In ancient times, women were ruled by the phases of the moon and the movement of the stars. These days, we pay more attention to the sound of Twitter reply on our smart phones.
While one is not better than the other, the fusing of time-worn myth and archetype with the efficiency of modernity seems difficult. In many cases, astrology and its mixture of of science and story can help bridge the gap between these different facets of our identities. Much like music.
Some of our musical Gemini mamas might express themselves through their lyrics while a mysterious, earthy Capricorn can do it through an intrinsic rhythm. We highlight some of our favorite sonic mistresses, their signs, and their week as illustrated through the art of astrology.
Aries (Mar 21-Apr 19)
Just like our favorite feisty Aries–[lastfm]Lady Gaga[/lastfm]–this week is all about you letting out your divalicious side, Aries. Not only are we brightly lit up by an Aries Sun but that Sun starts a power foursome with Mercury, Jupiter, and Uranus.
Those planets are acting like a personal assistant, trainer, nanny, and housekeeper. With their foundation, you can take a confident, powerful, even somewhat self-involved leap into the world without fear of repercussion.
Yes, treat yourself, but don’t forget the “little people” that helped give you the strength you need to move ahead. Look around you and remember to show your gratitude, whether that be in gifts, hugs, or a kind word.
Put all your eggs in whatever basket you are passionate about and keep your friends close and your enemies far away. If you want big rewards, you have to think big and gamble bigger. Ask for what you want, but keep your ferocious, fired-up dominatrix in a triple-locked chest under your bed.
Taurus (Apr 20-May 20)
Professional organizers always encourage their clients to purge their space before acquiring more “stuff.” The same is true of zen philosophy; what goes in must come out. This is your time for a little spring cleaning, Taurus.
The Sun is cleansing your twelfth house, the final phase of your sign’s zodiac cycle. If you have emotional crutches, toxic relationships, or a penchant for 3am junkfood, now is the time to reevaluate the negative things in your life, light them on fire, and let them burn.
You might not have any kind of replacement, but that’s ok. Sometimes it’s important to sit in the silence of your soul in order to understand what you truly need.
After you do that, consider heightening your spirituality–whether that’s through inspiring music, yoga, meditation, prayer, or increased involvement in your community.
You might think you don’t have the time to “take care of yourself,” but stop being a stubborn emotional martyr, Taurus. You deserve inner bliss.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Here’s the thing with you, Gemini. While many think of you as a social butterfly or the “life of the party,” what they don’t understand is that you are perfectly fine being by yourself. You are comprised of two different personalities; you are easily your own company.
Sometimes that makes people think you are intentionally trying to be mysterious or elusive. This week, you can’t afford to hole up in your own magical fairy-land. Get out there, socialize, and be as “go team” as you can possibly muster.
While you may be working with your own agenda, lighten up, set those aside and open yourself to many different perspectives.
Normally go-with-the-flow, Gemini has been suffering some emotional pressure that has to do with interpersonal relationships and understanding opposites. Whip out your finest party dress, suck it up, and invite yourself to the cocktail party that is life.
Don’t expect too much from your friends, but remember that just their influence can be healing or lead you on a sexy journey–or eight.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Get ready for a huge boost of positivity, Cancer! The Aries Sun combines with Mercury, Uranus, and Jupiter, making all that extra effort pay off. Cancer has the classic mentality that all work eventually equals all play–if you’re living life right.
Whether you’ve started a new workout plan or have been putting in extra hours of work, it’s time to sit back and enjoy the the sparkling champagne cocktail of success.
In fact, that might be literal as this week portends an element of star-factor public recognition that you’ve been patiently waiting for (and pretending you don’t care about.)
If this doesn’t feel right, and you still feel like life isn’t offering you the rewards you deserve, than take some time out to give back to others and see what happens. Sometimes, we are so focused on ourselves that we forget (by comparison) that our lives are infinitely better than those in dire need.
Leo (July 23-Aug 22)
For most Leos, life is already about exoticism and theatricality. While they are one of the most compassionate, warm, and altruistic signs in the zodiac, Leos also really love to be the center of attention. We aren’t going to tell to stop getting your goodies in the spotlight, Leo.
We are going to tell you to point your spotlight on some faraway land and bring your kittenish mojo to those not already acquainted with it. Now is the time for travel or dealing with people in different states of countries.
Even if that’s not something viable in your life or something you can afford, delve into deeper cultural waters as much you can this week. Start learning a different language, daydream while looking at plane fares, try some new ethnic cuisine.
You may not need to use this knowledge now, but one day you are going to be the perfect intermediary between something exotic and someone completely uneducated. Just make sure you do it with sincerity and warm-heartedness, rather than to be the most applauded.
Virgo (Aug 23-Sep 22)
The Sun will be in Mercury, Uranus, and Jupiter in your house of intimacy and intrigue, gives you powerful mojo without forcing you to show all your goodies. If you are in job negotiations or trying to woo over a hottie, keep back, stay coy and charming, and let them come to you.
You will also be thinking of joining financial forces with someone.
Don’t unless you have completely reached the same terms of agreement. Hold out for someone that really wants to devote themselves to you–whether that be in a relationship of in business–and always maintain control.
Hold on to your beautiful dreams and don’t let them fall to the wayside because you were a) too frank or b) too gullible.
Libra (Sep 23-Oct 22)
If you needed a fiery kickstart to your relationship or potential incendiary pursuance of love, get ready to have your relationship magic worked out and over. Instead of turning your nose up at every possible suitor, join forces with your libido and just go forth and collect.
We aren’t telling you to hang out with every Tom, Rick, and Barry but let go of your fears of involvement and heartbreak and start getting into intimate conversations with strangers–even if it feels uncomfortable.
In order to really find your soulmate, you need to realize that sometimes flaws or conflicts will exist. No one is perfect.And sometimes, in that imperfection, you find what is perfect for you!
Scorpio (Oct 23-Nov 21)
Girl, you need to stop hating on yourself and love your body the way it is. With the sun coming out full force, just like flowers grow from tenuous seeds, so will your physical being if you just remind yourself that your body is just as important as your spirit.
Follow a path towards healthfulness this week, Scorpio. Whether that be through exercise or reminding yourself to be less negative (and harsh) on yourself (and others.)
Focusing on these “feel-good” activities will help you feel better about any emotional stress that you have been going through. An efficient, motivated Scorpio is a happy Scorpio. And one that stays out of trouble. Everyone knows that a stressed-out Scorpio is the beginning of trouble.
Sagittarius (Nov 22-Dec 21)
Dear Sagg, you’ve got it all going for you right now and don’t let anything stop you–especially whatever insecurities about your skill you may be harboring.
Life might not be fair, but you’ve got all the balls in your court this week and it’s time for you to go out, network, be the Queen of the Jam, and let people know that you here to play the game.
Follow in your typical adventurous footsteps without fear. Just make sure you pay attention to how you present yourself. Filter your confidence through good intentions and let the positivity keep glowing.
Capricorn (Dec 22-Jan 19)
One of Capricorn’s strict operation modes is that of the Domestic Goddess. No one is happier than the Capricorn in her calm domicile.
But are you hiding yourself away because you enjoy it or because you feel lonely and don’t want to get too emotionally involved with those around you?
If it’s out of loneliness, try inviting some of your friends over to your pretty palace. Host a cocktail party or watch television shows together. Let people know that you need them right now, especially your family, who needs to know that you need them.
Don’t be afraid of showing weakness. Sometimes showing weakness is a sign of strength because you aren’t afraid to give people an intimate glimpse into your life.
Aquarius (Jan 20-Feb 18)
Although Aquarius is the notorious lone, eccentric wolf with the Sun getting busy with Mercury, Jupiter, and Uranus in the sector of social networking, you are bound to be “liked” by everyone around you.
Don’t shy away from the popularity in your typical rebellious form; go out and get acquainted with these new and fascinating faces. This week, it’s all about quantity, because these people could one day get your foot in the door at a prospective workplace.
When it comes to your already close friends, keep your head low and your outlook cheery. There might be some dissent in your group because of someone that is being two-faced.
Treat her with compassion but respectful distance. She’s less likely to stab you in the back down the road.
Pisces (Feb 19-Mar 20)
You want money? Well, Pisces you got money. Get ready to be showered with green because the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter, and Uranus are all sitting pretty in your house of income.
Of course, this is not ‘The Secret.” You still have to work hard to reap great benefits–just this time the universe is making is easier. Another thing that might make it easier to to put all your creative mojo from your Pisces power month into play–with your wardrobe.
Get out of your style rut–which is more whimsical than sophisticated–and try your hand at something a little more grown up and grounded.
In fact, being “grounded” and calm is the theme of this month.
- What is your sign? What song do you think personifies you as that sign? Let us know in the comments!