Jan 20—Feb 18
(Jan 20—Feb 18)
Mercury direct is the gift we get for surviving the insanity of retrograde, so bask in the good vibes on the 28th! Now that Mercury has straightened out, it’s time to get back on track at work. In fact, tangible rewards may follow the cosmic ones.
March 21—April 19
(Mar 21—Apr 19)
Since rams are the first sign of the zodiac, they can’t handle getting silver or bronze in any aspect of life. Keep that “leader of the pack” mentality too long in a relationship and the next dinner reservation will be for a party of one.
June 21—July 22
(Jun 21—Jul 22)
Cancers can get very clingy under the sun’s influence. This month it’s especially important to refrain from acting on every stifling impulse from the 18th to the 23rd. Eventually, smothered friends and family won’t buy the whole “it’s not me, it’s the cosmos” excuse.
Dec 22—Jan 19
(Dec 22—Jan 19)
Determined Caps have a fabulous work ethic, unfortunately they often don’t realize when relationships are too hard. If a pal isn’t pulling his weight, stop dragging him along. Friendship shouldn’t feel like a workout.
May 21—June 20
(May 21—Jun 20)
The full “snow” moon on the 14th can usher in an ice age between friends, especially if impulsive Gems talk out of turn. The twin sign wants the best for its pals—but people need room to breathe.
July 23—Aug 22
(Jul 23—Aug 22)
On the 15th when Sun is trine Mars (fancy way for saying “120° apart”) Leos get a cosmic burst of energy. When the going gets tough at work, paint on a smile and dig deep into that reserve. The big cheeses will definitely notice.
Sept 23—Oct 22
(Sept 23—Oct 22)
Ceres, the largest asteroid, sounds scary, but it has a heart of gold. (Well, technically it’s rock-ice.) On the 3rd, it compels Libras to tip their scales in the direction of charity and take a break from their own very busy heads.
Feb 19—March 20
(Feb 19—Mar 20)
Mercury isn’t an emotional planet, but when it goes retrograde on the 6th, it could bring Pisces to tears. Communication gets screwy until the 9th, so if there’s nothing nice to say, don’t say it in an email that could be forwarded.
Nov 22—Dec 21
(Nov 22—Dec 21)
Take-charge Sags can be tough to romance as they rarely relinquish the reins. Release that death grip and let a partner feel like s/he’s steering the love boat when the full moon rises on Valentine’s Day.
Oct 23—Nov 21
(Oct 23—Nov 21)
Mercury’s 23-day reign of terror (6th to 28th) could actually be a triumph of truth, since the retrograde strengthens your instincts. Toxic friends must be dealt with before March—do a gut check to see if it’s time to check out.
April 20—May 20
(Apr 20—May 20)
Possessiveness is the dark side of Taurans’ loyal-to-the-end nature and it can push friends away. If a pal seems distant, take a few steps back. As the saying goes, if you love someone set him free.
Aug 23—Sept 22
(Aug 23—Sept 22)
Mercury is retrograde from the 6th to 28th, which means trouble goes looking for helpful Virgos. They mean well, but Virgos find it hard to mind Ps and Qs. Until Mercury is stable, play it safe and avoid D-R-A-M-A, too.