If you just want to read your horoscope, skip this paragraph. But I encourage you to pause and consider the nature of astrology and what it means to read your horoscope. Astrology was originally understood as omens, prophecies, and oracles. Whenever you go to a psychic, tarot reader, or an astrologer like myself, 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!
Labor Day Weekend and Southern Decadence have passed. Hopefully you’re not still hungover because you have work to do. Astrology is based on the seasons. You are born at a certain time and place and thus the sign, or the season, is reflected in you. Still, we all experience the seasons regardless of when we are born and now we are in the season of Virgo, the virgin. Clearly you are not a virgin. But the season of Virgo reflects the virgin who collects the harvest to be judged. What materials do you have to reap that you can carry forth into the months ahead? That’s where your head should be as this process does take a fair amount of clarification, analysis, and organization. You might be surprised by the fruit you have.
March 21 – April 19
As the most driving, physical, assertive sign of the zodiac, you’re putting this energy into your daily health routine. You’re even placing some extra effort to analyze exactly what you’re doing. However, you have a real opportunity to help and serve others in this effort. This actually benefits you, as teaching someone else to do something reinforces and deepens what you already know. Take somebody to the gym and show them the ropes. This might be a coworker who has the hots for you.
April 20 – May 20
You’re surprised as your romance sector lights up. This is a more practical kind of love, and you’re actively in pursuit of it. Understand that this love is more about commitment and practicality as opposed to fun, risk, and recreation. Real love isn’t when everything is going great. True love is when you wake up next to someone the morning after, they look like shit, and you love them even more.
May 21 – June 20
Your mind is on clarifying your home situation. This has to do with a lover who may have stayed beyond his welcome. The heavens are demanding you make a change in this situation or it will get worse. Think more conservatively about how you want your home to be as if it were a stoic old building. Your home is an institution and lovers need to have the proper respect when they come over. This is critical as he’s deceiving you.
June 21 – July 22
For the past nine months and the next nine following you are moving ahead and making gains though not without pain. Think of this as two periods of gestation and two births. Right now, though, you’re talking and communicating quite a bit about your daily conditions. This occurs in the workplace. Your coworkers have strong beliefs, though, and you want to make sure you present your thoughts in a rational, reasoned way. If you don’t, it will be a clash of harsh critiques vs. deeply held beliefs that will leave everyone on edge.
July 23 – August 22
You have a real chance this month to clarify your personal finances. These are your finances as in the money you have and your movable resources. You can update or initiate a budget that will get you on track. You might find big savings and benefits by looking at your bills at home i.e. electricity, cable, and water or even refinancing your mortgage. If you want, you might have some good fortune touching some of your investments, but only if you acknowledge some of the pain you’ve had in the past regarding financial advisors. If you go down that route you want to partner with someone who will help you think big about your long-term financial goals.
August 23 – September 22
There is so much activity in your soul right now. You’re analytical, loving, and aggressive. This energy expresses itself in many ways. Because you’re so stirred up, be careful not to let yourself get carried away. Don’t make any rash decisions regarding career and status. Consult a friend who helps you re-center your beliefs, and lean on a sibling to help get your thoughts in order.
September 23 – October 22
You’re giving too much of yourself and this isolates you. It’s a drive to serve that is currently your undoing, but relationship boundaries are what’s needed. If you don’t take care of this, you’ll be driven to avenge the one to whom you’re beholden. I believe this person is amongst your coworkers. You benefit by disrupting this relationship, evaluating its benefits, and engaging with those whose resources truly benefit you. You’ll be surprised that the ones who seem distant are actually the ones who offer the most treasure.
October 23 – November 21
A relationship is upended but this is necessary if you are to protect your friendships. You’re being the shrewd judge, and that’s ok. You know that the motivations of others aren’t always pure. If you don’t nip things in the bud, you’ll end up with the wrong bedfellows.
November 22 – December 21
You have a great opportunity to renegotiate your salary. Bring all of the evidence to the higher-ups about why you deserve a raise. Make sure to mention how paying you more will actually benefit them in the long run. Even if you’ve had some financial losses as of late, this is the time to move ahead, even if your mood doesn’t match. Seeing the future is difficult if you can’t separate yourself from how you feel in the moment.
December 22 – January 19
This is a great time for you to get out of town before autumn and the holidays. You’ll have to act fast with your plans, but a lover will be willing to take a backseat to your needs as long as you commit during this getaway. You’re going to want a cozy Airbnb style place so you’ll feel like it’s a home away from home, and you might want to consider going West. Your lover will even be happy to cook for you!
January 20 – February 18
You’re feeling a little confused about your finances. Sometimes confusion can actually yield good insights, and the revelation is that you need some clarity. Consult your accountant with regard to your taxes and even contracts regarding wills, etc. That person will be there to help guide you and has the feminine touch you need. Along with feeling confused, you’re acting a bit stubborn as well.
February 19 – March 20
Since the end of last year, your career has expanded. Then it really took a wild swing at the beginning of this year. It’s great that you’re making gains, but don’t give it all away to those who are envious of your success. New people have emerged as a result of your success and have their own ambitions in mind. Keep a watchful eye on all of your partners. They may be swayed to the dark side.