NUMINOUS TAROTSCOPES: JUNE 2019

Your Numinous Tarotscopes for June 2019 are here! Get the audio + written monthly reading for your sign from Bess Matassa below …

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COLLECTIVE THEME FOR JUNE 2019: 6 of Wands

Close your eyes and feel the summertime heat building inside your body. Ruled by Jupiter in Leo, the 6 of Wands fuels our desires for fame, fortune, and flair. Coming at us fierce and fiery, the Numinous Tarotscopes theme for June is a collective call to the sustainable success of our personal brands.

This energy urges us to go heart first, no matter the external accolades. Asking us to break open the binary of achievement and failure, June is an invitation to craft our own cosmic corporate ladder. Sometimes we’re ahead, sometimes we’re behind, and it’s all part of trusting in whatever bold moves want to come through us in the moment.

What would feel like a gold star for your soul? What does a life well-lived really look like to you? The 6 of Wands hands us the Oscar envelope and allows us to celebrate whatever is revealed.

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

GEMINI OR GEMINI RISING: 3 of Cups
Real love is whatever feels real to you.

Happy birthday month, Gemstone! June’s invitation is a rainbow colored reminder to challenge stale storylines and hard-edged concepts—especially in the realm of romance and connection. The “3” is a hungry number, inviting us to swap either/or mentality and go for the whole damn buffet. More than any other sign, you have the capacity to understand all facets of this diamond life. In June, use this kaleidoscopic view to see where you may have been limiting yourself in love. Whether it’s platonic partnerships that are offering up soul-deep growth, or a heartbreak containing bitter medicine, it is all absolutely here to remind you of your capacity to reach out from the inside. And with your ruler, Mercury, traveling through Cancer’s emo waters all month, this is prime time to take these experiences out of your head and bring them back into your body and heart. This notion is rooted in that old adage about everybody being a form of God in disguise. Let yourself be guided by the idea that everyone’s heart is here to connect with you.

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CANCER OR CANCER RISING: The Sun
Lean into the sweet sensation of separateness.

Think of this month like a clear beach morning in a solo bungalow, fueled by strong black coffee as you look out across your life with a sense of exactly who you are and what you need to do. With the North Node still highly activated in your sign, and powerhouse Mars traveling through it as well, June offers lessons in the concept of individuation, and is a time to focus on your own self-expression. This doesn’t mean you need to rupture relationships or hermit yourself into social oblivion. Instead, start by simply feeling into your “I.” Notice the times when you tend not begin a sentence this way, and investigate the roots of this discomfort. The Sun urges us to become more of the selves that only we can become, which means taking a few risks. What if it was okay that you’re not “for” everyone? In fact, what if this could be a wild liberation? Free yourself from any shame around being different in favor of cultivating even more of your own flavor.

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LEO OR LEO RISING: Page of Wands Rx
I am ready to return to the original heat source.

Since the start of this astrological year you’ve been exploring the origins of your creative process, and, combining the elements of earth and fire, the Page of Wands wants you to use this month to closely examine how you initiate action and stoke your creative fires. Start by cultivating the capacity to sit with your urges and impulses rather than immediately leaping to lock them down by producing a shiny object. This may feel excruciating at first, but trust that there is deep magic in understanding how to befriend your emotions before they “do you.” Maybe it’s deliberately delaying a project. Or waiting a day longer to respond to a message. These simple acts can be a reminder to take pride of place at the center of your own life. With your ruler, the Sun, traveling through Gemini, you’re being reminded of the spaciousness that can be found by embracing the ephemeral. Watch sensations rise and fall, trusting what is for you never needs to be hunted down.

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VIRGO OR VIRGO RISING: Page of Swords Rx
The slightest shifts can create megawatt expansions.

Ruled by Mercury, Virgo is the sign of responsiveness and adaptation. But when you lose a sense of connection to this natural ebb and flow, you can get stuck in endless nervous analysis. June’s magic medicine returns you to your inherent capacity to embrace constant change, without racing around to immediately make it all better. The Page of Swords always arrives after a long journey through the mental realm, slaying old storylines and staring into the face of the hooks and obsessions that can leave us feeling stuck. From there, it enacts the boldest act of all: it tells the brain to bugger off! With fellow Mercury-ruled shapeshifter Gemini ruling the skies right now, allow the hard packed elements of your life to soften by making very subtle adjustments that feel instinctively right. Your mutable earth sign is connected to the element of sand and you can use substance as your guide for June. Absorb the waters of emotion when they arise. Form yourself into little castles out of the wetness. And then let it all wash away, trusting that you can rise to meet any moment.

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LIBRA OR LIBRA RISING: 5 of Swords
Being human means taking the highs with the lows.

The “5” cards are all about frictional development, Libra. But before you let that bring you crashing down from your idealized castle in the sky, take a moment to consider what “owning” your own mind might mean. What is the origin of your thought patterns? How much springs from an inner knowing, and how much is reaction? June offers up the opportunity to slip recenter yourself on your own throne. Start by considering what’s “pulling you” right now. There’s nothing wrong with being tugged along, begin by simply noticing what happens once you surrender to someone else’s emotional spin or demands. This month, you are learning to sift through the external buzz and let your own voice rise to the surface. Rather than riding the highs and the lows of other people’s trips right now, focus on your own capacity to steer your vessel, knowing that the journey towards calmer waters might require a little storm-ready self-sufficiency.

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SCORPIO OR SCORPIO RISING: Knight of Wands
Moving with my desire brings me what I crave.

The Knight of Wands calls you to move through the world as if it were your natural element. Start by exploring the concept of “strut”—what would be the most carefree way of shimmying through your life right now? Maybe you’re holding your shoulders closed in an important conversation about a potential raise. Or keeping your legs crossed on a date when you really would rather open wide to the possibilities. The Gemini Sun forms an “inconjunct” aspect to your sign this month, which presents a profound invitation for integration and understanding. The lesson here is that when you actually prioritize the line of least resistance, you’ll always land on the flower with the sweetest nectar. You are alchemizing sweetness with strength right now. Let it all feel lighter, looser, and fueled by libido, Scorpio.

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SAGITTARIUS OR SAGITTARIUS RISING: Ace of Cups Rx
Cracking open to the honey is my creative mission.

With Jupiter powering its way through your sign this year, the opportunities for expansion in all directions have been profound—and sometimes this can feel like an overstuffed buffet, where the bottomless urge to load up another plate takes over, whether you’re full or not! And now June asks you to consider how and to what you’re saying “yes” to. The Ace of Cups asks you, quite simply, what you will do with your own beating heart? Will you tone down its drumbeat for fear that your passions are too big? Will you use it to make something that could only be built from your own blood? With the Sun in Gemini this month asking you to consider how you’re received in the world, and a fat Full Moon in your sign on June 17, remember you can create by channeling what’s already in front of you, rather than more and more onto your plate.

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CAPRICORN OR CAPRICORN RISING: Queen of Wands
I am ready for all kinds of weather.

Take a moment to honor the big and beautiful energies that have graced your life since the start of the astro New Year in March, Capricorn: The Sun, the Queen of Pentacles, Death, and now the Queen of Wands. This cosmic combo has put you through a process of shaping and buffing, inviting you to bow at the altar of your very essence. Now, the Queen of Wands wants you to ask yourself: what witchery am I capable of? This isn’t about imposing your will on the landscape, but about better understanding exactly what kind of spells you’re here to cast. Maybe you’re a person who can walk into a room and change the climate with a smile. Or maybe your medicine is to urge others to wake up to reality. With Pluto, Saturn, and the South Node of the Moon colliding in your sign, it’s prime time to unleash your magic with clarity and compassion, understanding just how much force is in your corner and exactly how to wield it.

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AQUARIUS OR AQUARIUS RISING: 7 of Wands
My signature scent is a perfume the world needs.

You’ve been traveling close to the ground since the start of this astrological year in March, Aquarius, brushing up against some of the more challenging cobblestones of the Minor Arcana— process that’s been about making things yours through experiential learning. The 7 of Wands comes through this month to beckon you back into your own specialness, with a little “me first” medicine. Feel into where you might be following right now, rather than forging your own path. You usually consider yourself the zodiac’s radical pattern breaker, but what systems are you still operating within? The Sun in fellow air sign Gemini, is asking you to consider the origins of your storylines, and your right to choose your own adventure.

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PISCES OR PISCES RISING: 9 of Cups
Each wish works magic I can’t even imagine.

You’ve arguably got the corner on cloud life, Pisces, but June wants you to swap out a habit of swinging between checking out and crashing back down to earth. What does the process of staying on track with an ideal outcome feel like? Maybe it brings up fears that you have to make it happen. Or that it will never happen. The 9 of any suit invites a Hermit-like dedication to privacy, urging us to process on our own time. Check in with any secret wishes that might currently be for your heart only, noticing when you feel pressured to unveil your 5-year plan. Can you let whatever is being seeded have its own lifestyle and trajectory instead? With your ruler, Neptune, stationing retrograde near the end of the month, you’re moving towards a new way of working with the concept of hope. Learn to truly cherish what you can’t yet fully see.

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ARIES OR ARIES RISING: Two of Cups Rx
Nothing inside of me needs to be removed.

Think of June as a time to take emotional inventory, Aries. The Two of Cups is a card of deep communion with pieces of ourselves we may want to purge, and wants you to investigate what parts of your emotional life you’ve been hiding away. When we attempt to compartmentalize these pieces, their voices actually get stronger, demanding to be seen and integrated. What facets of yourself do you feel are in need of “fixing” or hiding?  Think of this month as an opportunity to take a long, hazy summer weekend with the pieces of your story you’d rather purge, and learn instead to welcome these parts. What you’ll discover is that inviting these members of your “feelings family” home will hep you to feel more whole.

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TAURUS OR TAURUS RISING: Page of Cups
Releasing my guard relaxes my soul.

This June, the Page of Cups is singing you the Titanic theme song, Taurus, reminding you that your heart truly does go on and on until you reach the end of this incarnation, and perhaps even beyond! Attempting to shut down or shut off simply won’t work—your urge for human connection will find its way into the cracks no matter what. Being relaxed in your body and soul necessitates a certain degree of trust that life is on your side. Not that nothing will hurt you. Not that you won’t be challenged, stripped down, and stood up. But this energy, and this month, is all about being reminded that when you allow yourself to soften and open you can move with, rather than against, all of the seasons of your life with grace and potency.

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NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: MAY 27—JUNE 2

Get this week’s astro symbol + reading for your sign from resident astrologer, Sandy Sitron

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Gemini or Gemini Rising
Kindling for the fire.
Yes, you can say it all, do it all and be it all. You’re moving quickly. That’s appropriate and you can continue to shine. Hurl more wood on the fire and dance like a luminous flame. My only caution is that you check in with yourself during this activated time. Nourish your soul through conscious self-inquiry. That will help you burn bright.

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Cancer or Cancer Rising
Dipping doughnuts in coffee.
You may feel soggy or foggy and that’s okay. Release your attachment to any outcome and focus on the present moment. Where is the sweetness? If you can highlight some sweet sensation or thought, you’ll have everything you need. Dunk yourself into this liquid moment, and don’t worry about the future.

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Leo or Leo Rising
Mirrors in the funhouse.
There’s always enough to go around. Scarcity is a distorted funhouse mirror. It’s time to examine your perception of reality and upgrade to a new way of thinking. Break the concave mirror with one swift kick, then race to the room with the infinity mirrors. Learn to see your worth magnified infinite times.

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Virgo or Virgo Rising
Cryptic equations on the chalkboard.
The answer is right in front of you. There are clues around you that can help you understand how to position yourself in your career. You just need to find the right formula. Connect with a mentor who can help. Trust that your issues are solvable. The more that you study the puzzle, the more likely it is that you will unlock the answers.

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Libra or Libra Rising
Research data.
This is all an experiment so collect the data objectively. The more you try to succeed the more times you will fail. So do both. Succeed and fail. Love your ability to fail with every cell of your being. It’s part of the expansion process. Try. Study the results. Try again. You are participating and progressing.

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Scorpio or Scorpio Rising
Walking under a waterfall.
A waterfall is powerful. The force of the flow could be crushing. Put yourself through the full force of your emotions. When you finally make it through to the other side, you’ll find that something has been healed and cleansed. This emotional expression will buff your hard edges and smooth things out.

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Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising
A squirrel eating nuts.
Simplify. Especially when it comes to your relationships. Squirrels seem single-minded as they search for nuts all day long. In your conversations you need to show up knowing what you want and then follow through. Other people will try to make things complicated. You need to keep it simple.

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Capricorn or Capricorn Rising
Every “i” dotted and every “t” crossed.
Let yourself off the hook. You don’t have to get everything right. The urge to improve every facet of your life is overwhelming. Instead of getting caught up in perfectionism, take a step back. If you try to fit everything into a box you’ll become overwhelmed. Be judicious and work on one thing at a time.

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Aquarius or Aquarius Rising
An airplane pulls a sign.
Show up for yourself in a big way. What is the grand gesture you need to make for yourself? Could you write a love note to yourself in the sky, for all to see? Your inner child needs to know you care. Make this self-love moment playful and over the top. Set a new standard that reminds you how truly valued you are.

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Pisces or Pisces Rising
Throw a rock into a lake.
Find a way to symbolically release your conscious and subconscious burdens. Some of them you’ve picked up recently. Others you’ve been carrying since childhood. These burdens haven’t made you more responsible, they’ve merely taken up energy. Use ritual to release them. Create a ceremony and actively shed those old burdens.

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Aries or Aries Rising
A boomerang.
Every time you spin out, return to where you started. This refers to your thought patterns. The mind is active. Find a way to make use of this mentally activated time without getting overwhelmed by it. Meditate to make more mental space. When you get lost in your thoughts, return to what you know is true.

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Taurus or Taurus Rising
Give the dog a bone.
This could be a time for rewards. This could be a sensual time filled with enjoyment. Give yourself a treat that you can truly relish. If you want this feeling, you’ll have to invest in it and make it happen. If you don’t make the effort to enjoy, you’ll miss the treat. Slow down and enjoy your senses of sight, smell, taste and touch.

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NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: MAY 20—26 2019

Your Numinous Weekly Horoscopes for the first week of Gemini season are here! Sandy Sitron has the symbol + reading for your sign …

Photo: Ferenc Horvath

Gemini or Gemini Rising
Blackberry bushes.
Patience is needed. The fruit is there, just within arms reach. And you must navigate the thorns to retrieve it. If you go too fast you’ll come out empty handed and broken. So be deliberate and go luxuriously slowly. The abundance you are looking for is all around you, just be strategic and keep your eye on the prize.

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Cancer or Cancer Rising
Coral reef.
You can’t chart a straight line through a coral reef. You need to swim through nooks and crannies. The path is organic and indirect. You might find a small cave you would like rest in for awhile. If you have a situation that needs resolution, focus on something else instead. The answer will come to you in an indirect way.

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Leo or Leo Rising
Astronaut jumps.
Your passion for reaching higher heights is ready to be unleashed. Gravity pulls us down and keeps us grounded. That’s fine. But what if your goals had no gravitational field? What if they were limited by nothing but the atmosphere of your imagination. Tune into your passion and follow it to the moon.

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Virgo or Virgo Rising
Crumbling soil between your fingers.
What are the resources you are working with? How fertile is your soil? You are about to start building. You are creating new patterns and intentions for your career. So look at the soil. Appraise your skills while you make your plan. The steps you take now are instrumental in growing your garden.

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Libra or Libra Rising
Playing a wind instrument.
If you funnel your breath through a flute, you can create graceful music. The right instrument will help you transcend the mundane and reach new heights of beauty. What will allow you to do more with less? Can you make simple changes that exponentially increase your contribution? It’s time to take what you’re doing to the next level.

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Scorpio or Scorpio Rising
Buoys in a lake.
Take time out to recognize those solid relationships that simultaneously anchor and uplift you. Is there ever a limit to the gratitude that can be shown for relationships like these? Give freely in your compliments and recognitions of these people. The process will help you feel closer to yourself.

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Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising
Rocks at the base of a waterfall.
These stones are worn smooth by the force of the falling water. Your relationships are the result of all of the little moments. The words that you have exchanged. The emotions you have shared. It all counts. Assess the grooves that have appeared in your partnerships (family, romantic, friendships or otherwise). What needs to change?

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Capricorn or Capricorn Rising
Tunnel through a mountain.
In order to build a tunnel through a mountain, you must make sure that the structure you are building has integrity. Without integrity the entire mountain will collapse. This metaphor relates to your daily life. If you don’t have healthy habits and self-care built into your day, you won’t be able to achieve your goals. Take care of yourself.

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Aquarius or Aquarius Rising
Butterflies.
Our brains are trained to see the limitations of our reality. As children we need to learn certain limits so that we can survive. “The stove is hot.” “Look both ways before you cross the street.” But now you need to decide which limitations are ready to be discarded. A caterpillar is limited by gravity, until it becomes a butterfly. The same is true for you.

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Pisces or Pisces Rising
The pied piper.
It’s easy to follow along blindly. But now is the moment to be deeply honest with yourself. There are feelings that need to be acknowledged. There are practical things you can do to help this along. Spend time alone. Contemplate nature. Journal. Meditate. Talk about your feelings. Eliminate distractions. You’re ready for clarity.

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Aries or Aries Rising
Cotten candy at the county fair.
How do you cultivate hope? What are the special ingredients? There must be a little bit of fluffy optimism. But at the core of optimism is a belief. A belief is what holds this sweet and airy confection together. Spin a cloud of hopefulness around yourself. You can create it with a little sugar and a helpful positive belief.

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Taurus or Taurus Rising
A trail in the jungle.
You can make your home anywhere. Home comes from a sense of belonging and belonging starts in your own heart. Walk through the jungle in your imagination and sense the abundance of life. This feeling is real abundance that can support you anywhere you go. You belong and you have enough. Use your imagination to feel it.

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THE 2019 SCORPIO FULL MOON WANTS YOU TO GET VULNERABLE

The 2019 Scorpio Full Moon sets the stage for some deeply revealing conversations, that will ultimately help you know your worth, says Sandy Sitron

Photo: Darius Bashar

2019 Scorpio Full Moon // May 18 2019 // 5:11 pm EDT // 27 degrees Scorpio

A full moon is a high energy time. For some, this high energy time can result in low energy. Think of a toddler who is totally spent after a day at the zoo.

For others a high energy time can feel fulfilling. Like riding a stallion toward your wildest dreams while rainbows shoot out of your finger tips. YESS!! Put a pin in the idea that there is a lot of energy running right now, and if you are sensitive to it, you may feel equal parts drained and energized.

When I meditated on the energy of this Full Moon, the image that came through was of walking the plank of an old pirate ship. But when I got out to the end of the plank, the sea disappeared and was replaced by a beautiful garden. I was granted a safe and soft landing in a bed of flowers.

The symbol speaks of the transformational death process of Scorpio, and the steady abundance of Taurus.

During Taurus season we build the garden of our own self-worth. At the Scorpio Full Moon we test that self-worth by making ourselves super vulnerable. We must take the leap into the ocean of emotion and intimacy to discover what we’re truly made of. If we’re lucky, we find a soft landing in safe harbor. But we’ll never know what we have built if we don’t take the risk and let go of solid ground.

What does this mean for you in your life right now?

Discover the meaning of this Full Moon by noticing where you feel most vulnerable. Where do you feel like you are walking the plank? Is it money? Relationships? Your sacred vocation? Somehow, some way, the answer to the problem is going to have to do with self-worth.

In order to grow, you may have to risk confronting some deeper emotion, or have a challenging and intimate conversation.You may have to push past resistance. Clues you are experiencing resistance are worry, fogginess, sleepiness and annoyance. If you notice resistance right now, journal or talk about it. Air it out.

Taurus and Scorpio are slower moving signs. Even though this is a high energy Full Moon, can you slow down? Maybe if you walk the plank slowly (spend a good amount of time with a self-awareness process), you increase the odds that the fertile garden will appear to catch you when you leap.

It is clear that this “walking the plank” metaphor is about transformation. You are letting go of some old stuff. And you are moving toward something new. It might feel somewhat heart-wrenching. Let yourself feel that. And look for the moments of grace that are there to catch you.

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Full Moon opposite Mercury
Golden haloes and fields of golden wheat.
Look for illumination in everything — in the mundane and the spiritual. The mental landscape is currently confusing — we are collectively dealing with overthinking and fogginess mixed in with a couple of bright ideas. The only answer to such a conundrum is to slow it down and practice mental non-attachment. Try to find the beauty in a blaring car horn. Notice the grace and divinity in a piece of gravel. This will help you feel grounded and give your mind a much needed anchor.

Full Moon sextile Pluto and Saturn
A red carpet.
Walking the red carpet is very different from walking the plank. It’s an honor. A chance to collect an award. To be recognized in some way. This Full Moon has you walking the imaginary plank toward deep transformation. The red carpet aspect helps you remember what you’ve achieved and revel in it for a minute. Transformation and letting go is good and necessary. Honoring what you have built is good and necessary too.

THE SPIRITUAL SIDE OF ABORTION

What is the spiritual side of abortion? Why the 2019 Alabama abortion law brings up important questions about what it really means to be “pro-life” in the now age …

“We must give every person the best chance for a quality life and a promising future.”

This is the #WTF closing line from Gov. Kay Ivey, the WOMAN who signed this week’s controversial Alabama abortion law, in her statement about the act. For me, it sums up everything that is so utterly illogical about this move—because on no level whatsoever, does the Alabama Human Life Protection Act actually promise mothers and the families who may be affected by it a “quality” life or a “promising” future.

On an entirely practical level, Alabama is the 6th poorest state in the US, with 17.2% of Alabamians living below the poverty line (the national average is 14%). Given that the people most likely to be affected by this law are also the poorest, many souls entering the world as a result of this bill, will be pre-destined for a life of poverty-induced suffering.

On a broader scale, over-population is one of the main drivers of climate change (see yesterday’s IG post on over-production / over-consumption). The future is already looking pretty grim for future generations, as we begin to experience what is only the tip of the (rapidly melting) iceberg when it comes to the devastating extreme weather events that are set to become our new normal.

And on a more numinous tip, the more unprepared, unsupported, and unwilling mothers, the more children with more generational trauma keeping them locked in cycles of suffering—and the LESS fully autonomous women, bringing our Universal, life-force, mother energy to other areas of life (something I discuss at length in Material Girl, Mystical World).

Fuck! It makes you wonder WHY Republican law-makers are so anti-abortion—the answer to which appears to be the religious roots of the pro-life lobby. Ban contraception, abortion (oh, and homosexuality while you’re at it), and more Catholic or Christian babies means more power (literally, more people taking up more land + resources) to the Church. Which brings us full circle, to a completely outdated and reactive response to an underlying xenophobic fear of our inevitable cross-cultural evolution.

I had my abortion at age 24, and I am so fucking thankful that a) being British meant I got easy access to a free procedure, no questions asked, and that b) I knew from age 5 that I didn’t want to be a mom, meaning it was not a tough decision for me to opt not to have my baby. I have thought about them sometimes, questioning whether it was selfish of me to deny another soul a life—something that came up when I did a family constellations therapy session with Marine Seleneé.

Marine believes that each and every soul, whether carried to term or not, has its own karmic role in our lineage—and that those we “abort,” as well as those who miscarry—are doing their own work. In my case, I truly believe that I am a “pattern breaker” for the woman + mother wounds that have been carried down my family line (why I knew so young that motherhood was not for me), and that my unborn child played their own role in ending this cycle of trauma.

This week’s move of Mars (conflict, courage, progress) into Cancer (motherhood, women’s issues, lineage), sets the stage for a passionate, angry, and deeply HONEST, response to this latest outrageous violation of human rights. Consider: what does it REALLY mean to be “pro-life” in the now age? How can you enact this in your day-to-day? Questions we all need to be asking ourselves on a level that goes beyond the surface, and gets into the womb of the matter.

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NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: MAY 13—19

Our Numinous Weekly Horoscopes from Sandy Sitron have this week’s astro symbol + reading for your Sun and Rising signs …

Photo: Nathan Anderson

Taurus or Taurus Rising
Petals in the wind.
It’s time to release. Survey your life and take stock of what you’re holding onto. We hold on because we know that it’s safe. We are comforted by the familiar. But right now it’s time to let go, especially when it comes to old relationship dynamics. Look for ways to break the patterns. This can be beautiful. Like a shimmer of petals on the wind.

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Gemini or Gemini Rising
Piano keys.
Beauty is the result of practice. You are developing new muscles. Find a system and follow it. Simplify your life. Go step by step. Your attention will wander. Bring it back and continue to improve. If you can manage to do this without self-judgement, you will feel as if you are playing a beautiful song. Keep your attention focused in the moment and you will feel centered.

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Cancer or Cancer Rising
Helium balloons.
It’s time to rise up above it all. Helium is lighter than the surrounding molecules, so it floats. To do this you can’t pay attention to other people’s emotional reactions. You need to focus on your own creativity and contribution. Don’t get sucked in. Just keep floating up above it all. This is easier if feel generous about your contribution. Let your feeling of generosity uplift you.

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Leo or Leo Rising
Tadpole on the brink of transformation.
What needs to change for you to feel accepted? You may yearn to feel more accepted in your family, community or career. This feeling you crave starts from a deep sense of self-acceptance. It’s time to fully embrace who you are. You are on the brink of a transformation and it begins with your sense of belonging and feeling at home in this world.

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Virgo or Virgo Rising
Horizon line.
The horizon line is both defined and undefined. Real and imaginary. You are doing mental gymnastics as you study your thought patterns and explore new mental frontiers. Our thoughts and beliefs broadly determine our life experience. Sometimes we need to change how we think so that we can change our lives. Be brave and proactive as you redefine what you believe.

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Libra or Libra Rising
A feast.
One way to increase your sense of security is to honor what you already have. Play the gratitude game. Give thanks for your resources everyday. Whatever they may be. If all you have is the air that you breathe, start there. Giving gratitude is a form of generosity. It is a way of saying, “I am full and I give back energetically.” From this place your resources will replenish.

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Scorpio or Scorpio Rising
Light on a riverboat.
This symbol says that you are moving through shadows and you are in emotional territory. You will soon cross the river and arrive at dry land. The best thing that you can do is to sit with the emotions and feel them fully. When you get to dry land you can process the experience with more logic. This emotional journey is helping you become your most authentic self.

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Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising
Grecian columns.
You are seeking inner stability. You are defining your inner pillars of self trust and self worth. You can do this through meditation. When in doubt, look for your resilience within. This is an spiritual and emotional connection with your strength. Meditation is a practice that helps you increase your emotional resilience. It is the columns that support your structure.

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Capricorn or Capricorn Rising
High flying hawk.
You need more perspective. You are ready for change and you need to find a new way of doing things. Before you can get into the nitty gritty of what that looks like, you need to fly high above and connect with the big picture. What do you believe? What are your values? What is your vision for your life? Connect with a sense of hope and you’ll know what to do.

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Aquarius or Aquarius Rising
A wild boar.
In this image you are rooting around in the vegetable garden, finding and devouring fresh food. You need to get grounded and connect with your wildness and your desire. From there you can put energy into achieving your dreams. You need passion to make success happen. Connect to the wild earth and find your center. When you feel grounded you can build.

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Pisces or Pisces Rising
Over the edge of a waterfall.
Let the momentum take you. There are times when you need to go with the flow. Where is the river pushing you? Let yourself rest and receive. This advice makes sense as long as you are tuned into your values. If you can make choices that are aligned with your values and at the same time go with the flow of your intuition, you will feel alignment.

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Aries or Aries Rising
A buzzing bee hive.
You need your community. This is a time of letting go and releasing control. That’s really hard to do. Remember that your actions don’t define you. There is nothing to prove. You are valuable no matter what you achieve. Let go of the struggle and your desire to be number one. This will open you up to more intimacy and a real feeling of connection and trust.

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THE NUMINOUS ASTRO DECK: OUT JUNE 4!

The Numinous Astro Deck is a brand new astrology learning tool from Ruby Warrington and Bess Matassa out June 4 2019. Pre-order today to receive a FREE sample astro lesson!

The Numinous Astro Deck by Ruby Warrington and Bess Matassa

When I launched The Numinous back in 2012, it was because I wanted to build a bridge between the mystical and the mainstream. On a deeper level (not that I knew it at the time), parts of my soul were in need of deep DEEP healing, and the world of astrology, tarot, psychics, and Earth medicine, spoke to these tender, conflicted places, in a way that no therapist had been able to touch. Looking back, I can see that I created this platform because I needed it so badly myself.

Which is the exact same reason I created THE NUMINOUS ASTRO DECK!

Out June 4 2019, the deck follows my previous books, Material Girl, Mystical World, and Sober Curious (where you can read about that healing journey I just mentioned), and is a fully-illustrated 45-card deck designed to help anybody learn the language of astrology. A companion book by myself and Bess Matassa explains how to use the deck, both for birth chart interpretation, and as an oracle for divination.

The Numinous Astro Deck

Astrology was my gateway drug into the numinous realms. A cosmic code that helped to explain so much about myself and my life, me wanting to read and learn about astrology in a way that made it all feel more relevant was the original inspiration for this site.

Over the past eight years, I have studied with many different astrological mentors, read a ton of books, and consumed reams of astro content online. And now, I have created a visual learning tool to help bring it all to life.

Each card in The Numinous Astro Deck features a custom illustration by incredible Prince Láuder, with key-word prompts to tap you quickly into the energy of each sign, planet, house, and aspect making up the matrix of the zodiac.

The Moon card

In the companion book, Bess and I guide you through how to read your own chart—so that, for example, when you know you have Venus in Gemini in the 5th House, you can pull the relevant cards to study this placement. Add in a Venus-Sun conjunction, and what looks like a bunch of mathematical lines and symbols in your chart, becomes a beautiful visual mood-board for you to absorb.

And there is even MORE!

To coincide with the launch of the deck, Bess and I are also creating The Numinous Astrology School (!!!)—which will be a super-affordable option for diving into your ongoing study of astrology, and becoming fluent in this ancient, healing language.

Whether you’ve been reading since the beginning or are new to all things Numinous, I KNOW you are gonna love these new offerings! Drop me a DM either @the_numinous or @rubywarrington on IG if you have any feedback or Qs.

PLUS!!! Pre-order the deck today from Amazon or Barnes & Noble and enter your order details HERE to receive a FREE sample lesson along with the deck on June 4—and keep following on Instagram and subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to hear when The Numinous Astrology School officially open for enrollment.

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: MAY 5—12

Check our Numinous Weekly Horoscopes from Sandy Sitron for this week’s astro symbol for your sign, following the refresh of the Taurus New Moon …

Photo: Boris Misevic

Taurus or Taurus Rising
A coral reef.
There is a wide variety of experiences that you can have. The world is abundant with many types of species and habitats. Try on different attitudes. Examine your expectations for yourself. Some of them are outdated. You may be able to explore new ecosystems and shake things up. The past does not determine the future. If you’ve been waiting to begin, the time is now.

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Gemini or Gemini Rising
Hypnotic music.
Go on an inward journey. Your dreams and your intuition have special messages. Pay more attention to your inner truth than you do to the nightly news. You have the wisdom inside of you. Sometimes it’s confusing to tell which voice is intuition and which is fear. Listen closely and learn to determine the difference. You are ready to learn more about your own inner truth.

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Cancer or Cancer Rising
A game of pool.
It’s good to assess all of the possible moves, this is a game of strategy. What strategy would help you win right now? Get a higher perspective. Think bigger than you ever have. You might not see all of the details, but you can muster up the courage to think you might win. Connect with other people and ask them to help you find a new way of looking at the situation.

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Leo or Leo Rising
Caterpillar.
Keep scooting along and eventually you will transform. Your job is not to understand when or how. The technicalities might even frighten you. Instead, follow your instincts. Take the many steps you need to take. Don’t question who you are because your essence is not dictated by your outside appearance. When it comes to your career you are about to become a butterfly.

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Virgo or Virgo Rising
Pasta shapes.
You have lots of options. If you are feeling a little bored, it’s time to change it up. But you don’t necessarily need to change the whole dinner. Just choose a new shape of pasta. Meaning, don’t feel like you need to start from scratch. Reexamine your motivations and values and discover if there’s a way to change the attitude with which you are approaching difficult issues.

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Libra or Libra Rising
Floating in a raft.
You might feel like you are out to sea, but you are perfectly safe. Instead of thinking about how unstable the raft is, focus on wonderful it is to have something to hold onto. You have what you need. The only thing missing is self trust. Dig deeper into your personal reserves and connect with your inner security. You just need confidence and then you can tackle any obstacle.

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Scorpio or Scorpio Rising
Flying squirrel.
There’s a new way to navigate challenging relationships. Before now you’ve been walking and jumping. But now you are learning how to fly. Take it seriously. It’s not easy to pivot to a whole new modality. You need to learn how to hold your ground and communicate effectively. You might need to discover compromise. Balance is your goal.

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Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising
An antique broom.
Your daily routines, habits and schedule could use a refresh. You don’t have time to play small or be slightly disorganized. You need to clean up. Don’t start by assessing. Just jump in and start working. This is how you’ll gain momentum. And once you get into the flow, you’ll start to feel like your mind is being cleared by the work you are doing. Take charge.

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Capricorn or Capricorn Rising
Surprising fireworks.
You should surprise yourself with your own creativity. Give yourself opportunities for spontaneity and self-expression. See if you can get into the zone. Whatever you create will illuminate a new path. Playfulness and generosity are good words to live by this week. Usually, it’s easy to go for days without something exciting happening, but not now. Set off some fireworks.

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Aquarius or Aquarius Rising
Feather falling.
Feathers are cozy and insulating. Change your perspective so that you can bring more of this energy into your life. It’s okay to retreat. You may need to make a warm nest and settle in. Notice what comes up when you take a step back. What subtle feelings are ready to be released? This is your chance to connect with yourself in a new way. Make a home for yourself.

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Pisces or Pisces Rising
Light at the end of the tunnel.
A new path forward is illuminated. Don’t take it for granted and don’t ignore it. You are ready for a mindset shift. Go look for new information. If you find an insight that strikes you, hold on to it. Memorize it. The ideas that you have now will have a huge impact on your future direction. Be open to change and break up the monotony of outdated ways of thinking.

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Aries or Aries Rising
A private garden.
Help yourself feel centered and stable by giving yourself a little privacy. Take time to feel grounded. Slow down just a little bit. Your breath can be wonderful tool to help you connect with your body and the present moment. You will build upon this feeling of security in the future, but begin by slowing down. That will help you feel connected with your internal resources.

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THE 2019 TAURUS NEW MOON WANTS YOU TO GET PRESENT

The 2019 Taurus New Moon is an invitation to accept exactly who, and where, you are, and to give your body exactly what it needs, says Sandy Sitron

Photo: Daria Litvinova

New Moon // May 4 2019 // 6:47 pm ET // 14 degrees Taurus

A frog sits motionless. A tiny glistening teacher, poised in the shadows. It moves only slightly, to catch a wandering fly. And then it returns to froggy meditation. Settled and grounded. Present and alert. Waiting without being stifled by a conscious sense of time.

This amphibious zen master holds the message of the 2019 Taurus New Moon: Be present and connect with the abundance that is all around you.

On Saturday May 4th we have a New Moon at 14 degrees Taurus. When the Sun and the Moon line up in the same sign, it represents a cosmic new beginning. This is a chance to set intentions — on a New Moon the soil is very fertile so your intentions can take root and bloom brightly.

The 2019 New Moon in Taurus sets up perfect conditions for you to begin to get settled and present in your body. To be with yourself and love yourself and from that stable center connect with the abundance that is inherent in nature. Instead of seeing the glass as half empty, see the glass morph into a wellspring of continuous potential and life force.

Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, representing the physical body, the container that houses the effervescent spark of life. Placing your attention on the subtle sensations that you feel in your body can help you be more gracious with yourself. Feel the sensation of your socks against your toes. Stretch and breathe deeply. Drink in the sight of a flowering tree. Listen to the spontaneous rhythms of your environment.

The call to action is to create space within yourself to be with yourself. Taurus is the least judgmental of the Earth signs.

It wants you to simply revel in yourself.

Since Taurus rules the body and the senses, start with your physical sensations by accepting your body. Accept what you have built for yourself. Accept your current state of being, whatever it is. From this place of acceptance you can recharge both spiritually and realistically.

Taurus holds stabilizing and receptive energy which says, “You don’t have to do or go or push, you just have to be.” It is from this slow place of simply being that you create the space to receive abundance. There is a balance of action and receiving in nature. When you can create this balance within yourself you activate true pleasure.”

So much of our lives are spent striving. Responsibilities in the world ask you to leave yourself and attend to things that are out there. But that energy will get you nowhere right now. If you try to reach too far out of yourself, you will topple like an overgrown tomato plant! When we are scattered and ungrounded we can’t get much done.

That doesn’t mean that you can’t still have goals. In fact, with this New Moon making a supportive trine to goal oriented Saturn, the wisdom is that the more that you embody your current state of being, the stronger the foundation for your future development. You can get closer to who you want to be by accepting who you are now.

This message is repeated everywhere in nature, but almost nowhere in society. So you will have proactively prioritize self-acceptance. Begin to …

Ask for your energy back.

Ask to become reacquainted with yourself.

Slow down and be gentle with this body that you are now.

Caress this body that you have, attentively.

Be with yourself in a new way.

Meet yourself where you are.

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2019 Taurus New Moon trine Saturn
A beanstalk.

Grounded and still climbing. How high can the beanstalk climb? Does it ever feel as if it’s gone too far? Does it ever have a build up of resistance and start procrastinating or self-sabotaging? No. And neither will you. From your secure and stable foundation, you are being assisted. You can climb without fear that you are not enough. Instead, just continue to build upon what you’ve already done. Rather than judging yourself, focus on your dreams for the future. Be grateful for what you have and don’t look down. Just keep going step by step. It can be so simple.

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2019 Taurus New Moon sextile Neptune
Glittery confetti.

There is a chance to live in a more magical world. A place in which you’re the honored guest at the surprise party of your dreams. This supportive aspect is a subtle reminder that it can be easy to interrupt monotony. Imagination and intuition are your avenues to deeper enjoyment of your life, and to finding a whole new world in your everyday reality.