Libra (Sept. 24-Oct. 21): “I’m cute together with everybody.” (Tom Haverford on Parks and Recreation) Feel free to get pretty and go out and put your face next to whoever’s face you choose. It’s worth the risk every time.
Scorpio (Oct. 22-Nov. 22): Learning a lot can make you tired, so practice your napping. See how many different times and places you can snuggle in a handmade quilt and fall asleep.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 22): Since life is brand new for you, meditate on all the words you can think of that begin with the prefix “trans:” Translate, transmute, transubstantiate, transfix, transcend, etc. Enjoy the miracle of moving from one thing to another, and back again.
Capricorn (Dec. 23-Jan. 20): Some people are occupying cities while others are simply trying to occupy their own skin. Either way, take up space. Become an art installation, a political movement, a parade.
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 19): Whatever outfit you choose for the party, you will be the belle of the ball. Fill up your cup, your cake plate, your dance card, and celebrate every sparkle you have.
Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20): I hadn’t thought about Mystery Science Theatre in years, and then this week I ended up in two separate conversations about it. Snuggle up on the couch with some synchronicity and some snarky, B-movie-commentating robot puppets.
Aries (March 21-April 18): “Leave your book and leave the mirror, ‘cause you’re already stunning. The sky above was never clearer, and the engine’s running.” (Fatty Gets a Stylist) Make yourself a mix of get ready songs and go!
Taurus (April 19-May 18): Sit down to a nice game of Apples to Apples. Remember that nothing beats unicorns or love letters, and winning is always blessedly arbitrary. The key is to know your judges.
Gemini (May 19-June 21): This week, stop making mixes for people who never make mixes back. I know a few generous souls who would be over the moon for a playlist from you, so give them what they deserve.
Cancer (June 22-July 23): “I ask for what I want and say no to whatever I don’t want.” (The Ethical Slut) Even if a no brings a moment of discomfort, in the long run, directness will pay dividends. Even if girls cry. At least that’s the way it’s supposed to work.
Leo (July 24-Aug. 23) You are excellent at making tea for broken hearts and mopping up early-morning tears, but you deserve better. You deserve fancy cinnamon for your toast, every moonlit walk, every fall afternoon. You are so very warm and bright.
Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 23): As I learned from a helpful sign taped to a tree at Occupy Philly, “The thing in us that we fear the most just wants our LOVE.” That thing is your naked, silly, vulnerable heart, and you really do need to learn to love it. It is the best part.