💎 Sagittarius Season Nov. 22-Dec. 21 2016

Written originally for Oyster Magazine 

 

ARIES

March 21-April 19

Body Matters:

Instead of trying to change yourself out of sheer frustration, how about you be nice, Aries? Motivating yourself through self-hate, criticism, or fear rarely yields any kind of positive results. You may want to treat your body as a lump of clay, but it’s not inert – it has feelings. Your meat suit holds your feels and every repressed or conscious memory you’ve got, from now until forever. It’s the vessel for all your hopes and dreams. Be patient and kind with your process and work collaboratively with your corporal form.  

Social Scene

Expect your fam to be on your mind this month. If things are going well, expect great parties and time spent with those ones you love. If there have been secrets or upsets left unexpressed, expect them to come out now; and when they do, make sure you’re ready. Honesty is said to be the best policy, but for reals and for true, how honest are you, Aries? If you can’t tell the truth that may be a signal that you’re not comfortable with how you’ve been acting or what you really think. Show all the way, Puffin. 

Workspace:

You’ve so totally got this that it’s cray. Don’t worry about convincing others to work with you or trying to push them to give you the props you deserve; all you’ve gotta do this month is to keep on doing you. Tie up loose ends, make good on your commitments, and continue with your plans. You’re on the right track, and all you need now is to follow through. After the 19th when Mercury goes Retrograde in your career house, things won’t move forward as quickly, so make the most of your time this month.

Love:

Are you gonna face reality or what, Aries? You’ve been holding on to a version of love that isn’t right for you for far too long. Don’t put comfort or diplomacy above your own needs, lover. If you wait until things get dramatic before you do what you know you need to do, then drama you shall have. Own even your most uncomfortable truths, especially in the last week of November through the 10th of December. The truth is true whether you wanna deal with it or not.

 

­TAURUS

April 20-May 20

Body Matters:

Around November 24th, the ways you’ve been pushing yourself too hard will make themselves known in your meat suit. Your health may be solid but if you’ve been pushing it, you’re gonna feel some sort of rubber band snap back at you. Instead of trying to do everything all at once, prioritize your time and energy, Taurus. The New Moon on the 29th is great for shopping or upping your steeze, but that’s just a fun distraction from your deeper needs. Enjoy it, but commit the rest of this season to sustainable wellness that you can grown into. 

Social Scene

This month is an awesome time for connecting with your fam. Gentle times, good food, and heart-to-hearts are all well starred this month. The only exceptions to that are around the 30th of November and the 10th of December. Those are the days that you’re likely to wanna be alone with your head under the covers. Nurture your friendship with yourself this season, even if that means that you need a break from the babes you love. A little QT with yourself can actually help you to connect in a real way with those you love.

Workspace:

You’re on your way professionally, so keep doing your thing, Taurus. Money matters, but how much it matters and why is personal to you. Instead of stressing on your finances this season, try and get aligned with your goals. The point of money and stuff is to bring greater value into your life; is it working? Are you able to enjoy what you have and invest in what you want? Manage your thinking about your resources, so you can get a better handle on what you’ve got.

Love:

If you’re hung up on your past, you can’t see your present clearly; and that’s a fact. Instead of holding up your past as evidence to build a case against your future, it’s on you to learn from it and then let it go. The New Moon on the 29th is especially good for cutting people out of your life (or your obsessive head), so notice if you run into an ex or they scurry across your feed for the first time in a while. Release your attachments to the situations and people that you know you’re done with, Puppy.

 

GEMINI

May 21-June 21

Body Matters:

This is a great time to quit things that aren’t working for you. If you’ve got habits that you know are making you feel bad, Sagittarius season is the time to lay them to rest. There will be more energy for you to add in new activities and attitudes that promote your best bod this winter; so for this month, just focus on identifying the things you’re doing that don’t serve you. If you minimize your destructive habits, you’ll get more value out of your dope ones. Take care of you, Gemini.

Social Scene

If you can’t be real with your friends, what’s the point? There’s the squad you run with, and then there’s the people you actually trust. If you’re lucky those are the same bishes, but for lots of people, your fun friends aren’t the same as your deep ones. Choose your alliances wisely this month. In order to be happy, you’ve got to invest in the kind of people that you can have faith in. What’s easy in the short term may be a much bigger pain in your ass down the line.

Workspace:

You’re being challenged to know the difference between fancy and reality this month. What’s realistic for you, based on your skills, resources, and circumstance is not written in stone; but it is your starting place. In order to get to the next phase of your development, you need to accept where you’re starting from and amass the tools you need in the here and now. Don’t fritter away your energy on ideas that aren’t anchored in the present, but also don’t let what is now deter you from getting where you ultimately want to be. Stay in the game, Gemmy.

Love:

This is a dope time for love, Twin Star, so if your love life is the pits, you’ve gotta seriously ask yourself what you've been doing. The potential that this month brings is for you to allow your whole self to be seen. Intimacy based on the fullness of what and who you are is way more satisfying then just being able to chill with bishes. Let the Full Moon in your sign reveal to you what you’ve been struggling to see about your love life, Gem. Take the time on and around the 13th to get real about your feels, bae.

 

CANCER

June 22-July 22

Body Matters:

If you’ve been wanting to kick of a new self-care regime, the New Moon on the 29th is a great time to do it. So let’s be clear about what self-care is; it’s loving yourself through deliberate, purposeful, and continuous attitudes and actions. What it ain’t is denying yourself pleasures by limiting yourself through guilt or self-criticism. Learn to love yourself like it’s your damn job, Moonchild. Whether you’re adopting more or less of something in your life, take care of the attitude with which you do it, my love.

Social Scene

You’re likely to be reconsidering who you’re friends really are this season, and that’s actually a really healthy thing. What you need to watch out for is that you don’t go projecting your worst fears and greatest suspicions on to others just because you feel them. Strive to be an objective observer of your life, collecting data and applying it to the bigger picture, Cancer. The Full Moon on the 13th is likely to bring up some old wounds and the defenses that come with them. Stay in the here and now so you can deal with it honestly.

Workspace:

When you are ambiguous about what you want, it’s hard to ever feel satisfied with what you have. Here’s some homework for you, Moonchild: make a list of all the things you do with your job that you hate; now make another list of the stuff you love doing and you wanna do more of. Now explore your options. Is it time to change jobs, or talk to your boss about shifting your role? Make plans to avoid the ‘I hate it’ list and maximize the ‘love it’ tasks, even if it’ll take a long time to get there.

Love:

You can’t control whether people like you, and TBH you shouldn’t try. What you can do is make sure that you’re being authentically yourself. If you’re being true to you and things don’t work out, then you know it wasn’t meant to be. There’s no strategy for being loved or loveable, and you don’t need to try so hard. Be yourself and things will fall into place, Moonchild. If you’re already in a relationship, you’re on call to make self-appropriate compromises – don’t compromise yourself, but strive to meet bae in the middle this month.

 

LEO

July 23-Aug. 22

Body Matters:

Look back at 2016 and take stock of how far you’ve come, Leo. You’ve gone through hella shit this year, and your bod has taken a bit of a beating in the process. Use the New Moon on the 29th as a stellar time to seriously thank your body for weathering all storms with you. Appreciate the freaking miracle that your continued health is for a minute. You know what isn’t working for you, but this isn’t a great time to set new goals. Value what you’ve got, and your next steps will clarify themselves from there.

Social Scene

The Full Moon on the 13th is gonna bring the full moon cray out of everyone, yourself included, Leo. Don’t take things so personally that you defend yourself before you listen. If you’re thinking of your response or critiquing a bish in your mind while they’re saying their piece, then you, my friend, are being a crap listener. If you’re gonna show up, then show all the way up. If you’re gonna be half-assed about your friendships, then you might as well stay home. Step up this month. 

Workspace:

When Mercury goes Retrograde in your house of work on the 19th, it becomes a great time to review what you’ve been doing, Leo. You may need to rewire your work life; and this Retrograde is a great time to unpack what needs to change and why. Challenge yourself to look at the way you’ve set things up because you can change what isn’t working if you’re willing to be patient and steady. While you’re at it, from 11/22 to 12/8 is an excellent time to reach out and thank the people that have helped you out this year. Reinforce your profesh collabs with kindness, Kitten.

Love:

This is a great month to get yours, Leo. You’re either gonna feel hella agitated by your bae or just as motivated by them. This is a great time for getting things started, so if you’re in a rut, you’re gonna be so annoyed by it. Be the change you wanna see in your love life. Make the first move, change things up, hit up new spots, and talk about new shit. The point is to charge up your connection with your crush; bring the energy you want to share, and if that doesn’t work, you know where the door is.

 

VIRGO

Aug. 23-Sept. 22

Body Matters:

Your body is a barometer for how you’re really doing. That means that when you’re tired, barfy, bloaty, or whatever – that’s your system saying that you need to slow down and take TLC of it. Honor the needs of your insides this month over all else. You can keep things chill and looking just fiiiiiine on the surface, but that only helps you for a minute. Invest in your wellness in a deep way, especially when you’re tempted to ignore your feels.  

Social Scene

You need some damn fun in your live cuz all work and no play makes Virgo a total bummer. Find ways of creating space in your life to check out art, wrestle with your butchest homie, and dance like no one is looking. Fun is a generative force; and if you’re having it, you’re actually empowering other parts of yourself to grow and develop. That said, try asking yourself if the stuff you do for fun is actually bringing you pleasure. If the people you’re spending time with and the things you’re doing aren’t lifting you up, it’s time for change, my love.

Workspace:

This is a really important month for your big picture goals, Virgo. With Mars in your workhorse house, you can get an energetic boost that’ll help you get things done. If there’s things you need to get done at work or menial crap that you’ve been putting off, you’re going to be able to get to them now. The key is to set up small enough goals that you can achieve something every week. The Full Moon on the 13th will remind you of what you don’t have, which sucks but is important information. Mourn your loss and get motivated.

Love:

When your ruling planet Mercury takes a Moonwalk on the 19th, it’s a great time to look back at your year in love. What have you been doing, and is it what you meant to do? If there’s a disconnect between your intentions and your actions, you’re likely to be feeling super uncomfortable or worse, have to answer for things you did that you yourself don’t grasp. Sometimes the best thing you can do for your love life is to press pause and reflect. Don’t go fixing things you don’t understand, Virgo.

 

 

LIBRA

Sept. 23-Oct. 22

Body Matters:

With Jupiter in your first house, things are getting bigger, baby. This is a great time for you to reinforce your health or to totally ignore your bod – the choice is yours. The thing about Lady Luck (Jupiter in disguise) is that she comes around to expand what you’re doing. That means if you’re on a path to watch every series out on Netflix, you’ll achieve it – but it’ll cost ya. For best results, set your sights on a healthy balance between what you want and what you need.

Social Scene

Sagittarius season is a great time for you, Libra. Expect lots of invites to places you wanna be and chances to connect with people you wanna know. Your challenge will be to not forget to maintain your most heartfelt relationships even if they’re less exciting or harder to be in. you need a balance between light distractions and deep connection, but your deeper relationships require you to be able to show up for what you’re actually feeling. Get hella real with your own self, and your friendships will thrive for it, my love. 

Workspace:

What you value should ideally drive your choices, Libra, but for most of us it doesn’t. If you’re allowing fear or laziness to direct you goals or your relationship to scrilla, you’re not gonna like what you get. Nothing is gonna force you to change your actions this month – it’s all on you to make awesome choices. You've only got this one life; don’t waste it setting your sights on goals that are less than true for you. It may take months or years to get there, but you should still go for gold, Kitten.

Love:

People can be so annoying, running around doing their own things and being their own persons. The nerve! You may feel a little left behind by your crush this month as they are distracted by their own lives, but don’t worry, Libra, it’s not meant as a demotion. Your lesson right now is about attention; how much do you actually need versus how much do ya really, really want? Resist the drive for validation and have faith in the fierceness and value of your own sweet self.

 

SCORPIO

Oct. 23-Nov. 21

Body Matters:

It’s the month of your tum, Scorpio. Take special care of your stomach because it needs you, but also because it’s a GD metaphor. Your stomach is where you digest things, and TBH you’re having a hard time processing some realness these days. Wear clothes that show off your midriff, breathe into that tummy with body-loving thoughts, and feed it nourishing foods. Love the skin you’re in; every bump, bit of cellulite, and bit of you that you’ve got. You’re special, Scorpio.

Social Scene

Host a party at your place, and feed your friends this month. Or take it a step further and reach out to your community, and offer your time and care to some need you find there. This is a great time to avail yourself to others because if will serve them as much as it does you. You need intimacy and connection, and if you make the first move, all the better. Don’t isolate yourself this month because as annoying as bishes can be, you need them and they need you.

Workspace:

The worst thing you can do this month is to spin your wheels trying to divine what to do. Get out there and make things happen, Scorpio! You’re ready to make things happen, and you may need to experiment in order to figure out what best suits you. if you allow fear of making mistakes stop you from trying, then you’ll be missing out on great opportunities. All great successes are comprised of wisely leveraged failures; embrace and learn from yours this season.

Love:

The theme of healthy limits is weaving its way through your love relationships and the more interested you are in it, the better. Communicate clearly and honestly about what you can and can’t handle. It’s OK to need down time or not be able to listen to bae break down the intricacies of some article you read last week. Devotional behavior is easy enough in the first few months, but you’ve got to be able to take care of yourself in balance with your relationships.

 

SAGITTARIUS

Nov. 22-Dec. 21

Body Matters:

Happy Birfday, Sagittarius! When the Sun is in your sign, it’s good news for your health and bod because you’re ready to shine like the star you are. Your Bday season has lots of checks to your energy, though, so pace yourself this month. On 11/29 through 12/1, you’re going to be operating on less fuel, so don’t plan on partying over those days. If you make the most of these vibes, you’ll be doing deep introspection and self-care because distractions are likely to backfire spectacularly. Around the 10th you may get hit with a wall of exhaustion; listen to your body, and give yourself what you need, even if that means holding off on what you want.

Social Scene

From the 22 through 25, you’ve got to be careful about what you say, or you’re gonna get in trouble. Speaking your truth isn’t the same as shoving it down people’s throats; use tact and discretion when laying it out there, my love. By the time the Full Moon in your relationship house rolls around, you’re going to have to answer for whatever you said earlier in the season, whether you mean it anymore or not. Friendship and community is important now more than ever; so choose your allies wisely, and then show them the same loyalty that you want in return.

Workspace:

If you’re not doing what you love, this month is going to drag on, ‘Tarius.  Use upsets at work to point you towards a clearer understanding of what’s not working for you. Once you’re hecka solid about that, work on an action plan. There are a lot of choices other than stay/go; make a small, actionable list of actions you can take that help you move in the direction you most want to go in. Pursue equal parts serious, sustained effort and hope-infused inspiration for best results.

Love:

The Full Moon in your house of love and partnerships on the 13th is here to shake up your love life, and it’s gonna require all of you. Instead of waiting for your lover to step up and give you what you want, try checking in with your own behavior. If you’ve been passive-aggressive, you’re likely to have sown some dank seeds. Take responsibility for what you've brought to the table this month. Owning your part doesn’t let others off the hook for where they’re messed up. Just take care of your side of the street, Sagittarius.

 

CAPRICORN

Dec. 22-Jan. 19

Body Matters:

The New Moon on the 29th is the perfect time to go deep into your feels, Cappy. Having a good relationship to your bod requires a willingness to love yourself, and if you don’t have it, this is the time to fake it till ya make it. Choose three things that you can do every day that reinforce a healthy friendship between you and your meat suit; tell her how good she looks, dance around your room before work, only wear colors that make you happy – whatever works for you. Cultivate gratitude for what you’ve got, and it’ll multiply this month.

Social Scene

As you change it’s inevitable that your friendships will change too. You may be battling with your desire for your friendships to stay the same and be a source of stability for you, but that’s just not in the cards. Be protective of what you love, Cappy. You don’t need to rush to figure things out or fix them. Let your dynamics percolate and develop before making hard and fast decisions about what you need to do with them this month. 

Workspace:

It’s OK to skate for a minute, Cappy. There’s no harm in chilling at this plateau if you’re uncertain of what mountain you want to climb next. This is a solid time to maintain your interests without putting a lot of pressure on yourself to advance them further. Your value as a human is not based on what you do, it’s based on what you are. Chill for a minute with your feels about what you’re doing, and see what shifts from there.

Love:

Beware of big feels and cray le cray reactions this November as your defenses may try to masquerade as common sense. What others do is a reflection of them, but how you respond is all you, bb. On the 19th Mercury goes Retrograde in your sign, making from there on out a risky time for heartfelt proclamations. Don’t worry about what anyone else is doing, only focus on your own self. What you consent to is the embodiment of your boundaries, so keep it sweet and sane, Cappy mon Capitan.

 

AQUARIUS

Jan. 20-Feb. 18

Body Matters:

Clear your feed of bishes who uphold beauty standards that makes you feel like crud. You are gorgeous, and it’s about time that you love TF outta yourself, Aquarius. The media you consume impacts what you think is beautiful and what’s dank. If you don’t see yourself represented in all the images you take in, you can lose confidence. From 12/1 onwards is a great time to up your steeze. That can mean that you’re all about changing your attitudes, your wardrobe, or even your body. Do any of those things from a place of self-love for best results.

Social Scene

Go out on the 29th because it’s a great time to make new friends. Regardless of how important your work or love life is, you need a crew to call your own. Prioritize your friendships this season as it’ll be pretty organic to do so. If you only reach out to people when you’re in need or feel like you’ve got it all sorted out, then you’re not showing up as your truest self. You don’t need to orchestrate yourself for others, Aquarius. Just show up and be you.

Workspace:

Confidence is your bestie this month because it’s infectious. From the 2nd to the 7th is an excellent time to apply for a new job or ask for a raise. If you can own your accomplishments and potential, you’ll be armed with the ability to tackle whatever comes next. Ask for insight and help from people you respect. Just because you can do so much doesn’t mean you have to reinvent the wheel. Let others tell you how they did it, and use their inspiration to do it your own way.

Love:

You’re likely to really feel the Full Moon on the 13th. If you’ve been going through a break-up or not been able to shake off an annoying ex, this is an awesome time for you. Get hella witchy and do a ritual to let go of the past bye-boy-bye-bye style. If you’re having a hard time letting go of a crap fight, a grudge, or a bish from before, reflect on what they symbolize to you. It may be that they represent something that you wish you had or that you wish you were. It’s time to move on, Kitten.

 

PISCES

Feb. 19-March 20

Body Matters:

If you haven’t been taking care of yourself, you’re likely to feel hella restless and anxious right about now, Pisces. Instead of pushing those feels down, find a good outlet for them. How you look is important (obvi), but how you feel about how you look is essential. Boost your self-esteem so that your ego doesn’t go into a defensive stance any time you have to stand up for yourself. Your body in a life-giving gift; feed it, work it, and love, love, love, it. This is a sure-fire way to support you on the road ahead.

Social Scene: 

You’ve gotta let go of someone you love, Pisces. It may be that a close relationship is ending or that you’ve long held an idea or ideal about someone that you have to face facts about. The point is that you have to accept people in order to figure out how to either show up or peace out. The Full Moon on the 13th is going to bring these themes into sharp focus with your fam, and you’ll be wise to embrace it. Here’s a mantra for you to embrace for the rest of 2016: when shit gets real, I show up.

Workspace:

There are no real shortcuts for you, bb, and that only sucks if you’ve been seeking them out. What you do is meaningful of course, but not more important than why you do it. Get clear about what’s motivating you and whether or not your motives are coming from a healthy place. You can have what you want, but that’s hard to make happen if you are ambiguous about what that is. Invest in your future plans from as clear and embodied a place as you can muster, my love.

Love:

Around the 30th you may find yourself extra sensi and easily hurt. Be careful with how you process your feels, Pisces. You risk making mountains out of tiny little molehills. What you’re dealing with is the difference between the ways a bish made you feel versus what they meant by their action. While that doesn’t change how you feel, it does change the implications that this upset has on your relationship. If you’re not a hooked up hooker, this is a great time for romance but not so much for casual hookups. Protect your loving heart.

 

XO