Pisces: February 19 – March 20
Ruling Planet: Neptune, the Planet of Fantasy
Where You’ll Find Them: in their own world, at an artist gallery, writing a song
What They Avoid: predictability, structure, societal expectations
Pisces, the 12th and final sign of the zodiac, is all about connecting with depth and the subconscious. As a Water sign, Pisces is profoundly emotional, sensitive and intuitive. Pisces re known for their big hearts, full of love and compassion. They tend to wear their hearts on their sleeve, unlike the more guarded Water signs Cancer and Scorpio. Pisces is the ultimate dreamer, often floating off into their own world when the “real” world gets too overbearing. With Pisces, there’s much more than what meets the eye. Pisces can play tricks on your mind due to their adaptability, which is why they’re symbolized by the Fish.
Pisces are artists, healers and mystical being, so they don’t gravitate towards the typical careers that society often creates. They would ideally not even want to work at all, because Pisces understand that life is meant for being more than just a rat race. Life’s meant to be felt and experienced fully, and Pisces is too often aware of how easily desensitized and disconnected human beings can be. That’s why Pisces uses art as their outlet —they’re able to remind everyone of our collective humanity.
If you want to be friends with a Pisces, be prepared to deal with their unpredictable nature and occasional moodiness. Pisces doesn’t that well when it comes to being in time or continuing a super long stream of conversation, and that can lead to people feeling like Pisces is irresponsible or flakey, when in reality they’re just doing their own thing. Pisces is a very loyal, caring, intuitive friend who often knows what’s going on with a loved one just by looking at them in their eyes. There is a darker side of Pisces in friendship, though, one that Pisces sometimes tries to deny. Pisces can be an all-consuming friend, and can sometimes let their jealousy get the best of them. Pisces’ mission is to learn to accept each and everyone of their feelings — they aren’t “good”or “bad” — they’re just what they feel.
A Pisces in love is a beautiful sight, as long as the relationship isn’t a toxic one. As the most spiritual sign of the zodiac, Pisces tends to have a savior-complex in relationships at times, and this can lead to them being overly self-sacrificing and compromising, to their own detriment. Since Pisces is ruled by Neptune, Planet of Fantasy, they can sometimes idealize their lovers or put them on a pedestal. They also don’t always let go of unhealthy unions, causing them to go through more pain than necessary. Alternatively, once Pisces becomes more aware of their inner strength, they’ll be able to transcend toxic unions and attract soul-stirring, mutually beneficial, transformative ones.
Aquarius: January 22 – February 18
Ruling Planets: Saturn, the Planet of Challenge & Uranus, the Planet of Surprise
Where You’ll Find Them: hacking a website, filming a documentary planning a revolution,
What They Avoid: following the rules, mushy-gushy relationships, petty drama
Aquarius, the 11th sign of the zodiac, is known as the Water Bearer because it’s all about the transmission of elements and information form to another. Aquarius is the humanitarian of the zodiac. Ruled by Saturn and Uranus, Aquarius knows how to remain focused on a project that will benefit something larger than their own self. Aquarius is the innovator of the zodiac, always ahead of the game, which is why they may feel like a misunderstood loner at times. At other times, though, Aquarius knows how to put on their social hat and live it up — it all depends on their mood.
Aquarius has a knack for technology that makes them a natural entrepreneur and creator. They would thrive as a technologist, marketer, journalist, business person, activist, grassroots organizer and politician. Aquarius is known for having very progressive and unconventional thoughts and ideas, so not everyone will necessarily be on the same page as them, and they really don’t mind. Aquarius will often pave their own professional trajectory. They won’t necessarily view formal education as the main means to an end. They’ll create their own legacy based on their true interests, which are varied and changing. Aquarius does excellent work on their own, but they are also incredible leaders and collaborators.
Friendship is Aquarius’ forte, because they are quite observant creatures and they love to figure out what makes people happy and what makes them tick. So while Aquarius can sometimes purposefully get on your nerves just for fun, they also know exactly what to do or say to make you explode in laughter or to dry your tears. Aquarius is the kind of friend who will actively come up with solutions to your problems, as long as your problems aren’t super emotional or dramatic. Being an Air sign, Aquarius feels most comfortable in the intellectual world, and they’d benefit from befriending more sensitive types who can help them tune into their intuitive world. When Aquarius combines the intellectual with the emotional, they become unstoppable.
One thing Aquarius must learn to do in order to boost their love life is to not fear their emotions. Aquarius tends to intellectualize their sensitivities and even hide them behind a mask of indifference. This is due to the fact that falling in love or even the concept of intimacy can make Aquarius a bit too uncomfortable — they’re more at ease with friendship than in love. Nevertheless, Aquarius is a sapiosexual, meaning they’ll fall in love with your mind first. The key to an Aquarius’ heart is to be knowledgable and curious. Aquarius will want to dive into your being if you can keep them interested and thirsty for knowledge. And while Aquarius will always seek freedom and independence in their relationship, they still make their lover their priority, in their own way. Everything about Aquarius is done in their own way, and that simply can’t be changed.
Capricorn: November 22 – December 21
Ruling Planet: Saturn, the Planet of Challenge
Where You’ll Find Them: working their butt off, planning for retirement, counting their money
What They Avoid: laziness, procrastination, small talk
Capricorn, the 10th sign of the zodiac, is known as the most hard-working and the most ambitious. In fact, Capricorn would benefit from not taking themselves or their lives as seriously they do — but that’s way easier said than done for a Capricorn. They were built to be successful, and they feel a huge drive to surpass their own expectations and crush all of their goals. But unlike some super assertive signs, Capricorn isn’t extremely flashy when it comes to their determined nature. They keep it really low-key, only speaking when they feel like what they have to say improves upon the silence, and only laughing when they truly mean it. Capricorn keeps it real, even if it’s too real for the masses to handle, and that’s what makes them so special and unforgettable. The sarcastic and cynical Capricorn plays absolutely no games.
When you ask a Capricorn what they want to achieve, the list will be endless, and it will be extremely impressive. Capricorns thrive in positions of authority, such as being a business person, a lawyer, an entrepreneur, a principal or administrator, etc…They don’t do as well when it comes to taking orders from others, and that’s mostly because Capricorn does a much better job of calling the shots — they intuitively know what must be done to get the best possible results and they wouldn’t want to waste any time trying out other methods. Even if Capricorn works for someone else, they often become distinguished team members who are given leadership positions anyways.
Having a Capricorn as a friend means that you have a constant shoulder to lean on. But don’t think that means cry on — Capricorn has little tolerance for people who feel sorry for themselves. Capricorn is the zodiac sign that experiences the most challenge on average in their lifetime, but that also makes them the wisest and most mature of all the signs. But that explains why Capricorn will not waste their time feeling sorry for their friends or family members. They know what it means to fight and to be a warrior, and they will love you in a tough-love manner to teach you to stay strong and keep pushing.
As a lover, Capricorn has to constantly work on tearing down the walls they so carefully built up. Capricorn must also avoid letting their workaholic tendencies cause a rift in any relationship they do begin. Capricorn is best suited for a relationship where their partner agrees to let them pursue their passions and independent interests, and where they can feel motivated and inspired by their partner. They can’t be with someone who is unsure about their life direction or who holds them back from going after their ultimate goal. Still, Capricorn’s romantic lesson is to avoid trying to check off all the items of what an “ideal match” looks like, and to open up to the variety of possibilities that the Universe may present them with. They very well may surpass their expectations. Sometimes the high standards that Capricorn impose are more liberating than anything. Capricorn can shock their lover by loving them uninhibitedly, and without skepticism. It takes a very special kind of lover to see that side of Capricorn, though. It’s worth all the effort.
Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Ruling Planets: Jupiter, the Planet of Luck & Abundance
Where You’ll Find Them: traveling the world, teaching at a university, learning belly dancing
What They Avoid: 9-5 jobs, following the established norms, being politically correct
Sagittarius, symbolized by the Archer — half man, half horse — is arguably the most positive and optimistic sign of the zodiac. When you think of a Sag, the bow and arrow pointed towards the sky comes to mind, and that’s an adequate way of describing a Sagittarius: always reaching for greater heights, always seeking to expand their horizons and reach for beyond. Sagittarius is the philosopher, the forward-thinker, the idealist and the philosopher of the zodiac. Sagittarius will make you view life from a different vantage point, and this is one of their strongest traits.
Professionally, Sagittarius’ were born to teach and to learn. Even if they don’t pursue higher education, they will be self-taught. Their desire to absorb knowledge is contagious, which is why they often make excellent educators, gurus, mentors, advisors, and counselors. Sagittarius is multi-talented and easily inspired, and this can be a great combination but it can also lead to them starting many projects that they don’t always complete. Sag tends to have a short attention span, so they’re constantly in search of stimulation, adventure and action. They thrive when they can exert themselves in a physical way, making them great athletes and travelers.
As friends, Sagittarius is able to seek out what’s unique and interesting in anyone they meet. This makes them very popular and cultured, because they make friends with people from all sorts of backgrounds and cultures. Sagittarius has high ideals and will spend hours debating people and trying to get them to see things from their perspective. But Sag is definitely an open-minded sign, and they’ll listen to the various opinions while remaining true to their own. Sag is extraverted for the most part, and can have quite the wild social life. They can’t be tamed.
As lovers, Sag tends to press the pause button before letting their emotions be shown in an intimate relationship. Sag may feel more comfortable as friends or hook-up buddies at first, but this may be a self-protective way of not letting people see what makes them tick. Sag tends to keep things light-hearted for the longest amount of time possible. When they do fall in love, it’s as if they never saw it coming, and all of a sudden they’re head over heels in love. Sag has an aura about them that makes them seem non-attached, and this can cause their partner or love interests to worry about whether they’re in it for the long haul. The truth is that you never truly know. You have to wait and see. Either way, a relationship with a Sag is one that you remember.
Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
Ruling Planets: Mars, the Planet of Action and Pluto, Planet of Transformation
Where You’ll Find Them: pondering the meaning of life, looking for an all black outfit, pursuing their passion
What They Avoid: wishy-washy people, large crowds of people, people in general
Scorpio, the eighth sign of the zodiac, is the most misunderstood. When people hear “Scorpio”, they most often think of sex and death. Everything about Scorpio is a mystery, and this has led to people creating myths about Scorpio — some based in fact, and others pure fantasy. The truth is, Scorpio is a profoundly intuitive and spiritual Water sign with a stubborn streak and a deadly stinger. But contrary to popular belief, Scorpio doesn’t just go around stinging just anyone. They know their venom is precious, and they aren’t reactive to every single situation. Scorpio will wait for the perfect time to strike — if they decide to strike at all. You never know what Scorpio’s thinking.
Professionally, Scorpios succeed at any career that lets them call the shots from behind-the-scenes, such as being a private detective or investigator. They also thrive in the limelight, which is why many Scorpios like Drake become the voice of their generation. Everything about Scorpio is extreme and intense — they don’t do things in half-measures, so they seek to be wildly passionate about their job or else they may easily become complacent and irritated. Passion is at the core of who Scorpio is. Their life-long mission is to always keep the passion alive.
Socially, Scorpio are extremely cautious and guarded. They can count their true friends on one hand, and they would rather have a small amount of true OG’s rather than a huge amount of frenemies. Scorpio is very slow to trust, but if you’ve earned their trust, they’re the ultimate ride or die. Having a Scorpio on your side is the best feeling in the world, because they make you feel protected and powerful. But if you cross a Scorpio, your life completely turns upside down. You’ll regret ever hurting them.
Multiply the way a Scorpio is as a friend by 10 million and you may get a clue of who they are as lovers. They invest their all into relationships, which is why their standards are so high. But Scorpios also have trust issues, and can be extremely possessive and jealous in relationships. They love so deeply, and they want to feel that the loyalty and fidelity is reciprocated, or else they may build a wall around their heart that causes them to be extremely suspicious and even manipulative. When a Scorpio trusts their lover, they can merge with them on a deeply soulful, erotic, magical level. That is the side of Scorpio that’s rarely seen — the vulnerable, transparent, radiant side that comes out when they feel emotionally safe. Loving a Scorpio isn’t by any means easy, but boy is it worth it.
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Libra: September 22 – October 22
Ruling Planet: Venus, the Planet of Love and Relationships
Where You’ll Find Them: Daydreaming about their lover, decorating their home, hosting a party
What They Avoid: Getting too serious too soon, explaining their emotions, making a decision
Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac — an Air sign characterized by their intellect, desire for balance, and love of beauty and harmony. Libra is able to adapt to any situation they’re thrown into, and get along with practically anyone they meet. A charming people-person, Libras are wonderful communicators, artists, hosts, speakers and writers. Being ruled by Venus makes them charismatic and aware of how the beauty that exists within and around them. Some people call Libra vain or superficial, but those are often the same people who wish they had Libra’s personal sense of classic aesthetic.
Professionally, Libra makes a great lawyer due to their propensity for justice-related causes. Libras are also natural artists, singers, dancers, painters, actors and poets because of their desire to express their fluid emotions to a wider audience. Libras have a need for balance and fairness in their lives, so they may gravitate towards a career where they have a fair shot of advancing and achieving their goals. But sometimes Libra plays it too safe, preferring to take the tried and true route rather than risk it all. Libra isn’t that comfortable with extremes, but they’d benefit from daring to tip the scales every now and then. Libra is known for using their intellect and logic over their sensitivity and intuition, but a deeper emotional analysis can benefit them in the long-run.
As a friend, Libra is a social butterfly — people call Libra their best friend, but Libra may not really call that many other people their best friend, because they have so many friends. Even the shyest Libras have an approachable, warm, loving demeanor about them that helps them stand out from the crowd. Libra’s smile and welcoming energy can open many doors for them. People feel relaxed around Libra, and Libra is able to bring much harmony to every environment they’re in. The main thing Libras must work on as friends is not skimming the surface of their relationships and daring to dig deeper and get to know their friends on a profound level. Sometimes Libra flutters from friend to friend so easily that others question their level of investment in the friendship.
Romantically, while Libra comes off as an open book, once you really observe them you realize how elusive Libra really is. Like all Air signs, Libra will flutter from experience to experience, but Libra is the most relationship-oriented sign of the zodiac, so although they have a flirtatious nature, they’re ultimately seeking to attract a soulmate match — someone who challenges them intellectually, emotionally and physically. Once a Libra falls in love, they’re able to focus on improving their self along with their partner. They can become philosophical and more sensitive as a lover, and this crystallizes the bond.