Virgo The Virgin (Aug. 22-Sept. 22)
During the next seven years of Uranus in Aries, you'll be introduced to a much greater perspective on the world of finance. You are also likely to grow through exposure to those who can teach you more deeply about yourself, psychologically, sexually and spiritually. Issues around birth, death and transformation play an important role.
For All Signs: The cosmic cycles are impressively quiet this week. We will all have a chance to rest or to catch up on our projects. Now is a good time to rerun a previous column on the transit of Uranus in Aries. In March, it moved into the powerful sign of Aries for a seven-year stint. When Uranus changes signs, we each experience a restlessness in some area of life, a need to crack open the routine and grow. This is the only planet in the solar system that rolls on its belly, and it represents a part of ourselves that is unwilling to conform to the rules. At best, it is highly creative. At worst, it is destructive without purpose. The following paragraphs describe the areas of life that are most likely to be affected for each sign over the next seven years. This is a keeper column because of its long-lasting meaning.
Aries: Those who have been living by the rules for the last decade are ready to break free of bondage. You likely will become a much stronger advocate for yourself and your individual needs during this period. Your personal tastes and appearance will begin to change dramatically.
Taurus: Disclosure of old family secrets that alter your perception of self may occur during the next seven-and-a-half years. You develop much greater awareness of the unconscious and your interest in alternate forms of healing intensifies. Episodes of intuition or psychic awareness are likely to increase. Be aware of your tendency to sabotage yourself with needlessly eccentric behavior.
Gemini: During Uranus' transit of Aries (seven years), you are likely to be exposed to a new social life and broaden your sense of community and friendship. You will attract unusual people into your life that will serve to expand your sense of humanitarianism. Your overall goals and life choices will be shifting.
Cancer: Uranus' tour of Aries symbolizes important changes and probable expansion of your career arena. Your boredom with old routines drives you to explore the untried. You have a need to rebel, which may cause difficulty with authority figures. You'll be very attracted to the unusual in occupation — the more eccentric, the better.
Leo: While Uranus moves through Aries, you will be experiencing a rapidly expanding world view. This may come about through travel, higher education or attraction to people who hail from an altogether different environment. You may feel the need to explore alternative religions and/or philosophies.
Libra: Unique experiences will likely be brought to you through changes in situation made by your partner (business and/or personal). Those with clientele will see major shifts in whom they attract. This is a message to relax and follow the new currents. Beware of those who seem bizarre.
Scorpio: You will probably enter a long period of changes related to employment. A new situation might present you with a job that brings something new and different every day. Another arena of new interest is likely to develop in the area of personal health. You may be attracted to alternative healing methods.
Sagittarius: Uranus' transit of Aries is likely to present unique or avant-garde opportunities to develop your personal creativity. Those open to romance will attract unusual people who broaden your life, but don't look for the security of commitment. Changes in attitude concerning the bearing of children may be afoot. An unexpected pregnancy may be part of the changing scenario.
Capricorn: Your probability of making one or more moves of home and hearth is strong while Uranus is in Aries. It might be easier to put your belongings in storage than to try to drag them around with you. Property may begin to feel heavy, like tons of luggage. Your perspective on your personal definition of "security" will change over the next seven-and-a-half years.
Aquarius: Uranus in Aries will free you to explore new and untried territory through travel or via high-tech gadgetry. Your habitual attitudes and your normal patterns of communication may alter considerably over the next seven to eight years. Unusual situations develop involving your neighborhood, siblings and roommates. Changing circumstances related to siblings bring surprises.
Pisces: Income fluctuates with Uranus in Aries or it begins to come from more than one source. Those with this position are more willing to take financial risks in order to gain increased rewards — and sometimes it works! It is not uncommon for this position to bring windfalls, but "easy come" may also be "easy go."
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