💜 October 2015
March 21-April 19
Just hold back a minute, Aries. Mercury will go direct on the 10th, making the first part if this month better for internal motion than external movement. This is a great time to clean out your closet, re-read your journals, and generally work on your relationship to yourself. Take the time you need to get right with yourself, mama. Everything doesn’t need to be buttoned up and perfect, but you’d be way happier if you could develop a better bridge between how you feel and what you’ve got to do. There’s no glamour in the shit you’re dealing with, but realness is worth forgoing sparkle for a minute. Lots of mundane stuff is demanding your attention; and if you don’t deal, you’re likely to find things get super annoying. So get your shit together! That means organize your time like the gurl boss you are. Don’t worry so much about the details because if you have the right plan in place, the small stuff will sort itself out. Even if you’re not getting recognition for your efforts that doesn’t mean that bitches aren’t watching to see how you deal with yourself. Shortcuts will lead you to annoying dead ends, babes, and you don’t want to have to backtrack through this rough terrain, trust me. When it comes to love, you’ve gotta acknowledge that you’ve been kinda odd lately, Aries. When you feel weird, you act weird too, and people don’t always know what to make of it. Take the time to be nice to others. If you’re a hooked-up hooker, let your bae know what you’re feeling, so they don’t take shit personally that’s not about them. If you’re single and trying to mingle, you may find that you’re heart’s not in it. Be true to yourself and patient; you won’t be missing out on anything if you’re busy off getting your shit together.
Power Ballad: Enter The Game – Marion Cotillard
April 20-May 20
You are lovely and wild and you. There’s no one else like you, and that’s totally awesome. You need to stop comparing yourself to people in order to see if what you’re doing is right. What works for others isn’t necessarily relevant to you; all you gotta figure out is what’s right for where you’re at in the here and now. This month that means laying your burdens down one at a time. You don’t need to get it all done right away, and you can’t know all the answers yet. Instead of defending yourself from your problems, try to start off by accepting them. You're at where you're at. Nothing can change the past no matter how much you want to go all Back To The Future on your life. All you can do is make new choices in the present to prepare for what comes next, so just do that! Don't get in your own way gurl; be a gentle and kind friend to yourself whenever you can. You have some things that need dealing with, and a creative approach is what’ll get them done on time. Your love life is super active this month, whether you’re single and wishing you weren’t, or you’re busy with dates and darlings doesn’t matter. What counts is how you handle it. Keep your long game in mind this October so that you don’t waste your time and energy on situations that feed your ego but leave your heart empty. This is your time to go for quality over surface-level connections because you’re likely to get returns on what you go for. Don’t sell yourself short out of fear and other limiting self-talk crap, Taurus.
Power Animal: 👑
Power Ballad: Sugar Crush – Joanna Gruesome
May 21-June 21
Truth is a funny thing; whether you ignore it, hide it, act on it, or treat it like it’s out to get you doesn’t make it any less real. Stop pretending that you don’t understand what’s going down and that you don’t know what’s up. Not wanting to grow or deal is hella different then not getting what’s going on. Slow down your thinking and call a truce with your fears, Twin Starlight. You are going in the same direction anyway, so there’s no point in dragging around a purse full of what-if’s with you. Make no mistake that no matter what you’re tripping over, it’s only your heart that needs attention. If you’re so cynical that you can’t even trust that things are going to improve, then it’s like you’re building a bad vibes wall between you and what you want. Instead, strive to be open. Shielding yourself from hardship is not protecting you, babe. Facing your feelings with bravery and addressing your needs with compassion is all you can do to take care of you. You’re on call to use equal parts assertion and diplomacy this month, and that’s a tall order but one you can totally fill. A lot of what you’re dealing with may fall into your blind spots because it’s related to old childhood crap that makes you feel ways that don’t necessarily match what you’ve become. What you do now matters, and how you do it does too. Even if you aren’t confident in the big picture, you can honor what you do know in the little things. The worst thing you could do now is nothing, so be brave as you shift gears in a deep way this month.
Power Animal: 🎡
Power Ballad: Vernaculo – Future Brown
June 22-July 22
There is a time for everything, even the crappy stuff, but that doesn’t mean any of it will stay around forever. The Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse on September 28th set some deep feels in motion that’ll get all riled up again around the 12th of October. Don’t fight it, Moon Mama. You feel whatever you do, and there’s no value in trying to deny or repress it ‘cause your shit always comes up anyways. If you spend your precious energy trying to avoid being overwhelmed, all you’ll succeed in doing is freaking yourself out more. Step up, BB. You're not here in this hard and beautiful life to evade it. Get your wants better lined up with your actions, even if that takes helluv restraint. You’ve been going too far in the direction of one or the other instead of looking for a healthy medium. Your relationships can be a powerful vehicle for transformation if you let them. Play fair because at the end of the day your virtue is your currency. If people can’t trust you, you’ll end up feeling lonely because you are alone. In your mad rush to be OK make sure you don’t alienate bitches that have your back. Too much self-defense is defensive, and too much ego stinks. The ego plays tricky games by telling you that you’re the worst just as soon as it tells you that you’re better than everyone else. Be weary of either notion, as they’ll both hold you back. If you’re gonna fail, do it in pursuit of a high-quality life, not trembling in a corner, boo. You’re too good for that.
Power Animal: ✋
Power Ballad: Hit The Quan – iHeart Memphis
July 23-Aug. 22
Nobody’s going to be able to do it for you, Leo. There is only one way it’s gonna get did, and that’s by you, for you, with the special Guest Star tonight being you. You need to check in with your value system and make sure that you’re making choices and acting in a way that reflects them. It’s one thing to hope for cool shit to fall into your lap, but it’s another to not know how to take care of yourself when it doesn’t. Hope is good and you need it, but there have got to be more tools in your clutch, lover. When shit gets real, as it often does, you need to trust in your perceptions enough to act on them. Checking and re-checking in with your bros can end up making you feel more confused than anything else if you’re doing it to avoid listening to your own gut instincts. The weird thing is that you’ve got great people in your life that love and support you and want to take care of you; it’s just that you need to prioritize having your own back, Leo. This is all about the deep emo transformation you’re in and not really about the situations that’re triggering them, so don’t get lost in the details. The good news is that your finances are set to flow this month. You may fall into money or just work extra and have a little more to enjoy. Either way, it’s not the worst time to buy yourself a little bit of happy. Don’t blow through all your scrilla, but it’s there to be enjoyed, so live a little why dontcha.
Power Ballad: Games – Alison Wonderland
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
Even if you’ve set everything up perfectly, that doesn’t mean you’ll feel comforted. There’s a big difference between your external security and your inner emo sense of safety. If you only focus on the outside stuff and ignore your feels, it won’t really change them, Virgo. The truth is that you don’t know where you’re going, and if you do, you’re unlikely to have confidence about how or when you’ll get there. While that’s for sure a bit sucky, it doesn’t have to be that bad. Embrace the fine art of boundaries, and this month you’ve gotta have them with yourself even more than with others. What you take on is about you, Applesauce, and it’s your job to make sure that you are all-in on your agreements, and if you’re not, to change them. The problem with trying to build your happiness on the back of the sanctuaries in your life is that if you built those safe places before you knew they’d make you happy, it might be that they aren’t the right shape to hold your joyfulness. Be brave enough to change what needs to be changed, lover, and kind enough to tell the people in your life what you’re going through, so they can help you out or get outta your way. In the realm of love, things are hecka wonky. Your compulsions and needs are running hot and heavy, but your ability to handle heaviness is on the wane. Don’t take on more than you can handle with bitches, even if you love them, Virgo. It’s far better to under-promise and over-deliver than to disappoint people. What you do counts, and now’s your time to grow your self-esteem to a place where that feels true.
Power Animal: 🍴
Power Ballad: Control – Janet Jackson
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
It’s not enough to have goals; you gotta have the willingness to follow through with them. It’s too easy for you to get all co-dependent, lover. Jumping ship by focusing on what other people are or aren’t doing instead of your own shit is way easier than looking at your own self. If you catch yourself doing that crap, know that you’re in a people-pleasing K-hole that doesn’t even make others happy. Commit to do you this month, but especially in the first half of it, bae. There’s major lunar action for you around the 12th , and you’ll be able to let some profound baggage go or just dig yourself in deeper to whatever you’ve been doing. You don’t have to wait for things to get shitastic before you fix them. In fact, it’s much easier to handle things before you feel so awful that you aren’t seeing clearly. Lay down honest foundations so that what you build for yourself and with others is sustainable. The fools around you are unlikely to be super dependable right now, but that’ll only be a problem if you’re leaning on them too hard. Be prepared for spontaneous changes in general this month by finding your center and balancing yourself from that place. It may be easier said than done, but it’s totally worth the effort. Your love life is weird. The Universe want you to love yourself, so she’s down to create the conditions that force the issue. Unfortunately, that can look like the loves in your life being distracted or love being generally scarce. Don’t sweat it! It’s for now and not forever, and there’s a bigger picture to it all. Choose to love yourself, especially when you need it most.
Power Animal: 🔨
Power Ballad: Disclosure – Hourglass ft. Lion Babe
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
The decisions you have to make aren’t what they seem to be, Scorpio. There’s the surface level of what you choose, and how you handle yourself with others, and then there’s the deeper motivations within you at play here, babe. You can fake it through whatever you want, but the underlying stuff isn’t going away just because you’re ignoring it. This is one of those times that you need to face what you're scared of. Go to the top of the highest building, and confront your fear of heights. Dare to believe in yourself even as you have a million voices in your head saying that shit won’t work out. Fake it till you make it, but just don’t stay fake. There are no shortcuts this month because you’re on call to live in accordance with your values, even if it’s a total pain in your arse. So what do you value? Make a list of all the most important things in life; is it health, happiness, friends, work? Then look at what you’re actually doing, and make sure that your choices reflect what you care most about. If you get caught up in bullshit ideas about what your life is supposed to be or how you’re supposed to feel, you’ll feel bad and not get where you want to go. The good news is that you’re bound to have a secret admirer this month, so look out ‘cause your babely superpower is set to slay. Don’t be so in your own way with love that you miss out on sweet sweet honey just ‘cause you don’t like the jar. Be open to people surprising you with good vibes and fun times, Scorpio.
Power Ballad: White’s Not My Color This Evening – Chery Glazerr
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
Peace isn’t the same thing as happiness, Sagittarius. It’s possible to have peace with the saddest of circumstances, or to be contented with the most stuck of situations. How you feel right now may be any number of things, but there’s a big difference between your reactions in the moment and your big picture feels. With Saturn securely in your neck of the woods for the next two and a half years (!!), you would be wise to try and understand the difference between the two. Strive to find a sense of purpose and balance in the face of your responses and your central self. Sometimes that may take you away from the most accessible happiness in favor of something more lasting and true. If you can stay guided by a larger sense of meaning, you won’t find yourself as easily thrown around by the rough stuff that life hands you. People are crazy, needy, and impossible to understand, and that’s why you love them, when you’re not hating on them that is. Accept the good, the bad, and the ugly of your dynamics this month so that you can handle them well. People, especially people you wanna get with, are likely to come into your life this month so that you learn something about yourself. Don’t get too attached to the way they seem to be in your relationships, though. It’s unclear if they’re here to stay, play, or if they’ll drop off the face of the earth at a moments notice. Maintain your equilibrium and you’ll be all-good, gurl. It’s how you do you that matters at the end of the day.
Power Ballad: Kickin' It Wit My Daddy - Ricky Weems
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and it’s totally true, even though it totally sucks. You’re for reals struggling to keep your head above water, and the only way to win is to stop fighting it, Capricorn. Being waterlogged isn’t the worst thing. Dive headlong into your feels even if it slows you down or weakens your confidence for a minute. You’re a sensitive one, but overcoming your emotions is not the same as understanding and transcending them, lover. You’re on call to stop bullying yourself and instead start showing yourself the compassion and care that you would give to others. You will change or be changed, and if you choose it, you’re more likely to dig what you end up with. This is a time of growth for you, but it looks a little sad too. You may be leaving old relationships, or just shifting your relationship to yourself, but either way it’s likely to be a bit scary. Ease your way on down the road with the simple act of kindness to yourself as you figure things out. Your career is on fire, but it’s not super stable. This is an excellent time to try new things and make new connections, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have a settled feeling about where you stand. Just be open to change, and let your instincts guide you from there. Don’t be scared of vulnerability; it’s a necessary part of creativity. Without it you can’t innovate because you’re too preoccupied with doing things “right” (ask Brene Brown; she’s got amazing stuff to say about this). You’ve gotta dare to be wrong in order to find something more right than you’ve ever experienced.
Power Ballad: Chinatown – Girlpool
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
How can you tell the difference between your feelings and your thoughts? It should be super simple to do, but can you do it, and do you even try? Most of us run around convincing ourselves of a story about what, how, and why, instead of actually sitting with our feels and nurturing ourselves based on what we need. It’s like trimming your hair with nail clippers. You can do it, but the way that shit grows out is not gonna make you happy. You don’t have to understand your emotions or be able to explain them to others in order to be entitled to have them, bae. Get your head outta the game and bring your heart in it. You’re ready. It’s like you’re at the beginning and the end at the same time and it feels hella crazy, but can be just as fertile as it is cray. You’ve come out of so much turmoil, some of it good, and some of it rough, so think of October leading up to the juicy full moon in Taurus on the 27th as your time to develop a more nuanced relationship to your feelings and the needs of your heart. If you get the chance to start something new that feels right, you should grab it, even if your head whispers all the things that could go wrong. The full moon will be your time to let go, so get as witchy as you can be and do whatever magic you need to to let go of everything you can. The trick with the loves in your life is that you don’t know what you want, and maybe even who you are right now. It’s hard to get what you want when you don’t know what it is. Stay open in your search, and it’ll all come together before long.
Power Ballad: Why Don’t You Cry – Willow Smith
Feb. 19-March 20
Fear and worry have the potential to undo you, Pisces. You are an emo person, and that is a healthy and wonderful thing; but you’ve gotta let it flow. when you try and hold back your emotions or channel them into whatever packaging you thing other people want you to put them in, you end up feeling cray as hell. Try the K.I.S.S. method (Keep It Simple Sweetheart). If you find yourself making things all complicated and layered in your thinking, work hard to distill it down to it’s essential basics. You have all the tools you need, the trouble is that you have lots of extra stuff too: people’s expectations, your fear of success, your fear of failure; you name it, you’ve got it cluttering up your mind. So breathe. Be kind to yourself. Carve out moments every day, even if they’re brief, when you catch up with yourself and remember to be your own friend. Keep it simple, sweetheart. You are on the path to having more power in your life, but you can’t take on more unless you make space for it. Your relationship house is full of awesome vibez, so make the most of it by figuring out what you want and need with your people, not what they want from you. Love and connection can transform your life if you let it, bb, so let the right ones in, even if that means you’ve gotta start saying no to the wrong ones. You’ve got this. Take heart, lover.
Power Animal: 💝