* weekly * horoscopes - september 27 / october 3, 2016
- aries : the ram - aries
march 20 - april 19
The big news this week involves your ruling planet, Mars. Each sign has a planet especially assigned to it, the observed nature of which has traditionally been accepted to fit in with your constellation. So thinking about the courage, initiative and energy for which you are famous, one planet of a different hue is the obvious choice. This week Mars changes sign and moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn, for a stay of just over six weeks. You will be able to feel more certain of your choices and where you ought now to focus your attention, after a period that has seen you consider novel opportunities and investigate your options.
taurus - taurus : the bull -
april 20 - may 20
Mars into Sagittarius affords you some relief. Where the wants and needs of others have previously been paramount, the chance to act independently for a change proves extremely welcome. You should use the coming weeks for your amusement and enlightenment, spending time with people that you wouldn’t usually and doing things that generally take second place. A change of scenery works wonders, but if you can’t spare the time, there is always the Internet and your next vacation. Dealing with folk from other walks of life is illuminating, allowing you to look beyond your everyday concerns and at the bigger picture.
- gemini : the twins - gemini
may 21 - june 20
Life can be difficult and people especially so. By now, for some relationships it is all over bar the shouting, which may get rather rowdy as you squabble over who deserves the biggest share of what. Control issues are prominent, while an entrenched attitude and unwillingness to negotiate leaves both parties further apart than ever. Still, other associations have made it through the tribulations of the recent past, emerging stronger from out the other side and determined to pull together. People who will bolster and boost your individuality are the ones to be around this week. Folk who tell you what to do, can be given a wider berth.
cancer - cancer : the crab -
june 21 - july 22
Clearing the air around domestic concerns, takes the willingness to break a habit and to embrace a spirit of cooperation. An honest exchange of views is required and it is no good believing that the atmosphere won’t get heated. So, you must approach these issues from the point of view that a little discord in the immediate future will ensure peace and harmony over the longer term, making it an unpleasant but necessary part of resolving the situation. The trouble is knowing this on a conscious level and acting on it practically, are different issues. So much water has flowed under the bridge, it is hard to let go of the past.
- leo : the lion - leo
july 23 - august 22
You’re convinced that you are invincible. You have enormous stamina and vast reserves of willpower, but there will always be someone tougher than you are, if not today then at some point in the future. Pushing yourself for too long, suggests a physical impact on your system, just the same as with anybody else. Sooner or later a breaking point is reached and there’ll be negative repercussions for your well-being, especially around those accepted weak points of your heart and lower back. Back pain is a sure sign you are being too hard on yourself. Listen to what your body says, now you understand how it communicates.
virgo - virgo : the maiden -
august 23 - september 22
Mercury continues its extended stay in your sign; roughly twice the time you’d usually expect and from late July through until the second week of October. The planet of thought and communication meets your interface with the world, leading to a degree of questioning about how you have approached these issues. September so far has seen a rethink, around what you expect from others and can offer in return. Any relationship is a process of give and take, which might seem mercenary and unkind, but has already been decided long ago. Forming associations that only create hurt and pain: where is your cost-benefit analysis?
- libra : the scales - libra
september 23 - october 22
As if the entire universe wasn’t already heading in your direction, the new moon in your sign on October 1, renders these trends even more immutable. This October is an unusual month anyhow, since with one new moon at its beginning and a second towards its end, circumstances are open to all sorts of speculative conjecture. Most of this you can disregard; while you focus on Jupiter’s return to your sign for the first time in a dozen years. Work instead on the expansive Jovian symbolism and if you’d care to bring the Moon into the picture, consider how it represents a fresh start, after the years you spent in the wilderness.
scorpio - scorpio : the scorpion -
october 23 - november 21
Venus in your sign until October 18 allows a little peace. Smoother and more rewarding relationships seem to present fewer obstacles, although you cannot expect any associations that have been badly damaged to flourish again. Your money worries temporarily subside, but again this does little to resolve long-standing issues, as you’ll notice once the universe is less on your side. But seize the chance for a little breathing space in your everyday affairs and to concentrate on your personal concerns. It is never too late to reconsider unproductive patterns of behaviour and to resolve from this point, you will do things differently.
- sagittarius : the archer - sagittarius
november 22 - december 21
Take a positive stance on Saturn in your sign. Clearly, its influence is a massive downer, but this is not something you can side-step or avoid. In fact, attempting to do anything other than face Saturn’s requirements directly while agreeing to its terms and conditions, guarantees without exception you’ll see its negatives a lot more than you would have otherwise. So the lesson Saturn has in store for you over the coming six weeks or so, involves reviewing your relationship with the material world especially. It means ensuring you can stick within, maybe not your ideal budget, but reasonable financial strictures at the least.
capricorn - capricorn : the sea-goat -
december 22 - january 19
For some time, you have been sitting on a suppurating sense of rage. You believe that others haven’t noticed your anger or interpreted your actions for what they are, yet in reality everybody knew all along. You have been brittle and obstructive, with your irritation balanced on a knife-edge and ready to spill over at any moment. On a few occasions you have found relief, by provoking others until they lashed out, with their loss of control making you feel better in a convoluted kind of way. Now though, with Mars entering your sign, physical activity and hard work are recommended to offer an outlet for your abundant energies.
- aquarius : the water-bearer - aquarius
january 20 - february 18
The astrologers of yore didn’t beat about the bush. Modern stargazers skirt carefully around contentious issues, while others seem to believe that acknowledging a phase of stress and difficulty, somehow means they won’t be getting paid. But those old-timers knew that if they didn’t get things right, they’d probably be executed in a more painful and unpleasant way, than they would as the bearer of unwelcome tidings. So in a spirit of honesty and openness it is fair to say that not everybody loves you this week. The majority you encounter will though, while the rest use underhanded tactics and work in secret, from behind the scenes…
pisces - pisces : the fishes -
february 19 - march 19
The longer your existence on the planet, the more opportunity there is for life’s harder edges to leave an indelible mark. Most wounds heal, but some result in a bigger and more tender scar than others. Still the odd injury is too severe and won’t get better by itself. It can leave an open sore or a permanent disfigurement, unless you are in the right situation to do something to address this. Speaking within a framework of your relationships, the cosmos now aligns to ensure just that. There will be no compulsion or element of force about this, but the opportunity exists if you’ll embrace it, to move forward from the past.
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