[LEO (July 23 to August 22) These months of Dec. And January have generally disorganized all your systems of maintenance. Daily work continues to shift, including the people with whom you do business. You may be adapting to new equipment or new high tech gear. Your physical and emotional health might have been an issue, but will soon improve.

[VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This Mercury retrograde has stirred up relationships to children and/or lovers. You have a need to be creative, but small issues keep interfering, I.e. Inability to find needed items, or time constraints. If you have children, their schedule requirements may be challenging. You could be thinking about taking a break from a lover. See how things feel next week before you decide.

[LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Home and family matters are hanging like helium balloons on the ceiling. You are normally fond of quietude and peace. However, during this period people have been coming and going far beyond the norm. You might even be in the midst of moving your household or reorganizing it. You’ve been unclear about how you really choose to live.

[SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) The intensity for you has to do with your daily routine, roommates, neighbors, and/or siblings. Problems could evolve with any of these relationships. Your work requirements could be interfering or altering the usual situation. Vehicle difficulties may have put you in the position of bouncing from place to place in unusual ways. Have faith. This will be over soon.

[SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You have a fairly good idea of the direction in which you want to go. However, financing the new start may have been a problem. So you could be deciding what you can sell to access the necessary cash. This may be a period in which you cobble together two or more jobs to keep you afloat for the more important change to come.

[CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your sign has been the place for all the action, or maybe it is inaction, while Mercury retrogrades through it. It is possible that the situation has afflicted your health in some way, but that will be better soon. Home and family circumstances may have suddenly changed, causing you to alter previously made plans. In a couple of weeks the circus will settle.

[AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You may have been in conflict over whether to stop or go forward. Under these planetary circumstances it has been best to remain still while all the competing thoughts settle themselves in the back of your mind. It is unfortunate that you have felt compelled to brood over things that you cannot control. Try to let go.

[PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You may have been bothered by an old grudge which has kept you from participating in one or more group situations. These things have a way of surfacing when Mercury is retrograde, particularly when it interacts with intense planets. This is one more opportunity to fix your psyche. It is well known that the grudge hurts no one but you.

[ARIES (March 21 to April 19) So many changes are happening in your life that you can hardly clear your head. The circumstances concerning your home, family, and your life direction are altering and each affects the other. It is complicated indeed, but you will find your footing soon, beginning with life direction.

[TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You are exploring new options to expand your life direction. Challenges to finding what you need can be found in an unconscious desire to live in an alternative lifestyle to the norm. So you will need to work with a therapist or other helping soul to find that inner rebel.

[GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your attention has been focused on matters of shared resources. These can include time, things of material value, energy, investments and sexuality. The territory is wide, ranging from the mundane study of the budget all the way to important discussions with partners over the need for greater intimacy.

[CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You may be tap dancing to suit your partner’s whims during this period. Restlessness is in the air. Maybe it is your own, though Cancerians often don’t recognize the need for change. It is generally a good time to discuss relationship issues with partners and close associates.

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