Capricorn 2013

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, #980 | By Eric Francis

The sky is now focused on your sign. The Sun makes its annual return to Capricorn on Saturday (the southern solstice), and just a few hours later, Venus stations retrograde in your sign. This is a combination of factors that are likely to ignite your passion, help you focus your energy and feel how strong, loving and creative you can be. The reason you can be these things is because you are them already, so this is really a matter of emphasis, and of bringing out what is already inside you. I suggest, in that spirit, that you remove as many encumbrances on your time and energy as you can for the next few weeks. Make room for yourself. Take time to reflect and to appreciate who you have become and what you’ve created for yourself. This will be a meaningful time of reflection that will have the power to shape the course of your life.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, #979 | By Eric Francis

You must be bursting at the seams of your soul. You are being flooded with etheric energy, which seems to have its source deep inside you. This is opening up what you can think of as a direct spiritual connection to something that seems beyond yourself — though you’re really seeing, and experiencing, what you’re made of. But…spiritual? I know, it hardly seems like an accurate way to describe the diversity of strange, steamy, potentially socially transgressive thoughts that are coming through you. These could also be manifesting as fear, though if so, that would be a sign of resistance. You might have the idea that if you let yourself indulge just a little, you will lose control entirely (and this idea didn’t come from you). You are safe witnessing and feeling whatever is coming to the surface of your consciousness. I suggest you not seek others for validation, but use this occasion as a reminder that who you are is natural, and that if freedom means anything, that would include the freedom to know yourself.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, #978 | By Eric Francis

When the rewards for all your hard work the past couple of years arrive they’re unlikely to be quite what you were expecting. Often the personal benefit of being in service is the opportunity to be of even greater service. So get used to it. Is this not exactly what you’ve been asking the universe for? What’s worth noting is that you’re being called upon to help in ways that only you can. You’ve built a reputation to a great extent on this fact alone. Success is no longer a matter of whether you fit in; it’s a matter of being entirely willing to play your precise role on the great stage of life. As such you can indulge fully in the experience; you can take every advantage that comes to you; you can afford to take a few risks.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscopes — December 2013, #977 | By Eric Francis

You are rapidly moving toward a breakthrough. Since this is something you have initiated but cannot control, I suggest focusing on aligning your intentions with your actions, every single time you make a move. It is debatable whether control even exists. What you can be certain exists is the potential to guide your existence and your creative power one step at a time, one decision at a time, in a series of conscious steps. This is a little like rock climbing or rafting or any other noncompetitive sport. You know your goal, you have your basic approach, and then you deal with the questions and challenges of the moment in the moment you are living them. This is the most efficient — and fun — way to get to your destination. It’s also the best way, at the moment, to align your life with what you want. I am suggesting this as an alternate to control dramas, resistance, power struggles and other huge wastes of energy and focusing power. Your chart is set up for incremental progress that all of a sudden manifests as a kind of crest that feels like you suddenly overcame some huge obstacle; really, all you can ever do is look forward and take one step at a time.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 #976 | By Eric Francis

There seem to be two relationship situations or intimate encounters developing simultaneously. One has the sensation of you seeking someone who you admire but who is, at the moment, aloof and inaccessible. At the same time, someone is making an approach to you, though you may not feel like they’re up to your level. The whole aloof thing is getting old, is it not? Relationships need to be about more than dreams and wishes. But you do have your standards — which I suggest you set aside until you really get to know whoever may be taking an active interest in you. You have that opportunity, though it looks as if you may not even be noticing that someone is interested. One other take on your charts right now is to make sure you set a high priority on taking care of children and teenagers in your environment. Take a gentle approach, listen carefully and help when you can.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 #975 | By Eric Francis

Recent aspects have brought out a side of your nature that you might have never considered ‘going public’ with, though you just might be having that idea now. One persistent question is, why are certain things we’re supposed to keep secret really in that category? What is the purpose of a general ban in admitting your deepest inner reality when it matters the most? There is a purpose — though it has nothing to do with YOUR purpose. It seems like you’ve arrived at the point where you’re ready to start openly asking questions you’ve been brewing for a long time. There’s no need to do this in The New York Post. The place to have the discussion is among friends. One quality of your sign is that it’s essential for you to share actual values with the people you spend time with. Speaking your mind and your feelings will pull that issue into focus, so you can get a good look at it.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 #974 | By Eric Francis

It’s not easy to take even a single step outside of the reasoning that love is good and lust is bad, which reasoning is based on the notion that there is some actual distinction to be made. Sure, checking out someone’s ass as they walk down the street is different from deep and abiding friendship. Yet that fact alone does not make one bad and the other good, or one fake and the other real. Both are natural, and for your purposes, what is natural is healthy and related to everything else that’s a fact of nature. At the moment your tendency is likely to be running in the direction of lusty passion, a sensation that’s going to grow stronger over the next few days. This is more likely to put you into the company of people you’re in harmony with.

Inner Space Monthly Horoscope for November 2013,
standing in for weekly #973 | By Eric Francis

If you’ve felt in any way involved in a situation with no easy way out, you now have an opening. In the most pragmatic terms, it looks a little like making new friends, particularly where you’ve wanted to go but found to be challenging in the past. However, more significantly, this is about changing your social patterns. New people, new places, new times of day to socialize — get out of your ruts and into the meadow. That’s the theme of your life these days; the past stands no chance against the future that is approaching. Who you were will never compare to the person you are becoming. Most of what you need to do is get out of your own way, though doing things differently, even modest things (like how you drive home from work, or what train you take) will shuffle your consciousness in a friendly, practical way.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for November 2013,
standing in for weekly #972 | By Eric Francis

You may not feel like the flavor of the month, but if you refuse to be swayed by group opinion, you’ll discover how much respect people have for you. At the same time you’ll discover a new depth of self-respect. This word — respect — means to see again. There’s a re-evaluation implied, with the result being seeing something that you hadn’t seen before. This lends some credence to the idea that respect can be earned or gained as people get to know one another, or get to know themselves. And there is the hint that it may take some time for that to happen, especially if your ruling planet Saturn is involved in the equation (which it is). Therefore, allow some time to pass, during which there may be a bit of confusion, mixed or missed messages, and a little competition for a niche. Remember, though, that your niche is all your own — the thing you do that nobody else can do; the gift you have that is yours alone, and which you may discover in the process of offering it to others. As you move through this territory, just make sure that you don’t con yourself into coming to any ‘final’ conclusions about who you are, what you do or what you have to offer. Make room for a discovery process — there’s plenty to discover.

Weekly horoscope for Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 #971 | By Eric Francis

Many efforts have been made to reconcile religion with science. It’s a noble effort, though I think that the only possible point of contact is the honest pursuit of truth, which is not guaranteed by either mode of inquiry. Frequently we see where both have become the same form of dictatorship. What will help you most now is to ask honest questions. Ask them of yourself, ask them of others and ask them of existence. Consider the responses you get to be like food, which must be chewed in order to be digestible. When you get a response, from whatever source, the best thing you can offer back, and offer to yourself, is thoughtful consideration. Make the choice not to be intimidated by the search for truth, or for understanding. Learn not to be intimidated by thinking you were wrong; bypass that entirely in place of what is real.

The Oracle Horoscope, standing in for Weekly Horoscope 970, Oct. 11, 2013

A variety of unusual factors are conspiring to push your professional life ahead by light years. These are recent developments and they’re impossible to miss. You may at times feel like you’re losing control of the process, but that’s part of what happens at times of big change, and part of how you know you’re actually there. Within the experience, you have a lot of room to make several very specific decisions about what you want to be doing and how. You may need to negotiate with certain people a little bit — but you’re in the perfect position to do so.

Weekly horoscope for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 #969 | By Eric Francis

Come on like a storm. Refuse to hesitate, to second guess, to equivocate. Present yourself at full strength and with your full intent. But let beauty and refinement be your camouflage. Set your goals, focus on what you want and actively take the steps to get there. Yet make sure everything is presented elegantly, diplomatically and in a way that honors the aesthetics that one might expect under the specific circumstances involved. Yes, there is a way to be radical and tasteful; revolutionarily beautiful. You can say just about anything you want, as long as you say it well, and proofread your copy. You can present any idea you want, as long as you make it easy for people to understand. You can do nearly anything you want, as long as you do it with some finesse. Beauty, finesse and clarity offer credibility, by demonstrating that you really do care about others. Perhaps it’s a trick of the mind, or a trick of astrology involving a magnificent Libra event in your chart. What matters is that you will get results, even if you think that’s unlikely.

Monthly Horoscope for October 2013 #968 | By Eric Francis

It will be a good idea to step back from the festivities, the fuss and the fireworks that develop later in the month and into early November. You’re focused on certain specific tasks right now, and you know you’re operating within the constraints of time and resources. Your astrology suggests you have enough of both, but not if you squander them on a drama that, in the end, you will discover had nothing to do with you. There are many ways to use the substantial astrology that’s rapidly approaching — astrology that will grant you visibility, the potential to meet new friends, and most of all, that will focus your sense of purpose. Therefore, start with purpose, which is similar to intent, and then rather brutally, evaluate every situation on whether you think it will advance your cause or work against it. As the next few weeks develop, this will be especially true of social situations, in which I would include parties, partying, going out and mindless diversion on the Internet. Alternately, the environment you’re in is very well suited for establishing your reputation based on real accomplishments, developing working relationships with people and carving out your special niche in the culture. Some of this is subject to serendipity and synchronicity; none of it is casual or haphazard. The temptation to be popular is more likely to work against you than it is to help. Therefore, keep your focus.

Inner Space Horoscope for October 2013 #967 | By Eric Francis

Part of really being yourself involves enduring some unpopularity. This is a fact that is left out of the ‘be yourself’ discussion — or relegated to the fine print. Some of enduring unpopularity involves figuring out how little so many people know, and, sadly, how dull they really are. If you find yourself anyplace you don’t fit in, consider the possibility that you’re too interesting. That leaves you with another challenge, which is finding someplace that actually intrigues you. The fastest way to get there seems to be entertaining yourself rather than going on a search. The kind of interesting people you want are the ones who don’t need too much affirmation of how cool they are; whose minds are creative enough to skip the whole social level of awesomeness but who can have fun with it when they want to. That describes you pretty well these days.

Pisces Full Moon Moonshine Horoscopes, Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway

At the moment, your intuition is particularly sharp, providing you with an extra level of information in your arrangements and communications with others. Those around you are pushing to take a leap, even though they don’t seem to be operating with all the information. You are in a position where information will be coming to you in the form of emotional clues. You can also think of this as listening to your gut, using it as sort of a Geiger counter that will lead you to the information you need. As you connect the dots, apply patience; it will take some time for the whole picture to come into focus. Once you can see the whole landscape you’ll be in an excellent position to lead the endeavor forward, taking in all calculated risks.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 #966 | By Eric Francis

Focus on your message, which means having clear ideas and putting them into clear words. Keep it simple: don’t worry about being deep. You can do this without dumbing down anything, or compromising your point of view. Indeed, the idea is to get closer to your actual position, so that it can be more understandable to others. In that spirit, be accurate, precise and clear. If you’re writing and you make an error, admit to it and correct it visibly. Impeccability will lead you in the direction you want to go. Along this same line of reasoning: it’s important that you not push an argument or point of view; state it clearly and wait for a reply, even if that response takes several days to come back. Your words carry considerable authority, and one reason that someone may delay in responding is because they are having a response that they cannot articulate yet. Give any scenario till the 22nd to work out — the equinox is an obvious turning point. Till then, be patient. And be precise.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 #965 | By Eric Francis

You may fear that the conversation will veer in the direction of sensitive issues or extremely private subject matter, and if that’s true then it’s exactly where I suggest you allow things to go. You want depth and many factors in your life are offering the opportunity to go there. I suggest you be mindful of how much you may fear your secrets getting out into the public. Indeed it may be your worst fear, but if you allow that to run your private life then you’re living like an emotional hostage. People care a lot less about your secrets than you may think. Everyone has plenty else on their mind; what you’re experiencing is the fear of an illusion. That said, there is a lot of relief to be gained when you stop caring about the views of others on your most private matters, or perhaps more to the point, when you decide you simply must be known for who you are.

Virgo New Moon Moonshine Horoscopes, Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway

For some time you’ve been reworking or re-envisioning how you see the larger collective and world. This new perspective has what many may consider a spiritual component — a sense of deeper meaning to existence for both you and the larger human race. The Virgo New Moon is helping you translate that larger picture into more tangible and grounded terms. Think of it as taking something that’s more conceptual and breaking it down into how the idea actually applies to you and your daily life. Theory only works so far; to really get inside a perspective you need it to relate to your life. As you narrow this new viewpoint down to something that is true and applicable to you, you will be able to more easily convey this idea, in easily understandable terms, to a few close partners.

Inner Space Monthly Horoscopes for September 2013, #964 | By Eric Francis

You might question whether what you perceive in others is your own shadow projected onto them, or whether it’s really some issue they have. It could be a little of both, though in any event there is significant benefit that can come from asking the questions that help you verify your perceptions. Relationships often get tangled in a hall of mirrors, and this is the stuff of which those mirrors are made. If you determine that something belongs to you, it’s that much easier to address. If you determine that something is the property of another person, that at least helps you understand where the lines of responsibility really are. All of us who live on our particular planet have work to do. It helps considerably if we do our own work and allow others to do theirs.

Monthly Horoscopes for September 2013, #963 | By Eric Francis

How much are you willing to reveal about yourself, and why would you hold back at all? There seems to be some tension between what is ‘really going on’ and what you want to be known in some public context. I don’t think the paparazzi are after you, but it may feel that way. You could entertain yourself with paranoia about what might come out, though if you’re hanging out there I suggest you ask yourself what you want the world to know about you. I don’t mean what soap you use. I mean what would ordinarily be considered entirely inappropriate, presumed to be damaging to your reputation or image, and even dangerous. The flirtation is between hold back and let go. There may be a diversity of opportunities you have that you want to explore and the deciding factor may seem to be what people might think. You have some options here: one of them is to blow the doors off and be happy that they might discover anything and everything. Assuming felonies are not involved, that could work out well for you. The obsession with secrecy is one of the things that is choking not just your experience but that of many, many people, and I would count the urge to set ourselves free as a healthy impulse.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, #962 | By Eric Francis

Shadows may keep arising in your relationships — the feelings and perceptions you don’t want to be there but that somehow persist. This may be the thing that’s driving you to try to get control over that which ultimately cannot be controlled. As this goes on, you might discover that it gets harder to have a grip on your emotions or the feelings of others. I suggest that you engage directly with whatever you think is the thing you want to avoid the most. You may fear that you’re smaller than whatever it is you’re worried about, but you won’t know until you meet it in a conscious way. This doesn’t need to be a confrontation; it would be wise of you to approach from the edges and work your way into the subject matter gently but with some resolve. Remember that shadow is not a thing in itself; it’s the absence of light. The strongest light in the universe is that of awareness.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, #961| By Eric Francis

Over the next few days, you’ll need to iron out the details of a commitment that is finally showing some promise. Though you may be feeling enthusiastic about this, the details are significant. Be conscious that what seems off to a great start may arrive at an obstacle of some kind, which is your clue to get a new overview, then get busy with the subtle points. In this whole matter, your flexibility will count for a lot. Said another way, you hold a lot of power, particularly in your ability to say yes or no to just about anything. It will help to recognize when you are and are not willing to bend, compromise and look for a work-around. One potential sticking point is how you think you’re perceived by your friends, the community and whatever you define as the ‘public’. Is there some issue of image involved here? Are you concerned about being seen as something you’re not, or revealed for something that you are? If that is a factor, it would be better if it was a conscious one, rather than a covert one.

Inner Space Monthly Horoscope for August 2013 | By Eric Francis

There seem to be two parallel worlds in your relationships. One looks like passion and chaos, complete with mixed signals flying in all directions, bright light, dark shadows, passion and repulsion. In a parallel world there is focus, devotion, purpose and clarity. There is the honoring of what is vital and what is real. There is a conscious relationship to tradition, with everyone doing their part to uphold something that’s older than everyone involved. I would propose that your life would be easier if you were to choose one of these worlds rather than trying to live in both at the same time. I can understand wanting elements of both, but not making up your mind is denying you either of them. Here is a clue: they have a lot in common; but in one, the passion is in a more accessible, available form.

Monthly Horoscope for August 2013 | By Eric Francis

As you make your way through life, pay attention to who notices you, who makes eye contact, who returns your smile, who offers you emotional resonance. Notice who laughs at your jokes and who cares when you talk about a topic or issue that’s important to you. You may have become so accustomed to the feeling of intimidating others that you expect people to respond to you that way. It would help if you could set aside that expectation, because it has a way of perpetuating itself. It’s true that people are generally intimated, timid and self-centered. You don’t need to light up the whole room — you merely need to notice the one or two people nearby who have some light in their eyes. And they are likely to be the ones who notice you. One thing remains constant through the whole extended phase of Pluto in Capricorn: that is insisting that you maintain inner focus, which is to say, your inner awareness. You may notice that some people enhance that focus no matter what you’re doing together (and some distract you from it). They’re the ones to cultivate relationships with, because they support your relationship with yourself and vice versa. Codependency is a great reason to avoid certain kinds of relationships. Fortunately, there is an alternative.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, July 19, 2013, #959 | By Eric Francis

Are there enough influences in our society designed to make us all paranoid? I suggest you filter them out for the next few days, and invest your energy in people and activities that cultivate positive responses in you. You will need to use some discernment in order to do that, because not everyone who seems positive really is. You will be able to tell who is life-affirming by your emotional response. Yet you may also discover as you do this just how much negativity there is: how much fear, how much hostility, how much corruption. What you’re faced with is a spiritual question, in particular, of how you want these things to influence you. The external factors are there. Your mission is to determine what power you have over how you respond to your environment and who and what you allow closer to you. Discernment is the key. This will require vigilance and care, and moreover, a commitment to love and life.

Aquarius Full Moon Moonshine Horoscopes, Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway

During this week’s Aquarius Full Moon, you are reworking an idea around how you feel about your gifts — those skills that are a direct contribution to the larger world. They make an impact on more than just your local environment, though there may have been times you had a hard time connecting what you have to give and the large sweeping reach it did have. What you have to give back to the world isn’t a magic bullet to instantly fix all problems. Rather, it requires discipline, time and patience to fully apply your skill and see the results of your work. Note how you feel when you do this work, the sense of meaning in your life that comes with sharing skills that are both very personal for you and also make a positive impact in the lives of others.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, July 12, 2013, #958 | By Eric Francis

Mars arrives in your opposite sign Cancer on Saturday, and that’s a message to get used to people having strong feelings about you. Since we live in a time when it’s considered appropriate to panic when someone looks at us, I suggest you open up and be ready for some strong reactions to your presence. Most of them will be positive; some you might need to deflect. But energy is energy, and it’s coming your way. Timing factors indicate clearly that this influx will come into focus between now and July 27, at which time it will not wane but rather increase. This is the time to be present in your environment and the extent to which you’re a focus of interest, rather than trying to hide in your room. What could possibly lead me to think you might do that? Perhaps it’s something in your chart; perhaps it’s something about our moment, wherein confidence is at an all-time low.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, July 5, 2013, #957 | By Eric Francis

You may not understand what’s happening with certain people close to you, though you can be sure that you’re an influence in their lives. That’s the one factor not to doubt. Consider how you would conduct yourself if you were not a factor, and if your thoughts and feelings didn’t matter. It’s a lot different from how you would conduct yourself if you were certain that you were a direct influence. These two potential underlying assumptions result in two entirely different ways of being for you, and this is what I suggest you notice. You’ll come up with different theories as to why people act certain ways, what their motives are and whether they are trustworthy. It’s probably the case that someone close to you is having some deep questions about an element of their personal history. You may think they’re blowing it out of proportion — but in truth they are seeing it clearly for what may be the first time.

Cancer New Moon for Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway

You are working out an aspect of your relationship with yourself through a close partnership, and navigating your way through what may feel like a complex relationship situation. It may come with the sensation that you are negotiating a maze blindfolded. This moment lets you tap into your self-confidence in a manner you did not realize was possible before. Trust that you understand where both you and a partner are coming from and take the time to double-check each other’s motivations through careful conversation. Ultimately, what the situation is calling for is authentic communication: telling your truth and listening to the other person’s honest answer without adding any of your own inner dialogue to what they are saying. This process is bringing you a deeper level of intimacy and that goes a long way to giving you the sensation of emotional security.

Inner Space Monthly Horoscope for July 2013, #956 | By Eric Francis

It’s been a long time since you were cut a break. You’ve been so driven and so restless in recent years, you might count it a miracle if anyone could keep up with you, or understand you, or feel the kinds of pressures and enforced changes that you’ve been going through on a fairly regular basis. Your relationships can now consciously provide a cushion of safety for you. Yet whether you see and feel this will depend largely on your emotional orientation. I suggest you relax a little. Give people the benefit of the doubt about whether they understand you or are capable of seeing your point of view. You don’t need to push yourself or others so hard. Get the feeling of being at home wherever you are, and you will feel like that a little more every day.

Daily Horoscope for Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | By Eric Francis

You may have pondered many times if anyone is strong enough to handle the real you. The real question is: are you strong enough to reveal the real you, and have the courage to see who responds? I know all the ‘rules’ would disagree; looking at your chart, I would say that being real will get you a lot closer to the contact you want than a thousand ads on

Daily Horoscope for Monday, June 24, 2013 | By Eric Francis

Just when you figure out that you have nothing to lose you’ll discover that you have only to gain. Any solitude that you encounter is an invitation to be open to the presence and influence of others. Right now you’re like an empty cup waiting to be filled. Remember that if you feel like you’re the only person in the universe.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for July 2013, #955 | By Eric Francis

One theme of recent years is whether people can take your intensity. It’s not like you try to come on so strong — I would guess you’ve done a fair amount of toning yourself down, though to little avail. Pluto working through your birth sign coupled with Uranus cooking in the home and security angle of your chart, sometimes comes with the sensation that you live in a microwave oven. You need people in your life who have a large perspective. You need people whose wisdom exceeds the petty worries that so many obsess over, and that it’s so easy for you to obsess over. What’s dawning in your chart is the ability to recognize such a person when you see him or her. You might think that it’s impossible that you could ever have a meeting as equals with someone who can see life through a very large lens. I suggest you ask yourself why that would be, assuming it’s true. How do you respond when someone who is actually offering you something, someone who is generous and protective, shows up? In particular, the question of trust is one to focus on. You may be concerned that anyone who can offer you something can also take it away. That may be more power than you want to give over to anyone, though if you want to exchange with others in a meaningful way, you’ll need to address that question — which falls under the general rubric of trust. Now for the last question: when you have good reasons to trust, how do you respond?

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, June 14, 2013, #954 | By Eric Francis

You may be figuring out that the work you do is fully dependent on the relationships that you have. This includes the collegial relationships with your co-creators and the influence that the work you do has on your intimate relationships. I suggest you consider this one environment, which for shorthand we can call the Love-and-Work-o-Sphere. There are likely to be significant developments where these two seemingly different areas of life cross over, blend and enhance one another. There are those who say that it’s best to keep one’s home life and one’s work life separate. When one’s work is truly meaningful, I don’t see how that’s possible. You’re not two different people, or one person with a watertight compartment dividing your character. There’s creative synergy to be had if you allow your one life to be one, and your purpose to be something that informs everything you do.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, June 7, 2013, #953 | By Eric Francis

I suggest you observe how relationship situations develop over the next few weeks before you put all your emotional eggs into one basket. There may be situations that look promising. Have fun with those people. Remember though that while the first days or weeks of an encounter are meaningful — beginnings always are — you’ve learned from much past experience to watch how things develop, and to allow them to do so. The question is: who can handle who you really are? You’ve also learned not to try to tamp down your energy or put a cloak over your passion. That requires allowing people to have their responses to you. What matters most is that they do feel you and you feel them, no matter what the longer-term prospects are. As you get better at this, you’ll begin to attract people who can handle you at full strength.

Gemini New Moon for Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway

As a Capricorn Moon, your Moon sign ruler is Saturn, a planet about time and honoring what we do with our time. New ideas and options equal new ways to think about how you use your time. Information is coming to light this week that helps you make some long-desired changes in how you structure your days, specifically in terms of what your personal energy goes into. This restructuring process is helping you plan things out so you have more time for that which you value the most. I suggest seeing time as a way to assign value to the things that are most important to you. I don’t mean that you shirk any obligations because they have less personal value, rather that you utilize the template of time to get done what needs to be done. This frees up time for the things and people that bring you the deepest feeling of meaning and connection with your life.

Inner Space Horoscope for June 2013, #952 | By Eric Francis

Suddenly you have more options than you know what to do with, or you will soon. As you consider these options, you may also be inclined to hesitate. But rather than do that, you have an opportunity to experiment, and to explore who makes you feel how. Relationships are not theoretical. They are not about pondering who or what might work, or how a situation might feel. They are about experience, and an experiment, and you don’t need to commit to more than that when you want to explore someone. You are not married after the third date, you don’t have to have sex, and the person is not your boyfriend or girlfriend. You can explore sex and you’re still not married. Rather than the social conventions, the thing to pay attention to is your own need for contact. Remember, this is more important than your need to bond. Start with contact and see where things go.

Monthly Horoscope for June 2013, #951 | By Eric Francis

You’ve probably had enough of going it alone, or being willing to. Something seems to have stunned you to the awareness that it’s time to invite people into your life, and to be part of something larger. Yet the extended time you’ve spent in introspection has taught you a few things. You’ve learned so much about who you are, and moreover, you’ve learned how important it is to have that knowledge. Have you ever wondered how you lived without it? Really, you didn’t, but it was hiding on a deep level that would inform you in indirect ways. Now you’ve claimed what you know as direct self-knowledge, and this is offering you the confidence to meet the world on your own terms. There’s often a little gap that one has to cross over before doing that — perhaps something about the guilt of asserting yourself, perhaps about being seen as ‘selfish’, maybe the vulnerability associated with daring to encounter the world with what is true rather than a facade. I think you’ll find that your new approach is much easier, and more dependable. Who you are is something you don’t have to worry about, or think much about; who you are not is much more complicated, and consumes a lot of energy. Therefore, stick to who you are and what you want to share with others. Remember, this is more fun if you let go of jealousy, which means honoring the fun and pleasure others feel rather than trying to control it.

Sagittarius Full Moon for Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway

Imagine that you have a special space inside yourself: a sacred room that no one else can access. This internal hidden compartment is your own safe area for experimentation, a part of you where you are completely honest without any constraints or worry of ramifications. It’s a place in which you don’t pull punches or propagate denial. During the coming weeks, spend time in this hidden inner area investigating what self-esteem means to you and how your level of self-worth changes in response to external situations. Take note of what you learn in this safe space of honesty. You are learning a lot about family patterns that have affected how it feels to be you. Rather than seeing any negative self-perception as a ‘self-esteem crisis’, recognize that this is a miscommunicated family message you were imprinted with at an early age. Once you see how the message got scrambled or incorrectly passed down generations back, you can rewrite the script to build a stronger sense of permanently feeling good being you.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, May 17, 2013 #950 | By Liam Carey

First came the feeling, then came the ideas, and now the light bulb is glowing about a project that you think will be well received. Not only do you have all the necessary resources but you now also have the strength of purpose and drive to administer the people and resources properly. There may be a crisis in action regarding a love affair. Love unrequited? Sex talk gone awry in an established relationship? Those are only a couple of the possibilities, but I see some tension in this area of life and some potentially volatile emotions early in the week, as the Sun changes signs to Gemini. You can’t control everything, and forcing your will on others will very likely produce resentment. Discretion is the key, as is an honest, humble stating of feelings. It will be challenging to articulate your emotions into feelings, especially if you pressure yourself to, so step back and find a way to objectify them before you communicate. Make sure you channel some of this energy through physical exercise lest you burn out

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, May 10, 2013 #949 | By Eric Francis

I’ve described this week’s solar eclipse as moving heaven and Earth — and that is certainly true for you. Eclipses have long-lasting effects; this one isn’t over. It actually just began, and what’s interesting is that there hasn’t been a solar eclipse in Taurus since 1995 — an unusually long time. So this signifies setting free an awesome amount of energy in the creative zone of your chart — your solar 5th house of play, art, pleasure and sex for fun. Since it’s also about children, you might want to monitor changes in their lives if you have any, though let’s stick to you. You could say that this eclipse is about letting go in all of the places where you’ve tended to hold back. As you let go, you may notice that some deeper themes or issues come up. Creativity, love, passion and pleasure all tend to bring up everything unlike themselves. So as you explore your more expressive side, leave some room for what comes up for healing — and the energy to address that.

Taurus New Moon for Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway

You are tapping into a willingness to experiment and take new approaches to situations. It’s as though a certain rigid structure you have lived with is dissolving, leaving you with the flexibility to try a few new ideas. I suggest applying this new sense of open possibilities to an important project you’ve been working on. For a Moon sign that is used to fixed structures, having many options could feel somewhat disconcerting. I suggest following that feeling and pushing ahead out of your comfort zone. Experimentation is a process that involves testing the waters and seeing what happens, then making adjustments as a result of what you learn. Through this process of trial and error you will be able to continue to refine your project’s evolution. Keeping your options open will enable you to shift and move with the new information you learn. As you continue to work the fine edge of the options at your disposal, you will hit on the one that leads your project to the progress you want.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, May 3, 2013 #948 | By Eric Francis

Sex is not a secret and your sexuality is not a secret. I recognize that most people think this is the very thing that must be kept the most under wraps — which is one reason I think that people whose sexual initiation involves a coming-out process make so many so nervous. The question to ask yourself is what exactly would you not want known about you, and why wouldn’t you want it known? There are a number of possible responses to that question, though sooner or later, any person who comes to terms with their sexuality addresses the issue of shame. One misunderstanding about shame, like many other environmental pollutants, is that it’s been there all along. That’s not true. At a certain point it is injected into society and at some point in the life of nearly every person, it’s inflicted on them. Shame is like a binding or glue that attaches us to many other problems. Once shame is acknowledged and addressed, many other things can begin to resolve themselves.

Inner Space Horoscopes for May 2013 | By Eric Francis

You don’t need to feel awkward about your sexuality. I mean, you can if you want, but you’re attractive and you’re making an impression on people. That means they’re noticing you, though you may not feel okay about that. If there was ever a time in your life not to be a slave to your hangups, this is the time. If there was a moment to commit to your growth as a sexual being, you’re standing in it right now. Get used to the fact that to some extent, this is a deeply private experience that by definition others will be finding out about. You’re at the point where your prior personality structure cannot contain the growth or the energy that’s brimming out of you now. Get used to that fact and you’ll have a whole new way to feel good about who you are.

Monthly Horoscopes for May 2013 #947 | By Eric Francis

Sometimes I get the feeling that some people are finally figuring out that sex is a form of play, and sometimes I get the feeling that there’s so much fear that most people are totally in the dark. So I’ll put the question to you: how do you relate to sex as a form of play? Don’t answer too fast — I suggest you ponder it. If you don’t come up with sex as a form of play, then what is it? What kind of activity is it, or what does it represent? If you answer yes to the play question, how does it contrast with other forms of play (music, golf, paintball, finger painting, ultimate Frisbee)? The ‘serious cast’ that sexuality gets is almost always based on a moral trip of some kind. It’s also based on possessiveness and attachment. The play aspect is often drowned out by the fear of what might happen if the attachment is in some way threatened. The current aspects are calling on you to do a few things. One is to relax the sensation that you possess someone. Another is to allow your curiosity to come to the front of your awareness. Yet another is to allow yourself to change. Yes, it’s time to change. If you resist what you know are necessary, timely and even overdue changes, that’s likely to manifest as the sensation of pressure, anxiety and tension. You could just as well invest your passion into something or someone creative.

Scorpio Full Moon for Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway

At the moment, you are being invited to take an emotional risk on a community or group you are a part of. You are used to being your own emotional support network, yet this has only gotten you so far in meeting your needs. Having people around you who can hold space and nurture your emotional needs is also important for you. You have more support in your network than you may think. An opportunity is forming for you to be emotionally vulnerable with those around you, though it may feel more bold and daring. Taking this kind of leap doesn’t actually involve much of a jump; rather hold space for others to meet your genuine self. This requires both openness and honesty. Think of this as asking for the support you need and providing those around you the opportunity to show up and give that. In the process, you will notice how deep the roots of your network go in supporting who you are.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, April 19, 2013 #946 | By Eric Francis

You will feel love, and be loved, when you feel safe. Think of safety, love and trust as being part of the same thing. I suggest you assess any situation in your life, whether it involves your relationships, your children, or the work you do as a question of safety — or more accurately, of perceived safety. There’s a potential problem, though, in focusing too much from that angle. Many people who feel confident are that way because they take chances and succeed, and when they don’t, they count what they’ve learned, dust off and try again. Looked at the other way, people who refuse to take even ordinary risks will repeatedly convince themselves that they’re not safe doing so, and many influences in your solar chart suggest that the more daring you are, the more secure you’ll feel. What you’re looking for is not the assurance that nothing can go wrong but rather the self-assurance that life rewards you for actually living.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, April 12, 2013 #945 | By Eric Francis

Your chart looks like you want to spend a few nights at the Super 8 so that you can get a bit of sanctuary. If so, I suggest you do something like that — get away for a few days, or even overnight, and spend enough time alone to figure out what’s going on with you emotionally. Other people will be happy to share their opinions, and they will, even to the point where they drown out your ability to sense what you’re feeling, what you need and what may be prompting you to feel insecure. If you have the desire to take some space, how do you feel when you consider doing it, or enact the plan? If you’re feeling any guilt, then you know you have some solid emotional material to work with. The presence of guilt would imply that you’re under the influence of someone, verging on control. I understand that you have a lot to take care of, though help is there if you ask for it.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, April 5, 2013 #944 | By Genevieve Hathaway

A home is not only about the house, yard, trees, grass, shrubs and neighborhood where you live; it’s also about a sense of grounded security coming from it being ‘yours’. You can think of this as the place where you can be fully yourself, expanding into a space that is all your own. At the moment, you are working with a calling to redecorate or make changes to your home, which in essence help you further claim this space as yours. An opportunity will arise to make a few important changes to your surroundings, going a long way in helping to make the living space and surrounding environment resonate within you on a deeper level. As you consider the adjustments you make to your home, I propose you approach your living space as an extension of your inner world by focusing on increasing the nurturing nature of the space. This may be as simple as rearranging the furniture or sweeping — or as involved as taking out a wall.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for April 2013 | By Eric Francis

You may not know where to focus your energy, or where the main issue is. Your perception of what you’re working on may keep changing, evading your understanding. Yet you know there has to be an energy source when you’re feeling so much, and to such extremes. First off, I suggest you investigate your environment for any factor that aggravates or even annoys you. This may be a challenge if you feel like someone has coated every surface in your house with hot pepper oil, or like there’s a high-voltage quantum wave machine down in your basement. There will however be certain factors that you can identify and address. I also suggest you experiment with removing two or three foods that are not serving you (or anyone). To give one example, high fructose corn syrup is an irritant, a toxin and it burns too hot for your current constitution (which at the moment is dominated by fire sign Aries). Your chart suggests that food or some ingredient in what you eat may be related to anything that currently troubles you. Deeper in, however, I would propose that there’s some kind of emotional matter that’s influencing your self-image. Are you feeling like you’re getting old? Do you feel like others don’t take life as seriously as you do? Is the memory of some authority figure weighing on your spirit? Self-image is a complicated issue to work on. In the end, how you see yourself comes down to a choice.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, March 15, 2013 #942 | By Genevieve Hathaway

Often our mental patterns are influenced at an early age by our family’s dynamics and their mental habits. You’ve recently been revisiting how your family influenced how you think of and respond to your experiences. Connect the dots on how a key habit affected you, then take the step to acknowledge that you can change that pattern. As you make contact with this new understanding, it may come with the feeling that much of what you believed is unraveling. If it feels like you are losing control, I suggest you move with the flow. You are in fact letting go of a number of illusions that no longer serve you. You are in a potent moment of being able to harness the power of your mind to shape how you experience existence. Ultimately, how you think is one of the areas of life you do have complete control over.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, March 8, 2013 #941 | By Eric Francis

Are you ready to let go of jealousy? Are you ready to let go of the need to have power over others? By others, I mean the people close to you, and those you’re aware of in your environment. Jealousy and its cousins, such as envy and guilt, only serve to keep everyone bound up in a state of frustration and limited potential. You seem to be feeling the craving to unravel all of that, and to set free your mind and your feelings. You can do this, if you remember that pleasure is the opposite of power. Those are essentially the choices you have, which you can think of as existing along a spectrum of experience. From where you stand now, here is what’s possible: that no idea is threatening; that no experience of another person is threatening; that no fear is necessary in relationships. You would be surprised how these emotions are not the ‘bottom line’ we often experience them as, but rather emotional habits that you can release by decisions, and in the end, simply by loving more.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, March 1, 2013 #940 | By Eric Francis

There’s no one correct answer to any of the questions you’re asking yourself, and no one right thing for you to be doing. I suggest therefore that you do what you feel good doing, to the extent that you can. I recognize you may have certain time constraints (such as work) but that’s unlikely to go 24 hours a day. With as much time as you have available, do what you feel good doing. This includes anything from the movies you feel like seeing to the books you feel like reading to the places you want to visit. Live like it’s your life, and like you’re free to move about, think and experience what you want. As you start to do this, you might notice some odd little reservations you have, as if you’re doing the wrong thing by making your own choices. It’s worth taking a moment to marvel at how that could possibly be — which can serve to enhance your resolve to fully take advantage of the bold but simple fact that you’re alive.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for March 2013 | By Eric Francis

I suggest you investigate the ways you may be blocking people from participating in your life. I’ll give a few potential examples. One might be alcohol. This is a substance that starts off social and has a way of ending up isolating people. Another is a sense of inferiority or not being able to stand up to the perceived power or authority of others. Another is not being able to state your needs, or feeling like for some reason you cannot do so. This, in turn, may involve suppressed anger or a self-esteem struggle. Usually we think that expressing anger or refraining from ‘bothering’ others with our needs is enhancing contact. Yet I think that an authentic exchange on the level of necessity is much better for enhancing contact. Honesty has a benefit all its own — it’s the substance of intimacy. If you state an honest need or desire and notice how someone responds, you find out where you stand with them, which is information that will benefit you. I suggest you notice when you find yourself thinking that you would rather not know where you stand with someone, which could fall under the general heading of denial. There is a way out of insecurity, emotional struggle and what is commonly called lack of self-esteem — and that begins with acknowledging what is so. When you do that, you can open up to a whole new level of contact. As someone once wrote, “only the truth is erotic.”


Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 #938 | By Eric Francis

You need to focus. Your emotions may be overwhelming you, so the first thing I suggest you do is go for some high ground. That could be as simple as an idea or a song — anything to help you focus your mind. If you’re so inclined, this is the time to write, and by that I mean THE time to use writing as a process to help get clear what you’re thinking and feeling. If you’re familiar with a process called morning pages, I would recommend doing that — writing three pages every morning, freestyle writing, without reading them for a few months. Just write for the sake of moving your thoughts along, and giving them some tangible form on paper. As you write, notice what you hear yourself saying. Make a note of your dreams, and how you feel upon awakening. This will help you step out of that ‘too much happening’ feeling, and help you restore some clarity. Right behind any confusion you may be feeling is a wealth of passion and commitment, and I think you’ll be very happy to tap some of that for yourself.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 #937 | By Eric Francis

For both of the Saturn-ruled signs (yours and Aquarius), self-esteem is the issue of the season, though there are subtle shades of distinction in how that will manifest. For you, there seems to be a titanic struggle to let go of an idea about yourself that is not true, and which is not working to further the course of your life. You need to know what that idea is, so you can change your mind about it. It’s likely to be something that you’ve always taken for granted, and which was supported, or implanted, by the people who were around you when you were much younger. There is some element of what you had to say or do in order to have their approval, which may have included going along with things that violated your conscience. You’ve reached the place in your growth where you cannot persist in thinking or doing anything that goes against your ethics, and that seems to be the focus of the moment — and it may feel like a kind of squeeze point.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 #936 | By Eric Francis

You may be tempted to say what you don’t like, or to articulate what has hurt you — though I suggest that you keep things positive. When you notice what you don’t want, turn that into an affirmative and state what you want. I know that you have a list of things that you would rearrange if you could, and that the conduct of the human race has you confused at least half the time. The main difference between you and so many people is that you have options, and you’re starting to figure this out. This is the thing to remember: No matter what you like about the world or don’t like about it, you have the power to choose and the choices to choose among. If you’re feeling like you’re boxed in, make a list of your options. Then remind yourself that you can choose. If you have any misgivings about that, then I suggest you note that fact and see if you can figure out who you might be ‘betraying’ by making your own choices.

Inner Space Monthly Horoscope for February 2013 | By Eric Francis

Imagine that you’ve been recently set free from something — a contract, a partnership, a situation that held you back. Now you’re restless to do something, to explore, to experiment. You have a lot of ideas, and it’s time to act on some of them. Remember that you have a newfound kind of freedom; that’s not just a metaphor. If you don’t you will be making a statement to yourself about wanting and intending to be free, in a tangible way. The best way to make that statement is by doing something that either proves or at least tests the point. You may not have to travel far to do this; you may not need to go anywhere. The meaningful part is that you stretch or transcend a boundary and give yourself some kind of adventure, perhaps something you’ve never experienced before.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for February 2013 | By Eric Francis

You have a rare opportunity to both tidy up your finances and take a significant step toward increased revenue from your profession. As for the tidying up, this is a matter of intention, discipline and structure. In the current version of the world I recommend that anyone serious about earning money from professional activities get a professional accountant on their team. Money flows toward structure. But it also flows toward purpose, and this is a time to focus your purpose. It’s not a time to drift and see what the future may hold; it is, to say it simply, time to get real. There is a purpose you are here to fulfill, and though you may live a while, you’re not going to live forever. That’s part of honoring the fact that things take time to develop and generally do not develop ‘on their own’. What you are doing seems to require actual planning, as well as cooperation and the cultivation of a niche market of some kind. It also seems to depend on the involvement of friends or associates with more experience than you have. To benefit from that knowledge base, you will need to open the side of your mind that is not inquisitive for its own sake, but rather focused on learning toward a specific goal. This is a new method of gaining understanding, one that may make you feel submissive to your subject matter for a while. I would rate that as a positive development.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 #934 | By Eric Francis

Pluto in your sign has been seeing a lot of action these days. You may feel like you keep getting dragged into emotional dramas, or like people come running up to you and pounding their fists on your chest. As it turns out, you are the force to be reckoned with. You don’t even have to do much and the mere fact of your existence is leading others to rethink their ideas and re-feel their emotions. One theme coming up is the nature of commitment, which is getting a total overhaul. You have seen, and gone through, some truly remarkable transitions over the past week or so, and I suggest you make sure you are seeing the world in the present moment, and meeting people where they are right now. It’s likely to be a truly different place from what it was a year ago, a month ago or even a few days ago. What is happening in your life is evidence that both people and circumstances change. That means that you change, and you can count on this happening now.

Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 #933 | By Eric Francis

Accept the past in its current form and recognize that there is little you can do to change it, or to mitigate its effects. Yet if you take an attitude of ‘let it be’, you may find that more peace of mind comes to you than you could ever have if you try to rewrite history, pretend certain things didn’t happen or get stuck on your regrets. If you allow it to be so, the past will start to make sense in a way you had not considered before. You stand at a new moment in your life, though you will recognize this in a more palpable way if you embrace what is present for you now, and notice that you have many new options for how to live. This calls for shifting your perspective, along two orientations. One is your relationship to attachment. It’s no longer possible for you to be stuck in the way things were in the past, or to use epoxy and jealousy to graft yourself onto anyone. Second is your relationship to stating your basic emotional needs. Resolve to speak up and state them clearly, in language that another mortal can understand without the help of a detective.

Inner Space Monthly Horoscope for January 2013 | By Eric Francis

You have incredible strength to draw on now. It’s coming from a diversity of sources, though one of the most powerful is from devotion. We’ve all heard that the reward of patience is more patience, which is not exactly encouraging, since that perhaps implies some shade of not getting what you want, or delaying gratification (which would be a brilliant thing, in modern Western society). Your devotion, however, is the source of your potency, and that devotion is driven by genuine affection. What the charts are suggesting is that you will be changed by this process, and so too will the people you are close to. There is something here about breaking through the facade of existence and opening yourself up to the core of what it means to be alive in a fully committed way.

Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for January 2013 | By Eric Francis

I suggest you be vigilant for ‘survivalist’ thoughts and ideas, which may show up as Pluto reaches a new peak of activity in your sign in 2013. Capricorn has that gritty quality of being able to get through anything, but it’s not serving you now. In fact, if it flares up, it’s likely to be a response to an inner sense of instability, of a particular kind: the sensation of not knowing who you are. Yet you would be wasting your energy if you tried to defend yourself against that. There’s truly beautiful creative energy in not knowing, because then you leave the space open to find out. I must credit a therapist and teacher named Joseph Jastrab for pointing this out, in one mention that I heard and thought about for the next 20 years: it’s powerful to hold open the space of not knowing. I mean powerful in that it connects you with the strength of your quest for self-understanding. If you think you know, you cannot find out. If you fill in missing knowledge with false information, you clutter the space where the truly meaningful wisdom could come in. This is partly why ‘quick answers’ are so perilous to growth: they prevent it. If you honor your lack of knowledge, the discomfort of admitting that you don’t know who you are will, fairly soon, give way to the experience of your authentic quest. And that is an expression of your commitment to yourself — a commitment which now moves to front and center in your life.

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