ARIES (Mar 20 — Apr 20) Consider the most harmless lies you tell. When is deviousness acceptable? Have you ever told a lie to protect someone other than yourself? Keeping track of how you shape reality is important: we all bend it. Consider tracking your deception this year, in a lying journal, to account for how and when you compromise the truth. Encrypt it if you must.

TAURUS (Apr 21 — May 21) This year, believe your heart is large enough to hold whatever you want it to. Trust your desires to guide you. Try not to shield yourself from closeness with others by burying yourself in your work or your serenity. Less defence, more curiosity. Let love in without sentimentality. 

GEMINI (May 22 — June 21) Anger can be useful when it’s directed at everything there’s a genuine right to be angry about. Believe in your ability to judge when to give it its power, and when to deny your anger its destruction. Give yourself a little space to determine the truth of your rage.

CANCER (Jun 22 – Jul 22) Do you remember your own birth? No. But when do you feel like you’re experiencing something close to what you imagine about that experience? Describing near-death experiences is a cultural phenomenon, but what feels like a near-birth experience? How can you bring yourself close to the most radical beginning? 

LEO (Jul 23 — Aug 22) “Adventure” is a term associated with free time, power and youth. Most of us are not young or in positions of major power, but you can still go on adventures! How do you adventure without conquering? Find the answer to that question, and do it. 

VIRGO (Aug 23 — Sep 22) Virgos are conventionally bound to duty and dirty work — the service keeping our society alive. This year, prioritize the bonds of pleasure and affinity that will sustain your bonds of obligation. Perhaps they come from the same source. Mostly, try to notice when you’re having fun.

LIBRA (Sep 23 — Oct 23) Crying and laughter fulfil the same need for release. They can also creep up unexpectedly, startle those around you, and exhaust you. Nevertheless, strong reactions are nothing to be ashamed of. When you express yourself, allow yourself the benefits of the expression: understanding and emotional catharsis.

SCORPIO (Oct 23 — Nov 22) Throughout the coming year, you’ll have many gifts and blessings. When they come, commit to enjoying them. Refuse the impulse to worry about when the next blessing will come. Be with the fruits of your labour or luck for at least one 24-hour cycle before surrendering again to anticipation or work.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23 — Dec 22) When you go into unfamiliar territory, what do you bring back into the fold? Pay attention to how you change behaviours to meet peoples’ expectations — or don’t — and what you convey consistently across the different worlds you’re a part of. Take nothing for granted, and consider yourself a messenger. 

CAPRICORN (Dec 23 — Jan 20) Capricorn is the sign of structure, sometimes mistaken for the sign of authority or the boss. You don’t need a hierarchy to have a structure. Use your structural thinking to consider reinvention, planning, expansive limits, and new affinities. Reach out to options you haven’t considered. Invite more people than you normally would to your party.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21 — Feb 20) Happy birthday! Aquariuses born here come into the coldest part of the year, like little reminders of life. Can you maintain that role as an adult? What is your role not as a muse, but as a leader? How do you give people energy, vitality, and faith, even when yours is flagging? Offer life and see how you are restored.

PISCES (Feb 21 — Mar 20) The past is not dead, but you live in the present. The past colours your present. Invent a new shade. Nostalgia beckons, and so do your dreams. The old year walks into the new one with you. Run a few steps ahead, but keep turning your head to look back.

Lee Suksi, The Grind’s horoscopes writer, has been reading peoples’ horoscopes for 10 years. You can book a personalized reading with them at leesuksi.com/getread. They’re also the award-winning author of The Nerves.

This article appeared in the 2024 Feb/Mar issue.