By: MARY MORRISON
VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sep 22)
The Sun entered your sign yesterday and was greeted by a cordial Moon, which will help you in your personal relationships, indicating a promising start to the weekend. Venus moves to oppose Neptune on Saturday, and you should remember to keep a promise that was made a while ago. Be open with your partner about financial matters this week, particularly around Tuesday in case things go wrong when Thursday’s Moon moves into conflict with Pluto.
LIBRA (Sep 23 to Oct 23)
There are times when you feel like throwing in the towel and simply walking away. The problem is that you can never make a decision as to where to go! Saturday’s Moon might give you some clear indication of your destiny and where it will take you. Sunday’s opposition between your ruling planet, Venus, and Neptune will supply you with some food for thought. Tuesday is likely to be a difficult day to do business as there are obstructions that could undermine your efforts.
SCORPIO (Oct 24 to Nov 21)
Friday and Saturday are good days for travel and exploring possibilities that might lie further afield. Sunday’s Moon is in good aspect to Jupiter, which might bring you a prospective purchaser, if you happen to be selling your property. Wednesday’s conjunction between the Moon and Uranus is likely to conjure up an unexpected romantic encounter. Thursday’s conflict between the Moon and Pluto is bound to stir up a hornet’s nest for income and expenditure.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21)
Think carefully on Friday and Saturday before splashing out on expensive items, otherwise you will have to face serious consequences when Tuesday’s eclipse brings your chickens home to roost. Younger family members will require a little pep talk or firm redirection on a matter of principle. The Moon is favourable on Tuesday evening if you are planning to entertain at home. Wednesday’s plans might come adrift under the disruptive influence of Uranus.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19)
The Moon is in your sign on Friday and Saturday, which should help to offset the confusion wrought by the opposition between Venus and Neptune. Others are likely to be thankful for your clarity of thought and your practical approach during this time. The Lunar eclipse takes place on Tuesday morning and heralds a time of movement and creativity in the months to come. Wednesday is a day for careful planning and accounting before signing anything.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18)
There is little point in worrying over things that are beyond your control, so you might as well take it easy over the weekend and leave the rest to providence. You have a tendency towards frugality when it comes to your own needs, so it is time to allow yourself a treat. The Moon’s eclipse on Tuesday morning will demonstrate the need for some decisions to be made in your financial affairs and it marks a period of change. Thursday is the time to put thought into action.
PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20)
Mercury’s conflict to the fiery Mars on Saturday is likely to cause some tension in your domestic sphere. Patience is your best ally during a morning that could be fraught with contradictions. However, if you play your cards accordingly and keep the peace, things will simmer down in the late afternoon. Tuesday morning brings a lunar eclipse in your sign, which will signify a major shift in your attitude towards life and in one matter in particular. Try not to be oversensitive.
ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19)
Your ruling planet, Mars, is challenged by Mercury, the planet of communication, which might upset plans you may have to travel and some misunderstandings are likely to arise over money matters. The Moon’s eclipse on Tuesday morning will test your tolerance and endurance levels. There is an upside to the scenario because you have reached a turning point and the only way is up. The unattached might meet someone with similar interests on Thursday evening.
TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20)
Things seem to be returning to normal after a week or two of intense activity and you could do with a relaxing weekend in a health spa! However, Saturday morning might turn out to be rather hectic at home as Mercury runs amok with the fiery Mars. Partners are likely to demand your time and energy on Sunday and there will be little time for reflection! Tuesday’s lunar eclipse takes place in your solar house of hopes and wishes, which might bring your dreams into reality.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 21)
Your timing is likely to be slightly out of sync this weekend. This is probably due to the conflict on Saturday between your ruling planet, Mercury, and Mars. Do not worry if misunderstandings arise between you and your loved ones. The lunar eclipse on Tuesday morning will take the heat out of the situation and return everything to relative normality. Wednesday is likely to produce good results in business and finance, providing that you have played the game fairly.
CANCER (Jun 22 to Jul 22))
The Moon, your ruling planet, graces your solar house of partnership on Friday, giving you an opportunity to spend quality time with your partner. Saturday could become hectic as the day progresses if you are organising other family members. The Moon’s eclipse on Tuesday could affect travel plans and bring about results in legal proceedings you may be involved in. Keep your wits about you on Wednesday and don’t bite off more than you can chew.
LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22)
You might benefit from a change of employment and now would be a good time for you to give it some serious thought. Saturday’s conflict between Mercury and Mars, currently in your sign, could cause you some inner tension, which is best dealt with when your good humour is restored. Monday’s Moon joins hands with Neptune to bring back the magic in your lust for life. Your spirits should be well and truly lifted after the Moon’s eclipse on Tuesday morning.