The Scales (Sept. 22 -- Oct. 22):
The sun returns "home" to your sign this week. You likely will find it to be energizing. Take a fresh look at where you want to direct your energy in your new year. A disappointment early in the week sets the stage for metamorphosis by the end.
For All Signs: On Sept. 26 we will experience the full moon known as the Harvest Moon. The Full Moon closest to the Fall Equinox is the one which ushers in the fall season, in which the last vegetable crops are harvested. There have been many cultures that celebrate this full moon. Although the moonrise is normally 50 minutes later each day, near the Harvest Moon, the interval reduces to 30 minutes. Additional time of moonlight gives extra time to bring in the last of the crops, hence it is known as the Harvest Moon.
Aries: Your focus shifts at this time to matters of home, property, and family. Through the end of this year you likely will be handling heavy work around your home, and/or making repairs. You and other family members may be managing volatile issues. Use caution with tools and machinery.
Taurus: This is a particularly favorable time in your relationships. You may have one or more long, heartfelt conversations with significant persons in your life. Often you have discomfort with sharing of yourself, but this is not one of those occasions. Your are attracted to intense color or designs.
Gemini: Your ruling planet, Mercury, has moved to Scorpio and will be there through the end of November. Take up whatever activities you need on a daily basis to resolve or prevent health problems. You may feel a compulsion to clean up files, closets, or other areas of detail. It is one way of organizing your mind.
Cancer: Mars, the red planet of war, enters your sign this week and will be traveling with you until the year end. This energy is best used to handle physically heavy projects or take challenging initiatives. You may decide to cut yourself loose from a situation. Pace yourself because everything will take longer than you expect.
Leo: Your life tempo is accelerating as it always does in September. You probably feel the need to pay closer attention to your siblings or neighboring relationships. If you have any communication habits that interfere, they may be brought to your attention now. Give attention to your vehicle.
Virgo: Your focus of attention is shifting toward matters of education, siblings, roommates, and the neighborhood. During the next two months you may be running more errands and making frequent short trips. Give your vehicle attention if it complains. You might prevent a big problem in the making.
Scorpio: Mercury, the wandering planet, moves into your sign now. It (and you) go forward until Oct. 11, near which time you will sense that you must stop and rethink matters. Possibly circumstances will interfere with forward motion as well. Give yourself until the end of the year to fully ground your plans before proceeding.
Sagittarius: Your relationship(s) to those at a distance is rewarding. It is possible that you are bringing a business or personal project to a successful fruition during this period. Females are particularly helpful to you now. If you are looking, the Internet or a dating service may bring you an interesting contact.
Capricorn: An opportunity comes across your path that will help you expand your education in a new area. This is likely to be helpful in the future. It might turn up in the form of a person who can give you needed information or lead you toward positive contacts.
Aquarius: You may feel as though you came from another planet this week. Communications may be misunderstood, snarled, or lost altogether. Compensate for this problem by concentrating on speaking the truth as you know it, and listening very carefully to what the other tells you. Then ask for confirmation.
Pisces: You may be plagued by paperwork tangles and misinformation this week. Listen carefully to what others say and double check the intended message. The emotional content of your thoughts could be clouded by projections. Don't take your thoughts as fact. You need extra sleep during this period.
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