Astrology GIFs for the Week of September 1, 2014

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Hurried Mercury darts into Libra on Tuesday the 2nd and balance will set in as we head toward the fall equinox. The frantic pace of summer settles down to a mellowness, which will help us prepare for upcoming work. This is a time of harvest: It's labor that reaps great rewards, both personally and for the community at large.

Venus enters coy Virgo on Friday the 5th – summer love and casual sexual encounters will become more practical, which may be jarring at first. It’s amazing what a tan and a few fun cocktails can do for romance, especially under the right summer moon. As the light changes into a soft fall glow as we turn toward the equinox, things will appear a bit differently. Romance can be passionate and intense, but love is tender, patient, and kind. Let’s see what lasts. 

Aries (March 21–April 19)

Your health and well-being are most important right now. Please be sure to check in with yourself and intervene (before someone else does). The more you are introspective now, you will be able to see the core of your problems and resolve your worries. Don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself when necessary: You are quite charming right now with both the sun and Venus in your sector of everyday goings on. This is an excellent time to talk things over with a lover or business partner; with Mercury in your seventh house of pairings, you have the ability to tell each other exactly what you need to know, so you can work together toward a common goal. 

 

Taurus (April 20–May 20)

You have the chance to meet someone wonderful now and also to have the time of your life; so get out of the house and have fun with like-minded people. Partnerships and marriages may not be on your mind at the moment, so have a playful time. This is the time of year for you to indulge in pleasure, Taurus. Your fifth house of joy and amusement is alight with planetary energies. If you are trying to have children, now is a fortuitous time for fertility. Plan accordingly. 

 

Gemini (May 21–June 20)

You health is not in good condition now; seek out a doctor or professional to get the answers you need to feel whole again. As the most dualistic sign of the zodiac, you tend to sway between opinions, so it's always best to have someone to bounce ideas off of, if you ever have trouble making up your mind. With Jupiter in your tenth house and your horoscope’s sector of partnerships in Sagittarius, engage with your confidantes to reach some much needed conclusions. 

Cancer (June 21–July 22)

If you have siblings or close family you can rely upon now, do it. Get together with blood ties if possible, because the sun and Venus power your star chart’s sector of close, immediate family. This transit also indicates a period of great eloquence for you, so if you have important meetings to attend or things to write, do so proudly and with subtle ease. Parents are also strong allies now, willing to help you through difficult times. Emotional support is very important to your sign, and unless you receive enough love and attention from your family, you are more likely to feel its absence more than any other character of the zodiac. 

 

Leo (July 23–August 22)

You have job offers coming your way very soon. Venus being in your second house along with the sun helps, but since sexy Venus is not so comfortable in prudish Virgo, don’t expect major increases. Something financially generous is sure to come your way, substantial or not. Rely on your sharpness of tongue and strong intellect now, because Mercury favors this sector of your horoscope. 

 

Virgo (August 23–September 22)

It’s your birthday, so plan on getting gifts. The sun and Venus in your sign signify lots of pretty offerings and trinkets coming your way, possibly some jewelry. However, be wary of pretty things that really have no meaning. Lovely things are nice, but if the shimmer of gems and precious metals is enchanting you, remember that love is most important. Jewels are dug from holes from the ground and love fills holes in our hearts, which feels much better — but both are best. 

 

Libra (September 23–October 22)

This week it may seem as if things are off-kilter; you may realize that a love relationship isn’t what it seemed to be. Now that things are winding down and we prepare for the end of summer, you might feel as if you haven’t taken full advantage of what this season has to offer. A transit in your chart brings on these thoughts, so think about all the good times you did enjoy and step ahead into fall with confidence. You have the ability to express yourself with great intelligence now because Mercury inhabits your sign. 

 

Scorpio (October 23–November 21)

This is a good time for your love life, Scorpio. You may feel particularly attached to someone whom you want to want you. If you don’t have such a person, you are sure to find someone you fancy very soon. Also, you may want to make a commitment right now: Vows and commitments are things you take very seriously, Scorpio, so think about things, mull over the facts, and make decisions based in reality. 

 

Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)

Accolades are possible now, although you may have difficulty envisioning things changing for the better. With Mercury in your house of society and the outside world, it would do you well to socialize and to connect with new people. Your horoscope’s sector of endings in Scorpio is rife with planetary energy, which is sure to bring changes. Remain mentally strong and rely on nice people around you to get you through hard times. It’s okay to ask others for help when you need it, even though you are the one used to giving advice. 

 

Capricorn (December 22–January 19)

Your inner self is what needs attention now. Although you are usually business oriented, it’s clear that now you need to address issues that have you puzzled by approaching them through a different method of psychic awareness. You have the ability to speak well at work and receive praise thanks to the powers of communicative Mercury in your natal chart’s zone of honor. It would be best to stay out of the social spotlight for a bit, and shine at work and get lots of rest instead. 

 

Aquarius (January 20–February 18)

Lay low at work and do your best not to engage in struggles for dominance or schemes to oust anyone. Such plans will most likely backfire: Simply wait for things to work themselves out and don’t get involved on a personal level. Other people’s business may seem important now for some reason, but try to remember that yours is the only beeswax worth caring about.

Pisces (February 19–March 20)

There is an ending in sight, which really signifies a new beginning. This will most likely end a way of thinking that has kept you in the dark. Perhaps you have had recent life experiences or epiphanies that changed your point of view. Such a shift can be traumatic emotionally, although it's good for the psyche in the long run. Be patient with yourself and have faith that things will all work out for the best. Do whatever it is that makes you feel most comforted, if the world gets you feeling down. Swim onwards, Pisces.

 

David Scoroposki is a professional astrologer working in New York City. GIF reporting by Maggie Lange