Haute Astrology

by Starsky + Cox

week of May 29th – June 4th 2016

Brooke-Shields-wovow.org-00Gemini 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 Pollux hatched from an 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 just all 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, Gemini birds are simply set on a quicker speed. Innocent as a rose—mind the thorns: Kate Upton, Marilyn Monroe, Amy Schumer, Adriana Lima, Isabella Rossellini, Bar Refaeli, Heidi Klum, Elizabeth Hurley, Brooke Shields, Angelina Jolie, Laverne Cox, Nicole Kidman, Naomi Campbell, Anna Kournikova, Lana Del Rey, Michelle Phillips, Molly Sims, Julianna Marguilies, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Autumn and Willow Shields, and that two-faced swan herself, Natalie Portman,

Starsky + Cox's SEXTROLOGY  holiday...the cosmic gift that keeps on giving...

Starsky + Cox’s SEXTROLOGY…the cosmic gift that keeps on giving…

Aries

You’ve a dark internal dialogue bubbling up and over. But, trust, it’s all for the purpose of elimination. Motor-mouth Mercury trining your introspective Pluto puts words to profound feelings. You see that any present unrest stems from past roads not taken. Again, trust: It’s not too late. You’re set to put a slew of fresh ventures in motion. You just have to be okay with not knowing in what order you’ll do so. For sure: art and commerce shall go hand-in-hand. Any failure to launch stems from not forgiving yourself for everything.

Taurus

After a spate of solo endeavoring, you now partner on projects, which is the best recipe for success. The Sun and Venus opposed Saturn isolates clinging co-dependents, and inspires you to seek out a new tribe. You’re sowing radical oats, drawn to those who take stands and make demands. The milquetoast out there leave you cold. As do pretend lovers of poverty, tiny dog toters, and star schtupers. You’re ripping the social fabric a new one. Still, you find certain luxury to be underrated and you make necessary upgrades.

Gemini

You personify forward momentum; yet it may be tricky to execute an agenda as Mercury trines Pluto. We advise cooling your jets, remaining smugly unruffled in the face of what are mainly, superficial setbacks. Don’t chase opportunities; meditate on magnetizing them to you—even play hard to get. Got deadlines? Try chanting: Push ’em back, push ’em back, way back, and bench self-styled players who drop the proverbial ball. Be a benign dictator who expects much from your people—but nothing you wouldn’t yourself give.

Cancer

Group environments provide more freedom and facility than working alone in a vacuum. Communication smooths as Mercury trines Pluto, but beware overpromisers. Technical snafus also untangle as you get a handle on how real or metaphoric machinery ticks. You get the kinks out of your attitude, too, by accepting inalienable facts about yourself and revealing some secrets. With the end of Uranus squaring Pluto, you fly in the face of any stuffed shirts steeped in the status quo—so mote it be for a provocative progressive.

Leo

A Grand Cross of the Sun, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune allows unpalatable past events to be fully processed. Emotional blocks give way to a flood of serenity leading to a spiritual reboot. Your private drama, baby, has universal resonance; and you benefit, perhaps even financially, from sharing the trials of your alternately sad and happy trails. You mend most readily via creative expression, especially finding humor in what was once horrific. You’re gaining solid perspective, empowered to sow seeds for a new vocational venture.

Virgo

One of our resonant original quotes is “Diversity is the Mother of Compassion” (all rights reserved). It’s fitting as a Grand Cross of major planets propels you to explore exotic influences outside your comfort zone. Though you’ve mainly stuck to an intimate circle of devotees, you now branch out to champion those who offer little—on paper—in return. Where you once bowed to convention, you now eschew it for the sake of a burgeoning liberal ideology and others’ social emancipation. Grass-rootsiest plans are now best laid.

Libra

We don’t want your pity. Yes, it may come from a good (enough) place, but, as the Sun and Venus oppose Saturn, expressions that even slightly whiff of it seem condescending. So get fully behind moves loved ones make, don’t caution or curtail. And consider: your amped concern might be projected fear of your own failing. The more you encourage others to reach for brass rings, the more you do likewise. Mind the hypocrisy of labeling others dour when you’re giving RBF over any “raw deals” you’re being dealt.

Scorpio

Close relations pose a challenge but provide great opportunity for growth. As Uranus and Pluto end their square, you focus on cultivating lasting joy, forgoing instant gratification or fleeting pleasure. Imposing ground rules makes for happier blendships. You employ the word love more as a verb than a noun, adopting the role of caring, wonder-filled wise wo/man. Public image gets a boost as you put your most expert, in-charge self forward. If it feels awkward, fake it till you make it. Stick to decisions and whiffle-waffle no more.

Sagittarius

Fortune is on an upswing, with a Grand Cross of the Sun, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. This is your cue to bolster defenses and foster a savory calm to replace any sour grapes. Raise your psychic shield against dementors, and allow yourself be suffused with true glamour—a conscious power of attraction. Batten down domestic hatches so to cultivate creative efforts—waste no energy on petty minutiae. Once prized as a party mule, you’re now celebrated as a wallflower. You only peel yourself away for most important matters.

Capricorn

With Mercury trine Pluto, you’re prone to overthinking and self-consciousness. But, on the positive side, you gain subconscious protection and the ability to work through issues via dreams and quiet psychic breakthroughs, soothing nerves and neurons. You may run with a new pack that inspires growth and learning. Seeking company for a common purpose replaces aimless gatherings devoted to ritually killing brain cells. You’re more aligned with subtle, etheric energies, feeling yourself a source to be praised and prized.

Aquarius

This is a sort of make or break time. As Saturn continues to oppose the Sun and Venus you shake your fist to heaven with as-god-is-my-witness resolve; otherwise you pack up your toys and tureens and split dysfunctional scenes. Given you do the former, remember that money isn’t the root of all evil, it’s the love of it that is. Doing things solely for gold leaves you spiritually gutted. And there are always those who’ll offer a hand[out] but demand a handy in return. So, petition the sky for self-reliance; and fiercely incarnate it.

Pisces

Gird yourself for a far-out, -flung week with a Grand Cross of the Sun, Jupiter, Saturn and Neptune. Adventure is in the air, whetting your whistle for travel and mind-blowing internal trips. You do set off on a vision quest of sorts, sparking creative initiatives for the coming year. Target what you most wish to endeavor; thus you feed a curiosity with roots in early childhood. There may be a mystical element to it. And to perform real magic without, you must journey within. Doing so powers your charms and spells enchantment.

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Haute Astrology

by Starsky + Cox

Starsky + Cox's SEXTROLOGY holiday...the cosmic gift that keeps on giving...

Starsky + Cox’s SEXTROLOGY…the cosmic gift that keeps on giving…

week of May 22-28, 2016

 

 

Gemini is ruled by Mercury, named for the scrappy god of the crossroads. Literally, or just in their hearts, Gemini guys are street-wise garçons 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 an 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 Fairbank’s 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

Post the Blue Moon, the sense you have some luxury of time is an illusion. Deliberation only sees you miss important boats. You do well to quickly document ideas then punt them into the ether. Quality isn’t compromised by throwing a quantity of pitches out there to see what sticks. Engage sounding boards, yes, but avoid any temptation to collaborate. You kick yourself when someone moves on a great idea you thought of first. Mercury direct from Monday makes you determined to not let that sort of thing ever happen again.

Taurus

Self-solitude is key to expressing soulful yearnings. Despite recent successes (kudos), you may feel depleted, having taken a few hits. Mercury trine Pluto shows how you’re entering into dicey mental space or behavior. But the opposite is also true: You’re taking a turn on an upward spiral. Circling back to revisit pains you put behind you, only to be lifted that much more out of them, gaining new perspective and self-awareness. The Sun and Venus opposing Mars suggests that longstanding emotional scars are finally healing.

Gemini

In the wake of the Blue Moon, you question whether a fresh life direction is possible. The answer is: affirmative. So let opportunity knock; don’t cling to or linger around familiar or convenient fears. Shift focus from inner longings to external manifestation. Let the former surface and inspire necessary action. Just because you’ve put time and effort into an agenda based on one set of desires, doesn’t mean you can’t press pause and heed new destiny callings. The Sun and Venus opposed Mars brings relationship issues to a head.

Cancer

Ye old adage—”it’s better to be feared than loved”—rings truest now, as Pluto trines Mercury, now direct. Trekking the road less traveled has seen you wax introspective, itching for life meaning. The closest peeps can’t predict which way your moods will swing next; they only hope to stay on your good side. Post the Blue Moon, you find a sanguinity, settling into new sitches and rhythms. You’re still detached—keeping others guessing and snapping to—but you’re giving tough love, mentorship and fierce entrée.

Leo

Heed your infamous inner guidance system, now, in the wake of the Blue Moon. You have amplified powers of insight into uncharted people, places and pretty young things. Still, you’ll meet with resistance from loved ones demanding proof of your perceptions. They’ll just have to trust you; or not (they should) and thank you for it. Jupiter’s current opposition to Neptune brings myriad opportunities; but resist taking on work solely for coin or status. You may be tempted to flaunt or brag; but, you may feel the fool if you do.

Virgo

The Sun opposing Mars says that any anger you feel is actually hurt. As hyper-sensitive as you are, you’re tempted to retaliate against even constructive criticism, which you must realize, once and for all, isn’t personal. Messengers you’re wont to kill aren’t out to get you; they want to help you clear self-imposed hurdles. So relax hard lines and check your paranoia. Post the Blue Moon, it’s a wise Virgin who shrugs off slings and arrows. There is no game if you don’t play. Lovers aren’t mind readers, so articulate wants and needs.

Libra

Go with situational flows. As Pluto trines Mercury, going direct, beware of skirting circumstance or grousing, or mugging or otherwise telegraphing discontent. Doing so only backfires. If you ace this, you’ll emerge with emotional muscle to last a summer. In the wake of the Blue Moon, you play therapist to friends and family. It may sound like a drag, but you get into helping flailing friends or family failing to see the forest for the trees. Eighty-six Oscar -worthy performances—not even your mama wants your drama.

Scorpio

Tasks that proved tough can now suddenly be a cinch. Yet, it’s the simple stuff of life that still eludes you. With Saturn T-squaring Jupiter and Neptune, give focus to feelings, domestic needs, and inter-personal details, which can be all so easy to skate over. Deep philosophical ideas now register. And whether it’s a vague malaise or a burning desire that triggers a longing for a belief system that’ll sustain you, clear some mind-space to cultivate it. With Mercury direct, you can channel emotional stress into productive action.

Sagittarius

After yesterday’s Blue Moon, the spotlight is on holistic healing. Hobbies? Pastimes? Heard of them? How about a holiday? How long has it been since your last? Not all activities must be productive or impact your career or cash flow. Forget finances for a bit—can you? Instead, tie up loose ends, especially that of returning communication. In love, you desire more than convenience or a free ride. Yes, you heard us correctly. Pluto trine Mercury, going direct, can trap you in a triangular relationship. Disengage, bubby.

Capricorn

You may’ve been put through the emotional ringer and be in need of a purge; and the Blue Moon should be triggering its expression. Realize: you can only move forward in creating a new home by reckoning with the one you came from. This requires reaching out to friends, an organized group of strangers, or a well-worn shrink to get you over the hump of some remembrances of things past. Mercury going direct helps you combat energy depletion by owning your full range of feelings, seeing wounds as blessings.

Aquarius

Just as you feel at the end of your financial rope, fortune smiles. Saturn T-squaring Jupiter and Neptune alights on projects that narrow your niche (specificity is queen) while you satisfy existing bread-and-butter obligations. Financial facts and figures others may’ve tried to fudge come to light—and in your favor. You can be all forgiveness, now, but be sure that the sneaky never pull the wool again. Mercury direct relieves you of feeling over-responsible toward others, just as it makes it crystal: you won’t be undervalued.

Pisces

The Blue Moon has humbly turned the volume down on ego, amping true confidence. As you’re not one to squander talents or cast pearls before swindlers, you may not recognize when you’re doing both. The celestial light now shines on gifts on which you should place a hefty price, making your worth clear to everyone and, most importantly, yourself. With Mercury direct you will get the lead out in realizing figments of imagination that are destined to bear fruit. The trick is to do one tiny thing per day toward your goal quest.

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Haute Astrology

 

by Starsky + Cox

Join us Sunday, May 15th, 8 pm, at Sid Gold’s for The Zodiac Club tickets available at the door, and room open, from 7 pm

week of May 15th-21st 2016

We enter Gemini on Friday; and once in a…Saturday’s Full Moon is also a Blue Moon, meaning the third of four Full Moons in a season. That’s what a Blue Moon is. Honest.

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 Tinker Bell: 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.

Starsky + Cox's SEXTROLOGY holiday...the cosmic gift that keeps on giving...

Starsky + Cox’s SEXTROLOGY…the cosmic gift that keeps on giving…

 

Aries

You mustn’t even try to follow a linear path, now, directive as you are. Mercury’s continued retrograde sees best laid plans being pulled out from under you. Now is your chance to transcend practicality and if-then equations, and to get into the magic of a synchronic universe. So sit back. Be a passenger, not a driver, and surely not a conductor, even a semi one. Resist people pleasing (and needing pleasing). Be picky on the social front, holding out for quality bonds. Self-reliance mightn’t be easy; but it can be simple.

Taurus

You’re waxing both optimistic and impressionistic with a Grand Trine of Venus/Mercury with Jupiter and Pluto providing unique visions that are bound to morph into ground-breaking directives that win reward and respect. Provided you act on these impressions not ignore them. You possess the vitality to express and manifest creative inklings. Story-telling is particularly highlighted; and taking the spotlight can be empowering for both you and audience. Honor your relations to quietly loyal friends, eschewing noisy pokers.

Gemini

Let’s admit that overnight success is something you’ve been working on for quite a long time now. But you might consider that it can be a mixed blessing. If you’re in any way misrepresenting who you are, make honest adjustments to your brand, creative mission, or other messaging defining your professional self. But take a light touch. A Grand Trine of Venus/Mercury with Jupiter and Pluto says to keep workaholism in check. And beware of being on emotional auto-pilot. Speak the truth and embrace your spacey oddities.

Cancer

You buck convention, now, in career and social circles with radical displays. As the Sun opposes Mars, feel free to employ some shock tactics to assert your life-style and aesthetic choices. This may put you at odds with public opinion, but pay little mind: Detractors only steer you toward like-minded kindred spirits, whom you will nonetheless meet, on your own terms, in your own time. An agent, manager or other codependent may need the boot. Saturday’s Full Moon spells a wild spate in the love department.

Leo

Mercury’s retrograde breaks down communication, but happily so. Because glitches provide grace periods for shoring up points of view, elevator pitches and personal manifestos. You’ve a knack, now, for aligning solo ambitions with team playing—you can envision umbrella scenarios that satisfy the needs of all. You must realize, though, that you can’t fix people’s problems—these are just distractions from your own dilemmas needing resolving. Success is assured; in what state of mind you meet it is up to you.

Virgo

Leading up to Saturday’s Sagittarian Full Moon, your competitive nature can run amok, just when you should give it a rest. Prioritizing downtime is a crucial cog in steering, not spinning, your wheels toward desired goals. Yes, you can mix business with pleasure so long as you don’t utterly obliterate the fine line between. Sustain a mature formality. A creative or social cause may require both your moral and financial support. Devoting time to others, giving self-promotion a wee rest now, will ultimately empower solo endeavors.

Libra

The slightest veering from your schema can drive you off the rails. But, with a Grand Trine of Venus/Mercury, Jupiter and Pluto you’re urged to access more natural flexibility. It’s time to go beyond the garden gate to explore new pastures, as the Full Moon looms. And to free emotional hostages; detach from bosses, mentors or lovers who treat you like a naughty puppy. You’ve benefited as much as you can from said peeps, picking up ticks in the process. Now clear the cobwebs of complacency and embrace cheerful uncertainty.

Scorpio

With a Grand Trine of Venus/Mercury, Jupiter and Pluto, you connect more profoundly both with others and with the proverbial All. You surrender—not the same as giving up— in relationships, less co-existing and more fully merging with significants. Nigh on Saturday’s Full Moon you grasp for meaning—digging deep into profound topics of concern and into your often ignored subconscious. Your atmosphere is charged with electricity, possibility and synchronicity. You can enjoy the buzz and stay sober minded.

Sagittarius

You enter a labyrinth of myriad contingencies and mental twists and turns as Mercury’s retrograde rages on. Overindulging in terrestrial delights may find you locked you in a hedonistic maze. Stick to simple pleasures and embrace certain innocence. You gain little by acting out of spite or rivalry. Try giving to others, no strings attached. Imagine you’re a secret agent for cosmic bounty. If you believe that the universe does indeed provide, then, as part of it, show us how it’s done? Unless you’re not as high-vibey as you claim.

Capricorn

Oh, the woe of the status-quo. Feel it and let it inspire you to take a more pro-active approach to career. Similarly, in love, you needn’t wait around to be wooed—go in hot pursuit. The Sun opposing Mars, and the Full Moon, too, by Saturday, puts focus on finances. In synching with a partner or team in a shared investment, it’s key to remain hyper-realistic, but not in the least pessimistic. Let a childlike zeal set you apart. Young at heart doesn’t mean developmentally arrested. Shake your seasoned groove thing.

Aquarius

You may need reminding that aptly named stuff doesn’t provide the security you crave. It’s knowledge that now does the trick. Leading to Saturday’s Full Sagittarian Moon you find you master subjects with which you once struggled, as if your brain’s been rewired. You may press restart, too, on a purely artistic pursuit that has nada to do with payoffs. Momentum is most crucial—not getting caught in cul-de-sacs that stymie or foster some vague subsistence. Still your ego, continuing to take risks that challenge and humble you.

Pisces

You seem calm to others but your astrologers know you may be quietly crumbling. If so, it’s best not to pretend. Hell is [feigning to abide] others. With the Sun opposed Mars, nigh on the Full Moon, you’ve a short fuse for detractors and idlers. That said, you also possess the power to make them go poof, and to cultivate the company of supportive, purposeful beings. But—chicken, egg—you must first disengage from the dysfunctionals. Cliques always left you cold; and you’ve petitioned the stars for solo time—so take that.

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Haute Astrology

by Starsky + Cox

Starsky + Cox's SEXTROLOGY holiday...the cosmic gift that keeps on giving...

Starsky + Cox’s SEXTROLOGY…the cosmic gift that keeps on giving…

week of May 8-14 2016

Mercury, retrograde, transits the Sun on Monday, something that happens a dozen or so times a century. It surfaces themes of value and dignity for Aries, physical well-being for Taurus, spiritual questioning for Gemini, a calling to the world stage for Cancer, status issues for Leo, higher-mindedness for Virgo, psychological transformation for Libra, relationship concerns for Scorpio, behavioral changes for Sagittarius, creative redirection for Capricorn, domestic rejigging for Aquarius and a sweeping re-thinking for Pisces.

Richard Alvedon

Richard Avedon

In counterpoint to it’s 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 can in fact be 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. They don’t effort, by nature. 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 Duke Ellington, 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 find contentment in championing global causes. And Mars letting go lightly from Neptune can see you take hold of a real or metaphoric megaphone, voicing necessary change. Meanwhile, Jupiter going direct delineates the correlation between any solo work at hand and the sweeping resonance it can have at large. Others seeking to make you feel less-than are merely telegraphing their own competitive jealousy. Status issues come to the fore only to reaffirm your innate self-belief and amped appreciation of natural talents.

Taurus

A stellium of the Sun, Mercury and Venus requires recognizing milestones. So own the fact you’ve scored major achievements. And also note that other successful friends, colleagues, lovers and other strangers are nicer, less drama-filled, more respectful and functional than those chewing sour grapes. The poverty-conscious no longer have a place in your orbit. Money-wise: squirreling away, not spending, makes you feel flushest. With Jupiter direct, you vacillate between rooting and wanderlusting—the latter should trump.

Gemini

It’s time to fan out, putting your eggs in multiple baskets, your fingers in myriad pots. Sans forcing any single agenda, you can now let increased bounty find you. With Jupiter direct, Monday, we suggest refraining from counting or crunching numbers. You are now meant to focus on higher callings, and amusing ones to boot, those that entail evolving your art and/or providing others moral and spiritual support. With a Grand Trine of Mercury, Jupiter and Pluto, a heady revelation just might inspire a mini revolution.

Cancer

Jupiter direct sees you pursuing big dreams you haven’t yet dared venture. The thing is you’ve seen people with less talent and more pluck succeed where you’ve retreated. And you have new respect for that kind of chutzpah, realizing it’s half the battle in reaching a creative goal. With Mercury in a stellium with the Sun and Venus, get thoughts on paper, noting your progress in meeting and acing challenges set before you. Document your dreams which are now brought to you, in living color, by the wonderful world of wisdom.

Leo

Uranus square Pluto now hits home how being surrounded by others can actually heighten a sense of isolation. You see through people’s carefully designed personas to their true selves. Shocking how friendly faces morph into fiends, as the supposedly scary soften into angels. All hyperbole aside, this helps you navigate toward kindred sprits, those, like you, who’ve cultivated a cool remove. The last thing you need is emotional cling. Jupiter direct outlines a most divine plan. You simply need to connect the dots.

Virgo

Resist beating yourself up for lapses in focus on your physical well being. It’s emotions getting the best of you again. But with Jupiter direct, you’re determined to reach peak condition. Still, you must avoid being hyper vigilant. It’s mostly a matter of ditching the delights that subtly undo you; saying No gets more results than any wee-hour infomercial guru can. You embrace a certain asceticism which isn’t necessarily Spartan. You crave some serious space, time and tranquility more than status, material gain, or attention.

Libra

With Jupiter going direct, defense mechanisms can be on a hair trigger. You might easily give into envy and vanity. The trick is to channel these into inspiration and amped self-esteem. Don’t be paranoid, but do beware of being taken advantage of. Venus in stellium with the Sun and Mercury says that friends are everywhere; so stay open. You’re comfier in social situations than you anticipate, so don’t brace yourself. Breathe; and identify with, don’t differentiate from, others. Leave more space between thoughts and emotions.

Scorpio

Your head may spin with the Jupiter going direct. Fortunately, Saturn T-square Jupiter and Neptune fosters the stability you seek. Becoming a better friend is a theme to explore in earnest. It means being accountable for any bad behavior. Where you thought you got away with metaphoric murder, you’ll be called out for undermining antics. Excitement is its own addiction. Take ups and downs in equal measure. True allies champion a most temperate you. Planet moves either delude you or expose your delusions. You say which.

Sagittarius

As your ruler Jupiter goes direct, you’re faced with familiar folks and dynamics. Observe and don’t repeat patterns that made you bolt from these people, places and things in the first place. Bust singular moves. Even if you work in collaboration, it’s time to break out with a project of your own. It needn’t be to the exclusion of existing group efforts. And flash: any partner who protests may need a semi-permanent time out. With Jupiter’s Grand Trine with Venus and Pluto you get out of your head and think outside the box.

Capricorn

Jupiter opposed Neptune can see you becoming fixated if not obsessive. Love may be painfully profound, but hurts so good. You’ve got a fix, too, on a destiny calling, but realize it isn’t the only one—and that’s okay. Just tackle only one dream at a time. With Saturn T-square Jupiter and Neptune, others overly rely on you. Voice issues before they wax into resentments. Don’t go to extremes and bail on your commitments; suck them up and next time, learn to decline. Jupiter direct suggests that big ideas will now go viral.

Aquarius

The flipside of having strong convictions is sometimes confusing your opinions with hard facts. Saturn T-squaring Jupiter and Neptune provides a fierce power of suggestion with which you weave convincing narratives. But you may not know your own strength in this, so be careful lest you end up creating scenarios that threaten others. Maintain a clear conscience to keep your sway at bay. Meanwhile, Jupiter going direct, by Monday, will bring forgiveness for damages you carelessly, if not consciously, caused your loved ones.

Pisces

They say it’s better to give than to receive—whoever they are—but now the opposite is true. Jupiter going direct sheds light on the shadow-fact that your generosity can be a way of putting others in your debt. So, can you graciously accept what others offer you? This would mean admitting your dismissive airs mask a cached inferiority. Meanwhile, others may’ve assumed you don’t notice, never mind value, them. But, Mars free from Neptune’s grip pulls down your guard, revealing your vulnerability, which is where the light gets in.

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Haute Astrology

by STARSKY + COX

Starsky + Cox's SEXTROLOGY...the cosmic gift that keeps on giving...

Starsky + Cox’s SEXTROLOGY…the cosmic gift that keeps on giving…

May 1-7 2016

Venus 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, 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

Wondering if you can blaze new frontiers under an existing auspice? The answer is Si. Mars and Saturn T-squaring Jupiter and Neptune offers a safety net for busting rebel moves. Daunting tasks suddenly feel like cakey pastimes. With Friday’s New Moon, you will have tackled your sweeping to-do list, jettisoned junk collecting dust, and weeded your social landscape down to a few tasty buds. It’s rightly named stuff that blocks any doors to opportunity. You’ll be suffused you with righteous ethics, exhibiting a cool chic.

Taurus

With Venus unaspected, nigh on Friday’s New Moon, an already variable emotional climate may become more volatile. Don’t try to fix, analyze or control—surrender to serendipity. Trust you will hit your marks and the right goals and contacts will be met, sans over-planning. Focus energy into prolific output. Opportunity finds you at your real or metaphorical workbench. You produce more now than other creatives do in a year. Your inner geek is being stimulated, as is an attraction to other goofballs with big goals.

Gemini

Strive for clear communication in relationships, any dread of dodgy emotional reactions be damned. A Grand Trine of Sun, Jupiter and Pluto reveals how you may be living in a fool’s paradise. Friday’s New Moon initiates conversations on the topic of others’ honesty or lack thereof. Your candid assessments of them may bring responses that sting. So it’s best to keep your peace and let others stew in their own mendacity. As you detach from dysfunction, you unveil life’s innate ease, integrating yourself into its sensuous fabric.

Cancer

You forge new bonds with a tribe of cautiously adventurous folk, encountering mentors in whom you spy qualities untapped or needing developing in you. This triggers mixed emotions as you mete out envy from emulation. Retrograde Mercury transiting the New Moon, Friday, sees jealousy morph into inspiration, competition into collaboration. Don’t fear being imitative—you have such a unique filter that you can’t help evolving existing themes into singular expressions. Finances flow freer, shifting you from survive to thrive.

Leo

A beneficent Grand Trine of Sun, Jupiter and Pluto now sees that even so-called busy work inspires imagination and total presence of mind. Pre-thinking breeds trepidation, and speculation is the enemy of calm. It’s time to take stock of creative assets, settling accounts with those you owe, and taking full rein of sole intellectual property. Alternately longing for a luxe and spare existence sees you strike a happy balance of negligent chic. Friday’s New Moon brings a hidden talent to light or puts a squelched one center stage.

Virgo

You’ve come a long way toward self-realization; so why slip back into bad, old bonds and behaviors? Mercury retrograde begs that question, urging you to embark on a new leg of your spiritual journey, marked by heartening synchronicity: Maybe a spontaneous run-in with a long-lost someone on your mind, or one with whom karma needs cleansing. Or perhaps you meet a new kindred spirit with whom you share a parallel trajectory. Friday’s New Moon will amp self-possession, so speak your mind, no second guessing.

Libra

With Venus at loose ends, unresolved issues come back, if not to bite you in the butt, to kiss you full on the smacker. Upshot: You can take another crack at a creative, lucrative plan you let fall by the wayside. There may be some serious coin in the offing, or are they fairy favors—you decide. Wants are not to be confused with needs and deepest longings. It’s time to draft a new design-for-living that is ultimately more suited to your tender soul. Matching destiny to desire is dizzying but results in a most bearable lightness of being.

Scorpio

You’ve got your nerve (that’s mainly a compliment), still, you can overreach. With the Grand Trine of Sun, Jupiter and Pluto, you enjoy popularity—knowing all the right people, places and pings. But there is a fine line between being outgoing and glomming on. Others may think: What the pluck? Acknowledge their achievements instead of trying to impress them with yours. This results in more friends to play with and the summoning of the right kind of power—that of appreciation. Try to be the bigger person, not the best.

Sagittarius

Personal issues require increased attention as professional vistas widen. Tend to yourself, first, which makes it easier to assist others. Mars and Saturn T-squaring Jupiter and Neptune seek to match your behavior with your beliefs. And Friday’s New Moon may cast you in the role of doyen, guide or guru. It might also green-light projects you have in the pipeline. But the last thing you need are too-high expectations placed on skills and talents. Sit tight in blissful detachment. Be blithely selfish so others need not cater to you.

Capricorn

As the Moon wanes to New, by Friday, situations that no longer serve fall away of their own weight. Including: rigomorphic romances, vampiric friendships, frayed family ties with those on whose deaf ears words fall, and loved ones evolving out from under you. So what to do with the surplus time and energy you gain? Use your newfound autonomy to widen the scope of acquaintanceships, and to launch projects and missions you can only do solo. See love as a verb not a noun—you do it; you don’t hoard or measure it.

Aquarius

Saturn and Mars T-squaring Jupiter and Neptune challenges you to open channels to cosmic, even mystical assistance to help you realize fresh hopes and wishes. After some plateau-ing, opportunities for advancement now materialize. Finger pointing or laying blame kills the mood and magic. So thank anyone or thing you’ve outgrown; they’ve sped your trip to increased happiness. And flash: You may have more to learn to call yourself expert in a chosen field. Friday’s New Moon brings a humility that sees you going places.

Pisces

You welcome transparency now, with a Grand Trine of the Sun, Jupiter and Pluto. People see you as you truly are—not as a projection of their own expectations. You emerge as a kind yet self-preservational entity, allowing lightening bolts of genius and fortune strike. And so it does. Friday’s New Moon rejigs your views on rights versus privileges, in larger social contexts and close to home. You discern fine lines betwixt your own liberal stances in relationships and others’ taking (too many?) liberties. You’re more trad than you think.

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Haute Astrology

by Starsky + Cox

week of April 24-30 2016

Starsky + Cox's SEXTROLOGY holiday...the cosmic gift that keeps on giving...

Starsky + Cox’s SEXTROLOGY..the cosmic gift that keeps on giving…

Representing the feminine principle, planet Venus’ influence on the Taurus male manifests physically, as befits this corporeal earth sign. At her core a fertility goddess, Venus developed into a deity of grace, love and beauty. Taurus is a feminine sign, which is ironically symbolized by a virile Bull. Besides being itself an emblem of male fertility, the Bull represents latent power—the animal is incited to attack. Taurus men are more poised and graceful, if not reticent, rather than being forthright or obviously rough-and-tumble. They have an oblique, if not myopic, view of the world. Just as Taurus girls draw on the archetype of nature nymphs, Taurus man embodies the tempting spirit of such self-reflective flower gods as Hyacinth, Narcissus and Adonis, who even turned the tables on the passive, attractive Venus-Aphrodite, making her chase him down. Taurus man is the zodiac’s premier pretty boy. He is a soft-spoken slice of beefcake, often just a sliver, exuding elegance and debonair flair. He has been known to fetishize and refashion female trappings and attire; from pink socks to sultry peignoirs: Jamie Dornan, Robert Pattinson, David Beckham, Channing Tatum, Henry Cavill, Hunter Parrish, Jack Gleeson, Thomas Welling, Pierce Brosnan, Wes Anderson, Djimon Hounsou, George Clooney, Tony Goldwyn, Dennis Rodman, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Donavan, Peter Frampton, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, Rudolph Valentino, Liberace, James Mason, Richard Avedon, James McAvoy and Bono.

Aries

We enjoy a positive spin as much as the next mystics; but, with Mercury joining Mars and Pluto in retrograde you do well to admit there is un-kosher inequality in your midst. So fight the powers of oppression. Yours are not opinions to be kept to yourself, but wise words for instigating swift and sweeping change. Be most skeptical of those who put the sick in sycophant. Such hiney-smoochers may be working you for connections. Shut it down. Ease into a state of meditative calm, keeping on trucking with artistic life pursuits.

Taurus

With Venus entering Taurus, efforts you put out there meet with great enthusiasm. Your scope expands in response to career or creative schmoozing. Karmically, too, you get an instant return on goodly deeds. What you focus upon magnetizes. So if you fixate on dearth, you may be undervalued; while, if you appreciate your own unique assets, your personal stock rises. See life as a lotus unfolding: fully expressive, expansive and not at all linear. Then emulate that pansy, holding your ground and opening up to full potential.

Gemini

You get encouraging news in advance of Mercury going retrograde, Thursday. And there’s no need to superstitiously dread the “other shoe” dropping. Life meets you half way in realizing your hopes and wishes. You negotiate a new design-for-living, wearing a number of hats. Venus conjunct Uranus suggests you can have it all. Resist number crunching—it only limits potential abundance. Eradicate if-then constructs. Mostly lead with the word: Imagine… Use your well of confidence to help those who grapple with it.

Cancer

With Mercury trine Pluto, you begin to accept the notion that you descend from a long line of deeply creative, self-starting intelligentsia. And you see that being out on a limb—artistically, commercially, and, yes, even spiritually—is now the safest place to be. Far from the maddening status quo, you nurture a niche that allows for unique expression and taps you into fresh revenue streams. Feel the link between your burningest desire and a burgeoning sense of destiny. Mercury retrograde, Thursday, will see that you fight fair.

Leo

As the Sun slips into trine position with Jupiter, you’re more at ease with life’s ephemera, acing any psychological tests put before you. Family may converge, ancient roles being played out (double entrendre intended); but try as they might, loved ones can’t push your buttons. Right? A solo vocation beckons, one that allows you to make an enduring mark. You’re prolific where you’d once procrastinated. Finances ease: you prize your autonomy over accumulation. Mercury’s retrograde, Thursday, fritzes communication on the home front.

Virgo

The Mars-Saturn mash-up inspires a comprehensive plan to speed your personal evolution as both a bold creative and a creature of love. You should feel blessed with the ability to carve out professional inroads and to experience a fine romance, free of static cling. You can blast your way out of career cul de sacs, as you challenge yourself to be with a significant other who shares your notion of commitment. A buddy may be giving you the boot; or is it the kick in the caboose you need to learn that friendship is a gift not a given?

Libra

As Mercury joins Mars and Pluto in retrograde, your brain gets a wee rest, so you might settle deeper into your body, lending teeth to efforts to stick to any wellness programs. Stop thinking about making external alterations and appreciate the journey of doing right by your inner life, health and happiness. If you’re debating kicking a questionable habit, we offer a resounding: Yass. Mercury trine Pluto amps powers of elimination. Eschewing excesses can be quite obvious, inspiring increased loving interest from onlookers at large.

Scorpio

As you plot next big moves, you must also recharge your batteries; or, at least, pace yourself, easing, not diving, into projects and obligations. Imagine so-called chores to be meditations or exercise. Instincts are sharp when it comes to new faces on the social scene. You’re tempted to fault people for mercenary maneuvers, but resist and rise above. Be thankful you’re more conscious in your bonds than the next character. Don’t accept a “selfish” label—you’re self-contained, and don’t tax others with your private-life drama.

Sagittarius

You’re of a mind to start something new, with the Sun trining Jupiter; but you must first retool existing plans, products and projects, doing what you already do, louder and prouder. There is an audience waiting for you out there. So forward march with increased objectivity about yourself. Don’t junk up your mind with what your actions mean or how you’re seen. Even if the thing you most want to do is something you feel you’re crappy at, stand and deliver the lousiest display you can muster. Venus in Taurus sexes things up.

Capricorn

You wax philosophical, with the Sun trining Jupiter, transforming any street smarts into a wise belief system to live by. Others seek your guidance. But realize you can be a go-to guru while still maintaining emotional detachment. You’re brimming with genius notions, but don’t waste the grace—record every light bulb popping off. You may not get to some of your big ideas for awhile yet, but trust: they’ll keep. The trick is not to be distracted from pursuing the most pressing ones. With Mars conjunct Saturn, you suffer no fools.

Aquarius

Mercury joining Mars and Pluto in retrograde challenges you to network your way to new intellectual, academic or artistic heights. Stay alert for synchronic sign-posts pointing to new inroads of opportunity. Personal freedom depends on maintaining a me-first attitude; don’t be emotionally blackmailed into anything that doesn’t sit right in your gut. False prophets have surplus opinions on what you should or shouldn’t do. So keep your own counsel and goals in mind, and don’t scoff at bread-and-butter gigs that get you there.

Pisces

With Venus entering Taurus, conjunct Uranus, healthiest detachment from people, places and things is prescribed. It will feel the opposite is true but: nothing is personal. You gain nada if you battle any affronts with brash retorts. Word business plans or directives artfully and carefully. It may seem like voices are speaking through you; and far be it for us to deny any spiritual assists. You’ve got the grit to curb consumption and to embrace a certain asceticism your soul may desire. If revenge tempts you, it’s your cue to love more.

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Haute Astrology

 

by Starsky + Cox

Starsky + Cox's SEXTROLOGY holiday...the cosmic gift that keeps on giving...

Starsky + Cox’s SEXTROLOGY holiday…the cosmic gift that keeps on giving…

It’s a big week astrologically with a Grand Trine of Mercury, Jupiter and Pluto; Mars and Saturn T-squaring an opposition of Jupiter and Neptune, Venus conjunct Uranus squaring Pluto, Mars and Pluto both going retrograde, the Sun entering Taurus, Tuesday, a Full Scorpio Moon, Thursday, and more…

week of April 17-23 2016

The fixed-earth sign of Taurus is vividly portrayed by a garden, Eden. Taurus draws on archetypes of nymphs and flower gods, who personify innocence and invitation—Taurus is ruled by Venus, the planetary principle of attraction. The sign’s signature color is green, signifying both innocence and envy. Taurus girl is the eternal goddess in maiden form. We know what temptation Eve invited. Likewise, the tale of Snow White is a retelling of the myth of Io, a nymph punished by queen Hera for giving into her hubby Zeus’s seduction—Hera turned Io into a snow-white heifer. Silly cow. Hera is famed for taking the form of a crone who hands out poison apples just like Snow White’s wicked queen, who is vainly obsessed with youth and beauty. Venus’ symbol is called the mirror of Aphrodite; and the planet’s rule, here, on the earth plane of Taurus, makes physical beauty, and green-eyed envy, a preoccupation. Io and Hera are two sides of the same coin, the former representing the naiveté of the latter’s mature womanhood. Really, Hera tries to teach Io a lesson about female power, which Hera deifies. And many a Taurus woman will tell you that this is a central theme for them. Taurus tends to make an impact in her early in life, being prized for latent talents and potential charms. Adult life can be an ongoing catch-up lesson in taking her own assets by the horns, something at which she typically overachieves. Indeed, her biggest challenge is in not being objectified, resisting the urge to let domineering figures steer her stars in exchange for creature Taurean comforts, ease and luxury. Passivity can be her pitfall, as can becoming somebody’s cash cow. Here, some earthy Taurus nymphets who peaked young and piqued interest with early promise of potential: Ellie Kemper, Megan Fox, Kristen Dunst, Sandra Dee, Kelly Clarkson, Sofia Coppola, Jessica Alba, Lily Allen, Lily Cole, Jessica Stam, Ann-Margret, Yvonne Craig, Uma Thurman, Janet Jackson, Adele, Barbra Streisand, Shirley Temple, Valerie Bertinelli, Harper Lee and Charlotte Bronte whose heroine Jane Eyre is namesake of Juno-Hera, Eire (Ireland) the emerald green isle where the goddess grew dem apples.

Aries

Venus and Uranus square Pluto empowers you to put group aims ahead of your own. Ironically, you win increased praise for solo pursuits in so doing. You make pulling off massive projects look easy—we know it’s a strain—while your solidarity with others has never been more, well, solid. People are less likely to pin a label on you or put you in a box. If anything, you’re urged to articulate a singular belief system for others to emulate. It will likely entail no entangling alliances, total empathy and rigorous pipe dreaming.

Taurus

You now find inspiration in the gifted beings in your world. With Mars and Saturn T-square Neptune and Jupiter don’t avoid taking whole pages from their books. You’re in no danger of imitation. You know what it is you do best and others tune into your unique voice. In art or commerce, as the twain now meets, don’t edit yourself! Take space and time to express what most needs it. You can make yourself scarce but don’t isolate. Solitude shouldn’t be an escape, just as pursuing your dreams needn’t spell total oblivion.

Gemini

With the Grand Trine of Mercury, Jupiter and Pluto, you may feel spread thin, yet very much a part of the cosmic fabric. To be one with the All is a constant craving, yet it requires a certain death of ego trappings. Harken to spiritual callings, whether or not you fully heed them. Sticky emotional vestiges of the past are now being eradicated, inspiring fresh avenues of thought and feeling. Ditch worn out routines along with all-too familiar faces playing the same old mind games. Opt for new toys and tricks, puns quite intended.

Cancer

Your mental powers peak to near psychic levels as Thursday’s Full Moon approaches. Nobody escapes being slid under your microscope. Given to micromanaging as a means of rooting out impediments in all dealings, you define dysfunction as anything not done your way. Discern the fine line between being helpful and hunty. In love, errant mates won’t make the cut—even disloyal buck fuddies are ripe for the discard pile. You are quietly staging an artistic, aesthetic or ideological coup! But you are in no way revolting.

Leo

The Grand Trine of Mercury, Jupiter and Pluto opens new dialogues and launches fresh initiatives. This also eases articulation of more radical ideas. It is a time of clarity for the creative Leo for whom any vestiges of self-doubt and -delusion fall away. Be cautiously optimistic and utterly patient so to sandbag any floods of discouragement. Enthusiasm is growing and you ache for celebration. But don’t waste fuel on trips to party city. Keep it in the bank to fund emotional breakthroughs. Love should find you willing not wanting.

Virgo

Money concerns come to the fore, with Mars and Pluto retrograding. You’re fairly flush, as it is, while achieving further financial milestones can leave you cold. It’s time to affirm what you truly value and where you place worth beyond any numbers on paper. Perhaps liberty, not liquidity, is your new definition of luxury. If so, initiate plans to venture forth in the near future. Book travel, blaze trails of learning, maybe combining outward and inner journeying. The Grand Trine says nothing can stop you but old fashioned laziness.

Libra

There’s no masking your giving nature and altruism as Venus and Uranus trine Saturn. Others learn of your good deeds; even those you do on the down low. Keeping your white witchery under wraps does amp its power to affect positive changes. So you’re wont to continue keeping charity covert. Still, channels are opening to you, both in the material world, where others rally around your causes, and in that other realm where truer treasures lie. If ever you were to bank on guidance by unseen forces, it would be now.

Scorpio

As Venus and Uranus trine Pluto, you don’t want a revolution, but expect a revelation. Take no half measures in the hatching of innovative ideas and projects that promote fundamental change. Heads need not roll, but a changing of the guard is called for. In other news, your financial instincts are super keen. With the Full Scorpio Moon, Thursday, you’ll spidey-sense a shift in tone and responsibility in relationships, as well. You may be tempted to restrict romantic urges as they deepen, but resistance is so futile.

Sagittarius

It’s decision time, as Mars and Saturn T-square Jupiter and Neptune. Try to determine a more distinct direction than the one you’re currently taking on the career front. You can’t create tipping points— Lady Luck is the residue of design. We hope that’s good news. The fact is: you needn’t be so dutiful or genuflecting toward those (you think) have all the power. The validation you seek is inside. Pluto and Mars retrograde prescribe owning feelings and mining for buried emotional treasure. If you seek to know thyself, dig in.

Capricorn

As Pluto and Mars retrograde, quit whistling in the graveyard and factor inevitables into your hopes, plans and actions. Your fortune now increases, if you accept it with utter humility. Define unique selling points—keys to long-term success. There is no boon in being multi-faceted, at this point; it breeds half-baked products, services and ideas. Focus on the one thing and work it for all its worth. As you narrow your niche, you simplify the equation, which adds up to more time and coin. Shower affection on those who need it.

Aquarius

Venus conjunct Uranus square Pluto bids you unhitch your wagon from anyone else’s star and tell hangers-on to yours where to get off. Pinpoint just how being part of a collective, corporation, or cult scene limits you. You not only possess the verve to extricate yourself from hives that provide no honey, you also come to see yourself as a queen bee. Dream a singular dream even in the midst of team working. Deep healing happens when you forgo fleeting pleasures for lasting Joy. That said, you could use a break and some soul asylum.

Pisces

With a Grand Trine of Mercury, Jupiter and Pluto, retrograding, life takes on a domino effect of if-then contingencies. Sticking to your guns isn’t always productive. Perhaps you can own your great expectations, but still let the universe unfold of its own accord, not to your specifications, or on your schedule. You may feel at the whim of random caveats; then suddenly, synchronic run-ins reaffirm your faith in divine order. Don’t focus on what isn’t happening, nurture what is. Be a still source of inspiration by quiet example.

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Haute Astrology

by Starsky + Cox

Starsky + Cox's SEXTROLOGY holiday...the cosmic gift that keeps on giving...

Starsky + Cox’s SEXTROLOGY …the cosmic gift that keeps on giving…

week of April 10-16 2016

Mars-ruled Aries is all about not ignoring the obvious. It is primal, impulsive energy. Objective, yang, “masculine”, the sign’s celestial symbol “spear and shield of Ares” (the Greek name of Mars) is a blatant representation of the male genitalia that is ubiquitously plastered on men’s room doors around the globe. There is little irony being a man born under this sign. Aries views his raw animal appeal as both a blessing and a curse. He learns to embrace and embody his outsized drives, honing their power. Meanwhile, he may try to transcend his true nature—part rutting animal, part Superman—by way of channeling his native aggression into some Zen, Spartan or namesake martial-arts devotion. The beautiful irony being that spiritual warriorship helps him to more fully accept his irrepressible Self, the premier principle of the astrological 1st house that is Aries man’s birthright to personify. Here is a list of objectifying Aries hunks of burning love, some of whom, drawing on their war-god Mars archetype, can be downright belligerent: Ryan O’Neal, Russell Crow, Alec Baldwin, Piers Morgan, Hugh Heffner, Angus Young, Serge Gainsbourg, Herb Alpert, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Quentin Tarantino, Sean Bean, Jackie Chan, Steven Segal, Russ Meyer, Roger Corman, Steve McQueen, James Garner, William Shatner, Eddie Murphy, Eric Roberts, Scott Eastwood, Luke Evans, Sung Kang, Marlon Brando, James Woods, Marvin Gaye, James Caan, William Holden, Crispin Glover, Tommy Hilfiger and (directly on the cusp with Taurus) Adolf Hitler.

Aries

Though you’ve kept a low profile lately; you resume exposing yourself to new thoughts and situations, as Venus trines Mars. Before three more planets retrograde, you snap out of self-imposed ruts, taking risks and coloring outside prescribed lines. You’re better off asking for forgiveness than permission. Pinpoint leaky holes in long-range plans and start plugging away to insure their success. You’re given evidence of your eternal desirability, now. Still, love is had on your terms—you will play nobody one else’s romantic agenda.

Taurus

Mars square Jupiter pinpoints sources of excess, so you can take steps toward eradicating them. It’s ignoring such issues that will fray your nerves. You’re not exactly full steam ahead, but you are putting an end to if-then thinking, realizing: If you want to avoid regret, then leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of your dreams. Set new intentions to allow a life-long goal to take deeper root. Know where you’re going, but don’t be in too big a rush to get there. Just plan to live longer. Venus trine Mars mixes love and lust.

Gemini

It’s cards-on-the-table time as the Sun and Uranus trine Saturn. Full disclosure of desired plans attracts those who’ll champion them. A window is opened, through which others may enter into your wildest schemes. Your sense of empathy—it’s in there somewhere—is amped, fostering affection from those who thought you too imperious or impervious to approach. So lay down arms, providing access to what has been a guarded true you. Your genuine self doesn’t front or pose but freely inhabits authenti-city. See what we did there?

Cancer

With Saturn retrograde corrections abound, removing obstacles to create new avenues of abundance. Before three more planets follow suit, tie up loose ends, paying outstanding debts and delivering on promises. You can be a bit of a loose cannon. And while flying in the face of convention is to be lauded; it must serve a purpose, people and progress, not just buck systems that irk you. You’re a bit itchy, shall we say. But breathe through any grousing or impatience, neither of which serve your quest for sustainable well-being.

Leo

Recent struggles reveal themselves to be inspiration for personal expression. You’re cosmically assisted, now, with Mars trine Venus, in processing ill feelings to be released. This leaves you open to court new influences, ideologies and individuals. Creative juices resume flowing. So start chucking ideas onto paper or other platforms where you can work out any kinks or artistic delusions, focusing on progress not perfection. Your brain is being wrapped around career changes into which your gut is already intuitively tuning.

Virgo

Intrigue abounds with the Sun and Uranus square Pluto. Mystery, a certain mystique, even some misty mysticism are in the air. You may perceive a convergence of unseen energies and situations. Acceptance is key to floating over the waves others are making. Check your ego in brainstorming sessions, seeing how the best ideas happen through you. This endows works of creation with a life force all their own. You have the power to raise the vibration in relationships while remaining lovingly detached. Call it interindependence.

Libra

Saturn’s retrograde takes you to school—some, literally shipping off to an institute of learning, most, embarking on an individual course of study. All receive rude awakenings. Your brain is being rewired to process new information, removing blocks to discern wisdom above the din. Don’t pretend you have all the answers, instead seek some. Take care of how your moves to further personal cred impact others, letting loved ones be their singular selves. You can’t relive the past; if you try, you might feel like a friendly ghost.

Scorpio

You’re hankering for fleeting pleasures as Mars trines Venus. But, as you well know, indulging can leave you feeling emptier than before. A mini crash and burn may be inevitable; and be what’s needed to launch you from the ashes to ever greater heights. Certain sacrifice also gives rise to big payoffs that help you achieve increased autonomy. Begin by prioritizing activities that provide you lasting joy, not a passing fancy. And be willing to invest sweat equity in projects that require self-starting. Avoid any short cuts.

Sagittarius

With Jupiter squaring Mars and Saturn in retrograde, it’s time to call in all chits and favors and to get all pending deals in writing. It might seem like your luck is running out, when, in fact, you are urged to participate in its design. A quiet diligence in meeting obligations, without complaint, assures you’ll optimize them. Meanwhile, don’t ignore or repress grief or sadness. Honor it lest it drag you into depression. There’s a thin line between the fabulous and the nebulous. So be sure your dreams are grounded in reality.

Capricorn

As Saturn continues its retrograde, it’s hard to commit to people and situations without compulsion, or to be of service without becoming indentured. And it’s not so easy to laugh off flaws or snafus that can trigger self-loathing. So make extra effort to connect with your underlying confidence. Take note where private affairs seep into professional ones and keep boundaries strong. Suffering fools or fair-weather friends is unspiritual. Hunker down now, first finishing lingering projects, then making inroads into new ones.

Aquarius

You always march to your own drum, but with Sun and Uranus trine Saturn in retrograde, it’s especially true. To use a fave turn of phrase: where others Sousa, you salsa. Being “out of step” is tantamount to finding your own rhythm. Explore your whims and unfurl all freak flags. And don’t sweat being scapegoated. You shall be victorious in any psychic battle. That said, you needn’t defend yourself against, nor dignify, slings and arrows of detractors. Consider the term integrity. It’s all about keeping the proverbial It together.

Pisces

A hectic schedule draws attention outward while inner conflicts scream for resolve and resolution. Deep-seated issues and desires surface as Mercury connects with Neptune. Be extra temperate in your habits, adding no fuel to your fired-up psyche. Voice feelings and heed instincts. This releases trapped emotion, which can manifest as physical tension. As Mars squares Neptune, try to view any angst as a storehouse of adrenalin to put into action. Friends who fell (or you ditched?) by the wayside return with a happy vengeance.

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Haute Astrology

by Starsky + Cox

authors of SEXTROLOGY

week of April 3-9 2016

If you’ve read your Sextrology, then you know that we’ve assigned Athena, the war goddess, as the archetype of the Aries woman, in whom that deity’s righteous stature as a fierce female with a principled, if not political agenda, is personified. Athena (Roman: Minerva) is the original feminist, going toe to toe with male gods in competitions while punishing mortal women for their frivolity, vanity and passivity. In her famous feud with her uncle, the sea god Poseidon, over the patronage of what became her namesake Athens, she offered the native people the olive, which became both food and fuel, two elements to ensure their survival and literal enlightenment. Human empowerment! Artistically depicted and described as strong featured and steely eyed, Athena is the physical prototype of the Aries woman just as she portrays their directive nature and steadfast resolve. Think of the handsome, angular beauty of Natascha McElhone, Jessica Chastain, Claire Danes, Jennifer Garner, Emma Thompson, Celine Dion, Elle Fanning, Lady Gaga, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Lange, Maria Sharapova, Saoirse Ronan, Julie Christie, Dusty Springfield, Emmy Lou Harris, Julia Stiles, Patricia Arquette, Robin Wright, not to mention such beauties with blatantly uplifting, individualist agendas, like Jane Goodall, Vivienne Westwood, Linda Goodman, Gloria Steinem, Maya Angelou, Brooke Astor, Doris Day, Betty Ford and Sandra Day O’Connor.

Aries

You’re urged to expel or express past vestiges, memories, repressions, as Mars conjuncts Saturn. But mind the rollercoaster—emotional highs and lows are to be equally sustained. Just observe and take stock of your inner complexities. All answers and solace are within. Seismic shifts in your psyche happen for the best. Just breathe and visualize an invisaline between your desires and your destiny. Success seeks you as you do it. Thursday’s New Moon removes doubts blocking its clear view of you. Work on upping your team playing.

Taurus

Nigh on Thursday’s New Moon, you are better able to extract nuggets of wisdom from every situation, even those you’ve labeled untenable. Jupiter opposing Neptune expands your mind via exaggerated experiences. So when the weirdly absurd occurs, embrace it so to extract life lessons. Your career scope is waxing global. Put busy work aside and concentrate, solely, on your eponymous creative content. Indeed, you are a brand; and its proliferation requires exiting any self-created cul de sacs in which you’re getting waylaid.

Gemini

You need reminding now that: nothing is personal, as Mercury and Uranus conjoin. Not ultra easy for a sensitive creature like yourself. Thursday’s New Moon illumines how the ways in which you flatter, or ingratiate yourself to, people might be read as disingenuous. So soul-search what it is you truly want from others. Acceptance? Accolades? Be brutally honest with yourself on this score. It’s how you rise from any sycophantic depths into a rarified atmosphere of self-love and -esteem. You can be a sincere champion of others.

Cancer

Change is the only constant with Uranus conjunct Mercury. Creative plans call for some revisioning. Double back to pinpoint unique, innovative aspects in your work, while steering clear of the status quo. In advance of the New Moon on Thursday, roll up your sleeves, dig in, and take the lead with a limping project or demoralized team. Doing so positions you to diagnose and root out dysfunction where it lives. Step up to take any top-dog organizational roles on offer. The keenest leadership requires delegating liberally.

Leo

Leading to Thursday’s New Moon, you may laugh through tears as you bid farewells and embark on fresh starts. You’re eager to embrace new plans and paradigms, not to mention rework your mojo and acquire new personal effects. The Sun conjunct Uranus now sees you transition from a period of preparation to one of masterful actualization. Own your accomplishments, and be in possession of all life-lessons learned. You have a signature brand of witty wisdom to impart, so fully embrace your role as wise wo/man of the tribe.

Virgo

In the face of looming deadlines, with Mercury conjunct Uranus, keep telling yourself to expand. Don’t question the ease with which you hit your marks, but don’t waste any grace, either—keep nose to the grindstone. Thursday’s New Moon channels happy thoughts and big ideas into being. Still, perspiration is a key ingredient. Short cuts only cut you. Avoid escape fantasies that involve sordid social scenes. Treating your body like a temple has obvious physical benefit—knowing you’re doing so calms a fettered mind.

Libra

Nigh on Thursday’s New Moon, take stock of overreactions in recent interactions. A blend of scorn and regret may surface, but don’t wallow. Simply adopt a more conscious, compassionate approach to interpersonal bonds moving forward. Mars conjunct Saturn provides requisite distance between your feelings and actions. Shed any false superiority in demeanor (masked insecurity) and find joy in humility and paying respect to others. But don’t over do it: It’s a thin line between expressing appreciation and kissing ass.

Scorpio

Stick to your guns in negotiating deals or partnerships as Mercury conjuncts Uranus. Yes, you rock the art of diplomacy; but a zeal for closure may see you concede too much. Don’t be too quick to peg new faces on the scene as sharks or rivals—they may be allies-in-the-making. Bring dream pursuits are put into balance with your daily grind. Do a little each day toward them—it adds up. Thursday’s New Moon makes creative callings priority-one and speeds their lucrativity. You can be all biz now, working a fierce efficiency expertise.

Sagittarius

Achievement is a source of healing, with Saturn conjunct Mars. You smoothly meet obligations, as if life were one big well-choreographed dance. You stretch into uncharted career territory by embracing progressive modes and ideas. With Thursdays New Moon: Optimism, in all forms, is fueled by making amends and securing loose ends. Keep a positive outlook, being abundance-conscious. You exceed expectations by not selling yourself short, and facing certain facts: You’ve outgrown some people, places and flings.

Capricorn

With Mercury conjunct Uranus, family relations become too close for comfort, causing a more than mild panic. You crave detachment from clinging close squeezes, too, finding comfort in vague acquaintances. Where closing ranks once protected you: leading to the New Moon, on Thursday, it now makes your world precariously small. As a fear of strangers dissolves into a healthy horror of nearest and dearest, you loosen ties that bind. Where this incites a riot, there are surely strings attached. But you’re nobody’s puppet.

Aquarius

Leading to Thursday’s New Moon, you’re stripped of false prophets, hokey heroes and any metaphoric crutches. The trick is to soberly tackle big issues on your plate, on your own, building emotional muscle in the process. Saturn conjunct Mars provides expertise and pure brawn in this new leg of your personal evolution slash vivid transformation. Change is hard on bonds with which you fear to tamper. What’s revealed is: some close intimates may be married to what you represent to them rather than who you truly are.

Pisces

Venus unaspected in Aries urges you to quit forcing plans or projects into works. Others may view this as giving up, while it’s really a surrender to living life on life’s terms. You can no longer twist your brain around situations you don’t feel. Thursday’s New Moon is a call to financial action. Making bank is its own reward. So get ducks in a row, pay down debts and cut any losses. Life is less fraught when you put first things first. If you’ve no time for breakfast, a spring stroll or to read a book, you’re doing it all wrong.

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Haute Astrology

by Starsky + Cox

Week of March 27-April 2 2016

The premier sign of Aries and it’s first astrological house is associated with the physical self; as such, people of the sign tend to be very comfortable in their skin. Ruled by the red planet Mars, Aries in turn governs the muscles and blood—pure red is the sign’s color—and the sign also rules the element of iron, which is a life-giving element in our blood, as it provides the protein hemoglobin, binding to oxygen, carrying it through our tissues and muscles. It is fascinating how these sign-assignations to body parts and elements pre-date modern biology or chemistry—and yet all that information was already encoded into the Zodiac which seems to transcend chronological time! Aries men are especially corporeal, if not rough and tumble, tending to boast rather un-ironic butch physiques. They often use their bodies in extraordinary ways, too, not just as athletes or as their planetary namesake martial artists, or even as the proverbial action man— as actors, for instance, they generally possess what is known as “a great physical life” on stage (or in films). Of all the male signs in the zodiac, Aries have a way of using their physiques in ways that seem to defy physics, their bantam bodies being the tangible stuff via which they achieve certain transcendence. Just look at this list: Martin Short, Andy Serkis, Harry Houdini, Harold Lloyd, Charlie Chaplin, Robert Downey Jr., Marcel Marceau, Jim Parsons, Bill Irwin, M. Emmet Walsh, Jackie Chan, Steven Seagal, Frank Gorshin, David Blaine, Eric Idle, Martin Lawrence, Eric McCormack, Peyton Manning, Gary Oldman, Matthew Broderick, Christophe Lambert, David Hyde Pierce, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Aries

With Mars square Venus and Neptune, you best temper celebratory overindulgence on one hand, minding a tendency for self-deprivation on the other. There’s no point beating yourself up for not meeting so-called expectations. Setting bars too high only sucks the should-be fun out of activities. Base your identity on life pursuits other than professional advancement. Avoid competition, even the friendly sort. Yours is an unbeaten path, so don’t be pigeon holed. Self-started operations succeed best, though a task rabbit wouldn’t hurt.

Taurus

As Venus transits healing Chiron, you may self-impose austerity measures.; yet there is certain freedom and personal challenge in tightening your Hermes belt; so long as do so for fierceness not from fear. You wear a Spartan chic well, feeling like a spiritual warrior on a quest to conquer the next artist windmill. You call the shots; so lawyers, agents, managers et al may be gratuitous. There should be humor in a new artistic or intellectual aim, so look the funny and record your findings. Coffers will refill quicker than expected.

Gemini

With Saturn retrograde, you might realize that you invested in a design for living that served as an antidote to past ills and issues. But in a bid for so-called stability, life may’ve become small and stifled a need for expression. Jupiter opposing Venus and Neptune now awaken doable dreams and a penchant for exploration. So get ready to venture beyond your garden gate. Co-dependents may squawk, while true loved ones support your new forays as a smaller fish in a bigger pond. Still, there’s no rush—try to savor the process.

Cancer

You can strike a balance between the trad and the rad, as Mercury transits Uranus. Playing by the rules can further your most innovative goals or ideals. You now clearly visualize and communicate your views in group settings. Take the reins in making any pitches; and share your personal saga with others. You show finesse, now, too, fielding any inquiry. Where you once felt stymied in articulation, words now flow, trippingly. You exude an genuine charm with nary a disingenuous note. It’s better to improvise, now, than rehearse.

Leo

As the Sun slinks toward Uranus, you now stretch beyond comfort zones and usual cultural or social limits, only to then dive deeper into serene you-time. What you can no longer abide are pat, homogenous human contacts or vague amusements. It’s a high 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 long-lost pastimes and creative interests. Nature and meditation open channels to deep, inner messaging.

Virgo

Venus conjunct Neptune deepens your and aesthetic sense and sensuality. Virgo artistes wax serious, inspired to new heights; while all Virgins find beauty in exposing hidden, even harsh truths, revealing the beatific in what may have beat you down. Don’t be fooled by appearances or dazzled by packaging— probe situations, so-called opportunities and people, for the truth. Your power of appreciation is ignited. Take stock of all you possess, materially and non-, and give thanks for this bounty. Your stock rises is oh-so on the rise.

Libra

You embark on a transformational trip, as Mars squares Venus and Neptune. Expect a sudden change in the intimate company you keep, as you make bold, new acquaintanceships. The daily grind gets groovier; and you experience ah-ha epiphanies you can straightaway put into practice. Creative, healthful rituals take precedence over pleasure seeking. You get a glimpse of living in a manner aligned with inner peace, not outside wants. Ceasing to seek their acceptance, you learn what’s acceptable from others.

Scorpio

Entree is provided to enclaves formerly denied you. Irony of irony: the appeal has waned since you last pressed your nose against said windows. But don’t cut off your schnozola to spite your face: Mercury transiting Uranus prescribes sashaying through open doors with an attitude of gratitude. Make no mention of any ancient ill feelings. This would only be fodder for detractors. Focus on showcasing skills that uniquely distinguish you. Some may claim you don’t play by the rules. Damned straight: you fairly rewrite them.

Sagittarius

With Jupiter opposed Venus and Neptune you’re urged to match your behavior with your beliefs. Own your true feelings and proceed accordingly. Take up more emotional space. Sadges can’t pull of a small-and-meek routine. Anyone who pushes back is meant to be challenged. And let them see you sweat. There’s no good pretending that success comes easy. Persistence and perspiration don’t undermine your talent—they provide scaffolding for it. You have blamed failures on not really trying. Now any result is for no lack of it.

Capricorn

With Saturn retrograde, you can put a new modus operandi into effect. Preservation is ever your watchword, particularly when it comes to time and energy. Slice and dice your day into units, allotting specific hours to focus on select activities, working solely on this or that at scheduled times. Then stop. Forgo fatuous endeavors, but avoid putting on superior airs. If you pooh-pooh projects in which you’re not participating, one might suspect you’ve a taste for sour grapes. The bigger you dream, now, the less you’ll escape.

Aquarius

Venus transiting Chiron optimizes opportunities for healing, some of which come out of the blue or are too easily ignored. Accept olive branches on offer, and fully mourn losses. Cheerleaders and champions will flock to your side, those for whom success and being of great service aren’t mutually exclusive—aka your kind of people. Cultivate bonds with other sexy saints and avoid stodgy sinners at all costs. And as you watch their heads getting tinier and tinier in your rearview, you can make a fresh start in a familiar place.

Pisces

Mars square Venus and Neptune poses a series of tests, all of which you should easily ace. First, you’re ready to recess, receive and reap some reward. If you’re overindulging in negative thoughts or deeds, ’twill be symptomatic of not facing facts, especially in love bonds. You can’t manufacture feelings for situations and people whose appeal has waned. The notion that you owe it to others to pretend is, paradoxically, patronizing. It’s the same with your domestic set up: If your home base doesn’t doesn’t give you a glow, then leave.

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