When Infinite Soul Buddha was born, it was a Full Moon in Scorpio. Translation: Major King soul was born, died and became enlightened at the Scorpio Full Moon (this next one is May 5, 2012). At present, please feel like you are a Buddha. Detach, build up and let go ... sort of like shampooing your hair. Rinse. Repeat. But like a Beatle tune, "Let It Be."
You have much for which to be grateful. Without gratitude, joy is nonexistent.
Taurus, April 20-May 20, concentrating earth (physical)
Coming up to a Full Moon on May 5, you have all of the committed ability to realize your true goals. Love or money? I've heard it said that you can fall in love with a rich man as well as a poor one. Don't want your breakfast that you've paid for to at least be in the gangster rival neighborhood as what you can cook. Live your life as if it's the penultimate of DIY (Do It Yourself). Everyone wins when you symbolically clarify your butter. Letting your heart be nice, and hot and clear. No burning because others are not giving you want you want. Are you demanding us to be what you want us to be because you feel entitled, or are you being your cool self that flows? Sometimes you need to feel pain in order to understand how much you need to change. Pain lets your bodies know they are out of balance, aka moderation.
Virgo, August 23-September 22, adapting earth (physical)
Now that we've passed Earth Day, please realize how you are a symbol of efficient use of all physical resources (my Virgo grandfather used to save paper bags way before the word recycle was even uttered). Being a proper steward of what will make all 7 billion of us humans get along on this plane of existence keeps me positive and alive. And I hope this feeling gets you up each morning. Begin to search for the ultimate self-centered prize ... work for only what expands your understanding of what is true service and what Buddhists call "right livelihood." Your energy is amazing and perfect when you live from your vocational self. The first place for your compassion to land is within your own spirit. Adventures rule, not any imagined caution constantly building off your neurosis.
Capricorn, December 22-January 20, initiating earth (physical)
After the lessons you learned in Libra, you realize that each decision matters. You can continue to speak how you wanted aspects of your relationships to be different. But you are not a Leo or Pisces. You cannot fall prey to wishful thinking akin to Republicans or Blue Dog Democrats who live in a proverbial bubble. Like both of these political parties, you cannot secretly desire the potential money from sociopath supporters. You are entirely better than this. I see this because I know how you do not want to live from an end-justifies-the-means reality. Connect the dots is another way of saying you are connecting the hearts. We are the world in the very same way that you are your sibling's keeper.
Having a midlife crisis? Got to make some real decisions based on your own spirit, not what you think or imagine we want from you.
Gemini, May 21-June 20, adapting intellectual, the changing mind
Shift those perspectives from lawyer to lover, from judge to hangout buddy (possibly with sexual benefits?). Move between imagining your love life from bubble baths emanating from shy violets. You possess incredible inspiration ... simply do not become too confident and let your cards show like a 19th-century female prostitute in San Francisco. There is no gold rush on any level. Taurus time of year reminds you that there are two speeds to fulfillment: slow and slower. Allow your attachment to slip through a kaleidoscope of opportunities for authentic relating that is based upon your soul's needs, not your ego demands. Love may indeed be blind, but your mind has at least one third eye for enlightened sight.
Libra, September 23-October 22, initiating intellectual
Planet in Greek means wanderer. Because your wandering part of your soul is consistently balancing itself against the conventional (aka stable), you can miss certain opportunities for true joy. It is like repressing your real spirit at your peril. What happened yesterday is not destined to happen today. What I'd suggest is finding witnesses on your soul's journey. Be the hot stuff you sense you were born to be without any arrogance or self-congratulations. You are better than how you've presented yourself. No one judges you more harshly than you do. Communicate openly and honestly as if you have major planets in Sagittarius or Scorpio. Stop, the love (and life) you may save is your own. Hello, Supremes!
Aquarius, January 20-February 18, concentrating intellectual
As your mind ruminates upon the needs of your closest others, you have begun to understand the practical realities of your deepest connections. Be these connections dots or genitalia or both, you have an unerring ability to know what and who truly matters. Learning to love the best parts of your spirit allows you to open your heart to see the best in everyone and every dot you connect. For you, star child, it is all about awakening to your most deconditioned self. Consciousness begets more consciousness. Keep on thinking, like trucking and love will continue to be a splendored thing. Risk following your conscience like Muhammad Ali and the Vietnam War back in the day. You may lead the proverbial horse to water, but if you do, please have inspired the horse to at least want to consider drinking said water.
Heightened sensuality along with the ability to surrender into pleasure, that's what this time of year has to offer you.
Cancer, June 21-July 22, initiating feeling (soul)
Moving out of the past, your past makes you healthy, wealthy and wise. Acting out from your heart makes you a delight to be around. Although you may not like your long memory, it does cause you to realize how fragile life can be. In this way, you can eek out more enjoyment of life through your awareness of mortality. It is easy to say that people trump things. Yet, I am sure you know some folks whose love of money leads them into devilish and selfish behaviors. Speak up, gush about those you love and value. It is all about building new memories through each present moment and connection. Reinvent your associations of how you can individually make this world a better place. Start in your own backyard.
Scorpio, October 23-November 21, concentrating feeling (soul)
When you feel as snug as a bug in the rug, you reach out and can display some bizarre behavior, for you that is. Your empathetic powers can easily lead you into trouble. Secretly, the saving you want to do for others represents a seemingly unredeemable part of you that hankers to be saved. That's why to behave excessively cautious makes you more likely to act out once you release your inhibitions. Your fantasy life has hit overload. Keep your routines. Analyze which personal rules, aka values, you can afford to break or, at the very least, bend. Be aware of how you will create these realities from your suppressed desires.
Pisces, February 19-March 19, adapting feeling (soul)
Breakthrough or breakdown? It is your choice. Forces conspire to keep your mind flooded in guilty thoughts and images. These energies want you insecure, doubting your intuition and behaving submissively. Nothing wrong with conscious submission between equals, but the dominant partner must have the relationship's best interest at heart and mind. Your breakdown occurs as you imagine your connections through the rose-colored glasses of potential. See what is. Keep those earth signs (Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo) around to ground you when you float too far outside time and space. A bit of well-intentioned and dignified anger or frustration won't hurt anybody when applied constructively. Your world is not ending, just transforming as you know it. Accept the subtle changes first, and the rest will follow.
Time to slow down to smell life's roses, that is, enjoy small adventures. It won't cost you nothing.
Aries, March 20-April 19, initiating spiritual (fire, visionary)
Gaia (Mother Earth) won't ask for permission to throw us off her. From ash to earthquakes to melting ice caps and flooding rivers, expect her not to ask for forgiveness either. So, that leaves it up to the pioneers of the circle of animals (hint: That's you). It is through your desire that you create the steps for yourself and those who follow you. You can have selfish desires, but these won't last. It is your unselfish desires that leave your best legacy. Plant seeds, literally and metaphorically. Realize just how powerful you are to make your ideas grow in the minds of others. This growth aids in your awareness of your intention behind your directness. No one wants to gain the whole world but have less than a noble spirit, right? Create your own brand of heaven on earth through exhibiting your enthusiastic, but grounded, energy.
Leo, July 23-August 22, concentrating spiritual (building your identity)
Honors, achievement and societal recognition comprise your May Day. Those April showers bring May flowers, and in your regal way, discipline and focus are your symbolic rain. You are evolving even if it hasn't been seen by the rest of us. Some aspects of your life flow through an openly expressed buoyant spirit; other aspects reflect your own rigidity from within. Like fire and ice, inclusiveness and snobbery can be a difficult balance to achieve. At present, it is no different. Those who want to demonstrate their appreciation set you up to be envied by so-called lesser types who have not worked as diligently as you have. Take detractors in stride, make like a duck's back and pretend the player haters are water. Your bests are yet to come. You have listened to those who have seen, supported and secured your best interests. Continue to heed your well-honed instincts to recognizing false flattery, and all goes better. And the award goes to ...
Sagittarius, November 22-December 21, adapting spirituality, wise adviser
Wild thing, you make my heart sing. Could it be I'm falling in love? Imagine there's no heaven. These three tunes represent different sides of your seemingly complex nature. Natural urges, provocation and philosophical musings, these song lyrics comprise the synthesis of your spirit. If you've been tamed, your idea of a good time is located in some mega church choir where the closeted hang out. The sociological broad brush? Well, you invented it. Needing your homes fires fed, you charm your way to convincing others to fall in love with you. And if you live from within your wounds, you'll get others to "fall from grace" through your predatory sexual behaviors, like the proverbial bad boy or girl. Your healthiest bet is to act like you are agnostic. Question those larger truths we get spoon-fed early on. Ignore a holiday or two, or hell, invent one or two. Live out your independence with an eye to how you inspire us to do the same, and our hearts will still hum a tune, or two.
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