Forecast for Sept. 24-Oct. 7

Stress escalates on the 23rd during the clash between the sun and Pluto. It’s all about releasing bad habits and patterns. On the same day, the Mercury-Uranus opposition causes communication chaos, but can prompt you to see things from a fresh perspective. (This influence will reappear on Oct. 4, so expect another round of disrupted talks.) Fortunately, Mercury turning direct on the 29th will help discussions and agreements move forward. Next, the harvest full moon in Aries on the 3rd emphasizes the need to balance individual desires with the needs of your partner. A dance between Mars and Uranus on the 4th favors spontaneous and innovation action. Finally, the Mercury-Saturn conjunction in nitpicky Virgo on the 7th favors analysis but can bog down talks with detail overload.

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

Aries (March 21-April 19)

A tug-of-war between work and the need to take some time off causes some conflict. The full moon also emphasizes the need for balance and compromise, but this time it’s about your primary relationship.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Socializing can bring both opportunities and pandemonium, so choose your companions wisely. The full moon lets your daring side emerge out from behind your normally sensible self. Enjoy the ride!

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

A conflict arises between your career activities and family life, which can prompt you to overreact. The full moon energizes socializing and brings opportunities through friends, community projects and networking.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Your challenge is to pay attention to the details of what you’re doing while seeing the bigger picture of where you’re headed. Let your intuition guide you. The full moon prompts you to take action in your career.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Your spending may spiral out of control (and get you into hot water with your partner) unless you pay close attention to your finances. The full moon illuminates your future, so listen to your inner guidance.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

An intriguing path may arise from a deep analysis of whatever you’re focusing on. Be open to an avenue that seems farfetched. The full moon energizes intimacy but can also aggravate an emotional issue.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

The full moon energizes trysts with your significant other (or gives you the urge to seek out someone new). But first you may need to take some time for introspection to get clear about what you want.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Socializing with friends may clash with a romantic interest. Clear communications will help. An unusual idea energizes your creativity, while the full moon boosts your work projects, so get creative at work!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Taking an unusual approach will help you see family issues from a fresh perspective. At the same time, an evaluation of your career goals is needed. And the full moon energizes romantic trysts.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

An innovative idea can launch you on a new path (or at least offer an intriguing opportunity). Don’t let outmoded goals stymie your growth. And the full moon brings out your inner DIY at home.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The need to break free of restrictions can prompt a drastic step. Take a breath and evaluate your priorities. The full moon helps you communicate your feelings but can make you overact to stress.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

A conflict between what others expect and your need for autonomy can mess up your personal life. Communications are the key to working things out. And the full moon energizes your moneymaking talents.