By: MARY MORRISON
VIRGO (Aug 23 to Sep 22)
Things are beginning to take shape on the home front when on Friday Pluto, which has been retrograde since the end of March, begins to move forward. This could inspire you with a new found sense of freedom and encourage you towards achievement. Your weekend is likely to become quite lively from Saturday onwards, when Venus moves forward in the sociable sign of Leo.
LIBRA (Sep 23 to Oct 23)
You are likely to be experiencing the effects of your long term planning from this weekend onwards. Events this week will set the stage for a new lifestyle, which will probably suit you well in the long term. Pluto moves forward on Friday as does your ruling planet, Venus, on Saturday, which is beneficial for financial matters and for affairs of the heart, if you happen to be unattached.
SCORPIO (Oct 24 to Nov 21)
Your ruling planet, Pluto, turned retrograde at the end of March, which might have held things up in your sphere. However, I am happy to say that Pluto moves forward on Friday, which should start to free things up a bit for you, particularly where income and expenditure are concerned. Tuesday’s New Moon, together with the solar eclipse, will no doubt go a long way towards generating some helpful business contacts.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec 21)
Travel is likely to be on your horizon this week. Pluto moves forward in your sign on Friday, giving you a green light to proceed towards a successful venture. You might be planning a trip for business or pleasure. Tuesday’s New Moon, in the practical sign of Virgo, indicates a good time to proceed with your ideas and bring them to fruition. The influence of Venus should help to restore your confidence and set you well on the road to recovery.
CAPRICORN (Dec 22 to Jan 19)
Your life seems to have been fraught with difficulty recently but things should be less restrictive from Friday, when the powerful Pluto begins to wend his way forward. The harmonious Venus turns direct on Saturday, which will certainly help to brighten things up for you this week. There might be one or two question marks concerning a business matter, which will be answered on Tuesday’s New Moon. Some extra cash is likely to materialise on Wednesday.
AQUARIUS (Jan 20 to Feb 18)
Things might have appeared to be on the slow side, particularly where property investments and finances are concerned. However, as Pluto moves forward on Friday, into the sign of Sagittarius and Venus moves forward on Saturday you will begin to see some results in the days to follow. The New Moon is accompanied by a solar eclipse on Tuesday to remind you not to leap at the first offer that comes your way. However, your timing could turn out to be perfect on Thursday.
PISCES (Feb 19 to Mar 20)
The planets, Venus and Pluto, begin to move forward this weekend, which should help to eradicate some of the pressure that you have been labouring under these last few months. Sunday is likely to find you feeling relieved that you have been able to bring certain issues to a close at last. The New Moon and the Sun’s eclipse on Tuesday heralds the end of an era and the start of a new cycle. The unattached are favoured by the Moon and Jupiter on Thursday.
ARIES (Mar 21 to Apr 19)
The pace is likely to quicken over the next few days as Pluto moves forward on Friday and Venus follows suit on Saturday. You might wonder how much more you can take in the face of it as life has been pretty hectic in the last few months. The New Moon, in the sign of Virgo, will no doubt give some indication as to where and when you will finally reach your rainbow’s end. If you happen to be unattached, the Moon promises a romantic encounter on Thursday evening.
TAURUS (Apr 20 to May 20)
You will probably let out a sigh of relief when Pluto moves forward on Friday, leaving you room to manoeuvre in the financial sense. Matters concerning partnership have been rather sticky just lately but Venus, your ruling planet, moves forward on Saturday to reintroduce some harmony into the equation. There is a solar eclipse on Tuesday with the New Moon, which suggests that you might consider the merit in letting go of a bad situation and making a fresh start.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 21)
A novel idea that appeals to your senses will probably present itself when Pluto moves forward on Friday. The important thing for you to remember is to avoid jumping from the frying pan into the fire. Tuesday’s New Moon is preceded by a solar eclipse, which will sort the wheat from the chaff and you would be wise to wait until Wednesday before putting a signature to paper. The Moon joins hands with your ruling planet, Mercury, on Thursday to provide some extra cash.
CANCER (Jun 22 to Jul 22))
The cherry on the cake is all yours this week, after a long spell of strife and you are finally due for a reward. Pluto’s forward motion brings you into the spotlight in the workplace, where you are overdue for some recognition. Tuesday’s New Moon indicates a time of union, so perhaps you will be able to mend a rift between you and a loved one. Family matters take precedence around Wednesday when the more vulnerable members will need guidance and protection.
LEO (Jul 23 to Aug 22)
Your social calendar is likely to be full this weekend and with Pluto moving forward, in your solar house of pleasure, you will probably be in the mood for romance. Venus, the planet of harmony and balance in all things, moves forward on Saturday in your sign, which will also bring you some financial benefit. The New Moon, together with the Sun’s eclipse, could present you with an opportunity to improve on your current status or situation.