Astrology forecast for Sept.9-Sept. 22



By Cortney Litwin/Staff Writer

A potentially explosive Sun-Mars conjunction from Sept 9-12 will be doubly intense when both planets do battle with destructive Pluto this week. Not the best time for travel, surgeries, negotiations or any activity that could possibly turn into a skirmish. Mercury provides a healing influence when it transits into Virgo on the 10th, but instigates some extreme communications around the 13th. The new moon in Virgo on the 14th adds to the healing energies and heralds a fresh start for everyone. As for romance, loving Venus collides with confusing Neptune on the 18th, casting a dreamy aura over relationships. Then, a feel-good Sun-Jupiter tête-à-tête on the 21st is followed by a scheming Mercury-Pluto clash on the 22nd.

If you know your rising sign from your time of birth, read that also.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Say, “ommm…” and try for a meditative state every time you feel the urge to lose it, which may be quite often around the 12th. Paying close attention to your health will help, especially before and during the new moon.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Keep your awareness sharp in the romance department, for changes are inevitable, which will shed light on what you need to know about your relationship (or attitude about same). The new moon will help inspire a new perspective on love.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

You’re on a roller coaster for the next two weeks, swinging to extremes about everything. Write down thoughts you need to express but know you really shouldn’t say to get it out of your system. The new moon emphasizes family.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Communications seem to be hot-wired for weirdness for the next two weeks, so strive for clarity. The new moon also emphasizes information exchanges. You may get the urge to get healthier-just don’t go overboard (no crash diets!).

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Keep a keen eye on your finances and be careful of money decisions over the next two weeks. The new moon will give you a fresh prospective on your earning power. A major shift is indicated for romance; try to see the bigger picture.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Everyone around you seems divisive, placing you firmly in the hot seat for the next two weeks or so. Don’t drown in the details. Keep centered and you’ll emerge with increased clarity, especially after the new moon in your sign.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

An aura of mystery surrounding you can deepen your charisma and creativity, if you don’t get wrapped up in the illusion. Something about your past needs reevaluating. Get a spiritual perspective during the new moon.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

A community issue during the next two weeks or so may turn you into an activist. Fight for those less fortunate. Just know when to temporarily back off (this goes for romance, too!). The new moon energizes your aspirations and friendships.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

A dramatic change in lifestyle, which may involve your career, is a possibility over the next two weeks. Reevaluate your life’s direction-materially and spiritually. The new moon also energizes a new career direction or project.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

An awakening in your spirituality is indicated, but probably not without a tug-of-war between some new beliefs and tradition. Travel during the next two weeks could turn into a wild ride. The new moon urges you to learn something new.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Issues you’ve been struggling with come into focus through a specific challenge during the next two weeks. Time to let go of the past. The new moon also emphasizes inner healing, which may include your attitude about money.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

People around you seem to be going nuts, especially a significant other, so use your intuitive powers to give others a dose of calm and healing. The new moon should give your relationship a fresh start.