As the Uranus-North Node conjunction unfolds, we find ourselves questioning whether our self-perception is written in the stars or whether we can utilise our zodiac energies to shift our body image. When it comes to the aesthetics of our own bodies, our thoughts wander through scopes we cannot even imagine.
Knowing your star signs' characteristics and how they might encourage you to detach yourself from negative thoughts can help in the navigation towards body positivity. Understandably, it cannot provide all the answers, but gaining some fundamental knowledge of our astrological influences will aid us in identifying a more positive relationship with our bodies.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
As the first sign of the zodiac, you love to be number one. Your dynamic ability to meet challenges and your perpetual ambition to act energetically are set to strive this August. With Leo season procuring one of the two times of year in which solar energy is at its highest, it is no surprise that your confidence and sense of community are at their peak.
Take this heightened sense of self-confidence and pay some respect to your body. What are you loving about yourself? What makes you happy about the way you look? Your admiration for others takes also shifts its focus this month. Take your fortune and use it to good this month Aries!
JOURNAL PROMPT: How can you make sure your circle is an affirmative space?
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Ruled by the planet Venus that governs beauty, your easy and uncomplicated, somewhat obstinate, approach to life sets August up to be one of the more reflective months of this astrological age. Receiving a major push from the universe that will aid transformation into a more evolved version of yourself allows for a time of progress observation.
Your systematic lifestyle and grounded astrological quality put you at risk of lingering in unhealthy situations. Ensure that you are carving out considerate amounts of time to notice where you are. It’s okay to fall out of routine. Allow Venus to work its magic and let encouraging perceptions guide your body image. Recognition can work wonders within the realm of body positivity.
JOURNAL PROMPT: What can you do this week to make time for yourself?
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Symbolised by the twins, you tend to see both sides to the argument. Under planet Mercury's influence, your vision of the world can often be erratic. As Leo season makes its appearance, it is worth taking stock of the situation you find yourself in. If you are struggling to come to conclusions, be sure to carve out some time for yourself.
As a spontaneous and youthful individual, it is no surprise that impulse complements your choices. However, energy dispersed in too many directions often provides the perfect time to shift focus on ourselves. The new moon is about reconnecting with our confidence. Allocate some time to your perceptual, affective, cognitive and behavioural body image. Your progressive view of the world is sure to offer guidance.
JOURNAL PROMPT: When did you last reflect on yourself? How can you make this a regular goal?
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Represented by the crab, you demonstrate the unique ability to compare outlooks of attitudes. Through access to land and sea, your sign optimises the power to wander through emotional and material realms. Your intuition creates a space ready to reinvigorate new levels of ambition opportune for this Leo season.
Your ruling planet is set to be full this season, opening opportunities to set manageable goals. Ask yourself what you want and what makes you happy. Find security in the comfort that your ruling planet is looking down on you, giving your self-assurance the potential to peak.
JOURNAL PROMPT: Are you willing to compensate for what you deserve? How can you do this?
Leo (July 23 – August 21)
It’s your time to shine Leo. As the season begins, the new moon blesses us with fresh and joyous energy. Your spirited and theatrical nature comes to light as the celebrations begin. Although an idealist at heart, your romanticist outlook on life can often mask darker thoughts associated with bodily interpretation.
Passion and dramatics aside, it is worth opening up your mind to feelings you may have previously ignored. Your longing to be in the spotlight doesn’t have to remain throughout. It’s okay to have weaker days where your impassioned behaviours can have a break. For days of self-doubt or self-loathing, take your faith and trust in humanity and utilise it through feelings towards yourself.
JOURNAL PROMPT: What are five things you love about yourself?
Virgo (August 22 – September 22)
Ruled by the planet Mercury, Virgo’s are the more logical and perfectionist of the zodiac signs. Your constant need for excellence comes at both an advantage and a disadvantage. Your willingness and optimism to reach perfection are admirable but at what point does chasing after it become destructive?
After diligent searching, are you happy with where you are? Are you willing to let go of perfectionist habits and accept yourself for who you are? Our mental pictures and attitudes towards our physical selves don’t have to be faultless. Nobody is perfect and shifting your mentality to realise that beauty exists within our imperfections can do you the world of good.
JOURNAL PROMPT: What five things do you hope others admire about you?