Month: May 2021

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Do you want to be successful in life? Are pickles green? Of course you do. So why aren’t you? Why are you wondering how to do it, instead of going out and getting it? I will tell you why. Fear. You may interrupt me with “the hand” to say stop right there. I have kids. I am tied to my location. I have a spouse. I have an ex spouse. I have “things” that are called life, you know, and it sure as heck isn’t fear that is stopping me. And I am interrupting you during all of that to say, yes it is. All of that stuff is just…stuff. It’s details of life. Success, that is a concept. Success is not a detail. It is a lifestyle. It is not a one stop destination like, getting married, having kids, or even owning your own company. It is a state of being. It is, having all of that, or just one of those things, and whatever else you want too. And if you don’t have even one of those things right now, then it’s because you are allowing your fear to run your life. Think I’m wrong? It’s called being human. We’ve all been there. But the one thing, and the only thing, you don’t have in common with successful people is, they have gotten past those fears.

Notice I didn’t say, they are fearless people who were lucky to not have to be brave in this world. They were born rich, or born wealthy, or just born pretty and can have whoever they want. Wrong! Even Angelina Jolie needs to work at her relationship, and her bank account. Nothing “just happens” to anybody. Prince Harry needs to work for a living as well, and he sure hasn’t been successful in love. See? We all want the same things. And for every single one of us, it is the same thing that is stopping us. Fear. So in order to be successful, you simply need to get past that. Get past your deepest darkest fears? Are you crazy? No. Believe it or not, it’s just a choice. So if you really want to overcome your fear, and grab whatever brass ring success looks like to you, here’s how to do it, no matter what your zodiac sign is, no matter what your relationship status is, and no matter what your bank account balance is. Follow these steps, embrace that fear, and watch the success begin to roll in. And please do report back on your progress!

1. Bravery is a choice, not an event.

When the lioness is hunting, she knows that once she gets out there, she is exposing herself to predators. But, she’s got a denful at home to feed, and that can’t stop her. So she hunts anyway. She will not succeed if she doesn’t. Bravery is not overcoming the greatest and steepest odds in the absence of fear. I have had an 8 year old leukemia patient teach me this very valuable lesson. Bravery is in fact, doing anyway, in the presence of fear. After I marveled at all that she was going through without seemingly an ounce of fear but a metric tonne of bravery she told me I was wrong. “It’s not brave if you aren’t scared.” How true. That one made me think for a very long time. That little girl is now about a year and a half away from graduating med school. And she will do it and she will be great, and she may even discover a cure or two along the way. But not because she’s not scared. She’s scared to death. That’s why she’s been pushing her whole life. A former neighbor of mine from many years ago also overcame childhood leukemia. But even as an adult, he stays home and collects disability, and he always will. That is the difference between fear and bravery. Bravery is not something that happens to you once. It’s a choice you make every day. Are you going to be brave today? Or are you going to stay home where it’s safe?

We are socialized to want security, and to many that means a fancy car, a fancy house, a partner, and a job that people envy. If you think about it, those things are actually pretty easy to get. The things that aren’t so easy to get are the things you get with bravery. The difference between living a brave life, and a life that is secure, is that the brave people are the ones that get jobs that people envy. They work in the White House, they have partners that are famous, and they don’t just have one fancy house they have many.

Secure people have lived their lives in a comfort zone that feels safe and cozy to them. What they have is enough. There’s nothing wrong with that by the way. You are allowed to stop wanting more any time that you want. But if you know that you want more, and you aren’t getting it, it’s because you haven’t crossed that line between realizing that brave success is much different than secure success. You think you can have it all without fear, but you can not. It’s okay to be scared. It’s called being human. Accept it. And be brave anyway, because that’s what bravery is. The first step in overcoming your fear is embracing how brave you are in the process. You don’t have to let go of your fears, you can’t. They are there for a reason. Embrace them, and your bravery, and a whole new world unfolds. If you want to succeed, choose bravery. Waiting for it to happen to you is a waste of time. Choose it right now.

2. Know that fear and danger are two different things.

This is something we all get stuck on. I like to use the acronym: False Evidence Appearing Real as the acronym for fear. The difference between fear and danger is that fear lives in your head, and danger lives in the world. When you are home alone at night you probably feel fearful sometimes. Is there someone in the house? Usually no. But you think that there is because your fear is in your head creating noises around you that convince you there is someone in the house. But there’s not. That’s fear. That is False Evidence that Appears Real, but isn’t. Now if there is someone in your house, that’s a whole different ball of wax. That is danger. You can have fear and danger at the same time, but having the presence of fear does not always include the presence of danger. But we as humans go to great lengths to convince ourselves that it does. So we stop doing something, or prevent our Selves from doing something, because of this False Evidence that Appears Real that is convincing us that there is danger ahead.

You want to go for the brass ring at work? You want to have The Talk with your lover? You want to apply for a job across the globe because you feel called to do it? Is it scary? All of those things are terrifying. Is it dangerous? Unless the job you want is in Syria, no. Are you going to lose your life to your lover if The Talk doesn’t go your way? It feels like you might. And in some dangerous relationships that actually happens. But we are talking about reality here. It only feels like your life will be over if you have The Talk, because you are fearful. But unless you have solid evidence that your life ends with The Talk, accepting your fears that False Evidence that Appears Real is necessary to have that talk and experience success in love. Let’s face it. Your love life or your job life or your whatever is going nowhere if you sit at home cuddling your fears. Again, be okay with having fears. But know that fear and danger are two different things. And just because you are afraid of something, doesn’t mean that doing so is going to mean bad things will happen to you. Even if something bad does happen, again, unless we are talking about Syria, do it anyway. Now you know. And every time you embrace that very human feeling called fear you become much more confident to kick it in the butt next time.

3. Consider your fear a sign or a message from Universe.

Sometimes, the reasons we have fear is because Universe wants us to overcome that and is trying to give us a little nudge. You are afraid of this? Push past this and see what we have for you on the other side, is the message. If you are deathly afraid of bees you may never smell a flower because you are convinced the monster of stingdom is going to come out and attack you and bring you to your very death. I know this because I am afraid of bees. But I do not let that prevent me from growing a beautiful garden every year. Attack by the monster of stingdom is simply not going to happen by the way, unless you have an allergy. Again, that is the minority of the population, and if you do have an allergy to bees your fear of bees is not just a fear, it is also a danger. But if there is no danger of bees to your daily existence, you should go ahead and smell that flower anyway. Maybe a bee will fly out. So what? It probably won’t sting you if you are paying attention, and now you get to smell the pretty flower. But if you cling to that fear, which is probably irrational, you prevent yourself from enjoying that beauty. I’ve never in my life been stung by a bee by the way. I have no evidence to bring to the table to support my fear of bees. But I am anyway, because of my False Evidence that Appears Real. I push past it. I have yet to lose my fear. But I push past it because the Universe wants me to enjoy that garden. I accept that my fear is irrational, and created by me, and do not allow it to prevent me from getting in the garden every day during those gorgeous summer months. The Universe is aching for you to smell the flowers too. What pretty flowers are you preventing yourself from smelling because of your fear of bees?

Every zodiac sign has their own special built-in fear. And it’s there for a reason. Scorpio is afraid to try many partners in love because they are fixed to one person. Libra is afraid to be alone, so some of them try everybody. We all have our thing we are afraid of. Some signs don’t like to communicate, others are afraid if they stop talking the world will stop listening. We all have our thing. What is yours? The Universe designs these built-in fears because it wants us to overcome them. Did you know that some of the most powerful leaders in the world are also deathly terrified of public speaking? They knew what their “thing” was, took that as a sign from Universe as what they need to overcome, and then they did it. That doesn’t mean their knees stop shaking when they give public speeches. It simply means, they know accepting their fear as just thoughts that are messing with them is all that is needed to step up to that podium. They also know when they step up to that podium, the rewards are bigger than fear. When you look at fear this way, as a sign from Universe, treat it like an action plan. Now fear isn’t just in your head. What are you doing with it? Success is on the other side.

4. Embrace your zodiac sign’s super power.

Just like we all have a shadow side that is trying to convince us that our fears are legit scary things that we must bow down to, we all have a super power. Do you know what yours is? Use it when you are fighting the war with fear. You would never go to the battle of Gettysburg without a weapon. Why go to the battle of Fearsburg without your own arm and guard? Your super power is what will help you overcome fear. Let’s say you want to be President of the United States for example, but you have a fear of talking to people. Does that mean you can’t do it? Well, it means you have a lot to deal with. Talking to people is kind of number one on the job description. But overcoming that is very easy when you embrace your zodiac sign’s super power. If you are an Aries for example and feel this way, you can still get elected and take the office by using your super powers of leading and delegating. Okay so only a handful of humans have ever actually accomplished this. But you want to be President of something. Maybe it’s your business, maybe it’s your home, maybe it’s your journey in this lifetime. You already are the President of all of that. But if you are letting your fears run the show, that’s why you aren’t succeeding. Now you know all you need to do is embrace your own super power and use it to fight your fear.

Water Signs for example, Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer, are very intuitive, psychic even. You succeed when you use your emotions and intuitive gifts. Those are your super powers. Earth Signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn, are born workers and money makers. You succeed when you overcome your fears of hard work and commitment. Air Signs Gemini, Aquarius, and Libra, are the communicators and the intellectuals of the zodiac bunch. Use your super powers of persuasion and the written word to win the war with your fears. And Fire Signs are the sparkly adventurers of the zodiac. Your super powers are your natural charm and just awesomeness to be around. You literally can smile your way through any crisis, and shouldn’t have any fears at all, because it always works out okay. Your super powers Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries, are in your ability to keep everybody happy, no matter what is going on around you.

Use these super powers within your Self to overcome the fears that are holding you back from success. Remember what it was like to ride a roller coaster. It’s scary, but it’s a good scary. When you are doing the right thing with your life that will lead to success, it’s a good scary. It’s okay to be terrified. Remember, it’s not brave if you aren’t. Accept that you have fears, and use them to your advantage, with your secret super powers. How are you going to embrace your own super powers?

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Looking for new love? In search of the next big relationship? Or just need some guidance in matters of the heart?

Well, the Tarot is here to guide, and it’s most certainly here to illuminate whatever truths and insights you may feel are hiding away from you. Yes, it can even help you identify true love, and yes, it can show you what you need to do to get there.

It all starts with the right questions and intentions and a Tarot spread that will help you find the right answers. Let’s get started on your journey to finding new love with a simple 5-card spread!

A 5-Card Tarot Spread to Locate New Love

Before jumping into your love reading, remember to keep an open mind and heart to what you might receive and hear.

When it comes to matters of the heart, we can find it a bit harder to be objective — remember: the Tarot does want to help you find love, even if it might require delivering tough love your way first!

With that in mind, we can jump into the 5-card Tarot spread to help you seek out and identify new love!

  1. What is the energy of my love life now?
  2. What energy is needed to attract new love into my life?
  3. What can I do to align myself with this energy?
  4. What is a sign to look for that I’m on the right track?
  5. In my love life, where am I headed presently?

Still a little lost? Let’s see what this spread might look like in action.

Example Tarot Spread

1. What is the energy of my love life now?— 8 of Pentacles

With the dedicated energy of the 8 of Pentacles, your cards may be validating all the hard work you’ve been doing up to this point.

Maybe your past relationships were complicated, and you had to work hard to move on, or maybe you’ve just been diligently practicing the self-love you need to step into a new relationship healthily.

While this isn’t the most romantic energy, it certainly indicates that you’ve been checking off all the boxes on your to-do list.

2. What energy is needed to attract new love into my life? — 7 Of Wands (Reversed)

The hardworking energy of the 8 of Pentacles is great, and all, but the 7 of Wands reversed implores you not to work so hard now.

Upright, the 7 of Wands is often an uphill battle. It shows us that a trying time is ahead and that only our best efforts will lead us to success. In the reversed position, we might take this to mean that, on the flip side, we don’t want to be exerting too much energy to attract new love.

What is meant for you will come easily and shouldn’t require all the sacrifice you might be used to giving in love.

3. What can I do to align myself with this energy? — The Sun

Be joyful, positive, and optimistic!

The Sun is bright and lovely, and it has the kind of innocence and optimism we usually see in a child. It’s that pure! As you don’t want to be working too hard or sacrificing too much at this time, the best thing you can do is align yourself with the energy of free-spiritedness and happiness.

After all, like attracts like. If you want happy-go-lucky love and warmth, a good place to start is by giving off that vibe in the first place.

4. What is a sign to look for that I’m on the right track? — 3 of Cups

You should be surrounded by friends, positivity, and goodwill.

The 3 of Cups isn’t just a card of love and romance alone, but happy times across the board in all social circles. When you radiate love and warmth, you’ll be attracting it as well, and perhaps meeting all kinds of new people in the process.

You won’t always be meeting “the one” in these situations, but it’s a good sign that you’re on track to meeting someone in the right frame of mind and vibe.

5. In my love life, where am I headed presently? — 4 of Swords

At this time, you might be headed towards a period of reflection and rest.

If you aren’t able to align yourself with the bright and optimistic energy of The Sun, the Universe may just force you into it by putting your world on pause.

The 4 of Swords is often a break in our lives where we are forced to self-reflect and rejuvenate our energies, so this might be what is needed to put you on track with The Sun’s energy.

Have you met the one? Twin Flame Signs: 11 Ways to Know You’ve Met Your Match

Keep in Mind…

Even though the Tarot can help us identify and understand the next steps we need to take to find what we want — including new love — it’s still up to us to take those steps.

In other words, the Tarot can help you find love, but it’s up to you to seize it.

And we might not always have an easy road ahead in our Tarot spread! Sometimes finding new love requires a lot of self-reflection, hard work, and honesty.

If you feel stuck or discouraged, you can always ask your Tarot cards for additional help, guidance, or for a few affirming words to help you feel ready to take those steps.

Try another spread: A Tarot Card Spread for Quick & Easy Insight

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Do you desperately need a ray of sunshine to penetrate your life with positivity? You’re in luck then because the celestial bodies above are bringing positive, communicative, and connection-inducing vibrations this week that can help anyone get out of any funk.

While we only have one major transit this week, there are plenty of transits that might be considered more minor but equally as pleasant, bringing positivity into our lives when many of us need it the most.

Starting on April 5th, the Aquarius Moon is in a harmonious angle to communication Mercury – currently in the sign of Aries. This transit encourages clear thinking, increased intellect, and focused communication, making it easier for you to work on mental tasks and converse with those around you.

Another wonderful transit comes on April 7th, when that same Aquarius Moon is conjunct Jupiter, which is also in the sign of Aquarius right now.

This transit not only increases confidence and self-worth, but futuristic Aquarius and expansive Jupiter are coming together to bring abundance and surprises that might positively affect your future.

And on Sunday, April 11th, we have a New Moon in the fiery sign of Aries – the astrology season we’re currently dancing through.

New Moons are all about new beginnings, mirroring Aries’ clean-slate energy – whose sign marks the beginning of a new astrological season.

This is one of the most powerful times of the year to think about what you want to start manifesting in your life, so don’t forget to make that New Moon list full of celestial wishes and your deepest desires.

This Week Brings Enhanced Cognition, Deeper Connections, & A Chance to Start Over

The smaller, more personal transits coming our way this week provide a framework of positivity that will help carry us into the future months – so long as we take advantage of these good vibrations. Many of the transits happening are lunar, which sets the emotional tone for the public, meaning that we will all share at least a similar energy, allowing for deeper, more meaningful connections.

The New Moon, however, is where the magic really happens.

The New Moon is the time of the month to make our New Moon wishes, manifest our desires, and build that foundation of our own to help create the exact future we want to experience. Spend the week with those good, healing vibrations, imagining what it is that you truly want to bring into existence.

And on Sunday, practice a New Moon ritual, complete with sunstone to connect to that Aries energy, and be sure to make your New Moon list!

For more insights, make sure to read: The Essential April Energy Forecast

Planetary Locations During April 5 – April 11, 2021

  • Sun: Aries (March 20, 2021 – April 19, 2021)
  • Mercury: Aries (April 3, 2021 – May 3, 2021)
  • Venus: Aries (March 21, 2021 – April 14, 2021)
  • Mars: Gemini (March 3, 2021 – April 23, 2021)
  • Jupiter: Aquarius (December 19, 2021 – May 31, 2021)
  • Saturn: Aquarius (December 17, 2020 – March 7, 2023)
  • Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)
  • Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)
  • Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20, 2024)

Daily Astrology Snapshots for April 5 – April 11, 2021

Monday, April 5

Sun

Aries – Aries provides warmth, passion, and enhanced instincts. This is not the time to doubt yourself, but rather to trust your gut and follow where it leads.

Moon

Capricorn – The Capricorn Moon shifts our feelings regarding hard work and productivity, making it feel easier and more pleasant to get things done today. Working on chores or housework will boost confidence and help you release any negativity.

Astrological Aspect

Moon in Aquarius sextile Mercury in Aries – This transit clears your mind and makes it easier to focus, enhancing cognition and communication. This is a great day for mental tasks that might otherwise feel difficult to concentrate on.

Read this article next: Do You Have Aries in Your Natal Chart?

Tuesday, April 6

Sun

Aries

Moon

Aquarius – An Aquarius Moon emphasizes humanity and the future, steering you towards ideas that can help you do your part to change the world. Follow both your heart and your head today.

Astrological Aspect

Venus in Aries sextile Mars in Gemini – This is a romantic transit that encourages sensuality and helps you feel more confident and attractive than ever. Don’t hold yourself back from sharing your affections and spreading the love today – let those loving vibes take over you.

Wednesday, April 7

Sun

Aries

Moon

Aquarius

Astrological Aspect

Moon in Aquarius conjunct Jupiter in Aquarius – This energy encourages a feeling of positivity and contentedness; it’s easier for you to enjoy yourself and appreciate life today.

Success is also likely, so keep an eye out for any unexpected opportunities that might be headed your way.

You might also like: 10 Fiery Affirmations for Aries Season

Thursday, April 8

Sun

Aries

Moon

Pisces – The Pisces Moon deepens your connection to your emotions, creativity, and intuition. Let your intuition guide you today, and be sure to find plenty of creative ways to express yourself and release emotions, like dancing or singing.

Astrological Aspect

Moon in Pisces sextile Uranus in Taurus – This is an exciting transit that brings spontaneous, enthusiastic energy. This is an excellent time to shake things up and try something new, allowing yourself to escape any ruts you may have felt stuck in lately.

Friday, April 9

Sun

Aries

Moon

Pisces

Astrological Aspect

Mars in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces – This is a more deceptive transit that may cause confusion or negative emotions. Start the day with yoga or meditation to balance your energy and promote harmony within the body.

Saturday, April 10

Sun

Aries

Moon

Aries – The Aries Moon brings more of that warm, passionate energy that we’re enjoying this Aries season. This is a motivating transit that can help you engage your creative side – set aside time for creative activities today.

Astrological Aspect

Venus in Aries sextile Jupiter in Aquarius – This transit brings more loving, positive vibrations your way for the week. The generosity of spirit and increased affection are likely – try reaching out to a loved one today.

Sunday, April 11

Sun

Aries

Moon

Aries

Astrological Aspect

New Moon in Aries – Both the New Moon and the energy of Aries encourage you to start over with a fresh, clean slate. Let go of those things that are no longer serving you and focus on that future that you want to manifest into reality.

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

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

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We talk a lot about the planets going retrograde and the chaos that tends to come with it, but what about Juno?

Juno is an asteroid and can be very influential when it comes to our relationships. Its direct movement symbolizes relationships that are fair, equal, and operate based on respect.

However, when Juno goes retrograde, hidden (or more obvious) problems are highlighted, including infidelity, power struggles, emotional abuse, and separation.

This doesn’t necessarily mean the end of the relationship. As with all aspects of astrology, free will plays a huge part.

Juno retrograde provides the opportunity to grow from the struggles and challenges, strengthen a relationship in the process, or recognize when a situation is lost and find the strength to move on.

Regardless of the choices made, the outcome will ultimately be positive. Conflict and diversity breed courage and resilience. A life of truth will always outstrip a life based on a lie. Strength of character is built during the toughest periods.

Freedom in Relationships is a Big Theme

A Juno retrograde can last between 10 and 17 weeks.

On April 12th, 2021, Juno goes retrograde in Sagittarius, and there is a lot of emphasis on freedom in relationships during this period. Relationships where one feels they cannot express themselves fully, or where they feel trapped or fenced in, will undergo deep transformation.

As unpleasant as the experiences can be, it is important to look beneath the surface of negative words, thoughts, or emotions. This negativity must be brought to light so that resolutions can be found.

You might also want to check out: The Complete Guide to 2021 Retrogrades

What Does Juno Retrograde Mean for Each Zodiac Sign?

So what does Juno retrograde mean for each sign this coming April? Read on to find out!

Aries

Relationships, either work or personal, will experience a shake-up during this period if you feel your Cardinal energy is being oppressed, Aries.

You’re less inclined to take things at face value, and if you feel you are being disrespected, you’ll speak out. Conflict lies ahead during this time. Just remember that each conflict is designed to bring you to a better place.

Taurus

Jealousy and envy are common themes for you during this Juno retrograde, Taurus.

If mind games are going on, they will be brought out into the open. It’s either make or break. This is a positive year for you to build your aspirations and dreams, so focusing on your ambitions can reduce the emotional intensity that comes with this period.

Gemini

This Juno retrograde is in Sagittarius, and as a fellow Mutable sign, you will feel it particularly acutely, Gemini.

If you feel your voice is being stifled in any relationship in your life, you will find a way to unleash your displeasure. There may be relationship counseling involved. Talking to friends and those you trust about your feelings is a good way to relieve you of emotional discomfort.

Cancer

This is a period of reflection for you, and you may end up just walking away from a relationship altogether that is unfulfilling, Cancer.

Hanging onto what no longer serves you does no favors for you or them. Ultimately, letting go of what must be severed paves the way for something better. During this Juno retrograde, it is important to ask yourself how much you feel valued in your relationships.

Leo

If you feel disrespected or taken advantage of in any way, it will rise to the surface under this Juno retrograde, Leo.

You will break away from a toxic relationship if it is prevalent in your life. There may be issues from the past being brought into the present, which can deliver uncomfortable situations, but facing the past helps you to move forward into the future.

Virgo

Disagreements about financial or material pressures are highly possible during this retrograde, Virgo.

Marriages or relationships which are faltering under the weight of pressure will either make or break. Space and time apart are necessary under this Juno retrograde, as distance can work wonders to help form new perspectives and figure out what you really need.

Libra

You will feel more sensitive to real or perceived slights during this Juno retrograde, Libra. If you feel your partner disrespects you or mistreats you, you are unlikely to keep your mouth shut.

You prefer to avoid conflict, but this retrograde period is encouraging you to speak out. Temporary separation can result in a permanent state or a stronger relationship. Still, the time you take to reflect and be apart will determine what is truly best for you so you can make the decision.

Scorpio

You may find yourself having to decide between two people, Scorpio, or having to choose between head and heart in your relationships. It is likely to be a difficult retrograde for you as temptation is all around.

Keeping your eye fixed on your long-term goal can help you through this period.

You might also like: Your 2021 Spring Equinox Horoscopes

Sagittarius

Juno turns retrograde in your sign, and you will feel it particularly strongly, Sagittarius.

Where you feel boxed or enclosed, or where your freedom is being oppressed, you will speak out and take action. This is a very intense period for you, and a lot of change can come from it. There is the potential for extraordinary growth, yet at the same time, it is important to calculate your actions and not leap in head-first.

Capricorn

You may feel that you are being mistreated, and if so, you’re not likely to take it lying down Capricorn.

Be prepared for conflict, possibly of the explosive type. You may find yourself wallowing in resentment so getting it out into the open is especially crucial for you so that resentment does not simmer and fester. These experiences will make you more determined to succeed, so weather the storm and believe in yourself.

Aquarius

You will find being boxed in by rules or regulations to be intolerable during this time, Aquarius.

Previous aspects of your relationships that you have been putting up with will no longer be an option. A relationship may come to an end, and it may not be a pretty affair. However, you must follow your heart and do what you feel is right. If you have had to put up a facade in any way, it will come to an end during this Juno retrograde.

Pisces

As a fellow Mutable sign to Sagittarius, which this Juno retrograde falls under, this is an especially intense time for you, Pisces.

All relationships in your life will be required to let you express your authentic and true self freely. Those who resist this will undergo dramatic transformation and endings. This is a spiritually elevating year for you, so be prepared for change.

How Will You Welcome Juno Retrograde?

While all retrogrades come with their fair share of challenges, matters of the heart have special emphasis under this little-known but powerful asteroid.

As much as we would prefer things to run smoothly at all times, the universe has other ideas! Simultaneously, while we are not always in control of what happens to us, we can control how we react and choose to behave.

Ultimately, following your heart is key to unlocking better pathways for you. When one door closes, another opens. This is the message of Juno retrograde.

Related article: Asteroids & Astrology 101: Ceres, Pallas, Juno, Vesta, & Lilith

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Earthlings, it’s Taurus season!

Taurus season is extra strong right now because it comes with a Taurus stellium since four planets: the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Uranus, are all in Taurus right now.

Taurus is often tied to your values, security, and finances, but it also rules self-confidence. Taurus is self-worth and valuing yourself, so Taurus season can be a great time to improve it.

With the Taurus stellium, it’s even better! The planets are pushing for all of us to feel better about ourselves.

Wait…What is a Stellium?

Stelliums occur when there are at least three planets in one zodiac sign. Stelliums are focused, concentrated energy that zeroes in on the zodiac sign the planets are in.

Someone with a Taurus stellium in the natal chart would be extra practical, stick to whatever they start, and develop strong self-confidence. The Taurus stellium man would be seen as dependable and steady, while the Taurus stellium woman would be seen as sensual and earthy.

We now have the transit (moving) planets forming a stellium with the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Uranus in Taurus. The Sun and Mercury both moved in on April 19th, and Venus moved in on April 14th.

Uranus has been in Taurus for a few years.

This stellium lasts until May 8th. Venus exits on May 3rd, and Mercury exits on May 8th, leaving just the Sun and Uranus in Taurus at that time. There will be a Taurus New Moon on May 11th, so the Moon will be with the Sun and Uranus for a few days, giving a little extra life to the Taurus stellium at the end.

There will also be conjunctions (alignments) between some of the planets in Taurus during this stellium period. They’ll occur on:

  • April 22: Venus conjunct Uranus
  • April 24: Mercury conjunct Uranus
  • April 25: Mercury conjunct Venus
  • April 30: Sun conjunct Uranus

Each of these conjunctions occurs between 10 and 13 degrees Taurus, so if you have any natal planets or other bodies in your birth chart at 10 to 13 degrees Taurus, they’re getting a direct hit!

That would mean you can develop greater confidence and security with whatever that planet or body rules.

You can see the conjunctions all occur in the last week of April, so this stellium may be strongest as we end the month.

Check this out for more on stelliums: What is a Stellium?

2021 Stelliums

We’ve kind of had a stellium bonanza over the last year since 2020 featured a Capricorn stellium with Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto.

Earlier in 2021, from January to mid-March, we had an Aquarius stellium since Jupiter, and Saturn moved into Aquarius (and the Sun, Mercury, and Venus joined them) a Pisces stellium with the Sun, Moon, Venus, and Neptune in mid-March.

This has given us lots of concentrated energy. We’re focused, we’re disciplined, we know what we want, and we’re on a straight path to get it.

Adding to the 2021 stelliums in this Taurus stellium, continuing with that concentrated energy, but it’s the last major stellium for 2021. Major meaning includes one of the slower-moving planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto), making the most of the energy now!

Your 2021 Taurus Stellium Horoscopes

So what can you focus on for improved confidence and security during this Taurus stellium?

Find your Rising sign below to learn (don’t know your Rising? You can read your Sun sign, but if you know your time of birth, you can find your Rising sign using the free birth chart generator!

1st House Taurus Stellium (Taurus Rising)

The 1st house is the house of the self, so this Taurus stellium in your 1st house can be a great time for you to focus on YOU. Make your own wants and needs a priority, and give yourself some attention.

This can help you feel more confident and secure in your life. You can take the reins and feel like you’re in control, which helps you have more energy and drive for what you want to do.

2nd House Taurus Stellium (Aries Rising)

The 2nd house naturally connects to Taurus, so this Taurus stellium amplifies confidence and security for you in general, in all aspects of your life. Slow things down and be more present.

As you take more time and don’t rush yourself as you might usually, you can see things you haven’t, cut out what is unnecessary, and restore some faith in yourself.

3rd House Taurus Stellium (Pisces Rising)

The 3rd house governs the mind so that this Taurus stellium may focus on mental confidence for you. Work on being more expressive with others, sharing what’s on your mind, and being more open.

The more you feel connected to those around you and your immediate environment, the more confidence you can develop. Keep yourself busy and engaged.

4th House Taurus Stellium (Aquarius Rising)

The 4th house governs the home, family, and emotions so that this Taurus stellium may focus on emotional confidence for you. Nurture yourself, give yourself the comfort and support emotionally that you need, and your confidence can soar.

You may want to spend more time with the most familiar and supportive people and strengthen your support system.

5th House Taurus Stellium (Capricorn Rising)

The 5th house governs love and creativity, so this Taurus stellium may focus on being confident in your creative abilities. Let your creative side flow, and be confident in what you can create.

The more you do what you love in healthy and positive ways, the more confident you can feel. You can enjoy yourself and feel more secure.

Make sure to check out: The 12 Houses of Astrology: Understanding the Divine Wheel

6th House Taurus Stellium (Sagittarius Rising)

The 6th house governs work, so this Taurus stellium may focus on being confident in the work you do, whether actual professional work or the little tasks and chores we all have. As you get more productive and organized, you can feel more confident in yourself.

Tackle anything that’s stressing you out right now, too, which can help improve confidence in a big way.

7th House Taurus Stellium (Scorpio Rising)

The 7th house governs relationships, so this Taurus stellium may focus on being confident in your relationships and dealings with others. Cultivate healthy and positive relationships, and you can feel more confident.

You may also help others feel more confident during this time, which may help you feel more secure yourself.

8th House Taurus Stellium (Libra Rising)

The 8th house governs transformations, so this Taurus stellium may focus on making transformations to improve your confidence. You may work on a big transformation that has been a focus for some time or work on some small ones that help you.

You may also feel more confident when you have more power and control, so look within to use the personal power you have.

9th House Taurus Stellium (Virgo Rising)

The 9th house governs expansion, so this Taurus stellium may focus on expanding in some way to improve your confidence. As you venture out and have new experiences, you can feel more confident in yourself.

Try focusing on the bright side and being more optimistic. This can help with confidence as well.

10th House Taurus Stellium (Leo Rising)

The 10th house governs goals, so this Taurus stellium may focus on setting new goals or making progress with goals to improve your confidence. The more you succeed, the more secure you can feel.

You can focus on hitting a high point and hitting your stride, and you can get comfortable with reaching new goals.

11th House Taurus Stellium (Cancer Rising)

The 11th house governs change, so this Taurus stellium may focus on making changes that improve your confidence. Think about changes you’ve been stalled on or haven’t put together a plan for, and work on making things happen.

You can also benefit from spending time with friends, meeting new people, and pursuing causes you’re passionate about as a boost to your confidence levels.

12th House Taurus Stellium (Gemini Rising)

The 12th house governs endings and the hidden, so this Taurus stellium may focus on finishing and eliminating, leading to improved confidence. Let go in healthy ways of what has been holding you back, and free yourself up to move forward more easily.

You may also want to spend more time alone, or at least away from lots of people. Being more introspective and tuning in to your subconscious can help with confidence as well.

Embrace the Taurus Stellium Energy Now!

This stellium is in play for a few weeks, so use it while you can. That concentrated energy may not be as available for the rest of the year, so think about new ways you can improve security and confidence in your life right now.

Related article: The Best Crystals for Taurus Season

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If you’ve needed a bit of a breather, Taurus season is finally here to provide that sweet moment of rest and relaxation.

We already eased into the sensual Taurus energy on April 19th, and the reliable bull rules over us until May 20th. Whether or not you loved or hated the fire and spark of Aries season, we all need balance in our lives, and Taurus season is here to tip the scales back in favor of structure and stability.

And whether or not you’re a Taurus yourself, everyone can take advantage of its prosperous and comforting energy with some healing affirmations.

Let’s discover all the good stuff about earthy Taurus and then meditate on affirmations that can help us proceed into the season!

A new zodiac season means new energy! Make sure to check in on your daily horoscope for all the insights.

What is Taurus Energy?

In its classic stereotypical depictions, Taurus are known for their love of food and comforts. Maybe that’s not always entirely unfounded, but there’s more to the sweet-natured and sensual bull than people sometimes notice.

As an Earth elemental (like Capricorn and Virgo), Taurus naturally has a deep connection to the physical world like its earthy companions. With this comes that sense of responsibility and understanding of hard work that Earth signs are known for.

It’s this combined with Taurus’ Fixed quality that gives the bull a uniquely devoted flair. With a one-track focus, Taurus can hone in on the details of what makes something beautiful and comfortable and truly take in all the glory of the earth around them.

This is what makes Taurus energy so truly abundant, comforting, and contagious with its beauty — so now, let’s put it to good use!

10 Affirmations for Dependable Taurus Season

1. “I See Beauty Everywhere.”

Part of the power of Taurus is to recognize beauty in all things.

It’s from this that it gets a reputation for loving the finer things in life, as it recognizes quality when it sees it. But more than that, it’s really about acknowledging beauty everywhere.

Take on that lens yourself this Taurus season to see what it’s really all about!

2. “I Cultivate Beauty Everywhere.”

And more than just an appreciator of beauty, Taurus can easily help cultivate it as well.

Often, Taurus gets associated with the Empress in the Tarot, as she creates and nourishes abundance around her. You can easily channel this nourishing energy in Taurus season for yourself — use this affirmation to take those first steps!

3. “I Allow Myself to Enjoy Freely.”

According to Taurus, to consume and enjoy freely is not materialism or hedonism but simply an act of self-love.

Sometimes we prevent ourselves from really soaking in physical pleasures because we don’t want to be too greedy or materialistic. It’s true that “too much of a good thing” is never ideal, but it’s also true that depriving yourself of enjoying things is unhealthy too.

This Taurus season, enjoy… enjoying things! Let yourself bask in the glory of earth’s lovely resources.

4. “My Reliability is Easily Extended.”

One of the most admirable and appreciated traits of Taurus is its reliability. As a devoted and loyal person, Taurus is often a beloved friend.

To take advantage of this dependable energy, use this affirmation and envision yourself sharing your reliable actions and gifts with others.

5. “My Love is Contagious.”

Ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, Taurus is well-acquainted with love.

Aside from its reputation as a romantic, however, the true essence of Taurus’ loving nature comes from a pure place of sharing goodwill and beauty with others.

Allow that energy to flow within you this Taurus season and extend the love that’s within to those you care about — and beyond!

You may also really like: How to Boost Your Self-Confidence With the Taurus Stellium

6. “I Find Comfort in the Details.”

Taurus is known for being a bit of a homebody.

While you could let the humdrum of Taurus season become something that bores you, Taurus would embrace routine comforts and smaller victories in life as a positive.

Allow yourself to thrive in the seemingly mundane and find comfort in the small comforts in life.

7. “I am a Force of Optimism.”

Although Taurus may not be known for its excitable or enthusiastic qualities, there is certainly a kind of gentle optimism to the bull.

As an encouraging and loving friend, as well as a strong believer in their ability to get things done, there is definitely an optimistic flair to Taurus that we can all tap into.

8. “I Balance Resilience & Rest.”

The real key to Taurus’ manifestation power? Balancing work and play.

Both a lover for enjoying the material and appreciating the hard work that it takes to achieve it, Taurus teaches us how to healthily go after our goals.

It may not always be the perfect balance in practice (there’s always room for improvement!) but the essence of this energy is certainly all around us in Taurus season, waiting for us to tap into.

9. “I Persevere Through Unexpected Changes.”

While there are many things that Taurus succeeds within, unexpected changes are not usually one of them.

However, as change is really the only constant we have, it’s inevitable that we’ll come across some form of change — yes, even in grounded Taurus season.

Use this affirmation to prepare yourself for unexpected changes, and remind yourself that the strength of the bull can always persevere.

10. “I am Strong, Sensual, & Dependable.”

And finally, affirm some of the most beloved qualities of Taurus to step into for yourself.

Within each zodiac sign, we can uncover beautiful character traits and qualities that can inspire us to grow and be better, or perhaps we’ll find more common ground with a sign than we thought.

For Taurus, we can appreciate the willpower, beauty, and dependability that the bull so easily encapsulates.

Trusting in Taurus Power

While there are other reliable, strong-willed signs of the zodiac, it is in Taurus season that we experience both strength and softness.

With both supportive energy for those around us and a healthy dose of self-love, we can find nourishing and powerful energy within Taurus season that can bring light to both ourselves and others.

And using these affirmations, you can tap into that power at any time!

What are some of your favorite ways to foster self-love and comfort during Taurus season?

Related article: Here’s Exactly What to Do During Taurus Season

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If you’ve been craving abundance and new opportunities, then you’ll be thrilled about the celestial happenings that are in store for you this week! The stars are bringing some unbelievably fortunate transits your way, encouraging you to take the metaphorical bull by the horns and get ready for a wild ride.

While there aren’t very many major transits this week, the two we’ll experience are just about as fortunate as they get.

On May 11th, there’s a New Moon in Taurus, bringing ample opportunity, motivation, and magnetic energy that will help you manifest your deepest desires. In addition, Taurus encourages you to reflect on what you truly value in this world and determine how you can start attracting those things into your sphere.

New Moon wishes have never been juicier or more promising!

And if it’s good luck and spiritual enlightenment you seek, look no further than expansive Jupiter moving into intuitive Pisces on May 13th.

Jupiter is all about good fortune, growth, and wisdom, while Pisces focuses on compassion, creativity, and intuitive prowess. Jupiter is typically focused on knowledge that comes from outside of yourself, yet in this position, the focus lies more on the wisdom and knowledge that comes from within.

With the manifesting power of the New Moon in Taurus combined with the energy of Jupiter in the dreamy sign of Pisces, you’re called to let your imagination guide you along your current path. Then, when you feel the call from beyond, trust that your intuition is leading you toward every wish you’ve ever made, every goal you’ve ever set.

May 10 – May 16 is a Week to Listen to Your Heart & Follow Your Dreams

If you’ve been feeling disconnected from your life, connections, and experiences, this week is the time to dive deep within yourself and discover the passion that awaits. Following your bliss is one of the most effective ways to manifest everything you’ve ever wanted – which means now is the time to find your bliss.

Embrace the transformative energy that flows through you this week, and let your imagination soar.

You’re probably going to have quite a few new concepts and ideas flowing through you this week, and it’s up to you to embrace them. Connecting to your intuition through creative self-expression will help you realize these dreamy ideas even further.

If you’re struggling to hear your intuitive center, a personalized astrological reading can help you hear your inner wisdom more clearly.

Planetary Locations During May 10 – May 16, 2021

  • Sun: Aries Taurus (April 19, 2021 – May 20, 2021)
  • Mercury: Gemini (May 3, 2021 – July 11, 2021)
  • Venus: Gemini (May 8, 2021 – June 1, 2021)
  • Mars: Cancer (April 23, 2021 – June 11, 2021)
  • Jupiter: Aquarius (December 19, 2021 – May 13th, 2021), Pisces (May 13th – July 28th, 2021)
  • Saturn: Aquarius (December 17, 2020 – March 7, 2023)
  • Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)
  • Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)
  • Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20, 2024)

Daily Astrology Snapshots for May 10 – May 16, 2021

Monday, May 10

Sun

Taurus – The Sun continues its course in grounded, motivating Taurus, encouraging you to focus on work as well as play. This is an excellent time to connect with Mother Nature, infusing your spirit with healing energy and positivity.

Moon

Taurus – The Taurus Moon helps you feel more connected to your passion projects as well as your senses. Treat yourself to something healthy and delicious to satisfy your physical and emotional needs.

Read this article next: 10 Dependable Affirmations for Taurus Season

Tuesday, May 11

Sun

Taurus

Moon

Taurus

Astrological Aspect

New Moon in Taurus – This New Moon asks you to consider what you truly value in life and then manifest those things. Make a New Moon list featuring all of your deepest wishes and desires, and trust that the Universe will bring you what you’ve asked for.

Wednesday, May 12

Sun

Taurus

Moon

Taurus

Astrological Aspect

Mercury in Gemini trine Saturn in Aquarius – This transit helps you concentrate and remain interested in mental tasks, making it even easier to focus on activities such as research and paperwork.

Thursday, May 13

Sun

Taurus

Moon

Gemini – The Gemini Moon stimulates the mind and encourages you to seek mentally challenging activities today. It’s a great day for reading, study, writing, research, and paperwork.

Astrological Aspect

Jupiter enters Pisces – When expansive Jupiter moves into imaginative Pisces, your spirit and your mind are open and receptive to new ideas. Therefore, it’s important to follow your intuition during this transit and connect to your spiritual center.

Learn more by reading: All About the Lucky Planet Jupiter

Friday, May 14

Sun

Taurus

Moon

Gemini

Astrological Aspect

Moon in Cancer trine Jupiter in Pisces – This transit brings pleasant vibrations and warm energy, helping you feel peaceful and relaxed. So sink into the healing, regenerative energy of the day today.

Saturday, May 15

Sun

Taurus

Moon

Cancer – The Cancer Moon brings deeper emotions, enhanced creativity, and an appreciation for your sacred space. This is a great day to relax at home, perhaps organizing your space or burning incense to clear away negativity.

Astrological Aspect

Moon in Cancer sextile Uranus in Taurus – This transit can signal surprising encounters or unexpected experiences. Begin the day with positive affirmations and crystal healing to promote an optimistic, open-minded outlook.

Sunday, May 16

Sun

Taurus

Moon

Cancer

Astrological Aspect

Moon in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces – Your imagination and sense of compassion are heightened under this planetary influence. Let your creativity soar through artistic expression today.

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

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Have you been longing for open, honest communication – perhaps with an exciting edge? Then this is your week because the stars are tearing down walls and building deeper bonds this week, thanks to a few key transits.

While we aren’t experiencing many major transits this week, the two that we’re focusing on here today are powerful enough to tear down any barrier and lead us toward a type of honesty that can make dreams come true – if only we allow them to unfold.

The power lies within you.

We see a relatively calm week when it comes to transits, that is, until May 20th when the Sun enters Gemini. Gemini is an intellectual Air sign that encourages you to be more social, creative, and thoughtful. As a result, communication is amplified, and you’re no longer afraid to approach subjects that feel scary or uncomfortable.

This is a time to embrace your eccentricities and refuse to hold your thoughts and feelings back.

The other big transit we experience comes at the end of the week when Saturn goes retrograde on May 23rd. Saturn is the planet of responsibility, discipline, time, and – most importantly – karma.

You may see the word “retrograde” and feel a sense of dread, but Saturn retrograde can actually be a refreshing change of pace.

You see, Saturn is the planet that encourages you to work hard, go hard, never slow down; but, when it’s retrograde, that’s exactly what you should be doing – slowing down to enjoy the moment, stopping to smell the roses, and giving yourself time to consider the path you most desire.

May 17 – May 23 is a Week to Speak Your Mind and Slow Your Pace

While Gemini may encourage nervous energy that wants you to move quickly, you may benefit more from focusing on the intellectual and communicative properties of Gemini season – especially once Saturn slows down and forces a more relaxed pace.

Don’t hold your thoughts back, but rather share them with those around you.

Even if you’re the type who typically prefers to suffer in silence, this transit urges you to let the words flow and keep an open mind. Saturn asks you to reconsider some of the choices you’ve made in the past, which may be the exact thing you need to discuss with someone you trust.

If you’re having a hard time opening your mouth, a personalized astrological reading can show you how to let the thoughts and ideas flow.

Planetary Locations During May 17 – May 23, 2021

  • Sun: Taurus (April 21st, 2021 – May 20th, 2021), Gemini (May 21st, 2021 – June 20th, 2021)
  • Mercury: Gemini (May 3rd, 2021 – July 11th, 2021)
  • Venus: Gemini (May 8th, 2021 – June 2nd, 2021)
  • Mars: Cancer (April 23rd, 2021 – June 11th, 2021)
  • Jupiter: Pisces (May 13th – July 28th, 2021)
  • Saturn: Aquarius (December 17th, 2020 – March 7th, 2023)
  • Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25th, 2026)
  • Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30th, 2025)
  • Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20th, 2024)

Daily Astrology Snapshots for May 17 – May 23, 2021

Monday, May 17

Sun

Taurus – The Sun continues its course in grounded, motivating Taurus, encouraging you to focus on work as well as play. This is an excellent time to connect with Mother Nature, infusing your spirit with healing energy and positivity.

Moon

Cancer – The Cancer Moon increases sensitivity and heightens intuition. This would be a great day to get in touch with your emotions.

Astrological Aspect

Sun in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn – This transit increases your magnetism and expands your influence over others, making this a great day to persuade others with your brilliant ideas.

Tuesday, May 18

Sun

Taurus

Moon

Leo – A Leo Moon is a sign to connect with your inner child and allow them to come out and play. Be creative, run outside, or watch a movie from your childhood that brings you joy.

Astrological Aspect

Moon in Leo sextile Mercury in Gemini – This transit brings a sense of fun and excitement to conversations, encouraging you to engage in more chit-chat than deep, philosophical discussions.

So have fun with your interactions today!

Wednesday, May 19

Sun

Taurus

Moon

Leo – 2nd Quarter Moon

Astrological Aspect

Venus in Gemini trine Saturn in Aquarius – Romance is at the forefront of your mind today, and it’s easier for you to share your passion with a partner – or express your interest in a crush.

Be bold today.

Read next: How Do I Navigate Love with Venus in Gemini?

Thursday, May 20

Sun

Gemini – The Sun moves into Gemini, marking the beginning of Gemini season and bringing lighthearted excitement to the table. Let your creativity and expressive self shine this month!

Moon

Virgo – The Waxing Gibbous in Virgo brings clarity to our emotions. Allow yourself to be more tolerant of the imperfections in your life, as when we invest our emotions too deeply into perfectionism, we never live up to our own expectations.

Astrological Aspect

Sun moving into Gemini – Gemini season is here! Keep yourself busy. New ideas will be flowing.

Read this: Freshen Up Your Living Space for Gemini Season

Friday, May 21

Sun

Gemini

Moon

Virgo

Astrological Aspect

Sun in Gemini square Jupiter in Pisces – Optimism and confidence are in the air today. Hold your head high, and don’t be afraid to put your ideas out there in the world.

Saturday, May 22

Sun

Gemini

Moon

Libra – The Libra Moon reflects the social, intellectual energy of the Sun in Gemini, making it even easier to express yourself today. Let the ideas flow naturally.

Astrological Aspect

Mercury in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces – This influence can cause metal fog and even confusion. It’s best to spend some time in the morning meditating and clearing the mind.

Sunday, May 23

Sun

Gemini

Moon

Libra

Astrological Aspect

Saturn retrograde in Aquarius – This transit says, “Slow down, take your time.” Try not to rush to conclusions or push yourself too hard right now, but rather stop and smell the metaphorical roses.

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

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We all know that with the right tools and intent comes a lot of power—and if you haven’t already, you may want to consider making some magic with crystals and incense.

Both in life and in all spiritual workings, making choices with intention goes a long way.

In life, we can intentionally choose people, careers, hobbies, and passions that light our inner fires and bring us peace. And in our spiritual practices, we can choose tools that resonate with what we want to call into our lives (like love or abundance) or what we want to expel (like toxicity or negativity).

Making sure that you’re using tools that properly align with those goals can often really be key to success! But with crystals and incense tools with such varieties and uses, it can be hard to know what is really right for you.

Got your intention ready? Or even just a curiosity for this cleansing combination on your mind? Keep reading to explore your options and discover the magic that can be made with these powerful objects.

Why Combine Crystals & Incense?

It’s not unheard of to combine spiritual tools for different results. For example, a card reader might not just use Tarot, but also Oracle, within a card reading, for that extra dose of insight.

But what about crystals and incense?

Crystals don the element of Earth, bringing in energies that can ground your needs in a very tangible way. For those that prefer physical representations of energies and their goals, crystals are an excellent companion to work with.

Incense can be a great representation of the element of Air, and as you tend to light this aromatic tool, it can also be a representative of Fire.

In other words, combining these two tools can create a well-rounded ritual or spiritual experience, enhancing your needs so long as you know how to maximize both of their potentials!

Read next: The Ultimate Guide to Crystal Healing

The Best Crystal & Incense Combos

How you ultimately choose to combine incense and crystals will depend on what your intent for their usage is. If you’re feeling stuck, here are a few combinations that we love!

1. Cleanse Your Space: Dragon’s Blood Incense & Selenite

Need a bit of a refresh in mind, body, or physical space?

Dragon’s blood has a wide variety of uses, but it can be one of the most potent energetic cleansers as well. And if you still feel like it’s not enough, pair it up with some selenite for one of the deepest cleanses you’ll ever need!

Selenite can often be used to clear spiritual blockages, especially relating to the Third Eye, so you’ll be able to hit all the necessary spots with both Dragon’s blood incense and selenite combined.

2. Call in Love: Rose Incense & Rose Quartz

Looking for crystals or incense to bring in some love and romance? Rose incense is considered to be deeply connected to matters of the heart, helping us clear out the old and call in only the purest forms of love.

Coupled with rose quartz, a crystal of self-love and positivity, your spiritual workings focused on matters of the heart are sure to be successful.

Learn more about Rose Quartz: The Best Heart Healing Crystal

3. Make Some Money Magic: Pine Incense & Citrine

Perhaps love was not the first priority on your list, but instead some abundance and financial flow.

Pine incense will support a healthy, prosperous, and sustainable financial energy. Its focus on longevity and foundation, combined with the joyous and lucky citrine, will create a combo that brings forth the best of both worlds.

You’ll have both the entrepreneurial and ambitious spirit needed to get the job done, but also the long-term thinking and supportive foundation you need to make it all last.

4. Protect Your Energy: Cinnamon Incense & Obsidian

Sometimes it’s not just about cleansing or calling new things in, but also protecting what is ours already.

Cinnamon incense is a wonderful agent for protection, recalling properties like warmth and home. With its ties to the element of Fire, it is easily one of the more powerful scents for protection.

Combine this powerful incense with obsidian, an equally protective stone that has ties to the Root chakra, further supporting our ability to ground and protect.

Combining Creatively & Intentionally

Getting results with your crystal and incense combos is really only half the job.

More than simply creating pairings that you can work effectively, combining crystals and incense is a practice that involves a lot of creativity and intentionality. Of course, this is true for most spiritual practices!

Because of this, it’s important that you feel comfortable experimenting and finding out what actually works for you and your needs. Don’t be afraid to try new things and put your own creative flair into your practice!

Continue your journey: 5 Simple Ways to Clear Energy in Your Home

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Did you know that there is a way to improve your love life with the Chinese Zodiac?

You might know you’re a clever Monkey or a fierce Tiger; you might be aware you were born in the year of the gentle Rabbit or the hardworking Ox.

But the Chinese Zodiac is so much more than just the sign you were born under!

When harnessing the power of the lunar calendar, we can dive deeper into our emotions and get better insight into our love life. So when searching for a way to add the spark back into your love life, look no further than Chinese Astrology.

Just as in the Western zodiac, the Chinese Zodiac has love compatibility. In the same way that a Libra and Aquarius are traditionally compatible, the same goes for members of the Chinese Zodiac, depending on which of the four trines they are in.

Your Chinese Zodiac & Your Love Life

Read on to find out more about your Chinese Zodiac sign and how you can improve your love life with the wisdom of Eastern astrology!

Let your birth year’s animal representative lead the way to your perfect partner.

Rat

You are most compatible with other members of the First Trine, the Dragon, and Monkey. You also get along with those who have the Dragon and Monkey as their ascendants.

As a Rat, you can be very shrewd, so you and your partner must be honest with each other at all times in relationships. Things can quickly descend into mind games on both sides. A fundamental key to improving your love life is to be open and honest about what you think and feel, no matter how uncomfortable it may be to do so at the time.

Don’t know your rising sign in Chinese Astrology? Discover your ascendant sign.

Ox

You are most compatible with other members of the Second Trine, the Snake, and Rooster. You also get along with those who have the Snake and Rooster as their ascendants.

As an Ox, you are hardworking and diligent. It would help if you had someone who respects your sense of ambition. At the same time, someone who is not afraid to tell you when they think you are in the wrong is important.

Mutual respect is essential in your love life. If you feel this is not happening, it is important to discuss your needs and wants with your significant other and lay down some ground rules when necessary.

Tiger

You are most compatible with other members of the Third Trine, the Horse, and Dog. You also get along with those who have the Horse and Dog as their ascendants.

As a Tiger, you are adventurous and bold. You require a partner who is willing to accompany you on your adventures and respect your freedom.

Clingy partners are a turn-off for you. At the same time, you can be jealous and possessive. It is essential that your partner soothes your fears and is sensitive to your needs. Mind games and unwarranted criticism spell doom in a relationship. Improving your love life can take patience and introspection.

It is important, to be honest with yourself and recognize your own shortcomings.

Rabbit

You are most compatible with other members of the Fourth Trine, the Goat, and the Pig. You also get along with those who have the Goat and Pig as their ascendants.

As a Rabbit, you want a peaceful life. You’re not interested in anything unpredictable, and a partner who is too demanding or difficult is draining for you. It is important for a happy love life that your partner shares your dream and vision of a happy home because you like to settle down.

Conflict is a big no-no for you, so someone who can work things out amicably with you is important.

Read this next: The Best Way to Relieve Stress, Based on Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

Dragon

You are most compatible with other members of the Fourth Trine, the Rat, and Monkey. You also get along with those who have the Rat and Monkey as their ascendants.

As a Dragon, you are a powerful and strong character which requires an equally strong partner. It will be difficult for you to respect someone who comes across as too meek, so mutual respect is an important component of your relationship.

To improve your love life, you need to have wind-down time with your partner. You can’t be on the go all the time! Weekends away or romantic dinners, for example, are a priority in your relationship to keep the flame burning bright.

Snake

You are most compatible with other members of the Second Trine, the Ox, and Rooster. You also get along with those who have the Ox and Rooster as their ascendants.

As a Snake, you are intelligent and also sometimes secretive. You value your space and privacy, and it is important for you to have a partner who understands this about you. You don’t need to be joined at the hip; you want mutual respect.

If you feel you are being suffocated in a relationship, you are likely to withdraw. Being more open with your feelings is the best way to strengthen your bond with your significant other.

Horse

You are most compatible with other members of the Third Trine, the Tiger, and Dog. You also get along with those who have the Tiger and Dog as their ascendants.

As a Horse, you are freedom-loving and independent. You require someone who is equally as independent as you. A partner-in-crime is your ideal relationship type, someone who will stand by your side as both a lover and an ally.

You need your space, so it is important for you to have someone who understands this. To improve your love life, be mindful of others’ feelings. Ironically, you value teamwork, yet sometimes you can go off and do your own thing without consulting your significant other. Communication is an important aspect of your relationship.

Goat

You are most compatible with other members of the Fourth Trine, the Rabbit, and the Pig. You also get along with those who have the Rabbit and Pig as their ascendants.

As a Goat, you are creative and dreamy. Therefore, you need to be with someone who understands and respects your creative side. At the same time, it benefits you to be with someone who is grounded and down to earth to help bring balance to your ethereal nature. Improving your love life includes taking a look at your own shortcomings, as well as others.

Open conversation about each others’ flaws leads to a stronger relationship all around.

Monkey

You are most compatible with other members of the First Trine, the Rat, and Dragon. You also get along with those who have the Rat and Dragon as their ascendants.

As a Monkey, you are intelligent and quick-witted. It is important for you to be with someone who can match you on an intellectual and mental level, or you may become bored. To improve your relationship, be mindful of your words’ effect on others; sometimes, you can be hurtful without meaning to be! Be open to others’ opinions and the value in them.

Ensure that you speak honestly and make your needs known to your partner. Communicating candidly will help you build a strong relationship.

Rooster

You are most compatible with other members of the Second Trine, the Ox, and Snake. You also get along with those who have the Ox and Snake as their ascendants.

As a Rooster, you are pragmatic and outspoken. You believe in your opinions, and you encourage others to believe in them too. Sometimes you can be a little too forceful with your opinions! For a happy relationship, ensure to let everyone have their say. Others can become resentful if they feel they are not being heard.

Compromise is key to a positive and fulfilling relationship.

Related article: The Best & Worst Characteristics of Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

Dog

You are most compatible with other members of the Third Trine, the Tiger, and Horse. You also get along with those who have the Tiger and Horse as their ascendants.

As a Dog, you are loyal and devoted. When you find ‘the one,’ you will stay by their side, no matter what. Sometimes, however, you can be indecisive or prone to excessive worry. For a happy relationship, it is essential you are with someone who soothes your fears and does not play mind games.

Open and honest communication is key. You may refrain from speaking your mind sometimes, but the more honesty there is in your relationship, the stronger it will become.

Pig

You are most compatible with other members of the Fourth Trine, the Rabbit, and Goat. You also get along with those who have the Rabbit and Goat as their ascendants.

As a Pig, you are good-natured and sweet. You enjoy your creature comforts, and you appreciate a lover who feels the same way. A happy relationship for you is not one filled with drama and conflict. It would help if you were with someone who understands your desire for peace and quiet.

Look for a partner who motivates and pushes you to improve. This will help balance out your tendency to become complacent.

Love is on the Horizon

Chinese Zodiac love compatibility is a handy thing to know about if you want to improve your love life!

The more we learn about our own Chinese Zodiac love style, the more we can attract a relationship that is great for us. Traditionally, looking at the compatibility of zodiac signs goes beyond love, helping us understand our relationships with our family, friends, and coworkers as well. So look to these tips to expand your platonic relationships as well.

Much of it comes from introspection and understanding who we are as people; this is something the Chinese Zodiac can provide us with!

This is the Year of the Metal Ox, the Ox being an animal that focuses on hard work and building. This year brings the opportunity to build positive love relationships and encourages us to work hard at what we want.

The race for love begins!

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Every month, the Moon speeds through all 12 of the zodiac signs and spends about two and a half days each month in each sign. This means the Moon is in your Rising sign for about two and a half days out of every month—but what does that mean for you?

No other planet moves as quickly as the Moon does, so no other planet tours all of the zodiac signs every month. It takes the rest of them at least a year!

This means the Moon will come in contact with every planet, house, and other bodies in your natal chart every month, including your Rising sign (also known as your Ascendant). So when it’s in contact with a part of your chart, it’s making that part of your birth chart more important for you at the moment.

Don’t know your Rising sign? Use the free birth chart calculator to find out!

The Moon in Astrology

The Moon governs emotions, and when moving through the signs, the transit Moon brings emotional focus to whatever it’s in contact with. As a result, our emotions may be more intense depending on the sign the Moon is in, leading us to be focused on different areas of our lives.

This doesn’t last long because the Moon moves so quickly, and you only get two to three days for the Moon to bring emotional attention to a certain part of your birth chart.

Understanding Your Rising Sign

Your Rising sign is the zodiac sign that was on the horizon at the moment you were born and the location you were born at. It usually corresponds to your first house.

The Rising sign is a part of the primal triad in astrology, including the Sun and Moon in a person’s natal chart. They are the foundation for you and your life, with the Sun ruling your true self, your Moon ruling your emotional self, and your Rising ruling your outer self.

How you come across when you first meet people or when you are in new situations is shown in the traits of your Rising sign. Those who know you best are the ones who see your Sun sign, and whenever you react emotionally to something, that’s when your Moon sign kicks in.

Because astrology separates your outer self with the Rising and your inner self with the Sun, this explains how most of us seem so different when first meeting. Unless you have your Sun and Rising in the same zodiac sign, you’re going to seem different at first from how you truly are.

An interesting thing about your Rising sign is that while there is a light/positive and dark/negative energy to every zodiac sign, we usually play up the light/positive of our Rising sign.

We do want to put our best foot forward, after all!

Check out: Sun, Moon, & Rising: Understanding the Primal Triad

The Transit Moon in Your Rising Sign

The transit Moon is in your Rising sign for two to three days every month. When the transit Moon is in your Rising sign, you may feel a compelling need to focus on yourself.

What do you want and need most now, and how can you take care of yourself emotionally? What are the most emotional situations you’re dealing with at the moment?

Because the Moon rules emotions, your emotions may be heightened when the Moon is in your Rising sign. You can be more outward with them and open about how you feel with others, even when you’re normally not.

Since your Rising sign connects with your 1st house, you can also focus on new beginnings. The 1st house governs the new, and this may be a time during the month when you’re working on getting something started, a new project, or a journey.

This may be something you work on for the few days the Moon is in your Rising sign, or it may be something you work on for the next month until the Moon is in your sign again.

4 Ways to Use the Moon in Your Rising Sign

1. Manifest New Beginnings

The best way to use the Moon in your Rising sign is to focus on a new beginning. Make plans for starting new projects and ventures beforehand, so you’re all ready to take the initiative when the Moon is in your Rising sign.

2. Connect to Your Emotions

This can be a good time to connect to yourself emotionally and show yourself emotional comfort and support. Since the Moon is ruled by Cancer and Aries rule the 1st house, when these elements connect, you’ll want to aim for things that make you passionate and things that connect you to your emotional inner world.

You may want to carve out time for the things you’re familiar with and let yourself relax emotionally.

3. Focus on Self-Improvement

It can also be a great few days to work on improving yourself. The energy is perfect for charging our desire for change and motion, so take full advantage of the extra boost you get when the Moon is in your Rising sign.

Focus on one thing you can tackle quickly, and get moving with it so you can get some momentum before the Moon changes signs.

4. Take a Step Outside Yourself

Since our Rising sign is what the world sees, this is a perfect opportunity to take a step out of our own shoes and into those who are meeting us. Are we told that we come across as stand-offish? What can we do to give off the first impression that we desire?

Work with these emotions to inspire personal growth and to better your future relationships and career prospects.

Your Rising Sign: New Moons & Full Moons

Every year, you’ll experience one to two New Moons and one to two Full Moons in your Rising sign.

A New Moon is Rising

A New Moon in your Rising sign is an amazing time for a new beginning, and this is something that can last for a year or longer.

Your energy will be higher, you will feel more enthusiastic, and new opportunities that help you make fresh starts and progress are on the table. It can be an exciting time, and you can be ready to go for it.

With a New Moon in your Rising sign, both the Sun and Moon are in your Rising sign, and this brings complete focus on what you want to do for yourself.

A Full Moon Blooms

A Full Moon in your Rising sign can bring out your emotions even stronger than usual. You may be a lot more sensitive and need to take care of yourself emotionally and have good boundaries in place.

If you’ve been doing things right, you can make major progress with a Full Moon in your Rising sign. This can lead to getting attention, and you can push forward more.

Full Moons are associated with endings, so this can also be a time when you see a major ending in your life. For example, you can finish a project or venture that has taken up a lot of your time, let go of a partnership, or drop a bad habit.

With a Full Moon in your Rising sign, the Sun is in your opposite sign, in your Descendant sign, while the Moon is in your Rising sign. There can be a greater need for balance and improved connections with others.

Check out: The Ultimate Guide to New Moons and The Ultimate Guide to Full Moons

Pay attention to the Moon!

You don’t have to wait long for the Moon to be in your Rising sign, so take advantage of it every month to kick off something new in your life.

Ensure to keep an eye on your daily horoscope to combine your new knowledge of Moon’s and Rising signs with the current Universal placements affecting you.

There’s a new opportunity around every door to use your birth chart for transformation.

So, be excited, and take the initiative!

Related article: What It Means When the Moon is in Your Sign

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Do you feel lost, in the dark, or confused about emotional situations in your life? Then this is the week to prepare yourself because secrets are being revealed, and hidden information is coming to light, helping you navigate those murky waters and find the light.

There’s a Full Moon and Lunar eclipse in the sign of Sagittarius on May 26th, bringing even more emotional and transformational energy than a typical Full Moon. In addition, this transit shines a spotlight on any issues that have remained hidden or covered, whether in relationships, situations, or even your career.

In the sign of Sagittarius, the Moon will be asking you to consider all the ways you can expand your mind, your experiences, and your worldview.

On May 29th, we have another major transit when Mercury goes retrograde, where it will remain until June 22nd.

This is a transit that gets a bad rap, but there’s actually quite a bit we can learn from it – as long as preparation is involved. During this transit, things like communication and interactions with technology can become more difficult.

So prepare yourself for the transit with lots of meditation, chakra cleansing, and working with aquamarine – a stone of communication that’s perfect for sailing through Mercury retrograde.

Mercury retrograde is also a great time for reflection – thinking about the past and healing past pains or traumas. This is a great time to take a break and let yourself heal.

May 24 – 30 is a Week to Reflect, Relax, & Heal

This Full Moon may bring big emotions to the forefront, but this will not cause major upheaval in our worlds; they’re merely there to guide you toward a path of healing. Try to lean into these feelings instead of avoiding them. Allow yourself to sink into them and learn from them.

This is a fantastic time to perform a Full Moon ritual, letting go of any grudges or upsets that you may have been burdened by in the last month.

Next, we couldn’t avoid this major transit, even if we wanted to.

Mercury retrograde returns in Gemini, providing us the opportune time to revisit, rethink, and reflect.

This transit encourages you to spend a little time with your head in the clouds, thinking about the lessons you’ve learned in this life and how you want to apply them. This is a great time to write about your thoughts and feelings, allowing yourself to contemplate.

If you’re feeling emotionally overwhelmed, a personalized astrological reading can help you find the balance you seek.

Planetary Locations During May 24 – May 30, 2021

  • Sun: Gemini (May 20th, 2021 – June 20th, 2021)
  • Mercury: Gemini (May 3rd, 2021 – July 11th, 2021)
  • Venus: Gemini (May 8th, 2021 – June 1st, 2021)
  • Mars: Cancer (April 23rd, 2021 – June 11th, 2021)
  • Jupiter: Pisces (May 13th – July 28th, 2021)
  • Saturn: Aquarius (December 17th, 2020 – March 7th, 2023)
  • Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25th, 2026)
  • Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30th, 2025)
  • Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20th, 2024)

Daily Astrology Snapshots for May 24 – May 30, 2021

Monday, May 24

Sun

Gemini – The Gemini Sun continues to bring inspired thought, creativity, and a social vibe to the forefront of your mind. Consider expressing yourself through writing or another artistic activity that speaks to you.

Moon

Scorpio – A Scorpio Moon can signal intense emotions, but it also asks you to look inward and examine the psyche. This is the perfect energy for astrological and tarot readings.

Astrological Aspect

Moon In Scorpio Opposite Uranus In Taurus – Restless and rebellious energy will influence you to push against the norms. While it’s fun to take risks, lean into the energy of Uranus in Taurus to keep yourself realistic and grounded.

Read next: What to Expect This Gemini Season (& It Isn’t What You Think)

Tuesday, May 25

Sun

Gemini

Moon

Scorpio

Astrological Aspect

Moon in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn – This transit brings deep feelings to the surface. If you work with this energy rather than against it, it can make bonds and connections with others even deeper.

Wednesday, May 26

Sun

Gemini

Moon

Sagittarius

Astrological Aspect

Full Moon and Lunar eclipse in Sagittarius – This is an intense Full Moon that illuminates feelings or situations that may have been hidden. Practice a Full Moon ritual, releasing any feelings, relationships, or habits that no longer serve you.

Discover eclipses: The Ultimate Guide to Lunar & Solar Eclipses

Thursday, May 27

Sun

Gemini

Moon

Sagittarius

Astrological Aspect

Venus in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces – Feelings of insecurity or a lack of confidence are possible under this planetary influence. Start the day with positive affirmations to set a foundation of self-love and security.

Friday, May 28

Sun

Gemini

Moon

Capricorn – The Capricorn Moon brings pleasant feelings regarding work and your career. This is a great day to get a few things done; hard work boosts your confidence today.

Astrological Aspect

Moon in Capricorn trine Uranus in Taurus – This transit encourages you to seek excitement and adventure. Try to find a way to shake things up or try something new today.

Saturday, May 29

Sun

Gemini

Moon

Capricorn

Astrological Aspect

Mercury goes retrograde in Gemini begins – Mercury retrograde can cause hiccups in everyday situations, like conversations or technological transactions. Try to center yourself and find balance when possible during this transit.

Read this article next: 10 Myths About Mercury Retrograde

Sunday, May 30

Sun

Gemini

Moon

Aquarius – An Aquarius Moon helps you engage your individuality and let your eccentric side shine. Be yourself today!

Astrological Aspect

Moon In Aquarius square Uranus In Taurus Energies clash, causing tension between our emotional motivations and our Taurean creature comforts. This can cause restlessness. Listen to your instincts.

You don’t have to do everything in one day.

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


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Gemini season will finally be taking us out of the Earthy sign of the Bull — in other words, the Sun is moving out of Taurus and into Mutable Gemini!

Witty, intelligent, and curious, Gemini brings a sociable and enthusiastic spirit to our astrological landscape. Whether it’s through cracking open a book on a foreign topic or calling up an old friend for a long chat, there are many ways to channel Gemini energy into your life.

However, whether or not you yourself are a Gemini Sun sign, each of us has a little Gemini within us in our birth chart.

What do your Gemini placements mean for you?

Make sure to use the free birth chart generator to find your Gemini placements!

Exploring Gemini: The Twins

Coming after grounded and reliable Taurus, Gemini is the third zodiac sign in our 12 sign cycle. Gemini teaches us more about our connection with the mind and communication (whereas Taurus explores sensuality and physical matters).

Gemini sports a Mutable quality, being easily changeable and prone to flexibility and a lighthearted, free-spiritedness. And as an Air sign, Gemini is even more prone than its other Mutable peers to be sociable, outgoing, slightly flighty, and unpredictable.

So, yes, there is a little bit of mischief embedded in the heart of a Gemini!

However, while Geminis can be known for being a bit chaotic and hard to read at times, they’re also likely the first to make you feel included in a foreign group setting or initiate an interesting conversation.

At the end of the day, their pursuit for knowledge and fun can make any seemingly humdrum task the next exciting, big event!

The Impact of Gemini Season

Gemini season, just like all other zodiac seasons revolving around the Sun, will last for around a month (May 20th – June 20th).

If you felt too rooted down and restricted by the Earthy Taurus season, now is time to take flight, get a little weird, and ask big questions. Gemini at heart is a curious sign, and its energy can prompt us to flights of fancy. You might wish to take up new areas of study or initiate exciting new relationships.

You can best see how Gemini season will affect you by noting where Gemini is in your natal chart.

As the signs will align, you will be able to really take advantage of its intellectual and curious capabilities where it falls in your own birth chart!

Discover: What to Expect During Gemini Season (& It Isn’t What You Think)

Gemini in Your Birth Chart: The Planets

First, check to see where the witty twins land in the planets of your birth chart. These can have a major impact on core pieces of your personality and who you are as a person!

Sun, Moon, & Rising in Gemini

Any of these placements can lead to an extremely prominent Gemini energy within you.

The Sun, representing the ego and a core piece of the self, would reflect Gemini energy in multiple facets of life.

With this placement, your core personality is built around three pillars:

  • Communication
  • Variety
  • Intellect

Spoken communication is key to who you are, and diving into intellectual pursuits helps feed your need for stimulating conversation. When things get boring, you like to switch it up. Variety keeps you running smoothly.

Your personality is magnetic, and you have a unique ability to connect with others, no matter their background.

The Moon, governing emotion and your inner world, allows you to connect with Gemini in the emotional space.

When your Moon is in Gemini, you will generally have high self-confidence and a desire to impress others. This can work well in many social circles but can leave a Gemini Moon believing that their worth is only based on whether they are cool or not.

Boredom is your biggest fear, and opening up will be a struggle for you, but when you connect… you connect.

With a Gemini Rising, the traits are projected outwards, making it a noticeable part of who you are to others around you.

You appear talkative, open-minded, socially aware, and inviting. This is a placement where the Gemini charm really shines, Gemini Ascendants attract people through their striking physical features and attractive energy. Those who first meet you will be drawn in by your contagious energy. They get the impression that you are genuine and bright, if not a bit scattered.

Mercury in Gemini

If you have a Gemini Mercury, you are truly blessed with the gift of gab! This placement is known as holding an essential dignity, as Mercury rules over Gemini.

You are a skilled communicator with a genuine desire to listen, listen, and share. This placement makes great teachers and journalists and, in general, enhances your life wherever there is a pressing need for a strong speaker.

Venus in Gemini

Venus in Gemini highlights the typical qualities of Gemini but in love and relationships.

With this placement, you can be eager to connect with many but have difficulty finding deep emotional intimacy in stricter commitments. However, with time and enough excitement within the right connection, you can make any relationship a permanent roller coaster of fun.

Mars in Gemini

With Mars in Gemini, the energy of the twins is prominent with your drive and ambition.

As the planet of will and passion, Mars shows us how we pursue things. With Mars in Gemini, you have to really be interested in what you’re going after, or else you’ll have no fuel in your tank.

While your energy may seem scattered and unpredictable externally, it is merely that you can only genuinely pursue what you find truly intellectually engaging.

Jupiter in Gemini

As the planet of expansion, luck, and opportunity, it’s with Jupiter in Gemini that you use the power of the twins to your advantage.

You may find positive luck and opportunity for growth most in areas where you have the ability to learn and communicate. With Jupiter in Gemini, you are encouraged to use your versatility and intellect to create positive momentum in your life.

Saturn in Gemini

Saturn can seem like a bit of a party pooper, putting a damper on some of the best qualities of any sign.

So with Saturn in Gemini, you can actually see where you might find difficulty and limitation. Themes of communication and lessons of difficult discussions may boomerang around to you again and again. But once those lessons are learned, this placement can be one of the strongest assets in honing your communicative capabilities too.

Uranus in Gemini

Older folks (spanning most of the 1940s) may have Uranus in Gemini, born fittingly when computers were first built, and significant technological advancements were made.

This generation is filled with Renaissance people who are good at many things instead of being the master of one.

Curiosity and knowledge are at the forefront of this group. If you’re part of this group, you’re one of these people that can innovate and invent, especially if those advancements help us communicate and create bridges for discussion.

Neptune & Pluto in Gemini

Neptune and Pluto were last in Gemini in the 1800s and very early 1900s, making this a fairly unlikely placement for those in the present day. However, this generation would be focused on making waves through communication and intellectual advancements!

Chiron in Gemini

Chiron shows us where we hold some of the deepest wounds.

With Chiron in Gemini, you may actually have a soft spot when it comes to the topics of expressing yourself and discovery of knowledge. Perhaps you were made to feel inadequate in these areas, but in truth, it is typically just that you have an unconventional way of communication and processing information.

Read next: The Best Crystals to Use in Gemini Season

Gemini in Your Birth Chart: The Houses

Even if you have no planets in Gemini, you can still see where the energy of the twins lands in your chart through your houses!

One of your natal houses should fall in Gemini (depending on the house system, some may have more than one; and some may have none)!

Gemini in the 1st House

If your 1st house is in Gemini, the qualities of this unpredictable and outgoing sign are projected outwards.

Even if you don’t feel like a Gemini internally, others tend to see you as someone who exudes intellectual and communicative competence. As a result, you can be the life of the party and the one who seems to run the discussion of any group conversation.

Gemini in the 2nd House

If your 2nd house is in Gemini, you are inventive and adaptable when it comes to making income.

As the 2nd house rules over assets, you can use the innovative qualities of Gemini to your advantage when it comes to finding streams of financial income. You may feel inclined to juggling multiple sources of making money because of this.

Gemini in the 3rd House

If your 3rd house is in Gemini, your gift of gab is especially highlighted as it is emphasized in the house that Gemini actually rules over!

You may be especially adept at sharing your message and more highly sociable than most. Of course, communication is important to you, but if you’re not careful, you can also just as easily find yourself in the center of drama or a heated debate.

Gemini in the 4th House

If your 4th house is in Gemini, your foundations and sense of home will be structured around the qualities of Gemini.

This can be a bit of a difficult placement as it can make home and personal foundations more unpredictable and unconventional than most. Still, it also can give you the ability to find a home in nontraditional settings and circumstances.

Gemini in the 5th House

If your 5th house is in Gemini, the qualities of the twins can come out in love and with your hobbies. There may be a dramatic flair to how you choose to express yourself, and you may even feel called towards the spotlight.

And in love, you’ll want a partner that can keep up with your fast pace and love for intellectual stimulation.

Gemini in the 6th House

If your 6th house is in Gemini, you can take an intellectual and innovative approach to health and wellness, as well as how you choose to serve others.

With Gemini in the 6th house, you could feel dedicated to using communicative capabilities to serve wider communities. However, you might also find that your relationship with your body and how you maintain it can be a little unpredictable, as you can get bored easily with too much routine.

Gemini in the 7th House

If your 7th house is in Gemini, you may find it difficult to settle down immediately. Commitment to one person or thing does not come easily to this placement.

However, if you can find a close circle of friends or a partner that understands your desire for change and creating new waves semi-frequently, you’ll be able to create a fun and exciting environment in all of your relationships.

Gemini in the 8th House

With the 8th house in Gemini, all things superficial lose meaning to you.

As the 8th house is the house of inheritances and the occult, you can often seek out unconventional methods of acquiring finances, as well as finding comfort in delving into strange topics or nontraditional fields of knowledge.

Read next: Top 7 Myths About Gemini

Gemini in the 9th House

If your 9th house is in Gemini, you may feel especially called to communicate and learn within foreign territory.

Different cultures and languages may especially appeal to you, whether or not you physically travel to them. Additionally, discovering different life philosophies and spiritual teachings can be particularly interesting to Gemini in the 9th house.

Gemini in the 10th House

If your 10th house is in Gemini, you express the traits of the twins in your career and professional life.

Sometimes, it can be difficult for Gemini in the 10th house to settle down on just one career path. A fast-paced, changing work environment is most desirable, especially if it allows you to exercise your self-expression skills and teach you things while on the job.

Gemini in the 11th House

With the 11th house in Gemini, this sign’s adaptable and innovative qualities are especially highlighted in an equally communication-focused house.

Using your strong networking skills is highly encouraged to find community, as you branch out to many different areas of life and create a variety of connections.

Gemini in the 12th House

If your 12th house is in Gemini, you may have a harder time thinking before you speak.

With the dreamy and otherworldly qualities of the 12th house at play, you’re more inclined than other Gemini house placements to say whatever is on your mind at the moment and can have difficulty expressing yourself properly even though you very much want to.

Embracing the Gemini Within

All zodiac signs are within us in one way or another, including Gemini! So you can use Gemini season to tap into your Gemini energy now that you know where your energy falls within the sign of the twins and how it affects you on a more intimate level.

If you’re a Gemini, follow your horoscope, and for everyone, make use of the astrology calendar to keep track of when Gemini season starts and ends and where other transits may be impacting this special season.

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Are you ready? Are you really ready?

Prepare for take-off because there is a mighty powerful Super Blood Moon coming up, also known as a Lunar eclipse. It will grace our skies on May 26th, so you have a few days to prepare for this.

This includes engaging in a Full Moon ritual, and as this is no ordinary Full Moon. Combined with the fact that this upcoming Full Moon is a Blood Moon (easily recognizable because it is reddish in color) and a Supermoon, you don’t want to waste this energy!

Supermoons tend to be more potent energetically than Full Moons. The Supermoon looks red because the Moon, Sun, and Earth are almost perfectly aligned with one another. It is a time when the Moon is closest to the Earth.

On a spiritual level, it has a lot of significance for us. If you keep track of your life using a Moon diary, you’ll probably notice that unexpected events tend to happen during the Full Moon; it could be a revelation of something, something shocking in your relationships, a change in direction for you.

Anything can happen during the Full Moon.

During a Blood Moon, this energy is even more powerful!

Preparing for the Blood Moon

The Blood Moon signifies a time of new beginnings, endings, and clean slates. It’s during the energy of this Moon that we tie up any loose ends and prepare for a new journey.

But what does it mean when it’s in the sign of Sagittarius?

As a Mutable Fire sign, Sagittarius is concerned with adventure, learning, telling new stories, and living for the moment. Therefore, it is entirely possible that during this Supermoon, you will desire brand new experiences that go against your usual routine.

Sagittarius is also an honest sign, so don’t be surprised if you end up spilling your feelings out. This could either make or break a relationship, cause you to leave a job, or drive you to reveal how you feel about someone (which could appear totally out of the blue!)

5 Rituals for This Sagittarius Full Blood Moon

All in all, quite a dramatic time. In short, Sagittarius energy is about freedom. Therefore, the rituals below are designed to help you work with Sagittarius energy during this Blood Moon.

Let’s start with the first one, affirmations!

1. Sagittarius Energy Affirmations

This is an easy one that takes minimal time but can have a powerful effect. When trying to channel the energy of this lunar event, we must put in the first bits of effort to spark the change we desire. Get your goals or inspiration going by creating personalized Sagittarius-infused affirmations.

First, think of a question that inspires you towards change in your daily life. Sagittarian experimental, direct, philosophical, and adventurous energy is best explored here, take that and apply it to your life.

Some examples of questions are…

  • What do I need to be more honest about in my life?
  • What areas of my life are boring me, and how can I make a change?
  • What other interests can I explore?
  • What relationships are no longer stimulating me?

Then, when you have come up with your question, think of a positive affirmation to counter it.

If, for example, you asked yourself what you need to be more honest about, and you came to the conclusion you should be more honest with yourself about not allowing yourself enough time to relax, your affirmation could be, “I give myself permission to relax more often.”

Or, if you’re asking what other interests you can explore, your affirmation could be, “I am actively expanding my interests and welcoming change.”

There, you have your ritual! Set aside some time for you, and repeat the affirmation to yourself throughout the day under this Blood Moon. You may be surprised at just how easy you find it to relax from thereon!

Not sure where to direct your energy? Try this Blood Moon Tarot Spread

2. Releasing Toxic Energy Ritual

Blood Moons are linked to releasing what no longer serves us to move forward, and Sagittarian energy allows us to embrace optimism. So depending on who you are, there are a few ways that you can use this energy to release any toxicity lingering around you.

You can release toxic energy by…

  • Practicing breathwork. Breathe in for 7 seconds and release for 7 seconds. Repeat this several times while visualizing what needs to be released in your life.
  • Writing it down. Write down what is creating or fostering the toxic energy in your life and then burn it or tear it up. This action permits you to release it.

3. Full Moon Nature Bathing

If you can get out among nature, this one is for you! Full Moon nature bathing involves finding a spot among nature – such as the park, woods, or by a river – and just walking under the lunar energies, as it can be done during the day or at night.

What is important is that you are connecting to nature. If it’s nice enough out, try removing your shoes and stepping mindfully in some grass or other terrain.

Sagittarius is a sign of freedom and expansion, so by nature bathing, you are letting your mind, body, and soul roam free as you absorb the lunar rays.

Don’t be surprised if flashes of inspiration occur to you while you are doing this!

4. Supermoon Cord-Cutting Spell

You may have seen the cord-cutting spell trending on sites like Twitter and Tiktok recently due to its personal and intriguing nature. A ritual that requires no witchy background, this “spell” allows you to break off ties to things that are holding you back.

A Supermoon cord-cutting spell is where you speak words to the Universe and request that it helps you cut ties with whatever in your life needs releasing.

Under Sagittarius energy, this helps you to break the chains that bind you. While any color of candle you have on hand works, with Sagittarian energy floating around us, white or blue candles will help us find clarity under this Blood Moon.

You can use the following spell or make up your own:

I ask the Universe and highest good to cut cords in my life with (insert name of person, place, situation, etc.) so that I may achieve my full potential and be free to explore myself and this life without toxic energy holding me back. I ask that anything that is not beneficial for my soul should be released from me to move forward in accordance with the will of my soul.

5. Tea Elixir Supermoon Ritual

For tea lovers, this one is for you!

Here you make yourself a cup of tea. Herbal teas, such as dandelion, burdock, and mugwort, are good, though green and white work just as well.

If you really want to go all-out, go for Chaga tea, which takes an hour to brew on very low heat (and is known as the “King of Mushrooms” by the shamans, who believe it stimulates the pineal gland and helps you connect with yourself at a deeper level).

Once your tea is brewed, find a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed, light a candle and sip your tea. As you sip, close your eyes and think of Sagittarius energy and what it means for you: freedom, expansion, and adventure.

Think about the areas of your life that you need to be more courageous or bolder. Next, think about areas that you feel have become dull and lackluster. Finally, think of interests and topics that you would like to learn about.

Tea leaves (and mushroom tea like Chaga) come directly from the Earth, and when we take them into our bodies, we are helping to connect with the Earth and, by doing so, connect with ourselves.

Read this next: A Cup of Tea for Each Zodiac Sign

Let’s Channel the Moon

As the Blood Supermoon in Sagittarius approaches, think of areas of your life that Sagittarius energy affects: adventure, expansion, learning, and teaching. You may find in the build-up to the Supermoon, and these areas are naturally highlighted to your attention.

Pick one, or several, of these rituals to engage in. It is true we can feel the effects of Supermoon energy, even if we don’t engage in a ritual, but a ritual helps us connect even more to the lunar powers, and, as such, we can reap its benefits.

Remember, the Moon isn’t just a light shining down on us on a dark night. It is there to guide us in more ways than one.

The Blood Moon wants to help you become the best of yourself. So let it help you, and you will be amazed by what happens!

Want more? How to Make Moon Water for Full Moon Rituals

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We all tend to be familiar with the ever-looming (and perhaps dreaded) existence of Mercury retrograde. But are you ready for its double-barreled transit through Mutable Gemini?

Gemini season itself, which starts on May 20th, places us firmly in its expressive and intellectual energy. Venus also already happens to be sitting in this unpredictable sign, granting us Gemini’s communicative but flighty energy in the realm of relationships.

And finally, Mercury has been in Gemini since May 3rd of this year, so we’re already quite familiar with its effects thus far.

So, you may have worked out a routine or flow that works for you with this Gemini energy. A retrograde, however, can spin things on its head, so we must understand its effects on this particular planet and sign.

Let’s dig a little deeper into what it all means and then determine what steps you might want to take to wrestle with this strange transit.

What is Mercury Retrograde in Gemini?

From May 29th to June 22nd, we’ll be experiencing the effects of Mercury retrograde in Gemini — that’s right… almost a whole month, with heightened Gemini energy to boot.

Mercury retrograde in Gemini is especially potent because Gemini is actually right at home with its ruling planet, Mercury. However, because of a retrograde signaling backward movement, the energy comes out… well, backward.

The typical strengths of Mercury in Gemini are subdued and internal in retrograde, turning its communicative, witty, and outgoing qualities upside-down.

Instead, exes may make a return (yes, this is kind of backward too), and you may feel more inclined to pick up a pen and paper to journal more than your phone to text. So, sure, the core elements of communication and thought we would expect with Mercury in Gemini are still present, but they may take a different form.

It may seem strange and uncomfortable, but it’s not actually all that bad.

When we know what to expect with a retrograde, we can know how to manage it properly — and possibly even take advantage of it.

Get in the know about this year’s upcoming retrogrades: A Complete Guide to 2021 Retrogrades

How to Stay Optimistic With Mercury Retrograde in Gemini

Now that you’re familiar with what Mercury retrograde in Gemini is and what it might look like, you may be ready to note some strategies and attitudes that will make your retrograde experience much more smooth sailing.

Here are some strategies for navigating the tense parts of this transit period.

1. Creative Communication: Writing Galore & More

Having a hard time getting the words out verbally? Unfortunately, a side effect of Mercury retrograde is often that feeling of stunted communication.

Especially with Mercury retrograde in Gemini, we may have the impulse to share our thoughts but not actually have the words we need to do that. Rather than force yourself into uncomfortable communication, however, you can instead choose to roll with the internally-focused communicative energy.

What does that mean? It might look like creative writing or journaling or finding other creative communication methods within the arts.

You might have to think outside of the box when it comes to how this looks for you, but ultimately it is that creative spirit in the first place that’s important!

2. Digging Deep: Research & Discovery

The curious nature of Gemini often prompts us to ask big questions and embrace our intellectual side.

Rather than start up discussions with other people to find the answers, however, it might be worth it to put this energy towards contemplating those difficult questions on our own.

With Mercury retrograde, it’s not our intellectual impulses that are off-center here, but rather our inclination to find them in verbal discussion. So instead, crack open an interesting book or delve into untouched territory on the internet to find your answers.

Perhaps even some meditation and clearing of the mind may unexpectedly lead you to the inner peace you were looking for!

Make sure to read: 10 Myths About Mercury Retrograde

3. Review: Tie Up Loose Ends!

A well-known and prominent theme of Mercury retrogrades is the grand return of an ex-love or even ex-friends and people that you just once knew.

Love it or hate it, this is true for Mercury retrograde in Gemini too. Our communicative impulses are ignited but backward. However, rather than be the one to ignite the old spark, it’s often more productive to reflect and review the facts.

Let yourself analyze these past situations and come to new conclusions. Mercury retrogrades are also great for self-reflection when it comes to past events, and Gemini’s analytical skills can be a great assistant in staying as objective as possible.

4. Caution: Double (or Triple) Check Yourself

Finally, one of the best ways to maintain your peace with Mercury retrograde in Gemini is to double and triple-check your boxes.

Rather than fly off the rails, it’s going to be infinitely more worth it to think very carefully before you speak and double and triple-check that to-do list, even if you’re super sure you don’t forget that important thing.

With a bit of extra caution and a whole lot of care, Mercury retrograde in Gemini may not only be manageable but can teach you a thing or two about your own ability to err on the safe side.

Master This Mercury Retrograde!

With the right attitudes and strategies under your belt and an informed awareness of what lies ahead, you can be sure to make this Mercury retrograde one for the books.

Of course, there are always other resources available to you to make the rocky cosmic seas more navigable. It’s always worth noting how each transit affects your natal chart placements, particularly for the most well-rounded perspective.

You can also always check your daily horoscope for guidance during this retrograde period or check up on our astrology calendar to make sure you’re up to date on the latest astrology news!

Want more of a Mercury retrograde rundown? Read Your Ultimate Guide to Controversial Mercury Retrograde next.

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