NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: FEBRUARY 4-10 2019

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Aquarius // Aquarius Rising
Bubbles float in the sky. Reach for these delightful iridescent globes. They float and dance in the breeze. What idea or dream do you need to reach for, gently? Be playful. When we think about what we want, we sometimes get serious, because we remember that we don’t have it yet. Take a step back and just enjoy the process of watching your dreams float in front of you.

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Pisces // Pisces Rising
Red sunset. Let the day fall away. Prepare for rest. This is a week for quiet, inward reflection. Meet yourself. Remember yourself. It’s time to connect deeply with the truth of where you are and how you feel. Stepping back from your external world and connecting with your internal world can feel difficult to do, but will inevitably restore you.

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Aries // Aries Rising
A sword gleams. You are actually totally prepared. Wow. You’ve worked hard to get here. Now share some ideas. Do some teaching. Bring your message forward, somehow. This is no time to hold back. Put yourself out into the fray of conversation, people, and groups. You can even cut deftly through some debris and help create meaningful change. Remember that you have what you need.

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Taurus // Taurus Rising
Cozy blanket. A blanket helps lock in your own heat. Your 98.6 degree body is already warm. But to stay warm, you have to insulate. Right now you need to maximize on your own energy by delegating, systematizing, and automating. Find a metaphorical blanket that helps you augment what you are already doing in your career, so that you can expand your energy further.

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Gemini // Gemini Rising
Bouncing basketball. Take aim and shoot. There are certain times in life when you need to play the game. You need to be on the court, engaging, moving, passing, but most of all, going for the goal. This is a game, so have fun with it. Enjoy the competition. Remember to stand behind your choices, and stay in motion. Notice how you’re gaining confidence. Have fun earning points.

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Cancer // Cancer Rising
Candle flame. The idea here is that you need to keep a fire burning. That could mean tending to an important relationship. It could be focusing on building up your own confidence. Or remembering a promise you made to yourself. The world needs your commitment now. You need to know that you can keep showing up. Prove your steadiness, stay the course.

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Leo // Leo Rising
Paper airplanes. Fold an airplane shape and see how it travels. Now try another. This is about learning how to communicate. You get to experiment. Write down your message, fold it into a paper airplane and take aim. How can you refine the process of communication so that your true message gets through? How can you be more clear and deliberate in your communications?

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Virgo // Virgo Rising
Starfish. A starfish has regenerative qualities. This is a moment for you to decide where you need to adapt. How can you regenerate a part of your life that isn’t working? How can you shift and adapt deliberately? It’s going to come down to determining what systems need refining and then making those improvements in a detailed way.

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Libra // Libra Rising
A wheel rolls downhill. This is a time to start before you’re ready. An object in motion stays in motion. Get yourself moving even if you’re not sure how or why or where the destination is. Turn every action you take into a fun game. Having fun is sometimes a choice. If you initiate now, your natural drive and enthusiasm will have some room to be expressed. Get yourself in the mood.

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Scorpio // Scorpio Rising
Engraving. It’s time to groove a new path. We all have routines that are grooved. Habits, preferences, or emotional reactions. This is a moment where you can engrave new patterns. Be very kind and gentle with yourself. You get to be where you are. You get to be you. Use an intention or affirmation that gives you a feeling of deep emotional support.

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Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising
Flying squirrel. It’s time to take flight. Zip along without effort. Can you coast a little bit more? Take advantage of the energy that exists around you. This is a chance to connect with more people and come up with exciting new ideas. It should feel easy. So leap out of your comfort zone and coast, finding inspiration as you travel. There are new mental and social connections waiting for you.

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Capricorn // Capricorn Rising
Kettle bells. There is some effort to be made. But the work should feel productive, as if you’re building up your strength. You need to take slow, deliberate action. Don’t judge the outcome. Just keep training. Keep priming yourself for more challenging moves. Over time you will see the payoff of your hard work and effort. Right now it’s time to build.

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NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: JANUARY 28-FEBRUARY 3 2019

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Aquarius // Aquarius Rising
Casino glamour. You’re on a roll. All eyes are on you as you call out your moves. Yes, it’s a little bit of a risk. That’s the fun part. Where are your ready to push out of your comfort zone and take a gamble? This moment only exists now, so soak up the attention that’s drifting your way. Embody adventure. Let yourself go a little bit wild and make your moves.

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Pisces // Pisces Rising
Freshly planted seeds. You have to plant a lot of seeds, because some of them won’t make it. It’s a numbers game. Remember that. You can’t be too self critical or try to control this process. You are just planting seeds and seeing what takes. Don’t interrupt your own flow. Put new things in motion and drift alongside without judgement. Enjoy the process and be curious.

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Aries // Aries Rising
A balloon floats over the the parade. There’s a big balloon in the shape of a clown floating overhead. Some satellite of your own creation is making an impact. Gaining attention. This is a moment to broaden your reach and gain visibility. While you’re looking up into the sky, take note of what you’re shooting for. What are your goals and future visions? This moment has everyone taking notice of your future.

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Taurus // Taurus Rising
Circus animals. Your strength resides within. It’s time to put your power on display. Train your power. Hold yourself to the highest standard. Understand the uniqueness of what you have to offer. Put yourself out there and don’t hold back. This could happen at work or on some kind of public stage. Share your real spirit with the world and appreciate the recognition.

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Gemini // Gemini Rising
An ear to the ground. It’s time to soak up some new information. There is much more to learn. For now, press pause on action and focus on learning. You might find that you take up a new philosophy that helps you feel motivated. Or that internalizing new information makes you more competent moving forward. Slow down so that you can speed up.

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Cancer // Cancer Rising
A dried flower in the garden. Let anything extra crumble away. Would letting something go feel like a relief? Maybe you let go of some pressure you’ve been under. Or maybe it’s an old story you’ve been telling yourself. Or a relationship that’s run its course. Release the unnecessary at every opportunity. Don’t try to fill up the void with something new. Just be there in your winter garden.

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Leo // Leo Rising
Kittens in a basket. Overflow. Excess. Let it all hang out. Be yourself, unapologetic and natural. Be playful and have fun. Harness whatever jubilant energy you can muster. Play, connect, talk, share, collaborate. Especially with a good friend or a special somebody. With this person, act like you both come from a litter of adorable baby animals. Closeness is good.

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Virgo // Virgo Rising
Playing the trumpet. We all have different instruments we use in our daily lives. Now is the moment to master them. Becoming excellent takes time. It takes practice. Use this opportunity to focus on the details and refine your technique in every life area. Get organized and efficient. Work hard, practice hard. Pay attention to your habits and health. The results are soon to follow.

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Libra // Libra Rising
Sun beams. If you’ve been waiting for your moment in the sun, wait no longer. Be as creative as you can be and let that creativity be fueled by play. Tension and ego will get you nowhere fast. You also don’t need to chase every detail right now. You just need to focus on enjoyment and self-expression and see what happens next.

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Scorpio // Scorpio Rising
Milk out of the carton. Mild symbolizes nurturance and and security. Maybe you can make self-nurturance portable. What positive self-soothing habits do you bring with you every day? If everyone had good self-soothing practices, the world would be a calmer place. Be kind to yourself. That’s easier said than done, so you might need to remind yourself daily.

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Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising
Plow the field. Till the soil. Ready yourself for new adventures. Even as you’re wrapping up the old, you need to know what’s ahead. Let yourself be in the moment, but gather ideas about the next steps. If it’s hard to come up with concrete ideas, focus on how you want to feel in your next adventure. Prepare for future phases with the  same patience a farmer uses on the field.

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Capricorn // Capricorn Rising
Cereal boxes. You have resources to draw upon- whether those resources take the shape of food in the pantry, some practical common sense, or supportive friends. This is a great moment to understand what’s at your base, holding you up. This sturdy base is important because expansion is coming. The more you understand your stability, the easier it is to stretch and reach later on.

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NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: JANUARY 21-27 2019

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Aquarius // Aquarius Rising
Fish swim in a school. They’re moving so fast that they become a blur, an incredible dance of synchronized movement. Know when it’s appropriate to go with the group. And know when you need to define yourself as an individual and go your own way. Not every battle will be worth fighting. and it’s important to maintain the integrity of the group. You must also be able to take a stand There’s a lot going on. Ride the waves but remember what’s most important.

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Pisces // Pisces Rising
Almond butter sticks to the roof of your mouth. The big lessons are being taught through the everyday occurrences. This doesn’t have to be a big deal. You may be learning how to negotiate logistics or free up more energy. The best thing you can do is be present in the moment. Stay centered in your body. Inquire about the workflow and habits that serve you best on a daily basis. Discover how you can create more space and time in your life.

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Aries // Aries Rising
A grand bouquet of flowers. Splash onto the scene and bedazzle the crowd. No need to hold back. In fact, it’s time to notice where you have been holding back. Where have you been playing small? Why have you been staying on the sidelines? Now’s the time to power through any hesitation. Put yourself out there in a fun and dynamic way. Can you measure your impact somehow? It will feel good to hear yourself being complimented.

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Taurus // Taurus Rising
Hydroelectric power. You’re gearing up to make a fresh start. But before you can do that you have to make sure the water is flowing properly. Is anything blocking your flow? Your emotional flow? Your intuitive flow? If you’re feeling a little disconnected, begin by giving yourself a block of time to get cozy at home. Keep the distractions low. Journal or chill by yourself. No TV. What’s there? What’s coming up? This inquiry will help you find your power.

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Gemini // Gemini Rising
Looking at the cards you were dealt. What’s your next move? Think it through. Take time to make your assessments. Remember that this isn’t the only hand you’ll be dealt during this card game. That means, stay in motion. Make decisions, discard, bluff, make your bets, assess the odds. Then start all over. You are currently in the mode of collecting information. Plus, you’re honing your mental skills. Stay sharp, have fun, and play the game with curiosity.

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Cancer // Cancer Rising
A penny in a gum ball machine. Where do all those pennies go? Are forgotten gum ball machines filling corners in decrepit shopping malls, brimming with spare change? Find your resources. Know what you have. These may be tangible resources that you need to count, monitor, and honor. Or they may be more ephemeral resources, such as your sense of self-confidence. Know yourself and trust in your resources.

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Leo // Leo Rising
Celery hearts and hearts of palm. You’re discovering how you can bare your true heart and soul to the world. It’s a slow and tender process. If you become exposed without the proper preparation, you might wither like a vegetable left out in the sun. No need for that. Reveal when you’re ready. Then step back and recharge. Get used to the rhythm of shining and re-energizing. You are learning how to use your energy so that you can impact the world with grace and pizzazz.

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Virgo // Virgo Rising
A blade. You may not feel ready, but it’s time to cut away the old. A blade makes a clean cut. However nothing about this moment may seem clear cut. So it’s a puzzle. How do you know what to excise when clarity is playing hide and seek? You might just have to go for it. Begin to release the past through forgiveness. Use compassion as your blade. Compassion and forgiveness will help you release the old without cutting off anything important. Release gently.

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Libra // Libra Rising
Towel away sweat. You must be getting pumped up. Raise your heart rate, figuratively speaking. What is all this activity for? So that you feel strong enough to give back to the collective. Give back your wisdom. What have you learned? How can you share that with the masses? Pump yourself up for it. Only do it if it feels fun. It may be a bit of an exertion, but you’ll know it’s the right move to share your vision if you feel energized afterwards.

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Scorpio // Scorpio Rising
A farmer surveys the field. When you gaze at your figurative fields, you might notice some systems that you’ve put into place. Look at what you’ve accomplished. Get perspective and contemplate how far you’ve come. You can’t keep grinding without doing some kind of review. So take a step back and gaze out over the horizon. Honor your achievements. Now make a plan for the next phase. Planning is how you stay on track. Give yourself the gift of the big picture.

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Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising
Rolling dice. It’s time to take some risks. Live large and out loud. Your exuberance has ebbed and flowed in different ways over the course of your lifetime. Reconnect with your boldest self. What does that part of you need at this moment? Find something that will inspire you to take up space, not out of egotism, but out of the need to share your truth with the world. This is a great time to travel and explore and raise yourself into a higher perspective.

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Capricorn // Capricorn Rising
The center of a rose. Make time for intimacy with another person or with yourself. This can be physical or emotional intimacy. Intimacy is defined as being able to share your truth without the fear of judgement. Is there a relationship in your life that could benefit from more true intimacy? If so, does it seem important to face any fears that are in the way of you opening your heart? There are new levels of heart opening to be explored. Welcome in emotional healing and release.

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NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES AUGUST 13-19 2018

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Leo // Leo Rising
Throwing a frisbee. Backyard games. What do you do that’s purely for enjoyment? This is a chance to be creative about how you have fun. So much from the past is getting dredged up, and there are many distractions. Fill your mind with games instead of details. Connect to body and breath. Playfulness can bring perspective.

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Virgo // Virgo Rising
A swan floats on the river. Tell yourself it’s easy. That’s how you’ll float gracefully. Pushing doesn’t work. Letting yourself be intuitively guided is the key. So much of this is about how you anticipate. Do you anticipate things to be easy or a lot of work? Chill out more and you’ll float through it all.

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Libra // Libra Rising
An airplane flies just above the clouds. You have gathered tools that help you rise above. Are you using them? Some level of foresight and mental organization is necessary so that you don’t get caught in the storm. Envision how you want to feel. Visualize your future. Dedicate yourself to this practice.

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Scorpio // Scorpio Rising
Flipping pancakes. The idea is that you have a bunch of chances. Each decision turns out a little differently, but that doesn’t mean they’re inedible. You have to try. So much is changing in how you see yourself in the world. Your growth is monumental. So try out different approaches. This is how you’ll find your stride.

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Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising
Plucking daisy petals. Don’t get caught in the binary, “He loves me, he loves me not.” Whatever your question is, there are more shades of gray to the answer than you can imagine. Connect to your ethics, principles, and goals, and these will help you find your answers. What do you value? What do you care about? What’s the big picture?

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Capricorn // Capricorn Rising
A solitary tree in a meadow. It can feel so much easier to take care of yourself when you’re alone. You can keep things simple and you can focus on the work. It’s less messy. But the mess is where the learning happens. The mess can be magic. People should still love you, even when you’re a mess. So trust. Say what you need. Try to connect with others. You don’t need to feel alone.

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Aquarius // Aquarius Rising
A heartbeat. Bum-bump, bum-bump. Center yourself in your heart. Connect to your feelings and to your love. Love needs to be shared. You need to vouch for the importance of love in your life. There is a need for humans to love more fully, generously and unconditionally. Lead with your heart.

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Pisces // Pisces Rising
A slinky. Find your momentum. It’s more effective to clear obstacles and let things flow than it is to force things that aren’t working. Take a nice walk to clear your mind, then do the busy work afterwards. Meditate before you have the tough conversation. Evaluate your workflows and notice where you can make things more holistic.

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Aries // Aries Rising
A piece of a pie. You are owed your share of enjoyment. Hold out for it. Fight for it. Look for it. Life is too short for scarcity. There is abundance and pleasure available everywhere. A life of more enjoyment is available to you at every turn. You may have to adjust your mindset so that you can see what’s already working.

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Taurus // Taurus Rising
Playing maracas. Find your rhythm and find your footing. There’s always a feeling of belonging when you’re playing in time with the music. When we are synced up with the rhythm, it feels so good. You are being presented with more chances to march to the beat of your own drummer. If you start by being comfortable with who you are, you’ll feel comfortable everywhere you go.

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Gemini // Gemini Rising
The Enneagram. Get to know your own psychology and personality. This is a highly educational time for you. Your new perspectives will help you save energy and make things work. There are many different methods you can use to study yourself. If you know yourself, you can see your opportunities and challenges more clearly. Pay attention to your mindset.

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Cancer // Cancer Rising
Sturdy leather shoes. What is keeping you grounded? What helps you believe that you are secure? So much is unknown. Your mental comfort resides in your ability to trust your own resilience. There’s no need to know the future. Knowledge and understanding come exactly when you’re ready for them. So don’t play the “what if” game. Just settle in and find strength in what you already know.

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NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: JUNE 11-17 2018

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Gemini // Gemini Rising
A sprinkler system. You are ready to set new intentions about how your personality sprinkles out into the world. You radiate out like a water sprinkler, covering a lot of ground with short distance travels, social networks and conversations.  Your intentions for this moon cycle could be set according to two different ideas— consider distraction and consider persistence. Where do you want to position yourself in accordance with these two concepts? Start writing down your thoughts.

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Cancer // Cancer Rising
A group of koala bears. When the koala shows up, it’s time for you to take a much needed break. Slow down. Embrace peacefulness in your routine. How can you set fresh intentions about peace, introspection and slowing down? The word enthusiasm comes to mind. In our busy world, when we think about slowing down, it might seem like an admonition that we’re too wired, too disconnected, too frantic. Instead of being hard on yourself, can you get enthusiastic about spaciousness and peace?

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Leo // Leo Rising
Dandelion seeds float through the air. Your energy could be thought of as dispersed. Maybe you have a lot going on and are feeling drained, or maybe you are impacting many lives with your brilliance. It’s probably a little of both. Craft a few powerful statements about how you want to connect with the world around you. There are seeds to be planted now.

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Virgo // Virgo Rising
The pitter-patter of rain drops. The water soaks into soil over time. A gentle pitter-patter of rain drops adds up to refreshment and sustainment of life. What is adding up now? It would be helpful to review the cumulative effect of your work. You’re making changes and improving the world around you. Little by little, it’s adding up. Set new intentions for how you want your work to develop.

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Libra // Libra Rising
The sound of horses hooves in the distance. Put an ear to the ground and listen. In the distance is the sound of horses’ hooves. The vibration carries and information is conveyed. If you seek out new methods of learning, you will be able to gather information that you need. Something about what you are learning can contribute to your personal philosophy of atonement. Is there anything that you need to apologize for? Anything for which you might take responsibility? Now would be the time to reach your highest height of personal ethics.

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Scorpio // Scorpio Rising
Pulling back the curtains. It’s almost time for a big reveal. But first, you must celebrate. Celebrate the past that you’ve let go of. Celebrate the new. Celebrate yourself by honoring the highs and the lows. You are living a life and it’s a journey that deserves acknowledgment. Set intentions for what you want to see when the curtain is pulled back. What is your vision for the moment when the phoenix rises out of the ashes?

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Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising
A steaming pot. Something is cooking. Something is in development. That means that it’s time to stay the course. Let it bake. Hold space for yourself and your important relationships. This might be a challenge. It might feel easier to turn off the stove and walk away. But that could be premature. You set something in motion, just create intentions for how you want to show up. Especially when it comes to relationships.

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Capricorn // Capricorn Rising
Clay flower pots. Tending to potted plants is fairly simple. It’s about showing up on a daily or weekly basis and taking small actions. This week is your chance to set intentions for daily or weekly routines. What can small repeated actions add up to? How can you be more diligent? You have to nurture the flowers if you want to see them bloom. If you want to see yourself bloom, it’s going to happen through consistent and dedicated actions.

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Aquarius // Aquarius Rising
A parade of floats and carriages. This is an interesting symbol for you because it means that this is a moment for you to show off, even if it feels somewhat indecent. It’s time for you to push yourself out in the spotlight. You might feel like cringing instead. Push through this outdated perception. Where and how can you share your creativity with the world? Set intentions to shine.

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Pisces // Pisces Rising
A fallen tree. This fallen log is returning to the earth. The decay feeds insects and provides homes for tiny animals. It’s natural. When you look at your own life, the areas of decay may provoke heartbreak. Loss is loss, and it’s important to grieve. And also to look for the space that’s opening up for new growth. Set intentions at this time to feel all of your feelings fully. Sit quietly with yourself and review the past so that you can feel more connected in the present moment.

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Aries // Aries Rising
Skating across ice and snow. As you skate, you’re cutting new grooves. New patterns are being created. Stay in motion and enjoy learning new things. Set intentions regarding the fresh mental ground that you can cover. If ever there was a time to break into new mental territory and open your mind, it’s now. How can you get curious and encourage yourself to find a new path? Look for the support that your friends can offer.

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Taurus // Taurus Rising
A smoke screen. Security is a mirage. It’s hard to imagine that, because the human mind is engineered to look for safety. The fact that safety doesn’t actually exist is too difficult for most days. Instead, we usually strive for a facade of security. This is the time to play around with the shape and form of your “security smoke screen.” Is your drive for the illusion of safety holding you back from a more creative life? It is time to shake things up? Set intentions about how you can feel safe and creative at the same time.

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NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: APRIL 9-15 2018

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Aries // Aries Rising
Spools of thread and ribbon. It’s time to make something new. A new creation can be a risk. Determine where you are ready to take a risk and go for it. It will help you feel reborn. You’ll see yourself in a new way. You can decorate yourself and even expand upon a new persona. Use your spontaneous sense of creativity as a guide and have fun.

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Taurus // Taurus Rising
Hidden crystals. You can find a way to go deeper in. Way down underneath the layers of your body and into the center of your heart. You might have to slow down a lot to do this. If you’ve been craving new structure, a new plan, a new way— you’ll find it by going inward. Get some good solid alone time and listen to your heart.

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Gemini // Gemini Rising
Puffy clouds. Look for a new way of thinking to help you break through. Use your imagination. Have you been actively doing that lately? Do you remember what imagination is? It will take you up to a new jet stream of consciousness. If you’re looking for innovation in any area of your life, your imagination will lead you there.

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Cancer // Cancer Rising
A dolphin swims right below the surface. It’s waiting to come up for air and leap out of its environment. You may also be leaping out of your environment. Focus on setting new intentions for your career so that you can have more fun. This is your time to change it up. Be intentional about how you want to leap. Make a plan.

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

Leo // Leo Rising
A blade of grass. Usually a blade of grass is one amongst many. But this is the one that got singled out. Are you ready to be singled out? It will work best if you believe in yourself. If you understand that your story resonates with many other people in the world. You’re not alone so you don’t have to feel isolated on the hard days. But you can be a leader if you want to be.

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

Virgo // Virgo Rising
Scratching words in the sand. Whatever you write in the sand will be washed away soon. Nothing is permanent. If you try to hold on tightly, you’ll get stuck. Don’t get stuck. Perfectionism can keep you on lock down. Self criticism will lead you no where. Take risks because everything is always changing.

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

Libra // Libra Rising
Making pies, rolling out the dough. Follow a recipe in your relationships. Form your actions and communications consciously. Map out simple steps that help you process your feelings in your relationships, so that no emotion gets stuck or stagnant. Keep it fresh. Follow the steps of communication that work well. Then put your relationship in the oven and let it bake without worrying or overthinking.

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

Scorpio // Scorpio Rising
A waterfall. A waterfall is inspiring, but on a practical level it’s pretty mundane. It’s just water and gravity meeting together. What simple habit are you ready to begin that could end up inspiring you profoundly? A daily practice of gratitude will help you feel cleansed. A meditation routine may break you open. Find the practice that’s right for you.

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

Sagittarius // Sagittarius Rising
A spider in a web. Although spider can be intimidating, she is the great weaver. This symbol is about your creative energy. If it doesn’t light up your creativity, is it worth it? You are driven by meaning, purpose and higher learning. Keep your eye on the bigger goal, but use the fire of creativity and self-expression as the catalyst that helps keep you going.

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

Capricorn // Capricorn Rising
A penguin in Antarctica. This is a dedicated animal, spending its entire life working for its offspring, devoting itself to family. It’s time for you to nurture. Nurture your inner child or nurture someone in your family. Love. Go inward and feel all the feelings. Don’t move forward from here without setting new intentions for how you want to love yourself and others.

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

Aquarius // Aquarius Rising
Playing checkers. You’re making moves. The outcome depends on if you are seeing the whole picture. You may need to study the board. Take time to learn, don’t just go through the motions. Get curious. You may need to take a class or expand your mind so that you feel good about your next move.

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

Pisces // Pisces Rising
Holding out your hand. It’s time for you to receive. Don’t block this. You deserve to feel abundant and flourish. What’s your history with receiving? Are you comfortable with just being and allowing? This isn’t about laziness, this is about trust. Hold out your hand and be patient. In the meantime appreciate where you are now and be present.

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

NUMINOUS WEEKLY HOROSCOPES: OCTOBER 2-8 2017

Get this week’s astro symbol for your sign in our Numinous Weekly Horoscopes from Sandra Sitron, a.k.a. Strong Eye Astrology

 

Libra :: Libra Rising
Seated in meditation. The hardest thing to do right now is to be patient. But that is what you must do. You must be patient in your relationships. Be patient in your vision of yourself and who you are becoming. Incubate a feeling of serenity in your heart. This is important because you are in a moment primed for heartfelt explosions or ultimatums. An outburst might be cathartic, but it won’t help you align with your underlying goals. Let the feelings flow but practice patience in your reactions.

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

Scorpio :: Scorpio Rising
The cue ball rolls slowly into the pocket of the pool table. Precision. Pacing. Pay attention to your health. Take simple and easy steps to invigorate physical balance. Get in tune with your intuition and it will lead you to the best physical practices that will support your health. Be persistent and just focus on today. Change your habits slowly and incrementally.

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

Sagittarius :: Sagittarius Rising
Jumping in a moon bounce at a block party. When was the last time you really let loose? You’ve got to play. Everything will grind to a halt if you don’t let yourself have fun. Loosen up your grip, let go of control and let your childlike nature break free. It’s totally okay to be childlike— jump on the couch or giggle until you can’t breathe. Create mental space that will allow you to be carefree.

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

Capricorn :: Capricorn Rising
Foraging for medicinal herbs in a field. Resources and support are all around you. The pathway to emotional healing is beckoning. The only question is, will you take the initiative to follow it? Take note of any workaholic tendencies. If that’s happening, is it keeping you from feeling your feelings? Are you trying to distract yourself? Look for the healing that is available to you, it’s right under your nose.

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

Aquarius :: Aquarius Rising
A heron flying low. Looking for fish. You have plenty of energy to scoop them up. You’ve got to stay on the move and stay focused on your prize. Increase your curiosity. Keep looking for your next clue. Connect with your community and find the simple wisdom that will lead you to your goal. This is a time for learning and searching. Don’t stray too far from the course. This is no time for laziness, you must keep seeking.

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

Pisces :: Pisces Rising
Layers of bedrock. It’s time for a focused and grounded ritual. Make mental space for an expanded sense of security. Use your magical tools— meditation, prayer, gratitude, visualization, music, creativity, etc. to invigorate your concept of your worth. It’s time to bolster your self-worth and your financial worth. Let the ideas “I deserve,” and “I am worthy,” become stable bedrock within your mind.

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

Aries :: Aries Rising
A dancing flame. Let a smile play around the corner of your lips. You get to be here. You get to experience this body, this time, this incarnation. The simplicity of that fact can be enough, if you let it. Nothing ever has to be more complicated than this key phrase, “I am.” Of course, it often is more complicated than that because life is designed to be a maze of experience, learning and creative challenge. But for today, find vibrant satisfaction in the idea that you are here and that is good.

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

Taurus :: Taurus Rising
Elephants walking in a line. Like a scene from the movie Fantasia, a kaleidoscope of symbols spiral and then morph into new shapes. The elephants walking in a line become birds flying overhead and the shapes of the birds pool into a ladle of water drawn from a well. Drink the magic visions and remember that there is more to this mysterious experience than what initially meets the eye. You must look into the symbolism of the patterns in your life right now and find deep emotional healing. Pay attention.

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

Gemini :: Gemini Rising
A riddle. You might ask for help and then find that the assistance is offered comes in the form of a new puzzle. In every corner of your life you are being challenged to stretch your brain to accept new ideas. Take the challenge. Step toward it. You are ready to break free of the old mental constraints. Break out into a new level of learning. Enough with the plateau. It’s time to advance so that you’re ready for your future self.

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

Cancer :: Cancer Rising
Polar bear. Maternal bear. What about your fierceness? What about your strength? When do you access your power? It’s always there and this is your moment to allow it to flow through your veins. It’s just not enough to play small anymore. It’s just not enough to hide your strength. Stand up— in your career, your vocation, your work. Do so by taking assertive action. Say “yes” to what you believe in.

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Leo :: Leo Rising
Holding the corners of the parachute. Dance. Laugh. Be jolly. Follow that playful spirit and see where excitement will take you. Maybe it will take you to the edge of a cliff and you’ll bring your parachute. You’ll take the leap and explore new territory. This is a sacred journey that can bring you closer to your own truth. Embark on the journey and don’t forget to bring joy with you.

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Virgo :: Virgo Rising
A ferris wheel. The wheel of life spins. It’s like a ferris wheel. Birth, sex, death, rebirth. On and on. Acknowledge the wheel. Acknowledge that part of playing the game of life is making a contract to create and a contract to release. Create your new world and release anything that is ready be forgiven. Set the intention and then enjoy the ride.

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WERE YOU BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN? HOW TO WORK WITH CHALLENGING ASTROLOGY

Born under a bad sign? Frederick Steinmann says so-called difficult placements are actually opportunities for greater awareness, acceptance, and transformation. Images: Veda Wildfire 

Venus entered Aries on April 28, and the planet of love’s journey through this bold, assertive (and sometimes brash and selfish) warrior archetype is not always … smooth. In the sign of Aries, Venus is in its “detriment”- indicating one of the 4 states possible for each planet when placed in different zodiac signs (“detriment” and “fall” being more challenging, while “exaltation” and “rulership” the easier placements).

Rulership: Planets here are “at home” in their environment and easy to express.
Exaltation: A step beyond rulership, planets here have a chance to achieve their highest expression.
Detriment: The opposite of rulership- planets are in slightly uncomfortable territory, and the energy may need to become unblocked or unstuck.
Fall: The opposite of exaltation—energy is lessened and may need some invigoration in order to achieve expression.

For example, in Aries, Venus wants what she wants, now, and on her terms. Fiery Aries is quick with passion but not with compromise. Venus in its detriment could learn a thing or too about love from Venus’ ruling sign, Libra (the opposite sign to Aries). Venus in Libra naturally knows how to pause and apply strategy instead of just a quick reaction.

When in their detriment or fall, planets are challenged to adjust, to learn, and to further refine the energies symbolized by that planet. Below, a guide to these cosmic challenges …

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**Discover your challenging placements by calculating your birth chart. No challenging aspects? You can still use the dates below to work with these energies throughout the year as the planet indicated spends time in that sign! 

:: THE SUN ::
Rulership: Leo // Exaltation: Aries // Detriment: Aquarius // Fall: Libra  
The Sun is the single most important point in a horoscope. He vitalizes Earth and the rest of our solar system, and relates to our “individuality”- who we are beyond our thoughts and emotions.

Detriment in Aquarius (2017 Dates: January 19-February 18)  
Aquarius energy is connected to the concept of humanity as a whole, but can sometimes struggle with the messiness of the individual. Aquarians circulate the solar force within the group by “fixing their will” in the service of group ideals. The Sun in Aquarius placement is all about learning how to balance group ideals with individual creativity, and sometimes learning to say “Yes, I really matter!”

Fall in Libra (2017 Dates: September 22- October 23
Because of their penchant for pursuing the perfect relationship, Libra Sun signs’ individual vitality can become diffused. Librans can learn how to vitalize themselves by developing some Aries energy in relationships. A good way to start is by noticing: “where am I holding back from asserting my individuality and just strategically reflecting what the other person wants to hear.” Assertion of individuality will rebalance vitality and allow space for creative expression.

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:: THE MOON ::
Rulership: Cancer // Exaltation: Taurus // Detriment: Capricorn // Fall: Scorpio 
The Moon is the second most important point in the horoscope, and represents emotions, imagination, memories, and how we are nurtured.

**2017 Dates: Because the Moon changes signs every few days, check Planet Watcher for the current placement. We’ll have a Full Moon in Scorpio on May 10th, a New Moon in Scorpio on November 18th, and a Full Moon in Capricorn on July 9th.

Detriment in Capricorn
The Moon and achievement-conscious Capricorn are both related to security but they have opposing views. The ambition and drive to achieve success in society are energetically opposed with the Moon’s nurturing function (just think of those countless burnt out corporate ladder climbers!) Capricorn moons will benefit from reevaluating safety and security needs, scheduling time for self-care rituals like massage, and just feeling their feelings.

Fall in Scorpio
In fixed signs, the Moon wants to hold on to inherited patterns of nurturing, and in fixed Scorpio the art is in learning to let go. Scorpio Moons are nurtured through in-depth sharing that leads to transformation. Learn to honor your watery depths by getting in touch with more difficult emotions. You might try Jungian therapy, group counseling, or another form of therapy where you can share, transform, and release old habits.

:: MERCURY ::
Rulership: Gemini & Virgo // Exaltation: Aquarius // Detriment: Sagittarius // Fall: Pisces & Leo 
As the ruler of thought, reason, and communication, Mercury is an androgynous planet that picks up masculine or feminine energy depending on the sign or relationship to other planets.

Detriment in Sagittarius (2017 Dates: November 5-January 11 2018, retrograde December 3-22)
With Sag’s philosophically expanded worldview, Mercury placed here can tend towards exaggeration, embellishment, boastfulness, or the zealous view that one’s personal opinion equals a universal outlook. To work with this energy, it’s important to notice when you’re blowing things out of proportion and to practice more discretion in speech.

Fall in Pisces (2017 Dates: February 25-March 13)
With the overemphasis on words and rational thought in Western education, Mercury in Pisces may feel that their imagination or creativity is “silly.” The key here is learning to believe that compassion doesn’t always need to be verbalized- a loving presence or hug can work. Emotional communication is a valid form of communication. Dream interpretation or a study of symbols like the Tarot could help bring out the best in this Mercury.

Fall in Leo (2017 Dates: July 5-July 25) 
Leo represents creative expression and Mercury placed here sometimes thinks they are an instant prodigy! In order to achieve the highest form of expression, this Mercury could use a dose of Aquarian objectivity to integrate their vision into society. Developing a meditation practice with a mantra like “thoughts are things, I am not my thoughts” will help with this process.

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:: VENUS ::
Rulership: Taurus & Libra // Exaltation: Pisces // Detriment: Scorpio & Aries // Fall: Virgo 
Venus is the goddess of love, beauty, and harmony. She also rules the Law of Attraction- how you value and feel about yourself ultimately manifests in both your relationships and your bank account.

Detriment in Scorpio (2017 Dates: November 7-December 1)
In Scorpio, the challenging call is to transform the Venusian areas of love, relationships, and money. Learning to value your own and others’ resources appropriately is a lesson for this Venus. Another challenge comes from dealing with intensity and learning when to say no to excitement and emotional thrills that may lead to financial or emotional problems. Find your own value and trust in the process of regeneration.

Fall in Virgo (2017 Dates: September 19- October 14) 
Virgo is a mutable sign associated with the process of improvement, and when attached to Venus this can manifest as sharp criticism and endless “fixing” in relationships. Learning to dissolve some of your hyper-awareness through loving self-acceptance (the Piscean end of the polarity), and editing internal and external critique is key.

:: MARS ::
Rulership: Aries & Scorpio // Exaltation: Capricorn, // Detriment: Taurus & Libra // Fall: Cancer 
Mars rules the primitive side of our natures through the “4 Fs”: Feeding, fighting, fleeing, and … reproduction. The god of war is eager to penetrate the environment. A person’s humanness has a lot to do with Mars management- whether they are impulsive and brash or able to direct their will consciously and compassionately.

Detriment in Taurus (2017 Dates: March 9-21) 
When Mars is in Taurus, the desire for sensual experience is strong, and the challenge lies in overcoming and disciplining the heightened five senses. The drive and primal motive will be towards more concrete expressions of Taurus like money and sex. This placement will have to learn more about the unseen value of experience and presence. Try exercises like conscious, meditative eating where you pause gratefully for 5 minutes with a meal in front of you before diving in. Notice and observe what comes up without judgment.

Detriment in Libra (2017 Dates: October 22-December 9)
While Mars is all about fighting and assertion, Libra is about initiating relationships and this combination can lead to passive aggressive behavior. In Aries, it’s easy to fight our enemy but Mars in Libra has to sit at the table with them and negotiate. This Mars placement is learning how to evolve from an impulsive to a refined human being. Learn to balance instinctive reactions towards your partners’ moves with healthy self-assertion of your own desires.

Fall in Cancer (2017 Dates: June 4-July 20)  
Mars will always act out to assert himself as separate, and in Cancer the tendency towards cohesion and bonding leads to a conflict. Mars in Cancers act when they feel safe with their tribe and outside of this familiar context, the impulse to assert the self is repressed. This is a sign where Mars is learning courage. Courage comes through assertion of individuality in the world beyond the tribe (the Capricorn end of the polarity). Practicing action-oriented activities like martial arts will help build the confidence to express your desires!

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Fred Steinmann is a New York-based consulting astrologer who advises entrepreneurs, creative professionals, leaders of thought and industry, and all those searching for clarity, guidance, direction, and inspiration during uncertain times. He bases his practice on training and study in Ageless Wisdom, and astrological techniques grounded in 10+ years of professional experience advising clients and colleagues on Wall Street.

THE TAURUS NEW MOON WANTS YOU TO TRUST IN YOUR VALUE

The message of the 2017 Taurus New Moon is to connect to your inner stillness, be present for beauty, and trust in your true value, says Sandra Sitron  …

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New Moon :: April 26th 2017:: 8:18 am EST :: 6 degrees 27 minutes Taurus

Slow. Peaceful. Still. Serene.

The moment of thisTaurus New Moon opens a portal for you to connect with your inner stillness (aka inner serenity, the quiet mind, your essential nature, your higher self). When you access your “inner stillness,” you may notice a sense of true security. In this headspace of harmony and peace you have no insecurity. You trust in your value. You trust in abundance.

This portal is open for you. Move into it through meditation. Create space and stillness. Be patient. Be present to the beauty around you. Focus your attention on being grounded, registering the sensations in your body, and connecting to your inner worth.

Taurus is a powerhouse sign. On the Taurus New Moon, the Sun and the Moon meet here, to represent a new beginning. We can take this time to send our wishes to the moon. What new beginning are you ready for in your life? Craft your intentions now.

It’s especially powerful to center your intentions on Taurus themes, which focus on the physical body. The stimuli that makes the physical body feel good. The food, shelter, and water the physical body needs to exist. Money. Anything that is sustainable or of value that will keep the body going for a long time. Anything beautiful that the physical body will appreciate.

This Taurus New Moon entices you to find inner stillness. What does Taurus have to do with inner stillness? Taurus rules the body. When you can become completely grounded in your body and aware of the information that is coming in through your senses, you have acquired one way to arrive in a meditative state. You are present.

Inner stillness helps you discover other Taurus themes. It makes you aware of your inner worth and your inner value. Your security. Your sense of abundance. Your inner harmony. It brings your values into perspective. Inner stillness is grounding and secure.

There is a vibration of Taurus that can be completely concrete and stubborn. At this Taurus New Moon, it’s time melt any stubbornness and transmute it into stability. True stability creates space for security and openness.

As you create stillness within yourself, you are tilling fertile soil in which to plant your seeds. Your Taurus New Moon seed intentions should bring forth lovely blooms of abundance, harmony in relationships, security, physical health, and beauty. These themes can be very powerful for you now.

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Moon semi-sextile Mars
The next move in a game of chess.
This aspect urges you to take action. Mars is in the zippy sign of Gemini, cajoling along the slow-poke Taurus New Moon. They may not agree on the correct speed. But they can decide to take concentrated, deliberate action. And that action can be potent. Center yourself and then move your chess pieces deliberately. Take your time. Make it happen. This is not time to push forward hastily. You can take slow and powerful, grounded actions that are based on your values.

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Moon trine Saturn Retrograde 
Drinking your green smoothie.
The Taurus New Moon is in a wide trine to Saturn. Saturn’s energy here can help you find the structures that work best for you. What are your systems for optimal health and wellness? What are your best systems for quieting your mind? For exercise? For learning? For communication? For managing your finances? This is positive energy that will help you get everything into alignment. Think about what kind of support and structure you need and call it in.

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Use the questions below to dive deeper into the lessons of the 2017 Taurus New Moon. For a more accurate reading, calculate your chart for free here and see what house holds 6 degrees Taurus…

Aries or New Moon in the 2nd House
This New Moon takes place in your house of security, money, values and worth. What support can you ask to receive?

Taurus or New Moon in the 1st House
This New Moon takes place in your house of identity. How are the circumstances in your life teaching you about who you really are?

Gemini or New Moon in the 12th House
This New Moon takes place in your house of the subconscious mind. What advice would your higher self give you about an issue in your life? Write down your issue, then write your higher self’s advice.

Cancer or New Moon in the 11th House
This New Moon takes place in your house of friends and future. What vision will you craft? What do you desire?

Leo or New Moon in the 10th House
This New Moon takes place in your house of career. Where can you push yourself a little further out into the limelight?

Virgo or New Moon in the 9th House
This New Moon takes place in your house of exploration. What do you need to see that you aren’t seeing?

Libra or New Moon in the 8th House
This New Moon takes place in your house of emotional union. What feeling is ready to change form? Write yourself a letter from that feeling. Let it tell you everything it needs to say.

Scorpio or New Moon in the 7th House
This New Moon takes place in your house of primary relationships. How will you let yourself get closer to another person? What will you say to encourage closeness?

Sagittarius or New Moon in the 6th House
This New Moon takes place in your house of health and habits. What is one small thing you can do every day to connect to your body? Can you thank your body for that connection?

Capricorn or New Moon in the 5th House
This New Moon takes place in your house of creativity and fun. How are you yearning to express yourself?

Aquarius or New Moon in the 4th House
This New Moon takes place in your house of home and family. What will you do to welcome in a new feeling at home?

Pisces or New Moon in the 3rd House 
This New Moon takes place in your house of learning and communication. Do you believe that a breakthrough comes to you or that you have to invite it in? What would you do to invite it in?

Want more wisdom? Book a reading with Sandra here.

A GUIDE TO VENUS RETROGRADE FOR YOUR SIGN

Does the sound of another retrograde have you reeling? Chill! Venus Retrograde 2017 is a time for rediscovering where our true love lives, says Danielle Paige … Main Image: Carlos Bongiovanni 

Saturday, March 4th :: Venus Stations Retrograde :: 14 degrees of Aries

Sunday, April 2nd :: Venus Re-enters Pisces  

Saturday, April 15th :: Venus Goes Direct :: 26 degrees of Pisces 

Lovers. Love. Sex. Money. The Feminine. Self-worth. Intimacy. Values. Relating. Giving. Receiving. Ahhhhh yes … all of the above is up for RE-discovery, right now.

While our first reaction to the word “retrograde” might be to let out a sigh of frustration, these cycles are actually moments of deep review. Think of this as an opportunity to work with your shadow side, heal those parts that need to be integrated or purged, and upgrade your patterns.

But of course, it’s not all sweetness and light—doing shadow work prompts us to address things that have been pushed under the rug. There will be breakups and there may be confusion in your current relationships. Whether you’re pretending you have a perfect relationship when you know it’s not truly nourishing your soul, or are stuck in the same relationship patterns over and over, it’s an optimal time to get real about what’s no longer working. And with this realness, eventually comes clarity. 

Ex-lovers? Venus Retrograde energy always tends to dig up the past in order to end old cycles, so don’t be surprised if old flames pop back up. New relationships? This can definitely be a time where people enter your life for karmic work. Be aware that “karmic” doesn’t always mean roses and sunshine! These will be relationships that force you to confront parts of yourself that you’re suppressing.

However, the energy of Venus is two-fold. While she symbolizes how we connect with others, each relationship has everything to do with what we VALUE, since we often project our core desires onto others. Remember to keep this broader message of Venus Retrograde in mind. Ask, how are you working with your feminine energy? Does it need more balancing? What’s your relationship to money like? Are you having a hard time discovering your core desires and values? Now is the time to dig deep into your heart and explore all of these themes—without judgement!

And please, don’t force it. Simply remain mindful that after Venus goes direct, you may start to see things differently. Whatever happens during this time, trust that your heart always knows the way home!

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Wondering where to start? Discover your Venus sign by looking at your birth chart and following the guide below. 

Collage: Mariano Peccinetti

:: Venus in Aries :: Venus Retrograde is encouraging you to reconnect with your courage and independence in a balanced way, instead of just diving in head first. You are good at pushing others to find their independence but sometimes that means you forget about yours—reconnect with your courage and your truth!

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:: Venus in Taurus :: Venus Retrograde is encouraging you to connect back with your own sensuality and your core values. You are good at sustaining others in love but have you forgotten to sustain yourself as well? Take your time in love—you’re meant to go at your own pace.

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:: Venus in Gemini ::Venus Retrograde is encouraging you to communicate your needs clearly, but to do so in a way that moves beyond the surface and gets real. It’s easy for you to skim the surface but what happens if you get a little deeper? You move beyond the shadow energy of Venus in Gemini and you may actually find something that doesn’t bore you!

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:: Venus in Cancer ::Venus Retrograde is encouraging you to nurture yourself as you would a child. You spend so much time taking care of others, and with this Venus energy redirected, it can help you better care for your own feelings. You are the mamma bear of love but don’t forget that mamma bears need love too.

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:: Venus in Leo ::Venus Retrograde is encouraging you to shine your love and light on the world in a way that motivates others, instead of only making it all about yourself. You have such an ability to show others the way—use it to serve, inspire, love, and cheer people on and raise them up! In doing so, you raise your vibration as well.

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:: Venus is in Virgo ::Venus Retrograde is encouraging you to clean up your diet, health, and routine so that you can be of service to yourself in a way that you haven’t before. You are dedicated with your love, so make sure you are dedicated to yourself as well.

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:: Venus in Libra ::Venus Retrograde is encouraging you to find the right relationship for your soul, not just any relationship. Libra enjoys partnership and can often lose themselves in one. Instead, this is a time to really get connected with what you need and desire in a divine partnership that lifts you up rather than simply fills a void.

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:: Venus in Scorpio ::Venus Retrograde is encouraging you to connect deeply with those around you. Surface relationships are not your thing so if it’s not activating your heart then it’s time to go deeper or move onto something else. Out of all the Venus placements, you know when to purge a relationship or when it’s a call for deeper intimacy—trust that you know what to do!

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:: Venus in Sagittarius :: Venus Retrograde is encouraging you to spread your wings! Go on adventures either with your lover or by yourself, because you never know who you might meet. This is the Venus sign that says “yes” to expansion. Have you been stuck in a rut? It’s time to explore and let your passport lead the way…

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:: Venus in Capricorn :: Venus Retrograde is encouraging you to find your own inner authority. You are always very good at helping others rise to the top so now take the time to plan out your next steps for inner and outer success. In your uphill climb, remember that slow and steady wins the race for you.

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:: Venus in Aquarius :: Venus Retrograde is encouraging you to play up your intelligence and your uniqueness. Often times, you may subconsciously hide these qualities because it challenges societal expectations, but thisVenus Retrograde is the time to tap into all that makes you, you! This is your path towards the free-spirited love you so desire.

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:: Venus in Pisces :: Venus Retrograde is encouraging you to make sure you’re seeing love clearly. Pisces energy can sometimes focus solely on the good parts and ignore the red flags in relationships. Instead of focusing so much on others, this is also good time to be sure you are seeing yourself clearly as well. Are you ignoring your own inner flags? Refocusing on your own process will help you find more clarity in love as well.

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