How The Signs Can Ignite Their Inner Revolutionary

written by KTZ astrologer Deria; artwork by KTZ astrologer Emily Wills

With a global pandemic putting many of the world’s economies on pause, major cities on lockdown, and medical facilities at capacity, there is no denying that 2020 is set to be a year of great change.

COVID-19’s quick and widespread movement has shocked government leaders and public health experts alike but many astrologers have been warning us that this year would be instrumental in accelerating the crumbling of outdated structures and systems that have controlled the world order for centuries.  Our KTZ podcast on the 2020 Ascension touched base on such themes, for example.

At the start of the year, there was a huge bunching of outer and inner planets in the sign of Capricorn which symbolizes the tradition and material habits of our ancestors and is often associated with the father. Pluto, the planet of death and rebirth, has been transiting Capricorn since 2008 and will remain there until 2024. The emphasis of Saturn and Jupiter joining this slow-moving planet in January signifies some impetus to the long and arduous fall of white-supremacist capitalism and cisheteronormative patriarchy.

Revolution is not a one time instance, rather it is a series of overlapping generational arches and stretches of time made up of many actors and events. In the words of Aquarian science fiction author, Octavia Butler, the only constant is change. But with the shift of planets the rate of that change can be expedited or drastically prolonged. 

“We are living in strange times” is a popular phrase we have been hearing as of late and no one knows strange like the rebellious, swift-thinking sign Aquarius. On March 22nd, Saturn the Planet of Structure and Discipline moved into Aquarius and earlier this week was joined by Mars, the planet of drive and ambition. The sun in the impulsive house of Aries adds emphasis to this conjunction, suggesting that the rate at which we see our lives change will be as rapid as fire spreading through a wild forest. 

Aquarius is group-oriented, technological savvy, and future-bound. Saturn and Mars conjunct in this air sign fans the flames by demanding us all to act quickly and innovatively in the interest of the collective. And so far we have picked up the call. We are organizing mass strikes, online jam sessions and learning spaces, encouraging one another to #stayhome, creating beautiful art together, and redistributing funds to the most vulnerable through mutual aid projects. 

There will be no waiting. Saturn will be in Aquarius for three months before moving back into Capricorn until December of this year. This time can be astrologically described as an opening and a glimpse at how each of us can take part in shifting our world from a profit-driven resource hoarding society to a more love-organized, life-valuing, egalitarian one. 

Below is a brief guide for each sign to tap into their inner revolution with tips on organizing areas to take an action in, where to start their political education journey, and revolutionaries that share their sun sign. The future is now, skymates.

Aries: The Disruptor 

Aries, we need your warrior spirit and more than likely you have already begun to take action without hesitation. You are a passionate and energized community member who is not afraid to stand on the frontlines of strikes and protests because you are not afraid to speak out against your company’s maltreatment. You will take the risk when you find a fight worthy of your fire. You may be the first person to ask neighbors if they need support with groceries and organizing rapid response kits. To channel this energy, look to your creative and galvanizing power. You cannot lead alone so trust others to hold and support you. Make the call and the right people will come running. 

Aries Revolutionaries: Walter Rodney, Bayard Rustin 

Political Education: Self-defense, Organizing a strike, Preparing response kits

Taurus: The Stabilizer

Taurus, how many times have you texted your group chat “we will get through this <3.” You are the community member who holds a calm for your community because you are grounded in the earthly knowledge that we have all we need to get through. Abundance is your middle name. To ignite your inner revolutionary it would be helpful to share your steadfast beliefs and your unwavering commitments with your loved ones. You model for your community the importance of holding onto the good things, the urgency of prioritizing self. Rest is revolutionary. Joy is revolutionary. Listen to your body and let it be your guide. The future will be luxurious cause there is more than enough to go around.

Taurus Revolutionaries: Malcolm X, Grace Jones, Lorraine Hansberry, Kathleen Cleaver 

Political Education: Herbalism, medical industrial complex, food justice, burnout culture 

Gemini: The Communicator

The revolution is humorous, or as bell hooks says “We cannot have a meaningful revolution without humor.” In a time where we can easily sink into despair and dread, we need your wit and light to remind us of the absurdity of it all, Gemini. Laughter is your medicinal power in addition to your knack for disseminating useful information. Your supreme communication skills and effortless charm will prove to be indelible to connecting your community members to the right resources including other community members. You can really ignite your inner revolutionary by digging deep into your heart to discover your guiding truth. It is that truth that will help you commit to the work with verve.

Gemini Revolutionaries: Che Guvera, Kendrick Lamar, Tupac, Erica Garner, Eric Hobsbawm 

Political Education: Pod Mapping, Pan-Africanism, political comedians 

Cancer: The Healer

The revolution will be loving. Cancer, you have probably made tons of phone calls and sent millions of texts to your loved ones checking in on them to make sure they have everything they need to survive the pandemic. Like the Cancerian revolutionary, Assata Shakur who volunteered her time with the Black Panther breakfast program, it is important to you that your community is fed. Picking up groceries for the elderly, leaving food packs for the homeless, or organizing food drives for queer and trans folks is just a few ways you can be found supporting the most vulnerable. You can intuit our most basic needs and demand reciprocal systems of care from all. To really ignite your inner revolutionary, make a habit of doing personal capacity check-ins to ensure you are pouring from a full cup and not exploiting yourself to tend to others. 

Cancer Revolutionaries: Franz Fanon, Assata Shakur, Sylvia Rivera, Nelson Mandela 

Political Education: Community care, inner-child healing, Black Panther Free Breakfast Program

Leo: The Actor

Leo, your big heart beats for the collective good and it is your mighty presence that will see us into radical healing and transformation. With your lyrical speeches, commanding poetry, and boisterous chants, you will be at the core of this movement inspiring each of us to take up the mic ourselves and lead our communities to new horizons of love and generosity. To ignite your inner revolutionary, it is important that you get playful and listen to the younger you who is not the least bit amused by outdated top-down styles of leading but rather is supported by a circular, egalitarian approach. Power is most useful when shared, when we join hands and fight together.

Leo Revolutionaries: John Africa, Fidel Castro, Marielle Franco  

Political Education: decentralization, horizontal leadership, Black feminist theory 

Virgo: The Organizer

Virgo, you are the community member that knows that if we do not show up for one another no one else will, especially not the state. So you show up in service with diligence and a clear sense of duty, often doing the tasks that no one else cares to pick up, but the menial thrills you. You do these tasks like organizing all membership information, sending out info emails, or making phone calls with reverence and without asking. You love digging into the details of a fundraising or outreach strategy to ensure that your goals are met effectively. To ignite your inner revolutionary, centers humanity instead of profit. There is no room for hard work that continues to hold up crumbling empires. Look around you and see the wild vision of love that is coming into form around you.

Virgo Revolutionaries: Kwame Nkrumah, Marsha P. Johnson, Paulo Friere, Sonia Sanchez 

Political Education: Socialism, Interdependence, radical forgiveness 

Libra: The Harmonizer 

Libra, symbolized by the scales of justice, you believe deeply in harmony and balance.The question of restoration is at the center of your motivations as a revolutionary. One of your greatest tools will be your knack for hosting and love of art and culture. Hosting a fundraising party or DJing an online kickback for your comrades is just a couple ways you will use your artisan skills to affect change. Venus ruled, your aptitude for romance and ability to weigh all the options would make you a great mediator. To ignite your inner revolutionary, commit to being fair to your comrades instead of liked and praised by everyone. This will help you stay true to yourself and the fight for an equitable world.

Libra Revolutionaries: bell hooks, Nat Turner, Fannie Lou Hamer, Winnie Mandela   

Political Education: restorative justice, accountability processes, relationship anarchy 

Scorpio: The Transformer

Scorpio, your revolutionary superpower is your desire and capacity to go to ends that many others will not face. You are not afraid of the dark, of death, because you are intently aware that what lies on the other side of those depths is a beautiful future we all deserve. This makes you a powerful healer that is keen on the wounds and traumas that many of your comrades are holding. This also makes you a great facilitator as you can hold, move, and transform multiple energies in the room. To ignite your inner revolutionary, you must learn to trust your comrades and allow them to go through their own process of healing. We all confront change differently, but one must choose their ascension.  

Scorpio Revolutionaries: Nawal El Saadawi, Bobby Seale, Barbra Smith 

Political Education: healthy detachment, abolition movements, healing justice 

Sagittarius: The Story-Teller

You are the political educator we all need. The professor who is just as deeply committed to teaching as they are learning. You can often be seen traveling from space to space sharing your wisdom and stories which effortlessly weave together universal lessons of humanity, fear loss, triumph, and love. To ignite your inner revolutionary it is important for you to ground your lessons in accessible language that can be digested by the masses. Think of fun and engaging ways that you can impart this information whether it be through a card game or a tik-tok. Your undying optimism is going to see us through these times of dread and your wild stories of adventure will remind us to keep our eyes up ahead.

Sagittarius Revolutionaries: Thomas Sankara, Shirley Chisolm, Ella Baker 

Political Education: pedagogy of the oppressed, global capitalism, indigenous languages 

Capricorn: The Builder 

Capricorn, we need your determination and get it done attitude. Unlike Leo who is at the front of the show, you are the leader that takes a more behind the scenes approach to movement work. You are a skilled strategist who can foresee the systems needed to ensure a nationwide bailout is successful. Your excellent management skills and solution-oriented nature position you as a foundation builder. Without a sturdy foundation, the movement could be wiped out with swiftness. You work to make your ancestors proud honoring their legacy by integrating their traditions into the rituals and habits of your community. To ignite your inner revolutionary, you must remember that emotions are a valid source of information in system building. If your comrades are overwhelmed, anxious, or defeated they are less likely to show up to organizing meetings or go out and do an action.

Capricorn Revolutionaries: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Michelle Obama, C.L.R. James, Afeni Shakur, Muhammad Ali 

Political Education: Disability justice, emergent strategy, care labor  

Aquarius: The Awakener

Aquarius, you were born for revolution. During this time you may have been putting together theories and presenting cool evidence charts to prove to your community that capitalism has and will always fail us. And while making your claims against the state you are working diligently with your comrades to imagine and build a new future. Your strong point in this time will be facilitating group conversations, leading online design projects, and offering vision prompts. To ignite your inner revolutionary you must make your fast thinking/processing accessible to the people. To do this be honest and vulnerable about the many feelings of fear, compassion, and hope you hold which are motivating you towards a more equitable future.

Aquarius Revolutionaries: Angela Davis, Audre Lorde, Huey P. Newton, Bob Marley 

Political Education: Afro-futurism, Race & gender bias in artificial intelligence, queer theory 

Pisces: The Dreamer

Pisces, we need your idealism. You are the dreamers of the zodiac who believe deeply in the grandest visions of love. You are the artisans who preach through song, through dance, through visuals. You spread the hope of love to everyone you meet and those who witness your creations. You art heals us all. You remind us to drop the logical and lean into the deep unknown but widely felt and shared experience. You want to hold hands and chant with your comrades because you know the power of touch. You want to do sing-alongs because you know the power of harmonizing. You say the prayer and offering, you sage the space, you call on all spirit guides and angels to protect the movement. You connect us to our life source. To ignite your inner revolutionary, lean on your comrades for support with the details, allow them to help you put your dream into practice. 

Pisces Revolutionaries: Rihanna, W.E.B. Du Bois, Miriam Makeba, Nina Simone, Claudia Jones, Myrlie Evers–Williams

Political Education: pleasure activism, communal living, Black anarchism

We hope this guide can help you ignite your inner revolutionary. Spread the love and share with your fellow skymates who may need some motivation. One of the best ways to better know yourself and what ignites your revolution is to get a personalized, in-depth Birth Chart Reading. We’re offering 20% off yours when you use the code “awaken” at check-out. You’ll receive your reading within 10 business days as a PDF sent to your inbox. A sustainable, life-long investment in your awakening, knowledge of self, and healing. Enjoy!

@KnowLibra Weekly Scope 7.19 – 7.25

Libra, this week may be a gamechanger for you, as your planetary ruler Venus’ presence in Leo has helped you vocalize and express your emotions while also knowing how to set necessary boundaries and name your expectations. Monday – Wednesday, the Sagittarius Moon encourages you to infuse more playfulness in your encounters. Then Thursday and Friday, the Capricorn Moon helps you feel rooted in the direction you’d like to go, especially now that Mercury is no longer in Gemini. You’re feeling less indecisive and more confident in your undertakings. This weekend’s Aquarius Full Moon activates your sector of pleasure and creativity, making it a wonderful time to wrap up a passion project or initiate exciting changes in a romantic relationship.

@KnowCancers Weekly Scope 7.19 – 7.25

Cancer, this is the first full week that Mercury is in your sign, and this helps you pay attention to your body, your intuition, your desires and your dreams with greater clarity. It can also lead to you being more moody and passive-aggressive, especially as we approach the Aquarius Full Moon on the 24th. A part of you may feel like so many elements in your life are rapidly shifting, and you’re seeking more stability in your life. Once Venus shifts into Virgo on the 21st, you may start to feel more secure romantically, as people will be less self-centered and more generous with you, and vice-versa. Use the Aquarius Full Moon to become aware of your insecurities and inner blockages. What may be holding you back from fully letting love in, and why?

@KnowGemini Weekly Scope 7.19 – 7.25

Gemini, you may find yourself feeling extra sensitive and nostalgic this week, now that Mercury’s settled into Cancer and Venus, the Planet of Love, will switch out of Leo on the 21st and enter Virgo. A part of you feels like you have to put on the grown-up pants now and face certain responsibilities head-on rather than being avoidant or inconsistent. Push through the challenges that may emerge, and use Monday – Wednesday’s Sagittarius Moon to connect with people who can help you remain optimistic as you recreate yourself. Then Thursday and Friday, the Capricorn Moon encourages you to tackle your financial obligations with a spirit of discernment and self-awareness. By this weekend’s Aquarius Full Moon, you may feel as free as a bird and ready to launch into something exciting and brand new. I love this for you!

@ScorpioMystique’s Weekly Scope 7.19 – 7.25

Scorpio, start off the week with the spirit of adventure and travel. The Moon will be in Sagittarius, and Mercury in Cancer will harmonize beautifully with Uranus in Taurus. You may be pleasantly surprised by the people you meet and connect with as the week begins. Then Wednesday – Friday, the Capricorn Moon will have you focused on clarifying the way you communicate your truth, both to yourself and to others. Focus on being as honest and transparent as possible. By this weekend, the Aquarius Full Moon will have you mastering the art of emotional detachment in ways that deeply surprise you, and invigorate you. Since this is Jupiter’s last full week in Pisces (it re-enters Aquarius on July 28), you may find yourself feeling more sensual, sexual, magnetic and passionate, even with the Aquarius Full Moon energy. Finding a balance between logic and sensitivity is key.

@KnowPisces Weekly Scope 7.19 – 7.25

Pisces, this is the last full week that your planetary ruler Jupiter spends in your sign. On July 28, it will retrograde back into Aquarius for the next five months, and this will signal a shift from a more self-centered reality to a more spiritually-centered one. This week is therefore ideal for pouring into yourself as much as possible, indulging in self-care activities, and learning how to fully trust your instincts. Monday – Wednesday, the Sagittarius Moon encourages you to be more adventurous and to say yes to spontaneous experiences. Then Thursday and Friday’s Capricorn Moon will help you add more discipline into your lifestyle, and once the Aquarius Full Moon strikes on Saturday, you’ll feel more aligned with your “why”, and ready to welcome Jupiter back into Aquarius early next week.

@KnowAquarius Weekly Scope 7.19 – 7.25

Aquarius, this is the last full week that Jupiter spends in Pisces — it’s getting ready to re-enter your sign on July 28. You’re therefore going to feel focused on your financial and emotional security this week, allowing you to express your emotions more freely and openly than before. Monday – Wednesday’s Sagittarius Moon has you in the mood to break free from your usual routine and be more daring in all aspects of your life. Then Thursday and Friday’s Capricorn Moon will encourage you to confront more of your personal shadows — what have you been avoiding, and why? The answers you seek may appear around the time your annual full moon strikes on the 23rd, so avoid getting too bogged down by distractions or responsibilities. Make room for your freedom.

@KnowCapricorn Weekly Scope 7.19 – 7.25

Capricorn, you’ll find yourself deeply inspired and reinvigorated this week, as a part of you is learning how to be more trusting of people who enter your life. Jupiter’s presence in Pisces has helped you do so, and this allows you to open up to life’s blessings rather than be skeptical of what’s entering your life and consciousness. Monday – Wednesday’s Sagittarius Moon can lead to blessings unexpectedly entering your life. Then Thursday and Friday, when the Moon is in your sign, you’ll be able to focus on what needs to be done in order to level up in all areas of your life. By this weekend’s Aquarius Moon, it’s very likely that you’ll come up with an unconventional and radical way to increase your income while actually doing less work. Yay!

@KnowSagittarius Weekly Scope 7.19 – 7.25

Sagittarius, this is a significant week for you, as your planetary ruler Jupiter spends its last full week in the sign of Pisces. It’ll re-enter Aquarius for several months on July 28. Right now with Jupiter in Pisces, you’re more sensitive and dreamy than ever, and that’s helped you open yourself up to chance encounters and romantic liaisons. Make the most of this magnetism, especially with the Moon in your sign Monday – Wednesday. Then starting Thursday, the Capricorn Moon can lead to you focusing on a project that requires much of your attention and discipline. Do your best to minimize distractions and play the long game. By the time the Aquarius Full Moon strikes this Saturday, you’re likely to have a breakthrough idea regarding how to launch your next creative project. Trust your instincts and soar!

@KnowVirgo Weekly Scope 7.19 – 7.25

Virgo, you’re finding yourself drawn to more mystical and otherworldly experiences this week as your ruler Mercury continues to traverse through Cancer. Since this is also Jupiter’s last full week in Pisces before re-entering Aquarius on the 28th, you’re learning how to trust your deepened intuition, as well as open yourself up to the waves of love and intimacy that have been trying to flow into your life. Monday – Wednesday, the Sagittarius Moon pushes you out of your comfort zone by asking you to express yourself in ways that feel uninhibited. Thursday and Friday’s Capricorn Moon may help you make a pivotal business decision that increases your long-term security. Then this weekend’s Aquarius Full Moon encourages you to surrender to the unknown while still believing in the best case scenario. Celebrate how much you’ve evolved these past six months.

@KnowLeo Weekly Scope 7.19 – 7.25

Leo, a part of you is able to fully step into your power this week, especially as Venus spends its final stretch in your sign. It enters Virgo on the 21st, helping you find ways to be more selective in both romantic and financial matters. It may be time for you to finetune the people and experiences you give your attention to, in order to make room for more specific blessings to enter your life. Monday – Wednesday, the Sagittarius Moon encourages you to think more broadly about your life mission. Then Thursday – Friday, the Capricorn Moon helps you find tangible solutions to what once seemed like huge problems. A minor readjustment could make a world of difference. Saturday’s Aquarius Full Moon feels quite liberating for you, as it helps you connect your current situation to a more global perspective, and you won’t feel as alone anymore. You are deeply loved and supported, Leo.

@KnowTaurus Weekly Scope 7.19 – 7.25

Taurus, this week your planetary ruler Venus switches out of Leo (on the 21st) and enters Virgo. You’ll start to feel more focused on your connections and pleasure during this transit, but you’ll also be more cautious, reserved and disciplined romantically and creatively. If you previously were distracting yourself with more spontaneous people or experiences, you’ll feel a shift towards more mature and long-lasting unions, romances and friendships. This is also the case mid-week due to the Capricorn Moon’s stabilizing influence in your life. This Saturday, the Aquarius Full Moon encourages you to be more innovative, while also being aware of how and when your stubbornness and inflexibility can cause you to burn bridges, unnecessarily. Check yourself before you wreck yourself, and give yourself permission to re-route if necessary.

@KnowAries Weekly Scope 7.19 – 7.25

Aries, this is Chiron’s first full week retrograde in your sign, so take it easy and try your best to decrease the amount of pressure you tend to place on yourself. Your ruler Mars is still in Leo for a while longer, but you may get burnt out on Monday – Wednesday when the Sagittarius Moon encourages you to do everything at once. Mid-week, the Capricorn Moon helps you slow down and take things step by step, and this can lead to you achieving a professional breakthrough. By the time the Aquarius Full Moon strikes on the 24th, your communication sector will be activated, helping you express yourself and your needs in more revolutionary and straightforward ways. In order to get what you want you have to be daring enough to ask for it directly.