#OscarsSoWhite has been making headlines for the last few weeks after no people of color were nominated for an Oscar in the acting categories for two years in a row. In honor of those non-white actors, here’s a list of the ones who have won an Oscar in the history of the Academy Awards along with their Sun sign and some observations at the end. Continue reading
The Full Moon brings to light all the things we planned, initiated, or planted during the last New Moon. Now that it enters the sign of Virgo, everything you have worked on since the last New Moon in Virgo (September 13, 2015) comes out to the light. Also, by eliminating certain behaviors, by polarity, the opposite is being developed. So when the Full Moon in Virgo ask us to “bring order to chaos”, it refers to a chaos that comes from the last New Moon in Pisces (March 20, 2015). Remember which things were out of control during those dates that provoked a crisis. And I say crisis because both March 20th and September 13 were days of eclipse and eclipses show a crisis we are experiencing. If you worked on those matters, you see the results today. If you brushed those matters under the carpet because you didn’t want to face them, you see the results today. This Virgo-Pisces polarity make us face those fears that have affected our daily life to the point of creating a disorder in our daily routines. During all this time, you restructured your life to accommodate for a new purpose — or even, your life purpose. If the form built is inadequate to contain that purpose or if the chosen purpose is unworthy of the form you built, then a crisis, abortion, or dissolution of that situation is the result during this Full Moon. Now you can see everything clearly as if seen through a microscope or a magnifying glass. Now you can smell the flower of the seed you planted.
See here how this Full Moon indicates which aspect of your life needs to be reorganized until March 8th: Continue reading
The Month of Love is not here to fantasize but to manifest into reality what you want. The task will be to develop fair and reciprocal relationships by agreement. In this category are friendships, partnerships, and marriage. Partners and spouses have a legal agreement, a contract, to either begin their relationship or end it. Legal matters are important now: contracts, selling or buying, trials, etc. What’s important is to learn and master the lesson: new harmonious ways to relate. The key word of the month is NEGOTIATION.
February is an excellent month to balance health, finances, and legal issues. Now it’s the time to present proposals, write, edit, and work on research projects. Simplify and balance that which is chaotic in your life. Handle problems with direct communication and swift action using prudence and wisdom rather than pushing to make things happen or by resisting or holding back. Imbalance is created by doubting, over-extending and depleting yourself. You must leave behind the tendency to create doubt, confusion and uncertainty by over-analyzing everything. Wait for clarity before taking action. Continue reading
All those projects and plans you have been working on during the year start running in August. Now the results of your efforts are under the spotlight: new products, launches, campaigns, recognition, a new love. This is the month to shine and be seen. Don’t be afraid to take risks both in business and in love. This is your chance to start from zero with lots of enthusiasm and vigor. Don’t let past bitter pills to tarnish your courage to begin a new life, but let them enrich your experiences and grow without losing the joy of living. Take some time to have fun, meet up with friends, take your inner child out to play. Let yourself be childlike again, at least for a day. Creativity grows. Any job related to arts, sports, and children will have a boost. Continue reading
June comes full of both pleasant and unpleasant surprises. The sudden changes of the month have the purpose of knocking down any false illusion of stability you’re attached to: a job, a relationship, your social status. If your sense of identity and self-value depend on it, the rug will be pulled from under your feet. The idea is that you should not be defined by what you have but for what you are. This is the chance to be yourself, so anything that is not you must go. If you don’t initiate the change, the circumstances will do it for you. It’ll be quick, unexpected. Probably it’ll leave you breathless, but it’ll serve as an awakening, a moment to finally see things clearly. You may want to renovate something: repair the car, restore your home, refurbish an idea or project. You’ll want to do it with yourself: start a new diet and exercise regime, end empty relationships, or leave behind unsatisfying behavior patterns. You may want to do anything that aligns with your true nature or takes you closer to it. Anything for authenticity. Continue reading
The fifth arcana announces learning and teaching experiences that require us to trust our faith. During March, we’ll face challenges, specially unresolved family issues, in order to push us towards change. To become more ourselves, we must change our beliefs, identity or lifestyle to support our authenticity. We might want to let go of relationships, things or situations that bring us fear, deceit, worry, and feelings of defeat. Whatever does not support our growth must be left behind. This will give way to a process of initiation to expand our consciousness, renovate, and regenerate.
March will be very important to give tangible shape to our plans, dreams, and desires. Some may want to expand their education — going back to school or college, starting a new training or consulting, becoming an apprentice or mentor, student or teacher. This has the purpose of acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to materialize in the outer world an idea or desire of our inner world. Creative projects, new businesses, and managerial jobs are favored this month. Any effort to be productive and bring stability to our lives will bear fruit. The keyword of the month is: commitment. Commitments are successful when mind, heart, and action are aligned and focused on an intention. When this does not occur, when one or all the parts are not willing to fully participate, the commitment breaks.
In March we must commit to trust our leadership, intuition, and child-like curiosity. Let’s listen to our inner voice and go into the spiritual world with practical feet in our daily lives. We must find the sacred within us and within others. Let’s behave with integrity, honesty, and transparency. Continue reading
THE HANGED MAN
You have the chance in 2015 to break any behavioral pattern that destroys, limits, or enslaves you. You will identify which things, situations, or relationships prevent your progress and growth and you’ll take action. To be free, it is necessary to be humble, take off the mask of ego, and take a good look at the mirror. You must detach emotionally from yourself and take an objective look at everything around you. Having a different perspective will let you see clearly what is it that needs to change. You must take responsibility for your actions, since these situations have been created and allowed by yourself. Leaving behind old wounds is part of the process and most of the time you’ll be able to come to closure through forgiveness. Probably, unresolved situations or relationships from the past come back to show you those old patterns that need to be eliminated. Faith grows. You’ll have a new vision and idea about your life’s new direction. Any innovative, revolutionary and avant-garde idea has now the chance to take off. It’s time to do what you always wanted but never dared to. The approval of others is not so much of your interest anymore, but your self-approval is. Things move slowly but steady if you’re conscious about the transformational process you’re in. You must be willing to make some sacrifices. Be patient. These experiences happen to be more compassionate and accepting with yourself and others. If you do your part, you’ll be able to access the love and wisdom that lie within and express them freely. Acknowledge your priorities and commitments so you can act with integrity and honesty. It is then when you discover your light and share it with the world. Continue reading
During the holidays, The Hermit makes an appropriate calling to introspection and reflection. The last month of the year will be full of social events. Nonetheless, we must make some time for solitude to connect with our inner light. We will discover our own truth and it will become the lamp that lights up the path to be followed, paved with the acquired knowledge. Our past experiences, specially the difficult ones, now become the stepping stones to reach the peak of our lives. The Hermit is not afraid to walk into an uncertain journey. He knows there is no such thing as certainty, thus he relies on the strength of his spirit. We must cultivate our humility, knowing that we can stand out with our own shine. Along the way, we will be letting go of our attachments, the need to feed our ego, of anything that doesn’t make up our essence. Recognition, possessions, success, and others’ approval become irrelevant, unless it comes from ourselves. Use this month to serve others. It’s through service that we recognize ourselves as divine tools. By the end of December, we will not be making a list of resolutions for the new year, but we’ll be designing a plan to materialize those old resolutions that have been postponed year after year. The priority is to bring to conclusion those unresolved issues in our lives. Continue reading
November will be the month to dominate our fears, take control over challenging situations, and persuade destiny to achieve our dreams. We’ll see how businesses and projects flourish while taking all of our time. We must be strategic and smart to handle all the activity that is getting out of hand. Asking for help and managing well your resources, whether human or financial, will be crucial to stay afloat during an unexpected and exponencial growth. In love, seduction will take us far. Whether sick or healthy, we must rest appropriately to recharge and maintaing our energy. Excess brings consequences which, if not avoided, must be handled and will delay goals set for the month. Our dreams are becoming alive. Now it’s time to give them direction. Continue reading
The Moon arcana invites you to walk into the mystery of the occult and the unknown. This month has many challenges in store which require all your focus and will leave you exhausted at the end. The Moon reminds you that everything in life is uncertain, that you must keep your faith in the chosen path and that the only thing known about that path is the next step. For many, this will be a month to evaluate and redefine their own identity, how to project themselves to the world, and how they are accepted or rejected. There may be makeovers – a new outfit or hairdo – and new attitudes to highlight certain traits and hide others. It’s time to try on new masks. Relationships and career will be evaluated. Deceit and secrets will be revealed while pretending to have a perfect reputation. Be careful with any new opportunity or person that shows up this month. Communication will be blurry, incomplete, and unclear. October will be specially positive to develop intuition and work with the psyche, like psychological therapy or hipnosis. Use this time to understand your innermost wounds and heal them. Anything mysterious, like magic, shamanism, astrology and Tarot becomes quite attractive. Be careful with your motivations. Even though diving into your own darkness to heal is positive, you must be careful whom you trust and who helps you out. Some will do it because they genuinely wants to help. Others will do it to get intimate personal information from you and eventually use it to manipulate you and gain power over you. Nothing is what it seems. Be suspicious of everyone and everything until they confirm being a trustworthy and loyal source. Trust only your inner voice, the one that says, “go on, you can do it”. Be patient! This month promises to be quite intense, since the ties created with others and your own spirit are very strong and, meanwhile, other ties break definitely in a painful way. Comprehend the fact that these experiences are necessary to grow, keep on moving, and let die once and for all that thing of the past that limits your evolution. Courage and valor in the heart are a must, since you’ll face your greatest fears, that which you thought defined you and now understand it doesn’t. A rebirth of your own self emerges from the dark. You’ll discover if the planted seeds will germinate or not. Remember, the night is its darkest right before sunrise. Continue reading