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This is a busy month for all of us. We’ll be feeling strong impulses from the planets that will certainly test our civility. This tension will be palpable by the end of the month, so keep your head down and choose your battles. The 19th, 20th, 21st, and 28th are very volatile days. • The sun is in Virgo as the month opens, and drifts into Libra on the 22nd. Mercury is at home in Virgo until the 16th when she moves into Libra. Venus is in Cancer (making our homes more beautiful) until the 6th when she moves into Leo. Mars is in Scorpio, its home sign throughout the month. Pluto goes direct on the 19th, and the rest of the outer planets stay where they are: Jupiter in Gemini, Saturn in Libra, Uranus in Aries, Neptune in Pisces, and Pluto in Capricorn. • Good days for September are the 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 10th, 13th, and 26th. Good days to avoid drama are the 1st, 3rd, 18th, 19th, 20th, and 29th.
ARIES (March 21–April 19). As the month opens, you are paying attention to the details in your life. You are working hard to get things in order, both at home and at work. You are feeling somewhat trapped by all the things around you, and trying to get rid of as much clutter as possible. At mid-month you focus on the viability of your relationships. You have been working on redefining your whole identity, choosing to let go of some people and things. This impulse is especially strong on the 19th, 20th, and 29th.
TAURUS (April 20–May 20). You are looking for more creative outlets in your life and in your relationships this month. After the 7th you will take a greater interest in your home and surroundings as you put your creativity to work. You are still reorganizing your work area, and that really won’t be finished until October. Don’t overdo it this month, as your vitality is just a bit weak. Relationships need some attention right now! If you are single, it’s a great time for meeting new people. If you are involved, it’s time to renew your connection so that anger, pouting, and distance don’t show up.
GEMINI (May 21–June 21). You continue to be busy and optimistic. Your focus for this month has been on getting your home and family in order. You are in a social mood, so it would be great to have new and old friends and family in. Work is more tense this month. Coworkers could be harder to work with, and there could be some power struggles. Relationships are still getting better, and it’s a great time to seek out someone new if you are single. Keep an eye on your money toward the end of the month.
CANCER (June 22–July 22). Like Aries, Libra, and Capricorn, this is a tense month for you. As the month begins, you are working hard to get all of your crabs in a row. After being focused more on physical desires, you turn your attention to financial concerns after the 7th. You will be working hard to get your financial affairs in order. Toward the end of the month, you are working harder at cleaning up and clearing out many things. Keep your schedule very flexible on the 19th, 20th, and 29th. This could be the time for a major clearing.
LEO (July 23–August 22). You have been looking at your self-worth this month. You have been reexamining your skills and talents, and you want to be appreciated more for these. You will find that this is even stronger after the 7th. You are putting a lot of energy into your home to make it a safer place. Tempers may flare around family members as you try to make others understand your point of view. Communications are tense at the end of the month. Make sure you are careful about what you say.
VIRGO (August 23–September 22). Happy Solar Return (Birthday) to all the Virgin Wheat Reapers out there. This birthday time is one with a lot of inner reflection. As you look back on what you accomplished last year and set new goals for this year, you certainly want more creative expression in your life. You want to feel more connected to the things in your life. There seems to be plenty of work to do, even if you aren’t that well-connected. If you want to change jobs or seek out great opportunities, this is a good month for that. Keep an eye on your money at the end of the month.
LIBRA (September 23–October 23). As the month begins, you have been in a slight retreat, taking some time for the special people you have allowed into your life. As we get closer to mid-month, you pick up the pace of clearing out and cleaning up your life. You may feel pulled in many different directions as we get closer to the end of the month. Make sure that you are focused on you—otherwise you’ll be very off-balance by the end of the month. Let go of the fear and allow yourself to move forward. Relationships will be very tense during this time. Do what’s best for you, not what’s best for the relationship.
SCORPIO (October 24–November 21). “Busy” and “active” are your key words this month as Mars, planet of action, has entered Scorpio and will remain there until October 6. Mars will give you plenty of energy and courage to start new projects and to confront tasks that you have been putting off. This is a good time for diet and exercise programs as well. In the background, you are feeling the urge to get a plan and to get your life in order. This is a good time to review your long-term career goals. Get ready, as you will make a new commitment in that part of your life.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21). This is a good month for you to be focusing on career goals and your public life. You are looking to expand and grow beyond what you have done in the past. There are plenty of opportunities out there, and they may come through a very close friend or lover. If you are single, this is a good time to look for a partner. You are feeling more open and are attracting people to you. This is also great for your business. By the end of the month, you have moved your focus to your groups and organizations. Look for some big changes there.
CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19). As the month opens, you are somewhat more laid-back—although you continue to feel the pressure to push out of old conditions and renew or replace things that are no longer working. Use the first half of the month to get as much done as possible. After mid-month, you will once again feel the tensions and the need to make decisions about some old existing situations. The 19th, 20th, and 29th are especially tense days for you. Look for changes in your career and home sectors.
AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18). With Mars entering your career sector and Saturn quickly following in October, you are getting very serious about your career and long-term plans and goals. You are ready to start new projects this month, since you have been planning them since January. Your partner will need more attention this month, and you want to feel more connected to your partner as well. If you are single, this would be a great time to look for a new partner or even a very close friend. Communications and getting your message across become more important in late September. Play it cool at the end of the month.
PISCES (February 19–March 20). Relationships are on your radar this month. For those of you who are involved, this is a great time to spend more time with your partner. If you are single, you will focus some of your energy on relationships. You are also working on getting your financial affairs in order. That will be strongest toward the end of the month. Those of you born February 19 through the 21st are definitely in a time of rest and retreat. You will be happy to get away from things—including work and relationships.