If there is anybody who knows about all the ups and downs of love and life, it’s Taylor Swift. Tswift is the ultimate queen of the jaded love affair, and her cynicism mixed with upbeat revenge lyrics is the only way to describe those late summer blues we all know you’re feeling. So get your #SquadGoals on and shake it off.
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Sure, these late summer days are hot and humid for us all. But the nights, oh the summer nights, are about to be on fire for you, Aries. This month, it’s finally time to move past that long list of ex-lovers (hey, we’re not judging!) and get back in it. Scars do heal, even the nasty ones. And you know what, ignore the rumors, ignore the haters, the ones that say you’re insane. The thing is, love is a game and you’re ready to play again. Maybe you’ll come across that forever person in a chance encounter, but even if it goes down in flames, try not to close yourself out to incredible things because you’re afraid of making a mistake. Aries, this not a month for deep thoughts. Be open to new faces that come your way, even if they look like your next mistake. Most importantly, give yourself into the magic, the madness, the sin and let the moments leave you breathless.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)
You’ve been wandering a bit lately – professionally, personally – things aren’t as grounded and down to earth as a Taurus would like. Maybe you’ve been going on too many dates (whatever that means) or staying out too late when you should be home. Or maybe you’ve gotten your heart broken but don’t want to acknowledge it because you’re strong and you think it shouldn’t affect you so much. It doesn’t matter, it’s going to be okay. Sometimes, even Tauruses need to get a little lost before they figure out what they’re looking for. So shake it off. Just shake it off! Heartbreakers are going to break hearts. Haters are going to hate. You just have to keep cruising to your own sick beat and make up the moves as you go.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Stop waiting for that someone (that ex-someone) to call. Maybe you don’t even know it, but you’ve been putting your life on hold for a while now. It’s a cruel existence. You could be in the nicest place in the world but still look sad. So, at this point, if you’re still wondering whether you dodged a bullet or lost the love of your life, then maybe it’s time to try looking forward instead of backward. Gemini, you know that you’ve given a lot, you’ve given everything even, but have gotten nothing in return. You still have one thing stuck in your mind, one name you keep calling in vain. But there aren’t fifty shades of gray here, this situation is pretty black and white to all those who care for and worry about you. You’re not going to live forever, allow yourself to be free now.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Last chance means last chance. Sometimes, there’s too much bad blood to keep things ago and it may just be time to move on, whether it’s a friendship or a romance. September will test your will, Cancer – can you put the past behind you? Remember that time can heal all wounds, but only if you don’t keep reopening them. You’ll be tempted to fall back into old patterns because, hey, at least they’re demons you know. You’ll be reminded of the good times, mad love, and feel like you can solve the problems this time around, but it’s really all rusted now. And keep reminding yourself that band-aids don’t fix bullet holes.
Leo (July 23 – Aug 22)
There’s someone in your life who might have caught some feelings for you — but you’re oblivious! Maybe it’s a friend that you’ve known forever or that neighbor you see who always smiles your way. The point is, while you’ve been wrapped up in your world, you’ve been taking up a lot of space on someone’s mind. Is there a person who makes you laugh, even when you want to cry? Someone who knows your favorite songs? A great listener you don’t feel shy about calling up? If you look a little more closely around you, Leo, you might find that what you’re looking for has been there the whole time.
Virgo (Aug 23 – Sept 22)
September is a month for making memories, Virgo, the type of memories that would haunt you in your wildest dreams. In the next few weeks, there may someone who comes into your life for a brief but unforgettable time. You know, that kind of encounter where you may already see the end as it begins — it’s totally up to you whether you want to jump in or let it pass by. But if you do take the leap, remember that even if nothing lasts forever, playing pretend is a lot of fun! No one has to know what you’re doing.
Libra (Sept – Oct 22)
Never ever means never ever, Libra. If you say you’re going to do something, then try really hard to stick with it this time, even when going back to the way thing were or going back to that ex-someone is easier than moving forward into the unknown. The thing is, people don’t really change and what didn’t work the last time is going to bite you in the a**, even when that person says “I swear I’m gonna change, trust me.” Otherwise, the cycle of saying “I hate you,” then breaking up, then calling each other, and saying “I love you,” all over again is never. ever. going to end. I’m telling you, trust me.
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Scorpio, you can be a heartbreaker. But once in a while, you run out too quickly on a good thing and it comes back to haunt you. Maybe you haven’t been sleeping as well lately or you are replaying the same memories over and over again. That time when you got roses or another sweet gift and let it sit there without another thought. Someone gave you all of their love and all you gave was goodbye. Even if it’s too late to go back to before, you can still reach out and ask if that person will make some time to see you. Their guard may be up though and you’ll know why.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You’ve gotten smarter and harder this month, Sagittarius. And just in the nick of time. The last few weeks haven’t been easy for you but you stood up for yourself. You rejected the role that someone else made you play. You rejected the little games – you are nobody’s fool. Try not to be so hard on yourself for what someone else made you do — sometimes it takes a while to catch on. The important thing is that you did catch on – you saw the lie behind the laugh. And don’t worry about that other person – karma will do its job.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Careful, Capricorn, there’s a boy (or girl) with beautiful eyes coming your way who will sweep you up with sweet words and grand gestures. But after you dance all night long and wake up the next morning, take care to shield your heart. September can be a month of tears. So have your fun, wear that little black dress, and dance by a lake with the moon shining down like a spotlight. But try not to catch any feels for the ones that aren’t meant to stay – take those good memories with you before they become bittersweet.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Oh, trouble trouble trouble is headed your way Aquarius. You are in someone’s sights and you might fall hard for this one. You know what trouble looks like, so when it walks in and smiles at you, there will be a choice to make. Succumb and be swept up in the romance and risk the fall or simply walk away. But know that if you fall hard, the other person might not catch you, he (or she) might step back instead and let you hit the cold hard ground. September is trouble, Aquarius — stay alert.
Pisces (Feb 19- Mar 20)
Words can cut like knives, Pisces. And this month, you might be embroiled in a war of words. Harsh words, swords and weapons, that you use to protect yourself and hurt that other person. But maybe it’s time to move beyond knocking each other to the ground, making each other feel like nothing. You can take someone down with a single blow and not even know the impact of what you’ve said. Is it worth it though? Why you gotta be so mean? Fighting fire with fire until the whole world burns down. It’s time to move on.