© Diane Lang
This is the week leading up to the autumnal equinox on September 22 featuring the Full Moon in Pisces on September 19 and Pluto in Capricorn stationing direct on September 20. Earth and water continue to be the dominate elements in the sky encouraging everyone to take a pragmatic, low key approach to daily life.
As Mercury in Libra regroups from its encounter with Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn over the weekend, it makes a supportive sextile to Mars in Leo on Tuesday. This is a great aspect for problem solving with energy and equity. Mercury in Libra is very good at seeing both sides of issues up for resolution and Mars in Leo provides enthusiastic fuel to do so. A livelier aspect is Mercury square Jupiter in Cancer on Thursday. It’s up to you whether you want to risk bringing up politics and religion with friends and family. *grin*
Venus, Libra’s ruler, is now in intense Scorpio and will exactly conjoin sober-minded Saturn and sextile Pluto in Capricorn on Wednesday just before the Pisces Full Moon. What these aspects suggest to me is the perfect setup to enter into serious discussions about money and how it affects our relationships. I’m not going to say these will be easy . . . more like a necessary evil because money usually tops the list as a source of contention for couples. Setting up strict budget guidelines could be one important topic. Saturn sextile Pluto definitely favors those.
What may create problems for lovers is the Venus-Uranus inconjunct on Saturday. In this case the difficulties can arise from Uranus in Aries who is unusually resistant to any feeling of being confined. Venus in fixed Scorpio prefers stability and will not take kindly to being stood up because someone decided to do something else at the last minute. Going out with another person? Don’t plan on coming back . . .
Pluto stations direct in Capricorn exactly sextile Saturn in Scorpio at 8°. This sends a clear signal to the collective Saturn is backing Pluto’s play and vice versa. It may help to realize both Scorpio and Capricorn are no better or worse than any other sign in the zodiac. They both have reputations for being able to make hard choices and often ask the same of us, usually to our betterment in the long run.
This is the last week the Sun will be in industrious Virgo and if you have projects to complete, please do so. The Sun entering Libra marks the beginning of Autumn here in the northern hemisphere (Spring for you folks down under). I’ll be posting more later on this event.
Life has a more serious tone this week, no bad thing after last weekend’s hectic pace. Make apologies if necessary for any toes that might have been stepped on, and as always practice kindness.
You might be one of those who need to make an apology or two, Aries. Most likely because in your rush to get somewhere or do something, you may have inadvertently hurt someone’s feelings. Career decisions take center stage this week so choose wisely.
Taurus, how you handle your one-on-one relationships now will determine whether or not you will take the next step and deepen the commitment. It won’t matter if these are personal or business partnerships; they will demand your full attention. Yes, it might feel a little scary.
Enjoying yourself is probably what interests you most right now, Gemini, so go ahead and have a good time. Unless you are independently wealthy though, you might want to keep your budget in mind midweek rather than blow it all in one place.
Do you have a lot on your mind these days, Cancer? It wouldn’t surprise me if you do. Partnership issues continue to press on you and you may not feel like taking time to play either. Talking things over with family might help.
Your week will probably start off on a good note, Leo, with plenty of energy and an upbeat attitude. The urge to make changes to your home, perhaps to the point of moving, may hit you this week. Consider how this will affect your daily routines.
Be careful not to overestimate how much money you can afford to spend now, Virgo, when it comes supporting a cause close to your heart. Your ability to express your love in few words as possible is very effective now, something that amazes others.
Given a choice, Libra, you prefer to live a peaceful, harmonious life. Lately it seems like that has been hard to do. This week you may have an opportunity to see if this past year’s lessons in frugal living are working for you or not. Good luck!
Usually it is Libra who is referred to as an iron fist in a velvet glove. This week, Scorpio, it is your turn to demonstrate how this works. Words are your most effective tool now, so be sure to choose them wisely.
I realize you do enjoy being generous with your friends, Sagittarius, and while that is a good thing, there is a question of whether or not you have the wherewithal to do so. It is time to practice living within your means, OK?
The key to success for you now, Capricorn, is being vigilant when it comes to micro-managing others. This is particularly true when it comes to your business partner or significant other. Your social life might be curtailed now due to more serious demands.
Your natural intellectual bent, Aquarius, makes you sound like a professor on occasion because you enjoy sharing your knowledge. Recently your cutting edge ideas may have sounded more like a nutty professor. Whilst your significant other enjoys this, those you work with may not.
Be sure you do your homework when it comes to investment ideas, Pisces. This is a very good time for you to consider attending a class or workshop on how to set up a budget that allows you to enjoy life while living frugally.
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