Zodiac in Translation

October 2019

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Aries or Aries Rising: March 21– April 19 

When there amasses a line of planets in any given house we want to take note, Aries. For you this month we find you focusing on your relationships, assessing, remembering—even rebuilding. Have you let your primary connections spin out of balance? Have you been listening to your intuition? I want to help you remember how much value you bring to the table and encourage you fight for that value. When you feel like a crucial member of a partnership, light and harmony are restored. Remember to be yourself amidst all this relating. Remain honest and direct! 

Taurus or Taurus Rising: April 20 – May 20

In yoga terminology there is the word asana.The sage Patanjali defines asana as being seated in a firm, pleasant and relaxed position. It is said that the purpose of asana is to prepare the body for the state of meditation. Dear Taurus, these are the things you will reflect on this month as you feel the overwhelming desire to fine-tune your body, mind and spirit. You know when you feel balanced and relaxed. You also know when you’re restless. Find the practice that brings restorative peace. Love your body this month, unconditionally.  

Gemini or Gemini Rising: May 21 – June 20

Master of the mercurial, there is so much coming and going this month for you Gemini. Seems you are going to be project-driven and close enough to the finish line that you smell success. Don’t let procrastination overwhelm you. Sleep and eat in alignment with the amount of energy you are expending in your creative work. I can envision a smile on your face at the end of this. It puts a smile on my face! Keep working hard, play smart, and give a big ole’ hug to your team of supporters. They’ve been there for you the whole time and you know it. 

Cancer or Cancer Rising: June 21 – July 22 

The late, great Alexander McQueen said, “it’s good to know where you come from. It makes you what you are today. It’s DNA, it’s in your blood.” I challenge all my Cancerians everywhere to take this quote to heart. In our youth we leave the familiar behind, yet somewhere in our growth process, we recall, remember and even re-invite the familiar back into our lives. This is where we hit pay dirt—close to the bone and next to the heart. Give a nod to your roots my friends. Channel your inner McQueen into a stunning combination of memory and magic. 

Leo or Leo Rising: July 23 – August 22 

It is an understatement to call our Leo’s creative. They are, honestly, the embodiment of all things artistic. Born with fire in their bellies, they must brand a canvas upon the world. Let’s call this month a time of inspiration Leo. Open the local Weekly and with pen in hand circle all the cultural events you need to attend, art shows, symphonies, poetry readings and concerts. Whatever the case, its time to gather more light, perspective—maybe even time to look for a new muse. Listen for discord, only because it will help find what truly strikes a chord in your illustrious soul. 

Virgo or Virgo Rising: August 23 – September 22

I remember the exact place I finished John Irving’s book, A Prayer for Owen Meany—on a train platform in Taipei, Taiwan. There is a quote in this book that I want to share with my Virgo friends. “What I am telling you is, if you want to do things your own way, you’re going to have to make a decision. You’re going to have to find a little courage.” See, it is about a decision this month, one about your work and its importance or worth. You’ve possibly been at this juncture before and waffled. Find your light, set your compass and exert that bit of courage that liberates the heart. 

Libra or Libra Rising: September 23 – October 22

It seems particularly important this month to inspire our Libra’s to find self-compassion. We might also encourage them toward a luxurious self-care routine that may or may not include a day at the spa! We hear very often that we should aspire to beauty inside and out but what does that actually mean? I think it may have something to do with self-acceptance, and love. The Dalai Lama say’s it this way,  “if you don’t love yourself you cannot love others.” Deceptively simply! Reduce the outer-world static.  Tune into your inner wellbeing. Listen for the call of the birds. Read a novel. Go to the water. Breathe. 

Scorpio or Scorpio Rising: October 23 – November 21 

Werner Herzog’s film Cave of Forgotten Dreams documents the Chauvet Cave in southern France where they discovered the oldest, known human-painted images. This is one very old art gallery! I want to ask you to pay special attention to your dream images this month Scorpio. There is a very real possibility that inspiration will come from this land of mystery. The luminous will loom large and dance across your daydreams as well. Find pen, paper, and watercolor. Give a voice to the place of knowing in yourself that rarely gets a chance to see the light of day. Take your creativity to a new level through communing with the soul. 

Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising: November 22 – December 21

I want to direct you to the idea of emotional intelligence this month Sag. You may find yourself more than once playing a mediator role with friends, colleagues, even your community. With your penchant to judge directly (yep, you heard it right, our Sag’s are great judges), you may lose patience with the overly emotional ones. I challenge you to stay and listen, practice patience, and ask new questions of those you’ve overlooked in the past. You might find new and unexpected relationships emerging. Deeply satisfying relationships are possible. 

Capricorn or Capricorn Rising: December 22 - January 19 

The classic fairy tale, Goldilocks seems to be, at least in part, an adventure in the idea of just right. Capricorn, you may find yourself looking for the right fit this month where your life purpose and career choices are concerned. You may have settled into good enough in the past but now you are looking for what makes you happy and sets your spirit free. Be picky. Ask all the right questions. Read the finer print. Sit in all the chairs, eat all the bowls of porridge and lay in all the beds before you settle into the exact fit for you. You are so worth it. Your happiness depends on it. 

Aquarius or Aquarius Rising: January 20 – February 18

Recently I had someone tell me that they were on cloud 9.  Although I’ve heard this term very often I wondered suddenly where the expression originated. Seems that the US Weather Bureau in the 1950’s classified the cumulonimbus (the extra fluffy one) as cloud 9. I suddenly had the delightful image of romping on one of these white landscapes. All of this is to say that there is an extra dose of bliss coming your way this month Aquarius. Usually when our head is in the clouds we are spaced out, but your romp on cloud 9 this month is all about inspiration, hopefulness and joy. 

Pisces or Pisces Rising: February 19 – March 20

This month dear Pisces, you will be thinking about your relationships and the definition of intimacy. There will be the opportunities to see yourself, for better or worse, reflected through the eyes of a lovers, partners and friends. What do you see there? Do you like that reflection? Working on your most intimate relationships will help you see the future more clearly. Remember what Georgia O’Keeffe said about flowers that “nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.” 

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