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Maybe you’re not a full-on, published-in-your-favourite-city-magazine powerhouse. So what? Small-scale changemakers still make big differences, and you’re one of them. Here’s how to find your power.
November 22–December 21
Spending a lot more time online than usual is giving you some serious image issues, Sag—keep in mind that the internet is an artificial hellscape of filters and wealth. You’ve got a lot going for you (including a steamy love life, hubba hubba), even if it’s not picture-perfect. Blast your favourite power ballads and sing along when no one’s home. Actually, do it when everyone’s home. They could stand to bask in your mighty musicality.
December 22–January 19
You’re feeling healthier than you have in a long time (that doesn’t mean you don’t freak out every time there’s a tickle in your throat, but that’s only natural). We know you’re not willing to commit to a massive lifestyle change, so consider this small, seemingly silly one: do power poses. Wonder Woman-style. Don’t knock it till you try it.
January 20–February 18
Finally, everything’s coming up Aquarius. Your finances are thriving, your family life is yogurt-commercial-worthy. Donate some of that hard-earned cash to a cause you care about to spread all those good vibes around.
February 19–March 20
You’re going to build a new relationship with someone who seems totally unlike you, Pisces. A real pineapple-on-pizza kind of person. Keep yourself grounded by reciting affirmations—seriously—and make sure you don’t lose track of who you are. For example: I believe in myself.
March 21–April 19
Sorry Aries, your job sucks. Nobody’s appreciating all the hard work you do around here. Every meeting could have been an email. But you can find power in other areas in your life. Try a new fun and sexy fitness routine.
April 20–May 20
You’ve got your health, and in these times that’s a definite plus. But you’re feeling a bit down in other areas—love, money and the like. Think about times you have felt powerful (summer 2016; that one spelling bee you won; when you fostered your first sourdough) to boost your spirits.
May 21–June 20
Family functions were easy in the summer, Gemini, but you’ve really been missing the winter traditions that COVID killed. Organize a virtual get-together to feel that rush of adrenaline you used to get from hosting (and, of course, to keep your fam connected).
June 21–July 22
Big changes are happening in your social life, Cancer, and it’s a little weird you’ve never come close being within six feet of your new friends. Try dressing a little better—your confidence will shine even through a screen.
July 23–August 22
It took longer than you expected, but you’re finally in a rut. Yup, even the king of the jungle’s feeling pretty uncertain about the future. Gain a little more control and stretch your grey matter by learning a new skill, like unicycling, or Swedish.
August 23–September 22
Educational growth is happening. It doesn’t feel like it, but it is. You know stuff, even if you think you don’t. Fix your posture—you’ll be surprised how much more confident you feel when you aren’t sitting like a sloth.
September 23– October 22
Your economic situation is ruining your personal relationships, and your relationships are all that matters. It all feels very second-act-in-a-rom-com. Get super organized on the grocery front (no more aimlessly wandering the produce aisle)—it will remind you how capable and independent you can be.
October 23– November 21
Ooh, Scorpio, your “personal” life is positively bumpin’. Wink, wink. But no matter how powerful that makes you feel, you’ve got to make an effort to connect on an emotional level. Vulnerability is its own kind of power.