July Snoozescopes with Angie Banicki
Temps are running high (and emotions even higher). Slip on a thermoregulating silk and grab those sleep potions, as our famed astrologist, Angie Banicki, gives her hot take on the moodiest, dreamiest month ahead.
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19)
Influenced by THE MAGICIAN
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
What is your truth, Aries? This month is all about honoring your truths – and voicing those truths. So get clear and DO NOT be afraid to speak up. You are empowered and the most in your magic when you are doing that. And you’ll be surprised at what shows up when others feel you in this empowered place. You think others don’t get you or won’t stand by you – so watch who backs you this summer (and how). You may also surprise yourself with such brutal honesty and deep-rooted integrity. OWN it. If you are traveling south this month, watch for the wonders there… Australia? Brazil? Embrace the culture and let it reflect newfound truths for you. Finally. Let yourself be creative this month. Do some art. Channel some writing. Take up a new craft or pick up an old one. See what happens when you tap into your inner artist.
Sleep potion: Chanting is your sleep aid this July. Try it. Sit outside under the moon and do chakra chants. Or just lay in bed and chant ‘om’ before you drift off.
Taurus (Apr 20 - May 20)
Influenced by STRENGTH
“Give, give, give – what is the point of having experience, knowledge, or talent if I don’t give it away? Of having stories if I don’t tell them to others? Of having wealth if I don’t share it? I don’t intend to be cremated with any of it! It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world and with the divine.” – Isabel Allende
Love is calling, Taurus. Answer the call. You are ready to love more. You’ve been feeling the extremes when it comes to the emotions of love, and this is so you can make more space for it. Your home or workplace plays a part in this heart-opening, love-splattering state, as well. Be vulnerable. Ask for what you want (and need). You’ve been growing and finding your inner strength. And you can trust those feelings. Maybe it’s even about finances. So, if part of your inner strength is standing up for yourself in asking for that raise – then do it! You can keep your heart open and ask for what you want there, as well. Listen to your heart for guidance and know you are strong. You’ve got this. There are huge leaps available to you now.
Sleep potion: Breathwork is your jam this month, Taurus. Maybe even a breath of fire before you go to sleep to release whatever is stuck. Find a breathing exercise that works for you and do a few minutes before bed each night.
Gemini (May 21- June 20)
Influenced by SEVEN OF WANDS
“Think of giving not as a duty but as a privilege.” – John D. Rockefeller Jr.
Gemini, you cannot see the whole story right now. And as much as you want to figure it all out, your spirit is revealing your path one step at a time. So, just focus on that next step, and that’s all. You will know exactly what to do when you focus, one step at a time. Let go of the big picture (for now). Can you do that? You are experiencing heavenly rapture and painful suffering all at once, dear one. Life is giving you the gritty truths. Because your soul wants you to live more in heavenly rapture. IT’S OKAY TO CHOOSE HEAVENLY RAPTURE! And there is nothing for you to fear. You are getting to love MORE. Consider this a soul birth. You can accept that your soul is helping you tap into MORE love – most specifically from within you!
Sleep potion: What do you want before bed? Do that. Not what anyone is telling you or trying to convince you. Nope. This one’s on you. You know what YOU need.
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
Influenced by SEVEN OF CUPS
“You will always have to live with yourself, and it is in your best interest to see that you have good company – a clean, pure, straight, honest, upright, generous, magnanimous companion.” – Orison Swett Marden
Are you feeling alone in your suffering this month, Cancer? The message for you is that you are not alone. Pick up the phone and call that friend, or maybe ask the universe for guidance. Divine support is wanting to reach you. Life may feel confusing, but instead of swirling in your mind with what to do, instead ask the universe for signs. Peace is your goal post this month. Anytime something brings you peace, go for more of it. Choose the direction of peace. If your phone is ringing and you feel a ping of anxiety, you can put it aside. If you feel your heart expand, answer it, and let love flood in. If something feels too good to be true, it probably is! If you are struggling with choices right now – it’s okay to wait.
Sleep potion: Find your sleep tonic this month. Lavender tea? Glass of wine? Hot water with lemon or sage? CBD beverage? You know what soothes you. Maybe try a few until the right one lands for you!
Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)
Influenced by THE EMPRESS
“Life is ours to be spent, not saved.” – D.H. Lawrence
The mother. Your mother. Our mother. There is a healing occurring of past traumas. Remember love can be a burning thing, Leo. Allow what is happening to call in even more beauty. Connect with your mother. Connect with the younger generations. Please trust that what is healing within you involves the healing of the planet. You may be feeling emotions that you don't even feel are yours. Feel them anyway, and then give them back to Mother Earth. She will heal and transform them for you. As a leader, you are being shown that you are meant to be here, and you must feel for your people. You are fighting for all of us. You are fighting for the next generation. Your ability to transform is nothing less than magical. Show us your way. Report the ways in which you are stepping into your power. We need you to be our spiritual warrior, Leo!
Sleep potion: Flowers by your bedside. What flower or plant brings you joy? Get some to keep in your room. Remind your sleeping soul of the beauty of nature.
Virgo (Aug 23 - Sep 22)
Influenced by 3 OF PENTACLES
“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; if I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, or help on fainting robin up to his nest again, I shall not live in vain.” – Emily Dickinson
It’s time to gather your team, Virgo. Call them in. Or at least start looking at who you want on your side. You are building your business this month. You are mapping out plans. You are envisioning the structure. You are seeing yourself in your unique power. You can feel your destined path. Trust it. And take steps towards making it happen. This could have to do with business partnerships, locations, or even family. You are blossoming, and as a result, those who are meant to travel with you on this journey of life are showing up to help you carry the firewood, plant the seeds, and water the gardens. Ask them to join and put them to work! And if you are feeling uncertain over what I’m saying, let this month bring you the vision. Do your yoga, meditation, and remain open to it.
Sleep potion: Spend time with the sun as it sets every night. Thank it for lighting the way for you and for providing you energy for the day.
Libra (Sept 23 - Oct 22)
Influenced by JUSTICE
“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.” – John Wesley
11:11 is your jam this month, Libra. Have you been noticing? Trust when you see it, you are JUST where you should be. Notice what’s happening (or has just happened) in that moment when you are guided to seeing the time. Perhaps even put out a little intention of what you want to manifest when you see the fated numbers. This is a month of miracles for you. So don’t sleep it away. Notice what is showing up for you. There is something very karmic about what is blooming in your life. You may feel more in the spotlight now more than ever. Own it. You may even feel the magic for others, and feel the need to share in your gifts, or sprinkle magic on others. Follow that instinct, too. Sharing your magic only brings more. You are living in abundance.
Sleep potion: Do your favorite yoga pose before bed. Child’s pose? Downward dog? Relax into it and stretch before you cuddle in.
Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)
Influenced by 4 OF PENTACLES
"Know, oh beloved, that we were not created in jest or at random, but marvelously made and for some great end." – Al-Ghazzali
Have you been overly focused on your finances, Scorpio? Trying to find safety in the numbers of your bank account? This is the month to try trusting and giving more. What might happen if you gave some of it away? My daughter loves to give away her stuffed animals, but guess what, somehow she is given even more than she gives away. She gives away her favorites. She shares with neighbors, with friends, with anyone who will ask. Where might you be able to give a little bit this month? Do that and watch how it comes back to you. The gifts that are coming to you this month are more than you can possibly imagine. Open your heart for gifts of magic, gifts of money, and gifts that you would never even expect.
Sleep potion: Travel is going to bring peace to your sleep this month, Scorpio. So if you can’t get away, travel in your mind. Read a book before bed. Let your mind wander for the best night’s sleep.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 - Dec 21)
Influenced by KING OF CUPS
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” – Eden Ahbez
More yoga, Sagittarius. You are receiving guidance now for where the path of your soul wants to lead you. Finally! This is exciting as what you are doing has potential to heal so many. The impact of your heart has such promise now. So let the guidance come and don’t be afraid to take those first steps. Even if it just feels like fun, or a creative jaunt, go with it! Let yourself dabble. Let yourself attract those who may want to help you serve. Your heart will help you. The cleaner you keep your body right now, the faster this path will appear before you. And anything that feels hard or overbearing, pull back. TAKE A WEIGHT OFF, SAG.
Sleep potion: Sag, might you go for a clean and clear July? Try cleaning out the system with some healthy eating and no alcohol. Or at the very least drink lots of water before bed.
Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19)
Influenced by 6 OF WANDS
“We must be willing to give up the life we’ve planned, so we can live the life that’s waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell
First off, Cappy – do you have any bad habits you need to toss in the can this month? This is the time to go cold turkey. Do you know what’s been holding you back? What vice you can stand to lose? Part of this healing is also releasing a heaviness that you’ve been carrying around for far too long. You can let go now. Lean on your friends, family, and community for support as you release and let go of the old. This is going to make you feel younger, brighter, and stronger in the path that you’re on. Let go, sweet butterfly.
Sleep potion: The best way for you to get a good night’s sleep is to make sure you are in your passion every day. What lights you up? Spend your time there and you will sleep soundly, Capricorn!
Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
Influenced by 4 OF SWORDS
“Treasure this day and treasure yourself, truly, neither will ever happen again.” – Ray Bradbury
Can you bury yourself in a good, juicy book this month, Aquarius? Maybe plan a few spa days? You are going to FEEL great this month, unless you pressure yourself into having everything figured out. Your mind wants a rest. Go listen to Polo & Pan, and let the lyrics take you away. The feminine goddess within you is feeling magnificent, listen to her. Let her push you to shine. And if there’s a wound within you that feels like you must do things the hard way, or do things on your own, you can trust that your spiritual growth is bringing you ease. And it’s bringing you others who want to support your mission. Trust in that. It’s your thing – do what you want to do!
Sleep potion: Curl up with a book before bed. Or download an old favorite on Audible and let yourself be lulled to sleep by it.
Pisces (Feb 19 - Mar 20)
Influenced by 8 OF SWORDS
“I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a fever ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.” – Anthony Robbins
Change is happening, Pisces. You have been manifesting this from within for a while now. You have been calling this change into your life. So, pray, set your intentions, think about the change you’d like to bring into your life. Trust the process and know it’s happening. Let this message be yet another sign that you are calling into the good life. You are getting what you have been wanting and it’s coming through these changes. Let your guard down and allow it to happen. You are not stuck, my sweet, emotional friend. Stop seeing it as being stuck and instead tell the world that you are ready to be spun and swirled and land in your new life! You are on the road to finding out how good life can be.
Sleep Potion: Sleep mask. This is your magic for sleep this month. Try a new scented one or a silk version. Get in the sleep mask game, Pisces!