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. But modern astrology 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.
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!
Right as you’re reading this column, Jupiter is shifting into the sign of Capricorn. You’ve no doubt heard about the signs—Aries, Virgo, etc.—and the various planets, but what does it mean for a planet to be in a sign? It means that that planet takes on the energy of that sign, or as I like to say, takes on its garb. For readers of this magazine, it would be assuming a specific drag persona. Grand, expansive, jovial Jupiter, as his name derives from the Roman God, Jove, falls or is not in as strong a position, right as you pick up this magazine. This is a different energy than what has transpired over the past year which has seen massive growth in each of your lives in various sectors.
But uncontrolled growth and expansion comes to a halt; now the challenge is to place appropriate structures, a trellis in a garden, to harness those gains and adjust for more moderate growth. This will take a bit of juggling, but once you wrap your brain around this, you’ll experience even greater gains than what you thought possible. Interestingly, in Hindu astrology, Jupiter will be in a very spiritual, expansive place as Indian astrology places more emphasis on metaphysics. The message is the same—have faith but have discipline as well.
March 21 – April 19
You’ve had to get real about your career since late 2017. You began to feel this most acutely in late 2018. This will continue until summer 2020, but you’re starting to see some glimmer of hope. A sweet relationship at work helps you out for the next couple of weeks, and though it takes some plodding, you’ll experience the best year of your career for the next decade.
April 20 – May 20
I would not recommend taking any big trips over the next six months. However, I would recommend planning one over the next year. Shoot for the second half of 2020. You’ll be happy you didn’t jump the gun on a New Year’s Eve whim.
May 21 – June 20
This next year sees you restructuring joint finances related to wills, inheritances, and all other contracts. You have a good couple of weeks at the end of this year to revisit this. This relates to your family. While it’s important to take care of the cold, dry realities related to money, the most important thing for this year is to take into consideration how everybody feels about those decisions. Difficult conversations lead to better outcomes in this case.
June 21 – July 22
The possibilities of relationships and partnerships fall to ambition and goals. It is not romantic or esoteric but structure demands this. Love this climb, even if it depletes you spiritually. You will make progress yourself and make gains psychically.
July 23 – August 22
Be open to fated encounters. Spirit can really help if you step back and allow magic to happen. This happens in either romance, creativity, or with your kids. Creativity comes from an intuitive, irrational place, so be inspired and make gains through the soul’s expression. We are like the universe, and the universe is like us as the universe is endowed with soul.
August 23 – September 22
Your thinking has taken on a dark, intense tone over the past couple of months. This has been important for personal transformation, and you can act powerfully on these thoughts, but remember, just showing up can be enough for you to make progress. Yes, simply you yourself can have good fortune without plunging to the depths of your soul to find the answers you so desperately seek.
September 23 – October 22
If you need to make a change in your finances, now is the time to act. You have a good window to do this through the end of the year into the beginning of the next. You might have to make some tough choices, but you’ll know the moves you have to make when you dig deep. Keeping your checkbook balanced means putting on a blindfold, assuming the role of Lady Justice, and letting the scales drop whichever way they fall.
October 23 – November 21
The end of this year through the beginning of 2020 is the most powerful for you into the next couple of years. If there are things on which you have been waiting to act, do it now. Be careful not to overexert yourself, though—power in reserve is far more powerful than power that is spilled easily. The application of power prudently is true power.
November 22 – December 21
Happy birthday! This might be the best year in a decade for your finances, but you have to play it conservatively. Do not risk, rather make the right decisions that will set you up for success in the coming years. Success doesn’t have to be or feel exuberant. Love the stoic approach that will leave you giddy down the road.
December 22 – January 19
You will expand mightily over the next year, with Jupiter moving into your sign. These next couple of weeks through the end of the year also finds you in a loving mood. The year ahead looks good, as long as you allow yourself to transform and grow into the person you’re becoming. It’s a new year and a new you. You can go with this change or resist it. But change is the only constant in the universe so you’re advised to go with it!
January 20 – February 18
You may have had a financial loss recently, and you do best to let this one go. Cut your losses and move on. You’ll find that letting go provides you with psychic relief. A couple weeks later you’ll find yourself in a much more relaxed state and focusing on the things that really matter, like love and family.
February 19 – March 20
These next couple of weeks finds you letting go of a part of yourself that no longer serves your higher purpose. This is confusing but you’re ultimately able to handle this. After you do this you’ll find yourself turning to love either through family or a relationship. Either way you realize that focusing less on the self can give you greater gains than if you go on the spiritual path alone.