September in the stars
September 24 – October 23 Although you’re not craving recognition you might resent others being rewarded for outcomes that are down to your initiative. This is all part of a brief but uncomfortable phase of feeling overlooked and will soon pass. Aim to be perceived as extremely generous and adult for not having made a fuss. Mantra of the month Success and rest cannot sleep together.
October 24 – November 22 Initially you might feel like you’ve been stuck in one place for too long. But a Sun-Jupiter connection on September 7 will highlight an opportunity for you to experiment and explore. Your challenge will be to resist overspending or disrupting everybody else’s plans as you become more and more adventurous. Mantra of the month Malice has no excuse and deserves no pardon.
November 23 – December 21 As much as you would prefer to agree on every detail, you’re about to clash with someone over a joint venture. Money is a main priority but if you look carefully you’ll find other factors on which you’ve a lot of wriggle room. Show how reasonable you can be and see how the whole situation changes. Mantra of the month If you offend, ask for a pardon; if you’re offended, forgive.
December 22 – January 20 Influential people will expect a lot of you. Don’t panic if developments in your private life are also challenging. Mid-September, a Mercury-Pluto clash will force you to re-think your situation and your priorities. If that means missing out in one area to make huge gains in another, it will prove worthwhile. Mantra of the month Don’t look for faults in something you don’t understand. January 21 – February 19 Refuse to be overburdened with extra work or duties. You can sometimes be too compliant because you like to be perceived as friendly. But once you feel you’re being taken for a fool, resentment kicks in. Adopt a voice and manner that prove you can be strong but at the same time polite and respectful. Mantra of the month Calm waters do not mean that there are no crocodiles. February 20 – March 20 Those rejecting the inventiveness you want to bring to serious ventures might seem unreasonable. But they have good reason to urge you to adopt more orthodox measures and you’d be wise to hear them out. Let them see how highly you value collaboration and an exchange of views and you’ll all benefit in the end. Mantra of the month Better one day as a lion than a hundred as a sheep.
March 21 – April 20 Striving ahead of others might make you unpopular at first. Still, you have to let them see that you must seize a heaven-sent opportunity to do well and that you’ll resent anyone standing in your way. You’ve been a casualty of emotional blackmail in the past and it’s an experience that mustn’t be repeated. Mantra of the month Wood already touched by fire is easy to set alight.
April 21 – May 21 Before you rush to help those who say they’re struggling, ask yourself whether they should be left to their own devices. You’ve burdened yourself in the past by being helpful and you might have disadvantaged those involved in some way. Tough love may be hard to administer, but it can be extremely effective. Mantra of the month Take a risk. If you win you’ll be happy; if you lose you’ll be wise.
May 22 – June 21 Others might wonder why you’re so confident about financial or family developments. A Sun-Pluto link will kick off September in the most dynamic way and you’ll refuse to let anyone else’s doubts hold you back. Avoid a tendency to push people out of the way when you feel you’re on a winning streak. Mantra of the month Big plans can be ruined by a little impatience.
June 22 – July 23 Keep facts and figures to yourself even when loved ones and close friends are hoping you’ll reveal all. You’re about to be trusted with information which, in the wrong hands, could become highly controversial. You mustn’t feel guilty if your discretion is met with accusations of disloyalty or high-handedness. Mantra of the month Between saying and doing, many shoes are worn out.
July 24 – August 23 By confronting admin or areas you’ve neglected you can achieve peace of mind. Saturn is challenging Mars on September 9, which suggests you can no longer bury your head in the sand. One particular project will turn out to be far less onerous and a great deal more rewarding than you first expected. Mantra of the month Build with what you have, not with what you would wish for.