Your Horoscope in Cocktails: September 2015
“What’s your sign?”
It’s one of the cheesiest and most gag-inducing pick-up lines, right next to: “Did it hurt? …When you fell from heaven.” Chances are you’ve either used it on someone (hopefully jokingly) or been asked the question yourself—and that probably happened at a bar.
There’s something to the question, though. But not in the way you think. If you put your zodiac sign to the test, you may find that the universe is telling you to try something unexpected, like how about a gin cocktail instead of whiskey?
This month, Mercury is in retrograde until October 9th, so it’s a good time for reflecting on recent decisions and conversation—and maybe even learning something new. Then, Jupiter meets Pluto on the 11th causing the scales to tip (got that, Libra?) and the tiniest planet has a run-in with Mars on the 15th.
So…what is your sign?
This piece originally appeared on Liquor.com.
Libra: September 24 to October 22
You should be drinking a Manhattan this month.
When a new moon goes head-to-head with Uranus on the 12th, it may be time to shake things up. Though you aren’t used to flying solo, try treating yourself to a nice solo dinner. A classic Manhattan and quiet night of treating yo’ self will help you avoid conflict and set your mind straight.
Scorpio: October 23 To November 22
You should be drinking an Aviation this month.
Not sure what to do with yourself on the 15th? Get your business cards ready: It’s time to network. Mars and Pluto are having a pow-wow, which gives you the opportunity to make a positive change in your work life. What to drink while networking? The violet-hued Aviation will do. It’s an excellent conversation starter.
Sagittarius: November 23 to December 21
You should be drinking a Kamikaze this month.
In need of a monetary boost? Your optimism will finally pay off this month. The 11th, when Jupiter and Pluto situate themselves for a winning combination of ambition and change, is your lucky day. Throw back a Kamikaze for liquid courage and get started on that project you’ve been thinking about for years now. You may even be able to quit your day job.
Capricorn: December 22 to January 20
Aquarius: January 21 to February 18
You should be drinking a Kiss this month.
This month, Venus and Mars will take your love life to a new high. Don’t be afraid to give your phone number to that hot bartender and order a gin-laced Kiss. But don’t let yourself fall out of touch with friends. A night with your buds is exactly what you’ll need on the 10th.
Pisces: February 19 to March 20
Aries: March 21 to April 20
Taurus: April 21 to May 21
Gemini: May 22 to June 21
Cancer: June 22 to July 22
You should be drinking a Liberation Libation this month.
Oh, you loving and protective Cancer. On the 12th, you’ll be tempted to comfort a coworker or a loved one who’s upset, but step back: This is a good time for you to take yourself out of others’ problems and enjoy the company of an autumnal Liberation Libation.
Leo: July 23 to August 22
You should be drinking a Sherry Cobbler this month.
When you go out with your friends on the 8th and are tempted to try every top-shelf Champagne at your local liquor store, don’t. It’s just want-hungry Venus tempting your budget. Instead, sit back with a simpleSherry Cobbler and enjoy. Responsibly.
Virgo: August 23 to September 23
You should be drinking a French 75 this month.
Confidence is the name of the game this month, Virgo. Though you usually tend to be shy, Mars will give you an extra dose of self-assurance. But try not to be too pushy. It’s the perfect time to share your brilliant ideas and celebrate that raise at work with a fizzy French 75.