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.

THE MARCH 2019 LIBRA FULL MOON WANTS YOU TO GET MOVING

The first 2019 Libra Full Moon brings a moment of forward motion on your mission to align more closely with your Self, says Sandy Sitron

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Full Moon // March 20 2019 // 9:45 pm EDT // 0 degrees Libra

Climbing and climbing. You are paving your own way up the mountain. The sun beats down and reminds you that you have skin. Your exhalations are heavy as you ascend.

On March 20, we have the first 2019 Libra Full Moon (there are two this year). It occurs as the gate opens to Aries season and we step into an astrological New Year with the Vernal Equinox. This 2019 Libra Full Moon is taking you on a solo hike. You are blazing your trail, healing your wounds, and working with your inner rebel, all the while seeking mental clarity and balance.

This hike is a metaphor for any place you are taking action in your life. On some level, the sheer effort you are taking on reminds you of your life force. Your life force is how you “do,” “act,” and “be,” without impacting anyone else. During Aries season, this translates to: “I climbed a mountain, I am alive!”

Where are you taking action in your life right now? This is the path of your ascension. Can you let yourself just “do” without judging your own actions? A part of you needs the freedom to simply make it happen. So take a chance. It’s right there. Get moving.

It seems peaceful enough on this journey, but there are secretive shadows along the edges of the trail. You may find yourself wondering: who is hiding out there in the nooks and crannies? What is going to leap out and attack me?But the real question is: what has been hiding out on the inside? During this Full Moon in Libra, past wounds and insecurities may rise to the surface.

You can’t control what’s triggered, but you can soothe the source. Use your memory to travel back in time to the small child who felt unsure and afraid. We all harbor ancient fears that rise up here and there. Comfort yourself with words of love and encouragement as you climb.

Now, you reach the top of the mountain. Notice the clean, cool air. You’ve always known this is what you were aiming for—and now that you’re here, it’s time to cultivate an equanimous state of mind. Meditate. Give gratitude for the efforts and actions that brought you here. Focus on your breath. Create your own inner peace.

Meditation is so key at this time, as your goal now is to stabilize. To do this, simply stand on the balance beam and forget to ask yourself if you’re balancing.

So, now you’re settled into meditation at the top of your own mountain. The climb has been challenging. The dangers along the path have been faced. But it was all an act of self-expression that has led you back to yourself. Back to your own crystalline clarity. Your moment of oneness and balance with all that you are.

A Libra Full Moon is technically supposed to be about relationship. And it will be. But make this moment, now, about honing your relationship with yourself. You are dealing with your old scary monsters. You are taking the actions that make you feel the most alive. This is how you will find inner balance and show up authentically in relationship to others.

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Moon opposite Chiron
The secretive shadows alongside the trail. Will something jump out?
The old triggers get activated. Notice that they are the same ones, always. And that if you run toward them instead of away, they become much less scary. This 2019 Libra Full Moon brings a chance to tend to your old wounds. To go deep, down, and under. To the past. To the source. To show up for who you were then and to forgive yourself.

This is deep inner work and no one should explore these caverns without a buddy or at least a harness. You’ve got options, so find the support you need. And if you tangle toes with someone who’s avoiding the deep work, but who is getting triggered and acting out, you’ll at least have a frame of reference for what’s going on.

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Moon inconjunct Uranus
Driving a flying saucer.
Do you know how to work this thing? The controls are foreign and the starship has unearthly functions. Your emotions might be like the flying saucer at this 2019 Libra Full Moon. Normally you have a pretty good sense of how your feelings work. But now you’re traveling in another dimension.

You’re being asked to get used to a new way of navigating emotional territory. It might feel out of control at first, but just keep trying. Even if you get frustrated. Eventually you’ll push enough buttons that you figure out how to drive your ship forward at warp speed, and from there, everything will become possible.

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: MARCH 18-24 2019

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

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Aries or Aries Rising
A tugboat. A tugboat pulls along another boat. It doesn’t need to check in with the other boat, it just needs to keep charging forward until it reaches its destination. Is this how you’re viewing partnership? Are you the force, while the other person is following in your wake? Check in and make a decision on whether or not this dynamic feels truly comfortable. Adjustments are possible and maybe even necessary.

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

Taurus or Taurus Rising
Crystal caves. If you’ve ever explored a cavern, you might have found crystalline structures organized along the cave walls. This symbol is about organization that arises under pressure. Something deep and foundational needs to be sorted out. This process will support your larger goals. Real organization is a task that’s easy to avoid. But this is how your life will become simplified.

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

Gemini or Gemini Rising
Dog park. You can be like a pup at the dog park, running, scrambling, chasing, and going after the ball. Bark and play. Live larger than life for a day or two. Fight the urge to wonder if you are seen or heard. Just say and do! If you let yourself live in the moment, you’ll find that you are more creative. And your full embodiment of life will make it feel like there are limitless possibilities.

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

Cancer or Cancer Rising
Inside out t-shirt. Things are getting flipped inside out. This could either mean that you need to go inward or that you are seeing things from a new perspective. Probably both. Don’t expect to be your most productive right now or for life to go as it normally does. Feeling your feelings is the secret to recreating normalcy. Process your inner world to put things into perspective.

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

Leo or Leo Rising
Golden castle. Look up on the hill and see the glimmering castle. It represents your greatest achievements and it’s there within reach. You might already be in the castle or you might be a short walk away. Everyone reaches their castle at their own pace. Pressure to get there fast only creates frustration. Encourage yourself with a sense of ownership. Your castle is there. It’s glorious.

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

Virgo or Virgo Rising
Wishing well. You can throw pennies or gold. Either way, it’s time to set an intention. A solid intention is one that you invest in. And once you put in that solid effort, you are highly likely to gain a result. Put your energy into what you really want. Don’t put your energy into what you don’t want. It might seem obvious, but it’s actually very advanced to invest in your dreams instead of your worries.

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

Libra or Libra Rising
An outstretched hand. The universe is holding out a hand to help you love yourself more. Our love for ourselves is fluid, just like any relationship. Now it’s time to invest in positive self talk and actions that show your self-love. How are you showing up for yourself? How are you taking care of number one? Groove new habits of self-care. Grab that cosmic hand and prove to yourself that you matter.

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

Scorpio or Scorpio Rising
A diving board. You’re taking the leap. There’s no way that you aren’t going to go deep at this Full Moon. So you need to bring all of the parts of yourself with you. Connect and commune with your inner critic, your inner goddess, and your inner warrior. Revel in symbolism, metaphor, and archetype to understand the truth of your experience at this time. It will end up feeling very productive.

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

Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising
Frog on lily pad. The frog meditates and waits for the right moment, then reaches out its tongue to catch a fly. You must find a way to gain mental perspective. Hold yourself steady and balanced on the lily pad, cultivating a serene state of mind. You’ll only be able to grasp the right idea if you’re slowing down and noticing everything. Clear your mind and wait for inspiration to come to you.

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

Capricorn or Capricorn Rising
A tall ladder. You’re climbing high! You need to take one step at a time without being too hard on yourself. Step by step. One, two, three. That’s how you get where you need to go. It’s totally okay to plan and see the big picture. Just don’t get overwhelmed. When you are climbing a ladder you usually know why you’re doing it, but you know not to look down. Just focus on the task at hand.

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

Aquarius or Aquarius Rising
Blade. Blade of grass. Blade of knife. Either way you cut through to get to the point. The blade of grass cuts through the soil and shines its way to the light. The blade of knife has work to do. How can you point to where you are going, even if it’s not totally clear? Point to a feeling, intention or mission. This will make you confident and strong so that you can shine bright and do good work.

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

Pisces or Pisces Rising
Lava underneath. The bubble and boil is happening underground. Your deep emotions are being contained within. Are they stored in your muscles? In memories? In compulsions and habits? Are they bubbling out through your dreams? If you don’t want the volcano to erupt, work with this lava proactively. Massage, talking, writing or meditating may all help you find healthy release and empowerment.

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

 

YOUR TOTAL GUIDE TO URANUS IN TAURUS

With electric shocker planet Uranus now rolling through Taurus until 2026, we’re ripe for revolutionizing our resources, and radically grounding into our beautiful bodies. Numi astro crew Lord Chiron, Danielle Paige, Kiranjot, Bess Matassa, Kimberly Peta Dewhirst, and Rebecca Farrar have the full report on this historic meeting of heaven and Earth …

URANUS IN TAURUS :: 5.6.19 – 2026

From LORD CHIRON  
3-D chocolate printing and breaking free of the B.S.

In Greek, the language of the New Testament, Ouranos /Uranus, means “heaven.” Uranus symbolizes the realm of archetypes, effortless creativity, and synchronicity. Where we are out of line with “life” is where Uranus comes in and shocks the bullshit out of us, and with Uranus in Taurus, we can expect many shifts as to what we value here on Earth.

The Mayans equated Earth with the underworld.  They knew what the Buddhists know: that Earthly existence is a never ending loop, and that, until we evolve our consciousness, we’ll be reincarnated into the same mess over and over again. To get into Uranus / heaven, we are going to have let go of something we are holding onto that has outlived its purpose on Earth.

On a lighter note, there is also this totally Uranus in Taurus development: the 3D printing of chocolate.

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From DANELLE PAIGE 
Lean into the cosmic rhythm

The combination of revolutionary awakener Uranus with slow and steady Taurus is interesting for a couple of reasons. Taurus is a fixed sign and doesn’t like change before it’s really, really ready for it, and Uranus hasn’t been in Taurus since the early 1930s (the era of the Great Depression).

While this transit doesn’t have to herald another major financial crisis, it does highlight how we handle our resources, and care for Mother Earth. On a personal level, we’ll be moving more into our bodies, and awakening even more to what we put inside of them and how it was produced.

If you’re a fixed sign (Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius, or Leo), or have any planets in those signs, then this Uranus transit will be making contact with your birth chart specifically. When that happens (meaning when Uranus in Taurus makes an exact angle to any of the planets in these signs) it will mean a personal awakening for you in the area of life that’s being highlighted (as denoted by the House containing the planet in question).

A final note: there is nothing to fear with this transit. This energy is happening because, as a collective, we’re really, really ready. Uranus’ transit through Taurus is set to break us out of old patterns, so that we can liberate who we actually want to be.

To find out more about Danielle’s work and how she can help you embody you soul’s cosmic rhythm follow her on Instagram 

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From KIRANJOT 
Summoning Kundalini courage in the face of change

Crowned “God of the Sky,” Uranus’ energy is electric. He is the revolutionary. He demands innovation and progression at lightening speeds. His symbol even looks like a radio receiver.

We began to slide into the “Age of Aquarius” (the sign co-ruled by Uranus) in 1991, at the same time as the birth of the world wide web, and these Aquarian times have been highlighting the way we as a collective need to evolve if we are going to survive. If channeled well, the energy of Uranus will liberate us, as we’ve seen from the #metoo and #whatif campaigns.

With Uranus in passionate warrior Aries for the past seven years, we’ve been called to step up, claim our individual authority, and be unashamedly real. Social media platforms and the rise of the personal brand have been the frontier of this brave new world. And while we all know social media can be a phenomenal force for good, we’ve also been dealt a heavy side of anxiety as we expose ourselves for public consumption. And if, in Aries, we go out prospecting, in Taurus we bring the treasures home. Super sensual Taurus delights in the body and acquires things that please the senses.

To help us stay strong and able to cope with massive change and intense pressure during these transitional times, use the simple, anxiety soothing meditation below from the Kundalini yoga tradition. It is one of five particular mediations given by Yogi Bhajan for what he called the “gray period,” after the transition into the Aquarian Age, post 2012. Use it to calm the mind, restore mental balance, and protect against irrationality.

Meditation For Strong Nerves: 

-Sit comfortably, spine straight.
-Left hand, touch ring finger and thumb together, hold it at the level of your ear. Right hand, touch little finger and thumb together, keep it relaxed in your lap.
-Close your eyes softly and focus them at the point between your eye brows, which we call the third eye, and take long deep equal breaths. Hold the position for 11 minutes to feel the full effects.
-To finish, take a deep breath in, stretch and shake your hands for a couple of minutes.

Moon Club member Kiranjot is a Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Doula in London and Ibiza. Connect with her at kiranjot.com and wisemother.co.uk

Kiranjot summons her Uranian courage

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From BESS MATASSA
Striving to make heaven a place on Earth.

Uranus’ entry into Taurus wants us to loosen our grip, as we offer ourselves up to beauty, and take on a permanent mood ring shade that’s contingent on nothing and no-one to fill our cup.

As Uranus’s neon lightning electrifies the bovine boudoir of Taurus, we are offered the chance to start where we stand, and with exactly the resources we already have on hand. With whatever creams and serums are clustered in our medicine cabinets. With whatever savory spices we are ready to pestle and mortar to perfection. With whatever flesh and bones currently house our spirits. We’re being reminded that our bodies are a vestal vessel for magic and majesty.

That we’ve got enough, and we are more than enough.

Uranus in Taurus Mantra: “When I settle in to what can’t be stolen, I can serve up my delicious mission.”
Theme Song: Heaven is a Place on Earth
Style: The earthbound “housewife” chic of Pedro Almodóvar’s women, in outer space. Chunky lucite hoops, plastic floral hair pieces, and body con neon prints.
Flavors: Think the languid luxe lickables and spontaneous bounty of an impromptu picnic—fresh baguettes, mascarpone, nutty gouda, full-bodied butters, succulent stone fruit, salted charcuterie, and concord grape juice.

Want more juicy cosmic insights and sensory explorations? Arrange a reading or private event with Bess here and follow her on Instagram

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From KIMBERLY PETA DEWHIRST, AKA STAR SIGN STYLE
Ground shaking pragmatism and sensory revolutions.

From the heady daredevil realms of Aries to the bull’s more stable pastures, the flavor of our collective innovations has shifted; a pioneering, fighting spirit transitions into a more practical approach to necessary change.

However, rebellious Uranus faces some challenges in this earthy territory, and we’ve felt the birthing pains to prove it. With earthquakes across the US, and volcanoes in both Hawaii and Japan, we’re viscerally connected to Uranus’ shocking vibrations.

Outside of this Gaia-based realm, whatever Taurus governs can now experience revolutionary leaps—from banking, agriculture and food production, to ways of working, our income, and even sensory experiences. Think the widespread normalization of digital finance, and technological advancement in farming that helps us face sustainability issues with tangible solutions.

And as Taurus governs our sensuality and how we experience the material world, the style forecast for this transit is more Ecological practices in the fashion industry!

Connect with Kimberly at Star Sign Style, and on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Photo: Patrick Tomasso

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From REBECCA FARRAR, AKA WILD WITCH OF THE WEST 
Awakening Earth activism and connection consciousness.

With the celestial shift of Uranus into Taurus, a.k.a. “Tauranus,” the energy in the air is palpable.

At first, this cosmic combination may seem jolting, as opposing earthly and etheric forces come into contact. Yet Taurus can ground Uranian forces into more practical means, and Uranus has the opportunity to utilize the Taurean powers of connection to move things forward.

As a transpersonal planet closely linked to collective experiences and generations, Uranus’ sign shift is an important indicator of group evolution and the potential for shifts in the collective consciousness. We’ve already seen the effects through new financial structures, such as the sharing economy and cryptocurrency, and Earth technologies that include ocean clean-up efforts and major strides in renewable energy.

Beyond creativity in the fields of environmentalism, food sources, and finance, these next 8 years also offer up revolutions in the way we relate. My hope is for a revolution around connection, and a new consciousness that includes greater intimacy with ourselves, others, mothership Earth, and the cosmic community. I’m eager to watch it unfold.

For more cosmic musings, check out the “Wild Witch of the West” on Instagram and Facebook. 

YOUR TOTAL GUIDE TO THE 2019 RETROGRADE CYCLES

As Mercury stations retro for the first time this year, savor the slow down with Rebecca Farrar‘s total guide to ALL the 2019 retrograde cycles …

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Ever wish you could enter a time machine for a do-over?

Every planet in our solar system—except for the Sun and Moon—spends time “in retrograde.” These periods each bring powerful opportunities for collective and individual slow down and renewal, calling us to bring awareness to situations we may have glossed over or rushed past.

Mercury Retrograde has gotten a pretty bad name! But rather than harbingers of doom and gloom, all retrograde transits are opportunities to choose free will over fear.

When a planet is retrograde, it appears to move backwards in the sky, an illusion caused by the Earth passing by these slower moving planets. As these shifts occur, it’s up to us to decide how we’ll handle the themes they reveal.

With awareness of a planet’s areas of influence, we can notice how those energies move through us and can uncover new ways of relating to them. For example, if we tend to be non-committal, a Saturn retrograde transit may help us understand where more effort and hard work is needed. If we over-identify with our intellect, Mercury retrograde can reconnect us to our intuition.

Since January 6, 2019 all of the major planets have been in their forward motion. This ends on March 5, when Mercury stations in the last degree of Pisces before retrograding for most of March. As retrograde season 2019 begins, use the guide below to embrace these times of deep transformation, growth, and healing …

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Mercury // March 5—March 28 (retrograde in Pisces); July 7—July 31 (retrograde in Leo); October 31—November 20 (retrograde in Scorpio)
When the planet of communication and linear thinking moves backwards, our minds may feel a bit fuzzy, especially since this year’s first Mercury retro occurs in the imaginative and intuitive Pisces. Take this time to:

  • Complete old writing projects, revise your resume, reignite a journaling practice.
  • Edit and review emails more closely to make sure you are articulating what you want to say as clearly as possible.
  • Reorganize closets, drawers, and cabinets, as Mercury likes to keep things in order.

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Ceres // April 9—July 17 (retrograde in Sagittarius)
When the largest asteroid in our solar system is in retrograde, we may become more familiar with all of the places we need to up our self-care regime. Ceres’ 2019 retrograde cycle helps us contact our inner nurturer and recover our self-parenting tools. Utilize this retrograde for revisiting what you need to feel your best, both emotionally and physically. Use Ceres retrograde to:

  • Try out new recipes or new healthy eating habits and take care of your own needs before helping others.
  • Focus on the many ways to practice self-care, from salt baths to voicing your emotions.
  • Read books on attachment theory and emotional support such as Attached by Amir Levine, David Richo’s How to be An Adult, and the work of Rachel Heller.

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Jupiter // April 10—August 11 (retrograde in Sagittarius)
The largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter’s slow down often reveals new visions. This year, Jupiter will be stationing in its own sign of Sagittarius, and this backward motion may evoke a sense of contraction or constriction. Use this time to:

  • Plan a trip or mini-adventure somewhere you’ve never been or revisit a favorite place—Jupiter loves to travel.
  • Notice places of over-indulgence and how you can cut back on waste, perhaps bring your reusable cup to the coffee shop or carry around bamboo silverware.
  • Take an honest look at the vision for your life and values, and write it down this time to make it feel more real.

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Pluto // April 24—October 3 (retrograde in Capricorn)
Pluto brings us closer to the domain of shadow and the underworld, asking us to take a closer look at the “un-pretty” aspects of ourselves and to confront discomfort. When in retrograde, it helps us uncover places where we haven’t gone deep enough before. This year’s retrograde occurs as Pluto moves through Capricorn, along with Saturn, and asks important questions about power structures. Use Pluto retrograde to:

  • Dive into shadow work with a therapist or guide, or take a long hard look at the things you are annoyed and angry about, as the shadow shows up the most in our projections.
  • Get caught up on taxes or get your will in order; Pluto wants to prepare for the inevitabilities of taxes or death, as well as topics that may be uncomfortable to talk about.
  • Read up on the occult and mystical traditions that intrigue you, or pull out the Tarot deck you haven’t used in a while.
Photo: Felix Mittermeier

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Saturn // April 29—September 18 (retrograde in Capricorn)
Similar to Jupiter, Saturn spends a third of the year in retrograde and offers clues about where we may need to re-commit or become more disciplined. In 2019, Saturn retrogrades in Capricorn, alongside Pluto, and can help us reclaim our sense of authority and responsibility where we may have avoided it in the past. Saturn represents the longer cycles of time and existence and when in retrograde, it can take us back in time to clean up old pain. Use this transit to:

  • Look for places to slow down and practice more discipline, whether it be at work or in relationships.
  • Rethink your long-term goals from the standpoint of the legacy you want to leave, write a 10-year plan, or even 40-year plan.
  • Contemplate your priorities over the next several months and discern where and with whom to focus your energy.

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Neptune // June 21—November 27 (retrograde in Pisces)
When dreamy Neptune moves into retrograde, it brings a time to examine our illusions and fantasies. This planet connects us to our spiritual side and the myriad ways to feel in tune with the divine essence of who we are. The 2019 Neptune retrograde cycle occurs with Neptune in its favorite sign of Pisces, so projections may be at an all-time high. Use this cycle to balance fantasy with reality.

  • Resume a creative project, especially if it is related to a flow state such as photography, film, or painting.
  • Start up a meditation practice, or restart an old one, as Neptune desires a connection to the divine.
  • Take a break from substances that contribute to altered states of consciousness or disassociation.

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Chiron // July 8—December 12 (retrograde in Aries)
Chiron is a bridge between different parts of ourselves, and helps us identify what still needs healing. During its retrograde phase, we can rely on this planetary body to help us rewire or release old painful patterns, as well as help us regain our sense of wholeness. Chiron’s 2019 retrograde moves through Aries, allowing for old confrontations to be addressed and an inner understanding of our anger. Use this transit to:

  • Take a class or receive a session of reiki or massage therapy (Chiron comes from the word for “hand”) to understand the power of hands-on healing.
  • Boost your self-esteem by making a list of your strengths and keeping them nearby.
  • Reorient to yourself by making a list of situations where you put others first, or a list of your non-negotiable needs for relating.

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Uranus // August 11—January 10, 2020 (retrograde in Taurus)
This year’s Uranus retrograde transitions us from 2019 into 2020 with opportunities to rethink our creativity and uncover new ways of doing things. As Uranus re-enters Taurus on March 7, the retrograde occurs in the same sign and may revisit themes from things that occurred in May 2018. Use Uranus retrograde to:

  • Join a new community (IRL preferably) or attend group events you may have thought were not for you, as Uranus encourages us to try new things and also meet new people.
  • Activate your inner activist by recommitting to causes that mean something to you.
  • Update your technology or reread your smart phone manual—Uranus loves the future and feels at home with technology.

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Vesta // September 23—December 29 (retrograde in Taurus)
Baby planet Vesta bridges heaven and Earth through ritual and devotion to personal ceremonies, and brings magic to the mundane through feeding our sacred flame. During its retrograde cycle, we may find ourselves pulled more deeply into our sacred practices, and during this year’s Vesta retro in Taurus, we’re asked to cultivate the sacredness of pleasure. Use this cycle to:

  • Explore sacred sex rituals such as Tantra or Kama Sutra, or create your own sex magic ritual.
  • Take a human sexuality class or write a sexual autobiography to understand more of how this sexual flame moves through you.
  • Create a new ritual for the moon cycles or even in your own daily routine, as a reminder of the many ways to connect to the sacred in everyday life.

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: MARCH 4-10 2019

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Pisces or Pisces Rising
Notebook paper. Are you ready to take action? Write down notes. This is not the time for hesitancy. Look deep within and decide what it is that you need so that you’re ready for action. Self-doubt can be dissolved. Fear can be confronted. The notebook paper suggests that this is your first draft. You don’t have to be perfect. Just hand in your first draft for review.

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Aries or Aries Rising
A grizzly bear. You need everything this symbol has to offer. You need the fierceness. Where in your life do you need to be a little more fierce? You need the protectiveness of the mamma bear. Hold yourself in a bear hug and don’t let go until you know that you are loved. You also need the hibernation. Go be alone with yourself and reconnect with your center.

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Taurus or Taurus Rising
A whistle. Are you feeling called? It’s easy to ignore the feeling of being called. Answering it will require courage and self-trust. But here’s the thing— you have the ability to give back to your community. Your service is needed. To discover more about what that looks like, you may need to interview yourself or make a vision board. It’s time to make changes.

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Gemini or Gemini Rising
A high clearance vehicle. It’s time to drive off-road. You are building your own pathways. Trust your vehicle. Trust that you have what it takes to go where you want to go. This is a time to build new infrastructure in your life so that you can reach new heights. On this trip you will drive way up into high elevation and you will gain a new perspective. Get off the paved road and begin to explore.

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Cancer or Cancer Rising
A plow. You are turning over the soil so that it becomes aerated. This change is occurring in your mindset as you break through old beliefs and replace them with new ideas. Plow the fields of your mind so that you are prepared for the next season’s growth. This is hard work and it takes energy. Stay curious. Curiosity will help you explore new ways of thinking.

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Leo or Leo Rising
Flower petals. Throw flower petals around as you walk on your path. Spread beauty. Spread love. Share. There are times when we are afraid to trust ourselves, or afraid to trust our futures. Eradicate the fear through love and service. The path you need to walk is already there. It’s steady and sturdy and covered with flowers. Keep yourself inspired.

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Virgo or Virgo Rising
Sap trickles from a tree. There is no time to waste. This is the season when you make your move. The sap only flows under certain conditions. That’s when it’s possible to make maple syrup. Take your chance to communicate fully and open your heart. Make yourself available in partnership so that you can share, flow, drip, and seep. Make yourself sweet. Share with a sweet friend.

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Libra or Libra Rising
Plaid patterns. Follow a structured and organized pattern. Create routines that are fluid, adaptable, and gently reassuring. For example, aid your digestion by getting adequate amounts of water and eating at around the same time every day. Or maybe there is another kind of pattern that you need to put into place. Look around and see what needs to be organized.

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Scorpio or Scorpio Rising
A spider web. The spider is a master creator. She starts over every day. She doesn’t have a lot of friends in the insect world. But she doesn’t care. She works and weaves. Let your creativity flow without ego. You don’t need to be concerned with appearances, or what other people think. Just let your true nature be expressed. Photocopy your soul and show it to the world.

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Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising
Flying high. Get up on your trapeze and soar. You are ready to fly. Trying to stay in a controlled environment is a mistake. That means that you need to take a risk. But remember that whether or not you take a risk will be determined by how you are attending to your feelings and what you feel emotionally ready for. Give voice to your actual feelings so that you can fly high.

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Capricorn or Capricorn Rising
Open a book. Seek out opportunities to learn new things, to relate to the world in a fresh way, and to expand your community. You have everything you need within you. But you can accentuate your skills and talents by taking in new information. Experiment with different ways of thinking and communicating. Your knowledge is your chariot and it will take you far.

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Aquarius or Aquarius Rising
Waterfall. You are making it work. You may feel like you are doing this by sheer might and willpower. Look to nature for examples that can help you through. A waterfall is powerful and consistent. And it works with the forces of nature. It doesn’t have to make excessive effort. Look around for new ways to take action and receive at the same time. Get more done with less effort.

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NUMINOUS TAROTSCOPE FEBRUARY 28 2019: KING OF WANDS RX AND QUEEN OF CUPS RX

As we prep for Mercury Retrograde in Pisces, the King of Wands Rx and the Queen of Cups Rx ask us to dive deeper into the dream without surrendering our personal power, says Brandon Alter … Cast using The Wild Unknown and the Prisma Visions Tarot 

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: FEBRUARY 25-MARCH 3 2019

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Pisces or Pisces Rising
Fishing. Fishing is an interesting combination of action and non-action. Balance effort and receiving. Doing and being. How can you do more and do less at the same time? This may seem complicated, but it’s probably very simple. Which actions feel the most exciting? Is there room in your life for more meditation? Cast your line and then just be.

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Aries or Aries Rising
Spicy food. Internalize the heat. You really only know how spicy something is when you actually eat it. This is a time of restoration. Use it to build up your fire from within. Usually you’re the action person. Right now it’s time to take outside inspiration and nurture it within you. Let the heat build up so that you’re ready for the action phase that’s coming soon.

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Taurus or Taurus Rising
Solving a puzzle. This is a puzzle you are solving for fun. Keep that in mind. You are trying to actively build new levels of understanding. You’re testing your mind and building new mental connections. There might be moments when you forget and feel burdened by the pressure of the puzzle you’re working on. Remind yourself that this problem solving can be amusing.

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Gemini or Gemini Rising
Reinforcing a seam. Run the sewing machine back and forth over the seam. This relates to work and it could mean a variety of things. Take your pick: you are trying to build two career ideas at the same time; you need to double check your work and go back over what you’ve already done; you are building something very strong that is bound to be successful. Maybe it’s all of the above.

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Cancer or Cancer Rising
Slot machine cherries. You are gambling. It’s important to always balance risk and security. Make room for both. There could be some fruit or abundance that shows up, especially if you actively try to stretch out of your comfort zone. I’m not advising that you actually gamble, just that you make more room for healthy risk in your life. Push yourself to explore.

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Leo or Leo Rising
Blank check. When someone shows up offering unlimited help and support, how do you accept it? Do you welcome it? This is a moment to consider themes of trust, support, and sharing resources. When are you open to receive? When are you closed off? Neither is inherently good or bad, just notice so that you can build conscious awareness.

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Virgo or Virgo Rising
Bullseye. There are times when it’s appropriate to go back and forth. But when you shoot an arrow, you can’t run up to the target and move the arrow around, continuously adjusting. You can practice so that you do better the first time. In conversation and relationship, show up with confidence right now. You need to get to the point.

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Libra or Libra Rising
Fields of chamomile. Breathe in and relax. Look everywhere for hints of natural beauty that can inspire you. There is a strong suggestion that finding the right combinations of herbs, essential oils, or flower essences is recommended for your health right now. Seek out the right care for your body and mind. You can benefit from the simple support that the Earth has to offer you.

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Scorpio or Scorpio Rising
Business card. Put yourself out there. Imagine feeling so brave and outgoing that you hand your business card to everyone you meet. This could be a real or imaginary business card. But the idea here is that you stand behind your name. You put yourself out there. Envision your name in lights. Or in purses and wallets. Your individuality is something to promote.

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Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising
A raft. Rafts are made for drifting. When you drift you have to go where the current takes you. If you try to fight the current of emotions, it will make everything harder. Float along, naming your feelings as they come. Sit with the feelings and do an emotional inventory. This process will help you strengthen your emotional base. Allow the flow.

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Capricorn or Capricorn Rising
Sticky gum. Stick yourself onto new ideas. Be an avid listener and learner. Stimulate your mind through curiosity and conversation. Ask lots of questions. Stick yourself onto other people, follow them around so that you can gain a brand new perspective. Learning might feel like a distraction from your projects, but it will actually revitalize you.

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Aquarius or Aquarius Rising
Cornucopia. It’s time for a special abundance and gratitude ritual. This will help you remain conscious of your many resources. It’s nice to do this annually, like at American Thanksgiving. But how great would it be to celebrate abundance spontaneously? Feast or do something else that shows your gratitude. Make it magnificent. This process will help raise your vibration.

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NUMINOUS TAROTSCOPE FEBRUARY 21 2019: 4 AND 8 OF PENTACLES

As we dive into Pisces Season’s profound depths, the 4 and 8 of Pentacles ask us to soften any scarcity mentality and place our energy where we want to see growth, says Brandon Alter … Cast using The Wild Unknown and the Prisma Visions Tarot 

THE 2019 VIRGO FULL MOON WANTS YOU TO REFINE YOUR VIBRATION

The 2019 Virgo Full Moon is an opportunity to adjust our approach and refine our routines, so we can create everyday magic that heals both body and soul, says Sandy Sitron

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Full Moon :: February 19 2019 :: 10:53 am EST :: 0 degrees Virgo

Zoom way in and visualize the reverberation of a single harp string. Watch as it undulates, chaotic yet controlled. Science has discovered that the harp has healing qualities, bestowing upon the musician a healthier nervous system and curing countless mental and physical ailments. But no one knows why it works.

A Full Moon occurs when the Sun and the Moon are exactly opposite. This opposition forces new levels of awareness as we try to integrate two very different energies at once. It is explosive and expansive.

Themes of healing are highlighted at this Full Moon. Healing the physical realm by making adjustments to the functional systems (Virgo). And healing the spiritual body through an expansion of faith and compassion (Pisces).

There are theories that the harp’s tiny vibrations stimulate the lymph system. I like to imagine that these minute vibrations somehow tone and balance every cell in the body, like every cell getting a microscopic spa day.

A Virgo Full Moon is a time to tone physical systems through minor adjustments, while surrendering the big-picture “how” or “why” to the abyss of Piscean miracles. 

Virgo teaches us how to refine and improve the components of our physical reality, so that we can maximize health and efficiency. Pisces instructs us to loosen our grip on reality and dissolve into the magical dream. To recede back into the world of spirit where all is love and connection.

What is your equivalent of the healing harp these days? What restores you so that you can function most efficiently? Is there an instrument, practice, or habit that helps you transcend?

Sometimes a Virgo Full Moon can bring a potential for overthinking and perfectionism. But with a graceful trine between the Moon, Uranus, and Mars, be open to surprising new ways of doing things. You could be just as likely to bust out and spontaneously take on a new approach.

This Virgo Full Moon occurs at the very beginning of Pisces Season, which is all about flowing with the feelings, and showing yourself deep empathy so that you have the reserves to understand the emotional side of the human experience. It’s Compassion 101.

This Full Moon is an island in the sea of Pisces-style emotions. This sliver of earth is where you’ll set sail from. And right now you are packing up your ship. If you prepare your craft now, you’ll be able to sail safely through emotional waters in the weeks ahead.

Pay attention to all the details as you pack and prepare. Get things organized. Practice good habits. How can you be more efficient? There are small things that you can do, physical practices that will support your health. Like the healing harp, the small vibrations that you create in your life might have seemingly miraculous results.

New discoveries are coming in rapidly with this Full Moon, so expect change to be easy. Be open to it as you continue to practice, refine, work, and stay busy. And remain very aware of your instrument – your body. What can you do to create vibrational alignment that results in apparent miracles?

Virgo is interested in the minutia, the tiny vibrations of the harp strings. Virgo is the musician who practices diligently, refining and improving every movement over time. Pisces offers a result that’s greater than the sum of its parts – miraculous alchemy. At this Full Moon, it’s time to have both.

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Moon trine Uranus
A puff mushroom explodes.
The puff mushroom is moon-like in shape and color. When it ripens just enough, it will spontaneously explode and release baby mushroom spores to the wind. It’s a surprise that’s expected. Just as natural as drinking a glass of water. But when it happens, there’s still a minor shock. Everything is different in a moment.

There are surprises coming that you may be expecting. They can help you move to the next phase in your development. Sometimes you just need an extra push to create change. This is it.

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Moon trine Mars
A horse and carriage.
Your ride is waiting. It’s obvious that it’s time to get moving. And it’s not difficult. All you have to do is get in and go. Yes, this is a horse and carriage, not a car or a jet plane. So we are taking into account that some extra preparations have been made. The horses are brushed and harnessed. You’ve had to pack for a difficult journey, there are no corner stores or debit cards on this ride. Instead, there are long winding roads and you must be prepared. But you also need to make your move now because the carriage is waiting. It should be easy at this point to get in and drive.

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Pisces or Pisces Rising
A beautiful woven tapestry. A weaving. Small pieces are brought together to form a beautiful work of art. Put effort into your relationships. You generally need to recharge with alone time, and that’s wonderful. But at the moment the focus is on your time with others. Let your conversations flow. Be accountable and considerate. Harmony and beauty will be the result.

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Aries or Aries Rising
Pancake batter. Things are beginning to take shape. Pancakes start out as a liquid and with the addition of heat, become solid. You need to bring the fire / heat / motivation / spirit in a very organized way. With a magic combination of motivation and restraint, things will start to look more solid. Go step by step and follow the recipe, but don’t hesitate to fire it up at the right moment.

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Taurus or Taurus Rising
A group hiking tour. There is an exploration to embark upon. Or a chance to express yourself creatively. You are a special individual and it’s time for you to explore and play and honor your own uniqueness. But simultaneously, you are on this journey with a group. So it’s not all about you. You will need to compromise. Enjoy playing with others, because it gives you more chances to connect.

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Gemini or Gemini Rising
Pages of a book. Go back to the beginning. Now that you know the plot, try to remember what you learned during the first few pages. How your perspective has changed! The metaphor is reminding you to revisit your childhood and remember how you felt back then. Now that you have more perspective, what story would you like to share with your inner child?

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Cancer or Cancer Rising
Inside the body. How much do you know about what’s happening inside your body? Imagine what it would be like to travel on a magical school bus through all of your organs and veins. It might seem like a stretch, but imagining fun stories about your inner mechanisms will help you rethink important situations in your life right now. It’s a perspective shift.

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Leo or Leo Rising
Game show. Your chance to win a prize has increased, literally or figuratively. The literal prize could be exciting- enter contests and see what happens, as long as it’s just for fun. The figurative prize is more interesting. What would it be like to know on deep levels how much of a prize you are? To have that sense of self-worth resonate through all levels of mind and body? Jackpot.

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Virgo or Virgo Rising
Boomerang. Put yourself out there and notice what comes back to you. You don’t need to overthink anything. Often we try to discern whether our efforts are worth it. And that’s efficient, certainly. But for now it’s about just putting energy forward and noticing what the return is. Then doing it again. You can judge the process later. This is a moment to shine and receive.

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Libra or Libra Rising
Sitting on a porch. Retire to an imaginary (or real) retreat, and let yourself pass the time. Now is a moment to reset just a bit and let your mind wander without a destination. Think of this as important restoration. Tune out from your phone or email and give yourself some space and time to just be. Ask yourself if doing so is a luxury or a necessity.

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Scorpio or Scorpio Rising
Elephant parade. What is your wise message that you are ready to share with a larger group of people? Now is a time to collaborate and feel like you are a part of something. Connect with your group. It may be political. It may have to do with work, creativity, or spirituality. Sharing and brainstorming will help you feel stronger and more aligned.

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Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising
Spaghetti on the wall. Keep trying out different ideas. It doesn’t all have to be perfect right now. But you are trying to see what is functional. This symbol is about throwing spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks. Know that while you are trying out different things, you are still working toward your goals in a very big way. You are experimenting your way to excellence.

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Capricorn or Capricorn Rising
Fresh air. Get out there where the grass is green and the air is clean. This may be literal – a reminder to connect with nature and breathe fresh air for revitalization. Or it may be symbolic – meaning that it’s time to breathe adventure, curiosity, and purpose into your endeavors. You just need a minor reboot so that you can operate with motivation and excitement.

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Aquarius or Aquarius Rising
Blinkers and blinders. The term for the eye coverings that go on a horse’s bridle to help it stay focused on the path ahead. You need to remove distractions and focus your attention on your emotions. It can be very hard to stay centered on the emotions. It’s much easier to look away. When you really drill down and stay focused, you’ll find emotional release and healing as a result.

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NUMINOUS TAROTSCOPE FEBRUARY 14 2019: KNIGHT OF PENTACLES

The Knight of Pentacles asks us to savor slow and steady movement towards manifesting our heart’s visions, says Brandon Alter … Cast using the Prisma Visions Tarot 

WHY SKINCARE IS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

Fed up with the beauty industry’s impossible standards, Giselle La Pompe-Moore set out to heal her relationship with her skin at soul level. She explains why skincare is a spiritual practice …

Giselle La Pompe-Moore

Have you ever thought about your skin beyond aesthetics?

We can spend hours in front of the mirror analyzing every pore and perceived flaw, but we rarely see beyond this. But on a deeper level, our skin is a barrier between our internal and external worlds. Something both public and deeply personal at once.

This skin allows us to experience the universe around us, to touch and be touched in return. This is why skincare is a spiritual practice.

The color of my skin was different from most of the people I grew up with, and from the women I saw in the media. I loved my skin, but as a black woman I always felt like an “other.” Was always comparing my skin to that of somebody else. The black women I DID see on TV and in magazines seemed hyper-real, with flawless, perfect skin. In an attempt to replicate this for myself, I pursued a career as a beauty editor, drowning myself in products.

Over the years, I began to notice that while creams and treatments can heal the skin externally, they do nothing to address feelings of not being good enough, of shame, and of endless comparison.

And so I took a step back to shift my focus from how skin looks on the outside to what it reflects about our inner life. To investigate the impact of spiritual tools, such as reiki, meditation and tarot, on our relationships with the skin we are in.

Now working as a healer specializing in skincare, I’ve seen how acne, psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema have impacted the way my clients move through the world. I’ve listened to stories about what they’ll do once their skin is “healed, better, or different,” while denying themselves of the life they could be living right now. I’ve also learned that our skin is the physical embodiment of our innate self-worth.

Whether you’re working through a skin condition, are struggling to accept your physical appearance, or want to add some spirit to your skincare, here are the tools that I’ve used on myself and my clients to help shift our skincare mindset …

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1// Give yourself a crystal facial massage
Crystals can work wonders helping to set intentions around your skin—and one way is with a crystal facial massage. Here’s how to do it:

  • Choose a crystal that symbolizes your skin intention. Pink Transparent Calcite (for non-judgment and comparison), Apatite (willpower for shifting your skin mindset) and Malachite (forgiveness, committing to this journey) are some of the crystals I’ve prescribed to clients.
  • Get comfortable, cleanse your space, and connect to the crystal. Hold it in your hand and feel its energy. As you hold it, visualize your intention. If it’s to help you to forgive yourself for the unkind words you’ve said about your skin in the past, imagine this forgiving energy passing through your body. Then ask the crystal to offer you support and guidance in achieving this.
  • With the crystal in front of you, start to massage all around your face in upward and outward strokes using a face oil. With each movement, feel your intention sinking into your skin at the same time.

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2// Journal to go beneath the surface
A lot of our limiting beliefs about our appearance reside deep below the surface. Use journaling to investigate your relationship with your skin and unearth subconscious beliefs.

Here are a few questions to start with:

-How would you describe your skin? Think about the language you use, is it positive or negative?
-What does the word ‘comparison’ bring up for you, in relation to your skin?
-What memories do you have where someone made a comment about your skin or appearance and how has this had an impact on you?
-What has your inner critic said to you today? Do you believe what it told you? How do you usually talk to yourself when you’re in front of the mirror?

Through journaling, I realized that I used only negative words to describe my skin and would skip past the features I liked. So I decided to start accentuating the parts of my face that I did love, like my lips. See what comes up for you and what tools you can use to release and heal these limiting beliefs. I’ve used tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique), binaural beats and visualization in response to what I uncovered in my journal, and written letters to my skin.

Giselle guides a client

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3// Synch your skincare with the Moon
The phases of the Moon phases can provide a mirror to examine our self-image triggers, and a framework for charting our inner work and emotional landscape over a period of time. Here’s how to incorporate each phase into your skincare routine …

New Moon. Use this time of new beginnings to set an intention for your skin. It could be to reconnect with your skin. Start with self-massage, simply feeling the skin beneath your fingertips. This is also the time to add any new products in to your beauty routine.

Waxing Moon. Check in with the intentions you set at the New Moon, examining how you’re feeling about your appearance now, and thinking about how you can move closer to growing your intentions and reconnecting with your skin. Your skin is also the most absorbent and receptive to nutrients now, so add in a serum with hydrating properties or a nourishing face mask.

Full Moon. Take a moment to celebrate yourself, thanking yourself for all of the work you’ve been doing to shift your skin mindset. There can be heightened emotions and energy at this time, so make sure you’re filling your cup back up with restorative baths or an Ayurvedic abhyanga massage.

Waning Moon. Use this phase for journaling and exploring the limiting beliefs that might have come up for you over this cycle, reflecting on what you need to release in order to grow. To support this internal cleansing and shedding, use an exfoliating body scrub, try body brushing, or add in a detoxifying charcoal soap to draw out impurities and toxins.

Dark Moon. Give yourself a break! It’s easy to end up with spiritual overload, I’ve been there many times – digging into shadow work, past life astrology, and the deepest crevices of my psyche all before lunch ain’t easy! Allow yourself this time to restore, heal, imagine, and to press pause.

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4// Use the tarot to talk to your skin 
The tarot is a powerful tool for working on your mindset and self-worth, and I use it daily for both myself and in my rediscovery: skin sessions. You can start with a single card pull, asking the deck to show you how you can work on your self-image. Use the cards to start a conversation with your skin and listen to what it needs.

Example:
In the Rider-Waite-Smith deck, the Two of Swords depicts a blindfolded woman with two swords crossed over her. The moon is above her and a body of water lies behind her. This card is all about taking the time and space to be still and look inwards. To embody this card, think about how you can create a boundary that allows you to dive into your own self-care. Allow this stillness to offer you intuitive guidance as to where you’re in need of healing and any areas of low self-worth. Use this as an invitation to see through your third eye rather than your physical eyes.

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5// Meditate for both mind and skin
Meditation is a powerful tool for shifting our skin mindset, and for relieving the stress that can trigger or aggravate neuro-inflammatory conditions such as acne.

In sessions, I guide my clients through a skin-focused meditation, which fosters gratitude, forgiveness, acceptance, and kindness, and includes a simultaneous facial self-message that creates physical connection with the skin.

*You can download a version of this meditation HERE. You’ll need cleansed skin, a comfortable space, and a facial oil in easy reach, then plug in and tune out.

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Giselle La Pompe-Moore offers one-to-one rediscovery: skin sessions that guide you to shift your skin mindset to a path of acceptance and gratitude. Her rediscovery: soul sessions incorporate reiki, tarot, and meditation. Both are held either virtually or in-person in London. She also hosts monthly Mirrorscope skin healing circles

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: FEBRUARY 11-17 2019

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Aquarius // Aquarius Rising
Pushing a wheel up a mountain. Maybe there is extra effort. You might be feeling the burn of climbing uphill. But this is not Sisyphus’ boulder. This is a wheel. Your inventiveness and strategy will pay off. You are working hard and eventually you’ll get to the top. Then you’ll be able to feel the momentum as you coast downhill. Accept where you are and give it your all. It’s fun to put in effort!

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Pisces // Pisces Rising
Big stretch. In this symbol, you’re slowly waking yourself up after a nice nap. Stretch and savor a moment of rest. You don’t have to hurry to the next phase yet, but soon you’ll be busy with more activity. Are there any dreamy ideas that have been forming in the background over the last few weeks? Give these a little more thought. They might be important soon.

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Aries // Aries Rising
Carving your name in a tree. Leave a message for the future. Make your mark. When you put yourself out there it can be scary at first, but in the end there is a meaningful new mental or social connection. Don’t be afraid to embrace the parts of you that are different. Don’t be afraid to share your uniqueness or even weirdness with the world. We need your leadership.

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Taurus // Taurus Rising
Examining butterfly wings. It’s time to collect your specimens. What will you learn when you look closer? You need to understand the data or the science when it comes to your work, career, or sacred vocation. It’s time to be objective and truly study your dreams and the actions that you’re taking to meet your goals. It will be easier to fly high when you understand the data.

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Gemini // Gemini Rising
Embroidery. Stitch by stitch. Your design is developing. Your philosophies are expanding. The picture of your life is becoming more clear as you refine and improve, one tiny movement at a time. Step back and get a good look at what you are creating. Then take action and express yourself. This moment is about defining your clear design, then creating it stitch by stitch.

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Cancer // Cancer Rising
Putting dinner in the oven. You’ve done the mental preparation. Now it’s time to put your creation in the oven and let it do its own thing. There are times when you can crunch and effort and work. And there are times when you just need to let it all play out. Surrender. Take a step back. If you feel the need to do something during this time, then make sure it’s very intentional.

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Leo // Leo Rising
Infinity mirror. The angles of the mirrors cause your reflection to repeat infinitely. You may not be seeing something accurately. Your mind is working overtime to put the image together in a way that makes more sense. Keep questioning your interpretations. This is a moment to gain new levels of clarity about how you’re showing up in the world and the agreements that you’re making.

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Virgo // Virgo Rising
Vegetable garden. A garden is wild and scientific at the same time. How can you be earthy, natural ,and wild, but also efficient? You need to feel deeply connected to Mother Earth. Focus on balancing your root chakra so that you feel secure, while also taking care to check the appropriate boxes and get things done. This is a busy time, perfect for refining your work flow. Embody practicality and wildness simultaneously.

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Libra // Libra Rising
Floating on a cloud. When you were a kid, did you ever imagine yourself floating on a cloud? What a brilliant dream it would be to sink into a soft fluffy cloud bed and gaze down at the beautiful landscape. It’s time to reconnect with your dreams and imagination. Reinvigorate yourself so that there is less mundane and more creative. Get your ego out of the way and play like an imaginative child.

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Scorpio // Scorpio Rising
A mouse hole. Everybody needs a cozy private space that is tucked away from the outside view. Tend to your inner world. Your relationship with yourself can blossom through journalling. Your home can be simplified and cleansed. Your mental space can be explored through meditation. These are just a few examples of how to go inward. Hold space for yourself.

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Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising
Song birds. Our minds can be wild and filled with chatter. Thoughts flowing in every direction. Imagine a bird. Sometimes birdsong can sound disharmonious. Turn the dial in your mind so that your mental chatter turns into song. Pay attention to the words that you tell yourself. You can sing positive praises to yourself, as long as you’re remaining mindful.

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Capricorn // Capricorn Rising
Number sequence 123. Step by step. You must keep yourself moving along sequentially. Don’t get too far ahead of yourself. It’s not over until it’s over. Be careful not to lag behind. Organization will help. Find your rhythm and keep on moving. This is your chance to see what you can build. The more steady and systematic you are, the more you’ll trust the process.

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