Horoscopes by Tracy Allen
March 21–April 19
Three planets enter your resources zone this week, reminding you to appreciate—and take pleasure in—what you already have. Dissolving Neptune in your endings angle has given you a half-conscious awareness of the transitory nature of life, so take a moment to revel in what you’ve got going for you right now. In stark contrast to this invitation to stop and smell the roses, when two pairs of planets form in your sign, you could become impatient for change and action. If you can’t find a productive way to channel your burst of energy, you’ll wind up frustrated or angry. Do something physically taxing to give that ball of fire an outlet. Part of your frustration probably has to do with an underlying desire to be selfish and solo rather than having to deal with rules, bosses and anyone who seems to have power over you. These feelings will pass, so ride them out.
April 20–May 20
You may have an initial rough spot this week, with verbal Mercury in your subliminal sector causing trouble. If you say something without thinking, someone close to you will take it seriously and perhaps pass judgment. You might even voice a vehement belief that you’re not entirely sure you espouse. Repressed aggression is likely at the root of your words. Making an effort to tune into your subconscious thoughts before opening your mouth will help you to avoid a problem. And you may come up with an ingenious idea if you pay close attention to those under-the-radar brainwaves. In general, you’ll start to feel much better this week, with three planets entering your sign, led by your ruler Venus. You’ll be more content, effective, charming, sociable and more apt to enjoy being out in the world, taking things in through your senses. In short, you’ll feel more like yourself!
May 21–June 20
As a few planets segue from your network zone to your seclusion sector throughout the week, you’ll start to feel less extroverted. But early in the week especially, you’ll still have plenty of dynamic interaction with a group, collaborating and/or socializing. With your ruling planet Mercury encountering four other planets, your thinking and communication might be a bit off—lacking precision, planning and patience. But quick original ideas are also a strong possibility. Concurrent with your speedy thoughts, you might catch yourself speaking too rapidly without stopping to edit, and what you say may not stand up to in-depth investigation. You’re naturally turning inward, so extricate yourself from any crossed wires and start to work behind the scenes more. You need alone time to regroup.
June 21–July 22
You feel a compulsion to pursue a goal more energetically this week, and your mind is very much on your ambition. While you’ll be able to think on your feet at work, you might be impatient and could speak out of turn. It’s difficult to see right now how your career objectives fit with a relationship, kids, creativity, fun. And when talking about your goals, you may feel strong resistance from someone significant in your life. But as three planets shift from your career angle to your network sector, your focus begins to shift as well. Socializing, making contacts, connecting and reconnecting with people in your wider circle, seeking a sense of community—all of these things will become more important. You might make a new connection through school or meet someone from a different culture. Try to release any worries about achievement by taking a wider view of the future.
July 23–August 22
Respect is paramount to you proud Lions, and with three planets moving into your status angle this week, it’s a good time to contemplate—and shape—your public standing. Those planets are gradually making their way out of your expansion zone, and they’ve been drawing you to education, travel and freedom. Begin to direct your focus toward goals, and try to make the connection between what you want out of your career and a deeper inner yearning. You might state your opinion quite emphatically now, and it’s likely not to be received well at work or by your family. But the flip side is that your vision of the future is breaking from past pessimism or childhood patterns at this point. And one side note: If you detect an excess of energy bordering on urgency, you might want to try sports or some other physical adventure to burn it off.
August 23–September 22
With your ruling planet, mental Mercury, in your hidden-matters house, you’re like a dog with a bone, trying to penetrate to the heart of something. You may be digging into a personal issue, and if it has more to do with other people’s business than your own, you’d do well to tell yourself that some things are off limits. If you’re not careful, you could trigger control issues or cause a rift with children or a love interest. If possible, use this obsessive energy to research something worth your while, as you’re likely to strike gold now, with so much brainpower directed at getting to the bottom of things. With several planets taking turns moving into your far-horizons zone, put more emphasis on broadening your mind, relinquishing some of that laser focus. Free yourself up and allow more space in relationships, then notice how the tension eases.
September 23–October 22
You’re apt to feel provoked by people and possibly even pushed around, as the planets pair up in your relationship angle, putting a strong emphasis on the energy coming at you from others. Work on being direct rather than concerning yourself too much with what everyone else is doing. Still, it could be hard to ignore it if someone blurts something out that effects your self-confidence or rocks your foundation. And that’s a distinct possibility this week. Although the atmosphere isn’t as peaceful as you’d like, with three planets moving into your deep-sharing house, you do need to engage people on a meaningful level. Go beyond the external framework of your relationships, and turn your attention to their inner workings. How do your relationships function? What do you value about them? What is your own degree of loyalty? Posing such questions will prove useful in the coming weeks.
October 23–November 21
When the supercharged sun and forceful Mars come together in your work zone, applied exertion gets the job done. Tackle the tasks you’ve put off, and get some exercise to keep the energy flowing. You may also need the physical release to relieve mental tension. Pensive Mercury has confrontations with both stern Saturn in your sign and your ruling planet, obsessive Pluto this week. You could be critiquing something that’s failing to measure up to your standards. If it’s in your power, make the necessary adjustments to improve matters. You may also get into an argument if you lash out because you can’t let something go. It would probably be more productive to have a debate in your own head that hones your thinking on a substantial topic. But do start to come out of your head and connect with others more, since three planets are crossing your partnership angle now. This development should help to break the isolation that you’ve been feeling. Romance is possible, or you may just begin to enjoy others’ company more and feel increased ease in relationships.
November 22–December 21
With several planets in your joy sector, you’re really into simply doing what pleases you, but the pursuit of pleasure gives way to getting things done, as three of those planets move into your efficiency zone this week. You’ll start to remember the point of discipline and details, and hopefully you’ll enjoy your work more, too. A job well done brings great satisfaction now, and the value of self-improvement becomes increasingly evident. Work can provide a subtle but essential sense of grounding for you. In contrast, you’ll wind up perplexed if you say something that comes off as too abrupt and gets misconstrued. Because you’re speaking out of sincerity, you’ll probably fail to see the problem, but digging your heels in will only make things worse. You’re better off holding your tongue to begin with and brainstorming about a creative project—great ideas are likely now.
December 22–January 19
Chatty Mercury in your domestic sector forms a few uncomfortable angles with other planets this week, making communication rather dicey with family (especially a parent) or someone you live with. Someone who falls into one of those categories could disagree with you or take issue with your friends or your goals. If you’re determined to have the upper hand, you’re especially likely to get into an argument. But people can only provoke you if you let them; it’s really up to you. Although home and family is still getting your attention, as three planets segue into your joy sector, you’re encouraged to be more demonstrative and express what’s in your heart. Show affection, play a little, indulge your senses, display your creative side. Allow yourself to be drawn to leisure activities, hobbies, romance—the planets want you to start having more fun.
January 20–February 18
Verbal Mercury is in your communication sector, so you’ve clearly got something to say. But it interacts with several other planets this week, complicating matters. You’re fired up about what you’re thinking and want to express it, but impatient speech could be out of sync with your long-term career objectives. And you might unconsciously undermine your own power if you speak too impulsively. Better to direct that passion towards curiosity. Be open to learning something new and having mental breakthroughs, but don’t feel the need to force them on anyone. Figuring out what’s most important for you to know will serve you best in the long run. As the week goes on, your energy turns to family and home, with three planets entering your domestic angle. Beautifying your space will augment your foundation.
February 19–March 20
With plenty of planetary activity in your finance sector this week and three planets moving into your information house, this is a good time for you to learn more about fiscal matters and to ponder how you can build on what you have. When two activating planets unite there, you may get an impulse to overspend, but it’s possible to convert that into a drive to accrue—if you stop and think about what you’re doing. Your thoughts about finances might be colored by your level of confidence and your doubts about the future, as well as by a powerful group influence. If you feel out of your element trying to tackle the harsh reality of money issues, rest assured that at least one planetary configuration this week is right up your alley. Lovely Venus in your communication zone harmonizes with your ruler Neptune, making it easier for you to express your kindness, compassion and creativity.
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