Read the Signs: a literary horoscope

New year, new you? Or new year, same you, because we're all beholden to the stars at our birth? Either way, we hope you enjoy these books chosen by our cosmic interpretation of your deepest self (plus a little "read" of each sign). Browse the list, and don't feel limited to your sun sign. What's your moon? Your rising? Who's in your ninth house? Dive deep, cosmic wanderers.


MAR 21 - APR 19

You are the mountain, Aries;
you must climb yourself.


APR 20 - MAY 20

One cup pleasure, one cup
practicality, two cups repression
of inner demons. Flambé.


MAY 21 - JUN 21

O sing, muse, of the depths
of my own self-deception!


JUN 22 - JUL 22

Safer if you stay inside your shell,
little Cancer—safer for your feelings.


JUL 23 - AUG 22

Me, me, me...
and my great Leo opinions
that you will also love.


AUG 23 - SEPT 22

Retreating to the woods to become
a witch is an extreme form of
feminism but we see you, Virgo.
We see you.


SEPT 23 - OCT 23

Who, me—Libra? Who am I?
Who would you like me to be?


OCT 24 - NOV 21

It's not my fault I'm sexy, alluring,
inscrutable, and leave a path of
destruction in my wake.


NOV 22 - DEC 21

OMG, this year is going to be so...
I just can't wait to...
I mean, I really want to focus on—
what was I saying?


DEC 22 - JAN 19

We'll be straight with you, Cap,
we know you don't believe in
astrology but read these books
anyway, you might like them.


JAN 20 - FEB 19

Wave Piece:
This is a secret path
Bend as low as you can
Follow without looking back
They will think we are foxes


FEB 20 - MAR 20

"Cry Pisces cry
Make your mother sigh
You're old enough to know better"