Horoscope for September 17, 2015

Today’s Birthday (09/17/15). Personal power and confidence flower this year. Seemingly impossible dreams can come true. Dedicate yourself to a new phase at home. Organize family finances for growth after 9/27. Partnership and romance bloom after 3/8. Focus on income after 3/23. Magnify your love.

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.


(March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — Review your game, with Mercury retrograde in Leo for the next three weeks. Repair equipment, vehicles and tools. Look for where you can make improvements. Plan your moves, especially with love, romance and passion projects. Watch for mirages.


(April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — Clean, sort and organize at home over the next three weeks, with Mercury retrograde. Back up computers and files. Revise and refine household infrastructure. Misunderstandings require patience. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.


(May 21-June 20) — Today is an 8 — Traveling flows today and tomorrow. Review data to find the truth over the next three weeks, with Mercury’s retrograde. Guard against communication breakdowns. Revisit creative ideas from the past and revise future plans. Patiently consider. Tread carefully.


(June 21-July 22) — Today is a 7 — Review statements and account activity for errors. Double-check financial data over the next few weeks, with Mercury retrograde. Pay off bills. Secure what you’ve gained. Revise plans and re-affirm important commitments. Invest in your business.


(July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Check your figures again. Get into a three-week revision phase, with Mercury retrograde in your sign. Secure what you’ve achieved. Reaffirm commitments. Figure out what worked and what didn’t. Review written work and grant extra patience around communications.


(Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — You’re learning quickly. Monitor changes and revise long-term plans. There’s more analysis required over the next three weeks, with Mercury retrograde. Allow extra time for transportation, and care with communications. Check data for errors, and ignore rumors.


(Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — Misunderstandings at work could slow the action. Be cautious with tools and time for the next several weeks, with Mercury retrograde, and make repairs immediately. Rethink your core values. Refine the message, and re-establish old bonds.


(Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — Make plans and itineraries over the next three, weeks with Mercury retrograde, for travel after direct. Disagreements come easily. Communicate carefully. Keep confidences and secrets. Organize, sort and file papers, especially regarding academics. Repair old bonds.


(Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 6 — Sort, file and organize paperwork, with Mercury retrograde over the next three weeks. Allow extra time for travel, transport, invoices and collections, and double-check numbers. Listen and step carefully. Completion heals. Pay off debts.


(Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — Remain patient with miscommunications and disagreements. Reaffirm old bonds, and renegotiate partnership terms over the next three weeks with Mercury retrograde. Ask for what you want. Support each other through breakdowns. Develop team goals. Regroup.


(Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — Develop team goals. Remain patient with your partner over the next three weeks with Mercury retrograde. Support each other through breakdowns. Finish up old business. Check your accounting for errors. Regroup and go again.


(Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is an 8 — For the next three, weeks with Mercury retrograde, reminisce, review and put in corrections at work. Listen carefully and stay respectful. Revise strategies and plans. Edit your work carefully for errors before submitting. Keep equipment repaired.

(Astrologer Nancy Black continues her mother Linda Black’s legacy horoscopes column. She welcomes comments and questions on Twitter, @lindablack. For more astrological interpretations visit Linda Black Horoscopes and www.nancyblack.com)