by Aluna Michaels, M.A.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) – Happy birthday Leo! Mercury and Uranus turn retrograde, making this a great time for meditation and intuitive development. You can have opportunities to have a more meaningful career, or bring your values to your work. You’ll feel more integrated and empowered. You can also reconnect with a practice of financial affirmations to increase prosperity. Also take a clear look at how you spend what you do have, since there might be money “leaks” you can patch up!
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) – Mercury retrogrades in your sign, so it’s a time for awesome meditations, dreams and intuitions! Also ponder how you can more clearly identify your needs and express them to others. Mars is also in your sign, helping you be direct. It’s not mean to be straightforward! Also, work with kind affirmations to cultivate more self-compassion. It’s vital to release perfectionism and self-persecution! Steep yourself in loving energy to feel worthy of healthy boundaries and better relationships.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) – Mercury retrogrades this month, and helps you heal many unconscious negative thought patterns. You can also get a grasp on low-level anxiety that creates insomnia or even mild depression. Like Virgo pals, observing harsh self-talk is key to balancing your nervous system and improving many areas of your life! Also, if you’ve had any sexual trauma or intimacy betrayal, Uranus moving retrograde ushers in a time of surprising reawakening over the next few months. You can have financial breakthroughs as well!
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) – Uranus turns retrograde, bringing changes to partnerships. You can have sudden, amazing solutions to longstanding issues that can heal you both. If single, you can meet someone who is quite a catalyst in your life, even if the bond is short lived. As Mercury also retrogrades, reconnect with old friends. You might also pick up hobbies that fell away from being overly busy. Whether art, dance or sports, make time for the activities that bring you joy!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) – As Mercury turns retrograde, meditate about your career and how it could be more meaningful to you. If you happen to have an unexpected promotion or job offer, make sure you look at all the angles to be sure it’s right for you. Don’t just go for something that sounds good; it needs to be great! In a similar way, relationships can appear to be appealing, but you need to look deeper. Also, don’t take your health for granted. Take a good look at your eating habits as well as sleep and stress reduction. In general, it’s hard as a Sagittarius to be grounded. It might seem boring, but if you set a firm foundation of clear reality, you can build many dreams on that platform!
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) – Mercury and Neptune being retrograde ask you to deepen your spiritual practice. You might find a new form of yoga or meditation that re-inspires you. Examine your mind for “inner mean girl talk” that masquerades as “realistic self-assessment”. Incorporate gentle self-compassion and you’ll still be as successful, but less fatigued and depressed! Also, make sure relationship partners align with your value system.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) – As Mercury and Uranus turn retrograde you might need to increase self-soothing techniques. You’re ruled by Uranus so can be extra jumpy, worried or edgy. Ground your nervous system with deep breathing, especially while laying tummy down. Salt baths are great, too. Once re-centered, your intuitive guidance will be quite clear. You can also heal portions of childhood trauma. You can open your heart in a new way and artistic talents also re-ignite!
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) – Mercury retrograde can bring issues in relationships. It’s important to meditate and make sure you’re seeing things clearly. Relying on potential isn’t good enough. Ask direct questions of your partner. Ask direct questions of yourself! If meeting a new person, of course don’t get swept up in fantasy. Conversely, have clear assessment of yourself as an individual. Don’t be overly harsh. What talents and positive qualities do you minimize or overlook completely?
Aries (March 21 – April 19) — Since Mercury is retrograde, don’t make big moves with money or work. Instead, meditate and reflect on your goals. Enlist a trusted person to help you see things clearly. You can even work with prosperity affirmations. Examine how limiting financial beliefs are interfering with abundance. In a similar way look at eating habits. You can have far-reaching healing results from releasing inflammatory foods, caffeine or sugar. Pay attention to dreams that will be quite rich this month!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20) – Uranus moves retrograde in your sign, wanting you to look at identity or co-dependent issues. Resolve to be yourself, regardless of the moods or (dis)approval of others! You’re not stubborn when being true to yourself, your values and your heart! Let your stance create repercussions in relationships. The changes will improve things greatly, so the discomfort will be worth it! Re-connect with your creative side to stay grounded. Exercise will help too!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20) – You’re about to have many breakthroughs in terms of personal growth and the healing of childhood/family issues. Be kind to yourself during meditation time. Your mind can be extra restless. Take this as a sign that long-stored tensions are releasing from your body. Don’t be discouraged about problems at work. Since Mercury is retrograde, misinformation clears up by mid-September, so hang in there!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22) – Many signs are dealing with internal “mean talk”, including you! You can grow as a person with gentle observations that motivate and empower, rather than cruel assessments that shame and deplete. Also, find a spiritual practice that you’re eager to do each day. If classic sitting meditation is a daily dread, try walking in nature, practicing Tai Chi, or even singing or dancing! Get in touch with old friends and make time to get together.
Aluna Michaels is a second-generation astrologer and soul evolutionist practitioner. She also holds a Masters in Spiritual Counseling and has been teaching and consulting for more than three decades. Her book “Spiritual Gifts of the 12 Astrological Signs” is now on Amazon in Kindle version and as an E-book on her website. Aluna is available for appointments in her home, by phone or Zoom. Call (248) 583-1663 or visit www.alunamichaels.com