Horoscopes by Tracy Allen.
May 21–June 20
The vitalizing sun enters your sign this week, infusing you with yang energy and bringing you out of hiding if you’ve been holed up. And your ruler Mercury—also in Gemini now—gels with Venus and Uranus, allowing you to think quickly and express yourself with creativity and charm. However, disruptive Uranus is doing battle with omnipotent Pluto, setting the tone for everyone’s week. Uranus has been urging you to rebel against groupthink the last couple of years, starting a revolution in your head against your old goals. Your mutating view of what’s possible has changed the landscape of your connections, possibly breaking up a friendship or leading you to join a new group. Your drive to individuate has had an inevitable effect on whom you identify with. Pluto, on the other hand, has had you grappling with the mysteries of life and the concept of mortality, and issues around control, trust and intimacy have demanded your attention. The current interaction of these outer planets highlights the shifts in your relationships with both groups and individuals. Relationships are also the theme of a lunar eclipse later in the week that falls in your partnership house. You’ll have to start facing other people’s feelings and needs that are at odds with your ego and with your desire for more meaningful achievement. Things may reach a crescendo between you and someone else or the shift could happen more slowly during the coming months.
June 21–July 22
Although the sun’s entry into your seclusion sector suggests you’ll be in the mood to lie low, two major astrological events this week will make inner peace difficult. Uranus has been in your ambition angle since 2011, causing a radical change in your career track, an urge to do something more unique in the world, a desire to rebel against authority and change the old rules or an abandonment of long-held goals. You want more freedom in your career and may feel constrained by the system or by someone above you. Your impetus to start over in the world is not the only thing on your mind. Pluto in your partnership house since 2008 has intensified your dealings with others and generated profound change in a relationship or in someone close to you. You may have begun a life-altering relationship or encountered endless power struggles in your interactions. When Uranus and Pluto clash early in the week, two or more of these issues will move to the forefront and won’t be easily reconciled. The lunar eclipse at week’s end hints that your health, habits or job will be pushed over the brink in some way, signaling the need for different tactics. If you’re confused about the future and questioning your purpose and productivity, those feelings will be exacerbated by the eclipse. Your challenge now is to espouse your own beliefs and tend to your inner life and spirituality, but still be of service to the world and maintain your humility.
July 23–August 22
When Uranus and Pluto get into a conflict at the beginning of the week, they call to mind the way in which they’ve been impacting our lives lately. For Leos, Uranus has been introducing you to different ways of seeing the world. Since 2011, you’ve faced circumstances that don’t fit with your old views and subsequently developed fresh perceptions. You may have realized that something about your thinking was wrong, or you’ve simply been drawn to travel and new studies. Since 2008, Pluto has been overhauling either your daily routine, your health or your job, demanding that you get to the bottom of your time-management, habits, self-care, skills, techniques and work ethic—and rebuild. He’s bringing about a slow death and rebirth of the way you do things, while Uranus is shaking up the way you see things, and you may be trying to hold onto the old ways. The lunar eclipse later in the week stimulates your need for self-expression, love and pleasure. A creative project could come to fruition, a love affair might reach a turning point or you may feel like taking a risk to convey what’s in your heart. But sex, jealousy or trust is likely to play a confusing role in the unfolding drama. Your psychic sensitivity is heightened, and a misunderstanding over shared resources isn’t just in your head. Avoid escalating things, as it’s an overstimulating week for everyone.
August 23–September 22
Uranus and Pluto spar this week, their third round of seven spanning from 2012 until 2015. Uranus has instigated sudden changes in joint income or shared resources the last couple of years and made the restrictions placed on you by others seem intolerable. You prefer financial independence over binding obligations to others now, and being in debt to someone causes growing impatience in you. You also might find yourself rebelling against closeness or a change in the power dynamic in a close relationship. Sometime between 2008 and now, Pluto may have brought an intense love affair that’s obsessing you or pressure in your relationship with a child. He could also have you craving deep artistic expression and powerful experiences of joy. You’re determined to create—and possibly procreate. Tension between romance versus true intimacy or self-expression vs. merging arises now. The lunar eclipse later in the week foreshadows a change coming in your living situation, your family or your emotional connection to the past. Something connected with your comfort and security is finished, and it may tie in with your financial independence. Idealizing another person or having to take care of them throws a wrench in things, as does your confusion over one-on-one interactions. And your ambition may also complicate matters. Clearly, it’s a hectic week, but that’s true for all the signs, so don’t bother trying to handle it perfectly—just do the best you can.
September 23–October 22
As Uranus and Pluto quarrel early in the week, they underscore the areas of your life where they’ve been stirring up change. Since 2011, Uranus has either facilitated a breakup or made you want more space in relationships, which almost seems to go against your nature. You have a tendency to partner off, but Uranus has destabilized your relationships, possibly by causing abrupt beginnings or endings and definitely by causing people to throw curveballs at you. If you can view such external events as a potential result of subliminal signals you’re putting out, you’ll gain insight into the dynamic between you and others. And since 2008, Pluto has generated a powerful internal shift in you, as family problems, psychological issues and emotion-laden memories have reemerged. Examine any regressive behavior on your part that’s resulted from this, and understand that your family relationships or your home life are changing, and so must you. Process your feelings rather than trying to get a firm grip on them. The lunar eclipse at week’s end gives you an emotional mindset and portends a shift in your mentality and communication. If your work is not gratifying your ego, that may propel a change in your thinking. Whether you’re disillusioned by your job and fantasizing about the ideal occupation or are confused by your coworkers, what’s crucial is that you do work that is in the spirit of service to others.
October 23–November 21
With revolutionary Uranus in your responsibilities zone the last couple of years, you’ve switched jobs, been given fresh opportunities at your current job or sought a change in work that will offer you more independence. You may feel like rebelling against a stale routine or dull duties, and new skills are promising increased freedom of movement. It’s possible that a health issue has disrupted your life or that other changes have impacted your efficiency, and a shakeup of your habits is in order. With your ruler Pluto in your mentality sector since 2008, a heavier tone has crept into your communication, and deep psychological change has altered your habitual mindset. Many things that you’ve considered to be givens are now up for debate, as you undergo a process of intense self-questioning. You’re taking things apart and putting them back together in your head, and the constant rumblings of rethinking may be disturbing. A crisis with a sibling is also a strong possibility. When Uranus and Pluto square off this week, the changes in your everyday life will be accentuated. You can’t ignore the fact that the way you do things and the way you think about things is dramatically transforming. Later in the week, a lunar eclipse brings a money issue to a head or triggers a blowup with someone over values. Remember to watch out for emotional overspending. Your attitude toward finances, possessions and assets needs to shift, in alignment with an unfolding change in how you use your talents and how you value your own worth. The eclipse may also exacerbate your idealization of a love interest or your role as savior; a misunderstanding with children; confusion over what will bring happiness and personal fulfillment; a longing for creative self-expression; or escape into romantic fantasy. Keep returning to what you instinctively know is most real and most vital to your growth.
November 22–December 21
You’ve been in the mood to experiment with new forms of self-expression, creativity and amusement the last couple of years, thanks to Uranus in your play sector. Unconventional attractions, sudden crushes and unexpected pregnancies may have come into your life, and you could be drawn to telling a story, giving voice to your unique individuality. And since 2008, Pluto has been transforming your financial status and your values. Your source of income may even be completely different. You probably feel a compulsion to control your money and your possessions, but maintaining the status quo is futile, as this part of your life is inevitably changing. Don’t hold onto what no longer serves you. Rather, dig deeper for untapped resources and talents. When Uranus and Pluto go at it this week, they’ll force you to think about what you’re really made of and what you’ve got going for you. Later in the week, a lunar eclipse in Sag highlights your needs and emotions and suggests that something about your ego identity is reaching fruition and needs to shift. The possibility of reinventing yourself can invigorate you, but a vague longing for stability and wellbeing, disillusionment with a parent or home life or escaping into memories may steer you off course. Lastly, understand that your relationships are bound to be affected by what’s going on with you internally.
December 22–January 19
Both Uranus and Pluto are instigating changes in everyone’s lives, and when they butt heads this week, we all take notice. Uranus has brought upsetting changes in your base the last couple of years, altering your living situation or your family and possibly making you feel like rebelling against your tribe. You’ve had your share of personal emotional upheaval, but it’s helping you to break free from your past. No longer bound to your legacy and family patterns the way you were, you’re acquiring a more independent view of comfort and security. Pluto has been in your sign since 2008, dismantling the structure of your old ego and rebuilding a stronger version. You’re more ambitious than ever, but make doubly sure that you’re not transforming yourself for purely self-serving reasons. Ideally, Pluto wants you to be the best you can be, not to conquer and pillage. With such massive change going on within your personality, facing your own dark side will help you to deliberately become more of a force for good in the world. We’re all better off if we make some attempt to get in touch with our own mysterious inner workings. To that end, the lunar eclipse later in the week brings unconscious emotions to the surface and could put a spiritual crisis of sorts in motion that’s in keeping with freeing you from the past. Something is coming to a necessary end, but unclear communication, clouded judgment, indecisiveness or deception could complicate matters. Even if it’s not pretty, listen to what your intuition is telling you about yourself.
January 20–February 18
With your ruler Uranus in your cognition-and-communication house the last couple of years, your everyday encounters have changed, and you’re looking at life in a different way—noticing things you didn’t notice before and expressing yourself in a new way. Your habitual mindset has been disrupted, and the tempo of your daily life has quickened. You’ve received information that’s changed things and maybe taken some unexpected trips. Maybe you’ve even startled yourself with some brilliant insights and ideas. Pluto has been in your subconscious sector since 2008, bringing up deeply buried contents from your psyche and possibly causing you to self-sabotage or break down. Having to face the karmic fallout from past actions and dealing with stuff you’ve repressed hasn’t exactly been a walk in the park. Guilt can be rather pointless, especially when compared to contrition—it often benefits neither you nor anyone else and fails to move you or the situation forward. Deal head-on with what’s been hidden, and stop allowing it to have undue influence over you. A lunar eclipse later in the week draws your attention outside yourself, as something involving friendships, your professional network, your social environment or the needs of a group comes to light. You may be starting to head in a new direction and need to first consider how you’re handling recent successes and failures. Your interests and achievements have placed you in certain contexts that are due to shift. Confusion over what you really have going for you, dissolving finances, elusive self-worth, materialism, a yearning for security or disillusionment about your self-sufficiency will impact your current state of mind. Reorient your values from the ground up if you have to.
February 19–March 20
This week, you can’t help but notice the changes that have been taking place in your life the last few years, because two change-oriented planets confront each other, giving rise to tension. Uranus has caused your finances or possessions to be in flux, giving you anxiety over security. Your income or how you make money may have been modified radically, shifting your sense of worth. On the positive side, your attitude towards wealth and material goods has been altered, and you may feel freer. But since the abrupt gains and losses haven’t been by choice, the instability is likely to be rather scary. Pluto has killed off some old goals (and possibly some friendships) and has birthed new ones. Your ideals and interests are changing, and you may be meeting powerful contacts or deepening your connections with the circle of people in your life. Maybe you’re determined to change something about the world or you’re just transforming your own social and professional landscape. The fight between Uranus and Pluto is calling you to look at how you’re dealing with the things that have already happened. Later in the week, a lunar eclipse brings something in your career to fruition—or it could bring a blowup with your boss. In any case, a change in your path is coming, and you’d do well to ask yourself what you truly require of your status in the world. The downside of having Neptune in your sign lately is that you may be feeling extra sensitive, weak-willed, fatigued, aimless, escapist, vulnerable, dependent or deluded. Work on coming across as clearly as possible to others and on maintaining a firm grasp of reality even during the tough times when it’s tempting to get lost in dreamland.
March 21–April 19
With Uranus the Awakener in Aries the last couple of years, you’ve been in the process of breaking free from the limitations of your old identity. Uranus favors quick, unpredictable change, shaking your life up in an exciting or unsettling way, depending on how you look at it. Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, has been in your ambition angle since 2008; his type of change is slower and deeper. He’s been transforming your life direction, giving you the power to achieve your goals or the psychological depth to discover them. These two planets argue this week, for the third time since last summer, making it almost impossible for you not to note both the abrupt and protracted shifts happening in your life. You may relate more easily to your drive for freedom than your drive for success, but they’re both influencing you. And when a lunar eclipse lands in your philosophy sector, it foreshadows a modification of your worldview. You can grow in the coming months by altering what you expose yourself to, possibly traveling more or pursuing education. The lure of leaving a productive path forward and getting lost in denial, fear or escapism threatens your growth. If you’re harboring a feeling of vulnerability and alienation, assuage it by seeking a larger context and connecting with something beyond yourself. Your underlying emotions are as valid as your rational intellect. It’s important to honor the full spectrum of things going on inside you.
April 20–May 20
Thanks to erratic Uranus in your subconscious zone, you’ve been dealing with instability in the last couple of years that stems from causes you’re unaware of, and as a sign that craves constancy, the subversive disruptions have been especially unsettling. But rather than bracing yourself for the next unexpected event, try facing the skeletons in your closet. Unconscious compulsions are surely generating some of the instability (including an ending or two), and repressed or purposely hidden things are being revealed in a startling manner. At the same time, death-and-rebirth Pluto in your perspective house has been killing off old ideas before gestating new ones. Your wisdom has been deepening, through visceral experiences and perhaps even crises. The danger is that you might become rather obsessed with your beliefs and veer towards preaching and proselytizing. The lunar eclipse this week highlights an issue of self-sufficiency versus sharing, intimacy and trust. You’ve hit a wall in this area and need to alter something or let go of it. Thinking about how two people change each other on a profound level can help you to understand what the eclipse is trying to shift. But another part of your life may be affecting your ability to shift: You’re longing for what’s next and unsure whom you identify most with and how you fit in with people these days. You may be idealizing your dreams and yearning to save the world, or you’re simply confused about where you’re headed. As difficult as it is for a Taurus, work on aligning yourself with the inevitability of change.
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