Horoscopes by Tracy Allen.
September 23–October 22
A new moon in your sun sign always portends change, as your birthday season kicks off a new cycle. But this sun-moon pairing happens to be particularly dramatic, given that tumultuous Pluto in your foundation angle, disruptive Uranus in your relationship house, and excessive Jupiter in your ambition zone are boxing it in and acting as conspicuous catalysts for major shifts. Use friction to your advantage, allowing it to propel you forward into your new year. Your sense of where you come from is deepening, your goals are growing, and you’re liberating yourself from old ways of relating. With these things in mind, where do you go from here? What resolutions can you make that will continue to advance positive change in the life categories calling for maximum attention? Wordsmith Mercury’s fortuitous encounters with planets in your self-improvement and feelings houses point to the benefits of writing your intentions down.
October 23–November 21
Your creative and communicative powers are strong, with mental Mercury in Scorpio harmonizing with Neptune in your self-expression house and Pluto in your talk zone. But it may be hard for others to fully understand where you’re coming from with the sun hiding out in your subconscious sector. When the new moon lands there and faces off with Pluto, Uranus, and Jupiter, honor your need for peace and solitude without sweeping problems under the rug. Introspection and spirituality can help to offset the tension from shifts in your mindset, your work, your daily life, and your perspective on the future. Turn inward to bring to awareness something inside you that’s been neglected. Forge a relationship with that piece of yourself you keep pushing further down. The slow-fast-slow pace of change is frustrating you, and you don’t know if you should be methodical and disciplined or take a leap forward. The short answer is both!
November 22–December 21
Your compassion for family or housemates and your intuition about finances or values are bright spots in the week. But the seriousness in the back of your head may darken your mood enough to inhibit spontaneous fun. Your self-image feels like a work in progress these days, with death-and-rebirth Pluto in your worth sector. And, Jupiter in your sharing sector is luring you to expect more from others and have faith that you can trust them. Meanwhile, Uranus is shaking up your self-expression, liberating your creativity, and bringing new love into your life. The new moon in your hopes-and-wishes house sparks with these three planets, so all of the above will factor into what you need next. Set fresh objectives for your future and seek new contacts who share a common cause or a new role in a group you’re in.
December 22–January 19
Conceptualizing new goals and communicating with a group are your strong suits this week, so try to do those things if you have a chance. The new moon in your ambition angle is under fire from Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus in your foundation zone, and Jupiter in your partnership house, mimicking your feeling of being pulled in many directions. Amidst all this tension, it would be a mistake to cling to the status quo. Pluto has been demanding that you reinvent yourself; Uranus is pushing you to change your home life or your relationship to family and the past; and Jupiter is trying to expand your consciousness through relationships. In light of these inner and outer shifts, it’s time to accept that your life is moving in a different direction and make appropriate course corrections. You’re liable to overreact in your dealings with other people, but see if you can focus instead on what you need to change.
January 20–February 18
On the most mundane level, a difference of opinion is quite likely, as the new moon in your beliefs zone comes into conflict with intense Pluto in your subconscious sector, unruly Uranus in your communication house, and high-minded Jupiter in your criticism zone. But if you raise the level of discourse to an open and honest quest for meaning, new insights will help you to form a philosophy that better fits your present situation. Instead of being wedded to old ideas, you can see things in a different light now. Approach questions from a novel angle to beget new answers. Birthing a fresh perspective on your future requires you to continue eliminating dead weight from the past and taking chances in your thinking and your work. But do your best to adjust the full-out revolution in your head to current career conditions in order to find a workable mix of freedom and responsibility.
February 19–March 20
Big ideas and optimistic thinking about the future are your saving grace this week, as pensive Mercury in your beliefs house syncs with dreamy Neptune in Pisces and powerful Pluto in your hopes sector, making it easier to see the glass as half full. A positive attitude will help as the new moon in your sharing zone calls you to concentrate on clearing obstacles to intimacy. Ongoing issues around power, trust, personal space, self-confidence, money, and freedom of expression stand in the way of closeness, but you can strengthen your bond with someone by facing these issues head on. Finding the middle ground between enmeshment and detachment is tough, and with your tendency toward total fusion, you generally err on the side of enmeshment. But the planets want you to work toward a healthier type of closeness that will be more stable in the long run, even if it entails navigating momentary instability.
March 21–April 19
Resolve to take your relationships to the next level this week, with a new moon rising in your others’ angle. Going forward, what positive changes can you make in the way you interact with people? Are you balancing your independent streak effectively with the compromises that partnership calls for? Do you sometimes pull away rather than deal with the messiness of interpersonal conflict? Your understanding of your emotions is gradually increasing, and you can take what you’re learning about yourself and use it to sow the seeds for a shift in the dynamics of your relationships. With your confidence on the rise and your ambition gaining steam, both your inner and your outer lives are changing. In turn, the nature of your connections must change. Welcoming this change will open the door to new people and healthier interactions.
April 20–May 20
You’re on the same wavelength with people this week, thanks to intelligent Mercury in your relationship angle syncing with intuitive Neptune in your networking zone and powerful Pluto in your beliefs house. Take advantage of the easy flow in communication if you have a message you want to get across. The new moon in your work sector spars with a few other planets, highlighting the need for you to change how you do things. You’re opening up to new points of view, and your personal philosophy is slowly evolving. And that urge for freedom that’s been rattling you for a while now isn’t going away anytime soon. Can you build more freedom into your job or your daily routine? How can you utilize your changing beliefs to stimulate a shift in your efficiency, your health, your habits and your responsibilities? Examine the track your brain has been on lately for answers.
May 21–June 20
Your ruler Mercury is transiting your efficiency sector, and when it gels with perceptive Neptune in your ambition angle and profound Pluto in your sharing house this week, your judgment on career and relationship matters excels, and your ability to communicate with an authority figure and someone close to you will be a major plus. Your thinking is not only sharp, but also creative and deep. So tackle problem-solving, ultra-personal conversations, artistic brainstorming, job strategizing, and research projects. The new moon in your fulfillment house encourages you to get more play, romance, joy, and self-expression of all kinds into your life. But her clashes with other planets hint that trust, money, confidence, and erratic people complicate this mission. Don’t allow life’s aggravations to keep happiness at bay; rather, claim your effervescent nature and let it carry you through the rough patches.
June 21–July 22
With change-oriented planets in your sign, your relationship house, and your ambition angle, you’ve probably got a lot of balls in the air. And when your ruler the moon conjoins the sun and fights with all those other planets this week, you could reach some sort of crisis point. Since the moon is in Libra—the sign of the scales—and the squabbling planets are forming oppositions with each other, the keyword is balance. Your current zest for life has likely led you to bite off more than you can chew, and you get overwhelmed at times. Think of what calms you and makes you feel grounded; then determine to make self-soothing a daily practice. With so much going on, you need a way to center yourself and take your emotional temperature. Choose something that will serve as a comforting crab shell in the coming year.
July 23–August 22
Your ruling planet the sun aligns with the moon in your mentality zone, forming a new moon and nudging you to embrace fresh ideas. As a backdrop, a long-range process of upheaval and rebuilding is taking place in your work, your health, or how you spend your day; surprising shifts are occurring in your belief system; and your intuition and spirituality are expanding. All of this can get your mind to a place where it begins to work a little differently, based on the notion that old thinking won’t fertilize a new future. You still have some work to do breaking with past patterns so you can adopt another perspective more suited to the you of today and tomorrow. If you get into a verbal disagreement this week, use it to get an understanding of where your head is at and where it needs to be.
August 23–September 22
You’re gifted with inspired communication this week, due to mental Mercury in your talk zone clicking with fluid Neptune in your relationship angle and penetrating Pluto in your self-expression sector. You’re especially good at connecting on a meaningful level with a romantic partner or close friend now, so use this time wisely. The new moon in your worth house is getting hit from all sides by Pluto, Uranus, and Jupiter, prompting you to get your priorities straight and get your finances in order. Your values may be in conflict with an obsessive infatuation, an unorthodox relationship or the morality of a group you associate with. And, your money situation could be at odds with enjoying yourself, traveling, and socializing. Not knowing if outside sources are going to come through with funding makes it hard to get everything squared away in your head. Considering all the variables, it’s up to you to figure out what’s most important to you and align your financial approach and other choices with those values.
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