We are pleased to announce that we’ve teamed up with one of our favorite astrologists (and talented yoga pro), Chani Nicholas, to bring you weekly horoscope readings. Check back each Monday to see what’s in the stars for your week!
Aries and Aries Rising- This week may have you flying pretty high, but there is something to be said about getting too close to the sun. The next seven days are asking you to temper your drive by balancing your expectations, needs, personality and projections. The full moon on Wednesday is going to light up your house of intimate relationships, but it’s not the softest of moons. This dynamic and lively event could have you either blaming whomever happens to be standing in front of you for all of your undigested childhood trauma or could manifest as a moment that opens you up to truly caring for another. True love truly shatters us – we are never the same after being pierced by Cupid’s arrow. We are all in this together and there is no escaping the effect we have on others or the effect they have on us. Consider what you would want in any relationship and then be the source of that very thing.
Taurus and Taurus Rising- There is a lot of action going on for you, but it’s all behind the scenes. There may be old relationships resurfacing, or even new relationships that have a familiar feeling to them, like you’ve been together in another lifetime. It may not show up as an actual love affair, but more as an inner state of turbulence. It’s as if something Karmic is being stirred up in your life and may bring about odd situations and unforeseen circumstances. What I suggest is that you find a way to keep your feet in this realm and focus on the present as you heal from past traumas. The full moon is lighting up your house of work, service, daily responsibilities and duties so do what you can to keep your life and your body running smoothly.
Gemini and Gemini Rising- We can’t choose our family, but we can choose our friends. There is something about your development that needs the support of good friends right now and I would like you to take a moment to consider what schools you are swimming with. What groups are you a part of that can actually support your individual growth? What common dreams and wishes do you get to share with the folks that you spend the most time with? Is there room in these relationships that allows for your honest and sincere expression of self? The full moon is lighting up your 5th house of creativity, procreation, lust, self-expression and joy. There may be some tension between who you hang out with and how much of yourself you can actually reveal. If you feel like you have a good match in these areas than this is a week that can bring some wild nights and adventurous days. If these two factors are at odds it’s time to get real about what kind of life you want to live, and remember if we choose our friends wisely we get to live out the very best of ourselves. We get to give a shit about our lives and that’s the best gift of all.
Cancer and Cancer Rising- There is no telling how far you can go right now, Cancer. The need to be seen and to put your imprint on the world cannot be underestimated-but that doesn’t mean that it is coming easily to you. There may be frustration that is generations old and it feels like you are faced with the limitations that your mother/father, grandmother/father and great-great-great-great grandmother/father may have felt. It’s kind of like a glass ceiling in a way- we hit up against something that we can’t see, yet we can see beyond it. You may be feeling this and knowing that it’s time to push through this seemingly impenetrable but transparent limitation. This breakthrough requires a tool and it has got to be your own self-determination. What will also come to your aid is your ability to stand in-between worlds. One one side there is the world that you come from and on the other is the world that is becoming. Honor the gifts and challenges your ancestors have passed to you by going straight through the roof.
Leo and Leo Rising- There may be an abrupt departure, a wild longing or a spontaneous adventure that this week conjures up. The theme in your chart right now is movement and movement with meaning. The other theme is letting meaning have its own movement. There is a way in which our mind is much like the fluctuating moon, our understanding waxes and wanes with our moods and experiences. Just as we feel we have grasped the true meaning of something we are shown another side of it and we have to adjust our perception. Like the shifting light of the moon we are constantly seeing life as it is appearing, we see things as we are. Your chart is also telling a tale of potential wonder and awe. What you are learning right now will only stick if you let it pierce your heart, don’t be afraid to be vulnerable. Find what moves you and study it with a great intensity and devotion.
Virgo and Virgo Rising- I woke up thinking about you this morning, dear Virgo. I awoke the distinct impression that something far below the surface was starting to break up and come lose. The something that was shaking free wasn’t quite clear and it’s surely something personally meaningful to you, like a long lost treasure buried at the bottom of the sea that spontaneously floats up to the surface. I do believe it has something to do with what you have inherited from your family of origin, something that could be potentially liberating if not all together shocking to learn about. This could end up being about finances, however it is something psychological in nature. It could include a joint business venture or relationship of some kind where you are joining forces with another person or company. Whatever the situation this week is sure to bring you some further insights into why you do what you do in relationships and where the behavior originated.
Libra and Libra Rising- This Wednesday there is a full moon in your sign and it’s not giving off the peaceful or balanced energy that your sign is famous for seeking out. There is some relationship in your life that is coming to a boiling point and like all intense moments in life this is happening for your benefit and for your growth. Part of the benefit of this moment is that it is teaching you about how you deal with conflict and heated moments. This is one of those rare opportunities where you get to see just how mature you are and aren’t. These are potentially turbulent times that can break us down and/or move us into a major breakthrough and it would be wise to consider which of those you would rather experience this week. How you handle potentially challenging moments now is all up to you and I suggest taking a step back and ten deep breaths whenever possible.
Scorpio and Scorpio Rising- So we continue with the theme of breakdown to breakthrough this week. If you feel a mounting anxiety Monday and Tuesday, please remember that there is a full moon on Wednesday that is quite fiery and likely to tweak even the most solid among us. This moon is part of a configuration in your chart that is urging you to discover the joy of being useful and taking on the work that you know needs to be done; the work that is yours alone. I would look for ways to cultivate humility and to be of service this week. There is so much joy in feeling like we are good human beings who live to ease the suffering of another, if only a small amount. Keep an eye on your health and do whatever is in your power to maintain it everyday-this is no time to take risks or get too far off track with it.
Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising- I want you to indulge me for a moment and consider doing a ritual every morning this week: Upon awakening I want you to leap out of bed and shake your body from head to toe, jump up and down while proclaim to the world at large (but mostly to yourself): “I am a channel for divine creative genius and I conspire with the forces of the universe that want us all to be free and wildly joyous creatures who effortlessly bring goodness into being!” I also want you to give a shit about your dreams, your wishes and any utopian fantasy. I want you to care about these visions and remember that others have the same yearnings as you do. Celebrate that fact and hang out with those folks because it’s an honor and a privilege to do so.
Capricorn and Capricorn Rising- While the full moon takes place in your 10th house of public life and career, giving you a boost in that domain, the real action is happening at home. This may not be the most grounded of times for you; in fact many of your normal “go-to’s” for stability and security are no longer available. You are being asked to reconstruct your foundation. There is a lot of deepening happening in your life and many questions and unresolved issues in your family could be played out in your intimate relationships (beware, your mate is not your parent!). This could also manifest as a change in your family structure or in your living environment. One thing is for sure, the past holds your story-but it’s just a story. It looks like its time for a rewrite, or at the very least a good edit.
Aquarius and Aquarius Rising- Write about it, what ever it is that is going on in your life. I feel like the stories you have to tell are tales that speak to us all. Stories of redemption and myths of liberation-like a new wave Passover Hagada. Of course not all of you are writers so I will include any kind of electronic communication device-photo’s, videos, image and text in any fashion. Really any mode of communication is important to utilize at the moment because there is something that can no longer remain stuck in your throat. There are tales of your young life that are coming to light, what roles did your siblings and neighbors play? How are your relationships with them now? What was your childhood environment like? Did you feel safe roaming around it? Do you get out into your hood now? You need to move and be moved by your daily environment because it can help you work out larger questions, questions that are more geared towards the meaning of life and your place in it. The bottom line is this: What you have to say is important and it is necessary to express. You can do this in the privacy of your journal first, but eventually we are all going to need to hear about it.
Pisces and Pisces Rising- I keep a running list in my iPhone of outstanding invoices and recently I scrolled down to the bottom of the list and saw that I had written, “It’s not about the money”. I found it to be a comforting reminder. When we focus on the money we make we tend to feel anxiety and lack, but when we focus on the actual exchange of services we can feel more energized and validated. Money is a pretend symbol we all agree on and I think it’s high time that you agree to be friends with it, even if you have to pretend at first. This week may take you by surprise and offer you some interesting tid-bits about your relationship to your self-worth. Even if the evidence is painful to look at, rejoice in the information because it is a tool for your own liberation. Use the money in your possession, refuse to be used by it and remember you work for your Creator not for the Federal Reserve.