Haute Astrology

by STARSKY +COX

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

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

week of January 31-February 6 2016

Charlotte Rampling

Charlotte Rampling

She’s like a rainbow: We’ve mentioned that Iris, goddess of the rainbow, is one of the classic “descending goddesses” that portrays the Aquarius woman archetype. Iris 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 biblical water bearer, John the Baptist: Her dance of the seven veils—one for each color of the Roy G. Biv—is, like the rainbow itself, a beckoning beyond the veil of material illusion, terrestrial life, to experience 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, Charlotte Rampling, 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

With the Sun squaring Mars, your approach to everything is direct, while your actions may be impulsive, and your love, tough. Expect a shake-down on the career front as you wax brutally honest. You’re a wide open book, expecting others to follow suit. You may go out on a limb, socially; and there’s nothing wrong with running with a so-called faster crowd—so long as it’s actually going places. Rub elbows with progressive mover-shakers like yourself—don’t hang back with any brutes. You bruise easily, but recover in a snap.

Taurus

You’re delivered from outmoded, limiting thoughts by a stellium of Venus, Mercury and Pluto. Long-suffering projects need full attention, now, to bring them home. Then you can clear the decks for drafting new plans bubbling on the back burner. You may be offered a lead role of some kind. Being in charge isn’t a burning passion now, but it may be a necessity in achieving desired results. A certain epiphany is in the stars: You realize that always expecting the best puts you in the right frame of mind, regardless of outcome.

Gemini

Mercury and Pluto squaring Uranus points to an accelerated process of individuation. Aiming to please colleagues, clients or cronies only gets you nowhere fast. You may be singled out for a new project or opportunity. For sure, you are distinguishing yourself from the pack. You will feel edgy in group settings; and unless you’re hailed as a leader, expert or guru, it’s best to avoid them. Strike out in a lone direction. A solo effort tugging at your psyche is to be pursued. On the love front, too, you prove you can stand alone.

Cancer

The Moon makes a stellium with Venus, Mercury, and Pluto by week’s end, inspiring an alchemical shift. You become more golden a child and get the lead out in heeding true callings. There may be temptation to re-live hedonistic ways. It’s just a test. You haven’t brought your A-game so far this year only to backslide at what is a tipping point. Self-actualization is designed to impress nobody but you. Giving into fleeting pleasures only postpones lasting joy. Think beyond selfish aims—put yourself in a place to help others.

Leo

You’re tempted to hide, with Jupiter trining Mercury and Pluto; but trust that networking is currently crucial. So avoid isolation at all cost—and perish the thought that involving others in your plans dilutes the energy thereof. It actually expands your reach along a web of your own weaving. In truth, you haven’t really been alone, but relying on the kindness of strangers, keeping these connections secret. But now, you step out of the shadows with all activities. And you find that champions for your causes are closer than you think

Virgo

As the Moon transits Saturn squaring Neptune, empathetic power gets amped, and you needn’t fear being entangled in clingy alliances. Your compassion for others is truly detached. As a result of being burned by some jealous detractors of late, you’re right not to invite others input on projects or shared plans. You are freer, though, to bond with fresh faces who see the truest you—a caring character with a cool remove. A once and future friend may extend an olive branch by Friday, but it’s okay if you’re not ready to accept it.

Libra

Venus in stellium with Mercury and Pluto provides impetus to convey views and feelings creatively, making you aware of skills and talents that need developing to do just that. You realize artistic potential by isolating any obstacles to it. The primary one being the limitations of your own thinking. Even if your art is commerce, take heed: Breaking the rules is making new ones. Don’t edit yourself. Express yourself now in bold strokes; you can always fine tune later. You’ll find it’s better to ask forgiveness than permission.

Scorpio

You exude confidence and renewed authority, as Jupiter trines Pluto and Mercury. You may experience a role swap that puts you in charge of those you once kowtowed to. Meanwhile, those doing your bidding may need reminding of the fact. It is key to put all resentments aside. Strike the word revenge from your vocabulary. So-called rivals may become lieutenants who carry out your edicts in exchange for your championing their causes. Being in command means delegating liberally, empowering those in your charge.

Sagittarius

Jupiter trining Pluto and Mercury will hit home the fact you’re not alone but aided by unseen forces. Life is breathed into your goodly actions, particularly those of a group or community nature. You remove yourself from the so-called influential to whose bad behavior you’ve turned a blind eye. And you now give praise to people you may’ve under-appreciated. You feel the power in wanting what you already have, needing zilch from empty promisors. You won’t feel lonely going it alone; good fairies are everywhere.

Capricorn

Karma creeps up now, which, for most of you Seagoats, is a definite plus. The Sun square Mars will expose your hypocrisies so that they might be wiped out. Meanwhile, there seems to be a disconnect between your professional and private selves. See them coming together. You possess great wisdom; while forgiveness can be a stumbling block. Beware of scapegoating others for your losing affection for them. There is nobody dictating the company you must keep, so don’t rationalize blaming people for your cooling on them.

Aquarius

With Mercury conjunct Pluto, both squaring Uranus you cop a thrill from kicking nasty habits and shifting wellness routines into high gear. Ask yourself: what situations or relationships most call for correction? Stick to a sanguine tribe and steer clear of pity partiers, lest you find yourself one of them. Invest energy in areas of interest that will do the most good for you and others. A tumultuous emotional past has wrought pearls of wisdom. The trick is not to cast them before swindlers of your precious time and energy.

Pisces

Snafus and setbacks may be blessings in disguise, keeping you from multi-tasking your way into total neuron fritz-out. A stellium of Venus, Mercury and Pluto sees group dynamics reach an apex. An exit strategy shows wisdom not weakness. Whatever you’re doing: If it feels like work, it’s not working. Yours must be a path of no resistance. Now is time to focus on solo ambitions, integrating art and commerce. Beware of overindulging to ease any pain. Overpopulating your world can, ironically, make you feel lonelier.

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Haute Astrology

by STARSKY + COX

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

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

week of January 24-30 2016

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 legendary 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 may sometimes 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: Michael C. Hall, Eddie Izzard, Robbie Williams, Christian Bale, Eddie Van Halen. No really, it’s a thing.

Aries

Putting first things first, you must heed callings and whatever engages your imagination. Your endless to-do lists can resume with Mercury direct on Monday. But keep busy work on the back-burner, front-loading activities that feed your long-range dreams. If your environment is messy you might see it as “in process”, a feathered nest for hatching ideas and making art. Prioritize content over form. Mars trine Neptune would have you identify as a creative—the more you follow your impressions the more impressive you will be.

Taurus

The atmosphere buzzes with excitement; still, in the wake of the Full Moon, remain trance-like, lest nerves get frayed. Venus unaspected can see you long for a lush, sensual life, craving more texture in your career and luxury in your social fabric. Those you seek to sway will scarcely notice curling up in the palm of your hand. All the more reason to be a hard nut, sticking to ethical codes of conduct. Summon every inch of backbone to slap down bullies in your midst. You needn’t get the last word; you can have the final say.

Gemini

With your ruler Mercury direct, Monday, keep your expectations low with loved ones, as feelings you wear on your sleeve might get unduly ruffled. It’s time to cut losses with the dysfunctional; unless, that is, your ego relies on others’ co-dependence? Hmm? A new routine designed to cultivate serenity emerges by week’s end. Follow up on all pitches and introductions you initiated. Others can disappoint you only if you let them. Current devotees offering support deserve your focus more than withholders you try to win over.

Cancer

You take up more real and metaphoric space with Mercury direct Monday; good news after being jostled by shifting personal and/or professional landscapes. In the wake of the Full Moon, you’re back in the saddle, biz-wise, and in the know, buzz-wise. You realize your wildest dreams are ones most destined for success. So you can cut ties that bind you to those who, if only subconsciously, try to keep your light under a bushel. Be on the make for those who may invest in any light bulbs popping off in your “conscious” mind.

Leo

You might recall recently petitioning the heavens for increased creative opportunity—fist shaking to the wo/man upstairs. And as the post-Full Moon squares Mars, they will now manifest. So don’t complain that you’re not ready. Crank up your can-do attitude and shift your imagination into gear. Humility is one thing, but self-sabotage from a fear of success is quite another. Life unfolds according to your intentions. Believe fully in yourself then match your behavior to your beliefs. So-called selfish goals have vastly universal benefit.

Virgo

Mercury going direct, Monday, puts you on the receiving end of some tough love; but take constructive criticism on board and let it deepen your compassion. That adorable way you see yourself as gods’ gift to the world? Though it’s totally true; you understand that everyone else is also. You are to be praised for sacrifices made to those you deem less fortunate; while being messianic only makes you spiritually messy. So spiff up your act and cease judging others’. Lest you forget: there is no such thing as giving enough.

Libra

Feeling at wits’ end? Hang in there—it’s a test of faith. As Mercury goes direct, conjunct Pluto and squaring Uranus, forgiveness is on offer from those you may’ve inadvertently crossed. You also get work reprieves from projects in difficulty or facing looming deadlines. You could be singled out for a promotion, payoff or major perk. And don’t turn up your nose at what might seem a lateral move. It is actually a distinctly diagonally upward-spiral rise! Though in sparkling new company, don’t fair-weather true old friends.

Scorpio

In the wake of the Full Moon, pushing too hard for desired outcomes is a sure way to see them slip through your fingers. Pluto conjunct Mercury, direct on Monday, causes shifts in status between you and partners in love or money. Take authority without necessarily wielding it. Let self-styled rivals make vivid power plays—they’ll likely overshoot their marks. You win now by making minor concessions and meager demands. The trick is to master defensive emotions. It’s how you’ll magnetize desired outcomes and love objects.

Sagittarius

You gain insight into group psychology as Jupiter trines the Sun and Mercury, direct on Monday. Further, you hone intuition and expression post the Full Moon, and projects requiring tapping into a collective consciousness may be green lighted. While surfing the zeitgeist, close bonds can get short shrift. Let loved ones know if you’re ducking down a rabbit hole. Don’t overpromise then disappoint. Some talents may be rusty, and personal credos dusty, but in this time of personal renaissance you will deliver required goods.

Capricorn

With the Sun squaring Mars you can form a united front at home or at work, warding off foreign takeovers, familial incursions, alien visitations and psychic possessions. There may be unsubtle finger pointing, but table internal conflicts in the wake of the Full Moon and they may just dissolve. Meanwhile, you wax more proactive in biz, letting your guard down more in private. Stick to even unpopular convictions; and don’t numb your feelings. It may be lonely out on a limb, but it’s where the juiciest fruits of your labor are found.

Aquarius

Zero in on niche ways to channel creativity as Mercury goes direct, by Monday. You take on the role of divine messenger of delicious ideas. Mars trine Neptune lets you feel the thrill of success as you hit many marks with ease. Aim to find and tow the line between loyalty and codependence. Your enlightened mind embraces complex and esoteric ideology with signature zeal. And as your noggin is exercised your spirit is exorcised of any demon need to be all things to all people. This week is a lesson in becoming yourself.

Pisces

A long-pursued goal is within reach as Mercury goes direct and Mars trines Neptune. While you’re winning the proverbial day, don’t forget: this is just one step in a series of triumphs you will achieve. No resting on laurels—redouble efforts. and avoid any risky gambles. It’s best to employ restraint and to impose limits on indulging any cloying need for fortune. If a prize is meant to be yours, it will be had on noblest terms. An ardent admirer makes themself known, so heads up. Accept no placeholder people in your life.

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Haute Astrology

by Starsky + Cox

authors of SEXTROLOGY

week of January 17-23 2016

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 classics: Before being replaced by Zeus’ boytoy 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, Natalie Dormer, Jennifer Aniston, Elizabeth Banks, Christina Ricci, Carol Channing, Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres, Rosa Parks, Sara Gilbert, Yoko Ono, Molly Ringwald, Mia Farrow, Alice Walker, Germaine Greer, Vanessa Redgrave, Elizabeth Bishop, Toni Morrison, Caron 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
Your love life may become tricky with the Full Moon, Saturday. There seems to be more than one character in your drama. Beware of turning a would-be affair into a cozy slice of camaraderie, drained of all juice; and vice versa. With Venus square Jupiter strive to remain romantically aspirational, indulging some fantasies in the process. Be mindful not to project familial dynamics from your upbringing onto intimate bonds. A mate’s not your distant father or your overbearing mother. S/he’ s a minefield all her own. And so are you.

Taurus
Shared resources are lighting up as a result of Jupiter trine the Sun and Mercury. Your purse is poised to be filled by patrons, while you are also in a position to invest in others’ projects, despite any prospect of payoffs. Signs say to do your homework—don’t take on face value what others are peddling your way. Focus on collaboration, not always your strong suit— you may be put in charge of those who once bossed you around. It’s an emotionally twisty time, but you’re up to the challenge, and will exceed expectations.

Gemini
With Mercury conjunct Pluto you might consider the paradoxes of the road less taken versus the path of least resistance. Untrodden territory mightn’t entail a dreadful journey, while a well worn trail can easily be pitted with people’s negative experiences, wearing on, and tearing at, your singular objectives. You understand the fact we’re recommending the former track, right? Venus opposed the Moon, on Thursday, brings an emotional breakthrough. It’s time to commit to pursuits and practices that impart pure lasting joy.

Cancer
Life is full of choices needing making in regard to a change in career, address, social circles or causes to take up. The Full Moon, Saturday, will bid you try on as many new scenarios as you can, without necessarily committing to any. So-called shake-ups in routine offer exciting insight into a sustainable new lifestyle. So, don’t fight set-backs; embrace and move through them, as they lead you to a new happy place. If you get lost in complaint, you won’t see the magic for all the manure. Expect a loving declaration.

Leo
There’s no need to explain to fair-weather friends why it is you’re moving on. They may label this social climbing. We call it ascension. Sun trine Jupiter imparts devil-may-care license to reach out and touch whomever you like, providing entrée to any enclave you crave. Accept a leadership role on a committee or for an event, especially if it promises empowerment through knowledge. Passing on, or shirking, duties can see your reputation suffer. The Full Moon, Saturday, will align your mood with your vivid imagination.

Virgo
You feel things, deeply; sensing events, before they happen, with near animal instinct—all a result of Mars trining Neptune and Saturday’s Full Moon. If you’re in the biz of gauging trends, or wishing to sell high what you suspect will soon dip in value, trust your gut. You’re itching for experience, and a partnership may be holding you back. In love, you feel a disconnect between liberated notions and an urge to cling. The aim now is to get your radical consciousness and conservative conscience to work more in concert.

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Libra
There may be a tendency to spin your wheels, as your ruler Venus squares Jupiter. You can all too easily indulge in self-created drama, playing stressed out and put upon. Try to see this as a subconscious plot to maintain the status quo. You may fear change and time passing and certain grim reaping. But you may also be holding others hostage, thwarting their growth along with your own, in projecting your fears onto them. There’s no real crisis happening; you simply have challenges to meet with a dignified dispassion.

Scorpio
This week finds you probing situations for hidden agendas and provisos. You sense there is opportunity, albeit cloaked in invisibility. Know-how is power, and you need full intel to make all the right moves. With the Full Moon, Saturday, it’ll be time, too, to turn your investigative gaze inward, getting a handle on your own over-reactionary impulses. Ever wonder why so-called friends and loved ones press your buttons? Because they can. But you’re nobody’s emo-puppet. Mercury trine Jupiter magnifies a healthful self-servingness.

Sagittarius
The Full Moon, Saturday, will remove last vestiges of doubt in making exits, allowing you to focus more on the excitement of embarking on new adventures. Still you can get a bit nervy, if not compulsive. If-then thinking is one trap to sidestep. You find comfort and, yes, joy in accepting the way things are, instead of relegating happiness to a future dependent on there being ducks in a row. And avoid quacky self-helpers. Your mind may play tricks, but your emotions never lie. Saturn trine Uranus says be less hard on yourself.

Capricorn
The combo of Mars trining Neptune and Saturday’s Full Moon may augment your libido to outsized proportions; while also, more sublimely, rebooting your genius psyche. Deep-seated issues no longer weigh on you. Free to dive into the primordial soup; you can face truths you feared would one day undo you. You unearth memories and stories that are ripe for expression; and as you delve more internally, you glide more gracefully on the surface. So, to recap: Deeper connection with self; detached interactions with others.

Aquarius
You express creativity in a unique fashion: You could elevate string or macaroni art to Louvre level. Mercury conjunct Pluto sees you raise high that which is deemed low, discarded, or on the fringes—making the ordinary extraordinary by simple virtue of framing it as such. Does this mean so-called banal existence can be beatific? You bet your sweet bippy it does. Confidence is confiding in yourself. And for the record: Life is magic and you can work it. Saturn unaspected says to discipline yourself to have fun.

Pisces
Leading to Saturday’s Full Moon you must stop, drop and roll with the punches. Tough-love lessons abound; for one, those whose affections you took for granted may invest it elsewhere. This is what you wanted, no? A seeming lack of interest in your business wares can bruise your ego. Appreciate what compliments are on offer. Let people break out of assigned roles. Take up challenges and embrace change to avoid petrification. As Mars trines Neptune, let others’ successes inspire you, not wake the green-eyed monster.

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by Starsky + Cox
week of January 10-16 2016

Sextrology, the e-version: The cosmic gift that keeps on giving...

Sextrology, the e-version: The cosmic gift that keeps on giving…

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Eartha Kitt.

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, we aren’t subject to any 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, Joanna Newsom, Marianne Faithfull, Mary J. Blige, Patti Smith, Pat Benatar, Annie Lennox, Marlene Dietrich, Faye Dunaway, Ethel Merman, Imelda Staunton, Gypsy Rose Lee, Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Shirley Bassey, Nigella Lawson, Zooey Deschanel, Tippi Hendren, Dina Merrill, Sienna Miller, Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White, Maureen Dowd, Simone de Beauvoir, Ava Gardner, Sissy Spacek, Anna May Wong, Betsy Ross and Grandma Moses.

Aries

Though you feel prosperous, we caution against consumerist splurges. With the New Moon and Venus conjunct Saturn, you better tap into creative abundance, keeping material waste in check. Setting budgetary limits, you create a financial and an energetic reservoir that enables you to finish that novel, opus, masterpiece, theorem or whatever you’re artistically hatching. All being paradox, with every show of restraint, you expand ever more in reaching loftiest goals. Mars trine Neptune reality checks your delusions.

Taurus

With the New Moon and Mars squaring Mercury you’ll notice how physical ailments vary according to your emotional state. It’s a challenge to still your mind and avoid situations and people that rattle your cage. But you must put well-being first, if not be a vigilante for the greatest love of all—yes, the self sort. Pushing your limits once assured your survival—no longer doing so now equals certain thrivation. When we say it’s play time, we don’t mean it frivolously. Let your inner child run free—it’s a week-long recess.

Gemini

Current trends may run counter to your unique vision; the challenge of the New Moon last eve, overnight: to cope with feeling your ideas are yesterday’s smashed potatoes. Go with it, seizing moments to fall under the radar to hatch new creative or intellectual plans. You’ve bemoaned you’ve no time to brainstorm; so take advantage, digging deeper into your singular aesthetic or ideology to come up with fresh projects, products or pearls of wisdom others will—ultimately—buy into. Mars trine Neptune gives dreams direction.

Cancer

The New Moon, overnight, has made you preggers with possibility, readying you to birth a brainchild or two. Keep pad, paper or voice-device handy for the next few days as misty visions, born from imagination, take form. Clear the decks for a prolific time, eschewing any energy zapping that comes from cutting loose, acting up or out, or sowing oats long since wild. Between pushing out a plethora of project ideas, rest, stretch, breathe, hydrate, and keep your red light off. Venus square Jupiter warns against all forms of indulgence.

Leo

Mundane routines and self-deprivation are replaced by rosy opportunity and increased abundance as Jupiter trines Sun and Mercury. Pencil in brainstorming sessions and fantasy dates with other mover-shakers, scratching bleak tasks and play dates from your Filofax. Venus conjunct Saturn resets relationships. It may seem to some you’re dumping them for a new social clime; while, really, you’re aligning with like-minds whose stellar trajectories parallel your own. The New Moon, overnight, was all about reinvention.

Virgo

Mercury and Jupiter’s continued retrogrades prescribe embracing traditional methods to give efforts a hands-on, if not a home-made feel. Alternatively, long-range goals of pet projects should be radically progressive. You may attend a string of annual shindigs; and socializing may feel mechanized. Allow this to urge you to invest in a new circle of should-be friends. A recent event that promised notoriety seems to’ve tanked, but hold that thought: You’ll be ready for your close-up once you’ve quit courting the limelight.

Libra

You’ve played the infamous wo/man behind the scenes; but, with the New Moon overnight, all eyes are on you. Elements of your life story fare well in a retelling. You may find gold in those true tales. Still, take poetic license, as transcendent truth lies in historical revision: A dash of fiction goes a long way to satisfy others’ hunger for humor derived from real experience. With Venus conjunct Saturn, square Jupiter, a rivalry can rear its head. But, it only signifies if you entertain it. Stay attuned and don’t get lost.

Scorpio

With the New Moon and the Sun conjunct Pluto, the slate is wiped clean of drama; and you can move on from strained situations. Just resist urges to mop the floor with people on your way out. And avoid sweeping resolutions—get facts and figures before making iron-clad decisions. Success stems from letting, not making, things happen. Any trouble derives from failing to do so. There is power in not reacting to others’ actions—but do take note of shady behavior. If you act as if sketchy antics are beneath you, they shall be.

Sagittarius

You avoid a punishment or probe for any misdeeds, as would-be challengers turn a blind eye to your questionable behavior. At least, for now. Jupiter square Venus, in the wake of the New Moon initiates a period of transparency, exposing the dark side of your dazzling Sadge mojo. Others see you’re not all sweetness and light; while those who’ve pegged you as a featherweight receive a major revelation. And you learn that you can’t blame others’ responses to your actions as the cause of problems—they are just the symptoms.

Capricorn

With last night’s New Moon, you now fire on all cylinders. You’ve the realization that life isn’t about getting by, or away, with things. It’s pinioned on making the next right decision—from what you eat to what you say to the next career path you take, all choices matter, literally. With Mars trine Neptune you become a vehicle for positive change. Your own internal transformation notwithstanding, transforming the environment around you for a common good, not your personal own, is a recipe for no little thing called sustainable joy.

Aquarius

The New Moon, overnight, has helped put the past behind you. And with the Sun conjunct Pluto, trining Jupiter, good riddance are words to live by: whether you’re selling, storing, scorching, or sidelining people, places and things that no longer serve. Surely, you are streamlining operations. Aesthetically, you embrace a utility that promises peace not impersonality. Though you do realize that nothing is personal—nor should it be—you forgo favors lest you re-learn life lessons on the theme of ties that bind.

Pisces

You find your voice with family and community concerns, communicating a collective agenda to the proverbial powers that be. Still, you’re trepidatious. Perhaps it’s ego-driven? Could it be that you’ve been looking for kudos for so-called selfless actions? Well Mars trine Neptune sees you shifting from hubris to humility, ironically garnering more praise the less you court it. And what’s that nagging feeling? Could it be you regret being a fair-weather friend to someone true blue? It’s never too late to be the best buddy you can be.

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Haute Astrology

by Starsky + Cox
week of January 3-9 2016

Just don’t call it a comeback: In many ways the trajectory of the Capricorn man can be a cautionary tale. Unlike his slow and steady sister, he tends to peak early then backslide, a literal 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 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 Eddie Redmayne, Jude Law, LL Cool Jay, Anthony Hopkins, Kit Harrington, Bradley Cooper, Ralph Fiennes, Ricky Martin, Jason Bateman, Jon Voight, Patrick Dempsey, Rod Stewart, Ted Danson, James Earl Jones, Muhammad 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 acts of his career as his stash of unpublished work rolls out into the public light this year.

Aries

As Mercury retrogrades Tuesday and Jupiter does so on Wednesday, all told, your commercial viability is given a boost, as you’re urged to merge with a community of like minds. Only, resist impulses to co-dependently cling. Invoke the law of attraction, for love or money. You can now clearly define goals that bring desired, not just any old people, places and perks, to you. It’s time to self-examine, taking a good, long look in the mirror. This is why we call it reflection. A friend in need appreciates your being on call.

Taurus

As Mercury and Jupiter retrograde, you embark on a new adventure. Venus and Saturn square Neptune, meanwhile, providing you freedom in letting go, coaxing you out of the bondage of so-called safety and security. Big plans stealthily manifest as you slowly detox from ancient fears. You can now embody the light side of said fears: active faith, which you inherently—do you need reminding?— possess. Looking on this bright side, you now pick up clues to living life as you like it: As a present-minded scavenger hunt.

Gemini

As Mercury retrogrades, by Tuesday, you cultivate new bonds—every situation you touch turns to gold if not platinum. Innovative ideas plus a surpassing optimism add up to making bank as well as strong social contributions. Jupiter retrograde, Thursday, provides social grace and professional poise, allowing you a light touch in dealings. You beat bouts of the blues by doing good deeds, caring less about impressing others and more about impressing upon them an imperative for increasingly conscious behavior.

Cancer

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

Leo

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

Virgo

As Mercury retrogrades, Tuesday, life becomes sweet. Physical activities abound with wee planet Mercury square Mars. Your default thinking is more sanguine, your mood less jaded and your moves more vividly adventurous. Artistic passions and pastimes beckon—indulging them allows your mind to wander and alight on making larger goals more niche. Dull routines rhythmically morph into rituals that empower and consecrate your experience, just as super bad habits and bonds are finally toe-tagged for extinction.

Libra

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

Scorpio

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

Sagittarius

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

Capricorn

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

Aquarius

You experience some epiphanies as Mercury and Jupiter retrograde this week, like: Prizing certain people over others can contribute to career paralysis or a social stalemate. The upshot is that: Any illusions about sham personalities you’ve plopped onto pedestals now shatter; and you connect the dots from your undue praise of such folk to the drain it’s had on your mojo. So don’t give shady peeps or their shenanigans any further thought; by keeping your own counsel now, you’ll regain any and all power and energy lost on them.

Pisces

Even in advance of Mercury retrograde, Tuesday, life can feel like a sustained spate of synchronicity. So-called strange phenomena isn’t so bizarre, really. Once you get used to it, you’ll see it as symptomatic of living a certain Truth: That just being alive is a miracle in itself. In this state of mind cum grace, “mere” existence takes on the quality of playing out according to your needs—not to be confused with your wants. And, to fully harness the great lotus of life unfolding, dedicate your actions to the merit of all sentient beings.

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Haute Astrology

 

by STARSKY + COX

week of December 27-January 2 2016

Stellla-Quinn-1It’s from the grand mother goddess Rhea Cronus that we derive the word crone, the wise woman, the goddess in her wizened third aspect. Rhea is the Titan mother of the Olympian gods who saved her son Zeus from being gobbled to death by her husband, Cronus (Saturn), taking goat form as Amalthea to feed him from her horns o’ plenty. She also bequeathed her estate of orgiastic rites, leopards and wild retinue to her grandson Dionysus, Zeus heir apparent. 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 tract. 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 subscriber to 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, Tracy Ullman, Nichelle Nichols and, born today (Sunday), the same day as Dietrich, no big stretch there: Stella Starsky.

Aries

You are schooled in the art of discernment, as Mercury squares Mars. It comes in handy, now, with more than your fair share of busy work, social opportunities and loving responsibility on your plate. Employ the power of No, declining offers without utterly closing doors. Others may revere you as a mentor or guru, but beware of groupies looking for free ride on your groovy train. Only welcome aboard those who already contribute to your good fortune. With Venus conjunct Saturn it feels good to give back.

Taurus

It’s already a challenge to tell others where to get off; and as Venus conjuncts Saturn you’re not so diplomatic setting boundaries. Yet, a blatant, even brusque, honesty is called for. Woe to those who mistake your jovial kindness for weakness. When it comes to emotional muscle, you’re hulking, and can be set off. Put anything non priority on the back burner and devote to passions. It may not feel you’re at an artistic milestone, but you are paving way for a creative future. Saturn trine Uranus lends teeth to progressive aims.

Gemini

If you’re spooked or feeling overly superstitious, remember the only bogeyman is ill preparation. Vanquish dread by knowing your shizz down cold. Don’t lament any loose ends in your wake—double-back and tie up the crucial ones. Mercury entering Aquarius triggers unexpected realizations: Has over-self-concern had an alienating effect? Others try to get closer; challenging you to let down defenses and to confront lingering intimacy issues. Voice any unrest, as Mercury squares Mars, lest you seethe and ultimately lash out.

Cancer

Your words have wings now—they’re just flapping more slowly—still, whatever you say lingers in the air. Refrain from dropping verbal bombs or fueling gossip. If you do speak out of turn, a contrite admission exonerates you. Miscommunications, still, are easy to perpetrate; so hold your tongue. To utter is human, to zip it, divine. Heads up as a Grand Trine of Moon, Saturn and Uranus makes a fiscal opportunity riskier than it seems. Don’t be a soft touch for those seeking financial assists—you’ve definitely given at the office.

Leo

As the Sun slides into conjunct with Pluto you are gearing up for a major transformation. Heed true callings now for higher knowledge; sniffing around degree programs or other means of mastery. A little light research doesn’t preclude getting other shows on the road, showcasing your talents and wares on an increasingly wider scale. You inner-journey more profoundly now than ever. If others call you asocial, you’re doing something right. Spend time reacquainting with yourself, listening to your body and stilling your mind.

Virgo

You feel edgy putting future plans into works, due to Mercury now squaring Mars. This mash-up can tangle and mangle plans. Seasoned bonds factor heavily as you call in favors; and you notice how much you’ve changed as you reconnect with old cronies. Resist falling back into tired, old behavior, which would bely the calm you’ve cultivated this past year. Those tempting you with delights designed to derail you only test your progress. You’ve the grit to sacrifice fleeting pleasure for long-range joy and success.

Libra

With Venus trining Neptune, you can be vague if not dissolute. You may claim you’re you’re chill and others are uptight, but you may be in denial, experiencing a disconnect between thoughts and emotions. This week is about matching your will with your want, your imagination with actions, behavior with beliefs. Let any resistance you encounter reinforce your resolve to achieve singular goals. In sticking to principles, you receive cosmic assists in the form of new allies. Comparing yourself with others is auto-abuse.

Scorpio

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

Sagittarius

Prepare for sensory overload—memories engulf you by day and nightly reveries are ultra vibrant, if not jarring. Neptune trine Venus offers clues to psychological conundrums as well as some vivid artistic inspiration. This also amps self-esteem and the status others afford you, which, you find, may be one and the same. Contempt for others’ successes is so much sour grapes. Turn intimidation to inspiration. Appreciating others as living examples elevates your vibe, attracting real, divine succor to help speed trips you’re on.

Capricorn

With Uranus trine Saturn, teaming up with Venus, you’re set make fast deals, snap decisions, and take quick trips: Good timing as some bonds have become too close for comfort. Indeed, your love life may take a serious turn, either deepening relations or earmarking them for elimination. Anxiety over budgets or contracts is a distraction. Stay firm in negotiations. Make it crystal clear you’re a warrior, not a worrier. So-called rejections won’t derail truest desires—they only redirect you away from any faulty ones.

Aquarius

Venus in Sagittarius, trining Neptune guides you toward a truer tribe of likeminds. So fret not if you feel a certain disconnect from existing social circles. You are being extricated and saved from more emotional pain. You’re provided emotional detachment to understand that nothing is personal. Though career stakes may be high, with a plethora of projects in the pipeline, it’s crucial to plan a getaway if not an ultimate escape. The real support you seek is within; and a wee distance from others helps foster self-reliance.

Pisces

Now is time to decide which campaigns to launch, and in what order to do so. You delude yourself by thinking you can achieve a multitude of goals simultaneously. Venus trine Neptune shows how a sweeping revolution can be made into a three-year plan. Priority one is health and mental well-being. The second is giving yourself requisite props, and some trusty assistance, to succeed. An impulse move may be imminent; or you make a sudden switcheroo, dismantling projects in works. Let your gut be your guide.

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Haute Astrology

by Starsky + Cox
week of December 13-19 2015

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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 instigate 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 here it for the wise and witty wonders of the zodiac: Mark Twain (an invented name speaks to that point of connection!) James Thurber, Charles Schulz, Woody Allen, Billy Connolly, Richard Pryor, Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, 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, Gary Shandling and Bill Hicks.

Aries

This can be a spiritually energizing time. The Sun T-square Jupiter and healing Chiron puts most plans on hold, while Mercury transiting Pluto loosens self-imposed rules, so that you might embody more ease and vitality. Ironically, in ditching your eternal to-do lists, you get more done. You are increasingly generous with yourself, too, as inhibitions release. Those who underestimated you find a fierce competitor and a more fervent friend. Let the melodramas of the past become strictly anecdotal. It’s time for new stories to tell.

Taurus

You’re being called to embody higher purpose as Saturn squares Neptune. You’ve just got to laugh, if through tears, at the ridiculousness of some people lost in petty gripes. By contrast, you’re suffused with optimism and inspiration. You needn’t lower expectations of others; instead, hold out for those who’ll meet them. With Mercury transiting Pluto, you make sweeping changes that take some off guard. Those who balk are likely stalled in their own progress. Those who applaud comprise a newly improved inner social circle.

Gemini

With Mercury transiting Pluto, some cracks in your façade may have appeared. But as a smoky French Canadian once said: “that’s where the light gets in.” Crumbling appearances urge you to search your soul for deeper destiny callings. Not that you get a full handle on them straight away; but you do cop a feel for that which may serve you at a career or creative crossroads. As good as life looks on paper, it can feel more hollow, now than usual. And you, more vulnerable. All this to better align your behaviors with your beliefs.

Cancer

The Sun T-squaring Jupiter and Chiron is bent on teaching you something about abundance: Even if you’re made of money, you benefit from limiting consumerism. Now is about perceiving the innate bounty of nature and the universe. Despite peer pressure to splurge, or save financial face, it’s best to forgo unduly doling out dosh. For this, you’re rewarded with perks on which you can’t place a price tag. Mercury transiting Pluto helps turn a casual pastime into a burning passion, illuminating a creative path.

Leo

With the Sun trine Uranus, square Mercury, you wax radical, realizing that, in regard to personal freedom, there’s no such thing as half measures. Still, some may caution you against being too liberally minded—as if that’s possible. Censure should only inspire you to seek out new company, vistas and virtual Valhallas. You have big fish to fry and must perish all puny thoughts. The hardest part about getting what you want is letting yourself have it. As Mercury transits Pluto don’t allow caretaking others to thwart the self kind.

Virgo

Some energetic thinking is inspired by Mercury square Uranus. You don’t have to be the best fill in the blank in the world—you need only aspire. Though you may’ve defined yourself by a certain label, others highly esteeming you as such, you are admittedly undergoing a transformation. So instead of looking for stroking for what you’ve already done, strike out in a fresh direction. If offered a lead or breakout role, don’t take it on pride alone. Accept it, and all you do, in a spirit of devotion to being an agent for good.

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Libra

You’re given a choice between endeavors that may or may not serve you. An opportunity with no immediate financial payoff could outweigh a lucrative one. So says the Sun T-square Jupiter and Chiron. Following your bliss can ultimately lead to a pot of coin. You may want to refresh stale situations, but don’t beat a dead-horse delusion. Avoid inventorying others’ deeds or citing them for dysfunction. This may be a projection of your own erratic behavior. The message of Mercury transiting Pluto? You don’t wear false humility well.

Scorpio

You’re suffused with great expectations, by nature, but with Mercury transiting Pluto others may disappoint (even) more than usual. Adopting a me-first attitude clears a path through competing obligations. You are no good to anyone unless your own needs are met first. Singular leaps of faith will meet with stellar cosmic assists. Now is the time to throw caution to the wind and grab at all the shiny brass rings that catch your twinkling eye. A new romantic prospect may surface—not the best news for an existing devotee.

Sagittarius

With Venus trine Neptune, square Saturn, you must soften stances to save yourself grief and to allow room for some divine intervention. Being a nimble negotiator is a must to make deals or contracts work as words and deeds can be misconstrued, now. Proofread memos for tone and don’t send mixed messages, intentional or not. Either give in to the social rollercoaster or get off it. Plans change with the wind. Embrace serendipity, fresh faces and accidental tourism. Don’t tinker with existing bonds, but foster untainted ones.

Capricorn

Tie bows on long-suffering labors of love. Mercury transiting Pluto sees you info-gathering for new interests with an anxious zeal. You’ve the specious notion that windfalls are falling through—they’re not. Prosperity is multi-form, says the Sun T-squaring Jupiter and Chiron. Resist urges to pester those who’ve pledged support. Excess worry makes you seem mistrustful. Don’t play savior to others either—that would be projection—focus on your own thrivation. Garner interest in passion projects and enjoy all planning stages.

Aquarius

Though you typically don’t sweat the small stuff, Mercury, square Uranus, transiting Pluto finds you micromanaging and becoming mired in minutiae. You must know that perfectionism is a delay tactic, and over-attention to detail is fear trying to look busy. Your so-called second-rate results are better than most’s firsts. Meet deadlines and tweak later. Save creative juices for projects that matter more personally than those stacking up now. In love, don’t pick at emotional sores. It gives the impression you’re seeking an out…?

Pisces

The Sun T-square Jupiter and healing Chiron sets the tone for a more expansive you. You now perfect the fine art of delegating, providing increased purpose and votes of confidence to others. Fellow mover-shakers dig your cool Piscean remove in dealing with tough customers. In intimate bonds, detaching with love is doing your bit for the war against codependence. You gain necessary stamina to see lofty aims through to fruition, adding speed to signature accuracy in scoring success. Momentum is a salve for the blues.

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Haute Astrology

 

by STARSKY + COX

week of December 6-12 2015

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daryl-hannah-as-elle-driver-in-kill-billWe’ve opined on of 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 maiden form she is Hebe, and in her crone aspect, the anagrammatical Rhea.) She is a most emphatic deity, if not always an empathetic one, the exhibitionist peacock being her totem animal. Her symbol is an asterisk on crossed stick, denoting her signature radiance. The ride of Lady Godiva—goddess-diva—is a display of her über nature. As in the medieval tale 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 sizzling 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 woman 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, often audacious and wary, 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, 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, , Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Mayim Bialik, Sinead O’Connor, Vanessa Paradis, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj. Pow!

Aries

The Moon and Venus trine Neptune makes you ultra aware of any self-imposed limits. It also outlines steps that need taking to break through stumbling blocks in love and work bonds. To boot, Sun and Mercury square Jupiter helps you let go lightly of fair-weather friends and situations that no longer serve. Even the tiniest moves toward truly desired goals are rewarded. So declare intentions boldly then act on them—there is nothing and nobody out of your league. There are no leagues; and there’s no game if you don’t play it.

Taurus

You are now able to balance self-restraint with pleasure-seeking, achieving equipoise by realizing that: discipline isn’t an abstract authority figure to rebel against but a partner in crime; while hedonism, which has long since promised to make you hip, will more likely see you breaking one. The Sun square Neptune illumines how excess sweet life causes decay. Head that off at the pass, even erasing ill effects, by going deeper into stillness and embracing some asceticism to counteract Friday’s New Moon, revving up your social life.

Gemini

As Venus trines Neptune, focus shifts from function to design, making your vision that much more fanciful. Any monkish ways that served you in the past now smack of self-denial. Love bonds beg for attention with a new variation on an old theme: Weighing sole ambition against investing time slash energy in significant others. Be flexible in commercial dealings. High principles and an ability to compromise are not mutually exclusive. Friday’s New Moon helps you find closure and exhibit grace in letting go.

Cancer

Stick close to routines in the face of extraordinary (and distracting) people, places or things entering your experience. Moon and Venus trine Neptune says to fully embrace your ideal self as you face off with unlikely folks and some phonies. See how much more you you can be in groups and social settings. Take the lead and play host if given the opportunity. Narrow fields of interest and close ranks. Don’t seek new favor but do right by trusted devotees. Friday’s New Moon amps physical vitality and you know what that means.

Leo

Life may seem so riddled with a surplus of contingencies and and if-then equations that it drives you running for your happy place. With Sun and Mercury square Jupiter, such an instinct to stay under the radar, out of drama’s way, is a good one. Venus trine Neptune, meanwhile, sees you wax romantic and idealistic, unleashing a backlog of dreamy goals you’ve been sitting on. Loved ones amaze at your revisiting old projects and friends or flames. Deals tagged d.o.a. spring to life; and big breaks you thought you blew circle back.

Virgo

All too at home in the eye of a social storm, you now ease toward the periphery of the swirl. Mercury in Capricorn provides renewed relaxation in group settings with nary a need for an artificial, ahem, form of escape. Those you’ve kept at arms-length are given access to a more embraceable you; and the New Moon, Friday, makes relationships more enchanted though perhaps, paradoxically, delusional. Let down your emotional guard, but keep psychic shields up. Does your so-called chillability possibly stem from past neglect?

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Libra

Take inventory of your intentions, now, Libra, ensuring they are 100% noble. With the Moon and Venus trine Neptune you acquire new expertise with a vengeance; but mind you don’t do anything out of revenge; and don’t claim proficiency in too many areas out of a need for praise. Let yourself be driven deeper into areas of interest with the singular goal of solo achievement. It’s way better to be the wide-eyed pupil searching for answers than to think you have them all. Friday’s New Moon makes you overly prone to exaggeration.

Scorpio

As the Sun trines Uranus, your senses work overtime, and you long for luxuries and to splurge on urges. But Saturn and Sun square Neptune challenge you to find pleasure, too, in forgoing such indulgences. You’re increasingly driven by erotic charges that power creativity as well as libido. Ever more the culture vulture, you scope out exotic artsy and social experiences. You bond more closely with those who share your alternately lavish and frugal spirit. With Friday’s New Moon, those who label you flakey can find the door.

Sagittarius

You project an inside-out confidence, aligned with comely, new aspirations, courtesy of Neptune trining Venus and the Moon, New, on Friday. Nobody even notices your quiet rage against the seemingly cool exterior you maintain until you’ve transcended frayed emotions, taking slings and arrows in stride. Would-be detractors find you unflappable. And big-wigs seeking a super-mensch or -maven to run a new operation eyeball you with good intent. The trick is to err on the side of humility without ever selling yourself short.

Capricorn

Things fall apart, and good thing. For starters, it’s high time to deconstruct your artistic process and let some seams show in your personal or professional life. Mercury entering Capricorn helps you find beauty in progress, not perfection. As you go through changes, speak to them—testify to outmoded paradigms. Accept situations you cannot change, and move through or move on. Outgrowing is still growth! Loyalty to loved ones shouldn’t entail forgoing opportunities that are knocking. Friday’s New Moon provides backbone.

Aquarius

Time is on your side now, allowing you sweetest respite to explore your subconscious nooks and crannies for the combined benefit of increased self-awareness and creative stimulus. Pluto T-squaring Mars and Uranus bodes well for internally rooting around for unique observations that also have universal resonance, offering emotional release to you, and perhaps even comic relief to others. Friday’s New Moon helps you court any number of muses, but it can bemuse you when it comes to those schmoozing you for connections.

Pisces

Venus and the Moon trine Neptune, at week’s start, provides cosmic license to be proactive and ultra productive, but not to the exclusion of pleasure. Though it may’ve worked in the past, letting others chase you won’t fly now, personally or professionally. Opportunities for love and money go to the most determined, not to the most coy or come-hither. Friday’s New Moon is about clarity—toying with other’s affections, even in the vaguest of bonds, backfires. Seek the divine in others; and let them do likewise.

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by Starsky + Cox

week of November 22-28 2015

Welcome to Sagittarius! Ruled by planet Jupiter, named for supreme ruler of the gods (Greek: Zeus), it follows that Sagittarius women draw on the archetype of Jupiter’s female counterpart, Juno (Greek: Hera), the undisputed queen of heaven and goddess of women and of power—as ever the twain shall meet—akin, as it is, to knowledge, the major attribute of the ninth astrological house corresponding to the the ninth sign of Sagittarius. Don’t you just love the notion of power being personified in a female deity? Surely, it’s a power that has been a target of suppression. And yet, of all the female signs laboring under a patriarchal paradigm for centuries, Sagittarian women managed most to distinguish themselves, wielding force and influence on a global scale, in probably the only way historically afforded them: by way of publishing, another major attribute of the ninth astrological house—along with philosophy, belief systems, higher education and all means of mind expansion and genius. An otherwise isolated world of disenfranchised people, women especially, would never have experienced the brilliance—Juno’s power manifested as blinding radiance—of Jane Austen, George Eliot, Emily Dickinson, Louisa May Alcott, Willa Cather and others whose inheritors include Madeline L’Engle, Dawn Powell, Joan Didion, Rita Mae Brown, Sarah Silverman and, by extension, artist Marina Abramovic. Fittingly, the powerful Sagittarius female writer has often penned work along themes of the female estate, or the power of higher-mind consciousness, or both. Don’t get us started on Ellen Burstyn—have you read her autobiography Lessons In Becoming Myself? And let us not forget the authoress of I, Tina whose autobiography is hinged on her personal struggles against male oppression. Tina herself is a hinge pin of the Sagittarius archetype, being something of a showgirl and a showboat. For Sagittarius power isn’t just expressed in expository writing, it’s exhibited in an overt brand of talented expression that rarely shies away from over-exposure. And in that tradition we give you Betty Grable, Maria Callas, Bette Midler, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Nelly Furtado and, without so much as singing a note, Anna Nicole Smith.

Aries

With the Full Moon, by Wednesday, opposing Sun, Saturn and Mercury, you’re already in search of validation. This is an extinction burst of old behavior surfacing so you can eradicate it once and for all. Don’t unduly lean on loved ones nor lay blame on them. You build emotional muscle by eschewing overly sophisticated enclaves and embracing your childlike nature and wholesome fun. Play nerf ball, jump in leaf piles, bob for apples or spin the bottle. Be frank with your agenda—don’t let others infer you’ve ulterior motives.

Taurus

You’re infinitely more organized and efficient than surrounding folk—they might work in a linear fashion, as you circle success—so trust that you’re outstripping others. However, you engender no good will by rubbing their noses in the fact. Wednesday’s Full Moon, which impacts myriad planets, brings clarity and the forgoing of a need to be right all the time. Perhaps you’ve outgrown a partnership paradigm; and it’s time to move to greener pastures where you’re free to make your own mistakes. Surely, personal liberation is at hand.

Gemini

The Full Moon, Wednesday, affecting many planets, hits home the fact: you haven’t daydreamed much lately. Once upon a time you did nothing but. It’s actually how you conjured realities you’re now living. So here we go again. Only, this time, your reveries focus on creative expression not the gaining of knowledge or power. Your new dreams are a means to an end: You see how increased artistry opens a doorway onto a more spiritual existence. Even the lovelorn among you may happen upon a tender soul mate.

Cancer

Fret not if self-styled genius notions seem to run counter to public opinion or demand. Nigh on Wednesday’s impactful Full Moon it’s key to remain true to your visions. If anything, expand them. Put notions further out there, beyond small minds, and expect them to catch like wildfire. You may feel unmoored but we promise you’re not. Creativity simply takes collagist form now. Trust instincts about people, places, and things and steer clear where your gut says so. A new project involving enlightened beings is green lighted.

Leo

Don’t deliberate. You might all too easily talk yourself out of the sorts of opportunities you kicked yourself for passing on in the past. With Wednesday’s Full Moon, opposing Saturn and Mercury, a redesign-for-living is at hand. The only requirement is to put so-called pipe dreams first and money concerns a distant fortieth. Now begins a happy process of dissolution in your life, so you can better, well, process and make peace with bidding good riddance to old rubbish, creating space for greater abundance that’s in store.

Virgo

Leading up to Wednesday’s Full Moon, you feel life coming full circle. You may return to old stomping grounds, revisit projects or, even, people ditched. There is a suggestion that one bond, in particular, that you nipped in the bud is yearning for rekindling. Though you’ll convince yourself that reconciliation is a result of others having changed, the truth is you have. Fess up: You once frosted out friends for fear they were souring on you. But you’re now eager to wipe the slate clean and accept simple gifts of friendship on offer.

Libra

In anticipation of the resonant Full Moon, Wednesday, you’re endowed with a sort of x-ray vision. You see through sycophants and scheisters disguised as sincere; and you rally the more myopic to stand up for their rights on the job, socially, or in their own intimate bonds. The Sun entering Sagittarius provides you a voice that is heard above a din of disinformation. It’s sufficient to use it to empower those close at hand; while a seed is planted that will grow into a wider platform for your wise, motivational words and ideals.

Scorpio

You’re already a whiz at exposing subversion and reading subtext, especially when it comes to financial workings. With Saturn and Mercury opposing the Full Moon, Wednesday, be meticulous in wording and interpreting communiqués. Get all deals in writing; and do detective work, researching any new figures in your career landscape. An air of mystery suffuses your experience and inspiration can come from exotic quarters. Dig deep into foreign realms of interest for creative direction. A secret admirer won’t be.

Sagittarius

It’s time to cultivate healthy detachment, leading to Wednesday’s complex Full Moon. Prioritize making new acquaintances over administering to samey bonds, some of which are too close for comfort. This may irk co-dependents. However, sincerely significant others provide room to spread your wings. Those who don’t are up for elimination. Extend olive branches where pangs tell you to, if only for your own peace of mind. Never mind if they get slapped down. The Sun in Sagittarius makes your daily grind groovier.

Capricorn

The Full Moon opposing the Sun, Saturn and Mercury, by Wednesday synergizes master plans with the many steps it takes to realize them. On the flipside, you may get lost in details. Prioritize to-dos on your list; and tackle them one tick at a time. Don’t multi-task. Stick to work schedules and wellness routines, but go at half speed and close shop earlier than usual. Eschew fatuous group gatherings. Rise and shine earlier, read, and do start or resume meditating. Saturn square Neptune signals a challenging, lucrative opportunity.

Aquarius

Focus on what’s working. As the Full Moon approaches, quit fighting any uphill battles and let yourself play on winning teams. Jumping sinking ships isn’t wrong or easy, while over-sentimentality is a professional pitfall you needn’t fall into. You brim with feeling; and those trying to muffle it don’t deserve your emotional investment. But they will miss it when it’s gone. The Sun in Sagittarius reveals those waiting in the wings to do right by your affection. Avoid interactions that trigger self-destruction. You know what we mean.

Pisces

Despite appearances, there’s no such thing as a dead end now. The waxing Full Moon, opposing Sun, Saturn and Mercury, all squaring Neptune, makes you a genius at compromise solutions—you possess surplus hutzpah to out-think and -maneuver others at the bargaining table. It’s key to pinpoint professional objectives, strengthening emotional resolve and sharpening navigational skills in negotiations. You now break through creative blocks. Surely, you’ll look back on this time as a milestone mark in your success.

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by Starsky + Cox
week of November 15-21 2015

According to Stella, the sexiest Scorpio alive: Dick Cavett

According to Stella, he’s the sexiest Scorpio alive: Dick Cavett

In our book Sextrology, the Scorpio Man chapter is titled The Stranger. Like his archetypal god Pluto, namesake of the planet ruler of the sign, Scorpio men choose not to live on some bright, shining Olympus as part of any pantheon of other joiners, but rather inhabit their own dominion—Pluto’s underworld symbolizes ones inner life and the realm of the subconscious. Scorpio man finds fatuous the world of appearances—rose-colored glasses aren’t endemic to his fashion sense. He is a born outsider, an anti-hero, and he delves the depths of experience that are typically hidden from view, whether they be taboo aspects of life or the murmurings of our own repressed psychology. Scorpio is deep. And he can be dark if only to bring the unknown and unexplored to light—just as those alternatively attempting to keep things light tend to cast a long shadow of repression. Scorpio man can get under our skin in an attempt to root out our secrets; he acts on subconscious instinct to cure what ails us as, the saying goes, for individuals or society as a whole: We are only as sick as said secrets. So bid enter the brooding, seemingly pessimistic, subversive miner for meaning and hearts of gold: Albert Camus, Pablo Picasso, Neil Young, Johnny Carson, Dick Cavett, Charles Bronson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Seth MacFarlane, Roberto Benigni, Richard Burton, Christopher Columbus, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Joachim Phoenix, Auguste Rodin, Bram Stoker, Dylan Thomas, Kurt Vonnegut, Jonathan Winters, Leon Trotsky, Gordon Ramsay, Lyle Lovett, John Keats, Neil Gaiman, Matt Drudge, Rodney Dangerfield, Claude Rains, Voltaire.

Aries

As Pluto squares an opposition of Venus and Uranus, the grooves in your brain deepen to channel pent-up creative passion into a smooth, active flow. Undertakings that have ef-all to do with status or financial gain, and everything to do with expressing a belief system, expanding your mind and nourishing your soul, must be prioritized. It’s a transformative week, leading to a major paradigm shift. You find others view you as their true north. Let them; but keep a cool remove. Others’ adoration can be addicting—and you’re in rehab.

Taurus

Clear mental space to hatch new, big ideas; and eliminate actual clutter from your midst. A minimal aesthetic is preferred, too, in packaging and proliferating ideas or products. Employ economy in speech and written elements. Design is a key component in your work, and the Muses smile on a spare sensibility. Simplicity, though, is not so easily achieved. The Sun, Mercury and Saturn, squaring Neptune, urges you to limit busy work and distractions; and to move nascent masterpieces to the front burner to get them cooking.

Gemini

As domestic issues come to the fore, you now take on the role of caretaker or decision-maker. But the center cannot hold: Co-dependents must walk alone—you can’t save them from themselves. So don’t play the resident agony aunt. Working in partnership might not pay off either. Indeed, the cosmos is ushering you toward a solo career challenge. As Mercury transits the Sun and enters Sagittarius, a paternal figure can now be a source of great inspiration; so turn some big daddy’s famous words-to-live-by into a living mantra.

Cancer

As Neptune goes direct, squaring the Sun, Saturn and Mercury, expect confusion and soap operatic scenes at the week’s start. This is your cue to cultivate calm. Fortunately, you’ll mainly be an innocent bystander to drama. And here’s another upside: True feelings are aired; and you gain a clearer view of others’ agendas. Love-wise, a casual fling may be flung and morph into something more committed. Those of you in long-term bonds may recapture some old magic. Say nothing in anger or during other moments of friction!

Leo

You will feel flush as dried-up revenue streams start trickling back in. You should also be in fuller possession of the skills it takes to turn luke-warm projects into hot prospects. Pluto T-squaring Venus and Uranus challenges you to take the high road (and get the upper hand) in negotiations. You’ve earned your steely attitude by staring down recent fears. And you put your sense of authority and mastery to the test, holding steady in the face of those who try to make you feel “less than.” The validation you seek is within.

Virgo

Facing life head on, you now let stark realities sink in; and you fess up to ways in which you’ve been a bad influence on others. You can strike desired balance in your bonds, between total nonchalance and clinging co-dependency. As Mercury transits the Sun, in stellium with Saturn, you’re surrounded by admirers who don’t expect much in return. But just when you’re on the brink of total self-absorption, you recall that relationships are two-way streets. And remember: your opinions aren’t facts, thus often better left unsaid.

Libra

You can now pull strings like a puppet master to further your own agenda and those of loyal associates. It’s great to have your sway—but don’t go too far out on a limb. Venus opposing Uranus, both squaring Pluto, can incite disinformation you find dicey to dissect. You only waste valuable time trying to pinpoint where conversations went awry. You gain more ground by cutting losses and keeping communication wide open. You might see that disappointment is a choice, so you needn’t give others the power to let you down.

Scorpio

Calculated risk-taking is cosmically rewarded now. Though you may work as part of a team, Neptune going direct, squaring the Sun, Mercury and Saturn, prescribes taking a break-out leadership role. Pushing others to their limits wins respect and admiration— you like those. You possess a charismatic charm over mates or dates, but score more points for not abusing it. If your heart isn’t into a bond, don’t introduce other body parts. Achieving loftiest goals calls for unorthodox approaches or, even, a sudden departure.

Sagittarius

If you find you’re feigning interest or phoning in creative endeavors, you should bow out instead. As Mercury enters Sagittarius, trining the Sun: any fakery will be obvious. If you’re truly into a project, your work will speak for itself. Posturing undermines truest sincerity and obscures the fact that you’re hard-working and, if not for you, certain ventures wouldn’t get off the ground. Seek not to prove how talented you are. Focus on believing it. Doing so will make you less hard on, more genuinely interested in, others.

Capricorn

As Saturn, the Sun and Mercury square Neptune, you must impose a ban on idle chatter. Make a list of all opportunities for growth that derive from constructive criticism and so-called setbacks. Don’t complain about them. Now is the moment to cultivate wisdom deeper than knowing which crackpot GOP candidate said what f’d-up thing. If the cosmos seems rough on you, it’s because it expects a great deal. You possess the superpower of cautious optimism, so meticulously plan your work and then work your glorious plan!

Aquarius

You’re cranking up the old creative machinery after a spate of logical, left-brain activity. Beans you’re wont to spill may be magical. Meaning that exposure of personal or societal secrets meets with respect and reward, courtesy of Uranus opposing Venus, both square Pluto. It also reveals that physical ailments may be emotionally based—symptoms disappear as you drop old baggage. Avoid projecting into the future, lest you miss next steps in your personal evolution. It’s no health kick you’re on; it’s a new eternal devotion.

Pisces

Don’t fault or punish yourself for so-called slips in what has become a strict routine. All your efforts are cumulative; so let the proverbial pieces fall into place and resist editing your dreams or tailoring them to fit others’ visions. Compromise is counter-productive. When you feel spread too thin, imagine a giant umbrella under which all the seemingly disparate things you do work in concert. Neptune going direct while it squares Mercury and Saturn, prescribes networking on a large scale, while limiting draining, petty interchange.

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