Category Archives: happy & gentle astrology

JANUARY FORECAST

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.

HOLIDAY SEASON FORECAST

by Evening Reverie

SCORPIO October 24 – November 22
Archetype: Giant Scorpion | Element: WaterUnlike last summer, when you had to say no to so many tempting offers, now you can say yes. You may be tempted to double-book, there are so many things to do and see. Don’t do that, OK? Commit, and be happy. You can’t lose. The people you meet and places you go will be wonderfully unique, fun, and seeded with new ideas, connections and pursuits. Consider them all, and then beam in on the things that thrill you the most. WARNING: make sure they are practical. Otherwise, chaos, disappointment, sighs of remorse and regret. Be Here Now.
SAGITTARIUS November 23– December 22
Archetype: Archer|Element: FireGood fortune, Cookie! It’s swirling all around you and your curly, twirly life. Those times you feel like an outsider, so creative and energetic and distracted and engaged and off-putting (that can be a leetle exhausting to the rest of us) well, they are dust. You are seated at the head of the table for a change, instead of at the card table in the alcove with the kids, and we are hanging on every inspired word, our eyes shining. You belong (you always have), but YOU believe it. And that makes all the difference.
CAPRICORN December 23 – January 20
Archetype: Fish-Tailed Goat | Element: EarthMoney, the Deep, and Big Changes. Inside, outside and right around the next corner. I know how you like the monies, and the ways to get them. In this, you are expert. Long term planning, organization, action, big reward, likely awards to follow. Your territory. The Deep? Nope. Not for you. Self-examination? RUN AWAAAAY! But, liebling love-ferret, this time, the Big Changes are in self-awareness. I hate to bore you, but the unexamined life: not worth living, no matter how new your car is or where you’ll be skiing next. Look within, and you’ll find a shy and awesome You waiting for attention.
AQUARIUS  January 21 – February 19
Archetype: The Water Bearer | Element: AirAFGO. Another Friendly Growth Opportunity. Sickening, isn’t it? They never end, and could it please stop for a while, at least until after the dern Winter Solstice. Or until you get the shovel out? Nay, nyet, negatory, non. New friends arriving, old friends gently let go. Let it happen, notice, remain calm and pay extremely precise attention to your instincts. They light the way for you. Otherwise, you’ll stay in a rut until Fat Tuesday and by then, that open door for learning excellence in living will be locked. Only The Dead are behind that door.
PISCES February 20 – March 20
Archetype: Fish | Element: WaterStay away from the hands flailing at you for help. For now, OK? Aren’t you over it already? (Read Aries above).You can get back to them when you’re ready, they will always be there. It hurts you to hear that, you incredible Helper, but you deserve a respite. It’s been an intense year, right? Parties and connections and joy are in store and you gonna be laffin’ and laffin’ and even now you can feel the release of the tremendous energy you needed to keep it together all last year. Fill up in big huge gulps. Your mouth has been dry too long.
ARIES March 21 – April 19
Archetype: Ram | Element: FireBusy times, Aries, you fantastic achiever. There may be people intruding on you with annoying requests for your attention and care, but this time, let them simmer with their hands out, and do what you’ve been joyfully doing with your imagination, skill and focus. Attend not to them. The (mostly) horrible holidays are looming with all their burdens of consuming, planning, and gifting, and you will be READY, parcels wrapped beautifully around the things you’ve been laboring over since the summer. And oh boy, on opening, all the horrible will have been worth it and your peeps will be so happy!
TAURUS April 20 – May 20
Archetype: Bull | Element: EarthAre you buried with work? Everyday you gave more than you actually had? So tired sleep only makes you want more sleep? Your mask of upbeat cheerful enthusiasm failing you? Dead eyes looking back at you, unimpressed? You are not alone, but YOU, Taurus, have access to joy more directly and immediately than any other sign, so remember, remember, remember. Our Earth is your source of joy so be in it, think of it, smell it, touch it. You know deeply that all will be well, and: everyone is trying just as hard as you are, putting on their damn mask EVERY DAMN DAY. Settle in to each moment, load up on compassion for yourself and others, and slow down. Repeat. You’ll feel better.
GEMINI May 21 – June 20
Archetype: The Twins | Element: Air
Enormous changes all at once, for a long time for you, and the G-forces still won’t quit. Expect nothing different–expect nothing at all. Everyone has all kinds of advice, sought or imposed, and all of it is worth mulling over. Don’t feel you must react in haste to any of it. Hold your core calm closely at all times and practice quiet action. Remember, the chaos is around you, not in you.
CANCER June 21 – July 22
Archetype: The Crab | Element: WaterIt’s still about speaking up, Crab, and laying your needs out there, to your husband, wife, the people who matter to you. Sorry to say you may be … disappointed. DO IT ANYWAY. They can take it. AND your truth will be out there with no pretense that it is not. Er, the Elephant in the Room. Which is as it Should Be. Moving forward will be authentic, and that’s where you always want to be. Keep practicing putting your needs forward. There is plenty of room for you. Do you not believe it? Deserve it? Sometimes, don’t they need to care for you instead of the other frickin’ way around? AAAGGGGHHHH.
LEO July 23 – August 21
Archetype: The Lion | Element: FireStrangely, this time, your massive ego is not in the way of your professional enthusiasms. This time, what feels right, is right, and is Good News to All People. Or at least your people. Chop wood, carry water, Lion, and bring your loving warmth along. While you’re at it, start dressing regularly in your most beautiful raiments, because, why not? May as well feed that need for attention while you’re busy doing good works and planning for the exhausting season ahead. Everybody crazy for a well-dressed, busy, lithe and affectionate feline.
VIRGO August 22 – September 23
Archetype: The Virgin | Element: EarthBeing the most observant, meticulous and competent of all the signs, you are also the least appreciated, because you do not strut your stuff. You hide from attention and avoid positions of power. NOT NO MORE. Everyone suddenly turns towards you and actually sees all of you, especially your extraordinary gifts. Weird feeling, isn’t it? All those eyes judging you. Stand tall, Eternal Servant, because the judgment is positive. Keep your attention focused on what needs to be done (because it’s impossible for you not to), but this time, soak it up. The crowd roars for you. Just don’t get used to it; nothing good ever lasts. So sorry.
LIBRA September 24 – October 23
Archetype: The Scales | Element: AirRemember how impressed we all were when George W. Bush declared, “I’m the Decider?” That’s you, too. In a truly fair and balanced way, because you strive for justice and balance. Is that ever really possible? (Why is life so unfair?) Lots of dern activities and requirements rolling towards you, from people, gatherings, preparations, not to mention mere ADL’s (look it up). You are on top of it, speaking truth persuasively and graciously, and you get to do what you want how you want, all at the same time, no matter who bleats at you to do what they would prefer. Defy them!

FALL FORECAST

by Evening Reverie

VIRGO August 22 – September 23
Archetype: The Virgin | Element: Earth
Thwarted, still. An on-going thwartment of you. Despair not–patience only is required. The idiots will fall from their own doing, as most of them do, some sooner than later. Forget about them. What do you really have to regret? Instead think of all you have achieved, from the spirit to the measurable. All is well–but only when you stay focused on what is right in front of your feet.
LIBRA September 24 – October 23
Archetype: The Scales | Element: AirYour needs are met when you are mindful of the needs of others. Sounds like a sound byte from a Presbyterian sermon but for you, c’est vraiment. You are great at caring for your peeps, and though right now alarming activity and planning swirls around you, you emanate a steady calm. As others rely on this exceptional gift of balance, you too can feel satisfied. But remember, no matter what, luvbug, always ask for what you need.
SCORPIO October 24 – November 22
Archetype: Giant Scorpion | Element: WaterTake on nothing said to you about you, unless you recognize it as truth. The best and bravest of friends are honest: consider the messenger. At all times march with self-respect. Right now you can even puff your chest out (a little; don’t be obnoxious) because your gifts are worth sharing, not just with your friends who already get you, but with your colleagues. Self-confidence without conceit is truly attractive. Shine your exciting light!
SAGITTARIUS November 23– December 22
Archetype: Archer|Element: FireEvery seven years all cells in your body are replaced. You are not the you you were. Why cling to that which no longer accurately reflects who you are now? It may be familiar but it is not comfy. Ignore what your family and old friends think you should be–they keep you crystallized in a past season of youth. You have a new agenda to go with all you have become: a fully realized adult with deep desires and the will to achieve them. Oh, and the reward is in your intention, not recognition. Feed your ego another way.
CAPRICORN December 23 – January 20
Archetype: Fish-Tailed Goat | Element: EarthIt’s time to talk $$$ with your partner. So much fun! Wear Kevlar and bring a flamethrower because it will be a scrabble. Or might be. Here’s what you do: listen, listen, listen. Then listen some more. When it’s your turn, remain calm, ask for the same uninterrupted attention, and be precise and direct. Put your weapons down, take off the Kevlar, and chances are the two of you will come to a workable compromise. And maybe some monkey sex after!
AQUARIUS  January 21 – February 19
Archetype: The Water Bearer | Element: AirThe possibility of petty arguing is high these days but do not, I beg you, engage. Why? Petty. Like Aries, you must pick worthy battles. You think you’re in the right? Who cares. Being right is meaningless and exhausting (for you and your trapped companion). Plus you get a rep for being a know-it-all and there is no ghastlier thing to be. People will avoid eye contact with you. Better to focus on how someone else is feeling, and help them to cheer up.
PISCES February 20 – March 20
Archetype: Fish | Element: WaterCrazy and wacky times, right? From the global to your very own home. So many plans to make, jobs to do, opinions to share. And you, with your undulating fishy self, navigate it all so well. How do you do it? By harboring deep resentment and self-doubt? Or are you certain your motives are clear? Right now, it seems they are. Build on that excellent foundation so that when the resentment and self-doubt come, as they always will, you can dismiss them with a flip of your brilliant fishy tail.
ARIES March 21 – April 19
Archetype: Ram | Element: FireDeadlines are bearing down on you, and you writhe in frustration. You don’t wanna. Figures of authority are sternly judging you. Hop to it. Get going. No whining. The clock ticks on. First, though, before you act, IF you act, which, of course, you will, look again at that figure of authority. Thinks like you. Looks like you. Sounds like you. Is you. HA! Maybe the only should you should have in your life is maybe. Even you, armored Aries, can relax even the most rigid expectations.
TAURUS April 20 – May 20
Archetype: Bull | Element: EarthDum de dum de dum. Dreamy and vague. Deliberate and unimpressed. Kinda bored. Sorta happy. Slow. Unplugged. That can be very nice for a while, but for you, Taurus, it’s a trap. You do too much of that and that’s all you’ll be. Remember the rule of inertia. You’ll stay stuck in your pretty cloud if all you create and maintain is a pretty cloud. You don’t really want that. Time to wash your face in very cold water, put some drops in your eyes and reengage in your life. It’s coming right at’cha.
GEMINI May 21 – June 20
Archetype: The Twins | Element: AirEnormous changes all at once, for a long time for you, and the G-forces still won’t quit. Expect nothing different–expect nothing at all. Everyone has all kinds of advice, sought or imposed, and all of it is worth mulling over. Don’t feel you must react in haste to any of it. Hold your core calm closely at all times and practice quiet action. Remember, the chaos is around you, not in you.
CANCER June 21 – July 22
Archetype: The Crab | Element: WaterWow–preach, man! Announce! Direct! Explain! Show! In your usual friendly way, of course. Let loose. It’s a perfect time, AND, what you are preaching is the heart of you. We see it and it is strong. Your heart’s desire will be heard, once you have discovered it and allowed yourself to share it. Risk! No real harm will come to your tender, edible innerds. No one who loves you will betray you. Or chew you.
LEO July 23 – August 21
Archetype: The Lion | Element: FireBig, warm, loud Leo, you’ve been feeling quiet for a while, so long, in fact, you’re getting used to it. At least, that’s how it feels. Da? Oui? But with all the retreating and shunning, no one can tell, because you are IRREPRESSIBLE. Even when you feel subdued. Turn up the volume, invite everyone in and lavish your love everywhere. You have it by the truckload, and truckloads you will reap.

SUMMER FORECAST

by Evening Reverie

GEMINI  May 21–June 20 
Archetype: The Twins | Element: Air

Oh UGH, Gemini. Work and family are killin’ ya. Getting you right in the neck. Somebody better watch out. Better make that you, or there will be a massacre of people you respect and love. I hate to repeat this word: boundaries. Shore them up, make new ones, inspect the old ones, and use them. No passage beyond, right? And you can do this with grace. I’ve seen you.
SAGITTARIUS November 23–December 22 
Archetype: The Archer | Element: Fire

I’m sorry (am I?) but you got some trouble in significant-other land. OK, maybe not trouble. Challenges. Changes. Shifts. Quakes. Revolution. With tippy liaisons. What you seek is true balance, and that will take listening and attention, to your deepest needs and desires, and to theirs. Kind of a pain, I know, but necessary, so you that can transform and find joy in equality at all kinds of levels. Get out there, listen, observe, seek. Find!

CANCER  June 21–July 22 
Archetype: The Crab | Element: Water

Seems you’ve been questioning the very ground you walk on, not to mention every other bleedin’ thing you’ve ever done or thought or believed. Since you can’t avoid it, drink it up and absorb. When you find things that no longer serve or reflect you, time to fling them away. Or maybe wrap in tissue and tuck into the guest room drawer. Be alone as much as you can, and when you can’t, work. With total focus. Work will blow away the fog, plus, there’s the practical satisfaction of financial remuneration (depends on where you work).

CAPRICORN  December 23–January 20 
Archetype: The Fish-Tailed Goat | Element: Earth

Have you been ill? Anyone dear to you? Yes, no, maybe, what matters is your ability to see beneath what might look like health but is sheer fakery and something deeper is going on. Be a friend to yourself and others, listen well, offer honest advice if you have any to give, otherwise, keep silent and abide. Stay away from lovely junk food, take a walk from time to time, enjoy the coziness of home, and make sure to say yes only to friendly invitations.

LEO  July 23–August 21 
Archetype: The Lion | Element: Fire

The truth shall set you free, Leo. You know your truth, now tell it. You are waiting to do this, even when you know those who judge you may not welcome the result. Doesn’t matter. You will become whole after you do. No more ruminating, no more imagined encounters. You’ve practiced enough. Relief will come, and then, your natural habitat: Joy.

AQUARIUS  January 21–February 19 
Archetype: The Water Bearer | Element: Air

Hmmm. Not feeling very confident, eh? The regard you have for yourself is not reflected back at you? This is temporary, you are Aquarius, you will once again surprise us. In the meantime, before your inevitable blazing of trails, squirm in the awkward feelings that being ignored brings forth. It’s OK, you can do it, and you’ll have a chance to examine your path in privacy. In a little while, the strength of your convictions will emerge, and even if you keep that to yourself, you can relax back into the old familiar swagger.

VIRGO  August 22–September 23 
Archetype: The Virgin | Element: Earth

Amazingly, it’s not about you. It’s the swirl around you that’s chaos. Be the calm center, do not react, pay attention to your duties, keep it clean. After the chaos hits the wall, as it always does, you’ll still be calm and able to understand the land even if the garden is bedraggled. In time your perseverance and, of course, brilliance will help heal the garden and will be seen as essential and necessary for the good of all.

PISCES  February 20–March 20 
Archetype: The Fish | Element: Water

What do you think about money? Do you define yourself by how much you have? Does it mean freedom or shackles? As you ponder that I encourage you to make your house as wonderful and rewarding for your comfort as you wish. This brings you peace, and pleases your guests. Talk to them about how they feel about money and its role in their lives. You might freak them out, money being a difficult subject for some, but you can always change the subject. If they are game, you get to explore The Almighty Dollar together.

LIBRA  September 24–October 23 
Archetype: The Scales | Element: Air

Poor kid. Things are challenging everywhere you are. Lots of plans, for you, for others, lots of meetings, endless lists, arrivals, departures, requirements, expectations. Being prepared, being on time, packing enough but not too much. Makes you tired just thinking about it. In that case, remember to get to bed early, take naps, ingest fuel at proper times, and it will work out and be fun! It’s OK to have fun! Not just for other people, but YOU!

ARIES  March 21 – April 19 
Archetype: The Ram | Element: Fire

It’s time to peel away from the crowd, whatever crowd it is that claims you. You don’t have to be your moody self about it. It’s not their fault, it’s your opportunity to expand into your You-ness. No need to hyper-ventilate. That just inflames you and inflamed Aries is scary Aries. Freedom awaits, but approach it sedately. Feet on the ground, especially in a crowd. They will be happy for you when it all comes together. (But you know, they don’t matter).

SCORPIO  October 24–November 22 
Archetype: The Giant Scorpion | Element: Water

Still waters, baby. Usually. But there’s a slow burn under you and a furious boil threatens. Fun to watch! Not just for us, but especially for you. You can certainly turn the heat down to a rolling boil. Keep a sieve handy to spoon out the gunk you no longer like about yourself. It’s like cleaning your yard but the yard has some goop and some of the goop is you. Time to reject inauthentic reactions and judgments. That’s what the burn is for: melting old habits away.

TAURUS  April 20 – May 20 
Archetype: The Bull | Element: Earth

Your wallet is taking a pounding. Do you even know what planning for the future means? Learn, or panic is just around the corner, and it’s summer time, not the time you want to be short of cash. You have enough, or had you forgotten? Take an inventory and be pleased with past purchases. Next, budget a bit, be frugal – how many extra bottles of olive oil do you really need in the cupboard? And stop pretending to buy gifts for people we all know are YOU.

FEBRUARY 2015 FORECAST

by Evening Reverie

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.