By: MARY MORRISON
LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22)
An issue that might have plagued you for the last few months seems to be drawing to a satisfactory conclusion. Sunday’s New Moon brings the confirmation that you have made the right decision but now the time has come to put thought into action, preferably before Saturn exits your sign, on September 2. Venus and Saturn join hands on Sunday evening, which might cast a cloud over any romantic aspirations but Tuesday promises an evening of romance.
VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sep 22)
Friday is a good time to strengthen the bonds of friendship and Sunday’s New Moon is likely to awaken the memory of a past event, which, if revived, would bring a degree of pleasure to those around you. Tuesday’s good aspect, between Venus and Pluto, favours those who are keen to advance in their careers or business. Mercury, your ruling planet, opposes Neptune on Wednesday morning when you could be taken for a ride if you are not careful.
LIBRA (Sep 23 to Oct 23)
The fiery Mars is currently active in your solar house of leisure and pleasure, which could indicate an increase in the pace of your social engagements, particularly around the weekend. Monday’s travel plans should go without a hitch thanks to the influence of Jupiter. Wednesday morning is likely to require your skills as a navigator through troubled waters, figuratively speaking, in order for you not to fall for any smooth talking predator in the financial sense.
SCORPIO (Oct 24 to Nov 21)
You seem to have reached a point of no return so continue forward! I feel sure that you have made a wise decision which can only be to your benefit in the long term. The New Moon on Sunday will bring you closer to improving your status and self esteem and you will have to be firm on Monday with younger family members. It might be a good idea to wait until Wednesday afternoon before entering into any business or financial negotiations.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21)
Jupiter is making his merry way through your sign leaving a trail of optimism and good fortune in his wake. Sunday’s New Moon heralds a time of recovery and the Moon’s aspect to Pluto is likely to give you the green light for a new project. The harmonious Venus is influential in uniting lovers on Monday evening, but Neptune’s influence could throw a spanner in the works on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, when you are advised to tread carefully.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19)
Things are likely to run along according to plan, despite the impending threat of a deluge of visitors, which you will take in your stride. The New Moon holds the promise of a reunion, which will, thanks to your efforts, turn out to be enjoyable. The Moon enters the practical sign of Virgo on Monday evening and, by Tuesday morning, you will have come up with a brainwave to guide you through the sea of endless possibilities and bring you safely to the harbour of success.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18)
Perhaps the time has come for you to make up your mind about where you want to be. Saturn is due in two weeks and unless you give some positive signals, you could be left high and dry. The new Moon on Sunday night should give an answer to the problem. Monday is a day to put any new plan into action without a backward glance. Wednesday could be a good day for you to travel in order for you to escape the havoc created by Neptune’s influence.
PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20)
The Moon’s aspect to your ruling planet, Uranus, on Friday will lend a fair bit of inspiration to your plans for the weekend. You are to be congratulated on your success at pulling rabbits out of hats at the eleventh hour. The New Moon on Sunday is likely to cause you to consider a matter of importance, which has been temporarily placed on the back burner. You may have to re-assess your finances on Tuesday, which will restrain you from any impulsive spending.
ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19)
You might be in a euphoric state at the start of the weekend, but Sunday’s New Moon will soon help you to snap out of it and face facts. You have been spending too much time on other people’s problems and not really helping them in the long run. Sometimes it is necessary to leave people to sort out their problems otherwise they will never learn to stand on their own feet. Romance is in the air on Saturday night. Business should start to improve from Thursday.
TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20)
Things are likely to go well for you this weekend, particularly on the home front. Sunday’s New Moon signifies a productive time for those who are contemplating refurbishing the home or moving house. Venus, your ruling planet, is currently retrograde in the artistic sign of Leo, giving you ample scope to demonstrate your talent for blending the practical with the beautiful. If you happen to be unattached, the harmonious Venus favours you on Tuesday evening.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 21)
Friday’s Moon, in your solar house of income and expenditure, could require you to dig somewhat deeply into your resources. Nevertheless, this should not stop you from enjoying the weekend, since you are seldom in the financial doldrums, thanks to your ingenuity at making the cash flow. Sunday’s New Moon signifies new opportunities with the promise of a bonus in the near future. Wednesday might bring new friendships with improved communication.
CANCER (Jun 22 to Jul 22))
Your popularity is likely to increase this weekend although you might feel the inclination to withdraw a bit. However, there is much to be achieved when Venus and Pluto are in harmony on Monday, which can only be good for business and might add a little spice to your love life. You must strive to be patient with those who appear to be away with the fairies on Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, due to the influence of the nebulous Neptune.