August 23 – September 22
You desire perfection. Perfection in your appearance. Perfection in your career. Perfection in your relationships.
Can others consider you Type A? Maybe. You hold yourself and your loved ones to a high standard. Because you know they can always do better. You expect that they can always work harder. You are sure that they have yet to reach their greatest potential. It’s that simple. Or so you would like to think.
You are your best when things are uniform and clear. You are your worst when you have to navigate grey areas. You want the answers. The facts. The rules.
You like to distil every hard question down to a perfect yes or no. Black or white. Right or wrong. This includes how you handle emotions – you have found the best way to confront the emotional complexities of life is to organise them into manila envelopes and file them away in the recesses of your mind. This has worked in the past. But 2018 has a different plan in mind.
This year is going to force you to throw out that dusty old rule book. You know it is outdated anyway. Mars is going to force you to make quick decisions. Decisions that require intuition instead of facts. Decisions that require soft skills instead of data. This year is going make you think outside the box. Are you going to be feeling anxious at times? Yes. Are you going to make mistakes? Yes. What is the purpose of all of this?
To introduce you to a different side of yourself.
Pluto, god of the underworld, is going to make this year about upheaval. About unearthing the many beautiful and complex layers that encompass you. About discovering and embracing your imperfections. This year is going to show you the magic that happens in the madness and the miracles that happen in the spontaneity. This year is going to show you that grey areas can be fun. And sexy. And life-changing.
Tousle your hair. Show up “late”, aka on-time, for work. Kiss a few frogs. There are no wrong turns in life. Just lessons. And good stories.
Nadine Head-Gordon is an astrologer at Nadine Jane Astrology.
PHOTOGRAPHY Kitty Callaghan
PAINTING Holly Fewson