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As the Sun moves through Pisces, we make the transition from the stillness of winter to the refreshing energy of spring. Because Pisces is an intuitive and imaginative sign, we're encouraged to connect with our inner wisdom, our ideals, and the dreams we hold dear. This is a good time to declutter our minds and our homes, and rid ourselves of stuck patterns. As we let go of the old, we can welcome the new experiences that will come our way. We can enjoy creative pursuits that help us to reconnect with the magic in our hearts. Therefore -- get some face time with family and friends! Share your dreams and aspirations for the future. It's time to let your imagination soar and your intuition guide you. Open yourself up to the spiritual insights and greater fulfilment that awaits!
As we get closer to your birthday season, you're likely to find yourself in a reflective state of mind, Aries. You'll feel pulled to get some quiet time so you can go inward and explore the hidden realms of your psyche. You can tune in to your deeper emotions, your spiritual beliefs and your tender dreams. As you listen to that inner voice, your innate wisdom from within is awakened paving the way for healing, transformation, and liberation. You will recognize subconscious patterns and motivations, and intuit how to release yourself from these habits. Meditation, prayer, retreats, therapy, bodywork, and other healing modalities are favoured now. Since you're feeling more sensitive at this time -- treat yourself with kindness and give yourself the gift of prioritizing your 'Self'. You might need to limit who or what you expose yourself to? Positive people and peaceful spaces beckon now.
You can expect a time of increased social activity as the Sun shines on your Eleventh House, Aquarius. Because your humanitarian nature is activated during this time, you're eager to connect with like-minded souls where you can share your ideas and insights and grow from each other's perspectives. You'll feel the call to lend your support to important causes and advocate for positive change. It's time to use your influence and resources to make a meaningful impact in the world around you. You can learn valuable lessons through teamwork and cooperation with others as you witness the power of the collective in action. You're drawn to community events, cultural experiences and expanding your social sphere. Don't be shy about sharing your dreams and aspirations for the future because people are supportive and want to help you realize your ambitions. Likewise, you're eager to lend a hand where you can.
It's a popular month ahead, Gemini! As the Sun cruises over the top of your chart you can expect increased dealings with the outer world. Interactions with bosses, authority figures and mentors you admire are featured now. It's a good time to champion an important cause or promote your business and your professional aspirations. You have the determination and perseverance to achieve your goals and this impresses the people around you. If you're in the market for a job change, or you want to attract more work, don't hesitate to put yourself out there because you'll get results! Opportunities for advancement might find you even if you're not looking, so consider how you want to shape the next few years. You're ready to take on more responsibility and step into leadership positions. You can showcase your skills and talents as you take pride in your work.
As the Sun moves through your Ninth House, you're encouraged to expand your horizons and explore new realms of knowledge and understanding. Your curiosity is piqued and the spirit of adventure calls to you. The desire for new experiences pushes you to look into travel options, educational opportunities, festivals, events and activities. Connections with people from different backgrounds and perspectives will prompt you to look at the world in a new light. You're eager to deepen your understanding of the world around you. Cultural, religious and spiritual experiences will occur, prompting you to explore your own belief system, and cultivate your inner peace and purpose. You might experience feelings of restlessness and the desire for more freedom. If so, go with these feelings and see where they take you. Meanwhile, exciting people might cross your path. Open yourself up to what the universe has to offer. Playful occasions with new and old friends alike are waiting for you!
It's time to let go of the past and embrace the future, Leo, as the Sun activates your Eighth House associated with transformation, intimacy, shared resources and psychological insights. It's a potent time for personal growth and powerful change. This is an excellent time for reflection, meditation, retreats, and meaningful discussions. You're ready to give up emotional patterns that no longer serve you, and embrace a revitalized version of yourself. You might feel drawn to exploring new levels in your relationships, making space to share your thoughts and feelings and build stronger bonds. This is also a good time to pay attention to where your resources are intertwined with others in financial, practical, and emotional ways as well. Being open and honest allows you to confront difficult truths to facilitate growth and healing. As you move through this process, you will create greater stability and emotional rewards in all aspects of your life.
As the Sun moves opposite your sign, matters to do with relationships are a major focus for you now. You're more attuned to the needs and desires of those around you, particularly with your spouse, close friends and business partnerships. This is an excellent time to attain increased harmony and balance in your key connections because you're open to fostering good connections, resolving conflicts, and nurturing your closest emotional bonds. On the other hand, if you find yourself drained or pulled in too many directions, it's time to take a beat and consider enacting healthy boundaries to protect your strength. After all, your time and energy are valuable, and it's important to have a healthy reciprocity in your connections. Greater awareness about your relationship needs and patterns can help you make changes for the better. Make more space for the connections that lift your spirits and inspire you. New friendships and romantic overtures are possible now!
As the Sun moves through your Sixth House, you will have an increased focus on your overall health, day-to-day activities and the practical aspects of life. You'll welcome this renewed sense of focus and determination because it will help you to break down responsibilities into bite-sized tasks. It will be easier to get organized and streamline your routines. This is a particularly good time to let go of poor habits and build new daily practices that truly serve you. Revising health regimes and daily patterns will also help push you into a better place for balanced productivity and quality relaxation. Since you're open to new ideas now, and you're in an adaptive frame of mind, you can also explore enhancing your skills through training and study. If you're looking to expand on your work, get a new job or start a side hustle, this is the time to step forward. You can easily cultivate a greater sense of well-being because your natural ambition is active now!
As the Sun moves through a fellow Water Sign, and activates your Fifth House, you can expect more energy and increased optimism. You might find yourself inspired to take on creative projects that allow your talents a chance to shine. Trust in your creative instincts and allow yourself to surrender to the process and see what transpires. (Push the negative self-talk and self-judgmental voices away. Your deeper nature needs a space to express itself and be free!) Meanwhile, it's time to have a little fun -- so dust off your old hobbies, start writing, get your dancing shoes on, call up a friend and do something that encourages joy. Give your inner child a place to roam and explore! Love is in the air and romance will find you. You're more open to love and affection, both giving and receiving, so enjoy this time of increased flirtations and stimulating exchanges. Trust in the inner light that comes from within and allow it to guide you.
As the Sun makes its way across the base of your chart, you'll find yourself drawn to activities that nurture your emotional well-being. Introspection and self-care are big themes this month, which is why you will easily tune in to your deeper feelings, and intuit the steps required to bring you into a healthy balance with yourself and the environment around you. Meditation, journaling, breath work and other healing modalities are favoured now. You can easily heal blocked emotions and stuck patterns. During this time of personal growth and greater understanding, you can also benefit from talking to others and expressing your authentic nature. Spending time with family and loved ones in a cozy and supportive environment will replenish you, and provide you with a deep sense of comfort. Healing and mending connections in relationships are favoured now. You're feeling more empathetic to the needs of others while still taking good care of yourself. This is good.
As the Sun activates your Third House of Communication, you'll find that the exchange of ideas, learning and sharing these aspects of life are brought to the forefront. This is why you will feel a heightened sense of curiosity, and a desire for meaningful connections with the world around you. New experiences and interesting people might cross your path, bringing with them a fresh viewpoint that expands your awareness. Simultaneously, you'll find it easier to express yourself and articulate your ideas -- making this an excellent time to write down or journal about your discoveries and areas of interest. Accept invitations that come your way, and don't be shy about calling up friends and making some plans. Collaborative projects that open the doors for creativity are blessed now. Additionally, it's an excellent time to sign up for workshops, classes and activities that get you thinking. (Especially ones that get you out of the house.) Enjoy this window of growth, connection, and intellectual exploration.
As the Sun moves into your Second House of wealth, security, personal values and an overall sense of comfort will be a major theme this month. You may find yourself reassessing what truly matters to you, in the material plane as well as other aspects of your life, such as relationships, personal fulfillment, and your overall well-being. In particular, wounds relating to one's value and self can be addressed now. Remember, your 'worth' is more than the numbers in your bank account, and extends far beyond your material possessions. You might also find yourself reflecting on what truly brings you a sense of security and fulfillment. What are the ways you can further support or nurture these qualities? This could involve exploring new approaches to managing your finances, setting realistic goals for yourself, and reevaluating your priorities to align more closely with your values. (This is important.) Trust in your ability to navigate financial issues and know that you are worthy of abundance and security in all aspects of life.
Happy Birthday Season, Pisces! It's your time of year to recharge your batteries as the Sun moves through your sign. It's a potent time for self-discovery, as you let go of your last year and prepare for the next. Utilize this time of reflection to consider the activities and mindsets that are no longer serving you -- and let them go! Likewise, consider what is worthwhile and what you want to continue working on and nurture these aspects of your life. Lastly, consider the new horizons that are calling your name. What do you want to initiate or begin? It's time to celebrate your unique qualities, talents and character traits. You're open to growth and change as you can look at your path with more clarity and a renewed sense of purpose. You'll feel confident, brave, and ready to push the envelope and explore! You'll be open to new opportunities because you have the energy and drive to set them into motion!