Cosmic Candy: November 25 – Decemeber 1

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!

 Think higher, feel deeper. – Elie Wiesel

Aries and Aries Rising

People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. -Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

This week is certainly bringing you out of your shell, and the months ahead will only do that more so. The anchor that you have right now, interestingly enough is your faith, faith that is so deeply rooted you most likely take it for granted. Therefore I’d like you to assume that it’s there, even if you feel a complete lack of it. As we move towards Hanukah and Thanksgiving (a holiday rife with complications in terms of historically re-framing genocide through turkey and pumpkin pie) we are moving towards a time that is supposed to remind us to pause and remember what we do have, most likely the hardest thing for humans to do in times of hardship, yet, at the end of the day it’s all we ever really have. There is an unrelenting optimistic core in us that urges us onward, reminding us that there is something that is so miraculous, so divine, and so formidable that we must wake up every day in honor of it. It looks as though work/public life could be a source of some of this hope and/or inspiration, but the light that illuminates your inner life is the place I urge you to focus on.

Taurus and Taurus Rising

There is within each one of us a potential for goodness beyond our imagining; for giving which seeks no reward; for listening without judgment; for loving unconditionally. – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

This week, both astrologically and chronologically (if your in America and/or your Jewish) couldn’t give you better reasons to train your mind to see the positive in every situation you find yourself in. Sometimes there’s little to celebrate, or so we think, until we remember that this life is all we have and that the grace of it is to allow the gifts that move through us every day to be the point of our existence. It’s not about getting what our mind tries to convince us we should have; it’s about wanting what we have and being excited about what we are creating. Our mind is the most powerful tool we have, more powerful that money, fame, sex, drugs or societal position, and your mind is perfectly positioned for a seasonal tune up of epic proportions. If I was to give you one mantra this week it would be, “Everything is working out perfectly” and then I would want you to imagine your energy as a train that is moving at a beautifully swift, yet steady speed, nothing in your way with a great light guiding you.

Gemini and Gemini Rising

 We are the miracle of force and matter making itself over into imagination and will. Incredible. The Life Force experimenting with forms. You for one. Me for another. The Universe has shouted itself alive. We are one of the shouts. -Ray Bradbury

While whatever financial issues you are facing might tend towards total exaggeration, I want you to remember one key component to your happiness: you don’t work for anyone save yourself and the Universe. Your bank account is filled by the cosmos and it can be easily drained by your lack of faith and respect for the actual work that you do. Don’t get me wrong; we are entirely set up to work our tuchas’s off while remaining in debt to 4 or 5 major institutions-but that’s a system that is archaic and outdated. It’s time to find another way to negotiate the physical reality of “ownership”. I urge you to remember the kind of power that is at your command by convincing yourself by means of refusing to allow any of your old thoughts of disbelief and negativity to get in the way, that this Thursday, a miracle will happen. If you need it to be financial, then state that as so. If you need it in some other area of your life than go for it. After proclaiming to yourself that this is so, search for the evidence of it, like a mother looking for her lost child and then celebrate every single finding you can. Santa Claus is coming early and I want to make sure you put out some cookies and clean the chimney. Focus on the miraculous as if it was as important and as reliable as photos of cats and food on your Facebook news feed.

Cancer and Cancer Rising

 We open the halves of a miracle, and a clotting of acids brims into the starry divisions: creation’s original juices, irreducible, changeless, alive: so the freshness lives on. -Pablo Neruda

Every single person in your life right now is a miracle that is awaiting your discovery, and you, whether you know it or not, are the same to them. I encourage you to bless every single person that you come into contact with this week by silently repeating a blessing of your choice to them as they stand before you. In other news, you are primed right now for a severe infatuation, like, one of epic proportions. However, infatuation is just another way of waking up to a potential, a heightened emotional state that can’t necessarily be sustained, but points to something else within us that is waking up.  Some need in us gets crystallized in another person and the projection refuses to release us until we can come to grips with it. All of this just reveals the kind of intimacy you are ready for. There is nothing wrong with falling in love with an infatuation as long as you know that is what is happening and in fact I’d like you to spend time blessing them as well. There’s nothing wrong with needing love, affection and a little romantic charge to stir something to life in you either. The big joke is that it’s never about the one that we are with; in the end we are all just mirrors, helping each other discover our greatest attributes while revealing our biggest blind spots. It is a good idea (for all areas of your life) to arrive on the scene looking your best, I know that sounds terribly superficial and like the kind of thing you’d expect from a horoscope, but I only mean it so that this particular transit can benefit you the most. The more comfortable you are in your own skin (and second skin) the more relaxed and open you’ll be. The more relaxed and open you’ll be the easier it is to attract the folks that you are meant to be attracting, business partnerships included.

Leo and Leo Rising

There are no mistakes, no coincidences. All events are blessings given to us to learn from. – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Lets talk practical magic, by that I mean an opportunity to do some major remodeling in terms of your unconscious booby traps and pitfalls. This week wants you to know that where you thought you were lost you are actually found and where you thought you had failed, you had succeeded. What if your whole life is perfectly timed situated and orchestrated and all that you have to do is arrive on the scene everyday exactly as you are but without any of the resentments that you cultivated yesterday? What if you came to everyday new? What if every routine was no longer a routine because you had never performed it before? What if you had the greatest resource in the universe available to you to use at your will and it was your mind? What if miracles, miracles that had nothing to do with public exposure were happening all around you and this week was a week that made that so abundantly clear and real that it rendered you a believer?

Virgo and Virgo Rising

This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love: the more they give, the more they possess. -Rainer Maria Rilke

Just this little nugget, my love: believe that a friend or associate is bringing you the most miraculous of gifts this week and then watch for the clues that this is coming true. Treat each one of your visitors like they were royalty, wise people or fanciful magicians that have come to give you some sort of elixir that will lead you to your fortune. Of course they are the wealth that is so present for you right now, so don’t let any minor kerfuffle amongst you mess up a good thing. This week is about having the kind of fierce love it takes to engage in an act of faith-it’s not the miracle that is miraculous, it’s the courage that it takes to do the act that is necessary for the miracle to occur. Have great faith in those around you and most likely you’ll give them the kind of encouragement that they need in order for them to act as if they are those very miracles. Make everyone feel loved, adored and taken care of-cause truth be told, they are, and so are you.

Libra and Libra Rising

For those who are willing to make an effort, great miracles and wonderful treasures are in store. – Isaac Bashevis Singer

Overreaction is always a possibility with this kind of astrological weather. So is exaggeration, extreme emotional thunderstorms and mental overwhelm-so just refuse to let any of those unnecessary human reactions carry you down the river and instead focus on the miracle of your internal connection to the force of Creation that moves through us all. All we are is what we give; anything we harbor can never grow. The Jewish tradition reserves this week for participating in a ritual that lets the light of our faith shine for all to see. By placing the lit Hanukah in the window we are sharing the light that we have, this is not to brag or boast, but so that we can inspire others to remember that all it takes is one little spark to start a movement of generosity, gratitude and love. You, dear Libra, are so poised to give at this moment it’s kind of amazing. Inspire awe in others and you’ll get so much more than you could ever give.

Scorpio and Scorpio Rising

Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story, which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see. -C.S. Lewis

With everything that you have, every thought, every bit of will, every action, every movement, I want you to celebrate the miracle that is the beauty that surrounds you. Proclaim it, pronounce it, announce it and hold it up on high for everyone else to see. The ancients knew that the folks among us that were drunk on their love for life were our mystics-fools for beauty, lovers of the Divine, they would go from town to town, stumbling along on nothing but the sheer joy of creation. We’ve spoken a lot in the past year about you growing up, maturing and becoming more responsible. We’ve also spoken about the heavy burden that you may have felt has been with you over these past months. Because the biggest chunk of this phase of your life is over there’s a way in which you are able to digest a lot of what has happened at this point-the pressure is a little less and that’s a good thing, so why not rejoice? If you know the darkness (and you know the darkness) why not rejoice in every little particle of light available to you? Like a child chasing bubbles I want you to feel free enough to chase the gorgeous shards of life that are being illuminated like neon signs that glow deep into the night.

Sagittarius and Sagittarius Rising

According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous. – Deepak Chopra

For many of you the next few days will consist of unraveling the difference between perceived reality and what are actual facts. This past week probably had a way of distorting reality and the week coming up isn’t exactly the most calm for you either, so my suggestion is that you try to boil everything down to the facts that you know while visualizing the outcome that you want. You are still not privy to all of the information that you would need in order to make a well-informed decision. Therefore relying on your instincts is all that you have going for you-but some of them are wired a little funny so you’ll have to do some investigating about what to keep and what to let go of. The universe is still trying to move you along to a renewed you, so please don’t be afraid to dance with the stranger at the bar and see what your body does in the hands of a new energy. The truth is that all of this is just an illusion anyway, so why not be playful with it?

 Capricorn and Capricorn Rising

Many people are alive but don’t touch the miracle of being alive. -Thich Nhat Hanh

I grew up really isolated, as many Canadians in small towns do, but I also grew up on the outskirts of such a village. This is an obvious manifestation of the astrology chart that I was born with, but the experience gave me an absolute appreciation and even infatuation sometimes with my community, friends and my social life. Now, don’t get me wrong, I need a lot of time alone, but there are few things as thrilling to me as feeling connected to those that I love and being surrounded by them. There is something in us that can only be accessed through our relationships to others and it’s this special something that you are getting the unique opportunity to explore this week. Some of you will blow it up and out of proportion, others of you will hide from the enormity of what it is (you know, feelings and all that) and others among you will find that sweet spot that lies somewhere between total adoration of those in front of you and the willingness to be equally adored. Falling in love, be it platonic or romantic, is a total miracle and should be seen as such. Fall in love whenever and wherever you can while staying unshakably connected to your own needs.

Aquarius and Aquarius Rising

 Think of the magic of that foot, comparatively small, upon which your whole weight rests. It’s a miracle, and the dance is a celebration of that miracle. -Martha Graham

Personally, dancing cures most of my ailments and while I fantasize about getting all of my beloveds together and jamming out, modern life looks more like me playing rock-star Rockette in my living room by myself most days-which is also totally awesome. I also do a lot of my dancing in between writing each horoscope. It ‘s a way for me to revitalize, rejuvenate and inspire my body-mind. My thinking-mind is only as good as my physical mind is-when my body is unhappy it’s really hard for me to be open to what wants to be written for you and yours. It’s a partnership, my mind and my body, and I think that connection has a lot of wisdom to offer you this week. Make your body happy and see what it has to give you. As we have been talking about lately, work has been most likely running you around like a new crush that’s still not sure if they are into you, yet you are fully committed to them and therefore doing everything that you possibly can to win them over. Take a minute to tune into what your health could need, a massage most likely won’t break the bank but it could change your life.

Pisces and Pisces Rising

When I die I’m going to dance first in all the galaxies…I’m gonna play and dance and sing. -Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Be the child this holiday season. Not the spoiled, the forgotten, the sullen or the temper tantrum throwing kind, but the child that knows its loved and adored. Children naturally recognize and celebrate the miracle of being alive-why do we forget that part of ourselves? Why does life get so serious, so hard, so rigid and so ridiculously lame when all we need to do most times is just act like a goof, crack a joke and let our silliness prevail long enough to remember that we are so much more than cogs in a wheel. It feels like there is something in you that needs to be celebrated, rejoiced, applauded and received by your tribe, but it’s hard for them to do that if you don’t reveal yourself, take a risk or two and let your free-flow fly. If you need a little encouragement, watch your favorite comedian on repeat until you remember that you have the same kind of flippant flavor, but better, cause it’s all your own. Also make sure to spend time with your children and children that are important to you, they’ll feed you in ways you didn’t know that you were hungry for.

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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