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Horoscopes by Tracy Allen.
The sun charges into your self-worth zone just as beautiful Venus enters your sign—calling for you to make the connection between self-love and love. Venus in Scorpio can make you extra alluring, but it’s important to know your own value before allowing others to assess it. In order for people to look past the mere window dressing of your appearance and be drawn magnetically to what is deeply attractive about you, you have to unearth your inner beauty and appreciate it. How you see yourself affects how others see you. And when your co-ruler, Mars, in your mindset house tangles with revolutionary Uranus in your habits sector and syncs with sustaining Saturn in your sign, shake up your accustomed way of thinking about yourself and commit to building higher self-esteem.
November 22–December 21
The sun blazes into Sagittarius this week, lending you even more energy and enthusiasm than usual. But at the same time, social Venus graces your seclusion sector with her presence, making a mellow atmosphere the most desirable one for you now. The sun forms a harsh angle with escapist Neptune in your domestic angle, while Venus forms a harmonious one. So chances are that unwinding at home will sound more appealing than going out, as popular as the sun in your sign will make you. Hosting Thanksgiving could be the perfect solution—you can be a social butterfly without leaving the house. Make sure it’s a potluck though, because when impulsive Mars in your money sector squares off with disruptive Uranus in your fun zone, you run the risk of blowing a little too much cash.
December 22–January 19
When the energizing sun moves into a difficult angle with dissolving Neptune, it can have a sedating effect. This week, the sun moves into your subconscious sector just before forming such an angle with Neptune, so you’re likely to feel like you’re in a trance. With the sun in Sagittarius, the sign before Capricorn, your solar year is winding down—and so are you. It’s time to release your grasp of the outer world and check in with yourself. And when aggressive Mars in your sign clashes with unpredictable Uranus in your home sector, it’s a warning sign that the holiday could be rather bumpy. If a family member pushes your buttons, the likeliest emotion for it to trigger in you right now is anger. Need an escape? Sweet Venus in your friends zone meshes with Neptune in your communication house, making a talk with a pal your best bet for relief.
January 20–February 18
Aquarians thrive on their friendships and associations with groups, and when the sun enters the house in your chart that rules those things, it may make you even more enthused to be around people. But the sun’s struggle with murky Neptune this week adds a dose of confusion to your dealings with others. Venus, on the other hand, enters your career angle and makes nice with Neptune, so pursuing your goals may be more fulfilling than socializing at the moment. It’s working diligently behind the scenes—as opposed to trying to dazzle your boss at a meeting—that will increase your potential for success now. Your communication could tend to be a bit rash, so don’t push for face time just yet.
February 19–March 20
When the fiery sun enters your career angle, you’d think you’d get fired up about your professional life, but the first thing it does is spar with your ruling planet, Neptune, in your sign. So hopefully you will get an energy boost to go after your goals, but first you need a restful long weekend off. Lovely Venus enters your beliefs sector at the same time and blends with imaginative Neptune, reminding you that what you believe, you create. It’s vital that you have faith in a positive vision of your future. And with action-oriented Mars in your affiliations sector, put your efforts into sustaining a network of people who will reinforce your faith and help you realize your vision.
March 21–April 19
The sun’s move into your travel-and-education zone this week inspires you to broaden your horizons, while Venus’s entry into your psychology house means part of you is more inclined to explore inner terrain. You’re freshly energized to see new places, learn new things, meet new people and have new experiences. But you also feel a pull to deepen an existing connection or to ruminate on an emotional issue. And when your ruling planet, Mars, in your goals angle battles with rebellious Uranus in your sign, your ambition gets turned up a notch…but so does your problem with authority. So you’re feeling adventurous, introspective and competitive, pretty much all at once. The common thread running through this tangle of feelings is meaning. Seeking the significance and implications in the things that are foremost on your mind now—a close relationship, an intense emotion, an optimistic urge, a drive to succeed—will help you piece it all together.
April 20–May 20
This week, the life-giving sun enters your intimacy sector and your ruler, affectionate Venus, crosses your partners angle—keeping relationships on the front burner while also turning up the heat. Both planets make contact with chimerical Neptune, introducing the possibility that you or a love interest will have trouble distinguishing between reality and fantasy. Work on maintaining a positive attitude about relationships, but ensure that you’re not being seduced by an illusion and conversely, that you’re not drawing anyone in by presenting a deceptive image of yourself. Be brave enough to forge strong, genuine bonds with others now, and don’t let the fear of losing yourself in a relationship deprive you of the pleasure of connection. Control issues can easily stand in the way of pleasure, but remember that when it comes down to it, control is the biggest illusion of all.
May 21–June 20
“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.” ~Pema Chödrön
This week’s planetary movements repeat an ongoing theme in your life about teamwork versus doing your own work. With fervent Jupiter in your curious sign, you’ve been eager to take on a lot in order to learn. And whether you realize it or not, through this busy process, you’re ultimately searching for answers about yourself. You’re testing what you’re capable of, striving to be all that you can be. In the meantime, the people you’ve brought along for the ride haven’t been perfect partners. The sun is moving into your partnership zone and Venus is entering your skills sector, so once again, working to get better at what you do and counting on others to play the role you’d like them to are the competing concepts in your head. Instead of reacting to someone’s inconsistency, try to improve your own. Rely on your own dedication without resenting anyone for his or her shortcomings. In the end, this is about you.
June 21–July 22
As the sun glides into your self-improvement zone and Venus arrives in your love-and-joy house, start to put those things together in your mind. Do you have body issues that are negatively impacting your self-worth and your desire to get close to people? Or do you struggle with an underlying displeasure with yourself that stems from being overly critical? List your top self-perceived flaws, and try your best to separate the real from the unreal. Which real ones detract from your health and happiness, and can you change them? On the flipside, are there things you value in yourself that you could maximize? Is there a creative project or another means of self-expression that you could apply your efforts to and take pride in? A relationship you could pursue that might be crucial to your growth? Make the connection between becoming a better, healthier version of yourself and being happy.
July 23–August 22
Your ruling planet, the sun, makes its grand entrance in your play sector this week, while Venus waltzes into your domestic angle, turning your attention to matters of the home and heart. Family, love, comfort, security, children—the basic stuff will make you happiest now. You’ll find holiday gatherings easier if you take your emotional temperature and adapt to that rather than forcing yourself to pretend you’re enjoying situations, food, conversations, etc. if you’re not. Disruptive Uranus in your beliefs zone clashes with two other planets, so a difference of opinion is possible, especially with a parent or roommate. Try to put yourself in a setting that allows you to relax, have fun and be yourself. Getting down to your roots is the way to go.
August 23–September 22
The sun brings its vibrant energy to your domestic angle this week, and friendly Venus shows up in your siblings-and-neighborhood sector. Spending time at home and socializing with your brothers, sisters and neighbors will help you make the most of these planetary positions. One possible source of strife, however, is that the sun’s clash with Neptune in your relationship angle suggests that unclear communication with your mate, roomie or friend could lead to a misunderstanding. Another noteworthy twist to look out for: You may have an impulse to dig in your heels and insist on doing things completely your way, displaying uncharacteristic pride and stubbornness. Wait a beat, and your pragmatic side will kick in.
September 23–October 22
As your ruling planet, values-oriented Venus, breezes into your resources house this week, it lures your focus to fiscal matters. Budgeting is about more than number crunching; it’s also about priorities. Do you allocate your money according to what’s important to you? And do your assets reflect your values? Venus also clicks with utopian Neptune in your job sector this week, calling for an examination of the correlation between your work and your finances. Do you like what you do for a living so much that the actual living it earns you is secondary? Or is being of service to others more valuable to you than the salary that goes with it? Or is security of the utmost importance to you, and therefore you’re willing to work hard at anything that will bring you wealth? The sun is lighting up your cognition house now, enabling you to do some serious thinking.
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