Mercury and Venus are still chillin’ in Scorpio. Mars is still hanging out in Aquarius, and the sun is still in Libra.
Aries (March 21 – April 19): Something big is coming up soon, in the next few weeks, maybe something you’re ready and preparing for, like a trip to Boston, or maybe something you don’t see coming, like a surprise visit from your estranged uncle. Whatever it is, brace yourself.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): Plans are overrated. Plans to marry rich and have a summer home in the Hamptons, plans to visit your grandparents over winter break, plans to catch dinner at 5:30 p.m., hit the gym by 6 p.m., the library by 7 p.m. and the pillow by 10 p.m. All sound great, but maybe your friends show up at dinner and distract you for a while, maybe your flight gets canceled, maybe nobody rich wants you. Your life isn’t ruined just because your plan is.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): There may not be a reason for everything, like the Tuesday rain cycle or the untimely death of Alan Rickman, but people do things for a reason. It may not be a good reason or a reason that makes sense, but this week keep in mind that that people aren’t arbitrary.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): Don’t mistake pessimism for realism. Sure, maybe the United States will never have universal health care, maybe Ariana Grande will never find love, maybe winter is coming and maybe Jon Snow will die in the final season of Game of Thrones, but that doesn’t mean these things are inevitable; they’re just possibilities. Except maybe the winter thing.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): Things might be tense between you and your friends this week. Sometimes when big personalities get together, certain ideas may clash and you start realizing how annoying it is that they always use this tone like you were born yesterday. Just try to work through it and remember why you’re friends to begin with.
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22): This week do some yoga, drink a smoothie, go to bed early, take some time to just listen music (maybe something smooth and melancholy like Simon and Garfunkel or cheerfully dorky like The Beach Boys) or color a picture. Go to Wellness and Prevention to just chill, do your laundry and put it on when it’s still fresh and warm and clean. Self-care is more important than midterms.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): Hard truth: Not everyone is going to like you. No matter how hard you try to impress them and no matter how many jokes you tell, there will still be people who are just not into you. The sun is still in your house, and you’re in your element, so this may seem at odds with how you feel, but if you can accept this and stop trying to make cupcakes for your enemies it’ll be one less thing to stress about.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): Trust is important this week. Whether it’s trusting your parents to feed your dog while you’re at school, trusting your classmates not to forget their half of the group project, trusting your friends to take your laundry out of the machine like you asked so your best socks don’t get stolen or trusting yourself to wake up when your alarm goes off. Maybe it’ll make you feel vulnerable, but it’ll pay off.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): The Tyrannosaurus rex could only run at about 25 mph because if they ran faster their top heavy bodies would face plant, their stubby arms would be too short to catch them and they would die. Moral of the story, if you know can’t catch yourself, don’t push yourself so hard that you fall over.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): Surround yourself with people this week. You never know when you may need their support, whether that means a hand to help you up after you fall off one of those trippy zero-gravity treadmill things at the gym or holding your hair back after you party too hard.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): Uncertainty is not a weakness; it is an opportunity. An opportunity to explore and consider. Lives are not railroad tracks leading from one station to the next and the next. There are side streets and alleys and sidewalks and hiking trails that lead to jobs in marketing, publishing, broadcasting, technical writing, inventing, innovating, or improving. Volunteering and serving and teaching and helping all have their own paths and unsurety is not failing. It is a chance to see where your feet take you.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): Don’t get too caught up in yourself this week. Your homework might be insane, your ideas might be genius, your drama might be soap-opera worthy, but make sure that you don’t annoy the people around you by constantly self-obsessing. ‘Cause that’s not cool.
Alex Houdeshell is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.