Well, summer was fun while it lasted! These are the lessons we have to learn to live with, I suppose, even with the Sun in frisky fire sign Leo, urging us to sow our wild oats in this hot, wet heat. Blame your loose-morals friend Venus, who has left the high life of the Lion for Virgo, the sensible Lesbian of the zodiac, and bearer of harsh truths.
What does all this mean? No more pawing and playing allowed, kids. Social life? Caput. It’s time instead to sit with the consequences of our unbridled revelry. Meanwhile, Jupiter’s continued retrograde has shifted into Aquarius, which also has us checking our behavior. Thank the stars that Mars is also in Virgo, providing a swift kick to your sunburnt tuchus so that you can “Get Your Shift Together.”™
Seriously, though: there are some who will seek to punish revelers for the emergence of the Provincetown cluster: “How dare you participate in risky activities!” But the universe indicates that such spankings are not needed. What I see in the stars is a combo that will give you the clarity of mind you need to keep enjoying life after 18 months of isolation and despair. You know your joy needn’t preclude you from protecting everyone’s health and well-being.
When reading your personal horoscope, remember to take it with a grain of salt and to look up from your scrolling to engage in society — because civic engagement is more important than discounted man blouses on Instagram.
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Don’t waste time questioning your purpose in life. Find a stride and stick with it. But without spreading yourself too thin.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Your social proclivities may give rise to a pompous perfectionist streak. Demand better from yourself, not others.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
We know you’re a brand unto yourself. But keep in mind not everything needs your mark upon it. Share that creative force.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Avoid taking offense at the slightest provocation. You can’t always have it your way, so relax and go with the flow.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
There’s a paper jam in the printer that feeds your ego with wordy praise. While you’re fixing that, tend to other neglected tasks.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Your creative pursuits are a testament to your talents, but try not to make it all about you. It’s a big world.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Instead of proffering your scathing criticism, focus instead on the ways that other people bring harmony to your life.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Things are pretty confusing right now, which might have you questioning your identity. The key for you now is to identify with a goal and move toward it.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Somewhere between pure laziness and high energy is a sweet spot for play and self-awareness. Find it.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
In the tremendous effort of reshaping one’s life, acceptance of limitations is key. You could, of course, also opt to form new habits.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Nothing is going to take you back to a time without socializing and exploration — so don’t let anything stop you.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Your highest vibration involves doing just enough of nothing and only so much of everything. Find it, keep it.