Weekly Horoscopes (week beginning 19th September)
You seem to spend a lot of time measuring yourself against others these days, don't you? But this week, you begin to realise that you actually don't need to worry any more if your love affairs are better or worse compared to friends or neighbours. In fact, thanks to the full moon in your sign, you're beginning to see that self-belief generates an inner balance, rather than an outer race to see if you've got longer eyelashes, sexier kit, or greater ability to stick out a commitment. All will fall into place. It's almost like you've been given a 'get out of jail free' card. It seems like at last you're back at 'go', eager and romantically in tune with the cosmos, or a lover.
Your seductive streak comes hurtling to the fore and you're radiating the right kind of charisma, as Venus and Mars whirl through the love angle of your chart. But are you giving out the right kind of signals to the one you've chosen? There are two sorts of signals, the ones we like to project, and the ones we unconsciously project. Perhaps someone's tuning into the unconscious signal that you need some space and you aren't going to be tied down to anything heavy and emotional? But the signals
aren't false ones, in fact you're sending out the chemistry, maths, physics and equations of who you truly are. At last your man or new admirer picks up the frequency and you can trust in each other's passion.
There's an old saying that what the world needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds. But what I'm proposing to you this week, is that some people actually need cleaner fingernails and dirtier minds. And it's up to you to do something about it. In fact, as you well know, you can relate to the censored side of life as easily as the uncensored. And if you're not living out some kind of secret passion that would make a celeb's life seem drab by comparison, then you're not being true to your purpose. Time to show love isn't just about fairy tale romance or lawn-mowers in suburbia, but about passions unfurled and your psychic, sexual inheritance. Make it sacred.
OK, one day you do wish your man would simply drop dead, the next you love every move he makes or hair on his belly. So try to understand that your love-hate relationship with the world doesn't reflect on those things or people you love or hate, more on your ability to experience both emotions. This week, you can turn any emotional power game into the power of cooperation and love. You won't need to grab the witch manual to cast your spell. Look at what you do best, and isn't that the power of your own magic to guide you? The energy you are about to exude will then have you both truly spellbound.
This week feels rather like a huge relationship mirror is being held up in front of you. And in fact, all that you see is a reflection of yourself. Now other people embody or express qualities that we like or dislike. This is really a reflection of what we love or hate about ourselves. And it seems as if you've got to ask yourself some pretty serious questions about what you want to happen next in the grand theatre of love. Jupiter and Uranus are still firing you up with all kinds of steamy desires, passion, romance -the stuff that lonely princesses are made of. And, however deeply involved in a relationship, you still feel a horrible sense of loneliness, so get out there and be the belle of the ball. Then start your own rolling.
Some stoical souls are envious of you. They see you as optimistic, spontaneous, self-confident and sexually exciting. Apparently. But the truth is, there are times when you have terribly low self-esteem, worry like the rest of the human race and wish for anything other than what you've got. And the illusory influence of Jupiter is simply reminding you that it's time to focus on those issues in love. It's time to clear up emotional or romantic loose ends rather than scattering new ones around. Focus on how you relate to others, and to yourself. Then, you can head down the road to romantic success.
The problem right now, is that you're so involved with your own image and living up to your high expectations of your outer self, that you forget about the inner you. Saturn says, learn to act on true feelings rather than react defensively; nurture your soul, accept that OK, you have a seductive legend to live up to, but you're vulnerable too. Right now you have all the power of your inner self to create the kind of love-relationship you're seeking. So find an outlet for your talents in the 'real' world and love will become easier. The kind of love you desire from someone special or someone new, is coming your way. Embrace, merge and dedicate yourself to you.
The autumn equinox is upon us. We're glued to our TVs and computers, or start to feel cold at night. And quite frankly, right now you've got this nagging frustration that you're going nowhere fast in the love stakes. So let's be frank. As astrologers, we can't always hand out fanciful palliatives like a box of sweets - although we'd like to. And as you know, it would be too idealistic to assume that life's an ongoing Mexican wave of harmonious vibrations. But I can offer you this for the coming weeks. There you are, dressed in your finery, moving among those who see the best in you, motivated and self-assured. And romance returns with a superb bang.
We grow out of some relationships. Inevitably we evolve, others do too, or they remain static and so we find new lovers who offer something exceptional, or a way to love from a different angle. This is, secretly, very true for you right now. And you can put it down to a cluster of planets reminding you that spreading one's wings isn't just about an ability to fly from the dull and tainted, but a chance to see love from a new perspective. With Mercury's perceptive influence, I wouldn't be surprised if you're surrounded by an entourage of admirers who, not only inspire you on your current quest, but also give you a huge new window on the world.
It seems a long time ago now, (or was it a very short time ago?) that you saw beyond the black and white of love's tests, tricks and ruses. You saw a place where there was no right or wrong, good nor bad, love nor hate. Perhaps a place where all was one. You had a sense of being so in love that nothing else mattered, least of all that the kitchen sink needed a clean. And yet, that mysterious place seems to have vanished. But it still haunts you, for all your calculated, informed, rationalising approach to love. The Plutonian energy has shaken you up to that kind of 'otherworldly' place, and the child inside still longs for that ineffable soul-connection. It's coming your way again very soon.
Admit that you know sometimes you judge to hastily, and yes, you can be dogmatic, too discriminating, and sometimes overtly self-righteous. A defence probably against the chaotic feelings and moods that tumble beneath that cool exterior. But someone right now is pushing your psychological buttons. One day, you're convinced a larger-than-life, passionate merging will redeem you after all, the next that no, you must shut it all out - "if I don't have boundaries then I'll simply fall apart in the wash." Whether single or attached, you have a choice. Accept your vulnerabilities, don't repress your true desires and things will start to work together, not fall apart.
A certain 'Monsieur Pyrrho,' one of the Greek philosophers known as the Sceptics, promoted that the best way to live life was without judgement, nor to invest in feelings or beliefs. Yet It seems a high price to pay, if you're forever avoiding the truth about your feelings, good or bad and you don't believe in anything, including yourself. With the enlightening influence of Venus, perhaps it's timely to give up suspending judgement on your feelings, and FEEL them instead. Let them flow as you flow. Let your heart sing as it will cry, for that is the risk of love. Maybe it's time to take a chance on that place of passion and desire, where there is neither scepticism or dogma, and to truly love from the soul?