KITTEN ASTROLOGY - SEPTEMBER 2016
Is it seriously September already!?
I know I’m not the only one who feels like I was plotting the New Year, like, a week ago. The things to accomplish! The relationships to explore! The kitten castle to build!
Luckily September, much like January, feels like the start of a new cycle. Whether you’re back to school, back from vacation, back to the cold/rainy season, it’s one of those times of the year to re-ground yourself in your goals, aspirations, present-state and reflect on where you’d like to head.
The cards drawn for all twelve signs of the zodiac this month revolve around seeing the magic and wonder of the message in your environment. In your immediate environment, and then expanding those revelations outwards. (Check out this post for a great way to think about being suspended at this moment in time and space)
Take the message the Universe has for you this month and look for it in your daily life; in the people, objects, colours, events that happen to you as you move through your day. Look for where it’s present and think not only about why but about how you can use these messages to move towards something greater - whether that be in regards to your personal goals or the general well-being of mankind. Seek out the patterns and use them to self-actualize more easily, more readily.
I’m pretty stoked for this month and I can’t wait to hear about everything you guys get up to. Is the Universe delivering? Are you grinding your gears? Are things falling apart or couldn't be better? Get in touch and let us know your story. Maybe we can give you some personal insight into why you’re stuck or how you can further use these messages to gain some groovy traction.
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Aries (March 22 to April 20) - Four of Cups
Hello, hello, hello Aries-Cat! I can’t think of a better sign and message to start off this month filled with serious magic and potential to flavour the coming fall season.
You’ve hit a period of deep introspection, bordering on obsessiveness. You can see the good things that have come to you in the past and it’s great that you’re reflecting on all these things. But don’t become complacent or turned so inwards that you miss the new opportunities that often come out of nowhere!
Focusing on yourself is a perfect thing to do for fall because September is often seen as a new cycle with new opportunities, but make the focus of your introspection to be about being open to the new possibilities - and more so, things that you aren’t even aware of being possible/tangible. What does that energy feel like? Can you find a space of meditation that is unknown but also very grounded? What would that feel like if you believed it to be possible?
Taurus (April 22 to May 20) - Death
The transition from Summer to Fall can be a sad one (at least for hot weather lovers). But in a lot of climates around the world, there is literally nothing we can do to stop the changing of the seasons. Taurians have a firm sense of who they are; they're grounded, often stubborn. The Death card relates to real change that is a comin’ that you have no ability to resist. Be very open, super conscious of the places (spiritually, emotionally, physically) where you’re digging your heels in and question whether that’s the best approach to this upheaval. Can you let the ground soften beneath your feet? If you knew that what is coming is better than your present situation, would it not be worth it?
Gemini (May 21 to June 21) - Three of Cups
Three isn’t always the most harmonic number, “two’s company, three’s a crowd,” or so they say. But this card is one of three in the Tarot deck that symbolizes the positive aspects of the “group” - connection, love, shared joy. The message being that taking an outward, group-centric approach this month is what's going to be key to avoiding suffering and hang-ups.
Seek out opportunities to spend time with your friends, coworkers, classmates, or join a new group to add an outwardly focused, shared dimension to your life. Look for opportunities every day to share your joy with someone else, rather than keeping it personal.
Cancer (June 22 to July 22) - Knight of Cups
Did you find love this summer? Did you not find love this summer? Are you feeling like a crazy person either because you’re obsessing over someone or obsessing over being alone? Knights are the adolescents of the deck and you should be conscious of these manically emotional beings. Don’t let your feelings rule you this month in either direction - outward or inward.
When you’re out walking, taking transit, or lying awake in bed with thoughts keeping you up and going crazy, try to catch what the essence of your thoughts are. Are they about yourself? Another person? Work? Your apartment? Your family? The Universe wants you to know that you’re killing yourself over something and the solution lies in letting go of your emotional hang-ups around whatever it is. Write down the things that are on repeat in your head and look for ways to step back and release the charge you’ve given it, even if it's difficult. The Universe wants you to know that these thoughts are not conducive to your higher self. How much easier is it to let go when you know the Universe is always there for you with its all-knowing essence?
Leo (July 23 to August 22) - The Wheel of Fortune
Has something major been stewing inside you? Have you been planning and plotting and assessing and reassessing the opportunities and possibilities of what accomplishing this epic task could be? The Wheel of Fortune is a great card for giving your plans/dreams/aspirations a massive push in a new, positive direction. Upheaval? Absolutely! Uncertainty? For sure! Awesome news and possibility? Yup, yup, yup!
This month, meditate on the energy of your ultimate destiny because the energy of the tarot is bringing you an event/person/place that’s going to literally shove you in that direction.
Please, please, please, listen to the messages that come catapulting your way and have faith that it’s the opportunity you’ve been waiting for (even if it comes disguised as something else at first).
Virgo (August 23 to September 22) - Ace of Pentacles
Focus your energy inward this month. Imagine there is a column of golden light running from your feet to the tip of your head, marking your core. This energy source is what will help you achieve your material dreams and desires. Look for moments in your daily life to focus in on this column of light and reaffirm exactly what you want to manifest.
If you desire results in the material realm you need to ground yourself in the material realm! Who are you? Where are you headed? Where are you coming from? How do you move through the world?
The outer forces of others often try to shift us off our path, or pull your energy towards them. You’re such a helpful, outwardly focused person normally, so ground yourself in your ideas, your desired outcome, yourself, and let the Universe deliver.
Libra (September 23 - October 22) - Two of Pentacles
Good moderators, good mediators, fair and just, Libra's are talkative, funny, and great at keeping things light. And how apt your message is this month! This card is the epitome of light, playful balance. Since this card seems so conducive to your spirit, expect a break from hard times, or a new perspective that will lift things up into easy juggling rather than a struggle.
And then dance, sing, and be joyful! Use this month as the opportunity to be playful with everything, but with the focus of starting to gain momentum for the fall. Don’t let things slip out of your grasp by piling on the responsibilities or giving yourself a hard time. Be easy on yourself and find success in being able to keep a light attitude.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21) - Judgement
Take the first week of September to absolve yourself from your past. Take the lessons of the summer, internalize them as lessons, and then let them go from your immediate energy field. This month has something bigger and better in store for you but if you’re wallowing in the past you won’t hear the call.
Tune into the larger karmic cycle at play in your life. Look for the checks and balances that are constantly happening. Why are things happening the way they’re happening? From the tiny scale of finding a spider web in your apartment, to the larger scale of a roadside car accident, try to find your place in the world from this perspective of every action having a reaction.
If you find yourself in a downswing of karma, spend some time in meditation to forgive yourself and others. Conversely, if things have been too good to be true, meditate on the pure, positive light of gratitude. The Judgement card prompts awe-inspiring moments of insight into the space between how little everything on the material plane matters, yet how important everything is to the overall essence of what it means to be alive.
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21) - Page of Cups
September presents you with an opening for love, intimacy, emotions, intuition. Sagittarius people are often blunt and very factual, so to help you get in touch with your emotional side, try to recall a meaningful object you have. This should be something from a time when you had an emotional connection to someone or something that had a large impact on your life. Use that energy to tap into your intuition and help gain a new level of intimacy with another, yourself, or your surroundings, whatever you know the focus of this message to be. Don't think about the logic of the matter, but only the pure emotion.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 20) - Six of Wands
Capricorn people tend to be hardworking and disciplined. And this month is about triumph and victory! Very specific benefits gained from succeeding in material conquests. Revel in the glory of achievement! Throw yourself a party!
But take the other side of this message to heart - enjoy the positive boost in your self-esteem, but don’t let your pride take over. Was it truly you and you alone that caused this success? We are nothing without our supporters and those who reflect our accomplishments back to us. So maybe when you throw that party, make it a celebration about life and reap the benefits of living in a joyous time with a great community of supporters around you.
Aquarius (January 21 to February 18) - Nine of Cups
How amazing are the light, velvety bubbles of champagne? How delicious are truffles? How deeply satisfying is it to sleep in? How exquisite is the smell of fresh roses? The best things in life are often the material, tangible things enjoyed with the senses.
This card comes with a great possibility - it’s a wish card! September you’ll have a wish granted, a great one that you’ve been hoping for for a long time.
But, if we've learned anything about Genie stories, having our wishes granted comes at a cost - often when we’re granted our biggest wishes we realize that we also get a heap of trouble and unfortunate consequences we hadn’t realized were tied up with them.
Meditate this month on what you truly, truly want. Take time to write out everything that you hope will happen when you get this. And write out everything that could possibly come with it that’s negative.
Then really, really think about what it is that you actually want.
Then make your wish.
Pisces (February 19 - March 21) - Three of Wands
Keep going little fishy-Pisces-cat!
This month you’re going to be the pillar in the middle of a trifecta of wisdom. Woah, that’ sounds pretty groovy, no?
Foresight. Preparation. Opportunity.
Meditate on where you are and where you’re headed. Look far into the future and see the bigger picture - this month’s message for you is that you have this gift! This foresight! This groovy intuition from an unknown source that you know to be true!
When you clear through the clouds of possibilities and potential struggles and identify the target, spend this month gathering the tools, opportunities and resources needed to reach that end goal. Now is the time to lead yourself and others to this end.