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Your Weekly Horoscopes: September 18 to 23, 2022

Libra season begins on the 22nd bringing some beauty and balance to what has been a slightly chaotic September. Happy birthday to our witty, gracious and (sometimes) perfectionist Libras like Hilary Duff, Usher and Gwen Stefani.

The moon is waning this week so energy might be lower than usual. With Mercury still retrograde, focus on review and closure rather than starting anything new. On the 23rd though, as Mercury meets the sun, you may get a clear download about the best way to move forward when things pick up again.

Libra’s ruling planet Venus connects with both Uranus and Neptune this week, bringing the spirit of innovation and romance to all kinds of relationships. Sometimes tradition and reality are absolutely overrated. Try something magical instead.

(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)

Libra season is all about meeting others where you’re currently at, Aries. Why rush into a new relationship when you don’t have all the information yet? As Mercury meets the sun on the 23rd, you get a very clear message about whether the connections you’re cultivating are actually worth it. Being on the same page isn’t a guarantee and often requires constant maintenance. Who still makes it feel effortless?

This week’s mantra: “I see you.”

Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Libra season is about getting back to the grind for you, Taurus. How can you structure your routines so they actually support you rather than leaving you feeling like you can never quite catch up? That said, it’s better to spend this week cleaning up your home office and releasing things that are out of your control than starting anything new. As Venus opposes Neptune on the 23rd, you get one last romantic surprise before going full work mode.

This week’s mantra: “I can do less.”

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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

Libra season is all about having fun, Gemini. As Mercury meets the sun on the 23rd, you have an interesting encounter with a past lover or creative collaborator that leaves you inspired and ready to get back into the game. Are you denying yourself simple pleasures  in pursuit of doing what you’re “supposed to do”? How can you better nurture your inner child through artistry, romance and play? There will always be more work to do, but this week, focus on doing only what you want.

This week’s mantra: “I do what I want.”

Cancer (June 21 - July 22)

Libra season is a homecoming for you, Cancer. Whether you’re heading to your hometown for a holiday visit or hosting loved ones in your own space, this week provides opportunity for some much needed quality time. No matter how much you love your family though, it’s never easy to revisit the past. As Mercury retrograde meets the sun on the 23rd, you have a breakthrough about relationship dynamics in your inner circle. Who provides your strongest foundation?

This week’s mantra: “I’m solid in my foundation.”

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Leo (July 23 - Aug 22)

Libra season is about getting back on track for you, Leo. After all the chaos of this summer, you let many of your daily routines go to the wayside. But this week, you’re inspired to clear your schedule as much as possible, tidy the house, and be super intentional about who and what you’re giving your time. It’s especially important to create some firm communication boundaries this week. Who are you giving too much of your time and space?

This week’s mantra: “My environment is a temple.”

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Virgo (August 23 - September 23)

More than most, you’re ready to have a Hot Girl Autumn, Virgo. Libra season is all about treating yourself so put on that cute new sweater, grab a pumpkin spice latte and cozy up at the café. It’s time to focus on work that sustains you and makes you feel fulfilled (and look cute doing it!) As Mercury retrograde meets the sun on the 23rd, you get some clarity about what you want vs. what you need. 

This week’s mantra: “I can have it all!”

Libra (September 23 - October 21)

It’s finally your season, Libra! With Mercury retrograde in your sign for the last couple weeks, you’ve already been feeling like the main character, and this week only increases that energy! As Mercury retrograde meets the sun in your sign on the 23rd, you get a clear download about your sense of self, image and identity. You’re hot and everyone should know about it! Throw on your favorite outfit and celebrate yourself!

This week’s mantra: “I am everything!”

Scorpio (October 22 - November 21)

Libra season arrives on the 22nd and with it comes your most introspective time of year. While everyone else is planning idyllic apple picking trips, cozy backyard fire pit hangs and spiked apple cider dates, you’re content to stay home and spend some quality time with yourself. That said, as Venus connects with Neptune on the 23rd, you may get an enticing date offer that pulls you out of your solitude.

This week’s mantra: “I’m all that I need.”

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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)

Too much growth at once has left your head spinning, Sagittarius. Virgo season put your career and relationships into overdrive, but now Libra season is here to help you focus on balance and achieving your dreams. Mercury retrograde meets the sun on the 23rd, leading you to question whether you’re on a path toward the life you actually want or just doing what everyone else thinks you should be doing. A coffee date with a trusted friend or coworker clarifies your path and brings inspiration.

This week’s mantra: “My dreams are worthwhile.”

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Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)

Libra season brings a period of recalibration for your career, Capricorn. How are you showing up to lead your team? Is it time to step away from projects or passions that are no longer serving you? Who makes you feel respected and heard? As Mercury meets the sun on the 23rd, a talk with your boss helps clarify your goals for the next few weeks (and even the next six months). Time to take something that’s stressing you out off your plate so you can get back to the things that excite you.

This week’s mantra: “Work smarter, not harder.”

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Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)

For you Aquarius, Libra season is all about exploration. As Mercury meets the sun on the 23rd, you finally have a moment to pick up that book you were so excited to crack into a few weeks ago. Read carefully as there’s something resonant (and possibly life changing!) in what you’re learning right now. This is also a great week to get back into a spiritual practice, do travel research for your next trip or get back into Duolingo. Open up your mind!

This week’s mantra: “Wide open spaces!”

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Pisces (February 19 - March 20)

Libra season is a sticky time of year for you, Pisces. While everyone else seems to be taking in the delights of fall, you’re feeling heavy under the weight of debt: both financial and emotional. That said, this is a great time of year to settle overdue bills, purge emotional hang ups and clear all those dusty skeletons out of your closet. As Mercury retrograde meets the sun on the 23rd, you have a clarifying breakthrough in therapy that helps you move forward.

This week’s mantra: “I release what no longer serves me.”

Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can subscribe to her newsletter for more musings on the stars.