Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, #980 | By Eric Francis
Be careful not to take on the issues of others. You may be especially reactive over the next few days, especially if people around you are in an intense mood. I suggest you choose your influences and your company carefully, especially through the 24th. Don’t let anyone push you into any agreement, longterm or otherwise, that you don’t really want to make, no matter how infectious their enthusiasm or persuasion may be. Events of the next week or so will help you figure out where you really stand with yourself, and therefore, put the opinions and feelings of others into context. It is this context — remember the concept — that is essential to your making healthy decisions for yourself. You’re someone who is inclined to consider the wellbeing of others in the choices you make, so you don’t have to worry about that factor; at the moment, you cannot count on others to do so.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, #979 | By Eric Francis
Pull in the reins on your spending. I know it’s the holiday season and you may be feeling generous, and like you want to make an impression on people. I would count that as sincere. With gifts, it really is the thought that counts — not the thought that you did anything, but rather that you actually considered who a person is and therefore what would have real meaning. Gifts really matter, and when they are conscious, they can convey a message of acknowledgement and affirmation. And they don’t need to be expensive to do that. This also counts for the gifts you give yourself, and the way you support your own efforts. Over the next few months you’re going to learn a lot about value, finances and shared resources. Many of these will be once-in-a-lifetime learning opportunities; treat them as precious.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, #978 | By Eric Francis
When my grandfather was working as a letter carrier in New York City, he was approached by a colleague with an idea: each would put up about $50 and they would have a pushcart where they would sell bagels with cream cheese, filled with crushed nuts. My grandfather thought it was too risky to get involved. The business became Chock Full o’ Nuts, and unfortunately, I am not one of its heirs. There really is no telling what’s a potentially lucrative venture in our time in history, but for your part, it needs to be more than a good idea. You must set out to make your fortunes not just in something you think will work, but in what you know will serve the community in a vital way that depends on your unique constellation of talents. You know it’s possible.
Planet Waves Monthly Horoscopes — December 2013, #977 | By Eric Francis
It is time for you to think bigger, which means with a long-range vision and focusing your sense of mission. This is setting a high standard in a world where 140-character messages by rank idiots make world news, but so be it. Over the next few weeks, information is likely to come through that has nothing to do with your work-a-day world, your circle of friends or any of your usual patterns of conversation. You will be getting big-picture information at the same time you experience a kind of earthquake around the values that guide your life. Go deeper, not for an hour or for a special occasion, but rather take your whole existence into the realm of active meaning. When you recognize that something you feel or think is true, or when you have an experience that changes you, start making decisions — immediately — based on what you have learned or discovered. Stop yourself from making excuses not to. It would be helpful if you were to take notes, by which I mean carry a notebook and use it, because there are some observations you will make that will evade memory. These are things you will want to remember, indeed, things for which you may have searched a lifetime.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 #976 | By Eric Francis
You know you’ve reached a limit on certain tendencies you have, especially needlessly clashing with authority. You can think of this as a distorted way of asserting your independence, when really all it does is compromise you and keep you boxed into the same set of feelings, ideas and practical limits that stunted your growth before. There’s a close relationship between this and any health-related issues you’ve been facing, which are likely to have a stress-related emotional component. All in all, I suspect you have the sensation that you’re reaching the end of a certain way of life, though I would remind you that this must be done in more than words and wishes. You need to act, and to sustain that action, which also means understanding your relationship to the past. In short, you must replace the parent-child relationship with adult-adult relationships. That will take time, but it’s not impossible, and you can start now.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 #975 | By Eric Francis
Mercury has finally let itself loose and is now moving in direct motion in Scorpio. This may come with the slow unraveling of certain problems, hang-ups and emotional stiffness. However, even as these circumstances work themselves out, you need to pay attention to what is bubbling up from the deeper levels of your being. I know you would rather take the opportunity to feel better and move on, though I suggest that instead you feel better and go deeper. Work with the idea that every effect has a cause — and you’ve just experienced some unusually powerful effects. That suggests that there are some equally powerful causes working themselves through you and out to the surface. Rather than being a passive player, go toward the source of the energy and discover what is there. You’re likely to be surprised — it’s not what you were thinking.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Nov. 8, 2013 #974 | By Eric Francis
Any health issues you’re facing are likely to be stress related. Those are the ones that don’t show up on X-rays, blood work, urine tests, CAT scans or dog scans. They’re the ones that most doctors miss or cannot quite identify. If you’ve recently sought medical advice, you might want to seek a second opinion from someone who specializes in the mind-body connection; but more to the point, I suggest you personally look at the connection between what you are feeling and what you’re experiencing physically. This may involve your role in a sexual relationship. You may be over-exerting yourself in some way — that is, trying to impose your will on someone, or alternately, someone may be trying to exert their will on you. Time management could be a question; it’s become clear, if nothing else, that you must pace yourself, and that others must support you in that.
Inner Space Monthly Horoscope for November 2013,
standing in for weekly #973 | By Eric Francis
You’re being invited to address the most taboo subject matter — the things you’ve avoided or don’t want to talk about, and even a few secrets you may be keeping from yourself. You’ll know you’re there because it will 1. be a little scary, 2. feel intriguing or fascinating, 3. have an odd sense of being familiar and unfamiliar at the same time, and 4. have the sensation of an inner quest or challenge. You may only notice one or two of those qualities; check in with the rest to see if they ring a bell. They’re designed to work together, to draw you deeper, to invoke your curiosity and to demonstrate how good it feels to learn things about yourself that you had no idea were possible. The usual way of life is to fear the unknown; that is not your path and it never was.
Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for November 2013,
standing in for weekly #972 | By Eric Francis
Do you feel like you’re trying to pass some kind of psychic kidney stone? Thankfully, unlike the physical body, the spiritual body has the ability to process large ‘objects’ in a way that doesn’t force them through tiny openings. Indeed, however large this thing you need to purge yourself of is, you have the ability to move it along and send it on its way. Your astrology can be illustrated with some ideas from homeopathy, a branch of medicine more people deserve to know about. When it works, homeopathy seems like magic, and compared to other forms of medicine, there’s relatively little the patient has to endure. But two things are necessary. The price of admission to homeopathic healing is admission — revealing to the practitioner what you’re experiencing, in intimate detail. That translates to revealing something to yourself, with scrupulous honesty, ongoing, never satisfied that you’re reached the bottom. The second qualification of homeopathy is the healing crisis — in releasing old pain, it must come to the surface. Going through that consciously is a necessary prerequisite to feeling good and being healthy. Honesty and awareness — perhaps the two things most lacking in our world now, and the fact that they’re missing is one of the most prevalent causes of sickness. What passes for healing is usually denial and suppression of the symptoms. You’re ready for the real thing.
Weekly horoscope for Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 #971 | By Eric Francis
Have you noticed the direct connection between your emotional well-being and your physical stamina? There are emotional factors that may be putting a drain on your overall health; they look like stuck patterns that are hangovers from unresolved transactions with others. Said another way, be on the lookout for situations where promises may have been made but not kept, or where information that should have been forthcoming was withheld. You can address all of that in fairly short order, if you focus on it now. With Mars crossing the sensitive home and security angle of your solar chart, changes in your living situation are in motion, and if that is true, you want to be working with full information from anyone concerned. If you find yourself getting irritable or angry, or feeling worn down, stop and ask a few questions. Knowledge is power, and there’s no substitute for it.
The Oracle Horoscope, standing in for Weekly Horoscope 970, Oct. 11, 2013
About six weeks ago, around the Virgo New Moon, you learned something about yourself. I reckon you had a revelation that gave you permission to take a certain risk, and your thoughts quite likely pointed to why that risk was the logical step to take. I want to remind you of that thought process, and let you know that you stand in the spot where the choice or action is possible. This may involve a relationship, one which you are ready to approach directly and with a level head. And it, too, is ready to approach you. Remember, though, that the true meeting is within yourself.
Weekly horoscope for Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 #969 | By Eric Francis
Don’t overthink a work- or health-related problem — use your intuition (there is such a thing, and you have access to it) and your creativity (it’s good for more than making collages). I know there are many jobs, and tasks within those jobs, that seem routine — seemingly subject to no form of inspiration. There are plenty of bosses who want things done in the most straightforward way. The end product, therefore, must match what the task requires, but how you get there is your own process. One thing your charts are suggesting is your having access to information you might not be in line for, especially with the help of someone in a position of authority. If you’re taken into someone’s confidence, treat that as a sacred honor and protect your source. For you who already have considerable responsibility on your hands, the solution may come from someone younger and less experienced who just happens to know something or who can see the problem in a way that it can be solved.
Monthly Horoscope for October 2013 #968 | By Eric Francis
Maintain your boundaries, especially at work. You may not be able to mind your own business but it will be helpful if you give the impression that you’re doing so. Rather than asking questions, listen to what people say. You’re likely to find that people voluntarily tell you everything you need to know. All you’ll have to do is assemble the pieces, though be aware that on any matter of real significance, this could take until the second week of November. That’s when the forthcoming Mercury retrograde ends. Mercury, as the planet associated with Gemini, has personal relevance to you. Apart from the usual de rigueur stuff about making commitments or major purchases, the movements of Mercury are closely related to information coming to the surface of consciousness. Because this Mercury retrograde is in Scorpio, that relates to what is concealed below the surface. The retrograde is about going deeper, though there will be bursts of revelation both around the 21st of this month and the 11th of next month. I suggest, therefore, that you not finalize decisions, plans or even opinions about pending matters until you’re fully informed. What is brewing looks important enough to take seriously. This astrology could represent an opportunity, the solution to a problem, or an insight about a health matter. Most notably, it represents the emergence of a currently concealed option you will be happy to have available.
Inner Space Horoscope for October 2013 #967 | By Eric Francis
If you’re feeling averse to doctors, I don’t blame you — these days they are more like lawyers than they are like nurses. I suggest you take any medical advice or information as a point of view rather than as it’s usually taken, as gospel truth. Get as many perspectives on any issue as you can. As a Gemini, one of the most significant things you can do to take care of your health is to take care of your lungs. If your lungs are healthy, and if you treat them well, you’re much more likely to experience good health overall. That also means giving yourself room to breathe, which also means room to feel. Notice if you feel cramped in and do something about it. Ultimately breath is one of the most significant connections to your inner nature: spirit, inspire and respire all come from the same root concept.
Pisces Full Moon Moonshine Horoscopes, Tuesday, Sep. 17, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway
A new career opportunity is arising that is calling on you to take action. It may feel as though you have two competing decisions and the easier road is just to see how things unfold. I propose instead that you are in a moment of decision-making. You are being called to show up and choose the direction of your life. What we often refer to as your ‘calling in life’ is itself a call to act based on who you are at your very core. As you apply all facts of who you are to the work that you do and the steps you are taking, notice any sensations of deep satisfaction that resonate within you. This is a sign that you are in line with your genuine inner self and making decisions that are based on your highest calling.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 #966 | By Eric Francis
Awareness of mortality is awareness of life. It’s closely related to awareness of change and growth. How we feel about death closely resembles how we feel about existence. It’s therefore unhelpful to deny mortality or to pretend that you have no relationship to death. Being mindful of how forms transform, and of what elements follow the story from one phase to the next, will all be helpful. If you find yourself feeling backed into a corner, like nothing matters or like your time is running out, you may be suppressing something from your awareness. In the most basic psychological terms, that might be the need to change. There appears to be some element in your environment that’s inviting you to do just that. It might be a commitment to someone, your sense of contact with something greater than yourself, or your changing relationship to the passage of time. Work with it, not against it.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 #965 | By Eric Francis
If you end up in the role of diplomat or mediator, you may be taking on more than you can handle, or at least more than you’re expecting. That said, you’re likely to take this role, if only because it feels natural and you’re up for a challenge. Therefore, be aware of the landscape that surrounds you. What appears to be a lack of balance is actually the result of some factor pushing the situation out of balance intentionally. Whomever or whatever this may be, it’s the one element of the equation that’s non-negotiable. I suggest therefore that you not try to negotiate with a typhoon, or try to become one to get a result. You may know the truth about something and notice that others are less than interested. Proceed in a way that works for you and that also serves the greater good — not in your opinion but in a documentable way. Vast forces are in motion all around you; please respect them.
Virgo New Moon Moonshine Horoscopes, Tuesday, Sep. 3, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway
At the moment, your internal space is a very active place with what may feel like a heated internal dialogue going on — many voices pitching competing ideas. You are being presented with an opportunity to consciously shape the kinds of thoughts and dialogue that pass through your inner space. Examine each idea and decide whether you want it to color your experience of existence. You have a chance to decide what is true for you. By this I don’t mean living in denial of your actual situation, rather honoring that what you think and feel does have an impact on how you experience life. Take note of how your thoughts affect your emotions — ultimately you are finding a balance between remaining grounded in the here-and-now, while generating a good feeling about who you are through positive thoughts and emotions.
Inner Space Monthly Horoscopes for September 2013, #964 | By Eric Francis
Keeping things in balance is one thing. Knowing how to respond when situations go out of balance is another. First, be aware that there are some conflicts that will seem dramatic and significant but which do not directly influence your life, except on the intellectual level. Assess each of them on two levels — how does this affect you, and how does it affect your community? That question will provide significant useful information. You are involved in some truly significant assessments of your security base, home and family matters, and you must sort out information that is useful from that which is merely controversial. Pay particular attention to health-related topics, get to the truth and more than anything, notice the role that stress plays in the equation. Carefully consider adjusting environmental factors first before you seek any form of outside intervention that you don’t need.
Monthly Horoscopes for September 2013, #963 | By Eric Francis
You may go through a few more emotional twists and turns before you figure out how safe you are, and how much freedom you have. You could go a long way by recognizing there is not a narrow formula for emotional security. You cannot just check off the points on a punch list and be done with it. This is not a technical matter; it’s a spiritual one. It also seems that your sense of confidence in your surroundings, and a sense of belonging, arise as a result of your own ability to tune in and be present, rather than from some external factor. It would help significantly if you were less obsessed with security and instead considered the many ways you can explore life and love. If I may offer some confirmation, your astrology is saying you’re ready to do that. Yet there’s another message about being called further, into true courage, creativity and doing something that honors your passion for life. That involves taking emotional risks. Each time you heed this calling, you may be confronted with a new occasion to admit, confront and go beyond another level or type of fear. Most people would take this as an opportunity to back off, give up and go home. I don’t think you will.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, #962 | By Eric Francis
The topic you’re avoiding may be easier to write about. I was reminded of this in a conversation with a mom about how her daughter prefers to text to her about certain subject matter she would never speak out loud. There are certain circumstances when a face-to-face conversation is imperative. Writing allows a certain emotional distance, the ability to revise your ideas and to get your thoughts in order. It’s possible to take yourself through the evolution of your ideas as you go through a revision process. That in turn could make it easier to speak about something when the time comes. Now, here is the problem with writing: Unlike the spoken word, it lasts a while. It’s there for others to see. It might outlive you. It’s the record of what you think and know at a given time. As such, it serves as a form of your conscience. You might change your mind, but there would be less denying where you came from on the way to where you’re going. You might find this quality helpful right now, since these things matter.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, #961| By Eric Francis
You may feel like you’re getting out of the water after having soaked too long, going up onto the beach and having the urge to go back into the water. You may feel restless, with the sense of being hemmed in to some confine you cannot see but you can feel. What is that space? It looks like the necessity to be mature, or to collect yourself and not be so scattered. Astrologically these translate to getting clear on how you feel about yourself. To that end, I suggest you clearly identify the various questions you may have, and the conditions you may be placing on having a peaceful relationship with yourself. This is not about assembling the parts as much as it is about asking yourself the right question. If you find yourself playing with your mind as if it’s a puzzle or a set of Tinker Toys, I suggest you pause and reflect. This thing I’m calling the right question will arrive with the feeling of inner leverage and give you the sensation that you can maneuver in the world.
Inner Space Monthly Horoscope for August 2013 | By Eric Francis
You have been through an interesting tour of your feelings about yourself. You seem to have considered this from every possible point of view, and I think that’s a beautiful (and necessary) thing for a conscious person. You’re now at the point where it would be good to ask yourself what you’ve learned, because you will need to make decisions based on that mix of information and experience. You may encounter something that seems like a test of your self-worth. But once you get there, remember all that you’ve learned so recently. Remember that confidence comes from the heart and not the head; don’t try to convince yourself of anything — be courageous and look whoever in the eye and know that you can do not just what you need to do, but what you want to do.
Monthly Horoscope for August 2013 | By Eric Francis
You’re about to begin a new chapter of the season, based on a recent discovery that has helped you get your priorities in order. Said another way, you seem to have figured out what you want and don’t want. This has come at a cost, such as being dragged through a bath of uncertainty and self-doubt, though at least it’s served a purpose — mainly to teach you what is not true. Now all you need to do is shift your emphasis to what is true. This can be a little tricky; there are negativity traps everywhere, and it takes some discipline to emphasize the positive. It’s clear from your chart that if you do, you will get a lot more of it. Any way you look at your life, this is an abundant moment; the variable is what abundance you get. It takes us humans a while to figure out that what we focus on multiplies. Therefore, focus on what you know is true; on what is important to you. Pay attention to the people you want to go deeper with, and focus on what you want to create for them. Regarding money, I would translate “make money doing what you love” to “seek your fortunes doing what’s actually meaningful to you and you will be successful.” Meaning is a form of love, and if you remember that, you’ll have a lot of room to maneuver.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, July 19, 2013, #959 | By Eric Francis
Keep your focus on money, but more to the point, keep your focus on what is important to you, and how it factors into every facet of your life. I am often amazed at the extent to which people omit the importance of their own values, whether in their relationships or in the work that they do. Often this is because they’ve been overpowered. There seems to be some matter involving the way your parents influenced not just your attitude about money but also your ability to act on what is the most meaningful to you. Mercury stationing direct this weekend looks like a revolution, where you not only throw off the influences of people who have no business running your life and could probably not care less about what you actually feel; this is a revolution driven by a discovery of your passion and the resulting drive to be free.
Aquarius Full Moon Moonshine Horoscopes, Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway
Personal philosophies inform much of the way you approach structuring your life and the habits you have. Transitioning from living in old habits that do not apply anymore and acknowledging what is healthy for you require a vision that is based on facts. Think of those facts less as something you look up in a book, and more like information you test and retest to gain an accurate picture of what is real and concrete. As you mold your beliefs to support a healthy emotional state, I suggest holding an overarching emotional feeling of your life. As you build these new habits notice the feeling you get when the decisions you make support nurturing your emotions and sense of worth. You are building the solid foundation for a consistent sense of strength and grounded happiness independent of any external situations.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, July 12, 2013, #958 | By Eric Francis
You may be ambivalent about what you want, though I don’t think you will be for long. Here is a clue. What you desire is not knowable by a concept in your head; you’ll gain access to it through a feeling in your body. It’s not what someone told you is important to you but rather what resonates in your blood and bones as urgent, necessary and true. You often display a strong protective urge for people close to you — that might emerge, though I suggest you direct that energy into taking care of yourself. Recognize your priorities — including the ones that have proven difficult to bring into focus, and the goals that have been difficult to manifest; choose the most important ones and take action. I think you’ll notice that you’re no longer trying to push something uphill but rather like it’s suspended in water. Take full advantage of a higher-than-usual efficiency between the energy you exert and the results that you get.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, July 5, 2013, #957 | By Eric Francis
You may be having many, many feelings, about yourself and your role or value in the world — though I suggest you pause when it comes to acting on them. You may have the sensation of some ultimate actions you think you need to take; you may feel like you’re at a kind of urgent turning point; you might think you’ve reached the end of your ability to handle something. There are a diversity of other possibilities that may be running through your mind and body, and I suggest you let them flow like a river. It will take you a little while to get to the bottom of what you’re experiencing, and I suggest you take it in layers. You have a way to go before you understand the situation in context. Part of the circumstances is that what you’re feeling is not easily translated into language. So it will take longer, come in more layers and be subject to interpretation — and feelings, of course, are famously contradictory. Take the time and get to know yourself. You will figure out what matters to you — because it actually matters.
Cancer New Moon for Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway
Over next week’s New Moon, you are reworking a specific idea you had involving your emotional resources. As an air sign, your natural emotional state is a bit detached; though recently you’ve been making contact with an emotional depth that at times may seem overwhelming. I suggest approaching more sensitive and deeper emotions from something you know quite a bit about — accuracy. Think of what you are learning as simply expanding your emotional tool belt from which you can draw information to convey how you feel. The more tools you have in your tool belt, the greater ability you have to be very specific with your emotions. As you shift your perspective, you will gain insight into a way to bring depth to your emotional state while still maintaining the distance that you feel comfortable with.
Inner Space Monthly Horoscope for July 2013, #956 | By Eric Francis
You’re at the most important juncture of the year when it comes to sorting your financial priorities, and getting clear about how to be more financially successful. I suggest that the first thing you do is recognize your potential. Your earning capacity has expanded significantly in recent weeks, and you need to be clear about that so you can take advantage of it. Yet there’s another ingredient that will help unlock your potential, which is sorting through everything you were taught about money as a child: whether it’s a good or bad thing, whether you deserve any and for what activities, the impressions that adult relatives made on you, and so on. This may be ancient history but it’s information that is useful and indeed essential to work with now.
Daily Horoscope for Tuesday, June 25, 2013 | By Eric Francis
You’re not a child. I suggest you remember that if you hesitate on making a decision, or if you feel like someone’s influencing you more than you think is appropriate. You have the intelligence and motivation to accomplish anything, and the opinions of others don’t matter in the end. What matters is that you have faith in yourself.
Daily Horoscope for Monday, June 24, 2013 | By Eric Francis
This is the time to get serious about money. What I suggest you remember as you do so is that one’s attitude toward money mirrors the matter of having authority within your own life. If you want to get clear about your finances, it’s time to take charge of a number of related matters, including how you feel about yourself.
Monthly Horoscope for July 2013, #955 | By Eric Francis
Both Jung and Freud associated money with one’s relationship to one’s parents. They had different ideas but suggested that we look to unresolved material with mom and/or dad when it comes to understanding our relationship to money. Your astrology is saying as much this month. You seem to be on a quest to step outside the constraints that are imposed on children, who are powerless to manifest wealth of their own and must always depend upon their caregivers. Once those caregivers are out of the picture, we either find our independence or we end up putting others into that role, which in a society dominated by money amounts to the power over whether we eat or not; that is the power of life and death. If you wonder why people are so weird about money, and why they treat it like the only power they ever had, exploring this line of discussion may offer you some insight. There’s also the question of whether we feel we’re ‘worth’ anything — worthy of love, worthy of decent work, deserving of having an influence; that theme will offer you plenty, because the question is up for resolution. The thing to remember in all of this is that you’re not a child. You are an adult with a fair amount of influence over how you feel about yourself, and over your own prospects for success (and the two are intimately related). I suggest you commit yourself to not allowing any petty hangups to get between you and profound, meaningful, smashing success.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, June 14, 2013, #954 | By Eric Francis
I suggest that over the next week or so, you try a few things you thought were impossible. Include among them something that you really, really want to go well in the long run; something you’re sure would require an immense amount of luck. Can you think of anything? You’re likely to come up with something, or several things, over the next few days. What will help is if you make sure you’re clear about what you want. Eliminate any extraneous goals that will only weigh you down like water in your feathers. Keep your thinking light and remember what matters to you. I cannot emphasize this enough — success involves knowing your priorities and honoring your real intentions. We have all noticed the ways that we make decisions and want things that go against our own needs, desires and best interests. While you have this unusual opening in front of you, make sure you tidy up that unseemly bit of human nature.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, June 7, 2013, #953 | By Eric Francis
This weekend’s stunning New Moon in your birth sign is a reminder that anything is possible and that everything is negotiable. Make sure you know what you want, because as the next few days unfold, you may find yourself in a position where you can create those very things. Yet to make this happen you’ll need to focus your intentions as clearly as possible. You may be inclined to compromise, which is something that might at some point need to happen in the physical world. I suggest that you not even vaguely consider compromising on your desires, your intentions or your idea of what is right for you. Rather, that’s the very place to stick to your true desires. If you’re feeling guilt, notice it and set it aside. If anyone tells you that you’re dreaming, tell them they’re right.
Gemini New Moon for Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway
This week’s New Moon takes place in your Moon sign, now a busy place with many planets and asteroids moving through. A number of personal planets, including Mercury, Venus and Mars, have either just been in residence in your sign or are moving through. Gemini is a multi-faceted sign, and with all these different additional energies present, it may feel like you are living with many versions of yourself. If you start to question which is the real you, try considering them all as parts of your complex nature. You are in a moment of seeing how these various aspects of yourself are more similar than different — merging them into what feels like a cohesive version of yourself. This is more about the feeling of being whole rather than any disconnect between the different sides of you. You are connecting with yourself in a way you may not have thought was possible in the past.
Inner Space Horoscope for June 2013, #952 | By Eric Francis
How you feel about yourself determines what you think is possible. That in turn is the most dependable metric on what is possible, for you. Events this month seem determined to teach you what you have to offer, and the many ways your gifts and your efforts can be of service to the world. One thing is for certain: if you think you have nothing to offer, you must think again. It may take you a little time to figure out what your gifts are and what you can do with them, but that’s different than doubt or despondency. If you’re just not seeing the possibility, it’s likely that something is blocking your view. That something may be an outdated attitude or value about the meaning of work, or a negative emotional attachment that you can now, at long last, dissolve.
Monthly Horoscope for June 2013, #951 | By Eric Francis
Jupiter leaves your sign this month, though it lands somewhere just as influential for you. You’re living through a phase where you have beautiful, idealistic goals, though turning them into concrete results may be challenging. You may be feeling restlessness in your current work because you crave doing something more meaningful. Jupiter in Cancer will help you establish your understanding of the value of what you do. That, in turn, will help you create or see the circumstances that will make it seem more practical, worthwhile and easier to share. If you live confidently in your understanding that you really do have a gift, that will be compelling to others. Yet what’s more significant is that you focus your vision. It’s one thing to have an ideal or a dream. It’s another to refine that into something specific, and to analyze it into a few beginning steps. You may feel that to do so weighs down the idealism angle, burdening it with practicality. But what we’re describing here is accomplishing something, not wishing you could do so. Therefore, I suggest you put at least one long-held goal or desire to the test of reality this month. I suggest you persist with your plans for 90 days; say, through the end of August, which will take you well past the end of the Mercury retrograde that starts June 26. If what you dream of and want to do is really worth doing, you will have a clue by then.
Sagittarius Full Moon for Tuesday, May 21, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway
Pressure is building to clear the air surrounding an important relationship situation, like you are reaching the culmination of a shift you and a partner have been making for some time. What you are learning about your relationship has much to do with what you are learning about yourself; both are growing in tandem. Space you have been holding for you and your partner to explore who you are has rippled out into the relationship itself, bending and shifting its structure to fit where you both have grown. Your sharp, quick mind may be pushing to resolve the developments quickly. I suggest taking the slow and steady approach to iron out all the details. As more information becomes available in the coming weeks the pressure will ease and a clear path forward will appear from which you will both benefit.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, May 17, 2013 #950 | By Liam Carey
It’s that time of year again, when everything seems to speed up, doesn’t it? It looks to me like things are moving at warp speed for you right now and you may need to remember the little things: do the dishes, walk the dog, go to the grocery store, tell the truth. Remember, the devil is in the details, though so are the angels. Seriously, there is so much energy and intensity that may engulf you, and good feelings too, that it could be destructive if not managed well. Here’s one of the details: be mindful of what you say and to whom you say what at work lest there occur any regretful interactions. Be cautious about any thought of revenge. If you talk over any doubts or hurt feelings you may have with a trusted friend, you will both be less inclined to take things personally. One last detail: be sure to put the plug in the jug in time if you’re out partying with friends or colleagues, lest a good time get out of hand.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, May 10, 2013 #949 | By Eric Francis
The current astrology has you on a tour of the unknown, uncharted, unacknowledged regions of your psyche. This is likely to come with some form of the message that there’s a lot you don’t know about yourself. Few people are comfortable with that feeling, but when you’re there, you’re there. Yet sincere not knowing is the state that usually precedes sincerely finding out. If you work with this equation over the next few weeks, you’re almost certain to make some discoveries that will help you guide your life in the direction that you’ve been called for a long time. You’re unlikely to have certainty in advance that the choices you make are right. Indeed, you seem to be going through an encounter with your own doubts. You need to go beyond your opinions or your feelings to do this. Rather, document your observations, particularly those of a spiritual or self-realization nature. At times you may find yourself in a dreamlike state, and you may forget things that you see and experience. When the time comes to know and remember, you will be happy you’ve left yourself some notes.
Taurus New Moon for Tuesday, May 7, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway
A pattern or habit, which may not have been apparent to you before, is now becoming obvious, like it’s moving out of a blind spot and into full view. A door opens that allows you to step in and examine this material, allowing you to decide how to re-arrange the system by which you operate. For a while, there has been a gap in information that has affected your life story even if you didn’t know it. You are gaining insight into the ways you unconsciously tried to please other people at your own expense, ignoring one of your own boundaries in the process. Gaining this awareness allows you to now address this habitual response to others. Focus on how you can make different choices and decisions in the future. You have a lot of help at the moment to do things differently. I suggest taking one decision at a time, making one change at a time. Before long you’ll be able to look back and see how far you’ve come, through a series of small changes.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, May 3, 2013 #948 | By Eric Francis
Slow down and think deep. For you they are the same thing. Gemini can be brilliant (rather than just bright and witty) when it thinks slowly. In your case that might mean considering something once a day over the course of a week or two, instead of making a snap decision. As you do this, you may decide that there are things you ‘already know’ without having any special way to know them. If that turns out to be true, then use the think-about-it-every-day method to consider whether that something is in fact true and if it is, what specifically that would mean for you. Anyway, I suggest you take a gradual and meticulous approach to deciding what is really true for you. As you make that evaluation repeatedly, you will notice that you’re making adaptations and changes as the days go on, and those would be interesting to keep track of. What new facts are leading you to come to a different observation? What changing feelings? Keep this up for a week and you will make a rather significant discovery about yourself.
Inner Space Horoscopes for May 2013 | By Eric Francis
Many factors are influencing the sudden sensation that you’re a ‘new person’, factors that indicate this goes deeper than a feeling or a transient phase. All your inner workings, processes and challenges actually do add up to something, and when they do, you’re free to leave them behind. Perhaps core among these is your relationship with aggression, which might be something you’ve directed at yourself from time to time, a tendency to be competitive or an opinionated quality that exceeds the bounds of what’s useful in your relationships. This seems to be the thing that you can drop the most easily, in place of a way of experiencing life that’s based on empathy and understanding. You don’t need to agree with someone to appreciate their point of view. You have something to learn from everyone.
Monthly Horoscopes for May 2013 #947 | By Eric Francis
Have you ever heard someone say they don’t want to go to an astrologer or a therapist because they might find out something about themselves they don’t want to know? Please don’t let that be you. No matter how much you may have to discover about yourself, you have nothing to fear in those discoveries. If you resist potential self-awareness, though, that’s likely to have the effect of echoing around your mind and seeming ‘worse’ than it is. I suggest you go right for clear information as soon as you have a question, and then make sure you persist and work through three or four layers of inquiry before you pause. The idea here is not to go through the motions, but rather to bravely seek self-understanding. If you do that with sincerity and an open mind, you will learn something about yourself and about existence that you’re unlikely to ever forget. This is likely to be something that you already knew but went to some length to deny, for reasons that you might not want to know. In other words, part of the story is why you might have denied this thing that you’re discovering or rediscovering. By why, I mean your actual motives for doing so, since this doesn’t seem to be mere happenstance. There is intent at work on every level, and that’s the thing to track: what is driving the story in any particular direction that it might go, and what is driving you to go any direction you might go.
Scorpio Full Moon for Tuesday, April 23, 2013 | By Genevieve Hathaway
With so many powerful planets lately moving through the area of your chart that covers community and your network, at times it may have felt more like you were moving through rites of passage than building a community. Those in your network challenged you in new ways; particularly your method of selecting who’s included in this community. As you continue to reshape your network, apply extra time and energy to communicate what you need to express. At the moment, you are particularly adept at communicating your thoughts and feelings — balancing an approach that applies the appropriate amount of self-confidence along with plenty of empathy. Take the time to have any important conversations, initiating rather than sitting back and waiting for changes to occur on their own. As you take ownership over the process of building your community and network, it will become clear how much support you have.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, April 19, 2013 #946 | By Eric Francis
This would be the weekend to get to every interesting social event you hear about. There’s something in your chart about making connections, which have an element of surprise and a stroke of genius to them. One reading of your solar chart describes an encounter with a group — that is, the potential to walk in on a new circle of friends that seemed like it was waiting for you to come along. But make sure you focus on the one-on-one encounters that seem to draw you in the deepest. Indeed, notice who and what draws you into yourself the deepest. You may feel some inclination to judge yourself at a certain point, to compare yourself to others or to wonder whether you fit in. Think of that as a veil that you’re passing through — or like one of those moments in a metaphysical journey where you’re confronted with your own fear. Remember, the fear is not coming from outside of you; what you’re seeing and being offered a chance to resolve is something inside yourself.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, April 12, 2013 #945 | By Eric Francis
Mercury is done slogging through Pisces (where it’s been most of the year), and is now in fire sign Aries (as of April 13 at 10:37 pm EDT). This is likely to speed you on your way, at the same time you become aware of the solution to a particular problem you’ve been grappling with for months. That is difficult, given that you crave proceeding with total commitment in whatever you do. Over the next few days, you may have one idea after the next for what direction to turn. Let these ideas emerge, and evaluate them without judging them. By early next week, they may suddenly all add up to something truly unusual — something so life-changing you will need to pause for a few days and reflect carefully on the implications. You may choose to let it go, in which case I suggest you move on quickly. Yet if you choose to go this new route, put your plans into motion immediately and without delay or hesitation.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, April 5, 2013 #944 | By Genevieve Hathaway
You are reworking an idea around ‘relationship’ and what it means to you. At the moment, you have a strong drive to be fully authentic and present in all you do. This energy can come with the feeling of pushing a round peg into a square hole. I suggest you first get clear on what a relationship that supports you as an individual would look like, then carefully and thoughtfully convey this idea to a close partner. For relationship structures to fit you, they need to give you room to be you — with all your idiosyncrasies, beliefs, dreams and curiosity — as you give the same to close partners. As you express your desire to make changes to a relationship, hold space open for a close partner to do the same. In reworking relationship dynamics, I propose you consider applying two things you know well: your curiosity and an open sense of experimentation.
Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for April 2013 | By Eric Francis
Focus on getting along with people — especially if you want things to go smoothly at work, and especially if you want to accomplish the great things that you feel destined to do. I would interject with a question: do you consider yourself to be in a position of leadership? Is it possible that you are, but are in denial about that fact? Leadership has formal manifestations, such as they call you the ‘team leader’ or the CEO. And it has informal manifestations (such as being the one who does the dishes in the break room, facilitates communication among those who might not ordinarily get along, or sets a good example in other ways). Now, your leadership role may lean toward the informal, which would actually be easier. You are in a position to blend your concept of rebellious with everyone else’s concept of what works. Said another way, you’re the one who may have the kind of weird idea that turns out to be the perfect solution to the riddle everyone has been staring cross-eyed at for six months. You are in the perfect position to reconcile both sides of the equation (such as practicality and innovation; doing what is legal and understanding what the law does not cover; getting the right result for the money that’s available). From the look of your chart, I would describe you as the master of resolving the unsolvable paradox. Just remember — many people love to be stuck. Know who they are and don’t waste any time banging your head against them.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, March 15, 2013 #942 | By Genevieve Hathaway
Over the past few weeks you’ve been through a reassessment of your career: a re-evaluation that was more about what you are most called to do and to give back to the world, rather than simply earning a paycheck. Often our society pushes the idea that what brings us passion and meaning and what we do to put food on the table and keep a roof over our heads are two different things. You are now formulating an idea of how to integrate the two, developing a concept of what you do for work as an extension of your deepest self. You may be feeling a lot of pressure to make some quick adjustments to your career. I suggest pausing to lay out a plan of the steps you wish to take; this will help you move with focused intention. A few strategic steps will move you further than large sweeping changes.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, March 8, 2013 #941 | By Eric Francis
Mercury is about to change directions in the angle of your chart associated with your career, your reputation and your sense of responsibility. Take nothing for granted over the coming week. Use the approach of doing as little as possible, in terms of staking out new ground, trying to move up or claim new territory. This is the time to watch, and observe carefully what you see. Things are not as they might seem at first look, and your role is likely to be considerably different from what you now imagine it is or might become. When you get new, possibly long-sought-after information, pause rather than act on it. Timing is everything. Therefore, all the information you obtain needs to be considered in terms of when it is relevant, and for how long. Just remember, it’s unlikely to be right now. There’s likely to be a built-in delay, and you need to keep that in mind. Even if you determine that something must be acted on ‘right now’, you will likely have an hour or a day. Therefore, take your time — in the literal sense of that expression.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, March 1, 2013 #940 | By Eric Francis
Please apply your imagination to your career. Do not look for a job. Do not re-do your resume. Use your incredibly beautiful imagination and consider the possibilities. Now is not the time to consider the flaws in your plan, your limits or any practical matters — it’s the time to unfold your idea of your potential. It’s also the time to consider the power and value of the experience you’ve already gained. Said another way, I suggest you take an inventory of what you know, what you’ve done and your talents. Then, think of them in different combinations and see if that sparks any ideas. As you do that, try to remember what you want to do. You may think that’s easy to recall, though I am proposing that you’re going to remember something you’ve forgotten. What were you doing and thinking in March 2010, February 2011 or February 2012? I suggest you go through your notebooks, email, diary and photo library and sift through them like you’re panning for gold.
Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for March 2013 | By Eric Francis
This could be one of the most interesting moments in your ‘professional life’, though you might want to drop the first word in that phrase if you want to understand it more clearly. I know that there is plenty of counseling to ‘keep your work and your life separate’ and about ‘how you should not mix business and pleasure’ and most of all to keep your work and personal relationships separate. These ideas might work for some people who are not really living, and who are not desiring a life wherein they express their true existence in their daily activities. I’ve been listening for a while and what I hear is most people yearning, craving, sometimes positively mad to spend their time doing something meaningful, creative, productive and loving. That is exactly what is calling you now. I suggest you start modestly. Do not think in terms of an end destination — that’s the old method, the one that almost always goes stagnant. As you may know, Mercury will be retrograde the first half of the month. And it will be retrograde in the house associated with your professional activities and reputation. I can sum that up briefly: you’re here to do your thing in your way — which may be different from the way you thought of in the past and certainly different from what others have expected of you. Therefore, if you feel inclined to do things differently, to follow an intuition and to go against the grain, that is the way to go.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 #938 | By Eric Francis
Mercury is moving into position to be retrograde, in an angle of your chart that addresses your career. There are also other planets gathering here, putting your personal emphasis on your sense of mission. Your task now is to sort out fantasy from reality. Living in a fantasy is different than having a vision and taking incremental steps to get there. Your chart shows both potentials at the moment, so I suggest that step one is to distinguish fantasy from vision. Yes, they are related, through the imagination. Many architectural masterpieces have started as sketches on napkins. You might say that it’s the sketch that turns something from a fantasy to a vision — the distillation, the act of making an idea tangible, and taking actual steps toward materializing it. There are two currents in your astrology that seem to be pulling you in opposite directions: reconsidering what you’ve thought of in the past, and wanting to push ahead and do something interesting and vital right now. You will need to proceed patiently for the next six weeks, though I would propose one thing — the review and the new vision are closely related and will enhance rather than invalidate one another.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Feb. 8, 2013 #937 | By Eric Francis
Many factors are trying to call your attention to the ways in which it’s time to take control of your life. This is not going to be instantaneous, nor should it take ‘forever’. While you may be inclined to think you want to get your career in order, the matter at hand is much larger. This is about taking back authority over all of your affairs, though to do that, you will need to see the places where you’ve given up that authority, or had it taken from you — beginning with your parents. Along the way, you may vacillate between thinking you’re a force to be reckoned with and fearing that you have no power whatsoever. Both are distortions. You tend to think in absolutes; in this instance, seeing shades of gray and different hues of color will help you. I suggest you plan for a rethinking process as you make each decision. You will not be arriving at final destinations; stop first and see where you are and how it feels to be there. Then decide what to do next.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 #936 | By Eric Francis
You may be one of those people who is too smart to have been influenced by religion, though I would propose that you would have to be a ninja-from-birth kind of critical thinker to avoid that. If you’re having any angst at all, particularly a struggle with the past or some psychological pattern, I suggest you go digging on the history of religion in your life and in your family. Getting beyond this is not merely a matter of ‘mental override’. It’s about understanding the ways in which you were influenced by specific ideas that influenced you — including by the values of any atheists or agnostics in your history. You will be able to use logic to get you out of this, though it’s a special kind of logic in that it involves understanding the nature of how you think and why you think that way, not merely the nature of a few specific thoughts. In the end you must have conscious faith in something; it’s a matter of what, and now seems like a good time to find out.
Inner Space Monthly Horoscope for February 2013 | By Eric Francis
This is a time in your life when you’re the person among your friends and colleagues who has the vision. They are looking to you for ideas, but also for your perspective on the big picture. There’s an indication that some of what you propose will require a second look or reconsideration toward the end of the month; remember that revision is an essential part of having a vision at all. So while you are the one with the vision, I suggest you make a point of having faith in it but not being attached to it. Partners and collaborators will play a key role in adapting it to the actual circumstances involved, and your willingness to go through this process will demonstrate your commitment to developing something collective, in a truly collective way.
Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for February 2013 | By Eric Francis
Take care handling your professional affairs this month. Your chart indicates the possibility of some authentic success or breakthrough, particularly in matters where your creative life intersects with your work life. You could discover a bold, vivid sense of purpose. However, if you are not 100% impeccable on matters of communication, that will come back to you. Therefore, begin now making sure that your intentions are precisely aligned with your words. Keep people up to date about what in your life influences them. I suggest you be careful about any tendency you may have to yield to your doubts and change your mind. I know that change is in the nature of the universe and you in particular have a mental state that’s constantly on the move. Often you decide that there’s something that just looks like it might be better. However, you and the people around you will benefit from your consistency through any relatively brief phase of doubt, challenge or adversity. Being a pro means sticking with things through moments of uncertainty, and being true to your vision. Therefore, trust your original intentions, and I strongly suggest, honor your original commitment, at least through the Mercury retrograde from Feb. 23 through March 17. You may have the sensation of swimming upstream during this phase, or meeting some inner resistance, though the real rewards are on the other side of this event, if you give yourself the gift of consistency.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 #934 | By Eric Francis
You are in a phase of working things out on the idea level, including figuring out who are the right people to have in your life. You also seem to be experimenting with concepts for what you might do in the future. I suggest that you focus this process, and be prepared to put your ideas into action. There is a short timetable on some rapidly approaching opportunities. The timing involves Mars, which is currently in Aquarius and which crosses the sensitive 10th house of your solar chart when it enters Pisces on Feb. 1. This is a point of decision, action or opportunity — and you will need to recognize it when you see it. You will also need to be prepared for a few challenges early on, which will give you the chance to prove your dedication to what you’re doing and what you believe. This opportunity may be subtler or more humble than what we see glorified in the world around us, and it’s of no less importance to you for being so. It’s what you make of it that counts.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 #933 | By Eric Francis
Now is the time to renegotiate certain contracts and agreements that no longer serve their purpose. Therefore, I suggest you go over every agreement that you’re currently subject to, assess its reason for existing and see if that reason is being fulfilled. Some of these may be pretty old, you may have forgotten others, and some, you may not even be aware you’re subject to. Here is a clue: is something or someone ‘driving you crazy’? Is there a source of chaos in your life? Something putting pressure on you that you seem unable to get out of? See if you can trace this back to some kind of commitment or agreement that you made. Go back to the moment of that transaction and look at the exact language, whether in writing or what you recall having said. Research or remember what was said to you, in terms of what promises were made. Did you hold up your end of the bargain? What about the other person or organization? Once you have that information, you will have plenty to work with. The concept of a relationship is taken too seriously, and the reality of a relationship not seriously enough.
Inner Space Monthly Horoscope for January 2013 | By Eric Francis
If you want depth, you don’t have to dig or blast. The way is open, and you’re being invited in. This is a different kind of intimacy from what you may have known before. The one-on-one concept of closeness still exists, though in the context of other forms of contact. I suggest you take a gentle and exploratory approach to the events of the next few weeks, placing emphasis on opening up the possibilities rather than closing them off. If you remain open to experience, and stay alert, this journey will reveal how much potential there is in the realm of relationships. I would remind you that it’s easy for old patterns to have an undue influence on new opportunities that you’ve never experienced — and that’s the very pattern this experience can take you beyond.
Planet Waves Monthly Horoscope for January 2013 | By Eric Francis
Relationships always present challenges of growth, communication and understanding. And when we’re involved with someone, it helps to know who that person is, their circumstances and their intentions — which can take time. For you, it’s essential to know your environment. By that, I mean your physical environment and who inhabits it, as well as your inner mental environment, which colors your view of the world. We all have our points of view and our biases; that’s a fact of perception. Yet you need to be acutely aware of what those are at all times. This will help you sort out what is a verifiable fact from a belief that you have. There may be some conflict between how you see the world, and how certain intimate partners see the world, especially those in parental-type relationships or those you perceive hold power over you. Remember that you don’t have to prove your point in order to be free of their judgments. If that were a qualification, you would never free yourself, because they are unlikely to ever agree with your reasoning or your point of view. The truth is, you’re less invested in those situations than you may think, and you’re under no obligation to get into any new ones. Proceeding forward, having clear agreements will help, whether in writing or at least in words spoken and understood. When an agreement is broken you may never be able to convince the person or get redress, but at least you will recognize a fact that you might otherwise have missed.