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 (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Aries — Finish a project on Monday morning. Get your mind on work and helping others by Tuesday. Later in the week there will be an emphasis on close relationships. Your passionate nature can bring fun to partnerships now. Watch a tendency to be impulsive with shared resources this weekend. Don’t let the heat of the moment bring you to promise more than you can deliver.

Taurus (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Taurus — Your creativity is in high gear early in the week. Your fertile mind can transform manic restlessness into the creation of something original and entertaining. Helping others with the changes in their lives will give you emotional satisfaction now. You can make even the most intense changes seem easier with your quiet support. Express your love and appreciation to those closest to you this weekend.

Gemini (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Gemini — You might feel the need to reach out to your family early this week. Later in the week, remind yourself that creative self-expression is a vital part of life, not just an extra to be done when you have time. You could find that your to-do list is encroaching on your weekend plans. Turn work into fun by inviting a friend to join you.

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Cancer (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Cancer — Avoid being too subjective in response to messages you get early this week. Try writing things down and checking them before hitting send or saying your thoughts out loud. You have the energy to redecorate or entertain in your home at the end of the week. On Sunday, put your passion into creating something beautiful. Ask your friends to enjoy the results of your work with you.

Leo (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Leo — Still feeling the leftover effects of the full moon in your sign on Monday morning, things shift Monday evening. You’ll be focusing on money and the things your truly value until midweek. You are likely to be self-indulgent and spend unwisely if you don’t check yourself. Expect some interesting encounters during your everyday activities. Over the weekend you could have a breakthrough with family members.

Virgo (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Virgo — You could feel a little foggy in the morning, but things will be quite different Monday evening and early in the week when you have a sparkly and expressive approach to the world. Later in the week, you could give some deep thought to what you are willing to do to feel secure. You might find that your uncharacteristic spontaneity surprises some people on the weekend.

Libra (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Libra — Early this week you can gain satisfaction by working behind the scenes to improve the lives of others. Later in the week, your ability to create peace from chaos can bring emotional healing, when you support others through life transitions. Over the weekend, express your own creativity or do something to support the arts. You will be attracted to expressions of deep love and beauty.

Scorpio (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Scorpio — Start the week by including your friends in your successes. Join with kindred spirits to bring positive change to the world. Later in the week, you can delve back into the emotional safety of isolation for a little while before coming out into the world on the weekend. This weekend, you can enjoy the novelty and excitement of exploring your interest in something unusual.

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Sagittarius (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Sagittarius — Be mindful of the tendency to be the life of the party when there isn’t actually a party happening. Just dial it back a little and save your rowdy side for when you are with people who are on your wavelength. Your overflowing joie de vivre and generous nature are most appreciated by your friends. Over the weekend, add some beauty to your domestic world.

Capricorn (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Capricorn — Head into uncharted territory early in the week. Break out of your cultural cage and expand your perspective. This week is a good time to be seen in public. You can take action on something you feel passionately about and be admired for your stance. This weekend, don’t be afraid to tell your friends that you love them. Spend time having fun with like-minded people.

Aquarius (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Aquarius — Your emotional wellbeing requires you to face the truth about yourself. Approach the good, the bad and the ugly with equal scrutiny and learn to appreciate your uniqueness this week. An emotional attachment to your own ideas can lessen the effectiveness of them later in the week. Try to be as unbiased as you can. Women play a key role in your social life this weekend.

Pisces (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Pisces — You can be the peacemaker in your close relationships early in the week. Bravely face the skeletons in your closet later in the week. This weekend, you are able to immerse yourself in the higher forms of art and philosophy. Go to a museum, read something inspiring or watch a film that exposes you to the more noble side of humanity.

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