Virgo

Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

In spite, or because of, your strong work ethic and emotional boundaries, you harbor a deep escapist tendency. This often manifests in your choice of partner or friends. You may find yourself drawn to reckless, dramatic types that inevitably burn you out. To attract and maintain a healthy partnership, you must cultivate a healthy sense of escapism within yourself. Be your own trap door so you won’t risk falling through someone else’s. Notable Virgo: Trixie Mattel/ Aug. 23, 1989 

Libra

Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

This season of retrogrades offers you the opportunity to do what you do best: Think, ruminate, reflect and consider, with no pressure to actually act. Yet, in order to bring about the changes necessary for your personal progression you will need to pay attention and homage to your often overlooked sixth sense, intuition. If you’re wondering what to do next, remember that what can’t be known can usually be felt. Notable Libra: Akbar / Oct. 14, 1542

Scorpio

Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

Fellow Scorpio Beryl Markham is best remembered for her attempted 1936 solo flight across the Atlantic. Her fuel systems failed and she crash landed in Nova Scotia. But her memoir drew praise from Ernest Hemingway, who said, “She has written so well, and marvelously well, that I was completely ashamed of myself as a writer.” You have to live the tale to live to tell the tale and a crash landing beats the hell out of standing still. Notable Scorpio: Joni Mitchell / Nov. 7, 1943 

Sagittarius

Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

As the sun illuminates your 10th house of career and reputation, you’re poised to find financial footing and professional success so long as you manage to defy distractions, tame your temper and hogtie your hedonism. Realize that while you are adept at dreaming the dream, you may need help, in the form of a business benefactor or trusted mentor. Seek a partner, not a patron. Notable Sagittarius: Nicki Minaj / Dec. 8, 1982

Capricorn 

Dec. 22 to Jan. 19 

Warrior planet Mars is in retrograde for the next two months and for sea goats the reversal activates/instigates your domestic sector. Retrogrades force us to confront the past. The focus for you is on family secrets, inherited patterns and childhood traumas. If the self is a cellar, you’re being beckoned down the stairs. To get free, you have to go in. Notable Capricorn: Mao Zedong / Dec. 26, 1893

Aquarius 

Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

You skew more toward intellect than emotion, waterbearer, but current planetary placements are dredging up the feels for you, particularly in the realms of abundance and scarcity. You’re being called to evaluate the psychic and emotional attachments you have to money. “Wealth is the ability to fully experience life,” Thoreau said. In your quest to build the life you want, are you sacrificing the experience of living? Notable Aquarius: Kimbo Slice / Feb. 8, 1974

Pisces 

Feb. 19 to March 20

After being rejected for the 27th time, fellow Pisces Dr. Seuss was on his way to setting his first manuscript on fire when he bumped into an old friend and a recently appointed publisher. Within hours a contract was signed and a career launched. Seuss later said, “If I had been going down the other side of Madison Avenue, I’d be in the dry-cleaning business today.” This is a reminder to keep on keeping on. We’re all one walk away from where we are meant to be going. Notable Pisces: Spike Lee / March 20, 1957 

 

Aries 

March 21 to April 19

I continue to advise you to chill your tits, Aries. In the weeks ahead, the more you push, the less you’ll progress. Allow situations to unfold. Though you will bristle at the suggestion, heed Irish philosopher Edmund Burke: “Our patience will achieve more than our force.” Notable Aries: Elton John / March 25, 1947

Taurus 

April 20 – May 20

In the 1994 film, “The Crow,” the hot, goth villain declares, “Childhood is over the moment you know you are going to die.” As the sun moves through your fifth house of fertility and children, Taurus, make reparations to your own inner child. Whatever shame, secrets or knowledge ended your own innocence, begin working back from, and through, them. The richness of adulthood begins at the moment of that reconciliation. Notable Taurus: Eva Perón/ May 7, 1919

Gemini

May 21 to June 20

This week’s new moon in Virgo highlights your fourth house of security and domesticity. Defining and redefining the concept of home is perhaps the most enduring of human challenges. Whether you’re pulling up roots or leaving something in a more metaphorical sense I offer you the words of Kenyan poet Warsan Shire: “Home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.” Notable Gemini: Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen / June 13, 1986

Cancer

June 21 to July 22

I have a New Age auntie who lives by the creed (possibly pilfered from a dollar store thank-you card) that people enter your life for “a reason, a season or a lifetime.” Consider that someone you put in the last category may really belong in the first. If you are feeling a fallout with certain players in your life, remember it is OK and at times necessary to allow relationships to end or change shape. Notable Cancer: Solange Knowles / June 24, 1986

Leo

July 23 to Aug. 22

The etymology of the word magic can be traced to the Old Persian magush translated as, “to be able, to have power.” The time has never been better for you to get what you want by speaking clearly, asking directly, moving purposefully and pursuing the nose bleed loftiness of your greatest desires. You are able, you are powerful and if it be magic you’re after, Leo, it’s yours for the making. Notable Leo: Billy Bob Thornton / Aug. 4, 1955

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