Cosmic Candy: June 17 – 23

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June 17 - June 23

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- It’s time for something new, and that something should feel exciting and invigorating like a rush of blood to the head (if you need to, play the album). Monday and Wednesday are especially “lucky” days and we all know that in order to be able to take advantage of luck we must be prepared to meet the opportunity with all we’ve got. The beginning of the week is like the vitamin B-12 shot you need in order to meet the kind of favorable confluence of opportunities that are coming your way on Wednesday and with full moon on Sunday. The place to make use of this is in your career or public life, however Mercury is going retrograde soon enough so pause before you sign any contracts or make any firm agreements in work or otherwise.

Taurus and Taurus Rising- It’s time to ask for that raise, turn down the job you don’t really like (that doesn’t pay that much anyway) or raise your fees. If none of this applies to you than let’s just say it would be wise for you to spend a buck or two on a lottery ticket (though don’t ask me for the winning numbers). Fortune is cyclical; She’s a finicky muse who doesn’t stay with us for long, yet it’s important that we welcome her in with an open door policy. She’s kind of like that popular so-and-so in high school that you got to date. You couldn’t really believe they wanted to be with you, yet you knew you had to act cool and detached from the outcome. The worst thing we can do in the face of opportunity is to be too needy, suffocating any possibility of growth with the one thing/person/place that we really want more of. Be willing and stay cool.

Gemini and Gemini Rising- Poet Audre Lorde wrote, “There are many kinds of power, used and unused, acknowledged or otherwise. The erotic is a resource within each of us that lies in a deeply female and spiritual plane, firmly rooted in the power of our unexpressed or unrecognized feeling.” There’s no time like the present to get into your own erotic power, dear Gemini. I say this because passionate, feisty, erotic Mars entered your sign at the beginning of June marking a new cycle for you. I’m hoping that this has you feeling like you have a new lease on life or that you are at the very least angling towards one. This energy is generally misunderstood, misused and abused in the west, but our job is to tend to our own and celebrate it in all areas of our lives. Cooking, writing, dressing, creating, lovemaking can all be equal in their erotic nature. Use the beginning of the week to go for what you want, to hell with being shy and diminutive, right now you need to be passionate, assertive and fierce (but still kind). Make sure that you get paid equally in business partnerships and entrepreneurial ventures and triple-check all financial agreements, as your planet, Mercury, is about to go retrograde in your second house of money and property.

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