2021 Horoscope Archives By Midara

January, 2021

Aries Sun and Rising – Self-Rescuing Warrior

Being awesome, valued, and worthy isn’t something that other people can bestow upon you. It’s something inherent that you never have to justify. So this month, when you’re tempted to go barreling forward to prove yourself, stop. Instead, figure out how to marshal your resources and take steady steps to become the awesome, powerful, super-rad person you know you can be. Make the changes YOU want to make. It was never about them anyway.

Taurus Sun and Rising – Charge!

When people think of Taurus, they often think of a happy cow placidly chewing grass in a sunny meadow. They see your peaceful nature. But this month, you’re likely to embody the other side of Taurus: the charging bull. You’ve been poked and prodded and herded long enough. It’s time for you to take charge. But before you let loose, make sure you complete your OODA loop: observe the problem, orient yourself, make a decision about what you really want, and then act.

Gemini Sun and Rising – What a Rush!

Roller coasters are funny things. They’re impressive feats of engineering, imposing structures designed to fling and hurl our bodies around in an imitation of mortal danger. We scream, we cry, we throw up. And yet we keep coming back for more! Roller coasters can even be good for us, helping with everything from stress to kidney stones. This month will be quite the roller coaster, Gemini. But just like the real thing, you may be scared, but you also stand to benefit in a major way. And when the ride is over, you, like the rest of us, will be breathless, laughing, and yelling, “Again, again!!”

Cancer Sun and Rising – Buddy System

Every diver learns on day one that it is dangerous to plumb the depths alone. The same goes for spelunking, saltwater fishing, and urban exploration. Basically, any time that you’re venturing into uncharted territory, it’s better to have a capable group to watch your back. As you are pulled to excavate your own psyche in the coming months, don’t be afraid to ask for a little help from your friends. It’s dangerous to go alone.

Leo Sun and Rising – Invest

Some people say there’s no such thing as luck. They say that if you trace the thread of even your most unexpected good fortune back far enough, you’ll find that it is rooted in action, decisions, and relationships that you initiated or nurtured. Whether or not you share this view, it would be wise to adopt it in the coming months. What can you do now to build relationships and create conditions for your next big break?

Virgo Sun and Rising – Hectic

Sometimes vacations don’t turn out as we plan. We dream and dream about how wonderful it will be, but on the big day, things start to go wrong. You get into a fender-bender on the way to the airport. You get searched by security when you’re already running late. You finally get in the air, but the plane has to make an unexpected landing. It’s madness! All you want is to be able to start the day again fresh. The good news, Virgo, is that if this month doesn’t go quite as you expected, you’ll have the chance for a do-over.

Libra Sun and Rising – Real Attraction

On King of the Hill, a group of women were rating the sexiness of each man in their neighborhood. When the group started talking about Peggy’s husband, she was indignant at how unsexy they thought he was. She angrily responded, “I’ll have you know that in 15 years of marriage, Hank has never once forgotten my birthday or missed a mortgage payment!” The other women laugh, but I think Peggy is on to something. Sexy men are a dime a dozen. Romance is cheap. But commitment, support, and security? That’s where the real value lies. Being someone people can count on is the sexiest thing you can do.

Scorpio Sun and Rising – Mirrors

On Adventure Time, the protagonist, Finn, is a brave hero in a constant battle with his nemesis, the Ice King. At one point, Finn finally catches him and triumphantly throws him in jail. But as the hero guards his prisoner, he is thrown for a loop. The Ice King proclaims that he has committed no recent crimes, then holds up a mirror to Finn, bellowing “BEHOLD THE TRUE JERK.” I’m not saying, Scorpio, that you are a jerk! I’m also not saying you’re the hero. Things are always a little more complex than that. But know that sometimes the pain and upset that seem to be coming from other people are manifestations of our own darkness. And sometimes not. That’s when a little self-reflection comes in very handy.

Sagittarius Sun and Rising – Detour

In all the greatest stories, things tend to go awry. There’s no epic about a hero’s life going perfectly to plan. No one goes to a theater to watch two hours of peaceful rides on horseback. And so it is with you. You’re coming out of a long, dark night and just want to be able to move forward on your path. You long for calm, or at least for excitement that you can control. But every plot needs a good twist. And unexpected detours often lead to the best treasure.

Capricorn Sun and Rising – True to You

On King of the Hill, Hank finds out that his friends have been excluding him from their group vacations due to his reputation for being a stick in the mud. Determined to prove that he can party with the best of them, he joins them on a hunt for sunken treasure. At one point, the whole group jumps off the boat to swim in the ocean, and no one remembers to let down the ladder. Hank then sees the error of his ways and takes charge to get them to safety. He and his friends both leave with a greater appreciation for his nature. He may be a party-pooper, but party-poopers get stuff done. I don’t mean to say that you shouldn’t have a good time, Capricorn, nor am I saying you’re boring! But your reputation for responsibility is well-earned, and furthermore, it’s a good thing! Stay true to yourself and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Everyone else will come around soon enough.

Aquarius Sun and Rising – Your Core

This is your time to shine! The planets are aligning and everything is coming up Aquarius! But what does that really mean? The thing about Aquarius is that you’re always questioning yourself and interrogating your own shadow. Knowing who you are isn’t the most intuitive experience for you, so you often default to constructing an identity based on your beliefs. But my challenge to you this month is to subvert the paradigm. What would it look like if you created a world in your image? What if your real power comes from who you are, not what you think?

Pisces Sun and Rising – Know Your Piper

I’ve written a few times about The Pied Piper over the years. He probably existed in real life, and was most likely a well-intentioned character. He went to a town that was overpopulated and led some of the younger adults away to start new, more prosperous lives in a town that had been destroyed in war. We know that people did follow him, but the trail ends there. Did the travelers find the prosperity they sought? Or did they come upon a land in shambles and no help to be found? Did they have to rebuild the town all alone? These are questions to ponder in the coming months, Pisces. You may get an offer that sounds too good to be true, and you may be sorely tempted to drop everything and run off into the sunset. But how well do you really know your Piper? Maybe before moving, it might be worth taking a tour.

February, 2021

Aries Sun and Rising – Snow White Rising

In older versions of “Snow White”, the girl’s evil stepmother doesn’t just come to poison her once. In fact, she comes three times in three different disguises. Each time the stepmother fooled her, but each time Snow White narrowly escaped death. On the fourth attempt, however, it appeared that the stepmother succeeded. The girl ingested the poison again and fell into a death-like slumber. But what the stepmother didn’t know is that the previous attempts had inoculated the girl against the poison, rendering its effects much less severe. Snow White’s body was able to gather strength as she slept, and after a while, she summoned all her inner power and awoke, seemingly resurrected. Further, she married a wonderful prince and was elevated in power above her evil stepmother, forcing the jealous woman to bow to her. This month I see a similar story playing out for you. You will encounter challenge after challenge. But if you trust yourself and remain strong, you’ll eventually be able to summon power that shows your doubters what you’re really worth.

Taurus Sun and Rising – Shared Success

There was once a farmer who became extremely prosperous by selling a special strain of corn that had been cultivated by his family for generations. And every year, he gave away large portions of his seed corn to his neighbors. When asked why he did this, the old farmer explained that the same bees that fertilize his crops will also be fertilizing that of his neighbors. If he wanted his own crops to be the best, he had to make sure that his neighbors were growing good corn too. This month, Taurus, you may be tempted to break off and go it alone. But if you calculate carefully and share your resources, your harvest will be so much sweeter in the end.

Gemini Sun and Rising – More Than a Brain

There was once a brain in a jar who sought to understand the world. From its stationary perch, it observed humanity, but it always felt that something was missing. So one day it called to a human passing by and explained its plight. The human smiled and put wheels on the jar, allowing the brain to move. The brain was happy, but it discovered that being so low to the ground made it hard to see. It didn’t want to get stepped on! So the brain spoke to another human, who placed the jar on a raised platform. Again the brain was happy, but it felt very anxious when the jar began to slip off the pedestal. So the brain spoke to yet another human, who fastened the jar tightly to the platform. And so it went, with the brain working with kindly humans to continuously tweak its way of operating in the world. And in doing so, the brain realized something: one can’t understand the world by simple observation. One has to participate. So this month, Gemini, relish your participation in the world. Recognize that you, too, are of this world and a product of the people who have helped you along the way. And if there is someone or something you don’t understand, get your hands dirty and figure it out directly. This is not the time for armchairs.

Cancer Sun and Rising – Standing Apart

Groucho Marx was known for not quite fitting in. He tried, of course, but he preferred incisive observations and dark humor to rubbing elbows and greasing palms. So when his friends convinced him to join the local Friars Club, it turned out as poorly as one might expect. This culminated in his famous letter of resignation, in which he declared that he didn’t want to be part of any club that would have him as a member. This month, Cancer, channel Groucho. When you encounter pressure to join or fit in with the crowd, give yourself permission to step back and look inward instead. What you’ll find there is far more valuable than any group could offer.

Leo Sun and Rising – Sustainable Harvest

Commercial fishing can be an ecological nightmare. This is particularly true in the case of bottom trawling, in which a giant net is dragged along the ocean floor, catching anything and everything that lives there. Then the commercially viable fish are sold and the rest are tossed aside. A UN report estimates that this practice is responsible for 95% of the damage inflicted on deep-water ecosystems. However, many fishermen are exploring alternatives that allow them to go after only what they need and leave the rest. I urge you to take inspiration from these fishermen. In relationships, it can be easy to take everything that our loved ones have to offer and then some. But this month, try to be a little more specific. Taking only what you need, whether that be emotionally, financially, or otherwise, is far more sustainable and will leave everyone with more resources in case of a rainy day.

Virgo Sun and Rising – Coming Up Milhouse

On The Simpsons, Milhouse is a tragicomic character. He tries so hard to be cool and on top of things, but it never seems to work out quite right. He is the sort of character who only avoids walking straight into a cactus by getting horrible food poisoning and being forced to stop and vomit. Things never seem to go right, but he never stops trying to see the bright side. In one episode, he’s forced to wear embarrassing flood pants. But then an enormous flood sweeps through Springfield, and only Milhouse’s pants remain dry. It’s a small victory, but it still causes him to joyfully exclaim, “Everything’s coming up Milhouse!” Let Milhouse be your inspiration this month. You may encounter annoyances and setbacks. But if you do your best and keep the faith, by the end of the month everything will be coming up Virgo.

Libra Sun and Rising – Pursuit of Pleasure

Humans are pleasure factories. Our bodies and minds work together to come up with all kinds of ways to feel good. From food to sex to music to conversation, the world is always conspiring to find new ways to delight us. This month, Libra, I recommend that you give it a little help! Become a relentless explorer intent on finding new and interesting ways to enjoy yourself. Pet a kitten, sing at the top of your lungs, or grab a bunch of feathers and try to tickle yourself. Be as creative and weird as you can. We only get to live this life once, after all. Might as well feel as much joy as possible while you can!

Scorpio Sun and Rising – Here’s Your Roy Cohn

Roy Cohn, who served as chief counsel during the McCarthy hearings, was a complicated man with an even more complex legacy. But one thing everyone can agree on is that he was not someone you’d ever want to go up against in a legal fight. This is because he knew that actual fighting was rarely necessary. Cohn was a schmoozer of the highest order and had ingratiated himself with nearly every judge in the area. He is well-known for saying that he didn’t care one bit about the merits of any given case. All that mattered was the judge. I know that the life of a grinning socialite isn’t your cup of tea, Scorpio. But getting an edge in life IS. So this month, when you come up against opposition, channel Roy Cohn. Find a way to befriend your enemy, or at least someone with power to help you. It could be your ace in the hole.

Sagittarius Sun and Rising – Bridging the Divide

On Avatar: The Last Airbender, there were two feuding tribes. One tribe, the persnickety, detail-oriented Gan Jin, believed that their founder had been horribly wronged by the founder of the other tribe, the relaxed, messy, live-and-let-live Zhang. The Zhang, however, maintained that their founder had been wrongfully accused by the founder of the Gan Jin. Because of this, the tribes could never get along. The Zhang looked down upon the Gan Jin for their fussiness while the Gan Jin saw the Zhang as total slobs. It’s only when the hero reveals that the founders of the two tribes had actually been twin brothers that the conflict was resolved. The two tribes and their founders were two sides of the same coin, and they completed each other. Someone needed to mind the details and someone needed to be looking at the bigger picture. And this month, Sagittarius, the same is true for you. You may encounter something or someone who seems to be antithetical to your values. But if you dig a little deeper, you may find that you actually complement each other perfectly.

Capricorn Sun and Rising – The Middle Path

I have never been a fan of virtual reality. I’ve always had questions about the impact its widespread adoption could have on society as a whole. So when I found myself shelling out several hundred dollars to buy my stepson a VR headset, I was more than a little concerned. But when I tried it out for myself, I was delighted! I still very much prefer living in the real world and my worries are still there, but virtual reality is clearly here to stay. And what’s more, it’s not the boogeyman I envisioned. We set reasonable boundaries and my stepson has had a great time enjoying his headset in moderation. Of course, I don’t relay this anecdote because I think you’re interested in the minutiae of my daily life. Rather, I think this is an important metaphor for you this month. You are likely to come up against forces that are seeking to change things and pull you out of your comfort zone. And when you do, I recommend hearing them out. There may be a way for the forces of change and preservation to coexist. And if anyone can find it, it’s you.

Aquarius Sun and Rising – Sweetener

Aquarians are known for thinking globally. One of my favorite Aquarius-heavy activists sometimes becomes impatient with what seem like petty personal concerns, regularly exclaiming, “Who cares?? We’re trying to have a society here!” And while I sympathize with that view, I think there is some value in looking into those small personal concerns. Most people need more than shared values to join a cause. Simply put, you’ve got to sweeten the pot. So this month, no matter what you’re trying to accomplish, try to bring other people on board not by explaining the merits of your cause, but by speaking to their individual needs.

Pisces Sun and Rising – Metamorphoses

Despite proclaiming that he had no interest in love, Pygmalion had a secret desire. A vision of the perfect woman lived in his heart, where he nourished her image every night. Eventually, he was driven to sculpt her out of ivory so that at least she could exist in some form. But upon completion of this masterpiece, he despaired. Ivory couldn’t capture her perfect smile or the way her eyelashes fluttered when she laughed. It couldn’t capture her soul. So he went to the temple of Aphrodite, goddess of love, and begged her to take pity on him. And the goddess, seeing his sincerity, had mercy. When he returned home, he kissed his statue, and to his shock, the lips were warm. He opened his eyes and saw a perfect smile, then fluttering eyelashes as she giggled shyly. That which had lived in his subconscious for so long had now come to life. And Pisces, this month I expect you’ll receive a similar blessing. The secret wish you’ve been nurturing will finally draw breath for real.

March, 2021

Aries Sun and Rising – Poetry Bomb

When a young Julius Caesar was captured by pirates, he wasn’t what you would call a model captive. First he demanded they actually increase the bounty on his head, saying the price they had maned was far too low for someone of his status. He then began giving orders and acting like he owned the place until the pirates were ready to beg for mercy. But what really got to them was the poetry. Every day, Caesar would spend hours writing poetry, and would then require all the pirates to listen with rapt attention as he recited everything he had written. In the end, they would have given him up for free just to escape his literary torture. As you navigate the next month, try to think like Caesar. You don’t always have to mount a straightforward attack. Sometimes you can win just as easily with a more subtle approach.

Taurus Sun and Rising – Friendship is Magic

In the movie Inglourious Basterds, Lieutenant Aldo Raine was tasked with infiltrating a Nazi movie premiere and assassinating Hitler himself. But to do it, he has to create a crack team of some of the best, most motivated soldiers in the world to have his back. In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Frodo has to form a fellowship to help him achieve his goals. Even advice blogger Captain Awkward advocates creating a “Team You” as a support network before making any huge life changes. This month, Taurus, as you work to achieve your bog, audacious goals, you’ll need a group standing with you. So reach out and build your team.

Gemini Sun and Rising – Do Good Recklessly

Sometimes in life, our clarity leaves us right when we have to make a decision. We no longer know where we want to go, but we must go all the same. In these moments, the best advice comes from a poem often attributed to Mother Teresa. It says, in part, “People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway…The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway. Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway. In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” This month, Gemini, you may find yourself confronting all manner of confusing and unreasonable people. Do right by them anyway.

Cancer Sun and Rising – Bold Enough to Hope

On Avatar: The Last Airbender, there was a horribly downtrodden fishing village whose main water supply had been polluted by a factory owned by the colonizing army. The villagers had nearly given up hope, but then a mysterious woman dressed as the village’s protective spirit, The Painted Lady, appeared. She handed out food and medicine and even destroyed the factory. But what’s more, she gave the village a breath of new life. She was even able to convince the residents to work together to clean the river, thereby improving conditions for more just the village, but everyone downriver as well. I think this is an apt story for you, Cancer. You’ve been through so much that it might seem silly to try. But if you try to flow with the universe, you’ll receive help from the ether AND you’ll be empowered to help yourself.

Leo Sun and Rising – Legacy

When a glorious redwood towers toward the heavens, do we stop to admire the soil from which it springs? When we buy a gorgeous new pair of shoes, do we reflect on the generations of cobblers that came before? And when we breathlessly observe the migration of monarch butterflies across continents. How much time do we spend thinking about the countless times this journey was undertaken by their winged ancestors, eventually leaving a memory so strong it is coded in their very DNA? The time is ripe to reflect on these questions, Leo. What legacy do you carry?

Virgo Sun and Rising – Beautifully Adrift

In the song “Sweet Surrender”, Sarah Mclachlan details a strange story. She leaves her old life behind. And she is swirling in a torrid tempest of shock and confusion. But as she continues, she is aware of a deeper force at work. It is a force meant to place her on a raging river, with the ultimate destination being a meeting with her true love. The only thing that is asked of her, and indeed, the only thing she could give, was her surrender. When she was at her lowest point, all she had to do was give in and trust the universe to take her where she needed to be. Let this be your theme song, Virgo. While you are hardly at a low point, you would still be well-served to relax and trust that you’re already en route to exactly where you need to be.

Libra Sun and Rising – Healing Retreat

OnThe Legend of Korra, the hero, Korra, is badly injured. After an epic battle to save the nation she loved, she was wounded and found herself unable to escape the haunting visions that plagued her. Even though things were desperate and her help was still needed, she was forced to retreat and spend years with the best healer in the world before she could come back and face the spotlight again. But when she did, she was strong, refreshed, and able to defeat anyone who stood in her path. Take a lesson from Korra this month, Libra. The time is ripe to see a healer of your own. Regardless of what other people need, it’s time to take care of you.

Scorpio Sun and Rising – Simple and Clean

On The Golden Girls, Blanche becomes obsessed with true crime. So when Rose, her best friend, begins hiding details about her husband’s will, Blanche is certain there is a nefarious motive. Rose is so desperate to hide the true details that she even goes out of her way to lie and say that she was bequeathed a huge fortune, only to have lost it all on bad investments. But eventually the truth comes out, which is that Rose’s late husband simply wasn’t the financial success Rose had made him out to be, and Rose was trying to protect her husband’s legacy in the minds of her children. Blanche, having expected far more intrigue, is disappointed. But should she be? Sometimes life and love are surprisingly sweet. Sexy drama and dark secrets have their place, to be sure, but there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a little goodness when you can.

Sagittarius Sun and Rising – Right Outside Your Door

Sherlock Holmes, in addition to being famous for his powers of observation and reasoning, was well-known for his bohemian lifestyle. He would stay out for days on end, pursuing his latest passion or chasing a sought-after crook. Sure, he had his home base on Baker Street, but that was a mere shell, a place to lay his head in between fits of activity. For Holmes, it seemed, home was something he took with him wherever he went. But at the same time, he put work into knowing every nook and cranny of the city he lived in. I wonder if you can strike the same balance, Sagittarius? Can you expand your idea of home, but just a bit? What grand adventures wait just beyond your front door?

Capricorn Sun and Rising – Small Delights

Rest and relaxation are an investment we make in our own success. Appreciation for the small things is a way to immeasurably enrich our lives. A study from a prominent psychological journal recently found that connection to nature and a feeling of awe in the little moments are associated not just with happiness but with success as well. Heck, even Ronald Reagan enjoyed his naps and jelly beans. So take some time this month, Capricorn, to build a rest and reverie into every day, and watch your potential soar.

Aquarius Sun and Rising – Feel the Flow

I know it’s a cliché to tell people to do what they love and the money will follow. It’s said so often, and it is so rarely the case. But I think it belies a greater truth about life. If you follow your own path to your own passion, the resources you need will appear. This month, Aquarius, when you’re putting your audacious plans into place (and let’s be real, everything you do is audacious), put your trust in the universe. However unlikely it may seem, what you need most will undoubtedly come to you right when you need it most.

Pisces Sun and Rising – Under the Beams

There’s a trendy concept called a “main character moment.” These are times in our lives when everything aligns. Everyone sees you and makes space for you. Things turn out more easily than they should. Sunbeams seem to follow you like a spotlight. Help arrives from unexpected avenues. And anyone who isn’t working for your benefit fades into the background. This month, dear Pisces, is your main character moment. Just make sure that you remember most main characters have a goal. Use this time to achieve yours.

April, 2021

Aries Sun and Rising – Practical Demonology

A popular old webcomic shows a terrifying demon speaking to a tiny man, asking him why he is crossing through the demon’s domain. The man answers that he was just going into the kitchen to get a snack and got lost. The demon is incredulous, asking how anyone could end up on the Twelfth Plane of Torment on the way to the kitchen. The man’s reply? “I am not a clever man.” Now, Aries, you ARE clever, and don’t think I’m saying you’re not! But I think you’ll find yourself relating to that man a bit this month.  You may be certain where you want to go, but that might not be exactly where you’ll end up. But if you look at this as an opportunity rather than a setback, you might be able to gain some traction. After all, there’s a lot you can get up to in the Twelfth Plane of Torment.

Taurus Sun and Rising – Birthday Skunk

On Bob’s Burgers, Linda’s birthday was a mess. She got locked out of her car, her pants split down the back, she accidentally took a bus in the wrong direction, got in an epic fight with a neighbor, and then she got sprayed by a skunk TWICE. By all accounts, she should have been furious, frustrated, or at least dejected. But instead she arrived home feeling 10 feet tall, looking over everything she’d managed to survive that day. Later, while soaking in a tomato bath, she decided that getting lost and finding her way back was her new birthday tradition. I think Linda got it right, Taurus. The times when we get lost and everything seems to be going against our grain are often the times we learn the most about ourselves. And I suspect you’ll be very happy with what you find.

Gemini Sun and Rising – Hot Girl Summer

Even though Megan Thee Stallion’s “Hot Girl Summer” came out in 2019, I declare it to be your theme song this month. While the song is a bit…colorful, I expect that you will be too! Stepping out after a long, dark, foggy winter, you are ready to have some fun! There are people to see, friends to make, and a big gorgeous sun shining on your skin. You need to shine, and now is the time to do it! It’s true that you may be left with a bit of a hangover, whether literal or metaphorical, but it’s a small price to pay. There will be time for hard work and thoughtful repose later. Now is the time to revel in all that makes you “you.”

Cancer Sun and Rising – Scrubbed Clean

Few of us really like spring cleaning, Cancer. The chemicals, the abrasives, the scrubbing on hands and knees. But once you’re done, you have something shiny and renewed, not to mention publicly presentable again! And after that, you might just get to snuggle down in some fresh clean sheets with a delicious friend. So this month, whether your fresh start is in your home or your soul, don’t begrudge the process. Get down to business so that you can get down to the REAL business of enjoying life.

Leo Sun and Rising – Expert Student

In some ways, what we learn becomes who we are. You go to school to become a nurse, and after you learn what you need to learn, assuming all goes well, you become a nurse! Or say you learn everything you can about a particular topic. Suddenly you’re an expert! But I think that it goes deeper than that. If you ask me, it’s what you’re willing to learn that truly makes you who you are. Are you willing to learn about other people’s experiences in the world? Are you willing to learn from those who walked before you? And are you willing to unlearn the old and try something new? It’s these questions that truly determine who you’ll become.

Virgo Sun and Rising –Teachers in Low Places

When we think of the underworld, we often think of a dark and lonely place. But this is hardly the case! Hades is filled to the brim with souls, all of whom have a story to tell. Even Dante met the teeming masses in his journey through the inferno, with each type of denizen teaching an important lesson. Which is all to say that we are never as alone as we may think. When we face the depths, there is always a friend to find or a hand to hold if we so desire. And if we listen closely to that friend, we have so much to learn. It’s here in the shadows that we find the path to the light.

Libra Sun and Rising – Become the Master

You know how much you matter, right? I understand that sometimes you’re surrounded by such big personalities and shining lights that it feels like you’re relegated to a supporting role. Heck, you might even be happy to step back and support their bold dreams, even if it feels like you’re neglecting your own. But now, Libra, is an ideal time for you to take stock. Instead of looking at those self-assured go-getters in awe, why not take a page out of their book? Why not ask for the support you need because you need it, and not worry about how others will meet your needs. Just trust that they will. You matter. So take a leap of faith and bet on yourself.

Scorpio Sun and Rising – Rocket Fuel

There is a lovely quote that reminds me of Scorpio every time I hear it: “When we reach our lowest point, we are open to the greatest change.” Now, I do not mean to suggest that you will be hitting a low point. That’s because, for you, there really is no such thing. No matter where you are or what you’re given, you transform everything on such a subtle molecular level that there is no more good or bad. Everything becomes fertilizer or fuel. This month will fuel you more than you can imagine. And what’s even better, you’ll be more convinced than ever of your transformative powers. You have a gift, Scorpio. Use it.

Sagittarius Sun and Rising – Deus Ex Machina

There’s a lovely viral story in which a young gay man calls a LGBT+ bookstore in crisis, distraught and afraid he may hurt himself. As the customers overhear the clerk on the phone, a line starts to form. One by one, each customer gets on the phone with the young man, talking him through the pain and assuring him that they, too, had been there. It’s a wonderful story, and one that I think you’ll be able to relate to. The world sends its trials as it always does, but how lucky to have such a wonderful cast of characters to help you along the way! This month, the cavalry arrives exactly when you need it most.

Capricorn Sun and Rising – Echoes

In The Legend of Korra, the protagonist goes through a horrible ordeal. She is chained, poisoned, and nearly has the very breath stolen out of her lungs. Afterward, she’s left paralyzed, and it takes her years of hard work before she’s able to walk again. But even when she does, she’s not quite her old self. It turns out that small traces of the poison still live inside her, and she’s forced to relive some of the pain in order to finally get the poison out. And that’s how life goes, isn’t it, Capricorn? We survive our trials, but they never really leave us. But instead of being frustrated by the weight of what you carry, try reflecting on how much stronger you’ve become.

Aquarius Sun and Rising – Like a Rock

Messaging is important. In the 90s, Chevrolet was riding high on its successful “Like a Rock” campaign, which projected strength, reliability, and rugged individualism. It was a perfect combination. But when Chey tried to take it a step further, using the tagline while depicting one of their vehicles as a lifeboat. Again, it’s a great slogan, but one thing you don’t want your lifeboat to do is sink…like a rock. This month, Aquarius, is a good one to meditate on this story. Find a way of getting your message across that truly resonates with your audience. But also be willing to adapt when you meet resistance. Something you hadn’t considered might be worth a second look.

Pisces Sun and Rising – Randonaut

Early last year, an app was launched called Randonautica. Using a series of mysterious prompts, it generates coordinates in your local area, prompting you to go exploring. It claims that the coordinates are quantumly generated, and even suggests that it may be able to use your thoughts to guide the process. While I’m not sure about that part, I am sure that this is exactly the kind of adventure you need right now. This is the month to stand up, get going, and really get to know the world around you. Even the most mundane little suburb is teeming with mystery and adventure if you know where to look. So look!!!