Moon cycle waning top to bottom

Moons / Image via Nino Yang at Unsplash

Aries (March 21 to April 19)


You need to slow down. Like really, stop whatever you’re doing and take a deep breath. It must be hard juggling six classes, two jobs, 3 clubs, and hiking Mount Benson at 5 am every morning, but you really need to slow down and take some time for yourself this month.


Taurus (April 20 to May 20)


With a new school year underway, now is the time to start working on yourself #newschoolyearnewme. How about we start off by ending that grudge you have against that one professor who gave you a lower mark than what you expected last year. I understand that the mark wasn’t fair, but it’s been eight months. It’s time to move on.


Gemini (May 21 to June 20)


You really need to stop talking about people behind their back, it’s not cute. Okay, have a good rest of your day.


Cancer (June 21 to July 22)


October is the perfect month for Cancers. With families coming together for Thanksgiving and handing out candy to excited, sugar-high children on Halloween, it really highlights the fact that you are the mom of your friend group. Now is the time to use your caring and kind personality for good. Extend your hand to your Libra and Capricorn friends that might be going through a hard time but don’t know how to reach out for help. You are the hero that no one asked for but everyone needs.


Leo (July 23 to August 22)


You registered to vote, right? The provincial election is happening October 24 and we all know you hold your opinion the highest, so you might as well use it.


Virgo (August 23 to September 22)


This month is the month to finally break out of your room and actually see the sunlight. You might feel safe in your tiny little bedroom where you read, paint, or listen to music, but when was the last time you actually saw a body of water? A wild animal? Someone besides your roommate? Become one with nature this month before everything gets cold, dark, wet, and sad.


Libra (September 23 to October 22)


Happy birthday! This is where the birthday song would play, but to avoid getting sued due to copyright laws, you’re just going to have to sing it to yourself. The pandemic and online classes might be throwing you off balance, and that is understandable. We are currently living in uncertain times, and you just want to bottle up all your emotions. Now is the time to find new ways to reach out to loved ones you can check-in on and talk to.


Scorpio (October 23 to November 21)


As a water sign, it would make sense for Scorpios to go with the flow as times change and normalities become no longer normal, but these past couple of months have been hard and difficult to comprehend. You miss the person you were and who you thought you were going to be this year. Like water, you feel this year got rushed out to sea. This month is the time to restart your passions, and to fall in love again, and again, and again. Fall in love with not just someone, but something. Fall in love with your passions: writing, photography, skateboarding, art, or coding. Fall in love with something you love. But most importantly, fall back in love with yourself.


Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21)


Okay, Sagittarius, we get it, you love to travel and this whole “pandemic” is really killing your vibe. We’re glad you’ve been able to find local places to travel to while following COVID-19 guidelines, but you don’t need to post an Instagram AND Snapchat story every time you’re sitting at Long Beach in Tofino watching the sunset. I get it, who doesn’t love Tofino? 


Capricorn (December 22 to January 19)


The pandemic has hit hard. Everyone in some way is dealing with the effects of it, and that’s okay. Capricorns, it’s okay to reach out for help. Yes, sarcasm is a great coping mechanism, but it’s not the only option. Living through a pandemic is pretty hard, and going to school during a pandemic is pretty hard as well, but look at you—you were born so close to Christmas! That might be even harder than the other two. One gift for two holidays? How could your parents do that to you?


Aquarius (January 20 to February 18)


You’ve been jumping off the walls with your weird and qUiRkY ideas, dying for a creative outlet so you can let them free. You’re probably bored being inside all day, and want something to doyour brain is full of the desire to break the mould and do new and different things. It’s also full of Chuck E. Cheese pizza conspiracies, but maybe you should keep those to yourself. October is a spooky month, so why not do something that scares yougo skydiving, shave your head, or get in a committed relationship.


Pisces (February 19 to March 20)


As we enter into the fall, now is the time to cuddle up in a blanket and watch a sappy romantic comedy that makes you bawl your eyes out. Sounds fun, right? To a Pisces it does, and you need to take some time for yourself and do that. You are the first person to know that self-love is the best kind of love. We hope you have fun watching Ladybird for the 15th time this year.


Lauryn is a fourth-year Digital Media Studies student. She has had her work featured in the Powell River Peak, Portal Magazine, and The Discourse. When she’s not looking up fun facts about bees, she’s probably fantasying about Portland, Oregon.

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