Libra 2017 Horoscope: A Look at Your Year Ahead

(Sep 22 - Oct 23)

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You are continuing to shore up your security base in 2017: that is, your emotional foundations, your independence and your ability to rely on yourself. This has been developing for a while, though you are reaching a new peak of commitment and of honesty with yourself.

You are accessing a level of depth that is currently out of fashion. So don't be too surprised if others don't seem all that interested. You're being prompted to ask yourself questions that don't have easy answers. And you must summon courage that people around you are unlikely to have much interest in having.

You know that you cannot ignore your deepest needs, and your ideas about life are vastly different from many of the people around you. This is calling on you to stand apart from your family and their viewpoints. This will help you get closure on the past, and teach you to stand on your own feet as a full-fledged adult.

As you do this, you may feel resistance, whether active or passive. Summon the courage to define your own reality and to stand apart, no matter how much pressure others may put on you. Once you reach escape velocity, it will feel amazing to embrace your desires and your needs. You will gradually start to see the actual common ground you share with others. Shared values and common needs are the only basis for real relationships. But your own independence comes first and foremost.

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Chelsea Rickling

Chelsey Sanchez is the Associate Social Media and News Editor for Harper’s BAZAAR, where she covers politics, social movements, and pop culture. She lives in New York City.