Straight Stars

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Septem­ber 13 to 19, 2018

No doubt you have no­ticed the shift of Venus and Mars on fresh sign changes. Venus in Scorpio sets some­thing very po­tent into lock-and-load re­gard­ing a spe­cific re­la­tion­ship or re­la­tion­ship mat­ter. Emo­tions run the show. Trust is a big is­sue. Re­la­tion­ship value and re­la­tion­ship sur­vival are too.

Venus in Scorpio also puts an added pre­mium on sex, money, life, death, and re­gen­er­a­tive po­ten­tial. The tran­sit is a big­gie, not only for in­ti­mate and per­sonal re­la­tion­ships, but for outer-world deal­ings too. Ex­pect per­sonal fi­nances, money mar­kets, big busi­ness, the black mar­ket, the dark web, and ev­ery­thing to do with oil (a Scorpio archetype) to be even more di­alled-up. The propen­sity for ma­nip­u­la­tion, for abuse of power or po­si­tion, and for suc­cumb­ing to temp­ta­tion, ob­ses­sion, or ad­dic­tion is great when Venus in Scorpio pulls from the dark side.

While none of the above is new, thanks to Mars, it is on a next level up. Although it is re­vis­it­ing what it cov­ered in May, Mars in Aquarius is com­pletely fo­cused on game-chang­ing and ac­cel­er­a­tion. An in­no­va­tion-andim­prove­ment ex­pert, this tran­sit’s first in­stincts are for tak­ing a risk on some­thing new. Re­mem­ber this when you find your­self strug­gling with a tough de­ci­sion. Cut your­self loose; look for bet­ter op­tions and re­la­tion­ships. There are many ways to cre­ate and to thrive in life.

Fin­ish­ing up in Virgo through the end of next week, Mer­cury picks up good steam with Pluto on Satur­day (trine), Jupiter on Sun­day (sex­tile), and the sun next Thurs­day (su­pe­rior con­junc­tion). It’s a great week to say it, do it, sign it, or show up for it.


March 20–April 19

Thurs­day is good for a top-up, for get­ting bet­ter clued in, or for find­ing what’s miss­ing. You can make good head­way with a cre­ative project. Through Sun­day, the more you do and the fur­ther you take it, the more you’ll get out of it. Mon­day, the work runs smooth; the re­sults are good. Tues­day/wed­nes­day, Mars/ Uranus sparks some­thing fresh. Go with spon­tane­ity.

TAURUS April 20–May 20

Venus is ramp­ing up in Scorpio. As such, watch for all your sen­sory fac­ul­ties to be sig­nif­i­cantly height­ened. What they trans­mit are vi­tal clues. Cross­ing the in­ter­sec­tion of what was and what is yet to be, Venus prompts a pro­found in­ner shift re­gard­ing think­ing, feel­ing, voic­ing, en­gag­ing, in­vent­ing, and so­lu­tion-find­ing. Progress—it’s a nat­u­ral evo­lu­tion.


May 21–June 21

Mer­cury in Virgo is in high gear with Nep­tune on Thurs­day (op­po­si­tion), Pluto on Satur­day (trine), Jupiter on Sun­day (sex­tile), and the sun next Thurs­day (su­pe­rior con­junc­tion), keep­ing you at your cre­ative, so­cial, in­tu­itive, and com­mu­ni­ca­tions best. Now through the end of next week is an ex­cel­lent time to put your­self out there, feel your way along, and work your way through it.

CAN­CER June 21–July 22

Don’t let it slide. Aim for a good head start; stay on top of what you need to. The week ahead sets a pro­duc­tive back­drop for mak­ing bet­ter in­roads and gain­ing re­sults. Thurs­day/fri­day, your flow is good, espe­cially re­gard­ing stream of con­scious­ness, cre­ativ­ity, and ro­mance. Mon­day, stay prac­ti­cal and get down to busi­ness. Tues­day/wed­nes­day, a fresh wind, fresh ap­proach, or fresh di­ver­sion hits it right.


July 22–Au­gust 22

Cre­ativ­ity, in­tu­ition, and in­stincts are in fine form through the week­end. You’ll feel what­ever you are feel­ing even more deeply while Venus moves through Scorpio. Through the start of the week, the scales are tip­ping in the di­rec­tion of self-hon­our­ing rather than meet­ing the (spo­ken or un­spo­ken) ex­pec­ta­tions of oth­ers. Trust your­self; go by heart and it’s a win for all.


Au­gust 22–Septem­ber 22

Mer­cury in Virgo keeps you and op­por­tu­nity go­ing strong. In­creas­ing a sense of hope­ful­ness de­spite the un­cer­tainty, Thurs­day is full of po­ten­tial in the mak­ing. The week­end is a good one for giv­ing your­self li­cence. Seek ad­ven­ture; put your­self out there and max out on the best the mo­ment has to of­fer. Mon­day be­gins a pos­i­tive up­swing. A pro­duc­tive and fruit­ful week ahead.


Septem­ber 22–Oc­to­ber 23

Venus has just left Libra for Scorpio, but it will be back in Novem­ber. Venus in Scorpio—a re­sources­rich, cash-in tran­sit—now po­si­tions you at spring­board time. Along with Mer­cury on the move, and with Mars and Uranus in spark-it mode, now through mid–next week should get you up and run­ning with plenty to show for it. On­ward and up­ward!


Oc­to­ber 23–Novem­ber 21

Thurs­day, you’ll find a great knack for read­ing be­tween the lines, pick­ing up on what’s miss­ing, or spot­ting a good bar­gain. The evening is a good one for a ro­mance or re­lax­ation top-up. Along with Venus, Mer­cury keeps the mo­ti­va­tion, con­ver­sa­tion, good ideas, and stim­u­la­tion go­ing strong through the week­end. Tues­day/ Wed­nes­day, Mars/uranus jump-start some­thing fresh, some­thing more.

SAGITTARIUS Novem­ber 21–De­cem­ber 21

Thurs­day could see you check off some­thing im­por­tant or find a miss­ing el­e­ment. En­joy in­door, out­door, so­cial, or in­ti­mate sports; the Sagittarius moon keeps the week­end go­ing strong. On the go with Pluto on Satur­day, Jupiter on Sun­day, and the sun next Thurs­day, Mer­cury as­sists you to make great strides re­gard­ing un­fin­ished per­sonal mat­ters, con­ver­sa­tions, ne­go­ti­a­tions, ca­reer am­bi­tions, work, and prob­lem-solv­ing.

CAPRICORN De­cem­ber 21–Jan­uary 19

Don’t push what isn’t com­ing nat­u­rally, but don’t give up; keep go­ing and stay hope­ful. What falls by the way­side sim­ply clears the space for some­thing bet­ter to show up. Get away from it all this week­end. Mon­day, you’re off to a great start. The Capricorn moon puts you in good con­trol and com­mand. Tues­day/wed­nes­day fast-tracks it.


Jan­uary 20–Fe­bru­ary 18

What a dif­fer­ence a week can make. Mars, freshly into Aquarius, is pick­ing up speed. Venus and Uranus have just lit a match. Next Tues­day, Mars/uranus will be on cutto-the-chase. Be­tween now and then, Mer­cury is go­ing strong. What does it all mean? Op­por­tu­nity is on the rise. Make the most of it. Seize the day!


Fe­bru­ary 18–March 20

Stay cre­ative and hope­ful. Re­lax and go by feel; trust that you are get­ting to where you need to and want to be. You are. A good run of stars be­tween now and the end of next week gets you up and run­ning. The un­ex­pected is in the mix, but over­all the get­ting is good.

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