Our Sun signs, along with the rest of our charts, are imprinted at birth in that first moment of independent existence. We are free to begin the process of personality development through the predetermined and as of yet undetermined aspects of the worlds we are born into. Sun signs are our true north: they imbue us with a general orientation toward specific ideals and, sometimes, traits. For example, Leos tend to be emotionally independent yet socially dependent. Caring? Very. Loyal? To friends…. As for their lovers, I’d lean toward a more “national geographic” description for lions. Who could turn down being king of the jungle?
March 21 – April 19
Keep calm and carry a big stick. Ruler Mars conjunct the Moon has you feeling strong and sexy. Don’t get heated — instead, burn some calories or spice things up by giving a deep massage.
April 20 – May 20
Nothing to prove, nothing to lose. With ruler Venus square to Chiron, you may find yourself working to undo any doubt about your character in the eyes of lovers. You shouldn’t have to work hard to be loved.
May 21 – June 20
Think twice and double-check. Uranus offers fresh perspective to ruler Mercury, which can lead to breakthroughs or breakdowns. Flex your mental flexibility in the face of the unexpected.
June 21 – July 22
Venus is in your sign for the next month, bringing cuddly good feels to your social life. With that increased sensitivity comes the potential for increased ups and downs. Hold on tight… to your teddy bear.
July 23 – Aug. 22
Got a bee in your bonnet? With ruler Mercury conjunct the Sun, your mind’s abuzz with business. Get busy, run errands, clear up any paperwork and bills. Take advantage of a clear mind to clear your plate.
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Let your freak flag fly. Ruler Mercury gets a touch of the eccentric thanks to a hard angle to Uranus. Try to be less hardheaded and more open-minded. It’ll help when things don’t go your way.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Nobody puts Baby in the corner. Chiron square to ruler Venus has you working too hard for Daddy’s love. Instead, show what you’re really worth by being the only thing worth being: yourself.
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
With ruler Pluto squaring off with Mars, power struggles swim to the surface of an otherwise successful living. Repressed urges eventually become other people acting aggressive toward you. Tread carefully and keep striving.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Choose your battles. Ruler Jupiter gets pumped up by Mars, daring you to take risks and fresh initiative. Before you leap, give some forethought to your plans. Rash actions lead to harsh reactions.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Hold on to what you’ve got. Ruler Saturn square Mars creates resistance in the pursuit of your goals. This may be frustrating, but use the friction to sharpen your blade for forging a fresh path forward.
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
With ruler Uranus catching a buzz from Mercury, things can get weird as much as they get clear. See any fumbles as fodder for fostering a more flexible mindset. Check twice before crossing.
Feb. 19 – Mar. 20
You’re already high on life, but ruler Neptune conjunct the Moon gives fangs to the fantasy. Keep in mind that your emotional sensitivity can cause confusion as well as delusion. Filter out the noise.