In the wake of yesterday’s full moon, energy levels drop slightly as we recover from the outpouring of emotion and personal expression. There also will be a level of preoccupation accompanying the test of the sun’s squared position with Pluto. The secret to passing this test is to accept that change is inevitable and refuse to worry about it.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). The moon is no longer full, but it’s still in your sign, offering you more than the usual amount of attention. You will receive compliments, encouragement and congratulations.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Don’t be surprised when people gather around you. That’s what happens to people who create exciting events and make their own fun. You just can’t help but be effective in this regard.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Usually, a leap of faith requires that you jump into unknown territory. But the leap of faith you take now looks an awful lot like you staying in one place. By staying, you’re postulating that things will get better — and they will.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). Seek friends with similar interests. A sense of belonging is what’s needed now, whether or not you consciously realize it. Your spirit will be made light by a kindred soul.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you don’t feel as motivated as you’d like, your environment may be to blame. Too many distractions zap your energy. Clear the clutter on surfaces to restore your energy.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You do not try to be an intimidating presence, and yet there’s someone who doesn’t quite know how to act around you. If you can put this person at ease, your life will get easier.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The morning may feel like someone called a meeting without having a clear purpose as to why. You will realize that you have to supply your own “why” for the people who haven’t a clue.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You may want more, but that’s only because you don’t fully realize what you have. When you realize the potential of all that’s available to you, you’ll be amazed at what you can do.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). With so many people trying to involve you in their lives, you may forget that you’re the one in charge of your schedule. You stay powerful and in control by being slow to commit to others.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A change in your schedule, eating habits or responsibilities at home will cause a degree of stress, even though the change is for the better. So be good to yourself. Take it easy.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There are choices on the table. Decisions need to be made now, or some of those options will no longer be available. Making choices is work. Accept the responsibility because you’re very good at this now.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The main mission of your day could be derailed by a host of interesting tangents. You’ll wonder whether your original goal is still a good one. For now, assume it is and push forward.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 30). Plans not only succeed this year; they triumph. October brings a financial bonus. Younger friends will credit you later for helping them in November. Also, November brings a surprise announcement. You’ll finish home projects in January. In love, refuse to settle and agree to compromise, and your relationships will rock. Cancer and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 33, 19, 24, 15 and 35.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: Venus will be the star player of the early week. First, she sheds her Leo showgirl costume for a Virgo ball gown. She’ll dance through this part of the sky from Oct. 2 to Oct. 28. Venus in Virgo is demure and lovely, adding structure and formality to our love lives. Instead of feeling the chemistry and acting accordingly, Venus in Virgo plots romance and plans interaction. If love is indeed a quality of attention, it’s the more detailed, specific and time-consuming actions that will convey passion while Venus is in Virgo. This transit also affects the projects that are close to our hearts, and it will be a time to master the finer aspects of our endeavors.
On Thursday, Jupiter goes retrograde in Gemini and will continue to travel in this backward fashion until Jan. 30, 2013. The transit will have global as well as personal significance, especially financially. The good luck planet wants to remind us that money isn’t the only form of wealth, and it’s certainly not the form that makes the most impact on our happiness. Fortune will favor those who know what they value and use ingenuity to attain more of it.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Though she’s known for her breezy comedic charms, Jenna Elfman is taking a dramatic detour into the world of the television crime drama “Damages.” Her sun, Mercury, Venus and Uranus all in Libra indicates a true team player who places a high value on partnerships and relationships. These Libran influences also show natural grace and a highly visual style of self-expression.
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