The key 2021 astrology dates to add to your calendar by Kerry Ward

Whether you make plans and decisions aligned with the stars, like to know what’s going on just for the tea, or are seeking to blame any shizzle on those pesky retrogrades, here are some key dates for astro-events in 2021 that you *need* to know about.

Mercury Retrogrades

Mercury is the planet of communication and travel, and it influences these areas of life, and rules over Virgo and Gemini to boot. Three or four times a year, Mercury goes retrograde. This has become the stuff of legends, when the world seems to lose its s**t and everyone blames everything on the damn retrograde.

When a planet goes retrograde, it appears to go backwards in the skies. It isn’t real, though, it’s just an optical illusion. In effect, it means Mercury’s positive influence is reversed and therefore communications can easily go awry, technology plays up, and travel plans are scuppered.

Expect disruption and ~gremlins~ in the system:

  • January 30th – February 21st
  • May 29th – June 22nd
  • September 27th – October 18th

Venus Retrograde

Lovely Venus, planet of pleasure and money and love, surely she wouldn’t dare go retrograde and cause chaos? Well, Venus only retrogrades once every 1.5 years, so it’s a rarer event and perhaps one of the few things we DIDN’T suffer in 2020!

In 2021, the Venus retrograde will happen in Capricorn, and will tip the balance off-kilter in close relationships – maybe an argument, maybe the return of an ex or old friend, maybe a temporary hiatus with someone you thought was solid. The best advice, as with most things, is to ride it out without drawing any final conclusions or making permanent changes.

Press on, my friends! See what unfolds, pay attention, but don’t draw any lines in the sand until the retrograde has passed and the energy has settled down again, okay? And the pre/after shocks may be felt from November through to March 2022.

Expect relationship hiccups:

  • December 19 – 29
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Eclipses

Eclipses happen four to six times a year, and act as a catalyst for transformation in our lives. Unexpected, radical events and changes of heart can arise which force us to address long-standing issues or decisions that we’ve not fully faced up to. The skeletons come out of the closet, so to speak! Eclipses are like little ~wake up calls~, so expect to experience news or events that help you to move past your ~growing pains~ and progress.

There are two types of eclipses—solar and lunar. Lunar eclipses occur at full moons. The effects of an eclipse can usually be felt for three to five days before and after the event. Whatever happens, know that it ALL happens for a reason, and wait for the dust to settle before you act on any your insights or impulses.

Expect the unexpected:

  • May 26: Total Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius
  • June 10: Annular Solar Eclipse in Gemini
  • November 19: Partial Lunar Eclipse in Taurus
  • December 4: Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius
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Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus Are On The Move

Jupiter and Saturn will meet in Aquarius, as well as squaring with Taurus, and they’ll remain in Aquarius sign for most of 2021. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? Well, basically, 2021 is squaring up to be more progressive and positive (albeit still tough) than 2020 was, astrologically anyway.

Aquarius influences societal progress, new technology, community causes, social justice and truth. These themes will be strong and compelling in 2021. It felt like the world was burning at times in 2020, and this shift to Aquarius, astrologically, is like a phoenix rising from the flames.

Aquarius is an air sign, and this brings an intellectual and rational mood to the table, signalling that it’s time to think things through fully and to learn to co-operate and communicate calmly and with the focus on progress. The Taurus influence also bring a harmonious and creative element to matters. People may be more willing and open to collaborate, do things different, seek the ways in which they align, rather than focussing on division and disagreement.

Expect interesting world-wide developments:

  • February 17, 14 June, 24 December: Saturn in Aquarius squares Uranus in Taurus


    Article Source – Cosmopolitan.com

Star sign most likely to be rich and famous by Lucy Dean

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People born between 23 July and 22 August are the most likely to become rich and famous but those born from 19 February to 20 March have another thing coming, new analysis has found.

Analysis of Forbes top 100 highest earning celebrities by TopRatedCasinos.ie found Leos (23 July – 22 August) made up 12 per cent of Forbes celebrity rich list, led by Kylie Jenner who took home US$712.7 million in 2020.

1. Leo – 12%

Total made: US$1,751,447,647

Roger Federer and Joe Jonas also feature on the list of Leos raking it in.

2. Capricorn – 12%

Total made: US$1,101,057,041

People born from 22 December to 20 January, or Capricorns, are known for hard work. They’re just as likely as Leos to become rich and famous, with celebrities like LeBron James included in this group.

3. Libra – 10%

Total made: US$859,751,170

Libra (23 September – 22 October) is the star sign with the most billionaires and also churns out many wealthy celebrities. Simon Cowell, Bill Simmons and Kevin Durant are among the top earning celebrities.

4. Gemini – 9%

Total made: US$873,772,204

“Geminis (21 May – 21 June) love being credited for whatever they do as much as they love the idea of being famous. So, it’s no surprise Kanye West is the highest earning among them reeling in US$224.3 million this year,” the analysis read.

5. Scorpio – 9%

Total made: US$798,658,685

Scorpios (23 October – 21 November) are considered one of the more passionate star signs, who can also multitask. Ryan Reynolds is the highest-earning Scorpio, making US$94.3 million while Gordon Ramsay and Kevin Jonas also made serious bank.

6. Virgo – 9%

Total made: US$837,337,527

Tyler Perry, Nick Jonas and Doctor Phil were all born between 23 August and 22 September. Virgos tendencies towards being “methodical perfectionists” means they are well-represented among the rich and famous.

7. Cancer – 9%

Total made: US$813,839,800

People born from 21 June to 22 July are known for being intuitive and can leap on opportunity. Soccer star Lionel Messi, Ariana Grande and Post Malone are among the celebrities born under Cancer who are raking it in.

8. Aquarius – 8%

Total made: US$847,898,303

Born from 21 January to 20 February, Aquarians are known for their intelligence, with the richest celebrities making nearly US$850 million in one year. They include soccer superstars Neymar and Ronaldo and Ellen Degeneres.

9. Taurus – 7%

Total made: US$613,820,925

Taurans determination and stubbornness serves them well on their path to fame and glory, with those born between 19 April and 20 May including Dwayne Johnson.

10. Sagittarius – 6%

Total made: US$527,489,982

Sagittarians are born between 23 November and 21 December and include Taylor Swift, Keith Richards and Jay-Z.

11. Aries – 5%

Total made: US$480,332,716

Fiery Aries aren’t so good at achieving fame and fortune, according to Forbes’ rich list. But celebrities born between 20 March and 21 April like Elton John, Celine Dion and James Patterson still made the cut.

12. Pisces – 4%

Total made: US$334,477,357

Pisces’ “passive nature” took them to last place, with Steph Curry, Suga and Rihanna among the few celebrities born between 19 February and 20 March to make the cut.

Article Source – au.lifestyle.yahoo.com

What your star sign has in store for you in 2021 by Marni Dixit

If you were worried about what is to come in 2021, you may be in luck, with horoscope expert and psychic Rose Smith revealing it will be better than 2020, but there are still some tensions to be expected.

Rose, who runs the Absolute Soul Secrets network of psychics, also adds that we likely won’t get over Covid until at least 2022, but added there are good economic signs for both Australia and New Zealand.

Horoscope expert and psychic Rose Smith has revealed 2021 will be better than 2020, but there will still be some tensions. Photo: Getty
Horoscope expert and psychic Rose Smith has revealed 2021 will be better than 2020, but there will still be some tensions. Photo: Getty

“Last year had been a very hard and turbulent slog for many, but my insights for 2021 tell me life, love, career and finance are looking better for many zodiac signs,” Rose explains.

“This year is also a Universal 5 year in numerology which signifies change and creativity, people need to adjust their belief systems and go with the flow by being more flexible than usual. They also need to have a few irons in the fire as far as work goes.

“Key themes in 2021 are finding more balance, especially between our own needs and those of others, and working together.”

“We can expect some tension with Saturn squaring Uranus – there will be a lot of arguments, irritability and frustration in February, April to July and again in December,” she continued. “These are times to be careful with aggressive situations and we can expect to see this play out on both the global stage and also in our personal lives.

“With Saturn comes conservatism and an old-fashioned traditional approach knocking up against Uranus, which signifies innovation, rebellion, independence and doing things in a new way. The recent US riots at the Capitol in Washington are an example of opposing energies. Eventually, a clear path will be found through these dilemmas.

“We are being called to look inside ourselves and confront internal issues. It is a year for growth, but sometimes when we are growing, we get growing pains.”

Rose said many people could expect better opportunities on the work front in 2021, which no doubt comes as a relief to many. Photo: Getty
Rose said many people could expect better opportunities on the work front in 2021, which no doubt comes as a relief to many. Photo: Getty

Rose said many people could expect better opportunities on the work front in 2021, which no doubt comes as a relief to many.

“A lot of people will be changing or improving jobs – this has been forced upon them and includes retraining and study, but in the process, they will be changing themselves,” Rose said.

Rose has also predicted we won’t be clear of COVID-19 until 2022 at the earliest and international travel will remain stifled.

She also added that love and relationships could be stressful with continued lockdowns and people should prepare for this.

“Compromise is important, and people need to let their partners know that they have got their backs, especially with job changes putting more pressure on relationships,” Rose said.

She also said some people were going to make a lot of money and predicted a bitcoin boom, but they needed to be flexible with financial opportunities.

“I see green and it can indicate money, growth and opportunity,” Rose said.

"The Australian economy is beginning to grow, laws will change relative to climate change, and new industries and companies are opening up to do with these," Rose added. Photo: Getty
“The Australian economy is beginning to grow, laws will change relative to climate change, and new industries and companies are opening up to do with these,” Rose added. Photo: Getty

“Bitcoin has shot up again, taken a dive, but it will gradually ratchet upwards over time.

“The Australian economy is beginning to grow, laws will change relative to climate change, and new industries and companies are opening up to do with these.”

Now, here are Rose’s predictions for each star sign:

Capricorn (December 22nd to January 19): You begin the year with a surge of creativity and perhaps even playfulness. New beginnings in your spiritual life take place as you are more inward focused than usual. There is some sort of financial transformation while relationships could become closer and deeper if this is what you desire.

Aquarius (January 20th to February 18): 2021 begins with energy around your home and family. There could be some unexpected family changes, but you are motivated to succeed. Your identity and core beliefs become more expansive and you want to express more of your authentic self and find some new friends. You’re likely to have more energetic vitality this year.

Pisces (February 19 to March 20): You could feel more independent and you start the year off with more activity in your local area or perhaps with distant family members. There are new beginnings in romance, creativity, leisure and pleasure… Your career could also get a boost and you may consider a job that makes your heart sing.

Aries (March 21 to April 19): Your life becomes ‘larger than life’ this year. You may become more interested in learning, teaching, foreign cultures or perhaps your spirituality becomes more important. Plant some new seeds to bring new beginnings into your life in these areas.

Taurus (April 20 to May 20): Your career and social status grow. There are also new beginnings in your financial zone, so you could get another job or find new sources of income. You are also growing, and your belief systems will change to keep up with this personal growth.

Gemini (May 21 to June 20): Transformation and new beginnings are happening in your house of partnerships, significant others and legalities. A pre-existing relationship may be rejuvenated, or a new relationship begins if that’s what you want. Intimacy and other people’s money also become more important, perhaps your partner’s.

Cancer (June 21 to July 22): There are opportunities for new work, so go ahead and find something you feel passionate about if you’re in a ho humdrum job. It’s also an excellent time for health and wellbeing matters and you may feel more energetic and vital than usual.

Leo (July 23 to August 22): New beginnings and transformation occur in your house of creativity, romance and children. You could also be more revved up for leisure and pleasure, enjoying social outings with your friends and having a good time.

Virgo (August 23 to September 22): Changes around your home and/or family are likely. You may downsize or upsize relocating to another home. Perhaps your family grows larger, or kids finally leave home. There are also changes in your everyday work – you may have more or less work or perhaps another job.

Libra (September 23 to October 22): This year you may come out of your shell a little more in order to express your creativity. Fun, leisure and pleasure in your local area becomes more important to you. You may also consider study or have dealings with distant family members. You can balance outward expression with inward reflection and have the best of both worlds.

Scorpio (October 23 to November 21): You ‘tweak’ your identity and core beliefs as new beginnings bring you to a deeper understanding of yourself. There are some family changes and opportunities come up to ease restrictive situations in your life. Your life will then become much more expansive and you may be drawn to travel, education and/or spirituality.

Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21): Be patient as there’s an increase in vitality and wellbeing coming. Changes in your significant relationships may occur and your family could become larger in some way. Maybe a new baby comes, or children return home. Perhaps a special friend becomes like family in some way. There’s also a financial focus as you get some new insight.

Ms Smith said both Australia and New Zealand overall were entering an era of hope or light and people should be focused on the positive.

“Get more focussed. Even though we will have continued coronavirus outbreaks, the future is bright for Australia and New Zealand,” Rose said.

“I see Australia improving its reputation and status in relation to other countries and beginning new trade agreements with other countries.

“Australia is viewed extremely positively by the likes of the UK and Canada, which will open up new alliances and growth in the economy. We have a lot to look forward to!”

Article Source – au.lifestyle.yahoo.com

Astrology: The Thinking Man’s Astronomy by David Thomas

Hey There! Do you have interests in horoscopes and astrology? If you want to know more about it you can read its history and its relation to modern Science, Astronomy. These are distinct studies but they both share similarities. Great thinkers await you! You will learn from their ideas and give you an understanding of the stars and the universe as we know it now!

Interested in knowing more? Read on to find out!

Have you read your horoscope for the day? What about that person you’ve been dating, are your signs compatible?

Horoscopes have been a part of popular culture for a long time. There are daily predictions from newspapers to jumpstart your day. How about the monthly relationship compatibility columns made popular by women’s magazines? They are very much appealing to the public even now. They even made their way to the internet. We see memes to even serious natal chart readings enjoyed and consumed by Millennials and Gen Z’s.

But did you know that despite the fresh appeal of Astrology it is one of the oldest studies in history? Did you also know that Astrology and Astronomy have close ties?

Come, join us in a discussion of Astrology, the thinking man’s Astronomy.

Origins of Astrology

Astrology is an ancient system that began in Babylonia. Babylonians believed that the motions of planets and stars can predict the fortune of their kingdom and rulers. When Greece came to adopt Babylon’s culture they also got hooked on Astrology. Alexandrian Ptolemy even wrote a book called, “Tetrabiblos” on Astrology and Philosophy.

But Astrology is not a science like say Astronomy. It is more like pseudoscience. It makes conclusions on its observations.

Astrology is the analysis of the placement of the sun, the moon, and the planets within 12 sections of the sky. Hence, the 12 signs of the zodiac we know today.

When people ask you what is your sign they are actually asking you what is your sun sign. This means which zodiac sign the Sun was in at the moment you were born. You also need to know the placement of the moon and all the other planets at the time and location of your birth. It is a comprehensive reading called the birth chart or what we
refer to as the “natal chart.”

That is why the word horoscope comes from the Greek words hora (“time”) and skopos (“watcher” or “marker”). We put it together and it translates as “marker of the hour.” They analyse each placement that is relevant to a person’s life.

From these observations, Astronomers can make predictions on your personality and your future. It depends on how the “stars align” on the time and location of your birth.

But, there are some questions:

What about the other forces that could also influence a person at their conception?

What about the genes and DNA our parents passed on to us? Does the time of our birth matter to the shaping of our personality and our possibilities?

These are legitimate questions that a lot of people ask and why there are many skeptics of Astrology.

Still, this does not stop people from reading and consulting Astrology. There are many reasons why and they are all worth pondering over.

First, people find comfort in Astrology in times of stress. We live in a world of uncertainty. Astrology gives at least some sort of explanation to events in our lives. Questions like, why didn’t our past relationships work out? Even, Princess Diana of Wales consulted Astrologers on her concerns over Prince Charles. Everyone is looking for answers.

Another thing is the mysticism and spirituality of Astrology. It doesn’t even matter to some if Astrology is not rational. People look for connection in their lives with the vast universe. For instance, have you heard the term, Mercury Retrograde? Mercury Retrograde is when the planet Mercury appears to be moving backwards but is not. It is an optical illusion that affects communication and travel. At this period, it is not
advisable to engage in any communication and travel.

One more reason is that Astrology also seems to be tailor-made for each sign. Zodiac signs took their names from constellations. They also have categories based on elements.

The fire signs are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. They are passionate and high-spirited individuals. You often see them fearlessly leaping towards new paths, as they seek to conquer new things in life.

Next, we have the Earth signs: Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn who are practical and grounded. They are good at balancing things out, and pursuing a more hedonistic approach in life.

Moreover, we have Air signs such as Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. They are intellectual and curious people. They’re rational and transformative, often through their ideas.

Finally, we have the water signs: Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces who are intuitive and emotional. They are able to access the spiritual aspects of existence better than other elemental signs.

This personalization factor speaks to the person reading it on an intimate level. People can see the dominant traits that they share with the zodiac signs. It makes it easy for them to suspend disbelief at least for a while.

These are some reasons for the enduring fascination of Astrology.

“What about Astronomy?”

Astronomy is also a science that has thrived for centuries. In fact, it grew alongside Astrology.

Astronomy is the study of the universe and its celestial bodies. Astronomers study the positions, motions, and the properties of celestial objects.

Astrology, as we know, makes interpretations on those facts. Actually, Astronomical observations and theories’ main motivation was the improvement of Astrological predictions.

It is because ancient societies had an unbroken unity when it comes to the state and church. It means that religion, law, and science can mesh and are influential to each other. Back then, the university professors were actually Babylonian priests, magicians, Greek philosophers, Arabian princes, and medieval monks.

These ancient thinkers include their philosophy and religious beliefs in their observations. That is why astronomers back in the day are also applying astrological methods. They are making observations but also making sense of it at the same time.

So, what exactly do they believe about the universe?

In early 16th Century Europe, they believed that Earth is at the center. The Earth is a fixed figure, surrounded by several rotating concentric spheres. It bore the celestial bodies like the sun, the moon and the planets and stars. They look like objects in a circular sphere. This school of thought is what we know now as the geocentric model. Aristotle is even a proponent of this.

But, this confused the astronomers back then. They often recorded planets moving about in an eccentric motion. Sometimes planets even halt in their orbit of Earth and move backward (retrograde). The circular sphere could not explain that.

Do you remember the Alexandrian Ptolemy? Ptolemy is also a figure in the early days of astronomy. He wanted to solve this confusion. He argued that the sun, planets, and the moon move in small circles. They move around much larger circles that revolve around our planet Earth.

He referred to these small circles as “epicycles”. According to him, many epicycles are Astrology, as we know, makes interpretations on those facts. Actually, Astronomical observations and theories’ main motivation was the improvement of Astrological predictions.

It is because ancient societies had an unbroken unity when it comes to the state and church. It means that religion, law, and science can mesh and are influential to each other. Back then, the university professors were actually Babylonian priests, magicians, Greek philosophers, Arabian princes, and medieval monks.

These ancient thinkers include their philosophy and religious beliefs in their observations. That is why astronomers back in the day are also applying astrological methods. They are making observations but also making sense of it at the same time.

So, what exactly do they believe about the universe?

In early 16th Century Europe, they believed that Earth is at the center. The Earth is a fixed figure, surrounded by several rotating concentric spheres. It bore the celestial bodies like the sun, the moon and the planets and stars. They look like objects in a circular sphere. This school of thought is what we know now as the geocentric model. Aristotle is even a proponent of this.

But, this confused the astronomers back then. They often recorded planets moving about in an eccentric motion. Sometimes planets even halt in their orbit of Earth and move backward (retrograde). The circular sphere could not explain that.

Do you remember the Alexandrian Ptolemy? Ptolemy is also a figure in the early days of astronomy. He wanted to solve this confusion. He argued that the sun, planets, and the moon move in small circles. They move around much larger circles that revolve around our planet Earth.

He referred to these small circles as “epicycles”. According to him, many epicycles are rotating at varying speeds. He was able to correspond his celestial system with most recorded astronomical observations. According to him, many epicycles are rotating at varying speeds. He was able to correspond his celestial system with most recorded astronomical observations.

That is why the Ptolemaic system remained the standard for 1,000 years. But new astronomical evidence started to place some doubt on Ptolemy’s theory.

There have been many thinkers who challenged the geocentric model of the universe.

Some philosophers at that time believe that the Sun is the center and not the Earth.

There are many proponents of this. It includes Greek astronomer Aristarchus and several Islam philosophers from the Maragha School.
Nicolaus Copernicus drew on to those influences to introduce the “heliocentric theory”.

He summarized his ideas in an unpublished short treatise, Commentariolus meaning “Little Commentary”.

He theorized the order of the known planets from its distance to the Sun. The list starts with Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. He also stated that the nearer the planet is to the Sun, the greater its orbital speed. With this, he was able to explain the eccentric motions of the planets.

That is not to say his theory was without its challenges. For instance, Copernicus could not prove that Earth revolves around the Sun. He was also wrong that the sun is the center of the whole universe. When in fact, it is the center of one solar system, the Milky Way. He could not apply the elliptical orbits in his model and he had no concept of
gravity.

These concerns delayed the publication of, De revolutionibus orbium coelistium libri vi. It means “Six books Concerning the Revolutions of the Heavenly Orbs.” He completed the book around 1530 but published around 1543- the year he died. It is his major astronomical work to date.

Yet, this book was not accessible to many. If it were, many would have objected because it appears to be a non-biblical concept of the universe. It was not until the 17th century that Galileo Galilei and Johannes Kepler expanded on this. This, of course, led to the trial and conviction for the heresy of Galileo.

Isaac Newton followed suit anyway. He was also inspired by the Copernican theory. He published his work on celestial mechanics which spread throughout the world. By the late 18th century, it was universally accepted.

This is why Nicolaus Copernicus stands as the Father of Modern Astronomy. He laid the foundation for modern Astronomy.


Conclusion

Astrology is the thinking man’s Astronomy. It is a beautiful relationship between two human endeavours. One making sense of the other. Stars and planets in the sky are not moving all on their own. They might actually affect our lives here on Earth. People have attached meanings to the universe that are still resonant to the modern man.

Centuries have passed and until now we find solace at the thought of what the stars can hold for us. Here’s to another century of Astrology and Astronomy! May the stars align for everyone!

Check out Trusted Astrology – Your trusted source about Zodiac Signs, Astrology, Tarot cards reading, and everything psychics!

Much love,
David Thomas


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How to Understand Your Moon Sign by Liana Mack

Photo-Illustration: by Preeti Kinha; Photos: Getty Images

The moon is a moody luminary, endlessly pregnant. In myths across continents, she embodies the divine mother: as the Greek goddess, Selene, with 50 daughters; as Luna, her Roman counterpart; as Abuk, the Dinka goddess of women and gardens; as Ala, an Odinani alusi that shrouds dead souls inside her sacred womb.

Motherhood is way too loaded for me to warmly embrace this moon metaphor. My relationship with my birth mother is complicated. Pregnancy scares me, and I dread my painful menstrual period, even as it stays perfectly synced along lunar cycles. But that is why I take such comfort in Jungian astrology. The cosmos is too big for us to privately contain — beyond comfort or description — yet this web of connected symbols mutates and persists through memory and culture in the collective unconscious. The moon embodies a maternal archetype beyond my experience, or anyone else’s.

When we discuss the sun in astrology, we consider the archetypal masculine. He’s purposeful, outwardly directed, the Freudian ego. But the moon is our id. She rules our inner child: how we feel safe, how we feel protected, and how we protect ourselves under duress. The moon predicts our immediate reactions in desperate moments and how we feel soothed when we’re most at home. She is gut impulse and repressed memory, metaphorical fertility — possibility and rebirth — in all its illuminating wonder and sacral terror.

The moon is also one of the fastest-moving bodies on an astrology chart. She changes signs every few daysIn astrology, the sky is conceived of as a sphere with the Earth at the center. This sphere is divided into 12 sections, one for each zodiac sign, and every celestial body moves through at its own rate. The moon cycles through the signs quickly, staying in each for about two and a half days., and runs through the whole zodiac wheel every month. She’s one of the reasons astrologers and natal-chart calculators fixate on exact birth times: A few hours can make a dramatic difference between a moon in Pisces or a moon in Aries.

Knowing your sun sign might provide a generalized guide to your personality, but understanding your moon placement allows you to unlock a perception of your emotions from instant to instant. (If you haven’t done so already, you can find out your moon sign on a chart calculator like Cafe Astrology.)

An Aries Moon is trigger-happy, reacting with a particularly impulsive intensity when challenged directly. They hate any perception of weakness, and tend to overcompensate with rage and aggression when feeling attacked. They are quick to anger but just as fast to forgive.

Taurus Moon returns to earthly desires in moments of insecurity. They are prone to accumulating material possessions and luxury goods to feel safe and protected. They find masturbation exceedingly self-soothing. They are generally mellow and occasionally lazy.

Gemini Moon has difficulty identifying just how they’re feeling under duress. They like being told how they feel, and then deciding if it’s how they actually do feel. They tend toward a baseline that is anxious and high-strung, but they thrive in moments of change and uncertainty.

Cancer Moon is highly sensitive and prone to emotional outbursts. They often see themselves as “empaths,” and treat their deep capacity for feeling as a magical power. Cancer is the sign ruled by the moon, and Cancer placements are the most susceptible to the influence of fast-changing lunar transits. They mother others to feel safe and secure themselves.

Leo Moon is overly self-involved and narcissistic under stress. Unevolved Leo Moons are overly prideful and slow to apologize. Evolved Leo Moons use all that time thinking about themselves to become overly self-aware of their emotional patterns, priding themselves in “doing the work” to regulate their feelings.

Virgo Moon responds to stress by seeking control. They are easily irritated by even minute adjustments to their routines, and tend toward criticizing their loved ones when they’re personally stressed. They feel the most soothed when told they’re right, or in the satisfaction of completing a scheduled task.

Libra Moon tends to be overly compromising, with a tendency toward self-abnegation. They are sweet, gentle, and codependent. They are so afraid of losing others that they tend to stuff down emotions they perceive as undesirable. They make it hard for others to help them.

Scorpio Moon feels deeply and resents feeling deeply. They are deliberately secretive about expressing their emotions, but they rarely approach a zenlike state of nonattachment. Instead, they brood hard and explode harder. They have excellent hate-sex.

Sagittarius Moon feels the most unsafe when they feel trapped. They need the freedom to walk out of jobs, relationships, and weird parties in order to thrive. They tend to have many acquaintances and a high tolerance for others’ wild and unpredictable behavior, but few close confidants.

Capricorn Moon finds their emotions, their id, and their subconscious fears disturbing and debilitating. They are professional compartmentalizers. They tend to react to stress by launching projects, setting ambitious goals and expectations, and pretending feelings aren’t happening.

An Aquarius Moon is eccentric and hard to read. They are beautifully disconnected from social norms surrounding happiness and emotional security, but struggle to make themselves emotionally available to others. They don’t understand that vulnerability is a strength. They will ghost you without even realizing it.

Pisces Moon is dreamy, artsy, and imaginative. Their safe space is their vast internal landscape. They make compassionate allies but lack healthy boundaries. Their tendency for escapism under duress could land anywhere from a Netflix coma to a debauched, weeklong bender.

There’s a really good book called Mothers Who Can’t Love, written by Dr. Susan Forward, for daughters whose mothers can’t love. Maybe you aren’t a daughter, and I hope that your mother can love, but I recommend it anyway. The solution to a mother who can’t love is mothering yourself. Prevent your inner child from dictating your dumbest mistakes by actively self-parenting, by making yourself feel safe and protected, by soothing yourself in your darkest moments. Soothe your own moon before it comes for you.

Article Source – TheCut.com

The meaning of Different Numbers via LedBySource.com

111 & 1111: This is one of the first number sequences that people see popping up over and over again. This can appear as three ones or show up on the clock as 11:11. This is an initiation, a sneak peek at what is to come.

Seeing 111 is a small confirmation from the universe that what you’re manifesting is starting to come to fruition. Stay consistent and your path and you’ll see your manifestation come to reality.

222: Seeing 222 is a sign to stay focused as you are on the right path. It’s common to see this number sequence after seeing 111 for a while as a sign you are moving up.

333: This is all to do with balancing the body, mind and soul. Either you are coming into balance or you need to recenter yourself.

This can look like spending more time meditating, getting rest and spending time in nature. Do more of whatever keeps you balanced while you are advancing along your path.

This sequence can become apparent around full moons or when the moon enters your sun sign, as these are the times when heavy emotions come to the surface and we feel most off-kilter.

444: 444 is a sign from your spirit guides and angels that they are close by waiting for you to make contact. This number sequence can show up when we are on the threshold of big changes in our life but aren’t sure how to move forward.

555: 555 signifies that MASSIVE change is on the way for you. Your ability to manifest is coming to a tipping point; be very aware of your thoughts and emotions as these are manifesting your reality moment to moment.

This could signify that a move, new lifestyle or new job that you have been visualizing over the last years or months is finally around the corner.

Gaining Further Clarity

There are many more number sequences you may see other than the ones I’ve listed above. This can range from alternating numbers like 1212, dates of birthdays or special occasions and sequences that have more or less digits.

It’s not enough to simply see repeating numbers if you cannot tune into them further and know what direction they are guiding you towards.

While researching the meanings of different numbers online is a great way to get a basic overview of what they can mean, the syncroncities we see are often highly personal to us.

When synchronicities appear it’s as if they are taking a snapshot of what you are thinking of at that moment. Take note of what you were thinking about when different numbers show up.

Write down the running themes in your life for the past days/weeks and try to find a connection between the two. Number sequences often appear when we are focused on one topic or goal for a long period of time.

Perhaps you’re on the brink of a new job, manifesting a house, meeting a partner. Ask your guides for further clarification or get into the zone during meditation and ask your higher self what they means.

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Your 2021 Year Ahead Astrology Guide for Every Sign by Rebecca Gordon

Start off the New Year on the right path.

We can celebrate in the fact that the astrology of 2021 is a world of difference from 2020. Two of our largest planets (Jupiter and Saturn) meet up and change signs—a rare occurrence that happens only once every 20 years. And truly, 2021 announced the beginning of a brand new era collectively and in your personal life. Read below for your sun sign and rising sign to find out what it means for you.


Aries

As a stack of planets exits your career sector, the pressure will lift on job-related matters, and you will realize you don’t actually have to carry such a heavy load. It’s time to take action on your most coveted visions as Jupiter and Saturn align, asking you to follow a dream. Areas of publishing and broadcasting will be lit up.

Year Theme: Collaboration and vision. This is your year to stop playing small and commit to your higher vision. Collaborate with those you admire.

Awakening: Learning, media, travel. Learn a new skill.

Love: From June 12 to July 30, sparks fly with Mars and Venus in your love sector.

Career: January is a power month.

Money: May brings a new beginning.

Health: September is the time to reset your mind-body routine.

Taurus

You are stepping into your authority in 2021 as three large planets gather at the crown of your chart. It appears that you will be receiving external support or an investment as a solar eclipse brings new potential in your finance sector. To make the most of this prosperous phase, be sure to devote time to important business endeavors.

Year Theme: Career and success on your terms, as Jupiter and Saturn set up at the crown of your chart.

Awakening: Self-worth and money. You will learn to break through any inherited subconscious patterns around worth and money.

Power Zone: From January 7 to March 4, you will be radiant as magnetic Mars occupies Taurus.

Love: From July 30 to September 15, love will be dedicated.

Career: February

Money: June

Health: October

Gemini

December 2020 sets the stage for a new kind of commitment in your life as your partnership sector gets eclipsed. This could be business or personal, though whatever the case, this partnership will open new opportunities of learning, teaching, and travel for you in 2021.

Year Theme: Publishing, teaching broadcast. Break out into new forms of communication.

Awakening: Self/other. This is your time to commit or jump ship, and you will know with eclipses in your partner sector.

Power Zone: From March 4 to April 24, you call the shots.

Love: From September 15 to October 31, Mars will stir up romance.

Career:March

Money: July

Health: November

Cancer

These last couple years have not been the easiest, as most of our solar system dwelled opposite you in the sign of Capricorn. 2021 will be your time to focus on getting into the best health ever, as Saturn, the planet of discipline, and Jupiter, the planet of luck, will support your routines and wellness.

Year Theme: Finances, trust, and intimacy. It is your year to open up and melt the armor.

Awakening: Spirit and body. Focus on spirituality and better personal health as eclipses light up the private areas of your chart.

Power Zone: From April 24 to June 12, you will be in your zone and feel energized.

Love: In November, a Scorpio new moon will show you the depth of a connection.

Career:April

Money: August

Health: December

Leo

If there were a year to commit to your passions in love and creativity, it would be now. Jupiter and Saturn will align favorably for marriage or a new creative partnership. Committed? Perhaps you will create a child together or birth a new exciting endeavor. Love will guide you in the right direction.

Year Theme: Commitment, business partnership, and marriage. You are ready for a serious endeavor.

Awakening: True love and your positioning. Eclipses open the heart and creativity.

Power Zone: From June 12 to July 30, Mars in Leo will give you extra confidence to meet all your goals.

Career: From January 7 to March 4, it will be a busy time for you, so rest up.

Talent: September

Vocation: November

Love: December

Virgo

Unexpected new doorways will open for home and real estate as a solar eclipse lights up the foundation of your chart. This is not only a move or home upgrade—it’s a change of priorities. You will create the life and work habits that will stay with you for years to come.

Year Theme: Health, routines, and work/life environment. With Jupiter and Saturn in your sector of health, it’s time to create healthy patterns to last you a lifetime.

Awakening: Home and career. It’s your year for a new home and career advancement.

Power Zone: From July 30 to September 15, Mars in Virgo puts you in charge.

Career: From March 4 to April 24, it will be a busy season.

Home: The December 2020 eclipse

Love: January

Career: The June 2021 eclipse

Libra

Family matters may have weighed you down in these past couple years with most of the solar system at the base of your chart. Now in December 2020, the planets gather in your house of creativity. It’s time to free yourself up with writing and other emotionally fulfilling outlets. You will shine.

Year Theme: Love, creativity, and children. Jupiter and Saturn get serious in the sector of true love.

Awakening: Learning, broadcasting, and publishing. It’s time to share your truth, share your message.

Power Zone: From September 15 to October 31, take charge.

Career: From April 24 to June 12, you will be well positioned to make your move.

Love: February

Publish: The June 2021 eclipse

Money/Talent: November

Scorpio

The solar eclipse in your earned income sector will help you break through the glass ceiling and become more abundant. This will also be reflected in your home as Jupiter, the planet of prosperity, opens the space for a larger pad or renovation. It’s time to value yourself and know your worth.

Year Theme: Home, real estate, and family

Break Through: Money stories and abundance

Power Zone: From October 30 to December 12, this year ends with you reclaiming your self-worth and power.

Money: The December 2020 eclipse begins a new cycle.

Love: March

Health (Focus): April

Travel Zone: July

Sagittarius

This is your year to learn a new skill as Jupiter and Saturn will spend 2021 in your communications sector. You will have all the motivation and focus you need to write a book, create a course, or learn a language. Fall in love with your life again.

Year Theme: Writing, learning new skills. Jupiter and Saturn work to open your communications sector.

Break Through: Self-awareness, partnership, and marriage. Realizing commitment.

Health (Focus): From January 7 to March 4

Travel Zone: From June 12 to July 30

Personal Rebirth: The December 2020 eclipse

Love: From April to June

Partnership: The June 2021 eclipse

Capricorn

This will be a year of deep inner change as an eclipse lights up the most hidden sector of your chart. You will be able to release longtime subconscious patterns and connect to a newfound sense of joy. A hobby or interest may develop into a new business endeavor. Give it your all, and it will lead to success.

Year Theme: Money and skills. You are turning your true talents and skills into business.

Break Through: Spirit and body. Awakenings of spirit and body will help align your path.

Health: From March 4 to June 24, Mars in your physical sector will help you crush your goals.

Learn/Teach: From July 30 to September 15

Spirit: The December 2020 eclipse

Love: May and July

Body: The June 2021 eclipse

Aquarius

You are now in your Saturn return, an event that happens every 29 years. This is a time to lay down the building blocks for your future. Take time with every decision as each one will yield long-term results. Jupiter joins with Saturn in your own sign, bringing a wealth of opportunity. Live courageously and commit to your vision.

Year Theme: Personal development. With both Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius, it is time to commit to the true you and embrace your lucky year.

Break Through:
 Love and community. You will meet the key people in 2021 who travel through life with you in the years ahead.

Health:
 From April 24 to June 12, it’s time to get embodied and commit to a routine that suits you well.

Career:
 From January 7 to March 4

Vision/Collaboration: 
The December 2020 eclipse

Partnership: 
August

Love/Creativity: 
The June 2021 eclipse

Pisces

You are one of the most creative members of the zodiac, so when there is a solar eclipse in December 2020, it will ask you to bring your hidden talents to the surface and up to production. Trust your intuition and natural artistic ability to guide you. You are ready to go big and share your creativity with the world.

Year Theme: Spirituality and inner exploration. Jupiter and Saturn spend time in the most private area of your chart.

Break Through: Home and career. Eclipses will awaken a new career potential at the start of the year.

Love: From April 24 to June 12, romance and true love will surround you; a creative time as well.

Health: From June 12 to July 30

Career: The December 2020 eclipse

Partnership: September

Home: The June 2021 eclipse

Article Source – HarpersBazaar.com

Fashion’s Favorite Astrologer Susan Miller on Her Predictions for 2021 by Emily Chan

Considering how tumultuous 2020 has been, it’s no wonder so many of us are eagerly looking to the stars for reassurance. Luckily, fashion’s favorite astrologer Susan Miller is feeling positive about 2021. “We will emerge stronger, having gone through this,” she tells Vogue over the phone from her Manhattan home. “We’ll start the rebuilding process.”   

Miller, who recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of her website Astrology Zone, has had a difficult few months, undergoing a vital eye operation in November. “It was a real writer’s nightmare—I couldn’t see my screen,” she says. Despite this, the astrologer has battled on, continuing to write a remarkable 45,000 words every month. “I love my readers so much,” Miller says of her commitment to her job. “I know they depend on me.” 

In fact, Miller writes every single day, weekends included, to complete all her columns (including for Vogue Japan) as well as relaunching her astrology app this year. “That’s the hard, unglamorous part of this,” she explains. Still, she has managed to carve out some time for herself while quarantining in New York. “I’ve become Marie Kondo — I’m cleaning closets, the kitchen’s finished, I’m working on my bedroom,” she says. “I’d love to redecorate, but not in a pandemic.”

Here, we catch up with legendary astrologer Susan Miller about why more people are turning to the stars, her predictions for 2021, and her long list of celebrity fans that call her for advice. 

Astrologically speaking, were there any signs that 2020 would be such a difficult year? 

“The Saturn-Pluto conjunction was something we were worried about because it can signal abuse of power. I didn’t see the pandemic coming because I didn’t look for it; I had no idea that something like this could happen. When Jupiter and Pluto come together as they did on 4 April, it normally signals prosperity — I didn’t know that Pluto also rules viruses. Jupiter also has the effect of expanding anything it touches.

“When I looked up the horoscope for the Spanish Flu pandemic and saw that Jupiter and Pluto were conjunct in 1918, I almost fell off the couch! There was a big outbreak of yellow fever in 1795, and Jupiter and Pluto were also together for that. But I don’t want people to think that every time Jupiter and Pluto get together, we’re going to have a virus.” 

What are your predictions for 2021?

“I think we’re going to be OK after 12 January—by then, Jupiter and Pluto will be further than eight degrees apart. It also happens to be a new moon in Aquarius, which rules all of us. There’s also a grand mutation on 21 December 2020. Every 20 years, Jupiter meets with Saturn; this is very important because it influences the arts, music and entertainment, fashion, the values of the time. Every time they’ve met in the past 200 years, apart from one exception, they’ve met in an Earth sign—this time they’re going to meet in Aquarius, which is an air sign.  

“Because of this, it’s not what you own that’s going to be important—that’s Earth. Air is what you’ve experienced. What you’re contributing to the world matters more. Aquarius is the humanitarian sign; you’re going to see people helping people on a grand scale.

“Another big feature in 2021 is a dispute between Saturn and Uranus about what we should keep in our lives, and what needs to change. The environment is a very big goal to think about and that’s good because Uranus can innovate and come up with ways to save the planet. There’ll be a lot of innovation, as it will be the blooming of the Age of Aquarius.” 

The one astrological event that everyone gets worried about is Mercury Retrograde. Is it as bad as everyone says it is? 

“If you’re having a baby, Mercury Retrograde is always a good time to be born. It makes the baby more philosophical—Mercury is the planet of intellect and objectivity. But you shouldn’t sign contracts, you shouldn’t buy electronics. You shouldn’t take a new job or get married on Mercury Retrograde dates because they’re contracts. 

“Last year, my agent told me about a girl who wanted to get married in May on a Saturday and wanted me to give her a good day. I had to say, ‘I’m so sorry but she can’t get married in May or April or June or on any of these days—I don’t like any of them.’ She ended up having to cancel because of the pandemic; she’s getting married in May 2021 now, which is a very nice month.”

I was supposed to be getting married in 2020 as well, in September, and we had to postpone until July 2021. 

“July 2021 is a good month—there are no eclipses or Mercury Retrogrades. What star sign are you?”

Scorpio. 

“And you’re getting married in the first three weeks of July? That’s perfect for you then as it’s a water sign, Cancer. That’s good. A lot of brides get married within six weeks of their birthdays because it’s the sun conjunct with the sun, but you’re very smart to do it in the same element.”

Younger generations seem to be more obsessed with astrology than ever. Why do you think that is? 

“A lot of millennials poured out of colleges in 2008 and 2009, in the middle of the terrible financial crash. Now, we have the pandemic. They’ve had unusual circumstances in their lives and haven’t felt security, so they’re looking for answers. Also, they can now read a variety of astrologers on the internet and see who they resonate with.” 

Article Source – Vogue.com

Here’s What Astrology Says About 2021… brace for answers! by Erika W. Smith

Meaning of Eclipses

It’s true: Astrologers did warn us about 2020. Aaand now they’re warning
us about 2021—but don’t worry, they’re also providing legit helpful advice. We asked five ~cosmic interpreters~ five big questions about what to expect. Here’s what they said. (Now if you’ll excuse us, we’ll be over here breathing into a paper bag.)

HOW’S LOVE LOOKING? CAN I START PLANNING AN IRL WEDDING? OR AT LEAST AN IRL DATE?

Okay, so Saturn, planet of commitment, is in revolutionary Aquarius for the entire year, meaning we need to get even more creative about how we couple up. Aka it’s time to think out-side of Zoom, like with a (post-negative-COVID-19-test) socially distanced road trip, virtual concert, or phone sex. BTW, big days for romance are January 28 and May 17.

—SIX, @BLACKWOMENCRY

WHAT ABOUT MONEY? THAT $1,200 PANDEMIC CHECK DIDN’T LAST LONG….

Free financial tip: Save up in the beginning of the year. After a long retrograde (ew) in Aries, Mars enters Taurus on January 6, helping you focus on your bank account until March 3. Related: Venus dips into ambitious Capricorn from January 8 to February 1, which is v good news for promotions and new jobs. But global economic recovery won’t arrive until Jupiter enters Pisces on December 28 (yes, next December).

—COLIN BEDELL, @QUEERCOSMOS

I ALMOST HATE TO ASK, BUT WHAT ABOUT U.S. POLITICS?

Inauguration season will be INTENSE, thanks to feverish energy from Mars’ connections with Saturn and Uranus in January. People will speak out, loudly, about what they think is right. In fact, 2021 is all about activism, with Saturn, planet of structure, and Uranus, planet of revolution, squaring off three times (on February 17, June 14, and December 24).

—LISA STARDUST, @LISASTARDUSTASTRO

PLS BE HONEST: IS THERE ANY CHANCE THAT 2021 WILL BE EVEN MORE OF A TRASH FIRE THAN 2020?

Maybe?? 2020 had once-in-a-lifetime astrology—but it was all leading up to the United States’ Pluto Return on February 20, 2022. (What, you didn’t know that countries have birth charts? They do, and a Pluto Return is a BFD.) This year, we can expect more social unrest, climate crises, and tech breakdowns. Sounds scary, I know, but you’ll be part of the next chapter—and that’s a good thing.

—ALIZA KELLY, @ALIZAKELLY

OMFG, WILL THERE BE ANY JUST PLAIN GOOD NEWS NEXT YEAR (PLEASE)?

Yes! Jupiter will move into one of its fave signs, Pisces, on May 13, giving us a chance to heal emotionally and grow after the trauma we’ve been through. Get your self-care ready for spring.

—ADAMA SESAY, @LILITHASTROLOGY

Looking for your 2021 horoscope? Right this way.

Article Source-Cosmopolitan.com