Your horoscope for September 26 to October 2, 2013
Venus continues through Scorpio until October 7. On the outer-world note, Venus draws attention to the power plays, scandals, and hidden agendas of business and finance at the corporate, political, and crime levels. On the personal and soul side, Venus in Scorpio is consumed with penetrating deeper into the recesses of consciousness, desire, and sexuality.
The transiting moon continues in sensitive and nurturing Cancer through Saturday. Stirring the moon’s tides, Thursday’s Venus-Jupiter keeps emotionalism, consumerism, and the search for greater security running high. On the positive, it increases bonding and intimate connectedness. On the financial end, it is a lucrative transit for deal-making and investments. On a cautionary note, guard against overconsumption or obsessive-compulsive tendencies. Too much is not always a good thing.
Early Saturday evening, Venus turns a corner with Mars. This transit signals a get-it-moving time for relationships and financial matters.
Early Sunday morning, Mercury treks into Scorpio. Due to its upcoming retrograde cycle, October 21 to November 10, Mercury will stay in this sign until December 4. While both Venus and Mercury tenant Scorpio, there’s no skirting the conversation. Choices must be made. An empowering choice is inclusive of the whole without a projection placed on others or outside factors. An undermining choice perpetuates that which betrays your/our greater good. Choice-making will prove most rewarding when it is not self-serving but serves one’s higher self and, by extension, all.
March 19 - April 19
Extra pampering is in order as the workweek comes to a close. Order in or let someone do the cooking. You could spend more, but the comfort is worth it. As of Sunday, you should feel like you are back in action. Mercury’s advance into Scorpio on Sunday increases the attention on financial and intimacy matters. By mid-October, it’s a wrap.
April 19 - May 20
You’ll pick up better speed over this next week or so. Keep plugging away but stay open to modifications as you go along. You could change your mind about someone or something, or someone may switch gears on you. Mercury in Scorpio, starting Sunday, calls for you to try a new strategy or option, to reexamine your commitment level, budget, or financial prospects.
May 20 - June 20
Do you feel that you are building up to something or that it’s coming around the bend but you aren’t quite sure of what’s next? You are picking up on the sun’s approach to Pluto-Uranus. Mid–next week takes you over the hump and fast-tracks you on to the next phase. As of Sunday, Mercury sets you to task. The real work begins now.
June 20 - July 22
Dive in, go for it Thursday-Friday. Action-taking should get you someplace good. Working its way through Scorpio through December, Mercury pumps up your drive, charisma, libido, and creative radar. Yes, professionally, personally, romantically, it’s time to get it rocking. Stay ambitious and aim to maximize this stellar boost. Next week gets it off the ground. Stay alert. Seize it when you see it.
July 22 - August 22
Feel it, do it, see where it takes you. The building moment is your strongest asset. A future prospect is about to come into sharper view. In another week or so, you’ll discover what’s involved and what it holds for you. Sunday-Monday, the Leo moon keeps you going strong. Through December, Mercury in Scorpio entrenches you in necessary, even crucial, reform.
August 22 - September 22
A social diversion or shopping weekend hits the spot. Venus and Mars now take you to the next phase of net worth and self-worth actualization. Through December, Mercury in Scorpio prompts deeper insights into your own workings or those of another. Once you understand the score, you’ll navigate and communicate with greater effectiveness and impact.
September 22 - October 22
As the workweek finishes out, it pays to demonstrate a supportive side or to go the extra mile. By the same token, you are likely to find others are sympathetic and willing to work it out for you if they can. Leaving Libra for Scorpio on Sunday, Mercury sharpens your radar and resourcefulness. Through next Thursday, stay alert for a breakthrough or surprise opportunity.
October 22 - November 21
We’re heading into autumn now, but for you it is like a spring season. Venus and Saturn have just completed the manifesting cycle begun in August of 2010 and are already on the clock of a new 14-month foundation-laying phase. It’s also the start of a bigger-picture karmic program. Starting Sunday, Mercury in Scorpio kick-starts a two-month training intensive.
November 21 - December 21
As of the weekend, Venus-Mars produces an energy shift. Going through the motions doesn’t cut it well enough. Greater depth of connection is what you crave. As Mercury works its way through Scorpio, you’ll naturally do more inner searching and review. It’s an ideal transit for creative development or for deepening your commitment to a spiritual practice, to personal healing, and enrichment goals.
December 21 - January 20
A mix of catering to another’s needs along with a reasonable dash of self-pampering covers all the bases this weekend. Looking to increase your paycheque or to create a stronger impact? Ambition serves you well as Mercury treks through Scorpio. Revamp your website, upgrade your services, tell it like it is. Next week gets it cooking.
January 20 - February 18
A catch-up weekend is ideal. Tend to domestic matters and self-care. As of Sunday, Mercury begins a two-month professional-development chapter. Whether through necessity or choice, it’s a time to drive yourself harder, to reduce your debt or overhead, and to dedicate yourself to your get-ahead. Mid–next week brings the unexpected.
February 18 - March 19
You’ll keep knocking it down and hitting it just right through Saturday. Mercury’s advance into Scorpio on Sunday begins a two-month confidence-building cycle. You should feel that you are having a positive impact on others and that you are getting someplace good for yourself, too. Next week, watch for fresh opportunity or better pickings.