How Each Sign of the Zodiac Expresses Their Anger

I posted about how the signs experience sadness a few days ago, and now thespiritscience.net has posted this one about anger, also helpful….

It doesn’t matter who you are. Everyone gets angry from time to time. And when we’re angry, we tend to leave patience, humility and common sense behind, even if only for a moment. Maybe once we realize how we typically respond to things that anger us, we can work on delivering a better response.

So, here are some of the typical things each zodiac sign usually has to work on when it comes to acting out in anger.

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Arians are definitely one of the quickest to anger. After all, they are one of the fire signs. They have a burning fire within them and at times you may see bouts of that fire bursting forth in anger. This is their dark side.

They don’t usually start arguments with people, but they certainly know how to end them. At times they can be impatient and volatile, especially when pushed past their limits or when they are forced to deal with something before they believe they are ready.

But, as quick as they are to anger, they are usually just as quick to calm down and even forgive those who angered them in the first place. They are one of the signs most capable of ‘forgiving and forgetting’.

 

Taurus-
Taureans are usually quite fair tempered creatures. They tend to be very slow to anger. But when they do get angry, you had better watch out! Disloyalty, inequality, betrayal, those are the sort of things that really get on their nerves. Other than that, most Taureans don’t want to waste their time and energy on getting angry.

shutterstock_52556008When they do get angry it can take a long time for them calm them down again. It’s best to give them space until that time.

Unless of course, Taurus is calm enough to try and talk things out. If they are, give them a chance to get their thoughts out in the open, otherwise you may anger them even more for refusing to listen.

After the argument is over, they are usually very quick to forgive, unless of course you’ve done something extreme that they consider unforgivable.

They will still be civil with you in most cases afterward, but you won’t be able to bring the relationship back to what it once was.

 

Gemini-
As you probably already know, Geminis are known as the Twins. You may as well flip a coin when it comes to how they’re going to react when in anger.

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They may seem completely calm and centered when their words of anger cut you to the core.

Geminis LOVE to talk. That’s usually what they do best. When in anger that does not change.

When you piss off a Gemini, get ready to be chewed out. Anger may start as rudeness or sarcasm, but it can quickly change to screaming, yelling and throwing things.

Luckily, they don’t tend to stay angry for an extended period.

As long as you don’t tell a Gemini what to do or how to act, they may be able to forgive and forget.

 

Cancer-
Cancers are a very sweet, understanding, loyal and loving sign. And that’s really all they want in return. If they feel unloved, unappreciated or offended by something, the first sign is usually sulking.

If you’re not getting the hints, it may evolve into shutterstock_52555993passive aggressive behavior. If you’re still not getting the hints, they will more than likely go into hiding.

Cancers in recluse mode may act as though they really do not want to talk to you, but that is usually just a ruse. In most cases they actually do want to work things out, they just don’t want to be the ones making all the effort.

If you ignore them or blow them off, they will take it as even more evidence that you don’t care, thus doing more damage to the relationship.

Since they are so loving and loyal, they expect their loved ones to be as well. They will usually forgive you not long after, so long as the argument isn’t over something major.

 

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When it comes to arguments with Leo’s, it’s all about who can roar the loudest. Just about anything will set them off, and when it does, they will certainly let you know about it.shutterstock_52555996

They will kick, scream, rant, rave, throw things around the house and make quite the spectacle.

They will probably say a bunch of hurtful things that they don’t actually mean too, so don’t take it personally. They’re just trying to get their anger out in the best way they know how – by venting.

After they’ve cooled off they won’t hold a grudge. In fact, they are probably most likely to come back in the room soon after, acting like nothing happened at all. They are quick to anger, but they are quick to move past it as well.

 

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Virgos are one of the most patient and loving signs. They can take an unbelievable amount of abuse from people before they start showing signs of frustration and anger.

They try to avoid doing so because they aren’t very comfortable expressing shutterstock_52555990their anger. But when they need to let it out, their emotions can get very intense.  Their anger can be so strong, you may even feel it from the other room.

Virgos are still quite passive aggressive when angry too. They usually avoid confrontation and arguments at all cost. They find it much easier to walk away when they are angry, rather than sticking around to scream it out.

Virgos are also very forgiving, and won’t really hold a grudge. Then again, they don’t tend to forget either.

They are far less likely to trust someone after they realize their trust has been misplaced.

 

Libra-
Libras is the peacekeeper sign, so the scales are the perfect symbol for them. They always try to keep things equal and well balanced in their relationships, so anger and outbursts are avoided at all costs. That’s why they tend to keep quiet and bottle everything up until their lose their cool.

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However, since they are one of the most sensitive signs, just about anything under the right circumstances can set them off.

When angry words start flying around, that’s when Libra usually makes a run for it. They may say a few choice words, but usually those words are shouted as they’re running off.

Even at the verge of their rage, they will hold back, think twice, and put up the sweetest poker face they can muster.

If you hurt them enough times, they will certainly hold a grudge.

They also tend to take note of all the things they hate about a certain situation, and then mentally file them away to use against you later on.

 

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Want to know if a scorpio is angry? Watch their eyes. They tend to let you know with their eyes a lot sooner than they do with the rest of their body language. Like a few signs we previously mentioned, Scorpio is another one that tends to keep shutterstock_52556002 (1)their anger on lockdown. For a time, anyway.

They tend to get angry in their head first, then they plan their next actions accordingly.

Sometimes their only action is to chew you out in their mind without saying a word. Other times, they are just quiet because they are planning their next argument in advance.

This usually happens long before they are angry enough to explode. So, if you see the angry eyes and then they get really quiet – it’s probably best to give them some space until they seek you out to talk things over.

If you try and push them into sharing their thoughts too soon, you may regret it.

Scorpios are also one of the signs that are more likely to hold long term grudges. They may forgive, but they will never, ever, forget.

 

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Dishonesty, disloyalty, cruelty and hate speech of any kind is usually enough to anger a Sagittarius, and when a Sag gets angry they take no prisoners. When you piss one off, you know it, and you better walk away. Fast. Though, they do tend to have a lot of patience with most people so you probably won’t see them get angry very often.shutterstock_52555999

The first sign of irritation before anger arises is most likely to be overwhelming sarcasm.

If a Sagittarius is getting angry, their conversation is probably just dripping with it. Most Sag’s try to keep their anger under wraps because losing their cool can make them feel quite embarrassed after they’ve calmed down.

The most important thing to watch out for, is that they don’t create drama out of boredom.

Sag’s like problem solving and working out issues, so they can occasionally create problems at home or work without consciously intending to.

 

Capricorn-
Capricorns are an earth sign, so they are pretty easy going most of the time. However, they can have some rigid requirements for keeping the peace at home.

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Most likely because they simply want their space to be kept how they like it.

You never know what will make a capricorn angry. You may not even notice when they first get angry either.

That’s because Capricorns also tend to keep their emotions bottled up. Especially the negative ones. They’d much rather sulk and give you the cold shoulder over yelling.

In the end, they may lose their cool for a second and make a big fuss, but they will get over it quickly.

They will usually forgive you after they tell you how disappointed they are in you.

 

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Aquarians really can’t stand to argue, especially when it comes to pointless arguments with stubborn people. They are the ones most likely to ignore you when they’re angry. They’d much prefer go for a walk or a drive rather than stick around and argue it out.shutterstock_52556014

If they can’t avoid what’s irritating them, they may feel cornered and explode out of sheer frustration.

They will then abruptly avoid you at all costs until they have calmed down again.

Or, they may just avoid you completely in the future. It all depends on who the argument is with. If it’s a new relationship, they may not see worth in the effort of repairing it.

 

Pisces-
With a Piscean it all depends on what kind of day you catch them on. If they’re already having a bad day, they may explode if you set them off.

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If their day is going either way, then most Pisceans tend to avoid confrontation at all costs.

They would much rather go have a smoke or a drink to help them calm down, rather than stick around for an argument.

If that doesn’t make them feel better, then usually a good cry will.

They are probably the sign most likely to start crying out of frustration and anger, rather than flying into a rage and smashing things. of

When it comes to grudges, Pisceans will hold them in extreme situations, but for how long all depends on the circumstances.

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How Each Zodiac Sign Handles Their Sadness

from thespiritscience.net

Sadness can be a difficult emotion to deal with. Different people can have different reactions to sadness.  Some of us don’t acknowledge it, some of us don’t clearly recognize it, and some let sadness become destructive.  It’s a tough journey, but learning to face and manage feelings of sadness in a healthy way can allow us to live a fuller life with more self-assuredness and sense of bravery.

Sadness in itself is a controversial topic. It is often paired as the opposite of happiness, and what exactly is happiness? How do we define it? Happiness too can be a subjective experience.

Sometimes we may be in search of constant feelings of extreme joy and bliss, without a trace of sad feelings. Sometimes we  may choose feelings of sadness without realizing, as it can at times feel more comfortable. As understandable as these points are, these can become unhealthy ways to relate to happiness or sadness, that don’t actually serve us.

That being said, sadness is a part of life. As one of my favourite poets Rumi says, “the wound is the place where the light enters you”.  Today we will be noting how different zodiacs may relate to sadness, and tips for how to deal with sadness in a healthy way.

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Aries people are known to be courageous, optimistic, confident and passionate. During times of sadness, their fiery natures may make them prone to making impulsive decisions, as well as masking their pain with burning anger.

One way an Aries can serve their greater good while in this state is to ask themselves before making decisions, “will this [decision, action etc] really serve me?”

This can bring their conscious awareness to consider such a question, and make better decisions for themselves. Another way to better tune in to their feelings, is to meditate.

This can allow them to get better in touch with their emotions. If the stillness feels too daunting, perhaps planning an adventure where they can redirect their energy can help.

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

Taurus people are known to be dependable, practical, devoted and responsible. When experiencing sadness, they want to be shutterstock_308306837alone. While Taurus people are known for being patient, during times of sadness they may find their patience waning.

Another situation that may happen for Taurus during sadness is that they may sleep and eat more and irregularly, and “indulge in their vices to cope”.

While Taurus like being alone in their sadness, it may help them to share their thoughts and feelings with a trusted friend or a professional counsellor. This can help them better cope with their pain.

During such times, practicing self-compassion, and realizing that we all experience hurt, pain and sadness at times can help.

Recognizing our pain as a human experience, while realizing it also as an individual experience, can keep us from falling victim to our pain. Another recommendation would be to keep a routine, as that can keep us from falling deeper into our feelings of sadness in a way that doesn’t serve us. Once again, asking “will this act really serve my best interest?”, can keep us from making bad decisions.

 

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

Gemini people are known to be affectionate and curious thinkers. During times of sadness, their thinking abilities may be on full speed. Sometimes this over thinking can be a way to distract themselves, which Gemini tries to do when sad.  They may also fall into depression.shutterstock_382594525

When facing these periods of over thinking, what the brain often really needs is just relaxation. I know it’s easier said than done, however with practice, and just the knowing that we don’t need to have all the answers today, that becomes possible.

One effective way for a Gemini experiencing this tendency to get through this period is through journaling.

This is an excellent way to give our thoughts another home, and time to sort themselves out. You will likely feel a lot of relief after doing this activity. When you’re ready, it can also be helpful to speak to a trusted friend, whose advice you trust and who will be objective. They can help us have a better understanding of the situation.

 

Cancer (June 21st – July 22nd)

shutterstock_121986982Cancer people have a highly active imagination, incredible sense of loyalty, and are naturals in the art of persuasion.

They also experience emotions deeply. Due to this reason, times of sadness may feel especially heavy. They may experience a lot of tears and feelings of loneliness. Joining a support group can be helpful, as it allows an avenue of connection, and a safe place to share strong feelings.

Doing grounding exercises can also be helpful. Taking time to connect with nature, and the Universe, or a Higher Power can deepen a sense of support and being looked after.

It can also remind us that we aren’t alone, but all connected to one another and something greater in some way. Journalling, and practicing an art is also a helpful activity.

 

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 7.55.13 PMLeo people are known to be creative, passionate and warmhearted individuals.

During times of sadness, Leo can be very transparent with their emotions. Some may interpret their being open about their emotions as a form of exaggeration. They may also act or say things that hurt the people around them.

Leos are quick to bounce back from feelings of sadness. One way to cope with sadness for Leo is to use their feelings to create art.

Perhaps a poem, a painting, an idea for a book may present itself.

Also, it’s important to take individual responsibility for our feelings, and be mindful not to react in ways that hurt other people when we are feeling down.

 

Virgo (August 23rd – September 22nd)

Virgo people are known to be loyal, kind and hardworking people. When experiencing sadness, they may prefer to be alone. They also may disconnect with their emotions by engaging in actions compulsively. When experiencing anger and sadness, they may become pessimistic and blunt, maybe even mean.

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Journaling is a healthy way to connect with our emotions. Writing stories is also a way to reflect on our emotions while maintaining some level of distance.

Engaging in meditation or prayer can also help.

As for avoiding hurting others, once we can connect with the awareness that we aren’t feeling so great, we can gently give our loved ones a heads up on how we are feeling.

An “I’m not feeling my best today” can be all we need to say.  We can choose to be alone on such days, or keep conversations light.

 

Libra (September 23rd – October 22nd)

shutterstock_376051666Libra people are known for their sense of justice, diplomacy,  as well as agreeable and social natures. When experiencing sadness, Libras may feel very moody and unstable. They may not want to reveal how they really feel to others, as people view them as full of life and positivity.

They may not want to lose their image.

Self-compassion is very important especially in such times. It helps to know that sadness is a human experience, and we don’t become lesser beings by having sad moments. It will pass, if we let it.

We can reach out to a trusted friend or counsellor to discuss our problems. Also, don’t be afraid to take time off from socializing and connecting when you need to.

 

Scorpio (October 23rd – November 21st)

Scorpios have a reputation for being brave, resourceful and tenacious. When experiencing sadness, they don’t bother hiding shutterstock_284270072it. They may have mood swings and their emotions may affect others.

When feeling such powerful charge of emotions, it can be helpful for us to take time alone for ourselves.

The tenacious and resourceful nature of the scorpio is sure to pose solid suggestions in how to best take care of our situations.

Better managing our emotions when we are alone can help us better manage our emotions when with other people.  This can help avoid a lot of conflict and hurt feelings.

Meditation and journaling can also help. When experiencing strong emotions, speaking to a counsellor can also help tremendously.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

Sagittarius people are known to be funny, generous and idealistic people. They can experience very heavy emotions and become very depressed when feeling low.

However, they can also be resourceful in knowing how they can feel better when feeling sad and low. Sometimes this can lead to substance abuse; However, it doesn’t have to!

While Sagittarius people tend not to seek support when feeling sad, turning to a trusted friend or counsellor can be very helpful for them.

Dialogue with a good counsellor can become a way to open up to the sound advice of others as well as ourselves, and pull ourselves back into our magic.

 

Capricorn ( December 22nd – January 19th)

shutterstock_342869825Capricorn people are known to have good self-control, and be disciplined and responsible.

When experiencing sadness, they may feel hopeless and pessimistic. Like Gemini people, Capricorn people may also begin to overthink too much in face of sadness.

While experiencing such emotions, it helps to reach out to people we can trust. It helps to surround ourselves with a positive support team.

Speaking to a good counsellor can also help, as they can suggest exercises we can use to feel more positive and optimistic as well as have a more objective understanding of a situation.

 

Aquarius (January 20th – February 18th)

Aquarius people are known to be unique, progressive and independent people.

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They are thought to detach from their emotions, and live in their heads. During times of sadness, they may engage in this same approach, and avoid talking about their emotions.

It can be helpful for Aquarius people to journal their thoughts, and seek ways to connect with their emotions in a healthy way.

They can use their experiences to become more evolved on their journey, and also help other people.

 

Pisces (February 19th – March 20th)

Pisces people are known to be wise, compassionate and artistic souls. During times of sadness, they may  become stuck in negative emotions, and re-live past hurts. They may become very pessimistic.

shutterstock_313627550Engaging in acts of self-compassion can help us nurture our hurt feelings before they cry out even more.

Practicing meditation, speaking to a counsellor, and journaling can help us make sense of what we know, and make peace with what we do not know, and move forward on our journeys.

Here were some basic points on how each of the zodiac signs reacts to experiences of sadness, and some suggestions that can help them better manage their emotions.

Hopefully by engaging in such practices during tough times, we can navigate ourselves through seas of tough times requiring faith in the unknown, self-understanding and self-care!

Calling in Sagittarius

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The challenges of last month’s Scorpio cycle were meant to strengthen your capacities for patience, perseverance and resilience. Perhaps you were reminded of your strength. You do know how to put one foot in front of the other and survive. But Sagittarius plays an entirely different game. Even if your work this month is similar, you’re meant to take it to a higher plane. In this expansive, Jupiter-ruled cycle, seek out the people, places, and texts that open your mind and get you excited about the future again. What questions have you been pondering? Where have you felt stuck? Surrender to Sagittarius and the Centaur will reward you. Now is the time to shift perspective, expand your horizons, and let your life become adventurous again!

Yippee. More items to add to your to-do list. Don’t worry. Opening to the adventurous Sagittarian deva is fun—like racing a horse across green pastures, giddy with the joy of movement. Sagittarian energy is big, buoyant, generous, and prosperous. Its concerns are honesty and wisdom. To attract the Centaur, assemble the following transcendent ingredients: Time and space to roam, a hunger for truth, the certainty that life means something.

Next: Ascend. Beam up. Climb the highest hill or building in your town, scan the horizon, let your lungs fill with fresh air, relax in this wide space. Or imagine you’re floating on the wings of an eagle, looking down on your world. Look again at whatever experiences may be challenging you. From this perspective, your luck can improve. If you’re feeling particularly frisky, lay back with open arms and shout “Take me, Sagittarius!” If this makes you weep with joy, you got the connection!

Or visit a university library. Preferably a big one. Walk through the book stacks with a quiet mind at a leisurely pace. Stop whenever you feel like it. Take a random book from the shelf and read a paragraph. Keep moving. Read the thoughts of more thinkers whenever intuition directs. Then go outside and commune with the horizon. Enjoy an exotic foreign drink when you’re done.

Or recite your gratitudes. Being thankful alters the mind much like reading books or sitting in higher spaces. It’s a powerful form of prayer. Make it a practice to list your daily gratitudes for 21 days and your world will transform. It’s not what you’re grateful for that makes the magic–it’s just the juice of gratitude itself. Thank the anonymous hands who built your house, who planted the trees on your street, who sat in a factory and made your shoes, for everything and everyone who brought you where you are today.

And finally, if you’re not feeling buoyant enough yet, buy some helium-filled balloons. Take them for a walk in the park, not knowing when the moment will come when you’re inspired to let them go, just so you can watch them sail into the sky and disappear. Of course, you’re always free to innovate. In whatever way you choose, at the Sag New Moon, call in the spirit of this expansive and prosperous sign.

Sagittarius’s Response

Waiting for the response is the fun part. No way can I predict it for you. But in the next few days or even weeks, keep your eye out for Sagittarian visits. You might receive a surprise gift. Maybe an opportunity to travel. If you have an urgent question, you’ll likely receive a wise answer. Or a flash mob could suddenly sing the Hallelujah chorus in your local food court. A stranger may say your name with such a delightful foreign accent, it transports you to the other side of the world. The Sagittarius Centaur could arrive as a belly laugh, big and warm as Zeus. Or maybe it just hits you—that you’re in falling love with your life all over again. However the Centaur appears, let the meaning of the visit touch you deeply.

this Sagittarius new moon: be the light

snippet from Mystic Mamma

NEW MOON in Sagittarius aims to ignite a flicker of hope in the darkness.

“…emerging out of the darkness of our Shadows and our fears…into a more light-filled, optimistic energy…

This is the sign and the time to emerge out of our self-centered vision of life into a much broader view of life that includes others as well as the Earth and all her children.

Sagittarius is all about the Truth.
Sagittarians are Truthspeakers and Truthseekers.
Sagittarians always have a goal in mind.

That’s the arrow that this celestial archer aims at the heart of the matter…”
CATHY PAGANO

 

make the most of this taurus full (super)moon!

from the astrotwins

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Plant those feet on solid earth: The November 14 supermoon in earthly Taurus grounds us after an emotional rollercoaster of a week.

As a full moon lights the skies in the sign of the tenacious and opinionated Bull, millions of people are still grappling from the shocking results of a historic election that shook the U.S. to the core. Outcome aside, we need to sharpen our knowledge of all sides of the issues at hand, and empower ourselves as advocates for what we most believe in.

We can harness the steady and persistent energy of Taurus, refusing to be silent about injustice. Change is in the air, and this grounding Taurus energy may finally help those of us who’ve been dazed and confused get back into our bodies and sense.

This year’s Taurus full moon is also a powerful and potent supermoon. It’s the largest full moon since 1948 and if you miss it, you’ll have to wait until 2034 for the next one. On November 14, the Taurus supermoon will be at its largest and brightest when it becomes full within approximately two hours of “perigee”—the point in its elliptical orbit when it is approximately 30,000 miles closer to the Earth.

Outside of politics, this full moon can also catalyze personal goals that you’ve worked long and hard for over the past six months. If you’ve got your sights set on a target, this might be the day you go after it full-throttle, much like the “toro, toro” charging at the matador’s cape. Sensual Taurus can also help us make like peaceful Ferdinand the Bull, who sat in the field munching clover all day. So get out in nature, indulge your earthly appetites with some shopping or a decadent meal, pamper yourself (who else could use a 90-minute massage?). Don’t hate, luxuriate.

The Taurus supermoon is also called a Beaver Moon. According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, the full moon that falls during the month of November was named after the beaver by both colonists and Algonquin tribes. The Beaver Moon marked the time of year for setting beaver traps before the swamps froze to ensure a supply of warm furs that would last the winter.

Remember that full moons are harvesting times, where we reap the benefits of the corresponding new moon that occurred six months earlier. So go ahead and grab those bounties by the er, beaver—in the most metaphorical sense, of course. Check your calendar: The seeds you planted back at May’s Taurus new moon may be ripe and ready to bear their fruit this week. It’s like the old Mexican proverb goes: “They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.”
Bonus: The two weeks following a full moon are an extension of the “harvest” period, so work with Taurus until the end of November (and beyond if need be!) to see what arises. It’s time to roll up our sleeves and get to work.

Of course, under the headstrong and fired-up Taurus full moon, we must guard against even more extreme acts, as people dig their heels in and defend their positions, lessening the chances of productive dialogue. Take care, friends—and follow the mandate of principled Taurus to do the right thing.

In responsible Taurus style, let us all hold ourselves and others accountable for defending everyone’s humanity. And let’s hold America’s new leadership accountable for keeping everyone safe, represented and protected.

Here are eight empowering ways to invite Taurus supermoon manifestation into your life:

1. Know the rules.

Taurus is old-school and also a pragmatist at heart. Instead of reinventing the wheel or bucking the system, try a novel approach: do things the way they were designed. Our culture is obsessed with anything new, and now more than ever there’s a global call to squash the patriarchy. As a result, everything’s gotten annoyingly complicated. The Taurus supermoon reminds us that sometimes, trying too hard can muck up the whole process. At the Taurus full moon, you’ll succeed in your world-bettering and consciousness-raising endeavors with honesty, humility and good old-fashioned hard work. Following simple, thoughtful steps is the fast path to results now. But it’s going to take more than hashtag activism: it’s going to take real nose-to-the-grindstone effort.

2. Practice radical presence.

The idea of “being in the moment” can sound like a platitude; something your yoga teacher says before everyone rushes off post-Savasana to check their iPhones. The Buddhists know that being Zen is achieved by finding the rhythm, flow and grace in the mundane—the notion of “washing your bowl” or “chop wood, carry water.” Taurus governs the zodiac’s house of daily routines and is also ruled by sensual Venus. At the Taurus supermoon, find beauty in boredom, wisdom in waiting, holiness in the humdrum and the test within tolerance. We always joke that enlightenment isn’t measured by how long we can meditate, but that it’s enduring the crazy without losing our cool. Try to breathe through something that seems really dark and just plain crappy right now. Remember: it’s always darkest before the dawn.

3. Embrace your inner material girl (or guy).

Taurus rules the zodiac’s second house of work money, earned income and material prosperity. It may be considered gauche to flaunt wealth, and part of the New Age culture is definitely an unspoken disdain for consumerism—well, outside of approved brands these days (don’t get us started). Understandably, capitalist greed is wreaking major havoc on our planet. But we’re still “spiritual beings having a human experience”…and that means we live in a three-dimensional world, reliant on our five senses. At the pleasure-loving Taurus supermoon, spending money is a way of affirming the universe’s generosity by enjoying its tangible bounty. It sends a message to the universe: I trust you to take care of me! Bonus: We could all probably benefit from indulging in a little retail therapy right now.

If you struggle with fear or scarcity around money, the Taurus full moon is a reminder that money is energy, and we have to put it back into the universal supply by keeping it in circulation.

Indulging yourself is a must under this lunar spell. “Where is the joy in life without a taste of the finer things?” asks Taurus. Treating yourself like royalty sends a powerful message of “I’m worthy” to the psyche. Since Taurus governs our self-esteem, this luxe boost will be well timed. But nothing flashy or over-the-top please. Taurus is about timeless elegance and tasteful choices.

4. When in doubt, follow your nose!

Sensual Taurus knows the power of subtle cues, like the texture of luxe fabrics, the richness of gourmet food, and the olfactory power of a fine eau de whatever. Taurus energy is particularly tuned into the sense of smell. You might head to a perfumerie with a blending bar and develop your own signature scent. If you’re more into the natural, play with essential oils until you find the right combination. Your skin’s pH also makes a difference. Get samples of scents you like and let them sit on your wrist for a few hours to see how they change. A spray from the bottle alone will not be enough to determine if a scent is right for you. Set up a diffuser in your house so you’re bathed in the glorious aromas the moment you walk through the door. Take a deep breath in and allow the aromas to gently relieve the stress and anxiety you are undoubtedly experiencing. Ahh—now isn’t that better?

5. Shout it from the rooftops.

Taurus rules the throat (and the throat chakra) and this expressive full moon wants us to use our voices. Whether you’re campaigning for a cause, singing karaoke, or finally letting someone know how you REALLY feel, verbal expression is the name of the game now.

Caveat: full moons are highly emotional times, so if an unfiltered rush of feelings could cause a meltdown, vent to a neutral third party before storming off on a tirade. Remember that the raging Bull can do damage upon seeing red. A little anger management goes a long way. How can you get your point across in a way that is proactive rather than destructive? Meditate on that, then speak your piece.

If your words haven’t been getting the response you desire, use the Taurus supermoon to bring your throat chakra back into balance. Chanting and singing can help with this, as can drinking lots of water to bring more flow to the throat. This chakra is associated with the color blue. Wear a choker with blue stones or slip on an azure turtleneck. Make more of a point to listen this week too (even when you don’t agree with what you’re hearing), as gathering information from all sides can help you better shape your words.

Toning, or sound therapy, is also a great healing modality. For something really cutting-edge (and oh-so Taurus), check out The Integratron, an amazing structure built on a geomagnetic vortex in the Mojave Desert, where visitors experience an hourlong “sound bath” from quartz crystal singing bowls played at waves to match each chakra. (We visited ourselves on 11-11 last year and it was like we’d been called home to the Mothership).

6. Affirm your values.

What do you believe in and stand for the most? It’s time to get behind it! Be it gender equality, women’s rights, human rights or civil liberties, Taurus governs self-esteem and values. No, you don’t have to be bullish about your morals (especially since the Taurus full moon falls barely a week after Election Day). But having a guiding principle or two can give your life shape and direction. Be sure to practice what you preach—and if you’re preaching, make sure that you are informed. If you’ve been loosey-goosey about your values, ground yourself in a mantra or a simple set of ideals that lend you some dignity.

7. Find out what’s REALLY going on.

Because the Taurus supermoon moon falls during investigative Scorpio season, people can get riled up in an effort to expose what’s really going on behind the scenes. Often, the no-bulls*** Bull can take down one of society’s “sacred cows.” While we love Taurus energy for its sensible, bottom-lining approach, too much of this can veer into bullheadedness or black-and-white thinking—or even bullheaded acts of rage that are outright scary and unacceptable.

However, the Taurus supermoon does push us into uncomfortable terrain, asking us to look beyond idealized views. It’s time to open our eyes and to step outside our bubbles. The Taurus full moon, at its highest vibration, can help us champion integrity without destroying anyone’s character along the way.

8. Be a treehugger.

You don’t have to be a patchouli-wearing hippie to get down with Mother Nature today (although that’s fine…if you promise to employ a light touch on the body oil). Earthly Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, and rules our rootedness, helping us develop the ability to build and manifest from a solid foundation.

Nothing represents that kind of stability better than a hundred-year old tree towering over our heads. If you can’t bring yourself to wrap your arms around that trunk, sit underneath it or lean on it for a bit. Visualize yourself absorbing its strength, security, ability to grow and regenerate. Thank the tree for its lessons, take a picture of it to remind you that nature is resilient and abundant—and so are you. And hey, if you want to meet a friend for a matcha and vegan tapas afterwards, we wouldn’t blame you a bit.

three ways to harness this supermoon energy

from the amazing sage goddess

Three Ways to Harness the Energy of the Supermoo

On Monday November 15, we will experience the power and energy of a Supermoon, a full moon closer to Earth than it has been in 68 years. The moon’s proximity to Earth on Monday means it will appear brighter, larger, and more beautiful. It will also offer us the most intense lunar energy many of us have ever worked with in our lifetimes.

This is serious.

How can you take advantage of this energy? Here are my three tips for harnessing and maximizing the energy of this spectacular lunar occasion.

  1. Work some money magic
    This Supermoon is in Taurus, the sign of financial prosperity and good business decisions. And November is one of two ‘money months’ in the calendar year when money magic is well aspected. The day of the month (14) is a ‘5’ day, the number of money and wealth. So one way to harness the energy of this day is to set a powerful intention for financial prosperity and well being. In my community, we are gathering online to work with the Hindu goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, and you can RSVP to join us here.
  2. Charge your crystals and tools
    Moonlight cleanses and activates crystals and minerals, and the light of the Supermoon because it’s more intense and potent will be especially strong and useful for this work. To charge your crystals, tools (and jewelry too) simply place them on a tray in a location outside where they will receive direct moonlight. Take them inside before the sun rises as some crystals fade when placed in direct sunlight. As you charge your items, set the intention that the full moon energy will enhance, activate, and empower them to guide, support, and teach you.
  3. Celebrate what’s full in your life
    Many people underestimate the importance of gratitude and celebrations of what you already have, but gratitude launches the cycle of abundance; in short you won’t receive more from the Universe until you are genuinely grateful for what you’ve already been given. So light a candle under this Supermoon, reflect on all that has come to pass for you this month, this year, and then say “thank you thank you thank you” out loud. You’ll be amazed at how much faster your intentions manifest when you begin from a place of deep gratitude.

Luna is coming close to us, shining brighter than ever, as a strong reminder of our own power and our own light. Shine without apology, dear one, and remember now and always that what is empty can become full again. It all begins with you. Aho, amen, so it is.

the message on this Taurus full moon…

this is helpful…

from sandra at strong eye astrology

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“After an election in America that feels to many like a massive step backwards, we seek direction. Amid the chaos, there are many reactions. When considering the election result, many People of Color who have experienced the lifelong effects of racism are not surprised. Many Liberal white people who don’t have to walk this walk on the daily are in shock.

Women, People of Color, the LGBT community, immigrants, Muslims, and the disabled are in need of safe spaces, and are more aware than ever of their vulnerability. The media is back-pedaling and finger-pointing. Pollsters are re-evaluating. Trumpers are thrilled. Republicans who don’t like Trump but voted for him anyway are hopeful and silent.

As a reader of astrology and out-there, old soul, witchy sh*t, I am assuming that you are among the forlorn and aching choir. That, like me, you are seeking understanding, collective and personal healing, and a plan of action. Let’s see if Astrology can help with at least some of these points.

The Taurus Full Moon in Taurus is the first lunation in the wake of the election. As such it is shedding its light on a path forward. During a Full Moon the energies of two opposites meet to bring us awareness of the whole. The meeting of two opposites can feel like a head-on collision, or it can feel like an epiphany. This Taurus Full Moon is illuminated by the full light of the Sun in the opposite sign of Scorpio.

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The Taurus Full Moon and it’s Message
Peeling an orange.
We are working to get to the sweet fruit that is inside. There is a bitter rind. We must keep peeling. Keep working. Keep taking off the layers to get closer to the truth. Keep sustaining ourselves with sweetness. Keep nurturing. Keep taking care of our bodies, and keep diving deep into our emotions.

TAURUS is your strength; your body, your resources, your self-worth. SCORPIO is union; your strength melded with another person’s strength. Emotional, spiritual and physical. Both signs are Fixed. They show us the value of persistence. They remind that we must keep digging in to achieve progress.

The Taurus Full Moon is helping us know our strength, to unite, and to keep our eyes on the long game.

A deeper look at the signs at play.

TAURUS is the sign that rules our material world. It is our body, house and resources. It is our natural talents. Taurus teaches us how to stay alive AND that we deserve to be alive (because our talents are of value). This sign yearns to impart the wisdom of abundance. When Taurus is afflicted, it can cause us to fear scarcity until we remember our inherent worth. Taurus done right is as steady and stable as bedrock. The strength of Taurus comes from it’s championing of value; value of body and value of self.

SCOPRIO is yours and mine together. Scorpio is merging. Union. Scorpio reaches out to understand the emotions of the other person. Because of this inter-personal sharing of emotions. Scorpio rules both control and letting go. It can be hard to surrender control for the purpose of emotional, physical, and spiritual union. But the wisdom of Scorpio teaches that we must. You must let go so that you are light enough to move into the next stage of your evolution. One of Scorpio’s symbols is the Phoenix rising out of the ashes. Scorpio reminds us that there must be destruction before we can break open to progress.

When the Taurus understanding of self-worth and abundance is intact, Scorpio is secure enough to easily let go of competitive control and merge. This is the gestalt of the two signs.

The Taurus Full Moon reminds us that if we want to evolve, we must do both Taurus and Scorpio well.

We can do the Taurus things. We can believe in our own personal strength. We can own our part in this, by taking responsibility for our thoughts, words and actions. We must use our resources to create positive change. We must use our bodies to resist. We must build safe-houses for people who need physical, emotional or psychological shelter. We must defend everyone’s right to material security and abundance.

And we can do the Scorpio things…We can reach out to understand another person’s emotional and psychological perspective. We can look into the eyes of the murderer and see the humanity within. We can gaze boldly into our shadow. We can let go of control and feel our feelings. We can notice if fear is encouraging us to be controlling. We can forgive when we are ready.

We can be the Phoenix rising out of the ashes.

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Below are suggested areas of self-inquiry for each sign. If you know what house in your birth chart 22 degrees Taurus is in, also read for that house.

Aries or 2nd House
What is the one thing on which you know you want to take a stand? How can you use your natural talents to do so?

Taurus or 1st House
What have you struggled with that you’ve learned how to master? This is something that makes you unique. Can you see yourself guiding others to master this same struggle?

Gemini or 12th House
What have you been refusing to see when it comes to your relationships? Your well-being at soul level? The world around you?

Cancer or 11th House
What are your hopes and dreams for the future? Can you add more detail to the picture? Who can you reach out to?

Leo or 10th House
Do you feel empowered to have the career of your dreams? If not, what belief stands in your way? How is this belief keeping you playing small?

Virgo or 9th House
Research a philosophical perspective that can guide you and soothe you. Write down what speaks to you and keep this piece of paper in a place where you’ll see it often.

Libra or 8th House
Are there any feelings that you have been stubbornly holding onto? Is there room for movement now around this issue?

Scorpio or 7th House
Finish the sentence “A relationship is…” fifteen times. Write it down in list form.
A relationship is _______________
A relationship is _______________
A relationship is _______________ (etc.)
Notice what different words and ideas come to mind when you contemplate what relationship means to you.

Sagittarius or 6th House
Can you pinpoint the potential cause of overwhelm in your life? Write a list of simple things you can do to address this, and commit to tackling one per day.

Capricorn or 5th House
Experiment with different mediums for self-expression. Write a blog post or record an Instagram story about what’s in your heart.

Aquarius or 4th House
What would you say to your inner child? Write some ideas down. If any feel like positive affirmations, read them out loud to yourself before you go to sleep.

Pisces or 3rd House
Collect facts that can help you ease your mind. As you consume media and news, ask if what you are taking in is improving your mindset.”

mercury moves into scorpio today…

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“An air of mystery and a measure of control—there’s something so powerfully seductive about those qualities now. From Monday, October 24 until November 12, expressive Mercury may hit the mute button as he joins the Sun in tight-lipped Scorpio. But let us not forget: Words are not the only way to get a point across. For the next few weeks, it’s the pregnant pause, the flashing gaze, or the heat of body language that will speak volumes. And are you prepared to pass that loyalty test? Trust is a must with Mercury in this somewhat suspicious position…but don’t expect anyone to extend the benefit of the doubt. We’ll have to show and prove and pledge our allegiance if we want the keys to the kingdom. If it’s worth it, work it!”

Mercury represents mind, and is a quick-moving planet that spends only two to three weeks in a sign, unless retrograde. This week, Mercury moves from idealistic, relationship-oriented Libra into passionate, intense Scorpio, where it will journey until November 20th. During these two and a half weeks, we have the ability to focus on what’s most important to us on a deep emotional level.  With Mercury in Scorpio, there is a greater interest for everyone in the discovery of hidden information.  One’s powers of perception are enhanced and there is an almost psychic ability to tune into another’s thought. As well as this ability to “read between the lines”, your ability to concentrate mentally is enhanced.

We can get to the very heart of any matter at this time, especially when it comes to conversations we have. We are certainly more passionate about giving real advice or supporting others. We are not satisfied with any superficial connections right now, it’s all or nothing.

For that reason, our mental processes could get a little obsessive. We may also be more suspicious, expecting bad intentions from others. It’s a time that favors reading or writing about intrigue, mystery, and hidden motives. Mercury in Scorpio loves anything that challenges the brain and therefore we are often interested in what makes people tick during this time.

Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Gemini or Virgo? If so, you will feel a greater need for investigating deeper emotional issues or motives. Do you have your Ascendant or Sun-sign in Scorpio? If so, you will most likely feel more chatty and mentally alert for the next 2.5 weeks.

sun’s in scorpio now – ready to go deep?

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Today, the Sun changes signs from harmony-seeking Libra to passionate, all-or-nothing Scorpio. The guiding principle of Scorpio is “I desire”.  With the Sun in Scorpio our consciousness is drawn towards depth, intimacy, and extremes of feeling.

Superficiality simply will not do for the next 30 days. We have the desire to get to the bottom of matters. We are more interested in that which is hidden, taboo, secret or suppressed. Scorpio’s energy is passionate, strong-willed, and intense. Used in its highest vibration, it can be an immensely healing and transformative energy.

With the Sun in Scorpio, depth of perception becomes the norm.  Everyone becomes much more aware of the mystery of life.  We are sensitive to the dark spaces within our own souls, and more tuned in as well to depth connection with others around us.  With the night of the dead/Samhain, we celebrate these feelings, our perception, and the thinness of the veil between the worlds.

On a lower vibration, Scorpio can express jealousy, vindictiveness, and use manipulative tactics. Bring your awareness towards your feelings, fears and behaviors. As best as you can, embrace all your feelings, let go of your fears and strip yourself from behaviors that no longer serve you.

All this is especially true if you are a Leo or Scorpio Sun-sign or Rising-sign. As a Scorpio, you will feel a good dose of confidence and playfulness in the next four weeks; as a Leo, you are more aware of your own shadow parts…anything that you have suppressed or denied about yourself: integrate all those parts, as best as you can.

Tonight’s Aries Supermoon Is A Supercharged Hunter’s Moon, Too: Here’s What That Means For You

from mindbodygreen

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“This is a fiery and potent full moon designed to push through and push forward. It carries a punch that may be a welcome energy for some that perform well under pressure but it may be challenging for those that prefer a softer method. This moon also influences the uncovering of hard to look at truths that may surface during this time. The good news is that the power of this full moon time gives you the tools to embrace truth and allows you to accept, change and move forward.

The year of the monkey is alive and well. Make sure the “monkeys” are not taking over your environment and creating havoc. This is where the boundaries come in. It is best to simply say NO and not beat about the bush when something is not working. Watch for explosive reactions and don’t get yourself embroiled in drama that is not yours. Stay away from conflict if you can and focus instead on something that you are wanting to express in a larger way in your life. This Full Moon can powerfully feed that expansion.

On the bright side, this full moon supports great transformation and movement in the right direction if you have the courage to go there. The bigger the growth spurt, the more painful the growing pains can be, but worthwhile in the long run.”

from power path

Wild hearts can’t be broken—and neither can their spirits. On Sunday, October 16, the year’s only full moon in courageous Aries will rock the skies. Along with being its fiery, badass self, this year’s Aries full moon is ALSO a potent supermoon—meaning it’s at its closest possible point to earth, causing it to appear up to 30 percent brighter.

The full moon/supermoon in Aries is also known as a Hunter’s Moon or Travel Moon, since it is the first full lunation to follow September’s Harvest Moon. The full moon/supermoon in Aries is set to rise just after sunset and sets near sunrise, making this is the only night in October when the moon will hover in the sky all night long, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac. For all you stargazers out there, the moon will reach its full lunation around 12:24 a.m. EST.

The Aries full supermoon will also travel at a close degree to iconoclastic Uranus, making for one liberated weekend. This forthright cosmic energy will draw out our freedom of self-expression and our deepest, most fiery passions. Tip: Just go easy on the “my way or the highway” bluster. Power struggles can easily erupt under these explosive skies. Instead of fighting for world domination, divert your attention to your wildest dreams. Dive into a passion project, or debut the one you’ve been working on since the corresponding Aries new moon this past April 7.

“Know Thyself” is this full moon’s commandment. Say “yes” to what you REALLY want and “no” to what you don’tclarity will be easy to come by as the weekend draws to a close. The Aries full moon/supermoon basically transforms the world into a talent show, putting our most cherished dreams on center stage. Got something fabulous to promote? Save the humblebrags and go big and bold.

Caveat: Competition could get fierce, as Aries has an “all about me” vibe that can never quite get enough attention. Make some room for others to shine, too, instead of fighting for headliner status!

What have you been striving toward since the spring? This is the week to cash in and collect your comeuppance. New moons take six months to reach their corresponding full moon, and Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. La luna brings you full circle, baby—a time to see the results of your brave actions.

Here are a few tips for harnessing the heat and manifesting your wild dreams during the super-charged supermoon in Aries:

1. Go big or go home.

Shameless self-promotion is fully sanctioned by the Aries full moon, provided you execute it with both sass and class. The zodiac’s Ram is not one to wait for others to sign its permission slip. Instead, Aries energy is about charging ahead boldly, putting your ideas into the cultural mix. Got something to contribute to the world? (Um, of course you do!) Tweet about it, post an inspiring image or video, and then throw a party to share it with friends. At work, you might harness this Aries full moon/supermoon firepower to get your ideas in front of the higher-ups, or you could take the initiative and write someone you really want to work with a “let’s do lunch” invitation. On the romance front, stop suffering silently through your love joneses. Let your feelings be known in a seductively direct manner. This is a day when big risks yield even bigger rewards.

2. Harness your inner warrior.

The warrior energy of Aries will be flaring with extra intensity under the light of this full moon. Instead of getting into fisticuffs with your aggro neighbor or trying to suppress the natural emotion of anger, find a healthy outlet for release. Kickboxing, sparring, Krav Maga, mixed martial arts—this full moon is all about the fighting sports. You might even sign up for that self-defense class you’ve been meaning to take. Learning how to fight back and stand up for yourself is something the Aries full moon/supermoon is here to teach us. No more taking it lying down! No, we are not recommending that you start any fights, per se, but when push comes to shove, it will be good to know that you can finish them.

3. Adorn your head.

Aries rules the noggin, so the head area will come into focus under this full moon. With the radical energies afoot, you might get the urge to make a bold statement and do something edgy with your hair. Shaving your head—if you feel called to do something so ballsy—can feel like a tribal ritual of sorts. You might just buzz a band of hair a la Rihanna, Pink, and the haute hipster set. If you’re not feeling quite so fearless about your tresses, you could also try a piercing or treat yourself to a symbolically significant pair of earrings, headband, or even a funky hat. You might try earrings with balancing stones in them. Jasper is stabilizing and can help keep you cool in a conflict. Aventurine stabilizes blood pressure and relieves headaches—something the Aries full moon/supermoon can boldly intensify.

4. Ask for what you want.

Aries is the zodiac’s most entitled sign, and while too much of this energy can sometimes seem obnoxious, there’s something to the whole “squeaky wheel gets the oil” theory. What do you really, really need support with in your life? What have you been too timid to ask for, fearing that people won’t like you? The Aries full moon/supermoon urges you to summon some chutzpah and speak up! Courage is this zodiac sign’s specialty, so be a gallant hero for yourself, a loved one, or a cause. What could you ask for today, even in the face of your own fear?

5. Flaunt your independence.

Aries is the sign of the self, the star, the solopreneur. It’s time to go forth and bravely do your own thang. If you’ve been sticking around in a bad situation, you might want to cut your losses and move on. This is your day to evaluate: Do your efforts since the spring justify pouring any more energy into this?

Caution: We’re not suggesting you rashly cut people out of your life or march into your job and flip your boss the bird. Thoughtful consideration is a must before you act this weekend, especially with la luna’s close contact with radical Uranus, the planet of individuality and sudden changes. FYI: Aries is one of the zodiac’s most headstrong signs. Look deep: Is this hotheadedness…or is there truly some merit? Anger is definitely on the rise at this full moon/supermoon. The key, however, is not to REACT but to make a self-affirming and soul-affirming move…to act FOR what you want rather than against what you don’t.

6. Make a return to innocence.

Aries is the zodiac’s “baby” since it is the first sign. It’s never touched a hot stove, had an idea shot down, or second-guessed itself. Much like The Fool card in a Tarot deck, which depicts a merry traveler walking off a cliff, there’s an air of blissful ignorance that has its merits. Go into your bubble for a day. Write down whatever you’ve become jaded, hardened, and skeptical about. Let go of your past, even if you can just suspend it for an hour. What becomes possible for you now?

7. Burn something—carefully.

Arson charges? Oh, hell no. But an angry letter that you need to get off your chest? That picture of a hateful ex? A rant about how unfair something is that you just can’t get over, no matter how much yoga you do? Light the matches and burn, baby, BURN. Aries is a fire sign. And while fire destroys, it also cleanses. So get whatever it is that you’re raging about onto paper, or into a heap, and let the inferno purify the energy. Better yet, get a group together and burn your intentions with friends! Want to try a moon circle or learn more about how to connect with this powerful energy? Read our post on how to create your own new and full moon rituals.