Get a Jump on Tomorrow,
Your Daily Horoscopes for Tuesday, September 18
You are in no mood to feel tied down today, dear Aries, even though you recognize the need to follow a few rules! It’s important to be mindful if freeing yourself of something that has been holding you back, however, as there is a real tendency to be rash today. Try not to lash out when dealing with frustrating situations (or people), as it is unlikely to contribute positively to your life. A healthy outlet can be to focus on areas of your life that you may have been avoiding and sideline the things you’ve been overdoing. This will lead to a much more balanced feeling. There has been a more intense focus on your social life and happiness goals or long-term plans and dreams, which has bumped some of your practical goals down to second place. The results of this may make themselves known today, but don’t let the disruption get you down! Take this opportunity to see your practical affairs from a new perspective, as it may lead you to new possibilities. You may be taking action on a matter that feels long overdue today.
A Mars-Uranus square involving your sign today can point to some tension, dear Taurus. If you feel restricted by something or someone, you’re ready to bail! The instinct may be to rock the boat, but do keep in mind that you’ll be far more effective if you take the time for some self-knowledge — knowing what it is you genuinely want makes any rebellion or reaction more effective. While you’ve been excited about pursuing your goals with Mars at the top of your solar chart, if you’ve been overdoing this or pressuring yourself to succeed, you’re likely to need a break that refreshes now. If schedules are interrupted, this may very well turn into a positive, since it’s possible the changes you make can bring you to a better place. Doing your own thing can be good for you, but it may be better to avoid making a splash as you do. Focus on goals that make YOU feel happy and accomplished, rather than focusing on what others think is right for you. This can also be a time for breaking free of a situation that you attempted a few months back but didn’t quite complete.
Today you may feel a desire to break out of your usual boundaries, dear Gemini, but a small part of you may not be willing to change. Feeling moody or uninspired may be holding you back from entirely breaking out of your shell and pursuing or meeting your goals. These feelings may be arising due to uneasiness about a re-emerging problem in your life. Try not to act out or make decisions impulsively, as what may seem important today may be seen completely differently with some distance and perspective later. Try to focus on finding healthy outlets for expressing this need for freedom that’s been building inside of you. This may be a week in which you take action on a matter that first arose in May, and you now feel more equipped to handle. Putting something behind you is essential now, although it’s best not to be too hasty.
With Mars in a challenging aspect to Uranus today, dear Cancer, impulsivity and willfulness can be themes. A strong desire for change in your life can be looming, but focusing in on exactly what and how you want to change is the part that is most challenging! You may feel some confusion on whether you wish for distance or want to jump in with both feet when it comes to your relationships. Although you have been feeling a need for more intensity lately, the parts of you that desire a healthy bit of distance can emerge now, which may lead to misunderstandings with others if you are not fully aware of why you are feeling this way. Look for ways to nurture the feelings of independence you are feeling, while also keeping yourself open to exploring your emotions. This is a week of feeling more empowered to make long-overdue changes, although you may need to do some battle with your feelings first.
Feelings of being ignored or not taken seriously may come to a head today, dear Leo. You may experience people disagreeing with the way you approach your work or your goals. Tensions and frustrations may arise in your career, but it’s best to avoid making decisions emotionally. You may discover later that you were not quite ready to jump into (or out of) something. Although you may feel like you don’t know how to get closer to or better understand some people in your life, conflict can lead to new ways of understanding and working with them that can leave the relationship in a better place in the end. The key now is to get in touch with what needs changing and improving so that you can take action that adds value to your life.
Today can be a day where you feel like too many little things are going wrong, dear Virgo, but don’t let that get you down! Although these problems may seem to be coming about randomly, they are likely a result of a problem that wasn’t wholly dealt with in the past. Health and work-related tensions may reach a boiling point today after having expended a lot of energy on these matters in recent weeks. Take today to give yourself a break from these goals so that you can act more spontaneously or explore your feelings more fully. Disruptions in your schedule may allow for just that, in fact! However, if you really want to get things done, when deciding areas that need to change, avoid acting on a whim. Instead, release frustrations by pouring your energy into improvements.
Today is a day that pushes change and your life forward, dear Libra, as Mars and Uranus form a square today. This first happened in May and then again in August, and can now point to a release or turning point. Although you may be feeling intensely preoccupied and excited about a specific task, project, or relationship, you need to step back a bit from preoccupations. In fact, this may happen without trying with disruptions or changes in schedule that allow for these things. Areas of your life that have caged you in, even if it has happened willingly, can now feel overwhelming. Making plans to make improvements to areas of your life makes more sense and is far more helpful than resisting change or bringing on change through impulsive actions, so be sure to reflect and make deliberate decisions now.
Your close relationships and your domestic world may have some surprises in store for you, dear Scorpio. Keeping yourself flexible will be vital to moving through any surprises gracefully. You may clash with a romantic partner or a member of your family today. Or, a show of independence from someone around you may come about suddenly, leaving you to handle issues or tasks on your own. The day’s Mars-Uranus square can prompt a pressing need to release yourself from something or someone you have been focusing too much energy on. Take this opportunity to plan for improvements in other areas of your life, rather than focusing obsessively on one aspect, and it can be a fruitful time. This is a week of releasing yourself from a restrictive situation that feels a long time coming, so be as mindful and self-aware as possible.
You may feel personal projects and interests to be especially engrossing these days, dear Sagittarius, with Mars in your solar third house. Don’t let this excitement lead to ignoring your other needs, however! Circumstances now may help you along if you have been a little too obsessed, as change is in the air. You may be feeling especially enterprising but there is also a tendency to push something forward rashly, which can set you back. If current activities are interfering with your happiness and the order or structure in your life, take the time to try to restore that order today. Identify which parts of your life require more flexibility, and carefully consider what needs to be done to achieve this even if you feel pressure to find a quick solution. Don’t let impatience prevail, as a Mars-Uranus clash today tends to lead to rash decision-making. However, do recognize the need for constructive change.
You may be feeling the more erratic or disordered parts in your life more strongly today, dear Capricorn, which can lead to tension and perhaps unexpected disruptions. Watch for stubbornness in regards to sticking to what you know and doing things on your own. If you’ve been resistant to change, Uranus won’t mind pushing you out of your comfort zone! It’s better to anticipate what needs to change and being proactive about it. Tension can arise in areas of your life that have been preoccupying your mind, leading to feelings of restlessness. Alternatively, you may experience conflict with someone over issues of values or respect. Frustrations can come from an inner clash between wanting to take a risk and preferring to stay in your comfort zone. Take both sides into consideration as you move forward — take steps forward rather than huge leaps for best results now.
Distractions and disruptions may be arising left and right, dear Aquarius, as Mars clashes with Uranus. Mars is in your sign, and Uranus is your ruler, so this is personal! Issues may come to a head for you, or for people around you, especially regarding matters that have remained stagnant and resistant to change, possibly since May. Keep an open mind when it comes to change, but don’t go all in by making rebellious and impatient decisions. Taking a small break from projects that you have been invested in lately can help restore a sense of order in your life. Take time to release some of the tension that has been building up from feeling restricted or overruled recently, but try to do so constructively! Rather than rushing into situations loudly and angrily, communicate your needs in healthy, constructive ways and take the time to understand yourself and your needs.
Although you may be feeling unsettled, dear Pisces, you may want to avoid pushing things today. A feeling of a need for change is present now with Mars in your privacy sector forming a tense aspect with Uranus. Areas of discontent in your life may be harder to fully identify now, leading to a generalized feeling of frustration that may arise randomly. These days, you may be feeling more independent and perhaps introverted, while also keeping an interest in being open to connections with others and communication. Be wary of putting too much of your energy into one specific task or project, as it can backfire by disrupting many other areas of your life. Try to seek out a healthier balance by not over-focusing on one or two aspects of your life while ignoring other areas. Thankfully, you are exceptionally creative today, and you are more easily able to come up with interesting and successful solutions to inner conflicts.