SETS AND THE CITY
(SEPTEMBER 24–OCTOBER 23)
How high up your agenda are happiness and success? What about comfort and contentment? The answers may seem obvious, yet recently you have been focusing on something entirely different. It’s true you’re dealing with a problematic situation that cannot be ignored. But there’s a suggestion you could be giving it too much attention. Could a past experience be undermining your choices? You can change that this week. Do yourself a favour! Treat yourself. For exciting news, call 1900 957 223. and leave space for a few more with mid-morning coffee. You’d rather have issues to deal with than be faced with the space to ponder your past. As long as you don’t put too much on your plate this week, you can easily digest any difficulties and enjoy yourself in the process. You can find inspiration and make change happen! Call 1900 957 223.
CANCER Don’t think things are going to carry on as they are. If you’re doing your best to stop a change from happening, you’re better off saving your energy. What’s taking place has a rhythm of its own. If the thought of being powerless is making you anxious, find the courage to relax. All you have to do is take the helm and gently guide a process that has impetus of its own. If you need some inspiration, this is your week! Call 1900 957 223.
(JUN 23–JUL 23)
LEO You’ve got so many people making demands on you, no wonder you’re feeling swamped. Remember that valuable relationships aren’t based on self-sacrifice. You absolutely have the right to ask of other people what they ask of you. If you stick at only what you do, you’ll be very glad you’ve honoured your commitments. You’re doing well, despite challenging circumstances. There is excitement in the stars for you this week. Call 1900 957 223.
(JUL 24–AUG 23)
VIRGO Your inner aspirations are coming to the forefront of your mind. So how does it feel to be dreaming about chasing pies in the sky? Surely you know better. Isn’t it time you got back to being practical? But if you don’t dream, how can a dream ever come true? You’re setting a process in motion leading you towards a longheld desire. Don’t be distracted! Find inspiration to make the changes you need in your life. Call 1900 957 223.
(AUG 24–SEP 23)
According to the most recent Melbourne Live Music Census, Melbourne has more music venues per capita than any other city in the world. Being stuck for where to go when you’re spoilt for choice is a happy conundrum, but you can begin by narrowing it down to these standouts.
Basement Discs record store, below Block Place in the city, plays host to an eclectic array of late-week lunchtime gigs. Some big names have played tiny shows in front of these shelves of vinyl, including Billy Bragg and Michelle Shocked.
WELCOME TO THE HOUSE OF FUN
In Brunswick’s industrial backstreets, Rubix Warehouse is a hotbed of music, creativity and colour, lit by neon and covered with murals. Catering for everything from indie album launches to DJ parties, this is one of Melbourne’s most sought-after exclusive venues. FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK
Rock’n’roll ain’t noise pollution, especially at Cherry Bar on AC/DC Lane (off Flinders Lane). Popular with visiting bands, nearly every night of the week here, you can get yourself a loud and proud fix of rock and blues.
LEARNING TO FLY
If your life is a cabaret, or musical comedy is more your scene, then The Butterfly Club is for you. It’s a muchloved little city theatre and bar with delightfully kitsch decor, and is where both Tim Minchin and Eddie Perfect began their glittering careers.
NOT GONNA SIT IN SILENCE
Fancy belting out a tune? Head to Warburton Lane for a late snifter at Murmur Piano Bar. We can’t guarantee John at the bar will get you your drinks for free, but when the whole place joins in on your song request, there’s no place you’ll rather be.