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Astrology Hub's Weekly Horoscope with Christopher Renstrom
MARS IN LIBRA (September 13-19)
You’re going to have to find a way to play nicely with others as long as Mars is in Libra (September 14th to October 30th). That’s because there’s no such thing as going it alone when the planet of gumption and drive is passing through the realm of Venus. Admittedly Mars in Libra is as comfortable as a tomboy in a Disney Princess dress, but cooperation and collaboration are still the means to your ends. This means that you will have to learn when to yield the field, to find a place where conflicting needs dovetail, and to share the credit with those who probably don’t deserve it. Politesse is an ill-fitting suit for the red tempered planet, but there’s no denying that this passage through Libra will improve your manners and your appeal.
You won't be going it alone – not with Mars is in Libra. Libra is the zodiac sign of partnerships and marriage, so if you're single you won't be for very long. You'll soon find your perfect match. And if you're already spoken for then your relationship will become much more serious and committed. This won't be easy for a sign as headstrong and single-minded as yours, but you'll have to learn to play nicely while your Ruling Planet is in Libra. This will bring out sides of you that you didn't know existed. You can think of it as a cosmic version of sensitivity training.
Your focus is going to be on work and money this week. Whether it's a job you're interviewing for, a salary figure you've set your sights on, or a project that you feel personally invested in this will be all that you are thinking about. It's important to remember in times like these that - like your namesake - you can get bullish. Let other people talk, be open to their input, and embrace the spirit of cooperation. What they say won't match what you have in mind, but it will expand your horizons and show you other ways to get what you want.
Don't be afraid to ask people to repeat themselves this week. The Sun/Neptune opposition is bound to make you fuzzyheaded and you don't want to say that you understand things when you actually don't. There's no such thing as a dumb question – especially since posing that "dumb" question may very well save you from making a grave mistake on Sept 14th and 16th. You'll also want to be skeptical about taking technical sounding terminology at face value. If it appears more than twice in an email or conversation then that's a sure clue that a supposed expert is trying to cover their ass.
Changes in the lives of loved ones can't help but impact you while Mars is in Libra, but this is when you need to curb your protective instincts and let people hash out their own differences. There is a lot of quarrelsome and combative energy coursing through that part of your solar chart that pertains to hearth, home, and family. And try as you may to prevail upon feuding parties to resolve their differences amicably, this just won't be happening any time soon. In fact a current dispute could take until early November to resolve. Expect to alternate between mediator and referee until then.
Try not to let money woes get the better of you this week. The Sun's opposition to Neptune is bound to make you feel like you can't get ahead no matter what you do and that everything feels like an exercise in futility. Yet this is more a reflection of your mental state than it is of your actual circumstances as you will see on September 16th when a wonderful Sun/Pluto trine brings good news regarding a sale, a loan, or some kind of funding. The road to recovery is long and arduous, but you need to know that you are making remarkable progress.
This is going to be a wonky week thanks to the Sun in Virgo forming an opposition to Neptune in Pisces. This will make you feel like somebody upstairs slipped a mickey in your early morning orange juice when you weren't looking. Everything becomes a blur when Neptune is strong. It will be hard to shake this feeling of being off balance which is why you would be well advised to avoid any big meetings, heated confrontations, or dramatic decisions. You simply are not in the right headspace for it and you won't be until the effect passes – which will be on September 18th.
Mars will be in your zodiac sign from September 14th to October 30th. Mars brings conflict wherever it goes so you can expect to deal with upsets, challenges, and crises. But this doesn't have to be bad. In fact it could be good because Mars strengthens your resolve and bolsters your willpower. You won't feel like you have to be so beholden to other people anymore. However you will have to focus on harnessing this powerful energy so that it doesn't run roughshod over the rest of your life. Remember that once you step up to the plate there can be no stepping back.
You know how obsessed you can get and usually it's in a good way – like when you're powering through an obstacle or hanging on when others have given up hope. This week, however, you may be barking up the wrong tree. The Sun opposite Neptune followed by Mars entering a treacherous angle of your solar horoscope warns that you're in danger of betting it all on a longshot that won't pan out. Usually you're more level-headed but Neptune's famous for fogging up the mental lenses. Stop telling yourself you can't live without a certain someone (or something) because the simple truth is - you can.
An indefatigable optimist, you've been known to hold fast to your beliefs in the face of daunting circumstances. And your faith in Hail Mary passes, last minute turnarounds, and unlikely rescues have gotten you through some pretty rough passages. Typically First Quarter Moons encourage you to build on your momentum because the Moon is increasing in light, but the one on September 13th suggests that it's time to redirect your energies instead. There's no disputing that you gave the best pitch, plea, or appeal that you could, but nothing's worse than to be kept waiting outside a closed door with nobody on the other side.
Mars will occupy a prominent place in your horoscope for the next 6 ½ weeks. It's very important that you set the right intention for yourself while this planet is so influential. The intention should be positive and it should involve targeting a goal that takes you out of your comfort zone. You need to focus on the things that you want to see happen in your life and not on the things that you are afraid will happen. Mars supports brave moves and bold decisions, not timid ones. Give direction to this powerful force and you will go further than you have ever gone before.
It's hard trying to win over people who have already signaled they can't be swayed. Nevertheless that's the position you'll find yourself in near week's end. Although you know better than to believe that things might somehow go your way, you would be remiss if you didn't try. Thankfully you were born under a sign that never throws in the towel and has even been known to upset expectations. It's true there's no winning a game where the rules have been fixed, but who's to say you can't make a positive indelible impression on someone who may come back to court you at a later date?
This isn't the time to be self-sacrificing. Not when there's a First Quarter Moon in Sagittarius at the top of your solar chart. You need to be perfectly clear about your feelings. It isn't easy exposing yourself to rejection, but never trying when you had the chance is even worse. Will there be a Happily Ever After ending? It's unlikely given that transiting Saturn is in your solar 12th, however a change in planetary disposition in December signals either a return to this fork in the road or the entrance of someone who isn't carrying half as much psychological baggage. Either way you win.
Dear Astrology Lover,
Horoscope forecasts used to be about good days, bad days, and when to fall in love. Nowadays people are more knowledgeable about the Stars. They want to know about eclipses, retrogrades, and how long will Saturn be spoiling all the fun. The aim of this weekly horoscope column is to provide a cosmic forecast, timely insight and guidance. Astrology's job has always been to tell you about the “clear skies” and the “stormfronts”; times when the energy supports you moving forward and times when it's best to retreat. But my intent isn't to leave you hanging when things get tough! I’m here to provide awareness and foresight... so you can ultimately CHOOSE how you would like to respond to the energies.
It is my hope that you find the advice helpful and if you’re in a challenging time, that it serves to remind you that this is what the heavens look like right now and whatever's difficult will eventually pass. Astrology was never about some fixed Fate or preordained Destiny. It was always meant to be a calendar aimed at telling you not what to do, but the best time to do it.
About Your Astrologer:
Christopher is the creator of Rulingplanets.com, an online astrology site based on his bestselling book, Ruling Planets, which was published by HarperCollins in 2002 and has sold out its print run. He currently writes the daily horoscopes for the San Francisco Chronicle (replacing Jeane Dixon) and SFGate.com. Renstrom also lectures on the history of astrology in America from pre-Revolution to modern times, which is his specialty, and runs Ruling Planet workshops around the country. Christopher is happy to announce that his latest book, The Cosmic Calendar: Using Astrology to Get in Sync with Your Best Life will be published by TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House, in October 2020. You can pre-order now on Amazon.