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As the deep and mysterious shadow of Scorpio season has already fallen upon us, much may be left to the unknown still for November 2020. Have you been experiencing a feeling of being put on pause or being caught in suspension? If so, you’re not alone!

The spooky chill of October may have slowly faded, but the New Year’s impending fresh energy is also right around the corner — creating a perfect limbo.

This kind of confusion can be disarming, but luckily we have resources like the Tarot and astrological forecasts to show us the light. We may not always get the answers we want to hear, but they surely will share what we need to hear.

With these intentions in mind, we’ve pulled one Tarot card each from the Major Arcana and the Minor Arcana for your zodiac sign for November 2020. Time to check up on your particular October energy and see what the Tarot has predicted for you.

Need a refresher on last month’s Tarotoscopes? Read: Your October 2020 Tarotscopes

Your November 2020 Tarotscopes

Aries

The Lovers (Reversed) & Ace of Pentacles

The world is your oyster, and you are being extended some real, tangible opportunities this month, Aries.

However, we all know the classic Aries tendency is to jump the gun at first sight of something shiny and new. Indeed, “new” is exciting! The Ace of Pentacles may foretell good fortune and opportunity, but the Lovers in reversed position warns against falling prey to potential naivete and inexperience.

This November, keep the following in mind: you don’t have to know everything all the time, but keeping yourself in check and remembering what you realistically do and don’t know can help you take more calculated risks.

Taurus

The Magician & Queen of Pentacles (Reversed)

Sometimes what any Taurus needs to hear is a simple reminder that it’s okay to take one step at a time and enjoy the present.

The Magician is a fantastically vibrant energy that predicts an ability to work with new hobbies and skills, spiritual development, and a lot of power and potency within these things. The Queen of Pentacles in a reversed position, however, is warning you against getting caught in thinking too far ahead or wondering how you’ll make something “stick” long-term.

There’s no need to get caught in the future quite yet, Taurus! This November, enjoy yourself and the newfound energy of craftsmanship and inner worth and power, day by day.

Gemini

The World & 8 of Cups (Reversed)

Ready for an epiphany, Gemini? The World might offer you one.

It’s an understatement to say that 2020 has been a wild ride for most so far, and Geminis are no exceptions to this fact. But in November, the promise of The World and the closure of the 8 of Cups reversed indicates that Geminis may be reaching full circle, or coming very close, this month. You may finish up old projects, tie up loose ends with past partners or friendships, or come to important realizations about where you want to go next.

This month, take these impulses and realizations and run with them, Gemini!

Cancer

The Devil (Reversed) & 5 of Wands

Sometimes you are capable of being your own worst adversary, Cancer. As sensitive and emotional beings, you also have a capacity to overthink, and at times, over feel.

The Devil reversed, and the 5 of Wands both indicate some kind of conflict or struggle, most of which is likely to be very internal. You may face some communication difficulties with your close loved ones, as you may have a harder time expressing yourself this month. Rather than try to go against the grain and share when you aren’t ready, know that it is okay to grant yourself the time necessary to process the emotions you’re experiencing.

November might be a bit of a challenge overall, but the good news is that if the problem is coming from within, the solution will too.

Leo

Temperance & 2 of Cups

This month is all about you, Leo!

You’re no stranger to needing some “me time” as a Leo, but the challenge for you this month is not to accept a spotlight in the center of a stage with adoring fans, but to spend some time with yourself… alone.

With Temperance on the table, it’s time for patience, moderation, and some quality time with yourself and your own spiritual and emotional development. And the 2 of Cups in reversed position solidifies the idea that November isn’t really the time for digging too deeply into your connections with others or necessarily creating new ones.

Patience, alone time, and quality time spent with yourself are all keys to a successful November for you, Leo!

Virgo

The Star (Reversed) & Knight of Wands (Reversed)

Time to hit the brakes, Virgo.

Both The Star and the Knight of Wands on the table would usually indicate a lot of momentum forward, positive movement, and initiative leading to something fruitful. However, as both are stuck in reversed positions, you may feel that energy present for November but have it seem just out of reach.

This can be frustrating for such a forward-thinking sign such as yourself, but take this as an opportunity for some much-needed pause. A workhorse such as yourself deserves a break now and then too!

Learn more about reversed Tarot cards with: Everything You Need to Know About Reversed Tarot Cards

Libra

The Empress & Page of Cups

Love and abundance flourish for you this November, Libra!

The true blessing of The Empress is that she reminds us that all of the resources and tools that we need to create financial stability and abundance are already around us. By enjoying and being grateful for what we already have, we attract more of the good stuff. This is the energy that you are taking upon for this November.

Additionally, the Page of Cups indicates that a soft and emotional but compassionate and creative attitude is on the horizon for you this month. All looks well, Libra — enjoy it!

Scorpio

Strength & Page of Pentacles

As you will be at home in your forte of Scorpio season for the majority of November, it’s unsurprising that your draw is particularly fortuitous, Scorpio!

Strength promises an inner balance, willpower, and peace for you this month, Scorpio — and it’s not just out of nowhere. This November, you draw upon your own talents and skills of inner fortitude and willpower to create and attract abundance for yourself. This is a particularly great month for you regarding finances and attracting the kind of income you know you want and deserve.

So long as you remain confident in your skillset and unique gifts, you’ll be well on your way to success this November!

Sagittarius

The High Priestess & 5 of Cups (Reversed)

Your cards for November are powerful, Sagittarius, but that doesn’t mean that they are easy.

With the 5 of Cups in a reversed position this month, you are being called to focus on the present and future versus what has been done in the past. Whether you have gone through something particularly difficult recently or need to tie up the loose ends of what once was long ago, the time to move forward is now.

The solution? The High Priestess is a message of intuition, spiritual strength, and knowledge. She draws upon her wisdom from her own internal world and has a unique connection to all things spiritual. You are more than capable of calling upon the energy of the High Priestess this month to get the job done, Sagittarius!

Summon your inner priestess energy and forge the path ahead.

Capricorn

The Hierophant (Reversed) & Queen of Wands (Reversed)

Last month, The Hierophant sat upright for our Capricorn friends, and with it came a lot of responsibility and structure.

As we now see it in a reversed position and the leader figure Queen of Wands upside-down, there is much more of a need to pull back and see the bigger picture before proceeding. This November, you may feel inclined to stick to familiar structures and routines only to find that they no longer seem to work with the same ease and effortlessness.

This requires creative thinking and an ability to acknowledge that you may not know everything anymore. Feeling a bit out of your depth can be alarming for any Capricorn, but this too will pass!

Don’t forget to check in on your free daily Tarot reading throughout this month as well!

Aquarius

Wheel of Fortune & 4 of Swords (Reversed)

The lucky Wheel of Fortune is here to catapult you into unknown directions, Aquarius. Time to let fate take the wheel.

The 4 of Swords in reversed position indicates that November may overall feel like one long marathon. You may literally get no sleep and feel as if you are constantly on your toes. As alarming as this may be, the Wheel of Fortune is here to assure you that you’re still on the right track this month, even if you don’t know where your next step will even be.

Rest up as much as possible, take care of yourself, and try to roll with the punches, Aquarius — as an innovative and eccentric thinker, you’re more than capable.

Pisces

The Chariot (Reversed) & 7 of Wands (Reversed)

This November may be a bit humdrum overall for our Pisces friends.

The Chariot in the reversed position indicates some steady progress but an overall stalemate regarding long-term goals and endeavors. On the other hand, the 7 of Wands in a reversed position shows us that it’s not really meant to be a difficult month overall for Pisces either. You overall may feel like you’re just going through the motions and getting things done slowly but steadily, and that’s okay.

That’s not to say that you can’t spice things up on your own, but the excitement will come from you, Pisces, and not an external source for this month.

Get Excited About November 2020

Whether you are anxious or excited to begin the countdown until the end of 2020, your Tarotscope is here to guide the way and help you better understand what you can expect in our final months of the year.

This November, remember to check back in with your Tarotscope to see if the advice that the Tarot had to offer can assist you in the heat of it all — or even come back to it at the end for some final self-reflection!

Take the Tarot quiz next: Which Tarot Card Are You?

Want to see what else the cards have to say? Try a free 3-card Tarot spread!

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Crystals and gemstones have been around for ages, and it’s no surprise that using them can bring a multitude of different benefits.

Since the dawn of time, their beauty has been crafted by Mother Earth in the depths beneath our civilizations. People have cultivated, mined, cut, and perfected crystals to display, meditate, and heal. Whether the crystals have been bought, gifted, or found, it is important to understand the properties they hold.

Today, we are looking at 10 crystals to promote positivity this holiday season because we all could use a boost as we finish off 2020.

Don’t forget to check in on your free daily crystal reading for even more insights this holiday season!

10 Crystals to Promote Positivity This Holiday Season

1. Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is a beautiful, semi-transparent gemstone with pink hues. With its deep connection to the Heart chakra, it magnifies emotions of passion and devotion.

Its presence is felt most when worn around the neck, keeping it close to the chest as a pendant. NYC psychic, Midtown Manhattan Psychic, notes that rose quartz is the crystal of self-love. This makes it perfect for those who need to raise their spirits and find enjoyment in their alone time.

2. Golden Tiger’s Eye

Golden tiger’s eye is my favorite crystal. Being a Leo, the empowerment felt from grasping a tiger’s eye in the palm of your hand is intoxicating. The crystal’s physical properties promote meditation. Its beauty and smooth surface are captivating. The streaks of copper and gold pigments seem to reverberate.

Look inward for strengthening self-promoting positivity while holding this crystal.

3. Amethyst

Amethysts’ royal colors are sure to captivate any gaze.

Amethyst is a rigid crystal with deep purples resonating throughout its body. This crystal will work to rid you of your negative thoughts and is known for being incredibly purifying. It has become a very “trendy” crystal and has physical properties favored for wire wrapping, making it a popular jewelry gem.

Embrace this gem’s powers by keeping it on your person or in your bedroom.

4. Clear Quartz

Clear quartz is a gem of true intentions and is commonly found tumbled and smooth as well as in its raw crystalline form. It promotes humility as a presenting gem of no color and is an amplifying crystal that is perfect for all situations. It essentially amplifies the energies of other crystals as well as its owner!

Those who keep crystal quartz boosts the immune system by restoring balance and empowering the self.

5. Obsidian

Reinforce your Root chakra by bonding with obsidian. This stark crystal will draw out negative energy with its gravitational presence. Keep this in the “center” of your home by displaying the crystal in your living room.

Its positive qualities lie heavily in protecting those around it from negative energy rather than promoting the positive energy itself. Imagine the tension in your mind and body that will release while keeping this crystal close!

6. Jade

Jade is a beautiful crystal known for its youthful green. Jade’s green ranges from a very light, almost white shade to the deep green it is most recognized for. It is the crystal of eternal youth and promotes positive energy and productivity.

Aligned with the Heart chakra, jade will promote good luck. Jade rollers have also become increasingly popular and could be an easy way for you to incorporate jade into your routine; try one out this holiday season to indulge in some self-care!





7. Malachite

Malachite is a healing crystal that resonates with the Heart and Throat chakras. Its soft green appearance is reminiscent of the breath of nature found in the forest. Malachite is thought to support healthy dreams and reconnect people with their empathetic self.

Work on positivity this holiday season by using malachite in your life to better understand others. Carry it with you when having deep conversations with others.

8. Hematite

Let the reflective properties of hematite guide you into a better state of consciousness. Hematite is a heavy crystal that works well to promote self-grounding. Keep this stone in your pocket as a keepsake to share its vigor throughout the day.

You can also use hematite at the end of the day to reflect and meditate before bed instead of scrolling through your social media feeds. This will leave you feeling more refreshed and joyful when you start your morning.

9. Aquamarine

Aquamarine can refresh your spirits this holiday season. This healing crystal cleanses the mind, body, and spirit with its rejuvenating presence. Aquamarine replenishes and heals just as water does.

Embrace this gemstone with your full self and let it work to heal you of your stress and trauma. Although best kept by empaths, aquamarine can benefit all people.

10. Citrine

Rediscover yourself with citrine! Rockville’s Spiritual Insight by Joyce suggests that citrine’s warm atmosphere promotes self-expression. Welcome new hobbies, or pick up old ones, along with citrine as encouragement.

Spend this time inside during this holiday season to create something. Explore hobbies like knitting and whittling and keep citrine close as a supportive trinket.

Break Free From Negativity This Holiday Season Using Crystals

Rarely do people find themselves with every single one of these crystals mentioned in their collection. While some people shop and hunt to find different crystals, others let crystals find them.

Do not covet your desires.

Instead, work with what you have and truly embrace the crystals that are already in your possession. Use just one of these 10 crystals to promote positivity this holiday season, and see how your energy transforms!

Related article: 11 Amazing Crystals for Protection & Repelling Negative Energy

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Hello beautiful souls! This week offers a rare opportunity in the 2020 forecast to start something truly epic. 2020 has been preparing you for this moment, where you can be reborn.

With Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, and Mercury switching signs, and an incredible New Moon Solar eclipse on Monday, you’re sure to notice a big shift in energy this week.

The planets, which are quite busy this last week of Sagittarius season, promise to uplevel our joy! The New Moon Solar eclipse also kicks off a six-month cycle of goal setting and a new chapter in your life.

Now is the time to truly listen to your heart and soul and focus your energy on what you feel is best because this week is all about new directions.

If you’ve been calling in a “higher love,” many of this week’s planetary placements are perfect for discovering just that. With the Sun, Mercury, and Venus in bold and free-spirited Sagittarius, you might just find yourself in a new place where sparks fly.

Saturn moving back into Aquarius also helps us think about the future we want.

What else can I expect this week from the stars?

The winter solstice occurs on December 21st, which is essentially the rebirth of your spirit. You will likely feel the energy building up to reawaken your light this week.

The themes of this month have truly been:

  • Rebuild
  • Reawaken
  • Discover

We are resilient, magical, co-creators of our reality. This week, ask yourself what reality you want to create and fill your life with reminders of that reality. Even if you don’t yet know how to create it, if it excites you, own that truth and know how it will be revealed.

Get ready for the upcoming solstice with: What the Upcoming Solstice Means for Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

Planetary Locations During December 14 – December 20, 2020

Sun: Sagittarius (November 21, 2020 – December 21, 2020)

Mercury: Sagittarius (December 1, 2020 – December 20, 2020), Capricorn (December 20, 2020 – January 8, 2021)

Venus: Scorpio (November 21, 2020 – December 15, 2020), Sagittarius (December 15, 2020 – January 8, 2021)

Mars: Aries (June 27, 2020 – January 6, 2021)

Jupiter: Capricorn (December 2, 2019 – December 19, 2020), Aquarius (December 19, 2020 – May 31, 2021)

Saturn: Capricorn (July 1, 2020 – December 17, 2020), Aquarius (December 17, 2020 – March 7, 2023)

Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)

Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)

Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20, 2024)

Daily Astrology Snapshots for December 14 – December 20, 2020

Monday, December 14

Sun

Sagittarius – Life feels different today, as if adventure is calling you louder than ever before. When you allow your heart to align your priorities, you see you are much freer than you ever felt.

Moon

Sagittarius – We can imagine ourselves doing things we usually don’t dare dream of today. Use today’s inspiration to get in touch with where you’d like your next year to go.

Event

New Moon Solar eclipse in Sagittarius – This will have many people announcing big changes whether they are getting married, moving to a new country, or leaving a dead-end job. Allow yourself to grow and feel yourself shedding old versions of your identity. Enjoy the breath of fresh air as your spirit is renewed.

Tuesday, December 15

Sun

Sagittarius

Moon

Capricorn – We are ready to work on our new goals and feel determined to make changes in our life that last. Feeling inspired is contagious, and you will likely find kindred spirits who are motivated to cheer you on.

Ingress

Venus enters Sagittarius – Our love lives get a boost of energy as the planet of romance moves into the Fire sign of Sagittarius. We may find people openly saying how they feel about us or able to do it ourselves.

Don’t forget to catch up on: All About Love Asteroids in Astrology

Wednesday, December 16

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Sagittarius

Moon

Capricorn

Thursday, December 17

Sun

Sagittarius

Moon

Aquarius – Our thoughts are not grounded in the here and now but more focused on the global affairs that pull on our heartstrings. Allow your inner idealist to reveal how you can live for a purpose.

Ingress

Saturn enters Aquarius – The planet of time and discipline is moving into the Air sign of Aquarius today, which means we may get sudden inspiration on how to use our time for the greater good.

Watch as many people join causes and are willing to contribute time and energy to progress and societal change. This is an all-hands-on-deck mentality that will help move us into the next year with hope.

Friday, December 18

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Sagittarius

Moon

Aquarius

Saturday, December 19

Sun

Sagittarius

Moon

Aquarius

Ingress

Jupiter enters Aquarius- This is a lucky bringing transit that puts our fortune in alignment with big ideas. If you want to kick off a new career, apply for a new job, or inquire about getting more training, now is the time to do it.

You will magnetize the resources you need to be a part of positive change.

Sunday, December 20

Sun

Sagittarius

Moon

Pisces – Today is all about connection and allowing yourself to be fully present. You will find answers you’re looking for when you connect with others and feel the love that can be shared between total strangers.

Ingress

Mercury enters Capricorn – This transit will allow us to feel stable, secure, and grounded. We will have less anxiety as our mind moves more into a routine based on our goals. Loyal friendships can be fostered under this influence.

What’s up in the stars today? Check your free Daily Horoscope – here on Astrology Answers! Make sure to also read: Your December 2020 Numerology Forecast

Did this overview resonate with you? Get another astrologer’s take on this week’s astrology forecast.

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Whether you are traveling (and I hope you’re staying safe) to see family and friends or staying home-based, this time of year tends to put a huge amount of pressure on everyone.

This pressure can build over the days and weeks and eventually lead to an outburst resulting in hurting loved ones, coworkers, or even your favorite barista with your words! It’s important to understand how you best communicate and what to do when things go array.

One way to learn more about your natural communication style is to observe Mercury in the birth chart.

Mercury rules communication and can help you navigate these types of situations. I’ll share how to figure out where Mercury is in your chart and how channeling the zodiac sign it’s stationed in can help you effectively communicate better not only now but also in the future!

First, however, let’s learn more about Mercury…

Mercury: Tiny But Mighty

I mentioned above that Mercury rules communication, but it’s so much more than that! Mercury also governs the media (like journalism, marketing, telephones, etc.), short distance travels (for example, subways, trains, weekend trips), education (specifically the primary years), how one learns information, and so much more.

All of this is important because it’s best not to limit Mercury to simply how we speak to one another.

If you are experiencing troubling or positive events with any or all of the above, consider spending a moment looking into what’s happening for Mercury. This can provide insights not only for yourself but also for those around you.

How to Find Mercury in Your Birth Chart

You will need your birth chart! If you don’t have yours, you can use our free birth chart generator before reading ahead.

Once you have your chart, locate Mercury. You can do this by locating the glyph, or symbol, of Mercury in the chart. From there, it’s as simple as seeing what zodiac sign it’s located in.

Use the interpretations below to help understand for yourself ways to have stronger communications. Remember, if something doesn’t resonate, then don’t spend time dwelling on it. If something does, I hope it’ll help you navigate your way through the end of 2020!

How You Communicate Based on Your Mercury Sign

Aries

Do you sometimes wish that you thought a bit more before you said something? Well, that is quintessential Mercury in Aries.

You might be, more often than not, trying to get your foot out of your mouth. I know it’s easier said than done but really, try to take a breath before you indulge in your sharing of your opinions or thoughts. It may feel great at the moment but not so awesome once you see the reaction on the other person’s face.

Taurus

In your mind, there are two ways of doing something, the wrong way and your way. This can tend to be a bit troublesome when it comes to deciding plans with others.

While your way may make the most sense because Mercury in Taurus is very sensible, give a moment to consider and evaluate the other party’s idea. Assuredness is a value until it becomes stubbornness, and most of the time, being right is not worth the relationship.

Gemini

You have a lot of thoughts, and as a result, you have a lot to share. Mercury actually rules Gemini, so the planet is very at home in this sign.

Communication comes naturally to you, but it also holds your interest on a personal level. It’s important for you to be in communication with those closest to you. Remember, however, that you cannot trust everyone, so before dishing out the latest gossip, take a beat to make certain you can trust the recipient.

Cancer

Emotions are hard to communicate through words for everyone, dear Mercury in Cancer, but I know it’s tough for you. Often it’s easier to work through the feelings on your own.

You have every right to do that but don’t get too bogged down that you shut others out, or even worse, grow resentful of them. Unfortunately, no one is a mind reader, and not everyone is as emotionally aware as you, so before giving a snapback response, allow the emotions to settle.

Leo

My advice to you is to try to listen. I am not saying that listening is tough for you, but what I am saying is to really try extra hard to lean in and hear what the other person is saying.

We all express empathy by sharing about ourselves and our experiences, but sometimes what others need is someone they feel is truly hearing them. Sometimes it’s best not always to have an answer, especially one that involves you talking about yourself.

Virgo

Mercury rules the sign of Virgo as well! Effectively communicating is a natural gift of yours. The trouble is that sometimes there are so many things that need to get communicated, you get distracted by the details.

Details are important, and that is why the world needs Mercury in Virgo people, but you don’t have to get stuck in it all. Most of the time, people only want the highlights, so sometimes it’s better to meet them where they are at.

Read this one next: Your Ultimate Guide to Controversial Mercury Retrograde

Libra

You have some solid relationships. It may be with family, friends, loved ones, or coworkers, but you are good at balancing both yourself and others’ needs, that is, if you’re being honest.

Small lies can be just as destructive as the big ones. It’s best to be honest in all areas of communication. Make sure there are no exaggerations and especially make certain you’re not just saying things you think someone wants to hear.

Scorpio

If your Mercury is in Scorpio, you know you are not fond of surface-level conversations. This depth can come off at times as pessimistic to those who do not know you as well.

Additionally, you can be a bit short when it comes to communications because you tend not to waste your time balancing others’ energies. My recommendation is to allow for a few conversations to be lighter. You may be surprised what you might discover on the surface this holiday season.

Sagittarius

Philosophy. Ideas. Cultures. These are some of your favorite topics, and like Plato or Socrates, you love to divulge in dialogue with others on your thoughts. Just as amazing and insightful as your ideas may be, consider that the other person may feel the same way about their thoughts.

Instead of getting heated over the dogma of a matter and being right, rather embrace the wonder of the human capacity to dialogue in this way. That’s something to celebrate!

Capricorn

Don’t let your independence, responsibilities, and work ethic keep you from the socially-distanced or virtual party this year! When it comes to communication, you like to get down to business and skip the conversation about the weather.

Some may admire your ability to get to the point, but for some, it may rub them the wrong way. Perhaps you may be able to relax better if you didn’t always have an agenda.

Aquarius

Your idea of a meaningful holiday season is cutting out capitalism and traditions completely. But, before you find your next soapbox, remember that not everyone can get on board with change as quickly as you can.

In order to successfully share your ideas, you must try to give it in piecemeal instead of all at once. Change is difficult for many people, and while it may not be for you, try to lead with patience. You might be surprised because they may jump on board!

Pisces

You are relaxed and laid-back in comparison to some people when it comes to communication. This is likely contributed to your ability to be able to see the bigger picture and not get so troubled by the details in the here and now.

While this may be true, if someone upsets you, you are often tempted to immediately write them off, but given the spirit of love and joy that can surround this time of year, try to forgive first.

Happy Holidays!

Being farther apart this year means having to embrace communication and connection even more.

Try using these insights about your Mercury sign to see how you can improve your conversations this year, and have some fun by asking your friends and family members for their Mercury signs as well.

When we understand each other just a little bit more, things come together in a beautiful way. Happy holidays!

Related article: Which Holiday Song Should You Add to Your Christmas Playlist, Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

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Mercury goes retrograde on January 30th, 2021, but don’t worry – we’ve got you covered!

You probably know by now that in the astrology world, Mercury retrograde tends to have a pretty bad rep.

When the planet of communication appears to be going backward, it sets all the “normal” stuff in reverse: miscommunication, lack of understanding, technological glitches, anything, and everything just going wrong … yes, that sort of thing.

However, this is just a little reminder that Mercury retrograde isn’t all bad.

If anything, it opens your eyes to just how prepared you are for the unexpected. No one can know what the unexpected is (of course!), but are you flexible, adaptable, and changeable? Mercury retrograde can be a wake-up call when we’ve become stuck in a rut or when we’ve allowed stubbornness to keep us tied to our comfort zone.

We could even say that Mercury retrograde has got a bit of that stern Saturn thing going on because it throws at us challenging situations and, the fact is, we have to sink or swim. As many of us would much prefer to swim, this is one article you need to keep to hand during Mercury retrograde this year.

Don’t let Mercury retrograde get you down. Make sure to check out: 10 Myths About Mercury Retrograde

The First Mercury Retrograde of 2021

There are three Mercury retrogrades this year and, and we mentioned, the first one kicks off at the end of January.

The important thing to remember about this particular retrograde is that it revolves around correspondence.

In other words, don’t be surprised if you send a text to someone and don’t receive one back. Those newly entering the perilous waters of dating may find this disastrous and give them cause them to be love-shy forevermore. Still, most likely, if you send a text to your object of affection and they appear to be completely ignoring you, it’s far more probable that Mercury retrograde is up to its usual mischievous self and the person just forgot to reply.

That’s what to watch out for with the first Mercury retrograde this year: keeping on top of correspondence. By the same token, double-check if you’ve “sent” that email or uploaded that document because, under this type of energy, you never know!

This first retrograde takes place in airy Aquarius, which is a good thing. Mercury likes Aquarius, and at the very least, it ought to help temper any chaos that emerges due to miscommunication.

You might also want to read: Is Love Doomed During Mercury Retrograde?

The Best Crystals for Mercury Retrograde

Now onto the good stuff, your ultimate defense against the forces of Mercury, which threaten to push you into throwing your phone across the room while howling in frustration: crystals!

We all love crystals. Not only are they pretty shiny things, but more importantly, their real beauty lies on the inside.

We’ve compiled a list of seven crystals to steer you through Mercury retrograde this January. This retrograde lasts until February 20th, so you’ve got a good three weeks to keep these mighty rocks by your side.

Carry at least one with you at all times; place another under your pillow; place two more as protective shields around your laptop and phone; don’t slack. The crystals will work for you so long as you let them.

Below are the seven Mercury retrograde crystals you need.

1. Fluorite

This Mercury retrograde crystal is a must-have.

Fluorite possesses the superpower of combatting electromagnetic waves that emit from phones and other electronic devices, and they may be able to stabilize energies that are going haywire. Fluorite is simply a terrific stone for mental clarity, excellent for memory, and can help remind you of little tasks you may have forgotten.

Keep a piece next to your electronics to help with any computer fatigue and help keep you on the ball.

2. Sodalite

A powerful crystal for communication, sodalite assists the Throat chakra and especially helps you find your voice. If you’re struggling with knowing what to say, or the words just seem to come out wrong, sodalite can help you.

Wear a piece around your neck or carry it in your pocket for optimum effect.

3. Moonstone

You need to stay calm during Mercury retrograde, and moonstone does a wonderful job of this. The crystal most associated with the Moon is also great at regulating mood swings. If you feel frustrated or annoyed at any point, take time to sit and meditate with a piece of moonstone.

It helps you tap into your Yin and feminine energy and enables you to view things from a higher perspective, which is very handy when you get caught up in everyday life stresses.

4. Amazonite

This crystal helps you see all sides of the issue. It is also a great crystal of leadership too, so if you’re in a position of authority, you’ll appreciate amazonite’s calming and persevering effects if you’re struggling to pull everything together.

Amazonite is a must-have Mercury retrograde crystal as it helps you communicate your thoughts and feelings clearly and succinctly. Worn around the neck or carrying a piece in the pocket is very effective.

You might also be interested in: The Ultimate Guide to Crystal Healing

5. Citrine

You’ve got to keep your mood up! Enter citrine, the sunny crystal that brings sunshine everywhere it goes. If you were Snow White and the crystals were the dwarves. Citrine would be Happy.

Wearing a piece of citrine helps release negative energies, boost your moods, boost your motivation, and if you find yourself in despair at any point, meditating with a piece of it can help rebalance your energies and brighten up your mood.

All hail the sunny crystal!

6. Black Tourmaline

… and this crystal would be Grumpy, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

There’s no denying that black tourmaline is one of those crystals that tends to strike fear into everyone who claps eyes on it. Still, the almighty power of this crystal is phenomenal and will protect you during Mercury retrograde’s more challenging moments.

With the power to absorb any negative energy flung your way, black tourmaline is best carried in the pocket where it can work its magic from the hidden corners of your coat.

7. Septarian (Dragon Stone)

Last, but by no means least, we have the septarian. The dragon stone is the rarest of the seven crystals, but its power is potent, and if you have one or can get your hands on one, lucky you!

The dragon stone is excellent for grounding and stabilizing your energies, protecting you, and assisting with communication issues. It has many abilities, and you will feel the awesome power of this crystal as soon as you touch it. Wearing a piece of it around your neck is especially effective to help with communication.

Which Mercury Retrograde Crystals Will You Use?

As always, the best way to deal with Mercury retrograde is to prepare for it. Aquarius energy makes it a little easier this time around, but that doesn’t mean we should get careless!

These Mercury retrograde crystals each have their own special abilities to help you with the three weeks Mercury appears to be going backward, so collecting a cluster of them and putting them together should see you through with minimal communication issues and an extra bout of vigilance reminding you to respond to that email!

What Mercury retrograde crystals do you have? Are all seven in your collection? Which one works best for you?

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Welcome to the number “2” vibrations of February, the second month of an eventful year. This month carries the energies of duality, polarity, and balance. However, we do not go through as many transits as we did in January, and this is a shorter month. There is no doubt about it; February will be historical.

The shifts this month are designed to teach us compassion, love, and unity.

It provides us the ability to see the duality between light in dark by forcing us to face the ego’s fears and connect to the source’s oneness.

Higher Universal laws are made available to us every moment during February. It is up to you to choose to follow your intuition and destiny or continue to answer the calls of fear. We are eliminating ancient karmic blockages that stem from previous lifetimes, realigning to the true frequency of source as our physical reality aligns with the Universal laws of nature.

We will experience a radical change in the Aquarian way, with the Great Aquarius stellium and New Moon that promises major breakthroughs. Then our heart makes its way toward the limitless ocean of love, and we close out the month underneath the Virgo Full Moon.

This month we will invent and develop a new reality for ourselves and the collective dream. We have the power to usher in freedom and liberation. February is sure to create a pathway to a brighter future.

Let’s explore this month’s planetary energies.

Your February 2021 Energy Forecast

February 1 – 7, 2021: The Newly Elevated Heart

The Sun & Mars

The first week of February launches a dynamic square between the Sun and Mars. This challenging yet motivating aspect forces the function of Self and the function of our actions and desires to become the basis of stability in the new earth paradigm.

2021 is the attainment of our spiritual desire and will to achieve, the restoration of the “I Will” template symbolizing the vision of acting under our higher self as we finally move away from old timelines. The Sun wants us to progress in our individuality and regain our autonomy. In contrast, old systems want us to remain fixed in asserting negative defense mechanisms like bullying, dominance, hate, manipulation, and violence.

Under this aspect, people may come off more pushy or inconsiderate to the feelings of others.

This creates a perfect opportunity for you to focus on new ways to rely on yourself rather than another person. You can accomplish major tasks under this highly charged combustion of physical energy, but slow down and take your time. Impulsiveness can lead to accidents and mistakes. Don’t forget Mars’ current theme while moving through Taurus, “Slow and steady, wins the race.”

Venus Enters Aquarius

Venus adds more intensity by moving into the Aquarian realm of consciousness to solidify the dynamic Aquarius stellium, including the Sun, Jupiter, Saturn, Pallas, and Mercury.

As Venus begins her heart movement through Aquarius, we will be elevating toward a higher vision, one of divine love, compassion, and kindness for our planet and all beings that exist in the solar system. When we live through our elevated heart, light codes illuminate to repair the distorted consciousness and fragmented truth.

Her newly found mission is to redefine our value system, birth social improvement, and increase the commitment to humanitarian goals.

During this time, insecurities may threaten your personal independence and relationships as we move towards unconventionality, freedom, and liberation. When we learn how to detach from the outcome, we make room for our 5d blueprint to manifest. Expect an increase in creativity, the need for social interaction, and a shift in your friendships.

Venus’ conjunction to Pluto back on January 28th, 2020, was the purge of what no longer serves us, shifting focus to the things that serve our soul. This included purging bad friendships, relationships, and contracts that are not supportive of your truth, marking an epic shift in our finances, self-worth, and value system.

You might also be interested in: How Your Venus Sign Can Help You Connect During Social Distancing

Venus Conjuncts Saturn & Squares Uranus

The sequence of events brought to us on February 6th, 2021, pushes us inwards to the heart, stretching beyond the status quo and restoring our sacred geometry that holds the divine blueprint of the soul.

With Venus’ heart movement of a higher vision, her conjunction to Saturn 5 degrees in Aquarius is a blast of authority and discipline to reclaim our seat of power. Her sextile to Chiron, and square to Uranus, is the dynamic movement forward towards global change.

Unexpected events ushered in by Uranus trigger Chiron wounds that have been taking up space in your energetic field.

These transits may generate feelings of coldness and distance, pushing you toward isolation. Thanks to the Sun’s easygoing sextile to the North Node, we can learn the lessons presented to us by these aspects, absorb the wisdom, and fulfill our spiritual destiny.

February 8 – 12, 2021: Elevating the Collective Dream

Sun in Aquarius Conjuncts Mercury Retrograde in Aquarius

February 8th, 2021, brings an explosive flash of insights that stimulate your imagination and widens your perception. There is more focus on the subconscious mind during Mercury retrograde, which is the memory storehouse of past thoughts and experiences.

This blended union between the Sun and Mercury retrograde shines light on the subconscious and connects us to insights from the past.

Although the Sun finds it uncomfortable in Aquarius, Mercury loves it there and strengthens our intuition and sense of self. New messages and themes come up during this time, and until Mercury stations direct on the 20th, they will not be revealed.

Expect miscommunication and technology issues.

Since Mercury rules the nervous system, he generates large amounts of tension and restless energy under this aspect, increasing downloads. Shield your energetic field from emotional or sensory disturbances, and always remember to connect back with your breath.

Saturn Sextiles Chiron

Saturn’s coldness and discipline may trigger your Chiron wounds on the 9th, forcing you to take a mature and realistic look at how you process your emotions and underlying fears.

There is a strong need to assert one’s individuality under this sextile, but it needs to come from a loving place and not past hurt and pain.

Saturn reveals the cold hard facts so you can do what is needed to move forward, not only in personal attainment but collectively as well. There may be lingering wounds that result in authoritarian displays of dominance, generating the feeling of people not taking you seriously. It’s important to address your Chiron wounds, take them seriously, take yourself seriously, and overcome those unresolved insecurities.

Harnessing self-discipline is key!

Mercury Retrograde & the North Node

On Wednesday the 10th, Mercury retrograde manifests with the North Node pulling on your intellect to upgrade your mental perception in alignment with your destiny.

Under this energy, you can draw on your imagination, integrating it with your talents and past life experiences to fuel your soul’s purpose. There is a sense of harmony and mental attunement that opens your mind to a higher lens as Mercury reigns supreme in Aquarius, calibrating the divine mind. Mercury also engages in his second square with Mars, indicating a strong possibility for arguments and heated conversations.

Perhaps you or other people around you feel the need to fight to assert personal beliefs.

Mars stirs up competitive feelings that may cause controversy. For humanity to create healthy relationships, friendships, and agreements, we have to step back and learn how to support each other’s views no matter how different they are from our own.

Communication is the key in moving forward as a collective, how we speak to each other, the stories we tell ourselves, and the thoughts we allow in our head.

It’s important to use this energy to help you realize that a mind is a vital tool for pursuing your destiny. Don’t let the ego talk you out of living your dream. Any resistance you experience is due to internal miscommunication. Check your inner narrative!

New Moon in Aquarius & Venus Conjuncts Jupiter

Just a few hours before the New Moon, Venus conjuncts Jupiter 12 degrees in the consciousness of Aquarius.

The blended union between Venus and Jupiter is the heart expansion of our soulful self. This planetary conversation provides us an amazing opportunity to expand our newly elevated heart by continuing to balance it with the mind.

Joy and optimism are maximized under this invigorating energy.

When we let go of the density and shed our attachments, the heart can expand and reveal the soul’s blueprint. The clearing of energetic buildup creates space within our cells that become receptive to higher bandwidths of consciousness. Opening up new pathways of self-mastery.

The New Moon occurs 23 degrees in the sign of Aquarius, pushing us toward the energy field of awakening, freedom, transparency, and empowerment. Aquarius is the “Great Awakener,” who’s electrifying currents jolt higher frequencies into the collective. Light codes emitted by the New Moon attune us to the Universal frequency of love and intimacy.

This teaches us how to love ourselves unconditionally and express that frequency towards other beings. It just so happens that this New Moon takes place a day before the Chinese New Year of the Ox, the year of reaping the rewards from all your hard work.

There is an abundance of wake-up calls brought on by the Aquarian New Moon. Some of them you may not want to hear but serve as important stepping stones toward your future. Although Aquarius possesses a well of emotions, it is an air sign that promises us the art of detachment through compassion, individuality, love, and unity.

Happy Aquarius New Moon!

Read this next for more insights: The Ultimate Guide to New Moons

February 13 – 14, 2021: Mental Brilliance

Mercury Retrograde Conjuncts Venus & Mars Sextiles Neptune

Brace yourself for an electrifying weekend full of aspects that push us toward new and innovative change, after connecting with Jupiter under the Aquarius New Moon, Mercury conjuncts Venus on the 13th, clearing away distortions in our intellect and decision making process.

For the new earth vision to manifest, we need to repair how miscommunication distorts our lens and alters our thinking.

Mercury is ready to claim a higher position by focusing more on lighter topics and matters of the heart. Artistic and intuitive senses are elevated toward the Aquarius forward way of thinking and expressing individuality. Success is gained when the heart and mind come into alignment and anchor in a new consciousness.

During this time, Mars sextiles Neptune creating opportunities to transform your actions and desires through spiritual awakening and mystical experiences.

When we transcend the ego, we melt away material desires and actions that keep us bound to the old system that operates in distorted timelines. It’s important to understand how the ego is a motivator for our actions and desires. When shifting past the illusions and aligning with Neptune’s transcendent point, we realize the oneness in all of life and transcend the barriers of the ego, prompting higher-self motivation.

Mercury Retrograde Conjuncts Jupiter

The second of three Mercury Jupiter conjunctions occur on the 14th expanding our heart and mind on Valentine’s Day.

Mercury’s first conjunction to Jupiter occurred before his retrograde shadow, with his final aspect post shadow on March 4th, 2021. Aquarian consciousness is the vibration of Universal Love, the collective’s sacred heart vibrations, and the new vision for humanity.

As these two dynamic planets unite again, our intellect will be given a boost of Aquarian Love!

This is a perfect time to gather your ideas and write down your plans and visions for the future. This planetary conversation generates new insights into technology that aids our future. Venus trines the North Node, opening us up to new relationships that assist our highest density. There is a sense of harmony and one with the universe under this harmonious trine.

Make sure to read: Is Love Doomed During Mercury Retrograde?

February 15 – 21, 2021: Revolutionary Change

Saturn Squares Uranus

The 17th brings us to a final phase of the Saturn square Uranus cycle, which occurs three times this year. This stepping stone ushers in radical change that disrupts the existing state of affairs.

Saturn triggers a crisis in the Uranus realm of consciousness that may drastically shatter your previous perspective, forcing you to find new ways to move forward.

Change is uncomfortable and can trigger negative emotions. Sometimes not all change is good. It can be hard and challenging. It tests your ability to find a balance between freedom and structure. It pushes you to face your fears that block access to your higher self.

These blockages weaken your intuition and cause a thick fog of confusion.

This aspect may prove to be extremely hard to navigate and may generate some negative feelings. A pivotal point for the collective that marks the dissolving of endings with the tower falling as the star guides the way underneath the Moon. There will be a shift in power as Pluto continues to work in the background bringing an end to patriarchal dominance. We are pulling the curtain, and it won’t be easy, but it will be extremely worth it in the end.

Pisces Season Arrives

The Sun moves into the intuitive waters of Pisces from February 18th until March 20th, 2021.

Pisces symbolizes the light of the realization that illuminates the soul self. It is the limitless ocean of love and the collective waters of humanity that illuminates our soul’s blueprint and purpose of this lifetime. The waters of Pisces wash through our inner communication channel and upgrade our infrastructure to love.

This movement through Pisces makes it much easier for us to tap into our intuition and follow our hearts’ guidance.

Pisces is the last of the zodiac, the waters where we cool off, drink, and rest. This dreamy energy stimulates the imagination and increases empathy. Through Pisces, the Sun’s movement shines a light on our dreams, creativity and provides the frequency of inner peace.

Don’t get caught in the moody waters of Pisces. Use this season to open up to spirituality and dive deep into the limitless ocean of love.

Happy Birthday, Pisces!

Venus Squares Mars

Venus squares Mars on the 19th, causing a tidal wave of divine love, like powerful ocean currents that manifest the ability to plan our actions in the seat of our heart.

This square may generate tremendous amounts of sexual energy and tension, pushing you to find new ways to release your stress. Emotionally detaching from energy-draining situations will help you curb impulses and irrational behavior. There is a lack of self-control, causing internal conflict between personal feelings and the feelings of others.

The only way to take the right action is to activate your spiritual will to achieve and ground in your heart. Trust the process and do your best to work through any unresolved emotions.

This aspect affects finances, relationships, sexual drive, and your value system.

Mercury Stations Direct

Mercury finally stations direct on the 20th at the Master degree of 11, thus signifying a powerful calibration of the mind, widening our intellect and perception.

We made it through the first retrograde of the year, full of drama, communication issues, and technology breakdowns. His journey through Aquarius was meant to reboot our internal operating system following the divine mind. He did this by showing us the power of WORD, communication, thinking, and writing. He brought us lessons to move toward communicating through the frequency of love.

Clearing anxiety, mental distortions, and fragmented perceptions. Downloads and messages will begin to reveal throughout the next few weeks as Mercury begins to close out his shadow on March 13th. Something you have been focusing on will turn in a new direction.

Remember, people do not knock your blessings. Your thoughts do!

You will want to read: What to Expect When Mercury Goes Direct

February 24th-28th: The Transformational Right of Passage

Mars Trines Pluto

The last week of February brings us to an epic crescendo, as Mars manifests with Pluto, Venus enters into the intuitive waters of Pisces, the Sun sextile Uranus, and Jupiter manifests with the North Node, our Soul Star Chakra that illuminates our higher blueprint and life purpose.

On Wednesday the 24th, Mars trines Pluto marking a transformational passage that concludes the grounding of the masculine’s higher vision.

Pluto is the higher octave of Mars and acts as the subconscious generator of our deepest desires and power. He attempts to purge negative elements from the psyche that block right action, our spiritual will, and desires. Important themes of lust, power, and sexuality will be revealed for the pure light of consciousness to reveal the truth.

To align with your higher self and right action, you need to purge out the subconscious blockages that limit your growth.

It is time to tune into your inner radiance, purify the shadows, and bring yourself to higher levels of consciousness. Maybe you have abused or misused your power or sexuality in the past, causing the negative tendencies of Pluto to wreak havoc in your life. This is a chance not only for you to break out of negative behaviors, but it is also a chance for the collective to break away free from the misuse of power and sexuality.

This is the first of two Mars-Pluto trines this year, with the second one occurring on September 6th, 2021.

Venus Enters Pisces

Venus leaves Aquarius, asking us to release our emotional energy as she enters the limitless ocean of Pisces on the 25th. Here we transition to the calming, soothing, and intuitive waters of Pisces, dipping ourselves in Universal love.

Venus in Pisces represents the soulful lover in you.

Since Pisces is a Mutable sign, we have a chance to properly adjust ourselves to the natural ebb and flow of the Universe, granting us a completely new outlook on relationships and love. This energy enhances your artistic and sensual side.

Beware of the darker moods of Pisces, which can play out in friendships or intimate relationships.

These tend to be the moods of jealousy and self-sacrifice. Dreamy energy caused by Pisces may create a fog of confusion or illusions in your love life. Work through any deceptive behavior under this transit. Once Venus moves into Aries, she manifests the emergence of our elevated heart. During this time, the Sun in Pisces engages in a positive sextile with Uranus, aligning our values with our soul’s blueprint.

Jupiter & the North Node

Jupiter takes this a step further on the 26th by manifesting with the North Node, forming a harmonious trine that opens up new pathways to your destiny.

This highly fortunate aspect generates abundance through personal growth and development. If insecurities haunt you and prevent you from actualizing your desires. It is time to clear away your old belief system, precisely aim the arrow, and expand your inner truth. There is a great deal of guidance from a higher power to aid you on your path.

So tap in!

Full Moon in Virgo

We close out the month with a nurturing Full Moon occurring 8 degrees in the sign of Virgo on the 27th.

Virgo is the Master Healer/Teacher. This represents the attainment of spiritual perfection and the ability to heal fear-based thoughts, prompting a brand-new self-mastery pathway that will allow higher consciousness to be the true motivator of our actions.

A Full Moon occurs when the Sun is opposite the Moon, highlighting the polarities between the signs. The Virgo/Pisces axis challenges you to develop the potential to love and nurture self, gaining the strength to care for others. This energy forces humanity to knuckle down to a course of action that might benefit others. We are being asked to step up to the 5d belief system that is our collective soul purpose as keepers of Mother Earth.

The mind and heart can elevate us to the level of the mind of a Higher Power by upgrading our beliefs to love.

The Full Moon forms a trine to Uranus, ushering in waves of higher consciousness as we eliminate all that does not reflect the truth of our collective soul purpose. You may be more irritated and moody at this time, making it difficult to find peace. Tap into Virgo’s energy and align yourself with a new daily routine.

Health is wealth, the Virgo way!

Happy Virgo Full Moon!

You might also be interested in: How to Make Moon Water for Full Moon Rituals

Energy Tips for February 2021

There is no doubt about it that February ushers in higher levels of consciousness that alter humanity and our relationship with the world.

As we leave the eccentric, ever-changing, and unpredictable energy of Aquarius, we leaped right into the soothing waters of Pisces to nourish our soul. This month was designed to reshape the collective dream and restore our sacred heart vibrations, the geometry of the Universe. After battling through the shadows, we gain new insights and increased psychic sensitivity.

Now we rest and recharge.

We will need all our energy as we make our way toward Aries season.

This month’s oracle card is Lucky from the Sacred Symbols deck. A streak of divine energy and inspiration that grants you the “Midas touch.” Luck comes in all forms, not just financial wealth. Luck may be healing, inspiration, love, or a newfound spiritual awareness and gifts.

Celebrate yourself and enjoy this lucky streak. You deserve it. If you don’t feel motivated, take some time to meditate and boost your spirit.

  • Journal your thoughts.
  • Practice gratitude affirmations.
  • Engage in daily breathwork and thank your cells.
  • Meditate to clear and balance your chakras.

Tap into the mystical and powerful energies of February. Have a wonderful month!

Related article: Your Guide to 2021 With Your Personal Year Number

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They say that breaking up with a significant other is hard to do, and when it falls under an intense astrological influence, it can actually be even harder!

Have you ever wished that a breakup could be made better? Or even maybe a little bit easier? The answer is yes, and we can actually turn to astrology for some advice. Each zodiac sign, and their accompanying elements, have unique characteristics and personality secrets that we can analyze to get relationship advice from.

Are you dealing with a breakup? Or do you feel like one might be on the horizon and aren’t sure how to deal? We’re here to get you through it. Let’s get to it!

Find out how compatible you and your partner are with our zodiac love compatibility calculator!

How to Get Through a Breakup, Based on Your Element

Air Signs: Aquarius, Libra, Gemini

Social networking is going to be the key to your success when it comes to love Aquarius, Libra, and Gemini.

It’s time to get out of your comfort zones, and mingle, even if you are just on the heels of a breakup. You don’t need to head out with the intention to find your soul mate but head out into the crowds with the intention of feeling better and having fun instead.

Surrounding yourself with others, especially people that care about you and want to see you happy, is exactly what you need right now. Air signs are very playful and optimistic, so use these strengths to your advantage when navigating a tough-love situation.

Remember, staying in isn’t going to fix your sorrows. Get out there and use your fantastic communication skills to show the world just how awesome you are. Your new beginning is waiting!

Air Sign Strengths:

  • Playful
  • Optimistic
  • Humanitarian

Water Signs: Pisces, Cancer, Scorpio

Water signs, oh Water Signs. Our dear Scorpios, Pisces, and Cancers, are the ones that feel the most wounded, attacked, and rejected in the line of a breakup fire. Even if they are the ones doing the breaking up!

This can be a sensitive bunch, and if you fall into this category, then you know what we’re talking about. You will be tempted to retreat to your caves and your shells with your proverbial boxes of tissues, and spend your days wallowing through chocolate and movies that are horribly wrong for you.

This is actually not a bad idea, and you won’t feel “normal” if you don’t engage in your standard breakup routine. But this plan is not going to help you create the new beginnings you want if you stick to it forever. It’s time to romance yourself, Water signs!

That’s right. It’s time to get out a little bit more, but not with a partner or with a group of friends. Pay the world a little visit and focus on recharging, rebooting and cleansing your soul. Your heart is more tender than most, so take the extra time that you need to recover from a breakup.

Have your cleanse, in whatever way you want to do it, and then perform one baby step at a time for putting yourself out there. You won’t be ready to love again and launch those new beginnings until you are feeling cleansed from the inside out.

Water Sign Strengths:

  • Loving
  • Artsy
  • Passionate

Read this next: How to Uncover Your Perfect Soul Mate with a Synastry Chart Reading

Fire Signs: Sagittarius, Leo, Aries

There is a lot of heat and passion still burning for you, Fire signs. Whether you are an Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius, you are feeling the flames. One important thing for you to do in the wake of a breakup or divorce, is to put all of the “bad” in the past.

For you Fire signs, exes have a way of bouncing back your way, so what you need to do is leave the past behind, and only focus on the good ahead. It may feel like the end of the world right now, but this is only just the ending of one chapter for you. For you, breakups are only painful for a short time. Continue to focus on positive vibes by reciting mantras or affirmations when you feel yourself moving backwards into negativity or pain.

When you focus on good thoughts, the person you are feeling “sore” over will be seen in a new light.You may or may not get back together. If you do, the new beginning will seem refreshed and rebooted. And if you don’t, there is another new beginning ahead.

Fire Sign Strengths:

  • Exuberant
  • Adventurous
  • Fast-moving

Earth Signs: Taurus, Capricorn, Virgo

Earth signs are all about feeling secure and stable, and usually practical as well. It can really get you down in the dumps if you are feeling a little dumped. All of that stability you were hoping and planning for may seem a little off kilter right now.

That’s okay! You are being sent this test for a reason, to either show you what isn’t working, or to show you what will. Step by step movements are called for now. Make sure to not rush into anything heated or emotionally charged right after a breakup. What you need to do, Virgo, Taurus, and Capricorn, is to spend some time reassessing what is really going on.

What is at the root of the problem here? If you were given the opportunity, what would you do differently the next time around? You are good with lists, so make your pros and cons list and really reflect on your previous relationship. This is a good time for you to do what you do best, strategize, and become the CEO of your love life.

Who is in charge here? You are. You have an adventure in romance right around the corner. It may be the person you think of most, or it may be someone entirely new. Slow and steady is going to win the race for you on this one Earth signs.

Earth Sign Strengths:

  • Loyal
  • Hard-working
  • Nurturing

Discover how each zodiac sign will break your heart.

Closing Thoughts

The best relationship advice we can give is to focus on yourself during this period of time. Work on your relationship with “self”, and good things will no doubt follow. A breakup is never an easy situation to navigate, but there are a few things you can do to take the worry off of your shoulders.

Of course, each unique person’s personality is different, and we can’t always group everyone under the same zodiac sign or element. Make sure to get a free birth chart reading done to learn more about other aspects of your own personality.

Related article: The Ultimate Guide to Twin Flames

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While we tend to focus on topics like astrology, numerology, and the Tarot at Astrology Answers, today we’re going to switch gears a bit and focus on a little thing called meditation.

Maybe you’ve tried meditation before and given up a few minutes in, or maybe the process has always seemed to intimidating to attempt it at all. The idea of clearing your mind of your thoughts and focusing on nothing can be a bit daunting if this is not something that you’re used to.

However, there are many benefits of meditation, and the peace and harmony provided by a relaxing meditation session is beneficial and healing for every astrological sign under the Sun.

So, if you’re ready to learn more about meditation, its benefits, and its connection to astrology, keep reading!

What is Meditation?

While meditation can seem challenging, it’s actually quite simple: meditation is the act of clearing your mind and allowing yourself to relax into the process. Meditation consists of clearing your brain and letting the thoughts trickle out – which can feel difficult if you try to force it.

It can be useful to think of your mind as a river, and your thoughts as leaves falling into and floating upon that river. Don’t try to force the leaves away, but avoid clinging to them. Simply let them float by and eventually the river will be clear again.

Meditation & Astrology

Astrology and meditation are both powerful tools for getting to know yourself on a deeper level. In fact, practicing meditation before an astrology reading can clear your mind of any distracting thoughts that might prevent you from focusing on your reading and its results.

Imagine how much you might learn about yourself by simply meditating over your birth chart. Take a look at your chart, learn more about your astrological blueprint, and take a moment to simply close your eyes and meditate on the information you’ve learned.

You see, hearing certain things about yourself or your personality can trigger emotional or negative responses, especially as each and every astrological chart is going to contain information that you may not like or understand.

Meditation clears the mind and allows you to take in astrological information with a positive, relaxed outlook.

What Are the Benefits of Meditation?

Before you decide whether or not to try meditating, you probably want to know more about the benefits of such a practice. Let’s explore the positive, healing results of meditation further!

1. Increased Focus & Cognition

Slowing and clearing the brain helps you release any of the distracting or negative thoughts that might be holding you back. Think about it – if your mind is occupied with stress and worry, it can be nearly impossible to focus on the work or projects before you.

This practice can also actually make you smarter over time as well. Meditation clears your mind of any worry or insecurities that may be holding you back from sharing your intellect with the world. When your mind is clear, it becomes much easier to express yourself – including your brilliance.

When you are stressed, the thickness of your brain cortex changes. It changes specifically in the brain structure we know of as the hippocampus. This brain part controls all of your learning and your memory. A Harvard University study from 2011 found that white light meditation and mindfulness meditation help to strengthen this part of your brain, contributing to increased brain function.

2. Less Stress & Anxiety

Does anyone on the planet enjoy being tense, anxious, or stressed out? Probably not.

Stress and anxiety are not only bad for your emotional well being, but they can actually lead to health problems. Meditation helps you let go of these worries and focus on the things that bring you happiness in life. This practice allows you to “let go” of your daily stressors.

This is great for Air signs – Gemini, Libra, & Aquarius – because they tend to overthink and worry more than other signs.

3. More Happiness

Speaking of happiness, when you combine all the benefits of meditation, it’s easy to see how practicing this exercise regularly can lead to more happiness overall. Letting go of worry and anxiety – even momentarily – on a regular basis helps you access the positivity and joy within yourself.

4. Pain Relief

This is one of the best and most overlooked benefits of meditation – it can actually relieve pain within the body. In fact, many spiritual activities are known to reduce pain within the body because that pain energy is being directed elsewhere. It helps with the release of negative energy.

This is especially useful for Earth signs – Taurus, Virgo, & Capricorn – because they’re always working and pushing their bodies to the limit.

Have a headache? Try meditating!

5. Improved Memory

Have you ever had a word stuck on the tip of your tongue, or had trouble remembering certain details of the previous day, like what you ate or who you talked to? When we’re stressed out or anxious, it can be more difficult to recall certain facts or details.

Meditation, as we know, releases stress and anxiety, clearing the mind and helping your memory recall improve. This is especially useful for Water – Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces – and Fire signs – Aries, Leo, Sagittarius – because they can be scatterbrained or easily distracted.

6. Increased Creativity & Compassion

When your mind isn’t distracted, it’s much easier to be kinder and more compassionate with both yourself and others. On top of that, your creativity will begin to skyrocket with regular meditation.

Our thoughts can often distract us from who we want to be and what we want to accomplish, but meditation clears those thoughts and helps you focus on the things you want to pay attention to – like kindness and self-expression.

Meditating puts you on a higher vibration. When you are stuck in the rut of worry and frustration, you can not access the information available to you at that higher vibration. When put your brain in a meditation mode for a little while, the only thing there is room for there is love.

Read this one next: The Best At-Home Hobbies for Your Zodiac Sign

7. Youthfulness

As you begin to practice meditation regularly, you will find that the combined benefits lead to a more youthful, exuberant energy flowing within you. The lack of stress, anxiety, and pain coupled with the relaxation and compassion that meditation provides will put a spring back into your step and help you feel more childlike than ever.

6 Different Types of Meditation

Now that you know more about the benefits of meditation, you might be wondering what types of meditation exist. Let’s dive in and take a look at the different kinds of meditation there are to choose from!

1. Guided Meditations

This is one of the easiest types of meditation for beginners. This type of meditation allows you to follow the instructions of a meditation practitioner or healer, allowing you to turn your brain off and simply go with the flow.

During a guided meditation, an instructor will likely ask that you close your eyes, clear your mind, take deep breaths, and imagine certain colors or visual images that bring peace to the body and the mind.

The best part about guided meditations is that you don’t have to do much or try too hard because all you really have to focus on is following instructions.

The only thing to be sure of is that you’re completely comfortable with your instructor. If, for any reason, you don’t feel comfortable with them, try a different meditation or instructor. Meditation won’t be as beneficial if you’re not feeling safe and aligned.

2. Chants & Affirmations

Sometimes we don’t have the energy or the time for a full meditation, which is why chants and affirmations can be so useful. And while the idea behind meditation is clearing the mind, chanting perfectly aligns with the act of meditation because it requires you to sit comfortably and quietly and concentrate your mind.

Transcendental Meditation is growing in popularity, and during this kind of meditation, the instructor gives the students a mantra to focus on. Primordial Sound Meditation is a silent version of this practice wherein you are given a very specific mantra that is linked to and based off of your Vedic astrology chart.

You can also practice chants and affirmations from the comfort of your own home.

Simply find a quiet, sacred space where you feel safe and comfortable. Create a mantra or a chant that connects to the outcome that you desire. Focus on this affirmation and imagine the feelings you most desire out of life. You can repeat these words a certain number of times or for a certain amount of time.

3. Zen Meditation

Many types of meditation focus on silently focusing on your breath and the present moment. Zazen, also known as Zen meditation, is quite popular and involves an instructor helping you focus on the here and now, as well as rhythmic breathing.

No-mind – also known as breath-awareness – is a form of meditation that helps you calm the mind through counting your breath and attempting to empty your brain as much as possible. If and when thoughts pop up, you then simply acknowledge and release them.

4. Mindfulness & Movement

If the idea of sitting still and attempting to meditate feels too intimidating, you could try meditation while moving! One way to do this is to practice mindfulness, which entails paying full attention to whatever you and your body are doing in the present moment.

If there is a certain movement or exercise that helps you slow down and focus, active meditation may be your best bet. Tai chi and yoga are two very well-known types of this movement meditation. The movements involved in these practices require deep breathing and concentration, and they help you release tension and negativity.

Get excited about movement! Read: Your Perfect Yoga Pose, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

5. Visualization

Visualization is another great way to get some meditative action and good vibrations – and it’s extremely useful for manifestation. Instead of chanting, trying to clear the mind, or being active, this form of meditation involves visualizing how you want a certain aspect of your life to be.

Visualization helps you attract the things you want, whether that’s financial stability, love, peace, or calm.

If you want a certain car, visualize every detail you can about it – the color, the finish, the interior, the stereo. Close your eyes and picture how it will feel sitting behind the wheel, how the seat feels underneath your body.

In fact, visualization is so effective that many athletes use it before practices or competitions.

6. Vipassana

Vipassana is thought to be the oldest form of meditation. The word Vipassana means “to see things as they really are,” or “insight into the true nature of reality.”

While traditional meditation asks that you clear the mind and focus on the breath, Vipassana meditation asks that you pay attention to yourself, your surroundings, and reality as it is.

This is a form of mindfulness. Helping yourself become aware of everything going on within and surrounding you allows you to focus on the present moment and live in the here and now.

To practice Vipassana meditation, simply pay attention to the sensations you’re experiencing, the emotions, the smells around you, the colors in the room. Try to make yourself as aware as you can be of everything happening in your body and outside of you.

The Best Meditation for Your Zodiac Sign

Now that we know more about meditation and its benefits, you might be curious about which meditation will be the most healing for you personally. Let’s take a look at each zodiac sign and the meditation that will be most beneficial for them!

Aries

Aries is a Fire sign with a feisty spirit, and you may experience aggression or anger from time to time.

Compassion meditation is one of the most powerful for you sign, helping you feel more loving and understanding of both yourself and others. To practice compassion meditation, just focus on phrases and mantras that help you feel more loving and understanding, such as:

  • May I be free of pain and sorrow.
  • May I be well and happy.

Taurus

Since Taurus is associated with the throat and the neck, Transcendental meditation is particularly useful for you.

By repeating certain words, sounds, or phrases, you’re sending healing energy to the throat, especially to the Throat chakra. Words are powerful, so take a moment to focus on or repeat words that are meaningful and healing for you.

Gemini

As an Air sign, Geminis tend to overthink things. You may experience more stress and worry than those around you, and you need to crawl out of your head every once in a while.

To do this, try engaging your senses through meditation. Vipassana meditation will help you connect to your sense and step out of your head for a while.

Cancer

Cancer is an emotionally sensitive Water sign that tends to take on the energy of others, so it’s important that you clear your aura from time to time to protect your spirit.

Close your eyes and imagine a wave of healing, golden light washing over you and helping you release any negativity that may have been planted in your aura by circumstances or other people.

Leo

Leos are energetic and fiery, and they may forget to take a moment to recharge every now and again.

Movement meditation, like yoga or Tai chi, will help you engage your energy while releasing any negativity that might be holding you back. When you clear this energy from the body, you have more motivation to go after what you want in life.

Virgo

As an Earth sign, Virgos can take themselves – and life – a bit too seriously sometimes. That’s why practicing joy meditation can be so beneficial for you, Virgo.

A guided meditation that focus on joy will lift your spirit and help you feel more grateful and aligned with the energy of the Universe than ever before.

Libra

Libras are an Air sign with a tendency to live in their minds, so it’s important to find grounding and balance so you don’t become obsessive with certain ideas.

Try sitting outside on a patch of grass, closing your eyes, and imagining the grounding energy of the Earth filling your body with balance and motivation.

Scorpio

Scorpio is ruled by Water, and your depth of emotions can sometimes result in envy or jealousy, especially when it comes to the things that other people have.

A guided gratitude meditation is just what you need to remind yourself that you have everything you need right here and right now. Focusing on what brings you gratitude will also help you attract even more abundance.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius is ruled by the benevolent planet, Jupiter, resulting in a deep connection to the giving nature of the Universe.

Visualization is especially useful for you sign, helping you manifest everything you’ve ever wanted in life. You can even make a vision board featuring photos and concepts that represent the things you want to attract.

Capricorn

Capricorn is a hard-working Earth sign that sometimes forgets to stop and rest. You have to slow down from time to time and allow your body and mind to relax and heal.

Yoga is one of the most beneficial forms of meditation for you, allowing you to sink into the present moment while continuing to move your body and ground your energy.

Aquarius

Aquarius is an Air sign that’s always on the go, and sometimes it’s hard for you to slow down and smell the roses.

Breath Awareness Meditation is an excellent way to remind yourself that there is peace and beauty in the present moment. Seated comfortably, focus on your breath and how it feels moving in and out of your body.

Pisces

Pisces is a dreamy, imaginative sign that spends a lot of time focusing on fantasies rather than reality. It’s important, however, that you bring your awareness to the present moment to attract those fantasies into your life.

Going on a mindful walk outdoors can help you feel more grounded in the here and now, allowing you to feel gratitude for the way things are right now.

How Will You Use Meditation?

As you can see, there are many benefits that come along with meditation and mindfulness, no matter what your zodiac sign is. So, if you want to build a deeper connection between yourself and the Universe, it’s time to start sitting down and letting the thoughts drift away.

The more you practice meditation, the more you’ll begin to feel like yourself – bright, beautiful, and brilliant.

Related article:How to Use Tarot During Meditation

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Chances are, you’ve heard a great many things about the mysterious, sensual, and enigmatic zodiac sign of Scorpio. But just how many of these things are actually true?

With such a sense of mystique and mystery already shrouding Scorpio, it’s unsurprising that there are a great many myths and misunderstandings about them as well. Scorpio themselves may even perpetuate some of these misunderstandings as they work to maintain that air of mystery!

Nonetheless, there are a few wild and unfair misunderstandings about Scorpio that need to be clarified, as a Scorpio can easily be your best friend and ally if you get to know them on a deeper level.

Things You Need to Understand About Scorpio

Like their other fellow Water elementals, Scorpios are emotional, intuitive, empathetic, and feel comfortable with the occult, spiritual, and psychic topics and gifts. However, with a Fixed quality, Scorpios are more inclined to fixate on things for prolonged periods of time and are stable and trustworthy companions.

The interesting thing about Scorpio, however, is that a ruling planet for this sign in modern astrological understandings is Pluto, the planet of change and rebirth.

Additionally, in traditional astrology, Scorpio is ruled by Mars, the planet of war and passion. This double whammy makes for an extremely complex and understandably enigmatic public understanding of Scorpio.

Both passionate initiators of change and constant rebirth, but simultaneously stable Fixed energies, Scorpios arguably take the cake for being a slight mystery. However, while figuring out what the truth is behind this sign can be difficult, we can surely still unpack what is decidedly untrue.

Where is Scorpio in your chart? Get your free birth chart today to find out!

10 Strange & Untrue Myths About Scorpio

1. They Are Emotionally Detached

Because of their introverted and sometimes loner tendencies, Scorpios give off the impression to some that they are emotionally detached from relationships, projects, work, and more.

The “too cool for school” vibe is actually just a misunderstanding that stems from Scorpio’s desire to keep their emotions private. In reality, this Water sign is extremely devoted and passionate, even more so than most of their zodiac counterparts. Their Fixed quality contributes to this and adds to their innate desire to go after what they want with a ferocity and vigor.

Just because they don’t show, it doesn’t mean they aren’t feeling it!

2. They Are Hard To Talk To

On some level, Scorpios can seem hard to read. They may not always initiate a conversation, and their piercing gaze can make one feel like they’re gazing right into their soul!

But for those who are willing to give talks with a Scorpio a chance, you’ll find that Scorpios are simply more inclined to discuss topics that relate to deeper, philosophical, or more spiritual matters. Additionally, Scorpios make great listeners, and you’ll likely feel intuitively understood.

3. They Are Judgmental

As an intimidating sign, it’s not that surprising that one may feel slightly judged or off-put by Scorpio’s intense stare or silence in a conversation.

However, Scorpios rarely actually judge. On the contrary, as they deeply love exploring new veins of knowledge, discovering something new, and any darker, occult, or taboo topic, a Scorpio is probably the first to jump at the chance of talking about something more “out there.”

There are few things that you could say to a Scorpio that would truly off-put them, and fewer that would push them to judge you for your interests.

4. They Cannot Be Trusted With Information

This myth is untrue as Scorpios are often loyal to a fault to those they care about, being Fixed and thus quite reliable, and under the Water element, thus quite emotional and understanding.

However, there is a slight caveat, and this myth may exist for a reason. Scorpios do hold a grudge, and they won’t wield your information against you… unless you give them a reason to.

So long as you’re equally as loyal, reliable, and understanding, however, a Scorpio has no reason to break your trust.

5. They Are Stuck In Their Ways

It’s true that Scorpio is Fixed and tends to obsess and fixate on people, routines, hobbies, and work that piques their interest.

However, Scorpio is still ruled by Pluto, the planet of death, rebirth, and transformation. Plain and simple, this myth is just untrue! By their very nature, they are inclined towards change and constantly reinvent themselves, even if you can’t always see the progress.

6. They Are Non-Committal In Love

Seemingly having a hard time getting a Scorpio to commit? You’re not alone, which is why this misconception exists.

However, the truth is that Scorpio is highly devoted, loves love, and experiences great emotional depths, so a relationship is never really off the table if it can provide them with the same energy that they are willing to give.

The catch is that Scorpio may take much longer to figure out whether or not the situation at hand is something that they really wish to commit to — because once they commit, they truly commit!

7. They Are Nosy

Scorpios can be a little obsessed with getting to the bottom of information, but they’re also not the kind of sign to poke around where they aren’t wanted — they’ll probably try to intuit the information on their own first.

However, if a boundary is ultimately set, a healthy Scorpio placement will know how to respect this. Scorpios themselves value privacy and generally enjoy keeping the public’s eye off of them, so this is a value that they can respect, relate to, and understand.

If you ask them to keep their paws off your business, a Scorpio is not usually one to push much further!

8. They Are Snobs

Again, this myth comes from a misreading of Scorpio’s public presentation.

Although they are often quiet, withdrawn, and mysterious, this doesn’t always mean that a Scorpio is looking down upon everyone else.

Introverted Scorpio doesn’t necessarily believe that they are “too good” for a conversation. Still, it’s not always their favorite thing in the world, and they may simply prefer to absorb the words of others than contribute something of their own, especially if the public setting is large and contains many people.

Don’t forget to read: 16 Things Only a Scorpio Will Really Understand

9. They Have Trust Issues

If you’ve ever had a conversation with a Scorpio, you may know that it would be a shocking feat to get them to open up to you about something serious upon the first meeting.

As extremely private people, Scorpios prefer not to kiss and tell, especially if they aren’t sure about you quite yet. They wait things out to figure out whether or not someone is trustworthy, and even longer to decide if it’s worth it for them to invest more energy into a relationship or friendship.

This doesn’t necessarily mean that they have trust issues — after all, they won’t refuse to trust you off the bat. It’s simply that they will take more time than most to give you their trust.

10. They Are Always Deep, Dark, & Brooding

Finally, you can’t let the mystery and mystique of Scorpio fool you — there’s so much more to them than the veil of deep, dark, and brooding. They’ll make for a great companion, whether as a lover or friend or even a study buddy.

At the end of the day, a Scorpio is interested in experiencing all the vast depths of human emotion, including the range of positivity, optimism, and joy that humans experience as well. As quirky and cultured individuals, they can have the best sense of humor, and they know how to have a good time because they’re not afraid to try things that are taboo or “off-limits.”

Plus — making a Scorpio smile is a sweeter present than anything you’ll receive as a gift that year, guaranteed!

Don’t Judge a Scorpio By Its Cover

You can’t always judge a book by its cover, as this judgment may be particularly wrong with such an enigmatic sign like Scorpio!

If you give them a chance to prove your misconceptions wrong, there is little doubt that they would surprise you, as you truly never know what a Scorpio may have up their sleeve. At the end of the day, this is also true for many other signs of the zodiac, as you may not always have the full picture of what is going on.

Check out our other myth-busting articles on Leo, Taurus, or Cancer, for example, to see what you might have been missing about other signs!

Related article: All About Scorpio Rising in Esoteric Astrology

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With two planets switching signs, as well as a quarter Moon in a waxing phase, the energy is shifting and building towards your goals this week!

On Saturday, the Sun will be moving into the friendly and positive sign of Sagittarius, and Venus, the planet of romance, will be moving into Scorpio, bringing out our playfully mysterious and intimate side.

It’s important to note we are coming out of the Mercury retrograde post-shadow, so things will really likely happen on the upcoming Full Moon eclipse on November 30th.

You can expect the weekend to have surprises where people confess their true feelings or prod you about yours. If you’re trying to start a new relationship, plan something to get the ball rolling to maximize the waxing Moon.

Finding it hard to get the confidence to get yourself out there? The Sun in Sagittarius gives you a boost of optimism and directness!

The Sun Moves Into a Fire Sign

Get ready to feel energized and explorative.

Perhaps you would like to break your routine with an interesting dish, a book that tickles your fancy, or a new field that you’d like to explore for a career. The Sagittarius Sun helps us have the intrigue to boldly where go where we have not before.

We might feel the urge to make new friends and learn about the world with a more open mind.

What else can you expect this week from the stars?

Sunday brings the first quarter moon, which can bring up the first block to our goal, so don’t give up and stay calm. Overall, this week can help you manifest a massive life change for the rest of the year.

We have more planets direct than we have in a long time, so you can chart a path ahead and have the energy to do it.

What you do this week will set the course for how your eclipse season will go. Stay focused, plant seeds, do your due diligence, and visualize each day to work your magic with the cosmic movements.

Don’t forget to read: Your November 2020 Taroscopes

Planetary Locations During November 16 – November 22, 2020

Sun: Scorpio (October 22, 2020 – November 21, 2020), Sagittarius (November 21, 2020 – December 21, 2020)

Mercury: Scorpio (November 10, 2020 – December 1, 2020)

Venus: Libra (October 27, 2020 – November 21, 2020) Scorpio (November 21, 2020 – December 15, 2020)

Mars: Aries (June 27, 2020 – January 6, 2021)

Jupiter: Capricorn (December 2, 2019 – December 19, 2020)

Saturn: Capricorn (July 1, 2020 – December 17, 2020)

Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)

Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)

Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20, 2024)

Daily Astrology Snapshots for November 16 – November 22, 2020

Monday, November 16

Sun

Scorpio – We think things have to be “all or nothing” more than usual. Try to reduce extremist thinking and embrace the mental energy to accomplish things.

Moon

Sagittarius – This day could have us dreaming of our next vacation, so grant yourself the right to take a break and at least get outside.

Tuesday, November 17

Sun

Scorpio

Moon

Sagittarius

Wednesday, November 18

Sun

Scorpio

Moon

Capricorn – It is a great day to make progress at work. Remember to take a break, so you don’t feel too drained tomorrow.

Make sure to review: Your Monthly Astrology Transits: November 2020

Thursday, November 19

Sun

Scorpio

Moon

Capricorn

Friday, November 20

Sun

Scorpio

Moon

Aquarius – We are looking at things a bit differently today. We seek to improve the outcome and are brave enough to help.

We can inject humor to lighten the pressure.

Saturday, November 21

Sun

Sagittarius

Moon

Aquarius

Ingress

Sun enters Sagittarius – We are officially welcoming the vibration of the holidays now that help us slow down and engage with the world around us. We will likely start planning and accepting invitations to mingle (safely) and feel that building sense of excitement for things to come.

This transit lasts until December 21st.

Venus enters Scorpio – When the planet of beauty and love moves into the brooding and investigative Water sign of Scorpio, we can expect our feelings to be amplified. Check-in with yourself before expressing them to make sure you’re intentional and kind.

Notice how people are more open about their feelings.

Sunday, November 22

Sun

Sagittarius

Moon

Pisces – It’s a dreamy day and one to take full advantage of. Try not to get too lost in fantasy but do allow the imagination to inspire you.

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After leaving the trials and transformation of Scorpio Rising, we come to the freedom-loving seeker, Sagittarius Rising.

Some relief is found after the darkness and depth of Scorpio. With the same self-reliance and resurrection from the ashes that we became familiar with in Scorpio, we now find ourselves in the Mutable Fire sign of Sagittarius.

It is believed in Esoteric Astrology that the Fire signs bring their own gifts: Aries Rising brings the gift of existence. Leo Rising brings the gift of opportunity.

Sagittarius Rising brings the gift of power.

This is not the power where one holds dominion over another or has control over another. The predecessor of Sagittarius, Scorpio, had to learn a fundamental soul lesson: that victory is found through the surrender of something higher than oneself.

It is in Sagittarius that this surrender fully comes into existence. Sagittarius’s desire to seek the truth above all else is acknowledging this same power that Scorpio needed to surrender to and then applying this power for the greater good throughout the world. It is, in short, the mastery of this power.

The Rays of Sagittarius Rising

Sagittarius is one of only two signs that is represented by three energies of the Seven Rays. Each of these rays is like the “blueprint” for the soul, determining each soul’s purpose when it incarnates on Earth.

Sagittarius Rising is represented by the Fourth Ray of Harmony Through Conflict, the Fifth Ray of Harmony Through Concrete Science, and the Sixth Ray of Idealism and Devotion.

It is a large task that Sagittarius Rising is bestowed.

Their mission is to help humanity progress as a species of love and compassion through the spread of wisdom and truth. This is why Sagittarius is known as the sign of the teacher in Esoteric Astrology.

There is an in-built thirst for knowledge and adventure and, at their best and when they follow their soul purpose, they become tremendous teachers of humanity, the philosophers who bring new concepts to the world and refine existing ones so that humanity can operate based on love and truth.

The Challenge of Sagittarius Rising

The biggest challenge for Sagittarius Rising is to release what is human-made and reach the spiritual, recognizing the difference between the soul and the ego.

This challenge demands that Sagittarius recognizes that separation is an illusion that generates fear; the separation from one’s own ego can frighten this sign, and this is when problems arise.

A Sagittarius Rising in a state of egoism can become fanatical, tyrannical, and extreme. They can become zealous and prone to extremism. When the innate desire for truth and knowledge becomes a tool for the whims of the ego, this sign can be very dangerous.

Only through the understanding of deeper spiritual wisdom (that lies within that Sagittarius Rising) can they reach their true potential and become a force for good in this world.

As with the three Rays, they must first understand the conflict within themselves and recognize the separation that must occur between themselves and their ego; then they must understand the fifth ray, which is the study and application of knowledge; and finally, the sixth ray is to use this knowledge for the highest ideals and devotion to the truth.

Need to catch up on Esoteric Astrology? Make sure to read: All About Esoteric Astrology

What Are the Qualities of Sagittarius Rising?

Sagittarius Rising shares the same qualities as Sagittarius Sun, but these qualities are more apparent to others and more familiar to this individual.

Below are some prominent Sagittarius Rising traits and how you can spot a Sagittarius Rising.

Open-Minded

Sagittarius Rising is the type of person who gets along with everyone. This is because they have the ability to tolerate others and understand things from different people’s points of view.

A Sagittarius Rising often gives off upbeat energy, which generates enthusiasm.

This is due to the influence of benevolent planet ruler, Jupiter, and their esoteric ruler, the Earth, which grounds them and enables them to merge a higher perspective with a grounded one.

Read this next: Do You Know Your Second Ruling Planet?

Adventurous

Sagittarius Rising is a freedom-seeker and an adventurer. This is someone who is keen to explore other places, other cultures, all types of people and will often take a keen interest in various beliefs, hobbies, and ideas throughout their lives.

They may find themselves flitting from one interest to the next as they feed the innate need to absorb wisdom and knowledge.

Scatter-Brained

Sagittarius Rising is often blessed with many talents in different areas, but they can struggle to direct it at times. They may have their head in the clouds and end up dreaming of ideals rather than being practical about them.

This is when it is important to harness the energy of both of their ruling planets – Jupiter and the Earth – so they can merge their ideas into the real world. A Sagittarius Rising under the influence of the Earth can do this very successfully.

Philosophical

Sagittarius is the sign of the philosopher. Ruling over the 9th house, the house of wisdom and spirituality, this sign is always questioning things, and they do not stop learning until the day they die.

A Sagittarius Rising is keen to have philosophical discussions about the meaning of life, and they will always be keen to hear your opinion.

Learn more about the astrological houses: What Your 1st, 5th & 9th Houses Say About You

Optimistic

The influence of Jupiter brings this Rising sign great optimism.

The positive energy of this sign means people like to be around them. They give off amazing energy, and when all hope seems lost, Sagittarius Rising will continue to see the glass as half-full.

Powerful Intuition

Sagittarius Rising is blessed with a powerful intuition.

This is to be expected as they are the souls that feel a strong desire to get to the truth. As such, they may have strong feelings about people or places or be able to foretell events before they happen.

Are You a Sagittarius Rising?

If you are a Sagittarius Rising, your mission is to help humanity value truth, love, and compassion over the whims of the ego. You can only do this by first recognizing the highest power within yourself and reaching deep within to find the wisdom that exists within you.

It is an adventurous and curious life of Sagittarius Rising.

Often, the quest for wisdom takes place within the mind, but the desire to seek out truth and knowledge can take them to far-off places, exploring all corners of the Earth.

Remember, as a Sagittarius Rising, you are a sign of the Earth.

The Earth is not only your home but a school. A place where, at your best, you are a teacher, ordained to direct humanity towards its highest good and enable individuals to find the best of themselves through your spiritual teaching and wisdom.

Related articles: All About the Sagittarius Man & All About the Sagittarius Woman

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2020 was not an easy year, but you should pat yourself on the back because you made it through. Now we are all here at the edge of a new year. 2021 will not automatically flip a switch and make everything better, but it does provide us an opportunity to reflect once again on our goals.

An interesting way to approach your goals is to learn more about your Rising sign.

If you haven’t heard about your Rising sign, it is the sign that was rising above the horizon at your birth. I will go into more details about how it affects you but know that this sign plays a significant role in your approach to life.

So what does your Rising sign tell you about yourself?

Your Rising Sign & You

You should know right away that the Rising sign is also called the Ascendant in astrology.

Put into straightforward terms, the Rising sign is how you appear to others. You may have, at times, felt that people see you one way separate from your Sun sign. Well, this is largely a component of the Ascendant. Some astrologers like to say it’s the mask you wear while in public.

I like to think of it differently.

Imagine your Rising sign just being another way you express yourself! Instead of a mask, think of it as an outfit. It’s an expression of the unique person you are and has to deal more with your public image than some other elements of the chart.

Learn more about your Rising sign by reading: The Ultimate Guide to Your Rising Sign

How Do I Find My Rising Sign?

You will need your natal chart and the exact time of birth. If you don’t have your natal chart, you can use our free birth chart generator right now. (Birth chart and natal chart are the same things.)

From there, look for the sign that is at 9 o’clock. This is the Rising sign!

What if I Don’t Have My Birth Time?

Here is where the struggle lies with an Ascendant.

One needs to know the exact time of birth. This is a privileged position, and I recognize that this is not available to everyone. Many astrologers are skilled in rectifying charts if a client does not have access to their birth time.

There are also certain ways to approach a chart regardless of if you have your birth time or not!

Don’t let this stop you from your New Year resolutions in 2021, and especially don’t let it stop you from determining your Rising sign. One step that can be fun and insightful is to ask those closest to you to describe you in a few traits. Take these and look through the signs.

Which ones best represent who you show yourself in the world? Which ones resonate with what your friends say? Remember, you know best and trust that first instinct.

For more insights, make sure to read: I Don’t Know My Birth Time, Now What?

2021 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Rising Sign

Aries

Finish that project, Aries Rising, and whenever you get bored with it, remind yourself this year why you started it in the first place. Centering back on purpose may be all the motivation you need.

Taurus

You’re already very creative, Taurus Rising, so consider starting a new craft hobby or perfecting a craft you already have. Perhaps this is the year you invest in that piano tutor?

Gemini

Try creating a habit of journaling. Many Geminis can get too in their heads with decisions or thoughts. Getting something on paper may help you process this year.

Cancer

If there is an area of your home that could be updated, work on that this year, Cancer Rising! Play some fun music and get to organizing that closet or switch up the curtains. Make your space sing with joy.

Leo

Perhaps this is the year you get involved with a non-profit organization or cause that you feel passionately about, Leo Rising. The world needs your bold character to bring awareness!

Virgo

Stick to a self-care routine in 2021, Virgo Rising. More often than not, you are the one serving others, but try and make yourself the person you’re helping this year. You might be surprised how much it helps.

Libra

The challenge this year is to really foster one or two strong relationships, Libra Rising. If there is a person you’d like to grow closer to, suggest a weekly hangout. Get consistent in your close friendships.

Scorpio

It’s the year to organize your finances, Scorpio Rising. You probably already have a strong system in place, but when was the last time you sat down with your budget? Maybe there is something you didn’t consider before?

Sagittarius

2020 made it hard for your travel goals, Sagittarius Rising. A New Year’s resolution for you is to learn some new recipes. Challenge yourself by trying something from a culture unfamiliar to you without directly being “in” it.

Capricorn

I know work is a big priority for you, but this year, you are not allowed to skip the gym or your fitness routine, Capricorn Rising. Even if the emails are piling up, make sure you get some time to take care of your health.

Aquarius

The internet provides so many wonderful distractions in the form of cat videos and Reddit threads. In 2021, commit to reading more books, Aquarius Rising. Dust off that library card and get into a story.

Pisces

Do something that makes you uncomfortable, Pisces Rising. This year try to get yourself out of the comfort zone. Even if it’s just attending one online Zumba class, if you’re curious about it, then to do!

Time for New Beginnings

Whether you are someone who likes to create resolutions moving into a new year or not, this is the start of a new beginning, a new cycle, and the first step in your 2021 journey.

Your Rising sign can give you some fantastic insights, so use it to your advantage when considering 2021. You got this!

Related article: Sun, Moon, & Rising: Understanding the Primal Triad

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Being both the last stretch of 2020 and the simultaneous kick-off for 2021, Capricorn season can easily feel like a huge “make or break” moment for many of us.

The pressure to check off any final boxes for 2020 coupled with the desire to set any exciting New Year’s resolutions may be high, but don’t worry — the energy of the wise old goat is actually here to help!

However, without knowledge of how the intensity of Capricorn energy can feel or look like, it’s not strange for Capricorn season to be overwhelming… even if you are a Capricorn yourself.

That’s where affirmations can come in and make a huge difference! With both a newfound perspective on what Capricorn season really is like and 10 effective affirmations in your support system, you’ll be ready to face this ambitious astrological weather with no problem.

New energy means new horoscopes. Stay updated on your daily horoscope so you can navigate Capricorn season in the best possible way!

What is Capricorn Energy?

Ambitious, strong-willed, responsible, and practical, to be a Capricorn is to know what a true work ethic is! Much like its fellow Earth signs (Taurus and Virgo), Capricorn energy values good work and, as a result, easily acquires great rewards.

Capricorn also sports a Cardinal quality, meaning that leadership abilities and true ambition come much easier to the wise old goat. So, while Capricorns may seem cold and brooding, we know that deep down is plenty of passion and determination to get the job done.

And with the anxious but responsible influence of Saturn, Capricorn season essentially puts work at the forefront of everything you do. You can expect to get much done in Capricorn season, but you’ll have to balance this energy out as well.

In other words: work hard and play hard!

Learn more about this exciting zodiac season: What to Expect in Motivating Capricorn Season

10 Affirmations for Ambitious Capricorn Season

1. “I Carry Only What I Can Hold.”

The ambition and dedication of us all when Capricorn season rolls around can be truly beneficial for any projects, work-related matters, or even getting relationship goals checked off.

However, it’s also easy to bite off more than you can chew with this energy. This affirmation assures that you only pick up the workload that you can actually handle.

2. “I Work Well With & Without Others.”

This affirmation compliments what Capricorn already does very well as a Cardinal sign, giving orders and organizing independently.

However, it also acknowledges what can be a bit more difficult with the old goat’s energy — allowing others to work with, and not just for you. By affirming both, you can make sure that the balance is kept between leading and being a team player this Capricorn season.

3. “My Work Holds Inherent Value.”

Sometimes the gold at the end of the rainbow is particularly appealing, and rest assured that Capricorn energy can help you get there.

On the other hand, it’s just as important to remember that your hard work and dedication have inherent value whether or not you reach the ultimate goal that you had your eye on. With this affirmation, you can pat yourself on the back — rightfully so! — no matter the outcome.

4. My Sense of Responsibility is Strong & Reliable.”

With this, you can simply affirm what we know to be extremely true with Capricorn energy — much power comes from reliability and responsibility.

Sure, sometimes it’s easier said than done to fulfill the obligations we wish to keep, but this affirmation may just help you stay on the right track!

5. “I Enjoy the Present Moment.”

This isn’t to say that the future goals and ideas that you have aligned aren’t worth your time — no doubt, they probably are!

That being said, one common Capricorn pitfall is getting too stuck on the future. With this affirmation, you can stay present and happy with what you have and enjoy the process just as much as you will enjoy the future rewards.

Are you still feeling anxious about the future? Turn to the Tarot for some insights: Free 3-Card Tarot Reading

6. “Changes Do Not Shake Me.”

If there is one thing we know to be for certain in life, it’s that nothing can always be certain.

Change is an inevitability, especially with Saturn — the planet of a few things, but notably karma — sharing its influence over the skies thanks to Capricorn season. As the seas of change come and go with the end of 2020 and the start of 2021, repeat this affirmation to help you keep your cool as these changes come in with the tide.

7. “I Embrace Vulnerability & Openness.”

The stereotype that Capricorns come off as cold and overly work-oriented may be extreme, but it’s not always entirely unfounded. It’s just so easy to slip into a deep work zone and grind!

As a result, it can be hard for us to open up and share what’s on our minds with Capricorn energy in the air. Use this affirmation to help you ease into sharing your thoughts, feelings, and even anxieties with the people around you.

8. “Anxiety Rolls Off of My Shoulders With Ease.”

Of all the signs, Capricorn is one of the most anxious. This intensity and laser-like focus that Capricorn energy possesses are surely helpful for getting work done, but it also can create a huge pile of anxiety.

Rather than refusing to acknowledge anxiety or trying to avoid it altogether (which is easier said than done), this affirmation holds space for whatever unease you may be experiencing.

Then, when you’re ready, it also allows for releasing it all together!

9. “I Am More Than My Work.”

As great as it is to use Capricorn energy to get things done, sometimes we need the reminder that there is more to life than what we accomplish. Yes, work is important, but it definitely shouldn’t be everything all the time!

This affirmation centers you on living freely and embracing life and yourself just as is.

10. “I Am Resilient, Skilled, & Capable.”

Finally, use this affirmation to remind yourself of some of the best aspects of Capricorn energy that is simply found within.

Speak this affirmation into the world boldly and proudly in your preferred method of using affirmations. Then, watch as you show off the best sides of Capricorn energy effortlessly on a day to day basis!

Taking Charge With Affirmations

The intensity of Capricorn energy may seem initially… daunting.

It can definitely be difficult to attempt the balancing act of working hard but not getting too involved in your work to the point where the weight on your shoulders becomes too much to bear.

Nonetheless, Capricorn season truly does come with good intentions and blessings. With the hardworking and dedicated energy of the goat at your disposal, these affirmations will ensure that you utilize the very best aspects of the Capricorn spirit!

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Did you know? There are three inner planets switching signs in this week’s astrology overview. Mars is entering Taurus, Mercury is entering Aquarius, and Venus is entering Capricorn. This will feel like an energetic adjustment and possibly confusing, but it will make waves for some exciting changes.

Be sure to check in each day to see what energy is leaving and arriving!

As we move away from the Full Moon and towards the New Moon next week, creativity is low, making it an inopportune time to start new projects.

Venus, the planet of love and attraction, moves into the Earth sign of Capricorn on Friday. Show your love by being on time, following through with plans, and being responsible, and people will really feel the love during this transit.

With the Sun also moving through Capricorn, anything that shows commitment and establishes the qualities of loyalty and longevity will be great to focus on to encourage growth in your relationships.

Booking a trip for the future, getting books about home renovation or parenting, talks about moving in, sharing finances, or even meeting the parents are all favored under this influence.

This week is also a fantastic time to get in touch with your spiritual side using the waning Moon.

You may not have the energy or clarity to go out in the world after what you want, so let yourself “go within” to clear out energetic debris to be productive. Healing your energy is very important in the manifesting process, so try to find ways to raise those vibes this week.

Planetary Locations During January 4 – January 10, 2021

Sun: Capricorn (December 21, 2020 – January 19, 2021)

Mercury: Capricorn (December 20, 2020 – January 8, 2021), Aquarius (January 8, 2021 – March 15, 2021).

Venus: Sagittarius (December 15, 2020 – January 8, 2021), Capricorn (January 8, 2021 – February 1, 2021)

Mars: Aries (June 27, 2020 – January 6, 2021), Taurus (January 6, 2021 – March 3, 2021)

Jupiter: Aquarius (December 19, 2020 – May 31, 2021)

Saturn: Aquarius (December 17, 2020 – March 7, 2023)

Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)

Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)

Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20, 2024)

Daily Snapshots for January 4 – January 10, 2021

Monday, January 4

Sun

Capricorn – It’s a good time to get work done while you have the energy to do it this week. You’ll enjoy a little routine more and find that structure helpful.

Moon

Virgo – Today, you might feel like fixing things, so focus on how to tackle things around the house instead of trying to fix other people.

Aspect

Mercury in Capricorn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn – It’s time to shift your brain into high gear with this transit. This is a good day for mental energy.

Learn more about Capricorn season: What to Expect in Motivating Capricorn Season

Tuesday, January 5

Sun

Capricorn

Moon

Libra – You may feel more distracted by the pretty things today so allow your imagination to help you find some inspiration.

Aspect

Moon in Libra trine Jupiter in Aquarius – Luck is on your side today with this transit!

Wednesday, January 6

Sun

Capricorn

Moon

Libra

Ingress

Mars enters Taurus – You will have trouble doing things you do not want to do under this influence. You will also be able to stick to projects you love and not quit if things get tough when you’re pursuing your most important goals.

Make sure to read: Mars in Your Birth Chart – What Drives You?

Thursday, January 7

Sun

Capricorn

Moon

Scorpio – It’s a good day for a heart to heart. You may find you have strong feelings, and it’s healthy to allow yourself to feel them when they come up instead of pushing them aside.

Aspect

Moon in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus – Take some time to control any rebellious urges today.

Friday, January 8

Sun

Capricorn

Moon

Scorpio

Ingress’

Mercury enters Aquarius – We become more globally focused and think about what will make us feel fulfilled. We may find ideas start to pop into our minds about how we can redirect our life to align to the greater good.

Venus enters Capricorn – This transit favors long-term commitments. Know that relationships can survive and thrive through this time when partners support each other’s goals.

Aspects

Sun in Capricorn sextile Neptune in Pisces & Mercury in Aquarius square Mars in Taurus – Your intuition is sharp today, but watch out for unneeded arguments.

Saturday, January 9

Sun

Capricorn

Moon

Sagittarius – We want to explore today. It’s a good day to take a birds-eye view, whether that’s by going for a hike or reading something inspiring.

Aspects

Venus in Capricorn trine Mars in Taurus & Mercury in Aquarius conjunct Saturn in Aquarius.

Sunday, January 10

Sun

Capricorn

Moon

Sagittarius

Aspect

Moon in Sagittarius conjunct Jupiter in Aquarius.

What’s up in the stars today? Check your free Daily Horoscope – here on Astrology Answers!

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As the snowy months begin to fade away and the promise of spring and sunny days are just around the corner, many of us are beginning to feel lighter, more hopeful – especially as the challenges of 2020 begin to melt away.

However, you may feel like your motivation is dwindling somewhat, particularly while Mars transits through the sign of Taurus starting on January 6th, 2021. Mars is the assertive, ambitious planet that helps us feel more motivated and goal-oriented. And as Mars was in its home sign, Aries, we experienced an increase in drive for the last month or two.

Taurus, on the other hand, is a much more laid-back sign than Aries. Taurus is the gardener of the zodiac, and as an Earth sign, you’ll certainly experience an increase in grounded energy – but it won’t be quite as passionate as we felt when Mars was in Aries.

That’s because Taurus is ruled by pleasure-seeking Venus, the planet of love and beauty. While Taurus’ earthy energy may encourage a sense of responsibility, Venus is all about rest, relaxation, beautiful sights, and good food. However, there are a few ways to squeeze out as much motivation as possible from this transit, and that’s what we’re going to talk about today.

If you want to learn more about how Mars in Taurus will affect you and how to stay as motivated as possible during this time, keep reading to find out everything you need to know!

The Energy of Mars in Taurus

It’s easy enough to apply the energy of Mars in Taurus into your life because Mars creates lots of energy and motivation. And while that energy might feel less buoyant than it was when Mars was in its home sign of Aries, there’s still plenty of energy to benefit from.

Here we have the warrior planet, the planet of action and drive, in luxurious, earthy Taurus.

Mars is interested in the pursuit of success, in going after the big goals and refusing to take “no” for an answer. The Taurus zodiac sign pace is a bit slower and urges you to enjoy plenty of rest and relaxation. When these two forces meet, you may experience the perfect balance of motivation and self-care.

Mars encourages action, while the Taurus zodiac sign reminds you that you need to stop and take a break every once in a while.

As an Earth sign, Taurus does love to plan things out, and the energy of this sign isn’t as spontaneous as others. And while Taurus does enjoy leisure activities more than other Earth signs – Virgo and Capricorn – it’s still one of the hardest-working signs of the zodiac. Taurus makes for an extremely loyal employee, and they’ll always tend to their responsibilities – but at the end of the day, this sign recognizes the importance of self-care and downtime.

Additionally, the energy of Taurus urges Mars to slow down a bit, allowing you to truly think about any actions before you take them. While Mars in Aries may be more impulsive and quick-to-action, this is not always a good thing.

With Mars in Taurus, your moves are more strategic than ever.

You really can’t ask for a better combination when it comes to getting things done. Because while you’ll certainly still feel motivated to go after your goals and dreams, you’ll also be able to realize the importance of allowing your mind and body to relax after a hard day’s work!

Read this article next: Taurus in Your Natal Chart – Embrace Your Inner Bull

The Themes of Mars in Taurus

Mars in Taurus provides a much different vibe than Mars in Aries, which is the transit we’re just now leaving. When Mars is in Aries, you’re fine with seeing 20 items on your to-do list. But when Mars is in Taurus, you’ll need to be sure to schedule time to unwind.

The warrior planet is now linking up with good ol’ Taurus. And the beauty of it is that Mars and Taurus’ ruling planet, Venus, are lovers. This is a beautiful union to take advantage of! Let’s see what type of themes you can expect during the Mars in Taurus transit.

Extreme Focus

Instead of spreading your energy around to a slew of different tasks, Mars in Taurus encourages a deeper focus on one thing at a time. It’s not a great idea to try to split your focus right now, as you may end up feeling frazzled.

Strong Opinions

Taurus is a Fixed sign and the sign of the zodiac most known for being extra stubborn at times. And Mars is an incredibly headstrong planet. When these energies combine, your opinions become stronger than ever, and your desire to share them is intense.

Love Potential

The Taurus zodiac sign is one of the most loyal, and it just happens to be ruled by romantic, loving Venus. On the other hand, Mars urges you to go after what you want – and fast.

Mars in Taurus encourages not only a romantic vibe but one that is actionable.

However, while you may feel like running out and telling your crush just how you feel as soon as possible, there’s a phrase that best sums up the appropriate course of action here: “Slow and steady wins the race.”

New Projects

You may have been thinking about starting a new project that you feel passionately about, which is the time to do it.

It’s important to choose a project that you feel inexplicably drawn towards. It’s easier than ever for you to keep your eye on the prize right now, as the focus of Taurus knows no bounds.

Success at Work

While Mars and Taurus may choose a different approach from one another, they are both extremely success driven. With each of these energies’ unique approach, you may have the upper hand at work. You experience the heaping pile of warrior energy from Mars while at the same time benefiting from the slower and more-committed Taurus.

How to Make the Most of Mars in Taurus

This isn’t going to be a time of financial luck or get-rich-quick schemes. It’s a time for cautious and strategic planning. Taurus is a sign of deliberation, a sign that makes calculated moves to ensure the best result. Let’s take a look at a few ways to take advantage of this beneficial energy while we have it!

1. Make Plans

You’ll feel much better if you take a moment to plan things out right now, as making hasty decisions might lead to anxiety or mistakes. It’s time to really think about what you want to invite into your life and consider the best ways to make these situations and relationships happen.

You’ll feel more connected to your planner than ever right now.

And as a bonus, writing your goals and dreams down is actually a very effective manifestation technique. When you put your thoughts and desires into words – especially on paper – it’s almost as if you’re casting your very own spell. You’re giving the Universe all the information it needs to begin building a path toward your ultimate dream life.

So, don’t throw caution to the wind right now. Make lists of the things you want to achieve, and listen to the whispers of the Universe for ideas as to how to go about making your fantasies come true with Mars in Taurus.

2. Embrace the Downtime

Listen, we know you want to be as productive as possible, but the zodiac sign Taurus is here to remind you that rest and relaxation are just as important as hard work. It’s important that you make time for yourself right now, scheduling a slot in your day for self-care and leisure time.

Taurus knows how important it is to find relief between hard work, lest you become physically or emotionally exhausted.

Therefore, if you really want to accomplish great things during this transit, it’s important that you allow yourself plenty of recovery time between projects. You need your body to be rested and your mind to be at its sharpest right now.

3. Be Slow & Steady

Mars in Taurus possesses similar energy to that which is needed to plow a field.

You may need to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty right now, as it takes effort to follow your dreams. This effort will be well worth the energy it takes, however. Don’t shy away from hard work, even when you feel more like relaxing. Just make sure that you schedule time for self-care.

Additionally, don’t try to make things happen overnight. This isn’t a transit that creates quick results. This is an energy that requires dedication, determination, and patience.

4. Work on Manifestation

This is a good time to sit down and imagine all of the things you want in your life, from that new car to the big house and the romance that you’ve always been longing for. While it may take some time for these wishes to come to fruition, it’s time to put your energy in.

Try dedicating a notebook to your dreams right now. Make a list of all the things you want to bring into your life – big or small. Putting these dreams to paper will help the Universe realize your commitment to making them happen.

Working with citrine and green aventurine is ideal during this transit, as these are two stones that vastly enhance manifestation work.

What dreams are you making come true right now?

What Will You Do With Mars in Taurus?

When Mars transits through the sign of Taurus, it’s a time to tend to your responsibilities as well as your physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental needs. There’s a balance that’s created with this transit that reminds you of the importance of both hard work and rest.

This is the time to embrace your love, ideals, philosophies, and desires that run through you like wild, Andalusian horses. Let your spirit run free, embrace your goals, and work on bringing them into existence.

Related article: Mars in Your Birth Chart: What Drives You?

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