Virgo The Virgin (Aug. 22-Sept. 22): It may seem that every time you attempt to concentrate on any sort of detail, someone or something begins to interfere. Itsy-bitsy parts will not cooperate or can't be found. It may take multiple trips to the hardware store or the grocery market to collect what you need to complete the task. Relax. Some days are like that.
For All Signs: Saturn, the teacher/taskmaster, is meeting the North Node of the Moon on Sept. 17. This energy has been in effect since October 2012, but is more serious as this date approaches. They are traveling in the sign of Scorpio, which rules any type of shared resources, such as stocks, partner's income or inheritances. This sign is related to passion about anything, but specifically has to do with intimacy, sexuality and money. Their joining in the zodiac represents a karmic moment, the consequences of any misbehavior or mistakes related to resources, time and money. Saturn rewards that which is socially acceptable and punishes that which is not.
Aries: Forward motion is achingly slow. You may not feel well. Then, suddenly, things perk up in your love and social life. Your point of view will complement your partner's. Problematic negotiations or contracts give way to a solution on the 17th.
Taurus: Venus, your ruling planet, enters the seventh house of relationships and will be there until Oct. 11. She brings improvements in clientele, social life and partnerships. This is a good time to ask for a professional consultation.
Gemini: This month, and in particular, this week, is loaded with surprises. Issues around debt, your estate and your connection to community are in some way bringing up secrets that are enlightening. Use your wits to come up with good solutions.
Cancer: Please note the lead paragraph, because it applies especially to your sign. The subject matter appears to be related to your children or maybe a lover. A "karmic moment" is here. Avoid the tendency to be a critic. You do not have to participate or watch if a behavior repels you.
Leo: You have a lot on your plate this week. At the beginning you are pressed to defend yourself by organizing details of some finished business. A fleeting virus may be slowing you down. Repairs of property may be on the agenda. Saturday evening the cosmic sky clears and you will feel better. Then travel and/or educational activities are favored.
Libra: Today your ruling planet, Venus, enters the second house of income and self-worth. She will remain there until Oct. 11. Your concerns about finances are lightened. Work opportunities increase. This is a good time to start a gratitude journal. Remember that what you think may not necessarily work for others.
Scorpio: The prominent Saturn/North Node conjunction is in your sign. You may be playing both the role of teacher and the role of recalcitrant student this week. If you have held to your integrity, rewards will follow. Take care of yourself!
Sagittarius: It is possible that your mind is nursing an old wound from the past, possibly related to the father history in your life. Move your focus beyond that. The ego is prone to bring up old worries when you are not busy. Get some exercise to feel better.
Capricorn: There may be sudden developments concerning your home, your family or your career. For a time, things will feel out of control and maybe difficult to understand on any rational level. This struggle may be internal. Go with integrity for the best outcome.
Aquarius: The lead paragraph is specifically related to you. It appears that your work is coming to a turn in the road. If you have been unhappy with your life direction, now is the time that you are compelled to change. If you are pleased with your work, an opportunity may arise that will expand your territory.
Pisces: For the next several weeks you will be pondering a question: Who or what do you serve? You are experiencing a reality check here. You often walk a fine line between devotion and sacrifice. If it feels sacrificial, you may have gone overboard.
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