Your Weekly Horoscopes: September 17 to 23, 2023

So long, Virgo season. Hello, Libra.

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For those of us white knuckling those lazy-hazy-crazy-days of summer long past Labor Day, this week is the real last call as Virgo season comes to a close. And what a last hurrah it is! 

On the 17th, Venus squares off with Jupiter (an ongoing influence that previously went exact on June 11th and August 22nd) bringing fun-loving, optimistic and indulgent vibes to the forefront. Of course, there can always be too much of a good thing, but in this economy? We’ll take all the support and good feelings we can get! Just be cautious around anything that seems too confusing or unclear as the sun opposes hazy Neptune on the 19th making it very easy to fall down rabbit holes. The sun then connects with Pluto on the 21st upping feelings of power, confidence and influence. 

The autumn equinox arrives on the 23rd welcoming Libra season! Happy solar return to our favorite tastemaker Venusians in good company with Libra queens like Hilary Duff, Kim Kardashian and Bella Hadid.  

(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that sign too will provide further insight.)

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Aries (March 21 - April 19)

Your to-do list feels endless this week as deadlines arrive for every responsibility you took on during Virgo season. The sense of accomplishment is satisfying but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for burnout. Remember to hydrate and take a break, especially on the 19th when a nap definitely sounds more enticing than that big meeting.

This week’s mantra: “Onward!”

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(April 20 - May 20)

On the one hand, you’re feeling very content and satisfied this week as some big risks you took over the summer (and really over the last couple years) are finally paying off. On the other hand, you’re still feeling pulled in a lot of different directions and confused about which you should prioritize. It’s OK to put things off for now and delay making a final decision. 

This week’s mantra: “Ponder.”

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(May 21 - June 20)

Your best ideas might come to you in a daydream this week, so keep a journal next to your bed and leave time to process any/all creative visions. Your home and family continue to be a major focus but a confusing situation at work might have you once again questioning the work/life balance that you thought you’d finally mastered.

This week’s mantra: “Awake.”

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(June 21 - July 22)

This week you finally get some power back! There’s that one relationship dynamic that’s been making you feel less than for a while now. It’s not that anyone was trying to put you down, but it’s never good to feel like you’re not being heard. Take this win and run with it, but remember not to get ahead of yourself. You won’t get into trouble if you manage expectations.

This week’s mantra: “Realistic.”

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(July 23 - Aug 22)

No matter where you’re at on your personal finance journey, Virgo season has been about redoing your budget and facing reality. But this week you’re tempted to make a big purchase that will force you back to the drawing board as far as the budget goes. Keep in mind that Neptune’s hazy influence might be making this investment seem smarter than it is (especially on the 19th). It doesn’t hurt to wait it out.

This week’s mantra: “Practical.”

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(August 23 - September 23)

Oh, the places you’ll go! At least in your mind! This week has you daydreaming about your next big vacation and more importantly, who’s going to take you on it! It’s been a season of serious self-reflection and this week you’re feeling crushed out and ready to throw yourself into another person. With hazy Neptune hanging heavy on the 19th though, relationships may not be what they seem. Don’t rush into anything yet.

This week’s mantra: “Grounded.”

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(September 23 - October 21)

Your season arrives at the end of the week, Libra! Happy solar return! You’re about to enter the part of the year where you feel most seen and like yourself. That said, until the 23rd, you prefer to remain at a remove. You’ve learned so much over the last several months about who you want to be in community with—don’t jump into a commitment just to avoid discomfort. 

This week’s mantra: “Passage.”

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(October 22 - November 21)

That big leap you took back in June or August to save a relationship or propel your career (or both) pays off in a big way this week. What might feel frustrating is that you still have to get through a few final assignments when you’d rather just relax. Once Libra season begins on the 23rd, you enter your annual retreat time. Enjoy the rest

This week’s mantra: “Finale.”

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(November 22 - December 21)

As much as you’re craving consistency in your daily tasks, this week you get yet another exciting opportunity that changes up your schedule. This could relate to an offer you got back in June or August or could be something completely new! Making room to explore (whether that’s through travel, education or spirituality) should be a top priority. 

This week’s mantra: “Vision.”

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(December 22 - January 19)

This is a week to take a literal or figurative gamble. You spent a lot of this summer managing some very sensitive power dynamics and rolling over for everyone else’s needs. What if you were the one being lifted up for a change? Though it might feel easier to go at it alone, asking for support opens up more paths than you previously imagined. 

This week’s mantra: “Risk.”

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(January 20 - February 18)

Libra season begins on the 23rd and is your call to adventure! But before you hop on the plane, you need to pay some final respects (and debts!). The last few weeks have been focused on reconciliation—whether that’s meeting up with an ex or balancing your checkbook, and on the 19th, you feel confused and overwhelmed about it all. Remember: just because you’re emotional at this moment doesn’t mean all the work has been undone. 

This week’s mantra: “Calm.”

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(February 19 - March 20)

Relationships (and not just romantic ones!) have been your focus for the last few weeks, and now you find yourself curious about taking one to the next level. Be cautious about what you agree to on the 19th when Neptune’s hazy influence makes everything feel more magical than it really is. Once Libra season begins on the 23rd, you feel clearer about your needs. 

This week’s mantra: “Wait.”



Jaime Wright is an astrologer and writer based in NYC. She has been writing PureWow’s weekly and monthly horoscope columns since 2019, and also authors the cult favorite...