💜 February 2016
Enjoy this month's 'scopes, written originally for Nasty Gal in honor of the Man From Mars.
March 21-April 19
How you take on or evade challenges is in a way more important than the circumstances themselves. Struggle can be a really defining thing, so even if it’s super unpleasant, it’s worth showing up for. Get your game plan in order, gurl, because if you wing it, you’ll feel great until you hit the first block; and then you’ll drop like a sack of dirt. Don’t regard things only in terms of success or failure either because they’re way more nuanced than that. The saddest breakup you ever go through may be totally worth it once you meet the person you’re actually supposed to be with. Missing out on an opportunity today may lead you directly to an even better thing tomorrow. The point is to embrace where you’re at and do the best work you can do within that space instead of trying to change your fortune. You’re likely to feel all kinds of intense this month, so channel those vibes into transformation. Love is a big theme this V-Day month, but it’s kinda complicated. Instead of making things secure, strive to make them fierce. You may need to change your relationships, let go of the past, or just get bolder and better; the point is that you’re ready for things to get more real, even if that means flying solo for a while. This is an excellent time to be a hunter and gatherer though, so if you’re on the prowl don’t be shy. Just make sure that the fools you’re seeking will meet your needs or at least make you happy for a while. No matter your situation, your biggest love should ultimately be you, so treat yourself right this month, lover.
Power Animal: 🕸
Power Ballad: Heroes - David Bowie
April 20-May 20
Kick off this month by starting a new project or putting yourself out there in a new way. People want to help you reach your goals, so make it easy for them to do so by letting them know exactly what you need. Approach your work life in a collaborative way because even if you’re not about group projects, no Taurus is an island. You need the support, eyes, and words of others to help you expand your vision, BB. The only risk with this is if your ego is not right within you, you could end up feeling threatened by others’ strengths or let their views overshadow yours. Even if that happens, this is a great time to confront the weaknesses within. Own your weaknesses and they’ll become strengths, Taurus; avoid them and they’ll dog you long-term. From the 5th through the 11th you may find yourself feeling hella agitated or extra spicy, and either way the world better watch out! This V-Day can end up pretty revved up in super fun ways, or more like a drag. You’re not running out of time, Taurus. You’re not in a race to snag the right boo or to fast-forward to some new plateau with anyone. When you try and push your agenda on your relationships, it ends up being all about you and what you want, and not a shared dance. It’s easy for folks to feel bullied when that’s going down, so here’s a pro tip to help you out: try to relax in this moment. If you can do this, your relationships will be happier and healthier. And if you can’t, maybe you’re in the wrong relationships altogether. All you’ve got is here and now; accept it so you can work from that place.
Power Animal: 🐜
Power Ballad: Valentine’s Day – David Bowie
May 21-June 21
You need a break pronto, BB. The stars are trying to shake your snow globe up, and things aren’t supposed to settle exactly as they were when they settle back down. The most important tool for you to embrace this month is patience. If you act from a place of being overwhelmed, you’re gonna be running away from those bad feels more than moving towards something better and different. So slow down! Gather your energy and get more attentive to what’s happening in the present instead of jumping to the next thing with assumptions. The beautiful thing is that if you can be sweet to yourself, you’ll find that things are going well. There’s a lot to learn about how you manage your emotions, and this month will bookended with opportunities to bend or break, lover. On the 3rd and 4th you’re likely to have heavy feels; instead of looking frantically for the bright side, understand that real shit is coming up so that you handle it constructively. This is also a great time to work really hard and complete something, and the theme here is dealing with the real. From the 27th through the 29th you’re likely to feel kinda meh, but if you’ve spent the better part of the month taking care of yourself, it won’t be a big deal -- just a minute when your energy wanes. If you’re running on empty or checked out, you may have the rug pulled out from underneath you on those days, so take care, Gem. Luckily none of this stops you from slaying hard; this is a great time for you to hook up, flirt your buns off, or rekindle romance with your bae. Just make sure that if you let someone get with you that it ups your vibes. #JustSayNo2Scrubs
Power Animal: 🛀
Power Ballad: Fashion – David Bowie
June 22-July 22
It’s really hard to let new love into your life when you’re lamenting old ones. Don’t let the ghosts of your past Poltergeist you, Moon Mama. If you dare to confront your feels, you’re way more likely to transform them then if you stay away from anything that’s sad. Pack up all your attachments to who you were, how you acted, and what did and didn’t happen in the past, so you can let them go. Write all that stuff down on a piece of paper along with all the exes that you’re still holding on to, too. Your list can be hella whiney or petty; it’s OK, as long as it’s heartfelt. Take advantage of the fertile full Moon in Virgo on the 22nd , and go deep woo with yourself. Review your list and see if you can let go of each item on it. For reals. Burn the page or tear it up. Do all of this so that you can be truly open to having a new kind of relationship with a new kind of bae. If you step outta your comfort zone, there’s likely to be all kinds of potential that you haven’t even considered yet! For your pre-existing relationships, it’s time to forgive and move on; and if you can’t do that, it’s time to bounce. Don’t torture yourself with things you can’t accept, and don’t accept less than you deserve. Relationships are meant to hold you up and help you in the whole of your life instead of take you away from it. Make sure to follow through with your commitments this month, even the little stuff, because people are noticing how you do (or don’t) show up. What you do now counts, and you can achieve your goals step by step. Use this time to honor your word and clarify your vision. Make sure you want the things that will bring you joy because success without happiness is the kind of BS you need to avoid.
Power Animal: 📝
Power Ballad: Moon Age Daydream – David Bowie
July 23-Aug. 22
It’s been a rough couple of months, but it looks like you’re gonna get a well-deserved break, lover. The thing that’s clear is that there’s some smooth sailing in front of you. The trick is that if you put yourself in the wrong boat or set your course for the wrong direction, it’ll feel OK enough until things get way too real. Nothing is gonna force you to make a call, but I encourage you to question the direction that you’re taking, Leo. Make sure that you are growing towards what will bring you life instead of just what’ll bring you passing pleasure. Pay especially close attention to this stuff from the 5th through the 11thwhen it’ll be easier to make changes where need be. On the 17th Venus enters your relationship house and it’ll be hella chill, which is both good and bad. It’s great for connecting with people in ways that make everyone feel good but not so much for confronting things, so make sure you do your hard work in the first half of February, so you can sit back and enjoy the second half. Your relationship to work is changing too, and it’s a biggie. Whether you need to work smarter or harder, the pressure is on for you to live up to your potential. There’s no limit to what you can do, but if you don’t take the time to be thoughtful about what you’re doing, you’ll be wasting a great opportunity. This isn’t a time to lowkey try; go all in, Leo. While you’re at it, expand your squad this month. Be open to meeting new bishes that are living life in ways that inspire you. Your crew will help you if you let them, so make sure you’re letting the right ones in.
Power Animal: 🌱
Power Ballad: Changes – David Bowie
Aug. 23-Sept. 22
If you believe you have the right to do what you wanna do, then you’re not gonna feel compelled to defend your behavior. The problem for you is that because you can see every angle, you have a tendency to loose track of the central point. You don’t need to defend your rights, Virgo. If you don’t want to do something, you can just say no. You don’t have to feel guilty, or worse, try to prove to others that what you want or feel is acceptable; all you gotta do is accept yourself and stand firm in that, bunny. This month will give you helluv opportunities to freak out and feel awful, or finally just quit it (and I vote for the latter). Whatever you can’t control is worth releasing, lover. Have faith when you have no data instead of tripping balls about things maybe being bad. As cheesy as it sounds, the only thing you can really do is love yourself. Be your own main bish this month and stand up for your rights. Put down the worry stick, and treat yourself with kindness and love. Make space for your feels instead of analyzing or talking them away. Value your hearts needs even before you know what to do about them. The full Moon in your sign on the 22nd may be extra emo for you, so spend the month leading up to it getting more emotionally mature. Be humble enough to learn what you’ve got to and strong enough to know when to close the book or start a new chapter. Be on the lookout for how folks (especially lover-folks) treat you from the 27th-29th , and take it seriously if your boundaries are crossed or your needs disregarded. True love doesn’t feel like shit.
Power Animal: 🐬
Power Ballad: Modern Love – David Bowie
Sept. 23-Oct. 22
In your efforts to take care of yourself, you may shut others down without meaning to. It’s easy to push people away when you don’t know how to have healthy boundaries with them, but you don’t need to be so all or nothing, babe. There’s a big difference between pushing people away and letting them know how close they can get or what you’re available for. The problem is that it may feel all the same to you when you’re nervous. Here’s some homework to help you help yourself: Figure out what you wish you could say and write it down. It doesn’t have to be realistic, but if you could say absolutely anything to the people in your life, what would it be? Next, write down what you want those same people to hear. Notice how totally different that’ll feel, and what different stuff comes up. Tell people what you need them to hear so that your relationships can function at their peak. Whether you’re dealing with your fam or your lover, it’s hard to say what you mean when you’re not sure of what that is, but you can always tell people that you need space/extra loving to help you figure out what’s going on for you. The first week of this month will be a great time to work this stuff out, so don’t shy away from deep stuff, babe. Being able to handle adversity like a shero will help you at work too, where you’re on call to be more fierce and self-motivated. Never let your fears be the reason you back down; take risks when it comes to being more this month. You’re totally worth it, babe.
Power Piece: 👢
Power Ballad: Within You – David Bowie
Oct. 23-Nov. 21
You’re powerful AF and capable of pushing your way through all kinds of things, but that doesn’t mean you should. There’s helluv intense energies flying around this month, and it might put you on edge. Instead of ignoring that edge, you should try and explore it, Scorpio. That means taking the time to investigate your emotions to see what’s underneath them. You may be having hella witchy heightened insights or just strong feels, and the only way you’ll know is if you take the space to figure it out. Your home base is likely to be seeing a lot of activity, especially in the second half of the month, so invite your fam over for a house party like it’s 1999. When it comes to love there’s all kinds of potential, but you’ve gotta grab it to tap it. This isn’t the time to be shy or play games, so if you want something, ask for it, and if you like someone, let them know it. Your life won’t be defined by its successes alone; it’s all about what you try that’ll help you grow in the directions you’re meant to go. Not everything has to work out well in order for it to ultimately lead to success. You’ll be able to get so much done between the 11th and 17th if you can stay focused, but beware the seduction of distractions. You’re likely to be feeling yourself in this period, so this is a great time to meet new people or have fun with the old ones. Let people and dynamics prove themselves to you before you jump to any conclusions. It takes a while for conditions to clarify themselves, so try to enjoy the journey as much as the destination, boo.
Power Animal: 💯
Power Ballad: Space Oddity – David Bowie
Nov. 22-Dec. 21
There’s the work you’re doing in your life that’s super obvi, like going to work or school and the projects and activities you’re engaged in. But then there’s the more subtle stuff that happens beneath the surface, and even though it doesn’t look like much to others, it’s real work too. Your insides need you, ‘Tari. This month the more spiritual you get and the more inner chill you cultivate, the better your whole life will be. Your impulses are not as trustworthy as your intuition, and it’s only patience that’ll help you to understand the difference. Let the things you don’t know and the confusion or ambiguities you’re feeling point you to what needs attention this month. You’re going through a deep (and kinda long) cycle of maturation that is trying to get you to cozy up to your true nature, and resistance is futile. Watch out on the 3rd and 4th for fatalistic feels that would be best channeled through your Dear Diary. The 11th through the 17th can be crazy productive days, so be ready to put yourself out there, bae. Lucky for you this is happening over V-Day and is a great time for sweaty times with the one you love or flirty times if that’s more your speed. Embrace your body as the miracle that it is, and treat it right. If you want to kick off a new self-care regime, this is a great time to do it -- with one word of warning: you have to believe. These energies won’t help you fake it, they’ll help you manifest based on what’s real. Get creative and seek the most heartfelt truth you can grab onto, lover.
Power Animal: 💭
Power Ballad: Dead Man Walking – David Bowie
Dec. 22-Jan. 19
There are no assurances in life, of that you can be sure. You can do everything right and still have to deal with dank times, and that’s just how the game goes. What you value will determine how you feel about that truth: you may try your best because you care about the effort, or you may need proof that there’s a point before you put yourself out there. This month you’re in the middle of a big process of needing to figure out what kind you bish you wanna be, and it’s kinda complicated. There’s all kinds of intensity in your slice of the stars, especially in the first half of February, and if you feel like you’re being tested, it’s because you are. Act in accordance with your values instead of reacting to your fears or the nagging needs of your ego. If you find out that someone has been lying to you in this period, you’d be wise to take it hella seriously. Don’t write off information just because you don’t want it to be true, and if you’re the one who’s been lying, it’s time to tighten up, Cap. Treat others with the same candor that you wanna be treated with, even when it’s awkward. The 27th-29th is a good time to make amends if you’ve got apologizing to do, but don’t worry, this month isn’t all work and no play! Your love juju is strong, and all you gotta do is let the right one in. Be open to letting different kinds of people come at you, and try to respond to them in new ways. Love, like, and other pleasures are transformative, but they require you to be vulnerable if you’re gonna get much out of it. Show up for reals, lover.
Power Animal: 💡
Power Ballad: Under Pressure – David Bowie
Jan. 20-Feb. 18
Lemme start with what not to do this Valentine’s: don’t go picking fights that you don’t wanna be in, lover bean. Passions are running high, which might mean that you’re gonna get yours (if you know what I means), or that you’re helly irritable. The difference will really be in your sense of freedom. If you’re feeling trapped, you’re likely to be so irritated that you are basically waiting for someone to piss you off; but in truth you need to deal with the feels underneath your agitation, BB. If you don’t like where you’re at, leave. If you don’t like how things are going, change them. the energies happening in your life are practically begging you to! Don’t worry about what other people are doing, do what’s right for you! You’re the kind of babe that is meant to take her own path, so don’t be shy about it now, hooker. The new Moon in your sign on the 8th may herald someone new into your life, so be open to it, and be on the lookout for squad problems with the full Moon on the 22nd. Emotions will be running high, and you or one of your friends may bring an intensity to things that don’t need to be that serious. The more secure you are in your own self the less likely you are to take things personally when they’re really about someone else, so keep your side of the street clean this month. You may get some new opportunities, but don’t drop the ball with whatever you’ve got going, especially between the 5th and 11th; those are great dates to get as much done as possible. Don’t be scared of taking risks, as long as they help you to live more authentically and grow in the direction you desire.
Power Animal: 🔭
Power Ballad: Putting Out Fire – David Bowie
Feb. 19-March 20
You might not be getting full-on results for your efforts, but trust that what you do now counts. How you map out your goals and work towards them is hella important; and even though it may not be easy, you’ll find that it’s totally what your life is requiring from you. Think about where you wanna be in the next couple of years and make sure your actions in the here and now are supportive to those aims. Things don’t need to be perfect now for them to be on track, so be patient, lover. The second half of the month is an especially good time to reflect on where you’ve been, where you’re going, and the means you’re using to get there. This is an intense month with lots of heavy vibes and, being a sensi soul, you don’t need to have it be about you in order to supes feel it. Protect yourself by taking good care of your bod, sleep enough, eat nourishing foods, and do whatever else you gotta do to keep yourself healthy. Stress is a wicked monster, and if you can get a handle on it, everything (and I mean everything) will go much smoother. Everybody wants love, but the question you need to be asking yourself is whether or not you have energy for another person right now. It’s OK if you don’t as long as you don’t pretend that you do or try and force it. Don’t ignore your feels, because you might need some space, and it doesn’t have to be a big deal. Nothing lasts forever, so honor whatever is true for you now, bae.