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Experts / April 2018

These Are The Best Workouts To Do This Month—According To Your Zodiac

Workouts can be like meals—some days you’re up for something intense and flavorful, and others you just crave something simple and easy. And it turns out that feeling is much more cosmic than you ever gave it credit for.

In fact, like pretty much everything else in your life, there’s a good chance it can be attributed to your zodiac sign, and where the sun is in relationship to your sun sign. Seriously!

This sun's position and the lunar cycle impact how you feel in your body and your life,” says Jennifer Racioppi, astrologer and founder of Chart Your Success. And that doesn't just affect how you want to workout, but how you’ll feel while exercising, and what you’ll be needing from that release. Because of that, Racioppi created workout-specific horoscopes: exactly how you’ll feel like moving and strengthening, all month long.

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The sun, now traveling in your third house of communication, asks you to own your voice! Chiron, a comment who correlates with deep soul healing, currently travels at the earliest degrees of your sign asking you to not only heal but also teach! With that in mind, a sensible wellness practice amplifies both your psychological and physical resilience.

Now’s the time to engage in wellness routines that don’t just expand your strength but expand your mind, too. Consider hip-hop classes, Ashtanga yoga, kickboxing, or even Zen meditation.

In late June, your ruler, Mars will station retrograde, making the summer of 2018 a hard season to initiate new beginnings. That said, utilize the current moment to gain momentum. The new moon in Gemini on June 13 amplifies your ability to commit. 

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With your birthday behind you, think about the intentions you recently set for yourself and take action on them now. As Mars, the planet of action, travels in Aquarius, activating your 10th house of public recognition, it’s essential to follow through on your desires.

Mars will be there for an exceptional length of time because he stations retrograde on June 26. Others look to you for leadership now, so walk the talk. With the full moon in Sagittarius having just happened on May 29—this full moon lit up your eighth house of transformation—the universe asks you to let go of that which you no longer need and embrace new ways of being.

As the new moon in Gemini approaches on June 13, your potential to make lifestyle changes that support health goals amplifies. The month closes out with a hardworking full moon in Capricorn your ninth—engaging group fitness then opens you up to new potential and beginnings.

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Happy Birthday, Gemini! The sun, now traveling in your sign and the first house of personal identity, offers you the opportunity to feel revitalized from the inside out. Think: detoxes, spa days, and style. Yup, the Universe is asking you to invest in yourself—so don’t hold back.

When it comes to fitness and wellness, it’s essential to adhere to the best practices that support your well-being. Mars, the planet of action, travels in a fellow air sign, Aquarius, activating your ability to reach for wellness goals. Mars stations retrograde on June 26, so he travels in Aquarius for an extended period of time.

Remember that you can’t be everywhere at once. Learning to say “no” becomes both a life lesson and a spiritual sword this month. Protect your sanity and your health by resisting the urge to overextend. Then get ready, with the new moon in your sign on June 13, you are primed to set new intentions for this next year! The full moon at the end of the month asks you to exert effort; so plan a challenging workout then!

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With the sun traveling in your spiritual 12th house, sleep becomes incredibly important. Even with longer days and shorter nights upon us, tending to your circadian rhythm remains of paramount importance. Fresh air and mindful movement throughout the day assure a peaceful night.

Now is a perfect time to consider a meditation practice. With the new moon in Gemini offering an opportune moment to develop spiritual practices on June 13 take advantage of it. Buy a meditation cushion and hold yourself accountable to a sitting method. The sun moves into your sign on June 21, initiating your solar return. This critical and important time of the year supports you to reset your wellness practices, and health goals so lean into this potential.

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With the sun traveling in your 11th house of group activity, now’s the time to put on your favorite fitness outfit and hit up your workout classes. The sun in air sign, Gemini, encourages you to own your strength! Consider taking courses that emphasize alignment, posture, and breath—like Barre and classical Pilates. Choose wellness activities that help you stay poised as attention finds its way to you. Mars is traveling in Aquarius; your seventh house suggests that partnerships support your health, too. 

June kicks off with a grand trine in water, bringing your attention to your emotions. Practice being still. The new moon on June 13 amplifies your manifestation capacities greatly, so set strong intentions for your intended future then.

With the sun moving into Cancer on June 21, you may desire a little bit more down time around the month’s end. Come the full moon in Capricorn on the June 28/June 29, it’ll be time to claim a whole new health rhythm. 

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With the sun in Gemini, transitioning your 10th house of fame, opportunity calls your name. As you reach for it, do so with strength, capability, and competence. Work on posture and alignment this month, possibly even with the help of a chiropractor, yoga instructor or Pilates teacher.

With Venus attracting attention in your 11th house, about to trine Jupiter and Neptune, the planet of spirituality in your seventh (partnership), you benefit immensely from the support of others. Allow yourself to receive.

Because family and friends may need you more than usual at this time, a clear head helps you to feel nimble and confident. The new moon in your 10th house of career on June 13 massively opens up even more professional opportunity. On June 21 the sun moves from Gemini into Cancer, encouraging you to engage group fitness activities. With the full moon approaching in fellow Earth sign Capricorn at the month’s end, now’s not the time to slack. Find a class or community that pushes you to your edge. It’s time. 

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With Venus the planet of love and beauty currently transiting the most public part of your chart, you magnetically call opportunities to you. Combine that with Jupiter, the planet of good luck and fortune, in your second house of self-worth, and things heat up even more in your career and life. With so much activity, remember fitness as a critical piece of your high-performance lifestyle. Carve out downtime for yourself too—look at your calendar for the next season, and block out time for your vacation. What can you say no to?

Rest and replenishment remain essential to your wellbeing. Set boundaries now. With the new moon in Gemini fast approaching on June 13 also, you may feel called to engage a new and unique style of exercise too. Stay open-minded and ready.

As the month moves on, so does the sun, exiting Gemini and entering Cancer on June 21. With the sun in Cancer lighting up your 10th house of career and fame, be prepared for a bit more attention than normal. The cosmos call you into leadership. Self-care and good health habits help you to shine. Stay committed!

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With good luck Jupiter retrograde in your sign, opportunity flows your way. Even more so as Jupiter makes a sweet trine to Venus on June 2, illuminating your beauty, strength and grace even more. Engage a resilient mindset and stay focused and determined—the most recent full moon in Sagittarius on May 29 occurred in your second house of self-worth amplifying feelings of self-efficacy.

Your mindset, more critical than usual now, becomes a make or break component of your wellness plan. If weight loss is on your to-do list, don’t give up. With the sun traveling in Gemini, your eighth house of transformation, your ability to metamorphose amplifies—so set clear intentions, especially on and immediately after the new moon in Gemini on June 13.

Mars, now transiting in Aquarius, helps you realize your wellness goals, too. Mars stays in your fourth house for an extended period of time, so leverage him and do the hard work! Speaking of hard work, the month closes out with the sun in Cancer and full moon in Capricorn. Leverage this potential and focus on behalf of your fitness goals.

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Now’s the time to ramp up your exercise routine. Let go of patterns of sabotage when it comes to eating and drinking; engaging in healthy behaviors and habits that amplify your wellbeing instead. Think: green juice, high-intensity interval training, and a positive attitude! With the sun traveling in Gemini, the part of your chart that emphasizes intimate relationships looks to work out with your partner, too. Not currently in a relationship? The new moon in Gemini on June 13 opens up the potential for you to meet someone new.

On the topic of partnership, if you’ve toyed with the idea of hiring a personal trainer, the upcoming new moon supports this immensely. Your ruling planet, Jupiter, makes luscious connections with Neptune and Venus between now and the new moon, and the Capricorn full moon conjoins the taskmaster of the zodiac, Saturn. This tough love lunation pushes you into your power. Embrace it.

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Now that the sun travels in Gemini, your sixth house of wellness, pay close attention to your day-to-day routines. Yup, astrologically speaking, it’s time to engage lifestyle adjustments. Find yourself in a rut with sugar, carbs or alcohol? No time like the present to ditch that which no longer serves you.

With the full moon in Sagittarius having just lit up your 12th house of spirituality, you may feel called to connect with your inner life too. Mediation, spirituality, and sleep become essential to your well-being as the month kicks off.

With the solstice quickly approaching the halfway mark of 2018 looms. Where are you at in relationship to the goals you set for yourself at the time of your birthday? If you track well, congratulate yourself and celebrate. If not, look at where you can make improvements and commit to the change you desire. Now’s the time. Then, drum roll please, the month ends with a powerful full moon in your sign on June 28th or 29th (depending on your time zone.) Your ruling planet, Saturn, conjoins the moon at this time, asking you to own and integrate the lessons the Universe currently asks you to learn. Need support doing so? Engage strength training at the end of the month. You won’t regret it.

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Turn the volume up on your workouts this month! With Mars the planet of action moving through your sign, you’ll feel the need to move your body assertively. Think: high-intensity interval training, long and luscious trail runs, and hiking. You may even want to start a weight-training plan now too. 

The full moon in Sagittarius on May 29 encouraged you to engage groups; aka group workouts and meet-up groups with people of like minds. Come the new moon in Gemini on June 13, solidify intentions for how you wish to support your growth long-term. Mars stations retrograde in your sign on June 26, just two days before the full moon in Capricorn. You may need to reach deep for your motivation at the end of the month. But don’t give up. Your mindset matters just as much as any other part of your wellness regime right now. Stay engaged, positive and resilient.

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Remember health and fitness don’t exclusively relate to workouts and food choices alone—relationships and spirituality matter, too. With Mars, the planet of action, transitioning your spiritual 12th house, now’s the time to develop a mindfulness practice. Think: seated meditation, yin yoga or gentle stretching. With ruling planet Neptune having just made a luscious manifestation trine to good luck Jupiter, right before the last full moon on May 25, you may feel like gentle self-care is a magical elixir.

The Gemini new moon, occurring on June 13 asks you to initiate a new routine as it relates to home! If you’ve been toying around with buying home workout commitment or staying committed to your mat Pilates or yoga practice, double down on desire then. Uranus, the planet of revolution in Taurus, asks you to let go of that which no longer works, so be willing to try new things. 

The sun moves into fellow water sign Cancer on June 21, activating your fifth house of creativity expanding your capacity to think out of the box and innovate. One week later, the full moon in Capricorn brings a heavy focus when it comes to building strength. Don’t shy away from tough workouts. Instead, seek them!

Jennifer Racioppi is an astrologer, a Duke Integrative Medicine Certified Health Coach, and a Registered Yoga Teacher who blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women's health to coach her spiritually savvy clients to reach their next level of success. She is a resident astrologer at Reebok, Well + Good, and the Numinous. Her motto is: “Success isn’t a race, it’s a rhythm.” 

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Experts / April 2018