Horoscopes by Tracy Allen.
April 20–May 20
Flying solo seems simpler than working through relationship issues this week, with three planets in Taurus opposing a lunar eclipse in your partnership angle. What others need from you stands in contrast to your desires and drive at the moment, and you feel a yen to detach. Solid, mature relationships can help you to connect with something beyond yourself and enrich your perspective, but you’re tempted to protect yourself and to fight feelings of dependence. If it seems like someone is blocking you from getting what you want, that could easily make you adverse to partnership now. Commitment to others is your path of greatest growth these days, but the work that it takes to be in relationship with people can be daunting. You’re grappling with the immaturity of neediness versus the maturity of commitment and probably trying to avoid both extremes. Reevaluate the worth and limitations of your relationships, accept that they are changing and be prepared to change along with them.
May 21–June 20
A lunar eclipse in your efficiency zone this week signals that something’s gotta give with your job, your health or your daily routine. A change in schedule or duties may be in the pipeline, as something to do with your regimen or your effectiveness is played out. Your discipline stands to improve as current shortcomings come to light. It could be that you need to get better at something you’re doing, in preparation for being able to offer it to others. However, with several planets in your seclusion sector, you probably feel like being alone and letting your drive and desire fall by the wayside as you succumb to low energy. Strive for a balance between rest and work, and analyze your emotions for clues to what’s going on with your job or your health. Don’t get sucked into total retreat, because sticking with what you’re doing will eventually get you to another level. Your personal impetus to expand your horizons may not fit with buckling down and working, but networking or collaboration will keep your spirits up.
June 21–July 22
Since your sign is ruled by the moon, you’re naturally attuned to the lunar eclipse that falls in your self-expression house this week. You’ll feel the need to create, play and show affection and may also sense changes coming related to romance, children or your artistic side. Something in this area of your life is trying to shift and demanding your attention. You’re being called to grow up—by taking your creativity seriously, by procreating and/or parenting or maybe by getting serious about becoming a happier, more fulfilled person. Although you feel pulled to be part of a community now, it’s important for you to also step out and make your mark, resisting anonymity and groupthink. Your need for belonging must be balanced with your need to express yourself. Attending to this week’s emotions probably won’t mesh easily with your urge for career movement, but it will allow you to address a specific yearning and perhaps start to heal a wound and thereby open up an alternative future path. Aligning yourself with the shift will in turn shift the whole way you relate to others, including romantic partners.
July 23–August 22
With Venus, Mars and your ruling planet, the sun, in your ambition angle, you’ve been gravitating toward goals. But a lunar eclipse in your roots sector this week draws your attention to what you need at home as opposed to what you want out in the world. A change in your living situation could be in the works or you may have unfinished personal business that needs to be wrapped up before you can flourish professionally or publicly. Although you’ve got achievement on the brain, the eclipse nudges you to strengthen the base you were given in childhood or perhaps build a better foundation to compensate for what you’ve inherited from the past. The current emphasis is on nurturing yourself in a more mature way and understanding where you’re coming from emotionally. Working on your private self and your home life will balance out the push for career success or general acclaim. Your urge for travel, freedom and social interaction isn’t in harmony with this focus on your roots, but getting back to the basics of who you are at home and how you got where you are at this moment will further your psychological growth.
August 23–September 22
You don’t have all the answers yet, as a lunar eclipse spanning your information and philosophy houses will reveal this week. New info could surface, or a change having to do with a contract or transportation may be imminent. More importantly, consider how your thinking, your communication and your relationship with siblings or your local community might need to evolve. Are you taking your ideas as seriously as you should? And if you’re a writer, is there anything about your writing—or your attitude toward it—that might need to change? Be willing to ask open-ended questions, resist easy answers and try not to deconstruct everything. There is something about knowing versus not knowing that is coming up in your life now. Concentration is important, but so is the emotional component of this experience. Ideally, you want to both sharpen your focus while opening your mind. It may make you feel better to formulate opinions and come to conclusions, but getting to a place where you assume that you don’t know and starting from there is even more useful now. If you admit that you don’t already know the truth, that admission will free you to dig for a deeper truth.
September 23–October 22
With three planets (including your ruler Venus) and the magnetic south node of the moon in your shared-resources house, you’re quite focused on what you’re getting from others in terms of love, money and overall security. But a lunar eclipse in your assets zone this week serves as a reminder that you need to be able to depend on yourself. If you’re overly concerned with what people are providing for you, the eclipse will highlight the imbalance with a test of your worth or self-worth. Are you maximizing your resources in a mature, independent manner? Building stronger internal security may help to correct for the unpredictability of others and change your expectations for the future. And shoring up your own security will enable you to transform your foundation and could have a positive impact on your health and your desire for meaningful work. Ask yourself what you need to feel safe and how you can fill that need on your own. Something about your finances, your confidence or your values has hit its expiration date, so expect and promote change there.
October 23–November 21
Anyone sensing something in the air this week is likely to be picking up on a lunar eclipse that forms dynamic angles with eight other planets, thus activating a wellspring of archetypal energy and multiple areas of our lives. Because the eclipse occurs in Scorpio, you’ll feel an internal seismic shift that will probably manifest as intense emotions but can also alert you to the issues that most need your attention. Your attitude and temperament are changing, and you may notice something about yourself that’s outlived your need for it, maybe even something to do with your appearance. With three planets in your others angle at the moment, you’re feeling drawn to people, but thanks to isolationist Saturn in your sign, you’re resistant to relationships at the same time. As you work on yourself and strengthen your boundaries, you stand on your own out of necessity. But don’t be too determined to shut people out—you do harbor faith in closeness and trust and yearn for more love and joy in your life. With the karmic north node in Scorpio, part of your work is to be there for people. You’re not just growing stronger for yourself, but to be a beacon for others. The challenge this week is to find a healthy balance between give and take. You’re apt to take everything personally now, and confrontation is a strong possibility, but honest communication will be a big help.
November 22–December 21
A lunar eclipse in your subliminal sector this week could expose a secret in dramatic fashion, or it may merely bring something from your subconscious to light. I say “merely” and yet whatever surfaces, however discreetly, will prove valuable if you work with it. Look at your self-limiting fears and why you might perpetuate them. In what ways do you hold yourself back? You’re becoming aware of what you need to release, but there’s still work to do around closure. Is the fact that something in particular is never going to be perfect keeping you from accepting that it’s finished? You feel pulled towards improvement, but you may derive more benefit from letting go of whatever you’re trying to fix. Usefulness and service are important to you now; however, you also need time for introspection and may want to pay extra attention to your dreams as a source of information. Seclusion doesn’t gel with your enthusiasm for relationships or the pleasant distraction of romance and creativity, but it will help you to heal something from your past and transform your self-image.
December 22–January 19
This week’s lunar eclipse in your network sector spells permutations in friendships and affiliations—either sudden ones brought about by drama or gradual ones that you should attempt to cooperate with. As the work involved in reaching your next goals becomes increasingly clear and you figure out what you need from your associations, the necessary changes slowly reveal themselves. How do you feel about the direction you’re beginning to head in and the team that’s supporting—or failing to support—you? You may be in the mood to just enjoy yourself and feel loved now, and it’s possible a social cold chill could thwart that impulse. Your goals and alliances are likely out of sync with your current work, but highly imaginative thinking can help you pull it together in your mind’s eye. Domestic or family upheaval or reminders from the past clash with the evolutionary process taking place in your hopes-and-wishes house. Tapping into your deep internal empowerment will keep you moving forward.
January 20–February 18
Circumstances in your career or public standing are changing, as a lunar eclipse in your ambition angle makes clear this week. A goal is coming to fruition, but you may still need to put in additional work in order to maximize your potential. Make an effort to speed up your progress in order to ride the waves of change. Although you’re drawn to home and thinking about family, security and the past, the eclipse will push you out of your comfort zone. Leisure time, romance and kids may not jibe with your need to achieve, and you might make yourself anxious with impatient thinking. But if you focus on financial health, personal transformation, confidence and self-empowerment, you’ll feel better about putting yourself in the spotlight and to the test. Creative brainstorming energizes you, and taking action on the home front grounds you. Home/career balance will be difficult now, especially if an authority figure cuts into your personal time, but you know it’s time to reach for the brass ring.
February 19–March 20
The confines of your current belief system start to become apparent this week, when a lunar eclipse falls in your philosophy zone, generating ripples of change. Your view of the future needs to shift; in order to facilitate that, try to recognize a truth that has taken you this far and can take you no further. Your thought process is active, enthusiastic and creative, and communication is facile—all thanks to the sun, Venus and Mars traveling through your mentality sector. Use your brainpower to fuel dreams, self-healing and the transformation of goals and friendships. There’s a great deal of power in your affiliations, so make the most of your network if you’re feeling stuck. And to defuse your harsher opinions and self-doubts, question them like a curious bystander. Altering your beliefs probably won’t mesh with something about your home life and will almost surely take you out of your comfort zone and help you to break free from childhood patterns. If you feel an urge for expansion, follow up on it by pursuing travel, education and other forms of exposure to that which is foreign to you.
March 21–April 19
On a mundane level, you could be in for a new development with a loan, debt, taxes, inheritance or insurance when a lunar eclipse hits your shared-resources house this week. On a more significant level, the perimeters of trust and intimacy will be exposed, as you struggle with the inner workings of partnership. You’ve been focused on what you’re trying to get going for yourself, but relationship drama may force you to face the messier taboo stuff of life such as secrets, jealousy and sexuality. Dealing with the reality of another person’s feelings is challenging but necessary. What you want may seem pretty simple right now compared to the complications of merging your life with someone else’s. You could sense permanent, transformative change coming—change that will in some way isolate you—and this thought doesn’t gel with your optimism and carefree spirit. But it is in keeping with your growing personal power and your ability to let go and start fresh. You can conduct yourself in a resolute way that alleviates confusion and possibly helps you to find closure.
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