There are but a few days left in the Virgo solar transit of 2012, and the planets rally around her with all the fanfare of jeweled, feathered Ziegfeld dancers in the elaborate final act of the Follies. Pluto goes direct; Uranus squares Pluto; Mercury opposes Uranus and then squares Pluto. The elegant choreography deserves a standing ovation.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). What you do is likely to start a trend with those around you and beyond. This is an excellent reason to check your actions, attitudes and behaviors to be sure they are the ones you would like to see repeated.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You see the people around you as individuals instead of strangers. This has a favorable impact on your comfort level in public. Every time you get a smile out of someone, you’ll be increasingly at ease.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). “Intentionality” means you enter an interaction with an awareness of your purpose. Having or not having intentionality will change your fate. Before you walk out the door, review your intentions.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). The project that’s been simmering on the backburner now becomes the meaty main course. You’ll change key elements of your plan in order to accommodate this delicious new dish.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You may deal with an intimidating presence. Remember that everyone is trying to address basic needs: food, shelter and fitting in with the group, which could otherwise be thought of as “protection.”
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Just as a gym membership at a gym you never go to is a waste, so is any affiliation with a group in which you don’t participate. You’ll demonstrate your care through active involvement.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Ideally, you make your own emotional weather, but sometimes you need a little help from outside elements. You are more likely to slip into a good mood when you go where other people are laughing.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Shared experience bonds you with your colleagues. This is humanity at its best: belonging to one another in some intangible but very real way. You’ll always have this commonality.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You can’t be “there” and “here” at the same time. In order to progress, you have to risk something, to get your feet off of “here” and move. There is no other way.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Much could be accomplished if you were to join forces with people who think like you. But do you know anyone like that? Investigate in forums where you’re likely to find kindred spirits.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Money: How you spend it and what it gets you will be the theme. You may feel that you’re not getting a good value for your dollar, and you’re on to something. Investigate. Being knowledgeable will get you more.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You don’t learn to swim by jumping off of a high dive and seeing what happens. Putting your face in the water should come first. Likewise, your current project is best addressed in stages.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 19). You go into this year in a state of alertness, arming yourself with the information and preparation to deal with whatever comes. Because you’re so ready, a posse will be honored to join you on your journey. A potential love is among them. The most romantic times are in October, December and June. Aquarius and Aries people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 6, 2, 31, 59 and 18.
ASTROLOGICAL QUESTIONS: “I’ve tried for months to get ahold of my high school boyfriend through a social networking website. We always had a good relationship, even after we broke up. I just want to connect with him to share memories and say hello, nothing romantic. He’s corresponded with several of our mutual friends, but for some reason he ignores my request and won’t respond to my messages. Now I want to know what’s wrong and whether I did something to change his opinion of me. How do you suggest I get a Taurus to stop ignoring me and give me some answers? I’m a Capricorn.”
There may be any number of reasons why the Taurus is not responding to you. It’s best not to take it personally. Maybe his significant other doesn’t like the idea of him connecting with ex-girlfriends. Maybe there are painful memories connected with you that he doesn’t want to bring up. Maybe he’s too busy to focus on the history of your relationship. Whatever his reason, a Taurus isn’t likely to change his mind as a result of coercion, manipulation or even force. Your best tactic is to let it go on all levels. He’s more likely to come around once he no longer feels your psychic grip.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Late-night talk-show host Jimmy Fallon famously spoofs music videos and pop superstars, and his natal chart reveals that he has plenty of musical talent of his own. This Virgo has Mercury, Mars, Uranus and Pluto all in Libra, the sign of harmony. His Scorpio moon takes credit for some of his sharp wit and also suggests a strong need for privacy and personal space.
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