Wondering where your creativity will take you in 2018? Check back each month to see what your horoscope has in store for the days ahead.
JUN 21–JUL 22
KEYWORDS: SENSITIVE, NURTURER, CARING, ARTISTIC, HOMEBODY
You wear your heart on your fashionable bell sleeve. Everyone knows you’re loyal, empathetic, and emotional, all qualities that combine to make you loving—and lovable, too. Your intuition and creativity mean that you’re one awesome gift giver, crafting that just-right something for anyone lucky enough to be celebrated by you. (Let’s face it: You love to zhuzh things up.) You treasure all things home and family, and enjoy a quiet evening on the sofa more than any fancy event. Sometimes your imagination gets the best of you, and you tend to worry without cause, but that’s nothing a bubble bath and a glass of Prosecco won’t cure.
JUL 23–AUG 22
KEYWORDS: POWERFUL, AMBITIOUS, SELF-CONFIDENT, NATURAL LEADER, KIND
Confident, charismatic, creative—that’s you. You’re really good at taking charge, too. Others may call you “bossy” but what they really mean is “visionary” or “idealist.” And when you complete a project, you’ll take high-fives, fist bumps, woo-hoos, and any other form of praise you can get. But while you love appreciation, you’re happy to scooch over and let the spotlight shine on someone else. Socializing is one of your special skills: You were born to entertain, choosing creative recipes and table settings that reflect your elegance, pride, hospitality, and generosity.
AUG 23–SEP 22
KEYWORDS: ANALYTICAL, PRACTICAL, OBSERVANT, REFLECTIVE, GENTLE
You’re a perfectionist. You kind of have to be with your perception of quality and attention to detail. Having people over for dinner? You’re the one who’s polishing the silver, putting out the grown-up wine glasses, and rearranging the flowers right up to the last minute—which is great because BOOM! Insta-worthy. You nail it every time. Still, with all that you could brag about, you’re remarkably modest. Intelligent? Absolutely. Creative? Don’t get us started. But you’re shy about being center stage so you prefer ghostwriting and songwriting to any of the performing arts. You’re super kind and tender, too.
SEP 23–OCT 22
KEYWORDS: SOCIAL, GRACIOUS, DIPLOMATIC, COOPERATIVE, FAIR-MINDED
If there’s one thing you want in your world, it’s balance. Not in an oh-that-frame-is-crooked-and-I-can’t-just-sit-here kind of way. It’s more about needing to bring fairness and equality to everyone around you—kinda like a super hero. And you’re one hero who wants a sidekick around as much as possible. Whether it’s a day out with your bestie or a night in with your person, you prefer partnership to alone time. Your inspiration comes from deep conversation and good books (probably two at a time!). Any time something sparks your imagination, you say, “Make it a double.”
OCT 23–NOV 21
KEYWORDS: RESOURCEFUL, PASSIONATE, WILLFUL, DEDICATED, TRUE-BLUE
Don’t want no crap, won’t take no crap: That’s you, friend. Call that attitude fierce or aware or woke—you won’t settle for anything less yourself, and you have proven yourself time and again to friends who will call you loyal to the end. When your eyes are on what you want, you are determined and decisive. Why do people jump right in to be part of your squad? You’re a natural leader and a natural bestie. When a friend is in need, you’re on it. When a friend needs advice, you offer it. When a friend has a secret, you guard it like it’s your own.
NOV 22–DEC 21
KEYWORDS: IDEALISTIC, FUNNY, OUTDOORSY, GENEROUS, UNFILTERED
Freedom! That’s your battle cry. You want to roam free, feel free, do what you do, and say what you want. There are no limits to your creativity. You’re the ideal travel buddy for a spontaneous day trip. Your energy, curiosity and enthusiasm for anything new make you perfect for taking point on any excursion—near or far. Your open mind and wanderlust frequently drive (or fly!) you to different locales and cultures.
DEC 22–JAN 19
KEYWORDS: DISCIPLINED, RESPONSIBLE, KNOWING, TRADITIONAL, WELL-MANAGED
When your tribe is looking for the grown-up in the room, all eyes are on you. You’re the organizer, the list-maker, the pal with a plan—and if that means that every now and then you’re also the fun-killer, fine. You’re the one everybody relies on to make things happen—the nights out, the weekends away, and the other fun stuff that seems to magically work out for you and your friends. What, that table for eight on a Saturday night just happened to be open? It’s more than just managing things: You’re a master at managing yourself, and those close to you admire you for it.
JAN 20–FEB 18
KEYWORDS: EXPRESSIVE, INDEPENDENT, ADVOCATING, PROGRESSIVE, ORIGINAL
For someone who can come off as quiet, you know how to find your voice when you want to. Usually, it’s when you’re standing up for someone else. You can imagine a better, happier world for us all—and you can envision a roadmap to get there. Your tribe is your jam, but you value your independence and alone-time…so your inner circle is a pretty exclusive club. And they’re the first to notice when you’ve put yourself at the end of the line long enough and need to rest, restore, and recharge.
FEB 19–MAR 20
KEYWORDS: ARTISTIC, INTUITIVE, COMPASSIONATE, WISE, FORGIVING
In life’s recipe, you’re the ingredient that makes everything taste so much better. You’re more than an expert networker and mixer; you connect whole social circles. That’s likely because you’re helpful without expectation, faithful without wavering, and empathic without judgment. You get—really get—who people are and what they need, so of course you rule at the emotional part of relationships. Oh, and did we mention your flair for art and music? Yeah, you’ve got that, too.
MAR 21–APR 19
KEYWORDS: DETERMINED, DYNAMIC, PIONEER, ENTHUSIASTIC, COURAGEOUS
You blow our minds with all the things you cross off your to-do-list. You hate to be bored and are drawn to adventure. Fortunately, your friends are far too fond of you to be jealous of all you accomplish. They love you because you‘re SO VERY accepting and open—which explains a couple of the eccentrics you hang out with sometimes. (We say that with love.) It does you good to press “pause” from time to time by channeling your off-the-astrological-charts originality into crafts, creating, cooking, or making.
APR 20–MAY 20
KEYWORDS: STRONG-MINDED, LOYAL, STRIVES FOR SECURITY, PRACTICAL
No one’s more devoted to family and friends than you. There’s not an ounce of criticism about them when you’re around. You have lots of friends, and you’ve known many of them since you were making friendship bracelets. Your patience and persistence make you the paragon of giving shape to projects. In fact, many of your sentences start with “Why don’t we . . .?” And you’re great at making others feel appreciated, whether it’s dropping off a one-of-a-kind gift or a bouquet from your garden. You’re reliable, warm-hearted, and loving…who wouldn’t want you in their tribe?
MAY 21–JUN 20
KEYWORDS: COMMUNICATOR, INTELLIGENT, INQUISITIVE, QUICK-THINKER, CHANGEABLE
You put the “social” in “social butterfly.” And people love you for it. Life of the party—that’s you. When it comes to entertaining, you’re the perfect host (and guest). And you enjoy a good heart-to-heart as much as anyone—maybe even more. You’re a body (and mouth) in motion: eating, joking, talking, and texting simultaneously. Some say you have two personalities, and no one knows which one they’ll encounter. But we would never say that—we prefer “adaptable” and “versatile.” So fly, social butterfly, fly.
Illustrations by Hallmark artist Kelly C.