All Signs: That “back-to-school” feeling of September has arrived. (You feel it whether or not you have kids because you went to school in September.) For me, it’s wistful, poignant and filled with “where-did-the-summer-go?” There’s also a sense of dread about putting away toys and getting those ducks in a row. But this week, three astrological influences arrive and they couldn’t come at a better time. Thank gawd! Dances between the Sun and Jupiter plus Mercury, Mars and Pluto (practically the whole gang) will rev everyone’s engines with determination to get back on track. This might be a good time to remember the words of Alice Walker: “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
Aries March 21-April 19
You’re super gung-ho to pull your act together. (This is the enthusiasm that Jupiter is giving you.) You believe in yourself and you’re thinking positive! Meanwhile, Mars is pumping your sex drive and making you want to transform yourself for the better. No wonder you’re eager to clean up where you live and where you work. You want to introduce systems that improve things. You want to clearly define hazy areas related to insurance matters, inheritances and shared property. You’re even adopting new health regimes, perhaps diet or exercise or both. OMG. It’s going to be a whole new you! .
Taurus April 20-May 20
You’re excited about new methods and systems for doing work, especially if you’re an artist. This enthusiasm also applies to sports, the entertainment world, the hospitality industry, children and financial speculation. These are all areas where you can introduce improvements or make changes for the better. Some of this enthusiasm will spill over into your romantic life as well. You want to have fun! And you want to have the freedom to be who you really are. Great! It looks like you’re going to do it. (Be on the lookout for new uses or applications of something you share with others.) “You! What planet is this?”
Gemini May 21-June 20
You’re feeling excited about making repairs to where you live as well as to family relationships. In other words, your focus is on your private life, your home and your family. For various reasons, you have the motivation, the energy and drive to make your private life the best it can be. You feel lucky now, and you are! (Jupiter is in your sign this year for the first time in 12 years.) And this enthusiasm brings the knowledge that when things are good in your personal life, they spread into every other aspect of your life as well. So true! Einstein said, “Have the courage to take your own thoughts seriously for they will shape you.”
Cancer June 21-
Your daily activities are brighter, busier and exciting! Naturally, they’re an extension of your mind and since you feel more optimistic and enthusiastic about life, voila! This is why short trips appeal and you’re busy running errands and talking to everyone, especially siblings, neighbours and relatives. It’s almost as if you have a message you want to get out to the world. You want to enlighten others! This is also why you’re reading and writing more than usual. This is certainly not the time to stay at home. Get out and talk to everyone. If you sell, market, teach, act, write or edit, you will be very strong this week! (Hey, editing is a rewording activity.)
Leo July 23-Aug 22
Holy bankroll! This week you can dream up new ways to earn a buck or make money on the side. Some will successfully boost their income but all of you will be focused on cash-flow issues because you’re spending big and at the same time (ironically), you’re trying to shut down hemorrhaging cash by cutting costs and paying your bills. You want it all! You want to get out of debt. (You’re not going to jail. You’re not passing go. And you will collect $200.) Much of this will happen because you’ll make it happen. You can be very resourceful when it comes to money (both earning it and spending it). Act on your ideas. Put some muscle behind your dreams.
Virgo Aug 23-Sept 22
This is a powerful week. You feel energized and stoked about something. My advice is to use this energy. Even though you might feel generous or extravagant (and, admittedly, you might feel a bit undisciplined) nevertheless you will be spurred on to try to do more than even you can handle! Jump into projects with both feet, especially ones that require lots of energy. Your optimism and enthusiasm will make you get a lot done plus convince others to join forces with you. And hey, you can do something to improve your health, improve your appearance and even improve your style of relating with others. Yeah, yeah, it sounds like a reality makeover, doesn’t it? (And perhaps it is.)
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
Influences from other sources, other countries and other belief systems (yes, it does sound rather exotic) might be part of a new influence causing you to grow in a new direction. You’re thinking of new places, new ways of living and new goals. Perhaps through your travels or study or encounters with others you see new possibilities for yourself? Or perhaps these influences make you question your values and what you are currently doing? Whatever the case, this week you will entertain bigger, more ambitious goals about what is actually possible for you in your future. This is profound because, as Richard Bach said, “Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they’re yours.”
Scorpio Oct 23-Nov 21
You’re so excited, you’re PowerPoint on steroids. (This is why your social scene is really hopping.) People want to see you and you want to see them. You’re involved with groups, clubs and seeing friends at a go, go, go pace. However, there is more than just increased popularity involved here. You are a force to be reckoned with! People are ready to jump on your bandwagon and follow your lead. Therefore, if there’s anything you want to achieve or you need to recruit support, this is your hour! Not only that, it looks like you can get the funding and physical support you need. “Say no more!” (Nudge, nudge, wink, wink.) A powerful week for you, indeed.
Sagittarius Nov 22-Dec 21
With the Sun and Mercury high in your chart, of course others notice you, especially bosses, parents and VIPs. But this week, this high viz. thing is amplified. It’s a good thing you’re ambitious to achieve your agenda. In fact, much of what you’ve been planning in secret is now coming out in the open. (“It’s a girl!”) Look for new ways to earn money because this is now possible. People in authority will listen to your suggestions because what you have to say is innovative and resourceful. But the real reason you will succeed is because you believe in yourself and you’re not going to take a backseat to anyone. You refuse to listen to why something can’t be done. (“Don’t harsh my buzz, man.”)
Capricorn Dec 22-Jan 19
All year you’ve been travelling or thinking about travelling and now all these feelings and thoughts are culminating into an exciting crescendo because you are really going places! And the reason you’re going places is because you’ve made the effort to do so. And for those of you who are not travelling, you’re still expanding your world through publishing, grabbing opportunities in higher education, or exploring new avenues in medicine, the law and the media. It’s thrilling! Some of you are pumped about political or religious situations. (Your self-confidence makes others sit up and listen.) Meanwhile, for you personally it feels like you’re on the cliff’s edge, ready to soar.
Aquarius Jan 20-Feb 18
You have been unusually involved with the resources of others, which has put you in a position of great responsibility. (But you’re up for this.) This week in particular you are charged with energy, in large measure because you know you have the support – emotionally, psychologically, physically and financially – that you need to pull off what you want to do. Your sex drive is strong, along with your ambition. You feel playful and totally prepared to be who you are without fear or apology. The success of your mission right now is that you know you will succeed because others have your back. This is so reassuring. Relations with partners and close friends are good and getting better! (“Does anyone want this last piece of pie?”)
Pisces Feb 19-March 20
Your focus on partnerships and close friends is over the top this week. (“Can’t get him out of my mind.”) But it’s more than that. You are totally energized now by this friendship or new relationship. You see that this person will give you greater security at home and within your family and yet, paradoxically, they will expand your world through travel and by helping you see new horizons and conquer new worlds. Yes, this all sounds pretty lofty, but for many of you it is actually true. You’re stepping out on stage in your big-girl shoes. This is a great time to form partnerships (professional or intimate) because everyone wants to be on your team.