by Evening Reverie
|CAPRICORN December 23 – January 20
Archetype: Fish-Tailed Goat | Element: EarthIf you want love and kindness, you give love and kindness, and that’s your best chance these days, otherwise, there could be uncomfortable altercations with everyone you encounter. And you really don’t want to start off 2016 with frustration. You have love and kindness but you’re shy about it. I’m telling you it’ll be ok to show it. We need it!
|AQUARIUS January 21 – February 19
Archetype: The Water Bearer | Element: AirProjects and goals are fine in their way, and you can certainly focus beautifully to achieve your ends, but it might be healthy to take significant breaks to remember the people in your life who you love and who love you. The work will get done, there’s no hurry, and in the end you’ll receive the rewards due to you, yay, but your tribe is more important. Please don’t ignore them.
|PISCES February 20 – March 20
Archetype: Fish | Element: WaterTime to buy a coloring book or do some needlepoint or start a ship model! With cocoa and cookies, and then a cozy nap afterwards. Later, a long hot bath, clean pajimjams, and then your favorite movie. Sound good? Do it, you are long overdue for some indulgence. Call me in a few days and tell me to do the same.
|ARIES March 21 – April 19
Archetype: Ram | Element: FirePrepare for the New Year by cleaning up your home and your workspace. Unless you do you will not have the energy to be good to anyone. In case you haven’t noticed, our violent Planet is awash in misery, injustice and horror. You may not be able to do a thing about that, but you can do something about your personal world. Tend it with your fullest attention, and then tend to your neighbors. You will bring goodness and healing to them.
|TAURUS April 20 – May 20
Archetype: Bull | Element: EarthThink before the words come out of your mouth, or you will be hurtful and rude. Talking is great fun, especially if it’s you holding forth, right? Well, now is not the time for all you, all the time. You don’t have all the answers. Some of ’em, maybe, but listen to other people without your ego, and together peace might be closer than you expect.
|GEMINI May 21 – June 20
Archetype: The Twins | Element: Air
To blazes with advice. Did you even ask for it? Does anyone, ever? Keep your own council this time and act accordingly, and lump the disgruntlement of the herd. Do not apologize. Practice not apologizing. It weakens your internal authority, is a bad habit, and does nothing to strengthen your tribe.
|CANCER June 21 – July 22
Archetype: The Crab | Element: WaterStop anticipating what everyone wants from you, all right? All right. Cut it out. What do you want from you, for you? Focus on that. It’s a New Year, and big shifts are coming your way. Minimize the distractions in everyway you can, and fly like an eagle to the heart of your desire. Be selfish in that good way.
|LEO July 23 – August 21
Archetype: The Lion | Element: FireLet it be, Leo. All will be well, all will be well, and all manner of things will be well. Rejoice forever more. Doesn’t that feel better, just reading those words? Best thing: there’re not your words. They’re a gift from The Beatles, Julian of Norwich, and John Adams. Surrender a little control, a little more, no, more than that… Relief. Repeat.
|VIRGO August 22 – September 23
Archetype: The Virgin | Element: EarthSome eyes are open, some are not. Some people are awake, some live in deep fear. Your eyes are open and you are awake (except for you, you know who you are). Keep your conduit of calm clean and open, and reject the fear mongers and the abusers of power at all times with your inborn grace and dignity. You know what’s really important. Keep it front and center and don’t blink.
|LIBRA September 24 – October 23
Archetype: The Scales | Element: AirThe end of the year is here and all your obligations met and plans made. Everyone is trying to be happy and grateful – which a lot to ask, these days, am I right, Burning Planet of Extremists and Deforestation? In spite of which, you know there are always creative, inspired solutions to the very worst of days, and so you really are grateful. I’m jealous.
|SCORPIO October 24 – November 22
Archetype: Giant Scorpion | Element: WaterUgh. It’s pick your battle time. Stay neutral if you can, and when you must, declare your position. There’s more going on than meets the eye, so step lightly or you’ll be up to your neck in drama. And that’s all it is, a human show of power gained or power lost.
|SAGITTARIUS November 23– December 22
Archetype: Archer|Element: FireYou are seriously distracted and dizzy these days, and I suggest that you take a day of emptiness to break up the jittery vibe, and slow your racing heart. Take a pass, drink decaf, eat earthy food, watch the tide come in and out. Once you’ve done that you’ll be OK around your fellows, and better able to think clearly and with the long view.