Love You Like That - New Moon in Libra

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But what’s “that?!” How do you want to be loved? That’s the jackpot question this Libra New Moon, and what you’re likely to discover during Venus Retrograde (Oct. 6-Nov. 16). In figuring this out, you’ll find your bliss.

Partnership is balance to Libra, and during Libra season, we need partners to balance ourselves. Not just romantic ones, but all kinds: your best friend, business partner, your “audience” in the world and others whom you support and support you. On this New Moon and its two-week waxing period, you can start attracting whomever and whatever you need to balance your life.

The first step to getting what you want is knowing what you want. Over the past two weeks, since the Full Moon in Aries, we may have become very clear on what we don’t want — what we won’t stand for — and may have drawn lines in the sand: i.e., “This is not me. This is not what I want in my life.” You may have decided to distance yourself from a job, relationship, or lifestyle habit you no longer prefer. It’s this process of knowing what you don’t want that helps determine what you do want. Now it’s a matter of further clarifying your vision of what you want, and aligning with it. To align with it, feel the way you would feel if you were experiencing your ideal reality now; then, by virtue of like attracting like, you sync up with it in your life.

With Pluto making a challenging square to the luminaries, we may find ourselves reverting back to the “scene of the crime,” or regressing back to what we find familiar but not desirable. (This can also happen under Venus Retrograde.) Pluto brings up old shit, and with its aspects to the sun and moon this New Moon, we’ll have to double-down on what we SAY we want. We’ll have to face our old beliefs and fight the fears that hold us back from the rebirth and regeneration that Pluto can bring. This is not always easy, since it involves letting that old part of ourselves die and becoming acclimated to a new version— it’s like a metaphorical death, making the familiar unfamiliar and the unfamiliar familiar.

With Neptune quincunxing the luminaries, we’re tasked with adjusting the pictures we make in our heads. We’re given an opportunity to imagine the new story. Visualization, therefore, is a great tool to use over the next two weeks, and its power lies in emotion: Emotion is what the universe responds to; so don’t just visualize what you want, conjure up the emotions of having what you want. Consistently return to the emotions you want to experience to adjust to the “new normal” that you desire. In doing so, your energetic field will be able to broadcast to the universe the energy you want to attract. Essentially, we have to be disciplined and judicious about the thoughts we think that lead to the emotions we feel.

As mentioned, adding to the discovery and adjustment this new moon is Venus, which is retrograde until Nov. 16. Because the planet of love from our perspective appears to have slowed down, it’s the perfect opportunity to get clear on how you love and how you want to be loved. If someone were to say to you, “I can love you like that,” what would “that” mean? How do you want to be loved? That’s the question you’ll get clear on during Venus’ 40-day transit. And with knowledge of how you want to be loved, you’ll have a better chance of attracting it into your experience.

And it’s not just how you want to be loved you’ll discover this Venus Retrograde, but also how you want to be valued, as Venus rules not just love, but money, too. In its financial respect, Venus Retrograde will help you determine how you want to experience money in your life. How you get paid, what you get paid for, and how much you get paid are called into reflection. Adding value and making money is an energy exchange. Are you expressing your talents in a way that adds as much value to the universe as you can? How might you express yourself better and add more value to the world, which will result in more money in your pocket? With Venus Retrograde, you’ll have a chance to better understand your relationship with money, and how you can allow it to circulate in your life most abundantly.

To sum up:

  • The Full Moon in Aries’ waning period (September 24-Oct. 7) likely made clear what you do not want; ideally, you’ve let go of attachments to what you don’t want over the past two weeks. Or at least distanced yourself from what’s no longer serving you.

  • Today’s (Oct. 8, 2018) New Moon in Libra is about partnerships, and attracting the right ones into your life.

  • Pluto strongly aspected may bring up old shit — we may revert back to old scenarios we said we don’t want. Pluto can also help us to detach from the old self and create a new one — i.e., help us double-down on what we DO want, and transform our emotional energy to match our preferences.

  • Neptune strongly aspected gives us an opportunity to use our imagination and visualization to get acquainted with the emotion of having what is desired. We will need to get acquainted and acclimated with these new emotions, so that they dominate and push out less desirable ones, thus changing our self-image, emotional body and point of attraction.

  • Venus Retrograde (Oct. 6-Nov. 16) is an opportunity to discover how exactly we want to be loved and valued. By its end, we should all be more clear on how we want to be loved and valued i.e., how we want to experience love and money in our lives.

  • Use this New Moon in Libra to align with your desires, and attract them into your life over the next six months.

To find out which area of your chart will be activated by the New Moon in Libra, check to see where 15 degrees of Libra falls in your astrological chart. Likewise, read your sign and/or rising sign below.

ARIES: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 7th House of Partnerships. This will open up a six-month window of opportunity to strengthen the partnerships you’re in, and also find other ones that make you even stronger. With Venus retrograding through your 8th House this month, people from the past may show up with whom you can join resources to better your life experience. During this period as well, you may get a better idea of your internal makeup, which will allow you to experience deeper intimacy with others. Others in your life will help you now more than ever — it’s just a matter of choosing the ones that benefit your expansion, transformation and ideals.

TAURUS: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 6th House of Lifestyle, which encompasses health and work. Feeling as perfect as possible is the goal, so it’s a great time to start a new habit, project or wellness practice. With Venus retrograding through your 7th House of Partnerships this month, October is a time of discovering what you actually need from the partners in your life. Old partnerships from the past may show up; just ensure their effect on you is empowering, should they score a regular role in your life. Create your ideal reality this month by visualizing your ideal lifestyle: What are you doing every day, who are you doing it with, and how does your body feel?

GEMINI: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 5th House of Pleasure, activating things you really love, like romance, your children if you have any, and creative projects. This six-month cycle will help you think less and live more! What do you really love to do, and how can you incorporate these into your daily life to experience joy all the time? Retrograde Venus this month will be transiting your 6th House of Lifestyle, helping you discover how you can best live life on a day-to-day basis. It’s a great time to consider your eating habits, exercise regimen, sleep schedule, the work you do and who you do it for — what day-to-day lifestyle do you need to experience everyday joy?

CANCER: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 4th House of Emotional Security — this pertains to whatever makes you feel warm, safe, secure and nurtured, like your home or family. Over the next six months, you’ll have an opportunity to feel more emotionally secure than ever — so use the next two weeks for extra self-care, getting in touch with your feelings and needs. Retrograde Venus will transit your 5th House of Pleasure, so over this month old flames may return. This month, too, you may discover what you love to do, and how you can experience more joy. Focus on feeling good and doing things you love, expressing the joy and splendor of your inner kid.

LEO: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 3rd House of Communications. You have great mental prowess that will help you develop a great rapport with others during this time. Over the next two weeks is an ideal time to learn something new, start game-changing conversations, and develop the plans you need to succeed. Retrograde Venus will be transiting your 4th House this month, which is all about feeling really cozy and secure. During this time, you may come to understand what you need to feel as perfect as possible; this may mean connecting more with friends and family, to reconsidering your living conditions to create the perfect castle for yourself (e.g., redecorate or move).

VIRGO: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 2nd House of Self-Worth and Finance. The New Moon will allow you to align with higher self-worth and more prosperity over the next six months. Take extra good care of your body and feel really good, and move forward with financially lucrative endeavors. Retrograde Venus will be transiting your 3rd House of Communications, so any correspondences you have made previously may now serve you well. This month, you’ll get a better understanding of how you want your day-to-day environment to feel. You may also realize what you want to learn more of, to excite your mind and fulfill your life purpose.

LIBRA: Happy Birthday, Libra! The New Moon in Libra will transit your 1st House of Identity! This is a huge opportunity to decide who you want to be and what reality you wish to experience. Get in touch with what excites you, as this is your higher mind leading you to your purpose and happiness. Consider your ideal personality, and cultivate new beliefs based on that version of yourself — i.e., what would that new version of you believe? This month, Retrograde Venus is transiting your 2nd House of Self-Worth/Finance. Understand the full extent of your value this month, as the reality you experience is testament of what you believe about yourself, what you believe is possible, and what you’ll allow. For more abundance, express your voice and speak up for yourself. Also make sure you’re enjoying all your senses.

SCORPIO: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 12th House of the Subconscious, giving you two weeks to exchange self-limiting beliefs for empowering ones. For the next 14 days, take time to nest and rest. With less noise around you, you can meditate, visualize, and plant the seeds in your subconscious which will sprout when the sun enters your sign. 1.) Decide who you want to be. 2.) Acquaint your subconscious with the new you. 3.) Act like the new you — motion creates the self. Retrograde Venus is transiting your 1st House of Identity, helping you refashion your personality and how you present — create the version of yourself that knocks your socks off!

SAGITTARIUS: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 11th House of Hopes, Friends and Community. Ask yourself, “Why not?” Why shouldn’t you get whatever you want? The sky is the limit. You’ll find over the next six months how friends and community can give you the ideas and inspiration to make your dreams a reality. Go out, connect and share with others…to a certain extent: Retrograde Venus will be transiting your 12th House of the Subconscious, giving you the opportunity to self-reflect and decide which beliefs are serving you and which are not. Do some soul searching to make sure your beliefs are aligned with the greatest version of yourself you can be.

CAPRICORN: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 10th House of Status. A great time to develop your business goals and strategy, this is the New Moon to forge ahead to the top of the mountain! You’re likely to be called upon for responsibility this month, so take good care of yourself so you can bring your A-game. Meanwhile, Retrograde Venus will be transiting through your 11th House of Hopes, Dreams and Friends this month, giving you an opportunity to take a closer look at these areas: Have your dreams changed? Is an old dream calling you back? Same with friends: You may find some friends aren’t worth your time, while some amigos — past and present — deserve more of you!

AQUARIUS: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 9th House of Expansion. You may have itchy feet, ready to explore new realms. Use the energy of the new moon to move beyond what you know. Perhaps book a trip to another part of the world, or disseminate your knowledge by publishing, broadcasting or teaching, so you have space to learn more! Meanwhile, Retrograde Venus is transiting your 10th House of Status, so it’ll be important to re-examine what you want to be known for, and what kind of mark you want to leave on the world. Professional opportunities from the past may pop up — choose carefully, as careers are often made on “no’s” not “yes’es.”

PISCES: The New Moon in Libra will transit your 8th House of Rebirth. Feeling intense, lately? I bet! This New Moon, you’re tasked with clearing your space of anything that’s not relevant to the reality you want to experience. Release what no longer serves you, and tap into a new energetic field that matches your preferred reality. Joining forces with others — or cutting yourself off from others — is a theme. Retrograde Venus is transiting your 9th House of Expansion. You may find entrepreneurial, publishing, teaching or broadcasting opportunities from the past show up again. By November, you’ll have a good idea about how you want to grow along with the universe.

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Emancipate Yourself - Full Moon in Aries

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Full Moons represent a culmination of energy in which some life area reaches a climatic point. Hopefully you’re finding yourself enjoying the manifestations of intentions you put forth during the New Moon two weeks ago! If so, on this Full Moon, we have Saturn testing your mettle, and Uranus and Mars adding momentum to your trajectory. If you’re not reveling in some glory — or if there’s simply more you want to manifest — this Full Moon is the perfect time to remove any blocks to progress as you advance ahead. That is, “free yourself from mental slavery, as none but ourselves can free our minds.”

Freedom is the keyword for Full Moon in the fiery, pioneering sign of Aries. With Saturn’s restricting square to the luminaries, and Mars and Uranus harmonizing them, your winning formula is to: Note the restriction (Saturn), and bust out of it like a motherfucker (Mars and Uranus energy). Or allow the restriction and work within its confines. But if you want more joy and fulfillment this Full Moon, something likely needs to be released or adjusted.

We could use the energy of this Full Moon to energetically explode like a supernova into someone new. Someone who feels even more amazing, appreciated and clear. Someone who’s even happier, more loved, inspired and rich. But first we have to realize our attachments to those things that run counter to those emotions. And that’s what this Full Moon is about: releasing attachments to that which thwarts our expression, expansion and excitement.

Think of this Aries Full Moon (and its two-week waning cycle) as giving you a blazing torch: You can burn away anything keeping you from feeling free. You can also keep the torch in your back pocket to use later. But as you burn away the past that you no longer prefer, you clear the way for a bright new future, filled with all the stuff you’ve been praying for.

To see which area of your chart where you may be called to burn away obstacles, see where 1 degree of Aries falls in your astrological chart. Likewise, read your sign and/or rising sign below:

ARIES: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 1st House of Identity. You may be feeling on fire and full of life like never before! Look out world! To experience yourself in even more FULL LIVING COLOR, now’s the time to release anything dimming your light. It’s simple: Anything that makes you feel bad is bad. Anything that makes you feel good is good. Those people, places and things that make you feel bad, do what you can to adjust them (e.g., communicate your feelings, needs, etc). And if those things don’t change and continue to make you feel bad, off they go. We have Aries in this world to help us be the best versions of ourselves, so lead by example and say “bye” to BS.

TAURUS: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 12th House of the Subconscious. You may be feeling more serene and spiritual than ever before. When the mind is clear, life is sensual and stable, just as you like it! If not, then this Full Moon is time for some relaxation and mental house-cleaning! We get in life what we believe we deserve, so without proper conditioning of our minds, we run in circles. Whatever you want, use this Full Moon to plant its seed. For it to materialize, remove the self-limiting beliefs that got you what you don’t want right now. Everything we get in life is a result of our beliefs. Instill new beliefs about what you deserve to create change.

GEMINI: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 11th House of Friends, Community and Hopes/Dreams. You may have arrived, Gemini, watching your greatest dreams come alive! You may also feel like you have the priceless support of friends and community that inspire you to shine in the world brighter than ever before! If not, this is the Full Moon to ask yourself, “Why not?” Why shouldn’t you have what would make you happy? Over the next two weeks especially, but also over the next six months, walk away from playing small. Also, make sure the friends and community you have are inspiring you to inspire others — if not, make space for those who will.

CANCER: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 10th House of Status. You may find yourself at the top of the heap in your field, Cancer, enjoying the status you’ve worked so hard to achieve. If you’re still on your way, this is the Full Moon to remove blocks to your ascent up the mountain! First, find out if you’re climbing the right mountain! Do you know what ULTIMATE SUCCESS looks like? Over the next two weeks especially (but also over the next six months) remove any blocks to career advancement. This may mean re-positioning yourself, backing off from projects, jobs, and relationships that run counter to the goal. Remember, careers are made on “no’s” not “yes’es.”

LEO: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 9th House of Expansion. You may be feeling like you’re making love to the world, with new travel adventures and knowledge-gaining experiences that blow your mind! Enjoy all this as the world enjoys you. For more happiness, this is the Full Moon to scratch those itches on your feet. If you find you are in a limiting situation, this is the perfect time to start walking away in search of greener pastures. Additionally, if you feel bored at all, this is the perfect Full Moon to start on a new adventure of the mind! Leos love being “in the know,” so if there’s any subject that grabs your attention, this is the time to embark on a new mind-expanding study.

VIRGO: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 8th House of Rebirth. You may find yourself in a new state, reminiscent of that Talking Heads’ song, “Once in a Lifetime,” asking yourself, “well, how did I get here?” This new state may be amazing and emotionally recharging. If not, use this Full Moon to let the water rinse you clean, and prepare for a new life. That may mean bidding “adios” to people, places and things that bring you down. If you can start to release anything displeasing to allow your life to feel as amazing as possible, this new state is yours. The question is, how much pleasure and happiness can you handle? Push your happiness threshold and flow.

LIBRA: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 7th House of Partnerships. This may be it, Libra! The love of your love may have arrived! Likewise, you may have an unprecedented adoration for your audience and they may be madly in love with you. If you don’t feel you’re there quite yet, this Full Moon will give you the fire to burn away any blocks to unifying with others in a most fun and satisfying way. This may mean making adjustments in your partnerships or audience, so there’s more of an equal exchange of energy. Focus on feeling good and your flow of energy, and the others in your life will reciprocate in kind; if they don’t, well, know there’s others who will!

SCORPIO: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 6th House of Lifestyle. You may feel like your body is all tuned up and in shape, buzzing with health and goodness. And your day-to-day lifestyle may be finally running like a well-oiled machine. To feel even better, use this Full Moon to do an audit of your day-to-day life: Are you getting into a feeling-good state each morning and before bed? Enjoying exercise, meditation, etc.? Your health is your wealth, so release any unhealthy rituals in favor of better ones. Further, if you’re looking for a new job, start the process of letting go of what you’re doing now — often we’re subconsciously attached to what we say we don’t want.

SAGITTARIUS: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 5th House of Pleasure. You may be feeling like the cat’s pajamas this Full Moon, full of love and lust for life! If so, keep up this momentum and milk it until it turns into cheese! If you want to feel even better, use this Full Moon to release anything that’s keeping your heart from feeling light. What — if you let go of it — would renew your sense of childlike play and freedom? More spontaneity, fun, romance and creative expression is yours, so don’t deny yourself. “Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death” — don’t be one of them! We need more fun in this world, and it’s YOUR job to show us how it’s done!

CAPRICORN: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 4th House of Emotional Security. You may feel more loved, secure, and cared for more than ever before. And it’s from this feeling-place that your desires can materialize. If you want to feel more secure, use this Full Moon to be more unconditionally loving with yourself. Soothing yourself into a better-feeling state will allow all your endeavors to run more smoothly. Start the process of letting go of what undermines your security. You may decide to change your living situation, for instance, which could be a simple shopping spree at Target or finding a new abode. Whatever you do, take action to feel more at home within yourself.

AQUARIUS: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 3rd House of Communication. You may feel super clear now, your mind sharp and your communications on-point. If not, use the energy of this Full Moon to change the dialogue you have with yourself. Be a fan, not a critic. From that place, realize your day-to-day life is not supposed to be a series of endless sighs. Every day can be fun and exciting. Whatever you’re doing now, if it makes you feel exhausted and mentally taxed, know there’s a better way. In getting your mind in a feeling-better place, you’ll pave the way for everyday excitement. It’s time to find the spark in your heart that lights up your mind.

PISCES: The Full Moon in Aries will transit your 2nd House of Self-Worth. You may be feeling super amazing now, having recognized your value which has translated into appreciation and abundance in your life. If not, then take a good, hard look at what you’ve been tolerating lately, and ask yourself if you could be treated better. It starts with you. Use this Full Moon energy to remove blocks to feeling as amazing as possible. Enjoy your body. Appreciate the abundance you do have. Speak up for yourself. Teach people how to treat you. And don’t be afraid to walk away if you feel under-valued. This is the best space that will allow your talents to flourish, which will create abundance everywhere — prosperity, health, happiness etc. Prepare for opportunity.

New Moon in Virgo - Eat Your Cake By the Ocean

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With a powerful trine from transformative Pluto and an expansive sextile with Jupiter, this New Moon’s recipe for success is simple: Let go of what’s holding you back and eat your cake by the ocean — that is, make the daring decisions to make your life as BIG and DELICIOUS as possible.

Check where 17 degrees of Virgo is in your chart, or read your sign and/or rising sign below to see which life area holds new beginnings this New Moon.

ARIES: The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 6th House of Work and Health. If you’re looking to make every day better, you’re in luck this New Moon, as your day-to-day lifestyle is primed for a reboot. What kind of changes would you like to see in your work over the next six months? Is it a new job? Adjustments to the one you have? Think about your ideal scenario, and make moves toward it over the next two weeks for best effect. Likewise, if you think your body could feel better, the timing is perfect to rededicate yourself to an exercise regimen and/or a diet that has you feeling amazing and flying high all day. Consider how you want to feel every day and how you want to feel at the end of each day, and then incrementally make changes to achieve those ends.

TAURUS: The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 5th House of Affection, covering anything you really love — self-expression, romance, your children if you have any, and just really good times! This week, start the habit of giving your inner child a chance to play and do the things you love — anything that brings you joy. Maybe this is a matter of taking more time out for creativity, or carving more time out of your schedule for date nights, fun with friends, and weekend trips. Note this area of your chart also rules true love! So if you’re wanting to spice things up with your partner, or find the right one for you at this time in your life, get the ball rolling over the next two weeks. Though you’re likely to be busy, by giving yourself more pleasure, everything else will have an easier time coming together and falling into place.

GEMINI: The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 4th House of Emotional Security. This week, Gemini, you’ll have an opportunity to get back to basics: What makes you feel secure, loved and cared for? What makes you feel at peace and “at home” within the self? You take your “home” with you wherever you go, so this is the perfect week to habituate more self-care rituals, e.g., a meditation practice, soaks in the bathtub, massage, appreciating yourself more, etc. You can also benefit by making your physical home more comfortable. This may mean finding a new abode if you feel it’s time for a move. This transit can also be about family — your family of choice and family of origin. Take the time to connect with those people who make you feel loved, as deepening your emotional connections now will feed your soul, helping every other area of your life feel better, too. The most important thing to remember: If you want to experience love each and every moment, simply decide to love yourself each and every moment.

CANCER: The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 3rd House of Communication. We are constantly communicating — with ourselves and everyone else, even when they’re not around! (Even with people who have passed away — communication still exists, as energy cannot be created nor destroyed, but only take on a different form of energy.) This week, consider how you communicate with everyone, from the closest people in your life to the postman, barrista, the customer service rep, etc. First, however, start communicating with yourself more gently, with less criticizing and more appreciating. Make it a point to change your internal dialogue with yourself, and your communications with others will improve. This month too, you may want to do something new on a regular basis — like take a class or become more involved in social groups. This would be a great use of this transit; jazzing up the things you do will keep you inspired and on your toes!

LEO: The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 2nd House of Finances/Self-Worth. This week, Leo, you have a chance to level up your self-esteem and beef up your bank balance! The area of your body associated with this is your throat chakra, as your voice is key to high self-worth and wealth. Notice how your throat feels and how your voice sounds. Does it feel strong there? If not, release the energy by saying what you have to say—aloud to yourself or to whomever else needs to hear you out. By empowering the energy of your throat, you’ll increase your innate sense of value, which can translate into material wealth. If there’s any money-making ideas that you find exciting — be it a new job, asking for a raise, starting a business, or scoring new clients — take action on it ASAP. This is also a great time to develop your natural talents, as your self-expression will infuse richness in other areas of your life.

VIRGO: Happy Birthday! The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 1st House of Identity. This is THE New Moon for you this year — make it count! You have the opportunity to become the “you” you need to be to attract whatever you want into your experience. Want true love? Become true love. Want to attract better money-making opportunities? Take on the state of someone who does. Everything is created from yourself, so think about the things that you want this year, and embody the aspects of someone who would logically have them. To break it down: 1.) Decide who you want to be. 2.) Trust the decision, and 3.) Act like you trust the decision. In life, it’s not about attracting more love, it’s about embodying more love so you attract it; it’s not about attracting money, it’s about becoming a more prosperous version of yourself. Make this year the best one yet, by giving yourself the “permission slip” to experience more life than ever before. Make a list of what you want to attract, and use the above tactics to get cracking!

LIBRA: The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 12th House of the Subconscious. This is an interesting transit for you, Libra, as you’re gearing up for your birthday and need to make sure you have the mindset to make the most of your next birthday year. You may want to spend the next two weeks taking it down a notch, nesting and resting, and allow yourself some extra space. With less noise around you, you’ll be in the best position to gauge what will make you happy, and you’ll be able to do some soul-searching to discover how you might be keeping yourself from it. Over this month, it would be advantageous to practice self-hypnosis, meditation, EFT (tapping), visualization and the like to give yourself a leg-up for your new birthday year. In life, we get what we subconsciously believe we are (by virtue of like attracting like) so make sure to feed your subconscious the suggestions of worthiness and deservability you need to manifest your desires. Everything first starts in the mind.

SCORPIO: The New Moon in Virgo will transit 11th House of Hopes, Dreams, Friendship and Community. This month, ask yourself, “Why not?” Why not achieve lofty goals? Fall madly in love? Have it all? Forget any limiting beliefs — if you’re excited about something, that’s your higher self telling you it’s for you and that it CAN be achieved — there are no dangling carrots in the universe. Your (secret) super power, Scorpio, is your imagination: Allow yourself to assume the feeling state of having what you desire, be consistent in calling those feelings up, and take inspired action to make them materialize. Help along your way will be friends and groups of people of like-mind. If you’re ready for some stronger socializing and friends who have your back, this is the month to put yourself out there. There’s a strength in vulnerability that you Scorpios are amazing at embodying.

SAGITTARIUS: The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 10th House of Status. If there were a month to try and reach the top, this would be it! So decide, which mountain do you want to climb? If you’re already in your chosen field, you’re in a very advantageous position to rise higher. If you’re looking for a prestigious promotion or to score a big-name client, you’re likely to achieve your aims. Further, if there’s a new career path that excites you, start moving toward it over the next two weeks. The key to this transit it to make sure in your private life you’re feeling nurtured and secure, as the more rooted you are and the more cared for you feel, the higher up the ranks you can climb. The spotlight will indeed be on you this month, so make sure to not overextend yourself, as you’ll want to bring your A game without sacrificing what keeps you balanced (relationships, health, sleep, fun, etc.).

CAPRICORN: The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 9th House of Expansion. You’re being urged this month to really suck the melon out of life, and enjoy it full-tilt. You may opt to see more of the world via foreign travel, or emerge yourself in a subject that opens up your mind more than ever before. This transit doesn’t just have to do with expanding your mind, but also your reach: Publishing, broadcasting, teaching…anything that allows you to spread your energy across the universe and change the world is favored. You can be as lofty as you wish in your objectives, as the world is a blank canvas for whatever excites you the most. Most important, this transit is all about clarifying and empowering your life philosophy and vision. First you make your beliefs; then your beliefs make you.

AQUARIUS: The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 8th House of Rebirth. This month is a big letting go of what no longer serves you, in favor of something that better does. By the end of the month, you will likely see something end, followed by something new that begins. It could be a belief that you exchange for a more empowering one, or something more external, like a new job, relationship, home, etc. Whatever new beginning is calling your name, envision the absolutely best case scenario, and take inspired action on achieving it. Further, this is a time of understanding your boundaries — where you end and others begin. There may be some people you want to get closer to, and others you want to distance yourself from. Make your decisions based on how you feel, as feeling as good as possible will bring you the most empowerment during this transit (and all transits, really).

PISCES: The New Moon in Virgo will transit your 7th House of Partnerships. Over the next month, you have an opportunity to attract into your life the best partnerships. Want a husband? A new best friend? The perfect business partner? The adoring audience that values your message? Get clear on what you want, and over the next two weeks take inspired action to achieve it. Whoever or whatever helps balance you is what’s called for now. During this time, your already-established partnerships can grow deeper, helping you to take on the world. Overall, during this cycle you’re stronger as a two, than you would be flying solo; if you feel disempowered by a partnership, it’s not the right partnership (or needs major fixing) — it’s not partners in general that are the problem. Get clear on exactly what you’re looking for, and enjoy the different kinds of love this transit can inspire.

 

Just Like Heaven-Full Moon in Pisces

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“The song is about hyperventilating — kissing and fainting to the floor,” Robert Smith of The Cure said of his song “Just Like Heaven.” When the song was released on October 5, 1987, the moon was of course in the watery sign of Pisces. But even if it hadn’t been, the song about the girl he loved who’s “just like a dream” is very apropos for this Full Moon: “Dancing in the deepest oceans, twisting in the water”…the lyrics epitomize Pisces which rules dreams, the subconscious, the sublime, and losing oneself in ecstasy. With the moon full in Pisces, it is this just-like-heaven quality that will help make our dreams come true.

First fantasy. Then reality.

With “the summer of retrogrades” [almost] behind us and new ones coming up as soon as October, we’re given a rather small window of opportunity to move forward most advantageously: NOW until Oct. 4. After that, Venus goes retrograde (Oct. 5-Nov. 17) followed by Mercury Retrograde again from Nov. 17-Dec. 6). Thus, it would be best to get as much done as possible between now and early October. From Dec. 6 until March 6, the most important planets will be direct, so you’ll have a strong start for the new year nonetheless. But since the holidays can often take over our lives, it’s best to get things moving as much as possible between now and early October.

The Full Moon’s waning 2-week cycle (now until Sept. 8) is great for releasing and letting go. The New Moon (Sept. 9) and its waxing 2-week cycle (Sept. 9- Sept. 23) are great for attracting new things into your life. To make the best use of these cycles, you’ll start the process of embodying what you want now, and move forward achieving it on the Sept. 9 New Moon. Since in life we get what we subconsciously are by virtue of like attracting like, use the next two weeks to emotionally embody what you desire before moving ahead with new plans on September 9.

There’s a particular area in your astrological chart that the Pisces moon is affecting. This is currently your most sensitive life area — the “hot spot” in your chart where you can make the most progress. To find out which life area is being affected, check where 3 degrees of Pisces falls in your astrological chart; likewise, read your sign or rising sign below to find out where you should aim to feel “just like heaven” to gain the most from this transit.

Aries: The Full Moon in Pisces transits your 12th House of the Subconscious, the storage house of all our past experiences. By revisiting the past and “revising” any unfavorable conclusions you made about yourself, you’ll be able to create a new future, feeling stronger and more worthy. All feelings are the result of beliefs; change the belief to be more empowering, and you’ll change your feeling about the situation, helping you to move forward and experience a new story. (An article in Psychology Today helps explain revising the past.) Further, what’s the new story you want to tell that’s going to make you feel just like heaven? Somewhere, someone is making their life a fairy-tale. Why not you? The word “Abracadabra” means “I will create as I speak” — create your fairy-tale life by telling yourself a new story. And stick to it!

Taurus: The Full Moon in Pisces transits your 11th House of Hopes, Dreams, Wishes, Friendship and Community. The sky’s the limit for you, as you ask yourself “Why not?” when it comes to your greatest hopes, wishes and dreams: Why not have the love of your life? The perfect profession, a killer body etc.? Dare to dream, and bring yourself to that feeling place of having achieved the dream. You can also use the next two weeks to clear anything in the way of friendship. Imagine new or long-time friends making you feel “just like heaven.” What are y’all doing? Same thing if you want a community: dream up how your ideal community could make you feel amazing. What does it look like? If you don’t know how it looks, that’s OK — just embody the feeling and the space will fill in. Get acquainted with your ideals for the next two weeks, then take inspired action on achieving them Sept. 9 through Sept. 23.

Gemini: The Full Moon in Pisces transits your 10th House of Career. If you could be known for anything, what would that be? What award, position or honor would make you feel just like heaven? Being “at the top” of what profession would bring you the most joy? Consider all the possibilities, then choose the one that makes you feel most spectacular. Keep returning to this thought, then take action Sept. 9 through Sept. 23 — by putting yourself out there entrepreneurially, pursuing a new profession or a higher job position.

Cancer: The Full Moon in Pisces transits your 9th House of Expansion. What might you explore that would make you feel just like heaven? Is it a new subject, a new country, or a new aspect of yourself? Further, in what ways would you like to “spread your energy” all across the world? Is it by helping one person who helps many? Is it by writing a book or broadcasting your ideas? Is it by making decisions that impact the planet? Consider what mode of expression and expansion feels the best, and embody that feeling over the next two weeks. From Sept. 9 through Sept. 23, take inspired action that leads to your expansion.

Leo: The Full Moon in Pisces transits your 8th House of Rebirth. This is a biggie, Leo! Essentially, we’re talking about a new life — or at least one that’s without something familiar and with something different. Think about what weight you’d love lifted off your shoulders that would make you feel just like heaven. Know there’s a compatible way for you to achieve this. Further, what new beginning in your life would make you feel brand new? Is it a new relationship? A better relationship with the one you love? A new career? A new home? Stay flexible over the next two weeks, as it may be a period of letting go. As you do, start to embody your ideal new state. From Sept. 9 through Sept. 23 is a great time to take action and make new plans concrete.

Virgo: The Full Moon in Pisces transits your 7th House of Partnerships. Thus, your romantic partners, best friends, and professional partners are the subject of this Full Moon. Use the next two weeks to drop the weak links if possible. Then consider what kind of partnerships would make you feel just like heaven. Do you want partnerships in which trust, humor, and warmth are constants? Embody that! Consider the values you have in your different relationships and how good having them will make you feel. With the dead wood dropped and a better understanding of how you want to feel in your partnerships, move ahead with action in bringing them into your life from Sept. 9 through Sept. 23.

Libra: The Full Moon in Pisces transits your 6th House of Work and Health. This is essentially your lifestyle. When you have some downtime and feel good, consider the ideal scenario for your day-to-day. What’s your ideal work situation that would make you feel just like heaven? Is it an easy commute? People who really appreciate what you bring to the table? Whether it’s improving your current work environment or creating a better one, embody the energy of your perfect work situation. Likewise, give yourself time to really experience your body. Is anything uncomfortable? Use the next two weeks to allow well-being to permeate your being, and consider the notion of your body feeling as perfect as possible. How could your body feel just like heaven? From Sept. 9 through Sept. 23 is the best time to move forward in pursuit of a new work situation, or starting a new health regimen with a nutritious diet and exercise program. Though each day may have its challenges, there’s plenty of time every day to feel just like heaven — let this be the goal!

Scorpio: The Full Moon in Pisces is transiting your 5th House of Pleasure. The 5th House governs those things you really love: Romance, sex, self-expression, and children if you have any. Over the next two weeks, ask yourself what you truly love. Or, since you love a lot of things, ask yourself what you’d really love doing at this moment in your life. What in particular might put you on cloud 9, feeling just like heaven? Is it expressing your soul through art? Is it romance? Is it loving your children? Or is it just having a good time, letting your inner child play? Whatever it is, allow your imagination to take you there over the next two weeks. Then, from Sept. 9 through Sept. 23 take the inspired action steps to make it happen.

Sagittarius: The Full Moon in Pisces is transiting your 5th House of Emotional Security, which covers home, family, and whatever makes you feel safe. Over the next two weeks, consider what will make you feel really cozy, secure and comforted — just like heaven! Is it deeper connections with others? An extra 50K in your bank account? A new home you love? Use the next two weeks to imagine how you’d feel having that, and return to this feeling regularly — especially before bed! Then, from Sept. 9 through Sept. 23, take action to allow it to come into your experience. By using this Full Moon to deepen your sense of security, every aspect of your life will be made more sweet.

Capricorn: The Full Moon in Pisces transits your 3rd House of Communication. This house covers your day-to-day interactions, as well as teaching and learning. To make the most of this transit, think about what you want to think about! Is there a subject you love so much, that diving into it all day would make you feel just like heaven? The 3rd house having to do with communications, the most important dialogue you’ll ever have is with yourself. Consider what thoughts make you feel good: Perhaps writing a gratitude list every morning, stating empowering affirmations, or making a list of all your positive attributes, accomplishments and compliments you receive will do the trick. Keep feeling good, entertaining the most exciting ideas and always choosing the better-feeling thought. Doing this will empower your mind for the next moon cycle, Sept. 9 through Sept. 23.

Aquarius: The Full Moon in Pisces transits your 2nd House of Values. Over the next two weeks, reflect on what in life matters to you most. Sometimes we get so caught up in life, that our values change and we don’t realize they need re-prioritization for happiness. To help with this, release any energy in the throat chakra (sing, scream, talk, write, express yourself). The throat is our self-worth center where we can find our truth, so make this area feel just like heaven! Think of how you might live to always feel amazing in the throat region. Is it speaking up more? Making more money? Having more time for yourself? Consider how your values may have changed, and how certain things are more/less important to you now. By re-calibrating to your revised value system, you’ll get the most heaven from this transit. From Sept. 9 through Sept. 23, take action on your revised values and reinvigorated sense of self-worth.

Pisces: The Full Moon in Pisces transits your 1st House of Identity. In Nietzschean parlance, this cycle is about “becoming who you are.” Who you really are is who you want to be. Those traits we love in others are those (sometimes hidden) within ourselves. Over the next two weeks, consider what you love — about yourself and about others, too. Take some time to consider what it would feel like to live in a dream-like existence that feels just like heaven. Is it having a lighter heart? A body that is powerful and strong? A personality that epitomizes faith, trust, truth, and love? Create a version of the “preferential you,” and over the next two weeks, adjust to the new energy. If you should have a negative thought about yourself, let it go, reminding yourself that the new you wouldn’t think that way. If you catch yourself wanting to do something you’d rather not do, gently redirect yourself to the preferential you who would behave differently. This is a shedding of old skin that requires a mixture of gentleness and discipline. From Sept. 9 through Sept. 23, move forward with your new identity and take inspired action to further create yourself and your life.

 

Open Your Heart To______. Your Key to the Solar Eclipse in Leo

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Madonna knows what she’s talking about — she’s a Leo after all! Take her advice for the New Moon Partial Solar Eclipse in Leo on August 11, 2018. With Mercury’s square to Jupiter, this eclipse is an opportunity to feel better than ever before.

Leo, the magnanimous, generous and dramatic 5th sign of the zodiac, is ruled by the bright, powerful sun. And the body part it rules is the heart. 

Law of Attraction experts insist that the electromagnetic field around the heart is 5000X more powerful than that of the brain. Therefore, our hearts unlock our true, complete, unabashed joyfulness — which is, incidentally, best represented by the fiery, fixed and fascinating sign of the Lion.

We can thank our lucky stars (ha, see what I did there!?) for helping us determine what will make us happy. Each astrological house, which describes a different life area, can be likened to a “key” for true happiness. During each moon cycle, one of these “keys” turns.

Sometimes the keys turn automatically; sometimes how they turn is up to us.

To find out which life area is key for you this eclipse, check where 18 degrees of Leo falls in your astrological chart. You can also read your sign or rising sign below:

ARIES: Open your heart to: True love, play, fun, your creations (projects and kids if you have some). Madonna song to play on repeat: Cherish

TAURUS: Open your heart to: Your family, your home, feeling good, taking extra good care of yourself and others. Madonna song to play on repeat: Dress You Up.

GEMINI: Open your heart to: Communication, telling people how you feel; learning something new, thinking empowering thoughts, discovering new ways of communicating and expressing your ideas. Madonna song to play on repeat: Express Yourself

CANCER: Open your heart to: your talents, those things you’re really good at. Open your heart to money. Love your money and let your money love you. Madonna song to play on repeat: Material Girl. 

LEO: Open your heart to: Yourself. Your body. Your amazing personality. Open your heart to everyone who sees you. Light them up with your light. Madonna song to play on repeat: Ray of Light

VIRGO: Open your heart to: New beliefs and ideas — empowering ones that make you the hero/heroine of your story. Create the story and tell it to yourself. Fall in love with the story and stick to it. Madonna song to play on repeat: Like a Prayer

LIBRA: Open your heart to: Friends. Your community. Your hopes, dreams, wishes, and ideals. It’s never too late to reignite an old love to catch your soul on fire. Madonna song to play on repeat: Lucky Star

SCORPIO: Open your heart to: Your ambitions. What could you achieve that would make you feel on top of the world? Madonna song to play on repeat: Who’s That Girl

SAGITTARIUS: Open your heart to: Expansion. Broadening your horizons. An empowering life philosophy that makes that 1000-watt smile light up and discover new subjects and stories all around the world. Madonna song to play on repeat: Human Nature.

CAPRICORN: Open your heart to: Letting go. To going with the flow. To whatever feels right. To healing. To a new beginning. To change. Madonna song to play on repeat: Borderline.

AQUARIUS: Open your heart to: Your partners in life. Your audience. In each person, love that part of yourself that you’re wise enough to know is there. Madonna song to play on repeat: Crazy for You

PISCES: Open your heart to: A new lifestyle. A new day-to-day. A new love for nutritious foods and a healthy exercise regimen. A new job. Madonna song to play on repeat: Like a Virgin.

Even though life is meant to be happy and joyful, sometimes we can get stuck in an emotional place that’s miserable. Sometimes it helps to find just one thing you love. Maybe it’s a TV show or a book or a song; maybe it’s looking at a bowl of oranges or a quiet night sky. Maybe you’re more adventuresome, and it’s wearing a cone-shaped bra. Whatever works! If you can just take it easy and relax and hang out and love, you may find that your resistance to well-being softens, and you can unlock the love that makes life more and more and more of a celebration. Put your heart into something, anything. Open your heart — that’s the key.

Nothing Holding You Back — Freedom with the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse!

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In Shawn Mendes song, “There’s Nothing Holding Me Back,” he sings about a girl who turns his world upside down and frees him up to be his new self:

You take me places
That tear up my reputation
Manipulate my decisions
Baby, there’s nothing holding me back

With her, he discovers another world in which his past identity is irrelevant. As his previous plans fall by the wayside, he feels completely free.

This Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius on July 27, 2018, we’re given an opportunity to experience a new world in which we are free. Aquarius rules the 11th House in astrology, which pertains to one’s hopes, dreams, wishes and ideals. It’s a sign linked to freedom and inspiration, which are two sides of the same coin: In order to be inspired, we must touch upon a new aspect of ourselves. Protocols based on previously determined self-constructs and strategies lose importance. This eclipse, the effects of which can last for the next six months, urges us to throw out the playbook and start fresh.

To learn which life area is being activated by the eclipse (i.e., what life area may need a reset so there’s nothing holding you back) note where 4 degrees of Aquarius is in your chart; likewise, see your sign or rising sign below.

Aries: Sometimes we get so fixated with our eyes on the prize, that we forget to stop and see if our dreams still hold as much heart and meaning. As the Lunar Eclipse transits your 11th House of Hopes, Dreams and Ideals, check in with yourself to see if attaining a different goal would bring you more satisfaction. If so, don’t be afraid to change the plan and give all you got to a new ideal. It’s not like the work you’ve done already is for naught; it all comes together and is part of the journey. The 11th House also rules friendship and community: If you feel your tribe no longer matches your vibe, don’t be afraid to distance yourself from the familiar to pursue new like-minded people who really “get you.” Friends and community can inspire and galvanize your greatest hopes, wishes, dreams and ideals. Let yourself be lit up.

Taurus: When we get to the top of the mountain, sometimes we have to ask ourselves if it was the right mountain! Or which mountain is next! As the Lunar Eclipse transits your 10th House of Status, you’ve reached a peak professionally. As professional matters come to a head, you’ll have a “bird’s eye view” of the world, and will realize that you have some choices to make. Over the next six months, allow yourself to explore new terrain. Consider what excites you the most, and what you want to be known for. Sure, this may mean charting a new course and there’s no guarantees, but it’s responsible to keep inspired and it’s practical to build your life on rich, pure, fertile soil. With Uranus, the planet of change, in your sign for the next several years, the maxim “change is stability” has never been more on-point.

Gemini: You’re so good at being logical, communicating, handling the day-to-day aspects of life. But as the Lunar Eclipse transits your 9th House of Expansion, you may find yourself wanting more and wondering, “What else is there?” Your work or neighborhood may feel too familiar, and you might be getting itchy feet. Although you have this great ability to learn no matter where you are, sometimes you have to explore realms that are completely unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Over the next six months, allow yourself the freedom to explore the world. Your energy now longs for expansion: Take a trip to a foreign land, consider moving 5000 miles away, throw yourself into a brand new subject you find exciting. The sky is yours, Gemini, and the only limits are those you put on yourself. You always have the power to see differently — and the more you see, the more you see.

Cancer: Where you begin and others end is a question you may be asking yourself lately, as the Lunar Eclipse transits your 8th House of Rebirth. Yes, the 8th House is no joke — sex, death, taxes, and joint resources all fall under its domain. Thus, over the next six months, you can expect things to change in one or more life area. The best way to handle this is by going with the flow and being flexible, as resisting changes now will be downright exhausting. Your soul is calling for evolution, a need to drop the dead wood and start fresh and anew. You don’t necessarily need to leave your spouse, change jobs, etc., but such things will probably need to evolve. You’re transforming, Cancer, and that means really great things are ahead if you allow yourself to feel good, follow your excitement, and embrace the “magic of new beginnings.” Make sure to give yourself the extra TLC you need so you’re strong enough to handle all the abundance you deserve and desire.

Leo: “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.” Such is the theme of this Lunar Eclipse for you, which transits your 7th House of Partnerships. The focus will be on the “other” in your life, whether you want a relationship, want to deepen the one you’re in, or say “sayonara” in favor of more fulfilling partnerships. With these eclipses, we learn quickly that half-measures do not perform well, so get ready to get ready to make a decision: Are you in or out? If in, use this eclipse and the next six months to find a balance: Discover and express what you need to feel fulfilled, sure, but find out what the others in your life also need. Understanding others now, deepening your connections, and doubling down on your commitments will make your heart sing: It’s funny, but when we put the focus on others, that’s when our true selves can really shine.

Virgo: Lines will be drawn in the sand this eclipse, putting you on a new trajectory for the next six months. It’s not so much about setting boundaries with others, but creating rules for yourself to feel as perfect as possible. The Lunar Eclipse will be transiting your 6th House of Work, Health and Day-to-Day — your lifestyle. This is a very sensitive part of your chart, Virgo, as your sign governs this life area. Is your job sustaining your lifestyle but sucking the life out of you? If so, use this eclipse to get comfortable with the concept of having both a handsome salary and work that fulfills. We get in life what we allow. Further, how do you feel physically? Your body is super-sensitive, so if leveling up your fitness regimen or cleaning up your diet will make you feel more perfect, make the decision: Consider how this “new you” will be, what she’ll do, and act accordingly. Create the right system and process — one that you can sustain — and you’ll be feeling a lot better in time for your birthday.

Libra: French mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal once said, “The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.” Such is the theme for you this Lunar Eclipse which transits your 5th House of Joy. If you’ve been bogged down with obligations and what you should do, starting Friday into the next six months, you’ll be inclined to give yourself a reprieve. What are we really here for? Our purpose is joy, and now’s the time to find out what (or who!) you really love and abandon yourself to it. The good news is that this is actually one of the most practical things you can do: The heart energizes the entire body, and is way more powerful than the brain. If you surrender to what you love, you’ll be stronger, and all those other things that you want to achieve are likely to flow into your experience with less resistance. So forget what on the surface doesn’t seem reasonable; what’s most reasonable is that your heart is soaring and that you feel more alive than ever before.

Scorpio: It’s often said that “Home is where the heart is.” Another way of understanding this is that we take our home around with us wherever we go. This concept of emotional security is the hot topic as the Lunar Eclipse transits your 4th House of Home, Family and Internal Security. Over the next six months, figure out what makes you feel safe, secure and comfortable. Allow yourself to feel how you want to feel (use your amazing imagination) and move toward situations that allow you to easily sustain those feelings. You may find that you need to let go of things that undermine your confidence to feel more comfortable and safe; this could be a matter of leaving some stressful people and situations behind. Key to your success is determining how you want to feel — choosing your feeling state — and not letting circumstances dictate your mood; in doing this, your actions will create circumstances that feel a lot better.

Sagittarius: You Sagittarians usually love vacations. But every day should feel like a vacation ideally, and life lately may not feel this way. As the Lunar Eclipse transits your 3rd House of Communications, you’re ready to jazz up your everyday environment. Those daily interactions with your neighbors, co-workers, spouse, the dry cleaning lady, etc., — they need not be so mundane. You can either change who you deal with daily and what you do, or take another approach to what you’re doing. As a Sagittarius, you have a contagious optimism that makes you loved and lucky; how about punching this up? In The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace Delois Wattles, he advises that we embody an “an advancing personality,” conveying the impression that you’re advancing everyone you interact with. Imagine helping everyone you encounter feel better simply by expressing your naturally optimistic spirit or flashing your therapeutic smile? If this seems like a challenge, find something that excites you, keeping yourself in learning-mode so that spark of yours is irrepressible and inextinguishable.

Capricorn: If you’re not having fun making money, you’re doing it wrong. And to expand this concept, if you’re not having fun doing anything, you’re could be! As the Lunar Eclipse transits your 2nd House of Self-Worth, you may be inclined to value yourself and your time more, and that may mean distancing yourself from anything that feels belabored. Since you’re typically not big on sudden moves (which aren’t advised under an eclipse anyway) perhaps position yourself to better enjoy whatever you have going on. As you consider all your options for where your energy can be best used, ask yourself how your current situation — exactly as it is now — can benefit you. Your current circumstances can provide the perfect stepping stone for deriving more value out of your life. Open up your throat chakra — sing, scream, have a conversation with yourself — and really awesome options will open up and you’ll realize they were there all along.

Aquarius: When you change yourself, everything you look at changes. Such is the theme as the Lunar Eclipse in your sign transits your 1st House of Identity. Who we are is variable; you could be a life-long lover of chocolate ice cream, and then — in a flash — decide to be someone who favors strawberry ice cream more. What, is someone going to challenge you and say “that’s not who you are!” Maybe. But it won’t matter. This eclipse is an opportunity for you to change your self-construct: If you want to be someone who loves strawberry ice cream, thrives in leadership, loves the idea of being in a relationship or living as a monk in the mountains, just make the decision that’s who you are. You can always go back to who you were, or choose another course entirely. The point is that you have to evolve. Not tapping into another dimension of yourself during this time is the most torturous thing you could do. Follow your impulses and explore another aspect of yourself — true freedom lies in choice, not in a self-imposed box.

Pisces: As the most evolved, spiritualized sign of the zodiac, you intuit how we’re all connected and how there’s so much more to life than what we experience. As the Lunar Eclipse transits your 12th House of Transcendence, you’re getting a strong sense that other worlds exist. In fact, this liberating transit will having you wanting to escape into the other worlds even more than usual! That’s OK: You’re getting a taste of what can be made possible, and are probably on information-overload. Do what you can to trust this subliminal process and take extra good care of yourself as you go through it: Unplug the phone, take a day off from work, cancel plans and hang out under the covers — whatever lessens the noise around you now is a good idea, because you’re changing and evolving, and really need space and peace. Over the next six months, make sure to check in with yourself more, and schedule downtime if necessary. Listen to meditations, binaural beats, inspirational speakers; your subconscious is a sponge now, and you want to download only the most helpful information. Something new is coming, so give yourself the space to find and flow into the most exhilarating, ecstatic experiences.

If This Is It - The New Moon Solar Eclipse 7/12/18

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In the 1984 song If This Is It , Huey Lewis pleads to a girl who can’t decide what she wants. He wants to stop wondering what’s going on, and know whether he should move on or be with her:

If this is it, please let me know
If this ain’t love you’d better let me know
If this is it, I want to know
If this ain’t love baby, just say so

Likewise, during the Solar Eclipse on July 12, 2018 (which is in effect for the next six months) our higher self is asking us to shit or get off the pot. That’s why people have been feeling out of sorts lately; they intuit that a new beginning is needed, but they’re tentative about the sacrifices, changes and challenges for that commitment, just like the girl in the Huey Lewis song.

Transformative Pluto, the planet that breaks down the old to make room for the new, opposes the luminaries and gives us an ultimatum: If you want this, you must do this. If the new normal is not worth the adjustment, and we decide to arrest the new beginning, we will still have a new beginning, just with the previous status quo.

To see which life area is being activated by the eclipse, look to where 20° of Cancer is in your chart; you can also read your sun and/or rising sign below.

Aries: The new beginning is about EMOTIONAL SECURITY, as the Solar Eclipse will hit the Fourth House. Pluto’s opposition takes place in the Tenth House of Career, calling for a balance between the private and public lives: Is your career trajectory fostering your emotional security? What changes can be made professionally to create more emotional sustenance? Is it climbing up another level, more creativity, or a new career entirely? In essence, what will make you feel more at home in the world.

Taurus: The new beginning is about COMMUNICATIONS, as the Solar Eclipse will transit the Third House. The Plutonian opposition takes place in the Ninth House of Beliefs. Whatever you believe makes life worth living —your life philosophy — needs to inform your day-to-day activities. Ex.: if you believe life should be joyful, you wouldn’t stay in a job you hate; if you believe life’s a bitch, you’ll stay in a dead-end job (relationship, home, etc.). You’re being asked to declare your world-view by your daily lifestyle.

Gemini: The new beginning is about VALUES, as the Solar Eclipse will hit the Second House. Values change; are you living according to what matters more to you now? The Pluto opposition occurs in your Eighth House of Rebirth: Is the desire to reprioritize values (e.g., family, fun, wealth) strong enough for you to let go of previous priorities and preferences? What door needs to be shut tight for the new value to stand strong? Are you cool with the consequences of not closing it?

Cancer: The new beginning is about IDENTITY, as the Solar Eclipse will transit the First House. We are constantly creating ourselves — in two seconds, you could decide to be someone new, believe that you are this new person, and act accordingly to create an entirely different life story. The Plutonian opposition takes place in the House of Partnerships: If this new identity is to exist, how will your partnerships change? Are you willing to make the adjustment? Are your partners willing to change along with you?

Leo: The new beginning is about the SUBCONSCIOUS, as the Solar Eclipse hits the Twelfth House. We get in life what we subconsciously believe we are by virtue of like attracting like: If you’re not happy with your lot, then you must turn to your subconscious and see what beliefs are to blame. The Plutonian opposition occurs in your Sixth House of day-to-day activities. We are what we repeatedly do, so look at your daily schedule (work, health habits) and ask if it’s a vibrational match to your desires. If not, make the changes to your daily routines that instill the feeling of consistent success.

Virgo: The new beginning is about HOPES, WISHES & IDEALS, as the Solar Eclipse hits the 11th House. This area of the chart teaches us that if we have a desire, then it can materialize — that there are no “dangling carrots” in the universe. Pluto’s opposition takes place in the Fifth House of Self Expression. Are you creatively expressing yourself in a way that is aligned with your greatest hopes, wishes and ideals? Are you having fun moving toward your goals? What’s the next level of self-expression needed to make your dreams come true? Could it just be having fun, enjoying more romance and laughter?

Libra: The new beginning is about CAREER, as the Solar Eclipse hits the Tenth House, which depicts the highest point one can reach professionally. The Plutonian opposition is emotional security, as it’s in the Fourth House. To climb higher and achieve more, how can you feel more emotionally secure? Is it a new relationship? A new job? More sex? Or is it letting go of something that’s causing more harm than good (like a job or relationship)? Or is it just a matter of staying in a situation but adjusting it accordingly?

Scorpio: The new beginning is about EXPANSION, as the Solar Eclipse transits the Ninth House. How much do you want to expand? How far will you allow your talents go? The opposition of Pluto is about communications, as it hits the Third House. Are you communicating how far you want to go to both your personal and professional contacts? Or are you thwarting yourself by being quiet? Let your desires be known to help bring them to fruition, or find a more desirable plan that doesn’t rock the boat.

Sagittarius: The new beginning is about REBIRTH, as the Solar Eclipse will hit the Eight House; opposing Pluto will be in the Second House of Personal Resources. In order to be reborn, or merge with another in some capacity, there’s certain things you will have to relinquish. For instance, a new career may mean a new lifestyle; moving in with someone requires less control over your space. If you want this new beginning, you’ll have to make adjustments pertaining to those things you had previously valued more. If you don’t want the new beginning, you’ll still have one, but with the previously scheduled program.

Capricorn: The new beginning is about PARTNERSHIPS, as the Solar Eclipse hits the Seventh House. The Plutonian opposition is about identity, as it transits the First House. We’re constantly deciding who we are. If you want a new partnership or want your partnership to improve, you need to tap into another version of yourself. If you’re not willing to change, then accept the way things are with all its strengths and limitations.

Aquarius: The new beginning is about LIFESTYLE, as the Solar Eclipse transits the Sixth House. The Pluto opposition occurs in the Twelfth House of the Subconscious. Is your subconscious commitment to your work and health 100%, or are you dragging your feet, not giving it your all? The results will show. If you want to work and feel a certain way, you need to change your subconscious beliefs and check in with your actual level of commitment. If you’re not willing to change or commit, that’s okay, too — just stop running in circles, getting annoyed when the results you’re after don’t materialize.

Pisces: The new beginning is about SELF-EXPRESSION, as the Solar Eclipse transits the Fifth House. The Plutonian opposition is about Hopes and Dreams, as it hits the Eleventh House. Clearly define your hopes and dreams, and ensure your self-expression is aligned with these ideals. If you’re not up for expressing yourself in such a way, maybe it’s a matter of revising those hopes and dreams, as they can change sometimes without us noticing.

Empower Your Perspective - New Moon in Gemini

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Gemini teaches us that we always have the power to see differently.

On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, we have a New Moon in the sign of the twins. All New Moons are a time for New Beginnings, and in Gemini, this one is great for learning, communications, and playfulness. Most important, however, this New Moon presents us with an opportunity to see life from a more empowered perspective. Is life always working out for you? From an empowered perspective, yes — it is.

Shakespeare said “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” He was right: Every circumstance is actually neutral. Anything that happens can be likened to a “prompt.” We are the assigners of meaning to everything: A woman’s husband dies; she can see this as her life being over or as a new lease on life. A man loses his job; he can see it as complete failure, or an opportunity to go on to bigger and better things. It’s up to them — it’s up to us — we assign meaning to everything.

Granted, this can be difficult: For instance, we can’t expect a woman who just lost her husband to start rejoicing. (Though I suppose it depends on the husband!) When our expectations are dashed and we’re disappointed, it can be quite traumatic and heart-wrenching. But if we can start thinking that way now— “everything is always working out for me” —we can heal our wounds faster, reduce our downtime, and more swiftly leverage seemingly negative circumstances to our advantage. We can start by thinking, when anything happens, “how can this, exactly as it is, serve me?” This is what being a creator is all about. This is what being an artist is all about: Molding what you have to play with. Gemini rules the hands, which we use for everything we do, so use this month to start seeing circumstances as the matter you need to create whatever you wish.

This New Moon is at 22° Gemini, so note where that falls in your chart to see in which life area you can do the most molding or playing this month. Likewise, read the write-up for your sun and/or rising sign below to find out which area of your chart is lit up for you over the next 30 days.

Aries: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Third House of Communications. You can expect a new “air” cycle in your life — new ways of thinking, new places to go, new things to do, new people to meet and see. This is also a great time to move forward with any writing or creative projects you want to launch. Further, the Third House is very curious — perhaps there’s a new subject you’d like to study that you’ll want to incorporate in your communications with the world. Most important, the Third House is about the mind: How you think creates how you feel, and how you feel creates your reality — so do what it takes to feel as perfect as possible to maintain a most advantageous perspective!

Taurus: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Second House of Self-Worth. If you’re not happy in your job, now’s a great time to find a new one. Likewise, if you feel like you deserve a raise, now may be the time to ask. This transit is about increasing your self-worth, which may not even have to do with your job: It could mean just speaking up for yourself more and taking more responsibility for how you allow yourself to be treated. Make sure to activate your throat chakra more over the next month; singing, speaking up, and airing out your feelings are all ways to activate your throat chakra and increase your self-worth, which will increase your value in the world.

Gemini: Happy Birthday, Gemini! You have extra mojo to make things happen this month — so go for the gold in every area of your life. The New Moon transits your First House of Identity, so getting what you want is a matter of being “reborn” into that new person who would have it. This rebirth can help you attract more love, money, achievement — whatever you wish. Decide who you want to be, trust that decision and act like you trust that decision. Remember that the Universe doesn’t speak languages; you have to consistently experience and broadcast the emotions of having what you want in order to attract it. You have a strong mind, Gemini — use your imagination and your ability to play “make believe” to manifest the best year yet.

Cancer: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Twelfth House of the Subconscious. Take this time to process the last 12 months: what worked, what didn’t, what do you want to make better, etc. In allowing yourself this time to rest and reflect, you’ll be ready to take center stage and make the most empowered decisions during your Solar Return (next birthday year). Thus, over the next month, catch up on sleep, rest and relax, and to make the very most of this transit, program your subconscious: We get in life what we subconsciously believe we are by virtue of like attracting like, so listen to empowering subliminals and self-hypnosis (there’s plenty on YouTube), say affirmations etc. — this will give you a head-start to a banner year.

Leo: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Eleventh House of Friends, Hopes, Wishes, and Ideals. This transit will increase your confidence and urge you to ask “why not?” Why not go big in terms of your career? Why not manifest the perfect love, friendship, house on the beach etc.? The sky’s the limit for you this month, so feel fantastic, surround yourself with people who feel good about themselves, and go for the gold — that’s the element that you rule, after all! This is also a great month to find your “home away from home” — a group of friends or like-minded people that inspire your grandest ideals. Now’s the time to know that the sky is yours, so be like the sun and shine.

Virgo: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Tenth House of Status/Achievement. If there were ever a time to get ahead professionally, this would be it, Virgo! There’s a spotlight on you professionally now, so make sure you’re feeling great and getting your rest, exercise, etc., so you can handle any extra responsibilities with grace and aplomb. Likewise, if there’s a new job or project you would like now — like a better title or an impressive client — go for it! You’ll appear superior to your competition this month, so leverage your advantage! It may help to enjoy high places — the Empire State Building, rooftops, Ferris Wheels [!], etc. — as seeing life from a higher vantage point will inspire this month’s journey to the top.

Libra: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Ninth House of Expansion. Essentially, this is a transit about expanding energy in the world. This could involve traveling (expanding your worldview), publishing/teaching/public speaking (expanding your reach), or learning (expanding your mind). The goals you’ve created for yourself, both personally and professionally, require you to become bigger. Make a decision to not sweat the small stuff or let the inconsequential get the best of you — you want to use this month to think big be big and go big, which means being the “bigger person” or even moving on from situations that compel you to play small. A heart that feels good will inspire you to grow and grow and grow — your heart feels good so your arms are wide open to the universe — so make feeling good your first priority!

Scorpio: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Eight House of Rebirth. This transit is one that your sign will handle better than most, as yours is a sign that knows the importance of metamorphosis. This month, you may be called to say “goodbye” to something in yourself — like self-defeating thoughts or behavior patterns. Or it may be external; you may decide you’ve outgrown a job or relationship, for instance. Or perhaps you’ll want to hold on to the job or relationship, but transform it completely. This is the month to drop or transform things so that your life has the most heart and meaning — this will allow you to experience the fullest extent of your power.

Sagittarius: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Seventh House of Partnerships. If you’re looking to empower your partnerships — both personal and professional — this is the perfect month to do so. Likewise, if you’re ready to start a journey with someone else — again, also personal or professional — let this be the month you make it happen. Partnering up now will make you shine. Further, if you have an “audience” that you serve or perform for, the Seventh House could be them: What does your audience need from you? Does your cup overflow so you’re able to give your best? Take the time to feel as good as possible so that others will jump on your magic carpet ride!

Capricorn: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Sixth House of Work and Health. The Sixth House is about your day-to-day regimen, so this is a great time to improve processes at work, or score a new job altogether. Further, this is the perfect New Moon for you to start a new exercise or diet regimen so that you’re able to bring your strongest self to the world every day. With a new system in place — for work, health or both — you’ll find every area of your life more empowered. Don’t underestimate the power of a healthy lifestyle and feeling great when it comes to staying on top. And if your daily job has your grinning and bearing it too often, do yourself a favor and find a more fulfilling means to your end.

Aquarius: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Fifth House of True Love and Fun! The Fifth House represents anything you really love — fun, romance, creativity and children if you have any or want to. This is the month to let your heart shine and indulge the inner kid in you that likes to play and have a good time. If your relationship needs a reboot, this is the month to bring back the spark that creates an “eternal flame”[!] Likewise, if you’re looking for romance, use this month to make it happen. Every day, make it a point to keep things “light,” as that will help you keep your inner “lights” ON so that you’re guided toward true, complete happiness. Keep inspired, Aquarius — that’s your job!

Pisces: The New Moon in Gemini is transiting your Fourth House of Home and Family. This transit is really about internal emotional security, as you bring your “home” with you wherever you go. That being said, our physical home is where we go to retreat and regain our self-trust, so do what you can to make your home more comfortable this month, be it redecorating or moving if desired. Part of rebooting your emotional security may be about getting back to your roots; take the time to reconnect with family, or heal your connection with them if they’re not in your life. However you do it, use this month to feel comfy and cozy — with renewed inner peace, you’ll experience the world with new, fresh eyes.