|GEMINI May 21–June 20
Archetype: The Twins | Element: Air
Talk to yourself much? How’s that inner twin treating you lately? Mean? Caustic? Lot’s of should’s? Stop it NOW NOW and again NOW. That evil clone will slay your soul, and you can’t afford to lose that, especially NOW, what with gorgeous life spread out all around like a flooding plain. Swim, float, kayak, wade in, all in your own time and choosing. Keep it up, you’ll love it, and so will everyone around you. It’s gonna be a good year.
|SAGITTARIUS November 23–December 22
Archetype: The Archer | Element: Fire
Please grow up and claim your adulthood. You arrived a long time ago. Cut out the kid stuff. No one is charmed by your gamine act. You are the ultimate master of your story. OK, maybe not but please at least pretend. We see you are still an apprentice in your own life but with a new costume, a new shtick, we might believe you, and then you might believe you. Acting! It’s easy, really, and you know that ’cause you’ve been on stage since the womb.
|CANCER June 21–July 22
Archetype: The Crab | Element: Water
Do no harm, starting with yourself, and that ever-so delicate and soft soul. You got the stuff to know what you want to do, for you and those pesky OTHER PEOPLE. You think they need you to be a certain way? To hell with that. Be your way, cuddle up with that, and say, I get to live my life. You got the stuff, you got the love, you got the strength. Give lots of that to your peeps, but keep the best for you. Otherwise, the plane you and your tribe are travelling in goes DOWN.
|CAPRICORN December 23–January 20
Archetype: The Fish-Tailed Goat | Element: Earth
Brood much? Isn’t this a good time for it? Freezing grey skies, treacherous sidewalks. Go dark, go deep, and go alone. Think other people might help? Don’t count on it. This is an amble through the night that only you can take. Snf. Still, inner work is your territory, you weird goat fish, and I feel sure that come spring, the stars of the dark night will beam their light out of your fingers, tongue, toes and eyes. It will all be worth it. You better get some Snickers though.
|LEO July 23–August 21
Archetype: The Lion | Element: Fire
You conceited wretch. Have to get that in there because you need to hear it. But really, this is YOUR YEAR. Get out the script, the pen, the brush, and the tools, man, and act, write, paint, construct. The well of creation is bubbling up and if you don’t let it vent, you will end up a moldy spud on a couch. You know how you say stuff everyone wishes they would say but have better judgment than you because it results in job loss and divorce? No worries for you. Let it rip. There will be applause. You conceited wretch.
|AQUARIUS January 21–February 19
Archetype: The Water Bearer | Element: Air
You ole’ risk taker, you. Taking anyone along on the ride this time? Do. SO MUCH MORE FUN. You’ll have to collaborate. I know how you hate that but it’s good for you. See, you might love it, or even fall in love! Troublesome as that is, sharing ’n all. Keep in mind others have brilliance just like you think you do, and it might rub off on you if you let it. Them. Then get out the bullhorn and SHOW US THE WAY. You always do, and we need that.
|VIRGO August 22–September 23
Archetype: The Virgin | Element: Earth
I know you like to be of use, dearest. You are smart, articulate, organized and neat. And you give such good advice. But here’s the thing: no one wants it. You are hosing us down with the benefit of You. Your overpowering ego is too much in charge. Tamp that monster down, and aim the hose on your own insufferable know-it-all self. Will it clean you up? No? That’s EGO again. Ignore it (if you can) and just hang with us without tidying up our lives for us. You are a hoot.
|PISCES February 20–March 20
Archetype: The Fish | Element: Water
The dreaming depths of you are hard to articulate, yes? You feel it before you know it for a long time, and that is frustrating. Kinda feels like gasping. That’s OK, though, you have plenty of water to float in and water brings joy. Which then brings clean gulps of air, and then, answers. No one needs to know your methods. THEY DON’T WANT TO KNOW. You’ll just freak ’em out and they’ll give you the poker face, which means, in your case, stop talking now.
|LIBRA September 24–October 23
Archetype: The Scales | Element: Air
Good fences make good neighbors, but your side of the fence needs repairs. You gotta be solid in knowing who YOU are separately from the roles your people impose on you. That’s THEIR thing. “You gotta play your own kinda music, sing your own special song.” Mama Cass. Speak up and ask for absolutely everything you need. People love to be asked for help, so Do That. They will comply happily (well maybe; they do owe you but people are disappointing).
|ARIES March 21 – April 19
Archetype: The Ram | Element: Fire
We love your fire. When you burn, we feel it, and when you take up arms, we cheer. Oh, I mean we cringe and take cover. We see your eyes, and we think, “uh oh.” Choosing your wars, that is not your strong suit. Because everything is a war with y’all. Discernment, my impressive friend, is key, and so is reflection. Into your mirror, and into your soul. Every day. You’ll see! No more scary.
|SCORPIO October 24–November 22
Archetype: The Giant Scorpion | Element: Water
You thrill us all with your enthusiasms. Your mind is super absorbent and you hold on to it, not like the rest of us. You got that long-term memory DOWN. The rest of us forget pretty much everything soon as we hear it. Why then do you self annihilate? We are so impressed, so why aren’t you? You smother us with your prevarications and we are exhausted. Your amazingness makes us feel alive. Cut it out, focus on that, and be PROUD.
|TAURUS April 20 – May 20
Archetype: The Bull | Element: Earth
Find a padded room, because your peace and beauty loving insides are going to be pressed to near death, like the witches in Salem. That’s what immobility gets you. You are an ungulate about to be tipped. Once that humiliation is past, struggle to your hooves and be not afraid. Stare mildly back at your torturers and be steadfast in your truth. Those you love will sigh and say, yep, you’re never gonna change. But that is why they love you.