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Doesn’t it feel like 2021 just flew by in a blink? Fall is officially upon us, and with just 80 days left for the year to end, it’s a great time to consider what else the stars have to offer us in 2021.

Scroll down to learn more about your 2021 zodiac predictions for what is left of the year and what exactly you can expect before the year ends.

What Has Happened in 2021 So Far?

There’s been a lot of team-spirited activity going on astrologically this year.

For starters, 2021 has seen rebellious Uranus (in Fixed Taurus) square off with tradition-loving Saturn in Aquarius. While the actual square is marked by three important dates, the entire year was sprinkled with the theme of this planetary war bringing transformational changes for many zodiac signs.

The cupid of the zodiac, Venus, will be going retrograde on December 19th, setting the stage for an interesting holiday season. If you hear back from an ex, remember to stay grounded while making the decision to let back this old flame of yours.

The mischievous messenger of the zodiac, Mercury, will be in retrograde (Hello, chaos!) for the last time this year between September 27th to October 18th, 2021.

How were your last two Mercury Retrogrades this year? This last one being in Libra, has its central theme around relationships. This makes for a great time to be re-evaluating where you stand in your relationships and how you can strive to make them healthier.

Brace yourself for the fall/winter eclipse season this year.

A Lunar Eclipse in Taurus on November 19th has a good chance of redefining what intense means for each of our zodiac signs. This November, we will be getting a feel for what will unfold in 2022 eclipses, all of which fall on the Scorpio-Taurus axis. Better start getting used to a whole new level of intense!

The December 4th Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius should bring completion to story themes that began earlier during the summer eclipses of this year.

Finally, Jupiter is hanging out in Aquarius for the rest of the year, putting a positive spin on reform and change at the grassroots level. From December 28th onwards, it moves into Pisces, so expect it to expand all-things-Pisces in your life.

2021 Predictions for the Zodiac Signs

Aries

With Saturn in your 11th house of network circles, Aries, this year might have felt like a giant ol’ social bonanza for all you rams.

Your Cardinal energy might have been expended in socializing, zoom calls, and making the most of professional networking. For the rest of the year, the November Lunar Eclipse brings a key focus on how you value your resources, wealth, and expenses. It’s all about that money, after all!

Plus, the December 4th Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius asks that you question the validity of your beliefs.

Taurus

Let’s just say it out loud, shall we, Taurus?

Coping with sudden change is not your favorite thing to do! A Fixed sign such as you, who is all about structure, plan, stability, consistency, might have had a challenging time this year with unpredictable Uranus in your sign driving its lightning bolt down onto you.

The last Uranus Saturn square on December 24th is the last one you will have to deal with in a while. Bet this planetary transit has made resilience your new last name this whole year. Ain’t that a good thing?!

You will be feeling this winter’s eclipse season (particularly the November 19th Lunar Eclipse in your own sign) to be extra intense. It will herald a powerful time to reflect and release whatever is not serving you.

But inhale and exhale (now do it two more times!) because, with newfound perspective and a new transformation, you can make the most of the year-end and step into 2022 as a whole new you!

Gemini

Mercury Retrograde affects you more so than other signs, Gemini. Watch out for chaos and miscommunication till October 18th. Also, know that you have a whole lot of Mutable energy, which gives you the ability to handle the sudden change at a moment’s notice.

The Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius helps you tie up loose ends with relationships and other 7th house-related themes that might have started summer of this year.

Plus, the last Saturn-Uranus square is likely to push you to re-evaluate your beliefs if you already haven’t. Out with the old Gemini!

Read this next: A Healing Crystal for Each Zodiac Sign

Cancer

We all love security and loads of money, don’t we, Cancer? But this winter, expect to receive clumps of cash.

Did you scream and shout yet? What are you waiting for?

The theme of Saturn in Aquarius makes you rethink and transform your values when it comes to inherited wealth and alternate sources of income. Additionally, all-things-hidden could be brought to the fore on December 24th when Uranus and Saturn meet for their final clash of this year.

By the end of the year, you would have transformed the 8th house matters (truth, sex, hidden mysteries, and hidden wealth) of your life to a considerable extent.

Leo

Love, partnerships, marriage, and long-term relationships may have been on your mind this year, Leo. Saturn, the taskmaster of the planets, has been hanging out in your 7th house of partnerships this year and might have made sure to re-examine where you stand with your relationships.

The final square off on December 24th is likely to be a big one on the relationship front for you. Expect to see some deep transformation in this area of your life.

Venus is going retrograde in your 6th house of work and daily routines on December 19th and will be asking you to revisit and revise your routines for the better, just in time for the holidays.

Virgo

From December 19th onwards, know that you will be heavily focused on matters of the heart, romance, and creativity thanks to the planet of love Venus going retrograde in Capricorn, your 5th house of pleasure.

You might hear back from an ex during this time, Virgo! Bet your reticent, introverted sign can’t wait for it to be over and done with already?

But chin up buttercup, any relationship awkwardness can be easily navigated thanks to the gas giant Jupiter getting ready to station himself in Pisces, your 7th house of relationships, on December 28th.

Libra

The third and final Mercury Retrograde of the year happens to be in your sign, Libra. We have to ask – How’s it going? Are your balances all thrown off? Fortunately, being an Air sign, we trust you have what it takes to navigate this chaotic mayhem.

With Saturn positioned in Aquarius, your 5th house might have put a strain on your ability to get onto dating apps and get some romance going in the air. This tension is likely to peak on December 24th, with the last and final Uranus-Saturn square of the year.

But with that being said, you can actually use Saturn’s patterns to your advantage. This planet’s energy in Aquarius, another Air sign, might leave you feeling lighter and brighter. Your outlook for this year’s end is bright, Libra!

Read next: 10 Myths about Mercury Retrograde

Scorpio

Intense – isn’t that your middle name, Scorpio?

This winter Lunar Eclipse in Taurus is intense and puts your focus straight on relationships.

Consider – what are some of your unhealthy thought patterns and habits that are hindering genuine connection and deep intimacy for you? Reflect and let it go with this Lunar Eclipse.

Also, prepare for a whole year of eclipses on the Scorpio-Taurus axis. Eclipses have a way of bringing fated endings and clear the slate for new beginnings. And while relationships are what you hold onto with your dear heart, remind yourself that you are a master of death and rebirth, Scorpio.

You got this!

Sagittarius

Saturn in your 3rd house of communication, short distance travel, relation with siblings must have put a dent in your ability to communicate in general, but more so with your siblings. Any sibling/communication drama will intensify on December 24th during the last Uranus-Saturn square. Know that it is for the better and molds you into a better version of yourself, Sagittarius.

Jupiter is entering Pisces, your 4th house of home and family, on December 28th. Expect yourself to be cozying with a blanket by the fireplace and drinking hot chocolate shots with your family.

Did you ask, “Why isn’t it the holidays yet?” We’re kind of with you on that.

Capricorn

Venus is going retrograde in your own sign, Capricorn! All attention on you from December 19th onwards and into 2022. Did you cringe just a little hearing this? We’re sure you will manage just fine!

This year, Saturn has been testing your ability to manage material resources and wealth management in your 2nd house of Aquarius. Have you not been able to make your typical material purchases and watched some niggles come through? Well, now you know why!

Don’t fret, Cap. You always figure out a way.

Aquarius

Lights, camera, action! Look! Saturn Uranus square has put a spotlight straight on you.

Your 1st house has been highlighted through the year, but most of all, on February 14th, June 14th, and December 24th. Did you feel thrown out of your comfort zone this year, Aquarius? If you did and coping with change was hard for you, remember that growth happens only outside your comfort zone.

Remind yourself that you did the best you could. This transformative energy is sure to hit a high note during the November 19th and December 4th eclipses. But don’t say “Oh-No!” just yet – abundant Jupiter will enter Pisces, your 2nd house, on December 28th, making this an excellent time for focusing on material wealth.

We say, go ahead and make your holiday shopping list extra indulgent and guilt-free.

Pisces

You are the natural 12th house of the zodiac ruling all-things-subconscious mind. While all-things-subconscious seem like the home ground for you, Saturn in Aquarius (your 12th house), this year is asking you to plunge deeper than ever before into the depths of your subconscious ocean.

Your inner world has been thus far a prime focus, dear Pisces. Even if it might have felt intense at times, the year-end puts a positive spin for you, with expansive Jupiter entering your sign on December 28th, bringing good luck and abundance your way.

Additionally, the eclipses put a spotlight on home and family allowing you to see that home is where happiness begins.

Are You Saying, Yay or Nay?

Okay, so each of you’ve checked your 2021 zodiac predictions (and that of your crush/partner/friend/bae, too! Psst: We get it! It’s now become the norm).

Let us know what shaped the year for you and what you are looking forward to the most for the fall and winter of 2021.

Related article: Which Zodiac Signs Are the Most Hated?

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​Ever read your daily or weekly love horoscope and known it was meant just for you? Or maybe you used it to your advantage, planning ahead for the rest of your day or making that romantic date all the more worthwhile?

It can be a valuable asset in your spiritual toolkit to see how the stars are aligning for you personally! In a general sense, however, there is always a way to see what we should be looking out for as a whole on our astrological calendar.

So, in addition to your daily horoscope, you’ll probably want to mark down the following months and dates on your 2022 calendar if you’re looking for love or want to plan ahead for special romantic days of connection!

Best Days for Romance in 2022

Keep in mind that even if you miss a date or two, astrology is a tool for understanding, not an ultimate authority on when you should or shouldn’t make certain kinds of decisions (although it can certainly help!).

That said, here are the times you’ll want to look out for in the year ahead!

1. Venus Goes Direct

Venus, the planet of love and beauty, is undoubtedly a planet to look at when we’re talking love and romance. For half of December 2021 and a decent majority of January 2022, however, this lovely planet will have been in retrograde, making its effects feel strange or backward.

Thankfully, Venus goes direct on January 29th, 2022, and stays that way the entire year.

Mars, the planet of ambition and drive, also will be direct until October 30th, which means that these two planets are seeing straightforward expressions for a decent chunk of the year.

This is good news to make a note of on your calendar and a good reminder that even if you see some uncomfortable shake-ups at the beginning of the New Year, you can expect smoother waters in romance with a little bit of patience.

Learn more: The Ultimate Guide to Retrogrades

Zodiac Signs Most Affected

1. Capricorn

Capricorn will have been particularly shaken by the effects of Venus retrograde, and the direct motion now points those in the sign of the wise goat into a clearer direction. Take note of everything you’ve learned over the past couple of months, Capricorn. Consider how you can apply your newfound knowledge to new romantic or interpersonal goals?

2. Cancer

Cancer placements can struggle with Capricorn-heavy transits, being their direct opposition. Venus in Capricorn being direct instead of retrograde, however, may enlighten the crab to new ideas or perspectives you previously missed.

Keep an open mind and keep rolling with the punches for the best results, Cancer!

3. Aquarius

Aquarius placements may want to watch out for this event because it happens to fall under Aquarius season itself, and you probably already have goals and ideas for yourself in motion.

Venus going direct can possibly assist your momentum and point you to those that may be helpful in cooperating with your vision!

2. April Showers Bring Piscean Rain

The emotion-sensitive, intuitive, and hopeless romantic Water sign of Pisces will be seeing the cosmos to great extents in April 2022.

Venus enters Pisces on April 5th, closely followed by Mars entering the sweet and psychic sign on April 14th. This aligns well with a general Pisces trend of Neptune and Jupiter, both sporting this sign for a good majority of 2022, with its effects being seen particularly prominently around this time.

What does it all mean? During most of April, you’ll see a softer, compassionate, and more emotional undertone to all that you encounter, especially when it comes to love and romance. It’s truly time to get in touch with your heart!

Special date to look out for: On April 18th, 2022, Venus will make a sweet sextile aspect with communicative Mercury, with communication (especially with loved ones) feeling super smooth and understanding.

Zodiac Signs Most Affected

1. Pisces

Pisces, unsurprisingly will be highly affected by this period in general. You may feel particularly emotional and stuck in your feelings at this time, but it’s this very sensitivity that can help you win over some hearts.

2. Taurus

Taurus will be inhabiting Mercury on the special date for this month, which means our bull friends should be paying attention to how they can use their words to their advantage.

3. Virgo

Virgo may have a harder time seeing the bright side of this particularly emotional time, as, despite their compassionate nature, the sign of the maiden directly opposes Pisces and doesn’t quite carry out their compassion in the same way.

Being receptive to going with the flow rather than expecting routine, order, or even logic from those that you connect with this month is key, Virgo.

3. Mercury Goes Direct in June

You’ve probably heard of the dreaded Mercury Retrograde, but how about appreciating when it’s in direct motion?

Mercury goes direct on June 3, 2022, just in time for Mercury-ruled conversation-lover Gemini to take the reins for the remainder of their season. (Gemini season will take us until June 21, 2022—when the Sun enters Cancer).

Maybe the idea of quick-witted discussion and banter doesn’t fit your idea of traditional romance, but this period of time is certainly one for getting your ideas out into the world and making connections.

Special date to look out for: Mark the calendar for June 19th, 2022, when Venus is sextile dreamy Neptune, and we’ll see particularly romantic energy throughout the day.

Signs Most Affected:

1. Gemini

Gemini placements will thrive during this Gemini-prominent time in general. You’ll want to use your natural charisma and charm to connect with those that matter and leave room for just enough humor and lightheartedness along the way.

2. Taurus

Taurus will want to take advantage of our special June date, as Venus itself will be at home in the sign of the bull. Speak freely and confidently, and don’t be afraid to go for a risky, dramatic, or more glamorous gesture if you’re looking to make the day extra romantic!

3. Pisces

Pisces will also have a sweet connection to June 19th, 2022 — Neptune is residing in Pisces, its home turf when that sextile is made. Take advantage by paying attention to your intuition and dreams in particular, and listen to the wisdom hidden within.

4. Center Stage: August Leo Flair

The latter half of 2022 gets a bit rockier astrologically, and it may seem like romance is less so on your mind by the time it rolls around — but it doesn’t have to be so!

Leo season is an underrated time for embracing matters of the heart, with its Fiery, passionate flair and sense for the dramatics. Sometimes, leaning into the romantic drama of it all can be the right move.

Plus, Venus itself enters Leo on August 11th, 2022, so leaning into the passion and theatrics can make everything a bit more fun. Devote some extra time to those you care about, or spice up your existing relationships with a surprise date or outing!

Special date to look out for: Venus makes a comfortable trine with Jupiter on August 22nd, 2022, where our luck with love and romance gets particularly heightened.

Signs Most Affected:

1. Leo

Leo naturally absorbs most of the spotlight (and goods) for August as a whole. Your superpower lies in your passion and confidence within romance here, so whether you want to win a date or deepen an existing connection, you’ll want to trust in your own abilities more than anything.

2. Aries

Aries will be loving not only the fiery vibes from Leo season and the Leo Venus transit but also from inhabiting Jupiter during the sweet trine on August 22nd. Taking initiative is highly encouraged during this time for the bold ram, as fortune truly will favor the bold.

3. Aquarius

Aquarius may have a harder time with these transits in general, directly opposing Leo while still also sharing its Fixed energy. Remember that it’s okay to enjoy yourself, Aquarius, and sometimes more eyes on you isn’t always a bad thing — you’re allowed to enjoy the attention and affection just as much as anyone else!

5. Get Practical in December

Capricorn will be dominating the sky for most of December, especially during the latter half when Capricorn season itself picks up.

The wise old goat may not seem like the most exciting energy to be showering the cosmos, but its focus here is truly showing us how to be practical, grounded, and real about how we want to pursue love and romance within the relationships that matter.

Who said romance couldn’t also be about securing a stable future for those that you care about? It’s time to figure out how your true desires are aligning with the people around you and really listen to where the heart wants you to go.

Special date to look out for: Venus, this time in Capricorn (go figure), will be sextile Neptune once again on December 28th, 2022, with this transit being more of a help in practical goal-setting and letting your heart and intuition be guiding tools.

Zodiac Signs Most Affected

1. Capricorn

Capricorn will be plenty comfortable with this set of transits. Here, your long-term mindset and practical goal-setting can be what helps you succeed the most in your relationships with others, and it’s these qualities that others will most see and appreciate within you.

2. Pisces

Pisces is the balancing energy needed right now, both specifically on December 28th and in general as Capricorn season ensues. You’ll thrive in love and romance by working to balance practicality with intuition and sensitivity, showing that the best of both worlds is ideal for success.

3. Cancer

Cancer placements may again find some difficulty finding their footing here. You’ll need to adapt your desire for intuitive and emotional decision-making to a world that seems to want clear-cut goals and communication right now.

Ultimately, your softness can be a valuable asset to offsetting any serious energy hanging over the world at this time, but you’ll need to meet others in the middle as well.

Get Ready, Get Set, & Dive Even Deeper

Are you ready to jump into 2022 with an open mind and see what love and romance might have to offer you?

Keep in mind that these Astro-forecasts are a great way to keep in touch with the language of the stars and know what may be headed your way, but that ultimately you’re in control of your fate (and your heart).

If you’re still on the lookout for more insight, you can take a stab at delving into your free personal birth chart and how it might be impacted by 2022.

Source: astrologyanswers.com

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Have you ever wondered what the best divination tool is for your Chinese Zodiac sign?

Perhaps not, but it is a fascinating topic and one which can undoubtedly help you, depending on what sign you are!

Divination is a method of predicting the future. It is not for answering questions such as, “Will I win the lottery?” or “What will be the name of the person I will marry?” but divination tools can be used more like guidance and advice that can help lead you in the right direction.

Not sure what your Chinese Zodiac sign is? Your sign is determined by your birth year. Use this free Chinese Zodiac Sign Calculator to find yours.

Do I Have to Have Psychic Ability to Use Divination?

Hey, everyone has a psychic ability to some degree! It’s just a question of tapping into it. It takes a combination of intuition and knowledge to use divination, and the best part is that anyone can do it!

But different divination works for different people. If you already use divination, you will be familiar with this. You may be naturally skilled in one but find another one difficult.

While you’re here, take the quiz What is Your Sixth Sense?

Time to Try These Divination Tools

So which divination tool is best for your Chinese Zodiac sign? Read on to find out?

Rat

Numerology

As a Rat, you have a keen and methodical mind. Problem-solving is a specialty of yours, and you can spend hours analyzing and thinking in order to come up with a solution.

Numerology is the divination tool for you. It’s quite scientific in its methods and also combines plenty of knowledge for you to sink your teeth into.

This ancient method of divination assigns spiritual significance to numbers and allows you to dig deep when using divination so that you have plenty of information to analyze and think about.

Ox

Bibliomancy

Bibliomancy is the art of using books to offer guidance and advice.

It is quite a simple method of divination. You simply ask a question, open a book and read the page or paragraph that you feel most drawn to.

As someone who prefers things to be straightforward, Ox, this is the best divination tool for you and provides you with quick instructions and guidance that allows you to ruminate it on your own afterward.

Tiger

Tarot

As a sign who values your open and adventurous mind, Tiger, the Tarot is the divination tool for you!

The Tarot consists of 72 cards, each of which tells its own story. When cards are drawn for a Tarot reading, all of them come together to paint a picture that gives you an answer to your question.

As someone who loves exploring stories and likes variety, the endless possibilities of the Tarot work well with your naturally creative mind and sense of adventure! Plus, you can experiment with different Tarot decks, depending on your mood.

Rabbit

Automatic Writing

As a sign that doesn’t like things to be too complicated and someone with powerful intuition, automatic writing works very well for you.

You simply take a pen and paper, clear your mind and then let the words flow onto the paper.

This allows your mind to stay blank and relax as you are writing, Rabbit. The words that appear come from your intuition and soul and can help guide you with whatever issue you are facing.

Dragon

Crystal Ball

You are the type who doesn’t stop until they have reached their goal, Dragon! The crystal ball can be challenging, but it can be extremely rewarding—and this is just the way you like it!

Gazing into the crystal ball requires patience and self-mastery, two things that you are determined to build on. The images that appear in the crystal ball are messages from your subconscious and the universe, answering the question you ask of the ball.

With practice, you can become a fantastic crystal ball reader—and you know you can get there!

Snake

Tea Leaves

Many may be confused trying to understand how tea leaves can read your future, but not you, Snake! You are someone with the patience and mind to understand this particular form of divination.

Take a cup of tea with tea leaves at the bottom and place the leaves before you. Studying them then gives you answers to the questions you have. It requires quite a bit of studying too, which you enjoy, and combined with your strong intuition, you can become a powerful tea leaves reader in no time.

Don’t miss: You Need These 6 Divination Tools for Love

Horse

Scrying Mirror

I know we joke about the Horse being a little on the vain side, but a scrying mirror really is the tool for you!

Gazing into a mirror while clearing your mind and ensuring you cannot be disturbed can yield images, thoughts, words, and patterns that can be very revealing.

Writing down everything that you see in the mirror (which isn’t your reflection!) can be mind-blowing. Who would have thought a mirror could be such a powerful form of divination?

Goat

Oracle Deck

As one of the most sensitive and intuitive signs of the Chinese Zodiac, dear Goat, the Oracle deck works perfectly for you.

Similar to the Tarot, the Oracle relies on laying out cards while having your question in mind. You then divine answers in the cards and transform them into messages from your subconscious and the universe.

This particular form of divination is mostly intuition-based, and as someone who has a very powerful intuition, it works wonderfully for you.

You might also like: 5 Underrated & Powerful Divination Systems

Monkey

Palm Reading

As someone with such a quick and inquisitive mind, you like to be challenged, Monkey. Palm reading combines powerful knowledge with strong instincts.

You have both, and the study of palm reading can take a long time to master.

However, of all the signs, you have the greatest ability to do this if you put your mind to it, Monkey. Studying something you are passionate about yields wonderful results for you, and palm reading can be especially helpful to guide you in the right direction and even let you know how things will turn out.

Rooster

Dowsing

You’re quite the explorer, Rooster, and you have a curious mind that is always asking questions.

Dowsing is the divination tool for you. It includes using a rod or pendulum to find things that are missing or seek answers to your questions. This requires determination, which you have in bucketloads. Your dowsing device becomes like an ally that you come to rely on in times of need.

Dog

Osteomancy (Bone Reading)

This one might seem obvious for those born in the year of the Dog, but the reading or throwing of bones has become increasingly popular in recent years. Traditional Osteomancy involves tossing, or casting, bones onto a piece of cloth and using the positioning to answer complex queries.

Considered one of the most ancient forms of divination, the roots of bone throwing stems from places like China, Japan, the Middle East, Northern Africa, and parts of Europe.

However, modern Osteomancy might not involve bones necessarily.

You could try throwing shells (bones of the sea) or rocks (bones of the Earth) as well, depending on your comfort level—throwing other objects is known as casting, but only Osteomancy is the practice of casting bones.

As you are a person who is keen to find solutions to problems, both your own and others, using these materials can provide you with great insight. Not only does the use of bones seem perfectly fitting for Dogs out there, but for someone who is curious and always loves to learn more, Osteomancy is a great divination tool for you.

Pig

Fortune Cookies

You like your creature comforts, Pig and the fortune cookie is a great divination tool for you!

It keeps things exciting and simple at the same time. Fortune cookies provide you with a usually one-line prophecy that can help guide you in the coming future.

These can be obtained at Chinese restaurants or Chinese stores. Use your strong intuition to pick the ones that draw you in the most!

Which Divination Tool Will You Try?

Divination is something personal to all of us. You may find yourself drawn to just one form of divination or even multiple forms.

Remember, it is something that everybody can master.

We are all magical to varying degrees. It’s not a question of whether we can. It’s a question of whether we want to tap into this side of ourselves.

Hopefully, this article can help get you started on using the best divination method for you. Once you have got into the swing of things, you’ll likely feel a need to branch out into more forms of divination and explore this fascinating topic further!

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The sexiest zodiac signs have an undeniable magnetic attraction. You can feel their pull and can taste their charm. But before we dive into the sexiest zodiac sign in order, what does it mean to be sexy?

Overall, this may come down to individual preferences. Yet, the science of sexy (aka research) shows what makes someone “sexy” is frequently defined by their humor, likeability, consciousness, and even how they make you feel.

So, in the spirit of sexy Scorpio season, let’s finally dig into this topic. What are the sexiest zodiac signs?

Ranking the Sexiest Zodiac Signs

1. Scorpio

First up is Scorpio.

Now, this shouldn’t come as any surprise. Scorpios are known for their sexiness! In fact, they are well-known for their energy, passion, charisma, and intensity. All of these factors draw people to them and make them appealing to others around them.

As a Scorpio, you create intrigue.

You’re quiet yet charismatic. You have energy and intensity, but it’s also layered with some darkness. In a way, you unknowingly create an aura of mystery, which definitely makes others want to know more.

Check this out: How to Navigate Love & Relationships with Scorpios

2. Cancer

Cancers love intensely.

They are emotional beings, but this isn’t necessarily bad. More so, it means they love to love and nurture. They connect on a deep emotional level, which makes them sexy and appealing to prospective partners and more.

Emotions aside, Cancers are also funny, charming, and loyal individuals. For a love match, you know you have someone who won’t stray and will give it their all when you’re in a relationship with a Cancer.

3. Pisces

Pisces make sensitive partners but are also true romantics. They give to their partners and are very considerate, making them ultra-sexy to those around them.

As far as the sexiest zodiac signs go, Pisces make great partners, which is highly attractive to others.

4. Leo

While Leos may be narcissistic (don’t worry, we still love you, Leos!), their confidence and boldness are unmatched. A Leos’ assertiveness makes them great sex partners. In many ways, they are intentionally and unintentionally sexy, ranking them as top five in terms of sexiness.

Leos are fearless, energetic, and, sometimes, intense. They pour passion into everything they do, causing others to gravitate toward them.

Read this next: Leo Compatibility & Love: The Best & Worst Matches

5. Sagittarius

Fun and up for anything, a Sagittarius isn’t exactly scared of experimenting or freedom. In fact, part of their attractiveness is their autonomy.

A Sagittarius also has another sexy aspect: they are hard to get. But when they do fall, they fall hard, making them intense and passionate partners.

6. Gemini

While Geminis might get bored easily, this trait actually makes them ultra-sexy. They will chase after the newness and even display some unpredictability, which for many others can act as a breath of fresh air.

A Gemini can also be playful and childlike, making them fun and entertaining to be around. As lovers, they are another intense sign. They love a good challenge. And this doesn’t exactly make them easy to get in bed, but it does add some sexual stimulation, drawing many individuals into their inner web.

7. Taurus

Ruled by Venus (known as the planet of love), Taureans exude a natural sexiness. With a strong sense of self, they don’t need all the attention, which can be extremely attractive.

In truth, their loyalty and attunement with their senses make Taureans super appealing and sexy. The one problem that can arise with Taureans is their inability, at times, to communicate, which, when in a relationship, can lead to various misunderstandings.

8. Virgo

As an Earth sign, Virgos are very committed within relationships and very nurturing. This can make them super sexy to their partners or potential partners. They also have a fairly good balance between independence and dependency, making them confident and strong partners.

In many ways, Virgos are excellent at making sense of things that don’t exactly make sense to others. This offers a place of security, especially if you’re someone they care about.

Make sure to check out: How to Navigate Love & Relationships with Virgos

9. Aquarius

Aquarius individuals tune into others’ wants and needs.

They also like to have fun, making them a playful and caring zodiac sign to be around. In fact, they are one of the best zodiac signs to be in good company with, which makes them undeniably attractive.

10. Libra

At peace, a Libra brings a sense of calm and rationality to a room. Their sex appeal is heightened by their ability to be devoted and caring partners. Yet, it’s their attention to detail that truly gets them the attention they deserve and draws people to them.

You might also like: Libra Love Compatibility: The Best and Worst Matches

Define Your Sexy

Maybe your zodiac sign isn’t listed above. This doesn’t necessarily mean you aren’t one sexy individual! Remember, like beauty, sexiness is in the eye of the beholder. Different individuals might find different traits attractive.

Plus, zodiac signs are the end-all, be-all to your personality. So, if you’re not one of the top sexiest zodiac signs, don’t let it get to you. Know you’re sexy in your own way, always.

Read next: The Ultimate Guide to Twin Flames

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If there’s one thing that we know to be true, it’s that everyone’s different — including how we work, play, and, yes, even slack off.

Astrology has been a guide to deeper self-exploration and understanding long before we stepped foot onto this planet, and it equally can be a helpful guide in seeing how our styles of work differ from one another.

Today we’ll deep dive into the zodiac signs that may have a harder time pulling together the strength necessary to get that pesky responsibility done or balk at the sight of a long to-do list.

Which zodiac signs are the laziest? Time to find out!

“Laziness” in Astrology 101

As much as we like to simplify, nothing is black-and-white or as easy-breezy as a simple “lazy” or “not lazy” label, even in astrology (where we do love a good category).

However, there are multiple ways that you can identify how you work within your natal chart, like seeing what signs or planets are inhabiting your 6th house, for example. Or, you could also take a look at your Mars sign to see how you express things like drive, motivation, and ambition.

In other words, there’s clearly a lot to unpack when it comes to understanding how you work. At the end of the day, however, some zodiac signs are more equipped than others to handle something like a standard 9-5 or fit into the routines, systems, and structures that we abide by in the 21st century.

And yes, we may perceive that as laziness… or, depending on your perspective, perhaps a unique quality of rebellion!

Not sure what planets are most prominent in your birth chart? Try this free birth chart calculator!

Ranking the Signs Based on Laziness

While all zodiac signs share their own strengths and weaknesses, some do not tend to shine in the midst of a heavy workload (or at least, could use a different motivator).

Here are the zodiac signs ranked from most to least “lazy.”

1. Sagittarius

Before the bright-minded Sagittarian spirits out there protest, the wild archer being at the top of the list comes with one caveat: Sagittarius does not work unless they truly wish to.

It’s not that Sagittarius lacks the backbone to persevere through a difficult task, but they often will roll their eyes at a lengthy to-do list or overly complicated process that gets boring quickly. If it’s not interesting, they’re not interested.

Sagittarius loves to learn and wander and roam, but they don’t love being tied down unnecessarily. If you want them to work for you, make the job spark their curiosity — or watch it go unfinished.

2. Pisces

There are a variety of positive claims to the Pisces name. But “slow and steady hard worker?” Not usually one of them.

Unpredictable and flexible, Pisces adheres well to the Mutable quality. In the element of Water, this flexibility is more emotional and intuitive in nature and less focused on what’s right in front of them.

While Pisces can rush to your aid in a time of emotional need at the drop of a hat, they may be less inclined to sit in one spot and file through a block of paperwork… and without daydreaming? That’s a hefty goal.

3. Taurus

Taurus often gets quite the reputation for being lazy or stubborn, but why is that?

Although Taurus is a Fixed sign and an Earth sign and can readily keep its eye on just one goal of interest for a long period of time, the steady bull does not rush on its way there.

Like Sagittarius, a Taurus is also prone to reject doing work they see as unnecessary. However, unlike Sagittarius, it’s more likely that this is due to already having an established routine that they don’t wish to interrupt.

Plus, being Venus-ruled, a Taurus knows how to stop, smell the roses, and enjoy the finer things in life. You want them to halt their luxurious skincare routine for a last-minute project? Better call on a spontaneous Fire sign instead.

You may also like: These 5 Zodiac Signs are the Most Loyal (& 3 Who Are Not)

4. Libra

Like Taurus, Libra is Venus-ruled and appreciates the finer things that life has to offer.

Now, does this mean Libra is ready to kick back, relax, and fully let work pass them by? Not quite — as a Cardinal sign, Libra does know that there is a time and a place to take the lead.

But as a charismatic and bubbly personality, Libra is more than capable of using charm and wit to get someone else to do the dirtier work for them. And if they don’t have to get their hands dirty to enjoy the garden, there may be little stopping them from taking advantage.

5. Aquarius

Aquarius, the humanitarian of the zodiac, usually has big plans and ideas that they’d like to see take place in the world.

As big as those plans are, however, sometimes this idealistic Air sign is more prone to biting off more than they can chew.

Rebellious and progressive, they may also go against the grain from time to time and dislike the current methods of the moment, leading to perceived laziness to the outside eye.

6. Gemini

Gemini is a bit of a hit or a miss when it comes to their desire to put pen to paper or charge ahead at a heavy workload.

Curious and intellectual, it’s no doubt that this sign has a knack for problem-solving, being an integral part of a brainstorming team, or asking the right questions to get an important job done.

On the other hand, Geminis are also known for their Mutability, or, in other words, unpredictability. They may just catch sight of something shinier and more interesting, and their once-loved work project is already out of sight, left in the dust.

7. Aries

Ruled by Mars itself, you would certainly expect some drive from the competitive ram.

While Aries is loyal once they’ve really committed to someone or something, determined to see the path through, they are also prone to moving too fast too soon — and quickly burning themselves out in the process.

Although the ram may love devoting their energy to work that they care about, they’ll also have to remember to balance out that excitable spirit in order to make it last.

8. Leo

Born to take center-stage, Leo has a bit of a reputation for not being as much of a team player — but you’d be surprised at their work ethic once you hook them on the right project!

Leo is a Fixed sign like Taurus, usually keeping their eye on one goal or idea at a time. But as a fire sign, they also contain the spark, passion, and enthusiasm that can be necessary to give them the right amount of fuel.

Should you get a lion to put their eye on your job or project, you’ll have a loyal companion who desires just as much to put their work onto the map.

9. Cancer

Whether in work or in love, Cancer knows how to do one thing very well: care deeply.

As a Cardinal sign, the crab is actually the leader of the Water signs, which may seem surprising given their soft-spoken and sometimes shy presence.

However, they’re often the ones facilitating a lot of the work you never see behind the scenes, and they’re easily the puppetmaster pulling strings behind the curtain when you’re busy enjoying the show.

This sweet sign will put their everything into something that they care about, especially if their work environment is full of people that they adore.

10. Virgo

If there’s one stereotype you’ve heard about Virgo, it’s that they’re hard-working sometimes to a fault, earning them the “perfectionist” title.

Virgos are Mutable like Sagittarius and Gemini, making them adaptable and appreciative of having multiple angles to one problem or several hands to juggle different projects.

At the same time, they’re an Earth sign, placing their adaptability in all things tangible and physical — so, yes, they’re a fantastic detail-oriented set of eyes to have on any workforce.

11. Scorpio

Mars-ruled with a Fixed modality, Scorpio is a sign to be reckoned with when their eyes are set on a goal.

This fierce and passionate sign doesn’t just work hard, but they’ll be working hard with a ferocity and intensity that you will never quite see be matched by anyone else.

And especially if you’re witnessing their work in a field that they love, expect them to go to depths that weren’t even asked of them.

12. Capricorn

It is perhaps unsurprising that Capricorn, the wise old goat, has landed themselves as the least lazy of the zodiac.

Sometimes to a fault, Capricorn is known for their serious and steadfast gaze, always with their mind on the responsible choice and their hands already on deck to solve the next issue.

Capricorn is Saturn-ruled, so they’ve had to learn how to be responsible throughout the course of their life thanks to the planet of karma and discipline.

So, unsurprisingly, “lazy” is not one word you could use to describe them.

Lazy or Leader?

Remember: even if you don’t adhere to the definition of “hard-working” we’ve set in our present time, there may come a day where your other unique qualities, gifts, and attributes associated with your zodiac sign come to shine in the spotlight.

Perhaps in our modern-day, your working style is considered laziness, but we may be decades away from seeing your sign as the next pioneer or leader of how we should be operating!

Astrology reminds us that those unique qualities can be areas of difficulty but that sometimes our struggles are also what makes us shine!

Read next: Which Zodiac Signs Are the Meanest?

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If you’ve pulled the Page of Pentacles Tarot card in a Tarot reading, then this article is sure to help you out!

When it comes to Court Cards, some readers find it a little tricky to understand them. This is because Court Cards (which consist of Kings, Queens, Knights, and Pages) can represent an actual person or a situation—or even both. It is up to the reader to decipher what the Court Cards mean in each individual spread.

To keep things simple, let’s imagine that each Court Card plays its own significant role, something like the following:

  1. The Pages are the students who are just starting out. They are at the beginning stage.
  2. The Knights have been studying their craft for a long time and are ready to apply what they have learned to the real world.
  3. The Queens have mastered their craft, and they use their knowledge on an internal basis which includes embracing creativity and nurturing their families.
  4. The Kings have mastered their craft, and they use their knowledge on an external basis, which includes building businesses in the real world and providing for their families.

Each Page is on a journey to become a King or a Queen. Pages also represent messages, and the messages depend on their suit.

Are you looking for your own free Tarot reading? Check out the Tarot card of the day, or try the free three-card reading for more in-depth guidance.

What Does the Page of Pentacles Mean?

The Page of Pentacles can mean a variety of different things:

  • Acting on your dreams and getting your plans in motion
  • Being realistic
  • Seeking abundance
  • Expanding your ideas
  • Being trustworthy
  • Standing by your word
  • Trusting in others

Read this next: How to Interpret the Court Cards in Tarot

What Does the Page of Pentacles Mean in Love & Relationships?

If you get the Page of Pentacles in the position of feelings, it often means that someone is attracted to you, but they are moving cautiously and possibly unsure how to proceed.

This is a Page that means there are new and exciting feelings of attraction, but because it is a Pentacle, it moves slowly. Therefore, the feelings of this person may not express themselves for quite some time.

As feelings, the Page of Pentacles can also mean that someone is studying and analyzing you and thinking of how to make things work in a relationship.

The Page of Pentacles can suggest someone – possibly younger – admires you from afar but is acting more like a secret admirer as there is shyness and reluctance to approach you.

It can also suggest a relationship that has the potential to grow into something steady, strong, and solid, but which requires some work.

Read this next: What is the Tarot Trying to Tell You in a Love Reading?

What Does the Page of Pentacles Mean in a Career Reading?

In a career reading, this Page indicates you are just starting out in your chosen craft and a time of great learning and study is upon you. This card bodes well for career readings, especially if accompanied by other Pentacle cards.

The Page can also indicate someone in your life who is just starting to learn a craft and is determined to become the master at what they do.

What About the Page of Pentacles as an Obstacle?

As an obstacle, this card can indicate someone who is too critical of others or has trouble trusting other people. When in the position of an obstacle, there could be someone in your life who is continuously critical of your efforts or who won’t trust you for some reason or another.

It can also show up as yourself, showing that you may have trust issues or be acting overly critical of others or yourself.

This Page can highlight immaturity when it comes to the material world. As an obstacle, it can also indicate that money is not being spent wisely.

This card can mean that you are being too slow at something, and it’s time to speed up!

What About the Page of Pentacles in Reverse?

As a reversed card, the Page of Pentacles indicates that you have reached some kind of stalemate with your plans. There may be laziness or unwillingness involved. You might find yourself lacking motivation and no longer able to see the long-term goal.

There could be external distractions that are preventing you from moving forward with your plans. This card can also indicate someone who struggles to get up and commit themselves to their goals.

Read this next: Everything You Need to Know About Reversed Tarot Cards

How to Make the Page of Pentacles Work for You

There are many ways you can make the Page of Pentacles work for you!

1. Meditate With The Card

Meditating with the Page of Pentacles can help you understand its meaning much better—especially if you feel stuck!

Close your eyes in a quiet space (and put on some soothing meditation music in the background if you wish) while holding the card and envisioning its image. Pay attention to the thoughts that spring to mind about this card. They could be words, images, or even sounds.

Write down everything that came to mind afterward and analyze how this can relate to the Page of Pentacles.

2. Keep It With You For Inspiration

The Page of Pentacles is a card for putting your plans into action and manifesting your dreams into reality.

Therefore, carrying the card around with you or placing it lovingly on your work desk or mantlepiece to remind you of its energy is a great way to harness the card’s power!

3. Use Positive Affirmations

Repeating positive affirmations specific to the Page of Pentacles can be a wonderful way to motivate yourself and boost your energies. Some great Page of Pentacles affirmations that you can repeat to yourself are:

  • I will achieve my goals.
  • I am motivated to move forward with my plans.
  • I can do anything I set my mind to.
  • I trust myself and others.

We recommend repeating one or more of these—50 times in the morning and 50 times at night.

Use the Power of the Page of Pentacles to Motivate You

Motivation isn’t always the easiest thing to get a hold of. Sometimes, all we want to do is sit back and do nothing. Procrastination can be a pretty easy thing to fall into!

But this Page reminds us that if we want something, we have to get up and go for it.

If you pull the Page of Pentacles in your reading, remember that it has a message for you. The Universe wants you to succeed, and the Page of Pentacles is here to remind you of that. Harness the energy of the Page to help you achieve your dreams!

Related article: You Pulled the World Card: Now What?

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Do you want to be done and done with Scorpio season already? The skies are whispering, “not so fast!” for here comes this year’s final eclipse season. Mark your calendars for a Full Moon Lunar eclipse in Taurus on November 19th.

It’s an energy that is sure to shake up our sense of stability and security. To add to this raw intensity is an opposition between wild child Uranus (in Taurus) and warrior Mars (in Scorpio) on November 17th.

Clearly, this action-packed cosmic month has drama written all over it. But wait! Don’t slip into a worry spiral yet! We got you covered.

Today we’re talking about a Lunar eclipse ritual to help you navigate these volatile times. But first, let’s dive into the signs that will be most affected by the transit.

Top 5 Zodiac Signs Most Affected By the Lunar Eclipse in Taurus

Each zodiac sign is going to experience this eclipse energy differently. But some of you are going to be doing more of the heavy lifting. We’re listing the top five signs that’ll be most affected by this Lunar Eclipse.

1. Taurus

You guys are the show stoppers for this season!

This lunation is happening in your 1st house of physical vitality, sense of self, and all-things ego! Remember that your mind and body might be dealing with a possible loss of ego! Be gentle with yourself and acknowledge the metamorphosis you are going through.

We’re cheering you on, Taurus! You got this!

2. Gemini

The twins of the zodiac have a knack for handling fast-paced change thanks to their Mutable Air energy.

And yet, matters of the 12th house are never easy-peasy! This lunar eclipse is shining a light on your 12th house of the subconscious. Consider this an invitation to dig deep into newfound depths of your psyche! A potent time for shadow work and releasing toxic energy from your life.

Happy purging, Gemini!

3. Libra

A truckload of 8th house energy is coming your way, Libra.

This twice-as-intense Scorpio energy might make you feel like your balance is thrown off! The conditioned mind that fears transformation might be screaming to run. Remind yourself that rebirth and renewal are just what your soul prescribed this season.

Know that you have it in you to rise like a phoenix!

4. Scorpio

Scorpio! You are the co-stars alongside Taurus this eclipse season.

The Lunar eclipse in Taurus has you focusing on 7th house partnerships, business contracts, and relationships.

Have you been too nice and over-giving? Or have you been on your dark side Scorpio? Where do you stand in your relationships is a key question you’ll be asking yourself.

Acknowledge that this eclipse is here to act as a mirror for you to transform your relationships.

5. Sagittarius

Hydration – Check?

Vitamins, supplements – Check?

Work routines – Check?

It’s showtime for your 6th house of daily routines, health, and work habits.

If you’ve been overdoing or underdoing 6th house things, expect a possible dip in your health and/or potential chaos at work. Nobody likes to deal with issues regarding health and fitness.

Perhaps, it is just the impetus that your Fire sign needs this month to become a healthier you!

Your 2021 Taurus Lunar Eclipse Ritual

The lunar nodes bring a fated energy to an eclipse, which lasts months after the actual eclipse date. At this time, using a Lunar eclipse ritual to connect with ourselves and the Moon is a great way to harness the power of the skies.

Here’s a ritual to help all zodiac signs deal with anxiety and mental unrest this eclipse season.

Step 1: Introspection

Taurus being an Earth sign puts a spotlight on matters of security and stability. On the days leading up to the eclipse, take some time out to go within.

Ask yourself – “What are the themes that are currently playing out in my life this Scorpio month?”

In addition to material security, astrologically speaking, what other aspects of your life are being impacted by this Lunar eclipse? Journal your thoughts and set intentions for what or who you’d like to “eclipse” out of your life.

Step 2: Shamanic Drumming Sound Bath

Shamanic drumming has an incredible effect on our energy field, particularly on our Root chakra. What’s more, the earthy low pitch beats aptly represent the Earth sign of Taurus.

Start your eclipse day morning with shamanic drumming beats.

For 20 minutes, visualize the sound beats penetrating every cell in your body and renewing it with high-frequency energy. Add in any affirmations which remind you of your innate power.

This gives an instant mood boost and sets the tone for navigating eclipse day and any unexpected sudden changes. You might also burn sage, Palo Santo, or Frankincense to enhance this ritual.

Step 3: Ritual Moon-Water Bath

What on Earth is a Moon-water bath?

A Moon-water bath is an immensely effective way to harness the power of the Moon and release negativity from your life. While for most signs, this is a potent way to cleanse your energy field, Earth and Water signs can find tremendous benefit from this ritual.

Preparing Moon Water

  1. Leave a pail of regular tap water overnight out in the moonlight, a few days before the eclipse.
  2. Place a crystal or two—try using amethyst, rose quartz, selenite, or clear quartz—next to the pail of water.
  3. Add an intention to this practice.

The Moon Bath

On the evening of the eclipse, set the mood for spiritual self-care with candles and incense sticks, and your charged crystals.

Clear your energy field and step into your Moon bath.

Visualize this Moon water to help you release fears and limiting beliefs from within your subconscious. Ask yourself: What is preventing me from becoming the best version of myself?

Finally, end your bath by visualizing your mind, body, and soul being supercharged with transformational positive vibes.

We recommend you repeat this three-step ritual for a week after the eclipse if needed.

Tune into Your Soul Lessons with This Lunar Eclipse Ritual

Rituals can feel overwhelming if you are new to spirituality. In truth, they really are about mindfully slowing down and honoring our journey. We hope this three-step Lunar eclipse ritual helps you channel this eclipse energy and fearlessly step into a new version of yourself.

Read next: This Must-Read Lunar Check-In is everything you need to know about lunar phases.

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Your menstrual cycle and the Moon definitely have one thing in common—they both follow 28-day cycles. Yet, does this mean that the Moon plays a part in your menstrual cycle? And if so, how?

Before the internet and phone apps became regular occurrences in our lives, the cycle of the Moon was followed more closely, offering ways to track and measure certain times of the year and more. More specifically, those that lived close to the water used the Moon to track tidal changes.

At the same time, there are tons of interesting similarities between the menstrual cycle and the Moon.

So, let’s dive a little deeper into this relationship—what meaning can we infer from the Moon phases and the menstrual cycle, and what should you know?

The Menstrual Cycle Moon Connection

The truth is that the research is mixed. Some studies show that there is no link. Yet, there’s almost just as much research indicating there might be a link.

In one study, researchers showed how some women’s cycles synced up with the Moon and even with the Moon’s gravitational pull. Other research showed how a large proportion of menstruation happened at the time or around the Full Moon.

Then, other longer, more intensive studies have noted zero links. So, what’s the deal with the Full Moon and the menstrual cycle? What is going on here? Is there some sort of association?

The truth is it really depends on what you believe. Some believers hypothesize that the following is how your menstrual cycle and the Moon sync up.

The Waxing Moon

The Follicular Phase

The follicular phase is the longest part of the menstrual cycle.

During this time, the ovaries are producing follicles (and mature eggs). The uterus lining is thickening as estrogen increases. Basically, your body is preparing for ovulation and, potentially, pregnancy.

Interestingly, the Waxing Moon phase has a focus on “expansion” (similar to the idea of pregnancy). In fact, this time offers the perfect space to pursue your dreams and expand your horizons in terms of goals and friendships.

The Full Moon

The Ovulatory Phase

Ovulation occurs around days 13-15 of your menstrual cycle. Estrogen and progesterone levels rise. Similar to how many women experience their peak energy during this time, the Full Moon is considered to be at its peak energy.

This marks a powerful time, both in regards to your period and the Moon cycle. It’s a good time to let go of what doesn’t serve you and re-focus on what will bring abundance into your life.

Make sure to read: What to Do Between the New Moon & the Full Moon

The Waning Moon

The Luteal Phase

After ovulation, your body enters the luteal phase.

This lasts about 14 days unless fertilization of the egg occurs. In that case, pregnancy happens. During this time, the follicle that released the egg goes on to produce progesterone.

This signifies a resilient time.

Yet, as the end of this phase approaches, you might notice your energy begin to decrease, similar to that of the Waning Moon. This indicates it’s time to rest. If your menstrual cycle and the Moon sync up here, self-care takes on an even more important meaning as you attempt to balance the energies of the surrounding world and yourself.

Try gentle stretching, baths, naps, and any other practices that feel soothing and bring peace and calm into your life.

The New Moon

The Menstrual Phase

These two phases go hand-in-hand. The New Moon signifies the beginning of a new phase. It’s all about starting fresh and preparing yourself for a new beginning. As you can likely already tell, this goes right in line with the menstrual cycle.

During the menstrual phase, the body is getting ready for a second shot at a fresh life (quite literally). It’s flushing out the old uterine lining and preparing for another new beginning.

In the midst of transitional moments in life, it’s always important to take time to yourself. Listen to your body. Note how you feel and follow those feelings.

Read this article next: The Ultimate Guide to New Moons

Identifying Your Menstrual Cycle & Moon Connection

Ideally, you want these two cycles to work together. The only way to start doing this is by examining the Moon cycle and determining where your cycle falls in it. Even if you don’t fully align with the above, the energies associated with each Moon cycle might offer insight into how you feel during each phase.

For example, some women might start menstruation with the Full Moon. Thus, this time is best to let go and re-focus on your pursuits.

Were the Moon Phase & Menstrual Cycle Previously Aligned?

Potentially!

Here’s the thing, though: in-depth research on the topic wasn’t exactly explored before technology. In fact, women’s health and cycles weren’t a huge focus in scientific or medical communities.

Many researchers actually hypothesize that the human reproductive cycle was likely more aligned with the Moon. Yet, due to modern lifestyles, artificial light, technology, and more, this relationship isn’t as prominent as it used to be.

It’s similar to the circadian rhythm.

At a time before technology, humans functioned in sync with the Sun. With artificial lights and screens, it’s safe to say we don’t do this as much anymore. We do on some level, but not to the extent it used to be.

While this isn’t necessarily a problem, it does put us out of touch when it comes to the energies of the world, including the Moon cycle.

An easy way to get back in touch is by monitoring and recording it all. Do you have a New Moon menstrual cycle? What is the connection between certain Moon phases and your menstrual cycle?

You might consider tracking it to find out!

Use the Moon Cycle as Your Guide

The Moon can offer a window into your energy levels and where you should focus your energy toward. Unseen energies and connections are all around us. Sometimes, we just don’t notice them and need them to be pointed out.

So, start pointing them out. Find those hidden meanings and use them to your advantage.

Read next: The Relationship Between Astrology & Femininity

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Are you ready to discover the balance between spiritual energy and materialistic desires? Do you want to finally take back your power and feel a sense of determination surge through your spirit? Your confidence and drive may be more amplified than ever this December, thanks to the numerological energy coming your way!

Discovering your power this month leads to more opportunities for abundance and success than ever, especially if you’re willing to take advantage of this energy and do the work. December is a month to take charge, make moves, and reclaim your personal power.

According to numerology, December is an 8 Universal Month (1 + 2 + 2 + 0 + 2 + 1 = 8).

November was a month of spiritual and emotional growth, as well as internal examination, and December is a month to take what you’ve learned last month and apply it to your life. In numerology, the number 8 represents persistence, determination, connection with money, leadership, ability, and strength.

If you’re ready to dive in and find out everything about the energy numerology is bringing our way this December and what it means for your Personal Month number, keep reading!

Make sure to get all the astrological information for this month with the December 2021 Astrology Calendar!

How to Calculate Your Personal Month Number

While every number holds meaning in numerology, the Personal Month number can give you insight into how this month will turn out for you. And while your Personal Month number might be a bit different from your Life Path number, it’s actually quite easy to calculate. To get your Personal Month number, all you need to do is add your Personal Year number to the current month number and reduce it down.

Your Personal Year number is simply your birth date, your birth month, and the current year added and reduced.

For instance, if your Personal Year number is 9, you would add that to 12 for the month of December:

9 + 1 + 2 = 12

From there, we reduce 12 to a single number by adding up the digits:

1 + 2 = 3

If your Personal Year number is 9, your Personal Month number for December will be 3!

Your December 2021 Numerology Forecast

Use your Personal Month number to find out what December has in store for you according to numerology. If you’re ready to find out, keep scrolling!

Personal Month 1

The number 1 in numerology is connected to a beginning – could this month signal the beginning of a new cycle for you? It’s time for you to spot the differences between personal power and ego and then let your personal power take the reins. Perhaps that power lies within compromise? It might be time to open your heart and mind to new ideas.

Have you felt closed off or oblivious to new experiences in your life?

Throw on your proverbial rose-colored glasses and look at the situation through a new lens.

Personal Month 2

Intuitive and empathetic, there’s no denying that the number 2 has an influence on its environment in numerology. This month, take advantage of this influence by sharing your creative thoughts and ideas with those who can help move them forward. Reclaiming your power is all about putting yourself out there now.

Have you been shrinking yourself down to fit into a certain situation or relationship?

It’s time to let yourself take up space and share your light.

Personal Month 3

The number 3 is youthful and exuberant with a flair for communication. Your gift for gab this month may be a personal strength, but are you connected to your sense of personal power? Self-expression is one of the main themes of the number 3, and it is through this expression that you will shine this month.

Do you find yourself holding onto certain thoughts, ideas, or emotions?

Don’t save it for a rainy day – express yourself now.

Personal Month 4

Hard work and determination are qualities expressed in both the number 4 and the number 8, meaning that if this is your Personal Month number, get ready for some motivation. It’s important that you take advantage of this energy, as it can propel you further towards your goals than you dreamed you would be before the new year.

Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work?

If you need a boost to get you started, try balancing the Root chakra to amplify your energy.

Read next: Your Ultimate Guide to Understanding “The Big 3” in Astrology

Personal Month 5

If your Personal Month number is 5 this month, get ready for a creative adventure. The number 5 encourages you to dig deep into your artistic well and embrace whatever flows out this month. This could be the key to reclaiming your power – let the creative ideas flow with wild abandon. Let this curious energy sink into your spirit now.

Have you made space for creative self-expression lately?

Try setting some time aside each day to explore the imaginative side of your spirit.

Personal Month 6

A compassionate, idealist energy floats your way if your Personal Month is the number 6. Yet, there’s a sensitivity that cannot be denied – and this may be where your power lies. Do you allow your personal sensitivities the space to exist and feel seen? Power can come in many forms, including allowing your emotions to flow freely.

Do you find yourself holding back in emotional moments?

Open your Heart chakra to get the ball rolling and help those emotions start swirling.

Personal Month 7

The number 7 is spiritual, fair, intuitive, and intellectual – and these are the traits you can explain to flourish within you this month, whether they’re a natural personality. In fact, this energy gives you the opportunity to amplify these traits for good and utilize them in making your dreams come true. Your intellect is your wisest companion this month.

Do you find it difficult to believe wholeheartedly in your own creative or intellectual ideas?

The ideas are flowing like water this month – all you have to do is pay attention to them.

Personal Month 8

Your energy is spot on this month because your Personal Month number is naturally aligned with the Universal Month number. The number 8 brings more energy than ever, helping you make decisions and take action. Unlocking your personal power is all about pushing yourself to the limit this month. You may be surprised about what you’re capable of.

Are you ready to let motivation and persistence guide you through the month?

Simply let the natural force of energy move through you and follow where it leads.

Personal Month 9

The energy of the number 9 softens your heart this month, helping you feel more patient than ever. This number also represents an awakening, which may reflect an awakening of your personal power. Your kindness and wisdom will carry you through the month, but it’s important that you don’t sacrifice your wants and needs for those of others.

Do you deny yourself the things you want or need in order to serve another?

That kind heart is a thing of beauty, but it’s important that you come first this month.

Personal Month 11

The number 11 is a Master Number in numerology, associated with mysticism, spirituality, and a power of its own. If this is your Personal Month number, get ready for a metaphysical adventure. You may notice many coincidences or synchronicities, or you may receive flashes of insight. Pay attention to the thoughts that seem to come to you like lightning.

Have you spent time connecting with your Tarot deck recently?

The Tarot is the perfect tool for the spiritual curiosities you might experience now.

Read this next: A Tarot Spread for the Start & End of Your Day

Personal Month 22

The number 22 is another Master number, connected to the ideas of destiny, perfectionism, and an ideal outlook. This number is also associated with accomplishments, meaning that this energy is complementary to the powerful persistence associated with the Universal Month 8. Don’t just focus on realistic goals this month. Set your sights on the stars!

Have you let your imagination explore all of the possibilities of the future lately?

Connect to your Third Eye chakra, listen to your intuition, and follow the signs this month.

Fortune Favors the Bold this December

Maybe it’s time to redefine power—power is vulnerability, power is creativity. Power can be many things, and the only real determining factor is you. What makes you feel powerful?

This December, open your mind to new definitions of power, and be sure to let the motivating energy guide you toward new and exciting goals. This month is about trusting your instincts and going for the gold.

Related article: The Best Divination Tool for You, Based on Your Chinese Zodiac Sign

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Saturn is going direct on October 10th — to soak in its effects, have you considered picking up a crystal or two?

The planet Saturn has an interesting rep for its intensity and association with karma. When we see Saturn taking the reigns, we can expect big things to come to fruition (or fall apart, if we’ve been taking shortcuts).

Thanks to Saturn going direct once more, we’ll be seeing those effects in full swing after what may have felt like a lifetime of Saturn retrograde action taking up your energy.

Today we’ll explore what Saturn’s energy looks like in full force and consider some crystals that can assist in reeling in its sweet rewards.

What is Saturn Direct?

Saturn is going direct on October 10th in radical Aquarius after several months sitting in retrograde.

To understand the effects of Saturn going direct, it’s helpful to understand what it means for Saturn to be retrograde in the first place.

Saturn retrograde brought plenty of self-reflection and self-discipline. When Saturn moves backward, its karmic and discipline-focused energies go inwards, asking us to take on some responsibility for ourselves.

So what does it mean when Saturn goes direct once more?

Well, we’re stepping out of the shadows of self-reflection and self-direction and letting Saturn do some heavy lifting again when it comes to seeing tangible rewards and outcomes.

In other words, while Saturn retrograde has been about making sure all your internal boxes are ticked off, it’s now time to see the direct payoff.

5 Potent & Powerful Crystals for Saturn Direct

1. Sapphire

First and foremost, we’re cutting back to the basics with sapphire, which in itself has strong ties to Saturn on its own.

This special crystal often holds a bit of a royal hue, speaking to the seriousness, but also potential reward, of working with Saturn properly. Owning sapphire already creates a bit of a connection to Saturn, and aligning yourself with Saturn direct’s energy in this way can be ultra-smart.

Wearing a piece of sapphire can also be done for protective purposes, casting any negative energies and ill intent back to the sender.

After all, Saturn rules over karma — when aligned with its powers, honestly, you’re well taken care of!

2. Obsidian

While you’re throwing in the effort required to make the plans of your dreams, get stable, protected, and soothed with obsidian to assist with your success.

Obsidian dons one of Saturn’s primary colors — a protective, powerful black — and is associated with the Root chakra. As a result, it holds a bit of shielding energy, protecting you from outside, unwanted eyes that could halt your ideas from coming to fruition.

A powerful supportive stone, it can assist with your future plans as you use the momentum of Saturn’s momentum to forge the life of your dreams.

Stabilize & ground yourself further: 7 Crystals to Help Your Root Chakra

3. Smoky Quartz

Saturn’s actions may seem intense at times, but it truly is about “give and take.” What you put in is what you get out.

In other words, you’re going to want to be down-to-earth and grounded to see the cause and effect of your actions, especially after Saturn retrograde may have left you with new plans of action and ideas.

Smoky quartz holds a grounded but firm and powerful energy, helping you align just right with that kind of vibe. Get your hands on one if you’re looking to sync up with the stabilizing energy of Saturn.

4. Iolite

Planning and stabilizing is all well and good, but all of that requires one central component: foresight.

Say hello to iolite, a gorgeous crystal also called the “Viking’s Compass.” It can assist with the inner vision and pathway illumination you’ll sometimes need when using Saturn direct to set your insights from Saturn retrograde into motion.

Iolite is also a softer addition to this collection, often coming in sweet hues of gray and purple. If you’re looking for something sweet that still expands your vision in a powerful way, this stunner may be the next crystal companion to look into.

5. Amethyst

Classic amethyst is a renowned favorite for a variety of uses, and there’s no exception here!

This bold purple crystal companion is often owed qualities of purification and protection, which makes it a popular choice for crystal users of any experience level. However, what makes it particularly potent for Saturn direct is its ability to reel in sweet dreams and ease up your Third Eye chakra.

As we’ve mentioned, foresight is a key component of any plan. With a protective and cleansing quality, as well as its influence on your mind and intuitive vision, amethyst is not to be underestimated in your crystal considerations!

Creating Colorful Changes With Crystals

Remember: crystals are a helpful tool and companion to your larger-scale picture, not the end-all-be-all of your work.

After all, there’s nothing Saturn dislikes more than slacking. With Saturn going direct, now is the time to take the work you completed during Saturn retrograde and turn it into something real and concrete.

And if you’re finding yourself overwhelmed with all of that, this is where crystals really come in — they’re a gentle but powerful way to amplify the desirable energy you already are cultivating.

Whether a crystal on this list caught your eye or inspired you to keep searching, however, you’ll perhaps feel a bit more grounded and ready with the right one at your side.

Related article: A Healing Crystal for Each Zodiac Sign

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One of the most popular ways to use the Tarot is for love and relationships.

After all, for many people, finding a person that they can be in partnership with is one of the most important goals they have. And whether you’re single or in a relationship, the cards offer a number of different ways to look at your connections more closely, to consider how you can strengthen and nurture them, and to honor the path that you are on with other people.

And whether you’re a Tarot beginner or a seasoned pro, we can all use a little extra insight when it comes to our love lives.

About Tarot & Relationships

Relationships are deeply complex things, and even when we have excellent communication with someone that we love and trust, there may still be questions under the surface:

  • Are we a good match?
  • What works about our partnership?
  • Which issues may come up in this relationship?
  • How can we strengthen our connection?
  • Will we be together for a long time?
  • What am I not aware of in this relationship?

The cards can answer these kinds of questions in a number of ways. And while relationships can be a tender thing to read about, the Tarot is not always as obvious in its messages as we might like when it comes to matters of the heart, but the cards can still offer us a lot of wisdom.

Think about:

  • What are you really asking?
  • Are you working to understand an existing problem within your relationship, or are you curious about issues that may arise?
  • Are you struggling with something in particular, or do you want to understand the bigger picture and look at your relationship broadly?

Think About Your Connection

When we dig into the relationships that we have with other people, a great place to start is often by reflecting on the connection itself: on what each person is bringing to the relationship, as well as what we each are hoping to get out of the connection.

  • Are you looking for someone to have adventures with, someone to stimulate you intellectually or creatively, someone to challenge you, someone you feel safe with?
  • Do you crave a long-term committed partnership, or are you looking for something more casual or temporary?
  • Do you believe in soul mates, and are you looking to expand your understanding of what intimate relationships can be?

This new spread for strengthening bonds holds a lot of space for considering the relationship and the individuals involved on their own and then moves into looking more closely at the connections, struggles, and possibilities that already exist.

You might like: Everything You Need to Know About Cups

A Warning About Using Tarot for Relationships

Before we dig into the spread, it’s important to consider the how and why of this particular kind of reading. Tarot is a tool for self-discovery, a way to help us look inward, process emotions, listen to our intuition, make decisions that resonate with us, and understand more about the things that are motivating us to act.

For me, using the Tarot to attempt to dig into the emotions or desires of a person that is not my client, or has not consented to the Tarot reading, feels ethically murky, which is why for this spread and sample reading, we will be focusing mainly on you.

Relationships are absolutely worth exploring with the Tarot, but it’s critical that we are attentive to what we are asking for from the cards and that we are thoughtful and respectful in the ways that we use tarot.

Read next: What Your Sign Says About The Way You Love

A Tarot Spread to Strengthen Bonds

If you like, before you begin reading, you can pull out cards to use as signifiers (also known as significators) for yourself and anyone else that you are thinking about as part of this reading. Signifiers are not necessary for readings, but they can be a way to represent yourself or another person as a way of anchoring the spread and helping you focus on the energies that you are exploring.

  • Which card do you feel best captures your spirit, your ambitions, your energy?
  • Which cards remind you of the person or people that you are in a relationship with?

The court cards are uniquely suited to working as signifiers, but rather than getting hung up on traditional associations for appearance, gender, or role, instead stay focused on the energy. Are you someone that wears their heart on their sleeve, someone that prioritizes the practical or logical, someone that always has multiple creative projects going? Do you see yourself as a leader, a teacher, an explorer, a student?

Sample Tarot Reading

This spread, as well as the sample reading, can help you look at your relationship a bit more objectively and consider the factors that may be contributing to your present state.

Note: the sample reading is only meant to be an example and is not a reading meant for anyone in particular.

Card One: An Insight Into my Relationship Right Now

Knight of Pentacles

Grounded, patient, and responsible, the Knight of Pentacles is a devoted explorer, someone that is committed to the work of growth, exploration, and legacy.

While we tend to think of the Knight of Cups as our romantic hero, the Knight of Pentacles is steadfast and focused, hardworking and devoted, a person that is willing to do the work to build something lasting and important.

As a picture of a relationship, this card indicates that this is a connection that is being thoughtfully tended to, one that has importance to both parties, one that is on the road to success.

Knights always ask us to be conscious of how we are utilizing a particular element, so this figure of Earth also offers a gentle suggestion to be aware of how stubborn we may be, both within the relationship as well as in our perspective on the relationship itself.

Card Two: Something to Know About Me

The Hermit

An archetype of solitude and the only Major Arcana card in this reading, The Hermit speaks of stepping back from daily routines and taking intentional time for self-discovery, awareness, and reflection.

In describing the querent, this card indicates that this is a person who craves a lot of time for themselves, someone that is thoughtful and careful, someone that is always seeking new answers and wanting to learn more about themselves.

Paired with the slow, deliberate energy of the Knight of Pentacles, the Hermit highlights ideas of care and compassion, of thinking through actions, of not making decisions with haste.

The Hermit may seem like someone that is deliberately avoiding relationships, but instead, this card seems to reflect exactly what is happening – a person using tarot for awareness, to learn new truths about themselves and their life.

Card Three: Something to Know About Them*

Ace of Cups

A card of beautiful beginnings and overflowing possibility, the Ace of Cups marks a fresh start, a new connection, the potential for an emotional or spiritual journey. In this position, this card indicates that the other individual in the relationship is open and generous, able to give freely and without hesitation.

Cups are the suit most often associated with love, friendship, and community, and the ace speaks of both giving and receiving in equal measure. This is a person that is open to connection, that is ready for something magical, and that is not afraid of their own emotions.

*Note: You can absolutely use this spread to explore a relationship with multiple people, including friend groups, collaboration groups, or a polyamorous group. Just write down the people you want to pull for and the order that you plan to use before you draw cards in this spread, and then when you reach position three, pull a card for each individual.

Card Four: Something That Connects Us

9 of Swords

Often considered one of the most painful or difficult cards in the tarot, the 9 of Swords is a card of nightmares, terror, anxiety, and pain.

Swords are intellectual, mental, and so while this card can be a challenging one to see, it usually points us to our own perceptions and beliefs rather than giving us a true depiction of our reality.

in this position, the 9 of Swords indicates that these two people were brought together by difficulties that they have faced, similar upbringings, or traumatic events that have connected them. This could mean that these individuals create challenges for each other or cause each other pain, but given the rest of the cards in this reading and the general sense of support, love, and care here, I see this is as an indication that these two people support each other through difficulties, rather than causing each other harm.

Card Five: An Issue to Pay Attention to

4 of Wands

A joyful card of movement, victory, and warmth, the 4 of Wands is powerful and celebratory. Creative efforts are coming together, there are no obstacles in sight, and a sense of deep satisfaction is present.

This is not a card that easily lends itself to issues or struggles – instead, it’s a moment of wonder and satisfaction in the midst of a long journey. For me, in this reading, this card reads as reassurance that all is well, foundations are solid, and that it’s okay to be happy in this present moment.

Card Six: A Way to Strengthen Our Relationship

9 of Cups

Tied to happiness, gratitude, and deep joy in the self, the 9 of Cups is a card of wishes fulfilled, of having everything that we need to thrive. There is a real sense of contentment in the present, an awareness that we are supported loved, and valued in our relationships and communities, along with having a rich sense of self-love.

Sometimes this card speaks to a wish that is still hovering in the background, something quiet that would really push our happiness over the top. In this position, the Nine of Cups speaks of a relationship that is already strong and urges us to believe that things really are as good as they seem.

This reading reveals a relationship that is stable and grounded, one that allows for both self-discovery and community care for each individual involved. With two Minor Arcana nines (Swords and Cups) as well as the Hermit, which is the ninth figure that the Fool meets on their journey, the Hermit takes special meaning in this reading, indicating that thoughtful consideration and sensitivity to emotions is an important piece to remember.

The Knight of Pentacles speaks of care and devotion, while the Nine of Swords indicates that past challenges have established a solid and lasting connection. And with the Four of Wands and the Nine of Cups rounding out the reading, the cards describe a relationship that is joyful, stable, and provides a deep sense of satisfaction to both parties.

Bonds That Cannot Be Broken

Tarot can be a very useful tool for introspection and reflection, particularly when it comes to the relationships we form and maintain with other people.

When reflecting, consider:

  • How do you use Tarot to learn more about yourself, and how do those truths extend to the person that you are in relationships?
  • How can the cards help you identify what you want and need from relationships of all kinds?
  • What does the Tarot have to say about love and romance?

And when reading for relationships, how do you balance the messages that you want to see with the truths that the cards are actually telling you?

Looking for more insights from the Tarot when it comes to love? Try a free love Tarot reading here!

This post features cards from the This Might Hurt Tarot.

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Is there one zodiac sign in particular that you often recognize as your favorite? Perhaps you wish it could always be Virgo season, soaking in that productive energy, for example.

Well, here’s an important notice for those that happen to favor intense and emotional Scorpio: for the next few months, you’ll be noticing this sign have an extended stay throughout the cosmos in more ways than one.

And it’s actually not just those who care deeply for this sign, either — certain zodiac placements may feel the effects of this strange time more than others.

For better or for worse, you’ll want to catch up on when and how this energy will be occupying the sky and take note of how to prepare and take advantage of this cosmic alignment.

Scorpio Zodiac Sign 101

With an air of mystery and veil of privacy, it may feel like it’s hard to get to the bottom of the Scorpio zodiac sign.

Scorpio is traditionally ruled by the planet of war and drive, Mars, adding to that intense motivation and devotion; however, modern astrology notes Scorpio’s ruler as Pluto, the planet of change, rebirth, and transformation, which speaks to the Scorpion’s openness to the taboo and occult.

Like other Water signs, Scorpio experiences emotions incredibly deeply, being intense lovers and friends for those that they care about. And all in all, being a Fixed sign, Scorpios are in it with you for the long haul… if you can get them to break down their walls for you.

Read this next: Tarot for Scorpio: Which Tarot Cards Represent Scorpio?

The Scorpio Special: 4 Celestial Bodies in Scorpio

All of these transits light up the cosmos with sky energy in their designated themes and areas of life.

Mark your calendars because these are some cosmic alignments you will not want to miss!

And speaking of calendars, check out our November astrology calendar to prepare for the month ahead.

1. Sun in Scorpio

As you may expect with all zodiac seasons, the Sun will be in Scorpio for about a month. Starting on October 23rd, we’ll see the effects of Scorpio season in full swing, reigning the skies until November 21st.

2. Mars in Scorpio

If you’re not yet convinced that Scorpio will be dominating the sky enough for your tastes, you’re in luck.

Mars, the planet of war, drive, and ambition, will also be housed in Scorpio from October 30th to December 13th. This is especially important given that Scorpio is in domicile here (AKA: sitting in its home turf).

3. New Moon in Scorpio

Unlike the other rulers of the cosmos, the Moon changes every couple of days rather than weeks, months, or years.

However, it fortuitously will be aligning during this Scorpio-heavy time period to grant us a New Moon in Scorpio on November 4th. That’s one day you’ll want to mark on your calendar for extra Scorpio energy!

Read more: The Ultimate Guide to New Moons

4. Mercury in Scorpio

For the grand finale, one final planet makes its way into Scorpio, and unlike the New Moon, it isn’t just a one-and-done event.

Mercury, the planet of communication and thought, will be joining the Sun and Mars in Scorpio on November 5th, sitting in this intense spot until November 24th.

Best Crystals to Use for Each Transit

With the calendars marked up, you’re now prepared schedule-wise for each Scorpio-centered planet coming up.

What about that Earthy, spiritual protection and good energy that a beloved crystal can provide? Here are our suggestions for crystal-lovers and newbies alike during this time.

1. Sun in Scorpio: Aquamarine

Calming and intuition-friendly Aquamarine is a sweet choice for Scorpio season.

While it can help ease up the intensity we generally experience under the Scorpio Sun, the beauty of Aquamarine is that it still lovingly taps into our emotional heart space rather than pushing us to avoid it.

So while it speaks to the Scorpio’s love of truth and emotional vulnerability, it does so in a way that may be gentler and less intimidating for those who find the season of the Scorpion to be more daunting.

2. Mars in Scorpio: Black Tourmaline

Mars in Scorpio is a fairly intense transit that demands quite a bit of our willpower and drive, pushing us to our limits if we’re not careful.

Black Tourmaline, a protective stone, has ties to our Root chakra, which speaks to our stability and comfort. When we’re comfortable with what our core needs and desires are, it becomes significantly easier to go after what we want with confidence.

And after all, isn’t that much of the beauty of working with a Scorpio Mars?

3. New Moon in Scorpio: Citrine

With a much lighter tone than the others thus far, Citrine brings productive but gentle energy to the table.

New Moons are abundant times of renewal and planning, and Scorpio energy can sometimes put a heavy damper on our initial optimism. Citrine can help bring that energy into balance, highlighting the importance of emotional investment without totally sacrificing an optimistic and joyful spirit.

4. Mercury in Scorpio: Rose Quartz

A fan favorite for a good reason, Rose Quartz may be a solid choice for Mercury transiting Scorpio.

Communication and the mind being ruled by emotionally intense and intuitive Scorpio can be overwhelming if not approached correctly.

After all, we want to remain honest and compassionate to our loved ones with that lovely Scorpio emotional awareness, but without succumbing to the sometimes-too-private nature of the protective Scorpion.

So, gentle and love-filled Rose Quartz brings the affectionate energy we need to the table but still taps into the Scorpio desire for real and honest intimacy.

The 5 Zodiac Signs Most Affected

As you may know, we all have a bit of the zodiac signs in our natal charts in one way or another.

To make the most of the next couple of months, take note of where these signs fall in your birth chart to see how the Scorpio energy will affect your personal astrological navigation.

1. Scorpio

You may have seen this one from a mile away, but Scorpio placements, as you may anticipate, will have a lot lighting up in their chart during this time.

All Scorpio energy will be intensified by quite a bit, which means that having Scorpio placements in your chart already will be dramatically emphasize this energy for you personally.

Be sure to take extra time to take care of yourself during this time, as the transformations and intensity that you typically experience will just be multiplied over the next months.

2. Taurus

Scorpio placements aren’t the only ones who will be feeling the next months with intensity.

Taurus placements will be finding themselves in a bit of an astrological pickle, as this sign happens to be exactly the opposite of Scorpio. In other words, while the sky is lighting up with all of Scorpio’s energy, Taurus is likely to be wildly uncomfortable with this astrological action.

Just remember: an opposition is not a big bad wolf to be feared, but a heads up that you may find friction wherever it lands.

3. Aquarius

What do Aquarius and Scorpio have in common? Well, they’re both Fixed signs, but that’s about it (at least on the surface).

These two signs form an uncomfortable square aspect, which means that challenges arise when Scorpio and Aquarius interact. That said, a challenge is just that: a challenge, not an impossible mission.

With an Aquarius placement, your energy will be squaring off against Scorpio, which may feel like a conflict of interest in terms of putting that Fixed motivation and drive into motion.

However, with the right attitude and awareness, you can use this as an opportunity to learn a bit more about going with the flow and adapting to new difficulties.

4. Leo

Now, what do Aquarius, Scorpio, and Leo all have in common? They’re in the same boat that we just discussed: all Fixed signs, squaring off against one another in uncomfortable tension. This means that you can expect the same difficulties that Aquarius placements will be experiencing during this time of Scorpio’s reign.

In other words: it may not be an easy road ahead, but valuable lessons, skills, and assets can certainly be learned if you’re open to the challenge.

5. Sagittarius

The Sagittarius-Scorpio interaction that occurs over the next few months may not seem as dramatic or fiery as the previous ones, but that doesn’t mean you should write it off as nothing.

A minor aspect called semisextile gets created with these two signs, which means that they’re right next to each other with little in common. This is mainly important as Sagittarius will be taking up the cosmos too.

For instance, Sagittarius is already residing in Venus, the planet of love and relationships, and it will be until November 5th. Plus, after Scorpio season and Mercury in Scorpio are done taking up space in the sky, Sagittarius will be taking over.

In other words, this is a placement you’ll still want to be paying attention to, as these neighbors may have lessons of equal importance to share.

Will Scorpio Season Be Sweet or Sour?

Are you feeling ready for the time of the Scorpion to take over?

The truth is, we all face the lessons that this intense zodiac sign has to share with us to varying degrees, whether we favor it or not, or whether it’s lighting up our chart with ease and grace or difficulty and tension.

And whether Scorpio is your favorite or most dreaded zodiac sign to see in the stars, it’s ultimately up to you to make sure this time is sweet instead of sour.

With your newfound knowledge of what to look for in your own chart, you’ll be ready as ever to take on the Scorpion reign.

Read next: Scorpio in Love: Relationships & Love Compatibility

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Perhaps one of the most incredible things about the Moon is the potential she provides us for transformation.

Those who are deeply connected to the lunar energy will be consciously aware of these transformations when they occur. Others may not feel the connection as deeply, but they will experience the magical lunar rays on some level or another, even if they can’t fully explain why or what is happening.

The Moon goes through several phases as she completes her cycle throughout the month. These phases are:

  • New Moon
  • Waxing Crescent
  • First Quarter Moon
  • Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon
  • Waning Gibbous
  • Last Quarter Moon
  • Waning Crescent

While each of these moon phases is significant, this article will focus on the Quarter Moon stages.

Read this next: How to Use Moon Phases to Grow Spiritually Every Month

What do the Quarter Moon Stages Mean?

Each Moon stage has a specific spiritual meaning. When we tap into this spiritual meaning and work simultaneously with the Moon, we are able to communicate more effectively with our soul and continue our soul path with greater ease.

It also enables us to recognize where we may be veering off the path in our lives. The Full Moon and New Moon are perhaps the most well-known for their transformative abilities, but the First and Last Quarter Moon play a huge role too.

  • The First Quarter Moon is a time for pushing through obstacles and facing your fears. During this stage, we are encouraged to confront whatever is holding us back, no matter how challenging it is.
  • The Last Quarter Moon is a time for thinking about what you want to achieve in the future. This Moon phase encourages you to take the lessons of the Full Moon which precedes it and take decisive action in reaching your goals. It could be anything from changing your hairstyle to embarking on a new project to achieve your dreams.

Both Quarter Moon phases center around transformation – the First is the struggle to push through to get to the transformation, and the Last is letting go of what no longer serves you and applying the transformation itself to your life.

Naturally, there are crystals that can help with this.

The Best Quarter Moon Crystals

So what are the best Quarter Moon crystals to use as you navigate your way through the magical lunar energies?

Moon phase crystals can be incredibly helpful, not only to connect you to your soul and the messages it wants to send you but also to keep you feeling emotionally balanced as la Luna works her magic!

First Quarter Moon Crystals

For pushing through fears and obstacles

1. Tiger’s Eye

Tiger’s eye is the perfect crystal to use during the First Quarter Moon phase. This crystal is famous for providing us with courage and endurance.

Like the Tiger in the wild, it is strong and fearless and helps you be as well. It also helps to calm you if you are particularly stressed and gives you the strength and fortitude to push through any obstacles in your way.

2. Crazy Lace Agate

This is a tremendous crystal for regulating emotions.

During the First Quarter Moon stage, fear tends to creep upon us. We start to doubt ourselves and our abilities. We begin to question ourselves. We want to just curl into a ball, where at least it is safe, and we don’t have to face the onslaught of whatever is frightening us.

The crazy lace agate crystal helps balance emotions and trap fear so that it cannot consume us.

3. Merlinite

This is an intensely powerful crystal, and its primary feature is that it highlights the light and dark that exists within ourselves and represents ancient magic.

Merlinite works with the soul to make the individual aware of their shadow side – the side where all fears lie. When the individual does not confront it, it can manifest on its own, often with disastrous consequences. In such instances, it is challenging for the individual to recognize their dark side and distinguish it from who they truly are.

Merlinite helps to confront fear, acknowledge it, recognize it, and work with the soul to transform it into something positive.

Last Quarter Moon Crystals

For planning for the future

1. Aventurine

This is an excellent crystal for moving forward and leadership. It brings renewed optimism for life and pushes us to take action so that we manifest our goals and dreams.

Aventurine is fantastic for clearing confusion and also for planning strategically so that your plans come to fruition. It is good to keep a piece nearby while you are writing notes about your upcoming ideas or making future plans.

2. Moonstone

Moonstone is a crystal that is good for any Moon phase, but it is especially helpful during the Last Quarter Moon because it helps to connect you with the deepest part of yourself – your intuition. We may have grand ideas about what we want, but are they what we truly need?

Moonstone helps you connect to your soul so that you can make plans based on what you need on a soul-based level.

3. Sunstone

What better crystal to help the gentle rays of the Moon than one that represents the vibrant power of the Sun? The Sun and Moon work together to breathe life and light to all humans, animals, and living beings on earth.

Sunstone is a fantastic crystal for promoting joy, hope, and optimism. When making new plans, it is important to feel enthusiastic about those plans! Sunstone brings a feeling of happiness and security, pushing you with a distinct and powerful motivation that will give you the boost you need.

Read this next: The Ultimate Guide to Crystal Healing

Let the Quarter Moon Phase Aid Your Transformation

We are constantly undergoing a process of transformation. Life is a series of mini-deaths and rebirths, all designed so that we can become the best versions of ourselves.

Quarter Moon crystals can be excellent in aiding you during these transformational moments. Trusting in yourself and the lunar energy is an essential component to manifesting the you and the life that you want.

Your soul knows the way – you simply have to talk with it and see which way it leads you.

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We all may have a personal bone or two to pick with a particular zodiac sign, maybe jaded by bad past experiences or scorned by toxic exes of the same sign more than once.

But have you ever noticed a collective dislike for one sign in particular, seemingly all against one random zodiac member? Or maybe you’ve told someone you’re a Gemini, only for them to end the conversation abruptly as if they’ve already made up their mind about who you are.

Today we’ll discuss why that seems to be and also take a peek at some of the signs that seem to be hated more than others.

Why Do Some Signs Have A Reputation, Anyway?

Astrology is nearly never as cut and dry as a “good” or “bad” zodiac sign, despite their reputations seeming to indicate otherwise.

But understanding why some signs get a bad rep can tell us a lot about ourselves as a collective, as ultimately, every judgment we pass onto others reflects back onto ourselves.

In fact, we have every zodiac sign somewhere within us, thanks to the profound depth of our natal charts. So it really can also be a literal reflection of what we’re uncomfortable with within ourselves.

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The Top 5 Most Hated Zodiac Signs

With that piece of info in our back pocket, we can explore the top five zodiac signs that tend to get some of the biggest heat right now and consider why that may be.

Remember that even if a sign seems to be getting a bad reputation now, the tides can always turn pending our cultural perspective. And ultimately, there’s more to the complexity of the stars than a black-and-white, good or evil perspective!

1. Gemini

It seems like, in recent years, Gemini has faced the most heat of all the zodiac. But why?

At the root of all rumors, maybe there is some truth (after all, there’s definitely a dark side to each zodiac sign). Geminis can indeed be unpredictable, flighty, and, yes, even the worst of their stereotypes — two-faced — from time to time.

At their core, they do fall under the Mutable modality, being easily changeable and flexible. Additionally, being an Air sign ruled by the planet of communication, Mercury, ensures an ability to charm anyone and anything onto their side. So it’s true – Geminis could easily use this power for deception.

However, the positive side of this is their ability to adapt and go with the flow, being more adventurous in discussion and open-minded than others.

Geminis are also capable of moving a conversation forward even when the party seems to have died down, and sometimes, in the stickiest of situations, it’s their moment of unexpected genius or whimsy that saves the day from disaster.

Get more insights: Top 7 Myths About Gemini

2. Scorpio

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Scorpio ranks second-place in the zodiac signs for their bad reputation, but this comes with the territory of being the enigma of the zodiac.

Scorpios seem to get a bad rep for emotional distance, but also emotional manipulation. They are claimed to be guarded and difficult to reach but also prodding and possessive. So what is the truth?

As confusing as it may seem, all of these claims can hold some water. Scorpio is a Water sign, holding the emotional intelligence and aptitude for intuition like its other watery companions, Pisces and Cancer. However, Scorpios are ruled by transformative Pluto in modern astrology and assertive Mars, the planet of war, in traditional astrology.

When a Scorpio trusts and loves someone, which may take longer than some of its Water sign peers, they can love hard — and in the experience of others, sometimes it seems to be too hard.

In healthy form, however, Scorpio can use their powers of perception for good and will adamantly protect anyone close to them with that Martian intensity and passion. They are truly capable of being powerful allies and strong companions.

3. Leo

With such a bold and beautiful presence, why would show-stopper Leo end up taking the stage on a top 5 “most hated” list?

It’s true, though: Leos, too, hold a bit of a bad reputation in recent years. The claims to their name include selfishness, possessiveness, and egotistical behavior. And like other signs discussed so far, it’s definitely possible for these traits to shine through a Leo sign.

Leo is a Fixed sign, capable of keeping their eye on one prize. For example, a fellow Fixed sign is Taurus, also known for its loyalty and steadiness. Both signs are capable of being possessive, which can be the shadow side of a Fixed nature.

But it’s Leo, not Taurus, who gets more heat for their possessiveness, whether it’s over the spotlight or a prized partner. Well, thanks to Leo’s Fiery nature, they’re simply more likely to be more open and possibly aggressive about what it is they want.

On the flipside, Leos can be passionate lovers and friends who will go to bat for the people they care about. And in healthy form, their love of the spotlight is actually capable of being shared if you’re in that select group.

A healthy Leo placement wants to see the best for those that they care about, too!

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4. Aries

Full of energy, the initiator and, therefore, first of the zodiac, Aries, seems to be leaving a harsh impression from time to time.

Like Scorpio, Aries is ruled by the planet of war, Mars, and as a Fire sign, tends to leave more of a clear impression, easily more bold and obvious with their outgoing and sometimes aggressive nature.

They don’t get as harsh of a reputation as the others so far, likely because this behavior is perceived as more upfront, but it’s also not perceived as the most diplomatic approach. It’s true that Aries is capable of being a short fuse, competitive and stubborn at their cores.

But equally, Aries is also capable of being passionate and sweet lovers and friends. Although even in healthy form, an Aries energy can still be too chaotic for some, it’s sometimes the life of the party for others.

5. Virgo

Poised and detail-oriented, the meticulous energy of Virgo is perhaps not for everyone.

Known for being judgemental and overbearing, Virgos can hold a bad rep for being impossible to please. It may seem like no matter what you do, it’s never enough for them or that they’re judging you before you even start working on the job.

Virgo often directs their attention to practical matters as an Earth sign, capable of noticing the fine details. You may also see a pattern of Mercurial signs getting a bit of a bad reputation so far, as Virgo, like Gemini, is ruled by the planet of communication.

Like Gemini, Virgo is unafraid to voice their ideas and concerns, and its Earthy nature may seem too nitpicky for some.

It’s actually probably true that Virgos are judging, but the zodiac would be out of balance without their exacting eye. Healthy Virgo placements will learn how to deliver criticism with grace and tact but still get the job done right.

Does Your Zodiac Sign Have a Bad Reputation?

Are any of your placements found on this list?

Whether they are or not, it’s actually more than likely that at some point, the narrative will shift from one set of signs to another. While today Gemini and Scorpio are at the top of the list, the tides may turn to lend the heat to a different set of signs in a few years.

Just remember that because every zodiac sign is capable of holding a shadow side, the signs we “hate” say way more about us as a collective community than those signs themselves. A set of traits may be culturally poorly received now but needed and popular at another time.

Related article: Which Zodiac Signs Are the Meanest?

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Pulling Tarot cards each day can be a beautiful gift to the self, a quiet few moments to reflect and consider.

For beginners, a card-a-day practice is often recommended as a way to get to know the deck without feeling overwhelmed — but even as a professional Tarot reader and writer, I still pull a Tarot card each morning, taking some time to think about what my day might hold and how I can best approach any challenges or obstacles that may emerge. Sometimes the simplest methods can be the most effective, and I am a strong proponent for short readings rather than pulling dozens of cards at a time.

But while a single-card reading can be great for a quick moment of reflection, if you’re looking for something with a bit more depth, a three-card reading can provide nuance, offering more detailed perspectives or identifying patterns that we can spend time examining.

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The Benefits of Daily Tarot Reading

When it comes to creating and maintaining a Tarot habit, most people prefer to either read at the start or the end of their days.

Morning readings are wonderful for preparing for the day ahead, thinking about tasks and responsibilities, and getting emotionally organized, while evening readings are best for reflection, understanding, and relaxation.

Both can be incredibly useful, particularly if you record your Tarot readings through Instagram, journaling, or another method of tracking your card pulls. By doing this, you can begin to identify patterns of cards that come forward and see your readings’ general themes, which can be a powerful way to deepen your practice and develop a more personal relationship with your deck.

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How to do a Three-Card Tarot Reading Daily

If you’re eager to make a three-card reading part of your daily routine but aren’t sure which to choose, think about what you appreciate the most about your regular readings and what kind of tarot reader you are.

Are you someone who wants your readings to prepare you for something on the horizon, frequently turns to the cards for advice, and uses readings to help lay the groundwork for future plans and challenges? Then a morning reading might be particularly motivating or helpful for you in planning out your day.

Or do you more frequently grab your cards when you’re eager to reflect on something, dig into your own emotions or fears around an event that has already happened, further understand a decision or reaction or occurrence? An evening reading may serve you best in this case.

Of course, many of us use the cards for both kinds of readings, and that’s absolutely fine — even encouraged! But if you lean to one side or the other, try reading at that time of day first, with some consistency. Commit to reading every morning or evening for a week and take notes for yourself. Pay attention to how it feels, then try the other option and compare the experiences.

In all likelihood, you will find that one suits your needs much better, and you may end up surprising yourself with your preference.

What Kind of Spread Should You Use for AM & PM?

There are many different kinds of Tarot spreads that you can use for morning and evening readings, but I find the best ones to be simple and straightforward. I’ve put together two different spreads for different times of day, which leaves plenty of room for individual expression and personal preferences.

And if you find yourself fixating on a particular event or occurrence in your day ahead, or if you end the day craving a more detailed reflection on something that happened, you can always tweak these spreads to address something with more specificity.

To help show you how to use these spreads and demonstrate how each spread can offer different insights on preparing for or processing a particular day, I’ve pulled three cards and will read them twice, first with the AM spread and then again with the PM spread.

As always, this is a sample reading and has not been pulled with any particular person or situation in mind.

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A Tarot Spread for the Day Ahead of You

Card One: Overall Theme of the Day

8 of Swords

This is typically a card that indicates that we are blind to something, that we are so focused on our narrow version of truth or interpretation of information that we cannot see any other way forward.

The 8 of Swords is a card of feeling trapped, but of actually having far more options than we realize — and as a card for the theme of a new day, indicates that we need to be thoughtful about listening to multiple perspectives, and perhaps seek someone else out to help us find our way through a challenge or obstacle.

Clarity is essential today, so rather than giving up before we even try to get out of a sticky situation, we need to open our eyes and actually pay attention to what is happening, rather than indulging every last fear and concern.

How can we prioritize truth today?

Card Two: Something to Pay Attention to

Knight of Swords

Tying into the messages of the first card, the Knight of Swords is a figure of decisive action and captivating ideas. Insightful, conclusive, and eager to get things done, this knight is bold and opinionated, charging forward with that blade held aloft. And while this is someone intelligent and focused, someone unafraid to fight for what they believe is true, knights always challenge us to consider how we are using their element.

Consider:

  • What information are we acting on?
  • How many perspectives have we listened to?
  • Are we open to new ideas, new opinions, or are we so sure that we’re right that we ignore any dissenting voices?

As something to pay attention to, this card urges us not to get so wrapped up in our own view that we overlook critical information. Where are we tempted to move too quickly?

Card Three: Advice to Remember

2 of Wands

The final card in our spread, the 2 of Wands, is usually tied to planning, organization, and long-term consideration for a creative effort.

After we have a wave of inspiration, it’s essential to take a moment and think about how we want to actually achieve it, checking in with the self and acknowledging how much effort it will take. Is this something that we really want to pursue? As a card of daily advice, this pip reminds us that we can decide where to put our energy, our brilliance, our magic.

Consider:

What do we really crave? What is our vision for the future?

As a morning reading, all three of these cards ask us to slow down, pursue truth, and be thoughtful about where we are putting our energy and intentions.

There may be challenging situations to navigate, and it may at times be difficult to tell where the truth lies. Rather than rushing forward and pushing past any doubts or concerns, the cards want us to show patience and restraint, move at a gentle pace, and ask questions of both others and ourselves. Progress can be made towards our goals, but not if we aren’t thoughtful about our choices and actions.

And with two cards from the suit of Swords, it may be that communication is particularly important to be aware of today.

A Tarot Spread for the Day Behind You

Now, let’s look at the same three cards in the context of the PM spread layout and see how the meanings shift.

Card One: Overall Theme of the Day

8 of Swords

The overall meaning of this card does not change — but in looking at this as a reflective card rather than energy to be looking for, the way we work with the 8 of Swords can bring an energy of interrogation.

Consider:

  • Where have we been close-minded, afraid to try something new?
  • What self-limiting beliefs may have held us back today?
  • There’s likely something under the surface, something that makes us uncomfortable, something that has us questioning ourselves and our abilities.
  • When and how did doubt creep in? What have you been afraid to question, afraid to examine? How do you feel trapped, and why?

Card Two: A Challenge to Reflect On

Knight of Swords

As something to pay attention to, this card urged us not to rush past doubts and be open to new ideas instead of obsessively fixating on our own.

But as a challenge to reflect on, the Knight of Swords asks how your sense of confidence might have impacted your choices today.

  • Was there anyone that pushed back against your ideas, any situations that left you frustrated, impatient, or feeling disrespected?
  • Think about the ways that your mind, your opinions, your perspective impact your choices.
  • Have you been close-minded, stubborn, sure that you’re right?
  • How might you have made progress more difficult by being unwilling or unable to hear other viewpoints or ideas?
  • Is there somewhere in your day that collaboration and cooperation could’ve made something easier?

Card Three: A Lesson to Carry Forward

2 of Wands

As for advice, the 2 of Wands is a card of thoughtful growth and checking in with the self — but as a lesson, this card is one of slowing down, being thoughtful, and taking more time to plan.

  • Where did you move too quickly, and how could both the Knight of Swords and the 2 of Wands offer different perspectives on the motivations for your rushing?
  • When did stepping back from movement help you assess what you really wanted and make a plan for success?
  • How are your creative goals beginning to clarify in your mind, and how can you continue to carve out space for more organization?
  • What choices that you made today felt really good, and which ones do you want more time with?

As an evening spread, these cards shift into contemplation, urging us to note patterns of stubbornness, close-mindedness, or taking our time to make decisions. Where did we see these energies throughout our day? How do these ideas resonate? Where did we rush past thoughtful attention, and where do we need more space to think?

Whether AM or PM, Be Sure to Pull Your Cards Today

Whether you choose to pull cards at the beginning of the day or at the end, giving yourself a few moments for awareness, reflection, and gratitude can be a beautiful way to express love and compassion.

When do you like to read Tarot, and how do you work with the cards you pull for each day? Does it feel more valuable for you to pull cards in the morning, in the evening, or does it depend on a specific factor?

This deck features cards from the Modern Witch Tarot.

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