Free People Horoscope by Tracy Allen, Week of October 10 –16

What does the forecast look like this week? Only one way to find out…

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September 23–October 22

Mercury in Libra clicks and clashes with several other planets this week, complicating your thinking and self-expression. Merc’s meetup with Jupiter increases your comprehension, tolerance, foresight and enthusiasm, while its alliance with Saturn enables you to organize your thoughts and convey your ideas in a measured manner. Make use of this chance to take in the big picture and plan for the future. The verbal planet’s battles with Mars and Pluto at the bottom of your chart could make you sound touchy, as irritability that you may not be fully aware of is apt to affect your speech. The sun in your sign is facing off with Uranus in your one-on-one angle, creating disruptions in your close relationships, and you need to allow for change. An individual or the dynamic between the two of you might surprise you, and you can’t take it personally. The full moon in this part of your chart hints at interpersonal emotional drama and calls for you to balance self-interest with consideration for someone else’s feelings and needs. A seismic shift in a relationship could throw you off balance, but try not to overreact. Take a breath, give people space and focus on a personal goal if you feel wound up.



October 23–November 21

With Mercury and Jupiter coming together in the last house of your chart this week, your intuition is heightened, and you have the ability to access and understand what is hidden within yourself. Seek peace and quiet to tune into the subtle stirrings of your soul. Look for meaning and lessons when reflecting on the past. Accept how you got to this point in your life, and have compassion for yourself. Mercury’s skirmishes with Mars and Pluto may cause you to speak abruptly and in an unintentionally destructive way. Press pause and edit yourself if possible. You’re likely thinking at cross purposes, with part of you inclining toward tolerance and optimism and part of you wanting to control what happens next. A sun-Uranus opposition could pull you out of retreat and compel you to deal with changing circumstances; a flexible approach will help you to adapt. The full moon in your productivity corner might bring a crisis related to your work or your health, or it could overwhelm you with everyday busyness. If you get upset, it’s probably best not to say too much and not to become obsessed with a particular thought or mindset. This is an excellent time to break a bad habit once and for all.



November 22–December 21

Mercury joins forces with your ruler, Jupiter, in your humanity house this week, enhancing group communication and inspiring you to reach out to people. Professional networking, socializing, brainstorming with others, planning philanthropic endeavors and conceptualizing new dreams are all favored. Mercury is also harmonizing with Saturn in Sagittarius, encouraging you to get serious about a new goal and to connect with friends who support your growth. Since Merc is sparring with Mars and Pluto in your worth zone, you could have a disagreement over money, possessions, values or priorities. Seeing eye-to-eye with other people while still protecting your own interests won’t be easy, especially if you act on impulse. Mars is vibing with Neptune in your domestic angle, suggesting that getting rid of some stuff in your home would be a worthwhile undertaking. The sun’s faceoff with Uranus might also spur you to depart from group interests in pursuit of romance, creative fulfillment or personal pleasure — or a crush on a friend could take you by surprise. The full moon brings an urge for fun, and a creative project may come to fruition now. Emotional drama in your love life is another possibility, and if a fling comes to an end, let it go.



December 22–January 19

An alliance between Mercury and Jupiter at the top of your chart facilitates communication with higher-ups and helps you to articulate your goals and plot your career path. A surge of optimism about the direction you’re headed in and a clear vision of how you’ll succeed can propel you forward. Mercury’s link with Saturn nudges you to figure out how to tie up loose ends as well. Merc’s clashes with Mars and Pluto in Capricorn could cause trouble for you, though, as you’ll be prone to coming on way too strong when you speak. Be very mindful of how your momentum and your determination are impacting your self-expression. It will be challenging to align your thoughts and your behavior, so you could find yourself saying one thing and doing another. Avoid trying to control anyone but yourself, and tread lightly around authority figures. Channel your strong will into planning how to achieve an objective. A sun-Uranus opposition hints that erratic emotions can prevent you from shining, or circumstances at home or in your family may distract you from pursuing your aspirations. Meanwhile, the full moon could spell a change in your living situation or drama among family members, and you may need to attend to your personal life for awhile.



January 20–February 18

This week, Mercury meets up with Jupiter, favoring education, travel and understanding. You may be inspired to talk to a broad range of people, pursue your studies or take a trip. Your worldview is apt to expand, and a search for truth, meaning, consciousness and wisdom would be worth your while. Mercury is also gelling with Saturn, encouraging you to learn from the network of people in your life. However, Merc’s clashes with Mars and Pluto in the last house of your chart imply that while your mind is on the future, regressive behavior or the need to finish things up could be holding you back. Be careful not to shoot yourself in the foot; anger that you haven’t dealt with is especially likely to sabotage you now. Try to understand what is driving you on a subconscious level so you can channel energy more appropriately and redirect it if necessary. The sun is opposing Uranus, causing you to change your mind and generating internal tension. And the full moon might make you feel pulled in different directions, overwhelmed with info and agitated. There’s bound to be a lot going on in your head and around you. Try to focus on what you can do, and take baby steps.



February 19–March 20

A Mercury-Jupiter meetup in your depth house this week encourages you to probe your psyche for enlightening truths or to talk to someone close to you and learn more about yourself or about him or her. It’s also possible to learn a valuable lesson about intimacy and sharing. Have the courage to delve into something substantial rather than skimming the surface, seeking profound wisdom and understanding. Focusing intently on a subject can enable you to make progress with a goal. Merc is out of sync with Mars and Pluto in your group zone, however, so one-to-one communication could be at odds with teamwork, causing problems between you and other people. Fortunately, Mars is gelling with Neptune in your sign, helping you to get on the same wavelength intuitively and find common ground that you can work with. A sun-Uranus faceoff can also generate friction in a relationship, particularly if your confidence dips or you feel an urge to pull away from someone and take care of your own needs. The full moon may bring a shift in your finances and require you to prioritize. Do your best to balance self-sufficiency and sharing. You might want to guard against emotionally driven splurges now.



March 21–April 19

As Mercury and Jupiter link up in your one-on-one angle this week, you stand to learn something from other people. You could come to an understanding in a partnership or gain knowledge and expand your views through dialogue. Engaging in conversation with a wide range of individuals will be beneficial to you. Mercury is quarreling with Mars and Pluto in your ambition angle, though, hinting at verbal conflicts over goals or who’s in charge. It would be easy to get into a power struggle, especially about how to successfully tackle a certain objective. And Venus in your intimacy house has an uncomfortable encounter with Uranus in Aries, suggesting that independence and closeness are out of sync, and you may need a breather. The sun’s opposition with Uranus also alludes to tension between partnership and autonomy, and an impulse to pull back or instigate change could overtake you. The full moon in your sign is bound to make you a bit temperamental, but try not to do anything rash in reaction to strong emotions. Put your needs first, and spend some quiet time alone contemplating your feelings and considering what you could let go of in an effort to lighten your load.



April 20–May 20

A conjunction between Mercury and Jupiter in your productivity corner this week invites you to do valuable mental work, expand your skillset and learn something useful. Your understanding of your job, a particular task or a problem can increase now. But given Mercury’s struggles with Mars and Pluto in your expansion sector, you may find it difficult to concentrate and could go off on a tangent based on an idea or belief. An impulse to escape routine might also disrupt your train of thought and prevent you from focusing on work. And you may end up in a conflict with colleagues that’s rooted in a difference of opinion. Mercury’s collaboration with Saturn favors teaming up with one partner, so seek someone reliable. Taking time out for a shared adventure can also keep your spirits up, as Mars is clicking with Neptune in your network zone. A sun-Uranus faceoff prompts you to take a break to replenish your spirit, follow an imaginative impulse or simply nap. Meanwhile, the full moon nudges you to spend time alone, pay attention to your dreams and honor your need for peace and quiet. If you have a lot to do, a healthy dose of rest and relaxation can revive you.



May 21–June 20

Your ruling planet, Mercury, joins up with Jupiter in your fulfillment house this week, inspiring you to express your feelings, your creativity and your personality. Have the courage to be yourself and to say what’s in your heart. Mercury is also vibing with Saturn in your partnership angle, favoring a serious conversation with someone close to you. However, Merc’s battles with Mars and Pluto suggest that intimacy could be rather tricky, and you may get into a conflict involving sex, trust, jealousy, control or sharing. Resist the temptation to push another person to give you what you need. Flirting and sex are apt to be a complicated combination and could get you into hot water. The sun is facing off against Uranus in your network zone, so your pursuit of personal pleasure might be at odds with group interests, and you could find yourself splitting off from others to do your own thing. The full moon can spell emotional drama with friends, and you might end an association if you’ve had enough. You’re inclined to enjoy life on your terms, but do your best to honor other people’s emotions and needs as well, especially if a pal is in crisis.



June 21–July 22

Thanks to a Mercury-Jupiter meetup at the bottom of your chart this week, reflection can give you edifying insights into the past or your own emotional state. Talking to a parent can also teach you something, so seek parental support if you’re searching for understanding. Mercury is clicking with Saturn in your efficiency corner, too, facilitating mental work in the privacy of your home. But Merc’s skirmishes with Mars and Pluto in your one-on-one angle imply that you might get into an argument with another individual, and your words are apt to be heavily influenced by your underlying mood. You could be trying to convey where you’re coming from and feel vulnerable because another person seems to be in control. The sun is opposing Uranus at the top of your chart, hinting that your inclination to nest will be interrupted by circumstances in the outer world, a career-related event or an impulse to pursue an aspiration. Friction between your parents is another possibility, and you’re likely to feel caught in the middle. The full moon might bring a goal to fruition or shift your career path or life direction slightly. If you feel like there’s too much coming at you from all sides, step back and do something that comforts you.



July 23–August 22

Mercury is clicking and clashing with a few other planets this week, complicating your thought process and communication. Its meeting with Jupiter stimulates your curiosity and opens your mind to a wide range of ideas. You’ll be able to piece together a lot of information, so make an effort to learn something new. Mercury is also in sync with Saturn in your fulfillment house, facilitating creative and emotional self-expression. But Merc’s skirmishes with Mars and Pluto in your efficiency corner could affect your interactions with coworkers and make it difficult for you to align planning and execution. You might be thinking quickly and enthusiastically but feel compelled to act in a more methodical, precise manner and feel like you can’t get it right. The sun in your cognition-and-communication zone is opposing Uranus in your expansion sector, which could distract you and cause you to change your mind. The full moon in your expansion sector is a great excuse to let go of a limiting belief, as it nudges you to shift your perspective. You might experience a crisis of faith or get an urge to break out of a rut. If you’re on overload, spend some time by yourself unwinding or just catching up on your sleep.



August 23–September 22

Your financial judgment is emphasized this week, with Mercury in your worth house interacting with several other planets. A Mercury-Jupiter rendezvous can get you thinking about future income and help you figure out how to make the most of your resources. Your ability to assess your true values and priorities can work in your favor now, so be honest with yourself. Mercury is arguing with Mars and Pluto in your fulfillment zone, increasing the odds that you’ll impulsively splurge on something that you think will give you pleasure. So pay attention to self-gratifying urges, especially if you’re on a tight budget. A disagreement with a loved one over money or possessions is another possibility. The sun and Uranus are facing off, creating tension between self-sufficiency and sharing, and a close relationship could be affected. You may feel like you need to take care of your own needs and outside resources — or a specific individual — are unreliable. The full moon highlights the art of give-and-take and calls for you to consider someone else’s needs and feelings. A partnership may suddenly change, and you may need to loosen your grip and accept that you can’t control everything. Having fun with friends would be a good outlet for excess energy.

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How can you do a chart for an entire sign? Giving all Pisces the same chart description with certain planets in particular houses based on what?