Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, #980 | By Eric Francis
Keep your heart and mind open and you’ll be better able to receive what others are offering you in your intimate relationships. You may sense that there’s a lot to their feelings, and you may be hesitant about allowing yourself to experience that. Phobia about intimacy, and hesitation in matters of the heart, do little to foster your happiness. Every relationship experience requires taking a risk, though in truth most of that involves allowing yourself to be vulnerable. A little self-therapy on that topic would be a great place to start. Ask yourself what you fear, when it comes to getting close to someone you care about. Is it about hurting someone else? If so, how long can you keep that up for? Or is it about the way a relationship might change your life? You already know how you feel. You know what you want. That’s actually worth something.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, #979 | By Eric Francis
You may feel inclined to talk, and even to reveal some of your secrets; you have a lot brewing around in there and it will feel good to let some of it out. I suggest you be aware what you’re sharing with whom. Select appropriate people when you want to open up — those who you know are most inclined to receive and appreciate you; those who you know will give you space to be yourself. If you’re going to experiment with that, start in small ways and feel the response. The thing is, the energy over the next few days, as the Full Moon reaches its peak, has anything but a selective, reserved or cautious feeling to it. As the Moon aspects the chart for your sign, it lights up an inner world that you may have never considered, and the idea that you don’t need to have so many secrets, or any at all. Still, take a moment to feel the relationship into which you’re expressing yourself.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, #978 | By Eric Francis
There are two potent influences working in your solar chart this week. One is giving you a profound sense of certainty; the other, a troubling sense of doubt. You may wonder how these two factors can coexist simultaneously. You may wonder which to listen to; indeed, which is the truth. But I suggest you not rush or push for an answer. You need to look at the alternatives you face. Moreover, you need to understand the source of your doubts about yourself. When you catch a glimpse of that factor, a lot of things will make a lot more sense.
Planet Waves Monthly Horoscopes — December 2013, #977 | By Eric Francis
You may notice that certain people you are intimate with are willing to go places you never imagined they would. That’s a cosmic signal that you are ready to go places that you never dreamed of, both in intimate situations and ordinary life. This is not a passing trend. You are embarking on one of the most significant phases of your life, when it comes to your ability to deepen your intimacy, your capacity for empathy and most of all, for experiencing some emotional balance in your relationships with others. While it may not be possible to insist that others know where you’re coming from at all times, you can understand yourself in the context of another person’s life, which is almost as good. A perceptive ability is opening up that is allowing you to see how others see you and to sense who you are to them. Before long you will be able to time travel with this experience, and look back over the course of your life and benefit from the awareness of how others experienced you, even when you were a child. This depth of understanding will help you adjust your emotional reality, and experience the feeling of actually belonging in the world. That you do is a true fact. To feel that way is a privilege.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 #976 | By Eric Francis
You may be looking right at who you want to connect with the most, yet not recognize them for who they are. People who have a more conservative appearance can be more adventurous, rebellious or even radical than you think, so this is an opportunity to pay attention and go beneath the surface. I suggest you pause on any temptation to ‘tell all in the name of honesty’ with someone you don’t know well. Who you are comes through to others more than you may imagine, even if you think you’re being inscrutable. If any contact with a new friend or erotic prospect goes in the direction of intellect — that is, talking and ideas — rather than in the direction of animal magnetism, I would count that as a good thing. The situation is not lacking for sexual energy, though what it does have going for it is a tendency to gravitate in the direction of meaning.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 #975 | By Eric Francis
People around you may be having unusually powerful transformational experiences, and you may seem to be involved with them. That is possible, though I suggest you observe the ways in which they are being carried by their own momentum. You are a kind of facilitator in the process. The smaller of a role you assign yourself the happier you will be. Start with holding space for whatever comes up. (That space might actually be in your home.) I would say be a bit ‘impersonal’ but we don’t really have a word for leaving a kind of psychic buffer around you so as not to interfere with what someone is experiencing, while being available for them if they express a direct need, or want to exchange some ideas or feelings. The more effectively you can hold this space open, the more love and healing can enter the scenario — which is the whole idea.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 #974 | By Eric Francis
Your life will not spin out of control if you give yourself a little room to experiment. It may seem like existence has been denying you some of the deeper pleasures you desire, though it’s also true that on some level you’ve been avoiding them. This may be because you’re not in the mood to take risks, or because you’ve been pursuing what you regard as more practical matters. In any event, the weather and the tides are shifting, and you’ve been seeing signs of this on your personal horizons for a week or so now, perhaps longer. This is a deeper re-evaluation than it may seem on the surface, involving harmonizing your personal needs and desires, your desire to play and express yourself, and a spiritual dimension. As for the latter, Jupiter in your birth sign is reminding you that the whole concept of ‘spiritual’ is useless unless it leads to happiness and pleasure.
Inner Space Monthly Horoscope for November 2013,
standing in for weekly #973 | By Eric Francis
Many spiritual masters and those with access to the subtler shades of existence have suggested that the life we see is just the surface of existence, perhaps equivalent to more than a movie projected onto a screen, but in truth a form of maya. I am not fully committed to that notion, though I recognize the grain of truth in it — one that might be better phrased as a question than as an answer. Therefore, examine what is real and what is not. What commitments, relationships, ideas and creative processes stand the test of reality — and what does that word mean to you? What influences of the past have no bearing on your life? What is the meaning of an ‘original’ idea? These questions may not have easy answers, but asking will offer you plenty of useful information.
Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for November 2013,
standing in for weekly #972 | By Eric Francis
Has the whole sex thing been a little weird, whether mired in karma, needlessly complex or seemingly nonexistent? You may find the topic annoying and wish it would go away, or feeling some deep need, wishing something would actually happen. Count yourself lucky if you’re experiencing this on the level of “you can’t always get what you want, but you can get what you need” — though where sex is concerned, that’s pretty boring. By sex, I mean both the experience and the relationships in which it occurs, the agreements involved and what is exchanged. Saturn has been in Scorpio, your solar 5th house, for a year, and it’s leading you to be more careful, or putting the brakes on your adventures. At the same time, Saturn points us in the direction of authentic necessity and always gives more than it takes away. You have reached a kind of crux point on whatever it is that you’re going through; events of the next few weeks are likely to come with a bold transformation, and to reveal the deeper contents of your feelings. The essence of Saturn in this area of your chart is about taking total responsibility for your sexuality and for what you exchange with others. Mercury retrograde is about finding the intersection of your fantasies and your reality. The eclipse is the catalyst that starts the reaction — and an X factor.
Weekly horoscope for Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 #971 | By Eric Francis
Be conscious how you use your power, which includes your visibility. With an eclipse of the Moon in your 10th house, you may be feeling invisible or like you lack influence — though if so, you’ve got the equation backwards. You have extra influence now, though I suggest you use it in subtle ways. While you may have to do some overt taking charge, your solar chart suggests that in many situations, the best course of action will be to work from behind the scenes. The factor to work with is trust rather than authority; that’s because in truth there is no more authentic authority than trust. Focus your efforts on those whose intelligence you respect and can depend on. They are most likely to be the people with whom you will feel like you’re on level turf. You’re in a position of authority and responsibility, though I suggest you work from the ground up rather than from the top down.
The Oracle Horoscope, standing in for Weekly Horoscope 970, Oct. 11, 2013
I can see you writing in your notebook, or on a napkin, “Okay, this time I’m actually going nuts.” Well, okay, I hear you, but it’s not quite for sure. What’s happening is that a lot of internal energy is getting liberated (associated with Mars) at the same time a marvelously complicated situation is unfolding in your mental world. Conditions are such that the increased energy is amplifying your perception of what is happening, though the situation does warrant a close look. It is dangerous to be too invested in your own personal value system; that’s one message of this crisis. There are a lot of ways to accomplish the same goal, or meet the same need. One message of your current chart is to strive for diversity in your thinking, including what you learn from other cultures and people from other countries.
Weekly horoscope for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 #969 | By Eric Francis
Someone wrote to me recently and said there’s been too much mention of sex in the Cancer horoscope. Sex relates to just about everything, especially the things that people come to astrologers for the most often: money, creativity and relationships. Your chart is becoming increasingly focused on the topic rather than less so. Mercury is now in Scorpio (sex, emotional depth and transformation), which is your 5th solar house (erotic play and creativity). Soon it’s going to be retrograde in that sign, meaning it’s going to spend close to two months in one of the most sensitive regions of your chart. There are many messages here, especially this: what you think has nothing to do with sex is all about sex. And this: get ready to learn some things about your past that might surprise you. The most pressing question is: what do you need to feel safe, as a lover, as a member of a family or household, and as a person making your contribution on the planet? In two words, the answer is: no secrets.
Monthly Horoscope for October 2013 #968 | By Eric Francis
Take advantage of unusual developments in your professional life to stake out new territory. Your chart has been pointing you in the direction of new horizons for a long time. By that I don’t mean a change of career but rather the exploration of your talent. I also mean establishing yourself on a new level as a respected member of your profession, and one known and valued for what you do. This is a sensitive phase, and rather than being about guaranteed achievement, it’s a time to preserve what you’ve gained, build on your achievements, and notice the specific opportunities that are available to establish yourself. You may notice some contrast between what you’re capable of and what others are capable of — which is not an invitation to be competitive. Rather, you’re at a phase of your work where teaching and learning are emphasized strongly. Stabilize yourself and build your confidence by both working with a mentor and taking one or two people under your wing. The process of developing your own talent will be greatly enhanced by engaging with the skills, ideals and approach to life that others use. Your professional success depends less on your standing out than it does on making yourself an integral part of what you do — what you might think of as your inner reputation as opposed to your outer one. As you’ll see, the two are related.
Inner Space Horoscope for October 2013 #967 | By Eric Francis
Get underneath your sex/romance situation — there is plenty going on below the surface that you will benefit from knowing. One layer you’ll encounter is a pattern that seems to be stuck in place from the past. This may involve other peoples’ values that you’ve taken on. They might belong to your parents, prior partners, or social norms to which you think you’re supposed to conform. You may notice that most humans rarely ever break through this layer — and that is all about supposedly honoring authority. To be free enough to experience your own feelings, you will need to challenge whatever authority you seem to have internalized. The bravery involved is not about that challenge; rather, it’s about what you will feel and experience when you get beyond it.
Pisces Full Moon Moonshine Horoscopes, Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway
During the Pisces Full Moon, the astrology is highlighting your mother’s inner trip and how it affected your viewpoint on existence. Mothers can have a profound impact on our lives, even when they are no longer with us. You are making contact with how she viewed reality, particularly her emotional distortions and projections. As you peel back the complex layers of what your mom did or did not do to honor her authenticity, you will learn much about how this colored your outlook on life and your attitudes toward yourself. Remember that your personal attitude toward living the life that is right for you is just that — based on who you are in all your uniqueness. You are covering much ground in separating what is authentically true for you from any projections your mother may have placed on you.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 #966 | By Eric Francis
There’s certainly something elemental and childlike about sexual play, though for adults it calls for the conscious use of ethics. The way society deals with this is to turn sex into a moral issue, which it’s not. Imposed morality only tends to make people less answerable to themselves. Morality makes everything wrong, especially pleasure. As I define the term, ethics is about the ability to discern the shades of appropriateness, and to make a decision about what is right for you at any given time. If you can do that, you’ll have more freedom; if you cannot, you’re more likely to encounter an imposed limitation. As well, what you have now is the opportunity to explore the nature of a certain blockage that’s been lingering around in your body, emotions or energy field for the past few seasons. On one level this seems to be about what is right and wrong for you. On another it’s about how you take a risk in an ethically conscious way.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 #965 | By Eric Francis
The way to move stuck sexual energy is to focus on feeling good about yourself. I don’t mean getting your nails and hair done. I mean acting in the world with courage and determination, and standing up for your most deeply held values in the situations where they matter. If there’s a situation involving what feels like an erotic blockage of some kind — a lack of dates, a stall-out in bed with your current partner or a lack of drive or desire — I would propose that it’s not what it seems. You may be taking way too much personal responsibility for what someone else is directing at you. You may be uncomfortable about how you would be perceived if you were freer with yourself and your desires — and this might not be merely a figment of your imagination. You still have the power to penetrate this and come out in a better place. I would remind you that if it’s liberation you seek, seek liberation within yourself first, and then share it.
Virgo New Moon Moonshine Horoscopes, Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway
Over the next week, take time to de-clutter and clean out your environment — both your home and workspace. Your emotional space is a pretty full place at the moment. There are a lot of competing emotions moving through you. At times, this may seem confusing, especially since you are used to working with such clarity regarding your feelings. An organized environment will give an additional sense of structure, helping you find additional points of grounding even if you feel a bit off kilter in how you experience life. It’s important for you to live in a somewhat orderly environment. I’m not talking about an obsessively clean environment; rather, keeping your space tidy and the influence that has on helping you apply structure to your fluid and changing emotions.
Inner Space Monthly Horoscopes for September 2013, #964 | By Eric Francis
Your ideas have both influence and impact, though it will help considerably if you keep your flexibility. You seem to be bumping up against a fear — it could be the fear of going deeper, or of losing control, or of the unforeseen consequences of acting on your desire. If you run into a situation wherein you feel fully committed but still cannot get your situation to budge, take a gentler approach. Consider the ways in which you can flow around something rather than push it or force some kind of movement. You need to be the flexible one in the equation, and you can count on that talent being available if you remember to call on it. A little confidence will go a long way — that will build as the month progresses, as you learn more and act on what you know.
Monthly Horoscopes for September 2013, #963 | By Eric Francis
Mars transiting the angle of your chart that addresses self-esteem is pushing you to act as if you had the confidence to do what you want. There seem to be plenty of details involved, though you have options for how you handle them. I suggest that you work your way from the big picture inward to the specifics, which is to say, in the order of priorities necessary to accomplish something. A large goal is always made of many small parts. Many small parts do not automatically add up to something meaningful. Therefore, stick to your vision, which your chart suggests you’ve been cultivating in its current form since around early 2011. Meanwhile, there’s likely to be some necessity that you encounter, one that makes you question whether all the effort you’re exerting is really worth it. You will feel better for having met this challenge or answering this question yourself, rather than giving up or getting someone else to do it for you. If this involves a financial matter, trust that you have the determination and maturity necessary to make it happen. This is not a test of your maturity — it’s an opportunity to cultivate and deepen it. It’s not about proving your creative power, but rather about putting your natural gifts to work for yourself and the world.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, #962 | By Eric Francis
Mars in your sign is acting like an irritant leading you to get a thicker skin and develop some resistance to the insults and injuries doled out so generously by the world. One potential problem with Mars in your sign (Cancer, in particular) — as you’ve no doubt noticed — is that it can come with a measure of defensiveness. Yet you can learn a lot from studying your responses to people and situations. These include what happens when you encounter authority, be it your own or that of someone else. You’re also in an extended moment of working out the specifics of whether and how you trust women. But there’s a bigger theme. To me, your charts look like a story of getting repeated shocks into understanding that your use of power must not be self-serving. It’s necessary to look after your own interests sufficiently to do what you have to do — but that’s different. Now more than ever, your credo must be: Serving the greatest good for all concerned.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, #961| By Eric Francis
There seems to be a pattern that’s been in your life for months. You may not be able to discern whether it’s an emotional pattern or a mental one; in truth it’s at the place where the two realities meet — what you may think of as the mind-body nexus. Current planetary movements are helping you shift the dynamic, whatever it may be, but there are ways that you can help the process along. One way is by increasing your physical activity. Don’t sit at your desk for long; get up at least twice an hour and move around. Get outside. Remember the sport you used to love the most and try some of that again. (Speaking as a Cancer rising, I have a date with the local batting range soon.) Seemingly on another frequency entirely but not really, invest some energy into writing. By that I mean bold written expression. Do your best to skip over the ‘form’ thing and go right for the gutsy core of what you want to express, in all its pathos, passion and curiosity.
Inner Space Monthly Horoscope for August 2013 | By Eric Francis
Be conscious of when you’re trying to enhance how you feel about yourself by altering externals — your appearance, for example, or making sure that people know your accomplishments. There’s a place and time for those things, but at the moment, your astrology is about orienting from the inside out. Consider this: If you emphasize your appearance in some way, that’s taking consciousness from your interior reality. Experiment with this to see it in action. You’re not valued by others because your appearance is so good, or so acceptable, or because your flaws are hidden. You are accepted because you are who you are, the more so the bolder you are about it. Consider that a focus on externals, no matter how shiny, dulls something about your interior, while focus on your inner fire is how you can shine.
Monthly Horoscope for August 2013 | By Eric Francis
If you’re finally tired of not really living the life you want, now is your chance to step out. To some degree we are all pushed into a state of compromise between our potential and actually expressing it. Some of that is about circumstances. Some is about how difficult it is to connect with the wild creative core that you contain, and so many pressures that exist against doing so. It’s challenging on Earth with all its complications and obstacles to hold the frequency of one’s original intentions for coming here. Now all of these factors are changing simultaneously. You’re in a position to take advantage of favorable environmental factors and stretch what seemed like your physical and emotional limits. At the same time you’re coming into contact with your deeper confidence, perhaps for the first time. Though this may seem like emotional movement, it’s more like certain challenges you’ve confronted are putting you into contact with your spiritual strength. It would be helpful to recognize the difference, so that you can work on the much larger scale that you’re being called to. That seems to be the central message of the astrology: moving onto an entirely new level. It may look to others like your ship coming in. In reality what’s happening is an internal phenomenon based on your devoted contact with the truth of who you are.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, July 19, 2013, #959 | By Eric Francis
Many planets are focused on your sign right now, painting a scene that shows you unearthing long-denied aspects of your being. The feelings involved are encrypted on some of your deepest psychological levels. They represent the very things that make contemporary people the most nervous — our deepest desires, our fears, our needs, the pain we’ve denied, what we feel ashamed of and every other shade of shadow. Yet these very feelings are where we hold the power that we so often say we want to make contact with. One aspect of your astrology is magnifying all this and making it clear what you’ve been holding onto. Another factor is an opening for a dialog with yourself: the ability to be vividly honest. Worry not what other people might think. This is not about your relationships; it’s about healing and growing into your relationship to yourself.
Aquarius Full Moon Moonshine Horoscopes, Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway
The Full Moon is inviting you to take a risk in terms of the sex you want. I propose that you consider this less as a leap across the Grand Canyon and more like actually letting go of something that has weighed you down in the past. What you are letting go of is the fear and shame that have come from others’ judgments of your desires. As you make contact with a deeper sense of who you are and what is right for you, you’ll be able to move around any inner blocks. Sexual identity involves knowing what you want, need and desire and then sharing that first with yourself and then with others. Over the coming weeks, as you come across new people and experiences, meet them with all your cards on the table. Then note the sensations of confidence that are accompanying holding this position
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, July 12, 2013, #958 | By Eric Francis
You may have no idea what draws other people to you, though you don’t need to understand in order for that thing to work. Indeed, it seems inevitable that it will, yet at the same time you’re likely to feel different, even like a different person. I suggest you keep your emotions closer to the surface of your awareness, be they anger, passion, love, frustration or determination. Transparency is good for you now; burying your feelings will create interference. You’re likely to be someone who was taught to take out your negative feelings on yourself. This was part of making sure you’re available as one constantly in the role of taking care of others. Let your feelings out into the open and notice what you feel. Rather than worry about what others think, observe the results that you get. You’re likely to make some unexpected (and what you might consider strange) discoveries.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, July 5, 2013, #957 | By Eric Francis
You’re at one of those points of beginning where the best potentials and possibilities that you see may evoke your deepest fears. However, it’s possible that you might not see the connection between the two. It would help if there were a word for this experience — of being at that point of contact, and then being confronted by the potential of all that can go wrong, or the transient nature of our experience on Earth, or any lack of confidence that you may feel. One manifestation of making contact with your power could be that you fear you’ll abuse it. If so, I would offer that the people who actually do abuse their power don’t usually consider the possibility that they might. So if you’re feeling it, that thought, or that sensation of guilt, is a different manifestation. Most people are so conditioned to not only be powerless but to like it that way that any other experience can be pretty weird.
Cancer New Moon for Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway
On July 8, a powerful New Moon is taking place in your Moon sign. It is meeting up with Mercury, which has been swimming backwards through this area of your chart, allowing you to reevaluate your emotional framework. Think of this experience as checking in to see how you respond internally to the external world; note where you wish to alter your patterns of response. How do you feel and how do you respond to what you are feeling? Many important events, both in your personal life and in the larger public realm, are providing multiple opportunities for you to test new modes of emotional response. I suggest proceeding with a healthy dose of curiosity and willingness to experiment. The patterns you are creating now will bring lasting changes to how you experience your life.
Inner Space Monthly Horoscope for July 2013, #956 | By Eric Francis
Jupiter has returned to your sign for the first time in nearly 12 years, and I trust you’ve already started to notice some of the pressure coming off, and your world expanding just a bit. Jupiter is providing you with a kind of cushion that will create some open space around you and deflect random objects, and give you access to additional resources. Now that you know this, I suggest you relax a little and see what happens. Try doing that Cancerian thing and eat real food, take care of the plants and get enough sleep every night. There has been a frenetic quality to your life the past few months, as if you’ve been driven by some kind of invisible psychic force. Take some time and notice how much you’ve accomplished. That’ll give you a clue of what’s to come.
Daily Horoscope for Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | By Eric Francis
You can go forward into the future even if you haven’t resolved every issue, fear or insecurity. What matters is that you remember to ask yourself the right questions even as you enter new territory, which you can think of as putting your past learning to the best possible use. Real questions have answers, though they don’t usually come all at once.
Daily Horoscope for Monday, June 24, 2013 | By Eric Francis
The dust may still be settling from this weekend’s Full Moon, which may have precipitated a falling out or leap into the unknown. What’s done is over, and your life is moving. Jupiter is about to move in your favor, and you can set your sights on a future that’s independent of your involvement with any one person. You’ve known that all along — so be grateful that you’re free.
Monthly Horoscope for July 2013, #955 | By Eric Francis
Jupiter has entered your birth sign for the first time in 12 years, hinting not just at some relief from the out-of-control feeling that’s permeated your life for so long, but also opening the way to some significant breakthroughs. This is describing an atmosphere where many unusual successes are possible. Take a little time to get used to the new environment you’re in. Feel your presence in the world in a new way. As you decide what you want, remember how much you know, and put that knowledge to work. If you have any doubts they will be in the face of an abundance of information and opportunity rather than a lack. Everything is always possible, but sometimes certain unlikely things are right within reach, and you’re in one of those moments. One key is making sure that you set plans in motion at the right time. There is no rush. Initially, certain developments will come to you rather than you having to go to them. No matter how big or how promising your endeavor, consider the timing and the details carefully. Listen to your intuition and trust what it tells you. Mercury will be retrograde in your sign between June 26 and July 20. This is a natural moment to pause, to feel and to make some observations. Let the retrograde work itself out before diving into anything new and different. Important information is forthcoming around the 20th and you won’t want to leave home without it.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, June 14, 2013, #954 | By Eric Francis
Planets are gathering in your sign now, which is offering at least some relief from the sense of pressure you’ve been feeling, and offering some tangible sense of improvement in your circumstances. Yet despite the improvement, you may still be feeling some sense that you’re trying to look into a blind spot or dealing with too many unknowns. Over the next few weeks, these mysteries will unravel, and you’ll have a lot more information to work with. The Sun and Jupiter are about to change signs, and as they do, you’ll begin to realize what pressure you were really under. As you start to get answers, you will see how deep the questions you were asking really were. As you start to feel your life gather even more positive momentum, you’re likely to want to let that carry you even further. I would add one thought, which is that there seems to be a purpose to this all. It’s not merely improvement for its own sake. Discovering and embracing that purpose will be the greatest gift of all these changes.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, June 7, 2013, #953 | By Eric Francis
You may get a series of opportunities to resolve situations or psychological issues that have long troubled you. The sensation of doing so may be like pushing on an invisible wall. It starts to give way, and as you push you start to wonder when it’s going to finally stop — but it doesn’t. You might apply some positive thinking to a scenario that has resisted that very thing in the past, and discover that it’s working. None of this is an accident. You’re ready not only to confront the conflicts in your own psychology, you’re ready to let them go. You know there’s something about your nature that makes you the embodiment of opposites. I don’t mean being a walking contradiction, even if you feel like that some days. What I mean is that a theme of your life is integrating elements of yourself and the world around yo
Gemini New Moon for Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway
During the New Moon in Gemini, your 12th house is an active place — the Sun, Moon and a number of other personal planets are packed into this area of your chart. This may feel like something new is blossoming under the surface of your psyche, or like you have access to a well of energy you weren’t aware of before. There is plenty of energy here for you to tap into and apply to all areas of your life. At times it could feel like working the controls of your own sophisticated rocket. All you need to do is envision where you wish to go and it will take you there. I suggest riding this energy wave growing from within you and following where it leads. You can think of this as letting your powerful inspiration be your guide as to where you apply your time, energy and creativity. You will get some truly unique and innovative results.
Inner Space Horoscope for June 2013, #952 | By Eric Francis
Stay as close to the edge as possible, for as long as you can. Keep your options open. You may be inclined to take the ‘safe’ route because the thing you want seems impossible, too challenging or too remote to be viable. You may feel like your deepest desire has gone missing. Please be patient, and appreciate the experience of uncertainty as much as you can, and remember that your main job right now is to keep the door open for the best potentials when they begin to show up, which could stretch out a few weeks from now. You will feel when they arrive; you’ll recognize them. My sense is that you will feel the tide is turning and know that you can move with it. What arrives is not a one-off but evidence that you have entered a new time in your life, one that will offer you many gifts that you merely need to open up and receive consciously.
Monthly Horoscope for June 2013, #951 | By Eric Francis
Jupiter arrives in your sign this month and until it does (on June 25), you may have the sensation that your life is dangling by a string. If you feel that way, trust that it’s made of nice strong fibers and that you’ll have enough of what you need to get you through to the next phase of your life. Jupiter in your sign is an authentic turning point, and it’s one you’ve been waiting for, potentially without realizing it was even coming. You could interpret this as your luck improving, though I think of it more as connecting to yourself, your community and your emotional resources. You might have the experience of seeing the obvious — solutions to problems that have persisted for too long, the strength to make decisions that will improve your life, and most of all, your presence in the world. You would think that walking around in a body would be more than enough to give you a clue you exist, but really this is about resonance with people who surround you. This same astrology will offer you some instruction on how important relationships are to you. That will come into focus as you start to see how much you mean to people and how much mutual benefit is possible. This is a reminder to focus on people to whom you have a real value and with whom you want to share. What you’re seeking is a real meeting. Where the depths of intimacy are concerned, almost doesn’t count.
Sagittarius Full Moon for Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway
At the moment, your imagination is like a prism — it contains a multitude of facets, shapes and surfaces to reflect what is coming up from your subconscious into your conscious mental space. Like a prism refracting light, it breaks the information passing through into its different components, letting you see the complex nuances of the various ideas moving through your mind. This process is providing you a rich vein of creativity from which to draw. You can utilize the entire rainbow of ideas or just draw on the individual components and pieces. Like an already full bottle, all these new ideas will overflow and take up more and more of your conscious mental space if not burned off in the form of creative expression. I suggest allocating time and space to take what’s bubbling up inside of you and expressing it tangibly into your projects. You can draw much inspiration and innovation from the well of your imagination now.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, May 17, 2013 #950 | By Liam Carey
The crab symbolizes the constellation Cancer and often the shell is utilized to articulate the tough exterior protecting an inner vulnerability. There is something brewing in your chart this week that may necessitate using that armor, something deeply significant about your sexuality and the conditioning patterns that govern it. We all have these impersonal rules and guidelines that govern our autonomous energies whether from church, society or family, and collectively they are coming under intense scrutiny; but this is personal for you right now. If you allow it to enter your psyche, you will feel either empowered to explore and experience the bliss of sexual union or fantasize about the several lovers you would have if unfettered. This will lead — again, if you give yourself permission — to a reevaluation of what you consider an ideal relationship. It’s ok if what you have doesn’t measure up to that ideal; it doesn’t mean you have to split. It just means you’ve peeled another layer off that James and the Giant Peach-sized onion.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, May 10, 2013 #949 | By Eric Francis
It’s a frightful thought for most people to have their innermost self or innermost thoughts known to others. Think of all the effort that goes into putting up various veils, decoys and disguises. Consider all the thought that goes into being polite, stating things in oblique ways and even learning how to tell creative white lies. Now imagine how much energy all of this image-building creates — and tune into the feeling of how all you really want to do is be real. You may be bursting to express what is true and what is most valuable to you. I suggest you take this as a moment when you can initiate that, or step up your efforts and be more bold than usual. You may find this idea helpful. Your solar chart suggests that it’s obvious to others who you are, so you don’t need to worry about anyone finding out something new. The question is your relationship to who you actually are. Avoidance or denial will consume your energy; sincerity and willingness to be clear and vulnerable will concentrate and focus your energy.
Taurus New Moon for Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway
Who is in your larger network and why? That last part is of particular significance. Part of standing in our own personal authority is taking ownership over the process of selecting who is around us. I suggest you take this one step further — rather than only selecting who enters your personal sphere, take steps to seek out the kinds of people you wish to fill your network. You can think of this as building a community of mentors, friends, colleagues and even acquaintances who add something of benefit to your life. The first step is identifying who you want around you and then reaching out to build relationships with those types of people. You are in a particularly influential moment and it won’t take much of a reach to connect with some people with whom you’ve wished to surround yourself. Focus on who you want around you, rather than whether or not the person will reciprocate your efforts to build a relationship. I suggest not getting distracted by any sense of doubt as to whether or not every person will respond to your efforts to connect; ultimately, enough will.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, May 3, 2013 #948 | By Eric Francis
What do you want to be known for? Now would be a great time to make that known to others. I suggest you do that in the form of being who you are more boldly, and doing what you do with more confidence. Despite the sometimes conservative descriptions of what makes a Cancerian tick, and how you prefer to stay home and all that, you’re in a time when that happens not to be true — if it ever was. You are not merely safe being seen as someone a little eccentric, who is willing to take the risk of being thought of as a little weird; your success depends on taking advantage of this. It’s the fear of seeming different that prevents many people from doing something different; and I assure you that anything really worth doing in the long run will draw its value from being original. So you have a pass on that particular social concern, and now you can ask yourself for real: what do you want to be known for? The chances are you’re already pretty good at it.
Inner Space Horoscopes for May 2013 | By Eric Francis
You’re being called upon to take up a leadership role. You’ve probably had this idea a few times lately, but now the opportunities to put it into practice are presenting themselves. There’s a creative piece to this — whomever you may gather or influence, the purpose is not really social even if it takes place in a social environment. What you’re doing is helping focus human energy. That includes your own energy: one test of who to spend time with can include whether you find someone inspiring and supportive of your own creative aspirations and projects. This is a time in your life when focusing your talent is one of your highest priorities. In such a time, idle socialization can be a serious diversion. Therefore, as you meet people, check that your contact with them enhances your ability to do what you love.
Monthly Horoscopes for May 2013 #947 | By Eric Francis
You’re about to seem like a ‘different person’ or a ‘changed person’ to many people. This is due to an eclipse in Taurus, your 11th house. From the size and shape of the chart, it looks like you have many options for ‘different’, and I suggest you figure out what they are and see if they are viable options. One reason many people refuse to change or resist change is because they don’t want to be perceived as having done so by their friends. Sadly, most people feel a need to live up to who people think they are. You now have a moment of cover where you can make a significant adjustment not just to how you project yourself but to who you actually are, in substance. People will either not notice or not care, or they will forget that anything was different; or who you’ve developed into will seem natural in the context of so much else that’s changing. The way this looks is something like, you manifest in a revised form as one determined to succeed at what you feel the most called upon to do. You can be much more assertive than you usually are, and you can count on being supported in that, if you remember your charm and charisma and your natural magnetism. Establish your goals, align with your collaborators, then align yourself with the resources that you need to get the job done — and you will.
Scorpio Full Moon for Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway
Over the Scorpio Full Moon, an idea you’ve had for a while is ripe to be shared with the larger world. You’ve sat with this idea internally for some time, crafting and reworking it. Trust that you have the resources at your disposal and the traction to move your idea from your internal space into the physical world. In essence, it’s about trusting your own creative process to be your best resource. Creating something involves a willingness to try new things and the discipline to continually devote the right amount of time and energy to completing the project. Experimentation is part of the process. So is understanding the details of the environment in which you’re working. As you share the final product with a larger audience, notice the sensations you experience. Deep satisfaction is a clue that what you are doing is in line with your soul. You can also think of this as doing work that is meaningful to you.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, April 19, 2013 #946 | By Eric Francis
You have an opportunity to reinvent your career, which really means reinventing your creative process. This may start as the flash of an idea, a meeting, or a new way to see something that you’ve been mulling over for a long time. What matters most is that you follow your impulse and put your plan into motion. Take one step, then take another. You may have the feeling of pushing into the unknown, which turns out to be familiar territory where you discover that you know just what to do as you do it. The thing to remember is that while your idea may seem a little out of the ordinary, that’s precisely the point. What else deserves to be called an ‘idea’? Anyway, this is likely to be a real one. If you’re like most people in Western civilization, you have more to do than you can handle, so I suggest you make some conscious decisions about how to route your time, energy and resources. Remember: people around you support you. Get real about that.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, April 12, 2013 #945 | By Eric Francis
The current days you’re in are likely to come with one breakthrough after the next on the vital matter of career. Not so long ago, you embarked on a path that was totally different from anything you’d ever done. This has likely brought many developments in your life, and now is the time to assess those changes and make some refinements. The truth is that you’re genuinely an innovator and pioneer, though you may not feel like one. What we do almost always feels ordinary, and it’s usually a good idea to avoid telling yourself how innovative you are. So please let me tell you. You are a visionary influence on your environment, particularly your place of work and especially the people you collaborate with. I suggest you invest some energy into focusing the efforts of the people you work with; you’re a kind of spark plug in that fuel-rich environment. It looks like you’re on the brink of a breakthrough, one that will benefit you and everyone who shares your goals.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, April 5, 2013 #944 | By Genevieve Hathaway
Your astrology highlights a busy career angle, with a number of seemingly rapid changes lately. A door you thought would open has seemed a bit stuck. I suggest you view change less as a derailment of where you want to go, and more as an opportunity to pause and examine what you want and what that would look like manifested in your life. Desire is the starting place of any path — it informs how you move, the intention you apply, and the actions taken. How that desire manifests can often come down to your vision. You have quite a few options available at the moment, and as you work through whether you want to try the previous path or create a new one, I suggest working with the attitude that it’s always a good thing to have options. At your disposal are the resources to re-open an old door or begin a new path; the key is to proceed with a vision that is aligned with your authentic self.
Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for April 2013 | By Eric Francis
Get clear on what you want to accomplish. Your goals may have changed recently, and they’ve certainly changed since you last made big changes in your life. By big I mean really big — the kind you thought you could never make. At this stage in your life, you’re likely to have a whole new vision, though you may be living under the results of the prior vision. The difference now is that you have something to lose, and some of that is worthwhile and serves you well. Keep your mind on the continuity factor, at the same time ensuring that you’re not a slave to the past. Be sensitive to what works and what does not work in your life. Be aware of what you want and what you do not want. One thing is clear: this is a time in your life when you’re ready to have more responsibility than you’ve ever had, and when you’re ready for it. Part of the benefit of living with a sense of duty is that it’s compelling you to assert yourself. That, in turn, is compelling you to know yourself well enough to take authority and get the results that need to be gotten. Remember, we live in a world where few people want to take responsibility for anything outside what immediately impacts them. That’s why the planet is in the state it’s in. You have a different path in life. It may be more challenging, but it’s a lot more meaningful.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, March 15, 2013 #942 | By Genevieve Hathaway
You are navigating an internal breakthrough that at times has come with the sensation of something peeling apart inside you. I suggest not getting distracted by any feeling of discomfort during this process. Any guilt, shame or fear you experience is a big neon arrow pointing you to take that fork in the road and explore where the material came from. What you are working through is the influence religious ideas and philosophies have on you, particularly on your attitudes and emotional patterns. The astrology at the moment indicates information coming in from your mother’s life and the influence religion had on her. Look at her life and then continue on up the maternal line. Even simple questions will get you quite far. A good starting point is asking what everyone in the family knew, but no one talked about.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, March 8, 2013 #941 | By Eric Francis
Monday’s New Moon in Pisces is designed to open up the horizons of your life, which will begin with feeling the sensation of potential. I cannot emphasize this point enough: potential starts with the feeling that something is possible. It’s not about the plan that will get you there; it’s not a reasoning process. It’s an emotional experience that feels like you have space to open up, expand and be something different and more interesting than you are. From that feeling, you can then move into a more creative mode, and then into some planning. Yet through this process, the most significant element is being aware of what you want, and tuning into the feeling that you can create it. That is what your current astrology is about. There does appear to be a secret that you’re keeping from yourself, though rather than trying to root it out, I suggest you listen, observe and notice when it bubbles to the surface. When it does, say hello, be friendly and establish a relationship to what you discover.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, March 1, 2013 #940 | By Eric Francis
It is unfortunate that our ideas about birth, sex, the cosmos, consciousness and death have all been taken over by religion. I don’t mean influenced — I mean taken over, as in bought the bank, raided, invaded and infiltrated. It seems like you’re on a quest to set yourself free of these things, though it would help to know what you’re setting yourself free from. Don’t invest too much energy in that, however — just know that it’s something that has co-opted everything, or has tried to, and that your actual reality is about something entirely different. You may experience some discomfort as you stretch past your previous boundaries, a little like shimmying under barbed wire and getting scuffed up in the process. You may feel like someone is going to challenge or persecute you. You might feel guilty, as if you’re doing something wrong by opening up to your potential. If so, keep going — you’re moving in the direction of freedom of conscience, passion and love.
Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for March 2013 | By Eric Francis
More is going on behind the scenes than you may recognize, and you may be feeling this as anxiety, potential or a mixture of both. Your charts have a sense of mystery to them, of something that is soon to emerge — and it will, soon enough, and when it does you will be ready for the changes. I suggest you refrain from making too many plans. If you’re going to address the future, stick to a very few of the most meaningful things you want to do or create, including some travel plans around which I suggest you organize your time. Get clear where you want to go and why you want to go there, organize your ideas about time around them, and then start to put your plans into action after the Sun changes signs to Aries later in the month. A few long-distance trips you take this year can have a profound influence on your perspective. If possible, try to include one trip overseas or to a country other than where you live now. Travel is the kind of experience for which there is no substitute. Nothing can show you what a journey can: immersing yourself in a foreign culture, seeing people and places you’ve never seen before, and looking back at your life from that point of view. Meanwhile, consider the places you’ve always wanted to go, and develop your short list of potential destinations. The chances are you know exactly where you would go, if you could go anywhere.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 #938 | By Eric Francis
Your solar chart is likely to be calling you far and wide right now — to distant places, bigger plans and better ideas. There’s also a deep impulse to learn, about yourself and about the world. You may have the sense that there’s no limit to what you can accomplish, or where you can travel or who you can meet. And finally, the truly extraordinary activity now unfolding in Pisces is summoning you deep into your sense of yourself and your presence not just in the world, but within yourself. I think that all of the seemingly big stuff, such as ideas for travel, and all that you want to create, will flow more easily if you focus on your sense of presence. I mean this in the physical and emotional sense of you actually being here, on the planet, right now. That sensation ought to be pretty accessible at the moment, the feeling that your mind and soul are seated in a body, and that your body occupies actual space and time. You can get anywhere from here — as long as you start right where you are, and that’s what I’m suggesting that you do.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 #937 | By Eric Francis
There are those days when we seem to live in a world of the self-centered and superficial. It’s frustrating if you’re one of those people who practices self-awareness, because a little goes a long way, though it comes at a cost. And what cost would that be? Well, self-awareness is the antidote for hypocrisy, and not being a hypocrite puts one at a voluntary disadvantage. Anyway, for the moment, you will be encountering some people who cannot see past their own self-interest, and it will help immensely if you recognize them for who they are. You should have the information you need to sort this out fairly quickly after you meet someone. You then will have the option to forget what you discovered, or put the information to work. If someone is not interested in anyone or anything besides themselves, as evidenced primarily by their actions, then you cannot logically expect them to be of any help to you. This is not an accident; it’s a way of life, and I’m here to tell you that you have a different agenda.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 #936 | By Eric Francis
You’re starting to figure out that you must have a vision for your life, though the even better news is that you’re starting to get one. Sometimes this seems easy and sometimes it seems much more difficult. Recent developments are giving you a clue how much progress you’ve made over the past couple of years, and now you seem to be at a flashpoint. It is essential that you think in terms of what is possible, coupled with your willingness to take the steps to make it actually happen. It’s also vital that you focus on cooperation with others rather than competition — which means casting others in the role of supporter, collaborator or partner. If you allow yourself to have a bias that others are here to help you, you’re more likely to think of them that way. And there’s a pretty good chance it’s true, so you have the odds in your favor here. Keep an eye out for the person who knows how to influence others.
Inner Space Monthly Horoscope for February 2013 | By Eric Francis
You have company in your sexual healing process. Indeed, anyone with you in a sexual way must be a healing partner, and if they are not, I suggest you address that. Healing means consciousness and acting on what you know. There is no room to ignore anything; in the world you’re now in, contact leads to consciousness, which leads to choice. This may seem to throw a damper on things, but this is the time in your life when you’re here to resolve old karma, not create new karma. Part of how this is done is through making sure that whatever happens between you and someone you share intimacy with is done in the spirit of truth, understanding and recognition that we are beings free to make choices. Yet in this context, respect must be the highest value, starting with respect for yourself.
Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for February 2013 | By Eric Francis
Some of the most appealing people you meet this month will resemble you the least. As one born under the sign Cancer, familiarity is something you treasure, understandably enough. I suggest that this month you place an enhanced value on what is different, interesting and which challenges your emotional perspective. For example, if you have a tactile approach to contact, or if you like affection demonstrated openly, you may experience some unusual pleasures from someone who takes a more detached approach. Overall, actually, a bit of detachment would be a good approach; I suggest that you sidestep any urge to make a ‘permanent’ bond with someone at this point. The wheel of your life is spinning pretty quickly, and there’s still no telling where it’s going to stop. Therefore, this is a good time to place a high value on your freedom of movement and your freedom to choose. Leave your options open — particularly if you feel pressured to make a decision by your friends (or by some other social pressure) to make a commitment you don’t feel right about making. It’s not always obvious when these kinds of influences are applied, or when we’re falling for them; I suggest you pay careful attention. The idea here, as I’ve suggested, is to leave some options open for the near future, when many other options are likely to manifest. Chances are you’ll discover that you can have worthwhile experiences in the moment, without clinging to them.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 #934 | By Eric Francis
If we need an ethic for the next age of humanity, it’s ‘the greatest good for all concerned’. When you think of the shift in thinking and orientation that would be required to use that idea, it seems like a lot. But it starts with something simple, which is being able to see past self-interest. I believe it’s necessary to take care of yourself so you can participate in taking care of others, but that’s another way of seeing beyond your own life as the cosmic be-all. Now, in your life, it may be, and this is the thing that I’m suggesting you stretch: that you stop and before making any decision, consider the influence on everyone who is involved. Then consider your self-interest. You are making progress when you’re able to keep both in your mind at the same time, and consider the facts until you get some pieces to a solution set that works for everyone. Such a thing actually exists — though it will help if you believe that first.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 #933 | By Eric Francis
You are in extraordinarily rich relationship territory; your bonds with others are deepening and the potential exists for one particular person to join you in entering unusually deep caverns within yourself. I suggest, however, that you embrace these developments with a spirit of welcoming change rather than courting permanence. It’s not that the people you encounter now will not last; to the contrary, one or more may prove to be around for quite a while. I suggest that you stay in the present and keep the energy moving, allowing the elements in the environment to form new compounds, and the sensations in your body to lead to a new depth of emotional sharing and contact. Your concept of a partner or lover is changing, as is your desire for language to describe the experience and to share your feelings with others. These are matters more practical than mystical, particularly the language piece. Listen carefully, say what you mean and get your conversation partner to propose what they think you mean. Certainty of understanding is rare; you can come close now.
Inner Space Monthly Horoscope for January 2013 | By Eric Francis
Plenty seems to be changing in your life, but is it really happening to you? It would seem that most of what is moving is focused on the lives and situations of others, and being the sensitive person you are, you need to exercise choice over your involvement. There will be situations involving intimate partners where you will have a direct role, and even there, it’s important that you recognize your limited involvement. This will help matters rather than hinder them. Part of your value in the situation is expressing empathy and holding space, while not being too wrapped up in it. Learning this skill may be one of the central ‘lessons’ of this lifetime. To safely assist and facilitate the processes of others, a measure of objectivity is required, and as you know, that is easier said than done.
Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for January 2013 | By Eric Francis
You don’t need anyone else’s permission to succeed. You don’t need to build consensus. It’s nice when people agree with you and support you, though that’s meaningless unless it’s based on having mutually respected values with another person. What I suggest you do is gently exert your leadership, which is to say, be clear what you are doing when it impacts the lives of others, and live by example. A significant part of that leadership now involves listening, without challenging what you hear. If you do that carefully, you may notice that any position taken by another, that angers or frustrates you, is coming from some intersection with your own sense of injury. That’s the place to start the resolution process within yourself, and when you do, remember not to let it affect your confidence. What you are experiencing is part of learning leadership skills. That involves walking a straight and narrow path, but it’s essential that you not let others dictate your route. We all influence one another, and it’s clear that you’re being influenced by your social environment at the moment, though this much is essential to know: leadership is not about popularity. It’s about respect, and that begins with self-respect. We can break that down to a few ideas. One of them is, do you have a clear enough understanding of yourself not to be swayed by the views of others? Can you listen to what people say, and take that information on board without being pushed around? You will likely find out this month.