Whether you are someone who has a matching earring and necklace set of their zodiac birth stone, or you are an avid disavower who does not know/care/want to know their star-assigned traits, astrology can still provide a source of interest and comfort in a confusing world. Horoscopes do not promise to provide obvious footprints to follow, or a dot-to-dot of what comes next. Instead, they provide a means with which to go on from – a vantage point that allows you to tune in to yourself and your state of being amid the blurriness and rush of the day. The cyclical pattern of astrology means that there is always something on the horizon. As Week Four progresses, horoscopes can be a necessary reminder that everything is an unfolding process of openings and closings. Sometimes what is needed is to take a step back, to pause, and reflect.
Aquarius: Jan 20 – Feb 18
You have begun and you will continue in the same fashion. The unique and the familiar may be half-lost but your story will keep on turning page by page. Sometimes you may feel like this is not good enough: there are too many tick boxes to tick and too many words to write. But everything you do provides you with another step to stand on, and soon you will be able to see the sky.
Pisces: Feb 18 – Mar 20
You are compassionate and independent. You trust your intuition and back yourself. Give advice, and learn to listen to it too. You cannot hear and talk at the same time, take a breath, look at the autumn leaves, and keep walking.
Aries: Mar 20 – Apr 20
Confident and determined, you have been so close for a while now. You are muscling through and relying on yourself. Sometimes you will stop and you may think what if you had taken a different path. Said a different word. Waited another moment. But you cannot live your life in fragmented moments, remember that the sky is big and wide and the sun always rises the next day. Have hope in yourself. You are doing well.
Taurus: Apr 20 – May 21
Perhaps when you see yourself reflected back in another’s eyes you are confused. There are processes in place for you right now that are not positive, are not conducive to growth. You need to make a decision. You are kind and true and honest, now be all of those things to yourself, too. You deserve everything and more.
Gemini: May 21 – June 21
Finally, it feels like you are reaching out and through. So much has changed so quickly and yet it took so long to feel it happen. Tell your narrative how you want it to be spoken aloud. Owe the past confusions to love, whatever that means to you, and give yourself time to keep on growing. Be open, and hopeful and rested.
Cancer: June 21 – Jul 23
You are pushing forward and forward and forward but don’t forget the golden edges of autumn. Time is slower than you think yet faster than you realise. Someday it will be tomorrow and all of this will be gone, what do you want to remember from your time now? Intimacy, familiarity, connection, light-heartedness- all of this matters too.
Leo: July 23 – Aug 23
Sometimes frustrated under a heavy load, you can fuel yourself on your own opinions. Yet remember that you are a good friend, and often being fuelled by excitement and love are just as valid. Your friends will be there for you in the grey and the red, yet stay warm-hearted and humorous. This way you are truest.
Virgo: Aug 23 – Sept 23
Autumn is a time for drawing in and building up. It is a resting place for the butterflies and the mind, and a time for new beginnings and resettled openings. Remember to nest and be gentle to yourself, as you are gentle and nurturing to others. Whatever the day, the story will continue because you do.
Libra: Sept 23 – Oct 23
Cooperative, diplomatic, gracious. Sometimes we construct our identities in the gazes that reflect back at us, yet you have always been yourself in spite of it all. Take a moment to be proud. You are trying and you keep trying. You are also achieving. Don’t get lost in the sauce of the mundane but keep sharing in all the accomplishments of the world.
Scorpio: Oct 23 – Nov 22
You are radiant and confident. You believe in yourself, and so you should, but remember to keep on believing. You are where you are now because you have worked and you have cared. Don’t stop caring. Your life is yours, seize it with both hands and flourish.
Sagittarius: Nov 22 – Dec 22
You spend so much time seeing and noticing and analysing. Remember that you are alive too, you can listen but you can also act and you, yourself, are so completely enough. Your values are honest, and strong and wonderful. Ask yourself what you want and listen to your own answer.
Capricorn: Dec 22 – Jan 20
Sometimes grey covers blue but recently you have re-sparked. It is now time to keep on being, some defiance and energy may re-ignite you further. Comfort, always, but do not retreat. Stand up tall. Acknowledge the shifting seasons, the red, the orange and the tinted purple. Think of how you feel, not how you appear, and act accordingly. The world will be gentle if you remember to be tough.