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- There are many ways in which you are being asked to learn through containment right now. It may sound antithetical to what you are feeling in the moment, as your natural instinct right now (and usually) is to fly by the seat of your pants and do, but what I would suggest for this week is that you actually sit in the fire and offer up whatever gets in the way of your relationship to Self. There is a powerful new moon in Aries early Wednesday morning that marks a new beginning for your year (birthday to birthday). It’s looks to contain many relationship questions, like what do you need to be truly happy- not in a fantasy or a far off ideal relationship- but in the ones at hand. This moon has an unexpected and discordant quality to it. Discord is an important factor in awakening but so is owning up to the drama we create. Can you shift gears so that instead of creating more chaos you clear room for more growth?
Taurus and Taurus Rising- I would invest some time experimenting with a recording device this week (usually found on ones phone or computer). Before we get to what you will record however, we need to get down to what you need to remove from your present internal recordings. I suggest that in preparation for this new moon on Wednesday you take time out on Monday and Tuesday to list your most prominent fears and any ways in which you feel victimized. Once you have done this I want you to think of ways in which you can turn the statement around into a simple, life affirming, present tense and believable declaration. Something like “Nothing can stand in the way of my good. I release everything and everyone that is no longer a part of the divine plan of my life. I dissolve any thought in my mind that my highest good could be withheld from me. That which is for my highest good now comes to me and I welcome it.” Once you have something that feels clear and clean and powerful put your ear buds in and listen on repeat.
Gemini and Gemini Rising- Anxiety is natural side effect of being a human among other humans. People never do what you want them to, and if we want to know any time of peace, all we can do is keep sacrificing our expectations of them. This week seems to be looking for quite a large sacrifice from you, Gemini. However, sacrifice may not be the word that evokes the response that I am aiming for- we often thinks of a sacrifice as a loss but what I suggest is that you look at is as an offering of trust. We are asked to give the most when feel we have the least. It’s quite possible that you may be feeling a little burned lately by friends or on a deeper level by your dreams themselves. It’s not the dream or the friends that’s the problem per se; it’s more about your relationship to yourself in comparison to it/them. It’s time to reinvent your self-image within your community. Our identity is like a work of art-we both hide behind it and it reveals us. Wednesday’s new moon allows you to both reinvent and divulge a part of yourself.
Cancer and Cancer Rising- I want you to put your whole self in the picture, not just your ambition. I also want you to question your ambition and get really clear about how it feeds your spirit-because the two need to be in alignment. Is there an aspect of how you desire to be showing up in the world in comparison to how you think your should? It’s never too late to take that art class, study the classics or invent a new way of being you in out in the world. This Wednesday blesses you with a new moon in your house of career so please take advantage by planting some seeds Thursday and into the rest of the week. This is your annual 15 minutes of fame and I want you to run with it.
Leo and Leo Rising- Looking at your chart feels like seeing a kind of tipping point happen in slow motion and then regular speed. Something has been building and my prayer for you is that you allow yourself to be as independent a thinker as possible. It may be time for you to be disruptively honest and brutally fair-not for the sake of being contrary but to reveal dishonesty and to cultivate sincerity. During a revelatory week such as this (Wednesday’s full moon looks to be quite exciting and possibly unnerving) it’s important to remember that we need our container in tact to hold the experience of change-we don’t want to wake up too fast as it can be blinding and excruciating. Take small bites of truth, they are more honest.
Virgo and Virgo Rising- Intimacy are like a revelation-it brings insights and dangers both exciting and horrifying. Right now your chart is brimming with these stories and I imagine it’s much like a fire underwater that threatens to boil over. If you feel the water getting a little too hot in the coming week with someone I want you to know that it’s ok to step out and take a breather-too much time in the tub isn’t good for the system. I want you to pace yourself especially if someone seems to be pressuring you into a business deal or partnership that still has lingering questions. What this week does provide is an opportunity for you to consider what you want to start in intimate relationships or in a partnership of some kind. Sometimes an ending is the only beginning that we have access to-which is totally legit.
Libra and Libra Rising- It’s been like the relationship Olympics for you lately. I mean if you haven’t come up against most of your issues in this area in the past few weeks I would be amazed, and maybe a little disappointed as this astrology is making us work so that we can move forward. On the world stage the debate about marriage and relationship equity could be seen as a reflection of what has been going on for you internally-do you conform? Give in? Sell you independence for status quo privilege? Or is it more complicated than that? Well of course it is! The issue is always to love ourselves so much that no matter who comes or who goes we always have a safe place to land. Home is being comfortable in our own skin and this is the point of any conflict or strife-can it bring us a greater intimacy with our inner life? No matter what happens out there, it’s always about how you treat yourself in here (I’m pointing to my heart).
Scorpio and Scorpio Rising- We have been talking about change a lot lately and the majority of it may have felt arbitrary, like it was happening to you instead of by your own volition, which can be disconcerting to say the least. I am still going to advocate that you take the biggest step back that you possibly can-you need to get out of the way so that your life can re-structure itself for optimal growth. This is something that probably doesn’t make sense at the moment but it will happen either with or without your co-operation. Go with the shift and try not to freeze in fear when you want to turn right but life goes left. Repeat the phrase often and with conviction, “Everything always works out for the best. I trust how life is showing up without having to know why.”
Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising- So I want to tell you to plant seeds of joy, play, fun, love and juicy self revelation with the new moon on Wednesday-but first I want you to take a second look at how you have approached these scenarios in the past. If they have generally (or specifically) left you with a hangover, devastating heartbreak or completely penniless than I think we need to take a step back and ponder a more life affirming way to joyously participate in life. Therefore I’d like you to plant seeds of health, well-being and nourishing fun. Proof of a good time doesn’t have to leave you bankrupt with a crushed soul and mascara running down your face.
Capricorn and Capricorn Rising- This week has a lot to do with your physical relationship to your home, whether that be the rooms you occupy or simply the body you walk around in-both have a story and the story is told in part by how you take care of said environments. There could be something as mundane as a home improvement project that you have on the go or a new way of setting up the furniture in your space so that it makes more room for your energy to flow, but some sort of reconstruction or change is needed. We’ve talked lately about you moving through an old family dynamic and I’d like to challenge you this week to see how that might be manifesting in your physical space or body. Take down pictures that make you feel sad, throw out clothes that make you feel ugly and stop making furrowing your brow like everyone else does in your family.
Aquarius and Aquarius Rising- If we can think for ourselves we are able to fulfill a part of our destiny that is only revealed when we have the courage to see beyond the information that is presented to us. The best way for you to use the energy of this week is to challenge any thoughts that seem to be borrowed from cable news shows, tabloid magazines or crap your siblings told you that wasn’t true. In fact I would love for you to moratorium on all fear based thoughts and go boldly into the brightness of your mind. And for the love of Creation, please spend some time writing this week even if it’s the most foreign or senseless thing you could think of. Just try some pen to paper or fingertips to keyboard for the sheer pleasure of writing out whatever is moving through you.
Pisces and Pisces Rising- There is no time like this present moment to declare yourself a free agent. I am not only talking about mere relationship status here, what I am talking about is a fundamental self-loving attitude that is so radical it threatens everyone around you that is too afraid to live out loud. You are poised to believe in yourself in a whole new way, your capabilities, your gifts, and your talents your beauty are not to be denied right now. I want you to take your life by the reigns and ride into the unknown, knowing full well that you have everything that you could possibly ever need within you to make this life golden.