Zodiac in Translation
Aries or Aries Rising: March 21– April 19
Without mincing words Aries, I am going to give it to you straight. The party is over. It’s been an exciting summer season for you, what with the late night parties, and playful escapades, and you’ve known that this day was coming all along. However you want to spin it, it is time to get down to work. There may be a project that needs your attention or it may be time to turn your eye onto the day-to-day operations of house and home. Don’t forget the glow you’ve been experiencing this month. Channel that energy into productivity!
Taurus or Taurus Rising: April 20 – May 20
Julia Cameron wrote a book called The Artist’s Way. In the book she encourages her readers to write what she calls the morning pages, a certain number of pages each morning, unedited in a kind of stream-of-consciousness style. The purpose of this non-judgmental writing is to help the artist or writer lose the critic long enough to free their creativity. This is the stuff you’ll be thinking about this month Taurus—the dance between the critic and the creator. Find a way to turn that critic into a fierce advocate so that you can produce the creative gems that flow through your dreams.
Gemini or Gemini Rising: May 21 – June 20
I am going to use the jungle metaphor with you this month Gemini. Either your houseplants have gotten way out of control or you have amassed a healthy amount of stuff on your countertops and bedsides. You’ve been too busy to take a day or two at home but I tell you it is perfectly indicated for you this month. Plan to spend a full day working on household projects that need your attention. Clearing away clutter at home will do wonders for you mind-space, as there is a direct correlation between the two. Slash through the jungle on the home front and get ready for new thoughts to emerge! Good luck!
Cancer or Cancer Rising: June 21 – July 22
The poet, Sylvia Plath infamously lined her walls with the rejection letters she received from publishers. Plath’s philosophy was this: when a rejection letter comes in a new poem goes out. I don’t imagine this was easy for a sensitive poet. Cancer, you may find yourself feeling afraid of what the world would say if you voiced the real ideas and thoughts in your heart. It’s time to ignore the naysayers and get on with the business of speaking your truth. You know that your thoughts and ideas need to be communicated, written down, given a chance to bloom. This is work you can only do for yourself. Find your truth and set it free.
Leo or Leo Rising: July 23 – August 22
I am going to invoke Marie Condo’s book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up this month for you Leo. She says, to truly cherish the things that are important to you, you must first discard those that have outlived their purpose. I share this advice with you less on the home front and more at your place of work. Seems that you are ready to take a good look at what you value and how you make your money. What was once important to you may have flat lined. It is time to shed some of that dead weight, remember what you love and move toward your heart. Serving a higher purpose, however you may define it, might just be the right medicine.
Virgo or Virgo Rising: August 23 – September 22
It is here Virgo, your season! You have this chance once a year to enjoy the fruits of your labors—to acknowledge a job well done. This may not be the most social month for you because you are knee-deep in self-care, health and wellness. A daily health routine will emerge that leaves you feeling relieved and good. You are finally adhering to the idea that if you give your body good fuel it will burn strong and clean for you. Green drinks, smoothies, meditation, self-study, are just some of the things you are craving. Keep this attention focused through the month and beyond. You have a real chance to streamline your wellness practice into the future.
Libra or Libra Rising: September 23 – October 22
Is there a family story that you’ve been curious about over the years Libra? Does a relative or ancestor inspire you? Looks like there is a wealth of curiosity for you this month concerning your past. Looking at the past is not always easy but the planets this month have your back in a special way. Keep a notebook of your thoughts; write down your dreams, journal everyday, and start putting the past together in a brand new way. A new story may emerge—a surprising tale that will help you move forward in your present day life.
Scorpio or Scorpio Rising: October 23 – November 21
Our Scorpio’s are generally always looking for the deeper meaning in any given situation and have a powerful stick-to-itiveness. When they commit to something it takes a great deal of personal effort to turn away from the object of devotion. We are looking at the communities and groups you are committed to this month Scorpio, which ones work for you and which ones don’t. Where do you give your energy? What is the exchange of that energy? When do you see a deficit? As you elevate your purpose on the planet, you are looking more and more toward the kind of energy exchange that brings meaning to you and service to others. Let go of what doesn’t serve you OR your community. Organize around an inspired group that is worthy of your devotion.
Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising: November 22 – December 21
Much is said about authenticity. In existential philosophy the word authentic relates to or denotes an emotionally appropriate, significant, purposive and responsible mode of human life. The transiting movement of the spheres very much wants you to find your inner most authentic voice this month Sagittarius, and find a way to listen. There is no better time for you to contemplate what you want to say, how you want to say it, and to gather the courage to speak your truth to the world. Try to give the inner critic a vacation!
Capricorn or Capricorn Rising: December 22 - January 19
Are you daydreaming of foreign climes again Capricorn? There may be a way to combine your yearning for travel with your need for more learning either professionally or personally. Does a workshop at a beach sound about right? Doesn’t matter the subject at this point. You might just need a refresher course or some continuing education, something that feels exciting to learn. Start turning those daydreams to reality. Do you have your passport in order? Where is your suitcase?
Aquarius or Aquarius Rising: January 20 – February 18
Pay special attention to the ebb and flow of your personal energy this month Aquarius. It will be important for you to organize your time with others so that you can accomplish the goals you’ve set for yourself. You may be lured by distractions so remember to ground yourself, set appropriate boundaries, and communicate clearly! You have a true dream emerging and it feels exciting. Don’t let the day-to-day minutia sway you. Take small breaks for delightful snacks and quiet contemplations.
Pisces or Pisces Rising: February 19 – March 20
The poet Rumi said this in reference to the struggle of being in relationship. Out beyond the ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. Pondering on your most intimate relationships will take a good part of your bandwidth this month Pisces. There will be the usual banter of resentments but with careful consideration of the viewpoint of your lover, you may find that beautiful field where you can stand together, under a bright sun, with resolution, even transformation in your hearts.
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