Month: March 2020
This article focuses on the fourth and final trine in the Chinese Zodiac and how it links to palmistry.
The fourth trine consists of a group of animals who are known as the ‘peacemakers’ of the zodiac – the Rabbit, Goat and Pig.
A Little Bit About Palmistry…
An ancient practice that dates all the way back to Ancient China, palmistry is an excellent way to gain greater insight into the lives of yourself or another. In palmistry, there are three major lines to read on the palm: the head line, the heart line and the life line.
When you read these lines on a person’s palm, you can get a good idea of their traits and characteristics, as well as what the future may hold for them.
In the Chinese Zodiac, animals in the same trine share similar qualities and values. They will usually get along with each other very well, possess the same humour and feel compelled to join similar causes and champion similar values.
The first trine consists of the Rat, Dragon and Monkey, who are known as the ‘doers’ of the zodiac, often drawn to positions of power.
The second trine is made up of the Ox, Snake and Rooster, a group of determined individuals with incredible endurance.
The third trine consists of the Tiger, Horse and Dog, a group of humanitarians who are known for their fighting spirit and strong sense of justice.
In the fourth trine, the trine we will be focusing on in this email, we have the Rabbit, Goat and Pig. They are sensitive, compassionate and self-sacrificing. People usually like fourth trine individuals because they are pleasant to be around and give off a very caring vibe.
So, what type of palms do these individuals have and what does palmistry tell us about them?
Chinese Zodiac Palmistry: The 4th Trine
Rabbits will typically have square hands with short fingers. Even if the palm is long, it will still give off a ‘square’ angular look. This indicates the practical, down-to-earth nature of the Rabbit, who likes to focus on a task and quietly get on with it, keeping their head down. The Rabbit’s hand can be soft to touch and a bit clammy, indicating their innate sensitivity and also general dislike for things of a confrontational nature.
Goats will usually have long fingers with shorter palms. This indicates their powerfully creative nature and strong imagination. Goats are very much in tune with their creative side and they are also highly sensitive. Many will have strong psychic abilities and be in tune with their intuition from an early age. Their heart lines tend to have depth, which indicates the importance of relationships in their lives.
Pigs will often have square hands, long fingers and protruding knuckles. This is indicative of their curious, yet rather innocent nature. It is also a sign of the anxiety that can grip them when they feel things on an intuitive level but cannot make sense of it in their analytical mind. Pigs, like Goats, will also tend to have a deep heart line; relationships of all kinds are important to them and they can become moody and withdrawn when things are sour. It is important for them to have harmony in their relationships with others.
What Chinese Zodiac sign are you? Are you, or someone you know, a member of the fourth trine? If so, take a look at the palm of you or another. Do you notice any correlation with your innate qualities and the shape of your palm and the lines on it? Delving deeper into palmistry and applying your Chinese Zodiac sign into the mix can provide insight into yourself and others at a deep level; just like Tarot, runes or natal charts, palmistry has a way of revealing things about ourselves that we may not have even realized!
Palmistry dates all the way back to Ancient China, back when Chinese Astrology was a respected and revered form of divination. These two esoteric methods are making a comeback and can provide millions of us all over the world with new ways of understanding ourselves better. When we are able to understand both ourselves and others at a deeper level, we can then improve our lives and raise the positive vibrational energy of the world at large.
These are exciting times we live in – so why not grab yourself a resource on palmistry, read up more on your Chinese Zodiac sign, stick the kettle on and delve deeper into the fascinating web of information that is you!
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Astrology is a wonderful way to learn more about yourself and the world around you; but with so many factors, it can feel like an overwhelming subject for a beginner – or even for the more experienced student of the stars. Your birth chart contains many pieces of the celestial puzzle that are your personality and purpose.
The natal chart looks like a wheel that is separated into 12 portions, or houses. Each section, or house, represents a different aspect of your life, and the placements contained within a certain house can give you deeper insight into that facet of your life.
Today, we’ll be discussing the 1st, 5th, and 9th houses – three houses that come together to form a trine called the life houses. Learning about these houses and the connection they share will help you understand more about your birth chart, yourself, and astrology in general.
The Life Houses
Each house in the natal chart belongs to a trine – a relationship that it shares with two other houses, divided by element. The 1st, 5th, and 9th houses are ruled by Fire and together they represent the overall attitude one has towards life.
The 1st House of Self
The 1st house is also known as the house of self, and it represents all-things-you. This house is associated with Aries, the sign that marks the beginning of the astrological year. Aries is a Fire sign ruled by Mars that is assertive and self-aware.
The 1st house represents your physical appearance, your outward personality and manner of self-expression, and how you conduct yourself in general. Learning more about your 1st house placements will give you a better sense of not only who you are inherently, but how you present yourself to the world around you.
Not only does the 1st house connect to who you are intrinsically, but it also connects to the environment that helped shape who you are today. This house is associated with both nature and nurture and will tell you more about who you were born to become.
In addition to your external self, this house also represents the hidden aspects of yourself that you keep tucked away from the world. The house of self connects to the masks that you wear out in the world, the ways in which you both show yourself to the world and hide yourself away from it.
The 5th House of Pleasure
The house of pleasure, or the 5th house, is associated with optimistic Leo, a Fire sign ruled by the Sun. This house deals with romantic relationships, creativity, hobbies, luck, and preferred leisure activities.
While this house does shed light on some aspects of the romantic relationships in your life, it does not speak to your actual partner. (You can find that information in your 7th house.) The 5th house looks more at how you prefer to be loved, your type of romantic partner, and your turn-ons.
As the house of pleasure, the 5th house also relates to how you choose to spend your free time, what kind of hobbies you enjoy, and all manner of creativity. An active 5th house may indicate increased creative talent. This house embraces the arts and reflects a pool of creative energy.
Finally, the 5th house relates to your children. Learning more about your 5th house placements can give you deeper insight into the personalities of and relationships with your children.
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The 9th House of Philosophy
The final house in this trine is the 9th house, the house of philosophy. This house is connected to the spiritual Sagittarius, a Fire sign ruled by expansive Jupiter. Jupiter asks you to make more of your world and your mind, and as such, this house deals with mental expansion, long-distance travel, education, communication, writing, and your own personal philosophies.
This is also a house of communication, and it is said to be the house of writers, poets, and publishers. The 9th house represents both spoken and written communication. It also represents the spread of ideas through some form of communication, which relates to the expansive nature of Jupiter.
The house of philosophy is called such due to its connection with higher education and mental stimulation. This house connects to knowledge, wisdom, and spirituality. Learning more about your 9th house placements can help you understand why you think the way you do, how to communicate more effectively, and how to expand your mind to its fullest capacity.
Because Jupiter deals with fortune, this is also a house of luck. The condition of the 9th house within your natal chart will give you a better idea of how naturally lucky you are.
The Connection Between the Life Houses
If you encounter a natal chart with lots of activities in the 1st, 5th, and 9th houses, you’re looking at the chart of someone who enjoys life to the fullest. They bask in the glory of life and love and thoroughly enjoy the company of those they care for.
Someone with active life houses will likely be motivated to get the most out of life. They want to soak in every experience that they can.
The reason for this passion is the Fire element that connects these houses. In astrology, fire represents creativity, confidence, passion, impulsivity, and expansion—the essential attributes that together comprise these houses and their meanings.
Why Understanding the Houses is So Important
While the signs and planetary placements of your birth chart are also crucial, the houses in which they rest are necessary for understanding the full picture. But don’t let the many aspects of astrology overwhelm you; taking the time to learn one aspect at a time will help you really soak in the energy.
And now that you know more about the life houses, you can take a look at your birth chart with more confidence, clarity, and astrological wisdom.
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So, Mercury is in retrograde, and you’re worried about your mental health. The computer stopped working properly, your phone is acting up, communication in disarray, and your mind is frazzled beyond repair…
Or is it?
Listen, we know that Mercury retrograde can give us a hard time, astrologically speaking. But there are quite a few misconceptions (aka myths) about this transit that make it seem much scarier than it actually is. After all, everything – including planetary transits – happens for a reason. And while there are a few limitations that may be brought on by a Mercury retrograde period, it might not be as bad as it seems.
If you’re feeling uneasy about the current Mercury retrograde cycle, this guide is for you. We’re here to debunk 10 common myths about Mercury in retrograde.
10 Myths About Mercury Retrograde – Busted:
1. Mercury is Moving Backwards
You may have heard that Mercury moves backwards during Mercury retrograde, but this is actually a celestial illusion. Mercury never truly moves backwards during this period, but rather rests in a certain angle to Earth – this is also sometimes called apparent retrograde motion. During this period, Mercury appears (to the naked eye) to be moving backwards. What this really means, however, is that this planet is no longer moving in a forward motion at the same speed that it typically does.
Mercury is the planet of communication, travel, technology, connection with our fellow man. The emblem of the United States Postal Service features the seal of Mercury, denoting its importance in the realm of connection among mankind.
When this planet slows its roll, metaphorically speaking, it creates a fog in these realms: communication becomes difficult, technology becomes frazzled, travel becomes filled with snags. Yet, there is still something to be learned and gained from this transit.
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2. You Can’t Get Anything Done
While there may exist certain confusing forces or energies during this time, it is quite possible to get things done under this influence. Sure, it isn’t the best time to start new projects, make promises, or begin ventures. But working on current projects can flow quite smoothly during this time. It all depends on your attitude.
3. Results are Long-Lasting
Listen, confrontations and conflicts may occur during this time – but they likely won’t last forever. Just because a relationship or circumstance faces challenges during this time doesn’t mean that these fights will stand the test of time. Energies are tense during this influence and will likely level out when Mercury goes direct again.
4. It’s a Depressing Time
Each year holds its own unique challenges, and while certain issues might see more difficulty during a Mercury retrograde cycle, it can actually lead to personal growth. Challenges are what help shape you and make you resilient. This isn’t a time to get down in the dumps, it’s a time to praise yourself for all that you’re capable of facing.
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5. Relationships are Doomed
Some people feel like avoiding their partner altogether during this time is the best idea, but there’s no reason to take such drastic measures. Your relationship is either solid or perhaps on shaky ground due to many factors that have nothing to do with Mercury and its trajectory. While there may exist increased conflict during this time, a Mercury retrograde cycle will not destroy a relationship by itself.
6. You Can’t Make New Connections
Some people believe that connections made under this influence are doomed. This influence isn’t quite wired to encourage romance and connectivity, so there could actually be an argument made that connections made under this influence might be even stronger. Don’t deny fate for any planetary transit.
7. Strong Mercury Placements Won’t Feel the Effects
There is a widely held belief that people with a healthy Mercurial position in their chart are immune to retrograde; and while this guide is meant to debunk Mercury-retrograde-hysteria, make no mistake: everyone feels it.
If you know about this transit, you may be more inclined to pay attention to frustrations or conflicts that creep up during this time; however, this influence affects everyone, whether or not they are consciously aware of what is causing disruptions in their life.
8. Things Won’t Work Out
While Mercury retrograde isn’t the best time to start new projects, it won’t necessarily curtail every project that you currently have in motion. It’s true that this influence can make communication and negotiation more difficult, but nothing is impossible. Your attitude will greatly affect your experience with this transit.
9. Electronics Will Cease to Work Properly
Because Mercury affects communication, it can wreak havoc on electronics and technology – but it’s not as bad as you might think. Rather, this is primarily a warning to let you know that any technology that acts up right now is probably not broken. Give it time, let Mercury get back on track, and things will smooth out. But don’t throw your phone away from one little glitch right now.
10. You’ll Get Back Together With Your Ex
It is true that Mercury shakes up the flow of communication during this period, sometimes leading to unexpected reconnections with people from the past. Additionally, as Mercury slows down, we may spend more time reflecting on the past. Many people believe that Mercury retrograde increases your chances of reconciling with an ex or an estranged friend. However, this influence also reminds us of the issues and challenges we faced with these past relationships. So, take a closer look before diving back in.
Truth: Your Life Will Definitely Be Disrupted!
Some Mercury retrograde periods are milder than others; that’s why it’s so important to learn as much as you can about astrology. Understanding the surrounding celestial conditions of a Mercury retrograde period can help you better understand the effect that this transit will have on your life.
While many people may feel the effects of Mercury retrograde, it may also go unnoticed for a few. It is useful to know about this period to avoid frustrations if and when things go array, but Mercury retrograde is not a guarantee that your life will be disrupted. If you learn to tackle this transit head-on, you may even thrive off of Mercury’s lessons and find personal growth and evolution.
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Did you charge your crystals and your Tarot cards under last week’s Piscean New Moon? Did you update or revisit your vision board? Or maybe you took a more practical approach and simply set a few small (or big) goals for the next 2 weeks leading up to our next Full Moon (don’t miss it – check out our downloadable monthly astrological calendar here).
However you planted your New Moon seeds, as we enter the 3rd month of this new decade, it’s important to remember that everything you do now lays the foundation for the next 9 months of 2020, and the next 9 years of this decade. From one perspective, that means we’re 20% of the way through 2020 already! That may sound daunting to some, but the Universe has your back! So long as you keep your eyes and ears open for her messages, you’ll stay on your path – but don’t be afraid to wander off course if your heart wants to explore.
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We’re working this week with a lot of Water and Earth energies with the Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Neptune moving through Pisces and Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn. Water nourishes Earth, and Earth provides stability and containment for Water. So, while you’re likely to experience some emotional turbulence, it may be easier now for you to create something tangible out of those feelings and get grounded again. That said, Water and Earth are slower-moving energies, so offer yourself (and others) a little extra time and patience, especially when it comes to decision-making this week.
Enjoy the last week of February, and here’s to an amazing March! Let’s start this month off right.
Planetary Locations During February 24 – March 1, 2020
• Sun: Pisces (February 18, 2020 – March 20, 2020)
• Mercury: Pisces (February 3, 2020 – March 3, 2020)
• Venus: Aries (February 7, 2020 – March 5, 2020)
• Mars: Capricorn (February 16, 2020 – March 29, 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 24 – March 1, 2020
Monday, February 24
- Venus in Aries square Jupiter in Capricorn: In impulsive Fire sign Aries, pleasure planet Venus is all about full-speed fun. But, when forming a tense square angle to lucky Jupiter in hardworking Capricorn, it might be difficult for you to find the focus and drive to buckle down on more serious matters and responsibilities.
Tuesday, February 25
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Wednesday, February 26
- Mercury in Pisces sextile Mars in Capricorn: Cerebral Mercury in dreamy Pisces can mean a lot of sudden stops and starts in your conversations, daily travels, and tech tools. Luckily though, a supportive sextile with driven Mars in Capricorn will give your reflexes and your mind an extra boost, helping you overcome obstacles and push through standstills.
Thursday, February 27
Friday, February 28
- Venus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn: Still in Aries, Venus just wants to play, but when forming a square with shadowy Pluto in Capricorn, be prepared for some head-butting and tension in your relationships, especially when it comes to power and control.
- Mercury in Pisces sextile Uranus in Taurus: A Uranus-Mercury sextile is a great aspect under which to exercise your mind. Expansive Uranus in supportive Taurus offers a grounding energy that will enable your Mercurial mind to see the world around you from totally new perspectives, and to make some solid action plans that will carry you closer to your goals.
Saturday, February 29
Sunday, March 1
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Rose quartz consistently proves itself as a favorite among crystal enthusiasts and there is a reason why. This powerful and nurturing crystal has extraordinary benefits, especially in the realm of love and relationships.
Many lightworkers and energyworkers believe crystals take on personalities of their own. A black tourmaline piece can sit quietly in the corner like a brooding teenager who seemingly has little to say, but once you engage them in meaningful conversation, out comes the ferocity and strength, ready to repel anything and anyone that wishes to do them harm. Angelite is like that one friend you can always turn to and rely on, who will drop everything to help you and leave you feeling positive about the future, no matter how low you felt when you first started chatting to them. Aventurine is like that pep-talking teacher at school who pushed you to do your best, endlessly motivating you so you could achieve your goals.
In the same vein, rose quartz reminds me of some kind of cheery, beaming fairy godmother, bringing sparkles of love and joy into our lives.
The intriguing thing about rose quartz is that it actually looks and feels loving. The pink beauty of rose quartz inspires affection and warmth simply from looking at it and harnessing its energy when it is in your hand is even more wonderful. Legend says that Cupid and Eros brought this stone to earth to restore love to all mankind.
Anything to do with love and rose quartz is right there by your side, encouraging and inspiring you to remember that there is no greater power than that of love. This delicate pink stone motivates love for others, love for self, love for the natural world and love for all of humanity. Despite its gentle aura, it is one of the most powerful crystals there is.
So how can rose quartz help you? Read on to discover more about the fairy godmother of all crystals!
Rose Quartz’s Healing Properties
Most crystals have healing properties to some degree, but rose quartz is particularly good for healing areas of the heart that have been damaged. Relationship break-ups, infidelity, bereavement, separation, unrequited love – anything where the heart has taken a beating, the gentle and soothing energy of rose quartz can help restore a wounded heart to its original status. The rose quartz is especially good for healing the Heart chakra.
Encourages Love for Self
Self-love is one of the most important types of love and sadly many people struggle with loving and appreciating themselves. This frame of mind often presents itself as a blockage, disabling people from reaching their true potential. A lack of self-love can lead to self-loathing, low-self-esteem and also attract unhealthy relationships, because others who also struggle in this area will be drawn to you as your vibrational levels will be similar. Rose quartz can promote greater self-love and an awareness of your positive and endearing qualities, raising your vibrational levels in the process.
Encourages Openness in Relationships
One obstacle that features often in relationships that are imbalanced and out of sync is a lack of openness. This can be due to a variety of reasons:
- Fear of expressing oneself
- An emotional or mental blockage within the body
- An (often self-perceived) inability to express oneself
- Apathy or disregard for others’ feelings
Rose quartz is so healing and encouraging that it helps people push through the obstacles that face them in relationships and teaches people to be in harmony with one another. The more open you are with your loved one, the stronger your bond will become. The crystal of love uses its energy to push for greater receptivity and honesty, dispelling fear in the process.
Rose Quartz Increases Love for Humanity & the Planet
This crystal helps to teach us that the more we feel love for our environment, the animals and mankind as a whole, the more we can raise the vibrational levels of the planet and push ourselves forward towards a brighter and fairer future, one which is based on love and compassion, as opposed to materialism and self-gain.
Rose quartz is very good for anyone who feels disconnected from their fellow human beings, which can sometimes happen as a result of feeling too much pain witnessing the suffering of another. Rose quartz enables a person to be strong enough to withstand the horrors of the world, while being caring enough to take action.
As we move into the Age of Aquarius and anticipate great change coming our way, rose quartz is one of the most potent crystals we can use as we encourage greater love, not only between each other but for the animals and environment that we have been tasked with caring for.
How to Use Rose Quartz
It is not difficult to use rose quartz in your day-to-day. Simply wear it around your neck or wrist; or put a piece of it in your pocket. Sleep with one of them under your pillow so that the loving vibrations can reach your subconscious mind as you sleep. Keep clusters of it in your home to keep your domestic environment bright and peaceful. The energy of rose quartz will naturally expand its rays to you and your atmosphere, promoting joy and love while dispelling negative energy.
Of the many, many stones in the crystal world, I count rose quartz as a genius in its own right. In the words of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
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Welcome to your astrology forecast for the week of March 23-29, beautiful souls!
This week is all about your passion and sparking new ideas with the New Moon in Aries that occurs on Tuesday, March 24th. With both the Sun and Moon in Aries you and everyone will have a boost of confidence and be aware this energy can also make us temperamental so don’t engage with people looking for a fight. This week is likely to feel like the first day of college where all possibilities lay before you and you feel ready to have new exciting experiences.
This week is about initiating new creative projects and beginning a new chapter in your life that feels more authentic than ever before. Get ready to look and launch into new directions and break free of the need to please others if it means not being yourself. In this window without retrogrades, we can really aim high and move forward with the energetic Fire of Aries that pushes forward through obstacles and magnetizes opportunities.
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This week can be fun for romance with Venus transiting Taurus still and the confident Aries energy beckoning us to start something passionate with our charming and heightened self-esteem. You could see new love or new interest spark this week as people are more ready to just be direct and express what they feel.
With Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday having the Sun and Moon in Aries, you can expect people to blow a fuse or two at work or at home so keep it cool and get yourself outside to exercise so you don’t let all the energy stay pent up inside. Try not to let people’s bluntness offend you because they are pretty much going to be unable to censor what they say.
Planetary Locations During March 23-29, 2020:
• Sun: Aries (March 21, 2020 – April 19, 2020)
• Mercury: Pisces (March 16, 2020 – April 26, 2020)
• Mars: Capricorn (February 16, 2020 – March 29, 2020)
• Jupiter: Capricorn (December 2, 2019 – December 19, 2020)
• Saturn: Aquarius (March 21, 2020 – July 1, 2020)
• Uranus: Taurus (January 10, 2020 – August 14, 2020)
• Neptune: Pisces (Until January 2026)
• Pluto: Capricorn (Until October 12, 2024)
Daily Snapshots for March 23-29, 2020:
Monday, March 23
Sun: Aries – We want to break free of boring routines and try something totally new. We struggle with impatience. We are confident, outgoing, and see how to work through obstacles.
Moon: Pisces – Emotions are leading us today and we are more impulsive wanting to spend time with others instead of attending to responsibility. We notice beautiful things and want to have fun.
- Mars (Capricorn) conjunct Pluto (Capricorn): Our passion harmonizes with our dark-side which could mean we are able to express our true desires. You can see how you block yourself from being honest in work out of fear. It also might allow you to heal issues with coworkers or clarify your bigger life goals.
Tuesday, March 24
Moon: Aries – We are looking for fun and ready to get things done. We can speak without thinking under this influence. We are inspired to take new risks and be bold in our choices.
Wednesday, March 25
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Thursday, March 26
Friday, March 27
Moon: Taurus – We are more interested in slowing down to smell the roses and allow ourselves to enjoy life. We do not want to be told what to do. We feel like doing less and indulging a bit.
Saturday, March 28
- Venus (Taurus) trine Pluto (Capricorn): There is supportive energy in artistic endeavors and we have the energy to work on old projects. We may find ourselves wanting to change our image or decor. We can see our blocks to love easier under this influence and may realize how to overcome subconscious patterns blocking our success in work.
- Venus (Taurus) trine Jupiter (Capricorn): We can attract wealth through design and creative expression, especially things built by hand. We are ready to take action to get ourselves out there in love. We are drawn to people with a sense of style and may find opportunities to work in creative ways.
Sunday, March 29
Moon: Gemini – We are talkative, energetic, and unfocused under this influence. We want to explore and play. We are inclined to tell white lies and need to be careful not to over-commit ourselves.
What’s up in the stars today? Check your free Daily Horoscope – here on Astrology Answers!
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We’re in Aries season once again, marking the beginning of a new astrological year and a fresh start.
Aries possess a fiery, driven, magnetic nature that draws people in, intriguing them with their passionate personality. As with any sign, however, there are positive and negative traits; and the negative traits are more likely to rise to the surface when the body’s vibration is out of balance. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help every Aries learn how to balance the vibrations in the body, release negativity, and present their best selves to the world around them.
Each of us have seven major chakras within the body that act as spinning wheels of energy, sending a current of vibrations through our being. Balancing the chakras is important for every sign under the Sun, and when our chakras are balanced, we’re better able to go with the flow of life’s waves.
For Aries, misaligned chakras can cause impatience, reckless behavior, and outbursts of anger, as the fire inside is no longer tame and able to burn out of control. Using the power of astrology, we can examine the best methods for Aries to maintain healthy chakras that will allow positivity and confidence to penetrate their every cell.
Before exploring these methods, it would be useful (and fun) to take a look at the personality traits that make Aries so unique and intriguing.
Aries Personality Traits
Aries is the Cardinal Fire sign, and the Aries season jumpstarts the astrological year. Think about the feeling of rejuvenation and motivation that you get when the New Year rolls around and it’s time for new beginnings; that hopefulness and drive are represented in the Aries’ enthusiastic spirit.
Positive Traits Include:
Negative Traits Include:
- Quick to anger
Each sign in the zodiac carries both positive and negative traits; however, the negative traits are more likely to present themselves when the chakras are blocked. When we take a look at the chakras and their astrological associations, it becomes easier to find useful solutions for bringing balance to any sign.
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Aries Chakra Work
Aries is ruled by the planet Mars, an assertive, aggressive planet that inspires action and drive. While it’s important for any sign to balance all seven of the major chakras, the chakra most deeply connected with Aries’ energy is the Solar Plexus chakra. This chakra is associated with Mars, and when an Aries’ chakras seem to be acting up, the Solar Plexus is most likely to be the culprit causing disruptions.
The Solar Plexus is also known as Manipura in Sanskrit, meaning “lustrous gem.” This chakra is located behind the navel, in the center of the stomach. The phrase associated with the Solar Plexus is, “I do,” perfectly aligning with the driven spirit of Aries.
When the Solar Plexus is functioning properly, an Aries will feel confident and motivated, ready to take on the world to achieve their desires. You’ll feel like you’re on the right path, able to follow your instincts and take the necessary risks to move towards your goals and dreams.
However, when this chakra is blocked or overactive, you can feel irritable, impatient, reckless, or quick-to-anger. For the Aries, maintaining the Solar Plexus and keeping it healthy is crucial for positivity and high vibrations within the spirit.
How to Balance Your Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus is the third of the seven major chakras, and balancing this chakra will encourage the best, most inspiring aspects of the Aries’ personality shine through. While the following information focuses on maintaining Solar Plexus health, it is also important to spend time harmonizing all chakras within the body.
Crystal healing is recommended for a myriad of the challenges we face in life, and it is a particularly beneficial practice for clearing and healing chakras.
Blue kyanite is the first crystal recommended because it works to naturally balance all chakras. This stone is emotionally healing and will allow positive, healing energy to flow through each of the body’s chakras.
Citrine is associated with the Solar Plexus, as well as all three Fire signs, making this one of the most potent stones you can work with. This crystal enhances confidence and luck, allowing you to attract fortunate circumstances and chance opportunities. Citrine connects to the part of yourself that regulates self-esteem and allows you to recognize your talents and abilities.
Fire agate, peridot, and tiger’s eye are all stones that are associated with the Solar Plexus. Working with these stones will bring harmony and balance to this chakra.
Working with the Rainbow
Each chakra is associated with a certain color—the Solar Plexus vibrates with the warm, friendly hues of sunshine. Surrounding yourself with the color yellow sends healing energy to your Solar Plexus. Whether you incorporate golden shades into your wardrobe or choose to paint a picture of a canary-yellow sky, bringing more of this hue into your field of vision will be beneficial when balancing this chakra.
Fresh Fruits & Veggies
Eating yellow foods is another way to consume more of the sunny hues associated with your Solar Plexus. Yellow peppers, mangoes, bananas, pineapple, summer squash, lemons, saffron, and turmeric are all recommended as they connect to this chakra.
Yoga is an activity that balances the body and the mind, sending healing, optimistic energy throughout the body. Prayer, bow, and pose are three particularly healing poses for the Solar Plexus. A Sun salutation helps cleanse and unblock all seven of the major chakras.
Meditation is another great way to soothe the Solar Plexus. Close your eyes, breathe in, and imagine a golden light flowing down to the area just behind your navel. With each exhale, imagine negativity flowing out of your body and dissipating harmlessly within the air around you.
Positive affirmations are especially useful for balancing this chakra because the Solar Plexus is so connected to our sense of self-worth and confidence. Try making daily affirmations, reminding yourself that you are talented, loving, and unique.
Digging Those Aries Vibes
When your power chakra, the Sacral Plexus, is open and flowing, you have more power within yourself to flow with your true nature. Increasing your confidence and connection to the Universe through these Solar Plexus exercises will help you embrace and feel gratitude for your beautiful nature.
Maintain health and harmony in the Solar Plexus chakra for amplified Aries vibes that will attract the relationships and opportunities you’ve always wanted.
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Crystals are a gift from Mother Nature that are said to provide natural, healing energy that can combat mental, physical, and emotional ailments. The power of crystals is talked about more and more each day; but when you’re just beginning to dive into the world of stones, it can feel a little overwhelming.
“Which crystal should I start with?”
“What’s the best crystal to work with?”
When you’re faced with a world of healing crystals, you might not know where to begin! That’s why we’ve created this guide that will walk you through the benefits of crystal healing, as well as the best crystals to work with on your journey towards learning more about gemstones and their amazing benefits.
How Does Crystal Healing Work?
We know that everything on this Earth is made of some kind of energy, and the energy of crystals is a natural elixir for so many of our human conditions. While you should always consult with your physician regarding physical illnesses or diseases, crystals emit energy and vibrations that penetrate our being and send healing energy to our wounded areas—whether physical or emotional.
The basis of crystal healing relies on the belief that negative energy can be fed, shifted, transformed, and healed by other forms of positive energy. In fact, crystal healing dates back as far as 6000 years ago, showing us that this technique of energy transformation is ancient and effective. There may not exist scientific data to confirm the healing benefits of working with crystals, the practice is metaphysical and mystical by nature. In other words, crystal healing depends on your faith.
If a person who has no faith in crystal healing tries working with a piece of confidence-inducing citrine, there’s a good chance that they won’t feel a thing. While crystals possess their own unique energy, your spirit must be receptive to their healing powers for that energy to penetrate your being.
Crystals connect us to nature and give us an organic alternative to many of the man-made treatments that come with so many side-effects.
What Crystals Should I Start With?
If you’re interested in getting involved with crystal healing but you’re not sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place.
While each and every crystal under the Sun possesses its own unique energy and healing powers, there are certain crystals that are known for their intensely restorative, naturally curative energy.
If you haven’t yet begun to build your crystal collection, the following crystals are the best place to start.
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Amethyst is one of the most well-known crystals for healing. Amethyst is famous for its ability to vastly increase willpower and self-control, and connects to the Crown chakra.
The word amethystos is Greek and means “not drunk,” a tribute to this stones ability to help you avoid over-indulging in things that are not healthy for your body.
This stone also increases intuition, clears negative energy, and relieves stress.
Citrine is an excellent stone to start building your collection with because it’s one of the few crystals that never require cleansing, so powerful are its own cleansing properties.
This stone is known as the Merchant’s Stone because it attracts abundance, fortune, and luck. Citrine increases confidence and self-assurance, and it connects to the Solar Plexus chakra, sending healing energy in that area.
This stone allows you to feel more generous with those around you, because it reminds you that you are a naturally abundant creature who receives all you need from the Universe.
Clear quartz is known as the master healer of the stones. Some even suggest that clear quartz is the most powerfully healing crystal that exists.
It is also referred to as the Stone of Power because it energizes and strengthens the body and mind. This crystal amplifies and intention or any form of energy, making it a great stone to work with in conjunction with other crystals. Clear quartz protects you from negative energy, helps you connect to your higher self, and alleviates physical pain.
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Fluorite is a powerful crystal for aural work. This stone sends stabilizing, cleansing energy throughout the aura, removing negative energy and infusing optimism within the spirit.
Fluorite reduces stress and boosts self-confidence. This stone encourages positivity and balance within the body. Mentally, fluorite increases concentration and allows you to focus on the task at hand.
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Labradorite is known as the Stone of Magic because of its transformative, spiritual powers. This stone allows us to see the situations and relationships in our life that need to change.
Labradorite connects you to your higher, more spiritual self, and allows you to hear the wisdom coming from within. This is one of the best crystals to work with when you need clarity because it cuts through illusions and brings you to the truth of a situation. Labradorite is also beneficial for reducing fear and anxiety, as well as increasing imaginative energy.
When you need grounding energy, turn to hematite. This stone is known for its ability to absorb negative energy and provide a sense of calm to those working with it.
This stone connects to the Root chakra, sending restorative energy to this chakra and giving you a sense of security and peace. Hematite provides balance and emotional equilibrium, reducing stress and connecting you to your higher spiritual energies.
How to Work with Crystals
Now that you know the best crystals with, let’s explore some of the ways that you can work with them. Crystal healing is intuitive, and many of these crystals will give you a sense of how best to utilize their healing energy. But there are a few techniques that are well-known for getting the most out of your healing crystals.
Meditation is beneficial for so many things, and crystal healing is no exception. If you have an existing meditation routine, you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to include the power of crystal healing into your practices.
Simply choose the crystal that you want to work with and place it in the palm of your hand. If you’re working with a crystal that infuses positive energy, place it in your left hand, which is your receiving side.
If you need a crystal to absorb negative energy, place it in your right hand, which is the side that gives energy.
One of the easiest and most efficient methods of crystal healing is to create an elixir.
Choose the crystal that you want to work with and place it in a glass. Fill the glass with drinking water and wait for at least 30 minutes. Remove the crystal and drink in the healing energy. This method is effective for mental and emotional healing, but allowing the crystal’s energy to penetrate your cells is particularly useful for physical ailments.
You might be surprised to learn that you don’t actually have to do anything to benefit from the healing power of crystals other than to be in their presence. You can place a chunk of citrine on your work desk to improve your confidence and increase your cash flow. Or, you can keep a piece of clear quartz in your left pocket for healing energy throughout the day.
Have Faith in Crystal Healing
One of the only stipulations with crystal healing is that your own energy, your own faith, contributes to the effectiveness of each stone.
When you believe in the power of crystal healing, you open your heart, mind, and body to the energy flowing your way.
Start with a few crystals, use whatever method of crystal healing that makes you feel comfortable, and keep the faith.
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Deep intuitive insights are one of the most valuable things we can have when choosing which path to take in our career, who to date, and how to maintain a sense of happiness in life. One way to get these insights is with the help of oracle cards.
Now if you’re wondering, what are oracle cards? Don’t worry about it! We will help you understand this great tool so you feel comfortable picking them up and getting these important messages.
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Oracle cards are a great way to start opening your intuitive gifts and connect to your spiritual guides. They are a divination tool that can have different themes depending on the writer and artist. The cards use a combination of symbols, colors, and words to help you tap into higher vibrations of consciousness that allow you to know what the best decisions are. You can use oracle card readings for yourself personally or they are also great to use to help friends and clients.
Oracle card decks are often what people start with then wanting to explore their intuition because there is less to learn than with oracles Tarot cards which are divided into groups that have specific meanings. You can literally pull out an oracle card deck with little or no experience with its chosen topic and still find helpful guidance. The more you get used to doing oracle card spreads the more comfortable you’ll feel choosing which spread to use in which situation.
Types of Oracle Readings:
When you pull a card, you will get specific insights based on the question you frame in your mind beforehand. So before you even try a spread, it’s important to know the type of questions that will be useful to help you. Generally, it’s not useful to ask what is going to happen in the future or what someone else is thinking or doing.
This is because it doesn’t empower you to create the best possible outcome by changing your energy in the present. This type of understanding will come over time so if it doesn’t yet make sense, keep practicing these questions below, and you’ll start to see how you are co-creating with the Universe.
These are the 3 main areas people tend to want to look into in a reading to help them get clarity on how to best proceed. Here are some sample questions you can use when you do the simple oracle card spreads below.
- What is blocking me in love?
- How can I best open myself to new love?
- What do I need to heal to improve my love life?
- What does this person represent or what are they here to teach me in my soul’s path?
- Is this relationship or person in alignment with my highest good?
- What do I need to know about my current career?
- What can I do to expand my success?
- How can I align with my soul purpose?
- How can I heal to move forward with my career?
- What do I need to know about my energy?
- How can I change my mind to help bring healing?
- What is most affecting my health?
- How can I improve my health?
Simple Oracle Spreads:
These simple spreads involve 1-3 cards and are just as powerful as complex spreads. Often the more clear we are about our question, the more clear the answer is which we get from the cards. You don’t necessarily get more clarity by pulling more cards. Advanced card readers still use simple spreads and often prefer them.
1-Card Draw for Daily Guidance
The question you want to ask for this is, “what do I need to know about today?” This question will help you strengthen your intuition if you pull a card for the day each morning. Ask to be guided to use your energy in the best possible way today with the card you pull. This specific intention will help you focus your intuition instead of picking up on fear-based insights.
There are 2 ways to do this.
- Shuffle the deck until you feel you should stop and take the top card.
- Alternatively, shuffle the cards and then spread them out in a fan shape. Let your hand move over the cards and see where your attention is drawn subtly without over-analyzing. Pick the card that seems to call to you.
3-Card Decision Spread
This is a 3-card spread that can help you see what the energy of one thing or another represents in your life. Let’s say you are trying to decide which college to attend and one school will bring great friendships while the other will help you create discipline. Neither is necessarily good nor bad but each represents different experiences. This spread helps you intuitively sense the emotional opportunities available in each so you can choose.
- Card 1 represents the situation of which you are asking about, i.e. going to college.
- Card 2 will represent one of your choices which you will choose before pulling the card.
- Card 3 will represent the energy associated with the other choice.
Your intuition will help you interpret what each experience would feel like. Notice whether it’s light or heavy, constricting or expansive in your body when you look at the card. Notice what impressions come to mind when you pull the cards because this spread can also help you see if you’re being limited in your thinking and could help you see that it’s not time to make a decision or there are more options which you haven’t considered.
Past-Present-Future 3-Card Spread
Sometimes it’s good to use this spread just see where you are as a general check-in for yourself or a friend. This can be a good starting point and can help you find where to look deeper. If things seem to be going well, this can help you see what potential you have to expand. You don’t always have to be solving a crisis when pulling cards. This is also a good ice-breaker to get your intuition flowing when offering a reading.
- Past: This represents a period you have gone through which likely influenced your current state. For some, this may represent one major event, for others, a longer learning cycle.
- Present: This just represents the energy you’re currently in and where your mind is. This will usually feel spot on to your emotional state although sometimes it helps you see what you may be ignoring.
- Current Future Projection: This shows where the energy is pointing which can be shifted with intention and by taking responsibility for your own thoughts to create different energy.
You can also check-in with a situation or part of your life such as love, career, or health using this spread. This spread is helpful because it empowers you to see how you are creating the energy in these areas of life to illuminate how you can shift.
Larger Oracle Spreads:
If you feel drawn to trying a slightly more complex spread, try this 5-card spread. There are many spreads and you will find what you are drawn to use. The Celtic cross spread, for example, is a 10-card spread that is more complex and often used in Tarot. Although, it may not give the same straight forward advice that you can get from a simple card spread.
This 5-card spread might help you dive deeper after an initial oracle card spread. This can help you get more insight into something you’re having trouble accepting or a situation that is challenging you.
- Present: Where the situation currently stands energetically.
- Past: The energy that preceded or brought about this situation.
- Future: The current projection of this situation.
- Reason: A deeper spiritual look at why this is in your path.
- Potential: How this could inevitably bring growth or stagnation.
When you pull each card, it can help to write down your impressions since there are more cards. This can help you distill the message and keep the impressions as you pull cards so you can get the overall picture. Writing down which cards you pull also allows you to return to the spread and reflect on it.
Be Your Own Oracle!
Some people have developed a negative association with the Tarot cards and feel afraid when cards like Death and The Devil pop up due to associations they carry with these words. While a seasoned Tarot reader understands these cards are not bad omens, a person new to getting a reading may be spooked by the names themselves. In order to be sensitive to different people’s associations with certain words or even just your own, it’s perfectly fine to use oracle cards that resonate with you or the situation.
Oracle cards have many themes and you can intuitively choose the cards that you find call to you or you feel will make someone else feel at ease. Because intuitive information comes when we are in a relaxed state, oracle cards are a great way to create a bridge into the intuitive world. The artists often create warm and uplifting images that soothe the mind and lift our spirits.
If you’re on the go and want a reading, simply use our free daily Tarot reading and you can always expand on your card spread by reading your daily horoscope!
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April is a huge month this year, and that’s coming as no surprise.
As Aries season kicks off in the year of The Emperor (according to the Tarot), AKA: Major Arcana card number 4, we can cue the dramatic music for the 4th month of 2020. 4’s are everywhere! Synchronicities, anyone?
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We’ve pulled one Tarot card each from the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana to find out what the energy of your April looks like for your zodiac sign.
Enjoy, and find your Tarotscope below!
Your April 2020 Tarotscope:
Aries: The Magician & 9 of Wands
The Magician, the magical card of creation, passion, and channeling the love of work and hobbies into something productive, is something that energetic Aries are always well-acquainted with. However, this month, the 9 of Wands brings a more cautious energy, meaning that surrounding environments are placing you and other ram friends on edge.
At times, it may literally feel like you’re in the middle of a battleground, making calculated moves to get through. Nonetheless, remaining productive and optimistic in these times of stress looks like your plan of action, and it certainly is a productive one.
Taurus: The High Priestess & King of Pentacles (Reversed)
A Taurus is typically abundant in one way or another, and finds and appreciates material stability with ease. This month, however, the King of Pentacles in reverse signals that something is seriously out of place with your material world, which is no fun at all for any Taurus.
Thankfully, The High Priestess is here to bring some of that ease back into your life. In a world that may be stressful and causing the most chaotic of external circumstances, it looks like this April forces you instead to focus on the internal world – including your intuition, creativity, and values and ideals.
Embrace the temporary change and dip further into the dreamy world of The High Priestess for the best April experience.
Gemini: Justice & 8 of Cups
Last month, we saw a need to rebalance and regenerate any lost energy for you, Gemini. This month is no different, although it may have to do with more of an emotional imbalance than before. While it may feel like one disappointment after another this April, the challenge being given to you is Justice – or, in other words, the challenge of balancing itself.
You may also receive a few moral dilemmas this April. Look out also for situations and issues that challenge your values and moral stance on things, and stay true to what you believe in.
Cancer: The Chariot & Knight of Wands (Reversed)
This month looks to be one of building for you, Cancer. Many of you might begin building new routines (and thus burning old ones to the ground), building new projects, and overall setting foundations for the future. It isn’t easy work, but you know in your heart of hearts that it’s worthwhile work.
While you may not see the results instantaneously, there’s a long-term goal at stake. However, you might still want to be careful about burning yourself out too quickly, and not giving yourself enough time to rest. Be sure to schedule some break time in there somewhere, and don’t be too concerned about losing traction!
You won’t lose that momentum just because of a break or two!
Leo: Wheel of Fortune (Reversed) & 2 of Cups (Reversed)
Last month was a bit difficult for you, lion friends, and this month, you may be feeling out of sync as a whole with the world around you. Expect miscommunications, as well as the feeling that you’re not quite being heard or understood.
This goes for your interpersonal relationships, but it may also feel to be the case with you and the universe, feeling as though you don’t know anymore what the world’s plan is for you and what that means for your immediate plans of action. This will pass!
Take a few steps back, some deep breaths, and remember that alone time is A-okay in the meantime.
Virgo: The Moon (Reversed) & 6 of Swords
You look to be moving forward, and in many instances, this means moving away from things. Whether you’re physically going to find yourself moving to a new environment or simply need to find a change of pace in your habits and routines, it is clear that the present situation just no longer will be working for you anymore, Virgo.
However, while you seem determined to make these changes, your vision for the long-term future, as well as your intuition, may be a little more clouded than usual this month. Feel free to proceed with your plans for this April as you would like, but keep in mind that a couple of meditation sessions to clear any mental fog may do you good this month.
Libra: The Fool & 5 of Swords
This April brings forth a clean slate for you, Libra. However, with new adventures, bright eyes, and that clean slate can come fresh challenges as well. In particular, you may want to look out for miscommunication with some of the relationships in your life.
Not everyone may fit now with your new pace and way of doing things, and it’s natural to outgrow people in the process of change and chaos. While your changes were ultimately for your own greater good, don’t be surprised when this means needing to find new interpersonal connections too.
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Scorpio: The Sun & 6 of Wands
Let’s be honest: if there’s anyone who thrives under chaotic circumstances of mass change, it’s you, Scorpio. You’re no stranger to transformation, being ruled by the planet of rebirth itself, Pluto. So, this month, while everything comes to a head, you can expect to personally be thriving.
With both The Sun and 6 of Wands at play, you’re about to have a month of fun, success, and achievement with your goals and endeavors this April. Just remember that if you can share the success, you should! What goes around comes around.
Sagittarius: The Emperor (Reversed) & Queen of Cups (Reversed)
Emotions run high for you this month, Sagittarius. You might find yourself completely angry one day, and in tears the next – perhaps you’re taking in too much of the collective energy all at once. It’s important this month for you to find emotional boundaries now with not only the people around you, but the world at large. For you, wise archer, there is often nothing more that you want than to be of help and assistance and revolutionize the world with your next philosophical idea.
However, it may feel like no one is listening now, and instead, you’re finding yourself getting lost in the sea of ideas. It’s time to tune out this April, if you can. Take a break from the worldly community for a bit, and find some peace in your own mental space for some time.
Capricorn: The Lovers & King of Cups
This month is one of fostering love and family for you, Capricorn. Whatever family and friends and those special relationships may look like for you in your life, it’s time to pay extra special attention to them all this April. You look to inhabit a softer and more emotional, but still strong energy (in true Capricorn style) this month, and are likely to strike a strong (positive) chord with people this month through conversation and your acts of kindness.
Something about the way you communicate this month, as well as the messages you relay to people, is really beautiful and important to those around you, so don’t be afraid to speak up and say what’s on your mind.
Aquarius: The Hanged Man (Reversed) & Queen of Swords (Reversed)
Your mental headspace seems cloudy this month, Aquarius. Stress, overthinking, and a lack of leadership in your life (or perhaps leadership that is less than ideal for you) is taking over your April. Even further, it looks like you may feel like there’s no time to sit down and breathe in all the chaos. However, it’s incredibly important with both these reversed energies at play that you try to find ways to go with the flow rather than against the current.
Take breaks from the chaos in creative ways, even if it’s only 5 minutes of a mental break per day. The conscious decision to slow down is going to be crucial to your emotional and mental health this month. Stay strong, we’re rooting for you, water-bearer friends!
Pisces: Strength (Reversed) & 5 of Wands (Reversed)
Discord is all around you this month, Pisces, both internally and externally. With Strength in reverse, thankfully, it looks like you are attempting to close your doors and say “no” to the chaos and focus a little more on your physical, mental, and emotional health, recognizing that it is starting from within that you will be able to truly be of assistance to others later.
Keep up that mindset and course of action throughout April and don’t let the disagreement, conflict, and disarray of the outside world get to you. You will be more than helpful in due time!
A Final Reminder
So much may come to a head in this crucial month of the 2020 year, but that doesn’t mean that you’re alone or that you have nowhere to turn to. Keep your Tarotscope as a reminder in your back pocket, and think of it as a valuable resource throughout the most trying of times.
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!
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As good for us as it is, meditation is one of those things that can be really hard to sink your teeth into. Anyone who has tried to meditate on their first try knows that, even though sitting still, silent, and without thinking sounds like it should be a piece of cake, it can really be anything but that. Like any other hobby, skill, or talent, meditation takes practice, dedication, and a lot of effort in order to see progress being made. This is why meditating at least once per day is helpful — you’re allowing the progress to build up over time in a natural way without forcing everything at once.
Such is why Tarot and meditation go together so well! Tarot, too, takes a lot of time, practice, and dedication to get the skill of reading cards down. But when coupling the two worlds, you’re really also tackling two birds with one stone, and potentially making for a magical (and excellent learning) experience.
There are two primary, easy-breezy ways that you can bring Tarot into your daily meditation, either to enhance your meditation session, get some clarity on a Tarot card, or strengthen your knowledge and depth of understanding of Tarot. Read on to learn about them!
1. Use Tarot to set the intention for your meditation session.
Consider this method like a guided meditation — except no one is actually guiding you except the Tarot cards! Before meditating, initiate a Tarot reading just like you usually would, and try this simple three-card spread:
- Card 1. What is an energy, attitude, or feeling that I need to release before meditating?
- Card 2. What is an energy, attitude, or feeling I need to come into before meditating?
- Card 3. What should be my intention for this meditation session?
Below is an example of how one might use and interpret this spread!
Card 1: 4 of Swords
As a card on rest, healing, rejuvenation, and strong intuition in of itself, perhaps this would indicate the need to let go of preconceived notions of what meditation is. Sometimes it’s not as simple as laying down and receiving all the healing, answers, and strength you need! This card in this position is a reminder that it would be time to release any ideas about dramatic and magical meditation practices, and let the feel of the practice come to you naturally.
Card 2: 8 of Pentacles
This card represents hard work, determination, and a lot of focus. It recognizes that there is a journey to successful outcomes, and nothing can blossom overnight. When it comes to an attitude that you need to adopt in meditation, this may be indicating that you have to be able to see meditation as a long path, not just a destination. This is a practice you will have to work on continuously!
Card 3: The Sun
The Sun is a Tarot card of immense joy, often reminiscent of childhood innocence, fun, and excitement! This could mean that for this meditation session, maintaining an attitude of simple, fun, and breezy should be adopted. It doesn’t have to always be an intense introspective healing session!
2. Use meditation to unlock your understanding of a Tarot card.
Conversely, meditation can be a benefit for your Tarot card reading skills! A common mistake many make when reading Tarot cards is re-drawing cards when a Tarot card doesn’t make sense to them in a Tarot spread. If something doesn’t make sense, or you simply really want to make sure you’re letting a card meaning sink in, meditating can do the trick.
This is because sometimes we don’t necessarily need more thoughts, answers, or insight, but need to clear our minds and trust that the answer already exists within us — because it probably already does! Consider undertaking a 10-15 minute meditation session, and setting the intention of clearing your mind, while only letting in genuine intuitive thoughts.
Leave a journal out so that you can pick it up easily once the meditation session is over, and quickly write down any notes that came to you during the session, or after it ended!d breezy should be adopted. It doesn’t have to always be an intense introspective healing session!
A Final Reminder
How you learn and understand meditation and Tarot is up to you, but it can certainly help to learn both practices day by day, and in moderation. Like a vitamin, meditation can do a lot of good if it is taken everyday, and allowed the time to develop healthily in your system as it needs to.
Ultimately though, whether you use any of the above methods, try out some entirely different meditation methods, or scrap the practice entirely and come back to it later, the journey to successful and beneficial meditative practices is uniquely yours.
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The Chinese Zodiac consists of 12 animals, each of which rules a year. According to the year of your birth and depending on what animal rules that year, you will exhibit qualities and characteristics of the animal. You could call it an ‘animal spirit’ almost, which influences your behavior, thought patterns and beliefs.
The 12 animals are (in order): Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.
Each animal possesses their own unique set of talents and characteristics.
Dragons, for example, are known for being powerful and energetic; a person born in the Year of the Dragon would, therefore, have a powerful and energetic spirit. Rabbits are gentle and accommodating; so someone born in the Year of the Rabbit would have a gentle and accommodating spirit.
The Chinese Zodiac, Explained:
The Rising Sign
As well as the main year sign, there is also the Rising Sign. Fans of Western Astrology will recognize this as the sign that represents the hour of your birth; it governs how you present yourself to the world and your outward style. It is the same in the Chinese Zodiac, where your Rising Sign will rule your image and outward manner.
So if you were born in the Hours of the Dog, you will likely come across as a serious sort of person but deeply loyal and also fierce. If you were born in the Hours of the Tiger, you will often have a powerful aura about you and take pride in your appearance. If you were born in the Hours of the Pig, you will seem relatively approachable and pleasant.
The 5 Elements
The Chinese Zodiac has five different elements that govern the signs:
Each year will have its own special element, but each animal is ruled by a specific element (for example, if you were born in 1986, you would be a Fire Tiger, but the Tiger itself is ruled by wood).
Each element also brings its own characteristics to the individual. Wood brings a calming and diplomatic energy; Fire brings energy and dynamism; Earth brings practicality and the ability to focus; Metal brings drive and ambition; Water brings emotional and intuitive gifts.
The 4 Trines
The Chinese Zodiac is also made up of four trines, quite similar to how Western Astrology divides itself into four based on its elements. There are three Chinese Zodiac animals in each trine. These animals are known as ‘friends’ and will often share much in common.
The 1st Trine
Made up of the Rat, Dragon, and Monkey.
These are the doers of the zodiac and can achieve phenomenal things. They can be innovative, progressive and make great leaders, but they can also be aggressive, jealous and vindictive.
The 2nd Trine
Made up of the Ox, Snake, and Rooster.
These are the hard workers of the zodiac who are able to conquer just about anything through sheer tenacity. They can be patient, enduring and wise, but also egotistical, self-righteous and judgemental.
The 3rd Trine
Made up of the Tiger, Horse, and Dog.
These are the humanitarians of the zodiac who want to make the world a better place. They can be brave, free-thinking individuals, but also argumentative, stubborn and over-sensitive.
The 4th Trine
Made up of the Rabbit, Goat, and Pig.
These are the peacemakers of the zodiac who dislike conflict and are known for their compassionate natures. They can be caring, artistic and pleasant to be around, but also gullible, pessimistic and pedantic.
The Circle of Conflict
Just as the Chinese Zodiac has its friends, it also has its enemies. Each animal has an ‘opposite’ who is traditionally known as their nemesis. This does not, of course, suggest that every individual of your enemy-animal will actually be your enemy; there are many people who are friends or lovers with their enemy-animal and they get on perfectly well! It simply illustrates that the animal opposite yours is the one you may experience the greatest challenges with because you tend to be so different.
The Circle of Conflict is as follows:
Rat > Horse
Ox > Goat
Tiger > Monkey
Rabbit > Rooster
Dragon > Dog
Snake > Pig
That just about sums up our Chinese Zodiac 101! By learning about your year of birth animal, your Rising Sign, your dominating elements, your trine and who stands opposite you in the Circle of Conflict, you can learn more about yourself and others. Not only is it deeply insightful, but great fun too!
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The Universe is happy to keep you singing sweetly in your everyday affairs this week, and you may be seeing the results of new beginnings coming to fruition. That is what the New Moon does. It plants seeds and new beginnings grow in your life slowly but surely. So continue to look for opportunities for change.
When you are stuck on what new beginnings to focus on, you can use divination tools like the Tarot to determine what new beginnings are in your best interest. Sometimes the ones you want aren’t the ones that you should be doing. Our Free 3-Card Tarot Reading will help with any question.
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In addition to all of this, we have a plethora of Pisces energy on the table. This energy is Water sign energy and is very emotional. So if you are feeling very emotional right now, you can thank your Pisces friend energy for that. We are also leading right into Valentine’s Day, and that amps up the emotional and romantic energy.
Do you want to start reaching out and touching someone? Valentine’s energy is in the air already. Venus is in Pisces and is ready to help you make your move! Remember, she is the attraction planet.
Love and be loved this week, everyone!
Planetary Locations During January 27 – February 2, 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 January 27 – February 2, 2020:
Monday, January 27
Sun: Aquarius – The Sun puts you in the spotlight of appreciation and glory when you share your most ingenious ideas.
Moon: Pisces – Signals from your dreams signal opportunities for new beginnings.
• Venus in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces: Here we have lover Venus connecting with dreamy Neptune and both planets are in sweet and romantic Pisces. This connection is a warm connection where you are capable of attracting some big dreams. Lover Venus is the attraction planet and Neptune weaves some magical dreams and fantasies for you. If you are attached, do something sexy and romantic for your partner, or ask them to engage in fantasies with you. The singles can put themselves out there with your best face Venus is the beauty planet, so pretty yourself up today. Dreams can come true! Be sure to bookmark your Daily Horoscopes to be sure you don’t miss the daily play by play on this gorgeous transit.
Tuesday, January 28
Wednesday, January 29
Moon: Aries – Bring a little spark of passion full circle.
Thursday, January 30
Friday, January 31
Saturday, February 1
Moon: Taurus – The slow and steady race is the path to abundance.
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Sunday, February 2
• Venus in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn: Big changes in romance or money matters may arrive when lover Venus works happily with change-maker Pluto. Venus is in Water sign Pisces and Pluto is in Earth sign Capricorn. Water nurtures Earth and so this is a nurturing transit. Let something feed your soul today in a way that nurtures you. Do something just for you. Venus as the attraction planet is working with Pluto the change-maker planet and we are tearing down some walls today. You could tear down some walls in romance and be open with somebody, or you may see a change or elevation in a romantic status. Something comes to an end but it’s a good thing. Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.
What’s up in the stars today? Check your free Daily Horoscope – here on Astrology Answers!
While every zodiac sign has specific and unique traits, signs that share an element also share other similarities. For instance, while Virgos and Capricorns approach the world in a much different manner, their standing as Earth signs indicates responsibility, pragmatism, and grounding.
No element, however, is as spicy as Fire.
Fire signs are a bit wild, and that’s what we’re going to talk about today: everything you need to know about Fire signs. If you’re a Fire sign yourself, this guide will help you understand more about how you tick; it can be equally useful, however, for anyone who has a Fire sign or two in their life.
Keep reading if you’ve ever been curious or wanted to learn more about this toasty element.
The Element of Fire
Fire signs include Aries (the Cardinal sign), Leo (the Fixed sign), and Sagittarius (the Mutable sign). Each of these signs behaves differently, yet they share similarities – brought together by their heat.
Fire invites a sense of spontaneity or impulsivity. Think about how quickly you would probably move when accidentally burned by a hot surface or flame; this sense of urgency can hit a Fire sign at a moment’s notice. The flame within acts as a guide, inciting passion and burning a path into the ground ahead. When Fire signs commit to something, they do so with a sense of fever and enthusiasm.
Fire signs do not typically engage in activities that do not inspire them, or light them from within. If their Fire becomes dampened or stomped out, they will lose their sense of focus and drive. It’s important that those born under this element seek hobbies, careers, and relationships that ignite their passion and keep them in a state of curiosity and wonder.
Think of the phrase “burning rage,” and you will better understand the moods and tempers of Fire signs. While many Fire signs work hard to control their tempers, they are nevertheless prone to outbursts of passionate or intense emotions, which may then pass just as quickly as they came. Much like a burning wildfire, you can never know exactly in which direction their flame will burn.
It isn’t that Fire signs are angry people – in fact, they tend towards optimism and enthusiasm when approaching life. Their passion can, however, take both positive and negative forms. And when that passion runs wild, without limitation or boundaries, it can turn into fiery or upsetting emotions.
It’s important that Fire signs connect to the other elements as well, spending time near or in bodies of Water to soak in the emotional healing or using meditation to root themselves in the Earth and promote a sense of grounding. Studying, learning, and writing connect them to their intellectual side, which is ruled by Air.
While Fire is a beautiful element that burns bright, it can be better maintained when connected to the other elements.
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The Sixth Sense
Fire signs are connected to their instincts, that same part of them that may lead to impulsivity or spontaneity. They possess an intuition that guides them and gives them the confidence to take risks and try new things.
A Fire sign may seem reckless to the average bystander, but they are led by their spirit and its wisdom. Their intuition is powerful and connected to the Universe, to the Divine. If you are a Fire sign, you must learn to sharpen those intuitive skills, as they will take you far in life, on grand adventures.
Lust for Life
The same heat that leads to a passionate outlook also gives Fire signs their lust for life. They want to experience all that life has to offer, tasting every cuisine and traveling the corners of the world. If you spend enough time near a Fire sign, you might find that spark rubbing off on you.
You could say that Fire signs are the life of the party, but it might be more accurate to say that Fire signs bring the party with them. Like the bonfire that everyone crowds around on a chilly evening, Fire signs provide a warmth that fills the room and infuses it with light.
The Fire Signs
Aries is ruled by Mars, an assertive planet that encourages ambition and forward motion. This ruling planet along with Aries’ placement as the Cardinal Fire sign make Aries the go-getter of the zodiac. Mars can also indicate aggression, making Aries a bit defensive at times. This sign may feel combative or competitive towards others; however, grounding practices like yoga and meditation can assist in emotional balance and harmony.
Aries don’t let anyone stand in the way of their desires; just try to be gentle with others on your way to the top.
Leos are the Fixed Fire sign, ruled by the powerful Sun. Think about the amount of attention and focus the Sun gets, and then imagine the magnetism of the Leo personality. The Sun provides warmth and life, much as Leos bring a sparkle and a piece of joy to those around them. As such, Leo energy desires attention from others, and Leos may end up putting too much stock into the opinions of others.
If you can learn to reduce your need for approval and allow your light to shine regardless of what others think, you’ll find your way to your goals and dreams.
Ruled by expansive Jupiter, few signs seem to share the same luck and fortune as the Sagittarius. Jupiter enjoys giving blessings and abundance, making it quite a charming ruling planet. This sense of luck, however, can lead to laziness on the part of the Sag. Your far-reaching goals may not come to fruition if you don’t take actionable steps towards them. While responsibility may not be your strong suit, your jubilant personality is a joy to be around, and your charm will win many people over.
Sticking to a plan or a routine will help you gather the momentum to tackle the dreams at which you point your bow and arrow.
Stoking the Flames
Learning to appreciate your fiery nature will help your light grow and expand, shining on those around you. Don’t deny your fire, learn how to feed and maintain it.
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We all have those people in our lives with whom we just can’t see eye to eye. Some of these folks may be nothing more than a constant annoyance, sort of like a mosquito buzzing around your head, just out of your reach.
When they become more than a pain in the butt, when they step on your toes, get in the way of that promotion you want or even find a way to steal the attention from you – we verge on enemy territory. There are many delicious ways to handle these sinister pests – and each sign of the zodiac has the power to strike back.
Today we’ll look at two ways to handle your horoscope enemies and zodiac rivals– how to take the high road (Light side) and how to get some down and dirty payback (Shadow side).
Light side: Beat them at their own game
Your intense, competitive nature should serve you well here, for when you set your mind to achieving a goal, nothing can stop you but your own lack of interest. If your enemy as an Aries is competing with you for that promotion – be better, work harder and stay later than them.
If you are in competition for a friend or lover, just be your shiny, enthusiastic self – you probably don’t need to do much to beat your enemy, other than keep your temper and impatience in check.
Shadow side: Make them look like a Debbie Downer
Aries are known to be positive and energetic, you don’t understand why people focus on the negative when there are so many wonderful things to lend your attention to! To beat your enemy, be the happiest, smiliest, most cheerful person in the room.
This will serve to punctuate how much of a loser they are, and wouldn’t everyone rather bask in the sunshine of your personality than in the shadows of their doldrums?
Light side: Avoid the drama
Grounded Taurus doesn’t get emotionally wrapped up in drama – you’re actually averse to this low style of play. You always speak well of those you care for, and if you don’t like someone, you simply ignore them or make sure they have no place in your life.
When it comes to your zodiac sign’s enemies, if you even pay attention to that negativity (You’re more likely to think wasting energy on noticing someone so lame is useless and offensive. Taurus’s have much more important things to worry about!), all you really need to do is not show a reaction.
It might make them come for you even harder, but really, the more they attack your calm, reasonable character, the more insane and spiteful they will look.
Shadow side: Make them look like jealous blowhards
Taurus has many terrific attributes; two that apply here are your good taste and your collection of material wealth. Taurus is drawn to the finer things in life and usually finds a way to surround themselves in beauty.
If you want to make your enemy look bad, quietly showcase your gorgeous new purse, your cool car, your elegant jewelry. You’re just being you, but their green-eyed monster will come out, making them look desperately second place in your lovely shadow, and you won’t become one of the most hated zodiac signs.
Light side: Use your brain
If you make an enemy, Gemini, the most constructive way to beat them is by using your brain. You are highly skilled at communication and have an answer for everything. If you find yourself being smack talked by your enemy, the high ground for you is to simply beat them down with words.
If they’re trying to make you look dumb, pull out the right answer from your database of weird information. In the end, they’ll look like they don’t know what they’re talking about and you’ll look like a champ.
Shadow side: Gossip. Plain and simple
Geminis make for powerful zodiac sign enemies – you hold all the dirty gossip about everyone, making you one of the most hated zodiac signs – it’s in your nature to collect tidbits you can use for entertainment, plus you are the zodiac’s primo communicators.
You can talk a sweet game, so if all other efforts have failed in dealing with your enemy, spread some rumors about them! The best lies have a grain of truth, so dig into your memory stores and pull out just enough familiarity in relation to their lives to make it sound like they said it – and paint the room with slander.
Light side: Communication
Two of your best traits are your loyalty and nurturing powers. Once someone has earned your trust, Cancers are friends for life and will do almost anything to protect and help the ones they cherish. If your horoscope enemies are trying to dirty your name, honestly ask them if they’re going through a hard time and need your help.
This will be hard, as you don’t take well to criticism, but for all you know, they may have been hurt by something you said, and are reacting to that. Speak positively about them, no matter what they say about you. By using your natural powers, you are actively trying to reach out to someone and if they still have harsh words for you, they’ll look spiteful and mean. You might even end up turning your zodiac rivals into your friends.
Shadow side: Cut them off
While your nature is not direct, if your enemy is someone in your social circle, talk to your other friends about how poorly they’ve treated you, how you’ve tried to connect and heal wounds, but they continue to hurt you.
Your friends are so used to you being kind and protective of them, they’ll jump at the chance to return the favor and it will likely turn out that the enemy will be shunned by everyone else, no longer invited to parties or nights out.
Light side: Outshine them
Leo has a massive capacity to entertain– your love of the spotlight would lead you to be natural performers, actors, musicians or stand-up comics. You know exactly how to pull the attention away from everyone else in the room, and how to hold a crowd in your thrall.
If your enemy is trying to show you up in some way, simply outshine them. You’ve been practicing in your mirror, your shower and your car, so really, it should just be a matter of goading them to challenge you to something you excel at – karaoke, a dance-off, a cook-off, a runway walk-off.
Whatever you choose, make sure you stomp all over them and come off looking like the golden child you are.
Shadow side: Leave them out completely
Social Leo, you’re probably an amazing party planner, and you make sure everyone has a good time when they’re with you. Your creativity shines in this capacity, and it’s likely you’re notorious among your social circle for planning fabulous themed events, cross-cultural dinners and legendary, rocking house parties.
It’s hard to keep a Leo as a zodiac sign enemy.
If you really want to get back at your enemy, plan something outlandish, allow for a lot of build-up, tell everyone you know, and make sure your enemy knows all about it, but don’t invite them. Ouch.
Light side: Be perfect/have better taste
It’s so annoying to the rest of us when you show up in a shiny, freshly polished car, with your perfectly ironed clothes and great hair with nothing out of place. You ran a marathon, baked seven pies, and scrubbed your entire house with a toothbrush after work last night!
We know no one is perfect, but Virgos do their best to make it seem like they are! This is the best way to poke the bear when it comes to zodiac sign enemies- how can they compete?
At the next party, you’ll both be at, be sure to bring the expensive, hard to find imported beer you heard the hosts like when you know your enemy always brings a dip that looks like cat barf.
Shadow side: Nitpick everything
This is a dark side of your personality that is not fun to be on the receiving end of. When it comes to your enemy though, this is the perfect play. After you’ve finally decided you’ve had enough of their bad behavior, start picking at anything you can see the next time they cross your path, only make sure to do it in a really snobby way.
Comment on their scuffed shoes, their old car, their bad breath, their gross looking lunch. It’s best not to do it all at once though, aim for one or two a day. This is a longer play, but will really start to make them mad. After a while, they’ll either explode or start to avoid you completely.
Light side: Use that charm
Libras are amazing at finding a compromise in any situation. You are tremendous listeners and can usually get enough information from the opposing side to find the connection that will bring you to a fair solution, or at least to a stalemate or compromise. It comes naturally to you to want to find peace, so this would be your first inclination.
Take the high road by honestly trying to figure out why they dislike you in the first place and use that Libra charm to disarm them or ultimately, to befriend them. Libras won’t have zodiac sign enemies for long if they take this road.
Shadow side: Time to flirt
If you’ve tried everything you can think of to win your enemy over, and they still want to kick sand in your face, go to Plan B – Flirt your face off. Libras know a thing or two about attraction and have no problems getting this kind of attention when they really want to. You love to talk and are great conversationalists, so start there.
Use your considerable charm, your good taste, and careful appearance to make sure the one your enemy cares about becomes very interested in you. It’s preferable to do this in an indirect way because it’s better if they come to you. It’s underhanded, but it will get under their skin.
Light side: Keep your cool and get them talking.
Everybody likes to talk about themselves, especially when they have a room full of sympathetic listeners. One of your most effective skills is to reveal information about other people without giving anything away yourself. Scorpio, use this ability to show everyone around you how insane your enemy is.
Whether your enemy is in your work or personal life, find a way to get under their skin within a group. Keep quiet as everyone settles in and wait until some drinks get flowing. Once people are loosened up, start with some icebreaker questions that seem innocuous, but you know will inflame your enemy. Once people are loosened up, start with some icebreaker questions that seem innocuous, but you know will inflame your zodiac sign enemy.
Maybe you heard them talking about how much they hate a political party, or how they can’t stand a certain TV show. Vacation in Japan where their partner left them? Bring it up! Everyone else will think it’s totally weird when every conversation they try to have makes your enemy fly off the handle like a crazy person.
Shadow side: Get the deets.
Scorpios are the masters of manipulation and can be as vindictive as a snake! They are definitely on the list of most hated zodiac signs. Due to your insane ability to uncover information about everyone around you, you probably have a pretty good idea of where to hit someone where it hurts. Carefully consider how best to strike back to deliver the most direct hit.
Does your enemy worry about their partner’s wandering eye? Engineer a situation where they’ll see their loved one with someone of the opposite sex when they were supposed to be at the gym. They might just be asking for directions, but your enemy doesn’t know that! Guaranteed fireworks when they get home.
Found out they got passed over for a promotion? Go to the person who got the job and convey to them how upset you were to hear all the horrible things your enemy is saying about them, (Did you really sleep with the boss?!) that’ll be fun for them to handle!
Light side: Ignore them
The best way to deal with an enemy is to ignore them. Sounds simple, right? Seriously, one of your best traits is your eternal optimism and your way of giving people the benefit of the doubt. “Live and let live,” could be the Sagittarius mantra, so think about this.
Ultimately, an enemy wants to make you look bad or stupid, or at least to wipe that perpetual smile off your face. If they can’t get to you, they’ll drive themselves crazy trying over and over again and in the end – someone will notice they’re just being obsessive and slightly psychopathic. You win!
Shadow side: One up them.
While this is not really in the Sagittarius nature, it could be a worthy fallback when dealing with your enemy. You usually have crazy stories about trips you’ve taken, experiences you’ve had, and trouble you’ve gotten yourself into. You have a lust for life that leads you to seek out all kinds of adventure!
When your enemy is bragging about a trip they took, or a class they are taking, chances are you’ve had a similar, more impressive experience. If you’re in the vicinity of your enemy talking about their recent trip to New Hampshire to look at leaves, make sure to show videos of the waterfall you jumped off or the celebrity you ate pancakes with when you were in Vegas.
You’ll seem like you’re just joining the conversation, but you’ll be showing them up at the same time.
Light side: Wait them out
Capricorns can play a long game. A really, really, really long game. You Caps plan so far ahead; you might be time travelers. Your discipline and determination will easily outlast any zodiac sign enemy who dares take you on.
Your huge stores of patience and collectedness will help you to see past the annoyances of the present. Once your enemy sees that their attempts to poke you, prod you, get in the way of your goals are not working, eventually, they’ll just give up.
Caps plan so far ahead; you might be time travelers. Your discipline and determination will easily outlast any zodiac sign enemy who dares take you on.
Your huge stores of patience and collectedness will help you to see past the annoyances of the present. Once your enemy sees that their attempts to poke you, prod you, get in the way of your goals are not working, eventually, they’ll just give up.
Shadow side: Make them look dumb
Caps can be accused of being snobby and condescending, probably since you are often more together than those around you. You regularly exercise your brain and are likely highly accomplished, especially at work.
Your calm and reserved nature, combined with your stores of knowledge and intellect might make you sound high handed from time to time, especially if you’re dealing with someone who just doesn’t get it. When your enemy gets uppity, make sure you drag out your wits, quietly proving them wrong time and time again.
They’ll look tiresome and silly compared to you.
Light side: Use your innovation and rebelliousness
Aquarius, you always have the best ideas, however weird, and you use them to solve big-picture problems, making people jealous and even making some zodiac rivals. You also really don’t give a rip about what people think about your choices, as that’s part of what makes you special. This could also be what drives your enemy crazy.
They can’t seem to beat you! Whether your enemy is at work or in your personal life, simply be you. If they come up with a lame idea, amaze the group with something outlandish and creative. If they publicly make fun of a choice you’ve made, laugh it off and make it clear you’re happy they don’t agree, because you don’t want to think like they do.
Shadow side: Point out their faults
Aquarius has amazing analytical abilities; you can pull people apart like puzzle pieces. You can also be emotionally detached, better at living in your head than your heart. This is a great quality when it comes to dealing with your enemy! If your enemy is just not letting up, find a way to call them out on all of their bad behavior.
To get back at them in a really dirty way, make sure everyone at work knows about how your enemy threw them under the bus in a meeting, or how share the bigoted comment you overheard them saying at lunch (Make sure to look upset.). Start pointing out the awful things they do behind people’s backs and they won’t have much of a reputation left.
Light side: Make them jealous
It’s difficult to dislike a Pisces – after all, you mostly want to help people, so what’s the problem? You might make zodiac sign enemies who are purely jealous of your talents, of the way you have of connecting on a deep level with people you’ve just met. Maybe you’re too cheerful – maybe you talk too much. Who knows?
If your enemy is pestered by your simple good nature, make sure to be extra sweet to them, more earnest than usual and try to include them in everything you do so they don’t feel left out. They’ll probably start avoiding you because you’re just so – nice! It’s sickening.
Shadow side: Cry
Everybody knows how loving and compassionate you are – you go way out of your way to help people.
Those around you have probably been witness to you giving up your lunch for a homeless person or spending an entire day at work making sure everyone signs Peggy’s sympathy card because her dog died and she needs support. If your enemy comes for you in front of others, they’d better remember your stellar reputation!
You may not even have to cry, we bet those around you will shame your enemy for you because they’d have to be really gross to not to get along with you.
While we will all at some point be met with people we don’t like, disagree vehemently with or just downright do not like, there are multiple ways to deal with them. We can always recommend taking the high road, because after all, sometimes the people who hate the most are those who feel hated themselves.
Still, if you’ve really tried to handle the situation in a mature and respectful way and they still come at you with a vendetta you don’t understand, or they’re starting to affect your personal relationships or your job, you might need to take the matter into your own hands, roll up your sleeves and leave your conscience at the door.
Did we hit the nail on the head for your light and shadow sides? How have you dealt with an enemy in the past? What did we miss?
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* Editor’s note: This article was previously published August 16th, 2017 and has been updated for astrological accuracy.