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Horoscopes by Tracy Allen.
November 22–December 21
Sagittarius, symbolized by the archer’s arrow aiming high, is naturally oriented toward the future. But with three planets, including retrograde Mercury, in your house of endings, your mind may have drifted into the past. Mercury turns direct now, pointing you forward again, and this week’s developments will probably show you that the way forward involves people other than yourself. When the moon in your partnership angle opposes the sun in your sign, it forms a lunar eclipse. The moon also happens to be aligned with your ruling planet, expansive Jupiter, emphasizing that your path of growth is through relationships. Are your relationships an accurate reflection of how you see yourself? Do others see you differently than you see yourself and consequently relate to you based on that image? Have you found a way to be both independent and interdependent? Or do you feel like you lose your freedom when you rely on others? How does it affect you when people need you? Pay attention now as the luminaries—the sun and the moon—illuminate this subject.
December 22–January 19
It’s difficult not to come on too strong when forceful Mars and Pluto unite in your sign this week. These two planets have passion and power in common, which are not inherently bad things. But a lunar eclipse complicates matters, as does a conjunction of social Venus and withholding Saturn in your groups zone. As much as you’re feeling and needing and wanting now, you can’t expect others to fall in line. Your family, friends, acquaintances and colleagues are starring in their own dramas. With the egoistic sun in your subconscious sector opposing the emotional, needy moon in your criticism zone, it’s important to remember that. You are the reference point in your own life, and you must allow the same to be true for others. Caps are born leaders, but with potent Pluto in your sign, the danger of becoming a bit of a despot is real. Empower yourself and run your own show, while resisting the temptation to control anyone else.
January 20–February 18
The energizing sun in your humanity sector syncs with your ruling planet, Uranus, in your communication house this week, and talkative Mercury goes direct in your goals angle. So you should start to feel more connected and effective. At the same time, you could be rather overcome by the strength of your desires and drive, making it challenging to strike a balance between pursuing your own agenda and getting back in sync with others. If considering group interests stirs up resentment in you, it’s not good for you or them. This week’s lunar eclipse contrasts your love life, creativity and self-expression against your social network and your tribe. What do you need now in order to feel happy, loved and very much yourself? Will that in some way cause you to be rejected by the tribe? Are you more apt to undermine your joy and fulfillment or your sense of belonging? Freeing up a stagnant mindset and a stuck communication pattern is essential to resolving the conflict.
February 19–March 20
This week’s eclipse across your home/career axis emphasizes the tension between these two areas of your life. And it may not just be a matter of how well you’re juggling your personal and professional lives. Critical mass is reached with a lunar eclipse, and since it falls in your home angle, it could be showing you that something from childhood has culminated and can take you no further. Can you think of an emotional complex stemming from your growing-up years that might be preventing you from shining your light in the world the way you want to? Does it impact your self-esteem to the point where you’re keeping success at bay? Start to let it go, and admit to yourself that you’re driven now to get out there and compete, to show what you’re made of. The measure of your worth is up to you.
March 21–April 19
When cerebral Mercury turns direct this week and a lunar eclipse lights up your cognition sector, information overload or an excess of nervous energy threaten to overwhelm you. The eclipse is also likely to leave you feeling emotionally scattered. While your drive to pursue what you want out of life intensifies, a fear of not getting it gnaws at you. To center yourself amidst this week’s chaos, try to take a detached perspective. Acknowledge that you are changing, life is getting more complicated and neither you nor your circumstances are going to revert to the old ways. You need to surrender to and honor your complexities. You are a person with feelings, needs and desires that don’t coalesce as neatly as you might like. And you’re learning about relationships, trust and commitment, perhaps as if for the first time. This week may make you feel a little crazy, but you’re not nuts. You just need to change the way you think.
April 20–May 20
A lunar eclipse in your self-worth house this week brings about a crisis in confidence that’s been brewing for a while. Your past self-image has taken you as far as it will go. It’s time to dig deeper and discover your full wealth of resources. You’re stronger than you think you are, but reinforcing your self-esteem can’t be about protecting yourself now. As you’ve become more aware of how valuable relationships are, you’ve also become more scared, because you know they make you vulnerable. Don’t let that fear be your guide, no matter how tumultuous life gets. Trust your sixth sense about people, not your insecurity. Your strong will can propel you forward into your future—or it can make you refuse to budge.
May 21–June 20
You’ll be relieved to hear that your ruling planet, Mercury, turns direct this week after its three-week retrograde period, when you likely felt your momentum slipping away. Soon after, a dramatic lunar eclipse links with Jupiter and lights up your sign, compelling you to notice your needs. One thing you may think you need—but you don’t—is all the answers. The nature of Gemini is to inquire, so your curious mind should always remain open to new information. Don’t be surprised if the eclipse brings more questions than answers. Keep working on focusing your efforts and prioritizing what and whom you’re most passionate about, and don’t worry about settling everything that’s unresolved in your head. With professorial Jupiter in your sign since summer, you’ve been learning so much. The eclipse is bound to throw you off emotionally, but have faith in where all that learning is taking you.
June 21–July 22
This week’s touchy lunar eclipse occurs in your subconscious sector and in the verbal sign of Gemini—plus chatty Mercury goes direct in your self-expression zone. All of this sets the stage for sudden unedited disclosures that seem to come out of left field, but can actually be traced back to an emotion. And since Venus and Mars in your romance and partnership houses are joined by two heavyweights—Saturn and Pluto—now, your emotions are likely to be connected to a relationship. Whether you’re in one or not, you have a sinking feeling that there’s not enough love and happiness to go around, and you’re wondering when it will be your turn to be blissful and complete. That fear can give rise to anger and jealousy, but you should know that these dark emotions will subside. The eclipse is bringing everything to the surface so that you can deal with it. Reorient yourself via meditation, music, water, a mantra or any go-to practice that centers you.
July 23–August 22
The issue of you versus the group arises this week when a lunar eclipse in your affiliations sector syncs with teacher Jupiter and opposes the ego-oriented sun. Look at the roles that your friends and professional network play in helping you to fulfill your dreams. You can learn a lot from the people you associate with, but it requires a dose of humility. When loving Venus runs into chilly Saturn in your emotional-roots angle, you’ll feel held back by a desire for security. And go-getter Mars’ run-in with powerhouse Pluto in your competence zone will make you want to do things all-out and completely your way, down to the last detail. To avoid these traps, free up your vision of the future and avoid thinking in exclusive, black-and-white terms. What you want and what’s good for others really do overlap.
August 23–September 22
The essence of who you are privately and the destiny that you are pursuing for yourself are compared and contrasted this week when a lunar eclipse brackets your home and career angles. Finding your place—at home and in the world—is foremost on your mind, and you may tend toward harsh judgment of your current situation, with value-minded Venus running into stern Saturn in your thinking sector. How do you feel about where you’re living and what you’re doing for a living? Does what you do professionally express something significant about who you are privately? You’ve been experiencing sporadic psychological shifts the last couple of years, and the changes in your psyche hold the key to this week’s dilemma over your public and personal status.
September 23–October 22
Your ruling planet, Venus, bumps into roadblock Saturn in your worth sector this week, making you feel short on money and confidence. Meanwhile, feisty Mars pairs with destructive Pluto in your domestic angle, increasing the chance of a family fight. However, possibly trumping these two planetary configurations is a lunar eclipse that stretches across your beliefs and mindset zones, pointing out the limits of your perception. Your way of seeing the world is due for a change, especially if you want to grow past the set of circumstances that you find yourself in now. As a Libra, you look at life through the lens of relationships. But you need more space in yours in order to expand your understanding of where you’re at and where you’re headed. That’s not to say that you should put distance between you and other people. Just a healthy amount of breathing room.
October 23–November 21
Not only are three planets and the moon’s karmic north node in Scorpio, but the other major happenings this week also implicate your sign in various ways. First, Mercury goes direct, and Venus and Saturn align—all in Scorpio. The former should bring your thoughts closer to the surface and make it gradually easier to verbalize them. And the latter brings together the planet of desire and attraction with the planet of structure and definition. You are in the beginning stages of redefining your ego identity and restructuring your life. But in doing so, Saturn must first set you apart. Venus is helping to clarify what you want and what you draw to you and how these shape you. Meanwhile, your co-rulers, strong Mars and intense Pluto, conjoin in your cognitive zone, an occurrence that could either bring penetrating breakthroughs or an overwhelming drive for a sense of mental control over others and yourself. Last, but definitely not least, a lunar eclipse in the natural house of Scorpionic matters amplifies emotional issues around intimacy, loyalty and trust. How to not only survive such a week, but thrive? Accept the inevitability of change and espouse your personal transformation.
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