From BUST's Winter 2020 issue, Lisa Stardust gives astrological guidance to getting laid.
(Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
Elevate your relationship during the Aquarius new moon January 24, when you’ll feel chatty enough to assert your desires. Be advised, you’ll be expecting your sexual partner to intuitively know what you like during February’s Mercurial moonwalk—never a good idea. Once Mercury turns direct, you’ll come to understand that you need to sex-press your passions in order for them to properly get you off.
(Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
You’ll soon discover that the best source of sexual foreplay is your mouth this winter. Use your earthy oral skills to vocally express your sexual desires, and you’ll be getting off like nobody’s business during the Capricorn solar eclipse on December 26. On January 12, Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto collude to bring out your saucy side, making you an extra-horny sea goat despite the winter chill.
(Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
You might be unsure about taking your budding relationship to the next level, but things will become clearer (and lovelier) when Venus slides into your sun on December 20. This auspicious transit will give you the motivation you need to get serious about your boo, even though January 12 and February 16 bring up commitment fears due to the Capricorn stellium.
(Feb. 19 to Mar. 20)
Your astrological forecast has you reclaiming your icon status among friends this winter. The Capricorn solar eclipse on December 26 will bring fun your way and even a hot new crush who you’ll be smooching on New Year’s Eve. January 13 also lights your loins when Venus aligns with your sun. You’ll get a double dose of goodness during your solar return on February 18.
(Mar. 21 to Apr. 19)
If you’re attached, the Gemini full moon on December 12 allows you to speak from the heart and declare your truest feelings in time for the holidays. January 3 is the optimal day to have a fun date night, due to Mars’ ingress into Sagittarius. All you single rams will be hitting Tinder hard during Mercury retrograde, which begins February 16 right after Valentine’s Day.
(Apr. 20 to May 20)
November’s Mercury retrograde created some serious emotional upsets you’re still reeling from, but things will chill out once Jupiter moves into Capricorn on December 2. Venus’ ingress into Pisces on January 13 will give you an opportunity to reboot, allowing you to start off 2020 drama-free. Loose lips won’t sink ships once Venus moves into Aries on February 7.
(May 21 to June 20)
After a series of unfortunate Tinder dates, you’re finally connecting with a certain special someone, but there’s a catch—you may have trouble setting boundaries around the time that Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto collide on February 12. Be sure to set limits and enforce your safe word, especially since Mercury once again begins its retrograde journey on February 16, lending itself to miscommunications galore.
(June 21 to July 22)
The effects of November’s Grand Water Trine will be affecting you for months to come. Prepare yourself for December 13, when a Venus-Pluto conjunction will set fire to your BDSM desires; your kinky wishes could be fulfilled around January 12 with some light bondage, flogging, and hot wax. Mars’ journey into Capricorn on February 16 will only deepen your lust for restraint.
(July 23 to Aug. 22)
You’ll be channeling your inner Norma Rae to stand up for your rights and lead your officemates to success on December 2, when Jupiter enters hard-working Capricorn, and then again on January 12, when Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto align. February 16 prods you into action and possibly a protest with your colleagues—unions, anyone?—thanks to aggro Mars getting into Capricorn territory.
(Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
Capricorn season starts on December 21, which means you’ll be feeling extra lonely and lusty—you’ll probably find a friend with benefits to scratch that particular itch, but be careful—January 12 may bring conflicts your way. Be clear with your boundaries, and try to avoid drama during Mercury’s backwards march on February 16. It may give you the push you need to explore your desires solo.
(Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
You’ll be on the prowl for a new romantic interest during the first week of January, but you’ll be tempted into the arms of an ex around January 13, when Venus enters Pisces. Unfortch, you’ll be tempted to fall back into old cozy but possibly harmful patterns with them once Mercury begins its retrograde on February 16.
(Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
Slide into a prospective lover’s DMs during the solar eclipse on December 26, and they’ll be keeping you warm all the way through the Aquarius new moon January 24. Igniting an old flame may lead you into murky emotional territory during Mercury retrograde. After flirting for several weeks with a past partner, you’re in the mood for some fresh meat on February 16, when Mars enters Capricorn.
By Lisa Stardust
Illustrations by Camille Chew
This piece originally appeared in the Winter 2020 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!
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