Weekly Horoscopes for Sept 13th-19th

ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Keeping your powder dry.
Mars heads into the area of relating spicing up your love life and making you the object of other people’s desires, which includes work. Mars, of course, is the warrior of the planets so the stage is set for some right royal rumbles over the course of the next six weeks. It can only help to remember that you don’t have to fight every battle – pick your scuffles – and if you can pour oil on troubled waters you’ll make your life a whole lot easier. The end of the week holds the most potential potholes for team Aries, so put into practice the above and you may find instead that an apparent rejection or disappointment can be turned around.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20)
Keep your feet on the ground.
Sun-Neptune oppositions are particularly challenging for the Gemini Twins, because they drown out logic and common sense – qualities you have in spades. It will be easy to lose your way and end up down some blind alley, whether we’re talking romance and relationships or business and finance. You may not even be able to trust your Satan at the moment, so if you’re going on a journey, take an old-fashioned map. And this is something of a metaphor for not relying on technology in general. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck yet your I-phone says it’s a goat, use your common sense.

LEO (July 23-August 23)
Not the time to miss an essential detail.
Trying to make sense of situations can be difficult on a Sun-Neptune opposition, but when the financial axis is involved, getting the figures to add up is a major challenge. So, make a point of double-checking any financial transactions, and if you’re dealing with offers, get them on paper. Fortunately, there are other more substantial influences surrounding your affairs, so it is possible that money-talks related to your job will work out well. As always when Neptune is in play, great care needs to be paid to information you receive: not everything you will be told is the whole truth and nothing but the truth. And likewise, this is not the time to share your beliefs with people rather than the facts.

LIBRA (Sep 23 - Oct 22)
Get your skates on.
It’s official! Fence-sitting is no longer permitted: Mars arrives in your sign inspiring you to chase your dreams or at least get behind tasks and projects that will make a positive difference to your existence. You may also feel the need to get out more and to be physically active. Sometimes Librans forget they belong to the cardinal family and the cardinals are high achievers, so during the next six weeks you can score a major success. Just how much Venus and Saturn help your course this week is debatable: sometimes this combo sets a situation onto a firm and lasting footing and sometimes it drops a giant spanner in the works.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22-Dec 21)

Use your common sense.
Where am I going, why and who with? Questions such as these are common when Neptune is in the ascendancy. For many Sagittarians the current dilemma is related to your career or a major undertaking of some description, but with Venus hidden away in the zone of shadows, a love affair could be in the mix. You can only operate on the facts. Your intuition could be faulty and other people’s opinions may be completely skewed. If you can wait until you are certain of the situation, do so, but should you be under pressure of time, leave feelings out of the equation and use your common sense.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20-Feb 18)
Not the time to take a leap of faith.
It’s not easy making a hard decision, but it is the right thing to do now should you be basing your judgment on facts and figures. Venus in the area of life-direction and career is squaring Saturn in your sign, so it is both the time to take on greater responsibilities and a time to accept that some situations were simply not built to last. Slightly complicating matters is the Sun’s opposition to Neptune, which could be clouding your judgment and making it difficult to see the way ahead – a factor which may also affect travel. Take it slowly.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Build your dreams with bricks and mortar, not hot air.
We have to have dreams, otherwise we’d never achieve anything we desired in life, but it is important to recognize the difference between wanting and hoping for the impossible and knowing that with a lot of hard work and the occasional spot of sheer good luck we can reach our objectives. Especially where the heart is concerned, avoid obeying the voice of your desires and dreams; base your actions on what you absolutely know. And in general, question the veracity of offers and information. There are some rum ours and theories doing the rounds that have no basis in truth whatsoever.

CANCER (June 21- July 22)
Sharpening your sword.
Mars reaches the base of your solar chart, all set to energize all things domestic. During the next few weeks, you may embark on a home-improvement campaign or property matters in general could become a major focus. However, Mars isn’t all get-up-and-go, it can inspire conflict and increase the level of static across the board. With this in mind, make a determined effort to let bygones be bygones and to accept that some people, even some family members, are troublemakers but this doesn’t make them bad people or even unlovable people. You may also need to get yourself acquainted with the legalities or technical details of a situation, so that you can counter any unexpected challenges.

VIRGO (Aug 24-Sept22)
Separating fact from fiction.
In mid-March, the Sun conjoined Neptune in the zone of relating; now the sun is at the opposite point in the zodiac, shedding light on events of the time, possibly even revealing where you were misled or mistaken. And by the same token, you need to ensure that you are not currently being lied to or led astray. Of course, Neptune influences inspire our souls and imagination, so you may be full of wonderful ideas and sharing magical feelings with someone, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to be on the alert for mis-information and people who wouldn’t know the truth if it was emblazoned on their phone screens.

SCORPIO (Oct 23-Nov 21)
If it’s broken, fix it.
Venus has only just begun its transit of your sign and plenty of positive developments lie ahead, however, this week Venus squares Saturn, and that almost always reveals a weakness in your perfect plans. But plans were made to be reworked and rather than bursting your balloon events should inspire you onward and upward. Love and romance are often the focus for difficulties when Saturn is in the mix, although if you were thinking of making a relationship permanent or joining forces with someone, you need some Saturnian glue. Just make sure that you have the correct information and that you’re not leaping to conclusions

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 - Jan 19)
Stand in your truth.
The way a situation looks right now may not be the reality so it will behoove you to wait until all the pieces of the puzzle are in the correct places. The Capricorn Goat is a sure-footed creature, keeping to tried and tested terrain and only heading up to loftier parts with a firm plan in place. Yet it’s rarely possible to negotiate the path of true love in this way. Feelings matter, and they belong in the realm of the irrational. While Venus and Saturn can preside over done deals, they can also place fears and doubts over affairs of the heart. As long as you know the truth of your feelings, that’s all that matters for the moment.

PISCES (Feb 19-Mar 20)
What you see is not always what you get.
In the middle of March, the Sun in your sign conjoined Neptune and now the Sun has reached the opposite point in the zodiac. These two time periods may well be connected, so any mysterious developments could have their origins in March as will any great and good occurrences. Not every Piscean will be able to connect the dots but in this kind of astrological climate it will be important to register your feelings but not act on them unless you are absolutely sure of your position. You need to bear in mind that some aspects of current situations could be obscured.