Jane Cassady, break it down, girlfriend:
Libra (Sept. 24-Oct. 21): If you can’t tell your support group that you’re sick of support groups, then who can you tell? Take some time away from bonding and delving and just paint, or dance, or run. This is always the way that things start to untangle.
Scorpio (Oct. 22-Nov. 22): Spend each morning writing to the divine whatever, to physics, to the clouds, to the river—whatever force might be able to propel you forward. Don’t be afraid to ask for everything.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 22): To the Sagittarius in Austin, soaking up sunbeams—are the pancakes warm? Are the readings full of humor and adorable accents? How is the book-writing going? The stars are always thinking of you and hoping it feels like home.
Capricorn (Dec. 23-Jan. 20): You’ve always known how to walk away at the right times and walk toward something wholly better—that’s why your life is so enchanted. Can you teach the stars this talent, Leaps of Faith for Beginners?
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 19): Aquarius is closed this week for renovations. The stars apologize for the inconvenience and welcome your requests.
Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20): The stars like to picture you on tour, typing witty observations into your telephone, reading at the front of churches and the back of bookstores, opening the window to let the highway air in, playing DJ for the travel songs. Have a safe trip and please send us a postcard.
Aries (March 21-April 18): This week, listen to Such Great Heights, both the Postal Service and Iron and Wine versions. That’s where we’re going, darling, and the stars songs are always with you.
Taurus (April 19-May 18): To the Taurus settling into a new job: may you always be needed. May the time flow by like magic. May you walk home feeling satisfyingly tired. May you decorate the new space with beautiful things.
Gemini (May 19-June 21): The stars see apple picking in your future, and mum-shopping, and the consuming of maple candy. Run with adorable children through aster-strewn vistas. Watch the leaves start to change. Enjoy the love and bright colors, it’s everything.
Cancer (June 22-July 23): To the Cancer who called about the sky in New Mexico, thanks. I was feeling claustrophobic and your travels set me free a little. Thank you for hinting at new possibilities.
Leo (July 24-Aug. 23): Dance at your friends’ wedding and think about connection—how much love the couple has, and how much each guest has, and so on, until it’s all a big squishy fractal of love. No, the stars are not high.
Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 23): “However confused the scene of our life appears, however torn we may be who now face that scene, it can be faced, and we can go on to be whole.” (Muriel Rukeyser)