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Horoscopes by Tracy Allen.
September 23-October 22
Who do you want to be? A new moon in your sign connects with aspirational Jupiter this week, inviting you to set intentions for the coming year. During Saturn’s three-year stay in Libra, you learned a lot about yourself, and those lessons can help to make you a better person. Because of Saturn’s sometimes-draconian teaching methods, you may find it difficult to name—let alone work with—the good things that came out of your trials and tribulations. It’s worth the effort. Libras, by virtue of being the relationship sign, define themselves in terms of others. But Saturn isolated you in some way, giving shape to an identity wholly separate from those around you. You’re definitely older and wiser. But what else are you now? Take the answers to that question and turn them into resolutions for the future.
October 23-November 21
When a new moon rises in your spirituality sector and pairs with wise Jupiter in your house of regeneration, it’s a reminder of the powerful forces at work in your life. You’re gaining a better understanding of your psychological patterns, knowledge that will help you do something that’s incredibly difficult for—and yet so primary to—your sign: let go. Jupiter is telling you to have faith that in letting go of the past, you’re clearing the way for the future that you were meant to live. If you hold on to the symbolic trappings of the old you with all your might, thinking that you’ll lose your power if you don’t, you won’t be able to reach out and grasp that which will better serve the you of today. You may not know it yet, but you are already putting your values in action, working to become the person that you’ve longed for in a partner. To continue that work, you need to release the ghosts.
November 22-December 21
This week, Mars in Sagittarius connects with Uranus in your creativity sector, while a new moon rises in your affiliations zone and clicks with your ruling planet, Jupiter. The first configuration connotes spontaneous self-expression and doing things your way. The second suggests that aligning yourself with people who share your interests can actually free you to do even more of what you want to do. At this point, you’re better at teamwork than ever before. Can you think of an organization that might help you to make more progress? Are there contacts you could be cultivating who are ahead of you on your desired path? You’re not a natural joiner, but going against the grain is part of growing. What you are a natural at is teaching. So consider instructing others in how to do what you do—it will refuel your inspiration.
December 22-January 19
The new moon in your ambition angle meshes with future-oriented Jupiter in your job sector this week, handing you a mandate to make new work goals. You’ve entered a transitional period where enough has come to fruition that you’re left with a vacuum of purpose. It’s a strange predicament for a Capricorn. The clear upside to this vacuum is that it gives you a chance to do one of the things that you do best: create long-term objectives. And though delving into feelings is not your no-nonsense sign’s forte, it’s a necessary first step. That’s because the key planet here is the moon, and the moon is about emotions. How do you feel about what you’ve achieved? What new direction is starting to feel right to you? Are you fearful about the future, and if so, what are you afraid of? These types of questions should get you off to a good start.
January 20-February 18
You feed off the energy of other people this week, when charged-up Mars in your friends sector syncs with humanistic Uranus in your community-and communication zone. Uranus is your ruling planet, and its involvement in this scenario implies that inventive thinking, impromptu interactions and group efforts will mobilize you. As for how you want to apply this energy, look to your current, more balanced personal belief system for clues. The new moon in that area of your chart is working with expansive Jupiter in your self-expression house to offer you a fresh—and very hopeful—start based on what you now believe about yourself and about life. How have your beliefs changed lately, and how can you use this week’s vigor to propel you forward?
February 19-March 20
“The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
The new moon in your intense-emotions house echoes Saturn’s recently concluded three-year transit of that part of your chart. But rather than triggering more dark nights of the soul, this week’s moon should strengthen your resolve to move past the troubling feelings that Saturn stirred up. The deep psychological process that you went through caused its share of growing pains—but you did grow. You’ve achieved a healthier internal balance of light and dark. Instead of dwelling on the symbolic death that occurred during this time, focus on the rebirth. How did the last few years transform you? This new moon harmonizes with Jupiter, the planet of faith, in your foundation angle, encouraging you to put all your cards on that rebirth.
March 21-April 19
The dam bursts forth as Mars in your courage sector partners with abrupt Uranus in your sign this week, essentially authorizing quick action—your favorite thing! At the same time, the new moon in your relationship angle partners with optimistic Jupiter in your communication zone, prompting you to turn the page in a relationship, via honest dialogue. Don’t let jealousy or a desire for things to be more perfect between the two of you overly influence your thinking. If possible, try to strike a balance between the other person’s needs and feelings and your impulse to impose a quick fix.
April 20-May 20
This week’s new moon in your skills sector unites with Jupiter in your talents zone, making it the perfect time to commit to sharing your unique gifts with others. Jupiter is helping you to believe in what you have to offer, but you need to blend that confidence with the humility that true service requires. You’ve discovered hidden resources within you and taken on plenty of work and responsibility. Saturn spent the last three years pushing you to become more competent, so by now you’re up to the task of proving it. In your mind, what about you is most valuable to others? What makes you necessary? How can you combine your innate talents with your acquired skills to serve an ultimate purpose?
May 21-June 20
Your changeability can be an asset this week, when a new moon in your creativity sector coordinates with forward-thinking Jupiter in your sign, beckoning you to start anew. If you’ve lost interest in something you’ve taken on this year, toss it in the discard pile if you can do so in good conscience. Then recommit to seeing through to completion those projects that you really care about. Your ability to shift gears will come in handy, because you’ll need to take a fresh approach to something that’s hit a speed bump. You’re finally taking your creativity (which with Geminis usually means writing) seriously, so go ahead and give yourself permission to act like it.
June 21-July 22
Cancers are ruled by the moon, so you’re especially attuned to whatever she’s doing. This week, she comes together with the sun, forming a new moon in your emotional-nurturing zone and also making a harmonious angle with upbeat Jupiter in your subconscious sector. To make the most of this, turn up the volume on that little voice in your head telling you everything’s going to turn out all right. Then allow it to quell your insecurities about all the changes happening in your life. Your caretaker sign knows how to soothe others, but you need to do that for yourself as well. As change keeps swirling around you, remember to cultivate a place of comfort that will ground you. And that doesn’t just mean a cozy home. It also means a place in your head, an inner peace that can possibly be attained through a spiritual practice.
July 23-August 22
Like everyone, I was astonished by the story of Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban, in retaliation for her activism. Malala first spoke out for girls’ education rights at age 11, when she began writing a diary for BBC Urdu. I don’t know her birthday, but I do know that her remarkable courage is lionesque. As Saturn traveled through your communication sector the past three years, you were compelled to find your voice. Now when the new moon rises in that sector this week and joins forces with boundless Jupiter in your humanity house, you are compelled to start using your voice—and with exemplary intentions. Your mindset and way of expressing yourself is more assured than it was before. What good use can you put it to?
August 23-September 22
Saturn in your resources sector the last few years taught you to recognize your own worth and to distinguish what you value. This week’s new moon in that same sector cooperates with positive-thinking Jupiter in your ambition angle, pushing you to confidently pursue your goals. As a Virgo, you no doubt have a plan—but do you have the swagger? Breaking it down into action steps is helpful, but so is building yourself up. This moon suggests that if you let the lessons in self-esteem sink down to the deepest emotional level, your potential for success will increase enormously. In other words, don’t just know your value, feel it. And once you get to that point, don’t let go of the feeling. You’ll need it if you’re planning to take on the world.
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