My song for you this month, Aries, is “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” by Green Day.
Sometimes we all feel a little alone. And sometimes we all feel stifled, frustrated, or impotent. There’s so much you want to accomplish, but all you’re feeling right now is stuck by yourself with your demons. But we’re never truly alone. Even if the city around us is sleeping, we are still a part of our surroundings, and we belong. And if you’re looking for someone to treat you with kindness, start by looking to yourself. If you are really the only one you can count on, then you can at least start by being excellent to yourself.
Taurus Sun and Rising – As Is
My song for you this month, Taurus, is “As Is” by Ani DiFranco.
What’s truly special about you, Taurus, is that you understand what is most valuable in life. Mansions and gourmet dinners and gorgeous people are great! They are! But you know that the most valuable thing in the world is what is right in front of you. If something is real, accessible, satisfying, and yours, that’s all you need. So remember that special talent when you’re feeling restless. As Ani sang, “When I look around, I think this, this is good enough…’cause when I look down, I just miss all the good stuff. And when I look up, I just trip over things.” Don’t trip, Taurus, and definitely don’t miss what’s good. Chances are you’ve had it this whole time.
Listen here: Ani Difranco-As Is – YouTube
Gemini Sun and Rising – Montana
My song for you this month, Gemini, is “Montana” by Venus Hum.
This is your month! It is Gemini season, and all the most fun planets are showing up to the party. It’s time to shake off all the cobwebs of the past year and get down to the business of enjoying life! Yes, you may be busy, you may be overwhelmed at the frantic pace, and you may even be hopelessly behind in your work or plans. But as the song points out, even when we’re racing to the next stop, we can still enjoy good music, spring flowers, and a big, beautiful sky.
Listen here: Venus Hum: Montana – YouTube
Cancer Sun and Rising – Guardian
My song for you this month, Cancer, is “Guardian” by Alanis Morissette.
Cancer, you have been through so much over the last few years. You have, as Alanis sings, “Smiled when you’re in pain… You (have been) pushed beyond what’s humane.” And yet you have continued to smile, Cancer. You have continued to love and try your best and give everything you have. You have been there for so many, and now it’s time to take care of you. And if you can’t find someone to play the role of guardian, then become your own champion. Your heart deserves care just as much as anyone else’s.
Leo Sun and Rising – Are We the Waiting?
My song for you this month, Leo, is “Are We the Waiting” by Green Day.
Life has been a struggle lately, huh? You are trying to juggle hard work and security with restlessness and necessary change. It’s a difficult balance at the best of times, and this month throws a wrench in the system. You may feel like you’ve lost ground, or you may want to throw your hands up entirely. But remember that you are not at all alone. So many of us are stuck, waiting for the life we are trying to build to come to fruition. Things will move eventually, but for now, we have hope and we have each other. And that’s not so bad.
Listen here: Green Day- Are We The Waiting (Lyrics) – YouTube
Virgo Sun and Rising – Every Single Night
My song for you this month, Virgo, is “Every Single Night” by Fiona Apple
We all know the rhythm by now. You’re relaxing, kicking up your heels, and enjoying the sunset when WHAM – the dog comes running by, chased by screaming children, and somehow everyone is simultaneously sticky and soaking wet. Then it’s a flurry of activity as you try to settle everyone back down. And sometimes we don’t even have the dog to blame! Sometimes that same flurry comes from within. But no matter how your mind churns, try to recall this song’s very good advice, “So I’m gonna try to be still now. Gonna renounce the mill a little while.” You, Virgo, can find the calm inside the storm.
Libra Sun and Rising – Light Up My Room
My song for you this month, Libra, is “Light Up My Room” by Barenaked Ladies.
Sometimes in life, a little magic comes our way when we’re least expecting it. We look around, and suddenly the combined hum of the traffic and crickets outside becomes a symphony, the light bounces off the broken glass on the sidewalk just right, and we’ve overwhelmed with the beauty of it all, wondering why we never saw it before. Our entire world opens up, and the air is crackling with our joy at being alive. You have that opportunity now, Libra. Open your heart to the possibilities.
Listen here: Light Up My Room – YouTube
Scorpio Sun and Rising – Clint Eastwood
My song for you this month, Scorpio, is “Clint Eastwood” by Gorillaz.
Sometimes life is two things at once. Sometimes we’re pulled into the depths at the same time we’re lifted to new heights. Sometimes we see the destruction and pain permeating the world, but we also see the sunshine and change on the horizon. The world is dark, but it’s beautiful. It’s harsh, but it’s changing. We’re hurt, but we’re healing. As the song says, “I’m useless, but not for long. The future is coming on.” And for you, Scorpio, it really is.
Listen here: Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood (Official Video) – YouTube
Sagittarius Sun and Rising – 21 Things I Want in a Lover
My song for you this month, Sagittarius, is “21 Things I Want in a Lover” by Alanis Morissette.
Your tribe, Sagittarius, is notoriously hard to pin down, and even harder to fence in. It’s not that you fear commitment so much as you fear not being allowed to explore the world. And if you are going to commit, it had better be to the right thing! I encourage you to spend this month considering what you really want and what truly complements you. Maybe the song can give you some ideas! And, as the song states boldly, “In the meantime I’ll live like there’s no tomorrow!”
Listen here: 21 Things I Want in a Lover – YouTube
Capricorn Sun and Rising – Leaves from the Vine
My song for you this month, Capricorn, is “Leaves from the Vine (Little Soldier Boy)” performed by Mako Iwamatsu
You of all people know how fragile life can be. The world is filled with billions of, as the song puts it, “fragile tiny shells drifting in the foam.” Sometimes life is harsh. Sometimes the things we hope to reunite with don’t come back, or if they do, it’s in a form we never expected. But even as the song is stark and spare, it is also filled with healing and sweet release. And so is life. We grieve our losses, protect what we have, and celebrate the return of life and love once again.
Aquarius Sun and Rising – Thirty-Three
My song for you this month, Aquarius, is “Thirty-Three” by Smashing Pumpkins.
It’s common to get so caught up in life, jobs, family, goals, ideas, or whatever else, that we lose touch with our roots. We forget the familiar streets that carried us to where we are. We forget the people who may not have played a major role in our lives, but who made the world richer with their presence. When this happens, we need to make a return trip. We need quiet reflection so that we can integrate everything that has brought us to this moment. Let this song inspire you to take a contemplative moment and remember.
Pisces Sun and Rising – Jupiter (Swallow the Moon)
My song for you this month, Pisces, is “Jupiter (Swallow the Moon)” by Jewel.
There’s nothing like a good reunion. Whether it’s with a person we’ve been missing, a special location, or even a beloved piece of our own soul, nothing feels better. We are flooded with relief and joy as we gaze upon them. Then we sit and marvel as our eyes drink up every single inch. A hole in our hearts we didn’t even know we had is filled, and we feel complete. This month, Pisces, something that has been missing from your life for far too long may just return. You may also get a taste of something wonderful and entirely new! But whatever it is, take your cue from Jewel and make sure you savor it completely.