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week of February 1-7 2015

farrahShe’s like a rainbow: We’ve mentioned that Iris, goddess of the rainbow, is one of the classic “descending goddesses” that portray the Aquarius woman archetype. She watered the clouds with her pitcher, and brought divine inspiration to mortals from the gods. She also, like Mercury, namesake for the planet (which is exalted in Aquarius) carries a caduceus staff and bears wings. She has a nemesis, an evil twin, a shadow side, called Arke, whose own wings are iridescent. Enter the biblical figure of Salome, female counterpart to the water bearer, John the Baptist: Her dance of the seven veils—one for each color of Roy G. Biv—is, like the rainbow itself, a beckoning beyond the veil of material illusion, terrestrial life, to that of reveal-ation, and communion with the divine. Whether through revelation or ascension or death this will be achieved. And who would have thunk the following list of seemingly innocent goddesses with their signature outsized bobble-heads plopped atop a nearly eternal nubility would pack such a punch? Hold the Salome: Mena Suvari, Emma Bunton, Natalie Dormer, Christina Ricci, Heather Graham, Mischa Barton, Jennifer Aniston, Sheryl Crow, Portia DeRossi, Isla Fisher, Emma Roberts, Rosamund Pike, Elizabeth Olsen, Kerry Washington, Elizabeth Banks, Tiffani Thiessen, Jane Seymour, Princess Caroline, Princess Stephanie, Brandy Norwood, Amber Valletta, Zhang Ziyi, Shakira, Diane Lane, Mia Kirshner, Minnie Driver, Christie Brinkley, Kelly Rowland, Farrah Fawcett and, the bobble-headiest of all: Paris Hilton.

Aries

You most need reminding that: nothing is personal—difficult for a me-generated Aries to understand. And yet you’re right, in a sense, that that the opposite is also true. With Tuesday’s Jupiter fueled Full Moon, the blanket ways you flatter (or ingratiate yourself to) others is easily read as indiscriminant and insincere. So soul-search what it is you truly want from people. Validation? Worship? Be brutally honest with yourself. It’s the surest way to rise from the depths of sycophancy into the rarified air of self-love and -value.

Taurus

Change is the only constant with Uranus T-squaring the Moon and Pluto. Reboots and rejigs need making to creative plans. Double back to reclaim unique, innovative visions, and steer clear of any status quo creeping in. With Tuesday’s Jupiter-amped Full Moon: Rolling up your puffed sleeves to lead a demoralized team doesn’t just give them a boost; it positions you to diagnose and root out dysfunction where it festers. Step up to take any top-dog community role on offer. The key to effective leadership is keenest delegation.

Gemini

You may laugh through tears, as Venus forms a stellium with Mars and Chiron, pointing to fond farewells and fresh starts. You’re eager to embrace new plans and paradigms, not to mention reimagine your mojo and personal effects. With Tuesday’s Full Moon, you graduate from a life of preparation to one of actualization and mastery, owning your accomplishments in a number of arenas. In command of life-lessons learned, you have a signature brand of droll wisdom to impart. To wit, bittersweet introspection is fruitful.

Cancer

With the Full Moon, Tuesday, time seems to expand in the face of looming deadlines. Don’t question the ease with which you meet them—but don’t waste the grace, either. Keep nose to the grindstone. Jupiter opposed the Sun channels happy thoughts and big ideas into being. But perspiration is still a key ingredient. Don’t take short cuts; and avoid escape fantasies, especially those involving sordid social scenes. Treating your body as a temple has obvious physical benefit. Knowing you’re doing so will heal a troubled mind.

Leo

The Full Leo Moon bids you take stock of overreactions in recent interactions. A blend of scorn and regret may surface (don’t wallow) en route to your taking a more conscious, compassionate approach to interpersonal bonds. Jupiter opposing the Sun provides much-needed distance between your feelings and actions. By shedding false superiority in your demeanor (thinly veiled underconfidence) you find joy in humility and in paying homage to others. It’s time you learn the big diff between expressing appreciation and kissing keister.

Virgo

Through the Full Moon Tuesday, stick to your guns in negotiating deals or partnerships. Yes, Virgos rock the art of compromise; but your zeal for resolution can see you concede too much. Don’t be too quick to peg new faces on the scene as rivals—they may be allies-in-progress. Bring dream pursuits into balance with your daily grind. Do a little each day toward them—it adds up. Creative callings must be priority-one to hasten lucrativity. So be all biz, working a fierce efficiency-expertise. And make sure to schedule in fun time.

Libra

As Venus sidles up to Chiron and Mars, ambition feels healing. You hit your marks, meeting obligations, as if life were one well-choreographed dance. You stretch into uncharted career territory, embracing progressive modes and ideas. With the Jupiter-amped Full Moon: Optimism, in all forms, is fueled by making amends and securing loose ends. Keep a positive outlook and be abundance-conscious. Exceed expectations—don’t sell yourself short—and face facts: You’ve outgrown some people, places and flings.

Scorpio

Family relations can get too close for comfort as Uranus T-squares the Moon and Pluto. Cue mild panic. You crave detachment from clinging intimates, too, finding comfort in mild acquaintances. Where closing ranks once protected you: with Tuesday’s Full Moon, it makes your world precariously small. As a fear of strangers dissolves into a healthy terror of loved ones, you loosen such ties that bind. Where this incites a riot, you can be sure there are strings attached. And ask yourself too: where are you conditionally loving?

Sagittarius

Your ruler Jupiter, conjunct Tuesday’s Full Moon, strips you of false prophets, crushes cum crutches, codependents, hollow heroes and real or metaphoric anesthetics. The trick is to soberly tackle big issues on your own, building emotional muscle in so doing. You’ll need said brawn for a new leg of personal evolution that entails vivid transformation. Change can be hard on bonds with which you fear to tamper. What’s revealed is that: Some so-called loved ones are married to what you represent rather than who you truly are.

Capricorn

A stellium of Mars, Neptune and Venus says to quit forcing plans or projects into works. Others may view this as giving up. But it’s actually surrender to authenticity. You can no longer twist your brain around situations you don’t feel. Tuesday’s Full Moon is a call to financial action. Making bank is its own reward. So get all your ducks in a row, paying down debts and cutting losses. You find life less fraught just aiming to put first things first. If you’ve no time to stroll or read a book, you’re doing (the proverbial) It all wrong.

Aquarius

With Tuesday’s Full Moon, you’re being urged to expel or express vestiges, memories, repressions of the past. But mind the rollercoaster—emotional highs and lows are to be equally avoided. Just observe and take stock of your inner complexities. All answers and solace are within. With Jupiter opposed the Sun, seismic shifts in your psyche occur for the best. Simply breathe and visualize an invisaline between your desires and your destiny. Success seeks you just as you do it. Remove doubts blocking its clear view of you.

Pisces

Saturn square Neptune and Venus allows you to extract nuggets of wisdom from every situation, even those you’ve labeled unsavory; and Tuesday’s Full Moon expands your mind via exaggerated experiences. So when the outrageous or the absurd occurs, embrace it so to glean life lessons. In career, your scope is increasingly global. Put busy work aside and concentrate, solely, on your eponymous brand’s creative content. Yes, you are a brand; and its proliferation requires exiting any cul de sacs in which you’ve been hiding.

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week of January 25-31 2015

Future-thinking Aquarian Rasputin

Grigori Rasputin

Aquarius is Leo’s so-called opposite on the cosmic wheel. Last week we explained that Leo is associated with our Sun, while Uranus-ruled Aquarius is likened to a distant Star, the Tarot card of the same name depicting the wondrous Waterbearer. Likewise, the literary archetypes of the signs are related. For instance, whereas male Leo draws on the brazen Sun-king Arthur, Aquarius man expresses the visionary character of Merlin who, incidentally, “lives backwards”, coming from the future. In simple terms: the Aquarian can seem alien, out there—in truth, he’s given glimpses of what is to be, to which the rest of us aren’t always as privy. In his best light, he is ahead of his time—a progressive, liberal, egalitarian with a scientist’s mind bent on freeing humanity from passé conventions that bind. This can see him being held up as some kind of guru, a power that can go to his egg head. He can be as emotionally distant as the future and as surprisingly unpredictable as a sudden mutation— he is a personification of that very quirk—which, if you know your biology, creates a new, evolutionary path that ensures the survival of the species. Think about it: Charles Darwin, Nicholas Copernicus, Wolfgang Mozart, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Edison, Galileo, Abraham Lincoln, Lewis Carroll, Grigori Rasputin, William Burroughs, James Dean, Paul Newman, Charles Dickens, Peter Gabriel, Ashton Kutcher, D.W. Griffith, Langston Hughes, Bertolt Brecht, Neal Cassady, Anton Chekhov, Federico Fellini, Phillip Glass, Huey Newton, John Travolta. Oh, and did you ever notice how many of your Aquarian male friends have bat-like teeth? Hello: Eddie Izzard, Robbie Williams, Christian Bale, Eddie Van Halen. No really, it’s a thing.

Aries

You may have invested in a lifelong plan which served as an antidote to a conditioned sense of alienation. Still, in a bid for so-called normalcy, life may’ve become small, and stifled your need for exploration and experimentation. But Mars conjunct Neptune now awakens realizable dreams and that taste for the exotic. So get ready to venture beyond the garden gate. Co-dependents may squawk, while true loved ones support your quest to become a smaller fish in a larger pond. And there’s no rush. Time waits for greatness.

Taurus

You can strike a balance between the trad and the rad, playing by the rules to further your most progressive goals or ideals. Jupiter opposed Mercury helps you clearly visualize and communicate your views in group settings. So take the reins when making pitches; and share your story with others. You show finesse, too, fielding any inquiry. Where you once met blocks articulating, you now flow, trippingly. You can pour on genuine charm with nary a disingenuous note. Improvised diatribes serve you better than prepared ones.

Gemini

With Mercury retrograde opposing Jupiter, you stretch beyond comfort zones and usual creative or social limits, only to then dive deeper into meditative you-time. What you can no longer abide are pat, homogenous human contacts and/or vague amusements. It’s a good time to unplug, curb social networking, and bring back good old-fashioned modes and manners. This is a time for healing, which includes a rediscovery of lost pastimes and artistic or intellectual interests. Nature and contemplation open channels to true wisdom.

Cancer

A stellium of Mars, Neptune and Venus enriches your aesthetic. Cancerian artists get serious, inspired to new heights; while all ye Moonchildren find beauty in exposing hidden, even harsh, truths, revealing the beatific in the beat. Careful not to be fooled by appearances or dazzled by packaging: You probe situations, so-called opportunities and people, for Truth. So ignite your power of appreciation, taking stock of all you possess (materially and intrinsically), giving thanks for this bounty. Your stock rises from there.

Leo

You embark upon a transformational trip, with Mercury then the Sun opposing Jupiter. Expect a sudden change in the intimate company you keep, and in the making of bold, new acquaintanceships. Your daily grind gets groovier, as you’re struck with revelations you can put straightaway into practice. Creative and healthful rituals take precedence. You get a glimpse of living in a manner aligned with inner callings, not outside dictates. As you quit seeking acceptance, you’ve a better barometer for what’s acceptable in others.

Virgo

Although access is granted to enclaves formerly denied you, the irony is: their appeal has waned since you last pressed your nose against any windows. But don’t cut off your schnozola to spite your face: Mars conjunct Neptune says to sashay through open doors with an attitude of gratitude. Make no mention of any old ill feelings. It’s only fodder for would-be detractors. Focus on showcasing skills that uniquely distinguish you. Some say you don’t play by the rules. This is true—you rewrite them, for which you are celebrated.

Libra

You must be in the biz of matching your behavior with your beliefs now. With Venus conjunct Neptune and Mars, try to own your true feelings and act accordingly. Start by taking up more emotional space. The small and meek routine is tired. Anyone who balks is meant to be challenged. And do let them see you sweat. There’s no boon in feigning that success comes easy. Tenacity doesn’t undermine your talent, it champions it. You have blamed failures on not really trying. Now you see that any result is for no lack of it.

Scorpio

With a current opposition of Jupiter and Mercury, you can put a new modus operandi into effect. Preservation should be your watchword when it comes to time and energy. Slice and dice your day, allotting specific hours of focus for select activities, working solely at such scheduled times. You will want to forgo fatuous endeavors and events. But avoid adopting a supercilious air. If you pooh-pooh projects in which you’re not participating, one may wonder if you doth protest too much. Otherwise, admit it when you feel left out.

Sagittarius

Jupiter opposed Mercury and Sun optimizes opportunities for healing, some of which may come out of the blue or are all too easily ignored. Accept olive branches on offer, and mourn any losses. Shiny happy people manifest in your midst, those for whom success and being of great service aren’t mutually exclusive. Your kind of people. Seek to foster bonds with other sexy saints and eschew any stingy sinners, visualizing their heads getting smaller and smaller in your rear-view. Venus in Pisces fuels loving home fires.

Capricorn

The week begins like a series of tests, but you’ll soon put your pencil down. With Saturn squaring Neptune and Venus, you’re ready to recess and reap some reward. If you’re overindulging in negative thoughts or behavior, it’s a symptom of not facing facts, particularly in personal bonds. You can’t manufacture feelings for situations and people whose appeal has waned. Thinking you owe it to others to pretend is, paradoxically, patronizing. On the love front, keep options open; and not just you married Goats.

Aquarius

With Jupiter opposing the Aquarius Sun, it’s best to temper overindulgence in celebration on one hand, while minding a tendency for self-deprivation on the other. No beating yourself up for not meeting so-called expectations. Setting bars too high only sucks the should-be fun out of ventures. Base your identity on life pursuits other than career progress. Avoid competitions, even friendly ones. Yours is an untrodden path, so don’t be pigeon-holed. Self-started operations succeed best. Though an intern wouldn’t hurt.

Pisces

You may self-impose austerity measures, with Neptune conjunct Mars; and yet there is freedom and soulful challenge in cinching your Hermes belt; so long as do so out of choice not fear. You may adopt a certain Spartan chic, feeling like a spiritual warrior on a quest to conquer the next creative milestone. You must call the shots, so lawyers, agents, managers et al might be superfluous. There is humor in a fresh artistic or intellectual direction. As finances refill, look for the funny in situations and record your findings.

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week of January 18-24 2015

 

Aquarius Ida Lupino

Aquarius Ida Lupino

The sign of the Waterbearer has a number of classical, biblical and literary archetypes associated with it. On the female side, we see many an inspirational figure, from the cupbearing goddess of youth, Hebe, to Rebecca at her well, to Galadriel from Tolkien’s Middle Earth—whether or not he consciously linked her, etymologically, to Galahad, of holy grail (waterbearer) fame, is anyone’s guess. But let’s stick to the classic: Before being replaced by Zeus’ boy-toy Ganymede, the job of dispensing the nectar of the gods belonged to Hebe. As goddess of youth, she is one and the same with the rejuvenating nectar she pours out. Hebe is the maiden-form of her “mother” Hera, who, along with her anagramm\atical mother Rhea-Cronos (crone aspect), forms a specific aggregate of triple goddess. Hera is the Sagittarius archetype, Rhea the Capricorn one, and now we follow those signs with Aquarius which claims the recycled goddess Hebe as its own. She is married off to Heracles (meaning: beloved of Hera), a mortal made god by this love match. He married up. Hebe thus takes the form of a descending goddess, like Iris, Hera’s messenger, goddess of the rainbow who travels down her colorful path to bring the “good news” to mankind, another dispenser of divine joy. In the Tarot, the Star card depicts the Waterbearer. Makes sense: Aquarius and Leo are so-called astrological opposites, that is, higher septaves of each other ad infinitum, spiraling upward through the zodiac. Leo is associated with our star, the Sun; while Aquarius portrays another Sun, far out. Stella (Star) in A Street Car Named Desire is this Aquarian archetype wedded to the palpably mortal, brutish, if not Herculean, Stanley with whom, in a nod to Iris’s rainbow, she would get those colored lights a-spinning. So let’s hear it for the far-out Aquarius woman, starlit from within, with her outsized ancient noggin plopped atop an ever youthful body, bringing inspiration to we mere mortals. She is, indeed, a bobble-headed beauty, like Tweetybird, eternally bright-sided, uplifting, and rather impervious to any catty detractors in her midst. Enter the enlightening Laura Dern, Carol Channing, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres, Rosa Parks, Sara Gilbert, Yoko Ono, Molly Ringwald, Mia Farrow, Alice Walker, Germaine Greer, Elizabeth Bishop, Toni Morrison, Carson McCullers, Colette, Stella Adler, Ida Lupino, Tallulah Bankhead, Amy Tan, Laura Ingalls. And on the shadow side?: Ayn Rand, Sarah Palin, Paris Hilton, Eva Braun.

Aries

There’s no game if you don’t play. With Mercury retrograde by Wednesday, you can enter a mental space free of shady shenanigans. Avoid being dragged into family contests or even friendly competitions. Be covetous of solo space and strive to be your own authority in all settings. And throw some weight around—it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. Your emotions are mastered as you funnel outsized feelings into pet projects. Living well isn’t the best revenge. Being well is. It’s time to know the difference.

Taurus

Life just might be simpler than you’re making it. Planning it all down to the last detail takes away from simply living it. So put your to-do lists aside and munch on experience. Not to be confused with chewing the scenery. With the New Moon, Tuesday, it’s no time to be meek or make weak choices; we want you boldly going where you want to be. And yuk it up. Find the laughter. You’ve free license to confidently express your creativity, so color outside the lines. Don’t edit yourself. Sun in Aquarius inspires you to innovation.

Gemini

With Mercury retrograde by Wednesday, things ironically get cooking. career accelerates, finances flourish, home environment gets zhushed, love bonds tighten (as they wax freer) and your creative spirit resuscitates after a spate of dormancy or stagnation. Oh, and if you’re wondering what that weird sensation is, it just might be joy. To cultivate it, seek to transcend the sort of desire that ends up causing suffering. Ephemeral pleasures make you feel empty in their wake. What spells eternal happiness?

Cancer

As Mercury retrogrades, you may feel like you’re being pummeled with dodge balls of drab details and minutiae aimed at knocking you off cloud nine. All the more reason to sit tighter in your dreamy imagination and discern what is delusion from what is doable. With Tuesday’s New Moon, embrace so-called banalities as ballast to stabilize a scattered mind. Chop wood, carry water, clip toenails. It’s easy to enjoy life when it’s all unicorns and s’mores. The challenge is to love it in spite of its chores, snafus, caveats and foibles.

Leo

Any ruts you’ve fallen into are now paved with the promise of stimulating new routines you might perceive as powerful rituals. Mercury retrograde sees an unraveling of your dependence on collectives and cult mentality, while it puts you at the hub of professional and social activity. Having cut and pasted wisdom from a variety of sources, you can formulate your own singular belief system. Less burdened by others’ demands, you find more compassion in your detachment. Rarely have you felt so centered despite chaos.

Virgo

Now is time to reflect and mine the past for wisdom that will illuminate your path. With Tuesday’s New Moon and Mercury retrograde, examine present circumstances, and your behavior therein, to make sure you’re embracing, not repeating, lessons learned. Jettison real and metaphoric baggage to speed your trip toward creative reward and, perhaps, certain enlightenment. Wave adieu to needy hangers-on and eschew guilt-trippers who say: you’ve changed. Take space and precious time to retool plans to further dreams.

Libra

Don’t fear the reaper; but with Mercury retrograde, by Wednesday, you see the results of the seeds you’ve sown in the recent past. The generous among you find abundance; the kind, affection; but the Libra who spreads ill shall be iced out. Tuesday’s New Moon presses the pause button on career objectives that have spun off axis. Focus on shoring up your base. Take stock of loyal followers. Consider how to make someone’s day. Let’s say you’ve been more take than give. Well, you’re now cosmically assisted in reversing that!

Scorpio

The New Moon brings clarity. Wheaty truths are separated from shady chaffs. You now accept in what ways you delude yourself. You loathe feeling like a dabbler or a dilettante. But at its root the word means: one who takes delight. So, do you delight in what you do? Did you say no? Then ditch those undertakings and alight on something new and engaging. Mercury retrograde hits it home: the only person stopping you is you. You talk as if you believe in self-actualization. So walk the walk on the road less traveled.

Sagittarius

Aspects of a secret life or hidden agenda sees the light of day with the New Moon, Tuesday. It’s time to embrace what you’ve repressed. There are sparkling gems of understanding pressed into the coal of your psyche. And behind every covert thought or action lies an opportunity for dazzling creative or intellectual expression. Maybe even a subversive self-help book or sexy travel guide. It’s fine to fall down a rabbit hole, so long as you emerge to share what you dug up; as personal insights have universal resonance.

Capricorn

The combination of Sun entering Aquarius on the New Moon and Mercury retrograde will lend a synchronic, mystical quality to experience this week. Seems you barely utter a desire before it’s realized, bumping into folks you wish to see as if by so-called chance. All truthiness shakes out as you step back from interpersonal drama. You are a creative magician, now, (if) not a machine, rolling out a series of finished products. Others are in awe at your so-called luck in business. It’s actually the residue of a well executed design.

Aquarius

The New Moon this week bids you pinpoint silenced destiny callings quietly screaming for recognition And, as you heed that voice, don’t be surprised if you sense a loving presence. Mercury retrograde signals some spiritual assistance is in the stars. It helps you kick any habit of turning anger inward, so you stop internalizing any past affronts against you. Yes, you do strive for greatness. Sure, that has kept you from venturing new things. But you’re now set to enter a fresh phase of welcoming all of life’s little learning curves.

Pisces

With Mercury retrograde, crafty manipulators may try to turn the tables on, or twist truths to incriminate, you. And despite the mountains you can now move, or in some part due to them, petty minds may point out the one stone you left unturned. Don’t take in that vitriol. You not only possess surpassing skill, vision and clarity, but also the ability to transcend what green-eyed monsters place in your path. Try to see your your detractors as lab rats in your experimenting with a new, impermeable selfhood. But yes, okay, they’re still rats.

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 Week of January 11-17 2015

Gypsy Rose Lee

Gypsy Rose Lee

As the sole cardinal-earth sign, symbolized by a mountain, Capricorn is as initiative, directive and pioneering as the other cardinal signs of Aries, Cancer and Libra. But, being in the element of earth, there is none of the fiery aggression of Aries or emotional urging of Cancer or ideological instigation of Libra. Rather, Capricorns scale, or move, mountains, slowly, quietly, over Time, with little regard for notice, let alone, notoriety. Capricorn woman is her own authority, looking to herself, and her own growth and achievement. On the shadow side, if she’s not tending to her own success and fulfillment, she will embody melancholy, elevating it to monumental status. A daughter of Saturn, old father Time, she is naturally lamenting, though mainly for golden days of yore, whether her personal own or universal ones. She thus projects a timeless, classic quality—not one prone to trends or obvious taste or behavior. She is an elegant creature disposed of an unapologetically self-contained character. You go to the mountain—she doesn’t come to you. Thus Capricorn has gained the reputation of being haughty, high and mighty; which is rarely the case. She merely personifies an ascended state of being that isn’t subject to scrutiny or censure, especially not by any patriarchy. She inhabits a private and rarified emotional retreat that serves her need for self-preservation; and while other signs might find her modus operandi too lonely-making to adopt themselves, she cultivates an enduring quality of self-reliance that trumps any need for outside validation or even support. Like a creature in hibernation, a nod to this winter sign, she conserves her energy for both the time and the travel ahead. She knows where she’s going, but is in no rush to get there. Her pace may be off-putting to others, but she is as sure-footed in her ascent as her symbol goat, a sea-goat actually, with a long fishy tail, symbolizing the store of emotional insight and intuition she carries with her and continually draws upon in her singular life journey, which she can be reluctant to share with, not to burden, others. Ah, those iconic Capricorns: Janis Joplin, Susan Sontag, Ruth Wilson, Diane Keaton, Dolly Parton, Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Carla Bruni, Helena Christensen, Sade, Marianne Faithfull, Mary J. Blige, Patti Smith, Pat Benatar, Annie Lennox, Marlene Dietrich, Faye Dunaway, Ethel Merman, Gypsy Rose Lee, Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Shirley Bassey, Nigella Lawson, Zooey Deschanel, Sienna Miller, Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Maureen Dowd, Simone de Beauvoir, Ava Gardner, Sissy Spacek, Anna May Wong, Betsy Ross, Grandma Moses.

Aries

You can feel at a crossroads of sticking with the status quo or plotting a new course that calls for dramatic life changes. Family ties may bind you, in part; still the larger issue is worry over losing small-pond status you’ve cultivated. But Neptune conjunct Mars suggests it’s high time to stand on the shoulders of heroes to further singular aims and risk a wider arena. The bubble in which you’ve kept yourself is beginning to burst. It isn’t nerves you feel, it’s adrenalin. Let it fuel you. Don’t drown or otherwise tranquilize it.

Taurus

A sort of spiritual rebirth is in the stars for you as Mars enters transcendent Pisces. However, psychological transformation won’t come easy. Old habits die hard. Expect extinction bursts—old, bad behaviors resurfacing by way of being eradicated. Enjoy them while they last. In the wake of their release, you’ll feel a renewed sense of purity and innocence. Jump cut to a series of synchronicities that will come to characterize your week. Flow with it, imposing no will or desire other than to let life unfold its own magic.

Gemini

As Saturn squares Mercury and Venus, it’s down to you whether you get dragged under by a sea of unrequited feelings or coolly glide over them. Creating emotional space to deal with murky feelings is within your power; as is limiting nonessential social or spurious activities. Or you can keep dancing as fast as you can, until feelings topple you. Please don’t. Try letting emotions deepen your artistic voice and sharpen convictions until they pierce ye olde psychological fabric. We are going for breakthrough not breakdown.

Cancer

Patience isn’t exactly a virtue, now, when it comes to your waiting on deliverables from…overpromisers? Don’t stand on ceremony in demanding your due. If the errant population won’t put up, feel free to shut down these associations. But realize it’s a two-way street: you can’t hide either from those to whom you made pledges, be they romantic or remunerative. If you look through a lens of lack then you will see dearth; while, with Jupiter opposing Venus, witnessing the many ways life is abundant increases its plenty.

Leo

Make time to recreate, in all senses of the word. Refresh mind and spirit with simple tasks and pleasures—don’t imbue them with selfish or sycophantic plots or posturing. Sure, you must aspire to lofty goals and ideals. Just do so from a private place of true yearning, and not for overt attention. Saturn square Neptune and Mars infuses creativity with discipline, facilitating the doing of productive things; like launching a promotion or product, staging a show or coup, or returning to rehab. Listen more and dictate way less.

Virgo

Mars’ move into Pisces provides the right atmosphere for percolating grains of ideas into practicable projects. Approach efforts from a more gut level now, grounding plans that so far only work in the abstract. With Saturn square Neptune you can blur boundaries and dissolve what separates you from both people and the goals you seek to achieve. Getting to know those around you more closely fosters a sense of well-being and community. Being aloof won’t mask any fear of intimacy. And beware of undermining others’ efforts.

Libra

You’ve got to be real. So check your motives for ulterior elements and drop all pretenses. With Saturn square Venus, actions speak louder than bombs. Avoid embellishment or blowing smoke. Talent, which you have by the boatload, is half the recipe for success. Humility and team-playing make up the other. Humbly fall back now, where you usually gloat or ride rough shod, doing damage control on that score if need be. Extend olive branches and spark peace pipes. Falling out with others hurts you more than it does them.

Scorpio

Mars conjunct Neptune, squaring Saturn, provides you a laser-like ability to cut through foggy situations and get to the bottom of what ails limp systems and associations. Though you possess a veritable genius for managing minutiae in many areas down to the last detail, now is about cultivating higher mind and expanding perception. It’s time to hone a belief system you can count, and indeed bank, on. So shelve the self-help books and start being a living example of the belief system—you simply need reminding—you embody.

Sagittarius

Ms. Universe seeks answers regarding property investment, relocation, and where you’d next like to land. Jupiter opposing Mercury challenges you to clearly articulate concerns over conflicts of personal comfort and professional promise. The cosmos says you can have it all. It just requires being adaptable and willing to go the extra mile—sometimes, literally—to bridge business goals with your ideal design-for-living. Loved ones tug at your heart strings—or are they pulling your codependent chain? Only you know for sure.

Capricorn

Delegating is key, not just to lightening your load, but to freeing up more time to do as much good for as many people as possible. With Saturn square Venus some may suspect you have less than selfless motives. Said folks are up for elimination. All you’re asking for is moral support; and you should keep the exclusive company of fellow sanguine characters. You can’t afford a single negative thought or influence now. Loved ones may make demands. Remember: Yes is both an affirmation and an expression of acceptance.

Aquarius

You heal lingering relationship woes while addressing personal and/or artistic delusions. Jupiter opposing Venus and Mercury, in conjunct, puts talents to the test, showing others what you’ve got to offer. If you don’t already know it: you can make a living off your gifts and be the most productive babe, with the most functional bonds, on the astrological block. Super achievement takes sweat, however, so don’t waste it on the small stuff. Quit pointing out others’ faults—mind your own. Your only job right now is to be yourself.

Pisces

Expect a cosmic booster shot with Mars in Pisces, conjunct Neptune, by Monday. The key now is balancing others’ needs with your own. Mars speeds pioneering efforts, as you continue to carve out a clear identity within a chosen field. Saturn squaring that planet lends the desired effect of slowing down time, helping you maintain a spiritual center and avoid racing ahead or buckling under pressures. All you’ve quietly nurtured begins to cook with gas. Come Saturday, solitary confinement is a reward not a penalty.

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Week of January 4-10 2015

Contemplative Capricorn rocker Rod Stewart

Contemplative Capricorn rocker Rod Stewart

Don’t call it a comeback: In some ways the trajectory of Capricorn man can be a cautionary tale. Unlike his slow and steady sister, he tends to peak early then backslide, a dissident, falling from favor, only to climb his way back into public awareness or celebrity. The Capricorn totem is only half goat, remember. The Sea Goat boasts a fish tail which makes sustaining a climb rather tricky. Like the goat god, Pan, the original mood-swinger who would frolic wildly, then turn on a dime, running and wailing for cover and comfort, Capricorn man can get caught up in a frenzy of worldly status, delights, certain hedonism and over-exposure, resulting in an often visible personal fall. He’s complicated. The word tragedy actually means: goat song. Goat deities were culture gods who brought sophistication and certain decadence into the world—historically, we know these dynamics go hand in hand: Culture actually enriches during the downfall of a society. The Sea Goat is the very image of a being emerging from the primordial soup, like an actual culture growing from the germy world of a petri dish, even the most advanced forms of life having originated from the slime. And so you can never really keep a good Capricorn man down. He’s complex. He always seems to grow back even stronger and more enriched by his personal downfalls or minor tragedies into the most enduring and thoroughly more seasoned character. Though we’ve yet to see the return of a Mel Gibson or Nicholas Cage, we happily embrace and applaud such reconstituted Capricorns as Jude Law, LL Cool Jay, Anthony Hopkins, Bradley Cooper, Ralph Fiennes, Ricky Martin, Jason Bateman, Jon Voight, Patrick Dempsey, Rod Stewart, Ted Danson, James Earl Jones, Muhammed Ali (G.O.A.T. i.e. greatest of all time), Jared Leto, Danny McBride, Dax Shepard, Tommy Morrison, Robert Duvall, Frank Langella, Shawn Hatosy, David Caruso, Julian Sands, Oliver Platt, Desi Arnaz, Jr., Dave Grohl, Howard Stern. Even J.D. Salinger is about to have one of the greatest act of his career as his stash of unpublished work rolls out into the public light.

Aries

The Full Moon overnight Sunday is like a big slow, reset button in the sky, putting to bed old problems and pet peevishness, opening new vistas to learning and travel. The cosmos is urging you to be fancy free. Doing plenty of nothing can be most productive, so table what you can. This lets repressed feelings rise, releasing emotional blocks so to transcend them. It also sees the squeakiest wheels naturally getting oiled. Priorities prioritize themselves. Neptune conjunct Mars facilitates the achievement of imaginative aims.

Taurus

Integration is the call of the Full Moon, Sunday, bringing myriad moving parts of your life into concert. And with Mercury conjunct Venus, sextile Saturn, you should put out all fires and consolidate your energy. Personal fulfillment requires mastering your emotions, stepping back to gain big-picture perspectives on family and friendly dynamics. This is crucial in cultivating lasting calm. Specialize more in career, zeroing in on specific goals. Let relationships grow deeper. Even if you’re hitched, a cerebral love affair is in the stars.

Gemini

You enter a phase of abundance with the Full Moon, Sunday, to be measured in artistic output, a widening social circle, and increased affection. Mercury’s move into Aquarius, Wednesday, ramps things up with an existing mate or inspires a spate of dates. Though you’ve gone without excess material trappings, and are happier for it, you’ve an urge to crawl into a larger lap of luxury. Provide yourself perks and props—it delivers the correct message to you and others: That you esteem yourself highly and are worthy of tribute.

Cancer

You’re empowered, exuding charisma and confidence, with the Full Moon overnight Sunday. You feel no need to grab at what you deem rightfully yours—you just reach out and gently pluck it. You wax more symbiotic in relationships, spending quality one-on-one time with a short list of fine, fellow freaks and fringe dwellers. Would-be problems are met with compromise solutions. You find secret passageways to progress, forgiving those whom you feel wronged you. A major career offer ironically manifests as you back off.

Leo

It’s all too easy to get frustrated by obligation, taking short cuts to fulfilling obligations. But that only thwarts character building. And mental muscle is what you need most now. So power through—doing so makes future challenges cinchier. The Full Moon shows how sidestepping what life brings also robs you of the synchronicity that spells success. In accepting what life hands you, you find majesty in the so-called mundane. This is a week of soul searching—also long overdue. We think you’ll like what you self-discover.

Virgo

You’ve a sense of hitting your stride with the Full Moon, overnight Sunday. You both vividly and effectively embody progressive ideals without seeming like a free radical. As creative momentum builds, you gain support for not-so-wacky notions, even winning over stuffed suits who could pony up to fund your visions. Romantic and social interest in you is piqued—no need for hard sells. Mercury entering Aquarius reveals that you really have no rivals. There is a more visible line now between your true desire and ultimate destiny.

Libra

The Full Moon, Sunday, bubbles emotions to the surface. It’s fine to wear them on your sleeve, just avoid people-pleasing. Ironically, it can seem patronizing as you can’t fake heartfelt. Ready for a career breakthrough? Okay. But it entails accepting that some of your shtick has gone stale. Would-be champions want new works and widgets from you. A packed schedule doesn’t equal success. Limit commitments, devoting time and energy, solely, to quality ones. Mars conjunct Neptune says: Mine your dreams for new direction.

Scorpio

The Full Moon shakes out some karma on you in the wee hours, Monday. If you’ve been sincerely showering others with support and appreciation, expect cosmic reward and earthly opportunities. If you’ve been in a narcissistic space, scapegoating people, places and things for your own shortcomings, expect to do penance. Mars conjunct Neptune teaches a life lesson: Playing victim takes up time and space. And people have limited patience. More is happening on this big blue marble than your Scorpion drama, mama.

Sagittarius

Nigh on the full Moon you feel at the end of your tether, wanting to make clean breaks and drastic changes. But, as sweeping as you feel, you needn’t be hasty. Saturn sextile Mercury says to make transitions slowly and deliberately. There may be so-called losses you don’t need to cut. In a zeal to push on, you might heedlessly ditch valuable plans or even people. So cool your jets lest you end up jettisoning the good stuff. Maybe you should eradicate bad habits instead of avoiding human reminders that you possess them.

Capricorn

Could it be that close cronies have lost that loving feeling? Or were their affections predicated on what you could do for them? Aha! The Full Moon provides clarity on those with two faces. But beware of confrontation as Mars opposed Jupiter can make temper flare. Be strong and silent—you know yourself. You may be solicited to get involved in some deal, but don’t jump to collude or collaborate. Now is about basking in autonomy. The Power of No is holistic and healing. Keeping your own counsel is true confidence.

Aquarius

It’s not that you’re wrong in thinking you have all the answers. But with the Full Moon you realize: there’s no benefit in letting others know it. What loved ones need, now, is a good listener. Demure; and mine what you’d like to say to others for nuggets of wisdom you can chew on. You may take a professional fall if only to stave off further conflict or complication. But the truth wins out; and you’ll be vindicated and invested with increased trust. Mercury entering Aquarius eradicates all disinformation and poisonous detractors.

Pisces

The Full Moon, overnight Sunday, illuminates the need for help in launching new enterprises. Mixing fresh faces into your equation for success sees a faster roll-out of plans. You may feel you’ve too much on your plate and a plethora of looming deadlines. Pshaw: Mars conjunct Neptune has the magical effect of transcending limits of time by making you less linear, and more impressionistic, in your thinking. Watch your horizons expand as you put unique visions into solid action. Proliferation of good works is its own reward.

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week of December 28-Jan 3 2014

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Mary-Tyler-Moore_From-Gams-to-Glitz_HD_768x432-16x9Ah, Capricorn. It’s from the grand mother goddess Rhea Cronus that we derive the word crone, the wise woman, the goddess in her third aspect. Rhea is the Titan mother of the Olympian gods who saved her son Zeus from being gobbled to death by her husband (taking goat form as Amalthea to feed him from her horns o’ plenty) and who bequeathed her estate of orgiastic rites, leopards and wild retinue to her grandson Dionysus. The noisy cymbals are named for her as she is also called Cybele. She is the archetype of preservation, the personification of Capricorn’s cardinal-earth energy, emblemized by the mountain—Rhea is the mountain mother who made her home on Mt. Ida. Capricorn women—Dolly Parton, Sissy Spacek, Fanny Bullock Workman—do love their mountains. The zodiac’s Mrs. Beasley—gunnysacks and granny glasses not withstanding—the Goat woman rarely thinks of herself as the Second Sex, despite it being the ironic title of Capricorn Simone DeBeauvoir’s masterwork. She naturally wears what we call men’s clothing. Enter Annie Lennox, Marlene Dietrich, Paula Poundstone, Patti Smith, Diane Keaton, Susan Sontag and even Mary Tyler Moore who fought a network to be able to sport her aptly named Capri (Goat) pants. Capricorn woman makes no apologies for herself, neither explaining nor complaining. She is endurance incarnate who achieves over time. But she’s no mere climber—she personifies the astrological super power of ascension, for she is not a believer in struggle. She rises to the top of her achievements—the crème de la crème—via an outsized faith in her inner resource and the slow, steady outlasting of others who, by comparison, seem like flashes in the pan. They do boast career longevity and often have their greatest successes later in life. Behold the timeless beauties and talents of Betty White, Maggie Smith, Holland Taylor, Marianne Faithful, Kate Moss, Christy Turlington, Helen Christensen, Carla Bruni, Sade, Mary J. Blige, January Jones, Susan Lucci, Katey Segal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Faye Dunaway, Tippi Hedren, Bebe Neuwirth, Dyan Cannon, Patricia Clarkson, Eartha Kitt, and Tracy Ullman.

Aries

You feel the need to either go deeper into existing bonds or dissolve them. Mars opposing Pluto challenges you to invest more feeling. This thrills or sends partners for the hills. Saturn square Neptune is killing off delusions in love; while we shall see your creative visualizations being realized. As your star rises, people may feel left in the dust. But we see it as leaving a trail of glory, sprinkling them with stardust. You may be given to some juvenile antics over the New Year. But a dash of the puerile is just what Dr. Soul ordered.

Taurus

You’re easing into warrior mode, but you must be still and hold vigil, along with your Taurean-ruled tongue. Saturn square Neptune means that delusional fabricants may surround you. Steer clear. Avoid becoming red in the face and delivering reality checks. Have the presence of mind to just smile and nod when confronted with pipe dreamers, wishful thinkers, grand gesturers or dirty, little liars. Okay, you can roll your eyes a tad but that’s it. You now have mountains to move; and you’ll do so one tiny pebble at a time.

Gemini

Your Geminian mental pathways are being reconfigured so to head would-be pathologies off at the pass. With Mercury conjunct Venus, you are thankfully less reactionary and more observational. Your new cranial processing system gets tested when sudden changes in plans occur, threatening to impact your mojo in a major way. Remember: nothing is personal and bubkis can derail you but your own bad attitude. Okay, you can play the victim for like five minutes, tops, before becoming a miner for silver linings.

Cancer

You might have a sense that things are unraveling, or that devotees on whom you depend are investing feeling elsewhere. Poppycock. With the Moon T-squaring a Mars-Pluto opposition by New Year’s Eve, you’ll see that folks assume you’re tougher, more secure and resilient than that. They’d never guess your detachment is a defense mechanism protecting you from getting too close as you bruise so easily. So be clear! Air your tender feelings and let others know you care; it’ll make them more sensitive moving forward.

Leo

You are seeking clarity in a swirling sea of disinformation. Saturn square Neptune slaps on an realistic filter, so you needn’t take anything at face value nor discount any possibility either. This proves helpful given any hype on new projects being dangled at you: People may tell tales of doors that might open in exchange for sweat equity. Yeah? No. Be of the mind that: Too much time making a living, leaves little for living it. The Mars-Pluto opposition should dispel any lingering doubts that you lack desired or required expertise.

Virgo

Personal bonds may be a source of energy drainage, urging you to channel verve into solo pursuits. The Pluto-Mars opposition says to check that relationships aren’t becoming excuses for not pursuing dreams. You may feel at odds with convention with the Moon T-squaring those planets on Wednesday. Good. This is no time to play by old rules. Risk-taking is rewarded. But defer needs for instant gratification. Impatience can be a fatal flaw; so get a handle on it. You’ve license to act according to your highest vision of self.

Libra

Not easy now to put your finger on exactly what you want, or from whence pleasure or wisdom should derive. Consider it a lesson in not having to fill the void or stimulate mindless senses. Embrace a delirious sense of vacancy. Saturn square Neptune challenges you to voice truest lusts for life, without self-imposed distractions. Abide any unbearable lightness of being until you glimpse a fresh direction. With the Moon T-squaring opposed Mars and Pluto, you’re suffused with a renewed sense of purpose and gainful momentum.

Scorpio

Your wheels are spinning, a sign that internal dialogues must be silenced. Mars opposing Pluto prescribes living more in your body and less in your grey matter. Feeling burdened by obligation is an opportunity to reframe so-called chores as: moving meditations; and see current struggles as: an investment in future success. Avoid deciding who you are or what you want to be—observe who you’re becoming. Fuzzy finances clarify in your favor and cash flows more readily now. Don’t let a pile-up of projects unravel any travel plans.

Sagittarius

Can you ask for help when you need it? Especially with issues you’ve guarded from others. Saturn square Neptune lends you a childlike vulnerability and an unapologetic need to recharge and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Sophisticated settings and social posturing seem fatuous; funnily, just as your public persona enjoys a rise in status. The moral of the story hits home on New Year’s Eve when the Moon T-squares Mars and Pluto: Don’t invest feeling in career connectors. Save it for any loved-starved intimates.

Capricorn

You’re powerfully persuasive, recruiting minions to do your bidding. Having kept a low profile for the most part, of late, you make up for lost time, now, by imposing authority and otherwise topping the food chain. With Saturn squaring Neptune, you are eager if not desperate to manifest desired outcomes. And you more easily bite the heads off those who question your holistic vision. You’re more self- assured, as evidenced by a less overt need to convince (yourself and) others of that fact. This ain’t no messing around.

Aquarius

You step from any shadows to reveal your own shining talents, awe for heroes or mentors notwithstanding. Where you once felt skittish, you now feel sanctioned and, shall we say, cosmically assisted. The Mars-Pluto opposition makes it known that money can and will be made through challenging opportunities and by ditching tired routines. You develop creative, intellectual callouses, putting ideas out there, even if they get shot down. They say it’s the things you don’t do that you regret most. You needn’t put that theory to a test.

Pisces

Saturn squaring your Neptune reins in more extravagant impulses, lending you an increasingly sober vision. Ironically, you can now better run with far-fetched ideas or satisfy far-flung longings. All with secure footing! You’re bent on speeding things along, removing would-be obstacles with optimistic aplomb. Real cronies may have been hard to find in your emotional landscape of late; but fresh devotees now emerge from the mist as you glimpse a future of truer friendships. Geographical cures might not work but they can’t hurt.

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week of December 21-27 2014

Cap Danny Kaye

Cap Danny Kaye

We talk about Capricorn Man, the Goat, in our live astrological performance art shows. This is the male archetype of the season (as opposed to the Jesus Fish which is way more Piscean): Capricorn is ruled by Saturn (Greek: Cronus), named for the old Titan king of the gods, since retired. He carries a sickle, prototype of Old Father Time, who, with his sister-wife Rhea, ruled the Golden Age, when peace and harmony prevailed and nobody had to work to eat as the earth provided in abundance, when people lived to be hundreds of years old with a youthful countenance, dying peacefully in their sleep. Ah, the good old days. Saturn’s namesake Satyrs are, of course goats, saturnine (gloomy) and saturnian (excessively lustful) which does speak volumes on the Capricorn man’s character. In the Canaanite mythos, Baal is the goat-god prototype of Moses, that mountain climbing geezer whom god commanded to build a tabernacle out of goat hair. Now there’s an idea. Capricorn: tenth sign. Moses: ten commandments—rules—the Capri-corn is the goat horn of plenty signifying the cosmic energy of containment, preservation, resource, restriction, structure and stricture. Moses isn’t hippy dippy like Jesus. Moses has conditions. He is the grand-father authority. The original middleman. Church and religiosity as opposed to direct spiritual connection. Structure and discipline make Capricorn men sticklers for all things comme il faut. They feel a responsibility to hold the (goat-hair) fabric of life together. Tradition! And it explains the need to impose rules in a world where few are moral. Capricorn men do It right, which is adorable when applied to social etiquette—how to serve a cocktail, what weight cloth to wear in what season, or on which pinky to place a signet ring. They can be flawless in worldly doings. But on the shadow side, practicing what they preach proves difficult; and just as their aesthetic includes a golden-age decay, their desires can be likewise decadent. Only half cloven with a fish tail, the sea goat loses footing and backslides, dissident, toppling from Sinai or Olympus, allowing themselves to be scapegoated for a multitude of sins. Introducing the grandest daddies of them all: Cary Grant, Danny Kaye, Jared Leto, David Bowie, Jude Law, Bradley Cooper, Orlando Bloom, Denzel Washington, Ryan Seacrest/Ricky Martin (same guy right?), LL Cool J, Michael Stipe, Steven Soderbergh and arguable fall guys Jim Carrey, Andy Kaufman, Elvis Presley, Richard Nixon, Tiger Woods, Phil Spector, Gerard Depardieu, Jim Bakker, J.D. Salinger, Rush Limbaugh, Mel Gibson, J. Edgar Hoover, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Aries

Happy Solstice! And there’s a new Capricorn Moon! So are you ready for a fresh start? Beware of self-recrimination creeping back into your experience. You’ve done nothing wrong and haven’t “lost” a thing. So-called big breaks, or people, that fall through, or away, are meant to do just that, making room for true affinity and abundance. Mars opposed Jupiter strikes a chord. You may connect with a greater audience via creative works—the goal, no?—without anxiety needing to surface. Getting what you want may have once set you off the rails, but no longer. You’re ready to find your corner of the sky. We’ll help point out where it is tonight at Joe’s Pub at our Live! musical Solstice show.

Taurus

Besides the fact it’s Winter Solstice and a New Capricorn Moon and Uranus goes direct: Neptune square Mercury and Venus dissolves emotional blocks to a much-needed catharsis. So resist any means of numbing your feelings. You can nearly speak in tongues, voicing age-old feelings you’ve bottled up. Any authority issues can and will fly to the fore. And you’ll tell dictators or detractors where to get off. But temper temper. Preventatively define your boundaries not to be crossed. You lose crucial debates if you lose your cool. Bullies who overstep fall away by the weight of their grand insecurities. And they surely won’t bother you at our Live! Solstice show, tonight at Joe’s Pub in NYC.

Gemini

Merry Solstice. There’s a brand New Capricorn Moon today as well. That and Uranus direct are illuminating your path. You discern a fresh sense of direction and are suffused with a newly liberated spirit to inspire you to follow it. All these planet moves ease the daily grind, facilitate solo pursuits, and free you from personal ties that bind. If you work in partnership, increased autonomy even furthers your shared goals. Career-you is now ultrapersuasive in sealing deals. Choose reassuringly luxurious avenues over budget ones for marketing wares. You’re now a fantasist in love or whatever you call those feelings. We’ll help pinpoint them at Joe’s Pub where we perform, Live! tonight, on the Solstice!

Cancer

Uranus goes direct today, Sunday, on the Solstice with a New Moon in Capricorn. To boot, all seems heightened, with Saturn entering Sagittarius, amping your creative power. You have a new bring-it-on attitude which makes even crunchier times feel like a working holiday. True friends watch you transform, as if overnight, from most-def to least-stressed wo/man on the zodiacal block. Expression of your talents is fast-tracked as artier career inroads now deepen. Expect multiple sparks of brilliance. Move quickly on your boldest ideas. Don’t sweat the details. And through it all, embody your gentlest self. We’ll do our best to entertain you Live! tonight on the Solstice at Joe’s Pubs. Get your tix!

Leo

The Sun enters Capricorn—Happy Solstice!—with a New Moon setting fresh intentions. Old wounds of self doubt heal without so much as a visible scar. And you can be of great help to those going through struggles not unknown to you. And with Neptune square Venus and Mercury, you seek the Truth. Those who can’t look you in the eye do indeed have something to hide. Judge not. Open your heart all the more. Focus on creating an atmosphere of acceptance in all you do. You thus allow people to be their best. And you let life unfold according to its own miraculous design. In love, you’re more sought after. For more cosmic wisdom, music and merriment see us Live! tonight at Joe’s Pub in NYC.

Virgo

A New Capricorn Moon on the Solstice—Sun entering that sign—with Uranus direct? You can now bask in the afterglow of great achievements and in the wake of overcoming certain fears. Take a break before attacking the next hurdle. With Saturn entering Sagittarius, exercise your versatility. Be a wonderful wiz of wtf, going with the flow, taking setbacks, snafus in stride. This would be a display of active faith that the best is—oh, yes it is—yet to come. You will find pleasure in unexpected departures, whether a sudden flight to parts unknown or a fling with someone with, well, some parts unknown. Maybe you’ll meet the lover of your dreams at our Live! show tonight at Joe’s Pub, NYC.

Libra

A New Capricorn Moon is hot on the heels of the Sun entering the sign: Solstice!. You’re suffused with a spirit of surrender, thanks to Neptune squaring Venus. This brings down your guard, allowing for more guileless giggles. You see how every move you make needn’t have a lucrative or loving pay off. You can act without expectation. There may be reunions with those you consigned to the past. Reminiscing is healthy to the point of nostalgia, which can get noxious. You will emotionally reconnect with old goals that still live in you. Any pangs are the release of old pains that helps pave a path to viable joy. If you’re in NYC for the Solstice (tonight) let us enlighten and entertain you at Joe’s Pub!

Scorpio

Hope you’re ready for the Sun entering, and a New Moon, in Capricorn, this Solstice! You can’t help micro-managing, with Uranus going direct. You’ve evolved the ability to administer to every detail, systemizing all in sight, with calm finesse. To boot, you’re given “cosmic do-overs” to like-experiences that didn’t gel in the past. This should make you chiller, less judgmental, more patient and not the least power hungry. Maybe you can raise the bar in friendships, expecting more from loved ones. You are a great source of solace for others. Satisfying a craving for intimacy requires revealing more of your self. We’ll help you do that if you come and see us tonight, on the solstice, Live! at Joe’s Pub.

Sagittarius

A New Moon in Capricorn, where the Sun now enters, signaling the Winter Solstice: To boot, Saturn enters Sagittarius Tuesday, squaring your goal-setting strategies with your ultimate aspirations. You can lay out practical plans to realize pipe-y-est dreams. There are no shortcuts! And dumb luck is for dumb asses. Family and friendly connections are only icing. You create your own cakey opportunities by honing skills and talents. You can learn to love the process of becoming what you’re in a rush to be. This way, real magic will find its way into the mix. Patience is true investment in your future. That said, hurry and get your tickets to see us tonight on the Solstice, Live! at Joe’s Pub.

Capricorn

The Sun enters Capricorn (Winter Solstice!) plus a New Moon today, Sunday, as well! This should make you more chill and magnanimous in dealings, dropping your guard and any tired grudges. Saturn sliding into Sagittarius buries hatchets that date back to Y2K. Strained relationships have taken up a lot of energy, which can be channeled, now, into thriving bonds. You may be offered the role of a life time: That of the bigger person. And it’s a part you Caps can play to the hilt. And do you hear what we hear? It’s the sound of squeaky clean karma. From now on, the person most in need of your forgiveness is you. You will kick yourself if you’re in NYC and don’t come see us Live! at Joe’s Pub tonight!

Aquarius

Your ruler Uranus goes direct today on the Winter Solstice with a New Capricorn Moon! And as Saturn leaves Scorpio, the walls you’ve put up with certain people are now torn down.. You will still filter out the needy cling-ons with their interpersonal drama, but you will allow in divine inspiration and a certain joie de vivre. Let others buzz or flail around, while you stay the course, centered, letting Time be on your side. A new, meditative stillness gives you the edge with deadlines as it attracts like-minds who seek a self-contained partner or plaything. Jupiter trine Sun and Moon dispenses some serious coin! To find out more of what the cosmos has in store: come see us Live, tonight at Joe’s Pub!

Pisces

Happy Solstice! Sun enters Capricorn, conjunct the New Moon. And Uranus goes direct! Whoever coined the phrase “to be great is to be misunderstood” might have had people problems. For, in this current cosmic climate, there should be no doubt how grand a lady-boy you truly are; provided you don’t second guess yourself. You not only possess a mandate to make unexpected moves; but you also must refuse to explain or complain (about anything) in the process. Be of the mind that: wherever you are is the place to be. Trumpet your decisions from the rooftops. And get set to start playing in the big leagues. For more cosmic guidance, fun, song and mayhem, come see us tonight at Joe’s Pub!

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A Winter’s Solstice Saturnalia December 21, 2014 at 7PM
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On a cosmic sleigh-ride over hills and valleys of higher consciousness, Starsky + Cox break Yuletide tradition, following yonder stars, to birth a bouncing new show destined to save your soul from existential confusion.

What’s Going On answers the self-same question, in words and music; and in this premier holiday installment—A Winter’s Solstice Saturnalia—Stella Starsky and Quinn Cox navigate you beyond a messy nativity, acclimating you to astrological climate change, letting you in on cosmic jokes, and gently shooing you toward enlightenment.

Attend this season’s revival of singing satyrs, sacrificial Holly Kings, bacchanalian school marms, talking Narnians and hale hierophants, led by the merriest metaphysicians this side of Bethlehem. With musical director Matt RayPatrick Johnson, Danton Boller, special guest Nathann Carrera, and surprise night visitors.

Thoroughly James Thurber

Thoroughly James Thurber

by Starsky + Cox

Week of December 14-20 2014

Sagittarius is the sign of mind expansion, ruled by Jupiter, named for the lightning wielding god. And one way in which this expansion is expressed is through humor, something which opens us up, frees us from constraint, providing relief. The planet’s namesake chief god Jupiter loved to laugh; he is also called Jove, from whom we get the word jovial. What we as a culture find funny is something, typically, absurd yet right under our nose, that is pinpointed and uttered for the first time. It is that electric connection between the blatant truth of a matter and its fresh realization that inspires bolts of explosive laughter. It requires keen intelligence to observe (Sagittarius’ motto is: I See) then communicate existing elements in our experience that inspire such shocks we humans call humor, which at once open our minds and bring catharsis. Lest we forget that the mythic Centaurs were both sages (wise ones) and shamans (healers). Let’s hear it for the wise and witty wonders of the zodiac: Mark Twain (an invented name which speaks to that point of connection!) James Thurber, Charles Schulz, Simon Helberg, Woody Allen, Billy Connolly, Richard Pryor, Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, Kevin Sussman, Stephen Merchant, Judd Apatow, Jonah Hill, Rodney Dangerfield (an invented name invoking a landscape where one might be struck by lightning) Sam Kinison, Jamie Foxx, Ray Romano, Frank Zappa, Ted Knight, Red Foxx, Fred Armisen, Dick Van Dyke, Andy Dick, and Gary Shandling.

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Aries

Venus conjunct Pluto lets the steam out of all the ways you take yourself too seriously. You must now drop pretenses and relate to people, unfiltered, on face value. Avoid puffery and namedropping. You needn’t cite connections— seek to make new ones. The seams show on any smarmy wheeling and dealing. And good thing: You shouldn’t mask killer instincts and natural ease in negotiations. These win you respect, inviting opportunity from like-minds who value such assets. Candor amps your natch sex appeal.

Taurus

Consider the lilies. You have license to let personal transformation be a simple process of unfolding your true essence within. Project farthest-reaching goals into the ether, without limiting thoughts. Strike all negative contractions from your vocabulary. Get a fix on your dreams—the more improbable the better (probably). Now is about letting highest aspirations soar so they might land and take root in the future. Believe without seeing. Loosen those purse strings to acquire requisite props that help prepare you for your good.

Gemini

You’re cleaning out literal and figurative closets, as Saturn releases Jupiter and squares Neptune. You can upgrade your digs with some mod cons, embracing a more minimal aesthetic to maximize mental clarity. Overall, you’re super energized. Once vague, ish-y interests become solid platforms for reaching starriest goals. Others either celebrate or tolerate you. Embrace the former, jettison the latter. A spare personal life fuels your professional one. You now consist of radicalist moves, resonant ideals and raw talent.

Cancer

Success lies in isolating areas where you lack know-how, so to make yourself that much more indispensable. This is key in both career and creative endeavors, and, mostly, in fusing them. A stellium of Pluto, Venus and Mercury turns chores into choices; routines into potent rituals. You’re rebooting and being repackaged on an unseen, alchemical level, emerging a more accessible you. You’ll still be blissfully unbeholden to people. It’s just that solo goals will favorably impact them. Spending will splurge and passions surge.

Leo

It may feel as if you’re at the mercy of others’ whims, but don’t sweat it: You’re challenged to build emotional muscle, courtesy of Saturn newly squaring Neptune. Not only can you take it, you don’t even need to dish it out. This mojo sets you apart from those who can’t as easily transcend fraught or frayed situations. And there you are: silently assuming positions of leadership, subtly showing slackers the door. And that’s just on the home front. In biz: detractors evaporate like morning dew as devotees salaam.

Virgo

Expect caveats and corrections to abound with Uranus squaring Venus, conjunct Pluto. Bombarded with ever-changing moods and information, you may rearrange plans multiple times. Even an ordered chaos can make you feel more vulnerable than usual. You’re challenged to cultivate calm despite not having strict control. If you ace this test, it will keep you in good stead for eons. You feel a call of the wild, Friday, when the Moon joins Venus and Pluto. Nature thrills more than social enclaves with interiorized intrigue.

Libra

Life is now in the details, with Saturn squaring Neptune, a planet that can make you forget this fact! So, all the more reason to focus. You’ve opportunity to cook up bigger successes than ever to date. Some may say you’re getting too big for your britches. Never you mind. Keep on trucking in your trousers and keep repeating: Nothing is personal. Maintain a tight rein on spending—no grand gestures picking up tabs or tricks. There is nada to prove, and nobody to win over. Confidence is a process of confiding in yourself.

Scorpio

Venus joining Pluto in a stellium with Mercury sees you’re given proper respect; and that the overly pretentious are firmly put in their place. You may be called self-serving. Big whoop. Is it not enough for you to know how generous you are? Don’t dignify any disses by explaining yourself. In other news: You will demand tangible proof that your powers of attraction are at a peak. You’re super-serious in love. Commitment seekers will sigh relief. Those shirking it might be shown the door. Either way, you do some growing up.

Sagittarius

With the Moon opposing Uranus at week’s start, the world seems your oyster. But don’t cast your pearls. Some folks require editing from your midst as they don’t meet with your friend-ly requirements. Now is about defining belief systems and being exacting in your ethics. There are big decisions, and possible exits to make, on principle. And you’ve no energy to spare on navigating others’ moral compasses. Especially when they clash with your own. Silently shout your hopes and wishes to Ms. Universe. She will be all answers!

Capricorn

Can you pinpoint areas of life where you cut yourself too much slack? Saturn now square Neptune bids you shape up places where you’re too lazy or rest on laurels. Now is about artistry and innovation, so strap on your prairie bonnet and pioneer! Affections are called into question. Focus less on receiving love and feel your way toward expressing it more. If this proves too challenging, you may be barking up the wrong relationship tree. All in all, embrace the fact you’re evolving the ability to love without needing worship in return.

Aquarius

Saturn squaring Neptune provides you much needed wiggle room with deadlines. It’s a relief, yes, but don’t waste the grace. Press your aquiline nose firmly to the grindstone. And be ready to field monkey wrenches being tossed into the mix. We live to see how you deal with the unexpected. And it’s not just us watching. Would-be emotional, if not financial, investors are also eyeing you. If you can just be yourself, no matter how glaring the spotlight, you’ll rule. Don’t be fooled by flattery or take half measures that fall flat.

Pisces

For you, the new square of Neptune and Saturn spells some heavy emotional lifting in the midst of mounting joy. It’s all about readying you to own the fact: you’re a true creative. You may even forgo so-called bread and butter jobs that bind (only providing the illusion of security). There is so much power now in saying: screw it—and going for broke with your dreams. The Moon conjunct Pluto, Friday, illuminates a situation that needs to die, so that you can experience rebirth. So take any slaps on the ass in stride, and cry for joy!

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Starsky + Cox • WHAT’S GOING ON
A Winter’s Solstice Saturnalia December 21, 2014 at 7PM
at Joe’s Pub @ The Public Theater NYC

On a cosmic sleigh-ride over hills and valleys of higher consciousness, Starsky + Cox break Yuletide tradition, following yonder stars, to birth a bouncing new show destined to save your soul from existential confusion.

What’s Going On answers the self-same question, in words and music; and in this premier holiday installment—A Winter’s Solstice Saturnalia—Stella Starsky and Quinn Cox navigate you beyond a messy nativity, acclimating you to astrological climate change, letting you in on cosmic jokes, and gently shooing you toward enlightenment.

Attend this season’s revival of singing satyrs, sacrificial Holly Kings, bacchanalian school marms, talking Narnians and hale hierophants, led by the merriest metaphysicians this side of Bethlehem. With musical director Matt RayPatrick Johnson, special guest Nathann Carrera, and surprise night visitors.

*If you’re attending, and you’d perhaps like a quick-and-dirty read from the stage, email your name, birth-date, -time and -place to trip@starskyandcox.com.

The Juno Symbol

The Juno Symbol, an asterisk on a crossed stick

by Starsky + Cox

Week of December 7-13, 2014

We’ve opined on the extreme nature of Sagittarius. The sign rules all the exes: excitation, experience, exoticism, exposition, exhaustion of the senses, and so on. The extreme dynamic of the sign is archetypically linked, for women of the sign, to the supreme queen of the gods, Juno (Greek: Hera), who represents womanhood in both its mother aspect—she rules marriage and motherhood—and in its most potent aspect—she is also goddess of power and influence. (In her virgin aspect she is Hebe, and in her crone aspect, the anagrammatical Rhea.) She is a most empathic deity, the exhibitionist peacock being her totem animal. Her symbol is an asterisk on a crossed stick, denoting her signature radiance. The ride of Lady Godiva—goddess diva—is a display of her über nature. As in medieval lore where she puts out the eyes of “the peeping Tom”, Hera’s favorite form of retaliation was blinding, or fully burning, those who challenged her, the natural consequence of getting too good a glimpse of her supremacy. It’s a rather ironic nod to Sagittarius’s motto: I see. The image of a naked Lady atop a wild mare is indeed the very image of the female Centauress, proudly displaying herself in all her glory. Sagittarian women are inheritors of Juno’s power. They often exhibit a glamazonial stature, or have a wide and brimming expression; they make scenes, take stands, whether in public or personal protest, or in celebration of self or something universal. (On the flipside of the theme, they can be just as skittish of attention, and, sometimes, in turns.) As a rule, though, they will not be overlooked. If anything, they risk overexposure. Sadges designed to dazzle or otherwise cause a stir: Jane Fonda, Ellen Burstyn, Daryl Hannah, Kim Basinger, Judi Dench, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Tyra Banks, Anna Faris, Susan Dey, Liv Ullman, Sarah Paulson, Agnes Moorehead, Billy Jean King, Sarah Silverman, Amanda Seyfried, AnnaSophia Robb, Katherine Heigl, Honor Blackman, Julianne Moore, Natascha McElhone, Ann Coulter, Katie Holmes, Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu, Christina Applegate, Nicki Minaj, Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Mayim Bialik, Sinead O’Connor, Vanessa Paradis, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Britney Spears. Pow!

Aries

You best satisfy any excitement addiction by sticking to routines but executing them as if they’re magic rituals designed to empower you. Jupiter retrograde, by Monday, sees you not so much raging against establishment machinery as transcending any holds one might have on you. As the week’s dramedy unfolds, on the career and/or social fronts, you eye situations with bemused detachment. Optimistic, in the truest sense of the word: You create your own good fortune by optimizing every opportunity, dignifying no detractions.

Taurus

You inspire confidence and a green whiff of envy on the work front now. Venus and Sun trine Jupiter bids you: Stop to smell the career milestones before groping for the next brass ring. On the flip side, avoid going broke, splurging on self-celebrations. Stay middle-grounded. Highs are as dicey as lows, where emotions are now concerned. External circumstance should have no bearing on the weather within, which, from here looks mostly sunny with a chance of flurries of overexcitement. So bring your rubbers!

Gemini

Your senses are working overtime, thanks to Jupiter retrograde, but it’s a good remedy for living too much in your head. Now is about indulging your body. You may have gotten too rigid in your regimes; and need to delight your appetites some. This is a call to action that runs counter to the must-do and must-have loop running in your mind. Leave open-ended hours for venturing forth and just seeing what happens. Say yes to anything that provides natural stimulation. Venus sashaying into Capricorn inspires lust and admiration.

Cancer

Those who’ve invested hope or hard cash in your promise(s) now expect you to come up with the deliverables. This could be a challenge. Avoiding playing the victim in the process is another. Mercury transiting the Sun reminds you that: What you think of others is none of their beeswax. Telegraphing petty thoughts to others doesn’t puff up your self-importance—it makes it go poof. Embody your truest code of ethics and make good on all favors, opportunities and faith afforded you. Why not give more than you’ve received?

Leo

The current phase of Jupiter squaring Saturn says that introspection is key to recognizing excesses and making strides to curb them. It’s a Sartre moment—hell can feel like others; and isolation will provide a salve for most stresses. But it soon becomes clear that the distress call is coming from inside the house i.e. your psychological state. Unlike past like-realizations, this a-ha inspires enthusiasm not dread. You’re ready to swallow home truths and spill your guts instead of well drinks or milk over which you’ve cried enough.

Virgo

Although your skill in realizing solo goals is to be applauded, Jupiter retrograde urges you to take others’ counsel to heart. You’ve been called many things; but how about adding good listener to the list? Co-authoring a project, even playing second fiddle, is not only a preferable paradigm for making bank and winning praise—it also provides an opportunity to enjoy the perks of a type-B personality: a snail’s pace, increased prana, no small talk, concise to-do lists, a flowy stream of consciousness, and sexy sheet wrinkles.

Libra

As Venus skips into Capricorn, you won’t entertain any bullshiz, let alone shovel it. In biz, you have renewed respect for those both above and below you on the illusory ladder of success. Retro Jupiter imparts lessons. Like: There’s room enough for everyone at the top. And: Nobody can take away anything that truly belongs to you. Your only job is to be yourself. Focus on solo achievement without thought of bringing others along for the ride. If, unintentionally, others can put a damper on your dreams, get ‘em off your cloud.

Scorpio

The week kicks off with Venus opposed the Moon, causing your mind to wander and alight on life-alterations needing to be made. Moving house is an inkling to pursue; as is a need for specificity in your career. Are you clear—or wavering—on expectations? You must distinctly articulate desired paths, in all things, so that the universe can meet you half way. Balance in your bonds also comes to bear. Need to control a loved one? Feeling controlled? How about ridding the word control from your vocabulary? There’s a thought.

Sagittarius

You’re all intuition and insight, with a Grand Trine this week of Sun, Moon and Uranus. You soak up local color, experience and opportunities like a sponge. Bide your time, weigh all options and reveal little, practicing your poker face. Others will confess secrets to you. But don’t take anyone’s words as gospel. Trust that you know when someone is hiding truths or purposely feeding you falsehoods. Money-wise: Expect the best, but prepare for the worst. Pragmatic action nips stress in the bud. In love, you bear your soul.

Capricorn

With Venus entering your sign, guilty pleasures hold more appeal. But avoid tripping on the g-word. Self-punishment is your worst vice. Your top drug of choice, meanwhile, should be the adrenalin of creative performance. A Grand Trine, Thursday, sheds light on subversive motivations—yours and others. Be forthright in all dealings. A failure to do so suggests fear, better known as a dearth of Faith. A vacant vision can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. So pull out all stops. Confident Cap expression is, by its nature, most winning.

Aquarius

Mercury transiting the Sun, trine Jupiter, helps you get to the bottom of nagging mind-body issues. You now manifest emotional fatigue, physically. Get into meditating on your weariness, aches and twinges being the evaporation, not the source, of what ails you. See them as sensations being released into the ether. Even emotional pain is a symptom of healing not of distress itself. Old wounds and scars are being erased. Meditation can go deep. Your are fairly aching for a high-vibe diet of positivity and mystic fitness practice.

Pisces

You’re in observer mode as the week kicks off with the Moon trine Neptune. Notice how artistry surges as romantic interest swells. Conversely, note how courting the Muses makes you amorous. The key to success, in love or art, now entails a return to innocence. Isolate shameful feelings and shake them all out. Indulge urges to eschew sophistication for the wholesome and naive. In love, especially, you might capture some lost innocence. In so doing, you might fess up to any character assassinations you executed out of envy.

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Starsky + Cox • WHAT’S GOING ON
A Winter’s Solstice Saturnalia December 21, 2014 at 7PM
at Joe’s Pub @ The Public Theater NYC

On a cosmic sleigh-ride over hills and valleys of higher consciousness, Starsky + Cox break Yuletide tradition, following yonder stars, to birth a bouncing new show destined to save your soul from existential confusion.

What’s Going On answers the self-same question, in words and music; and in this premier holiday installment—A Winter’s Solstice Saturnalia—Stella Starsky and Quinn Cox navigate you beyond a messy nativity, acclimating you to astrological climate change, letting you in on cosmic jokes, and gently shooing you toward enlightenment.

Attend this season’s revival of singing satyrs, sacrificial Holly Kings, bacchanalian school marms, talking Narnians and hale hierophants, led by the merriest metaphysicians this side of Bethlehem. With musical director Matt RayPatrick Johnson, special guest Nathann Carrera, and surprise night visitors.

*If you’re attending, and you’d perhaps like a quick-and-dirty read from the stage, email your name, birth-date, -time and -place to trip@starskyandcox.com.

red-dragon

Red Dragon by William Blake

 

by Starsky + Cox
Week of November 30th-December 6th 2014

Sagittarius is the sign of mutable fire. Ruled by Jupiter, named for the chief lightning god (Greek: Zeus), the sign is associated with lightning flashes of inspiration and the ninth astrological house of the higher mind. The Centaur is at once high-minded seer and savage beast, connecting an ordered conscious (Libra) with a carefully mined subconscious (Scorpio) into a stream-of-consciousness cum superconscious. Sagittarius men try to ride that point between—the mark ‘twain—Samuel Clemens, of course, being of Sagittarian stock—questing after the extrinsic, expansive, exotic, exploratory and other exciting, not to mention ecstatic, experiences. In the process of growing third eyes, they may risk ultimate burnout. Jimi Hendrix begged the question “Are you experienced?” His fellow psychedelic Sagittarians have nodded in agreement:—Nostradamus, Walt Disney, Charles M. Schulz, C.S. Lewis, Jean Genet, Andrew Carnegie, Beethoven, Winston Churchill, James Thurber, Little Richard, William Blake, John Milton, Gustave Flaubert, Andre Gide, Jim Morrison, Frank Zappa, Keith Richards, Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol, Uri Geller, John Malcovich, Brad Pitt, Jake Gyllenhaal And, hazy or no, purple is Sagittarius’ color.

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Aries

Aiming to please colleagues, clients or even cronies, has gotten you nowhere fast. But, focus is back on you: Mars moving into Aquarius points to a process of individuation. You may be singled out for a new project or opportunity. Certainly you are distinguishing yourself from the pack. You might feel agro in group settings—unless you’re being hailed as a guru—so it’s best to eschew them. The stars are shooing you in a solo direction. A lone effort tugging at your psyche is to be explored. Prove you can stand on your own.

 Taurus

Leading up to the Full Moon on Saturday, you undergo an alchemical shift, becoming more golden a child, getting the lead out in heeding true callings. There’s temptation, too, to relive more hedonistic ways, with Venus trine Jupiter. It’s a test. You didn’t bring your A-game only to backslide at this tipping point. You’re becoming self-realized to impress nobody but you. Remember: giving into ephemeral pleasures only postpones lasting joy. Try to think beyond yourself—getting into a position where you have so much: to give.

 Gemini

You’re tempted to go into hiding, with Mercury squaring Neptune; however, trust the fact that networking is now key. Avoid isolation at all costs; and resist the notion that involving others in your plans dilutes the energy thereof. It actually expands your reach along a web of your own weaving. Anyway, you haven’t exactly been alone, but rather relying on the kindness of strangers. With a Grand Trine of planets, Tuesday, you step into the light with all activities. Champions for creative causes are closer than you think.

 Cancer

A Grand Trine of the Moon, Venus and Jupiter amps your empathetic power; and yet you needn’t fear being entangled in clingy alliances. Your compassion for others is sincerely detached. And as a result of being burned by some jealous dementors of late, you’re right not to invite input on projects or share plans. Mars in Aquarius, Thursday, frees you to bond with fresh faces who see the true you: a caring character with a cool remove. A once and future friend may extend an olive branch, but it’s okay if you’re not ready to engage.

 Leo

A Grand Trine in fire signs provides impetus to convey your views or feelings creatively, while making you aware of skills and talents that most need developing to do just that. You realize your artistic potential by pinpointing 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. Get your ya-ya’s out in bold strokes; you can always go back and fine tune. Make like your ruler Sun and shine on.

 Virgo

Leading to the Full Moon on Saturday, you exude confidence and a renewed authority. You may experience a switcheroo that puts you in charge of people you’ve followed in the past; while those doing your bidding may need reminding of the fact. It is crucial to put resentment aside. Strike the word vendetta from your vocabulary. So called rivals may become vassals who carry out your edicts in exchange for championing their causes. Retaining your sway involves delegating responsibility, empowering those in your midst.

 Libra

It might seem like you’re being swarmed by helpful fairies, as unseen forces come to your aid. Life is breathed into your goodly intentions, particularly those aimed at community efforts. You divorce yourself from the so-called influential to whose bad behavior you’ve heretofore turned a blind eye. You instead give kudos to those you’ve under-appreciated. You feel the power in wanting what you already have, needing nothing from empty promisors. This week might see you going it alone, but you’ve never been less lonely.

 Scorpio

Karma is creeping up on you—for most Scorpios that’s a good thing. A Grand Trine in fire exposes your hypocrisies so that they might be eradicated. There seems to be a disconnect between your professional and private selves. Focus on bringing them together. You possess superior wisdom, and yet forgiveness is a stumbling block. Beware of scapegoating people for your falling out of like with them. Nobody is dictating the company you keep, so don’t fabricate reasons to blame others for your cooling on them.

 Sagittarius

With Jupiter trine Venus you find pleasure in kicking nasty habits and wellness routines into high gear. Ask yourself what situations or relationships most need corrections. 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 time and energy. Saturday’s Full Moon could inspire some lust.

 Capricorn

Setbacks are blessings in disguise, keeping you from multi-tasking your way into neuron failure. Leading to the Full Moon on Saturday, tensions within a group can reach an apex. Throwing in the towel isn’t a sign of weakness. Whatever you’re doing: If it feels like work, it’s not working. Yours should be a path of little resistance. It’s time to focus on solo ambitions, integrating joy and work, art and commerce. Beware of overindulging to ease any pain. That’s a trap in itself. Even if the trap is thigh high, red-soled and suede.

 Aquarius

With Mars entering Aquarius, your approach is direct, your actions impulsive and your honesty brutal. Expect a shake-out on the career front with a Grand Trine of planets in fire. Remain an open book. You may go out on a limb, socially. There’s zero wrong with running with a so-called faster crowd, so long as it’s actually going places. Rub elbows with forward thinking mover-shakers like yourself—don’t hang back with the brutes. Your feelings are more easily hurt now, but your recovery time is that much quicker.

 Pisces

You are delivered from outmoded ideas and expectations, by Mercury squaring Neptune. Give long-suffering projects your all to bring them home, by Friday. Then clear the decks for drafting new projects you’ve been percolating on the back burner of your brain. You may be offered a lead role of some kind. Being in charge isn’t a burning passion, but it may be necessity to achieve desired results. The Full Moon, Saturday, sparks an epiphany.

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