Cosmic Candy: March 4 – 10

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’m going to dare to say that this week will teach you about your powers of manifestation.  This is a concept that I think our society has a very bent relationship with.  I personally do not believe that spiritual growth is about getting what we want- quite often we grow the most through facing difficulty and disappointment.  So I am not suggesting that you need to manifest a Porsche by next Monday, but I am suggesting that you would benefit a great deal from watching the relationship between what shows up in your inner world and what takes form in your outer life.

Taurus and Taurus Rising- I would say that “Plays well with others” is on your cosmic report card this week.  Part of the reason I say this is because your ability to be accommodating to others needs is at an all time high right now; you may even find yourself as the unofficial therapist to those around you.  There is an opportunity for you to do two things in your social life right now; 1) be a witness to and reflect on the kind of influence that you have on others and 2) consider the opportunity to change social roles if they aren’t working for you.  If you need to address relationship dynamics that you know leave you drained, this is the time.  I know that change isn’t the easiest of activities for you but this week gives you an opportunity to do it with less effort and more grace.

Gemini and Gemini Rising- Your mantra for this week is: My job/career/work is to be a channel for Divine Creative Genius.  My career path is not my concern, for I work for the Universe and do what it tells me to do, go where it tells me to go and I say what it tells me to say.  I follow directions well AND I co-create my life through the powers of my imagination.  I am powerful because I am open, I am strong because I am vulnerable and I am valued because I am willing to be a transparent and whole person.

Cancer and Cancer Rising- I want you to relax into adventure, soften into expansion and play your way into learning something new.  Nothing can change when our energy is locked up in fear and nothing can grow when we are too tight to breathe.  My advice for you this week is to let go.  Let go of control, let go of expectations, let go of should haves and would haves, could haves and didn’ts.  Creativity is about growth and growth needs certain elements in place to do its thing.  You may not know all the requirements for optimal movement but you don’t need to-in fact it’s better that you don’t.  All you need this week is a beginners mind, a child-like wonder and the desire to explore.

Leo and Leo Rising- There is a lot in your chart right now about death AND regeneration.  The energy of any living thing is released back into the earth as fertilizer once the physical casing expires, life is predicated on death- it’s not what Walt Disney taught us, but it’s truth.  What can you let go of at this stage in the game that would end up giving you more as compost than as baggage?  By the looks of your chart some new source of income wants to find its way to you and I would like there to be room for it to land.  Clear out and make way for any new business ventures, especially if they have to do with other people’s investments, resources or contacts.  Let go to receive.

Virgo and Virgo Rising- I can’t but smile when I look at your chart for the week.  There is an image of Thumper from Bambi that popped into my head when I thought of you.  There is something so sweet, so soft and bashful even about the energy available to you now- but more than that, there seems to be an ability to be truly vulnerable with the ones you love.  I suggest that you use this opportunity to fully disrobe and try on transparency.  When it comes to personality traits that help encourage rigidity, I’d like you to do a few things; soften your discernment, slightly un-focus your critical lens and try using the dimmer switch on your laser vision- not for forever, but just for this moment.  Feel suspended in a transient and transcendent flash of bliss, if at all possible.

Libra and Libra Rising- You are being asked to be tremendously flexible in your daily rhythms and rituals right now, things most likely are not going as you’ve planned and that’s OK.   Work may feel a little like herding kittens at the moment and I would say that the most valuable way to use this energy would be to see how you can/are serving others.  This doesn’t have to be an official project or even an intentional one but I would like to suggest that the more you actually are moved to be a source of kindness to others the more steadily everything will flow.  Caring for others facilitates health.

Scorpio and Scorpio Rising- I really, really, really want you to focus on pleasure this week, as this astrology is rare and fleeting.  Pleasure can be completely hedonistic, but it can also be wildly inspiring, leading to great amounts of productive energy.  The planets are suggesting that we all get irreverently serious about work and since there may be overall ballast to life for you since Saturn moved into your sign in October, I want you to use this energy to experience the intersection of joy and responsibility.

Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising- This week, and for the rest of the month, there is a type of re-calibration, retuning and re-orienting going on in your intimate relationships.  Something about this shift is affecting your relationship to home and family or your relationship is affecting your family in some way that requires all involved to move from their usual position.  It’s time to see things differently and with a great deal of sensitivity.  Your chart is also speaking to how good it can feel to let your feelings flow.  Experiencing your emotions directly supports a positive sense of self.

Capricorn and Capricorn Rising- I hope that these past few weeks have shown you the kind of power vulnerability can cultivate.  This power is multi-faceted; when you are vulnerable you move others to do the same, you inspire truth and you are well positioned to receive guidance from other sources-like your intuition.  This is a theme for you this year, the more emotionally honest you can be the more positive your effect on your friends, lovers, neighbors and siblings.  This week is just the beginning.

Aquarius and Aquarius Rising- Just in case you were wavering at all in this department, I would like to reinforce the sentiment that success has nothing to do with being anything other than true to yourself- like really, really true to you.  You do not need to be any bigger, better, faster or shinier than you already are.  There is a danger and a blessing up for your consideration this week; on one hand it’s possible to feel like you are sinking into the quicksand of self-delusion and fantasy and on the other it’s possible for you to feel truly connected to a self-worth that is so far beyond this realm that it is untouchable by any force that would wish to tarnish it.  You are a blessing-now act like it.

Pisces and Pisces Rising- This week and into next is still your time to shine, Pisces.  I would like you to use this week to prepare for the new moon on Monday, March 11th; the best way to prepare for a new moon is to let go of anything you know you are clinging or clutching onto.  I would also like you to work with a declaration this week, something along the lines of (feel free to shift words as you need or make up your own version): I am filled with Divine Light, I am Created by Divine Light, I am surrounded by Divine Light, I am sustained by Divine Light.  All I need to do is keep the focus on this light I carry in my heart and everything will unfold, as it should.  I trust in my ability to know what the next step is and I patiently await the clues and cues that will show up exactly when they need to.

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

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