The Goddess of Love Emerges from the Underworld to Reveal a Total Eclipse of the Heart.
With Venus emerging from the underworld on the 16th and passing the retrograde baton to Mercury, the Messenger of the Gods, we now have the opportunity to review with a cool intellect all that we’ve uncovered from the recesses of our value systems vaults. Now that we’re more clear on what’s most important to us, we can plan accordingly and chart the course of our love lives and financial futures with confidence—boosted by Jupiter, the planet of faith and luck, moving into its own sign, Sagittarius, where it will reside for the next year.
By Lisa Lisa and the Star Jam*
SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21) On the heels of an upbeat year where you experienced a lot of personal growth, Scorpio, you’re poised for a beautiful new start. Polishing your self-image is one way to position yourself for the fresh chapter opening up around your finances. Your self-confidence is justifiably high, and it’s time to ask for what you’re worth. As Jupiter moves into your money house, don’t be afraid to think big. Create your abundant future by rewriting your business plan. Start with the mission statement and aim for the sky.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21) This month begins a year of massive expansion for all you centaurs. With Jupiter, your ruler, moving into your sign on the 9th (where it will be for the next year), you’re stepping onto the mountaintop with alphorn in hand. You’ve got big things to say and the collective needs to hear it. Have faith. Luck truly is on your side as long as you remember to blow on the dice before you throw them; and when you do, infuse your breath with the positive intention.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22-Jan 19) Lonely goats have been gleaning a good lesson on the benefits of the herd. Now that you’ve built your team, you’re ready to get down to work. While you’re not quite ready to manifest your vision yet, you’re in the right place to strategize. Don’t underestimate the power of your unconscious. Over the next year, it may be the source of a wealth of ideas. Recording those hazy thoughts between sleep and waking could help you tap into the motherlode.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18) Now that you’ve made some headway careerwise, you’re feeling confident and ready to see who you want to climb to the next wrung with. Wade into the river and find out whose values jive with yours. Luckily, in the coming year, there’ll be plenty of partners to choose from. Setting a new career goal will help you pivot in the direction of the right people. An endgame that benefits the many, rather than the few, is key. And the more elegant and balanced the endeavor the better. We’re counting on your beautiful minds, Water-bearers. How will you imagine the brightest, wildest future for all of us?
PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20) Reviewing your beliefs lines you up for the biggest career boost you’ve had yet. While your motor can run for years, as yours has, on the fuel of instinct and talent, here’s what we are thinking for you now: Use the month of November to dig into the concrete practice of writing a roadmap. Then, run it by your trusted inner circle. Next, refine it. By the time December rolls around, you’ll have literally written your own ticket out of whatever dead-ends have been bringing you down. All this forethought will help you to not jump too soon, as some slippery fishes are apt to do. You, of all the signs, know that time is just a construct.
ARIES (Mar 21-April 19) Slow down, you’re moving too fast. Shift gears in order to peer into your dream world. As you do, you discover a reservoir of somewhat unfamiliar symbols. There are riches there that can assist you in your career. Though it seems like a conundrum, suspend your urge for action now. By standing still, you uncover fresh resources that could support your wanderlust. Soon, the world will open up bigger than you’ve known it before. Book your airline tickets and set off to parts unknown, enroll in a program to expand your education, or get that manuscript in good shape for publishing. Whatever you choose, you’re laying the groundwork for your next career move.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20) By mid-month Venus, your ruler, is back on track. And single Bulls may be ready to start a new relationship or reap the benefits of a fresh perspective on what they’re looking for in a partner. Having a clearer picture of what you want helps tip the balance of the laws of attraction in your favor, and sets you up for a boom cycle in all aspects of wealth management. Create a kickass proposal and watch as the money pours in. Bulls, you’re ripe for a year of expanding your resources and building your own field of dreams.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You’ve been running at a fast pace for weeks now, catching up to the new life you’re suddenly living. You’ve done it, Twins. You’ve navigated the unexpected losses and are in the home stretch. A full moon in your sign toward the end of the month shines a light on your freshly minted image while Mercury, your ruler, shifts into reverse. It’s your cue to take a breather and look back at the ground you’ve covered and new roles you’ve stepped into. Meanwhile, lucky planet Jupiter is about to make the rounds of your relationship house and at the same time, Venus, the planet of love, is taking a second spin in your house of romance. Hmmm, you do the math. A word to the wise, you’ll have so many suitors to choose from, there’s no harm in being picky.
CANCER (June 21-July 22) The creative fire that’s been burning in Crabs for the last year is about to combust. Fresh ideas fuel future projects that inspire imagination and attract financial backing. You’re channeling your love of home, family, and roots into big projects that have the potential to improve the way we live. This is not a pipe dream. Your expertise and careful planning are the DNA that informs every project you conceive. The world needs your genius now.
LEO (July 23-Aug 22) Fresh beginnings on the homefront allow Leos the security and lifestyle they need to flourish. Make your plan first, dot your Is and cross your Ts, double check your grammar, and then gather your audience. You’re more ready to shine than ever before. Whatever you do, Lions, do it big. But be discerning with your words; your usual M.O. of shooting from the hip and going off script will not work. The key is to be well-prepared for the speech of your life.
VIRGO (Aug 23-Sept 22) Summer is over, and you now find yourself back at work where you belong. This sets you up well for Mercury, your ruler, which starts to backpedal mid-month. With a new moon in your communications house, you’ve got a new lease on what you have to say. Keep writing it all down and refine your message before you roll it out. Meanwhile, the planet of luck and expansion moves into your house of home and hearth. Keep in mind that the home you’re building is more of a compound to contain the things that most concern you. If you’re an artist, think retreat center.
LIBRA (Sept 23-Oct 22) Now that Venus, your ruler, is about to gracefully step forward, we hope you’ve regained your faith in not just love, but in yourself. Maybe it’s time for you to host the spirit of love on a local level by speaking your mind from the heart. You just might uncover a resource a few doors down, no driving required. Dear Libras, it’s exciting to consider the astrological omens that are suggesting that you’re about to embark on a new, rich relationship with money. When the cash rolls in, send us a check, love.
If you know your rising sign, read that, too; it’s often more relevant.
*Lisa Awrey and Lisa Carroll
illustration by @boccaccinimeadows