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September 1 in the stars: Find out what’s in store for you today in our daily horoscopes for Friday September 1. Read the daily horoscopes for your Sun sign or rising sign (ascendant) to plan your day.
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Your daily horoscopes for Friday September 1, 2023
Aries (March 21-April 19) daily horoscope for Friday September 1
Tune out the crowds and think for yourself, Aries. Today, the moon is in your sign, and it’s stationed directly across the skies from your ruler, Mars, which is weighing every option in Libra. You’ve opinion-polled almost every trusted name in your contact list, and now’s the time to make a firm decision. This burst of momentum should give you the guts to forge ahead with a concrete plan. Determine the most direct path to your desires and take the first step. Don’t complicate this by overthinking. This is the day for assertiveness and action!
Taurus (April 20-May 20) daily horoscope for Friday September 1
Today’s moon in your emotional twelfth house brings out your empathetic side—and because it’s going head-to-head with Mars in your no-B.S. sixth house, you’ll find it hard to fight those feelings, Taurus! If you get a surge of sadness or anger in response to a friend’s plight, express it. You could be inspired to help a world-bettering mission or contribute to a charitable cause. You’ll always be busy, so don’t let a packed schedule stop you from finding a few hours every month. As Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”
Gemini (May 21-June 20) daily horoscope for Friday September 1
Make people your priority, Gemini. With the moon illuminating your eleventh house of teamwork, carve out time to connect. Mars chimes in from your courageous fifth house, allowing you to “go there” with people you might normally hold at arm’s length. At work, set agendas aside and find out how people are really doing. When you stop worrying about what needs to be accomplished, conversations will flow more freely. Discussions will take on a life of their own, and the inspirational bonding could lead to a breakthrough. Talk about “working smarter not harder”!
Cancer (June 21-July 22) daily horoscope for Friday September 1
Playing caretaker instead of concentrating on your duties? The moon in your boundary-enforcing tenth house warns against that perennial Cancer habit of “mothering” everyone in your midst. With Mars locking horns with the moon from your caretaking fourth house, you could get downright frustrated by anyone who leans too heavily on you for emotional support today. Graciously but firmly bow out of a few obligations to preserve your peace of mind. Don’t worry: The people who really care about you will understand. And if they’re upset, remind yourself that their emotions are not your responsibility.
Leo (July 23-August 22) daily horoscope for Friday September 1
Adjust your settings to warp speed! Today’s moon in your expansive and adventurous ninth house gets in a dynamic dustup with thrill-seeking Mars. Their combined forces bring the chance for a bold risk, but not in the “bungee jumping off a cliff” sense. This “gamble” is more about stretching into new self-development terrain. Take stock of your life: Where can you break out of your comfort zone or take more chances? Explore new horizons, either through far-flung travel or mind-expanding study. How about putting your stamp on an indie business venture? Tap into these visionary vibes by allowing yourself to dream big.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) daily horoscope for Friday September 1
Life has been hectic during Virgo season—exciting but exhausting! Ready for a little break? Today’s moon in your private eighth house invites you to slow down for a much-needed reset. Don’t feel guilty for skipping the usual water cooler chitchat and social engagements. With Mars chiming in from your grounded, sensual second house, unroll your yoga mat or pour those pent-up feelings into your journal. Your powers of concentration are mighty under these focused moonbeams. If you have a detailed project to complete, shut out distractions and dive in.
Libra (September 23-October 22) daily horoscope for Friday September 1
With Mars buzzing through your sign all week, you’ve been more independent than your usual collaborative self. But today’s moon in Aries and your seventh house of connection has a message: Don’t overlook a powerful partnership opportunity. If you’re struggling to get a venture off the ground by yourself, set aside your pride and ask for help. Don’t frame this as a rescue mission. Just reach out to someone whose skills complement yours. While you may need to share the glory and profits, you’ll also complete your mission in half the time. When you look at it that way, it’s a no-brainer.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) daily horoscope for Friday September 1
Don that project manager’s chapeau. Today’s moon in your analytical sixth house helps you prioritize and systematize. Because Mars in your foggy twelfth house is facing off with the moon, break big jobs into individual action items so you don’t get overwhelmed. If stress gets the better of you, move—literally! These fitness-friendly moonbeams make it the perfect day for a cardio class, clean eating and lots of stretch breaks. Bust up your sedentary routine by taking a short walk every hour. Then work your way through your to-do list one item at a time.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) daily horoscope for Friday September 1
Let your playful side out, Sagittarius. Not only is the Aries moon making mischief in your flamboyant fifth house, but it’s facing off with daredevil Mars, inviting you to walk on the wild side. Speak up instead of staying quiet when a controversial topic comes up. Put your talents on display; you could attract attention and even a burst of fame. With romance in the picture, you’re feeling frisky. Glam up for a night on the town or send your love interest a suggestive invitation. Don’t be surprised if they RSVP with a quick and enthusiastic “yes please!”
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) daily horoscope for Friday September 1
While you may be buried in work today, carve out time to call a family member or meet a good friend for dinner. The moon is in Aries and your sentimental fourth house, urging you to make time for your closest people. And no small talk about work allowed! With Mars sitting opposite la luna in your career zone, you won’t feel particularly moved to give professional updates anyway. Open up emotionally and share about what’s really going on. Putting your day-to-day dramas aside lets this person know that they’re your priority. Doing so isn’t completely selfless, either. Bonding will reduce your own stress levels and give you a greater sense of emotional security.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) daily horoscope for Friday September 1
If you’ve been taking too much to heart lately, today’s moon in your third house of levity brings some much-needed lightness to your world. Laughter is healing, so find ways to infuse humor into your interactions. And if you can chuckle at yourself, even better. One caveat: With rash Mars opposing the moon, avoid teasing anyone. The truth may hit a little too close to home. If you recently blew something out of proportion, don’t beat yourself up. It happens to the best of us. Inject some playfulness into the situation with witty quips or a funny card or meme. Then forge ahead into an air-clearing conversation—being mindful not to dredge up unnecessary drama.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) daily horoscope for Friday September 1
Even someone with superhuman powers couldn’t keep up with everything you’ve got piled on your plate, Pisces. Find ways to scale back and streamline—for the sake of your sanity. Today’s moon in your practical second house can help you make a simple plan while an opposition from no-nonsense Mars supports you with slashing anything that’s more of a sacrifice than an obligation. In order to accomplish your most important work mission, you simply must back-burner every nonessential item. Tune out distractions, and you’ll cross the finish line before the end of the day. Prioritize!