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 — Your objectives and motivations are heavily influenced by the reactions and opinions of your friends early in the week. You might be a little hesitant to take action on something that’s been brewing in the back of your mind until Thursday or Friday. By the end of the week, you will trust your intuition and take initiative. Over the weekend, you could buy something that reinforces your self-worth.

Taurus (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Taurus — On Monday, you are sensitive to the social atmosphere around you and willing to step outside of your self-appointed “job description.” You are in tune with the group dynamic of your friends and group associations and take that into account when planning a long-term strategy this week. Spend some time meditating late in the week so you’ll be ready to see and be seen on the weekend.

Gemini (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Gemini — Step outside of your cultural limits early this week. Broadening your world gives you a chance to make a mark in the community. Build alliances with kindred spirits this week. Your friends will help you gain a deeper understanding of your big-picture goals. You will get emotional satisfaction from feeling like you are part of a group, but also understand the value of looking within yourself over the weekend.

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Cancer (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Cancer — You start the week with deep sensitivity to the chemistry between yourself and others. The unseen can be as influential as the obvious, for you. This week you are especially aware of how important it is to you to have a meaningful life. Being recognized for what you do gives you a sense of progress. Experience the group dynamic this weekend, without fear of getting lost in the crowd.

Leo (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Leo — You are feeling the need for connection with other people this week. Use your intuition to know who to trust and who to steer clear of. Your natural passion for life, combined with wisdom is very healing this week. Being in tune with the social atmosphere this weekend will bring you an opportunity for advancement or status. Indulge your restless heart this weekend and show your vibrant uniqueness.

Virgo (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Virgo — Early in the week, the idea of mentorship could be on your mind. You could either be a true teacher for someone or find a person to promote your skills and talents. You are sensitive to other people’s moods this week and willing to take a risk on being closer to someone who needs you. Over the weekend, you extend your usual risk-taking boundaries and leap into unknown territory.

Libra (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Libra — Early in the week, you can put the products of your creative self-expression out into the world. Enjoy the appreciation of those who connect with what you are offering. Do not project your own emotions on to others. You are naturally analytical but should dial it back a bit for now. Avoid using shared resources this weekend. Utilizing your own assets will bring a deeper satisfaction and circumvent conflict.

Scorpio (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Scorpio — Trust your intuition about your home and family life this week. A feeling of emotional safety gives you room to be creative now. Don’t hold back when expressing yourself midweek. Approach a new subject pragmatically. Break down the task at hand into bullet points and get through it a step at a time. Break out of your shell and do something new with another person over the weekend.

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Sagittarius (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Sagittarius — Enjoy life’s simple pleasures early in the week. Give some quality time to the people you’ve known and trusted the longest. Actions speak louder than words toward the end of the week. Even if you have trouble saying the right thing, doing the right thing ensures that all will be well. Your radiant enthusiasm helps you attract a mentor this weekend and makes you a better role model.

Capricorn (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Capricorn — Handle your personal resources in a conservative way early in the week, but do look for opportunities to invest in something beautiful and long-lasting. Being a patron of the arts gives you emotional satisfaction. Do something to increase a feeling of luxury in your home this week. By the weekend, your creative self-expression will forefront. Your own unique blend of spontaneity and discipline can inspire inner awakenings.

Aquarius (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Aquarius — You are particularly sensitive to your immediate environment early in the week. Show you care for people by listening to them. Be mindful of impulse spending now, you could be setting yourself up for a bad case of buyer’s remorse. Invite a few friends to do something intellectually based like playing games or visiting a museum this week. Spend some quite time relaxing at home over the weekend.

Pisces (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Pisces — Psychic undercurrents have a strong influence on you early in the week. There is an inner calm that you can tap into that allows you step out into the world with confidence. You have a magnetic appeal that encourages easy exchanges with people you see every day. Give your active mind free reign this week. Get involved in a neighborhood project or engage in activities with extended family this weekend.

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