Horoscope: September 21, 2016

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

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By no means are you secretive. On the contrary, while you’ll carefully assess the right time to raise everything from ideas or issues, you’d rather have such matters out in the open. Yet the link between your ruler Mercury and the uncompromisingly honest Pluto, in your birthday chart, indicates certain unspoken matters not only will surface, it’s vital they be discussed, and in depth. What you and others learn will be fascinating now, and could lead to crucial decisions.

Aries March 20 – April 18

In a number of situations you glossed over dull or unimportant facts, confident that would make no difference. However, with the retrograde Mercury creating confusion anyway, what seems of little consequence can turn into a real drama. Don’t ignore these. The sooner you tackle them, the more swiftly they’ll be resolved.

Taurus April 19 – May 19

Although there’s an intense focus on those pleasures, activities and alliances that make life worth living, your ruler Venus is accenting various duties and obligations. While these are inescapable, and mean you’ll be doing lots of juggling, once those practical matters are dealt with, you can relax and enjoy life.

Gemini May 20 – June 19

The rare and potent alliance between your ruler Mercury and Pluto, the planet of truth and transformation, occurs twice this week. This accents being scrupulous in what you say and promise. The more attentive you are to this, the more you’ll recognise how your thoughts and words shape your life.

Cancer June 20 – July 21

For some time, when discussing certain already sensitive issues with those who tend to take such matters very seriously, you’ve been carefully avoiding any mention of them. Now you must address these. Rather than trying to guess their reaction would be, ask. It may be awkward now, but will avoid dramas later.

Leo July 22 – August 21

There’ve been several occasions over the past months when you sidestepped potentially contentious topics, partly because arguing about them would achieve little. But times have changed and now it’s not only vital you talk these through, it’s essential others know both your feelings and your stance on the matters in question.

Virgo August 22 – September 21

Initially, you sidestepped vital facts because you thought they’d cause confusion or upset. However, because you’re contending with sudden changes, this information is crucial. Since others aren’t aware you neglected to mention these matters initially, no explanation is necessary. Your most important task is to ensure everybody knows what’s what.

Libra September 22 – October 21

Planning ahead isn’t just a virtue, it enables you to wisely allocate your time amongst those who you want to see and who you must see. Tempting as it is to organise things well into October, don’t. With the Libra New Moon, on the 1st, triggering changes, you’d soon regret it.

Scorpio October 22 – November 20

For ages you’ve sensed somebody you’re close to hasn’t been entirely honest, and about several matters. However, there hasn’t been an opportunity to raise these. Now events give you no choice. Begin by asking if there’s anything they’d like to tell you. This may have been their intention all along.

Sagittarius November 21 – December 20

Although you thrive on the variety of change others struggle with, even you are overwhelmed by recent happenings. These are linked to September’s two eclipses, on the 1st and last Friday, on the 16th, which were about developments as timely as they were sudden. Soon, in fact, you’ll welcome them.

Capricorn December 21 – January 19

Nobody would blame you for sidestepping certain potentially distressing matters. At the time you decided to avoid these topics, and there are several, it made sense. However, this week’s potent link between Mercury and the truthful Pluto, which is positioned in Capricorn, will force you, and others, to acknowledge these.

Aquarius January 20 – February 18

It’s obvious. Still, you ignored the fact that recent exciting, and far-reaching, developments would inevitably mean altering elements of your existing arrangements. While some may survive with a substantial rethink, others simply can’t continue. Forget about putting off changes. These would, in fact, soon become a source of serious problems.

Pisces February 19 – March 19

It’s unlike you to get so annoyed with others you insist on having the final word in arguments. But with the hot-headed Mars in the part of your chart that accents such discussions, you’ve been more forthright than usual. While unsettling, the resulting confrontations have done wonders to clear the air.