Mercury in Leo picks up speed and revisits a slew of situations
it set up before turning retrograde in July. Matters that have been on the back
burner for most of the summer are about to generate heat again. Venus in sociable
Libra is also no slouch, fawning over idealistic Neptune while merging with
prosperous Jupiter. The earthy Virgo sun opposing Uranus in watery Pisces on
the 31st evokes images of earthquakes and tsunamis, while Pluto, lord of the
netherworld, comes out of hiding on the 2nd. Then there's the Virgo new moon
on the 3rd plus the rest of the Labor Day weekend. Leave early, keep safe, stay


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 ally – for some, a sophisticated, fair-minded
partner; for others, the lawyer of your dreams.


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 aspect – a three-pronged yodh
– to passionate Pluto and affectionate Venus.


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 with the
comfort it brings and the open road. Right now, you're lucky at both love and


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 ??ber-generous
family member. There could be moments of discomfort, more like shock, when you
realize that 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.


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.


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?” naif, 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.


“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 again
– well, not for 12 more years – so 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.


It's a mystery why secretive Scorpio and data-driven Virgo get along so well,
but while that sensible, earthbound 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.


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 11th 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.


Capricorns tend to get smarter, more knowledgeable about the
world at large, when the sun and, over the holiday weekend, Mercury are in discerning
Virgo. While favoring a practical, realistic approach, their transit through
your Virgo ninth house fosters heady discussions about philosophy, cultures
and faith. Maybe you'll take a class, maybe you'll take a trip? Meanwhile, tidings
of comfort and joy are scheduled to arrive around 9/1, when affable, artistic
Venus and enthusiastic Jupiter come together.


Fond memories of the spicier chapters in your recent history linger on; however,
while sweet Venus favors oily Neptune in Aquarius, you may find the combination
truly revolting. If so, there's no harm, no foul, if you rebel. At month's end,
the discriminating Virgo sun opposes your independent Uranus ruler and gives
permission from the planets to strike out in a new direction. Plus, the Venus-Jupiter
“double happiness” signature in Libra is spreading good fortune among all the
air signs, even yours. Don't blow off a golden opportunity.


Join the revolution. The urge to rise up, speak out and cut
through the red tape is to be expected when the pragmatic Virgo sun is opposed
by iconoclastic Uranus in your sign. And while you may have been content to
enjoy the perks you earned by being artistically inclined, they might not be
making enough of an impact right now. Perhaps you've grown accustomed to the
smiley face and the bland sentiments that yet another Venus-Neptune trine evokes?
Another change as Pluto turns direct in your career midheaven.

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