IF IT’S YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY
The move by your ruling planet Mercury, into Virgo, on your birthday, is an exciting indication that, on one hand, it’s time for a review and, on the other, you’ll want to discuss your ideas, concerns and future plans with others. What’s tricky is, this involves no more than seeking their views, not allowing them to contribute to decisions. This clarity, both in your thinking and in your discussions with others is as significant as what, ultimately, you decide to do.
Aries March 20 – April 18
If ever there was a time to deal with both your everyday tasks and the future plans you’re discussing in precise detail, it’s now. While, ordinarily, you’d regard this as excessive, events have already made it clear you can’t take chances. The more thorough your plans, the fewer problems you’ll have later.
Taurus April 19 – May 19
Planning ahead may be wise and, it’s true, it streamlines what would otherwise be unsettling changes. Yet the powerful links between your ruler Venus and both Saturn and inventive Uranus, over the coming weeks, suggest exciting if unexpected developments would mean you’d have to alter, if not entirely rethink, those plans.
Gemini May 20 – June 20
As much as you enjoy a lively exchange of ideas, which often include strongly held views, it’s rare that you get caught up in trying to win others over to your point of view. Yet now you’re doing exactly that. It may well be that certain individuals would benefit from their convictions being challenged.
Cancer June 21 – July 21
Only days ago, you were feeling rather sentimental about certain longstanding and, therefore, familiar arrangements. These involve shared experiences, but from the past, or regular encounters. Whatever the case, they’re about history. Leaving them behind may not be easy but, in truth, they’re preventing you from exploring future opportunities.
Leo July 22 – August 21
It’s not that you’re unwilling to tackle certain complex issues. It’s that these involve others as well, and they’re simply not prepared to discuss these matters in the depth necessary to make any changes. Tempting as it is to try to alter their thinking, it would only make things worse. Back off.
Virgo August 22 – September 21
One of your strengths, as a Virgo, in your attention to detail. You see things others don’t even notice, then do whatever needs to be done. The real problem is that, often, others are unaware of this, so don’t appreciate your efforts. Don’t be modest. Talk about what you’ve achieved. They’ll be fascinated.
Libra September 22 – October 22
Although the Sun doesn’t actually move into Libra until later this month, you’re already reviewing certain arrangements and exploring intriguing ideas. This is no surprise, as you’re also exploring ways to take advantage of the influence of Jupiter, planet of growth and opportunity, which remains in Libra until 10 October.
Scorpio October 23 – November 21
As much as you’d like to get the coming month’s plans organised, judging by the link between Jupiter and the unpredictable Uranus at the end of September, few things will proceed as they were first conceived. Worrying as that sounds, these changes will match up with your own shifting perspective.
Sagittarius November 22 – December 20
Exciting as the events triggered by August’s two eclipses were, you’re struggling to rein in the resulting changes they’ve triggered. This isn’t the end of it. With your ruler Jupiter moving into a new sign on 10 October, the circumstances you’re dealing with and your priorities are bound to shift, if not change radically.
Capricorn December 21 – January 18
It’s strange, but golden opportunities aren’t always recognisable as that. In fact, what’s coming your way now may not even seem appealing. Actually, that’s the point. If the potential were obvious, you’d already be exploring them. At the moment, you’re urged to at least consider everything that appears on the horizon.
Aquarius January 19 – February 17
Looking back on the situations you faced and, more important, the errors you had to contend with, while Mercury was retrograde, from mid-August until last Tuesday, you’re beginning to realise how informative those so-called mistakes were. Enough you’re actually thankful they took place. That puts Mercury’s retrograde cycle in a new, more positive, light.
Pisces February 18 – March 19
Recently, you promised yourself you’d ignore the dramas of certain individuals who always seem to have a problem. However, yet again you’ve been drawn in. Out of character as disentangling yourself from this seems, do it. And now. The individual in question will find somebody else to replace you, and within hours.