Hidden Insights: Astrology for the week of 16 September 2018

Hidden Insights would like to wish everyone a merry equinox, as the cosmic balance between light and dark is once again equal. Excitement in the air, as this celestial event produces optimism. It is a good week to make progress on projects. The week starts with a sextile between Mercury and Jupiter, and this aspect is perfect for outdoor activities, as many feel compelled to get out of the house.

Tuesday brings a harsh square between Mars and Uranus. Classically, this can create inner tension and anxiety. People around the world will feel on edge, and short fuses may be exposed. While most of the week is pleasant, Tuesday, 18 September promises to be a challenge. Mars and Uranus are in fixed signs at this time, which signals stability and financial concerns for the week. Global trade is due to suffer slightly, and earthquakes explosions, and volcanic activity are possible as well. Countries that will be most affected by this energy include Ireland, Tasmania, Capri, Tanzania, Cuba, Serbia, Yemen, and the Greek Islands.

Thursday though Saturday are the most astrologically active days. First, the Sun and Mercury will come together in a conjunction on Thursday, 20 September. Mental activity is heightened, and tensions from earlier in the week finally disappear. Mercury then changes signs on Friday, 21 September and moves into Libra. This is a social, yet passive aggressive position for Mercury. The next several weeks will be coloured by debates, artistic self-expression, and compromises. Most of the weekend will be filled with deal making and arguments. Social media is also highlighted right now, which could get a number of people in trouble.

Astro Homework

Hidden Insights cannot ignore the importance of the equinox, and we encourage all of our readers to spend time working with the energy. This magical time allows us to regain the balance in our own lives. It represents at time to recognize areas of our life that need improvement. Ask yourself, Have I been spending too much time at work? Should I focus more on positive self-talk? Perhaps you need to rebalance your diet. No matter how you choose to honour the equinox, remember to make it about harmony and embracing a new equilibrium

Aries (21 March — 20 April)

Aries Constellation, image by FreepikGetting things accomplished around the house is at the top of your to do list this week, Aries. Much of this is due to how little you’ve been able to get done over the last several weeks. On Monday, rumours about financial changes fly at work. This could indicate either cut backs or raises. No matter how this manifests, it will certainly produce a great deal of tension on Tuesday when Mars makes a square to Uranus. A sudden change in your own financial situation is guaranteed, especially for those who have birthdays between the 22nd and 25th of March. Friday and Saturday bring a nice change of pace, as your house of love and partnerships gets a double hit. Flirtation, open communication, and the opportunity strengthen bonds with others will occur.

Craving: Pretzels

Taurus (21 April — 20 May)

Taurus Constellation, image by Freepik

Sexy text messages and other forms of digital flirtation are an unexpected surprise this week, Taurus, as an old flame is makes an appearance. Make certain you keep your head out of the clouds to avoid falling into an old relationship. An encounter with police, legal professionals, and doctors occur on Tuesday or Wednesday. As this is a quick transit, there is no need to worry about the long-term effects of this meeting. The opportunity to escape on Thursday could lead you to the movies, an art class, or beautiful solitude at home with a good book. Try to get rest and relaxation in, as the weekend will be your busiest days this week. Responsibilities, errands, and chores are calling your name. You may even be called in to work on Saturday.

Craving: Chocolate cake

Gemini (21 May — 20 June)

Gemini Constellation, image by FreepikOpen and honest conversations with loved ones are important for you this week, Gemini. It may  be difficult to concentrate on anything other than domestic matters. This can make being productive at work a challenge, so you may want to try and coordinate either a day off, leaving early, or working from home if possible. Philosophical debates on Tuesday distract you briefly, but not enough to become as fully engaged with the argument as you typically like to be. Parties, game nights, and bar hopping are promised this weekend. Mercury and the Sun move into your sector of leisure and pleasure, which gives you the chance to let loose. However, with your family focused thinking right now, it might be best to host a get together instead of indulging in a night on the town.

Craving: Sushi

Cancer (21 June — 20 July)

Cancer Constellation, image by FreepikStaying still or lying about in bed is not possible this week, Cancer. The most productive areas of your chart are activated right now. Travelling around town, going to meetings, and running errands keep you busy. Not only are you unable to stay still, others come to you for favours to help them tackle their own to-do lists. Tuesday brings the potential for a conflict concerning money with a family member. Being creative will help you solve this problem, especially if you can agree to a joint investment or donation to a charity. As the Sun and Mercury move into your fourth house, a weekend full of family functions is promised. Siblings, cousins, aunts, and uncles may come to call. Embrace your unique ability to make anyone feel at home, and be prepared to play host(ess) or caregiver on Saturday.

Craving: Caramel

Leo (21 July — 20 August)

Leo Constellation, image by FreepikLast week you spent time focusing on changes at home, Leo. This week you will spend money on those planned changes. Tensions at work rise that take your attention away from domestic matters, which may delay how quickly you complete any updates or purchases for your home. An argument at work with a superior on Tuesday hurts your pride. Don’t lose control of your temper, or you could find yourself in more trouble than you can handle. From Thursday onward, you mind races to a point of potential obsession over Tuesday’s conflict. Enlist the input of a friend or family member to help put life back into perspective. Over the weekend, traffic may make it difficult for you to enjoy outings. Make sure you give yourself plenty of travel time, and try not to race the clock. Slow down and enjoy yourself.

Craving: Popsicles

Virgo (21 August — 20 September)

Virgo Constellation, image by FreepikAs Mercury spends its last few days in your sign, Virgo, it’s time to address unfinished business you have been wrestling with. Conversations early in the week will begin the process of resolving a conflict. Confrontations may come to a head on Tuesday, 18 September, which allows you to address delusions or lies. Legal action is also possible, and if you have been considering court action, this week is a good time to initiate paperwork. The conjunction between the Sun and Mercury occurs in your sign this week, which makes this aspect personal. You will be blessed this day with persuasive and sliver tongued gifts. Make the best use of this transit by addressing anyone you wish to fully hear what you have to say. Interactions with others continue to be practical over the weekend, and an encounter with a financial adviser right now can help you grow your savings or investments.

Craving: Sugar cookies

Libra (21 September — 20 October)

Libra Constellation, image by FreepikIn Fleetwood Mac’s song “Little Lies,” the chorus intones, “Tell me lies, tell me sweet little lies.” This is what you are facing this week, Libra. Difficulty getting the truth out of others makes it difficult to get anywhere right now. Of course, not everyone is deceiving you, though you are unable to tell who is and who isn’t. Astrologically, these lies are being told about financial matters. Tuesday’s tension between Mars and Uranus brings the potential for an explosive argument over money, which can be resolved before the end of the week. Relief comes on Thursday as secrets are revealed, and you finally see how to handle this financial hiccup. You finally come down off the week’s high on Friday, when Mercury and the Sun begin to move into your sign. This allows you to turn your attention to self-care and surround yourself with the support of others.

Craving: Alcohol

Scorpio (21 October — 20 November)

Scorpio Constellation, image by FreepikConflicting feelings between socializing and complete withdraw make it difficult for you to know what you want, Scorpio. Early in the week, you will be surrounded by friends who wish to make plans to get together. You are prone to indulging them and enjoying a few nights out. However, your scorpion’s intuition tells you something isn’t right. An argument between two of your friends, most likely Gemini or Virgo, forces you to get involved. Before Friday, you will need to act as the mediator in a dispute that brings you to the limit of your patience. Friday and Saturday are much different, as Mercury and the Sun move into your twelfth house. This allows you to fully retreat and focus on yourself.

Craving: Apples

Sagittarius (21 November — 20 December)

Sagittarius Constellation, image by FreepikSocial energy flows around you this week, Sagittarius, and you will find that you become the centre of attention. Having the spotlight on you is outside your comfort zone, though you will quickly adapt. Early in the week, you can anticipate this attention to be most visible at work. Supervisors notice how hard you work, and you will be asked to take on new responsibilities. The tense energy of Tuesday passes over Sagittarius, though you may want to be extra cautious with your mode of transportation. Mars and Uranus could produce overheating to an engine or bust a tire. Over the weekend, an outdoor event allows you to unwind and relax with friends, so make sure you are ready to camp, make a fire, or go for a hike.

Craving: Salsa

Capricorn (21 December — 20 January)

Capricorn Constellation, image by FreepikIt’s time to be the responsible one again, Capricorn, as those around you can’t seem to get their act together. Monday and Tuesday may bring a tidal wave of drama from coworkers, customers, friends, and family. Staying calm under pressure is one of your greatest assets, though you may find it difficult to maintain right now. For Capricorns currently in romantic relationships, tensions will rise this week, and your commitment to one another will be tested. Single Capricorns should not initiate any new relationships until next month. As Mercury and the Sun move into your tenth house over the weekend, you can anticipate new responsibilities at home and work. You are entering a period where you can excel in your professional life, so it might be a good idea to spend extra time with family before your life gets busy.

Craving: Pasta

Aquarius (21 January — 20 February)

Dealing with other people’s money is never an easy task, Aquarius, yet that’s exactly what you may be required to deal with this week. Fortunately, you are skilled at seeing the big picture, and you will be able to lend a fresh perspective to someone who needs your help. Tuesday’s harsh square may upset your home life, as the shocking energy of Uranus strikes your home. Expect to be confronted with aggressive family members or housemates. Also, be certain to unplug appliances and devices from outlets to ensure no accidents occur. Mars and Uranus together can create physical as well as metaphorical fires. As the week draws to a close, you feel the need to get out of town. This is a great weekend to travel or make travel plans.

Craving: Tomatoes

Pisces (21 February —20 March)

Pisces Constellation, image by FreepikRomantic and dreamy influences rule the first half of your week, Pisces. Plans will be made between you and someone important in your life, and this week will help you think big. Of course this energy is not exclusively for lovers. You can also anticipate great communication and camaraderie between yourself and coworkers. It’s time to join forces to create something great. Tuesday could produce a minor bump in the road, but you’ll bounce back quickly. Financial luck is also on your side this week, so you might want to budget to play a game of chance. If possible, ask others to go in on purchasing a ticket or raffle in a pool, as most of your luck comes from cooperation with others. Over the weekend you can expect to be very active. The Sun and Mercury have moved into your sector of mental focus, as well as movement. Gatherings, parties, dates, and club meetings are destined to fill your Friday and Saturday.

Craving: Popcorn