Your Horoscope This Week

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Peace at any price? Probably not gonna happen this week. Radical Uranus faces off with Jupiter, the planet of higher truths, putting our ideals front and center. This revolutionary transit is incredibly rare, but in 2017 it happened twice, Thursday being the second exact hit. The first took place on March 3, so swipe back in your calendar. What were you protesting this spring? (Or what weren't you? Rage!) Another call to action will sound this week — and people may need to mobilize to get a unified message across. Warning: Tempers could flare and conflicts could get combustible. For best results, make your point proactively instead of getting sucked into a low-vibes Battle Royale.
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Fortunately, Jupiter is still touring peacekeeping Libra until October 10, which will keep a semblance of harmony afoot. And on Saturday, messenger Mercury sweeps into Libra, joining Jupiter and the sun in efforts to make this a revolution of love. With mindful Mercury in the sign of fairness and equilibrium from Saturday until October 17, peace treaties could emerge — even where little hope was left. Do your part: Declare a cease fire and stop throwing shade. As within, so without.
Romantically, this Mercury cycle could spur an epic case of the butterflies. But forget about keeping things undefined. Libra is the sign of committed relationships, so only the keepers will make the cut!
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Libra
September 23 to October 22

Goals, goals goals! Last Friday, the sun swept into Libra and poured Miracle-Gro on all your dreams. But this week, that zeal could leave you feeling a tad overwhelmed — especially if you decided to tackle one of the longstanding items on your bucket list. Yep, it's equal parts exhilarating and terrifying! Wednesday's quarter moon in Capricorn and your emotional fourth house can help you get centered. Tune in to your feelings. It's normal to be scared, but maybe there are some practical issues you actually need to work out before you "just do it." This lunar lift also reminds you that you don't have to go it alone. Family and friends who love you will be your ultimate support system. Let them in on your ambitious scheme. If you don't need their guidance, at least you can get their blessings.

Your gift of gab is off the charts starting Saturday as mouthy Mercury makes his annual stopover to your sign. Until October 17, you could sell Pumpkin Spice Lattes to a lead barista. Use your compelling skills to forward one of your personal passions. You might even find your way to the stage or podium. And while your sign is known for being conflict-averse, embrace the spirit of healthy competition. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, Libra. Make it obvious that you want it that way and radar in on the people who can actually help you bring that vision to life.
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Scorpio
October 23 to November 21

Closure? Yes, please. You're so ready to put an awkward (or painful) situation behind you. But is there one last person to talk to, Scorpio? A few choice words that need to be spoken aloud? This Wednesday's quarter moon in Capricorn and your third house of communication can help you find the best outlet for freeing your soul. If meeting the offending party will just open up a partially-healed wound, don't do it. Vent to your therapist or have a friend role-play the conflict with you so you can just get it out of your system. But if you feel it will push progress to have a heart-to-heart, schedule a date midweek. Just remember: Effective communication requires keen listening, not just a well-rehearsed monologue.

Did your weekend plans involve boozy brunches and lounging on the couch in your sweats? Rewind! This Saturday, mindful Mercury parks in Libra and your 12th house of healing until October 17. Turn your attention in a cleaner, greener direction — and get a strong foothold in those healthier habits to avoid any escapist urges this Mercury cycle can churn up. How about a vegan picnic and a group hike? (New Yorkers, you need to check out these trails.) Do make sure you have plenty of down time, though, because your daydreams (and actual dreams) will be epic. When it comes to socializing, your soulful and creative friends are the ones to call. Deep conversations are all you'll have the patience for over the coming few weeks and you need to talk to people who inspire you, not drag you down.
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Sagittarius
November 22 to December 21

The ceiling can't hold a Sagittarius — and the sky is rarely the limit. But try to touch down to base this week. You need to set up a solid launch pad for your next flight to Mars! (Or whatever planet you're headed to next.) This Wednesday's quarter moon in Capricorn brings its balancing energy to your second house of practical magic. Handle all those annoyingly inconvenient details like paying your bills, cleaning up your spaces, and getting appointments plugged into your calendar. You'll declutter your psyche in the process — sweet serenity! Have you been working hard for not enough gain? It may be time to bump up your rates or ask for a raise. Even if it's incremental instead of huge, every bit counts.

Unleash your super-connector skills this Saturday. You're the queen bee of the hive (and the hive mind) until October 17 as mental Mercury buzzes into your 11th house of community. Playing entertainment director for your squad just comes naturally to you, whether you're organizing a book club or renting a giant house for a weekend getaway. But don't be possessive with your pals! Make introductions when you get the intuitive hit that certain friends need to meet each other. If they go off and form an independent bond, it doesn't water down the connection you share. Looking for a new social outlet? You could find your high-vibe tribe by getting involved in politics, activism, or a humanitarian organization.
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Capricorn
December 22 to January 19

Change is in the air! That's not news your steady sign always loves to hear, but relax, this shift will be gentle on your system. Wednesday's quarter moon shines its balancing beams on your sign, bringing energy to your personal goals and vision of success. Like Capricorn Issa Rae — who went from media mogul to Cover Girl with zero awkwardness — you could reveal a new dimension of your personality to the world. Since this is a moderate quarter moon (instead of a provocative full moon, say) you can start smaller, sharing with your trusted friends before blasting any updates out to the social media stratosphere. Feel like debuting a fresh style for fall? No need to overhaul your entire wardrobe. Check out this haircut inspo and give that choppy lob a whirl.

Do make sure your new look is office appropriate. From Saturday until October 17, communicator Mercury moves into Libra and your 10th house of career. Work events could bleed into your social time — even a casual group hang could morph into a spontaneous opportunity to swap business cards. Hit the networking circuit or the team-building happy hours. It isn't news to your well-connected sign that when it comes to success, it's all about who you know.
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Aquarius
January 20 to February 18

Limits? What are those? What others consider impossible is only the first stage of an exhilarating challenge for you. But how far will you go just to prove people wrong? This Wednesday's quarter moon in Capricorn could illuminate a breaking point. You may be so swept up in the drama that you've lost sight of what really matters. Is gaining the upper hand really worth it? You may be giving an unworthy person far too much power over your life. Stepping out of the ring might be an act of self-preservation. Once you've regained your senses, you might realize that it's best to keep your distance from this energy vampire — or at least give yourself time to disconnect from their allure.

On tap this weekend: unfiltered truth serum. Mouthy Mercury sweeps into Libra and your honest-to-a-fault ninth house from Saturday until October 17. You cannot tell a lie, not even a fib, for the coming few weeks. But what you should try to do is use some tact. You can still get your point across without bashing people with your truth hammer. Think about how it feels when the shoe is on the other foot. Do unto others, Aquarius, and deploy a little more compassion than you normally might. This Mercury cycle will pique your interest in cultures outside of your own. Download that Duolingo app and start learning a new language. This could be a step in the direction of your next epic vacation.
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Pisces
February 19 to March 20

Been flying too low under the radar, Pisces? Come back! (Your friends are about to file a missing persons report.) But don't feel obligated to reach out to every rando on your contact list. This Wednesday's balancing quarter moon lights up your 11th house of community, helping you curate the right social circle for the rest of 2017. Your time is valuable, so give it to the people who you know in your heart care about you. Before the week is through, you could become more involved with a particular organization. Though you have 1,001 interests, don't spread yourself too thin. Pick a couple pursuits and give them your undivided attention.

Starting Saturday, your powers of attraction become ultra-magnetic as messenger Mercury slips into Libra and your erotic eighth house. There won't be a shortage of interested parties between now and October 17 — but you're holding out for a mind-body-soul connection. With minimal effort, you'll send out some pretty sexy signals. Seducing the masses is half the fun. Warning: The lure of a cat and mouse game could lead you down a tricky path. Careful, Pisces! Do you really want to spend the rest of fall obsessing? Choose your bait wisely.
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Aries
March 21 to April 19

In true Aries fashion, you've been speeding along life's superhighway — and even more so since the fall productivity vibes kicked in. But pull over for a pit stop this week and assess your progress. Wednesday's quarter moon in Capricorn shines its balancing beams on your 10th house of ambition. Are some of your goals a little too far-reaching? Have you assembled the right team? Make the necessary tweaks — even if that means downsizing your initial plan (for phase one, at least) so you don't overspend or overcommit.

Besides, you'll need room in your schedule for more than just planning your forthcoming world domination. On Saturday, sweet-talking Mercury rolls into Libra and joins the sun in your relationship corner until October 17. Discussing "we-based" scenarios isn't always your independent sign's favorite thing, but for the coming few weeks, you could surprise yourself by initiating those very talks. And if you need to smooth ruffled feathers in existing relationships, this weekend is perfect for staging a heart to heart. And whether you're trying or not, you could attract a keeper!
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Taurus
April 20 to May 20

Feeling stuck in a rut? This week, the stars put chains on your tires and tow you out of that ditch. Think big picture: Wednesday's quarter moon can definitely help. What would help you expand, Taurus: signing up for a workshop, taking a motivational seminar, a change of scenery? The flood of lunar inspiration might even point you to a faraway corner of the world. No, you don't have to permanently relocate to San Francisco or Sydney (this is a quarter moon, so its effects are more chill). But if life's been a little too staid, vacationing in an unexplored zip code (or country code) could reboot your motivation. Close to home, this is a week for cross-cultural networking. Diversify your social portfolio and mingle multiculturally, even if there's a social learning curve involved.

This weekend, your practical magic will be appreciated once again as messenger Mercury sweeps into Libra and your systematic sixth house. You like to plan, Taurus, and it's not always easy to get your people to commit. But you have to keep things moving now — with or without them! Feel free to obsess over the details while Mercury is here until October 17. Those "little things" can actually be a big deal and over the coming few weeks. they'll separate you from the rest at work and in love! Set up some wellness goals and find a studio that also suits your social style. New friends are just a ClassPass away.
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Gemini
May 21 to June 20

Rolling in the deep? Some days you're into it, Gemini, and other times that level of bonding can just make it hard for you to breathe. This Wednesday's quarter moon in Capricorn and your eighth house of intimacy will help you regain equilibrium. Maybe you promised too much —hey, you were having a moment — and now people have (ugh) expectations. You don't have to exhaust yourself to make good on the plan or worse, go MIA to avoid people you actually adore. Just have an honest talk about how you overshot the mark. Are you craving "more" from a certain someone? Test the waters with a small, but obvious, gesture of interest before the workweek is through.

Have you been waiting from the right moment to wear that get-up inspired by London Fashion Week — the one that leans heavily towards the maximalist? Pull your statement pieces to the front of your closet on Saturday as messenger Mercury flings into your flamboyant fifth house until October 17. Let yourself be seen and appreciated, Gemini! If you're a performer, the stage (and camera) love you, darling. Book those gigs! Romantically, you're basically a shameless flirt for the coming few weeks. Take advantage of this uncensored vibe and make your move! Attached? Take charge of the date-planning and get some epic memories dialed in by mid-October. While you're out enjoying yourselves, be sure to bring up "what's next for the two of us."
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Cancer
June 21 to July 22

Lately, has it felt like the give and take has been off-balance with the people you love? That's an easy — and necessary — fix this week, thanks to Wednesday's harmonizing quarter moon in your relationship house. Relationships can only run on auto-pilot for so long before you have to communicate. Instead of blowing up at that "selfish narcissist" who was once the apple of your eye, sit down for a discussion about cooperation. Could it be that you haven't vocalized your needs? People don't usually get the hint that you're upset if you keep on giving in the hopes that they'll reciprocate in kind. Spell it out for 'em, Cancer — even put your requests in writing if you're dealing with someone who is busy or legit forgetful.

Your sentimental side takes the wheel this weekend as communication planet Mercury nestles into Libra and your emo fourth house. Keep a pack of tissues in your purse between now and October 17, because you could well up at the slightest provocation — puppies, babies, your friend's Instagram engagement party pics. During this family-friendly cycle, interest may grow in your own roots. Check out ancestry.com or do a 23andme.com test to find out the full story of your genealogical background. A short visit to relatives — even to meet some long-lost cousins — could be a fun weekend trip.
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Leo
July 23 to August 22

Intensity alert! It's one thing to let people know that you're interested, Leo, but is your admiration verging on thirsty? If a certain someone hasn't been matching your zeal, don't keep pushing it. Wednesday's quarter moon calls for emotional equilibrium and that might require some self-discipline on your part. People can be guarded about their personal time and space. Think about it this way: By pulling back, you’re signaling to them that you respect their autonomy. Sure, there might be a little "game playing" involved here. But it will be worth it later when your heartfelt texts get an in-kind response, not just some corny emoji.

If bae or a BFF has become your "everything," that changes on Saturday. Social Mercury sweeps into Libra and your communal 11th house and your popularity shoots to the moon. Don't say "yes" to every random invite that comes in this weekend. Mercury hangs out here until October 14 and the offers will keep getting better and better. But if you're genuinely excited, say "yes" — and stick to the commitment once you’ve made it! You might even organize some excursions for your entourage: maybe a day trip to pick apples and check out antiques or a group rental of an Airbnb on an upcoming weekend. Let the fun begin!
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Virgo
August 23 to September 22

Be still, thy beating heart! Have you been playing it cool with your crush du jour? Wednesday's quarter moon in Capricorn could move the needle in a more passionate direction. You don't have to gush or make a sloppy-drunk spectacle of yourself. Quarter moons keep you more composed than that. But it's not exactly working to be the demure damsel, either. There might never be a "right moment" to lay your heart on the line. At some point, you have to take the risk and face "rejection," Virgo. Get at least a couple of your burning questions answered this workweek. If you're single, hop on the dating apps and put an end to that dry spell!

On Saturday, your galactic guardian Mercury bids you adieu, ending a extra-long (and extra-expressive) tour through Virgo that began on July 25. Yes, this also included a retrograde, so you've no doubt weathered a few miscommunications along the way. For the most part, it's been fun attracting all that energy and attention. But you've also been scattered AF, which is hard for your industrious sign. This weekend, you can hunker down and focus again as mindful Mercury parks in your project-managing second house until October 17. Budgets! Timelines! Production schedules! You're all about it now, so whip that unwieldy mission into shape, with an eye towards refueling your somewhat-depleted bank account.
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