by Leona Moon
Aries (March 21 – April 19) Looking for an upgrade in the friend department, Aries? We’ve got just the day for you—mark Sept. 22 on your calendar. If anyone asks, you’re busy. Make sure you hightail it to the largest gathering of eclectic people you can find—a secret rave in a warehouse in Berkeley or VIP bottle service at one of San Francisco’s best clubs will do. There you shall find a special someone, who might just share the same peculiar hobbies that you’ve adopted.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Put your feelers out there, Taurus! Reach out to your network and tap all of your contacts. A freelance project of exceptional magnitude will be landing in your inbox any day, but you’ve gotta set some intentions and get the motion going. Secretly jealous that your friend’s temp job at Restoration Hardware turned into a full-time gig? Get to gettin’ and ask about opportunities!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20) Facebook friend requests keep pouring in, Gemini? It’s that time of year again—Mercury goes retrograde on Sept. 17. This time, the planet pit stops in your house of love. If you’ve been checking your friend requests hoping to hear from a past lover—now’s the time to reach out to see if you can give it one more go, or if the damage has already been done. We hear flowers work wonders.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22) Has the road to your latest relationship been a little tough, Cancer? There’s some good news—Saturn retrograde leaves Scorpio, ruler of your house of love, on Sept. 17, and heads into Sagittarius. What does this water-to-fire change-up mean for you? You can only go forward from here; every roadblock you’ve faced in love since October 2012 is about to stop. Powder up and give yourself a fresh start!
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) Baby fever, Leo? Chill out, single lions and lionesses—not all babies end up with a social security number and living in your house. But Saturn does head into Sagittarius, ushering in a time of a make-it-or-break-it baby moment. You may decide to start trying, or you may decide to put it off for a few years. May we suggest you opt for a hamster and a fish?
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) You know the drill, Virgo: Don’t sign any paperwork or contracts. Mercury, your ruling planet, goes retrograde on Sept. 17, until Oct. 9. How does this celestial favorite affect your life? You’ll have to spend the month in reflection rather than action. Certainly, there will be big moves brewing that you want to make, especially with planet of luck, Jupiter, in your sign. Spend the time channeling your meticulous side and work out any kinks before you take the plunge.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) Don’t panic, Libra! Sure, Mercury is going retrograde in your sign, but it’s not as bad as you think. Avoid buying electronics and spend your spare time investing in your future. Life moves by so quickly—when was the last time you were able to stop and smell the roses without also noticing that you have to do your laundry and change the cat litter? Make a vision board on Sept. 20.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Who’s that in line in front of you at CVS, Scorpio? It’s your best friend from third grade. Sure, it might feel a little awkward—you were the only one in your hometown who didn’t get an invite to his or her wedding. But try to think big picture. This could be your chance for an epic reunion.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) That project that is due next Friday, Sagittarius … yeah, it’s not happening. Mercury goes retrograde on Sept. 17, causing some serious holdups in your work sector. But fear not. While your boss might be temporarily irritated—there’s still hope for you: You’ve got Venus and Mars on your side in your work sector until Sept. 24. Take the heat, and wait for the dust to settle.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Planning on refinancing your home, Capricorn?! Boom baby, now’s the time! Sept. 22 is the celestial favorite when it comes to home-related matters and real estate. Just know that any call you make that day will turn out in your favor, and try to focus on the best part: Channel your inner Martha Stewart and give your space a makeover!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) Gear up for a romantic weekend, Aquarius! You’ve got some of the best planetary lineups on your side: Venus in Leo in a perfect angle to Uranus, planet of surprise. When should you expect the entire house to be clean and a trail of red rose petals leading to a drawn bubble bath? September 22—be there or be disappointed.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) Listen up, Pisces! Your partner is talking and you’re not listening! Disagreements may feel like the end of the world lately, but it’s time to take off your shoes and put yourself in your beau’s position. Lend an extra ear and support through trying times, and since Mercury goes retrograde Sept. 17, try to wait to get ngaged until the end of October. No signing any dotted lines—even for love.