Virgo The Virgin (Aug. 22-Sept. 22):
You have been in a battle of "old" versus "new" for quite some time now. Perhaps this is an argument with yourself. It could also be a challenge that comes from a special friend. The message is to lighten up and be open to experiment.
For All Signs: For four years Saturn, ruler of the status quo, is in dramatic tension with Uranus, planet of change, even to the point of rebellion. These are powerhouse planets with diametrically opposed energies. The resulting stress has been building for two years and will continue even into the year 2011. Each of us is struggling with a pull between the need for change, making the break for freedom, and our desire to maintain the world as we know it. If you are feeling this energy, be aware it is not simply a phase or a mood. It is a message to be taken seriously and handled consciously. The first of these aspects was exact on election day of 2008. The third one occurs this week on Sept. 15.
Aries: This is a powerful time to consider your spiritual purpose. It is all too easy for the things of the world to overwhelm every waking minute. If you notice fatigue, disappointment, or depression at this time, stop. Listen for the Voice deep within your soul.
Taurus: You and a partner, family member or an authority figure may need to have a clear discussion about your expectations of one another. You are tempted to shovel uncomfortable issues under the rug right now. You need instead to work through the differences in your values.
Gemini: This is a week of talk and play with your children and/or a lover. You have a desire to celebrate. The temptation to overspend is strong, especially on the arts or things of beauty. If money is an issue, leave the credit cards at home.
Cancer: Take every precaution not to abuse your body during this period. Drugs or alcohol could have peculiar side effects that you don't understand. You are in a low physical cycle and will be unable to push yourself as hard as normal on any physical task.
Leo: You are in an especially cordial frame of mind at this time, and likely to invite people to your home, or to share whatever you have to offer. You are interested in whatever feels luxurious, looks beautiful, or tickles the senses.
Libra: Speak and act with conscious intention around children or with romantic partners. It is possible that communications could go awry. This period may be difficult for those on a diet or other self-improvement program. You are prone to self-indulgence right now.
Scorpio: Sometimes we are pressed to see the flaws, even in those things and people we love the most. You are not at fault in this situation, though you may be looking for what you "could-a/ would-a/, should-a/" done. You did the best you could at the time.
Sagittarius: Your optimistic and happy attitude causes others to join your bandwagon and support your projects. You can envision a grand result and are able to express it in a way that others can understand.
Capricorn: The "authorities" seem to have thrown automatic roadblocks in your way during this past year. If it is not them, it may be you who fears accepting important changes in your maturity. Search yourself for the possibility of rigid attitudes, particularly about yourself, that require a lot of effort to maintain.
Aquarius: Lurking in the background is a struggle concerning the financial picture. You have a strong need to take care of debt and balance the books. On the other hand, you want to shake up your life a little bit by broadening your horizons. That probably costs money.
Pisces: Your inner self is screaming for "freedom!" but everywhere you turn there seems to be stop signs. If it isn't relationships, then it is the authorities or the rules. Every minimum wrongdoing is punishable and mercy is not to be found.
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