With a new week comes new astrological insights. Here are your weekly love horoscopes, predictions and essential oil recommendations, courtesy of Athena Perrakis, PhD, founder and CEO of Sage Goddess.
It’s a power-packed week in astrology and love, dear ones! The sun has moved from critical Virgo this week to Libra, where balance and harmony are the focus now. Libra represents the great scales, the balancing of light and darkness, and as such is the dominant sign of the harvest season. Libra urges us to give thanks for all that we have, and to see the blessing in any challenge we face. Use this rush of Libra energy to foster a deeper and more harmonic connection to those you love.
For the first few days of this week, the moon is in Sagittarius so you might feel restless or eager to spend more time outdoors, especially with these gorgeous fall days beckoning us outside to gaze at the changing hues of the landscapes wherever you are. There is another date this week to look forward to: on September 28, Pluto (the planet of personal and spiritual development) turns direct. It has been retrograde, or moving in backward motion, since April and that has left many feeling like their relationships are on “pause”.
Now, as Pluto moves direct, energies of transformation and development are highlighted. It’s a new day! In love, Pluto governs our ability to be completely intimate with others, sharing both our light shade and our shadow side, or the difficult parts of us to love completely. In your personal horoscope below, I’ll share how sun in Libra and Pluto direct can impact your experience of love in the week ahead.
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Aries, you are ready to soak up some quiet time with your beloved. Recent events have had you questioning who is on your side and who you can really be intimate with on a soul level. Sun in Libra now has you showing more of your softer side to your mate, and has you feeling relaxed as well. Pluto direct means that any changes ahead of you in the weeks to come will happen more on your terms. I know that excites an Aries for sure, as you are the sign that questions authority and resists external control. I recommend working with Apatite and Emerald, stones of wisdom and discernment, this week, and Fir Balsam essential oil to connect with grounding Earth energies.
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
Taurus, in your love life you have been trying to let your partner express himself or herself while still maintaining your own authenticity and creative expression. This week, as Pluto turns direct, your partner may begin to see the extent of your efforts to let them grow and evolve and express appreciation to you for how patient you have been. Libra energies bring harmony where there has been conflict in love. I recommend working with Blue Calcite this week, which is a stone of harmony in love, and Sweet Basil essential oil—or even the herb itself—to bring appreciation, beauty, and prosperity to your life.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
Gemini, I sense travel ahead for you! In the next four to eight weeks, you may find yourself taking a day trip or even something more extended as a way of changing up your routine and your perspective. I see you taking your lover with you, and this travel— even if brief—will give you both a newfound appreciation for each other. Pluto’s direct movement means you can finally have the conversation you know you need to have with your partner, and Libra ensures your communication will be harmonious. I recommend working with Green Aventurine and Sapphire this week for blessed travel and wisdom, and use Tonka Bean essential oil for deepened states of awareness and peace. You deserve it.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
Cancer, Pluto’s direct movement is going to urge you to come out of your shell. It’s about time! I sense you have even been more withdrawn in your love life lately, and while that may have been comfortable, remember that it’s safe to play in the world outside your shell too. Burn a candle, light some incense, spray on your favorite perfume. Work with Carnelian and other fire element stones to help you come out of that shell, and Cinnamon Cassia essential oil to light the fires within.
Leo (July 23–August 22)
Okay Leo, admit it—this sleepy energy you are indulging right now is rather luxurious, isn’t it? You might be found cuddling with your partner on a cozy fur rug this week in front of a roaring fireplace, as the regal fire sign you are. Your desires for intimacy and closeness, especially tenderness, are well aspected astrologically this week. Work with Morganite to seal that heart bond with your partner, and Labdanum or Nag Champa to create that temple-like atmosphere in your castle.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
Virgo, in love you are eager to let the details slide a bit this week and give your partner an opportunity to step up, serving you instead of the other way around as it usually is. The good news is that with Pluto direct, your partner will be far more intuitively understanding of your need this week. Expect some beautiful connections! Work with Hematite and Onyx for grounding and diffuse Cardamom essential oil for passion, romance, and intimacy.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
Libra, your partner is urging you to take a break and he or she is not wrong. You’ve been going non-stop! A mental health day with your partner, or at least a beautiful candlelit meal, will help you connect more deeply and also allow you to feel pampered. Now that we are in your sign, you’ll feel naturally more connected to Earth and that grounding will help you sleep better, too. Work with Smoky Quartz to let go of guilt and Lavender essential oil to ease stress or tension in your body.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
Scorpio, you are feeling much more connected to your partner this week and much more grateful for everything around you. It’s nice to see! Pluto going direct has a strong effect on you, deepening your sense of connection to the Universe and that means your connection to your partner is better too. Everyone is understanding your messages. Work with Larimar to maintain this watery and intuitive awareness, and Lotus essential oil to maintain your empathic connection to your lover.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
Sagittarius, there is a lot of movement happening in your life—physical and emotional—and in love, that means you are anticipating change even if it’s not happening yet. Confide in your lover and let him or her provide emotional stability for you right now. Your relationship will be better for it. Work with Aragonite to stay organized and peaceful, and Lemon essential oil to stay focused and alert.
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
Capricorn, you are in a light-hearted mood this week and it’s lovely to see. Spend time with your partner playing games, or do something out of the ordinary for you both. That freedom to play will ignite fun energies of play in your relationship too! Work with Ocean Jasper or Pietersite for joy and Jasmine essential oil to appreciate the beauty of the world around you.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
Aquarius, Libra energy looks so beautiful on you. Seriously! Have you noticed how much your personal appearance has improved in recent weeks? That trend will continue. Plan a special occasion with your partner where you can show off your physical beauty. Work with Mookaite Jasper, the beauty and immortality stone, too support your transformation and Birch essential oil, which tones muscles, to maintain your youthful glow!
Pisces (February 18–March 20)
Pisces, your health has been in the spotlight, make sure you are taking good care of yourself! And let your partner take care of you, as well. In love, the act of caring for our beloved in times of need develops a special intimacy between partners. Let yourself be cared for lavishly. You’ll both be better for it. Work with Bloodstone for physical healing and Mint essential oil to balance hormones as well as enhance mood and circulation.