By Jane Cassady:
Scorpio (Oct. 22-Nov. 22): To a Scorpio pal who builds elaborate architecture out of Legos, and who alerted me to the existence of Lego conventions—people and conventions are so wonderfully specific. Good for you if even in your spare time you are building something innocent and complicated, all at once.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 22): Every good mixtape contains a few skippable tracks. For instance, the stars often like to include a Glee cover of a belty pop song—delightful, but certainly not for everyone. Celebrate the miracles of imperfection this week, the reasons we are both human and divine.
Capricorn (Dec. 23-Jan. 20): To the Capricorn in the picture, head of a festive zombie family—it’s exactly right, given the number of times you’ve resurrected yourself, how hungry you are, and how tireless. May you roam the streets forever, uncursed, never to be decapitated or set on fire.
Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 19): Legend has it, Jonathan Safran Foer just rattled off Everything is Illuminated with no drafting process or writing training. Anya Ayoung-Chee, this season’s Project Runway winner, started sewing just four months before the competition. Look for talent to come bursting out of you like that.
Pisces (Feb. 20-March 20): Your friends are closer than you think to where you are already going, so be sure to send them invitations, they’ll come. You will soon enjoy workshop-reunioning, poems for refastening, and your friends will line up to have you sign every precious new creation.
Aries (March 21-April 18): Last weekend, the stars went to Broadway to see Daniel Radcliffe in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. It made us miss Mad Men and you, made us wax philosophical about gender and the secretary archetype, made us worry a little extra about the Occupiers getting covered in slush, but mostly we just loved the tap dancing.
Taurus (April 19-May 18): “I contain all I need for a life full of delight.” (Affirmation from The Ethical Slut) And you do—you are exactly in the right place for it to all come bursting out of your hands like a magician’s bouquet, as if from nowhere.
Gemini (May 19-June 21): “Your life long membership is free, keep a-giving each brother all you can. Oh, aren’t you proud to be in that fraternity, the great big brotherhood of man?” (From How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) If this quote included “sisterhood” and all the other genders too, it would be how unified and complete you’ll feel this week.
Cancer (June 22-July 23): To the Cancer who is packing up his office as his job is being outsourced—I forgot to make you a last-day-of-work mixtape, but here’s this: You’ll have a new work home soon, a new place to hang your semi-ironic Twilight calendar, to cozily express your fondness for math, a new team of pals with whom to have inside jokes. Until then, enjoy catching up with your reading.
Leo (July 24-Aug. 23): “If you get tired, pull over. If you get hungry, eat something.” (From Best in Show, as Christopher Guest sets out for the Mayflower Dog Show) This week, submit to your body—if it says fall asleep at 8:30, put on an episode of Radiolab you’ve already heard and let it soothe you off to sleep.
Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 23): While it may be tempting to stay in your comfort zone, on the couch, in front of the television, the stars will give you 50 points for every risk you take, every stranger you meet, every new experience. First one to 500 points wins a pancake supper.
Libra (Sept. 24-Oct. 21): The stars do no know what it takes to run a marathon, but we know you’re headed towards worthy goals. In the next few weeks, you will have uncommon strength, steady endurance, and…the right number of electrolytes? I really don’t know what it takes to run, but you’ve got it.