Horoscopes by Tracy Allen.
August 23–September 22
Although money, sharing and trust may pose challenges this week, the new moon calls for you to stop worrying about the problems of today and keep your eyes on the prize of tomorrow. Your birthday marks the beginning of a cycle for you, and the new moon in your sign symbolically kicks off the year for all Virgos. A mature mindset, enthusiasm over new objectives, determination to nourish healthy relationships and let go of unhealthy ones and a powerful rebirth of your creativity and joy are all part of how you can take things to the next level in the coming year. Focus on the big picture, and let yourself dream more boldly than usual about what’s around the corner. Combine that inspiration with a dead-serious attitude about attaining your goals, and you’ll tip the scales in your favor. Your vision of what you thought you were going to be and do is shifting, and releasing the dead weight of an outdated self-image will free up reserves of energy.
September 23–October 22
Current duties or burnout may deter you from moving full force toward new goals this week, and you could have trouble completing something if it requires reliable cooperation. But a new moon in your spirit sector entices you to seek an unerring source of replenishment within you. Whatever helps you to connect with something beyond yourself and to feel at peace—be it nature, meditation, music or prayer—commit to making it a part of your daily life in the coming year. You’re working hard to build resources that will make you feel more secure, and you’re breaking from the past on an emotional level, filling up with ambition for a better future. But you may have some uncertainty about mastering the working world or finding your most useful purpose in it. The moon’s position in the last house of your chart suggests that aligning yourself with an ending of some sort may rejuvenate you in preparation for getting something new off the ground.
October 23–November 21
Work and play don’t mix easily at the beginning of the week, when Mars and Uranus in your career and duties houses clash with Neptune and the sun in your leisure and friends sectors. Adjust accordingly without letting it get to you, because the new moon wants you to look further down the road. The moon is in your hopes-and-wishes house, persuading you to set new goals commensurate with your new level of ambition, maturity and independence. Let optimism pervade your perspective so that you can take in a wider spectrum of possibilities for your future. Your mindset is becoming increasingly empowered, as you learn to take yourself more seriously and speak your truth with greater conviction. An uncertainty about expressing your unique self lingers, though, because you sense the vulnerability that comes with absolute authenticity. As you grow stronger, you’ll see that being true to yourself is precisely what will prompt the universe to have your back. With the courage that such a thought can bestow, set your sights that much higher when contemplating what you might accomplish next.
November 22–December 21
Travel and adventure don’t sync up easily with family and home this week, and you may also have difficulty juggling work and fun. But the new moon in your ambition angle induces you to redirect your attention to goals. In order to begin a fresh chapter in your career, you’ll need to go through the steps of bringing something else to completion. And future success will require you to dig deeper into your treasure trove of talents to make the absolute most out of what you’ve got going for you. Your approach to making a living is shifting, as financial empowerment becomes a bigger priority for you. To achieve everything you want to, you must give up a degree of cherished independence and have faith in partnership. Your ruling planet Jupiter in your shared-resources zone is telling you that you’ll go farther if you let yourself expect something from other people and not only from yourself. Healing an insecurity from childhood will also enable you to commit more fully to setting and pursuing big new objectives.
December 22–January 19
You could run into a conflict with someone early in the week that leaves you bewildered, and you’re likely to react by abruptly detaching or getting temperamental. The new moon in your beliefs sector prevails upon you to ground your energy and seek a broader perspective. As you gradually construct new goals and identify the team that will help you to attain them, hopefully you’re realizing that you need to honor the value of your relationships more than ever—in part because you stand to learn so much from others. Powerful Pluto in Capricorn has steeped you in ambition and reinforced your will, but he’s also compelling you to transform yourself from the inside out. Wise Jupiter in your partnership house is teaching you that no matter how driven you are, you’re not a one-man show. Try to view your future through a wider lens that encompasses your personal agenda as well as your bonds and agreements. Revamping your philosophy will put you on the path to a new adventure.
January 20–February 18
The dynamic between you and another person could be tenuous to negotiate early in the week, but try not to say anything you might regret later. Someone’s actions may not mesh with your values or might simply confuse you, and shrugging it off is probably your best option. The new moon in your sharing sector wants you to instead focus on the inner workings of your one-on-one relationships. A deeper level of trust, interdependence and intimacy is possible if you continue to embrace mature responsibility and self-improvement. You need to poke around in the dark corners of your psyche and root out unhealed wounds, repressed rage, limiting fears and other fun stuff like that—so that you can become a more whole, healthy, self-aware being. In doing so, you’ll be putting yourself in a much better position to sustain meaningful connections with others. Open your mind to even the littlest of changes that you can make to enhance the quality of your daily life. Liberating yourself from a stale routine is bound to exhilarate you now.
February 19–March 20
Taking care of your responsibilities or your health is tricky early in the week, when doer Mars sideswipes Neptune in your sign. Make whatever adjustments seem necessary in the moment, but don’t get caught up in trying to get things perfect. When the new moon rises in your others angle, you’re pulled to consider beginning new relationships in the coming year and taking existing ones to a new level. Doing so will lend you a broader outlook and help you to find a more sustaining sense of meaning in your life. If you make your closest connections with people a priority, your capacity for joy and love can expand immeasurably. Investing in bonds of trust will also facilitate the network building that is necessary for achieving everything you hope to achieve. The sun’s harmonious encounter with outgoing Jupiter in your partnering and happiness houses suggests that liberal displays of affection inspire vitalizing togetherness—and vice versa. So go ahead and show your feelings!
March 21–April 19
With your ruling planet Mars in your house of self-expression, you want to do what you want to do, and free-spirit Uranus’s presence in your sign amplifies that willfulness. But responsibilities could make you feel less footloose and spontaneous, and a very private wistfulness may interfere with your ability to enjoy yourself fully. Don’t force fun and freedom if they’re not happening this week. When the new moon lands in your improvement sector, forgo instant gratification and think about what you can do better going forward. You’ve been learning a tough lesson lately—probably about relationships, money or your own emotional baggage. And secretly, you may feel rather vulnerable and confused and yearn for a reassuring sense of context and significance. Your life direction seems to be shifting, and you’re harboring hope that the future can still be pretty great, if not exactly what you expected. You have an opportunity now to build a new foundation based on new beliefs. Ask yourself how you can turn over a new leaf with your job, habits, health or skills; then commit to a productive fresh start.
April 20–May 20
You may feel restless this week, and getting a handle on what’s unsettling you won’t be easy. If you sense that you’re getting more satisfaction from being productive than being social, try getting stuff done at home even if it takes you out of circulation. A new moon in your fulfillment sector will help to reinvigorate you, giving you the impetus to up your happiness quotient. Expressing your uniqueness—through creativity, play and love—will ultimately increase your ability to forge a strong connection with others, to transform your beliefs about the future and to become more self-aware. Explore ways of putting more of yourself out into the world in the coming year, and you’ll get the kind of positive reception that eludes you when you hold back. You’ve been feeling rather shaky in terms of where you fit in with people, but if you uphold what you have to contribute to the world and believe in it wholeheartedly, you’ll get back in the flow.
May 21–June 20
Forceful Mars in your communication sector makes you want to assert yourself, but when he rubs murky Neptune the wrong way this week, hold your tongue around authority figures. You’re not likely to get the benefit of the doubt if you come at someone in power with strong words. The new moon in your foundation angle encourages you to instead get back to the basics of building your own security. Taking on more responsibilities, patiently learning new skills, identifying strategic partners, trusting certain people to have your back and maximizing your means of making a living are all important pieces of the puzzle. You’ve probably been feeling somewhat fragile in your career, and this moon asks you to redirect your attention to giving yourself a strong base of operations. Consider your home life, family and self-care as well, in terms of the quality of support you’re getting to accomplish something out in the world. If anything needs changing in those areas, start to make it happen.
June 21–July 22
Ruled by the moon, Cancers are predisposed to pick up on the nuances of its cycle. Although the new moon is a monthly occurrence, it’s worth it to regularly attune to its new-beginnings energy as it makes its way around your chart. This week’s new moon falls in your cognition-and-communication house, encouraging a fresh start in how you think and how you express yourself. The moon’s sign and its connections with several other planets paint a more complete picture of how that might unfold. She’s in discerning Virgo, suggesting that you’d benefit from focusing your mind, zeroing in on what you need to learn and striving to convey what you know in the most effective manner possible. Other vital steps to take to that end: take your individual contribution to the world seriously, set your sights high in the coming year, continue to foster powerful bonds with the priority people in your life and let go of wounding beliefs that limit you.
July 23–August 22
Mars in your sign is urging you to make a big splash, but his confusing encounter with Neptune this week makes it difficult to gauge what the results might be if you decide to go for broke. Your ruler the sun has his own run-in with disruptive Uranus, cautioning you to hedge your bets if you’ve got too much riding on a particular outcome. But the sun’s hook-up with the moon brings an opportunity for you to shore up your worth. If you make self-sufficiency a priority, purge bad habits, resolve not to self-sabotage out of insecurity and honor the big dreams you’ve got percolating in your head, you have a good shot at improving your finances and your confidence. Getting a more empowering daily routine into place will help, and a willingness to transform your skills and your job plans can also facilitate positive change. You’re very privately optimistic about something, and that has the capability to bolster your self-worth—which in turn will nourish those secret hopes, creating a positive loop in your head.
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