May 2019 Horoscopes for Actors

*as first seen on Backtage online magazine for Actors

The month starts out with a sense of urgency to cement new foundations (thanks to electric Uranus flying close to the Sun, Mars in whip-smart Gemini, and Venus/Mercury is rapid-fire Aries)The preponderance of Pisces energy last month energy set loose a torrent of memories and patterns - both sweet and bitter - that sent some of us into a tailspin trying to sort out what was better left to wash out into the forgiving ocean and what we actually want to hold onto. The Aries Sun certainly got us into our "spark of joy" mentality, but there were tradeoffs to be made for living into brave, new worlds. Hoorays punctuated by goodbye, old comfort zone! Now that the Sun's in earthy persevering Taurus, the collective is beginning to re-build piece by piece, with Venus and Mercury blazing in me-first Aries wanting to hurry things along perhaps faster than is possible.

Just when we thought the relentless, maturational pull of Saturn, Pluto and the South Node in Capricorn couldn't slow their roll anymore, both Pluto and Saturn went retrograde to make sure we have plenty of time to really absorb their lesson (read for your Sun and Rising to see what house these themes are affecting). On a macro level, this is about the abuse of power and where the rule of law is out of integrity with moral principle. On a micro level, it's about the same thing - although sometimes harder to see where we are out of integrity with ourselves. The "high" possibility of this transit is taking accountability for ourselves, showing up for our responsibilities and taking a hard, pragmatic eye to what we need to amend in our own lives in order to be in alignment with tenets of truth, authenticity and moral leadership. We're all trying to get in touch with our inner Gandalf (or insert more contemporary GOT reference here), but sometimes we have to face the consequences of being run by remnants of our immaturity, conscious or not. Conversely, if you've been true to your inner mountain top of truth and discipline, the world can also rain down tangible triumphs that remind you that rightful action in the unseen have their moments in the Sun; a time when the work can really pay off!

Overall, it's a chatty month of intense feelings and shaking out our wings, although our lips may move a lot faster that the Sisyphean boulder that we're all being challenged to show up for again and again. Like Joseph Campbell says:. "The world is perfect. It’s a mess. It has always been a mess. We are not going to change it. Our job is to straighten out our own lives.” Maybe so. If we can't change the world, we can certainly do the best with ourselves, sending a ripple that connects us with other ripples that will hopefully lead to the sea change it appears we need.

Read for your Sun and Rising to get the full skinny!

Taurus (April 21st – May 20th)

Your star is shining this month as you liberate yourself from old routines and embrace the change-making Uranian energy that has you in its electric, connect-with-greater-world possibilities. People are experiencing you differently and yes, while part of it could be superficial changes like the haircut or British accent you’ve adopted, it’s more likely because you’ve left any self-defeating stodginess behind. Bubbles of excitement (shock, awe, fear) pop beneath you and an inability to rely on old defenses make you much more likely to find other ways to feel secure, like trusting your feelings?!? You might still be in the excavation phase so be thankful if the world is helping you along by taking things from you that are tiresome old bothers – person, place, or thing.

A New Moon in your sign on the 4th has a surreal feeling that allows you attune to your deepest longings so take advantage by stealing a little time to yourself and your zesty imaginings. Money from unexpected places could come in suddenly, which could include old debts being paid, as intrepidly curious Mars in your 2nd House of Money could bring in a lucrative lead or free up resources that you’ve had in the offing and are now equipped with mindset to receive.

It’s worth mentioning that lucky Jupiter’s presence in your 8th House of Transformation and Other People’s Money is there for the rest of the year. While this transit is good for intimate sexy time, is also a call to play with investing and take some (measured) risks with your resources. The same ol’ same ol’ will not get you there (hear a theme?) – and you’re ready to get to your chosen there. Your answers come through not only your intuition, but connecting with others very different from yourself and doing the thing those familiar thought you would never do. Give them something to talk about.

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

It’s your mysterious 12th House of spiritual epiphanies that’s being lit up by the center-stage Sun and erratic Uranus in Taurus (Venus joins on May 15th adding love to this cleansing swirl). This can be an uncomfortable position for these high flyers only because Gemini tends to rely so much on logic and 12th House transits are all about surrendering to what we can’t control and attuning our ear to the shifts in consciousness necessary for the next growth period.

If it weren’t for that caffeinated Mars-in-Gemini (until May 15th), I’d say it could feel a bit sleepy until your birthday time. Mars is whipping you forward even if you feel a little in the dark. With the action planet's cross-sky connection to expansive Jupiter, you’re at the center of hatching ideas and organizing big plans.

After May 2oth, Mars will have moved into Cancer, and the Sun and Mercury into Gemini, refreshing your spirit in the 1st House of self-expression and initiation. Until then, take rest between the craziness. Let the systems you’ve implemented take care of at least some of the grind; you’ll be all the more ready for the spotlight. Your natural quick-witted, buzzy energy is ready to make a mark the last half of the month. You’ll have to wait until June 3rd for the game-changing New Moon in your sign!

Cancer (June 20th – July 22nd)

Cancer loves the cozy, take-your-time energy of Taurus, which is highlighted the first half of the month as the Sun and Uranus move through this compatible sign and light up your 11th House. Yes, Uranus could be a bit of a live wire in your House of Community but most likely ushering in an exciting new tribe of craftsmen that help you chisel out your chosen destiny, or just some chill new friends. Magnetic Venus only adds to your popularity when she enters the 11th House on May 15th putting you on par with appealing connections that help you expand your reach and maybe with a dollop of philanthropy to boot. When feisty Mars enters Cancer the same day, May 15th, you’ll actually have the energy to follow through more consistently with these new connections (assertive Mars has been in the topsy turvy 12th House which can sometimes hinder our mobility or plans!). The 2nd half the month, Mars will turn up the volume, quite literally on your voice and you’re walking a bit more confidently as this robust energy fires up your House of Self-Expression. You might think of planning a fun event to bring your disparate circles of friends. A good date would be around the Full Moon of Scorpio on May 18th which brings a consuming intensity and flair to your 5th House of recreation and love affairs.

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

You’ve been enjoying the zippy combination of cosmic energy in fire and air elements (Venus/Mercury in Aries!) especially that whipper snapper Mars in Gemini in your 11th House of Friends and Networking. With a veritable storm of invites for fun and showmanship, it’s no wonder it’s been non-stop action. As the Sun and Uranus have been lighting up your 10th House of Career, don’t be surprised if unexpected opportunities to show a different side of your creativity have been landing in your email inbox (even if they’re not the ones you want!). You may be getting a little antsy in your career … and while shock-and-awe Uranus will be affecting this part of your chart for years to come, the Sun will only be here until May 21st encouraging you to shine as the “expert” or marquee player in an interesting, and perhaps fresh endeavor.

With the guiding North Node in Cancer and your 12th House of the Collective Unconscious, you may be learning how things can come in “effortlessly” if you focus your powerful heart in the right direction. While Leo’s can have tender ego’s, you’re stepping into the part of yourself that’s big enough to let things go and take yourself a little less seriously. At the end of the day, we want to see you play – not gripping to the steering wheel in an effort to impress. Mars will join this mysterious house on May 16th putting an exclamation point on the necessity to slow down and let things in. Big changes can still happen overnight but it’s more likely due to the fact that you were less attached to the outcome and more earnest in showing up fully no matter what form the opportunity took. Make some career intentions on the New Moon in Taurus on May 4th and think about a brilliant night at home on Scorpio Full Moon of May 18th.

Virgo (August 23rd – September 21st)

Changes may be flowing in easy breezy as bolt-from-the-blue Uranus and the Sun light up your 9th House of Adventure. You’re hungry to explore the world, and with this cosmic combo in earthy, security-oriented Taurus, traveling and making money would be ideal. You’ll definitely want your passport ready, and could even be considering returning to school to study something you never saw coming. The New Moon on the 4th is a great time to plan a summer vacation and get in touch with your wanderlust. Passions have been running hot with Venus and Mercury in Aries and your 8th House of Sex, urging even the most refined Virgo’s to get into a little bit of trouble. Whether you’re going toward or away from relationship, it seems someone is holding your feet to the fire and wants to know your level of commitment. Having honest conversations could define at least the first part of the month, as there’s a lot of subtext with the messenger planet in this intense area of the chart. Be honest, Virgo – even if it’s not neat and orderly. You could even be caught in an uncharacteristic bout of saying exactly what you feel – and then having to apologize for being so blunt. Bravo! The 2nd half of the month mellows out and you’ll want to carve some time out to smell the roses and dig your feet in the dirt.

Libra (September 22nd – October 22nd)

Relationships have been on fire and the first few days of May are replete with communicative zest and flirtatious zeal as Venus, Mercury and the Moon grace your 7th House of one-on-one relationships. Someone could be giving you a lot of attention, maybe even a little too much, as you’re emanating a sort of come-seduce-me vibe. There continues to be big decisions to make in the home space, as your 4th House of roots, home and family is under the intense microscope of Pluto and Saturn. Whether that translates as home projects or just a lot of responsibility concerning parents, children or said projects, it will take your utmost discretion to decide what you want to keep and what responsibilities are just too much to keep your life in balance (everything to a Libra!) It’s as if you’re re-potting yourself, so be patient as your roots are able to go deeper into the bigger space your inhabiting. It seems where your energy is really needed is in your 10th House of public persona and career as the North Node hints that your career is where your heart is. Forcing yourself out of introversion and into the limelight of being seen and heard in your particular area of expertise is on the agenda not just this month but this year.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21st)

Pluto and Saturn retrograding in your 3rd House of Communication could be dredging up some old thought patterns, in order to show you just how unhelpful it is to look at things too intensely or be your own biggest critic. Your biggest gains are made through communicating from the heart and through seeing the big picture. While you may be great at every detail and nuance of an exchange, you’re laughing a little easier when you’re able to let dissonant information or even other people’s attitudes overwhelm you less. It’s been other people’s actions that may have been providing the biggest drama, as the Sun and Uranus (and the New Moon and Venus on the 15th) have been lighting up your 7th House of partnership, making you want some clear decisions on the direction of a relationship or making yourself radically open to a new one. Changemaker Uranus will be transiting the love-me-till-I-die 7th House for the next 7 years, waking you up to soulmates or stoking your need for freedom and excitement within an existing relationship. Offbeat partnerships could arrive and leave if only to come in and teach a specific lesson. You may finally realize your limitations in mind control and committing to living your best life and letting others catch up. You have a juicy Full Moon in your sign, and 1st House of Self-Expression, on the 18th. Think about letting someone take you on a date or at plan something romantic with a friendly tribe of soulmates.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

Lucky Jupiter is digging his heels into your sign, retrograding until August 11th. While we tend to associate retrogrades with chaos and confusion (think Mercury!), Jupiter retrograde is a subtler shift in which you’re digging more deeply into yourself and assessing your biggest aims and dreams. All that expansion needs a little contraction; this is your chance to re-trace skipped steps. Adjusting those Sagittarian arrows of intent ever so slightly can wildly change your destination. The last part of April and now early May, we’ve all been like bees in a jar with buzzy Mars in Gemini all the more intense due to an opposition to Jupiter. This could especially be affecting you, magnetizing your big personality while at the same time pulling your attention towards a thousand conversations that seems just as urgent as the one before (you can thank Mars in chatty Gemini in that 7th House of romance and business partners). Where you might catch a breath of fresh air is in the 6th House of work and service. While it doesn’t sound like a picnic, there’s seems to be a real wake-up call either for you to take care of yourself in new way (change your diet or exercise regimen?) and/or work on yourself in whatever direction your soul is calling in the good ol’ department of self-improvement. The more radical the better, as Uranus is visiting this sector of your chart for the next 7 years. The New Moon on May 4th in that shape-up-or-ship-out 6th House may light up some ideas for how to reshuffle your daily routines to bring out your personal best. Everything is happening in perfect time, even if you feel like things are slowing down starting that 2nd week in May.

Capricorn (December 22nd – Jan 19th)

You’ve been the gracious host to Pluto and Saturn in your sign, which is no easy feat. They are pulling up the weeds for everyone, and ultimately there for our benefit but sometimes it can feel as if “real life” is hunting us down with a spotlight and an excel spreadsheet. In your 1st House of Self-Expression themes of maturation can be around the way you show up in a room from your style and energy, to the way you’re able (or not) to contain your more base urges and be the “bigger person.” This is the Devil in the Tarot Card deck and as the Pluto and Saturn bear down on your Sun, don’t expect not to confront the inner beast. It’s not about denying the rage, lust, fear, greed – but finding a way to integrate these very real parts of yourself in a way that is conscious and responds creatively rather than blindly reacting. It can also be an incredibly ambitious time, but just remember everything in the external world in a reflection of our quality of attention in the internal one. Blindly achieving isn’t going to make you happy unless it’s rooted in your soul purpose, so stay connected even if that means being the hermit from time to time. With the Sun, Uranus (and soon Venus) highlighting your 5th House of fun, creativity and love affairs the Cosmos does seem to be throwing you a bone. Enjoy it!

Aquarius (Jan 19th – Feb 18th)

You’ve been awful quiet Aquarius, learning to play nice with others as you’ve been diving into the sea of your unconscious and bringing up some pretty cool gems of self-discovery. It’s almost as if you can rule the world from your couch at this point with sheer imaginative will. By this point, you’ve probably gotten past the ego checkpoint that is Pluto and Saturn in your 12th House forcing you to leave certainty and self-righteousness at the door. It’s been sharpening your natural affinity with philanthropy, infusing your aims with an even wider, more “spiritual” and accessible message. Where you’ve been having some fun is in your communication and correspondence, as Venus and Mercury and the Moon at month’s beginning have vitalizing your mental circuitry and making you a veritable one-man writer’s room. Where there’s still more room for growth and change is in that the 4th House of Home and Family, which has faced some unexpected twists and turns as lightning bolt Uranus has been traveling in this most intimate sector. If you need to bring new energy into the home, a good day is on or around May 4th with a lovely Taurus New Moon reminding you that all you need is within you or beside you.

Pisces (Feb 19th – March 20th)

Your finances seem to be trying to catch up with all the growth lately. Don’t despair if it’s taking a second as you’ve been putting a lot of fresh energy into turning into a wealth machine. I know, I know … Pisces are not all about the bottom line as much as tripping the ethereal light fantastic as long it’s for the highest good all involved. You’re probably waking up to the fact that money is spiritual. When you can take care of yourself (which for Pisces can mean days off to relax and observe the rolling waves of the ocean), you’re actually a lot more productive; there’s nothing worse than an overworked Pisces. All their sweet and open energy must be managed else they turn against their nature and pretend to be an Aries (which makes them tired, resentful and feeling victimized by the big, bad world). Lately, you’ve been in the crosshairs of a very energizing Mars/Jupiter opposition which hopefully has been pitching you out of your comfort zone and putting your work into the world (shouldn’t be too hard with expansive Jupiter in your 10th until December). In more long-term news, you have zany Uranus in your 3rd House of Communication for the next several years positioning you to develop your original voice in new ways. With Mars shifting into compatible Cancer on the 15th and your 5th House of Fun and Love Affairs, allow some dreamy spontaneity into your personal life flow. You’ll be feeling a bit more bold and expressive and it could be a good time to make that heartfelt command for better exposure.

Aries (March 20th – April 19th)

You’ve likely been feeling your oats lately, Aries as Venus in your springy sign has been making you cosmically pheromonal! Enjoy her catch-me-if-you-can presence until mid-month when she brings her charms into Taurus (and your House of Money). Your House of Money is actually where a lot of the action is this month, as the Sun (until May 21st), Uranus (until 2026) and Venus (starting May 15th) will be, putting you in the position for big wins and/or big surprises. Your ability to attract resources can manifest in the most unconventional of ways, and if one source of income has dried up, feel confident that another one is coming through the chute. Wherever Uranus is transiting there’s an opportunity to wake-up, individuate and roll with the punches! For you, that’s in your 2nd House of Income so it’s time to expand not just on your wealth education but get in the mindset that lucrative bolts-from-the-blue can and do happen (make a wish on the New Moon of the 4th in this house). Pluto and Saturn in retrograde can feel taxing at home, perhaps forcing your attention towards projects or real estate matters. This isn’t forever and as with all things Pluto and Saturn, there will be a concrete payoff for organizing domestic issues and facing things squarely, if only deeply within yourself or that parental shadow that needs to be forgiven and released.

APRIL 2019 Horoscopes

*as first seen on Backstage online

For the Full Skinny read for your Sun and Rising Sign!

Nothing is as consistent as time’s march forward, and here we are again at the beginning of the Zodiac Wheel – Aries and Springtime! Mercury is out of retrograde although the mist continues until the Messenger planet gets through the romantic, uncertainty-riddled haze of Neptune (give it a couple weeks). The Sun’s entrance into the 1st sign of Aries has definitely cleared some of the water of March although we may still be drying out from all that heart-opening and re-framing. A fiery, and purposeful New Moon helps chart the month on April 5th, so take care to align your energies with the new possibilities you’ve dreamt up in March’s madness.

Venus, our collective relationship mood, drifts in romantic Pisces until the 20th helping us see others through a certain rose-colored hue. Meanwhile, Mars is in brainy, curious Gemini increasing our appetite to connect with others and see what makes them tick. This is a month of initiation, and putting our idealism into action, even if it comes in fits and starts. When Mercury moves into impulsive Aries on the 16th, followed by the Sun into Taurus and Venus into Aries both on the 20th, we’ll have a little more traction. Even so, expect the unexpected on the 22nd as the Sun in Taurus conjoins Uranus, giving us all a clue about what this changer-maker’s transit through this solid earth sign is all about for the next 7 years (what planets do you have in Taurus? On what house cusp does Taurus fall? This will give you a clue to what your wake-up call is all about!) We’re all learning a new script on some level, and we’ll start seeing how our unique parts helps others play theirs as we stumble toward the collective silver lining one visionary step at a time.

Aries (March 20th – April 19th)

Happy Birthday, Aries! You may feel like a ram just out of the gate as the Sun has left the ego-confining 12th House and enters the 1st House of initiation and personal style. The first few days of April may still have a spacey feel, only because the Moon, Venus, Mercury and Neptune are still in Pisces taking up a chunk of let-go-and-let-spirit mental real estate. Your Sun has emerged from the shadowy 12th House however and the world may interacting with you in a more playful and obvious way, even if you still have to be patient. Venus, planet of attraction (money, love, socializing) will give you a cosmic birthday gift when this head-turner enters your sign on the 20th. Another energetic shift will be Mercury’s entrance into your sign on the 16th – clearing any residual brain fog and vitalizing not just your voice but your calendar for the 2nd half of the month. Make sure to envision your personal bulls-eye on the New Moon in Aries on April 5th and make room for surprises. With Uranus in your 2nd House of Money, the way you generate income may come from totally unexpected sources and lean on unexpected personal resources. Yes, it could be a bit up and down over the next several years … but just as likely up! You wear bold well even if you’re not feeling it and this is a month to act-as-if you’ve got everything you need to open the right doors.

Taurus (April 21st – May 20th)

Opportunities abound to play new roles, in life and art. This is re-defining your stable Taurus persona and giving people something to talk about, in a good way. The same ol’ rules no longer apply as you’re waking up to the collective call to be inventive and connect with others in way you never thought you would. Putting none too fine a point on this, is the fact that you have Venus, Mercury and Neptune all floating in your 11th House of Networking this month. You may find yourself in position to collect a talented team and roll with the visionaries of your tribe in order to see a new project through to completion. Allow yourself to be celebrated by friends, especially in your artistic community and especially near April 9th when Venus and Neptune conjoin for a dreamy download with your support system. You’ll come full circle, and may feel at the beginning of a new journey in a lot of ways, as the Sun enters your sign on April 20th. You’re now able to apply past lessons towards a new project, and perhaps this time with a little more convivial support, because you’re so much more open to it. Embrace community, Taurus. The bigger, the better.

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

You’re busy from month’s beginning with a little more clarity, not only having been relieved from Mercury’s retrograde status but action-packed, go-getter Mars entered your sign on the March 31st giving you extra gusto to sail through April. The New Moon on April 5th is seeding possibilities in your support community, amplifying your role as a change-maker and trail-blazer anytime you step into a room. When planet-of-communication Mercury enters Aries on the 16th, your firebrand of communication will only amplify and people seem to be counting on you to speak truth (or just be an opinionated hothead). Meanwhile, your House of Career is subject to a myriad of changes and open loops, none of which are bad, but may feel a little topsy-turvy, at least until the 3rd week of the month. Allow people to see you as they want as people could be projecting all sorts of fears and fantasies on you, with a cluster of planets in imaginative Pisces holding up a mirror to themselves. Relationships meanwhile are intensifying and bringing unexpected gifts and difficulties. Happy-go-lucky Jupiter transits your 7th House of “the other” while Pluto and Saturn continue to bulldoze any bullshit old beliefs in your House of true intimacy (sex, other people’s money, death). You’re lightening your psychic load to make yourself even more available to a current partner or to attract fun soulmates. This doesn’t mean it’s easy, but the payoff is authentic connection if you’re willing to dig in and expose the twin.

Cancer (June 20th – July 22nd)

While there are no planets in your sign this month, you do have a supportive cluster of planets in fellow-feeling water sign Pisces, bringing an ethereal glow to your 9th House of big ideas, education and travel. A certain longing to escape the humdrum may be especially strong the first half of the month with Venus, Mercury and Neptune conjuring up visions of your own personal utopia. With the Sun in Aries, followed by Mercury joining this fire sign the 3rd week in April in your House of Career, there can be an uptic in your public profile. You may be showcasing a work or in position to be seen by people who decide if you get into an educational program or entry into some sort of fast track to the decision-makers. Courage, more than expertise, seems to be what is called for this month so show up fully even if you don’t know your next line is. The New Moon on the 5th is also in this career house, so this is a month to come out in a new way and show off. There could be a tendency towards overwhelm, so try not to over-promise, but rather to save room for the hell yesses!

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

Work, service and your day-to-day discipline is asking for fine-tuning, although not just this month. Taskmaster Saturn is traveling the 6th House of all things personal housekeeping through December. Transformative Pluto is here or even longer, meaning there’s a certain order and routine that’s being born in the life through sheer effort and focus. This daily attention to detail may be part of the molting process in career, as Uranus, planet of surprise, is perched at the top of your chart broadcasting that your public image is ch-ch-changing or soon will be. The Cosmos seem to be asking the evergreen question: what is your passion? You’re dancing to a different tune these days or at least ready to open the curtain and show the public what you’ve been dancing to all along. You want to have fun and be acknowledged, but you’re really waking up to what your values are and how to incorporate those into work that is both satisfying and has some hint of philanthropic responsibility. A New Moon in your expansive 9th House of Travel sets the mood for a month of growth and trying new things, or maybe even going new places. In the 2nd half of the month, you’ll be feeling especially fleet of foot.

Virgo (August 23rd – September 21st)

The month’s mood may be set by the New Moon in fiery Aries on the 5th and your 8th House of Intimacy (sex, death, other people’s money). You may realize that you’re not in this thing alone, and certain decisions and support systems are tied to other people, like it or not. Mars in your 10th House of career may be calling on you to make a bold move, and act as the director of communication in some way. You may be feeling beholden to someone else, whether this is a creative partnership or romantic one-on-one relationship. You’re looking a lot braver and more courageous than you actually feel, but it’s a good reminder that not everyone is in your head judging you as critically as you judge yourself. We’re actually enjoying the show, even if you had to confront your personal demons to get to where you are now. When the Sun goes into fellow earth sign Taurus on the 20th, you’ll feel on more solid ground as we’ll all enjoy an exhale after the Sun’s blaze in Aries. You’re learning how to express your needs and desires in relationship … good days to lean into support are April 9th and April 16th. Remember to set intentions around intimacy and communication on the 5th and expect the unexpected on the culminating Full Moon in Libra on April 19th.

Libra (September 22nd – October 22nd)

Relationships are one of your better subjects and this month you’ve got a few planetary players keeping this a hot topic. The Sun, fresh in fiery Aries, shines brightly in your 7th House of one-on-one partnership making you an object of someone’s attention. Meanwhile the romantic, if confusing, trifecta of Venus, Mercury and Neptune in your 6th House of work and day-to-day responsibilities is throwing you for a bit of a loop. It’s as if the cosmos are telling you to slow down and reflect on your current routines – in both work and love. Maybe you need more scheduled attention? There may be more support than you think, but it’s time to wash away old ideas about how things are supposed to get done and look, especially if you’re not communicating what you’re really longing for. If you’re clear on what you want without trying to force matters to look a certain way, the Gods of synchronicity blow you in the right direction and also help out non-mind-reading partners. Make sure you celebrate your charming self on the Full Moon in Libra on April 19th. You’ll be a force to be reckoned with that day. The following day, on the 20th, the Sun moves from your 7th House of Relationship to your 8th House of Sex (intimacy, joint accounts) increasing the sticking points but also creating the landscape for an even greater intimacy. Someone may want some answers.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21st)

Your House of Love Affairs, Creativity and Recreation is enjoying the mood lighting of Venus, Mercury and Neptune all in open, sensitive Pisces. You may be seduced into a romantic mood as this this deluge of planets in feeling water open the floodgates to your heart. The Sun and New Moon in Aries at month’s beginning suggest some new intentions may be needed in the disciplined, work-and- health-oriented 6th House. You have the energy to get through a to-do list as long as you keep it interesting. Embarking on a new, more robust self-care routine is in the offing, as well as more energy to reach out and secure gigs. Aries energy in the 6th House doesn’t exactly love getting organized, but you’re in the mood to rip out the old carpet and renew yourself doing the simple things that affect your day-to-day mood. When the Sun goes into Taurus and lights up your House of partnership staring the 20th, a natural lean-on-me kind of love offers a beam of support. You’ll have no trouble with creative inspiration this and April asks you to keep showing up even if you don’t know where it all leads. Take the very next step available and the miraculous could fill in the gaps.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

The Sun in fellow friendly fire Aries certainly lifts your spirits for the first 3 weeks of April and reminds you that you really are fun and spontaneous. The mental and technological hamstringing of March is in the rearview, although there are still are a lot of unanswered questions and possible paths forward. You’re not supposed to exactly know the answer (you can thank the purple haze of Neptune on information-planet Mercury). Jupiter, the Ace Card in your cosmic pocket, is still showering you with growth opportunities although this avuncular planet is going retrograde on the 10th. That doesn’t exactly render the planet or your lucky streak out-of-order, but it does somewhat quiet down the energy, offering a purposeful pause to reassess (Jupiter here until December 2nd). Think of it as positioning yourself correctly on the diving board before taking your final leap. It may or may not be all that dramatic, depending on what you’ve been up to. Luck is where timing meets preparation after all, and timing in the cosmic sense is way on your side in that equation.

Capricorn (December 22nd – Jan 19th)

Putting some attention and elbow grease into your home is in the stars as the Sun and New Moon of April 5th is telling you it’s all an inside job. You’re demonstrating that the adage as above, so below also works in reverse so root in fresh, life-affirming beliefs and maybe a new coat of paint. You’ve been getting organized and focusing on essentials, if you’ve been in tune with the marching orders of CEO-in-training Pluto and Saturn in your sign all year. Where there’s some room to play, explore and celebrate your inner dilettante is your 6th House of Work. Thankfully for you, work is fun! Expect a little more variety this month, and don’t underestimate the power of socializing to invite unexpected work opportunities. You may be doing a little on a lot of things this month, and only time will reveal how they all come together. The 13th could have you declaring a new-ish direction, even if that means cutting ties to the familiar way. The Full Moon in Libra on the 19th lights up your House of Communication and your words spreads their wings and send influence in unexpected ways so keep penning. You’re getting good at combining your ambition and skills of diplomacy to arrive at win-win situations. All this work is not for naught. The light at the end of the train track you’re building is not an oncoming train, but lucky Jupiter moving into your sign on December 2nd. Cue Wilson Phillips.

Aquarius (Jan 19th – Feb 18th)

Your biggest ally this month may be action-planet Mars firing up your 5th House of Creativity and Love Affairs. In fellow air-sign Gemini, you’re at your witty best and may take the stage as a bold storyteller whether for appreciative friends or as a full-scale performance. There could be some genesis taking place in your in the way you earn money, as three planets in go-with-the-flow Pisces are conjuring up opportunities perhaps by taking other ones away. Trusting the Universe when it comes to something as survival-based as our income may seem less than pragmatic, but the Cosmos are calling for an open mind in the earned income department of your life. Mercury is out of retrograde, so clarity will only increase as the month marches on. An answer around finances may come out abruptly after the 16th when Mercury enters impulsive Aries; and if one doesn’t, you’ll at least know the right question to close the open loops and decide your next step. Re-location could seem dramatic, but shock-and-awe Uranus is tearing through your House of Home, Family and Roots the next several years, at least infusing you with a certain questioning about whether your current whereabouts are the right fit for your bold-ass self. TBD. This is just the beginning.

Pisces (Feb 19th – March 20th)

With three planets – Venus, Mercury and Neptune – in your sign in April you’re taking up a fairly large piece of cosmic real estate. Your presence is in demand, and while you may still be tempted to over-commit, it looks like the offers could be pretty glamorous. There’s a certain sweetness and charm that allows you to get in and out of any situation you please, so long as you don’t overexhaust yourself, take on others energy and wonder why you feel so depleted. Keep up with your morning meditations, Pisces! You may be wanting to get something in writing or secure a contract. With Mercury out of retrograde, this is an ok time, although it may end up that such commitments come through hard and quick after the 16th when Mercury’s distance from elusive Neptune and his entry into go-getter Aries makes that more likely. It’s worth the wait. There are a lot of opportunities swirling around you and you’d do best to only follow the ones that support the long-range vision. Reverse engineer from your vision 10-years from now to intuit whether saying yes or no supports that path. Your life becomes what you put attention towards as much as it becomes what you don’t do. You’re in a time of powerfully deciding your trajectory. Even so, expect some pleasurable distractions as is just par for the course with Venus in your sign. Uncorking and enjoying impromptu experiences help buoy your ambitious plans more than you think, putting you in touch with helpful people that respect how well you balance work and play.

March 2019 Horoscopes for Actors (and fellow homosapiens)

For the full skinny, be sure to read your Sun and Rising sign.

We’ve been in a luminous haze of the Sun’s transit through feeling-it-all Pisces, absorbing a sense of humor at the sheer overwhelm of the seemingly insurmountable and offering a welcome drift from all the seriousness. Adding some more ridiculous plot twists is Mercury’s plan to retrograde on March 5th (until March 28th) nebulizing our best-laid plans and communications (which has essentially already begun, if you haven’t noticed the confusion and fish-bowl lens effect).

The most telling turn of the cosmos is the planet Uranus - upset, revolution, liberation, progress – plugs into the sign of Taurus – earth, stability and finances. If this seems like an awkward, potentially ground-shaking transit, it is. Expect rebellion and revolution when the genius, free-thinking planet wakes up our beliefs and practices around money, security and Mother Earth. And if you’re a Taurus, or this planet squares your Sun sign (Aquarius, Leo, Scorpio), hang on for an exciting ride. The revolution on both a personal and global level is perfectly timed and like most Uranus transits it’s about being open to the unexpected and arriving at out-of-the-box solutions for progress.

Our hunger for romance and relating takes on an airy, group-date Aquarius vibe starting the 1st as Venus moves into this cerebral stand-out sign and gives us an appetite to connect with a variety of people, showcase our ahead-of-the-curve ideas and celebrate our weird. Currents are strong this month, and with the Pisces energy and retrograde coming, the life raft is an inner sense of calm, acceptance and knowing we’ll be shown the way out of the storm in due time. We spark up as the Sun launches into the springtime of Aries on March 20th (coinciding with a dramatic Full Moon), and we’re ready to shake some things off and move to higher ground.

Pisces (Feb 19th – March 20th)

Happy Birthday, Pisces! You’ve been at the center of the cosmic drift, relying on your well-honed sense of intuition to prioritize your energy. The month will try and pull you every which way, so the more you can tune into what would really feel good to place at the top of your list, the more likely the Cosmos will bend to your inner rutter. Yes, Mercury is going retrograde in your sign meaning you’re at once defined by the Messenger’s planets busy, endless to-do’s and in a position to have to constantly adjust your sails. You’re incredibly adaptive and great at seeing the silver lining which will serve you well this month. Neptune on your Sun is amplifying your natural state of feeling and imagination, but also making your boundaries a little more permeable. You may find it easier to drift into different characters with this shape-shifting energy which could be a boon for your art form. Conversely, you are being asked to define yourself in a group or community, which may mean setting some much-needed boundaries (Pluto, Saturn, South Node in the 11th House). Rehearsing your “absolutely not, thank you anyway” may be necessary to converse your energy for said shapeshifting in service of your craft. Your heart is in your creativity and sense of play (North Node in Cancer in the 5th) , and the more you can explore ways to step into that, the more full you’ll feel. Look forward especially to the 26th, when magnetic Venus enters your sign and romance moves up the ladder and set intentions early in the month on the New Moon of the 6th in your sweet sign.

Aries (March 20th – April 19th)

For real this time, Uranus – wake-up call planet of the unexpected – is leaving your sign for your good after 8 years of shock, awe and how did I get here?! This sigh of relief has been coming after re-shaping long-term goals and plans and leaving you with a better sense of what you’re made of. The Sun’s drift through sweet, impressionable Pisces may be an odd fit for your prodigious, catch-me-if-you-can energy, but the Cosmos seem to want you to take a spiritual respite this month. Mercury is also retrograde, hamstringing productivity on new projects and forcing you to roll with the unexpected. With fun loving Jupiter making a flowing angle to your Sun, some lighthearted adventure seems just what the astrologer ordered. When the Sun moves into your sign on 20th you’ll be back to your old tricks again. In the meantime, take stock of what you’ve created and use some of that Venus-in-Aquarius vibe to cement recent wins in your career (Pluto / Saturn in the 10th House) with some follow-up emails to your creative team and invitations to float on your yacht. A Full Moon in Libra on the 20th is a great night to plan something big (knowing of course the Mercury is retrograde and everything will change).

Taurus (April 21st – May 20th)

You’re blessed with the persevering energy of Mars in your sign, giving you just enough spark to keep lit and on task, even with the whirlpool of Mercury retrograde and the Sun and Neptune fogging the way. Long-term plan materialize nonetheless through the help of your creative tribe of artists, free-thinkers and misfits. Communication from the heart, be it “I’m sorry” or “I hear you” will work much better than old, perfunctory pragmatic responses where you may mistake opinions as hard evidence. While your no-nonsense approach can help curtail needless drama, there can be a tendency to miss nuances or take too broad a view. This is the month, and year, to get into “those” conversations and seek feedback on your ideas. What is best of all involved? Restraint may be needed, and this month may serve to help see where your aim needs to be changed just a degree or two. The help is there if you’re open to it as people are rallying to your side! Change-maker Uranus moves into your stability-loving sign on March 6th and you’re ready to show the world who you are and what sets you apart from your old persona. You’ve probably already jumped the gun with a haircut, but any changes you’re compelled to make even on the most superficial level (Uranus in the 1st House of persona) help people get a sense of the new, refreshed you.

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

This month you’ve got action in your House of Career, although it could be a bit of smoke and mirrors with the Mercury retrograde being part of the planetary trifecta with the Sun and Neptune. If you feel like you’re in a holding pattern or getting more than your fair share of “on-avail” status, do nothing. You look best glowing and taking it all in stride, knowing that what passes through your fingers is just making space for a bigger win. Pluto and Saturn continue to tear defenses in your 8th House of Intimacy perhaps bringing up pockets of fear, loathing and fascination with your deep inner self, and the people that help you get there. Effervescent Venus offers some levity as this relationship-oriented love magnet has moved into gregarious Aquarius and your 9th House of adventure on March 1st. This could be a high-profile month even if you don’t do anything special as planets passing through the 10th House help us get seen. Past works could also have a way of re-visiting and giving you some credit where credit is (past) due; an instance where Mercury retrograde works in our favor. The guiding star of your chart, represented by the North Node in Cancer, continues to remind you to speak from the heart, use your words and keep asking questions without knowing what the answer is necessarily. You’re keeping us on our toes, Gemini, and we’re enjoying the show!

Cancer (June 20th – July 22nd)

You get along swimmingly with the Sun, Neptune and Mercury in fellow-water sign Pisces, bringing a sweet flow to your 9th House of travel and adventure. You’re wanting wide open pastures or perhaps a seaside retreat as it might only be nature that satisfies your romantic wanderlusting this month. You may find yourself in the presence of spiritual gurus or lots of yoga classes that confirms your belief that there’s magic and meaning just beneath the surface of tension, as the Mercury retrograde reminds you of the limitations of reality. You are due to let off a little steam, especially on March 6th when the Sun and Neptune combine for maximum disco ball effect. Coincidentally, that falls on the same day as the New Moon so before you escape to Neverland, make sure to set some solid intentions around the otherworldly adventure you’d like to invite in. Uranus does the electric slide into Taurus, landing in your House of Friends and staying there for the next 7 years. This can revolutionize your community, bringing exciting opportunities to network with future colleagues who help you shape and arrive at a refreshed dream. Either way, it looks as if an exciting new crop of people – perhaps of the earthy, artistic, counter-culture variety – may be involved in this shake up. Mars is also lighting up this social house this month, so get out of the living room, Cancer! There are people to meet! On or around the 14th, 20th and 26th show the most promise.

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

Your 8th House of sex and your saucy inner self is lit up by the trio of Mercury, Neptune and the Sun, meaning you’ll be feeling a little more fascinated by secrets, either yours or someone else’s. This can certainly set a mood, but be in the spirit of discovery as Mercury is retrograde (what you see is not always what you get!) and with Pisces energy, feelings can come and go. When the fog clears at month’s end, you’ll know what’s real and what, if anything, is left after the deep dive into the sea of feeling. Meanwhile, stubbornly feisty Mars in Taurus rips across the top of your chart perhaps bringing a shining moment of boldness to your career scene. And the moment continues, because Uranus – planet of unexpected change and revolution – is heading for this same public sector of your chart for the next 7 years! If people thought they had your type pegged, guess again. You may even be surprised by what’s turning heads in your direction these days. Stay open to opportunities to bring more of your revolutionized self to the word at large. You may have to be willing to step out on the ledge – Uranus loathes our comfort zone – but it’s the thrill of being an answer to what the collective craves that thrills you.

Virgo (August 23rd – September 21st)

Surprises can make Virgo nervous, but planet of the unexpected – Uranus – is heading into your 9th House of travel and higher education. Luckily, the revolutionary change-maker is making a supportive angle so it shouldn’t be anything too rip roaring. You may find that you’re dissatisfied with the status quo, and that could make you either want to pursue an educational track that allows you to change it or perhaps get of town to shoot conscious content with a threadbare crew and a dream. The baseline is you’re feeling gutsy and interested in gaining some fresh experience by doing something out of the norm. A romantic glow is lighting up your 7th House of one-on-one partnership, although things could feel a little diffuse with the Sun, Neptune and Mercury retrograde in dreamy, evasive Pisces. People are acting as mirrors, so be prepared to be shown the best and less best about you as you interact with partners. You may be in the mood to deeply bond, but someone may feel just out of reach. However, even if someone was right there it’s hard to satiate the sort of romantic craving that a Sun/Neptune in Pisces hungers for. This “high” may be best reached through art or dramatic love scenes on the big screen. Your friend Mars in Taurus is giving you oodles of perseverance in your 3rd House of communication, so you won’t shy from research, spirited discussion and collecting the information you need to get on your way. You may also want to bring things up in the moment, rather than letting anything fester. The only thing Virgos hate more than surprises is confrontation, and Mars-in-Taurus in the 3rd House favors you being forthright.

Libra (September 22nd – October 22nd)

Odds and ends in work may send you in hilarious circles, if you keep a sense of humor about it. This is because the Sun, Neptune and Mercury retrograde are dancing to the beat of their own drum in your 6th House of work, service and health. While it may be necessary to close some open loops and deal with a little tedium to increase productivity, ultimately this energy may be best applied to implementing self-care and creativity into your regular day-to-day routine. You’re realizing how important your spiritual health is, and this Pisces energy can help you intuit practical solutions to get back to your balanced self. Uranus, planet of shock and awe, is taking up residence in that area of your chart corresponding to sex, death and other people’s money. No you’re (probably) not going to die, but there’s some inner-resistance to change and transformation that Uranus will spotlight in its own trickster fashion (usually suddenly, without warning, with the purpose of you evolving to keep this fresh and honest). Venus, your favorite planet as it has to do with sugar and spice and everything nice, will be sending lots of love to your 5th House of love affairs and creativity. Some fun evenings out kvetching with friends about what Uranus has in store for your sex life may be due. Don’t forget to celebrate on the beautiful Full Moon in your sign on October 2oth – also the same day that the Sun bursts above the horizon into Aries and your romantic 7th House of partnership. Ooh la la!

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21st)

The consortium of Pisces planets blends well with your water sign, and serves to add some action and imagination to your house of love, recreation and creativity. Taking a load off may be an understatement for what you feel like doing, as Pisces energy can seek the nearest escape, be it the bar or high art. Old lovers could return or old creative avenues revisited, but the idea is to use this richness as fuel for what you desire and enjoy the colorful zigzag of impulses that will flash across your screen. There’s still plenty of responsibility and serious, immediate commitments to focus on with the heft of Pluto and Saturn in your 3rd House of Communication and Commerce. Getting ahead of emails, nailing the right tone and seeing the world through such an ambitious lens can be tiresome, if fortifying. The balm for all this expertise-hunting, is found heartfelt adventures, where you’re able to scale back and absorb the big, beautiful view. That may mean taking the elevator up to the 69th floor, but whatever instances of perspective you can get, the better. It’s also worth mentioning that sexpot Mars in Taurus is hunting your companionship in the 7th House of relationships. Whether or not this corresponds in finding your twin flame (or just experiencing an uptic in your current situation), it suggests that divine appointments with fiery types are on the calendar whether you’ve scheduled them or not. If you haven’t felt your heart race lately, stay awake on the 6th, 13th, 14th, 20th and 26th.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

Yes lucky Jupiter in your sign is still making (most) things turn up roses for you. Don’t fret if you feel like you experienced the winter ceremony of having your hedges clipped so your blooms grow back more resplendent than ever in the spring. The lucky planet is in your sign until December, so dust yourself off and get ready to grow. Just remember Jupiter is both the planet of great gain and great loss. The latter only coming if we fail to act upon opportunity or talent simply because it comes just a little too easily to be trusted, or thought of as worthy of our nurturing. The Sun, Neptune and Mercury retrograde are making a splash in your 4th House of Home and Family. You may be doing a lot of tinkering, space clearing and re-arranging due to such a build up of imaginative energy here (although Mercury retrograde could include repairs or confounding domestic details coming light). A beautiful New Moon on the 6th of March begs attention to this area, perhaps seeding creative ideas to bring the feeling of springtime into your physical space or even feeling like you have to say goodbye to things that have gone stale for you. This could be a bit of a pull of up your sleeves and get to work month with the energy of Mars in persistent Taurus in your 6th house of work and organization. Money seems to be on the mind as well, and you’re looking squarely at any blind spots in earning and spending in the interest of financial empowerment. (Hint: Don’t forget about the amazing (free!) financial courses at the Actor’s Fund). Venus, planet of love, is sending some opportunities for brainy flirtations as she crosses into your 3rd House of Communication. If love is to be found, it looks like it’s right in your neighborhood…or the one you’re with.

Capricorn (December 22nd – Jan 19th)

The change this month, Capricorn, is Uranus moving into a lovely angle to your Sun after being a frictional one for the past 8 years. Changes are coming for us all, but with the planet of shock and awe in fellow earth sign Taurus, it could be a little less … stressful for earth and water signs. Also, the area where your Uranian wake-up call is ringing is your 5th House of love affairs, children and creativity (pick your favorite). Expecting the unexpected over the next 7 years is a lot of this planet to ask, but at the very least be open to surprising yourself in your creative projects, your romantic selections or attitude on children. It can be quite an exciting and vitalizing time, where we’re asked to revolutionize how we show up in certain areas of our life. Mercury retrograde is meanwhile causing you to backtrack and stay flexible when it comes to your day-to-day schedule. When the Sun moves into Aries on the 20th, you’ll be feeling more fiery, but until then, it’s best to respond to people who reach out to you rather than pushing yourself into anyone’s inbox; unless of course you’re tracking down copy, credit, meals or cash from an old project, as Mercury retrograde loves blasts from the past. Seed intentions (especially around writing projects) on March 6th.

Aquarius (Jan 19th – Feb 18th)

Venus moves in, Aquarius! A certain seductive charm envelops you in the month of March as the planet of love and beauty chooses you until dropping you like a bad habit on the 26th. Eat it up! In other news, Uranus is moving into your 4th House of Home and Family for the next 7 years meaning you’ll feel this change-seeking planet down to your roots. This could translate as yearning for a change of scenery as you’re ready to shake things up and look at what really makes you tick from the inside out. Mars is also charging through this private sector of your chart this month, so expect a lot of action around the home. Finding a healthy way to vent all this hot energy and get in touch with entrenched layers of feeling and instinct is key. Lucky Jupiter continues to bring helpful people your way and highlight community that believes in your long-term hopes and dreams. There may be a bit of a re-shuffle this month. This is not to confuse you, but more to shake out any accumulated dust so you can burst into Spring. Keep your sense of humor as Mercury will be retrograde and testing your attachment to old sure things – from income streams to physical objects. The Universe is trying to make you look at the inner picture – your feelings, your space, people in your space – so you can more accurately draw the map of the long-term plan.

February 2019 Horoscopes for Actors

For the full skinny, be sure to read your Sun and Rising sign. 

We’re in it now. 2019 is in full swing with the 2ndmonth leading us into what promises to be an expansive, if pressure cooker, of a year. With the 2 illuminating, fateful eclipses of January behind us and no planets in retrograde, it’s full steam ahead … although not without our commitment and elbow grease. Yes, the Sun has moved out of get-thee-to-the-top-of-the-mountain Capricorn and into the electric air of inclusive, forward-thinking Aquarius, but Saturn and Pluto remain in this relentlessly persevering earth sign, reminding us glory comes to those who set their vision and truck on. 

 Venus is now in Capricorn (long romantic sigh for the lost art of commitment?) and Mars moves out of fiery Aries and into earthy Taurus on the 14th, shifting us into a more grounded place where we actually have more time to take stock of what we got going last month, and then consciously build upon it. We also can celebrate Chinese New Year on the 5th(re-do!) and the qualities of steadfastness, sincerity and gentleness that the Year of the Pig reveres. Even in these times of trouble, it seems the opportunity is to generate equanimity and illuminate truth and integrity through art; which takes the discipline of staying connected and clear in your vision. 

 Aquarius (Jan 19th– Feb 18th)

 We kick off the month with a New Moon on February 4thin your rebellious, free-thinking sign. It’s time to slough off the constrictive, if productive streak, of last month’s Capricorn domination and seed one of your signature, hairbrained ideas on or near this day. On the 3rdVenus goes into hiding in your 12thHouse of spirituality and surrender, promising some quiet moments and perhaps making a partner seem more enigmatic than usual.  Until the Sun goes into Pisces on the 18th, your sign is the center of the solar system, so it’s time to be a super Aquarian, think outside the box and be willing to stand in your enlightened weirdness. Take full advantage of the Mars in assertive, fire-sign Aries until the 14thto get your point across. After that, Mars will slow down a bit in Taurus and ask that you back up your idea with persistent, plodding action forward which can feel irritatingly predictable to Aquarius. Focus on February 3rdand 4thto really set the tone for the rest of the month. It's best to take action in the first half after which the Sun slips into the dreamy landscape of Pisces. 

 Pisces (Feb 19th– March 20th) 

 The Sun is heading your way! Until then, February 18thto be exact, life may feel a bit like a behind-the-scenes tour with the Sun behind the veil of the free-associating, dreamscape of the 12thHouse. This doesn’t mean you won’t be productive, but the “real world” with all its timelines and technological dependence, may feel a bit out of reach or even unimportant compared to the inner work. On the 3rd, Venus shifts into the more compatible sign of Capricorn and activates your 11thHouse of long-term vision and helpful community. If you are feeling social, sharing vibrations with conscious community will feel supportive as you reformulate seal your 2019 game plan.  The Full Moon on the 19thin Virgo brings attention to the area of one-on-one partnership. Something artistically refreshing on the 6thor 7thas the Moon floats through Pisces, will cement a cozy feeling of connection and give you a reboot. When the Sun bursts into your 1stHouse of personality around the 18th, you’ll feel a lot more directed. In the meantime, soak up the inspiration and take some cues from the inspirational people around you. 

 Aries (March 21st – April 19th) 

 You’ve got the firepower of active Mars in your sign until the 14thso if you’ve been running ramshod into excitement and chaos, you can blame this action planet for getting something started recently; even if it wasn’t necessarily what you asked for. This urgent pace of this fish-out-water energy is also due to the last lick of spirited (stressful, unexpected, titillating) Uranus in your sign, which graduates into Taurus next month.  You’ve had to grow a different skill set and being willing to roll with the punches for quite a while, but you’re about to have a nice exhale. Your 11thHouse of Community and Long-Term Goals is also highlighted until mid-month by the Sun in Aquarius, delivering opportunities to connect with your tribe and show up as a firebrand in your circle of influence. The biggest news for Aries is probably the re-entrance of the asteroid Chiron into your sign, which ushers in a certain intensity and even mini personal crisis when it comes to recovering your true self.  Of course, this is great grist for the actor’s mill and can expand your shapeshifting abilities through a heightened awareness of what makes you tick. If there are places you’re not asserting yourself (authentically) or feel your individuality is not being honored, you’ll start to get those messages loud and clear. The great thing about Chiron is it doesn’t dish up the awareness without a clear path to fix it. It ends up energizing you, but yes you may run up against some old patterns that you were heretofore oblivious to. The 

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

 You’ve got action planet Mars headed your way, which means after the 14thyou’ll be primed for action and feeling your yes’s. This is your warm-up month for when Uranus, planet of offbeat surprises, re-enters your sign for what promises a certain makeover of your life, if just on an energetic level. This month is a great time to contemplate what really makes you tick and map a vision that you download from quiet moments of reflection. With a packed 12thHouse, you may be feeling a bit more ponderous and even out-of-control than usual, which can help you figure out what it is on a soul level you feel you’re missing, if anything. With a lot of cosmic support from fellow earth sign Capricorn in your 9thHouse, you’ve been doing some re-structuring and thinking big about how you want to refresh your current direction – either through education, or re-rooting in the “why” behind what you do. Don’t take these thoughts for granted even if you haven’t quite acted on them yet. You’re about to care a lot less about what people think about you (thanks Uranus), so get used to falling forward knowing that what is truly yours won’t go anywhere. Mark the days around the 19thwhen to celebrate yourself when the Full Moon in the supportive earth of Virgo lights up your 5thHouse of creativity, fun and self-expression. 

 Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

 The Sun sparkles in fellow air sign Aquarius until the 18thtriggering a certain enthusiasm and openness for life, or a dream of escaping the humdrum and diving into more exotic experiences. If you can bring this wilderness of the mind to your daily pursuits, the sense of adventure will follow you and you may develop a taste for surprises.  Sweet days are the 13thand 14thwhen the Moon enters your sign and Mars downshifts into earthy Taurus offering a little relief from the relentless myopia of work and focus on the big picture. Interesting and unexpected community you surround you, at least the first half of the month, as Uranus, Mars and Mercury send sparks in your House of Networking. This intense social energy will begin to naturally ebb starting the 10th, and you’ll enter a more creative period where you can hear your own thoughts. Jupiter (optimism, opportunity, good luck) continues to light up your 7thHouse of Relationship, so keep thoughts positive and say yes to fun opportunities to create partnership or build upon an existing twosome in 2019. 

 Cancer (June 20th– July 22nd) 

 It seems the skies drift by with less storms for Cancer this month. A bunch of planets moving into water and earth signs help create a softness and flow in which you can find your groove, after the heave ho of January. Venus, Goddess of Love and Luxury, creates an opposition to your Sun this month, demanding you give some attention to relationships, indulge in self-care, and even do or buy something fancy! When assertive Mars enters compatible, earthy Taurus on the 14th, things start to take shape and you can see the headway you’ve made from giving off sparks last month. Finally, on the 18th, the Sun enters a fellow friendly water sign Pisces and you come into the limelight even more with those extra sun beams of support. Waaaait for it. Indeed, the guiding light for the collective this year, represented by the North Node of the Moon, is in your sign. Consciously nurturing causes, creative family and heartfelt projects is where the gold is. The learning curve will be a little less steep for you than the rest of us, so don’t discount what already comes easy.  In many ways, security is an inside job and the more you can attune to your heart’s desires and allow them to inform your actions, the better the year gets. Remember to set intentions at the New Moon of February 4tharound themes of intimacy, authenticity and a deep dive into self. 

 Leo (July 23rd– August 22nd) 

 A New Moon on February 4thlights up your 7thHouse of One-on-One Romance and/or business partnership, begging the question: are you getting what you want? If not, this is a time to spruce up your love life and make sure you’re on the same page. The Sun will also take up residence in this romantic house and increase your visibility giving you an opportunity to find balance and beauty either in partnership or creative pursuits. Partners may also be more demonstrative; you can thank your good vibes. Jupiter in fellow friendly fire continues to fan your flames, bringing oodles of opportunity to your 5thHouse of self-expression, creativity and children (don’t say you weren’t warned). Meanwhile, after Mars has been hard-charging in fiery Aries, this war god moves into Taurus and your 10thHouse of Career; not too shabby for the cosmic showboat. The underlying theme this month is to see and be seen – show your work in one way or the other, even if it’s just to get some constructive feedback. Surprises and the unexpected may also factor in strongly here, so be ready for anything (passport, packed bag, to quit your day job, get on a plane with Bradley Cooper and perform for an apoplectic crowd of adoring fans). As they say, shoot for the Moon and you might … (fill in the blank). 

 Virgo (August 23rd– September 21st)

 The Sun’s shift into your 6thHouse of Work, Health and Service lights up where you’ve perhaps let self-care slide away from your priorities. Whether that’s re-committing to a New Year’s exercise goal or getting an accountability buddy for a daily ritual, there’s plenty of clarity about what you need to make your day-to-day life reflect more of your goals. And because of the Aquarian vibe here this month, there’s power in group accountability, as well as embracing rituals and routines that seem a little ahead of the curve. You’ve got a supportive angle from Venus is stately Capricorn, upping your swagger and bringing those magnetic vibes to bear on your 5thHouse of love affairs, creativity and self-expression. If there’s a way to mix business and pleasure this month, that would be the sweet spot. You’re in the mood to have some fun, but you’d like a responsible angle due to not just Venus here, but also the serious coupling of Pluto and Saturn. You’re getting an opportunity, to change your love script and mature your relationships. You’d do well to write, sing or act about it because this stuff could get deep. The world may also net partners that make clear there's room for improvement here, whether your improvement or theirs. The key here is authenticity and maturity. Pluto in this saucy love house demands that we look at where we’ve accepted or given less than we’re capable of – and this can apply as much to creativity. Look forward to the 18th, when the Sun bursts above the horizon line in your chart and into your 7thHouse of balance, beauty and equal partnership. The 19thushers in the illuminating and rebooting energy of Full Moon in your sign – bringing clarity to something on your heart.

 Libra (September 22nd– October 22nd)

 Alpha-energy Mars has been poking and prodding you from across the sky, perhaps bringing some heat to relationships. This fire and desire for connection continues, even after Mars leave hot Aries. On the February 14th, Mars enters sensual, slow-moving Taurus and your 8thHouse of sex, intimacy and transformation. A rare stubborn streak could arise in you, and you could find yourself as the other half of a transformative conflict but somehow more libidinous at the same time. Conundrum? The ability to feel your anger and express it in some healthy way may be on the path this month. Watch out for instincts to hide or silence it, as it will only come up later. We all know you like to keep things nice, but the bud will only grow if not nipped or at least acknowledged. Meanwhile, the all-powerful Sun is lighting you up with a friendly angle in the sector of your chart having to do with creative impulses, children and love affairs. It appears you’ll be able to attract in the right playmates that provide plenty of fodder for storytelling and mutual enjoyment. There’s a New Moon on February 4ththat would benefit from your clear intentions in these areas. Your 4thHouse of Home, Family and Roots continues to be under the microscope, really making your look at your foundations and perhaps purge anything in the inner space that’s clogging your flow. You are truly in a position to balance the scales this month with equal parts naughty and nice. 

 Scorpio (October 23 – November 21st)

 Money is on the mind, and the prospects aren’t bad with lucky Jupiter in your 2ndHouse of Income all year. Attractive Venus has also been joining the party, so at the very least you’ll be taking a look at what you value, how much you truly need to support your lifestyle, and hopefully opportunity-laden Jupiter has been meeting you halfway with some exciting cashflow. Fiery Mars enters your 7thHouse of Partnership, so they’ll be some excitement in the one-on-one arena of romance and business.  In addition to be the house of committed romance, its lesser known title is the House of Open Enemies – so if you’ve got simmer beef with someone, this could also be the month the heat rises. Fingers crossed. In either case, expect some pulse-racing action even though yes, Mars is in slow, sensual, stubborn Taurus which may give you a run for your own stubborn streak. Pluto continues to sharpen your tongue and your sense of truth as it pulls at the roots of your 3rdHouse of Communication. The way you speak to someone or they speak to you could trigger the fight-or-flight response – as your mind is primed to perceive potential threats but also to powerfully step into your vocal power, expressing your opinions and boundaries in no uncertain terms. 

 Sagittarius (November 22nd– December 21st)

 Well you already know how to go big, and this year continues to ask you to go bigger. Of course, it’s also asking you to ground down, especially in your 2ndHouse of Finances, values and material needs. Taking a more scrupulous eye towards your spending and accumulation may be part of lightening your load enough so you really can take off and expand your persona and presence in fresh, new ways. Only you know what needs attention, but you’re definitely being guided to put some effort in this most practical arena and maybe bank some coinage while you’re having a growth spurt. The New Moon in Aquarius on February 4thopens a doorway for opportunity in your 3rdHouse of Communication and Commerce. There could be opportunity to take that act … online! Look to how you can expand your presence in inventive, tech-friendly ways and expect an uptick in demands for your time and attention. You’d do well to not say yes to everything (and there will be copious invites!), so gird yourself against the onslaught. You’re positioned for financial gain, and anything that excessively drains your energy could take you away from opportunities you really need to show up fully for.

 Capricorn (December 22nd– Jan 19th)

 Some of the pressure is released, as the heat of the Sun has moved out of your sign and into the next one of Aquarius and love and be-loved Venus enters your sign and 1stHouse of personality on February 4th. Yes, hard-driving Saturn and Pluto continue to be here as well, promising that work and purpose may steal your box #1, but there’s definitely a lovely sheen this month and opportunities to engage fans and wear nice shoes come into play. After the 14th, you regain even more balance as sexy Mars enters earthy Taurus and your 5thHouse of love affairs and creativity. The Cosmos seem to want to offer you some retreat or less serious way of channeling all that energy. Indeed, we’ve all been feeling the pressure of the get-your-act-together Capricorn stellium. However, you may start to see some tangible rewards of your efforts. A New Moon on the February 4thasks that you seed intentions around new ways of earning money and sharpening your business model. You’re ready to reveal a new face to the world, one that is more authentic, deeply rooted and powerful; Venus is also offering her charms this month lessen your intimidation factor and remind you that the mask of quiet dignity can also be sexy.  Good days to schedule enjoyment are the 10th, 16th, 19th, 20thand 27th. 

January 2019 Horoscopes

*as first seen on Backstage online magazine

Happy New Year! There’s definitely something in the air on New Year’s Day with the serious, get-to-business Sun/Saturn conjunction in Capricorn casting a solemn air of this-better-be-the-year, or else! You may have to remind your ego that the path to greatness never did run smooth, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be THE year. We begin with a timely contraction after the turbulence of the holiday season, as part of us is drawn into our inner wilderness to reflect on what’s really important for us in 2019. Also, there are two powerful eclipses this year – on the 5th (new beginnings) and on the 20th (it’s a wrap!) – so what needs a pivot in your life will not be shy.

The desire to build something lasting and of value is strong this year; while the Sun will transit out of Capricorn in January, taskmaster Saturn and Pluto will stay in this ambitious earth sign most of the year and ask that we get real about our goals and clear the head clutter. Distractions and illusions will show themselves for what they are - simply distraction and illusions. Priorities are making themselves known to us through the repetition of themes and in-the-flow opportunities, even if they’re not the ones you would choose.

Mercury is NOT retrograde for once, and now is the time to both be decisive and to act. With Mars (action, assertiveness, courage) going into the fiery, can-do sign of Aries on January 1st, there couldn’t be better time for initiation and a firm commitment to what we’ve deemed essential for ourselves. And let’s not forget, this is also a year to dream big and shoot our arrows far; royal Jupiter flies with the inextinguishable fire of Sagittarius and all of us are positioned to live it up. Growth comes from believing in the impossible – in what we cannot see and what some would even say was unreasonable and foolish! Hello, actors, activists, music makers! Matched with belief, baby steps and consistency, the impossible takes form this year.

Let’s do this.

For the full skinny, be sure to read your Sun and Rising sign.

Capricorn (December 21st – Jan 18th)

Happy Birthday, Capricorn! You kick off the year with the centralizing Sun joining tough-as-nails Saturn for a powerful dollop of can-do energy and verve in January. And Saturn will be here until 2020 so don’t think you’re getting off easy. If you’ve felt like you were missing out on that hard-working, ambitious Capricorn streak … you’ll be getting intimately familiar with it. As the great astrologer Steven Forrest says: you have two choices with a Saturn transit – you can be depressed, or you can be exhausted from a job well done. End quote. In other words, you need a horse in the race this year; something personally meaningful to set your sights on – ¬then invite in the labor of love, the pursuit of excellence, the Triple Crown!

Not that you were ever a go-with-the-flow kind of personality, but it’s definitely a year to sharpen your edge and work towards your goals (or the energy turns inward and we can turn into self-pitying, excuse-laden goats). Where to start? Mars-in-Aries gives you a rocket booster in your 4th House of home, family and roots in January. It begins as an inside job – getting in touch with your healthy passion (anger, lust) and directing your inner life – your domestic space and appointed family – to be support beams. Clearing physical clutter (yes, Marie Kondo!), having it out with difficult family members (or is that you?), and coming to terms with the beast within can widen the runway for takeoff. Show up for yourself authentically and get your most intimate needs met – indeed, that lets the world know you’re ready to be seen and heard. You first.

Aquarius (Jan 19th – Feb 18th)

Well it’s the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, but it certainly feels like the season of Capricorn. With the cosmic juggernaut of the Sun, Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn taking up residence in your mystical 12th House, there are certainly things you can’t explain, even with all the wattage of your brilliant intellect. Coming to terms with what you can’t control and surrendering to the magic of the moment, whatever it may bring, is part of the soul’s path this year. There are things you can control however; for one, robust Mars in Aries is firing up your impulses in your busy 3rd House of Communication making keeping your thoughts and ideas to yourself nearly impossible. You’ll crave the spice of life and the stimulation of minds as curiosity takes hold of you and puts you on a crash course with thoughts and ideas. Watch out for getting over-caffeinated, as you may have to contend with a foot in your mouth or two without a little self-control.

Luck comes through the vehicle of Jupiter – which lights up your House of Friends and Future Plans. This year, you do what you do best: connect! Opportunities to cross paths with people and ideas that take you to the forefront of the revolution, on a personal and universal level, is what fires up the greatest possibility. It’s the part of you that is willing to say what is unpopular or seemingly too wild for the times, that will light the way. Sometimes you have to be in that uncertain space in the middle, where you’re letting go of one vision and sensing another. It might not happen overnight, but you’re learning to see with your intuition and trust in the grandness of your vision. Well-chosen community helps you get there and chances are you’ll be the firebrand that stokes not only yourself, but others to new heights of influence.

Pisces (Feb 19th – March 20th)

The constant this year is the magical, mystical, let-go-and-let-God sign of Neptune in your sign. The Universe may be trying to crack you like an egg, in a benevolent way of course, but if the future seems anything but clear, you’re probably in the majority of the Piscean population (check if Neptune on your Moon or crossing your Ascendant as well). Neptune is great for the imagination (and the anxiety), opening hearts (and experiencing vulnerability), and being guided by forces greater than ourselves, if you can brave trust in the uncertainty. It seems you are getting to the bottom of a long-range plan or vision, and being quite selective about your business associates thanks to a trifecta of earthy, believe-it-when-I-see-it Capricorn planets in your 11th House of friends and future plans. This offers a great balance to illusory Neptune. Getting specific about what can be accomplished is on your mind and you’re eager not to float for too much longer on the beautiful mess that can be a Neptune transit. Your lucky wild card, Jupiter, is helping you out in the career arena, dancing across the sky at the apex of your birth chart (the 10th house) inviting opportunities for visibility and career enhancement. The more you can showcase your fun, spontaneous side – even if you’ve been nearly forced to be spontaneous – the luckier you are. Pushing past your comfort zone, and being willing to step into the limelight and put your name on something might be part of the work this year. Something is letting you know where to place your efforts – it’s in that thing that seems to be already working that also fills you with hope, spirit and goodwill. You’re being challenged to believe in “it”– whatever it is – and re-formulate your future based on anticipated triumph on your increasingly focused agenda.

Aries (March 21st – April 19th)

Your favorite planet – impulsive Mars – lights up your January, as the God of War hungers for new projects and adventures in your own daring sign. Be wary of stepping on the gas pedal too heavily as there are checks and balances in the Cosmos – closer to the middle of the month – that test your ability to roll with the punches and be patient past inevitable delays and difficulties. Your mirror is definitely getting polished, so be thankful for any experiences that bring clarity and definition, even if they make you go hmmm. Jupiter in fellow fire sign Sagittarius is like a spirited coach telling you “yes you can” and indeed, some opportunities seem to slide into home unobstructed, especially when it comes to education, new experiences and travel. Where there may be blind spots is in your 4th House of Home and Family – your roots and literal domestic space – which seems to be undergoing a powerful change as transformative Pluto and taskmaster Saturn seems set to bulldoze deep-seeded beliefs or old ways that may be upending our revolution forward. You’re craving stability, and the quicker you can root out unstable behavior and focus your inner world, the quicker the right kind of opportunities to rebuild come your way. You’ve likely learned that even things you thought were certain have ways of surprising you (thanks Uranus is Aries for 7 years!) and now you’re free to re-build on a more solid foundation having learned the value of your independence and power of your resilience.

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

A New Moon eclipse (super powerful new beginnings) occurs in your 9th House of travel on January 5th. You’ve probably just returned from your holiday, but this New Moon is about more than seeking new vistas; it’s time to set an intention that really excites you and brings fire to your belly that could include travel, but also new educational opportunities or anything that seems untrodden and worth exploring. Subsequently, a Full Moon Eclipse in Leo (powerful endings and shifts of energy) lights up your 4th House of Home and Family, and a domestic issue – which is neither good nor bad – could come to light; just thing change and the unexpected (also excitement and growth!). There are fire signs adding an impulsivity and adventurous vibe to the month, although it looks like it might not be just the time to act. The way you show up in relationship and how you deal with uncertainty could be sticking points this month and worth a brave inner expedition whether solo or with a trusted partner. Let’s not forget lucky Jupiter in your 8th House of Sex, although we have to meet that energy halfway and be willing to let things get a little hot before running out of the kitchen. You’re ready to show a new side of yourself, and as with any growth spurt, it can feel a bit overwhelming for a minute. Go with it and see what happens.

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

Intimacy is on the syllabus this year, and especially in January as the Sun, Saturn and Pluto in your 8th House of Sex, Death and Other People’s Money presses you to get real with yourself and a partner. You may be feeling especially in the petri dish, as Saturn and Pluto may be pressing you to excavate your depths and allow things to be complicated. You’ll have a New Moon Solar Eclipse (powerful new beginnings) here on January 5th. Conjunct Saturn, this may be begging for a firm commitment to your inner truth – and may pull you into a cave of introspection for a day or two. Balancing this intense energy however, is the bright fire of lucky Jupiter in your 7th House of romantic relationship bringing gifts and opportunities for shared adventure with a hodgepodge of playful, larger-than-life figures.

Where you'll have primal spark and oodles of initiative is conversation and curiosity, as Mars in fiery Aries burns through your busy 3rd House of Communication and Commerce. So even if you have no idea what’s going on in your intimate life, you’ll be able to get all sorts of points across with frightening aplomb and talk your way in and out of any situation. This is a time to get into action, Gemini, even if you don’t understand everything. Understanding is safety to you, but Jupiter is Sag requires faith, optimism and willingness to fall forward and embrace uncertainty that can’t be undone with logic. With the Full Moon Eclipse in Leo and the Sun’s shift into fellow air sign Aquarius on the 2otht, things seems to lighten up and understanding and acceptance of your recent journey clear the path for more fun ahead.

Cancer (June 20th – July 22nd)

As a Moon child, you may be especially affected by January’s powerful eclipses. The first one – the New Moon Eclipse in Capricorn – lights up your romantic house of partnership and clears the way to set powerful intentions around new relationship or re-igniting a current duo. Being specific about what you want from a partner, and commanding reciprocal support is key. Capricorn energy in your 7th House makes a grounded, authentic partner a necessary asset in your desired mate checklist. Later in the month on the 20th, things come to a head with the Full Moon Eclipse in Leo in your 12th House of sweet, sweet surrender. This could mean a clearing or let go of some kind, but ultimately, you’ll feel embraced by divine timing and know that everything is working out exactly as it should, even if that means change. The North Node – the lighthouse of the soul – is in your sign, meaning the more Cancer you can be this year, the better. Stepping more fully into your heart and opening up to your gifts of nurturing and sensitivity will serve you well. The spark of Mars fresh in Aries will light up your 10th House of Career, so get ready for some action around your public face, achievement and publicity – especially if you have been putting the work in. You still have the tough pair of Capricorn planets across the sky, asking that you get real with not only your most cherished goals but also with partners. You’re ready for big commitment, but you’re not willing to settle. Stick to your high standards and allow others to rise to the occasion.

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

This may feel like a power year Leo, as you feel the warmth and support of that unstoppable Jupiter-in-Sagittarius energy forming a benevolent aspect to your Sun from the 5th House of Fun, Creativity and Risk. Yes, lean into the impossible and bring your bright presence to bear on creative and romantic pursuits as the Cosmos conspire to grow your influence. Yes, the beginning of the year starts out a little serious as quietly dignified New Moon in Capricorn has you stroking your goatee on December 5th, perhaps pondering all the work you have to do to build your empire. There’s certainly a lot of consider and check off the to-do list, but you’ll find a way to shine your light all the same. The Capricorn action (New Moon, Pluto, Saturn and the Sun) is lighting up your 6th House of Work, Service and Health – asking that you get your ducks in a row and humbly do the work that is required to position you well. No task is too small and it may be in the organizing of your day-to-day life and routines that you create the possibility of big magic. If you get stuck, call up a Virgo for a little tutorial in time management and productivity.

Mars lights up your 9th House of Travel in January, so you’ll definitely balance that intense workload and pressure to improve with some intrepid exploration and adventure. The thing is, you know what you’re working towards – so everything you do in service of this fun vision is just a labor of love. Pay special attention to what comes up on the powerful Lunar Eclipse in your sign on January 20th. The path ahead may feel clearer as the Sun enters your 7th House of Relationship that day as well – inviting partnerships that remind you of what life is all about.

Virgo (August 23rd – September 21st)

You’ve got a lot going on Virgo… Taskmaster Saturn and transformative Pluto are encouraging you to keep your head down and dive into this productivity streak and desire for excellence. With not only Saturn and Pluto but also the Sun (and a New Moon on the 5th), lighting up your 5th House of Creativity and Love, the Cosmos are also asking you step up your game and be uber authentic when it comes to partnerships and creative pursuits. Yes, they may be challenging but you’re growing a new skin so trust the process. What really lights your fire may involve a degree of contraction and focus. This can feel like heavy energy, but ultimately, it’s turning up the dial on your personal power and asking that you leave parts outgrown behind and step into your benevolent bossy energy.

Expansive Jupiter is adding a very different, and welcome energy through a growth-oriented square aspect to your Sun. It’s like you’re being forced to consider the big picture and opportunities could arise that put your life on a new course. As you step up your game and focus your spotlight, it seems the world responds in kind. There could be some lingering confusion and necessity to go with the flow (for now), as foggy Neptune also squares your Sun and encourages you stay open and not force an outcome just yet. A Full Moon Eclipse in Leo on the 20th could be especially illuminating so see what clears after that day and beyond. For now, taking up space and showing up authentically is enough to set the wheels of destiny in motion. Take on projects you can do excellently and feel free to delegate or simply shelve the rest as you need your energy for essentials.

Libra (September 22nd – October 22nd)

Easy, breezy, lovey Libras couldn’t care less for the onslaught of solemnity and pressure that all this Capricorn and Scorpio energy bring. We start the year with the Moon and Venus is simmering, introspective Scorpio so pillow time with intimates may be best – if not by a fire with an all-consuming book. Re-fueling for the New Year may require some social withdrawal and deep thoughts as the square to Pluto, Saturn and Sun in ambitious, get-real Cap ask that you choose your mountain and outfit in practical gear. There’s still some volatile and passionate fire energy happening, and this month – if not this year – will cash in on your penchant to find balance amidst the chaos of choices.

Action-packed Mars is leading the charge, setting off fireworks and new plans of attack in the realm of relationship; it could be a partner that is offering the spark you need to keep your flame burning. Lucky Jupiter has landed in your 3rd House of Communication and Commerce for the year, promising an effervescent and busy time of correspondence, meetings and greetings while you are challenged to stay the course and take one plodding footstep after another. Staying close to home – and indulging in “village life” – may be where the fun is at so it’s nice to know you don’t have to go far for the adventure. Your intellect is also firing on all cylinders and you’re hungry to learn about exotic subjects, foods and any information that keeps your wheels turning. Jupiter in that 3rd House of Communication also proffers a prolific streak – so if you’ve been wanting to get off that treatment, novel or show, Jupiter will want you to bite off more than you can chew, power through it and edit later; good medicine.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

You start the year with Venus – Goddess of Love and Beauty – in your sign, so you may have won best-dressed at your NYE affair. It’s complicated cosmic weather, and complications are where you shine with your ability to cut to the bottom line and stay the course under immense pressure. Some steam is released by planet Mars in go-getter Aries lighting up your 6th House of work and health. You may be really committing to a new health regiment and ready tweak your rituals and routines to brings some zest to your day-to-day life. The small, powerful changes you can make every day truly reverberate to the rest of your life, so say yes to sweat right now.

The lucky planet – Jupiter – is lighting up your 2nd House of Income, so it looks like there will some opportunity to earn more money as you step out of your comfort zone and ask for more. This planet is only here once every 12 years, so don’t be shy; the worst someone can say is no and if it means passing on small opportunities to make room for well-paying ones, so be it. Use that Scorpionic will and intimidating eye contact to cut to the chase and get what you deserve. Intentions for the New Year are best set on December 5th when the New Moon Eclipse lights up your 3rd House of Communication and conjoins Saturn. Writing goals? A commitment to your voice being seen and heard? Having authentic, powerful talks with friends and lovers? Pick something challenging and juicy and this powerful eclipse energy needs a worthy, seemingly impossible challenge. Finally, a Full Moon in Leo brings a little more joy and clarity – lighting up your 10th House of Career and Honors. Something may eclipse out of the life, but if it does, trust a new and better opportunity to showcase your talents will arrive.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

You start the year strong Sagittarius, and truly have the wind at your sails for the remainder with Jupiter acting as a staunch cosmic guardian, life coach and luck maker. Of course, the “success” of Jupiter in your sign depends largely on you, your aims and what you’ve been up to … but at the very least it offers a vitalizing and optimistic energy capitalizing on what’s best about you. If you don’t win the lottery, don’t blame the astrologer! It’s not all fun and games at month’s beginning however, as a somber and sacred New Moon Eclipse in Capricorn plumps up your 2nd House of Money (the Sun, Pluto and Saturn here as well begging your attention in this financial security zone).

This cosmic traffic jam asks that you set some sober intentions around yes, money!! You’re ready for authentic stability and security which can mean anything from saving and wise investments to a thoughtful reflection on what you really value and is worthy of your time and energy. Truly, now is the time to get quiet and focus on what you want to build – especially since Jupiter is a wild manifesting energy. Thoughts becomes things, so choose them consciously and wish well on that New Moon of December 5th. Things can happen quickly so you’ll want to keep you heart on the prize – or more importantly, basking in the wondrous feeling of what’s to come. Stay open! Mars in fellow fire sign Aries will lead you into new and daring creative adventure (yes, love affairs included) so you’re replete with cosmic allies that foster your bravery. The only word of caution would be to be careful of excess – Sag energy is wonderful, and/but can be reckless and burn opportunities as much as create them. Steady as you go and enjoy the adventure of a lifetime whether it ends up being the one you choose or the one chosen for you; sometimes even better!

DECEMBER 2018 Horoscopes for Actors

*As first seen on Backstage online

For the full skinny, be sure to read your Sun and Rising sign.

This is a month of shaking out all that we’ve been storing up since the confrontational retrogrades of Venus and Mercury. Venus is now direct, and will only glow brighter when she’s out of her “shadow period” on December 17th (basically returning to the place in the Zodiac right before she hurled herself into the underworld of our consciousness and sent relationships spinning like a top.) She will be in Scorpio however, so there’s still a simmering intensity to relationships, only most of us have been purged of some of the sticky drama that may have reared its head interpersonally. Mercury goes direct on the 6th, making for clearer minds, and when the communication planet enters charismatic provocateur Sag on the 12th, we’ll brave a month of bawdy humor and strong opinions. With Jupiter and the Sun in Sagittarius, we have a double dollop of this optimistic energy which will provide some much-needed good cheer and a certain go-to spirit even if we feel like we’ve been spelunking blind. A brilliant New Moon in Sagittarius lights up possibility on the 7th encouraging seeds of intent to be planted in our mind’s eye. And lastly, a cozy, nostalgia-inducing Full Moon in Cancer will envelop us on December 22nd – almost as if the feeling of Christmas comes early. Take a moment to be grateful for this juicy and revelatory year of shock, awe and transformation. We may not have liked it all, but wake-up calls and the progress that follows aren’t always comfortable.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

Let the good times roll, Sagittarius. While Jupiter, fresh in your sign since November 8th, is advertised as the lucky planet (and it is!), it’s also pushing you past your comfort zone. This could mean that it could get hairy right before the luck rolls in. Jupiter is incredibly great at letting us know where we’ve been playing small. While “small” is not usually a descriptive term in the same breath as Sagittarius, it’s a good time to pay attention to what actively scares/excites you – and inch towards it. December is your kick-off month, as not only is Jupiter shining its blessings upon you, but the Sun is also with you, making sure you’re making an impact or at least the big ideas are spinning. This is a time to have faith in yourself, even if you don’t have the exact, right experience to back you up. Bah! And yes, the mystical Mars/Neptune conjunction is making everyone a little ponderous at the moment, but December is the month to start dreaming so no time to waste. The 2nd half of the month will be the most action-packed, as A New Moon lights up in your sign on the 7th (set those intentions around how you want to feel) and busy Mercury enters Sagittarius on December 12th making sure you have the intellectual chutzpah to get this party started. Enjoy it!

Capricorn (December 21st – Jan 18th)

The Sun won’t enter your sign until December 21st meaning the light of consciousness will be lighting up your 12th House, which can always make for a reflective and even reclusive month. That said, it’s certainly not a time out, but it could be a great month to meditate and get clear. And clear is paramount this year, as you’re learning the art of discipline, follow-through and jettisoning needless drama from your life. This is because you’ve got Saturn, the taskmaster, in your sign all year and Saturn rubs our noses in anything that’s not working until we make a change that helps us feel grounded, authentic and on our path, whatever that may be. It’s the ultimate time to “get real” and this commitment can have real pay offs, and we’re also blessed with the sort of productive spark that can make things happen. One thing to note: communication can feel a little murky and you may want to reserve permission to change your mind (especially before the 6th when Mercury is still in retrograde). The pairing of Mars and Neptune in spacey/magical/compassionate Pisces and your 3rd House of communication can certainly make for excellent shape-shifting as an actor, but you may show an uncharacteristic stroke of wishy-washiness or even catch the flakes, if you don’t really check in with yourself before saying “yes” to everything. In short: you may feel like biting off more than you can chew, but if you stick to the essentials, you’ll have a holiday full of quality connections, over quantity.

Aquarius (Jan 19th – Feb 18th)

When Venus, planet of love and beauty, enters smoldering Scorpio on the 6th, you stand to benefit from an energetic 90-degree aspect (a square) to your Sun. This can bode well for Aquarians, as Venus in Scorpio can warm you up and heat up your appetite for connection. You’ll have to say yes and put in a little effort, as squares don’t run on autopilot but the possibility for a glamorous, intimate holiday is in the offing if you prioritize it. Meanwhile the energetic pairing of the Sun and Jupiter are doubling down on this social theme, lighting up your 11th House of friends, especially the kind that can net connections in your field. It’s not a month to play a 4th House Cancer in other words. It’s time to get out there and work it, own it. Your vision for the New Year needs to circulate and it’s in group gatherings where scintillating meetings of the minds awaits and your path crystallizes. One thing to look out for is overspending as impulsive Mars links with go-with-the-flow Neptune this month in your 2nd House of finances. You’d do well to make a list and stick a pre-ordained plan as you may thing everything a shiny object if not! Plan something out of the ordinary around the New Moon in Sagittarius (and this social 11th House) on December 7th.

Pisces (Feb 19th – March 20th)

You’ve got an interesting combination this month, Pisces. Action-packed Mars is your sign, but foggy Neptune is traveling right alongside it making for a sort of push-pull energy. You may feel a little like a kid in a candy store with a bout of indecisive – of course that could just be a Tuesday for dreamy Pisces. Actions that are purely ego driven or based on some false sense of urgency or insecurity tend to backfire, especially when Neptune is at play. There is a glow of compassion and an uptick in synchronicity available to you, and some magical doors could open if you release expectations. It’s one of those month’s you may feel like you can’t go directly for what you want, but create the sort of inner space that attracts it to you. It may sound woo woo, but you’re a feeling-based sign who probably has experienced how emotions can magnetize things toward or away from you depending on the quality of your charge. Your imagination is definitely humming, and this could actually be a quite romantic time where you’re feeling idealistic about love. You’ve got the good-luck combo of the Sun and Jupiter in your 10th House of Career, so it seems however you go about it, the adoring public will be watching.

Aries (March 21st – April 19th)

You love having Jupiter in fellow fire sign Sagittarius, lighting up your 9th House of travel, education and exotic experiences. The sojourn of Jupiter is here is just beginning, so this could be the month to buy a map and start throwing darts. While Jupiter in Sagittarius could equate to literal travel for you in the months ahead, the bigger picture is giving yourself permission to explore and grow in new directions. You’re ready to expand but easy on the gas pedal in December. You actually might be feeling a little distaste for the “real world” as go-getter Mars and dreamy Neptune “hide” in your 12th House, forcing you to go with the flow – your least favorite pastime. However, this abruptly ends on December 31st where fiery Mars enters your sign for what could be an unexpectedly wild New Year’s Eve. Unpredictable Uranus is also lighting up your chart as well, so welcome the unexpected – it may just be an exercise in observing the drama and letting it go, and it could also be quite exciting. You’ve definitely proven your mettle in handling the unpredictable, so the last spike of this electric energy is solidifying what you discovered over the last 7 years and giving you a chance to send it out with a bang.

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

You may feel like your long-term goals are shifting as fluid Neptune and action-packed Mars are rooting around your 11th House of future hopes and dreams. The 11th House also rules the company we keep, and this cosmic combination puts seductive energy into the ether that may attract a new creative ensemble. Another big focus this month is your 8th House of Other People’s Money, Sex and Transformation. This is a complex area for the Sun and Jupiter to play in, and Jupiter will be here all next year! Meaning? You’re swimming in the emotional depths and feeling inspired to dive deeper, explore sexual passions and relate on a whole other level. It may feel a little overwhelming to sure-footed Taurus, but you’re getting some practice in losing the plot and continuing on with your story anyway. The show must go on! Sometimes the best things happen when you’re forced to excavate personal resources you didn’t even know you had. Make some room for the mystical and unknowable this month as it will serve your transformation in the year ahead with Jupiter in the deep waters of the 8th House.

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

The fun is going on in your 7th House of relationship, as the bold Sun and jolly Jupiter light up the part of your chart associated with one-one-one romance and partnerships of all kinds. Unpredictable Uranus is opposing relationship-oriented Venus, so this really is a time when anything can happen on an interpersonal level. Your artistry looks to be on full display in the public eye with the saucy combination of Mars and Neptune in your 10th House of Career. There could be some changes at work, which it seems you have no control over, but this could clear around December 6th when Mercury goes direct and plans get solidified. Someone sure looks to be fiery in your life, whether that’s an existing equal or budding relationship, and this should certainly keep the holiday fires burning. It’s through others that your biggest sources of growth arrive right now – so keep an eye for playmates or even mentors that expand your world and keep you on your toes.

Cancer (June 20th – July 22nd)

Sensitive Cancers are getting a heavy dose of reality with Saturn in taskmaster Capricorn opposing their sign. Keep ahead of all of the constant tugs at your attention feels like a full-time job but your polishing your self-reliance and will have something to show for it when the transit is over. The dreamy, if confusing, combo of Mars and Neptune is supporting you this month, likely giving you an urge to take a whimsical adventure (hopefully around your native element of water). While you may feel like escaping, it will likely be short as it’s an action-packed month with a heavy concentration of energy in your 6th House of work, health and service. You’re certainly exercising your powers of self-expression and your compassion and ability to relate to characters is at a peak. Wearing you heart on your sleeve, while you may have learned to do otherwise, is actually quite becoming on you right now and in the year ahead. Showcasing your ability to feel and relate to others is part of your discipline right now. It seems like you’ve adopted the right attitude to keep up with myriad of opportunities available. An open heart leads towards the right solutions and also allows you to say no so you don’t get overwhelmed trying to take care of everyone else at the expense of yourself; an on-the-job hazard for caring Cancers!

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

Things should start rocking and rolling by the 7th, when Mercury unravels from its stall in retrograde, and the New Moon joins Jupiter and the Sun in your 5th House of fun, love affairs and creativity. Should be a colorful month, indeed! The only thing to look out for may be a tendency to over-do it (name your poison), but even that’s not that bad. You will be in the mood to take the limelight and you shouldn’t have any problem gathering a crowd around your vigorous spirit. Fellow fire signs (Aries and Sagittarians) will make for especially good company as Jupiter is whipping them into a hedonistic froth as well. Mars and Neptune in your sexy 8th House sets the scene for illicit love affairs, but be careful of getting sucked into another’s drama at your expense. It would behoove you to carve out some time for self-analysis, dream interpretation or any revelatory modality that helps you root out what’s going on beneath the surface – of course, this self-reflection may come through the catalyst of a mysteriously compelling individual as well. You just don’t know what you don’t know, and it seems the Universe is in the mood to come clean about some things that may have kept you in a fog lately.

Virgo (August 23rd – September 21st)

Home and family life continue to be lit up this month as the expansive influence of the Sun and Jupiter (and on the 12th, Mercury!) take up residence in your 4th House of home, family and roots. This could manifest as an upgrade to your living quarters or a desire to root anew. Jupiter likes wide open spaces, and if something or someone is cramping your lifestyle, there’s a good chance you’ll feel the restless whispers of adventure elsewhere. However, Jupiter tends to bring benign energy and opportunities for growth, a time when dreams can come true around home and family goals. And don’t be surprised if you’re in a cozier, stay close-to-home mood than usual. A partner or loved one could play a big role this month, although the presence of Mars and Neptune in your 7th House of one-on-one relationship suggest that this person could be as elusive and dreamy as they confounding. They seem to have a handle on the intimacy spigot this month, and you’d to best to stay open and seek beautiful experiences together as likely that’s what he or she is the mood for. A great day to set intentions around home and family is December 7th as the Moon in Sagittarius joins the powerhouse of planets in the private 4th House of your chart.

Libra (September 22nd – October 22nd)

On December 1st you’ll get the last electric charge of Venus in your sign, making a scintillating aspect to Uranus which could make for the denoument of a relationship caper. Things start to settle down after that, as Venus moves into watery Scorpio and you get less conceptual about love and start sinking into your feelings. This is certainly not a damp month however, as the Sun and Jupiter frolick as an adventure-seeking cosmic twosome in your 3rd House of communication and commerce. Curious and fun-loving you’ll be, and you’ll be hungry for some offbeat and lively convo with larger-than-life types that have something to teach you. Likely you won’t have to go far as 3rd House transits tend to bring the fun right to your neighborhood. You may also hit a prolific streak, and your sense of humor and ability to be generous with others is at a high. If anything, make sure others can get a word in. While it could be a little hard to focus, only because you’re juggling multiple interests and requests at the moment, it would do you well to follow your intellectual curiosity and put in writing what you’re aiming to accomplish next year.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

Lots of action in Scorpio this month! Best of all, Mercury turns direct on December 6thin your sign, helping to iron out any miscommunications and get back to a clearer head and path forward. Mercury moves onto festively blunt Sagittarius on December 12th, and you may be relieved for the change of gears after hosting the lion’s share of its retrograde craziness. Between the 6th and the 12this a great time to set final appointments or make party arrangements as Mercury will be adding ample intellectual horsepower while not smoke-and-mirrors retrograde mode. You’re also the grand winner of hosting attractive, pleasure-seeking Venus in your sign for the holiday season – lucky you! It’s nice having head-turning Venus in your sign, and after the long slog of Mercury retrograde you’re ready to lap it up. With the Sun and Jupiter lighting up your 2nd House of money, there could be an uptick not only in your ability to create wealth, but also in your appetites, sexual and otherwise. Even so, love affairs could challenge you to just go with the flow and getting a concrete answer on a creative project could feel like an exercise in futility (although creative and imaginative you’ll feel!) You can blame the elusive combo of idealistic Mars and Neptune in your 5thHouse of love affairs and creativity. Artsy types with soulful sex on the mind could be one adventurous manifestation on this energy, but there can also be a tendency to overlook warning signs -- so just trust your Scorpionic x-ray insight and don't say you weren't warned. The name of the game this month is really securing financial opportunities and grounding in your body and indulging in Epicurean delights. Focus on what you can control, and you’ll be all the jollier.


Your November 2018 Horoscopes!

*As first seen on Backstage online

The end of the year is coming in hot, and November doesn’t disappoint in the planetary action department. Firstly, the almighty center of our solar system – the Sun – is in seething, sexual, transformative (read: dramatic) Scorpio. We’re confronted with the truth, or our evasion of it, and as a collective we’re hungry to get to the bottom of things which may mean mentioning the elephant in the room in all of our endeavors. There’s a sense of urgency too because Jupiter-in-Scorpio – which has been inviting in the drama all year – is leaving us on November 8th and entering jolly, devil-may-care Sagittarius. 

 We’ve been gifted with lots of psychological gristle this year (thanks Jupiter in Scorpio) and probably need not go back to childhood to call up juicy sense memories to feed acting roles. November brings some release as the Jupiterian shift into independent and optimistic Sagittarius sets a more playful tone for the year ahead (until December 2019).  We’ve cleared out some of the cobwebs, and now we’ll be in a mood to act. In other big cosmic news, Uranus retrogrades back into Aries for a shot of volatility until March of 2019, Venus turns direct (November 16th) and then Mercury retrogrades (again?!?). It’s definitely a mixed bag … but we’re hip to our patterns and our real dreams now, and Jupiter is promising that we’ll close the year with a bang. 

 For the full skinny, be sure to read your Sun and Rising sign. 

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

 Happy Birthday, Scorpio! You’ve got until November 7thto say your sweet goodbye’s and thank you’s to the God of Luck – Jupiter – who will be leaving your sign after bringing you lots of blessings in the seen and unseen this past year. Expansive Jupiter will enter fiery, optimistic Sagittarius on November 8th  into your money house, bringing you opportunities to earn and generate stability after a year of upheaval, growth and expansion. You’re being asked to be an advocate for yourself in the financial arena, and this requires using your wits, big-thinking and confidence. With both Jupiter and whip-smart Mercury in your 2ndHouse of earned income, you need to communicate your vision – especially as it applies to finances. Now that you know what you’re made of and what you have to offer, what’s your bottom line? What gets you excited? Jupiter asks us to believe in ourselves and get out of our comfort zone and you’ve got a year to ground in this newfound sense of self – as it applies to your material desires. Watch for when the Sun leaves your sign on November 22ndand the Full Moon the next day on the 23rd. Something will come to a head which may offer clues to where your efforts are best directed to generate this pot of gold trying to find you. 

 Sagittarius (November 22nd– December 21st)

 Just when you thought you couldn’t take any more of this drama, the Cosmos offers you the planetary Palme d’Or. Jupiter, God of Luck and Opportunity, enters your cheerful sign on November 8thand will stay until December of next year, showering everyone, but most powerfully you, with opportunities to grow, experience passion and have some fun. Having Jupiter in your sign, especially as sign as intrepid and passionate as yours, can usher in all sorts of opportunities that can really pivot one’s life a new direction. The secret is to work with this energy, and not rely on it doing it all for you. There can be some dumb luck this year to be sure, but since you now know that you’ve got this cosmic heavyweight behind you, it’s time to command more from life and knock some doors down that perhaps felt a little immodest before. Jupiter can be a tricky planet in that we’re feeling so good, that we forget to direct the energy into things we actually really care about creating. Make a Jupiter-in-Sagittarius vision board, and it could be worthwhile to consult your local astrologer or ephemeris to see when Jupiter will be exact on your Sun (and thus the energy is the most supportive). It’s worthwhile to note that North Node (the metaphorical lighthouse of our soul) has shifted into homey, maternal Cancer. Any self-development in the arena of intimacy and one-on-one partnership will carry extra blessings. Plan something fun for the Full Moon in Gemini on October 23rdand know that you’re just warming up. You’ll be feeling much more energetic once the Sun enters your home turf on November 22nd.  

 Capricorn (December 21st– Jan 18th)

 Capricorns are having to reach into their big wizard’s hat of wisdom these days as the planets are sending some mixed signal through a ream of retrogrades. They say Capricorns are old souls and benefit from “reverse aging” (they lighten up as they get older), but in the meantime cinematic ingenues and anyone young at heart will have to have an extra dose of trust in cosmic timing and be a little less rigid about how and when their life plan is supposed to work. Just as Venus goes direct in your 10thHouse of Career (yay!), Mercury goes retrograde (in your behind-the-scenes 12thHouse) – so it may be that something is greenlit, only tied up in “talks” for the next 6 weeks. Patience, ambitious Cap! The biggest shift this month is of lucky Jupiter’s shifts into fiery, adventurous Sagittarius and your 12thHouse of spirituality, cosmic oneness and “let go.”  If it doesn’t sound very ambitious, you’re right – it doesn’t – but it can make for an amazing clearing. This can mean that the biggest blessings this year aren’t obvious, which should not be confused with any less important – which sometimes the Goatfish can confuse. Everything on the inner plan manifests in the external world – and also Jupiter-in-Sagittarius in the 12thHouse loves spiritual, soul-opening vacation/retreats (Bali? Thailand? India?) so don’t yawn yet. This year - if you can imagine it, you can do it. Use that earthy discipline to consistently visualize and drop into what your soul wants (and doesn’t). When Jupiter moves into Capricorn the following year (mostly 2020), you’ll realized how familiar everything feels because you’ve dreamed it before. Enrich yourself and be patient. 

 Aquarius (Jan 19th– Feb 18th)

 You’ve got energizing Mars in your sign for the first half of the month, making you a force to be dealt with. When Venus goes direct on the 15th and makes a supportive trine to your sign until month’s end making for some powerful and lusty cosmic winds this month. The biggest news, however, is lucky Jupiter changing signs after a year and change in Scorpio. The avuncular planet is moving into fiery Sagittarius and taking up residence in your 11thHouse of Hopes, Dreams and Community. This is a year, starting now, to align forces with like-minded souls and take up dreams that have a benefit not only for you, but for mankind. The 11thHouse is your natural house – so think open-minded, philanthropic, ahead of the curve, connecting. With Jupiter in intrepid Sagittarius here, you’re a magnet for fresh, out-of-the-box company that believes in what may seem impossible. Yes, Mercury goes retrograde in that same house this month (though only until December 6th) offering you a chance to re-think your current team of support and get clear about your long-term vision. It may feel like resistance, but ultimately, it’s to help guide away from old hat and into what truly energizes and connects you. Things continue to cook for you as the Sun enters Sagittarius on the 22nd, promising a stimulating social swirl of activities and connections. Put yourself in the action on November 23rdwhen the Moon brims full in compatible air-sign Gemini and gets your wheels turning for an exciting end of the year. 

 Pisces (Feb 19th– March 20th) 

 There’s some water sign love this month with the Sun shining in compatible Scorpio, the North Node (our soul’s lighthouse) moving into Cancer and Mars moving into your very own sign of Pisces on the 15th. Even with the Mercury retrograde coming up on the 16th(in Sagittarius and 10thHouse of Career), all this water-sign action will help propel you forward, especially if you have a strong intention in mind. Mars offers energy and confidence from November 15th– December 31st(lucky you), so be prepared for things to heat up and get interesting. You may even have to re-negotiate a career goal or opportunity in order to make sure you’re really clear on the message you’re sending out and everybody is on the same page. When Mercury goes direct in December, your ducks will have lined up behind you, and you're primed to move forward. Lucky Jupiter will also be taking up residence in your 10thHouse of career this month on November 8th(until December of 2019!) so yes, career growth is on the horizon. Make sure to use this brash and benevolent energy to shine in the world, because Jupiter’s happy-go-lucky energy offers a year of opportunity t0 push past old limitations and step more fully into your career vision and the public eye. A great day to set intentions is the New Moon in Scorpio on November 7th. 

 Aries (March 21st – April 19th) 

November pulls back the curtain through some surprising twists and turns.  While you may have thought the twists and turns were over with planet of surprises – Uranus – moving out of your sign in May, this lightning bolt energy is back until March 6, 2019. Uranus will retrograde back into your sign on November 6threminding you that the upheaval of the unexpected provides great drama and a chance to explore unknown facets of your plucky and capable personality. More energy is headed your way when Jupiter, which has been spiraling in the emotional whirlpool of Scorpio, heads to more comfortable fire-sign territory of Sagittarius from November 8thuntil December 2019. Opportunity-laden Jupiter will be transiting your 9thHouse of Travel and Higher Learning. Same ol’ same ol’ will not do the trick after that date, although no one could excuse you on leading a predictable life. Start paying attention to the recurring ideas that come up (as well as the places you’ve always dreamt of visiting).  You’re starting to crave a new sort of life experience – and whether that’s spreading your wings through travel and projects abroad or upping the ante on your study in a wildly fun direction, you’re ready to break out of comfortable routines and give yourself a little space to explore the new. 

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

 The big Jupiter shift this month will be lighting up your 8thHouse of Sex and Intimacy (as well as other people’s money). This sets the stage for a juicy year ahead – Jupiter is here November 8ththrough December 2019.  Whenever the 8thHouse is involved, a call to explore deeper layers of our own psyche – often through the catalyst of another – is called in. A playful interest in the dark side, sexual adventure and Freudian slips may be part of the what intrepid Jupiter-is-Sag in that saucy 8thHouse have in store. It can also be a big money year, although it often has to do with collaboration and inheritance over your single-handed (and usually your preferred) efforts. You’ll be more forthright than usual in money affairs however, and perhaps a little more inquisitive about whether you’re getting a fair shake. Follow your intuition about these matters as your intuitive faculties will be in tip top shape, tuned into the undercurrent of things rather than their face value. Mercury and the Sun in this complex 8thHouse this month will only serve to draw you deeper into this spicy vortex of attraction and repulsion and ask you to open Pandora’s Box.  A New Moon on November 7thin your 7thHouse of partnership is a great day to set intention around love, beauty and relating – and maybe intend for a little balance as you prepare for the untrodden and pulse-racing territory ahead. 

 Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

 Jupiter, God of Luck and Expansion, is heading into your 7thHouse of partnership this month. After a year of Jupiter-in-Scorpio taking a fine-toothed comb to your house of work and service (think: relationship and life maintenance), you’re ready to soar from the foundation you’ve created. Jupiter-in-Scorpio (sooo last year) was confrontational and utterly necessary, but now you’ll get an opportunity to have more balance and even be buoyed by helpful people who see at your eyeline. The Sun and Mercury also in that 7thHouse will only add attention to this pivotal area of your chart. This is actually a year to receive, so open to the bounty that Jupiter wants to deliver through playmates as well as an attunement to creating beauty and balance all around you. A Full Moon in your sign on November 23rdis a great day to step into the limelight. 

 Cancer (June 20th– July 22nd) 

 Jupiter is moving out of fellow-water sign Scorpio and your 5thHouse of love affairs and recreational highs and into growth-loving Sagittarius and your 6thHouse of work. Jupiter-in-Sagittarius will provide big, bawdy, can-do energy to this pragmatic house that loves nothing more than to get one’s health and house in order. You’re likely ready to put the kibosh on the telenovela drama (although possibly quite fun and sexy this past year), and start putting some more thought and effort into what actually makes your daily life hum. Growing your capacity to take care of yourself and in turn others may involve out-of-the-box solutions and trying a bunch of things before settling on a routine that is good fit for you. You might even want to hire a personal assistant to keep up with your big goals this year so that your life is not taken up by the admin that you need to keep your high-profile clicking. The other big news is that the transiting North Node, the North Star of our chart guiding us towards fulfillment, is moving into your sign on November 6th. This means all qualities Cancer – the nurturing, heart-centered, tribal den mother – will be the marquee qualities and ones at which you shine. This is the year to step into being a super Cancer, which may involve getting that home in order so you can churn out the work you do with a clear head and open heart. 

 Leo (July 23rd– August 22nd) 

 Jupiter is moving into friendly fellow fire sign Sagittarius and your 5thHouse of raucous good times. The 5thHouse cover love affairs, but it’s also the fun house, and let-it-all-hang-out Jupiter will help you grow as a storyteller, a lover and an all-around fun hog. With Jupiter here from November 8thuntil December of 2019, there’s no need to rush anything, but start paying attention to where you’ve held yourself back (if at all) in the love and creativity department. The root of the 5thHouse is joy, and sometimes we have get out of our own way to experience more pleasure. Be willing to disintegrate some of the Leonine pride and commitment to “looking the part” and dive into the experience – whether it be to a live audience or your playmate d’ jour. Yes, Mercury is going retrograde in this same house, from November 15thuntil December 6th, but that may just mean getting closure with an ex-lover or friend and/or re-visiting a past project to clear it for the next step. 

 Virgo (August 23rd– September 21st)

 Your planet-in-crime Mercury is going retrograde making for the usual stew of delays and mishaps but not too worry. Things tend to slow down for a reason, and this traffic jam seems to be happening in your Fourth House of roots, family and home. The good news is that Jupiter, manifesting planet of dumb luck and good fortune, is taking up residence in this same Fourth House starting November 8th(until December of next year!). So your luck is changing – or at least moving houses (aka fundamental areas of life experience). Now is the time to seed intentions around your home and nearest and dearest faces and spaces. This can benefit children, neighbors and offer more than a sprinkle good luck on a move or home purchase. The 4thHouse represents the deepest (sometimes hidden) parts of ourselves, so with Jupiter here you’re set to experience inner blessings and really call upon that root of faith that all things are possible. Likely, your home and family – in what form that takes – will be a source of fun and expansion this year. Action-planet Mars will be moving into your 7thHouse of relationship starting November 15th, so partners – business or romantic – take on a larger share of your attention as well. However, the nice thing about the 7thHouse is that you can rest your brain and let others present opportunities. You’re in good position this month and into December to practice courting and deciding of which opportunities are worth your inimitable attentiveness and ability to get the job done. 

 

Libra (September 22nd– October 22nd)

 Venus has headed back into your sign making for a couple more weeks of that Venusian-glow and sociability. Granted, the planet of love and relating has been retrograde, so don’t be surprised if what’s NOT working in a relationship has come up as much as what IS working. It seems to be all in service of inviting in a deeper experience with another, which of course always begins with a reckoning of self. Loving yourself first, in all the glory and messiness, is a key ingredient in creating the sort of romance that lasts. On November 16th, Venus goes direct and likely you’ll have cleared some cobwebs and be ready to enjoy new possibilities within an existing relationship 0r a new one. Lucky Jupiter is changing his tune, hopping into wildfire Sagittarius and your 3rdHouse of communication and commerce. What does this mean for this upcoming year? Bu-say! It can also be a prolific time, and one in which your mind is stretched, inspired and twitterpated by new ideas, books, podcasts and people. You’ll want to be in the mix and stimulated by company and information. Lucky Jupiter is here from November 8thall the way until December of next year – so pace yourself. Your social graces will be in full swing and it seems everybody wants an appointment. Celebrate something on the Full Moon of November 23rdin fellow-air sign Gemini and seed intention on November 7thespecially around a money-related wish. 

 October 2018 Horoscopes for Actors

A little spooky cosmic weather makes Shocktober go down with a few appropriate head spins. Mercury isn’t going retrograde, but Venus is – sending us back to the forgotten places of our love script, the shadowy depths of our relationships and others trigger points we dare not touch. Considering Venus will also be in the depth-plumbing sign of Scorpio – think intense attraction/repulsion, transformation, and the dark itself – this one should be interesting. As with all retrogrades, this is an “opportunity” (think positive, Abraham Hicks disciples!) to clear old baggage and make room for new layers of relating. An existing relationship could transform, secrets can out or even old attractions/repulsions can return to test our commitment to neutrality. Is it really over? In most annals of astrology, beginning a new relationship during the Venus retrograde is the only thing that’s NOT recommended. Or if it does, it may be for a quickie karmic clean-up, so don’t get too attached. What is recommended: facing the fear and uncertainty with courage, feeling it all, telling the truth and allowing things to change as nature intended. No, it will not destroy happy relationships – but it may deepen them and challenge the couple to face things together, rather than retreat to their individual caves. Scorpio is about intimacy after all, and sharing…like everything (money, sex, fantasies). It’s not always comfortable. The Sun is in Libra most of the month (until enters like a wrecking ball into Scorpio on October 23, followed the next day by the Sun opposing unpredictable Uranus the following day) so our collective attention is geared towards finding balance, harmony and beauty in our lives amidst the Scorpionic drama and a few blind curves. As with everything, we wouldn’t appreciate the highs, if we weren’t brought to our knees once in a while. Happy Halloween!

For the full skinny, be sure to read your Sun and Rising sign.

Libra (September 22nd – October 22nd)

Happy birthday, Libras! Your new year wishes are best planted on a lovely New Moon in your sign on October 8th, but feel free to get in the mood for a month of celebration and attention before that. You’re in a great place to take an eagle-eyed view of what you’ve created in the past year, and decide what’s next. Finances look good with Jupiter amplifying earning potential in your 2nd House. It’s true, your ruling planet – Venus – is going retrograde (see horoscope overview), which can have you re-visit contract negotiations and the heretofore taboo subjects in relationship – unless you’re always 100% transparent. With Pluto hanging tight in your 4th House of Family and Roots, change at the deepest level continues. You’ve been very focused on security and Pluto, as well as Saturn, here is letting you know what needs your attention (Finances? Property? Family?) While it is in retrograde, Venus does enter your sign with showbiz timing on October 31st. I don’t care what direction Venus appears to be orbiting, it’s always a good influence in your sign. Shake the money tree, plug any leaks in your spending and enjoy empowering yourself this month – especially when it comes to self-worth and finances. A Full Moon on the 24th in your House of sex, death and transformation promises to bring things to a head – enjoy the denouement.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

A lot going on for you this month, Scorpio! For one, alluring Venus is in your sign (September 9th – October 31st) putting love and intimacy on the marquee. Yes, Venus does go retrograde on October 5th so you may be due for a blast from the past, or some sort of re-frame with current relationships. It’s definitely a time where relationships will be tested and will reveal themselves for what they truly are. Welcome transformation and embrace the exciting side of uncertainty: anything can happen. On October 9th, busy bee Mercury enters your sign turning the dial up on business correspondence and enlivening your mind and curiosity. This is a month of seeking new information and understanding, so lean into asking questions. While observing behavior is always a better barometer of another’s intent than observing their words, you’ll be in a good position to use both to form conclusions. Your signature intuition and gut feelings offer a good balance to this investigative spirit buoyed by chatty Mercury. Things that were heretofore hidden from you will come to the fore if you allow a little space. Look forward to the Sun moving into your sign on October 23rd and amplifying your charisma, energy and confidence.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

Venus – planet of love and relationships – is hanging out in your 12th House of surrender which is as vague as it sounds. It’s actually a time of cleansing relationships and your orientation to others; if there’s any self-defeating patterns or way you’ve been giving too much of yourself for others, this is a time to restore balance. Also, if you’ve been giving too little of yourself, you could also feel the sting at this time. This is a good time to take a step back and seeking some peace and quiet. You’ll want to open to a spiritual kind of romance, whether that’s a shared walk in the woods with your hubby or taking time to draw a bath and spend more time convening with your own soul. You may not be feeling as exuberant as usual, but honor this time as building block to a strengthened foundation. There’s no clear path to intimacy this month, and independent Sags may feel a little more vulnerable and uncertain when it comes to meeting their own and others’ needs. Nature is always a great balm for this rugged soul, so take some intentional space to arrive at the truth about how you really feel about someone. You’ll be feeling more verbal next month, as Mercury – planet of all things communication – moves into your sign on Halloween. Set intentions around your most cherished dreams on the New Moon of October 8th. It’s in the 11th House of community and future plans, so see where fresh ties and groups of people may help you get there a lot faster than going it alone. Indeed, it’s community this month, not necessarily one-on-one, where you’ll really shine.

Capricorn (December 21st – Jan 18th)

Good news first: Pluto is turning direct after a long retrograde in your sign and this could translate as a powerful step in a forward direction. Meanwhile, Venus goes retrograde which hangs a looming question mark over all our relationships. Starting October 5th, the planet of love and relationship slows its roll and internalizes our deepest, darkest questions around emotional commitments. This sort of emotional magnifying glass can be unnerving to earthy Caps who feel more comfortable finding their footing in work. However, this is an opportunity to unearth patterns and really take a look at how we are participating and creating every relationship around us. It can be a time of break-through, but as we know from observing Mercury retrogrades, it can feel like a confounding, if near comic, struggle for a bit. Since Venus in Scorpio is bringing the transformation to your House of Helpful People, Hopes and Dreams, there could be a deep cleansing around your future direction and who will help you get there. This portends an opening, but you’ll have to be real honest with yourself about who you see as part of your journey for the next phase, as others may be similarly giving you side-eye. At the end of the day, we just want what’s best for us and others, so an attitude of loving non-attachment works best during this time. As they say, if it’s yours …

Aquarius (Jan 19th – Feb 18th)

Mars continues to charge through your sign, only this time in direct motion, until November 15th. While Mars can be feisty and provocative, it also imbues you with energy and verve to move forward and not accept no for an answer. Assertiveness is in full swing, and the next month will be punctuated by delightful leaps and charismatic expression. The Venus retrograde beginning on October 5th makes for an interesting and coincidental transit. In your 10th House of Career, it could feel like you’re getting mixed messages. Two steps forward may be accompanied by a step back. This is a good time to reflect on how you’re projecting yourself on the world stage, regarding your public persona, brand and choices that broadcast things about who you are. There may be something that is not a fit anymore, and Venus retrograde can aid and abet in transitioning away from public personas that aren’t an authentic expression of who you’ve become. A New Moon in fellow air sign Libra on October 8th is a great time to seed intentions around 5th House themes of children, creativity and fun.

Pisces (Feb 19th – March 20th)

The action for you really starts towards the end of the month when the Sun enters fellow water sign Scorpio (joining seductive Venus, Mercury and Jupiter!). All in your 9th House of new horizons, you may feel a sense of liberation after the soulful intensity and self-analysis you may feel you’ve been enduring lately. A trip may be in order or something else which provides a bookend to your introspective investment. The Venus retrograde in this 9th House may be asking for a review of long-held beliefs, and if coupled, a shift in approach to the traditions of relationship. Contraction may have to be experienced before exploring new ways of being together, including what feels adventurous and enlivening as opposed to structured and routine? With “shared values” being high on the list for a twosome’s compatibility and longevity, this could be a time where you really get clear on what your values are in relationship, and determine if you’re being true to them. A New Moon on October 8th in harmonizing Libra is a good time to tune into your needs around intimacy – and if changes to need to be discussed, to initiate a dialogue. The 24th may be big surprises for everyone, so the more open you can be at month’s beginning increases the likelihood that those surprises tilt in the delightful, over unsettling, direction.

Aries (March 21st – April 19th)

The New Moon on October 8th in coupling Libra sews a seed of peace and an opportunity to soften and beautify an important relationship. This can include the one with your home as this Sun/Moon connection in Libra can inspire your heart to seek beauty and balance not only with people, but the spaces you inhabit. Romance will be in the air over these couple days, so do whatever it takes to amplify the mood and magnetize harmony. Transformation through time and contemplation continue to be major themes this month as your 8th House of beginning and ends is alive with planets – Jupiter, Venus, Mercury and after the 23rd, the Sun. This all seems to be in an effort to bring more balance into your life. So if something is weighing too heavily on your psyche and needs to re-negotiated or dropped altogether, this is a month it may show itself. Eighth House transits can be confrontational, usually on an unseen, inner level, but it is to make you aware of what you want through really feeling what you don’t. There may be something in the ether waiting for your forthright decision – and if you don’t listen to its whispers, it will make sure you hear in other ways until you get the message. Something around your career is ready to shift, specifically in regard to the seriousness with which the community perceive you, as Pluto is now direct and giving you its full attention. You just have to believe you're worth of it. It’s time to stand for something – and with Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn here – this can be communicated through the quiet dignity, clear goals, and the strength to stick to your terms.

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

A Full Moon in your sign conjoining electrifying Uranus on the 24th definitely sends a buzz of excitement to you this month. The sure-footed Taurus character may be acting uncharacteristically Aquarian as planet of the unexpected – Uranus - retrogrades to the beginning degrees of your sign. A thrilling opening chapter to what this 7-year transit is all about should keep you and everyone else on their toes. What usually accompanies a Uranus transit is a certain restlessness that ends up placing you in unexpected and expansive situations that bring out new, heretofore hidden sides of your character. Be ready for the new and embrace change with gusto. In other parts of the sky, Venus, your ruling planet, is slowing its roll and making you do a double-take of emotional commitment, specifically in one-on-one partnerships. Parts of agreements, spoken or not, may have to evolve to fit the needs of both partners. This will come to a head the 3rd week of the month, but it certainly need not be disastrous; quite the opposite, it could feel like the elephant was allowed to leave the room and you can sit back and enjoy each other. If single, relationships could enter and exit so quick, you’ll wonder if it was even real. Age-old advice around beginning a relationship during a retrograde is don’t, at least not with expectations of longevity. The caveat to this is existing or pre-existing relationships – which began before the retrograde.

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

No planets are in your sign, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be action! Your 6th House of work and health is packed this month – especially the latter end, as Jupiter, Mercury and Venus ensure you’ll have plenty of business to take care and life to organize. Focus on immediate commitments now and cementing a productive groove; the freedom this discipline creates will pay off later. You’ll likely enjoy what you’re doing with beneficent Jupiter and Venus here – although with the Venus retrograde, don’t be surprised if you find you have to let go of a task or two in order to spend more time doing what you real love on a soulful level. Venus retrograde can offer a healthy shake-up and ensures your time and energy are being used wisely, not only for the sake of efficiency but for your health as well. This is month to focus and not have to get lost in extremes or do things that exhaust you on any level. The Sun in fellow air sign Libra is sending supportive beams all month balancing out your personal workload, and giving your delightful opportunities to let off steam and express yourself. October 8th is the New Moon and great time to feel into this energy and resolve to enjoy romance, even as other commitments may be shifting.

Cancer (June 20th – July 22nd)

It’s your home and intimate space that gets some special love and attention with the New Moon in your 4th House of Family and Roots, setting the stage from October 8th to October 24th. A new energy is ready to enter, whether that’s enhancing the décor or cultivating a greater sense of belonging where you are. With Uranus opposing the Sun in Scorpio on October 24th, this could culminate in an exciting, if unexpected, piece of news. Uranus is at the cusp of your House of Hopes and Dreams and can help usher in new community that supports your creative goals. The Venus retrograde offers a further wild card, ceasing some relationships perhaps to make room for others. That’s not a hard-fast prediction, but a Venus retrograde can act as a fine-toothed comb over our entanglements with others. With Venus transiting your 5th House of love affairs, recreation and creativity – things may take a circuitous route that doesn’t allow logic as much as intuition. This could be a time of re-defining what fun means to you, what commitments you’re ready to make and zooming way out to see the grand vison of your life can help you make those determinations.

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

Red hot Mars continues in your 7th House of relationships which may serve up passion as much as conflict depending how you – and an important other – channel this assertive energy. The focus seems to be on compatibility with the New Moon on October 8th in harmonizing Libra setting the intent of this month’s game. However, with Venus in retrograde in your 4th House of family, home and roots, expect to get to the heart of the matter even if it takes some negotiating which could make you feel vulnerable. Anytime Leo gets a chance to work on their shadow – which is usually served up as pride – it can be a good thing in the long run. This is actually the last month for the foreseeable future that the North Node (the guiding light of Zodiac pushing us forward) is in your sign, encouraging you to be your full expressive, creative and courageous self. Of course this doesn’t end when the North Node enters Cancer next month, but it may feel like this is final exams month and you’re asked to account for all you’ve learned over the past couple of years. Have you been to true to yourself and your desires? Have you demonstrated your natural authority with generosity of spirit and integrity? This may be your chance to indeed shine, but don’t expect to know all the answers in the relationship department as Venus retrograde has its own divine timing and your strength is sometimes best demonstrated in loving silence until things become more clear (closer to Thanksgiving).

Virgo (August 23rd – September 21st)

The October 8th New Moon lights up your House of Money and begs an intention this month around peace and stability. Your ruling planet Mercury (still direct – yay!) will move from Libra to Scorpio on October 9th and sharpen your powers of communication and concentration. You may want to be more aware of how you’re coming across – as Mercury in Scorpio in the 3rd can be pretty intense – even if you’re just sticking to the facts. This is a great time to diffuse some of that mental spotlight into your journal, or even intense scene work that gives you full license to use your emotional bandwidth. Having honest communication, especially around an important relationship, may test your mettle. The Venus retrograde this month (from October 5th to November 16th) is also in this 3rd House of Communication amplifying this theme around how you process information and deliver it to others. It may be a busy time, and don’t be surprised if siblings play a more dominant role. You’ve been in a purposeful mood, with serious Saturn and Pluto in your 5th House of Fun, and if you’ve been overly cautious about relationships or expressing yourself, the exciting Sun-Uranus opposition towards month’s end (exact October 24th) could offer some drama and opportunity worthy of a journal entry or two. In the meantime, you’re paying extra sharp attention and being especially discerning – just let yourself off the hook for what you can’t control (which may feel like a lot with Neptune opposing your sign), and enjoy getting back to balance this month.

September 2018 Horoscopes for Actors

*As seen on Backstage Magazine online

We all get the invitation to hold our feet to the fire in September, after having experienced all the challenges, transformation and reframes we were offered through the hot and challenging Mercury/Mars (and every other planet) retrogrades of August. We can’t shrug and say “we don’t know” anymore it seems, because the planets stuck our nose right into the pungent wake-up call (when and if you needed one!). We may still have some cosmic PTSD, but it looks as if the planets are conspiring to help us ground down this month offering a generous helping of sense-and-sensibility Virgo. With ponderous, mystical Neptune opposing the Virgo Sun (Mercury and New Moon), it softens the Virgo hyperdrive and reminds us we still have to be sensitive and slow down and star gaze once in a while. Venus shifts into willful and smoldering Scorpio and the productive trifecta of Mercury, Mars (and soon Saturn) are direct and in their full power to steam ahead. We’ve had enough with the non-linear, free fall and Virgo promises to get our heads back in the game and reward us for diligence and cooperation. Our ability to analyze information, strategize and lay some track on a stronger foundation is the opportunity this month. Brick by brick, bird by bird. It may feel a little like you’re going back to school which could conjure up some Trapper-keeper-shopping excitement. Whatever gets you inspired for the work!

For the full skinny, be sure to read your Sun and Rising sign.

Virgo (August 23rd – September 21st)

Happy late/early birthday Virgo! Two-thirds of this month belongs to you as the all-powerful Sun lights up your 1st House of Self-Expression. It’s a new solar cycle, which coincides with newfound confidence and a refresh of direction. Not only is Mercury and Mars out of retrograde (thank Heavens!), but Mercury enters your sign on September 5th (until September 21st) making this a busy month of work correspondence, social appointments and meetings of the mind. If you’re feeling especially tuned in and turned on, you are! A great day to set your intention into motion is on or around September 9th with the fertile New Moon in your sign begging for a clear and feel-good wish for the year. Both Venus (love and money) and Jupiter (luck and expansion) light up your 3rd House of communication so it seems, like it or not, that you are meant to get out there and socialize. Have your goals close to your heart as it’s in the most mundane of encounters that magical connections are made for you. Yes, there! This is definitely a month to put your game face on and talk the talk.

Libra (September 22nd – October 22nd)

Until September 9th you’re in the good-hair daze of a Venus transit through your magnetic, coupling sign, so enjoy every last bit of it. In a lot of ways this month, there is the green light to move forward in all your affairs, although I’d recommend being a little cautious and not biting off more than you can chew. Your ego may tell you to go-go-go but make sure your heart is on board. With the Sun and Mercury taking up residence in the sweet drifting space of your 12th House (the Sun bursts into the 1st House on the 22nd) you need to create some space around that to-do list and really tune in to what you have time for and what just feels like a burdensome “should.” A 12th House solar transit can often be a time of letting go an old cycle and resting. With energetic Mars in Aquarius and your 5th House of love affairs, one thing you do have energy for is romance and recreation. So let yourself off the hook if you’re feeling spacey and grant yourself permission to get 50 shades of f-ed up. When Mercury and the Sun enter your 1st House after September 21st, you can put all those brilliant thoughts into motion. In the meantime, do a lot of journaling and perhaps try your hand at some romance writing/reading/missive-writing.

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

The pie slice of life that is begging for your attention is your 11th House of future hopes and dreams, as well as the people that help you get there. In a word, networking! This is also a time, with the Sun, Mercury and New Moon (September 9th) in that future-envisioning 11th House to take an eagle-eye perspective of progress made and shoot some arrows of intention if any course correction is needed. Eleventh House transit are great times to hook up with our tribe, and it may have changed a bit so don’t be afraid of endeavoring to connect with people that truly inspire you and your new future vision. Venus is moving into your sign and your 1st House on September 9th (same day as the New Moon, so put some stars on it) and networking will be given some pixie dust that will magnetize others in your direction. Yes, Jupiter is still making your astrology’s angel this year, although you have to meet that opportunity halfway and show up big where your desires lead you. This is not the time to smolder in mysterious isolation. Lastly, your ruling planet, Pluto, is one of the last retrograde hold outs – so get ready for a power surge when the Lord of transformation and personal power goes direct on September 30th. Until then, there’s plenty to focus on and you’ll be a hard presence to ignore if you get thee into the mix.

Sagittarius (November 22nd – December 21st)

Mars and Saturn going direct after a long retrograde in your House of Finances can get you paid, or at least make your prodigious energies towards security show results now. If you felt in a cycle of confusion, that is clearing now. The month really starts for you at the New Moon on September 9th joining the Sun in the pragmatic, get ‘er done sign of Virgo. This New Moon lights up your 10th House of career and honors putting you in a good spot to manifest some public acclaim and put that worker-bee buzz into the career spotlight. It’s a great time to see some new beginnings and think about where you fit in the bigger picture. You’ve been so focused on security and cleaning up the financial department (thanks Pluto in the 2nd House), that is seems some blooms start to show on the money and opportunity tree. Values is the big buzz word for you this year with a packed 2nd House ruling our money, our nature and what we truly need to be a stable and adjusted human; yes, a new look for swashbuckling, freedom-loving Sagittarians but you’re wearing it well. However, you’re back to your ol' tricks and great spirits come the Full Moon in Aries on September 24th in your 5th House of love and creativity. Blow off some steam that day and then get back to work.

Capricorn (December 21st – Jan 18th)

Capricorn loves Virgo and Virgo loves Capricorn. Good news, because this month we’re relishing in the stabilizing, welcoming dryness of your fellow earth-sign friend Virgo, bringing out your natural hues. Not only that, a slew of planets go direct untying our tongues, our projects and allowing our leaps of faith to hit the ledge after testing our dedication. You also have the assertive magic of Mars (direct!) charging through your 1st House of personality, sprinkling some fairy dust on your professional drive (not bad for your sex life, either). Set intentions around 9th House themes of travel and spreading your wings into new and exotic experiences, with the New Moon (September 9th) and Sun here (until September 22nd). You may be itching to take a walk on the wild side, albeit with a practical edge. Mental health trip? Traveling to research a part? Kung Fu? You’re in the mood to shoot some new intentions into the ether and best to do it while you have the swagger of Mars here (until September 10th). The Sun enters your career house on September 22nd, giving you a full month in the most elevated house of the Zodiac to broadcast what you’ve been learning behind the scenes.

Aquarius (Jan 19th – Feb 18th)

As promised, Mars re-enters Aquarius on September 10th and offers you an energetic push and a go-go-go mentality until November 15th. Projects that you left for dead or hit a snag, may re-enter now with obstructions having been cleared, as if my magic. Make sure to take some restful breaks as to not exhaust yourself and then miss out on the primal instinct to surge forward in love or business. Mars likes risks and doesn’t take no for an answer, so permission to be a little less cerebral and a little more commanding this month. Also, anything that gets you sweaty can positively affect other areas of your life, not to mention being a healthy outlet for any pent-up tension from the hair-pulling retrogrades of August. The Sun and New Moon of September 9th suggest that energy may be best used towards intimate partnerships, shared financial investment and agreements of all kinds. Your 8th House of intimacy is lit up and it seems you want to take a fine-tooth comb through your contracts, personal and otherwise. You’ve got a bit of the Erin Brockovich vibe this month so follow your instincts and make sure you’re understanding the facts correctly, whether it’s your Oscar Healthcare Policy or your agency contract.

Pisces (Feb 19th – March 20th)

The Sun and this month’s New Moon light up your romantic 7th House of relationship in the attentive sign of Virgo. If relationships have thrown you a bit of a learning curve ball, things seem to even out this month and you’re in a good position to receive attention and honors for your fastidious and superb efforts to relate to confounding humans. The Sun in the 7th House offers some people support, and with the planets clicking out of retrograde, lots of areas stand to clear and improve this month. It actually may be about doing less not more, especially after September 10th when vigorous Mars floats into the 12 House and you’re best dedicating your physical energy to spiritual pursuits or things that feel chillaxing. You also have go-with-the-flow Neptune in your sign, so you’ve definitely been learning to roll with the punches (insert more metaphors for going downstream here). Follow the spirit of Lao Tzu: “Muddy water, let stand, becomes clear.” This is a time to engage your imagination and allow your vision to be supported through only taking steps as you’re guided. Of course, you have to quiet down to hear “the voice,” but it is definitely trying to reach you.

Aries (March 21st – April 19th)

This month is about getting back to work and self-care after perhaps the joyful, if bumpy, ride of last month. Your body is likely speaking you and it may even be telling you to slow down and re-acquaint yourself with rituals and routines that get your system humming again. You’re also wanting to refine and fine-tune some recent decisions whether it concerns a new relationship or creative pursuit, taking a bit more of a pragmatic eye across the board. It’s not all work, and no play – sultry Venus joins Jupiter in your 8th House of intimacy and ratchets up a personal investment, where you’ll have to get clear if you want to escalate or get out! Either could make for good soap opera with the sign of Scorpio involved. The Sun then enters the relationship-oriented 7th House on the 22nd and you’re due for some negotiations or re-negotiations to get loved ones on the same page. Your powers of diplomacy will be at their best after that. A Full Moon in your sign on September 24th promises to be radically self-expressed so plan accordingly; could be a great day to stage a show or try stand-up as you’ll be feeling your oats. In the meantime, it’s a month to get back on track and achieve some much-deserved Zen time.

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

As an earth sign, you benefit from the Sun and New Moon making a supportive angle from fellow earthy Virgo this month (in effect until the Sun goes into Libra on August 22nd). You’ll relish this much-needed shot of stabilizing earth, especially being that you’re still acclimating to the spontaneous thunder and lightning of electric Uranus fresh in your sign (it’s also potentially very exciting, but hardly predictable … and it last for 7 years so buckle in!). With Venus joining Jupiter in your long-term romance house, there’s lots of cosmic wind pushing you towards juicy moments with a partner or at the very least making your aware of your carnal appetites. Someone could seem especially mysterious, but their presence is definitely catching your attention. It’s a ripe time to bring out a different, perhaps more intense, quality to relationship and sexuality – whether in real life or for a part. You’re learning to fly your freak flag a bit more and celebrate yourself. See if you can’t find a balance this month between your beloved comfort zone and trying something completely new. The planets bet that you’ll get away with it. Set goals – especially in the realm of love, enjoyment and self-expression – at the New Moon of September 9th

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

With your ruling planet Mercury direct, joining the Sun and New Moon in your personal 4th House of home and family, you’re focused on domestic affairs and may be feeling a bit more inclined to stay close to the hearth. Of course, the energy of Virgo is a lot about to-do lists so you may be busy fixing odds and ends and getting things back-on-track after the somewhat chaotic free-fall of August retrogrades. Think: cozy with a productive kick? Neptune continues to waft poetic in your 10th House of career imbuing you with a glamorous 1000-yard stare just past camera…you’ll certainly look the part of the free-spirited artist and it’s a great public face for you to wear right now (Goddess-of-the Collective-Unconscious Neptune will be casting its pinkish gauze over your career house until the she changes signs in 2025, so like, no rush). The real focus is on tweaking your inner world and applying thoughtful reflection and refinement so your outer world reflects even the subtlest changes you make to your commitments. Make any domestic-bliss wishes come the New Moon of September 9th. Relationships may be in a learning cycle with Venus (starting September 10th) and Jupiter in your 6th House of work, service and ironing out the kinks. I mean when are relationships not in a learning cycle, but you’re getting a little taste this month of the work that’s necessary to stay connected and keep the passion alive amidst the pungent grind of life.

Cancer (June 20th – July 22nd)

Until the 10th, you’ll have the caffeinated ambition of Mars in Capricorn spurring you on from across the sky. Being direct and practical in relationships is especially favored since Mars has no shame and Capricorn means business. Expect someone to be the same with you. You’ll feel a bit more like bending the rules and coloring outside the lines when Mars moves onto rebellious Aquarius and the 8th House intimacy after the 10th. At months beginning however, use this kick to show people what you got and make your desires known – be it to agent, friend or lover. It seems the planets are calling for a fundamental openness to change and with so much in compatible earth and water signs this month, it shouldn’t be too difficult to get in the flow. The Suns' rays are warming up your 3rd House of Communication and Commerce, and with Mercury out of retrograde, you’re safe to move forward with negotiations and practice your autograph on contracts without fear of retribution. You may be due for a short trip that wakes up the brain and gives you a new vista to enjoy. Local adventures would do as well, but there’s something about being out and about that nets some favorable experiences and contacts. And with Venus moving into your 5th House of love, self-expression and creativity on the 9th, traveling for sheer delight or to see about that out-of-town-cutie could also prove fruitful.

Leo (July 23rd – August 22nd)

The Sun, Mercury (now direct!) and the New Moon of September 9th all vitalize the income sector of your chart and may clarify the where, how and when of finances. Your mind may turn to rather pragmatic matters which could be a relief with all the wheeling drama and double-takes of last month. It’s time to start moving forward in practical ways with the all the big ideas you’ve birthed. Perhaps the question is how to monetize your talent and projects, and before that decide what your number is? Virgo is very dollars and sense and it’s a big piece of this month’s puzzle coming together so don’t run from your inner CPA! Your 7th House of relationship will be awoken when red-hot Mars in cool-as-ice Aquarius enters this territory on September 10th. You may be entertaining new suitors or your current suitor may be showing up a little more energetically. Expect some friendly overtures at the very least. Of course, the Cosmos are all about you stepping into your power (North Node in Leo) and only entertaining relationships that truly support your vision and make you feel like an even better version. All that glitters isn’t gold and Mars in the 7th can certainly glitter and then split, but as long you’re having fun in the meantime, consider alpha-energy partners as good foreplay.

August 2018 Horoscopes! 

As seen on Backstage Online

The Sun shines in Leo until August 23rd, giving us all a little extra impetus to be powerfully self-expressed and step into what makes us happy. We’ve definitely been on a bit of a circuitous route lately, what with all the retrogrades (Mars, Mercury, Saturn, Pluto, Oh my!) Like Winston Churchill reminds, “if you’re going through hell, keep going.” The retrogrades (and eclipses) have been whipping us around but there is method to their apparent madness, so stay present as things are just getting cleared to create space.  Whenever we are betwixt eclipses (now!), a portal is being opened that stirs us up our excitement and fear. We have more openings for growth in August, having survived the ride of July, and the good news is that Mercury goes direct August 19thand Mars follows suit on August 27th. Woo Woo! 

For the full skinny, be sure to read your Sun and Rising sign. 

Leo (July 23rd– August 22nd) 

 Happy Birthday, Leo! This is YOUR time…YOUR time (Goonies, anyone?) You may be feeling asked to believe in the impossible and step into things that rely on your incredible confidence. Of course, fear is being triggered with that the pull of the South Node (conjunct Mars) reminding you of old contracts with people and ways of asserting yourself (or not), that don’t feel satisfying. The real power here is in engagement and being willing to stir things up. Leo’s can get very wrapped up in how they are perceived by others, but they have to be willing to break some eggs in relationships which…wait for it…can end up making a delicious omelet. 

With a ton of energy (the Sun, North Node and Mercury) in your 1stHouse of self-expression, your persona is getting a makeover and you’re in the process of telling the Universal hair dresser what you want.  With all the retrogrades, it’s not expected to be a perfect process. But this is your time to reflect of what you WANT and put in your order. That may disrupt some things. Just keep betting on yourself and lean into what feels truly energizing (even if it’s scary and you feel like you’re going out on the tiny branches). The New Moon/Eclipse of August 11th is especially powerful for you. Plant a seed, watch it grow, next thing you know … (fill in the blank). 

Virgo (August 23rd– September 21st)

The Sun is headed your way Virgo, entering your incredibly capable sign on August 23rd.  In the meantime, not only the Sun but pesky Mercury retrograde float in the 12thHouse of your chart, suspending some of the action so you can practice surrendering and enjoying the juicy mystery of life.  Being in neutral isn’t your favorite gear, but it has its benefits; namely, to laugh at how little control we have over some things. Also, the luscious magnetism of Venus gives you a good ribbon-cutting for August so enjoy her for that first week, until she floats into your 2ndHouse of income on August 6th.  The South Node and Mars in your House of Work is putting on some heat, getting you in touch with your frustration around what feels like a burdensome responsibility but also opening reminding you to envision future possibilities. All change requires some faith and magical thinking and leaning into that may curry just the favor you need to get clear on next steps.

The real pull this month is towards your 12thHouse (Sun, Mercury, North Node – and that New Moon Eclipse!), putting you in the unknown a bit and asking where you can let go; a great space for the malleable actor. Jupiter, the lucky planet, is being energized in your 3rdHouse – which means following your curiosity with any digging and research will likely turn up gems. Getting in touch with your subconscious through writing or really anything creative impulses is incredibly transportive. You’re washing off the dirt before the more focused Virgo phase of next month. Keep the faith and know where to drop the act so the Universe can fill you. 

Libra (September 22nd– October 22nd)

Venus heads your way Libra, entering her home turf on August 6thboosting not only your hunger for sweetness and harmony (not to mention money) but also your abilities to generate just that. And thankfully so, this month is no cakewalk. Mercury is in retrograde, joining the pack of other retrograde planets, making it just about inevitable that we’ll have to face up to whatever we’ve been avoiding so we can move forward with more clarity and ease. Venus in your sign will do some of this work for you, making your efforts at diplomacy well-received. With some volatile cosmic weather that first week (Mars square Uranus), don’t be surprised if you’re thrown off balance. Libra is not about keeping peace at all costs but an ability to see things from different angles and be willing to be a bridge in conflict. You can only do your part however. You are being given a powerful opportunity to step into new circles of influence and network, although the gravity of the past to re-ignite arguments or create drama for drama’s sake (unless you’re getting paid), will be on the table as a choice (South Node conjunct Mars retrograde in the 5thHouse). You’ll be able to see where you over-do it in the 5tharena of appetites (sex, love, rock-n-roll) … and how to more positively seek attention and connect to the larger world…which appears to need you right now.  Get out there and mingle around the New Moon of August 11thwhere the confluence of an eclipse magnetizes a new chapter in the life. 

 Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

 Your 10thHouse of Career and Status is lit up this month not only by the Sun’s transit through confident Leo but a powerful New Moon eclipse here as well (on August 11th). The Universe is giving you a sort of publicity re-set in the public eye so make the most of it. Chances are you’ll be heard and seen on a larger scale. Mercury in retrograde floats in this powerhouse as well, so keep an eye out for how to capitalize on past relationships and you may hear from groups and organizations you long thought dead, if you haven’t already. Jupiter direct in your First House of persona has been inviting in an entirely new cycle of energy and giving you a chance to show up in a totally new way. If others find you unrecognizable or if you find yourself laughing at old versions of yourself, congratulations! You’re peeling away surface layers to exhibit more of your bad-assery. This month, even through the confusion and intensity of these crazy retrogrades, your courage and expansiveness is showing itself to the world through your professional status and offering to the world.  Have some fun. 

Sagittarius (November 22nd– December 21st)

Your 9thHouse of Travel and Adventure is lit up this month by the Sun’s passage through Leo. You may feel like taking all of August for a holiday, although be aware that with Mercury, Mars, Pluto and Mars in retrograde, you’ll have to be flexible and let a trip take you where it needs. Uranus joins the team of other retrograde planets on August 7th, stirring up some surprises and angst around side gigs, routines and even health. You’re being prodded to bring change, and remain open, to alternative forms of self-care and it also looks as if you might need a little more space. Whatever it is, it seems as if you don’t want to be under the thumb of anyone but yourself. It’s helpful to get into action this month, especially around asking questions, doing informational interviews and seeing what options are available. A change of scenery may be just the kick you need to get some answers and meet helpful people. Be patient while the big pieces change; with so many planets in retrograde, August may be best spent reviewing, re-framing and even releasing old burdens to make space for more permanent changes next month. 

Capricorn (December 21st– Jan 18th)

First things first; Mars, the planet of action, initiative and sex will retrograde back into your sign on August 12th. This is a key transit for you Capricorn as it will show you where any lack of assertiveness or courage has been stifling breakthroughs. You’re getting a chance to review where anything is in knots and then when the fiery planet turns direct on August 27th, take some bold and decisive actions that set you on a powerful new Mars cycle around the Zodiac. While Capricorns hate confusion and blurry lines, you’ll have to comfortable in some grey area with this months’ heaps of retrogrades. This can be especially hard-hitting around your 2ndHouse of Finances (where Mars travels retrograde until the 12th). Retrogrades are necessary pauses, where the Universe gives us a chance to review what we’ve learned and make sure we’ve really had time to absorb its gravity of the lesson.  For you it can also be reviewing your budget and investments and make sure there’s some attention here. We can of course feel a little stuck, but ultimately it is liberating and helps launch us into the next phase. With the Sun and Mercury retrograde in your 8thHouse of Intimacy and Transformation, you’re doing some inner reconnaissance. Take time to check in with yourself. This might be the month to finally try out one of those sensory deprivation tanks you’ve heard are all the rage.  A lot of your power, although the world may tell you otherwise, is in your silence and inner knowing.  It’s time to re-visit the parts of yourself that needs no one else’s approval beyond your own. 

 Aquarius (Jan 19th– Feb 18th)

Well you get a reprieve from a prodding, hamstrung retrograde Mars in your sign – specifically starting August 12th. You’ve been a trooper with the very active, but internalized, planet entered this hurry-up-and-stew retrograde on June 26th. Of course every other planet is retrograde this month, but you’ll feel a release from pressure mid-month. Mars comes in for the final act, re-entering your sign on September 10thwith the road to your dreams leveled of speed bumps and cleared of wonky obstructions. This time has been infinitely valuable, if frustrating, and you’re getting really clear on what you can and cannot fix. Social Aquarians may not be the best at taking a step out of the limelight but with three planets in your 12thHouse, especially from August 12th– September 10th– you’ll want to marshal your spiritual and creative forces by connecting with something beyond the mundane. This would be a great time for a retreat, vision quest or staycation with some star gazing. Your 7thHouse of Partnership is lit up this month, suggesting that closest loved ones or a business partner may be a big source of the action. Relationships may need some attention with the Sun and that Mercury retrograde shining a spotlight on intimates. The delicate balance of you-time and couple-time may come up, but ultimately, you’re in the mood to absorb the glow of partnering. Set intentions around partnership and receiving the support you need on the August 11thNew Moon Eclipse, and surrender to the twists and turns of all these retrogrades, setting your sight after September 10thfor the denouement. 

Pisces (Feb 19th– March 20th) 

With the Sun, Mercury retrograde and the guiding North Node in your House of Work and Health most of the month, you’ll be in a refreshingly practical mood. You’re exuding the confidence to get your act together, and are willing to do the reps to get there. While it doesn’t sound glamorous, this is the month to look at the nuts and bolts of relationships, your health and any role as a student or apprentice you may be playing. Since long-term security is on the mind, it’s affecting the kind of groups you run with and you may be eclipsing out communities that don’t reflect this focused vision you’re at least working on for your life. Pisces are so good at looking like their enjoying themselves, that people may be confused on where they stand with you. Make sure, whether it’s teachers or friends, that everyone gets your “no” or your “yes.”  You’re wanting to break free of something, and this month is helping you get clear on what that is. In the meantime, pour all that Leo sunshine that’s available to everyone into work, self-care and routines that make you feel good. A juicy Full Moon in your sign on August 26thwill provide the deliverance or at least some juicy epiphanies that have been elusive lately. 

Aries (March 21st – April 19th) 

August’s cosmic weather is the kind that Aries are made for; unpredictable and volatile. Of course it can be difficult to keep your eye on the prize when it feels like things are constantly shifting, but your optimism and spirit will carry you through. Creative opportunities abound and you’d do well to focus your best energy there. Where you may be feeling the tug backward is where Mars and the South Node spin retrograde, which is in the area of friends, communities and the five-year plan. It’s actually best to keep your attention in the moment and focus on what you can do now, and do with a joyful heart.  You feel pressure to “mature” in the eyes of society, or even play the stoic and self-reliant leader on the mountain top who wants to show how far they’ve come. The best vehicle for positive publicity is authentic performance and playing – even if it feels for the moment like it’s not going to go anywhere. Venus in Libra brings a soft and adoring glow to your 7thHouse of Partnership, so you shouldn’t have to go it alone in the romance department. Playfully join with others and you’ll see how your inner state brings positive, if subtle changes, to your persona in the wider world. The 11th(the New Moon) and the 19th(when Mercury goes direct) are key dates to focus on love and creativity. Rely on your strengths of being in the moment and trying things for the sake of just-doing-it. 

 Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

Just when you thought unpredictable, electric Uranus was getting comfortable in your stabilizing earth sign, the planet that seeks liberation from routine turns retrograde (on August 7th) and gives you a pause to get clear on what changes are brewing. This is a huge re-set month, maybe especially for Taurus, who are getting hit with some tense and transformative angles from other retrograde planets like Mercury and Mars. What does this mean? Simply that you’re getting a chance to re-look at your energy investments and plug the leaks. You’re likely in the mood for something new and challenging – although a different type of challenging. Close relationships have been and will continue to provide a mirror to give you a sort of personal progress report. It could be possible that too much attention has be focused outward, and you need to do a little huddle with yourself and loved ones. Uranus in your sign tends to bring some out-of-the-blue set changes so the best advice is to stay open. August may not be as simple as straight-talking Taurus would prefer, but it will save you wasting time in the future. When Mars turns direct on August 27th, you’ll likely get some sort of greenlight to move ahead. In the meantime, beautifying home projects and anything celebratory in your own space brings the needed sparkle to August. 

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

 This Mars retrograde has been sending all of us on a bit of a scavenger hunt, keeping us busy if cerebrally overwhelmed. The assertive planet re-enters your 8thHouse of Intimacy on August 12thand ask you be bold in your conversations and negotiations with others. For the sign that wants to understand everything, August can pull us back into the past, but can also unearth some helpful people and experiences we may have overlooked. The light of Leo (as well as Mercury retrograde) is sending energy to your 3rdHouse of commerce and communication, which amplify business, messaging, meetings and the like, but can also be a source of overwhelm and mix-ups, at least until Mercury goes direct on August 19th. Venus, planet of love and beauty, comes into a supportive trine angle to your Sun on August 6thand helps soften relationships and usher some positive attention and admiration your way.  Trust your communicative gifts and if anything is bothering you in intimate relationships, this is a great time to just be curious and ask about someone else’s experience. It may be totally different than yours! You’re especially open to new information! Include someone else in the conversation –- or at the very least a journal -- if you find you’re getting lost in your own head. 

 Cancer (June 20th– July 22nd) 

 As a Moon-ruled Cancer, you’re very much affected by the lunar phases. This month the Moon is especially influential as we’re being hit by eclipses – signaling fundamental openings and closings. The most recent Full Moon – on the 27thof July – was in your 8thHouse of intimacy, secrets and transformation. Something might have come to a head in close, personal relationship. You’re building or re-building towards the New Moon of August 11thin your 2ndHouse of finances and stability. This is also the house where the bright Leo Sun and Mercury retrograde animate this month, meaning there’s a whole lot of energy available in the money department for you. Money of course can translate as a drive towards embodying our self-worth and committing to confidence that means security not just financially but also personally. Getting out of any drama and staying present are your best allies. Sure, you may have to review some financial decisions or even confidently communicate anywhere the ball may have been dropped, but a new day is dawning in this most security-oriented of houses. The Full Moon Eclipse of August 26thin your fellow-water sign Pisces in your 9thHouse of Travel, the Higher Truth and Lofty Experiences will be an expansive one. In the meantime, stay grounded and let self-confidence magnetize what you deserve – love, work and otherwise. 

July 2018 Horoscopes! 

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July dishes up a hot pile of eclipses and retrogrades just when you thought you had this life handled. The good news is that you’re already in Mars, Pluto & Saturn retrograde, and only have Chiron (the 5th) and Mercury (the 27th) to gird yourself against. Actually the best advice for retrogrades isn’t resistance but attunement and patience. The Cosmos may make it clear, especially with Mars Rx and Mercury Rx (although we won’t start feeling that until mid-month), that the Universe isn’t really concerned with our plans, our to-do lists or our egocentric needs for gold stars or linear paths. We may do best to focus on what is working, which may be wherever Jupiter (going direct on July 10th) lights up your chart. We’ve got two eclipses, which just translate as more monumental, path-altering New and Full Moons, which fall on the 12thand 27t, respectively. The Full Moon of the 27thlooks especially robust and unpredictable; an equal opportunity wake-up call to say hello to a whole new way of living.  It seems everything is trying to cue us in to our tiny blind spots or missteps, so that we can live more consciously and enjoy a richer life.  So invite every struggle with open arms and ask what it is trying to show you. And who knows, it could be a-mazing! 

 For the full skinny, be sure to read your Sun and Rising sign. 

  Cancer (June 20th– July 22nd) 

 With the Sun returning to your part of the Zodiac cruising in your sign until July 22, you have that the “chosen-one” glow about you. This is a great time to re-set and make sure you’ve set your sights high enough for the coming 12 months.  July is definitely a turning point although it can take some energy to stay centered amidst the retrograde chaos. As you lap up the birthday love, even if you decide to keep social engagements intimate and personal in true Cancer fashion, take a mental note of what people love about you. You may find your dream role is less of stretch than you thought. While there are a lot of planets retrograde this month (ahem, Pluto, Saturn, Neptune, Chiron and Mercury soon!), the good news is that the friendliest planet of all – Jupiter, in fellow water sign Scorpio – goes direct of July 10thand lights up your 5thHouse of true love (creativity, fun!) – giving some rocket fuel enthusiasm to this area of your life.  This burst of faith also happens just in time to inspire a big yearly intention of the New Moon in your sign on July 12th.  Dream not just of where you want to be in a year, but how you want to feel – and translate that feeling into a visual you can look at every day. And so it is! 

 Leo (July 23rd– August 22nd) 

 You’ve been enjoying soft and lovely Venus in your sign since June 13thand have her glamorous glow in your sign until July 9th. Don’t fret, while Venus moves on (to your 2ndHouse of money!), the Sun is headed your way to celebrate July-born Leo’s starting on July 22nd. Before that, you may feel a little dreamy or out of sorts as a lot of us do the month before our birthdays, due to the Sun floating through the imaginative, but sometimes enervating 12thHouse of the Zodiac. This is actually an intense month for you Leo, with a flurry of endings and beginnings. Not only is busy Mercury traveling through your sign all month filling up your iCal, but you’re the big winner of the Mercury retrograde which begins July 26th(although be prepared to exercise extra patience and flexibility up to two weeks before that date).  Mars, God of War (sex, passion, energy) is also traveling retrograde through your 7thHouse of committed partnership, giving us astrologers clues that there’s some relationship business to clear up through passionate confrontation of one kind or another. You’re re-setting your love life, and the almighty Cosmos may feel like it’s poking and prodding you to get clear on what you really want.  A Full Moon Eclipse in that 7thHouse on July 26thwill be the icing on top of what looks to be a truly colorful month. 

Virgo (August 23rd– September 21st)

Well Venus is headed your way, due to arrive July 9th, so a summer of love – or at least the sweet and lovable feelings that a Venus transit offers --- will sweeten the pot until August 6th.  While there is a lot of introspection and review this month with 5 planets in retrograde, Jupiter turns direct on July 10thand lights up your 3rdHouse of communication and commerce. Follow the leads that feel promising – even too good to be true -- and do it before the smoke-and-mirrors Mercury retrograde that begins July 26th.  Virgos have definitely been learning to go with the flow and that life is what happens while you make other plans. Uranus, planet of change and the unexpected, is making a refreshing and supportive trine to your Sun (which will last the next 7 years). You don’t need to do anything special to accept the re-boot this planet offers, except be willing to listen. The more you can empty out the old, the lighter you’ll be when Uranus calls on you to leap into the new. In the meantime, use all these retrogrades for a healthy dive into imaginative possibilities and keep putting one foot in front of the other. You’re being tested to trust and celebrate life just as it is. 

Libra (September 22nd– October 22nd)

An extra powerful New Moon eclipse is occurring in your 10thHouse of Career and Public Honors on July 12th, so feel into new leads and sparks of big life changes around that date.  Are you ready for new responsibilities? To show the world a new you? Your 4thHouse of Home and Family has been another big area of focus, where transformational Pluto and tough-as-nails Saturn have been touring. On the deepest level, perhaps out of view from everyone except your closest intimates, you may be undergoing fundamental inner changes. It could feel like the Cosmos are putting your feet to the fire and demanding you take accountability for your life and put in the effort to confront the emotional challenges of maturity. On a lighter note, this transit is also about a deep desire to root and build – be it a literal family or a home. The common theme is security – which starts as an inside job. Who and what can you count on and what is solid about your life that you can relish in the here and now? This year continues to teach you about your investments – emotional and otherwise. Yes, you are the Director of Communications when you walk into the room, but what truly feeds you and how are you showing up for what you value? If changes are needed, it will take courage and tenacity but it seems you are at least in a good enough financial position (thank you, Jupiter in Scorpio in the 2ndthis year), and will have the freedom to act if needed. 

 Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

 With the Sun in a water sign making a supportive angle to your Sun, the first 3 weeks of the July should be buoyed by confidence or at least the propensity to “act as if.” With more than a handful of planets retrograde, probing Scorpios may feel the flashes of an inner psychological X-Ray more than anyone. Being under the cosmic microscope can feel vulnerable and confrontational. However, waaaait for it, lucky Jupiter in your sign goes direct on July 10thproviding an uptick in your enthusiasm and summer possibilities (it has been retrograde since March 8th).  Trust yourself as you’ll be called upon to takes some leaps of faith. A New Moon in watery Cancer on July 12thand your 9thHouse of travel conjures of images of long journey’s over water, although it doesn’t have to be literal travel that broadens your horizons. Whatever you decide to do in July, it seems to require a certain faith and openness. While you may want all the facts and figures together (thank you relentless Saturn and Pluto in your information-sponging 3rdHouse), it seems the biggest pieces fall into place when you take a broad view and remain open to lightning-quick impulses that make you exclaim “Life is beautiful!!!” a la Roberto Benigni. Remember, you only have expansive Jupiter in your sign once every 12 years, so use this “lucky”, growth-oriented energy consciously. Go big. Fail big. Win big. You’re in a rare position to let the Universe know you’re capable of expanding and are willing to believe in the benign forces at work. The outcome is irrelevant! 

Sagittarius (November 22nd– December 21st)

You may find there’s a theme this month around your ability and style of communicating, and finding out where – if any – changes are needed. For one, you have feisty Mars in quirky, independent Aquarius lighting up your communication house which could make for some fiery exchanges, self-expressive flair, and a certain get-to-business vibe. It also is making you more open to new ways of doing things – as your curious to explore and research novel ways of communicating – especially if the old ways aren’t working. Mars is retrograde (since June 26th), which sometimes require that we re-trace past steps, iron out miscommunications and learn or re-learn the best strategies in correspondence. This could be primarily business exchanges, platforms that allow you to share your passionate takes on the state of the world (and keep an eye on those sibling relationships as well). There’s also a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse lighting up this same part of your chart on July 27th, suggesting that something is ready to out so a new quality of openness and honesty can be born.  Attractive Venus enters Virgo on July 9thin your House of Career which bodes well for your public standing – i.e. you’ll look pretty cool to the people “out there,” or a project you’re in may receive some good publicity. Dreamy, spacey, imaginative Neptune continues to remind you to remain flexible and spacious, and give some time to just being still as much as growing (the latter of which you prefer).  Intentions are most powerfully set on the eclipse of July 12thand around themes of intimacy and inner transformation.  

Capricorn (December 21st– Jan 18th)

Get ‘er done Mars continues to blaze in your 2ndHouse of income and stability, imbuing you with a certain magnetism for resources but also firing up your passion to stand in what you’re worth and perhaps brave asking for more. With the assertive planet going retrograde and thus extending its stay in this pie slice of your chart, this theme isn’t going away anytime soon. Trying out new strategies is key with Mars in outside-the-box Aquarius so get to work getting clear on your values and seeing if your energy investments are a match. Remaining stagnant in this area is the only non-option. Since it seems every other planet is going retrograde, let’s focus on where Jupiter is sending pixie dust when the lucky planet goes direct on July 10th. It’s your 11thHouse of hopes, dreams and future plans that’s being fueled – as well as the community of people that help you get there. The 2ndhalf of July through November will be a key time to re-tool the vision for your future and lighten your load by willingly letting go of any heaviness or outdated structures, old dreams or attachments that don’t support your evolution. Don’t underestimate the power of the New Moon Eclipse in your 7thHouse of relationship on July 12thto marinate in your intention for an existing or new romantic partnership. As your values change, especially your self-value, you’ll find it reflected in the people and communities you attract – and easier to say no to any negative hangers-on whether your own or another’s judgement. 

Aquarius (Jan 19th– Feb 18th)

You’re majoring in Mars this month Aquarius, as the robust energy of this God of War blazes through your First House of persona and initiation. The planet is retrograde (June 26th– August 27th), so this can be a time to re-charge and re-set more than tackle an ambitious to-do list. Even so, the ambition to push ahead is there although you may have to really tune in to see where the doors are open for action, and where it’s best to get ducks in a row first and retreat. This can also be a reactive time. Much like when Mercury goes retrograde – and it will on July 26th! – Mars retrograde presents obstacles, only to our physical will power and desires more than breaking our computers. The Universe is really trying to get you clear on where to throw your weight and let you know where your ego is and is not your friend. Mars will bring up the fire and then, as always, it’s in your hands how to respond to these challenges – hopefully in a juicy Mars triumph of celebration, authentic confidence and a strengthening of one’s principles (even if it’s a silent victory).  And for Aquarians, who can tend to value the cerebral over the emotional, passionate Mars is probably good medicine to get you into your body.  The New Moon on the 12this asking for intention in your House of Work (health and service). In cozy, caring Cancer there’s seems to be a cry for balance and self-care. Any heart-centered service or volunteer work would greatly amplifying your well-being if it’s been on the mind. You can’t run from your tendency to do things your own way, but you also aren’t in it totally for yourself. Benefiting the world, being an integral part of community and having your ideas make impact the global community may start with … adopting a kitten (or insert your own cozy fantasy here). 

Pisces (Feb 19th– March 20th) 

You may find all those words which people usually use to describe Pisces – like sensitive, imaginative, open – are especially apt now with Neptune (described by the same qualities) in your sign. The blue planet is retrograde (June 18th– November 24th) which can make for a deeply introspective time which demands consciously spacing out (lest we fall into patters of escapism) and rest. That’s not the whole picture, but just know you’re like a Pisces on steroids right now, so the bandwidth of Piscean qualities are amplified – and should be enjoyed as much as managed. Good astrological medicine if you start feeling too Pisces (over sensitive, over giving, whacked out by energy) is to embrace the opposite sign – which for you is Virgo. So making lists, sticking to routine and being as earthbound as possible could do wonders. There’s some good juju in your 5thHouse of love and creativity, so this month will give you the impetus to have some fun. Not only is the Sun here (through July 21st), but a powerful New Moon Eclipse ushers in a re-set point in this most joyful and expressive house. Jupiter is also shifting direct and thus unleashing enthusiasm and action in your House of Travel. Going to distance lands, or at least playing someone on TV who does would be a wonderful expression of this saucy and adventurous energy you’re enjoying. Just take care to stay grounded! 

Aries (March 21st – April 19th) 

Now that unpredictable Uranus is out of your sign, you might be thanking your lucky stars with your newfound stability. Even so, this month may feel like the 1 step back after the 2 steps forward. Not to fear Aries, you’ve got luscious Venus in supportive Leo sending some love your way and the Sun will join in friendly fire on the 22nd. Jupiter also turning on the luck in your 8thHouse of intimacy – so it seems relationships of the one-on-one variety are getting your best energy. In the meantime, hunker down and see what questions keep popping up or where there’s a need to review what you thought was long-shelved, as several planets slow down to retrograde mode. Your career may feel under a serious microscope as you’re showing the world what you’re made of and it looks to have a rather tough-love vibe going on (Saturn and Pluto in your 10thHouse). Chiron, the “the wounded healer,” goes retrograde in your 1sthouse on the 5thwhich just suggests the mask you wear in the world is undergoing construction, possibly being more careful about your hard-won grit and how able you are to receive constructive feedback. Set intentions around home and family on July 12thand celebrate the somewhat electric Full Moon Eclipse on July 27thwhere big news could affect a partner. 

 Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

It seems the Cosmos are stretching you between the “opposites” of home and family (the 4thHouse) and Career (the 10thHouse). It seems there’s a focus on this axis in July, perhaps the tug of both demands and how this affect your ability to show up creatively. With feisty Mars in your 10thHouse of Career there’s definitely energy and ambition here to showcase your work and get in the game. Mars is retrograde, so this is not necessarily a linear path but it is likely that old projects or communities may resurrect to feed this hunger for public accolades. Mercury retrograde in your 4thHouse could simply translate as a lot of business to attend – fun stuff like broken lightbulbs and wifi issues. Where the bell really tolls for thee – although this is a long-term theme for this year and beyond – is in your 9thHouse of travel, belief systems and faith. It’s as if you’re being forced to review your broad belief system about the world and your place in it … 9thHouse transits stir up our passions, especially about the larger world and the politics that go on within it. You may be feeling the pressure to pick a side or break down your old world view and rebuild. Taurus doesn’t generally like to change their mind once set, but if something not sitting well – you may need to go out there and get more information so you can win the next roundtable discussion with your superior knowledge. 

Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

 After a deep dive into your psyche and deep sexual longings last month, Jupiter turns direct in that petri dish of an 8thHouse and releases some steam on July 10th.  You’ll have a clearer idea on what you, or a partner, has or is willing to offer after that. On July 12th, the New Moon eclipse in Cancer lights up your 2ndHouse of finances begging for a clear and simple intention around what you desire. Put a number on it and know you’re worth it. There’s so many retrogrades this month that it’s important to get in touch with the non-negotiables of our life. Fireworks come later on the Full Moon Eclipse of July 27th, in supportive fellow air-sign Aquarius and your 9thHouse of Travel.  You’ll be feeling adventurous to say the least, so plan on celebrating your wild self or at least make room for the unexpected. If a door slams to a close or whooshes open, trust it. Eclipses are the stuff of great drama. This is also a wonderful time to broadcast your artistry to the world, as you’re naturally projecting a sort of soft and healing presence. With Neptune in your career house opposing Venus exact on July 24th, you’ll be especially magnetic and imaginative but careful to go overboard with illusory thinking or inviting charlatans to your party. You’d do well to keep your wits about you, even under the most alluring (confusing) of cosmic placements. 

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June Horoscopes!

Happy June, everyone! We’re halfway there! We’re under new marching orders from Uranus, planet of the unexpected, officially amplifying change in all things related to Taurus – the earth, sensuality, money and our values. Good medicine for Taurus is usually to keep it simple, but with rebellious Uranus here for the next 8 years, we’re due for revolution and (hopefully!) progress when it comes to this earthy terrain in ourselves, and the world around us. The Sun and Mercury kick us off this month is flirtatious, mentally dexterous Gemini, promising synapses will be firing and our curiosity roused. Yes, Pluto and Saturn continue to pull us back into a mini existential crisis, but when the tensions releases in September, we’ll be all the clearer. Enjoy the new chapter that’s opened this month and allow your strange instincts to lead you forward into the untrodden. Feisty Mars fresh in innovative Aquarius will help light the path. 

 For the full skinny, be sure to read your Sun and Rising sign. 

  Gemini (May 21st – June 20th)

 Happy Birthday, Gemini! You’re in the zone of the Sun returning full circle to its starting point in the Zodiac, ushering in a fresh cycle of energy. The first half of the month (from May 29thuntil June 12th), you’ll have the winged messenger planet Mercury whipping through your sign, upping the ante on appointments and correspondence. It’s a great time to show off your sparkling intellect or put sprinkle your communicative fairy dust into networking and publicity campaigns. You’ll be feeling both more curious and assertive, and with the power of the Sun doubled on your sign, it’s well within your realm to get some answers and clarify where your prodigious energies are needed. Meanwhile Pluto and Saturn continue to retrograde in your 8thHouse of Sex, Death and Other People’s Money, pulling you back into transformative lessons around boundaries and your deepest, sexual self.  With all the infectious buzz of Mercury and everything you’ve learned of late, set clear New Moon intentions on June 13th– which also happens to be in your sign; a powerful month for Gemini indeed! 

 Cancer (June 20th– July 22nd) 

 You’ve been enjoying Venus, planet of all-things-pleasure, cruising through your sign since May 19th. This dopamine-inducing planet will give you that Venusian glow through the 19thuntil she ditches you for Leo. Enjoy that extra spotlight on your lovable charm while she lasts. If anything, the planets always teach us to enjoy the moment and not to get too attached – unless, of course, you’ve found the real thing. After that you enter a more Mercury phase as this busy planet inches close to your Sun, acting like an espresso shot on communication and correspondence. It’s your 7thHouse of partnership that’s been getting the relentless retrograde of Pluto and Saturn, unearthing any beliefs around pairing, trust and compromise that have become antiquated or need to be updated to reflect who you are today (this particular retrograde will last through September, so slow-and-steady wins the race in the team-building department). In short, the world will be giving you ample opportunity to relate and build with others, but be prepared to step outside of your comfort zone and feel vulnerable.  Likely, you’ll be given some roles that reflect this theme. If you’re not at least a little afraid, you may need a juicier part – and what timing with Venus in your sign to ask! The Full Moon of May 28th(in Capricorn directly across from your Sun) should give you something to talk about it. In the meantime, good luck exploring the infinite abyss.  

 Leo (July 23rd– August 22nd) 

 It’s your globally-conscious Eleventh House of future hopes and dreams that is lit up for the first half of the month by the Sun and Mercury, both in the connective, sparkly sign of Gemini.  Reaching out on the worldwide web and social media is the tip of the iceberg. It looks like you’ll have a platform or be inspired to broadcast your unique brand or service to everyone in the rafters. Getting by with a little help from your friends is also in the cards – and you’ll be hungry to meet some movers and shakers heading in a similarly upward direction. You’ll have June 13thto look forward do, on and after which Venus – planet of love and beauty – will be touring your magnanimous sign (until July 9th). Another thing to keep in mind is red-hot Mars is fresh in your 7thHouse of relationship serving up a somewhat eclectic sampler platter of lovers or business partners, that could be as vitalizing as they are triggering. Either way, it seems you are meant to forge some new connections for purposes you may be unaware of at the time. Stay open and keep your larger purpose in your mind’s eye. 

Virgo (August 23rd– September 21st)

Your relationship with your creativity, as well as your ability to play seems under review with Saturn and Pluto retrograde in your 5thHouse of creativity and love affairs. The 5thHouse is the house of the actor, and you’ve got some heavy hitters here that seems to be asking some tough questions about self-responsibility and self-empowerment. It may be that your ego needs the boost of achievement, but the planets are demanding that your quest is about more than just seeing your name in lights. The pride of a job well done, even if no one knows about it (yet), has shot to the top of your values or at least is trying to get there. You’re learning that all the other stuff … the external trapping of fame ... are just icing, and ephemeral at that. Your big payout is your personal investment and the exhale of personal contentment for delivering the goods. And the more fun you can have while you work, so the two become inextricably linked, the better. It just so happens that the Sun and Mercury are lighting up your 10thHouse of career the first half of the month, so world-famous storyteller is a role you’ll easily step into – whether that’s with a group of friends or on stage. 

Libra (September 22nd– October 22nd)

The Sun, Mercury and Mars are all in fellow air-signs offering some supportive winds this month and putting some loose ends in place. Feisty Mars in your 5thHouse of fun and creativity is particularly stirring up the pot in romance giving you an opportunity to take a walk on the wild side, whether in your real or imagined life. With a New Moon in air-sign Gemini on June 13th, you’d do well to set some intentions around themes of travel or broadening your educational horizons. Where you can expect or have been experiencing the biggest change may be in the realm of the sexuality and intimacy as Uranus – planet of the unexpected – has landed in the smoky, psychologically-adept chart for the next 8 years. Intimate ties may be due for a shift in the rules, as you’re seeking a certain liberation from old identities in relationship, starting with the one with yourself. Meeting this energy halfway by really getting in touch with your body and impulses – in ways deemed unconventional or on the cutting edge by the collective – could prove incredibly transformative and healing. The key this month seems to be in exploring the untrodden and being courageous as you work out this new balance of power. A little travel to see how the other half lives can only help. 

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

 The big change this month, Scorpio, is that Uranus is now officially in that 7thHouse of Commitment, which promises to shake things up and poke at the boundaries of your comfort zone. Whether single or hitched, this is a time where you or a partner may crave more novel and thrilling experiences – be it a shared adventure, financial investment or creative pairing of your artistic talents. It’s also time to strengthen the friendship portion of any relationship – and something platonic could all of a sudden shift into the romantic arena. Supporting this romantic roller coaster, is Venus in sweet and supportive fellow-water sign Cancer, sending you all sorts of opportunities to bond with new or existing loved ones. You’ve got Jupiter in your sign for another 4 months, so live it up (12 years before this happy-go-lucky planet returns to your sign). It’s time to make your own rules and find partnerships that light you up and make you learn something about yourself. Even if some are lightening quick (Uranus in the 7thHouse can sometimes bring in thrilling, if unstable pairings), they are no less valuable. 

Sagittarius (November 22nd– December 21st)

You might notice you’re getting more invites this month as the flirtatious pairing of the Sun and Mercury travel your magnetic 7thHouse of all things relationship and one-on-one bonding, be it romantic or business. A New Moon on the 13thinvites intentions around these romantic themes so include some fresh rose petals on your vision board. After the 13thwhen Venus enters fellow-fire sign Leo, you’ll see an even greater uptick in your enthusiasm to say yes to some of these invites. It also should be said that Mars, feisty planet of action, courage and sex has entered intellectual Aquarius and your 3rdHouse of Communication and Commerce (and will be here until August 12th).  Because of your sign’s propensity to be blunt, you may do well to consider what you’re saying before saying it. It can of course lead to wonderful, extemporaneous bursts of rhetoric that can really inspire a crowd and garner lots of likes (that’s the Aquarian part), just consider treading more lightly in personal relationships or be aware of your tone as you’re espousing the opinions that you’re likely feeling as absolute fact. This can be a very busy month and likely you’re dealing with a lot of different personalities and projects, so make sure to take some conscious time outs and rest your mind before it takes over completely. 

Capricorn (December 21st– Jan 18th)

Industrious Pluto and Saturn continue to take you to the upside-down world as they retrograde through September and carve a path into your subconscious so you can become aware of any self-defeating patterns. This is not bad news – only to say that you might feel like part of your life is dedicated some sort of scavenger hunt of the past where you’re given the opportunity to heal and make sense of any confusing feelings or stagnant spots. This way you’ll be free to move forward unobstructed and clearly grounded in your own goals. The work you do on the inside will show itself in the maturity of the roles and responsibilities you’re offered so be grateful, even if you feel like once in a while you have to get drug through the mud.  In lighter news, Venus flirts with your Sun sign the first half of the month, making a powerful 180-degree angle from the cozy and complimentary sign of Cancer. Make some room to be and feel adored – a sweetie may only need know that you are available. The other change this month is the kick off of feisty, go-getter Mars in your 2ndHouse of income. I’d suspect you’re getting more comfortable with the management of resources and you’ll have energy here (until August 12th) to drum up some out-of-the-blue opportunities to earn quickly – and maybe pay for that summer vacation after all. Wherever Mars is we have to exercise courage – so while it may not be comfortable to be clear on what you need and by when, put it out there anyway and see how the world responds to your clear, financial goals. 

 Aquarius (Jan 19th– Feb 18th)

With the Sun and Mercury in Gemini kicking off the month in your 5thHouse of play, the skies look good for Aquarius to kick up their heels a bit and have some fun. With all the behind-the-scenes contemplation and upheaval (you can thank Pluto and Saturn in your 12thHouse of letting go), you deserve a little fun. Also, your brand-ambassador planet – Uranus – is making headlines as it has shifted into new territory for the next 8 years.  What does that mean for you? That this planet of shock and awe is leaving your busy, busy, busy 3rdHouse of connectivity and shifting the landscape in your more personal, below-the-surface home-and-family sector. This electric planet is waking up your roots – which could translate as a literal move, a sudden wistfulness for unconventional living arrangements, or just a shake-up of your routine that more aptly reflects your evolving values.  If it weren’t for Mars busting the gates into your sign until August, I’d almost say you were mellowing out. Mars however pits you at the center of the action until the end of summer, begetting that can-do energy and productivity. 

Pisces (Feb 19th– March 20th) 

Your sign is one of the stars of a grand trine this month in water signs – basically the winning lottery ticket of the Cosmos. Dreamy Neptune in Pisces is sending flirtatious signals to Venus and Jupiter, which means you’re in the mood for love and need only float in space of receptivity to attract in some pretty lovely circumstances and people into your life.  Your imagination and access to emotion is also at an all-time high. Of course, there’s always the possibility of completely zoning out and escaping in unhealthy ways, but it’s definitely a time to dream up new possibilities, step into creativity and play. It’s best to engage with these energies consciously. Be sure to set some intentions on the New Moon on June 13th.  Your more serious energies (Pluto and Saturn) are lighting up your House of long term plans, so you may be re-thinking the entire trajectory or at least the next chapter of your life. Remember to have some fun while those pieces are falling in place – it could take until September when Pluto and Saturn go direct to have greater clarity around your next big moves. In the meantime, enjoy the sweet spot this month and be someone who can see greater possibilities than what exists in the here and now. 

Aries (March 21st – April 19th) 

You’ll be in the mood to learn this month, and get your mind on any new piece of information you can, especially concerning the subtle shift in your career direction. With the Sun, Mercury and the New Moon on the 13thall in your 3rdHouse of Communication and Commerce, it seems like your meant to open a lot of doors and see what sticks. Don’t focus as much on perfection this month, as just getting your hand in a lot of pots and having faith you’ll be guided towards the next baby step as you go along. This month is all about connecting the dots and trust you’ll have more time later to sharpen the lines.  Enjoy village life as it’s the mundane places and faces you encounter every day that could hold the next clue. After the 13th, when Venus moves into friendly-fire sign Leo, you’ll see an uptick in your romantic life and may be ready to act on some of those intellectual connections that have been brewing. This is also the first full month of shock-and-awe Uranus out of your sign – so if anything, as busy as you may be, you’re not guessing what’s around every corner as you may have been for the past several years. Enjoy being able to review the long-term picture and know that you have a little more control these days in how you move forward. 

Taurus (April 20th – May 20th)

By now, life may have given you a feel for what planet-of-the-unexpected --  Uranus -- in your sign means.   Such a momentous event as an outer planet taking up residence in one’s Sun sign for the next 8 years will usually have a symbolic opening, that at least gives you a hint of what’s to come. An external change of late or a radical shift in one’s attention and direction could be part of this rebellious energy shift. Going one’s own way and getting comfortable making the unconventional choice (at least from an outside perspective) is instrumental to your success. Trust your instincts even as they seem to erupt out of nowhere. With Pluto and Saturn in your 9thHouse of education, travel and belief systems, it would be weird if you weren’t mulling over the old way of doing things and asking some questions about life and how to really take the bull the horns (the answers will show themselves closer to September, when these two cosmic juggernauts turn direct).  The other big change is Mars entering Aquarius (here until mid-August), which will give a burst of energy to your career house and give you a chance to demonstrate that Martian chutzpah on a grander stage. It might be a test run to see how well you do with receiving attention for your lesser known and unexpected talents.