Jan 20—Feb 18
You must have included “astrological influences” in your spring cleaning this year, ‘cause there’s not a single planet lying around your sign. As a result, you’re fully in control of your heart and head—which is great, since both will be tested on the 10th.
March 21—April 19
About 84 years ago, Uranus found you and whether you’re interested or not, it’s hanging around until 2019. Luckily, you’re on a perma-date with one of the most amiable planets. Called the “Great Awakener,” it opens your eyes to things you may not want to see. Though harsh truths can be painful in the moment, you’ll be thankful down the line.
June 21—July 22
It’s a good thing planets don’t have phones, ‘cause you’d have Mercury, Jupiter, Venus AND the Sun trying to lure you with sexts and SnapChats. Still, their combined powers aren’t as exciting as the summer solstice that falls in your sign on the 21st. It’s a magic fresh start during which you’ll feel energized, positive, and capable of taking on the world. Go forth and conquer, Cancer.
Dec 22—Jan 19
Negative Mars loves to rain on the parade, but don’t get out your umbrella just yet. Though it’s around from the 15th on, your sparkling personality keeps it from acting a fool. Instead, it clears the clutter from your mind and re-focuses you on that which is truly important. Find yourself fixated on something you normally ignore? Follow that urge, for it will take you down a very interesting (and puddle-free) path.
May 21—June 20
Mars rules drive and passion—and it wants you in its passenger seat this month. As a result, the object of your affection will dominate your thoughts from the 7th through the 19th. It will be hard work to balance that distraction, so keep your social calendar as packed as possible. This is all part of Mars’ plan as it forces you to break out of your routine, rev your engine and zoom into a more dynamic life.
July 23—Aug 22
Beware Venus’ entrance, as it has a tendency to turn any Leo it touches into a drama lion king (or queen). Things get especially cloudy with a chance of diva on the 27th, so keep yourself in line at work and your temper in check at home. As the most take-charge sign, you’re already prone to theatrics, and Venus, the planetary equivalent of Glee certainly heightens this behavior.
Sept 23—Oct 22
The full “strawberry” moon on the 23rd means a sweet end to a delicious month. Hope you’ve got a healthy appetite, because you’re poised to take a huge bite out of life on the 8th. That big risk will pay off immediately, but beware—just like strawberry season, luck doesn’t last long. If you don’t jump when the time is right, that vine of fortune will wither in front of your eyes.
Feb 19—March 20
When Neptune goes retrograde on the 7th, your head will feel like a thick foggy soup, seasoned with a touch of paranoia and a dash of jitters. Neptune, the planet of dreams and illusions, doesn’t mean anything bad by this—it just wants to prove how easily something else can cloud your mind. You’re letting co-workers walk all over you at work, and it’s time to wake up and pull the doormat out from under them.
Nov 22—Dec 21
After keeping an extremely low profile in May, Mercury is in desperate need of attention. The coming out party starts on the 17th and stretches until the 30th, but it’s not such a fiesta for you. It makes communication go haywire, avoid nightmares by double-checking notes before hitting “send.”
Oct 23—Nov 21
Already skimming this ‘scope for key words like “love” and “luck”? Scorpios are notoriously impatient: A trait that’s intensified by Saturn’s entrance on the 7th. Your itch to get things done quickly has served you well at work, but it can be an albatross around your friends’ necks. Cut them some slack, or they’ll give you so much that you’ll find yourself alone in a sea of unmet demands.
April 20—May 20
Mercury goes crazier than someone whose TiVo has been erased this month, beware! The 17th through the 30th are the wildest days, but the “shadow period” of wackiness begins a bit earlier, on the 10th. To avoid retrograde pitfalls, don’t sign on any dotted lines until July, and if you can help it, don’t make any large payments just yet.
Aug 23—Sept 22
You’ve got a to-do list from here to the big cheese ball in the sky—so it’s only fitting that the second-quarter moon falls in your sign on the 16th. It’s all about bringing things to fruition and it helps focus your energies on half-finished tasks. It’s also a good time to plan. If you were waiting for the right moment to start baby/wedding/home buying prep, you’re looking at it!