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Your Weekly Horoscopes: October 10 to 16, 2021

Our never ending “summer break” concludes this week when Saturn stations direct on the 10th. Since May, the planet of discipline, structure and responsibilities has been retrograde, allowing us to consider what’s really worth the effort. Now, we must—slowly but surely—move ahead with the plan. Luckily, this week brings a series of uplifting and supportive aspects as an antidote to the tense, passive aggressive fog that’s hung over the last few weeks. Venus sextiles both Mercury retrograde and Saturn, connecting our thoughts with our actions. Then, on the 15th, the sun makes a trine to expansive Jupiter—an aspect that’s like sunshine on a cloudy day—found in the birth charts of Orlando Bloom and Cameron Diaz, both known for their smile. There’s positivity to spare. Let’s lap it up.

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

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12 Aries  

Difficulties in your closest relationships have kept you from enjoying, well, anything this Libra season. Every dinner party is tense. You’re never not worried about stepping on someone’s toes. As the sun connects with Jupiter on the 15th, positive feedback from a coworker or old friend reminds you that it’s not your job to manage everyone else’s expectations. Strengthen the connections that feed you.

This week’s mantra: Start with positivity.

1 Taurus  

You hit the ground running since spring, but you’ve been feeling like those big leaps only led to dead ends. Saturn’s direct station on the 10th gets you back in the room with people who want to see you shine. Now’s not the time to refuse assistance when it’s offered. Who wants overnight success anyway? Accept the glory of your own slow burn.

This week’s mantra: Tune back into yourself.

2 Gemini  

You’ve been stuck in the archives since Libra season began, reconnecting with ex-lovers and making the same old mistakes. You might be thinking, “Will I ever learn?” But as Saturn stations direct on the 10th, you’re ready to take on new challenges and soar to new heights. Don’t let that old hurt keep you from achieving your current goals!

This week’s mantra: Salvage what you can and move on.

3 Cancer  

If you’ve learned anything in 2021, Cancer, it’s that everything has power dynamics. Relationships, work environments, even lunch orders. As Saturn stations direct on the 10th, you’re reminded of where you’ve been giving too much and not receiving anything in return. Why do you always have to be the support system? Who’s going to take care of you?

This week’s mantra: Don’t give what you don’t have.

4 Leo  

Libra season has come with constant bickering in your emails, texts and DMs. You can’t even spend a peaceful afternoon in your favorite coffee shop without overhearing a blowup between an agitated barista and persnickety patron. When everything around you seems to turn into an argument, why not be the mediator? As the sun connects with expansive Jupiter on the 15th, you’re able to flex your negotiating skills for the greater good.

This week’s mantra: Compromise is underrated.

5 Virgo  

Improvements to your home office are no longer on the “would be nice” list, they’re 100 percent necessary. You can no longer handle taking Zoom clients in your crowded basement while your hubby screams at sales reps upstairs. This week’s supportive aspects (especially on the 13th and 16th) allow you to assemble that Ikea desk, throw some dried lavender in a vase and find peace in your workspace.

This week’s mantra: Struggle isn’t required.

6 Libra  

As Saturn stations direct on the 10th, you realize that you’ve been letting everyone else’s joy get in the way of your own happiness. Yes, you love spending time with your kids, and date nights with your wife have fallen into a good rhythm. But what makes you happy when no one else is watching? As the sun connects with Jupiter on the 15th, take a bubble bath with no time limit. Everyone else can wait.

This week’s mantra: Be selfish.

7 Scorpio  

As the sun connects with Jupiter on the 15th, your only assignment is to rest. That’s right, Scorpio, take it slow. As much as you feel like you’re falling behind, you can’t underestimate the amount of work you’ve done internally over the last few months (even if none of it is showing up externally yet). Bring some cozy blankets, your favorite book and a hot toddy to the couch. Don’t get up until you’re ready to get up.

This week’s mantra: There’s no rush.

8 Sagittarius  

Libra season has been all about reconnecting with treasured friends. Long phone calls, trips to visit besties out of town and exorbitant dinner dates have been a constant. It’s been so delightful but you’re also constantly going out of your way. Why not let them come to you? As the sun connects with Jupiter on the 15th, you’re inspired to throw an impromptu party at your house. Who cares if your decor isn’t perfect? It’s the vibe that counts.

This week’s mantra: Invite only.

CAPBANNER  

Last week’s new moon brought career breakthroughs, pushing you out of your comfort zone to find work that’s more aligned with your goals. But even though you’ve reached new heights, you’re still feeling behind. Take all the time you need this week to catch yourself up on backend details: Reorganize your Gmail filters and catch up on admin. As the sun connects with Jupiter on the 15th, you’re feeling more in control of your resources.

This week’s mantra: Start with order.

10 Aquarius  

As Saturn stations direct in your sign on the 10th, you’re feeling a heavier sense of responsibility than you have in months. You’re always thinking of the big picture and the long term but, more than usual, you can’t shake that you’re letting people down. Take yourself on a journey as the sun connects with Jupiter on the 15th. Whether it’s a quick road trip or cracking open a fresh book, you’ll feel better once you’re on a mission.

This week’s mantra: Go forth!

11 Pisces  

After last week’s new moon let loose every possible thing that could go wrong with your new business, this week is for revising the plan. It’s time to “look for the helpers” as your fellow fish Mr. Rogers would say. As the sun connects with your ruling planet Jupiter on the 15th, an unexpected angel investor or mentor comes out of the woodwork to get you back on the right track.

This week’s mantra: What if you didn’t have to force it?

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

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