Horoscope: September 18, 2016

Astrologer Shelly von Strunckel reveals what’s in the stars for you today

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Nobody likes the idea of arguing with others, especially with family, loved ones or close professional partners. But not only are these disputes accented in your birthday chart, they would both do wonders to clear the air and, as important, accent certain potentially costly arrangements or unspoken but as troubling issues. The more frankly you talk about these matters now, the less likely it is that, eventually, you’ll be troubled by them in practical terms.

Aries March 20 – April 18

Long ago you learnt that while certain individuals will offer to give you a hand with plans and projects, and that they’ll sometimes try to be helpful, it’s usually best to be self-reliant. However, now that fortunate Jupiter is accenting those plans and projects, you’ll be pleased and surprised what others contribute.

Taurus April 19 – May 19

Recent exciting ideas or offers are forcing you to rethink arrangements you regard as settled. Changes will be disruptive but it’s clear that they’re in your best interests and, equally, that others will benefit. Knowing that, waste no time on debate but, instead, take things to the next stage.

Gemini May 20 – June 19

Although everybody is influenced by the increase in minor errors triggered by your ruler Mercury being retrograde, as it will be until the 22nd, for you, it’s another matter. Often those errors or, equally, misunderstandings raise unsettling but crucial personal questions, issues you’ll benefit from tackling swiftly, and head on.

Cancer June 20 – July 21

Since early in the month, you and everybody else have been wrestling with the unruly and, often, disruptive events triggered by September’s dramatic planetary activity. Unsettling as what’s taken place has been, hopefully, by now you’re also beginning to recognise the fact those changes are leading to exciting, and significant, progress.

Leo July 22 – August 21

Planning ahead may be a virtue. However, even at your most optimistic, it’s unlikely you could conjure up the fantastic ideas, offers or opportunities about to be triggered by the encounter between your ruler the Sun and fortunate Jupiter, on the 26th. Until then, be open-minded and keep your plans flexible.

Virgo August 22 – September 21

Every once in a while it’s important to pause, and celebrate life as it is, right now. As somebody who plans, and often well ahead, you’ll put off any such celebrations until everything’s been done and dealt with. But it’s been a long haul. Take a break. You deserve it.

Libra September 22 – October 21

This Thursday, the 22nd, is a big day for everybody but an especially important one for you. While Mercury ending its retrograde cycle will be celebrated by one and all, you’ll be delighted to learn the Sun moves into Libra on the same day, beginning a month of renewal and joy.

Scorpio October 22 – November 20

Although the Sun’s encounter with the fortunate Jupiter isn’t until the 26th, you could already be benefiting from its bounty. This could take the form of people you meet or ideas that come from out of the blue. Whomever or whatever is involved, what’s heading your way is worth exploring.

Sagittarius November 21 – December 20

Be wary of those who deal with dramatic developments or sudden events by analysing everything in detail. While this works for them, it would drive you crazy. And if they’re family, loved ones or a close colleague, so you can’t escape, don’t dwell on these. Simply change the subject.

Capricorn December 21 – January 19

Don’t be surprised if, over the coming week or so, you both hear and, bizarrely, are forced to state differing versions of the facts. While under ordinary circumstances that wouldn’t be possible, with Mercury ending its retrograde cycle on the 22nd, and meeting truthful Pluto twice, that’s exactly what will happen.

Aquarius January 20 – February 18

Long ago you learnt that arguing with somebody whose already made crucial decisions achieves little. Although it’s unlikely you’ll change their opinions, you can learn a lot from asking about the sources of their views and their current thinking. You’ll learn a lot, and have an illuminating discussion.

Pisces February 19 – March 19

Although the powerful Pisces eclipsed Full Moon was a few days ago, you’re still dealing with the fallout from it. While much of what arose was unsettling, possibly upsetting your status quo. But, then, that’s what eclipses are all about. You’ll soon realise those seemingly disruptive events were actually breakthroughs.