Virgo The Virgin (Aug. 22-Sept. 22)
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 and in an exploring frame of mind.
For All Signs: I have written several columns about the importance of the Uranus/Pluto squares over the next three years. Now I want to interpret the message in a different way. Challenging aspects do not occur to harass humans. They always convey a message. This series is more dramatic than anything we have seen since the era of the Great Depression. We are asked to make decisions that are far more mature than in the past. Our war toys and our economic systems serve the god of the Ego, and have outworn their time on this planet. Now, more than ever in the past, we must focus upon the consciousness that will help us create more deliberate and more mature choices. This is both individual and global.
Aries: This month is a time that will test the strength of your relationships. Dormant or hidden tensions that are gnawing at the edges of any relationship are likely to become apparent now. Make an effort to recognize the difference between ego conflicts and genuine difference of opinion.
Taurus: Your romantic side is cooperating well with your nurturing side at this time. This is especially good for female friendships. Make a date for lunch and reconnect with people you like. You and a significant other are bringing closure to a long cycle in a creative way this week.
Gemini: You have an odd mix of energies this week. During the first half you may have a tendency to obsess and worry over matters that may never happen. As you move into the weekend you will cast off that dark cloud. The probability is that you will have a fun weekend.
Cancer: During this week you will enjoy home, hearth and family. That also includes those whom you think of as an extended family, such as co-workers or maybe a special circle of friends. The arts and all things of beauty are of a special pleasure to you now.
Leo: Venus enters your sign this week and will be traveling "with you" through September. Her presence gives you an air of poise and people will simply like how you look. Often when Venus is prominent we become more interested in art forms and want to make things in the environment more attractive.
Libra: Venus, your ruling planet, travels with you into the territory of friendships, community and organizational affairs. Over the next three weeks, she will enhance your presence at any activity in this sphere. It is a good time to plan a party for friends or to meet new people at other gatherings.
Scorpio: This week you have opportunities to mend fences and heal old wounds with family and friends. If you can let go of that sting in your tail, many things in your life will go more smoothly, including relationship to your children.
Sagittarius: Your frame of mind is expansive and optimistic. You want to talk to everybody in sight, but particularly to those closest to you. Archers with clientele will have a busy week with lots of appointments and people asking questions.
Capricorn: It is possible that you will experience a dip in your frame of mind. Perhaps you simply feel somber at this time. Don't let it trouble you because this is brief. On the whole, you are experiencing healing and more opportunities to enjoy your relationships.
Aquarius: You are working toward a significant shift in focus that begins in November. At present, it is time to pull things together, tie up loose ends and finish with all the balls in the air. You may be feeling the pressure already. Take your time and do things well.
Pisces: This week brings lots of social activity into your home. You may be participating in more than one reunion of folks you have not seen for a while. Your health has been a bit fragile this summer. Don't push yourself over the edge.
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