Do you want to know what the year 2021 has in store for you?
As we know, there are many incredible systems of divination out there that can help you uncover what may be just around the corner — from the Tarot to runes to pendulums — but did you know that there is another simple way that requires no tools at all?
Numerology might be able to shine some light on what lies ahead for you during this year by just analyzing the energy of your Personal Year number!
Your Personal Year Number is the number that works in conjunction with your date of birth to give you some insight as to what to expect from the year ahead. It tells you what cycle you’re in when it comes to applying numerology to your life.
Let’s discover yours and what it means for 2021!
Don’t forget to check in on your free daily numerology reading throughout the year!
How to Calculate Your Personal Year Number
To calculate your Personal Year number:
- Add the day and month of your birth together.
- Add that to the year in question.
- Reduce it down again.
Add 2 + 0 + 2 + 1 to get 5. The 5 in this example is the “Universal Year” number. You’d add that to the 3 of your birth date calculation, 3 + 5 = 8. In this instance, your Personal Year number for 2021 would be 8.
Let’s get some more practice by looking at another example.
Let’s say you’re planning a wedding or another big occasion and want to know the best year for it to happen. Your date of birth is November 18th. You are looking to see if 2021 is going to be a good year for the event.
Start by reducing your day of birth; 1 + 8 = 9. November reduces to 1 + 1 = 2. Add those together, 9 + 2 = 11. Add 1 + 1 = 2. Now let’s work with the universal year, 2021. 2 + 0 + 2 + 1 = 5, then 5 + 2 = 7.
As you can see, this method helps you to determine if this is a good year for decision-making or whether you should wait and see what unfolds. It reveals whether you could be lucky in love or finances, or whether it’s a time to prepare for some hard work!
There’s no such thing as a good or a bad personal year, however. It’s all in how you apply yourself. Let’s look at each Personal Year number’s meaning and see what it means for you.
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Your Guide to 2021 With Your Personal Year Number
Personal Year 1
In numerology, 1 always indicates new beginnings! If this is your Personal Year number, buckle in — it’s known as the start of a fresh nine-year cycle, one that brings you a new set of promises and pitfalls.
A year 1 is when you need to work on prioritizing your goals. Major life changes may come your way, too, either through your own choices or those thrust upon you by circumstance.
Overall, 2021 will be a year of profound changes, whether in your career, romantic life, or incredible spiritual growth and shifts. You won’t always control what these changes look like, but you can prepare in advance by expecting the unexpected.
The key? With a year 1, it’s always ideal to go with the grain of change rather than against it, so be ready to roll with the punches!
Personal Year 2
Like all things in twos, a Personal Year number of 2 is about balancing, harmony, and keeping the peace.
Because of this, a year 2 is not a time for making hurried decisions or rushing into things. On the contrary, it reminds you that every action you put into the Universe will have an equal response and reaction.
At times, it’s best to let things develop naturally. If you’re a natural go-getter, you could see this as a challenge, but any assertiveness is only going to cause you delays in reaching your long-term goals!
Cooperation and letting go of what isn’t important is the key to getting through 2021. And while not particularly fortunate for a new romance, it is a good time for strengthening existing relationships.
Personal Year 3
Whether or not you were granted the “gift of gab” at birth, a Personal Year 3 indicates that it is time to get the communicative juices flowing regardless!
It will most likely be a very social year, a time to focus on mingling with others. This doesn’t necessarily have to be in-person communication, but it could also mean that you’re branching out into new online communities and expanding social media reach.
It’s a good year for romance too, but those relationships may be fleeting! Remember to keep things light and move with this ebb and flow.
Finally, if you’re creative, this is also a good year to throw yourself into your hobbies! 2021 is full of abundant opportunities with this personal year number — it’s just up to you to take them.
Personal Year 4
2021 is a year of much work for you if number 4 is your Personal Year number, but there is an incredible bright side to this as well.
A high reward for your work is also possible with this number, but you have to leave behind most light-heartedness and procrastination and apply yourself to long-term goals. In other words, hard work and dedication are the keys to success this year.
It’s a year of self-control and one where you’re unlikely to see immediate results, but the long-term reward will be well worth it. Try not to get too frustrated and enjoy the process rather than focusing on the outcome!
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Personal Year 5
Year 5 is another changeable year! It will feel like everything you thought would be established with this Personal Year number seems to be evolving.
The good news is that this evolution is all for the best, and in 2021, both your social life and your creative projects have the capacity for growth and expansion. It’s also a time for you to get rid of what’s holding you back from being all you can be.
Explore different ways of moving forward, and don’t be inflexible when it comes to these changes. And even as all the little things seem to be moving around, remember to pay attention to your ultimate goals.
You’ll have a lot of energy this year and might be tempted to take on too much and spread yourself too thinly!
Personal Year 6
For you, 2021 is a year of putting things in order and making things right.
A year 6 brings added responsibilities and obligations to the table. There may be issues and concerns within your family or other loved ones. It’s a year for sacrifice rather than achievement, but it also puts you in the driver’s seat for many of the major decisions. For those who like to be in control, this is good news!
You might have to juggle your plans and projects around for new obligations. Slow down to the speed of life, focus on home life and family, and enjoy the ride.
The old saying about great power bringing great responsibility is a two-way street — with great responsibility also comes great power, so be sure to use it to your advantage.
Personal Year 7
Ready to get the mind moving?
In Numerology, number 7 is very intellectual and introspective, and this is what this year will bring to you. It’s a bit of a break from the chaos of 2020 and a chance for you to gather your thoughts on what you truly want to achieve.
Self-examination, personal growth, and analyzing your thoughts should take priority in 2021. Realize where you’ve been, accept what you did wrong, celebrate what you did right, and take responsibility for it all.
And when you’re ready, new epiphanies, plans, and ideas will be waiting for you on the other side of that door!
Personal Year 8
Hard work, abundance, and material wealth are often major themes for a Personal Year 8.
With this, your thoughts should revolve around your financial situation and material possessions. The introspection and chaos of 2020 helped you prioritize your goals, and now you can start again to stride toward them.
Major decisions will come your way this year, as will achievements and recognition. It’s an optimal year for advancing your career, investments, and buying real estate. Plus, your determination is at a peak in a year 8!
In 2021, it’s time to show the world what you’re made of and prove that your hard work has paid off.
Personal Year 9
The wheels of fate and the waves of change are not yet done with you when you have a Personal Year number 9.
9 is the last of the single digits in numerology, and it’s the last year in the nine-year cycle. Many things will come to a close, and conclusions will be reached. You’ll find yourself prioritizing what you want to keep and what you need to let go to move forward.
Your faith may come under scrutiny, and even relationships could reach a natural conclusion. It’s a time to get rid of what you no longer wish to carry through your life and make room for the new beginnings that the next year has in store for you.
This means that 2021 is a great springboard for growth and opportunity at the end of the day. It opens up new doors and ushers in only the best of intentions.
Ready to Take on 2021?
A new year can be either the most daunting or the most exciting thing depending on how you view the fresh start.
But whether or not the sight of 2021 makes you anxious or giddy with excitement, you can use your Personal Year number to help plan your year ahead. With this special little number, you can understand the themes and vibrations that each year will bring to you so you can benefit from its positive energies.
Knowing this information also means you can be prepared for the negative impact that it may have on your life. You can now anticipate the challenges or obstacles each personal year may throw your way!
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In 2020, we all felt the contraction of Saturn in Capricorn. Our social circles, the economic outlook, and your ability to travel all got smaller. It’s been tough, but there is hope.
On December 21st, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn aligned in Aquarius, heralding social innovation and thoughtful growth here on Earth. The arrival of Saturn in Aquarius also activated Uranus in Taurus.
The Saturn-Uranus square is a signature transit of 2021.
It will peak three times. On February 17th, 2021, June 14th, 2021, and December 24th, 2021, but consider it active all year long.
Let’s dive into what this transit means for you moving forward into this year!
Saturn in Aquarius
We had a brief taste of Saturn in Aquarius from May 12th to July 3rd, 2020. What was happening in your life at that time? Notice any themes that emerged during that period because these stories will develop for you in 2021.
Think working from home, think Zoom meetings, think online shopping, think online everything. That’s Saturn in Aquarius bringing practical social solutions to the problems identified by Saturn in Capricorn. The problem itself doesn’t necessarily go away, but we apply innovative thinking and find a new way forward.
Aquarius is a progressive sign with a humanitarian streak seeking to make the world better and fairer for all.
Aquarius offers an intellectual approach because it is an Air sign. Don’t be fooled by the water-bearer’s image, like Gemini and Libra, Aquarius is an Air sign and, traditionally ruled by Saturn, focuses on collective ideals and passing on knowledge.
Saturn moving out of Earth sign Capricorn and into an Air sign Aquarius is significant.
It’s a once-in-29-year opportunity to feel into the different expression of this planet moving between the signs it has ruled since ancient times. It’s time to change your approach from survival to innovation, find new ways of connecting, make new friends (they’ll be quirky types), and experiment with fresh ideas.
Make sure to check out: Making Career Goals a Reality With Saturn in Aquarius
Uranus in Taurus
Uranus has been in Taurus for a while now (since May 2018), and perhaps we’ve become somewhat comfortable with this electric energy in the luxurious sensual sign of Taurus.
Uranus doesn’t do comfort; he’s more like an alarm clock that wakes you up to shake things up. Uranus will create turbulence and test all the wonderful ideas that Saturn in Aquarius brings to the table.
Think of Uranus as the devil’s advocate, the rebel in the room that tests the limits that Saturn imposes with authority.
“That won’t work,” says Uranus. “That’s not right,” says Uranus. “Why should I? Actually, I’m just going to do this instead. You can’t stop me.”
And off he goes.
Saturn in Aquarius wants to create an inclusive utopian based on stable principles. Uranus cares not for rules of any kind and will seek freedom at all costs.
The Saturn-Uranus Square
When planets form a square, they see each other. They understand what the other planet is saying; they just don’t like what they hear, and conflict arises.
Aquarius and Taurus are both Fixed signs.
They are incredibly reliable and committed, but the flip side of these positive qualities is stubbornness and resistance to change.
This doesn’t sit easily for the planet of change, Uranus – and yet you have almost three years of experience with Uranus in Taurus. You’re familiar with the sudden changes in your material world and hopefully have come to appreciate the greater freedoms that come with it.
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Apart from that short stint in mid-2020, you’re not so familiar with Saturn in Aquarius, so it will take a while to understand how this energy will express itself on a collective level and also how it will activate your own natal chart (this is something one of our astrologers can help you with).
So there’s a three-round battle between Saturn and Uranus as Saturn seeks to create the “new normal” we keep hearing so much about, and Uranus keeps shaking up the status quo.
Keep an open mind, and don’t become rigid in your ideology. That is one of the downsides of Saturn in Aquarius, inflexible thinking.
Be secure enough in your mind to be able to hear outside viewpoints – Uranus could bring some really way-out concepts your way – and assess them without emotion. Aquarius is cool as a cucumber and doesn’t get swept up in feelings; ideas, on the other hand…
Uranus in Taurus asks that you be prepared to make changes to your material world.
There will be surprises – to land and environment, to work and labor, to food and resources. What is lost in consistency and predictability (which Taurus loves) is made up of technological advancement and innovation.
Find your sweet spot between comfort and change. Align with your true desire for freedom and authenticity. Be willing to experiment and work towards creating meaningful new foundations for your life in 2021.
Working with Saturn & Uranus in 2021
- Embrace and create change in your life
- Create new traditions
- Question authority
- Start a personal revolution
- Become a rebel with a cause
- Upgrade your tech skills
- Re-evaluate your past
We are approaching the second half of February 2021 astrology, bringing us into Pisces season. The Sun enters Pisces on Thursday, and the influence this Water sign brings is etheric, intuitive, and dreamy.
Pisces is ruled by Neptune, which rules our imagination and spiritual connection, so you can expect yourself to be seeking that which inspires and stirs your soul starting on Thursday.
Pisces’ symbol is two fish, representing Piscean energy, which desires to find companionship and influences us to dive a little deeper into our relationships. Pisces season is a time of friendship, art, and you may find your dreams more active as well!
Say Goodbye to Mercury Retrograde!
The second big event for the week is that Mercury stations direct on Saturday.
The planet of communication and thinking is moving direct in the Air sign of Aquarius, which means our thoughts will more easily guide us to move forward instead of looking back.
This energy will pair well with the waxing Moon, which offers heightened creativity to help us work towards the visions we hold for our future. Friday brings the quarter Moon in Gemini, which brings a crisis theme but is also key to the manifestation process.
The quarter Moon often tests us to see how committed we are to our vision and if we are going to stick with it even if there are minor setbacks.
If you feel anxious this week, an astrological reading can help you make sense of the energy and get you back on track to manifesting what you truly desire!
You will also want to read: What to Expect When Mercury Goes Direct
Planetary Locations During February 15 – February 21, 2021
• Sun: Aquarius (January 19, 2020 – February 18, 2021), Pisces (February 18, 2021 – March 20, 2021)
• Mercury: Aquarius (January 8, 2021 – March 15, 2021)
• Venus: Aquarius (February 1, 2020 – February 25, 2020)
• Jupiter: Aquarius (December 19, 2020 – May 31, 2021)
• Saturn: Aquarius (December 17, 2020 – March 7, 2023)
• Uranus: Taurus (Until April 25, 2026)
• Neptune: Pisces (Until March 30, 2025)
• Pluto: Capricorn (Until January 20, 2024)
Daily Astrology Snapshots for February 15 – February 21, 2021
Monday, February 15
Aquarius – Our minds are in the clouds even though we are going about our day. We really appreciate humor to lift the spirits.
Moon in Aries sextile Jupiter in Aquarius – There’s a bit of luck in the cards today as our passion is riding on the wings of the money planet Jupiter. Keep an eye out for big ideas that seem to just come to you!
Make sure to read: How to Embrace Individuality With Jupiter in Aquarius
Tuesday, February 16
Moon in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn – Conflicts at work might pop up today as people holding resentments have trouble keeping them inside. Brace yourself to respond to everything peacefully.
Wednesday, February 17
Saturn in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus – There is rebellious energy sweeping the planet today. Don’t be surprised when you hear big global news and when you want to stay home and eat ice cream for no apparent reason.
Thursday, February 18
Sun enters Pisces – This transit lasts until March 20th. We are more drawn to nature, meditation, crystals, and time with friends now. You may find that people are more open and looking to indulge in their senses.
This can lead to new creative projects and help you see new ways of approaching life that can help you have fun no matter what.
Friday, February 19
Quarter Moon in Gemini – There’s pressure in the air that could bring surprises or open the gate to the next step in our journey. Change often happens on the quarter Moon which is a precursor for the coming Full Moon.
Venus in Aquarius square Mars in Taurus – Passions run hot today, and people may be all too impulsive, so think before you jump into something that may bring more headache than it’s worth.
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Saturday, February 20
Mercury direct in Aquarius – You feel the winds of change starting to lift you again today as our minds can now see more clearly what steps we can take to get where we want to go.
You may get added inspiration that helps you really take your hidden desire seriously and go for it.
Sunday, February 21
Moon in Gemini trine Venus in Aquarius – It will be hard to sit still with this active energy. You may find yourself looking at how things work or diving into obscure conversations as if you see the world through technicolored glasses.
What’s up in the stars today? Check your free Daily Horoscope – here on Astrology Answers!
Did this overview resonate with you? Get another astrologer’s take on this week’s astrology forecast.
Whether or not you’re aware of them, each person on the planet has a degree of one or another psychic or supernatural sense – it’s all about determining yours and learning to listen to it.
Extra-sensory perception, or ESP, isn’t something we’re taught about in schools, and as a result, most people have to work to develop their senses.
Learning the difference between the supernatural senses – like clairvoyance versus clairsentience – will help you finetune your gifts.
Many people think that any ESP falls into the same category as a psychic medium that connects to spirits or someone who can see the future; these are not all the same, although they are all different, unique forms of symbiotic connection to Universal energy.
Let’s talk about what this all means!
What are the 6 Senses?
No, we’re not talking about sight, taste, touch, sound, and smell. We’re talking about clairvoyance, clairaudience, claircognizance, clairsentience – with honorable mentions clairalience and clairgustance.
Yes, this may seem like a foreign language or a science textbook, but stick with us because it’s truly fascinating.
Have you ever just known something to be true without needing any information? Have you ever smelled something and gotten a rush throughout your body like you just accessed another time and place? Or maybe you’ve had a strong sense of déjà vu that feels otherworldly like you’ve actually been there before?
These feelings are more common than you might think, and most people don’t realize that they’re probably accessing Universal wisdom.
Let’s explore each branch of ESP, so you don’t miss the future signals!
Clairvoyance is perhaps the most well-known of these senses, but its definition is often misunderstood.
The word clairvoyant comes from ancient terms that mean “clear” and “vision.” Many people think that this is simply seeing the future, but clairvoyance is much more than that – and often not that at all.
Some people sense information, like knowing what someone is thinking at the moment or understanding something about an object, location, or event without any explanation needed. While it sometimes involves visions of future events, it is more of a broad ability to sense things that others cannot.
This ability has been reported historically, accounted for within many religions, and even studied scientifically.
So, the next time you sense something or know something out of context, pay attention – it may be the Universe sending you messages!
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The beginning of this word and all other senses, like clairvoyance, comes from the French “clair,” meaning clear. “Audience” relates to hearing, and these words come together to represent the sense of clear hearing or clairaudience.
Clairaudience is related to an ability to hear things that others can’t or to sense information from certain sounds that others glean no information from.
People with the gift of clairaudience may receive messages from loved ones or the Universe through their auditory processes, and these sounds may come in the form of voices, music, or even random noises.
If you happen to receive messages from loved ones who have passed through your auditory senses – or any other sense – you may also be a medium.
Clairsentience stems from “clair” and “sentir,” which is Latin for feeling.
Clairsentience is essentially the ability to feel or sense certain information without outside context. Your body may respond to this information through sensations like prickling hairs or goosebumps, feeling hot or cold, itching, or butterflies in the stomach.
If you have a certain feeling or idea and experience these sensations, it may be your clairsentience engaging with you.
In fact, pay attention to your feelings for the foreseeable future and try to notice any physical sensations that accompany them – this is an excellent way to engage your intuition.
Claircognizance is often mistaken for clairsentience, but it has more to do with knowing than a feeling.
In fact, “cognizance” means knowledge or awareness. Where clairsentience inspires a feeling, claircognizance is simply a state of knowing something to be true without context from this reality.
This is also related to intuition, and those with extra-sensory gifts may experience both clairsentience and claircognizance from time to time or even simultaneously.
Clairalience & Clairgustance
Our honorable mentions are probably the least known of the ESP abilities, but they exist nonetheless and are just as interesting – maybe even more so.
Clairalience is an extra-sensory perception involving the olfactory system.
Have you ever caught the whiff of a certain fragrance and felt like you were transported to another dimension? That’s clairalience. Many people say that our sense of smell is linked to memory and emotion and that it’s one of our strongest senses.
In some supernatural films, the characters talk about a sulfuric odor when they’re in the presence of a certain spirit, a form of clairalience.
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This form of ESP involves the tastebuds, making it perhaps the most fun of all the senses! After all, who doesn’t love delicious food and a late-night snack?
This is a psychic sense linked to the tastebuds, and while it may be hard to pinpoint, it is nevertheless real and exciting.
Think about how you feel when you cook, how each bite evolves, and the energies combine. Or maybe you’ve bitten into fresh fruit and just felt that something was off. Children often use their sense of taste to get a better “feel” for an object, perhaps pointing to an innate sense of clairgustance.
Trusting Your Senses
Now that you know more about each of these intuitive senses, it’s time to let your instincts kick in. You may have even remembered a memory or two that aligned with these senses – don’t you wish you would have recognized your unique gifts back then?
The more you engage your intuition and listen to these sensations and bodily cues, the more you’ll develop your psychic senses. So, when these feelings or intuitive insights pop up, pay attention to them!
The Universe is gifting you with information that you might not otherwise pick up on.
Each and every one of us has a certain bit of extra-sensory perception just waiting to be explored. Just be careful with your gifts once you’ve begun developing them – not everyone will understand or want to hear what you have to say, especially about feelings they might be trying to keep hidden.
Explore your senses on your own and practice gratitude for the additional understanding and wisdom that comes with trusting not only the Universe but your own intuition.
What are you sensing?
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The Year of the Metal Ox is upon us, and it is worth thinking about how this year can benefit us in terms of our wellness and prosperity.
The good news is that the Ox is one of those signs where prosperity follows naturally!
The Ox’s Western equivalent in astrology is Capricorn, and we all know what this zodiac sign is like when it comes to material matters. That same Capricorn power is prevalent in the Ox, and the determination to reach one’s goals is solid.
The Year of the Rat in 2020 was much about being strategic and thinking of ideas. The Year of the Ox 2021 is about implementing these ideas in the physical world.
We can make some Year of the Ox predictions, which can be very helpful when working with this energy.
Looking for more insights as we move into the Year of the Metal Ox? Check in on your free daily Chinese horoscope!
How the Year of the Ox Affects the Four Trines
In Chinese Astrology, there are four trines, which consist of three different animals in each trine.
- The first trine consists of the Rat, Dragon, and Monkey. These are the movers and shakers of the zodiac.
- The second trine consists of the Ox, Snake, and Rooster. These are the builders of the zodiac.
- The third trine consists of the Tiger, Horse, and Dog. These are the humanitarians of the zodiac.
- The fourth trine consists of the Rabbit, Goat, and Pig. These are the peacemakers of the zodiac.
The Year of the Metal Ox will affect members of each trine in different ways.
Make sure to read: Understanding the 4 Trines in Chinese Astrology
How the Year of the Metal Ox Brings Prosperity & Wellness
The Year of the Metal Ox & the First Trine
If you are a member of the first trine, then this Year of the Metal Ox brings great potential regarding prosperity. The First Trine and Second Trine (which the Ox belongs to) are traditional friends in the zodiac.
Therefore, Rats, Dragons, and Monkeys can look forward to seeing their ideas and current ventures grow throughout the year. This is also a good time for health as it enables them to step outside of themselves and take practical measures to improve any health issues.
Members of the first trine must be wary of being too rigid in their thinking this year. It is important to be flexible when necessary so that they can be even more prosperous.
The Year of the Metal Ox & the Second Trine
This is an excellent year of prosperity for the Ox, Snake, and Rooster. The Ox is a second trine member and bestows his fellow animals with good fortune and lucky opportunity.
If you are an Ox, Snake, or Rooster, don’t be surprised if a windfall comes your way or a chance encounter leads to something prosperous and productive.
Members of the second trine need to be wary of taking on too much responsibility. The Ox has a tendency to take a lot on its shoulders and the second trine may feel more burdened this year if they do not learn how to have a good balance between work and play.
The Year of the Metal Ox & the Third Trine
For members of the third trine, the Tiger, Horse, and Dog, this year brings greater productivity and stability to their endeavors.
This year presents a lot of opportunity for the third trine, so they are strongly advised not to waste this energy. 2022 marks the Year of the Tiger, and it is set to be more unpredictable and less grounded than the Year of the Ox, so third trine members would do well to harness the Ox’s energy.
It is a great time to embark on new health regimes, set out an exercise regime that they will find easier to stick to for the next 12 months, and press on with their material goals and long-term projects.
Members of the third trine need to be careful of being too rebellious against authority.
The Ox does not like having his authority questioned, and third trine members are rebellious by nature, especially the Tiger and Horse. They could land themselves in trouble if they display a show of rebellion, which is done without thinking carefully. It is best for them to look before leaping and to think before speaking this year.
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The Year of the Metal Ox & the Fourth Trine
For members of the fourth trine, the Rabbit, Goat, and Pig, this is a year where they can move forward with their long-term plans and apply excellent focus to their financial endeavors.
Even if they experience disruptions, they will find it easier to get back on their feet. This is a terrific year to embark on new creative projects. The fourth trine is very creative, and Ox energy bestows the necessary groundedness to implement their creativity into the real world.
Fourth, trine members need to be wary of distractions this year as they tend to drift off into a dream world. Ox energy ought to bring them back to earth, but there may be a tendency towards escapism if doubt or fear is at the forefront of their mind.
The key is for the fourth trine member to trust themselves and believe they can reach whatever goals they set.
Happy Lunar New Year!
The Year of the Metal Ox brings the chance for wellness and prosperity to all members of the zodiac because of the Ox’s hardworking and resilient nature.
Of course, it is up to us to put the necessary hard work in to achieve our goals, but we are fortunate that Ox energy gives us the extra boost we need to see things through till the end!
Make long-term plans and get ready for lots of planning and organizing.
Don’t forget to be flexible too. The Ox is fantastic at staying the course but can be stubborn at times! Achieving a good balance between your staying power and flexibility is the surest way to success this year.
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When you want to work with grounding, managing, and controlling astrological energy, a beneficial tool you can use is crystals. To help you out, let’s explore the March crystal forecast!
Crystals are great for tapping into the energy that you want. They come from the Earth, helping to ground and focus.
Once you’ve chosen the crystals you want to work with of the ones mentioned below, make sure to cleanse and charge them first.
Cleansing your crystals may be as simple as leaving them out under the light of the Sun and Moon for a day or submerging them in sea salt for a day. To charge your crystals, do something positive and fun for at least 20 minutes daily for one week while holding them in your non-dominant hand.
You can check out the article to help guide you: 7 Ways to Cleanse Your Crystals in Less Than 10 Minutes
Then run them through the elements (hold under some water for water, stick in some dirt for the earth, wave through the flame of a match or candle for fire, and put out the flame and wave through the smoke or wave through the smoke of incense for air).
After this, your crystals are ready for use!
Keep them in your pocket, wallet, or purse, wear them (if jewelry), place them on your desk, nightstand, counter, or in your car. They’re there for you whenever and wherever you need their help.
Now, let’s dive into it.
Let your daily crystal reading guide you through March!
General Crystal Forecast For March 2021
Let’s review some general crystals for March first before we get into your crystal forecast based on your zodiac sign.
Crystals For Pisces Season
This month began with us in Pisces Season, which we’re still currently in. The Pisces energy is strongest this Pisces Season March 8th to 14th. Pisces is excellent for imagination, intuition, and compassion, but it can also make us more vulnerable, sensitive, and unrealistic.
Pisces Season lasts until March 20th. Try these Pisces crystals for using the Pisces energy:
For Strengthening Intuition
Labradorite, a stone of magic.
Citrine, a joyful crystal.
For Being More Compassionate
Kunzite, a stone of Divine Love.
For Having Healthy Boundaries
Black tourmaline, a protective crystal.
For a Better Reality
Larimar, which raises consciousness.
Find more crystals perfect for Pisces Season: The Best Crystals for Pisces
Crystals For Aries Season
On March 20th, the Sun moves into Aries, and we kick off Aries Season. Venus moves into Aries the next day, and the two hook up quickly, so we’ll have some nice energy right away.
Aries Season is excellent for new beginnings, energy, and excitement. It can also make us more impatient, impulsive, and frustrated, though.
Aries Season starts March 20th and lasts until April 19th. Try these Aries crystals for using the Aries energy:
Aquamarine, the stone of courage.
For Better Energy
Clear quartz, which can help regulate energy.
Obsidian, which helps with self-control.
For Patience & Decreasing Frustration
Howlite, a crystal for calmness, and carnelian, which controls anger.
Find more crystals perfect for AriesSeason: Lucky Crystals for Aries
Crystals For Mars in Gemini
One other astrology event I want to point out for this month is Mars just entered Gemini two days ago and is in this sign for the rest of the month (until April 23rd).
This stimulates massive mental energy, and we can be much busier and more engaging. We may find ourselves scattered, though, restless or anxious, and have to get some control over the mental energy.
Try these crystals for Mars in Gemini:
To Slow Down Mental Energy
Calcite, which slows down over-stimulation.
For Greater Mental Focus
Blue quartz, which brings clarity.
To Calm Anxious Energy
Amethyst, a tranquil crystal that promotes tranquil energy.
March 2021 Crystal Forecast For the Zodiac Signs
Now let’s explore the crystal forecast for each of the zodiac signs for March:
The first half of March has you clearing out and cleaning up to make room for when your season kicks off, Aries. Then you can hit the ground running and make use of your increased energy.
Mars brings out lots of ideas that you want to take action with, and fast.
For New Beginnings
You may be focused on your dreams for the future during the first half of the month, Taurus. You can look further ahead and let yourself dream of the ideal future you hope for. Later in the month, you can listen to your intuition for guidance.
Mars helps you get disciplined with your plans.
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You likely want to make some progress during the first half of the month, Gemini, and focus on your goals. You can think outside of the box later in the month, and Mars in your sign can help keep you moving and take the initiative for what you want.
You can think a lot bigger during the first half of the month, Cancer, and focus on the bright side of life. You may get more disciplined later in the month, and Mars can keep your ideas to yourself, waiting and preparing for the right time to come later.
For Big Ideas
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Serious matters get your attention during the first half of the month, and you can find solutions and transform, Leo. Your mood can perk up later in the month, and Mars can help you work on plans for change and experiment.
You may try to get more time with others and improve your relationships during the first half of the month, Virgo. You can tackle challenges later in the month, and Mars can keep your focus disciplined and help you work on long-term plans.
There can be plenty of work for you to get done during the first half of the month, Libra, and you can stay focused as needed. Your attention can turn toward others later in the month, and Mars can help you be more optimistic.
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Creativity and fun can be your focus during the first half of the month, Scorpio, and you may not want to deal with any work until later in the month when you’re more focused.
Mars can prompt a transformation for the better of some sort in your life.
You can focus on matters at home or with family during the first half of the month, Sagittarius, and want to give yourself some emotional support. You can focus more on the positives later in the month, and Mars can keep attention on others.
For Cleansing the Home
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Your mental energy can be high during the first half of the month, Capricorn, and you can come up with lots of new ideas. Mars helps you to get practical with it and start taking some small steps.
You may focus more on emotions later in the month.
For Mental Focus
For Emotional Healing
You may take things slowly during the first half of the month, Aquarius and activity can pick up later in the month. Mars brings out creative energy, and you can use it to make life a little more fun.
For Slowing Down
The month starts with your season, Pisces, and you can focus on what you want to get started with for yourself. You can take things slow and steady later in the month, and Mars can make you think about how to strengthen your foundation.
For Emotional Strength
Use the Power of Crystals This March!
Let March be a fabulous month for you this year! Using some astrology paired with crystals can help you do just that. Review this crystal forecast and see which crystals you already have that can work for you, or see which resonate most with you.
You don’t need every crystal listed (obviously), and one crystal you have a strong connection with can go a long way. Trust your instincts to guide you to the right one.
It’s summertime in the Northern Hemisphere, and with the warm breeze of summer often comes the whispering winds of romance. We may be prone to start thinking about romantic connections as the weather warms up, and we look for new adventures to occupy what many consider to be the best time of the year. And with the desire for romance comes the question of compatibility.
It’s not always easy to tell how compatible you are with someone else based solely on interactions, especially because everyone tends to flirt and date in different manners. This is why it’s useful to turn to metaphysical tools like numerology and astrology to give us a bit more information that may be lying underneath the surface of a connection.
Today, we’re utilizing numerology to get more insight into how your Destiny number (also called the Expression number) can help you determine compatibility with another Destiny number – and we’re focusing on Destiny numbers 1 and 2.
Finding Your Destiny Number
Numerology utilizes 11 numbers to learn more about our fate, including 1-9, 11, and 22. (11 and 22 are considered Master numbers with unique meanings; but, when determining Destiny numbers, these numbers are reduced to a single digit).
You may be wondering how to find your Destiny number, which is actually quite simple and involves your full birth name, or the name you identify with. Each letter of the alphabet is assigned to a number in numerology.
So, to get your Destiny number, you’ll want to add the letters your full name, one name at a time. Let’s use the name Amy Lee Smith for example:
Amy = 1 + 4 + 7 = 12
And then we reduce that number by adding the digits: 1 + 2 = 3
Lee = 3+5+5 = 13
1+3 = 4
Smith = 1 + 4 + 9 + 2 + 8 = 24
2 + 4 = 6
Now, we’re going to add the three digits representing each name.
3 + 4 + 6 = 13
1 + 3 = 4
Amy Lee Smith’s Destiny number is 4.
If you’d like more information on how to calculate your Destiny or Expression number you can see: How Your Expression Number Shapes Your Destiny.
Now that you know more about how to find your Destiny number, let’s take a look at the most and least compatible numbers for Destiny numbers 1 and 2.
Love Compatibility for Destiny Number 1
Those with the Destiny number 1 are born as natural leaders of the pack. They typically have an entrepreneurial spirit, they’re self-sufficient, and they know how to get what they want out of life.
While they can appear intense or even aggressive at times, these folks have a big heart and can be quite affectionate. Additionally, their intellectual skills are through the roof.
As a number 1, you will stop at nothing to make your dreams come true. Let’s take a look at compatibility between number 1 and other Destiny numbers.
This can be a thriving combination if you can learn how to dial back your competitive nature when you’re with one another. The intellectual vibes the two of you share will lead to deep, intense conversations that can carry on for hours.
You may butt heads from time to time, as you’re both very opinionated – but if you can keep an open mind with each other, this can be a match made in heaven.
Destiny number 2 indicates a cooperative, compromising individual who wants to get along with others. This can be a great match if you’re looking for this kind of dynamic – one strong personality met with one negotiator.
Number 2 can help number 1 stay calm in the face of stress, as they’re able to help you think things through and focus on your ultimate goals. This match can help you find more patience in everyday life.
Destiny number 3s are excellent communicators, which meshes well with your sense of initiative. If this couple has a problem, they’re able to face it head-on, finding a solution by working through it together.
However, number 3s have an enthusiasm for life that sometimes gets in the way of their long-term goals, as they’d rather relax and have fun.
If you need to be reminded to take a break every once in a while, this can be an excellent match, as they’ll help you step out of your comfort zone (which is hard work) and encourage you to try new things.
These folks are hardworking, down-to-Earth, and focused – which can be a great match for you, number 1. If you are both working towards a shared goal, there’s little that can get in your way to stop you.
While this may not be the most playful union, it can be a very productive one.
However, both 1s and 4s can be stubborn and headstrong. This may be a dedicated, loyal union, but you may also face a few conflicts along the way.
Destiny number 5 craves creative self-expression, freedom, and adventure. If you’re in the mood for a wild ride, this can be a great partnering.
However, you may be bothered by number 5’s lack of routine, as they like to shake things up.
If you can stay focused on your goals with this wildcard, this relationship can be fun and exhilarating. Just make sure not to try to force your routine onto them, as they may feel resentful and rebellious, causing conflict.
If you are more extroverted or enjoy spending time with others, this can be a fantastic union.
If you feel like social gatherings distract you and get in the way of your career goals, this can be a frustrating match.
7s are fellow intellectuals, meaning the conversations between you will be both exciting and full of depth. Number 7s dig deep beneath the surface to get to the truth, and you may feel thrown off by their forthright nature.
You won’t be able to control this relationship, or its trajectory, as 7s are just as headstrong as you are.
If intellectual conversation is what you most seek in a relationship, this can be a liberating union.
Destiny number 8s are just as focused on success and their long-term goals as you are, making this a financially successful union.
That being said, romance and passion may be lacking, as you’re both very focused on your career and material success.
If you’re more concerned with wealth and power than passion and romance, this is an excellent match. The two of you will work together to make sure that you get where you want to go in life.
Number 9s are visionary, curious, and sensitive. They require a compassionate partner who understands and cares about their needs. If you’re willing to take time out of your busy schedule to tend to their emotional and physical needs, they will be very loyal and responsive.
You’ll take a natural leadership role in the relationship and wearing the pants will be easy for you in this union.
Just make sure you have the time and drive to make room for their desires as well.
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Love Compatibility for Destiny Number 2
Destiny number 2s are people who are compassionate, compromising, and incredibly friendly. They enjoy working with others and are very cooperative.
Number 2s are also rather intuitive and naturally understanding, reading the emotions of others, whether they share those emotions or not. Deeply connected to your feelings, you’re more likely to follow your heart rather than your head in most matters.
Let’s look more closely at compatibility between Destiny number 2, and all other Destiny numbers.
This can be a great match, as long as you don’t mind your partner wearing the pants in a relationship. Number 1s are headstrong, and as natural leaders, they can’t help but take charge in most situations.
If you have trouble making decisions and like a little direction, you’ll greatly benefit from number 1’s decisive attitude. However, you’ll have to learn how to avoid taking their aggressive nature personally.
This may be a match made in heaven, as two number 2s working together create peace and harmony in nearly any situation!
You get along well, and it’s almost as if you can read each other’s minds. There’s plenty of care and support in this partnership, and you’ll both feel as though your needs are being met.
When it comes to conflict, you’re both likely to listen compassionately and find a compromise that works for both of you.
3s are naturally drawn to communication and sharing their thoughts and ideas with others; however, their zest for life distracts them from settling down.
There may be issues with timing and commitment between the two of you, and you may have to be patient with them for quite a while before they’re willing to commit themselves to you.
If you really like them and you’re willing to wait for them to open up, this can be a loyal union.
Number 4s are hardworking, practical, and goal oriented. If you enjoy routine and stability within relationships, this one can run smoothly. However, it may seem like they’re not giving you the attention you crave from time to time.
They’re very focused on their projects, and they’re likely to dive into them with a passion that leaves little time for you.
If you’re more independent and willing to be patient, number 4s can be extremely loyal partners.
5s are creative, expressive, and carefree. They enjoy their individuality and like spending plenty of time alone, which may cause insecurities to rise within you.
This union may demand patience and understanding from you, and at times it might seem like your number 5 is being flippant or ignoring you.
If you can learn not to take their need for freedom personally, the two of you can get along swimmingly.
Destiny number 6s are very focused on their relationships and friendships, and they’re loyal to those they love – which matches your personality very well. You may need to work on trusting their intuition as well as your own, as number 6s often sense things unseen and seem to just “know” the right direction to take.
If you can learn to trust their judgement and let them take the reins from time to time, you two should enjoy a dedicated, cooperative relationship.
Number 7s can be moody, as their natural inclination to seek the truth can make them suspicious of others, causing insecurity for both of you.
Your ability to understand the needs of others will help you know what a 7 needs in the moment.
If you are patient with their moods and understanding of their insecurities, they will be very loyal to you. Supporting one another is crucial for this union to work out.
8s are driven towards material wealth and career success, which can distract them from their romantic lives. If you too are drawn towards financial success and power – and you’re willing to sacrifice a bit of romance along the way – you can get along very well in a relationship with a number 8.
Just remind yourself not to take it personally when they have to work late many nights in a row or cancel plans for a project that needs their attention.
Destiny number 9s are creative, compassionate, and in tune with those around them – much like yourself. This is a relationship of mutual support, understanding, and dedication.
Your practicality will bring number 9 down to Earth, while their imagination will help you step outside of your comfort zone.
There is balance and harmony within this union, as you both enjoy taking care of the needs of others.
Using the Destiny Numbers to Your Advantage
This guide gives you a better idea of how you – Destiny numbers 1 and 2 – might match with other Destiny numbers. This does not mean that a relationship between yourself and any number can’t be a solid match. It’s all about how much you like an individual and how much work you’re willing to put into a relationship.
If you’re seeking a summer romance, this can help you narrow down your search, as you now have a better idea of the vibes that might exist between yourself and another Destiny number.
Now you just have to work up the courage to ask your crush their name!
*Editor’s Note: This blog was updated from it’s previous publication date for better accuracy.
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There are few questions that keep a girl up at night more than the infamous, “Does he like me?” fear that has plagued us all at least once in our lifetime. Yes, even me too! And with movies like “He’s Just Not That Into You” becoming popular mantras in every day vernacular, it can be downright depressing. One minute you think you’re happy with him, another you don’t. So how do you know? Well thankfully when you connect with us, you have one extra tool in your toolbox that some other ladies simply do not. Astrology! And astrology makes it easier than you think…..Here are the 7 easiest ways to answer this question once and for all.
1. He takes initiative.
For men, this means initiative in all areas. He calls first, texts first, and makes plans first. He also takes the initiative to come to see you, rather than expecting you to do all of the work. If your man is making you do all the legwork, things might be a little too easy for him. He may be into you, but not enough to really put the work required in.
Gold Stars: Best at this trait are Aries, Cancer, and Capricorn.
Worst Offenders: Leo may take initiative at first, but will make you do the legwork after that, as well Pisces and Gemini also like you to take the lead on occasion. Only take this as a red flag from these star signs if they are ALWAYS too busy for you.
2. He doesn’t push for intimacy.
You know the guys that are only out for booty, and there are guys that aren’t out for just that. How do you know the difference? How do your conversations go? Does he pull back with respect when you say you don’t kiss on the first date? Or does he pull back in an awkward pause and suddenly get busy after you mention you don’t get intimate until monogamy? If he really likes you, he knows you are worth the wait.
Gold Stars: The best signs for waiting are loyal Leo’s, reliable Virgo’s, and sexy Scorps who will wait for anybody, even when they shouldn’t.
Worst Offenders: Sagittarius, Gemini, and Pisces. These guys want it and they want it now, and if they don’t get it from you, they are more likely to move on than any other sign.
3. He knows what you like, and he acts on that.
Guys that like you want to know everything about you. Right down to what color of PJ’s you like most. When they find that out, they act on it. Don’t be surprised if the guy that likes you brings you a pair of perfectly pink PJ’s, just cuz he thinks you will look cute in them. The man that is attentive to those special details, is in for the long haul, or at least for longer than a booty call.
Gold Stars: Libra, Aquarius, Gemini, the Air Signs have it in the bag when it comes to details and perfection. Don’t forget to say thank you!
Worst Offenders: Pisces, Aries, and Virgo, find the little details not as important as the big picture. Communication will help you get to their bottom line.
4. He goes out of his way to see you.
It’s not enough for him to just make that contact and initiate plans. If he goes out of his way just to spend time with you, he is just that into you. Whether you live 10 minutes or 10 hours, it is all irrelevant to him, because you at the end of the journey is all that matters.
Gold Stars: Leo’s won’t stop until they get to who they want, Scorpio and Taurus are equally devoted in this respect.
Worst Offenders: The Mutable Signs, Gemini, Pisces, Sagittarius, and Virgo are too easily distracted to really commit to driving 10 hours for one date. They just don’t think it’s practical.
5. You always hear back within minutes of contacting him.
Give him minutes or hours, but if he gets back to you the same day, he is really just that into you. The longer the time span between these contacts, the less into you he really is. It really does take only 30 seconds to get out a text to someone, and if he wants to talk to you, he will. Quickly. If he doesn’t, he won’t. That simple.
Gold Stars: Gemini, Virgo, and Sagittarius who love their gadgets and love hearing from the one they like, even if they are busy working.
Worst Offenders: Capricorn, Leo, and Aries, they are more on the practical side of life and tend to put work matters first, and love second. Try not to take it personally unless it happens ALL the time.
6. He shows you off.
Either he shows you off, or talks about it like he will. Sometimes guys will over-exaggerate their girl’s job for example when introducing her for example, or he may call and ask you what the prettiest [insert job title here] in your State is doing today. He is proud of you, and you know it. This is not a booty call move, this is a, this is my girl and back off move.
Gold Stars: Taurus, Leo, and Scorpio, the fixed signs love showing off their arm candy.
Worst Offenders: Sagittarius is too busy showing themselves off, as is Gemini. If this happens too often, you will want to communicate those needs to nip that situation in the bud, or nip the guy in the bud and move on.
7. He knows what your dreams are….and supports them.
If you have a guy who hates talking about your work, your life, your big picture, you also have a guy who may give you more than your share of uh oh moments. That guy is just booty call guy who doesn’t want to get too deep. The guy that is always asking you about what is new or successful in your life, he wants you to do well because he’s crazy about you.
Gold Stars: Pisces, Cancer, and Scorpio, the Water Signs are all over their dreams, and all over their partner’s as well.
Worst Offenders: Aries, Capricorn, and Libra, are all too busy pursuing their own dreams to worry too much about yours. Again, talk this one out if you feel this is a huge concern. If you are met with blank stares, dude is telling you that he doesn’t think your dreams are important to him, never will, and is wondering why you are having this awkward conversation.
Have you ever felt like you were batting a thousand in love? Does it feel like sometimes you are swinging and missing? When was the last time your well placed first hit a home run? Taking you a while to think back that far? Fret no more. Today we are going to turn those tables around, and turn you into the flirting superstar that we know you are. Toss out everything you ever thought you knew about flirting, and tap into our little love astrology secrets that are going to have you flirting like a god in minutes. Here are the only 12 tips you will ever need to turn yourself into a flirting superstar. We’ve sorted them out by the zodiac sign, so you will know exactly who to use these tips on, and when. We’ve also got it figured out for you as to which signs some of these tips are best to steer clear from. All you need is your flirt target’s zodiac sign and these tips to work that magic. Make sure you come back and report every juicy detail! Until then, may the flirt be with you.
1. Use artistic statements
These are the kinds of statements that you hear about in the old schmaltzy romance movies. Use statements that are artistic, “Your eyes are like the ocean.” The key to this kind of flirt is to appear authentic. If you blurt it out when she is trying to engage you in a discussion on Obamacare, you are going to lose her. Be authentic and wait for those little moments where you say something very sweet and sentimental. Pretend you are looking at your favorite thing, express the same statements you would about a lovely painting, “The color of those eyes is just stunning, I could look at them for hours.
Best on: The Water Signs, Scorpio, Cancer, and Pisces will give you the dreamiest response. They eat this stuff for breakfast.
Worst Offenders/Won’t work with: Gemini or Libra who will wonder what you are trying to sell them.
2. Use original …and specific…compliments.
Compliments are the flirts best friend. This is also the easiest way to flirt as well. Be authentic here, and always go one step above what everybody else would do. You look great is nice to hear. Want to know what is better? “That color really makes your eyes pop, wow!” or, “that skirt really shows off those sexy legs.”
Best on: Taurus, Scorpio, and Leo, who love it when you fix your flattery on them
Worst Offenderrs/Won’t work with: Capricorn and Virgo have a hard time accepting compliments because it is not productive. Compliment their work ethic, that will mean something to them.
3. Use personal space wisely
The best way to flirt is to minimize the amount of personal space between you and your ‘target’. But there is a fine line between closing in and creeping in, so mind your p’s and q’s. No touchey to someone that you have just met for at least the first drink minimum. By the time you establish more comfort with them, make a point of touching but just to establish chemistry. This is the old brushing lint off the shoulder approach, or just saw a bug on your arm, sorry. Touch once and let it go until the chemistry takes over from there. Anything more than that and you begin to enter the territory of putting yourself a little “too” much out there. Don’t be a prude. But don’t be creepy either. Use your personal space wisely.
Best on: Virgo and Capricorn who really don’t need to be close to anyone. Keep your distance they will view it as a sign of respect.
Worst Offenders/Won’t work with: Aries who will wonder why you are being so distant.
Smiling is one of the oldest tricks in the book when it comes to flirting, because it actively engages the other person without saying a word. When you smile at someone you send an instant signal that is very appealing. It isn’t just, I have a pretty face and am a positive person. The message you send with a smile is, I’m friendly which means approachable which means you can flirt with me and I won’t tear your head off. You say all that with one smile. So stop thinking this piece of dating advice is too old school. It works, you should totally try it. Smile! Your future soul mate might be watching!
Best on: All signs! Only grumpy people don’t like a smile. Leo, Aries, and Sagittarius will forgive almost anything if you smile at them right.
Worst Offenders/Won’t work with: Aquarius, Gemini, and Libra, will think a smile is hiding something, so be authentic when you smile and follow it up with good conversation.
5. Have something to say.
What you don’t want is to be caught up mid-flirt and finish someone else’s sentence with an awkward silence. Have something to say. Your personality is what is going to get you to close this deal, not your pretty shoes or your full wallet. So have something to say. If starting conversation is difficult, scan the headlines before you head out for the night and have a few openers ready, just be sure to use them appropriately. If someone launches a conversation about the NBA Playoffs, don’t talk about what Obama is going to do with the pipeline.
Best on: Aquarius, Libra, and Gemini who always love a good chart. The geekier the better.
Worst Offenders/Won’t work with: Sagittarius, who wants to play more, talk less
6. Be funny.
Having a good go to funny story on hand is always great when flirting. If you ever experience an epic fail mid flirt, time to bring in one of your funniest memories. Just remember to make the stories good ones. This is not the time to bring out how this reminds you of the time you wet your pants stories. Have a funny story to back up your natural charm and the conversation will flow.
Best on: Leo, Sagittarius, Aries, who love a good belly laugh
Worst OffendersWon’t work with: hardly anybody, most people warm up to an appropriately placed joke or funny story
Flirting is only fun when two people are doing it at the same time. If someone is sending you signals, send them back! There’s nothing worse than dropping a nice compliment only to have it unappreciated. If you don’t respond to the flirts that come your way, expect them to stop coming.
Best on: Scorpio, Leo, and Taurus, who give as good as they receive
Worst Offenders/Won’t work with: Aries likes to show off, so let them!
8. “What makes you happy?”
Stuck for an opener? There is no human on this planet that doesn’t want to hear these words, even the die hard commitment phobes want someone to want to make them happy. Asking this question puts you in the playing field of “I care”. This is a very easy way to get the flirt banter going. When someone knows they are talking to someone that is actually interested in what makes them happy, they want to have more of those conversations.
Best on: Pisces will be so moved by this statement they will move heaven and earth to make you happy too!
Worst Offenders/Won’t work with: Gemini will wonder what your hidden agenda is, and Libra will wonder why “happy” matters to you. To Libra, that is just not practical.
9. Make your flirt target feel like the only person in the room.
There are a number of ways to do this that are situation specific. If you are at a bar, picnic, or cocktail party for example, slide yourself over to the person in question and say something that makes them feel like they stood out to you. “I guess this must be where all the smart people are sitting tonight” or something to that effect. Old cliché lines like “that shirt you were wearing stood out from across the room” actually work.
Best on: Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancers who are a little bit needier than others.
Worst Offenders/Won’t Work With: Sagittarius and Gemini will feel pinned down and restricted by this
10. Yes, of course, ask them their sign.
It’s the oldest flirt technique in the book, and it is still being used today. Why? Because it works. Of course we are going to tell you to find out their star sign. But what you won’t read about in other flirting tips is how to follow that up. Ask them their sign, and then no matter what they say, respond with, “Oh you must be the ‘Scorpio’ my psychic told me I was going to meet tonight.” Or, insert whatever zodiac sign they say. You will be surprised at how many people this very easy technique works on. And of course if they ask you who your psychic is, send them on over to Astrology Answers of course!
Best on: The big thinker Aquarius will think this is a flirting mind game and will love it. So will Pisces, Scorpio, and Cancer
Worst Offenders/Won’t Work With: Capricorn will find this conversation dull, but intriguing enough if you tell them their star sign tells them a lot about their strong work ethic
11. “What do you think?”
This four worded sentence is fully loaded with opportunities. When you present this question to someone it puts you in charge, and the ball in their park all at the same time. You are commanding an answer from them whether they want to give it to you or not. Ask this question during any flirt adventure and you are destined to have results. Everyone wants someone that cares about what they think. When you start at the opening gate showing that you care, you send a very strong message as a very viable and reliable flirt partner indeed. What do you think?
Best on: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius who are dying for you to ask this question. Leo will also feel very important if you ask this question.
Worst Offenders/Won’t Work With: Scorpio and Pisces who will turn the statements into feeling statements
Flirting is nerve wracking! But you know what? Flirting is ALWAYS flattering, even if the person is unavailable to flirt back. So you have no reason to be nervous when you are flirting because if you do it right, your recipient will be happy no matter what. And isn’t that what relationships are all about anyway? So relax. Don’t let the nerves take over, you are flirting to have fun right? You got this, now go.
Best on: Everybody
Have you ever had a Tarot reading done? If so, have you ever left it feeling more confused than ever? All of those symbols and words and numbers and pictures, they all look so neat, but….what do they really mean? The Tarot is one tool that many psychics, astrologers, and mediums use in their tool box of resources when it comes to answering life’s deepest questions. And sometimes, life’s simplest questions as well! You might be surprised at just how much information you can get from one simple Tarot draw. With these, you can find out when something is going to happen, what might be next in a certain situation, and you can even find out what you should do right now in a certain situation. You may also learn from Tarot that you shouldn’t do anything, that you have already done the work necessary, or that some waiting and patience is necessary. But how do we know those things? One way we learn is by looking at the elements that appear on your Tarot card. We know that the astrology zodiac signs are divided by elements, Earth, Fire, Water, and Air. The Tarot is divided this way too! Everything is connected! So this part of the Tarot is precisely what we are going to look at today. Now that you’ve pulled your Tarot, now what? Let’s look at what that means by the elements.
About the Tarot
The Tarot is divided into sections, one main section called Major Arcana. These are all major cards that signify deep life or soul changes on their way to you, or in progress. Many of these cards have to do with Self, and what you need to do to progress. You will see some element symbols in these cards. Temperance for example has two cups, and cups are the symbol that embody the water element.
The next section is the Minor Arcana, that is largely what we will be focusing on today. The Minor Arcana is further divided into 4 suits, like a standard deck of cards. But in the Tarot, those suits are pentacles, cups, swords, and discs. Each of those elements is represented by a symbol, and each of those suits is then divided into 10 cards, numbered 1 to 10.
There are 4 additional cards in each suit called the Court Cards, and so these are the pages, the knights, the queens, and the kings in each suit. The court cards often represent people, but we can cover those details in a future article as well. Today we are just talking about those symbols, and what they mean, so that will mean a focus on the Minor Arcana, and the cards numbered 1 to 10 in each of those. So let’s have a look!
Earth is the element that is embodied by the zodiac signs Taurus, Capricorn, and Virgo. These are signs that are known to be good with money, or good with resources, or among the hardest working signs of the zodiac. In the Tarot, earth elements are represented by symbols we call pentacles or discs. Each reader has their own preference, for this article we will call them pentacles. So when you see pentacles come up in your Tarot draw, work, money, or even resources that come in the way of messages can be referred here. Pentacles also sometimes mean messages in themselves. Timing questions when pentacles come up are always suggestive of longer time frames, or in the Fall/Winter. Remember that pentacles symbolize Earth Signs, and they are the most practical and hardworking group of the zodiac. But their success is slow and steady, so this is also the message when you see pentacles. The answer you seek will not happen overnight. Knowing pentacles represent Earth Signs, we can also say that drawing a pentacle card could represent someone in your life that is an Earth Sign, Virgo, Capricorn, or Taurus. I
Cups will likely appear in your spread or in your draw if you are asking a question about love. They are exactly what they sound like, cups and this is what they look like in the Tarot. These cards represent those deep feelings that we all have, and emotions at every level. Cups also represent the Water Signs, so seeing or drawing cups could sometimes represent someone that is a Water Sign, Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer. You may not be asking a question about love, but if a cup card shows up anyway, feelings are the center of your question. Cups represent the emotions that we carry, that we offer, that we hold in, whatever cup card you draw will tell you what the issue is with your feelings. Or, that there is no issue at all and that love or your deepest desires are well on their way to you. When it comes to timing questions and cup cards, there are two schools of thought on this. One is that cup cards represent time frames in the spring and in the summer, another is that a cups card will tell you how many months you have to wait for your answer to manifest. So for example, if you asked when you were going to get your promotion and pulled the 9 of Cups, the answer with that timeframe model would be, within 9 months. An experienced Tarot reader can help you clarify precisely when something will happen with your timing questions.
The wands in the Tarot are cards where the individuals in the cards are carrying staffs or wands. Some readers call them staffs, I call them wands. Wands represent creativity and passion, and wand cards will help you determine what your unlocked passions are, or let you know when passion and creativity are on their way to you. Wand cards can also tell you about talents and gifts that you didn’t even know you had, or about things that you can do with your current gifts. If there is a lot of passionate energy around you, even if it is just office drama, the wands will show you that as well. The Wands represent the Fire Signs, Leo, Sagittarius, and Aries. And we all know how passionate they are! They are also very sexy, fun, adventurous, spontaneous, and passionate. And so if you need more in your life, or if it is on its way to you, the wands will show you that too. Wands also typically represent movement in some cards, as fire energy is very quick. So some wand cards, like the 8 of Wands for example, can represent travel. This card and its movement also symbolizes events happening quickly, and they are usually sensual and passionate ones at that! When it comes to timing questions, if you draw a wand for a timing question you will be in luck because your answer will manifest very quickly. Wand cards refer to late summer and early fall timeframes for many readers, or to the number of days or weeks that you will have to wait for your answer to come true. This will really depend on your own situation. I have seen answers come within 8 hours for someone that pulled the 8 of wands in a Tarot reading with me. Even if your reader can not give you a clear answer on timing with wands, generally speaking you can expect things to happen quickly if a wands card appears on a timing question.
Swords on the other hand are the quickest when it comes to timeframe questions. When you think of a sword and how quickly it slices through air, that gives you the idea of how quickly things can happen under the influence of the swords. Hours, days, and sometimes weeks can mean the timeframe of the swords. As long as it takes the sword to slice through the air of the situation at hand, which is hardly ever a long time, is the length of time your answer will manifest. Swords also represent Air Signs, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius, and thus they also represent our thoughts. The role that thoughts are playing in your current situation will appear in the form of a swords card, and each one has their own meaning. Some are painful, we are talking about swords here. And some are about moving past that pain. The 3 of swords is about pain from your past, the 5 of swords is about words in a group hurting someone, the 8 of swords suggests you have some denial going on or some limited thinking. Each of the swords represents a different way of how we manage our thoughts, how they control our lives, and how we can break free from the most toxic ones. Swords are painful cards on occasion, but they always reveal the truth, and there is always healing, like with the 4 of swords, after every heartbreak. Also remember that because swords represent Air Signs, these cards point to using your head over your heart. Air Signs do not wear their hearts on their sleeves and do not understand why people take things personally. This is the mindset you need to take when you draw swords. Use your head, your thoughts, and be realistic about your situation. Swords always represent the truth, and it may hurt, but the work is worth it. A sword card can also mean that an Aquarius, Libra, or Gemini will be influential in the situation at hand.
Can you believe the summer is finally here? After the long hard winter suffered by most of the world that is North of the Equator, many of us are breathing a long awaited sigh of relief. For those in the opposite hemisphere, Winter is just beginning. Either way no matter where you are, travel plans are likely high on your mind as you welcome this brand new season and a chance to relax a little bit. This is the season that is the highest season for travel as well, as when we have a little bit of spare time on our hands that’s often the first thing we get up and do. Either we go visit loved ones, or we travel the world to enlighten our spirit of adventure in the carefree season of Summer. What travel plans are beckoning you this summer? Before you start dotting any lines, make note that the Summer 2014 is going to kick off with a big fat Mercury retrograde. We already started talking about that and how you should use that energy to your advantage in love this summer. But since Mercury is the planet that rules short journeys and communications, you also need some practical tips on how to overcome this energy when you are making travel plans. If there is ANY time of the year where your travel plans are going to go awry, it will be during Mercury Retrograde. So, knowing that a lot of you are going to start flight checking or road tripping we thought a few handy tips on summer travel under Mercury Retrograde would help. This period has already begun, on June 7 and will end on July 1. This is the timeframe when the energy will be the strongest, on July 1 the energy will peak as Mercury makes a complete station, or stops, before it begins to turn direct. So expect this first week of July to have some travel wrinkles as well. Now that you know when, here’s how to deal with it.
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1. Flights: Book in Advance, Buy Insurance
I always buy travel insurance when I am traveling during Mercury retrograde, because that always ends up saving me money in the end. I have a running joke that Mercury retrograde usually costs me about $500 a cycle, whether that’s a car repair, computer upgrade, flight changes, or last time it was a phone upgrade. Buying insurance when you are traveling ahead of time will save you that cost in the long run. Booking ahead will also combat any flight snafoos at the end of the day. If there is any time when a regular old standby flight is going to land you on a 16 hour layover, it will be during Mercury retrograde.
2. Ground Transportation: Have Two Plan B’s
Many people think that flying in North America is very easy, and that you can land anywhere and just grab a car or a taxi and get wherever you want. Usually you can, but what might cost you $10 bucks in the sticks of Maine will cost you $75 in downtown New York. Before you are flying anywhere, research and have contact information of at least two options in ground transportation. Whether that is a friend that is picking you up, a rental, or an airport limo or taxi service. You may never use that information. But there is literally nothing worse than landing and needing to be somewhere within an hour and being 3 hours away from everything. Research that info and have the info on hand to avoid the panicked moment that often happens at the baggage claim during Mercury retrograde.
3. Mobile Devices: Backup Your Backup Plan
Communication and messages are also affected during a Mercury retrograde. And have you ever been travelling and been without access to a phone? It is panic inducing if you haven’t, and it can and it will happen during a Mercury retrograde if you don’t plan ahead. Double check with your mobile provider that you have roaming, an international plan, or have access to something if you don’t. Many mobile providers have temporary add ons now for vacations or travel purposes alone. Research that and have that plan in place BEFORE you leave home. I know a lady who travels with two cell phones during Mercury retrograde. Her standard every day one and a prepaid dump phone that she keeps topped up in the event of an emergency, and she says that she has wound up using that phone every time she travels under a Mercury retrograde. You just never know when your battery is going to go out, your roaming doesn’t activate. Have a backup plan for the backup plan and you won’t spend your entire flight worrying if you will have a signal to call your ground transportation service.
4. Travel Documentation: Keep it All in One Place
When we travel, we have a tendency to accumulate. One bag for this, one bag for that, another bag for this. And if you have kids? Ten bags for this, ten bags for that, another ten bags for, oh you have no idea. It sounds like it is too much common sense to say have all of your travel documentation in one place, but it is very easy for one very important piece of paper to slip out of place at the wrong moment during a Mercury retrograde. Pick up a little folio, or have a decent sized pocket on one of your carry on or personal items bags that stores every single piece of paper and travel documentation you need in one place. Passports, I.D., driver’s licenses, health insurance or cards, citizenship or birth certificates, flight information, flight itineraries, travel insurance, reservations, the list goes on. If you have a piece of paper recording an event in your travel, keep them all in one place. Border agents will want to know you have a return ticket for example, some will want to know you have health insurance coming into a foreign country. Every piece of paper that you need for travel, keep it in one place. Choose that place before you travel, and don’t change it, then it will always be there. Simple.
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5. Double Check Email Reservations by Phone.
In this day and age we literally can do just about anything online. From booking your flight to your ground transportation to your hotel room, you can have that done in minutes from your phone without talking to a single person. There’s nothing wrong with that. But during a Mercury retrograde, the chances of getting wires crossed during those transactions is high. I will never forget the time I booked a hotel room online, and it was closed the day I showed up for my reservation. It was the biggest and most famous hotel in the little town I was visiting, and some freak act of nature or something shut it down for just that one day. These things do happen, and under Mercury retrograde, a little more often. If you book something online, pickup the phone for that 30 second phone call and just confirm that all is good for any reservations you will need immediately after your arrival when travelling.
6. Plan for Delays.
Whether you are road tripping or flying or taking a train to your destination of choice this summer, expect delays. Not only should you expect delays and prepare yourself for their discomfort, but plan for them. Put extra stuff to do and eat snack wise in the kids travel back packs, and do the same for yourself as well. Mercury loves stalling us during Mercury retrograde, and the weirdest delays are going to come your way. Your taxi will get stalled in bumper to bumper traffic. Your train will be delayed because something was stuck on the tracks. Your road trip will take a detour when a tractor trailor turns over on the highway. Again, under Mercury retrograde, these things will happen at a higher rate of frequency during Mercury retrograde. When you have planned for them to happen, they are a lot less uncomfortable.
7. Schedule a Checkup for the Car
If you are road tripping or driving your own vehicle during your Summer travel, make sure your wheels are up to snuff for it. Get that oil changed, check the tire pressure, fill up the tank, top up your fluids, make sure the insurance is all good, attend to whatever niggling thing your car wants you to attend to or you can bet your bottom dollar the niggling thing will crop up during your travel. All of it. Also make sure you have a GPS on hand, and a backup wouldn’t hurt. Don’t think you are overthinking a thing during Mercury retrograde. It’s also not a bad idea to make sure that your emergency preparedness car kit is just that as well. Invest in AAA or CAA if your trip is going to be a really lengthy one. Once again, you may never need it. But if you do, you will be glad that you did.
After all of the struggles that came with the planets moving retrograde this spring, you’ve earned a breather! Well, we’ve got good news: Summer Solstice (also known as Litha) has come and gone, and summer is finally here, so kick off your shoes and take a deep breath.
Even if you’re not savvy to the movements of the stars, you’ve probably felt frustrated (especially with your career), jaded, and that you’re taking a step backwards for every step forward you’ve tried to achieve. Fortunately, that negative energy is fading out now, and you really can take a break. Even during your time away from work, whether it’s an overdue vacation, a long weekend or just a staycation at home, there are things that you can do to gain some insight on your position and how to advance your career.
Try these 5 activities this summer and you’ll return from your break rejuvenated and with the knowledge that you’ve got some additional direction in your career path.
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Get a Tarot Reading
There’s no better time to have your first tarot reading than during a vacation. You’re relaxed and willing to try new things, and you’re more receptive to making decisions that could bring about positive changes.
It doesn’t really matter where you go on vacation (or even if you’re staying at home), you can usually find a tarot reader without too much trouble. The main thing is to go with an open mind. Even if the insight you get from the reader isn’t appropriate now, it may be in the future, so don’t throw anything you’re told away just because it doesn’t seem to fit at the moment.
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Network, Network, Network
Don’t underestimate the power of meeting new people. Whether you’re on the beach or at the bar, you can talk about what you do, and see who just might be placed in your path.
Get some inexpensive business cards printed; something classy that says who you are, what you do, why you’re qualified and how to contact you. Use them often — when you tip your waitress, when you check into your hotel, or when you strike up a conversation with a travel companion. Even if you’re just staying at home, take advantage of the extra days off work to put your card up at local businesses, on community display boards and anywhere else that it can be seen.
Just remember that people buy people first. Open the conversation talking about the other person and find out what they do. Contemplate how your services can compliment their occupation, and never ignore a chance to make a new friend. I still get text messages from a lady I met on a flight to New Orleans many years ago after Hurricane Katrina. You just never know what the universe has in store for you, and you will never find out until you open yourself up to that distinct possibility. It just takes a bit of confidence.
Improve Your Energies with Feng Shui
Have you heard of Feng Shui? This is a great way to start working on attracting abundance in your life. Feng Shui is a way of working with energies (or chi) to create positive vibrations in your home or workplace so that you can attract success and prosperity. Use your downtime to create the right atmosphere in your home, then carry that back to the workplace and mirror that energy there.
If you find a “something” (anything from fabric to a piece of art or a souvenir) during your travels, don’t overlook it. Your hunches are powerful, and if you’ve been working with Feng Shui to create abundance and joy in your work life, then trust your instincts. You might be bringing home with you the very item needed to help you change the energies into something much more positive.
Put Uranus to Work
We all like to have a laugh at Uranus’s expense, but there’s a lot of positive energy to be found up there. Uranus is currently transiting through Aries, the sign of action and assertiveness. Uranus brings newness and unpredictability to things. If you can harness this energy, it can open new doors for you. You’ve got time to get the hang of this, as Uranus is going to be in Aries for several months yet.
Keep an open mind to new and different things that come your way, and don’t dismiss something just because it isn’t what you’re used to doing or it wasn’t what you expected to find. Yes, Uranus is unpredictable and uncertain, but it also can bring you a lot of innovation and noteworthy situations that are more than worth taking the time to investigate.
Use the Moon to Your Advantage
If you’re lucky, you can plan your vacation based on the moon’s phases. The cycles of Earth’s Moon are epic when it comes to getting what you want out of life. Remember that new moons are about creating beginnings and closing out chapters. Full moons are the opposite — first, you close out chapters to create endings, in order to illuminate your path to new beginnings. So, if you are traveling during either a new or full moon, take some caution.
The two weeks that the moon is starting to wax (transitioning from a new moon to a full moon) should be a time for planning what you want and sowing the seeds for success. It’s a time for beginnings, for growing ideas and seeking the cooperation of others. Start writing down those big ideas you have and email them to the boss while you’re waiting for the gang to wake up at the hotel.
Full moons are a time for cooperation, networking and pulling together. If you’re away from work during a full moon, use that energy to examine how you can build on what you have; what projects, lifestyles or ways of thinking can you close out to elevate your life.
If the Moon is transitioning from full back to new while you’re taking your break, it’s time for examining what you need to get rid of in your life in order to make room for what is more appropriate. Use this time to purge any unnecessary baggage, whether it’s outdated ideas, outmoded procedures or physical items that are simply no longer necessary to where you want to go with your profession. Remember:
- If the moon is going from new to full, it’s a time to grow what you want to achieve
- If the moon is full, then it’s time to seek the cooperation of others
- If the moon is going from full to new, it’s a time for purging what’s holding you back
Full & New Moon Phases for 2016
Here are the moon phases for the next few weeks. Don’t hesitate to contact the Astrology Answers Experts should you want to know more about putting any of these career-boosting activities to work for you in a positive and productive way.
- July 2016: New Moon July 4; Full Moon July 19
- August 2016: New Moon August 2; Full Moon August 18
- September 2016: New Moon September 1; Full Moon September 16
- October 2016: New Moon October 1; Full Moon October 16; New Moon October 30
- November 2016: Full Moon November 14; New Moon November 29
- December 2016: Full Moon December 14; New Moon December 29
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Do you feel the winds of change flowing through the air? Can you sense the fresh energy and new beginnings brought on by the changing lunar cycles? There is a New Moon in Cancer approaching, which can bring a certain kind of energy into your sphere, and today we’re going to explore what this New Moon means for you.
The New Moon occurs once every lunar cycle, and marks the beginning of each new cycle. It brings feelings of transformation and a desire to turn over a new leaf.
This is a time to recognize and clear your emotions, making room for new, exciting experiences.
What Does It Mean When the New Moon Is in Cancer?
The New Moon marks the beginning of the 28-day lunar cycle that we experience each month.
This lunar phase represents the beginning of the cycle, transformation, change, and flowing into the next period of change. In fact, the New Moon and the Full Moon are the most crucial phases of each lunar cycle!
When combined with the energy of Cancer, this can represent a period of change when it comes to your feelings and how you relate to the world emotionally. Cancer is ruled by Water, the astrological element that represents emotions and intuition.
When we experience a New Moon in Cancer, you can expect a surge of intuitive energy to enter your psychic field. Cancer asks us to evaluate our emotional responses to the world around us, while the New Moon encourages us to try new approaches to challenges and situations that need our attention.
In fact, when a New Moon is in any Water sign – Cancer, Scorpio, or Pisces – we can expect the focus of this influence to shine on our emotional center, especially as the Moon rules over our emotions.
When the Moon and the element of Water come together, you can bet money that your emotional responses are going to be challenged in some way. However, these challenges work to help you grow and find new ways to approach your feelings.
The Good, the Bad, and the Crabby of New Moon in Cancer
Along with being ruled by the emotional Moon, Cancer is symbolized by the crab. The benefit of the Cancer zodiac sign is that we have loving and emotional energy centering us. But, there is also a downside. If we get too emotional, the crabby pinchers are going to come out.
The good: You can plant some exciting new beginnings with this Moon. All you need to do is follow your heart. The heart wants what the heart wants, and the New Moon in Cancer is going to help you figure out exactly what that is.
With Cancer being a cardinal sign, the good is also found in the leadership skills that Cancer can bring. You are calling the shots now. You are in charge of your destiny.
The bad: It’s very easy to fall into the trap of being “bossy” under Cancer energy. Being a leader in your life is admirable to all of those around you. Although, steamrolling over whoever to get what you want, isn’t.
So lead, but lead with love when you are planting those seeds of new beginnings.
The ugly: Arguments and confrontations will break out if you are attempting to be too controlling. Remember, Cancer is about tending to the needs of the whole family. Sometimes it is very easy for Cancer to make the decisions, and then inform everyone in their world what they are doing, before asking for feedback.
It’s very easy to fall into this trap under Cancer energy, but don’t! There are so many beautiful things about this transit you are better served embracing.
How Does the New Moon in Cancer Affect Each Sign?
While the New Moon in Cancer may have an overall effect on our emotions as a global community, it may challenge each sign in unique ways.
This New Moon makes you feel cozier and more domestic than usual, Aries. This is an excellent time to relax at home with your favorite notebook or journal and a glass of wine.
Allow yourself to explore your feelings during this time, and try not to hold yourself or your emotions back.
The New Moon in Cancer encourages you to try to follow your intuition and do what comes naturally, Taurus. You may have been hiding your feelings from those around you, but Cancer asks you to share them with your loved ones.
Don’t bottle your emotions up and ignore them; let them flow.
It can be difficult for you to deal with the increase of emotions that this New Moon brings, Gemini. Try to find new outlets for your emotions during this time, like painting, writing, drawing, singing, or dancing.
Don’t shy away from trying new things right now.
With the New Moon in your sign, you may feel more intuitive and creative than ever, Cancer. This is the perfect time to focus on the things you want to manifest. Try making a colorful vision board of everything you want in your life.
Try not to let doubt interfere; simply share your desires with the Universe.
Read up on: Top 8 Myths About Cancers
You may feel more concerned with your career and success during this transit, Leo. But you are going to reach your goals soon if you continue to trust the Universe.
Practice gratitude for how far you’ve come, and try not to be hard on yourself right now.
This is an excellent time to rediscover your talents and abilities, Virgo. You feel more creative and inspired right now, so take advantage of the visions and ideas that come to you now.
Let your muse speak through you right now, and don’t let yourself avoid the emotions you may feel.
Your focus may rest on your home life now, Libra, especially as a sign that deeply desires peace in the home. This is a great time to work through any emotional issues that you may have had with those in your own home right now.
Avoiding the issues could make them even worse.
This may be an emotionally powerful time for you, Scorpio. You desire clear, precise communication during this time, but your emotions may stand between yourself and others.
Practice healing exercises like yoga and meditation to promote patience and help you avoid conflict.
This New Moon may encourage you to spend your money on luxury items, Sagittarius. Make sure that you’re taking ample time to think about your purchases, and determine whether they’re necessary.
Try not to overindulge during this period, as this can cause you to avoid your emotions.
You feel the need to re-evaluate your life circumstances and relationships, Capricorn. This New Moon calls attention to any situation that is no longer serving you.
Be willing to let go of these things right now, and try to avoid holding onto harmful behaviors or relationships due to comfort.
This is an excellent time for you to experience emotions and feelings that you may otherwise avoid, Aquarius. The New Moon in Cancer helps you face these feelings head-on and release them, making room for inspiration and energy.
Don’t avoid these emotions right now.
With the New Moon in a Water sign such as yours, you may feel more emotionally sensitive than usual, Pisces. It’s crucial that you work on activities and practices that raise your confidence during this transit, like meditation and crystal healing.
Try not to be too hard on yourself or others right now.
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How Do Different Moon Signs Interact with This New Moon?
Moon Sign in Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius)
You feel your emotions more passionately right now, which can cause conflict if you aren’t gentle with yourself and others. Physical exercise acts as a wonderful release for overwhelming emotions; but don’t forget your creative side.
Creative self-expression will help you face these emotions in a safe manner.
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Moon Sign in Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn)
You’re not used to feeling this emotional, which can be quite frustrating for you – especially if you avoid dealing with emotions and prefer focusing on work. This is the time to sink deep into whatever feelings are flowing through you right now.
Writing these feelings down can help you deal with them with poise and grace.
Read up on: Your Guide to Earth Signs
Moon Sign in Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius)
Air signs aren’t well-known for their ability to handle their emotions, as they typically prefer to think things through rather than follow your heart. This influence asks you to do just that, however, and you may find it difficult to connect to your emotions.
Meditation and crystal healing can release any emotional blocks that may be holding you back.
Read up on: Understanding Air Signs
Moon Sign in Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces)
You’re deep in your feelings during this transit, and you may feel emotionally overwhelmed. However, this is an excellent time to work through any issues that have been weighing on your heart.
You can see clearly to the other side right now, making it easier for you to detach yourself from any situations or relationships that are no longer serving you.
Read up on: Your Guide to Water Signs
How Does the New Moon in Cancer Affect Your Dreams?
The New Moon occurs on the darkest nights, because the Moon is merely a sliver during this transit. These dark nights can lead to new dreams, especially as the New Moon represents transformation.
When the New Moon is in Cancer, you may experience dreams that touch on your deepest emotions and insecurities. This would be a great time to keep a notebook and pen by your bedside so you can write your dreams down as soon as you wake up. This can give you more insight into hidden emotions within yourself.
Check out: What Are Your Dreams Trying to Tell You?
What If You Were Born During A New Moon in Cancer?
People born during a New Moon are typically big fans of trying new things and going on spontaneous adventures. These folks love to change things up, and focus on unique aspects of life that others might overlook.
If you were born while the New Moon is in Cancer, you might focus this desire for new things on your emotional life – you want to find new outlets and try different manners of self-expression.
A New Moon in Cancer Ritual
The New Moon is the perfect time for manifestation, and when it’s in Cancer, it’s the perfect time to manifest the emotional state of being that you want to attract for yourself.
That’s why this manifestation ritual is so perfect!
For this ritual, you’ll need:
- Sage or incense for smudging
- Pen or pencil
- Your favorite music
Start by finding a sacred space in your home or outside that feels comfortable.
Light your candle, and then your incense or sage. Let the cleansing, healing smoke wash over your body and flow throughout the room.
Press play on your playlist or album.
Sit down in a comfortable position, hold your moonstone in your left hand, and close your eyes.
Breathe deeply and visualize everything you want to manifest into your emotional life – do you want to feel happy? Do you want to feel more emotionally stable? Do you desire a close friend with which you can share your emotions? Do you wish to sink into your feelings more deeply?
Spend a few minutes imagining your favorite scenarios.
When you feel ready, open your eyes and grab your notebook. Make a list of the things you visualized, the things you want to attract – and be as specific as possible. When you feel satisfied with your list, go outside and bury it in the dirt.
When the things you wrote down begin appearing, make sure to practice gratitude towards the Universe.
When Is the Next New Moon in Cancer?
The next New Moon in Cancer will occur on July 20th, 2020. Celebrate this emotional journey!
Celebrate the New Moon in Cancer
Big change awaits you when you embrace all of these things we talked about. Remember, don’t take life so personally. Just live it, and do it from the heart. If it doesn’t work out, that is the Universe’s way of saying, “You hit the wrong nail this time. Try again.”
Lead with love, even if you make a mistake or two along the way. The formula is simple. Listen to your heart, plant seeds with love, and watch it grow into something beautiful.
What are your New Moon in Cancer wishes?
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It’s officially Summertime! And now that means we are all looking for a little bit of love, sweet love.
We all want it no matter what our relationship status is. Who doesn’t want to be in love in the Summertime? There are so many things to do during the long sunny days and the warm moonlit nights. You’ve met someone, things are progressing nicely; but is it real romance or just a summer fling?
The Moon transits this Summer are going to guide you towards the changes in your relationships that you need. Do you want it to last? Or are you just looking for a May to December romance?
There is no wrong answer. But if you are wondering what the state of your Summer loving is, we are going to help you figure that out today. So let’s get to it.
Are You Single or Attached?
Love is in the air for all, whether you are flying solo or in it for the long haul.
For the Couples
For a start, things look pretty pleasant. Others will warm to this and perhaps reciprocate too. There’s an overall positive mood — and that’s a good thing for some summer frolicking! But under eclipses, big changes are coming. And change always causes stress, even when they are good changes.
Expect July to make some changes in your romantic outlook. Have fun with each other. These could be good changes like an engagement, wedding, or just moving in. Or you may just be making a fresh new commitment to each other in some exciting way. Have fun with these, and thank the Universe for the blessings that come your way when the Moon sends you all of the information you need to enjoy love.
This is a great period to stretch yourself socially, even though you may not want to. It’s quite possible that you want to stay closer to home, and if you’re already making doe-eyes at your beloved and your partner is just as content as you are to stay between the sheets, then go for it — this is an awesome time for romance.
Creativity is strong, also. This can be anything from a new art project to some form of self-expression. If you and your partner are trying for a child, this may just be the time that you conceive!
For the Single Folk
But what if you’re single?
These lunar transits are good for those who are still looking for that special summer someone, too. Do new things with new people. Stretch yourself socially, especially when it comes to places or activities that promote love, peace, and harmony. Art galleries, museums, and other venues are ideal — who doesn’t like an open-air concert on a warm summer’s evening?
Summer Full Moon’s connected with the Sun in Gemini, Cancer, Leo, and Virgo are going to help you close a chapter and take the lead. It will also help you to make a big change. It would be nice to have someone to spend it on, wouldn’t it?
Discover the Best Way to Cool off, Based on Your Zodiac Sign here.
Look for Love in The Zodiac
When we use astrology to our advantage, we can make the most of our summertime to find whatever love matches we desire.
Aries Summer Lovin’
If you are dating an Aries, or want to take love to the next level with them, leave your “tired” complaints at home, even if you are. Aries is driven by energy, enthusiasm, fire, and excitement. They will get bored very fast if you show up on a date with them and start complaining.
Unless your Aries lover has kept you up all night, and they will if you want them to, “I’m exhausted” is the last thing they want to hear. Take a nap before your date with Aries if you are that tired, but never, ever let them see you sleepy. Unless they’re joining you.
Getting Cozy With Taurus
Your Taurus date WILL like the details of your day, but they don’t need or want, a play by play. This will bore them into the ground. Stay away from tedious minutia when you are talking it up with your Taurus, unless that minutia is all about them. With the Bull, less is most definitely more. All you need to remember is that they are ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, and use that energy and potential to your advantage when playing with your Taurus lover.
Get luxurious, focus on sexy, sensual fabrics and textiles, bling, glitter, feathers, you name it. Whatever will make their eyes widen under Venus. Going on, and on about the 448 message text convo with a bestie is going to have your Taurus wandering.
Gemini Lovin’ & Learnin’
Geminis are a bunch that loves their gadgets, their iPads, their cell phones, their emails, their text messages, their skype conversations, their everything that has to do with the digital world that is ruled by their planet Mercury. They just don’t like it when their date is all up in their gadgets on a fun date or activity.
Gemini tends to be a bit paranoid when it comes to love, and if you are checking your cell phone every five minutes, they will be wondering who you are talking to. If you must, send them a saucy text when you make the trip to the lady’s room, just to let them know they are on your mind, even when you are away. But putting your nose in your phone or iPad all day or all night you are with your Gem may breed nothing but contempt.
Turn it off when it’s couple time, and when it’s time to put your nose back in the phone, your Gem will be one of the first to blow it up.
Going Deep With Cancer
For Cancer, home is where the heart is and the emphasis is on the family. So if Cancer needs to include you in a family function because that’s the only time they have for you, groaning is your surest way to keep your relationship short with Cancer. They always will put their family first, and complaining about that is not an option if you want to keep your Cancer.
Consider it a compliment when Cancer brings you into the fold, it’s a sure sign they have an eye on you for good. And, if they need to postpone because they are with the family, being understanding and supportive and having your own life while they do so will ensure that your Cancer is thinking of you the whole time you are apart.
Hot Love With Leo
When dating a Leo you have to keep in mind that their roar is pretty much just that, a roar. Rarely will you see a Leo truly angry, but they do like to talk a good talk and a big one at that. Stroke their egos and enjoy every last delicious second they spend on you but don’t think their ego is all they bring to the table or your Leo will stalk off.
Underneath that confident and adventurous date of yours is a person who is much less sure of themselves than they let on. Inside is a little kitten that needs attention and assurance from the one they want to care about. Acknowledging that part of your Leo will stoke the fires for some time to come.
Virgo Love & Stuff
Virgo has the tendency to be on the picky side of things, and so if there is anyone that is easy to turn off it will be them. But you can use this information to your advantage in love. Ask your Virgo to make a list of their favorite things to do or their favorite fantasies.
Virgo’s love lists! They also hate clutter, so clean up a bit before you ask them over for dinner. Unlike Cancer (who will check) you can hide dishes in your stove without Virgo noticing, they just like clean lines and empty clutter-free space. They know you have stuff and don’t care where you put it, they just don’t want to see it.
Libra Love & Beauty
As the Cardinal Air Sign ruled by Venus, Libra is very easy to please in love, especially when you know how to find your way into their heart. The best thing about Libra is just how flexible they are, they are all about harmony and balance, and are lovers, not fighters. So fighting with your Libra lover is a big no-no unless you are geared to send them in the opposite direction from you. Instead, talk and think it out together.
Cater to the Venus side of Libra which is very sexy and very sensual. One thing Libras love in their friends and partners are people with wild imaginations. Even if you never act any of them out, talk them up, and your Libra will be at your side for literally hours, or even longer if you want them to be. Looking good is loved by Libra, but spending hours to get there is not. So, find an easy, maintenance-free way to your fabulous this summer if it includes a Libra, and expect a lot of spontaneous fun to result.
Deep & Passionate With Scorpio
Scorpio gets a bit of a bad rap when it comes to love, when all of their lovers need to realize is that more is more for Scorpio.
By more we mean more real, more truth, and as much more passion as you want to give your Scorpio lover. Scorpio is the zodiac detective, and although they seem mysterious and scary to you, all they are doing is trying to get to the bottom of your case file. Don’t fib to your Scorpio because as the zodiac detective they are also the truth seekers of the bunch, and have an internal intuition that screams they are presented with a fib.
Talk with Scorpio is anything but cheap, pile on all of the analytic and deep conversations that you want. Just don’t fake it, or you will annoy your Scorpio’s senses and sensibilities, and offend their intelligence as well. If you bring it real though, you will soon find out exactly why many consider this to be the sexiest sign of them all.
Sagittarius & Fancy-Free Loving
When it comes to having fun with a Sagittarius, don’t stick to one agenda. Sag lovers have an inner sense of adventure that is almost unmatched in the zodiac, and playing up to that is a must if you want them sticking around. The very word “routine” will send them running and packing, as will rules.
Sag likes things differently, so when trying to court them (or just spend some quality time) think of new and exciting activities to do. You sag love will get tired of movies and walking the same path, quickly. While this may feel high-magnificence, Sagittarians are the lowest maintenance lover you can find – they want hot loving and independence.
Capricorn & Commitment
As the confident, committed, Cardinal Earth Sign, most everyone that wants a relationship loves dating a Capricorn. You will never be kept guessing where you stand with them, unless you are asking them every 5 minutes. Capricorn lovers need to lead the way in, well everything they do, so if you are taking charge with them and trying to direct the relationship, they will give up on you.
Consider the fact that if you have had 3 or more dates with them, and they have started to become or suggest intimacy, they are considering you for the long haul. Cap doesn’t put energy where they don’t think it will work or be successful, so if they are spending time on you, that is your cue that they are in it to win it with you. If they aren’t, that’s when you can start putting on the brakes and looking elsewhere.
Aquarius Love & Action
An Aquarius is often the easiest to date, because simple random acts of kindness, or dates and adventures in group and intellectual settings, will be the ways to their heart for good. What Aquarius doesn’t like? Judgemental and critical people, mean people, and people that get a rise out of making fun of others. Thoughtfulness will far with your Aquarius, bring a cup of coffee when you are picking them up for the beach and they will be oh so touched. Leave a sweet note tucked into their visor in the morning so that it falls into their lap on their way to work.
These little things will be all you need to keep your Aquarius lover near. Stuck on a date idea, or want the right tip to move things along with Aquarius? Plan a date at a non-profit group or charity, and doing something good for others will be a bonding experience for both of you, and one that your Aquarius will certainly thank you for. And, speaking of tips, tip well when you are around your Aquarius and they will definitely notice. How well you do for others is one thing your Aquarius is looking for.
Loving & Dreaming With a Pisces
When it comes to dating a Pisces, the first thing you need to remember is just how sensitive they are. Really sensitive. This is the zodiac sign that will hide the second they think their feelings might get hurt, which means, long before they actually do! Pisces lovers are known for retreating to protect themselves from this pain, and it is often all pain that is in their heads. Not to knock Pisces, as a Water Sign ruled by Neptune, they have a dreamy and intuitive side to them that soaks up the angst of the world like a sponge.
So, as much as it feels to you like their pain is in their head, it’s not, it’s real, they just don’t often know whose pain they are feeling in that moment. Anything that will make Pisces feel self-conscious or more vulnerable to pain will send them running back to their cave. So always make your Pisces feel like the one that rocks your world.
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How to Attract Your Soulmate This Summer
Have you found your soulmate yet? Or are you hoping to reconnect with someone that you think might be this summer? If things in love haven’t been going your way this year, fret not, the summer has just begun (you may even connect with your twin flame). It’s never too late to meet or reconnect with the one that Universe has destined for you. And, if you want a few extra tips up your sleeve while you are working your magic to bring them back to you, we’ve got them right here!
No matter what zodiac sign you are, here are 5 very easy ways that you can attract that soulmate or bring them back into your life.
1. Believe in love.
It sounds a little cliché for some people, that simply believing in love is all you need to make it happen. But it’s the truth! Believing that your soul mate exists is actually step number one in attracting them. When you believe, it creates an intention with Universe, and sets you on the right path to getting the love you want. If you are reading this, then you already have accomplished this one easy step, or are very close to it. You already believe your soul mate exists, so what’s next? Attracting them!
Easiest for: The Water Signs who believe everything from the plants in their garden to the letters in their mail box have the potential for love. Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio believe in love better than anyone else, you guys have this step in the bag!
Hardest on: The Air Signs who need to think everything through. Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are rational and logical folks, and we love them for it. But they see one bad thing going on and think everything is doomed. It’s not! Believe in the power of love sweet Air Signs, and the wind will blow it your way. You will never have that relationship as long as you believe that it does not exist. Period!
2. Clean up your past.
This is the lesson of forgiveness that we all must learn before we open up new love. You need to dig deep for this one. You likely don’t need to ask your Self what your wounds are, you know what is hurting you. You know what hurt you in the past. Are you clinging to that rejection and bitterness? Then your soul mate can feel that wherever they are and they will keep their distance until you figure that one out.
Lose your baggage by simply…letting it go. Ask Universe to take it from you, and really mean it. By so doing, you open up the space in your heart that your destined one is desperately hoping to fill.
Easiest for: Air Signs, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. In this situation, logic prevails. The Air Signs know how to cut to the chase better than anyone, and they see no purpose in hanging on to the past. We can learn from these signs, by doing the same.
Hardest on: Water Signs. Where believing in love is easy for the Water signs, letting go of the past, not so much. Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer, wear their hearts on their sleeves and show off their wounds as often as they can. How is that working out for you? Not so well if you are still waiting for your soul mate. Cut that pain out, and you will find miracles.
3. Practice Self-love, Raise your vibrations.
We speak of vibrations frequently here, and you have probably heard me discuss them in our talks on how to increase your intuition. You can do this in love too. The Universe and all of the destiny that awaits you is on a higher vibration. That doesn’t mean you can’t access it, only that you need to work a bit to get to that point. You do that by connecting with the Divine, the Universe, and setting that intention regularly.
Believing is one step, forgiving others the next, now you can take some practical experiences and put those beliefs and forgiveness to work. Get in the garden and play with Mother Nature, practice random acts of kindness, meditate or pray, whatever you need to do to get in touch with your Self, and the Universe will raise your vibrations.
Easiest for: Fixed Signs. Scorpio who loves to talk with the angels, Taurus who loves to get in the garden, Aquarius, and Leo who likes to play, play, play. These simple acts will raise your vibrations and get you closer to the Divine more than any other act will. Being in the garden gets your hands in the soil of your destiny, so does talking to angels, and injecting the spirit of play into your life. All of these things will work, so do what tehse signs do and raise those vibrations. The closer you are to the Divine, the sooner Universe will send you your soul mate.
Hardest on: Mutable Signs, Pisces, Gemini, Sagittarius, and Virgo. These folks are always flitting from one thing to the next hoping it is their next big love. This prevents you from raising your vibration because you aren’t focused. Universe wants you committed to one thing, mostly your Self, to find your soul mate. Commit to one act daily to raise those vibrations, and you will be happily surprised by the results.
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4. The power of visualization.
You can call this the Law of Attraction, you can call it whatever you want. But the truth is, visualization works, and it is very, very powerful. This can be difficult if you are suffering from a breakup or haven’t cleaned up your old baggage and past pain. That’s why this step is so important. You can’t visualize your soul mate if you are too busy thinking about how much they or someone else hurt you. So let that stuff go, and start getting dreamy again. Ask Universe to send you the dreams of your soul mate every night, and start mentally picturing that special someone just a little bit every day. You will be happily surprised by the results.
Easiest on: The Cardinal Signs, Aries, Capricorn, Libra, and Cancer. You guys are born leaders, and you visualize success wherever you go and in whatever you do. Once you set your mind on something or someone, you don’t stop until you get it. You know how the power of visualization works, because you experience it every day! Now, put that action to work in love.
Hardest on: The Fixed Signs, Aquarius, Scorpio, Leo, and Taurus. This is particularly hard on you guys if you are obsessed with someone who is NOT your soul mate. And many of you are whether you want to admit it or not! Hey, you’re human, nothing wrong with thinking about someone else. But for soul mate love, you need to stop being human, for just a few minutes a day, and let the Universe take control. Again we go back to letting go of past pain, let it go, let it go, let it go. If you are stuck in a cycle of anger because someone in your life hurt you, you will not be able to visualize that amazing one Universe has planned. So, start visualizing and watch the miracles manifest.
5. Enjoy your life.
Ever heard someone tell you that they met their soul mate when they least expected it? That is always the way. That’s because the Universe knows you have completed all of the above 4 steps, and knows you are ready. You can’t enjoy your life if you are fixated on someone else that has hurt you or isn’t coming back. You can’t enjoy your life if you don’t believe in love. And you can’t enjoy your life if your vibrations are in the gutter.
So, let it all go, and begin enjoying your life and believing that the Universe has something wonderful planned for you. When you do, your soul mate is right around the corner. Promise!
Easiest for: The Mutable Signs, Sagittarius, Gemini, Pisces, and Virgo, who are all about simply relishing in the beautiful things that life has to offer. They are always having fun, so do what they do!
Hardest on: Capricorn, Scorpio, and Aquarius, who are all very busy fixated on something else, work, past love and broken hearts, or rational logic that doesn’t fit into the equation of love. I get that it is hard to have fun if you are sad about past pain, but the law of the Universe is that being sad about past pain will be your only mission in life if you don’t let it go. That’s why it is so important for you guys to really and truly just…have fun once in a while! When you do, your vibration raises immediately, and that will attract all of the infinite and unconditional love you truly want in your life.
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5 Tips for Summer Love
1. Be specific, and be clear.
The planets are smiling upon love but also causing some frustrating roadblocks, everything is going to feel confused and delayed. You will find yourself asking yourself or your significant other, what did you mean by that? They will be asking you as well. So keep your communication simple, and that keeps it clear. Be prepared for questions, and answer them honestly. Just be specific, and set those clear intentions.
2. Make sure you are having a true conversation
Ever hear someone say, “Sometimes I just feel like you are waiting for me to finish talking so you can get your own points in. Are you even hearing me right now?” Or, have you said that to someone else? Happens all the time in romantic conversations. Our own agendas drive us, and this affects our communication skills.
So, let those agendas out the window. Ask your partner, “what do you want?” Have a real conversation and don’t be afraid of the answer.
Try to truly listen. As hard as you are working at being honest, setting those intentions, all of that hard work will not pay off if you are the only one talking in this conversation.
Try not to read between any lines, but rather, take into consideration everything that is being said.
4. Come from a place of love
It is always important to come from a place of love when we are having love talks. This sounds like such simple common sense, right? But we all forget this. I do too! Our anger and our hurt and our egos get in the way, and we forget that love is the root of all of that, and lash out at people without meaning to. It’s so easy, and it happens all the time, I am just as guilty as anyone else on this one.
When you put love first and come from that place of love, the rest literally falls into place. Put away the passive-aggressive snipes and if someone else is tossing them your way, don’t let them get away with that. That is not a place of love.
5. Never assume
This should always be your number one rule in communication, whether there is a Mercury Retrograde or not. Just because you know your lover well, does not mean you are inside their head. And, if you are assuming things about them, that means you haven’t communicated with them about what you want, and about what they want. And that’s not fair to them, it’s not fair to you. Maybe your assumptions are correct? And maybe they aren’t.
Lead With Love
Even though the question of whether this is real romance or just a summer fling doesn’t have a definite answer, please don’t put off exploring where things lead. Everything can teach you something about what you want out of romance!
Just make sure that you’re intentions are pure. In the Summer heat and hazy lazy days, it’s very easy to get caught up in the moment. We jump in and are so excited that we don’t express what we really want. Treat your partners the way you want to be treated. Be open.
If it’s just a fling, say so with love. If you’re wondering if it’s just a fling, ask with love. If you want a change in a relationship, handle it the way you want to be treated.
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* Editor’s note: This article was previously published May 23rd, 2019 and has been updated for astrological accuracy.
The Tarot Court Cards are often considered some of the most difficult cards in the Tarot deck to interpret, though this is usually because it can be tricky to discern whether the card represents a person, energy or situation. This is why Court Cards often require the use of intuitive reading more than any other cards.
But there are ways to understand the Court Cards a better and get to know them like you would real people in your life! Read on to find out how.
What are the Court Cards in Tarot?
The Court Cards of the Tarot refer to any card in the Minor Arcana containing a human figure.
In traditional Tarot decks, the Court Cards are Kings, Queens, Knights, and Pages – all members of a royal ‘court,’ where the name comes from.
The Difference Between Kings, Queens, Knights & Pages
It can be helpful to look at the Kings, Queens, Knights, and Pages as a traditional family unit.
Let’s imagine this family want to build a house.
The King is the head of the family – he has mastered full control over his element. His ideas motivate everyone to get involved and he inspires everyone around him. It is the King who woke up one day and, after much careful consideration, decided it is time to build that house. He thinks of the blueprints, where the house will be, how much it will cost and allocates everyone their own specific role to make this a reality.
The King’s primary role is action.
The Queen is the second head of the family – whereas the King’s power is external and active, the Queen’s power is internal and passive. She is the one who will note down the costs, location and engage in the running of the home to make sure everything is in proper working order.
To best understand the difference between the King and Queen, imagine that they have a child. One day, the child returns home in tears because people have been bullying her. Both the King and Queen will feel the same thing (distress for their child and an urge to protect them) but both will react differently. The King, whose primary motivator is to act, will say, “Right, where are they? Let me get my hands on them!” whereas the Queen will – in internal fashion – comfort and cuddle the child, drying their tears.
Let’s take the King and Queen of Pentacles, which represent earthly and physical manifestations.
The King is the sort to run an empire, focus on material wealth so he can provide for his family and has a very determined and driven view in terms of stability. The Queen of Pentacles focuses more on what’s inside that empire – running a home, keeping the garden beautiful, keeping herself in good health. There is a strong introvert/extrovert aspect to the King and Queen.
The Knight is the doer, the wayward son who goes out into the world. He (or she – the Courts can represent any gender) will be the one to collect the tools and supplies for this house, gather the friends who help build it and take an active role in the running of it. The Knight is the immature aspect of the King; both are active, both are doers, but in very different ways. The Knight has not yet mastered his suit and still has many lessons to learn.
Let’s take the King and Knight of Wands in a love/relationship reading. The Knight is known for being a bit of a ‘player’ and sowing his wild oats everywhere he goes. He has a high sex drive and tends to leave a trail of broken hearts along the way. The King, on the other hand, has had his fun and is ready to settle down with the right person. He is far more likely than the Knight to stay faithful.
The Page is like a young child who still views the world in an innocent, naïve way. The Page will watch his parents and older brother prepare the new house and learn from them. They will also run errands and send messages (Pages are strongly linked to messages in the Tarot). Pages are learning.
Let’s take the Page of Swords and how it may differ to, for example, the King of Swords. Swords are all about intellect and thought. Both the King and the Page have a natural talent for the verbal and written word; but the Page is still learning how to use his gifts. The King is cool and collected, choosing his words carefully for the benefit of all. The Page is still stumbling around with his words and may come across as insensitive or even boorish.
As an example, let’s imagine both the King and Page have just been asked by the Queen of Swords if they like her new dress:
King: “It is very befitting, dear, though it may benefit a little from a tweak at the bottom to show off your marvellous physique.”
Page: “It makes you look like a jumping jackfruit that’s about to burst open!”
Experience, of course, will turn this Page into a King eventually!
Do Court Cards Represent People or Situations?
Another thing that confuses people is whether Court Cards represent an actual person or a situation. At times like this, intuitive reading is important.
A Page or Knight can represent a message or messenger; a King or Queen could represent situations that encompass the energy of these cards. The best thing to do is ask yourself if the Court represents anyone you know and look to surrounding cards to see if it makes sense.
Back in the day, before there were things such as planes, trains and other forms of transport, Court Cards were given certain characteristics. For example, the Queen of Cups was a woman between the ages of 20-35 with blonde hair, blue eyes and a slim build. Such descriptions don’t apply so much today. Remember, back then the population was scarce and there were only about two hundred people who lived in the village; a woman fitting that description may have only made up about five women, so it wasn’t too hard to see who the card was referring to.
If a card comes up representing a situation then the spread may be telling you that you need to harness the qualities of this card or it represents a situation you are in/going into. Let’s take the Knight of Cups. The cards could be telling you that you need to become like the Knight of Cups – creative, imaginative, romantic, sensitive – or it could be telling you that a Knight of Cups situation is on the way. In the physical sense, this could mean a situation which requires you to use your imagination or that a new romantic situation is on the horizon and life is about to get a whole lot dreamier!
And, of course, the Knight of Cups can represent another person. It could be a known admirer or an upcoming one. A new love interest; or someone who brings out your creative side.
The Tarot, in general, requires a combination of intuition and knowledge of Tarot card meanings. Don’t be frightened by the Court Cards of the Tarot; whether they represent a person, situation or energy that requires harnessing is up to you, the reader, to determine.
Hopefully, the pointers above can help make this a little easier next time you pull from the Courts! And remember, you can always practice interpreting Tarot spreads – with or without the Court Cards – using our free online Tarot readings.
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