Horoscopes by Tracy Allen.
August 23–September 22
The supercharged sun and loquacious Mercury in your sign interact repeatedly with other planets this week, stimulating you to put yourself out there and connect with people. You’re bound to find others more vague and confusing than your precise Virgo self, and trust and intimacy may seem to ebb and flow irregularly lately. But solid communication, potent heartfelt feelings and faith in humanity can bridge the gap. Viewing people through a clean lens will purify your relationships. We inevitably project both positive and negative qualities onto each other, creating subjective versions of people that often say as much about us as they do about them. With chimerical Neptune dispersing a mist in your partnership angle for several years, this projection process has become a recurring theme for you. Expressing yourself in a powerful authentic way and striking a balance between pragmatism and optimism will help you to get the most out of the week.
September 23–October 22
Your ruler Venus’s run-ins with unpredictable Uranus and excessive Jupiter should make this an interesting week for you, in part because it’s so hard to say how it will play out. Uranus has been in your relationship angle for the last few years, putting new and unusual people in your path and turning those already in your life into wild cards at times. Venus in Libra makes you like a magnet, and when she opposes Uranus, you never know what you’ll get. It’s not likely to be exactly what you expected. And speaking of expectations, Jupiter has been raising yours, having recently taken up residence at the top of your chart. When Venus forms a hard angle to Jupiter, your hopes could become inflated and cue a reality check. Notice how what you’re drawing in differs from what you’re aiming for, and muse on how you can—rung by rung—build a ladder to your dreams.
October 23–November 21
This week stirs up desires that you don’t fully comprehend, when longing Venus in your subconscious sector connects with out-of-the-blue Uranus and no-limits Jupiter. A switch in your routine may reveal what you want to be different in your life; your work, health and habits are likely areas calling for change. Travel or exposure to subjects and people outside your purview can also point you toward what you’re craving deep down. Planets in your hopes-and-wishes house are coaxing you to focus on what’s next on the agenda. When they dovetail with serious Saturn in Scorpio and your ruler—powerful Pluto—in your mindset zone, planning a course of action and mentally assembling a team of supporters will help keep you track. You need to continually regenerate your determination, to prevent it from waning. With your co-ruler Mars heating up your ambition angle for the next several weeks, you can use even small successes to fuel your motivation.
November 22–December 21
Twists and turns in friendships and romantic relationships are a possibility this week, thanks to amiable Venus’s brushes with disruptive Uranus and extreme Jupiter. You might meet a potential love interest through a friend—or vice versa. Spontaneity and taking everything as it comes are keys to enjoying your social life now. You may want to get closer to someone in your circle and find that it’s not so easy. Try to understand your own expectations and the implicit dynamic of the relationships in your group. Part of your brain is focused on practical matters like goals and career now, and although home life and playtime aren’t quite in sync with that, this is still a good time to get serious about making progress. Your ambitious thinking meshes well with financial rebuilding, business partnership and a plan you may not be ready to divulge just yet. The sun is at the top of your chart, increasing your visibility, so take advantage of opportunities to shine.
December 22–January 19
With law-of-attraction Venus in your status sector, you want professional or public approval, but instability in your home life or family and having to place your faith in others could complicate matters this week. Rewards may not come in the form that you anticipated, but if you’re flexible, you won’t be disappointed. Big-picture thinking and optimism—fortified by a fierce will and patient restructuring of goals—can turn this into a productive time for you. Capricorns are prone to seeing how hard things are going to be, but you can turn that cautious realism to your advantage, especially if you offset its cynical bias with a resolve to succeed. The energizing sun and clever Mercury in your beliefs house are boosting your enthusiasm, and their positive meetings with get-it-done Saturn, Pluto in your sign and fortuitous Jupiter indicate that savvy strategizing for future success is favored now.
January 20–February 18
A yen for travel and adventure conflicts with work, busyness and random things popping up in day-to-day life that require your attention. You’re craving more freedom than you can attain now, due to pleasurable Venus’s clash with overboard Jupiter in your responsibilities house. But this can still be a good week for you for other reasons. If you do some soul-searching, you can gain a better understanding of the anger bubbling up in you; an ending that you’re fighting; your current professional standing; possible ways to expand your job description; and what your ideal work really is. Your self-esteem may be rather depleted at this point, particularly if you’re not feeling fiscally solid. Digging around in your psyche and following up with further investigation based on what you figure out can help you to pull the threads together. And confiding in someone close to you or pursuing alternative avenues of finance such as grants or a business partnership will also be useful.
February 19–March 20
The closeness you’re yearning for may elude you this week due to unsteady confidence and excessive romanticism. Or unexpected intimacy could come at a price. With the sun shining in your relationship angle and Neptune fogging up your already dreamy sign, it’s difficult to discern exactly what is transpiring between you and others. You might misread someone’s intentions and meet them more than halfway. Work on listening extra carefully, and try to find the real meaning in your exchanges. You can build powerful alliances, change friendships for the better, gain valuable knowledge, develop your creativity and become more joyful—all through dialogue grounded in authenticity. That grounding is essential, though, as you run the risk of filtering people’s meaning through the veil of your own idealism. On the flip side, you may already feel disillusioned and expect certain people to let you down. Get as real as possible in your conversations this week, and see what happens.
March 21–April 19
You may suddenly feel like pulling away from people if you’re not getting what you need from them. And you could discover that your desire for a particular person exceeds your comfort level—or your emotional requirements in relationships are more considerable than you realized. When someone disappoints you, your natural autonomy gets activated. Whatever disruption might occur in your rapport with others now, recognize that it didn’t truly come out of nowhere. You can gain ground in other areas by applying yourself to meticulous work, detailed thinking and specific self-improvement, thanks to the sun and Mercury in your efficiency sector syncing with results-oriented Saturn and powerful Pluto. Although this is a great time for you to work hard, make sure to unwind in some way, in order to compensate for daily stresses. And don’t forget to play a little! With your ruler Mars moving into your fun zone, a portion of your time and energy should be devoted to pure enjoyment.
April 20–May 20
Time-management, health, work and self-improvement are priorities while Venus is traveling through your efficiency house, but subliminal impulses and boundless thoughts will divert some of those things this week. If you pay close attention as that happens, you can begin to understand more about what you want. Unconscious and conscious thinking inform your desires now, so make a concerted effort to tune in to where your head is at. You may want something more or something different than what you assume. As an earth sign ruled by covetous Venus, your desire often centers around something quite tangible. The sun and Mercury are in your joy sector, forming harmonious angles with four other planets and upping the fun factor in your week. Dating, artistic pursuits, sports and time with children should be extra enjoyable. Give yourself permission to play, be more spontaneous than usual and express what you’re feeling in the moment. Showing your true self through affection and creativity can solidify your relationships, boost your optimism and reshape your beliefs about the future.
May 21–June 20
Straight talk and productive thinking are a big plus for Gems this week, thanks to forthright Mars entering your communication-and-cognition sector and your ruler—mental Mercury—harmonizing with three other planets. Ideas related to home, work and money will be especially propitious, as will in-depth discussions, research projects and confiding in your mate, a close friend or a family member. It would be helpful for you to envision ultimately attaining what you need. Have faith that you can go out and get it for yourself and that the universe will meet you halfway. Trusting someone with your emotions will also be worth it. Group participation is still unpredictable, so you may opt for one-on-one or solo fun, although there’s a chance you’ll meet a new love interest through friends. Pleasure-loving Venus in your play sector does want you to have a good time. However, you should keep spending in check, since you’re liable to go overboard now.
June 21–July 22
It may be difficult to get emotionally settled this week, with Venus in your foundation angle being pushed around by Uranus in your ambition house and Jupiter in your sign. Career change and your drive to expand your life may upset the balance, but sometimes it’s a good thing not to get too comfortable. You can’t see the future clearly at the moment, but you can do some very effective thinking about it. Contemplate the more mature version of yourself that you’re creating, the powerful transformation in your relationships (or perhaps in one in particular), and your growing belief in your potential. This is also a good time for talking these things through with a person who truly gets you. You may generate more mental firepower through dialogue than you could on your own, and someone who’s ahead of you on the path can fuel your passion for growth.
July 23–August 22
The sun engages with three other planets this week, establishing a theme for Leos. Your ruler is drawing your attention to the concept of worth, and his encounter with murky Neptune in your sharing zone could spell iffy financial judgment. The challenge is to get clarity on your own earnings and resources and not to fantasize about what you might somehow get through outside resources. It’s tempting to want things to be handed to us, but self-made has a beautiful ring to it if you think about it. Tapping into your innate gifts and developing your skills will help you to value yourself more, and working hard to get what you want will give you a sense of personal pride. The sun’s subsequent connections with responsible Saturn in your foundation angle and transformative Pluto in your work sector underscore the fact that you’re building your own security. And with just-do-it Mars entering your sign this week, your efforts in the coming month and a half should be formidable.
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