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

Our resident mystic has some sage predictions for Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces art lovers



Pure passion: Self-Portrait with Hummingbird and Thorn Necklace shows in Frida Kahlo and Arte Popular at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston © 2018 Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust / Artists Rights Society

Cancer (21 June-22 July)

Venus is in your 12th house of solitude and shadows, so you might feel sensitive the first part of the week. Resist the urge to retreat into your shell. From 11 to 13 June, fiery Mars is in Cancer, turning your compassionate nature into just pure passion. Doubling the heat, the moon—your ruling planet—is full in fire sign Sagittarius come 17 June. Are you less interested in picking up art and more interested in picking up an art boy for the summer? Now is the time to vocalise your desires.

Cancer artists: Frida Kahlo, Rembrandt and David Hockney

Pablo Picasso: Scorpions enjoy power play © RMN-Grand Palais

Scorpio (23 October-21 November)

Scorpio loves a bit of power play and there is plenty of that at Art Basel. This month yields a return on your investments, whether financial or emotional, but beware as someone might be angling to get in on your good fortune. Do your due diligence when making deals around 13 and 14 June, as Mars in Cancer opposing Saturn in your third house of communications may cloud your judgement. If you play your cards shrewdly, however, the full moon in your second house of money and income on 17 June will have you buying glasses of Ruinart for everyone.

Scorpio artists: Hilma af Klint, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Bob Ross

Pisceans can be as dreamily creative as Michelangelo © Musei Vaticani

Pisces (19 February-20 March)

The dreamiest sign of the Zodiac, you may have found this busy week starting off sluggishly, while your ruling planet, laid-back Neptune, drifted through your sign. Action planet Mars in fellow water sign Cancer around 13 June energises you, and you may feel emboldened to start a new creative endeavour—this could be the time to try out that new pop-up performance on the Messeplatz! Rewards and recognition on the career front could come your way near the full moon as it squares Neptune, still in your sign. But if your performance was all show and no substance, you may opt for an abrupt career change.

Pisces artists: Michelangelo, Lizzy Ansingh and Kehinde Wiley

• Look for horoscopes for Air Signs (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) in our forthcoming coverage of Art Basel. For Fire Signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius), click here and Earth Signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn), click here