by Leona Moon
Aries (March 21 – April 19) Sick of the drama, Aries? Let the rest of your inner Shakespeare out—Venus turns direct on Sept. 6, which will leave you with less ‘accidentally texting your ex’ situations and more brownie points. It traveled retrograde the past few weeks through Leo, your house of passion and all things lusty, so try to swing that by your significant other if you’re still in the doghouse.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Restoration Hardware, who, Taurus? You were born with taste that even their Fall/Winter catalog can’t even begin to fathom. Remember that ambitious project you took on? Turning your basement into a full-functioning apartment? Well, it’s time to pick up the blueprints and make it happen on Sept. 2. If you stay idle on it too long, inspiration might not strike for a while.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20) What do you have planned for your three-day weekend, Gemini? I bet you’re thinking a whole lot of Lagunitas IPA, good friends and maybe a few video games and football. Unfortunately, think again. A male figure—father or older brother, most likely—is going to need to lend a hand, or muscle-y arm. So trade the six-pack for a pick ax.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22) You’ve had a case of the Mondays for a while now, Cancer. Let go and let live! You’re overdue for some fun in the workplace—we’re not talking throwing Twitter bro parties, but maybe a half-day on Friday and take your staff bowling—where there’s beer. You might learn a thing or two about some of your mysterious co-workers that could lead to your next innovative project.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) Prepare to chill, Leo. Mercury squares off with Pluto, leaving a slightly uncomfortable situation. If you’re trying to advocate for yourself at work, it’s not the best day to ask for a raise. You’re stubborn, so make sure that any fight you pick is worth sticking by—it’s not going to end pretty. If you can avoid confrontation altogether and take a vow of silence, that might be your best bet.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) Need some extra advice when it comes to your relationship, Virgo? If your significant other has been driving you borderline insane these past few months, we’ve got some good news for you. A little retreat might be just what you need to see one another in a new light. It doesn’t have to be a full-fledged couple’s retreat, but rent a hotel room in Calistoga for the weekend and a breakthrough is nigh—push through!
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) Getting pretty serious, Libra? It looks as if the stars will have you taking a huge leap with your beloved—potentially moving in with a significant other. Whatever the next milestone may be, it will be full of passion, joy and maybe a little confusion. Everything needs an adjustment period—especially with the way you sing in the shower.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Who’s that calling you on the phone, Scorpio? It’s your dream career from five years ago—you finally did it! The job you conjured up ages ago has finally found its way into your lap. You can’t believe it? Neither can some of your family after many years of you following your, at times, passionately stubborn self. Ride the wave of creativity and continue to flourish!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Download Skype ASAP, Sagittarius! Your next big gig has you working with a world leader, or someone across the world. This is no project for the faint of heart—you might be traveling to help children in Africa or build houses in Costa Rica. You’ve got reach with this one and you’re more than ready to make an impact. Bring your sass and wit along, as it will mix perfectly with your drive and creativity.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Tired of your current apartment, Capricorn? Chances are that you don’t see what you’re putting into it as worth it. That’s fine—and realizing the need to relocate and that you deserve better is the first step. The stars want you to wait until after Sept. 6, when Venus goes direct in Leo, before you start scouring Craigslist and RadPad. In the meantime, you can dust the baseboards and do little tasks to prepare.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) Times they are a-tryin’, Aquarius! If you’ve found yourself between a rock and a hard place, don’t panic. It happens to all of us—there are some things that even a cold beer or chilled glass of sauvignon blanc can’t solve. Your partner will be there for you to lean on, so don’t be scared. This isn’t going to be like that trust fall exercise from summer camp in the fourth grade.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) Did you step into the fighting ring at work, Pisces? Maybe you pushed someone’s buttons to see what he or she is made of? While, sure, that does build character, you’ve also got to think that you have to see this person 40 hours a week. Try to make amends by surprising him or her with coffee and a delicious pastry—may I recommend madeleines?