Month: February 2020
You’re probably familiar with your Sun sign, and maybe even a few more of the signs in your natal chart (get yours for free right here) – but did you know that these signs are connected to an element?
Each sign in the zodiac is associated with an element of the earth, namely Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, and each of these elements imbues a different set of characteristics to the sign it rules over. And today, we’ll be learning about the intellectual, thoughtful Air signs.
Think about how important and vital air is in our lives. Wind trailing through trees, the air that we breathe, the oxygen that gives us life.
Air signs (Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius) are the social butterflies of our astrological wheel, and there’s much we can learn from and about them.
Whether you’re an Air sign yourself, trying to learn more about your personality, or you want to discover more about your bubbly Air-sign friends, this guide is for you!
The Element of Air
Think about the things you already know about Air. It’s invisible. It’s mysterious. It moves quickly. It has life-sustaining qualities. It can be calm like a gentle breeze or rough like a gust of powerful wind.
In general, Air signs enjoy a mental sharpness that allows them to quickly analyze things and create solutions to problems; however, decision-making is not an Air sign’s strong suit. They are typically more emotionally detached than the other elements, able to move on from past upsets quickly and easily. And, the intellect of an Air sign leads to thoughtfulness and consideration.
But for deeper insight, let’s take a look at each Air sign and their unique qualities.
Geminis are full of curiosity. They like to explore the world around them through mental expansion, by studying and reading and soaking up information about far-away lands. The Gemini’s imagination is vivid, and they can easily spend the majority of the day in their head, thinking about everything under the Sun.
Like the other Air signs, Geminis are rather social, enjoying group dynamics and bouncing ideas off of others.
Geminis have an eccentric style that lets you see them from the outside in. A Gemini’s closet might contain just about every trend from the last five decades, and they look good in every outfit.
This sign is ruled by the planet Mercury, the planet of communication. Geminis, therefore, are highly concerned with effective communication and getting their point across. For a Gemini, sharing their thoughts and opinions and having them heard is crucial. Geminis typically make great writers and negotiators for this reason.
When it comes to making decisions, Geminis struggle like the other Air signs, and perhaps even more so. A Gemini can mull over a choice or a decision for months and still not feel entirely satisfied with the decision they finally make.
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Libras are ruled by Venus, the planet of beauty and love, encouraging the appreciation that Libras have for aesthetics. A Libra loves to be surrounded by beauty, and you’re not likely to enter the domicile of a Libran to find it empty or scarcely decorated. The home of a Libra is likely to be filled with beautiful décor, lots of art, and many, many knickknacks.
Libras are concerned with balance and harmony in all things. When they don’t feel centered, it’s hard to focus or concentrate on the tasks before them. Practices like yoga and meditation are crucial for a Libra, as it helps them regain balance, regardless of their external circumstances. They are also concerned with justice and fairness, as evidenced by the symbol for the Libra – the scales. The scales represent both the balance and fairness that a Libra seeks in everyday life. Diplomacy comes naturally to this Air sign.
Libras are highly intellectual and may sometimes struggle to connect to their emotions. They are charming and social, and they enjoy their time spent with friends and family. Don’t take offence if you don’t receive an outpouring of emotion from your Libra friends – they show their love by spending time with you.
Libras make good listeners; and while they may not be able to quickly make decisions regarding their own life, they give excellent advice.
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Aquarians are the rebels of the zodiac, the revolutionaries. They want to change the world, to shake up society, to break free from oppression. This is due to the spontaneous energy of their ruling planet, Uranus. Uranus comes in our life to shake us out of a rut, and an Aquarius feels this urge daily.
Aquarians have a humanitarian streak that urges them towards saving the world; yet their desires extend beyond simply want to help others. Aquarians want to release us from antiquated social norms and structures that no longer serve the global community.
This Air sign is the most detached of the three, and Aquarians often struggle with sharing their affections with loved ones. An Aquarian can even seem aloof or like they don’t care, when the reality couldn’t be farther from the truth. They care deeply, but they are more likely to try to find a practical solution out in the world than to sit at home discussing feelings. Furthermore, Aquarians keep their secrets close to their heart. They aren’t the most likely sign to open up to others because they greatly enjoy their privacy.
Aquarians are yet another social, friendly Air sign, but they may take their preference for group work a step further than Geminis or Libras. Aquarians appreciate the group dynamic for what it can bring to a situation, the ideas that come from multiple minds at work together.
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A Breath of Fresh Air
The charming, intellectual minds of Air signs give us wonderful friends, colleagues, and romantic partners. However, when your own sign is ruled by a different element, you may have a hard time understanding where your Air-sign friend is coming from at times. For instance, a sensitive Water sign might have a hard time understanding an Air sign’s approach to emotions.
But learning more about the Air signs gives you deeper insight and understanding, allowing you to appreciate their quick-wit, intellect, and friendly personalities. And now that you know more about your airy friends, you’ll be better able to flow with their vibrations.
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As Spring blooms into action in the bustling month of March, the snow begins to melt and the stars and planets continue to work their magic for the first year of a new decade.
We’ve pulled one Tarot card each from the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana to find out what the energy of your March looks like.
Your February Review: Tarotscopes for February 2020
Enjoy, and find your Tarotscope for March 2020 below!
Your March 2020 Tarotscope, by Zodiac Sign:
Aries: Judgement & 3 of Wands (Reversed)
Time to hit the brakes a little this month, Aries. Especially while still in the midst of Pisces season, it’s important to let your thoughts, plans, and ideas be tools at your disposal rather than the things that control you. Remember: you’re the one in control!
This means that if a plan that you had previously put into motion no longer is working as you had hoped, it may be time to let that one go. In March, as the Sun transitions into your home turf (Aries), you’re more than capable of taking upon something new, so don’t be afraid to try.
Taurus: The Empress (Reversed) & 4 of Pentacles
It’s no secret that Tauruses can find themselves accumulating large amounts of wealth, beauty, and love, being blessed by your ruler Venus. This month, though, a significant challenge you may face is understanding when, and with whom, it is appropriate to share such gifts.
It’s important to both be setting strong boundaries with those around you, but also feel comfortable sharing what you can with those that you love. Whether this is actual money or simply your time, energy, and good vibes, make sure that you’re keeping enough for yourself too.
Gemini: Strength & Knight of Wands (Reversed)
Whew, it looks like a lot of energy may have been expended a bit too fast recently, Gemini. This month, much is being put on pause so that you have the chance to recollect yourself.
Be wary of spreading yourself too thin, or saying “yes” at every opportunity to go out. As Pisces and Aries season reign in this month, you’ll most likely feel a bit out of your element. Use the time to recollect, rejuvenate, and recuperate any lost energy from the past few weeks, and get back in touch with the way that your emotional and bodily health are linked. Balance is key!
Cancer: Death (Reversed) & Ace of Wands (Reversed)
Delays, delays, everywhere for you this month, Cancer. Unfortunately, it seems like a lot of your plans and ideas that you have set up for yourself may get put on hold this month. You might expect that not only that situations in your environment get momentarily delayed or put on pause, but that you additionally experience a drain of energy more than usual – which, to some extent, you already understand as a highly emotional being!
Make sure to take some extra steps to protect yourself and your energy this month, and remember to be kind to yourself when things don’t pick up as quickly as you had hoped.
Leo: The Emperor & Knight of Pentacles (Reversed)
Even when you’re losing some amounts of stability, Leo, you’re always a force to be reckoned with!
This March is very much a month of give and take for you and your lion-associated friends. Not every plan of action you undertake, especially in regards to finances, home, and work, is going to pan out the way you’re hoping it will. However, it’s ultimately your go-getter attitude, confidence, and strong will that will get you through it in the end, and grant you with some of the rewards you’re aiming for. Maintain that Emperor attitude and you can expect to be rewarded by the end of the month!
Virgo: Justice (Reversed) & Ace of Swords
Not everyone in your life is a keeper, Virgo. This month, you may find people in your life try to overstep your boundaries, or further, even question your morals, values, and motives behind your actions and words. When this occurs, it’s important that you stand up for yourself and reassert what’s important to you, even if it means putting yourself in a position of conflict.
If others aren’t capable of respecting your ideals and boundaries, it may be time to surround yourself with other like-minded individuals, or take some much needed alone time!
Libra: The Lovers (Reversed) & 6 of Swords
Some relationships and situations are coming to a close this month for you, Libra. While many of you look to be moving away from connections that no longer serve you this March, many of you are also moving away entirely from jobs, places of residence, or even just old habits that simply aren’t working for you anymore.
This movement is generally a positive one, even if it comes with the natural growing pains one tends to experience in the process of change. Stay strong, stand your ground, and keep movin’ forward!
Scorpio: Temperance (Reversed) & King of Swords
It looks like you have little patience for foolish behavior this month, Scorpio – of course, when do you not, our fellow fearless Scorpion friends? But with King of Swords energy at play in particular, coupled with the lack of patience coming from Temperance in the reversed position, intelligence, clear communication, and clarity with all actions is especially emphasized this month.
You might find that you see through the intentions of others even more than usual, and may just have to cut cords or tell people what’s on your mind – even if it’ll cause tension or conflict.
Sagittarius: The Fool (Reversed) & 9 of Pentacles
This month, wild archer, it appears as though you may be more aggressively going after what you want, especially in matters of finance, work, and home life. While your drive and ambition is admirable (as always), just remember to keep some of that enthusiasm in check at times. The world isn’t always ready for the boldness that comes with the beauty of Sagittarius, and some of those goals appear to need some conventional work and thinking.
While you don’t necessarily have to conform to every single rule in the world, it won’t hurt to compromise just this March!
Capricorn: The World & Ace of Cups
The world is truly your oyster this month, Capricorn!
Some of you look to even be finding new love, or at the very least fostering your relationship with the most important person of them all (yourself, of course). With one door closed and another now open, you have allowed yourself to literally blossom into the Spring season with newfound energy, optimism, and opportunity at your feet. Pat yourself on the back for the hard work completed thus far, and accept the rewards you’re about to receive!
Aquarius: The Hierophant (Reversed) & Ace of Pentacles
With the Hierophant in reversed position, you may find yourself thinking and acting outside of convention this month, Aquarius – but then again, when are you not?
As some of our favorite rebels of the zodiac, you more than most are unafraid to make a statement that’s outside of the box. This month, with the Ace of Pentacles at play, it’s more than likely you’ll find these small acts of rebellion more tempting in areas like work and career, making waves with your new ideas and perhaps project proposals. Don’t be afraid to share what’s on your mind, no matter if it seems totally unrelated to the conversation at hand; your uniqueness will be rewarded!
Pisces: The Chariot & 10 of Pentacles (Reversed)
It’s never a dull moment with a Pisces, especially not in the midst of Pisces season itself! To make matters even better… there’s also nothing dull about your cards for March.
The not-so-good news is that the 10 of Pentacles in reverse is bound to shake things up. You may find yourself completely ungrounded or entirely untethered from reality, especially as you find yourself at home in dreamy Pisces season. The good news, on the other hand, is that The Chariot predicts a lot of willpower and drive still coming from your inner world, determined to create your own kind of stability and grounding forces. You may have to get a little creative with how you accomplish this, but there’s no doubt that your innately creative mind can do it!
A Final Reminder
While it’s only the third month of 2020, it is never too late or too early to turn your year around in a totally different direction. Thankfully, the Tarot is here to shed some light into where you might find yourself headed thus far.
If you find yourself still lost, confused, or in need of a bit more guidance, feel free to pick up an individual free Tarot reading or even snag a deck of cards yourself!
Are you excited for the upcoming New Moon in Pisces on February 23rd? If so, good! Because there is much to be excited about!
As the twelfth and final sign of the zodiac, the Pisces fish represents a host of deep and mysterious attributes such as healing, surrender, transcendence and sacrifice. When the Moon is in Pisces, we tend to go inwards and feel a stronger connection with our emotions and inner self. We become more distanced from the physical world and more in tune with the spiritual one; and when it’s a New Moon in Pisces, all of this is amplified even more.
The New Moon is all about new beginnings – setting new intentions, achieving new goals, reflecting on the old and thinking about how things can be better with the new. Under the influence of Pisces, this newness has a strong attachment to what lies deep within us – New Moons herald new beginnings on a number of levels, such as physical, mental and emotional. In Pisces, the transformations are very much focused on the spiritual.
And that’s why it’s so exciting! Spiritual transformations lie at the core of all other transformations. Your deepest self is what influences your impact and movements in the physical realm. This is a gentle New Moon and it encourages open honesty and gentleness with oneself and others.
The Sun is in Pisces too and this empowers the spirit of Pisces even more!
With all this Piscean energy in the air, you can expect epiphanies and transformations of all kinds emerging. New Moon rituals can help enhance this energy even more. When you combine it with a good Tarot card reading, you can make the most of this New Moon in Pisces and see how this deeply spiritual and transformational time can work for you!
Below is a New Moon in Pisces Tarot spread – cards at the ready!
4-Card Tarot Reading for the New Moon in Pisces:
Question: What do I need to manifest in my life during this New Moon?
- Card 1: The change I need in my life
- Card 2: Why it needs to change
- Card 3: How I can change it
- Card 4: The obstacles in my way
Below is an example reading so you can see how this New Moon Tarot spread can work for you:
Card 1: 2 of Cups
This card indicates that a relationship or friendship in my life needs to undergo a transformation. The 2 of Cups indicates a romantic relationship or close friendship with someone.
Card 2: 7 of Wands
The 7 of Wands as for why it needs to change indicates that someone has their guard up. Someone is on the defensive side. It could be in this relationship that someone feels like they are always under attack from the other or that they need to be on their guard all the time. Whatever the reason, there is a barrier between me and this other person.
Card 3: Ace of Cups
The Ace of Cups represents indicates how I can help this relationship transform. It is quite a simple message with this card: be open about how you feel. This indicates there may be a lack of openness and honesty in the relationship which is why this wall is up.
The Ace of Cups represents all types of emotion, both positive and negative. In this advice position, it indicates that everything must be laid out on the table for the necessary changes to take place.
Card 4: King of Swords
The King of Swords as the obstacle indicates a person who can appear cold and unfeeling. This indicates that either myself or the other person – or possibly, both of us – may have trouble showing emotions. This shows that in order for the transformation to occur, this needs to be resolved. The person has to try and be more willing to show their feelings and emotions.
This spread indicates the transformation very much revolves around an ‘emotional’ theme. In order to break down the barrier presented in the 7 of Wands, the courage to show one’s emotions needs to occur. The cups also represent water, whereas the wand is fire; as water douses fire, this is a powerful change that can take place if the strength is mustered to do so.
Remember to keep an eye on our Instagram to check out a live reading using this Tarot spread to see how it works in action!
With the New Moon in Pisces approaching, using the Tarot cards for astrological readings can bring greater insight into the situations and relationships you are in. Sometimes, we ourselves may become so used to the way things are that we start accepting things as normal; we start to accept our own frustrations, sadness or dissatisfaction as something we should simply ‘put up with.’
The New Moon in Pisces brings the opportunity to draw any issues or relationships we are struggling with into the light so that changes can be made, leading us to greater happiness and contentment. Enjoy the gentle rays of this New Moon and let the Tarot be your guide!
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Your Rising sign, also referred to as your Ascending sign is your exterior, the face you give to the world, the way you appear to others. Some people describe and consider it as the mask you wear that prevents the world from getting to know the real you. This is how we see the world and how the world sees us.
Well, it’s the sign that makes up the part of your chart called the Ascendant, which is at the cusp of the first house. Cusp is an astrological term used to describe the lines between the Sun signs and the lines between the houses. Since your Rising sign is the first placement of your natal chart, it has a huge impact on your life and sense of self.
This sign represents the astrological sign that was rising over the eastern horizon at the time and in the location, you were born.
How is a Rising Sign Calculated?
There are 12 houses and each one relates to a different area of your life. The Rising sign is the sign that is in the first house of your natal birth chart (get your free birth chart right here!).
The first house rules your personality and your countenance. Your Rising sign can only be determined if you know your time and place of birth as well as your date of birth. The houses of the birth chart cannot be accurately placed without this information as the Rising signs change every 2 or so hours and constantly change throughout the day.
How Do I Know What My Rising Sign is?
Find your Rising sign by using our free Birth Chart Generator to discover your Rising or Ascending sign!
Because the houses change every 2 hours, it’s very important that you know your exact time, date and location of your birth. This is why astrologers always ask for that information because even an hour different can give you different results.
When you’re trying to make a good impression on someone – for romance, or maybe a job – you’ll unconsciously play up the good points of your Rising sign. If you have a planet conjunct to your Rising sign, it will have a major impact on your personality.
Here’s where you start to look when you don’t identify at all with your Sun or Zodiac sign. “I don’t feel like a Gemini,” may be a common complaint – but don’t write off astrology all together – you just need a little more information to get really specific about your own unique personality.
Another way to look at this is that your Rising sign speaks to the initial impression you give to others – which may not at all be what you feel like inside!
Vice versa, when you tell people your Sun sign and they look confused – they’re judging your Rising sign personality, not your Sun sign, which can remain more hidden. For example, if you tell someone you’re an Aquarius, they might expect you to be a bit kooky, coming up with 8 million ideas and avoiding public affection. But you actually have Scorpio Rising, which will come across as a personality who appreciates privacy and is much more guarded and mysterious than outgoing Aquarius.
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How to Identify My Rising Sign in My Birth Chart:
When viewing your birth chart, the Rising sign will always fall in the 9 o’clock position.
Look at your natal chart as though you’re looking at a wall clock. Your Rising sign is located exactly where the 9:00 position would be. The sign that appears in this position represents your Ascendant.
How do your Sun, Moon & Rising Signs connect?
The first thing to note is that while your Rising sign is talked about less than your Sun and Moon Sign, it has powerful effects over your life.
While your Sun sign is considered the dominant foundation of your personality, your Rising sign is the lens that persona shines through. If you’ve ever been told “Huh, I’d never peg you as a _____“ when telling people your sign, it’s probably because you have a Rising sign that’s especially strong-willed, or even contradictory to your Sun sign.
The interplay between these primary three signs (Sun, Moon, and Rising), known as the primal triad of your natal chart, gives more insight to your personalities, motivations, emotions, and perceptions than relying on just your Sun sign alone.
Your Rising Sign is an Important Part of Your Primal Triad
Your Rising sign reveals a lot about you. As stated before, your Moon sign and Sun sign this makes up your primal triad. Your Rising sign is a good indicator of how you interact with others and the world around you, and what kind of first impression you make.
The strength of your Rising sign depends on where your Sun sign is in your natal chart. If your Sun sign isn’t in a particularly strong position, you may even behave more like your Rising sign than your Sun sign. It could account for why your Sun sign’s traits sometimes don’t match your personality.
The Rising sign will most definitely influence your immediate, unfiltered reactions to new people, unexpected events, or anything else that surprises us. It’s then no shock to learn that your Ascendant will have a deep impact on the way we communicate and the way people perceive us – especially in situations that are tense or unpleasant.
When we do not have the space to retreat behind the confident armor of our Sun sign or the time to process complicated thoughts through our emotional Moon, the reaction that often presents itself at these times of friction is our Ascendant – just as this sign was Rising in the sky at the moment of your birth, so too will this aspect of your personality ‘rise to the occasion’ in a difficult situation.
Rising Signs & The 1st House
The 1st House Sheds Light on Your Family Environment
One thing you may not be aware of is the special relationship between the Rising sign and the 1st house.
These placements both represent, to an extent, who you are at the core – yet they function differently. They exist in the same part of the natal chart and play off of one another.
Have you ever heard the phrase, “nature versus nurture”? The 1st house of your natal chart basically encompasses this idea. Your 1st house represents not only who you are at the core, but the environment and upbringing that makes you who you are today. The nurturing that you received helped to create who you are and your 1st house placements represent that nurturing.
Sometimes, when people characterize you, you might feel like you don’t identify with that characterization. Learning more about your 1st house can help you reconcile these discrepancies. The difference lies in your Rising sign, which is how people see you. Sometimes who we are isn’t exactly who people perceive us to be.
The 1st house surrounds how we show ourselves to others, and understanding this placement in conjunction with our Rising sign – the way we project our personalities onto the world around us – can help you understand even more about who you are.
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Your Rising Sign is also the Zodiac Sign in Your 1st House
The 1st house represents your environment and your outward personality because it is connected to your Rising sign within your natal chart. The 1st house and Ascendant signs are located at the same portion of the birth chart, which gives them a special relationship. While the 1st house may shed more light on your environment, the Rising sign shows you how you present yourself to the world.
The 1st House Gives Insight Into Your Personality
The placements in your 1st house have the ability to give detail and insights into deeper facets of your personality. This house shows you not only who you were born as, but who you are meant to be. The 1st house represents the self, the fundamental center of who you are, the ego, the id. The 1st house is the foundation of your individuality, as well as being the starting point on your journey around your natal chart.
The 1st house placements of your chart will give you clues into your countenance, your mannerisms, your approach to life, your disposition. Understanding more about this portion of your chart will give you a greater understanding of who you are in general.
The 1st House Reveals the Masks You Wear
We all wear masks when we leave the house, and sometimes within the safety of our own home. We often feel the need to protect others from the depths of ourselves. The 1st does represent the core of who you are, but it also represents the role you play, the masks you wear.
Learning more about your 1st house can help you understand why you wear the masks that you do, and which masks might prove more effective. After all, wearing a mask is not always a bad thing, especially if you do it with care and precision. You don’t want to share every single aspect of who you are with everyone you encounter, after all. Understanding your 1st house will help you wear the most protective, fiercest mask in your closet.
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How Rising Signs Affect You in Everyday Life:
What Does Your Rising Sign Say About You?
This is a Rising sign of action. You are not one to sit around and wait for an opportunity, favoring swift movement and quick decisions. While this position does not necessarily equal an aggressive individual, you might be more likely to jump the gun, so to speak, than other signs.
Making an impact on the world you live in is important to you, and you’ll want to conquer as you go. This is a Fire sign of action, and the 1st sign of the zodiac, so first impressions are even more important. ‘Enthusiastic’ could be your middle name and you throw yourself into new projects, plans and ideas with a primal energy. You may appear to be perpetually in a hurry, as though you cannot wait to get where you’re going.
Physical activity is critical to keep that energy flowing in a positive way – roadblocks and the word, “no,” will be met with instant frustration, but flare-ups are like fireworks – loud and vibrant, but not long-lasting. When things begin to shift around you, try to learn to take a moment and breathe in the present before making any rash decisions. It’s okay to savor the flavor of the moment before making plans and forging ahead with them.
Aries Rising’s are natural leaders, and those who master their Aries’ traits can have a huge impact on those who would follow their inspired path.
A Taurus Rising indicates an individual who is loyal, strong, and trustworthy. Yet, this ascendant is one that is inherently resistant to changes. You aren’t comfortable with quick-shifting scenery and can get unraveled in chaotic or fast-moving areas of life.
Activity for its own sake is not important to you – value is critical to Earthy Bulls, so in your 1st house, this lends a more thoughtful and patient lens to the way you see and react to the world. Being rushed will be met with characteristic Taurus stubbornness – you’re not resistant to change, but it must come in your own, good time. This is a pragmatic placement, and it’s likely you’ll do your best to avoid drama.
Try to take a moment to reassure yourself that everything happens for a reason, and reach into your heart to find that trust in the universe that you need to remain calm in times of change. Remind yourself that everything will be alright because it will.
Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planet that cares deeply about beauty and harmony, so an eye for the finer things in life is applied here as well. You may find yourself to be more outwardly affectionate and loyalty plays a much larger role in your world than with other signs.
Air sign Gemini in your 1st House means communication is critical for you, especially when it comes to self-expression. Mercury-ruled Gemini needs mental stimulation to survive, so long conversations, debates, and deep thoughts are par for the course. You may be described as flaky, but those who know you best will understand your strong aversion to boredom, and know you avoid it like the plague.
This placement creates an air of intellect and thoughtful responses to events and circumstances, but it also comes with a difficulty in making decisions.
Channeling your intellectual energy into lifelong learning can keep the fires burning, and ensure you don’t become disappointed if those around you can’t seem to keep up. These are storytellers, entertainers and more often than not, the social butterflies of the group – ever up for a new challenge or idea to bat around.
You love to question the nature of reality and dig within yourself for answers, which are sometimes hard to find. During times of change, try to ground yourself in your intuition and understanding. You have more of the answers than you realize, they’re just lying dormant and waiting to be discovered. Discover that inherent truth within yourself to make those changes easier to face.
Your personality is one that both feels familiar to others and prefers familiarity in life. You like comfort and cozy surroundings, which are sometimes disrupted when life throws you a curveball.
Be prepared for people to come to you for help, for tender-hearted Cancer is terrifically nurturing. You might be described as initially shy, and people may be surprised to find such a kind and compassionate soul beneath your outer shell of privacy.
Protecting family and home are key, and dedicating time to both is a likely focus. At worst, a hurt Cancer can be passive-aggressive – or a crier – but that usually indicates a sensitive personality who doesn’t yet know where to put hurt feelings or disillusion. You instinctively try to protect yourself, retreating within your shell and attempting to avoid discomfort.
Sometimes the best things in life happen outside of your comfort zone, however. Try stepping out of that shell and learning to face the discomfort of change. You’ll be proud of yourself and surprised at how strong you are when you push yourself.
Learning to channel and become more comfortable within your strong emotions can lead you to be a powerful influence on the people lucky enough to be in your inner circle.
Lions are generous and powerful in their ability to lead – there’s often a tendency to show off in some way – be it in physical appearance, a loud, roaring voice or a desire to bring people together as the Social Director. At its strongest influence, these are performers who want to be recognized for their unique abilities. Leos connect to the influence of the 5th House of Pleasure and are ever-seeking joy in the world.
This is another physical Fire sign, looking to direct that intense energy somewhere – but Leo is more social than independent Aries – team sports, clubs and group efforts are highly desirable. A strong inclination to be creative lives here as well, and finding ways to wow the VIPs in their lives can take interesting and even provocative forms, especially in the bedroom and with social events.
While you are self-aware, you sometimes tend to react too quickly to situations that disturb or upset your center. You might act out during unexpected changes, and while you don’t intend to hurt anyone, it can be jarring for those closest to you.
Try to remain focused and calm when things seem to be turning upside-down, and remember that your charm and personality will carry you through any of life’s surprises. If you remain centered, everything around you will appear calmer and easier to take on.
Your nature is analytical; you like to pull things apart and get to the bottom of them. You want to discover and properly place each piece of the puzzle. This is not always an option in life, however, as many of the puzzle pieces haven’t been given to us yet.
The world is a place that needs routine – and you have a need to serve. You might be described as thoughtful, quiet and even intense – Virgo Rising has a lot going on their heads but isn’t always keen on sharing those thoughts with the world. They want as much information as they can gather in order to solve problems, which can leave little room for spontaneity.
Virgos have a powerful desire to help others, so an interest in caregiving, volunteering or even combining their interest in health by being a personal trainer or nutritionist is likely. You are probably very particular about certain areas of your life -your appearance, your eating habits, even the car you drive – having things just so gives you comfort.
Be patient and know that you can’t know everything. There will be unexpected happenings that you can’t control, and that’s okay. Learn to trust the universe and try to understand that sometimes, being out of control can be liberating. Once you realize this, you will be much calmer in the face of change.
Decisions are tough when you can see many options – but you relate to most people and don’t want to take sides! Libra Ascending promotes balance, charm, creativity and a friendly approach to life. You seek centered-ness in all things, which can be disrupted when unexpected changes flow your way.
Libra Rising does not want to offend anyone and tends to be careful in choosing their words. You may be known as a diplomatic and willing to collaborate – this is a sign that enjoys working with others and relationships will be a huge focus.
When you’re knocked off-balance, it’s important for you to find that focus again, and the easiest way to do this is to accept the transitory nature of life. Remember that balance requires there to be imbalance from time to time as the universe constantly shifts. Trust that you’ll once again find your center when the dust has settled a bit.
Appearance is important here as well, and it is common for many Libra Rising signs to be considered stylish and fashionable. Also ruled by Venus, beauty and harmony play key roles in the choices of Libra Rising. Fairness and balance in all things will pervade the life of this sign.
You know what you want, and you demand it from life. Rather than being thrown off balance when things shift unexpectedly, you shake your fists at the sky and demand answers from the universe.
Self-control is key -and there may be a strong desire for power in some way shape or form. People may find you mysterious – or at least unpredictable – and you have no trouble keeping a good secret, especially when it’s about yourself. Remember that patience is a virtue, and the answers won’t always be given to us immediately. You must learn to be patient with the universe, and trust its process. When you soften a bit and learn to see the world through more accepting eyes, your destiny will unfold naturally.
Try not to take things too seriously, as life can be as much fun as you make it. While you may have many deep feelings running through your soul, don’t let those outweigh feelings of love, light, and positivity.
You love adventure and new experiences, and you might accept changes a bit more naturally than others, perhaps because you seem to be perpetually seeking something new and exciting, you can go with the flow rather easily.
Just remember that everything happens for a reason in the universe, and when one of your projects falls through, the universe is likely making room for a more fortuitous venture.
Don’t fret when things don’t seem to work out despite your efforts, there is always another opportunity around the corner. In fact, Jupiter brings fortune to this sign. Try to look for signs of your luck and feel fortunate for every time things do go your way.
Adventure and travel are prominent themes in the Sag Rising’s routine. You may even find that these concepts are involved in your career or daily life somehow. Trust in your intuition to lead you toward the appropriate adventures.
You want to see every corner of the world. Capitalize on your curiosity and make this Earth your playground.
You might have the tendency to take things a bit too seriously at times, and the ebbs and flows of life are no exception. You are often deep in thought, concerned with the meaning of certain events and circumstances, and perhaps disappointed when you don’t feel you’ve found an answer.
Remember that you are capable and competent and will succeed in any area that you put your focus into.
Don’t be discouraged when life pushes you down a new or unknown path, you’re probably on your way to something amazing. Success is a prominent concept in the Capricorn’s vernacular, and as a Capricorn Rising, you may be obsessed with the thought of becoming successful. Just remember how important personal relationships are in life, too.
Success, self-control, and manipulation of your environment and reputation are key.
This placement denotes individuality and unique problem-solving skills. You find interesting, one-of-a-kind solutions to life’s problems. You seem cool and even reserved in the face of change, rarely shaken by newness or strangeness. But, try to see the message in the changes of life; learn to sense what the universe is trying to tell you.
There may be a muse that’s trying to make its way into your sphere, or an idea meant only for you. Keep your eyes and heart open. It’s important to take note of the ideas that flow your way because Aquarius Rising folks have a million inventive, innovative ideas that may take the world by storm.
Your uncharacteristic point of view can have varying effects; your innovation, altruistic nature is helpful, while your stubborn point of view can turn others off.
Your nature is one that goes with the flow quite easily, as you seem to have been born from the very waters that create the flow of life itself. You can lose your direction from time to time, so fluid is your personality.
Learn that you can go with the flow while still focusing on the things you desire and the goals you wish to achieve. There is something to be said for remaining focused in times of change.
Deep feelings can lead to intense emotions or frequent anxiety. You may have to carve your own routine out to avoid these negative experiences. Spiritual and metaphysical practices can help you relax into your beingness with a sense of self-love and confidence.
You know how to flow with life’s currents, but you may have a hard time creating boundaries that suit you. Learning how to live within reality rather than escape it can prove difficult.
How Does My Rising Sign Affect My Relationships?
Because your Rising sign deals with how you present yourself to the world, understanding more about it can help you understand how you are presenting yourself to your partner. For instance, if you are a Pisces, you may feel that you come across as sensitive and empathetic as you feel deep down. However, if you are a Taurus Rising, you may be presenting yourself as more stubborn than you feel.
Learning about your Rising sign helps you understand the energy that you’re putting out there, which in turn can help you better evaluate the energy you’re receiving in response.
While the Sun sign seems to get most of the attention in astrology, learning more about your chart and every sign within it will bring you closer to your center and your purpose on this Earth. Embrace your Rising sign, as each one has its very unique strengths and amazing qualities.
Remember, there is no such thing as a “bad” sign, whether it’s a Sun sign, a Moon sign, or a Rising sign.
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Have you just pulled a 2 of something in a reading and find yourself unsure of how to read it? Starting to learn to read Tarot and find yourself stumped by the 2’s of Tarot? Or simply want a better understanding of how those tricky 2’s can impact a reading?
Let’s clarify the twos of the Tarot, and see how you can unpack the frequency of a 2 in your reading with complete clarity!
What Does 2 Represent in the Tarot?
In general, 2’s in the Tarot represent themes of balance, clarity, duality, diplomacy, and peace. At its most pure and genuine peak performance, a 2 can hold the same frequency and plenty of similarity to The High Priestess, also bearing the number 2, and demonstrates how balance, clear-thinking, and peace looks at its finest.
Coming after the Ace of the Tarot – which kicks off each suit with boldness, opportunity, and fresh starts – a 2 can also often represent you getting your footing in your new path, hence the emphasized need for balance and clarity.
In numerology, the life path 2 plays the role of mediator, peacekeeper, and often bears a lifelong goal of wanting to ease the chaos of the world. Those that resonate with the journey of life path 2’s may potentially more easily grasp both the difficulty and the beauty of receiving a 2 in a Tarot reading. While a 2 represents balancing acts, it often then implies that there is something to balance in the first place, acknowledging both the need for chaos and the need for order in the world.
The 2s of the Tarot, Through Each Suit:
With a basic understanding of how the frequency of 2 tends to roll, it can be a bit easier to understand each 2 of the four suits of the Minor Arcana. While not exactly as simple as pairing the meaning of the suit to the meaning of the number, understanding the foundation of a 2 can still be a crucial key to understanding each card individually. With that said, let’s go through each 2 of the Tarot individually, and break down what it might mean to receive each 2 in a reading!
2 of Cups
In the suit of Cups, the element of water contributes its energies and themes of love, romance, connections with others, intuition, and communication. Thus, when you combine the energy of the 2 and the energy of Cups, you get quite a harmonious result! Representing a union between typically two people in a most peaceful, beautiful arrangement, the 2 of Cups reminds us of how a connection between two people, no matter the circumstances or how different they may be, should look. Sometimes, due to still being early on in the suit, the 2 of Cups can also represent more of a honeymoon phase or strong chemistry than a long-lasting connection. It regardless reminds us of the varying ways that harmonious connections can manifest!
2 of Wands
In the suit of Wands, the 2 can be both a blessing and an intimidating thing to see; birthed in the flames of the suit corresponding to fire, passion, and inspiration, the 2 of Wands is here to ask to you to make plans, to foresee the journey ahead, and to prepare for the long haul. Sometimes indicating travel, difficult choices, and decision-making, not everything about this card is glamorous, once more hinting back to the themes of duality and balance.
2 of Swords
Sometimes dubbed as the suit of tragedy, it’s no secret that the suit of Swords can be a sore sight sometimes when appearing in a reading.
The 2 of Swords often depicts us with our blindfolds on, unable to see everything or perhaps purposefully ignoring something that desperately needs to be brought to light. It is a reminder that not everything can be known immediately, and that sometimes clarity is hard to grasp. Remember: the 2’s of Tarot are here to acknowledge duality of all things, and sometimes this isn’t as fun as a blossoming relationship or a new journey!
2 of Pentacles
This card literally often depicts a juggling act, and can arguably be the easiest to remember when it comes to associating each card with its numerology-based meaning! Grounded in the earthy suit of Pentacles, the 2 of Pentacles relates to balance, duality, and literal juggling acts to matters that are more tangible, like money, finance, and work. Think of schedules, time management, and taking your physical needs into consideration too!
The tricky 2’s of the Tarot can be a little harder to remember than the Aces that make bold statements and stick a harder landing (in both our lives and our memory). The energy and themes of the 2 manifest differently from suit to suit, but such is natural for a number that associates itself with duality and difference!
If you find yourself having difficulty getting down the meaning of a 2, just remember that the struggle to remember the definition alone can be associated with that card – clarity is sometimes the name of the game, and sometimes, we’ve got a blindfold on that needs to come off!
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Feeling like doing things differently right now, Earthlings? This may be thanks to Mars trine Uranus today!
This aspect puts energizing Mars and changemaker Uranus at a beneficial angle to one another, and they share their energy positively. Both planets are in Earth signs, with Mars now in Capricorn and Uranus in Taurus. This helps ground their energy a little bit so we can work on making changes in more practical ways.
What is Mars Trine Uranus?
To better understand the trine aspect, let’s go into each part of it.
Mars is a fiery planet, governing what gives you energy and how you use it, and what drives you to take action in the natal chart. Mars is the planet that takes initiative and goes down new paths. With transit Mars, its energy and drive gets funneled into whatever areas of life are ruled by the house in your natal chart it’s touring, and is altered depending on aspects it’s making to your natal planets.
Uranus is the planet of change. Uranus doesn’t like things to stay the same, and always wants to push you toward the new, the different, the future. In your natal chart, Uranus shows where you can experience change throughout your life and where you need things to be a little different. In transit, Uranus instigates changes in the areas of life ruled by the house in your natal chart it’s touring, and to the natal planets it’s aspecting.
Mars trine Uranus in the birth chart can show you’re someone who is comfortable with taking initiative for the changes you want in your life. You don’t have to wait for someone else to do it, or for life circumstances to make it happen. You can feel confident in your abilities to change, to do things differently, and to push outside of your comfort zone.
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Mars is traveling through the zodiac sign of Capricorn, which is all about goals, succeeding, and being practical. The energy of Mars becomes more disciplined and focused while in Capricorn. Uranus has been in zodiac sign Taurus for a couple of years now, and this sign helps to ground the changeable energy of Uranus.
With these two highly dynamic planets in Earth signs, this means you can take action (Mars) in disciplined ways (Capricorn) for practical and grounded (Taurus) changes in your life (Uranus). And with them trine, which is a positive, easy aspect, this can come more easily now than usual.
Trine Meaning in Astrology
In astrology, a trine occurs when two planets are exactly four signs apart. This puts the planets in the same element. Trines are considered beneficial aspects (along with sextiles). There’s an ease to the energy of trines, and you don’t feel quite so challenged to make things work out for you. Instead, it feels like the energy is on your side.
Signs of the same element have a common energy between them. This gives an understanding between those signs, and when planets are in signs of the same element, that understanding is seen between the two planets. They work together in harmony, without sacrificing any of their energy.
Don’t know the elements? They are:
- Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
- Earth: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
- Air: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
- Water: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
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Key Takeaways for Mars Trine Uranus:
Liberate yourself from something stagnant.
You’ve got the energy you need from Mars and the willingness to do something new and different from Uranus, so this can be an excellent time to take some part of your life, some project or relationship that has been stagnant, and inject some new life into it. Pretty much all Mars-Uranus aspects are great for this, but with the trine, it’s a LOT easier to do. Just don’t get lazy about it!
Mars and Uranus are the most independent of the planets, by a long shot! These two don’t need to wait for someone else, and are perfectly capable of doing whatever they want whenever they want, no permission necessary. Embrace your independent self, and go for what you want on your own. Have confidence that you can do this.
Trust your first instincts.
Mars rules gut instincts, and Uranus gives flashes of insight. They’re not the same as Neptune or the Moon, who rule intuition. Mars and Uranus are more that first, initial gut feeling that you get, the first impression of any person or situation. With them at a positive angle to one another, this means that first impressions are far more likely to be the right ones. Time to take a risk!
One Final Note:
This is not the only positive aspect for change in play right now – the Sun sextiles Uranus tomorrow! The Sun is in watery, imaginative Pisces, and comes to a positive angle to Uranus, and this brings extra comfort and enjoyment with making changes. The Sun can shine a spotlight on the changes you want to make and whatever you want to do differently, and you may want to focus on changes that you feel closely tied to.
The Sun and Mars will sextile in three days as well, so energy is very high right now, along with enthusiasm and excitement. This may feel like an amazing time to go for what you want, to pursue your dreams, and to push outside of your comfort zone.
Yesterday, expansive Jupiter was sextile dreamy Neptune, so dreams can be of utmost importance at the moment. With Jupiter also in an Earth sign, Capricorn, perhaps now is the time to think about how to make those dreams real. You have the Sun, Mars, and Uranus to help give you the courage you need and to see what changes need to be made to move closer. Don’t just dream, take action!
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Ever wonder why you dream of things you have never seen or animals you’ve never met? It’s not that you’re just traveling around the world and seeing things when you’re sleeping. The laws of gravity aren’t there holding you in your body when you’re sleeping and your soul is having an out of body experience.
However, the place you’re visiting is not in the dimension you observe with your five senses when you’re awake. It is the land of your intuition, which is colored with your subconscious. You may see familiar things in your dreams but the land you are in is offering you healing symbols and stories that will help you see helpful solutions in your waking life.
Let’s take some time to unlock the healing that we can find when animals show up in our dreams. It’s not a bad thing to see a scary animal in your dream. Your dreams are always there to help you and awaken you to a deeper truth to free you from negativity in your mind. When you see the larger and more ferocious wild animals, your soul is showing you your own strength.
Let’s see what these animals likely mean when they show up as well as how to interpret what they are doing in ways that will help you unlock your personal power.
Animals in Dreams: The Symbolism
The lion symbolizes leadership qualities, inner strength, wisdom, and an innate sense of protection. If you see a lion in your dreams, it is helping you see that you may be giving away your power by thinking less of yourself than of others. Think about how you may feel inferior or how someone may be influencing you to think that you’re not capable of doing something you want when the lion shows up in your dreams.
The lion is about stepping into your power by trusting your inner guidance and bringing it forward. Cats are very intuitive and they can sense emotions. A lion may show up in your dreams to help you see that it’s time to awaken your intuition and use it so that you make an important decision. The lion is your subconscious protecting you from repeating patterns of behavior that give your power away or make you think that you’re unable to take decisive actions.
The tiger is a master at getting what they want. A tiger shows up to show you that you can track down what you want. When you sense the power of a tiger, it’s visceral. That same power lies within your mind to focus on what you desire. The eye of the tiger represents your own inner vision which can help you manifest. If the tiger shows up in your dream, it’s likely to help you see that you can manifest when you focus your energy.
The tiger is also mothering which is about the fertility of ideas. Tigers are solitary animals and the symbol can help you find your own independence. A tiger likes to provide for itself in the wild and the males and females hunt. A tiger in your dream may be helping you see that you need to think for yourself or find a way to be more independent in how you live your life. We often get this dream when our family is influencing our decision making.
However, a tiger can also show you that you are being aggressive and killing your own happiness. If you feel the tiger is creating havoc in your dream, look at ways to deal with your own anger, and take responsibility for how your reactions are making you blame other people for your emotions.
Or, perhaps, the tiger in your dream represents an individual whose Chinese zodiac animal is the Tiger. Click here to read more about the Tiger of the Chinese zodiac.
The bear symbol is really interesting. Bears are more about gathering what you need for the future and using your time to prepare. They are often in our dream to help us see the need to hibernate as well. If you see a bear in your dream, pay attention to what they are doing because that will clue you into the aspect of the bear’s personality that is within you and ready to come forward. Bears have a home or a cave and often they are in our dreams to help us see the need to create stability or a healthier environment for us. Look at how the energy around you may be affecting you and if this resonates with the feeling you had in your dream.
Bears are nurturing so often we are getting a message to reconnect with what our body needs because we may be pushing too hard. Bears are not concerned with becoming famous because they are in harmony with nature, the cycles of the seasons, the migration of the fish, etc. The bear often shows up to help us see that we are not paying attention to our true nature and what our soul really wants.
Animals Chasing You
Regardless of which animal shows up, what they are doing in your dream also helps you see how your mind is affecting you. If the animal is chasing you, it represents a thought that you are allowing to rule your mind. More than likely this is a fear, a way of thinking that is limiting you, or that you’re allowing yourself to be intimidated by past experiences that may be shaping your identity.
Perhaps there is a fear of the opinions of others, a fear of failing, or a fear of being judged that is chasing you in your mind and keeping you from letting your light shine brighter. Whatever that thought is, it’s coming forward to help you let it go, and see that you can be much happier. Being chased is the subconscious telling you that you don’t have to allow those thoughts in your mind anymore.
Animals in Water
It’s common to see animals in water and water represents emotions. We often have water in our dreams when we are pushing our emotions away and not dealing with them.
If you see an animal in the water, think about the characteristics of this animal and how their strengths are being masked in your life by negative emotions. Sometimes the animal will show up because we are exhibiting a negative expression of the animal and if we allow ourselves to look at the emotions, we can harness the energy into something more positive and productive.
Animals Looking Into Your Eyes
This type of dream will often stand out because it’s a bit startling to look into the eyes of another creature.
Think of it as looking into a mirror or seeing into your soul. We can harness the strength, playfulness, resourcefulness, agility, curiosity, and other characteristics by asking our intuition which characteristic is lying dormant within us. This will almost always relate to some situations in your life you feel frustrated with. It will help you solve an energetic issue that is making you feel as if you have limited options.
The symbol of an animal sleeping helps you see a hidden talent. If you see an obscure animal, look up the strengths or traits of that animal, and see what resonates with what you feel in your heart. This can help unlock your own success because we excel when we recognize our hidden talents, focus on them, and allow ourselves to share them.
Additionally, a sleeping animal may just mean we need rest and there is a healing that needs to happen. We may be overthinking, overworking, or stressing ourselves to the point of burnout if we see a sleeping animal in our dream.
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The reason we connect to a good story is that we are all a part of the story of society, we all experience certain highs and lows, and we all have similar emotional growth through our experiences. These stories play out in our dreams as well just like a movie. The writer is our soul who is using our own experiences, fears, and associations to reveal helpful messages to us while our body recovers during sleep.
The more you read about dream interpretation the easier it will be to unlock the hidden meanings in your dreams. You can use our dream dictionary to look up things you see in your dreams and remember one key piece of information which is that everything in your dream represents a part of you.
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While the Full Moon and New Moon often get all the attention when it comes to lunar events, the real savvy astrologer also tracks the first quarter Moon and last quarter Moon. The quarter Moon is the halfway point essentially. The first quarter Moon is the halfway point between the New Moon and Full Moon and the last quarter Moon is the halfway point between the Full Moon and New Moon.
Now, if that makes your head spin, stay with us, we are going to break this down and show you just how valuable this quarter Moon is.
First, what is important to know is the energy of the two periods just mentioned. For those that aren’t familiar with Moon cycles, the New Moon is when the veil is thin between the physical world and the Divine, and it’s during this time we can grasp our highest spiritual inspiration for what we can begin in the new cycle. For two and a half weeks, we move towards the Full Moon.
Each day, more of the Moon is illuminated and our energy builds for our goals. When we reach the Full Moon, it is a time of culmination when we see things move forward and blessings arrive as well as a time of release. Then we descend into darkness for two and a half weeks as there is less of the Moon illuminated each day as we approach the next New Moon.
The “Crisis” of the Quarter Moon, Explained:
Now that we have established the placement of the quarter moons, we can now more easily understand why astrologers refer to this midway point as a crisis.
The Square Aspect:
Essentially what is happening is there is a ninety-degree angle between the Sun and the Moon at this time, which is why we see half of the Moon. This angle is called a square. A square always represents a challenge but this doesn’t have to mean the outcome is bad.
How prepared you are to face the tension that is inherent in a crisis will greatly alter your experience of a quarter Moon crisis. Even if you’re not actively trying to manifest something in the lunar cycle, on this day, you may feel like you need to finally make a decision or something may come into your life that feels like a challenge. It is a turning point, a moment to face your fears or let them win. We will also have people around us going through some sort of a mini-crisis because tensions are running high. Small things may get blown out of proportion because we are feeling more stressed too.
The First Quarter Moon:
The opportunity of the first quarter Moon is to embrace the first obstacle that shows up to your goal or welcome the first sign of things moving forward. We do not have control over what shows up, but our control lies in how we respond. Do we give up on our goals or persevere? Do we let our minds become negative, or trust in the magnetic power of positive energy? On the first quarter Moon, often plans can go awry as we will also often see on a Full Moon, but more than likely you’ll notice you feel a bit more on edge from this energy pushing you out of your own comfort zone.
The Last Quarter Moon:
During the last quarter Moon, the crisis may feel a bit different. We may feel like we aren’t moving forward because it is not time to expand, but to go within and prepare for the clarity that will arrive on the New Moon. We may start to process the emotions that need to come forward for us. We enter the darkness to meet our spirit and go within. Our creative energy is not peaking and we aren’t necessarily seeing how to connect the dots to move forward in the outside world because we need to prepare ourselves and take care of ourselves in the present moment to become fully aware of what is going to arrive intuitively.
Know What Sign the Quarter Moon Is In
To be better equipped on a quarter Moon, you want to understand first of all how the Moon affects us all. It is our emotions that are most strongly affected by the Moon. The Moon is the closest to us, so it travels faster relative to the other planets and affects us more potently.
The reason our emotions are always changing is that every two and a half days, the Moon moves into another zodiac sign and beams us the qualities of that sign, emotionally. The quarter Moon energy will highlight the very energy of the sign that it is visiting in our own psyche. This means if we know the elements of signs, we will also know what type of crisis might arrive in our minds.
Moon in Earth Signs
For example, Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) often focus on the home, jobs, money, plans, family, and fixing things. You could expect your boss to call a meeting to address organization, efficiency, or perhaps you’d get an interview scheduled for a potential new job. You may be struck with the need to organize your garage or you may come home and your partner already is.
Moon in Water Signs
Water signs (Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio) however, often focus on emotions, healing, intuition, spiritual pursuits, and artistic expression. This could mean we are extra emotional and that people around us may also be bursting into tears or talking about some past memory seemingly out of nowhere. It could also mean you get stronger intuitive insights about how to achieve or tweak your goals. Be patient with yourself and kind to yourself if you hit an emotional wall and soothe your soul to let yourself heal.
Moon in Fire Signs
A quarter Moon in a Fire sign (Leo, Sagittarius, Aries) will often bring out anger or we can transmute it into passion to drive us forward. We also would want to be aware that everyone around us was getting blasted with Fire energy so we wouldn’t want to not enter into altercations. The confidence of the Fire element could push you to really hit the ground running towards your goal or to finally draft your letter of resignation.
Moon in Air Signs
A quarter Moon crisis in an Air sign (Gemini, Aquarius, Libra) could have people feeling a bit ‘all-over-the-place.’ It could also bring new ideas, help you feel more outgoing and ready to branch out, or bring some anxiety because of the boost to our mental sphere. We could also expect people to be more communicative, long-winded, and even flirtatious. Of course, each sign has it’s own unique energy as well which can help you understand how the crisis theme will unravel. Just remember, it’s temporary, and the world is not ending even if it feels like it is.
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Too many people miss out on the significance of the quarter Moon and its opportunity for us to see our own patterns more clearly. If we can use the way we respond to the crisis to better understand our own patterns and fears that are holding us back, we can become wiser. Additionally, if we are prepared for something to move forward, we are more likely to actually see the opportunity right in front of us.
In summary, be prepared for people around you to be freaking out about something. Take the extra time on a quarter Moon to find your zen whether that means driving slower, taking more frequent breaks, listening to soothing music, or just taking deep slow breaths. In order to keep up to speed with the planets, use our handy Astrology calendar. And to best understand when the past will come back to be healed in certain areas of life or why things don’t seem to be moving forward during lunar cycles, you’ll need the Complete Guide to 2020 Retrogrades.
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The immersion into the Age of Aquarius has already brought significant change on both an individual and global scale. Individually, people are beginning to ‘wake up’. This means that a number of people are beginning to shed their skin in the physical world and enter the path of spiritual awakening, which can include reconnecting with your soul’s purpose, activating your psychic abilities and contributing to the global shift of consciousness.
With this shift, greater interest in numerology has occurred, which includes the Master Numbers.
What are the Master Numbers?
Everyone has a Life Path number which ranges from 1 to 9, each number representing a soul’s purpose and what you are meant to learn during your time on earth. However, there are three numbers which do not fit into the single-digit spectrum and these are 11, 22 and 33 – otherwise known as the Master Numbers. People with Master Numbers in their numerology charts are believed to possess special skills and attributes that will help with the spiritual progression of the human race.
Master Number 11 represents ‘Old Souls’ and are said to possess psychic gifts of prophecy, clairvoyance and empathy.
Master Number 22 represents ‘Master Builders’ and are said to possess the same psychic gifts of 11, but have the added benefit of bringing their dreams into reality with discipline and focus.
Master Number 33 represents ‘Master Teachers’ whose soul purpose is to devote oneself to a spiritual uplifting for humanity and the planet. This number represents pure selflessness, guidance and compassion.
Lucky Crystals for the Master Numbers:
It is important to remember that a Master Number can also apply to anyone at any point in their life, even if a Master Number is not present in their numerology chart. For example, many people have reported seeing the numbers 11:11 popping up as they go about their daily business. Their eyes might slide to the clock as the exact timing is 11:11 or they might see 11:11 on a billboard or poster. Often, this is a sign from the universe that you’re on the right track or there is spiritual work to be done.
As we have entered a new year, new decade and, in Chinese Astrology, a new 12-year cycle in the Year of the Rat, the era of great change applies to every one of us. Many are waking up to psychic abilities; many are working to create change in the world where injustice occurs; some are working hard to guide mankind into a place of selflessness and spiritual understanding.
Is a Master Number in your numerology chart or have you been seeing a Master Number everywhere you go? Do you feel an odd, compelling sensation that draws you to Master Numbers or you find you can’t stop reading about them? Below are some lucky crystals to use for 2020 which vibrate at the same level as each of these three Master Numbers and can help you on your spiritual journey.
Crystals for Master Number 11
Selenite is a high-vibrational crystal that taps helps one tap into the subconscious with ease. It is excellent for meditation and spiritual work as it helps calm the conscious mind. It is a healing stone that can align a person’s internal energies into harmony with one another.
Merlinite is a powerful crystal for psychic ability. It attracts good luck and strong magic into a person’s life and stimulates intuition. It is powerful in the sense it enables to your access your inner world and the natural world.
The Master Number 11 is all about psychic abilities and learning how to use them which is most beneficial for yourself and all humanity. Both of these crystals resonate at the same vibrational rate as 11 and can help you on your journey.
Crystals for Master Number 22
Clear Quartz is a healing crystal that has the ability to transform negative energy into positive. It enhances a person’s perception of their surroundings and is excellent in merging the spiritual world and the physical world as one.
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Aventurine is a stone of leadership. It promotes prosperity, compassion, empathy and determination. This is a crystal that is able to take a person’s inner world and manifest it into the outer world, providing one with the courage to do so and overcome obstacles in their path.
Master Number 22 encompasses the intuitive and psychic abilities, but it is also about building your dreams into the real world. These two crystals can help you imagine and build in equal measure.
Crystals for Master Number 33
The Black Coral crystal is about purification and regeneration. It dispels the fear of darkness and can transform negative energy and bestow peace on an individual. This is a powerful crystal resonating at the same vibration as this Master Number, which requires patience and focus to achieve its aims.
Celestite combines a strong spiritual strength and awareness with emotional resilience and focus in day-to-day tasks by keeping one eye on the ‘higher path’ and one eye on the physical world. This Master Number is one of patience, focus and teaching, and Celestite can help remind an individual of their soul’s purpose so they do not get too caught up in negative energies on the physical plane or distractions.
Master Number 33 is one of guidance for all of humanity. Both of these crystals can help you teach and guide others, while never losing sight of your goal or mission.
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The day of love is upon us, Valentine’s Day! Has Cupid shot you with its arrow? (hopefully in the right spot!) Or are you still on the prowl for your Prince/ss? Love horoscopes and astrology can shed light on either situation!
You can use your Sun sign to tell you how you approach relationships, though if you want to be really thorough and on-target, also assess your Moon sign (your emotional needs and approach) and your Venus sign (the planet of love; this article on your Venus sign may be helpful).
Don’t know either of these? Go use the free birth chart generator to find them!
You may find you operate a little differently when you’re in a relationship versus when you’re single and mingling. The “relationship you” may be shown more accurately through your 7th house sign (go generate your birth chart if you don’t know that either!).
The 7th house rules committed relationships, so once you’ve got your partner, it kicks in (this article on 7th house signs may be helpful). You may find the Sun to be more accurate when you’re single and dating.
Want to know if now is a beneficial or challenging time for your love life? Keep up with the daily love horoscope for your sign!
Now let’s go through each of the single and attached zodiac signs.
Love Horoscopes for the Signs, Single or Attached:
The single Aries is a hunter, someone who loves the game and the chase. You’re a great dater, and you likely have no shortage of potential suitors. You take a light-hearted approach to love and dating and don’t want to be too serious too fast. Look for someone who can keep up with your energy and shares your enthusiasm for life.
You’re not likely going to do very well with someone who is clingy and too emotional. Someone who can let loose is right up your alley. Maybe try meeting someone while rock climbing or parasailing!
The attached Aries brings that trademark Aries energy and enthusiasm into their relationship. You want to enjoy your time with your partner and can spice things up routinely. Make time to do something fun together, and bonus points when it’s something physical (use up that energy!). Go for a hike, go camping, travel, or just play a game of paintball!
You can be remarkably committed once you settle on someone, but you do need to work on being more open and making sure you’re being attentive. Focus on your partner and not just yourself.
Ultimate Valentine’s Day date for Aries: anything that keeps you physically active and engaged.
Learn more: 10 Things to Expect When Dating an Aries
The single Taurus is slow to warm up, preferring to take its time in all matters, including the heart. You’re someone who doesn’t want to rush. But you are also very sensual, which can attract lots of interested parties to you, and you can fully take advantage of the physical fun.
Once you’re with someone, you’re all the way, so be fun and no strings attached while you have the chance. You likely need someone who will do the instigating since you can be a little cautious about making the first move.
The attached Taurus is as loyal as they come (mostly!). You don’t care too much for change, so once you’re with someone, you’re with them. You’re fairly comfortable with commitment, though it can take some time for you to get there. After the long process of getting there, you’re usually not interested in moving from that place.
You may have a tendency to let things get stale though, so be open to changing things up every so often to keep that from happening. Surprise your partner (and yourself!).
Ultimate Valentine’s Day date for Taurus: something with the senses (couple’s massage or spa day, concert, an exhibit, and of course, anything with food!)
Learn more: What to Expect When Dating a Taurus
The single Gemini loves to date and can keep those who date them on their toes. Your variety of interests can make you a fascinating creature, and you can be pretty charming in conversation. The people you’re most likely to be interested in are the ones who can keep up with your mind, and that you find interesting as well. If you think they’re dull, you’re kicking them to the curb!
You may want to try meeting someone doing something that you enjoy so you have a mutual interest you can talk about (along with everything else!).
The attached Gemini likes to keep it fresh. You don’t care to let things become stagnant in your relationships (and may go running when they do). You can be open to experimenting with your partner and having new experiences you can talk about together.
You can be surprisingly romantic, and come up with all sorts of romantic scenes for your partner. But you can also be in your head a little too much sometimes, so make sure you’re connecting emotionally and physically, and not just letting the mind rule.
Ultimate Valentine’s Day date for Gemini: something with a group so there’s plenty of conversation or something that stimulates the mind (like a thought-provoking film)
Learn more: Your Relationship Style: Gemini
The single Cancer is focused on finding someone they can connect with emotionally. You crave emotional understanding with others, and you can be so nurturing and supportive and want that in return. You may be a little hesitant to pursue anything with anyone until you’re sure of the emotional connection.
Others can find your emotional maturation to be attractive, though you do have to watch for attracting those to you who are just looking for a mommy/daddy (no good!). The right person for you is someone who supports you emotionally and makes you feel secure.
The attached Cancer is incredibly supportive of their partner. You want them to feel good all of the time, and you’ll do what you can to make that happen. You can help build them up and keep things steady for them in the background so they can shine.
You can be romantic, attentive, and tend to the emotional needs of your partner and your relationship, but there may be times when you ignore yourself, your own wants and needs, and end up feeling a little empty. Make sure your partner is giving you as much support and you give them.
Ultimate Valentine’s Day date for Cancer: cuddling at home with cookies
Learn more: Your Relationship Style: Cancer
The single Leo is the dating professional. This sign rules dating! So as a Leo, you know how the game goes. You enjoy dating lots of people (maybe all at once), and want the attention you get from all of these romantic entanglements. You’re warm, fun, friendly, and charming, and people can gravitate toward that.
When you’re not in a relationship, you likely just want to enjoy yourself and be carefree. You can throw yourself so fully into a relationship that you need to bask in the dating glow before it’s gone.
The attached Leo is incredibly loyal (the loyal lion!). When you’re with someone, you really don’t want anyone else. You can give your heart fully, and you can make the relationship warm and happy. You can spend time at home lounging with your partner and enjoy it just as much as going out on the town and being glamorous together.
You can be pretty generous, and sometimes this can mean you give more than you get – a lot more! So make sure your partner isn’t someone who steals your light and keeps you from shining. They should be someone who loves your light and encourages you to shine brighter.
Ultimate Valentine’s Day date for Leo: one part drama (going somewhere glitzy or doing something fab-u-lous, like out of a movie) and one part comfort (have the pj’s waiting at the end of the night with some cake)
Learn more: Your Relationship Style: Leo
The single Virgo is perhaps the shyest of the zodiac signs. You generally don’t want to make any moves unless you’re absolutely certain the person wants you to, so you’re more likely to be hunted instead of doing the hunting. You may not care very much for the “game” of dating and can be just as well alone. When you’re single, you may be very, very single!
You need someone who is more open to showing how they feel about you so you can be comfortable showing how you feel about them. Someone who can get you to open up more is perfect for you. Also, ditch the list (you know you have one!).
The attached Virgo can be the most attentive of the zodiac signs. You pay attention to the details in every area of your life, including your relationships. Paying attention can be the way you express love and affection for someone. Does your partner complain about the annoying dripping faucet in the bathroom? You get right to fixing, and probably won’t even say anything. You don’t need the attention and feel good just knowing you did it.
This can lead you to be in relationships where you’re always trying to fix things though, and perfectionism can get the better of you. Try to learn to be happy with things as they are. Minor issues in relationships don’t mean they’re wrong, just normal!
Ultimate Valentine’s Day date for Virgo: something quiet where the two of you can talk and give undivided attention to one another
Learn more: Venus in Virgo: Don’t Look for Problems
The single Libra is a charmer. (and often a heartbreaker, ha!) There’s something beautiful and effortless about you, even if not in a conventional way, and people can be drawn to you because of it. You have a way of being with someone and making it feel like it’s just the two of you. You like making people feel special, which makes them like you a lot!
Even if you date a lot, you’re likely someone who doesn’t care too much for being single (though you may not project that). In your heart, you like being attached, so dating for you tends to be for the singular purpose of meeting a partner, not for fun.
The attached Libra places a lot of value in having a partner. You may feel that you’re at your best when you’re with someone, and that makes your relationships super important to you. You can also be very supportive of your partner, and encourage them to reach new heights in their life. You can be a great cheerleader.
The best partner for you is someone who gives you as much as you give them. There needs to be mutual respect and admiration for the relationship to thrive. When you have that, you can feel powerful, like you can mold the world in your hands. It helps you feel balanced, and you can strive to maintain balance, peace, and harmony in your relationship.
Ultimate Valentine’s Day date for Libra: something where you have to dress up and show each other off
Learn more: Libra in Love: Relationships & Love Compatibility
The single Scorpio is magnetic and intoxicating. You can draw someone to you with one (brooding) look. People may be drawn to you in ways they (or you) don’t understand. You can be passionate and intense, and want to make things serious, but this can be a little too much too fast sometimes. Slow it down, and let the fire build to get the intensity you’re looking for.
You’re likely drawn to those you feel are mysterious, riddles for you to solve, and they keep you interested for some time. Just make sure their mystery isn’t that they’re terrible for you (serial killers, out!).
The attached Scorpio is totally, completely devoted to their partner. You don’t want anyone else, can’t think of anyone else, and only have eyes for your partner. This loyalty can make them feel confident and believe in your feelings. If you don’t go overboard, anyway!
You can bring passion to your relationship, and you can be willing to work on issues that come up. You’re a problem solver by nature, and you’re not afraid of climbing into the dark depths of the relationship if it means making it better. You need someone who is willing to do that with you, and keeps you from getting lost in the darkness.
Ultimate Valentine’s Day date for Scorpio: something taboo, or maybe one of those escape room games
Learn more: Romancing the Scorpio: Astrological Compatibility for Scorpio
The single Sagittarius is the super bachelor. Everyone knows Sagittarius is the eternal bachelor! Sagittarius absolutely loves the game (this is the Archer, after all). You love the chase, the thrill of it all, and being attached may seem like a nightmare to some of you. Dating is where you’re comfortable, and you can be passionate, interesting, and fun.
Keeping it light is a-okay with you, and no strings attached can be your mantra. That just leaves you free to have all of the earthly experiences you desire without any person or responsibility to hold you back.
The attached Sagittarius is the hardest to pin down. You don’t want to feel held back, so the right partner for you is someone who doesn’t do that much. They should be someone who is confident enough to let you wander and roam. At the same time, you should show them respect for that, and show your loyalty.
Once you do truly commit, you can be a wonderful partner to have. You bring fun and adventure into your relationships, share your experiences with your partner, and always want to make them smile.
Ultimate Valentine’s Day date for Sagittarius: traveling somewhere new (or faking it with some exotic cuisine)
Learn more: Sagittarius Love & Relationship Compatibility
The single Capricorn has an earthy confidence that can be incredibly attractive to others. You’re someone who knows exactly what you want and how to get it, and that can also be true in dating. You may focus on those you respect, admire, look up to, or maybe attract those who feel that way about you.
You’re a goal-oriented person, so you may set some dating goals that you’d like to meet or goals for the people that you date. This can suck out some of the fun though, so try not to let that take over.
The attached Capricorn is committed and responsible. You’ll take care of things in your relationship, and make sure responsibilities are being met. Your partner doesn’t need to worry about these things since you’ve got them covered, but the best person for you is someone who helps you with those responsibilities instead of letting you shoulder them alone.
Being in a relationship can be an excellent situation for you since it allows you to feel settled in your personal life, which frees you up to pursue external or professional goals with zeal and focus. You may find you accomplish more with the right partner.
Ultimate Valentine’s Day date for Capricorn: something that lets you hobnob with important people
Learn more: Capricorn in Love: Relationships & Love Compatibility
The single Aquarius can be fun yet a little elusive. You’re someone who wants to try new things all of the time, and this can mean you also like meeting lots of new, different people. Your roster of past exes may be pretty eclectic! But that’s what you need to be interested in someone. Something about them needs to be very different from whatever you think of when you hear the word, Normal.
You can keep things light, and likely avoid using standard terms for a while. Ultimately, the best person for you will be someone you think of as your best friend. Friends are governed by this sign, after all!
The attached Aquarius can be surprisingly loyal. As much as you may date around when single, you likely have no interest in that when attached, and have a hard time letting go of someone. You can fantasize about the future you’ll have together, and want to achieve your dreams together. You can push your partner to pursue their dreams, and hope they return the favor.
You may not be the most passionate person, so a good fit for you is someone that can bring that out of you. There’s a fire somewhere inside of you, so let them light it up!
Ultimate Valentine’s Day date for Aquarius: something experimental or that you’ve never heard of before, or with some friends
Learn more: Aquarius in a Relationship: Get Ready for an Adventure
The single Pisces may fall a LOT. You have a big heart and lots of feelings, and you can fall in love a zillion times in your life, even if only in the dreamworld in your head sometimes. You’re super sensitive, compassionate, and want to be there for anyone you care about. This may mean you attract some emotional vampires though, so try to keep your distance from them.
The best person for you is someone who has a gentle touch with your feelings and is a bit protective of you. You’ll bring the romance and go big if you feel they’re worth it.
The attached Pisces is incredibly sacrificing for their partner. You want to do anything they need you to and can go above and beyond. You’re so supportive and loving, romantic and sweet. You can feel your best when you’re with someone, but this can lead you to fall into some bad relationships with bad people, so don’t be so uncomfortable with being single that you attach yourself to anyone.
Your biggest danger in relationships tends to be losing yourself in them. Maintain a solid sense of self to avoid that, and choose a partner that respects healthy boundaries.
Ultimate Valentine’s Day date for Pisces: something super romantic, sappy, think lots of roses and love songs and champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries
Learn more: Zodiac Signs That Are Most Compatible With Easygoing Pisces
No matter what your sign or relationship status, celebrate love now! If you want to learn more about astrological compatibility, check out Tthe Truth About Astrological Compatibility to get started, peruse all of the love articles on the site, or use the compatibility generator.
Live in love!
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We are coming off of a fairly easy week from the stars, and this week’s forecast picks up some energy a little bit. You come into this week preparing to welcome new Pisces energy. Pisces is, of course, the Mutable sign of the Water signs, and a vessel in which to receive and share psychic and beautiful energy.
So when communicator Mercury enters Pisces on February 3 on Monday, you will see a more emotional tone in all of your most important communications. And humans are receiving this as well. So lead with love in your communication and information portals, and you will receive some exciting news.
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This is the first exciting thing of this week. Then, by February 7, you see the Full Moon zone begin. Spend the first half of this week preparing for this by wrapping up things in your life. This Full Moon in the Fire sign of Leo is going to bring a chapter to a close and help you light up an area of your life that needs a little more spark.
As the Moon fills up to its Full state this week, focus on that. Focus on wrapping things up and bringing them to a close.
On that note, make your Full Moon wishes count this week, Earthlings! Have a blessed week!
Planetary Locations During February 3-9, 2020:
• Sun: Aquarius (January 20, 2019 – February 18, 2020)
• Mercury: Aquarius (January 16, 2020 – February 3, 2020)
• Venus: Pisces (January 13, 2020 – February 7, 2020)
• Mars: Sagittarius (January 3, 2020 – February 16, 2020)
• Jupiter: Capricorn (December 2, 2019 – December 19, 2020)
• Saturn: Capricorn (September 17, 2019 – March 22, 2020)
• Uranus: Taurus (January 10, 2020 – August 14, 2020)
• Neptune: Pisces (Until January 2026)
• Pluto: Capricorn (Until October 12, 2024)
Daily Snapshots for February 3-9, 2020:
Monday, February 3
Sun: Aquarius – The Sun puts you in the spotlight of appreciation and glory when you share your most ingenious ideas.
Moon: Gemini – Follow your intuition, and your good angel, when making decisions.
• Venus in Pisces sextile Saturn in Capricorn – Here we have lover Venus in an emotional Water sign connecting in a sweet sextile with serious Saturn in an Earth sign. Some romantic connections could see a serious turn on this. That could mean a commitment or you may just see some love come your way today. It will be authentic and pure, and you may be tempted to misjudge it. Try not to. When you release that expectation on the outcome, you attract wonderful things through Venus. Make sure you check your Daily Horoscopes to ensure that you are following through on an action plan that matches the forecast for you.
Tuesday, February 4
Wednesday, February 5
Moon: Cancer – Nurturing others nurtures your soul.
• Transit: Mercury in Pisces sextile Uranus in Taurus – It’s always an expect the unexpected kind of day when communicator Mercury works with Uranus the shock planet. But this is a nurturing transit between a planet in a Water sign and a planet in an Earth sign. Communication is coming out of the blue, or it could be information as well. Also, when you have Mercury and Uranus working together you may find inspirations come like lightning bolts. This is a favorable transit so it could fare well with you. Try divination tools like Runes or the Tarot if you need more specific guidance today. It works if you work it.
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Thursday, February 6
Friday, February 7
Moon: Leo – It’s all about magnifying the details and the little things in life, to see love multiply.
Saturday, February 8
Sunday, February 9
Moon: Full Moon in Leo – It’s all about closing up a big chapter with the little things in life, to see love multiply.
What’s up in the stars today? Check your free Daily Horoscope – here on Astrology Answers!
Highly intellectual, quirky, and independent, men born under the Aquarius sign are often the black sheep of their worlds. Interested in global affairs, caring for the less fortunate, and understanding how the world works (if not the entire Universe), Aquarius men are friendly, like to discuss politics and culture, and are often highly artistic.
This Air sign is an advanced thinker, often dismayed at the lack of passion people accept in their lives. The theme they are probably best known for is being an agent of freedom, helping people think outside of the box, and being one who is rarely tied down.
Personality Characteristics of the Aquarius Man
An Aquarius man is born between January 21 and February 18. Personality traits of the Aquarian man can be understood through their ruling planet, Uranus, the planet of rebellion and revolution. Aquarius men are always doing their own thing, but they don’t tend to be selfish; instead, they look to the greater good and align their life goals with that in mind.
The Aquarius man personality is complex because he sees the world differently than most. He wants to help and will not let his fears stop him from doing some good in the world. His sense of optimism makes him use his time in unconventional ways. He will be the guy up late at night learning Latin or another obscure language, but that also means he will probably sleep through his alarm and forget to show up to breakfast or be horribly late.
His passion runs his life and he likes to find friends who aren’t controlled by the standards set by society. He is fun, likes to make jokes, and has a strong sense of childlike wonder because of his active imagination.
Male Waterbearers are also proud, don’t easily accept criticism, and are often put off by people who try to control them or question their integrity. This man needs to be able to roam both mentally and physically, and you will rarely see them working a cubicle job.
He is known to be a man who travels frequently, takes many lovers, and does things spur of the moment. He enjoys learning about how people come to power, the character flaws that become their demise, and the traits of a good leader. They keep their home in a state of flux just like their lives so don’t expect it to be pristine or proper.
The Aquarius Man in Love
An Aquarius man in love will be direct about it, but it doesn’t mean that they want more than friends with benefits. Dating an Aquarius man will be great if you like to have your own life and friends in addition to your relationship but it will be a challenge if you have codependent tendencies. If you want to know how to make an Aquarius man fall in love or are wondering how to attract an Aquarius man, become an expert on world politics, spiritual awakening, and humanitarian issues. He is drawn to those with a big heart and a brave soul. Don’t be materialistic or he will lose respect for you.
Read this next: Aquarius Love Compatibility: Best & Worst Matches for Aquarius
Extra nerdy is how they act when they are falling in love. Signs an Aquarius man is falling for you is if they invite you out with their friends and treat you with tenderness and great respect. More signs an Aquarius man is in love is that they will talk for hours about human rights and ideal societies and lose track of time. They will talk about their passions and want to hear about yours. Bonus points for having obscure hobbies such as kung-fu or horseback riding bareback. As fun as it can be to fall in love with this intelligent do-gooder, is as lonely as it can be to date them.
If you’re wondering what an Aquarius man is like in a relationship and how they express love, it’s through how they lead in the world and show their worth as a man by being a strong force of good. They can have a lot of distance and time away and still feel good about your relationship because they are so independent.
But you can be sure an Aquarius man in love’s behavior also includes a lot of physical intimacy because they are usually sensual people. How an Aquarius man shows love is with kisses and by asking about your life, pains, and true dreams for the future. An Aquarius man can be hard to read and keep track of, but it will help to read their daily Aquarius love horoscope to get a feel for where they are mentally and emotionally.
Aquarius Compatibility & Communication
The Aquarius man communicates articulately and with a sense of urgency to meet the needs of the less fortunate. He is persuasive, charismatic, and a natural leader. He values mutual respect so never bad talk him or insult him to his face or you may have a falling out. Aquarius men do not like small talk and would rather talk about ideas than people. They would rather talk about solutions than frustration about problems.
The best match for an Aquarius man is Gemini, Aries, Libra, and Sagittarius. The fast-thinking, fast-acting nature of these signs as well as their sense of adventure appeals to the Aquarius. Just don’t pressure them to jump into a committed relationship quickly. No matter who the Aquarius man is in your life, whether that be a neighbor, family member, or friend, it’s important to understand that they will always be discontent if people expect them to fit into societal norms or shun them for breaking the mould. They need to be supported for their idealism if you’re going to get along.
You can keep learning about how you can get along with an Aquarius man on our Aquarius compatibility page. Although Taurus, Cancer, and Virgo tend to be incompatible with an Aquarius man, it’s not impossible to make it work if you try to understand each other.
Learn More About the Aquarius Man:
Our world would be boring with the Aquarius man who always brings new energy to the mix. These innovative change-makers will help you see the world as they invite you to explore new ways of living, thinking, and needing less. The Aquarius man is like a modern-day poet with more technology to put their good ideas to use.
Continue to understand these revolutionary men by reading about their symbol, their strengths and weaknesses, and how they compare to the other Air signs. The more you get in-depth with a sign, the more you see how unique each of us are and how our Sun sign really does affect our core personality. One great way to keep learning about your Aquarius friends is to check in with their Aquarius daily horoscope. Of course, each Aquarius man will be slightly different, depending on how the rest of their birth chart placements are laid out.
We are also said to be in the age of Aquarius right now (it’s not just a song from the musical Hair!), which is a 2000 year cycle that follows the rise and fall of human evolution. This time is said to be one of technological innovation, telepathic development, and evolution through the collective raising of emotional frequency. So ultimately, the more you learn about the Aquarius sign, the more you can understand the changing times we live in.
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The Aquarius woman personality is a force that is never controlled by others.
Born January 22 to February 18, Aquarius women are bold leaders with friendly dispositions. The Aquarius female can handle being around people pretty much all the time and makes friends wherever she goes. She’s an excellent listener and not the most romantically needy of the zodiac signs. The Aquarius sign is known for its altruism, its brilliant mind, its positivity, and its courageous pursuit of a better world for all.
Female water-bearers are fervently independent but with many friends at the same time. She will often hold her heart close to her and never really reveal all her secrets because she chooses to focus on the future instead of the past to cope with the stress of her constantly changing and challenging life goals.
Facts About the Aquarius Woman
The ruling planet is Uranus which makes the Aquarius woman full of ideas that can change the status quo. She will be a catalyst of positive growth in whatever she focuses on.
Her sign is also a Fixed which means they have a stable and trustworthy personality. They will not stab their friends in the back.
The Aquarius woman is also an Air sign which means her mind works quickly to solve problems and she accomplishes a lot because of it. She can attract great success and spend it just as quickly.
Her detached attitude is often confused for aloofness or lack of concern but her concerns just stretch much wider than most. While you may be concerned about choosing a paint color, she is trying to figure out how to prevent a global pandemic outbreak.
Personality Characteristics of the Aquarius Woman
Unwavering Aquarius woman traits are her need to be tied to a cause, her edgy fashion, and her love for travel. She needs to feel she has a purpose to feel content with her life. This means she will forgo the comforts of luxurious home life so she can travel to distant locations and help the needy. She is also always a woman with a sense of style all her own. She caries an air of mystery with her strong sense of confidence and lack of need for approval from anyone.
An Aquarius woman is unlikely to stay in one place for very long because she looks to find the place she can help the most. She will often live in temporary or unconventional living arrangements, crashing with friends, renting a tree-house, and would be content living in a hammock in a jungle hut.
Her friends can get the feeling that she doesn’t care about their personal lives because she may not ask about it but if you want to team up with her to take on world hunger, tackle poverty in sub-Saharan Africa, or reform the prison system, she will start paying attention. She has friends everywhere she goes because she sees people as her family and treats everyone equally until they do something that makes her lose respect for them like being cruel to innocent people.
Because she thinks for herself, she can really be hard to get a read on, but following her Aquarius daily horoscope will help you peek inside her mind.
The Aquarius Woman in Love
Dating an Aquarius woman can start out steamy and quickly seem to fade because she doesn’t need a long term commitment to feel content with her life. That’s not to say an Aquarius woman in love won’t ever commit, she just needs to remain free to live life on her terms. She will often have relationships that are short-lived because her partner tries to get her to change or because she doesn’t feel inspired enough by their life goals to stay.
If you’re wondering how to attract an Aquarius woman or how to make an Aquarius woman fall in love, become an expert on a cause you care about and really take action on it. Give her space to live a life on her own with separate bank accounts, perhaps separate bedrooms or homes, and don’t berate her for not spending enough time with you. Allow her to skip holidays and family events too.
You need to know in advance what an Aquarius Woman is like in a relationship to make sure you can handle her heat. She is not one to fit the mould in any sense of the word. She will hold feminist viewpoints and be unwilling to take the passenger’s seat in any relationship. She is not one for emotional outbursts and doesn’t like jealousy. She is someone who is going to be politically active and has set viewpoints so if you draw hard lines, hopefully, yours align.
She can be romantic and sensitive if she doesn’t feel her freedom is threatened. To see where her closely guarded emotions are on any given day, check out her Aquarius love horoscope.
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Aquarius Compatibility & Communication
The Aquarius Woman communicates about ideas more than about feelings. She will talk politics, global issues, and military regimes but will have little to say about the local gossip. She doesn’t care what people think so asking her if she likes your new haircut or if your jeans are flattering really isn’t going to open up the conversation. Give her a chance to talk about second wave intersectional feminism, and you’ll get her to open up though. She is also a direct communicator who doesn’t hold back when she wants to know something. She is also skilled in persuading people to give her what she wants so if you need a lesson on confident communication, pick her brain.
Love Compatibility for Aquarius Women:
The best match for an Aquarius woman is either an Aries, Gemini, Libra, or Sagittarius. She likes people who are always ready for a good time but who also are energized by the thought of helping the world. She may be your sister, your mother, your boss, or your lover but anyway you cut it, you’ll need to know her unique personality if you’re going to get along with this tough woman.
She can have a hard time seeing eye to eye with Taurus, Virgo, Pisces, and Cancer. These signs are often looking for lots of one on one time and a plan for a future where they can do everything together which gives Aquarius a mini panic attack. To continue learning about how you can find common ground with the Aquarius woman in your life, visit our Aquarius compatibility page as well as our love compatibility page.
Learn More About the Aquarius Woman
You now know more than the layperson about an Aquarius Woman. You’re better equipped to plan a date or have a conversation with one of these rebellious women. You can also see her strengths which include her altruism, compassion, and bravery. This confident and gregarious woman inspires us all to lead lives for the greater good and she truly is a walking spark of hope for a better world.
To continue learning about the intricacies of the Aquarius sign, read some of the different author’s viewpoints on Astrology Answers who may convey the energy in ways that really stick in your mind. Not surprisingly, we often process the words of authors who share our own sign easier. Also, be sure to observe your Aquarius friends to see how these big-picture minded people have applied their personality to a life full of meaning and eccentric passions.
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Retrogrades tend to be the first thing people learn about with astrology that scares the living daylights out of them. But fear not! Armed with some knowledge, retrogrades can be managed just like anything else in astrology (or life!).
What is Retrograde?
What is the retrograde definition in astrology? A planet is called retrograde when it appears to be moving backward through the zodiac. It’s not actually moving backward, so it’s just the way it appears to us Earthlings thanks to the way the planets move in relation to one another. Don’t worry, you won’t see any planet suddenly going in reverse!
The normal motion through the zodiac for planets is forward, so going backward alters the natural flow of the planet. This can really throw some of them off (looking at you Mercury!), while with others, it’s not so bad.
On a personal level, the exact way a retrograde impacts your life will depend on the impact it’s having on your natal chart. You’ll live through a zillion retrogrades in your life (well, a little less than that), and many will come and go without any notice from you, while others will feel like they dropped a bomb in your life. The difference is always what they’re doing to your chart! And of course, how proactive you’re being about them.
If you don’t know your birth chart positions, make sure to use the free birth chart generator!
In general, there is an energy that comes with each planetary retrograde that may not be there when they’re moving forward. They’re all different in their own way and can impact us all in their special (sometimes maddening) way. So make sure to stay up-to-date with whatever retrogrades are coming!
What to Expect from Each Planetary Retrograde:
So now that you know when each planet will be going retrograde this year but here is an overview of each retrograde overall.
Most of us have heard about Mercury retrograde and are needing to know what to do and not do during this time. Since this retrograde happens three times a year, it’s important to be on the lookout when this planetary transit occurs.
Mercury retrograde affects communication, electronics, the mail, and the mind. Travel plans are often interrupted and miscommunications are common. Generally, some people choose to not sign contracts or make major purchases and decisions during this time. It’s a great time, however, for reorganizing your home and budget, restructuring plans, and reflecting on your communication style.
The general focus for retrogrades is the re-s: redo, revise, revisit, rethink, rediscover, etc., and this is never more the case than with Mercury retrograde. It’s the ultimate time for second chances and do-overs, and this is the best way to use a Mercury retrograde. What would you like to get another shot at?
Mercury retrograde can also be great times for getting in tune with your conscious and subconscious mind (since Mercury does rule the mind), and sorting through issues from the past or that have caused mental blocks. It’s a great period for releasing and moving on (like from an ex!). Communication issues may arise in relationships (so be mindful of your words), but forgiveness and patience can be of great help.
What you should do during Mercury Retrograde:
- Do: Change up your routine
- Do: Tend to routine maintenance
- Do: Replace what’s old
- Do: Give your mind a break
What you should avoid doing during Mercury Retrograde:
- Don’t: Make major decisions
- Don’t: Neglect warning signs
- Don’t: Say no to warranties
- Don’t: Take on too much
During Venus retrograde, old flames often come back into our lives so we can find closure. You may feel as if you’re in a dry spell in the romantic department because this is a time for healing old wounds. It’s generally not a time when new relationships begin because we are usually working on sorting through the baggage we have kept from old relationships. It’s a great time to assess what you value in a relationship and get clear on what you want as well as what you don’t want. Those in relationships are able to work on healing the issues in them.
Breaking up is incredibly common during Venus retrograde (and we often hear of at least one or two prominent ones coming apart that surprise us), but this isn’t always permanent. What comes to pass during a retrograde can often be undone when it’s over, so if things unravel in a relationship during Venus retrograde, that may not be the end of the matter.
People from the past like to come back around during Venus retrograde since Venus rules the other people in your life. It’s a good time to reconnect with people you’ve lost touch with (but don’t be surprised if some come back around you don’t want to reconnect with too!).
Venus is also the ruler of money, so Venus retrograde can impact financial affairs in addition to relationships. Yeah, Venus retrograde takes your love AND money! (that’s rough) You generally want to refrain from making important financial decisions during Venus retrograde unless absolutely necessary. It can be positive for looking back at old financial opportunities or old ways you used to make money.
What you should do during Venus Retrograde:
- Do: Save
- Do: Reconnect with the moment
- Do: Work on blocks to confidence
- Do: Find some balance
What you should avoid doing during Venus Retrograde:
- Don’t: Get anything frivolous
- Don’t: Ignore your values
- Don’t: Listen too much to what other people say or think
- Don’t: Be too stubborn
Mars in retrograde affects our vitality and sex drive. Our energy may be lower during a Mars retrograde as we are given time to slow down and evaluate if we are openly sharing our desires, how our passion is expressed and repressed, and if we need to be more or less aggressive. As we reorder our deepest desires and own them, we become more equipped to channel our energy in healthy ways when Mars moves direct again. Mars retrogrades last about 10 weeks and happen approximately every 2 years.
If you’ve been holding back on something that has frustrated and annoyed you, that is likely to erupt during Mars retrograde. Everyone tends to be a little short on patience and quick to get riled up. First, be honest with yourself about anything you’re repressing that you haven’t allowed yourself to express, and second, find a healthy way to express it! Start jogging daily, buy a punching bag, take up hiking, scream into pillows. Release it into the ether and let it go.
Having a healthy outlet for frustrations and controlling your energy can be the secret weapon with Mars retrograde. It blows up in your face when you don’t do that (and you end up blowing up!).
Motivations can also come under scrutiny during Mars retrograde. Why do you do these things, what pushes you to do them, why do you want these things, what pushes you to want them? Many people don’t ask themselves those questions when they make decisions or take actions, but they’re important questions. If what’s motivated you isn’t actually good, then this may be thrust in your face, and you have to work on changing that.
What you should do during Mars Retrograde:
- Do: Exercise
- Do: Tend to your physical body
- Do: Revisit old desires in positive ways
- Do: Improve confidence
What you should avoid doing during Mars Retrograde:
- Don’t: Repress
- Don’t: Act impulsively
- Don’t: Behave impatiently
- Don’t: Avoid responsibilities
Known as the ‘Lord of Karma,’ Saturn acts as a mirror of our intentions and actions. During Saturn retrograde, our karma gets in our face so we are able to deal with the consequences of our actions instead of brushing them under the rug. It can be a time of reckoning and makes us become more mature in the areas we have been irresponsible or inconsiderate. Saturn retrogrades are valuable in that we can finally learn our lessons and become better people. This happens once per year and usually lasts about a third of the year (about four and a half months).
Saturn is the planet of restriction and limitation, and this feeling can often be worse during Saturn retrograde. It’s meant to force us to deal with whatever we’ve been avoiding, and start taking some concrete steps to improve.
Responsibilities can be the cause of stifling energy, and it can be tempting to run away from them. This doesn’t please Saturn though and can cause more problems for you. At the same time, you also want to make sure you don’t take on too much and overwhelm yourself. Find the middle ground.
The direction you’re going in and long-term plans and goals are also Saturn’s domain, so Saturn retrograde can be an excellent time to focus on the path that you’re on and see where you can make alterations. If you haven’t gotten very far, then a change may be needed. Do your research first, gather information, and plan in advance so you go about it the right way (Saturn’s way).
What you should do during Saturn Retrograde:
- Do: Be extra extra extra responsible
- Do: Revisit old goals
- Do: Learn lessons
- Do: Plan for a break
What you should avoid doing during Saturn Retrograde:
- Don’t: Be selfish
- Don’t: Let laziness take over
- Don’t: Ignore what’s right in front of you
- Don’t: Blame others
Pluto goes retrograde once a year and spends about half the year retrograde. Pluto, the planet of change and transformation, has to do with our subconscious and our darker side. We see our own intentions and fears when Pluto is in retrograde. Of course, facing our fears and the way we project onto other people when we are in pain is one of the most valuable things to work on. While it can feel like heavy work, Pluto retrogrades leave us much lighter in a spiritual sense and can greatly improve our ability to relate to others and ourselves in a much more positive way.
As the planet of transformation, Pluto often requires us to make major transformations with whatever it’s touching in your life. Pluto retrograde slows this down, and gives you a chance to catch your breath and get used to the major transformations that have already been made. No one can last under the unrelenting touch of Pluto forever, so Pluto retrograde gives you a break.
The break can leave you time to work on getting more in tune with your darkness and depths, and to understand your inner demons and fears. This is how you can get to that place of lightness and positive energy.
With retrogrades being great times for do-overs and second chances, and Pluto ruling transformations, Pluto retrograde may be the ultimate time to transform something old, to breathe new life into something stale, to make everything fresh again. Rehabilitating and restoring can yield amazing results.
What you should do during Pluto Retrograde:
- Do: Explore your inner self
- Do: Discover healthy outlets for anger
- Do: Refinish something
- Do: Let things slide
What you should avoid doing during Pluto Retrograde:
- Don’t: Give in to rage
- Don’t: Be self-righteous
- Don’t: Hold on too long
- Don’t: Be self-destructive
The planet of luck and fortune goes retrograde each year for about three to four months. The planet of money usually brings us fortune when it is direct and allows us to see how to restructure our lives to make money more efficiently while it’s retrograde. This is a great time to find success and happiness within our lives!
Jupiter retrograde is a planting/planning phase while and a harvest when it goes direct. Jupiter is the planet of expansion, so we can expect our intellectual growth to be slowed during a retrograde. We can use this time to locate what’s been blocking us and dig up those issues at their root cause.
If it feels like life has slowed down quite a bit during Jupiter retrograde, this might be Jupiter’s way of trying to get you to resolve some karma. What have you been ignoring? What have you been avoiding? What needs your attention right now before you pursue any of your desires? Tend to all of that first before pushing forward with anything else.
It can be frustrating when things slow down so much, and it’s tempting to try to take control, but this may be a period where you have to learn to trust that what’s happening is what’s supposed to. Trust in the Universe, trust in your instincts, and trust in Jupiter!
What you should do during Jupiter Retrograde:
- Do: Take your time
- Do: Focus on the positives
- Do: Go places you’ve gone before
- Do: Relearn something
What you should avoid doing during Jupiter Retrograde:
- Don’t: Be impatient
- Don’t: Be selfish
- Don’t: Travel erratically
- Don’t: Thumb your nose at people
Chiron is called the Wounded Healer and governs some of our greatest wounds in life. Often, they’re wounds that we didn’t really do anything to earn, but we have to learn and grow from them. Chiron retrograde lasts almost half the year, and during this time, we can use the period to work on that healing.
Chiron doesn’t just show us the wounds we have but also shows us how we can heal. Some wounds, we may never fully heal from, but we learn how to live with them and use the experience to become stronger and wiser. While Chiron is retrograde, we can see the pains that we need to address, and find some sense of peace with them. At the same time, you want to use a gentle touch with yourself, and show yourself some consideration as you deal with issues.
Chiron links to all sorts of wounds, and this is often mental, emotional, or spiritual pain, but it can be physical pain as well. If you have a physical ailment, you can use the Chiron retrograde period to try to find some relief and comfort.
With Chiron retrograde, you may have to face something that you don’t really want to, but have to. Find some courage within you, and go right at it instead of avoiding it. This can unearth a wealth of wisdom, not to mention trigger the healing you need.
What you should do during Chiron Retrograde:
- Do: Take care of your physical self
- Do: Be kind
- Do: Focus on various ways of healing
- Do: Talk things over
What you should avoid doing during Chiron Retrograde:
- Don’t: Ignore aches and pains
- Don’t: Let old wounds turn you sour
- Don’t: Allow sadness or pain to fester
- Don’t: Play the victim or push guilt on others
The planet of rebellion and revolution will make us even more rebellious when it goes retrograde. Uranus retrograde is often when we see governments overthrown and it lasts 155 days each year, which means we get to be rebellious almost half the year without trying too hard. Uranus shakes down old structures of thinking that no longer serve us to make room for newer, more evolved systems. We often change our core beliefs and deepest motivations during Uranus retrogrades because we spend time examining exactly why we do things.
We may be more restless and impatient during Uranus retrograde, wanting things to be exactly the way we envision right away, and this can cause some reckless actions to be taken and decisions to be made that we don’t think out very well. Try to calm this energy, and focus on making changes that are thoughtful and part of a plan.
You can become more aware of changes that you’ve been holding back on, and some of the desire to jump at change may stem from this. You’ve been holding back, and want to let yourself be free. This can create some problems though, so focus on changes that you have been overly cautious about pursuing and work on gathering information and formulating plans.
Rebellion can also be a lot higher, and you may push back against anything that you feel is trying to hold you back. You may crave more independence, and freedom to be true to yourself. These are good things if you go about them properly. Find the room you need to be yourself without pushing everyone away.
What you should do during Uranus Retrograde:
- Do: Thoughtfully make changes
- Do: Act more independently
- Do: Reconnect with friends
- Do: Allow yourself to dream
What you should avoid doing during Chiron Retrograde:
- Don’t: Act like a rebellious teenager
- Don’t: Have a hive mindset
- Don’t: Abandon your causes
- Don’t: Give up hope
Neptune, ruler of Pisces, affects our dreams, our spiritual connection, and our love for humanity. It goes retrograde once per year and the retrograde lasts five or six months. During this time, we have a deeper connection to our spiritual side, our intuition, and our artistic abilities. The potential challenge during a Neptune retrograde is that we get lost in escapism or fantasy because we lose touch with reality much easier. It’s important to be diligent to remain balanced as we grow spiritually, meaning that we will want to help the world but need to work within the world (rather than retreating into ourselves) to do so.
Tapping into intuition can be excellent during Neptune retrograde since we’re much more sensitive to the subtle energies around us. Having a solid connection to your intuition can also help you when reality becomes a little hard to grasp. Work on exercises to strengthen your intuition, and trust in yourself and your abilities. If there are subconscious blocks hindering your intuitive abilities, root them out.
Focus on your spiritual pursuits, ideas, and tend to your spiritual needs during Neptune retrograde. This can help to nourish you and make you feel more secure during the retrograde. Explore new ideas that interest you, or create a spiritual ritual. Use spiritual energy to inspire you creatively, and express your spiritual self through creative means.
Energy can be especially flowy when Neptune is retrograde, which can make us all more flexible and adaptable. This can also make us all more easily pushed around, taken advantage of, and used. Ground yourself as much as you can, and remove rose-colored glasses when dealing with others.
What you should do doing during Neptune Retrograde:
- Do: Pay attention to your dreams
- Do: Be kind to your heart
- Do: Work on healthy boundaries
- Do: Use your imagination productively
What you should avoid doing during Chiron Retrograde:
- Don’t: Get lost in your dreams
- Don’t: Let yourself be a doormat
- Don’t: Spend time with energy vampires
- Don’t: Get lost in fantasy
Does Every Planet Go Into Retrograde?
In astrology, the Sun and Moon are considered to be the luminaries and they do not go into retrograde. Every other planet does experience retrograde periods, which can slow things down in the area of life they govern so we can organize our thoughts and intentions in that department.
Retrograde Motion in Astrology:
A retrograde period is when a planet appears to be moving backwards in the sky along its orbit. The Latin root word retrogradus means going backwards. Each planet’s retrograde has a different length and frequency, bringing a chance to review and reflect upon certain areas and themes in our lives.
This means we can go over what has happened in the area of life the retrograde planet rules so we can lay it to rest or shift our behaviors with our will. It also means the area of our life that the retrograde planet rules is going to be impacted in full force, no longer hidden from our waking consciousness.
How Common Are Retrogrades?
Because each planet takes a different amount of time to go through all 12 zodiac signs, their retrogrades are different lengths and occur at different times.
Think about it this way: the Sun takes 365 days to go through all 12 zodiac signs, the Moon takes 29.5 days because it’s much closer to us. Depending on how far a planet is from us, it could stay in a sign for a very long time. Neptune, for instance, spends 14 years in a sign, Uranus spends 7, Saturn spends 2 1/2, and Jupiter spends 1.
The inner planets (Mercury, Venus, and Mars) have retrogrades more frequently because they are closer to us and have a smaller orbit around the Sun. Mercury retrogrades occur generally 3–4 times a year for about 3 weeks at a time. They occur different dates each year. Venus retrogrades last about 40 to 43 days and occur every 18 months. Mars retrogrades happen once every 2 years and last roughly 10 weeks.
Do Retrogrades Happen at the Same Time Each Year?
Retrograde dates shift each year so you can always check to see when the retrograde dates are for the year to come.
Here is a great astrology calendar you can use to track the retrograde dates so you know the energy shifts that will be coming well ahead of time. It’s also helpful to other people who don’t follow astrology if you casually mention how you notice yourself feeling different and that it’s linked to a specific retrograde. It can help pique their curiosity about learning how to use the energy of the retrogrades to heal and move forward in their lives.
Why is Retrograde Popular in Astrology?
Retrogrades are some of the most important astrology that can occur each year, and often because they can be periods of great opportunity or great challenges. They can act as triggers for important events, and you can use them to wisely plan and prepare.
Astrology itself has become more popular in recent years, and as many start learning astrology for themselves, they often come to retrogrades (especially Mercury retrograde) pretty quickly. You can see how it plays out, not only on a personal level, but in the entire world, and it’s usually pretty obvious.
Retrogrades tend to be important players whenever anything happens in the world. Wars and violence, financial crises and diplomatic debacles, supreme highs and the lowest of lows – a retrograde is likely involved!
What Happens If Your Ruling Planet Goes Into Retrograde?
Your ruling planet, which is the planet that rules your Rising sign, will go into retrograde at some point unless it’s the Moon or the Sun. Your ruling planet’s retrograde will feel stronger for you.
For example, let’s say your rising sign is Capricorn, which is ruled by Saturn. During a Saturn retrograde, a Capricorn may go through an even deeper soul reckoning and maturation because it’s their ruling planet.
How Do Retrogrades Affect Us?
If we know there is a retrograde occurring, we can use this time to do house-cleaning in the area of life that the planet rules. In that way, a retrograde can very much be a growth phase for us. For those who don’t know which planets are retrograde when it can be confusing because they don’t know why their focus and energy isn’t the same as usual. This can lead to frustration and inefficient use of energy. Reread the descriptions of each planet’s retrograde and mark the dates on your calendar so you can be prepared for these shifts and ride the cosmic tides.
Are Retrogrades Always Bad?
Absolutely not! They’re a challenge for sure but when we know how to harness the direction these energies push our brains in, we can remove our resistance to the process and really make headway in our progress as humans and spiritual beings trying to evolve. Don’t let people scare you into thinking that retrogrades are bad. That is a very fear-based and limited viewpoint. It comes from people who don’t understand astrology enough and just observe strange events without seeing beneath the surface.
What Does it Mean when Retrograde Planets are in my Birth Chart?
If a retrograde planet is present in your birth chart, this means that the planet was retrograde when you were born. A natal retrograde planet operates a little differently and means that the energy of that planet is a little different for you than the norm.
- Natal Mercury retrograde can give you a different way of communicating, looking at the world, expressing yourself, or using your mind
- Natal Venus retrograde can give you a different way of approaching relationships or managing money
- Natal Mars retrograde can give you a different way of using your energy or finding what drives you
- Natal Jupiter retrograde can give you a different way of pursuing opportunities or expanding your life
- Natal Saturn retrograde can give you a different way of learning lessons, pursuing goals, or handling responsibilities
- Natal Uranus retrograde can give you a different way of making changes or being independent
- Natal Neptune retrograde can give you a different way of using your intuition or connecting to your soul
- Natal Pluto retrograde can give you a different way of finding your personal power or transforming
- Natal Chiron retrograde can give you a different way of healing or managing your wounds
And if you’re wondering: ‘how do you find out if you have retrograde planets in your birth chart?’ – go use the free birth chart generator! (if it’s retrograde, it’ll say Yes under the Retrograde column)
What are the Effects of Retrograde Planets in a Horoscope?
A horoscope is based on what the transit (currently moving) planets are doing for the period of that horoscope (that day, week, month, or year). It assesses what the planets are doing in relation to each zodiac sign. When a planet is retrograde, this is something that will often be a focus in a horoscope since they can be so important.
(BUT fair warning, it’ll be much more accurate for you to base the retrograde impact on your actual birth chart!)
Retrogrades can be incredibly important events to track in astrology, and doing so can help you plan your life accordingly. Get the power of the planets on your side so you can thrive and succeed where everyone else falls and fails!
You may want to make use of the free astrology calendar so you know when retrogrades are starting. Good luck!
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Whether you are new to astrology or a seasoned lover of the zodiac, you have probably heard the word season more than once when it comes to the stars. We are currently in Aquarius season, which means that many planets, including the Sun, are passing through the sign Aquarius and bringing the energy of this sign to our daily lives – like futuristic ideas, innovation, and humanitarian concerns.
We will soon pass into Pisces season, however, bringing an entirely different energy to the globe.
Each astrological season brings with it certain advantages and challenges, and this guide is here to help you navigate your way through the healing but active waters brought on by Pisces’ energy this season.
What Does Pisces Represent?
Each sign represents and is connected to unique and individual concepts. Furthermore, each sign is ruled by an element of the Earth – Earth, Fire, Water, or Air – each of which possesses their own traits.
Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac, bringing the cycle to a close. This sign is ruled by Water, the emotional component of the zodiac’s elements. Pisces is creative and sensitive, carried by the flow of their deep, emotional waters.
Pisces represents creativity, intuition, empathy, and compassion. Pisces are concerned with taking care of their loved ones, bringing peace and harmony to the world, and self-expression in the form of artistic mediums.
While typically well-liked and even popular, Pisces can suffer from anxiety or insecurity. They are deeply in tune with the energies around them, but can misinterpret these energies, imagining that negative or unpleasant energy is a direct result of the Pisces’ presence. In other words, Pisceans are quite sensitive, which correlates with their increased intuition and sense of empathy.
Pisces is ruled by the fantasy-loving planet, Neptune. As such, there is an inherent dreaminess to the Piscean personality. A Pisces is typically very comfortable living inside their head and may spend hours on end in their daydreams.
The intuition, sensitivity, and dreamy qualities of the Pisces are but a few of the energies that you can expect to feel this Pisces season.
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What to Expect During Pisces Season
During Pisces season, there is an increased desire to make sense of the circumstances, events, and relationships around you. You may crave more harmony, a harmony that, in a sense, is unattainable. Challenging situations are bound to happen in life, and it’s important during Pisces season that you learn to go with this flow.
Increased sensitivity may make it more difficult to understand those around you or express your needs to them. You may not feel confident in your desires, questioning your motives. Self-acceptance can feel difficult during this time, making practices like meditation and positive affirmations critical. While Pisces is a dreamy sign filled with fantasy, it may feel more difficult to trust in a wonderful reality. You may feel like spending more time in your head than in your waking life.
It can also feel increasingly hard to hold onto your faith in the Universe, worried about what the future may bring. Yoga can provide a sense of connection to the Universe that will help you regain your trust in its infinite wisdom.
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While there are a few challenging aspects, like increased anxiety and sensitivity, this Pisces season will also bring many wonderful gifts. Most people will experience an increase in empathy, meaning that the sense of global community and connection will expand. We will feel more connected to our global neighbors, concerned about their wellbeing. And this sense of caring and understanding will be returned. Harmony is increased when Pisces energy hits the air.
You will likely experience a surge in imaginative abilities, with your mind creating new and exciting concepts or ideas each day. Your creativity will likely soar, and this influence can even lead to a creative breakthrough. Pisces season is a time to keep all of your creative supplies out in the open and ready to access at a moment’s notice – as you never know when inspiration will strike.
Pisces season is also a great time to explore your spirituality, as your connection with the magic around you is enhanced and painted with a glossy layer of love. Pisces energy has a romantic quality, bringing a sense of deep love into our spiritual practices. Meditation, yoga, positive affirmations, rituals, tarot, astrology, and journaling are all activities that benefit from the Piscean energy.
Physically, Pisces is connected to dance, and many Pisces are drawn towards this form of creative exercise. Pisceans may find yourself drawn towards bodily movement, craving a rhythm to vibe to.
Making the Most of Pisces Season
Due to the increase in intuition, this is a time to follow your heart. Open your mind and listen to the beating of the life force within you.
If you are drawn towards writing, do that. If you feel like dancing, put your favorite song on. If you want to dive into the ocean, take a trip to the nearest beach. This is a time to listen to the song of your soul and let yourself be led by its melody.
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