[VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) It would be easy to see everything through rose colored glasses this week. You may be seeing reality, and then on the other hand, maybe you are seeing what you want to see. Enjoy your enchantments, but don’t bet the house payment on them.

[LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Mercury is turning retrograde in your sign and will be more likely to affect your daily affairs than many of the other signs. Don’t even try to finalize anything while a retrograding Mercury is with you. You may even reverse decisions that you have recently made.

[SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) This is not your best week. People will be quarrelsome and you may open your mouth one time too many. Set aside that compulsion to tell the truth, even if it hurts. Given that Mercury is changing direction, you may not actually know the truth anyway. Avoid taking risks.

[SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Hopes and wishes feed the soul. They give us fuel to move forward. But this time reality stomps all over it. The timing isn’t right and although you may think your daydream is a perfect solution, in the mundane world it won’t work. Investigate the facts and you will see.

[CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You may be on edge concerning debits or credits between you and another. This can include partner’s resources, insurance, alimony, and investments. You may be easily rattled by the circumstances around you. Don’t take risks or make impulsive moves. Wait until things have time to settle.

[AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Mercury is now retrograding in your 9th house of travel, legal interests, and education. Some things in these areas may need to be corrected or you could change your mind.

[PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Not everything that glitters is gold. If you are considering a proposal or an idea that sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Don’t invest what you cannot afford to lose and don’t promise what you may not be able to deliver. Enjoy daydreams but don’t try to make them into reality at this time.

[ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You are a powerhouse this week. Put that energy to productive use and you will accomplish a great deal more than in a routine week. Focus your attention on making the world a better place and you will gain help from others. If you use it to serve your personal ego, people will resist and make life difficult.

[TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your energy may be lagging this week. It is possibly because an old emotional injury is bothering you. Don’t allow yourself to get stuck in the mud over this one. Get out of your routine, go to interesting places or treat yourself to dinner and a movie. This downer only lasts a few days—it isn’t forever.

[GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Please take special note of the lead paragraph, Twins, because Mercury is your ruling planet. It will be retrograding in your territory of children, creative life, and romance. You may need to reconsider relationship decisions. It is also possible that you will want to reconnect to former lovers, even if only to check in and say hello. Issues with children may resurface to be handled once again.

[CANCER (June 21 to July 22) September is an eclipse month and the Moon Children are particularly reactive to this phenomenon. Right now you are in the valley between the New Moon Eclipse of last week and the Full Moon eclipse to come next week. The swirling waters have to do with both home and life direction. There is much to be done. It is complex because Mercury is retrograde and decisions are likely only temporary. Don’t set anything in concrete.

[LEO (July 23 to August 22) Pain caused by a recent situation may cause you to spread anger where it is not warranted. At worst, the anger may be turned inward, leaving you susceptible to germs looking for a host. Use caution when dealing with cars, knives and guns. Your physical cycle is in a dip.

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