“I AM” March 20 – April 20
Want something handled? Ask Aries, then watch her perform with flair, charisma and sizzle, figuring it out on the fly. This vibrant Mars ‘Just Do It!’ dynamo is on fire. Her motto: Fun, fast and furious. Be first, take charge then knock it out of the park. Better yet, she’ll run the show and give YOU the orders. After landing the latest project and surviving a take-no-prisoners workout, she’s up for some heady flirtation. Better bring your A Game - and protective helmet - if you’re going 3 rounds with the Ram!
Who attracts male attention better than audacious Aries? Confidently sexy in jaw-dropping, figure-hugging sheath, she owns dramatic red and wears stilettos like a runway model. Her competitive, pioneering spirit adores the adrenaline rush of the next Big Thing, the bigger the buzz the better. Those pesky rumors about wearing the pants or being a tad impatient? Even her Triple A action, adventure and awesome batteries aren’t ever ready. She needs her Super Hero to keep the passion ignited.
“I HAVE” April 21 – May 20
This Venus ruled Material Girl was born classy, instinctively recognizing quality fabrics by touch, like a wine connoisseur assessing a complex bouquet. Yes, she aspires to the finer things in life – and love. Patient, persistent and practical Taurus would rather blow a paycheck on a sensual cashmere sweater or tailored linen blazer than waste precious coin on seasonal trendies. As ‘Sex and the City’s’ Carrie Bradshaw puts it: “I like my money right where I can see it, hanging in my closet.”
Taurus needs to put down roots, preferring tried and true over flash in the pan, unless, of course, that glitter is gold. Like cultivating her garden, her head for business can accumulate impressive assets, similar to her own elegant, understated charms. What others foolishly label stubborn is, to her, merely steadfast determination. She’s got long range plans, and if you come bearing chocolate, a stable portfolio and upscale dinner reservations, they might just include you!
“I THINK” May 21 – June 20
Airy Gemini is running late, simultaneously reviewing her mental ‘to do’ list, enjoying her BFF’s blind date disaster story and snagging that coveted parking spot while teasing her latest crush via Blue Tooth. Keep up, okay? Since there are two of her, the Twins cover more ground than lesser mortals. She’ll dazzle you into buying Florida swampland with juicy tidbits and mental gymnastics. Her easy-breezy street wardrobe morphs effortlessly from sunrise yoga to marketing mixer to book club to open mike.
Her Daytimer is usually jammed, since variety is as essential as breathing. Dithery Gemini is unequaled in decimating her closet during a what-to-wear anxiety attack. Can you match her quick wit, master her 5 different messaging devices and delight in her multiple personalities? Then fasten your seat belt! Despite some detours to greener pastures - and dalliances - she is surely going places. Gemini Fashionista Twin, Mary-Kate Olsen, says it best: “The thing about us is we think big. Huge.”
“I FEEL” June 21 – July 22
After whipping up the perfect seafood soufflé, this Domestic Diva anticipates your every need. With Moonbeams in her soul and salt water in her veins, sensitive Cancer thrives by the ocean, its shifting tides reflecting her own ebbs and flows. She’s happiest at home or cottage in her fluffy bathrobe, brunch croissants scenting the air, dishing with Mom about doings back home. Softly rounded as an oyster pearl, she’s all woman in BBQ apron or baby blue bikini.
The Moon Maiden clams up when hurt, jaws-of-life useless against her protective Crab shell. “I’m fine!” Translation: “If I have to tell you, what’s the point?” After a time-out baking cookies, snapping seascapes, mapping family trees, painting watercolors or sailing the bay, she eventually relents. Her deepest wish is to nestle with her happily-ever-after, children at her knee. Oh, and a waterfront home office for that real estate, daycare, catering or caregiving career. The line forms here.
“I CREATE” July 23 – August 22
Up for some playful fun, giddy excitement and a dash of drama? Every Lioness was born into royalty, no matter how humble her origins, playing dress-up since kindergarten for her big debut. Her diamond tiara and earrings sparkle as she arrives, basking in her entourage’s admiration. No one pulls off Red Carpet dazzle - limos, champagne, paparazzi - better than Lady Leo, with stars in her eyes and glitz in her soul. Better wear designer shades, since jewel tones and blingy accessories shine like the Sun.
A heart as bright as the gold she adores, she’s inherited the Lioness’s share of charm, talent and charisma. Trend-setting Leo is centre stage in the heady world of celebs: performance, art, fashion, theatre, jewelry and PR. “Do you think he noticed me???” As she trifles with legions of admirers, he wonders what he’s in for, drawn like a moth to her flame. She flutters her lashes behind cat-eye rhinestone vanity frames and takes another little piece of his heart, the envy of every male with a pulse.
“I SELECT” August 23 – September 22
Virgo the Virgin is a virtual search engine. Green smoothie or compost tea recipe. Bibliography or job prep. Pet grooming or herbal tinctures. Non-gluten grains or enviro-friendly cleansers. Earthy Ms. Efficiency can’t help but restore order and dispense advice, according to Mother Nature’s rules. A daily schedule grounds her: morning mint tea and organic blueberry granola yogurt, 9-to-5 Holistic Health Co-op Administrator, noontime Pilates routine and evening dog walking twice round the park.
She worries about deadly viruses and killer bees and climate change. The rich, yet subtle autumn hues she favors complement her lovely bone structure and glowing complexion. Donning orthotic Uggs, reliable hemp jacket and plaid felt scarf for walking Ginger, Virgo reviews her self-improvement goals. That Virgin thing? Her mental Mr. Right checklist crumbles to dust as her heart skips a beat. Medium, Auburn & Healthy, her version of Tall-Dark-&-Handsome, is about to rearrange her tidy Universe.
“WE ARE” September 23 – October 22
Lovely Libra, Ms. Congeniality of her graduating class, critiques her comportment in the mirror as she passes. A throwback to finishing schools and society debs, she brushes her luscious locks 100 strokes a night as per Miss Manners. Effortlessly chatting up the Beautiful People, she’s irresistible in a chic Audrey Hepburn ensemble, accessorized with tasteful clutch, sweet 16th birthday pearls and Italian heels. After all, ‘ensemble’ means together, her favourite state, in French AND fashion.
She’ll guide you through a flattering makeover or romantic glitch, attuned to relationship complexities. Beneath that breathtaking sugar ‘n spice exterior beats a kind heart, a superior brain – and a fragile backbone. Lady Liberty doesn’t often do mad, until higher principles tip the scales, overruling pretty and popular. Like a fragrant rose, she’s happier attracting bees to nectar, dance card full until her Prince Rainier whisks her away. To the fairy tale wedding she’s been planning since 8th grade.
“I DESIRE” October 23 – November 22
Seductive Scorpio isn’t color blind. Just, for greatest impact, what tops all black sexy thigh highs, pleather silver studded mini jacket, lacy satin bustier and reflective Ray Bans? Cool Johnny Cash walked the black line. Catwoman was intense in onyx. Badass Matrix heroine Carrie-Anne Moss made midnight the new orange. Your secretive femme fatale is thrillingly dangerous and tantalizingly alluring. If you dare to tango, she’s simply unforgettable, like her wicked Scorpion stinger.
Her Super Powers include X-Ray vision, infallible lie detection and the ability to vanish at will. She must test her edges - sex, drugs & rock n’ roll - and yours, before you win her respect. The Scorpion’s ultimate turn-ons are Power and Control, wherever they lead: corporate takeovers, high finance, shamanic journeys, human psychology, crime investigation or bedroom intimacies. No Fifty Shades of Grey in her psyche. She sees the world in black - and white - her other fashion accessory.
“I SEEK” November 23 – December 22
Sunny Sagittarius has a Masters in Globe Trotting from the University of International Exploration. If thesis research involves exotic locales under tropical blue skies, in colorful batik sarongs, who is she to argue? She aced Ancient Forests Wilderness Camping 101 and National Parks Horseback Riding 306A & B. Her sporty nomadic lifestyle needs forgiving gear, like faded denims, Gore-Tex windbreakers, down vests, hiking boots, funky ethnic shawls, ripped team jerseys and sloppy Alma Mater Ts.
Deeply curious Centaur ponders the Meaning of Life, expanding her philosophies in classrooms and watering holes. “So,” she challenges, after her hilarious safari snafu saga, complete with accents, “you think there really is a heaven?” And it begins: your infatuation with her deep insight, optimistic outlook and free-wheeling nature, equal parts tomboy, sage, gypsy and temptress. Hello, highway to adventure. Best keep your wits sharp and your passport current. Good-bye, secure pension plan.
“I BUILD” December 23 – January 20
Ambitious Capricorn knew she was destined for the corner office suite since grade 7 Career Day. Envisioning those power lunches and expense accounts only sweetened the deal. She has the impressive credentials and political savvy to shatter the glass ceiling, and the corporate wardrobe to match. Ms. MBA rounds out those streamlined pinstripe suits and crisp white blouses with status Hermes scarves, Tiffany earrings and classic pumps, dressing to enhance that all important reputation.
The Goat’s knack for successfully negotiating tricky mountain ledges is well-earned. Her goal is the authority to make, not follow, protocol. Her suffragette sisters’ fortitude blazed the trail for today’s Cabinet Ministers and CEOs. Bring success and polish along with those long stemmed roses to soften her guarded heart. The terms to a Capricorn romantic merger: a nanny for those frequent business trips, respect for her accomplishments and professional equality. Why? Because it’s 2016!
“I ENVISION” January 21 – February 19
Tentative Aquarius is old school, meekly following the crowd. Wait, what!?! Reset! Meet the zany unpredictable sound vibration called Water Bearer. That’s right. Air, not water, defying typecasting. From New Agers to teenagers, quantum science to space exploration, think tanks to techno-geeks, Aquarius is cutting edge. You can’t help but ‘like’ her, online and in person. She’s grassroots, a volunteer and activist, petitioning for change. Her endangered species link just went viral.
You think her preschool neighbour dresses her and suddenly her wannabe fashion clones are everywhere. Nose piercings. Clashing patterns. Mismatched socks. Purple neon leggings with high tops. Zig zag hair dyes. Ankle tats. Retro with avant-garde. Roller skates and sequined tutu. (Okay, that was her flash mob outfit.) She gets different. To get her, think risk-taking, unusual hobbies, quirky friends, plus lots of breathing room. Text ‘I dare ya!’ to her dating profile and never be bored again!
“I BELIEVE” February 19 – March 20
Sensitive Pisces is a sponge, easily absorbing others’ vibes. Ms. oh-so-intuitive Neptune exudes Old Hollywood glamour, fluidly changing into, well, whoever you like. Her medium is fantasy, whether film, photography, dance, music or art. Caregiver or nurse Fishes rejuvenate at their private imaginary spa, a wondrous undersea queendom. Pisces speaks volumes with just her eyes, sometimes through rose colored glasses, born for romance most only dream about. Who needs words with that extra 6th sense?
Don’t expect to see her in combat boots anytime soon. She flows in diaphanous aquamarine dresses and shimmering crystal slippers. Or gauzy pastel tulle and satin ballet shoes. Sometimes her thin skin needs escape from life’s trials. Sultry Pisces actress Elizabeth Taylor’s advice: “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick and pull yourself together.” Her newest smitten admirer is arriving at 7 and she has to set the stage – cocktail dress, dreamy music, candlelight, chilled Chablis – as only a true chameleon can.