Seeking your future in work, love, and style? Read our chic sign predictions for what's next
(April 20–May 20)
“To me, it's really so simple, life should be lived on the edge. You have to exercise rebellion…. Then you will live your life on the tightrope.” French artist Philippe Petit was 16 when he taught himself to walk on a high wire. Nine years later—after six years of planning—he walked between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Taurus, your can-do drive means that you’re always one step ahead of the pack, even when facing a wobbly future. While your recent romantic drama is thankfully fading into the sunset this spring, a bounce in your financial tightrope might soon send you teetering close to the edge. The key to getting back on track, as Petit knew so well, is balance. Stabilize your soul by finding strength in your family connections. Once things even out on the money front, indulge in a sexy summer vacation somewhere gorgeous and green (your power color this season, FYI).
Might we suggest a lusciously verdant Tuscan vacation at Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco?
(May 21–June 20)
In the early 1930s, an amateur magician named Bob Switzer began mixing fluorescent minerals with wood varnish in the family bathtub. Before long, he had invented the world's first fluorescent paint, called Day-Glo. This spring, Geminis of all stripes should indulge in a few flamboyantly hued party looks (perhaps a daring neon dress or a sleek cobalt suit?) of their own. Now is definitely the time to snatch the life-of-the party—or possibly the look-of-the-party—crown. Drink, date, and be merry in spring (hint: leave the daily grind to the worker bees), as late summer will soon bring renewed focus on personal growth, health, and home improvement. A deep and lasting romance is also in store, so rack up those summer flings while the sun is high!
(June 21–July 22)
When Salvador Dalí painted his 1931 melting clocks masterpiece, The Persistence of Memory, it was assumed that he was making a lofty comment on Einstein’s general theory of relativity. In actuality, the puckish artist was inspired by Camembert cheese melting in the sun—and the landscape of his beloved birthplace, Catalonia. Our point being? Earth to Cancer: gravity is calling! This summer, we’re pleading for carefree crabs to engage in more exhausting Einstein work, less dreamy Dalí play. While we know you love to shut out the world and float away on a cloud of fantasies, it’s time to stop hitting the snooze button on your surreal life and start manifesting your ambitions for your real life by putting your claws to the grindstone. And yes, fine, rest a bit if you need. But if you find yourself lazily melting in the summer sun like one of Dalí’s clocks, jump into a bracing pool and get back to business. It will be worth it—promise!
(July 23–August 22)
In 1969, the owners of a London shop called Sophistocat purchased a baby lion named Christian from Harrod’s department store. Soon realizing that swinging London was no place for the king of the jungle, Christian was eventually released into the wild. When Christian reunited with his owners in Kenya, he greeted them with an aww-inspiring, lion-sized hug. Leo, we understand your need to roam free, creatively speaking. This spring, it’s time to sharpen your claws on a new hobby, sport—or maybe a cute new partner in crime. By summer, you’ll be so wrapped up in your new passion, you’ll scarcely remember you were once pacing in your cage. Try to temper your enthusiasm to spend money, and start considering if that mane of yours is really working for you—it might be time to upgrade (or tame) your look.
(August 23–September 22)
“Your life goes up like a spiral, and from wherever you are, wherever you look, it looks different. You move forward.” In 2005, when German fashion designer Helmut Lang was at the top of his game, he left fashion and pursued his true love: art. Early 2015 found Virgos dealing with major upheaval, but now it’s time to pull a Lang and transform those lessons learned into monumental changes at work—and in your mind, body, and spirit. While this all might feel like too much, too soon, too yikes, do what you can to stay sane. Swathe yourself in deep, peaceful emerald and sapphire looks, and let your family—chosen or otherwise—give you the strength to move forward. If you keep your head down and stay the course, an artfully planned moment of serendipity will allow everything to fall into place. When it does, take a well-deserved break. Your new jewel-toned wardrobe would look smashing framed by the electric green jungle and white sand at Rosewood Mayakoba in Riviera Maya, Mexico.
(September 23–October 22)
"People stay married because they want to, not because the doors are locked.” Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward had one of the most inspiring marriages in Hollywood—one that lasted 50 years and was filled with respect and love. The secret, according to Paul, was not feeling trapped. Clever Libra, you would also do well to remember how good you’ve got it. While this spring is a great time to try out new things at work, your love life is a place to hold steady. Why? Because while risk-taking will be rewarded at work, it will be penalized on the love front. In summer, be very wary of getting talked into romantic changes—try to keep things status quo. Late summer and onward hold the promise of great things to come, if you keep your indulgences to a minimum. Play like Paul and Joanne, and remember that slow, steady, and love-struck always wins the race.
(October 23–November 21)
"We've come a long way. Power dressing now is designed to let the woman inside us come through." Donna Karan was the first designer to respond to corporate culture’s demand for a fiercely fashionable exterior, but she also knew that smart business is equally about revealing one's inborn gifts and natural talents. Dear Scorpio, while we know you secretly thrill at being valued for your undeniable curb appeal, it’s time to let your killer business savvy do the talking. This spring finds you in full power-player mode, ditching your devil-may-care lifestyle for power moves and power suits…. We’re imagining something very Art of War, perhaps in red and black. Don’t neglect your family, but don’t dote either. Now’s the time for business, so take all opportunities when they coming a knockin’. Whether it’s an opportunity to climb the corporate ladder or shimmy the walk of shame, you need to be prepared for all comers. But lest you think everything is just a game, take note: late summer will bring lifelong relationships in all aspects of your life.
(November 22–December 21)
In the 1950s, an intriguingly inexplicable new look made its way onto the backs of many handsome leading men. The “Hollywood Jacket” hit at the upper thigh, belted with a tie at the waist, and was often composed of contrasting panels of fabric (Elvis wore a fetching black and mint green Hollywood Jacket during promotions for Jailhouse Rock). Alas, despite its unusual charms, the Hollywood Jacket was not destined for style eternity. Sagittarians: you also need to learn when to let an intriguing mess go. Your love life has gone through the ringer in the last year. This spring, you will learn which relationships survived, and which were the Hollywood Jackets of your heart. If they weren’t meant to be, there is nothing you can do to keep them around, so don’t worry. In late summer, expect finances to be amazing—then not so much. You’ll need to keep yourself sane and stable, so why not hit the refresh button? A trot down to Rosewood Little Dix Bay in Virgin Gorda for some tropical tension-taming should do the trick.
(December 22–January 19)
"I want the party to be united, the way you make a painting." In November of 1966, Truman Capote threw his infamous Black and White Ball, where he demanded his guests dress in either black or white. Capote had invited people from all walks of life to the party, and he believed that by standardizing their appearance, he would bring unity to the frenzied affair. If this spring has seemed like an untamed party monster, Capricorn, it’s because big things are in the works. Early summer is the time to balance things out by committing strongly to love. Cut the party chatter and focus on having deep and powerful conversations—in business as well as love. Toward late summer, it’ll be time to get your party duds back out again. It’s the perfect time to mix and mingle to find new career opportunities.
(January 20–February 18)
“I suddenly wanted to wear clothes designed by Hedi Slimane. But these fashions, modeled by very, very slim boys, required me to lose at least six of my 16 stone.” Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld greeted the new millennium with an extreme change in appearance. Similarly, Aquarius, this spring finds you challenging yourself and getting into serious shape—both physically and professionally. You’re smart to start early, since mid-summer brings work changes that will challenge you to think tactically to achieve your goals. We know you love chasing love, and something new will develop in that department for sure in late summer. But the real emphasis during this time is work, so put in a few extra sets at the office and dial up your networking sessions—it will be worth it.
(February 19–March 20)
“Even though we ain’t got money, I’m so in love with you honey….” In 1970, Kenny Loggins wrote the lyrics to “Danny’s Song” as a gift to his brother, whose baby boy, Danny, had just been born. In the song, Loggins croons, “Pisces…is a very good sign, strong and kind.” The 70s songwriter was right on the money, Pisces. Stop worrying about work, and take some time to enjoy your true blessings in life. If you are still single in spring, you won’t be for long. But don’t put yourself out there too far—you need to rest, relax, and focus on your health. Let early summer be a time for less work, but also less play. Late summer brings in lots of family and friends, but keep your social occasions dialed down to easy rock—not heavy metal. If you chill out, relax and focus on yourself, career opportunities will magically bubble up to the surface.
(March 21–April 19)
For his fall 2015 fashion show, German designer Philipp Plein installed a living, twirling, fully operational roller coaster, which a model rode, decked out in his finery. Aries, let this moment of amusement park outrageousness inspire you to hold on to the lap bar for dear life and embrace the g-force ups, downs, corkscrews, and swoops that the season has planned for you. In spring, expect to get swept away by a new love, one who will definitely throw you for many exciting twists and turns. In early summer, career and finances take priority. Your life is changing and moving fast, but just let it. Remember that it has always been this intense, and you always seem to manage, so just have fun. In late summer, try to slow yourself just enough to smell the flowers you’ve been roller-coastering past. Soon, love and career will be turning up the volume on your life once again.
Text based on astrological predictions by Erin Muir