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Make sure to double check your birthday dates in this issue. NASA has officially acknowledged a thirteenth zodiac sign, Ophiuchus, the serpent bearer. But where did this new sign come from? In all actuality the thirteenth sign has always been there, however, it wasn’t acknowledged since its constellation dips into Sagittarius. “The line from Earth through the Sun points to Virgo for 45 days, but it points to Scorpius for only 7 days. To make a tidy match with their 12-month calendar, the Babylonians ignored the fact that the Sun actually moves through 13 constellations, not 12.” Stated Nasa on their website that “ they assigned each of those 12 constellations equal amounts of time. Besides the 12 familiar constellations of the zodiac, the Sun is also aligned with Ophiuchus for about 18 days each year.”

Capricorn: Jan 21 – Feb 16

This is a great month to improve yourself. This month is time to focus on friends. Make sure you check in with your friends, especially the ones your don’t talk to as much. It’s your birthday, make sure it’s filled with positivity. This month is all about stabilizing loose things, whether that be relationships, school work, graduation plans or anything that’s been floating in your life.

Aquarius: Feb 17 – March 11

This month is full of new opportunities. Be wary of taking on too much, stay within your boundaries. Don’t rush yourself this month, let life come to you. This is not a time to make major decisions or jump into something too big. If you have a job this month will be a time to work closely with your coworkers. The same goes for projects at school. Don’t be impulsive, think before you act. This is a great time to deepen the friendships you already have and open yourself up to new ones.

Pisces: March 12 – April 18

January is a time for adventure. Your natural skills and talents will make you stand out in school this month. This is a good time to look for jobs and put yourself out into the workforce. This will also be a testy time for you. Remember to relax, try meditation and eat right. Your social life is going to flourish, friends will be abundant and maybe even a deeper connection will arise.

Aries: April 19 – May 13

January brings all good things to Aries. This is the time to get work done and thrive in your classes. This is also a fruitful time for creativity and exploration, whether that be going above and beyond on a project or stringing together a fun day out for family or friends. People will see you as a dependable leader during this time and you may be swamped with others asking for help. Do not turn down your peers, an act of kindness now will bring good karma for the rest of the year. This is a well balanced month for you, take advantage and remember to recharge physically and mentally. This is the best version of yourself.

Taurus: May 14 – June 21

This month bring some conflict for Taurus. Resources and funding will be reaching you in your time of need. Your friends and family will be your biggest support system while you explore some more difficult ideas or challenges in your day to day life. Make sure to allow yourself quiet time to focus on work and absorb as much information as possible. Being flexible will be your biggest strength this month, if you don’t know how to be flexible you will surely learn. Don’t close yourself off from others and reach out to friends you may have lost touch with.

Gemini: June 22 – July 20

January for Gemini brings much to think about. Money will be on the top of your mind this month but don’t let that stop you from doing things. Your friends will help you when you need it and will offer new ideas to help you. Keeping an open mind is crucial during this time. Old friends will re enter your life, they bring good vibes, don’t shut them out. This is also a good time to re-evaluate information you may be confused on. Go see that teacher during tutor time, ask a clarifying question during class, reach out to someone about a school activity you want to participate in. Put yourself out there this month.

Cancer: July 21 – Aug 10

Cancer bring rise in January. If you have a job keep an eye out for a raise or promotion during this month, if you don’t have a job your hard work in a class or extracurricular activity will be recognized. Be prepared for your close friends to do or say something you don’t agree with. Instead of being harsh, redirect them with a gentle and kind hand. This is a time where learning new things will be your friend. Be a sponge and soak up as much as you can.

Leo: Aug 11 – Sept 16

This month, timing is everything. Have you been wanting to take a road trip or maybe a getaway to the beach? Work before play is a valuable lesson. This is time to put your head down and get all your work done so you can party hard afterwards. Communication is key, you might catch yourself saying the wrong thing in a heated argument, try to refrain. Clarifying with others will be a strength this month, whether that be on a homework assignment or a confusing relationship.

Virgo: Sept 17 – Oct 30

This month is for reorientation. Getting yourself back on track if you have started lagging behind at school will be a must. Communication is needed during this time. Be open and listen. Farther into the month could bring a chance for personal growth. You are going to learn a lot and be sure to remember it all. You may begin to speculate on how you’re doing and this will be a weakness. Don’t let it drag you down.

Libra: Oct 31 – Nov 23

Your social life will bring turmoil. Friends may become annoying and you may cut a lot of people off. It’s time to re-adjust yourself. Communicate and express your feelings. In the end you may just need to spring clean your friend group. Be cautious of taking on too much with school or jumping into something before you are ready. You know what’s best for yourself. Take time for a spa day. Turmoil doesn’t have to weigh you down however. Take this confusion and put it into personal research. Explore yourself and align your true values.

Scorpio: Nov 24 – Nov 28

Hard work pays off this month. Goals you have set for yourself could be set back this month, working with a support system could help. Don’t be fooled by a quick-trick to get rich, hard work will bring you great things. Your past experiences will be valuable during this time. This month will require you put your best effort into your school work. Make sure to breathe and set aside time to relax and recharge. Don’t drain yourself.

Ophiuchus: Nov 29 – Dec 18

Welcome to the zodiacs Ophiuchus. You may not be used to seeing yourself in a horoscope so here’s a little personality identification for you. Ophiuchus are known for their intense curiosity, openness, and passion. Other traits include a great sense of humor and eagerness to learn, they’re very intelligent. Ophiuchus is very attached to family and dreams of a happily ever after. Some famous Ophiuchus are Taylor Swift, Jay-Z and Britney Spears. January 2020 bring good vibes into your life. As the Sun enters your constellation, be prepared to shine in all aspects of life. It’s a great time to make friends and plan fun things to do.

Sagittarius: Dec 19 – Jan 20

Party, party, party. This month is the perfect time to take a fun day trip to Oaks park or ice skating and even the beach. You may not have the funds yet but they will reach you. You can have your cake and eat it too. Relationships this month could be strained. Unexpected news could be difficult to process. Adjust as needed and take time for yourself. It’s also your birthday month so have some fun this month.

Written by Yasmin Rodrigues