Your horoscope for the week ahead: Maintain balance as you enjoy the fun opportunities Libra season will bring

Plus, Mercury retrograde still hovers over us — get second opinions and proceed with careful planning.

Plus, Mercury retrograde still hovers over us — get second opinions and proceed with careful planning

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We can expect pleasant surprises on Monday when beauty-loving Venus in precise Virgo creates a trine with enigmatic Uranus in security-loving Taurus. If you're single, this is a great day to meet new people who challenge and excite you. If you're in a relationship, you may find that you're ready to try new things with your partner to keep your romantic spark shining bright. This is also an excellent time to gather items that help you express your individuality — seek out art, clothing or beauty products that represent your creative side. 

Light and darkness are balanced on Thursday as we welcome the arrival of the fall equinox in charming Libra. Do be open to compromise on this day of equilibrium. We may be required to make a big decision, which can be a little more challenging under this influence, as we're constantly weighing the pros and cons of every situation that presents itself. Furthermore, the energy of Mercury retrograde still hovers over us, preventing the progress we're used to. Mercury will also form a conjunction with the identity-ruling sun on this day, with both in people-pleasing Libra. Simply be cautious when signing documents, providing responses or planning anything of importance. 

On the weekend, it will be important to consider how your partnerships, bonds and friendships nurture you — and how you show up for others in return. Stay realistic on Saturday, as graceful Venus in Virgo forms an opposition to dreamy Neptune in intuitive Pisces. It's easy to fall for people or offers that are all style and no substance. If you're unsure of a decision you're making, get a second opinion from a friend or loved one you can trust. And mark your calendar for Sunday, September 25, when the moon begins a fresh cycle in open-minded Libra. During this lunation, you can heal your relationships or sow the seeds of intention to create new ones.


Relationships come to the forefront, Aries. Your charisma will capture the hearts of friends and loved ones as you prioritize your connections. People can be simultaneously uplifting and draining, so it's up to you to find the balance. You're extra busy on Monday, allowing others to connect the dots at work and home. You've got a lot to accomplish this week, and your analytical eye is strengthened to spot errors from a mile away. Just ensure that you're taking care of yourself under this dynamic influence. Finding a creative outlet can help you to manage your energy.


Step out of your comfort zone, Taurus. Changing your routine could bring some much-needed creative inspiration at work this week, helping you unlock your hidden potential. Nurturing your talents could even help you find your true calling. Your focus over the next four weeks will fall on your responsibilities, but if you optimize your efficiency, you'll also be able to free up time for other pleasures. Bring a critical eye to your spending habits. Try not to overthink your money too much, as it can create unnecessary anxiety, but do adopt this mantra: I have all I need and can create what is necessary.


Focus on creating, Gemini. Your artistic instincts are a source of pleasure for the next four weeks, allowing you to bring your talents to the forefront. Gather your inspiration and make something that brings you joy. If you're single, you could be ready to meet a bevy of new dating prospects this week and plan dates with more than a few people. Make sure that you stay on top of your calendar to avoid any scheduling mishaps. If you're in a relationship, home and family matters will be at the top of your to-do list. Attention to detail is of the utmost importance, as mistakes can happen when you've got a lot on your plate. 


Invest in your home, Cancer. Adopt an abundance mindset and decide what to take care of first. Avoid getting sucked into purchasing items if you haven't done the appropriate research, taken measurements, or accounted for all costs. It's crucial that you live within your means. But do work on your space. It may not be glamorous, but every effort you put into it will help nurture your spirit. Set an intention this weekend to strengthen your connections with friends and family. This process will help you to further open your heart and soften your protective shell. 


Magic is possible when you follow your passions, Leo. Exploring the quirky facets of your personality can help steer your professional path into uncharted territory. You may feel more open to discussing your goals with others over the next four weeks and getting feedback from your community. Bouncing ideas off people may be humbling, but it can help shape your goals in unexpected ways. Conversations surrounding cash could cause anxiety, but this feeling is here to help you end patterns that hinder your ability to maintain wealth. Choose to act responsibly with your hard-earned money. 


You're amazing at finding deals, Virgo. This week, use your dollar-stretching skills to seek out wellness practices that support your physical and mental health. Or think up some DIY workout and meal plans. You might initiate positive new habits that you'll love integrating into your life. Managing finances and material possessions are on your mind for the next four weeks. Organizing this aspect of your life can help create structure and harmony. Be gentle with yourself and coworkers this week, as many new tasks land in your lap. Find an outlet that lets you center your thoughts to avoid burning out. 


It's your time to shine, Libra. All eyes are on you this week, and your social calendar fills up as people get ready to celebrate your season. Your kind spirit makes all feel welcome, and you know how to calm nerves and support others. Don't forget to make time to relax and renew yourself too. Treat yourself to something special for your birthday, and plan to reconnect with your favourite people. Later in the week, you may feel pulled in different directions and pressured to make a hasty decision. Hold off and evaluate the hidden agendas of all parties involved before you get in too deep. Not all is as it seems, and it's up to you to play detective. 


Your living situation could change out of the blue, Scorpio. Don't fear; these unexpected changes could work well in your favor. If you're in a relationship, you could be ready to take the next step. If you're single, you could be tempted to move to a different space or city. If you're content with your home, even minor adjustments to your space could vastly improve your happiness. Over the next four weeks, you'll be in the mood to strategize your next big career steps, and secrecy is of the utmost importance. Keeping your plans under wraps can help you self-edit and develop original ideas without intrusion. 


Your friends are here to support your goals, Sagittarius. Learning to lean on your connections can help to further your objectives over the next four weeks as you shape new plans. Getting involved in group projects can help you develop ideas you've been mulling over and uplift your spirit. Tensions at work could run high as you raise your attention to detail. This feeling could have you getting upset over minor mistakes — remember that you're human and that you're constantly learning. Perfection is an illusion. 


You've got an opportunity to make more cash, Capricorn. Keep your eyes peeled for interesting new projects at work this week and you could really rake it in. Alternatively, this could be an excellent time for you to ask for a raise or promotion. Be ready to back up your request with facts that support your case. Taking your talents elsewhere could help further your professional prospects if you feel unappreciated. Over the next four weeks, you'll be ready to make some critical career moves. As you climb the curvy ladder of success, accept your ups and downs as they come, and trust that you're a force to be reckoned with. Mid-week, summon your inner lie detector — things are not as they seem. 


Home is anything but boring for you, Aquarius. Your domestic world gets a wild shake-up early this week, asking you to react quickly. The good news is that any changes you experience will bring you joy and positive change. Embrace flexibility and go with the flow. You could be on the brink of creating an entirely new atmosphere. Over the next four weeks, you'll be keen to expand your mind. Exploring new mental and physical territory will be at the forefront of your focus as you submerge yourself into foreign subjects and possibly lands. Chase inspiration with your whole heart. 


Get ready to transform your life, Pisces. You'll find yourself embracing life's darker mysteries in the next four weeks, particularly in sex, death, and debt. Little surprises featuring these facets of your life can pop up now, forcing you to confront the steps you need to take to find closure. It may not be easy, but it will be worthwhile. At the end of the week, you'll be provided with the chance to begin a new story that lets your creative spirit shine. If you're single, you can set an intention that allows romance to grow with someone special. Attached Pisceans may be ready to reignite their love with their partner, infusing new levity into your relationship. 


Bryanna Collier is an astrology and fashion writer. Her work focuses on astrology, personal style, and how the two intersect. Follow her work at The Star Crossed.

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