Virgo the Virgin: (Aug. 22-Sept. 22)
Irritability and a tendency to short temper may be your companion this week. Beware the temptation to obsess over minor issues. Take especially good care of your body at this time. You are in a physically low cycle and subject to accident or minor injuries with tools, or vehicles.
For All Signs: The headline cosmic news for 2008 is the entrance of Pluto into the sign of Capricorn. During this year we stand on the cusp of a 16 year global reorganization of power. Dramatic political, business and economic changes will occur worldwide, especially so between 2009 and 2015.
Aries: You are somewhat edgy and irritable this week. Parts of your mind are scattered into so many corners that it is hard to pull everything together. But you know clearly where boundaries need to be drawn and you are not hesitant to do so.
Taurus: Changes may be occurring in a relationship to your child or to your lover. One or the other of you may be playing a "prove it if you love me" game. Even if the words are never spoken, you may be saying them in your head.
Gemini: Be intentional about keeping an open mind and don't insist on a black and white answer. It is possible someone is causing you intense aggravation, but you can resist falling into that trap. Your mind is sharp as a tack, but your mouth may be worse. Think before you speak!
Cancer: Communications of all types will be flying thick and fast this week. Much of it is about details and minutiae that support a greater plan. Pay attention to complaints from your vehicle. It is sending signals that ask for tending.
Leo: A new plan that began to emerge as in 2007 is arriving at a turning point. This is a time in which you are challenged to pour more resources into the plan or let it go. You have fantasies about returning to safety, but you know you cannot.
Libra: Mars is your companion for five more weeks. This energy is best used to handle physically heavy projects or take initiatives that you might not otherwise tackle. Deal honestly with this assertive energy; the common side effects are irritability and infections.
Scorpio: You are harboring a secret attitude about a loved one. You may think it is not visible, but it erodes the core of the relationship. The probability is high that it is critical of yourself or the Other. Maybe a change does need to happen, but it is not useful to pressure its creation with blame.
Sagittarius: There is high stress on your performance in the arena of work or life direction. Think carefully about what is truly important to you now, at this time in your life. Don't allow old habits or rules from the past to make your decision for you. Change is inevitable.
Capricorn: This is a heavy time. Your heart wants to make light and easy, go out and play. But your sense of responsibility keeps you on task. You know if you ignored what must be done that you probably couldn't really enjoy the play. This is a time for deal making. Do what must be done and reward yourself later.
Aquarius: You and partner have some work to do around the topic of shared resources. Maybe you are clearing out a closet and struggling over what goes, what stays. You could be needing to focus attention on whether each of you contribute and gain your fair share. Perhaps the discussion is between you and your ego.
Pisces: This is a powerful time to consider your spiritual purposes. It is all too easy for the things of the world to overwhelm every waking minute, leaving no time for the higher goals. If you notice fatigue, disappointment, or depression at this time, stop.
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