Horoscopes by Tracy Allen.
September 23–October 22
The sun brings its vibrancy to your sign as the autumnal equinox marks the beginning of fall. Stoke the fire inside you and give it space to spread, filling you with enthusiasm for a new year. Lingering uncertainty over the nature of your work could dampen your spirits, but your ruler Venus will do her best to draw your attention back to the fundamental question of what you want. Having what you want seems thrillingly possible when Venus aligns with optimistic Jupiter in your ambition angle now. Belief in your goals and a desire for financial security and strong self-esteem are all coalescing. Your passion will tell you what your highest priority should be. Don’t fall into the trap of comparing. You needn’t be concerned with what everyone else is doing. Although Libra is an other-oriented sign, the sun is lighting you from within—so shine your light; don’t reflect somebody else’s.
October 23–November 21
With the restorative sun tucked away in your metaphysical sector, you’re called to tend to your inner life. You’ve been working hard to get your outer life together, with demanding Saturn in Scorpio. But before embarking on a new year of ambitious goals, check in with yourself to verify that your worldly endeavors are imbued with personal meaning. Mental Mercury skips into Scorpio at the end of the week, sharpening your thinking, but this is more of a gut check than anything else. Saturn has lent you practicality, perhaps with a touch of cynicism. When pleasure-loving Venus in Scorpio harmonizes with upbeat Jupiter in your vision house, your outlook can brighten considerably. Imagine having the life that you want, being everything you’re striving to be–—then locate that feeling in your body and cultivate it from here on out. A higher-up’s actions may contradict your wishes or your own efforts to achieve could run contrary to your desire. The upside of friction is that it lights a fire under you.
November 22–December 21
Friendships move to the front burner, with the sun’s entrance into your groups zone. And although your social life may briefly conflict with family or home, you’ll gain energy from being around people. Admittedly, your heart isn’t in it at times, with amiable Venus in your solitude sector making the idea of peace and quiet more attractive than usual. Dialing down the noise could take two positive tracks: You may learn more about yourself by spending time alone exploring your emotions. Or you may grow closer to someone—a friend or a romantic partner—increasing your faith in personal connections and your ability to trust others’ loyalty. If you’re not entirely clear on what’s going to make you happy at the moment, appetites you don’t understand may drive bold, even risky, action. Try to bring unconscious desires to the surface without judging them.
December 22–January 19
The sun is shining on your ambition angle, Capricorn’s natural part of the chart. Getting mental clarity on your career isn’t easy now, but that doesn’t stop you from channeling energy into it. You know that a team of supporters is crucial to your success, and with social Venus in your networking sector, you’re already in the mood to connect with friends and professional allies. When Venus clicks with lucky Jupiter in your relationship zone, you may meet an especially fortuitous contact. Whether your romantic life picks up or you gain a mentor, it starts with you being open to people. Broad-minded Jupiter has been trying to get you to give others the benefit of the doubt, but if someone gets too close to you this week, you may engage in a power struggle or push them away. Note the difference between what you want and how you act—then see what you can do to bridge the gap.
January 20–February 18
Now that the sun’s in your adventure sector, you’re itching to travel, learn and push the envelope a bit. Shaky confidence or finances could give you pause, but you do need to get out of your comfort zone, even if it’s just a weekend outing, a conversation with someone whose beliefs are wildly different from yours or a class that you wouldn’t normally sign up for. Packing more and more into your day can start to pay off, as you reach a goal or receive recognition for your work. It’s essential that you believe in your skills, take on new responsibilities and improve your time management—and experiencing the pleasure of achievement now will strengthen your work ethic. You may feel like someone’s blocking your path or detracting from your career satisfaction. Whatever tension comes into your week, let it feed your desire to succeed instead of getting entangled in it.
February 19–March 20
The sun has slipped into your merging sector, prompting you to turn your attention to an intimate relationship––with yourself, a good friend or a significant other. It’s difficult to maintain boundaries as a Pisces, and particularly so with permeable Neptune in your sign. Luckily for you, the sun wants you to break down boundaries and get closer. In contrast, Venus in your expansion zone makes you yearn for freedom and adventure. And her rendezvous with enthused Jupiter in your self-expression house suggests that the future you want is tied to adopting an optimistic belief in love, creativity and personal fulfillment. Broadening your definition of yourself will crack open your concept of the future. Having to take care of business in the here and now doesn’t gel with your longing for growth, and that causes stress this week. What you’re wanting and what you’re doing may feel like apples and oranges, but attacking that discrepancy enlivens you.
March 21–April 19
With the supercharged sun having just crossed your others angle, your relationships are heating up. You’re drawing energy from being with people, but will probably hit a wall at some point during the week and feel the need for a slice of solitude. Don’t hide out for too long, because several planets are coaxing you to give personal connections your attention now. Desirous Venus is in your intimacy house, clicking with exhilarating Jupiter in your emotions sector and clashing with aggressive Mars in your love zone. So letting someone get close to you may produce both pleasure and discomfort in you. People of every sign will find their desires and actions at odds this week, and for Aries, it will affect your rapport with others. Try to view it as a stimulating time that can reveal more about what you want and how you go about getting it.
April 20–May 20
The sun is lighting up your work sector, increasing your day-to-day busyness and drawing your attention to job matters. If what you do to make a living isn’t measuring up to your dreams of contributing something to the world, you’re apt to feel the disparity now. Devote sufficient energy to improving your skill set so you can build a more satisfying career. With Venus in your relationship angle, you’re not all about work, though. A close friendship or romantic partnership provides pleasure, and Venus’s encounter with boundless Jupiter in your cognition-and-communication zone opens the door to confident expression of positive feelings. Family, home life and behavior that’s motivated by unconscious drives could disturb the harmony in your relationships. But conflict can also help you to sort out your priorities and align your modus operandi with them.
May 21–June 20
Since the vitalizing sun has moved into your play sector, you’re inclined to express yourself through creativity, romance, sports and childlike fun. But when the sun has a murky meeting with Neptune in your ambition angle this week, you’re prodded to save some of your energy for pursuing a goal that feels out of reach. Valuable Venus is in your routine zone, which makes this a good time for assessing the positives and negatives of how you spend your time. Do your daily habits help or hurt your ability to maximize your talents and resources? Is your schedule feeding financial security? Does it reflect what’s most important to you? In what way does your self-esteem affect your time management? Impulsive actions or verbal disagreements could upset work relationships, but with your ruler Mercury entering your job house at the end of the week, you should be able to talk things through.
June 21–July 22
The energizing sun is now nestled at the bottom of your chart, bringing out your inner homebody. But his meetup with yearning Neptune in your journeys zone stresses the contrast between your inclination to be comfortable and your longing to spread your wings. There doesn’t have to be a total disconnect between the two, as you’ll be in a better position to take chances if you feel secure but not stuck. Lovely Venus in your pleasure sector makes music with no-limits Jupiter in your sign this week, marrying your desire to enjoy life with your drive to grow. Going after what you want just because you want it isn’t enough now and may even create friction. People and experiences that change you and expand your vision of the world are what’s worth pursuing.
July 23–August 22
Your mind gets busy as your ruling planet blazes into your cognition sector, but the sun also tangles with deceptive Neptune this week, making it difficult to distinguish fact from fiction. Your thinking is muddled by fantasy or a particular person confuses you, taking the wind out of your sails. Feisty Mars in Leo could cause you to compensate with brash action, and with Mars battling Venus in your home angle now, your behavior is likely to rub family or roomies the wrong way. You can avert negative outcomes by resisting the temptation to externalize everything. Acting out your personal issues with—or attributing them to—the people around you is often counterproductive. The nicest planetary configuration this week takes place in your emotions and subconscious zones, inviting you to go within and seek a higher source of motivation, namely faith.
August 23–September 22
The sun just left your sign to enter your resources sector, nudging you to concentrate some of your energy on manifesting what you’ll need to make birthday wishes a reality. The sun’s brush with foggy Neptune could throw you for a loop if you’re too hung up on what someone else should be providing. But appealing Venus in your mindset zone will help you to see beauty wherever you look, and her dance with hopeful Jupiter in your humanity house can lend you a positive view of people and your future if you let the sunshine in. Allow Venus to soften the hard edges of your critical thinking, and keep an eye on unconscious aggressive urges that might be triggered by ego and pride. Without donning rose-colored glasses, you can still nourish your belief in the possibilities blooming in your brain.
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