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The Gavel's Horoscope Predictions

Capricorn (December 22- January 19)

Capricorn, there is so much to say and so little time. Things are already going well for you this week, as your symbol, the goat, has been co-opted by the NFL. It is now completely reasonable for you to refer to yourself as the greatest of all time; don’t worry about greatest of what just yet. You tend to take things seriously, and focus your time on the concrete steps that will help you succeed in the future. You are very driven, but don’t forget to take a minute to relax. Keep in mind that it’s okay to do things even if they won’t necessarily boost your resume. With Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s time to let your imagination run wild. That new activity you’ve been thinking about doing forever? Do it. This week is a great time to get adventurous. You don’t have to go skydiving, but do more than switch up your salad toppings at Addie’s. This week, push your limits.

Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

Rain drop.

Drop top.

Kidding. Nevertheless, as a water bearer, you like to stir things up in a bad and boujee fashion. You’ve either just had a birthday or are having one soon. Use this as an opportunity to make a change. You don’t put up with nonsense, and enjoy calling people on theirs. You’re a bit of savage, so own it. If something in your life just isn’t working, cut it out and replace it with something better. Mercury and Venus are in your sign this week, so use Mercury’s added power to improve your communication with others. There’s someone you’ve been neglecting lately, which is unlike you, but it’s not too late to give them the attention they deserve. Valentine’s Day could be a good excuse to reconnect. Venus increases affections, so you’re in for a good week regardless of what you do—short of ghosting whoever you’ve been neglecting. Not. Cool.

Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Alright, my little fishies, listen up. As a Pisces, you often feel like you’re being torn in different directions. You struggle to make decisions, but somehow things always seem to work themselves out. I hate to tell you this, but you’ve been coasting on the star’s good luck. However, Neptune is in your sign this week, which means you’re in for some refreshing clarity in your decision-making. Use this time wisely, not by deciding if you should go to class, but on the important things, like housing options. Thanks to Neptune, you’ll also be feeling quite compassionate this week, so stay away from ASPCA commercials and don’t be surprised by spontaneous waterworks. If the situation arises, blinking rapidly and blaming your contacts always wards off suspicion, even if you don’t actually wear contacts. Valentine’s Day may be tough at worst and low-key at best. I 10/10 would recommend being ready to stay in and watch a movie. Good news: the BC Movie site is streaming everything from Magic Mike XXL to Goodfellas.

Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Aries, your week is going to be so lit. Mars is your ruling planet, and it’s in your sign this week. Expect a fire week for a fire sign, full of action, confidence, and passion. As an added bonus, Uranus is also in your sign, which means now is the time to get creative and problem solve. That being said, be careful not to get overly aggressive. Channel your emotions into sports, or try actually using the million dollar stairs to burn off extra energy. You’re a natural leader, so it’s best you take charge of planning for your friend group, be it for Valentine’s Day or weekend plans. A word of caution: slow down this week. Trust your instincts, but don’t be impulsive. Take a second to rethink your actions or people might accuse you of having no chill.

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Taurus, you are in for a low-key week. Expect relaxation and good vibes. You can handle anything life throws at you, but you also tend to get set in your routines. Change is not for you, but that will be different this week. You’re in a good place, so it’s the perfect time to grab the bull by the horns and interrupt your routine. Skip the Plex one day. Head into Boston to explore, if only to study in a place with a nicer ambiance and slightly more comfortable chairs than the library. Get coffee with that friend you’ve been meaning to catch up with before we hit midterms. You’re in for a good Valentine’s Day as your affectionate side comes out, but be sure to enjoy the simple pleasures too. You may even discover a new favorite thanks to your explorations. At the very least, this is an opportunity for a Snapchat story that doesn’t feature your daily musings on the temperature or what passes for chicken in the dining hall.

Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Gemini, you get a bad rep for being moody and easily bored. It’s not your fault that the professor’s monotone voice lulls you to sleep and has you dreaming of spring break. However, you’re also talkative, friendly, and charming. You’re not easily intimidated, and are renowned for your communication skills. If you don’t already have one, think about picking up a communication major or minor. Your week is looking good, but a friend’s week may be rough. They’ll need you to offer advice. They might not take it, but they’ll want to hear it regardless. Put that dazzling charm to good use this week and make Valentine’s Day special. Your weekend will be busy, but it’s nothing a pro like you can’t handle.

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Feeling a little crabby lately? Don’t worry, it’s completely normal. You’ll be very in touch with your emotions this week. With all emotions heightened, so don’t be surprised if the lines in Lower make you murderously angry, and the joke your friend just told has you rolling for way longer than appropriate. Make this week about you. Do what you want to do, and don’t worry about pleasing everyone else. In the words of Tom Haverford, “Treat yo' self.” With your emotions running high, now is not the best time to make any big decisions. If you thought this was going to be the week you get your act together and figure out your life, sorry. Better luck next week. Take a step back from planning for once. Letting someone else figure out Valentine’s Day and weekend plans could be surprisingly great.

Leo (July 23 - August 22)

Leo, you’re known for being extra. You “work hard, play hard,” and you know how to get what you want. That being said, don’t be left singing “If I only had the nerve.” You have a slight tendency to get into slumps. Well, buckle up, buttercup, because this week you’re going to rocket out of your slump as if you are Luke Skywalker evading the Stormtroopers in the Speeder’s Chase on Endor. You carry yourself like royalty, but don’t forget that you’re not; you actually have to commune with the peasants this week. This might sound horrifying, but your life will be much easier if you focus your energies outwardly this week. Now is the time to do things for others; this means planning a romantic Valentine’s Day, and paying it forward with some random acts of kindness beyond just holding the door open.

Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Virgo, no matter what you’re doing this week, you need to get pumped. You can be a bit shy, which isn’t a bad thing, but now is not the time for that. You have natural people skills and a creative thought process. This relatively unimpressive week in February is as good as any to start branching out. If you’re feeling bored, don’t wait for someone to make your life more interesting. Only you can make your Valentine’s Day what you want, so don’t expect someone to read your mind and create the perfect day. Be bold this week. Cozy up to Geminis, who share your communication abilities but are naturally more extroverted. You’ll be in for a wild ride.

Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Lucky Libra, you are in for a treat this week. Jupiter is in retrograde in your sign, so that means in addition to the harmony and balance you seek in your life, you’ll also be experiencing good fortune and prosperity. Go to a casino or buy a scratch ticket, because no matter how your Valentine’s Day goes, you’re bound to get lucky this week. Jupiter being in retrograde also means that it is time to focus inward. Give yourself a little TLC this week, if only to break up the winter horror show that is February. Jupiter, like Texas, makes everything bigger, so be ready for a super-sized life this week. Go big or go home.

Scorpio (October 23- November 21)

You’re intense and quick to love, but quick to get angry too. People close to you are in both fear and awe of your collection of screenshots. You’ve got willpower and stamina, but your occasional pessimism can be a problem. People will surprise you this week, so try seeing the glass half full instead of smashed on the ground, making a huge mess. When in a good mood, you bring a lot of joy to the lives of people close to you. You’ll surprise yourself with how much you are able to accomplish this week with a little change in your mindset. As the most sensual of the signs, Valentine’s Day was made for you. Take advantage of the love this week to tell people how you really feel, and make sure your loved ones know they are appreciated. Spread the love.

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

You may feel a bit boxed in lately. You’ve got tests in all your classes and labs from hell. You honestly don’t care about the rate at which bacteria grows, and thanks to your group members, you’ve developed an eye twitch. The good news is that Saturn is in your sign this week, so you’ll be bringing it back to basics. It won’t be the most exciting week of your life, but it will be a welcome relief from your otherwise hectic schedule. A breather this week may be just what you need, so use Saturn to ground yourself in reality. Get in touch with nature, or if freezing temps and snow aren’t your thing, take a trip to the sauna in the Plex and look into a tropical spring break locale. Your Valentine’s Day might not quite reach The Notebook romance levels, but your weekend might give you reason to think Valentine’s Day is a week-long holiday.

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