Outer Order, Inner Calm
A Prayer for Travelers
The Map Thief
We Cast a Shadow
Maurice Carlos Ruffin
The Uninhabitable Earth
One Day in December
Virgo, Jupiter in Sagittarius this year brings you good luck at home. You may move somewhere for new adventures, expand your home, grow your family, connect with your roots, or all of the above. Read Gretchen Rubin’s latest book Outer Order, Inner Calm to get your home in the order that works best for you. If you’re looking for a serious partner to share your home with, stay true to your vision and believe that it’s possible, because it could happen this year. It could also be that the world is your home, since you’re entering a seven-year cycle of wild exploration. Amitava Kumar’s novel Immigrant, Montana would be an interesting read for you in 2019.
January starts off with an eclipse cycle that will enliven your social life. Romance, fun, and friendship are in the stars for you this year. You may be connecting with community members, taking pleasure in creative projects, or spending time with children. Regardless, it’s a cycle of offering and receiving gifts. Social Physics by data scientist Alex Pentland will open your eyes to the ways in which people exchange ideas and build connections in our digital world. Mercury’s retrogrades in water signs this year will also have you meditating on relationships of all kinds. In March, when Mercury retrogrades through your complementary sign of Pisces, curl up with Ruchika Tomar’s novel A Prayer for Travelers.
This summer, especially in July, it’s a time for spending time with friends and wider networks. Make some time for the summer barbecues! The Map Thief and We Cast a Shadow will give you something interesting to talk about as you make the social rounds. You’ll be expanding your mind quite a bit, and finding people to share your ideas with. Come fall, you may be turning inward and reflecting on your community. The Uninhabitable Earth will be a sobering but important read for you this November. On December 2, Jupiter moves into Capricorn, setting you up for a fabulously fun year ahead. Enjoy Josie Silver’s wintery love story, One Day in December, over the holiday season!
Illustration by Kelsey Oseid from What We See in the Stars