Your horoscope for September 21 to 27, 2017

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      Harvest season begins with the sun’s entrance into Libra at 1:02 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Friday.

      Indigenous cultures and many spiritual practices commonly regard the four focal points of the year (the solstices and equinoxes) as pivotal points regarding the inner spiritual journey. “Equal night” (the meaning of the Latin equinox) begins a more conscious reflection on the edibles and discards of the harvest to date. Certainly, there is a lot to process. Weighing the past against the present, the sun’s exit out of Virgo and into Libra (the evaluation archetype) now sets a higher premium on creating a better equilibrium. Personal planets Venus, Mercury, and Mars in Virgo continue their focus on the necessary improvements and upgrades.

      The autumn equinox is accompanied by Mercury/Pluto (trine aspect). This task-driven combination is useful for locking onto the objective with greater precision. It’s an efficient combination for research and detective work, for devising and implementing a more workable strategy. Use this transit to apply for a job or funding, plead your case, negotiate, sell, or tackle the work. Saturday’s Venus/Juno benefits contracts and commitments. Whether business-, pleasure-, heart-, or lust-driven, Thursday to Saturday are your best days to win them over.

      Sunday’s Mars/Neptune can also be good for testing your swagger; on the flip side, though, know you can buy into an illusion. It’s easy to lose sight or momentum. It’s good for creative conjuring, catching up on rest, sleep, romance, or spiritual replenishment.

      Monday’s Mercury/Saturn can make for a reluctant, slow, or late start. However, Jupiter/Uranus is on a kick-it-up, reaching an opportune breakthrough late Wednesday.

      March 20 - April 20

      Busy? You bet. Venus, freshly into Virgo, supplies extra motivation and/or need but also helps you make better use of resources and efforts. Friday’s autumn equinox/the Libra sun puts a key relationship or money matter to the forefront. Thursday to Saturday, buy, sell, sign it, or work on it. Sunday onward, some things go as expected; some don’t.

      April 20 - May 21

      Mercury, Mars, and now Venus in the sign of Virgo keep the action going strong. They also pump you full of energy, motivation, and can-do. Friday/Saturday, make your power play. Ideas, words, and timing; Mercury/Pluto loans you added sway and charisma. Sunday, you can be seduced—by yourself or by advertising. Monday/Tuesday, there’s stuff to get through. Wednesday/Thursday, it’s big; it’s life on the go.

      May 21 - June 21

      Home is a busy place. Looking back and thinking forward, your mind stays extra busy too. Venus in Virgo and the sun in Libra help you get a better handle on it, them, and yourself. Thursday to Saturday, apply yourself. Take it on; it comes together well. Wednesday/Thursday, Jupiter/Uranus puts you in the know or on the go, perhaps suddenly so.

      June 21 - July 22

      Beyond your control, with or without your active pursuit, potentials are progressively revealing themselves. Mercury, Mars, and Venus in Virgo set the reality onto its next track. Wednesday/Thursday gives you a lot more to go on. To the plus, the transits are opportune, corrective, and solution-generating. Keep looking; keep trying; keep working on it. Talk it out; ask more questions; feel it out.

      July 22 - August 23

      Get it cleaned up; reduce and reuse where possible. Aim to put your time, your money, and your heart to better use. Even if you can’t stick to the budget or the plan, you are further ahead to having either one. Thursday to Saturday, get it said and work it out. Take it on; make it happen. Sunday onward, one thing sets up the next.

      August 23 - September 23

      The sun ditches Virgo for Libra on Friday, but you’re on the gain with Mercury, Mars, and now Venus, fresh at it in your sign. The combo loans you an upgrade of “I am, I will, and I deserve.” Through Saturday, you’ll find the ability to express, engage, think it through, retain information, and make smarter choices. Sunday through Wednesday, stay open-ended and open-minded.

      September 23 - October 23

      If you can, steal away extra time to yourself to reflect, study, or get it sorted out. Less distraction and more “me time” or away time can only do you good. Do not ignore a hint, an impression, or your body’s signals. Get it repaired before it’s a bigger issue. Building to Wednesday/Thursday, Jupiter/Uranus sets you onto full steam ahead, perhaps unexpectedly so.

      October 23 - November 22

      You don’t have time to sit around! Mercury, Mars, and Venus will continue to keep you busy regarding work, the to-do list, and the people interface. Put your creative smarts into action Thursday to Sunday. Your power of persuasion is at its peak. Monday/Tuesday, shift tracks; move on. Wednesday/Thursday, Jupiter/Uranus kicks it up a great big notch.

      November 22 - December 21

      Thursday to Saturday sets you onto a productive track. Sunday onward moves you forward too, but with added push and less control. What is no longer useful or purposeful is on its way out. The process allows for an important missing blank to be filled or a key to be found. Building to Wednesday/Thursday, Jupiter/Uranus takes you/it to a whole new level, perhaps unexpectedly so.

      December 21 - January 20

      Some call it intuition; some call it common sense; some call it smarts. Label it any which way: you have it in spades. Through Saturday, your ability to sway is excellent. Aim to get it said, signed, and done. Sunday onward gets you going on something that’s next. Wednesday/Thursday, take a risk; you could strike it hot.

      January 20 - February 18

      The stars pile on extra work or expense. There’s no way to escape or avoid facing what’s necessary, but results spell improvement. Thursday to Saturday are productive. Get at it and talk it out; sign it or buy it. Chill out Sunday. Monday/Tuesday, there’s stuff to work through. Wednesday/Thursday puts you in the know or gain. Timing is everything.

      February 18 - March 20

      Whether work-related, social, or personal, relationships keep your days and/or your mind on the fast spin. Through Saturday, communication tracks are enhanced. There’s a better ability to make an important inroad with a key someone. Sunday is good for creative pursuits or relaxation. Monday/Tuesday keeps it real. Wednesday/Thursday, take your best shot. Jupiter/Uranus cracks it open.