Horoscopes by Tracy Allen.
November 22–December 21
The vibrant sun and loquacious Mercury are both in your sign, but each has trouble with more heavyweight planets this week, and you may notice the effects of this in how others react to you. Self-doubt, taking something too seriously, putting high expectations on another person or trying to hold onto control could all be out of sync with how you intend to come across and the message you want to convey. But fortunately, Mercury syncs up with freeing Uranus in your self-expression house, offering moments of easy communication, creative breakthroughs, spontaneous heartfelt connection and innovative thinking. Even better, your ruling planet, upbeat Jupiter, dialogues with constructive Saturn for the second time this year (their convo began in July and will wrap up next May.) Ask yourself if the hopes you’ve placed in a close relationship, business partnership or outside source of financing are realistic and manageable. This is an opportunity to reassess the congruence between your aims and your strategy.
December 22–January 19
With the sun tucked away in your seclusion sector, your energy is directed inward, and when he conflicts with dutiful Saturn in your group zone and expectant Jupiter in your relationship angle this week, you may not feel up to meeting social obligations. Rather than anticipating that others will understand your mood, give yourself an out when you sense that you need time alone. Otherwise, you risk stirring up tension when you’re simply tired. Luckily, mental Mercury in your intuition house is gelling with insightful Uranus in your emotions angle, so your gut instincts should be quite accurate. But if you’re tempted to assert yourself at work or go after a goal in a big way, know that murky Neptune in your mindset zone may be clouding your judgment. You’re better off drawing inspiration from individuals in your life to continue constructing a new path for yourself, as encouraging Jupiter in your one-on-one angle connects with ambitious Saturn in your hopes house, a process that began in July and will go on until next May.
January 20–February 18
Work could interfere with socializing this week when the sun in your group sector conflicts with Saturn in your ambition angle and Jupiter in your job zone. You may want to be hanging out with a lot of people, but more pressing matters tug at your sleeve. Outgoing Mercury is in your humanity house clicking with your ruler Uranus in your communication sector, though, suggesting you’ll have your upbeat moments. Contributing original ideas to a group, collective brainstorming, impromptu social contact and information that sparks a new mindset are all possibilities. Travel and education could be disrupted by dwindling funds or iffy confidence when Mars in your expansion house is sideswiped by Neptune in your worth sector. But focusing on work is your best bet, as future-minded Jupiter in your efficiency house makes music with responsible Saturn in your goals angle. Combine your impetus to work harder, improve your skills, use your time better and take on more responsibility with your overall ambition and dedication to a calling—and you’ll gradually manifest success in the coming months.
February 19–March 20
It may hit home this week that your current career status isn’t measuring up with your boldest ambition, your creative aspirations or your drive to make a difference in the world, when the sun and Mercury in your career angle clash with Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto. But try not to take your frustrations out at work. Rather, rouse your self-esteem and dare to think outside the box about the path to success. A close relationship, trust, secrets, sexuality, jealousy and money are all potential areas of confusion now, due to Mars in your hidden-matters house running into trouble with Neptune in your sign. If you resist feeling duped or victimized and purify your intentions, you’ll get through it. The brightest spot in everyone’s week is Jupiter’s dance with Saturn, taking place from July 2013 until May 2014 and reaching one of its peaks now. Your impulses toward personal growth and artistic fulfillment dovetail with your maturing determination to build the future of your dreams. Practical planning and hard work fueled by inspiration equals a winning combo.
March 21–April 19
Mental Mercury is in your expansion sector and clicking with liberating Uranus in your sign, tipping the scales in favor of anything that opens your mind. Intellectual debates, classes, travel, exposure to foreign cultures, lifestyles and beliefs—all of these can confer the feeling that you’re free to change. But with the sun in your adventure house jostling Jupiter in your domestic angle this week, the lure of trips, learning and new experiences conflicts with the part of you that’s seeking inner peace, a sense of roots and a place to belong. Working on an important relationship, your fear of closeness or other psychological complexities will help you to feel more grounded and at home—in your own skin and perhaps with someone else as well. It’s possible that your dealings with others will be affected by moments of melancholy, a feeling of alienation or emptiness and your need to be in your own head and reflect. This is one of those times where your emotional reality will likely take precedence over external action and events.
April 20–May 20
Your darker emotions, a shift taking place in your psyche, the energy required to navigate close relationships and the process your ego undergoes when you share and trust. All of these could be at odds with your brain’s attempts at optimism when the robust sun in your depth sector jostles hopeful Jupiter in your mindset zone. But contemplating internal changes and verbalizing emotions will help you extricate something from your unconscious and move into the future freer and lighter. Positive Jupiter began collaborating with sober Saturn in your partnership angle this summer and will continue to do so until next spring. They’re meeting up again now, giving you an opportunity to combine inspiration with serious work—either working in partnership with someone or working on relationships themselves. Later in the week, you’ll notice your current responsibilities aren’t meshing with your wish to contribute something greater to the world, your efforts at self-improvement are taking you further away from fitting in with your old circle or your workload is keeping you from seeing friends.
May 21–June 20
Relationships could suffer minor strain that calls for flexibility this week, thanks to Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto hassling the sun and Mercury in your others angle. Your job responsibilities, busyness, confidence level, trust or control issues and determination to do things a certain way are all potential problem areas. But with Mercury forming a cooperative angle with liberating Uranus in your one-on-one and group sectors, you can still click really well with people. Network, socialize, brainstorm and share information, insights and opinions. Spontaneous inspiration and valuable new contacts are possible payoffs of communication. Future-minded Jupiter in your finance house is gelling with practical Saturn in your duties zone for the second time this year, drawing your attention to the link between what you aspire to have and what you’re willing to do. Making the most of your natural gifts, striving to improve your skills, working hard to achieve financial security, sticking to a smart plan for success—all of these are themes for you until at least next May.
June 21–July 22
When the ego-oriented sun in your job sector forms an uncomfortable angle with excessive Jupiter in Cancer this week, you could rub coworkers the wrong way if you inadvertently come on too strong. In addition, your health, chores, workload and other responsibilities could keep you from doing what you want to do or feeling how you want to feel. But you can talk or think your way out of it, thanks to mental Mercury’s hookup with freeing Uranus, especially if you step back from your emotions and refocus on goals and the big picture. Talking to a supervisor or mentor may also help. With Jupiter in your sign having its second of three meetings with ambitious Saturn in your fulfillment sector now, it’s a great time to take stock of how your personal aspirations match up with your strategy. Taking love and creativity seriously will open up avenues of self-expression that feed your self-confidence. These two planets met up in July and will rendezvous again next May, helping you to marry your growth and hopefulness with pragmatic determination.
July 23–August 22
The sun in your self-expression house has awkward encounters with Saturn and Jupiter this week, and your exuberance could get the best of you, particularly if you reveal something you shouldn’t or suffer a moment of insecurity. Thankfully, creative thinking, honest communication, mental resilience and taking the long view will get you back on track. Brainy Mercury is linking with brilliant Uranus in your perspective zone, gifting you with ideas, insights, vision and the courage to speak from the heart. With assertive Mars in your verbal sector tussling with longing Neptune in your intimacy house, though, bold talk may not get you the closeness that you’re after. The biggest news of the week for all the signs is Jupiter’s harmonious linkup with Saturn (the second of three between this past July and next May.) Your private hopes and burgeoning faith in the future are coming together with your seriousness about taking care of yourself, working through past issues, addressing family or domestic problems and building a solid foundation.
August 23–September 22
Your mood may not be conducive to socializing at times this week, with the sun in your emotions angle clashing with expectant Jupiter in your group sector. Interactions with family could be disrupted by your goal-oriented mindset or your love life when the sun and Mercury in your home zone are bumped by serious Saturn in your cognition house and intense Pluto in your romance sector. But luckily, Mercury connects with unpredictable Uranus, bringing spontaneous moments of closeness, particularly if you keep the lines of communication open and are willing to talk about your feelings. When Mars in your worth sector conflicts with Neptune in your others angle, your actions related to money, confidence or values could confuse people or provoke a reaction in them that confuses you. Stubbornness will make it worse, so be flexible. The highlight of the week is expansive Jupiter’s hookup with structured Saturn, blending new objectives with strategic thinking. A mature, realistic attitude, growing your network and learning from people with common goals will gradually enable you to manifest your ideals.
September 23–October 22
Communication may feel a little off at times this week, with the sun and Mercury in your verbal zone running into trouble with Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto. A lack of confidence, financial difficulties, high expectations and simmering anger could play a role and maybe even make things difficult between you and a sibling. But if you look for moments to talk one-on-one, separate emotion from reason and get up the nerve to speak your truth, gregarious Mercury is clicking with liberating Uranus in your relationship angle, enabling you to clear the air. Although the presence of Mars in your sign is giving you plenty of energy and motivation, his awkward meeting with confusing Neptune could cause your actions to go awry, possibly in a work setting. Don’t let it throw you, because hopeful Jupiter in your goals angle is holding a very productive meeting with serious Saturn in your resources zone, helping you formulate a plan to meet bold objectives and build financial security.
October 23–November 21
Your current confidence level or finances may not match up with your long-term aspirations this week, due to planets in your worth sector conflicting with Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto. But mental Mercury is clicking with innovative Uranus in your competence house, helping you to go into problem-solving mode. If you avoid a self-defeating mindset and think purely in terms of fresh solutions, you’ll navigate the rough patches better. Mars in your subliminal zone tangles with foggy Neptune in your heart house, making it all too easy to shoot yourself in the foot if you’re unclear on what exactly you’re yearning for and how to act in your own best interest. But the harmony that Jupiter and Saturn are creating has the power to supersede everything else. Due to the opposing natures of these two planets, when they’re working together like they are now, we can get the best of both worlds. Between last July and next May, your ambition, maturation process and hard work are combining with your inspired beliefs, desire to learn and growing consciousness to give you a winning formula for success.
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