TODAY’S HOROSCOPE: Monday, 9 September 2019


Practical developments are significant these days, dear Aries, but there can be some ups and downs, possibly in the form of a disappointment or question marks to navigate. The Sun opposes Neptune, and this annual transit reminds you to check in with your spiritual or inspirational needs to see if you’ve tended to them well. Taking care of mental health should not be ignored while you pursue your many personal and work goals during this opportunity period. Resolve to respect your natural energy rhythms instead of challenging them too much (or too often). If energy levels plummet now, it can be a cue to listen more attentively to your need for rest, repose, and refreshment. Your interest in work and health continues to be strong, but finding a healthy balance between work and rest as well as physical health and mental/emotional health is critical. This transit requires some taming of expectations and tempering of energy. If you’ve misjudged something, it may need correcting now.


This is a generally strong time for creative, expressive, and romantic pursuits, dear Taurus, but there are some challenges and ups and downs involved. A Sun-Neptune opposition is an annual event that reminds you to work on your expectations. It also wants you to pay more attention to your very valid needs to dream, imagine, and believe, particularly related to your social life. You may be questioning an uncertain or ambiguous situation related to a friendship, or you could be longing for a kindred spirit connection. It’s not a time when we see things clearly, making it better to wait important matters out. If you’re temporarily uninspired, you might benefit from taking a small break to refresh yourself. Today is not ideal for opening your heart or for taking a risk or gamble. It’s a time to slow down and catch your breath and trust that this is for the best!


A Sun-Neptune opposition suggests some ups and downs related to reputation, life path, or career matters, dear Gemini, and possibly with family or living conditions. You may not know where you’re headed or where you stand on an issue, which can interfere with your motivation levels. Others in your life may not be on board with your goals — or lack of defined objectives. This is a time when you may be struggling with your perceptions or hunches, so making the bigger decisions may not be wise just for now. Overall, however, your living conditions, relationship with family, and personal life are strengthening this month. The current emotional dip is merely a reminder to adjust your expectations or your dreams and goals to match your current situation better. If you’re dealing with rumors or ambiguities, you may need a break. Your search for more meaning is an ongoing one, and you’re bound to deal with speed bumps along the way. The Moon moves into your adventure sector later today, encouraging you to reach for the stars.


You’re generally going strong with personal interests these days, dear Cancer. Even so, a Sun-Neptune opposition can mean a temporary dip in motivation levels until you figure out which areas of your life need special attention. They’re likely to revolve around communications, transportation, projects, beliefs, and learning. Be a little more vigilant when working with facts and figures, and watch that you don’t communicate in a way that can easily be misinterpreted. Dream and create, but pay closer attention if dealing with practical matters today. If something is up in the air, avoid pushing for answers or trying too hard to fill in the blanks. It can be difficult getting the information or directions you need today. Where you stand regarding schooling, transportation, publishing, or communications and learning endeavors may be in question. If someone is seeking a commitment or definite answer from you, but you don’t totally feel right about it, try to defer it to a more certain time. Events of the day may remind you that you need to take a small and refreshing break from overthinking.


Waiting on an outcome with high expectations can put some pressure on you or your relationships, dear Leo. It might also leave you open to hurt feelings or letdown. Some confusion can surround private or financial matters with the Sun’s opposition to Neptune and its recent square to Jupiter. It’s a strong month, in general, for strengthening your money and resource situation, but there are some ups and downs involved. As much as you’d like to have all the facts before you, uncertainties are a reality now. Drawing boundaries with others who seem to want more of your time and energy than you can manage may be necessary. Events now remind you that you need to pay more attention to your spiritual, inspirational, and emotional needs. This is not the ideal time to schedule important events or to make significant decisions with transits challenging your perceptions and energy levels.


Transits these days tend to raise your spirits, in general, dear Virgo, and it’s a special time for advancing your personal interests. Even so, planets in your sign go to battle with Jupiter and Neptune this month, and ups and downs are involved. Right now, a Sun-Neptune opposition can deflate you until you understand its purpose. You may be swinging from idealistic images of someone or a situation to imagining the worst. For best results, focus on the things you love instead of pinning your hopes elsewhere. If you are unprepared or disorganized, any drama occurring now can feel worse than it is. Recognize that you are more sensitive on emotional, spiritual, and physical levels right now, and do your best to take a break from overdoing or overthinking. You may very well discover a significant need to connect to something spiritual or mystical to find more meaning in your life. Blending this with your recent focus on physical concerns will be ideal. Don’t push yourself or a situation, and you’ll be in fine shape now.


You could be dealing with some lack of clarity today, dear Libra, especially related to what is expected of you and what you expect from others. Work and service are in strong focus, but it can be difficult dealing with routine matters if you’re not feeling motivated or directed, which is possible now. However, treat this time as a period for regaining fuel and motivation or inspiration for best results. Don’t expect too much of yourself for now. Much is going on behind the scenes, and you may not always feel on top of your game as a result of some general distractions. Or, while you might envision an exciting project today, it can be difficult knowing how to get it off the ground. These can be signs that a small break from overthinking would be welcome. Today is best for observing rather than deciding. Increased compassion can motivate you to help someone out or to provide a service.


While the day can start off feeling somewhat up in the air, dear Scorpio, you’re in great shape for communications as the day advances. You’re in an ideal position to persuade, share, and connect. Learning flows well, or there’s a moment of truth and new insight into a friendship. Connections made now can be very fruitful. Conversations are instructional but also satisfying. You may be doing some guiding or teaching now, and it’s fulfilling. As the day advances, pouring your energy into a special project can be wonderfully absorbing. This is a clean-up period on mental levels, and clarifying a matter can be in focus. Decision-making improves as you see your prospects more clearly.


An annual Sun-Neptune opposition occurring now can temporarily deflate you, dear Sagittarius, but it’s not meant to keep you down. Instead, it can serve as a reminder to pay more attention to your need for extra magic, imagination, or spirituality in your life if you’ve been ignoring these needs. This can be a slightly disorienting time, but it’s worth it to go with the flow and accept that you may not need to know everything for the time being. Ambiguities related to living conditions or arrangements, with family, or insecurities about your capabilities can weigh you down, affecting the pursuit of your goals, career, or responsibilities. In fact, taking a breather so that you can get into better touch with your intuition on these matters can help redirect you. In the process, you might discover new–and possibly improved–sources of inspiration. For now, it may be best to accept that some things are uncertain. If you’re not feeling on solid ground, it can be challenging to gun it in your work. However, this may be a call to take a break before pressing forward.


A yearly Sun-Neptune opposition occurs now, dear Capricorn, and it can serve to spotlight your unrealized dreams or areas of discontent. A temporary lack of direction or inspiration can leave you especially sensitive to distractions, which makes it challenging to get things done. It’s best not to commit or to make an official statement under these conditions, so aim to wait things out. It’s a good time to reconsider or examine your expectations. Expectations can sometimes spoil perfectly good moments, so do your best to keep things realistic. However, if you’ve been ignoring your need for inspiration and happiness goals, now is the time to give them some attention. Take a break from overthinking things. This transit can be a call to pay more attention to your romantic or idealistic side on a more regular basis. This way, it doesn’t emerge in unexpected and disruptive ways. As well, try not to put too much faith in what you’re told for the time being, as there can be missing information.


With the Sun in opposition to Neptune, dear Aquarius, you’re in good shape for tapping into your imaginative side. However, there can be a noticeable lack of clarity or up-in-the-air energy now, and it’s better to avoid (if possible) important financial transactions, especially lending. The full picture may not yet be available to you, or you may be a little too invested in a matter to be objective. It can be challenging to establish or enforce boundaries, either with others or with your money and energy. Try not to press for answers and resolve to pay more attention to your spiritual needs while protecting your material resources. Watch, too, for hanging onto a false, idealized image of a person, project, or relationship–it puts too much pressure on a connection and leaves you vulnerable. Wait things out. However, if you’ve been disorganized with money or unclear about your resources and capabilities, this can weigh on you. It may be better to take small steps to correct these issues.


The Sun’s annual opposition to Neptune occurs now, dear Pisces, and seems to put a spotlight on unrealized needs, dreams, and wishes. Consider that you may not be seeing people plainly and situations realistically. However, it’s also possible that someone in your life is projecting their issues onto you. Do what you can to discourage people from seeing you unclearly, as difficult as that may be. If you feel put upon now, aim to take a breather and discover what you honestly think about a matter. Consider, too, whether you’ve been evasive or unclear with someone in your life and take steps to correct the situation. These days, it can be difficult to distinguish between what you want and what others want from you. Since it’s far better to attach yourself to dreams that inspire you than those that let you down, don’t be afraid of holes you might see in your current plans and visions. Seeing them can help you do some patching.