March 21 – April 19
Next week’s full moon sheds lunar light on your twelfth house of conclusions and the unconscious mind. Closure for you is often marked by cauterization but this phase asks for a slower, more mindful approach to healing. Ritualize your release by lighting a candle for each of your greatest obstacles and injures. Thank them for their lessons, demand, softly but surely, that they abandon their post. Blow out each one and in the smoke that follows call in abundance, expansion, and the divine knowledge that you deserve, and are ready to receive, both.
Notable Aries: Vanessa Morgan / March 22, 1992
April 20 – May 20
Visual artist and fellow Taurus Teresita Fernández views the creation of her work as the aggregate of her lived life. “Being an artist is not just about what happens when you are in the studio. The way you live, the people you choose to love and the way you love them, the way you vote, the words that come out of your mouth, will also become the raw material for the art you make.” No matter what you make, or whether you identify as an artist at all, I hope you find the wisdom in these words, Taurus. Let there be no division between how you act and who you are.
Notable Taurus: Lana Candor / May 11, 1998
May 21 – June 20
The French phrase joie de vivre, or joy of life, was brought into use by historian Jules Michelet to contrast the passive life of plants with the rapturous life of animals. As warrior planet Mars moves through your fifth house of felicity you are poised for pleasurable pursuits, Gemini. Don’t ruin the fun by thinking of it as an indulgence. There have and will again, be seasons for planting pain but the time to enjoy the full extent of your rapturous, animal life, is right about now.
Notable Gemini: Kendrick Lamar/ June 17, 1987
June 21- July 22
Emotions have the capacity to run high and leave you feeling low down for the remainder of the month, moon child. It may seem like everyone is out to provoke you it may be that you’re looking for a fight as concrete evidence of feelings you doubt. Artist and fellow Cancer Jean Cocteau argued, “There’s no such thing as love; only proof of love.” If this rings true for you, I urge you to investigate what proof you need and what sort you provide.
Notable Cancer: Ken Star / July 21, 1946
July 23 to August 22
Your current planetary placements essentially amount to a mid 90’s rap video, Leo. Cue the ejaculating champagne bottles and waterfalls of cash my lion pride, because you are primed to get paid. Your days of toiling have not gone unnoticed and shall now be properly rewarded. Don’t be afraid to reach out to a mentor or aspirational figure to help you harness this moment for your own maximized benefit. While you already have everything you need to be successful, you’ll need guidance to help you identify what sort of success you’re seeking.
Notable Leo: Bill Clinton / August 19, 1946
August 23 to September 22
Patrick, a Virgo friend of mine has a theory about life, inspired in part by a psilocybin enhanced walk in the woods. Observing the straight backs and wandering roots of the trees he decided, “We should get our wisdom from the oaks and our posture from the pines.” As a mutable Earth sign, I trust this combination of rigidity and receptivity will resonate and guide you through the remaining days of your ruling season. Stand tall, let your roots roam, allow yourself to be shaped but never shaken, and breathe back what you’ve been given.
Notable Virgo: Paula Jones / September 17, 1966
September 23 to October 22
Comedian, and fellow Libra, Lenny Bruce spent part of the 1950’s performing at seedy strip clubs throughout the San Fernando Valley. The low billing inspired a creative renaissance. According to Bruce’s biographer, “He broke free of all the restraints and inhibitions and disabilities that formerly had kept him just mediocre and began to blow with a spontaneous freedom and resourcefulness.” I prescribe a similar kind of salvation through slumming for you, Libra. To break free of mediocrity, live beyond, even boldly below, what’s expected of you.
Notable Libra: Sting / October 2, 1951
October 23 to November 21
Venus, the planet of love and attachment, is at home in the cobwebbed corners of your sign until October 7th. This positioning empowers you when it comes to partnerships of all kinds. Your needs become clearer and the list of what you are willing to concede gets decidedly shorter. It is a beautiful time to sure up your boundaries while dismantling your emotional ramparts.
Notable Scorpio: Hillary Clinton / October 26, 1947
November 22 to December 21
When warrior planet Mars enters diplomatic, equanimous Libra this week you are put in the disquieting position of needing to compromise. You are adept at getting what you want, often with a take no prisoners, repay no debts kind of energy. It’s an effective if not admirable strategy that requires reworking under the influence of the scales and balances. Remember archer, there’s rich earth to be found on the middle ground.
Notable Sagittarius: Linda Tripp / November 24, 1949
December 22 to January 19
With action planet Mars in people pleasing, edge smoothing Libra, your momentum stands to take a hit. Assertiveness and independence, two of your hallmark qualities are devitalized during this period but worry not sweet sea goat, there is power to be found in collaboration, humility in asking for help and levity in admitting that even evil Saturn ruled geniuses who plot the downfall of their enemies and the domination of the modern world need someone to eat lunch with.
Notable Capricorn: Vince Foster / January 15, 1945
January 20 to February 18
As you continue to fight the daily battle for balance between your personal life and your deep seeded need to improve the conditions of the world, I offer you a time saving strategy from fellow Aquarius and champion of the side hair part, ladies and gentlemen, Ayn Rand. “Never think of pain or danger or enemies a moment longer than is necessary to fight them.” I hope Rand’s words will encourage you to be efficient in your thoughts and resolute in your actions.
Notable Aquarius: Judy Blume / February 12, 1938
February 19 to March 20
Venus planet of love and relationships is in goth hearted, hair doll making Scorpio in your 9th house of mind expansion and higher learning. This transit beckons you to reconsider your approach to partnerships. Who we are and who we want are ever shifting, Pisces and you may discover that the story you’ve been telling yourself about love, sex and intimacy no longer reads true. I encourage you to write it anew, cast with unexpected characters, transformational experiences, transcendental orgasms, and the very real possibility of a happy ending.
Notable Pisces: Josef Mengle / March 16, 1911