Horoscopes: 7-13 September

22 June to 23 July

Even if life is already quite demanding and buzzy, there’s a noticeable escalation under new moon – for the next fortnight at least, you’ll be at the hub of many communications and playing a big part in ‘enlightening’ people by informing them of certain facts. Others benefit from this, but the inadvertent star of the show is you as trusty messenger.

24 July to 23 August

There is a need to address financial questions in relation to the home. This sounds ominous, but all the chart signs are very positive, especially in relation to work and its major part in your plans. If planning redecoration or home improvements, expect opposition from a partner – and if sparks fly, think of the fun as you make up.

24 August to 23 September

Be reassured: the power is with you to push ahead with plans, big or small, even if you’re not entirely certain where you stand with a partner or associates. It’s a case of soldiering on – especially with a Virgo new moon blessing study, research and dealings with neighbourhood matters. Trust your convictions as flaky people around you um… and er…

24 September to 23 October

You’re right to take a step back from a situation. Distance lends a different perspective – whether this is to do with a troubling family or business issue. Libra ruler Venus is now in Scorpio, raising the likelihood of making a material or emotional profit from a fresh insight – or information from an investigation. Gold of some kind is there to be dug out.

24 October 24 to 22 November

While your preference is to move in life’s shadows, holding your own counsel and trusting very few (wise!), the Scorpio chart is encouraging you act against type and use all your social resources to advance a personal interest. Charm your friends, articulate thoughts to allies, open your heart up to listeners. Persuasive powers are now at maximum. Sell!

23 November to 21 December

The inward journey continues as you quite ruthlessly detach from old habits or people felt to be weighing you down. Some in your circle may wonder what happened to you. Yet here you are, pushing quietly on in a new direction – and this week an important career decision is made, designed to better serve both health and ambition.

22 December to 20 January

At last there’s a feeling that you’ve side-stepped a ‘swamp’ (interpret that as you wish) and are making significant progress, as ideas, actions and good fortune move in sync, like an orchestra. The main benefit is to a business, political or charitable cause, or pursuit of a dream. The clue to success lies in an overseas development or educational establishment.

21 January to 19 February

Wind in your sails is what you need, and Mars’ return to your sign brings precisely that: a surge of determination and enthusiasm against any negativity or obstruction first encountered back in May. Push ahead, even if family or bosses (or members of the opposite sex) are pooh-poohing your plans. New moon is self-empowering and brings more money.

20 February to 20 March

The clue to furthering an aim lies in cooperative action – any plan to go solo could make life a lot more complicated than needs be. New moon enhances partnership power, so expect a fresh union with someone (romantic or business), or the help of a professional to get you to the next stage. Travel or education is emphasised for personal progress.

21 March to 20 April

A recent stall in career or promotion progress ends as your ruler Mars re-enters the chart house of social connections and dreams. Since May there will have been a pronounced tendency for ‘life’ somehow to thwart your intentions – but no longer. Focus on new opportunities to broaden your base of useful contacts, and proactively seek out allies and fellow travellers.

21 April to 21 May

Independence is the hot topic of your chart, which doesn’t necessarily mean upping sticks and dumping everyone. This very much favours pouring more energy into a fun activity such as a hobby and doing things your own way. Romantically, you’ll be drawn more to mavericks or people who know their own mind. Sheep-like people will be shorn (by you)!

22 May to 21 June

Work enters a high-octane phase, so expect either a new job offer or a greater variety of things to do in your current occupation. While ambition is a driver, top priority is the home or family, and building up resources – hence a readiness to take on a lot more burden than usual. This enables you to make an important domestic decision.