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ARIES (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Influenced by the PAGE OF PENTACLES
Music: Shane – Fruit Bats, This Is How We Walk on the Moon – Arthur Russell, All Night Long – Mary Jane Girls
Aries, this month is about showing you how you can change and charge your energy. As long as you show up as a student of life, this transformation is inevitable. Don’t try to be the expert or the most evolved. Actually, don’t try to be anything except a youthful student. This is where power, abundance and divinity land for you—when you are like the curious, spirited youth dancing with life. Kids don’t think 10 steps ahead—they jump in worry-free. They know every step forward is somehow brimming with adventure. You are moving up with every step. And just like how a toddler will seem to just suddenly know or understand something and say it without thinking, your wisdom is in allowing these sentiments to flow out of you. I see you like a fox. The Incas called the fox the “son of the earth.” Foxes guided the Siberian shamans through paths not ordinarily open or visible to humans because of their ability to HEAR through the earth. So, I urge you to embrace the spiritual and subtle energy of the fox with the sweet youth of a young scholar. You’ll be overwhelmed with what you gain. Keep in mind, this foxy, childlike energy has no room for seeking financial gain. Your gain comes when you have lost yourself in the play. Also, watch your digestion this month. Lots of ginger, prunes and movement!
Final Thought: “Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born.” – Albert Einstein
TAURUS (Apr 20 – May 20)
Influenced by the ACE OF CUPS
Music: Tomorrow We’ll See – Sting, Ain’t No Sunshine – Lido Remix – Bill Withers, O Caminho Do Bem – Tim Maia
Taurus, you seem to be emulating a white glow of enlightenment this month. Let that white light do its healing work. And honestly, I don’t think you could block it even if you tried. So, I’ll just remind you to allow and feel it. This is healing that will lead to great transformation. It’s an excellent time to try for a baby, to visualize a creative project coming together, or even to get started on both. Spend some time thinking about last February: Where were you? How were you feeling then? Look at the NEW person you are now compared to who you were then. Give yourself credit for the massive shift that has already happened. There is a level of childhood healing that has occurred and, most likely, is still occurring. Consider this to be a rethreading of sorts. This is a lot of power infusing into you, so think about spending some time in or near water—allow the best feelings through this process. And don’t be surprised at what you’re attracting with this kind of white beauty infiltrating your aura. You are glowing—run with it!
Final Thought: “Let the beauty of what we love be what we do–there are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” – Rumi
GEMINI (May 21- June 20)
Influenced by the SEVEN OF SWORDS
Music: Coco (feat. DaBaby) – 24kGoldn, (Aftermath) – Vancouver Sleep Clinic, when the party’s over – James Blake, Gold – Sam Feldt x Kate Ryan
Sweet Lord, Gemini, everything this month for you is about trusting in the UNKNOWN. Your high council is guiding you one step at a time, and you are more connected to that guidance now more than ever before. I guarantee you will feel and see this in spectacular ways. But there’s a little paradox happening: You will also feel like you somehow know less in the future, while simultaneously knowing everything about the now. There is something so full of desire and intimacy within you just craving for your connection. And you may have not paid that desire much attention before for fear of the destructiveness of sex, money, power. But this month is about allowing that vulnerability to envelop you—the longing of your soul, the most intimate intercourse, the unprotected and shadowy confusing stuff. How can you acknowledge all of that within you? Exploring that in connection with this highest power, will allow you to understand these parts of yourself on a whole other level. This is powerful and dark and EXPANSIVE.
Final Thought: “There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.” – Howard Thurman
CANCER (June 21 – July 22)
Influenced by THE MAGICIAN
Music: Keep on Dancing feat. Marcin Gaye (Club Edit) – Parov Stelar, Healing feat.RY X and Frank Wiedemann – Howling
You are overwhelmed with magic this month, Cancer. And everything is right here. You may feel your dreams are out of reach, but The Magician tells me this is a fortuitous time for action. Consider every opportunity with positivity! Take that risk. Say yes. Don’t overthink it—just know every “Yes” leads you forward—you don’t need to know how or where. You have the support system around to autocorrect you, should there be a wrong turn. You don’t need to figure anything out—just keep going and have patience. And there is a certain burst of creativity around you as well. So allow yourself to write, paint, whatever—just interact with this creativity in how you feel it wants to express itself. Glass is a symbol for you this month as well. How can you use it in your meditation, with your connection? Perhaps it represents glass half full? Or for me, I used to read tarot cards by holding onto glass to help me center emotions, connect to spirit and hold a specific energetic space. How does glass affect you now? And, my sweet water sign, this might also be about you keeping hydrated. Look for the magic in glass. I have a feeling you will know how this affects your magic!
Final Thought: “How people treat you is their karma. How you react is yours.” – Wayne Dyer
LEO (July 23 – Aug 22)
Influenced by the STRENGTH
Music: We Are Truth – East Forest and Ram Dass, Waiting For My Real Life To Begin – Colin Hay
Leo, REST. RETREAT. REPLENISH. For you more than any other sign, I am getting the message to take care of yourself. Your spring is BANANAS big. The anticipation is building. The energy, projects and productivity available to you in spring is like no other. So please use this month to take care of you. Hiking, gardening, yoga—choose your fix. Just make sure to take time for you. (Go listen to East Forest and Ram Dass.) The symbol I am getting for you is the goat. What does that mean to you? In this stillness, how can you look at the contrasting versions of the lusty, adventurous independent goat versus the gentle and graceful grass eater? I will add, this month feels like a good one to give extra attention to your health—notice your eating habits, your workouts, your sleep schedule. How are you making sure to give your body what it needs to thrive in a time when we all are more susceptible? Take the extra time, resources and energy to focus on health now.
Final Thought: “There are only two ways to live your life – one is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” – Albert Einstein
VIRGO (Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Influenced by the ACE OF CUPS
Music: Broken – lovelytheband, Simple & Sweet – Jon Bellion, Beautiful – Rhye, Crepuscolo Sul Mare – Piero Umiliani
What is your soul calling you to do now, Virgo? You are so close—all this hustle and struggle has not been for nothing. You are being aligned in work that taps into your creative spirit. Be open to new offers, new projects, even new children to call out to you! Maybe it’s all 3. What are you being called to? Whatever it is, focus on that. Just let it all show up, and don’t be afraid to work for it. February really feels like a time to see your life change in some big ways if you’re willing. Let life show you—let your soul call to you. I would only add, let yourself be stripped of the things that you thought you had to hold onto or carry with you. Just let it all go. Grounding also feels EXTRA important for you this month. So go outside and stand on the earth when you feel yourself spinning. If you want extra protection, obsidian is great to keep in your office/bedroom/living room. Place small pieces in the corners to help shield off any negative energies or just absorb them.
Final Thought: “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman
LIBRA (Sept 23 – Oct 22)
Influenced by the WHEEL OF FORTUNE
Music: (Love Is) Thicker Than Water – Andy Gibb, Backbone – KALEO, We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Your destiny is arriving on a silver platter this month, Libra. Not only would I say take a piece, I’d say take the whole damn platter. You’ve been planting important seeds and preparing for this moment, so dive right in. (Love is thicker than water!) Life bends for those who are brave enough to take a chance on themselves—you’ve got this. And don’t be afraid to see how in the past you might have self-sabotaged or proven you weren’t ready. When, now, in this moment, you can see your power in choosing to create a bigger life—bigger than you ever thought possible. As you create this bigger life, take some time to thank your family for everything they’ve done to bring you to this moment. For giving you the faith or forgiveness. And acknowledge the family you are creating or continuing to create in your future. Finally for you, Libra, use amethyst this month. Let it show you more of your patterns. Let it absorb the old stuff and show you the new.
Final Thought: “Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.” – Albert Einstein
SCORPIO (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Influenced by the EIGHT OF SWORDS
Music: lie to me – Tate McRae x Ali Gatie, Know Your Worth – Khalid x Disclosure, Mistral – Rodriguez Jr., Harmony Hall – Vampire Weekend
Know your worth and find someone to put you first—you are realizing this, sweet Scorpio, to a whole new degree. This can be overwhelming, shocking, painful and incredibly powerful for the soul. The most important thing you can do through this process is stay out of your mind and keep yourself grounded. I cannot tell you enough that your mind can and will trick you now. Your mind can confuse SO many things. So please, I beg of you, stay out of it and dig DEEP into that heart of yours. You are discovering a self-love that you’ve never known in this lifetime. And to be honest, the next 6 months are about you discovering who that is. I will remind you again: avoid the mind—including and especially resentment and anger. This is NOT to say just avoid altogether. What I mean is to find meaningful, HEARTFELT SOLUTIONS as you grow more into who you are. Oh, and one fun thing for ya—go find out what the cockroach has to teach you now. For one, he prefers the darkness and avoids the light. And two, he also activates old stuff in the darkness of our dreams to help us see how we can move forward in the waking world.
Final Thought: “Let the hard things in life break you. Let them affect you, let them change you, let these hard moments inform you. Let this pain be your teacher. The experiences of your life are trying to tell you something about yourself. Don’t cop out on that. Don’t run away and hide under your covers, lean into it.” – Pema Chodron
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 – Dec 19)
Influenced by THE TOWER
Music: All I Want – Joni Mitchell, California Dreamin’ – Single Version – The Mamas & The Papas, more than love (Sofi Tukker remix) – Trevor Hall
February is all play for you, Sag. Play with the kids. Play with your partner. Play play play. Celebrate the wins in your life, big and small. And be grateful. You may feel some shake ups this month, but it’s all about tricking your mind into opening up to the change that needs to enter your life. You should be feeling better than you’ve felt in a long time. So, just appreciate that feeling of greatness without needing to know what’s next or how it all fits. You are not supposed to make sense of it all yet. That’s the design of life now. Use Selenite to help you connect deeper in your meditations. If you are feeling called to plant some seeds, begin planning—yes, do that. Just know that PLAY is your number one goal for February. This opens you to the most optimal outcome for your co-creation of 2021!
Final Thought: “Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! SHINE” – Buddha
CAPRICORN (Dec 20 – Jan 19)
Influenced by THE MOON
Music: Cityfade – Against All Logic, Every Time I See You, I Go Wild! – J.J. Barnes, Sugar Shack – Jimmy Gilmer, Lost in Space – Emmit Fenn
Cap, let’s get right to the point: What are you clinging onto now? What has a hold because you fear nothing could take its place? You have what it takes to allow these things to crumble off and fall away, and I think you know what I’m talking about. There is no action needed now—just acknowledgement by you. And after that acknowledgement happens, as well as your allowance to daydream, let your mind wander and just allow some space to IMAGINE. I will also add that it feels important that you aren’t afraid to defend your positions. Stand up for yourself–you deserve this. You’ve got this. Don’t be afraid of a little confrontation because it’s going to show you who you really are and what you’re made of! I’ll say it again, YOU’VE GOT THIS. You’ve got Ganesha the Hindu God supporting you now. Go study and see what you find from Ganesha! What I love is that he is said to be a monstrum—a wondrous conjunction of multiple potentialities.
Final Thought: “I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words how wonderful life is now you’re in the world.” – Bernie Taupin
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Influenced by the KING OF CUPS
Music: Keep Your Head Up – Ben Howard, You’re the One – The Vogues, Growing Up – Originally performed by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Ed Sheeran – 2015 Matrix
Aquarius, you are priming your intuitive business leader acumen this month. You negotiate with authority, you have confidence, and you’re attracting the right partners and alliances. You are problem solving like a king/queen. But I will tell you, DON’T TRY TO USE ALL THESE TACTICS IN YOUR EMOTIONAL LIFE. You aren’t the leader, negotiator, authoritarian there. So guess what: Let yourself get cracked open a bit more in the love department. Someone or something is coming to help you open up your heart for more love, and this might feel confusing or complicated. That’s okay. Just let it show you something and don’t try to figure out the meaning. Think about just accepting that it’s working as a heart opener. Listen. Listen. Just listen. But don’t be afraid to ask questions. Anytime you get confused or emotional, just sit back and listen. This month is about listening and patience. Go read or reread The Alchemist if you want more practice with patience and listening.
Final Thought: “You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.” – Oliver Goldsmith
PISCES (Feb 19 – Mar 20)
Influenced by the QUEEN OF PENTACLES
Music: When, When – Civil Twilight, Wake Up – Acoustic – Run River North, Moyoni (feat. Hilight Tribe) – Vini Vici, Jean Marie
Pisces, this month you have two important pieces of homework for your spirit: 1. Really dive into your daily devotional practice. If you don’t have one it’s time to get one. Already have one? Great! Really take it to another level. Meditate, pray, journal, chant. Whatever you can do that gives daily time and attention to your heart temple. 2. Share your love and support with the rest of us. You are such a lover of life and bestower of grace. We all feel it and need your generosity and kindness now. You are literally mothering the world into a new way of being. We need you to hold that space for us, sweet Pisces—you old soul. I get the kangaroo as your spirit animal for February. Go explore her. I love that Aboriginal women mimic the generous mothering style of the kangaroo. The kangaroo also offers energy and nourishment to a creative project for you, allowing it to live in this world and beyond.
Final Thought: “If you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.” – Conan O’Brien