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.

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.

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: APRIL 29—MAY 5 2019

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

Photo: Ken Cheung

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: APRIL 22—29

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

Photo: Gauravdeep Singh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TAURUS SEASON 2019: YOU ARE ENOUGH

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

Photo: Jakob Owens

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

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

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

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Sun in Taurus (4.20-5.21)

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

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

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

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

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

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Mars in Cancer (5.15-7.1)

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

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

THE APRIL 19 LIBRA FULL MOON WANTS YOU TO BLOOM BIG

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Being open to change is a state of mind.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: APRIL 15—21

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

Photo: Stanislav Kondratiev

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Outtake from the U.S. launch last month

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

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

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

THE 2019 ARIES NEW MOON WANTS YOU TO WAKE UP

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

Photo: Anderson Rian

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

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

Now you get to hear the engine turn over.

You get a spark.

What do you want to spark in your life?

What are you ready to turn over?

What part of you is coming to life?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Set intentions for how you want to live. 

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

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

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

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

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New Moon square Saturn

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

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

WORK WITH SATURN TO TAME YOUR INNER CRITIC

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

Photo: David Menidrey

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

So, where did this Inner Critic come from?

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

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

So what does this have to do with Saturn?!

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

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

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

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

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