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 — Take notes early in the week because you’ll be getting input at a fast pace. You have the energy and the inspiration to make progress toward your goals for personal growth now. On Thursday and Friday, spend some quality time at home processing all of the new information you’ve been gathering. The weekend brings opportunities to express your creativity. Let go and give your full attention to what brings you joy.

Taurus (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Taurus — Take action to protect your current resources and build your security early this week. Step out and do something that increases your confidence and self-worth. Just a pep talk isn’t enough. Action speaks louder than words and gives you a chance to prove yourself to yourself. Thursday and Friday, take care of errands and pressing messages to free yourself of obligations. On the weekend, welcome friends for a get-together in your home.

Gemini (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Gemini — You may be feeling larger than life early in the week. Watch a tendency to overindulge. Still in an expansive mood at the end of the week, make sure you don’t spend more than you can afford. You will be feeling the love and could attract admirers this week. Be mindful that talking too much can ruin a pleasant illusion. This weekend, let yourself be distracted by shiny objects.

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Cancer (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Cancer — No one understands you as well as you understand yourself. Actively engaging in some mind-body exercises this week could give you a feeling of overflowing vitality. Use your elevated awareness of your connection to the universal to strengthen your sense of self. Do a practical evaluation of your personal resources this weekend and use what you have to get what you want. Invest in yourself to reap the biggest rewards.

Leo (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Leo — Active participation in groups this week will bring rewards later. Kindred spirits will help broaden your perspective in a way that you could not do on your own. Your intuition is strong on Thursday and Friday, but don’t act on it until the weekend when you have power of personality in your favor. You are dramatic and quite convincing when expressing yourself and could even believe your own press release.

Virgo (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Virgo — You are focused on your career and social standing early in the week. Women will be especially helpful in those areas now. Your hopes and goals for the future are on your mind this week and your friends can help you reach those goals. Group associations are also beneficial. On the weekend, your more esoteric side comes to the forefront. Look at the full moon and write down your dreams.

Libra (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Libra — Take a trip or plan one early this week. Travel that includes learning about a culture beyond your usual scope would be especially good now. Even if you can’t go anywhere until later, broadening your thinking now will bring social and career advancement. Let go of what you’ve believed was true and consider other possibilities. Do something adventurous on the weekend. Expand your world and bring kindred spirits with you.

Scorpio (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Scorpio — You could trade in your emotional baggage for an actual suitcase and make considerable emotional progress now. The behaviors that you have relied on to protect you from pain could be obsolete and only obstructing progress. Find a change of scenery and see how it changes your point of view. Openly letting others know how you feel and dancing under the full moon wouldn’t be a terrible way to spend the weekend.

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Sagittarius (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Sagittarius — Focus on improving relationships early this week. All type of close personal relationships and even contact with the public will give you the opportunity to be genuine in your emotional expression. Take other people’s values into consideration and act accordingly, without compromising your own standards. Feeling magnanimous on the weekend, you could take a risk in the name of fun or go off on an adventure. Set yourself free.

Capricorn (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Capricorn — Working to improve your daily surroundings, work methods and your physical self, is on your mind early in the week. Overdoing it could hurt more than it helps, so don’t try to prove your own value by pushing too hard. This week is a good time to acquire some new clothing or self-care products. Consider the deeper meaning of the seemingly mundane things in your life this weekend.

Aquarius (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Aquarius — Creativity and entertainment should be emotionally satisfying early in the week. Actively go for what you want and allow yourself to enjoy it when you achieve your goal. Don’t hesitate to ask for help or offer help to someone you work with. It will all balance out in the end. You may feel a bit rushed or overwhelmed, but by the weekend you can get comfortable with someone close to you.

Pisces (Jon Marchione for The Baltimore Banner)

Pisces — Early in the week, expect increased interaction and emotional involvement with family. This is a good week to take action on a matter concerning your home. Midweek, you explore your own creativity. Creativity is more than art projects — it’s the process of giving form to your ideas. On the weekend, you want to engage with the world and be part of something substantial. Do your part to promote what you believe in.

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

Cheryl Fair is a multi-disciplinary artist and professional astrologer living in Baltimore. She is a member of the National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR) and Mensa. For more information, check out her website

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