Astrology offers the LGBTQ community a chance to reclaim a space lost to modern science and religion. Ancient pagan cultures venerated divination and celebrated what we now recognize as modern gay elements. These horoscopes are for your entertainment, so let’s start the party that will take us to the stars!
As you’re reading this column, your mind will be occupied by the goings-on of the season. Religious rites that color different times of the year find their footing in the seasons. For example, the hopeful moment of the birth of Christ on the darkest day of the year finds expression in the cardinal turn of the winter solstice. Cardinal, turning points are the screws upon which the world and our lives spin. The Greek word “tropos” means “turn” and is the origin of the word “tropical.” Maybe you just need to get the hell out of town and go on a vacation!
Western Astrology based on the tropical zodiac, the zodiac embodying the turning of the seasons, however, has something to say about this season. I believe the gift of this year is the gift of family. Regardless of how far one wanders, family ancestry is never far behind. Your deep emotional connection to past origins emerges and when you explore this terrain, you make gains.
Family interactions bring up issues of identity because how you’re known to the world and how your aunt knows you are two very different things. You are likely to have more of a vested interest in the former. The trick is not to be stubborn about this. It is actually an opportune moment as “tropos” is also the root of the word “opportune” meaning this is where you can take bold action and triumph when the gift of family presents itself.
This is not a material, conspicuous gift but a gift that gives personal gratification in the form of love and nurturance from irritating family members. Do not drink too much as you’ll find moderate sobriety provides the healing you’ve been seeking. When you’re given the chance to let go of your idealized self for the person your family knows you by, realize this is a gift in disguise even if it leads you straight into your grandmother pulling at your ear, gushing over just how much you’ve grown.
March 21 – April 19
More than any sign this season, you make gains with your family, especially your father or paternal-like energy. This is helpful for you but you have to let some past incidents go. You’ll find that by balancing some of the tension with family, the other sectors of your life light up.
April 20 – May 20
Your family gets entangled with your romantic life and children. This is going to take a little bit of juggling as it’s ironically hard to find love amongst family drama and the needs of your kids. The “kids” can also be your creative projects or creative babies. Communication is key here and this is where you make gains. Protect yourself regardless of the outcome and emphasize your thoughts as opposed to deeply held beliefs.
May 21 – June 20
Don’t be afraid to look into the family finances this holiday season. Proceed with caution and diplomacy, but there are massive changes occurring in the structures of the wills being written. You’ll find that dealing with the demons of inheritances and family trusts provides you with some long term psychic relief while ultimately padding your own checkbook.
June 21 – July 22
Siblings come to the fore for you this holiday season. You also make gains in relationships and friends, but you lose some partners along the way. This is surprising but choosing the company you keep allows you to progress personally.
July 23 – August 22
You’re feeling a bit snooty about your money. This is related to your mother and her past sacrifices she made to get you where you are. However, the psychological challenge is to let this attitude go and receive the gift you’ve been given. Money is only as good as the current along which you spend it. Spend it wisely and don’t worry about its literal worth.
August 23 – September 22
Out of all the signs, you are the most deeply connected with your family this season. This is very feminine, maternal, changeable energy that is related to your past. There are great gains to be made here amongst friends and family but only if you juggle these intense feelings and realize they are part of the larger picture as you move into the future. Let go of your criticisms and pretensions.
September 23 – October 22
The male head of the family is strong this holiday season, and you do best to go with him. A rich, dark son will seek to overthrow him, and might succeed in doing so, but stick with the elder. He will need your help even though he might not realize it. Help this modern King Lear pick the right child this time around.
October 23 – November 21
You’re generally in a very powerful position through the end of the year into 2020 and then again in the spring. Be careful though not to get into fights with coworkers or siblings during those respective times. You do best when you apply power judiciously. If you don’t, you end up scorching the path for all those around.
November 22 – December 21
You’re feeling very proud of your career, and so is your mother. However, you believe in yourself so strongly that you don’t see the bigger picture of your finances. Glory is great, but cash is king. Make sure your thinking is clear about the realities of the money related to your work life or you might be headed for a wrong turn that grounds you out.
December 22 – January 19
For the next year, you’ll be juggling a lot of things as you bounce from one area of your life to the next. This season, however, focus on the love that your family can give. This really provides something spiritually for you, and you might all even decide to take a trip together. If not, at least connect philosophically about what y’all believe and get to the core of who you really are as a family.
January 20 – February 18
It’s critical that you take your time during this holiday season. We can’t escape the time in which we inhabit this dimension, and as Aquarius your head is usually in the future. Your father or paternal energy is reemphasized this season, and you do best to ground yourself out a bit, coming down to earth and putting your futuristic visions on hold. You’ll be surprised what happens when you get your head out of the clouds.
February 19 – March 20
This holiday season, you are able to make gains creatively, romantically, and with children. With friends, not so much. With things going so well, your partner feels a bit cocky. You do best not to get emotionally tied up with that feeling, but let things go spiritually. When you do, magic happens.
Astrology was originally understood as omens, prophecies, and oracles. Whenever you go to a psychic, tarot reader, or astrologer like me, you’re engaging with the possibilities of the future. Modern astrology, however, is also the alignment of the heavens at your moment of birth that serves as the signature of your personality. This combination of your star chart and sun sign—Aries, Taurus, etc.—and the usage of that tool to divine the future is here for your taking.