Rockie Weekly Horoscope September 16–22



Aries: Mar. 20 – Apr. 19A down-to-earth mind-set could compete with your ambitious intentions as pragmatic Mercury and your Mars ruler favorably align this weekend. Do the work, make the effort, collect the reward. No matter what form the payoff takes—actual dollars, a promissory note or a revitalized sense of purpose—this show of support from the planets is real. Unfortunately, it is also fleeting. By the end of the month as Mars reverses its motion, lots of things could come to a standstill, including your determination to become more productive, to not waste precious time.

Taurus: Apr. 20 – May 20

Get your head into the game. Having athletic Mars in your sign doesn’t automatically make you a better physical specimen, but it can provide more energy, sharper focus and a stronger competitive spirit than you usually admit to. Whether it be boning up on the statistics or tracking the history of the sport, feel free to use the smarts Mercury bestows while it plays in your arena of recreation and risk. Not the fighters, but the lovers among the Bulls can entertain themselves by doing something utterly unpredictable to relieve their tension.

Gemini: May 21 – Jun. 20

Digging up dirt about a potential or past partnership arrangement could take on a greater importance than it actually warrants. Despite the pressure you feel building between you, even before the autumnal equinox actually arrives, try to maintain a fair and balanced Libran frame of mind. Although you may secretly crave “proof positive,” after your Mercury ruler leaves detail-driven Virgo on the 20th, it might be difficult to buy into the rationale behind either side of the issue. Compromise, anyone?

Cancer: Jun. 21 – Jul. 22

To a Moon Child, each full moon signifies that something crucial is about to be resolved. This weekend’s Harvest Moon promises a period of rewards and a sense of fulfillment not usually found in the course of the year. Take time to appreciate the enormity of the Pisces lunar vibe, the depth of compassion that this emotional water sign represents, as well as the spiritual highs and sacrifices that accompany it. The Virgo sun highlights neighbors, siblings and school while Luna illuminates foreign cultures, philosophy and faith; this polarity may help with the dilemma you’re facing.

Leo: Jul. 23 – Aug. 22

Whether you’re seeing the forest or the trees this weekend depends on what the Virgo-Pisces full moon reveals about your financial status. Virgo focuses on the specifics, Pisces scans the big picture. Between them, something pertinent to a money matter should emerge. On a more personal note, you could have your hands full as artistic Venus in Scorpio challenges weighty Saturn in your sign. While sculptors and potters can use this heightened sense of form to create more imposing pieces, other Lions should expect to be artfully manipulated by their nearest and dearest.

Virgo: Aug. 23 – Sep. 22

The last days of summer (autumn begins on the 22nd) are far from the hazy, lazy days of song. While energetic Mars and your Mercury ruler form a constructive bond, you’re likely to be busier than you’ve been in a while. A sharp tongue, quick reflexes and a willingness to stir the pot during the full moon this weekend can raise a ruckus at home with other family members. But once Mercury moves on to Libra Tuesday, harmony is miraculously restored. You probably won’t have to apologize or make amends either, simply tip-toe gently through the mine field.

Libra: Sep. 23 – Oct. 22

While you’d like to play by the book and earn Brownie points from the establishment this weekend, the rebel in you is bursting at the seams, eager to break some rules and have outrageous fun in the process. Blame your irresistible Venus ruler for aggravating stern Saturn while simultaneously courting eccentric Uranus. How you manage to balance the contrasting desires is something only a Libra can pull off with equanimity and grace. Prepare yourself: the autumnal equinox falls on Thursday the 22nd.

Scorpio: Oct. 23 – Nov. 21

Scorpions don’t often get permission from the cosmos to play or make love to the full extent of your desire. The ramifications can be too scary. However, this weekend the Pisces full moon in your house of pure joy and creativity encourages you to open the floodgates of your heart. Let go of your fears, control issues and tight-ass disposition. There shouldn’t be any reprisals or recriminations because expansive Jupiter favors your Pluto co-ruler. There may also be some money involved, e.g., payback on a karmic debt?

Sagittarius: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21

They may not be easily recognizable, but when your optimistic Jupiter ruler lends its support to Pluto in your sign, the benefits shouldn’t be taken for granted. This constructive sextile aspect won’t happen again; 12 years from now, when Jupiter is next in your Libra house of colleagues and causes, Pluto will be in Capricorn. So if there is a group you identify with who can do you some good or with whom you can do some good, get in touch. Fair warning: the Virgo-Pisces full moon presses buttons that’ll keep you dancing as fast as you can. Medicate, meditate.


Capricorn: Dec. 22 – Jan. 20Every full moon brings tears; sometimes of joy, more often of pain, fear or confusion. It’s the best time to release tensions that have built up since the new moon, to clear your mind for the resolutions to come. Because the full moon in Pisces is the most compassionate, as well as the most chaotic, of all the signs, it would serve even level-headed Goats well to let your emotions get the best of you. Tears could mask the hurt you feel if Venus spurns your overtures (more likely steps on your heart) when she squares your Saturn ruler this weekend.

Aquarius: Jan. 21 – Feb. 18

A financial matter could be settled while the moon is full in your Pisces house of assets and values. It might not seem like a big deal, but if you feel overwhelmed by the depth of your response, simply go with the flow. The vastness of the oceanic Pisces vibration makes it difficult to set limit on emotional reactions; feelings get jumbled or tempest-tossed. Plus with impressionable Neptune, Pisces’ ruling planet, in your sign, stately Water-Bearers might behave more like frantic Fish than you’re willing to admit.

Pisces: Feb. 19 – Mar. 19

It is said that faith can move mountains; can it also remove the emotional garbage piling up around you during the Pisces full moon? If you feel your emotions are confusing at other times of the year, imagine what sort of crap can overwhelm you this weekend? But then, Fish tend to let their imaginations run away with them, anyway. While there are few indications of controls or limits, you’re liable to have a romantic fling or another pleasant, distracting encounter when affectionate Venus favors inventive Uranus in your sign on Sunday.