Friezescope: what the stars have in store for Earth Signs during Frieze week

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


Earth signs are consummate to-do listers and Frieze week presents an excellent time to check things off. The first half of October is mostly free of challenging transits, so channel your innate attention to detail into checking in with yourself

Taking the bull by the horns: Taurean Frank Stella

Taurus (21 April-20 May)

This is an exciting month for bulls, with Uranus—the planet of invention, innovation and technology—in your sign prodding you forward. Taureans, however, are not huge fans of change, so this energy might feel more like a red-hot poker. Combative Mars moves into your sixth house of health, routine and systems, so issues of work-life balance will come to the fore—not ideal during the art fair grind, but if you rethink how you structure your time, you’ll be more in command than ever by the time Fiac opens.

Taurus artists: Frank Stella, Vanessa Beecroft, Mary Cassatt

Too clever by half? Virgonian Caspar David Friedrich

Virgo (23 August-22 September)

Virgo’s favourite thing—efficiency—is the order of the week with assertive Mars in your sign now, which means you can cross things off your mile-long to-do list with gusto while also rubbing your cleverness in others’ faces—another fun Virgonian pastime! But don’t try to keep pace with Pace gallery by getting too big for your britches. Mercury moves into your third house of communication and social networking on 4 October, so play nice, let your hair down and throw some shapes to Haroon Mirza’s DJ set at Elephant West that night.

Virgo artists: Caspar David Friedrich, Grandma Moses, Robert Indiana

Industrious Capricorn: Berthe Morisot had no time to waste © Musee Marmottan Monet

Capricorn (22 December-19 January)

There is a lot of planetary activity in your tenth house of career and public image early in the month… but, really, when are you not focused on work, industrious Capricorn? Energetic Mars joins the tenth house party on 5 October, which may bring you a sense of valour for a job well done—perhaps you managed to squeeze your diary of Frieze week parties into one Excel sheet! But if you feel you are not getting the recognition you deserve, use this transit for some introspection. It may be time for a job change.

Capricorn artists: Khalil Gibran, Berthe Morisot, Su Shi