VIRGO AUGUST 24 - SEPTEMBER 23
Instead of trying to steer clear of a romantic or partnership problem, pluck up the courage to confront it. Don’t be concerned about the ensuing hand-wringing or tearful outbursts—the matter must be challenged, even if chaos occurs.
LIBRA 24 SEPTEMBER – 23 OCTOBER
Colleagues might insist that an ambitious scheme can be made to work perfectly well.Your instincts, however, will tell you otherwise. From 5 September, when the Sun challenges Neptune, you must insist on seeing proof that checks and balances are in place, and that your risk-averse attitude is being respected, not ridiculed.
SCORPIO 24 OCTOBER – 22 NOVEMBER
Romance and entertainment will be on your mind. At the same time, some intriguing news about an opportunity will present itself, when you had assumed that this particular avenue was closed to you forever. Don’t worry about having to choose between duty and pleasure. You’ll see immediately where your priorities must lie.
SAGITTARIUS 23 NOVEMBER – 21 DECEMBER
Just as you would like to keep a low profile, other people will draw attention to your latest achievements. Try not to be uncharitable towards those individuals who genuinely think your efforts should be acknowledged. Tell yourself they mean well, and wait to see what unfolds as a result of recent events.
CAPRICORN 22 DECEMBER – 20 JANUARY
Someone whom you have shared good and bad times with may be wondering why you’ve seemed somewhat aloof recently. Capitalise on Mercury coming to the end of its latest retrograde phase on 5 September, and strive to be friendly and approachable as usual.This uncommunicative phase must end.
AQUARIUS 21 JANUARY – 19 FEBRUARY
Differences of opinion between yourself and someone close will soon be over. You should look back on recent rows as unnecessary but, in the end, pretty harmless. You should also begin to focus on practical or financial opportunities that the two of you have been ignoring, having been distracted by petty arguments.
PISCES 20 FEBRUARY – 20 MARCH
As others acknowledge the giant strides you have made within a particular area, you’ll feel inspired to push yourself even harder. However, you mustn’t do so in a way that makes people who have achieved far less than yourself feel a sense of shame. Encourage them to keep up with you instead.
ARIES 21 MARCH – 20 APRIL
As you’ll be dealing with someone making assumptions about a situation, discussions with the potential to become controversial should be initiated sooner rather than later. If left till the last week of September, when Jupiter opposes Uranus, one particular factor could become the cause of a long-term rift or separation.
TAURUS 21 APRIL – 21 MAY
Changes within the home may have occurred for no accountable reason, so you’ll be relieved that early in the month, someone close will arm you with whatever you want to know in order to understand the situation better. Make the most of your analytical faculties, which will soon be razor-sharp.
GEMINI 22 MAY – 21 JUNE
It’d be a mistake to assume that the contribution you’ve made to a particular set-up has gone unnoticed. In fact, in the first week of the month, you could find yourself in the spotlight, being applauded and rewarded by some extremely influential people. Your challenge will be to avoid letting it go to your head.
CANCER 22 JUNE – 23 JULY
Those with the authority to load more responsibilities onto your shoulders will try not to overburden you, so don’t let the Sun squaring up to Saturn encourage you to question everything that’s suggested and come across as disaffected and hostile.You’re dealing with people who know more about fairness and equality than you realise.
LEO 24 JUNE – 23 AUGUST
You’re about to realise that certain individuals want to hear your views on practical, financial or worldly matters. Make sure that any facts or figures you’re quoting are spot-on. Address one particular topic that should bring you to the attention of those at the top of their field. Be at your best.