Baselscope: what the stars have in store for Earth Signs during Art Basel Week

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn art lovers



Born bullish: Salvador Dalí with his pet ocelot, Babou Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Taurus (21 April-20 May)

A bull in Basel is like a fish in water—Taureans take to luxury like no other sign. Venus, your ruling planet, moved into the second house of earned income on 8 June, which means your finances are sitting pretty after a period of flux. Now is the time to invest in a new piece by Mary Corse before increased demand prices you out of her market. The Venus vibes are also making you flirtatious, but Mars moves into your communication sector on 13 June so beware of being too bullish with your words.

Taurus artists: Jenny Saville, Salvador Dalí and JMW Turner

Self-portrait of David Wojnarowicz (1983-84) is in the artist's survey show, History Keeps Me Awake at Night at the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid until 30 September Photo © Ron Amstutz, from the collection of Brooke Garber Neidich and Daniel Neidich

Virgo (23 August-22 September)

Virgos pride themselves on a job well done and your career has been front and centre this month. This week, the Sun, Moon and Venus are all in Gemini—a sign that shares your ruling planet of Mercury—at the top of your tenth house of career and public reputation. Has Zwirner been courting you since your solo show? Now might be the time to talk representation deals to get that mega-gallery green. But the fire-sign full moon nears, so you might feel inadvertently burnt by a friend or lover.

Virgo artists: Tarsila do Amaral, Jacob Lawrence and David Wojnarowicz

Louise Bourgeois: a creature of Capricorn Photo © Yann Charbonier

Capricorn (22 December-19 January)

Combative Mars moves into your seventh house of committed partnerships on 13 June, situating itself opposite your ruling planet, Saturn, currently at home in your sign. This is one of the most challenging aspects you will face all year. You may suffer extremes of emotion within a relationship and might feel overextended as you go full-on control freak to try to fix it as the full moon nears. But, just like when Takashi Murakami left Marianne Boesky gallery, sometimes there is nothing to do but let go. Rest assured this rupture is not personal in nature.

Capricorn artists: Louise Bourgeois, Eva Hesse and Henri Matisse

• Look for horoscopes for the other Zodiac signs, broken down by ruling element, in our forthcoming coverage of Art Basel. For Fire Signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius), click here