PSME Horoscope: January

We commissioned Astrologer, Torrence Tremayne , to help us write a horoscope tailored specifically to the needs of Subject Athletes going Inside The Outside. If you’re an Endurance Cult Member, Rat, Sky Runner, All Terrain Bicycler, Orienteer, Privateer, Dead Reckoner, Future Naturer, Vortexual, Recreationalist, Merv, Randonerd, road cycler or similar please use and enjoy this horoscope designed to help you push your physical, spiritual, mental and emotional limits while maintaining optimal PMA. From PBs and FKTs to (Type 5 Fun) Transcendence, we’re committed to get the timing right. Sign up to receive your PSME horoscope via digital email or text message every month.

ARIES & ARIES RISING

Rams regain their footing at the top of the year, as your ruler Mars goes direct in Gemini on January 12. Mars has spent a long retrograde in the curious sign of the twins, your Gemini third house of short travels and local community. Now that the planet of strength is no longer retrograde, it’s time for you to push your PHYSICAL limits Inside The Outside. The Mars retrograde in Gemini may have impacted other third house matters, such as mentation and communication. But with competitive Mars now direct, it’s time to exercise your MENTAL acuity and flex your problem solving skills in the field; geocaching, orienteering, Dead Reckoning, survival shelter construction, etc. The end of this first month of the year brings a revelation of self-love as sweet Venus enters your Pisces twelfth house on January 27. The twelfth is a place of solitude and introspection, so while Venus is the planet of our relationships, this transit is dedicated to the one we maintain within ourselves. This is a great time for a SPIRITUAL adventure such as a Vision Quest or Utiseta. The year begins with an EMOTIONAL bang for Aries, as a Cancer Full Moon forms in your fourth house of core identity and inner depths on January 6. The source of your strong feelings may be family or even health-related, so be gentle with yourself (PMA!) and choose self-care like breathwork and meditation first.

TAURUS & TAURUS RISING

As your ruler Venus enters your Aquarius tenth house of status and achievement on January 3, it’s time to Get PHYSICAL—”Let me hear your body Talk”-Olivia Newton John— and set some records and personal bests. MENTALLY prepare for a perspective-altering insight on January 18, as the Capricorn Sun meets up with Pluto in Capricorn. This conjunction takes place in your ninth house of philosophy and worldview. Pluto exacts powerful metamorphosis and the Sun enlightens us—rather than fear a new vision, lean into it. Jupiter has returned to your secluded Aries twelfth house, sanctifying your SPIRITUAL solitude. Jupiter’s generosity infuses your “alone time” with opportunities for enlightenment, transformation and transcendence. This is a great time for both sound and forest bathing on the way to New Hope. Push your EMOTIONAL limits on January 6, as a caring Cancer Full Moon forms in your expressive third house. Mercury in Capricorn opposes the Full Moon, offering much thoughtfulness.

GEMINI & GEMINI RISING

Mars, planet of action and athleticism, has been retrograde in your sign since late August 2022. On January 12, when Mars goes direct, your PHYSICAL powers will be returned to you. With that said, your ruler Mercury is retrograde in Capricorn until January 18, so chickity-check yo’ self before you wreck yo’ self. On January 21, there is a New Moon in your Aquarius ninth house. The ninth house is concerned with beliefs, philosophies and MENTAL quests. A New Moon in this part of the chart signals a new way of seeing the world, and in avant-garde and articulate Aquarius—New Hope is on the horizon. Matters of personal security and finances may be top of mind and heart on January 6. An EMOTIONALLY nourishing Cancer Full Moon, in your second house, encourages you to enjoy your creature comforts (like new socks or a vital-yet-delicious smoothie), seek support (like a coach or a guide), and honor your values. Oh, and there may be a comforting culmination regarding your income. An Aquarius New Moon on January 21 occurs in your ninth house of SPIRITUAL worldviews, religion and belief systems. By the end of the month, you may find yourself at the leading edge of a visionary philosophy or even restructuring your personal matrix. Finding a community or an Endurance Cult that resonates with this Great Awakening is vital.

CANCER & CANCER RISING

In addition to ruling your sign, the Moon relates to the body, ecology and wellbeing in astrology. A Cancer Full Moon on January 6 is an empowering day for you. This climactic, lucid moment could clarify a holistic wellness path forward. Retrograde Mercury in Capricorn delivers granular but concise information that could aid you on your PHYSICAL odyssey. The return of Jupiter to Aries, in your tenth house of leadership, trail cred and achievements, places your MENTAL mind squarely on massive wins and elevating your status. Jupiter is the planet of success and growth, so now that it’s in competitive Aries until May, your top priority should be pushing limits and reaching your full potential. The latter part of January finds Cancerians exploring their EMOTIONAL depths, as an Aquarius New Moon occurs in your enigmatic eighth house. The New Moon is a period naturally associated with mystery and new birth, so on January 21 in the eighth house of material and emotional entanglements, something new sparks in your most intimate relationships. Did you find that your meditative practice was more difficult to maintain since August 2022? Disruptive Mars has been retrograde in your contemplative and secluded Gemini twelfth house since that time, though goes direct on January 12. SPIRITUAL distractions or irritations may not cease entirely, though your will to overcome them will return.

LEO & LEO RISING

Your ruler, the brilliant Sun, spends most of January in your Capricorn sixth house of health, routine and hygiene. Until January 20, your focus should be designing and refining your METAPHYSICAL Fitness Program. With the Sun in the sixth house, health concerns could be both illuminated and improved. In roughly the same amount of time the Sun continues in Capricorn, Mercury remains retrograde there. Until January 18, analytical Mercury’s retrograde in Capricorn prompts you to further review or reassess sixth house MENTAL matters. At the December 2022 Winter Solstice, Jupiter re-entered Aries and your ninth house of Vision Quests, worldviews and philosophies. Generous and wise Jupiter’s presence in this inspired part of the chart may stoke you to push your SPIRITUAL limits in the pursuit of New Hope. Congenial and loving Venus spends the month in your Aquarius seventh house of partnership and agreement. January is the perfect month to make both real and deep EMOTIONAL connections.

VIRGO & VIRGO RISING

Quicksilver Mercury, your ruler, is retrograde in the resolute sign of Capricorn until January 18. This retrograde period could find Virgos feeling PHYSICALLY sub-optimal. You are known to be a perfectionist, but with this retrograde you need to chill. Sweat, but don’t sweat it. You are typically keen, but with your deductive ruler Mercury in retrograde this month, your MENTAL game may be a bit off. The eighth house is a challenging part of the chart where we encounter endings and entanglements, especially within intimate or occult relationships. Maybe during this time don’t seek out Type 3 Fun and/or go on a Vertical Vision Quest in Joshua Tree. The good news is that Jupiter’s return to Aries may mitigate some of the malaise and SPIRITUAL gnar. Your Aquarius sixth house is action-packed, with a New Moon there on January 21 alongside tranquil Venus and challenging Saturn. Venus-Saturn in Aquarius indicates a sober and emancipated approach to relationships. In the sixth house, places of labor and service are emphasized, so bond EMOTIONALLY with colleagues over shared difficulties and challenges.

LIBRA & LIBRA RISING

On January 3, Librans’ PHYSICAL and playful Aquarius fifth house is visited by Venus, planet of pleasure. Your fifth house is again emphasized later in the month, as the dazzling Sun enters Aquarius on January 20 and a New Moon occurs there the very next day, January 21. This is a great time to crew-up, go Inside The Outside, and push your PSME limits in the pursuit of transformation and transcendence. And, if you’re lucky, rapture. Mars is freed from a long retrograde period in your Gemini ninth house on January 12. Since late August, you may have been fighting a reassessment of your World Views and Future Nature. While your intellectual MENTAL comfort zone may have won the first round, with Mars direct, it’s time to shake-up and evolve familiar frameworks or perspectives. It’s time for New Hope. Ancestors may influence or even transform your SPIRITUALITY this month from Beyond. The enlightening Sun meets alchemical Pluto in your Capricorn fourth house on January 18. The following day, discerning Mercury in Capricorn’s retrograde ends. The fourth house deals with our roots and heritage, so these transits promise to uncover what’s been hidden. Illuminate the mysteries of your family of origin to better understand your true source. Call a medium, float in a large body of water, visit Mt Shasta and Experience Earth’s Energies. The Cancer Full Moon, in your tenth house of public image, leadership and achievements, is bound to make a serious EMOTIONAL impact on January 6. Cancer Moons overflow with authentic feeling, so in your career house, it’s possible that your usual composure wobbles and you feel safe to share in a very public way. Push limits, be vulnerable.

SCORPIO & SCORPIO RISING

If you’ve been experiencing PHYSICAL challenges, Jupiter’s return to your Aries sixth house of health and wellness will be welcomed. Joyful and generous Jupiter is self-focused in the most positive way while in Aries: now is the time for Radical Health Care and pioneering fresh practices. Clouded thought, delays and mixed messages may cause inconveniences this month, as MENTAL Mercury is retrograde in your Capricorn third house until January 18. The third house relates to local travel, daily mindset, media and communication skills, so look out for reversals, disturbances and revisions in these areas. Focus on biorhythms, not algorithms. On the day the retrograde ends, the brilliant Sun meets probing Pluto in Capricorn, bringing stunning clarity and powerful insights. A Cancer Full Moon on January 6, in your ninth house of worldviews and beliefs, offers a culmination on your path. Whether you’ve found family in a SPIRITUAL community, or have been helped by psychedelic therapeutics like ayahuasca or guided MDMA tours into the upside down, a comforting cosmic vision tangibly manifests in your life. Home and hearth are highlighted at the Aquarius New Moon on January 21. Compassionate Venus and cool-headed Saturn come together in your Aquarius fourth house of roots and heritage the following day. This latter part of the month entails an EMOTIONAL emphasis on family and your own internal resources. Embody kind boundaries and fairness.

SAGITTARIUS & SAGITTARIUS RISING

Your ruler, Jupiter, is on the up, and back in full-stoke Aries to start this year off. A boon for centaurs, Jupiter in a fellow fire sign until May 16 is vitalizing and PHYSICALLY triumphant. Your Metaphysical Fitness and energy levels are sure to benefit from this, along with Jupiter supporting you in competition, adventure and exploration. Kindness and extroversion abound once Venus enters your Aquarius third house on January 3. The third house deals with our kin, MENTAL mindset, local community and communication style, so once the Sun enters Aquarius on January 20, followed by an Aquarius New Moon January 21, plan on being booked and engaged. The transit of metaphysical Jupiter through your Aries fifth house of childhood, art, Play and entertainment, does not leave much energy for your SPIRITUAL life. Don’t sweat it though, because Fun and Play both are what, ultimately, leads to Rapture. The Cancer Full Moon on January 6 highlights the darker, EMOTIONALLY edgier, more Cardiogoth side of life in your eighth house. While endings are a key eighth house topic, focus on the transformative potential at hand. Maybe it’s time to move from Type 2 to Type 3 fun and/or join an Endurance Cult.

CAPRICORN & CAPRICORN RISING

A reversal or review occurs in your first house and sign this month, as Mercury retrogrades in Capricorn until January 18. One of Mercury’s traditional significations is movement, so PHYSICALLY speaking, even though you are a fan of unbridled PMA and the Listen To The Body, Ignore The Body approach to life, for now, maybe chill. Your Metaphysical Fitness Program and body goals are likely to be reevaluated. The mind of the Capricornian is complex, somewhat opaque yet definitely purposeful. As the ruler of your mindset house, Jupiter, is back in exciting Aries and a great deal of your MENTAL energy goes to home, family and heritage until May. Thinking about moving to Vermont so you can backcountry ski the Catamount Trail in the winter and shred “The Kingdom” in the increasingly long summers? Planning a bikepacking trip over the Caringorms to reconnect with your Scottish ancestors? Time to make a plan and dive-in with alacrity. While you find satisfaction in hard work, achievements and the material side of life, there is a deeply poetic dimension to you, surly sea goat. Cathartic and purgative Pluto will soon end its journey in your sign and a meeting with the illuminating Capricorn Sun on January 18 indicates a revelation regarding your self-concept. By shedding light on your own darker corners, your truth is in sight. Or in other words, it’s never been a better time to be a SPIRITUALLY motivated Cardiogoth. Your EMOTIONAL cache is dedicated to financial and material values by the latter part of January. A New Moon in Aquarius, your second house of earnings and possessions, means a new sensibility is developing around money. Cool, sensible, Aquarian detachment, allows you to remain objective and manifest effortlessly. Feel free to covet (or more) a new set of Asnes Nato Combats and a pair of Dynafit Low Tech pants in purple for your impending move to Vermont, or a new pair of Ultradynamics Rose Race in 650 for your Outlander trip.

AQUARIUS & AQUARIUS RISING

The stunning Sun enters your sign and first house of self-concept and the body on January 20. The Sun is a vitalizing force, so water-bearers should feel an atmospheric river-sized deluge of energy later in the month. Say goodbye to your low PMA and wax your Anses Combat Natos, or buy a pair of Norda 001 Spikes, because it’s time to surf your local white winter wave in the pursuit of both literal and metaphorical PHYSICAL transformation. Enthusiastic and optimistic Jupiter has returned to your Aries third house of MENTAL mindset, thought processes and expression. While this wonderful transit lasts until May 16, don’t sleep on this opportunity to manifest joy, success and authenticity. Low clouds and brain mist may disrupt your typically determined and structured approach to SPIRITUALITY. A Mercury retrograde in your Capricorn twelfth house of seclusion, aloneness and introspection, could either lead you on an unorthodox spiritual path or distract you from these pursuits altogether. Remain flexible, stay nimble, be open. Romantic, gracious Venus transits your sign from January 3 to January 27, sweetening your EMOTIONAL disposition. A Venus transit in your own sign gives love the marquee for the month, both love for self and love for others. The fabulous Aquarian New Moon on January 21 gives you an opportunity for New Hope and progress towards your Future Nature.

PISCES & PISCES RISING

The Mars retrograde in your Gemini fourth house of foundations has been a damper on your usually buoyant energy levels. Passionate Mars finally goes direct on January 12 and you just might get your PHYSICAL vibes back. As the ruler of your Taurus third house of mindset, Venus, spends the majority of the month in your secluded twelfth house, MENTAL quietude and introspection will take precedence. January is the ideal time to forest bathe, meditate in the Integratron, and commune Inside The Outside. The mental and SPIRITUAL realms of life are very intertwined for Pisceans this month. Your contemplative twelfth house is spotlit in the last part of January, as the illuminating Sun enters Aquarius on January 20, immediately followed by an Aquarian New Moon the very next day. A new beginning is indicated in your spiritual practice. This is a great time for Type 4 Fun and pushing those kinds of limits. A Cancer Full Moon on January 6 brings a warm, comforting glow to your fifth house of artistry, romance and celebration. Indulge your senses and commune with your crew; this is an incredible opportunity to simply enjoy yourself, party and sit with the EMOTIONAL connections that nourish you.

PSME Horoscope: December

We commissioned Astrologer, Torrence Tremayne , to help us write a horoscope tailored specifically to the needs of Subject Athletes going Inside The Outside. If you’re an Endurance Cult Member, Rat, Sky Runner, All Terrain Bicycler, Orienteer, Privateer, Dead Reckoner, Future Naturer, Vortexual, Recreationalist, Merv, Randonerd, road cycler or similar please use and enjoy this horoscope designed to help you push your physical, spiritual, mental and emotional limits while maintaining optimal PMA. From PBs and FKTs to (Type 5 Fun) Transcendence, we’re committed to get the timing right. Sign up to receive your PSME horoscope via digital email or text message every month.

ARIES & ARIES RISING

You may be acclimating to your ruler Mars’, planet of strength and willpower, long retrograde in the sign of Gemini. This continues until January 12. In the meantime, vital PHYSICAL energy may be inconsistent. This final stretch of the retrograde requires an LSD mental mindset, with the agility and dynamism of a short range FKT pursuit. Prioritize vibrant Type 1 Fun over sustained Type 2 Fun. On December 8, a Gemini Full Moon, alongside retrograde Mars in Gemini, may complicate any and all things public-facing. Meanwhile, Mercury, the ruler of Gemini and the Full Moon, will be in your public reputation and career house. Allow for paradox and stay Playful while maintaining MENTAL focus. The Sagittarius Sun enlightens your ninth house of worldviews, higher education, philosophy and religion until December 21. Compromising Venus is here as well until December 10, making this a wonderful month to examine your value set and seek out classical perspectives that harmonize with you SPIRITUALLY. Jupiter, the planet of optimism, improvement and success, returns to your sign on December 20. EMOTIONALLY speaking, this is a great time to see the line, make the line and hold the line. 

TAURUS & TAURUS RISING

Venus, ruler of your sign, will be in your Sagittarius eighth house until December 10. The eighth house concerns taxing or painful experiences, so don’t take chances and Listen To The Body. Avoid pushing PHYSICAL limits in the first half of the month. Intellectual and discerning Mercury enters Capricorn, your ninth house of higher learning and philosophy, on December 6. Mercury immediately makes a tense and challenging contact with Jupiter, planet of knowledge and wisdom. Stay MENTALLY focused and don’t let this trigger an existential dilemma. On December 20, sage Jupiter’s return to your Aries twelfth house of solitude, the subconscious, and contemplation gifts you with a cosmic headlamp with which to wayfind through the SPIRITUAL darkness. Jupiter re-entering Aries renews your inner life, encouraging you to overcome any subconscious patterns that may hold you back. The Gemini Full Moon on December 8 may test your commitment to prudence, as it occurs in your second house of earned income, possessions and values, alongside a disruptive retrograde Mars. The Moon and Mars don’t get along, so material matters may get EMOTIONAL. It’s fine to Hard Covet a custom acid-dyed surf mat from Warp Mats or an MSO 2KOOK4KOMFORT Dyneema poncho, but don’t commit to buying any new unnecessary kit for the time being. 

GEMINI & GEMINI RISING

Mars continues its retrograde in your sign, and on December 8 is joined by a Gemini Full Moon. The Moon is the celestial body that rules bodily processes, so this meeting with aggravating and inflaming Mars may trigger latent PHYSICAL issues, crashing, stacking, slamming, overcooking and/or suboptimal bailing. Listen, we all know that you can send it, but for now maybe don’t. The week of the Gemini Full Moon may also find your head spinning, as your ruler Mercury enters your eighth house of trauma, triggers and transformation on December 6. Mercury rules all things MENTAL, so its journey into this difficult house may find you conjuring up dramas Inside and Outside. This is a great time to meditate on your Future Nature, forest bathe below the Alpine, take a sound bath, and generally focus deeply on maintaining, sustaining and radiating your PMA. The Moon rules our EMOTIONAL life, so its union with discordant Mars at the Gemini Full Moon on December 8 may cause things to get heated. All eyes will be on you, Gemini. So stay chill, and remember, your good jokes and dialed insights are responsible for both your challenges and your successes. Listen to Ice Cube and Check yourself before you wreck yourself. Jupiter’s journey through your Pisces tenth house of public image, success and legacy continues until December 20. In the meantime, people from all walks of life may be seeking you out for SPIRITUAL wisdom, advice and knowledge. This is a great opportunity to share the stoke.

CANCER & CANCER RISING

The week of the Gemini Full Moon, on December 8, could be PHYSICALLY challenging for lunar earthlings. The Moon is your ruler, so a confrontation with aggravating and inflammatory Mars in your self-sabotage twelfth house may pose some difficulties. Avoid exposure (e.g. Portal Trail) and consequences (e.g. Squirrel Suiting), GBGH pursuits, and Type 2 Fun in the days surrounding this Full Moon. Mercury, the planet of commerce and communication, slides into your Capricorn seventh house of relationships on December 6. Mercury immediately makes a tense contact with elevated Jupiter in your Aries tenth house of career and legacy. While the kickoff of this transit may push you in the direction of personal growth, expect your MENTAL energy to focus on biz dev and hustle into the new year. This month is all about relationships. On December 10, planet of love Venus enters Capricorn, and at the Winter Solstice on December 21, the Sun follows. Collaborations! Partnerships! Sponsorships! EMOTIONAL resonance to the East, West, North and South! The visionary and sagacious gifts of Jupiter return to your public-facing Aries tenth house on December 20. In the meantime, Jupiter spends its final few weeks in your philosophical Pisces ninth house, not to return for another twelve years. While Jupiter is here, SPIRITUAL and mind expanding explorations—Ayahuasca, Vision Quests, Walkabouts, LSD, Type 4 Fun—could lead to incredible or even life-changing insights. Rapture! Life-affirming Experiences! Transformation! Transcendence! Inside the Outside! Join an Endurance Cult.

LEO & LEO RISING

Your ruler, the Sun, continues to blaze through your Sagittarius fifth house of entertainment, play, and athletics this month. You are a Subject Athlete; take advantage of this transit by immersing yourself in PHYSICAL pursuits while the Sun pours golden energy into the Lines & Modes that you enjoy.  Your mind will be focused on work, service and routine in December, as MENTAL Mercury enters your Capricorn sixth house on December 6. Establish smart new systems (#workflow) to aid your health and streamline your work life. These initiatives will prepare you for the Capricorn New Moon on December 23, a grand new beginning for your work and wellness. Majestic planet of vision and wisdom, Jupiter, returns to your Aries ninth house of worldview, philosophy and SPIRITUAL experiences on December 20. A new big-picture perspective of your place and purpose in the world is likely to issue forth. As Aries is a fresh and fiery sign, expect pioneering insights into the workings of the cosmos, reigniting your sense of purpose on Earth. The eighth house is a tricky place for all of us, as it relates to trauma and entanglements. Jupiter, planet of mercy, fortune and joy, remains in your Pisces eighth house until December 20, offering you great existential relief and the potential to heal some of your deepest EMOTIONAL wounds. If you are not already in therapy, the first half of the month invites you to explore it. #cardiogoth

VIRGO & VIRGO RISING

This month starts out on a strong note for you, as your ruler Mercury is in your Sagittarius fourth house of the PHYSICAL constitution until December 6, when Mercury enters Capricorn. Once Mercury enters your fifth house of play, entertainment and pleasurable activities, everything—training, racing, competing, even long slow distance—may feel more thrilling than usual. On December 8, an intense Gemini Full Moon occurs in your tenth house of public image, career and legacy. The Full Moon comes into contact with a retrograde Mars in Gemini, a volatile combination in a very visible part of the chart. Apply MENTAL focus. Be clear. Be chill. And maybe take a break from engaging on  social media for a second. Venus is the ruler of your philosophical ninth house, and upon entering Capricorn on December 10, spends most of the month in your celebratory and playful fifth house. This is a great time to swap anxiety for a sense of SPIRITUAL ease.  Between December 10 and December 20, Venus resides in your Capricorn fifth house of romance, while rewarding Jupiter spends its final days in your Pisces seventh house of partnership, not to return for another twelve years. With your romance and partnership houses highlighted, this is a great time to push your EMOTIONAL limitations and fall in love with an activity partner. Belay on!

LIBRA & LIBRA RISING

Venus, your ruler and planet of balance and symmetry, enters your foundational fourth house on December 10. This strengthens your PHYSICAL constitution and imbues you with good vibes. At the Winter Solstice, the entry of the Sun increases your vital energy and powers you from within. Librans have the advantage of a solar transit through their Sagittarius third house of daily mindset and MENTAL expression until December 21. The Sun in the third house brings brilliant intelligence, inspiration and visionary excellence. Think about Earth. Think about Future Nature. And share those thoughts with your crew, club and community. Retrograde Mars, in your Gemini ninth house of wisdom, journeys and worldviews, continues to compromise your intuition and kill your SPIRITUAL vibe. Thankfully, until December 21, the opposing Sagittarius Sun balances this out with a boost to your PMA. Abundant and optimistic Jupiter returns to your Aries seventh house of partnerships on December 20. Relationships and collaborations that may have been on hold since October will be charged with new life. New partnerships should be bold, innovative and lively! 

SCORPIO & SCORPIO RISING

With your ruler, wily and discordant Mars, retrograde in Gemini until January 12, you may find yourself less PHYSICALLY adept. This state is exacerbated by the ongoing presence of the energy-sapping South Node in your sign. Please, no epics or FAFO-style adventures around the Gemini Full Moon on December 8, unless you really wanna bonk one last time in 2022. Mercury, clever planet of language, intellect, travel and communication, enters your Capricorn third house on December 6. The third house is a place of daily mindset, learning and MENTAL expression. In Capricorn, Mercury is sharp and structured, aiding you with writing, public speaking and technical skills. Now is the time to take your TikTok channel to the next level—take meetings, lock down sponsorships, and launch your Masterclass about creating and managing a successful cottage business sewing ultra-lightweight Dyneema Explore ponchos. Planet of SPIRITUALITY and wisdom, Jupiter, remains in your Pisces fifth house of Play and Fun until December 20. Jupiter will not return to Pisces for another twelve years, so this is a rare transit and must be maximized. Do all the Funs—Type 1, Type 2, Type 3, Type 4, Type 5—except for maybe 5. That said, if you do, please report back in the form of a YouTube Channel from wherever you are, provided they have the internet. Learn about the 4 types of Play and do them all. The Gemini Full Moon on December 8 marks a final act in your eighth house of shared resources, traumatic experiences and entanglements. Something related to finances, deep bonds or your own triggers could potentially come to an end this month. Retrograde Mars is present alongside this Full Moon, making matters more EMOTIONALLY intense. This is a good time to meditate and journal about it. 

SAGITTARIUS & SAGITTARIUS RISING

December holds incredible potential for centaurs in terms of PHYSICAL wellness. For most of the month, the vitalizing Sun travels through your sign, as your ruler Jupiter completes its journey through its other home sign, Pisces. Magnificent Jupiter has been superpowered while in its own sign, empowering Sagittarians to push—FKT, PB, BRVT, AT, RNDO, ULTRA, ACEN—limits. An energetic downshift occurs on December 20, when Jupiter leaves for Aries, and December 21, when the Sun leaves for Capricorn. MENTAL clarity reigns, as intellectual Mercury is in your sign until December 6, and the luminescent Sun remains behind until December 21. The Sun is related to supreme intelligence, insight and inspiration, so allow yourself to be enlightened, transformed and, if you’re ready for it, transcended this month. Creative self-development and a renewal of personal philosophy are available to you as the ruler of your Leo ninth house of SPIRITUAL orders, worldviews and higher learning spends time in your sign. Until the departure of Jupiter from your Pisces fourth house of home, foundations, and core self on December 20, you are blessed with inner confidence, EMOTIONAL resilience and heartfelt enthusiasm. This is the last few weeks of Jupiter residing in its own water sign of Pisces, not to return for another twelve years, so dude, please cherish the vibes and spread the stoke.

CAPRICORN & CAPRICORN RISING

The enlivening Sun enters your sign and first house of the body at the Winter Solstice on December 21. With the authoritative Sun in Capricorn, you may be up for greater PHYSICAL challenges Inside The Outside, and inside your basement. The Sun also signifies excellence and success, so whatever you’re doing and wherever you’re doing it, be sure to fire up Strava and record it, because you’re poised to win. Jupiter departs your Pisces third house of daily mindset, MENTAL expression and short journeys on December 20, and won’t return for another 12 years. Point being: luxuriate in the infinite pool of wisdom and inspiration available to you while it’s available to you. Are you feeling SPIRITUALLY challenged, zapped, out-of-sync, off? This is thanks to the Sun in Sagittarius shining its light through your twelfth house of solitude and hidden matters. You may want to book some time in the Integratron and/or commit yourself to high-performance forest bathing in order to navigate the malaise. The Capricorn New Moon on December 23 forms a challenging contact with Jupiter in your Aries fourth house. You may be devoting yourself to EMOTIONAL maturation and a more sophisticated way to communicate your feelings. Any issues of understanding that arise at this time will likely be in relation to your upbringing, childhood, or immediate family. Fortunately, the month ends with a generative Mercury and Venus conjunction in your sign, helping you to harness emotional intelligence and cooperative communication amongst your closest bonds. 

AQUARIUS & AQUARIUS RISING

Saturn, your ruler and the planet of lethargy, difficulty and boundaries (limits), remains in your sign until next spring. While Saturn is quite comfortable and less rigid in Aquarius, this is still somewhat challenging to your PHYSICAL PMA. Focus, structure and coaching, as well as holistic approaches to nutrition, lifestyle and fitness, are the keys to your continued health. Jubilant and sage Jupiter returns to your Aries third house of daily mindset on December 20. This transit continues until May 2023 and ushers in an uplifting and MENTALLY optimistic period. Expect bold, diverse, wide-ranging ideas and insights. This is an ideal time to begin a long-term project that centers around words, communication and expression (like a Substack about how Endurance can and will lead to Metaphysical Fitness), as Jupiter’s incandescent spirit stimulates your dedication to Higher Purpose. Your Capricorn twelfth house of solitude, hidden matters, distant locations, and subconscious patterns is getting a workout this month. Mercury enters Capricorn on December 6, Venus on December 10 and the Sun marks the winter solstice by entering Capricorn on December 12. With so much action in a typically quiet and contained house, contemplative or meditative activities will serve you well, as SPIRITUAL revelations, raptures and epiphanies are almost certain. Be prepared for the Gemini Full Moon on December 8, as it will conjoin with the retrograde Mars in Gemini. This Full Moon takes place in your fifth house of artistry, romance and creativity, so get ready to push your EMOTIONAL limits and embrace wildly passionate approaches to art, music and sexuality. Pics or it didn’t happen!

PISCES & PISCES RISING

Your PHYSICAL constitution is aided greatly by the presence of your ruler Jupiter in your sign until December 20. Jupiter is a fertile planet of generativity and growth, so you may have felt stronger and more resilient since Jupiter ventured back into Pisces on October 27. Gains, wins, and setting records are well-supported by this transit. As your ruler Jupiter leaves your first house of the self-concept, character, and physical form, your primary motivations and points of MENTAL concern shift. Jupiter moving into your Aries second house of money and material matters prompts a focus on values, finances, and material possessions. Don’t just contemplate prosperity; mind-map, journal, build a deck, contact a coach, and get to work. Jupiter in Aries brings great rewards through action; let an abundance mindset guide you. While imaginative and SPIRITUAL self-development may have come easy to you this past month, after the Winter Solstice, you may want to dive in even deeper with greater clarity, autonomy and sobriety. The fiery and irritating conjunction of the Moon and retrograde Mars, takes place at the Gemini Full Moon in your foundational fourth house on December 8. This meeting is somewhat EMOTIONALLY anxious and may impact your family unit, homeland or place of residence. A Full Moon is a climax of energy and feeling, so avoid being a dick and, instead, seek resonance. Whatever you do, pay attention. 

PSME Horoscope: November

We commissioned Astrologer, Torrence Tremayne , to help us write a horoscope tailored specifically to the needs of Subject Athletes going Inside The Outside. If you’re an Endurance Cult Member, Rat, Sky Runner, All Terrain Bicycler, Orienteer, Privateer, Dead Reckoner, Future Naturer, Vortexual, Recreationalist, Merv, Randonerd, road cycler or similar please use and enjoy this horoscope designed to help you push your physical, spiritual, mental and emotional limits while maintaining optimal PMA. From PBs and FKTs to (Type 5 Fun) Transcendence, we’re committed to get the timing right. Sign up to receive your PSME horoscope via digital email or text message every month.

ARIES & ARIES RISING

As Jupiter, the majestic planet of success and optimism, has left your sign and returned to Pisces until December 20, you may note a dip in PHYSICAL energy. Your ruler Mars, planet of action, strength and willpower, is also retrograde in the sign of Gemini until January 12, which may also be killing your PMA. Focus on Type(s) 1-2 Fun for the moment and maybe stick to the rivers and valleys that you know for the time being. Listen to the body, (don’t) ignore the body. That said, this is a great time to check-in EMOTIONALLY and reflect on “your program.” The return of Jupiter to Pisces, uplifting your twelfth house of contemplation and solitude, means this is a great time to GO INSIDE THE OUTSIDE and get SPIRITUAL: Flotation therapy in Sedona? Meditate near the headwaters of the Sacramento River in Mount Shasta? Sub 240 Solo Vision Quest in Joshua Tree? Mars is now retrograde in your Gemini third house of mindset and communication – brain fog and distraction may cause trouble until January 12. Although on November 17, Mercury, planet of logic and intellect, enters your Sagittarius ninth house of philosophy and worldviews, giving you access to MENTAL clarity and the gift of vision.

TAURUS & TAURUS RISING

On November 8, there will be a Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in your sign. Lunar Eclipses are superpowered Full Moons and this one occurs alongside electric Uranus and the assertive North Node, so expect a major PHYSICAL energy boost that day. The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse also impacts your MENTAL health. The middle of November may find you uncharacteristically changeable and potentially erratic. You need to exorcize through exercise! Be wary of impulsive or EMOTIONAL spending this month, no matter how bad you think you need a Cake Maaka Flex. Rowdy and retrograde Mars in your Gemini second house of earnings and possessions is unstable and disrupts. Now is not the time to pick up a Lizard bag from RayonVert International or a new pair of Katharinas from Roa Hiking. With Jupiter in Aries now in retrograde until December, SPIRITUALLY speaking, this is a great time for assessing and/or reassessing your beliefs, such as: maybe Art Bell’s Fire the Grid really did make it rain?

GEMINI & GEMINI RISING

Mars is officially retrograde in your sign. So, if you’re not “feeling it” and/or you’re experiencing unwanted PHYSICAL anxiety, it’s likely related to that. Mars also inflames and irritates, so emphasize warmups (keep the hips loose), cooldowns (victory laps) and recovery (chocolate milk or mochas) through January 12. Jupiter’s return to your Pisces tenth house of vocation, achievements and legacy—finally start writing that soon-to-be legendary Endurance Substack newsletter?—until December, brings MENTAL acuity and dope vision. With Mars retrograde in your sign this month, your EMOTIONAL patience may be challenged; maybe no Alpine Starts for you for the time being? Playfulness comes easy to you, focus on that. Later in the month around November 28, a powerful contact forms between retrograde Mars in Gemini and Saturn in Aquarius — this moment may bring a passionate and spirited re-energization of your SPIRITUAL vision and beliefs.  

CANCER & CANCER RISING

On November 18, Mercury enters your Sagittarius sixth house of wellness and routine. Mercury may bring great news or helpful information, leading to continued and/or a renewed focus around METAPHYSICAL Fitness. A meeting of your caring and cautious ruler, the Moon, with an edgy retrograde Mars in Gemini on November 11 could bring-up habits and beliefs better left in the past. With that in mind, get your MENTAL game on lock and focus on Fun and Play. The remainder of Scorpio season, until November 22, may find you reassessing pleasure principles—that which used to hit, maybe doesn’t hit anymore—leaving you EMOTIONALLY challenged. That said, the South Node story in your fifth house of celebration and artistry is highlighted this month, which means that while you won’t be headed back into an old Flow State, you WILL be headed into a new Flow State. Jupiter, planet of fortune, abundance and favor has returned to Pisces until December 20. SPIRITUALLY speaking, you may find New Hope and Higher Purpose.

LEO & LEO RISING

The first half of November may find you incredibly stoked—pushing limits and meeting challenges may be your modus operandi, though with the dissolving South Node in your fourth house of PHYSICAL foundations, don’t expect to win races, set FKTs or look better than ever in your favorite Cordura-reinforced leggings. The point is, sweat but don’t sweat it. A Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in Taurus, your tenth house of vocation and legacy, calls on you to focus your MENTAL energy on leadership and low key celebrity, especially on November 8th. Fire up TikTok and do some influencing around land stewardship, Future Nature-style environmentalism, trail maintenance, etc. Family and home life occupy your EMOTIONAL focus until Venus, planet of relationship, enters Sagittarius on November 16. Jupiter, the planet of faith and fortune, has returned to Pisces, bestowing you with the fortitude and constructive attitude you’ll need to deal with the SPIRITUAL stress caused by your Pisces eighth house of fear and transformative crises. 😬😬😬 It’s cool, you’ve got this.

VIRGO & VIRGO RISING

Saturn’s forward movement in your Aquarius sixth house brings METAPHYSICAL clarity. The planet of structure, maturation and perseverance, encourages you to GET BACK ON THE PROGRAM and renew your subscriptions to Training Peaks, Strava, Back Body Project, Body By Pete, etc. Your Scorpio third house of mindset and communication has been packed with the Sun, your ruler Mercury, Venus and the South Node making things MENTALLY challenging but not in “the good way.” The Taurus Lunar Eclipse on November 8 opens your mind and leads into a second half of the month dedicated to inner exploration and electric SPIRITUAL insights—expect transformation, rapture, nirvana, enlightenment, theme music, and a fresh perspective. This would be a good time to meditate while sitting on ley lines or fall asleep in a vortex. Now that Jupiter is at home in your seventh house of partnership, you’re inundated with confidence, EMOTIONAL exchanges are fruitful and magnetizing beneficial connections comes with ease—sounds like a great time to join an Endurance Cult and/or hang with the local chapter of Cardio Goths.

LIBRA & LIBRA RISING

The month is off to a great start as Jupiter’s retrograde sends the planet of advancement back into your Pisces sixth house of wellbeing and routine. To achieve the glow (and quads) of an ascended master like Jupiter, seek a balanced approach to all things PHYSICAL. The macro scope of your worldviews and philosophical outlooks are under review as Mars retrograde began in late October and continues until January 12. There may be less MENTAL energy available during this transit for Type 4 and 5 Fun, but on November 16, the Sun enters your Sagittarius third house, boosting your PMA, rituals, and stoke. Get ready to do some EMOTIONAL work when an intense and dramatic Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse takes place in your Taurus eighth house of fears, entanglements and transformative crises on November 8. What fears, blocks and cruxes are you ready to transform this eclipse season? Retrograde Mars in your Gemini ninth house of wisdom, journeys and worldviews may pump the brakes on your visionary ventures. Expect SPIRITUAL washboards.

SCORPIO & SCORPIO RISING

Late October’s New Moon/Solar Eclipse in your sign likely inspired you to reimagine your PHYSICAL potential and capabilities. Maybe you really could finish an Ironman? Maybe this is the year to ride the divide or thru-hike the AT? As this eclipse season continues, the influence remains. Around November 7, Venus, the planet of beauty and balance, makes a serious contact with structural Saturn in Aquarius, further supporting your commitment to obtaining a Cardio Goth and/or Subject Athlete Bod. As your ruler Mars began its retrograde in the final days of October, anxieties, transformative crises and entanglements dominate your MENTAL mind. The Mars retrograde in your Gemini eighth house continues through January 12 and will impact Mars-ruled Scorpios and Aries the most. Until then, it will be critical to scrutinize your fears, blocks and cruxes and deep-dive to their depths. On November 15, pleasure, romance, art and sensuality are boosted by a powerful Venus in Scorpio and Jupiter in Pisces contact. Embrace your passionate nature and connect EMOTIONALLY. This month is more physically and materially oriented than SPIRITUAL. Until artful Venus, the ruler of your spiritual twelfth house, enters Sagittarius on November 16, inner life and hidden matters may feel more precarious.

SAGITTARIUS & SAGITTARIUS RISING

Jupiter is back in your foundational fourth house, strengthening your PHYSICAL constitution and imbuing you with expansive energy. Perspectives, thought processes and consequential actions regarding your partnerships, public interactions and agreements are under intense review until January 12. Mars is now retrograde in your Gemini seventh house of relationship, so creative tension and the occasional heated debate should be anticipated—stay MENTALLY focused. EMOTIONALLY resonant Venus enters your sign on November 16, uplifting your spirits and improving your relationships. There is a break in the bad weather at the top of a mountain in your Scorpio twelfth house of contemplation and solitude this month. Your inner SPIRITUAL life may have felt like being pinned in a washing machine for a minute or two after the Scorpio Solar Eclipse in October. This is a great time for trail maintenance and giving away your old kit to those in need; your kindness may be a healing salve for a heavy conscience. 

CAPRICORN & CAPRICORN RISING

A creative contact between encouraging Jupiter in Pisces and transformative Pluto in your sign, prompts a major evolution in your self-concept. This transit is full of positivity and evolutionary potential, especially around your PHYSICAL health and capabilities, though it requires your conscious dedication to self-belief. Jupiter’s retrograde return to your Pisces third house of mindset and communication is like a mini SPIRITUAL enlightenment this month. Jupiter is the planet of faith, wisdom and optimism, so until December 20, seeking out mind expanding education like a guided ayahuasca experience or vision quest, and thirsting for new knowledge (through books or by connecting to the Collective Consciousness) will become part and parcel to your everyday life. On November 8, the Taurus Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse in your fifth house of pleasure, romance, play and artistry, brings EMOTIONAL rapture. Celebration, love and joy are almost guaranteed amidst this Venus-ruled eclipse. Although, with any eclipse, avoid over-intoxication and over-commitment because eclipse energy can be sketch—go big but don’t go too big!  Later in the month, on November 21 and 22, Mercury, Venus and the Sun, all meet in your Sagittarius twelfth house. This engagement brings intellect, compassion and MENTAL clarity into a part of your chart that is typically below the surface. Find creative ways to engage the suppressed or hidden parts of you so that they may become assets. #fuckaroundfindout

AQUARIUS & AQUARIUS RISING

The low PMA and lack of energy that marked the majority of this summer and autumn should finally give way to resolute action this November. Saturn, your ruler and the planet of obstruction, slowness and limitations, has been retrograde in your first house of the body since June. But now that Saturn is direct, it’s time to once again experience the strength and endurance needed to push your PHYSICAL limitations. MENTALLY, your public image, reputation and legacy  are at the forefront of your mind, especially in the first half of the month. The Sun, Venus, Mercury and the South Node, are all transiting through your very visible and tangible Scorpio tenth house. A new beginning in your public life, attached to October’s Scorpio New Moon/Solar Eclipse, may require surrender of an outdated public-facing identity or even career path.  Family matters present an EMOTIONAL climax for you at the Taurus Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse on November 8. Reverberations of August’s seismic Uranus-North Node-Mars conjunction in Taurus, may continue to ripple through your home life, as this eclipse triggers those same points. You are being called to authenticity, to rectify your inner self and private life with the image that you’ve presented to the world. With faith and SPIRITUALLY oriented Jupiter back in Pisces and your second house of material values, attempt to see the Best In Class in the Basic. Spiritual materialism is not a substitute for honest reflection and right action.

PISCES & PISCES RISING

Your ruler Jupiter returns to your sign this month. Jupiter brings the qualities of triumph, growth and excellence to the house of your body and PHYSICAL health. In all of your Endurance Pursuits, aim high, go big, and seize the day, because the great planet of fortune will only be on your side until December 20, and will not return for another twelve years: GET. IT. MENTAL: Jupiter gifts you immense optimism, wisdom and faith in your fullest potential until December. Mars’ retrograde in your Gemini fourth house of inner life and roots, until January 12, may bring some bad vibes and edginess. The challenge is to investigate that which makes you tick, as Mars is the planet of anger and aggression. Taking a detached and deductive approach to your own EMOTIONAL triggers could teach you priceless lessons in compassion and patience. The gang of planets in your Scorpio ninth house, including the Sun, Mercury, Venus and the South Node, brings intense scrutiny of your belief systems during the first half of the month. You may find, as this is eclipse season, that philosophies and worldviews that you’ve held dear are being indiscriminately jettisoned. Let it happen, breathe through it.

PSME Horoscope: October

We commissioned Astrologer, Torrence Tremayne , to help us write a horoscope tailored specifically to the needs of Subject Athletes going Inside The Outside. If you’re an Endurance Cult Member, Rat, Sky Runner, All Terrain Bicycler, Orienteer, Privateer, Dead Reckoner, Future Naturer, Vortexual, Recreationalist, Merv, Randonerd, road cycler or similar please use and enjoy this horoscope designed to help you push your physical, spiritual, mental and emotional limits while maintaining optimal PMA. From PBs and FKTs to (Type 5 Fun) Transcendence, we’re committed to get the timing right. Sign up to receive your PSME horoscope via digital email or text message every month.

ARIES & ARIES RISING

Your ruler, Mars, is still direct in bright frenetic Gemini until the end of the month which means you may be experiencing pre-race jitters and/or a medical-grade need for some metaPHYSICAL fitness. While your traditional approach to this kinda anxious energy is to GBOGH you may want to lean into some Type 1 Fun like Hashing it up in the woods with friends. SPIRITUAL love is in the air and by the Full Moon on October 9 in your sign, a healing high point is possible. Mars forges onward in your Gemini third house until next March, bringing some MENTAL unrest in the meantime. This is a great time to focus on the meditative aspects of going Inside the Outside; listen to your heartbeat, find the flow state, forest bathe, talk to trees, etc. On October 15th the Moon reaches your ruler, Mars, and things might get EMOTIONALLY heated. Breathe through it and maybe really lean into that new found forest bathing practice.  

TAURUS & TAURUS RISING

PHYSICAL: Lean into Type 1 Fun—pause the long, boring training miles and shred some singletrack or get lost in the woods on purpose. The Full Moon in your Aries twelfth house of introspection may have you going SPIRITUALLY deep. While isolating and ungrounding at times, don’t sweat it cause Jupiter remains in your Aries house until October 28, offering internal upliftment and inspiration in the face of any existential drama. Keep your MENTAL game on lock. Avoid conflicts around October 15th and trust that by the Scorpio New Moon/Solar Eclipse on October 25, your interpersonal intelligence will be renewed, improving your relationships. Let go of EMOTIONAL entanglements and embrace epic new beginnings. 

GEMINI & GEMINI RISING

Oh boi, you’re gonna need to take the edge off this month with a steady, dedicated metaPHYSICAL fitness routine. That said, by the end of the month things are looking up on the injuries and maladies fronts which means this is a great time for maintenance (stretching &  smoothies ) and expert opinions (coaches, gurus, The Universe, etc.).. You desire SPIRITUAL balance and ecstatic joy. MENTAL: This is a great month to focus on all forms of play; Agon, Alea, Mimicry and Llinx. EMOTIONAL: With Mars here opposing the house of alliances, you may be a bit erratic and prone to conflict so please…let someone else hold the map.

CANCER & CANCER RISING

With Mercury entering your foundational Libra fourth house on October 10—the intersection of PHYSICAL energy abundance and home— now is the time to set a record FTP in your garage or crush Zwit in your basement. The last week of this month contains incredible SPIRITUAL shifts for children of the Moon such as yourself. EMOTIONAL: You may experience a personal restoration of hope. Just two days later, Mars goes retrograde in your twelfth house of introspection and mysticism, bringing inner unrest to attention for healing. Expect MENTAL clarity and the pioneering Aries Full Moon on October 9th to light up the leadership and legacy house of your chart. This is a great time to lead your own CORPS of Discovery. Plan a fun route and you may get lucky.

LEO & LEO RISING

SPIRITUAL: The Aries Full Moon on October 9th will bring wisdom and vision to your Future Nature worldview. Fom October 10th until October 29th take advantage of Mercury in your mindset house, bringing increased MENTAL acuitygo Inside The Outside and write about it.. The Scorpio New Moon/Solar Eclipse on October 25th will bring empowering new beginnings around metaPHYSICAL fitness but with it, South Node alongside the New Moon means you may be dealing with waning and/or inconsistent energy levels. Find new lines but don’t bonk. You may experience EMOTIONAL distance with family members; use this space for reflection and foster new beginnings. 

VIRGO & VIRGO RISING

SPIRITUAL: The Aries Full Moon on October 9 takes place in your eighth house of the occult, mystery and entanglements —Portals, Vortices, and Magic!  Who’s the most MetaPHYSICAL Fitness this month? You are. Hope you have a once-in-a lifetime expedition planned because you’ve got lots of energy, power and strength. Stop thinking about how and why you failed to complete a route in the past and use your MENTAL strength instead, to start thinking about how and why you’re about to complete it this time. EMOTIONAL: At the end of October, retrograde Jupiter brings renewed joy and optimism to your relationships.

LIBRA & LIBRA RISING

PHYSICAL: As Venus— your ruler and planet of beauty and magnetism—graces your first house of self concept and the body until October 23, this is a great time to stop building and start shredding—have energy, apply intention. MENTAL: Expect to be sharp and curious this month—learn to tie knots and/or read topo maps. You may be preoccupied with acquiring new gear like lightweight walking poles, backcountry metal-edged skis and glacier glasses.  An EMOTIONAL culmination occurs on October 9, as there is a Full Moon in Aries—enjoy feelings of optimism and self confidence. Expect some SPIRITUAL scrutiny—are algorithms good, or are they, in fact, bad for Earthlings—figure it out!

SCORPIO & SCORPIO RISING

On October 9 an Aries Full Moon in your house of health habits spotlights your metaPHYSICAL fitness progress and contextualizes new goals, records, firsts, PBs, FTPs, etc. Magnetic Venus and the radiant Sun enter your sign on October 23. For you typically enigmatic and discreet Scorpios, this combo places a dazzling and radiant spotlight upon you. Inner life and introspection occupy your MENTAL energies for most of the month. On October 25, there is a New Moon/Solar Eclipse in your sign, causing quite a stir. New Moons in your first house of the body, self concept and character, signify fresh EMOTIONAL energy and new beginnings.  As inquisitive Mercury makes its way through your isolated, though introspective, Libra twelfth house from October 10-29, it’s time to go Inside the Inside and use your SPIRITUAL energy for contemplation.

SAGITTARIUS & SAGITTARIUS RISING

Your ruler, Jupiter, is currently retrograde in Aries so your energy levels may begin to wane towards the end of the month. In the meantime, this is still a good time to think about PHYSICAL participation. Join a club, go on a group run, show up for a 300k Brevet or power through something solo like an FKT. You may be occupied with objectives and community this month, as Mercury, the MENTAL planet, cruises through your Libra eleventh house of society, networks, organizations, hopes and wishes. You have vision and a plan—this is a great time to organize an event or build a club. That said, the planet of combat and discord is occupying your seventh house of partnerships and alliances, so for EMOTIONAL reasons please keep things Type 1 Fun. SPIRITUAL: On October 25, there is a New Moon/Solar Eclipse with Venus in your Scorpio twelfth house of introspection and mysticism; channel your inner Cardio Goth.

CAPRICORN & CAPRICORN RISING

It’s go time. Since June 4, the planet of distance, limits, obstacles, structure and systems, has been retrograde and potentially making things PHYSICALLY difficult for you. That ends now. Retrograde Jupiter returns to your Pisces third house of mindset and communication leaving you feeling enlightened and MENTALLY wise. Expect mind-expanding insights on October 28th. With the Aries Full Moon in your fourth house things may become EMOTIONALLY resonant and rewarding. On October 9. Full Moons are moments of culmination, so anything you’ve been building around your home and family life should be coming to a satisfying, or even masterful conclusion. Jupiter, the planet of success, will be present. Retrograde Mercury in your worldview and higher knowledge house is finally going direct, leaving any latent existential and/or SPIRITUAL crises behind.

AQUARIUS & AQUARIUS RISING

PHYSICAL: Since June 4, Saturn, the planet of distance, limits, obstacles, structure and systems, has been retrograde and potentially causing low PMA and high DNF. That challenging period is over in October so please consider this an invitation to get back on the program. MENTAL: Future Nature thoughts leave you feeling inspired and at peace. You may be drawn to the immediate, familiar and tangible, making this a good time to add to your technical poncho collection. EMOTIONAL October 5 may be an edgy or moody day, as the sensitive Moon joins malcontent Saturn in your sign. Let go of an old look and find a new look—again, this is a good time to add to that technical poncho collection. You may find yourself studying ancient endurance philosophies, meeting a SPIRITUAL guide or planning a vortex pilgrimage.

PISCES & PISCES RISING

You’re concerned with resources, which is fine because this is a great month to magnetize generous patrons and baller clients. Apply MENTAL acuity and manifest. Jupiter is back. PHYSICAL feats that were accomplished early in the year—PBs— may be repeated or acknowledged. A few major events occur within 48 hours on October 22-23. The Sun and Venus enter Libra and your twelfth house  ruler, Saturn, goes direct after a retrograde beginning in early June, making this a great time for SPIRITUAL transformations and transcendental experiences.  A great deal of EMOTIONAL energy will be expended/demanded in the home environment this month—don’t stress, talk it out.

All Terrain Bicycle Challenge: Season 2 Fleche It Out

Welcome to Season 2 of the ATB Challenge: Fleche It Out. 

UPDATE HERE.

Apply now to be part of the World’s only ATB Reality TV Game Show. This year we’re looking for 5 teams of three to ride and document the ultimate ATB course of their own design. Push your physical, spiritual, mental and emotional limitations to win cash, wheels, beer and more. 

ATB Challenge is open to anyone and everyone. If you’re an experienced racer, Chill Rambler, Seasoned Randonneur, Subject Athlete, Merv, Old School Mountain Biker, Cardio Goth, Poseur, Endurance Cult Member, or Earthling, please apply now, because YOU’RE EXACTLY WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Find two other people, including yourself, for a total of 3 CHALLENGERS.
  2. Design (or find) your ULTIMATE ATB COURSE based on the Official ATB Criteria👇👇
  3. Complete the application between now and OCTOBER 12th.  
  4. Get selected. 🤞🤞. Team Selection will be announced on OCTOBER 19th.

OFFICIAL COURSE CRITERIA:

  1. Courses need to be a minimum of 150 MILES LONG.
  2. Courses need to be at least 50% DIRT; double track, fire roads, game trails, hike-a-bike, gravel roads, fall-lines, bushwacking, overlanding, etc.
  3. Known hiking and multisport miles (rafting, rappelling, running, peak bagging, etc.) miles are worth 5X; e.g. if you have to take your bike apart and strap it to a pack raft for seven miles that will count as 35 miles. Dabbing, pushing, dragging, carrying and hike-a-biking through steep/challenging sections does not count.
  4. Courses can be located ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES.
  5. Teams need to finish in EXACTLY 29 HOURS.
  6. Teams will be allowed to stop (in any one place) FOR NO LONGER THAN 2 HOURS AT A TIME.
  7. Courses can be located ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD. *If you live outside the United States and win, some of the prizes will not be available to you because most of the laws and rules that govern this kind of exchange are made to serve capitalism and not the needs of individual people.
  8. Courses need to push your PHYSICAL, SPIRITUAL, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL LIMITS
  9. Teams will DOCUMENT THIER CHALLENGE using their mobile phones and a media kit (GoPros w/batteries and media, Satellite Messenger) that we will provide.  
  10. Teams will be required to STAY TOGETHER AND FINISH TOGETHER.
  11. Teams must be SELF-SUPPORTED.
  12. STASHING food, water and equipment both before and during the challenge will be allowed. **Leave No Trace** Pack it in, pack it out, let me begin. I came to win, battle me that’s a sin.
  13.  All five teams will compete at the same time on the same weekend. START: NOVEMBER 5TH AT 6:00AM EST / FINISH NOVEMBER 6TH 10:00AM EST.
  14. Teams will UPLOAD THEIR FOOTAGE by November 9th. Instructions will be provided.
  15. Need help planning, finding, designing a route? Confused about the rules? EMAIL US NOW AT [email protected]. Or, check the Google Doc.

FLECHE IT OUT REALITY TV GAME SHOW

  1. Season 2 of the ATB Challenge: Fleche It Out WILL AIR ONLINE DECEMBER 2022.
  2. A PANEL OF EXPERT ATB LUMINARIES AND LEGENDS will judge the show in real time.
  3. The winner will be determined by scoring across four different criteria: which team has pushed their PHYSICAL, SPIRITUAL, MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL  limits the hardest?
  4. “Limits” and “hardest” are intentionally relative concepts because ATB (AND ENDURANCE CULTURE) CAN AND SHOULD BE AS INCLUSIVE AND ACCESSIBLE AS IS POSSIBLE.

THE WINNING TEAM WILL RECEIVE:

  1. 3 sets of 1000 American dollars cash, for a total of $3000.00
  2. 3 sets of Enve Wheels
  3. 3 sets of One Year’s Worth of New Belgium Fat Tire Ale
  4. 3 sets of Acre Hausers & Toros
  5. 3 sets of MSO Sponsorship Packages
  6. 3 sets of a custom Radavist Swag Pack.

Registration for the ATB Challenge: Fleche it Out has closed and all six teams have been contacted. Did you miss the entry or not get selected? Check the UPDATE for another chance.

Strawberry Peak Line

LINES ARE ABOUT FINDING THE CLEANEST, MOST CREATIVE AND COMPELLING ROUTE FROM A-B OR A-A OR A-C. THIS IS NOT AN FKT UNLESS YOU WANT IT TO BE. THIS IS ABOUT SELF EXPRESSION AND REALIZING WHATEVER CRITERIA IS IMPORTANT TO YOU AND YOUR CREW. SOMETIMES THAT CRITERIA IS A KNOWN KNOWN. SOMETIMES IT’S A KNOWN UNKNOWN. AND SOMETIMES IT’S A UNKNOWN UNKNOWN. SOMETIMES IT’S ABOUT WATCHING THE SUN COME UP OVER LOS ANGELES FROM THE TOP OF STRAWBERRY PEAK. THIS IS A PERMANENT. DO THE LINE, EARN THE PATCH. WE ALSO CACHED 3 DIFFERENT LIMITED EDITION NAGLENE BOTTLES W/ EXTRAS FOR INSPIRATION & REWARD.


RULES:

  1. This is all about creativity and going Inside The Outside. MSO is mode—ATB, AT, BRVT, XC, ULTRA, RANDO, PRTL, TRNSCND, ETC.—agnostic. You can walk it, hike it, ski it, you can even drive (most of it) if you want to. Just make it hard and fun. Endurance is relative.
  2. Complete all seven MANDATORY checkpoints. Details below.
  3. Document each checkpoint. Will require some kind of camera, the ability to mediate and some very light illustrating.
  4. The order in which you complete each checkpoint (except of Start and Finish) is up to you—again, this is about creativity and problem solving and your preferred mode(s).

BETA YOU WILL NEED:

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SCREENSHOT THIS CUE SHEET WITH CHECKPOINT AND CACHE DETAILS

  1. START: Rose Bowl Lot K—Take a selfie with the Inside the Outside sticker. MANDATORY *BEFORE
  2. Clear Creek / Josephine Saddle Road Gate—Take a selfie with the Inside the Outside sticker. MANDATORY
  3. Josephine Saddle Cache— Inside The Outside 480z Nalgene, stickers and Comfort With Discomfort ski straps. 
  4. Yucca—Draw a Yucca Plant but use swords in place of the spears. MANDATORY
  5. Strawberry Peak—Take a selfie with the Inside the Outside sticker. MANDATORY
  6. Strawberry Peak—Meditate about how algorithms are killing creativity. MANDATORY
  7. Strawberry Peak Cache—PSME 32oz. narrow mouth Nalgene, stickers and Comfort With Discomfort ski straps.
  8. Redbox Bear Box—Take a selfie with the Inside the Outside sticker. MANDATORY
  9. Super Cloud Cache / Top of 7th Repel—New Hope 32oz. Nalgene, stickers and Comfort With Discomfort ski straps. 
  10. FINISH: Rose Bowl Lot K MANDATORY *AFTER
  11. SUBMIT YOUR LINE: FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇 GET PATCH AND 50% DISCOUNT ON YOUR FIRST MSO ORDER.

MAP BETA:

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Strawberry Peak
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    VIBRATIONAL BETA:

    STRAWBERRY PEAK IS SHAPED LIKE A STRAWBERRY.

    YUCCAS ARE SHARP.

    FOG IN THE MEADOWS.

    TOPLESS RUNNERS.

    IT WILL GO.

    Seriously, Yuccas are sharp.

    ON DECEMBER 15th, 2021 MSO COMPLETED THE STRAWBERRY PEAK LINE. THIS IS HOW WE DID IT. PLESE USE THIS FOR INSPIRATION.

    Rose Bowl—JPL—ride up the Gab Trail to Clear Creek—crossover the 2—ride up Josephine Fireroad to Josephine Saddle—stash bike and gear—run/scramble/approach up the “mountaineers route” (look for cairns and painted arrows) to the top of Strawberry Peak—meditate at the top about how Algorithms are killing creativity—run/parkour over yuccas on the way back down—grab bike and gear–ride the singletrack around the back Strawberry through upper and lower meadows and Lawler’s saddle—cross the 2 at Redbox—ride the close road up to Mt Disappointment—disassemble your bike at the top of Supercloud and strap it to your pack—canyoneer your way down Supercloud—at the bottom hike out to the top of Gab—reassemble your bike and ride down the single track back to JPL and from there to the Rose Bowl.

    PACKING LIST INSPIRATION BETA: *FOR OUR ROUTE

    GUIDE:

    Moises Medina
    Cancer
    Born and raised in Los Angeles.
    History professor.
    Inspires confidence.
    Owns and maintains several bikes, climbing gear, Aplacka packrafts, running kit, two small dogs and an OG Astro Van set to adventure mode.

    VISUAL INSPIRATION BETA:

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