Astrology 101: Did you know you have three signs (sun, moon, and rising), not just one? Most people only know their sun sign, which is determined by their birth day and month, but the most accurate horoscope is actually chosen by your rising (or sometimes called ascendant) sign. Don’t know your rising sign? Use this free calculator. Once you know your ascendant/rising sign, be sure to read that horoscope below!
Aries — You have genuine love for your friends, and spending time with them will make you feel invigorated on Monday. Midweek you can meditate on your fierce approach to the world and consider giving yourself a little rest. You’ll be back in full effect by Thursday morning. You may be feeling like spontaneously spending money on the finer things in life on New Year’s Eve.
Taurus — Start the week with an appreciation for quality over quantity when it comes to social life and career matters. Give your friends the gift of being a good listener this week. They will appreciate your empathetic and loving nature. You are vivacious and lively on New Year’s Eve and bring in the new year with a reborn sense of optimism and self-confidence.
Gemini — Be adventurous in your journeys of the mind this week. You might find yourself displaying strong emotions in public when you see just how much you have accomplished. The companionship of kindred spirits now makes everything you do seem more worthwhile. New Year’s Eve has an otherworldly feeling this year — and it leaves you with a sense of following your fate into 2023.
Cancer — Early in the week, you will have to be resilient. Keep your balance as you work to maintain a higher level of awareness than you’ve previously achieved. Challenges to your beliefs help you define what matters most to you. Your self-knowledge brings you success. Spend time with friends on Saturday night and share your dreams for the new year with each other.
Leo — Activities that bring you one-on-one contact with people are on the top of the list this week. The reality of sharing your space, your resources and yourself is a balancing act now. Do your own version of waving to your adoring fans from the balcony on New Year’s Eve and enter 2023 feeling like the star that you know you are.
Virgo — By midweek, you can divert your attention from work duties to your nearest and dearest. Allow others to do nice things for you. Face the difficult questions that you’ve been afraid to ask yourself this week, and realize that you do have the answers. Break away from your usual traditions on Saturday and look to the new year to expand your perspective.
Libra — You start the week willing to lose yourself in whatever your inner artist feels best expresses the real you. By midweek, ask yourself if you are working toward your heart’s desire. Take your dreams seriously and spend your time and resources wisely. Look for sparkling beauty in the darkness on New Year’s Eve, and enter 2023 on the road to a metaphorical rebirth.
Scorpio — Family and home are in focus at the beginning of the week. You are revisiting the foundation that you’ve built your life on. You are ready for recreation by midweek, tapping into your creativity and seizing opportunities for fun. Get errands and necessary tasks done on Friday and early Saturday so you can ring in the new year with a partner or close friend.
Sagittarius — This week is very busy for you! Trying to turn your plans into tangible reality is a little taxing, but worth it. You are feeling playful by the end of the week and should take opportunities for entertainment and amusement as they present themselves. This is a good year to spend New Year’s Eve at home, where you can truly relax and be yourself.
Capricorn — This week, keep an eye on your budget as you work on making your home and your neighborhood into exactly the kind of place you want to live. Once your everyday environment is set to your satisfaction, you can relax and focus on recreation. There’s a good possibility for romance on New Year’s Eve. Enter 2023 with an expectation of creativity and fun.
Aquarius — Objective self-observation can be useful, but make sure to give healthy self-expression a good effort as well. Overspending on after-holiday sales will not give you the satisfaction you are looking for, so try to avoid the temptation. Message, call, text and visit your loved ones this week, and then get cozy and celebrate New Year’s Eve at home.
Pisces — Universal compassion is your theme at the beginning of the week. Envision yourself as the person you want to be, and become your own hero. Invest in what makes you feel secure. Consider donating to a cause that supports local people. Ring in the new year with neighbors and extended family. Communicate your appreciation for the people you see every day. Share your story.
We are introducing “Ask an Astrologer,” a weekly advice column where Baltimore residents send in their life questions and The Banner’s in-house Astrologer Cheryl Fair gives guidance based on their star chart. Interested? Send your question, birthdate, birth time and birth city to Cheryl at email@example.com