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Aries: With Mercury in Aries getting on your very last good nerve, it is imperative that you don’t allow your mouth to get you in deep trouble. The situations that you think are your most important problems to address, may be masking deeper issues. With a wee bit of personal censoring and a lot of soul searching you will be well prepared for the Full Moon at the end of this week. It’s great when you get to that “something’s gotta give” moment, but until you know what exactly what It is, there may be a tendency to just walk away from it all. Now is the time to buy a lot of gum and pack your cheeks like a chipmunk. Sure, it’s only natural to have opinions, but you still don’t have all of the information necessary with which to make wise decisions. I know you hate to sit back and wait for anything, but by letting things unfold in orderly form, you can make more informed decisions. Please consider this a blurt alert and act accordingly. Now is the time to rein in your temper and hold your tongue. As Granny Gerstmann used to say, “Keep your words short and sweet, you may have to eat them some day.” Bonne appetite !
Taurus: Wow, yet another week of Birthday cheer. This is your brain on Jupiter. The only real problem that you have is that you are much more comfortable giving than receiving. Face it, if you feel that you owe anything to anyone, you will move heaven and earth to repay them. In most instances when you return that favour the recipient won’t even know what you are talking about, and yet you may have lost many nights of sleep thinking it all through. Let’s take it from the top. Have you always given folks much more than they paid for ? Check ! Have you spent lotsa energy finding ways to save time and money for your employer and business associates ? Check ! Have you always gone out of your way to nurture and encourage others? Double check! So instead of telling yourself that you don’t deserve the wonderful surprises that are presently entering your life, see them as rewards for years of doing for others. The cool part is that even as you are helping other people, you have no thought of anyone returning the favour, but they will never forget you kindness. So keep on celebrating and pass those cupcakes, make mine chocolate…mmmm chocolate, it’s all the food groups.
Gemini: This is another week where work and play will mix and mingle so well that it may be hard for others to distinguish which is which. Luckily you won’t loose sight of the difference, which isn’t that difficult since you are in business mode all of the time. This is a rhythm that will serve you well for the next 18 months as Jupiter enters and then transits your Sun Sign. Not only will you dress for success on a daily basis, but also you will be combat ready for any possible crisis. Don’t get me wrong this is not an adversarial cycle, simply one that expects you to be prepared for any possible circumstance. You best weapons are your lightening quick wit and your ability to think on you feet. Even the gnarliest surprises won’t find you at a loss as to what to do. There will be no freezing like a dear caught in the headlights of unexpected events. It’s good that you are too busy to panic, that’s what keeps you a body in motion. While others are scratching their heads at the incredulity of a situation, you will be working on a positive resolution to the problem. This is a different kind of combat, and there is no need to be armed and dangerous, but rather ( in the words of George Carlin) you are armed and garrulous. That’s always a win win.
Cancer: As you look around you at the many smiling faces, rest assured that each of them serves as a mirror of your inner happiness. Granted, in the Past you served as a happiness tuning fork for everybody in your life. Lord knows you have spent many hours blowing on astral chicken soup and sorting socks and life lessons for others in need. Buut, eventually you had to accept the fact that some individuals would return in short order, with yet more fine messes for you to fix. That’s when you discovered to your own consternation, that some people just want to stay miserable. Who knows why they make that choice ? It could be childhood traumas or nasty hangnails, but whatever the reason, these are folks who just can’t/won’t move off the mark enough to let go of their inner victims. In truth, itsa misery looking for company life lesson and you have chosen not to be a victim, so there isn’t much to say to them. What you need is a mental 4-minute egg timer, so that you can minimize your exposure to their sad toxic behavior. It is possible to love someone and not like their behavior, and that is your saving grace right now, That and voice mail. Stay za zen dear Moon Child.
Leo: Ah, mood swings. They work kinda the Daemon Drop at Cedar Point. One moment you are dangling in the breeze, enjoying the lovely blue sky and gentle breezes and then next, you are hurtling to the Earth, only to stop short from an ugly ending. The question is, why on Earth would you get back in line and wait your turn for another ride? Granted this week begins with a major Lunar High for you and with Uranus shaking things up, your moods may swing so quickly that you don’t have time to journal them. Actually a tape recorder might work, but most of these feelings are so fleeting that just as soon as one washes over you, the next wave comes along from a different direction and knocks you on your tusch. Bear in mind, that when somebody makes a suggestion about you, your performance or your life in general, they most likely mean well. You will discover that anything that even sounds like criticism, can hit you like a poison dart to the heart. Chances are slim that anyone wanted to wound you, you are simply in a frail state this week. If that comment does truly smack of ugly, it is for the best to consider the source. You know that you are doing your best and that it is impossible to be better than your personal best, so don’t take it to heart. In a matter of days your moods will stabilize and birdies will sing in the trees. For now it’s just a case of PMS/BMS, so avoid salt and cruel shoes and treat yourself just a little bit. Be gentle with yourself.
Virgo: The powerful Neptune opposition is offering you a pleasant break from the everyday world. Other worlds are calling and resistance is futile. In truth this is one amazing creative curve for you and from the way you weed the flowerbeds to the way you build a presentation, your work will shine with a lovely glow. Sure Neptune may hide your car keys and make you want powernaps, but that’s due to the fact that he wants to reorient your focus. The more you can step away from things that vex you and see them in the context of a larger world, the smaller they actually become. When your mind is in a knot and you can’t see the forest for the trees, that’s the perfect time to head straight into the forest. Yep, now is the perfect time for Medicine Walks. Nature can touch you in great ways, and she can do so in a park as well as a parking lot. By strapping on your good walking shoes and opening yourself to the interconnectedness of all of life, you can see that most of your issues will diminish in the Light of inner peace. Keep it simple, ask a brief question of the Universe and then walk into the beauty of Mother Earth, in no time you will have your answer. It’s difficult to make decisions when your life is making a fist, allow yourself this peaceful interlude, who knows it may become a healthy habit…just sayin’.
Libra: As lovely Venus trines you, her powers of magnetism kick in. Not only will you have great opportunities for new relationships, but you will discover new life in some of the old ones. Even with Saturn nipping at your heals and your list of responsibilities as long as ever, you will make time for fun and light breezy moments. Okay maybe the beauty of Spring has refreshed you, that never hurts, but most likely it’s about You being nicer to You. Since you are most certainly an Air Sign, you have the ability to ride the winds of change. You are so far removed from the person whom you used to be, that you can’t imagine why you used to let life propel you into those “crash and burn” attitudes. There is a great source of inner peace in realizing that life is not pass or fail, it just Is. And once you stop making your happiness conditional upon situations and conditions outside of yourself, you live as empowered, as you are happy. It’s all about making better choices, eh? Before Saturn unpacked his bags and stole your TV remote, you couldn’t have imagine how much your self worth was about to shift. Shift happens. Then you were tested on a daily basis for 2 years and change…and change you did. Yes life can actually be this good, because you have made it so. Saturn smiles upon your ways…me too
Scorpio: This is an amazing people watching time for you. Even in pleasant social events, you will be the person in the corner who smiles and passes the bean dip, but doesn’t have much to say. Actually you have always been a bit of a Sherlock Holmes super sleuth when it comes to people’s motivation and this is a cycle where you are actively digging to get to the heart of the truth. Yes, you are meeting some fun new exciting folks, but while they bring you delight, you are still sorting out how You can make you happy and healthy. The more that you can watch and analyze other individual’s motivations; the more you can learn to understand your own. Due to the fact that you are Ruled by Pluto, the Cosmic Roto Rooter, you are the bestest at digging deeply to get to the truth that is hidden in the dark. Even though it is barely on the horizon, you can feel the power of the impending Full Moon in Scorpio. Now is the time to list the issues and ideas that no longer fit your overall wellness. By carefully and respectfully watching other people’s actions and reactions, you can see that you are certainly not alone in this soul searching journey. Heck, once you tune in completely, you will even hear folks asking the same questions about themselves and their lives, that you have rattling around in your head. Right after one of those two ton questions, there will be a lull in the conversation, and you will hear somebody speak up and offer insightful and enlightening answers to those common quandaries…and that wise voice will be yours. Ya know the roles of teacher and student are pretty much interchangeable. Everyone has their own unique path to enlightenment, and it’s always great to meet at the crossroads and share our experiences. As the Firebear said, ” Knowledge is not wisdom, capacity is not intellect…we never know what we know until we walk out thoughts.” Happy trails sweetie !
Sagittarius: Every little once in a while the voices in your head are speaking so loudly that it makes it difficult to hear other people. That’s exactly where you are right now. In truth it’s about subconscious awarenesses that must be addressed. Everyone has grotty habits that need to be run out of Dodge. I used to have a business partner who would pick his teeth in public. I’m sure he didn’t know he was doing it, but it was as distracting as it was yucky. That’s the secret to nasty habits, they seem to take on a life of their own, and in time, the person who is in their grasp can’t even see that they are doing them. Because the Universe has such a great sense of humour, from time to time we frail humans will find ourselves surrounded by folks who manifest out yuckiest behaviors. For instance, on RuPauls Drag Race, the contest has been narrowed down to the final three Queens. There’s Chad, a beautiful, gracious, Grace Kelly smooth, always a lady type person. Sharon Needles, who used to feel like an outcast but, now embraces her uniqueness and wit. And Phi Phi, a rude, minimally talented, impudent little 20 something twerp, who needs to grow up so much that I want to smack her with a moldy mackerel. No doubt I was just that obnoxious at that age and that’s why it hits my gag response. So, when you gridlock on certain behaviors this week, take copious notes. Take that breathless moment as a hint, and modify your behavior. It’s the only way to make that chorus in your head sing in harmony and harmony is all important n’est pas?
Capricorn: Since you were born such an old fart, you seldom take things personally. I suppose being born with the weight of the world on your shoulders would tend to keep you away from personalizing little things. You have always had the innate ability to see the larger picture and that kept you on the path of working towards the greater good. Then Jupiter entered Taurus and brought you an exciting sense of self worth. Gone are the days of other people taking credit for your good work. No you don’t want a parade and a banquet; you only want a sense of appreciation from others. This enlightening energy will work in your private life as well as you work space. Okay, you have spent a major part of your life attempting to raise your parents well, and that’s pretty much done too. Once you accept that you have given something or someone your best efforts, you can actually walk away and give it to God. Just think, no more sleepless nights worrying about some teensy detail that may have escaped your attention. Accept is the operative word, since your normal overdoing methods have now been replaced with a peaceful sense of acceptance. Some things are worthy of your diligent attention and others “not so much.” Sure you will always be a workaholic and perfectionist, but along with that is the realization that something as simple as having a life can be quite personally rewarding. Whoda thunk it ?
Aquarius: This cycle finds you carefully examining all of your resources. Most folks think of resources as money honey, but it goes much farther than just bucks. Your personal resources include, your time, your talents, your energy and even your love. Now this is a budget that truly needs to budge and that’s what you will make it do. It’s good that this week begins with a Lunar Low for you, since it often takes a celestial 2X4 upside of your head to get your attention turned inward. Generally you are so busy being a Cosmic Social Worker that your needs get shuffled to the bottom of your list, Then along comes your Lunar Low and the red light bongs and you realize that you are running in empty. It isn’t the big stuff that uses you up it’s the endless itty bitty issues that you help folks with that does you in. Back when I still owned the Squirrel Farm ( aptly named) we had critters of every type and stripe that showed up for meals. Heck, the raccoons even ate my kitchen doorjamb, when the lost patience while waiting for their frosting filled cookies. Once upon a family feast, I found myself looking at a turkey carcass. Since we only eat the white meat it was pretty much half of a turkey. I sat it on the deck knowing that something would waddle up and finish it up. In a few moments that carcass was covered with tiny little birds who stripped it better than a school of hungry piranha fishies. That’s how it is when you allow yourself to get pecked to bits by tiny minds and small concerns. Save yourself for the big stuff. Now is the time to burn some incense, play soothing music and leave a new message on the phone. My suggestion would be, ” Hi I’m out of my body right now, but I will be happy to call you back as soon as I return.”
Pisces: With Mars still hammering away at you in heavy opposition to your Sun Sign, You are perfecting the art of bob and weave. My daughter has Wii fit game that has her jogging, and while she jogs there’s a little fella who throws shoes at her. I think that would take the fun out of jogging, but she loves what it does for her reflexes. Now that Mars has been running atcha since last November, you must admit that your reflexes are much sharper than ever before. Stress transits can transform themselves into success transits once you figger out what they are really about. While this transit has made you more aware than ever before about how Not to waste your energy, it has also shown you that you are a lot tougher than even you would have thought you were. When multiple events have hit the fan, you discovered that ability to sort them out in order of importance and address them one at a time. Sure, after the crisis, you may have found yourself sitting on the bathroom floor, rocking and saying, ” Holy geez” to yourself, but when the going got rough, you dealt with it. While me may have tested your reflexes and your peripheral vision, Mars is leaving a fine tuned version of You in his wake. Just because you are a pacifist, doesn’t mean that you are a pushover. Mars may be pushing, but much like a Jujitsu master, you can step aside and flip him on his backside. There are miles of difference between being assertive and being aggressive. You are assertive now, and Mars and his lessons are pretty much non issues. Life is filled with non issues, how nice that you can identify them now !
If you’d like a personal Natal chart or would like to ask a question: be sure to tune in to Rev. Linda Newman. You can catch up with her on her weekly radio show Answers Thursday’s at 6PM, ET on NewSkyRadio.com