The new moon last week ushered in the year of the Dragon. Innovations, breakthroughs and magical shifts are on offer. The most important value is freedom. Think of your relationship with space. Do you take up space unapologetically or then do you give someone so much room in your life that you don’t exist? Are you okay with your partner needing space and ‘me time’ or does silence trigger your insecurities? This week you need to look at yourself as closely as you scrutinise others. Use the awareness you have to realign your behaviour. For those who don’t do this willingly, there’ll be a huge shift which will not be the most comforting. Brace for a week of too much; but know that it will all soon settle and the sun will paint you a rainbow to deliver the gifts that have your name on them.
This week’s readings are all about your love life. Read with an open heart and eager mind. Happy Valentine’s Week!
Capricorn: December 22-January 20
Forgiveness is the only way forward. Initiate conversations to mend and heal. Make peace and you will be able to make the right choices even if they may be the tough ones to take those steps towards a new day, phase or life. Those with a penchant to hold grudges, how much clutter are you willing to hoard in this lifetime and what is the price of giving away all that mind space to wasteful energy? Some of you are going round and round in circles in your love life because you are unwilling to make better choices. You have no one to blame but yourself. The new moon with its fierce energies needs you to break through your own shackles and set yourself free to do what’s needed. Remember, you are making these tough choices first for yourself and then for anyone else. Your dreams need you to do the needful this week. You are standing in the “make it happen” energy. Do not let the energy that is churning within go to waste.
Aquarius: January 21-February 18
Just be. Yes, love needs you to stay in a beautiful state of flow in your relationship. There’s enough and you are enough. Do not indulge in restlessness because you want novelty. Boredom is not a good enough reason and in fact, it’s a sign you need to be focusing on building a fuller life. Those who are single need to understand their motives. Be brutally honest with yourself about why you want to be in a relationship and why you want the kind of partner you want. Go with the flow, living your life without making love a mission. This week you need to look at all your relationship patterns – the choices you make, the way you behave, your reactions and your proactive actions. Why do you do the things you do? Why do you think the way you do in your love life? What will it take for you to just be happy and to just enjoy the ride? You may be doing far less than you should in other areas of your life and dumping the lack from there into your love life. Stop this now.
Pisces: February 19-March 20
Messages, conversations and sweet nothings whispered in unexpected moments. Communication is the most important piece in your relationship right now. Even those who are single, do not be afraid to talk about things that make you smile and those that leave you feeling not so nice. This is a phase of laying down a strong foundation or then strengthening the existing one because you are building up to the life of your dreams. You want to live a certain kind of relationship. Whether you are in a long-term relationship or then just starting to date or are single and waiting to meet that special someone; this relationship is there for you and you can realign your behaviour to attract and create this. The key is to not try too hard or go for big gestures or changes. Tiny steps, small shifts. Write all that you want to experience and then write all the small things you can do. When you follow your plan consistently, you’ll see your partner’s responses shift as well. You are in charge. Use your energies wisely.
Aries: March 21-April 20
Brace for a tough phase. The road ahead is peppered with arguments, fights, and periods of uneasy silences followed by making up and mending of ways. While your feistiness helps you power through life, in relationships it causes a lot of the chaos you actually want to avoid. This is a time to learn to be easygoing at appropriate times. Those who are single and in committed relationships need to learn to flow. Stop with all the pushing and pulling triggered by faulty beliefs, ego and insecurities. A relationship is made up of two people. You cannot always have your way and you should not always have your way. Every conflict, argument, fight, and heated discussion is guiding you to change the way you react and to shift the way you handle difficult situations. Be aware of the battles you choose. Be even more aware of what you say as well as what you expect. All the chaos is working in your favour provided you implement the lessons it delivers.
Taurus: April 21-May 21
There’s a cycle you seem to be stuck in and to break the loop you need to shift from overthinking to constructive thinking. Jumping to conclusions or reacting immediately will be absolutely unhelpful in this phase. You need to breathe, hit pause and let your being absorb what is happening before you jump into misunderstandings. What do you expect, what is actually possible, what is happening, what do you believe is happening – these are the questions you need to sit with without wanting to do something about it all. ‘Who you are’ is currently in a phase of evolution because your personality needs to align with all that you want. Drop your guard and let love in. Let your different experiences show you who you need to be for yourself and your partner. All those thoughts you keep juggling, what is it all leading to? What do these conclusions do for you? It’s time you stop indulging unhealthy thoughts, conversations as well as experiences.
Gemini: May 22-June 21
Give yourself closure. You need to shut some doors. Yes, you have to do it instead of waiting for the other person to do so. That’s just being convenient. Magic is at play in your love life and you are once again sailing in the right direction guided by the tides of love and romance. Continue doing all that you are even if you feel the results aren’t exactly what you’d like. There’s a time when you’ll have to make a move and then there are times when you will have to go with the flow. Awareness will help you choose the right mode. Those who are single, ‘make it happen’ has a different context when it comes to love. It does not mean pushing someone for a commitment or pinning your hopes on someone who isn’t showing up the way you deserve. ‘Make it happen’ might actually mean taking a step back and letting love do its thing. If something is not working out, consider it to be protection. Instead of feeling offended or jilted, ask the ego to sit back down and be grateful for the rejection. It’s the Universe giving you a much-needed detour and guiding you to the right arms to fall into.
Cancer: June 22-July 22
Do not waste time on what is not in your control. The sooner you accept, the sooner you find the door that takes you out towards better times. Many of you find yourself at a crossroads. Choices must be made. If you allow someone else to choose you don’t get to complain later. Be careful about whom you hand over your power of choice. You have come a long way and the journey has been adventurous. Each adventure gave you a blessing and a lesson. Now is the time to dive into these and align your decisions to what you wish to experience from here on. You have all the information you need. But are you really paying attention or then are you stuck on what you believe and how you want things to be? This phase is all about allowing your love life to blossom through constructive participation. Be very aware of what or whom you are choosing to spend your time on. You are worth a lot and you deserve a lot. This is a time to not settle; instead, flow to all that is aligned to your heart.
Leo: July 23-August 23
A phase of intense healing, making peace and moving into a beautiful future aligned with your highest good. All you have to do is say yes. Whatever has happened; however life may have been; it’s now time for a change. You don’t have to think about how to make this change. Just follow the rules, the protocol and traditions of life. Do as has always been done. Life will guide you one step at a time. Whether you are married and not in the happiest place or you are struggling through a recent breakup, you need to close the door to the past. That cold, dead wind keeps pushing you back. Moving on towards love once again is the intention from here on. There’s a vibrant phase of love and harmony waiting for you. Crawl if you must, but keep going. Focus on what has traditionally been done and heal one piece of your heart at a time. What you are leaving behind is not of importance. Your desires for the life you want to live are all that matters. Think of the love you want to experience from here on and align your thoughts, words and actions to it.
Virgo: August 24-September 22
Move on, move on. If it doesn’t make sense to you; if it doesn’t align with you; move on. Walk away from the topic, situation or then, the person. You need to guide yourself towards the light. But also, be aware of your penchant for perfection, straight lines and absolute order. Life is a bunch of curves entangled within each other. And you need to learn to look at the essence someone holds and not just the circumstances around them. Who they are and how they respond matters. Do you have a clear vision of what you want? Now is the time to imagine and fine-tune your thoughts. Clarity is your guiding post. What do you want in your relationship? Why do you want to experience this? What is it supposed to do for you? Breathe and sit within this story you are weaving in your heart. There’s a lot to gain, but first, there’s some decluttering of thoughts and feelings that need to happen as well. Do not waste your time on bygones. Instead, focus on what you want to create with love.
Libra: September 23-October 23
Something happened. It was painful. But it’s done now. Close that chapter and focus on what is as well as what will be. You are currently building the life you desire. Your dream is a work in progress. Take it easy, move slowly and know that new beginnings and aligned experiences are available to you right now. Single people need to shut the door on flickers of the past. Don’t waste a moment’s thought on who did what. Put all your fears to rest and trust that good times lie ahead. There’s a beautiful start and this is an abundant phase of love, harmony and sweetness. Make all the memories you can for that’s the fuel your heart needs. Focus on letting go and making room to receive and accept all the love that is flowing to you right now. Remember love needs time. It’s often a process of many experiences flowing one after the other. And this flow will often have hurtful experiences as well. But that doesn’t mean that all is lost. Stand in faith. You are on the right path to love.
Scorpio: October 24-November 22
Love has its own set of pros and cons. You cannot enjoy the sweets without tasting bitterness once in a while. However, bitter moments are often a divine realignment pushing you and your circumstances towards manifesting your dream. Instead of feeling dejected, allow yourself to be filled with hope and look towards the future. A victory is in store and you will receive it soon. Your heart’s desire is coming to be. You have shown up, stepped up and committed your heart to love. Love will fill your days up in limitless ways if it isn’t already doing so. Do not make any hasty decisions right now. Do not run out of patience or spew any ultimatums. Wait and let the Universe act on your intentions as well as requests. Every prayer of yours is being answered in a way that keeps you safe and ready to experience the love you deserve. Faith is all you need.
Sagittarius: November 23-December 21
A deepening of commitment is on the cards. Open up to communicate your truth and accept that of your partners. If there was a rift, an argument, it’s now in the past. Second chances are available to all and it’s time to mend the equation. Heal. It’s a phase of understanding each other through honest conversations. Share your desires as well as a list of dos and don’ts. Be open to understanding your partner’s point of view. Those who are single need to do the same when they are out there going on dates to explore the potential of a connection. Loyalty and commitment are the energies you need to exude to attract and experience the same. Those in long-term relationships need to ignite the romance once again and learn to communicate with each other in different ways. There’s a levelling up of love that’s underway.