[LEO (July 23 to August 22) You or someone else may want you to feel guilty because you are unable to make things better. Recognize that you are not the magician you would like to be and let go of the guilt. Whatever happens now, you are highly prone to think dark thoughts about yourself. This is passing. Let it go.

[VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You are ready for an adventure. It may already have begun, but now you are clearly on target. Love life and creative output have “go” signals and you can move forward without hesitation. You have plenty of energy and this is a joyful time in your life. Exercise serves you well now. Your spirits are high.

[LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Beware the temptation to feel sorry for yourself this week. If you want attention, then ask for it, rather than sulking because someone cannot read your mind. Your imagination is vivid and may be dark right now. Recognize that the scenario playing in your head is probably not the real truth.

[SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) This is a time to believe your dreams and make that push toward success. The Force is with you now. Activities requiring strength and/or endurance are favored. A transformation is at hand and available if you will reach for it. Help from those more powerful than yourself is available if you need it.

[SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You finally have permission to seek expansion of an important goal. Travel, whether in body or by the digital pathway, brings a door opener. Teaching and any educational activities will flow favorably. You have an opportunity to show the world what you can accomplish.

[CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) This fall you are given a boost of power by Mars and Jupiter. They represent the help that comes to you from behind the scenes. Legal, educational, and religious interests are bent in your favor. You can make progress in these arenas at this time. This is the week of greatest forward motion.

[AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) This is a quiet time for you. It is an opportunity to gather your thoughts and research options. Rest your mind and your body. There is a huge output of energy just ahead and you need to be ready to accommodate it. You are probably working on a project: How to blend the new ways with the old. Maybe you need to modernize your style.

[PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Much of your attention is focused on one or more significant others during this period. Give as much as you truly want to give. If you have a sense that your help is being extracted from you, stop and look carefully at what you are doing. Allowing someone to “take” your energy is not a healthy practice.

[ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your charisma is powerful and you can be at your most persuasive now. Manipulation in order to get what you want is not necessary. Step aside from such temptations. Activities requiring physical energy are accented and favored now. You have a need to get out and about to refresh your spirit.

[TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The scales fall from your eyes as an illusion is vaporized. This occurs in the territories of friendship, lovers, children, or yourself. Nothing really has changed. You simply see what is and what is not there. Whatever the disappointment, it is short lived. You will recover quickly.

[GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You may be recognizing an illusion you have had about yourself and your direction. This may be disappointing, but you need to see it. Monitor your inner critic this week. It may be serving up a plate of neurotic guilt to interfere with your attitude. You are not better or worse than anyone else. We all have inner dreams and expectations, some of which are only hopes.

[CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your attention is still focused on home, hearth, and family during this period. September’s eclipses may have brought unsettling news that you are still chewing on. You were born with the wisdom of your ancestors. Look to past experience to help you deal with the present dilemmas.

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