Week of Wednesday, August 13, to Tuesday, August 19.
Read your rising sign if you know it; or any other sign, as each of us has Aries, Taurus etc. some place in our charts governing some aspect of our lives.
ARIES (March 21-April 20) You'll be raring to go today as the Moon is in your sign this morning. No more sleepy dreamy days for you! If you like sudden excitement you'll have it Thursday morning, as the Moon conjoins Uranus in your sign. Expect to be a little headstrong until Friday morning when the Moon changes signs and more stabilizing occurs.
TAURUS (April 20-May 21) Venus entered Leo yesterday putting you in a more fun frame of mind, no more staying at home cooking, but party-time! The Moon enters your sign Friday at noon, which always makes one feel secure. Get some housework done Saturday morning so you do not get into an argument and watch Sunday and Monday for love, generosity, riches and luxury to flourish in your home/land/family life. It is a good time to buy a home or land. Feel blessed.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Mercury is active this week as the winged messenger meets Pluto today, making you slightly suspicious of someone trying to pull a fast one over on you. Friday lunchtime Mercury changes signs moving into Virgo, making you more detailed, critical, judgmental, discriminating, and more work-orientated than you have been in awhile. The fast pace proceeds on Saturday when Mercury meets Uranus and words can be upsetting or something someone said makes your nervous. Watch the caffeine intake. The Moon moves into Gemini Sunday evening making you chatty. Mercury, your ruler, meets Neptune Monday evening when communications can either be very fanciful or very confusing and Jupiter on Tuesday morning, when you see the positive side of things. Mentally exhausted?
CANCER (June 21-July 20) Your moods change like the tides no less so this week than any other. As the week begins, you are ready to start a new adventure with happiness, hope and excitement especially Thursday noon (the excitement part anyway). Your mood switches to a calm contentment, less pushiness Friday noon. Be careful of someone trying to get you upset Saturday morning, better go off to a yoga class. Watch some fear coming up Sunday evening. Lighten up when your ruler moves into intellectual Gemini Sunday evening. Something very financially rewarding is brewing. Just be careful of overspending.
LEO (July 20-Aug. 21) How lucky are you with the two benefic planets Venus, love, money and values meeting the planet of abundance, Jupiter, in Leo early Monday morning? Leos have it all. For one thing. everyone wants to have a party for your birthday, and this year's will be a doozy. If you do not understand the Law of Abundance, you will this year. The best of Leo is a heartfelt generosity. One of the reasons that Secretariat won the Triple Crown was because his heart was actually two to three quarters times larger than the average horse's heart. Having been given a lot, you also must be generous to keep the ever present fountain of love, money, and creativity flowing.
VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 21) A restless week is in store for you. After the Sun superior conjunction to Mercury last Thursday, your ruler is moving ahead quickly. You will be more centered on your purpose and life goals with the necessary focus needed to fulfill your goals, after Friday noon when your ruler Mercury moves into your sign. The whole purpose of the Mercury cycle is to get your thinking in line with your purpose and less focused on extraneous, counterproductive notions. A more discriminating approach with a sudden intuitive flash comes, perhaps through your dreams Saturday morning. Write them down when you wake.
LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20) Venus, your planetary ruler, is in royal Leo now. This fact, combined with the week being the time of the month when you are the most social and Venus, Goddess of Love, contacting the planet of abundance early Sunday morning, in your house of friendships, clubs or organizations you belong to and your hopes and wishes, makes this time period full of feelings of gratitude for all the blessings you have. You can also expect to feel engaged with the outside world and perhaps receive a promotion or raise.
SCORPIO (Oct. 20-Nov. 21) Mars is in your sign at long last out of indecisive Libra. But he is fast approaching first the planet of impulsiveness, then the one about hard work, delay, frustration, responsibility and obstacles. There is something you are about to undertake which is of a long-term duration, which has the potential to change your life completely. You might be aware of this possible opportunity some time this weekend. Be aware, however, that the opportunity will go through some testing and adjustments will be made.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 21) One of the nicest times of the year is the conjunction of your ruler and Venus. This year it falls on Monday in the sign Leo and will color the whole year, until the next conjunction next summer. Your 9th house of foreign affairs, higher education, law, publishing, extending your influence and religion is highlighted. Expect to fall in love with an educational course, a foreign place traveled, a foreigner, a new resource for publications or a renewed spiritual undertaking. Kirpalu anyone? You might just fall in love.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20) The doldrums are over and Father Time has risen from his slumber. The inner work you have been doing since March, when your outer life became rather stuck in the mud, will begin to pay off this week as Saturn actually moves into a new degree. You are still passing over old ground, concerning what you want in life - your hopes and wishes - maybe first identified in the beginning of December, then again in June, and now this week for the last time. The universe cannot bring you what you want unless you identify how it looks. You have until the end of October to do this, so no pressure.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) Saturn, the ruler of the status quo is your planetary ruler along with Uranus the planet of upsets. So you are ruled by both these very opposite energies. They have been in an uncomfortable geometric pattern all summer - cannot go forward and cannot go back. If you do not understand what I am saying, then watch how you feel Thursday midday, Saturday afternoon, and middle of the night Tuesday morning (useless unless you are a night owl). The good news is that relief is coming as Saturn moving forward and Uranus apparently moving backwards are separating.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 21) Always the last Pisces but never the least, you too can enjoy the benefits of the annual conjunction of Jupiter and Venus. Is there someone at work whom you are attracted to? You will find it easier to talk to him/her after Mercury enters your opposite sign, Virgo. Use your inherent wisdom to overcome the strife and power plays around you towards the end of the week, Monday and Tuesday.
Kate Plumb, "cycles scientist," is a certified NCGR counseling astrologer who teaches monthly at Joshua's Place in Southampton and sees clients in her home office. She is also certified in Astro*Carto*Graphy-finding beneficial locations to live. website..www.kateplumbastrology.com,blog www.offtheplumbtree.com Kate can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-725-9133.