Cosmic Candy: May 13 – May 19

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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- I want you to spend the first couple days of the week tuning into your inner life.  Mostly our world devalues the quiet, invisible and private aspects of our experience-if it’s not seen we can’t get applause for it so the ego tends to discounts it.  However, it’s the need for applause that distorts our connection to our inner world.  If you are completely out of touch with this aspect of yourself, then I suggest making some effort to reignite the relationship.  When there is no time for reflection our creativity suffers.  We are mostly taught that to be intelligent we should be able to recite facts, figures and theories.  But what if intelligence is so much more than regurgitation?  What if intelligence is about being able to think in new and creative ways, ways that no one has ever thought like before? Don’t ask for anyone’s permission when it comes to your ideas, let your mind wander in all directions, seeking our new terrain, forging its own pathways.  See what others do not and ask to have the chutzpah to take it seriously when you do.

Taurus and Taurus Rising- Since last week’s eclipse was in your sign; I can imagine that some of you may feel a little more shaken than usual.  When we are tested there are often waves of self-doubt and a lack of faith in life itself, but if we stay with those feelings we can get to something much deeper-an acknowledgement of what holds meaning for us.  Perhaps that occurs as an understanding that our life’s mission is to show up irregardless of if we feel like it or not. Sometimes eclipses in our sign can feel like far too much emphasis on us and what we are doing with our life, take some of that pressure off of yourself if you can. In Buddhism it’s said that self-pity is the enemy of compassion and it’s far more important this week for you to stay in touch with the healing power of love than the dismantling potential of doubt.

Gemini and Gemini Rising- This week your job title is “proactive caretaker” and I want you to tend to all of your needs with extra care and attention.  This is an especially potent time to be paying attention to details about your money, your communications and your home.  It’s very likely that there will be miscommunications to deal with this week, especially in regards to your career or vocation. This could also manifest as a moment of confusion about what it is that you are “doing” out there.  Clarity may be a little harder to get to but it’s important that you don’t gloss over anything or try to use magical thinking to get out of actually doing the work that is yours to do.  Communication difficulties are healing opportunities in disguise, slow down and take your time to sort through your personal reactions to any misunderstandings.  There is ample opportunity for you to show others an extraordinary amount of compassion instead of impatience or disapproval. Remember you can either be right or you can be happy.  Choices, choices.

Cancer and Cancer Rising- The thing about opportunity is that it’s only valuable when we are prepared for it.  There are a tremendous amount of cosmic goodies coming your way and I want you to get your ducks in a row before it turns up on your doorstep- otherwise it’s like having the queen over for tea and realizing you have none to serve her. Your career is still on a steady upswing and I am hoping you are taking the opportunity to make breakthroughs in this area, even if you have to have a break down or two.  One of the hardest things for a Cancer to do is to find out who they are apart from who their friends are.  Water babies absorb so much of what is around them that it’s often quite difficult for them to know what they really think and feel.  It’s time for you to get clearer about your purpose, you can’t do everything so what is most meaningful to you at this time?  You don’t want to end up on the wrong train of opportunity just because it’s clipping along at a good speed. I’m sure Kentucky is a swell place but if you’re trying to get to New York the bluegrass state just isn’t going to cut it.

Leo and Leo Rising- There’s really no need for you to be anything other what you already are.  There is no big moment out there in the future that is any more important than this one right here.  Now having said that, there is a great amount of energy building in your solar chart that may appear or feel like something that will happen in the future but it’s all dependants on how you are dealing with the present.  Take time to be with the people that bring out your best, the friends that inspire you can offer some great insights and creative solutions to anything you’re dealing with. For all of us this week is about building with the light of the recent new moon/solar eclipse and I’d like you to take the first few days of the week and spend some time in the morning reflecting on your dreams as they will most likely be wonderful guideposts for the rest of your day. By Wednesday afternoon the moon is back in your sign, which feels like a fresh start, and I want you to use it by recreating yourself in some small or large way.  This is something that happens once a month; think of it as a time of rededication to yourself.  Spend some time and some of your resources pampering and preening if that feels right or just spend a little more effort on how you present to the world.  People love to see you shine so dust yourself off and turn your light on.

Virgo and Virgo Rising- I have an image of you standing in a field, on a piece of land that belongs to the community, and you are sprinkling seeds as you walk, the sun is shining down on you.  These seeds contain a truth that you have recently acquired.  It’s hard to say exactly what these seeds will grow into but it’s surely time to scatter them into the wind and let them find their home in the soil. When I look at your chart I feel a release, which leads to a feeling of relief.  This doesn’t come easily; there is some part of your nature that you may need to contend with in order to feel like you have the “right” to speak.  Remember that there is a place of deep knowing in you simply because you have lived, you need no ones permission to tell us your tales.  If you find that you are idealizing others I want you to see how this can lead to your own disempowerment.  This week is asking you to step up your game in the world and let go of the self-doubt that may inhibit your expression.  Self-doubt is an interesting companion, for it keeps us company and isolates us at the same time.  It’s really just an excuse for not getting down to the business of living.  Worry less about what others feel about you and instead focus on your task in the world-this will be the water that those seeds so desperately need.

Libra and Libra Rising- Money doesn’t change much at the end of the day.  We still have to wake up, brush our teeth, contend with our complaining mind and deal with the task of finding meaning, joy and our place in the world.  If you are still doing everything you can to acquire the almighty dollar, you will most likely be very disappointed with the outcome.  Your solar chart is begging for new experiences and new outlooks on life.  This will be a theme for the next little while and it’s going to influence some career shifts come the end of June. I want you to stay as open as possible this week and take note of all the times you start shutting down and shrinking away.  Its time to welcome new possibilities, not only for you but for everyone around you-you are about to become a pretty big channel of support for folks- a role that your sign was built for.

Scorpio and Scorpio Rising- It’s time to unlace the corset and give yourself some breathing room. These past two eclipses have been very stimulating for your solar chart and it looks like it’s time to take a moment to sit down and come back to yourself. You may be feeling an overwhelming urge to cling to past patterns but recent events have most likely shown you how damaging that can be.  Humility is the only remedy to the situation and the more of that that you can lead with the more powerful you will actually feel.  There is a distinct difference between feeling too insecure to put yourself in the spotlight and feeling like you don’t need the spotlight to validate who you are.  I want you to go with the second scenario while you are out in the world tending your career and vocation.  If possible, I want you to look at your life as if you where at the end of it, what parts make you proud?  What do you need more of?  What’s really important to get done this week and with what attitude?  Your sign is known for intensity so use it as a tool to get more joy out of the living you are bound to do anyway.

Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising- Keep your eye on unresolved issues in relationships this week as some unsaid things that have been festering in you may slip out the side of your mouth without you being entirely aware of it.  In the name of being proactive get clear about what resentments you may be harboring so they don’t blindside you.  Another way to look at your astrology this week is that there is an opportunity for you to act with much more compassion and care for those around you.  Mother Theresa said that the problem of the world was that we have forgotten that we belonged to each other; I think that when we remember this it becomes easier to deal with most conflicts. When we are seen through the eyes of love our goodness is restored and we want to be better, do better and help one another.  Think of ways to foster this in your community this week.

Capricorn and Capricorn Rising- It’s all about pace for you this week, what’s the speed that you can keep up with and yet not burn out to?  We mostly function on habit, our mind thinks in patterns, our body moves in patterns and there are all sorts of habits we fall back on when we are stressed.  This week affords you a tremendous opportunity to keep your eye on your patterns and to keep refining them.  Think of the outcome that you want and try to work backwards to see what patterns could be put in place to facilitate that outcome. It’s important that you remain willing to let go of what isn’t working for you, especially if it’s something you have grown attached to.  You are entering another phase of change and the less you try to control its outcome the better.

Aquarius and Aquarius Rising- Love.  When do you feel it?  Where do you go to experience it?  Are you able to give it to yourself?  Is there a voice that is resounding in you when you wake, when you go to sleep that whispers, “I love you.” Are there moments when you feel in awe of the world, the universe and/or creation?  There is something very valuable about creating habits of gratitude; it’s akin to depositing money in your savings account- every time we acknowledge beauty in the world it blossoms.  How do you kneel down in gratitude and kiss the earth on a daily basis? Not just once in a while, but repeatedly?  Gratitude proliferates in the right conditions and withers in the wrong ones-create more spaces to praise the good in your life.  Learn to stop and say thank you, create habits that remind you to say, “This food in front of me is a miracle!  My friends are blessings!  My work is sacred because I make it so!” When our personality serves our soul’s purpose we evoke the love of the heavens.  Evoke away, dear Aquarius.

Pisces and Pisces Rising- No matter what your childhood was like, no matter what situation you grew up in I want you to demand that your mind recall positive memories about your past.  Do not dwell in sorrow or in regret, instead remember what was good, remember the times you laughed, the times you danced and the times you felt like someone really, truly saw you.  Recreate your relationship to your life by seeing it through the eyes of someone who loves you deeply.  See all the ways in which you did your very best, see all of the efforts you made and all of the beauty you created.  It’s time for you to remember that you are loved for being exactly whom you are by the force that created you, whatever that may be.  It’s time for you to feel a deep and abiding sense of well-being right down to your core, and to not doubt that you are worthy of it.

For more information please visit Chani’s personal blog, UntilTheStarsFallFromTheSky, or for personal astrology readings please contact Chani directly at chani [at] chaninicholas.com.

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