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Aries: Sometimes you can feel the world spinning underneath you and sometimes you can’t, but either way, it’s always in motion. This month is about learning new ways to keep moving forward when the earth starts to shift. Think of what it feels like to swim in the ocean. Think of what it feels like to walk on a moving bus. Think of the music that plays in your head all day long. Think of this month like you’re moving, like you’re dancing, like you’re light on your feet.

Taurus: This month, you can find what you’re looking for, and if you don’t know what you’re looking for, you’ll find what you need. There will be days of bright joy, there will be days of warmth all through your brain, there will be days of clear shining calm. So much of the world would tell you that you don’t deserve joy, and even when you know how wrong this is, it’s worth repeating to yourself. Sometimes your heart hungers for magic, and you deserve this too.

Gemini: What would it feel like to feel sure of your own face? What would it feel like to feel sure of your own name? What would it feel like to move through the world, certain of your place in it, certain of who you are? It’s easy to feel lost in questions, easy to feel distracted, but asking these questions can change you. Asking these questions is worth your sweet time. Every single second, even when it doesn’t feel like it, you’re doing the work of living. You’re moving forward. You’re doing what you need.

Cancer: This month is for listening to the music in your hands, in your skin, in your heart. There’s music that pumps through your veins and music that sings in your voice, and sometimes just listening is the best thing to do. Not everything has to be put into words. There are different ways to live in time, some of them easy, some of them strange. There are months for following maps, and there are months for feeling your way, and there are months just to stand outside and trust the vibrating earth.

Leo: This month is for honoring the ways you’ve changed and the things you’ve learned. Think of how many ways you’ve become strong. Think of all the different ways you’ve learned how to love. Think of your life all full of storms and surprises. The world might make you feel small, this month. If you let it, this can be such a gift. There are trees and clouds and faces you’ve never seen before. There’s a world of bright goodness still waiting to show itself to you.

Virgo: The world around you is full of strangeness and it’s full of power and it’s full of riddles. There are so many things in the world reaching out to you, so many things calling your name, that you could forget the sound of your own voice, if you aren’t careful. This month is for making your own choices, even in a world so full of water, so full of sound, so full of other people. Don’t let anyone else tell you who you are, not even the mountains.

Libra: There are so many stories in this world, and there are so many voices, and you don’t need to trust them all. You don’t always need to listen. You don’t owe the whole world your attention, and you don’t owe anyone your best love. This is a month to make space for your whole self, all your love and your rage and your strangeness. There are trees in the forest living quietly. There are fish in the sea that we’ve never seen before. The world is wide open. Don’t let anyone tell you what to do.

Scorpio: This month is a good time to begin something new, if you can, even if it makes your legs feel soft, even if it makes your thoughts wobble and shake, even if it makes your vision feel blurry. There’s space for you to move right now, and your heart is ready for growth. And it might snow outside and it might rain, and still there are things in this world worth being afraid of, but you’re alive and your heart is beating, and there’s so much you can do if you try.

Sagittarius: There’s so much power inside you, so much bright electric energy. Don’t keep it stored away inside of you. Don’t let it curdle. Don’t let it shrivel into nothing. This month is for learning to use your magic. It isn’t easy, but it is yours. Use your muscles. Use your voice. The more you use them, the wilder they’ll get. You can find the space you want; you can build the life you need. You’re stronger than you think, even in this strange heavy world.

Capricorn: This month will be calm for you; this month will be gentle. You can stretch out into this month, you can relax, you can sit down for a moment to let your whirling thoughts rest. Treat the world with as much kindness as you can find. Treat yourself with sweetness, like you’ve never known anything else. It’s easier and it’s harder than you think, slowing yourself down like this. It’s easier and it’s harder than you think, learning again and again to live these quiet moments.

Aquarius: When there are so many bright days in the future, it can be hard to be patient. When there’s a whole sweet life stretching out in front of you, it’s hard to keep living. It’s hard to remember that you’re a person with a body that needs to be fed. Try to keep moving. Try to get enough sleep. There’s so much goodness ahead of you, a sweet green world, a house full of love, and all you have to do is keep moving, keep waiting. You’re doing things right.

Pisces: There are things that can only be seen through darkness–certain feelings, certain dreams, certain questions. It might look dark outside this month, but that doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Watch the stars move overhead. Watch the moon glow blue and strange. Watch where your thoughts go when the night gets so soft and dense. Watch your heart fill up with a strange golden joy. There’s so much light that you can’t see during the day. There’s so much brightness in your heart. Let yourself glow, this month.

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Madame Clairevoyant (a.k.a. Claire Comstock-Gay) writes fiction and horoscopes and works with teenagers during the day. You can find more of her writing here.

Jen May is an artist living in Brooklyn, NY. Her website is somewhat regularly updated with new work.

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