Free People Horoscope by Tracy Allen, Week of March 11-17

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February 19–March 20

You’re driven to make your mark this week when the confident sun in Pisces elbows aspirational Jupiter in your ambition angle. Have the chutzpah to chase after a big goal and prove what you’re made of — and be proud of yourself when you achieve something! If you can manage to stop short of hubris, you don’t need to be afraid of crashing and burning like Icarus who flew too close to the sun. Retrograde Mercury is also prodding Jupiter, so you should resist the urge to aim so high that you set yourself up for failure. Keep thinking in terms of learning the ropes, reminding yourself that you don’t know everything yet. A Mars-Saturn mashup encourages you be forthcoming with your ideas and prepared to back them up. A can-do mindset and direct speech will fuel a collaboration and help you secure supporters. This is a great transit for proactive networking, so get out there and mingle!



March 21–April 19

Don’t get carried away with an abstract illusion this week when the sun in your subliminal corner tussles with Jupiter. You could be feeling disoriented, since part of you wants to take a step back from the world and part of you aspires to have new experiences. This planetary pair can increase your self-awareness, understanding of life and knowledge of the world if you can find the middle ground between prejudgment and suspension of disbelief. Let lessons from the past broaden your perspective and shape your vision of the future. Thanks to a collaboration between Mars and Saturn, you can find a way to use what you have going for you to put together a successful career trajectory or life path. It’s not about instant gratification; it’s about a solid plan — full of action steps — that gradually strengthens your financial security and your standing in the world. Keep your eyes on the prize and your nose to the grindstone.



April 20–May 20

This week’s tension between the sun and Jupiter alludes to the possibility that you want to play a larger role in someone’s life or you’re hoping to get more from a particular person. Try to look at life from their angle and recognize that sharing usually isn’t exactly even-steven. Don’t push anyone to bring more to the table than they’re willing and able to. Competitiveness, control and jealousy could become problems if mutually beneficial cooperation doesn’t win out over egos. And be very careful not to spill the beans — because something could go viral that wasn’t intended for public knowledge. Luckily, Mars in Taurus is vibing with Saturn in your expansion corner, making it so much easier for you to align your drive with your understanding of playing by the rules. Take action that serves a higher purpose (like fighting for a cause) rather than your personal agenda. Combine motivation and pragmatism, and you’ll steadily manifest your vision.



May 21–June 20

The sun’s dustup with Jupiter in your interpersonal angle this week could siphon your ambition into a relationship and lead you to push for progress. If there’s any imbalance between you and another individual, it’s readily apparent now. So aim for mutual respect, making sure your tone isn’t too authoritative and you’re not letting someone boss you around. If you catch yourself wondering how your relationship looks to the outside world, steer your focus back to the reality of being in the relationship. It’s challenging to get on the same page now, especially with your ruler, Mercury, in backspin mode. Don’t agree to too much, or you’ll end up rethinking it. Thanks to a confab between Mars in your subliminal corner and Saturn in your depth sector, working solo behind the scenes—or in tandem with a partner — and concentrating intently on what you’re doing will pay dividends now. Dive deep and don’t come up for air!



June 21–July 22

When the sun in your expansion zone goes up against Jupiter in your productivity corner, you may be tempted to overextend yourself, trying to pack in learning experiences and test your wings. If you can’t keep up with your own enthusiasm, reel it in. There’s no shame in admitting you’ve bitten off more than you can chew. It’s a fine line between exhilarating and overwhelming. Pick projects that educate you and benefit others, but postpone intricate tasks. With Mercury traveling retrograde, you don’t have an eye for detail and are susceptible to overlooking an important factor. Fortunately, an alliance between Mars in your group house and Saturn in your one-on-one angle is building a bridge between you and others to facilitate teamwork, professional networking and group activities. If you’re strategic and take the initiative, you could secure a mentor or partner or make a key contact. Be willing to take a smart risk, and keep making everything about learning.



July 23–August 22

Your ruling planet scuffles with Jupiter in your joy sector this week, growing your fervor for a love affair or passion project to the point where you might hope for more than you’re getting. Are you torn between investing wholeheartedly in one person and keeping your options open? Be honest with yourself about your feelings and give a connection time to develop — and give people the freedom to grow in their own way. It won’t be easy to spell out where you’re coming from, since Mercury is offline this month. So try not to make this about getting the feedback you want. “Show” may work better than “tell,” and you’ll feel better if you let your personality and passion shine through. A Mars-Saturn coalition points to hard work paying off in the form of noticeable progress — and perhaps professional or public accolades. Concentrate on key goals and strive to accomplish them without a lot of flash.



August 23–September 22

The sun in your interpersonal angle mixes it up with Jupiter this week, which could lead you to yearn for a more secure bond with someone. Perhaps you’ll discuss swapping house keys, moving in together or meeting each other’s parents. Or maybe a certain relationship will challenge you to move beyond longstanding beliefs or family expectations. Regardless of whether you’re paired off or flying solo, you’re interested in putting down new roots and may reach out to another individual to help you do so. It’s also possible that somebody is bringing out more confidence and generosity in you and enabling you to flourish. Since Mars in your exploration corner is clicking with Saturn in your joy sector, you have the momentum to push the limits of who you can be and what will make you happy. You’re ready to bet on yourself and explore uncharted territory in an effort to grow. Unfamiliar experiences can reveal routes to personal fulfillment.



September 23–October 22

Friction between the sun and Jupiter could have an impact on your productivity this week, as there’s a good chance you’re taking on more than you can handle. Your optimistic mindset is firing you up to achieve a ton, but it wouldn’t hurt to ask if you’re getting ahead of yourself. If you have an inkling that you might not be able to deliver the goods, don’t overcommit. You may be in a process of learning on the job, in which case you should prioritize duties that will teach you something. Sometimes there’s no one “right” way of getting things done — so keep an open mind. Given this planetary configuration, you could make new career contacts, travel for your job or get super busy juggling your work and your social life. Thanks to a Mars-Saturn summit, you can blend intense focus and emotional restraint beautifully. You might confront a psychological stumbling block and mature as a result.


October 23–November 21

The sun in your pleasure sector is challenging Jupiter in your worth zone, hinting that your desire to enjoy life might trigger a spending spree. But there’s also a decent chance that your confidence will surge when you channel your energy into a romance, creative project or fun with friends. Sharing your authentic self and feeling appreciated will remind you of what’s important. Plus it’s possible that, in the midst of your pursuit of play or fulfillment, you’ll become more motivated to earn a good income. This planetary combo can make you want more of what makes you happy. Since Mercury is retrograde, though, it’s not easy to accurately assess costs and payoffs. Luckily, Mars in your interpersonal angle is gelling with Saturn in your thinking-and-talking corner, encouraging you to collaborate with people you know and perhaps form an alliance. If you take equality seriously, you can resolve a relationship issue through your actions, especially if words fail you.



November 22–December 21

With the sun in your foundation angle provoking Jupiter in Sagittarius this week, a good mood can inspire you to try new things. You may feel comfortable enough in your own skin to really take chances now. But there’s a possibility that you’re conflicted between staying in your comfort zone and going out on a limb — or between enjoying quiet time and being extra gregarious. If you find your attention is split between the past and the future, try pulling teaching moments from your personal history to move yourself forward. Don’t sink down into your feelings. Whatever emotional state you’re in, use it as fodder for growth. And resist the impulse to overreact if wires get crossed with family members or roomies. Mercury is retrograde, and snapping back will get you nowhere. Lucky for you, Mars and Saturn are in cahoots, reinforcing your work ethic. Your productivity can shore up your finances, while healthy habits will boost self-esteem.



December 22–January 19

The sun in your thinking-and-talking corner is throwing darts at Jupiter in your subliminal sector this week, which might prompt you to overshare or buy into a too-good-to-be-true idea. You’re super impressionable now and will need to filter info to avoid getting sucked in. But you can learn something spiritual or something about yourself if you keep your antenna up and ask the right questions. Other people might inspire a generous act or a feeling of connection in you, so don’t wall yourself off. Lucky for you, Mars in your fulfillment house is making music with Saturn in Capricorn, suggesting that you can gamble and win if you bet on yourself. Put a plan in place that leads to personal happiness. Take your growth seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously! Go after what completes you — and be sure to include a smattering of love, creative expression and joy. Even ambitious Goats shouldn’t be all business all the time.



January 20–February 18

The sun in your resources zone is sparring with Jupiter in your humanity house, which might pit your belongings, values or finances against group interests. Try not to over-identify with what you own or what’s most important to you. Know what you have to offer and be proud of your contribution — and generously share it with others. You can be quite benevolent now, but don’t draw from an empty well or shoot the works in order to please people. Your friends love you for who you are, not what you have. Mercury is retrograde most of the month, clouding your judgment — particularly when it comes to money and needs. Meanwhile, Mars in your foundation angle and Saturn in your release corner are this week’s power couple, underscoring the fact that unpacking emotional baggage will help you get closure. This also happens to be a great time to finish a domestic project, resolve a family problem or reorganize your space.


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A solid plan, got it! Thanks for the horoscope!

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

4 years ago

As a Piscean I needed this this week, thank you to you (& the universe) for keeping me moving forward even in the tough times x