The Cancer moon hovers like a helicopter mom, ready to offer assistance in the form of a tissue, hand sanitizer or perhaps a healthy snack. What’s that? You don’t need these items at this time? No matter. “Take some for good measure,” she insists. And the Virgo sun in conjunction with Mercury heartily concurs.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll be engaged in a social dance. You’ll be wise not to move forward until you’ve discerned what the other person wants from you. Knowing what style of dance this is will make you both more graceful.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Dare to be unprepared. You’ll be amazed at what you can come up with on the fly. It’s not like you’re going into a remote jungle without your survival kit. The stakes aren’t so high, so have a little fun.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). That hobby you’ve casually attended to in your spare time will now earn you a nice benefit. In some manner, you have racked up enough points to claim a reward.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). You’ll have fun with your communications. You’ll speak lightheartedly and off the cuff, neither seeking nor expecting a reaction. So when you get a favorable response, it’s a bonus.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). A hospitable mood takes hold of you. You are careful to make the people around you feel comfortable. Because of this, you’ll be invited back, and others will want you to invite them back into your company.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Ignore complications. They will go away. Simple pleasures such as watching nature, enjoying family and friends, and eating healthful, delicious foods will bring you serenity and clarity.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The line between indulging and overindulging is so fine now that it may be best not to do either. Instead, rest and recharge. Tomorrow you’ll have greater reserves of willpower.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You may be doing something wrong that you don’t realize you’re doing wrong. Awareness of this is a step forward, so you can feel good about it. Now learn the right way, and keep practicing until it’s automatic.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You have a gift for thinking ahead — far, far into the future. You have a good idea about what you want to experience when you get there, and it will help you to dwell awhile in the details of that.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You may feel defensive, as though you must protect your feelings. The person or situation that puts you on guard can be effectively neutralized, and you’re just the one to figure out how to do it.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The universe seems a little confused about what to give you. Just keep in mind that sometimes what you think is a punishment is actually a reward, and vice versa. For now, it’s best not to presuppose.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There are things you can’t learn by watching videos or listening to lectures. Experience is the only way. You have to get your hands dirty, so to speak, and today you will.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 10). You’ll study a new interest and gain intimate knowledge of it. In 2013, you become a master in this regard. You’ll be in a strongly persuasive position this month. Work you do voluntarily will lead to lucrative opportunities. November brings a sudden windfall. Romantic adventure happens in January. Aquarius and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 2, 40, 30, 6 and 12.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “Modern life seems to be designed to frustrate me. The television I bought last Christmas is defective. The screen is showing digital discoloration in stripes down the middle the picture. It’s under warranty, but when I call to handle the problem, I get the automated phone runaround. I speak to three different representatives. The company that made the television was bought out. I need some special number to exchange the television. Someone will call me back. No one does. My blood boils. I call back again and again. I want to throw the television through the storefront window. It’s too big, and I’m not strong enough. Now I’m depressed. I watch television. The picture gets worse. Mercury is not even retrograde. Please help. I’m a Libra.”
You are not alone in your frustration. Also, this isn’t personal; you’re not being singled out by the gods of modern technology. Unfortunately, the energy of anger and frustration breeds more of the same. Activate the law of detachment. Agree to lose the television. Then you’ll be in the right space to play the game and win. September 15 brings the new moon, and on the 16th, Mercury enters your sign, activating your talent for negotiation.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Joe Perry of Aerosmith fame is ranked among Rolling Stone’s greatest guitarists of all time. Virgos are perfectionists and usually compare themselves only with their own best performance. Perry’s natal moon and Pluto both reside in Leo, the sign of entertainment, suggesting a dedicated effort to the desires of the audience.
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