Your Astrological Guide to Shopping at Ikea
Everything you should be buying at Ikea, according to your July horoscope.
Published Sep 28, 2018 4:58 PM
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It’s July and you know what that means: toad trips. Road trips to Ikea. So turn up the AC and get that wishlist ready.
March 21 – April 19
In between your abundance of outdoor activities this summer, you crave solid downtime at home. You are busy brainstorming the ways you could make your home cozier without skimping on style. Try the modern Vejmon coffee table. And when rain forces you and your friends to reschedule your beach volleyball match, invite them over for afternoon tea instead (just don’t forget the coasters). Shelves hidden underneath allow you to stealthily stash your magazine pile (and your other miscellaneous junk) just in time for these last-minute get togethers you always orchestrate so well.
April 20 – May 20
Summer has given you new life, and no, it’s not just the extra vitamin D. With Uranus, the planet of revolution and awakening having just entered your sign, you suddenly feel a spasmodic urge to break all of your own rules and take more risks than ever before—especially when it comes to color.
Bring more personality into your living room with these vivid zigzag Sommar pillow covers, and then pair with solid color of your choice (but preferably magenta). Risky, we know—this could be the beginning of your new color addiction. Once you get the ball rolling on anything, you’re unstoppable.
May 21 – June 20
While you are never shy to speak up (or maybe silence just makes you nervous), this month you’ll find that people especially want to hear your ideas. And you never know—opportunities may arise out of it.
So keep your mind clear with the voluptuous Formlig glass vase. Beautiful and simplistic, let your creativity be your guide as you fill it with poppies, wildflowers, even kale leaves and glitter. Showcase your creative whims because as you know, it’s all about how you cleverly frame it.
June 21 – July 22
Everyone knows you are the moody one (and we love you for it), but this month you’ve got an edge—dare we say angst-y?! Steer that ship by attending boxing classes, hot yoga sessions, and dirt biking.
Don’t be afraid to get muddy because your shower experience is about to be that much more enjoyable once you get home. Try the punchy Vadsjon shower curtain in teal—the perfect way to cool down after a long day of action. Now you can sing in the shower with more confidence or enjoy more tranquil soaks in the tub. You know, depending on your mood.
July 23 – August 22
We know you are never shy about literally anything, so definitely don’t hesitate to reserve more alone time this month. Use this rare quiet time to clear your mind and recharge your batteries.
Since you’ll spend much of your downtime reading in bed, watching Netflix in bed and meditating on your bed, you may as well switch up those sheets. Chill out with the tranquil Provinsros duvet cover— nothing boring about the lively pattern or its sustainably sourced cotton here, so you can rest assured that you are still cool even when you are chillin’ by yourself.
August 23 – September 22
You’ll be forcing yourself out of your comfort zone *just* a touch this month, either driven by your own goals or someone else’s nagging you to join them for a 5am jog (rolls eyes). Taking care of yourself isn’t always fun, but you feel so incredible afterwards that it sets a feel-good vibe you enjoy for the rest of the day. Feeling good, looking good!
So go ahead and check yourself out in the stylish Ypperlig mirror. Place it in your entry way, so that you can always take one last quick look (to make sure your hair still looks cute, of course) on your way out the door.
September 23 – October 22
Your ambitions take center stage this month as you visualize yourself climbing to the top. And look at you! You ARE doing it. Take the time to honor yourself for all that you have already accomplished before setting your sights even higher.
And as you look up, you notice that one of your overhead lights could use an update. Go with the sleek Vaxjo pendant lamp— preferably in red— an assertive color choice to match your confidence and your readiness to take on the world.
October 23 – November 21
With your ruling planet Mars in retrograde for the entire summer, this is a chance to reorient yourself and come into more purposeful alignment with your desires. “I’ve got time…” you used to say; but NOW is the time. What are you waiting for?
Apply for your dream position, speak up in your relationships and make your living room as fancy as you’ve always desired with the Tibast pink curtains. Who cares if they are “out of style” next year. You like them NOW and who knows, maybe you will forever. And as deep of a person you are, these pretty pastels are sure to bring all the more cheer as you begin a new cycle around going after what you want.
November 22 – December 21
Bored with every app on your phone, you suddenly feel the need to fill your mind with fresh food for thought. So you binge-order all of the books that pique your interest, adding to your already vast library. So you know what else you need?
That bright yellow Kallax bookshelf you’ve been ogling—eye candy for your limitless spirit, a home for your treasures, and best of all, an endless conversation piece for when your friends come over. We can always count on you to bring the sunshine at home and literally wherever you go.
December 22 – January 19
We see plenty of romance in your future with this month’s emphasis on relationships. You out of anyone know how to time all the stops just right. So don’t be shy and turn up the heat (safely) with the versatile Toppig cage lanterns. Take them outside on the patio for evening sangria, or chill inside with them on the kitchen table for a romantic candlelit dinner. With an excellent sense of character, aesthetic is just as valuable to you as function; so you can rest assured that this lantern is just as compatible with you as the one who’s lucky enough to be by your side.
January 20 – February 18
It may not be readily apparent to those who gravitate toward your goofy side, but you are in fact very pragmatic. So it may seem like we don’t even have to tell you this, but do honor your impulses this month. No really. Get that funky indoor pineapple plant. Do it both because you want it, but also you are so intrigued: Is it edible? Will it live? For how long? Set it up with the perfect plant stand to showcase your new exotic home edition and to keep people thinking how edgy you are.
February 19 – March 20
You are always ultra-sensitive to the energetic flux around you, so maybe it’s the warmth of the Sun stirring your enthusiasm? Regardless, you are feeling especially outgoing this month and confident to pursue all the things that excite you. That’s why you impulsively order the pixelated Tarbak handwoven rug. Get distracted from whatever you are doing by staring at these shapes and deciphering the patterns. Both your inner nerd and daydreamer will love it.
Catherine Urban is a professional astrologer and writer who now has a certain yellow bookshelf on her wishlist. Check out more of her astro-musings here.
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