Conscious Horoscopes: Special Inaugural Edition

As the sun moves into Aquarius on January 19th, a different orange ball of gas moves into the White House on January 20th. We can't avoid this reality, so we’re facing it head on and arming you with practical ways to leverage your astrological strengths in service to the resistance. Read on for your special inauguration week horoscope.

Illustrated by Elizabeth Stilwell.

Illustrated by Elizabeth Stilwell.

AQUARIUS | BIRTHDAY BABIES JAN 20 - FEB 18

Happy Birthday, Aquarius baeboos! Whatever you’re feeling about the inauguration, now is the time to channel that emotion into action. Saturn will be in your 11th house all year, making your already socially-conscious self even more aware of injustice. Revolution is your jam, baby girl, so let's do this thing!

On the 27th, a new moon is in Aquarius. Within two weeks of this occurrence is the best time for a fresh start in your routine (an action group, a volunteer gig, a weekly phone call to your representative). Mars is in Aries from January 28th-March 9th which will bring you the courage to speak out loud about your passions. Dare to discuss veganism with a friend or the defunding of Planned Parenthood with a family member. As you gain confidence in your new actions, share your convictions with friends, neighbors, family, anyone who will listen (and they will right now).

February 10th brings a lunar eclipse and then a solar eclipse into your 7th house of relationship. Use this time to invite your friends and family, now wise to your designs on revolution, to get involved, too. This is absolutely your year to help push for change to create an equal and just society.

PISCES  FEBRUARY 19 - MARCH 20

Yo, Pisces, you've been amped for the past month and it's time for you to wind down a bit. Your imagination and compassion are going to be needed, so use this week to create space for solitude to reflect on the difficult coming weeks and months.

GEMINI MAY 21 - JUNE 20

The sun's move into Aquarius gets you pumped for physical activity. You are also craving social connection, so put that extra energy toward community pursuits like a march, a garden, or a building project that benefits others.  

VIRGO AUGUST 23 - SEPTEMBER 22

This weekend's march could be a mission worthy of your time. Team-spirited Aquarius is governing your chart, so accept your place in the crowd as the start of a movement. Being organized will be invaluable over the coming weeks — figure out your representatives in office and have their numbers at the ready.

SAGITTARIUS • NOVEMBER 22 - DECEMBER 21

Dear Sagittarius, you might be feeling the need to express your convictions. Angry about a policy change? Uncomfortable with the tenor of a conversation with a family member? People are listening to you right now, so speak up and say what you need to say. And say it loud — write a Facebook post or start a podcast or YouTube channel for maximum exposure!

ARIES MARCH 21 - APRIL 19

Aquarius is in your 11th house of community for a month, starting on January 19th. If you're on the fence about joining a march, now is the time time to go for it. (Bring that righteous indignation you’re known for with you.) And get involved with your community — you will need that support moving forward this year.

CANCER JUNE 21 - JULY 22

Spiritual Cancer, you are going to feel the need to dive into the details of a complicated issue. Keep up with current events and heed your intuition on financial matters. Now is the time to pool resources and funds to build on your lofty dreams (back a Kickstarter, make a donation, support a local brand).

LIBRA  SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 22

You are so over winter already, so motivate your squad to get active. Whether you like it or not, Aquarius is in your 5th house of romance. Go to marches, protests, and community meetings and see if the stars align for you and a partner with a similar worldview. *wink, wink*

CAPRICORN • DECEMBER 22 - JANUARY 19

Ambitious Capricorn, it's time to slow your roll and focus on quality over quantity. Stop tweeting and petitioning into the ether and take bigger, quantifiable actions — go to a protest, call a senator, volunteer, or make a recurring donation to a charity.

TAURUS APRIL 20 - MAY 20

Channel your bullish stubbornness to take charge and push forward professionally. Stick it to the patriarchy by being a bomb-ass bitch at work. And don’t let the political climate discourage you. Make that money, run for office, shatter that glass ceiling because the best revenge is living well.

LEO  JULY 23 - AUGUST 22

The sun is burning up your 7th house of partnerships right now, passionate Leo. This makes it an incredible time to collaborate with partners, organizations, or friends who share common goals — everyone will benefit. If your business can lead the way or otherwise contribute to a political movement (art, financial backing, social capital), now is the time power lunch your way into making shit happen.

SCORPIO OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 21

Emotional water sign Scorpio, acknowledge your frustration by practicing self-care and nesting. Make your home a healing headquarters with some powerful art because the next 4 years are going to blow.