This week, little things can mean a lot – of bother if details are overlooked or unattended, of gratitude for small, thoughtful gestures. As Jupiter joins September’s retrograde parade of planets, including the disruptive Mercury, you might be wondering where’s the good news? For this weekly Horoscope, it’s vibrant Venus heading forward again in fun loving Leo.
Aries, Mar 21 – Apr 21
Jupiter retrograde in your financial sector recommends taking a look at how efficiently you’re using current resources, and checking any counterproductive habits that may be leaking money. Chiron retrograde in Aries suggests your own internal intelligence could be better medicine this month than outside advice.
Taurus, Apr 22 – May 21
September’s astral highlight for Taurans is your celestial guide Venus back on the move again after her winter hibernation, and she’s in fine, fabulous, friendly form. All things considered, this pragmatic month’s signature blend of sensible and sensual actually suits your earthy sign right down to the ground.
Gemini, May 22 – Jun 22
As an energetic Gemini with the big-picture ambitions of twins, you might be raring to get things done now spring has sprung. But with expansive Jupiter in its most pragmatic placement exerting a cautious and constraining influence, this week will benefit from slowing proceedings down to a stable and patient pace.
Cancer, Jun 23 – Jul 23
September, the zodiac’s decluttering month, isn’t about getting rid of everything you own or trying to become a different person; it’s about living the way you want to live, but better and more freely. About working smarter not harder, with this week about crafting schedules that allow a healthy work-life balance.
Leo, Jul 24 – Aug 23
While your majesties might arc up at September’s critical feedback, or its lectures on exercise, ethics and etiquette, allow charming Venus, currently gracing your sign, to soothe your royals’ reactions into more diplomatic responses. Stay focussed on vivacious Venus, emerging from her astral shadow to light up this week’s Leo life.
Virgo, Aug 24 – Sep 23
A message for you from professional organiser and this week’s birthday Virgo, Andrew Mellen: In lieu of gifts, a request… Let go of one thing today that’s been on your list and give it to someone or some organisation that could use it. It could be a book, a sweater, a dish, a dollar…. Keep it simple and just do it. Thank you!
Libra, Sep 24 – Oct 23
With your prima planet Venus emerging from her biannual retreat into one of her most resplendent modes, this week benefits from giving those generous impulses free rein. There are so many ways to contribute, no matter how small: by making a donation, offering support, helping someone out without being asked.
Scorpio, Oct 24 – Nov 22
Venus recently asked us to examine and update our habitual ways of relating, to make some playful renegotiations. This week the Universal Critic is active, and since people don’t usually do their best from being criticised, go easy on the sting. When offering feedback, aim for clear but kind communication.
Sagittarius, Nov 23 – Dec 21
Your celestial mentor Jupiter, planet of learning, backspacing for the rest of the year, is reminding you that the answers you’re looking for are always there inside you – though admittedly this inner wisdom can be hard to find in the busy buzz of daily life. This cycle helps to develop the daily habit of tapping into it.
Capricorn, Dec 22 – Jan 20
While this is a major taking care of business transit, an important part of that business is taking care of yourself Capricorn. So if this week raises the competitive stakes, rather than pushing to get just one more thing done, log out and into yoga, meditation, the gym, a walk outdoors, even just doing nothing.
Aquarius, Jan 21 – Feb 19
Planetary retrogrades work by slowing us down. When we stop operating on everyday automatic, there’s time and space to notice things that usually don’t get our attention. Mercury retrogrades are particularly helpful for letting things go, and this week’s could highlight something in your professional life for reassessment.
Pisces, Feb 20 – Mar 20
Life been feeling chaotic? Then you’re in luck, because Mercury’s ongoing visit to the sign of efficiency helps instil more order and organisation into cleaning up clutter and cutting superfluous expenses. Don’t hesitate to ask for support, because you’re likely to find September’s citizens more than willing to assist.