By Jane Cassady:
Scorpio (Oct. 22-Nov. 22): Look up and meditate on the YouTube video “Can’t Hug Every Cat.” Think about emotional honesty, awkwardness, little bow ties, and how much you love and want the soft, fuzzy things in life.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 22): To the Sagittarius who likes to knit at parties: may your busy hands make something glittery and magic, like rainbow socks or a scarf that is as warm as your heart is.
Capricorn (Dec. 23-Jan. 20): You are always carrying a lot of stuff. First, learn to love what your arms are already full of. Second, let someone take a few items and carry them for you.
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 19): If there is a god of OKCupid, (I guess that would be…Cupid) write him a thank you note spelled out in emphatic kisses and elaborate plans. You’re about to be a millionaire of snuggles.
Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20): You are a busy hum, bubbling like melty caramel, and as warm. Get the heater fixed and take all of the blankets out of closets. I feel like I’ve talked to you about quilt-forts before, but this is the time for them.
Aries (March 21-April 18): “Your eyes are like search engines.” (Chuck Klosterman) The stars always trust your ability to find what you’re looking for, to type in the magic words, to find the right algorithm. This week you powers are even better and cuter.
Taurus (April 19-May 18): “Now I become myself.” (May Sarton) Among your many superpowers is the power of self-creation. Take some time this week to marvel at your masterpiece, to thank your calendar, your mirror, your taste in songs.
Gemini (May 19-June 21): To the Gemini who had his car stereo stolen with my mix CD inside: I wish that everything lost in life were as easily reburned, so I could send it all back to you in a square envelope with a setlist inventory of everything that should be returned to you.
Cancer (June 22-July 23): Today at the post office, the lady who was helping me said that she likes to look up videos of hummingbirds, that sometimes she watches them come up and eat out of peoples’ hands. I’m prescribing this for you, and for myself, too.
Leo (July 24-Aug. 23) “Want what you have, do what you can, be who you are.” (Forrest Church) This can be next to impossible, so try it a little bit each day. Ask yourself who you are, and be whatever the answer is.
Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 23): “Jealousy can lead you to the places where you most need healing. It can be your guide into your own dark side and show you the way to total self-realization. Jealousy can teach you how to live in peace with yourself and the whole world if you let it.” (Deborah Anapol)
Libra (Sept. 24-Oct. 21): “Pull weeds for peace, turn over in your sleep for peace, / feed the birds for peace, each shiny seed/ that spills onto the earth another seed of peace. / Wash your dishes, call your mother, drink wine.” (Ellen Bass)