Cosmic Candy: April 1- 7
April 1, 2013 9:30 am Posted in Lifestyle
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- These days are still pretty hot for you, and I would assume that this week will bring some time to integrate the events of last week, which ended up being a little bit more of an overload than is fair. However, your sign is more concerned with fierce than fair, but the end of the week will give cause to balance those two. Like I said before there is still a tremendous amount of heat in your life and, like all good things, too much of any one thing is just too much. Let things simmer down internally during the beginning of the week for temperance and sanity-focus on a deeper peace instead of listening to the ramblings of the mind or heartbreak. I want you to do this because Saturday marks a Venus and Mars conjunction. Mars is your ruling planet and tells us about or desires and how we go after them. The position of Venus tells us about how we attract and inspire justice through love and beauty. This conjunction is sure to bring some passion, some fireworks and some creative juice. Relationships will get a proverbial kick in the pants and this could be exciting and life giving or a bit of a shakedown. Either way, I want you to be able to rely on an inner sense of unshakable equanimity. Think cool, quiet space – like a psychic air conditioner if you will.
Taurus and Taurus Rising- Conception happens in dark spaces; wombs of fertile soil receive the seeds of our passions. Therefore I would like you to spend the beginning of the week continuing an inner spring clearing. The effects of last weeks full moon is still with us and you may be working out the kinks of whatever it brought-try not to get stuck in the details of it or in any relationship trails that may arise this week. Take a moment on Saturday to declare what it is you would like to be cultivating, and do this with as much certainty as you can muster. The Universe likes a clear and concise request. Keep your eye on your inner world and know that there is growth happening below ground that will start to show its vibrant green shoots come mid April.
Gemini and Gemini Rising- While the week could induce a certain type of “can I make this work?” or “can I actually get this work done?” anxiety (issues around health included), what I would like you to pay attention to is the budding possibility that’s arising with one or more of you friends instead of the buzzing din of discontent. This week is more than likely to gift you with an opportunity and instead of giving an oral exam to this gift horse with your usual 2,000 questions (all of them valid mind you), I would like you to focus more on taking action and less of procrastinating by means of second guessing through extensive information gathering. Look before you leap but don’t get stuck on the precipice.
Cancer and Cancer Rising- If there was ever a time for you to be selfish about getting what you want in the grand scheme of your career or future, this moment right here is it. From now until mid April the deck is loaded in your favor and that is all I really want you to focus on. This is not the time to pretend that you are small, frail, and fragile or ill equip for it simply is not true. You were given everything that you need in order to succeed and though the world is anything but fair-it’s high time your stopped hiding out in your shell of self-delusion by demanding that you feel safe enough to take a risk. This week is about knowing what your passions are and then powerfully, yet effortlessly magnetizing them to you. Remember, if we are honest and sincere our passions lead us to our potential-not our demise. Dare to live the dream in your heart now, not in some fantasy future where you have “made it”.
Leo and Leo Rising- A passionate mind is a terrible thing to waste, especially if we waste it due to patterns that where laid in childhood that continue to plague us today. This is not the time to be seeking for your parents approval or approval from the ghosts of your childhood. It is a great time however to be humble enough to know what is not quite developed in your spiritual or philosophical orientation and to start to actively fill in the gaps. You are building a symbolic palace to house your greatest possession- your soul. However, you are still working on the foundation, which is the most important place to start and solidify. This week will bring you a fresh look at the overall structure and insights into options for your blueprint.
Virgo and Virgo Rising- There is something brewing in you that needs a verbal outlet. This concoction is about intimacy, creativity and merging with another, as we have been talking about for the past several weeks. However there looks to be a mounting anxiety around said issues and the way to resolve this is by communicating your needs and desires in ways that most likely will have you feeling more than a little raw and unstable. A word of warning: The kind of astrology that is happening in your chart late in the week is the kind that can sweep you off your feet or knock you down and drag you away into the underworld. I would suggest neither of these options and instead opt for a sensible approach-bear your soul, risk showing your true self, speak your truth and don’t lose sight of yourself along the way.
Libra and Libra Rising- This week the desire to co-create with another can become potentially overwhelming, especially to one with such a penchant for being just a little shy of way out of balance. So I would like to suggest that you do one of two things: either observe the near obsessive like quality of your gaze on another to see the kind of intensity that is available to you to use as you wish or play the balancing game of contrary action and don’t give fully over to all of your intimate relationships in order to save a little juice for yourself.
Scorpio and Scorpio Rising- I would be overjoyed to hear that this week brought you a new connection to your health and/or your work. Perhaps more than a new connection I would say a passionate one. And if it’s passion that you are able to locate I also hope that this week gives you a sense of how powerful your desires are and how much movement they can bring, especially in this time of life where you may be leaning more towards stoicism and less towards free-flowing and uninhibited expression of self. On another note I would keep an eye on brewing romances at work or anything that arouses your verve for the daily details.
Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising- This week ends with a creative culmination that doesn’t appear in ones chart everyday-or even every year. I’m not saying that this event will be life altering right away, although it could very well be, but I am telling you this for a reason. As always, I want you aware of the energy so that you can consciously co-facilitate with it instead of it squandering it unconsciously. One way this energy could manifest is by having a debaucherous Vegas style weekend or you could start one of the greatest love affairs you have ever had-not necessarily with another person, although it’s an option- but with life. This is a highly fertile week for you and the outcome depends on the ingredients added. Think about what you want to create and add dashes of this and splashes of that accordingly.
Capricorn and Capricorn Rising- There seems to be a tension or even an anxiety around not relying on conditioned responses and instead choosing revolutionary techniques that facilitate a break from the past. There is an inherent responsibility that you feel for upholding traditions but it’s high time that you take quite a few of your familial rituals with a grain of salt and in some cases a pick axe or shovel may. I don’t encourage any kind of self-mutilation in the process-guilt and shame does no good- but sincere reflections on our foundations always do. The end of the week offers you a kind of new beginning by means of creating new rituals that you want in your future family of choice. These rituals should be infused with your desires to fill your home life with beauty and fairness, in other words treat yourself as you wish others would treat you.
Aquarius and Aquarius Rising- I imagine your mind functioning much like a set for Charlie And the Chocolate Factory, furiously pumping out all sorts of wild and wonky creations in a kind of hyper-productive rhythm. This is the sort of energy that is building for you all week, culminating on Saturday, and I would like you to take advantage of this moment in time. As we discussed last week, writing your ideas down is key to remembering them in this time of fevered and fervent mental activity. My hope is that this waxing creative mental power is fueling both your courage and your confidence in your abilities-especially when it comes to dealing with authority figures and your work. Don’t be afraid to say what you know you need to, but say it with as much tack, directness and kindness as you can muster. Inspire beauty whenever possible.
Pisces and Pisces Rising- More than any other sign this week your chart is screaming FERTILITY! I would be tickled pink if you could get outside and plant actual seeds, hands in dirt, hanging with earth worms and peat moss-it would do your psyche good. It’s simply time for you to grow the things that you know you need to and I want to encourage you in any way I can to believe in your own ability to co-create beauty. Follow and trust your desires, they are guideposts to your purpose. This is no time to fall into a sleepy, anesthetized or self-pitying stupor-oh no! This is time to be regenerated by the marriage of your potency with the natural world’s fertility. Ask the trees and bees all your questions and don’t forget to take notes.