Aries (March 21-April 19)
You’ve been feeling disconnected lately from your fellow man. Don’t let your independent nature alienate you from your community. Your strength and assertiveness are powerful assets to mend yourself and your world. Reflect upon your own life by looking out into the world. Read Ghettoside by Jill Leovy.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
You’ve got romance on your mind. Don’t let it distract you from the more nuanced parts of life. Take time to appreciate minor joys and relish in the brevity of the moment. Keep your feet grounded but let your head linger in the clouds. Read The Convalescent by Jessica Anthony.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
You’ll be faced with a tough professional decision this month. Stay focused, but don’t neglect to see the light in it all. With every challenge comes opportunity for growth. Keep your sense of humor and your wits about you. Read Poor Folk and Other Stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You might be feeling betrayed this month due to the actions of a close friend and ally. Don’t despair. Come to the understanding that they acted in the knowledge of their circumstances. Forgive, but keep a mental note of how they responded to your hurt feelings. Read Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Don’t get caught up in popularity contests this month. It may seem like you’re being measured against others in your social circle, but these types of judgments are short-term at best. Focus on getting in touch with your spirituality and being mindful of your actions before relying on the opinions of others to determine your worth. Read The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
You’re overworking yourself lately. Take time for self-care. Social relationships will suffer when you focus all of your energy on work. Take time to communicate with friends and family. Share in your victories and your stresses. Read The Wife Drought by Annabel Crabb.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Your love life has run into some complications this month. Take a step back to reevaluate. Don’t be afraid to be honest about your needs and wants. Communication is key. Read Read Between the Lines by Jo Knowles.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
You’re accomplishing a lot lately, but you must remember to ask for help from time to time, even when you don’t need it. Bring people into the fold to make them feel involved and important. Empower those around you in order to empower yourself. Read Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
All of your careful planning may come undone around the 10th of the month. Bring your circle into the fold and use an egalitarian approach to decision making. Take criticism and advice from others in order to avoid greater conflict. Read The Nest by Cynthia D. Sweeney.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You’re taking yourself too seriously. Relax and spend some time taking in your surroundings. Laugh a little and learn a lot from those around you. Remember to move your body regularly to relieve stress from the daily grind, but most of all, remember to laugh at yourself. Read Bucky F*cking Dent by David Duchovny
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Your eccentric ways may land you in hot water around the 20th of the month. Explain yourself to all parties, but also take the time to listen to the opposition. Keep in mind that few circumstances are black-and-white, and focus on the gray area instead. Read Sweetland by Michael Crummey.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Tap into your creative side this month. Strange things will happen around the 15th of the month, but just go with the flow. Allow your creative energy to fuel your decisions, and take time to reflect on what you’ve learned. Stay mindful of the connection between artistry and life. Read Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin.