Virgo The Virgin (Aug. 22-Sept. 22): The topic at hand is devotion. The Vestal Virgins of Roman times began a lifetime of service to the sacred flame around the age of 6. They were celibate forever. You have been devoted to something or someone powerful all your life. This may be barely conscious. It is time you evaluate the cost to your Self.
For All Signs: Pluto is the planet that represents plutocrats, the worldwide economy, banking, the stock market, corporations and inevitable consequences. On Sept. 20th this planet turns direct after a five-month retrograding period. Since Pluto's arrival in Capricorn (late '07), the shift to direct motion has coincided with particularly disruptive financial events. The present world circumstances are scary, to say the least. The trouble is generated during Pluto's retrograde periods and then made public upon its direct station. This is also true on a personal level. If we have been keeping a major secret, the time for revelation is approaching. It may even be forced.
Aries: Resources of others that are normally available may be withheld during this period. Resources include time, money, or energy. This includes partner's income, loan requests, debt payments, inheritance issues, stock market proceeds or insurance payments. Relationship issues are highlighted.
Taurus: This is a very good time to seek assistance from a professional, especially if you have concerns regarding your partner or the relationship. An outside source will be a good negotiator and an impartial observer in a situation that may be fraught with intensity. If you have no partner, one may come along soon.
Gemini: You have a desire to celebrate. The temptation to overspend is strong. Consider what would be fun and interesting that doesn't require a big expenditure. Activities concerning education, publishing, the law and travel have positive aspects. You are in an exploring frame of mind.
Cancer: A new person enters the scene to assist with problems you may be having with a child or lover. This is someone who can see all points of view and will assist you in balancing the situation. Avoid criticizing yourself or others. Things must be handled with integrity and respect for all concerned.
Leo: Your life tempo is accelerating as it always does in September. You probably feel the need to pay closer attention to your neighborhood, roommates, siblings and the casual relationships in your life. If you have any communication habits that interfere, they may be brought to your attention now.
Libra: An improvement in financial and health matters is right on your doorstep. The financial help comes through increased work activity and also investment decisions. One or more persons are there to help teach you what you need to know. Listen carefully to what others tell you now.
Scorpio: Now is the time to take a clear look at yourself in relationship to others. You need to take care of yourself. Don't beat on yourself or accept beatings from anyone else, even if you must be alone for a while. Someone new enters your life who can become a fine teacher and helper in your world.
Sagittarius: You have a desire to celebrate. The temptation to overspend is strong. Consider what would be fun and interesting that doesn't require a big expenditure. Activities concerning education, publishing, the law and travel have positive aspects. You are talkative, but curb your tendency to be opinionated.
Capricorn: Your persuasive power is very strong now. You are seeing favorable results from efforts you have applied over the last few years. A new friend or associate has entered your life. This person has helpful information, so give attention to fresh ideas.
Aquarius: A new person is present in your career. They offer positive ideas, encouragement and a fresh means of expanding your territory. You may be mixing business and pleasure in a good combination.
Pisces: The important subject continues to be: Whom or what do you serve? And is that devotion actually good for you? On the dark side, Pisceans often do too much for others. On the bright side, that which you serve gives you a sense of completion and wholeness.
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