Month: January 2021
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!
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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:
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:
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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:
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:
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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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.
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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!
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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
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.
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
Wednesday, November 18
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
Friday, November 20
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 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
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.
Related article: Your November 2020 Energy Forecast
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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)
• 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
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.
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.
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
Libra – You may feel more distracted by the pretty things today so allow your imagination to help you find some inspiration.
Moon in Libra trine Jupiter in Aquarius – Luck is on your side today with this transit!
Wednesday, January 6
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
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.
Moon in Scorpio opposite Uranus in Taurus – Take some time to control any rebellious urges today.
Friday, January 8
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.
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
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.
Venus in Capricorn trine Mars in Taurus & Mercury in Aquarius conjunct Saturn in Aquarius.
Sunday, January 10
Moon in Sagittarius conjunct Jupiter in Aquarius.
What’s up in the stars today? Check your free Daily Horoscope – here on Astrology Answers!
Did this overview resonate with you? Get another astrologer’s take on this week’s astrology forecast.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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?
Working with the phases of the Moon can be a powerful part of individual spiritual practice, and as the light of the Moon grows and dims, we work with it in different ways.
The New Moon invites us to set intentions, look ahead to new beginnings, and be purposeful with where we are putting our energy. Waxing phases are all about that slow, gradual build, continuing to make choices that help us grow and expand towards our larger goals. By the time we reach the Full Moon, we celebrate all that we have achieved, honoring our successes and accomplishments.
When the Moon is fully illuminated, we have the light and the space we need to explore our own shadows, to look into our subconscious, and consider what we perhaps have been avoiding.
About the Last Quarter Moon
As the brilliance of the Moon’s light slowly fades from view, we find ourselves moving into the last quarter Moon phase, which is traditionally one of letting go and forgiveness.
This waning phase is represented in the Major Arcana by the archetype of Judgement, a Tarot card that can be difficult to work with for some.
The second to last card in the Fool’s journey, appearing right before the completion of the World card, Judgement invites us to consider what we have been carrying with us all this time, the energies and emotions that have become part of us.
Are we ready to evolve past those pieces of ourselves? Why are we still holding on to them?
Both this Tarot card and this Moon phase want us to forgive ourselves for any lingering guilt, anger, fear, uncertainty, or doubts that we’ve been clinging to.
What are you ready to release and leave behind? And how will that act of forgiveness clear the way for your next stage of growth?
If this feels heavy, intense, or powerful, that’s because it is. Judgement is not an archetype for the faint of heart, but it also invites reflection and change, giving us space for awareness and depth.
What has been coming forward for you in this lunar cycle? In the wake of the Great Conjunction and the shift into the new calendar year, what have you been eager to let go of?
For more Tarot, you can also try out: Last Quarter Moon 3-Card Tarot Spread
About Libra & Justice
Right now, the Moon is in Libra, the sign of Cardinal Air that is associated with Justice.
This archetype of truth, clarity, and purpose feels well-suited to Libra, a sign that is eager to hear all perspectives and embrace the beauty and pt is both around and will of us. We often think of Libra as the peacemaker, the mediator, someone that can empathize with different viewpoints and understand shifting opinions.
And while Libra’s desire for beauty and harmony is easy to focus on, Justice brings out another aspect of this sign that is important to remember: that of clarity.
Libra isn’t afraid to see things how they truly are to show that our actions, decisions, and opinions impact both us and the people and situations around us.
How do we wield our magic? What do we know to be true, and how does that knowledge impact our choices?
Looking at Judgement and Justice together, we are being asked to forgive ourselves for the ways that we have perhaps been unable to find balance in certain areas of our lives.
How are you adjusting to changing circumstances, shifting goals, personal growth, and loss? What are you ready to walk away from?
Both of these cards connect to control and perspective, urging us to get in touch with the places that we have power and the energies that are bigger than us.
What do we have the ability to release? How do our actions impact the people and structures around us?
With this last quarter Moon in Libra, we can use Tarot to help us gain clarity around what we are working to balance, what may be fading from our focus, and what we need to keep in mind as we move towards our next new moon.
Read this article next: How to Manifest Between the Full Moon & New Moon
Last Quarter Moon in Libra 3-Card Tarot Spread
Whatever ritual you may do to mark this Moon phase, this simple three-card tarot spread can help you dig a bit deeper into what you may be being called to release and what opportunities for new growth might be building.
The sample reading below that uses it can help you understand what this spread can offer you and ways to interpret each position in your own reading.
Card One: Something That is Finding Balance
Ace of Swords
The Ace of Swords is a card of clarity and insight, a flash of awareness and truth that changes everything. And while this shift in perspective can sometimes feel dramatic and other times can feel obvious, the new perspective we gain with this card is powerful, offering us opportunities for growth and evolution.
In this position, the Ace of Swords indicates that our intellectual self is coming into balance, as we begin to view both the world around us and ourselves in a new light.
What have you been discovering, recognizing, acknowledging? What new information or knowledge has shifted your path forward? How are you balancing the mind and body, head, and heart?
Card Two: Something That is Fading
Maiden of Pentacles
A card of new beginnings and planting seeds, the Maiden of Pentacles is a child of Earth, eager to explore and learn. Slow and intentional, curious, and grounded, this page usually indicates the start of a new journey. Yet, in this position, we are considering something that is fading, something that we are releasing.
If you tend to see yourself as a beginner, as someone that is afraid to own your experience or wisdom or personal power, this last quarter Moon may be urging you to leave that narrative behind.
How is your perspective on yourself changing? Where can you celebrate what you are nurturing, the seeds that have already blossomed and are ready for harvest? Why are you limiting yourself, and how can you expand your understanding of who you are?
Card Three: Something to Carry Forward
6 of Cups
Sometimes we need to keep holding on to lessons or realizations, letting them continue to shape our choices even as a new cycle approaches. The 6 of Cups is a card of memory and nostalgia, of looking backward and considering what roots have grounded and sustained us.
How have our past connections shaped us? As we look forward, keep this awareness of family, memory, and childhood joy in mind. What have you always loved? Who has supported your growth and choices along the way? What people or places have offered you emotional anchor points, and how can you continue to nurture them?
Even as we evolve, we don’t have to abandon our foundations completely. How can you keep building on what you have always held close?
Embrace Moon Tarot
As we move into this next Moon phase, keep in mind the energy of Libra and Justice, and consider what you are being called to release.
What are you noticing about your personal evolution? How are your individual shifts impacting the collective? Where can you be more objective, and how might that help you let go of something you no longer need?
Related article: Are Moon Phases Impacting Your Tarot Readings?
This post features cards from the Lumina Tarot. All photographs by Meg Jones Wall.
This month, you’ll be reminded at every turn, there is no place like home, thanks to the harmonious energy of number 6.
This month gently nudges you to pay attention to the sanctity of your domestic life. Over the past year, you’ve likely become quite accustomed to what it’s like to be at home, but this month, you’ll truly appreciate it.
Let’s dive into your full numerology forecast.
Don’t forget to check in on your free daily numerology reading throughout the month!
Your January 2021 Numerology Forecast
Routines and rituals in your home will be the foundation of your personal contentment this month, so give in to them and pay attention to your more introverted side. This month, you’ll be a homebody even if you normally crave the outdoors.
Don’t be surprised if you get the urge to cook hearty meals, invest in some cozy home decor, or snuggle up instead of staying out.
But it’s not just your own four walls that this week will have you feeling safe and secure.
The number 6 calls you to connect with family and friends and urges you to embrace the company of the trusted few in your fold. You must be open-minded and emotionally present; you’ll gain much more from this month if your heart is open to receiving the love others are offering up.
While it’s good to take time out to connect with family, you might find magic in connecting with strangers in your community. So find ways to meet new people or help those less fortunate than others. It might feel like you don’t have time for this, but this month is prime time to slow down and take time out from your busy day-to-day.
Practice mindfulness in everything you do this month.
Apply conscious intent in your actions and remind yourself to slow down now and then. Through this intentional action (plus the support of your nearest and dearest), this month could be the catalyst for creativity that will set you up for success in 2021.
Remember, you must support others the way you want to be supported yourself.
- Be a witness to their struggles and offer an empathetic ear…
- Actively listen to what people are going through…
- Ask questions and figure out what they need…
- Can you offer them something?
- Are you able to give without conditions?
This month’s numerology asks you to take on bigger responsibilities.
This is the forecast for January 2021 for the collective, but to understand what you will experience on a personal level, keep reading to get your personal numeroscope, based on your Personal Month number for January 2021.
If you want a more personalized glimpse into the opportunities and challenges you’ll personally face in January 2021 (and every month after that!), your Personalized Annual Numerology Forecast is waiting for you.
How Do I Calculate My Personal Month Number?
To calculate your Personal Month number, you’ll need to add your Personal Year Number to the current month number (that’s the calendar month number – which for December is always 12 – and not the Universal Month number we’ve just described!)
Then reduce this to a single digit, and look it up below to read your forecast for the month ahead.
First, let’s find your Personal Year number:
- First, reduce your day and month of birth to a single digit. If you were born on June 23rd, your calculation goes like this: 6 + 2 + 3 = 11 and 1 + 1 = 2.
- Next, reduce the current year to a single digit. For 2020, this is 4, because 2 + 0 + 2 + 0 = 4.
- Lastly, add these two numbers together and reduce them to a single-digit
- So, for the person born on June 23, 2 + 4 = 6. They’re in a Personal Year number 6.
Back to the Personal Month number:
Add your Personal Year number to the current Month Number (which for December is 12), reduce if necessary. And voila, you have calculated your Personal Month number.
So, our friend with the birthday of June 23rd would work out 6 + 12 = 18, and 1 + 8 = 9. For her, October 2020 is an 8 Personal Month.
Now discover your January 2021 Numeroscope below! For more insights, you could also check out the five most telling numbers in your Numerology chart.
Your Numerological Look at January 2021
Personal Month 1: January 2021 Numerology Forecast
This is a big month for you, number 1! If last month closed every door for you, this month is opening them wide!
That said, don’t expect things to happen instantly. Your month may start slow, and you’ll wonder when this “amazing” month is about to start. But be patient and know that good things come to those who wait.
This is your “new beginning” month and not just because it’s the new year either.
Personal Month 2: January 2021 Numerology Forecast
This month is all about connection for you, number 2!
It’s so important that you use this month to build connections with people in your life on a deep soul level. And while you’re busy nurturing friendships and relationships, don’t forget to place some focus on the most important relationship of all; the one you have with yourself.
If you’ve been ignoring your inner voice, now is a good time to go within and listen to your heart, your soul, and your intuition.
You might also be extra sensitive this month, and your empathic side may be more prominent than usual.
Check out this article next: Your Guide to 2021 With Your Personal Year Number
Personal Month 3: January 2021 Numerology Forecast
Ready to be the star in your own story, number 3?
This month’s numerology of self-expression gives your communication skills a power-up! Your leveled-up charisma and brilliant ideas can inspire an audience, so be confident that what you have to say has immense value. This is especially true in matters relating to family, harmony, and connection, thanks to the number 6 vibes of this month.
Don’t pressure yourself, though; this month, simply being your authentic self is enough to express who you really are.
Personal Month 4: January 2021 Numerology Forecast
For you, number 4, your month is doubling down on the focus on family and responsibilities.
While the number 6 energy of this month is already indicative of a super-family oriented month, the number 4 energy of your personal month shows that your foundations need work.
So, focus on the most important foundational relationships in your life this month. This mindset will surely set you up for success in the endeavors to come in 2021.
Ready for your first Cosmic Assignment of the year? Watch this January 2021 Numerology Forecast!
Personal Month 5: January 2021 Numerology Forecast
A 5 month in a 5 year? You’re kicking off 2021 with a double dose of electrifying energy number 5.
This month signals winds of change for you. 2021 is already peppered with adventurous vibes, and there’s no stopping you from seizing a new adventure for yourself right away!
Use this month to figure out what you want; what’s your next move. But don’t be too worried about committing this month. The #5 energy is all about jumping in feet first to try new things and leaving them in the dust if you don’t like what you see.
Personal Month 6: January 2021 Numerology Forecast
If you’re feeling extra homely this month, there’s a good reason. You’re starting the year with a double dose of number 6 energy as you enter a number 6 Universal Month and a number 6 Personal Month.
Where you call, home is super important to you right now. In fact, it’s time to ask yourself what your idea of “home” looks like, and do what you can to ensure you find your home sweet home.
Remember, this can come in many different forms. More than your home’s physical aesthetic, you need to think about how “home” to you feels. Is it somewhere you feel safe? Somewhere where you feel loved? Is it somewhere you feel valued?
Use this time to really reflect on where you are and where you want to be. And since you’re in a number 5 Universal Year, don’t be afraid to make big changes if your realizations warrant them.
Personal Month 7: January 2021 Numerology Forecast
Ready for a soul level deep-dive, number 7?
This month, number 7 is in your driving seat, meaning things in the physical world may come to a grinding halt in favor of more mystical and spiritual pursuits.
And it’s perhaps good timing. Now the busy holiday season is done and dusted, you hopefully don’t have too much on your social calendar, nor do you have a million holiday-related things to do. So, take this time to make a date with yourself.
For you, starting the year off by getting real with yourself about what you want, who you are, and what your soul yearns for is the most productive way to spend your time.
Ready for your first Cosmic Assignment of the year? Watch this January 2021 Numerology Forecast!
Personal Month 8: January 2021 Numerology Forecast
You’re starting the year with great potential for an abundant 2021. The auspicious 8 is kicking your year off, signaling money may be coming your way.
But the number 8 isn’t your winning lottery ticket to riches. Quite the opposite, in fact. If you chase after the money, it likely will evade you all year.
It’s through your actions that money will be a happy byproduct. And with this month having heavy number 6 energy in the collective, it’s likely focusing on family and friends will give you the best chance of financial success this year.
Personal Month 9: January 2021 Numerology Forecast
Although you’re starting a brand new year, you might be feeling like certain things are coming to a close this month, number 9!
The number 9 signals the end of a cycle, and with this being a number 6 Universal Month, it could be that this ending is something to do with a relationship.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that a relationship will end in the traditional sense, but it might mean that a chapter of it is closing. And that might not be a negative thing. Remember, when one door closes, another gets flung wide open.
Where Will January 2021 Take You?
So, star child, enjoy this month. It’s starting off looking much brighter than 2020! If you want a more personalized glimpse into what your future looks like, make sure to get your free personalized Numerology Video Report.
When it comes to astrological transits that are in play to fulfill wishes, manifest dreams, attract opportunities, and turn desires into reality, we are going through one right now. Consider this your Christmas miracle from the universe. This is the magic of Venus in Capricorn, arriving on Christmas Day, December 25.
The magic may not happen this day, but you’ve got four wonderful weeks to play with this gift. Today we are talking about how to capitalize on this magic, in both love and work. Here’s how to jump start 2018 and use the holiday gift of Venus in Capricorn to your fullest advantage.
What is Venus in Capricorn?
Venus is the love and money planet who’s as attractive and sizzling as she is stabilizing and luxurious. Venus loves her money and beautiful things, and she will do *almost* whatever it takes to get it. When Venus is in your corner, she’s trying to make sure you get those things too!
Capricorn is the stable and secure one of the zodiac signs. Ever the cardinal sign of the earth signs, Capricorn is your favorite CEO, police office, lawyer, investor, or the like. When you think of the structure and rules and safety nets those professions enjoy and provide, those are the themes that Capricorn manifests.
Venus in Capricorn is the planet of attraction attracting the highest levels of success for you. In love, or money! There is no better holiday gift than that. This transit is the literal translation of “thoughts become things” as stipulated by the Law of Attraction. What a wonderful transit to launch on Christmas Day, as you will get no better transit to launch your road map to success in 2018.
Are you excited yet? Now you want to know exactly how to do this in your own life, am I right? Well let’s make that list, you can check it twice, Venus is ready to reward those who are naughty AND nice! That’s just how she rolls.
Your Venus in Capricorn Success Checklist for 2018
It sounds exciting to be involved in a transit from astrology that manifests your deepest desires, but you can find yourself in some hot water if you wish for the wrong thing. Venus doesn’t “do” toxic relationships or self-serving work matters. Yes, she can be a little naughty, but she’s never on the dark side.
You want to stay in the light of Venus to attract those wonderful things you are hoping for. Trying to get something the sneaky or short way just isn’t going to work. Hoping for a big promotion? Make sure you know your commitments before you sacrifice your quality of life.
Longing for the next commitment in love? Make sure it′s the right person before you side track your life with love that isn′t good for you. Are you worried about making the wrong wish or making the wrong choice? Capricorn won′t let you do that, so long as you keep it real and get it done. Here′s how!
• You will get to be the boss in love for a change! Want more in your current relationship? Want out of your current relationship? Want more FROM your current partner? Ask for it the way you would ask for respect in work, like cardinal sign Capricorn, and it will happen. You′re in the driver′s seat!
• Boundaries with key partnerships will be stretched, bent, and pushed to their limits. The best way to get what you want from partners, in business or in love, is to not act so desperate. Engage with partners with an air of openness, availability, and transparency, but without an air of desperation. Now THAT′S sexy! Single white female equals “NOT sexy.”
• Relationships will be more serious now, whether you want that or not. Earth signs don’t mess around – they play for keeps. If you are the kind that prefers things casual, this will be an uncomfortable time for you. Just ride it out. Cherish the people in your life and respect them, or you will lose them to someone who takes them more seriously.
• Women going through this transit become more serious in love and business than ever before. The men around her will wonder what happened to her that made her so….bossy and confident, even a bit of an ice queen when it comes to playing by her rules. In any other transit this will turn men off. In this one? It is sexy sexy sexy.
Don′t be afraid to go after what you want, girls, this transit is all yours. Own it, and if he doesn’t rise to your standards, well then, Venus will find you someone who can.
• Become authentic and vulnerable. Have you been waiting for that time either in work or in love where you can let your guard down a little bit? This is the time. Open up that heart and just be real. It is time to ask for what you want, and be realistic about it. You will find this both uplifting and grounding at the same time.
This is a powerful chemistry to inject into any partnership, and with stable and secure Capricorn in play, this chemistry injects magic that is committed, and secure.
• Expect commitments to come out of the blue, whether you want them to or not! This will be especially true for those that have been laying down the groundwork for something real to manifest in their lives. Waiting for the next big step in love or work? Someone will approach you on this out of the blue! Remember, Venus is attractive, and attracts.
This is a very powerful period of the Law of Attraction for you. Use it!
• Put your best face forward every day because Venus in Capricorn is very polished, very serious, and…simply stunning. This is a simple and understated style that packs a big punch. You will be able to turn heads by putting just a few extra minutes into your grooming routine every morning, and accomplish more goals as well!
Adding lip gloss or a new tie to work one day could lead to a career-making moment. Don’t believe it? Try it, then try the yoga pants and sneakers look, then report back. Let us know how you were treated by other humans in life, strangers that you don’t know, when you put your best self forward, versus your yoga pants self.
Hey, I’m not knocking yoga pants. Love ‘em, but not many people win Academy Awards wearing them, get my drift? When it’s time to get down to business, Venus gets her bling on and so should you in your own special way.
• This is not a period about quickly making the first move. This is because Venus in Capricorn will not make bold moves until she knows for sure she will be successful. Patience will be your Venus virtue during this aspect. Capricorn is calculated and strategic. You’ll know when to make that boss move, whether that is in work or love.
• Boundaries and self control will be highlighted. Think about how you perform in business and work. You are professional, serious, and take your responsibilities seriously most of the time, right? That′s because that is the mentality that will reap rewards in work. The same mindset applies to love when Venus is in Capricorn.
Serious, responsible, self controlled, all of these professional mindsets will reap the miracles hiding behind your innermost desires.
• Sensuality versus sexuality, tactile passions rather than social passions, demonstrating romantic actions versus verbally expressive experiences are all ways to manifest the power of Venus in Capricorn.
There you have it friends! Know of course that this list is not all encompassing, there is so much more to this exciting transit in astrology than meets the eye. You can use this list to help you navigate your daily life in both love and work.
Stay tuned here and with our daily horoscopes and weekly horoscopes to find out more about Venus in Capricorn through the zodiac signs and how to make wishes come true in your own life! Until then, tell us more about what wishes YOU want to come true during this period, and I will tell you how to do it! How can we help?
Related Article: Saturn in Capricorn Horoscopes—Your 2018 Success Plan
Have you been considering getting a Tarot reading done? Or maybe you are a seasoned Tarot reader, interested in becoming more “in tune” with your Tarot deck?
If you have been on the fence about Tarot readings, getting your own cards, or having a reading done, one thing you really want to think about are the many benefits to the Tarot. Whether you are getting a reading or getting cards for yourself, there are enough benefits to Tarot that will have you thinking about including them in your life too.
Even if you just pull one card a day, you will see how it’s guiding light will benefit you and those around you.
Learning more about Tarot does not necessarily mean there is a conflict with your current belief system. No matter whether your cards are upright or reversed, the Tarot will act as one more tool in your toolbox and complements any belief system you may already have.
5 Benefits of Tarot Readings
Unlike any other system, the Tarot gives you immediate answers. And that’s just one of the many benefits of the Tarot that not many people really appreciate until they start using it. Let’s dive into five more!
1. The Tarot Tells You the Truth
The Tarot never lies!
If you really want the absolute truth about any situation, you can usually get it in as quickly as one card draw. For one card draws, it’s a little bit better to ask “yes” or “no” questions.
For more complex answers, you want to do a more detailed spread or reading to find all of the factors related to your question. Additionally, it can help you find your own truth by showing you what you don’t want. Say you want to know whether you should quit your job, if you ask the tarot and it says ‘yes’ but you feel this isn’t right, you’ve found your answer. The Tarot works in mysterious ways!
So if you are looking for an immediate answer to a burning question that will be the absolute truth, there is no quicker or more accurate way to get that than the Tarot. Period!
What do the cards have in store for you today? Check out your free daily Tarot reading.
2. The Tarot Reveals Key Issues
Whether you are getting information about something going on in someone else’s life, or something going on in your own life, the Tarot always has room for a card in every spread called “Environmental or External Influences.”
These are forces happening within your situation that you don’t know about, so it is really and truly kind of like having a crystal ball on the situation you are consulting the Tarot over. You get to see everything. Say you are asking the Tarot “When will he propose?” and in the “Environmental or External Influences” you see a work card show up, then your answer is going to be related to his work situation. Maybe he needs a promotion, maybe his boss needs to give him a raise, whatever that detail is that has nothing to do with you, will be found in the Environmental Influences position.
This is an awesome position to have in every reading because when problems occur in our lives we often think we are the cause. This benefit to the Tarot will often help you realize that this situation has to do with external influences that are actually beyond your control. And, even if that answer isn’t the answer you wanted, at least you leave those readings with some peace and less stress because now you know it’s not you that is holding him back from proposing. This brings us to our next benefit!
3. It Relieves Stress
This is one of the greatest benefits to the Tarot! Tarot is a great tool for removing the stress of decision making or not knowing, when we do a tarot reading about a specific situation we start to see ourselves become more certain in our surroundings.
You can ask if you’re on the right path, what you need to focus on, and more. All of this can recenter you and allow yourself to breathe a bit more. Often people will use Tarot as part of their wind down time before bed, meditation, or even morning ritual – it helps set a balance within our days.
We get so wrapped up in our own Ego, and there’s nothing wrong with that by the way it’s called being human, we often create problems that are never there. The Tarot helps you weed out what is going on, from what is not, and that is such a tremendous stress relief in your daily life that you don’t want to live without.
An example Tarot spread:
Learn more about this Tarot Spread in Shake Off Stress With This 4 Card Tarot Spread.
4. It Validates Your Intuition
Just like the Tarot can tell you that you are way off on something, so too it can and it will tell you when your instinct is bang on. It will also even tell you how many degrees your instinct might be off! Ever have a big decision looming, and your gut was saying one thing but your brain a totally different thing? That’s the beauty of the Tarot. It weeds that out for you too. You can ask a simple one card question like, “Is my instinct right about this one?” and you will get an immediate yes or no answer, especially when it comes to love and romance.
We always say, follow your heart, which is also your instinct, and follow your gut because it will never lie. Guess what the Tarot does for you? It validates that.
So if you ever questioned your gut instinct, or questioned whether or not what you felt was right was right, you can always go to the Tarot to have those instincts validated, or not. And that is an incredible benefit to Tarot, because who doesn’t want to have that tool in their daily life? And, since you’ve now decided to start enjoying the benefits of Tarot that validate your hunches, this leads us to our next and final, and most exciting benefit of using the Tarot!
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5. It Sharpens Your Instinct.
It is true that you can actually become more psychic, just by using the Tarot. Not only do you now have the advantage of seeing the answer right in front of you, but the secrets to using the Tarot wisely and well are to trust the first impressions that you get in your gut when you see the cards. It helps you prepare for big changes in your life.
We also can begin to see patterns and proper paths in front of us, allowing us to guide ourselves and others to abundance and happiness.
The cards are very specific and detailed and standing alone will give you a lot of information about your situation, but using them regularly will begin to show you when your instinct is bang on when it is not, and this then becomes something like a psychic skill.
Discover: The Pros and Cons of Using a Tarot App
Tarot Readings Will Change Your Life
How? Well, you have gut hunches and instincts about life in general, and go to the Tarot to learn whether or not those are validated. The true instincts in your life will be validated by the Tarot, and the thoughts that are not an instinct but that might be fear-based, will also be shown to you as well.
So, when you begin to see this on a regular basis, you actually begin to trust your instinct more, because the Tarot is teaching you what is, and what isn’t the truth. And what happens when you trust your instinct more? You get more information from the universe that allows you to use it more wisely.
In so doing, you become more in tune with the Universe and, with practice, Tarot will become a part of your life that you will never go without.
Want to know your future? Get a tarot reading from a certified Tarot Reader today.
* Editor’s note: This article was previously published September 3rd, 2014 and has been updated for astrological accuracy.
When any of the karma planets like Jupiter and Saturn are retrograde, it’s always a good time to review the laws of karma, and how to manifest karma in your own life. Karma is not just a belief or a lifestyle. It’s the oxygen that fuels life into one’s day to day living.
Are you breathing in, and breathing out, the right karma? Is your karma credit in good shape? Or does it need some work? Maybe you want someone else’s karma credit to come due to find peace? Hey. It happens. We are all waiting for that “what goes around to come” moment. It’s called being human.
The truth is, we all need a little work on our karma credit. And it’s always a good thing to keep your karma credit score in good shape. Once in a while, we’ll even have transits that bring with it extra luck to those whose “karma credit scores” are in good shape.
When “karma planets” go direct again, the rewards are there for the taking, no matter what your zodiac sign is. This is why it’s important to review the “laws of karma” and keep them handy for when retrograde transits arrive.
Whether you are waiting for karma to come around to somebody, or to yourself, here are the only five ways to manifest karma in your every day life.
5 Ways to Manifest Good Karma in Your Life
1. Be a Lover
We’re not just talking about romantic love. Love everyone and anyone you encounter all of the time. This is the Golden Rule of every spiritual and religious tenet on this planet, because it works. It is a simple concept that when used, will reward you with good karma.
That being said, this is, of course, difficult to practice some days. It can even be easier for some zodiac signs than others.
Sometimes Saturn just gets our gears going, and there’s nothing we can do about it. But Albert Einstein discovered this rule (and law of karma) through the scientific principle of relativity.For every action, there is a reaction. And that reaction is the product of the action.
If your actions and thoughts are constantly negative, and you are treating the people around you with some attitude, guess what your reactions are going to be? Being a lover is simple to say, but hard to do, but you can do it. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
2. Be a Creator
Don’t wait for life to just happen to you, because it won’t. Every New Moon we tell you to plant seeds. Are you? Every Full Moon we tell you to close chapters. Do you? You accomplish these things by being a creator in your life.
Create your destiny, and the rest will follow.
This means creating endings during Full Moons (and eclipses sometimes), and rolling with it. That means creating beginnings that terrify you, and rolling with it. When you show the Universe you know and believe you are the master of your own fate, you manifest good karma in your life.
Remember, for every action, you get a reaction. So are you creating super awesome actions? If so, then wait for the karma to come rollin’ in baby. In a good way!
3. Be Responsible
Owning your own “stuff” is a very difficult thing to do, but you need to take responsibility for your life, actions and choices if you want a “good karmic score.”
Nobody is perfect. We all mess up sometimes, and that is perfectly okay. What isn’t okay is pretending you are flawless, and have nothing to work on.
The true definition of karma is that you correct your own faults, and you can’t do that if you don’t own it. Or, as Dr. Phil says in Dr. Phil’s Life Laws, you can’t change what you won’t acknowledge. How can you do this? Simply by being honest with yourself.When you do, the road to healing and peace comes faster.
Your actions may have at one point created negative reactions that you did not intend. Own it, correct it, and love your way through it.
When you do this, you create karmic energy that reaps enormous rewards. The area of your life that you need the most miracles in, is the area of your life that you need to own it the most. What is your role in where things stand right now? You can change things. But not until you first own it, and answer that question honestly.
Don’t forget to read: Law of Attraction: You Get the Vibes You Give
4. Be Patient—Baby Steps, Baby
Rome was not built in a day. If you want that kind of success, all zodiac signs need to take baby steps. But, you need to be taking these baby steps every single day. Are you doing something every day to reap fantastic karmic boomerang?
If so, you are a living example of the definition of karma. Keep doing that! And if you aren’t, start today.
Make it your mission to take one baby step, every day to own your destiny. This could be as simple as paying for the person in front of you in the Starbucks line.
This karma law is about connection. Karma depends on one thing connecting to another, one action creating a reaction. Build connections in your life, between your baby steps, every single day, and you will build your own Rome in time.
5. Just Be
When we want our karmic rewards, we expect them to happen right away. But one of the most fundamental laws of karma is that …that isn’t going to happen.
Patience is the key to all karma being paid forward, no matter what zodiac sign you are. Some zodiac signs, like the Fixed signs Scorpio,Taurus, Leo, and Aquarius are really good at just being and focusing on the moment. Other zodiac signs need some help with this. It takes practice (no matter what zodiac sign you are), and you can start experiencing the rewards of this patience today.
This is why Universe gives us cycles like New Moon cycles and Full Moon cycles. Plant seeds, and wait for them to grow. While you do wait, fill your life with awesome things, and relish in the principle of just…being. And that means, instead of being antsy because your karma hasn’t panned out yet, just…be.
Enjoy this moment. Enjoy this day. And enjoy this process. When you do, you send the message to the Universe that you love and accept the here and now, and are ready to see how the Universe responds or reacts. Sometimes doing nothing, and just being, is doing something.
How Will You Embrace Karma?
Whether you are waiting for your twin flame or a big promotion in your life, by practicing these five simple things you can create the destiny of your dreams. Are you waiting for a karmic boomerang to hit someone? Or are you hoping to reap some of your own?
Make sure to take time to reflect on your intentions, and always ensure that you are trying your best to throw positive energy into the Universe. You never know when this positive energy is going to come right back to you.
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*Editors’ Note: This article was originally published in 2016, and has since been updated.
We’ve all heard the pickup line “what’s your sign?” Although this is a rather cliché way to get a date, there actually is merit in using the stars to find “the one” for you.
Did you know that astrological love compatibility is a real thing? Yes! There are certain zodiac signs that actually work together well, and some that don’t work together at all. There are even different ways to attract different zodiac signs when it comes to love.
So, how exactly might you attract a Capricorn? Or an Aries? We’ve got you covered.
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How to Attract Your Soul Mate, Based on Their Zodiac Sign
As we mentioned, the way to go about attracting a Capricorn love interest and attracting an Aries love interest are really two completely different things.
What one zodiac sign loves and admires, the other may not appreciate at all. Let’s take a look at how the different signs look at love and companionship, and how to win over that someone special based on their zodiac sign.
How to Attract an Aries
Aries is a fiery and intense zodiac sign. If you plan to win over someone with this Sun sign, you better buckle up for a wild ride!
Don’t be timid when approaching an Aries for a date. Be confident when expressing your feelings for them, and layer on the compliments. When deciding where to go for a first date, you can’t go wrong with a sporting event. The constant action will keep them engaged and excited the entire time.
One thing to avoid is trying to dictate what Aries should or should not be doing. This won’t go over well, and you likely won’t get a second chance with them.
How to Attract a Taurus
When it comes to attracting a Taurus, you will have to be the one to make the first move. This zodiac sign tends to be slower when it comes to them making up their mind, and rather analytical when it comes to relationships. Thoughtfulness is something this sign appreciates, so if you are taking them out to dinner, make sure it is a top-notch, highly recommended restaurant with their favorite food.
Taurus is very concerned with comfort and security, and with that comes monetary security. If your date suspects that you are a poor money manager or that you don’t have a responsible head on your shoulders, they might be turned off.
Show that you genuinely enjoy their company as being aloof will drive them away. Make good, intelligent conversation, and you are sure to win over your Taurean love interest.
How to Attract a Gemini
Gemini is all about communication, philosophical thinking and great conversation. One of the most cerebral signs of the zodiac, you can quickly impress a Gemini mate with wit and wisdom. If you can come up with enough topic to discuss that they find interesting, you will have their attention all night!
If you find that your Gemini is flirtatious with others, don’t sweat it too much. Gemini is simply a social butterfly, and trying to clip their wings will not end well.
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How to Attract a Cancer
Cancer is a rather vulnerable and sensitive sign. You must always be sincere when talking to your Cancer love interest, and do your best to be romantic. Walks along the beach, deep conversations about the future, and, of course, mentioning things you find attractive about them will win over this love interest.
Being crass or rude will get you nowhere when it comes to this union. Show your sensitive side! If this is something you’re not super comfortable with, a Cancer might not be the one for you.
How to Attract a Leo
Leo is another one of the more vivacious and fiery signs of the zodiac. To impress a Leo, you have to show that you enjoy things of quality. If you come across as being cheap, you won’t get too far with this Sun sign. When going out to dinner, spare no expense. Leo likes to travel in the first-class section.
A Leo just wants you to be yourself, so if they think you are being fake or disingenuous, they will not stick around for long.
How to Attract a Virgo
Virgo is reclusive and private by nature. When getting to know your Virgo, don’t be put off if they seem cold or uncaring at first. They simply have a bit of a harder shell that just needs to be cracked!
If you can respect that, they will respect you, and open up to you more quickly. Virgo is also extremely practical and down to earth, so trying to be flashy will turn them off quickly. They want you to be raw and real with them.
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How to Attract a Libra
Libra is all about being social. They like to travel in big social circles, so if you can make nice with their friends, you can earn their trust and love quite quickly.
This zodiac sign is very intelligent by nature. If you show Libra that you appreciate this, and show that you also are intelligent about the things you are passionate about, you will easily win them over.
Intelligence equals respect here so study up before your next date!
How to Attract a Scorpio
Scorpio is a rather unpredictable zodiac sign, and also likes their privacy. When talking with a Scorpio love interest, you will need to listen intently to what they have to say. Faking it will not win you points here.
This sign also enjoys being in social situations, so don’t be afraid to surprise them with something fun and unique to do for a date night. Scorpio loves spontaneity, and the experience will mean far more to them than any gift ever could.
How to Attract a Sagittarius
Sagittarius loves the outdoors and talking about anything and everything that they find interesting. Strike up a conversation about current events, outdoor sports, or pets, and you will hold their attention for hours. You will know that you have a Sagittarius hooked when they said confiding in you, or asking you for advice.
What will turn a Sagittarius off faster than anything else is by infringing on their freedom or independence. This will have them running for the hills! If this is something that isn’t ideal for you in a partner, than a Sagittarius might not be the one for you.
That being said, you will always have fun and adventure with your Sagittarius lover, so live in the moment, just like they do.
How to Attract a Capricorn
Capricorn is a rather cautious sign of the zodiac, so earning their trust is a big part of their relationship compatibility. They love to listen and learn new things so if you have something new and interesting to discuss, or something amusing to add to the conversation, you will have them eating out of the palm of your hand.
Although this sign appreciates luxury, they are also very practical, and splurging on gifts to impress will only give the impression that you are financially irresponsible. This could set off red flags that you don’t respect the value of a dollar, which is a huge turn off for Capricorn.
One tip to be sure you take note of is always to be on time. Capricorn cannot stand tardiness and this will definitely start you off on the wrong foot!
How to Attract Aquarius
Aquarians are highly analytical, so it’s best to start off this relationship with some in-depth conversation. They also have many humanitarian interests, so showing your humanitarian side will surely grab their attention.
There are many, many things that Aquarians find to be fascinating. Don’t be surprised if the conversation jumps from one topic to the next, and make sure you can keep up.
One thing to avoid when dating an Aquarian is never to nag about their mistakes. Keep things lively and interesting and you will win over your Aquarian love interest.
How to Attract Pisces
When you consider your relationship with a Pisces partner, you need to be ready to discuss things of the mystical realm. Pisceans are known for their interest in the supernatural, spiritualism, astrology and things of this nature.
They make great listeners and are genuine in their replies.
Being very sentimental, Pisceans love things like birthdays and anniversaries so don’t miss any of those! They show a great appreciation for the arts as well, so a first date to an art exhibit will delight your Piscean date.
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Using Love Astrology to Find Your Soul Mate
While it isn’t quite as simple as picking a person of a specific zodiac sign to find your perfect soul mate, these guidelines should give you a little bit of insight on how to make a good first impression. We are all unique, and our unique birth charts give a lot more detail about who we might be truly compatible with.
The best way to uncover your perfect soul mate using astrology is by getting a synastry chart reading done. You can also look into your love interest’s 5th and 7th houses to get more insights on pleasure and partnerships. But, we hope you still have some fun with these playful love tips!
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* Editor’s note: This article was previously published October 16, 2014 and has been updated for astrological accuracy.