Marie Kondo any wishy-washy beliefs and thoughts collecting dust in your mind. A clear conscience supports an open path to love so it's time to purge for mind and body health. Look your inner fear in the eye and take back control by accepting yourself for who you are. You're probably your harshest critic after all. Remember everyone else is otherwise occupied chasing their own thought tails. If that doesn't work, do as a nervous high-schooler might and picture your detractors naked. Read on to discover what’s in store for your rising sign during the week of September 30 through to October 6, 2019, and double down by getting to know your rising sign.
Aries | Aries rising
This week, your ruling planet Mars changes signs into harmony loving Libra, in your zone of relationships. You prefer to act directly, with haste yet you're going to have to keep your engine cool and peace out over this period. Make like John Lennon and Yoko Ono and make love, (or art) not war. Reparations may not be your thing but this month, it's worth taking the longer road to partnership bliss by allowing your significant other to take the lead. This month overall is about stepping into your polarity and trying it on for size. Consider the other party before making a move and be sure it's an equal 'we' rather than too much 'me'. Mercury moves into your sexy zone so fire up your bedside manner, and expect to discover a few provocative secrets. This is a great chance to get to know your partner, or a close friend much more deeply. It's time to do some sleuthing, no question is too provocative. Shake the figurative bush and see what flys out!
Taurus | Taurus rising
With action planet Mars moving into your work zone this week it's time to put your recent ideas to the test. Step away from the drawing board and build dear Taurus. If you've teamed up with an able collaborator, make sure you both put in equal effort. Balance what is possible to actually achieve, with the pressure to transform or reach a large audience. You're ever-practical so rather than give up from overwhelm just do what you can and that's enough. Take one step at a time. As Mercury moves into your relationship zone you'll be extra chatty, make the most of it by peeling off as many layers as possible and getting down into the core of things in terms of relationships. In health, you'll need to work off some excess steam. If you haven't already, it's time to get active. Under this transit, it's helpful to team up with a buddy to keep you both accountable to your routine on the daily.
Gemini | Gemini rising
Your romance zone is hot with Mars demanding you make that date happen. Fun and past times will also take on a more active tone with this planet of assertiveness demanding you take the lead. Meanwhile, Mercury the planet of communication moves into your work zone, firing up your curiosity and need to look more deeply into this area. You'll have plenty of ideas on how to transform your workspace or current systems and perhaps enjoy an ultra-deep and meaningful with a colleague by the water cooler. In terms of health, mindset is everything. Utilize the transformative energy to dig through and face any attitudes about your health that aren't supporting you. Apply the idea of elimination to them and transform your mind. Notice how your body responds to your thoughts. Particularly how you respond emotionally to what you're thinking. Take control by amplifying thoughts that feel good, and stop feeding the ones that leave you feeling minimized or drained of energy. Track them by checking in regularly throughout the day.
Cancer | Cancer rising
Your domestic scene and partnerships are having a difficult conversation this week. If there’s a standoff or power play at hand don't give way as an easy out. Both areas of your life need harmony so major adjustment and doing things differently is in order. It's not necessarily about compromise. But it's not about domination, a standoff, or a winner/loser scenario either. You prefer peace at the best of times so ask how can you maintain harmony at home while also standing up for yourself, and maintaining boundaries in your relationship? Mercury moves into your romance zone this week providing some distraction. Let out your inner child by indulging interests that engage your mind. Solving mysteries or puzzles will let off some mental steam. Mars in your home zone means you're feeling extra feisty on the home front. Channel excess energy into any kind of decorative or home beautification project.
Leo | Leo rising
Your mind is active this week as Mars fires up your zone of learning. Sharing information will be a priority so remember there may also be a messenger for you so stay open to learning. Stimulating local meet up groups could provide a source of inspiration. Mercury moving into your home zone will initiate conversations not only in your family environment but may send you tripping back down memory lane. In Scorpio, the sign of the researcher, it's time to delve deeply into your feelings, your past, eliminate any thoughts or mindset that doesn't support who you are now and who you are becoming. Scorpio rules elimination, so utilize her power to trim by being both ruthless and discerning. It's your mind, and your emotions, taking back your power and control often begins by developing boundaries between what you'd like to retain, and what you may have adopted yet no longer need. You have the final royal say, Leo, make it count.
Virgo | Virgo rising
Your stars suggest you're a cash machine this month, or at least an eye on your incoming and outgoings, continues. Mars moving into your financial sector means a flurry of money-making activity. Action promising plans and ideas you've been cooking up. Remember collaboration could provide the key to this area, or something in the arts or beauty fields. Acting on your values, and out of the space of self-belief is more likely to pay off. This sector is having a difficult conversation with your zone of romance and pleasurable pursuits. Are you torn between your love life or creative outlets, and your need for financial security? You'll need to transform your relationship between both so they play nicely together as the way you've been doing these areas is no longer serving you. Boundaries in romance and stepping up into your creative authority are essential. If you fear combining both areas, perhaps experiment in a small way to test and build trust.
Libra | Libra rising
As Mars moves into your sign this week you'll find you have a burst of energy. Make the most of it by putting yourself forward into new situations, meet people in person, aura to aura. This is a great time to seek out others who amplify your desire for love and harmony. If you've been considering a makeover, or simply additional beauty buys, now is the time to act. Enjoy! The call between your domestic life and stepping away from the pull of family and duty will take all of your finely-honed skills. You're a lover, not a fighter, however, you'll need to enforce a boundary and stand up for your need to go solo sometimes. You make the perfect one on one but it's important to share the airwaves and connect intellectually with various people to keep your mind stimulated. Assure your domestic scene that you are devoted yet need to live your own life on your terms too.
Scorpio | Scorpio rising
Mercury moves into your sign this week firing up your mind and pushing you to connect. You're more chatty than usual so utilize the extra spark to research your ideas, connect deeply to ferret out information and put your findings together. Making new connections is highlighted so be open to those who pique your curiosity. If you prefer to magnetically draw others in, let them know with eye contact that you're open to learning more about them. Much of your energy is still in retreat, however, siblings or even your local environment may be demanding you come out of your Zen zone to deal with issues on the boil. Your ruling planet Pluto has been in one long retrograde. As it moves forward this week, any areas of stagnation around self-development and growth will feel like you've been able to pull the plug, flush out with clean running water and start moving forward. Note the extra clarity you have around how you express yourself, your personal power and your mindset underpinning it.
Sagittarius | Sagittarius rising
You're open to a flurry of social activity, which is just the way you like it Sagittarius. Take the initiative to connect as you'll have a barrel of energy to meet one on one with people from all walks of life. Everyone has wisdom to share, as you do with them. All it takes is for you to say yes or to make the first move. If someone stands out to you, in a positive way, or reminds you of someone favorable, say hello, a revelation will light you both up. To balance out the firestorm of friending, find time for quiet contemplation, meditation or some creative arts that put you in touch with the muse. Fire signs are all about the flashes of intuition, while Sagittarius has the ability to jump ahead on the path and see what's coming up on the distant horizon. Growth and expansion spell change. Gale force winds are billowing your sails Sagittarius, which means you'll have to make some big decisions. Consult the voice that knows by trusting your inner sage wisdom.
Capricorn | Capricorn rising
As Mars moves into your career zone, take action and lead on ideas you've been developing. Balance a desire to compromise and consider all angles with the way you present or identify personally. How can you wield your personal power while also maintaining the collaborative and diplomatic approach you've been cultivating at work? As leadership is a must, perhaps it's time to delegate so you can get on with the business of being you. The weekends first quarter moon in your sign will provide the cosmic impetus you need to forge both your identity and your path. Make that pivotal decision and move forward. The cosmic plunger Pluto u-turns in your sign this week meaning deep personal renovation and reconstruction is ready to be unmasked. It's important you keep stepping up and showing up as the legacy you would like to leave this world with. It's a big call, but you're here to do big things Capricorn.
Aquarius | Aquarius rising
As Mars moves into your travel and study zone you'll have energy to burn. Plan a special trip to a far off place with a friend or partner, or just meet up to climb some conceptual scaffolding in conversation on your favorite topics. An art tour of beautiful Paris or storm the philosophical barricade from a cafe chair perhaps. Burn off extra steam by debating your points of view to see what the heat reveals. This is a great way to learn as well as find any gaps in your knowledge and ability to express it. Which beliefs are you passionate enough to get behind and fight for? You may come on strong and it might be hard to get clarity around where exactly your passion is coming from. Sometimes knowledge is channeled via undefined sources and this can be a real bee in your science-based bonnet. How can you find a way for your intuitive voice and your beliefs to not only co-exist but to inform each other?
Pisces | Pisces rising
This week you'll feel the urge to merge as Mars in your intimacy zone is starting to produce steam, hot air or a hot affair. Make sure it's not all talk and any collaborations you pursue are met with equal effort. Consider all sides before signing in on a shared purchase or proposition. Pressure or challenge may result in a mini-crisis as your friendship zone isn't cooperating with said intimacy zone. It's a conflict between boundaries and compromise in relationships that does need a major shift of perspective to integrate. Consider how you can meet the very different needs of the super personal and the super social sides of yourself. Perhaps schedule equal yet different time slots to each. Your friendship or social needs to one side and the special needs of your lover or most intimate friend to the other. Don't let one side try to keep you in their fish-bowl, you need a multifaceted and creative life to swim free Pisces.
Vanessa Montgomery—aka Astro All-Starz—is a professional counseling astrologer and author of Star Power: A Simple Guide to Astrology for the Modern Mystic. Aimed at enlightenment and seeing past labels to the oneness that unites us all, Montgomery's work also helps navigate the practical essentials with grounded cosmic intel. Her motto: Free your mind, own your power, create your world.
Originally Appeared on Glamour