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Aries: Mar. 20 - Apr. 19
Selling a fantasy, your vision of what the public, especially your peers, will buy won't be as tricky as it was before. That's because imaginative Neptune and your energetic Mars ruler are convincing you that you can play the game to win. Problems that arise, particularly those stemming from confusion and disinformation, can be overcome fairly easily. You'll also have the good will and generous support of a Libra-like allyfor some a sophisticated, fair-minded partner, for others the lawyer of your dreams.
Taurus: Apr. 20 - May 20
Mad as hell and not going to take it anymore? Assertive Mars in your bucolic sign is fueling your inner fires, providing the chutzpah and determination to take aim at the duplicitous powers that be. Note: These are not limited to bullies, bosses and bureaucrats; a deluded parent or misguided mentor could also qualify. However, your sex life could flower profusely during Mars' residency, particularly while the red planet forms the rare Finger of God aspecta three-pronged yodto passionate Pluto and affectionate Venus.
Gemini: May 21 - Jun. 20
Sudden changes may have disrupted plans for your last two Labor Day holidays, but railing against the gods won't make a difference. Acknowledge that there is no way to control the tricky situations caused by the opposition between the organized Virgo sun and chaotic Uranus in Pisces; then adjust as quickly, as smoothly as possible. The Virgo new moon will point you in a new direction, but as usual Twins have to make a choice; this time between the house and the comfort it brings or the open road.// Right now you're lucky at both love and cards.
Cancer: Jun. 21 - Jul. 22
The surprising thing about this holiday weekend is how much pleasure you'll get by simply staying home or, if you must leave, by hanging out with an uber-generous family member. There could be moments of discomfort, more like shock, when you realize this person would go to any length to please you, but once you sign on to his or her program, you can relax. This is also a good time to buy something purely decorative that may cost more than you normally would spend. Or you could host a poker game.
Leo: Jul. 23 - Aug. 22
Perfect order might not be restored until Mercury returns to the degree in Leo at which it turned retrograde in July. So until August is over, don't waste time and effort trying to advance a project that's been languishing all summer. It makes more sense to wait until Labor Day is over and the world is facing the future with a fresh, pristine (the Virgo new moon) point of view. You might also want to see the extent of the havoc you could be subjected to while your sun ruler confronts destructive Uranus around the 31st. Messy business.
Virgo: Aug. 23 - Sep. 22
You're the star around which the Labor Day weekend revolves, but only if you choose to be. Shy Virgins might put up a false front and attempt to play the "Who me?" naïf, but that performance won't ring entirely true. With so much attention focused on your Mercury ruler, plus the sun-moon conjunction in your sign, it'll be hard to keep from sounding off or from investigating a nagging suspicion. Try to cushion yourself against the shock of a partner's sudden reversal of position; Uranus in your marriage house is full of surprises.
Libra: Sep. 23 - Oct. 22
"Carpe diem" and hang on for as long as the good luck lasts. Your appreciative Venus ruler is not going to meet up with advantageous Jupiter in Libra againwell, not for 12 more yearsso take whatever opportunities present themselves this week as far as you can. Since this pleasure-loving conjunction may lead to bouts of wretched excess, try to limit your extravagant behavior and a fondness for sweet, gooey things. While Venus is also on good terms with glamorous Neptune, your imagination could run away with you.
Scorpio: Oct. 23 - Nov. 21
It's a mystery why secretive Scorpio and data-driven Virgo get along so well, but while that sensible, earth-bound vibe predominates, you'll be motivated to clean up your act and make necessary improvements. Besides, while the Virgin reigns, partnership arrangements are supported as is your link to group activity. Even your fondest hopes and wishes could be nourished, if not exactly fulfilled. After Labor Day, after you do a bit more research and clarify your aims, then you'll decide on the extent of your commitment.
Sagittarius: Nov. 22 - Dec. 21
Archers are blessed by the merger on the 1st between your magnanimous Jupiter ruler and magnetic, amenable Venus in Libra. Luckier than this fortuitous meeting, it doesn't get. Since Libra governs your eleventh house of friends and social groups, hopes and wishes, pay attention to matters dealing with that area of your life. That's where happiness, love and goodness lie. The next time the two "benefics" meet in 11/06, Jupiter will be hiding out in Scorpio and these gods-given gifts won't be so apparent.1
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