11 to 17 September 2017 Weekly Love HoroscopeARIES
Now we all know you talk about love and friendship rather casually.But this week, I want you to talk about yourself. Say these things to your partner: 'look at me;' 'what do I want to do?' 'I have desires and dreams; I need romance, and freedom.' Of course, it won't be easy. And no doubt if you're single, a new admirer will wonder whether you're actually trying to tie them down already (as if). If settled,
there may be some steely looks and nervous laughter. But try this visualisation technique. Imagine the romantic dream is a book on your shelf. Take the book off the shelf, as if reading it could transform your life, then ask yourself if you would regret putting it back on the shelf before reading it. I think you know what you are about to do.
It's a sad fact that all human beings are flawed, needy in some, selfish in others and emotionally trapped in yet more others. But then, we wouldn't be human if we didn't have hearts, souls and minds. Neuropsychologists are trying all the time to prove that our brains cause everything we feel, as well as think. But this week, you're beginning to accept that your heart or soul has little to do with the logic and conscience of the mind. And although astrology is sometimes treated as a 'cause' for our behaviour, it is actually more useful to look upon it as giving us a 'cure' for our woes and worries. It helps us to acknowledge our individuality, flaws and all, and to be self-aware and to acquire compassion for others because of that awareness. So learn to love the stubborn, moody, but compassionate old you. Your natural essence is sacred.
You're feeling a little more feisty and self-centred (and I mean that in a positive 'centering' way) than you have for a long time. You have goals, and dreams and longings, and a realisation that you don't have to be a victim in a relationship, dependent upon someone to be loved, or save someone else to redeem yourself. In fact, the current Martian impulse of assertiveness and healthy aggression, is giving you a bit of clout and willpower. So if you're single, others will find you dramatic, enriching and lustful. If attached, you appear energised, less dreamy, more realistic. Time to stand up and be counted again.
It seems, according to the cosmos, that you can and will change the romance stakes to work in your favour. At last, you can speak up without being put down. At last you can think ahead, without regretting the past. At last you can be yourself, without fear of that very being. And at last 'you can can keep your head, when all about you are losing theirs.' The long-term influence of Neptune may cause moments of disbelief about your behaviour, thoughts and desires, but the enlightening influence of Uranus simply confirms that you have broken through to the part of yourself which is spirited yes, but at last speaks from the soul.
I'm amazed by your cheek, astounded by your determination and in admiration of your self-belief. In fact, it's so infectious that everyone around you is beginning to feel the sparkle too. And it's hardly surprising, because you're at last weeding out the deadwood of your past. It's time to fly forward, breathe in new air, formulate new relationship goals and then live them out. Whether single or attached, you're in one of the phases or cycles of your life when you just can't sit around waiting for life to happen to you, you have to go out and make it happen.
There's something about you which can't be totally defined this week. So avoid the nit-pickers out there and revel in the spontaneity of those who know that life is for living, not for categorising. This week's planetary line-up will give you a deeper rapport with someone special. You can get cracking on all aspects of intimacy and set the ball of delight rolling in your direction. John Donne wrote, "Go, and catch a falling star, Get with child a mandrake root, Tell me, where all past years are, Or who cleft the Devil's foot." In some way this is your mission. To crusade for the truth, to discover the unknown, to throw off the cloak of darkness surrounding love, and to realise that it's very unexplainable essence, is actually a delightful mystery.
Don't stamp out new emotions because you think you 'shouldn't' feel like that. And stop saying 'shouldn't' and 'should' and judging yourself, and/or your partner or admirer. Then say bravely and maturely that you have a right to your needs and desires and you can't just be someone your not. And if your partner is still there, work towards a better future together, and if they understand your ambitious streak (whether for family or work) then this is the week for realising the glorious future you can make together. And if single?The planets will give you all the charm you need to seduce, dance, impress or simply get to know someone better.
This week, the kind of people who try to rule your life, take centre stage. But you, serenity personfied, cool and uncluttered, have all the cosmic time to sort out your wants and wish list. And still on a crest of a very radical wave in your relationship, you won't be exactly patient with those who are blind to opportunity and change. Yet your kind heart will be pulled in two directions by another friend or family member. Do you give up on them to make your own life what you want it to be, or do you give up on yourself to gain their approval? You know the choice is hard. It's time to relinquish the fear, not the goal.
You thrive on challenge, and this week's cosmic line-up causes a little upheaval in your domestic versus career set-up. However much others want steadiness, they have to understand that your need to turn things upside down is not a need for total change, merely a desire to view things from another angle. If you allow partners to be aware of your limitations, as well as your strengths, they'll spur you on to greater things. With adventure on your mind, those spirited goals, and motivated ideas will bring the kind of opportunities that mean you can give to lovers or new admirers, the true goodness that you have on offer.
There's a kind of 'now or never' feeling about one relationship. And you feel that you're under pressure to either be soul-mates for life, or just forget it. And yet you can't be certain if your loved one has the same intentions as you do. In fact, you're imagining all kinds of negative things, which is really your own self-doubt at work. Of course they may be a little unpredictable at the moment. But if you don't ask honestly what they want or they're feeling, you might never know. In fact, they're probably just mulling over a brilliant idea which will give you both the chance for long-term financial success.
You might well identify with a quality of life which is encapsulated in that old nursery rhyme 'Row, row, row, your boat gently down the stream, merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream'. Not because it necessarily fits your relationship world right now, more that it's missing. Harsh reality clutters our hearts with it's emotional bric-a-brac like an over-filled kitchen cupboard. This is an analogy for clinging to other people's invested emotions in our life. Similarly our memories, feelings, remembered words, both bitter and loving. However, this month, the dream that life probably is, will take you down the stream of boundless true love.
Shall I go, or shall I stay? A question which might crop up a lot this week. It's not that you don't want to be with the one you're with, and you know that if you gave them up then you'd feel a terrible wrench, guilty, confused and heart-broken. You may have itchy feet, but the planets come to your rescue and put you in touch with individual power, both your own and that of others. And what marvellous hidden powers you have! Artist, musician, sexual healer, spiritual guru, you name it, you can do or be it. So think of this as the power of your own inner self bursting into life and through the doors of love. Then see, that the one you are with or the one you long for, is just who you need right now.