Your New Weekly Horoscopes for September 18 to 24, 2016 are now published here.
We are in prime time to change our habits. Mercury is stationing direct in Virgo tomorrow, had a connection with Pluto yesterday and will have another precise connection with Pluto on Friday when direct.
This is a transition period. If you have habits that you turn to repeatedly, on automatic, without thinking about them, it’s time to have a closer look at those. Are you spending much of your time doing the same thing over and over again? How is it affecting your health and well being? How is it distracting you from doing better things with your time?
Habits are often hard to break. They are behaviors we engage in so frequently that they just become a part of our routine. Habits can be what we do, but they can also be what we think. Do you have thinking patterns that have become a part of your everyday life?
Have a closer look at what you do and think so frequently and repeatedly, that the pattern has become a part of how you experience reality. Now is time to make changes, and get rid of the bad habits you know you repeat way too often that aren’t serving you, or anyone else, well.
Habits are closely linked to addictions as well. They are the automatic go-to behaviors that have become ingrained in your lifestyle. Addictions usually end up having a negative impact on our lives. Whether you’re addicted to cleaning, or addicted to cigarettes, the internet or video games, when you spend too much time, energy, and money on repetitive behavior it usually weighs you down and holds you back from other things you could be doing that are more productive and healthy.
I know there are many people that smoke cigarettes as a way to relieve stress, but does it really? It’s so temporary, and the withdrawal symptoms of not smoking for a while actually creates tension. So, although people believe it relieves stress for that brief moment of inhaling nicotine (along with a lot of health devastating chemicals), the smoking is actually contributing to the stress levels overall.
Some people get pretty nasty when they don’t have their nicotine fix. I remember reading years ago that smoking suppresses anger. I think there is some truth to that. But if the anger is there, and you’re depending on smoking to hold it at bay temporarily it’s merely a mask - you aren’t dealing with the root issue of how to become a more peaceful, joyous person. To go from anger and irritability to living a happier life will take a lot more work than putting a cigarette to your lips every time you turn around. As such, smoking would be considered a very weak (and unhealthy) approach to dealing with the real underlying issue of learning how to become a more happy, content individual. Perhaps you would just need to take a deep breath and let out a sigh to find relief once in a while, if the nicotine addiction wasn't interfering and putting the pressure on you to reach for the cigarette so often as your temporary coping mechanism.
This is the time to transform your habits and thinking patterns. Try something new this week to change your lifestyle and habits to fill up your time with new experiences. Give yourself time to come up with new ideas about different things you could be doing to improve your lifestyle so you are truly heading in the direction that serves you best.
It’s important to take responsibility and find balance in your life this week by making some important changes and create new, healthier habits.
Today is the last day of summer. Tomorrow is the Autumn Equinox. I will talk more about this tomorrow.
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Moon transits from Taurus to Gemini at 1:53 am EDT
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Moon and Neptune -
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