Weekly Horoscope: How You Can Best Navigate This Week's Up-In-The-Air Energy
Today's full moon is a major confidence boost.
Love being in the spotlight? Your catwalk moment has arrived, thanks to the full moon in flamboyant Aries—which will light up the skies on Monday, September 24. Sashay! Shante! Werk! These fearless, forthright beams can make even the shyest human feel uncharacteristically bold. So what have you been working on for the past six months?
Flip back to April 15, the date of the corresponding new moon in Aries. That lunar lift may now be ready for a full-scale launch. Trot it out in the early part of the week, even if you're just "beta-testing" with your closest crew. But don't play it too safe! The zodiac's Ram brings a blithe boost to our confidence. Audience receptivity isn't really the point of this full moon; it's more about daring to put yourself out there, unvarnished, fully authentic and 100 percent amazing—as YOU define it. "Know thyself" is this full moon's commandment. In the early part of the week, it's going to be a lot easier to say no to what you DON'T want...and then, a resounding yes to what you do.
Competition could get fierce since Aries has an "all about me" vibe that can never quite get enough attention. Make room onstage for others to shine instead of fighting for headliner status. Along with suppressed mojo can come a wave of buried anger. Hit the boxing gym, vent to a levelheaded third party, scream into a karaoke mic...just don't escalate the drama!
On Tuesday, a clash will bring up some difficult decisions.
On Tuesday, it may be hard to stay neutral as stalwart Saturn in Capricorn clashes with the fair-minded Libra Sun. Libra's solar power brings objectivity, helping us see "both sides" of every argument. But as the saying goes, he who stands for nothing falls for everything. Trying to be high-minded or uninvolved could tear down loyalty among the ranks. People will want to know: Are you with us or against us? This can force some folks to make a difficult decision, either abandoning groupthink or choosing to go along for the strength of the team. It's ultimately up to every individual to decide what's more important. Since el Sol will make a second cosmic connection on Thursday—to indie-spirited Mars, who is paradoxically on tour through communal Aquarius, this is not going to be an easy choice! Perhaps there's a way to work through the conflicted feelings within "the family" by talking it out…and talking some more. Thursday's dynamic Sun-Mars trine can help us hash things out privately instead of getting into a Facebook Timeline smackdown.
On Sunday, Pluto goes direct, and it could shine a light on some uncomfortable truths.
On Sunday, enigmatic Pluto rouses from his annual retrograde, which began on April 22. Like a cranky toddler waking up from a nap, this about-face (called a "station" in astrospeak) might leave us feeling a bit out of sorts. What's real and what's a ruse? And who can we REALLY trust? With the cosmic overlord in snooze mode for the past five months, it has NOT been easy to tell. In the days ahead, we can tap back into Pluto's sleuthing skills to get to the bottom of any unsolved mysteries. Pluto is now into the second half of his 2008-2024 tour of Capricorn, the sign that rules governments, corporations, and the patriarchy. We've seen our share of volcanic eruptions and seismic shifts over the past 10 years. With Pluto—which also governs money, sex, and power—snapping back into action, clandestine activity could be exposed. To wit, just days after Pluto turned direct in 2017, Harvey Weinstein's crimes were exposed.
On a personal note, Pluto's backspin may have left some of us stuck with stormier thoughts. As the dwarf planet shifts into drive for the coming seven months, we'll feel more motivated to tackle those tough sticking points, addictive tendencies, and compulsive behaviors. Although a sexy cat-and-mouse game can be fun, some semblance of transparency will be necessary in order to form the unbreakable bonds that Pluto demands.
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