We are getting nice & mystical with this powerful Scorpio Full Moon! 🌙 A potent time to heal old wounds around worth & boundaries as well as communicate what you want from your most intimate connections.
Aries: Ask yourself where you can do something kind or selfless for someone else this week.
Taurus: Sensuality is your life-blood Taurus, practice self-care via sexuality this week, make that work in the healthiest way possible for *you*. Don't seek pleasure outside yourself if it's not there.
Gemini: Adventure keeps you ticking and your mind fresh. Do something out of your routine to shake things up for yourself.
Cancer: Focus on your productivity especially if you've been feeling stuck in a rut, or overly emotional as of late.
Leo: Take a moment right now and think of something that you deeply want. Now, visualize yourself having it, say thank you as if its already so.
Virgo: Slow your roll this week Virgo, meditate and sleep in if possible, you'll be so happy that you did. You need a moment, or two.
Libra: Focus on self this week: self love, self care, self empowerment, self starting. Exercise is also encouraged. Be moderate.
Scorpio: "Money is coming to me at every moment, I am wealthy beyond belief, I am so grateful for all that I have now & all that is coming to me."
Sagittarius: Lightheartedness is the sign of a grateful heart, and a grateful heart is the key for miracles to manifest all the time. Trust yourself.
Capricorn: Home base is key, self nurturance is key. Focus on beautifying your space or tidying up if you've been feeling out of sorts. Ground.
Aquarius: Your joy is contagious this week. Focus in at your heart space if you've been feeling off kilter lately. Share your happiness with others and it will return to you, 10-fold. Life wants to receive you.
Pisces: Staying grounded & grateful in your workflow is key this week. Any moment where it feels like too much to do, move to gratitude and take it one thing at a time.
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WOW YOU GUYS.
What a lesson and energy i've been encountering this afternoon trying to get this New Moon & Uranus in Taurus Report out to you. Lesson of the Day:
EVEN AS WE GET KNOCKED BACK WE JUST HAVE TO KEEP GOING!
Uranus in Taurus may pack a punch of big powerful change, but we are powerful enough to always continue and even start over again when we have to...!
Uranus rules Chaos, Evolution, Change, Technology & Forward Movement while Taurus rules Comfortability, Consistency, Beauty, Productivity, Money, Self Worth, Values, etc.
I was at first so upset I needed to start my report over again, (here) but then realized the below report can add any additional information and I don't need to get TOO bummed out ;)
"When we change the way we look at things, the things we look at change"
New Moon in Taurus:
New Moons are always New Beginnings.
Fresh Energy abounds this New Moon and I think it's going to provide a very beautiful & comforting energy to plant seeds and see our past (Scorpio Full Moon findings..) issues in a new way.
Take space to take a bath, get out into Nature, meditate a bit, clear your vibes & write down new intentions for this upcoming New Moon cycle.
Listen to the Video for more deets.
** Note: So excited about the above Image. The Incredible Jon Marro (illustrator, painter, Aries) and I are collaborating together on a visual Astrology Series! I send him the meaning of the signs, New Moon's, etc. and he visually translates. Cannot wait to show you more & we WILL have these images available for purchase SOON. x
REPEAT THE MANTRA FOR YOUR SIGN 3X AT A TIME. WORK WITH THESE AFFIRMATIONS THROUGHOUT YOUR WEEK!
ARIES - "I RELEASE CONTROL & TRUST THE PROCESS"
TAURUS - "I AM SMART, I AM WISE, I ACCEPT THE THINGS I DO NOT UNDERSTAND."
GEMINI - "I AM A SUCCESS IN ALL THAT I CHOOSE TO DO. YES I CAN."
CANCER - "I AM LOVED, I AM SEEN. I AM ACCEPTED FOR EXACTLY WHO I AM."
LEO - "I AM AT PEACE. MY MIND KNOWS STILLNESS. I AM GRATEFUL."
VIRGO - "I AM POWERFUL. I AM A LEADER. I AM A SUCCESS."
LIBRA - "I AM WEALTHY, INSIDE AND OUT. I KNOW MY WORTH. I AM LOVED."
SCORPIO - "I AM LOVED. I AM LIKED. I AM ACCEPTED."
SAGITTARIUS - "I KNOW HOW TO SLOW DOWN AND REST. THE UNIVERSE TAKES CARE OF ME AT EVERY MOMENT, I AM SAFE"
CAPRICORN - "I AM JOYFUL, I AM LOVED, I KNOW HOW TO HAVE A GOOD TIME & LET GO."
AQUARIUS - "I AM GROUNDED IN MY BODY, I AM HEALTHY, I AM AMAZING, I CAN DO ANYTHING."
PISCES - "I AM BALANCED, I AM LOVED, I AM ENOUGH."
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Aries - Meditation is key for you right now. Releasing disempowering habits is your strong point. You are stronger than most, so don't give up on yourself.
Taurus - Learning something new keeps you revitalized. Closing your mind to what you don't understand only stagnates. Open up your mind this week, see things new.
Gemini - Keeping your nose to the grindstone is a good call right now. Write down goals to manifest, knock them down with consistent action. You're almost there.
Cancer - Close your eyes a few times this week and see your life how you truly want it to be, not just how it is now. Gather with inspiring friends.
Leo - To open the heart, go into nature. You need a little rest & rejuvenation right now. Put your bare feet on some Earth. Ground yourself downwards. Get sleep.
Virgo - You have a fresh start this week, use it wisely. Energy is abounding in your life.
Libra - Money & Self Worth are linked. How much do you love yourself? Buy yourself one thing this week as a gift of thanks for who you are.
Scorpio - You never know who you can meet when you are out with friends. Being social invigorates you this week. Stay open minded.
Sagittarius - Make your bed each morning and witness the order and beauty in brings to all aspects of your life.
Capricorn - An open heart is the key to miracles. Kindness, joy and playfulness are your prerogatives this week.
Aquarius - Be as kind to your body as you are to everyone else. Treat yourself with respect and watch your productivity flourish.
Pisces - Relationships are a balance of two people, not just a catering to one.
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Alright, here we GO! There was a fierce neck to neck battle on my Instagram Polls on whether I should do my Astrology Reports Written-Up or via Podcast (Recorded)...it's been neck and neck, so this time I am going to do both!
Wow, as if 2018 hasn't already been off to an incredible & POWERFUL start! On January 31st, 2018 at 5:26am PST we have a FULL BLUE MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE in the charismatic, heart centric, fiery lioness that is LEO. And not to mention, this brilliant Lunation is making a perfect conjunction (11 degrees) to the dwarf planet of Femininity, Motherhood & Nurturance, Ceres, while also conjuncting the North Node of the Moon, our guiding aspect for following our destiny.
Major Lunar Message: Follow your heart & guide yourself back home to your Feminine Nature. Let GO of whatever doesn't serve you, come home, come home, come home...into the heart.
The entire world is waking up to Feminine Power right now (not JUST in women) but the importance of honoring the feminine, yin principle in all aspects of life.
This Full Moon is yet another message from the Cosmos to come back into balance and alignment so that we can continue with the unfolding of our most enjoyable & productive, existence...
Look, I never try to sound too mushy or spiritual or what-the-f*ck-ever... but the above is legit the simplistic messaging from the language of those planets.
The Moon: Femininity.
Leo: Heart Chakra
Ceres: The Feminine, The Mother
North Node: Your Destiny Point, Soul Point
Lunar Eclipse: Karmic Release, Major Release
Full Moon: Always opportunities to LET GO.
I am having a near Astrology Heart Attack of joy over here trying to tie all this together for you (As you have probably experienced when you tune into my Sunday 4pm PST Weekly Astrology Reports on Insta Live ;)
Lunar Eclipses as a Let-Go:
Lunar Eclipses are opportunities to "bring closure to problematic areas of one's life" (Foreverconscious.com), we are welcome to bring resolution and solace to the past or to something undesirable or unproductive in our personalities.
Just tonight when I was Meditating I realize that I hold a lot of resentment & judgment from past relationships. Ironically this Lunar Eclipse Full Moon traverses my 7th house Nataly, so I will definitely be setting intentions to let go, forgive and heal in this part of my life.
Want to know where this Lunar Eclipse Full Moon Aspects your Natal Chart? Tune into the Podcast Recording above!
Focus & Impact by Sign:
Aries: Communicate, open up your mouth & heart. Speak something if it hurts you and ask for help. Letting go & surrendering old sibling drama or bad memories from childhood or highschool. Always best to move forward, onward and upward. Be the optimist.
Taurus: Releasing & honoring family wounds or wounds around the Mother. Making your current home a space of Solace & beauty for you. You are the Master of your Destiny and you are always moving forward.
Gemini: Healing Heartbreak or Heartache. This can be current or lingering from a past love. Listen to my most recent Podcast for energy & perspective around this.
Cancer: Health and Balance Checkin. Do you give to yourself as much as you give to others. Why don't you? What old pattern or habit can be looked at pragmatically now? Be gentle here.
Leo: Healing around Partnerships and Relationships. Anything that has happen in the past can be healed now but you have to be first to let go & choose healing. You are always a guiding star and a have the light of the sun in your chest.
Virgo: Healing or Forgiveness around Sexual Energy. Letting go a deep wound from the past. This is either the acceptance of one's sensual nature or the forgiving of someone trespassing against you. You are empowered now.
Libra: Trusting your Intelligence and your brilliance. You *do* know what you are doing and you *are* capable of magic and power. Go for it. All the way. Do not shrink back.
Scorpio: Healing fear of being totally seen, whether this pertains to your personal relationships or stepping into the limelight. You are safe to be you. You push standards and boundaries better than anyone. Do everything from your heart & you will thrive.
Sagittarius: Releasing old friendships, wounds around friendships or not believing in yourself. The time to fully step on your Path to your dreams is always NOW. You are never too late.
Capricorn: Letting go of the need to control, everything. Surrendering to the whisper of your intuition or your soul, trusting that there *is* something bigger than you holding you at all times, whether you care to believe it's true or not. "The Universe Has your Back" by Gabby Bernstein is a good book for you right now.
Aquarius: Healing or letting go of the idea that you can't be a leader or be fully yourself. Getting out of your own way. Taking proactive steps to be powerful, empowered and the light that you are. You got this in every way.
Pisces: Letting go of unproductive self-worth habits or money habits. Repeating the mantra that you are worthy, you are enough. Reminding yourself that you are magic and it's safe to take up the fullest space that you embody.
Want to see how this impacts your chart specifically? You can either pull the chart yourself (as I explain in the Podcast above!) or you can book a Transit Session with me here: https://www.nataliabenson.com/shop/astrologyreadingsnatalia
*** Before you begin the recording! ***
Grab a piece of paper and a pen to take notes (unless you are driving).
Here is the break down of what I describe in finding your Sun & North Node in your Chart:
1. To find your Natal Chart go to: astro.com
2. Click on the Menu Option "My Astro" & create an Account.
3. Once you've done that, return to the My Astro Page & Click the Blue Button "Add Astro Data"
4. You'll be taken to the birth data entry page, enter the following info:
Name - Full Birthdate - Time of Birth (ask your mom or look at birth certificate) - Place of Birth
5. Once you've entered the Information, click Continue and then head up to the "Free Horoscopes" Menu
> Click "Natal Chart, Ascendant" far right hand side of the Menu
You will then see something that looks like this!:
6. Then look for the following Symbols to See your Sun (Awareness/Life Purpose) & North Node (Destiny Point) Placements:
7. Look for the Following Numbers to See which Houses the Sun Symbol & North Node Symbol are Placed:
8. Then! Google "The Languaging you Discovered" as I mention in the recording: So you may google "Sun in the 3rd House Natal Chart Astrology" or "North Node in the 3rd House Natal Chart Astrology" - Explore the Articles you find & see what resonates with you! Take notes!
Be sure to listen to the recording first, then follow along with the notes to find your Destiny Points & Illuminate your Life Purpose utilizing your chart. I hope this assists you!
If a Full Moon on the first day of a New Year could speak, I think it would tell us the following:
First off, Cancer as a sign is deeply sensitive, emotive yet incredibly powerful and intuitive. Cancer is what's known as a Cardinal Water sign in Astrology. Cardinal signs are powerful & forceful in their own way. Many think of Cancer as this nurturing (maybe even sometimes pushover) type energy, but that is far from true.
A Cancer Full Moon is full of feeling. Something I talk about often in my work is the fact that in order to truly move forward and progress in life we MUST let ourselves feel. To begin a brand new year in such an emotive, watery energy I believe reminds us to feel our way through our experience, not just think our way or force our way through.
Full Moon's themselves have to do with release. What are you absolutely not taking with you this year? What is something you can't carry with you emotionally moving forward? I'll speak up first, I had a pretty painful breakup last year and I decided (today) to once and for all leave the energy of holding on to the pain and the story back in 2017 where it belongs. The idea "you can't take it with you" rings true on this Cancer Full Moon. Cancer as an astrological energy rules the past, and this Full Moon can also be about declaring release from ancestral ties or stuff we have held with us for too long that comes down our gene lines. We are constantly reinventing ourselves each and every moment if we *choose* to.
If you've been feeling unhealthy attachment to the past or to something that simply doesn't serve your happiness & growth, try the following:
1. Go into a simple meditation, closing the eyes and paying attention to the breath, say a prayer to your higher self and/or angels to help you let go of the situation and person causing pain. Trust that when you ask for assistance, you will receive it. Ask that the assistance be gentle and nurturing.
2. Visualize in your minds eye gently cutting cords of whatever attaches you and this person or situation. Watch the cords break. Then visualize gathering all of your power back up and returning it into you. See & feel yourself fill with light and love.
3. Thank yourself for this journey. Take a few deep breaths to bring yourself back to the room and the present moment.
There are a lot of very helpful aspects with this Full Moon. Including three trines to power planets Mars, Jupiter & Neptune.
Trine to Mars: Feeling emotionally sluggish or off? Movement, action & taking initiative will assist in a major way to move stagnant energy. You will most likely feel empowered to move forward & let sh*t go.
Trine to Jupiter: We are met with super helpful energy from the Universe to expand ourselves, learn and grow forward. Emotional work & self "improvement" *always* pays off one way or the other. The result? Our inner peace.
Trine to Neptune: Meditation will feel extremely good and maybe even easy with this aspect. Dreams can be incredibly vivid and powerful. Write them down and see what they have to say for you or perhaps even the situation you meditated and explored above.
Short Term Aspects:
Sun in Capricorn: We are in the early degrees of Capricorn - Capricorn is Saturn ruled so we takes on a serious, practical and no-nonsense tone. Setting goals, getting our ideas & actions in a row heading into the New Year & planning our plans will be most in focus for us at the beginning of this transit.
As we move through Capricorn (until January 19) focusing on goals, getting stuff *done* & taking action to our dreams (An Aquarius matter...) will feel important & supported.
There is magic to writing things down. Write down your intentions for January 2018 and then all of 2018 (as a whole) in this next week.
Mercury in Sagittarius: Mercury is chatty and far too truthful when cruising through jovial, fiery & unfiltered Sagittarius. As best you can, think before you speak especially on sensitive subjects, you could feel bad about what you say once the dust of the conversation has settled. Kindness or gentleness in conversation win this week thanks to a square to spiritualized Neptune. Meditation to ease a busy mind is a yes.
You are supported to talk about your dreams and goals this next week. Put it out into the Universe & speak your truth, to yourself first before sharing it with anyone else.
Venus in Capricorn: Love takes on a serious and practical tone. We will look at love through the guide of realism and practicality. Does this person or this project make sense? If the answer is a hard no, we may feel confused between heart feelings & pragmatism as those are typically different tongues of internal speech.
Mars in Scorpio: Our drive to succeed or move forward in some area of our life (whatever House Mars is aspecting in your Natal Chart) feels imperative and powerful. Mars is our drive to act, procreate & move forward. Scorpio is our deep feels, our truths & deepest desires & yearnings. A very potent space for Mars to move through, regular Meditation and exercise can assist in balancing out all of the dynamics of this transit.
Long Term Aspects:
Jupiter in Scorpio: Jupiter is a blessings & good fortune planet, it expands whatever it touches. It can sometimes make something a bit too much to handle. Whatever House Jupiter is moving through in this Scorpio transit is where your life is meant to expand and get bigger in some capacity.
Scorpio is again a sign of truth, depth & intensity. Notice how many intense things are coming to light on a mass scale currently?
Take a look at what secrets have been revealed in your life as of late. Whatever surfaces is meant to make everything better, I promise.
Saturn in Capricorn: So, Saturn is the Natural Ruler of Capricorn meaning it's right at home and bossy AF when it's moving through its home sign. This can light a major fire under our asses to really get our lives in order, *do* what we say we are going to *do* & stop making excuses. Saturn is known to be a task master & is the energy of Karma and Fate. I suggest taking the first steps instead of Saturn taking them for you! ;)
Uranus in Aries: Uranus in Aries is a rebel. Uranus kicks sh*t up and doesn't say sorry, double that when it's in the fiery sign of the innovator & the self-loving Aries. What part of your life have you been asked to be original & to put yourself first? This isn't for the sake of selfishness but for evolution.
Neptune in Pisces: Neptune in Pisces is dreamy and even attempts escape from reality on the regular. Hey that's fine because life can be incredibly intense most of the time.
For the sake of balance: Saturn in Capricorn is asking us to ground down & get real (Saturn = Capricorn's Natural Ruler) & Neptune is the Natural Ruler of Pisces.. asking us to dream & escape sometimes too, to keep ourselves centered. Do you see the connection here?
Neptune in Pisces invites us to escape the mundane, dream & get lost in the other parts of reality from time to time but not too lost because Saturn in Capricorn will pull us right back down to Earth so we stay aligned with our karmic mission. Life is all about balance, integration, grounding to flow & just be... it's all a sacred dance of opposites and this is what Astrology & the Esoteric teaches us best.
Pluto in Capricorn: What is most interesting about a Pluto in Capricorn transit is seeing where it personally impacts your chart. (You can book a session with me to figure out where, why & what Pluto has to say about your life as it slowly progresses through Capricorn) Pluto makes us transform. On a mass scale Pluto moving through Capricorn has been all about calling into question all the systems of power & control that don't work... You can take a look at our political climate currently if you'd like to see what I mean.
Pluto transforms & burns away all that doesn't work to make things better & brighter. The process of the burn down is total surrender to the process and trust in the process. Capricorn is a sign that can be about crazy amounts of control & power. Pluto calls for reinvention in our relationship to personal power as well as the current power structures at play in the world.
Personal Power & Surrender to the Whole is a take away message of Pluto in Capricorn.
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Just last night we had a powerful New Moon in Sagittarius, with 4 other planets cruising through the sign of truth, adventure, optimism and forward-like fiery motion...
I mentioned in my Instagram Live Astrology Report (which happens *almost* every Sunday, 4pm PST...) that with such a heavy concentration of energy in one sign, we are *really* being asked to step into and accentuate the characteristics of being a Sag as we move forward into this next Lunar Cycle.
So what on Earth (or...) does that all mean? We could be feeling extremely restless in some capacity or desirous of long distance travel or making a major shift from our everyday mundane routine (and don't stray too far from your everyday just yet, as everything is going to move into routine-obsessed + studious Capricorn next month!) In the mean time, examining our beliefs, examining why it is that we do what we do (Sag's can be extremely philosophical) and deciding to make healthy, expansive choices towards our habits and self-imposed ruts, is an excellent way to celebrate & coincide with The Archer's Energy. I mentioned last night making just 1 decision that is more self-respecting or self-blessing, is beautiful.
Progress is the aim, always, not perfection.
Great things to vibe out on during the party in Sagittarius (truthfully, only one more day or so, because Saturn is LEAVING Sagittarius after the last year and a half...)
1. Make more productive choices towards things that expand your life
2. Call someone overseas who you love or miss, see what message they may have for you or what you can share with them.
3. Become explorative & curious
4. Speak positive things into existence, and build people up around you.
5. Donate Money or your Time to Educational Causes, the ACLU, or anything that champions your belief systems for a better world.
I hope this helps! Leave some comments below or Instagram DM me with how you are vibing all this Sagittarius (and soon to be all this Capricorn...) energy!
#MercuryRetrograde. It definitely can get a bad rap but I always like to say it’s a time of re-evaluation, re-minding, slowing down, going inward. The following Tarot x Horoscopes are custom created for each sign. I chose a card with the intention of offering a message on a theme or a suggestion on how to move through these three weeks with as much grace as possible. Mercury Retrograde lasts August 21st through September 5th, 2017 through both Leo & Virgo.
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Knight of Cups:
Gathering with Friends, People of Like Mind & Energy, Self Nurturance.
Aries, Cancer is a lovely energy for you during such a fire and air filled time. Take some space to get into water during the retrograde, whether that be the bath tub or a salt water spa. Anything to root down, slow down and connect in, with yourself & other lovely people will be great for your being during these busy and sometimes intense times.
6 of Swords:
Objectivity, Self Study, Crossing the River.
Taurus, this is a great time of self study, objectivity (non-emotionality if possible), journaling, talking with therapists or trusted friends, etc. You may find you reach a new level or clarity or a deep sense of internal stillness if you’re willing to take some time to feed the positive side of your mind these next few weeks.
Ace of Swords:
Break Through in Thinking, Clear Thought, Fresh Start, Insights.
Gemini, be willing to look at things in a new and fresh way during this retrograde. Conversations, communication, positive self talk, these things are all highlighted for you. Positive vibes or people that encourage you to think positive are important for you while your ruling planet is in Retrograde.
Looking Inward, Transformation, Meditation, the Healing Power of Water.
Cancer, let these last few weeks of Mercury Retrograde be a healing time for you. The Art Card is “a challenge to look inward”, to get deep for a moment & see all of the gold lying around in your internal being. You can get wildly inspired & extremely creative with an energy like this on your side. Seek the Truth of all situations and move with lightness of being in your daily affairs.
Burning off old Karma, Trusting the Universe, Going with the Flow.
Leo, The Universe card is a powerful reminder that you are always in the perfect place at the perfect time. Regardless of what is happening, or what is going on around you, repeat the mantra: “I am in the perfect place right now & always.” This will help you go with the flow if you’ve been feeling any turbulence or internal unrest these last few weeks.
Let Go, Let Flow, Major Change, Spiritual Transformation.
Virgo, have you ever heard the phrase “Let Go, Let God?” or if you’re not into the God-word, Let it go and let it flow will do just fine. The Tower is all about moving out of the way of your own most powerful transformation. Its your Spirit seeking to intervene & have a conversation with you to lead you into your best phase of life. Honor whatever major changes go down for you during this Retrograde & know that the best is yet to come you just have to get out of your own way.
Nurturance, Feminine Energy. Looking forward to a brighter Future, Venus.
Libra, this is a great time for your feminine side, creativity, things of beauty, meditation, rest and self love. If the Mercury Retro. has felt a bit heavy just go into your Venusian qualities: think harmony, think inner peace, think facials, think buying yourself flowers.
Ace of Cups
New found love, Self Love, New Beginnings, Fresh Start, Universal Energy.
Scorpio, Ace of Cups is all about fresh energy & renewal. It also tunes you into the harmonics of the Love frequency: self love, love for others, love for a pet, an idea, etc. Your trick these few weeks is tapping into the infinite potentiality for good vibes that is all around you now. Take a deep, deep breath & breath, it, in.
Prince of Cups
Focus on Internal Transformation, Inward Focus, Desires, Cravings, Wishes, Transformation.
Sagittarius, this is an excellent time to focus on changing key parts of your self that are essential to your forward movement. Where do you visualize yourself going, transforming & growing? Take a moment and breath deeply, see yourself now. Prince of Cups is about giving love to yourself and the places within that aren't yet blossomed. This Retrograde period can be a good time to go inward and give time to just you.
Victory after Struggle, Expansion, Heart Energy, Triumph.
Celebrate Capricorn as I know from time to time you can be quite serious about life, your mission and your trajectory. A 6 of Wands during a Retrograde reminds you to lighten up, and go into all you do with your head held high, heart full of gratitude. Count the things that you’ve made go right in recent times or in your life in general. Celebrate your victories and share the wealth with those around you.
Knight of Disks
Sowing Seeds, Planting your Harvest, Ground Down, Health.
Aquarius, this is a time of taking care of yourself and sowing your seeds. Take these few weeks and write down your plans for the future, take excellent care of your health, get into touch with the Earth somehow. Success is assured in all you do if you can honor the dimensionality of work in front of you without feeling restricted by it.
Fear of Defeat, Healing Relationships, Letting go of Fear, Change for the Better.
Pisces, do not worry this card is not about defeat. This is about over coming your own fear of defeat of really facing yourself and becoming strong. Where do you feel a bit weighted down right now? Where do you feel you sabotage yourself? 5 of Swords asks you to get clear in your own mind about where you are heading & what you can let go of from your past. Looking over relationships are a good idea right now- which ones serve your best self, and which can you gently release? You’ve got this.
I hope you enjoyed these Tarot x Horoscopes! Please join me for my Intro to Tarot Course this coming Thursday in Los Angeles!
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Light creates a shadow. Every Sun sign of the Zodiac has their strengths and their weaknesses. Understanding the underbelly aspect of our beings is important- it’s important because it helps us have compassion for our humanity and compassion for the humanity in others. Being human is not easy- in truth, we are wired to survive, not thrive. We live in a time now, where our consciousness has evolved enough that we are concerned with thriving, not just surviving. I love Astrology because, I truly believe it embodies the wisdom within it to grant us compassion and a sense of humor about life and ourselves. It’s a tool for understanding the Self and understanding others. Read on, have a look at the shadow side of the your sign and how you can better integrate it into your being according to the Cosmos. (Check up on the signs of people in your life as well and see where you can be a bit more understanding!)
**Please meet this piece of writing with a sense of humor. I wrote this partly as assistance but also with the spirit of being able to poke a bit of fun at ourselves too. You are entitled to disagree with your shortcomings & write me an email if I come off in any way offensive :) xo **
Aries - Selfishness
Aries yes, you are number one in the Zodiac but this doesn’t mean that you are the only one. The unconscious side of the Aries personality can be completely asleep that other people exist or that they have any negative impact on the feelings or thoughts of others. To Aries, it is often “The Aries Show”, spotlight shining on them, with (hopefully) a full house audience at all times. How to Integrate: Integrate your Libra Side with consideration to the “other” party. Most likely the people in your life find your self centeredness endearing, or they have gotten to understand it, and still love you unconditionally. Consider asking other people what’s going on in their life, how they think and feel about important topics or how you can be of service to them at times.
Taurus - Overindulgence
Taurus, you are a Venus ruled sign and what this means is you love all things pleasurable, all things of the senses. This can sometimes stop you dead in your tracks, cloud your thinking from all that Vino, or throw a wrench in your vibe because you have one too many lovers around... what are you running from with all of that sensuality? When it’s coming from a grounded place it is truly one of your most remarkable traits, when it’s imbalanced, it can lead to life not moving forward in the way you truly know it can. How to Integrate: Moderation. And then perhaps Moderation of your Moderation. Life is beautiful and it can be a constant party, but if there are spaces where you feel in your gut that you aren’t living out to your full potential, reign back on one or more of your overindulgences.
Gemini - Dr. Jekyl, Mr. Hyde
Gemini, what would you say people pin point about you most or give you a hard time about? You are the Twins according to the Zodiac, you inhabit dualistic energies in your personality that can most likely be very confusing to most. You are a mutable sign, it can be hard for you to pick a side, most of all within yourself so sometimes you will forego picking a side at all and just float. At times, this energy can turn quickly and without warning and leave people bewildered or maybe even hurt. How to Integrate: Gemini, you are truly quite magnificent because having more than one energy occupy your personality is a challenging thing, and no other sign in the zodiac has this as prevalent as you do. Self Awareness is key- if you can pin point a space in your life where you shift energetic direction without warning, decide if it empowers or hurts your experience or your relationships, and go from there.
Cancer - Oversensitivity
Cancer, you are ruled by the Moon. The Moon shifts zodiac signs every two to three days. It experiences more dynamic energy in a month than most of the signs, hence, this can make you a bit edgy as your ruler is in constant flux. You are also water, you key into the energy and emotions of other people constantly whether you want to or not. You are fierce as a cardinal sign but also extremely vulnerable. You are dualistic and at times this can feel overwhelming. Feelings are like water according to the esoteric and human beings can’t breath under water, so you’ve gotta learn to ride the waves or get some scuba gear. How to Integrate: Take less things personally. Ground yourself regularly. Be concerned with getting your bare feet on the Earth, and less concerned about what everyone in your life is doing... take care of you and don’t over extend yourself to the point of exhaustion.
Leo - Pride
Leo, there is nothing wrong with a bit of pride as long as it isn’t coming from a bruised ego or a sense of entitlement. You are the leader of the Zodiac in many ways, and you rule the heart chakra, your ruling planet is the Sun which is the life giving planet. You do have many reasons to feel like the pride of the pack. Leo’s have to learn how to lead and rule from the heart or a sense of gentleness. Not everyone gets it, not everyone has it down naturally like you often feel that you do. How to Integrate: Patience with others is a hallmark of the stuff Leo’s can be invited to work on throughout their lives. Cooling down the fire, the judgement or leaving others in the dust, see where you can help and guide.
Virgo - Hypermiticulousness
Virgo’s are known to have a hypersensitivity to most everything around them. This makes you genius by way of aesthetic, but the borderline energy of control meets obsessiveness can drive you and most around you a little bonkers. Virgo, you are a complex energy because in essence your personality is Earth meets Air. Earth: grounded, rigid, compact, orderly. Air: chaotic, nonattached, hyper active, Mercurial. Your ruling planet is Mercury, and when Mercury meets Earth, watch out. You get you, the Virgo. Genius but obsessed. You get my drift? Hopefully you paid attention to my message and not the type face utilized to write this blog. ;) How to Integrate: Relax. Meditate. Eat well. Be gentle with yourself. You Virgo, are rough on yourself (that’s the Earth energy coming through..) and you are often your own biggest critic just as much as you can be others, too.
Libra - Lack of Boundaries
Libra, here is what I feel around your sign: you are Venus ruled, you seek harmony, you seek balance, you do NOT often like confrontation, you seek to avoid it. What is most important for you is setting boundaries (you can learn from your Aries opposites on that one..), not so much with other people but with your closest relationships. Libra’s are represented by the Scales, but what this means is that you are concerned with balance in a lifetime, it doesn’t so much mean that you have mastered it. Your medicine is understanding how to balance between you and the people you love, and making sure the people closest to you are truly worthy of your love, time, admiration, respect and so on... sometimes you see the best in people that isn’t really there. How to Integrate: Boundaries. Know yourself and you will know the Universe. What do you need from others in relationships, and understanding how to walk away when you aren’t getting it.
Scorpio - Holding Grudges for Eternity
Scorpio, everyone gets wronged now and again. To you, and according to the traits of your sign, this is an unwavering f*ck off and you can sometimes make someone pay for lying or wronging you. The Death Card (13) is the corresponding Tarot energy for you. The key symbol in the Death Card is surrender, transformation, letting go. It represents Ego Death and a willingness to dissolve. I can’t help but think this is a bit of a message for the Scorpios the card represents. Also, letting go of judgement around people who don’t seem to “get it”. Scorp’s you are definitely brilliant but not everyone has your matched level of intelligence and depth, so take it easy on the rest of us. ;) How to Integrate: Gentleness with others as well as yourself. Releasing the need to be right and to know everything about everything. Trusting your brilliance and worth without needing to hold it over anybody’s head.
Sagittarius - Nonrealistic
Ok, before you throw your computer at me or out a window hear me out :) So as a Sagittarius you are ruled by the planet Jupiter. Jupiter is known in Western Astrology as a benefic planet, the planet of good fortune, good luck, good vibes, etc. So what could go wrong, asks you the Sagittarius?? Well, will all that good vibe energy sometimes the Sag will over look the details, skip a few steps, throw on those rose colored glasses and just go to town with little thought to the full, “realistic” process (that’s Saturn’s job according to Astrology) that it can take to actually bring things to fruition. Sometimes all of that optimism serves you Sag, but when all the sudden things feel at a dead stand still this little tid bit part of your Astrological Personality could point the reason to why. How to Integrate: Channel your Saturnian Nature. Get real on the details. Write out lists, protocols, sh*t to bring your million good ideas into reality for yourself and everyone around you. We all want to bask in your brilliance, we just need you to ground down and get to work, step by step!
Capricorn - Controlling
I know this one well, because I grew up with a Capricornian mom (she is the greatest, but I definitely know your sign well ;) Capricorn, you are ruled by the planet Saturn. Saturn is the strict teacher, the wise old soul, as quoted in my article with The Culture Trip about Saturn Returns, Saturn is like a personal trainer who kicks your ass but you’re grateful they do because you get great abs out of the situation. Caps, your whole vibe through life is letting go control, surrendering knowing how to do everything and calling in your “Beginners Mind” as they say in Buddhism. This can be tricky for you, but you let go of the anxiety and intensity required when holding up the entire Universe by yourself. How to Integrate: Relax. Deep breathing. Activities in addition to your very hectic, Captain of Life schedule so you can breath and let yourself receive from time to time. Nurturance is key, letting others nurture you and hold you is good too.
Aquarius - Disconnection
Aquarius, you to me are one of the most interesting signs just like your ruling planet, Uranus. Uranus is the rebel and the humanitarian. Aquarius’s often like to push the status quo, they are other worldly in their way. Aquarians can often be concerned with the entire picture, the long run and all of humanity. You are an Air sign, which rules the intellect, not a water sign which rules the emotions... Aquarians can sometimes be so concerned with the well being of someone they have never met, versus the person sitting right in front of them. That’s because it is apart of your Astrological vibe to move humanity forward, to care about the whole, and often times it is veryyyy hard to do that if you get caught up in everyone else’s emotional story, including your own. How to Integrate: If this has ever posed any issue for you, do similar to what I posed for the Aries- do a little exercise of being present with the people in your life, especially those you are in intimate contact with on a regular basis. Meditate to remove emotional blocks and to get into deeper touch with your feels.
Pisces - Escapism
Last but never least are my Pisces. Pisces, similar to the Aquarius’s you are also other worldly beings. Sometimes the very stark rules and intensity of life here on Earth just do not suit you. You are Neptune ruled and Neptune correlates to the Universe, to the rules of lightness of being and being totally nebulous. So what could go wrong? Well, Pisces are water signs and can be submerged in the realm of sensitivity and feeling on a regular basis. Alcoholism, drug addiction, victim mentality or just plane escapism can often be the traits of your Neptunian ruled Zodiac sign to get away from the dense energy that we are often subject to on Earth. I was told once (because my Venus is in Pisces which means I am the most sensitive human to ever walk the planet...) that Pisces as the fish, truly have no defenses. Fish don’t confront enemies in the natural world, they simply swim away. This can cause problems for you dear Pisces if you don’t face issues or people in your life head on from time to time. How to Integrate: Set clear boundaries with yourself on what you will tolerate and what you won’t, then you’ll set solid boundaries with people in your life and won’t have to run away from them. Consider natural solutions to getting your Piscean need to otherworldly vibes like yoga, exercise or Yerba Matte versus drugs or alcohol. Grounding yourself in your body is your most effective way to move forward with power in your life.