You Are a Badass Every Day
Am I There Yet?
Magic for Beginners
21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Yuval Noah Harari
The School of Greatness
Aries, you love new adventures, and 2019 is the perfect year to have them. Almost everyone will be getting the travel bug with Jupiter in Sagittarius this year, but you’re the most likely sign to actually pick up and visit some faraway places. Start with L’Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home by David Lebovitz for some inspiration. The only challenge for you might be taking some time off work. You’ve been putting in some impressive hours over the past year, and it’s important for you to maintain that effort. All your hard work is sure to pay off in the next two years or so. You may even get some recognition for your efforts in the coming months! Carry a copy of Jen Sincero’s motivational collection of exercises and reflections, You are a Badass Every Day, to keep you going. This could be a transformative year for your vocation.
You’re bound to be busy right from the start of the year, which for you is always better than stagnation—but don’t forget to take care of yourself. Instagram star Mari Andrew’s illustrated journey to adulthood in Am I There Yet? will make you laugh and help you unwind. In March, Mercury retrograde will prompt you to dream and imagine. Sink into Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link during this dreamy month. At the spring Equinox, around the time of your birthday, relationships begin to take center stage. The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory will be a good companion as the romantic stories of your own life play out.
If you’re not traveling to foreign countries this summer, you may be traveling via armchair. After all, these are literary horoscopes! The chances are good you’ll go back to school, or expand your mind through learning by other means. Read something purely in the pursuit of knowledge, like Yuval Noah Harari’s thoughtful essay collection 21 Lessons for the 21st Century. In July, two eclipses and a bunch of retrogrades may have you feeling nostalgic. Perhaps the stimulation you need can be gleaned from a trip home. Kathryn Harrison’s memoir On Sunset could be the summer vacation read you’re looking for.
This fall, as you get back to work, your focus may shift to some more immediate practical concerns. The School of Greatness by professional football player turned business coach/podcaster/speaker Lewis Howes could inspire you to live your best life. As we roll into winter, with Jupiter reaching the top of your chart on December 2, it’s another reminder that you’re creating a legacy. Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming will give you something to think about as you head into 2020.
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