Air signs: not a love story ☁💘

Qu'est-ce que c'est un Gemini?

Air signs are always revolutionary, even when we are being conformist. If we brunch, we brunch with an overlay of radical intention you just can’t see. But we’re happy to spend the next 40 minutes air-splaining it to you while you exasperatedly consume your eggs Florentine.

Is revolution romantic? Yes and no. Air signs are enamored with the future and stimulated by novelty and variety—which can both awaken and destroy romantic love. Taken together, the air signs reflect the life cycle of a relationship, so they are each spinning with the kaleidoscopic possibilities of both intimacy and alienation.

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♊ Gemini is about attraction. They seek out compatibility. They learn what they like in part by learning what you like, scouting for the connective tissue that makes them feel alive. The essence of Gemini is to be in dialogue — without you, there is no them. They are the principle of pluralism realized. They exist in the context of the second person.

♎ Libra is about compromise, the bedrock of sustained partnership. What you can accomplish together is greater than what each individual could produce. They lead with romance, but the alliances they forge are productive. Love is their business model, and it works so well precisely because it is sincere and uncynical.

♒ But Aquarius lives in the state of divorce. All separations are revolutions, and in revolution, you don’t yield — you seize power. And Aquarians seize out of hope for the future. They need room for their huge ethical frameworks and resources to power them in perpetuity. They break up as an investment in themselves. It’s as generative for them as marriage is for a Libra.

🎯 Bonus: I started this piece on Aquarius a long time ago and finally hit publish today! Enjoy!


✨ Some horoscopal observations about this coming week for everyone ✨

4.7 Mercury in Pisces and Saturn in Capricorn are happy friends at about 5:17 a.m. ET, making you productive in your communications. Good day to catch up on emails and write a newsletter! LOL. Moon in Taurus all day means moods are stable and sweet. It’s an astrological brunch day.

4.8 The Taurus moon is void of course from 4:28 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. ET, which is a big chunk of day. Don’t sign things, start big conversations, or get a haircut. Don’t do anything new artistically. Work on old stuff today.

4.10 Everything is happening this day! First, the Gemini moon is void from 1:27 to 11:31 p.m. ET, which means it’s best not to speak before you think. Also Jupiter goes retrograde in Sagittarius at 1 p.m., and he’s our good luck charm who lifts us up when we try to do pull-ups, making us feel 100 times stronger than we are. Now we’ll have to actually get strong enough to do pull-ups!

Venus and Neptune in Pisces are meeting up at around 2:14 a.m., and that’s a powerful alliance for creativity and aesthetics. Also romance and harmony. Jupiter may be sleepy, but these two can really inspire some deliriously sexy times with another person. Or some incredible art. I look forward to writing something good that day. LOL again.

Finally, Mercury in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn are seeing eye-to-eye at 5:40 p.m., so this is the time to say or do something impactful and personal. If you’re a performer and you have a show—good. People will notice what you do, and you should be on a stage doing it.

4.12 The Cancer moon goes void at 7:33 p.m. ET, so call it an early night if you can. Venus in Pisces is in a friendly position to Saturn in Capricorn at 11:08 a.m., which means you should see any limitations you’re facing as opportunities for creative workarounds. If you try to see (force?) an artistic perspective, you’ll actually get pretty far. Your best friend right today is people telling you no.

4.13 The Aries sun is squaring Pluto in Capricorn early in the day (4:04 a.m. ET), so watch out for conflicts between what you want and what you really want. Power struggles may abound. And then the Leo moon squares Uranus in Taurus at 7:13 a.m., which can surprise you with feelings of betrayal and uprootedness. You thought you were king and now you’re not. You still are, but it won’t feel that way today.


💡 One thing that makes me not believe in astrology 💡

This is an irregularly recurring segment in which I name something that so defies my understanding of astrology that it makes me not believe in it. Which I don’t, if anyone asks.

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Timothee Chalamet is a Capricorn, not an Aquarius.

I cannot believe it, but it’s true, and therefore I cannot believe in astrology.

♑ Why he is a Capricorn: Yes, he’s very interior, polished, accomplished at a young age, which are Capricorn things. He’s a consummate professional, fine. And okay, he does have that same piercing stare, emotionally resonant je ne sais quoi that made Tom Cruise a movie star (before he was a disappointing cultist). And Tom Cruise is a Cancer, which is just a Capricorn who cries.

♒ Why he should be an Aquarius: He’s tall, artsy (even for an actor), cool-headed, progressive in his exploration of gender. He dresses like a beautiful, sparkly alien? He’s a wonderfully angular prodigy who seems friendly in a big-picture way but wouldn’t get close to too many people. And he pals around with Geminis like Lily Rose Depp.

Basically, I feel about Timothee Chalamet the way John Mulaney’s also-Gemini wife Annamarie feels about him, and that’s because we air signs recognize the lively intellectual charisma of other air signs! Please enjoy this little clip from Netflix’s Twitter.

Okay, I’ve fully exposed my extreme air sign bias in this entire letter, and I can do nothing now but own it. I love you and I always will. 🍃🧚🏻‍♀️