga, meditation, and self-compassion practice.

And we can also use astrology, where the the Inner Critic archetype is ruled by the planet Saturn.

This means that the placement of Saturn in our birth charts, shows the nature of our Inner Critic, the tone of its voice, and the area of life where we’re most likely to feel most harassed by it. Depending on how we’re feeling, this same Saturn energy can also shows up the Teacher, the Life Coach, or the Mentor. Can you see how, actually, the Inner Critic shares an energetic “tone” with these more “positive” archetypes?

The Inner Critic is one of the more difficult Saturn archetypes to welcome in (an in astrology, the invitation is to accept and forgive ALL parts of our Self!). But considering how shitty a negative inner dialogue can make us feel, let alone prevent us from taking risks on following our dreams, and asking for what we’re worth, it’s also one of the most important Saturn archetypes to learn to work with effectively. (Check out my FREE webinar on April 5 2019 for a live lesson on this!)

But first, consider: Do you know what I mean when I talk about this Inner Critic voice? Can you imagine what yours sounds like? 

As I’ve been writing this post, my Inner Critic has been talking to me. Before I left the house today, my Inner Critic was chattering about my hair and quantifying the amount of dust piling up on the lampshades in my home.

Even if you’re reading this first thing in the morning, chances are your Inner Critic has already been pointing a few of your “shortcomings” out to you, too. You forgot to send that email. You sent it, but wish you’d worded it better. You don’t call your mom often enough. You ate all the fries last night. UGH!

Is our Inner Critic helping us? Believe it or not, this is their original intent. You see, our Inner Critic only wants to make sure that we belong. That we’re socially acceptable. That we don’t say anything confusing, incorrect, stupid, or hurtful. It wants us not to miss out on any of the love! But I’m not psyched about this particular brand of help, because it can easily contribute to anxiety and depression.

So, where did this Inner Critic come from?

Like most subconscious programming, this archetype develops during early childhood. When we are kids our parents/teachers/family/community members/religious leaders try to train us so that we fit in, look good, are kind, have discipline, and will experience success in life. In doing this, even the most gentle caretakers may (often unconsciously) encourage us to edit who we are in one way or another. It’s pretty much unavoidable.

For a kid, this training can be internalized (again, unconsciously) as “I am not acceptable as I am.” We internalize this voice so that we can fit in, be loved, and succeed. We begin to police ourselves.

So what does this have to do with Saturn?!

When I’m looking at a client’s chart to help them with the topic of self-criticism, I always look to the Saturn sign and placement for clues. Saturn is archetype that wants us to succeed in the real world. As mentioned, in the highest evolution of this energy, Saturn can be the Coach, Teacher or Mentor. The more challenging form of this energy is the Inner Critic. It is normal and healthy to experience all these expressions of Saturnian energy.

And, by simply learning to raise your awareness of when the tone has flipped, you can turn the volume down on your Inner Critic, and raise the volume up on your Inner Teacher. One way to do this is to simply talk to Saturn. Here’s how:

  • Close your eyes and Imagine that you’re sitting in a room with your Saturn or your Inner Critic (use whichever term you prefer).
  • Start to ask some questions. Ask Saturn what they are trying to help you with right now.
  • Listen for the answer.
  • Thank them for her help.
  • Ask if there’s another way they can try to communicate this information.
  • Now explain to them how you would like your relationship to change.
  • Thank them and say goodbye for now.

You can book a meeting (Saturn loves structure!) with your Saturn/Inner Critic whenever you want to tone down anxious thinking or get out of a funk. The more you have these conversations with your Saturn/Inner Critic, the more you can turn the volume down on self-flagellation and UP on self-motivation!

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Want to learn how to work with your personal Saturn placement? Join Sandy for a FREE astro-coaching webinar all about Saturn on April 5 2019 (register HERE)