LIBRA / September 23–October 22
The sign of the scales balances beauty outdoors as well as in, making them equally adept at exterior and interior design. A fine example in Pennsylvania: The gorgeous Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, the gift of Libra entrepreneur and philanthropist Henry Phipps (1839–1930).
SCORPIO / October 23—November 21
At Boston’s Hotel Buckminster (designed by Scorpio Stanford White) as at the Avalon Beverly Hills and the Viceroy Miami (both designed by Kelly Wearstler, another Scorpio), guests are guaranteed a memorably seductive stay—just the venues for a scandalously sexy affair!
SAGITTARIUS / November 22 - December 21
Nowhere is the Archer’s penchant for art collecting more in evidence than at The Frick Collection, the museum housed in the splendid onetime residence of Sadge Henry Clay Frick (1849–1919) on New York City’s Fifth Avenue. Among the treasures on view are works by Aries royal portraitist Anthony Van Dyck.
CAPRICORN / December 22—January 19
Trained as an architect, Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal (1908–2005) dedicated himself to hunting Nazis rather than returning to what could have been an illustrious career as a master builder. The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles celebrates this heroic Capricorn’s amazing life.
AQUARIUS / January 20—February 18
Fans of Edith Wharton, author of numerous novels as well as The Decoration of Houses, may see their Aquarian idol’s confident, timelessly elegant style of decor at The Mount, Wharton’s estate and gardens in Lenox, Massachusetts.
PISCES / February 19—March 20
The New York Public Library’s main branch, famously flanked by a pair of majestic lions named Patience and Fortitude, was the vision not of a Leo, but of a fish: Pisces Thomas Hastings, a member of the 19th-century architecture firm of Carrère & Hasting. The library’s impressive Beaux Arts-style building on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue officially opened in 1911.