It’s that time of year when we stress about the perfect gift to get each of the important people in our lives, and it needs to be affordable and meaningful. Maybe you’re feeling like there are too many people to shop for, or you’re a perfectionist and want to find the very best gift for everyone – and there are those family members that are nearly impossible to buy for. Let’s face it, while the holidays bring us together, they can also add to the pressure we may already be feeling in life.
That’s why this guide will help you find the perfect crystal for each person in your life, because there’s nothing quite as powerful or personalized as crystal healing combined with the power of astrology.
And you don’t even have to worry about whether or not everyone on your list believes in the power of crystal healing, because they are so beautiful that they make excellent gifts no matter what! Due to their versatile nature, crystals and gemstones make the perfect holiday gift, and this list will guide you toward the best crystal for each zodiac sign, helping you shop for each and every important person in your life.
Aries – Citrine
Have you met anyone who would say “No, thank you” to fortune and abundance? I didn’t think so. Citrine is known as the Stone of Abundance because it is so powerful at the art of manifestation. Aries – the Fire sign ruled by Mars – are passionate people with lofty goals, making this the perfect stone for the Aries in your life. Citrine will help attract the success that every Aries in your life desires and deserves.
Taurus – Pyrite
Taurus is a sign of hard work and responsibility – as proven by their Fixed nature and Earth element – and they may not always feel like their hard work is appreciated. If you want the Taurus in your life to know how grateful you are for their efforts, give them the gift of pyrite. Pyrite is known for attracting blessings and abundance, which will only help Taurus see how well their hard work has paid off. Pyrite may also signal that the Taurus can take a rest and seek a moment to relax.
Gemini – Rutilated Quartz
This Mutable sign of the Air signs is always a little all over the map. Sometimes this Gem’s head gets too far ahead of them. Any form of quartz will help your Gemini calm down, but rutilated quartz brings serenity into the life of any Gemini. This will help them to connect with their higher power, and achieve more balance and more rational thought in every situation. It could help them attract wisdom, and every Gemini will appreciate that!
Cancer – Moonstone
Cancer is the Cardinal Water sign, and their emotions reflect the deep waters that run within them – they are known to be quite sensitive. While this is simply the nature of the Cancer, and an admirable trait to be sure, there are ways to help them deal with the overwhelming emotions that they experience (although you may want to avoid letting them know that their gift is meant to balance their moods.) Moonstone is a crystal that helps Cancer connect to and appreciate their emotions without being ruled by them.
Leo – Tiger’s Eye
Leos are a Fixed sign ruled by the Sun. Given that the Sun provides our Earth with energy, it’s easy to understand that this sign is buoyant, warm, and full of life. With their exuberant attitude, Leos deserve to go far in life – which is where tiger’s eye comes in. Tiger’s eye will help Leo turn their energy into personal power and motivation to achieve their goals. This crystal will not only help keep Leo’s energy reserve filled, it will guide them towards the wisdom they need to fulfill their dreams.
Virgo – Red Jasper
Virgo’s somewhat rigid nature doesn’t necessarily line up with their Mutable standing in the astrological realm. Ruled by Mercury, Virgos know what they like, and they prefer to keep it that way; however, the magic tends to happen when they find the willingness to step outside of their comfort zone. Red jasper is the perfect crystal to get the Virgo excited to change things up and try something new. And beyond the benefit of spontaneity, your Virgo friend will be happy to know that red jasper attracts fortune.
Libra – Rose Quartz
Libras are a Cardinal sign, ruled by Air – meaning they’re pretty darn intellectual. As a result of their intelligent nature, they spend a lot of time in their heads, sometimes neglecting their emotions. Rose quartz is perfect for Libra, not only because it helps them connect to their emotional side, but because it’s pretty; and Venus-ruled Libra loves to be surrounded by beauty. The healing vibrations of rose quartz work especially well with Libra’s social side, as it helps people connect with each other.
Scorpio – Malachite
Scorpios are ruled by Water – stabilized by their Fixed position in the zodiac. Despite that stability, Scorpios are well aware of the darker aspects of life, and they know how to try to stay positive in the midst of negativity. Help your Scorpio friend combat those dark spaces that they seem to know so well with the protective stone, malachite. Malachite has transformative properties, helping Scorpio turn the challenges of life into victory and strength.
Sagittarius – Turquoise
Sagittarians are ruled by Jupiter, the planet of benevolence and expansion. And as such, they seem to be naturally lucky – but they can sometimes lose focus of their goals. Turquoise is the perfect stone for Sag because it helps them feel inspired to turn that natural luck into opportunities for success. Turquoise stimulates the Third Eye chakra and will help your Sagittarius friend see the path they need to take to tackle their goals.
Capricorn – Peridot
Capricorns are the Cardinal Earth sign; and while they are responsible and hard-working, they can also perceive the neighbor’s grass to be perpetually greener than their own. As a natural leader, Capricorns are also quite naturally competitive, and they want to succeed beyond their peers. Peridot will not only help your Capricorn succeed, it will help them redefine success in such a way that they will no longer need to compare themselves to others. This stone will also promote the self-care that Capricorn desperately needs.
Aquarius – Yellow Jasper
As a Fixed Air sign, Aquarius can spend a lot of time focused on thing they can’t control, because their mental wheels are always turning. As a revolutionary sign, it’s better that they use those massive craniums to change the world, not to worry about their loved ones. Yellow jasper can help your Aquarius friend focus on the positive, freeing up their brilliant minds for bigger and better things. This stone will soothe your Aquarius friend, making it the best gift of the season.
Pisces – Lapis Lazuli
We love how compassionate the Mutable sign of the Water signs can be. But Pisces does have a tendency to waffle on the issues sometimes. Give Pisces the gift of decisiveness with the healing crystal we call lapis lazuli. This will give Pisces that little extra something when it comes to decision making. It also enhances their Third Eye and Crown chakras and will help them to see the outcomes before the decisions they make.
Crystals come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. The versatile nature makes crystals one of the best gifts you can give during the holidays. And better still, crystals are the perfect gift for every budget because they can be bought individually or as a gorgeous set, like this Crystal Healing Collection.
This holiday season, give your loved ones the gift of crystal healing.
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The longest night and the shortest day of the year heralds special meaning for many people across the world. Though we may not all understand the significance of the December Solstice, we all feel the effects of it. On December 21st, we experience the seismic, cosmic wonders of the Winter Solstice in the Northern hemisphere and the Summer Solstice in the south; wherever you are, the December Solstice represents a time of rebirth, renewal and celebration. It is a celebration of lunar energy and a rebirth of the Sun.
For us wandering people here on earth, we too can work with the energies of the December Solstice. It’s time to dust off old negative vibes and move into more positive ones; it’s time to allow ourselves a spiritual rebirth, mental rebirth, physical rebirth – any type of rebirth that is necessary for you at this time. It truly is a time to make way for the new and throwing out the old. And luckily, there are certain crystals that can help us along the way.
The crystals we’ve chosen for you to use during the Winter Solstice have properties and abilities connected to healing and rebirth. Read on to find out which crystals you can use to help you during this very special time!
This is a potent crystal during the December Solstice. It is one of the stones used traditionally during this period, used by pagans and celebrators alike. A powerful healing crystal, bloodstone promotes courage and vitality and has a strong ability to heal. For anyone who has been struggling in dealing with conflict or unpleasant, negative situations, bloodstone is soothingly grounding and can help you move forward to confidence and faith in yourself.
This is a precious stone as it possesses powerful Yin and Yang qualities, helping you to find the balance between light and dark, between positive and negative. Snowflake obsidian possesses a unique ability to turn your attention inwards and help you reflect and analyze aspects of yourself that are troubling or concerning you. It has the ability to bring these issues to the surface so that you can transform them into a positive light. This crystal is best used in meditation or placing a piece under your pillow.
The black crystals are often about repelling or transmuting negative energy and so they are some of the best crystals when it comes to aspects of resurrection and rebirth. (Very Scorpio of them!) Black onyx helps you deepen your connection with yourself and help you make wise decisions for the year to come. It can help transmute negative energy into positive energy and is particularly effective when worn around the neck.
As the December Solstice is all about birth and renewal, ruby is a terrific stone for manifestation in the New Year. The New Year isn’t too long in coming after the 21st December (and 2020 will be a particularly special year in terms of new beginnings as fans of Chinese astrology will know, the Year of the Rat marks the start of a brand-new 12-year cycle). With the New Year come opportunities to start afresh. Ruby is wonderful for setting intentions to manifest and create the life you want. It has also been used as part of December Solstice celebrations for centuries.
Special because it represents winter. Many of us associate winter with the colour white (usually because of the snow that falls throughout the months) and this represents purity and cleansing. Snow quartz is believed to bring good luck and excellent fortune to those who harness its powers. It is excellent for purification, which is necessary to undergo when experiencing transformation. Wearing snow quartz around your wrist or carrying a small piece in your pocket can ensure its healing powers are with you always.
Another crystal traditionally used during the December Solstice, garnet is a powerful stone of vitality. It is one that specifically wields creative energy to help you manifest the type of life you want. It is a magical stone and has a wonderful ability to help you reach your goals and create greater motivation within you.
This December Solstice, think about what in your life needs transmuting or transforming. It may come naturally or it may require some thought.
No matter how it is done, remember that these crystals are here to assist you. Each has its own unique properties, designed to help you with your own individual journey – crystals are only a few of the many wonderful friends and allies Mother Nature provides us with and this Winter Solstice, she wants you to become the best of yourself!
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Hold on to your horses as this December we can anticipate a New Moon in Capricorn!
Actually, perhaps the term “hold on” is incorrect. A more appropriate term would be “slow down.” Capricorn is the sign of slowing down, grounding oneself and utilizing responsibility. It is known as the most serious sign of the zodiac; practical, responsible and diligent.
To some more flighty types, the sign of Capricorn can appear dull. But this is an unfair analysis, especially if you have experienced the frustration of flightiness, disorganization or unreliability, whether in yourself or in others. With Capricorn, we know we can get things done. We know we can put our heads down, focus on the task at hand and actually get it completed. Everybody needs a little Capricorn in their life.
As previously mentioned, Capricorn is very much the sign of grounding. It’s about coming down to the real, tangible world and producing real, tangible results. It is a sign of tradition, which is what makes it so interesting when it falls into a New Moon, which is all about new beginnings.
When you mix the old with the new, you can achieve some truly spectacular results! The New Moon in Capricorn provides us with an abundance of opportunity, if we only know how to harness it!
And that’s what this article is going to help you do, harness the power of the New Moon in Capricorn – along with our trusty Tarot cards!
A free online Tarot reading can definitely help you around this time of year, but even better than that is a personal Tarot card reading of your own for this New Moon in Capricorn. So, whip out the cards and let’s get cracking!
As we’re dealing with new beginnings in regard to responsibilities and getting our head stuck in with anything that requires focus and determination, we want our Tarot reading to delve deeper into what we need to focus on at this time of year which could yield long-term results in the future.
4-Card Holiday Tarot Spread for the Capricorn New Moon:
Question: What should I focus on during the Holiday New Moon in Capricorn?
- Card 1: What do I need to focus on
- Card 2: What is holding me back?
- Card 3: How can I make the most of this New Moon?
- Card 4: The outcome of my efforts
Below is an example reading for you to model your own on!
Card 1: Queen of Pentacles
This is a clear card for what I need to focus on during this new moon. The Queen of Pentacles is a card of all things physical – health, wealth and anything on the physical plane. I would read this as me, and interpret it as saying that it is good for me to focus on my physical body.
Card 2: 7 of Cups
Usually, this is a card of daydreaming and fantasizing, but in this context, I would view the 7 of Cups as a card of procrastination! While the 7 of Cups is a card of dreaming big, this is the card that stands as an obstacle – so it may indicate that my health has taken a downturn due to procrastination – too much dreaming, not enough movement.
Card 3: 8 of Pentacles
The 8 of Pentacles suggests working hard in order to achieve real, tangible results. As the card that represents how to make the most of this new moon, I interpret it to mean that I should work diligently on my health. This can include studying various exercise techniques and exploring a range of health options including food and possibly natural supplements. It indicates formulating a routine for my health regime – the 8 of Pentacles is a card for long-term results, so this card urges a steady plan for dealing with my health.
Card 4: The Sun
The Sun – a card of joy and accomplishment! This is the card to represent the outcome of my efforts. I am presuming that it shows what will happen if I choose to take the advice of the 8 of Pentacles and work hard on my body and maintaining my health. The Sun indicates happiness and success. But of course, the future is not set in stone. If I choose to do nothing and ignore the 8 of Pentacles, it is highly unlikely the Sun would turn out in this position. The Tarot card meanings can change depending on our actions and the choices we make.
Remember to keep an eye onour Instagram to check out a live reading using this Tarot spread to see how it works in action!
This New Moon in Capricorn is a time for hard work and dedication and can certainly yield us some spectacular results if we are prepared to work hard. Find out what it is you need to focus on by doing your own version of this spread – harness the power of the new moon to make your way towards success!
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Christmas day brings us a gift from the Sun, a powerful New Moon solar eclipse. The energy of a New Moon is that of new beginnings, when we feel there is a clean slate to start something we feel is calling us.
This next New Moon is in the Earth sign of Capricorn and it’s extra potent because it is an eclipse which means the power of the sun is propelling you forward. The December New Moon solar eclipse will start a six-month creation cycle where your ideas will incubate and we will see the first seedlings sprout on the January 10 Full Moon in the Water sign of Cancer which will be a lunar eclipse.
This last solar eclipse of 2019 (and of the decade!) happens on the New Moon in Capricorn and kicks off what we call ‘eclipse season’ which is like an adjustment in the major life sectors for everyone. While Moon cycles bring change, those that align with a set of eclipses, bring bigger changes in areas such as home, work, and relationships. You can expect to be focusing on your success and stability at home with this New Moon in the Capricorn zodiac sign.
Are You Prepared for Eclipse Season? Read this to find out!
How to Manifest Under a Solar Eclipse
With any New Moon, you want to pay attention to the specific energy coming through the zodiac sign the Moon is in. Since the Moon is the closest planet to us and affects our emotions, we take on temporary energy from the sign it is in. You will have more Capricorn energy on this New Moon so you might as well use it.
Capricorn is grounded, confident, a natural leader, business savvy, logical, and methodical. You may suddenly see a clear plan to forge ahead towards your career goals and you can expect a boost of Capricorn’s hardworking energy to help you map it all out.
You’ll feel more energy to pursue your goals and more mental energy when there is a solar eclipse. It’s like having a turbo-boost for your life. To harness the energy and use it to manifest by the time of the Full Moon in 15 days, spend time in meditation, asking what is in your highest good to channel your energy towards at this time.
When you allow your heart to guide you and you spend the next two weeks working towards your soul’s greatest desire, you can achieve a lot. This is because the New Moon starts the building energy, where all feel excited and it leads us up to the culmination of new opportunities that arise from our envisioning and efforts when the Universe gives us the green light at the Full Moon.
Write down your specific goals. Write down what you need to achieve them, who you think can help you, and what steps you think are necessary in order to get there. Send out a real heartfelt request to the Universe to help you see the way each day for the next two weeks and your intuition will help you connect the dots.
Be open to the ideas that are streaming from this potent energy and be open to taking a new direction in your career or home life that will ultimately lead to security and long term stability. Perhaps that means starting a business, partnering with people to create a joint venture, or committing in a more serious way with someone significant.
How to Handle the Extra Energy
It’s important to keep your calm when you start to see people going through emotional swings and life changes around you. Those who aren’t intentionally directing the path of their life will still experience change. The Universe sends change whether we are ready or not so that our soul can continue on its path of learning and evolution.
This can be challenging because people may get a burst of energy and not know it’s coming, so it can fly out and make a mess of things. If you see people being impulsive, swinging radically in their decisions, or experiencing a sudden change, you can be at ease knowing that this is a temporary period of change and a part of the bigger picture.
We can also expect the same effect on the larger scale to happen which we need to prepare ourselves for. We can expect leadership, business matters, and disciplinary action with the Saturn energy that rules Capricorn. Saturn is the planet of time and karma, meaning we are likely to see change on a global scale during eclipse season that relates to money, workers unions, auto industries, farming, and the stock market. These industries will be shifting to be better prepared for the future so look for new job openings and potential layoffs in outdated industries.
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It’s important to pay attention to the major aspects of all the planets and not just one so you get the full picture. The Sun is in Capricorn as well as the Moon, which means we are extra focused on money-making endeavors, family bonds, and planning for our future. We will have the Sun in Capricorn until January 20, which is five days before the Chinese New Year January 20. Capricorn energy is going to launch us into the year of the Metal Rat which is all about business success, long-term business endeavors that will thrive, and prosperity. The last year of the Rat was 2008, which will bring similar themes to the year to come.
We are also about to conclude the year which starts a new cycle for numerology. Numerologically speaking, 2020 is a number 4 year. It also begins a new decade. This too reflects the Capricorn energy we are engulfed in on Christmas day. The Universal 4 year is about stability, family, strong-foundations and long-term success through practical means.
As you use this New Moon energy through the rest of the year, stay up to date on daily energy changes with our free daily Chinese horoscopes and keep yourself informed about what’s to come with our astrology calendar. Those who use this energy to plan, have a great year and decade ahead with happy home and work successes on the horizon!
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The Chinese Zodiac is made up of 12 animals, and within this exists 4 trines. Much as Western Astrology divides its twelve signs into groups of Fire, Water, Air and Earth, Chinese Astrology also corresponds with the 5 Chinese elements (Water, Wood, Earth, Fire, and Metal), except its groups are based on shared characteristics as opposed to elements.
The first trine is made up of the Rat, Dragon and Monkey, a group of animals known for their intelligence, charm and powerful characters. These people are capable of great good or great evil.
The second trine is made up of the Ox, Snake and Rooster, a group of animals known for their incredible endurance and ability to see any task through to the end. They are also known for having stubborn natures.
The third tine is made up of the Tiger, Horse and Dog. These animals are humanitarians who seek social justice above all else. They are flexible, but can be rash and rebellious.
The final and fourth trine consists of the Rabbit, Goat and Pig – these animals are peace-lovers who dislike conflict and are known for their gentle, caring natures. They can be prone to gullibility and naivety.
Palmistry & the 2nd Trine of the Chinese Zodiac:
In the first article, we took a look at palmistry within the first trine. In this article, we will be focusing on the second trine, the Ox, Snake and Rooster, and how it fits in with the ancient art of palmistry. Be on the lookout next month for a deep-dive into palmistry for the third trine!
Palmistry is a practice that has its roots in India and Ancient China, and it is the ability to read someone’s palm in order to find out more about their character and, quite possibly, their future. Everyone has a unique palm with a unique set of lines. A skilled palm reader will be able to deduce what sort of person they are, as well as the options that lie before them.
When we mingle palm reading with the Chinese Zodiac, we are able to take an even closer look at the person’s characteristics because we know that people in the same sign share similar traits, even if their life paths may be very different. In palmistry, three significant lines are read on the palm: the Head line, the Heart line and the Life line.
Characteristics of the 2nd Trine:
So, what type of palmistry can we expect to see in these three animals?
Ox people usually have square palms with sturdy and strong fingers. They are ruled by the element of Earth and often have a strong Life line which is indicative of their focused, practical, hard-working nature. These people take care of themselves, others, their habitats and the world at large. They are pillars of society. They don’t have time for dramatic displays of emotion, but this does not make them heartless, as can be indicated by a usually strong Heart line. Instead, they prefer a methodical approach and keeping everything in a balanced perspective.
The Snake is governed by the element of Fire, but due to their methodical nature as enhanced by the second trine, it is not a fast-paced wildfire, but a slow-burning one – a candle as opposed to a wildfire (which is more suited to another animal in the Chinese Zodiac, the Horse, who is also governed by fire). Snakes often have delicate hands and long palms. They do not wear their hearts on their sleeves but their emotions burn bright beneath. These people will usually have potent headlines as Snakes value wisdom and intelligence above all else.
The Rooster is governed by Metal and these people usually have square and elastic palms. They are known for speaking their mind and not holding back (it is not difficult to spot a Rooster – like their counterparts in the animal kingdom, you can always spot a rooster among the chickens!) These people are often very rational and have strong leadership qualities; they work well with others who are similar to them. They will often have a strong Head line which is indicative of their powerful skills of ration and reason. Roosters can suffer from narrow-mindedness which can indicate a lack of empathy – their Heart lines can vary in this respect.
Palmistry is a fascinating tool of divination and while it can be complicated at first understanding the various palms and lines, as your skills grow you can discover some truly intriguing things about yourself and others. Combining it with Chinese Astrology can provide added insight into palm-reading, especially once you understand the intricacies of elements and the four trines.
Tune in next time for a palmistry article on the third trine! And don’t forget to check out your free daily Chinese Zodiac horoscope!
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You might not have heard much about the North Node, as it isn’t a planet or a fixed point in your birth chart.
This is simply a mathematical point that astrologers calculate based on the relationship between the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth, and the Earth’s tilt on its axis. It’s important, though, because you can learn a lot by studying it, particularly when it comes to what you have brought forward from other incarnations into this lifetime with you.
The North Node, past lives, and karma are so intertwined that a good astrologer can tell you much about your karmic debt just by looking at the sign and the house of your natal North Node. A north node calculator can help you figure out how your past lives and karma affect you.
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We’re Here for a Reason
The North Node can reveal to you your soul’s purpose in this life. It’s here you unlock your heart’s desires, and how to go about manifesting them.The north and south nodes can help you to work through things from a spiritual perspective so that you can transcend your ego and silence your mind as it tries to negate your feelings.
Lunar nodes astrology is rootedin the moment that you were born. As such, it stands to reason that your birth was not an accident but something that your spirit planned so that you could enter this incarnation with a specific set of goals — lessons that help develop your soul. The patterns of the planets and points in your birth chart is a map to your destiny, something that a good astrologer can help you understand and navigate towards your highest happiness and your greatest success.
About the North Node
The North Node is the place to find karma, past life residue, and how to approach fulfilling your life’s purpose. It works together with the Sun, which is
why so much emphasis is placed on your Sun sign. That’s an overview of your personality and will give you the scenarios that your personality might develop as you mature. After all, you’re a combination of your own personality and the influences that are around you; and those influences are going to play a part in how you develop.
The North Node tells you what your soul wants you to know. Your north node life purpose can say a lot about you. It shows you where to pay attention, and it can also bring you some insight as to how to do that, who you might attract into your life, for example. It will guide you to what your soul hungers to learn this time around, even if it may seem challenging at the start.
The South Node tends to be more where your karmic baggage is stored. This is where you bring habits through from other lifetimes into this one. You could say that your South Node represents your previous lifetimes, and your North Node represents this one. The South Node is where you’ve been, and the North Node is where you’re going.
Remember, you’re a work in progress — we all are. Therefore, the influence of your North Node isn’t going to be just one event at just one time of your life. Your life will probably present you with different teachers along the way, and it will keep doing so until you learn what there is to learn. This is heavy stuff. It’s your life’s lessons, something you’ll keep doing until you get it right, and then keep doing until you’ve perfected it.
As you keep having your chart analyzed, looking deeper into who you are, make sure you keep an eye on what’s making an aspect to your north and south nodes, too. The North Node always points you to where there’s work to be done, while the South Node always shows you what comes naturally, even if it is a fear or something that keeps you from living life to your full potential.
North Node Aries, South Node Libra
The north node Aries and south node Libra placement can lead to codependency and issues in your one-on-one relationships. You sometimes find it hard to love yourself, and you may have some phobias or inhibitions. Your ascending node astrology says that you don’t like to assert yourself because you fear that someone might not like you if you do. You want others to think of you as being ‘good’ or ‘nice.’ You should learn to trust your intuition, be independent, find inner peace, and stop looking to other people and situations to validate who you are.
North Node Taurus, South Node Scorpio
A Taurus / Scorpio node can lead you to look to who’s in your life and what you have as a way of finding your identity. You get involved in other people’s lives and sometimes let your own obligations slip. This can cost you your peace of mind. Your lesson is to find a way to explore your own sense of purpose and value, to learn to create the life you want to live and to understand that happiness is a choice — something that comes from within you, and not through other people and events.
North Node Gemini, South Node Sagittarius
With your north and south nodes in this position, you tend to jump to conclusions, making snap decisions on first impressions. You may be a bit insensitive to other’s feelings and have a lot of pent up energy. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself — real or imagined — and you sometimes come across as a bit self-important. You’re shy of anything that seems to limit you or threaten your free spirit, and because of this, you don’t pay enough attention to the important details and people in your life. Part of your karmic lesson is to learn to slow down to the speed of life, be interested in the lives of others and get over your fear of being repressed.
North Node Cancer, South Node Capricorn
If your North Node is in Cancer, you could have a hard time surrendering control and letting others take the lead. You’re afraid to depend on others — they may not do things the way you want them done. Your lesson is to learn to stop micromanaging everything. Relax, and don’t be such a perfectionist. It’s okay to reach out to others. When you understand that vulnerability is actually a strength rather than a weakness, you can find greater happiness and fulfillment in your interactions with others.
North Node Leo, South Node Aquarius
Others might label you as distant if this is where the north and south nodes are in your chart — but you’re not. You’re just frightened that people will let you down, because that’s been your past experience, and you don’t want to risk being disappointed again. It’s possible that you’re thrust into the limelight in some way, but you’re not going to feel comfortable there until you’ve brought the North and South Nodes into balance with each other. Care less about what others think of you, and spend more time pursuing your creativity and manifesting your bliss. Try to keep your head and your heart in balance, and rather than over-thinking things.
North Node Virgo, South Node Pisces
A Virgo North Node reveals a tendency to try to escape the routine practicalities of your life. You find yourself lurching from one situation to another, with no real idea of where you’re going or what you want to achieve. You feel things deeply and strongly — sometimes too intensely, which can knock you off your center and be very distressing. Creating a routine and sticking to it is going to be one of the best things you should hope to achieve — and it may bore you to tears before you get used to it. You’re very creative, and in the long run, it’s going to be discipline and scheduling that will take you to your goals and aspirations.
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North Node Libra, South Node Aries
If this placement applies to you then you’re too independent for your own good. You’re competitive, you have a hard time understanding the viewpoints of others, and you take things too personally. You’re here to learn that the world does not revolve around, you, and find some kind of balance between looking after your own needs, and considering those of other people. Acting on your own initiative is one thing, but don’t alienate others by not asking for their opinions and feedback. You could be missing valuable opportunities if you do.
North Node Scorpio, South Node Taurus
If these are your north and south nodes, then you’ve got the potential to be stubbornness incarnate. You cling to what you own, you’re too focused on material security, and you tend to be a bit of the proverbial bull in a china shop when it comes to getting your own way. You let your determination overrule any hunches and gut feelings that you may have, and this leads you to doing things the hard way. It’s time to loosen up and hang on loosely to what life has to offer to you. Appreciate people for who they are, not what they have or what they can do for you. If you hang onto things too tightly, you cannot open your life up to for newness. You’ll find no long-lasting value in things that become outdated because of your inability to surrender them.
North Node Sagittarius, South Node Gemini
With your North Node in Sagittarius, you’ll find it hard to process information. It seems to come to you thick and fast, with little time for you to understand it before something else is happening. You can easily get lost in details and minutiae, and find it hard to commit yourself to anyone or anything. People could see you as being flighty or superficial. You’re interested in many things but have trouble seeing them through to their completion. You have to learn to try to make informed decisions about what — and who — you want or need in your life so that you don’t make too many false starts when it comes to manifesting your bliss.
North Node Capricorn, South Node Cancer
This placement can give you an unhealthy attachment to the past, for wanting to stay back when things seemed easier, and you didn’t have as many responsibilities as you do now. This is a problem because you can’t go back to the past no matter how much you want to, and in trying to live there, you’re bringing sadness into your life, and missing what today has to offer to you. Even when you realize that you can’t go back, it’s all too easy to blame your past for your current circumstances, rather than shrugging it off and getting on with the business of improving your life. You’re going to be very tuned into your emotions, but you have to make sure that they’re not controlling you.
North Node Aquarius, South Node Leo
With the north and south node pairing of north node Aquarius and south node Leo, you like life to be interesting and when it is not, you’ll go out of your way to stir things up, just to see where the pieces lie. You want to stand out from the crowd and be recognized for your achievements. Relationships — intimate and otherwise — can be hard for you, because you want people to be who you expect them to be rather than accepting and appreciating them for who they authentically are. You have to be willing to surrender your attachment to having your own way, and not take differences of opinion so personally if you want your partnerships, friendships, and other interactions to be pleasant and successful.
North Node Pisces, South Node Virgo
If this coupling is you, then you worry too much. You’re concerned that you won’t live up to people’s expectations of you. You’re too critical, both of yourself and others. You overthink things, and it creates unnecessary stress and anxiety for you. You get caught up with rules and obligations and forget how to have fun. Your lesson is to learn to love and accept yourself for who you are and what you have to offer. Release your creativity and your imagination and see where they take you. It’s okay to enjoy yourself and to make mistakes now and then. You’re here for a reason, and the universe is incomplete without you.
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Those brief interpretations reveal a lot about how the North Node, past lives, and karma are all intertwined, but there’s so much more. A study of your north and south nodes and what they have to offer is detailed and delicate and will tell you so much about your soul’s journey through recent incarnations as well as this one. Studying past lives is fascinating, but it’s all too easy to get bogged down in who you were and forget that if you were still supposed to know all the details about that life, you’d continue to be there and in that time frame, rather than here and now. Astrology nodes can help you make sense of it all so that you make the most out of this lifetime, and all the wonders that it has to offer to you.
* Editor’s note: This article was previously published September 22nd, 2016 and has been updated for astrological accuracy.
What’s a New Year’s celebration without checking in with the Tarot?
Before jumping into a new decade head-on, take a peek at what January 2020 holds in store for your zodiac sign. We’ve pulled one Tarot card each from the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana to find out what the energy of your month looks like.
Enjoy, and find your Tarotscope below!
Your January 2020 Tarotscope:
Aries: 3 of Cups & The High Priestess
As we pick up from the 2 of Cups from last month, it’s no surprise that love has only bloomed and blossomed for you as we head into 2020, Aries. At the start of the new year, you can expect a more fluid, soft, and dreamy energy trickling into your relationships with others, as well as how you’re processing emotions. Time may feel sort of like a foreign, funky thing suddenly, as January becomes less about the physical and more about the subconscious, the spiritual, and the emotional part of you and your world.
Taurus: 5 of Pentacles (Reversed) & The Empress
January is the light at the end of the tunnel for you, Taurus. It’s been a tricky last couple of months so far, some of which involved steady planning phases, and some of which involved more serious hiccups and missteps. These cards, however, indicate an environment that allows you not only to let go of past error or misfortune, but also allow new opportunities and rewards to flourish. Especially for those of you looking for new housing, job, and financial opportunities, January is looking up!
Gemini: 10 of Pentacles & The Tower
The start of the new year brings you a clean slate, Gemini, and it might not come in the kindest form. While you might find yourself amidst situations crumbling to pieces and relationships falling apart, it’s only because you’re being pushed more aggressively to make room for what actually serves you. You have wonderful, fulfilling, and rewarding blessings on the horizon that involve longer-term stability, some of which can’t surface without a little new year cleaning.
Cancer: 10 of Cups & The Lovers
Last month was a bit of a chaotic one for you, Cancer, as so much came to an end very abruptly and old drama from the past had the opportunity to resurface. As the energy of the new year inched closer, you saw and experienced a lot of discord in your world — but January is about to be that time in your story where you realize why it all needed to happen. Many of you will experience love coming to you from several angles, whether it’s romantic, platonic, or within your family. You gave so much in 2019; now it’s your time to receive.
Leo: 7 of Swords (Reversed) & Wheel of Fortune
For you, Leo, January is about putting things to rest that have been lingering in the air. Many of you seem to still have unanswered questions, unfinished conversations, and unsolved mysteries and situations floating about. While this month is only the start of the adventure that is putting all of these confusions to rest, you’ll find that the energy of the new year kickstarts something more productive and truthful than muddled energy of the past that brought you here in the first place.
Virgo: 7 of Cups & The Hierophant
You always seem to be juggling something, Virgo, and this month isn’t so different. The 7 of Cups points to indecision and having too many options on your hands, and the energy of The Hierophant can lead you to believe that you need to pick a more conventional, palatable, and “responsible” decision. You recognize that people look to you and lean on you for leadership, which makes the juggling act much more difficult, as it isn’t just you on the line. This January, you don’t have to let go of being a leader altogether, but just remember that it’s okay to do something a little out of the ordinary every now and then.
Libra: 4 of Cups (Reversed) & The Star
For the sign of the scales, the start of 2020 launches you into new paths and beginnings that, when thrown into very suddenly, can feel a bit overwhelming. While you might find yourself feeling more open and receptive to different opportunities — those that you might not typically accept or consider — in hopes of turning over a new leaf, you may also find yourself feeling a bit swamped by all of the newness. While the new beginning is a beautiful thing, Libra, you may also want to find ways to ground yourself back into routines or habits that have some familiarity to them, whether it’s journaling, meditating, or picking up a hobby that you know you enjoy as well.
Scorpio: King of Cups & The Chariot
The energy of The Chariot popped up for you last month as well, Scorpio — it seems that the rewards you’re looking for aren’t quite done finding you yet. The focus of December was more about inner emotional and spiritual work and unchaining yourself from the past in order to receive the bounty of blessings awaiting you. This month, as you embody the King of Cups, it’s evident that the work has paid off, and you come into your own skin more confident, balanced, and free of emotional restrictions. Sometimes, the reward is simply a clear mind and heart, and you’ve gifted that to yourself this January, Scorpio.
Sagittarius: Ace of Pentacles & The World
What doesn’t kill you certainly makes any Sagittarius stronger, and that is definitely your tune for January as a stark transition from December to the new year takes place. You’re not one to simply wait around for someone to hand you something, and you’ve forged your own path coming into 2020 in order to gain what you’re looking for. As January kicks off, you can expect to see the fruits of your labor pay off in both tangible rewards and in the mindset you hold going into new situations and obstacles. Your attitude has transformed into one of strong independence, knowing that no one but yourself owns you and your fate.
Capricorn: Ace of Cups & The Sun
Some funky introspection was occurring last month for you, Capricorn, but it looks like it turned out for the better! The new year looks good on you, as your immediate surroundings, as well as your attitude, have all shifted into something lighter, more joyful, and innocent. Creative ventures begin to come into bloom, love and relationships flourish, and you proudly don a more happy-go-lucky smile. While you know that you don’t know the outcome of everything you’re about to try, you’ve embraced more that it’s about the journey, and that it will all be in good fun nonetheless.
Aquarius: 5 of Wands (Reversed) & The Devil
You’re trying to keep the peace this month, Aquarius, as it may feel like suddenly everything around you is in conflict. In both your own inner emotional world, as well as your outer social circles, it’s hard not for you to notice where there is remaining discord, especially as the energy of the new year insists on a clean slate. It won’t be the easiest work to mediate, solve, and play diplomat, but it’s necessary, and if anyone, it’s fair and humanitarian water-bearer that’s well-equipped to handle situations such as this.
Pisces: Knight of Wands & Strength
Strength predicts some triumph for you this month, Pisces, and you’ve certainly been waiting on it. It may have felt like you finally needed a win, to catch a break, to see the outcome you’ve been long awaiting. Finally, as the energy of the new year approaches, it’s ready for you. You come in as the Knight of Wands, ready to take up your crown and take a victory march. Remember to celebrate the little victories too to make the most of the joyous occasion!
A Final Reminder
While the Tarot uncovers the energies you may find coming into 2020, your future is always in your own hands. That said, a Tarotscope is a useful tool to refer back to while in the midst of the month, and you may find a tidbit of information more helpful later as the energy of January settles in.
If you still find yourself stuck or in need of that little extra push or word of wisdom from the cards, you may wish to try a personalized free Tarot reading yourself, take a look at some chakra exercises, or snag a deck of Tarot cards yourself!
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Chiron just turned direct 3 days ago, ending its retrograde early in Fire sign Aries. Chiron’s official designation is both a comet and minor planet (but was originally an asteroid, so you’ll usually see it called an asteroid astrologically). Chiron has been retrograde in Aries since July, and begins moving forward again now.
Chiron travels between Saturn and Uranus, and corresponds to the wounds we have in this life. But Chiron doesn’t just show us our wounds (that would be mean!). Chiron also shows us how we can heal from our wounds and grow if we do things right. This makes Chiron a more powerful position than first meets the eye.
What Chiron Means in Astrology
In Greek mythology, Chiron was a centaur who was wise, a great teacher, and an incredible healer, but those healing abilities were more for others than itself. Instead, Chiron learned to live with the pain of its wounds, and pushed through to help others.
In your natal chart, your Chiron can show areas where great wounds may exist, and you have to use the experience to help others and learn from the pain. Over time, this can help you heal and grow. If you have a strong natal Chiron, you may feel a strong association with your wounds, but can also be capable of great healing and intuition.
In prediction, transit Chiron can show what wounds you need to focus on right now to heal and grow. This is found through the natal house transit Chiron is touring in your chart. When transit Chiron is aspecting your natal planets, this can make you more vulnerable under hard aspects (squares and oppositions), improve healing under beneficial aspects (sextiles and trines), and laser-focused on important wounds and healing under conjunctions. Transit Chiron aspects can make your wounds and healing an important part of your life while in effect, though there can be a subconscious element to them at times.
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What Does Chiron in Aries Mean?
Aries is the first sign in the zodiac, and is assertive, courageous, pioneering, energetic, and exciting. Aries astrology focuses on the new, the self, and the fiery. The natural ruling planet for Aries is Mars, the warrior planet.
Aries wants to take charge, so while Chiron is in Aries, you can focus on trying to take charge with your wounds and healing. This may come with some challenges at times, particularly when it comes to the ego and identity. This is ruled by Aries, and there can be struggles with expressing who you really are, or feeling that you even have the right to true self-expression.
The right way to go about it is to acknowledge it, and take initiative. Do something about it! Aries is all about action. Accept who you are (flaws, warts, and all) and allow yourself to be fully expressive. Let yourself be seen, and become more self-aware.
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Chiron in Aries & Natal Aries Planets
If you have any natal planets in Aries, this means Chiron will conjunct them at some point during this transit (which goes to 2027). This will be an incredibly important period for healing and growth for you, but it may come with some major hurt. Don’t run from the pain. Be like Chiron and embrace it to make yourself better.
If your natal Sun or Moon is in Aries, you can feel this the strongest.
You may be tested in a big way, and may even feel like you’re being personally attacked. But this also gives you the greatest opportunity to take charge and heal, and you have the ability to heal yourself. Pay attention to what you really need, and turn inward.
If your natal Mercury is in Aries, this may focus on the expression of ideas, and having to become more confident in your mental abilities and allow yourself to be heard; if your natal Venus is in Aries, this may focus on your relationships, and you have to work on relationship issues so you can make your relationships healthier and stronger; and if your natal Mars is in Aries, this brings out big Aries energy, and you have to work on being assertive, stand up, and taking control.
With natal Jupiter in Aries, this can expand on wounds you have, but bring opportunity as you take initiative with healing. It can be a little easier to navigate your wounds with Jupiter helping out. Natal Saturn in Aries is the reverse, and can make it harder.
You may have some massive Saturn lessons to learn related to your wounds, and it can feel suffocating at times, but is so important for you to address so you can move on (and please both Saturn and Chiron!).
Uranus just got out of Aries, so little ones may experience Chiron conjunct their natal Uranus (and really old ones!). This may bring out some extra rebellion if they feel they’re unable to be themselves (so parents, don’t box them in!). Neptune and Pluto won’t be in Aries for some time (and you shouldn’t have them in Aries in your natal chart, unless you’re a vampire).
Planets in Cancer, Capricorn, or Libra experience hard aspects, and there may be major blocks that need to be worked on in order to access healing energy. Planets in Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius, or Aquarius experience easy aspects, and healing can be accomplished more easily and with less strain.
If you also consider your Lunar Nodes, transit Chiron on your Aries South Node can dredge up some bad habits and old crutches when you’re feeling insecure, and may bring out some aggression at times. This is likely linked to subconsciously feeling inadequate or that you don’t know yourself well enough. Transit Chiron on your Aries North Node can help push you to heal as a way of opening up to your potential and allow you to take control, but it may be uncomfortable at first.
This Chiron direct occurred at 1 degree and 26 minutes of Aries, so planets under 4 degrees are feeling the end of Chiron retrograde right now. Chiron is square Jupiter and trine Mercury to end the retrograde, so wounds may feel bigger and there can be laziness associated with them thanks to Jupiter, but you can think about ways to do something eventually and talk things over thanks to Mercury.
Push through the laziness (Chiron does want you to push through, after all!), and start taking control of your healing instead of letting your wounds control you!
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Your dreams hold psychic messages for you. These messages mostly come from your own subconscious mind and they can also help you tap into a deeper knowing of who you are so you can align yourself to become successful and extremely content with what you do in life.
Our world today is mostly of the consensus that what is real is what you see, however, this worldview is only a part of life and knowing that most people are only operating with this perspective, you can begin to open to the other realms of the intuition and imagination, where your soul, your spirit, and your energy come alive to help you find success.
The 1st Step: Dream Interpretation
Let’s look at how you can use your dreams to become more successful. The first step in dream interpretation is understanding the symbols in your dreams.
Everything is a symbol and not usually literal. The feelings we get from the things and places in our dreams help us see how our own mind is driving our life.
For example, if you are in a car but someone else is driving, it feels like you’re not the one directing your life. That could certainly block you from confidently moving in the direction of your dreams.
Dream interpretation helps us understand how people or environments may be holding us back because they created limiting viewpoints about our personal identity, how to conduct our life, or what is possible. Sometimes we will see people who have the traits we want to develop to help us see that we can. Everything in your dream represents a part of your own psyche. Your job is to record your dreams upon waking each day and start to see the patterns.
For example, if you’re being chased, there may be guilt from your past that is holding you back from moving forward towards what you truly want.
The 2nd Step: Notice Recurring Dreams
Many of our recurring dreams help unlock the biggest success because they keep showing up to help us overcome a block in our subconscious. Your dreams are always there to help you heal a part of yourself that you’re not consciously aware of that is affecting your waking life.
For example, if you keep seeing the same situation play out, it’s either helping you see you want something or helping you see that you’re beating yourself up unnecessarily over something that you can release. Your dreams will help you love yourself more, help you free yourself from self-sabotaging behaviors, and help you take a closer look at what is affecting your self-esteem.
For example, if you have dreams you have made a big mistake each night, it’s helping you see you don’t need to repeat that behavior. Or if you have dreams you aren’t prepared for a test, it’s helping remind you to use your time to be prepared and stop worrying.
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The 3rd Step: See What Stands Out
Sometimes we will keep thinking about something we saw in a dream and just think it’s weird or that our curiosity is just wandering. However, if your mind is bringing you back to a part of your dream it’s highlighting that for a reason.
Take time to do some research about the symbol that is being revealed, how it is revealing your personal power, or how you’re letting fear hold you back. For example, if you keep dreaming of something and you’re not there, perhaps it’s something that you want to create for yourself but you haven’t given yourself permission to or acknowledged that you want to create this in your life in your conscious mind.
The meaning of your dreams is only truly going to be revealed between you and your personal experience but you can use the tools of dream interpretation to help point you in the right direction. Dream meaning isn’t that hard to interpret because our human experience is so common. We all have fear, hope, sadness, etc.
You can use our dream dictionary to help unlock your dream meaning. Also, lucid dreams can help you see what you really want by showing you the feelings you consciously seek to generate in your dreams.
The Final Step to Unlock Your Success: Take Action
Finally, when you’ve discovered what feels like a helpful message from your dream about your personal power, what you want, and what you’re being guided to do, all that’s left is to take action. You can also combine the tools of astrology and numerology to confirm or validate what has come through in your dream to really drive the point home. The point is, our soul knows our purpose, and our dreams help us find it.
The tool of numerology helps you unlock the frequency of your soul by revealing your natural talents through your life path number. Simply use our free life path number calculator to obtain yours. Astrology helps us see our natural talents which are specifically revealed in the houses. Your birth chart reveals your second house of talents and the tenth house of career. These tools will help you see that what comes through in your dream aligns with the blueprint of your soul.
Taking action on what you discover in your dreams starts with a shift in perspective. That healing will help direct you to take steps towards your dream. Once you see what you want, that you can actually obtain it, and that you don’t need to let fear hold you back, you will continue to use your dreams to push you through conditioned fears or times when you feel like giving up because of setbacks. The subconscious mind links to the soul which knows much more than our waking conscious mind. The soul connects to Universal consciousness, the life force energy that connects us all. It can help us through our dreams by revealing something right in front of us, helping us think of a new approach, or a person that can help us too.
Keep track of your dreams, keep a relaxed attitude as you interpret them, and allow the magic of your soul to come through so you become a radiant magnet for success.
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It is the most wonderful time of the year, my friends, and we are in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. This week we inch closer to that mark, just a few days away from the holidays and a brand new year.
There aren’t many huge changes on the docket this week, but we do have Venus making a change as the week wraps up. This week we have Jupiter and Venus currently in Capricorn. Jupiter is going to be in this Cardinal sign of the Earth signs Capricorn for a full year. Venus is wrapping up her journey there this week and will enter Aquarius by Friday on December 21.
Until then, soak up the last of this lovely Venus energy in this Cardinal sign as the holidays inch closer. Take a new chance at love (or a new chance at old love), while lover Venus is still in this beautiful Cardinal sign. Our free 3 Card Tarot Reading can help!
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By Friday, we have Venus entering the Fixed sign of the Air signs, Aquarius, and this is going to put an ingenious spin on your love matters. This is also a very unconventional spin.
As Christmas draws closer, you are encouraged to think outside the box in both love and money situations.
It’s wonderful air to breathe right before the holidays arrive, and throughout the holiday season.
Have a wonderful week wrapping up all you need with a big and beautiful bow.
Joy to the world, friends!
Planetary Locations During December 16–22, 2019:
• Sun: Sagittarius (November 22 – December 22, 2019)
• Mercury: Sagittarius (December 10, 2019 – December 29)
• Venus: Capricorn (November 26, 2019 – December 20, 2019); Aquarius (December 21, 2019 – January 13, 2020)
• Mars: Scorpio (November 19, 2019 – January 3, 2020)
• Jupiter: Capricorn (December 2, 2019 – December 19, 2020)
• Saturn: Capricorn (September 17, 2019 – March 22, 2020)
• Uranus: Retrograde in Taurus (August 19, 2019 – January 10, 2020)
• Neptune: Pisces (Until January 2026)
• Pluto: Capricorn (Until October 12, 2024)
Daily Snapshots for December to December 16–22, 2019:
Monday, December 16
Sun: Sagittarius – When you fly by the seat of adventure, your soul sings.
Moon: Virgo – Flawless attention to detail can be productive and provocative.
Tuesday, December 17
Wednesday, December 18
Moon: Libra – When you serve as the gracious diplomat in all situations, you win.
Thursday, December 19
Friday, December 20
Moon: Scorpio – Time for your rebirth and personal transformation!
Saturday, December 21
• Venus in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus – Here we have the love planet Venus in Aquarius squaring off with Uranus in Taurus just a few days before Christmas. This is a terse angle that will have you at odds with some people, most notably relationships and romantic experiences. Lover Venus wants to help you to attract wonderful things from a different dimension with freedom lover Uranus seeking to establish some outbursts of freedom in your life.
This could feel intense, but you have everything you need to navigate this intense moment. This is expect the unexpected time. Something is coming out of the blue today and it could feel intense. But roll with it and you embrace it as the opportunity that it really is. Bookmark your Daily Horoscopes to find out why.
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Sunday, December 22
Moon: Sagittarius – See the Big Picture in all things today.
What’s up in the stars today? Check your free Daily Horoscope – here on Astrology Answers!
As the Northern hemisphere slowly dances into a crystalline winter, we all approach the expansive Sagittarius season – a time of curiosity, wonder, and a glowing fire in the snow.
Each sign has its own strengths, and they all affect our lives differently. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of benevolence and expansion, which urges us to open our hearts and our minds. This energy is bold and brash, as Sagittarians are typically known for their honest, frank nature.
Sagittarian energy encourages travel, adventure, experience, the seeking of knowledge, and the acquisition of wisdom. And there are certain measures you can take to make sure that you’re soaking up every bit of celestial goodness that this Sag season has to offer, such as working with Sagittarius-friendly crystals.
While every crystal works with each zodiac sign, there are specific crystals that are connected to the sign of Sagittarius, and they help encourage that buoyant, optimistic energy to flow.
If you want to know which crystals will help you expand your mind and manifest your dreams, this guide is all you need for the adventurous Sag season.
The Crystals You Need This Sagittarius Season:
Turquoise is considered the star stone for Sagittarius.
As a Fire sign, Sagittarius can be a bit hotheaded – the energy is passionate, to be sure, but can be volatile at times. Turquoise is the perfect stone to keep that fire under control yet burning bright. Turquoise dispels negative energy and acts as a mood stabilizer. It can balance any mood swings that might occur, releasing an internal sense of calm and peace. This crystal is also known for its protective properties, especially during travel: it protects the traveler from theft, accidents, attacks, and can even provide protection over pets. You’ll probably feel the urge to get out and experience a new part of the world under the Sagittarian influence, making this stone a must-have this season.
Blue topaz is the traditional birth stone for Sagittarius.
Sagittarius energy concerns itself greatly with expansion – the Sagittarius motto could easily be “More is more.” This sign wants experience, wisdom, knowledge; it wants to conquer the intellectual and spiritual world. Blue topaz is the perfect stone to enhance spirituality, increase wisdom, and encourage pragmatic, rational thought. This stone heightens all matters of mental activity, leaving those who work with it feeling a sense of clarity and lucidity.
Sagittarius energy is blunt, almost to a fault. While blue topaz supports open, honest communication, it also strengthens self-control, helping you share your feelings with tact and compassion.
And in keeping with the spirit of Jupiter, this crystal attracts abundance and good fortune.
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One wave of energy you may notice distinctly during the Sag season is an increased interest in spiritual matters. The sign of Sagittarius is like the curious question mark of the zodiac, longing to understand the meaning and reason for our existence on the planet. While this may seem like a heavy train of thought at first, Jupiter provides an optimism that sprinkles spiritual curiosity with a sense of joy and light.
Lapis lazuli is the ideal stone to encourage the sense of spiritual play that Sagittarius energy so enjoys. In fact, this crystal is also known as The Wisdom Keeper. Lapis lazuli encourages spiritual transformation and a journey deep within the self. This stone is associated with the Third Eye chakra, the very center of our spiritual understanding, and it was believed by the Egyptians to provide a connection between the spiritual and physical realms.
This stone is especially useful in conjunction with metaphysical work, such as meditation, yoga, journaling, or tarot.
Sagittarius season signals the end of the current calendar year and the beginning of a new year – a time that feels synonymous with change and transformation. As we prepare our resolutions and our plans for the year to come, we often ponder on the changes we’ve made along the way.
Labradorite is a stone that encourages peaceful transformation; it provides support and protection during times of change. This beautiful crystal reduces fear and insecurity, allowing you to smoothly transition into the next phase of your life: a new year. The protective properties of labradorite encourage safe self-exploration, increasing consciousness allowing an awakening of your intuitive or psychic abilities.
Because of its connection to the ethereal realm, labradorite is another excellent stone for spiritual work of all kinds.
Sagittarius is represented by the centaur archer, who aims his arrow on his far-reaching goals. The expansive, optimistic energy of this sign sometimes encourages more goals and dreams than action and follow-through.
Tiger’s eye is the best stone for providing the motivation and willpower needed to accomplish your goals this season. This stone brings a sense of mental focus and concentration that can be hard to find amidst the excitement of Jupiter’s presence. Tiger’s eye also encourages a connection to one’s sense of purpose, reassuring you that you’re on the right path. The mental clarity provided by working with this stone helps us find solutions to problems that may have seemed insurmountable. This stone will help you confront any challenges you may face this Sagittarius season.
Expand Your Crystal Collection & Your Mind
Whether you’re new to crystal healing or your home is overflowing with these sparkling treasures, each and every crystal brings its own essence and energy into your sphere. Even if you don’t have the time for specific crystal work each day, their presence in your space can be felt, and their healing properties never stop working for you.
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As we find ourselves immersed in these cold winter months approaching a time of celebration and joy for many, we also find ourselves edging closer and closer to the December Solstice, which falls on the 21st December every year.
It is a powerful time spiritually for us and one which we can certainly explore further!
What is the December Solstice?
Known as the Winter Solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the Summer solstice in the Southern, this is the day of the year where the Sun shines for the least amount of hours in the Northern Hemisphere and the most in the South.
Astrologically, it starts under the sign of Capricorn and spiritually it represents a time of rebirth and regeneration. It is from the start of the December Solstice that the sun shines brighter and the days start to get longer and therefore is powerfully symbolic for hope, faith and resurrection. Essentially, it is the rebirth of the sun. In the Pagan eras, the December Solstice was also called Yule.
The December Solstice also has a strong association with the Moon. The Moon is also known as the Goddess and she has a strong pull for many people (hence why we all tend to feel a little more vibrant in one way or another under the full moon!) Therefore, if we look at the Winter Solstice as a time of Sun rebirth and Moon association, we are looking at a very potent time indeed.
How Can Tarot Help Me During the December Solstice?
There are two Majors in the Tarot cards which are strongly associated with the Winter Solstice – the Moon and the Sun. These luminaries represent the Yin and Yang elements of life and it is through the Tarot card meanings that we begin to see how everything is interconnected. A Tarot card reading at this time can help you understand how these current energies of the Sun and Moon affect you – as the Winter Solstice is also a time of rebirth, it can also help you reflect on all that has come to pass and how you yourself are experiencing elements of rebirth.
Below is a 4-card Tarot reading that you can try during this time of the December Solstice to bring you greater insight! (Remember, you can also check out your free Tarot reading online to gain even greater perspective during this special time).
4-Card Tarot Spread for the December Solstice:
Question: What do I need to concentrate on during the December Solstice?
- Card 1: What I need to focus on
- Card 2: What is standing in my way
- Card 3: What I need to let go of
- Card 4: How I can help myself
Below is an example reading so you can get an idea of how it goes:
Card 1: The Emperor
In this instance for what I need to focus on, the Emperor likely means a person in my life who is quite controlling. This could be a spouse, family member, work colleague, boss or something else who may be holding the reins of control in my life. It could also be referring to myself. Am I being too controlling or rigid in my beliefs? Am I not letting others have a say? Or am I being the total opposite, too timid for my own good?
Card 2: 5 of Swords
With the 5 of Swords as what is standing on my way, this indicates to me that I am letting someone – or even myself – walk all over me. The 5 of Swords is not the most pleasant card and can indicate conflict with some nastiness attached. It can also indicate an internal battle and a lack of self-confidence. This card indicates that I am not standing up for myself in some way.
Card 3: 6 of Cups
The 6 of Cups represents what I need to let go of and this indicates that there are memories from my past I am struggling to let go of. Judging by the
other two cards, I feel this reading is referring to myself – that I am lacking in confidence and it could be because of negative experiences I had when I was younger.
Card 4: The Sun
What a card to get for the December Solstice reading! The Sun is a card of joy and, in this case, rebirth. It is a card of striking confidence and having faith in one’s own abilities. As the card representing what I can do to help myself, it indicates that I should work on my self-confidence and my belief in myself.
Judging by this reading, my main focus this December Solstice should be to work on my self-confidence and let go of memories or experiences holding me back. My timidity and lack of confidence may be affecting me in my daily life and the Tarot card reading indicates it’s time to do something about it.
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The December Solstice is a powerful time of transformation; we all have something we need to focus on and work on in order to make life brighter, better and more fulfilling. Use the wisdom of the Tarot cards to help you discover how this solstice can help you!
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Welcoming a Tarot deck into your life is no small ordeal. Whether you’re still in the deck selection process or have successfully acquired the deck of your dreams, it’s no secret that bonding with a Tarot deck is incredibly important alongside your Tarot reading journey.
While all bonding techniques are important, conducting what is called a “deck interview” is one of the simplest but most powerful ways to get to know that new deck – or even get a refresher on what an older deck is all about.
What is a Tarot Deck “Interview”?
A Tarot deck interview is very much what it sounds like – an interview… but between you and a Tarot deck! In an interview with another person, you might ask the person in question what their interests are, how they like to perform certain tasks, where they come from, or generally for anything they want to share with you, and a Tarot deck interview is not all too different.
Consider your deck interview much like a regular icebreaker process with anyone else. It may feel silly at first to try to converse with what seems like an inanimate object, but it should begin to feel more natural after one or two questions and the flow of conversation has started kicking in.
How to Conduct a Deck Interview
You’re free to ask your deck about any questions, issues, or topics you might want to touch on, like what kind of readings it prefers to do (romance, career, personal growth, or something else?) or even how it perceives you at the moment.
The goal is to get a feel for the voice of the deck and what your working relationship will be like, as well as facilitate a solid bonding activity between you and the deck. Nothing should feel truly off-limits, and you shouldn’t feel nervous or anxious about seeing what the deck thinks.
Ultimately, a deck interview should be highly personal and actually reflect what you presently feel about the deck and vice versa.
Even when using a pre-determined spread, feel free to make your deck interview your own by asking any personal questions you may have. However, if you still find yourself stumped on what to ask your new magical friend, below is an example of a deck interview spread!
Tarot Deck Interview Sample Spread:
- Card 1: Introduce yourself to me! What card best represents your voice as a deck?
- Card 2: What kind of topics do you prefer to discuss?
- Card 3: What kind of topics do you not prefer to discuss?
- Card 4: What is the best way I can work with you?
Still confused? Below is an example of how to interpret this spread in a real deck interview.
Card 1: Knight of Wands
The Knight of Wands is a bold, enthusiastic, and expansive card, often indicative of someone that likes to take things day by day and spontaneously find solutions rather than plan things to a T. This indicates that this deck has a more honest, spunky, but still excited and loveable voice. This can come in the form of more “tough love” kind of messages, and will often also be pushing you to be decisive and speak your truth courageously.
Card 2: The Fool
Questions about adventure, new paths, and travel are all fantastic topics of discussion for this deck. Especially when you find yourself in a position of sitting in a large unknown and with a vast distance ahead of you with no real direction, this deck will push you to embrace the adventure rather than sit idly waiting for something to happen.
Card 3: 10 of Cups
The Ten of Cups is definitely a card of love, relationships, and can tend to lean into discussing family matters. This means that this deck may not want to discuss love or relationships too deeply, and focuses much more on the internal aspects of yourself and your growth.
Card 4: 10 of Wands
As a card of burdens, stress, and responsibilities, this card would indicate that this deck wants you to release any excess baggage in order to truly begin working with it. As we learned before, this deck moves quickly with the winds, and isn’t afraid to start a few fires to get where it needs to go. As a result, it’s important that nothing is weighing you down while you begin working with it.
A Tarot deck interview is truly an essential practice in bonding with or connecting to a new deck – or an existing deck in your inventory that perhaps hasn’t quite been clicking with you and your practice so far.
When you take the time to understand how it operates, it can suddenly feel like you’ve opened a door into a new way of reading or even perceiving your Tarot journey as a whole.
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Feeling extra productive right now? Give thanks to Mars sextile Saturn today!
This aspect positions energetic Mars in Water sign Scorpio at a positive angle to disciplined Saturn in Earth sign Capricorn. This is actually the first and only time these two will form this aspect in their respective signs during this Saturn in Capricorn transit.
While Saturn has been in Capricorn, a sextile to Mars only occurred once before, on November 27, 2018. Mars was in Pisces for that aspect, a Water sign like Scorpio, but more flowy, easy, imaginative energy. Scorpio is a lot more focused, and the sextile between Mars and Saturn this time is likely to be much more productive.
What is Mars Sextile Saturn?
Let’s dissect each part of this aspect so you can better understand how it works. Mars as a planet rules energy and drive, pushing you to take action, and in your natal chart, Mars shows how you use your energy and what motivates you to act. Mars brings energy and drive for the moment to the areas of life ruled by the parts of your chart it’s touching in transit. Mars is a fiery planet who stirs everything up.
Saturn is the disciplinarian, the hard worker, the practical and focused planet. In your natal chart, Saturn shows areas where you have lessons to learn and responsibilities to manage, where you may feel restricted, and where you may have to work harder. In transit, Saturn can limit focus, which can be confining and frustrating at times, but can also be very helpful for making progress since you’re not scattered.
Mars sextile Saturn in your natal chart can show you’re someone who knows what to do, how to do it, and will work hard until you make it happen. You’re incredibly productive and hard-working. In transit, we all get a dose of this hyper-productive energy to get anything done we set our minds to.
Mars is in zodiac sign Scorpio, which can be intense, passionate energy. Saturn is in zodiac sign Capricorn, which it naturally rules, so it’s at home here. This amplifies the Saturn energy of hard work, focus, and discipline.
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Sextile Meaning in Astrology
In astrology, a sextile is an aspect that puts two planets or points exactly two signs apart. Sextiles are considered beneficial aspects (along with trines). Other aspects like to bring challenges and test you, but sextiles don’t work like that. They want you to succeed!
Sextiles do require some work from you though. In that way, trines are much easier (but trines can also bring out laziness as a result of not needing to do much work, so sometimes they get passed by). If you want to make use of the positive energy, you do need to take action, make decisions, put together plans, and be conscious in your efforts.
With this Mars in Scorpio sextile Saturn in Capricorn transit, this is pretty much the ultimate use of a sextile. Mars pushes you to act, Saturn makes you productive and disciplined, and that makes the sextile happy. Which translates to you making the absolute most of this aspect!
Key Takeaways for Mars Sextile Saturn:
Focus on the things that require concentration and take a little longer.
Focus is excellent under this transit, and you can stick to whatever you set out to do. If there’s something that you know won’t be done right away, that demands more attention and a careful eye, this would be the transit to work on it under. It may feel like the more you have to deal with, the more you push through.
Don’t expect instant results.
This isn’t the kind of aspect that produces results quickly, and is instead the kind of aspect that is great for progress as opposed to the end result. Impatience isn’t really a part of this aspect though, so you should be okay with that fact. You know that what you’re doing now will lead to something great later.
Don’t be lazy!
If you avoid taking action and working hard with anything, you won’t see the positives. Get out there, get moving, be disciplined, and put your heart in it.
One Final Note:
If you want to get clearer with how to use this aspect personally, find which houses transit Mars and transit Saturn are located in your natal chart for this aspect, and see if they’re making any close aspects to your natal planets. This aspect occurs with Mars at 19 degrees Scorpio and Saturn at 19 degrees Capricorn.
Mars is going to make the same aspect, a sextile to Pluto in the same sign, Capricorn, in 3 days as well, so there is extra passionate energy that can be used right now too. Passion, productivity, energy and drive – a potent, powerful combination! Mars will be at 22 degrees Scorpio with Pluto at 22 degrees Capricorn, so if you have any planets between 19 and 22 degrees, they’re getting both aspects strong! Focus on what that planet rules.
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Also, in spite of this great energy, there is one challenging aspect to contend with today, and that’s Mercury in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces. This normally creates such an active imagination that focus is completely lacking, and daydreams and fantasies reign. Mars sextile Saturn and Pluto tries to control that though, and instead of being lost in imagination, you can work to use that imaginative energy productively. But mental energy may be easily drained, so do try to give your mind some breaks from the hard work and determined focus to keep yourself on track.
Follow your horoscope for some help with all of the planetary energy!
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According to Gettysburg College, the average person spends 90,000 hours during their lives working. Other than sleeping, that’s the most amount of time we spend on anything. Therefore, our career choice is important.
Since your Zodiac sign tells you a lot about who you are, you should use that information to find the best potential fit for those 90,000 hours. Below you’ll find an overview of what tends to be the best careers for a Sagittarius.
We’ll begin with a brief introduction to the sign overall and then provide some examples of what may work for you if you are a Sagittarius.
Sagittarius – A Brief Introduction
Sagittarius, the ninth sign in the zodiac, is an exciting fire sign. Fun and friendly, Sagittarians crave freedom and adventure. You are romantic and love living in the moment. You are prone to travel and love to start new projects, although finishing them is another story. These characteristics could be relevant to a Sagittarius who’s deciding on the best careers for him or herself.
Below are five traits of a Sagittarius to consider when deciding on the best jobs for you:
- You are energetic and optimistic.
- You are idealistic.
- You are intellectual.
- You are adventurous.
- You are flexible.
Sagittarians have an optimistic spirit that is almost contagious and you seem to be born with a horseshoe in your mouth. Often bouncy and bubbly, Sags are fun to be around. Your jovial nature and sense of humor are related to your easy going nature.
The Best Careers for a Sagittarius
Given this information, the following are some great examples of the best careers for a Sagittarius. See a few below:
- Public relations
- Personal trainer
Leave it to a Sag to dream big. Symbolized by the archer, this astrological sign is associated with big goals and the determination to achieve them. Once you put your mind to something, you will be sure to make it happen.
Sagittarians are intellectual, often spiritual and frequently philosophical. You could be described as the question mark of the zodiac, curious and almost desperate to solve all of life’s little mysteries. This allows you to see things in myriad lights and creative, unique ideas.
A Sagittarius is not likely to back away from a risky task. You seek adventure and new experiences at every turn. Often well-traveled, the Sag is up for anything. Allowing you opportunities that may not be afforded to other signs, or that other astrological signs may not be willing to take.
Because of that, some of the best jobs for a Sagittarius involve pushing people to new heights by way of training them physically, creating new things as you would in the world of architecture, molding young minds as a teacher or professor and helping people see the world in the travel industry.
Your optimism also plays well in public relations, as your energy will draw others to your message.
Sagittarius’ Negative Traits to Keep in Mind
As much as your positive qualities will help you find the best career path for yourself, your negative traits should also be part of your search. You don’t want to ignore them, or you could wind up in an area that you don’t enjoy. People in this position tend to find themselves stuck. As they obtain experience in an area they dislike, and either have to trudge through the rest of their working lives or start all over in another industry.
Below are five traits a Sagittarius should be aware of:
- You can be flighty.
- You can be tactless.
- You are impatient.
- You can be over-confident.
- You can be inconsistent.
With these qualities in mind, the following could be examples of what would not be the best jobs for a Sagittarius:
- Assembly line worker
- Data entry
- In-house sales
- Insurance agent
The fields above do not represent the best careers for a Sagittarius because they are detail-oriented, repetitive, and highly structured with regards to their daily duties. In short, a Sagittarius would bore quickly of these jobs and feel constrained in them.
Other Professional Considerations
Regardless of the career path you choose, you’ll still need to keep some realities in mind as they relate to your sign. Doing so can make all the difference between success and failure and between fulfillment and disappointment with your professional life. Take a look at a few examples below:
- Sagittarius’ honesty can quickly turn brutal. Your frank, assertive and sometimes confrontational nature can be too intense for gentler astrological signs. Think before you speak, Sag, and consider the feelings of others’ before being unnecessarily brash.
Sagittarians Want it All
- Less is not more to Sagittarius, more is more. Did we mention that we want it now? Be patient, as great success can take decades to achieve. Remember to have fun on the journey.
Sags can Appear Overly Confident
- The Sag can come across as cocky and overly confident. Often under the impression that you can do no wrong, a Sagittarius may appear as a know-it-all. Remind yourself that we all make mistakes, and try to be humble.
Sagittarians are Scatterbrained
- Sometimes Sagittarius can be all over the place, jumping from one project to the next. Your philosophical viewpoints can change at the drop of a hat, and often you come across as just plain indecisive. Try to be more consistent and be a person of your word.
Finding the best careers for a Sagittarius is a matter of matching who you are and what you love with what’s required for success and happiness within different disciplines. This is the same exercise for every sign of the zodiac, but whether you’re a Sagittarius man or Sagittarius woman, you need to reach for the stars and make sure that you’re inspired every day you get up for work. If you do that and allow yourself room for your creativity, you’ll find the satisfaction in your professional life that you deserve.
Learn more about the Sagittarius Zodiac Sign here.
* Editor’s note: This article was previously published November 22nd, 2017 and has been updated for astrological accuracy.