Jan 20—Feb 18
Chiron had a rough upbringing (rejected by mom, born before health insurance covered therapy), but he doesn’t take it out on signs. When it goes retrograde on the 24 it forces us to focus on rekindling old friendships and healing old wounds. Don’t worry if it takes a few days—Chiron still hasn’t learned to charge by the hour.
March 21—April 19
Uranus sticks around until 2019, and its agenda is pretty intense: Totally change every aspect of Aries’ lives and usher in staggering change. (No pressure.) On the 20, try to wait an hour before dealing with a frustrating conflict. Tweaking reaction time is a big focus this month, it will pay off in spades.
June 21—July 22
For every step Cancers take forward, they take two steps back—but the Sun’s entrance on the 21 has the tentative sign doing the tango! Under the Sun’s approving rays, crabs come out of their “shells” and become uncharacteristically assertive, making June the perfect time to ask for a raise or go on an interview.
Dec 22—Jan 19
There’s no better cosmic co-worker than Pluto, ruler of power and misuse of power. Pluto put a month-long meeting on rams’ calendar, and there’s just one goal: learn to stand up to the office bully without physically butting heads. When on the horns of this dilemma come the 19, think and breathe before speaking.
May 21—June 20
When in retrograde, Mercury is the friend who doesn’t RSVP to a party and then has the nerve to show up early. The planet barrels in on the 1st bearing chaos and disaster instead of chips and dip. Until the erratic period ends on the 11, don’t start new projects or plan a shindig... unless a cosmic bouncer can be arranged.
July 23—Aug 22
Leo’s lucky ride with Jupiter began last July and it ends in August. By now lions are used to perching atop the Ferris wheel of fortune, but it’s time to prepare an exit strategy. Unlocking Jupiter’s safety bar will seem disarming at first, but learning to take control now will make for a smoother transition back to solid ground.
Sept 23—Oct 22
Scales spend so much time setting friends straight that they sometimes fail to find their own equilibrium. As the June schedule starts to fill up, practice saying “no.” That tiny, two-letter word is hard for selfless scales to pronounce, but using it on the 21 will prevent the deployment of four-letter combos later on.
Feb 19—March 20
Pisces are so loving and easily hurt that they’re basically human embodiments of Taylor Swift songs. When a toxic friend seeks forgiveness on the 17, skip the internal struggle, take the second (and third, and fourth) chances off the table, and simply say... “We are never, ever, getting back together.” (A bonus ‘yeah!’ is optional.)
Nov 22—Dec 21
Archers are driven by a desire for independence and travel, but that love of the open road (and blank calendars) can make friends and family feel severely neglected. Make the extra effort on the 19 or prepare for pals to take a vay-kay from you.
Oct 23—Nov 21
Intelligent Scorpios add flavor to any dinner party, but social graces aren’t always on their menu. When Saturn enters on the 20, it adds a dash of finesse to balance the bravado and makes Scorps much more palatable.
April 20—May 20
When Jupiter enters on the 22, it comes bearing luck in Taurans’ work sector... but it’s not without a catch. Fortune will favor deserving bulls, but will turn its back on jerks. Put out positive vibes en route to work on the 27 and a fresh pot of coffee won’t be the only good news that awaits.
Aug 23—Sept 22
The full Strawberry Moon on the 2 is named for the time when ripe fruit is ready to be harvested—or in terms that suburban folks can better understand, “when Trader Joe’s has better produce.” Though June is mostly sweet, it’s not without its seeds. Be sure to have some toothpicks handy on the 17.