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Money ‘Scopes by Darla Downing

Aries
Payback is sweet, especially when it comes all at once. Yes, beautiful ram, karma comes full circle this month, with you getting the respect and appreciation you deserve. Expect others to pay back loans they owe you on December 1st and 2nd. By your peers clearing their debt, you will be stress free, and able to buy the best gifts for your flock. A work project ends on the 22nd, which will spin you into seasonal happiness, as you can take time off for the holidays. Mars connects with your Sun on December 31st, giving you the motivation to seek more fame and wealth in 2019. That’s right, Aries, you kick off the New Year with a bang, taking no prisoners to achieve your goals. Just be sure to take the last week of December off from work, so you can move into the New Year with determination and gusto.
Taurus 
December 7th pushes your credit cards to the max, as your holiday spending habits this year are at a high. However, don’t fret, money from a past investment is coming your way on the 15th. The Full Moon on the 22nd allows you to rethink your work plan for 2019, even forcing you to take much needed time off to spend with your family. New Years Eve may cause you to be reflective in the upcoming year, as you try to find your niche in the world amongst all the other Bulls.
Gemini
You’ve worked super hard all year to achieve your professional goals. However, December asks you if the sacrifices you made in 2018 were worth the professional acclaim you are experiencing now. The New Moon on December 7th and Mercury’s forward movement on the 6th, give you a chance to rethink your career path. The 15th heightens your confusion, while the Winter Solstice on December 21st and the Full Moon December 22nd end an existing partnership at work.
Cancer 
The New Moon on the 7th allows you to reconnect with colleagues, as you all have fun rocking around the Christmas tree at your office holiday bash. The Full Moon on the 22nd puts the focus on you, as you are the Crab of the hour at work, which will give you the drive to get your hustle on in the New Year, as action planet Mars moves into your professional sphere on December 31st, giving you the chance to up your game at work in 2019.
Leo 
December isn’t a particularly bad month for you, sweet lion. However, it does lead you down several confusing paths, which may force you to abruptly walk away from  creative projects. The New Moon on the 7th brings a lucrative venture your way. Beware, this project is not what it seems. Being paid on time will result from the partnership, adding frustrations down the road. The 12th heightens your hesitations about the project, forcing you to choose another venture to dedicate your time to. Listen to your intuition, if it doesn’t feel like the right fit—let the gig go. There will be more opportunities for you down the road which will be a better fit.
Virgo 
Business may have been slow this past month, forcing you to assert your thrifty nature, in order to save some cash. With your planetary ruler, Mercury, turning direct from its endless retrograde journey, on the 6th, you can expect a momentary reprieve around work and money. The 15th brings old clients back for good, as Uranus (who is moving backwards through its retrograde motion) and Neptune bring unexpected success your way, lasting into the New Year.
Libra 
Finally, after months of financial ups and down, December brings an end to the financial roller coaster. The 1st and 2nd bring a boost to your bank account, as others are noticing your hard work. The Winter Solstice, occurring December 21st, brings new work your way—however, not without frustrations during the Full Moon on the 22nd. Use the end of December to balance out your priorities and not overwork yourself, as it may cause frustrations around the holidays.
Scorpio 
It’s been a wild ride for you fall, as work and money have been inconsistent. 2018 surely had its windfalls and highs. The end of 2018 brings success your way. With Mercury, who is moonwalking back onto your Sun on December 1st, and Venus aligning with your Sun on December 2nd, you have the chance to have a financial reboot. The New Moon, which occurs December 7th, falls in the financial sector of your chart, giving you a whole new attitude toward your finances, followed by Mercury hitting your money spot, adding bang to your wallet on the 12th.
Sagittarius 
Your financial lull may offset your holiday shopping, however, not your spirit. No one brings more pizzazz and energy to the party than you, Sag! This season, don’t let your Scroogey attitude affect your fun! The New Moon on the 7th allows you to be the most exciting version of yourself, as you bring holiday cheer to office events. Don’t stress about your bonus, you will be pleased with the bump in your paycheck on the 21st.
Capricorn 
You’ve been a busy bee all year, lovely sea-goat! However, December forces you to realign yourself, focusing more on centering your energies. Your professional life has consumed much energy and time, forcing you to make some cutbacks on December 7th. However, all the business cards and contacts you’ve acquired during holiday parties on the 1st and 7th will lead to a promising new position in the New Year, as others are focusing  their energy on acquiring your skill set.  
Aquarius
Your networking skills are on point this month, Aquarius! As we enter December, you start off the month receiving overdo praise on the professional front, leading to a substantial holiday bonus 7th. Be aware, your colleagues may feel a ping of jealousy, as your score office praise and fancy presents during your office holiday party.
Pisces 
The New Moon occurring December 7th kicks up your determination for success at work. However, with Mars and Neptune aligning with your Sun, you may second guess your goals, due to deep seeded paranoias. Don’t let fear hold you back. Stepping into your new role at work with ease will boost up your finances on the 16th, allowing you to end the year with more money on the 31st.

 

 

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Money ‘Scopes by Darla Downing

 

Aries
The New Moon November 7th is a favorable time to consolidate loans or start a new financial plan, as you are able to clear long standing debts under this luminary. Be sure to weigh all options before signing onto a new plan, as Mercury Retrograde, which starts on the 16th, will leave you wondering if you made the right financial decision. Uranus will also move out of the financial sector of your chart on the 6th, which will add much needed stability to your finances.

Taurus
As Jupiter glides into Sagittarius on the 8th, you may be forced to get real about your finances. Spending freely has added some wonderful garments to your closet, but, depleted your bank account and maxed out your credit cards, forcing you to feel the strain on November 16th. When Mercury starts gliding backwards on the 16th, you may start to panic due to your lack of funds. However, as the Sun shifts into Sagittarius on November 22nd, you will have ample time to get your finances in check.

Gemini
The Nodes of Destiny enter the financial sector of your chart on the 6th, placing an emphasis on your spending habits. Cutting back or even coupon clipping may feel foreign to you, however, it will help you save your pennies, thus, yielding more money in your bank account.  November 16th brings work matters to a head, as drama with coworkers takes center stage. Try to stay out of the office politics, as arguments may consume your workplace for the next several weeks.

Cancer
Uranus will bring unexpected highs or lows to the career sector of your chart on the 6th. Try to stay on the cutting edge at work and promote extraordinary, transformative ideas or projects to your boss. Not only will this elevate your status in the office, but, it will also allow your superiors to view you as a pioneer. Just be careful not to step on anyone’s toes, as your colleagues may experience professional jealousy over you on the 16th, when Mercury starts gliding backwards in its retrograde motion.

Leo
Neptune has been swimming backwards for months, forcing you to take a closer look at your debt issues. When Neptune stops it’s backstroke on the 24th, you have the ability to gain insight into the proper steps you need to take in order to heal your debt. This may take some time to figure out, especially, since the Sun and Jupiter are urging you spend frivolously this month. Take your time, keep your eyes open and be aware of your spending this month, in order to keep the current issue under control.

Virgo
Venus’s backwards journey is now hitting your finances hard, forcing you to revisit financial missteps from September. Retrogrades are a great time to revise and reorganize financial matters. Think of this as your time to redo past spending faux pas—even hitting the rewind button or returning purchases bought then. The Nodal shift on the 6th allows you to finally gain recognition amongst your peers, while the Full Moon on the 23rd illuminates a new path or opportunity for you to take at work, which will elevate your position.

Libra
Both Venus and Uranus Retrograde have reeked havoc on your chart—particularly your finances since September (when Venus entered its pre retrograde shadow). November serves to give you relief from the financial lulls and stresses you have been under for the past few months. As the Nodes of Destiny switch signs on the 6th, your career gets a sudden bump. Try not to overextend yourself—balance out your work and personal time to create an equilibrium, allowing you to steadily increase your workout, not a burnout from taking on too many projects at once.

Scorpio
The 6th may ignite the flame with your colleagues, sparking past issues and rivalries to engulf the office. While the bright flames may intrigue you, step away from the from the spectacle, as it will burn you the most if you engage. November 8th brings an abundance of wealth your way, heightening on November 22nd when the Sun highlights the financial sector of your chart, allowing you to treat yourself to fanciful treats and gifts—after all, you’ve earned it!

Sagittarius
The Nodes of Destiny enter the house of other people’s money and property (OPM and OPP) on the 6th, lending insight into your relationship with money—particularly overspending. It’s time to make a plan to payback loans, debts, and manage your finances with care, which unfortunately means no more reckless spending! Penny pinching may be challenging at first, however, your fiery optimism and can do attitude will help you overcome any obstacle at hand.

Capricorn
Venus Retrograde will change your career—for the better! Venus, who glided back into the career sector of your chart on Halloween, has given you a chance during its backspin to change your work situations and goals. Think about your endgame, see what you can change in your career and with the relationship you have with your boss. This will help you achieve your goals swiftly.

Aquarius
Jupiter’s ingress into Sagittarius on November 8th will bring endless possibilities to your loving cup. Yes, dear Aquarius, the next year will be extremely fortunate to your networking skills, even bringing hopes of a new job or promotion. Also, expect to have more clarity on finances as illusive planet Neptune, stops playing tricks on your finances on the 24th, by turning direct. Financial affairs may be a little cloudy still, but, you will be able to keep your head above water by the end of November.

Pisces
As your planetary ruler enters the dignified sign of Sagittarius on the 8th, you will experience a surge in status. Luck runs high through the career sector of your chart, granting success and even a promotion. Don’t overthink your luck on the 16th—jump into the ocean and embrace all the gifts and fame the universe has bestowed upon you.

 

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Money ‘Scopes by Darla Downing

 

Aries
The bills may seem endless this month, Aries. Every day you may receive a new letter asking for money owed. All this financial stress may lead to exhaustion. However, Venus Retrograde, which starts on the 5th can help to consolidate credit, make payment plans, and offer debt relief. Calling in a financial advisor, or asking for advice from others, on the 12th will help elevate your assets on the 26th. Don’t be a hero, use your fiery energy to get assistance, instead of falling victim to endless bills.

Taurus

While others may be scrambling to keep their livelihood afloat this month, you are mostly concerned with partnerships—deciding what projects and people to invest your money and time in. The 5th causes you to rethink recent endeavors, giving you the option to renegotiate recent contracts. The 26th gives you clarity, as you may possibly renege on a deal. Listen to your intuition this month, if a deal, contract, or situation doesn’t feel right—let it go, move on to the next project right away and don’t waste time on nonsense.
Gemini 
Your intellectual nature often motivates you to logically assess work and financial matters. However, October leaves you feeling lost, as your pristine crystal clear judgement is now foggy. Disappointments at work on the 18th and 19th may force you to feel lost in terms of your career, as feelings of inadequacy come to surface. The 20th and 22nd urge you to take control of financial and career power dynamics. But, you may take a step back, opting to ride the wave before taking any actions, due to your lack of career motivation and uncertainty this month.
Cancer 
Living in a rich girl’s world this October allows you to step out of your shell and spend the fruits of your labor on forbidden pleasures. This is quite exciting for you, dear crab, as you often spend frugally. The 5th and the 26th jumpstart your urge to invest on passion projects. Just be watchful over your investments and contracts with others on the 24th, as a “trusted” party may lead you astray on the 27th.
Leo
Often the life of the party, you tend to overspend quite often. This will cause issues in October, as your generous heart has left you scrambling for cash. As Venus starts to glide backwards on October 5th, you will immediately start to feel the financial pinch. Don’t stress, sweet lion! Use October to revise your monetary plan and create a budget. Even though you may feel financially overwhelmed and your bank account may be underwhelmed, you have the opportunity to enhance your assets with simple planning and foresight, which will allow you to feel more in control of your finances by the 26th.
Virgo
Spending money frivolously with friends this past month sure has put a drain on your once lush bank account. October begins with the heat on your finances, causing you to feel the financial drain on the 3rd and 7th. The 31st brings a new chance to revise your finances, as Venus moves backwards through your house of finances, offering you an opportunity to change the game for November.
Libra
This month takes a bite out of your bank account, Libra. As your planetary ruler, Venus, glides backwards in the financial sector of your chart (starting on October 5th), the next 41 days will prove to be taxing on you, creating much anxiety around money. Be cautious this month! Do not spend your cash on fanciful inclinations and desires. Try to create a penchant for coupon clipping and bargain deals, which will help you reassess your wallet by Halloween, when Venus aligns with your Sun, thus, allowing you to spend your savings on a lovely costume, drinks, and fun with friends.
Scorpio 
October may prove to be challenging for you, Scorpio. Venus kicks off her retrograde journey October 5th, on your Sun, forcing you to make minor financial touch ups. This may come as a surprise to you, after all, you are usually financially responsible. The 9th gives you the opportunity to address your current financial missteps, giving you the chance to clear your current monetary lulls on the 23rd, by bringing in an advisor on the 24th to help you budget.

Sagittarius

Your current financial state may be stressful, as you’re nearing your account minimum. Luckily for you, Sag, your friends step in on October 2nd and offer you financial support. While you may view their kindness as unnecessary, accepting their help on the 4th, will allow you to be at ease on the 5th. Be aware, the loan does come with strings. Try to make proper guidelines and boundaries on the 7th and 9th, by openly discussing a payback plan. If not, the 22nd will prove to be challenging with your peers and your wallet.

Capricorn 

Known for your work horse drive and determination, you often place all your efforts into your career. However, this month, you are swept away by politics, dedicating yourself more as a SJW than a workaholic. Your charisma will be placed on humanitarian efforts, starting on the 5th, as unsavory news hits the airways. The 14th gives you an opportunity to assess your beliefs, creating a platform to express yourself, allowing for you to raise money for your cause on the 18th, 26th, and 31st.
Aquarius
All work and no play can make your loving cup feel under nourished and appreciated. October 5th forces you to dedicate your energy toward work, as major shifts and transformations at the workplace are underway, making you feel like a fish out of water. This may cause frustrations within, as you won’t have time to enjoy the frivolities of life for most of October. Keep the faith, dear Aquarius! The 29th allows you to burn off some steam as work issues clear up, allowing for you to celebrate Halloween with friends with no worries.

Pisces

With your head mostly in the clouds this month, your finances will take a sudden windfall. The 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 13th will cause utter confusion regarding your dwindling assets. As you struggle to keep your finances above water, in the first half of the month, try to keep a diary of your spending. The 18th and 19th boost your assets, allowing for financial clarity on the 29th. Expect a monetary gift from your spirits on Halloween, as you are the recipient of a wonderful financial surprise.

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Money ‘Scopes

 

Virgo 

While you may feel a slight financial pinch in the beginning of the month, the backend of September pays off tremendously. By accessing your innate patience and methodical practicalities, you have the power to transform your monetary blues into bliss on the 21st. The Fall Equinox adds prosperity into your bank account, ending your financial lull during the Harvest Moon on the 24th, 

Libra 

Money has been free flowing, like champagne, all Summer. September is your wake up call from living the good life, as your money making abilities slow down. Venus, Goddess of Money and your planetary ruler, enters Scorpio on the 9th, right after entering the pre retrograde shadow on the 2nd (Venus retrograde  officially begins October 5th) in the financial sector of your chart. Projects can be slow to start, forcing your bank account to slowly dwindle. The 21st and 22nd give you an opportunity to start new creative ventures with others, that can add some momentum to your assets. 

Scorpio 

As Venus aligns on your Sun, on the 9th, you may feel some  short lived velocity in your finances and career. Be advised, this is a temporary fix due to Venus’s inevitable journey backwards next month. Focus your energies in September on your savings account and try to plan properly for the next months ahead. Autumn will bring financial challenges, but you can avenge such issues by building better spending habits in advance. Saving your pennies now, will pay off later. And, yes, the road to financial growth is around the corner. After all, Scorpio is the sign that rules sex, death, and taxes. 

Sagittarius 

A gambler by nature, you often take monetary and career risks. Your enthusiastic approach may often lead to gain, however, sometimes the house wins. September brings you back to reality, forcing you to make realistic financial decisions on the 6th and the 30th. Your career is highlighted during the New Moon on the 9th, allotting you different responsibilities at work, which may cause quarrels on the 25th. Try to take on the nuances of September one step at a time, access your inner warrior to strategically balance out the different energies. 

Capricorn 

Your earthy intelligence has graced you with the gift of financial structure and career prominence, making September an easy breezy month for you on on all fronts. Responsible by nature, September rewards your efforts with a long due raise on the 10th and fame on the 21st. You glide into autumn ahead of the game, making the Equinox on the 22nd the most auspicious day for your career this month. 

Aquarius 

September allows you to take back control of your finances. Summertime overindulgences have forced your bank account to take a hit, causing your emotional cup to over runneth with personal anxieties. The New Moon, occurring on September 9th, helps clear your financial strain, ONLY if you address debt concerns with your creditors on the 5th and the 6th. September 10th is prime time for you to start repaying debts, on your new plan, which will alleviate stresses for you by the 25th. 

Pisces 

September forces you to feel like a fish out of water, pushing you to network within your work community. Your increasing Instagram following allows you to enjoy fruits of your labor, as the public is taking notice of you professionally. All these efforts pay off during the Harvest Moon on September 24th, when your bank account ripens due to the influx of cash from your entrepreneurial mingling. 

Aries 

Known for your strong work ethic, September is when your efforts shine. The month kicks off with a long awaited raise coming your way on the 3rd and the 6th gives you dominance in your career. The world sees you as the top ram in your industry, even catching more respect and admiration. from your coworkers during the New Moon on the 9th, when you receive a highly anticipated raise. September ends with you at the top of your field and the envy of others—due to your new career status. 

Taurus 

Venus, your planetary ruler, enters Scorpio on September 9th, the same day as the Virgo New Moon, giving you hope to have the chance to pursue your artistic inclinations at work. While this may sound amazing, the caveat arises from Venus enters the pre retrograde shadow September 2nd, causing your cash flow slow down, as investments from investors and patrons may fall through. The 10th is a powerful day for you to sweet talk your way into a profitable partnership, just be sure not to over-promise, as the 25th can leave you feeling out to pasture by your financial backers. 

Gemini 

Unfortunately, September is a bit of a challenge for you, Gemini. However, you can transform your dwindling  bank account into gold on the 30th of September if you do a bit of detective work on the 6th, to understand potential growth at your job and partnerships. Use your keen Mercurial gifts to see if you can develop your career or receive a raise  by the end of the month. With your chameleon like abilities, you should be in full swing by the 30th. 

Cancer 

Saving your pennies for a rainy day has surely has paid off, allowing you all month to pursue creative endeavors. The 10th of September starts a new fiscal beginning, as your credit card balance reaches 0 (or close to it), offering you time to focus your energies into work. The Full Moon on September 24th brings a possible promotion your way, which helps you see tangible rewards for your hard efforts. 

Leo 

September acts as your financial wake up call, dear lion. It’s time to get your bank account in other. Planning your autumnal budget September 5th, will allow you to embrace new enterprising opportunities during the Virgo New Moon on September 9th. Wounded healer Chiron, slips back into the house of other people’s money on September 25th, allowing you the chance to make good on credit card payments and debt if you plan accordingly in the beginning of the month. 

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Career Tarot Forecast

 

Happy back to school season, especially for those of us in the School of Life. This is the first week of the whole summer where all personal planets are all moving direct, and while that usually motivates us to get back into the swing of things, we may still feel sluggish due to the sheer weight of all that we’ve experienced during this past couple months. Try to focus on steadily integrating lessons rather than pushing forward at top speed.

The Hermit guides us through the first couple weeks of September, which is very appropriate for Virgo season. He is facing the past, shining the light of his wisdom on all that we have gone through in the past two months, giving us time to discern what it is that we truly want to carry through to the manifestation phase in the coming harvest season. With the Hermit as our guide, we are being asked to release outdated expectations in favor of what truly matters to us. 9, the Hermit’s number, is all about the process of purging what is finished and integrating what is our’s as we step into the next phase of our journey. And so we begin at an ending: what is holding us back? How can we let the dead things fall away? The Hermit makes these decisions in quiet and solitude, so make time for reflection, especially at the new moon in Virgo on September 9th.

While the Hermit requires solitude, the 4 of Pentacles reminds us not to isolate ourselves to the point of disconnection. Sharing time and energy will open us up to new opportunities. We may be afraid of being taken advantage of or of not being valued in the workplace, but creating a barrier between ourselves and others, seeing our job as “just a job” will make us feel small and may even have a negative impact on our career in the long-run. It is better to take conscious steps towards something we desire than to move through where we are as only a shell of ourselves.

That said, if you are feeling stuck and can’t take big leaps towards your dream job this month, make a concerted effort to open up to friends, partners, and family, valuing community to help you maintain a more satisfying work / life balance. The 4 of Pentacles asks us to focus less on what we have and more on what we have to share. With the Lovers card representing the last part of the month, it seems that our work in solitude with the Hermit and the way we use our experience of the “little emperor” (4 of Pentacles) leads us to a fork in the road. The Lovers card speaks to the moral obligation we have to make commitments that nourish our soul’s purpose. Are we committed to our path or are we floating? Either way, it’s ok! Wandering is vital to making any commitment. The Lovers are there to remind us that we have a duty to ourselves to be honest about where we are and what we feel called to do with our lives for the good of humankind. You may be looking at a great collaboration or the opportunity to join a team that inspires you. Where the Hermit cautioned us, the Lovers asks us to reach out and share ideas, openly seeking our place in the world.

 

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Money ‘Scopes

 

Aries
As your planetary ruler Mars swoops backwards, through August 27th, you may feel like you’re not getting a big enough paycheck, especially on the 6th through the 9th. This motivates you to get creative on how to expand your net worth during the solar eclipse on August 11th. The 19th presents an opportunity to raise your prices, which may leave you waiting on pins and needles for the next several days. August ends with a chance for your clients to see how amazing you are and how much more credit you deserve, by way of money.

Taurus
A fortuitous opportunity presents itself on the 6th, giving you the chance to collaborate on a profitable new project. Be careful to outline the partnership through a contract, which will save you time and money in the end, as the slowdown of Mercury, Mars, and Uranus retrograde can leave you with a reversal of fortune if you do not use the 6th to your full advantage. The 7th will make you feel as though you are giving up too much authority in this alliance, heightened by financial stresses on the 9th,  as well as the solar eclipse August 11th, but dig your heels in, as the 19th allows you to reap serious financial benefits.

Gemini
Uncertainty regarding finances may leave you with persistent worries for the first half of the month, as your planetary ruler, Mercury, is causing you to feel more mentally restless than usual. Try to focus your abundant energy on innovative ways to save and maybe even make an extra buck. The Solar eclipse on August 11th brings info to light surrounding raises or money owed to you, whereas the 12th may have you hiding under a rock dodging people you’ve borrowed money from. Relief is on the way on the 19th, lasting the last 12 days of August, allowing you to enter September on solid financial ground.

Cancer
August pushes you to take stock of your personal net worth, giving you the opportunity to reassess your finances during the Solar eclipse on August 11th. Mercury’s moonwalk through the financial sector of your chart, which lasts until August 19th, urges you to decide if luxury items you crave for comfort are truly necessary or if you can wait to make the purchase. Stresses are alleviated on the 12th, as Mars, who is retrograde as well, offers you an opportunity to consolidate debt or save money.

Leo
With Mercury moonwalking and the solar eclipse heating up your already hot sun, August is a month full of change for you, as long as you access your ferocious Lion energy and fight for what’s yours! August 8th causes some ambiguity about your debts. You may have recently taken on too many creative projects, leaving you with fresh debt, which will really bug you on the solar eclipse. You may get upset about your inability to treat yourself to nice treats on your solar return. The 18th allows you to shine amongst your friends and the 19th gives you the vigor to treat yourself again, as you’ve paid some or all of your debts.

Virgo
You’re finally getting that long lost paycheck on August 6th, which you’ve been waiting for since since July 26th when Mercury started to slow down. The retrograde caused delays in receiving mail, and, therefore, money. With some extra cash in your pocket, you may decide to relax this month and take a rest-cation from work, opting to use all those personal days you earned through the year to center yourself, especially during the eclipse on August 11th. Be sure to deposit the check right away and to keep your bank statements up to date, as things may get tricky to manage around the 21st.

Libra
August 6th serves as your time to pamper yourself with luxurious gifts, as your planetary ruler, Venus, links up with your sun. With champagne wishes and caviar dreams, August is a lovely time to shower yourself with gifts, mostly because your personal wealth is being expanded all month. With that in mind, you may decide to give back for all your good fortune this month by donating money to a charity during the solar eclipse on August 11th. Just be sure everything is legit about the organization you choose so you don’t feel scammed!

Scorpio
August proves to be a fruitful time for you financially! Even while your planetary ruler, Mars, moves backwards, you are still on fire, as you know how to manage your money. The solar eclipse on August 11th can offer you a chance to get a raise, which is something you have been eyeing at work for a while now. Show your audience you are the top Scorpion for the job by subtly reminding them of all your hard efforts from the past. This will propel you to monetary bliss by the beginning of September, when you can afford to treat yourself.


Sagittarius
This August, you may be the recipient of some sweet charity from your friends. While you may be too proud to ask for a loan, your friends may offer it or take up a collection to help you on August 6th. You are generous and deserve a helping hand! The eclipse on the 11th gives you a moment to feel grateful for the kindness of others. Just be sure to make an agreement with them about a repayment plan by the 19th, as your friends may grow impatient if you don’t make an agreement by then. Assuring them you will return their generosity will avoid strife on the 27th.

Capricorn
Your personal finances may be a mess until the 12th, as action planet Mars shifts backwards from the financial sector of your chart making you take action and accountability for your spending habits. The solar eclipse and Mercury’s retrograde journey allow you to understand you can ask for help, whether it be financial aid, assistance, a loan, or even guidance on how to invest your money. Don’t be too proud to ask for help and take the advice. It will leave you more clear about how to manage your assets.

Aquarius
You are best served by heading into this month ready to do some hardcore adulting! You may feel like a bit of a shut-in and you will probably get bored in a week, but saving money will prevent issues for you in September. This includes making a monthly budget, coming to truly understand the costs of your expenses, and not going out to party whenever you feel like it unless you can truly afford to. While you may feel financially stressed on the 9th, the solar eclipse on 11th and then the helpful vibe of the 18th bring you time to spend some hard-earned cash on a fun evening out with your friends.

Pisces
It’s high time to get your monetary ducks in a row this month! The 6th brings a little quiet time for you to patiently tally up all your expenditures just in time for the eclipse on the 11th, which will help you understand what you should be spending your hard-earned money on… and where you can save a little for a rainy day. It’s time to take action and forego the fancy lattes this month. If you save now, an investment or return on your savings will make a once in a lifetime dream vacation possible in the coming months. Start saving now and you will be thankful later on.

 

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Monthly Tarot Forecast

 

The Atmosphere: August brings with it a host of intense cosmic energies that we can all use to fuel the fires of our passions and ambitions. While we are in the midst of multiple retrogrades, Leo season is bound to keep us motivated to achieve our career goals. With the planets turning on their heels, hitting points we recently experienced all over again, we are given a chance to dig in deeper so that to we can aim higher when Mercury and Mars go direct again a few weeks.

 

The Draw: The cards that represent the energy this month are the Ace of Wands, the 2 of Wands, and the 4 of Swords, with the Fool holding us steady to the promise of bliss at the bottom of the deck. We have low number (below 5) fire cards (wands), which indicate that we will start the month off with lots of energy. The Ace of Wands gives us a surge of inspiration surrounding our career goals, no matter the retrograde vibes! We will probably return with renewed energy to a project we dropped earlier in the summer and work at it with all our might through the first half of the month.

 

The 2 of Wands signifies the commitment to the idea, with the figure in the card taking the first step towards manifesting his vision. We will prepare to plant the seed of our inspiration in the fertile ground of the outside world. Use this energy well, for the 4 of Swords at the end of the month shows an abrupt slowdown. We may feel that we’ve overexerted ourselves as Mercury moves direct in the 3rd week of August. At this time, we may be prone to burn-out if we don’t slow down when we first start to feel tired, sluggish, or simply uninspired. You will have done enough work where a restorative break won’t put you back! Plan on rewarding yourself with a weekend of quiet self-care towards the end of the month. The Fool at the bottom of the deck (the “end of the book”) reminds us that the work we do with integrity will lead us to our bliss in time.

 

The Bottomline: Trust that whatever calls to you from the past in the beginning of the month is worth the work to either accomplish or resolve, and know when to take time for yourself to prevent burn-out.

 

 

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Happy Full Moon all! I’ve missed you this month!

I have been curating an anthology for Sexual Assault Awareness month, scheduling events, and booked solid with readings. It’s been an incredible month, but I’ve missed writing!

This month our Full Moon falls in the sign of Libra, which is a sign of community and others. It opposes our fiery sign of Aries in the Sun, which is of the self. It is also a Blue Moon, or the second full moon in a month, and occurring during Mercury retrograde.

Lot’s of energy in the sky!

If you’re part of my ritual subscriptions, you’ve already seen the emails go out for manifesting on this Full Moon. It’s a special Full Moon, as are all, but in the way that it is complex in nature. We find a duality of the self versus the community, we must speak with heartfelt and careful intention (because our messenger planet is retrograde,) and we have extra oomph in this power because of the Blue Moon.

So be careful with your casting, because this moon is nuanced!

That being said, for this past month I have been hyper focused on my self with the return of Aries. Health has been a major concern for me. The snow is melting, the weather is getting slowly warmer, and I’ve been inspired to treat my body with TLC.

Usually, I live like a total bachelor. Grub Hub is ordered at least three times a week, I don’t cook, and I love fatty foods. During the winter, I have many excuses for comfort food, but living by myself has prompted me to adult just a little better.

I went on a food shopping spree, learned to cook two meals, and prepped some easy to grab things for my fridge. The issue behind my poor eating habits is laziness, so I learned to navigate around that by spending an hour in the kitchen on Monday preparing a pasta and some chicken for the week.

No more excuses!

My skin regimen has also been on pointe for the past month. I have been using a jade facial roller, washing my face twice a day, using a face serum and hyper hydrating face lotion, and my skin has been looking superb! I’ve also been drinking a lot more water, and I can tell that my body feels nourished.

Being focused on self care has done wonders for my self confidence, and adding that extra bit of intention just gives me so much joy and gratitude.

For this Full Moon, however, I have been meditating a lot on how to better serve my community. For over a week prior to this Full Moon energy, I have been asking myself the deep questions on how to better serve all of you.

I have abolished a lot of what I thought was gimmicky or inauthentic from my marketing. I have set bigger boundaries. And while that is self focused, it also allows me to better and more genuinely serve my community.

And that’s what this Full Moon is all about.

So celebrate well, my witches, and know that caring for yourself first helps you to be a better teacher, lover, manifestor, and witch.

Stay witchy babes! ( *)

Season 2: Episode 9

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Season 2, Episode 9 is live! Today’s interview is with Emily Heather, aka the Voluptuous Witch! In this episode we discuss Libra and Scorpio season, how to stay active in your community, and manifestation over different social classes.

Listen up and stay witchy ( *)

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Why My Mother Means So Much to Me

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In honor of my mothers birthday today, I’d like to explore the ups and downs of a mother-daughter relationship. Such a unique bond is special, and whether you weren’t, aren’t, were or are close with your mother, this is a story I think we can all appreciate.

My mother and I have had quite a ride together. I was always searching for attention and affection, and through my teenage years that kind of behavior turned destructive. I was not your typical teenager, with changing hormones and training bras. I was all of that, but I was also a drug addict suffering from depression.

My relationship with my mother at this time tore apart at the seams. And of course it did. I was crying out for help because of psychological disorders, but instead of accepting the help when it was offered, I ran into the arms of a drug dealer and decided to worsen the problem.

From the first sign of trouble, my mother brought me to a psychologist. I was deep into a punk rock phase at the time, rich with music and creating fashion, but I was horribly sad. I walked into the doctors office and immediately hated this woman because she couldn’t possibly understand me. She made me do this exercise where I was supposed to guess what the potted plants behind me looked like and I rolled my eyes so hard that I gave myself a headache. I told my mom I didn’t want to go back. She said OK, and we talked.

My mom always tried to talk to me. She always extended her arms. But I just wasn’t having it. I liked to isolate and I found solace in drugs. Not shortly after that first therapy session, I found cocaine. Which turned to meth. Which turned to complete and utter destruction.

I was extremely young when I found drugs. And I am not blaming my teenage self for how I acted. I was a child from 13-17 who was totally lost.

I sure as hell don’t blame my mother. She tried with all of her compassionate and motherly might to help me. But what do you do with a wild animal who is constantly getting arrested? I sure as hell don’t know.

So through all of this, as soon as she saw some light in my eyes at the beginning of my recovery, she was right there. She was also there to pick me up from jail and to bring me to court appointments, but when I came home from being kicked out with real sincerity in my eyes, I had my mother back.

She let me sleep in her bed when I went through withdrawals. She supported me in every way that she could. But even after being clean, I just kept getting into trouble.

At some point, it was time to take responsibility for myself and get my shit together. Getting older and getting through college gave me some wisdom enough to do that. But even still, as I’m sure you’ve gathered from previous posts, it was not all rosey.

I put a heavy strain on my relationship with my mother. I have accepted full responsibility for that. At the time I was convinced that it was because she didn’t love me enough and that I had terrible parents. But now, knowing about that symptom of codependency that breeds manipulation and projection, it is clear to see that she loved me more than anything. It was me who didn’t love me.

When I first left for New York, I had my shit pretty tight. I saved up 10 grand to move, I graduated college, I set up an apartment in the city. Things were looking up. That was really my new beginning, and boy has it been a journey. But what the real amazing part was how much my relationship with my mother strengthened.

As I started to find myself, little rays of self love started to shine through. Anger turned into forgiveness. Blame turned into accountability. And hate into love and appreciation. I started to call my mother every day. I started to listen to her advice. I started to hear the compassion in her words that was always there, but ignored by self sabotage.

When she came to visit me when I was still with my then-boyfriend, we had more fun together then we ever had. And when I took her to Grand Central, my favorite site in NYC, we sat under that beautiful, sea green astrological mural and had one of the most important conversations of our relationship.

She asked me if I used to hate her.

We both started crying. I mean, how could a mother think her daughter hated her. And to the best of my ability at the time, I tried to explain that I’m sure I thought I did, but who I really hated was myself. We hugged, dried our eyes, and realized that we had crossed a threshold into a real bond. We were in an adult mother-daughter relationship.

I call my mother every day. She is the single most important woman in my life. And while I still stand by the fact that we aren’t the best roommates, I would never trade that I am able to stay so close in contact with her even though I am 3,000 miles away.

Boundaries and respect are important in any relationship. And once we were able (or I was willing) to do that for us, we have become closer than ever. She is the epitome of the Empress in my eyes. Happy birthday mom, stay witchy ( *)