Horoscopes by Tracy Allen
January 20–February 18
With law-of-attraction Venus in your sign, the universe has been green-lighting your desires to some extent, but Saturn puts the brakes on this week, as the powers that be nix what you want. Rather than dwelling on a temporary defeat, turn your attention to what you already have going for you. Brainy Mercury and energetic Mars in your resources zone gel with goal-oriented Saturn in your career house and transformational Pluto in your releasing sector. Cultivating your innate talents and assets will enable you to climb the ladder of success and to shed old skin. You can’t achieve your dreams and be the best that you can be if you’re neglecting parts of yourself that might be the missing pieces of the puzzle.
February 19–March 20
Covetous Venus is hiding out in your subconscious sector, stirring up a desire that you may not be aware of. Saturn puts the kibosh on what you want this week, when pragmatism appears to triumph over longing. But you’ve got two not-so-secret weapons, in the form of astute Mercury and brave Mars traveling through your sign. Mercury and Mars figure out how to deal with cynical Saturn in your perspective house, as well as daunting Pluto in your group zone, helping you to think and act in a more authoritative, empowered way. Put your energy into networking, educating yourself and giving your dreams more structure and force. You have an opportunity now to score major contacts and build a winning game plan, so stop daydreaming and start doing!
March 21–April 19
If you’re frustrated early in the week over not getting what you want, let that feeling motivate you to apply both your brains and your brawn more diligently. Thinker Mercury and doer Mars sync with commanding Pluto in your ambition angle and definitive Saturn in your transformation zone, opening up a world of possibilities for public achievement and personal change. The trick is working with the current quality of your thoughts and your energy. Both Mercury and Mars are hidden away in your subconscious sector, which may give you the impression that you’re too sluggish to make much headway now. Listening to your intuition and working behind-the-scenes may not be your primary modes of operating in the world, but they’ll get you the farthest this week.
April 20–May 20
You may start off the week feeling blocked, due to your ruling planet Venus’s run-in with rigorous Saturn. But Mercury and Mars in your networking zone cooperate with Saturn as well as omnipotent Pluto, making a strong case for group undertakings. If you can adopt a certain cerebral detachment, you’ll see that grasping after your desires independently isn’t cutting it. Look around at all the people in your circle who could help you, especially if you’re aiming for something that benefits others besides yourself. You might need to check your ego at the door in order to mesh with the general interest. Disciplined teamwork can transform your attitude and your relationships now.
May 21–June 20
Your enterprising spirit is at odds with crossing t’s and dotting i’s this week, but if you’re ready and willing to make some adjustments, you can accomplish plenty. Focus your thoughts and actions on long-term goals and the methodical planning that’s required to achieve them. You’ll need to truly buy into the process of give-and-take with those you’ve partnered with in order to maximize productivity. And the detailed, painstaking work you’ve become familiar with lately can seem like the bane of your existence, but it’s teaching you a lot. You’re not known for your long attention span, and the tediousness of persistence may tempt you to shift gears, but hang in there. You’re building your future.
June 21–July 22
Amorous Venus in your intimacy zone gets hip-checked by austere Saturn in your love house this week, cooling off a romance or depriving you of something you desire intensely. However, clever Mercury and just-do-it Mars in your outlook sector blend with Saturn, as well as with potent Pluto in your relationship angle, hinting that it’s all in how you see it. Positive thinking fuels courageous action, paving the way for a deep, lasting connection—with another person or with your own creative spirit. Either way, a new attitude that encompasses a wider range of possibilities enables you to put something different out there romantically or artistically. By opening up your mind and behaving a little boldly, you can generate a different outcome.
July 23–August 22
Balance and harmony are hard to come by early in the week, when amicable Venus in your partnership angle spars with reticent Saturn in your emotional-security house. Someone may want something from you that you don’t feel comfortable giving or a relationship could hit a brick wall, and no amount of sweet talk or compromise will change the situation. You’re going to have to get your hands a little dirty. Mercury and Mars are in your hidden-matters zone, prodding you to dig underneath the surface of the issue and get to the bottom of what’s really going on. Psychological probing, in-depth analysis and self-inventory are all in order, and the resolution could have long-term ramifications.
August 23–September 22
A lack of communication or friendliness could cause trouble for you on the job as the week begins. Or pessimism may affect your health, your job or your time management. Parity is key, as Mercury (your ruler) and Mars transit your opposite sign, reminding you to factor others into your mentality and activities now. One-on-one conversations and interactions can have a powerful impact on your mindset, your love life and the way you express yourself verbally and creatively, so seek them out as much as possible. Listening to people and meeting them halfway is preferable to going it alone. Someone special could change your heart and your mind for the better.
September 23–October 22
When your ruling planet Venus—traveling through your love-and-creativity zone—quarrels with stingy Saturn in your worth sector, insecurity or insufficient funds curtail a romance or an artistic project. On the flip side, mental Mercury and lively Mars in your efficiency house work well with both Saturn and power-player Pluto this week. So even if you don’t get exactly what you think you want, you can surely get what you need if you play your cards right. A combination of disciplined thinking and hard work will strengthen your foundation emotionally and financially, particularly if you strive to improve your skills and to be more useful to others. Critical analysis and targeted exertion can help you more than you realize.
October 23–November 21
Relational Venus in your emotional-foundation angle collides with entrenched Saturn in your sign, putting a barrier between you and your family, you and your past or you and your emotions. But Mercury and Mars (your co-ruler) in your love sector are in sync with Saturn as well as Pluto (your primary ruling planet) who’s been transiting your cognition-and-communication zone. You need to be true to yourself now by saying and doing what’s in your heart. Playing down your strength and your passion would only impede the maturation process you’re undergoing. You have a chance to think and speak in a remarkably empowered way if you simply have the integrity to express the real you. You’ve been learning the hard way what you’re made of, and anything that comes from the heart this week will serve your growth and ease the pain.
November 22–December 21
Serious Saturn in your subconscious sector can feel like a black cloud in the back of your generally sunny head, and this week brings a battle between light and dark, as amiable Venus in your cognition zone tangos with Saturn. Cerebral Mercury and let’s-go Mars in your roots angle play nice with Saturn and also manage to bond with intimidating Pluto in your resources house. Working from home and working on your home would both be productive endeavors and could boost your self-esteem and possibly your financial bottom line. And processing emotional issues from childhood may make you feel better about yourself and help you bring closure to the past.
December 22–January 19
Your values, your finances or your confidence take a hit at the beginning of the week as Venus in your worth zone disagrees with strict Saturn in your affiliations sector. Groupthink, society’s rules or the timing of your networking may thwart your desires. But intelligent Mercury and motivated Mars in your cognition-and-communication house work things out with Saturn, in addition to jibing with all-powerful Pluto in your savvy sign. Quick, flexible thinking and enthusiastic dialogue can help you to get back on track with the group or associates that seemed like a potential stumbling block a minute ago. Self-empowerment comes through walking the talk, so back up your fervid speech with meaningful action.
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