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Your Weekly Horoscopes: September 20 to 26, 2020

The fall equinox welcomes us to Libra season on Tuesday the 22nd. Happy birthday to our sophisticated and balanced babes like forever-teen icons Hilary Duff and Alicia Silverstone. But this week, unfortunately, isn’t all crisp wind, wool sweaters and freshly baked apple cider doughnuts. Mercury, the planet that rules our communications, makes harsh aspects throughout the week—on Monday the 21st with life-changing Pluto; Wednesday the 23rd with rule enforcer Saturn; and on Thursday the 24th with aggressive Mars retrograde. Together, these cosmic happenings are bringing about strange encounters and spontaneous choices which result in a lot of hard work. We’re feeling defensive and uncomfortable and even with all the polite Libra energy, we can’t keep our hot takes to ourselves. It’s going to get loud! Be gentle with yourself and be even gentler with others. Know what’s worth a fight.

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

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6 Libra  

It’s difficult to put yourself first, but if you ever want things to change, you have to lead from your own needs and desires. Everyone else can wait. The sun enters your sign on the 22nd which is like a homecoming for your self-care. Buy yourself flowers, put on that outfit you’ve been saving for a “special occasion” and do something joyous and simple, like reading an actually-good erotic novel or repotting your plants. On the 24th, you get into an out-of-character argument with someone important. Don’t rush to apologize unless you really mean it.

This week’s mantra: Trust your own opinion.

7 Scorpio  

It’s time to rest, dear Scorpio. Seriously. Libra season is your power down time as the sun travels through your unconscious sector for the next month. Though you might feel anxious, out of the loop or like everyone else is moving at a faster pace, take things as slow as you can. When you stop trying to match everyone else’s speed, you find your own tempo. On the 24th, a health issue, pet worry or admin nightmare that you’ve been avoiding must be handled. What if you let yourself go through the motions with ease?

This week’s mantra: Not everything is an emergency.

8 Sagittarius  

This week you have a captive audience, so don’t miss the chance to make a statement. Libra season begins on the 22nd and allows you to take a break from your personal career goals to focus on friends and connections instead. Getting together for social distance walks or park hangs distracts you from your scarcity mindset. Though you’d give anything to get on a plane and go on a real vacation, a spontaneous, local adventure on the 24th is able to boost your spirits. Now you know a special spot to take a future date!

This week’s mantra: Take what you can get.

CAPBANNER  

Though you’ve been happily exploring all the what-ifs during these last balmy days of summer, the goal-oriented version of your self returns as the sun moves into Libra on the 22nd. It’s time to make moves in your career! On the 23rd, while dusting off a resumé or showing off a project, you’re faced with some unexpected and hard to swallow criticism. Don’t waste your time analyzing the why and how of the critique. Just solve the problem. There are many lessons ahead about taking things less personally.

This week’s mantra: It’s time to get serious.

10 Aquarius  

There’s so much to do—details to iron out, schedules to maintain and Zoom meetings to remain conscious through. But your mind is on bigger things. As the sun enters Libra on the 22nd, you’re inspired to reach out to a mentor, research grad school options or just fantasize about a solo trip to Japan in 2022. If daydreaming is keeping you from the tasks at hand, a not so subtle reminder of your priorities on the 24th gets things back on track. Either way, make more time to consider all those what ifs.

This week’s mantra: Sometimes, life can wait.

11 Pisces  

Things may not be clear, but they are coming together. As Libra season begins on the 22nd, your focus shifts to shared resources and joint ventures. Is it time to start that musical collaboration with a coworker? Launch the charity T-shirt company with your BFF? Think about buying a car with your boyfriend? The energy is working for you so use it to pull together some financing and support for that new project, especially on the 21st or the 24th. Though this is just the beginning of something much larger to come, follow the momentum to see what sticks.

This week’s mantra: Two minds are better than one.

12 Aries  

Libra season arrives on the 22nd and with Libra being your opposite sign, this time of year is always about showing up for the important people in your life and putting them first. This comes as a welcome relief as Mars retrograde this month has led you to re-evaluate your personal goals. On the 24th though, you might snap at your partner or your BFF when all she wanted was a sweet, listening ear. Your tough love wasn’t necessary this time. Take this as a lesson about always having to be right.

This week’s mantra: Show up and listen.

1 Taurus  

You’re craving comfort and security, but these only come once you find your rhythm. As Libra season begins on the 22nd, you have the opportunity to fall back into a routine. At the very least, it’s a great time to get back into flossing! But of course, not everything is so simple. On the 24th especially, you feel like no matter how much you do, it’s never enough. Remember that big dreams always start with something small. What you’re doing now matters. There’s beauty in every detail.

This week’s mantra: Make it beautiful.

2 Gemini  

This week is a roller coaster for you, dear Gemini! Though the sun glides into Libra on the 22nd, making romance, pleasure and art your well-deserved primary focus, you keep getting reminded that this much joy comes with a price. On the 23rd, what starts as a casual evening—showing a friend your latest artistic endeavor or getting to know a date over FaceTime—turns into an unsolicited critique or a cringeworthy business negotiation. How can you solidify your boundaries so you have more fun in the future? You’re learning to keep some opinions to yourself.

This week’s mantra: Go with the joy.

3 Cancer  

Things are coming together at home this week, sweet moonchild. Whether you recently moved and all of your belongings have arrived post-transportation purgatory or your toxic roommate has finally left the building, it feels like a fresh start on the 22nd. You’re still slacking on self-care though, especially because difficulties at work or a fight with your boyfriend or a business partner is using up most of your bandwidth. A Zoom meeting or FaceTime gone awry on the 24th really raises your blood pressure. Who have you let disappoint you?

This week’s mantra: Don’t forget yourself.

4 Leo  

Libra is the sign of beauty, balance and style and as the sun enters the sign of the scales on the 22nd, your main concern becomes making all the little pieces of your life more beautiful. Every tangible thing. Whether it’s buying yourself flowers, adding some extra garnish to the baba ganoush or getting yourself a new lap desk to WFB (work from bed), don’t skimp on these small but meaningful improvements. On the 23rd, an assignment from your boss that would normally derail your day gets done with ease now that you’re comfortable.

This week’s mantra: Put care into everything.

5 Virgo  

With Mars retrograde in your shared resources sector this month, your money flow has been interrupted, so it’s time to consider what you really need. Libra season begins on the 22nd and your WFH breaks now consist of organizing your fall wardrobe and mulling over recipes for apple pies. But how many wool sweaters and corduroy pants are enough? And do you want to spend the fall baking through yet another cookbook or should you give in and order delivery instead? On the 24th, a frustrating negotiation with a client or your boss has you scaling back your spending even more. Remember how much you already have.

This week’s mantra: Choose what matters.

Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can follow her on Instagram @jaimeallycewright or subscribe to her newsletter.

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