Month: February 2021

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It’s summertime in the Northern Hemisphere, and with the warm breeze of summer often comes the whispering winds of romance. We may be prone to start thinking about romantic connections as the weather warms up, and we look for new adventures to occupy what many consider to be the best time of the year. And with the desire for romance comes the question of compatibility.

It’s not always easy to tell how compatible you are with someone else based solely on interactions, especially because everyone tends to flirt and date in different manners. This is why it’s useful to turn to metaphysical tools like numerology and astrology to give us a bit more information that may be lying underneath the surface of a connection.

Today, we’re utilizing numerology to get more insight into how your Destiny number (also called the Expression number) can help you determine compatibility with another Destiny number – and we’re focusing on Destiny numbers 1 and 2.

Finding Your Destiny Number

Numerology utilizes 11 numbers to learn more about our fate, including 1-9, 11, and 22. (11 and 22 are considered Master numbers with unique meanings; but, when determining Destiny numbers, these numbers are reduced to a single digit).

You may be wondering how to find your Destiny number, which is actually quite simple and involves your full birth name, or the name you identify with. Each letter of the alphabet is assigned to a number in numerology.

So, to get your Destiny number, you’ll want to add the letters your full name, one name at a time. Let’s use the name Amy Lee Smith for example:

Amy = 1 + 4 + 7 = 12

And then we reduce that number by adding the digits: 1 + 2 = 3

Lee = 3+5+5 = 13

1+3 = 4

Smith = 1 + 4 + 9 + 2 + 8 = 24

2 + 4 = 6

Now, we’re going to add the three digits representing each name.

3 + 4 + 6 = 13

1 + 3 = 4

Amy Lee Smith’s Destiny number is 4.

If you’d like more information on how to calculate your Destiny or Expression number you can see: How Your Expression Number Shapes Your Destiny.

Now that you know more about how to find your Destiny number, let’s take a look at the most and least compatible numbers for Destiny numbers 1 and 2.

Love Compatibility for Destiny Number 1

Those with the Destiny number 1 are born as natural leaders of the pack. They typically have an entrepreneurial spirit, they’re self-sufficient, and they know how to get what they want out of life.

While they can appear intense or even aggressive at times, these folks have a big heart and can be quite affectionate. Additionally, their intellectual skills are through the roof.

As a number 1, you will stop at nothing to make your dreams come true. Let’s take a look at compatibility between number 1 and other Destiny numbers.

Number 1

This can be a thriving combination if you can learn how to dial back your competitive nature when you’re with one another. The intellectual vibes the two of you share will lead to deep, intense conversations that can carry on for hours.

You may butt heads from time to time, as you’re both very opinionated – but if you can keep an open mind with each other, this can be a match made in heaven.

Number 2

Destiny number 2 indicates a cooperative, compromising individual who wants to get along with others. This can be a great match if you’re looking for this kind of dynamic – one strong personality met with one negotiator.

Number 2 can help number 1 stay calm in the face of stress, as they’re able to help you think things through and focus on your ultimate goals. This match can help you find more patience in everyday life.

Number 3

Destiny number 3s are excellent communicators, which meshes well with your sense of initiative. If this couple has a problem, they’re able to face it head-on, finding a solution by working through it together.

However, number 3s have an enthusiasm for life that sometimes gets in the way of their long-term goals, as they’d rather relax and have fun.

If you need to be reminded to take a break every once in a while, this can be an excellent match, as they’ll help you step out of your comfort zone (which is hard work) and encourage you to try new things.

Number 4

These folks are hardworking, down-to-Earth, and focused – which can be a great match for you, number 1. If you are both working towards a shared goal, there’s little that can get in your way to stop you.

While this may not be the most playful union, it can be a very productive one.

However, both 1s and 4s can be stubborn and headstrong. This may be a dedicated, loyal union, but you may also face a few conflicts along the way.

Number 5

Destiny number 5 craves creative self-expression, freedom, and adventure. If you’re in the mood for a wild ride, this can be a great partnering.

However, you may be bothered by number 5’s lack of routine, as they like to shake things up.

If you can stay focused on your goals with this wildcard, this relationship can be fun and exhilarating. Just make sure not to try to force your routine onto them, as they may feel resentful and rebellious, causing conflict.

Number 6

This Destiny number places great importance on their interpersonal relationships. They love their friends and family fiercely, so prepare yourself for lots of social outings.

If you are more extroverted or enjoy spending time with others, this can be a fantastic union.

If you feel like social gatherings distract you and get in the way of your career goals, this can be a frustrating match.

Number 7

7s are fellow intellectuals, meaning the conversations between you will be both exciting and full of depth. Number 7s dig deep beneath the surface to get to the truth, and you may feel thrown off by their forthright nature.

You won’t be able to control this relationship, or its trajectory, as 7s are just as headstrong as you are.

If intellectual conversation is what you most seek in a relationship, this can be a liberating union.

Number 8

Destiny number 8s are just as focused on success and their long-term goals as you are, making this a financially successful union.

That being said, romance and passion may be lacking, as you’re both very focused on your career and material success.

If you’re more concerned with wealth and power than passion and romance, this is an excellent match. The two of you will work together to make sure that you get where you want to go in life.

Number 9

Number 9s are visionary, curious, and sensitive. They require a compassionate partner who understands and cares about their needs. If you’re willing to take time out of your busy schedule to tend to their emotional and physical needs, they will be very loyal and responsive.

You’ll take a natural leadership role in the relationship and wearing the pants will be easy for you in this union.

Just make sure you have the time and drive to make room for their desires as well.

Read this next: Your Name & Your Destiny: The Numerology of Names

Love Compatibility for Destiny Number 2

Destiny number 2s are people who are compassionate, compromising, and incredibly friendly. They enjoy working with others and are very cooperative.

Number 2s are also rather intuitive and naturally understanding, reading the emotions of others, whether they share those emotions or not. Deeply connected to your feelings, you’re more likely to follow your heart rather than your head in most matters.

Let’s look more closely at compatibility between Destiny number 2, and all other Destiny numbers.

Number 1

This can be a great match, as long as you don’t mind your partner wearing the pants in a relationship. Number 1s are headstrong, and as natural leaders, they can’t help but take charge in most situations.

If you have trouble making decisions and like a little direction, you’ll greatly benefit from number 1’s decisive attitude. However, you’ll have to learn how to avoid taking their aggressive nature personally.

Number 2

This may be a match made in heaven, as two number 2s working together create peace and harmony in nearly any situation!

You get along well, and it’s almost as if you can read each other’s minds. There’s plenty of care and support in this partnership, and you’ll both feel as though your needs are being met.

When it comes to conflict, you’re both likely to listen compassionately and find a compromise that works for both of you.

Number 3

3s are naturally drawn to communication and sharing their thoughts and ideas with others; however, their zest for life distracts them from settling down.

There may be issues with timing and commitment between the two of you, and you may have to be patient with them for quite a while before they’re willing to commit themselves to you.

If you really like them and you’re willing to wait for them to open up, this can be a loyal union.

Number 4

Number 4s are hardworking, practical, and goal oriented. If you enjoy routine and stability within relationships, this one can run smoothly. However, it may seem like they’re not giving you the attention you crave from time to time.

They’re very focused on their projects, and they’re likely to dive into them with a passion that leaves little time for you.

If you’re more independent and willing to be patient, number 4s can be extremely loyal partners.

Number 5

5s are creative, expressive, and carefree. They enjoy their individuality and like spending plenty of time alone, which may cause insecurities to rise within you.

This union may demand patience and understanding from you, and at times it might seem like your number 5 is being flippant or ignoring you.

If you can learn not to take their need for freedom personally, the two of you can get along swimmingly.

Number 6

Destiny number 6s are very focused on their relationships and friendships, and they’re loyal to those they love – which matches your personality very well. You may need to work on trusting their intuition as well as your own, as number 6s often sense things unseen and seem to just “know” the right direction to take.

If you can learn to trust their judgement and let them take the reins from time to time, you two should enjoy a dedicated, cooperative relationship.

Number 7

Number 7s can be moody, as their natural inclination to seek the truth can make them suspicious of others, causing insecurity for both of you.

Your ability to understand the needs of others will help you know what a 7 needs in the moment.

If you are patient with their moods and understanding of their insecurities, they will be very loyal to you. Supporting one another is crucial for this union to work out.

Number 8

8s are driven towards material wealth and career success, which can distract them from their romantic lives. If you too are drawn towards financial success and power – and you’re willing to sacrifice a bit of romance along the way – you can get along very well in a relationship with a number 8.

Just remind yourself not to take it personally when they have to work late many nights in a row or cancel plans for a project that needs their attention.

Number 9

Destiny number 9s are creative, compassionate, and in tune with those around them – much like yourself. This is a relationship of mutual support, understanding, and dedication.

Your practicality will bring number 9 down to Earth, while their imagination will help you step outside of your comfort zone.

There is balance and harmony within this union, as you both enjoy taking care of the needs of others.

Using the Destiny Numbers to Your Advantage

This guide gives you a better idea of how you – Destiny numbers 1 and 2 – might match with other Destiny numbers. This does not mean that a relationship between yourself and any number can’t be a solid match. It’s all about how much you like an individual and how much work you’re willing to put into a relationship.

If you’re seeking a summer romance, this can help you narrow down your search, as you now have a better idea of the vibes that might exist between yourself and another Destiny number.

Now you just have to work up the courage to ask your crush their name!

*Editor’s Note: This blog was updated from it’s previous publication date for better accuracy.

Related article: Lucky Crystals for the Master Numbers in 2020

Source: astrologyanswers.com

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There are few questions that keep a girl up at night more than the infamous, “Does he like me?” fear that has plagued us all at least once in our lifetime. Yes, even me too! And with movies like “He’s Just Not That Into You” becoming popular mantras in every day vernacular, it can be downright depressing. One minute you think you’re happy with him, another you don’t. So how do you know? Well thankfully when you connect with us, you have one extra tool in your toolbox that some other ladies simply do not. Astrology! And astrology makes it easier than you think…..Here are the 7 easiest ways to answer this question once and for all.

1. He takes initiative.

For men, this means initiative in all areas. He calls first, texts first, and makes plans first. He also takes the initiative to come to see you, rather than expecting you to do all of the work. If your man is making you do all the legwork, things might be a little too easy for him. He may be into you, but not enough to really put the work required in.

Gold Stars: Best at this trait are Aries, Cancer, and Capricorn.

Worst Offenders: Leo may take initiative at first, but will make you do the legwork after that, as well Pisces and Gemini also like you to take the lead on occasion. Only take this as a red flag from these star signs if they are ALWAYS too busy for you.

2. He doesn’t push for intimacy.

You know the guys that are only out for booty, and there are guys that aren’t out for just that. How do you know the difference? How do your conversations go? Does he pull back with respect when you say you don’t kiss on the first date? Or does he pull back in an awkward pause and suddenly get busy after you mention you don’t get intimate until monogamy? If he really likes you, he knows you are worth the wait.

Gold Stars: The best signs for waiting are loyal Leo’s, reliable Virgo’s, and sexy Scorps who will wait for anybody, even when they shouldn’t.

Worst Offenders: Sagittarius, Gemini, and Pisces. These guys want it and they want it now, and if they don’t get it from you, they are more likely to move on than any other sign.

3. He knows what you like, and he acts on that.

Guys that like you want to know everything about you. Right down to what color of PJ’s you like most. When they find that out, they act on it. Don’t be surprised if the guy that likes you brings you a pair of perfectly pink PJ’s, just cuz he thinks you will look cute in them. The man that is attentive to those special details, is in for the long haul, or at least for longer than a booty call.

Gold Stars: Libra, Aquarius, Gemini, the Air Signs have it in the bag when it comes to details and perfection. Don’t forget to say thank you!

Worst Offenders: Pisces, Aries, and Virgo, find the little details not as important as the big picture. Communication will help you get to their bottom line.

4. He goes out of his way to see you.

It’s not enough for him to just make that contact and initiate plans. If he goes out of his way just to spend time with you, he is just that into you. Whether you live 10 minutes or 10 hours, it is all irrelevant to him, because you at the end of the journey is all that matters.

Gold Stars: Leo’s won’t stop until they get to who they want, Scorpio and Taurus are equally devoted in this respect.

Worst Offenders: The Mutable Signs, Gemini, Pisces, Sagittarius, and Virgo are too easily distracted to really commit to driving 10 hours for one date. They just don’t think it’s practical.

5. You always hear back within minutes of contacting him.

Give him minutes or hours, but if he gets back to you the same day, he is really just that into you. The longer the time span between these contacts, the less into you he really is. It really does take only 30 seconds to get out a text to someone, and if he wants to talk to you, he will. Quickly. If he doesn’t, he won’t. That simple.

Gold Stars: Gemini, Virgo, and Sagittarius who love their gadgets and love hearing from the one they like, even if they are busy working.

Worst Offenders: Capricorn, Leo, and Aries, they are more on the practical side of life and tend to put work matters first, and love second. Try not to take it personally unless it happens ALL the time.

6. He shows you off.

Either he shows you off, or talks about it like he will. Sometimes guys will over-exaggerate their girl’s job for example when introducing her for example, or he may call and ask you what the prettiest [insert job title here] in your State is doing today. He is proud of you, and you know it. This is not a booty call move, this is a, this is my girl and back off move.

Gold Stars: Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio, the fixed signs love showing off their arm candy.

Worst Offenders: Sagittarius is too busy showing themselves off, as is Gemini. If this happens too often, you will want to communicate those needs to nip that situation in the bud, or nip the guy in the bud and move on.

7. He knows what your dreams are….and supports them.

If you have a guy who hates talking about your work, your life, your big picture, you also have a guy who may give you more than your share of uh oh moments. That guy is just booty call guy who doesn’t want to get too deep. The guy that is always asking you about what is new or successful in your life, he wants you to do well because he’s crazy about you.

Gold Stars: Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio, the Water Signs are all over their dreams, and all over their partner’s as well.

Worst Offenders: Aries, Capricorn, and Libra, are all too busy pursuing their own dreams to worry too much about yours. Again, talk this one out if you feel this is a huge concern. If you are met with blank stares, dude is telling you that he doesn’t think your dreams are important to him, never will, and is wondering why you are having this awkward conversation.

Source: astrologyanswers.com

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Have you ever felt like you were batting a thousand in love? Does it feel like sometimes you are swinging and missing? When was the last time your well placed first hit a home run? Taking you a while to think back that far? Fret no more. Today we are going to turn those tables around, and turn you into the flirting superstar that we know you are. Toss out everything you ever thought you knew about flirting, and tap into our little love astrology secrets that are going to have you flirting like a god in minutes. Here are the only 12 tips you will ever need to turn yourself into a flirting superstar. We’ve sorted them out by the zodiac sign, so you will know exactly who to use these tips on, and when. We’ve also got it figured out for you as to which signs some of these tips are best to steer clear from. All you need is your flirt target’s zodiac sign and these tips to work that magic. Make sure you come back and report every juicy detail! Until then, may the flirt be with you.

1. Use artistic statements

These are the kinds of statements that you hear about in the old schmaltzy romance movies. Use statements that are artistic, “Your eyes are like the ocean.” The key to this kind of flirt is to appear authentic. If you blurt it out when she is trying to engage you in a discussion on Obamacare, you are going to lose her. Be authentic and wait for those little moments where you say something very sweet and sentimental. Pretend you are looking at your favorite thing, express the same statements you would about a lovely painting, “The color of those eyes is just stunning, I could look at them for hours.

Best on: The Water Signs, Scorpio, Cancer, and Pisces will give you the dreamiest response. They eat this stuff for breakfast.

Worst Offenders/Won’t work with: Gemini or Libra who will wonder what you are trying to sell them.

2. Use original …and specific…compliments.

Compliments are the flirts best friend. This is also the easiest way to flirt as well. Be authentic here, and always go one step above what everybody else would do. You look great is nice to hear. Want to know what is better? “That color really makes your eyes pop, wow!” or, “that skirt really shows off those sexy legs.”

Best on: Taurus, Scorpio, and Leo, who love it when you fix your flattery on them

Worst Offenderrs/Won’t work with: Capricorn and Virgo have a hard time accepting compliments because it is not productive. Compliment their work ethic, that will mean something to them.

3. Use personal space wisely

The best way to flirt is to minimize the amount of personal space between you and your ‘target’. But there is a fine line between closing in and creeping in, so mind your p’s and q’s. No touchey to someone that you have just met for at least the first drink minimum. By the time you establish more comfort with them, make a point of touching but just to establish chemistry. This is the old brushing lint off the shoulder approach, or just saw a bug on your arm, sorry. Touch once and let it go until the chemistry takes over from there. Anything more than that and you begin to enter the territory of putting yourself a little “too” much out there. Don’t be a prude. But don’t be creepy either. Use your personal space wisely.

Best on: Virgo and Capricorn who really don’t need to be close to anyone. Keep your distance they will view it as a sign of respect.

Worst Offenders/Won’t work with: Aries who will wonder why you are being so distant.

4. Smile

Smiling is one of the oldest tricks in the book when it comes to flirting, because it actively engages the other person without saying a word. When you smile at someone you send an instant signal that is very appealing. It isn’t just, I have a pretty face and am a positive person. The message you send with a smile is, I’m friendly which means approachable which means you can flirt with me and I won’t tear your head off. You say all that with one smile. So stop thinking this piece of dating advice is too old school. It works, you should totally try it. Smile! Your future soul mate might be watching!

Best on: All signs! Only grumpy people don’t like a smile. Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius will forgive almost anything if you smile at them right.

Worst Offenders/Won’t work with: Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra, will think a smile is hiding something, so be authentic when you smile and follow it up with good conversation.

5. Have something to say.

What you don’t want is to be caught up mid-flirt and finish someone else’s sentence with an awkward silence. Have something to say. Your personality is what is going to get you to close this deal, not your pretty shoes or your full wallet. So have something to say. If starting conversation is difficult, scan the headlines before you head out for the night and have a few openers ready, just be sure to use them appropriately. If someone launches a conversation about the NBA Playoffs, don’t talk about what Obama is going to do with the pipeline.

Best on: Aquarius, Libra, and Gemini who always love a good chart. The geekier the better.

Worst Offenders/Won’t work with: Sagittarius, who wants to play more, talk less

6. Be funny.

Having a good go to funny story on hand is always great when flirting. If you ever experience an epic fail mid flirt, time to bring in one of your funniest memories. Just remember to make the stories good ones. This is not the time to bring out how this reminds you of the time you wet your pants stories. Have a funny story to back up your natural charm and the conversation will flow.

Best on: Leo, Sagittarius, Aries, who love a good belly laugh

Worst OffendersWon’t work with: hardly anybody, most people warm up to an appropriately placed joke or funny story

7. Reciprocate.

Flirting is only fun when two people are doing it at the same time. If someone is sending you signals, send them back! There’s nothing worse than dropping a nice compliment only to have it unappreciated. If you don’t respond to the flirts that come your way, expect them to stop coming.

Best on: Scorpio, Leo, and Taurus, who give as good as they receive

Worst Offenders/Won’t work with: Aries likes to show off, so let them!

8. “What makes you happy?”

Stuck for an opener? There is no human on this planet that doesn’t want to hear these words, even the die hard commitment phobes want someone to want to make them happy. Asking this question puts you in the playing field of “I care”. This is a very easy way to get the flirt banter going. When someone knows they are talking to someone that is actually interested in what makes them happy, they want to have more of those conversations.

Best on: Pisces will be so moved by this statement they will move heaven and earth to make you happy too!

Worst Offenders/Won’t work with: Gemini will wonder what your hidden agenda is, and Libra will wonder why “happy” matters to you. To Libra, that is just not practical.

9. Make your flirt target feel like the only person in the room.

There are a number of ways to do this that are situation specific. If you are at a bar, picnic, or cocktail party for example, slide yourself over to the person in question and say something that makes them feel like they stood out to you. “I guess this must be where all the smart people are sitting tonight” or something to that effect. Old cliché lines like “that shirt you were wearing stood out from across the room” actually work.

Best on: Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancers who are a little bit needier than others.

Worst Offenders/Won’t Work With: Sagittarius and Gemini will feel pinned down and restricted by this

10. Yes, of course, ask them their sign.

It’s the oldest flirt technique in the book, and it is still being used today. Why? Because it works. Of course we are going to tell you to find out their star sign. But what you won’t read about in other flirting tips is how to follow that up. Ask them their sign, and then no matter what they say, respond with, “Oh you must be the ‘Scorpio’ my psychic told me I was going to meet tonight.” Or, insert whatever zodiac sign they say. You will be surprised at how many people this very easy technique works on. And of course if they ask you who your psychic is, send them on over to Astrology Answers of course!

Best on: The big thinker Aquarius will think this is a flirting mind game and will love it. So will Pisces, Scorpio, and Cancer

Worst Offenders/Won’t Work With: Capricorn will find this conversation dull, but intriguing enough if you tell them their star sign tells them a lot about their strong work ethic

11. “What do you think?”

This four worded sentence is fully loaded with opportunities. When you present this question to someone it puts you in charge, and the ball in their park all at the same time. You are commanding an answer from them whether they want to give it to you or not. Ask this question during any flirt adventure and you are destined to have results. Everyone wants someone that cares about what they think. When you start at the opening gate showing that you care, you send a very strong message as a very viable and reliable flirt partner indeed. What do you think?

Best on: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius who are dying for you to ask this question. Leo will also feel very important if you ask this question.

Worst Offenders/Won’t Work With: Scorpio and Pisces who will turn the statements into feeling statements

12. Relax.

Flirting is nerve wracking! But you know what? Flirting is ALWAYS flattering, even if the person is unavailable to flirt back. So you have no reason to be nervous when you are flirting because if you do it right, your recipient will be happy no matter what. And isn’t that what relationships are all about anyway? So relax. Don’t let the nerves take over, you are flirting to have fun right? You got this, now go.

Best on: Everybody

Source: astrologyanswers.com

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Have you ever had a Tarot reading done? If so, have you ever left it feeling more confused than ever? All of those symbols and words and numbers and pictures, they all look so neat, but….what do they really mean? The Tarot is one tool that many psychics, astrologers, and mediums use in their tool box of resources when it comes to answering life’s deepest questions. And sometimes, life’s simplest questions as well! You might be surprised at just how much information you can get from one simple Tarot draw. With these, you can find out when something is going to happen, what might be next in a certain situation, and you can even find out what you should do right now in a certain situation. You may also learn from Tarot that you shouldn’t do anything, that you have already done the work necessary, or that some waiting and patience is necessary. But how do we know those things? One way we learn is by looking at the elements that appear on your Tarot card. We know that the astrology zodiac signs are divided by elements, Earth, Fire, Water, and Air. The Tarot is divided this way too! Everything is connected! So this part of the Tarot is precisely what we are going to look at today. Now that you’ve pulled your Tarot, now what? Let’s look at what that means by the elements.

About the Tarot

The Tarot is divided into sections, one main section called Major Arcana. These are all major cards that signify deep life or soul changes on their way to you, or in progress. Many of these cards have to do with Self, and what you need to do to progress. You will see some element symbols in these cards. Temperance for example has two cups, and cups are the symbol that embody the water element.

The next section is the Minor Arcana, that is largely what we will be focusing on today. The Minor Arcana is further divided into 4 suits, like a standard deck of cards. But in the Tarot, those suits are pentacles, cups, swords, and discs. Each of those elements is represented by a symbol, and each of those suits is then divided into 10 cards, numbered 1 to 10.

There are 4 additional cards in each suit called the Court Cards, and so these are the pages, the knights, the queens, and the kings in each suit. The court cards often represent people, but we can cover those details in a future article as well. Today we are just talking about those symbols, and what they mean, so that will mean a focus on the Minor Arcana, and the cards numbered 1 to 10 in each of those. So let’s have a look!

Earth

Earth is the element that is embodied by the zodiac signs Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo. These are signs that are known to be good with money, or good with resources, or among the hardest working signs of the zodiac. In the Tarot, earth elements are represented by symbols we call pentacles or discs. Each reader has their own preference, for this article we will call them pentacles. So when you see pentacles come up in your Tarot draw, work, money, or even resources that come in the way of messages can be referred here. Pentacles also sometimes mean messages in themselves. Timing questions when pentacles come up are always suggestive of longer time frames, or in the Fall/Winter. Remember that pentacles symbolize Earth Signs, and they are the most practical and hardworking group of the zodiac. But their success is slow and steady, so this is also the message when you see pentacles. The answer you seek will not happen overnight. Knowing pentacles represent Earth Signs, we can also say that drawing a pentacle card could represent someone in your life that is an Earth Sign, Virgo, Capricorn, or Taurus. I

Cups

Cups will likely appear in your spread or in your draw if you are asking a question about love. They are exactly what they sound like, cups and this is what they look like in the Tarot. These cards represent those deep feelings that we all have, and emotions at every level. Cups also represent the Water Signs, so seeing or drawing cups could sometimes represent someone that is a Water Sign, Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer. You may not be asking a question about love, but if a cup card shows up anyway, feelings are the center of your question. Cups represent the emotions that we carry, that we offer, that we hold in, whatever cup card you draw will tell you what the issue is with your feelings. Or, that there is no issue at all and that love or your deepest desires are well on their way to you. When it comes to timing questions and cup cards, there are two schools of thought on this. One is that cup cards represent time frames in the spring and in the summer, another is that a cups card will tell you how many months you have to wait for your answer to manifest. So for example, if you asked when you were going to get your promotion and pulled the 9 of Cups, the answer with that timeframe model would be, within 9 months. An experienced Tarot reader can help you clarify precisely when something will happen with your timing questions.

Wands

The wands in the Tarot are cards where the individuals in the cards are carrying staffs or wands. Some readers call them staffs, I call them wands. Wands represent creativity and passion, and wand cards will help you determine what your unlocked passions are, or let you know when passion and creativity are on their way to you. Wand cards can also tell you about talents and gifts that you didn’t even know you had, or about things that you can do with your current gifts. If there is a lot of passionate energy around you, even if it is just office drama, the wands will show you that as well. The Wands represent the Fire Signs, Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries. And we all know how passionate they are! They are also very sexy, fun, adventurous, spontaneous, and passionate. And so if you need more in your life, or if it is on its way to you, the wands will show you that too. Wands also typically represent movement in some cards, as fire energy is very quick. So some wand cards, like the 8 of Wands for example, can represent travel. This card and its movement also symbolizes events happening quickly, and they are usually sensual and passionate ones at that! When it comes to timing questions, if you draw a wand for a timing question you will be in luck because your answer will manifest very quickly. Wand cards refer to late summer and early fall timeframes for many readers, or to the number of days or weeks that you will have to wait for your answer to come true. This will really depend on your own situation. I have seen answers come within 8 hours for someone that pulled the 8 of wands in a Tarot reading with me. Even if your reader can not give you a clear answer on timing with wands, generally speaking you can expect things to happen quickly if a wands card appears on a timing question.

Swords

Swords on the other hand are the quickest when it comes to timeframe questions. When you think of a sword and how quickly it slices through air, that gives you the idea of how quickly things can happen under the influence of the swords. Hours, days, and sometimes weeks can mean the timeframe of the swords. As long as it takes the sword to slice through the air of the situation at hand, which is hardly ever a long time, is the length of time your answer will manifest. Swords also represent Air Signs, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius, and thus they also represent our thoughts. The role that thoughts are playing in your current situation will appear in the form of a swords card, and each one has their own meaning. Some are painful, we are talking about swords here. And some are about moving past that pain. The 3 of swords is about pain from your past, the 5 of swords is about words in a group hurting someone, the 8 of swords suggests you have some denial going on or some limited thinking. Each of the swords represents a different way of how we manage our thoughts, how they control our lives, and how we can break free from the most toxic ones. Swords are painful cards on occasion, but they always reveal the truth, and there is always healing, like with the 4 of swords, after every heartbreak. Also remember that because swords represent Air Signs, these cards point to using your head over your heart. Air Signs do not wear their hearts on their sleeves and do not understand why people take things personally. This is the mindset you need to take when you draw swords. Use your head, your thoughts, and be realistic about your situation. Swords always represent the truth, and it may hurt, but the work is worth it. A sword card can also mean that an Aquarius, Libra, or Gemini will be influential in the situation at hand.

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Can you believe the summer is finally here? After the long hard winter suffered by most of the world that is North of the Equator, many of us are breathing a long awaited sigh of relief. For those in the opposite hemisphere, Winter is just beginning. Either way no matter where you are, travel plans are likely high on your mind as you welcome this brand new season and a chance to relax a little bit. This is the season that is the highest season for travel as well, as when we have a little bit of spare time on our hands that’s often the first thing we get up and do. Either we go visit loved ones, or we travel the world to enlighten our spirit of adventure in the carefree season of Summer. What travel plans are beckoning you this summer? Before you start dotting any lines, make note that the Summer 2014 is going to kick off with a big fat Mercury retrograde. We already started talking about that and how you should use that energy to your advantage in love this summer. But since Mercury is the planet that rules short journeys and communications, you also need some practical tips on how to overcome this energy when you are making travel plans. If there is ANY time of the year where your travel plans are going to go awry, it will be during Mercury Retrograde. So, knowing that a lot of you are going to start flight checking or road tripping we thought a few handy tips on summer travel under Mercury Retrograde would help. This period has already begun, on June 7 and will end on July 1. This is the timeframe when the energy will be the strongest, on July 1 the energy will peak as Mercury makes a complete station, or stops, before it begins to turn direct. So expect this first week of July to have some travel wrinkles as well. Now that you know when, here’s how to deal with it.

Related Article: Planning a Road Trip, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

1. Flights: Book in Advance, Buy Insurance

I always buy travel insurance when I am traveling during Mercury retrograde, because that always ends up saving me money in the end. I have a running joke that Mercury retrograde usually costs me about $500 a cycle, whether that’s a car repair, computer upgrade, flight changes, or last time it was a phone upgrade. Buying insurance when you are traveling ahead of time will save you that cost in the long run. Booking ahead will also combat any flight snafoos at the end of the day. If there is any time when a regular old standby flight is going to land you on a 16 hour layover, it will be during Mercury retrograde.

2. Ground Transportation: Have Two Plan B’s

Many people think that flying in North America is very easy, and that you can land anywhere and just grab a car or a taxi and get wherever you want. Usually you can, but what might cost you $10 bucks in the sticks of Maine will cost you $75 in downtown New York. Before you are flying anywhere, research and have contact information of at least two options in ground transportation. Whether that is a friend that is picking you up, a rental, or an airport limo or taxi service. You may never use that information. But there is literally nothing worse than landing and needing to be somewhere within an hour and being 3 hours away from everything. Research that info and have the info on hand to avoid the panicked moment that often happens at the baggage claim during Mercury retrograde.

3. Mobile Devices: Backup Your Backup Plan

Communication and messages are also affected during a Mercury retrograde. And have you ever been travelling and been without access to a phone? It is panic inducing if you haven’t, and it can and it will happen during a Mercury retrograde if you don’t plan ahead. Double check with your mobile provider that you have roaming, an international plan, or have access to something if you don’t. Many mobile providers have temporary add ons now for vacations or travel purposes alone. Research that and have that plan in place BEFORE you leave home. I know a lady who travels with two cell phones during Mercury retrograde. Her standard every day one and a prepaid dump phone that she keeps topped up in the event of an emergency, and she says that she has wound up using that phone every time she travels under a Mercury retrograde. You just never know when your battery is going to go out, your roaming doesn’t activate. Have a backup plan for the backup plan and you won’t spend your entire flight worrying if you will have a signal to call your ground transportation service.

4. Travel Documentation: Keep it All in One Place

When we travel, we have a tendency to accumulate. One bag for this, one bag for that, another bag for this. And if you have kids? Ten bags for this, ten bags for that, another ten bags for, oh you have no idea. It sounds like it is too much common sense to say have all of your travel documentation in one place, but it is very easy for one very important piece of paper to slip out of place at the wrong moment during a Mercury retrograde. Pick up a little folio, or have a decent sized pocket on one of your carry on or personal items bags that stores every single piece of paper and travel documentation you need in one place. Passports, I.D., driver’s licenses, health insurance or cards, citizenship or birth certificates, flight information, flight itineraries, travel insurance, reservations, the list goes on. If you have a piece of paper recording an event in your travel, keep them all in one place. Border agents will want to know you have a return ticket for example, some will want to know you have health insurance coming into a foreign country. Every piece of paper that you need for travel, keep it in one place. Choose that place before you travel, and don’t change it, then it will always be there. Simple.

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5. Double Check Email Reservations by Phone.

In this day and age we literally can do just about anything online. From booking your flight to your ground transportation to your hotel room, you can have that done in minutes from your phone without talking to a single person. There’s nothing wrong with that. But during a Mercury retrograde, the chances of getting wires crossed during those transactions is high. I will never forget the time I booked a hotel room online, and it was closed the day I showed up for my reservation. It was the biggest and most famous hotel in the little town I was visiting, and some freak act of nature or something shut it down for just that one day. These things do happen, and under Mercury retrograde, a little more often. If you book something online, pickup the phone for that 30 second phone call and just confirm that all is good for any reservations you will need immediately after your arrival when travelling.

6. Plan for Delays.

Whether you are road tripping or flying or taking a train to your destination of choice this summer, expect delays. Not only should you expect delays and prepare yourself for their discomfort, but plan for them. Put extra stuff to do and eat snack wise in the kids travel back packs, and do the same for yourself as well. Mercury loves stalling us during Mercury retrograde, and the weirdest delays are going to come your way. Your taxi will get stalled in bumper to bumper traffic. Your train will be delayed because something was stuck on the tracks. Your road trip will take a detour when a tractor trailor turns over on the highway. Again, under Mercury retrograde, these things will happen at a higher rate of frequency during Mercury retrograde. When you have planned for them to happen, they are a lot less uncomfortable.

7. Schedule a Checkup for the Car

If you are road tripping or driving your own vehicle during your Summer travel, make sure your wheels are up to snuff for it. Get that oil changed, check the tire pressure, fill up the tank, top up your fluids, make sure the insurance is all good, attend to whatever niggling thing your car wants you to attend to or you can bet your bottom dollar the niggling thing will crop up during your travel. All of it. Also make sure you have a GPS on hand, and a backup wouldn’t hurt. Don’t think you are overthinking a thing during Mercury retrograde. It’s also not a bad idea to make sure that your emergency preparedness car kit is just that as well. Invest in AAA or CAA if your trip is going to be a really lengthy one. Once again, you may never need it. But if you do, you will be glad that you did.

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After all of the struggles that came with the planets moving retrograde this spring, you’ve earned a breather! Well, we’ve got good news: Summer Solstice (also known as Litha) has come and gone, and summer is finally here, so kick off your shoes and take a deep breath.

Even if you’re not savvy to the movements of the stars, you’ve probably felt frustrated (especially with your career), jaded, and that you’re taking a step backwards for every step forward you’ve tried to achieve. Fortunately, that negative energy is fading out now, and you really can take a break. Even during your time away from work, whether it’s an overdue vacation, a long weekend or just a staycation at home, there are things that you can do to gain some insight on your position and how to advance your career.

Try these 5 activities this summer and you’ll return from your break rejuvenated and with the knowledge that you’ve got some additional direction in your career path.

Related Article: Pluto & the Summer Solstice: The Emotional Evolution

Get a Tarot Reading

There’s no better time to have your first tarot reading than during a vacation. You’re relaxed and willing to try new things, and you’re more receptive to making decisions that could bring about positive changes.

It doesn’t really matter where you go on vacation (or even if you’re staying at home), you can usually find a tarot reader without too much trouble. The main thing is to go with an open mind. Even if the insight you get from the reader isn’t appropriate now, it may be in the future, so don’t throw anything you’re told away just because it doesn’t seem to fit at the moment.

Related Article: Summer Lovin’ & the Number 7

Network, Network, Network

Don’t underestimate the power of meeting new people. Whether you’re on the beach or at the bar, you can talk about what you do, and see who just might be placed in your path.

Get some inexpensive business cards printed; something classy that says who you are, what you do, why you’re qualified and how to contact you. Use them often — when you tip your waitress, when you check into your hotel, or when you strike up a conversation with a travel companion. Even if you’re just staying at home, take advantage of the extra days off work to put your card up at local businesses, on community display boards and anywhere else that it can be seen.

Just remember that people buy people first. Open the conversation talking about the other person and find out what they do. Contemplate how your services can compliment their occupation, and never ignore a chance to make a new friend. I still get text messages from a lady I met on a flight to New Orleans many years ago after Hurricane Katrina. You just never know what the universe has in store for you, and you will never find out until you open yourself up to that distinct possibility. It just takes a bit of confidence.

Improve Your Energies with Feng Shui

Have you heard of Feng Shui? This is a great way to start working on attracting abundance in your life. Feng Shui is a way of working with energies (or chi) to create positive vibrations in your home or workplace so that you can attract success and prosperity. Use your downtime to create the right atmosphere in your home, then carry that back to the workplace and mirror that energy there.

If you find a “something” (anything from fabric to a piece of art or a souvenir) during your travels, don’t overlook it. Your hunches are powerful, and if you’ve been working with Feng Shui to create abundance and joy in your work life, then trust your instincts. You might be bringing home with you the very item needed to help you change the energies into something much more positive.

Put Uranus to Work

We all like to have a laugh at Uranus’s expense, but there’s a lot of positive energy to be found up there. Uranus is currently transiting through Aries, the sign of action and assertiveness. Uranus brings newness and unpredictability to things. If you can harness this energy, it can open new doors for you. You’ve got time to get the hang of this, as Uranus is going to be in Aries for several months yet.

Keep an open mind to new and different things that come your way, and don’t dismiss something just because it isn’t what you’re used to doing or it wasn’t what you expected to find. Yes, Uranus is unpredictable and uncertain, but it also can bring you a lot of innovation and noteworthy situations that are more than worth taking the time to investigate.

Use the Moon to Your Advantage

If you’re lucky, you can plan your vacation based on the moon’s phases. The cycles of Earth’s Moon are epic when it comes to getting what you want out of life. Remember that new moons are about creating beginnings and closing out chapters. Full moons are the opposite — first, you close out chapters to create endings, in order to illuminate your path to new beginnings. So, if you are traveling during either a new or full moon, take some caution.

The two weeks that the moon is starting to wax (transitioning from a new moon to a full moon) should be a time for planning what you want and sowing the seeds for success. It’s a time for beginnings, for growing ideas and seeking the cooperation of others. Start writing down those big ideas you have and email them to the boss while you’re waiting for the gang to wake up at the hotel.

Full moons are a time for cooperation, networking and pulling together. If you’re away from work during a full moon, use that energy to examine how you can build on what you have; what projects, lifestyles or ways of thinking can you close out to elevate your life.

If the Moon is transitioning from full back to new while you’re taking your break, it’s time for examining what you need to get rid of in your life in order to make room for what is more appropriate. Use this time to purge any unnecessary baggage, whether it’s outdated ideas, outmoded procedures or physical items that are simply no longer necessary to where you want to go with your profession. Remember:

  • If the moon is going from new to full, it’s a time to grow what you want to achieve
  • If the moon is full, then it’s time to seek the cooperation of others
  • If the moon is going from full to new, it’s a time for purging what’s holding you back

Full & New Moon Phases for 2016

Here are the moon phases for the next few weeks. Don’t hesitate to contact the Astrology Answers Experts should you want to know more about putting any of these career-boosting activities to work for you in a positive and productive way.

  • July 2016: New Moon July 4; Full Moon July 19
  • August 2016: New Moon August 2; Full Moon August 18
  • September 2016: New Moon September 1; Full Moon September 16
  • October 2016: New Moon October 1; Full Moon October 16; New Moon October 30
  • November 2016: Full Moon November 14; New Moon November 29
  • December 2016: Full Moon December 14; New Moon December 29

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Do you feel the winds of change flowing through the air? Can you sense the fresh energy and new beginnings brought on by the changing lunar cycles? There is a New Moon in Cancer approaching, which can bring a certain kind of energy into your sphere, and today we’re going to explore what this New Moon means for you.

The New Moon occurs once every lunar cycle, and marks the beginning of each new cycle. It brings feelings of transformation and a desire to turn over a new leaf.

This is a time to recognize and clear your emotions, making room for new, exciting experiences.

What Does It Mean When the New Moon Is in Cancer?

The New Moon marks the beginning of the 28-day lunar cycle that we experience each month.

This lunar phase represents the beginning of the cycle, transformation, change, and flowing into the next period of change. In fact, the New Moon and the Full Moon are the most crucial phases of each lunar cycle!

When combined with the energy of Cancer, this can represent a period of change when it comes to your feelings and how you relate to the world emotionally. Cancer is ruled by Water, the astrological element that represents emotions and intuition.

When we experience a New Moon in Cancer, you can expect a surge of intuitive energy to enter your psychic field. Cancer asks us to evaluate our emotional responses to the world around us, while the New Moon encourages us to try new approaches to challenges and situations that need our attention.

In fact, when a New Moon is in any Water sign – Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces – we can expect the focus of this influence to shine on our emotional center, especially as the Moon rules over our emotions.

When the Moon and the element of Water come together, you can bet money that your emotional responses are going to be challenged in some way. However, these challenges work to help you grow and find new ways to approach your feelings.

The Good, the Bad, and the Crabby of New Moon in Cancer

Along with being ruled by the emotional Moon, Cancer is symbolized by the crab. The benefit of the Cancer zodiac sign is that we have loving and emotional energy centering us. But, there is also a downside. If we get too emotional, the crabby pinchers are going to come out.

The good: You can plant some exciting new beginnings with this Moon. All you need to do is follow your heart. The heart wants what the heart wants, and the New Moon in Cancer is going to help you figure out exactly what that is.

With Cancer being a cardinal sign, the good is also found in the leadership skills that Cancer can bring. You are calling the shots now. You are in charge of your destiny.

The bad: It’s very easy to fall into the trap of being “bossy” under Cancer energy. Being a leader in your life is admirable to all of those around you. Although, steamrolling over whoever to get what you want, isn’t.

So lead, but lead with love when you are planting those seeds of new beginnings.

The ugly: Arguments and confrontations will break out if you are attempting to be too controlling. Remember, Cancer is about tending to the needs of the whole family. Sometimes it is very easy for Cancer to make the decisions, and then inform everyone in their world what they are doing, before asking for feedback.

It’s very easy to fall into this trap under Cancer energy, but don’t! There are so many beautiful things about this transit you are better served embracing.

How Does the New Moon in Cancer Affect Each Sign?

While the New Moon in Cancer may have an overall effect on our emotions as a global community, it may challenge each sign in unique ways.

Aries

This New Moon makes you feel cozier and more domestic than usual, Aries. This is an excellent time to relax at home with your favorite notebook or journal and a glass of wine.

Allow yourself to explore your feelings during this time, and try not to hold yourself or your emotions back.

Taurus

The New Moon in Cancer encourages you to try to follow your intuition and do what comes naturally, Taurus. You may have been hiding your feelings from those around you, but Cancer asks you to share them with your loved ones.

Don’t bottle your emotions up and ignore them; let them flow.

Gemini

It can be difficult for you to deal with the increase of emotions that this New Moon brings, Gemini. Try to find new outlets for your emotions during this time, like painting, writing, drawing, singing, or dancing.

Don’t shy away from trying new things right now.

Cancer

With the New Moon in your sign, you may feel more intuitive and creative than ever, Cancer. This is the perfect time to focus on the things you want to manifest. Try making a colorful vision board of everything you want in your life.

Try not to let doubt interfere; simply share your desires with the Universe.

Read up on: Top 8 Myths About Cancers





Leo

You may feel more concerned with your career and success during this transit, Leo. But you are going to reach your goals soon if you continue to trust the Universe.

Practice gratitude for how far you’ve come, and try not to be hard on yourself right now.

Virgo

This is an excellent time to rediscover your talents and abilities, Virgo. You feel more creative and inspired right now, so take advantage of the visions and ideas that come to you now.

Let your muse speak through you right now, and don’t let yourself avoid the emotions you may feel.

Libra

Your focus may rest on your home life now, Libra, especially as a sign that deeply desires peace in the home. This is a great time to work through any emotional issues that you may have had with those in your own home right now.

Avoiding the issues could make them even worse.

Scorpio

This may be an emotionally powerful time for you, Scorpio. You desire clear, precise communication during this time, but your emotions may stand between yourself and others.

Practice healing exercises like yoga and meditation to promote patience and help you avoid conflict.

Sagittarius

This New Moon may encourage you to spend your money on luxury items, Sagittarius. Make sure that you’re taking ample time to think about your purchases, and determine whether they’re necessary.

Try not to overindulge during this period, as this can cause you to avoid your emotions.

Capricorn

You feel the need to re-evaluate your life circumstances and relationships, Capricorn. This New Moon calls attention to any situation that is no longer serving you.

Be willing to let go of these things right now, and try to avoid holding onto harmful behaviors or relationships due to comfort.

Aquarius

This is an excellent time for you to experience emotions and feelings that you may otherwise avoid, Aquarius. The New Moon in Cancer helps you face these feelings head-on and release them, making room for inspiration and energy.

Don’t avoid these emotions right now.

Pisces

With the New Moon in a Water sign such as yours, you may feel more emotionally sensitive than usual, Pisces. It’s crucial that you work on activities and practices that raise your confidence during this transit, like meditation and crystal healing.

Try not to be too hard on yourself or others right now.

Is it an eclipse? Discover Your New Moon in Cancer Solar Eclipse Horoscope.

How Do Different Moon Signs Interact with This New Moon?

Moon Sign in Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)

You feel your emotions more passionately right now, which can cause conflict if you aren’t gentle with yourself and others. Physical exercise acts as a wonderful release for overwhelming emotions; but don’t forget your creative side.

Creative self-expression will help you face these emotions in a safe manner.

Read up on: Everything You Need to Know About Feisty Fire Signs

Moon Sign in Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)

You’re not used to feeling this emotional, which can be quite frustrating for you – especially if you avoid dealing with emotions and prefer focusing on work. This is the time to sink deep into whatever feelings are flowing through you right now.

Writing these feelings down can help you deal with them with poise and grace.

Read up on: Your Guide to Earth Signs

Moon Sign in Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)

Air signs aren’t well-known for their ability to handle their emotions, as they typically prefer to think things through rather than follow your heart. This influence asks you to do just that, however, and you may find it difficult to connect to your emotions.

Meditation and crystal healing can release any emotional blocks that may be holding you back.

Read up on: Understanding Air Signs

Moon Sign in Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)

You’re deep in your feelings during this transit, and you may feel emotionally overwhelmed. However, this is an excellent time to work through any issues that have been weighing on your heart.

You can see clearly to the other side right now, making it easier for you to detach yourself from any situations or relationships that are no longer serving you.

Read up on: Your Guide to Water Signs

How Does the New Moon in Cancer Affect Your Dreams?

The New Moon occurs on the darkest nights, because the Moon is merely a sliver during this transit. These dark nights can lead to new dreams, especially as the New Moon represents transformation.

When the New Moon is in Cancer, you may experience dreams that touch on your deepest emotions and insecurities. This would be a great time to keep a notebook and pen by your bedside so you can write your dreams down as soon as you wake up. This can give you more insight into hidden emotions within yourself.

Check out: What Are Your Dreams Trying to Tell You?

What If You Were Born During A New Moon in Cancer?

People born during a New Moon are typically big fans of trying new things and going on spontaneous adventures. These folks love to change things up, and focus on unique aspects of life that others might overlook.

If you were born while the New Moon is in Cancer, you might focus this desire for new things on your emotional life – you want to find new outlets and try different manners of self-expression.

A New Moon in Cancer Ritual

The New Moon is the perfect time for manifestation, and when it’s in Cancer, it’s the perfect time to manifest the emotional state of being that you want to attract for yourself.

That’s why this manifestation ritual is so perfect!

For this ritual, you’ll need:

  • Moonstone
  • Sage or incense for smudging
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Candle
  • Your favorite music

Step 1

Start by finding a sacred space in your home or outside that feels comfortable.

Step 2

Light your candle, and then your incense or sage. Let the cleansing, healing smoke wash over your body and flow throughout the room.

Step 3

Press play on your playlist or album.

Step 4

Sit down in a comfortable position, hold your moonstone in your left hand, and close your eyes.

Breathe deeply and visualize everything you want to manifest into your emotional life – do you want to feel happy? Do you want to feel more emotionally stable? Do you desire a close friend with which you can share your emotions? Do you wish to sink into your feelings more deeply?

Spend a few minutes imagining your favorite scenarios.

Step 5

When you feel ready, open your eyes and grab your notebook. Make a list of the things you visualized, the things you want to attract – and be as specific as possible. When you feel satisfied with your list, go outside and bury it in the dirt.

When the things you wrote down begin appearing, make sure to practice gratitude towards the Universe.

When Is the Next New Moon in Cancer?

The next New Moon in Cancer will occur on July 20th, 2020. Celebrate this emotional journey!

Celebrate the New Moon in Cancer

Big change awaits you when you embrace all of these things we talked about. Remember, don’t take life so personally. Just live it, and do it from the heart. If it doesn’t work out, that is the Universe’s way of saying, “You hit the wrong nail this time. Try again.”

Lead with love, even if you make a mistake or two along the way. The formula is simple. Listen to your heart, plant seeds with love, and watch it grow into something beautiful.

What are your New Moon in Cancer wishes?

Related article: The Ultimate Guide to New Moons

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It’s officially Summertime! And now that means we are all looking for a little bit of love, sweet love.

We all want it no matter what our relationship status is. Who doesn’t want to be in love in the Summertime? There are so many things to do during the long sunny days and the warm moonlit nights. You’ve met someone, things are progressing nicely; but is it real romance or just a summer fling?

The Moon transits this Summer are going to guide you towards the changes in your relationships that you need. Do you want it to last? Or are you just looking for a May to December romance?

There is no wrong answer. But if you are wondering what the state of your Summer loving is, we are going to help you figure that out today. So let’s get to it.

Are You Single or Attached?

Love is in the air for all, whether you are flying solo or in it for the long haul.

For the Couples

For a start, things look pretty pleasant. Others will warm to this and perhaps reciprocate too. There’s an overall positive mood — and that’s a good thing for some summer frolicking! But under eclipses, big changes are coming. And change always causes stress, even when they are good changes.

Expect July to make some changes in your romantic outlook. Have fun with each other. These could be good changes like an engagement, wedding, or just moving in. Or you may just be making a fresh new commitment to each other in some exciting way. Have fun with these, and thank the Universe for the blessings that come your way when the Moon sends you all of the information you need to enjoy love.

This is a great period to stretch yourself socially, even though you may not want to. It’s quite possible that you want to stay closer to home, and if you’re already making doe-eyes at your beloved and your partner is just as content as you are to stay between the sheets, then go for it — this is an awesome time for romance.

Creativity is strong, also. This can be anything from a new art project to some form of self-expression. If you and your partner are trying for a child, this may just be the time that you conceive!

For the Single Folk

But what if you’re single?

These lunar transits are good for those who are still looking for that special summer someone, too. Do new things with new people. Stretch yourself socially, especially when it comes to places or activities that promote love, peace, and harmony. Art galleries, museums, and other venues are ideal — who doesn’t like an open-air concert on a warm summer’s evening?

Summer Full Moon’s connected with the Sun in Gemini, Cancer, Leo, and Virgo are going to help you close a chapter and take the lead. It will also help you to make a big change. It would be nice to have someone to spend it on, wouldn’t it?

Discover the Best Way to Cool off, Based on Your Zodiac Sign here.

Look for Love in The Zodiac

When we use astrology to our advantage, we can make the most of our summertime to find whatever love matches we desire.

Aries Summer Lovin’

If you are dating an Aries, or want to take love to the next level with them, leave your “tired” complaints at home, even if you are. Aries is driven by energy, enthusiasm, fire, and excitement. They will get bored very fast if you show up on a date with them and start complaining.

Unless your Aries lover has kept you up all night, and they will if you want them to, “I’m exhausted” is the last thing they want to hear. Take a nap before your date with Aries if you are that tired, but never, ever let them see you sleepy. Unless they’re joining you.

Getting Cozy With Taurus

Your Taurus date WILL like the details of your day, but they don’t need or want, a play by play. This will bore them into the ground. Stay away from tedious minutia when you are talking it up with your Taurus, unless that minutia is all about them. With the Bull, less is most definitely more. All you need to remember is that they are ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, and use that energy and potential to your advantage when playing with your Taurus lover.

Get luxurious, focus on sexy, sensual fabrics and textiles, bling, glitter, feathers, you name it. Whatever will make their eyes widen under Venus. Going on, and on about the 448 message text convo with a bestie is going to have your Taurus wandering.

Gemini Lovin’ & Learnin’

Geminis are a bunch that loves their gadgets, their iPads, their cell phones, their emails, their text messages, their skype conversations, their everything that has to do with the digital world that is ruled by their planet Mercury. They just don’t like it when their date is all up in their gadgets on a fun date or activity.

Gemini tends to be a bit paranoid when it comes to love, and if you are checking your cell phone every five minutes, they will be wondering who you are talking to. If you must, send them a saucy text when you make the trip to the lady’s room, just to let them know they are on your mind, even when you are away. But putting your nose in your phone or iPad all day or all night you are with your Gem may breed nothing but contempt.

Turn it off when it’s couple time, and when it’s time to put your nose back in the phone, your Gem will be one of the first to blow it up.

Going Deep With Cancer

For Cancer, home is where the heart is and the emphasis is on the family. So if Cancer needs to include you in a family function because that’s the only time they have for you, groaning is your surest way to keep your relationship short with Cancer. They always will put their family first, and complaining about that is not an option if you want to keep your Cancer.

Consider it a compliment when Cancer brings you into the fold, it’s a sure sign they have an eye on you for good. And, if they need to postpone because they are with the family, being understanding and supportive and having your own life while they do so will ensure that your Cancer is thinking of you the whole time you are apart.

Hot Love With Leo

When dating a Leo you have to keep in mind that their roar is pretty much just that, a roar. Rarely will you see a Leo truly angry, but they do like to talk a good talk and a big one at that. Stroke their egos and enjoy every last delicious second they spend on you but don’t think their ego is all they bring to the table or your Leo will stalk off.

Underneath that confident and adventurous date of yours is a person who is much less sure of themselves than they let on. Inside is a little kitten that needs attention and assurance from the one they want to care about. Acknowledging that part of your Leo will stoke the fires for some time to come.

Virgo Love & Stuff

Virgo has the tendency to be on the picky side of things, and so if there is anyone that is easy to turn off it will be them. But you can use this information to your advantage in love. Ask your Virgo to make a list of their favorite things to do or their favorite fantasies.

Virgo’s love lists! They also hate clutter, so clean up a bit before you ask them over for dinner. Unlike Cancer (who will check) you can hide dishes in your stove without Virgo noticing, they just like clean lines and empty clutter-free space. They know you have stuff and don’t care where you put it, they just don’t want to see it.

Libra Love & Beauty

As the Cardinal Air Sign ruled by Venus, Libra is very easy to please in love, especially when you know how to find your way into their heart. The best thing about Libra is just how flexible they are, they are all about harmony and balance, and are lovers, not fighters. So fighting with your Libra lover is a big no-no unless you are geared to send them in the opposite direction from you. Instead, talk and think it out together.

Cater to the Venus side of Libra which is very sexy and very sensual. One thing Libras love in their friends and partners are people with wild imaginations. Even if you never act any of them out, talk them up, and your Libra will be at your side for literally hours, or even longer if you want them to be. Looking good is loved by Libra, but spending hours to get there is not. So, find an easy, maintenance-free way to your fabulous this summer if it includes a Libra, and expect a lot of spontaneous fun to result.

Deep & Passionate With Scorpio

Scorpio gets a bit of a bad rap when it comes to love, when all of their lovers need to realize is that more is more for Scorpio.

By more we mean more real, more truth, and as much more passion as you want to give your Scorpio lover. Scorpio is the zodiac detective, and although they seem mysterious and scary to you, all they are doing is trying to get to the bottom of your case file. Don’t fib to your Scorpio because as the zodiac detective they are also the truth seekers of the bunch, and have an internal intuition that screams they are presented with a fib.

Talk with Scorpio is anything but cheap, pile on all of the analytic and deep conversations that you want. Just don’t fake it, or you will annoy your Scorpio’s senses and sensibilities, and offend their intelligence as well. If you bring it real though, you will soon find out exactly why many consider this to be the sexiest sign of them all.

Sagittarius & Fancy-Free Loving

When it comes to having fun with a Sagittarius, don’t stick to one agenda. Sag lovers have an inner sense of adventure that is almost unmatched in the zodiac, and playing up to that is a must if you want them sticking around. The very word “routine” will send them running and packing, as will rules.

Sag likes things differently, so when trying to court them (or just spend some quality time) think of new and exciting activities to do. You sag love will get tired of movies and walking the same path, quickly. While this may feel high-magnificence, Sagittarians are the lowest maintenance lover you can find – they want hot loving and independence.

Capricorn & Commitment

As the confident, committed, Cardinal Earth Sign, most everyone that wants a relationship loves dating a Capricorn. You will never be kept guessing where you stand with them, unless you are asking them every 5 minutes. Capricorn lovers need to lead the way in, well everything they do, so if you are taking charge with them and trying to direct the relationship, they will give up on you.

Consider the fact that if you have had 3 or more dates with them, and they have started to become or suggest intimacy, they are considering you for the long haul. Cap doesn’t put energy where they don’t think it will work or be successful, so if they are spending time on you, that is your cue that they are in it to win it with you. If they aren’t, that’s when you can start putting on the brakes and looking elsewhere.

Aquarius Love & Action

An Aquarius is often the easiest to date, because simple random acts of kindness, or dates and adventures in group and intellectual settings, will be the ways to their heart for good. What Aquarius doesn’t like? Judgemental and critical people, mean people, and people that get a rise out of making fun of others. Thoughtfulness will far with your Aquarius, bring a cup of coffee when you are picking them up for the beach and they will be oh so touched. Leave a sweet note tucked into their visor in the morning so that it falls into their lap on their way to work.

These little things will be all you need to keep your Aquarius lover near. Stuck on a date idea, or want the right tip to move things along with Aquarius? Plan a date at a non-profit group or charity, and doing something good for others will be a bonding experience for both of you, and one that your Aquarius will certainly thank you for. And, speaking of tips, tip well when you are around your Aquarius and they will definitely notice. How well you do for others is one thing your Aquarius is looking for.

Loving & Dreaming With a Pisces

When it comes to dating a Pisces, the first thing you need to remember is just how sensitive they are. Really sensitive. This is the zodiac sign that will hide the second they think their feelings might get hurt, which means, long before they actually do! Pisces lovers are known for retreating to protect themselves from this pain, and it is often all pain that is in their heads. Not to knock Pisces, as a Water Sign ruled by Neptune, they have a dreamy and intuitive side to them that soaks up the angst of the world like a sponge.

So, as much as it feels to you like their pain is in their head, it’s not, it’s real, they just don’t often know whose pain they are feeling in that moment. Anything that will make Pisces feel self-conscious or more vulnerable to pain will send them running back to their cave. So always make your Pisces feel like the one that rocks your world.

Related Article: How to Seduce Each Zodiac Sign: Tips & Turn Ons

How to Attract Your Soulmate This Summer

Have you found your soulmate yet? Or are you hoping to reconnect with someone that you think might be this summer? If things in love haven’t been going your way this year, fret not, the summer has just begun (you may even connect with your twin flame). It’s never too late to meet or reconnect with the one that Universe has destined for you. And, if you want a few extra tips up your sleeve while you are working your magic to bring them back to you, we’ve got them right here!

No matter what zodiac sign you are, here are 5 very easy ways that you can attract that soulmate or bring them back into your life.

1. Believe in love.

It sounds a little cliché for some people, that simply believing in love is all you need to make it happen. But it’s the truth! Believing that your soul mate exists is actually step number one in attracting them. When you believe, it creates an intention with Universe, and sets you on the right path to getting the love you want. If you are reading this, then you already have accomplished this one easy step, or are very close to it. You already believe your soul mate exists, so what’s next? Attracting them!

Easiest for: The Water Signs who believe everything from the plants in their garden to the letters in their mail box have the potential for love. Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio believe in love better than anyone else, you guys have this step in the bag!

Hardest on: The Air Signs who need to think everything through. Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are rational and logical folks, and we love them for it. But they see one bad thing going on and think everything is doomed. It’s not! Believe in the power of love sweet Air Signs, and the wind will blow it your way. You will never have that relationship as long as you believe that it does not exist. Period!

2. Clean up your past.

This is the lesson of forgiveness that we all must learn before we open up new love. You need to dig deep for this one. You likely don’t need to ask your Self what your wounds are, you know what is hurting you. You know what hurt you in the past. Are you clinging to that rejection and bitterness? Then your soul mate can feel that wherever they are and they will keep their distance until you figure that one out.

Lose your baggage by simply…letting it go. Ask Universe to take it from you, and really mean it. By so doing, you open up the space in your heart that your destined one is desperately hoping to fill.

Easiest for: Air Signs, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. In this situation, logic prevails. The Air Signs know how to cut to the chase better than anyone, and they see no purpose in hanging on to the past. We can learn from these signs, by doing the same.

Hardest on: Water Signs. Where believing in love is easy for the Water signs, letting go of the past, not so much. Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer, wear their hearts on their sleeves and show off their wounds as often as they can. How is that working out for you? Not so well if you are still waiting for your soul mate. Cut that pain out, and you will find miracles.

3. Practice Self-love, Raise your vibrations.

We speak of vibrations frequently here, and you have probably heard me discuss them in our talks on how to increase your intuition. You can do this in love too. The Universe and all of the destiny that awaits you is on a higher vibration. That doesn’t mean you can’t access it, only that you need to work a bit to get to that point. You do that by connecting with the Divine, the Universe, and setting that intention regularly.

Believing is one step, forgiving others the next, now you can take some practical experiences and put those beliefs and forgiveness to work. Get in the garden and play with Mother Nature, practice random acts of kindness, meditate or pray, whatever you need to do to get in touch with your Self, and the Universe will raise your vibrations.

Easiest for: Fixed Signs. Scorpio who loves to talk with the angels, Taurus who loves to get in the garden, Aquarius, and Leo who likes to play, play, play. These simple acts will raise your vibrations and get you closer to the Divine more than any other act will. Being in the garden gets your hands in the soil of your destiny, so does talking to angels, and injecting the spirit of play into your life. All of these things will work, so do what tehse signs do and raise those vibrations. The closer you are to the Divine, the sooner Universe will send you your soul mate.

Hardest on: Mutable Signs, Pisces, Gemini, Sagittarius, and Virgo. These folks are always flitting from one thing to the next hoping it is their next big love. This prevents you from raising your vibration because you aren’t focused. Universe wants you committed to one thing, mostly your Self, to find your soul mate. Commit to one act daily to raise those vibrations, and you will be happily surprised by the results.

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4. The power of visualization.

You can call this the Law of Attraction, you can call it whatever you want. But the truth is, visualization works, and it is very, very powerful. This can be difficult if you are suffering from a breakup or haven’t cleaned up your old baggage and past pain. That’s why this step is so important. You can’t visualize your soul mate if you are too busy thinking about how much they or someone else hurt you. So let that stuff go, and start getting dreamy again. Ask Universe to send you the dreams of your soul mate every night, and start mentally picturing that special someone just a little bit every day. You will be happily surprised by the results.

Easiest on: The Cardinal Signs, Aries, Capricorn, Libra, and Cancer. You guys are born leaders, and you visualize success wherever you go and in whatever you do. Once you set your mind on something or someone, you don’t stop until you get it. You know how the power of visualization works, because you experience it every day! Now, put that action to work in love.

Hardest on: The Fixed Signs, Aquarius, Scorpio, Leo, and Taurus. This is particularly hard on you guys if you are obsessed with someone who is NOT your soul mate. And many of you are whether you want to admit it or not! Hey, you’re human, nothing wrong with thinking about someone else. But for soul mate love, you need to stop being human, for just a few minutes a day, and let the Universe take control. Again we go back to letting go of past pain, let it go, let it go, let it go. If you are stuck in a cycle of anger because someone in your life hurt you, you will not be able to visualize that amazing one Universe has planned. So, start visualizing and watch the miracles manifest.

5. Enjoy your life.

Ever heard someone tell you that they met their soul mate when they least expected it? That is always the way. That’s because the Universe knows you have completed all of the above 4 steps, and knows you are ready. You can’t enjoy your life if you are fixated on someone else that has hurt you or isn’t coming back. You can’t enjoy your life if you don’t believe in love. And you can’t enjoy your life if your vibrations are in the gutter.

So, let it all go, and begin enjoying your life and believing that the Universe has something wonderful planned for you. When you do, your soul mate is right around the corner. Promise!

Easiest for: The Mutable Signs, Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces, and Virgo, who are all about simply relishing in the beautiful things that life has to offer. They are always having fun, so do what they do!

Hardest on: Capricorn, Scorpio, and Aquarius, who are all very busy fixated on something else, work, past love and broken hearts, or rational logic that doesn’t fit into the equation of love. I get that it is hard to have fun if you are sad about past pain, but the law of the Universe is that being sad about past pain will be your only mission in life if you don’t let it go. That’s why it is so important for you guys to really and truly just…have fun once in a while! When you do, your vibration raises immediately, and that will attract all of the infinite and unconditional love you truly want in your life.

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5 Tips for Summer Love

1. Be specific, and be clear.

The planets are smiling upon love but also causing some frustrating roadblocks, everything is going to feel confused and delayed. You will find yourself asking yourself or your significant other, what did you mean by that? They will be asking you as well. So keep your communication simple, and that keeps it clear. Be prepared for questions, and answer them honestly. Just be specific, and set those clear intentions.

2. Make sure you are having a true conversation

Ever hear someone say, “Sometimes I just feel like you are waiting for me to finish talking so you can get your own points in. Are you even hearing me right now?” Or, have you said that to someone else? Happens all the time in romantic conversations. Our own agendas drive us, and this affects our communication skills.

So, let those agendas out the window. Ask your partner, “what do you want?” Have a real conversation and don’t be afraid of the answer.

3. Listen

Try to truly listen. As hard as you are working at being honest, setting those intentions, all of that hard work will not pay off if you are the only one talking in this conversation.

Try not to read between any lines, but rather, take into consideration everything that is being said.

4. Come from a place of love

It is always important to come from a place of love when we are having love talks. This sounds like such simple common sense, right? But we all forget this. I do too! Our anger and our hurt and our egos get in the way, and we forget that love is the root of all of that, and lash out at people without meaning to. It’s so easy, and it happens all the time, I am just as guilty as anyone else on this one.

When you put love first and come from that place of love, the rest literally falls into place. Put away the passive-aggressive snipes and if someone else is tossing them your way, don’t let them get away with that. That is not a place of love.

5. Never assume

This should always be your number one rule in communication, whether there is a Mercury Retrograde or not. Just because you know your lover well, does not mean you are inside their head. And, if you are assuming things about them, that means you haven’t communicated with them about what you want, and about what they want. And that’s not fair to them, it’s not fair to you. Maybe your assumptions are correct? And maybe they aren’t.

Lead With Love

Even though the question of whether this is real romance or just a summer fling doesn’t have a definite answer, please don’t put off exploring where things lead. Everything can teach you something about what you want out of romance!

Just make sure that you’re intentions are pure. In the Summer heat and hazy lazy days, it’s very easy to get caught up in the moment. We jump in and are so excited that we don’t express what we really want. Treat your partners the way you want to be treated. Be open.

If it’s just a fling, say so with love. If you’re wondering if it’s just a fling, ask with love. If you want a change in a relationship, handle it the way you want to be treated.

Related Article: Fire & Desire: Exploring Venus Through Your Birth Chart

* Editor’s note: This article was previously published May 23rd, 2019 and has been updated for astrological accuracy.

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The Tarot Court Cards are often considered some of the most difficult cards in the Tarot deck to interpret, though this is usually because it can be tricky to discern whether the card represents a person, energy or situation. This is why Court Cards often require the use of intuitive reading more than any other cards.

But there are ways to understand the Court Cards a better and get to know them like you would real people in your life! Read on to find out how.

What are the Court Cards in Tarot?

The Court Cards of the Tarot refer to any card in the Minor Arcana containing a human figure.

In traditional Tarot decks, the Court Cards are Kings, Queens, Knights, and Pages – all members of a royal ‘court,’ where the name comes from.

The Difference Between Kings, Queens, Knights & Pages

It can be helpful to look at the Kings, Queens, Knights, and Pages as a traditional family unit.

Let’s imagine this family want to build a house.

The King is the head of the family – he has mastered full control over his element. His ideas motivate everyone to get involved and he inspires everyone around him. It is the King who woke up one day and, after much careful consideration, decided it is time to build that house. He thinks of the blueprints, where the house will be, how much it will cost and allocates everyone their own specific role to make this a reality.

The King’s primary role is action.

The Queen is the second head of the family – whereas the King’s power is external and active, the Queen’s power is internal and passive. She is the one who will note down the costs, location and engage in the running of the home to make sure everything is in proper working order.

To best understand the difference between the King and Queen, imagine that they have a child. One day, the child returns home in tears because people have been bullying her. Both the King and Queen will feel the same thing (distress for their child and an urge to protect them) but both will react differently. The King, whose primary motivator is to act, will say, “Right, where are they? Let me get my hands on them!” whereas the Queen will – in internal fashion – comfort and cuddle the child, drying their tears.

Let’s take the King and Queen of Pentacles, which represent earthly and physical manifestations.

The King is the sort to run an empire, focus on material wealth so he can provide for his family and has a very determined and driven view in terms of stability. The Queen of Pentacles focuses more on what’s inside that empire – running a home, keeping the garden beautiful, keeping herself in good health. There is a strong introvert/extrovert aspect to the King and Queen.

The Knight is the doer, the wayward son who goes out into the world. He (or she – the Courts can represent any gender) will be the one to collect the tools and supplies for this house, gather the friends who help build it and take an active role in the running of it. The Knight is the immature aspect of the King; both are active, both are doers, but in very different ways. The Knight has not yet mastered his suit and still has many lessons to learn.

Let’s take the King and Knight of Wands in a love/relationship reading. The Knight is known for being a bit of a ‘player’ and sowing his wild oats everywhere he goes. He has a high sex drive and tends to leave a trail of broken hearts along the way. The King, on the other hand, has had his fun and is ready to settle down with the right person. He is far more likely than the Knight to stay faithful.

The Page is like a young child who still views the world in an innocent, naïve way. The Page will watch his parents and older brother prepare the new house and learn from them. They will also run errands and send messages (Pages are strongly linked to messages in the Tarot). Pages are learning.

Let’s take the Page of Swords and how it may differ to, for example, the King of Swords. Swords are all about intellect and thought. Both the King and the Page have a natural talent for the verbal and written word; but the Page is still learning how to use his gifts. The King is cool and collected, choosing his words carefully for the benefit of all. The Page is still stumbling around with his words and may come across as insensitive or even boorish.

As an example, let’s imagine both the King and Page have just been asked by the Queen of Swords if they like her new dress:

King: “It is very befitting, dear, though it may benefit a little from a tweak at the bottom to show off your marvellous physique.”

Page: “It makes you look like a jumping jackfruit that’s about to burst open!”

Experience, of course, will turn this Page into a King eventually!

Do Court Cards Represent People or Situations?

Another thing that confuses people is whether Court Cards represent an actual person or a situation. At times like this, intuitive reading is important.

A Page or Knight can represent a message or messenger; a King or Queen could represent situations that encompass the energy of these cards. The best thing to do is ask yourself if the Court represents anyone you know and look to surrounding cards to see if it makes sense.

Back in the day, before there were things such as planes, trains and other forms of transport, Court Cards were given certain characteristics. For example, the Queen of Cups was a woman between the ages of 20-35 with blonde hair, blue eyes and a slim build. Such descriptions don’t apply so much today. Remember, back then the population was scarce and there were only about two hundred people who lived in the village; a woman fitting that description may have only made up about five women, so it wasn’t too hard to see who the card was referring to.

If a card comes up representing a situation then the spread may be telling you that you need to harness the qualities of this card or it represents a situation you are in/going into. Let’s take the Knight of Cups. The cards could be telling you that you need to become like the Knight of Cups – creative, imaginative, romantic, sensitive – or it could be telling you that a Knight of Cups situation is on the way. In the physical sense, this could mean a situation which requires you to use your imagination or that a new romantic situation is on the horizon and life is about to get a whole lot dreamier!

And, of course, the Knight of Cups can represent another person. It could be a known admirer or an upcoming one. A new love interest; or someone who brings out your creative side.

Concluding Thoughts…

The Tarot, in general, requires a combination of intuition and knowledge of Tarot card meanings. Don’t be frightened by the Court Cards of the Tarot; whether they represent a person, situation or energy that requires harnessing is up to you, the reader, to determine.

Hopefully, the pointers above can help make this a little easier next time you pull from the Courts! And remember, you can always practice interpreting Tarot spreads – with or without the Court Cards – using our free online Tarot readings.

Related Article: Can Tarot Cards Be Wrong?

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It’s officially Summertime! And now that means we are all looking for a little bit of love, sweet love.

We all want it no matter what our relationship status is. Who doesn’t want to be in love in the Summertime? There are so many things to do during the long sunny days and the warm moonlit nights. You’ve met someone, things are progressing nicely; but is it real romance or just a summer fling?

The Moon transits this Summer are going to guide you towards the changes in your relationships that you need. Do you want it to last? Or are you just looking for a May to December romance?

There is no wrong answer. But if you are wondering what the state of your Summer loving is, we are going to help you figure that out today. So let’s get to it.

Are You Single or Attached?

Love is in the air for all, whether you are flying solo or in it for the long haul.

For the Couples

For a start, things look pretty pleasant. Others will warm to this and perhaps reciprocate too. There’s an overall positive mood — and that’s a good thing for some summer frolicking! But under eclipses, big changes are coming. And change always causes stress, even when they are good changes.

Expect July to make some changes in your romantic outlook. Have fun with each other. These could be good changes like an engagement, wedding, or just moving in. Or you may just be making a fresh new commitment to each other in some exciting way. Have fun with these, and thank the Universe for the blessings that come your way when the Moon sends you all of the information you need to enjoy love.

This is a great period to stretch yourself socially, even though you may not want to. It’s quite possible that you want to stay closer to home, and if you’re already making doe-eyes at your beloved and your partner is just as content as you are to stay between the sheets, then go for it — this is an awesome time for romance.

Creativity is strong, also. This can be anything from a new art project to some form of self-expression. If you and your partner are trying for a child, this may just be the time that you conceive!

For the Single Folk

But what if you’re single?

These lunar transits are good for those who are still looking for that special summer someone, too. Do new things with new people. Stretch yourself socially, especially when it comes to places or activities that promote love, peace, and harmony. Art galleries, museums, and other venues are ideal — who doesn’t like an open-air concert on a warm summer’s evening?

Summer Full Moon’s connected with the Sun in Gemini, Cancer, Leo, and Virgo are going to help you close a chapter and take the lead. It will also help you to make a big change. It would be nice to have someone to spend it on, wouldn’t it?

Discover the Best Way to Cool off, Based on Your Zodiac Sign here.

Look for Love in The Zodiac

When we use astrology to our advantage, we can make the most of our summertime to find whatever love matches we desire.

Aries Summer Lovin’

If you are dating an Aries, or want to take love to the next level with them, leave your “tired” complaints at home, even if you are. Aries is driven by energy, enthusiasm, fire, and excitement. They will get bored very fast if you show up on a date with them and start complaining.

Unless your Aries lover has kept you up all night, and they will if you want them to, “I’m exhausted” is the last thing they want to hear. Take a nap before your date with Aries if you are that tired, but never, ever let them see you sleepy. Unless they’re joining you.

Getting Cozy With Taurus

Your Taurus date WILL like the details of your day, but they don’t need or want, a play by play. This will bore them into the ground. Stay away from tedious minutia when you are talking it up with your Taurus, unless that minutia is all about them. With the Bull, less is most definitely more. All you need to remember is that they are ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, and use that energy and potential to your advantage when playing with your Taurus lover.

Get luxurious, focus on sexy, sensual fabrics and textiles, bling, glitter, feathers, you name it. Whatever will make their eyes widen under Venus. Going on, and on about the 448 message text convo with a bestie is going to have your Taurus wandering.

Gemini Lovin’ & Learnin’

Geminis are a bunch that loves their gadgets, their iPads, their cell phones, their emails, their text messages, their skype conversations, their everything that has to do with the digital world that is ruled by their planet Mercury. They just don’t like it when their date is all up in their gadgets on a fun date or activity.

Gemini tends to be a bit paranoid when it comes to love, and if you are checking your cell phone every five minutes, they will be wondering who you are talking to. If you must, send them a saucy text when you make the trip to the lady’s room, just to let them know they are on your mind, even when you are away. But putting your nose in your phone or iPad all day or all night you are with your Gem may breed nothing but contempt.

Turn it off when it’s couple time, and when it’s time to put your nose back in the phone, your Gem will be one of the first to blow it up.

Going Deep With Cancer

For Cancer, home is where the heart is and the emphasis is on the family. So if Cancer needs to include you in a family function because that’s the only time they have for you, groaning is your surest way to keep your relationship short with Cancer. They always will put their family first, and complaining about that is not an option if you want to keep your Cancer.

Consider it a compliment when Cancer brings you into the fold, it’s a sure sign they have an eye on you for good. And, if they need to postpone because they are with the family, being understanding and supportive and having your own life while they do so will ensure that your Cancer is thinking of you the whole time you are apart.

Hot Love With Leo

When dating a Leo you have to keep in mind that their roar is pretty much just that, a roar. Rarely will you see a Leo truly angry, but they do like to talk a good talk and a big one at that. Stroke their egos and enjoy every last delicious second they spend on you but don’t think their ego is all they bring to the table or your Leo will stalk off.

Underneath that confident and adventurous date of yours is a person who is much less sure of themselves than they let on. Inside is a little kitten that needs attention and assurance from the one they want to care about. Acknowledging that part of your Leo will stoke the fires for some time to come.

Virgo Love & Stuff

Virgo has the tendency to be on the picky side of things, and so if there is anyone that is easy to turn off it will be them. But you can use this information to your advantage in love. Ask your Virgo to make a list of their favorite things to do or their favorite fantasies.

Virgo’s love lists! They also hate clutter, so clean up a bit before you ask them over for dinner. Unlike Cancer (who will check) you can hide dishes in your stove without Virgo noticing, they just like clean lines and empty clutter-free space. They know you have stuff and don’t care where you put it, they just don’t want to see it.

Libra Love & Beauty

As the Cardinal Air Sign ruled by Venus, Libra is very easy to please in love, especially when you know how to find your way into their heart. The best thing about Libra is just how flexible they are, they are all about harmony and balance, and are lovers, not fighters. So fighting with your Libra lover is a big no-no unless you are geared to send them in the opposite direction from you. Instead, talk and think it out together.

Cater to the Venus side of Libra which is very sexy and very sensual. One thing Libras love in their friends and partners are people with wild imaginations. Even if you never act any of them out, talk them up, and your Libra will be at your side for literally hours, or even longer if you want them to be. Looking good is loved by Libra, but spending hours to get there is not. So, find an easy, maintenance-free way to your fabulous this summer if it includes a Libra, and expect a lot of spontaneous fun to result.

Deep & Passionate With Scorpio

Scorpio gets a bit of a bad rap when it comes to love, when all of their lovers need to realize is that more is more for Scorpio.

By more we mean more real, more truth, and as much more passion as you want to give your Scorpio lover. Scorpio is the zodiac detective, and although they seem mysterious and scary to you, all they are doing is trying to get to the bottom of your case file. Don’t fib to your Scorpio because as the zodiac detective they are also the truth seekers of the bunch, and have an internal intuition that screams they are presented with a fib.

Talk with Scorpio is anything but cheap, pile on all of the analytic and deep conversations that you want. Just don’t fake it, or you will annoy your Scorpio’s senses and sensibilities, and offend their intelligence as well. If you bring it real though, you will soon find out exactly why many consider this to be the sexiest sign of them all.

Sagittarius & Fancy-Free Loving

When it comes to having fun with a Sagittarius, don’t stick to one agenda. Sag lovers have an inner sense of adventure that is almost unmatched in the zodiac, and playing up to that is a must if you want them sticking around. The very word “routine” will send them running and packing, as will rules.

Sag likes things differently, so when trying to court them (or just spend some quality time) think of new and exciting activities to do. You sag love will get tired of movies and walking the same path, quickly. While this may feel high-magnificence, Sagittarians are the lowest maintenance lover you can find – they want hot loving and independence.

Capricorn & Commitment

As the confident, committed, Cardinal Earth Sign, most everyone that wants a relationship loves dating a Capricorn. You will never be kept guessing where you stand with them, unless you are asking them every 5 minutes. Capricorn lovers need to lead the way in, well everything they do, so if you are taking charge with them and trying to direct the relationship, they will give up on you.

Consider the fact that if you have had 3 or more dates with them, and they have started to become or suggest intimacy, they are considering you for the long haul. Cap doesn’t put energy where they don’t think it will work or be successful, so if they are spending time on you, that is your cue that they are in it to win it with you. If they aren’t, that’s when you can start putting on the brakes and looking elsewhere.

Aquarius Love & Action

An Aquarius is often the easiest to date, because simple random acts of kindness, or dates and adventures in group and intellectual settings, will be the ways to their heart for good. What Aquarius doesn’t like? Judgemental and critical people, mean people, and people that get a rise out of making fun of others. Thoughtfulness will far with your Aquarius, bring a cup of coffee when you are picking them up for the beach and they will be oh so touched. Leave a sweet note tucked into their visor in the morning so that it falls into their lap on their way to work.

These little things will be all you need to keep your Aquarius lover near. Stuck on a date idea, or want the right tip to move things along with Aquarius? Plan a date at a non-profit group or charity, and doing something good for others will be a bonding experience for both of you, and one that your Aquarius will certainly thank you for. And, speaking of tips, tip well when you are around your Aquarius and they will definitely notice. How well you do for others is one thing your Aquarius is looking for.

Loving & Dreaming With a Pisces

When it comes to dating a Pisces, the first thing you need to remember is just how sensitive they are. Really sensitive. This is the zodiac sign that will hide the second they think their feelings might get hurt, which means, long before they actually do! Pisces lovers are known for retreating to protect themselves from this pain, and it is often all pain that is in their heads. Not to knock Pisces, as a Water Sign ruled by Neptune, they have a dreamy and intuitive side to them that soaks up the angst of the world like a sponge.

So, as much as it feels to you like their pain is in their head, it’s not, it’s real, they just don’t often know whose pain they are feeling in that moment. Anything that will make Pisces feel self-conscious or more vulnerable to pain will send them running back to their cave. So always make your Pisces feel like the one that rocks your world.

Related Article: How to Seduce Each Zodiac Sign: Tips & Turn Ons

How to Attract Your Soulmate This Summer

Have you found your soulmate yet? Or are you hoping to reconnect with someone that you think might be this summer? If things in love haven’t been going your way this year, fret not, the summer has just begun (you may even connect with your twin flame). It’s never too late to meet or reconnect with the one that Universe has destined for you. And, if you want a few extra tips up your sleeve while you are working your magic to bring them back to you, we’ve got them right here!

No matter what zodiac sign you are, here are 5 very easy ways that you can attract that soulmate or bring them back into your life.

1. Believe in love.

It sounds a little cliché for some people, that simply believing in love is all you need to make it happen. But it’s the truth! Believing that your soul mate exists is actually step number one in attracting them. When you believe, it creates an intention with Universe, and sets you on the right path to getting the love you want. If you are reading this, then you already have accomplished this one easy step, or are very close to it. You already believe your soul mate exists, so what’s next? Attracting them!

Easiest for: The Water Signs who believe everything from the plants in their garden to the letters in their mail box have the potential for love. Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio believe in love better than anyone else, you guys have this step in the bag!

Hardest on: The Air Signs who need to think everything through. Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are rational and logical folks, and we love them for it. But they see one bad thing going on and think everything is doomed. It’s not! Believe in the power of love sweet Air Signs, and the wind will blow it your way. You will never have that relationship as long as you believe that it does not exist. Period!

2. Clean up your past.

This is the lesson of forgiveness that we all must learn before we open up new love. You need to dig deep for this one. You likely don’t need to ask your Self what your wounds are, you know what is hurting you. You know what hurt you in the past. Are you clinging to that rejection and bitterness? Then your soul mate can feel that wherever they are and they will keep their distance until you figure that one out.

Lose your baggage by simply…letting it go. Ask Universe to take it from you, and really mean it. By so doing, you open up the space in your heart that your destined one is desperately hoping to fill.

Easiest for: Air Signs, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. In this situation, logic prevails. The Air Signs know how to cut to the chase better than anyone, and they see no purpose in hanging on to the past. We can learn from these signs, by doing the same.

Hardest on: Water Signs. Where believing in love is easy for the Water signs, letting go of the past, not so much. Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer, wear their hearts on their sleeves and show off their wounds as often as they can. How is that working out for you? Not so well if you are still waiting for your soul mate. Cut that pain out, and you will find miracles.

3. Practice Self-love, Raise your vibrations.

We speak of vibrations frequently here, and you have probably heard me discuss them in our talks on how to increase your intuition. You can do this in love too. The Universe and all of the destiny that awaits you is on a higher vibration. That doesn’t mean you can’t access it, only that you need to work a bit to get to that point. You do that by connecting with the Divine, the Universe, and setting that intention regularly.

Believing is one step, forgiving others the next, now you can take some practical experiences and put those beliefs and forgiveness to work. Get in the garden and play with Mother Nature, practice random acts of kindness, meditate or pray, whatever you need to do to get in touch with your Self, and the Universe will raise your vibrations.

Easiest for: Fixed Signs. Scorpio who loves to talk with the angels, Taurus who loves to get in the garden, Aquarius, and Leo who likes to play, play, play. These simple acts will raise your vibrations and get you closer to the Divine more than any other act will. Being in the garden gets your hands in the soil of your destiny, so does talking to angels, and injecting the spirit of play into your life. All of these things will work, so do what tehse signs do and raise those vibrations. The closer you are to the Divine, the sooner Universe will send you your soul mate.

Hardest on: Mutable Signs, Pisces, Gemini, Sagittarius, and Virgo. These folks are always flitting from one thing to the next hoping it is their next big love. This prevents you from raising your vibration because you aren’t focused. Universe wants you committed to one thing, mostly your Self, to find your soul mate. Commit to one act daily to raise those vibrations, and you will be happily surprised by the results.

Want to find your soulmate? Learn more about getting a synastry chart reading.

4. The power of visualization.

You can call this the Law of Attraction, you can call it whatever you want. But the truth is, visualization works, and it is very, very powerful. This can be difficult if you are suffering from a breakup or haven’t cleaned up your old baggage and past pain. That’s why this step is so important. You can’t visualize your soul mate if you are too busy thinking about how much they or someone else hurt you. So let that stuff go, and start getting dreamy again. Ask Universe to send you the dreams of your soul mate every night, and start mentally picturing that special someone just a little bit every day. You will be happily surprised by the results.

Easiest on: The Cardinal Signs, Aries, Capricorn, Libra, and Cancer. You guys are born leaders, and you visualize success wherever you go and in whatever you do. Once you set your mind on something or someone, you don’t stop until you get it. You know how the power of visualization works, because you experience it every day! Now, put that action to work in love.

Hardest on: The Fixed Signs, Aquarius, Scorpio, Leo, and Taurus. This is particularly hard on you guys if you are obsessed with someone who is NOT your soul mate. And many of you are whether you want to admit it or not! Hey, you’re human, nothing wrong with thinking about someone else. But for soul mate love, you need to stop being human, for just a few minutes a day, and let the Universe take control. Again we go back to letting go of past pain, let it go, let it go, let it go. If you are stuck in a cycle of anger because someone in your life hurt you, you will not be able to visualize that amazing one Universe has planned. So, start visualizing and watch the miracles manifest.

5. Enjoy your life.

Ever heard someone tell you that they met their soul mate when they least expected it? That is always the way. That’s because the Universe knows you have completed all of the above 4 steps, and knows you are ready. You can’t enjoy your life if you are fixated on someone else that has hurt you or isn’t coming back. You can’t enjoy your life if you don’t believe in love. And you can’t enjoy your life if your vibrations are in the gutter.

So, let it all go, and begin enjoying your life and believing that the Universe has something wonderful planned for you. When you do, your soul mate is right around the corner. Promise!

Easiest for: The Mutable Signs, Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces, and Virgo, who are all about simply relishing in the beautiful things that life has to offer. They are always having fun, so do what they do!

Hardest on: Capricorn, Scorpio, and Aquarius, who are all very busy fixated on something else, work, past love and broken hearts, or rational logic that doesn’t fit into the equation of love. I get that it is hard to have fun if you are sad about past pain, but the law of the Universe is that being sad about past pain will be your only mission in life if you don’t let it go. That’s why it is so important for you guys to really and truly just…have fun once in a while! When you do, your vibration raises immediately, and that will attract all of the infinite and unconditional love you truly want in your life.

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5 Tips for Summer Love

1. Be specific, and be clear.

The planets are smiling upon love but also causing some frustrating roadblocks, everything is going to feel confused and delayed. You will find yourself asking yourself or your significant other, what did you mean by that? They will be asking you as well. So keep your communication simple, and that keeps it clear. Be prepared for questions, and answer them honestly. Just be specific, and set those clear intentions.

2. Make sure you are having a true conversation

Ever hear someone say, “Sometimes I just feel like you are waiting for me to finish talking so you can get your own points in. Are you even hearing me right now?” Or, have you said that to someone else? Happens all the time in romantic conversations. Our own agendas drive us, and this affects our communication skills.

So, let those agendas out the window. Ask your partner, “what do you want?” Have a real conversation and don’t be afraid of the answer.

3. Listen

Try to truly listen. As hard as you are working at being honest, setting those intentions, all of that hard work will not pay off if you are the only one talking in this conversation.

Try not to read between any lines, but rather, take into consideration everything that is being said.

4. Come from a place of love

It is always important to come from a place of love when we are having love talks. This sounds like such simple common sense, right? But we all forget this. I do too! Our anger and our hurt and our egos get in the way, and we forget that love is the root of all of that, and lash out at people without meaning to. It’s so easy, and it happens all the time, I am just as guilty as anyone else on this one.

When you put love first and come from that place of love, the rest literally falls into place. Put away the passive-aggressive snipes and if someone else is tossing them your way, don’t let them get away with that. That is not a place of love.

5. Never assume

This should always be your number one rule in communication, whether there is a Mercury Retrograde or not. Just because you know your lover well, does not mean you are inside their head. And, if you are assuming things about them, that means you haven’t communicated with them about what you want, and about what they want. And that’s not fair to them, it’s not fair to you. Maybe your assumptions are correct? And maybe they aren’t.

Lead With Love

Even though the question of whether this is real romance or just a summer fling doesn’t have a definite answer, please don’t put off exploring where things lead. Everything can teach you something about what you want out of romance!

Just make sure that you’re intentions are pure. In the Summer heat and hazy lazy days, it’s very easy to get caught up in the moment. We jump in and are so excited that we don’t express what we really want. Treat your partners the way you want to be treated. Be open.

If it’s just a fling, say so with love. If you’re wondering if it’s just a fling, ask with love. If you want a change in a relationship, handle it the way you want to be treated.

Related Article: Fire & Desire: Exploring Venus Through Your Birth Chart

* Editor’s note: This article was previously published May 23rd, 2019 and has been updated for astrological accuracy.

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Happy July friends! We are just a few days into it, and hopefully you are deep in the throes of planning a super steamy summer. Of course you have to know we aren’t just referring to the temperatures! Yes they will be climbing, and already are, but we are hoping that there are some serious temperatures climbing in your romantic affairs as well. If not, are you ready for a few clues on how to get them to that point?

We know you are! So we have compiled for you a super special Summer edition of love horoscopes, so that you can increase your temperatures, and hopefully somebody elses as well, in all the ways that your hearts desire. If you can get your summer loving all amped up this month, you will be in for some seriously sexy surprises all year long.

Key Dates for Summer Lovin’ 2014

• On July 12 we see a Full Moon in Capricorn bringing responsibility and commitment into your love lives, but that’s not all.

• July 26 we have the New Moon in lovable, passionate Leo. Amp up the child like play and get as passionate as you want for some sexy new beginnings. Again, that’s not all either.

• On July 17 the planet of luck and happiness also enters Leo, and will stay there all year long!

So, get ready for some fun, and use these sexy love horoscopes to jump start those passionate temperatures all summer long, and into the year as well! Are you ready to turn on the heat? Let’s get to it!

Aries

Dear Aries, your mission if you choose to accept it this July is to begin creating fireworks around July 16. With Jupiter entering your fellow Fire Sign of Leo on the 17th, you have a year of fireworks at your disposal if you do so. You are entering a year where games in love will be paramount, and you want to play by your rules. That’s great, because your partner now or to be will enjoy this immensely. The only catch you need to watch Aries is to watch that ego, or it will bite you in the end. For you, there is always such a thing as too much of a good thing, so pull back the reins if you are going overboard. Otherwise, lead with your fiery passion as you always do, and expect great rewards for some time to come.

Taurus

For you, Taurus, your communication is going to make all of the difference in your Summer loving. You will need to be as real as possible, one of your strong suits. However, being real and being blunt are two different things, bluntness being one of your strong suits as well. So keep the blunt at bay, and your communication in love will thrive. Don’t forget that you are ruled by Venus, and this means that love is most certainly coming your way under the Jupiter in Leo transit. You may find some relationships are put to the test this summer, but not if you are ready to sit down and talk it out with a special someone. And, if verbal agreements are going to be your forte for some sexy summer loving, why not use technology to your advantage and get a little saucy in your communication styles this summer. Be bold, and text away your heart’s desires and your romantic partner will be oh so grateful for it.

Read next: Make your zodiac sign sizzle this spring.

Gemini

July is going to be a little rocky for you in love, Gemini, but only if you keep going with the double talking. It’s time to choose one side of your mouth or the other, and stop worrying about what people think of the other one. Understanding and sweet sexy connections are all possible for you this Summer, but not if you are playing games. It’s okay to be real, and even when you think you may lose someone in the process, being real is exactly what is going to draw yourself closer to them, and them to you. A little bit of your paranoid obsessions may come into play this month, and throughout the summer. This will be dangerous for you if you act on them. So don’t! Your key to happiness dear Gem will be to give to others what you expect in return. So, if you are on the nasty side during one of your paranoid moments, guess what you will get back? If you want love and true sexy summer loving, Gemini, you have to give what you want back. It’s only fair, right?

Cancer

This is your time to shine, Cancer, even though lucky Jupiter is leaving your sign to enjoy some time in Leo. You have had some fun strokes of luck this year, and this energy can trickle into the next if you use it wisely. This is not the month to be retreating into your crabby shell though, or you will confuse someone greatly. Also, you will want to ease back on the intensity, and try, yes try dear Cancer, not to take things too personally. Life is life, and it isn’t always going to go your way, but that doesn’t mean the world is against you. As one of the most secretly sexual signs in the zodiac alignment, you know how to be intimate almost better than anyone. So be real, clear, honest, and upfront about your expectations, without being crabby and demanding, and your wish is literally everyone else’s command. If you can manage this, expect a complete revolution in your love affairs.

Leo

If you are looking for some summer loving, Leo, you will need to clean up the karma you have built up this year with Jupiter in Cancer. And you will have to do so by the time Jupiter enters your sign on the 17th. If someone has been waiting to hear from you, or waiting for a commitment, or, just, waiting as you like to leave people hanging, then now is the time to restore that karmic balance. You don’t need to have a ring in your hand to do so, you just need to be real with them. That’s all they have been waiting for. When Jupiter moves into your sign this month, if you fail to meet those expectations, the person that you think is going to be waiting around for you, may well be moving on to their own Jupiter fun. This is not the time to play on your insecurities, and definitely the time to bring out that inner lion. If you are truly looking for the best love life possible, your good old fashioned values are the way to do so. Once you do, the world will literally be your romantic oyster for a good long time. Do enjoy my dear!

Virgo

Your group activities are going to take precedence in the first half of July, Virgo, and this will bode well for you if you are looking for love. Time to stop being the Hermit, and put yourself out there. If you are attached, then what you want to do is take your partner with you on your group extravaganzas. It will breathe fresh love and fresh life into that relationship you hold so dearly. The Full Moon in Capricorn on July 12 will be a bonus for you as a fellow Earth Sign, you will need to let go of what you know is holding you back though. Can you handle it? If so, intimacy as well as the space you enjoy so much are both ready and waiting for you. Hang onto the situations where you have the most power, and let go of the ones that no longer serve you. When you do, you will be most pleasantly surprised by the sexy results coming your way.

Libra

You are going to be very focused on your career this month, dear Libra, but don’t let that hold you back from making all of the intimate and sexy wishes that you want. You also are ruled by Venus which means you can always have whatever love you want, if you play your cards right. The first two weeks in July are going to be work, work, work, and if you are single, those long hours burning the midnight oil may be shared with someone very sexy. Mars will be leaving your sign on July 26, and we are seeing some North Node in Libra action this summer as well. That means, your destiny is literally awaiting you, but you will need to think less, and feel more. Are you ready for that challenge, Libra? If so, both Venus and Mars will thank you come July 26, and you can expect some very sexy surprises coming your way.

Scorpio

Oh dear, Scorpio, the past couple of years have been a bit of a challenge for you when it comes to love, no? One minute you are up, way up, and the next you are down, way, way down. That’s because a middle ground in love for you is not possible, and it is this intensity that brings you the most satisfaction in love. But, it does get a little bit much sometime. And this Summer, your mission if you choose to accept it is to sit back and let the universe take control. You do believe in that my intuitive friend, but acting on it is a different thing. As the fixed Water Sign, you want what you want and you want it now, and a maybe from the universe is never enough. You will have to let that go, and accept that the universe is in charge. When Jupiter enters Leo on July 17, you can expect some good news from a fellow Fixed Sign Leo if that’s what you have been waiting for. Or, you can expect some good news period in the way of love. But only if you are willing to let the universe do the work for a change. Can you let go to accept some sexy love Scorp? As the sexiest and most passionate sign, you will have to if you want those needs attended to. And we know you do! When Mars enters your sign on July 26, an opportunity that only comes along once every 12 years, you definitely want to use it wisely.

Sagittarius

The fire signs are expected to have a very exciting summer when it comes to some sexy, summer loving my dear Sagittarius. And of course this includes you! If things are slow in the beginning of July, fret not. By the time that Jupiter enters Leo on the 17th, the planet of luck and happiness is going to wave its magic wand all over your romantic affairs. You will no doubt have a very sexy summer, but will it be a committed one? That is often the challenge before you, and games are not in your best interest in love. Expect a lot of “too good to be true” moments to come your way, and enjoy them, they actually aren’t too good to be true. But will they last? Don’t squander any of the gifts and miracles Jupiter sends you way, as Jupiter is also the planet of karmic balance. What you put out, you will receive, so if games are on your agenda, expect some struggles after all of the sexy surprises Jupiter bestows on you. Be as sexy and willing as you want to be, and I know you do, but you also have to be real with your partners. Any pain you cause on others now, will bite you big time in the Fall.

Capricorn

We are seeing the planet that rules you, Saturn, making a station this month dear Capricorn before it moves into Sagittarius. This is excellent news for you, as the break in love that you have been waiting for will return. This won’t mean endings in love for you, unless that is what you need. Instead, it will put the focus on exciting new beginnings. If you are already in a relationship, that partnership will see some revitalization and some sexy boosts. You may feel pushed or prodded by partners for you to settle down, and it’s okay for you to ask for a pause so you can reflect. If you are unsure about any area of love right now, that Full Moon on July 12 in your sign is going to illuminate the answers you are looking for. Spend that day in some meditation and reflection, and when your hunches inspire you to reach out and touch someone, then do. You, and your lucky recipient, will be oh so glad you did.

Aquarius

You are in a place dear Aquarius, where your intimate partnerships are going to be immensely satisfying this Summer. The universe is always beckoning you to explore groups and large social settings, and whether you are single or otherwise, this is the perfect way for you to amp up your summer loving. Do your best to make that inner diva of yours shine. A new haircut, some new summer threads, things like this will make you feel great, and help you out when it comes to putting your best foot forward. Play will be favored for you over long term serious commitments, but that doesn’t mean commitment is off the agenda. It just means that whether you are single or attached, have fun this summer, and your summer will be as sexy as you want it to be. The roots you establish now will be ones that will set the tone over the next year. So enjoy it now, and expect the long term miracles to come your way by the Fall.

Pisces

Jupiter will be moving into your house of health and your house of daily matters, Pisces. This means you can expect luck in these areas over the next year. By attending to these matters as well come July 17, you will also experience great rewards in terms of some sexy, summer loving. This is not the time to cater to your wishy washy side, this is the time to get real and get committed. Whether you are single or attached, the release that comes from sexual enjoyment is actually a health boost for you as well, so don’t be afraid to engage in these activities as often as possible. This is also a great time for you to broach the subject of experimentation with someone, something you have probably been wanting to do for a while. Be subtle though, or you may scare someone off. Also, if you are looking to meet someone, your creative juices are the way to do so. Send someone a sexy story, and see where the plot takes you both. I guarantee, you will enjoy it for some time to come.

What do you think? Do your horoscopes fit? What about those of your partners? How are you going to plan some sexy summer loving this year?

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

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

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

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

What is Meditation?

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

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

Meditation & Astrology

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

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

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

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

What Are the Benefits of Meditation?

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

1. Increased Focus & Cognition

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

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

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

2. Less Stress & Anxiety

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

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

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

3. More Happiness

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

4. Pain Relief

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

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

Have a headache? Try meditating!

5. Improved Memory

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

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

6. Increased Creativity & Compassion

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

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

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

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7. Youthfulness

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

6 Different Types of Meditation

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

1. Guided Meditations

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

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

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

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

2. Chants & Affirmations

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

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

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

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

3. Zen Meditation

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

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

4. Mindfulness & Movement

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

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

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

5. Visualization

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

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

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

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

6. Vipassana

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

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

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

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

The Best Meditation for Your Zodiac Sign

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

Aries

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

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

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

Taurus

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

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

Gemini

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

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

Cancer

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

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

Leo

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

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

Virgo

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

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

Libra

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

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

Scorpio

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

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

Sagittarius

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

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

Capricorn

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

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

Aquarius

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

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

Pisces

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

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

How Will You Use Meditation?

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

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

Related article:How to Use Tarot During Meditation

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From July 23rd to August 22nd, the Sun moves through the outgoing sign of Leo. This Fire sign awakens our passion, shifting our consciousness so our talents can truly shine. This transit is a great time to be in the public eye, to step into a leadership role, or to finally drum up the courage to ask that special person out on a date!

The Sun moves through all 12 zodiac signs in a year, staying in one sign for about 28.5 days. Every time it goes through a different sign, our consciousness is affected by the main themes of that sign. For example, when the Sun is in the friendly and adventurous sign of Sagittarius leading up to Christmas, people are more inclined to go to parties!

With our lovely Leos, the themes point to their qualities of playfulness, their loyalty and their high energy. With the Sun moving out of the introspective and lower key zodiac sign of Cancer, we can rev up our juices again to move to a month of action, of performance and entertainment!

Let’s take a closer look at 3 of the qualities most associated with Leo; Playfulness, Energy, and Loyalty, and how we too can apply their benefits to our own lives!

Want to know more about Sun signs? Read our Ultimate Guide to Sun Signs

What Can We Learn From Leo?

Every sign has their own unique abilities and qualities, but the real beauty of the zodiac is how we need all twelve signs to find a complete picture. Looked at in this way, we can count on each other for inspiration, especially when we need to work on some aspect of ourselves.

What then, can we learn from the friendly sign that is Leo?

Leo is associated with the 5th astrological house of pleasure, Nati, or children. When you have your birth chart read, the sign in your 5th house will speak to the way you choose your leisure and recreational activities and to the things you will find most enjoyable or entertaining.

It also represents children, love, romance, creativity, and self-expression. Leo is associated with all of these traits, so it’s no wonder they are sometimes described as fun-loving and childlike!

Do you know what signs and planets you have in your 5th house? Get a free Birth Chart reading now

Be Playful

For both men and women, people who have a playful personality is usually considered a highly attractive quality. Looking to the lighter side of life can be contagious at work and in relationships, and this is something Leos are great at!

At work, people who have a more playful approach can find success, especially as leaders or part of a team. A whimsical person, for example, likely sees the world in a different light, and can offer alternate and innovative solutions. Intellectual playfulness, whether in your job or relationship, would certainly keep things positive, even reducing stress.

These psychologists have found there are 4 kinds of playful personalities:

  • Other-directed types tend to joke around more with those closest to them.
  • Light-hearted types tend to look at life as a giant game, taking a less serious view of life.
  • Whimsical types are interested in the strange and unusual and are entertained by little, everyday things.
  • Intellectual types can make anything fun and interesting, and enjoy exploring new thoughts and concepts.

Being around these folks can also teach us about resilience, as taking a lighter approach to life can open us up to multiple perspectives and resources when the going gets tough. Being more creative is another benefit, just as our sunny Leo friends know it to be. Looking at the world from multiple angles keeps us open and engaged in our surroundings, easily finding connections.

Embrace High Energy

Fire sign Leo set a frenetic pace, but this doesn’t have to exhaust us! When channeled, it could serve to inspire what we do, especially at work.

People with high levels of energy are often described as more confident than others, and they have the ability to infuse those around them with their positive spirit. It seems to be easier for them to get their work done and stay focused as well; while the rest of us are trying not to fall asleep at 2:30 pm, they’re finishing yet another project, ahead of schedule.

Some of the benefits of having energetic co-workers:

  • They can bump up innovation by being willing and excited to examine new concepts.
  • They may be more likely to see opportunities or mistakes in projects before they are completed.
  • They tend not to be as worried about failing – after all, there are always more possibilities on the horizon and they’re likely to have multiple things on the go.
  • It’s easy for them to get everyone’s attention, which means they can be great leaders, teachers, or facilitators.

Who wouldn’t want a teammate like that? You might want to avoid giving them too much coffee and consider bringing headphones to work if you need some quiet time, but generally, having a cheerful, inspired, wide-eyed boss or peer could definitely make your days go by faster!

Read this next: Career Astrology: Using the 2nd, 6th & 10th Houses

Learn to be Loyal

Another lovely Leo trait is their fierce loyalty. Once you’ve proven yourself to the sign of the lion, you’re in! The word “loyalty” gets thrown around a lot, but do we really grasp its meaning and importance? Not sure if you can claim that quality as your own? Check yourself!

Loyalty is about protecting the privacy and secrets of someone without question, never considering a break in trust. It’s standing up for your friend, lover, family member – when someone rags on them, you are an avid defender, often trying to shine a more positive light on them.

For some of us this comes naturally, but for those who want to learn more, here are some of the benefits of practicing intentional loyalty:

  • Respect will follow when loyalty is proven – proving yourself to be a trusted ally can win the hearts and minds of those around you, especially in close, personal relationships.
  • There may be less chance of betrayal – encouraging openness and trust can make us less concerned with hiding things we’re ashamed of.
  • When you mess up, forgiveness can come more quickly – building a foundation of trust can mean there’s more understanding and less suspicion.
  • Problems in your world may seem smaller and more conquerable when you don’t have to face them alone – building a strong bond multiplies your fortitude!

If loyalty is not something you’ve been good at but would like to learn how to be, take a cue from a Leo in your life and start by keeping one secret. Think about coming clean about past gossip or stories and be willing to show your vulnerability. You might be surprised at how willingly those around you will do the same.

The Upsides of Leo Season

The ability to go after what you want is available to you now. If you’ve been sculpting a plan that involves changing your life, taking a leap and putting yourself out there, now is the time to take action. You’re going to have the power of the Sun backing you because the Sun rules Leo. Your self-esteem will be at its peak during this transit!

A sense of play is the theme under this transit. If you’ve been overly serious, you may not have seen any optimistic options for your career or your love life! Now that you have the charming energy of Leo in the air, you may finally be able to express yourself with more ease, especially in the ways that matter the most.

It’s time to have fun now. Do things that are outside of your comfort zone. Sign up for that class, go on that date, change your hair color, take a step towards that job you always wanted!

The Challenges of Leo Season

There’s nothing to be afraid of, it’s just important to know that sometimes when we are feeling overconfident, we may take on more than we can handle. Be aware of saying yes to too many things. It’s also important that you don’t become arrogant under Leo’s influence. Stay humble, but hold that confidence where you need it so you can make the changes you’ve been dreaming of.

Increased pride will be something to watch out for. If you feel like you’re butting heads with people, it could be the pride of the lion who will rarely admit they don’t know it all. Just don’t be a know-it-all, let other people speak, and don’t become overly obsessed with yourself. People won’t want to be around you if you’re being an egomaniac! Keep that in check and you’ll be able to use this energy to move forward without looking arrogant.

Learning From Leos

Leo season is not the only event happening in the Universe! There are always multiple influences going on at any time. For those who are Leos, and have Leo in their charts, it’s their time to shine, but those of us who embrace and understand how to use their playful, energetic, loyal influence will benefit as well.

Every sign holds qualities we can learn from – maybe that’s why they say opposites attract? Plus, wouldn’t it would be super boring if we were all carbon copies of each other?

This is a good reminder to refer to when you feel frustrated or annoyed with people, at home and at work. Being different can be a magical opportunity to learn from others, but we sometimes have to look past our own egos to fully embrace the lessons of the zodiac!

What’s happening in the Stars right now? Make sure to stay in touch with our Astrology Calendar to keep up!

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There’s one desire in life that seems to be nearly Universal, and that is the desire to finally meet and fall in love with your soul mate. After all, who doesn’t want that cinematic, life-altering romance that we see in the movies?

Who wouldn’t want to meet the one person that complements your soul so completely that your relationship feels like it was written in the stars?

Perhaps you’re waiting to enter into a new relationship until you feel that spark in your spirit that you’ve found the one. Or, maybe you’re in a relationship currently and curious about their soul mate status in your life. And we’ve probably all wondered at one point in time or another whether we have already met our soul mate or not. Was that barista that made your stomach flip with butterflies actually your person?

Today, we’re going to explore the concept of soul mates and give you tips and tricks to determine whether you’ve met your soul mate. And after reading this, you’ll be better prepared to recognize your soul mate if they haven’t entered your life yet.

So, if you’re curious about soul mates and learning how to recognize yours, keep reading to find out which relationships the Universe has chosen just for you!

You can learn more about love through the zodiac signs. Make sure to try out our zodiac love compatibility calculator!

What is a Soul Mate?

Quite frankly, an explanation of soul mates isn’t quite necessary – because it’s a concept that your spirit understands on an instinctual level. Your soul already knows the answer to this question. Unfortunately, we are often too caught up in the thoughts floating around our noggins to pay attention to what our spirits are trying to tell us.

One of the trickier things about soul mates is that you may have more than one in your life.

We tend to think of soul mates as the one person that you’re meant to be with. But the definition of a soul mate looks less like one singular person you’re destined to spend your life with and more like someone who complements your soul on such a deep level that you feel complete when you’re with them.

When we think of a soul mate in those terms, it’s much easier to see how there can exist more than one soul mate in this incarnation of your life – and easier to understand how you may have already met many soul mates in this lifetime.

Many people confuse soul mates and twin flames, but the difference is that your soul mates are the ones you started this journey with during your very first lifetime. Your current astrological chart acts as the blueprint you created for this particular incarnation, including each of your soul mates within the wheel. They not only helped you create this blueprint, but you also helped them carve their own natal chart and map of this life.

A twin flame, on the other hand, is said to be your second half. You existed as one before, and your spirit was separated into two halves. You each have different journeys in this life, and you may be the perfect romantic pair (twin flames often highlight our shadow, and it can feel difficult for us to be near them in some cases). Not everyone has a twin flame, and if you do, you only have one. However, you can have multiple soul mates – and not all of them will be a romantic partner.

You will also want to read: How to Uncover Your Perfect Soul Mate with a Synastry Reading Chart

When Do We Meet Our Soul Mates?

The truth is that you can meet your soul mate (or soul mates) at any time in your life.

You have already been around for many lifetimes and traveled through many incarnations, learning the lessons that help make you who you are today. During the course of these journeys, it’s likely that you’ve already met several soul mates – the people who you seem to know instantly upon meeting.

The trick is learning to recognize them when they cross your path. However, astrology can help you recognize the signs!

How Do You Know?

Understanding how to recognize a soul mate is crucial when trying to determine whether you’ve met them yet or not. And there’s a very good chance that you’ve met at least a couple. You may be hoping that a certain someone in your life is a soul mate – and looking for the signs is the easiest way to find out the truth.

Your Ultimate Soul Mate Checklist

We’ve compiled this checklist to make it easier than ever for you to learn whether or not you’ve currently got a connection with a soul mate in your life. Let’s look at some of the biggest signs that you’ve met your match!

Do You Have a Romantic Connection?

A romantic or sexual attraction may be the first clue that you’ve been with someone very special, with soul mate qualities.

The chemistry, the connection, and the heat that flows between you are among the first signs that a soul mate has entered into your existence. While soul mates don’t always turn into lovers, this special spark is the first clue. True compatibility in love inherently possesses carnal, karmic, tantric, passionate qualities.

Do You Have a Subconscious Connection?

Soul mates tend to share very similar unconscious minds, emotional reactions, and deep empathy for one another’s feelings. If you’ve ever found yourself in the midst of a heated argument with your partner only to feel their own pain, there’s a good chance that your connection exists on a soul-level.

Feeling your soul mate’s pain may seem like a heavy burden to bear, but this emotional exchange also applies to joy and gratitude. When a soul mate partner gets good news, you feel the joy emanating through them as if it were your own. If you can physically and emotionally feel this individual’s vibrations, there’s a good chance that your relationship is meant to be on a cosmic level.

Do You See the Signs?

There’s a difference between a coincidence and synchronicity. While coincidences may be random, there is meaning behind a synchronistic occurrence.

In other words, there are certain circumstantial events that occur in this life that are absolutely related. This explains why one artist working on a certain project on one side of the world may be subconsciously mirroring another artist across the world, working on a very similar project.

Everything is connected.

When you are about to meet a soul mate or are on the path, you may experience certain repetitions or occurrences that seem eerily familiar. You might see that soul mate’s name repeated throughout your day or encounter strange signs with numbers. Perhaps you seem to glance at the clock at 11:11 or 12:34 each day, or maybe a song that reminds you of them keeps playing on the radio.

Learning to recognize and acknowledge these moments – along with expressing your gratitude for these synchronistic gifts – will encourage them to appear more and more in your life. These events prepare you for the initial meeting with your soul mate, allowing you to recognize this union and bring the two of you even closer together.

Are They a Synastry Match?

This is a more complicated aspect of this relationship that may require an experienced astrologer’s advice – someone who can create a relationship synastry report to determine how aligned your separate natal charts are.

However, there are certain astrological connections to look for to determine whether someone is your soul mate or not. For instance, a harmonious connection between your Rising signs is one of the first clues that your relationship is destined to be.

Another aspect that points towards soul mate status is a connection between the Sun and the Moon in your synastry chart. If your Sun is aspecting their Moon harmoniously – or the other way around – you can expect certain karmic energy to flow within this relationship.

Do You Love Yourself?

Sometimes our soul mates come into our lives during a period of loneliness, isolation, or insecurity. And they may leave – and take their time coming back – until we begin to honor, respect, and love ourselves once more. If you’re feeling low or down-and-out, your soul mate may pick up on this sense of unworthiness and feel compelled to give you the space you need to get back into a good place with yourself.

The Universe also senses this, and it paves the way for you to be able to create a more harmonious relationship with yourself – which often means spending some time alone and learning to move on from past heartaches or mistakes. It’s time to forgive not only those who have hurt you but yourself.

Loving yourself unconditionally is a surefire way to open up the doors of your spirit and allow your soul mate to step through.

If you aren’t taking care of yourself and keeping up your faith in yourself, the Universe may determine that it’s not the right time for you to meet your soul mate. After all, you want to be the best version of yourself for them, don’t you?

When you learn to respect and love yourself, that gives your soul mate the opportunity to respect and love you as well. And when they begin to pick up on those vibes of unconditional love, they know that it is a safer time for both parties to allow this union to blossom.

Are You Speaking the Truth?

You’ve probably heard this phrase before: “The truth will set you free.”

When it comes to the Universe, this phrase is key. The Universe requires complete truth from your spirit in order for you to get the love and connection you deserve. If you’ve been playing games with yourself or others, the Universe will recognize that you’re not ready for the depth and the naked truth that comes along with meeting your soul mate.

Don’t get down on yourself if you haven’t been the most authentic, genuine version of yourself in the game of love – we’ve all been there. It can feel very difficult to be open, honest, and vulnerable – sometimes even with ourselves.

But, if you want to attract your soul mate into your life and be able to recognize them once they’re present, it’s crucial that you learn to be honest both with yourself and others – and especially with the energy of the Universe.

Speaking the truth is like an act of unconditional love that both you and those around you deserve. Being honest and being grateful are two factors that mean the most when it comes to meeting your soul mate – and the Universe will recognize these actions and reward them.

Soul Mates Take Work!

While there is an unbreakable bond of unconditional love between yourself and your soul mate, it’s not all a walk in the park. Any relationship takes work, and your relationship with your soul mate might require even more effort than you imagined. In fact, this deep bond that you share may exist to test you and encourage you to evolve in this life – meaning this relationship will include more than its fair share of challenges.

We often allow our human “stuff” – insecurity, fear, anger, resentment – to get in the way of these cosmic connections.

Sometimes these insecurities or fears destroy a relationship, but they always teach us a valuable lesson or two. When you meet your soul mate, you’ll want to be in the best place of confidence and gratitude to truly appreciate this magical union.

You can meet your soul mate, (or soul mates,) anytime and anywhere throughout your life. The important thing is learning to recognize these meetings and pay them the honor and respect that they deserve. A soul mate union may not always be the most smooth-running relationship in your life, but these relationships teach us the most about who we are and why we were put here on the planet.

Learning to recognize your soul mate(s) will help you make the most of your connections in life, even encouraging you to build a better relationship with yourself. And when you understand that you may meet many soul mates in this lifetime, you will begin to pay closer attention to those people with whom you seem to share an instant connection upon meeting.

Keep your eyes open, your heart full, and let your truth flow to begin attracting more soul-mate connections into your life once and for all!

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Well, it’s that time again folks, time for you to look above for all of the energy that you need to take your life to that next level! Have you been waiting for an epic moment this summer to really turn it around? Asked, and answered. We are just a few days away from the next epic event, the fabulous Capricorn Full Moon.

This Full Moon will be in committed Earth Sign Capricorn, which means that if you have been needing someone to lock it down, this may be the very gift you will receive this month.

And with every Full Moon, you know what that means… time for some miracle-making!

Today we are going to talk about how to do just that, in 10 fabulous ways.

The best news is that this will work in all areas of your life, in work, love, AND play, if you play your cards right. Remember that Full Moon energy peaks on the day of, but is potent for 2 full days before AND after.

Since we have the Full Moon arriving on July 5th, you have this energy at your disposal. How are you going to harness commitment miracles with the Full Moon in Capricorn? Here is your handy-dandy checklist to give you a lift!

Key Themes With Full Moon in Capricorn

  • What: Full Moons are about illumination and endings as the Moon fills up to its fullest potential. Have you needed answers? They are coming. They may not arrive on the Full Moon day, but the light of the Moon will reveal all, soon enough. Full Moons also bring closure. Most of the time we need answers to problems so that we can put them to bed. That is precisely why every Full Moon is so exciting. Time to put some things to bed!
  • Where: With the Full Moon in Capricorn, Capricornian themes will be emphasized. Work will be favored if this is where you put your focus. Love answers arrive that allow you to be committed long-term. Endings could occur. You will be committed to someone else, or yourself. And that’s not a terrible thing. Don′t worry about other people′s values. Stick to your own, and the Universe will reward you in kind.
  • Who: Capricorn being the Cardinal sign of the Earth signs, the Earth Signs (Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo) are going to feel this the most. BUT, being a Full Moon that all Earthlings will experience, ALL Zodiac signs will benefit from this intense energy. Are you ready?
  • When: Start making use of this energy June 26, the energy will peak on June 28 and begin to wane through June 30. Enjoy!

10 Ways to Make Miracles Under The Full Moon in Capricorn

1. Commit to you

The Moon is about emotions and intuition, so pay very close attention to what feelings are coming up during these times, and what issues are coming up. Those are the ones the Moon is telling you to put an ending to right now. Time to stop living in fear, and feel your way to the most committed future possible. Make a commitment to YOU for a change, and don′t let these tidal waves alarm you, they are pointing you in the direction of peace and love. Commit to Self before you commit to anything else. Yes, this Moon says it’s okay to be selfish.

2. Revisit goals

Are you there yet? Use the previous New Moon in Cancer goals or resolutions that you set to guide you. Remember when we launched this fabulous New Year? Revisit this checklist you made and make some mental notes on how to move forward on key issues that you have neglected due to nothing other than time and life itself. It happens, we let our goals go for others. This Full Moon is about taking time for you for a change. Cross off that list!

Every Full Moon is about karma, so know that revisiting and reviewing things may seem like you are dwelling in the past, but you aren’t. You are still moving forward and closer to that karmic boomerang.

3. Give yourself a performance review

Your professional life has the potential to be made front and center. But romance does too. So if you have been having some love woes, the Moon wants you to put a pin in that right now and focus on something you CAN control: your gifts and talents.

Focusing on these right now will not only take your mind off of any love matters that may be vexing you, but will also be very, very lucrative for you. Consider this Full Moon your own personal performance review, where you are the CEO of your life. What is working in your life, and what isn’t? What gifts can you use that will take those dreams to the next level?

4. Be the CEO of your life

Even your love life. Gather your Cabinet, family, and friends, and discuss big decisions. Then make the final choice. You are the boss of you. If a love matter does need to be addressed, now is the time to do it. This is particularly true if a commitment is what you are after. Again, who is the CEO of your love life? Someone else? Or yourself? Like every good CEO, establish your goals and higher agenda, then determine your action plan to get it.

This is not just dreaming or wishing. This is doing. Yes, we are talking about miracles. But they don’t just arrive at your door. Make your plan to attract them. Ask for what you want!

5. Plan your detours

Be prepared for answers that you don′t like under this Full Moon. Should that stop you from asking for what you want? Absolutely not. Do you want the truth? Handle it. Who is the captain of your ship? You are.

If you don′t get the answers you are looking for from place or person A in your quest for commitment, thank them for their honesty and move onto a new place or person B. Being real about what you want is the only way to get it. Capricorn is about as real as it gets, and so is this Full Moon.

6. Be realistic

Set time limits on your dreams. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn, the keeper of structure and time. This is not a beat-the-horse-until-it′s-dead and then keep on wishing kind of moment. Want a commitment in love or work? Ask for what you want on Friday or Saturday, tell them to get back to you by Monday. If they don′t, don′t say you don′t have an answer. You have your answer.

Their time is up for their wishy-washy games, and the time has begun for you to go after your goals. Capricorn is the boss remember, so set deadlines on those goals, and they will happen one way or another.

7. Laziness is not an option

There are some Moons that want you to reflect, meditate, rest, and relax, this is not one of them. Capricorn is a hardworking one, that′s why they are the Boss of the Earth Signs. So, if you want dreams to come true, lying around in the Sun all day is not the way to do it, unless getting a tan is the biggest thing on your agenda. And hey, maybe it is!

If you haven′t seen the Sun all Spring yet because you’ve been in the cubicle, time to WORK on your You Time. Being lazy about your goals and the miracles that you want right now is the exact opposite way to get them.

8. Have a roadmap

Yes, you have goals and lists, and you are committed to getting boxes checked. Plan it out. Brainstorm your agenda. Capricorn is a See It, Plan It, Do it, kind. But he also always has a course of action in mind, and he is successful because he doesn’t dive in unprepared.

Your lists and your dreams are the See It part, the Plan It is the roadmap part. How are you going to get there? Map it out, with your deadlines you already set above. Once you know, do it!

9. Think big

… as big as you possibly can. Capricorn is a Cardinal sign, a born leader and starter. They become successful because they think and plan and do bigger than almost anybody else. So now is not the time to hide behind dreams. Do you want the world in love? In work? See it. Plan It. Do it. And before you do, see it as big as you possibly can.

Be realistic, as Capricorn is grounded. But if you feel in your gut that your goal is possible, then the Moon is telling you that it is.

10. Wrap it up

Full Moons are always about finishing things and bringing them to completion and fulfillment. Saying goodbye and closing doors can be difficult, like in love or a job you really love. But saying goodbye to a goal that was dead before it started can be liberating.

Think about what isn’t working in your life and then close that door. Yes, it will probably be emotional because this is a Full Moon. But, miracles don’t come to those that are just waiting for them. They often aren’t easy changes. But they are miracles all the same. You want miracles, right? Then it’s time to wrap it up. Drop the dead weight.

Concluding thoughts….

We all want miracles under the Full Moon in Capricorn and every Full Moon. This 10 step action plan is the way to take those miracles seriously, and send the message to the Universe that you are ready to take them on.

Commit to you. Make the plan. Wrap up the dead weight and turf it. Be realistic and practical. And get to work!

Make sure you are following our Daily Horoscopes and Weekly Horoscopes to stay on top of what your Zodiac sign needs to do in order to make those Full Moon wishes come true.

What are your Full Moon in Capricorn wishes?

Related Article: The Ultimate Guide to Full Moons

Source: astrologyanswers.com