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Written By: Lisa Stardust


WITCH TIPS

This week starts off with a harmonious aspect between action planet Mars, who is crawling through the sign of sensitive Cancer, and rebellious Uranus, which is bringing us unique Bullish insights in the sign of Taurus, on May 22nd. When these two planets rub celestial elbows, they shake things up—which is not necessarily bad. We will all be driven to step away from the “norm” and accept different perspectives and methods of thinking. The same day, dreamy Neptune crashes its waves against the Nodes of Destiny, adding indecision and confusion to our new unconventional ideas. May 23rd allows us to reconcile the loftiness of the 22nd, when Mars and healing asteroid Chiron, who heated up in Aries, square off, forcing us to take a hard look at matters before we swim to change. The 26th gives us the strength to embrace and evolve, when the Gemini Sun and the asteroid Chiron motivate us to set forth in pursuit of a radical new beginning. The Last Quarter Moon in tender Pisces on May 26th lends its energy to help us manifest our dreams, as long as we are open and honest with the universe. Letting go of the past will prove to be tough, but essential as we are now motivated to grow and mend ourselves.




Aries 

March 21-April 19


Known to love the thrill of the hunt, this week calls for you to disengage yourself from situations and others who do not serve your highest purpose. If not, you may find yourself caught in a web of confusion, lies, and deceit. Looking at past patterns and releasing unhealthy circumstances will help you evolve into the ram of your dreams—but, only if you choose your battles carefully. Your power and fierceness comes from within, and you do not have to cause emotional upsets within yourself or with others to prove your toughness. You can get the respect you crave by speaking your truth (right or wrong), which will allow your spirit and heart to heal swiftly this week. 




Taurus 

April 20-May 20


You’re so used to others discouraging and putting your beliefs down, that you believe you are wrong—even though you are right. Although it’s cliche to say, you must believe in yourself more. You have to stand firmly in your credence and trust your judgement. Trust the empirical facts. Trust the process of uncovering truths. Don’t allow yourself to be manipulated or gaslighted into beliefs that go against your own grain. Keep the faith in your intuition. Most importantly, don’t let others manipulate your emotions. Call into your higher self by untying yourself from the ties that bind you to toxic situations and people. Once you stop doubting your actions and choices, you will sore to exciting and great new heights. 




Gemini 

May 21-June 20


This week calls for you create serious boundaries with others, as well as using psychic protection to ward off the energetic vampires. While you may feel at the top of your game, your sensibilities and emotions are weakened due to unruly energetic forces latching onto your aura causing you to feel drained. In order to detach yourself from these energetic drainages, it’s important for you to cleanse yourself of such vampires and boost your inner vibration. Take a Himalayan salt bath with Amethyst and Moonstone to cleanse your auric field. Carry Black Tourmaline around everyday to allow the negative vibes to bounce off of you. Also, disengaging and disconnecting from other people’s issues will serve to elevate and liberate your energy. 




Cancer 

June 21-July 22


You’re finally at a point where you feel in control of the direction of your life. While you may be riddled with anxiety planning the next phase of conquering hearts and the world—allow yourself to relish the calmness this week brings to you. This week calls for you to take a momentary step back, reflect, and implement much needed self-care. You have cosmic permission to unwind, get a massage, and spend time relaxing at home (after all, the past few months have been extremely hard and complicated for you, Cancer). Instead of setting intentions and manifesting your goals, let your mind rest. Give yourself a break this week and rest your energy. Try to conserve your power for the weeks ahead. 




Leo 

July 23-August 22


While life is currently at a high, you may feel as though you are carrying around emotional debt you think you owe to others. The lesson to be learned this week, is that you do not owe anyone anything—particularly your time and energy. Friends and family will persist in involving you, which may cause you more heartache than expected. Or, you may feel indebted to helping another who has helped you gain personal and professional success. Focus your energies on transforming your life, not the circumstances of your friends or family. Staying out of the drama will go against all of your natural instincts, but benefit you in the end. Remember, you’re only responsible for your happiness—no one else’s. 




Virgo 

August 23-Sept. 22


Fair-minded by nature, this week you are taking the high road within relationships (yet again), even though it may be hard. The underlying issue is that you feel as though you are being a pushover by maintaining a positive and tender approach to partnerships. The way to work around your feelings is to write down all of the confusion and setbacks you are feeling on a piece of paper. If you feel as though you cannot discuss your sentiments with others, write them out. Release all the emotions you are feeling into the world (on a piece of paper) and then bury it in the dirt to let go of your frustrations. This will allow you to be free from the energetic weight of your unexpressed frustrations. 




Libra

Sept. 23-Oct. 22


It’s been a long journey to salvation and peace these past few months. The result of being pulled in different directions in all areas of your life has begun to take an emotional and physical toll on your body. This week, it’s imperative that you take time away from the daily grind and focus on yourself. Instead of scrolling through social media, download a meditation app to allow yourself to unwind (if only for a minute) to release stresses. Meditating will connect your body and mind, while controlling emotions. Rather than having a meltdown (which is understandable due to the amount of pressure and baggage you’ve been carrying), melt away your troubles by dedicating your energies into strengthening your mind, heart, and spirit. 




Scorpio 

Oct. 23-Nov. 21


The most important thing in the world is your divine connection to your inner magic. This week, you are leaning into embrace not only your mystical desires, but also all sides of your personality. Upon your spiritual journey, you may face off with the shadow side of the self, which will be scary and intense. However, in order to become a true and powerful witch, you must accept and honor the darker and edgier side of your personality. Loving both your weaknesses and vigors equally will elevate your transcendental supremacy and understanding of the self, as you are able to see both sides and all aspects of the world around you—which will boost and grow your magical potential. 




Sagittarius 

Nov. 22-Dec. 21


Being dependent on others isn’t necessarily your jam, but this week you are feeling like you need to connect and be a part of the team. Mending fences, reconciling, and biting your pride (and tongue in order to avoid future arguments) will take a lot of work on your part as you always need to be right—but the reward and relationship is fulfilling. Try to be aware of the flip side of this aspect, which can bring on codependency. Finding a medium in which you are able to set boundaries (both upon yourself and others) and be reliant on others for emotional support is key in order to avoid feeling trapped down the road, which goes against your free spirited nature. 




Capricorn 

Dec. 22-Jan. 19


Lately you’ve felt a sense of invisibility amongst others. You may even feel as though people do not respect or see you clearly (a sentiment which unfortunately is a recent chronic condition for you, Capricorn). Rather than act out, it’s time to invest your energy in yourself. Have faith in yourself. Be bold and daring this week, in order to feel visible. Repeat positive affirmations in the mirror every morning in order to love yourself. In order to heal, you must start mending the relationship with the self, which will allow you to see yourself. The moment you are love your flaws and strengths, you will feel recognized and distinguished. Master the relationship you have with yourself and the rest will follow.




Aquarius 

Jan. 20-Feb. 18


It certainly has been a long time since you’ve taken a break from the stresses of daily life. While this week doesn’t necessary end your anxieties, it gives you a moment to see the world through your own personal lens. Your creative juices are flowing more than ever, giving you the motivation to create art (music, literature, painting etc...) from past upsets. This will serve as a great outlet for you to express yourself through the free-flow of nonverbal (and sometimes verbal) activities that will boost your mental and emotional well being. Not only will you feel better, but you will have mastered the ability to healthily show others your inner self through a wonderful endeavor and boost your confidence. 




Pisces   

Feb. 19-March 20


Ignoring red flags in all areas of life has led you to suffer through situations and relationships that aim to bring you down. This week, you are focusing on healing yourself and moving away from the past. It will be hard unwrapping your emotions and letting yourself feel all of your sentiments, but essential to mend your heart. Understanding that you are not at fault is the most important step in your recovery process. Going forward, you will be rational and not emotional in your decision making. Learn to surround yourself with mindful people, and to trust your intuition. All of this will allow you to believe in yourself and make better choices which will be fruitful and beneficial to your future. 


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Written by Kesaine Walker

Every year, the Sun returns to the exact position and degree it was on the day you were born. In

astrology, this is what’s called your Solar Return ( also known as...your birthday).! The Sun is

the planet of your outer awareness, the part of the self that shines, and your life force and

vitality. Essentially the spotlight is being placed on you and cosmic forces are coming together

to revitalize your energy, and program the next twelve months ahead. This is what makes your

Solar Return a very potent time of year filled with energy that, if used wisely, will help propel you

forward. This is your personal new year and one of the best days to celebrate, set intentions

and make wishes as your new cycle begins.

Because the sun is conjoining with your natal Sun, there’s a ton of life force energy available to

you making your birthday quite a magical and creative time. Your vibrations really increase and

place you in manifesting state. Your thoughts, intentions, and ideas are ten times more

powerful. So what better way to harness this energy than with some solar return magic? Here

are a few rituals to help set the tone and manifest your dreams for the upcoming year.

Observe. It is very important to be mindful and observant on the day preceding your birthday,

the day of, and the day after. Take note of how you’re feeling, your thoughts, and what’s

happening around you as the universe will send messages and signs regarding what’s to come

during your new year. Make sure you write everything including signs and omens so you can

see what themes come up for you.

Make a birthday wishlist to give some direction to the universe. On the day before your

birthday make a list of the things, people, circumstances and situations you’d like to leave

behind. On the day of your birthday make a list of all the things you’d like to manifest in the next

twelve months. Create an altar to place a list of intentions on. Leave it there and revisit the list

on your next birthday to see how things have played out for you.

Create a Solar Return candle. You’ll need a yellow seven-day pull-out candle or a small tea

light candle, seals of choice (the sun, a heart, your astrology sign, etc), carving tools, plastic

gloves, anointing oil, glitter, and lose incense. The yellow candle represents the big Sun energy

and will to help boost confidence, bring in more success, joy, and happiness into your life. WIth

your intention in mind, carve the seals along with your name on the sides of the candle and seal

with a pentagram at the top. Put on your plastic gloves and rub the oil on the candle before

sprinkling a bit of glitter all the candle, focusing mostly on the carved seals. Light the incense,

place it in the glass, and cover to keep the smoke inside. Before burning your candle it’s best to

take a cleansing shower or bath. Do a quick meditation, set your intentions, light the candle and

wait for the magic to unfold.

Include these rituals in your solar return celebration and it will bring all your wishes to you.

Happy Birthday!

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Astrology By: Lisa Stardust



May 18th brings an intense and rare Blue Moon our way (the last Blue Moon of the decade), a luminary that will surely be remembered in the weeks ahead. While many will use the energy to breakdown relationships, we will do the opposite by expanding the sexual horizons of ourselves and others under this scintillating luminary. After all, Scorpio is the sign of sex, death, taxes, and transformation.



Venus, who is the planetary ruler of the Taurus Sun, and Mars, the planetary ruler of the Scorpio Moon, are harmoniously drifting in the cosmos together, causing our sensual energies to be perked. Tender Venus and radical Uranus link up the day of the Blue Moon, adding edge to love making and emotions.

The Moon opposes Mercury, who is conjunct with  the Sun and the malefic fixed star Algol, while softly gracing Pluto retrograde’s intense transformative energy. We may experience misunderstandings and confusion, which will force us to look inwards to evolve our hearts and minds. We are finally breaking down barriers and moving towards growth.



Shakeups within relationships (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing) may result from the aspects between passionate asteroid Eris (who forms a quincunx or inconjunct) with the Moon and magical asteroid Ixion (who forms a quincunx or inconjunct) with the Sun. Vengeful asteroid Sedna also is in play, connecting with the Sun, Mercury, and fixed star Capolt. With our passions at a high, our sexual desires will be heightened. All three of these asteroids give us an opportunity to gain strength from within our inner magic to move past the societal norms that aim to hold us back and invigorate us with progressive thinking.



Use this luminary to indulge in passionate, indulgent, and hedonistic sexual bath time acts alone or with a partner. Sex under the Scorpio Flower Blue Moon will be orgasmic and intense, and even cleansing—as our minds and bodies will be rocked and illuminated.



Under the lusty Blue Moon, it’s essential that we honor our inner magic through our divine earthly exteriors and release our impurities  through a mystical bath aimed to heighten our orgasms. Use the sexual Scorpio energy to manifest greatness while meditating on desires as we indulge in sex magic, which will give us the opportunity to take back our power (the aim of this Blue Moon). Just be mindful of manifestations during orgasm—and your wishes will come to fruition.



*The Full Moon occurs May 18th at 2:11PM PST and 5:11PM EST.




Ingredients:



- 1 Teaspoon of Honey



- A few sprinkles of Cinnamon



- 1 Cup Pink Flower Petals (dried or fresh)



- 1 Teaspoon Rose Water or Rose Oil



- Pink Candles (to set the mood)




Directions:



- Fill the tub with water.



- Add a teaspoon of honey to the water.



- Add a few dashes of cinnamon to the water.



- Add 1 cup of fresh or dried pink flowers.



- Add a teaspoon of rose water.



- Light the candles for soft decor.



- Put on smooth music, close your eyes, and mediate on what you wish to manifest.



- Let your body relax and soak up the spices in the bath.



- Breathe in and out.



- Let your orgasms bring your wishes to you, as you honor the Moon and yourself.


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ART WORK BY TILLY THE ARTIST

Astrology by Lisa Stardust

This week brings many planetary shifts, as well as a rare Blue Moon in Scorpio. We’ve been discussing transforming and evolving for some time—now we are finally ready to change our beliefs and to let go of (or grow) relationships. The past few weeks have allowed us to see situations and people clearly. This week we are ready to move forward. 

We kick off this week with a fruitful and creative aspect between Mercury, who is gliding through earthy Taurus, and Neptune, who is riding the mystical waves of dreamy Pisces on the 15th. May 15th is a great day to discuss future projects and visions, as we are motivated to put our romantic and artistic aspirations into reality. The 15th also brings two planetary switches from tender Venus and action planet Mars. Venus moves into Taurus, letting  pleasure and sensuality rule the way we express our sentiments and spend our money. Mars enters Cancer, making us finicky and uncertain on how to pursue our desires. Mars in Cancer changes its mind every time the Moon changes signs (which is two and a half days). This will make us all feel hot and cold with our emotions and energies. Mercury connects with the Nodes of Destiny on the 16th, before meeting up with Saturn retrograde, which is roaming backwards in Capricorn, in the cosmos. The 16th is a big day for releasing outdated views and bringing in a new philosophical perspective. Hours before the Blue Moon on the 18th, Mercury and Pluto retrograde join forces, adding zest and intrigue to understanding our sentiments. Venus and Uranus link up in Taurus, causing us all to make surprising revelations in matters of love and money. The Scorpio Blue Flower Moon occurs at 2:11PM PST and 5:11PM EST on the 18th, pushing us to purge and cleanse our hearts and minds from toxic situations. May 21st brings the Sun’s and Mercury’s ingress into Gemini, granting us a deeper comprehension of the past week. The Sun in Gemini will add favorable communications within all relationships, along positivity, fun, and excitement.



Aries 

March 21-April 19


This week calls for you to settle up your “debts” with others. You may not necessarily owe others money, but there may be a big payback on emotional debts by freeing yourself from the past. The Blue Moon is asking you to release yourself from the restrictions that you impose on yourself, as well as the wall that has been built around your heart. Breaking down personal barriers may be challenging. However, with determination and perseverance it can be done. Letting go of pain is hard, mostly because there’s comfort in the familiar. Embracing a new mentality and emotional state is the unknown—therefore, feared. Through cord cutting, you can rid yourself of the toxic energies that hold you back. By  the end of the week, you will feel balanced through self-love and empowerment.



Taurus 

April 20-May 20


With your confidence at a high, You’re in the mood to assess your innermost relationships this week. While you often give your all to others, the sentiments may not be reciprocated. The Blue Moon shines its bright light on the relationship sector of your chart, giving you clarity on friendships and partnerships. You may even do a deep cleaning of your peers, as you are coming to terms with the fact that your confidants aren’t as they seem. Letting go of such people will be easy this week, as the Moon is steering you to find inner peace and harmony through purging yourself of others who do not have your best interests at heart. Through this cosmic action, you will be able to focus your energies only on those who are true blue. 



Gemini 

May 21-June 20


You’ve been giving your all to others and now it’s time to switch gears by putting the focus on yourself. While you may simply slip away into hiding for the first half of the week, the Blue Moon forces you to come to terms with your innermost feelings. The caveat, is that you will be asserting hardcore boundaries into all relationships, as you are the victim of psychic vampirism. Knowing when and how to navigate through relationships that drain your energies and consume your time will be a challenge—because you aren’t necessarily ready to let go of them yet. The later half of the week allows you to be more open with your sentiments by expressing your feelings to all parties who have recently taken advantage of your kindness and generosity. 



Cancer 

June 21-July 22


Get ready to put the pedal to the metal, Cancer. This week starts with a bang and unfortunately is non-stop movement until after the weekend. Recently, you’ve been trying to make good on friendships and partnerships. However, there’s been resistance from the other individuals. Rather than putting all your energy into forcing a reconciliation, use that gusto on mending your own heart. Mindful meditation, if only for five minutes a day, will help you find your footing and act as a grounding force. Accepting yourself will lead you towards spiritual fulfillment and make you feel more confident. Instead of giving your power to others—take it back! Remember it’s important to have an open mind, open heart, and open will in order to grow. Forgive and heal yourself this week in order to evolve. 



Leo 

July 23-August 22


Drama within friendships has motivated you to take a step back and analyze your part in such situations. You may be in denial or embarrassed that you got caught (or a friend may have gotten caught) in a lie. Now, the situation is forcing you to keep your guard up and take a passive approach to confronting others. The Blue Moon allows you to see the wrongdoings (both of your actions and others) and offers you a moment of redemption. The issue is you may not want to make amends with those who have caused you pain, or others may not want to jump back into the friendship right away. Taking time alone to reflect in nature will help you gain clarity and perspective—even forcing you to let go of unhealthy relationships. 



Virgo 

August 23-September 22


You’re feeling awfully claustrophobic right now, Virgo. Much of this is due to the fact that you are feeling as if the walls are caving in within your personal life, ALL interpersonal relationships, and work. The only escape you have is to run away from these issues, as time away will allow you to have refuge from matters that cause you anxiety. Taking a break from the daily grind (if only for a day) will be beneficial for your spirit. This includes turning your phone off for a few hours a day, logging off social media, and turning your energies inward. Catch your breath this week by turning your mind off. Disconnecting under the Blue Moon will be beneficial, as it will allow you to connect deeper with yourself and quiet your overextended calendar. 



Libra 

Sept. 23-Oct. 22


Just when you thought your recent efforts ensured smooth sailing at the office, you’re seeing that you still have to fight for a raise and promotion. Working yourself hard to the bone for the past months has elevated your professional status. But, your title as “employee of the year” may be usurped by a colleague. You may feel as though your professional visions are crashing down this week, which isn’t true. There’s just one more bump in the road, which will be mended during the Blue Moon. While you may be motivated to give up, or choose undermined tricks to gain authority, you will see that it’s not necessary. Taking the high road and being an honest team player will pay off big—as long as you hang in there and don’t have a defeatist attitude.  



Scorpio 

Oct. 23-Nov. 21


Your intuition is heightened this week, allowing you to take action around situations that do not feel or seem right. While the Blue Moon shines its heavenly bright light upon you, you’re innermost sentiments are forcing you to take a deeper look at the world around you. The opposite may be true, as well. You may even find that those you have always trusted are genuine and act in purity of intentions. The most important thing for you to focus on this week is the voice within. Don’t allow others to twist and manipulate your feelings. The only issue is that while you rely on your gut, you may blend your intuition with fear. Make a list to decipher if your intuitive inklings are anxiety based or real. Then you can take steps to move forward. 



Sagittarius 

Nov. 22-Dec. 21


Before you sling your arrows at others this week, take a moment to contemplate on your anger. Understanding your emotions will help you mobilize your sentiments and allow you to use your words with care. Unexpressed hostility and anger can bottle up within, causing explosive emotions to take control of the mind. When pressed by others this week, give yourself a moment to calm your frustrations before responding. Knowing when to take a step back is key and will allow you the chance to express yourself with delicacy and precision. After all, your “live and let live” mentality will give way to a resolution of sorts, as long as you don’t come in too hot with your words and frustrations. Think before you speak and calm down before you confront others this week.



Capricorn 

Dec. 22-Jan. 19


Life hasn’t been “easy” recently because insecurities and fears have been holding you back. Under the glow of the Blue Moon, you are able to see the light at the end of the tunnel and break down all the obstacles that stand in your way. Gaining deeper insight of yourself and reconnecting with your earliest dreams will prove beneficial, as you will be able to relight the spark within. While relationships with peers may be a little rough this week, the only way to boost your confidence is to focus on childhood wishes and heal past traumas. This will allow you to navigate and endure any issues that come your way and remain calm under pressure. Slowly, but surely, you are healing your heart and soul—just give it patience and time. 



Aquarius 

Jan. 20-Feb. 18


Imposter syndrome may be holding you back from pursuing your goals. You may feel as though others are criticizing your highs and lows. The reality is that no one is making assessments of you. The only person judging you is YOU. Don’t doubt your talents! Learn to accept your wonderful attributes and intelligence by citing daily affirmations. This will not only boost your confidence and let you acknowledge your talents. Journaling your feelings of inadequacy will also help alleviate such sentiments. Even when you doubt your abilities, remember that you are good and smart enough to succeed at any task you put your mind to. You deserve to relish in the victory of your accomplishments. Don’t let fear stand in the way of your success. You’ve worked hard for your achievements. Now, use that strength of will to change your mindset. 



Pisces 

Feb. 19-March 20


Trying to find your place in this world requires a good amount of energy and focus—most of which you don’t have to give at this moment. While you may be drawn to seek out professional opportunities and express your sentiments with others, this week calls for you to reserve your energies on yourself and find peace within. Ruling the world may be a fantasy, but caring for yourself is a reality. Nurturing your feelings and heart will be at the forefront of your mind this week, even calling for higher minded pursuits. Your life long philosophy is evolving, making you come to terms with the realization that you must love and care for yourself more. Take the love you give others back and use the energy to evolve into the mystical sea creature of your dreams. 


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“The moon is a loyal companion.
It never leaves. It’s always there, watching, steadfast, knowing us in our light and dark moments, changing forever just as we do. Every day it’s a different version of itself. Sometimes weak and wan, sometimes strong and full of light. The moon understands what it means to be human.
Uncertain. Alone. Cratered by imperfections.” 
― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me


Astrology by Lisa Stardust


In astrology, the Moon represents our maternal instincts and in some cases the relationship with our mothers. The Moon shows us our deepest sentiments by shedding insight in the innate parts of ourselves we cannot express with words. The Moon allows us to see how we nurture ourselves and others, our intuition, our taste buds (the Moon represents comfort food), and also allows us to access our memories. Through understanding the astrological sign the Moon was transiting at birth, we can gain clarity in our emotional nature and navigate our instincts. 



Aries 


The Aries Moon is passionate and consumed with fiery desires. Sparks definitely fly for the Aries Moon native, as their emotions are ruled by action planet Mars, making them prone to emotional outbursts and a spicy zest for life. 




Taurus 

The Moon is exalted in Taurus. (Meaning, it loves to be in this sign.) The Taurus Moon shows a scintillating and scrumptious love of life through Venusian activities. Simply put, it’s the “way, drink, and be merry Moon.” 




Gemini 

One’s emotional intellect is superior, when the Moon is in the sign of Gemini. This makes Gemini Moon people able reason themselves out of or into any sentiment by openly discussing their emotions and feelings with others. 




Cancer 

The Moon is the natural ruler of Cancer, which makes this an amazing  placement. Feelings may change every 2.5 days (with different Moon signs). However, the Cancer Moon is intuitive, sensitive, and sentimental. Also, it believes the way to the heart is through comforts (like food). 




Leo 

The Moon in Leo can frequently bring emotional dramas out, but, mostly uses our expressions of love and feelings to state how they feel. While this sign is no shrinking violet and can argue about their emotions, they are generous and have big hearts. 




Virgo 

Virgo Moon natives tend to have a practical and orderly understanding of their emotions—even using rationality to express their inner sentiments. They tend to be extra guarded and look before they leap into any situation to protect their hearts. 


Libra 

Fair and balanced, the Libra Moon is logical and just. Libra is the only sign of the zodiac that is not an actual “living” thing. This allows Libra Moons to have an outside/sideline perspective on matters, which allows them to make fair emotional decisions and commitments. 




Scorpio 

The Moon is in its fall in Scorpio (meaning, it’s in the opposite sign of its favorite placement in Taurus). The Moon in Scorpio is lusty and mysterious—and always in the mood to evolve and transform to become a better individual. 




Sagittarius 

Sagittarius Moons like to take emotional risks—betting on their hearts and seeing the best in others. Their live and let live mentality allows them to forgive, but not necessarily forget, as Sag Moons don’t make the same mistakes twice. 



Capricorn 

The Moon is in its detriment in Capricorn, as its in the opposite sign of its rulership. The Moon in Capricorn indicates a strong desire to work through issues. Loyal and patient by nature, the lunar sea-goat will give their all to those they love. 




Aquarius 

Aquarius Moon natives aim to help others, using their humanitarian energy to fill up hearts with love and support. Always thinking of the future, Aquarius Moons need to live in the moment in order to understand and feel their feelings. 




Pisces 

The Pisces Moon is loving, tender, and psychic. Pisces Moon natives tend to absorb the energy of others too much, which allows their hearts and minds to be extra empathetic and compassionate. This can allow for people to take them for granted.


The Lunar Cycle dictates the phases of the  Moon.  Through the Lunar Cycle, we can expect clarity in how we use our energy to navigate our inner magic and access our truest feelings with a clear understanding of ourselves—both inside and out. 



New Moon 


The New Moon occurs when the Sun and Moon align in the sky, blocking the Moon’s light upon earth. A time for fresh beginnings, this luminary is a great time to reset and cleanse the body, heart, and spirit. The focus here is on the self. 




Waxing Crescent Moon


This is the best time to focus on the self and do magic on inner desires. The focus here is only to elevate one’s mind and heart in order to achieve greatness and success. The Waxing Crescent Moon is a great time to inspire the self and create.




First Quarter Moon 


This occurs when the Sun has an opening square to the Moon. The First Quarter Moon is a great time to meditate on desires. Knowing and understanding the inner cravings of the mind and heart can help bring such passions to us. 




Waxing Gibbous Moon 


This is a great energy to bring things toward us such as love and money. There’s a deep connection between the material world and the Waxing Gibbous Moon because it brings things we are lacking to us (often this manifests in money, objects, and relationships). 




Full Moon 

When a Full Moon occurs, the sky is lit up due to the Sun - Moon opposition. Full Moons are a time of truth and knowledge, as we can see through the darkness. This is often a time of releasing the old and bringing in the new.




Waning Gibbous Moon

This luminary is a great time to do magic pertaining to “baneful” subjects (that which you wish to get rid of or send away). The Waning Gibbous Moon is a great time for cord cutting and any magic that can help eliminate debt, illness, or bad habits.  




Last or Third Quarter Moon

This occurs when the Sun has a closing square to the Moon. Temptations run high during the Last Quarter Moon, thus, requiring spells to expel impulses. Transitionary magic that aids with adjusting to new situations and energy is key under this luminary.


Waning Crescent Moon 

This is a time to correct mistakes and mend fences. It’s a great time for reversal spells and to make amends with others. Under the Waning Crescent Moon, we can let go of that which does not serve our highest and truest values, as well as heal the past. 


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Astrology by Lisa Stardust

WITCH TIPS

We start off this week with a lovely connection between the Taurus Sun and delicate Neptune, who is tenderly surfing the mystical Piscean waves on May 8th. Our hearts will blossom on the 8th, which will bring us closer to our inner visions. Mercury and Uranus align on the 8th in Taurus, opening our minds to new and inventive ways of thinking. May 9th brings two cosmic connections to Venus, who is currently blazing through passionate Aries. First, Venus will connect with Jupiter, who is gliding backwards in Sagittarius. Venus and Jupiter retrograde tenderly kiss in the sky, creating a Grand Fire Trine with the First Quarter Moon in Leo (a Grand Trine is when three planets in the same element share a harmonious cosmic interlude). The Grand Fire Trine from these three benefic planets will bring joy and artistic visions our way, making it high time to manifest future goals with sex magic. Later in the day, on May 9th, sensual Venus and transformative Pluto, who is moonwalking in earthy Capricorn, square off. When these two planets clash on May 9th, sparks will fly. Our innermost desires will be set off, as we embark on a new journey towards self discovery around love, money, and self-awareness. Our senses will be awakened, as well as our lust for power pleasure, and pain. Pluto retrograde battles against those who do not surrender to change. Only resist situations, mentalities, and people you have outgrown. The galactic incentive on the 9th is to move towards transformation and to remove ourselves from the constraints that hold us back. May 10th brings karmic decisions to play, when the Sun and the Nodes of Destiny make fated choices around our evolutionary journey. The Sun and Saturn retrograde, which is backpedaling in Capricorn, softly link up and implement resourcefulness and practicality to our visions on the 11th. May 13th brings the Sun and  Pluto retrograde together to add decisiveness and progress the dream into reality. We end the week with a sweet celestial hug between Venus and Mars, who is chatting up a storm in Gemini on May 14.

 

This week calls for energetic healing. Working with the element of fire and cleansing our energetic fields and spaces during the First Quarter Moon in Leo, particularly the Blue Sage and Sweet Peas blend , will help purge the negativity from our auric field, while centering ourselves to be at peace with the universe. Also carrying Labradorite with us at all times

will help aid and protect us during our personal metamorphosis (serving to protect us during our spiritual awakening). Only then can we enjoy and marvel at our growth within.



Aries 

March 21-April 19

 

You’re now motivated to find new ways to sustain your wealth—even contemplating expanding your personal views. The humdrum life never suited your sentiments, and this week both your personal and monetary portfolio is transforming in major ways. There may be some bumps along the way, which are common for the risk takers and innovators such as yourself. While your views on the material world are shifting, you are also growing your confidence and your ability to achieve success . Your cup may overflow with ideas and impending partnerships related to your finances, but it’s essential to only commit to endeavors that peak your interests—even if they are off the beaten path. Just remember to to find balance between work and play in order to stay grounded.

 

 

Taurus 

April 20-May 20

 

This week is high time for you to shed your skin and move towards personal evolution. You’ve recently  been toying with the notion of growth, but you haven’t been ready to fully let go (which is understandable because change is hard), but now you are finally ready to throw caution to the wind and transform. Whether you gamble on love or yourself, the only thing which is certain is that you will start to embrace and create the life you always wanted. Stepping out of your  “norm” will bring up anxieties and past traumas—prepare yourself to be emotionally challenged. As long as you are prepared to do the work in squashing the demons and fears in your past, you will breeze through this week with flying colors. 

 

 

Gemini

May 21-June 20

 

Inquisitive by nature, your mind will certainly be overworked this week due to your desire for answers. You may find yourself searching for meaning in situations and relationships that have lost their luster. Instead of using your Mercurial mindset to fester and obsess, try using magic to get the answers you crave. Taking a trip to the astral plane during the First Quarter Moon will reveal the truths you are looking for (when you go to the astral plane remember to make a circle of protection with your finger to ensure your safety). Also, meditating and reflecting with friends will be beneficial, as their feedback and support will help you navigate through your issues, as well as offering insights and advice that will help you. 

 

 

Cancer 

June 21-July 22

 

A sensitive being by nature, you often give your time to others freely (at the cost of your sanity). These days, you’re not the shrinking violet you used to be. In fact, you are learning that being selfish and putting your needs first is a priority. You will be emotionally torn this week, as you are at a crossroads within many of your personal relationships. Deciding who you should lend your empathetic ear to may be hard because of your nurturing spirit. It’s important to set boundaries with others (even yourself). Knowing when to let go and take a step back isn’t something you normally do, but you are learning that it’s adequate to be selfish and care from the distance, especially if the relationship isn’t functioning properly. 

 

 

Leo 

July 23-August 22

 

“A wish is a dream your heart makes,” Leo. This week, you are manifesting your passions and professional desires. The First Quarter Moon is giving you the push you need to bravely and courageously implement your dreams into reality. Challenges may arise from fear, but as long as you stay on the righteous path you will be able to move past these setbacks. Embrace the elements of earth and fire, by writing a letter of intention then burning it in a bowl and planting the ashes in soil under the First Quarter Moon. This will allow you to conjure and bring forth such goals into your life. As long as you manifest your dreams using your innermost heartfelt aspirations, the universe will make your wishes come true. 

 

 

Virgo 

August 23-Sept. 22

 

You’re currently in flux within all interpersonal relationships, as you are undecided about where things are headed. In the recent past, you have let situations and partnerships stay put, due to your optimism and hope. This week, you are changing your views—even questioning whether or not you want to continue the never ending merry-go-round with your heart. As your emotions start to unfold, you will see that right now you crave independence within partnerships. Instead of choosing someone else—you opt to choose yourself. While you may feel extra emotional under the First Quarter Moon, allow yourself a momentary reprieve away from the work and others. Use this luminary to set yourself free. Put all the energy you’ve spent focusing on others onto yourself for maximum splendorous results. 

 

 

Libra 

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

 

This week starts off with a big bang in the personal and relationship sector of your chart. While you may be over the drama, the universe is giving you one more issue to sort out. A lover of love and a constant giver of kindness, you tend to put others needs first. Unfortunately, others to take advantage of your generosity and compassion. Over time, you’ve felt neglected, unseen, and unheard. Giving your all to those who don’t deserve it will motivate you to take back your power—which may ruffle their feathers. Cutting out the energetic vampires will free yourself from the endless chaos, raise your self-esteem, and restore balance in your life. Remember, relationships are a two way street. Give your time to those who appreciate you. 

 

 

Scorpio 

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

 

You’re on an endless quest for truth this week. You may feel as though others are gaslighting you, and not owning up to their part in a bad situation (or a recent argument between you both). The curveball you are given, in this cosmically charged week, is that you don’t have to accept what others say as the truth. Learn to lean into your intuition more and quench your thirst for justice and to gain a deeper understanding of the situation at hand. You don’t have to make yourself anxious by looking outwards for answers. Look within. Trust yourself. Trust your judgement. Evoke the bridge  between your subconscious and conscious mind by simply meditating with Obsidian to awaken your third-eye chakra and to free your subconscious under the First Quarter Moon. 

 

 

Sagittarius 

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

 

Often lustful of the finer things in life (eating, drinking, and being merry), this week your values are shifting. You are learning that materialism and earthly delights are not as important as inner happiness—prosperity is not found outward, but inside. Your newfound relationship with the world and yourself will allow you to open yourself up to others in ways you never thought imaginable. Learning that self-worth and love is solely based on the immaterial will rock your spiritual core and shakeup your fundamental beliefs—for the better. If self-evolution is what you are searching for, the First Quarter Moon will allow you to connect to a new philosophical perspective on a soulful level. Expanding your mind will lead towards exponential growth in all areas of your life. 

 

 

Capricorn 

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

 

Always at the top of your game, you’re taking a step back and away from the public glare. Giving yourself time to disconnect from the outside world will allow you to nourish yourself. The heart is like a garden, it needs to be tended to. Taking time for yourself will help you gain your confidence back and strategize your next steps. Giving yourself extra TLC and self-care will take the edge of inner stresses, as well as burn off the negative vibes from others. You can create your own tranquil oasis within, as long as you actually disengage from the noises and frenzy of the outside world. Positive affirmations and a calming bath under the First Quarter Moon will get you moving in the right direction. Let your mind unwind with White Sage and Lavender smudge sticks to relax this week.

 

 

Aquarius 

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

 

You’re currently stuck between two worlds, Aquarius. Your recent spiritual journey has helped you clear up quandaries that have recently percolated within. However, it has also left you confused about how to move forward with others. You may feel as though the past has come to haunt you, as old issues surface and others are dragging their feet in opening themselves up to you again. It may be quite possible that you have handled matters unfairly in the past, and are now stuck between a rock and a hard place. The first step to remedying such matters is to forgive yourself and others. Free and vindicate yourself under the First Quarter Moon by clearing out stagnant energy with Hummingbird Sage . Most importantly, tend to others how you would like to be treated to avoid future conflicts. 

 

 

Pisces 

Feb. 19-March 20

 

A free thinker at heart, this week you are swimming upstream with enthusiasm with your unique mindset. Learning that you do not confirm to any societal expectation is your weekly cosmic lesson, as you are now being pushed to be more assertive and independent in expressing your desires. The world (or in your case the ocean) may seem big and overwhelming with many options and people. However, there’s only one you. And, no one else’s creative mind can surpass yours this week. Believing in yourself will bring maritime bliss, as long as you let go of the phobias associated with success. Using the power of visualization, you can alter your mindset and allow yourself to break down the roadblocks and swim towards victory. 

 

 

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Written by Lisa Stardust

It’s been an emotionally intense Spring. Our minds and hearts may still be feeling fuzzy from the cosmic magical mystery ride of late. But, the Taurus New Moon, which occurs May 4th, offers good vibes and happiness. This fertile luminary will only aspect lovely Neptune in the sky, allowing us to connect to the next vision.  Neptune is the planet of illusions. However, it also represents creativity, inspiration, rapturous emotions, and unconditional love. We can avoid the deceptive notions of Neptune, as long as we keep our heads above water and don’t dive in the deep end of the ocean. Combined with earthy Taurus, watery Neptune will help us bring our next big dream to life (most importantly, the vision we love and hold dear to our hearts). Also, the ability to love without restrictions.

Fixed star, Almach, connects with the Taurus Sun and Moon, adding sensuality and brilliance to all Venusian endeavors (Venus is the planetary ruler of Taurus). The Sabian symbol of this beautiful luminary is “muffled against the cold, we brave the storm,” which speaks to Venus’s current cosmic position in Aries. Learning to take a step back from working our hearts and minds overtime will be the core focus of the Taurus New Moon. Connecting and blossoming our innermost desires will  

elevate our lives to align with the stars. Embracing and healing the past—and learning to love our imperfections will bring us back home to ourselves. The greatest relationship is the one we have with ourselves. Honoring ourselves on the inside and out is essential for our well-being.



The only caveat to the New Moon, is that change is hard. Letting go of fear and being emotionally free  will be the only hard sentiment of the New Moon. (There’s comfort in inertia.) Once we let go of the past, by living in the now, we can cut the cord on toxic energies that hold us back.


Under this luminary, try to connect with the dream within. Honoring the parts of ourselves will elevate our bodies, minds, and spirits—all things Venus and Neptune aim to do. Revamping or creating a Venus altar will be beneficial, as well as paying tribute to sensual Venus. Placing the altar bedside, will serve to boost our confidence—within ourselves and in the boudoir. Bring Venus an offering of flowers, gold, money, champagne, and sweets—all of her favorite delectables.

After, take a soothing bath with a dash of coconut milk, slithers of orange peel, a few drops of honey, rose petals (or oil), rose quartz crystals, and a pinch of Himalayan salt to cleanse ourselves of negativity, will let the positive flow of Venus in our bodies. Activating the other senses with soft music, pink candles, fine wine or hot chocolate, and rose incense will stimulate our Venusian and creative desires. Thank Venus for the harmony, love, and wealth she has brought to our lives under this delicious New Moon.


Springtime flowers and our spirits are now in bloom. Opening our hearts and minds will lead us to the beautiful new dream. The question is, are you ready?



As above, so below…





* The Taurus New Moon occurs May 4th at 3:45PM PST and 6:45PM EST.


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Written by Kesaine Walker

Beltane is the celebration of the halfway point between the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. It falls exactly opposite Samhain (or Halloween) on the Wheel of The Year. During Beltane, we celebrate life, light, joy, passion, and sensuality, all of which are the most powerful and fertile times of the year and extremely energetically portent for the earth, people, and animals. We connect with the blissful promise of Spring, while embracing the future by igniting the life force energy that exists within us all. It’s time to reconnect with your primal and instinctual inner self, by owning your power (which is important for ritual work and manifesting desires).

How can we begin to embrace and harness this energy?

By activating our sacral chakra which is positioned near the lower abdomen, about two inches below the navel. This is where we generate magnetic energy that attracts things to us such as love, sexuality, creativity, and financial stability. When we're preoccupied and caught up in our outer world and fail to nurture our inner self, which causes drainages within to lessen our divine power. As you empower yourself you inspire those around you to do the same which creates a collective shift around the world.


The sacral chakra is where the yin and yang energy align us to our most powerful and highest self. There’s a natural flow of creativity and sensuality that constantly fills this area when both energies are balanced. We need both energies to help us maneuver through life. The goal is to keep this chakra nurtured and fed—to always be in alignment with our wants, desires, and needs. It is here that we connect to our intuitive, receptive, and emotional nature. This is the sacred home of the self. In order to take responsibility for our emotional connections with others, we must be in tune with ourselves. And, by achieving this, we can connect to our natural selves and carnal desires.


There are several ways to build a healthy relationship with our sacral chakra. By using today's fertile energy, we can plant seeds and give birth to a new powerful version of ourselves. The following are 3 ways to activate and reclaim our sacral power:


Cleanse and balance. Take a bath to cleanse your energy and generate feminine power. Use herbs like frankincense for purification, mugwort for protection, and rosemary for healing. Add roses for love, luck, and protection. Stay present while taking the bath, pay attention to how the water feels on your body. Allow your feelings and emotions to come up. Feel the feelings and emotions as they pass by like clouds in the sky. This is a great way to both release anything that you’re holding on to in your womb area, and become emotionally balanced. Take this time to be still and set the intention to connect to your inner voice. Listen for guidance from your higher self. Use carnelian or citrine crystals to balance your sacral chakra. Carnelian is good for connecting within yourself and finding things that you may need to improve, as well as generating sexual energy. Citrine is good for relaxation, releasing self-destructive tendencies, and communication.


Activate. Through movement (dancing, yoga, chi gong)  your sacral chakra is automatically activated. One of the easiest ways to generate energy and power in this area is through movement. This is also a great way to tap into your creative energy and connect to your body. Try creating a playlist with some of your favorite turn up songs, light some candles, throw on an outfit that makes you feel good, stand in front of a mirror and let loose. Move your hips, wind your waist, and let your movements flow through you naturally. There’s no right or wrong way to move your body.


Ignite the  fire within by releasing the old. In order to own our power, we have to embrace the shadow side of our personalities. Once we face and acknowledge these hidden areas that have been suppressed/needs to be worked on and released, we’re able to stop projecting our issues onto others, which gives us emotional/self-control over most situations. This is where our power lies, in self-control and self-mastery. Use this time to write a farewell letter to your past struggles and the old you. Include all your struggles, obstacles, old patterns, beliefs and habits that have dimmed your inner fire to this day. Once finished, write an intention to release and delete all that no longer serves your personal growth. Burn the letter in a bond fire ceremony, cauldron, or pot. Sprinkle the ashes outside, back on the earth mixed with water to grow the new vision.


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Astrology by Lisa Stardust

Happy Beltane! This year’s midpoint between Spring and Summer will be remembered in years to come, as the the sparks will continue going off throughout the day, due to Mercury’s many aspects.

We kick off this week, on May 1st, which is also the holiday of Beltane, with a seemingly harmonious aspect between Mercury, who is transiting impulsive speaking Aries, and Mars, who is in chatty Gemini. Both planets are currently in mutual reception with each other, and in exact orb. Mutual reception occurs when two planets are transiting signs of the other’s rulership. In this case, Mercury is in the sign of Aries and Mars is in the sign of Gemini. Mars rules Aries and Gemini is ruled by Mercury. Both signs are being controlled by the other’s planetary ruler. This is called mutual reception. Although, they do make a lovely connection in the cosmos, what happens on earth is that Mars will push Mercury to say regrettable things and Mercury will make Mars take swift action. Usually, this tends to become an argumentative energy, as both planets are feeding off of the other’s energy. However, the flip side is that we may be motivated to make plans for the future and pushed to complete tasks. The only caveat, is to think before speaking, as we may put our foot in our mouths. Later in the day, Mercury squares off with Saturn, who is retrograde in steady Capricorn on the South Node of Destiny, and the Nodes of Destiny, making us feel somber about the past. We may receive news that will alter our current decisions and change the course of events in our lives. May 2nd brings another tense Mercurial aspect our way. Pluto retrograde back steps it’s way into Mercury, causing inner tensions to flair up. Pluto is moonwalking in the pragmatic sign of Capricorn, pushing Mercury to uncover and discover new facts about ourselves. These are two planets who like each other. Remember, Mercury was the only god that Pluto allowed to enter and exit the Underworld. When these planets collide, we can expect to experience psychological barriers within and with others to be broken. The truth can set us all free and help us to gain a deeper understanding of our subconscious desires. Unfortunately, there are negative side effects, which may include power struggles and false gossip (expect major pot stirring on May 2nd). If we try to evoke the positive traits, such as curiosity and personal development—we will reap the benefits of the transit. Try to stay open minded and rational, even when provoked. The same day, Mercury and Jupiter, who is gliding backwards in retrograde motion in Sagittarius, cross paths. Mercury and Jupiter retrograde will push us to take the higher minded philosophical perspective on the Plutonian energy. Therefore, we can either evolve our desires, or keep arguments with others going throughout the day. The choice is ours. The Taurus New Moon on May 4th synchronizes our bodies and minds with the earth, alchemizing us to the spiritual world. May 5th (Cinco de Mayo) brings an opposition between Mars and Jupiter retrograde, bringing us courage and determination to move forward and carry on with our dreams. Venus, who is in fiery Aries, is busy making decisions around love and money on the 6th, by squaring the Nodes of Destiny. We will be cosmically pushed to think clearly and carefully about ALL the partnerships in our lives (as well as our relationship with money). Mercury enters earthy Taurus later in the day, on May 6th, blending poetry with our words and meaning to our actions. The week ends with Venus and Saturn retrograde making serious noise around investments and relationships. How we spend our time  will be a crucial matter, as well as who and what we give our energy to. Psychic and energetic vampires will be kicked to the curb on the 7th. Try to add extra TLC to the 7th, in order to feel confident and positive. The asteroids Pallas and Vesta clash throughout the week, while adding stress to Venus. Pallas, is currently backpedaling in fair minded Libra, the goddess of  wisdom and strength. Vesta, who is moving full steam ahead in tempestuous Aries, represents the home (or the heart of the home) and family. These asteroids are making us uncouple and disconnect from unhealthy relationships and situations. Others may fight to keep us enslaved to the past, or we may find ourselves chained to toxic affairs. It’s up to us to shut the door on that which is causing us pain and frustration. Lilith is another asteroid making waves this week, by entering the sign of mystical Pisces on May 3rd, which will add vigor and enlightenment to our magical practices. Lilith was the first wife of Adam in the Garden of Eden. She was cast away because she was more powerful than Adam. In mythology and astrology, she is the voice within us that has silenced and yearns to break free. Through willful independent acts, Lilith brings out our truest desires. Lilith will link up with Mercury on the 6th, allowing us to assert ourselves and create new enticing spells.


Aries 

March 21-April 19


Your words are powerful, and certainly not meaningless this week. While you may go back and forth deciding the best way to express yourself, the New Moon offers you the chance to assert your views without drama. Owning and standing in your truth will prove challenging throughout the week, as you are pushed to make many karmic choices around professional goals. Deciding which venture is worth your energy is dependent on how valued you feel. Don’t be afraid to ask for more than your regular rate—you may be surprised by what you are offered. The same advice proves fruitful in personal relationships. Asking for more will yield high rewards, as long as you communicate honestly and effectively about your needs, leaving the subject open for negotiation. Listen to others and they will meet you half way.



Taurus 

April 20-May 20


After a mini hibernation, you are coming back in the limelight stronger and wiser than ever. The New Moon pushes you to get back into the swing of things. However, there still is a fine line you must cross this week between working and nurturing yourself. Finding a balance between what you give to others and what you take for yourself will be challenging in the beginning of the week.  Obligations consume your schedule, yet you want to enjoy the merriments of life away from the office enjoying the springtime air. Divide your time 3 ways—split between “you” time, work time, and time with others. This will allow you to find the equilibrium you need and rest before your anxieties take control. A hot calming bath with CBD oil, rose petals, and Himalayan salt will elevate you toward tranquility. 



Gemini 

May 21-June 20
No other zodiac sign knows better than you that words can hurt. While you may be tempted to get one last definitive statement out there to others who have offended you this week, you may want to take a step back and think your feelings through before cutting others down to size. What may feel good in the moment, will wind up eventually hurting you down the road. Before asserting your opinions and hurts on others, write down your feelings on a piece of paper, or send an email to yourself expressing your sentiments. This will help you understand your emotions better and allow you to release the built up frustrations and anxieties from within. If you still desire one-on-one communication, it’s advisable to call upon a mutual acquaintance to act as the buffer to minimize collateral damage.  



Cancer 

June 21-July 22


After weeks of focusing on others, you are finally reclaiming your personal power. The caveat, is that you still may be struggling to loosen your claws away those who do not serve your best interests, as the ups and downs of these relationships have proven to be exhilarating. Unfortunately, this is a false security. While you may enjoy the highs and lows of such partnerships, as they keep you on your toes, it will prove mentally and emotionally exhausting by the weekend. The New Moon asks you to place all that pent up energy on healing yourself, not others. Reevaluating your role in such circumstances and relationships will give you much food for thought, allowing you to rethink your past behavior. While you may be inclined to work out issues with others, put your needs first. Take time for yourself this week, then decide your next move. 



Leo 

July 23-August 22

Life has been a tad monotonous lately. The same old routines are making you lustful for excitement. Whether it’s your fiery thirst for adventure, or your desire for higher minded pursuits—you are in the mood to battle on all fronts (physically, emotionally, and mentally) this week. However, you are also feeling emotionally fierce and protective, which may inspire arguments to occur. Rather than battle with others, challenge yourself to grow within and use your gusto to break down the restraints of your subconscious mind through mindful breathing. Mindful meditation will help you connect on a deeper level with the self (body, heart, and mind), as well as understanding your feelings on a soulful level. Adding this healing technique to your day-to-day activities (even for two minutes a day) will prove beneficial in the long run. 


Virgo 

August 23-Sept. 22


This week you are cosmically called upon to take a leap of faith—within others and yourself. While you may feel as though you are standing by the edge alone, you must believe in the higher good of those you hold dear. Even if people seem uninterested and busy, you can rely on their support. More importantly, learn to listen to the voice inside your head. Trusting your sentiments may be challenging, as past events have made you weary of your intuition. Don’t ignore your inner-voice. More often than not, it can be a savior from mistakes. Also, make sure to connect with like-minded people who can sympathize with your issues within your community. It’s hard to take risks alone. If your friends are busy,  then it’s important for you to meet others (who are going through similar situations) which can be a solid soundboard. 


Libra 

Sept. 23-Oct. 22


Life has been moving at an accelerated pace for you, throwing your scales off-balance. This week calls for you to take steps to reorganize and revise all sectors of your life. Making lists may be beneficial. However, you need to change your strategy in how you implement tasks. Compartmentalizing and prioritizing will allow you to focus on that which is urgent. Blocking out distractions and vampirism will add more vitality to your day. Your time will free up and your vibe will be high, as a result of disconnecting from those who drain your energy. Also, don’t be afraid to say “no.” Creating boundaries, setting limits, and turning down work can feel freeing. The final and missing piece of the puzzle, to maintain your balance, is to allot more time toward self-care. Indulge yourself as a reward for your hard work. 



Scorpio 

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

This week forces you to evoke your strategic mind, in order to win big against those who aim to hold you down. In the past, you have lost your temper and fought hard for others to see your views. This week, you are using your mind to allow others to take notice of your splendor. Manipulative games and hurtful words will seem like a waste of time, as you are realizing that you are spending more time engaging in drama than evolving your situation towards greatness. This may result in you draining your energy on nonsense, rather than the endgame. Take strategic steps and alliances that will ensure success. Most importantly, don’t be afraid. No one can hold you back from achieving your goals. Remember, you are a born fighter—don’t be scared to reclaim your throne.


Sagittarius 

Nov. 22-Dec. 21


As the cosmic doer of the zodiac, you love to manifest new projects and activities. This week, you are inclined to create something tangible, which you can touch and feel in the material world. This may result in a new partnership of artistic or romantic nature (also,, the desire to start implementing grounding exercises into your daily vibe). Awakening your senses will make you feel more alive in the moment. Connecting to earthy delights (whether it be by meditating with your feet firmly planted in the ground or ASMR) will awaken your soul and brighten your spirit—even activating the pleasure center of your chart. The tingling feeling within, will clear out your head and motivate you to feel freer than usual, evoking your passions that have been dormant over the past seasons, in time for your spring awakening. 


Capricorn 


Dec. 22-Jan. 19

Insecurities may flair up this week, pushing you to take a deep hard look at yourself in the mirror. Squashing childhood trauma can be a life long objective, but this week you are letting go of some pain from the past. Looking your fears straight in the eye, will kill any negative thinking and resentments you have with felt within, lessening the burden you have been carrying. You will feel reborn and renewed by week’s end. Change starts within. Becoming the ultimate version of yourself is a lifelong process. You have the power to transform yourself, as long as you commit to doing the work. What you may find along your path of self-discovery, is that you are already the person of your desires and dreams—you just got lost along the way and couldn’t see yourself clearly. 


Aquarius 


Jan. 20-Feb. 18

This week is pushing you to evolve your core beliefs, which may involve you implementing alone time under the New Moon to help revolutionize your life. The veil that once blindfolded your eyes is falling off, giving you the opportunity to see situations and people clearly. Recently, you may have been manipulated into conflicts and unscrupulous activities that have proven to hurt your ego, rather than elevate your spirit. This week, you are dropping the facade and allowing others to see the “real” you. Your feelings may be unfiltered and raw, but they are your sentiments and should always be honored by others. Being honest about personal setbacks and triumphs will move you past the fake tough exterior you’ve created, giving others and yourself the chance to connect with the purest part of your soul. 



Pisces 


Feb. 19-March 20

This week serves as your cosmic wake-up call. You may feel as though you have been in a deep slumber for months, as you start to clearly see who you can and cannot trust. Also, you will come to see who will stand by your side through thick and thin. Your friends may not actually be as true blue as you had once thought, allowing you to consciously disconnect and cut the cord from their energy. Letting go is always hard, but in your case essential for your personal health. Toxic connections will consume your energy, cause exhaustion, and anxiety. While you may decide not to confront others (although you will fantasize endlessly about this all week), make sure to cut the energy you give to the situation—only then can you live in accordance with your highest self. 



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Astrology by Lisa Stardust

“Don’t dream it. Be it.” - The Rocky Horror Picture Show

 

Let’s start off by discussing the two planetary retrogrades this week. Pluto starts it’s backwards walk in the sign of Capricorn on April 24th. Unlike most other planetary retrogrades, Pluto’s moonwalk allows us to have a softer look at what needs to change in our lives. We have until October 2nd to transform and evolve, while letting go of the constraints that hold us back. Inner demons, and phobias will be unleashed—but, we will be able to heal ourselves through understanding our desires and needs. A few days later, on the 29th, Saturn starts moving in retrograde motion in the sign of Capricorn until September 18th. Saturn retrograde is a wonderful time to refine structures, boundaries, and relationships. More often than not, people choose to commit to partnerships and visions during Saturn retrograde. The only issue with these planets moving backwards, is that we will be forced to assess how we deal with authority and those who aim to control us. Both planets are gliding on the South Node of Destiny (Saturn perfects this aspect on the 30th), a few degrees apart from each other. This means that we are squashing past fears and transforming our view on the old, in order to manifest our deepest passions in the present. Growth is hard, as well as letting go of situations and people who do not serve our highest and truest interests. It’s important that we all look within and evolve the parts of our lives that are yearning to break free. We are also working with karma this week. The South Node is bringing big paybacks on karmic debts—both good and bad. Be prepared to see the consequences, or reap the benefits of past decisions.

 

The Last Quarter Moon, which occurs April 26th, in the sign of Aquarius aims to connect the world together. The traditional planetary ruler of the Moon, Saturn, will be teaching us all lessons. While the modern ruler of the Moon, Uranus, is asking us to find our worth in all Taurean endeavors (relationships, monetary alliances, creative projects...etc). Think back to April 22nd, when the Sun and Uranus aligned in the sky. Try to remember the flash of insight that serves as inspiration. Use that foresight as motivation to move forward. The Lyrid Meteor Shower dazzles the cosmos, filling the sky with sparkles until the 26th. Making a wish from your heart under the Last Quarter Moon will prove fruitful in the future, as it may come true.

 

April 27th brings action planet Mars, who is currently weaponizing words in Gemini, and illusive Neptune, who is still riding the dreamy Piscean waves, together. The clash of these planets will make us feel uncertain of what lies ahead. Trusting our intuition will help us overcome inner turmoil. And, if needed we can always add a dash of Abre Camino to our magic, to ensure swift movement toward our goals.

 

 

Aries

March 21-April 19

 

Revise. Reset. Rethink. These are your three essential words for the week. While your competitive urges may be strong, as well as your need for control, it’s necessary to take time and contemplate if your current goals align with your truest passions. Are you fulfilled in your current work situation? Are you happy within relationships? These are all questions that will bubble to the top of your already boiling pot, giving you much to think about throughout the week. Understanding your inner self will cause annoyances and insecurities to surface. However, recognizing your weak spots  will enable you to transform into the person of your dreams. Practice your breathwork and focus only on yourself. Most importantly, ask yourself, “What am I REALLY fighting for?” Then, you will be able to fill your spirit, mind, heart, and soul with your deepest passions.

 

 

Taurus

April 20-May 20

 

Stepping into the limelight under the Last Quarter Moon will cause jealousy amongst your secret admirers. You’ve been hiding under a rock for too long, and now it’s time to show off your newfound self to the world. The only downfall, is you may feel unsupported by others at first. This is mainly due to their envious emotions. However, by the end of the week, you will learn that you do not have to make everybody happy—the only person who you need to focus your energy on is yourself. Being around people who support your professional and personal successes is important. Knowing who your true friends are may rock your world—for the better. Minimizing your circle and releasing those who do not serve your highest purpose will be hard, but essential for your personal development. By week’s end, you will find yourself feeling merrier and lighter than ever, without the dead weight.

 

 

Gemini

May 21-June 20

 

Finding your inner magic may be tricky this week, as you are feeling lost within your practices. Blockages within will make you feel, for lack of a better phrase, stuck in the mud. This will cause you to become self-critical and anxious. Don’t despair! A road opener floor wash, to be performed under the Last Quarter Moon, will help boost your witchy ways and spirit. Removing negative obstacles in your path will allow you to see the light and manifest new visions. After all, your chameleon ways always give you the resilience and perseverance to desire better circumstances for yourself. By the end of the week, you should feel more flexible, able to make moves and decisions. Your luck will change for the better, giving you the ability to move forward with projects, situations, and relationships.

 

 

Cancer

June 21-July 22

 

This week calls for you to focus your energies on yourself. Although it may be challenging, as relationships are consuming your mind, it’s essential for you to take a break from stressing over others (easier said than done). Disconnecting from social media and minimizing your phone (texting) usage will help you connect with yourself once again. The reason behind this madness is to lessen the frustrations of your overstimulated mind (also,, allow you to live in the now). It’s easy to worry and get consumed with the ongoings and emotions of others. The caveat, is that this forces you to give others your light, time, and energy—and not yourself. And, let’s face it, you need some you time. Live this week without your  smartphone and enjoy the springtime air. The Last Quarter Moon gives you face time with friends and lessens tensions, replacing such frustrations with inner peace and serenity.

 

 

Leo

July 23-August 22

 

Your needs are changing, for the better. In the past, you had a crippling desire for power, fame, and acclaim. This week, your priorities are shifting, allowing you to step out of your workaholic tendencies. Understanding that the world won’t end, or result in catastrophic events, if you take time away from work will help you engage with your peers and family on a deeper level. Take time to explore the other facets of your life and interests this week. Finding a balance between work and playtime will not only affectively alleviate anxieties, but also help you appreciate your life more. Although you may feel trapped, like the walls are caving in, with a little change to your daily routine, you can escape the stresses from the mundane lifestyle you’ve created—as well as a new happier lease on life.

 

 

Virgo

August 23-September 22

 

The desire to commit may supersede (who, what, when, why) you are dedicating your heart and time to. It’s important to take a mindful look at all partnerships and relationships this week to see if your emotional needs are being met. While you may think of yourself as “needy” for wanting more, understand you are entitled to make demands. It’s okay to be selfish. You don’t always have to give to others. This will cause your loving cup to become depleted, lowering your esteem and confidence. Communicating with kind words will let your feelings be known. Don’t be afraid to voice your sentiments. After all, you may be surprised at the result. Just make sure your feelings are being nurtured by yourself and others. Always remember, your feelings are valid, important, real, and always justified.

 

 

Libra

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

 

Old wounds will force you to look inwards and implement new techniques to heal the past. The one thing to remember, is that life is ever changing and you can remedy and mend your tender heart, given the chance. While your need for nurturing and support from others (family and friends) may be at a high this week, take a step back and recognize codependent thought processes that are enabling you to seek comfort from others, not yourself. The lesson to be learned from both planetary retrogrades is to love yourself more. The best support is the TLC you give yourself. Committing to a new self-care routine this week  will merge your mind, heart, and body. This will allow you to reengage and reconnect with yourself. Learning to take care of yourself will open you up to growth under the Last Quarter Moon.

 

 

Scorpio

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

 

Your penetrating mind may take a pause this week to reflect on matters. While you often play detective to  uncover universal truths, your mind is at a standstill. For once in your life, your intense thoughts are taking a backseat to the logical side of your mind. While you may feel as though you are treading in water, it’s imperative for you to understand the reason your intuition isn’t raising red flags is simply because everything in your life is in its place right now. You do not have to put pressure on yourself to solve issues in relationships—because there aren’t many. The lack of drama will free up time in your personal life to start new creative projects, which have been placed on the back burner. Under the Last Quarter Moon, reflect under the stars in the confines of your home and relax.

 

 

Sagittarius

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

 

Your need for dominance, security, and power have led you down the path of success. However, you are now contemplating your relationship with the material world, due to the solidifying of a new union (this can come in the form of a friendship, business, or romantic partnership). While making money is at the forefront of your mind, you are having second thoughts about your goals. A novel perspective (from an outside influence) has given you a fresh lease  on life, forcing you to shift your inner priorities. A spiritual awakening is undertow, influencing your insights and visions. Level up and move towards your higher self. Progress to enlightenment through meditation and light yoga to achieve personal advancement. This will guide you towards your next level of inner development. Only then will you be able to feel complete in the world.

 

 

Capricorn

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

 

This week serves as your karmic wake up call. While it may seem more tragic and fatalistic than it actually is in reality, you are reaping both the good and the bad consequences of your past actions. Your karmic debt will come back to you in one large payback. This could mean that you are allowing yourself to heal from past upsets and heartbreak, as you are gifted a deeper understanding of matters from an outside perspective, which means embracing and reconciling the past in order to move forward. You will have to look an old ghost straight in the eyes this week and allow yourself to take your power back. Not letting people have control over your thoughts and actions will prove tricky, but releasing the past will bring you back down-to-earth. Under the Last Quarter Moon, you will stand proud and strong.

 

 Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18

 

Embracing the shadow side of yourself has been a long journey. Understanding the deepest desires of your mind and heart may produce intense feelings, or even force you to run for the hills in avoidance. Learning to love yourself and express your emotions will prove extra hard this week. However, identifying and recognizing your feelings will give you the opportunity to talk openly, honestly, and proportionally with your peers. If a problem exists with a friendship, speak up. Don’t be afraid to hold back your feelings in order to make others happy. People may not always agree with your sentiments and perceptions —but, that shouldn’t stand in your way of speaking your mind. Once you let your guard down and become intimate with others, you will be able to see your shadow self and let go of phobias that hold you back.

 

 Pisces

Feb. 19-March 20

 

Yes, are a sensitive creature. However, you don’t like to be vulnerable around others, as you are scared of not being in control at all times. This week, you are learning that you can be your most authentic self, quirks and all, within your relationships. Breaking free from the constraints and fears of being judged by others will be challenging, because you are learning to let your truest feelings and self be known—unraveling the comic mystery within. Grant yourself the opportunity to let go of control in your life. Ditch expectations and simplify expectations imposed by you and others upon yourself. Don’t worry about what others think and release judgements about yourself. This will allow you to feel more alive than ever before. Be the adventurous and wild sea-dweller you are, live free with no limits. Just be. Only then will you find peace within.

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