Zodiac in Translation

August 2019


Aries or Aries Rising: March 21– April 19 

The infamous Aries artist, Van Gogh was obsessed with light and color. His signature swirling style laced his canvasses with suns, stars and moons. Let’s reserve this month for you Aries, as the month to bring more color into your life. This might have you, literally, taking up brush and canvass or changing a color palette in home or office. Creativity, playfulness and humor will help in this endeavor because as you brighten your outer life your inner life follows suit. This is also the month for sunflowers. Bring one of these light bringers into your life!

Taurus or Taurus Rising: April 20 – May 20

Is it a true statement that our home reflects who we are at some core level? What do we put on our walls? How do we arrange our cupboards? What are our daily rituals? These questions may spark your curiosity this month Taurus as you find yourself redecorating and reinventing your home. The old décor on your walls doesn’t reflect the person you’ve become. Pay close attention to your personal evolution and find an art piece or two that fits perfectly with your present self. You are the master of your domain!

 Gemini or Gemini Rising: May 21 – June 21

How do ideas come to you Gemini? Slow and steady? Fast and furious?  It stands to reason this month that you have enough idea-juice to slake the thirst of the masses. I know that sounds pretty intense, but we could say that you are truly bursting with creativity.  Collaboration will be the key to bringing your idea’s home. The sculptor Auguste Rodin famously said that our ideas must become things. Question for you Gemini is this: Which idea do you want to incarnate? Get quiet; lay all the ideas on the table and take one to the bank

 Cancer or Cancer Rising: June 22 – July 22 xx

Sharon Salzberg wrote a book called Loving-Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness. In her book she say’s that we can travel a long way and do many different things, but our deepest happiness is not born from accumulating new experiences. It is born from letting go of what is unnecessary and knowing ourselves to be always home. I think being home to oneself isn’t always easy and has something to do with how comfortable we are in our skin and how well we can stay present. It is from this vantage point that you’ll find a deeper, more authentic way to reside in your being dear Cancer. Let your happiness shine through!

Leo or Leo Rising: July 23 – August 22 xx

Infamous Leo chef and writer Julia Child told us this: Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.  I cannot tell you how apropos this advice is for you Leo. You do not lack passion. In fact you are full of the stuff. You also have interests coming out of your pockets. The key this month is to channel the part about keeping tremendously interested in what you are doing. Re-invent, recreate, rebrand, rearrange—do anything necessary to keep doing the thing you love. For Julia, well she cooked her heart out. 

Virgo or Virgo Rising: August 23 – September 22

As gregarious as you can be at times Virgo, you are typically humble and even shy about telling others your story or even pulling attention your way. This is a testament to your unassuming and generous nature. You are always looking to help others. You can do that this month by the simple act of telling your story to another. There are people out there in the world that want, if not need to hear it. They will listen, benefit from and quite possibly be transformed by the simple act of you sharing a part of yourself that you’ve kept hidden. Dare to share. Set aside the ego for a chance at serving through your hard won experiences.

 Libra or Libra Rising: September 23 – October 22

Among other things Libra, you are typically known for your ability to mediate. This is because you, for better or for worse, can generally see both sides of an argument. This can be both a vice and a virtue. People will seek your advice because it is generally sound. However, this month you may find yourself aligning with one side of a situation unable to offer a neutral ear. It may make you uncomfortable. No sweat though Libra! Finding that you have personal preferences feels like a step forward. Enjoy having a bias for a change!

 Scorpio or Scorpio Rising: October 23 – November 21 

Leonard Cohen, legendary poet and singer sang these lyrics from his song Anthem: Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering, there is a crack, a crack in everything that’s how the light gets in. Dear Scorpio you’ve started to gain real steam in your career. Others are starting to see you as an authority in your field. You get to make real decisions this month about what you want to offer. Please remember where you’ve come from, the mistakes you’ve made that add to your own success. Keep your humor about you, let yourself and others make mistakes, try better the next time, and learn, I mean really, learn how to forgive. 

Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising: November 22 – December 21

You know the saying that the book is always better than the movie? Why do we say this Sag? What is it that the book has, that we don’t get when we see the movie? What is your opinion on the matter (because I know you have one or you wouldn’t be the amazing Sag that you are!)? I usually align with the book version but I will tell you that there have been a handful of movies that I’ve liked better than the book, one of them being TheRazor’s Edge by Somerset Maugham. Imbedded in this movie is a message for you Sag, something that has you searching for the meaning of life across vast oceans and towering mountains. 

Capricorn or Capricorn Rising: December 22 - January 19 xx

Dear Capricorn there is a great deal of magic available to you this month! Or, let’s put it this way, the doors of perception are opening a little wider than usual. You may have more than your share of aha moments! Keep your mentors and teachers close this month, and don’t hesitate to ask them for direction or advice. Don’t be surprised if they speak to you in riddles. Like the hero in every adventure story or the antagonist in every fairy tale you can only complete your journey when you ask for help. What is stopping you from moving forward?

Aquarius or Aquarius Rising: January 20 – February 18

In Gary Chapmans’s oft-quoted book, The Five Love Languages he elucidates what he considers to be the five important ways we give and receive love. They are as follows: receiving gifts, quality time, words of affirmation, acts of service and physical touch.Where do you line up with your lover Aquarius? You are one of the more observant signs in the Zodiac so this question should be right up your alley.  Little secret? We generally give the kind of love we most want to receive. Start there. 

Pisces or Pisces Rising: February 19 – March 20

Your day-to-day devotion to your work Pisces is starting to pay off. However, you’ve downplayed one of your true gifts, that of being a visionary. Believe it or not this gift of yours is exactly what is needed at this time. Share your unique perspective with your co-workers and colleagues. Take a leadership role. Trust the insight that bubbles right out of your powerful creativity. Don’t let the naysayers win. Nurture your dreams both by day and by night.

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