❤ December 2014
March 21-April 19
The holidays are upon us once again and there’s so much to do. If you want to avoid feeling overwhelmed and minimize relationships problems (both professional and personal), you’ve got to make sure you’re calm and ready to carry on, my friend. This month is totally the reason they invented scented candles; take baths, breathe deeply, and do whatever else you can to stay chill. Your attitude will direct how things go, but there’s a high risk that you’ll slip into some old, defensive behaviors. Remember that even if everyone’s out to get you (and that’s a big ‘if’), going in with your dukes up won’t do anything to minimize damage. Bring your hippiest vibe to the things that stress you out, and let other people be who they are (even if they suck) without getting dragged down by it. I can think of worse fates than having to dress all boho for your family functions as a secret reminder to make peace instead of war. Around the 6th is an excellent time to grease the wheel and put your best foot forward in any of your strained connections, so use that energy intentionally.
If love comes your way this month, it may feel hella real, but it will still be hard work. Take time letting things prove themselves to you, even if you want to rush in like a fool on fire. If you’re already hooked up, this month may find you having to bring you’re A-game. Especially after the 18th you’ll need to be careful what you say, and maybe more importantly, how you say it. Be honest and patient, my friend, because you can either strengthen your foundations or tear a big ugly hole in them. Choose the peaceful path whenever you can.
Power Animal: ✌
Power Ballad: Let it Be- THE BEATLES
April 20-May 20
There’s nothing like the holiday season to kick up your fears of being alone. Don’t get caught up in comparing yourself to others, Taurus, because it’s a loosing game. There’s always someone cuter than you who’s having more fun if you want to see it that way. Do your damndest to rock what you’ve got, love what you are, and enjoy the goodness in your life. Your self-esteem may be on a roller coaster this month and you need to just go with it; don’t worry that where you’re at is where you’re gonna stay. December will bring to light a lot of the unconscious attitudes you’ve had toward your self, so be careful that you aren’t sitting around obsessing on bad crap, ‘cause you just may be calling it in. Gratitude cuts through fear, so make it your medicine, Taurus.
With assertive Mars in your solar tenth house from the 5th onwards, you’ll be in the right position to make things happen at work. Align yourself with the people who have your back in pulling off your plans. It’s a great time to be making big strides in your long game, so while you might not see results now, you’re setting the foundations for serious future success. If your work life is rotten now, you need to question whether you’re on the right path at all. There’s a big difference between a learning curve and a dead end road, Taurus, so read the signs- even if you have to turn around and start over. It’s better to change course now then to wait for things to blow up on you. Luckily, this is a great month to make good on your fitness goals (or make new ones), and exercise will do double duty of bringing major stress release and promote your health and the bounce of your buns.
Power Animal: 💪
Power Ballad: Do My Thing- ESTELLE
May 21-June 21
The world is crazy and unpredictable and it looks like you and a lot of the folks you love have tons of shit going on this month. Yikes! The good news is that you’ve totally got this; the bad news is that you’re likely to be pretty terrified that you don’t. Write down a comprehensive list of your fears so when you start freaking out about them you can get systematic about how to proceed. Your power animal this month is a boot ‘cause gurl, now’s your time to kick some ass! Save the hand wringing for another sign, and another time. Follow through on your plans because they have you pointed in the right direction, Twin Star. On the 24th Saturn moves into Sagittarius, which is mixed news for you. The good and the bad news are kinda the same: it’s time to work and werq, gurl. Saturn will give you hardship, true, but the kind that is akin to putting together furniture or building an app; once you’re done with the grueling part you have something awesome to show for it that will enrich your life in the long run.
You’ll be happy to hear that this is an awesome month for love and play, even though there’s all this heavy stuff going on too. The Universe may bring you a new something sweet that has the potential for staying power. The trick here is to not get in your own way. Be open to people who aren’t your “type”, because really, the Universe knows best. If you’ve already got a date for the holidaze, make sure you don’t ignore them while you deal with everything else. If you take the time and energy to make your honey feel special, they will return the favor (wink wink).
Power Animal: 👢
Power Ballad: These Boots were made for walkin’ NANCY SINATRA
June 22-July 22
You’ve gotta have balls, my friend. Your ego is an essential part of who you are, and in order for it to be healthy it needs to have some breathing room. Thinking you’re the worst is just as bad as thinkin’ you’re the best, Moonchild. Give yourself free reign to own the parts of yourself that you love and leave off that idiotic unwritten girl-rule that we’re not supposed to boast and brag. Integrate what you know about yourself so that you can enjoy your best parts. The opportunities coming your way require that you know who and what you are, and are confident enough to trust your impulses. As the year comes to a close, so too should your affairs. Look around you this month and take every opportunity you can to close up shop, make a graceful exit, and finish what you’ve started. You’ve got the vibes to tuck this years’ events into bed and turn out the light, so do so while the energy is making her go down easy.
If you’re used to being fake in order to get attention or dates, this month may suck for you ‘cause of all the realness you’re emanating. But if you’re comfortable being yourself, this is a great time to put yourself out there, my friend. Think more about attracting love than looking for it; be open. If you’re already in a relationship, December can find you with an excess of riches in the love department, so enjoy the hell out of it! Turn your fierceness on and take the risk to stand out, Cancer. Invest in your sexiness because of how it makes you feel.
Power Animal: 👍
Power Ballad: Q.U.E.E.N.-JANELLE MONAE
July 23-Aug. 22
This year is almost a wrap, and there’s so much yet left to achieve! By the middle of the month your house of work and health will be overflowing with energy. If you don’t take your deadlines and responsibilities seriously they’ll follow you into the New Year like a bag of laundry, stinking up your life and limiting your options. So get ‘er done, Leo. Don’t put off following through with your word, even if you super-really don’t wanna do what you said you would. There will be consequences to your actions, even if you can’t see them now. Conversely, if you rise to the occasion and work hard, the seeds you plant this month will bloom for you by the summertime, and your reputation will too. The most likely trouble with all this work energy is that you don’t especially want to work that hard. Reconnect with your big-picture vision in the first half of the month to best motivate you to make smart choices, my friend. If you need a carrot to pull you through, set up small attainable goals and rewards every time you achieve one. By the end of this month you could have a whole new wardrobe and your to-do list achieved!
The thing about your love life is this- you are not supposed to manipulate it. All you can really control is your own actions, and the energy with which you approach your honey and your hopes. Look at what you’re doing and what you’re accepting from others; if you don’t like the stuff you’re consenting to then it’s on you to make different choices. Don’t expect others to change if you’re not pulling your own weight first. No matter how much potential you see, now is not the time to stick around waiting for others to show up. Do you, and let everyone else do themselves.
Power Ballad: Seasons- FUTURE ISLANDS
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
You’ve got to trust, Virgo. The problem with being a good storyteller is that you can spin your narrative to spotlight whatever slice of truth you want to believe. But if you’re in the market of believing in things, why not have faith in yourself? This month is a great time to shine some light on your assumptions. Look at your attitudes to make sure that they’re not self-defeating or just plain worrisome. What you think -- even the language that you use to talk to yourself -- shapes your feelings about yourself and the world around you, so be intentional about that self-talk. Your fears are valid, but they shouldn’t take up more space than your hopes. End 2014 off with a balanced approach to your desires instead of a neurotic one.
Lookout for major opportunities, endings (or the beginning of an end) on the 6th. If a relationship begins around then, it will likely shape a big part of your New Year, so make sure it’s a constructive one. There’s a lot of potential for love and fun times this month, but by the 24th Saturn enters your fifth house, putting you in a more serious frame of mind. Don’t be shy to ask for something different from your sweetie as your needs change (as they are likely to do). By the month’s end, you are going to be less in the mood for playing games that have no clear benefit to you, so you may need to fire bitches that aren’t sticking to their end of the bargain. Invest in love that improves your life, instead of the kind that takes you away from it.
Power Animal: 💭
Power Ballad: Water Fountain-TUNE YARDS
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
You can’t know everything, but in the exploration of your options, you can discover way more potential than you thought possible. Put on your adventurer’s goggles this month, Libra, so you’re open to seeing things in a whole new light. Figure out what’s most important to you, and it doesn’t matter if it’s family, success, or the everlasting pursuit of a solid run of good hair days; what matters is that you let your priorities shape your choices. Know yourself well enough to know what a good deal is for you and not just on paper. You need to garner meaning from your actions, so make sure the things you put most of your energy into are actually feeding you. The wisest investments offer higher gain than risk, so make sure you’re thinking things all the way through, my friend.
There’s a big push on communication this month, and it’s not just about what you say but how you say it. Don’t be so concerned with being “right”; think more about being authentic and effective. If you say what you feel compelled to get off your chest, you may feel better for about five minutes until the consequences roll in. Say what’s true of course, but be careful that you’re saying what you need folks to hear. There’s a big difference between talking to your shrink or your BFF about stuff versus to the person you need to have things hashed out with. Try to speak more effectively as opposed to just more, Libra. This applies in all areas of your life, but especially in your love life. Too much processing will backfire on you. I’m not saying you should hold your tongue (a fierce femme rarely should), but just be prepared to have to stand behind what you say.
Power Animal: 💌
Power Ballad: Blah Blah Blah- GIRLPOOL
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
It’s on you to change, Scorpio. Whether you need to be flexible as circumstances press on you, or you just want to improve your life, it’s gonna be hard work that’s totally worth it this December. Don’t let your frustrations mess with your head, especially after the 5th; the Stars want action from you and if you don’t choose to make shit happen, then shit will come for you. Understand that the problems that materialize this month are pointing you toward what you need to improve so that you can live vibrantly. They’re not punishing you for what’s wrong even if it feels that way. The more you think in terms of building an empire, the easier it’ll be to do what needs to get done and end the year right.
Watch out for romantic promises that give you a whole lotta nada this month. You know what you want so why settle for less? Don’t let your (or the people around you’s) fear of being alone inspire you to accept less than you deserve. That whole Sex in the City notion of there not being enough good men/women out there is total BS. If you work on being the person you want to be, you can totally find your match. Remember, you only need one special someone (unless you’re fancy, and then I say get as many as you can, gurl!). So be yourself. Dress how you like, do what you want to, and eat whatever you goddamn please. Your sign is fierce, so give yourself permission to be just that! Living for yourself doesn’t have to alienate others if you’re doing it authentically instead of defensively. Compromise only where it doesn’t compromise you, Scorpio.
Power Ballad: Lovin’ On An Older Gal –SONNY AND THE SUNSETS
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
Sometimes our biggest disappointments lead to our greatest successes. The world’s greatest creations are often the end result of many failures, and our greatest ideas often come from the shadow of our blind spots. The key is to be willing to learn, Sagittarius. If your ego is healthy, you don’t have to depend on every individual thing that you (do or don’t) accomplish to define your worth. Let the big picture of your achievements reflect the value of your efforts so that you can actually learn what your mistakes are here to teach you. This month is riddled with opportunities dressed as bummers, and I swear that’s a good thing. If you’re prepared to see the potential through struggle, you’ll emerge a winner, my friend. The Universe is giving you a crash course on how to manage your opportunities. Unfortunately, this may mean that as you close out 2014, you may also need to end a relationship or perhaps a dynamic, that isn’t working for you. If you steer clear of any blame games, you can do this with minimal drama, and you may even be able to salvage something better than what you had. So much of your choices will be simple to make (as opposed to easy), if you stay loyal to your core values. Honor them and your choices won’t be so hard to come to even if they’re emotionally complicated. The new Moon is always a fortuitous time to start something fresh, so take advantage of it on the 22nd. If you spend the month preparing your vision for it, you’ll start off a new cycle that is teaming with potential. Don’t hesitate doing what needs to be done today so you get to where you want to be tomorrow- even if you need to suck it up on the way there.
Power Animal: 🎿
Power Ballad: Water Drinkers- SPENCER OWEN
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
You’re on call to find ways of honoring the people that you love without being so affected by their crap. There may be some major developments with the people that you love this month, Capricorn. It’s not your job to take on their issues or to feel their feelings. Even if you love someone, you are not obliged to fix their problems, mend their fences, or carry their grudges for them. Half of your problems would be gone if you could just have healthier boundaries. Insulate yourself in a metaphorical warm winters coat; get an outer layer that feels true to your style and needs, but that also helps you keep the energies of the bitches you love out, so your own vibes (the good, bad, and ugly) can be toasty warm. Get grounded enough into your own self that you can have healthy limits with the people you care about most. This doesn’t have to cost you empathy; in fact, if you are being less impacted by others’ roller coasters, then you can be a better support when they come to you all dizzy. Caring doesn’t have to mean sharing everything, so back yourself up by only taking on what’s yours.
Watch out for meaningful developments at work around the 6th. Pay special attention to the nuances between yourself and others, especially if something happens then. You’re in a strong place, but you may have to be careful that you don’t come across as too strong; don’t alienate others by being an unreachable and self-sustaining island. If you include others in your process, they’ll feel a part of your successes, and that’s just good business for everyone.
Power Ballad: 7/11- BEYONCE
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
The Stars wants you to step up so you can move up. No matter how free you feel, there are still obligations you must keep in your sights, Water Bearer. Even though the holidaze are upon us, this is not the time to check out and let details fall by the wayside. Saturn is making it’s first peek into Sagittarius and that’s good news for you- it means that your load is about to lighten and the end is not far now. The trick is to not get lax the second the heat is off of you because it won’t be off ya for long. Between now and September 2015 you will get to dance with the devil, so make sure to cross your t’s and dot your I’s. This is the time to be living up to your potential IRL, and that means if it ain’t happening now, it doesn’t need your attention. There’ll be plenty of time to build new dreams, but you need to tend to the details of your old ones first.
Watch out for a blast from your love-past trying to wedge themself back into your heart or pants. If the reason why you kicked them out the first time is unchanged, it’s time to finally pull the plug. If things have truly changed, then it’s champagne for everyone! The trick is to let sleeping dogs lie even if temptation calls. While you’re being a smarty pants, bring your discretion to your holiday shopping this year and think in terms of meaning over flash. The holiday season is a time to show your loved ones how much you care, so listen to what people tell you they want. Let them know you notice them, even when you’re distracted by your whirlwind of a life.
Power Animal: 📝
Power Ballad: Eye Know- DE LA SOUL
Feb. 19-March 20
You’ve already changed; the most painful mistake you can make this month is to hold yourself back and not let others see it, or worse, fail to assimilate the hard work you’ve done on yourself out of fear. Whether you’re underestimating yourself or others, you’re so worried about what may or may never be that you run the risk of projecting your fears so fiercely that they become your reality. Give it up, boo. Stop trying to protect yourself from the pains associated with growth. Stop trying to show people you love them by not being different than them or outgrowing your old dynamics. It’s ok to be the cause of someone’s pain, just make sure you’re not acting from a malicious or vengeful place. Clean up your side of the road and accept that you don’t get to fix how others think, feel, or act, even when it would be hella convenient.
You may not be feeling in the sexiest frame of mind this holiday season and you shouldn’t push it. Just let your self be where you’re at, and know that the irony of it all is that when you truly give zero fucks, people can’t get enough of you. There’s juicy energy coming at you this month, so even though you may not be feeling it, the Universe wants you to know that you’re all that and then some. Bask in your own awesomeness and trust that you don’t have to do a thing about it. You don’t owe anyone anything, although it would be nice if you’d keep your promises ‘cause your word should be golden, just like your heart. But that’s it. So give yourself permission to be where you’re at, even when it’s imperfect.
Power Animal: 🎭
Power Ballad: Good Girl Freak Out- DOUBLE DUCHESS