Today's Horoscope
20 September 2017
By Tarot.com's Rick Levine

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General

We have a chance to focus our thoughts with laser-like accuracy around the Virgo New Moon at 1:29 am EDT. A rare cluster of the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars in exacting Virgo demands that we are precise with our intentions as we plant them like seeds to grow in the weeks ahead. Sudden change is possible while wildcard Uranus shocks the Sun, Moon and Mercury. Luna’s shift into gracious Libra at 6:05 am reminds us that kindness trumps hate.

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Aries
(Mar 21 - Apr 20)

You’re not as eager to tackle a task today, because you’re more concerned with perfection than with production. The Virgo New Moon activates your 6th House of Employment, compelling you to be as meticulous in your methods as possible. Your current modus operandi is doubly important because it sets the tone for the immediate future. If you’re going to do something, do it right the first time. Robert Half wrote, “The combination of hard work and smart work is efficient work.”

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Taurus
(Apr 21 - May 21)

Your charm works wonders as people hang on your every word today. The Virgo New Moon falls in your 5th House of Self-Expression, motivating you to share your thoughts. Others find your passion so inspirational now, you could read your shopping list aloud with such heartfelt sincerity that it sounds like a Shakespearean love sonnet. However, you’re not inclined to put on a performance just to impress a crowd when you have a specific agenda in mind. Francois de La Rochefoucauld wrote, “It is not sufficient to have great qualities; we must be able to make proper use of them.”

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Gemini
(May 22 - Jun 22)

You prefer to set aside your preconceived plan and improvise as you go today. Remaining flexible when scheduling activities opens up a variety of possibilities. However, your receptivity to the needs of others is a mixed blessing now that the Virgo New Moon sensitizes your 4th House of Security. Naturally, you want to nurture those you love but you must also take care of yourself. Stephen Covey wrote, “Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.”

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Cancer
(Jun23 - Jul 23)

You might become so obsessed with a cause that you lose your objectivity and forget about the people around you today. You sound extremely intelligent when you passionately describe the global predicament from your perspective. The virtuous Virgo New Moon channels your attention to your 3rd House of Distractions, spreading your energy over a wide swathe of reality. Dr. Jane Goodall wrote, “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

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Leo
(Jul 24 - Aug 23)

You feel the need to reaffirm your value to yourself and others now. It’s crucial to carefully examine your current investments while the discerning Virgo New Moon clarifies the energy of your 2nd House of Personal Resources. But taking inventory of your possessions and calculating your net worth are only parts of the big picture. An objective assessment needs to include your unique set of skills and talents. You owe yourself the love that you so freely give to other people.

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Virgo
(Aug 24 - Sep 23)

The tension you may be feeling today likely stems from strained relationship dynamics. The fussy Virgo New Moon lands in your 1st House of Self, triggering rebellious Uranus and waking people up from their complacency. You are itching for change or desperate to stay put while a partner or close ally is anxious to make a move. Fortunately, the balance swings in your favor as you recognize your true worth. You are free to shift your opinions without sacrificing your integrity. Communicating your new intentions is healthier than maintaining a position that no longer feels right.

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Libra
(Sep 24 - Oct 23)

Carving out some much-needed alone time helps you to balance your own needs with those of others. The analytical Virgo New Moon reflects your 12th House of Privacy, providing you with room to think without too many distractions other than your own mental chatter. Don’t be distracted by trying to figure out what people want today. Focus on appreciating your special brand of resourcefulness and acting in your own best interest now. Sometimes those who fly solo have the strongest wings.

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Scorpio
(Oct 24 - Nov 22)

Unreasonable expectations from colleagues and friends can place you in a difficult position today, so be direct about expressing what you can and cannot do to avoid any misunderstandings. Your ability to manage chaos with a smile saves the day. Meanwhile, the Virgo New Moon zaps your 11th House of Long-Term Goals, reinforcing your growing need to plan for the future. Sir Edmund Hillary wrote, “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”

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Sagittarius
(Nov 23 - Dec 21)

The littlest things seem to matter the most today when it comes to your career. The hardworking Virgo New Moon’s presence in your 10th House of Public Status encourages you to develop skills that can further your professional growth. Paradoxically, narrowing your perspective broadens your opportunities for success and recognition. Soren Kierkegaard wrote, “Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.”

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Capricorn
(Dec 22 - Jan 20)

It’s tempting to seek security in what you know, rather than to face the unknown. There are significant choices to make when the Virgo New Moon appears in your 9th House of Big Ideas. Frustration builds as you attempt to balance your need to gather useful information with your unrelenting drive to achieve professional recognition. Indian mystic Sadhguru wrote, “Nobody gets anywhere just because they desire it. People get somewhere because they acquire the necessary capability.”

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Aquarius
(Jan 21 - Feb 19)

Resolving unsettled relationship dynamics should be your main priority now, especially if you mistakenly believe personal and professional partners are on the same page as you. The discerning Virgo New Moon rattles your 8th House of Deep Sharing, prompting you to question the solidity of your most significant alliances. Nevertheless, you may feel as if you’re being overly picky as you describe what you need from others. Weaving a tighter web of cooperation enables you to achieve your highest potential.

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Pisces
(Feb 20 - Mar 20)

Opportunities to cultivate the quality of your relationships pull you away from the meanderings of your imagination. The Virgo New Moon refreshes your 7th House of Partners, bringing reason and good judgment to your alliances. Doors open, inviting you to connect with others on a more personal level. Fair-minded discussions help you work through complicated issues in a calm and rational manner. Although thoughtless remarks could undermine trust now, constructive criticism can be a major asset for building stronger bonds between you and those you respect.

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