Astrology by Lisa Stardust
This week kicks off with a Venus Star Point, when the Sun and Venus align in Leo on the 14th. Venus is now switching its position in the sky, becoming more tender and lighthearted. This celestial transit will encourage us to manifest our Venusian dreams for the next eight years, as we are making fated decisions around love and money. The Venus Star Point clears up the vision we created in August 2015 and encourages us to move these pursuits forward.
The Sturgeon Full Moon occurs in the sign of Aquarius on the 15th, allowing us to assert our passions in the world. The Full Moon will oppose Venus and Mars, while forming a “Finger of God” with Neptune, who is retrograde in Pisces, and Pluto, who is moonwalking in Capricorn. We are purging people and situations that are no longer serving our greater good—with extreme hesitation and resistance. Our destiny will reveal matters we need to see in order to move forward with our lives. Passionate Vesta and jealous Juno are the two asteroids that form a T-Square with the Moon, which will make our emotions and desires sore. Warrior asteroid Pallas aspects this luminary as well, adding an argumentative edge. The saving grace to this luminary is from the fixed star Nashira, who will give us strength and the ability to overcome our issues. We must use this Full Moon to fight for our dreams and happiness. We mustn’t let anyone stand in our way of obtaining our goals. Visualization and meditation is key to center our energies today. It will help us unwind and release stresses within, so we can focus on transforming our lives.
Mercury, who’s in passionate Leo, leaves its post-retrograde shadow the same day, clearing up the backwards journey that began on July 7th and June 20th (when the pre-retrograde zone began). Mercury gets a tender push from healing asteroid Chiron, who is retrograde in fiery Aries, on the 15th, helping us mend past wounds. Mercury and Uranus, who is retrograde in earthy Taurus, square off on the 16th, elevating our understanding and knowledge of the world we live in. Action planet Mars enters pragmatic Virgo on the 18th, adding logic and reason to our impulses. The Perseid Meteor Shower will sprinkle inspiration in the cosmos all week. Make a heartfelt wish on a shooting star and hopefully it will come true.
March 21-April 19
You’ve been keeping a list in your head of all your creative ideas waiting for the right moment to share them with the world. Now, you are finally having the time and the energy to put your visions into motion. This is an exciting time for you, as you are able to blend your fiery passions and inspirations into art. Never before have you had the privilege of manifesting your truest passions for others to see. Utilizing your gusto and power to create the ultimate artistic project will prove successful, enabling you to implement more of your dreams into reality.
April 20-May 20
It’s been a long time since you’ve focused on yourself, which is why this week serves as your cosmic calling card to spend time alone implementing much needed self-care into your daily regiment. You may find that meditation or yoga allows you to reconnect with your body, mind, and spirit, which will help ease all the negativity that’s recently been thrown your way. Disconnecting from stresses will help mend and awaken your inner vibe, giving you the ability to find love you’ve been missing, which is within yourself. By soulfully detoxing, you will elevate your power and glow at once.
May 21-June 20
You’re at the top of your game professionally, but your heart seems to be missing a beat when it comes to your romantic life. You may be ready to make moves within relationships, but unable to express how you feel about the future. Setting an intention is key this week because it will allow you to manifest your innermost emotional needs with others. Take a moment out of the day and make a list of your desires. Be honest. Aim high. This list will help you obtain such passions. Then, you will be able to attain your hearts truest path.
June 21-July 22
For quite some time, you’ve been dealing with issues within your interpersonal relationships. Dramas with your inner circle have been high and low, making you feel lost in your emotions. This week doesn’t resolve issues with others; however, it allows you such matters through a different lense. You will be able to see your part (good or bad) in the matter, encouraging you to transform your approach to communicating with others. Don’t be afraid to express your emotions. Even if it won’t augment any situation—speaking your mind (also, from the heart) is the only way to be seen and understood.
July 23-August 22
You’re blossoming at full speed this week, which will give you the confidence to evolve every aspect of your life. You’ve felt stuck in recent weeks, due to your confusion about where to invest your time, energy, and love. People have let you down, as they have proven to fall short of their expectations. The good news is that you are now welcoming change and cutting off all the dead weight that is holding you back from transforming. You’re marching on a new path and embracing all the jovialities life has to offer, ascending to a deeper comprehension of yourself.
August 23-September 22
This week you’re more susceptible to picking up others energy, which is why it’s an ideal time to clear your aura. Surround yourself with sunlight and positivity. Take a healing Himalayan salt bath with Rose Quartz and Amethyst. Wrap yourself up with a warm clean blanket that’s been smudged with Black Sage. Disconnect emotionally with those who drain your energy. Although the last step may be hard, it will enable you to feel free and full of life. We can’t control how others act, but we can control how we respond. Being clear minded will let us approach others wisely.
September 23-October 22
You’ve been lacking confidence lately, causing you to feel less than stellar in all areas of your life. This week boosts up your confidence by giving you the opportunity to achieve your dreams and to appreciate your successes. Instead of moving on to the next best project or relationship, take a minute and give yourself a good old fashioned pat on the back. Celebrate yourself this week. Don’t shy away from treating yourself to an indulgence or gift for all your hard work. Relish in your fruitful endeavors and glory. You are a winner and don’t you ever forget it!
October 23-November 21
Standing up for yourself is always important. Even if others aim to push you down, you can show your strength of character by fighting for your rights and justice. While you may not want to argue with others, you can choose to use concise words to make the truth known. Be straightforward and tactful in your points and don’t steer away from your objective. Clarifying your issues, without drama, will remedy the problem quickly. You’ll be flying high in no time, having taken the high road in asserting your will and letting the facts be known, due to your candor.
November 22-December 21
You’re not one to sit by the sidelines and wait for matters to cosmically unfold, which is why this week you’re upgrading your spirit. You’ve been feeling lackluster lately, due to your need to embrace a new lifestyle. Taking a few minutes out of your day to clear your mind will allow you to feel better and lessen anxieties. You will be able to think clearer and better by meditating with Smokey Quartz and Turquoise. Even carrying them around all day will spruce up your concentration and induce serenity within. Your mind will be clearer and calmer as a result.
December 22-January 19
Your magical powers are on point this week, which will help elevate your humanitarian spirit. With your intuition at high, you’re able to cut to the heart of the matter and deep dive into the needs of others. You’ll be able to comprehend all of life’s complexities and mysteries—helping you understand the essential desires of those in need. Lending your support to those who are in need and giving them a helping hand through empathic and compassionate acts is a great place to assert your magical energies. Your sorcery, kindness, and mindfulness can change the world. Use your energy wisely.
January 20-February 18
You’re declaring peace with relationships this week. Even if you feel you are in the right, you will be inclined to make amends with others to maintain the harmony in friendships. Using your charm, you will have the capacity to cajole others into accepting your apology and owning up to their faults. The only caveat is that you may push others too hard to declare their unscrupulous past actions, as you may think they are not taking full responsibility for their part in past arguments. In time they will. Don’t rush their emotional process. Focus on healing relationships and yourself.
February 19-March 20
What’s your personal mantra? If you don’t have one, you should start thinking about your visions and what you want to bring to the world. This will help motivate and guide you towards your goals—which will be needed this week, as you are manifesting your soul’s desires. Branding your motto into your daily vibe will allow you to be in balance with the universe and yourself. Through visualization, you can harmonize your energy with the Earth. Your dreams will be in rhythm with your inner magic. You’ll be able to create and bring your aspirations out for others to see.