Day: October 16, 2020
Rune stones aren’t really the oracle that you’d think about consulting when it comes to matters of the heart.
They’re often very blunt—even cold—in their messages, and many of the meanings reflect the harshness of the Nordic environment. However, using rune stones for guidance in love can bring to you the cold reality of the situation, and fairly quickly, too!
Be sure you really want to know the answer, though, because the rune readings tend to be concise and too the point, without much wiggle room for guesswork! Let’s take a look at how rune stones can help you when it comes to matters of the heart.
Why You Should use Rune Stones When it Comes to Romance
- They’re concise
- They’re to the point
- You don’t need any fancy spreads or layouts to get to the heart of the matter
- There’s not a lot of room for conjecture
- You can find out a lot of information very quickly
When it comes to relationships, many of us look to the stars, Tarot, Oracle cards or other forms of divination to get a hopeful glimpse into our future. Rune stones, unlike Tarot cards, are not as left up to interpretation – so if you are looking for a more cut and dried reading, using rune stones will get you an answer – whether you like it or not!
Runes are fantastic tools, and available as a set of stones (which most people prefer) or a set of cards. The symbols on them are Germanic in origin, and they’re shrouded in mystery. No one really knows who started using them or when they originated—and of course, that just adds to their enigmatic appeal when used as a method of divination!
Do you have your own set of rune stones? Check out our amethyst Rune Stone set to get started!
There are many different kinds of rune stones. Probably the most popular is a set of 24 stones referred to as the Elder Futhark. Every symbol means something different. The significance of each rune is profound on its own. More complicated spreads—sometimes called layouts—can be used for a more involved reading.
Related Article: An Introduction to Rune Stones
What Each Rune Stone Means When it Comes to Relationships
There are numerous reference materials when it comes to learning about the runes. They’re one of the divination tools that takes minutes to learn, but a lifetime to master!
Below are possible interpretations of the rune staves when it comes to matters of the heart. Remember that if the rune is presented upside down, it’s considered to be ill-dignified, and its meaning—its energy—is being challenged or delayed in some way. You might want to draw an additional rune for clarity if this happens in your reading.
Fehu: This is a good omen for love when it’s upright, indicating newness and growth, or coming out of the friend zone and into romance! Upside down, things may not be what they seem.
Uruz: There’s a definite masculine energy here, and the vitality to make your dreams come true. Changes are usually positive, so it’s another good sign for love! If it’s upside down, though, you need to look at the integrity of the situation and see what may be lacking.
Thurisaz: This rune indicates synchronicity, and balance. When it comes to relationships, you should both be on the same page. However, if it’s upside down, either you or someone else is being too pushy, and some restraint and patience are required.
Ansuz: This rune means ‘mouth,’ and it’s considered to be Odin’s rune—and he was the bigwig in Norse traditions! It’s a good omen for communication, unless it’s upside down. When it’s inverted, you’re not listening, or you’re listening to the wrong person.
Raido: This is another rune that might indicate positive changes. It also has to do with travel, which could be actual journeys or a metaphor for a relationship progressing. If it’s inverted, then things are stuck, and not going to go anywhere until some changes are instigated.
Kenaz: This is a very feminine rune and it relates to responsibility and having the ability to change what you don’t like about your life and the relationships in it. When it’s upside down, then something has usually come to a close, and if it’s your relationship that’s ending, don’t try to rekindle it. It’s over.
Gebo: This rune means ‘a gift,’ and it could definitely be bringing you a gift when it comes to romance! It’s the same upside down as it is right side up. To ensure that your relationship is everything that it should be, you need to make sure that there’s equal give and take.
Wunjo: Wunjo is associated with the planet Venus. It represents joy and happiness, and a wish coming true. It’s a sign of good things, which is what you want to see when you’re asking about your love life! However, when it’s upside down, something’s not quite right, and you’ll need to change either your mindset or your partner to get back into the happiness groove!
Hagalaz: You do not want to see this rune when asking about love! It means destruction, something beyond your control. It’s the same upside down as it is right side up. It always indicates some kind of a warning that something really is very wrong in your relationship.
Navdiz: When it comes to love, this isn’t the best rune to see, either. It’s a rune of self-sufficiency, and it could well be advising you to be alone for awhile and get your ducks in a row. When it’s inverted, it’s stern advice not to compromise your integrity for anyone else.
Isa: This rune is cautioning that self-control is needed. It’s neither good nor bad—and it has no reversed meaning. Your relationship could be cooling off. Whenever you see this run in a love reading, you have to back off and try to be objective, rather than seeing what you want to see.
Jera: This rune is an indicator that hard work could pay off in a great way. If you’re thinking of life mate or soul mate or twin flame or karma or past life connection, then this rune indicates that it may actually be there. Patience is the key to finding out! It also is the same way upside down as it is right side up.
Eihwaz: It’s time to look at your motives and what is concerning you about this relationship when Eihwaz appears. It’s all about how you feel and has no inverted meaning. If your relationship isn’t stimulating you, then you’ve got to look underneath the surface to find out why.
Pertho: There are secrets around when Pertho appears. They don’t have to be bad secrets; maybe an engagement is looming, or perhaps a surprise party is being planned! Are you pregnant? This rune is all about the life force, and might indicate fertility or childbirth. Upside down, it’s a very stern warning against taking any unnecessary risks.
Algiz: This is a very protective and watchful rune. It’s a good one to wear, or to give to your loved one to keep them safe. In love, it’s counseling you to only take calculated risks. When it’s upside down, you could be too stressed or emotional to listen to wise counsel.
Sowilo: This rune has no inverted meaning. It always brings light, hope, and brightness—in fact, it’s said to represent the Sun! It’s pretty consistent as a positive omen. Whatever you’re going through when it comes to love, this is a good sign for better times ahead.
Teiwaz: Logic and sensibility are the message that Tiewaz brings. You can’t let your emotions override what you know in your head to be best. Your situation has a good chance of improving, but not if this is inverted. This rune upside down indicates too much doubt and insecurity for you to get what you really want.
Berkanan: This rune has no upside down meaning. It’s another fertility rune, and while this could indicate conception, it could also indicate newness of other kinds; new romance, new partner, or a new depth to an existing relationship. It’s usually a positive indication when it comes to love.
Ehwaz: This is another good omen in a relationship reading—at least, when it’s right way up! It means cooperation and teamwork. If it’s upside down though, then things aren’t as harmonious as they need to be. One or the other of you is being too stubborn and that’s not going to get you anywhere.
Mannaz: This rune is advising you to pause, and see things—including yourself—as they really are. It’s another rune where you have to be very objective. If changes are needed, you have to instigate them. If Mannaz is upside down, then you may need to make a break from things and be on your own for awhile. There’s too much blame and not enough responsibility here.
Laguz: Pay attention to your intuition, your hunches, and your dreams when this rune appears. You’re very intuitive, and you need to see what’s going on behind the scenes in your relationship in order to really understand things. Inverted, it indicates illusions, delusions, and the inability to see things clearly. Make sure you’re not feeling overwhelmed.
Ingwaz: Things are growing when you see Ingwaz. It has no inverted meaning and is usually an optimistic and positive rune, provided you’re paying attention. You have to learn from your mistakes, and how you do that will influence how your love life unfolds—or not! Don’t try to be something you’re not.
Dagaz: This is a rune of awakening into your full potential. It has no upside down meaning. It indicates a revelation, a change in how you see things. Go with this when you see it. When you’re with a partner who’s truly on your wavelength, you’ll both grow and evolve for the better.
Othala: This is another rune of personal growth. When it’s applied to romance, it is an indication that others are looking to you for inspiration. Perhaps you’re a good influence on your partner! However, when this rune is inverted, then the relationship is out of balance, and you’ll have to bring things back in line if they’re going to stay harmonious and pleasant.
For more on the history of runes, and how to use them, visit our Runes page!
The Rune Stone Love Spread
As I’ve mentioned previously, the easiest way to get a short and straightforward reading with the runes is just to reach into the bag and pull out a stone. Put it on the table, and there’s your answer! This is called a one-stone reading, although there are many other ways of reading the runes, each method having its own nuances.
One of my favorite spreads when it comes to using rune stones for guidance in love is to lay ten runes out in a heart shape and use the interpretations to mirror what’s going on
- Position 1: The current situation
- Position 2: How you see yourself
- Position 3: How you see your partner
- Position 4: What is working with you
- Position 5: What is challenging you
- Position 6: What you want to see happen
- Position 7: What you’re afraid might happen
- Position 8: Where your responsibility lies
- Position 9: Where the other person’s responsibility lies
- Position 10: The potential outcome.
If you want to see a Rune Cast in action – check out our How to Rune Cast video!
It takes a bit of practice to apply the outspoken and forthright language when using rune stones for guidance in love, but once you get the hang of it, it’s actually quite simple. The runes are not for the faint-hearted, but they aren’t unkind, nor are they ugly.
They have a tendency to cut through all the superficiality and unnecessary details and provide you with the bare bones of the situation. Their messages are loud and clear, straightforward and to the point. If you’re like me, once you learn the language of the Elder Futhark and bond with your rune stones, you won’t want to put them down!
For other guides in love compatibility – look no further than our Love Compatibility generator!
*Editor’s note: This article was previously published April 26th, 2017 and has been updated for astrological accuracy.
Do you find yourself making the same mistakes over and over again with the people in your life? Do you ever wonder why you seem to attract – or be attracted to – the same type of person? We all do! But the answer may lie within your birth chart – and the zodiac sign that lies in your 7th house of partnerships!
The 7th house in your astrology birth chart can reveal so much about you, the way you interact with others and most importantly, how you are in relationships of any kind! This covers any one to one partnership from friends to business partners, lovers, family and frenemies.
The cusp of this house is opposite your Ascendant. Where the 1st house is all about you; the 7th house is about the other people in your life.
The cusp of the 7th house is called the Descendant. While the 5th house showed what kind of people you were attracted to for fun, the 7th house indicates those with whom you’d like a serious partnership. Your attitudes to commitment will be found here, too.
This house also points to your open enemies. If you think about it, you might have pretty personal and one-on-one relationships with people who don’t like you! It’s a Cardinal house, and it belongs to the element of Air. It’s ruled by the Sun sign Libra and by the planet Venus.
What sign is in your 7th house? Hop over to our natal chart page and get a free birth chart reading done now!
The 7th House Rules Partnerships
It’s easy to think that the 7th house is the house of marriage – and it is! However, marriage isn’t just two spouses bound together. Marriage also means a combination of two or more elements. That also defines a partnership. It doesn’t have to necessarily relate to romance.
The planets in this house and the sign on the cusp divulge a lot of information about how you feel about commitment. The Ascendant explores your relationship with yourself; the 7th house explores your interpersonal relationship with another person. That’s why it’s also the ‘house of open adversaries.’
Compatibility is a tricky thing, but looking only at your Sun sign is far from the whole picture.
Here’s an example: If you are a Taurus Sun and your partner is a Cancer Sun, that may look like a match made in heaven if you stop there, as Taurus provides emotional stability for sensitive Cancer, and Cancer’s dedication in matters of the heart will nurture Taurus’ need for loyalty and deep emotional connection.
But! If your Taurus Sun has Virgo, and their Cancer Sun has Gemini in the 7th house, that may indicate a different kind of relationship. Gemini in the 7th house means they are looking to the folks in their life to provide stimulation – and they have a real need for a mental connection.
7th house in Virgo needs the people in their lives to provide rationality and keep them on track to reach their goals – which sounds like a match made in heaven.
On the flip side though, these two Mutable signs are also capable of being too critical of each other – Gemini brings a very direct form of communication and Virgo can be super picky about details. If they can’t be a little patient with the other, this could point to a very rocky road ahead!
Whether in love or not, knowing your 7th house sign and that of your various partners in life can help you dig a little deeper into your compatibility – and help you navigate what could have seemed to be mysterious issues in your ability to work together!
What sign do they have in the 7th House and what does it mean for your relationship? Read What Each Sign in the 7th House Means for Your Relationships next!
The 7th House Shows How You Interact
The purpose of this house is to examine how you interact with one other individual for the purpose of reaching a goal or accomplishing something. These unions can be beneficial or detrimental. How many times have you met someone and thought you were going to be close friends, only to find out that the more you got to know each other, the more you disliked each other?
It is all part of the journey of the 7th house. It’s where failed relationships either become teachers or opponents. That one-to-one relationship is still there, even if you decide that you can’t stand each other. It’s a difficult concept, but one that needs to be understood to grasp the true potential of this house.
The 7th House Reveals Friends & Enemies
While the 11th house has more to do with your friends than this house, information about your friendships will arise here. This is where you’ll find glimpses of your childhood playmates that are still your best friends through adulthood. It’s also where you’ll find that the residue of those you couldn’t stand when you were younger still stings.
The people who come into your life from a 7th house aspect are very different from those who interact with you from your 1st house. Remember, the Ascendant is part of the mask that you wear. What happens in the 7th strips away that mask, and have a lot to teach you if you’re willing to learn.
What is Your Descendant? Revealing What We Reject
The 7th House Acts as a Mirror
This house is a mirror for how you feel. Any person who arouses a strong emotional response from you – whether it’s rooted in pleasure or abhorrence – has triggered something in your 7th house. No matter what they make you feel, they’ve opened the door for you to do some inner exploration as to why you feel that way.
A strong response makes this area of your chart a wonderful teacher. If you want to know why you feel the way you feel, look at the planets here, and study their aspects. What you uncover here will be vital information when it comes to delving deeper into the mysteries of the 8th house.
The 7th house is where you need to go when you want to find out more about the partnerships in your life. This could relate to marriage, friendships, even shed light on the people who will oppose your goals, or act as ‘enemies.’ This house reveals how you will get along and interact with certain people.
We have more information on the 8th house of your astrology birth chart. This is the house where aspects of your sex life, attitudes towards death, and also your religious, spiritual or metaphysical beliefs are held. Read on and find out more about your chart, and yourself.
Related Article: The 12 Astrological Houses: 5th House of Pleasure
*Editor’s note: This article was previously published April 11th, 2017 and has been updated for astrological accuracy.
Have you ever wondered what the secrets of your personality are based on your zodiac sign?
You may think you know yourself well – but each of us is far more complex than we give ourselves credit for. We operate on a daily basis with the conscious mind, but the subconscious mind (the one we access while sleeping, deep meditation or through a sense of feeling) is infinite and often hidden to us.
It’s also in the subconscious mind that the realm of our personality secrets linger.
So, are you ready to explore yours? It can be a little daunting, just like the eighth house. But the more we explore ourselves, the closer we come to experiencing a sense of wholeness and oneness with ourselves and the Universe at large.
For even more insights about your unique personality, make sure to get your free birth chart.
Your Success in Love Depends on Your Ability to Commit
The raging ram is known for their daring nature, passion and enthusiasm. You are also known for your hot temper and tendency to look before you leap. When it comes to love and romance, your flame and passion rises hot and fast, but can burn out just as quick.
The secret here is that the more you are able to ground yourself and commit to your loved one, the more successful your relationship will be.
You Are Sensitive on the Inside
Sensitivity is most often associated with the Water signs, but few see the deep sensitivity that lies inside the Aries. You may appear confident and spirited to others, but on the inside is a sensitive and compassionate individual.
Don’t be afraid to show this side of yourself, Aries.
Tradition & Principles Lead to Satisfaction
The steady bull is known for their reliability, steadfastness and ability to see things through to the end. You are known for your level head and patience. When it comes to love and romance, a relationship steeped in tradition where you are able to practice your principles to your heart’s content is what makes for a successful relationship.
Don’t deny what lies in your heart or try to change for someone else. You must be free to be your true, authentic self to be happy.
You Believe in Compromise
Ruled by Venus, you are not one for conflict if you can avoid it. In this respect, you are no different to your fellow Venusian, Libra. You are someone who believes in fairness and sticking to your opinions. You may have gained a reputation as “stubborn”, but essentially what you want is equal balance between all.
You are not afraid to wave a white flag to find harmony, Taurus.
Read this next: What’s Your Dominant Planet? Pluto, Venus, Jupiter & More
Communication is Key to a Successful Relationship
This chatty Air sign is known for their ability to engage others, quick wit and intelligence. When it comes to love and romance, communication is key. A relationship where you are unable to express yourself is doomed to failure.
Acknowledging this aspect of yourself is key to finding a partner you can gel with. Mental attraction and compatibility paves the way for happiness.
You Speak Before You Think
It is the case that sometimes you open your mouth without realizing what comes out of it, Gemini. This can land you in hot water at times, but this does not lessen your sincerity. If you sometimes wonder why someone suddenly seems “off” with you, it could be that you said something that hurt their feelings.
Recognizing this quality about yourself can help you turn the tables and apply a little more tact where necessary.
The Freedom to Nurture Paves the Way for Success
This caring crab is known for their sensitivity, motherly behavior and protectiveness for those they love. When it comes to love and romance, you feel a strong desire to nurture, Cancer. If you are unable to care for your loved one in the way you want to, you can become moody and resentful. Finding a partner who lets you take care of them is a surefire way to your happiness.
Just be sure you are being nurturing as opposed to “smothering”, and that your partner appreciates all you do. Feeling unappreciated can create a lot of resentment.
You Need Your Space
As much as you love nurturing others, you need your alone time. You are a sensitive soul, and if you aren’t given time to recharge your batteries, it can result in emotional outbursts that can be very difficult for all involved, including you. Recognizing that you need time to yourself can help you stay balanced and happy.
It is especially healing for you to spend quiet time among nature, which naturally replenishes and rejuvenates you.
Passion Paves the Way to Happiness
This majestic lion is known for their boldness, liveliness and daring nature. When it comes to love and romance, it is passion that keeps the flames of desire alive. A relationship without passion becomes dull and drab, leading to low moods and even depression.
You need a partner that stimulates you, that excites you, and who boosts your spirits when you are low. You value teamwork in a relationship, Leo.
You Need Encouragement in Your Relationships
As bright and bold as you come across, deep down is a sensitive and sometimes insecure person. While the Water signs show their sensitivity openly, you Fire signs have a tendency to hide it. In all of your relationships, you require re-affirmations from others that remind you of your positive qualities. Without this, you can sink into your negative ones.
Recognizing this about yourself helps you work on your self-confidence and enables you to see the difference between ego and confidence.
Acceptance Paves the Way to Happiness
This earthy maiden is known for their practicality, reliability and attention to detail. When it comes to love and relationships, you value structure and order. You like things to be planned and, above all, you like things to go to plan. However, you can be too critical, both of others and yourself.
Accepting others’ flaws, and your own, is the sure-fire way to true happiness.
You are Generous to a Fault
Others may perceive the Virgo as boring or dull, but you are anything but. What’s more, you have a deeply generous nature which is what makes you such a wonderful friend. When there is a crisis, others know they can count on you. Your generosity is one of your finest qualities.
Just be careful others don’t take advantage of this kind nature.
Harmony is Key to Happiness
These scales of justice are known for their desire for justice, balance and harmony. Librans have a love of beauty and pleasantness. You also strongly dislike conflict, and the key to your happiness in relationships is equality and harmony between you and another. However, sometimes you will run from conflict rather than face it.
The key is to face issues preventing you from achieving your heart’s desire, and finding a way to acquire the harmony you seek.
You are a Born Leader
Librans may come across as a bit demure at times, but there is nothing demure about this Cardinal Air sign. The Cardinal signs are the signs of leadership. As much as you value diplomacy and peace, you have an innate gift of leadership.
It may not be obvious to others or even yourself, but authority is a position you take in your stride when you accept this fundamental part of yourself.
Read this next: Is Your Sun Sign Cardinal, Mutable or Fixed & What Does That Mean?
Depth is Key to Happiness
This magnetic scorpion is known for intensity, passion and strength. As one of the deepest and most mysterious signs of the zodiac, Scorpio goes where angels fear to tread. The key to happiness in your relationships is depth with another.
A superficial relationship just doesn’t wash with you. You need meaning, which leads to passion.
You Possess the Power of Transformation
As ruler of the eighth house, your potential for transformation is incredible. You are able to take a bad situation and transform it into a good one; you are able to take a negative emotion and transform it into a positive one.
When you are able to recognize this superpower within you, you are capable of achieving more than you ever knew.
Freedom is Key to Happiness
The adventurous centaur is known for its free-spirit, optimism and honesty. To find happiness in your relationships with others, a mutual understanding of freedom and fairness is important.
Feeling restricted and unable to express your beliefs or thoughts leads to negative spirals.
You are a Natural Teacher
You are a seeker of wisdom and enlightenment. The journey is harder for some and easier for others, but your core purpose is to understand everything at a spiritual level, and spiritually evolve in the process. You have an innate gift to teach others and pass onto them your own experiences and findings.
When you acknowledge this side of yourself, you can truly change the lives of others, Sagittarius.
Being True to Your Soul Purpose is Key to Success
This determined goat is known for its seriousness, ambition and persistence. Ruled by Saturn who shares these qualities, Capricorn is a sign that is willing to go the long-haul to see results. You may find yourself struggling between your soul purpose and the whims of your ego throughout your life.
When you reach deep within and find out what you truly want, this is when you find true happiness.
You are an Optimist
You are an optimist, far more than you let on. Others may think you are a pessimist because you are such a realist, but the reality is that you see the silver lining in every cloud. Others value you for this quality, especially when the chips are down.
Uniqueness is Key to Happiness
This water-bearer is known for its individuality, love of freedom and intelligence. In relationships, it is important for you to be able to be your true, authentic self. You are the progressive of the zodiac, and if you feel you are trapped or being caged in, it paves the way for misery.
When you and your loved ones embrace your individuality, this is when you find true success.
You Care What Others Think
It is an ongoing struggle for the unique Aquarius having to waver between being themselves, and being what society expects of them. This is in fact the soul purpose of Aquarius. Expressing yourself at your most individual level makes your heart soar; but you care what others think more deeply than you let on.
You feel you are being judged often, but it is a secret you will rarely share.
Compassion is Key to Happiness
This dreamy fish is known for its gentleness, kindness and benevolence. In relationships, it is important for you to be able to express yourself from the heart. A meaningful and deep connection is important for you. Scorpio in particular intrigues you and can fulfill that yearning desire for depth.
Of all the signs, Scorpio is the one that can travel with you through the waves of the mystical ocean and penetrate the magical watery layers. At your most compassionate is when you feel most fulfilled – and this includes compassion towards yourself.
You Can Struggle With Commitment Issues
Being such a dreamer, you sometimes prefer to stay in your own little world, Pisces. So when reality hits – particularly unpleasant reality – you can have a tendency to flee. Recognizing this aspect of yourself is important when it comes to relationships or anything else that requires commitment.
Acknowledging it can help you find a good balance between reality and fantasy.
What Are Your Personality Secrets?
So there you have the secrets of your zodiac sign. Remember, when you acknowledge both positive and negative aspects of yourself, you are then able to understand them better, and understanding them enables you to master them.
A natal chart is not set in stone. We are the masters of our destiny. What may appear to be a flaw can be transformed into a strength. Riding the waves of astrology is an exciting journey and can provide intense spiritual experiences. What secrets lie within you? Understanding them is key to your own happiness, and the happiness of others.
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We’ve all faced many different personality types when it comes to the folks we work for. But when it comes to dealing with your own boss, have you ever considered how astrology strategy can help you get what you want, or at least make things a little bit easier?
We thought it would be fun to explore this idea, so today, each sign is lined up for you, with our best advice on how to not go crazy and even to thrive with your manager/boss/team lead/President.
All you need to do is cross reference what sign your boss is, in the hopes we can provide a few suggestions for how best to get ahead of your cohorts and suck right up to the person who signs your paycheck!
Get the best advice on what’s coming your way at work with our daily Career Horoscopes!
How to Work with an Aries Boss
How exciting to work for an Aries! You will likely never be bored working for a Ram, but if you’re the type adverse to change, expect to be frustrated in a hurry. Aries can be like squirrels with a nut – one minute they’re crazy enthusiastic about building a hotel on a landfill, the next they’ve decided to focus attention on investing in a peanut butter company.
There may be no rhyme or reason to their goals, as long as they are engaged, that’s all that matters. Aries are the first Cardinal sign
Kiss up by becoming their right-hand – help them meet deadlines, keep them on track and be the one they vent their temper to before they take it out on someone else!
How to Get the Most Out of Working for a Taurus
The Taurus boss is self-sufficient, with very high standards. If you expect to make an impression on the Bull boss – you better be resourceful and pay attention to details. Taurus needs to get things done right the first time and they don’t like to dilly dally.
Pay attention to opportunities to step up and ask for work – but make sure you do it perfectly or you might not get a second chance. They’ll respect you if you prove you can be counted on to present excellent work and help to ease their workload.
Don’t ever complain that you’re hung over or tired after a late night out – they respect their job as separate from their personal life and will expect the same from you.
Gemini Bosses Want Action – But Need Direction
The Gemini boss has no time to mess around. Their heads are chock full of ideas and they’ll probably be thinking 28 steps ahead of you. If you want to get into their good graces, be concise in your communication – keep it short and sweet. Go into your meetings prepared, with a list of intelligent ideas to keep them coming.
You’ll get bonus points for using technology to communicate – Geminis love being ahead of the pack on what’s cool and efficient. This boss will also appreciate if you can learn how to gauge their gears. Gear 1: High energy, engaging with everyone, gregarious and holding the spotlight. Gear 2: Head down, door closed – need to think ie. Do not disturb.
Most people are not aware enough to realize that leadership has needs too – they aren’t just there to help you. If you can master the art of when and how to approach, you’ll be their favorite for sure.
Are Geminis getting a bad rap? Read the Top 7 Myths About Gemini next!
Cancer Leaders Go with Their Gut
Working for a Cancer boss can be incredibly rewarding and fulfilling – or obnoxious and tiresome, depending on how you approach them. The Cardinal sign of the Crab is a natural leader – and wants to to get things done. They’re also enormously sensitive and need to know their feelings and ideas are validated. This boss could be the one who ‘goes with their gut,’ using intuition to make decisions or judgments.
To get in their good graces effectively, tell them how much you believe in their ideas and don’t speak badly about anyone – be the best team player you can be. Beware of Cancer’s propensity for being passive-aggressive; they are not likely to be direct, so if you come on too strong, they may be hurt or annoyed.
Rather than telling you so, they may take it out on you in weird ways, like giving you side eye or throwing out snippy comments until they get over it. Take a direct and thoughtful approach without putting them on the defense and this will likely be avoided – while you earn their trust at the same time.
Working for a Leo Means You Need to Include Them
The best way to a Leo boss’ happy place is to remember that flattery will get you everywhere. Make sure to tell them how great their ideas are and don’t ever interrupt them in a meeting – or face their wrath! Leos don’t like to be told they’re wrong, so if you disagree with something they’ve asked you to do, you’ll do it their way or figure out a constructive way to tell them it won’t work.
Lions love praise, being social and being in the spotlight, so giving them lots of credit will go a long way in getting in their good books. They also admire and expect creativity, community and playfulness – so being more social and light in your approach can pay off. Let them know you respect them and defer to them as your leader and you’ll be on the way to being their favorite.
Virgo Leaders Need it Done Right the First Time
A Virgo boss could be a dream mentor – or a slave driver, depending on how confident they are in their own abilities. Hard-working Virgo is extremely particular and efficient – and they know they can get the job done on their own. If they are less evolved, they may be inclined to hoard the best work to make sure it gets done properly.
If you want to get on the right side of this hard to please boss, pay attention to the little details, be strategic, organized and make sure you understand their purpose so you can subscribe to it. Once they see you have the same attention to perfection they do, you’ll earn their respect.
Never hand in sloppy work, show up on time and make sure to iron everything you own – they despise slovenliness.
Libra Bosses Want Everyone on the Same Page
A Libra boss is interesting, as they can have a hard time making decisions! They also struggle with making sure they are fair, which means things could become unclear in a hurry. If they feel someone’s interest is wavering, they might get on their side and delegate the good projects to pacify them. That means you have to get in line if you don’t speak up!
Libras also don’t want to hear you talk smack about others, so no throwing your team under the bus. If you really want to put yourself in their lap, listen to them carefully and help give them confidence in their ideas – especially when it comes to getting the whole team on board.
Being more organized than they are could help too, they’ll appreciate you breaking things down for them so they can make a crystal clear choice.
Need a little more detail? Knowing your astro houses can also help you define your career path! Read Career Astrology: The 2nd, 6th & 10th Houses next.
Make Sure to Be Honest with a Scorpio Manager
A Scorpio boss is a force to be reckoned with – they make an impact on anything they take on. While Scorpio can be intimidatingly intense, they can also be inspiring leaders, charging forward with integrity and often bringing a transformative influence to anything they are committed to.
Get on their side by boldly speaking up – they won’t get flustered by a direct approach, and will respect you more for being open and confident. To get a solid in with a Scorpio boss, earn their trust and never give them reason to doubt you. Do not ever lie to them – they’ll see right through dishonesty and you’ll never earn their trust back.
The benefit to Fixed signs like Scorpio is they are very loyal to those they know they can rely on, so once you prove your worthiness, you’ll never have to be concerned.
Sagittarius Bosses Don’t Want the Details
Sagittarius is always looking to the bigger picture, to learning and discovering. Your Sagittarius boss does not want to get bogged down in the details, they need to be brainstorming and figuring things out on a larger scale. If you want to get into their good books, don’t waste time asking mundane questions, ask about their vision and find a way to help them achieve it.
Avoid negativity; the sign of the Archer is incredibly optimistic and does not want to hear about petty arguments or struggles. Be an adult, check your emotional baggage at the door and keep the boring tasks off their desk. Bonus points for effectively using meeting times and solving problems for them.
Have a question about your career? Consult the Tarot with a free Career Tarot Reading now!
Capricorn Bosses Run a Tight Ship
If you’re looking to get into the good graces of a Capricorn boss, be prepared to not see your family for a while. Get used to waking up before the sun rises, because you have to start by beating them into the office/warehouse/restaurant.
Caps can also be pretty pessimistic and will be wary of flattery, so the best way to compliment them is by trying to stay one step ahead of them and stay cheerful (But not too cheerful!) about the work they give you. Don’t even think about leaving before them and you can’t brag about the extra time you’re putting in – it would defeat the purpose.
The glory of Capricorn’s success is in the work itself. Get a cot for your office – best of luck champ!
Working for an Aquarius is About Purpose
It’s not a surprise if your Aquarius boss has the heart of an entrepreneur (Or is one!) – this sign is tailor made to take on their own business, not least of all because they’re rebellious, innovative and quirky, so it could be either terribly inspiring or awfully annoying to work for one.
Aquarius is also all about purpose, it’s unlikely they’d do any type of job that doesn’t serve at least one of their values. To get on their good side, come up with bold ideas and show them that even if you don’t understand their ideas, you’re completely on board with their vision and willing to put in the work to see it to fruition.
Work the same weird hours as they do and keep emotions to non-existent status – this sign will not sympathize with your feelings, but will respond to you speaking your mind.
Pisces Leaders Can be Dreamy
Successfully sucking up to your Pisces boss will depend on how evolved they are. If they’re fully in tune with their emotional side, the responsibility of being in charge could really wear on them, as they’ll likely get caught up in caring too much about their people. For this level, take a very personal problem to them one time to establish how human you are.
This would be an incredible leader to have, who will likely care very much about you and what you do, trying to include you in many ways. A Pisces boss is also highly creative, but may need to bail when things get too overwhelming. Make sure to ask to take things off their plate – or help them get clarity in a meeting that is getting away from them.
How compatible are you with your Pisces coworker? Try our Career Compatibility generator!
Understanding your own traits and best qualities can certainly help you navigate your life, but being able to translate the characteristics of other signs can be just as beneficial to you. When it comes to getting the edge at work, take any advantage you can get!
Did we hit the nail on the head? Have you tried to apply astrological strategy to your workplace in the past? Let us know what’s worked for you – we can use all the help we can get!
Related Article: How Can Numerology Help Your Career?
* Editor’s note: This article was previously published August 27th, 2017 and has been updated for astrological accuracy.
Did you know that the day of the week you were born on can determine different points of your personality? Have you ever discovered a personal trait in yourself that doesn’t match your zodiac sign? Perhaps you need to investigate what day of the week you entered the world.
Who knows? Maybe Monday born people may have more in common with each other than they may think.
Don’t know what day of the week you were born on? You can use this amazing weekday calculator from timeanddate.com.
There is an old poem about the days of the week that many people know well. When we learned it as children, we probably didn’t think too much about the deeper meaning at the time.
The interesting thing is that this old poem carries a significance that illustrates how each of the planets rules each of the days of the week. Not only that, when you know which planet rules each day, but it could also reveal some very interesting information about your life.
The notion that planets rule each of the days of the week goes back much further than this poem. In ancient Babylon, they organized a 7-day calendar where each day corresponded to one of the 7 planets that we can see with the naked eye.
Does the day of the week you were born on have any impact on your birth chart information? Absolutely. That’s exactly what we are going to look at today.
Do you know what day of the week you were born on? You might be wondering, which planet rules that day and what does it mean?
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Monday is ruled by the Moon and this means that a child born on a Monday will likely be more emotional than other people. Often being highly sensitive to the emotions and desires of others – meaning that people born on Monday’s are more likely to be empaths. The Moon also rules the Cancer zodiac sign, so those born on Monday will feel that similar emotional & maternal pull that this water sign also feels.
They might be the strong silent type, keeping all of their emotions in check until called on. Even so, Monday’s child is strongly guided by their emotional center, even if they do not show that side to them so much.
A person born on Monday may also get nervous very easily, as they tend to be sensitive. They will also be a peacemaker and try to smooth over conflict when it occurs.
Suggested Crystals: Moonstone or Selenite
Ruling Planet: The Moon
Associated Sign: Cancer
Tuesday is the day that is ruled by the planet Mars. Mars is akin to movement and energy, so Tuesday’s child is going to be one that always has a lot of energy. They are filled with a strong will, determination, and courage. While this can be a positive boost that will get them far in life, those born on a Tuesday need to be wary of their own impatience.
Scorpio and Aries, which is also ruled by Mars, share common traits with Tuesday-borns as they are extremely innovative, energetic, and courageous. They are born leaders, and they live their lives almost fearlessly. Tuesday children are always on the go, always trying new projects, and always initiating their dreams and goals.
Suggested Crystals: Carnelian or Rhodochrosite
Ruling Planet: Mars
Associated Signs: Scorpio & Aries
In the poem Wednesday’s child is full of woe, in astrology, Wednesday (called Mercuri in Latin) is ruled by Mercury. Mercury is the thinking planet, the intellectual planet, and it promotes skills in communication. Similar to Gemini (which is also ruled by Mercury), someone born on a Wednesday is going to be largely communicative, witty, optimistic, and open-minded. They love debates and learning more than anything.
Their power comes from the restless energy that gives them their desire to be forever students, wanting to absorb as much knowledge as possible. Wednesday’s child is going to be highly gifted intellectually.
Mercury also rules short journeys and transportation. Similar to Virgo, they may worry a little too much and wind up being a bit of an overthinker and get lost in their thoughts on occasion.
Suggested Crystals: Smoky Quartz or Jade
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Associated Signs: Gemini & Virgo
Thursday’s child has far to go according to the poem, and this is an interesting comparison to the notion that Thursday is ruled by Jupiter (in Latin it is called Jovis). People born on Thursday are said to go far in life, because Jupiter is the generous, benevolent planet, and is the luckiest planet of them all.
Similar to Sagittarius (which is also ruled by Jupiter) their jovial outlook on life and carefree attitude may make it appear that Thursday-borns are the luckiest person on earth, but they just trust the process and love the journey.
If you were born on a Thursday, consider yourself to be very lucky. Find out where Jupiter is on your chart and use that power to harness your true karmic destiny. Things may fall in line for you, seemingly effortlessly, so it’s important that you follow your destiny, connect to the inner world like a Pisces, and do the hard work to prepare.
Suggested Crystals: Malachite or Celestite
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Associated Signs: Sagittarius & Pisces
Friday’s child is full of love proclaims the poem. We see this from the planets as well. Venus is the goddess of love and beauty, and she rules Fridays (Veneris in Latin.) People born on Fridays are going to love everything to do with love, relationships, and romance.
Similar to Venus-ruled Libra and Taurus, Friday-born people are intellectual and creative at their core.
If you have questions about love and were born on a Friday, have a look at where Venus is in your chart and make the necessary preparations to harness that power in your romantic life and relationships.
Suggested Crystals: Rose Quartz or Garnet
Ruling Planet: Venus
Associated Signs: Libra & Taurus
Saturday’s child works hard for a living, which may be surprising for a weekend born. This day is ruled by Saturn, the planet of limitations and restrictions. One of the reasons we all spend Saturdays running errands and doing odd jobs around the house is because Saturn rules this day. We are called upon to limit our fun to get the job done, and sometimes this involves restricting ourselves in some areas. Saturday-borns are also dreamers (like Aquarius) and like changing the game – their originality is what makes them stand apart from others.
The responsibility and hard-working nature of Saturday-borns are also reflected in Capricorn, which is also ruled by Saturn.
If you were born on a Saturday, you are a hard-working individual that doesn’t cut loose too often. You may want to learn to relax a bit more. You can also look to see where Saturn is in your chart to find out where you can make the most advantage of this hard working day, and the planet, that rules your destiny.
Suggested Crystals: Onyx or Hematite
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Associated Signs: Capricorn & Aquarius
Sunday is exactly what it sounds like, can you guess what planet rules this day? The Sun of course! The Sun is not an actual planet, but it is the biggest luminary body in the sky that has a tremendous effect on all of us. As you can imagine, those that are blessed to be born on a Sunday are among the sweetest people to know.
Sunday has similar traits to Sun-ruled Leo, they are bubbly, feisty, and bursting with energy. Additionally, the rest and relaxation that Sunday usually brings reflect Leo’s own self-care dreams.
They are wise, good, and full of gratitude so whenever they enter a room they bring the joy and light of the Sun with them.
Suggested Crystals: Orange Calcite or Leopard Skin Jasper
Ruling Planet: The Sun
Associated Sign: Leo
Open Your Calendars
When it comes to understanding your birth chart, the day of the week you were born might not be the most important information, but if you can have one more little piece of the puzzle to help you better understand your destiny, why wouldn’t you?
Knowing what day of the week you were born on can give you that “ah-hah” moment and some insight into yourself. How is that going to help you in life today?
Have you ever wondered why you work so hard in life, then you realize it is because you were born on a Saturday? Ah-hah! Maybe you should try to balance work with family a little better.
Do you have a tendency to be a worry wort and wonder why you are this way? You then discover you are a Wednesday child. Ah-hah! Maybe you should try to be mindful that your worst fears rarely come true.
Now, take that information and look at your chart to see how you can make the most of that planet’s influence. What day of the week were you born on?
Read more & discover: Which day of the week is the luckiest for your zodiac sign?
* Editor’s note: This article was previously published October 1st, 2013 and has been updated for astrological accuracy.
Are you ready for the culmination of your spiritual journey so far? A test of the lessons learned, a taste of the rewards to come? If you’ve just pulled a 9 in the Tarot, you’d better be!
Life comes at us fast. We might not always be prepared for the intensity of receiving a 9 in the Tarot, but if it’s here in your Tarot spread, one thing’s for sure — it’s ready for you. If you’re a bit stumped as to what exactly your particular 9 is trying to say, have no fear! It even might be less complicated than you think.
Today we’ll explore what the number 9 in the Tarot means — what blessings, trials, or difficulties it might have in store when you come to face one.
What Does a 9 Represent in the Tarot?
If there is one thing that can be said for certain about the Universe, astrology, Tarot, and all the other wonders of the world, it’s that everything connects.
In September, the 9th month of the year, we celebrate Virgo season, who rules over The Hermit, which is… you guessed it! It’s the 9th card of the Major Arcana in the Tarot.
As The Hermit itself is about reflection and the collection of wisdom through self-realization and personal experience, it’s unsurprising that the number 9 in the Tarot has a large spiritual significance overall.
When you receive a 9, you thus may be ready to put all your previous efforts to the test before reaching the 10, which is often representative of a conclusion. Whether it’s a small taste of the rewards to come, a final trial before the real storm, or something else entirely that may catch you off guard, a 9 shows us what it really means to have everything connect.
Rest assured, you have the answers you need in order to get through it.
Life Path 9
There are few who may understand and resonate with the frequency of a 9 more than those who actually fall under Life Path 9. These unique folks are born with an eye for interconnectedness and unity, and understand at a core level what it means to see the bigger picture.
Don’t know what your Life Path Number is? Find out with our Life Path Number Calculator.
Life Path 9’s, unlike other Life Path numbers, often have careers and callings all over the map. They may be doctors, lawyers, caregivers, teachers, or something else entirely; they understand the importance of every career because they understand that everything has value that they themselves may not even be able to comprehend.
Thus, Life Path 9’s are a great example of what it means to embody the kind of worldly wisdom that a 9 in the Tarot asks of you. More so than one kind of knowledge, going with the flow of 9 means accepting its diverse varieties.
Read this next: The Perfect Career for You, Based On Your Life Path Number!
The 9’s of Tarot Through Each Suit
We now know that a 9 in itself can mean variety — a variety of tests, a variety of knowledge, a variety of basically whatever the universe decides you need at that moment in time. Thankfully, however, the 9’s through each suit in the Minor Arcana of the Tarot can be a little more specific, and offer some clearer insight on what to expect when you see a certain 9.
Let’s take a look!
9 of Wands
One of the biggest challenges and lessons learned in the suit of Wands up until this point has been the question of speed, passion, and fiery pursuits of action.
What better the ultimate test to look like other than a test of patience?
The 9 of Wands asks you to take a pause, and seriously examine the situation around you. At the same time, you’re being asked to still maintain your willpower and passion, and use the gifts of the suit of Wands to your advantage in this precarious situation.
It is the perfect place overall to test your will, strength, and internal fire.
9 of Swords
It’s unsurprising that one of the biggest tests of the 9’s comes in the suit of Swords, where tragedy stirs and mental battles ensue.
While the 8 of Swords can be both physical and mental restrictions at play, the 9 of Swords is purely an internal battle. Think: nightmares, anxieties, and your worst fears, all coming to play at once. The good news? All 9’s imply that you have everything you need already within you; there are no more lessons to be learned.
So take a deep breath when you find the 9 of Swords, and remember you are the best equipped for the situation at hand.
9 of Pentacles
There are no more tests when it comes to the 9 of Pentacles, as the work has been done in all of the steps before.
Maybe you’ll be a little surprised to see how much fortune really comes through when the 9 of Pentacles arrives. In reality, however, there is nothing surprising nor strange about the abundance within the 9 of Pentacles, as it is only the natural culmination of much hard work put into motion.
Perhaps the “test” is the ability to enjoy and accept the rewards you receive once you reach this most auspicious card.
9 of Cups
There are many lessons learned when it comes to matters of the heart. In the suit of Cups, we wrestle with heartbreak, soulmates, nostalgia, and much more.
The underlying, important core theme in all of these things, however, is our perception of self-love, self-respect, and how much we believe we deserve. The 9 of Cups is the culmination of all of our desires that come from a pure place within our heart, whether this is a relationship, simply a pure love for oneself, or even money or fortune.
The point is that we must claim what we know to be true to our hearts.
“Intense” may even be an understatement when it comes to describing the 9’s of the Tarot. In reality, how the situations in each suit manifest may look different from person to person, as there is an abundance of lessons that can be learned at any time.
Regardless of what it ultimately means for you to see a 9, it is undeniable that it’s a bit of a compliment from the Universe to receive one. You’ve tread the path for quite some time, and now it’s time to be put to the ultimate test of each suit!
If you need a refresher on lessons learned thus far, however, the other numbers of the Tarot may just hold the answers you seek.
Catch up on the other numerology-themed Tarot articles in the series below!
- Aces of the Tarot
- 2’s of the Tarot
- 3’s of the Tarot
- 4’s of the Tarot
- 5’s of the Tarot
- 6’s of the Tarot
- 7’s of the Tarot
- 8’s of the Tarot
So when it comes to love, what can your Chinese Zodiac sign tell you?
It’s all about the trines!
Well, maybe not “all” but definitely a fair amount. Like Western Astrology, Chinese Astrology is a many-layered and complex thing. But also like Western Astrology, certain signs tend to be more compatible with others.
That’s why when you’re out on a date with someone for the first time, it’s always a good idea to pop the question – “What’s your Chinese Zodiac sign?” (Yes, they may think you’re a little weird, but if it puts them off they’re probably not very compatible with you in the first place!)
What Are the Trines?
The Chinese Zodiac is made up of four trines – First, Second, Third and Fourth. The twelve animals of the zodiac are divided into categories, based on their similarities and common interests. Here’s a quick breakdown of the Chinese Zodiac trines:
The First Trine
The First Trine consists of the Rat, Dragon and Monkey.
These are the doers of the zodiac, go-getters who are known for their ambition and desire for power. They are intelligent and forthright, but can also be ruthless and domineering. They correlate with the Fire signs, Aries, Leo and Sagittarius in Western Astrology.
The Second Trine
The Second Trine consists of the Ox, Snake and Rooster.
These are the pillars of society. With a member of the Second Trine, you always know the job will get done. They are reliable and level-headed, but can also be stubborn and vindictive. They correlate with the Earth signs, Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.
The Third Trine
The Third Trine consists of the Tiger, Horse and Dog.
These are the humanitarians of the zodiac. This group are often off on a moral crusade somewhere. They are passionate and brave, but can also be temperamental and over-sensitive. They correlate with the Air signs, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
The Fourth Trine
The Fourth Trine consists of the Rabbit, Goat and Pig.
These are the peacemakers who value harmony above all else. Typically gentle souls, they are also artistic and creative. They are generous and compassionate, but can also be lazy and prone to escapist tendencies. They correlate with the Water signs, Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
Learn more about the Chinese Zodiac trines! Understanding the 4 Trines in Chinese Astrology & Chinese Zodiac & Their Western Equivalent Signs.
How Does Trine Love Compatibility Work?
Members of the same trine will often get on very well and share much in common. There will usually be an initial attraction and also a deeper attraction that goes more to a soul level; members of the same trine will often share similar destinies one way or another.
For example, a Rabbit and Goat may share a common destiny to help the less fortunate. A Horse and Tiger may share the same destiny to fight for a worthy cause. A Dragon and Rat may set up a business together.
Of course, it is not always the case that two members of the same trine get along like a house on fire. Two Tigers, for example, can lead to a clash of egos.
This is why, just as with any other type of astrology, no matter what traits or qualities we are born with, it’s important to work on any of our negative ones. Our negative traits do not define who we are.
So two Tigers can indeed have an ego-clash, but if they are mature enough then they can find a way to work around it. As a team, they can truly be a force reckon with.
Similarly, different trines get along with each other. The Third and Fourth Trines are friends, just as the First and Second Trines are friends. Members of these trines will also be compatible.
First Trine Love Compatibility
If you are a Rat, Dragon or Monkey you will find good love compatibility with other Rats, Dragons and Monkeys.
Two Rats are good together, but they can also be quite secretive with one another. It’s important they work on this aspect of themselves for the relationship to succeed.
Two Monkeys is practically genius! This pair will never run out of cunning plans, and they can talk to each other into the early hours of the morning. However, there may be an ego issue when both are trying to prove who is the smartest.
Two Dragons are a mighty team – these two can conquer anything together and if there are troubled times, neither will abandon the other. Trouble comes when both are trying to dominate – there has to be a balance here for this to work.
A Rat and a Dragon will be a powerhouse together. The Rat is the strategist and the Dragon is the one who takes charge – in love, these two can build an empire, whether personal or professional.
A Rat and a Monkey will also work well together. The Monkey can lighten the seriousness of the Rat, and the Rat can provide the Monkey with grounding when they feel unstable.
The Monkey and the Dragon are also amazing together. The Monkey admires the Dragon for their strength and authority, while the Dragon respects the Monkey for their intelligence and quick wit.
The First Trine is also compatible with the Second Trine, and they make good love matches with the Snake, Ox and Rooster as well.
First Trine Love Incompatibility
Of course, there is also incompatibility when it comes to love!
The First Trine’s natural nemesis is the Third Trine. The Rat is the enemy of the Horse; the Dragon is the enemy of the Dog; and the Monkey is the enemy of the Tiger.
These signs are very different to each other and a relationship will take a lot of work (unless there is a trine-friendly ascendant between the signs).
The strategic Rat who plans for the long-term cannot stand the Horse’s unpredictable and flighty nature. The Dog resents the authority of the Dragon, and the Dragon doesn’t like being disobeyed. The Monkey loves winding up the sensitive Tiger, and the Tiger doesn’t think being poked fun at is funny.
Of course, this is not to say that fantastic relationships cannot come from these pairings. If the object of your affections is in your nemesis trine, don’t despair! It may simply take more work and understanding from both parties – and actually, these are the types of relationships that come out stronger at the end.
First Trine signs can also struggle with Fourth Trine compatibility too, as the Rabbit, Goat and Pig are traditional friends of the Third Trine. These may take extra work, but as the Fourth Trine is more submissive than the Third Trine, it will not be as challenging.
Where Will You Find Love?
There you have it! Your First Trine compatibility notes. Are you a member of the First Trine? What Chinese Zodiac sign is your partner or potential love interest?
Remember, Chinese Astrology – as with all astrology – is about understanding ourselves at a deeper level. We may have certain qualities and characteristics, but nothing is set in stone. We can become whoever we want to be and we can attract into our life the person who helps us become the best of ourselves.
The Chinese Zodiac First Trine compatibility is a guideline and can help you understand yourself and your partner at a deeper level. You can read even more about the friends and enemies of the Chinese Zodiac to gain more insights and understandings.
Dig in – the more you know, the more you can discover about yourself and others!
Related article: Chinese Zodiac 101: Breaking Down The Chinese Zodiac
Imagine you check your horoscope to find that a certain transit, like a New Moon in Cancer or Neptune retrograde, will enhance your intuition. If you’re familiar with your intuition and proficient at working with it, you might be ecstatic!
But, if you’re like many others out there, you might be wondering just how you’re supposed to use that intuition, how to access it, and what to do once you have.
We are not taught from a young age how to work with our intuition alongside our reading and arithmetic lessons. Yet, we all possess a connection with our intuition, whether we know it or not.
Have you ever gotten a “gut feeling” about a certain situation, or understood something without anyone having to explain it to you? That feeling in your stomach, that inexplicable knowledge, is your intuition speaking to you – sending you messages from your infinite well of internal wisdom.
And when you’ve learned to listen to that internal wisdom, you can use it to guide you toward abundance, miracles, and more!
Keep reading if you want to learn everything you need to know about connecting to your intuition, learning to listen to its messages, and transforming that wisdom into the health, wealth, and happiness you’ve always wanted…
How to Listen to Your Intuition
Before you can use your intuition to begin manifesting your dream life, you’ll need to learn how to listen to it.
You won’t have to try too hard to listen to your intuition because it’s always there, guiding you. In fact, what you’ll need to focus on is resisting the urge to stifle your intuitive voices.
Listening to your intuition is akin to meditation – the harder you try to suppress your thoughts, the more they flow. It is only when you surrender to your thoughts and allow them to pass that you reach a meditative state. All you have to do to “hear” your intuition is to surrender, to allow it to flow, and to stop ignoring it.
Your intuition is such a deep part of who you are that you couldn’t turn it off if you wanted to. Think of it as an inherent, intrinsic part of yourself – your sixth sense – because that’s exactly what it is.
What Does It Feel Like?
If you’ve ever asked someone for advice, there’s a good chance that you’ve been told to “go with your gut” once or twice. This is a form of following your intuition, and it accurately describes the feeling that you get when you do.
If you’ve ever felt a sense of excitement and an understanding that a situation was just right, you’ve felt the call of your intuition. If you’ve felt frightened in a certain location without any obvious reason why, your intuition was likely guiding you out of a potentially dangerous situation.
Did you know that there are astrological houses that rule intuition? Read: The Intuitive Houses: How the 4th, 8th, & 12th Houses Affect You.
Sometimes you just get a feeling in your core, whether it’s excitement, trepidation, fear, or love – and that is simply your intuition trying to connect with your spirit, your heart, and your mind.
In fact, the Ancient Greeks believed that the stomach, or the core, acted as the heart; that is, our intuition and emotions generated from the gut. They believed that emotions resided in the stomach, and that those feelings were crucial. They also believed that knowledge was better, purer, when “unsoiled by real-world interactions.”
In other words, they found more value in intuition than in scientific fact.
What Does It Smell Like?
Our sense of smell is closely linked to memory and emotion, so it stands to reason that it is also linked to our intuition. Only you can interpret a scent and how it connects to your intuition.
It may smell like your grandmother’s sweater, your best friend’s perfume, or your cat’s soft fur. If a familiar scent comes to you from out of nowhere, your psychic portal is open, buzzing, and trying to tell you something!
What Does It Taste Like?
You’ve probably heard someone say, “it left a bad taste in my mouth,” when talking about a certain person or situation that gave off bad vibrations. If you find yourself with a proverbial bad taste in your mouth after a specific encounter, your intuition is trying to tell you to avoid this situation or individual in the future.
What Does It Look Like?
Your intuition may manifest in dreams or visions. If you wake up from a dream that caused an emotional reaction, try interpreting those dreams to see what message your intuitive center is trying to share with you.
If you’re talking to friend or doing your work and you suddenly see an image flash in your mind, pay attention to it. Whether it’s a vision or an image of a house, a car, a city, or a person, explore that image.
Your intuition is trying to tell you something.
9 Ways to Manifest Miracles With Your Intuition
These are simple steps that you can start taking right now to build a better relationship with your intuition. Practicing these steps will help you hear each message that your inner self is trying to convey, and you’ll being using that intuition to manifest abundance and miracles each day.
1. Release Your Expectations
We all have certain expectations in life, but it’s time to let these expectations go and rise above them. You may have an image of your perfect relationship, your dream job, or your ideal home, but we are always growing and evolving – and sometimes the Universe knows what we want better than we do.
You may be wondering how to use your intuition to win the lottery or finally get your crush to pay attention to you – but this isn’t how intuition works. Instead, release those expectations and trust that your intuition will take you where you want to go, leading you to the abundance and the love you seek, even if it doesn’t look like what you thought it would.
You don’t have to let go of your dreams, but you do need to learn that your intuition is here to help, even if it doesn’t get you exactly what you want. So, release those expectations and let your intuition pave the road!
2. Practice with Your Third Eye
Think of your intuitive voice as that first voice you hear in your head, or the first image that flashes in your mind when you think of something or someone that you want. Think about the last time you met someone and had an immediate feeling – positive or negative – about that person. That’s your intuition, or your Third Eye, speaking to you.
While the Ancient Greeks believed our intuition lived in our stomach, or our guts, there are also many connections between intuition and the Third Eye – particularly your Third Eye chakra.
The more you practice connecting to your intuition, the more this chakra projects images and feelings into your mind, allowing you to follow your intuition more closely.
One of the best ways to unleash your intuition is to balance your Third Eye chakra. Work with crystals like labradorite, amethyst, purple fluorite, tanzanite, and azurite, which clear this chakra, and activate it. Eating purple foods, like blackberries and eggplants, will also cleanse this chakra.
You can also meditate, imagining a deep indigo beam of light radiating around the Third Eye and allowing it to blossom. When your Third Eye chakra is activated, it’s easier than ever to answer your intuition’s call.
While it’s important that you interact with your intuition every day, there are certain astrological transits that will help you fine-tune your intuition and easily deepen your relationship to it.
Pay special attention to Moon transits, like Full Moons and New Moons, which connect to our emotional center and amplify intuition. Neptune transits are great for amplifying intuition because Neptune is the planet of intuition and compassion.
Neptune rules the dreamy, intuitive sign of Pisces – so Pisces’ transits can deeply affect our intuitive skills. Cancer is another deeply intuitive sign, as it is ruled by the Moon; keep your eyes and ears open for flashes of insight during Cancer transits.
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4. Confirm with Divination Tools
When you aren’t feeling sure about your intuition, you can turn to metaphysical tools to confirm or deny certain suspicions or hunches. It’s not that you can’t get by on your intuition alone, it’s simply that these tools make it easier for you to bridge that gap between yourself and the wisdom of the psychic realm.
Tarot cards are a fabulous divination tool for developing your intuition.
You can choose your favorite deck, create your own Tarot spread, and ask the cards exactly what you need to know. If you’re new to Tarot, you can check out our tarot card definitions to help you interpret the meaning of each card.
Pendulums are another excellent tool to work with, particularly when you have “yes” or “no” questions. While the Tarot is easier to interpret with open-ended questions, the pendulum can be used to answer close-ended questions more effectively.
Divination tools provide immediate validation that might make it easier for you to make a decision. The first step is listening to your voice, and the second step is confirming that hunch with your favorite metaphysical tool!
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5. Trust Yourself
Your intuition is speaking to you all the time, but if you don’t trust yourself, there’s a good chance that you’re not listening to the wisdom flowing towards and through you. Trusting yourself is crucial for following your intuition!
Feelings of fear and doubt are natural and it’s impossible to avoid them altogether, but it’s important to eventually let that go.
One way to build more trust in yourself is to practice and repeat positive affirmations:
- I am wise and connected to my intuitive center.
- I trust the messages flowing toward me from the Universe.
- I trust myself to make the right decision.
- I am confident in my intuition.
- I follow my intuition and allow it to guide me.
- My intuition brings abundance and miracles into my life.
Your intuition is a gift, and trusting yourself allows you to receive this gift, and miracles, with open arms.
6. Stop Second Guessing Everything
When it comes to your intuition, you never have to second guess yourself. That first feeling, that first image that flashes in your mind, that is what your intuition is trying to tell you.
If you begin second guessing or doubting your intuition, it makes it harder to connect to your center of wisdom.
When you have an intuitive hunch or you experience a flash of insight, pay attention to it! Receive it. Send your own form of “Roger that” back to the Universe and acknowledge that you’re paying attention to the message you’ve received.
Don’t question your hunches, and don’t second guess your internal wisdom. When you hear a message, that’s the message you’re meant to pay attention to.
7. Practice with Your Intuition
There are no skills that can be acquired immediately, no matter how talented or gifted someone is. Even for the most psychic individual, intuition takes practice for those skills to be sharpened.
The beauty is that each day brings new opportunities for practicing and developing your intuition. Something as small as your cell phone ringing can allow you to practice sharpening your intuition.
Here is something fun you can try out: Try keeping your phone face down for the day. Each time it rings or sends an alert, try guessing who is calling or what application you’re receiving a notification from before looking at the screen. You might be surprised how often you already know what message you’re about to receive!
The more you practice connecting to and listening to your intuition, the more amplified your psychic powers will become to receive miracles in your life.
8. Look for Synchronicities
Whether or not we realize it, we are all connected to one another. Carl Jung called this connection “the collective unconscious”, and it referred to the consciousness that everyone on this planet shares.
Our fate, destiny, and karma are all interconnected to one another as well. And we often receive signs from the Universe meant only for us. It’s time to start paying attention to the messages, or synchronicities, that the Universe is providing for you each and every day.
Synchronicities typically appear as signs that are meant to tell you something. For instance, if you and a friend or family member share a connection to butterflies, you may see a butterfly appear when you think of that person.
You may think of a song only for that song to come on the radio almost immediately. You might express the desire to discuss Plato with a potential lover just before a date with someone that you didn’t know was a philosophy major.
While many people believe that synchronicities and coincidences are the same thing, they are actually rather unique and separate.
A coincidence is chance occurrence or “events that happen at the same time by accident.” A synchronicity, however, is when two things happen at the same time that are completely related to each other.
When you see synchronicities cropping up in your life, it’s time to start paying attention because your intuition is sending you a strong and clear message. Only you can interpret that message.
9. Follow Your Hunches!
There is quite a big difference between listening your intuition and following it. When you hear the call of your intuitive center sending you a message, you have the option to follow that message or ignore it. And the more you ignore these messages, the quieter they become.
It’s time to start following your hunches. Your intuition is here to help you, not send you off your path, so don’t be afraid to do what your gut is telling you to do!
If you get a sudden urge to share an idea at work, share it. If you receive a message telling you to contact an old friend, give them a call. When you feel like you need to rest, make time for relaxation or even a nap.
As you start acting on and following your intuition, you’ll begin to realize how accurate it actually is!
Your Intuition is Your Friend
These simple techniques will bring you closer than ever to your intuitive center, the same center of wisdom that paves the path towards abundance and miracles. Practicing and learning how to follow your intuition will help you feel more confident when acting on your gut instincts.
Keep your expectations low and your faith amplified to begin manifesting the miracles and abundance you’ve always dreamed of! You can begin to make career decisions, connect and communicate with your soul mate, and plan your future based on the messages you receive from your intuition.
Ask the Universe for guidance and be sure to listen to the messages flowing towards and through you!
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If you’re a fan of astrology you will know that each sign has a ruling planet that watches over it and bestows it with unique gifts.
Libra is ruled by Venus, Capricorn by Saturn, Gemini by Mercury and so forth. Some signs are ruled by two planets (their modern and ancient one): Scorpio is ruled by Pluto and Mars, Aquarius is ruled by Saturn and Uranus, and Pisces is ruled by Jupiter and Neptune.
However, there is a specific second ruling planet for each sign that not many know about.
The second ruling planet is in Esoteric Astrology and it represents your astrological make-up based on a soul level.
What is Esoteric Astrology?
As a bit of a review, this is astrology of the soul. Western Astrology primarily focuses on our personality – issues such as career, relationships, health, etc. Esoteric Astrology concentrates on the deeper meaning – our soul purpose and why we came to earth.
So, when we have a ruling planet in Esoteric Astrology, the intention of this ruling planet is to provide support for us at a spiritual level.
As you can imagine, the ruling planets in spiritual astrology and traditional astrology are very different.
The Difference Between the Traditional Ruler & the Esoteric Ruler
Your traditional ruler in astrology is the planet that rules your Sun sign. Your Esoteric ruler in astrology is the planet that rules your Rising sign.
Let’s say your Sun sign is Libra and your Rising sign is Aries.
Your traditional ruling planet is Venus (which rules Libra) and your Esoteric ruler is Mercury (which rules Aries).
The traditional ruler bestows you with attributes and qualities that help the core of who you are – your personality. The Esoteric ruler bestows you with attributes and qualities that help your spiritual purpose and evolution – your soul.
Learn more about your dominant planet: What’s Your Dominant Planet? Pluto, Venus, Jupiter & More
The Importance of the Ascendant
In Esoteric Astrology, it is the Ascending (Rising) sign which is considered the most important sign.
This is because at the hour of your birth a sign was rising, and this Rising sign matched the energetic levels of your soul as it was transcending into the physical world. Therefore, your ascendent represents the vibrational levels of your soul.
Esoteric Astrology places a lot of emphasis on the Rising sign. The Sun and Moon Signs are also important, but it is the ascendant that gives clues as to why you came to this world and what your spiritual purpose is.
It can take a while to come to realize your soul’s purpose because you have to battle through the ego to find it. This is why so many people experience a “mid-life crisis” or spiritual awakening beyond their 30’s. It is around this time that the soul is well-equipped enough to make its intentions known.
What is Your Second Ruling Planet?
Traditionally ruled by MARS, the Esoteric ruler of Aries is MERCURY.
While Mars gives Aries passion and confidence, Mercury enables Aries Rising to be sensitive to others’ needs mentally. Aries is a sign of dynamism and fire. This fire, when out of control, can descend into a wildfire of destruction.
Mercury endows the Aries Rising with a mental strength that enables them to identify with others and, when at their best, harness their inner fire and teach others the values of strength, courage and determination.
Traditionally ruled by VENUS, the esoteric ruler of Taurus is VULCAN.
Vulcan is not acknowledged in traditional astrology, but in soul astrology it is a sacred planet which identifies with the Law of Vibration. Venus gives Taurus an appreciation of the physical world, but Vulcan gives steely determination and an ability to see things through till the end.
At their best, a Taurus Rising is able to teach others to help themselves and stand strong against any storm with the assistance of Vulcan’s influence.
Traditionally ruled by MERCURY, the esoteric ruler of Gemini is VENUS.
Mercury is all about communication and this is why it rules over quick-witted, clever Gemini. In Esoteric Astrology, it is Venus, the planet of love and beauty, that rules this Air sign. This is because Gemini Rising is learning to communicate love and the higher meaning of life to the wider world.
When a Gemini Rising is at their best, they are able to influence and teach others using the benevolent, loving influence of Venus.
Traditionally ruled by THE MOON, the esoteric ruler of Cancer is NEPTUNE.
The Moon is all about emotions and magic, and this is why Cancer is such an emotional and sensitive sign. The hard shell on the crab’s back also represents strength and protectiveness. In Esoteric Astrology, Neptune rules this Water sign.
Neptune bestows inspiration and encourages Cancer Rising to use their emotions and imagination to improve the lives of others. When Cancer Rising is at their best, they are able to harness their creative spirit to help heal and inspire others.
Traditionally ruled by THE SUN, the esoteric ruler of Leo is also THE SUN.
Leo is ruled by the Sun in both traditional and soul astrology. It is believed that in Esoteric Astrology, two signs come to Earth to engage in battle with the Self – Leo and Scorpio. Leo is the battle for the personality and Scorpio is the battle for the soul.
The Sun is a mighty force.
When used in its most benevolent aspect, it shines a light in the darkness. When used in its negative pole, it becomes domineering, tyrannical – and burns! At their best, Leo Rising learn to master their ego and they use their gifts to heal others and the world at large.
Traditionally ruled by MERCURY, the esoteric ruler of Virgo is THE MOON.
Mercury bestows Virgo with powerful logic and reasoning power. In Esoteric Astrology, The Moon brings this practical Earth sign the deeper meaning behind their powers of analysis and enables Virgo Rising to use these earthly gifts for the greater good of humanity.
At their best, Virgo Rising is able to use merge the rational mind with the intuitive one – as represented by The Moon – and use these talents in service of the world and to others.
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Traditionally ruled by VENUS, the esoteric ruler of Libra is URANUS.
Under the traditional rule of Venus, Libra learns the value of peace, love, harmony and beauty. With the esoteric leadership of Uranus, Libra must learn to merge her sense of fairness and justice with the progression of mankind.
When Libra Rising is at their best, they are able to use their talents of balancing opposites in order to progress humanity further towards a place of love and compassion.
Traditionally ruled by MARS and PLUTO, the esoteric ruler of Scorpio is MARS.
In Scorpio, the soul finds itself caught in an intense battle between the soul and ego. With Mars as the ruling planet in both traditional and spiritual astrology, Scorpio must learn to merge light and dark as one in order to push mankind towards becoming the best of itself.
Many esoteric astrologers consider Scorpio Rising the most difficult ascendant of all. Scorpio Rising must endure much hardship and this is why Mars is the ruler – Mars is the warrior planet that bestows its signs with strength and courage.
At their best, Scorpio Rising complete the necessary transformations and become a beacon of light for others.
Traditionally ruled by JUPITER, the esoteric ruler of Sagittarius is THE EARTH.
The Earth does not rule over any planets in traditional astrology, but it rules over the Fire sign of Sagittarius in spiritual astrology. Jupiter bestows Sagittarius with the desire for truth-seeking throughout the physical plane.
With Earth as its esoteric ruler, Sagittarius is able to gain an understanding of intuition and apply it to the physical world; Earth grounds Sagittarius and enables this sign to use their higher wisdom in tangible ways.
At their best, Sagittarius Rising becomes a beacon of truth for others and finds realistic ways of conveying their knowledge and wisdom to the wider world.
Traditionally ruled by SATURN, the esoteric ruler of Capricorn is also SATURN.
Saturn bestows discipline and hard work to its sign and encourages Capricorn to practice patience and endurance. In both traditional and spiritual astrology, Saturn is the ruler.
Saturn often represents an uphill battle towards success and when applied to soul astrology, this culminates in an ability to use the wisdom and knowledge they have gained to serve humanity.
At their best, Capricorn Rising are able to harness their learned wisdom to set others free in the same way they have set themselves free.
Traditionally ruled by SATURN and URANUS, the esoteric ruler of Aquarius is JUPITER.
Uranus is the planet of open-minded progression and traditionally bestows Aquarius with the ability to apply original thought to their life and wider world – creative energy which can push humanity forward. Saturn endows them with the discipline to do this.
In Esoteric Astrology, benevolent Jupiter is the ruler and brings a strong sense of humanity to the desire for progression.
At their best, Aquarius Rising are able to use their creative energy and original thought to help others and push humanity forward, not just for the sake of progression, but for the sake of compassion.
Traditionally ruled by NEPTUNE and JUPITER, the esoteric ruler of Pisces is PLUTO.
In traditional astrology, Neptune gives Pisces idealism and imagination while Jupiter bestows them with their famous sympathy and compassion for others. In Esoteric Astrology, Pluto is the ruler of Pisces.
Pluto represents everything that is dark and hidden and the challenge for Pisces is to face the dark side of life while maintaining their warm benevolence; their other challenge is not to run from the challenges that Pluto brings.
At their best, Pisces Rising is a sign that inspires and uplifts the whole of humanity, proving that the power of love and compassion can transcend any suffering on Earth.
What Is Your Second Ruling Planet?
Esoteric Astrology delves into a branch of astrology that can provide us with a wealth of information at a deeper and more spiritual level. When you understand the significance of your soul sign, you are then able to understand at a deeper level why things happen the way they do, and the evolution of your own personal spiritual path.
Are things beginning to make sense now?
You may have always felt more curious about your Rising sign and the significant impact it has on you, but now that you are learning more about it, certain things may be unraveling and you may have a thirst to know more.
This is your soul telling you there is more to know! And the more you know, the more you can help your soul on its journey. Don’t be frustrated if it seems complicated or difficult to take in at first. The journey is a slow one and patience is simply a part of it.
Trust in yourself and trust in your soul.
Esoteric Astrology is here to help you find the deeper meaning, which can be especially helpful in times of challenge. Which esoteric planet rules you? Can you identify more with it now?
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Did you know that your name can hold the key to understanding more about yourself?
You might already have calculated your Life Path Number, (if you haven’t, you can learn how to do that by reading: Calculating Your Life Path number or test out our Numerology Life Path Number Calculator) but there’s actually still so much more to be uncovered within the world of numerology — like your Expression number.
Numerology can be the key to understanding your unique self-expression. Like a birthday, a name creates a unique imprint that belongs to you, and often has much more to reveal than simply being what others call you. It creates what is known as your Expression number, which reveals your innate potential and creative capabilities in life.
This is why it is sometimes called the “Destiny Number.”
It can provide clues to your talents and skills, as well as your challenges. A careful analysis of your name can point you toward your career, personal goals, and any other aspirations you may have… and perhaps much more.
How to Calculate Your Expression Number
Your Expression number is based on your full birth name—the name you were given on your birth certificate—and can show you which talents, gifts, strengths, and weaknesses you are likely to experience, as well as who you are at your core.
When calculating your Expression number, don’t add any prefixes or suffixes that you might use (such as Dr., Sr., Jr., Rev., for example). If you have more than one middle name, use all of them in your analysis.
You’ll need to write out your name in its entirety, assigning a number to each letter of the alphabet using the chart below.
Add the numbers of your first name together to get a single digit. Do the same for your middle name (if you have more than one middle name, then do it for each name). Finally, repeat the process for your last name.
The only exceptions here will be if one of your names adds up to a master number of 11 or 22. In that instance, do not reduce this to a single digit. 11 and 22 are considered to be “Master numbers.”
Once you have converted each of your names into a number, then add all of those numbers together to reveal your Expression number. If you are still stumped, check out the reference below. Calculating your expression number isn’t hard, but it does take a bit of math.
In this example, the name Jennifer converts to the number 9, Marie converts to the number 1, and Smith converts to the number 6. We add those together (9 + 1 + 6 = 16 = 1 + 6 = 7 ). Jennifer Marie Smith’s expression number ends up being a 7.
What Does Your Expression Number Mean?
Now that you have calculated your Expression number, it’s time to put it to use. The first step to using your unique number as a tool, however, is to first understand what the different numbers mean.
Ultimately, every person alive has the potential to be creative and self-expressive, even if certain activities—such as drawing, writing, or singing—may not seem to come naturally to you. The following guide will give you a sense of your unique sense of expression and how to foster and boost your creativity.
As a Number 1, you’re extremely capable of managing others and can lead effortlessly and successfully. Even though you’re a great leader and can capably work with a team, you are still quite proficient in working independently.
And as an initiator and leader, you are a natural trendsetter. Your self-expression is destined to be unique, eccentric, and bold, so never be afraid of being “too” anything — it’s what others appreciate most about you!
This number is overall equipped with leadership skills and natural courage. However, your energy can be intense, so while you may feel capable of expressing yourself fully, you may not always feel understood by others.
Try tapping into a more sensitive, vulnerable form of creativity that really incorporates your emotions. From poetry to painting, any medium that allows you to open and release the energies from your heart will help others see the real you.
Those with Expression number 2 are naturally associated with connections, intuition and sensitivity. Your congeniality makes it easy for you to work with others, as you naturally lean towards harmony and strive to avoid discord whenever possible. Preventing conflict is easy for you, as you naturally bring out the best in people.
You are also blessed with an intuition that enables you to understand others, and you can stay one step ahead of the game when it comes to your interpersonal connections. You’re likely the shoulder that others frequently use to lean on, but as a people-pleaser, you might shy away too easily from the spotlight.
While you might not feel like a natural-born leader, you do work flawlessly with others. To truly break through your potential, try collaborative self-expression—such as working on a group art project or forming a band.
You thrive in friendships and group dynamics, and the creative energy of others will bring out the true visionary within you, while slowly beginning to embrace coming into a more confident and independent skin.
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Charismatic, bright, and bubbly, people seek your company because you’re fun, and an overall delight to be around!
As a 3, you ooze charisma, and you bring life to any social gathering. A skilled conversationalist, writer, and communicator, you’re able to talk about nearly any subject with a natural grace.
Your personal style reflects the finer things in life, and you usually know how to follow the latest trends. People may regularly look to you for style guidance or conversational advice, as you naturally shine in a crowd and can easily become the life of any party.
This number is also known for its creative and self-expressive personality, but that doesn’t mean that discipline comes naturally. Chances are that your focus is sprinkled across many mediums and outlets, as it can be hard for you to settle.
You would benefit from exploring and increasing your sense of discipline. If you can stick to one artistic project long enough to complete it, you’ll find your imagination expanding and lighting up with all the colors of the rainbow.
Where there is a strong foundation to a place, a project, or a situation, it was likely built by a 4!
As a 4, you are a natural planner, and you can tend to prefer the tried and true methods of doing things. Because of your levelheaded and wise nature, people feel that you’re reliable and that they can count on you to be there, no matter the situation.
You are pragmatic and organized, preferring order over creative chaos. You may find it difficult to embrace the clutter accompanied by arts and crafts projects, and therefore avoid participating.
You’re so poised and seemingly calm that you sometimes come across as very serious to others. Because of how opposites attract, you may naturally gravitate towards people for whom artistic endeavors come naturally in order to soak in their process.
This kind of diversity is ultimately healthy for any 4. By surrounding yourself with the mayhem of their imagination, you’ll be inspired to cut loose and let your own sense of expression get a little messier.
Natural showstoppers, 5’s are energetic, fashionable, and love to be the center of attention — often without trying very hard. Others warm to your creativity and your spontaneity, and you may find that you’re just a bit luckier than most.
Being a star isn’t always easy, however. Do keep an eye on your energy levels, because they fluctuate and your nerves might get the better of you. Style-wise, bright and bold things suit you, as they accentuate your ability to stand out in a crowd rather than blend in.
This number overall possesses a carefree quality that others admire, although it can leave you a bit scattered from time to time. You likely don’t enjoy sitting still for too long, preferring instead to seek one adventure after another.
Your challenge is to find a form of self-expression that keeps you entertained, which means lots of exploration. Try any new form of creativity that you haven’t yet participated in and see if it sparks a new sense of passion within you.
As a 6, you are a natural caretaker and people-person. You ooze warmth and compassion, which means that people of all kinds easily gravitate towards you and your loving energy. With regards to your own physical expression, you tend to prefer comfort over style, and this is reflected in your home decor and your clothing choices.
You’re indeed sincere and genuine, but you need to make sure others don’t take advantage of it. Remember to take time for yourself — you don’t have to be everything for everyone! If you try, then you risk stifling your own talents.
Creativity comes naturally to this number, yet your tendency to put others first can hinder the creative process. Self-expression can only truly flow when you are willing to acknowledge your needs and take care of them.
While your generosity of spirit is admirable, you have to put yourself first every once in a while. Try setting aside an hour or two a day where you can create, undisturbed from the outside world. If you allow yourself the luxury of solitude, your imagination will pour out of you.
If there is one Expression number that is most difficult to define, it is a 7. A bit of a wildcard overall, 7’s are often drawn to eclectic interests that pique their curiosity, lending themselves to the world of research, philosophy, and possibly the paranormal.
As a 7, you’re very sure of yourself most of the time, but be careful that you don’t isolate yourself too much from others. When you fall under Expression number 7, people naturally find you a bit of an enigma, aloof, and sometimes slightly detached thanks to your aura of mystery.
Your number is overall marked by an air of the philosophical—you love to explore new ideas and collect any form of wisdom available to you. You are best suited for self-expression and creativity that taps into your thirst for knowledge.
You might feel inspired by each new piece of information or spiritual notion. Embrace these flashes of inspiration by writing about your reaction or painting an image of the concrete idea that comes from abstract thought.
The independence and confidence of Expression number 8 is truly enviable!
As an 8, you’re naturally confident and self-reliant and don’t usually care what others think about you. You find the human psyche intriguing and will probe other minds to see what makes them tick.
You prefer quality over quantity, but might be a bit defensive about your appearance and possessions as your belongings and individuality are important to you. However, when it comes to those that you love most, you can let your guard down and be more willing to share.
This number is overall best summarized as competitive and driven. You may feel like cultivating creativity or play is a waste of time, especially if it doesn’t further your career or guarantee some modicum of success.
Your challenge is knowing when to take a break and simply enjoy yourself. Rest assured, giving your creativity room to grow will only further your ability to find innovative solutions to any problems that could deter you on your path. Sit down, grab a pen, and just have fun.
As a 9, your grace and poise is reflected in your surroundings and the way that you present yourself.
You’re idealistic, and you feel genuine compassion for humanity, but on a one-to-one level, you may clash with people easily if you can’t find common ground. As much as you love to entertain and work with others, values and ideals are important to you and how you build long-term connections.
With Expression number 9, your love for humankind is immense, and you probably daydream often about how you can make the world a better place. Because you are so concerned with the well-being of others, it can be hard for you to express yourself at times.
You have to remember that you deserve to be heard just as much as anyone else does. Try to find the confidence that allows you to feel comfortable with your creativity and uniqueness, and you’ll be well on your way to achieving your worldly goals.
As one of the master numbers, 11 marks the presence of both integrity and naivety. With the enthusiasm of a 1, but the wisdom of being further down the path, there is a youthful yet wise energy that you bring to the table. Patience and understanding flow from you, and people are drawn to you because of it.
Your style is often reserved since you don’t like to be the center of attention. People might mistake you for being aloof or standoffish because of your reserved demeanor and calm personality, but often you are simply just lost in thought or thinking of your next steps.
There is a multitude of gifts that can come easily to an 11, but you could also very easily be a psychic or a healer. Regardless of what your chosen talent or skill of interest is, however, you must learn how to use these gifts, or they’ll overwhelm you. A challenge of being an 11 is knowing how to handle such unique skills with little guidance to work from.
The number 22 is another master number, and it offers you big dreams, goals, and aspirations — and the ability to achieve them. With a visionary quality of a master number, but the reliability and consistency of a 2, you can make accomplishing what you wish to achieve look easy to the outside eye.
With your interpersonal connections, you’re patient and fair and put people at ease when they are with you. You’re a good mediator and diplomat because you tend to err on the side of caution and tact more often than not, but don’t be afraid to take a risk or two every now and then.
A challenge of falling under Expression number 22 is learning to step outside of your comfort zone and learn how to accomplish your goals in unique ways, no matter how tempting the tried and true methods are.
Are You Ready to Express Yourself?
Life is more interesting and colorful when we embrace our own forms of individuality and self-expression. Our Expression numbers can be used as a tool to help us uncover what this may look like, and embrace our unique quirks, gifts, and strengths.
Whether or not you like to stand out in a crowd like a 5 or thrive in one-on-one settings like a 2, these things that make us special and different is what makes the world a more lively and interesting place. Embrace yours, embrace yourself, and get ready to take on the world!
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Happy New Moon in Libra day! The New Moon in Libra occurs today, and this Libra New Moon energy gives us a chance to focus on a very important part of life – relationships!
New Moons are great times to perform manifestations because they connect to new beginnings, have high energy, and tons of enthusiasm. The Sun and Moon come together to help us, inspire us, and bring in some light.
This New Moon occurs in Libra, an Air sign that’s sociable and craves connection, and a Cardinal sign that takes action for what it wants. Put that together, and this is an amazing time to work some relationship manifestations.
This is incredibly important right now as we’re dealing with both Mars and Mercury retrogrades, bringing out issues and causing extra arguments. Make use of the positive Libra New Moon energy to improve and stabilize relationships, and start better ones.
Six different Libra New Moon rituals are outlined in this article for you to try depending on what your focus is. Whether you’re trying to meet someone new, get back together, or focus on increasing harmony, there’s something for everyone!
When to Perform Your Libra New Moon Ritual
The strongest energy to perform your Libra New Moon ritual will be over the next 3 days (with today being the apex). If you absolutely cannot fit it in, you can go all the way until the next Full Moon (October 31).
You don’t need a lot of time to perform any of the rituals outlined. Take a few minutes beforehand to clear your head and get into good space. Do some deep breathing and let your heart fill with happy energy.
Think of love as a current of energy that flows to and from you, into you and out of you in abundance.
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One Note of Caution
Some of the included rituals do involve specific people, like an ex or a friend, but know that you can’t force someone else to change or love you. Their energy needs to already be open to you and what you want to accomplish. If you feel a block in your ritual, it may be them blocking it.
Try to be open to whatever the outcome is being beneficial for you.
Love rituals are just as much about you as they are the other person, and if you want the wrong thing for the wrong reason, the Universe may not comply!
6 New Moon in Libra Rituals
1. New Love Candle Ritual
If you’re single and looking to attract a new love relationship, you can give this candle ritual a try. You need:
- 1 candle in red and/or pink
You’ll want to program the candle first so it’s full of the right energy you need. One simple way you can do this is to anoint the candle with essential oil for love (lavender, jasmine, and rose oils are all good). Another is to carve your name or initials into the candle. Hold your hands over the candle for a minute or two and envision bright pink energy flowing into it.
Once programmed, light the candle and try to sit with it for at least a few minutes. Watch the flame and feel the love you want to have in your life. Let yourself burst with love and happiness!
Ideally, you should let the candle continue to burn until it burns out. But of course, don’t leave it unattended, especially if you have furbabies! So if you can’t let it burn continuously, burn it for a set amount of time every day until it does burn out.
2. Reuniting With an Ex Ritual
If what you’re looking for is to reunite with one of your exes, a honey jar ritual may be just the ticket. You’ll need:
- A clear jar (like a mason jar; you can use a clear food jar but clean it and remove the labels).
- 2 strips of paper and a writing instrument.
Honey is attractive, and a honey jar ritual allows you to focus on someone specific.
Write your ex’s name 9 times on one strip of paper, and then write your name 9 times on the other strip of paper. Put the two strips together with your names facing each other and fold them up so they’re connected.
Put the paper in the jar and pour honey on top until it’s fully covered, submerged in honey. Picture the two of you happy and healthy together while you hold the jar. Hold it daily and picture the love.
3. Strengthening Love Candle Ritual
If you’re already in a love relationship, you can give this ritual to strengthen it a try. You’ll need:
- 1 candle in red (if you want to increase passion) or pink (if you want to increase general affection and love).
- A happy picture of the two of you.
Carve both of your names or initials into the candle. Set the candle on the picture, and light it. Envision the two of you together happy, healthy, and with a stronger connection than you already have.
Like with the ritual to attract new love, you’ll want to either let the candle burn all the way out continuously, or light it every day for a certain amount of time until it burns out.
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4. Relationship Harmony Ritual
This harmony ritual can be used for any relationship – romantic, friendship, family, or professional – to create more peace and harmony. You’ll need:
- 3 candles: 1 white, 1 black, and 1 light blue.
- Something to represent each person (could be objects in their astral colors, pictures of them, Tarot cards representing each, or something that just makes you think of them).
- Essential oil that you find calming and peaceful (use lavender if you can’t think of any).
Anoint the candles and each object with the essential oil. Light the black candle first (to eliminate issues), then the white candle (to purify), and then the light blue candle (for peace).
Hold each of the objects representing each person and envision peaceful, harmonious energy with them.
Light the black, white, and blue candles for a few minutes each day to keep the peaceful energy going.
5. Attracting New People Ritual
This ritual is focused on attracting new friends or professional clients or customers to you. You’ll need:
- A crystal (for new professional clients/customers, citrine is great; for new friends, give blue agate a try; and clear quartz always works in a pinch!).
Cleanse your crystal beforehand (either leave it out to get direct sunlight and moonlight for 24 hours, like on a windowsill, or submerge it in sea salt for 24 hours).
Hold your crystal in your non-dominant hand (the one you don’t write with). Tell the crystal the new people you want to attract (wonderful new clients/customers who bring me heaps of money, wonderful new friends who share my interest in [blank] – you get the idea).
Picture yourself dealing with the new clients or spending time with the new friends. The image should be happy, healthy, and positive!
Sleep with the crystal under your pillow, or keep it in your pocket or purse. Hold it in your non-dominant hand for a few minutes daily.
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6. General New Moon Manifestation Ritual
This is a straight-up ritual you can use for anything, so if you don’t want to try the others, this can be your go to! You’ll need:
- A new journal or notebook (make sure it’s small since it’ll only be used for this New Moon; bonus points if you make it yourself! Try an origami mini booklet which only requires one sheet of paper).
- Writing instrument
Hold the journal/notebook/booklet in your hands and envision positive, glowing energy flowing into it. It’s often white or gold, but magenta is also great since it’s the color of manifestation.
On the first page, write that this is your Libra New Moon journal/notebook/booklet, and feel free to draw little hearts, flowers, faces, etc. You can also use various colors of writing instruments (so don’t feel like it must be all one color!).
Then fill up the rest of the pages with your manifestation wishes, and remember to write them as if you already have them. Feel positive energy as you’re writing. Listen to music, watch something funny, spray your favorite perfume, have some chocolate – whatever gets you in a good mood!
Libra is the sign of relationships, partnerships, and other people in your life, so you can focus your manifestation wishes on that. You can also focus on:
- Finding balance
- Having beneficial negotiations
- Just outcomes
- Opportunities for compromise
- Increasing beauty
- Creative projects or opportunities
Once done, thank the Universe/God/Goddess/Spirit (whoever you connect with) for blessing you with your heart’s desires, and put the journal/notebook/booklet away somewhere you won’t see it for at least a few months. Trust that it will all happen in the best way possible.
Final thoughts . . .
Feel free to play around with the rituals, and do what makes most sense to you. These are strictly guides and not set in stone. Keep your intentions pure, and know that you’ll be guided in the right direction to your heart’s desire.
Open your heart and mind, and remember to practice self-love. It all starts within you!
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