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The passage of the sun from Leo to Virgo comes at the time of year when many children are transitioning from the carefree days of summer to the more structured demands of the early school year. Virgo solar energy will lend a hand to structured efforts and will support us in our industriousness, so the transition shouldn’t be too shocking.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You care about coming to a consensus. You’ll do so, too — eventually. Today is about taking everyone’s perspective into consideration. A spoonful of sugar will help the medicine go down!
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ve led an unusual life. You don’t think about this much, but when you share your stories with others today, you’ll realize that you didn’t grow up like them.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Don’t be afraid to go deep into the fine details today. This is from whence the good stuff will emerge. Art is choices. The more specific those choices are the more beautiful they will be.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Peel back superficial layers of pretense, and you may realize you don’t know the people around you as well as you thought you did. You’ll make deeper and more intimate connections today.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Things will have exactly the weight and importance you assign to them. If you’re not sure what credence to give the statements you hear, it’s best to err on the side of levity.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). The one who makes you nervous is also the one you adore. Don’t be afraid to share something more about yourself with this person. And just know that the real you is more loveable than anyone you could try to be.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You can break habits, alter attitudes and modify behaviors that have held you back. Also, you’re willing to work — not necessarily harder, but differently — in order to obtain a meaningful symbol.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). What you started doing for money you’re now doing for another set of reasons. You love being useful to others. Your contribution is valuable, and you’ll be paid for it.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You won’t feel compelled to react to everything that comes up. You won’t get stressed out when obstacles arise; you’ll simply try another way. Your maturity will impress someone.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Imagine that you’re blowing out the darkness in the light. You’ll get into a super-productive groove. Once you psych yourself up, you’ll attract the thing of your focus. Focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have many interests, but you’re better off focusing on just one now. Let one exciting and massive ambition drive the action, and you’ll accomplish more in this day than many do in a week.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You are your harshest critic, but you don’t need to be. As you review recent interactions, don’t judge yourself too harshly. The social you is only a version of the real you.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 22). This year you’ll impress with your strength and unusual talent. You’ll find a wider audience in September. October ends a trial of some kind. A critic or mentor will spur you to new heights in November. A major purchase will have you sailing into the new year in style. Your heart connection will be extremely strong with Aquarius and Pisces people. Your lucky numbers are: 14, 6, 20, 14 and 19.
WEEKEND LOVE FORECAST: ARIES: Your friends, on some level, feel competitive with you, and it will come up in the action. TAURUS: Self-talk is a conversation with the universe. Be mindful of it. It will play in huge with your love life. GEMINI: Your success with social media and face-to-face socializing will depend on what and how much you contribute to the conversation. CANCER: If you knew you had but one chance to say what’s on your mind, wouldn’t you speak up? Seize it like there won’t be another. LEO: Just don’t do anything to compromise your style, because it’s major this weekend. VIRGO: You’ll change a habit because you want to alter your appearance. LIBRA: You have no time for relationships of convenience. There has to be more, or you’ll move on. SCORPIO: You are good for your word. Are they? Just listen closely. Lies have a certain sound you can detect when you’re paying close attention. SAGITTARIUS: You’ll fall in love with someone’s quirks. CAPRICORN: It’s what you don’t say and do that will earn you the respect of an equally discerning individual. AQUARIUS: Look for the one with a similar definition of “fun.” PISCES: You’ll push yourself so much harder than the others would. That’s what makes you so good.
COUPLE OF THE WEEKEND: With the sun in Virgo and the moon in Leo for much of the weekend, these two signs can’t get enough of each other. Though they are zodiac neighbors, they have different and complementary strengths. Leo likes to pretend and create; whereas, Virgo has to have the tangible evidence and will not stop working until those fanciful Leo dreams have successfully become reality.
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