Winter Solstice 2016


 

We must believe that it is the darkest before the dawn of a beautiful new world. We will see it when we believe it.— Saul Aulinsky

The breaking of the darkest night, the shortest day cannot arrive soon enough. Those final days before the Winter Solstice — December 21 — tend to be the most challenging. We’d all love to stay in bed a little longer and nurse our woes a little bit harder. It’s quite tempting  to revel in some midwinter, “are the-holidays over yet” blues before the grand shift back toward the light.

If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, it feels like it’s dark outside by the time you have lunch. When the days are so short and light so scarce, it certainly can have repercussions on a psychological level. How do we keep the candle burning within? We have no choice but to be the light we wish to see in the world, especially when the world seems to be teetering on egomaniacal Alt-Right destruction.

The Solstice is a powerful time to turn inward and prepare for the big shift into a new year. The Sun also changes signs from expansive and visionary Sagittarius to practical and constructive Capricorn. Over the next few weeks, our focus will shift toward what’s useful and lasting. The current Mercury Retrograde so close to Pluto in Capricorn deepens the inner work and reflection. What did the elders have to teach us? You may be missing your grandparents and other wise teachers more than ever. Feels like we are entering a deep journey through the underworld of everything we are unconscious of in our communication, thought processes, and “mindset.” We can learn from our elders (Capricorn/Saturn). My great grandmother used to get so irritated with guests on the Johnny Carson show who would say “you know” and “like” as filler… and I caught this in my own speech habits recently. Of course this might seem like a superficial revamping of communication but there are always deeper layers to language, our choice of words, speech patterns, inflection, voice quality and even pace of speech. I realized this is the perfect opportunity over the next few weeks to really “listen” with new ears to ourselves and others and become conscious of our “voice”.

We have the opportunity to build our inner integrity and foundation now. This is one of the most powerful and spiritual days of the year as it holds all of the energy of the darkest-before-the-dawn moments of our consciousness. As Amma says: Don’t be discouraged by the darkness you see in the world: light your candle and step forward.

We have proverbially hit bottom and there is nowhere to go but up. There is a powerful rebirth taking place, a newly born moment coming out of vast darkness. The light is returning and the days will slowly begin to get longer. There is always something uplifting about knowing that we are on our way back toward spring, not to mention a year that is NOT 2016…. right around the corner. Trying to see in the dark can feel ominous. Surrendering to the unknown and staying deeply present is our best candle now and always.

Magic and Mania:: The Full Moon in Gemini

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Magic and Mania

The Full Moon in Gemini and the Mutable T-Square::

December 13, 2016

Language is the Ocean in which we live-Robert Kelly

The Full Moon in Gemini arrives on the 13th of December just days after the exact conjunction of Sun-Saturn (in the opposite constellation of Sagittarius) and just days before the Mercury Retrograde in Capricorn. No wonder our schedules, deadlines and “to-do” piles are on overload. Add in the endless distractions of social media, post-election chaos and the sea of unknowns AKA: “When is 2016 going to stop being such a bitch!” Deciphering fact from fiction, reality from illusion and the pure from the fake is no mean feat under the current tricky stars.

This particular Full Moon is in a T-square with Chiron in Pisces and the Sun-Saturn in Sagittarius. The missing leg of the T is Virgo so let’s break this lunation down, Virgo style into pieces we can assimilate. The four mutable signs involved in this Full Moon can create a mix of magic, mania, and mindfulness. Look to where Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo and Pisces fall in your own horoscope to see where these energies are getting constellated in your own life and psyche at this time.

Chiron in Pisces:

Chiron in Pisces reminds us of the power of the invisible realms and the poetic basis of the imagination as instruments for healing of the subtle body. The energy behind what you say or what you choose not to say can carry stronger energetic reverberations than any concrete conversation ever could. Never underestimate the power of subtle vibrations and the intentions behind the illusory consensus reality. Healing happens when the imagination has access to the to continuous present. The space of infinite possibility one drops into when surrender happens. Easier said than done. The unconscious version of this is spacing out or getting lost in your Instagram feed for hours. Chiron in Pisces urges us to be mindful of the images you ingest. So much communication is happening on a subliminal level whether we want to acknowledge the transmissions or not. Dreams are one of the purest forms of communication from our own unconscious we have, so take note. Deep healing of some very archaic and collective wounds is possible, if we can tune in which requires selectively tuning out so much of the other background noise.

Moon in Gemini:

The binary, quicksilver, here-we-are-now-entertain-us part of the mind on the move and forever in search of sound bytes, contradictions, new sources of info, random facts and figures, gossip, new vocabulary and other such mental candy. Gemini is mutable air and could converse, think, read and spin thoughts for days. The insatiable curiosity could lead one to many a newsfeed loop that sucks hours out of your day if you let the monkey part of the mind have its way. We can’t watch every cute animal video on Facebook and wonder why our brand isn’t blowing up. Gemini is the power of the mind to choose. Do we use our thoughts or words to create heaven or hell? Is the mind under our control or does it run us into the ground with its whims and projections? Mind over chatter!

Sun and Saturn in Sagittarius:

As mutable fire, when left to its own devices, Sagittarius would eternally roam the ends of the earth searching for truth and excitement without limit. With Saturn on the Archer’s back, the “reining it in” joy kill is inevitable. Streamlining our vision and accepting the limits of time is an ongoing theme while Saturn helps our inner Sagittarius spirit to mature and prioritize our ten thousand passions.  Sagittarius helps us to walk our talk. In truth, the Sagittarius part of our psyche would love to experience everything without limitation. It’s the part of us that wants to do and see it all.

Missing Leg in Virgo:

It’s interesting that the missing leg of this T-square is the Virgo area of our charts. We have just a few more months of the North Node traversing through the early degrees of this sign of simplicity, purification and service. This is an excellent time to check in on our overall organization, purity, health and how much we’re giving back with our work. This is how we can balance the other three areas mentioned above. Virgo is the reminder to value self-care by eating right, working efficiently, helping others, getting enough rest, and keeping our daily lives sweet and simple.

Full Moon in Gemini Ritual Suggestions:

Many of my clients ask for rituals to help them embody the Full Moon healing potential. For this lunation, I recommend a lot of free-form writing/journaling, breath work, mantra work (even if just positive affirmations or repetition of words that empower or uplift), and stretching out of the hands, arms, shoulders and wrists (Gemini-ruled part of the body). Meditation, long walks and movement in general to get out of your head is also favored now. Tulsi is an excellent herb to incorporate into your diet now to ease the mind. There are many excellent Tulsi teas.

FIRST QUARTER MOON IN PISCES HOROSCOPES

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Photo: Water TV’s inside Canoe: Ana Capri, Italy (Capri Palace)

Horoscopes for the Week of December 5th-11th, 2016

 

The collective energy could be weighing a bit heavy and somber at the moment with the Sun applying to Saturn in Sagittarius over the next few days. The exact conjunction is on Saturday the 10th (Emily Dickinson’s birthday–pretty apropos).  Saturn prefers solitude and asceticism.  The Aquarius vibes, also traditionally ruled by Saturn are quite dominant at the moment with both Mars and as of Wednesday, Venus moving into Aquarius. The combination is rather big-picture, long-term and goal driven but with a very dense Pluto shadow creating a T-square to the current Uranus (Aries)-Jupiter (Libra) opposition.    We feel pulled between initiating the new, working on our relationships and tearing down and destroying old Patriarchal structures (Pluto in Capricorn) –and then there’s another part of us that just wants to hide under the covers and eat cookies until 2020 (missing T-square leg in Cancer).

I specialize in Saturn (literally “wrote the book on it”……. “Surviving Saturn’s Saturn”), so if you’re in the midst of your Saturn Return issues (28-30) or having some challenging Saturn transits (read: Sagittarius-Gemini-Pisces-Virgo heavy charts) feel free to contact me for some deep one-on-one work.  Work with Sherene

Aries:

Reality testing is so not your bag this week, Aries. It’s all about the great escape. The First Quarter Moon has you craving more sleep and soul time than usual, so prioritize self-care and long baths. Movies, music and anything from the sublime realm is also excellent now. Your social life takes a sweet turn after Wednesday. Look for kindred souls to collaborate with over the next few weeks. The Moon will light up your very own stars on Thursday and Friday, so mark those dates for your fiery finale. You’re totally in your “go get ‘em” element, Ram!

Taurus:

Friends rule your world this week, Taurus. Your social life proves to be incredibly inspiring, so don’t opt for the solo road. The more the merrier is most definitely your motto of the moment. After Wednesday, a restless and rule-breaking energy takes hold. You’ll be more in the mood to experiment than usual so take advantage of the opportunity to break out of your comfort zones. Career prospects are extra sweet over the next few weeks, so push those end of the year projects. You’ll be craving some time out to catch up on sleep and soul time on Thursday and Friday. The Moon will move into your stars just in time for the weekend. Enjoy a slow and sensual pace.
Gemini:

2016 might be on the verge of completion, but your career star is on the rise this week, Gemini. Work your professional vision under the powerful influence of the First Quarter Moon. You have all of the support and inspiration necessary to turn your imagination into your professional reality before the clock strikes 2017. You’ll have loads of collaborative support from friends, colleagues and peers on Thursday and Friday. The weekend is your cue to slow down and catch up on your beauty sleep. Next week is going to be all systems go-go-go, Gemini style! Slow down and rest up!

Cancer:

Your inner homebody is giving way to your inner jet setter this week, Cancer. Travel fever abounds compliments of the First Quarter Moon inspiring long-distance adventures and a strong desire to break free of your normal routine. This is the perfect week to kick back and reflect on all of the experiences and lessons of the past year. Go ahead and wax philosophical while the mood strikes. Career concerns take precedence starting on Thursday, but by the weekend you’ll be ready to play. Expect a super social close to the week. It may be nearly impossible to hide in your shell, but then again when the company is so good, who needs to?

Leo:

You are in dire need of private time this week, Leo. Even if you feel guilty because so many are trying to get their holiday time in with you, attend to number one. Use the first half of the week to get poetic and dive deep into your own soul needs. You’ll come out of your hiding space by Thursday, when wanderlust beckons. Trying to balance romance, work and adventure is never an easy task, but if anyone can find enough love to go around, it’s you. You’ll be feeling totally on top of the world by the weekend. Expect a rather full social calendar going into next week.

Virgo:

Relationships are your everything this week, Virgo. The only issue is figuring out where dreams end and reality begins. The hidden romantic in you is running the show this week, but your practical side won’t go down without a fight. Why would it be such a crime to give priority to your heart for a minute?. The second half of the week is all about feistiness and moving through massive fears and obstacles. You can plow right through the most stubborn of challenges with sheer determination and a rather matchless courage. When insecurities arise, you’ll be surprised by your ability to rise above and get back to your inner strength. You have both the brains and the courage!

Libra:

Let your imagination take you to amazing and gorgeous places this week, Libra. Once you have the vision of how strikingly beautiful you want things to be, all you need is to commit yourself fully to make it real. You can’t sit on the fence dreaming and wonder why it hasn’t happened yet. Nip those indecisive tendencies in the bud. Relationships will be your end all be all towards the end of the week. Don’t lose yourself in trying to mold yourself to the needs of the other. Asserting your own voice can only strengthen the trust and level of reciprocity. You can’t constantly accommodate without some backlash of feeling like the relationship is out of balance.

Scorpio:

Feel the love buzz this week, Scorpio. This could mean utter romance with another human or simply falling head over heels with life in general. Your creativity is also top of the charts. This is an excellent week for taking all of your projects to the next level as you’ll have loads of inspiration and can use the end of the year deadlines as serious motivation. In fact, work mode will kick in strongest after Thursday. You’re more in play mode at the start of the week, but your productivity will kick in like rapid fire by Thursday. The weekend is back to relationships and more romance.

Sagittarius:

Forget the ensuing holiday hustle, darling. What you need is some serious downtime. It’s rare for your inner fireball to give way to homebody instincts, but it does happen. Take advantage of this rare mode and catch up on everything having to do with your alter ego’s life as domestic goddess. Love and pleasure will be pulling you back out in the game after Thursday anyway. It’s a momentary but miraculous time of catching up on the basics like holiday decorating and laundry. The incredible part is that it provides a strange sense of bliss and spiritual satisfaction.

Capricorn:

You’re a communication machine this week, Capricorn. It will take a miracle to get you off the phone let alone finding ways to tear yourself away from the onslaught of texting and emails. Pace yourself and remember that you truly aren’t required to answer everybody and their cousin immediately. The sudden influx of conversations and correspondence all demand your undivided attention but then there’s the rest of your life. If you start to feel drained, give yourself requisite tech fasts. It will save your sanity and your eyesight. You’ll be craving family and time for lounging at home after Thursday. The weekend brings a sweet dose of love and creativity. Alls lovely that ends lovely.

Aquarius:

It’s time to get clear and grounded in the money department, Aquarius. Use this energy to focus and close the books on 2016. You can also harness some awesome new creative strategies for increasing your cash flow. Communication could take over and present way too many distractions after Thursday, so get your money matters settled early in the week. The weekend is your invitation to kick back and catch up on some long overdue lounging and extended time with your favorite books or flicks. You’ll be so ready to slow down and do a whole lotta nothing. Consider it your reset before the real holiday insanity kicks in full force.

Pisces:

This week is all about new beginnings, Pisces. Use the First Quarter Moon in Pisces now to build new dreams and wrap up old ones. Inspiration is in endless supply, and it’s like the stars are at your service for glamour galore. You won’t be in the mood for reality testing, but parties and socializing? Yes, please! Thursday and Friday are excellent for getting organized around money and financial planning for 2017. You’ll be thinking both creatively and strategically for amazing results. The weekend brings a surge of texts, emails and other people vying for air time with you. Too much time in electronic world leaves you depleted. Just say no and unplug!

 

Weekly Horoscopes for the Week of November 21, 2016

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Weekly Horoscopes November 21-27th, 2016

The Sun shifts into Sagittarius while Mercury and Saturn merge in this mutable fiery zone.   We’re doing our damnedest to break on through to the other side of whatever this is we’ve now found ourselves in. Is there a name for it? If there is, we’ll find one this week. We’ll wax philosophical. We’ll search for truth. We’ll look for the illumination and meaning in the absurdity. Conversations could be fraught with tensions, especially when opinions differ. Agree to disagree.

“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”
― George Carlin

 

Aries:

Get ready to expand your horizon this week, Aries. In fact, you’ll be doing everything in your power to break all the bounds, even if that means literally booking a long-distance adventure before the end of 2016. Your philosophical nature takes hold as well, thanks to the Sun’s shift into fellow fire sign, Sagittarius on Monday. Just watch the tendency to promise more than you can deliver. Others will be holding you to your word on Wednesday. This kicks off a new phase of lighting your fires of truth-seeking and inspiration over the next month. Self-expression rules your world during this week’s Last Quarter Moon highlighting your inner creative spark. Work this fabulous surge of self-confidence, darling!

Taurus:

Change is essential this week, Taurus. Ruts are depressing and stagnation is not good for your health. Once you come to peace with the freedom of letting go of that which is actually rather stagnant and expired in your life, you can fly again. Don’t let fear stand in the way of your bigger vision and dreams. This is the week to expand your horizons and embrace your heart’s bolder desires. This week’s Last Quarter Moon is reminding you to root down into your core confidence and shine like the superstar you were born to be!

Gemini:

This is the week for mastering the art of relationships, Gemini. As much as you adore getting lost in the confines of your own thoughts and can disappear from human relationships for days, this week won’t let you go very far. Your loved ones are basically in your face and demanding commitments. If you feel totally backed into a corner, be clear with your limits and know when and how to spread your wings and fly. Power issues come to the fore with lovers and friends later in the week.

Cancer:

Your focus shifts from love to work and daily duties this week, Cancer. The Sun is illuminating all of your projects, deadlines and wellness routines after Monday. If you’ve been slogging through your rituals without the fire you need to keep the creativity flowing, you’ll love this change in energy. Commitments are essential now to get the job done. Get crystal clear on what you want moving forward as 2017 is just around the corner. You’re in a big goals, big dreams, huge vision kind of vibe this week. You’re also totally craving expansion around the domestic front. A new home or home improvement project? Making more space? Yes, please. Relationship themes are also on the rise and you’re feeling rather do or die with current commitments.

Leo:

This week’s stars are anything but ordinary, Leo. Your fierce fiery mode is taking over and creativity is hitting a fever pitch now. You have loads to say and express and nothing and no one is about to hold you back. Your confidence is unshakeable now and you are more committed than ever to what you love. That level of dedication will take you far. The Last Quarter phase of the moon falls in your stars this week and celebrates all that you are in big, flashing lights. Spread the love and share your courageous heart. You have so much to give and it all comes back to you ten-fold.

Virgo:

Optimism is back after some intense vibes of uncertainty and chaos over the past few weeks. You’re coming out of the depths of the part of your mind that tends to over-think, worry and then worry some more. This new phase is all about travel and consciousness raising. You are ready to embrace the limitless opportunities that life has to offer, without questioning everything so much. Commitments are calling mid-week, so be sure you’re in it completely before signing on the dotted line. Money themes are potent and investments could feel overwhelming yet perfectly life-changing in the best of all possible ways.

Libra:

This week brings you face to face with some powerful truths, Libra. The question is whether you will speak out or keep your newfound clarity to yourself? If you fear you’ll rock the boat with loved ones, you might resist confrontational conversations. Then again, your innate need for justice and setting things right again could have the power to propel you to overcome your fear of discord. In any case, you will get mighty clear on what you will and will not tolerate going forward and this is a very good thing for everyone involved. No passive aggressive maneuvers are necessary or even desirable this week.

Scorpio:

Your creative fires are raging in the best of all possible ways this week, Scorpio. You’re also more grounded, determined and solid than you have felt in months. Use this power and momentum to create a groove that you can sustain and build upon for months to come. When your passion meets practicality anything is possible. Money issues are requiring you to get super headstrong and practical as well. Allow your resourceful tendencies to take over and remove any wasteful decadent habits that no longer serve you.

Sagittarius:

This is the week where you truly have to put your money where your mouth is, Sadge. Yup, it’s imperative to now live up to your own promises and commitments without compromise. The stars are testing you to the nth degree. For starters, you’ll have the Sun moving into your stars on Monday to officially kick off your birthday season. Party responsibly as you’ll feel the pressure of staying on top of mega responsibilities all week long. As your star continues to rise, so does the work level. You can handle it as long as you stay grounded and focused. Freedom comes with a steep price tag at the moment, darling.

Capricorn:

You so deserve a break this week, Capricorn. The need to rest, retreat and replenish is no longer a luxury but a necessity in order to avoid burnout. Don’t allow your usual guilt trip to prevent you from taking a proper pause from your non-stop schedule and workload. Sometimes you have to really check out long enough to see the the world won’t fall apart without you. Of course you are the most valuable asset, but others will cover when push comes to shove. You have to take care of number one now in order to preserve your overall wellness and creativity.

Aquarius:

Your social life is totally on fire this week, Aquarius. You live for mixing and mingling like it’s your job, but this could reach overkill if you don’t pace yourself. If you’ve been spreading yourself too thin, you’ll probably hit a wall by midweek when you’re forced to choose your commitments with more consideration for your long-term pace. You can’t be all things to all people, nor would you want to. That kind of aspiration is not only exhausting but leaves you hating humans and goes against your inherently people-adoring nature. Use this week’s stars to find the balance between self and others.

Pisces:

This is the week when you want to do, see and be it all, Pisces. You’ve got your eye on the sky and limits are not in your vocabulary. This kind of boundless approach to life and love is totally inspiring but could leave you drained and defeated when reality crashes the part midweek. Don’t wait for life to keep you in check. You can still soar without the crash landing. What’s needed is some forethought and just a little more planning (read: backup plan). Dream big but have a safety net for best results under the current stars. Sometimes too much spontaneity can be your downfall, darling.
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Horoscopes for the Week of November 6th, 2016

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Goddess Kali

Weekly Horoscopes for the week of November 6-12,  2016

by Sherene Vismaya

 

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Aries:

Career is your obsession at the start of the week, Aries. That said, too much work and no play, makes Aries a grumpy Ram. But alas, the stars are about to give way to one of your most social phases of the year. On Tuesday, Mars shifts into your friends zone and revs up your party calendar just in time for the holiday season. Finding solo time will be challenging. You’ll also be working your 5-10-20 year plan over the next few weeks. You have more ambition and mojo than you probably know what to do with these days (don’t take it out on the innocent, darling). The Moon will light up your stars in time for the weekend to put you in fierce “fire woman” mode on Friday. You’ll blaze in any setting you choose. Your magnetism is at an all-time high. Put the work down, and work it!

Taurus:

You’re breaking all of those rusty cages this week, Taurus. Ruts be damned! As much as you’re known to resist change, you’ll totally welcome the new under the current transformational stars. You’re also shifting into major career mode this week, Taurus. The mojo planet, Mars is pushing you to work harder and smarter as he powers up your professional zone starting on Tuesday. You’re a stubborn force to be reckoned with. When you have your mind set on something, you’re in it for the long haul and nothing will deter you. You’ll be in a total social mode by mid-week, so be sure to trade work for friend time. By the time the weekend rolls around, you’ll be craving to go solo once again. Catch up on your books and beauty sleep while the Moon is in your stars on Sunday (hint: you’re preparing for the Full Moon in Taurus next Monday!)

Gemini:

Wanderlust abounds this week, Gemini! Mars is getting ready to power up your long-distance adventure zone for the next several weeks. If you don’t have any fabulous getaways planned, this is the week when you’ll start plotting. You’re so torn between relationships and work that losing yourself in future itineraries is an excellent distraction. The Moon will move up to the top of your chart Tuesday-Thursday so use this time to get your professional status on point. Your social world takes precedence on Friday and Saturday. You’ll need Sunday to slow down, rest, eat good food and ground as you prepare for next week’s Full Moon.

Cancer:

Sweeping changes are in the air this week, Cancer. The future is calling and there is nowhere to run and hide (not even your shell). You are feeling the pressure to put your money on the long-term bets now. This requires some serious plotting, planning and strategy on your part. As much as you prefer to dwell in the past, you can feel that now is the time to power forward. Mars will be accelerating your desire to let go and experiment with the new after Tuesday when he surges in your change zone for the next several weeks. The Moon will move into your career zone on Thursday until Saturday, so if there are any projects you want to get on the map, go for it! Sunday is perfect for kicking back with friends and lingering over a dreamy meal.

Leo:

This is the week when relationships take center stage, perhaps to the exclusion of all else. The Moon lights up your partnership zone to set the tone for the week. On Tuesday, Mars surges in your opposite stars and creates an irresistible desire for as much dating, mating and relating as possible. It could quickly become an obsession if you don’t keep yourself busy with other distractions. By Thursday, wanderlust could help keep your mind out of the codependency gutter. You have too much pride to totally lose yourself in your desire for love, but that doesn’t mean it can’t take over too much brain space. Career matters will start to dominate the scene by the week’s end as you prepare for next week’s Full Moon lighting up the top of your chart and thus putting you in the spotlight. Go, Leo!

Virgo:

It’s to refine your daily rituals and routines, Virgo. You adore a well-curated schedule to begin with, but this week you are ready to put everything you’ve got into creating the dream itinerary for your days. Your focus is on serious self care. You tend to work yourself to the bone and neglect to fill up your own well, but all that is on the verge of a dramatic overhaul this week. You’ll have the support of Mars to put discipline where you need it most. Finding the balance between supreme success (which is never an issue) and taking amazing care of yourself is the magic formula.

Libra:

Your love life is about to peak this week, Libra. You’ll feel the fabulous new energy from the get-go as the Moon first lights up your romance zone followed by Mars on Tuesday. You’ll have ample amounts of energy to make your life as exciting as you want it. Let your heart guide you without exception. Work could feel demanding between Tuesday and Thursday, but don’t let that overshadow the sweet love buzz you’ve got going. The weekend just further amps up the relationship vibes, so even if you get slightly distracted, it won’t be for long.

Scorpio:

Your home is most definitely where your heart is this week, Scorpio. Heaven knows you’ve been spreading your energies way too thin over the last few weeks. Burnout was inevitable and now is the time for taking care of number one. Your ruling planet, Mars is getting ready to power up your home zone for the next several weeks, so if there are tasks and chores lying about that need your attention to turn your domicile into your dream sanctuary, this is the week. Romance arrives between Tuesday and Thursday when the Moon moves into your love zone. You’ll be back to work mode by Friday, so get any social butterfly vibes out of your system early in the week.

Sagittarius:

Get ready for communication central this week, Sadge. You could feel helplessly tethered to your gadgets even when your fingers are burning from too much texting. Schedule intermittent breaks to preserve your sanity and your eyesight. This is in fact just the beginning of a phase of overkill-communication that could go on for weeks unless you find a balance. Mars is powering up your talk, text, and thinking zone starting on Tuesday for the next several weeks. This is anything but Zen. Take as many walking or moving meditation breaks as possible. Also be sure to power off at least two hours before bed to help quell your nervous system. Your sleep cycles will thank you.

Capricorn:

The slow down you’ve been secretly dying for finally arrives this week, Capricorn. You might be sad to see the mojo planet, Mars leaving your stars this week (Tuesday to be exact), but he’ll be hustling for you in the money department for the next few weeks. Rather than just feeling internally driven from dusk ’til dawn, you’ll now feel like you can direct your energy towards maximizing your finances. You’ll have the perfect future-forward strategy to make some serious bank. Take care of any important correspondence while the Moon transits your communication zone between Tuesday and Thursday. The weekend is for lying low at home and catching up on all your favorite domestic duties that bring you back to life.

Aquarius:

This week screams your name in electric lights, Aquarius. For starters, the Moon lights up your stars from the get-go. Next, on Tuesday you’ve go the planet of turbo-force and drive (Mars) moving into your constellation to make things happen (and fast). You’ll have this energy surge for the next several weeks. The only caveat is to watch your temper as you’ll be feeling all kinds of fired up and without much patience. As long as you have the feeling that life is moving forward, all is well. You have zero tolerance for nay sayers and stagnation. Nothing is a match for your mega- determined mind.

Pisces:

You’re a wild card and a rule breaker all in one this week, Pisces. Go ahead and wave that freak flag sky high! You’re actually at your creative best when you don’t give a damn what anyone thinks of you.  The stars are all for shaking up the status quo now. Mars will power up your house of imagination starting this Tuesday to ignite something close to creative genius if you’re open, ready and willing—(and of course you are)! The Moon will move into your stars between Tuesday and Thursday to put you in perfect glamorous, Pisces form. Go with the flow and allow the magic to unfold spontaneously.

Horoscopes for October 24th-30th, 2016

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Illustration by Katelan Foisy for Constellation Magazine for our first Scorpio issue.

Horoscopes by Sherene Vismaya

October 24th to to 30th, 2016

Aries:

It’s time to get decadently deep this week, Aries. You have zero patience with shallow conversations or people. You’re only interested in that which is complex, forbidden or shrouded in mystery. Psychology, power, money, esoteric subjects and any other current obsessions can feel all consuming. The early part of the work requires your attention to detail and finishing up projects that you’ve left on the back burner for far too long. The second half is perfect for socializing and one-on-one’s. Work that resourcefulness, darling. When you put your mind to it, nothing and no one will stop you under the current passionate and determined stars.

Taurus:

You are living for relationships this week, Taurus. Your utter devotion could border on obsession, especially if you feel like the other is not as passionate and invested as you are. Don’t hold in your feelings and let the anger build or worst—eat you up inside. Express your emotions to keep things moving. The moment you begin to feel stagnant or bitter, you know you’re stuffing things down. The early part of the week is especially creative and romantic. The second half is perfect for sweetening up your work rituals and getting into more balance and flow on the daily.

Gemini:

Work trumps all this week, Gemini. You could feel so obsessed with your current projects that it may be challenging to remember to attend to the many other fabulous facets of your life. Enjoy the rare inability to be distracted and plow through your deadlines and other lingering half-finished works in progress. The early part of the week has you playing hermit and hiding from the crowds. Not to worry, you’ll be back to your sparkling, social self by the second half of the week. Romance and creativity are in the air especially from Thursday onward.

Cancer:

Enjoy the mellow of the waning Moon this week, Cancer. You’ll finally feel like you have a chance to slow down enough to process the depths and complexity of all the drama over the past few weeks. Writing in your journal or talking to a trusted confidante is especially recommended now. There’s so much on your mind during the first half of the week, that you’ll need plenty of outlets to chat. The second half of the week is ideal for nesting, your favorite escape. Keep your social plans light so you can indulge in your favorite role of domestic goddess straight through the weekend.

Leo:

You’ve got your mind on your money and your money on your mind this week, Leo. In fact, you’re totally preoccupied with the need for both financial and emotional security to the exclusion of much else. Take this as an invitation to pour your endless strength and creativity into creating a more solid version of a support base in your life. Don’t be afraid to ask for the help you need to make this happen. You are not an island, Leo. You’re always there for others, now it’s time to swallow a little pride and ask for what you really want and need without feeling guilty or weak.

Virgo:

Communication rules your world this week, Virgo. Immerse yourself in the art of deep conversation and take care of any unfinished correspondence demanding your attention now. You’ll be able to delve right into the heart of any matter and reach bottom line solutions with minimal effort under the current stars. Others will be clamoring for your brilliant mind, so don’t be surprised if you’re suddenly bombarded with questions and neediness. Luckily, you can solve a problem faster than most people can tie their shoes. Speed and efficiency in speech, word and action are your super powers, Virgo!

Libra:

Money matters demand your absolute attention this week, Libra. If you’ve felt completely out of balance in the financial realm, don’t be afraid to enlist some really good advice (read: expert with pro tips) to help you manage your banking. You’ll be wanting to lie low during the first chunk of the week.. Give yourself plenty of breaks and extra beauty sleep to regain your equilibrium. The Moon will move into your stars for the second half of the week to make for incredible sweetness. Friday is especially fabulous with the joining of lucky Jupiter with the Moon in your stars. Your wish is the command of the cosmos.

Scorpio:

This week is Scorpionic in every way, shape and form! The quicksilver communication planet, Mercury will move into your stars on Monday to make for a decadently deep phase of psychological discovery. You love nothing more than uncovering profound insights into yourself and those you obsess over. Your mind is like a psychic detective and x-ray machine in one this week. Nothing will get past your intense gaze. Thurday’s Mars-Uranus square could incite you to burn a bridge, so think twice before pushing ultimatums. Plus, the Moon will move into your sultry stars on Saturday to make for a passionately perfect weekend of all of your favorite extremes. There’s no such thing as overkill in your world, darling.

Sagittarius:

You need a break this week, Sagittarius. All of the recent socializing hit its fever pitch and now you are in dire need of some solo time to recover and catch your breath. You will be happiest with time to read, reflect and catch as many flicks as possible. Limit your social engagements as much as possible. Remember your party girl instinct is always to say yes before you realize you wanted to say no. Use the “let me get back to you” time-buying phrase to avoid impulsively overcommitting yourself to plans that you’ll later want to back out of.

Capricorn:

You’re a mega-force to be reckoned with this week, Capricorn. You have passion purpose and a will that will keep on licking the competition long after other tire of the game. The Moon will move through the top of your chart and support your career zone during the second half of the week, so make your bigger moves after Wednesday. There’s so much power and drive in everything you do this week. You always tend towards the most challenging goals out there because you love to conquer your own fear. Use your wrecking ball powers to demolish all that’s standing between you and your highest potential.

Aquarius:

The drama is finally beginning to settle after last week’s blow-out extravaganza. The underlying emotional intensity is still around, but very few are acting on it. You will appreciate the new levels of self-control and lessening of drama that make it easier for you to focus on the essentials. For you this week, that would be career, career and more career. Put your money where your passions are for the best results. You can seriously move mountains if your heart and soul are totally backing your current cause. If not, it’s time to rethink your mission statement, Aquarius. Thursday’s Mars-Uranus square could pack quite a surprising punch, so be open for anything but don’t blow anything up.

Pisces:

Wanderlust takes over this week, Pisces. If you’re not able to physically jet, you’re taking some wild adventures in the limitless sphere of your imagination. You get your deepest insights from expanding your horizons. The waning Moon will move into your relationship zone and opposite stars during the first part of the week providing the ideal time for profound communication with your beloved. You can get to the more raw emotional truths now. Others are willing to meet you in the heavier poetic places of your deepest longings now. You won’t feel so alone out there in the oceanic realms of all those feels, Pisces.

Full Moon in Aries Horoscopes for the Week of October 10, 2016

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HOROSCOPES

by Sherene Vismaya

October 10-16th, 2016

Aries:

Take a deep- deep-deeper breath, Ram! This week will rock and shock your world on every level. The Full Moon building up in your stars on Saturday is pulling out all of the stops. Relationships are fierce and full-on and so are you. To call you a firebrand will be quite the understatement. Your typical Aries impulsivity will be amplified and anyone will be hard-pressed to talk you out of major risk taking. Your restlessness is calling all of the shots. If you have someone close you can trust, ask them to keep you in check and away from sharp objects. Short from than that, look both ways and kill it!

Taurus:

You’re a non-stop energy ball this week, Taurus. You’re certainly not renowned for temperamental outbursts, yet this week every button is getting triggered. It takes a lot to push you to lose patience but when you finally hit your breaking point, look out! It’s that kind of week, Taurus. Channel any and all pent up frustration and aggression into something creative and constructive to avoid any destructive calamities. If you feel left out, overlooked or dismissed, all hell could escalate over the weekend. Remember your innate peaceful reserves and don’t hesitate to take as many time-outs as you need.

Gemini:

Your social life is like fireworks this week, Gemini. There’s a raging Full Moon taking place in your zone of goals, friendships and wishes. Your popularity is totally on the rise and you will be in high demand with friends and colleagues alike. Don’t spread yourself too thin, darling. You may find yourself doing some serious back pedaling from spontaneously accepting more party invites than you can possibly keep up with. Watch for some extremely competitive vibes in the air as well. You don’t have to play dirty just to stay in the game. Stay in the win-win consciousness.

Cancer:

So much is reaching the explosion point this week, Cancer—especially around career. This is an excellent week for taking all of your projects to the next level and beyond. You adore taking professional risks, which either lands you in hot water or in the top position. Either way, it’s a thrilling ride and impossible to resist under the current stars. You are never satisfied with playing it safe when it comes to your life’s mission statement and this is your week to blaze, baby! The Full Moon on the 15th is about as fast, fiery and fierce as it gets. Just watch your temper if others start to push you to your max level of patience.

Leo:

Your feisty side is taking over this week, Leo. You have no patience or tolerance for anyone’s nonsense. When you’ve had enough, you are the first to let others know and won’t mince words. You’ll be hyper-focused on relationships during the first part of the week but then watch for a fierce, independent streak to kick in and rule your world through the weekend. You just can’t be bothered to pretend to be anything or anyone less than you are. If others find this too brash for their taste—that’s their problem—their issue. Never let them tame you!

Virgo:

Everything is starting, ending and dying at once. In any case, change is your fiery constant this week, Virgo. Expect nothing to look or feel the same after you survive this crazy week full of drama and in-your-face confrontations. Patience is in super short supply and others are apt to blow a fuse so fast it will make your head spin. If you find yourself on the verge of your own rampage, remember the power of counting to ten. When in doubt, avoid impulsive reactions and refuse to let conflicts escalate to the point of no return.

Libra:

Relationships are like land mines this week, Libra. Don’t take it personally even if it hits all your ouch spots. Even your very best attempts (and let’s face it this is one area where you can deliver the pro-tips) fall flat when everyone else around you is determined to escalate a situation from zero to one hundred. It’s just that kind of week where ego’s get quickly inflamed and tempers surge on a dime. Your diplomatic skills are in high demand as a result but you’re feeling anything but conciliatory yourself under this influence. Use this as a rare opportunity to finally get some healthy anger off your chest. Speak your piece once and for all, darling.

Scorpio:

Daily demands are taking their toll this week, Scorpio. Keeping up with yourself and your schedule takes super hero powers. If you feel like you’re reaching your breaking point and burn out is threatening, just hang in there until the other side of this week’s Full Moon energy. There’s a lot of pressure building up. You cannot be all things to all people. Learn to set your limits. It’s the only way you can possibly stay on top of your own colossal deadlines at the moment. Pace yourself and find ways for classic Scorpio regeneration. It’s what you do best, baby!

Sagittarius:

Romantic fires are on the agenda this week in your love zone, Sadge. Can you feel something combustible about to break in the best and most dynamic way imaginable? You can’t quite predict how this will all go down or get played out but you do know it will take you on a very wild ride. Whatever love story or themes began back in April are now reaching their fever pitch now. Your creativity is also blowing up. That part of you that jumps in head first ready and willing to take any risk is who’s running the show now.

Capricorn:

There’s a potent little blend of frustration, determination and pent up aggression on the verge this week. The more combustible side of your personality is getting triggered to the nth degree as we build up to the Full Moon on Saturday. You’re not alone, everyone and their cousin is on the brink of losing their patience. Civilized behavior is out the window this week. Think primal scream therapy and just going all out with the most raw and honest emotional expression you’ve got. There’s just no time or tolerance for anything less than complete of the moment, uncensored realness now.

Aquarius:

You’re living out loud this week, Aquarius. There is nothing subtle, sweet or demure happening under the current star influence. There’s a feisty and combative Full Moon brewing in your communication zone. Your words could seriously start a war if you’re not careful. Censoring your speech is harder than ever under the current impulsive stars. You’re more likely to scream your head off first and think later. What’s needed is more time between your immediate reactions and how you choose to respond. Make it a rule to give yourself 24 hours minimum before sending back anything with aggression or hostility in the mix.

Pisces:

Get ready to enlist your emotional super powers this week, Pisces. This is not a Full Moon for the faint of heart, and your sensitive nature would rather escape than get caught in the crossfires of conflict. The potential for anger, aggression and competition catches like wild fire despite your best attempts to sleep through the whole mess. You may be the only one with the olive branch extended now. It’s hard to appeal to anyone’s rational side under this influence, so when tempers flare better to just make a quick B-line for the nearest exit and wait for the storm to pass.