Horoscopes by Tracy Allen.
November 22–December 21
Your intuition is golden this week, thanks to mental Mercury in your subliminal sector connecting with validatory Saturn, valuable Venus and knowledgeable Jupiter. Take the voice in your head seriously, and pay particular attention to what it has to tell you about finances, a close relationship, trust, prioritizing, tying up loose ends and facing unpleasantries. It could be difficult to draw the line between what you want and what you can reasonably expect from others, when indulgent Venus opposes disproportionate Jupiter, but your gut instincts should be able to help you strike the proper balance between practicality and optimism. The highlight of your week is an upbeat encounter between the sun in your sign and whimsical Uranus in your joy house. Spontaneity, playfulness, affection, creativity, travel, sports, and time with children are energizing and liberating now. You’ll find moments you didn’t plan for the most enjoyable of all.
December 22–January 19
Intellectual Mercury has a potentially productive meeting with Saturn this week, giving you a chance to get things squared away in your head. Your mind is on socializing, professional networking, new goals or a philanthropic cause, and whether you’re trying to plan a group activity, going on interviews, or running a coat drive, you’re organized and methodical about it now. You’re also able to communicate with an air of authority and inspire people, so if you’ve got something to say, put it out there. Venus in Capricorn is harmonizing with Mercury, adding a large dose of charm to your interactions. However, her face-off with high-expectations Jupiter in your relationship angle could highlight a disparity between what you want and what others are able to give. If you don’t get the reaction you’re going for, don’t let it sour your mood. Time at home or with family will restore you.
January 20–February 18
Brainy Mercury’s encounter with restrictive Saturn this week strongly recommends that you concentrate on a career matter or goal until you genuinely feel more on top of it. Mercury’s meetings with creative Venus and buoyant Jupiter will make your endeavor more enjoyable, because they encourage imagination and confidence. Pulling a private wish out of the closet and incorporating it into your approach will help, as will a readiness to take on more responsibility and get busier. This private wish may contrast sharply with the reality of your daily life, but you’ll gradually learn to piece together your true purpose. Being around others gives you energy now, since the life-bringing sun is in your humanity sector and jibing with Uranus in your communication zone. Make an effort to see people, but given Uranus’s unpredictable nature, running into people unexpectedly may end up being the best part of your week.
February 19–March 20
Focus on a detailed plan that will put you in a position for success, when clever Mercury aligns with managerial Saturn in your education house this week. What do you need to learn in order to get over this last hurdle, and how are you going to learn it? Mercury’s meeting with valuable Venus in your networking sector reminds you how important your personal and professional connections are to reaching your goals, so reach out to contacts now to keep your plan in motion. Mercury also syncs with optimistic Jupiter in your joy-and-creativity zone, nudging you to keep the faith, enjoy the process of chasing your dreams, and maximize all of your gifts to give yourself the best possible shot at accomplishing your objectives. With the sun in your goals angle clicking with Uranus in your self-worth house, even a minor victory will boost your confidence.
March 21–April 19
Make the most of the way your brain is working by delving further into one subject rather than moving on to something else. A research project or deep personal conversation can yield the results that you’re after, especially if you’re clear on what you want. Penetrating thought and dialogue can also improve your sense of well-being, since mental Mercury in your hidden-matters house is clicking with positive Jupiter in your emotions angle. This inner feeling of security is contrasted with your desire for worldly success when Jupiter opposes Venus in your ambition sector. However it plays out, you’re getting a reminder of the relationship between a strong foundation and the self-assurance that’s a prerequisite for going after more. The supercharged sun in your perspective zone syncs with carefree Uranus in Aries at week’s end, so anything that introduces a different viewpoint – travel, education, philosophical debate – will energize you.
April 20–May 20
Substantial, enjoyable, meaningful conversations abound this week, thanks to verbal Mercury in your relationship angle connecting with serious Saturn, amiable Venus and wise Jupiter. Seek to engage in dialogue with people from cultures different than your own and people with a belief system you don’t share – that’s the best way to learn now. Expansive Jupiter is already opening your mind, but Venus’s involvement makes the experience all the more pleasurable. Patriarchal Saturn in your one-on-one house this past year has put more authority figures in your path, which has probably been vexing at times. But talking to someone who knows more than you do also has obvious benefits. The sun is lighting up your psychological sector and clicking with liberating Uranus in your subconscious zone now, facilitating self-awareness that frees you. To reap the benefits, you need to be willing to go there.
May 21–June 20
Mercury has three significant encounters with other planets this week, and the house that Mercury is in reveals where your focus should be: health, habits, time management, work, usefulness, skills, methods, efficiency, and productivity. Mercury’s meeting with Saturn is good for separating the wheat from the chaff – letting unworkable ideas fall by the wayside and refining the good ones until they’re even better. Critical thinking and responsible speech are strengths now, particularly on the job. When Mercury gels with Venus in your sharing house, you’re able to clearly and reasonably state your desires to someone close to you, and Jupiter’s sync-up with Mercury lends your words more optimism and inspiration. Learning how to do things better will increase your self-esteem, and you need the right blend of humility and positivity to want to improve yourself. Both one-on-one and group interactions give you an energy injection, so schedule some socializing.
June 21–July 22
Verbal Mercury in your self-expression zone helps you speak from the heart, and its meetings with three other planets this week urge you to do so. Sober Saturn’s involvement implies you’re giving considerable thought to what you have to share. Loving Venus in your relationship angle enables you to connect on an emotional level – and perhaps put romantic feelings into words. But it’s generous Jupiter’s dances with Mercury and Venus that impact you most. Your growing self-confidence inspires you to share a piece of yourself with others now – through play, creativity or affection. Your hopes of getting the reaction that you want are high, and you’re apt to learn more about yourself through these personal exchanges. On a different note, the energized sun in your competence sector harmonizes with quick-change Uranus in your goals angle, hinting that if you do things the proper way you’ll make faster progress.
July 23–August 22
With mental Mercury in your roots angle joining constructive Saturn, try dissecting an issue from the past that’s been on your mind lately and coming to terms with its current relevance. If Mercury’s direct turn already pulled your brain back into present time, it’s also a week for accessing your innermost emotions. Mercury connects with Venus in your work sector, making it easier to process your feelings about what you want to be doing every day, and Mercury and Venus are syncing with hopeful Jupiter in your subconscious zone, helping you bring your private aspirations to light. Does your use of time reflect living your truth? Does your job allow you to fulfill your purpose? The sun in your heart house clicks with spontaneous Uranus in your viewpoint zone, gifting you with happy moments – likely related to travel, play, time with children, and seeing life from a different angle.
August 23–September 22
When Mercury meets up with legitimate Saturn this week, you’re extra capable of organizing your thoughts and speaking with authority. Saturn helps Mercury whittle down ideas to the essentials and compels you to pause long enough to get your facts straight. Mercury also collaborates with inspirational Jupiter in your group sector, giving you the power to sway friends and colleagues and rally them to a cause. Mercury blends nicely with social Venus in your love-and-creation house, so you can express your warm feelings and artistic side with ease. Whatever point you need to get across and whatever manner you choose to convey it in, this is clearly a good week for it. So don’t keep to yourself too much or hold your tongue. Your pursuit of pleasure may conflict with others’ expectations of you, but time at home or with family will give you a freeing feeling of intimacy.
September 23–October 22
Cerebral Mercury’s rendezvous with no-nonsense Saturn in your fiscal zone makes this a week for financial strategizing. You can think practically and maturely about your resources when these two planets come together in this part of your chart. Mercury is also gelling with Venus in your comfort sector and Jupiter in your ambition angle, drawing other factors into your thought process. How much money do you need for a secure home environment and peace of mind? How do your career goals mesh with your monetary needs? What talents can you make better use of in order to prosper financially and professionally? Venus’s opposition to Jupiter brings up issues of home versus work and what you want this minute that will make you feel good versus what you aspire to in the future in service of a higher purpose. Get some socializing in now to rejuvenate your mind and spirit.
October 23–November 21
Messenger Mercury’s alignment with exacting Saturn could discourage you early in the week – but it could also get you thinking quite seriously about something if you make the effort to spin it in such a constructive way. Even if you do have a blue moment, Mercury’s meetings with lovely Venus in your mindset zone and hopeful Jupiter in your beliefs sector should snap you out of it. Your thinking is sharp now, and if you direct it toward your desires and aspirations, it will be particularly effective. Venus’s opposition to Jupiter adds a note of overindulgence or a carefree attitude, but with sobering Saturn in your sign, you’re not likely to go completely off the rails. Still, a different daily routine may make you feel better, or you might think about a small risk you could take that will raise your confidence level and revitalize you.
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