Libra (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22)
Libra is all about appearances. Before ordering a drink, this attractive individual is likely to ogle the displays of coffee mugs, commuter conveniences and parlor games -- admiring the variety of color and geometric balance. After that comes the hard part: getting Libra to make a decision! Coffee? Espresso? Frappuccino? Wait ... mocha? Maybe a little juice? A cookie? Libra loves pleasure, and admires nice colors and sumptuous tastes. A smart barista knows exactly what to whip up for a Libra -- a Strawberries & Creme Blended Creme, of course! It's sweet, fruity and downright pretty -- with the symmetrical grace of a perfectly shaped ice cream cone.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21)
Scorpio is likely to lurk before making the commitment to a final order. This mystery customer (probably behind way stylish shades) will take in the scene, noting such fine details as who pays with exact change and who pulls out a twenty -- but with one eye on the menu. Once the choice is made, you can be sure this highly selective individual will go all the way. The Java Chip Frappuccino lets Scorpio dig into the depths of decadence. They'll savor coffee with ice, chocolate syrup and whipped cream -- while chunks of chocolate serve as little surprises -- sustaining just the right level of suspense.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21)
Sagittarius likes to show off their knowledge about the life and customs of other countries. Café americano? Don't think so. How about cappuccino? Too run-of-the-mill. This distinctive creature will order a drink with a name that raises at least one eyebrow, and preferably serves as a launching point for a long story about one of Sagittarius' many travels. More than one Centaur has probably ordered Starbucks' Chai Tea Latte. This fine tea, enriched by the lavish spices of India and mellowed by milk (whole, skim or soy -- depending on Sag's weight that day) will do the trick.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
Practical Capricorn sneaks into the coffee bar for a few minutes away from the job, probably attached to a laptop. Once the top button of the jacket or blazer is undone, this earthy person's inner hedonist is sure to emerge. Most Capricorns don't buy coffee -- they have a staff or spouse that gladly makes it for them. Instead, a visit to Starbucks becomes a sojourn to the garden of earthly delights. What more appropriate elixir could there be, then, than Pomegrante Juice Blend? The little bit of green tea mixes nicely with the pomegranate and peach juices -- and with the right straw, Capricorn can hide all the evidence of this sinfully juicy indulgence.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18)
Aquarius is known for being quirky and a lot more conscious of communal concerns than the average person, so Starbucks definitely attracts this out-of-this-world individual. Don't be surprised when Aquarius begins to ponder certain social ramifications before ordering. Are the teas pesticide-free? Has any animal testing occurred? Just who exactly picked those coffee beans, anyway? It's a good thing Starbucks' baristas are so accommodating. A good choice for Aquarius is the Green Tea Latte. Made with soy milk, it's 100% vegan. Size-wise? Make it a Venti -- Aquarius will want plenty of inspiration!
Pisces (Feb. 19 to March 20)
Pisces has probably been sent to Starbucks by family or co-workers who want this dreamy soul to wake up and smell the coffee! As this sometimes confused-looking soul enters the shop, they might be overwhelmed by the sheer number of choices. The complex names and the numerous options that delight just about everyone else could totally befuddle this tender-hearted person. Light? Is that color, weight or calories? Faced with the inevitable, Pisces will finally come to a decision once the herbal teas are spotted on the menu -- but by then our fishy friend could be a nervous wreck. Luckily, every barista knows a sure fire way to fix that -- relaxing Chamomile will always make a Pisces person smile.
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About the Author
Astrologer and writer Judi Vitale has had her eye on the sky for most of her life. When she's not whipping up horoscopes, poring over articles or working with clients, Judi lectures, teaches and does everything possible to plant seeds of spiritual awareness in the hearts of any or all who look, listen or read. Nothing satisfies her more than helping people get in touch with their highest purpose in life. Judi received her certification as a consulting astrologer from the National Council for Geocosmic Research in 1995.