August 27-Sept. 2
Read your rising sign if you know it; or any other sign, as each of us has Aries, Taurus etc. someplace in our charts governing some aspect of our lives.
ARIES (March 21-April 20) The stickiness of the Mars Saturn conjunction can make you feel like you are driving a car with the brakes on. It is hard to get going and then hard to stop if you do get going. The New Moon on Monday brought a clean-up crew into your house of work, health, and service. Turn over a new leaf in your work or health habits, especially in regards to codependencies. Expect obstacles to arise in the beginning of the week, if you have started a romance recently.
TAURUS (April 20-May 21) Relationship excitement recently might give way to frustration this week, as roadblocks arise. The way forward will take persistence, be patient. Having just come off that beautiful Venus/Jupiter conjunction, though, there should be some residual abundant feelings of love and togetherness that will help you through. The New Moon two days ago begins a month of involvement with children, affairs of the heart, or creative endeavors; watch being over critical.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Mercury is not as busy this week, thank goodness; but the winged messenger was involved with Chiron at the New Moon two days ago. The words you speak can wound or heal. Watch projecting your own unresolved childhood issues onto another. You might not have a clear sense of where you are going this week or might have to say goodbye to someone, but it is for your own sense of wholeness. You are in a better position than it seems.
CANCER (June 21-July. 20) As the week begins you may feel some pressure to spend more money on a child or romantic partner than you really want. There was a New Moon on Monday, which begins renewed energy for local affairs in your neighborhood or with your close relatives. You might be contemplating a trip, or a new course of study but the details are not jelling. Wait until after the weekend.
LEO (July 20-Aug. 21) Warm, romantic, social or celebratory feelings can carry over as this week begins with the New Moon in your money, earned income, value and resources area of life. Some attention and thought should be made in this area. Be careful of dubious claims in financial matters. Investments might not be what they seem to be.
VIRGO (Aug. 21-Sept. 20) A personal new beginning is in the cards for you this week. Rather than focusing on anyone else, you should be focusing on your interests and what you want out of life. You are not meant to understand your partners; they do not even understand themselves right now. Be careful with your words and notice the effect they have.
LIBRA (Sept. 21-Oct. 20) Venus, your ruler, is bombarded by both Mars and Saturn this week, identifying a time when love comes at a cost. If you are sure it is the real thing, then by all means go ahead; but they might just be too unpredictable for you. It is time for a retreat into your private world for some R&R and to think things through.
SCORPIO (Oct. 20-Nov. 21) There is a debate going on inside you this week; either resentment about an increased work load, drudgery and/or responsibility or an increase in passion and focus firing up your ambition for the long haul fulfillment of your goals. Friends can help you steer your boat in the right direction. Empty nest syndrome anyone?
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21-Dec. 21) Are you longing for clarity? Maybe the way forward is to just expand your philosophy of life to include the reality of the "grey," neither the black nor the white and the "imperfection" of the "perfection" of it all. Your career takes center stage this week, but doubts remain. Home life is also feeling a bit unsecure. Your strength is in delving into your unconscious motivation. Meditation and yoga will help.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 21-Jan. 20) Mars and Venus, the planets of love and desire, ran into Saturn this week and maybe you had to end things with a friend. It is either the end or the beginning of a beautiful friendship. If it began in April 2013, then you are at a decision point. Saturn wants a commitment, but the details are fuzzy. Sometimes you just have to wait; plan a trip with like minded spiritual people for a conference in the mean time.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 20) Hopefully the beautiful conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in the house of the public and your partners last week has brought you into the limelight. You might have to make a decision between a relationship/partner and your career this week; or maybe you are thinking of bringing someone into your company. Just be careful about financial arrangements until after the weekend. Parental responsibilities over the weekend could weigh you down.
PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 21) "Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard. Pisces, the sign of the two fishes each moving in opposite directions, understand and live this quote inherently. Pleasant and jovial conditions at work last week have lead to a New Moon in your public/partnership sector. You are a mystery to yourself just now. Perhaps you will attract someone this week who shares your vision.
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.