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Sextrology, the e-version: finally, an edition your friends can't steal.

Sextrology, the e-version: finally, an edition your friends can’t steal.

by Starsky + Cox

week of July 5-July 11 2015

voyage1aWhether or not you believe we actually went to the Moon, the fact remains that Cancer men often do end up looking a lot like the Man in it. You decide whether or not he might also be described as cheesy. Behold the bald and the beautiful Cancerian males who glow with a kindly condescension, a subtle superiority and a distant devotion. And beware the chrome-dome glare: Patrick Stewart, John Glenn, Yul Brynner, Jeffrey Tambor, Terrence Stamp, Larry David, Jesse Ventura, Montel Williams, Anthony Edwards, Donald Faison, Michael Jace, Vin Diesel, Gerald Ford, Kurtwood Smith, Forest Whitaker, Mel Brooks, Danny Glover, Mike Tyson, Zinedine Zidane, Dalai Lama, Anthony Edwards, Jackie Earle Haley, Dan Aykroyd, David Drake, Prince William and all the future folically challenged Cancerian fellows.

Aries

You’re delivered from outmoded, limiting thoughts by the Sun and Mars trining Neptune. Long-suffering projects need your all to bring them home. Then clear the decks for drafting new plans percolating on your brain’s back burner. You may be offered a lead role of some kind. Being in charge isn’t a burning passion now, but it may be a necessity in achieving desired results. Venus and Jupiter trine Uranus can spark an epiphany: You see how expecting the best puts you in the right frame of mind, regardless of any result.

Taurus

Put focus squarely on you: Mercury conjunct Mars points to a process of individuation. Aiming to please colleagues, clients or cronies gets you nowhere fast. You may be singled out for a new project or opportunity. Surely, you are distinguishing yourself from the pack. You may feel angst in group settings—lest you’re being hailed as a leader, expert or guru, it’s best to eschew them. You strike out in a solo direction. A lone effort tugging at your psyche is to be pursued. In love, too, you prove you can stand alone.

Gemini

As Venus and Jupiter T-square Moon and Saturn, you undergo an alchemical shift, becoming more golden a child and getting the lead out in harkening to true callings. There may be temptation to relive hedonistic ways. It’s only a test. You haven’t brought your A-game only to backslide at this tipping point. Self-actualization is designed to impress nobody but you. Remember: giving into fleeting pleasures might only postpone lasting joy. Think beyond yourself—getting to a place where you have so much to give.

Cancer

You’re tempted to go into hiding, with Mars and Sun trining Neptune; but please trust that networking is now crucial. Avoid isolation at all costs; and perish the thought that involving others in your plans dilutes the energy thereof. It actually expands your reach along a web of your own weaving. To be fair, you haven’t exactly been alone, but relying on the kindness of strangers, keeping said connections under wraps. Yet, you now step into the light with all activities. Champions for burning causes are closer than you think.

Leo

In anticipation of a Mars/Sun-Neptune/Moon trine, which amps your empathetic power, you needn’t fear being entangled in clingy alliances. Your compassion for others is truly detached. As a result of being burned by some jealous dementors of late, you’re right not to invite input on projects or share plans. Mercury in Cancer frees you to bond with fresh faces who see the truest you: a caring character with a cool remove. A once and future friend may extend an olive branch this week; still, it’s okay if you’re not ready to engage.

Virgo

Sun and Mars opposed Pluto provides impetus to convey views and feelings creatively, while making you aware of skills and talents that need developing to do exactly that. You see your artistic potential in isolating any obstacles to it. The primary one being the limitations of your own thinking. Even if your art is commerce, take heed: Breaking the rules is making new ones. Don’t edit yourself. Express yourself now in bold strokes; you can always go back and fine tune later. And better to ask forgiveness than permission.

Libra

With Saturn square Venus and Jupiter, you exude confidence and renewed authority. You may experience a role swap that puts you in charge of those you’ve followed in the past; while people doing your bidding may need a reminder of the fact. It is key to put any resentments aside. Strike the word revenge from your dictionary. So-called rivals may become lieutenants who carry out your edicts in exchange for your championing their causes. Being in command means delegating liberally, empowering those under your wing.

Scorpio

The Sun and Mars trining Moon and Neptune can make it seem you’re surrounded by beneficent fairies. Indeed, unseen forces do show up to assist you. Life is breathed into your goodly actions, particularly those of a community nature. You divorce yourself from the so-called influential to whose bad behavior you’ve heretofore turned a blind eye, giving praise to those you’ve under-appreciated. You feel the power in wanting what you already have, needing nada from empty promisors. You won’t feel lonely going it alone.

Sagittarius

Karma is creeping up on you, which, for most Sadges is a good thing. Mars and Sun opposing Pluto exposes your hypocrisies so that they can be eradicated. There seems to be a disconnect between your professional and private selves. Visualize them coming together. You possess great wisdom, yet forgiveness can be a stumbling block. Beware of scapegoating others for your losing affection for them. Nobody is dictating the company you must keep, so you needn’t fabricate reasons to blame people for cooling on them.

Capricorn

With Saturn squaring Jupiter and Venus you find pleasure in kicking nasty habits and shifting wellness routines into high gear. Ask yourself what situations or relationships most call for some correction. Stick to a sanguine tribe and steer clear of pity partiers, lest you find yourself one of them. Invest energy in areas of interest where it will do the most good for you and others. A tumultuous emotional past has wrought pearls of wisdom in you. The trick is not to cast them before swindlers of your precious time and energy.

Aquarius

Snafus and setbacks are blessings in disguise, keeping you from multi-tasking your way into full neuron fritz-out. Venus and Jupiter trine Uranus sees group dynamics reach an apex. Making an exit strategy is wise, not a sign of weakness. Whatever you’re doing: If it feels like work, it’s not working. Yours should be a path of no resistance, now. It’s time to focus on solo ambitions, integrating art and commerce. Beware of overindulging to ease any pain. Overpopulating your surroundings can, ironically, make you feel lonelier.

Pisces

With the Sun and Mars trining the Moon and Neptune, your approach is direct, your actions impulsive and your love tough. Expect a shake-out on the career front as you wax brutally honest. You’re now a wide open book, expecting others to follow suit. You may go out on a limb, socially; and there’s zero wrong with running with a so-called faster crowd, so long as it’s actually going places. Rub elbows with progressive mover-shakers like yourself—don’t hang back with the brutes. You bruise easily, but recover in a jiffy.

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by STARSKY + COX
authors of SEXTROLOGY

week of June 28-July 4 2015

Not Selena Gomez

Not Selena Gomez

Cry us a river: It can be near comical to peruse a photo collage of Cancer women, as, more often than not, their expression suggests they might be on the verge of tears. Cancer females embody the cardinal-water assignation of their sign. They are fountains of feeling ruled by Mother Moon which, we know, controls the tides. These daughters of Phoebe and Selene are one with their emotions, which can make them wildly chaotic or oh-so touchingly histrionic—we’ll get to a list of extreme cases in the coming weeks. Little wonder they make the most emotionally accessible actresses. We cite the character of Cinderella as one of the Cancer woman archetypes. Like Cindy, Cancer lady is equal parts lamenting and hopeful, mirroring the expressions of the waxing and waning Moon. Indeed, she employs the power of wish-craft, floating her hopes toward the deliverance of desired results. The Cinderella myth is filled with nocturnal imagery—moon-powered elements—from pumpkins, which grow by night, and mice and rats, which are nocturnal. The woeful beauty of the Cancer woman can be captivating, inviting salvation, if not some savior prince/ss to trot up on a white charger or in a convertible white Cooper Mini. A list of pouty Cancer princesses includes Liv Tyler, Eva Green, Juno Temple, Shelley Duvall, Deborah Harry, Frances McDormand, Linda Cardellini, Kristen Bell, Diane Kruger, Clair Forlani, Phoebe Cates, Isabelle Adjani, Elizabeth McGovern, Meryl Streep, Princess Diana, Sandra Oh, Judy Greer, Melissa Rauch, Edie Falco, Stephanie Seymour, Selena Gomez, Linda Ronstadt, Ginger Rogers, Eva Marie Saint, Diana Rigg, Janet Leigh, Olivia De Havilland. Boo hoo.

Aries

The atmosphere buzzes with excitement; still, until Wednesday’s Full Moon, remain trance-like, lest nerves get frayed. With Sun and Mars trine Neptune, you long for a lush, sensual life, craving more texture in your career and luxury in your social fabric. Those you seek to sway hardly notice curling up in the palm of your hand. All the more reason to be a hard nut, sticking to ethics and principles. Summon surplus backbone to slap down bullies preying on the meek. You needn’t get the last word, but you will have final say.

Taurus

Nigh on Wednesday’s Full Moon keep expectations low with intimates. Otherwise, feelings you wear on your sleeve might get sullied. It’s time to cut losses with the dysfunctional, unless your ego relies on others’ co-dependence? A new daily routine designed to cultivate serenity emerges by Friday. Follow up on all ideas and introductions you initiated. Others disappoint only if you let them. Current devotees offering love and support deserve your focus way more than any withholders you keep trying to win over.

Gemini

You take up more real and metaphoric space now, with Mercury square Chiron; good news after being jostled by a shifting social or career landscape. By the Full Moon, Wednesday, you’re back in the saddle, biz-wise, and in the know, buzz-wise. You realize your wildest dreams are ones most destined for success. So you can cut ties that bind you to those who, if only subconsciously, try to keep a lid on your rising star. Be gleefully on the make for those who may invest in any light bulbs popping off in your beautiful mind.

Cancer

It wasn’t so long ago that you petitioned the heavens for increased creative opportunity—fist shaking to the magestical roof. And as Mars and Sun trine Neptune for the Full Moon mid-week, here it comes. So don’t claim you’re not ready. Crank up the can-do machinery and shift imagination into action. Humility is one thing, but self-sabotage from a fear of success is another. Life unfolds according to your intentions. Believe fully in yourself then match behavior to your belief. So-called selfish goals have wider, universal benefit.

Leo

The Sun-Mars conjunct puts you on the receiving end of some tough love over the Full Moon, Wednesday; but try to see it as deepening your compassion. That adorable way you see yourself as gods’ gift to the universe: though it’s totally true, you now see how everyone else is, too. You are to be praised for sacrifices made to those you deem less fortunate; yet being messianic makes you spiritually messy. This is your cue to spiff up your act and not judge others. And don’t forget: there is no such thing as giving enough.

Virgo

If at your wits’ end, hang in there—it’s a test of faith. As Mercury squares Neptune, you receive forgiveness from those you may’ve inadvertently crossed. You also get work reprieves from projects in difficulty or facing looming deadlines. With Wednesday’s Full Moon, you may be singled out for a promotion, payoff or perk. And don’t turn up your nose at what might seem a lateral move. It is actually a distinctly diagonal, steep, upward-spiral rise! Though you may be in sparkling new company, don’t fair-weather old friends.

Libra

Prior to Wednesday’s Full Moon, pushing too hard for desired outcomes is a sure way to see them slip through your fingers. Saturn unaspected causes shifts in status between you and partners in love or business. Embrace authority without necessarily wielding it. Let self-professed rivals make vivid power plays—they’ll likely overshoot their marks. You win now by making minor concessions and meager demands. The trick is to master your defensive emotions. It’s how you’ll magnetize desired outcomes and love objects to you.

Scorpio

You gain insight into group, social psychology as Mars conjuncts the Sun squaring Pluto. You further hone intuition and expression during the Full Moon mid-week—projects that require tapping into the collective consciousness are green lighted. While surfing the zeitgeist, close bonds may get short shrift. So let loved ones know if you’re heading down any rabbit holes. Don’t overpromise then disappoint. Some talents may be rusty, and credos dusty, but in this time of personal renaissance you come up with requisite goods.

Sagittarius

With Venus conjunct Jupiter trine Uranus you form a united front at home and at work, warding off hostile takeovers, family invasions, alien visitations and psychic possessions. There will be veiled finger-pointing. Try tabling internal conflicts until after Wednesday’s Full Moon when they no longer signify. And, as you wax more proactive in business, let your guard down in private. Stick to convictions, if unpopular. Don’t anesthetize vacant feelings. It can be lonely out on a limb, but it’s where juicy fruits of your labor are ripest.

Capricorn

Waxing to Wednesday’s Full Capricorn Moon, focus on zeroing in on super niche ways to channel creativity. Saturn unaspected allows you to feel the thrill of success as you hit myriad marks, acting as a most divine messenger of delicious ideas. Aim to find the finest line between loyalty and codependence. Your higher mind embraces complex and esoteric ideology with your signature devotion. Your mind is exercised as your spirit is exorcised of any demon need to be all things to all people. You’re best at being an icon.

Aquarius

A long-pursued goal is now within reach; so says Uranus trining Jupiter and Venus. While you’re winning the day, don’t forget: this is just one step in a series of triumphs you’ve yet to achieve. Mustn’t rest on laurels—redouble your efforts. And avoid gambles with Wednesday’s Full Moon. You best employ restraint and impose limits on indulging any cloying need for fortune. If a prize is yours, it will be had on noblest terms. An ardent admirer makes their self known, so look alive. Release placeholder people from your life.

Pisces

Put first things first: that means callings and whatever engages your imagination. Any to-do lists will keep till after Wednesday’s Full Moon. Even so, you must stay busy, worky stuff on the back-burner, front-loading activities that feed your dreams. If your environment is messy you might see it as in process, a fluffy nest for hatching ideas and manifesting artistry. Prioritize content over form. Neptune trine Sun and Mars sees you identify as a creative—the more you follow your impressions, the more impressive you are.

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You don’t want to miss “Starsky + Cox STARRING…” June 21st @ 7:00 pm in NYC
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week of June 21st-June 27th 2015

by Starsky + Cox

Starsky + Cox will tell you why Cancer Man Richard Branson Looks Like This Sunday Night, June 21, 7PM, Solstice:  STARRING at Joe's Pub @ The Public Theater

Starsky + Cox will tell you why Cancer Man Richard Branson Looks Like This
Sunday Night, June 21, 7PM, Solstice: STARRING at Joe’s Pub @ The Public Theater

The sign of Cancer is ruled by Mother Moon and it governs the fourth astrological house of, among other things, the female population. Cancer embraces a world view, that of existence, as female, a mother source needing our protection. It is distinguished as the cardinal (initiative) water sign of the zodiac—think of a literal bubbling spring or source of a river. Cancer women, by their nature, embody this energy, being fountains of feeling. Cancer men, meanwhile, tend to work on the emotions of others, especially women, to whom the male Moonchild appeals on the level of being the kind of guy a girl or fellow can take home to mother: A clean, well-scrubbed, if not eternally collegiate candidate for a reproductive and/or romantic partnership. Cancer Man doesn’t fancy himself the king that Leo does; he prefers to play a comfier, seemingly sidelong role akin to that of prince consort to some loving force-of-nature on whose emotional support he is kept aloft, swept-along, navigating his way toward a life of shared success. Cancerian Ernest Hemingway’s Jake Barnes is drawn in by the stronger female force of Brett Ashley. It’s likewise in same-sex relationships. Cancer man demurs in day-to-day decision making, only sweating the big stuff, letting a more domineering, but no less type-A, loved one feel s/he’s running the whole show, but it’s not always so. Faster than Kevin Bacon can drop his wife’s name into a sentence, Cancer guy will sidle in sideways, just like a crab, and assert his agenda, taking hold of situations with a vice-like tenacity you never saw coming. For your consideration: A list of uncalloused Cancer men who have mutually benefitted from having their oft sappy chick-flick selves appeal to a predominantly female, not to mention a more dominant-male, population: Tom Hanks, John Cusack, Harrison Ford, Tobey Maguire, Tom Cruise, Patrick Wilson, Daniel Radcliffe, Milo Ventimiglia, Benedict Cumberpatch, Topher Grace, Vin Diesel, David Hasselhoff, Robin Williams, Chris O’Donnell, Burt Ward, Chris Isaaks, Billy Crudup, Chace Crawford, Kevin Bacon, Josh Hartnett, George Michael, Justin Chambers, Michael Phelps, James Brolin, Jimmy Smits, Kris Kristofferson, Prince William.

Aries

Happy Solstice! Shared resources are lighting up as a result of Venus conjunct Jupiter. Your purse is poised to be filled by patrons, while you are also in a position to invest in others’ projects, despite expectation of payoffs. The Sun-Mars conjunct says: do your homework—don’t take on face value what others are peddling. Focus is on collaboration, not always your strong suit; and you may be put in charge of those who once bossed you. It’s an emotionally twisty time, but you’re up to the challenge, exceeding expectations. Are you in NYC tonight, June 21? We are STARRING live at Joe’s Pub @ The Public.

Taurus

With the start of Summer, the Sun entering Cancer, consider the paradoxes of the road less taken versus the path of least resistance. Virgin territory mightn’t entail a dreadful journey, while a well worn trail can easily be pitted with people’s negative experiences, wearing on, and tearing at, your singular objectives. You understand the fact we’re recommending the former track, right? Moon opposing Neptune, Tuesday, brings an emotional breakthrough. It’s time to (re)commit to pursuits and practices that impart pure lasting joy. On that note, see us STARRING in NYC 6/21 at Joe’s Pub @ The Public.

Gemini

Life is full of choices that need making in regard to change in career, address, social circles or causes to take up. Jupiter and Venus trine Uranus suggests you try on as many new scenarios as you can, without necessarily committing to any. So called shake-ups in routine offer exciting glimpses into a sustainable new lifestyle. So, don’t fight set-backs; embrace and move through them, as they lead to a new happy place. If you get lost in complaint, you won’t smell the magic for all the manure. Expect a romantic declaration.It could happen 6/21 on Solstice at Joe’s Pub @ The Public where we are STARRING.

Cancer

There’s no need to explain to fair-weather friends why it is you’re moving on. They may label this social climbing. We call it ascension. The Sun entering your sign today imparts devil-may-care license to reach out and touch whomever you like, providing entrée to any enclave you crave. Accept a leadership role on a committee or for an event, especially if it promises empowerment through knowledge. Passing on, or shirking, duties can see your reputation suffer. Moon opposing Neptune, Monday, puts your mood at odds with imagination. Let’s work it all out tonight, 6/21: STARRING at Joe’s Pub @ The Public.

Leo

You feel things, deeply; sensing events, with near animal instinct, before they happen, virtue of the Moon opposing Neptune with Sun conjunct Mars. If you’re in the biz of gauging trends, or wishing to sell high what you suspect will soon dip in value, trust your gut. You’re itching for experience, and a partnership may be holding you back. In love, you feel a disconnect between liberated notions and an urge to cling. The aim is to get your radical consciousness and conservative conscience to work more fully in concert. Speaking of concerts: See us this Solstice night STARRING at Joe’s Pub @ The Public.

Virgo

There may be a tendency to spin your wheels. As the Sun falls into opposition with Pluto, you can all too easily indulge in self-created drama, playing stressed out and put upon. Try to see this as a subconscious plot to maintain the status quo. You may fear change and time passing and certain grim reaping. But you may also be holding others hostage, thwarting their growth along with your own, in projecting your fears onto them. There’s no real crisis here—just human challenges to meet with a dignified indifference. Chin up and come and see us on 6/21, STARRING at Joe’s Pub @ The Public Theater.

Libra

The Solstice finds you probing situations for hidden agendas and caveats. You sense there is opportunity cloaked in invisibility. And know-how being power, you need full intel to make all the right moves. With the Sun opposing Pluto, it’s time, too, to turn your investigative gaze inward, getting a handle on your own over-reactionary impulses. Ever wonder why so-called friends and loved ones press your buttons? Because they can. But you’re nobody’s emo-puppet. Venus conjunct Jupiter amps a healthful self-servingness. We’ll jumpstart you this Solstice, 6/21, in NYC: STARRING at Joe’s Pub @ The Public.

Scorpio

Mars conjunct the Sun removes last vestiges of doubt in making any exits, allowing you to focus more on the excitement of embarking on new adventures. Still, you can get a bit neurotic, if not compulsive. If-then thinking is a trap to sidestep. You find comfort and, yes, happiness in accepting the way things are, instead of relegating joy to a future dependent on there being ducks in a row. And avoid quacky self-help. Your mind may play tricks, but your emotions never lie. Saturn unaspected says be less hard on yourself. Let us put a Solstice smile on your face, 6/21: STARRING at Joe’s Pub @ The Public.

Sagittarius

The Sun-Mars conjunct, plus that of Jupiter-Venus, may augment your sexy libido to outsize proportions; while also, more sublimely, rebooting your psyche. Deep-seated issues will no longer weigh on you. Free to dive deeper into the primordial soup, you face certain truths you feared would one day undo you. You unearth memories and stories that are ripe for expression; and as you delve more internally, you glide more gracefully on the surface. Let’s recap: Profound connection with self; casual interactions with others. Are you in a NY state of mind to see us 6/21 STARRING at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater?

Capricorn

You express creativity in a unique fashion. You could elevate paint-by-numbers or string art to a MoMA level. This Mars-fueled Solstice sees you raise high that which is deemed low, discarded, or on the fringes—making the ordinary extraordinary by simple virtue of framing it as such. Does this mean so-called banal existence can be beatific? You bet your sweet bippy it does. Confidence is confiding in yourself. Here’s a self-secret for you: Life is magic and you can work it. Saturn unaspected asks you to discipline yourself to have fun. Like, if you’re in NYC 6/21, see us STARRING at Joe’s Pub @ The Public.

Aquarius

As the Sun, conjunct Mars, slides into opposition with Pluto, you must stop, drop and roll with the punches. Tough-love lessons abound; and those whose affections you took for granted may invest it elsewhere—it’s what you wanted, no? A seemingly waning interest in your business wares can bruise your ego. Appreciate what compliments are on offer. Let people break out of assigned roles. Take up challenges and embrace change to avoid petrification. Allow others’ successes to inspire you, not wake that green-eyed monster. In NYC 6/21? We will sort you out for the Solstice, STARRING at Joe’s Pub @ The Public.

Pisces

Your love life may get tricky with Mars conjunct Sun and Venus conjunct Pluto. Or is that Bob conjunct Carol and Ted conjunct Alice? Beware of turning a would-be affair into a cozy slice of camaraderie, drained of all juice; and vice versa. A Moon-Neptune opposition says to remain romantically aspirational, indulging fantasies in the process. Be mindful not to project familiar dynamics from your upbringing onto intimate bonds: a mate’s not your remote father or smothering mother. S/he’ s a minefield all her own. Maybe you’ll meet someone new while seeing us 6/21: STARRING at Joe’s Pub @ The Public.

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Week of June 14-20 2015

by Starsky + Cox
authors of Sextrology (available as an e-book)

 

The Goddess of Discord Incarnate: Michelle Phillips doing her best Wallis Simpson

The Goddess of Discord Incarnate: Michelle Phillips doing her best Wallis Simpson

Gossip, girl: Gemini gamines can gab and babble like birds on a wire. The mutable air sign of Gemini is concerned with pure, buzzy, etheric information: what’s in the air. The sign’s ruler Mercury is named for the winged capped and footed god, its symbol recalling a pesky antennae’d insect, pulling info from the air. Or perhaps they’re not antennae but the wing-tips of an angel, an agent of soaring divinity, such as Mercury, the messenger, is to his chief god, Zeus. So, if Gemini man, like Mercury, is a messenger, then Gemini woman is the message itself; and it’s a mixed one. She often is the gossip, controversial, whether innocently or purposefully. Female counterpart to the god Mercury is winged Eris, goddess of discord. Arguably, she is a deity of information, the embodiment of the collective buzz, by its very nature, discordant. Discord supposes, indeed incites duality, the principle energy of Gemini. Eris doesn’t just throw information out there, she plants ideas in others’ heads. So when she tossed an apple scrawled with the words “for the fairest of them all” into a chic party, she caused a fracture and factions to form. Gemini can incite a scandal, and a scream—a party girl, albeit a light-weight one, like tiny Tinkerbelle getting blotto on a thimble of hooch. She’s sensitive, you see. Eris tossed the apple because she wasn’t invited to that party. Slighted, she caused outright Trojan War, the central figure being another prime Gemini archetype, Helen, the actual twin of Pollux, the divine so-called twin to mortal brother Castor—the two boys form the constellation of Gemini. Helen and Pollux hatched from a divine egg. Castor and Clytemnestra from a mortal egg. Their mother Leda must have lain with her husband before Zeus, as swan, had a go. So. Helen and Clytemnestra personify female Geminian duality. One passive, one not so much. Helen? A scandal! She was given to Paris by Aphrodite for choosing her most fair in his judgment—he was bribed—deal-making is endemic to this sign—from Mercury we get the word merchant. In our book, Sextrology, the Gemini women chapter is called The Gift. Of the gab, yes; but more than that: Gemini women always seem to possess such qualities, attributes or talents that could only be explained by way of divine endowment. They are exciting and challenging, enlivening and provocative, both, always equal parts a mixed bag of Mercury’s tricks; more perhaps, than one bargained for, something of a commotion, possessing a certain talent for winning every argument, sometimes by way of seeming insouciance. Joan Collins, Wallis Simpson, Michelle Phillips, Joan Rivers, Rosalind Russell, Marilyn Monroe, Ginnifer Goodwin, Octavia Spencer, Heidi Klum, Riley Keough, Helena Bonham Carter, Zoe Saldana, Alanis Morissette, Pam Grier, Courteney Cox, Juliette Lewis, Julianna Margulies, Patti Stanger, Helen Hunt, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gina Gershon, Leah Remini, Annette Bening, Kristin Scott Thomas, Laurie Metcalf, Lea Delaria, Melanie Brown, Stevie Nicks.

Aries

With the New Moon, conjunct the Sun and Mars, Tuesday, you’ll notice how physical ailments vary according to your emotional state. It’s a challenge to still your mind and avoid situations and individuals that rattle your cage. But you must put well-being first, if not be a vigilante for the greatest love of all—yes: you. Pushing your limits once assured your survival—no longer doing so is now tantamount to thrivation. When we say it’s play time, we don’t mean it frivolously. Set your inner child free from sophisticated restraints.

Taurus

Current trends can run counter to your creative vision; the challenge of the New Moon in a huddle with the Sun and Mars: to cope with feeling your ideas are yesterday’s smashed potatoes. Go with it, seizing moments to fall under the radar to hatch new artistic plans or intellectual property. You bemoan you’ve little time to brainstorm. So here it is. Take advantage, digging deeper into your singular aesthetic or ideology to come up with fresh projects, products or pearls of wisdom others will—it’s just a matter of time—buy into.

Gemini

A stellium of Sun, Mars and the New Moon can make you preggers with possibility, readying to birth a brood of brainchildren. Keep pad, paper or voice-device handy as misty visions, born from your imagination, take form. Clear the decks for a prolific time, avoiding the kind of energy zapping that comes from cutting loose, acting up or out, or sowing oats no longer wild. Between pushing out a plethora of project ideas, some to do now, some later: rest, stretch, breathe, hydrate, and you don’t have to put on that red light.

Cancer

Ho-hum routines and self-denial are replaced by a spate of extraordinary opportunity and increased abundance as Venus pairs up with Jupiter. Pencil in brainstorming sessions and fantasy dates with mover-shakers, scratching off your calendar any bleak tasks and dull play dates. Planet moves also reset relationships. It may seem to some folks like you’re dumping them for a new social climb; while, really, you’re aligning with like-minds whose stellar trajectories parallel your own. Tuesday’s New Moon signals a reinvention.

Leo

Saturn retrograding into Scorpio prescribes embracing traditional methods to give efforts a hands-on, if not home-made feel. Meanwhile, long-range goals of pet projects should be radically progressive. You may attend a string of annual doings; and socializing can feel mechanized. Allow this to urge you toward more personal investment in a new circle of should-be friends. A recent event that promised notoriety will have tanked, but hold that thought: You’ll be ready for your close-up when you’re not so eager for the limelight.

Virgo

Of late, you’ve played the infamous wo/man behind the curtain; but now, with the New Moon conjunct Mars and the Sun, all eyes are on you. Tidbits, or the full monty, of your life story fare well in a retelling. You may find there is gold in them thar true tales. Still, take poetic license as there is a transcendent truth in the revision. Just don’t overdo it. A dash of fiction goes a long way to satisfy others’ hunger for wise words mined from your real experience. A rivalry can rear its ugly head—it won’t signify if you don’t entertain it.

Libra

As Venus sidles up to Jupiter, the slate is wiped clean of drama and you can move on from tired situations. Just make sure to resist any urges to mop the floor with people on your way out. And avoid sweeping resolutions—get facts and figures straight before making iron-clad decisions. Success stems from letting, not making, things happen. Trouble derives from failing to do so. Power lies in not reacting to others’ actions—but do take note of serial shadiness. If you act as if sleazy antics are beneath you, they will be.

Scorpio

You avoid a probe, or punishment, for recent misdeeds, as would-be challengers turn a blind eye to recent questionable behavior. At least, for now. Mars and Sun conjunct the New Moon initiates a period of transparency, exposing the dark side of your illuminating Scorpion mojo. Others see you’re not all sweetness and light—duh—while those who’ve labeled you a lightweight receive a major revelation. And you learn a lesson: You can’t blame others’ responses to your actions as the cause of any problem: they’re the symptom.

Sagittarius

You fire on all cylinders, as Jupiter links up with Venus and the Moon. This brings the realization that life isn’t about getting by or away with things. It’s hinged on making the next right decision. From what you eat to what you say to the next career path you take, all your choices literally matter. You’ll be pleased to know you’re a vehicle for positive change. Your internal transformation notwithstanding, transforming the world around you for a common good, not your personal own, is a recipe for what we call sustainable joy.

Capricorn

Planet moves help put the past behind you. As Saturn retro-glides into Scorpio, riddance becomes your watchword: whether you’re selling, storing, scorching, or sidelining people, places and things that no longer serve. A stellium of the Sun, Mars and New Moon sees you streamlining operations. Aesthetically, you embrace a utility that promises peace not impersonality. Though you do realize that nothing is personal—nor should it be—you forgo favors lest you relearn life lessons about strings being attached.

Aquarius

You find your voice in family and/or community concerns, expressing a collective agenda to proverbial powers that be. Ah, but you still have trepidation. And maybe it’s ego-driven: Are you looking for kudos for so-called selfless actions? Saturn backing into Scorpio sees you shifting from hubris to humility. Ironically, you garner more praise the less you court it. And what’s that woeful feeling, you wonder: Maybe you regret being a fair-weather friend to one who was true? It’s not too late to be the best friend you can be.

Pisces

Though you see signs of bounty, we caution against consumerist splurges. With the New Moon conjunct the Sun and Mars, you can tap into artistic and intellectual abundance, keeping any material waste in check. Setting budgetary limits, you create both a financial and an energetic reservoir that enables you to finish that next great American novel, ballet, pop song, theorem or whatever your equivalent might be. Life being paradoxical, with every show of restraint, you now expand all the more fully into reaching loftiest goals.

 

 

 

 

 

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by Starsky + Cox
authors of Sextrology: The Astrology of Sex and the Sexes

Gemini Gary Burghoff as Radar the put-upon Puck, boy wonder messenger with his Mercury antennae ever up.

Gemini Gary Burghoff as Radar the put-upon Puck, boy wonder messenger with his Mercury antennae ever up.

Funny how archetypes work. We say you can’t escape them. Case in point: the Gemini Man. In our book Sextrology, his chapter is called The Goodfellow. Gemini and its third astrological house focus on immediate experience. Immediacy being what both closely surrounds us, spatially, and instantaneously, time-wise. The sign is ruled by Mercury, named for the god who can travel hither and thither in a flash, like his Shakespearean prototype Puck, who is messenger to Oberon the way Mercury (Greek: Hermes) is to Jupiter (Zeus). The third house also rules the teenage slice of life, age 14-21, defined as it is by our immediate family and close cronies, siblings and sibling-like relationships, which are the kind we have at that age, and rarely after—Gemini making an exception to that rule. He personifies that experience always, being eternally youthful like Puck (Robin Goodfellow) or Hermes or his fairytale incarnation, Peter Pan—wrestling with one’s shadow portrays eternal struggle with duality that the sign of the Twins expresses. In legend, we have Robin Hood, in comic books, Robin, the boy wonder. Gemini guys retain their teenage rat-pack mentality, “boon companions” coming under third-house rule. Robin of Sherwood was the first hood in his hood, if you will, doing his bit to balance the rich/poor duality—in essence, the world’s first Goodfella. In modern culture we see many Geminis entering the zeitgeist at a tender age, playing at being adults while forever remaining something of a juvenile in their antics. Bring on the boy wonders: Michael Cera, Paul Dano, Neil Patrick Harris, Jamie Oliver, Macklemore, Boy George, Rafael Nadal, Jake Short, Dominic Cooper, Justin Long, Kanye West, Cameron Boyce, Troye Sivan, Mark Walhberg, Dave Franco, Shia LeBeouf, Hugh Dancy, T.J. Miller, Michael J. Fox, Mike Meyers, Noah Wylie, Irving Thalberg, Tupak Shakur, Gene Wilder, Gary Burghoff, Johnny Depp, Allen Ginsberg, Lenny Kravitz, John F. Kennedy.

Aries

By the time Mercury goes direct, Thursday, you’ll be embarking upon a new adventure. Mars conjunct the Sun, meanwhile, provides you freedom in letting go, coaxing you out of the bondage of so-called safety and security. Big plans have stealthily manifested as you’ve slowly detoxed, eradicating ancient fears that portray the shadow-side of the inherent active faith—do you need reminding?—you possess. Looking on the bright side, you now pick up clues to living life as you like it: as a present-minded treasure hunt.

Taurus

As Mercury goes direct by Thursday, you’re cultivating new bonds—every situation you touch now seems to turn to gold if not platinum. Innovative ideas plus an abiding optimism add up to making bank as well as strong social contributions. The Venus-Saturn trine provides social grace and professional poise, allowing you a light touch in dealings. You beat bouts of the blues by doing good deeds, caring less about impressing others and more about impressing upon them an imperative for increasingly conscious behavior.

Gemini

All means lead to the same end. With Mercury going direct by Thursday, there’s no need to fret over any particular path. So long as you follow your intuition and impressions, the road will rise to meet you. When it comes to well-trodden situations, or even people, you may need to leave them behind—so says Mars conjunct the Sun. If they’re not there when you “get back” they never were. But forge ahead and strut your literal or figurative stuff, putting a hefty price tag on skills and talents. Those who can’t afford you simply won’t.

Cancer

A Grand Trine of Sun, Moon and Venus makes for a fun, auspicious time. You now hone the execution of daily duties, and catch quite a buzz from doing your due diligence to conjure next big dreams into being. Feeling on top of the world, while making major waves in it, is the reward of many a moon working in the trenches to become this so-called overnight success. Who says you can’t break records, win medals, stage coups, swing deals and achieve certain enlightenment, all in one week? Certainly not us.

Leo

As Mercury goes direct, once again, life is sweet. Physical activities abound with the Sun conjunct Mars. Your default thinking is more sanguine, your mood less jaded and your daydreams more vividly adventurous, courtesy of Neptune retrograde. Artistic passions and pastimes beckon—indulging them allows your mind to wander and alight on making larger goals more niche. Dull routines rhythmically morph into rituals that empower and consecrate your experience, as bad habits and bonds are finally toe-tagged for extinction.

Virgo

As Mercury goes direct, by Thursday, it’s time to come clean. The thrill of cutting some people loose notwithstanding, Venus trine Saturn hits home the fact that feigning to suffer fools only serves selfish purposes. To avoid a karmic setback, give credit and, yes, compensation to those you may’ve used as crutches or stepping stones—signs show the revenge of humble nerds can be swift and mighty. Inner turmoil can no longer be blamed on others. Prepare to make amends, and any payment plans, to speed your cosmic trip!

Libra

Neptune retrogrades as Mercury goes direct, prescribing the deflecting of attention, if not the wearing of a cloak of invisibility. If someone brags about successes, acknowledge the fact—at least smile and nod. Do not try to one-up them. You’re urged to give thanks to those who’ve championed you—some of whom only seek some quality time together. Do good works to achieve your aims; and play it smart. If you wish to endear yourself to others for solo gain, then prepare for mutual back-scratching. This is a practical time.

Scorpio

You seek solace, with Venus trine Saturn. And you cultivate composure by employing few words and meeting myriad obligations with calculated calm. Mercury going direct, Thursday, helps you divine middle grounds, so you can mediate opposing factors with a cool head. You may even partake of earthly pleasures without overindulging in them. Mindfully put past emotional see-sawing behind you. In love bonds, you needn’t be so all-or-nothing—loved ones shouldn’t take responsibility for your every joy or woe.

Sagittarius

In advance of Mercury going direct, Thursday, underlying melancholy may motivate you to reunite with old chums and revisit creative projects you prematurely put out to pasture. Artistically, you could be in a blue period, but do let it be a celebrated one! You can’t turn back time, cherie, but you can pick up the threads and pull them through. You bring way more to the table now than when you first made a go at goals you then set aside. And if so-called people say you don’t seem like yourself, try to take it as a compliment. Okay?

Capricorn

As Mercury goes direct, by Thursday, you experience some epiphanies, like: Prizing certain people over others may’ve contributed to career paralysis or social petrification. The upshot is that: Any illusions about sham personalities you’ve plopped onto pedestals now shatter; and you connect the dots from your undue praise of such folk to the drain it’s had on your mojo. Still, don’t give shady peeps or their shenanigans any further thought. By keeping your own counsel now, you will regain any and all power and energy lost.

Aquarius

Even in advance of Mercury leaving retrograde on Thursday, life can feel like a sustained spate of synchronicity. So-called strange phenomena isn’t so odd, really. Once you get accustomed to it, you’ll see it as symptomatic of living a certain Truth: that just being alive is a miracle unto itself. In this state of mind slash grace, existence takes on the quality of unfolding according to your needs, not to be confused with your wants. And, to fully harness this lotus reveal, dedicate your actions to the merit of all sentient beings.

Pisces

Neptune retrogrades just as Mercury has gone direct. All told, your commercial viability is given a boost this week, as you’re urged to merge with a community of like minds. But resist impulses to codependently cling. Invoke the low of attraction, for love or money. Venus trine Saturn, too, allows you to clearly define goals that bring desired, not just any old people, places and perks to you. It’s time to self-examine, taking a good, long gander into the mirror. It’s why they call it reflection. A friend in need appreciates your reaching out.

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by Starsky + Cox
authors of Sextrology & Cosmic Coupling
week of May 31-June 6 2015

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Kate Upton: A fully-formed Lolita

Kate Upton: A fully-formed Lolita

Gemini is ruled by winged Mercury, god of the crossroads. Being at a crossroads spells a difficult decision. The winged goddess of discord, Eris, lobs an apple into a divine party with the words “for the fairest among you” penned upon it. Someone must decide. The Judgment of Paris sees the poor boy choosing Aphrodite who promised him Helen for the honor. Helen is a quadruplet. She and brother Pollex hatched from one egg, and Clytemnestra and Castor from another, Zeus having taken swan form in the fathering. Castor and Pollux are the Gemini “twins.” Helen and Clytemnestra, then, too, no? Helen hooked up with Paris who was from the wrong side of the tracks. Fast forward to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet whose suitor, pre-Romeo, is likewise called Paris. The name Juliet translates to both “child of Jove”, a name for Jupiter, Greek: Zeus, and “downy” another nod to birds. Star-crossed and prone to love at first sight with someone from the wrong side of the crossroads, Juliet is a prime literary archetype of the Gemini woman in keeping with the sign’s rule of the human age of 14-21, a time when one first bites into the apple of temptation. Helen and Paris; Romeo and Juliet are forbidden fruit. This matches the biblical view of the zodiac as well. The first fiery sign Aries is akin to big-bang creation; Taurus to the lush green Eden and temptation; and Gemini, the twins, the Fall, duality, is the consequence of eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Helen and Juliet are echoes of the prurient Eve; as is Nabokov’s Lolita who tempts duality incarnate Humbert Humbert. And you thought it was all just an accident that Gemini women seem a ripe combination of guilelessness and game. This gamine of the Zodiac does tend to be gorgeous enough to launch a thousand cosmetic campaigns; and while there is always some personal-fall sprinkled into the mix and often linked to her falling rather suddenly in love, but Gemini birds are set on a quicker speed. Innocent as a rose—mind the thorns: Kate Upton, Marilyn Monroe, Adriana Lima, Isabella Rossellini, Bar Refaeli, Heidi Klum, Elizabeth Hurley, Brooke Shields, Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Campbell, Anna Kournikova, Lana Del Rey, Michelle Phillips, Molly Sims, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Autumn and Willow Shields, and that two-faced swan, Natalie Portman.

Aries

You’ve difficulty soft-pedaling telling others where to get off. With Neptune square Mars, Sun, and Mercury, you’re not so diplomatic setting boundaries, yet your brusque honesty is what others most like about you. Woe to those, though, who mistake your jovial kindness for weakness. When it comes to emotional muscle, you’re a Hulk, and you can be set off. Put anything non-priority on the back burner and devote to your passions. It may not feel you’re at an artistic milestone. But you are paving way for a creative future.

Taurus

If feeling spooked or overly superstitious, remember the only bogeyman is ill preparation. Slay nagging dread by knowing your shizzle down cold. Don’t lament all the loose ends in your wake—double-back and tie up the important ones. Venus square Uranus triggers unexpected realizations, like, your self-concern having had an alienating effect. Others try to get closer; and you’re hard-pressed to lay down your defenses to let them. This entails confronting lingering intimacy issues. Open all communication channels, there, Uhura.

Gemini

With Mercury retrograde, your words have wings now, they just flap more slowly. So whatever you say lingers in the air. Be careful not to drop any bombs or bits of gossip. If you do speak out-of-turn, a contrite admission will exonerate you. Miscommunications, still, are all too easy to perpetrate; so hold your tongue (if you can). To utter is human, to shut it, divine. Heads up: a financial opportunity may be riskier than it seems. Keep your lips and purse zipped for now, as biding time reveals who are the goodies and who are the baddies.

Cancer

With the Sagittarius Full Moon, you may already be pursuing intellectual, philosophical, even mystic study. If not, heed true callings now for higher knowledge; sniff around degree programs or other means of mastery. Some light research doesn’t preclude getting other shows on the road, as well—showcasing your talents and wares on an increasingly wider scale. You’re even inner journeying more profoundly than ever before. Others finding you asocial means you’re doing something right i.e. reacquainting with yourself.

Leo

If you feel edgy putting future plans into works, it’s due to Saturn opposing the Sun and Mercury. While still in retrograde, that planet can tangle and mangle plans. Old bonds factor heavily as favors are called in. You see how much you’ve changed in the eyes of old cronies. Resist falling back into tired behavior, which belies the calm you’ve carefully cultivated these past months. Those tempting you with delights designed to derail you test your progress. You’ve the grit to sacrifice fleeting sensation for a multi-year success plan.

Virgo

Prior to the Full Moon, Tuesday, you can be vague if not dissolute. Though you claim you’re chill and others are uptight, you may be in denial, experiencing a disconnect between mind and emotions. So: It’s about matching your will with your want, your imagination with your actions, behavior with beliefs. Let any resistance you encounter reinforce your resolve to achieve singular objectives. Standing tall, you receive cosmic assists via new allies and big breaks. You can’t afford to compare yourself with others.

Libra

You’ve a mounting sense something huge is about to happen, courtesy of Venus square Uranus. Heed inklings to put your surroundings in order before an imminent flood of activity ensues. Any hunch to liquidate some assets is a good one. There is great benefit in sudden change. Let go of pretend struggles, be they ongoing battles within, or delusions that certain goals are too difficult to realize. Advancement in your career or creative work calls for isolating so-called weaknesses, seeing them as sources of surpassing strength.

Scorpio

You enter a sort of sensory overload—memories engulf you by day and nightly reveries are ultra vivid, if not jarring. Neptune square Mars provides vivid clues to psychological conundrums as well as some artistic inspiration. This mash-up also amps self-esteem and the status others afford you, which may be one and the same. Contempt for others’ great successes is sour grapes. Turn intimidation to inspiration. Appreciating others as living examples raises your vibration, attracting real, divine assistance to speed your own trips.

Sagittarius

With the Sagittarius Full Moon, Tuesday, you’re set to make fast deals, snap decisions, and quick trips: Good timing as some bonds have become too close for comfort. Indeed, your love life may take a serious turn with Venus trine Saturn deepening some relations, earmarking others for elimination. Anxiety over budgets or contracts is a distraction. Stay firm in negotiations. Make it crystal you’re a fierce warrior, no frail worrier. So-called rejections won’t derail true desires—they will redirect you away from any false ones.

Capricorn

Venus in Leo, trining Saturn guides you toward a truer tribe of intimates. So worry not if you feel a certain disconnect from existing parties. You’re being saved from more emotional pain. Tuesday’s Full Moon provides the emotional detachment you need to see that nothing is personal. Though career stakes may be high, with a plethora of projects in the pipeline, it’s that much more important to plan a getaway if not a permanent escape. The support you seek is within; and a wee distance from others helps foster desired self-reliance.

Aquarius

You must now decide which campaigns to launch, and in what order. You delude yourself if you think you can achieve a multitude of goals all at once. Venus square Uranus shows you how a sweeping revolution can actually be a three-year plan. Priority one is health and mental well-being. The second is giving yourself requisite props, not to mention some trusty assistance, to succeed. An impulse move may be imminent; that, or you make a sudden switcheroo, dismantling an intended plan. Let your gut be your guide.

Pisces

You’re schooled in the art of discernment as Neptune squares Mars, Sun and Mercury. It comes in handy now as you have more work, social opportunities and loving attention than you can shake a stick at. Enter another lesson in the power of No, learning to decline offers without utterly closing doors. Others may revere you as expert, mentor or guru, but beware of groupies looking for a free ride on your groovy or gravy train. Only welcome aboard those who already contribute to your good fortune. It’ll feel so good to give back.

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RobinHood1922-01Gemini is ruled by Mercury, named for the scrappy god of the crossroads. Literally, or just in their hearts, Gemini guys are street-wise garçcons de la rue: poets, troubadours, urchins, scamps, tricksters and jugglers, if just of the truth, dual by nature, dualistic by design. They are artful dodgers, fast-talking champions of the common man. There is a bit of Robin Hood in every Gemini hood in the hood. That aerial hero in green tights recalls another mercurial character, namely, Robin Goodfellow, Shakespeare’s Puck, synonymous with Peter Pan, all fairy versions of winged Mercury, the magician and messenger god who, like Peter and Puck, never ages past adolescence. Duality in all its forms, but knowledge, especially, of mortality and immortality, is the theme of the Gemini male psyche. The tale of the male “twins” of Gemini, Castor and Pollux (actually quadruplets who hatched from separate eggs with twin sisters, fathered by Zeus in the guise of a Swan) is hinged on their mortal/deific dialectic. Birds and wings symbolize the divine side of the human condition, which we all possess. Gemini man tends to express his own via flights of fancy and the proliferation of ideas, poetry, music, writing, or whatever magical or Machiavellian maneuvers with which he seeks to make a lasting mark on the world. He tends to pack a wallop with his words, Mercury (Logos) being god of communication. And many a Gemini actor has played into his airy, pirate archetype. Think Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow, Errol Flynn’s Robin Hood or Captain Blood, Douglas Fairbanks’ Robin Hood or Thief of Bagdad, James Purfoy’s Blackbeard, Jason Isaac’s Captain Hook, Geoffrey Rush’s Captain Barbossa. And then there are just the roguish, anti-hero stylings of Colin Farrell, Tupac Shakur, Stellan Skarsgard, Dominic Cooper, Paul Bettany, Peter Dinklage, Hugh Laurie, Malcolm McDowell, Joseph Fiennes, Russell Brand, Rupert Everett, Morrissey, Bob Dylan, Liam Neeson, Ice Cube and Josh Lucas.

Aries

It is well within your power to positively spin setbacks that would’ve derailed you a year ago. With Mercury retro-rolling over Mars, focus on clearing obstacles to success, regrets be damned. Self-reliance is your secret weapon, while your natural vulnerability (and yes you have one) inspires help from others as well. Expect to be pampered, praised and raised up as righteous. It’s a rare time when you can at once indulge in earthly delights and cultivate spiritual connection. Mars opposed Saturn sees a maturation in your actions.

Taurus

It’s best to assign units of time to family interaction, keeping boundaries in place. Cool detachment now comprises enough emotional investment. With Uranus T-square Venus and Pluto, feel free to opt out of gatherings or otherwise take a powder. You mightn’t be ready to reveal a new love or other secrets, so button it. And beware of bragging—folks may feel their noses being rubbed in your tales of success—whether you intend it or not. With Mercury retrograde be mindful signing contracts, sealing deals or pinky swearing.

Gemini

With Mercury retro-transiting Mars you may become preoccupied with making a mark. This mustn’t take precedence over pinpointing with what, exactly, you plan to make it. Planet moves prescribe getting thee to your workshop or whatever you call your hub of productivity, to turn it out. And for counterbalance, you may let yourself be absorbed by a social swirl. Be abstemious in either direction—no both-ended candle burning. Mercury opposed Saturn helps solidify ambitions and fosters support of heavy-weight champions.

Cancer

A love bond may wane toward the platonic or a new one may emerge, as Uranus T-squares Venus opposed Pluto. For sure, intimacy issues come to the fore; and you might feel that certain solitude could be good for the spirit. You more easily accept others’ crazy, which once put you off; just as you’re more forgiving of your own idiosyncrasies. Funny that. Mercury retro-transiting Mars sees you better connecting with others. Self-consciousness is at a record low as compassion is peaking. Steer clear of unnerving party atmospheres.

Leo

This week finds you firmly rooted in your soul kitchen vita-mixing art and commerce into a smooth recipe for success. The Sun and Mars opposed Saturn could see you kick a corporate habit, go free-lance, or hang out a self-named shingle. Surely, you break with outmoded constructs, opening onto a future vista of abundance. Resources are to channel into true ambitions, perhaps dating back to childhood. Mercury retrograde and Venus opposed Pluto helps you mine past disappointments for gems of wisdom and real-magic.

Virgo

Mercury retro-transiting Mars transmutes what you perceive as weaknesses into power. Skeletons in your closet may provide the bones of a business or artistic plan; so-called losses making space for new opportunity. Without your lifting a little pinky, others’ ill intentions are exposed by cosmic forces. Don’t mention it. You more easily funnel energy often spent self-obsessing into raising your, and others’, spirits. You’re given a bold and loving voice to unspoken family issues. You now own your experience and let it fuel you.

Libra

Solo ambitions can put a strain on shared resources, or so it seems, with Venus opposing Pluto. This will ease, but only after a showdown of sorts. Living on the job, or out of a suitcase, is self-punishment. So tell the cosmos: I need a space to call my own, even if under a collective roof. With Mercury retrograding over Mars you may ache to pursue creative dreams, calling on higher powers to aid in not-so-quixotic quests. Codependents may tag you hard to reach, but no mind. It’s the usual side effect of reaching for the stars.

Scorpio

You may feel as if in a state of limbo, but let’s not see how low you can go. Venus opposing Pluto seeks to balance pleasure with purpose. You may have less downtime than usual, but new projects and big breaks energize you to a level you haven’t known since in days of yore when you enjoyed an actual field day. Mercury back-transiting Mars inspires you to make amends instead of excuses to those you’ve ducked or trucked over. A riff with a lover may be irreparable, seeing you happily go your own way. Cue sunset.

Sagittarius

Though you’re labeled giving, is your investment perfunctory? Mercury retro-rolling over Mars bids you examine: are your intentions truly altruistic? Or are they designed to make others feel indebted? With Venus opposed Pluto you see how puffery stemming from others’ dependence on you is a poor substitute for personal achievement. The universe is trying to tell you that it’s a solemn duty to fulfill your desires—it is your destiny— and to commit fully, all in, to this thing called life. Planet moves may inspire sincerest apology.

Capricorn

As Mercury rolls back over Mars, repressed anger can take you unawares. Woe it is to those who push their luck with you; but beware of lashing out at anyone you suspect is dissing you—that would be self-fulfilling prophecy. Check paranoid projections lest you bite hands feeding you continued opportunities for success. The cosmos provides a wider platform for reaching out with a product or message, plugging you into the Zeitgeist. Take small bites, creatively, building as you go without concern for any big pictures.

Aquarius

You’re to embark on a new journey, but Uranus T-square Venus opposed Pluto prescribes looking before launching into uncharted territory. As impassioned as you are, you’re just as easily discouraged; so balance increased self-confidence against a healthy humility. Mercury retrograde urges you out of ruts, including the trap of judging others too quickly. Be patient, with yourself especially, taking time to warm to new people, places and flings. When Mercury rolls back over Mars, the words you seek tumble like gum drops.

Pisces

You’re more emotionally accessed, with this current Mercury retrograde, but it can be as painful as it is liberating. Accept recent trials by fire, noting how they’ve purified and transformed you into a more open and forgiving human. Sit with all your feelings, then shake them out. As Mercury continues to square Neptune you go deeper into mind expansion, increasingly forgoing cheap thrills for greater goals, immersing yourself in study you’ve long wanted to undertake. All said, this week will widen your third eye.

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by Starsky + Cox

week of May 17-23 2015

Sextrology, the e-version: finally, an edition your friends can't steal.

Sextrology, the e-version: finally, an edition your friends can’t steal.

Working the Goddess of Discord Archetype

Working the Goddess of Discord Archetype

Gemini is the premier air sign, ruled by winged Mercury, the dualistic messenger god of the word (logos) and all forms of communication and gossip, girl. While the Twins guy is Peter Pan-complexed and a bit fly-by-night, Twins woman is the original Tinkerbelle: equal parts manipulative and loveable, disruptive and protective, running hot and cold. “I need you to love me”…. “Stand back, stand back.” Gemini women draw on the archetype of Eris, goddess of discord who, feeling snubbed for not being invited to a divine party of god/desses, caused a buzz by lobbing an apple into the mixer on which were written the words “for the fairest among you”—jump cut to the Judgment of Paris and all-out Trojan war. Enter another Gemini archetype, Helen of Troy, the true twin of Pollux—they hatched from one of two eggs their mother Leda laid (after she was laid by Zeus in the guise of a swan). From a second egg hatched the mortal twins Castor and Clytemnestra. Castor and Pollux are the twins of the Gemini constellation, while Helen and Clytemnestra express the Gemini woman duality: passive/provocative, naive/knowing, meek/magnificent, vulnerable/vainglorious, silly/sublime, delicate/divalike, if not tragic/transcendent. And it’s this mix that fascinates us. That and the fact that the Gemini lady can be pretty/cuckoo, or at least portray cray-cray scary/well: Stevie Nicks, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Naomi Campbell, Nicole Kidman, Kathleen Turner, Angelina Jolie, Helena Bonham-Carter, Anne Heche, Heidi Klum, Liz Hurley, Brooke Shields, Lauryn Hill, Natalie Portman, Fairuza Balk, Juliette Lewis, Carey Mulligan, Jewel Kilcher, Ally Sheedy and the teensy/titan Olsen twins.

Aries

You embody higher purpose with the New Moon conjunct Mercury, Mars and the Sun. You have to laugh, if through tears, letting go of blocked emotion and outmoded bonds. You’re suffused with optimism, love and creativity. You needn’t lower expectations of others; rather hold out for those who’ll meet them. With Mercury retrograde, Monday, you make sweeping changes that take some off guard. Those who balk are stalled in their own progress. Those who applaud you comprise a newly improved inner social circle.

Taurus

With the New Moon, and Mercury retrograde, cracks in your façade appear. But as a smoky Quebecois once said: that’s where the light gets in. Crumbling appearances urge you to search your soul for more destiny callings. Not that you get a full handle on them straight away; but you do cop a feel for that which may serve you at career or creative crossroads. As good as life looks on paper, it can feel more hollow than usual. And you, more vulnerable. This inspires attitude shifts that align your behaviors with truest beliefs.

Gemini

Mercury retrograde is bent on teaching you something about abundance: Even if you’re made of money, you benefit from limiting consumerism. Now is about perceiving the innate bounty of nature and, yes, the universe. Despite peer pressure to splurge, or save financial face, it’s best to forgo unduly doling out dosh. For this, you’re rewarded with perks on which you cannot place a price tag. The New Moon empowers you to turn a casual pastime into a burning passion, increasingly illuminating an ultra creative path.

Cancer

With the New Moon, you wax radical, realizing that, in regards to personal freedom, there’s no such thing as half measures. With Mercury retrograde, however, some may caution you against being too liberally minded—as if that’s possible. Censure should only inspire you to seek new company, vistas and virtual Valhallas to ascend to. You have big fish to fry and must perish all small thoughts. The hardest part about getting what you want is letting yourself have it. Don’t allow the caretaking of others to thwart the self sort.

Leo

Mercury retrograde, Mars and the Sun huddle up to the New Moon which inspires some energetic thinking. You don’t have to be the best whatever in the world—you need only aspire. Though you may’ve defined yourself by a certain label, others highly esteeming you as such, you are undergoing a transformation. So instead of looking for stroking for what you’ve already done, strike out in a new direction. If offered a lead or breakout role, don’t take it on pride alone. Accept it in a spirit of devotion to being an agent for good.

Virgo

This week, with Mercury retrograde on the New Moon, you’re given a choice between endeavors that may or may not serve you. An opportunity with no immediate financial payoff could outweigh a lucrative one. Following your bliss can ultimately lead to a pot of coin. With Mercury square Neptune, you may want to refresh stale situations, but don’t beat a dead delusion. Avoid inventorying others’ deeds or citing them for dysfunction. This may be a projection of your own erratic behavior. You don’t wear false humility well.

Libra

You’re suffused with great expectations, by nature, but with Mercury retrograde and the New Moon, others disappoint more than usual. Adopting a me-first attitude clears a swath through competing obligations. You are no good to anyone unless your own needs are met first. Solo leaps of faith enjoy some major cosmic assists. Now is the time to throw caution to the wind and grab at all the shiny brass rings that catch your eye. A new romantic prospect may surface, which mightn’t be the best news for an existing admirer.

Scorpio

With the New Moon conjunct Mars and Mercury retrograde, you must soften stances to save yourself grief and to allow for some divine intervention. Being a nimble negotiator is a must to make deals or contracts work. Words and deeds can be misconstrued, now, so proofread memos for tone and don’t send mixed messages. Ride the social rollercoaster or get off it. Plans change with the wind. Embrace serendipity and clean slates to fill with fresh projects and people. Don’t tinker with existing bonds; embrace new untainted ones.

Sagittarius

It’s time to tie bows on long-suffering labors of love. Mercury retrograde info-gathers for new interests with a nervous zeal; and being conjunct Mars and the New Moon, you may get the impression that anticipated windfalls are falling through. They’re not. Prosperity is multi-form. Resist urges to pester those who’ve pledged support. Worrying can make you seem mistrustful. Don’t play savior to others either—that’s just projection—focus on your own thrivation. Garner interest in your passion projects, grateful to be in planning stages.

Capricorn

Though you typically don’t sweat the small stuff, Mercury retrograde and the New Moon can find you micromanaging and becoming mired in minutiae. Resist. Perfectionism is a delay tactic, and over-attention to detail is worry trying to look busy. Realize that your so-called second-rate results are better than most’s firsts. Meet deadlines and tweak later. Save creative juices for projects that matter more personally than those stacking up now. In love, don’t pick at emotional sores. It might give the impression you’re seeking an out.

Aquarius

The New Moon and Mercury retrograde set the tone for a more magnanimous you. You can now perfect the fine art of delegating, providing increased purpose and votes of confidence to others. Fellow mover-shakers dig your cool remove in dealing with some pretty tough customers. In personal bonds, detaching with love is doing your bit in the war against codependence. You gain the necessary fortitude to see lofty aims through to fruition, adding speed to accuracy in growing success. Staying in motion beats the blues.

Pisces

This is a spiritually energizing week. The New Moon conjunct Mars and retrograde Mercury put most plans on hold. Planet moves also relax self-imposed rules, allowing you to embody more ease and vitality. Ironically, in ditching your eternal to-do lists, you actually get more done. You are increasingly generous with yourself, too, as inhibitions loosen. Those who underestimated you find a ferocious competitor and an even fiercer friend. Let past melodramas become vaguely anecdotal. It’s time to create new material.

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Haute Astrology

by Starsky + Cox 

week of May 10-16 2015

Sextrology, the e-version: finally, an edition your friends can't steal.

Sextrology, the e-version: finally, an edition your friends can’t steal.

grape+hyacinthIn counterpoint to its preceding sign of objective, directive, “masculine” Mars-ruled Aries (and the forthright people born under that sign), “feminine” Venus-ruled Taurus is subjective, intriguing, inviting and alluring. Taurus people can be, if only naively, vague, suggestive, or downright elusive. They are all pull, and no push. Taurus are navel gazers, endlessly self-reflective, and they thus invite the interest, worship and also the scrutiny of others. As artists and intellects, they obscure and refine, turning obvious forms of expression on their ear while they up the creative ante, achieving unique, even absurdist, and elegant results. By nature, they don’t effort. As the premier earth sign, these pastoral archetypal flower-children—think reflective Narcissus, Adonis and Hyacinth—embody natural ease. They toil nor do they spin. Full expression is their birthright. Taurus rules the throat and voice, symbolizing a natural proclivity for these bovine characters to utter. Venus works her grace and charm physically in this sign and on its men who are suppleness personified. Consider the gravity-defying moves of Fred Astaire and David Beckham; the oblique musical stylings of Burt Bacharach, Bing Crosby, Bono Vox (good voice), Pete Townsend, David Byrne or Brian Eno; the skewed comedic genius of George Carlin and Stephen Colbert; the elegant up-ending of Salvatore Dali and Jasper Johns, the out-of-left-field acting styles of Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson and Harvey Keitel, the ironic soft-spoken-ness of Malcolm X, the obscured invention of Mark Zuckerberg, the self-reverential élan of filmmaker Wes Anderson. All such expression being one big, slow side-long glance of the Taurus Bull. Can they be in love with themselves? That’s a question for the likes of Al Pacino, Chris Brown, George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Enrique Iglesias, Daniel Day Lewis, Jay Leno, Will Arnett, Robert Pattinson, James McAvoy, Jerry Seinfeld, Orson Wells or Rudolph Valentino.

Aries

You seek to balance self-restraint with pleasure-seeking, achieving equipoise between them by realizing that: discipline isn’t an abstract authority figure to rebel against, but a partner in crime; while hedonism, which long since promised to make you hip, will more likely see you break one. Venus opposing Pluto shows you how excess sweet life causes decay. Head that off at the pass, even erasing ill effects, by going deeper into stillness and embracing certain asceticism to counteract Mars in Gemini heating up your social life.

Taurus

As Mars leaves Taurus, focus shifts from function to design, and Venus trine Neptune makes your vision more fanciful. Any monkish ways that served you in the past now smack of self-denial. Love bonds beg for attention with a new variation on an old theme: Weighing sole ambition against investing time-energy in significant others. Be flexible in any commercial dealings. High principles and an ability to compromise aren’t mutually exclusive. Venus opposing Pluto helps you find closure and to exhibit grace in letting go.

Gemini

Stick like glue to your routine in the face of extraordinary people, places or things entering your experience. Mars trine Uranus says to fully embrace your ideal self as you face off with unlikely folks and fauxs. See how much more you you can be in groups and social settings. Take the lead and play host if given the opportunity. Narrow fields of interest and close ranks with those who have your back, as you do theirs. Don’t seek new favor but do right by tried and true devotees. Mars in Gemini augments physical vitality.

Cancer

Life seems riddled with so many contingencies and if-then equations that you’re wont to escape to your happy place. With Mercury square Neptune, your instinct to stay under the radar, out of drama’s way, is a good one. Venus trine Neptune, meanwhile, sees you wax romantic, idealistic, unleashing a backlog of dreamy aspirations you’ve been sitting on. Loved ones amaze at your jump-starting old projects and revisiting old friends or flames. Big breaks you thought you blew circle back, as deals tagged d.o.a. spring to life.

Leo

Easily at home in the eye of a social storm, you now ease into the periphery of the swirl. The Sun opposed Saturn provides a renewed relaxation in group settings with nary a need for an artificial form of escape. Those you’ve kept at arms-length are given access to a more embraceable you; and Venus trine Neptune can make relationships more enchanted and, paradoxically, illusory. Let your emotional guard down, but keep psychic shields up. It’s possible that your heretofore prized, so-called chillability may stem from past neglect.

Virgo

Take inventory of your intentions, now, ensuring they’re all noble. With Mars sliding into Gemini, you acquire new expertise with something of a vengeance. But be careful of doing anything out of revenge; and don’t claim proficiency in too many areas out of a need for praise. Let yourself be driven deeper into areas of interest with the sole goal of solo accomplishment. It’s better to be the starriest pupil in search of answers than to pretend to have them all. Mercury squaring Neptune makes you prone to exaggeration.

Libra

With Venus trine Neptune, your senses work overtime, as you delight in luxuries and splurge on urges. Venus opposing Pluto, later in the week, however, challenges you to find the pleasure in forgoing such indulgences. You’re increasingly driven by erotic charges that power creativity as well as libido. Ever more the culture vulture, you seek out exotic artistic and social experiences. Those who accept your alternately lavish and frugal spirit bond with you more closely. Those who label you fickle can find the door.

Scorpio

From the inside out, you project a comely confidence, solidly aligned with beautiful, new aspirations—courtesy of Venus in a powerline with Pluto. Nobody even notices that: you quietly rage against the cool exterior you maintain with a Mona Lisa smile, until you’ve transcended frayed emotions, taking slings and arrows in stride. Would-be underminers will find you unshakable. And big-wigs seeking a supermensch to run a new operation eyeball you with good intent. Err on the side of humility, without selling yourself short.

Sagittarius

Things fall apart. This is a good thing. It’s time, for one, to deconstruct your creative process and let some seams show in your personal or professional life. Venus square Pluto help you find beauty in progress, not perfection. As you go through many changes, now, speak to them—testify to outmoded paradigms. Accept situations you cannot change, move through or move on—outgrowing is still growth. Loyalty to loved ones shouldn’t entail passing on knocking opportunities. Mars opposed Saturn signals strength.

Capricorn

Time is on your side now, allowing you a respite to explore your subconscious nooks and crannies for the combined benefit of increased self-awareness and creative inspiration. Saturn opposing Mars and the Sun bodes well for rooting around inside you for unique observations that also have universal resonance, offering emotional release to you, and perhaps even comic relief to others. Venus trine Neptune helps you court any number of muses, but it can bemuse you when it comes to people schmoozing you for connections.

Aquarius

You have cosmic license to be proactive and ultra productive, but not to the exclusion of pleasure. And, though it may’ve worked in the past, personally and professionally, to let others chase you, this won’t fly now. Opportunities for love and money now go to the most determined, not to the most coy or come-hither. With Venus opposing Pluto, you must strive for clarity—no toying with others’ affections, even in the vaguest of bonds. As New Agey as it sounds, look for the divinity in others; it’s how they find it in you.

Pisces

While Mercury squaring Neptune makes you highly aware of self-imposed limits, it also outlines baby steps needing taking to break through stumbling blocks in love and work relationships. To boot, Venus trining Neptune helps you let go lightly of fair-weather friends and situations that no longer serve. Even tiniest moves toward truly desired goals are rewarded. So declare your intentions boldly then act on them! There is nothing and nobody out of your league. There are no leagues. And there’s no game if you don’t play it.

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Haute Astrology

by Starsky + Cox 

week of May 3-9 2015

Sextrology, the e-version: finally, an edition your friends can't steal.

Sextrology, the e-version: finally, an edition your friends won’t “borrow.”

bettiebangsVenus governs Taurus on the earth plane (and Libra on the astral one). The Venus symbol—a circle atop a crossed staff—emblematic of the Feminine Principle—is called the mirror of Aphrodite. The planet’s namesake goddess of grace and beauty works her charms through Taurus, and on its people, in a physical, tangible, often monetary way. Indeed, Taurus woman is the original material girl. Though she may learn early in life that an urgent, myopic focus on possessions can blind her to more eternal bounty. Still, it’s no bull that Taureans tend to be attractive in a fresh and earthy, if not oomphy, way. The women are natural beauties, barefoot contessas and, sometimes self-professed geishas who fetishize their burgeoning femininity. Consider the luscious delights of Emilia Clarke, Bianca Jagger, Penelope Cruz, Rosario Dawson, Jessica Alba, Bettie Page, Uma Thurman, Laetitia Casta, Megan Fox, Diana Agron, Christina Hendricks, Audrey Hepburn and Nancy Kwan. Oh, yes, Taurus enjoys being a girl; and when she inevitably loses her innocent bloom and no longer likes what mirror-mirror reflects, she is most prone to see this as a red flag to charge into some cosmetic surgeon’s office. Case in point: Renee Zellwegger , Cher, Kimora Lee Simmons, Tori Spelling, Christine Baranski, Janet Jackson, Donatella Versace, Carol Burnett, Barbra Streisand, Pia Zadora, Michele Pfeifer, Shirley MacLaine, Melissa Gilbert and Bea Arthur, who, it must be remembered, televised her face lift in primetime on “Maude”.

Aries

The Full Scorpio Moon signals the end of a cycle and sees you making a break for it. You might take literal flight—decamping to old stomping grounds to regroup or soak up some local color. More likely: you’ll emotionally retreat, mindful that even trusty cronies or colleagues who are loyal in flush times mightn’t be so easy to find when the chips are down. This begs the question: Can you be in bonds without strings to pull or chains to yank? Mars opposed Saturn hatches solid plans for a sustainable true-friend-filled future.

Taurus

As Venus sashays into Cancer you take moral lessons of late more to heart, putting them into gritty practice. This means absorbing information that closies confide—truly being there for loved ones—not just offering up pat solutions or throwing money or vague mutterings at their problems. Nobody wants your charity—they seek your emotional investment. We know you fear interaction that can tap deepest feelings. But too bad. Starting with Sunday’s Full Moon, the environment is safe for expressing said empathy.

Gemini

With the Scorpio Full Moon you feel the backlash of slapping smiley-face emoticons on all your dealings. You must set boundaries with cloying cling-ons, especially. Do not play a part in others’ downward spiraling drama, or tip-toe through eggshell-y landscapes of dysfunction. Mars and Mercury opposed Saturn inspires a warrior spirit, taking a stand against the subtlest abusers or enablers; and pinpointing broken bonds needing mending. You feel physically limber, mentally lucid, emotionally agile and fiercely independent.

Cancer

Sunday’s Full Moon offers a grace period wherein you can acquire new tools of your trade. Denying yourself requisite goods is a false economy and sends the wrong message: that you’re not worth self-investment. Not having what you need only makes a convenient excuse for failure. So open the coffers and cough up some cash to finance your successes. Venus in Cancer, opposing the Moon, Thursday, vanquishes self-doubt This mash-up also surfaces some mild addictions en route to eradicating them. So enjoy ’em while you may.

Leo

With the Scorpio Full Moon, you pull back from a frenetic work, and fraught social, scene. As if in slow-motion, you take care of business, meditatively hitting all your marks, while others flail around you like speed demons. On the work front, starting late and leaving early goes blissfully undetected. This means you’ve time to heed higher creative and spiritual callings, ones where you embody a calm sense of knowing. Venus in Cancer opens diplomatic channels, easing interpersonal unrest, clearing ways for new alliances.

Virgo

Mercury joining Mars in opposition to Saturn sets the stage for pure potential. Physically, you more easily jumpstart fitness routines or raise the ante on existing ones. Stylistically, a fresh aesthetic beckons so to express your increased authenticity of spirit. Mentally, positive thoughts have a transformational effect on you and loved ones, who make fewer demands. Starting with Sunday’s Full Moon, you seize solo moments to alter routines, explore new areas of study, and carve out more autonomy. You star is clearly on the rise.

Libra

With the Full Moon, be mindful of actions and messages you put out there. Now is about public image; and expertise is your mantra. Infuse every move you make with authority. Specialize—become synonymous with something one can pinpoint in two words. Narrowing your focus concentrates energy, magnetizing others to you. Venus in Cancer, opposed the Moon, Thursday, insures you have the right stuff and that it’s wrapped in a pretty package. Eliminate all excess in diet and exercise. Overdoing can be an undoing.

Scorpio

Things are looking up with Sunday’s Full Scorpio Moon. So, you’re gonna feel pretty silly if you spend any time whining, especially over money. Mars opposed Saturn opens your eyes to the abundance right under your nose. If only you’d quit bemoaning projects in which you’ve invested sweat equity, you might see how huge the pay-offs will be. Don’t wait to whistle while you work lest cheerier types start eating your lunch. Take stock of past achievements; this will fuel new endeavors. Put a stop to if-then thinking.

Sagittarius

A nice, long cosmic pause button is pushed with the Full Moon, and you wax reflective. You really could pen a novel given the twisty turns in your saga to date. The upshot being: You wish to be more of service to others. Things dovetail as you examine personal plot lines and recurring themes to extract life lessons you could impart to those seeking guidance. You foster trust and solidarity, sharing experiences previously omitted from your story. Dicier details of your past, once detriments, now inspire and empower you.

Capricorn

The Scorpio Full Moon releases a swarm of butterflies. But it’s adrenalin not nerves you feel, a symptom of unconscious preparation to stage a big production, if not a coup. Let emotions be your guide. Stick to your guns in the face of opposition. You know what it takes to make projects sing. And money plays a part. So don’t be nickeled and dimed. Better to pass projects onto those in need than to operate on what for you are shoestrings. Saturn opposed Mars spells abundance from solo callings; but you know it don’t come easy.

Aquarius

The Scorpio Full Moon on Sunday sends you a strong message: Creative career inroads are made by putting innovative new spins on the tried and true. But how to distinguish slam dunks from delusions? Stellar ideas don’t entail a string of contingencies or a team of engineers to manifest them. The best ones may even be on your drawing board and just need dusting off or souping up. Saturn opposed Mercury keeps you from racing ahead. And Venus in Cancer, Thursday, smoothes daily operations and softens your approaches.

Pisces

Ooh, Grr, this Full Moon sees power shifting your way with a mate or steady date, so take full charge of the sitchy-ation. Your notions of a healthy relationship are a-changing; and though actual members of your brood may throw shade, this affects you less the more you embrace your adopted loved ones. You now parent in oh-so many ways that weren’t previously, well, apparent. Venus in Cancer bids you recognize recent successes and the rewards therein. She also soothes your nerves; so mind, body and soul can operate as one.

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