For the month of March 2013
ARIES (March 21 to April 19)
Get started on your wish list, as your birthday brings your new year into focus. What would you like to improve? Endurance? Agility? Power hits? All is possible.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)
Friendship is an important concept for you this month, on and off the track. Be kind to your teammates and even opposing teams. Derby is a community. And when you jam, take the friendly side, for goodness’ sake.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20)
You might find yourself blocked quite effectively on the track this month. Your personal life is at top speed, however. Little secret: If you slow down the one, you’ll speed up the other. But, is that really what you want right now?
CANCER (June 21 to July 22)
The New Moon this month is a perfect time to think about what kind of training will get you where you want to be. Don’t know where to start? Find someone who does what you want to do, and ASK for her help. Likely, you’ll get it.
LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22)
Spring clean your gear, yo. You’re overdue for some new piece of something that will make your skating feel fresh. Oftentimes, when we make an equipment change, it forces us to refocus on technique.
VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22)
Derby girls love to show off their bruises. Mostly, we’re proud to say we did battle. But sometimes, a bruise can remind you of a shortcoming and the hurt can linger long after there is anything to show. Never let a momentary failure cause you to doubt yourself. True failure comes only if you stop trying.
LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
As a captain or pivot — or in any position of leadership, really — your best asset is your ability to make others feel valued. Lose that, and it’s not much fun to follow you into whatever crazy strategy you have planned. This month, especially, avoid tooting your own horn so loudly that you drown out the contributions of others.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
Find a balance between rink time and home time. It’s not always easy, and sometimes you need to say “no” to a street team or fundraiser or even (gasp!) practice in order to keep your home life happy. Family and friends are our first and best fans. Treat them that way.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
If you’ve been feeling a little rough on yourself lately, let me remind you of the concept of plateaus. What I mean to say is, you feel like your skills are staying the same while others are advancing around you. It’ll flip. Just keep pushing.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
Communication is key for you this month. In order to effectively communicate, one must routinely gather information. So, go ahead and turn that lovely neck and put your eyes on the jammer, m’kay? Then tell your teammates where she is, because they’d like to know.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
Let’s say you’re sharking the jammer. If you aim your hit where she is right now, you’ll miss. You should be focusing on where she’s going to be. Life is the same way. You need to see a few steps ahead so that you can be in a position to make contact with your goals.
PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20)
This month brings the only New Moon in your sign ALL YEAR. New moons are the best time to think about return on investment. Are you putting in the kind of energy to be the player you want to be? Are you in the right place to be that player? Meditate on it, sister.