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?
Libra (September 23 – October 22)
Symbolised by the scales, Libra’s are best known for their impartiality. Your desire for harmony is satisfied as we enter the Leo season wherein the new moon connects with Jupiter, giving you the chance to focus on your heart and innermost sentiments.
Justice manifests itself this August as you come to terms with your sense of self. As balance is your most prominent characteristic, it is the perfect time to restore equilibrium in the ways you see, feel, and think about yourself. You are highly motivated by physical appearance, so ensure that behaviours you engage in, as a result of your body image, are just as advantageous in this respect.
JOURNAL PROMPT: What do you want to make more time for this month?
Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)
As one of the most misunderstood signs of the zodiac, Scorpios are most-popular for their courage. Leo season is set to bring you a month full of hope and energy. Your determination comes into full effect this month as you respond to unexpected yet exciting opportunities.
if it feels that thoughts of self-doubt are reaching you from multiple angles, be sure to address each one in its entirety. Although determined by nature, it's okay to have and succumb to setbacks. Being ruled by Jupiter and Mars, you hold strong spirituality and deep emotions which cannot be ignored. Building yourself up through affirmations and words of positivity provides security to transform your strength.
JOURNAL PROMPT: Write down five affirmations and repeat them out loud daily!
Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
Being so fiercely guided by your ruling planet Jupiter, your self-motivation and confidence have reached new levels. Your knowledgeable and spiritual nature have excelled this astrological year as geographical opportunities have once again opened up.
Despite your aspiration to achieve, it’s okay to feel periods of anxiety. Your can-do attitude can sometimes do more harm than good. If you feel like your goals aren’t being met, don’t let this escalate into negative thoughts. Goals are goals for a reason, they take time to achieve. Don’t let social pressures and feelings of insecurity drive your body image.
JOURNAL PROMPT: Write down three reoccurring negative thoughts you've had recently. Now challenge these, write down the opposite. Do this daily.
Capricorn (December 22 – January 20)
Time is of the essence for Capricorns. As you witness the changing of the year, patience and perseverance are your rulings characteristics. This Leo season allows for social activities where your less conservative side will come out. Your honest sense of self will require a shift of focus during this time.
Whilst you are better known for your determined and self-sufficient nature, it is important to know that you don’t have to overcome everything. Despite your dismissal of annoying details and unwanted setbacks, try to stay on track through body certitude and receptivity. The new moon allows you to connect with your authenticity and personal goals.
JOURNAL PROMPT: What do you want right now? Why do you want it? How would it make you feel?
Aquarius (January 21 – February 18)
As the last air sign of the zodiac, your curiosity is sure to keep you busy. Your interest in trying new things brings about healthier changes in your lifestyle, thus yielding a positive mindset. But within your busy schedule, be sure to balance out feelings of self-appreciation.
Your open-mindedness lends itself to this Leo season. Your body image deserves a focus this month. How are you looking at yourself? Your conscious behaviour allows you to surround yourself with positive people and work on affirmations. Although you may be tolerant of feelings of diffidence, be sure to refocus your energy on yourself this month.
JOURNAL PROMPT: What three things can you do this week for you and you only?
Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
As the last sign of the entire zodiac, Pisces are best known for their psychic abilities. Your all-around knowledge and lessons learnt from preceding signs have taught you that problems cannot be solved by swimming away. You are as sensitive as you are empathetic, so observation is a strong characteristic of yours.
Your constant division of attention means you are more susceptible to confusing fantasy with reality. This comes to your disadvantage when reflecting on your self-image. Further, as the final sign, you’re well associated with joys, pain, hopes and fears – all of which can dictate your sense of self. Leo season is the perfect time for you to call on new manifestations and desires.
JOURNAL PROMPT: Write down one short-term goal and one long-term goal. What small steps could you take this week to make those happen?