By: MARY MORRISON
LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22)
Mercury enters your sign this weekend, which should get things moving. You will probably find yourself in a situation where everything happens all at once – at least you will not be bored! The chances are that you will get carried away by your generous nature on Saturday, whilst entertaining friends. Nevertheless, despite your depleted finances, your hospitality will be appreciated and you will be richer in spirit!
VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sep 22)
The Moon’s aspect to Saturn is likely to bring down your mood a bit and turn your attention to practical matters. This does not mean that you should preoccupy yourself all weekend with, for instance, the best way to thread a needle! Mercury, your ruling planet, enters the sign of Leo on Saturday to turn your mind to more pleasurable thoughts, particularly if you happen to be unattached. Mercury joins hands with the Sun on Tuesday, favouring any pending business deals.
LIBRA (Sep 23 to Oct 23)
You might have had some difficulty in keeping up with the hectic pace of life just lately. However, Mercury’s entry on Saturday into the sign of Leo should help to slow things down and enable you to relax a little over the weekend. It is important, however, that you keep your nose to the grindstone on Monday and pay close attention to detail. You need to choose your words carefully on Tuesday, when handling a matter of some delicacy.
SCORPIO (Oct 24 to Nov 21)
Your intuition is spot on this week, when nothing can catch you unawares. You will, no doubt, be thorough in your preparation for all eventualities on Saturday, when Mercury enters the sign of Leo, your solar house of goals and ambition. Things are likely to come to a head when the Moon’s conflict to Mars highlights the cracks in the plaster on Monday. However, you will feel all the better for knowing where you stand in the scheme of things and it is my belief that you will come out on top.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21)
There might be an alternative solution to a problem if you will but try something of a different approach. If, however, your mind is set in one particular direction then you could be in for a lengthy wait. Mercury, the planet of movement and communication, enters the sign of Leo on Saturday, which is likely to introduce a somewhat relaxed air into the general populous, which you might find a tad frustrating! Romance is in the air, for the unattached, on Wednesday evening.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19)
Business is likely to be a bit slack on Friday, but that should not stop you from having fun this weekend. Mercury enters the sign of Leo on Saturday to aid relaxation and eliminate tension. Saturn, your ruling planet, is influential on Monday and if you pay attention to your inner voice, you can save yourself from what could otherwise be a costly exercise. Tuesday’s Moon opposes the powerful Pluto when it would not be prudent to argue with those who hold positions of authority.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18)
The Moon’s aspect to Saturn is likely to bring you down to earth on Friday and help you to face facts. You just might have bitten off more than you can chew of late and it is time for you to come up with a plan for damage limitation. The influence of your ruling planet, Uranus, on Tuesday should go a long way to providing you with the inspiration that you need to see yourself out of the woods.
PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20)
Things might appear to be somewhat hay wire on Friday, when some confusion is likely to arise in the field of communication and travel, as Mercury prepares to exit the sign of Cancer. Nevertheless, your determination to overcome adversity knows no bounds and you will very soon have reorganised everything to your satisfaction. Should you happen to be embarking on a new project, or a change of tactic, in the business sense, you are likely to run up against an obstacle on Tuesday.
ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19)
Your loyalty to friends is unshakable and you are often a tower of strength for the less fortunate. However, perhaps it is time for you to turn your attention to your own needs for once. Mars, your ruling planet, is currently moving through your solar house of work and employment to open the door of opportunity for you. Monday’s Moon is in conflict with Mars to illustrate to you the need for change. If you happen to be unattached your chances of meeting a suitable partner are high this week.
TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20)
There are opportunities coming your way this week, some of which might be too good to miss. A surprise is in store for you on Saturday when someone from the past is likely to turn up out of the blue. Mercury’s entry into the sign of Leo could give you a new perspective on life in general and help you to realise that you are quite blessed in more ways than one. Neptune’s influence on Tuesday will bring out your talent for blending the practical with the beautiful, in the creative sense.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 21)
Patience is not always one of your strong points, although at times you can surprise yourself with the way in which you can fake it when the necessity arises! This weekend, however, requires not only patience from you but tact and diplomacy also, in order for you to achieve your objective. Sunday is a day for spending time with family and particularly for responding to the needs of your younger family members.
CANCER (Jun 22 to Jul 22)
You might have had the feeling of late that time is running out for you, no matter the number of years behind you! This is a natural phenomenon which is affecting many of those who are born under the sign of the Crab and it is nothing to worry about! Mercury, the planet of movement and communication, is about to exit your sign on Saturday and this will have an effect on your thoughts. However, you will be feeling more like your old self on Monday when Saturn extends his steadying hand.