Horoscopes by Tracy Allen.
September 23–October 22
With Venus’s arrival in your environment-and-communication house this week, your ability to find beauty in your everyday surroundings and to express affection in your personal encounters grows. Venus’s tussle with Neptune introduces the possibility of a misunderstanding with a coworker or someone you cross paths with in your daily routine. When the sun in Libra has a similar difficulty with excessive Jupiter in your authority angle, you may feel pushed too far by a boss or parent and have the urge to push back. This is not a week for perceiving things objectively, so don’t make too much out of any interpersonal situation. Rather, take advantage of what this time lends itself to: inspiration, imagination, contemplation, connecting with siblings and beautifying or simply appreciating your community.
October 23–November 21
You become more of a material girl when desirous Venus moves into your money-and-resources house this week, making you crave financial freedom and particular possessions. It’s worthwhile to zero in on what you want, but hazy Neptune’s disagreement with Venus will make it tough. You’re more likely to yearn and fantasize. The sun in your subliminal sector has an analogous feud with Jupiter that could make your imagination run wild. That alone is not a bad thing, especially if you draw on your imaginings for inspiration. Keep dreaming big, but also recognize what it will take to make those dreams a reality. Pensive Mercury in Scorpio spars with abrupt Uranus, reigniting your frustration that your life isn’t changing overnight. But Mercury’s meet-up with commanding Saturn allows you to gather your thoughts. Critique your current strategy for success without getting overly obsessive or negative.
November 22–December 21
Welcome Venus this week as she commences her slightly-more-than-annual visit to your sign. While the sun energizes you when it’s in Sagittarius during your birthday season, Venus magnetizes you when it transits your sign. Both your desire and your desirability surge, and the law of attraction rules for a few weeks. Venus’s first order of business, however, is to get into a tiff with foggy Neptune, making it difficult to separate what you want from idle fantasy. The focalizing sun in your hopes-and-wishes zone has its own disagreement with grandiose Jupiter in your intensity sector, again bringing a lot of charge to confusing aims. The good news is the planets aren’t pushing you to do anything now; they’re encouraging you to stop and think before proceeding. Turn inward (not always easy for a Sag) and listen to your intuition.
December 22–January 19
When Venus dips into your solitude sector this week, you’ll start to really value your time alone. Imagination and intuition become more important than socializing, but you could get a bit lost in your own head when Venus spars with vague Neptune in your cognition house. You can make the most of their meeting if you channel the energy into creativity or spirituality instead of getting swept off to fantasyland. On the other hand, if you need to address a group, you’re able to speak with some authority now. But you need to maintain emotional restraint, as disruptive Uranus in your feelings angle is provoking verbal Mercury. You could also learn from friends and colleagues if you listen intently and remain open to constructive criticism.
January 20–February 18
You need to dial it down at work this week, as verbal Mercury in your professional angle clashes with unpredictable Uranus in your communication zone and the supercharged sun in your beliefs house clashes with overboard Jupiter in your colleagues sector. Just be careful not to say too much, speak impulsively or preach. You’re entitled to your opinion and you probably have brilliant ideas, but now is not the ideal time to get your point across on the job. Having said that, you actually might be able to have a serious talk with a higher-up if you can remain vigilantly honest, mature and practical. But you might want to instead put this energy towards devising a thorough game plan for success. Venus enters your hopes house, asking you what you want the future to look like, but—due to elusive confidence or financial insecurity—it won’t be clear just yet.
February 19–March 20
Venus’s entry into your ambition angle signals an increase in your desire to achieve your goals, but her run-in with Neptune in your sign could disillusion you or cause you to deceive yourself about how success will happen. Refuse to succumb to a defeatist mentality, as this is merely a momentary hiccup where the discrepancy between your dreams and your current status can either make you feel like giving up or can inspire you to clarify your wish list and keep working to manifest it. A relationship struggle or a miscommunication could distract you, but with mental Mercury joining strategic Saturn in your vision sector, you need to get yourself to concentrate on planning step by step how you’ll change your life.
March 21–April 19
Serious thought and conversation about money, a close relationship or your tacit agreements with people coincide with the alignment of cerebral Mercury and all-business Saturn in your shared-resources house this week. But inside, part of you is balking at financial obligations and personal commitments, insomuch as they detract from your freedom. Venus’s entry into your adventure zone has increased your desire to spread your wings, so travel and other activities that push the boundaries of your mind are favored, as long as you’re not trying to avoid dealing with reality. Enjoy unfamiliar experiences and people, allowing them to spark your imagination so you can envision a future that’s different from the present. But at the same time, attend to today’s weightier matters, building up credit with yourself and others.
April 20–May 20
Your craving for closeness grows, as your ruling planet Venus glides into your sharing sector for a month-long stay. But Venus’s confusing encounter with Neptune this week forebodes a confusing encounter of your own. The lines between friendship, sexual attraction and romantic commitment are likely to become blurred when desire clouds your judgment. Or you may have to contend with a problem over jealousy or trust between you and a friend or colleague. You’re hoping to gel with other people, but you have an impulse to give up on closeness when it doesn’t happen effortlessly. The best thing you can do right now is to be very honest with yourself about what you want from someone and what you’re getting from them. If you think a heart-to-heart can bridge that gap, have the courage to initiate it.
May 21–June 20
Venus crosses your relationship angle this week, drawing you to connect one-on-one, but her brush with murky Neptune in your goals house implies that people may fall short of your expectations. Similarly, your ruler Mercury in your efficiency zone puts you in a frame of mind for doing things a certain way, but its argument with erratic Uranus in your networking zone means others may throw a wrench into your plans. Try to stop keying in on what’s going wrong with other people, and channel your energy into problem solving and strategizing. Mercury’s alignment with orderly Saturn offers you an opportunity to think seriously about your job, your health and your habits and to conceive a plan for self-improvement. Ask yourself precisely how you intend to get your act together, and put it in writing to show you mean business.
June 21–July 22
Valuable Venus arrives in your duties-and-routine house this week, encouraging you to do work that you feel good about, make every day count and improve your health or fitness. She’s reminding you to have reverence for your time and your body and to welcome responsibility. A longing for adventure and escape could overshadow taking care of business, though, when Venus clashes with evasive Neptune in your journeys zone. Domestic chores and family obligations also seem suddenly banal in the grand scheme of things, as Jupiter inflates your aspirations. Tackle necessary tasks with the right spirit, and you’ll gain satisfaction from your accomplishments. Approach the mundane stuff like it’s going to be enjoyable, and take fun things like creativity and dating a little more seriously, thinking of them as areas requiring planning and ambition.
July 23–August 22
Your heart begins to open wider after sweet Venus dances into your love sector this week, and her confrontation with elusive Neptune in your intimacy zone implies that your yearning for closeness could lead you to take chances with your feelings. You need to be willing to make yourself vulnerable, but getting swept up in your own desires can potentially cause you to misread the dynamic in a relationship. The challenge this week is to honor your heart, but at the same time to express what’s in it with discipline. An emotional outburst or exaggeration of the truth are both possibilities, so try to honestly assess your feelings and convey them in a mature manner. Keep in mind that a creative project—maybe one that involves your home—would be a great emotional outlet.
August 23–September 22
Venus’s move into your foundation angle this week heightens your desire for security, but her skirmish with Neptune suggests that someone may throw you off kilter. As an analytical Virgo, you want to be able to understand what you’re feeling, where the other person is coming from and what the solution is. But some planetary configurations such as this one are prone to making us view things as much better or much worse than what they really are. It won’t be a simple feat to disperse the fog and get to the heart of the matter. You’re better off taking a step back and waiting for things to settle down rather than overreacting. Your ruler Mercury is aligned with systematic Saturn in your cognition zone, facilitating super-effective mental dissection. So turn your attention to anything that deserves serious thought, but don’t share your findings yet.
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