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TRANSFORMATIVE WORK

We move into Virgo season this week. This is an opportunity to contemplate the Virgo qualities of humility, attention to detail, self-improvement, attending to health and well-being, humor and quit wit! Thriving on work, transformative work, healing work. Virgo is good at problem-solving. It's an earth sign but it's the most mentally focused of the earth signs. In struggle, Virgo can be overly critical, hard on itself, and use work for its unending obsession with improvement. While thriving, Virgo uses work to transform, to heal. Look into how you use and perform work of all kinds this month. What details need to be attended to in your life that have been neglected? What time and space can you devote during this month to reconnecting with the natural world, with your own version of well-being? What transformative work is waiting for you? How can you shift your perspective with humor? Reflect on these qualities and set some intentions this month for integrating this energy, going with it instead of resisting it. The Full Moon in Pisces at the end of the week is a good time to feel this shift, acknowledge it, and set some intentions. 


ARIES | March 21-April 19

Question - When do you ask for help?
Meditation - asking for help
Assignment - When you feel isolated, especially when you have taken on too much, notice the stories you have about what you should be doing. Are you not getting what you need because you think you should be doing it all on your own? This concept is so strong culturally in the west and USA and Aries as the independent one, the initiator, tends toward this belief. Come back into connection when you ask others for help, it's a way of connecting and moving from isolation to inter-being. Sometimes the simplest way forward is just to ask.


TAURUS | April 20-May 20

Question - What do you do with your complete attention?
Meditation - totality.
Assignment - What compels you? What holds your attention easily? What do you become absorbed in, not checking out, but checking in. What activities and processes in your life lead you to a feeling of totality? Follow those. Take note of them. Write them down. Let them live by making a plan to be with them more of the time.

 

GEMINI | May 21-June 20

Question - What are you cultivating in your life right now?
Meditation - cultivation.
Assignment - When you move around too much, in your mind or in your body, it's hard to cultivate. Cultivation involves some conditions that are constants and some that are changing. What is changing in your life that you have no control over? What is changing that you do have control over? What are the constants in your life? How do you make space for them, so that you can cultivate what you want to? How might you neglect the constants? Write about and live with these questions this week so you can cultivate what you really want to.

 

CANCER | June 21-July 22

Question - What does it mean to you to honor ancestors?
Meditation - bring the past into the present
Assignment - You are so connected to the past - how can you bring it into now? What memories haunt you, what places do you still hold guilt and shame and confusion? What does it look like to carry the past with you in a generative and loving way toward yourself? What does it look like to carry the ways that others have wounded you - to let it shift into your own new understanding that you can bring to the present, instead of feeling trapped in feeling wounded? We have to shape shift with the past. When you are struggling you can hold emotional grudges that keep you locked into pain. At your best you intuitively understand how to honor the past, ancestors, and all the wounds - folding them into a rich, alive, embodied, human present.

 

LEO | July 23-August 22

Question - How often are your creative pursuits enacted in the present?
Meditation - right here, right now.
Assignment - Be a visionary for the present moment this week. Use your creative powers to bring yourself back to right here, right now. Every time you find yourself envisioning some new plan or idea or creative expression that feels out of reach at the moment, ask yourself how you can embody or practice a part of it right here, right now.

 

VIRGO | August 23-September 22

Question - What if you allowed yourself to be as you are?
Meditation - as you are
Assignment - As you already are. Being as you already are. How would your life look different if you did that? What might you see about what you are already that you don't see when you're trying to improve? What is freed up by not trying? You don't have to give up anything good here, just see what happens with the thought experiment, trying this on. It's all about the mind.


LIBRA | September 23-October 23

Question - What does your body need?
Meditation - nakedness
Assignment - Get naked this week, ideally outside somewhere. If this is not possible, get naked somewhere other than the shower. Maybe it's in your bed because you don't usually. Maybe it's in your living room, stretching. Don't get naked to have sex, although you can do that too, but do this on a separate occasion at least once - just feeling your body as it is, without clothes, and see what you notice. See what your body asks for.


SCORPIO | October 23-November 21

Question - Are you giving your emotional depth enough space?
Meditation - thriving
Assignment - Just checking in here - the depths of the emotional realm is such an important part of your life force. You can be good at controlling what people see of them, even what you see of them, at times, if you feel it is safer to hide them. But no matter what you do with your job or your relationships, this is still a need. So review when and where you get to express and/or be with this depth, and give yourself new space for it this week if you haven't been, especially at the end of the week with the full moon.  


SAGITTARIUS | November 22-December 21

Question - What brings you relief?
Meditation - relief
Assignment - Relief is the feeling of realizing you were carrying oppressive thoughts you might not have even known about, until something shifted and then they were gone. What gives you this feeling, what has given you this feeling in the recent past? What can you carry with you from that previous relief, into right now? Into the future when you need relief and might not get it? If you're finding a break in the intensity right now, use it to fortify your methods for accessing relief. If you're in the intensity without a break, give yourself the gift of reflection and creativity toward finding relief again.  


CAPRICORN | December 22-January 19

Question - What is being transformed by forces greater than you?
Meditation - a spirit that is free
Assignment - Capricorn is actually quite spiritually open, underneath a certain skeptical approach. The skepticism serves you well, as long as you don't hold onto it too long. Consider what is being transformed in your life right now. It's probably a lot. 


AQUARIUS | January 20 to February 18

Question - What is being asked to change in your life?
Meditation - ocean blue.
Assignment - What might you be holding on to right now, resisting a certain change that you sense somewhere is needed? The color of the ocean changes all the time, but it's still the ocean. Channel this idea in relation to your self, that you have permission to change colors all the time, in fact that is what life is asking you to do! But as a fixed sign it's easy for you to get caught in keeping things the same (even the same rebellions). So look at this, and if what you see is changes that need to be made or at least not resisted by you, then be brave. Remember how easily the ocean is itself, and let yourself do the same, changing all the while. 

 

PISCES | February 19 to March 20

Question - What are your feelings when they aren't attached to stories?
Meditation - complete feeling
Assignment - This Full Moon in Pisces opposite the Sun in Virgo this coming weekend is an opportunity for you to take note of your emotional state, its waves, how it moves lately. The Full Moon is an opportunity for opening, flooding even at times. Try to notice your feeling body with as little judgment as possible and see what you can learn about feeling itself. What happens when you get very curious about the sensations of feeling themselves? What happens if you pause your own story that overlays the feeling - what is then left?