If you just want to read your horoscope, skip this paragraph. But I encourage you to pause and consider the nature of astrology. Astrology was originally understood as omens, prophecies, and oracles. Whenever you go to a psychic, tarot reader, or an 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 celestial 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. Though different, ancient pagan cultures venerated divination and celebrated what we now recognize as modern gay elements. This is for your entertainment so let’s start the party that will take us to the stars!
The first week of October was amongst the best of the year. You socialized, made material gains, and lost yourself in the first moments of autumn. But beyond this are intense, troubling emotions. This picks up this week, as these deep, subconscious passions mirror the darkness that lays ahead. This darkness is called the burned path. Though the first week of October is generally balanced and beautiful, it quickly turns garish as we head into Halloween and the winter months. Libra, the balancing scales, also gets tied up with the claws of the scorpion. What does this mean for you? While you’ve enjoyed yourself, you must not let your guard down. While you’ve flown high with others, this is precisely the moment you might fall. This applies to business, sex, and joint finances. Some of you have already had a bit of this going on. Listen to your feelings, as your gut is telling you that though things have gone well, there is the possibility that things could quickly go awry.
March 21 – April 19
You’re having great fortune with relationships, and you’re feeling relieved not to be so focused on yourself. But you have an unshakable sense that even though things are going well with your partners, there is potential for conflict. Allow yourself to process these aggressive emotions, and it will change your perception of the situation, clarifying things for yourself and others.
April 20 – May 20
Things are going great for your health—so great that you might be wanting to indulge in sweets. A little hit of sugar, carbs, and wine isn’t bad, but it can quickly spiral out of control. A devilish, suggestive friend might entice you into falling off the wagon. Make sure that the mental work you’ve done recently to balance your health doesn’t go down the tubes.
May 21 – June 20
You couldn’t be doing better in the love department. However, this is making some coworkers jealous. The success in love is contrasted with a fight you might be drawn into at work. Why isn’t everybody happy with me? you ask. That is exactly the question that gets you in trouble. Ignore the feelings of others. You can’t control them, and by trying to control them, you drive yourself crazy.
June 21 – July 22
Things are going very well for you on the home front. You’ve been getting everything in order for the past couple of weeks. Be selective, though, who you bring into the house. You’re advised not to bring home the one to whom you are intensely attracted. Go for the person who has a more reasonable, balanced demeanor and you won’t miss what you thought you so desired.
July 23 – August 22
Things are going great with your siblings. However, you are getting overshadowed by one of them. This is ok for you, as being the center of attention is one of your hallmarks. Let that sibling take center stage, and you will then be the star by being the prince.
August 23 – September 22
You’re bank account is doing great. However, you’re still feeling the need to balance your checkbook. This will manifest more in the next couple of months. Dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s is fine, but overanalyzing your finances will do more harm than good. Remember the old saying about water not being able to boil if you watch it.
September 23 – October 22
You did great the first week of October and were in your element. But you keep thinking that something is a bit off with your money. This is your money that has come to you through another person. You might even be jealous of this person. This is a lesson for you to let those feelings go. You actually benefit from this situation, so what’s there to complain about?
October 23 – November 21
Your mental state is intensely deep, more so than all the other signs. This lasts through the first week of December. You might project these feelings onto a partner. This is difficult, but if you allow each other to have your own reactions, there is a great potential for growth. Unattended subconscious drives quickly turn into discontent.
November 22 – December 21
I’ve been writing about you having a good year. You feel great, but you’re having some crazy, dark dreams. Reading into these dreams and facing your demons might be difficult, but the fear is unfounded. These dreams will give you some insight into what has been going on as it relates to the hidden emotions everyone feels. Your coworkers have been going through this too. Keep these feelings to yourself and beware of those around you who won’t be as conscious as you are.
December 22 – January 19
Things have gotten intense with your friends after a period of merriment. Jealousy and backstabbing might arise. This is a good time to take stock of the motivations of those in your social circle. By decluttering those who no longer serve you, you find the true camaraderie you’re looking for.
January 20 – February 18
You’ve been feeling the urge for a change in your career. This is a chain reaction from disruption that has been happening on the home front. This is not the time to make a change but rather unearth how you feel about the situation. There’s a lot of emphasis in the wider culture about “following your gut” but for you, your emotions cloud your reason. Wait and see, and when you feel better, you’ll make the right choice.
February 19 – March 20
You’ve been frustrated with a partner but ultimately this works out for you as you’ve made adjustments and subsequent gains with your joint finances. You have strong beliefs about how things should have gone down between the two of you, but the proof is in the pudding. Whether it’s your money or your partner’s, you ultimately benefit. Go with the flow like you always do, and you’ll win in this situation.