Horoscopes: Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2023

Illustration by Ash Cheshire

Aries: This week, Mercury enters Libra where it highlights your partnership sector with the powers of learning, listening and connecting. It’s a time where balance and temperance are key. It’s important to take viewpoints and feelings into account that may seem like the opposite of yours and to find yourself reflecting with others that may seem very different at first. Your love life and close relationships have the potential to heal and grow deeply at this time. There is a theme of beautifying and refining things.

Taurus: As Mercury enters fellow Venus-ruled sign Libra, it’s time to practice diplomacy and peacemaking in your life. Think of relationships that need mending through clear, yet loving communication. Tend to areas that need more balance. Find creative outlets that make you feel that special spark. Putting energy toward caring, curating and constructing is favored as Mercury in Libra is all about beautifying and refining your communication skills.

Gemini: Your ruling planet Mercury enters the Venusian sign of Libra this week. Collaboration is favored at this time as Libra (the scales) has a way of trying to get everyone on the same page. It’s a good time to observe, study and listen. Through this quiet observation, you get the information you require to move forward at work or in a specific relationship in a way that suits the vibe of those involved. It’s all about smoothing out interactions and streamlining tasks. 

Cancer: You’re not feeling particularly argumentative this week. You’d rather let people have their own feelings and ideas and leave it at that. You’re realizing what topics and at which times things are worth the effort of debate. You’re in the mood to learn but not to analyze, maybe that part comes later. Mercury in Libra has this effect as it reminds you to balance your thoughts and feelings and to balance the abstract with the material. 

Leo: Mercury in erudite Libra inspires you to hone your skills and expand your knowledge this week, especially when it comes to all things artistic. You’re feeling creative and there may be a spark that allows you to put some beautiful personal final touches on things that you have been working on. Words come easily and you find yourself particularly interested in how others are feeling. 

Virgo: Your ruling planet In Venusian Libra has you getting more comfortable expressing yourself and articulating your feelings. It’s an ideal time to get in touch with yourself and to share what you find with friends and partners. Conversations can be eye opening at this time. There is a sense of relief after finding the words to say something that has felt stuck.

Libra: Mercury, the planet of communication, is in your first house aligning with the sun this week, which means you have your “thinking hat” on. You’re seeking mental stimulation, new information and inspiration. Branching out and learning new things is favorable in this climate. You are particularly interesting and charming to others right now as people want to get to know you more. 

Scorpio: It’s best not to dwell on things or stew on issues that won’t be solved overnight in a way that winds you up and gets your emotions all agitated for nothing. Do your best to consider the facts and then take action. A bit of detachment can be good for now. Mercury in Libra reminds you to find a flow and keep your head in the game step by step. 

Sagittarius: There’s a generally good vibe in the air as Mercury enters Libra this week. Music sounds particularly good and the sunlight shines through the leaves just so. You’re paying attention to the simple beauty around you and it’s reminding you of what’s really important in life. Make time to be creative, visit friends, or get to know your neighbors.

Capricorn: Now is a great time to reconcile logic and emotions, you may come to see that they are two sides of the same coin. Perhaps your obsession with practicality has been getting in the way of your relationships or your creative endeavors. Mercury in Libra inspires you to be more articulate about your feelings and to sometimes do things just for fun. You don’t have to be on the clock 24/7. 

Aquarius: Mercury in fellow air sign Libra has you feeling at home in a creative flow or a deep dive of self-guided studying. You’re thinking about how everything and everyone is connected in some way. It’s a good time for philosophical conversations. If you’re in a committed relationship, you might deepen your connection by working on a common goal together. If you’re single, it could feel like a good time for casual flirting for fun but nothing too serious. 

Pisces: A bit of detachment helps you view things more objectively this week as Venus in Libra brings balanced communication into our day-to-day interactions. If things have felt heavy lately, there seems to be some relief as you stop worrying about things that are out of your control. You are just one person. But in this thought, you are also one special person. You’re doing your best, bringing unique insight and intuition to all that you do. You care a lot for others. There is no need to quit that, but give yourself some room to think.