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Yesterday's once-every-35-year opposition between Saturn in Leo and Neptune in Aquarius will reverberate for months on end. But unless you have natal planets around 14 degrees of those fixed signs (plus Taurus and Scorpio), your puny personal life might not be affected. Virgo, Gemini and Leo natives may seem smarter than usual thanks to the sun's merger with Mercury, but they are also the signs likely to be upset when first Mercury, then the sun opposes disruptive Uranus this week. The Pisces full moon, a partial lunar eclipse, on the 7th, can intensify the instability of their situations. FYI: eclipse=loss.
Aries: Mar. 20 - Apr. 19
Before you start your Labor Day celebration, take a moment to celebrate your latest accomplishment. Recognize that your personal work ethic is already in overdrive because your Mars ruler has been in conscientious Virgo for weeks. Actually, one more week and Mars will move out of this discerning earth sign for a seven-week stay in couple-centered Libra. No matter whatever else is going this weekend and whether you're spoken for or not, accept the fact that you are about to switch from a working mindset into mating mode.
Taurus: Apr. 20 - May 20
You may feel unduly stressed or confused by disparate forces (heavy-weight Saturn opposing flighty Neptune) or you might decide that you're mad as hell and you're not going to take it any more. A lot depends on your ability to juggle facts and figures so that your opponents' agendas can fit into your own. I would say "manipulate" instead of juggle, but since those folks have an inflated sense of their self-importance, keeping the circus motif complete with buffoons and clowns in mind should help you pull off this feat.
Gemini: May 21 - Jun. 20
If an important relationship feels like it has been relegated to the back burner, take heart. On Labor Day regenerative Pluto comes out of retrograde (where it's been since late March) in your Sagittarius partnership zone. In fact, as your Mercury ruler makes contact with a variety of planets (and people), what you thought was set for September could also change. So even if you're spending the holiday away from home, try to keep in touch everyday. Schedules may be revised, due dates switched, flights delayed or cancelled.
Cancer: Jun. 21 - Jul. 22
The Virgo-Pisces full moon on the 7th illuminates your axis of education, communication and travel. Since this full moon is a partial lunar eclipse, something that's still in the planning stage could fall through. Nevertheless, because the moon and generous Jupiter in Scorpio form a rewarding water sign trine at that time, there's bound to be an upside to the adjustment you have to make; probably more money to entertain with. Moon Children born around Independence Day are likely to see their luck change; if you have a strong hunch, play it.
Leo: Jul. 23 - Aug. 22
If you've been as well-organized and thorough as having Saturn in your sign would imply, then its opposition to nebulous Neptune, a pervasive polarity with significant repercussions, shouldn't throw you off your game. Keep this in mind during the holiday weekend while you're fielding cockamamie ideas from almost everyone you come in contact with. However, artists and musicians can be inspired by the rhythm and lyricism the God of the Sea represents. Incidentally, Pluto turning direct in your Sagittarius house of romance just might energize that area of life.
Virgo: Aug. 23 - Sep. 22
Some holidays (and birthdays) are celebrated without incident and some are full of surprises. Such is the case with this Labor Day and its aftermath. Since you could be overly-sensitized by yesterday's meeting between your Mercury ruler and the sun, pay attention to what your gut instinct tells you Sunday when Mercury is particularly receptive. Let others call you "visionary," you know you're merely putting two and two together. But before you make any pronouncement, wait to see what follows from the lunar eclipse on the 7th.
Libra: Sep. 23 - Oct. 22
Venus ruler leaves hospitable, open-hearted Leo on the 5th, you could become more selective about your guests as befits Venus' transit through discriminating Virgo. Until then, it is open season on entertaining and fooling around, albeit with one eye focused on staying safe. That's because, while erratic Uranus in your Pisces house of health is in the spotlightfirst by an opposition from the Virgo sun, then during the eclipsed full moonyour ankles (the body part ruled by Uranus) are at risk.
Scorpio: Oct. 23 - Nov. 21
Restrictions placed on a financial matter could be lifted soon after your Pluto co-ruler turns direct in your Sagittarius house of assets and values. It's been retrograde since tax time. If this situation rings a bell, then keep your eyes peeled for a woman who'll ease this transition, as well as one who can provide some other perks. A supportive trine from amiable, embraceable Venus is nothing to sneeze at, particularly if your love life needs more attention. That's the area illuminated by the Pisces full moon on the 7th.1
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