Jan 20—Feb 18
The second quarter moon on the 20th may not get all the fanfare of the full moon, but in many ways it’s actually a lot more important. Instead of just lighting your way, it actually helps show you what needs to be fixed or changed in your life. Nothing comes to fruition until the full beaver moon on the 28th, so go ahead and get your proverbial crayons lined up now. What you do will color the rest of your month.
March 21—April 19
I’m definitely immature enough to laugh at the word “Uranus,” but there’s nothing funny about how it’s been shaping you since 2011 and how it will continue to affect you until 2018. It has been readying you for a major shift in your life and pushing you to make a big change. Vague, I know, but Uranus moves in mysterious ways. Here’s a hint: Whatever happens from the 23rd to the 25th is a little window into what you’re about to face head-on.
June 21—July 22
When the moon is void of course (between signs), it’s nastier than a bad hair day. The good news? It’s usually not there for long. The bad news? Things are very unusual in November. It’s actually in that awful mood from 8:04pm on the 28th to 8:55am on the 30th. During that time, be extra sure not to sign any documents or break a contract. Nothing that happens during those hours is truly binding and when it comes back to haunt you, it won’t be a friendly ghost.
Dec 22—Jan 19
Because Mars is the kind of planet that likes a challenge, it imbues you with that cosmic thirst for adventure when it enters on the 17th. Though you’re not a timid goat, you’re certainly not the loudest bleat in the room—until good ol’ Mars enters, that is. You’ll find yourself yearning for a soapbox and control on the 18th, but compromise with a nice Danish and a seat at the head of the conference room table. Remember, feisty one: Sometimes the person who rations his words actually says the most.
May 21—June 20
The full beaver moon rises in your sign on the 28th and it’s pretty obvious what happens next: You begin to build the best houses in town. But all joking aside, the combined new moon and penumbral lunar eclipse put the spotlight on your love life. Soon, your little dam will be full of cartoon hearts and you’ll feel happier than you have in years. Soak it all in! This is your time, little beaver whisperer.
July 23—Aug 22
Thanks to Mercury retrograde, November is about as erratic as a reality show star off his medication. The really volatile days are marked in yellow, and let’s just say the month is coming up mustard. Things are particularly wild from the 6th to the 26th, so avoid having any important conversations with a loved one or coworker. Nobody is thinking clearly when Mercury is in a tizzy, so it’s best to wait until the air—and your head—has cleared on December 1st.
Sept 23—Oct 22
You’ve got a tender, open heart, but your busy head can often keep you from truly enjoying all things romantic. In fortune cookie terms, you’ll discover the “happiness of your life” when Venus enters on the 1st. That may mean a new partner for single folks or a relationship reinvigoration for scales who are attached. Going through a breakup? Great! First off, you’re better off without that loser. Second, Venus is all about connections—and you’re guaranteed to have one by the 22nd. Now go out and get a new haircut!
Feb 19—March 20
It’s tough to talk about Neptune without using the word “dreamy.” It’s like the Disney World of planets: All about imagination, creativity and large, chatty mice. Not unlike you, it can also get so caught up in its own thoughts that it forgets to participate. It’s been in your sign since 2011 and will remain until 2025, but its effects manifest most intensely when it goes direct on the 10th. You may feel strangely spiritual on the 11th, but above all you’ll be wildly focused.
Nov 22—Dec 21
When Mercury is around, you think BIG, but bigger isn’t always better (unless we’re talking about hair, in which case I really encourage heavy teasing). You’ll be tempted to not sweat—or even notice—the small stuff on the 6th, 13th and 21st. That may not sound bad, but it could be very dangerous at work. Remember, giving everything a second look will make you the first person in line for a raise.
Oct 23—Nov 21
During the solar eclipse on the 13th, the moon aligns directly between the sun and earth. Just as the planets move into a linear formation, so too shall your life. You’ve felt like an extremely busy octopus lately, pulled in eight different directions at once. With that kind of pressure, it’s no wonder you want to swim under a nice piece of reef for a bit of quiet. Things calm down as soon as the sun snaps into position and you realize where your priorities lie. (No, Ursula, the answer isn’t “under the sea.”)
April 20—May 20
Since Jupiter left your sign back in June, it’s been all quiet on the Taurus front—but after the hurdles it places in your path, I bet you’re ready for a little break from the track. Since Mercury is out of its gourd this month, it’s a good thing you don’t have any other planetary influences to contend with. In this marathon of life, now’s the time to make sure you’re taking in the scenery as you jog on by.
Aug 23—Sept 22
It’s your lucky month, dear virgin maiden. There are no psychotic planets or lunar lunacy to contend with! Use this period of astrological inactivity to get the love, work and home sectors of your life on steadier ground. That might mean a big compromise on the 16th and an “Ok, you win” white flag waved on the 18th, but it’s all worth it in the end.