NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES SEPTEMBER 17-23 2018

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

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Virgo // Virgo Rising
Feathers falling from the sky. Lighten up. Discover how you can drift more gently through the situation at hand. Dip in and dip out. Don’t take anything too seriously, but get a good overview of what’s going on. You could think of yourself as a channel surfer when you are considering the important issues you are working with. Check out everything, without getting too attached. Float on by.

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Libra // Libra Rising
Plug in the extension cord. You need more power. The source of power is hidden, but it doesn’t matter because you can reach it by extension. Go off into a quiet room and rejuvenate. Charge your batteries. When you step back into the center of activity you’ll be making powerful decisions.

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Scorpio // Scorpio Rising
A herd of galloping horses. If you move with the herd, you’ll save yourself time and energy. This symbol evokes the power of the group. Cherish your community and find ways to connect. Move in unison so that you can make a big impact. There are moments to be great leader and there are moments to make yourself of service. Find the right balance for now.

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Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising
Walking across a wide open field. There’s nothing you can’t handle. There’s no need to look back. When you move forward you let go of the past and you trust in your potential. No matter where you are in life, you must trust in your potential to rejuvenate and start again. Now is a moment to gather inner peace and inner trust. Through meditation you’ll know exactly how to meet your goals and stride forward.

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Capricorn // Capricorn Rising 
A star forms a window into another universe. A little light peeks through from unknown dimensions. What will you do to reach a fresh way of thinking? Can you see the world around you in a new way? Use your imagination and play with different perspectives. Maybe that sewage grate leads somewhere magical. Maybe that tired old conversation can lead to an exciting realization. Nothing is as it seems.

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Aquarius // Aquarius Rising
Cup your hands. Your hands are an extension of your heart. When you hold hands, you share love. When you reach out your hands you reach for connection. Cupping your hands creates an emotional container that can be filled. Pause and feel your emotions. Hold onto the feelings instead of pushing them away. Before you can let go and move on, you need to feel fully. Take the time to do so.

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Pisces // Pisces Rising
X marks the spot. Get clear about the focus, the goal, the treasure. It’s so easy to miss the mark. To dig in the wrong places. To ride out bad communication patterns and be aggressive or defensive. You know you’ve found irreplaceable treasure when you know how to diffuse defensiveness through clear communication and healthy boundaries. The hidden treasure is your ability to create interpersonal connection. Find it.

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Aries // Aries Rising 
A squirrel leaps to a new tree. Small woodland animals represent the daily work that you do to survive. A squirrel fills her day with chores and she is constantly organizing. Pay attention to your workflows and systems. Get grounded. But, it may also be time to leap to a new tree. There is something big that must change. Maybe that means a new habit, a new challenge. The trick is to stay grounded and organized through this busy process.

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Taurus // Taurus Rising 
A heart shaped hole in the ground. Let’s unpack this symbol: love is a big focus for you at this time. The ground is your foundation. A hole usually ends up being filled— some action must be taken. Fill your foundation with love. Love for yourself will be the soil that fertilizes all the seeds of your life. Love for yourself is your foundation and from there you can share your most creative and vibrant self. The way to love yourself more is by taking action. Do something positive that helps you believe in yourself.

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Gemini // Gemini Rising
A spider rests in her web. People often get creeped out by spiders. If that’s you, look closer. What are you afraid to look at directly? What do you need to see that you aren’t seeing? Whatever it is will help you come home to yourself. You can unlock the thing that must be acknowledged through meditation, journaling, art, or music. The spider is a weaver— she creates. Create something that helps you feel.

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Cancer // Cancer Rising
A butterfly is reflected in a clear pool. You learn and change and grow. You transform from the caterpillar into the butterfly. Now you continue to find yourself reflected in new ways. You are still changing. There are so many different ways that can live. The goal is to be limitless. The joy is to find the fun in variety. Don’t box yourself in. Let yourself continue to change. Nothing is finite.

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Leo // Leo Rising
A field of warm coals. There is so much warmth, so much heat, so much energy. You’ve got the fire of life as your foundation. The hot coals mean that the potential is there. Now you just have to decide where you’ll start the bonfires. Don’t worry about how you’ll do your most important work. Just decide where to stack the wood right now. You have everything you need.

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LUNAR FENG SHUI: ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE WITH THE CYCLES

In keeping with the vibes of Virgo season, Meghan Wallace James’ guide to Lunar Feng Shui reveals how powerful intention setting starts at home …

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The New Moon offers us the chance to use darkness to initiate insightful alignment in both our inner and outer worlds (especially true during Virgo Season, the zodiac’s queen of divine detail!)

Let’s start by bringing back the concept of boudoir—a French term that includes the master bedroom, closet, and bathroom, and designed for deep withdrawal and privacy. For this lunar cycle, we’ll start with the master bathroom. In its most romanticized context, a bathroom is a place to leisurely commune with Higher Self: a space to practice self care while contemplating the mysteries of The Universe …

Follow the steps below for each moon phase and sync your space with the cosmos! And if you want more time to prepare, you can plan to begin your Lunar Feng Shui experiment with the October 8 Libra New Moon …

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// NEW MOON// Embrace the mess & purge the past. 
1// During the New Moon phase, sit in quiet contemplation in the heart center of your boudoir. Feel into this space and internally inquire: How would an infusion of elegant minimalism and cleanliness bolster my energy? How would a streamlined bathroom positively influence my energetic imprint within my home and beyond?How does the lunar cycle provide an inherent rhythm to a beautifully powerful reset? Answers will come. Give gratitude. Then, in the name of Beauty, enter your bathroom…

2// Turn on the lights, and your ‘energy detective’ eyes. What do you see? Which metaphors are visible? Embrace the mess – yes, your mess. In divine right timing, dedicate the time to move out of your bathroom before moving back into your bathroom. Take an old sheet and lay it in the hallway to protect the floor. Empty everything out of the bathroom, placing all toiletries, cosmetics, towels, you name it, on the sheet. Allow the sheer bulk to resonate.  Your bathroom was holding all this energy for you. Energy that is likely somewhat damp, moldy, grungy, or expired.  “Thank you dear bathroom.”

3// Now it is time to deep clean. Even if you are blessed with a cleaning service, today this is your job. Play chants, or eclectic world music to lift the stagnation from every nook and cranny. Scrub: scrub the sink, scrub the shower, scrub the bath, scrub the toilet. Clean inside the medicine cabinet and any drawers. Get on your hands and knees and do not miss a spot. Here’s the kicker: you are not just cleaning your space, you are cleaning your subconscious as well. So, clean until it becomes a graceful moving meditation. When you are done, open the window(s) and apply smoke medicine: Smudge your bathroom. Smudge your body. Heck, smudge your whole home.

4// Next, head back to the sheet holding all of your items. Let go of what no longer serves you, no longer captivates you. If you would not use the product on or in your body, rinse and recycle the container.  If something carries a negative emotional trigger – no matter what you paid for it, or who gave it to you – donate it. Keep the toilet brush and plunger out of your bathroom; these are unsightly, unsanitary and should live with the other cleaning supplies in your home, for like items prefer to live together.

5// Wipe down your remaining products. Wash the towels in a hot water cycle, take the hair out of your hairbrush, wash the cup holding your toothbrush, rinse the trash can, rinse and fill the soap dispenser … you get the idea. Place what remains back into your bathroom, with thoughtful consideration of your self care routine. Perhaps a fresh placement makes more sense? Remember, like items do best together. Aim to cultivate some empty space, which is a place for fresh energy to land, particularly if you are calling in Love & Abundance.

6// Finish with a shower, and then ideally an Epsom salt soak. You will sleep well tonight and likely have vivid dreams. Keep a notepad and pen on your bedside table, to capture any downloaded jewels.

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// WAXING MOON// Get ready for an upgrade 
Whew, with your bathroom purged, cleaned and realigned, what special touches could you now add? What ‘daily gems’ could be upgraded? ‘Daily gems’ are the household items we interact with on an everyday basis – the pretty hand towels and dry brushes of the world. They should inspire and uplift us, subliminally reinforcing: “I have a beautiful home; ease and grace surround me.” Easy, affordable upgrades in your bathroom can make a huge impact on your mood, such as a new shower curtain, a vibrant bathmat, or a bud vase with a single clipping from your yard.

Please do not overlook your cosmetics kit. Consider fewer products, all natural and high quality. Consider a signature scent for the upcoming crispness of Fall. Consider a new candle, to add a fire element to a very watery part of your home.

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// FULL MOON// Celebrate the spatial shift 
This is the easy part: revel in the Oasis you have created. Reflect on your morning and evening beauty routines … do they feel more luxurious? Has anything shifted in your life since revamping your bathroom? Do you feel lighter and brighter perhaps? Hopefully you find yourself lounging in your tub even longer, dropping in some essential oils, lighting your new candle and using this time for decadent insight.  Marvelous ideas are birthed when we are inspired by what we see and sense.

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// WANING MOON// Revise & refine
You are sensing the correlation between visual metaphor and lived experience. With that in mind, is there another layer of purging that could happen? Do you truly need seventeen face creams? Do you really require that storage unit, adding bulk and taking up precious floor space? Make one final pass of your bathroom before moving onto a new spatial aspect of your Boudoir, or your home at large, with the next New Moon. Just wait and see… This work is addictive and effective. Your home will soon be completely activated and in tune with Luna!

**BONUS: Where does your boudoir fall on The Bagua? Use the chart below to discover! A Bagua is a Westernized Feng Shui energy map of a space, using the front door as a point of orientation, dividing the area into nine equal sized zones – or ‘guas’. Each gua has a name and energetic correlation, material element, color family, as well as a variety of other associations. … 

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Graphic: Meghan Wallace James & Sam Haskins

Meghan Wallace Jamesis a mother, manufacturing engineer, Parsons-trained fashion designer, stylist, and healer – bringing it all together with her bicoastal Modern Feng Shui Consultancy. Meghan is honored to offer The Numinous readers a 10% discount with code NUMINOUS, for this lunar cycle ending October 7, 2018. Ready to Begin Again? Connect with her at meghanwallacejames.com and follow her on Instagram.

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES SEPTEMBER 10-16 2018

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

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Virgo // Virgo Rising
A buffet. There are so many options on the table. There are multiple ways to turn. Be focused and singular. Look straight ahead and choose. And then move to the next option. Small bites. Clean, focused, in alignment. You can have a full plate if you take things one at a time.

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Libra // Libra Rising
Galloping horses. They are running toward the stable. They are going home. There’s a momentum in place. All you have to do is let yourself be carried. Fall asleep on the horse’s back, dream and rest while you let this journey play out. Soon you’ll be standing on your own two feet and everything will be different.

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Scorpio // Scorpio Rising
A spread of tarot cards. You pick the card and receive a message. There are messages swirling  around you. It’s time to find something that inspires you to move forward. Don’t go too fast and ignore the message. When you find the words or symbols that resonate with you, let them sink in.

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Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising
Bumble bees buzzing around a hive. This is a busy time. It’s not just about you. There are many others working to get the job done. Find your rhythm and connect to others while you work. This is an important moment for you to be out in the world, buzzing around. You may find that your world expands and that you’re able to fly higher in your work. Stay curious.

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Capricorn // Capricorn Rising
A strong exhale. Let go, release, exhale. Before you can connect to your inner strength and your values, you need to be centered and present in the moment. Let go of the swirl of thoughts and ideas. An exhale has the ability to calm down your brain. It signals relaxation on a physiological level. From a relaxed place you can find a higher vibration.

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Aquarius // Aquarius Rising
A fan made of rainbow colors. There’s a spectrum of possibility. Let that be your salve if it feels like you’re about to get stuck. Choose new. Choose again. Choose now. Being present will help your relationships. Let go of the past and recognize that in this moment, there is always the chance to choose again. The wheel turns and life is always changing.

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Pisces // Pisces Rising
A handkerchief. Examine how you’ve traditionally done relationships. What was your old way of doing things? What will your new way be? A handkerchief is an old-fashioned tool that helps you work with the flow of your emotions. Maybe there are some traditions that can help you now in your relationships. And maybe some new patterns are necessary.

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Aries // Aries Rising
A lion roars. There’s a fascination with breaking free. Can you jailbreak yourself from the responsibilities or routines that bind? Use your personal strength to stand up for yourself. But remember that you are the boss and you’re the only one who can change the way your life functions. You are in control. So make your experience the way you want it to be.

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Taurus // Taurus Rising
A butterfly meanders across the meadow. Embody gracefulness, as you always do. But fly. Explore. See what’s out there. See how far you can go. There are dreams to be dreamed and adventures to take. The only way they will be achievable is if you just flow with them instead of pushing. Decide on a small thing that will make you happy. Now meander in that direction.

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Gemini // Gemini Rising
Holding a cup with a straw. Take this opportunity to keep the world at bay. Create a feeling of intimacy, pull everything in closer. Stand closer to the people you love. Pull the blankets into a cozy safe barrier that helps you feel safe. This will help you connect to your feelings. Instead of an intense emotional experience, imagine yourself sipping emotions through a straw. It’s not an intense rush, its a steady flow.

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Cancer // Cancer Rising
A slice of pie. Find out what makes your heart sing. So many flavors of pies. So many options. You don’t need to do the same old thing. You don’t need to stick to the status quo. Find your sense of curiosity. Nothing is sweet when there is no excitement. This is the moment to look all around, sample a bit of everything and let your mind expand.

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Leo // Leo Rising
A ferris wheel. When you get to the very top, there’s a feeling of exhilaration. So get there. Feel like you’re on top of the world, but also notice that there is no expansion without a sense of groundedness. The ferris wheel must have a steady base. Connect to your base and connect to your expansion. Make space for a little bit of both.

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THE 2018 VIRGO NEW MOON WANTS YOU TO HONOR YOURSELF

The 2018 Virgo New Moon invites us to attend to the divine details, relax into the deeper rhythms of change, and honor ourselves so we can better serve the world, says Sandy Sitron

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New Moon :: September 9 2018 :: 2:02 pm ET :: 17 degrees Virgo

When we live life through the filter of Virgo, we learn that many small parts make up the whole. Here is a platter of tiny take-aways. Spoon-fed digestible bites …

The sun glints off the handle of a metal walking stick. 

Take pride. Stand up straight. Embody your solar fire and stay in movement. Your assertive and incessant motion will help you spiral around the mountain, straight to the top. This is the season of service. Although you are able to be of service, you mustn’t be bashful. You are here to share your offering at the altar.

What is the altar that you are currently tending? To be able to tend to the altar, you must honor yourself and have pride. Do the work you are here to do and stand tall.

A hidden metronome.
At this moon you can time your life to a hidden metronome. Even if the patterns and cycles are changing around you, there is a deeper rhythm. Connect to it. The trees can be your guides.

Everything is changing and you are making adjustments. But below this reality there is a steadiness. The seasons always return.

Handfuls of walnuts.
Walnut halves look like lungs. Breathe in and breath out. The focus is on health and nurturance. What small thing can you do about your daily routine?

Honor yourself. Do good, healthy things for yourself. Self-care will become magnified because of the Moon’s sextile to Jupiter. Your ability to be of service expands because of the practical and caring actions that you take.

Virgo season is all about the details. The squirrel is obsessed with every tiny nut. But the squirrel would die without also preparing for the winter. Find the larger cycle. Connect to the big picture. Zoom in and zoom out. Use your sixth sense to tune into what’s really important.

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Moon opposite Neptune
Eating flowers. 

This is a moment to draw a straight line between your daily work and your dreams. What will help you can bring these two things closer together? Eating flowers still seems like a magical thing. A thing that you shouldn’t be able to do. But you can. You can feed yourself on beauty. Your everyday world can be sustained by magic. You just have to synthesize.

Moon sextile Jupiter
Honey pots. 

Mmmm … can’t get enough of this sweetness. The potential to magnify and attract abundance is present. This sextile can help you transcend. Open your heart to everything that’s possible. Open yourself to how you want to feel. Because the moon is in Virgo, focus on self-care and organization. This will put you in a positive mindset and raise your vibration. Expansive results will follow.

Moon trine Pluto
Converting your engine to run on vegetable oil. 

There’s a transformation on deck. Can it be sustainable? Can it make your world a better place? This is a supportive aspect between Pluto, the planet of deeply fixed emotional patterns, and the Moon, the signifier of your emotional flow and emotional intelligence. These two in harmony can help you cry the tears that got stuck in the past. They can be midwives of catharsis. Bathe in their supportive waters. Cleanse and change your patterns. Upgrade.

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Use the below journal questions to help you journey deeper into the 2018 Virgo New Moon. Look for the house containing 17 degrees Virgo in your chart for the most accurate insights. Don’t know your chart? You can enter your birth details HERE to calculate it for free.

Aries // Aries Rising // New Moon in the 6th house
What will help you harness your schedule?

Taurus // Taurus Rising // New Moon in the 5th house
How will you illuminate pleasure in your lfie?

Gemini // Gemini Rising // New Moon in the 4th house
What does your heart need?

Cancer // Cancer Rising // New Moon in the 3rd house 
Who thinks differently from you? What can you learn from them?

Leo // Leo Rising // New Moon in the 2nd house 
What makes you feel safe?

Virgo // Virgo Rising // New Moon in the 1st house 
What are you ready for now?

Libra // Libra Rising // New Moon in the 12th house
What do you want to feel hopeful about?

Scorpio // Scorpio Rising // New Moon in the 11th house 
What would you like to dream into reality?

Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising // New Moon in the 10th house 
How can you celebrate how far you’ve come?

Capricorn // Capricorn Rising // New Moon in the 9th house 
What would exploration offer you now?

Aquarius // Aquarius Rising // New Moon in the 8th house 
What will help you tune into your emotions?

Pisces // Pisces Rising // New Moon in the 7th house 
What needs to be said?

NUMINOUS TAROTSCOPE SEPTEMBER 6 2018: 9 OF SWORDS

The 9 of Swords invites us to face our shadow work and let it lead us towards the light of non-judgement, says this month’s reader-in-residence, Mademoiselle DanielleCast using the Dark Days Tarot by Wren McCurdo

CHOOSING COMPASSION IN A CALLOUT CULTURE

A former social media “comment crusader,” diversity and inclusion specialist Aaron Rose is committed to moving beyond the “us vs. them” callout culture. PLUS Aaron shares 7 ways to upgrade your spiritual activism by choosing connection and compassion over fear …

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With 15 years working as a facilitator, educator, and consultant in the field of “Diversity & Inclusion,” my overarching mission is to heal our world’s generational patterns of separation so that we can all thrive as our authentic selves. Though always important, this work has of course taken on even more urgency in the escalating polarization following the 2016 election.

But in the last few years I have had to rethink some of how I was originally trained to approach this work. Namely, that relying on a callout culture of shame and dehumanization—however subtle or justified—as motivating tools of change, will never resolve the isolation and exclusion we ultimately seek to address.

Historically, my work focused on explaining the history of institutionalized oppression and practicing “dos and don’ts” for interacting with different groups. The premise—albeit often unspoken—was that we were there to help the privileged people understand how to treat the marginalized people better. Many people did indeed leave feeling more informed and better prepared to work with people different from themselves. However, when others would express feeling upset, confused, or silenced, I knew something was missing.

Many of my colleagues wrote this off as collateral damage—some people would just never get it, they said. And if a white man left feeling upset, maybe that was a good thing, because lots of people have been upset for a long time. I understood the logic, but this theory of social change felt incomplete to me. It’s a dynamic that has become all too familiar in social media interactions in which people are called out for offensive or exclusionary behavior and summarily “canceled” or rejected without any space for recourse or repair.

Back then, my life mirrored my work. I genuinely saw light and potential in everyone—and wanted to help us all understand each other better. But, truthfully, I usually meant, you (a person with historically more access and power than most) needed to understand me (a trans and queer person with experiences of violence and marginalization).

My approach was that of a pretty typical East Coast liberal. I would passionately launch into Facebook comment monologues, determined to get people to understand how they were hurting others, while distancing myself from people based on their presumably more privileged identities. My tone was condescending at best, and vitriolic at worst. I wanted people to understand the harm they were doing, and I wanted it to stop. Now.

Deep down, I, like so many others, felt scared and misunderstood. In most of the jobs I’d had as a young adult, I’d experienced harassment and discrimination—from prying questions about my transgender identity, to constant misgendering, to sexual harassment and violence—and the pain of my own marginalization kept me in a defensive stance.

I was quick to judge people’s politics, and even quicker to let them know about it—when separated by a screen and a keyboard. In most cases, there was little hope for redemption once someone had acted in a way I deemed oppressive, racist, heterosexist, transphobic, or more. But for all my accusations of division and dehumanization, I too was compartmentalizing people, saying things like “I could never be real friends with a straight guy … he just wouldn’t get me.” It hadn’t occurred to me yet that maybe I didn’t really get him either. I had never thought to ask.

While doing the work of humanizing historically excluded minorities, I had been unwittingly dehumanizing others. It seemed natural to view my work as an us vs. them quest to change some people’s minds on behalf of others. But I’ve come to understand that this approach will only continue to amplify the feeling of uneasy disconnection that characterizes so much of modern life, particularly online: the fear of being judged, the fear of being harmed, the fear that saying the wrong thing will result in excommunication.

The work that many pioneering LGBTQ people, people of color, women, and other historically marginalized people have done to legitimize the acknowledgement of our individual pain and institutionalized discrimination is important and invaluable. That kind of self-expression and community accountability is indispensable. But if simply being able to recite our personal and collective histories of oppression back and forth to one another with flawless terminology was going to create true progress, we would not be in our current accelerating state of political polarization and identity-based isolation. If we truly want a more just and connected world, we all have to go a step further.

Today, I no longer take to social media with fear and contempt to catalogue the ways in which others are letting me down. I’ve shifted my focus from what we’re tearing down to an approach that does not calcify divisions but instead catalyzes connection. This does not mean releasing people from accountability or never speaking up against injustice. It simply means setting the intention to treat no human being as if they are disposable, even if they are failing to honor our humanity. It means creating the conditions in which we can, as adrienne maree brown writes, “default to trust on a community level.”

Below, I share 7 ways we can be stewards of this paradigm shift:

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1// Heal yourself to heal the world. Your work starts with you – owning your story, and releasing the blocks that stand between you and truly recognizing yourself in another. Regardless of your identities, our conditioned social autopilot reinforces the idea that connecting with people from different backgrounds puts us at risk in some way. For those of us (read: all of us!) who have felt minimized or unsafe because of who we are, leaning into even more discomfort can feel scary. But the more we connect with our own sense of humanity, the more we can extend that to others.

**Action Step: Take some time to meditate on welcoming feelings of safety. The more you cultivate a feeling of security within yourself, the more you will be able to welcome others into your world. You are safe, you are resilient, you are here to thrive and make space for others do the same. This meditation is one of my favorites. You can also check out my meditation series here.

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2// Redefine how you love. We are all called to love each other now as if our lives depended on it. Because they do. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke often about agape love as the driving force behind all his work. He said, “And this is what Jesus means … when he says, ‘Love your enemy.’ And it’s significant that he does not say, ‘Like your enemy’ … There are a lot of people that I find it difficult to like. I don’t like what they do to me. I don’t like what they say about me and other people … But Jesus says love them. And love is greater than like. Love is understanding, redemptive goodwill for all men, so that you love everybody, because God loves them.”

**Action Step: Practice silently blessing every person you encounter and wishing them peace and happiness. Your world will begin to transform before your eyes, from the inside out.

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3// Meditate for real. Meditation creates space between external stimuli and our responses, allowing us to act as we choose, versus on autopilot. In the same way that  we cannot change our world unless we face the truth of it, we cannot embody a new energy of love unless we retrain our nervous systems. Meditation is the path to this change.

**Action Step: Practice the Buddhist metta, or loving kindness, meditation. A common mantra is: May you be happy, May you be healthy, May you be safe, May you live a life of peace. Extend this blessing first to yourself, then to those you love, then to the world around you, and finally to the people who you find it hardest to love. This practice is a gift you can give yourself anywhere, anytime.

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4// Know our history, know yourself. We make it a lot easier for others to trust us and give us room to grow when we show up fully. In the context of identity and social change, this means understanding our world’s historical patterns of exclusion and violence. Acknowledge your part and make amends, for yourself as well as your ancestors. Understand both your access and power, as well as your history of pain and struggle. Recognize that we all have inherent biases, and be prepared to acknowledge them as they surface. Learn bystander intervention protocol and be ready for action.

**Action Step: What are your identities? Where do you fall toward the margins and where do you have more access? Explore Kimberle Crenshaw’s work on intersectionality to develop a deeper understanding of how our combination of identities shape our experience of the world.

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5// Release perfection, embrace integrity. We will all make mistakes along the way. Doing this work is about integrity: staying in alignment with your values and maintaining your sense of wholeness in the process. No one comes from the same perspective, and many of us do not have an academic foundation in theories of oppression and liberation. Despite our commitment to love, none of us will have the perfect word every time.

**Action Step: How will you respond when you or someone else messes up? What are your go-to phrases for communicating when a boundary has been crossed? How will you apologize and repair? Practicing ahead of time allows our brains to find the right words when our bodies are in fight or flight.

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6// Reframe callouts as opportunities for connection. When someone tells you your words were offensive, it’s easy to get defensive and push back. And to build a culture where everyone can thrive, we need to reframe how we perceive negative feedback. Humans don’t often take the time to let somebody know they feel hurt unless some part of us cares about being understood by the person who hurt us. Framed this way, each callout is a gift in service of our collective healing and evolution. Show the same investment in the connection by showing up to learn and repair together.

**Action Step: Practice responding to call-outs with grace and integrity. Pick your go-to phrases. Some options: “Thank you for letting me know how my words impacted you. I’m committed to building a community where everyone feels welcome.” “I hear what you’re saying and I will shift my words in the future. I’m sorry I used that hurtful language.” P.S. You really have to mean it, so align your energy with your words before pressing “share.”

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7// Redefine the personal vs. political binary. Who actually benefits from the idea that there is a difference between the personal and political? Certainly not you and me. Taking responsibility for caring for all life on Earth is the most profound investment we can make in our own self-care.

Action Step: How can you realign what is best for you as being what is best for all sentient beings? For example, is your meditation or intention-setting practice exclusively about your individual life? Set intentions not only for personal wealth and happiness, but for white people’s capacity to release our dependency on white supremacy, for example. For the renewing of our healthy relationship with planet Earth. For men’s commitment to repairing the wounds of the patriarchy. And for ongoing guidance about your role within the larger process. The support is there. You need only to tap in and ask.

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Aaron Rose is a writer, speaker, and diversity & inclusion coach. In his spare time you can find him waxing poetic about quantum physics, boy bands, and healing intergenerational trauma. Follow Aaron online at @aaronxrose and learn more about his work, including his upcoming healthy masculinity intensive for conscious men, at www.theaaronrose.com

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES SEPTEMBER 3-9 2018

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

Numinous weekly horoscopes Sandy Sitron September 3 2018 Crystal points
Photo: Carole Smile

Virgo // Virgo Rising
Making a campfire. Put your body into the work. The more active you can be, the more you’ll ease your mind. Look at what you can build. A campfire symbolizes focused energy to nurture and sustain. Build something practical for yourself and others. Keep your hands busy. Focus on action.

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

Libra // Libra Rising
A caterpillar makes its way across the forest floor. There are many moving parts. Before you can transform, you must spend time on the ground. Think of where you are as one leg of the journey. The goal is transformation. Soon you’ll become the butterfly. For now raise your awareness of yourself and keep putting one foot in front of the other.

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

Scorpio // Scorpio Rising
A group of crystal points. You can be strong, you can be sharp and you can transcend. Become more clear and directed. You have friends who can help you see your true self. Surround yourself with people who lift you up. Put the pieces in place that will help you catch hold of your new vision. Capture the higher vibration.

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

Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising
A large wave. Is it a tidal wave or is it all the momentum that you’ve been building? You can interpret the current energy as something that’s about to take you under, or exactly what you’ve wished for. It’s your choice. Let the waves flow. Welcome any adjustments that need to be made. Take the opportunity to feel like you’re on top of the world.

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

Capricorn // Capricorn Rising
A rainbow stretches across the sky. There’s a new destination appearing. It’s not easy to map. It might be something that is more philosophical than real. It’s your pot of gold. The values and inspirations that keep you going, even when rain clouds gather. Stay focused on your highest ideals and everything else will fall into place.

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

Aquarius // Aquarius Rising
A spear. You fly through the air like a spear and you land directly in the heart of the matter. You don’t want to miss your mark. You want to go into the center of what’s important. There’s no time for small talk. Drive straight into the heart, the center of emotion and love. Describe your real emotions so that you create intimacy.

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

Pisces // Pisces Rising
The shadow of giant wings. There is a glimmer of a higher perspective. It’s possible to take flight. Lift your mindset and arrive at a more logical, objective and diplomatic way of thinking. Alternatively, this symbol can also represent a feeling of being hunted. Are you giving your power away? You don’t have to be the prey, but you don’t have to be the hunter either. It’s time to work equally and together.

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

Aries // Aries Rising
A horse and carriage racing at top speed. If you have a moment to catch your breath, pause and look at how much ground you’ve already covered. You’ve gotten a lot done. But now there are more details to attend to. Work and take action. Move quickly. Get the details all sorted out. The more you can achieve, the more you’ll feel like you’ve gotten ahead. Just make sure to take breaks and drink water.

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

Taurus // Taurus Rising
Looking through a telescope. You can examine yourself with an imaginary telescope. Focus and magnify. See yourself in the brightest possible light, taking up space. Shine bright. Be creative and have fun. You can share your grand vision with the world. Turn the dial of the telescope so that your image of yourself becomes bigger.

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

Gemini // Gemini Rising
Garden herbs. Sustenance and medicine all at once. Go into the garden of your soul and see what you’ve been cultivating. Do you have any medicine for yourself? Do you have any food for your inner child? Growing plants from seed takes time, attention and resources. Give yourself time, attention and resources. This is a moment for healing.

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

Cancer // Cancer Rising
Wearing a crown. It’s time to become informed. You can be the one who has the pertinent information. The leader must know what’s going on. You must have the overview so that you can make important decisions. Gather as much information as you can. Think about things from many different perspectives. Ask questions and decide.

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

Leo // Leo Rising
Going into a hole in the ground. Go underground. Examine your roots. Find out what would help you feel stronger and more secure. From a solid footing, you can expand. Now is the time to examine your security and your support system. Remember your resources. Be practical. Connect with the Earth and get grounded.

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

THE 2018 GEMINI WANING MOON WANTS YOU TO CHOOSE CLARITY

The 2018 Gemini Waning Moon asks us to cleanse, clarify, and use honest assessment to clear the decks for a new cycle, says Jennifer Racioppi
2018 Gemini Waning Moon The Numinous Jennifer Racioppi
Photo: Qi Bin

Waning Quarter Moon / September 2 2018 / 10:37pm EST / 10 degrees Gemini 

As La Luna wanes back to new, she travels through Gemini and makes a 90-degree angle to the Virgo Sun. This point in the monthly lunar cycle asks us to check in and consider what’s served its purpose and is ready to be laid aside as we begin to train our sights on our next lunar manifestation.

With Mars now direct, and Saturn also about to station direct on September 6th, we currently find ourselves with exceptionally productive potential. And with the Gemini Waning Moon’s ruler, Mercury, now direct and finally clearing his shadow at the time of the Quarter Moon, we have the green light for communications of all kinds.

Following the cosmic challenges of the past eight weeks, this could feel like a welcome relief! The Gemini Waning Moon not only marks the halfway point between the Pisces Full Moon and the September 9 Virgo New Moon, but on a deeper level, it asks us to make sense of all the places we’ve been before we begin to move forward …

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//The Cycle//
While this Moon marks the halfway point between the recent Full and upcoming New Moons, it also marks a culminating moment going back over two years. Think back (or actually look in your cal or email inbox) to June 4, 2016, when we experienced a New Moon at 14 degrees Gemini. This New Moon seeded what we are seeing come to fruition in our lives now.

Choices made then have profoundly informed where we now find ourselves. Who was in your world? Where were you situated? What were you working on? And what intentions from June 2016 are coming to fruition now? What do you still want and need?Spend some time considering the connection between your present-day reality, and events of June of 2016. Acknowledge the chapter that’s closing, and the fresh beginning you are about to step into with September 9th’s Virgo New Moon.

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//The Transits//
With Mars and Mercury now direct, and Saturn about to station direct too, forward movement is upon us. However, Venus, the planet ruling love and beauty, stations retrograde on October 5th.So pay close attention to what’s emerging now, as the Gemini Waning Moon foreshadows the Venus Retrograde curriculum.

With Mercury currently in a sextile (supportive aspect) to Venus, and Neptune opposing the Sun and squaring the Gemini Waning Moon (more challenging energies), moments of discomfort could birth intuitive hits about the lessons in love and abundance that you’ll be gifted during the upcoming Venus Retrograde.

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//The Square//
Mercury rules both Virgo and Gemini, and these mutable signs tend to live in their heads so you could feel a wee bit mental during this Moon. But rather than living in your head, capitalize on the Gemini influence and journal. Think back to 2016, and consider what choices you made then that influence where you are now. If needed, make lists. Be mindful of rumination. Then get out of your head and into your heart.

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//The Opportunity// 
The Gemini Waning Moon is closing an old chapter. So give yourself time and space to appreciate where past challenges have brought you to today, and let your head lead you back to your heart. Getting honest with yourself about your exact wants and desires now will also support you as we move toward next week’s Virgo New Moon. It’s a special one, so you want to be READY!

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For more Moon wisdom, or to book a coaching session with Jennifer visit Jenniferracioppi.com.

NUMINOUS TAROTSCOPE AUGUST 30 2018: 4 OF CUPS

As a soul-shaking summer draws to a close, the 4 of Cups invites us to make gentle space for processing heavy emotions, says this month’s reader-in-residence, Mademoiselle DanielleCast using the Dark Days Tarot by Wren McCurdo

VIBE HIGH WITH A CRYSTAL POLISH FROM THE NUMINOUS X LOVE BY LUNA

Create a manicure to deepen your meditation practice and get “sober curious” with a custom crystal polish from The Numinous x Mystic Mani

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Crystal polish, $18, The Numinous x Mystic Mani

When Love By Luna reached out to see if The Numinous would be interested in co-creating a signature crystal-infused polish for their Mystic Mani line, it was a “hell yes”! The result is a cosmic purple polish designed to help you create a manicure to max out your meditation practice and get “sober curious.”

Inspired by Pantone’s 2018 Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, the deep, mystical purple correlates with the crown chakra, making this a highly meditative shade. Thought to help activate higher consciousness, dissolve blockages and create balance, you still have to do the actual work of befriending your thoughts and practicing equanimity in the face of adversity, but in today’s hyper-triggering world, we’ll take all the help we can get …

The color also reflects the blend of micronized amethyst and obsidian infusing the polish. Known as the “sobriety stone,” amethyst promotes clarity and tranquility, while obsidian is a protective stone that encourages honest introspection.

PSA: this polish will NOT stop you from downing 3 glasses of rosé when you’d planned to have a night “off” (only you and your desire to experience a more … clarity and tranquility can do that). But allow having it flash on your nails as you reach for the glass to invite a moment to pause and reflect.

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Best of all, The Numinous x Mystic Mani crystal polish is perfect for when you want the benefits of crystal healing but have nowhere to stash your stones—as now you can “wear” your crystals everywhere you go, including into the gym or yoga studio!

This limited-edition crystal polish is the first Mystic Mani collaboration from Love by Luna and will only be available for purchase 8/28 through 12/31 2018 at www.lovebyluna.co.

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NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: AUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 2 2018

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

Numinous Weekly Horoscopes Sandy Sitron August 27 2018
Photo: Frantzou Fleurine

Virgo // Virgo Rising
Horses trampling down a path. The horses stomp on blossoms as they walk, releasing flower essences into the air. You can get where you want to go if you stop and smell the roses. You need to connect to your body, earth, nature. Remember, there is a path. You’re on it. You don’t need plan B and plan C. Just keep moving and keep connecting to the moment.

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

Libra // Libra Rising
Pieces of cotton float on the breeze. A dreamy, gauzy time. If you let yourself drift, finding the right direction becomes easy. If you let yourself be pushed by the breeze, you can use less energy. Find the path of least resistance. Release control. Instead of worrying about where the breeze will carry you, fill yourself with wonder. The journey is special.

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

Scorpio // Scorpio Rising
Digging until you reach water. There’s more to the story. There’s more than meets the eye. If you keep digging, you’ll understand your own motivations and you’ll be able to unpack the situation with clarity and perspective. Look deep within for emotional understanding. This will help you prioritize your next steps.

Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising
Crystalline shapes. Geometric forms with sharp edges. You can get to where you want to go by being razor sharp and getting right to the point. Don’t avoid. Hold your integrity, just like a high quality diamond. You know what you stand for. Stay firm and align with your values.

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

Capricorn // Capricorn Rising
Wearing sunglasses. Be incognito. Avoid the spotlight and pay attention to how everyone else is getting things done. You have a lot to learn. Position yourself as a student and you’ll expand much more quickly than you would if you were trying to be the teacher. You won’t be holding back forever. Study up so that you are well prepared for a leadership role.

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

Aquarius // Aquarius Rising
Sugar cubes. Dissolve into sweetness. You don’t need to control anything. You don’t need to keep your shell up. You can forge a connection that is sweet and honest. A relationship that is intimate and trusting. If it feels safe to do so, pour sugar onto your relationships. As long as the gesture is genuine, it’ll result in healing.

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

Pisces // Pisces Rising
A quilt. The stitches go back and forth, binding two separate pieces together. You can find compromise. You can find the words that bring you together. It might be a slow process and it might take work. But if you keep your attention on connection, your stitches will be even and true. Through compromise and dialogue you can turn the past into something new.

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

Aries // Aries Rising
Biting down. You want to take a bite out of life. Start with the small bites. You have a lot of energy to organize and make things happen. Don’t delay, but keep it simple. This is the time to work. Focus on service. How can you use your energy to best be of service to your community? The world needs what you have to offer.

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

Taurus // Taurus Rising
A bunny peaking out of its burrow. Muster up your courage. It’s time to be brave and go after all the fun things. Hop and play. Eat and enjoy. Live life to the fullest. There might be a risk that you need to take, and you might need to make yourself more noticeable. Don’t be shy. You’ve got a lot of creativity to share.

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

Gemini // Gemini Rising
Setting the table. Make your preparations. As you carefully lay out the flowers and linens, you prepare to nurture yourself. Create an environment conducive to self-care. Hold space to feel your feelings, so that you have enough stability to hold space for others. Make this process into a ritual that you can repeat on a daily basis.

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

Cancer // Cancer Rising
A snowman. A snowman starts life as a little snowball. Begin with whatever it is that you are curious about. Build from there. Continue layering on more knowledge. There is an order to your education. As you go, you’ll unlock new levels of interest. You’ll continue to find inspiration and the goal will take shape. But for now, just start with a snowball of curiosity.

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

Leo // Leo Rising
Gathering bouquets of flowers. There is so much abundance. Let your arms spill over. Share generously. Revel in the flow of money, revel in your ability to be giving. Build up your sense of gratitude and appreciation so that you can feel abundant down to your very core. Keep a gratitude journal to help yourself remember.

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

THE 2018 PISCES FULL MOON WANTS YOU TO SET SAIL

As practical earth energy meets deep emotional waters, the 2018 Pisces Full Moon invites us to let intuitive waves wash us onto solid, new shores, says Sandy Sitron

2018 Pisces Full Moon The Numinous Sandy Sitron ocean merman
Photo: Levi Guzman

Full Moon // August 26, 2018 // 7:56am EDT // 3 degrees Pisces

When a tidal wave washes onto the shore, it changes the landscape. Seashells and debris from the ocean floor are deposited, while the old familiar spaces are rearranged. Boundaries between land and water blur.

On Sunday, August 26th, the watery 2018 Pisces Full Moon strikes a pose opposite to the Sun in earthy Virgo. Earth and water meet. The result offers a choice.

Do we float out into the emotional stratosphere and avoid reality? Conversely, do we get so caught up in our practical needs and mundane existence that we repress our feelings—viewing them as only a hindrance to productivity? Or do we build our earthly lives in alignment with our feelings and intuition?

A Full Moon is an opposition. Two opposite signs are illuminated—Virgo, representing compartmentalizing and organizing, and Pisces, showing us how to dissolve the boundaries.

During Virgo season we have an opportunity to solidify our earthly base. To get grounded. Organize, cleanup, structure, and rearrange. We can streamline and refine our workflows. We are called to take care of our bodies, to connect with nature, and to appreciate the moment. We make ourselves of service. We get to work. We focus on the task at hand.

And yet this weekend there is an offer on the table. An invite has landed on your doorstep to take a ride on a tidal wave.

If you accept, you’ll have to let go and surrender to emotion, while trusting somewhere in the back of your mind that your Virgoan preparation has created a solid enough container for you to completely let go.

Taking an emotional journey can at moments feel like you are being tumbled under water. But maybe you can catch the wave just right and crest high above the horizon line like a surfer. The emotional wave can bring freedom. A new intuitive perspective is available. When we are guided by our intuition, we can break into surprising new territory. The grind begins to feel like flow. 

However, it can be hard to go with the current if we feel inherently unsteady. While drifting in the Pisces sea of feeling, Virgo energy can help us stay rooted in the moment. The key is to stay attuned to the body. Pay attention to your physicality and your breath. Meditation is the ultimate tool for at this 2018 Pisces Full Moon. Through attention to the micro (breath and body) the part of you that is pure consciousness can flow into the macro Piscean realm of heightened awareness. 

There’s a lot of momentum to this Moon, as it forms a kite with the Sun, Uranus, and Saturn. The energy of a kite takes the solid base of the current earth grand trine (Sun in Virgo, Saturn in Capricorn, and Uranus in Taurus, all at 2 degrees on 8/26) and pushes it into flight. The push is toward emotion and intuition. What have you been building? What are you refining? And now, how do you want it to feel?

This momentum can help us build lives that are fully in alignment with our feelings and intuition. Our empathetic understanding of ourselves as part of something greater. It doesn’t have to happen fast. Nature moves slow. But we can use the energy of this Full Moon to tune into our feelings.

What path will your intuition light up for you? Open yourself to the waves to find out … 

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Full Moon in a kite formation with the Sun, Uranus, and Saturn
Walking along a snowy mountain path, close to the edge.
You are going somewhere. The outlines of the journey aren’t crystal clear. There are moments when it’s hard to see the exact path, but you are still climbing. If you can look up, past trepidation, you might catch quite a view. Spiritual perspective is available, so nudge yourself toward it.

This perspective might filter in through fantasy and dreams. Ideas could drop in while you’re taking a shower or walking the dog. Let yourself be surprised. Because of Uranus’ influence, the path might take surprising turns. If you follow it without compulsively reaching for the map, you’ll open up space for creativity and change. 

Saturn’s appearance in the kite formation is represented by the mountain. You’ve been building something all along. Yes, there are surprises and changes because of Uranus. But you are working with a solid base. The mountain is there. All you have to do is climb and trust your path. 

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Full Moons are a time to gather. Use the below conversation-starters to help you journey deeper into the 2018 Pisces Full Moon together. Look for the house containing 3 degrees Pisces in your chart for the most accurate insights. Don’t know your chart? You can enter your birth details HERE to calculate it for free.

Aries // Aries Rising // Full Moon in the 12th house
“My last vivid dream was telling me …”

Taurus // Taurus Rising // Full Moon in the 11th house 
“The thing that excites me most about my future is …”

Gemini // Gemini Rising // Full Moon in the 10th house 
“I feel so proud of myself for …”

Cancer // Cancer Rising // Full Moon in the 9th house
“The teacher who has had the greatest influence on me lately is …”

Leo // Leo Rising // Full Moon in the 8th house
“The boundary that will allow me to let go fully is …”

Virgo // Virgo Rising // Full Moon in the 7th house
“I feel compassion in relationships when I …”

Libra // Libra Rising // Full Moon in the 6th house
“I am streamlining my life by …”

Scorpio // Scorpio Rising // Full Moon in the 5th house
“Being seen feels good because …”

Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising // Full Moon in the 4th house
“The self-care practice that makes me feel safe is …”

Capricorn // Capricorn Rising // Full Moon in the 3rd house
“I am having lots of ideas about …”

Aquarius // Aquarius Rising // Full Moon in the 2nd house
“The craving I am ready to satisfy is …”

Pisces // Pisces Rising // Full Moon in the 1st
“Putting myself first would mean …”

NUMINOUS TAROTSCOPE AUGUST 23 2018: 6 OF CRYSTALS

As we dive into the measured medicine of Virgo season, the 6 of Crystals (Pentacles) invites us to find a balance between giving and receiving, says this month’s reader-in-residence, Lindsay Mack

Lindsay’s Soul Tarot School is now open for enrollment too. An 8-week deep-dive into a lifetime’s Tarot wisdom, learn to read the cards for your own soul’s evolution an take your practice to the next level. Class begins October 4—check out all the details and reserve your space HERE!

SUNFLOWER BEAUTY FOR LEO SEASON

Wanna hang on to the Leo Season vibes a little longer? Eunice Lucero shares her top Sunflower beauty finds to have you shining on long after the Lioness has left the skies …

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Photo: Hi Wildflower

Leo Season brings the passionate, slightly #extra drama of Sunflower mythology.

According to Greek myth, the nymph Clytie, scorned lover of the Sun god Helios, resorts to staring at her ex for nine days without food, water, or clothing, in a show of unabashed lovesickness. She pines longingly as he rides by in his chariot, till she dies and is then transformed into a flower—the Sunflower.

Unlike its sad heroine, Sunflower seed oil is no martyr. Long celebrated in beauty circles for its moisturizing, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant benefits, as well as its heart health and energy boosting properties, Sunflower beauty provides a rainbow of good stuff both inside and out.

What better way to cap off the high summer than with smoother, more nourished skin and hair, increased vitality, to get you looking and feeling at the top of your game come fall?

**We’ve listed Sunflower beauty suggestions for each Leo placement, but these confidence boosters are for everyone. Curious about what planet and /or House Leo rules in your chart? You can do your birth chart HERE for free.

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1// Sun in Leo / Leo Ruling the 5th House: Languidly stretching out those last vestiges of summer is probably high on your agenda. Stay on the safer side with Badger Tinted Unscented Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30, $15.99, 2.9oz, a certified organic natural sunscreen that also prolongs a sun-kissed complexion, while leaving no residue. Set off your late summer glow with Clarins 4-Colour All-in-One Pen, $30 (below), a fun lip-and-eye pen, in warm, desert-inspired shades.

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Clarins 4-Colour All-in-One-Pen

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2// Moon in Leo / Leo ruling the 4th House: RMS Luminizer X Quad, $48, is a subtle yet high-impact shimmery highlighter, just be what an expressive, behind-the-scenes goddess like you needs to navigate the limelight. The silky payoff also speaks to your inner loyalist, who values quality output above all else. Alternatively, use a sponge to apply a few drops of calming vegan Pacifica Super Flower Rapid Response Face Oil, $16 (below), for a glow that puts even Mother Moon to shame.

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Pacifica Super Flower Rapid Response Face Oil

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3// Ascendant in Leo / Leo Ruling the 1st House: A glorious lion’s mane deserves to be showcased in its highest, flashiest expression, i.e. thick, full, and brimming with a healthy-looking sheen. Rinsing with Andalou Naturals Sunflower & Citrus Brilliant Shine Shampoo, $9.95, a vitamin-laden shampoo containing fruit stem cells, will keep your locks in tip-top shape. There’s also no mistaking that classic magnetic leonine sex appeal, particularly when punctuated with RMS Lip Liner in Dressed Up Red, $20, a traffic-stopping lip liner sure to get your roars heard.

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4// Mercury in Leo / Leo Ruling the 6th House: Most times, an infectious enthusiasm and zest for life is enough to bring on your signatire blush of excitement; other times, faking it is the next best thing. Enter W3LL People Nudist Multi Use Cream Stick, $23.99, a no-nasty, natural-looking, sheer multi-stick that evokes a warm, satiny flush in seconds. Alima Pure Eye Primer, $20 is a vegan, gluten- and fragrance-free eye primer also keeps your shadow vibrant, for a more convincing twinkle in your eye.

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5// Venus in Leo / Leo Ruling the 7th House: Indulge in a seriously luxurious bath session with Leonor Greyl Huile Secret de Beauté, $66, a romantic hair-and-body oil with sunflower, apricot and almond, takes the edge off working your queenly duties (or running your empire) 24/7. Use as a pre-wash treatment or a styler on hair for sleek, frizz-free tresses. For the face, use as a skin moisturizer, then follow up with Alima Pure Pressed Foundation with Rosehip Antioxidant Complex, $34, a mineral pressed powder that leaves a beautiful, velvety smooth finish that’s selfie-ready.

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Leonor Greyl Huile Secret de Beauté

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6// Mars in Leo / Leo Ruling the 1st House: Never one to shy from the heat of the matter, Le Labo Coffee Body Scrub, $44, is a robustly tactile body scrub that will appeal to your down-and-dirty aesthetic, which also skews rather minimalistic. Coffee and sunflower seeds exfoliate without the drag and help promote cell renewal, while priming you for the next step: a refreshing, straightforward (and nasty-free!) shower experience withLe Labo Mandarin Shower Oil, $30, to further energize and help you conquer the day ahead.

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7// Jupiter in Leo / Leo Ruling the 9th House: Goop Luminous Melting Cleanser by Juice Beauty, $90, is an award-winning gel cleanser with a generous blend of oils and butters to gives you the clean, wholesome pampering you deserve. Take the self-care party one step further with Juice Beauty USDA Organic Treatment Oil, $42, a potent certified organic anti-oxidant face oil, ideal for soothing and revitalizing dry spots and keeping your optimistic radiance on point. Shining for others means shining first for oneself!

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Goop Luminous Melting Cleanser by Juice Beauty

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8// Saturn in Leo / Leo Ruling the 10th House: White & Elm Deep Pore Oil Cleanser, $18, will satisfy your skin OCD by drawing grime from your pores simply and efficiently. It also multi-tasks as a makeup remover and acts as the first step in a double-cleansing method, which is awesome, since you have that whole global takeover thing to oversee. Follow up with Elemis Superfood Day Cream, $45, a pre-biotic moisturizer that not only gives your skin a healthy dose of “supergreens,” but also balances its flora and which, like you, are big on protection.

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9// Uranus in Leo / Leo Ruling the 11th House: Your unconventional approach to beauty has you experimenting with creative new formulations on the reg. You favor those with a green angle, which speak to your humanitarian spirit—so Youth to the People Superfood Peptide Eye Cream, $35, an eye cream that blends scientific breakthrough with healthy superfoods is a no-brainer. Top things off with RMS Lip & Skin Balm, $25, an all-encompassing healing balm that satisfies your dramatic, ever-changing moods.

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Youth to the People Superfood Peptide Eye Cream

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10// Neptune in Leo / Leo Ruling the 12th House: Your super creative, theatrical approach to life has you gearing towards the Golden Age of Hollywood and all its trappings—so make Hi Wildflower Botanical Matte Lipstick in Mala, $27, a vampy, screen-siren red lip, a staple in your boudoir. Then have Vapour Organic Beauty Spirit Solid Perfume, $40, a sexy, enigmatic scent, pull your captivating femme fatale persona together.

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Hi Wildflower Botanical Matte Lipstick in Mala

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11// Pluto in Leo / Leo Ruling the 8th House: Your ego overcomes any adversity thrown its way, particularly when it demands a change in approach—which you’re always willing to take on with an open-mind. Sylveco Smoothing Facial Scrub, $25, is a moisturizing facial scrub, that leaves a delicate film after rinsing, making it perfect for skin that has renewed itself time and again. W3LL People Expressionist Mascara, $21.99, offers a “boundary-breaking” mascara formula, with a botanical blend and unique brush that will also appeal to your Plutonian laser-focus.

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12// *Bonus placement—Chiron in Leo: A few uses of Kiehl’s Sunflower Color Preserving Deep Recovery Pak, $25, a deep-conditioning, silicon- and paraben-free hair mask, and you’ll be confidently hair-flipping that crowning glory in no time. You can also boost your boldest self-expression with Paula’s Choice Skincare Perfect Cleansing Oil, $21.25, a renowned cleansing oil that’s got many an editor’s seal of approval. Bonus: a spritz with Pinrose Sun Saint Eau de Parfum Travel Spray, $24 (no sunflower oil, but with loads of fun!), a positive, summer-drenched fragrance, will help give you the elusive laid-back flamboyance you desire, all year long.

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Pinrose Sun Saint Eau de Parfum Travel Spray

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES AUGUST 20-26 2018

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

Numinous Weekly Horoscopes Sandy Sitron August 20 2018
Photo: Falguni Vyas

Virgo // Virgo Rising
Playing dice. You need to take a gamble. Think of it as a game. Allow yourself to have fun in the moment and just go for the option that feels best. You can’t control the outcome, but you can finesse the experience. So go with the roll and keep your mindset positive. After all, you’re here on Earth to play.

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Libra // Libra Rising
A puffy cloud of cotton candy. The world can become less real and more fantastical. Cotton candy is a little bit unreal— a fantasy food. How can you make your everyday experience more out-of-this world? Leave reality and drift into the star-scape. You don’t need to make such a big deal out of all the earthly details. Dream instead.

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Scorpio // Scorpio Rising
Following the scent. Follow your nose. Where does your trail end? Where does it lead? What are you looking for? Are you merely following the scent or are you also determining the destination? Why not do a little of both? Set your mind on the feeling you want to embody, and then follow your path as it lights up ahead of you. You’ll get there in good time.

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Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising
Pushing a path through tall grasses. Clear the way. You have come so far. You have journeyed long. You may not see the destination but you are in a position of leadership. Make the moves you need to make, especially when it comes to your career. This is an activating time so don’t hold back. You can meet your goals.

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Capricorn // Capricorn Rising
Ice skating. If you take away distractions and remove any friction, you can fly across the surface of the ice. This symbol represents speed and clarity. Move quickly and go after what you want. Be more philosophical so that you smooth out the mental pathway. This will help you stay on target. Have fun exploring your terrain. Push any nonsense out of the way and cut across the ice with a clear direction.

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Aquarius // Aquarius Rising
Sprouting seeds. Start fresh. This is a time for renewal. Let go of the past and offer yourself a rebirth. Maybe you do so through ritual or emotional release. Maybe you release the past with the help of therapy or energy work. Remember that starting fresh is an option when you are present in the moment. Every moment is new.

Pisces // Pisces Rising
A flower blooms. An opening is available. Open your mind and heart to the potential of connection. You have more petals to peel back, more layers to release. Everything has a season and there’s no reason to force any of this. But if you can relax and trust, you’ll find that you’re more available in your relationships.

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Aries // Aries Rising
Sprinkling fish food into the pond. Tend to the details. When you take good care of yourself and others, every moment becomes more special. Don’t just go through the motions. Pay close attention to your movements and actions so that you’re operating with a sense of service instead of obligation. When you treasure each moment, everything that you do becomes an offering.

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Taurus // Taurus Rising
Candy necklaces. It’s time for some sensuous decoration. Bedazzle yourself with jewels. Live larger than life. Every bite you take is like eating sweet diamonds. You sparkle inside and out, so revel in your royalty. Let your inner queen and king arise. There’s no time to play it small. Let the world know who you are.

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Gemini // Gemini Rising
Baby blanket. What’s your snuggly quilt? What helps you feel comfortable and safe? It’s time to destress. To retreat into a safe and comfortable zone. Keeping a hard shell exterior takes energy, so go somewhere where you don’t need to be on the defensive. Let yourself melt. Let go of the struggle so that you can truly rest and restore.

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Cancer // Cancer Rising
The noisy ecosystem of the marshlands. Croaks and chirps echo out into a cacophony of sound. You have a lot to say. Share your message. Find your own vibrant ecosystem. What kind of connection do you crave? What discussion would lighten your mood and help you shift your mindset? Connect with like-minds. Share your thoughts. Keep the vibration high while you do so.

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Leo // Leo Rising
A family heirloom. You have a legacy. We all do. You have history. We all do. Connect with your roots. Remember what you have. Meditate on how far you’ve come. You are stable and secure in deep and powerful ways. The ideas is to align with that depth. Visualize the root of your soul, the place that is unshakable. Your higher self holds a record of your true security.

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