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Week Number 10
2020
Mar 01-07 2020
Scorpio
Unresolved issues are a result of a series of unmade choices which you may be in the process of addressing. Remember that resolutions come through seeing your options and choosing among them. This is a confrontation; specifically, an inner confrontation that will compel you to come to terms with yourself. You do this a little every time you sort out your possibilities and determine which one is really about who you are and want to be. You will, in the meantime, be confronted by sensations and even some potential choices that seem to have nothing to do with your life now. You will need to be vigilant about knowing what is relevant, and what is essentially the result of the mind control known as guilt. If at any point you get the feeling, "I would do that, except I feel guilty about it," that is the moment to stop and notice you've got something with energy in your hands. You've got something real. The guilt is there to deflect you from something that is deeply true for you. Granting yourself permission to be who you are will do a world of good and help you find a solution to at least one dilemma.

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Week Number 10
2020
Mar 01-07 2020
Sagittarius
Damaging influences from your early childhood may be affecting how you handle a particularly uncomfortable or confusing situation in your home or family life. Take your time figuring out what is true for you. Mercury is still retrograde this week, which tends to fold logic and reason back on itself, making communication unreliable. Maybe you or someone else is struggling to figure out what is really needed at the moment, and there is a particularly strong push for you to address your insecurities. The first step is acknowledging what is not working for you and seeking the information necessary to take decisive action. I realize this may be easier said than done under the influence of so much personal energy flowing through your world. It is important, however, to let this process unfold organically. You will know you have all the information you need because you will know what to do next. Then all that's in your way is granting yourself permission to do so with full confidence that it's the right thing for you, even if no one else agrees. This is one privilege of being an adult: the freedom to choose to live by your own values and priorities.

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Week Number 1
2020
Dec. 29 - Jan. 4
Aries
Some people - I am not saying you - some people prefer to hold onto things the way they are. They even keep a tight grip on old emotional challenges, thinking that this will keep them from making the same mistakes over again. But that isn't how it works. After all, you can't step in the same river twice. If you know you made an error in judgment, the likelihood of you making the very same error is low. Instead, maintaining a grip on the past prevents you from moving forward and wastes energy you could use for something fun and interesting. You have spent enough time putting all your energy into something causing you to be anxious. Time to move on - and by the end of this week, it will be as easy to do as you allow it to be. Have a Happy New Year, Aries.

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Week Number 1
2020
Dec. 29 - Jan. 4
Taurus
There are some people who say that love and hate are two sides of the same coin. Like hope and fear, they are linked, yet opposite. Separate, yet related. Perhaps that's why we sometimes discover one when we're looking for the other. But since no one sets out on quests to find the differences or the similarities, how do we know how to see both sides of an issue when they arise? It's easy to overlook the fact that 'awful' actually means 'full of awe.' This week you may find definitive value in something you once rejected. But it's up to you to consider it from a new perspective. Have a Happy New Year, Taurus.

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Week Number 1
2020
Dec. 29 - Jan. 4
Gemini
Some people have more hope and optimism in their little finger than others have in their entire body. Even when things are tough, they find the bright side of their situation and make the best of things. But when a solution to their difficulty is finally on offer, they find it hard to believe their desire has been granted. You have been looking for a way over, around, or through a challenging obstacle. Luckily for you, it now looks as if things will turn out better than you had dare hoped. Trust your good fortune and accept that there is more than one way to achieve your goal. Then make room in your life for a very impressive and Happy New Year, Gemini!

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Week Number 1
2020
Dec. 29 - Jan. 4
Cancer
No matter what kind of news we receive, we often underestimate its impact. But there is no underestimating the value of the information being shared this week. In fact, some news is so important, it needs to be shouted from the rooftops or displayed on a ticker in Times Square. That is what is happening this week. Even if what is announced appears to be of more benefit to others than to you, let me assure you that is not true. It is up to you how you choose to respond, but if you do feel like jumping for joy, I suggest you let your heart and your feet soar. Have a Happy New Year, Cancer.

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Week Number 1
2020
Dec. 29 - Jan. 4
Leo
Many people are feeling increasingly unsettled by the continuing buildup of planets in Capricorn. Among other things, this sign (your 6th house) represents tradition in all senses of the word, and Saturn-Pluto is rendering much of that unrecognizable. Everyone is experiencing this to some degree, though for you in particular the sensation may center on your duties and obligations to your work or daily life. Avoid panicking; instead, take time to process what's happening, and try to gain a hold on what is worth preserving as well as what needs to change for now, in your own life, not in the wider world. This is one of the ways we lead by example. And it will allow you to cultivate the warmth and compassion for which your sign is so justly renowned. Have a Happy New Year, Leo!

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Week Number 1
2020
Dec. 29 - Jan. 4
Virgo
It is often a necessity for artists to pull their focus inward somewhat, and not allow their time and energy to be dissipated by matters ultimately outside their control. Said another way, if you want to express yourself in a creative way, begin by looking inside. Personal healing is often treated superficially, and it's certainly easier to pass judgment on others. But the juiciest source of self-expression comes from within. We all need to face who we are eventually, and this involves deep, serious, and sometimes painful work. Creativity that is, art of some kind, or anything that helps you think outside the box is one constructive method of making progress on your healing. Although the ideas flowing through your mind are not your usual sort of ideas, avoid dismissing them. Rather, dive deeper into your own process of self-discovery. What you learn will have lasting value. Have a Happy New Year, Virgo.

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Week Number 1
2020
Dec. 29 - Jan. 4
Libra
Remember that your primary relationship is always with yourself; even if you share your home with a dozen others, your personal growth and healing path is still valid. You owe it to yourself and everyone who cares about you not to lose the unique thread of your development in the flow of someone else's existence, however intimately you are connected. That doesn't mean you can't put plans aside temporarily in order to offer help, whether to a loved one or on a wider scale; just keep that back burner simmering away, so you can pick it up again whenever possible. Or, better still, figure out a way to integrate the two, so that your focus is maintained. Have a Happy New Year, Libra!

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Week Number 1
2020
Dec. 29 - Jan. 4
Scorpio
You know who you are, and your mind this week resembles a diamond-cutter. You can slice through bullshit at the speed of sound. Given the prevalent stench of it these days, especially online, this is a crucial skill. That said, this is not the time to log on to social media and waste hours of your life grappling with professional trolls. You have more important uses for your incisive thinking, and you're well aware of it. Now is your moment to take up those tasks you've been putting off, organize and re-organize, and tackle any puzzling problems facing you. Minimize disruptive influences, then make a plan and stick to it for as long as possible. Have a Happy New Year, Scorpio!

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Week Number 1
2020
Dec. 29 - Jan. 4
Sagittarius
Different people will react to you in different ways. That's part and parcel of living among an endless variety of characters, and there's also not much you can do about it. The part you can control is whether you let others' opinions have undue influence over you. True, you're a complex person, and sometimes an alternative view can work as a mirror, held up to a facet you didn't see quite so clearly before. Yet if you're receiving several contrasting impressions about who you are, and it's not clear which seems real, focus initially on what you feel, what you fundamentally believe, and your strongest passions. That will help anchor you to the truth. Happy New Year, Sagittarius!

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Week Number 1
2020
Dec. 29 - Jan. 4
Capricorn
Your astrology at the moment resembles an introvert hosting a house party. It might be fun for a while to share a space with so many interesting personalities; perhaps you'll have a deep conversation with some of them; but eventually you just want them all to leave you alone so you can read with the cat on your lap or curl up beside a warm fire with an intimate partner. You may feel busier than you have for a while, drawn in many different directions, and deprived of certain comforts you might have turned to in the past under other circumstances. Yet, in all the bustle, you are learning things about yourself - especially about your strengths - and the depth and significance of the self-knowledge you are gaining will be very useful and have lasting value even beyond the coming year. Have a Happy New Year, Capricorn.

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Week Number 1
2020
Dec. 29 - Jan. 4
Aquarius
With so many planets in your sensitive 12th house, to say this moment is somewhat intense for you is probably an understatement. You've been doing important healing work for what may seem like a lifetime. Though, in the thick of such experiences, it can be hard to remember the healing part is actually happening. At present there may be a particular idea you're finding challenging to accept, or one you want to cling to; that is the very thing you would benefit most from tackling at the moment. And doing so will move many other obstacles out of your path. However, it's important to remain gentle with yourself all the while persisting and trusting that you are making progress. Now that Venus is spending time in your sign, you're likely to notice the solutions produced by your effort are yielding tangible results. Have a Happy New Year, Aquarius!

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Week Number 1
2020
Dec. 29 - Jan. 4
Pisces
A specific vocation or role in your community has gradually been making itself known to you. The term 'community' here can refer to your family, group of friends, your locale, or something more widespread. You might, for example, be drawn into the position of counselor, or teacher, or soothsayer (literally 'one who speaks truth' - presumably including truths others are unwilling to voice). Regardless of its exact nature, this task is one you've earned as a matter of trust, and I would advise treating it with solemn respect and gratitude. What you do in these next months may be a vehicle to future work, and to the next step in your personal journey. Happy New Year, Pisces.

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Week Number 2
2020
Jan 5-Jan 11, 2020
Aries
The Sun has entered the most public area of your chart in grand style in the formidable presence of Jupiter and many of the small, potent new planets. And then there's the eclipse in a few days, and the grand conjunction on Jan. 12. All of this tells you it's time to engage your highest aspirations. 'Eventually' has arrived. However, you want the feeling of shifting through the gears (if you've never done so, imagine the feeling). You start with a lot of leverage but only a slow to moderate speed. Then as you gain momentum, you also gain velocity. Right now, you have considerable traction; you can even move uphill if necessary. And as you proceed, there will be unexpected openings; you must know them when you see them. Please don't let your anxiety or insecurity get in the way. To succeed implies change. Change means facing the unknown. If you are wondering, the game is rigged in your favor.

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Week Number 2
2020
Jan 5-Jan 11, 2020
Taurus
You may have to give up something to gain something else, though I suggest you not think of it as a sacrifice. Rather, this is about you doing your part, which means taking leadership in a world where there is a troubling crisis of accountability. At this time, your choices count for more than usual. There are cyclone-force winds blowing many places. People are struggling. And many in positions of power lack any and all sense of duty. Let yourself be driven by what you know is the right thing, even if it's inconvenient. Stay just slightly detached from your goals and do the right thing because it's the right thing to do. It's likely numerous other people are involved, and that you are in some kind of key position. Your great strength is in your knowledge and your ability to apply it. Do not be distracted by emotions yours or anyone else's. Focus and proceed.

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Week Number 2
2020
Jan 5 - Jan 11 2020
Gemini
You may feel overwhelmed, as if everyone you know is trying to get a piece of your action or have their way with you. This could involve some of the most sensitive aspects of your life. It is, however, essential that you set limits and boundaries, and establish your independence. I assure you this can only come when you are fully in charge of your finances and divested of those who would attempt to control you with money. This problem has very old roots, going back to your childhood and your relationships with your parents. These will transplant over and over again until you decisively take full ownership of your life. That's what this is about. Yet what may stand in the way is guilt you might feel in response to claiming your existence, your freedom to choose, and ultimately, your power over your life. This is an important topic, though till you understand it, don't let it stop you.

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Week Number 2
2020
Jan 5-Jan 11, 2020
Cancer
The astonishing collection of planets in your opposite sign, Capricorn, tells us that plenty is moving in your life. Important events are developing; there are significant people around you, and many options are open. It will be helpful for you to focus your priorities to avoid getting overwhelmed. The two go together. Feeling like you cannot handle your affairs is answered by focusing on what is important first, and on what only you can do. Be mindful of that; you have enough people around you to delegate some of the work. Yet you cannot delegate your own intelligence. You must keep setting the agenda and revising it day by day as you proceed. At the same time, this is a pivotal moment; seek the counsel of those you trust the most and factor their opinions and observations into your decisions. Organize a consultative process, and remember you're the one who is ultimately responsible for your life and your decisions.

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Week Number 2
2020
Jan 5-Jan 11, 2020
Leo
You must take care of yourself. You have a lot to do and more than your share of responsibility, and it looks like you're loving that about life. Yet it's essential that you make sure you manage your time and nourish your body. I'm not talking about 'life/work' balance. That's not what your astrology is about. I am talking about maintaining yourself like you're a high-performance sports car in the midst of a road race. Keep everything oiled and keep your fuel tank full, by which I mean eat actual food. Get as much real rest as you can. And manage new commitments; you do have your hands full. If you get some fantastic prospect but know you'll be stretched, tell them to call you in two months. There is certain pressing business you have to complete, and that will lead you in certain new directions you are not expecting. Leave room on your dance card, and don't feign commitment where you are not committed.

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Week Number 2
2020
Jan 5-Jan 11, 2020
Virgo
We all live at a rest stop along the Information Superhighway. Yet with Neptune on its long trip across the relationship angle of your chart, you must be on the lookout constantly for illusions. I don't mean be suspicious. I mean be aware. I can offer you some tips from my life. One, notice when you're believing something. I'm not saying the belief itself is good or bad. Rather, it's dangerous for simply being a belief. Go right to questioning the basis of the ideas behind it. Two, notice when you want something to be true. That does not make it any more or less likely to be true. What I am suggesting is for you to identify any bias, and make sure you compensate for it. Three, fear is not an argument for truth, though it's often treated as one. Our current cultural equation is the more frightening something is, the more credibility it has. Learn to see the rank absurdity of this point of view.

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Week Number 2
2020
Jan 5-Jan 11, 2020
Libra
You currently live on shifting ground. We all do, though you're most keenly aware of the situation. For some, this will feel like being in a quake zone. Others will feel their foundations settling in. Still others will get the message to 'keep it moving.' Pay attention to what signals you're getting and see if you can parse them by filtering out your fears. Rather, try to use all information garnered in a constructive way. Times like the ones we are in afford opportunities to those who are enterprising and a little courageous. Sometimes it even pays to be foolhardy, particularly if you don't fall for the notion that something is impossible. One thing that may be shifting is your relationship to your family. You cannot depend on them like you used to, nor is it healthy for you to do so. That means standing on your own feet, on your own ground, with (at least) a room of your own.

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Week Number 2
2020
Jan 5-Jan 11, 2020
Scorpio
You may not know what you think or how to think; there may not even be time to think. However, it's essential that you settle down and ponder any situation that calls for action. The stitch in time that saves nine is gaining the correct information pertaining to any decision you must make. That includes working with several viable options and never allowing yourself to feel like you're boxed in or have no choice at all. This may involve one specific matter that might seem like all or nothing as the next few weeks develop. Any time someone appears to claim power over you, or to exercise your choices for you, stop the show. Be bold about asserting your right to make the decisions that affect your life, and to have some say in anything that might so much as potentially affect you. You must tell yourself again and again that you are an adult, fully capable and willing to take on all your own responsibilities.

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Week Number 2
2020
Jan 5-Jan 11, 2020
Sagittarius
You must get your finances organized, which can start with something as basic as knowing your bank balances and how much you owe. This becomes the beginning of your financial master plan. Then you want to know the bottom line on your overhead costs and your probable income and set about fixing any disparities. Whatever your situation, you have the power to turn it around, turn it to your advantage, or work for radical improvements. Yet you have to know your situation as you stand today. And it will be beneficial if you have someone you can work with who far exceeds your knowledge and experience. The next month may prove to be a turning point you benefit from for the rest of your life, if you have the awareness and devotion to make it so. There is a book titled Know Your Worth. That's one thing; you also have to establish you have worth. The rest will follow.

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Week Number 2
2020
Jan 5-Jan 11, 2020
Capricorn
We expect the cycles of life to continue much as they have for eons, and when they're narrowly viewed, we can have a sort of tunnel vision and get stuck in the routine of it all. But once we become aware of the bigger picture, we know that it isn't the Sun rising or setting but the Earth's rotation and orbit that provide the transition from day to night in a 24-hour period and add changing seasons to our calendar. Yet even with all of our knowledge, we occasionally experience something unusual and life changing. This is one of those occasions. We are now officially and celestially in the zone of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction. You no doubt recognize the influence these two planets, in your own sign, have had in your life and the slow deepening of awareness taking the place of more trivial distractions of your inner psyche. What is pressing in this moment is that from here, you must proceed on terms where you're fully responsible for your affairs. What you may notice is that current events have a fated quality. Although the inevitability of this moment was never hidden from view, it may take hindsight and wisdom to see it was there from the start.

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Week Number 2
2020
Jan 5-Jan 11, 2020
Aquarius
The truly unusual astrology we're living through is calling you to search inwardly, rather than out in the world. The time to expand your horizons will come soon enough; before then, you must be fully aware of your psychological and emotional state. You still seem to be working out some deep material, and you must take full ownership of that. Otherwise, it's likely to spill out into your intimate relationships and professional situations, in the form of projections. Do what so few people do, which is to assess and question your role in any controversies that may seem to enter from outside. Stick to 'I' statements; that is, use language in a way that places you in the position of taking personal responsibility for your experiences. Work your own stuff out inwardly, rather than on, with, or through others. Notice who in your environment has taken on the role of certain family members from your childhood. You are an adult now and can work out these issues as such. Heed your dreams; they will be particularly revealing of your true motives.

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Week Number 2
2020
Jan 5-Jan 11, 2020
Pisces
You are well situated to benefit from the same astrology (and related events) that has most people wondering how they are going to handle all the pressure. One benefit you have is that you can witness developments from a safe distance but still close enough to see exactly what is going on. However, do be careful and conscious in your choices of what to get involved with and where to lend your energy. Make sure you take care of personal business first, and pay particular attention to your closest friends and colleagues. You are in an especially brilliant position to establish new business plans or to develop ones you've been working on. Yet your success will depend entirely upon your ability to work closely and cooperatively with people. Know who your friends are. Know who your allies are. Ask for their help when you need it. Keep an eye on competitors, and remember, there's no time to hate. There is also no time to wait

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Week Number 3
2020
Jan 12 - Jan 18 2020
Aries
You are now in the midst of a formidable and historic alignment of energy in the 10th house of your solar chart. The Saturn-Pluto conjunction is not only dominating your professional life at the moment but also changing how you see your place in the world. Yet, no matter what is going on in the world around you, it is important to remember how you feel and your responses to the world begin and end with you. Therefore, I suggest taking an inside-out approach. By this I mean center yourself internally by reviewing your goals and ambitions and setting your intentions and priorities accordingly. This time will not come again. As I said last week, "eventually" has arrived. Now that it has, maintaining your inner focus may take considerable effort. But learning to navigate this skill will serve you well far into the future.

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Week Number 3
2020
Jan 12 - Jan 18 2020
Taurus
The world doesn't fit into the nice box we were taught about in church on Sunday morning or in elementary school. Although if you don't have a working brain of your own, it is easy to take someone else's word for it. But if you do, the only way to ignore the inconsistencies is to suppress any desire to be your own person. This is no longer possible for you, Taurus. Uranus in your sign, and the buildup of energy in your 9th house, are calling on you to widen your horizons and step outside the boundaries you are accustomed to. It is important for you to take ownership and authority over your life. This is one thing no one in your life can grant you permission to do or do for you. Nor would you want them to. That being said, it's a challenging task to reclaim your power and authority over matters of your life which rightfully belong to you. Yet there is no better time than now to do so. Excuses of why it is better for you to live your life according to someone else's rules no longer work. And never really did in the first place.

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Week Number 3
2020
Jan 12 - Jan 18 2020
Gemini
In most cases, renegotiating our relationships is a highly charged experience for all involved. Before proceeding, one of the most important questions you may want to ask yourself is, how did things get this way? Second, what benefit have you gained from them being so? It's possible you just woke up one day and found yourself in your current circumstances without prior knowledge. But more often than not, our arrangements are entered into as a series of unspoken agreements we have at least some awareness of. Yet there is no need for anyone to assume just because you have not voiced any concern in the past that you are in agreement with a financial or emotional arrangement you are finding difficult to sustain. It is more than likely that if an arrangement is not working for you, it's not working for the person on the other end. If you find a reluctance to admit this, it's possible this is due to a desire to stay within the comfort zone of predictability. While you can't force them to respond the way you would like, there are many possibilities open, and one of them will make your own life more comfortable.

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Week Number 3
2020
Jan 12 - Jan 18 2020
Cancer
This week's collection of planets in Capricorn is the ultimate setup for focusing your energy on taking responsibility for your life and your relationships. Although this is true for all of us in some way, the presence of Saturn and Pluto in your opposite sign has been the focus of your astrology and your relationships for the last several years. You have been experiencing an almost constant reminder that you are the central point of focus of your own life. Yet this moment is unlike any other. You will feel the effects as an ongoing transformation for the foreseeable future. Every experience you have will reflect the energy you express outwardly back to its original source. Which, in case I haven't made it clear, is you. Therefore, take yourself, your gifts, and your life seriously. What you have to offer only exists because you exist to share it. There is no substitute available on the black market and no need to settle for less than your full worth.

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Week Number 3
2020
Jan 12 - Jan 18 2020
Leo
Your days and nights are now fully focused on living your day-to-day life in full awareness of your responsibilities and total authority over the competency of your everyday affairs. This means knowing you can handle anything that comes your way. But it's about more than an exercise routine or getting the trash out on pickup day. This is about working smarter, not harder, as they say. Effectively using your time, resources, and energy to your maximum benefit. It's no longer acceptable to waste hours a day being distracted by unimportant matters or spending your time playing computer games. You need to spend time on real life with real human beings, feeling the pulse of each moment and each heartbeat. This is where and when it becomes important who is around you and what they bring into your life. People are demonstrating who they are in no uncertain terms these days. From this moment on, you are deciding who you want to be going forward. Give yourself permission to let go of any habits or attachments that do not allow you to head in a positive direction.

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Week Number 3
2020
Jan 12 - Jan 18 2020
Virgo
Every turning point in our life has its origins in one seemingly simple event, one moment of awareness which allows us to see beyond a superficial surface of reality to something deeper, something more real. That moment has arrived. For you, it is a moment to focus in on what "it" is you have to say. By this I mean how do you want to express that which holds the most importance for you? What does it mean for you to see beyond the limits and structures of reality you have been conditioned to accept, to witness and experience something previously unnoticed? Don't assume when you notice something unusual that everyone else has noticed as well. Not everyone has your eye for analysis and detail. It takes considerable skill to see the small stuff, let alone recognize its significance. Yet your perception and awareness have been transforming in ways you would not have expected over the last few years, granting you a sort of fascinating x-ray vision capable of cutting through illusions most of us willingly indulge. You no longer need to operate within the standard limits of reality as you have known it. Let your eyes see, your mind flex, and your imagination flow with possibilities.

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Week Number 3
2020
Jan 12 - Jan 18 2020
Libra
Your house may resemble a big city train station at rush hour. I can see this by a collection of planets in the 4th house of your solar chart associated with your home environment. As an air sign, although you normally enjoy being the host in any social environment, the density of your current circumstances may not allow you to operate in your usual way. I say this because I can also feel the weightiness of the energy involved. As if the air is thick and there is little room to feel your own emotions. Yet you do have a need to feel your way through your experience and your environment emotionally and, more importantly, to breathe fresh air. That said, I suggest you do what you can to spend a few moments alone. This will allow you to focus on your own needs. Notice how your body feels in any given moment and see if you can pinpoint its messages. Begin by getting enough nutrients (meaning real food), drink plenty of water, and get rest when you need it. If you can get out in nature, all the better.

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Week Number 3
2020
Jan 12 - Jan 18 2020
Scorpio
The weightiness and intensity of puzzling circumstances you are currently facing is enough to make anyone feel uncomfortable. Yet that is exactly the opposite of the direction you would like to turn. The truth is each of our minds is a wonderfully diverse tool. Even though most people believe their thoughts operate on a sort of closed circuit, which is impossible (or, at the least, challenging) to interrupt. Yet you have the ability to influence which thoughts you allow your mind to prioritize and in which direction they flow. You are also the only person with the personal authority and responsibility for doing so. While your fears may appear to be insurmountable, when they are looked at from a different perspective you will see them for what they are. The flipside of the solutions your mind has already conceived.

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Week Number 3
2020
Jan 12 - Jan 18 2020
Sagittarius
Mars in your sign and the collection of planets including Saturn and Pluto in the 2nd house of your solar chart are certainly motivating you to use your personal power and authority to get your finances in order. Although over the last few years there has been a sustained effort in this area, this is the moment it begins to take tangible shape, which will serve you for the foreseeable future. What I am speaking of is a significant change in your sense of self-worth. Although it would not be unexpected for this unusually potent moment to involve finances, this is about more than your bank balance and is likely to be accompanied by an increase in confidence. Yet it will be important to bide your time and move through the process, putting one foot in front of the other, including creating a medium- to long-term plan. In this moment of historic change, it is possible for you to benefit more than most. Trust your instincts and your skills, but also be willing to ask for expert advice where you need it.

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Week Number 3
2020
Jan 12 - Jan 18 2020
Capricorn
Even knowing a moment will eventually arrive does little to prepare you for what you will experience. When it finally appears, we find the experience very different than it was possible for the human mind to imagine. That moment is now here for you and for all of us. The historic, never before experienced by anyone alive today, meeting of Saturn-Pluto along with the Sun, Mercury, and Ceres all in close contact in your sign, Capricorn. It is no longer possible for you or the world to avoid the results of so much intense energy operating through the environment of a single sign of the zodiac. Although it is an unusual moment, and there are many reasons to live in fear or to allow chaos to rule your life, it is important for you personally to avoid going down the many rabbit holes of denial on offer. In this particular moment, the most potent energy in our solar system is beckoning you to live fully "as if" you carry the world on your shoulders. Yet as a sea-goat, you are capable of traversing any terrain using all your strength and confidence. You are more than prepared for any challenge.

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Week Number 3
2020
Jan 12 - Jan 18 2020
Aquarius
Your subconscious mind is nothing if not inventive. In every way possible your dreams and imagination are getting an overhaul. This will do a lot to transform your inner psychological nature. I know this because at the moment some of the most powerful astrology of our lifetime is taking place in the 12th house of your solar chart leading you through the depths of your inner nature and any hidden obstacles which may serve the purpose of preventing you full access and confident use of your talents and skills. This is no longer needed, and neither are authority figures of previous incarnations of your life experience, including this one. When you notice voices or fears of the past reasserting themselves over your life, a good policy to remember is "catch and release," as used when fishing. Then you won't have a need to carry them around with you on a line or in a bucket until you reach your next destination.

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Week Number 3
2020
Jan 12 - Jan 18 2020
Pisces
You have a unique insight into the events taking place in the outer world at the moment. One reason is Pisces' unusual ability to recognize the pattern and flow of your surroundings. Another is the ability to place yourself in the position of witness, creating no attachments to specific outcomes. These skills, among other aspects of your astrology, provide you with an especially beneficial position in our current astrological environment. However, there is one particular trait of your sign it would be best to keep in check, so you are not pushed off course: that of going with the flow. Your sign is known to be impressionable (you tend to go where the tide takes you), and while being open-minded is an admirable trait in most cases, it is best to exercise your skills for discernment and to be careful and conscious in your choices regarding what and who you get involved with, and where you lend your energy. This will limit any unnecessary confusion caused by getting caught in the crosscurrents of other's opinions and energy. Your view of the world is unique. Your ideas and decisions going forward, simply must be your own. If you can keep this in mind, you can and will serve the world more productively as the unbiased witness you wish to be.

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Week Number 4
2020
Jan 19 - Jan 25 2020
Aries
Your ruling planet Mars is now in the 9th house occupied by Sagittarius associated in traditional astrology with expansion, long-distance travel and adventure and one's philosophical beliefs. The idea being that a direct relationship exists between one's beliefs and their willingness or unwillingness to seek adventure and to expand their worldview. Yet very few of us feel safe enough in the world at the moment to venture outside our comfort zone. There is a narrowing and pulling back taking place unlike any recent time in history. With a sort of whiplash effect to either shut the world out or to greet everyone we come in contact with as if they are the enemy. Both of which are extreme responses and neither of which makes the world a safer or better place. Yet for those willing and able balance between falling off of either edge, there is a third option to be found. You are looking for a productive way to proceed. Take your time and let a new path present itself.

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Week Number 4
2020
Jan 19 - Jan 25 2020
Taurus
It isn't easy when each new day seems to present one obstacle after another. Yet it is in times such as these that the most growth occurs. No one likes becoming bored with their lives, but we are very uncomfortable if we are not the ones creating the change. As a Taurus, you enjoy enforced change less than most. Yet, in most cases, if you consider the change you are being asked to make, even if it is difficult, you find in time that it's for the better. Rather than becoming upset or resisting the transformation occurring, why not give it a try? If you are willing to consider the upside to your current circumstances, your life could become enormously better in a multitude of ways. Beginning with how you feel about yourself and what you have to offer.

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Week Number 4
2020
Jan 19 - Jan 25 2020
Gemini
Your ruler, Mercury, is now in Aquarius, fresh off an intense meeting in Capricorn with Saturn and Pluto. Which, if I am guessing, is a relief, Gemini. Aquarius is a fellow air sign with a tendency to encourage your mind toward hyperactivity, with your thoughts moving at warp speed to the point of nervous energy and sleepless nights. Do yourself a favor and get out in nature as much as possible. Consider getting a little physical exercise to burn off excess energy. This will prevent your mind and body from getting into a recursive loop of obsessive thought, which can be hard to interrupt once begun. Or speaking off the cuff in conversations, which can have unintended consequences. If you can do this, you will enjoy your conversations much more and find they run the gamut from brilliant to bizarre (and everything in between).

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Week Number 4
2020
Jan 19 - Jan 25 2020
Cancer
I ended your horoscope last week, "Therefore, take yourself, your gifts, and your life seriously. What you have to offer only exists because you exist to share it. There is no substitute available on the black market and no need to settle for less than your full worth." I hope you took my advice seriously. It is an ongoing process to place yourself and your own needs at the center of your world. You need no one's permission to do so other than your own. What you have to offer the world is needed by most, if not all, of us. That something is your compassion, wisdom, and ability to hold our greater emotional nature out for the world to see as a strength (instead of the weakness it is often perceived to be). It may take the steadfast devotion of a saint to feel safe to do so in these days and times. But you have had plenty of practice using it as your most powerful resource recently. Just remember your own needs and desires deserve equal consideration alongside those of others.

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Week Number 4
2020
Jan 19 - Jan 25 2020
Leo
This time of year, every year the Sun and Mercury move into the 7th house of your solar chart bringing your attention to your relationships. It's an opportunity to become more social and give your those close to you a little more attention. But this year, with all the pressure in your daily work life it could feel as if your relationships are demanding more of you than you can give. Maybe that's the point this time around. Could it be time to have an honest to goodness rational and frank conversation about what it is you need from the people in your life you depend on the most and who depend on you? In that case if you are waiting for someone else to start the conversation maybe it's time you did. Nothing says you care like asking someone to have a heart to heart talk that results in truly genuine affection being shared with one another. Find the warm hearted, compassionate way possible to communicate how you feel. It will bring a welcomed release of tension.

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Week Number 4
2020
Jan 19 - Jan 25 2020
Virgo
When someone says, "It was like peeling back the layers of an onion," we know what they mean. Recognizing new levels of awareness in ourselves can be similar. One insight leads to the next and a new reality is revealed one layer at a time, penetrating deeper and deeper. But for a practical, down-to-earth Virgo like yourself, what you are experiencing may seem like imaginative play with no useful function. This is as far from the truth as it could be. What has masqueraded as daydreams and an impractical use of your time and resources is slowly becoming the foundation of a new way of experiencing life. Don't be surprised if you feel as if you have entered an altered stream of consciousness, only to awaken with new knowledge and a deeper understanding of what is right in front of you. These are the real treasures of your journey, the inner gifts and talents inside you all along. Prepare to be amazed.

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Week Number 4
2020
Jan 19 - Jan 25 2020
Libra
There are times when it isn't one thing but a multitude of small, seemingly unimportant experiences that change our lives. Even if the last small thing seemed to have a big effect, it was just the last in a succession of events and insights slowly wearing away our resolve to pretend nothing has changed. To stop resisting change or to stop pretending is not enough. Full acceptance and integration into reality are necessary to move forward effectively. It is impossible to hold two states of being at once. Although living in the past is no longer viable, you have not yet discovered where you are headed. But as each day passes, your path is becoming clearer and more defined. Trust in yourself and keep going. You will like where you end up.

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Week Number 4
2020
Jan 19 - Jan 25 2020
Scorpio
As a fixed sign you have an ability to remain steady even under the most challenging of circumstances. However, I can see from your chart, your desire and motivation to direct your own life is becoming stronger as the gap between the traditional and modern rulers of your sign, Mars and Pluto closes. The question to ask yourself is where and when did you give up your ability to do so in the first place? You may also consider if putting your will after the will and desires others is still remains a benefit in your life. If guilt of any kind is a sort of control mechanism used by others to make one feel as they have no right to make their own choices about what is right for them or that they will be punished for doing so. If guilt of any kind is playing a role in your decision-making process, deal with it. Emotional manipulation may have worked when you were a child, but you are now a confident, intelligent adult with life experience of your own. One who is fully capable of making your own decisions.

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Week Number 4
2020
Jan 19 - Jan 25 2020
Sagittarius
If you can't trust your own judgment, whose can you trust? And, if you find your judgment to be untrustworthy, surely that means your decision to judge someone else's judgment is even more debatable! When it comes down to it, the only person you can trust is you. No one else comes close. Neither is there any reason to doubt your ability to make rational decisions. Yet we often assume others know more than we do. But no one knows more about your life than you. Nor is anyone else in a better position to make your decisions for you. It's time to trust in yourself and your instincts. If you can do this, you will have the power to transform the impossible into "I'm possible" and change your life for the better. Later in the week, you'll see proof that you're easily smart enough to make the right choices.

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Week Number 4
2020
Jan 19 - Jan 25 2020
Capricorn
I would like to say the pressure is off now that we're through the infamous Saturn-Pluto meeting in your sign last week. But both planets are slow movers, and even though Saturn will enter a new sign in March, and there is a bit less tension, he will re-enter Capricorn in June. Not to mention the upcoming meetings Pluto will have with Mars in March and Jupiter several times this year. You can feel in your bones by now that this is a year like no other, one you will not soon forget. This year, your life will have more meaning and more possibilities. You will develop the skills, create the foundations, and find the determination to achieve goals you never imagined you would pursue. Your goals will have purpose, too! How fulfilling would you like your life to be? Leave nothing off the table and aim high, Capricorn!

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Week Number 4
2020
Jan 19 - Jan 25 2020
Aquarius
Aquarians are known to have unusual minds capable of easily processing data at the speed of light. Since Mercury entered your sign your mind has been moving even more quickly than normal with ideas and conversations that range from the bizarre to brilliant. Make sure you consider which type you are dealing with before taking it to full throttle, please. But just because an idea is bizarre doesn't mean it isn't brilliant as well. And as the Sun moves into your sign Aquarius, marking the beginning of your birthday season you are going to have plenty of opportunity to share both with your socializing with friends. But until then write the down and date them (even those you think are a little on the out of this world) so when you come back to them later, they haven't lost their shine.

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Week Number 4
2020
Jan 19 - Jan 25 2020
Pisces
As the planet associated with comfort and all that is wonderfully seductive and sensuous in the world, Venus enjoys the emotionally sensitive waters of Pisces. It's just that Venus has her practical side, too. While she enjoys a little time floating in the erotic dreams of your sign to feel completely comfortable, she needs to know she can reach out and touch something tangible, and that the bills will get paid on time. So, while you are enjoying the attention and friendly, positive vibe she brings, keep to your schedule and keep your finances in order. Get out in nature for a walk. Whatever you do, don't get too comfortable alone; spend time with friends. After all, where do you think all the warm appreciation is going to come from if you don't socialize at least a little, Pisces?

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Week Number 5
2020
Jan 26 - Feb 01 2020
Aries
It is not your position or your reputation that grants you influence. It is your ability to relate to others on their terms. This may not appear to be possible, and you may be experiencing more than a little confusion about exactly what this means to you at the moment. Let me provide a few clues. What it does not mean is giving up the right to make your own choices. What it does mean is a willingness to remain open and withhold judgment, letting your experiences with others provide you with the information you need to do so. No matter how it may appear, it is likely you are in a much more solid position than you have realized.

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Week Number 5
2020
Jan 26 - Feb 01 2020
Taurus
Part of being a celebrity is to learn how to live in the limelight. For those of us with more introverted personalities, suddenly being under such intense scrutiny can be disorienting. A focus of energy in the most public areas of your chart tells me it's possible you are feeling this kind of unusual pressure at the moment. As if your private life is a now a matter of public knowledge. Yet your personal response to events in your life is entirely yours alone. Speaking of the word response, it is the root word of responsibility, meaning the ability to respond. Now is a good time to take both your ability to respond and your responsibility for doing so seriously. As they say, "If not you, then who?"

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Week Number 5
2020
Jan 26 - Feb 01 2020
Gemini
Mercury in your 9th house is a personal message for you to connect with your own ideas and experience. One of the themes for many seasons has been figuring out why people seem to hold so much power over you. This may have come in the form of financial situations, sexual relationships, or employment situations and other scenarios when you were least expecting it. It is now clear you must be the advocate for your own beliefs and moreover, understand what it means to give your power away. Once you have a clue about how this works it's a lot easier to stop doing so, and to claim personal authority. To do this, you need your own internal guidance system. You must know what is right and true you as an individual, and not fall prey to the guilt trips and traps laid out for you by others. If you look, the agendas of others will become obvious. You can learn to work with this information. Then develop a plan of your own.

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Week Number 5
2020
Jan 26 - Feb 01 2020
Cancer
This week's astrology is a magnificent opportunity to redefine yourself, in concept, in word, in deed, and in reality. Planetary activity in your 8th house is allowing you to let go of some vexing emotional attachment from the past. Indeed, you now must commit fully to that which you are leaving behind. No longer allowing it to play a defining role in your life. This is the great challenge of the spiritual path and self-actualization. You know by now that you are a person with a mission. You have a focused calling. It is an invitation to rise to a challenge. What is easy and familiar most likely represents the past. What seems laden with obstacles is also likely to be part of the done deal of your history. Hear your calling and take up your mission joyfully. Commit to leadership in the form of living your life well, from your own core. Remember that everything you do, down to the smallest decision, sets an example for others; and they are watching.

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Week Number 5
2020
Jan 26 - Feb 01 2020
Leo
By now you're aware your personal journey to healing is the theme of your existence. You must take what you've learned in these years and reduce it to a few guiding principles and guidelines. I know both how challenging this is at first and how liberating it is once mastered. 'Mastered' means that it becomes a central organizing principle of your life. This is what I am talking about, in terms of how you organize your own efforts at self-care. It must begin with self-awareness, which means monitoring how you feel and what your body is telling you and being aware of your limits. Speaking of limits, those are often talked down, though they too become a structure for accomplishment, because they compel you to set priorities and focus your activity. This is something you can get better and better at, which will multiply your efficiency and effectiveness, and help you feel good about who you are.

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Week Number 5
2020
Jan 26 - Feb 01 2020
Virgo
I believe that the central Virgo quest, or struggle, or challenge, is that of aligning with your self-expression simply for its own sake. You may not even know what this feels like, or it may have taken you many years to figure it out. The current momentous astrology is pointing to a breakthrough. This is less about waking up a musician, a poet or a painter, and more about making contact with your vitality. Removing or clearing any seemingly minor blockage can go a long way toward increasing your flow of energy. It will help if you accept the message you are receiving to stop resisting yourself. Do whatever you do with your full attention, your full intention, and just enough passion to make it fun. Balance out your activity in the moment with your awareness of a goal; you need both, so you're working within a wider context. The more creativity you allow to flow through you, the more connected you will feel.

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Week Number 5
2020
Jan 26 - Feb 01 2020
Libra
Current astrology in the lower region of your chart where you make contact with the ground is the perfect setup for a symbolic earthquake. That ground may be shaking right now, or at least full of tension, and you may be wondering what you're going to do about it. You don't have to do anything, really, though it would help if you ask yourself one question. What does it mean to feel safe in a world that is rife with one change after the next? You have enough experience to know your confidence must come from you and only you. You've been through enough tests and trials and tribulations to have built up a well of confidence. You have learned that your personal emotional foundations are more flexible and stronger than the anything in this world. Now, you are free to face the future with a sense of optimism, knowing you can rise brilliantly to any challenge.

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Week Number 5
2020
Jan 26 - Feb 01 2020
Scorpio
The time has arrived when you must be driven by your own personal motives and necessities. And when you engage that, you can expect to meet some friction, as our first instinct is resistance. That might come in the form of an overt rebellion, or what seems like some sly form of betrayal. What is crucial is that you don't settle for betraying yourself or your own cause. You are at a point where you must get all self-destructive tendencies of yourself or others out of the way. You do not have a lot of wiggle room here, not if you want to see some of your most cherished goals come to fruition. "I have a weakness for that" is not an excuse; it's a warning alert. Eventually, you will come to love the feeling of success more than submitting to emotional games, unwholesome habits (whether mental or physical), or days when you don't give a damn. This is a significant time in your life, rivaling any and all others. Wake up and smell the coffee.

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Week Number 5
2020
Jan 26 - Feb 01 2020
Sagittarius
Mars in your birth sign is pumping you full of confidence and drive. Venus in direct contact with Neptune in Pisces may be offering insight into a well of uncertainty and insecurity that keeps hassling you, and how it can be used to your benefit. You get to decide which one is the true voice and which one to listen to. It would probably be helpful to listen to each in turn, then see what you are able to do with them both. One particular bold, clear message of this moment is that you must live for what you know to be true for you. Be aware when you make small compromises, which will no doubt be based on some fear or insecurity. Pay attention to your decision-making process. Notice who in your environment inspires your self-confidence and who drains your energy or brings you down. You have a choice about whom you associate with. You also have a choice of whose energy you allow to affect you and how. This is not late-breaking news for the human race. The big news is how you respond.

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Week Number 5
2020
Jan 26 - Feb 01 2020
Capricorn
Current astrology -- what I have described as the most potent since the 1960s -- is focused in your sign. Although the energy is ongoing, the past weeks and months are a crux point for you; you will look back and see this period as the before-and-after moment in the overall experience of your life. This is a fulcrum moment. Think of a telescope that pivots on its stand. Move the scope one millimeter and you can get a view on the other end that's light years away from what you first sighted. That is where you are today. Every decision is worth making carefully, and with full information. Decide nothing "with your gut." Use your full intellect and intuition, followed by committing fully to your choice. This counts for matters large and small. If something seems on a very high level of importance and you are uncertain, then set a deadline and work to meet it.

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Week Number 5
2020
Jan 26 - Feb 01 2020
Aquarius
My sense is your stress level has dropped somewhat over the last few days. The tension you have experienced may have felt like some nondescript inner movement, or stress that kept bubbling up, or maybe even panic attacks. You will come out of this long phase in several steps beginning with the presence of the Sun and Mercury in your sign. This will make it easier to see what has been up to this point an irrational fear, and what is a legitimate concern calling for action. Another turning point in your stress levels will be Saturn entering your sign on March 21. Between these two events, you have an impeccable opportunity to complete some profound inner work; to come to terms with difficult elements of your past (both recent and distant shadows); and to sense your own potential before you have any outer confirmation that it's real. Hang out here for a while.

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Week Number 5
2020
Jan 26 - Feb 01 2020
Pisces
You are at an unusual breakthrough point. Let's start by saying that Venus and Neptune are in Pisces, which is providing you with abundant energy of a sort that is difficult for most people to deal with. Neptune not only demands we set boundaries, it has a way of exceeding them, so it presents a special challenge. Venus helps to focus the more nebulous nature of both Neptune and Pisces. There is also a focus on Aquarius occupying your 12th house, adding to the otherworldly feeling coming through your chart and your life at the moment. Yet the high-focus action is taking place in the public angle of your chart, Capricorn, where you most readily relate to the world around you. This is the 11th house, considered by the old schools of astrology to be the best of them all. And this is where your breakthrough is happening. Take your life seriously. Focus on what you want to do. Have faith in your sincerity and your abilities. Set aside your tendency to doubt yourself. Replace it with the confidence that only comes from active engagement with real people, with focus, and with purpose. Then keep going.

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Week Number 6
2020
Feb 02 - Feb 08 2020
Aries
In almost every situation, there is theory and then there is practice. In theory, it is easy to let go of what we no longer want in our lives to reach for something better. In practice, it can be more difficult. You are in the transitional phase between theory and practice for the next several weeks or even months. You are working to put into practice what it means to let go of a part of your past which no longer serves you for something that better represents who you have become. This means labeling an aspect of your life you once thought was important as a relic of the past and committing to moving forward. That is where you are now, and it will be important no matter how pressured you feel that you take your time. It will also be helpful to notice your own intuitive insights. Your intuition is operating at maximum accuracy and willing to share what it knows.

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Week Number 6
2020
Feb 02 - Feb 08 2020
Taurus
Conversations taking place in your wider social environment this week are ones you will revisit in the weeks and months ahead. I suggest you give them the attention and honesty they require to begin with; that will make it easier when they come around again. It will be helpful if you consider this particular time in your life as an exercise in experimenting with who and what you would like your future to look like. This means taking the time you need to consider your response and then addressing any confusion you or others may have about your hopes and dreams. This may be harder than it seems since you are not sure at the moment what those are. Yet the opportunities coming to you in the not-so-distant future mean it's time to reconsider with whom you want to be associated. This is directly related to who you want to be when you grow up.

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Week Number 6
2020
Feb 02 - Feb 08 2020
Gemini
Throughout history, one's public status was associated with who their father was or how much money their family had. Although this is not true in most environments today, it still seems difficult to change our standing in the world. Yet it has more to do with how one feels about themselves than it does which family one was born into or whether we are born of high or low "class" in society. In today's world, we make our own way in life and create our reputation based on our achievements. Which brings me to your current astrological outlook. The ruler of your sign is preparing to turn retrograde later this month in the 10th house of your chart. There is no need to worry your reputation is set in stone. You have the ability to change how others see you over the next few weeks and months. But to do that, you will first need to understand what it is you want to change. Don't rush the process. Let what you need to know find you.

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Week Number 6
2020
Feb 02 - Feb 08 2020
Cancer
Cancers are often described as emotionally nurturing and caring individuals. Not to disparage your sensitive side, but you can also be as detached and rational as the next guy (or lady) if the need arises. Think about the way you are able to set your own needs (emotional or otherwise) aside to take care of others. It seems your giving, idealistic approach to life may have given others the idea that your needs and emotions don't hold the same relevance as or deserve equal status with their needs. Yet we all need emotional fulfillment and to act on our own dreams just as we need rest and nutrients. It is time to place your own needs and desires at the top of your priority list Cancer. You can do this without abandoning your relationships or letting anyone down. Just let them know they must take care of their own needs for a while. You need room in your mind and heart for inspiration and new insights.

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Week Number 6
2020
Feb 02 - Feb 08 2020
Leo
The Sun and Ceres in your opposite sign, Aquarius, will open up a new level of social interaction for you, if you let them. You may also open up a new dimension of friendship with a close partner or friend. Many people aspire to have their partner, spouse, or lover be an actual companion, and if you've ever struggled with that, the way is about to open. Yet take your time coming to any long-term agreements. A key to this is to participate in group experiences where you feel at ease. Part of Ceres' work is to make the universe a more accepting, harmonious, and loving place to be. If you're traveling with a partner, give him or her space to explore socially, and keep a grip on any jealousy that you may experience. More than that, you are being invited to experience the pleasure that can only come from acknowledging that those you care about are indeed their own persons. This works both ways: be bold about expressing who you are, particularly in social settings. It is possible to be considerate while also remembering everyone is responsible for his or her own feelings.

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Week Number 6
2020
Feb 02 - Feb 08 2020
Virgo
In truth, a full retrograde cycle for your ruler lasts nine weeks instead of the three weeks often discussed, beginning with what is called in astrology the "pre-shadow" phase. This is the period when Mercury initially covers the same territory he will retrace when appearing to travel in reverse. The beginning of Mercury's current pre-shadow phase begins on February 2nd. It will be helpful to notice subjects that come up in your relationships (both personal and work) over the next few months, paying special attention to any topics that seem to be repeats and giving them special consideration. I mention this because you may have a tendency to take an offer someone makes for granted the first time around or believe a particular opportunity is too far out there to be real. You may be right. Or you may feel you lack the confidence, although this is something gained through experience. I don't mean bravado; I mean basic faith in yourself and your abilities. Either way, if you take time to consider the possibilities without getting lost in self-doubt, by the end of this cycle on March 29th, you will have a clearer understanding of where to go from here.

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Week Number 6
2020
Feb 02 - Feb 08 2020
Libra
There is room for improvement in almost every aspect of your life at the moment, beginning with your daily routines, duties, and responsibilities. This is likely becoming apparent due to what may feel like a sudden surprising development. Yet it will be important for you to take your time in assessing your situation. Whether the shift you are experiencing is perceived to be helpful or not, it looks like there is some sort of emotional adjustment needed for those involved. Another reason for taking your time is you are looking for a real, working solution and that requires information that may not yet be available, making it harder to discern your next step. Either way, what you are looking for is an idea that will provide a long-term solution and an opportunity to heal in both the spiritual and tangible senses of the word. Over the next several weeks to two months, one will be presented. It will be up to you to accept the gift offered.

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Week Number 6
2020
Feb 02 - Feb 08 2020
Scorpio
During what astrologers call the "pre-shadow" phase of Mercury's current retrograde cycle, the Winged Messenger makes the first of three alignments with Uranus in your opposite sign, Taurus. You may find yourself responding to the outer world and in your relationships in ways that surprise even yourself. This is due to Mercury's presence in your 5th house of creativity and self-expression, aligning with Uranus in your 7th house of relationships. An alignment between Mercury and Uranus often bring with it a flood of revolutionary ideas and sudden insights. And it looks like your imagination will be swimming in both in the coming weeks; mostly of the innovative spiritual or artistic variety rather than of a scientific nature, although there is no reason it can't be both. If you are already skilled in an artistic craft, now is an excellent time to experiment with using your skills with a new medium. If you are just beginning an artistic journey, try out various tools to see which helps bring out your inner voice in a way that expresses who you are. You're working with information deeper and more profound than you have had access to at other times. Keep an open mind and let yourself connect with the great cosmic consciousness that exists within.

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Week Number 6
2020
Feb 02 - Feb 08 2020
Sagittarius
Mars in your sign has brought you both drive and determination and the feeling of being under a certain undefined pressure to push your agenda forward despite obstacles. Your goals are moving forward. But maybe not at the speed or intensity you would prefer. Now there is a matter related to home or family calling your attention to go inward for a while. Your emotional foundations appear to be in flux, yet there is no clear indication this will hinder you in any way from achieving your objectives. In fact, it may be a necessary part of the overall plan you need to consider or reconsider before heading into the next phase. Not that you have been neglectful, but things have changed since you last checked in on your family and home life or for that matter your own emotional needs. The next couple weeks are a good time to catch up on anything you have been too busy to notice and to refresh and replenish your own energy levels. Mars' presence in your sign sets you on a journey that will last at least two years. You will have more than enough time and energy available to achieve your goals successfully.

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Week Number 6
2020
Feb 02 - Feb 08 2020
Capricorn
You are at the epicenter of a before-and-after moment of your life. By that, I mean something you've been headed toward for a long time, and that you will see in retrospect as the moment your changes took hold. It is difficult to see now, though I strongly suggest you embody some awareness that helps you integrate this possibility. You may feel as if you are standing at a branching of the road, trying to decide which path to choose. This can be frustrating, as there have been so many setbacks, delays, and disappointments leading to this moment. Yet your chosen path is becoming clear. You have chosen or, rather, accepted that your life has purpose. There is no point in experiencing your current position as a space of futility or struggle. Take up the gift that has been given you. Persist through any difficulty you encounter in these first steps along your new trajectory, always remembering to walk lightly and treat yourself gently.

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Week Number 6
2020
Feb 02 - Feb 08 2020
Aquarius
You are about to embark on a bold adventure perhaps the most incredible ever. It's not going to storm through your life all at once, though signs of change and progress are at hand. You may well feel worn down from some inner struggle that goes back years and has recently come to a head. Like you just cannot get the pieces of yourself to fit together inside of you. It's time to think of your process differently. It's possible to feel debilitating bitterness and resentment if you are caught in the mire of the past. You have a right to feel angry if you are caught in the karma, the denial, and the effects of the sins of others. It is time to invite a new feeling into your life; a new purpose; a new meaning. Do not expect others to make up for what you've been through. Resolve to be your own cause and your own means. If you can do this, the world will begin to make more sense and be a less difficult place to reconcile in your own mind. Then embrace gently the help that is offered to you along the way.

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Week Number 6
2020
Feb 02 - Feb 08 2020
Pisces
You are now in an unusually strong position, and you may still be in the process of determining the effects of so much influence. From the look of your solar chart, this involves having endured some significant social hardship or strife. That, in turn, is part of a much larger process of reorienting yourself within society. I do recognize that, in the analysis of most people, their lot in life is cast. They cling to their place in society, modest as it may be. Your place in society has changed. You are free to walk your full height. Give yourself permission to let go of the habit of speaking in hushed tones and instead embrace the opportunity to express yourself in a clear and confident voice. Treat people as your respected equals, not as your superiors. Most of all, do what you feel called to do, without needing permission. Rather, you have the choice of informing people of your plans, or not. This may seem a little awkward at first, though I am certain you will grow to love it.

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Week Number 7
2020
Feb 09 - Feb 15 2020
Aries
Your astrology this week suggests it's time you get clear on your ideas and everything that underlies them; adopt a policy of scrupulous honesty, both online and elsewhere; and pause before you respond. In addition, what will be most useful is if you actively seek to heal any rifts you encounter, including those within your own inner psyche. There are seemingly many reasons to widen the gap, and right now humanity needs people willing to buck that particular trend. No matter how hard we try to deny it, we need other people and they need us. This does not need to be an act of self-sacrifice, though refusing to submit to this belief may cause tension. Venus' conjunction with Chiron in your sign brings an opportunity to experience being loved and supported for who you are and to heal an old wound. Now is not the time to shy away but instead to be proud of who you are and to speak your truth.

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Week Number 7
2020
Feb 09 - Feb 15 2020
Taurus
Never underestimate the power and authority you have to take your life in a new direction. Your chart suggests you may have your doubts. Most of the immediate action in your solar chart (meaning where you feel pressured to respond) this week is focused on the houses associated in astrology with one's experience processing emotions. There is a fundamental shift taking place in your awareness on a deeper level than you are accustomed. Take this as a sign it is time for you to integrate all the parts of your psyche into one whole, potent being. Previously, you may have needed to compartmentalize, or set aside something important to you, which can easily feel like being disoriented, lost, or drowning your own needs and desires. You are now free to reverse that process and gently come back to yourself. Not only is healing this inner rift likely to gain you a measure of added autonomy, you could even have more fun.

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Week Number 7
2020
Feb 09 - Feb 15 2020
Gemini
One of the disadvantages of overly narrow thinking is that it creates blinders that prevent one from seeing the wide-open fields of possibilities right where they stand. You've likely come through a somewhat challenging time, during which you had to make important choices. Now you're looking forward to a fresh start, with energy to burn and an open path ahead as far as you can see. Regardless of what you actually decide to do now, make sure you are acting on your own behalf and considering alternative points of view. Don't allow anyone to lead for you. You can listen to advice and adopt it if it seems good; you can let in messages from higher realms through synchronicity. What you need to avoid is giving away your power, which includes committing to a course simply because you think someone will approve. It's not their life, it's yours, and ultimately you answer only to yourself.

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Week Number 7
2020
Feb 09 - Feb 15 2020
Cancer
There is a difference between escapism as an answer to a tricky problem and drawing back strategically to get a little distance. When one is in the center of a maelstrom, or at least a bracing wind, it can be hard to think clearly. It helps immensely if you can get away from the action to gain some perspective and connect with your internal compass. Then take notice of any changes in how you feel; both emotional and physical differences. You might be surprised by how much suddenly becomes self-evident. What does this tell you about the situation you've come from? Most importantly, listen carefully to your instincts and write down what you discover. Once you have a deeper understanding of where you stand, consider how you can apply your knowledge to help resolve your current challenge. This could be a substantially cathartic experience for you and ultimately very freeing.

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Week Number 7
2020
Feb 09 - Feb 15 2020
Leo
Tomorrow's Full Moon in your sign describes at least one opening for your diplomatic skills to shine where a relationship situation is concerned. You are likely to be extra sensitive to other people's underlying feelings, and the things they are not saying. This is a useful capacity when dealing with a dispute, or judging what is right, fair, and compassionate. Yet foremost this week is an opportunity to broaden the discussion with those who are willing to accept your invitation of honesty. Your sense of humor will almost certainly come in handy here as well. Taking things lightly and adding a little laughter to the mix is a precious gift in these times, and it can really help defuse tension and reaffirm common ground. Remember, though, you are not responsible for solving everyone's conundrums or disagreements, especially if they have little or no concern for you. Look after yourself first regardless of other people's agendas, and walk away if you become stressed or overwhelmed.

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Week Number 7
2020
Feb 09 - Feb 15 2020
Virgo
Questions relating to your wellbeing start with how you are feeling physically. This is easy to overlook in our disembodied age of meeting only online. Many of us need to relearn how to attend to our own bodies, minds, and most primal sensations. The dichotomy between body and mind is at the heart of the Virgo journey. You have a way of forgetting you're an earth sign and wanting to be composed of pure spirit. Remember that there is nothing inherently "sinful" about our physiology, though considerable work has been done to persuade us otherwise. This is an illusion; you are composed of just the right amount of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual components. Allow yourself to be flesh and blood, with all your needs, pleasures, twinges, and odd sounds. Your physical body, your mind, your emotions, and your spirit are a finely crafted, sensitive, and beautiful system through which you know you are alive. Count your blessings for being so.

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Week Number 7
2020
Feb 09 - Feb 15 2020
Libra
You have learned a lot about yourself lately. Including a new desire for freedom you would not have anticipated the last time Venus entered your opposite sign, Aries. In addition, Chiron, the wounded healer, is now in this same area of your chart, providing an opportunity to fundamentally shift your relationship dynamics. This will require taking full responsibility for the way you feel and the way you respond to significant others in your life. In order to have freedom, one must feel free to be free; no longer accepting the illusion that, to be whole, one needs some form of agreement or approval from others. Relationships need not be a place where you must do battle to do what is right for you. Neither should it be a place where others need your approval. Once you find a way to heal this rift, you will find the world and your relationships much more enjoyable and supportive experiences.

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Week Number 7
2020
Feb 09 - Feb 15 2020
Scorpio
This week's Full Moon takes place in your 10th house, which among other attributes represents the collective reputation of our life experiences and any titles or positions we hold in public. When you read the word "reputation," what springs to mind? What do your various titles, traditions, and stories mean to you? How would someone else describe you? Do their interpretations change how you feel about your own experience? Understanding your background, both recent and distant, is a helpful aid in understanding at least part of who you are and what motivates you (and in what direction). People are apt either to cling stubbornly to an idealized version of their past, which may or may not be an accurate picture of reality, or to write off entire eras as a bad job. Yet every experience has some positive and negative qualities, as well as some useful learned wisdom. Look beyond simplistic interpretations to find the truth. With this knowledge, you can make any necessary adjustments. Then trust that you are exactly who and where you are meant to be.

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Week Number 7
2020
Feb 09 - Feb 15 2020
Sagittarius
Mars in your sign is currently in contact with Saturn, and Venus in Pisces is in even stronger contact with Chiron. On one hand, this could help you express and meet certain desires bubbling away under the surface of your psyche. On the other, this is also a moment of emotional volatility and confusion as to what is real. Give yourself a lot of space to process new information and to analyze your feelings over the next few weeks. Practice pausing before offering a response; your impulsive side is likely to be enhanced as we move into next week's Mercury retrograde. You may be chafing at the thought of any kind of restraint, especially when you're provoked and burning up inside. Yet slow the pace and avoid making assumptions as much as you can, wielding patience as you would a valued tool.

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Week Number 7
2020
Feb 09 - Feb 15 2020
Capricorn
Though some members of the big dance party in Capricorn have now moved on to another bar, you're undoubtedly still feeling the reverberations. There may also be a certain anxiety that lingers in the background from what feels like a close run-in of some sort. These will take time to settle, though this week's Full Moon marks a change in how you perceive your recent experience to a degree. Working out the major questions relating to next steps will take time; you're making progress. It will be helpful if you can go easy on yourself. Current astrology is helping you lay a foundation for the next phase of your life, beginning with sorting out your values. Consider the precepts you have learned to hold sacred over the years. Some you will need to replace with something more practical. Others have stood the test of the recent earthquake, proving their importance. Hold tight to those.

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Week Number 7
2020
Feb 09 - Feb 15 2020
Aquarius
This week's Full Moon in your opposite sign is a reminder that you deserve to be considered equal in your relationships. You have plenty of resources at your command, and yet you may still lack confidence and place others' desires above your own. At present, however, that's the only thing getting between you and certain opportunities. Work up the necessary courage gradually and be kind to yourself as you do so. It may be necessary to look for additional support as you become fully aware of your current circumstances. In that case, find a mentor or therapist to support you as you explore below the surface of your awareness. You've been through quite a bumpy ride and need time to feel more decidedly on stable ground. As that happens, you'll begin to realize just how much strength you've taken from your recent experiences, and slowly become able to use that energy for other purposes. Eventually you'll emerge from all this as a force of nature.

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Week Number 7
2020
Feb 09 - Feb 15 2020
Pisces
At times, being a Pisces is like having a crush on the entire human species. One moment you're divinely inspired and rocking the agape love; the next, you're exhausted and wondering why the hell you bother. Still it's likely, while Mercury prepares to go retrograde at the beginning of next week in your sign, you would much prefer the former to the latter. But as the Full Moon takes place in Leo this week, and Mars makes an uncomfortable alignment with Saturn, keep in mind that you're a human, too. Patrol your boundaries, and make sure they're intact. Don't try to take on the whole planet's troubles. It's okay to be finite, to have needs and flaws. Remember it's the cracked pot, not the whole one, that waters the ground and brings the flowers to life. You're producing whole fields of ravishing blooms, thanks to your delightful uniqueness. You may safely take pride in that.

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Week Number 8
2020
Feb 16-22 2020
Aries
"Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching." This quote by C.S. Lewis is helpful, of course, but what happens when everyone is watching? It takes real courage to maintain your integrity when there are so many critics watching your every move. This week, it seems the whole world is watching to see what you will do next. This is causing you to rethink your approach to an important matter in your public life. The trick is to find an innovative solution to a difficult challenge while maintaining your personal values. Lucky for you, there is assistance on offer. Just before Mercury turns retrograde this week, your ruler, Mars, aligns with Uranus. With Venus in your sign as well, could this suggest, to your surprise, that the bravest option, the one that will be most productive, is to slow down and take a more subtle, methodical approach to your current circumstance? Remember, you can't please all of the people all of the time. So be as honest and fair-minded as possible, and all will be well.

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Week Number 8
2020
Feb 16-22 2020
Taurus
It might be surprising for me to say it, but everyone should have an agenda, a list of items they feel need to be acted on based on their individual ideas and point of view. That is, if they hope to be successful. Yet it's important such a plan is flexible, that it can accommodate fresh insights and deeper awareness that becomes available over time. Expecting every item on your list to work exactly as you thought it would is somewhat unrealistic and, if you ask me, makes success less likely in the long run. Then again, the experts tell us perseverance is a virtue. You are not sure whether to do a complete about-face and head in a different direction or stick to an idea you had some time ago. It's possible all you need to do is listen a little more closely to your intuition. It knows more about what is important to you than you realize.

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Week Number 8
2020
Feb 16-22 2020
Gemini
Planet Earth can be a frustrating and confusing place to inhabit. One minute you feel at one with the world around you; the next, you wonder why you bother at all. A number of alignments in your chart this week indicate you are feeling challenged in several different areas. They also suggest that, although you feel pushed and pulled by various frustrating circumstances, the tension you feel can be resolved by one very useful insight. It is time to take a more philosophical view of your situation. To do this, give yourself a little room to gain some perspective. Once there is room for a new insight or two, all you need to do is be patient while the right information makes itself available. Then it will be possible to solve several problems at once with much less effort than you previously imagined.

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Week Number 8
2020
Feb 16-22 2020
Cancer
The Moon, ruler of your sign, connects with Mars just after the latter enters your opposite sign, Capricorn. Although Mars visits your 7th house of relationships approximately every two years, you have never experienced the kind of intensity this particular transit is likely to bring. That being said, you have gained significant experience in interpersonal relationships of late, and you are no shrinking flower when it comes to addressing your needs or desires. It's possible you're on the verge of advancing a partnership of a personal or business nature. Just one note of caution. As one of the most intuitive signs of the zodiac, it will be important for you to follow your intuition as Mercury turns retrograde in Pisces. Take your time and get the details of any agreements under consideration. It's possible for confusion or passion to hinder your ability to respond rationally. You can influence your experience for the better by giving yourself plenty of time (say, six weeks or so) to gather all necessary facts before making a long-term commitment.

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Week Number 8
2020
Feb 16-22 2020
Leo
It will be helpful if any upcoming plans include the possibility of achieving positive outcomes for the good of all and are not a temporary fix against one crisis after another. Although it may be difficult to see beyond current challenges, it is only possible to reach a permanent resolution if you find a way around, over, or through a challenging dilemma. Even if you feel you lack the time or resources to act on your desire, it is important to consider the possibility you could succeed if you had enough information. This will offer insight not available under the guise of normal logic and open the door to a broader understanding. Let your imagination wander as it will, continuing to ask questions wherever you find yourself. Remember, life shrinks or expands according to one's courage. Give yourself permission to think the unthinkable, and you will achieve the impossible.

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Week Number 8
2020
Feb 16-22 2020
Virgo
A number of alignments are affecting your sign, Virgo. This may feel like a shift in focus or intensity in the coming days or weeks, with one of the most significant being the change in direction of Mercury, your ruling planet, to retrograde motion in your opposite sign, Pisces. Retrograde planets, planets that appear from our earthly perspective to be moving backward through the sky, ask more questions than they give answers. And Mercury's retrograde indicates you will be asking yourself a lot of questions in the next few weeks related to relationships past and present. It will be helpful if you can see this as a "review phase." Use it to investigate a possible change in perspective regarding what you need in your relationships going forward, always remembering you made the best choices for you in the past with the information available to you at the time. You are now in a new era of your life, free to use all you have learned to create healthier, happier relationships in the future.

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Week Number 8
2020
Feb 16-22 2020
Libra
Do you feel more daring where your relationships are concerned, Libra? With Venus making her once-a-year visit to your opposite sign, Aries, it isn't surprising. Although you may feel life has been a little too serious this year and has lacked the social lightness you prefer, your ruler has arrived in your 7th house of relationships a bit earlier than usual. However, there are still a number of alignments calling your attention to home, family, and day-to-day responsibilities. Look at these areas of your life as a way to stay grounded in the here and now. Venus can be passionate when transiting through Aries, and with Mercury turning to retrograde motion you may be a little more idealistic than normal. But all in all, it's a good week to take things less seriously, spend time with friends, and relax a little.

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Week Number 8
2020
Feb 16-22 2020
Scorpio
Looking at your chart, the proverb, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" came instantly to mind. Although your sign is one of the most hardworking of the zodiac (and I am certainly not accusing you of being dull), one advantage of having both Mars and Pluto (co-rulers of your sign) in Capricorn is a powerful, heads-down, logical approach you can use to your benefit in a responsible and methodical manner. However, this is no substitute for good, old fashioned fun. So, while you may be called to put in a little more effort to work out a few challenges this week, it isn't necessary to forego any and all pleasures. To prevent you from rushing through the week without at least one laugh, I suggest you schedule time to do something you enjoy. Watch a comedy or visit a friend you haven't seen in a while who always knows how to make you laugh no matter how serious your mood.

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Week Number 8
2020
Feb 16-22 2020
Sagittarius
For the next few weeks, rather than being certain what you want to come next, an ongoing experiment is called for. Upcoming alignments pose several areas of interest. The first might be, to what extent do your desires and impulses align with your principles? Said another way, do your actions align with your stated intentions? A second area of inquiry is related to your emotional attachments. Matters such as your sense of belonging and, by extension, any groups you are associated with are front and center. This comes down to the squishy issue of whether you feel secure without them. Keep your finger on the pulse of how much approval you need from outside yourself. One theme of the forthcoming phase of your life will be greater emotional independence. This does not mean facing existence entirely on your own, but rather the growing desire to liberate yourself from habits that bind you to others in ways that limit your ability to reach your full potential.

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Week Number 8
2020
Feb 16-22 2020
Capricorn
Let's contemplate the Saturn principle for a moment. Were someone to know only one thing from all of astrology about your ruler, Saturn, this would be it. Saturn energy is about taking responsibility and, therefore, personal authority over one's life, such that nobody has to tell you what to do or why to do it. This involves being aware of your environment and its boundaries and regulations and adapting yours to work with them. You understand your commitments, and you keep them without being told to. You become your own parents, boss, and police department, so that you don't need others nagging you from the outside to force you to comply. Drive safely, and you won't get pulled over. Pay your taxes, and the revenue department won't come after you. Honor your responsibilities, and they become privileges and opportunities. Those who do not do these things are the ones whose lives become a rolling disaster, or who never reach their potential due to seemingly external factors. There is always some obstacle, but Mars' entry into your sign will help you burn them off like the smothering undergrowth they are.

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Week Number 8
2020
Feb 16-22 2020
Aquarius
By the time Saturn enters your sign for a test run in March, you will be ready to move consciously into the next phase of your life. By then you will have had a few new, innovative ideas and be ready to commit to a medium- to long-range plan you are trying to work out. You have a desire to make things happen. In a world where most people ignore the future, you have something of a different mind game going on; that of preparing to take authority over your life. Yet you can't do this if you deny or refuse to take personal responsibility for your decisions so far. By this, I mean which parts of your past do you hold onto and repeat from time to time because it's more comfortable and requires less effort than change? You are finished with this sort of silly, self-defeating mind game. You play a role in every experience you have, even if only a minor one. You are capable of solving your problems on your own terms.

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Week Number 8
2020
Feb 16-22 2020
Pisces
For now, you want to resolve the past rather than do anything that will bind you to it. Most people know very little about resolving anything and tend to drag their personal history behind them in ways that are not useful. This prevents making actual progress. I suggest you connect with your future and with your potential and commit to take your mission seriously. This will require you to do something beyond what most of your peers are up to, including taking a different approach and attitude. Devotion to your purpose sets you apart. It makes you visible, and just that will carry an aura of success. You must maintain your public relations position in a sincere way, and simultaneously attend to the details of your friendships and your work. Relationships matter a lot now. Honor your commitments and pay attention to who does and does not honor theirs. People you don't yet know are observing you, so assume that all of your actions are visible. Yet you are finally free to be yourself in ways you never have been before. That is what makes this time in your life so very beautiful.

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Week Number 9
2020
Feb 23-29 2020
Aries
There may seem to be many different circumstances surrounding the answers to the question of who's the boss. However, you are in a position to lay claim to them one by one. After a while, you'll figure out they are all related and make the connections. Pattern recognition is vital, as is coming back to your center over and over again. Part of the challenge of holding one's authority is how easy it is to delegate our rights to choose, in seemingly insignificant ways, to others. That means granting others authority over portions of your life in certain relationships or circumstances (notice which), and having it taken from you at other times (notice those, too). Which eventually adds up to living someone else's agenda and values. One of the core struggles in claiming your right to make your own decisions is not wanting to take responsibility for doing so. There is also the problem of guilt, which would only be an issue were you claiming something not yours in the first place.

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Week Number 9
2020
Feb 23-29 2020
Taurus
Your parents or their presence may be looming large for you these days, though this is interlaced with a growing need for independence. That, it turns out, usually comes down to one's relationship to mom, dad, and other authority figures in their life. I know this is not a popular concept to consider; it has a way of not being consciously addressed by most. However, to the extent that you actually want or need your liberty, this is where to place your attention. You are looking for little nagging hints and snags that inhibit expressing your own desires or bind you to them emotionally, keeping you in the past and within parameters they found acceptable. In particular, certain individuals had a way of exercising a kind of bondage over your choices by setting limits on your ability to express yourself freely. That said, this is about you and only you, though the path to freedom has a lot to do with setting others free.

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Week Number 9
2020
Feb 23-29 2020
Gemini
It will help if you think of every social or professional encounter as a contract. There is an agreement involved, even if it is implied interest, or so casual a promise as, "I'll give you a call." Sometimes something is demanded or expected of you; sometimes you make a claim to an aspect of someone else. Usually this is all so subtle, hardly anyone notices. It is time to become a keen observer of these interchanges. There is a lot to them; much more than you may think. There are even subtler levels, though this is a good place to home in. If you track yourself for a few weeks, you will make discoveries that help you see ever more clearly the dynamics of your relationships. This, in turn, will help you recognize something of your inner dynamics and the way you experience the movement of time. Extracting yourself from attachments to the past will teach you a lot about why things were the way they were, way back then, yesterday, and today.

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Week Number 9
2020
Feb 23-29 2020
Cancer
The future is calling you, though not as clearly as you would like. It seems that more depends on you than on any external factors. It's as if you're following an idea that is invisible, when you're accustomed to using your eyes. Now you need to use other senses: hearing and feeling will be useful. Listen to what's going on around you, and notice your physical and emotional responses to your changing environments as you move through the day. Notice the scent of everyone you are close enough to detect, and of every room or space you enter. This alone might not point you to an answer, though you will gradually tune into another kind of information. Practice this yoga for a while, and you will notice how you feel doing things, being with people, or experiencing something from the sidelines. Gradually, a new guidance system will take over, and you will have different ideas about the course of your existence.

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Week Number 9
2020
Feb 23-29 2020
Leo
Early to mid-February was a tipping point for you, and now is an excellent time to (re)evaluate where you are. It would seem you have quite a bit to think and feel your way through. Important elements of your life, most likely your work and your health, have pushed you to some extremes the past few years, and you now have an opportunity to come back from the edge. I suggest you undertake the challenge with full awareness. One exercise you might try is imagining you're standing next to a cliff, and as you step away, you turn to face solid land till you're no longer worried about keeping your balance. You might ask what exactly you were doing out there, and how you felt, and what you could see so close to the precipice. Then do something nice and normal, like make yourself lunch. Slow down. Do something extremely rare: take a break from scheduling or planning the future. Stick to right here, right now.

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Week Number 9
2020
Feb 23-29 2020
Virgo
There has been quite a wild scene in your opposite sigh, Pisces, which acts as a sort of mirror reflection of your own inner world. The fog is likely to be clearing, though it would still be wise to proceed with caution when it comes to any form of expectations or perceptions you may have about a relationship. You're not necessarily wrong regarding how you feel about someone, or how they feel about you. But you are not necessarily correct either. What you want to do is map your ideas and presumptions against what you observe and experience, then track the differences. You may notice how far off you sometimes are, punctuated by moments when you're spot on. It will help if you don't rate your abilities as being higher than they are. Rather, underestimate the accuracy of your perceptions, and give yourself time; a lot of time, such as weeks or months; for the truth to dawn on you.

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Week Number 9
2020
Feb 23-29 2020
Libra
You may feel like a chance encounter is going to manifest as one of the great relationships of your life or be a turning point in an existing situation. The second is more likely to be true. It's not the relationship that is changing, but your experience of your role as partner. It would be difficult to overstate how crucial this is for you. How you cast yourself as lover, wife, or husband has everything to do with how you experience your relationships. I know it seems like you're responding to the other and like they have a profound effect on you. Yet, borrowing a useful term from biochemistry, your relationships are receptor-mediated. Let your circumstances and emotions teach you how this works. At the same time, borrow a bit of the unusual power of your ruler, Venus, and a conjunction of Black Moon Lilith and Chiron in your opposite sign to see people as they really are. You will know you're doing this when relating to someone feels like learning a foreign language that you gradually acquire.

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Week Number 9
2020
Feb 23-29 2020
Scorpio
What, exactly, happened in the past week or so? What are you figuring out? Does it involve a huge miscalculation, or will you pass through a spell of confusion and emerge unscathed? In any event, you're likely to learn you cannot guess about what someone is feeling toward you, themselves, or anyone else. There is the perception, and there is the truth of the matter. Both are subject to being discovered in layers and known for revealing themselves in the manner of a dream. Which leads to an interesting, therapy-styled metaphor: What if everything we experience is a dream, and you are represented by everyone in it (and by any important 'inanimate' objects)? What was the dream trying to tell you or, rather, what were you saying to yourself? Give each person, place, and thing a voice of its own, and count them as yours. If you can do this without presumptions or expectation, you will receive a very unexpected response.

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Week Number 9
2020
Feb 23-29 2020
Sagittarius
Every cell in your being is saying you need a new financial strategy and a new approach to the whole notion of money. This means expanding your financial concept to every kind of resource you have access to. Which I assure you is plenty. Much depends on how you perceive your assets, whether material, spiritual, or intellectual. Step back from those benefits that enter your life through others. This is about what you have, and what you have to offer. I say this knowing that most people are either clueless about what they possess or uncertain how to understand its usefulness to others. This is not an easy calculation, and a good many people go through the world feeling unworthy or worthless. I suggest you begin your assessment or reassessment in modest ways. Be grateful any time something you have to give becomes valuable to you or to someone else, and remain impeccably modest as you see just how much you have to offer.

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Week Number 9
2020
Feb 23-29 2020
Capricorn
You have turned a corner, though you haven't quite reached the sweet spot after all this enforced growth you've been experiencing. You might be waiting for the payoff. I propose that you notice what it's like not to be under so much stress. This may be subtle. It's a little like you climbed to a certain height and your ears popped, and in that moment, you noticed the sense of air pressure that wasn't obvious till your body responded to it. Make a careful note of where you are now and find some way to memorialize it: words and pictures, not posted to the internet but for your private use only (like an old-fashioned diary), would be good. You are approaching a time when the changes will accelerate, and you may forget this moment and all your concerns entirely. Yet you will want a kind of milepost, a way to track your progress. You can call your project, "Where I'm at right now, and how I feel about it."

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Week Number 9
2020
Feb 23-29 2020
Aquarius
With the Sun now in your 2nd solar house, you may be a bit distracted by how much is moving in the background of your awareness. Please don't drift too far from the necessities of your inner life, no matter how much your financial situation is calling you. You need your focus concentrated on your core being. That's not easy in our inside-out world. It's not easy when so many people are doing all they can to be accepted as part of one tribe or another. There will be time for that, if you decide it's what you want. Presently, something far more significant, unusual, and challenging is calling you. It has been for some time. You are in the midst of a profound rebirth and reorientation of your identity. This is not about other people or your relationships. Keep your awareness on you.

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Week Number 9
2020
Feb 23-29 2020
Pisces
Maintain the slow and steady pace that is so helpful to those born under your sign. Feel the tides come in and go back out, and notice the weather each day. Your choices and what you might call cosmic factors of circumstance have set you on a trajectory that will be transformational from what you've experienced in recent years. This will not occur all at once; you'll go through a series of progressions or developments and, before too long, you'll notice your life is in a different place. Though this is more about your state of mind than anything. You are approaching the time when your self-image will have nothing to do with how others perceive you or, more importantly, how you think they do. It's possible that this has never happened to you before, though if you think back over a good few years (1993 comes to mind, as does 2002), you may recognize the sensation. Wear your newfound confidence gently.

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Week Number 10
2020
Mar 01-07 2020
Aries
You have the opportunity to heal what may seem like a deep rift between who you are and how you present yourself to the world. Mars, your ruling planet, is now fully immersed in Capricorn, which is changing the tone of your life in a noticeable way. Take special care and caution on all matters associated with higher-ups, by which I mean people in authority of any kind. This includes its smaller forms, right down to postal clerks, in particular, anyone you report to or on whom you want to make a good impression. Take a minimalist approach and a proactive one. Do not spring any surprises. Work out the details of any plan you may be involved with, as the current condition of Mercury retrograde will have a tendency to complicate things and make communication unreliable. Mostly this is about how people handle their interactions with others, and an environment where it seems challenging to be mindful. That means you must pay all the more attention; make sure you understand the intentions of others (no assumptions). And be extremely cautious about taking authority that you do not have.

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Week Number 10
2020
Mar 01-07 2020
Aries
You have the opportunity to heal what may seem like a deep rift between who you are and how you present yourself to the world. Mars, your ruling planet, is now fully immersed in Capricorn, which is changing the tone of your life in a noticeable way. Take special care and caution on all matters associated with higher-ups, by which I mean people in authority of any kind. This includes its smaller forms, right down to postal clerks, in particular, anyone you report to or on whom you want to make a good impression. Take a minimalist approach and a proactive one. Do not spring any surprises. Work out the details of any plan you may be involved with, as the current condition of Mercury retrograde will have a tendency to complicate things and make communication unreliable. Mostly this is about how people handle their interactions with others, and an environment where it seems challenging to be mindful. That means you must pay all the more attention; make sure you understand the intentions of others (no assumptions). And be extremely cautious about taking authority that you do not have.

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Week Number 10
2020
Mar 01-07 2020
Taurus
You are becoming a new, updated version of your best self. Taurus and Venus enter your sign this week, indicating you are ready to share your new sense of freedom. You may draw support from Mars in your fellow earthy sign, Capricorn, which will lend momentum to your latest adventure or thought experiment. These experiences are yours to work with. That being said, I suggest you plan ahead in manageable bites for the foreseeable future, leaving yourself extra time for all your intended endeavors. Personally, I think it's not functional to fill up one's day-calendar months (or years) ahead. You want flexibility, which is the ability to make decisions. Leave at least half of your productive time (or more) unscheduled. Commit yourself only to your highest professional priorities and your most pleasurable activities. Be disciplined and structured, which in this scenario means limiting your commitments so you are free to add spontaneous play into each day. This week, be especially conscious in all public communications. Stop and think twice every time you click "post," "update," or "send."

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Week Number 10
2020
Mar 01-07 2020
Gemini
You are about to get a kind of power test, like running electricity through a new kind of circuitry. This particular test involves you sizing up the ability of others to influence you or meddle in your affairs. It also relates to what you do with desire, whether your own or that of someone else. If I may offer a suggestion here, you want to be the one making the decisions. You are the one who chooses what you do and do not do with your body and your mind. This is not so much about fending off aggression as it is handling the assertiveness of others, in situations where it may not serve your best interests. So that is the thing to check out first, last, and foremost. Consider whether the potential resulting attachment is going to benefit you. Notice whether you are making an implied commitment or an actual conscious decision. Where financial matters are concerned, you simply must stay in control of the contractual language. Where there is some important matter pending, with Mercury still retrograde, your best tactic will be to delay for a few weeks. Important information may still be on the way which could influence how you view certain matters.

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Week Number 10
2020
Mar 01-07 2020
Cancer
Mars in your opposite sign describes an increase in the energy from your surrounding environment. This could come in the form of professional offers, admirers, and detractors. There will be circumstances where you need to think quickly. I suggest reading Gemini, as the themes are similar (though more general than the contracts/sex/finances angle I describe there). One thing right off the stick is you must become comfortable with people expressing their attraction toward you. Notice your instinctive response both physically and emotionally. Remember, you get to respond your way; you make your own choices no matter what anyone else wants. Yet it will not be in your best interest to resist aggressively or push back. That doesn't work, especially with so much energy moving around you. All negotiations must be put on the slow track, giving you time to make a careful review of the 'who, what, and when' type of particulars. Mercury is still retrograde. Things are not quite what they seem, and you will only deduce the truth in layers. That said, listen to the very first thing someone says to you. That's most likely the truth. Not the second thing, the very first.

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Week Number 10
2020
Mar 01-07 2020
Leo
Do things that cool you off and provide a vent for your energy, of which you (thankfully) have plenty. Yet that energy can at times present itself as a sort of nervous, unfocused anxiety with no real source. I suggest you become aware of how your body is handling the pressure you have felt for at least the last three years. In particular, look after your health and stress level through the remainder of the season. You have probably learned a lot about listening to your body and keeping track of your energy levels. Pay special attention now. One challenge, though, is that it could be difficult to pin down specifics. Start with keeping track of your rest and resisting the temptation to work all the time (one of your specialties, though the current moment calls for some balance). Then do the Wise Woman thing and include time in your schedule to be alone long enough to nourish and replenish your mind, body, and spirit. Eat the foods that you need. Regulate your body temperature and make sure your physical environment is not too warm. If you're in a northern climate, wrap up and move around in some chilly air.

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Week Number 10
2020
Mar 01-07 2020
Virgo
With Mercury preparing to re-enter your opposite sign, Pisces, the reality of a personal situation may dawn on you, in the form of finally figuring out what someone close to you has been trying to say. The trick will be remembering what that was. It could seem like the most plainly obvious thing when you hear it, then could easily slip from your awareness. So, you will need to get pencil and paper and actually write it down. This is not merely about a fact; your perspective is intuitive, and this is easy to miss. You're also evolving your perception, so beware of the notion that you are perceiving someone or something in its 'final' form. Your experience, if you notice, will be more like peeling the layers of an onion. In particular, you are a work in rapid progress at the moment, and this is going to change the way you see people and how you relate to them. The fact that your awareness is changing means you are changing. And, it so happens, in ways you've been wanting to change for a long time.

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Week Number 10
2020
Mar 01-07 2020
Libra
Mars in Capricorn could have a way of kicking up some dust or hurt feelings from a past event or situation. You may get a sense of the places in your inner psyche you have yet to heal. Be glad you're finding out about them, and that they are revealing themselves under relatively calm circumstances. You know you've been through far worse at certain times in the past three years, and even in the more distant past. That, however, is easy to forget if you are feeling insecure. It's not possible to take retribution on the past, tempting though the feeling may be. You cannot fix your history; not, at least, under the conditions of linear time. You can only address how you feel now and tap into what it tells you about your previous experience and how it relates to your current circumstances. You can make choices about any conditions that may be prompting your feelings. Yet it is important to stay in the present, focused on the here and now. You may feel this is easier said than done, but once Venus enters Taurus it will become much easier to ground yourself and feel you are on more solid footing.

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Week Number 10
2020
Mar 01-07 2020
Capricorn
Mars is in your sign, which usually means energy and confidence. Yet, in an odd way you may feel blocked, as if you have passionate desires and deep intentions but feel powerless to do anything about them. Or you feel like there's too much "risk" involved in granting yourself permission to move in the direction you want. This may be an old kind of paralysis, and now you get to figure it out and move through it. If you look a little deeper, consider the possibility you're afraid you may go out of control. See if you can notice the sensation of needing to "hold it in" so you don't "let it all out." Truth is, once you get going on the thing you want and need to do, you're going to let it all out. To tap into your energy is to release your energy. Keeping yourself entirely in check is not really any form of protection. Usually, it's a way to compromise or to please someone whom you perceive as holding power over you. You no longer need to do that, though you might piss off someone in the process. You have your business and they have theirs.

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Week Number 10
2020
Mar 01-07 2020
Aquarius
You might approach the next week with a healthy, wholesome dose of "been there, done that" as you get another chance to experience your anxieties. You would benefit from using the skills you have acquired over the last few years. We are taught (or told over and over again) that fear is not effective or accurate or useful. But addressing it remains a vexing issue, in a world where there seems to be new terror around every corner. Yet is that really true? Yes, we are mortal; yes, we face the challenge or struggle to survive. Many struggle to get through the day. But that's different from guilt or anxiety, whether general or projected onto some specific topic. You might pay special attention to fears projected onto sexuality or expressing yourself creatively in any form. That will contain particularly vital information, especially if the fear comes in the form of guilt. Have you tried to exercise your sexual freedom or express who you are outside acceptable boundaries lately, whether in your mind, with your words, or with your body? What exactly happens when you do? Now is your chance to notice how, with each attempt, you release an old concept of who you are and what you are capable of achieving.

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Week Number 10
2020
Mar 01-07 2020
Pisces
Retrograde Mercury is preparing to re-enter Aquarius, as if to help you clarify or gain additional insights into information you received last month. You may have noticed you've been investing considerable energy in getting others to take responsibility for themselves. This may be an actual fact and necessity of your existence. However, you might find it easier simply to move on from those who lack or are deficient in the basic value of personal accountability. You have enough to do, and you have enough people to do it with; and most of those you have around you now are not strictly necessary. This week, experiment with the idea that you're on your own; a solo actor rather than part of some group or social network. The issue is not so much about others as it is about you feeling you belong. If you are in doubt, I promise this is beyond question. But it is necessary at times to stand apart from others and make your own way regardless of what they do. This will release you from obligations you are adhering to that are no longer relevant for you or others, freeing your energy for more enjoyable experiences.

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Week Number 11
2020
Mar 08-14 2020
Aries
Over the next week or so, your current attempt to become more yourself will go from an external experience (something you share with others, seemingly instigated by external factors) to a deeply internal one (what you feel, how you are challenged to grow, and letting go of who you no longer want to be for a better version of yourself). There will be times along the way to learning who you are that you need to exaggerate a little. That might mean speaking a little more loudly, dressing in bright colors, or seeking more attention for something you've done or are doing. It might mean shifting the emphasis of a relationship to your agenda. This is not a 'permanent' state but rather a test run, like trying something on. Then you might reflect and make some adjustments. This seems to be happening on a deep level for you: both the trying on and, soon, the adjustment process. You are likely to be discovering a kind of inner power you were previously only dimly aware of. But once discovered, it will never be lost to you again.

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Week Number 11
2020
Mar 08-24 2020
Taurus
A number of factors in your chart tell me you may be feeling it's time to put yourself out there; announce your existence, make a statement, take a position; though there are no assurances of how your message will be received. Particularly now, with the world so polarized and everyone so confused, anything could be taken as meaning anything. That said, you seem determined to get your message out or make your presence known. Which will help you release some of the bottled-up energy bubbling up to the surface. One way to handle the energy this week is by conducting test runs of your ideas. Float your most interesting ones both on social media and during in-person conversations, then see what kind of response you receive. In a couple of weeks, repeat the process after Mercury begins to cover new ground. Do your best to state your idea in as neutral a way as possible, and then explore the ensuing discussion. You're likely to hear things you never would have expected. Start on a small scale, and carefully study the results. Apply this approach to any communication puzzle you may be facing in your life, whether personal or professional.

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Week Number 11
2020
Mar 08-14 2020
Gemini
Proceed with both caution and patience in equal measure on any moves related to your career or public reputation. There is way too much room for error, illusion, and misunderstanding at the moment, which pretty much assures you're likely to get it wrong, for now. To prevent this, I suggest you place yourself in research and fact-finding mode. Do a lot of listening. Track multiple sources of data and figure out what is actually going on. This will help you build a strategy you can put to work sometime after your ruler, Mercury, clears an upcoming conjunction with Neptune in Pisces. If, meanwhile, you are doing something related to a career change, a new job, or some role where you must take authority, tune in like an owl watching a forest at night. Take your time and don't make any sudden moves! Information will come to you by way of unusual, invisible, or seemingly impossible means. When in doubt, break out the three-column method for assessing a situation or pattern of facts: 1. What you know for sure; 2. What you don't know; 3. What you suspect. Work on that for a while and see what happens.

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Week Number 11
2020
Mar 08-14 2020
Cancer
Your best new plan may be a dusted-off old one. So, take a little while, and retrieve and review a number of possibilities you considered to be high priorities in the past. Ruminate on them a bit and see what you come up with. No doubt they will need a little modernization, though it's the central idea that counts. Don't forget, necessity is the Mother of invention. Meanwhile, whatever you're involved in at the moment has the potential to be done in a unique and interesting way. That means unique and interesting for you in a way that excites you and engages your curiosity. This is especially true of any communication-related venture, such as writing, broadcast, or even music. You're also in a brilliant moment to turn supposedly spiritual teachings on their ear and set yourself free from ideas you have found vexing in the past. You have some extra-penetrating vision to see past lies, deception, and disinformation in any form. This talent will serve you well in a time when many welcome the illusions so readily offered without question. Use your talent to see and live your truth.

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Week Number 11
2020
Mar 08-14 2020
Leo
Mercury turns to forward motion in your opposite sign, Aquarius, this week. You may make a discovery or connection (over the next few days to a week) which will seem like a veil being dropped off of the hidden truth behind a particular aspect of a relationship or partnership. Take this gently. You have no need to act at this point, only to be aware of your feelings and how you're responding to them. If you're inclined to discuss this topic with an intimate or business partner, make sure you have a sense of where you're coming from before you do. Sit with your impressions until you get some clarity. Now is not, however, the best time to take action within major partnerships, be they sexual or financial. It is, though, a more appropriate moment to carry on a conversation at a low simmer, meaning take a slow and steady approach using both your head and heart. Expand your awareness to where those with whom you have commitments are coming from: how they feel about themselves, about you, and about your shared circumstances. If you take your time with this process and can prevent yourself from making any assumptions, you will learn all you need to know about what comes next.

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Week Number 11
2020
Mar 08-14 2020
Virgo
The full moon in your sign is offering you an opportunity to reflect on the ways it is so easy for you to lose yourself in others. Which tends to be the case when Pisces is one's opposite sign. You have a certain way of placing others on a pedestal and placing their needs and desires above your own. Yet while Mars is coming into contact with so many planets as it makes its way through Capricorn, your solar 5th house, your own creative/experimental side is calling for your attention. This transit is inviting you to indulge your needs, desires, and most creative talents over those of others. You may feel if you do, you will go out of control; though, in a sense, that is the idea. Virgos have a way of being a bit compressed and over-cautious where self-expression is concerned. Even small gestures can seem like a big deal, though now you're being fired up by Mars, in its sign of exaltation. This is about the love you make as much as it is about anything else you might design, draw, sculpt, fabricate, or scribble onto a napkin. Stay in territory that feels a little dangerous, and where you're not sure of the outcome. What you're going for is the feeling of connecting your ideas to physical expression. Let it happen.

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Week Number 11
2020
Mar 08-14 2020
Libra
It would seem that the only way to let go of your past familial history is to immerse yourself in whatever you're feeling. You seem to be working to resolve old anger and insecurity. Mercury retrograde may throw a fog over that basic fact, making it seem like something else is worrying you; one of your usual health complaints, for example. Yet these always tie into what you're feeling on the most elemental level: hungry, thirsty, confident, insecure, betrayed, neglected, or others on that level. So, keep it basic and notice what your body is telling you, rather than what you think it's telling you. Down at the root level, you are doing two things in one: you are claiming something, and you're letting something go. There is an exchange involved. Identify what you don't want, feel it deeply, and choose to release your attachment. Then feel what you want the most and claim it as your own. This involves what motivates you and what makes you tick on the most fundamental level. Which may or may not have been a priority for others in the past. But you are in charge of your agenda and your future. Set your own terms.

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Week Number 11
2020
Mar 08-14 2020
Scorpio
Most people's lives seem to be stuck on repeat like an old broken record, even as new insights surrounding certain circumstances make themselves available. Humans, it seems, have a hard time changing their minds, even in the face of overwhelming information. Yet you no longer fear the unknown and have no interest in remaining stuck in a situation you have the ability to influence. You've been confronted with many reasons, both urgent and subtle, to rethink several vital matters in your life. They may pertain to family, to business, or to where you live. You probably know what they are: they are the topics that come up persistently in your conversation or show up in your dreams. Mars is now bringing you a new burst of energy that will help you not only to think things through but also to engage the previously missing step, which is taking action. What we are losing track of in our era is that choices must often be enforced by sustained and disciplined acts of courage: actual things you do, and then make sure you did right, and adjust or re-do if necessary, until they take root and you get yourself to a new level of comfort and stability.

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Week Number 11
2020
Mar 08-14 2020
Sagittarius
Your finances are not the only priority needing your attention at the moment, though they are a meaningful one. Your life right now is a study in what you value most; what you hold dear; what you actually live for. This, above all else, gives you a sense of who you are. Some people know this, and others have to figure it out. Don't assume you know how you feel just yet. The world (and the astrology) is too confused for easy answers, which rarely tell us anything anyway. It is often extreme events that teach us what matters. People tend to learn the most from experiences of loss or threat to what they hold dear. I encourage you to take a gentler approach and make a true inquiry of what has changed for you and who and what now hold your attention most frequently. Here is a clue. There were certain things that really, really mattered to you, which no longer hold so much energy. There are new ideas you have and want to pursue, though the ultimate test is whether you act on them. And there is one thing from the past that is reminding you it still matters; a lot.

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Week Number 11
2020
Mar 08-14 2020
Capricorn
Mars in your own sign is making several powerful alignments. This is encouraging you to confront your fears. It's time you addressed the more influential hang-ups in a direct fashion. They certainly have their way with you often enough, to the point where you can barely move or make a decision. I suggest you be more curious about this. What happens when you strive to choose something for yourself? How long can you sustain your motivation? Then, what typically happens when you act on your decisions? By this, I mean when you decide on something that actually matters. Have you noticed a pattern related to your feelings or to what manifests in your environment? Be particularly vigilant about feelings of guilt; notice where they are coming from. Do they have roots in the distant past? Take note when it seems others move to dissuade you or block your movement. This can take the form of anyone or anything appearing in the role of an authority figure. Guilt is a sure sign you think someone is trying to run your life. Become aware of how you respond. Then make the necessary adjustments to become your own best authority on what is right for you.

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Week Number 11
2020
Mar 08-14 2020
Aquarius
There has been a lot going on in your inner world for as long as you can remember. Your 12th house is occupied by Capricorn, the center of the most extended period of extraordinary astrology we have experienced in our lifetime. With so much energy bottled up here, for many moons the past has seemed as real for you as, or more real than, the present. This must be annoying, though it has the advantage of being familiar. After a while, what is familiar ceases to be a comfort zone and is more like living a film loop that gradually deteriorates but keeps repeating. The question you might ask is, Is there some element of your personal history that is trying to get your attention? Do you mistake it for something else? It's unlikely to be the thing you keep assuming it is. What is hemming you in is something other than what you believe. So, start with a list of what you think your limitations are, and then cross them all off and look for the things you have not thought of. And remember that sometimes when you feel there is no way out, you simply must summon your deepest courage and break through.

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Week Number 11
2020
Mar 08-14 2020
Pisces
With Mars fully immersed in the energy of Capricorn, you will be drawn for the next few weeks to make your mark on the world. You will know you're doing this when you feel the friction. There is energy involved, and some adventure, and a sense of a quest or purpose. Basically, your chart describes a time of doing the groundwork and the one-to-one retail sales of getting your idea going. Mars is currently moving through the social angle of your chart, which is the 11th house (this alone suggests that for you, social and professional have a strong affinity for one another). Now is the time to work this angle. But remember, with Mars you need persistence, not a miss-or-hit approach, and to have a thicker skin than usual. You might come across to someone as annoying, to someone else as too pushy; still, others will see you as determined and focused and someone they can depend on. Keep going and form bonds with those with whom you feel an affinity, though it's up to you to ensure it's productive and collaborative. This is not a time to compromise on your goals and aspirations. Rather, it's the time to be originally and exclusively you.

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Week Number 12
2020
Mar 15-21 2020
Aries
Be wary of any relationships in your private or professional life where you must make any adjustments that another person is not willing to make in kind. We are told over and over through life that we must adjust ourselves for others. There is a limit to which this is possible, though when it is, there is usually a mutual meeting involved where two people create changes together and are both the better for it. Yet this is a rare condition, requiring sincerity and strength of character. You have spent much of the last few years making a place for yourself in the world, and now having the Sun entering your sign on the 19th and your ruler transiting through the 10th house of your solar chart places these aspects front and center. It may be near impossible to avoid the fray. But tension has a way of putting one in touch with their most creative problem-solving skills, of which you have more than enough. Take your time and weigh all your options before responding to what may seem like unreasonable demands. There is no time like the present to connect with your inner guides and make the wisest choice possible--which will turn out to have benefits you were not expecting.

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Week Number 12
2020
Mar 15-21 2020
Taurus
I can only assume you are feeling more comfortable these days as your ruler, Venus, transits your sign. You now have a better sense of who you trust and can rely on in your life. Though it is a good idea at all times, this must be your first qualification before making, or receiving, a commitment from anyone. Many elements of your life are in transition toward more grounded, mutual forms of understanding and reliance. You need no rosy, romantic notions of relationship, just consistently balanced and honest interactions. If it's easy to set a time and place for dinner, that's a good indication you have the respect and commitment of those you are involved with. If everyone shows up, that's even better. Yet there may still be a few communication challenges along the way even in the best of relationships, so make sure you have a clear understanding before you make any decisions. One of your greatest assets is the ability to seek information and ask appropriate questions diplomatically (including those you need to ask yourself), which will help you ferret out any misunderstandings or confusion in the next few weeks. You will have new ideas in the coming days. Follow the threads and see where they lead.

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Week Number 12
2020
Mar 15-21 2020
Gemini
You may have been wondering what you've been through the past couple of years, and why your life has been so challenging. It helps that your ruler, Mercury, is now moving forward, but there are still a few surprises in the making. One of them may be related to your career and the confusion surrounding what you want to do with your life now that you can finally choose where you go from here. This is a reorientation of sorts so that you can take this question from a different angle; a more spiritual perspective is called for, and this is becoming more apparent with every passing day. The days of choosing to live your life based on the approval of others have passed, and you will find it much easier to get traction and have a clear thought without the distorted views of certain authority figures getting in the way. This implies it will be necessary for you to keep all four wheels on the ground and stay out of the mud. By this, I mean avoid placing others' desire for you above your own. Stick to traveling on solid earth. You don't need to take unnecessary risks to have an adventure, and you don't need to change in order to please anyone. Be your own best friend and you will notice who is truly interested in you.

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Week Number 12
2020
Mar 15-21 2020
Cancer
The extraordinary astrology taking place describes a time when you are on a quest of setting your spirit free. The approaching connections Mars will make with Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in your opposite sign are about deadlocks coming loose. Mercury in Pisces will help you gain a deeper understanding of your own motives and those of the people you care about. Yet you must be fully attentive and use what you know. Your current emotional state may be affecting your ability to be open and willing. It will come down to what I refer to as your level of density. What I mean by this is the way you have a tendency to see the world (from an emotional perspective) as restricting or supportive based on how you feel at any given moment. On the odd occasion when you feel life is overwhelmingly negative, you shut yourself off from the world and become guarded and heavy. But by shutting yourself off, you prevent yourself from acting on what you know to be true. And there is no time to waste going down this rabbit hole at the moment. Projects and personal growth endeavors that seemed delayed or stalled out are ready to yield to your willpower if you are open, willing, and ready to see what is just below the surface as only an excuse you give to hold yourself back.

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Week Number 12
2020
Mar 15-21 2020
Leo
You may be misinterpreting the current cosmic message as that you must work harder. There is another way to view the motivating influence of Mars transiting the 6th house of your solar chart. It is fair to say you have been under considerable pressure for a number of years. Now, you have extra motivation to address the imbalances in your day-to-day commitments and routines. One thing is clear, however: you have more ability to influence the challenges you face than you know. Yet it is important to use the right tool for the job. As in, don't use a sledgehammer when a small hammer will do. There is a risk here of pushing too hard, and it is best to consider your options before taking action. Which means working smarter, not harder. One way to do this is accepting when it is better to delegate some of the tasks you usually do to others. Would you try to install the electrical in your office or home yourself, or would you hire a qualified professional instead? Then there are those tasks beneath your current level of expertise. There is someone nearby who is perfectly qualified to help you out. Your life will become much easier if you hand these tasks off to someone else.

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Week Number 12
2020
Mar 15-21 2020
Virgo
You are about to be handed a personal blessing in the form of motivation that will grant you the freedom to shape your own character. You get to be who you want to be, as long as you're true to your deeper nature; which just happens to be someone who is versatile and flexible. Yet it may feel as if you have been stuck surrounded by a very tall, invisible wall with no way out for far too long. But you have recently begun to think of your life as an experiment in discovery. The wall you thought you could not penetrate is an imaginary, self-imposed restriction emanating from an internal source, like a holographic image in your mind. Now that you know, imagine you are watching it crumble before your eyes. Trust me, there is plenty to discover in any resulting environment in which you find yourself, and now is a good time to grant yourself the freedom to experiment. It's a gift few people ever give themselves. This will set you apart. But once you do, you may want to make new, equally courageous friends or reacquaint yourself with some old ones from the past who have been beckoning you to join them. What you are looking for is the spiritual freedom to be creative for the sake of it. In truth, is there any other kind?

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Week Number 12
2020
Mar 15-21 2020
Libra
Saturn entering Aquarius at the end of this week signifies a deliverance from your persistent self-confidence issues. The question remains whether you had a reason to feel like you've been living on shaky ground for so long, or were you merely caught in an emotional loop. The answer is probably both, though there is one crucial factor involved: somehow thinking you need the approval of your family to do what you want to do. This kind of insecurity often ends up being used as a convenient excuse to avoid your desires and talents and is a good fodder for therapy that goes on for years and years. There comes a time, rapidly approaching, when you have to break some rules and be determined to flunk the purity test. Rest assured that very few people actually care. Your life is now about honoring your plans and motives, or at least keeping them central to your design scheme. Others will try to get your attention and insist that their priorities are the real ones for you to follow. You must resist these lobbying efforts, particularly at work. Events this week will provide the opportunity for you to focus efforts, with enough time to stabilize your workflow, get into a rhythm, and have the feeling of accomplishment. Hold that rhythm until Saturn changes signs over-night on the 21st-22nd, and you will begin a whole new experiment in something truly impressive.

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Week Number 12
2020
Mar 15-21 2020
Scorpio
It is up to you where you go from here. You may be finding it hilarious what passes as originality these days (like when your kid thinks some song or movie is so great that you know is a remake from long ago). It's time for you to stick out your thumb, or pack your bicycle, and head for the open road. To ascend to the high peaks of the mind and see the landscape that few ever get to witness. To do this, you'll need to leave something behind: a mentality you've dragged around for years, an inherited one. You won't know how good this feels until you do it, so I suggest you encourage yourself, give yourself a push, and get out the door. If you can't forget what other people think, be a little aggressive about not caring. Or hand it back rebelliously. If you catch yourself seeking approval of anyone (friends, family, colleagues, your partner), whomever; do your best to persist. This is not an easy thing to do in 2020; it's natural to worry about being rejected if you don't have the same tattoo and the same 'ideas' as everyone else. However, new and different things are about to happen. It's up to you whether you stay home and feel insecure or get out the door (and the door of your mind) and find out what the universe is made of. This is a journey, a trip, a trek. Experiencing the unfamiliar is directly involved. If you're doing this right, you should feel a little nervous and have the sense that you'll be some kind of outcast. Then, keep going.

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Week Number 12
2020
Mar 15-21 2020
Sagittarius
A lot changes this week. Rare alignments take place, Saturn changes signs, and the world may seem to thunder and quake. Your challenge will be mediating between feeling your power and your emotional vulnerability. The question you must ask yourself is which one gets the last word, when it comes to the choices you make? For one born under a sign as supposedly bold as yours, you do tend to take safe (or seemingly safe) options on a fairly regular basis. This would seem to be motivated by self-preservation. However, you can no longer cling to the thing you think you're preserving, because it no longer exists. That element of yourself that needs to be protected has long since exited the room, though it's left its memory behind. Don't try to live for that memory or the nostalgia of the past. Yes, both the present and future seem a little dangerous, but living in any form of a fantasy is much more so. And that is where most of the world is at the moment, trying to convince itself what is real and what is not, rather than directly seeking answers. Your astrology suggests that access to your confidence is, now more than ever, a personal choice. Think of your self-assurance as something you choose, rather than something you earn, aspire to, or encounter by accident. The question is whether you want it or not. The more you feel your strength, the more likely you will want to use it. The more you use it, the greater challenges you will encounter. It's better to take those on a voluntary basis.

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Week Number 12
2020
Mar 15-21 2020
Capricorn
This is a week of significant events involving your sign. There are too many to go into in such a small space. The big ones include Mars' conjunction with Jupiter; Saturn exiting your sign and entering Aquarius over-night the 21st-22nd (a 29-year event); and the buildup of Jupiter conjunct Pluto (exact April 4th or maybe 5th depending on your time-zone but cooking hot for you even now). Mars is driving this energy, in speed and intensity. You'll probably feel like a different person on an almost day-by-day basis. This in turn may come with the sensation you have molted your skin or outer layer, like a crab or snake. Yet you will also experience your surroundings in a new way, which means, above all else, to feel like yourself. You can't really feel anything else, can you? Whatever that something else may be, the sensation is coming through you. The crust you're shedding was serving as a form of insulation. The substance was made of various excuses, insecurities, and scenarios: in essence, stories. I have a suggestion: reject the concept of a story. I know it's all the rage now; the story of everyone and everything is plastered everywhere. This word has become a verbal tic, and I consider it a form of a cover-up. You have something better available, which is direct revelation of the world as it is now. This is more than perception (also a form of made-up story). What you have available is for the world to reveal itself and for you to reveal yourself.

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Week Number 12
2020
Mar 15-21 2020
Aquarius
This week, one of the best things in all of astrology takes place: Saturn enters your sign, on a test run between over-night March 21st-22nd and when it re-enters Capricorn on July 1st. For those with Aquarius Sun or rising sign, this will feel like a container cracking open and suddenly allowing in light and oxygen. Saturn is not just very well-placed in Aquarius; it is a central concept in astrology. I am aware of the negative propaganda circulating about "Saturn entering a sign [allegedly] ruled by Uranus," though you can count this on the level of astrology for entertainment purposes only. Saturn in Aquarius is more like your favorite band taking the stage on a really good night. Or a professor you meet as a sophomore who explains your chosen subject in a way that fully engages your mind and motivation. And this is only the warm-up. The focus of your astrology has long been one sign back, in Capricorn, which has been a constant source of pressure, instability, fear, and a measure of introspection (if you could go there). The introspection continues with the stunning conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto, which you could describe as the inner light. Saturn in Aquarius will invite you to feel stability, rare to find the past few years. It will get you out of your head, and help you externalize an element of your deep inner world and integrate it into the self you utilize and communicate through every day.

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Week Number 12
2020
Mar 15-21 2020
Pisces
With Neptune in your sign and Mercury entering for the second time in less than a month, you have an unusual shapeshifting ability, which grants you a kind of superpower. You can ultimately convince anyone that you're anything they want you to be. This is the potentially dangerous side of the ability, and the lesser. The greater, and the safer, is to use your power to change your perspective from an external source to your own inner one. That really means allowing yourself to birth a new view of yourself, and to embrace an altogether different understanding of why people are in your life. This counts for a lot when you think about it. The people with whom you interact on a regular basis shape your reality and in turn shape how you see yourself and the world around you. It is a strange feeling when you realize you can shift that process into something more useful simply by reorienting your perspective to deeper within. That something deeper is you and your purpose. You don't need permission or approval from others to be and do what you came here to do. However, you do need others in your life. Now you know you are in charge of shaping your relationships as you choose. As opposed to unconsciously granting them access to shape you.

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Week Number 13
2020
Mar 22-28 2020
Aries
It should be self-evident it is time to set aside any notion of 'every man for himself' and remember your ethics. Also, keep a lookout for people who are adopting that strategy in your personal and social environment. There will be many opportunities for you to participate in a constructive and positive way, which will serve the purpose of easing your path through the world. The qualities to focus on now are cooperation and collaboration. We are so unaccustomed to doing this that our whole orientation as a society will be required to shift. And before that, individual people will need to shift the fundamental ground of conflict we usually stand on, which is necessary in a society based on competition. While you can't create this shift all by yourself, you can decide where to invest your energy. That, in turn, determines the mode of leadership you embody. There will be relatively few people who are able to stay centered, take care of themselves, and set a positive example. With the New Moon taking place in your sign, it's up to you to be one of them.

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Week Number 13
2020
Mar 22-28 2020
Taurus
The New Moon taking place this week in the 12th house of your solar chart, occupied by the sign Aries, is pushing you to experiment with greater freedom and a more authentic approach to life. Experiences in the 12th house have a way of taking over and guiding one's evaluation of life and one's decisions. The philosophy to practice is 'live and let live.' Remember, if you choose to explore beyond your usual bounds, that implies allowing others to do the same. This is not a tidy little equation, though. The bottom line is your personal identity, which in this form means not having your identity threatened by the past. This will challenge you to find the solid ground within yourself, and once you do, that is the place to stand. If there is one advantage to the present condition of the world, it's that we are all living a little closer to the edge of existence. It's now obvious that life does not always go on as usual. And in that truth are potentially great blessings.

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Week Number 13
2020
Mar 22-28 2020
Gemini
Remember your most cherished goals, particularly in the midst of any negotiations. Do not allow anyone to push you back, distract you, or convince you that you're somehow being unfair. It would be unwise to fight or to push back too hard. Neither would it serve you just to cave in and give others what they want, if you feel it's not the right thing to do. The way to proceed is to be gently persistent. Keep your own interests in mind. This is a form of selfishness, though I don't mean in the sense of thinking others don't matter. In fact, others do matter to you, and that's the thing you must be aware of. Your idea of the 'other' is so relevant to you that you can lose track of your own needs, desires, and best interests. So, all you need to do is keep them in mind, by which I mean -- really in mind. No matter what may be going on in the world or in your life, remind yourself of what you want to do the very most and take at least one action to set your desires in motion.

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Week Number 13
2020
Mar 22-28 2020
Cancer
Everyone is being called to leadership, though perhaps in as many different senses of the word as there are people. With a New Moon taking place in the 10th house, associated with the reputation and responsibility angle of your chart, later this week -- which, for you, is Aries -- take the occasion to be at your very best. You have strength of character and a focused moral bearing that few possess. This exists for you as potential you know you can access. In recent years you've been getting the message that there is no digressing from this particular calling. Now, you're actually needed. The thing you don't want to do is take a "save the world" position. Rather, begin taking note of your own state of being, your feelings, and your basic needs. It's essential that you begin with yourself, because the thing you're teaching is for others to take care of themselves. From that perspective, you will see specific ways you may be of limited help. That is the idea.

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Week Number 13
2020
Mar 22-28 2020
Leo
Given our current state of affairs, it is particularly important you take steps to guard your health for the foreseeable future, which means not taking any needless chances. Do all the basic things you know that nourish your body and your spirit. I say this knowing the same astrology calling for you to cool down a bit is also driving you to push a little harder -- hence, my recommendation. This may be a difficult balance to attain, though striving to do so will teach you how to keep your priorities in order. Food and rest are essential. Run through your agenda and cut back anything that consumes your energy needlessly. Be mindful of activities that require you to go out of your way. Much of the shuttling around people do is avoidable: not all, but at least some of it. Notice how helpful removing even one thing from your agenda is, which is what to do when you get the feeling you cannot sustain your energy output. Then, focus on efficiency and economy. Those things do exist and are beautiful.

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Week Number 13
2020
Mar 22-28 2020
Virgo
The past few weeks have probably been quite a ride for you. If one thing has come into focus, it's your true need to see the world from other people's point of view. This is easy for some and difficult for others. One thing I can tell you from my adventures as a life coach, hypnotist, and astrologer is that people drop hints about their perspective. They don't just spill the beans, let it all out, and reveal their cosmology. Those small clues can be genuinely meaningful and helpful, if you're listening and you keep them in context. People reveal how much they think their existence is worth; what they think is possible; and how they feel about others. They reveal their needs. Yet you must listen carefully and take these things under advisement, rather than acting on them in a lurch. It is, under the best conditions, difficult to get to know people, though at the moment you possess a sort of x-ray vision that allows you to see what and where others cannot, giving you the advantage. Use it wisely.

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Week Number 13
2020
Mar 22-28 2020
Libra
You may feel like you're at the epicenter of an earthquake as Mars' movement through Capricorn makes your world shake and vibrate. That's the best time to live in a tent, because if it falls down, you won't get hurt. You can just put it back up. The equivalent of a tent is keeping things light. Your inner emotional environment may be amplified, which means things may sound and feel louder than they really are. So you will need to bring modulation to your inner dialog and turn down certain voices within yourself that are causing you anxiety. Don't shut them out; instead, just keep them in proportion. There is a whole other inner reality speaking to you now, a deep and necessary calling. Some words from "A Course in Miracles" come to mind: "My happiness and my function are one." Remind yourself of that frequently and the idea will come into focus.

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Week Number 13
2020
Mar 22-28 2020
Scorpio
Mars has been on the move and making significant contact with major players in our current world, which is especially important to you as this is the planet that (actually) rules your sign. Yes, Pluto is important and also in the picture, though Mars is the working end of the stick (and it's definitely working at the moment). The thing to do is to get control over your words. This holds true whatever they are about: you want to be their master and not let them master you. That means planning what you say; it means writing thoughtfully, followed by editing. It means delaying pushing "send" or "publish" for as long as possible. If your temper is hot, refrain from speaking, especially in meetings or in public. Work out any anger you feel before expressing yourself. You're most certainly in a position to overreact. Overreacting will be all the more detrimental if you are right; your point will be lost. And here is the thing: your point is so strong, you don't even need to speak above a whisper. So remember, you can afford to pause and check your perceptions; you can afford to speak less. You might not need to speak at all; instead, let others reveal themselves to you.

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Week Number 13
2020
Mar 22-28 2020
Sagittarius
You have many advantages in your particular situation, no matter how weird or difficult it may seem. And you may lack many of the disadvantages that are causing problems for others. If you look closely, you will see you're in a situation you can make work for you, though this will be a conscious act, not an accident. There remains plenty that can go wrong, though the quality of your attention will be the single most important determining factor. In addition to having the deck stacked in your favor, and pretty much being the one in charge of your destiny, your influence is needed now, wherever you may be. Make sure you use your power in homeopathic doses. Let your presence alone have as much of an effect as possible. Your money may be influential. Living out your priorities will be especially so. There are many forms of influence, and you have access to all of them at this time. Don't shy away from your own strength to influence your world for the better.

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Week Number 13
2020
Mar 22-28 2020
Capricorn
The New Moon takes place this week, the first one as a new season begins. This is always a time of concentrating your energy and consciously shifting the story of your life. Proceed gently, slowly, and with extra awareness. Mars' energy seems to be motivating you to act out, which means you run the risk of pushing too hard or in the wrong direction. Chances are you have experienced a series of seemingly sudden shifts since the equinox. If you look around now, you will notice what you need to change. Anything that has seemed to emerge out of nowhere will have already been on your radar for quite some time, so take a moment and scan your feelings and your instruments. Notice the things you've said to yourself at least five times and get ready to take action on those very items. When the time comes, you will need to act decisively and with confidence. That also means acting minimally, to get the effect you are seeking. Small moves will count for a lot.

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Week Number 13
2020
Mar 22-28 2020
Aquarius
Well, the world has become quite the adventure lately, hasn't it? You have a much better sense of what's happening and where you fit in now that Saturn has entered your sign. This may feel like you have replaced a lens or put one where there was none before. You can see things you have never seen and distinguish new features in what you've been looking at for a long time. This has happened before: the "pyramid on Mars" was not really a pyramid. Yet some people still believe it was. Though you cannot always trust what your eyes tell you, you will benefit from taking it into account. More than anything, though, you are growing, changing, and maturing, and this is the new lens through which you are looking at the world. Saturn's presence will present many blessings and some appropriate challenges that you are most surely ready for. This is a test run that will last until Saturn returns to Capricorn for close to an additional six months stay beginning in July. Use the time between now and July to establish a safe structure you can expand upon for the foreseeable future.

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Week Number 13
2020
Mar 22-28 2020
Pisces
It may seem doubtful at times, but there is room for you in this world. Not only that, you have a purpose and a calling. You're already aware of this, though the signal is stronger at some times than at others. Over the next couple of weeks, you will be getting additional information about the nature of your new role. Listen to your inner voice carefully. Observe the world as silently as you can, standing back a little and appreciating what is going on. While there will be as many expressions of this astrology as there are Pisceans in the world, the basic scenario is this: your signal is being increased, by which I mean the message you broadcast to existence. And existence is going to respond as your thoughts ripple out. This may be on a microcosmic scale; it may be on some modest community scale; we may be talking about something on some mega scale, suited to your sign (which covers such things). Edit carefully; anyone may be reading.

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Week Number 14
2020
Mar 29 - Apr 04 2020
Aries
On Tuesday, your ruler, Mars, meets with Saturn, newly arrived in Aquarius. This event connects to the planetary pattern that's driving the rather strange world situation. In other words, you have been and will continue to be plugged into the zeitgeist, exactly and precisely, and you're placed at the turning point (or is that the tipping point). That astrology describes the nature of the healing crisis we are in. You are part of the solution. Practice this in small ways. Begin with awareness: pay attention to what is happening in all directions. Continue with quietly being a catalyst, which is the chemical agent that facilitates a reaction and then can be fully recovered at the end. Practice the art of correct action. That is where desire meets maturity. Stay close to your biological cravings, to be an emissary of the life force. Count this as an energy source and use it appropriately.

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Week Number 14
2020
Mar 15 - Apr 04 2020
Taurus
Uranus in Taurus has a history of shaking things up, especially the financial structures we rely on, but I was not expecting what we're witnessing. While the value of financial markets may be going down, you may notice your own value increasing. While much of the world is shaking, you have the ability to be cool and steady. Your astrology and world events are calling forth something deeper from you, something you know is there and with which you coexist. Though it's a level you rarely visit, like the boiler room in a ship, you're sailing on. You know it's there; you can connect to the power source in the form of thrust and drive, often without getting your hands dirty. I suggest you go down to the lower decks and check out the machinery of your personal inner source of strength and power. Turn your awareness within and descend into yourself. Feel the energy, the heat, and the rumble. Tune into the aspect of yourself you never, ever reveal to others, just long enough to make conscious contact. Then go back to doing what you do and being who you are.

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Week Number 14
2020
Mar 29 - Apr 04 2020
Gemini
The spiritual key for you will be identifying the vibration level you want, and then stabilizing yourself there. Note, this should not be a struggle; follow an emotional path of least resistance. One thing we can say about the world is that many people's search for themselves has intensified in an unexpected and deeply poignant way. You are probably witnessing the full spectrum of what is possible regarding this search for self. You may also be noticing how any point along that path represents some potential for you to express who you are. The key idea here is that there is a wide diversity of possibilities, and you have the ability to set your vibration to any of them. So what you're seeing and feeling is essentially an energetic buffet. It may at times feel like a freak show, or a tour behind the scenes of a circus, or an encounter with the pantheon of saints, in no special order. Use your skill of language to tell it like it is, to yourself (don't worry about telling anyone else, unless it's an intimate party you absolutely trust). Know that this is not about all of them, it's about you.

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Week Number 14
2020
Mar 08 - Apr 04 2020
Cancer
This is a moment when you can discover and enter what may feel like your destiny. I know that is a potentially charged word; I mean it in the sense of encountering and choosing what feels so natural as to be a calling you answer. To do this, you will need to shed a few skins. There is a kind of reticence, conditioned by various denials, threats, and so forth, to avoid existing on your true path. It feels dangerous, like being naked, and if you go there even a little, you may feel guilt, as if you are betraying someone. That's worth a weekend workshop, though the essence is that, to be yourself, you must betray your not-self in all the forms it takes and move onward and upward and do the thing you're called to do. To respond to your environment in the way you're being called to respond, which is an entirely enlightened way, you will need to remain cool and level-headed and let go of the dis-ease caused by guilt, resentment, and resistance of any kind. Then, pausing with some amazement at the strange and fascinating quality of this moment, align wholeheartedly with your own inner nature, listen, and proceed.

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Week Number 14
2020
Mar 29 - Apr 04 2020
Leo
Whatever you're doing, you're a first responder. This might involve your family, workplace, or an actual role on the front lines. Whatever you're called to do is equally important. You now have a glimpse of how much energy was building, that sense of a storm about to break. This is a duty-calls moment for you. You don't need to feel like you should be doing something else. Be impeccable in whatever your assignment is. Expressing this from the other side of the spectrum, if you're doing fantastic right now, this phase of your life is not a break or retreat. By all means catch your breath and stay in alignment with yourself. You have a job to do and you must do it well. If you're in a more difficult position and your assigned role is survival, trust that you have a gift for pulling through. And if you're in that situation, bring along as many people as you can, though one by one. You have resources and you have abilities. You have energy. Use it wisely. Let one decision lead to another.

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Week Number 14
2020
Mar 29 - Apr 04 2020
Virgo
As a Virgo, you are tempted to meet people wherever they are. I suggest you meet them where you are, because that is something you can know and monitor. Where others are, you cannot be sure. If you think you're sure, that's a liability to your ability to use your discernment. It would be better to leave your assessment of the spiritual location and condition of others as a variable. If it helps, consider others' state of being "a known unknown." However, there's a potential issue: you may see what you want to see rather than what is. If that's happening, you're unlikely to notice. So put in a few extra layers to filter your perceptions, to provide you with room to check in with yourself. And, instead of focusing on others (which is a problem in itself), use basic self-awareness techniques. Focus attention on your emotional state, bodily needs, and physical feedback. Then branch out to what your mind is telling you. Draw yourself into your core, and gradually extend out from there. This will do a lot more than insulate you from propaganda. You will have plenty of information to navigate by in the coming days.

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Week Number 14
2020
Mar 29 - Apr 04 2020
Libra
Chiron in your opposite sign may come with the feeling you are looking into the reflection of all you need to heal, all you struggle to understand, and all that you want to be in your ideal relationships. And it may seem impossible, or so overly complicated as to be inaccessible. Still, maintain your awareness of what you are reaching for, as best you can. You at least have a direct view of what is so. Look right at it, and make sure you look in other directions as well. Turn your head left and right. Look up and down. Look around the edges of what you perceive. Then return your awareness to what is right there before you. Rather than decide what you're looking at, perhaps use a technique I learned from my hypnosis training: Ask yourself quietly, "What is it?" Then pause and listen patiently for a response. This may be a helpful life lesson now, as we certainly have more questions than answers; though where questions are concerned, the simpler the better.

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Week Number 14
2020
Mar 29 - Apr 04 2020
Scorpio
As a result of Mars' conjunction with Saturn in Aquarius, your solar 4th house, you may be feeling more grounded in your situation. For you, grounded is a positive development, as you tend to feel life more intensely than most and make things more complicated than they are. Yet suddenly you are motivated by a sense of how to state your situation in a way you understand. When you do, you might decide you're better off than you imagined before. It's true you're facing a healing challenge. This is signified by Chiron and the Sun in your house of work and wellbeing. Where Chiron is present, there's a need to proceed slowly and even meticulously. There are other influences that are pushing you to accelerate your thought process and your speech, and you may feel like you're in a struggle between speeding up and slowing down. Really, it's between choosing and not choosing. And at the very bottom, this is about who influences you; or who, in truth, you are willing to give yourself permission to admit does not have the power to do so.

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Week Number 14
2020
Mar 29 - Apr 04 2020
Sagittarius
Is it possible to be more successful and less stressed at the same time? That's the invitation the cosmos offers this week. Now may not seem like the time to think about art or creativity, though I could imagine no better. Everything you do now must bear the mark of experimental art -- everything, no matter how practical. You have stunning power of imagination at the moment, and you're in the perfect place to connect it to your direct experience. Your chart describes you as a master of improvisation. This is about thinking standing up, walking, or juggling. If you have a need, your creative mind will help you fulfill it. If you have a desire, your ability to synthesize it with your other needs will help you make it real. You need to be creatively bold, and that should be pretty easy at this moment. Two other pointers from your solar chart: use a variety of approaches before spending money; if you need it, you likely already have it. And it will help if you take an idea and think it through a few times, followed by refinement and improvement.

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Week Number 14
2020
Mar 29 - Apr 04 2020
Capricorn
Saturn is now in the 2nd house of your solar chart associated with personal value and resources, beginning a kind of test run in Aquarius. Of all the people this will register with in a tangible way, you're at the front of the queue. Though Saturn in one's sign has a lot to offer, its exit after several years can feel like having a weight lifted off of one's body or emotions. Yet all of the benefits it has to offer are now equally or more accessible to you. You need the stability this transit is offering, particularly through the conjunction of Mars and Saturn early this week. No matter what else is going on in your life, you're still subject to the same inner cravings, quests, and struggles, and currently you're in one related to claiming your identity. Or, rather, claiming it back from whomever took it from you. Often when this kind of revolution happens, it's through a struggle of some sort. What you can do for your own benefit is to turn anything you may be confronting into a quest for expressing your true being. You are you -- not who others tried to convince you that you were. Feel good about that.

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Week Number 14
2020
Mar 29 - Apr 04 2020
Aquarius
Mars' conjunction with Saturn in your sign early this week seems custom-designed to have a sobering, focusing effect on you. It's akin to placing a microscopic lens in front of your ability to see, feel, and experience yourself. Mars will motivate you to take your desires to the next level, while Saturn distills the high-voltage, sometimes erratic quality of Aquarius into a slowly vibrating flow of information. You will appreciate this transit, which stretches into 2023 (and of which the current ingress is just a test run that lasts until July 1st). Here are a few clues. You can afford to be less certain -- about anything and everything. The bravery of Mars in contact with Saturn will loosen up your tendency to take life too seriously. It will do you good. You can afford to be more flexible. You are being invited to engage yourself in a maturing process that mainly will feel like burning off mental baby fat obtained in the past. Aquarius prides itself on its ability to reason, though this does not always happen once your mind is entrenched in expectations. Saturn in Aquarius is the very picture of discernment, balance, and easygoing sincerity. Let yourself be reminded of all you do not know and proceed from there.

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Week Number 14
2020
Mar 29 - Apr 04 2020
Pisces
How does the road ahead look? Is it much the same, or does the vista look different? Are you heading onwards and upwards or downwards and out? Your expectations hold the key to achieving equilibrium in a situation that could swing either way. You're aware of the choices that lie before you, yet you're overlooking your power and ability to influence the people around you. Mercury is finally covering new ground in your sign, headed toward the modern ruler, Neptune. This may come as a relief to you, as it helps you find a private space within your own mind. Which will do a lot when it comes to figuring out who you are and where you fit into the world. Everyone is being made to take a step out of the social and public realms and into the interior. You need time alone. So does everyone else, though it's especially important that you focus your thoughts and feelings inward and work through a series of necessary adjustments associated with this transit. What you're really doing is taking back space that is yours, which has been left abandoned for some while. Part of this will happen in the silence of meditation, some in your sleep, and some with tools such as your sketchbook or a journal. You will recognize this space immediately when you arrive there. It will be as familiar as a summer cottage you have not been in for a few years. Tidy up, open the windows, and put some soup on the stove.

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Week Number 15
2020
Apr 04 - Apr 11, 2020
Aries
This week brings an intense link between Mars and Uranus. You're bound to feel edgy, wound up, and under considerable pressure. In fact, if you're able to keep your temper in check, you could be a shining example of self-control or self-restraint. It's as if the universe wants you to get mad or intensely passionate about something. But if you can harness the intense energy brewing within you this week productively, then you may find that it brings a much better and very satisfying result.

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Week Number 15
2020
Apr 04 -Apr 11 2020
Taurus
This week brings an interesting link between Venus and Neptune. One of the many likely symptoms of this connection is confusion or being acutely aware of the lines blurred in a particular situation. You could have a strong feeling about someone or something, but the conflict between what your head and heart tell you makes this unnecessarily complicated. The message from the universe this week is to trust what your instincts tell you, even if the message is one you prefer to ignore. Your inner voice will always tell you the truth. Making a point of acknowledging and accepting this will take you a long way.

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Week Number 15
2020
Apr 04 -Apr 11 2020
Gemini
This week brings a link between Mercury and Pluto. It could pose a question about whether something connected with the future appears as a brilliant ray of light or an intimidating, dark cloud. But we can't ignore the fact that Pluto governs transformation, among many other things. The way it links with your ruling planet, Mercury, suggests that it has plans for you and you should not be in any way fearful of or pessimistic about what is in store. If you allow coming events to confirm reasons why you can and should feel supported and optimistic, then you'll find what looms on the horizon is worthy of embracing wholeheartedly.

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Week Number 15
2020
Apr 04 -Apr 11 2020
Cancer
You're receptive to the idea that progress requires you to take the initiative or be proactive. But you mustn't allow any sense of doubt to cause you to invest both faith and effort only up to a particular point. You could see a clear line in your mind about how much of both you should apply, because investing more may feel pointless, futile, or counterproductive. Your instincts are bound to push you in a particular direction this week. Whatever path you feel pushed toward, trust that it is the right one and then give it everything you've got.

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Week Number 15
2020
Apr 04 -Apr 11 2020
Leo
Are you aware of the fine line that exists between being passionate and obsessed? Even though you feel passionate about turning a vision into something real, guard against doing so excessively. Your mission this week must involve ensuring that passionate determination doesn't become obsessiveness. What you want to create, bring, or improve can happen but only with care and sensitive steps applied.

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Week Number 15
2020
Apr 04 -Apr 11 2020
Virgo
As Mercury links with Jupiter this week, you're encouraged to address honestly what you're capable of in at least one area of your world. You could come up with an idea or make a decision that improves a less than desirable or uncomfortable situation significantly. For this to happen, you must distinguish between something you believe you want and what you know, in your heart, you genuinely need. Make that distinction and get that balance right, and a comforting, pleasing, and inspiring development awaits.

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Week Number 15
2020
Apr 04 -Apr 11 2020
Libra
As Venus links with Neptune, a glimpse into a particular situation or a taste of something could encourage you to want more. Financially and romantically, your outlook is impressive. It's also possible that a creative challenge can offer an opportunity to bring a new level of brightness to at least one situation that could benefit from a ray of hope and sunshine. If you can blend your imagination with ingenuity this week, then you can take that which has appeared to be uninspiring or problematic down a much more impressive and optimistic trajectory.

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Week Number 15
2020
Apr 04 -Apr 11 2020
Scorpio
This week, as mental Mercury links with your ruling planet, Pluto, you mustn't try to hasten a process unfolding in its own way. Despite how much you might wish that results, progress, or certain improvements were more encouraging, trust that you're in the throes of a positive and transformative process. Soon, your current circumstances will likely appear vastly different. But that will be the result of the process that cannot be rushed working on your behalf. Focus instead on here and now, in the knowledge that the change or improvement you yearn for is coming and soon.

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Week Number 15
2020
Apr 04 -Apr 11 2020
Sagittarius
This week, as Mercury links with Jupiter, you are superbly placed to make something impressive, and maybe even spectacular, happen. Although you're about to take an idea and turn it into something that can alter an unsatisfactory situation beyond recognition, the process may not be as instant as it appears. You've had to go through an intense trial-and-error process to get to where you are. But now that you're armed with experience-based wisdom and may have learned something the hard way, trust that you cannot fail to impress others and, above all, yourself.

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Week Number 15
2020
Apr 04 -Apr 11 2020
Capricorn
This week brings a fantastic but likely intense link between Jupiter and Pluto, both of which are in your sign. Events this week could be pivotal in terms of opening doors that were shut, bolted, and barred. Don't be surprised if you find yourself in new or very unexpected circumstances. Trust that your optimism is powerfully enhanced for a very real and valid reason. Developments might feel fast and furious, but what transpires this week could be pivotal and memorable in more ways than one.

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Week Number 15
2020
Apr 04 -Apr 11 2020
Aquarius
If an emotional release helps to clear the air or make suppressed thoughts or feelings known to a particular individual, there could be benefits. But just because you're dealing with intense energy doesn't mean you have no option other than to succumb to it and allow it to dictate what you say or do. If you detect this energy increasing in strength and size, step back and give it a chance to subside before pursuing a particular matter. Anger or confrontation don't need to form part of the equation where a particular discussion is concerned.

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Week Number 15
2020
Apr 04 -Apr 11 2020
Pisces
As Mars links with Neptune, be aware of the potential for not only misunderstandings but also conflict. If you sense it manifesting in an area of your world, don't be the one to put more fuel on what could already be a raging fire. There are ways you can help reduce or eliminate tension and confrontation. Your instincts are bound to be useful in pointing you toward the right things to say or do to keep the peace and maintain balance in at least one situation. With an open, compassionate mind, that shouldn't be a problem.

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Week Number 16
2020
Apr 12 - Apr 18 2020
Aries
In order to resolve this thing known as authority issues, it's necessary to discern what happened to you as a child from a new perspective. I don't mean claiming victim status. I mean understanding the way that you were treated, how you felt being treated that way, and what it means to you today. In the process, one thing that often must be dismantled is loyalty to one's parents and one's family, which can tend to obscure the view of what happened. And it can take years to unravel. The idea here is not to declare your parents or caregivers "bad people," but rather to recognize what occurred when viewed from the perspective of your experienced adult mind. If you're sensitive to your feelings, you will learn a lot over the next few days about what you may be carrying around from the past. This is not new subject matter in this stage of your life. Many different circumstances have been trying to get your attention and demonstrate the various aspects they have in common. The most efficient way to work through this material is to be honest with yourself, mostly about what you already know.

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Week Number 16
2020
Apr 12 - Apr 18 2020
Taurus
Uranus transiting your sign has brought out some of the deeper qualities of your personality. This is a long-term event that's been developing for two years. These types of development are ones you usually keep off to the side or are sly about revealing to yourself. These include the ability to make sweeping decisions and to challenge your personal, longstanding status quo. It's good you had an extended warmup to all this spontaneity, which seems to have taken over your world in rather short order. Be aware that you may find out information you were not expecting to hear. This will provoke you to action or some kind of response. It may come from someone you're close to, such as a colleague or an intimate partner. At this stage, the thing you don't want to do is react -- to take action you don't think through and cannot easily reverse. Given the prevailing tension on the planet at the moment, you're likely to overreact, misread the situation, or connect something from the past that has no relevance now. Put the discussion on hold till you cool down.

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Week Number 16
2020
Apr 12 - Apr 18 2020
Gemini
You seem divided between a reserved or unusually inwardly-focused spiritual path and embarking on an outer quest for the Holy Grail. Both are true, and they don't contradict. Now that nearly everyone is on stay-at-home orders, I suggest you read a book that covers both sides of the equation. Perhaps it's a book you first read long ago. In my experience, it never gets old to reread any book that has a profound ability to broaden our spiritual awareness, as its truths are usually revealed in layers. It is best if the one you choose combines the deep inner search with the outer quest for adventure and experience. If you have not read one, find a book that has changed the lives of many -- back when people were more open to growth and change, and changing in a way only a good book can facilitate. The truth is that no matter where you go to witness the Full Moon rising over a temple, or what faraway land you may visit, the journey is always an inward one. Remember this, as the forthcoming Last Quarter Moon connects you with the deeper layers of your emotional experience. Don't be distracted from the real work.

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Week Number 16
2020
Apr 12 - Apr 18 2020
Cancer
You are now in a position to accomplish anything you sincerely set out to achieve. This is true due to the position of the sun and Mars in your chart. The Sun is currently arcing across the Aries, or career and credibility, angle of your chart and Mars is making its way through the contracts and commitments angle of your chart, Aquarius. This is a situation calling for careful handling of the territory where your business relationships intersect with your professional reputation. You would be wise to keep them separate. Keep everything in its compartment. This setup calls for nothing less than top-level professional handling of your affairs. That means keeping private matters private and discussing things with people only on a need-to-know basis. Make a policy of saying less to fewer people, which means keeping more to yourself than you usually do. Your most sensitive affairs are, in fact, contained within a strong boundary. You control the flow of information, and you control your image. Make it worthwhile.

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Week Number 16
2020
Apr 12 - Apr 18 2020
Leo
Slow down any engagements or transactions. Keep interactions with others as low-key and as cordial as you can. Speed favors other people, particularly anyone you consider a competitor or antagonist. Going more slowly favors you. Therefore, take it slow, and use your influence and coordination over the timing of events to the greatest degree that you can. Give yourself time to think. There's very little that cannot be on a one- or two-day delay right now; and what is not, you have time to prepare for. As part of your speed control plan, strategy is your best friend. You are the one who can have plans A, B, and C ready when you need them. Share them only on a need-to-know basis with others. This is not about playing spy but rather conserving and containing your energy. Do not dissipate your ideas; keep them and develop and refine them until you need them. Make sure you solve on the spot any logistical problems you encounter, such as a device not working. In all matters, stay one step ahead.

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Week Number 16
2020
Apr 12 - Apr 18 2020
Virgo
One of the challenges of your sign is the way you tend to experience relationships as a means of finding out who you are. We all do this to some extent, though you specialize in it. Yet with Chiron in Aries (a long-term transit) that has changed, and you're being provoked to make your personal discoveries exclusively on your own terms, outside the context of a conjugal partner. That's another way of saying that whatever your relationship status, you're learning to be more self-defined than partnership-defined. The exciting and daunting thing about this is you cannot go back once you've gone past a certain point. That's the point where you discover independence equals integrity: for example, taking the prerogative to make your own decisions on your own terms, or the desire to be financially independent. This is blazing strongly now, and if your instincts are urging you to be your own person - whatever that might mean - then you must do so as part of a well-lived life.

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Week Number 16
2020
Apr 12 - Apr 18 2020
Libra
As Mercury comes in contact with Chiron in your opposite sign, the challenge is to leave behind the struggles of the past, and those of the people you knew, and reach for something magnificent. You have the talent, and you are acquiring the finesse. As you aspire, and grasp at opportunities and create them, there will be openings. They may be less immediate than you would prefer, though time moves quickly, and you want your cadence to be correct. Therefore, focus on doing what you do well, which is doing things well. Live your life with the "clean as you go" method of cooking. Tie up any loose ends as you encounter them. Mars moving through Aquarius, your solar 5th house, is encouraging you to be a little more brash than you usually are. You have a reserved or even conservative streak to you, and you're now encouraged to push things a little harder. Pitch ideas and take a bit of thrill in wondering whether you and your new perspective on life are accepted or rejected. Then choose your next experiment.

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Week Number 16
2020
Apr 12 - Apr 18 2020
Scorpio
I say this knowing that you're most likely a gracious, sensitive person: Be a little cautious about getting on the nerves of the people you live with. Your ruling planet, Mars, making its way through the angle of your chart associated with family and housemates describes the potential for some antagonism, even if inadvertent. We're all under a lot of pressure right now. The wisest way to proceed would be to keep to yourself most of the time, making sure you can vent your feelings in a healthy way. You definitely need to get outside during this whole cultural experiment, more so than most people. You also need some form of group interaction. Keep it light and focused on the social element, though hopefully with a purpose. Notice the dynamics over the next few weeks. I would propose that anywhere things get itchy and scratchy, try the warm, fuzzy approach and you will get a much better result.

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Week Number 16
2020
Apr 12 - Apr 18 2020
Sagittarius
Your soul is craving experience in the form of some experiment that pushes you into a new depth of self-expression. The times we're living through are daring you to dive deep into your creative being: to challenge yourself, to take risks, for the purpose of self-discovery. That implies having something to express; when you do, you will know how to proceed. Though this is daring for some, you generally explore an idea until you arrive at the point where your creative experience takes on a life of its own. Then it starts to live through you and have its way with you, and you're up all night, which you figure out because you see the sun coming up. Perhaps now you have the extra bandwidth to pursue some deep desire you've wanted to fulfill. Just having the time is not enough, though; you must be willing to try and "fail," and to keep taking different approaches, until you thread the needle. This is worth allocating some resources to as well. You have heard your soul's calling many times. You're now free to answer.

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Week Number 16
2020
Apr 12 - Apr 18 2020
Capricorn
Do the right thing, rather than tell people you're doing the right thing. Ethics and morals speak for themselves and do not need to be advertised. Neither are they something to be proud of. Leadership is by example. Sometimes that example comes in words, though these always must be backed up by deeds and by, more importantly, adherence to one's values. You are considered an authority figure, so beware of the tendency to do this in an overly assertive way. And be cautious of any self-serving agenda you have not analyzed carefully. Your thinking is likely to proceed on two tracks at once: a true understanding of, and desire to support, the common good; and an "every man for himself" mentality. The two cannot coexist if one is to make real progress, and if you're in any sort of conflict on any topic, you might sort it out using these ideas as a basis of analysis. There are no easy answers at the moment, so proceed gently.

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Week Number 16
2020
Apr 12 - Apr 18 2020
Aquarius
You currently have both Mars and Saturn in your sign now, and (for this and other reasons) you may be experiencing a tense mix of emotions. When Mars is present in one's life, there may be a theme of free-floating anger. When Saturn is present, there may be a sensation of oppression or limitation. The best advice a competent astrologer will give where Mars is concerned is to find an outlet for it. That could mean a physical outlet (something with impact, like martial arts or playing squash). It will include an emotional outlet (someone to confide in, rather than take it out on). Most importantly, you must not turn it inwardly on yourself. You will know you're doing this when you feel resentment, guilt, dislike, or any aggression toward yourself. Find the opening between bottling up your emotions and letting them erupt. This is will be easier if you admit how you feel. Then take steps to express yourself in tangible ways, on a regular basis.

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Week Number 16
2020
Apr 12 - Apr 18 2020
Pisces
Mercury in Aries aligns with Chiron this week, which is the astrological way to say your financial perceptions are keen, and you will have excellent ideas. Make sure you proceed slowly enough to observe your own thoughts. Be aware of what problems you need to solve, and be on the lookout for solutions. Usually when a problem is correctly described, the solution is available if you align your mind with it. It's likely that your thoughts will be preoccupied with matters related to money. That is understandable enough; however, it will limit your view of what is possible if you focus on only the material aspect of the equation. Now, to grasp the possibilities, you might feel like you're lying to yourself: for example, about accomplishing something you believe is outside of your capabilities or exceeds the current resources you have available. Yet you have in the past done many things that required just a slight stretch. So you're not deceiving yourself if you consider doing what you once thought "impossible." You are adjusting the goalpost to meet your newly discovered needs.

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Week Number 17
2020
Apr 19 - Apr 25 2020
Aries
This week Mercury links with Mars. One possible experience of this energy for those with an Aries sun or rising sign may be that you, understandably, come to believe it has been a mistake to release something or someone from your life. The reasons you felt you had for doing so at the time may no longer seem so important. It will be helpful to remember the situation you're in isn't clear cut, nor is it set in stone. The power to transform and improve your life is always in your own hands, but this week you will see proof that you have the ability to influence your life in a positive direction.

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Week Number 17
2020
Apr 19 - Apr 25 2020
Taurus
This week's link between Venus and Jupiter will positively influence a situation that you feel has significant value. This will provide you with both motivation and a desire to broaden your mind and entertain some big ideas bringing renewed interest in updating how you see your future. It helps that you appear to be in a situation that is tailor-made for your talents. It's the way others take a keen interest in these skills which will help you achieve a cherished ambition. Don't 'play down' the praise or recognition you receive. Step forward confidently to take your life and your worldview to a new level.

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Week Number 17
2020
Apr 19 - Apr 25 2020
Gemini
This week, you could be at risk of putting too much emphasis on what you have in your bank account and not enough focus on what you have in your heart. It might sound like a clich to say you cannot put a price on the levels of kindness and compassion that you can offer one particular person or others. But try to shift your focus from the financial link you have with others to a more emotionally aware perspective. Simply by leaving room for warmth and compassion, it is possible to strengthen your connection in a profound way. Then, you'll be in no doubt about how priceless this relationship really is.

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Week Number 17
2020
Apr 19 - Apr 25 2020
Cancer
This week and possibly beyond, it's important to accept that where you might believe you're dealing with a problem or an unwanted obstacle, you have a fantastic opportunity. If you're willing to see your current circumstances as a gift and summon the necessary courage to seize it, then, as the Sun links with the North Node in your sign, you will become aware of how your life starts to head in the right direction. But what is 'the right direction?' You will know it when you see it. The journey to achieving your full potential begins with a single step you take this week.

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Week Number 17
2020
Apr 19 - Apr 25 2020
Leo
Rather than see this week's challenge as a problem, try to see it as a puzzle. One that you have all the right pieces for, which only needs your keen mind to be assembled correctly and patiently. You don't need to succumb to a relentless source of aggravation. Neither do you need to consider any course of action that will provide an 'escape route' of some kind. This week, shake off any apathy and take a chance. Even if what you are trying to achieve might be concealed within what appears to be a problem, you can be absolutely certain that a helpful and timely opportunity exists.

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Week Number 17
2020
Apr 19 - Apr 25 2020
Virgo
With Mercury, the planet of the mind and communication, linking with Mars, the planet of passion and energy, you have a superb chance to come up with a plan that can bring a pleasing and comforting result -- as long as you're willing to invest the right levels of effort to make it happen. Anger, generally, is negative energy. But as any martial arts expert will confirm, anger and frustration can be harnessed positively and effectively. That's your mission this week. With the right attitude and levels of effort, you really can achieve something spectacular.

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Week Number 17
2020
Apr 19 - Apr 25 2020
Libra
This week, home is definitely where your heart is. But to bring the levels of stability and security you would like, it's essential to accept that you have skills or talents that are in some way utilized. You have something to offer someone close to you that they not only want but would be very happy for you to provide. As Venus links with Jupiter, have faith in the fact that any optimism you feel toward a particular aspiration is helpful, timely, and justified.

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Week Number 17
2020
Apr 19 - Apr 25 2020
Scorpio
You have a chance to step back and assess honestly why power and control are so important to you or, at least, in the way you appear keen to apply them. You could trace this back to a trauma or an upsetting incident from your past which has resulted in a feeling of inadequacy or inferiority. Whether this involves a close relationship, friendship, or family, you have an opportunity during the coming days to make progress with healing past wounds. But be aware that the level of personal transformation on offer cannot be rushed and will need time to unfold properly.

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Week Number 17
2020
Apr 19 - Apr 25 2020
Sagittarius
You know what you can offer somebody and probably don't need to work too hard to persuade them of this. But you're also aware of what you want and need from a partnership or commitment. Fortunately, whatever transpires between you and a particular individual is made easier by the fact that you're both on the same page or want the same thing. This week it's this common ground that can ensure an agreement put in place feels right for you both, creating a win-win for those involved.

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Week Number 17
2020
Apr 19 - Apr 25 2020
Capricorn
You're encouraged this week to assess the connection between professional stability and relationship stability. Is it possible to enjoy the best of both worlds? Absolutely! You're not adopting a 'calculated' approach to relationships, but you do understand the importance of their stability to your future. The more you can connect with others or one person in particular who shares this belief, the more dependable, stable, and satisfying a special connection will be.

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Week Number 17
2020
Apr 19 - Apr 25 2020
Aquarius
A home or family issue could be a source of frustration this week. Yet you're about to take a step or make a move you may not have made otherwise. As the Sun links with Saturn, it's essential to remove yourself from what has become an uncomfortable 'comfort zone.' It is time to make a conscious decision to be less complacent. The first step is to recognize that what you see as a problem can easily be turned into an opportunity. If you can change your perspective, you can shine a new light on the situation. Then reassuring progress can be made.

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Week Number 17
2020
Apr 19 - Apr 25 2020
Pisces
As Mercury links with Neptune in your sign this week, you are more aware than ever of a desire to achieve a long-term goal. Information you receive may provide the green light to proceed that you have been waiting for. You look set to experience a brainwave, enlightenment that will help you make progress. Even if it means reviving a dream that got sidelined or has taken so long to get to this stage that you had practically given up on it, allow yourself to be reminded of why it was so important to you -- and why it's worth seizing the opportunity once again.

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Week Number 18
2020
Apr 26 - May 02 2020
Capricorn
The Sun, Mercury, and Uranus are now transiting (traveling through) the area of your chart relating to creativity, fun, love affairs, and play, among other things. One theme 5th house subjects tend to have in common is a willingness to trust and to be open to unfamiliar experiences. Where resistance to this occurs, it's usually driven by fear -- and, sadly, these are scary times for many. I'm not going to suggest you organize a Tinder hookup. Rather, what this week's astrology is about for you involves gently inquiring into your fears, holding space for them, and finding ways to cultivate your sense of trust in spite of their presence. This week's meeting of Mercury and Uranus is the ideal backdrop for you to do precisely that and to find a few surprising ways around the unnecessary shadows hidden in your mind.

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Week Number 18
2020
Apr 26 - May 02 2020
Aries
Despite a sense of being thrown out of your comfort zone, you have learned to make the best of an opportunity to take a little time and space to look deeper at your life. This began when Mercury made contact with Chiron in your sign earlier this month. This week, Mercury is preparing to leave your sign and enter Taurus. Consider this the final phase of what can only be described as one of the most interesting experiences of your life, that of getting to know yourself on a more personal level. What does it mean to be who you are in an ever-changing environment? Your sign is known for being innovative, yet to be so implies there is a status quo from which you take action, which changes things and brings improvement. Although it is understandable for anyone looking at the current chaotic state of our environment to question their ability to influence their world in a positive way, you will see evidence you still possess the skills needed to bring innovative change and improvement to many with surprising results.

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Week Number 18
2020
Apr 26 - May 02 2020
Taurus
For you, it is important to remember all wealth comes from the Earth. This has always been true, but this week provides the opportunity to view the resources provided by Mother Earth with a new, more useful perspective. This means no longer taking them for granted and doing what you can to make it easy for her to continue to support the world long-term. Consider the ways in which it is possible to undervalue both yourself and your environment. Then consider changes you can easily put in place to alter this dynamic going forward. Your chart indicates an issue in your world reaching a crisis or tipping point. Which necessarily precedes a turn in circumstances, which directly leads to a breakthrough on an issue that has held you back for as long as you can remember. For any of us to recognize the way out or through our difficulties, we must recognize what is preventing us from getting there in the first place. This process begins and ends with you.

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Week Number 18
2020
Apr 26 - May 02 2020
Gemini
This week, certain developments may seem to awaken old fears within you. You might think of this as a challenge you need to face so you can move forward: the knight blocking your path, offering a duel, or the lake you need to build a raft to cross. What this hurdle really consists of will be a concept or belief you created in your head to help you in other difficult times in the past, but which has become irrelevant and is now holding you back. The points where you meet the most stubborn resistance probably indicate areas into which you need to probe more slowly and deeply to bring a forgotten skill or lost treasure forward into the light. Do this gently and gradually, like an archeological dig. Unearth one layer, one artifact at a time.

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Week Number 18
2020
Apr 26 - May 02 2020
Cancer
This week, Mercury makes direct contact with Uranus in your 11th house suggesting this is a pivotal moment for you in terms of your relationship to social groups and collective issues. That could include moving past certain elements of group consciousness, or updating your ideas on specific social matters, or clearing some clutter in terms of your circle of friends and acquaintances. Regardless of how this applies to you, it is vital that any changes you make are in line with your most fundamental ethical principles and in service to your dharmic path. Draw on the wisdom you've previously learned to guide you and make your decisions carefully. Yet don't dismiss the occasional surprising insights or ideas you may receive of innovative ways to move forward and ground yourself in what may seem more like an episode of 'The Twilight Zone' than normal life.

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Week Number 18
2020
Apr 26 - May 02 2020
Leo
The astrological focus will now turn to your zone of career and status, as Mercury moves into Taurus and aligns with Uranus. Although Mercury's conjunction with Uranus takes place once each year, their connection is a reminder that what you do is an extension of who you are. Said another way, your role in the world has complexities beyond what you draw a salary for. As many people now are discovering in some form, you are not merely your official job title, and your worth is more than just a dollar amount or a credit score. How far are you experiencing that truth in your daily life? If the answer is "not very," consider how you might restore that balance. This alone will improve your outlook on life and your ideas of who you are.

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Week Number 18
2020
Apr 26 - May 02 2020
Virgo
Like most people, you have some vision of how you want your life to appear: some concept of the perfect job, relationship, home, and so on. Alternatively, there may be something specific you currently wish you had in your life. How prepared are you to receive such a gift? Think this over carefully. For example, moving to a new location or job requires being able to let go of the familiar and enter new territory. Meeting new friends or potential lovers involves opening up to trust and intimacy, which means a willingness to be vulnerable. Once you've ascertained what you want or need most, the next step is to start creating room for it within yourself. This begins by investigating your beliefs about yourself and your place in the world. On this subject, you are the one in control and the only one with the ability to influence your life in the right direction.

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Week Number 18
2020
Apr 26 - May 02 2020
Libra
In a few weeks, your ruler, Venus, will station retrograde in fellow air sign Gemini. Retrograde phases have a way of focusing attention on internal matters -- that is, inside your mind. Mercury's entrance into Taurus and the 8th house by solar sign, is an invitation to run some pre-flight checks on your emotional body, starting with how you are feeling in the moment. You can perhaps get a sense of what the upcoming retrograde means for you and prepare the ground to help it flow as smoothly as possible. One idea that might help is not underestimating your capacity for healing and growth. You are very well able to forge your own spiritual path no matter what you were told when you were little. Mercury's entry into Taurus and conjunction with Uranus later this week, in the area the chart associated with shared emotional bonds will bring a desire for independence and freedom to the fore and out into the open. Welcome the opportunity to let go of what restrictions are no longer relevant or viable.

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Week Number 18
2020
Apr 26 - May 02 2020
Scorpio
A potent alignment of Mercury and Uranus this week in your opposite sign will help you explore your concepts of power relations and projection. To some degree everyone projects onto everyone else; the key is understanding when you're doing this, though it's also a matter of courage and self-confidence. It's important to recognize that you need no other person to "complete" you. You are whole in yourself, as is everyone around you. Nobody has the right to impose their framework on you; likewise, steer clear of any temptation to exert control over others due to your own insecurities. You have an opportunity now to address and communicate your feelings in a healthier way. Might I gently suggest you take it.

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Week Number 18
2020
Apr 26 - May 02 2020
Sagittarius
At this moment there is a collective spotlight on health issues, including hygiene practices, diet, and various habits. Your charts suggest this is a good week to consider your own routines and whether there's anything you would like to alter. This isn't about self-judgment or striving for a robotically perfect lifestyle. Rather, focus on taking the best possible care of yourself and of loved ones. That would include, by the way, talking to someone should you have any problems or worries, and likewise offering a receptive ear when it's needed. There is real power in people and communities working together to care for one another. You of all signs have a way of making the most of your circumstances and maintaining a positive approach to problem solving. Let this be your guiding light.

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Week Number 18
2020
Apr 26 - May 02 2020
Aquarius
Although Mercury's contact with both your ruling planets this week is not a rare occurrence (taking place at least once a year), this is a chance for you to take stock and assess where you are heading. You may also get to deal decisively with some elements of the past that have been chafing at you rather stubbornly of late. One thing you will need to be relentless about for a while is divorcing your own material from the material of others. You have plenty to occupy you without also being weighed down by someone else's baggage. Make sure you hand it back to them; be gentle if necessary, but nevertheless firmly take back your authority over your own identity and life moving forward.

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Week Number 18
2020
Apr 26 - May 02 2020
Pisces
Take care not to underestimate the reach of your voice. You may well have surprisingly more influence than you believe; regardless, it would be wise to measure your words carefully. Treat everything you say as if it carries a lot of weight, which will be more likely than usual just now. Make a particular point of being clear, so that you are understood; this includes stating plainly when there is any question of uncertainty or when you are working with a theory you are testing out. Here's the thing: you currently have important and unique information to convey. People need to hear this, and they will listen to you, to the extent that your message could well spread beyond your expectations. Therefore, get it right the first time.

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Week Number 19
2020
May 03-May 09 2020
Aries
There are more than 7.8 billion people on our planet. I pity the angels who have the task of keeping track of us all: monitoring our wellbeing, our beliefs, our fears, and our doubts. It's a herculean task, one that would be unthinkable for us mere mortals. Fortunately, we don't need to think of so grand a picture. Try to focus on what's within your reach this week. Your friends, your family, and yourself. Do what you can within your own community, knowing that the effect will ripple around the world. The light of the Full Moon reminds you what is most important in life.

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Week Number 19
2020
May 03-May 09 2020
Taurus
They tell us to reach for the stars. That when we believe we're the best, we can achieve great things. Which is all very well. But the best things aren't always spectacular and don't always come with applause or glory. Sometimes, the best things are so small, they're easy to overlook. Like the most important people in our lives, they are sweet and subtle. There are times when reaching for something big results in cutting ourselves off from what's most meaningful. Happiness comes from appreciating what you've got this week. As the Full Moon takes place in your opposite sign, show others how much they mean to you.

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Week Number 19
2020
May 03-May 09 2020
Gemini
I just read my niece the story of the Princess and the Pea. The princess is so sensitive that, no matter how many mattresses are piled on her bed, she can still feel the tiny, dried pea resting beneath them. This is supposed to be indicative of her royal pedigree but, nowadays, we might be more tempted to brand her a diva and be done with it! You might be significantly less spoiled, but your ability to see straight to the flaw in a plan is equally extraordinary. What may go unnoticed by others can make a difference to your ability to be more comfortable on a regular basis. This week make the most of your sensitive nature and enhance your talent for discernment.

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Week Number 19
2020
May 03-May 09 2020
Cancer
With a pandemic raging, just think about all the terrible things happening across the world right now. And what about the global economy? And the problem with climate change hasn't just gone away, has it? As we watch the news unfold every day, these are some of the issues that concern us. We reel from headline to headline, each one reflecting another reason to be fearful. Yet, despite the very real challenges we're facing, the world keeps on turning. There's no need to worry so much this week. Instead, find a way to transform your worries into a creative way to express what matters to you most.

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Week Number 19
2020
May 03-May 09 2020
Leo
What if you've made a mistake? What if things don't turn out as you want? Surely success can't be guaranteed? Actually, sometimes it can. Of course, if you're aiming for something outlandishly ambitious or unlikely, then you're setting the bar high, and the result you want might be harder to achieve. There will be sacrifices you might not wish to make. Yet nothing is impossible. If you really put your mind to it, you'll be surprised (and delighted) by what you can achieve. This week's Full Moon may yet reveal just how much closer you are to achieving a cherished dream than you know.

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Week Number 19
2020
May 03-May 09 2020
Virgo
With its narrow escapes and near misses, life seems to be filled with very-nearly-but-not-quite moments. "If only that hadn't happened, things wouldn't be quite the way that they are." As this week's Full Moon takes place in close alignment with your ruler, it brings the chance for you to grab a victory where you have been expecting to suffer a defeat. Don't forget that the potential for success exists until the very last moment has passed by. Even then, stay hopeful and watch out for an unexpected twist that works in your favor.

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Week Number 19
2020
May 03-May 09 2020
Libra
In these halcyon days of TV, there's always something interesting to watch. Gone are the days of only dull soaps and dreary dramas. Wouldn't it be brilliant if we could do the same thing with our minds? Why isn't there a button we can press that will turn off our worries so we can switch over to a sepia-toned 'best of' reel of happy memories? We all have moments and people in our past that we remember with fondness. This week's Full Moon brings an opportunity to do just that. It might not be quite as easy as pressing a button but, with a little effort, the results can be just as good.

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Week Number 19
2020
May 03-May 09 2020
Scorpio
In the days before lockdown, when we could happily set off on adventures, satnav systems told us how to get from A to B. No one ever needed to consult a map to find the right directions when they could allow a machine to work it out on their behalf. Yet these devices, clever though they are, tend to support the idea that there's only one way to get to our destination based on a set number of criteria. You're facing some obstacles on the metaphorical journey on which you have embarked. But with a personal touch, the Full Moon will show you there's another way to proceed.

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Week Number 19
2020
May 03-May 09 2020
Sagittarius
When you're unaware that you've got a problem, it's impossible for you to begin to solve it. Yet, interestingly, the moment we become conscious of it, we tend to feel dispirited. Unless the solution is immediately apparent, it's tempting to want to give up. But surely the problem was a bigger problem before we knew it existed? The fact that you can now see something that has been hidden is far from being bad news. Trust an intuitive insight to show you the best way to solve a challenge.

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Week Number 19
2020
May 03-May 09 2020
Capricorn
You've heard it before and, no doubt, you'll hear it again: "Today is the first day of the rest of your life." The fact that we can say the same thing tomorrow doesn't devalue that sentence. Actually, it reinforces its meaning. The only day that's the first one in the rest of your life is the one you're actually in. As the Full Moon takes place this week, you will find a way to express a creative idea, which will bring an opportunity to create a meaningful change in your world. It's time to make your decisions count in your favor.

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Week Number 19
2020
May 03-May 09 2020
Aquarius
Recent events have made you doubt yourself. With the people you care about having to deal with so many different challenges, you're wondering how much of a difference you can make in these troubled times. This week's Full Moon is causing your fears to seem larger than life, and you can't seem to shake one nagging doubt that remains uppermost in your mind. Yet you're right to feel a sense of optimism. Here comes irrefutable evidence that you're every bit as vital, important, and valued as you hoped. Just be yourself.

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Week Number 19
2020
May 03-May 09 2020
Pisces
It's all about market research. Even in these crazy times, when everything feels as if it has been turned upside down, people are being asked questions and their answers are being analyzed and used to determine policies, procedures, and approaches to make the most of every opportunity. Yet we don't always say what we mean. We often don't seem to be able to help ourselves from saying what we think people want to hear, or what we think we're thinking. Use your eyes and your ears if you need a clear and honest answer. Then you will have a real chance of success this week.

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Week Number 20
2020
May 10 - May 16 2020
Aries
You may feel like you're in a dangerous spot, though you don't understand why. This feeling might increase over the next few weeks. One thing to be cautious of is assuming your current way of experiencing the world is the "right" one or the only one available. This does not mean counting yourself out of the flow of information, or in any way dimming your awareness. You have considerable talent and assets to offer any situation where you identify they may be helpful or even valuable. Be aware that your spiritual guidance and protection are with you. You can, if you want, have your bearings -- or rather, consciously keep your sense of direction and pay attention to which way you're headed at any given time.

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Week Number 20
2020
May 10 - May 16 2020
Taurus
I suggest you benefit from current aspects and refine your communication style. Speak and write to be understood, respectful, and respected. Your words matter. Though the economy and society may be in tatters, keep working for the kind of success you want. You need a strategy, and its first element must be a clear and concise goal or, at least, a point of arrival from which you can explore. Everything -- tapping your vitality, your momentum, your knowledge, your reputation -- involves delineating a basic series of steps you will likely take to get to another place. I mean general steps. As your ruler turns retrograde through the 2nd solar house, this is an excellent time to become aware of the direct relation between personal resources and what you feel you lack that is preventing you from being who you wish to be. How you feel in general affects how you feel regarding your goals. What would it take to let go of the convenient excuses you give yourself and move forward?

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Week Number 20
2020
May 10 - May 16 2020
Gemini
It's true that in life we give up something for everything we gain. Venus' retrograde in your 1st solar house is offering an opportunity to redefine the way others see you. Therefore, make a list of aspects of your persona you want to divest yourself of, or would be willing to. Know what you don't want, what you don't need, and what is not serving you. When it comes time to give things up, that's the place to start your selection process. This can include problems you don't need or want, which takes away most of the power they seem to hold over you. At other times, you will find the thing you no longer need only seems like something you were attached to, then turns out to be a relief when it's gone. In all things, be conscious of the exchange process. Be aware that there are many sides to an issue or a situation, and that the way you identify with who you are influences every specific condition of your life. Pay special attention to those places where something you think does not work for you serves a purpose, which keeps you attached to it. This calls for true maturity.

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Week Number 2020
2020
May 10 - May 16 2020
Cancer
Events this week will provide you with guidance and a bit of prescience associated with a solar eclipse in your birth sign in about six weeks. Venus' turn to retrograde in your 12th solar house this week points directly to the June 21 eclipse. This involves your relationships to others and the place where you seek your fulfillment through tangible connections to others. For you, these are related, especially under our current astrology and cultural conditions. Notice what develops, emerges, or speaks to you and consider its true nature. This includes the ideas you may have, the things you may do, and aspects of your personality that emerge spontaneously from your subconscious. You've been seeing this happen here and there, and you've probably figured out that your mode of involvement is gaining momentum, growing roots, and sprouting branches and leaves. Let this process develop naturally.

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Week Number 20
2020
May 10 - May 16 2020
Leo
Stay focused on your plan, and take each necessary step to get there. Work closely with partners and those who hold any authority in your life, and make it happen. Some of the most important strategy points may come from others, and you will need to depend on them to hold some structure for you, while you take care of more important personal matters. This will be an exercise in both trust and coordination. Keep your plans close to those who are directly involved. Take an approach that may seem a bit like the military -- clear delegation of duties, clear accountability, and a genuine sense of order and organization. One or two people will be instrumental in making this happen, whom you will know from their clear thinking and sense of balance and fairness. Make sure the right things happen at the right time, as best you can, which mainly means following the order of operations, and including enough flexibility to adapt when necessary.

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Week Number 20
2020
May 10 - May 16 2020
Virgo
There is no rush to make a decision, especially if you're wondering "what to do with the rest of your life." That's a tall order, and you might want to shorten it a bit. You certainly are in a space of questioning not only what to do next, but why. Your motivation for activity is the greater question. What actually moves and inspires you? When you see someone whose accomplishments you admire, do you understand why you feel that way? Meanwhile, you are probably having ideas of what is possible and thoughts of wanting to reinvent yourself. You don't need to rush, though it would be helpful if you saw this as an experiment over the next few months. That means not just with activity, but with your underlying need to express yourself, to change your environment, or to redesign some facet of the world you live in. I suggest you explore the possibilities actively, through direct experience, reading, and speaking with others about what they do and why they do it.

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Week Number 20
2020
May 10 - May 16 2020
Libra
One thing after another seems to shake your confidence and security, and you keep getting back up and keepin' on. This week's astrology highlights questions about where you get your resources, how you use them, how you share them, and how to sustain and develop what works rather than what does not. This will be your most meaningful distinction. The thing you want to do more of is what is already succeeding. Do less or none of what is not serving a purpose, nor feeding you in some way. This is mostly a practical matter, though learning how to make the distinction of "works" versus "does not work" is one that can never be spoken about enough. You can replace all the things in the second category with new experiences (from which frustration invariably deflects). Venus' retrograde between May 13 and June 25 will be a source of many questions on the deeper meaning of your existence. And in those matters as well, the discussion will come down to what works and what does not.

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Week Number 20
2020
May 10 - May 16 2020
Scorpio
Venus' retrograde in your 8th solar house may test your limits in a relationship, though you want to encourage that. Whatever ways you may feel pushed are also inviting you to come out of your shell and step into your power and authority. Your life at this moment is one long exploration of what it means to be resolutely yourself, rather than who you were in the past or who others would have you be. As you master that, you will need to get to the place where you can still hold your own in the presence of any social pressure not to do so. This is subtle; perhaps being susceptible to so much external influence does not fit your self-image. It might help to think of it not as external influence, but rather what was programmed into you as self-control for the convenience of others. To outgrow this requires bona fide self-development. Study the dynamics of your early family life to understand the kinds of pressures you were subjected to and do what you need to wriggle free.

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Week Number 20
2020
May 10 - May 16 2020
Sagittarius
Your ideas about life strategy can only apply to you, not to others. This is a leap due to the extent to which you may identify with a certain relationship. The relationship will proceed as it does, and though it involves you, your plans must be about yourself alone. When you can do that, you will have something tangible and interesting to exchange with others. This defies the idea that "others give me purpose," which is the thing you want to break from. They may seem to, though that does not get you to the level of your actual meaning, motivation, and definition. There are forces at work saying it's time for the real thing. You know you're changing, and that your inner movements will require you to make outer ones. If a relationship is involved, the "relationship" must be one thing, and you must be another. Don't mix up the two. You exist independently of it as an autonomous individual, which is what makes it a relationship at all.

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Week Number 20
2020
May 10 - May 16 2020
Capricorn
The destructive expressions of our current astrological era are mostly behind you. To know this, you must bring yourself into the constructive phase. This is a conscious act, in the spirit of taking an inventory of what you've learned. Also, you might take an inventory of what the destructive phase (which peaked in January and February) has removed, dismantled, or stopped. You cannot count everything as a loss. You know that, too: while some developments may have seemed inconvenient, that was more about your own resistance to change than anything else. Now, the planetary picture is calling on you to be more conscious about how you make changes in your life: in other words, taking the authority to make them for yourself, rather than having them made for you. This will come to the forefront of one particular relationship as the June 21 solstice eclipse approaches. Figure out where you stand with this relationship, and then act on this knowledge.

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Week Number 20
2020
May 10 - May 16 2020
Aquarius
The creative life can be lonesome, especially when those around you lack imagination. This is true for anyone devoted to developing their art (or invention) with a deep personal commitment, who may proceed for years without any social benefits. Yet that is often what it takes to make progress on, well, anything genuinely demanding of your focus. There appears to be such a thing in your life now, or at the very least you have something available to focus on that will benefit you. Take the opportunity to keep your energy and thoughts focused inwardly -- or continue if this is the track you've been on. The truth you arrive at must be your own. You can engage the companionship of those committed to helping you go in your own direction. That means people with no special agenda for you, and whom you are certain support who you are and who you are becoming. If they treat you that way, regard it as a sign of affirmation and love.

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Week Number 20
2020
May 10 - May 16 2020
Pisces
Mars' entry into your sign just prior to Venus and Saturn turning to retrograde motion in areas of your solar chart associated with emotional and spiritual awareness is, among other things, a reminder of how integral your home and family life are to your spiritual path. Others may make a point of evading, eluding, or denying this, or maybe they have not figured it out. It would seem a radical idea, though it's not really. As evidence, I offer the obsession that so many families have with dissing, dismissing, and destroying our relationship with our own emotion intelligence. Ever wondered what that's about? I'll offer a clue. If you can find your way to the emotional core of your creative force, you would be less dependent on others to distinguish the difference between right and wrong for you. The guilt trip is not about you. This week is a glorious time to begin to celebrate yourself. If you share yourself, do so in the spirit of nature, love, and abundance.

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Week Number 21
2020
May 17 - May 23 2020
Aries
It can be difficult (even dangerous) when your heart tells you one thing, but your mind says another. It's as if the forces that guide your life are in conflict. On such cases, it's best to acknowledge the division. Denial of a problem will allow your heart to take control, and it might skillfully trick your head into thinking that it knows what it's doing when it has overlooked crucial information. While Venus is retrograde, if you can reach an inner truce between your head and your heart, your communication skills will be enhanced.

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Week Number 21
2020
May 17 - May 23 2020
Taurus
Superman's X-ray vision might enable him to see through solid concrete, but your superpowers are equally impressive. You can see through the facades people erect to hide their feelings. You know instinctively what's real and what isn't; when someone's fighting for what they believe in and when they're simply doing someone else's bidding. Don't be afraid to cut straight to the chase today. Straightforwardness can be as refreshing and right as a drink of clear, crisp water. Best of all, the truth will benefit everyone. This is not a time to lose hope. With positivity and a full heart, we really can build a better way to be.

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Week Number 21
2020
May 17 - May 23 2020
Gemini
Right. That's it. It's time to pull yourself together. Come on. Get the ironing board out. Polish your shoes and tidy your hair. A New Moon in your sign means you have a chance to put your life on track successfully. But take your time coming to any conclusions or taking decisive action until you know exactly what it is you value most. The world needs you to be at your very best. Without piling on the pressure (and, of course, this isn't about your appearance), there's a lot at stake and you have a lot to offer. Just a small amount of effort, and your ability to make a good impression will lead to a positive outcome.

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Week Number 21
2020
May 17 - May 23 2020
Cancer
In uncertain times in particular, when things are less than ideal in one area of our lives, it's easy to assume that everything is going pear-shaped. But you're not the kind of person who wants to be known as a prophet of gloom ... and you want any self-fulfilling prophecies to make you happy. Despite what's going on around you, the problem you're dealing with is isolated. Even though there's reason to feel a little negative, it's essential to keep hold of a spark of optimism. This week, there's magic in the air.

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Week Number 21
2020
May 17 - May 23 2020
Leo
It might be satisfying to sit down and list the various things that are wrong with the world. You could probably think of a long list of all the personal issues you're struggling to deal with, too. Or, you could blinker yourself to the things you'd rather not be seeing. Sometimes, sticking your head in the sand is a good technique. While it's important to remember ignorance isn't bliss, skirting around the edge of a challenging topic is a wise way to proceed if you want to see it from all angles.

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Week Number 21
2020
May 17 - May 23 2020
Virgo
If we had never experienced sadness, how would we be able to appreciate happiness? If we had never felt vulnerable and defenseless, how would we be able to realize potential power when it comes our way? If relationships were always easy, how would we ever appreciate the depth of understanding that comes from communication and compromise? As we move towards the powerful New Moon, you're beginning to recognize how valuable a recent challenge has been. Hope is at hand.

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Week Number 21
2020
May 17 - May 23 2020
Libra
We tend to shape our priorities around our preferences. Yet that doesn't always make our choices easy. Even when we think we know what we prefer, sometimes it depends on the mood you're in; today, you might like one flavor of ice cream, and tomorrow, you might prefer another. Of course, we don't create our lives around desserts, but it's surprising how often our decisions are based on superficial likes and dislikes of things. This week, it's worth checking your priorities. A change in perspective will make a situation much easier if you consider what will be important in a medium- to long-term goal.

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Week Number 21
2020
May 17 - May 23 2020
Scorpio
They tell us that money doesn't grow on trees, and as far as we know, they're right. Yet apples grow on them; and, when they're picked and pressed into apple juice, they're transformed into a product that can be sold for money. Since most of the money in the world is still printed on paper, the circle is complete. Although a challenging situation won't be solved with the wave of a magic wand, an ingenious approach to a process that has already begun will work to your advantage.

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Week Number 21
2020
May 17 - May 23 2020
Sagittarius
Life without excitement is like eating food with no seasoning. It's fine, but it's missing that zing that really makes things come alive. While we can always have too much of a good thing, life without any fun is bland indeed. With this in mind, before you leap to resolve a messy situation somewhere in your world, it's worth asking a question: Do you really need to? In times like these, where the days risk blending into one another, a little bit of zing in your relationships might be exactly what you need!

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Week Number 21
2020
May 17 - May 23 2020
Capricorn
Determination. Persistence. These are what success is built on. Not, of course, that you don't already know this. Yet you tend to forget how powerful you really are. Your influence reaches further than you know. When you overlook your strengths, it's easy to feel stressed and disenfranchised; and when we're backed into a corner, it's easy to go too hard and push too far. Yet, the pen is mightier than the sword. There is a way to turn a situation in your daily life to your advantage over the next few weeks. If you can be patient, you will see a quiet word at the right moment is all that's needed.

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Week Number 21
2020
May 17 - May 23 2020
Aquarius
If we only knew where stress comes from, we'd be able to shut down the factory that's producing it. If the government could impose an extra tax on it, there might be a lot less of it hanging around! Or perhaps we could create a system that rewards people who don't succumb to its influence? If more of us were calm in the face of adversity, the world would begin to be transformed. This week, make a start by putting some stress reduction techniques into action. The results will be tangible.

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Week Number 21
2020
May 17 - May 23 2020
Pisces
Imagine if you were forced to carry out a viability survey before you were born. Is there a gap in the market? Is the world ready for your gifts? Well, in response to the last question, the answer would have been 'no.' The world hasn't figured out yet how your particular skills work, and what they don't understand they tend to deny exists. Yet, if such bureaucracy had existed, one of the most unique individuals on the planet might not have been born. Don't let pragmatism stymie your creativity today.

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Week Number 22
2020
May 24 - May 30 2020
Aries
Apparently, Arthur Conan Doyle, a qualified doctor and the creator of Sherlock Holmes, followed tricksters and fraudulent mediums. Sometimes, extremely smart people do silly things. There's even a word for this: dysrationalia. There's a possibility that there has been some silliness in your life lately. Are you letting a problem from the past skew your thinking about a challenge you face in the present? It's time to let go of a negative feeling. You're being encouraged to move on.

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Week Number 22
2020
May 24 - May 30 2020
Taurus
'By seeking and blundering, we learn.' The words of German writer and philosopher Goethe ring true for us all. No one learns anything without making mistakes along the way; and the ability to learn from them is one of your strengths. But lately it seems as if life has been a series of errors and misjudgments; some of them yours, some of them other peoples', but all affecting you. You've learnt enough. You're overdue for an easier ride. Let the current retrograde of your ruler, Venus, show you a better way to achieve success.

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Week Number 22
2020
May 24 - May 30 2020
Gemini
One of the most difficult reviews an artist can receive is that their work is an example of 'style over substance.' In real life, though, we can often keep going on style alone, picking up all we need to know along the way. When we find ourselves feeling slightly less than confident but still have a lot to offer, we just need to fake it till we make it. Fortunately, although subtle, Venus retrograde in your sign is providing you with all the reassurance you need. Whatever the project or quest, as long as you take the first step and think things through, you can shine.

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Week Number 22
2020
May 24 - May 30 2020
Cancer
Imagine, for a moment, a critic on your shoulder, pointing out every tiny mistake you make. It would be almost impossible to make a start on any project that was dear to you, let alone finish it. In an effort to attain perfection (and approval), all the joy and fun would be driven out of whatever you were planning. It's time to be not so hard on yourself. What you have in mind is a good idea, but it will need nurturing, care, and perseverance in order to grow. Give your inner critic a holiday. Let your imagination flow.

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Week Number 22
2020
May 24 - May 30 2020
Leo
There's a moment in movies when the camera shows a panoramic view, then we hear a sound and the camera zooms in and focuses on the action. At other moments, we are shown a blurry microscopic view, then the focus is sharpened, and the evidence is revealed. But not all stories or problems are best understood at close quarters. Perspective is always called for. There's a chance that you've been missing the forest for the trees. Events this week will provide clarity to light up the issues and your way forward.

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Week Number 22
2020
May 24 - May 30 2020
Virgo
When we're cooped up, it's understandable to feel as if we're going 'stir crazy.' So it's worth remembering the words of poet Richard Lovelace: 'Stone walls do not a prison make.' Just because exciting destinations are off the table for now, as long as your spirit and thoughts are free, you're never imprisoned. What's binding you is a belief that you have no options in a key matter. Look again. This week, the cosmos is ready to show you a metaphorical escape route.

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Week Number 22
2020
May 24 - May 30 2020
Libra
'Never put off till tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow!' Mark Twain was poking fun at the idea of procrastination. But as a Libran, you know it's no laughing matter. Although you're sometimes accused of taking your time over decisions, your judgment often turns out to be right. The difficulty right now is not delay, but rather the clutter and confusion in your life getting in the way of decisive action. If you have valuable time on your hands, use it to tie up the loose ends that are holding you back.

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Week Number 22
2020
May 24 - May 30 2020
Scorpio
'I'm just a soul whose intentions are good ... Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood.' Recently, this old hit could be the soundtrack to your life. Just about everything you have attempted lately has been misinterpreted, criticized, or rejected by someone. You deserve a break; fortunately, the cosmos is coming up with the goods. This week offers the ideal time to lay your cards on the table and step back. Then, your explanations will no longer sound like excuses.

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Week Number 22
2020
May 24 - May 30 2020
Sagittarius
Where do you go for good advice? The obvious choices are family members, workmates, teachers, and close friends who know what you're going through. But is there someone in your wider social circle who could give even better guidance about the dilemma you face? Sometimes a friend of a friend is better than those closest to you. They carry less baggage and expectation. Even if all you get back is a confirmation, there's a near-but-not-too-near someone who can help you make your next step.

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Week Number 22
2020
May 24 - May 30 2020
Capricorn
At the heart of many of Shakespeare's plays lies the elements of challenges we experience in everyday life. With all the pressures you're under, it's little wonder you feel as if you're in one of the Bard's works. Although it's reasonable to let the considerations of others color your decisions, some things must transcend the invisible chains of duty and obligation. You have a decision to make, and there's pressure to do what's expected. But the cosmos is encouraging you to follow your own ideas of what is appropriate. The rightness of your decision will be evident.

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Week Number 22
2020
May 24 - May 30 2020
Aquarius
Consider the billions of humans on our planet. Think, too, about our expanding universe; it is billions of light years wide. Although such thoughts can make us feel a little insignificant, the forces that rule the universe also guide you and me. Even a tiny action can trigger the butterfly effect, where a small change in one place can generate a large change somewhere else. Get things moving this week with some random acts of kindness. You'll be astonished at the dividend returned to you.

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Week Number 22
2020
May 24 - May 30 2020
Pisces
How often have you been advised to give yourself a break and step outside the busyness of daily life for some moments of introspection? So now, when some of us have more time on our hands than we expected, what should we do? They say a change is as good as a rest. What you need is a project where you can put your deep thinking into action and rediscover something, perhaps a joint enterprise. This week is the ideal time to get an exciting ball rolling again.

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Week Number 23
2020
May 31 - Jun 06 2020
Aries
Fear of failure, thank goodness, has rarely stopped you taking a chance in life. But is it possible that fear of letting someone down has crept into your mind? This question already has an obvious answer! No one, particularly you, likes owning up to fears and uncertainties. Yet you have nothing to fear; your secret is safe. This anxiety will pass, and you will find a resolution to your current dilemma. Give yourself time to work through a conflict in your own mind before you address a challenge with someone else. Even if you're not feeling confident, we both know failure isn't an option, so look for the most positively creative way forward and you will find it.

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Week Number 23
2020
May 31 - Jun 06 2020
Taurus
There is tension in the air this week caused by a difference of opinion when it comes to how best to use your resources. You want to focus your attention (and maybe your money and talents) in one direction, and someone else would prefer you put them to use in a different way. But if you can find a way to turn down the volume and communicate honestly regarding the value of what is most important to each of you, you just may find you are closer than you think to a compromise that works for you both. 'They' say, 'You can't have your cake and eat it, too.' But it may be possible 'they' are wrong. Don't let confusion or fear block you from seeing the wood for the trees.

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Week Number 23
2020
May 31 - Jun 06 2020
Gemini
We all imagine a prolonged transit of Venus (caused by the current retrograde, in your sign) would bring one greater appreciation and admiration. But, in this time of social distancing, it seems this is harder to come by than one would hope. Don't worry, it isn't that Venus is withholding these qualities of her transit. You are being given an opportunity time to decide what it is you want. How do you want to share the parts of you you feel are most valuable with others? And how do you want your life and relationships to reflect this going forward? Sometimes it is easier to determine what we want by recognizing what we don't. Enter a small sliver of a Partial Lunar Eclipse in your sign approximately halfway through Venus' extended visit. With the seemingly same old dramas repeating themselves, this week's eclipse has the ability to change your perspective and bring your focus back to what you want more of, rather than what you do not. Then you can start working on being admired and appreciated for who you really are.

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Week Number 23
2020
May 31 - Jun 06 2020
Cancer
Daily life can be filled with drama and tension at times. The trick is not to get caught up in reacting to the push and pull and to maintain a steady-as-you-go perspective, so that when better times come along you can shift gears and enjoy the new experience. Yet it's worth taking a deeper look at the inner tension you feel this week. This is your chance to let go of a subconscious fear or belief that has prevented you from making the progress you would like on a goal or dream you want to bring to fruition. In fact, it is possible you are closer to success than you have yet realized. What in the past may have seemed like mountainous terrain will soon relax into the ebb and flow of valleys and hills. With greater perspective, you can find an easier path to a brighter future.

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Week Number 23
2020
May 31 - Jun 06 2020
Leo
It isn't always easy to express ourselves or to find others who appreciate our particular brand of creative thinking. Then there is the challenge of keeping an open-mind and allowing others to express their beliefs. It requires vulnerability and courage to let others into our inner circle. Yet courage is a trait you have plenty of. It is just that reaching out to others can make any of us feel more vulnerable than we really are. As the Sun, your ruling planet, plays its part in this week's Partial Lunar Eclipse, don't let your fear of what others may be thinking concern you. You have more people in your corner than you know. This week, it is worth setting aside any apprehension and taking a chance your particular way of expressing your own creativity will be well received.

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Week Number 23
2020
May 31 - Jun 06 2020
Virgo
We all like to be appreciated in our relationships, whether they be personal or professional. Lately, you have been going the extra mile, putting in extra effort to meet demands without the feeling of reward that usually comes with the sort of competent efficiency you have managed to adhere to under rather difficult circumstances. You may even wonder how long you can keep up your current pace until something gives. The answer is as long as you need. But might I suggest not being so hard on yourself? Take a rest when you need one. Your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health is more important than anyone's bottom line. You will still deserve the recognition and reward that is headed your way for a job well done.

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Week Number 23
2020
May 31 - Jun 06 2020
Libra
It isn't that you consider yourself to be right 100% of the time. It's just that most of the time you can see things in a way others can't. That being said, on the occasion when you are wrong, and you know it, it's not uncommon for you to use your most diplomatic skills to wiggle your way out of letting them know. Still, even then, you can find it difficult to adjust to the truth of others' insights, especially when it is something that matters to you personally. But while the retrograde of your ruler, Venus, remains in such close contact to the Sun and this week's Partial Lunar Eclipse, it would be the perfect time to change your mind and see things from an alternate point of view.

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Week Number 23
2020
May 31 - Jun 06 2020
Scorpio
Scorpios are not known for wavering, being a fixed sign and all that nonsense. Yet there are times -- it usually takes a while -- there are times when your mind can turn on a dime. This isn't really against your nature of stubbornly adhering to things the way they are. It's just that you need a really good emotional reason to change your mind once you have made it up. Which is admirable, if you ask me. You are not wishy-washy or the sort to go off and take chances the way some other people do. So when I say you are about to change your mind about something or someone, I know you know full well you can trust in your reasons for doing so. It's time to believe in your own ability to know what is right for you even if it seems to others to be a sudden change of course.

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Week Number 23
2020
May 31 - Jun 06 2020
Sagittarius
It is time for balance and harmony to return to your life. There has been too much dawdling about, waiting for you or someone to make up their mind about an important matter in a particular relationship. It is causing tension and angst in your emotional life. Yet you are not certain what an appropriate resolution would be even if you were to propose one. There is no reason to worry. The right options will become apparent soon. Then you will find it was worth the wait. Give yourself and someone else time to decide what really matters. Then there will be no need to force a situation to a premature conclusion.

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Week Number 23
2020
May 31 - Jun 06 2020
Capricorn
The pressures and obligations of daily life are not always easy to resolve. In fact, it can be the simplest needs and desires that go unanswered in our busy, hectic lives. Spending time with someone we appreciate and admire. A relaxed meal with someone we would enjoy talking and listening to. A rest after a long, hard day. Balance and harmony seem more elusive than you would like. Yet they are closer than you think. Decide what or who is most important to you and find a way to provide them with a little of what you are seeking. Life doesn't always need to be a battle. You will be surprised how little effort it takes to find the reassurance and peace you wish you could have more of in your life.

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Week Number 23
2020
May 31 - Jun 06 2020
Aquarius
Changes have been taking place in your life. Some have been subtle, others not so much. It isn't always so easy to juggle the various pressures of you feel. You have a lot on your plate and fear the tension your life is under isn't going to ease up any time soon. But we all know nothing stays the same forever; there is always another change just around the corner. A point which tips you in one direction on the spectrum of choices and leads you where you need to go. If you can trust you will know exactly where you need to be, and when you need to be there, you will find it becomes easier to focus on the task at hand.

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Week Number 23
2020
May 31 - Jun 06 2020
Pisces
As a Pisces, you tend to be in your own bubble, preferring to avoid the harshness of daily life only to peek out from time to time to see if the rest of the world has awoken from the latest fantasy of being in control of the universe. You are not much bothered by the world believing you are the one living in an alternate reality. In fact, you find it amusing they should think you are the one missing the true nature of existence. But now is one of those times when you may want to take a take a real look at what is going on. Although the world hasn't morphed into the fairy tale story you would like, you have more in common with the real world these days than you may yet have noticed lately. Ideas are changing, and the world is changing with them. It is time to share some of your most creative ideas.

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Week Number 24
2020
Jun 07 - Jun 13 2020
Aries
To successfully heal a wound, it is necessary to begin the process from the inside, allowing it to progress outward. Wounds healed from the outside in have a tendency to fester and cause infections, which eventually re-open. The ruler of your sign, Mars, in contact with Neptune this week will push the final remnants of a past wound to the surface for healing and release. Although this may be something you have become accustomed to carrying around in your body like an old bullet fragment or a sliver of broken bone, you no longer need the constant emotional reminder keeping you tethered to the past. Let it dissolve into the nothingness that it actually is.

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Week Number 24
2020
Jun 07 - Jun 13 2020
Taurus
It may not be obvious, but your sign is one of the recipients of some of the most unusually helpful alignments this week. Not only do you have reason to let go for a bit and imagine a better future, but you may also feel you are in position to let go of what has been preventing you in the form of a push in the right direction by outside circumstances. But this really isn't about that or them. It is about you and the armor you wear as the only viable way you have of maintaining your comfort zone. Which lately has begun to feel like sitting on a bed of nails. Is it really worth it if you have to wear a suit of stiff steel all day or drink yourself silly each night? It may be time you did something about that.

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Week Number 24
2020
Jun 07 - Jun 13 2020
Gemini
Generally speaking, people in a codependent relationship give control to the other person and then subsequently desire to get that control back. The person being "helped" feels no control over their own life, so he or she exerts (or attempts to exert) power over the helper by making demands on their time and energy. Although this is a simplified explanation of a complex set of circumstances. Yet for our arrangements with others to be called a relationship at all, there must be some sort of transactional exchange. And in the beginning, it can be hard to tell if we are in a dysfunctional relationship or an 'I'll scratch your back, if you scratch mine,' balanced exchange. The difference comes down to one characteristic of the relationship: the ability of each individual to treat the other fairly and with respect. Keep this in mind this week.

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Week Number 24
2020
Jun 07 - Jun 13 2020
Cancer
It may become easier to recognize the connections and patterns to some of the more entrenched emotional reactions you have had lately. Yet it would be irresponsible of me not to mention a tendency of Mercury in your sign to attempt to over-analyze or negotiate away a perfectly rational emotional response to your current circumstances. Either way this turns out for you, it is best to wait until mid-July before drawing any conclusions. Instead, this week begin a fact-finding mission of the inner kind. What is it that prevents you from feeling you can express yourself fully? What is it you have not said to others you wish you could say? And what is your greatest fear in doing so? These questions are likely to lead to others. Take your time and be patient; the information you are looking for will seem to bubble to the surface a piece at a time. And, maybe for the first time in a long while, there is little to no pressure to have all the answers instantly.

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Week Number 24
2020
Jun 07 - Jun 13 2020
Leo
All indications in your chart point to a surprising week regarding your public reputation or career. While there has been a lot of planetary activity in the 6th solar house associated with health, routine, and daily work environment for a number of years, you are just beginning to feel the liberation and awakening efforts of Uranus in your 10th solar house, the most public area of your chart. Uranus transits are not always easy, but when they are over, we are glad they came. So, unless you prefer to be dragged kicking and screaming to the front of the line, I suggest you open to a more flexible public life. This is about breaking the rules as you have known them and detaching from the limits and structures of the outside world and re-orienting your life on something deeper. Which will bring you back to yourself and your core values. Said another way, welcome to the rest of your life.

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Week Number 24
2020
Jun 07 - Jun 13 2020
Virgo
Gemini on the 10th has a way of making one believe they can experience and evaluate the world within the confines and limits of their own mind. This is akin to believing you have traveled the world by looking at a globe. There is a distinct difference between doing something in theory and living through the experience. As a Virgo, the cardinal cross of your chart contains fellow mutable signs Gemini, Sagittarius, and Pisces. Even though you possess one of the more flexible minds in existence, you are the grounded sort and prefer a practical, stable environment. You are not one to take chances without weighing the risk. Besides, even for the most adventurous of us, it can be hard to deliberately step away from what we know. Yet your chart would like me to pass along a message. It is time to test some of your newfound courage and passion for self-expression and creativity. All you need to do is acknowledge you have a desire for a more robust personal experience and the universe will show you the way.

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Week Number 24
2020
Jun 07 - Jun 13 2020
Libra
Certain topics are so controversial that only courageous (or reckless) people consider tackling them. Even though we're happy to discuss topics that would have been taboo not so long ago, there are sensitive subjects that need to be treated with consideration and care. As a Libra, your diplomatic skills are well-honed. You're adept at the art of understanding how far you can push people's boundaries and still communicate effectively. As your ruler's retrograde motion brings out your ability to persuade others to build emotional bridges rather than walls, you will find it surprisingly easy to share your own emotions as well. By doing so, you just may be given the chance to properly heal a relationship in your own life.

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Week Number 24
2020
Jun 07 - Jun 13 2020
Scorpio
Often when I am making a decision with which others may disagree, I am reminded of the lyrics made famous in a song by The Animals: 'I'm just a soul whose intentions are good. Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood.' You're preoccupied by an issue that involves a sense of deep responsibility. You have a difficult choice to make, and your decision will have ramifications that affect you and those around you. If you get it right, all will be well. If you don't? Well ... you can't even contemplate that possibility. Yet as your traditional ruler, Mars, connects with Neptune, it offers the chance to gently assert your own desires. Could you be overestimating your responsibility to please others over taking care of your own needs? There's much less to lose than you think.

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Week Number 24
2020
Jun 07 - Jun 13 2020
Sagittarius
When we're concerned about an issue that's taking up a considerable amount of head space, the issue we are considering is not usually what causes our head to ache. More often than not, it's the thing we're not focused on that brings us the biggest challenge. Challenges that surprise us and that we haven't had time to work out a contingency plan for, that create vulnerable "emergency" issues that cause us to feel stressed. As Chiron, Uranus, and Venus create unusual circumstances in your relationships, try seeing them as a way to help heal a situation rather than a way to upend your relationships. Then, as long as you remain cautiously aware of an issue, you won't really need to worry about it!

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Week Number 24
2020
Jun 07 - Jun 13 2020
Capricorn
Do you need to wait for the world to change, or should you try to do something that will change it? The good news is that you don't need to do either this week. The best way to instigate a change is to look within and alter your own attitude. You're being inspired by a hope; yet a historic fear is preventing you from fully committing to taking steps to fulfill it. As Mars connects with Neptune, a slight, softening adjustment to your ambition will allow you to take courageous steps toward realizing you are closer to reaching a goal than you think. Then it will be easier to be open to the possibilities of your own creative imagination.

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Week Number 24
2020
Jun 07 - Jun 13 2020
Aquarius
Although a situation might appear problematic, it is actually creating the perfect excuse for you to avoid doing something you don't want to do. Someone or something is making you feel obligated to enter into new territory which you secretly suspect might not be the most advantageous for you. This is a good week to take time out and reflect on what you value most before committing to a project. Soon enough, either the problem won't be a problem, or the advantage will be so obvious that you'll be ready to go ahead without any hesitation whatsoever. Now, doesn't that sound like a good plan? See, you know yourself better than you thought. Don't jump to a premature conclusion.

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Week Number 24
2020
Jun 07 - Jun 13 2020
Pisces
Wouldn't it be helpful if someone could simply explain what's going on? Haven't you had enough of taking everything in stride and just acting as if you have trust in someone's ability to take control over a situation? Surely you're not supposed to carry on, merely accepting that they know what they're doing? Actually ... that's not a bad attitude to adopt right now. As Mars links up with Neptune, assuming that the right thing is happening and hoping for the best is a sure-fire way to motivate serendipity to come into your life. Although you may be anxious, you have less to be concerned about and more to be encouraged by than it appears. Give things some time to work themselves out.

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Week Number 25
2020
Jun 14 - Jun 20 2020
Aries
As mentioned last week, you are now well on your way to healing an issue that has a deeply personal impact on other aspects of your life. That said, you still have time to allow your awareness to linger in the safety of your inner world to see where this journey is going to lead before taking direct action. When the time comes to act, you can trust you will do so willingly and with the confidence and courage of someone who is finally free of the trappings of past emotional wounds that have prevented you from fully initiating your own desires. Now is the time to take notes or keep a diary of the information bubbling up to the surface and into consciousness. It will prove to be a roadmap you can use to make progress on a long-held dream in the very near future.

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Week Number 25
2020
Jun 14 - Jun 20 2020
Taurus
The coronavirus rules have basically shoved everyone onto the internet for everything they were not already there for. It is astonishing to think that "going away to college" now consists of sitting in one's bedroom and trying to study. The internet was already a viable way to avoid life experience. Now, it is a required element and made to seem even more acceptable. The physical world is taking on the same isolation. Now, everywhere you go, you see a new plexiglass barrier "separating" you from someone. Given that viruses can go around things, this is purely symbolic. We are social creatures by nature, and there are still safe ways to connect directly with other human beings in real and meaningful ways. Make it your business to find and act on as many of them as possible.

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Week Number 25
2020
Jun 14 - Jun 20 2020
Gemini
People who work with the public say there is a hostility present that reminds me of the callous way people treat one another on Facebook or Twitter. It's a little like people have been transformed into the internet versions of themselves, cloaked by the distance, fear, and veiled environment in which we now live. Though this is usually an unconscious process, it reminds me of the way an infant believes you can't really see them if they put their hands over their face. A kind of optical illusion that one or both of you have stopped existing as a person. Yet it is important to remember you do exist, and the actions we take and the words we use are in full view of the world. Show others the beauty and value of being real.

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Week Number 25
2020
Jun 14 - Jun 20 2020
Cancer
This week is leading up to the only New Moon Solar Eclipse in your sign taking place in the first degree of Cancer. This is a point of alignment with all of existence. It is the point in the chart when we begin to self-create based on our emotional needs and desires, and where we begin to bring forth our intentions from within. This week is a time to prepare and to consider the ways in which you would like to both reinvent yourself and bring out a deeper quality of who you are and allow it to enter the world. As mentioned in your monthly horoscope, eclipses are pattern-setting events, representing before-and-after moments like passing through a portal, which is why it is important that your choices and the resulting actions move you in the direction you want to go.

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Week Number 25
2020
Jun 14 - Jun 20 2020
Leo
You have been working for what seems like ages to integrate the transformations taking place in your life. From the look of your chart, this can be one great big one or many smaller changes that add up to a larger process. No matter how you have experienced the ongoing conjunction of Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn, your 6th solar house, it's possible you still feel as if there is a missing piece of the puzzle. One inhibiting your ability to make full contact with a deep desire or purpose and, therefore, preventing you from fully integrating a source of your own power coming from within. It might be helpful to consider what makes you think you are missing what you need in the first place. Then you will know exactly where to look.

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Week Number 25
2020
Jun 14 - Jun 20 2020
Virgo
Did you take up my suggestion to work with tools such as an action or strategy plan? If so, what does that look like for you by now? The Sun and Venus retrograde in your 10th house, are calling for you to adopt a more flexible role in the world. One that may feel a little out of your comfort zone. Yet using tools like the one suggested will provide you a sense of stability, a means for evaluating progress, and a way to stay on track without getting lost in the detailed process of each decision. As one accustomed to the sort of detailed analysis most of us overlook, it may be difficult for you to trust you are on the right track unless you can pull back and consider the larger perspective going forward. Consider what you are learning by taking your life to a new level as an experiment in achieving your goals in a more focused and pragmatic way and see how the world responds.

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Week Number 25
2020
Jun 14 - Jun 20 2020
Libra
In many ways, your expectations are outlandish ... that is, until we consider the strength of your loyalty and passion. Nothing stops you from defending a cause you believe in. Yet, admirable as this is, it's unfair to expect the same level of commitment from other people. That's not because they won't try or they don't care. It's that such levels of selflessness are beyond their abilities. Try not to give someone too tough a time this week at work or anywhere else in your life. Like you, they are doing the best they can. A little benefit of the doubt will go a long way toward opening the lines of communication.

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Week Number 25
2020
Jun 14 - Jun 20 2020
Scorpio
At times the world can seem a wonderful place; at other times, harsh and unforgiving. At our worst, we feel powerless; at our best, we feel motivated and powerful. This week, there are strings you'd like to be able to pull and situations you wish you had more influence over. In this powerful time just before the eclipse on June 21, when your powers of prescience are highlighted, you can see exactly what needs to be done to prevent a drama from unfolding. If you had the power, you could wield your influence and ensure the end result suited most of the people involved. Yet, if you step back and allow things to unfold, a delightful, unforeseen development may bring an even happier ending.

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Week Number 25
2020
Jun 14 - Jun 20 2020
Sagittarius
Money brings a sense of security and power - that's why so many people live their lives pursuing more and more of it. Likewise, the search for the perfect relationship often obfuscates a desire for simple, heartfelt joy. We tend to set our minds on attaining specific outcomes and get so wrapped up in our expectations and goals that we lose sight of what we really need to make us happy. Yet this time before the New Moon Solar Eclipse can bring you the flexibility and sincerity to look beyond the obvious and discover a situation that brings you great satisfaction. It is time to let a new perspective show you what you value most in your relationships.

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Week Number 25
2020
Jun 14 - Jun 20 2020
Capricorn
It's funny how our reaction to events in our lives changes according to our mood. For instance, you'd probably just shrug it off if you were to stub your toe whilst walking along a clifftop enjoying a magnificent view of the sea. But if it happened while you were in the middle of something you really didn't want to do, you would experience the pain with a different intensity. You might even see it as a sign that you were doing the 'wrong' thing and had made a bad choice. Although Mercury will turn retrograde this week just before the New Moon Solar Eclipse in your opposite sign, don't be tempted to read too much into unfolding events, but do take encouragement from what's good and beautiful in your life.

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Week Number 25
2020
Jun 14 - Jun 20 2020
Aquarius
It can be unsettling to see the world through a new filter. In finding a way to deal with a challenging situation, you've developed a greater sense of realism that's offering a different perspective. Although adjusting to your new reality feels slightly uncomfortable, you're gaining valuable insight into the dynamics of a relationship in a way you could never have expected. Your judgment is exemplary. And even if other people try to persuade you otherwise, trust your instincts. This week, you can make a more informed choice that enables you to take advantage of a cosmic gift on offer.

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Week Number 25
2020
Jun 14 - Jun 20 2020
Pisces
Most of the time, we tend to do what we've always done. Even when we have a feeling that what we're doing might not be in our best interests, or we don't enjoy it. We continue to carry on with what we always get on with. Then our lives tend to muddle along in the same old way until something happens and a penny drops. This is when we finally realize that we're ready for a change and that change is ready for us. This week presents you with a turning point in your life as Mercury turns retrograde and we prepare for the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer, your 5th solar house. You will gain a rejuvenating sense of freedom. You can transcend a situation in which you've felt stuck. Get ready to make positive progress.

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Week Number 26
2020
Jun 21 - Jun 27 2020
Aries
A few days after a Solar Eclipse early this week in the most emotionally intimate area of your solar chart (the 4th house), your ruling planet, Mars, enters your sign. This is a call for more autonomy and emotional independence. In the midst of so many changes in the world, to be the 'master of your destiny' calls for having a handle on your spiritual life. That's the bit where you consider your relationship to existence, seek to understand your fears, and learn where you stand with yourself. It's easy to sidestep this. It's easy to numb yourself on the internet or chill your way through life. The initial steps require one to adapt the most, because old ways do not like to be challenged, nor do the inner identities that sustain them willingly give way. Sometimes, though, there is a bold sense of adventure and courage. Other times you might embark on something and not be sure where it will lead. Any of these will serve you, though you must make the connections and take the first steps.

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Week Number 26
2020
Jun 21 - Jun 27 2020
Taurus
A Solar Eclipse this week opens the door to improving communications as your ruler, Venus, prepares to turn to direct motion. Before you begin, it might be helpful to ask yourself: what are the bonds that link you to another person? They seem to be shifting; are you observing that fact? It's not that the relationship is 'ending,' but rather that its deeper basis, its foundation, is calling for recognition. It will be possible to live under the old terms for a while, though for the relationship to persist, you must grow in ways you may find daunting, incomprehensible, or impossible at present. When you have that feeling, consider that you're standing on the front wave of your next reality. You may or may not like this. You might try to compensate by holding onto some values or ideas you have long espoused. If you're doing that, do it consciously, because Venus retrograde is an opportunity to reassess your ideals and the value they hold in your life. Even if you have no interest in that, it's going to happen; you know your spirit is moving you, and you must begin to question what you thought of as reality.

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Week Number 26
2020
Jun 21 - Jun 27 2020
Gemini
How is your listening process going? The one about listening to yourself, or reading what you've written about how you feel at any given time? This is not the kind of thing you do for a moment and move on. Learning to listen and consider your thoughts from within is a skill you're being called to develop, so that you have it available when you need it. This is the quintessential gift of being a Gemini: to listen and perceive information using all your senses. Think of this as coming home to yourself, which may require discovering that you had, at some point, gone away. You have a tendency to dismiss the body-oriented level of knowledge and understanding in favor of what 'makes sense' to you intellectually. What happens then is you miss out on the opportunity to be with your contradictions long enough to work them out. Notice when you do this: when you try to explain something, make it simple, or resolve the tension by taking sides. True maturity comes from being able to live in peace with uncertainty and in the face of the unknown, if only for a while.

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Week Number 26
2020
Jun 21 - Jun 27 2020
Cancer
For healing to be real and, therefore, for us to set in place a new pattern of engagement with the world, the problem most certainly must have the element of opportunity; otherwise, what's the use? This is the 'other way of seeing things' so essential to any progress. Evolution of thought means seeing yourself and your situation from a new angle, specifically one where you notice you have the power to make decisions. That is the moment you engage your true being: the moment you see and acknowledge that you can call the shots. As you study this, you're likely to notice how it embraces everything about you, right down to choosing to accept who you are and choosing to be real. This would be simple, save for the layers of guilt and denial that are piled on nearly everyone as a child -- particularly, an insidious form of self-denial that results in losing contact with one's core being. Restoring your strength comes back to being fully present for your power to decide and granting yourself permission to choose between your options.

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Week Number 26
2020
Jun 21 - Jun 27 2020
Leo
Your ruler, the Sun, is involved in a Solar Eclipse in the 12th solar house of your chart, shedding light on your intuition. One such skill you possess is how easy it is for you to tell who is honest, if you're really interested. If you don't care, it's nearly impossible, because the concept of honesty won't exist. If you fall prey to someone's lack of integrity, it will merely seem like circumstances outside your control led to it. Once you make a choice to be discerning, life may seem a shade more dangerous, because you're acknowledging potential problems that are related to your choice to trust or not trust -- which is an important decision in any relationship. Then, there is what to do if you are not certain. However, this would seem to call for a basic protocol, such as paying attention and gaining some experience in small ways that don't involve too much vulnerability. That would include listening. People will tell you who they are without much prodding. They will also show you who they are with their actions. The only question is whether you care enough to notice. That is the same question as: how much do you care about yourself?

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Week Number 26
2020
Jun 21 - Jun 27 2020
Virgo
One way to make the best use of Mercury's current retrograde cycle and the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Cancer occupying the 11th solar house of your chart is to consider curiosity your best friend. It's your permission to exist, to search, and to feel your way. Curiosity is your permission to create, just so you can see what happens next. It is a bypass through or around clutter that serves no purpose but to distract you from taking action. Usually, that clutter is put in place to make people less curious, and thus more manageable, predictable, and subject to external control. Yet, to actively engage your motivation and self-authority, you would be taking the most tangible step beyond external control. Are you ready for that? How do you know? This would seem one of the deepest personal issues, connected to and multiplied into many of the problems we see in society, where so many people, a mass movement, are united and encouraged to not think for themselves. Then they wonder how certain political 'leaders' and parental figures, priests, and other 'cops' manifest. Could all of this be obviated by allowing yourself to feel sincere curiosity, and acting upon it? Are you curious about that?

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Week Number 26
2020
Jun 21 - Jun 27 2020
Libra
Is it possible you don't need to do everything you're doing? Answering this question will require you to slow down and evaluate whatever it is you do. This means acknowledging it from a purely factual standpoint: I work 12 hours a day; I work in a field I find cold and exhausting. Your chart indicates you are being presented with an opening you may not have considered a possibility prior the retrograde cycle of Venus, which is now coming to an end just after a New Moon Eclipse in your 10th house associated with your career and public standing. And it means noticing where that action fits into the sequence of events, motivated by something, and headed toward something. I am recommending these very basic orientation exercises so you can take advantage of the new perspective headed your way. This has the feeling of spiritual vertigo, including complicating your sense of the passage of time. To sort out what is real from what is not, it will help to have reference points, including the calendar and extending into the kind of rudimentary awareness exercises I suggested. Take care of your health by taking care of your wellbeing. For you, they are closely related. Focus on feeling good about what it is you do, rather than fulfilling expectations.

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Week Number 26
2020
Jun 21 - Jun 27 2020
Scorpio
Your chart has the feeling of a fresh start and a new perspective on life. This could be a pleasant experience of gently melting into warm water, or a meltdown that is the result unexpected changes brought on by the New Moon Eclipse and your ruler, Mars, entering Aries. You may find these two states of mind are closer than you think, and somehow mysteriously slip from one to another. Wherever you may be in consciousness, be there fully. Feel what you're feeling and use that as a point of entry into yourself. The sensations you're experiencing are not the destination or result. Rather, they are openings into a deeper experience of who you are and how you fit into the world. Your way will be facilitated by noticing your emotions and acknowledging their existence. You may not get any easy answers about what is true and what is not for a while. But if you ride the waves and dare to breathe, you may discover you're asking real questions there is no rush to answer.

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Week Number 26
2020
Jun 21 - Jun 27 2020
Sagittarius
You have been in a time where your potential has been in the process of being revealed to you. Potential, is, of course, just that; any growth or revelation comes from action. This week opens the doors to taking that action. Sometimes it's one thing, like doing something you might not ordinarily do, that places you in new territory. Sometimes it's like learning a difficult or unfamiliar dance move, where you just have to keep doing it over and over until you get it right. It will help if you can practice the art of "suspending disbelief" long enough to try out something new. That's what gets you into the universe of a book or film; you forget it's not real for a while, and do not actively resist the information presented as valid. If you run into an obstacle in any form, notice if you have some odd attachment to "the way things are." How does any attachment work or not work for you? Be alert to what serves a negative purpose, such as, "I have this person in my life to interrupt me." Then, decide if you want that purpose.

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Week Number 26
2020
Jun 21 - Jun 27 2020
Capricorn
A New Moon Eclipse in your opposite sign may be presenting you with another wave of change you cannot control. That's the only meaningful sort of change there is. It's the experience that teaches you there's something more creative than control, which is to make up life as you go. Though this may seem either impossible or like it couldn't work all the time, in truth it's an approach and a skill set you develop and learn to use. Many have proposed that it is mainly attachment to the past that gets in the way of being in the present moment in our lives. However, the past cannot be dismissed. One place to start is to acknowledge that we coexist with it, though its meaning will change over time. It already has and so have you. You don't need to fear that if you look at the past, you will get lost in it again. You're bigger than it is now; you're also no longer there. You live in a different world. Think of your past as an aquarium you're looking into from the outside, and perhaps reconsider your response to anything you may see.

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Week Number 26
2020
Jun 21 - Jun 27 2020
Aquarius
The paradox of approval is that it ultimately always comes down to you: whether you approve of yourself. Others can do something useful, which is to set an example, thereby teaching you newer approaches than the ones you previously had modeled for you. Learn the specifics: tone of voice, choice of words (as in, how do you want others to speak to you?). Be sensitive to what you like being said about you and what you don't appreciate, including the subtle shades. Pretty much all learning is by example, so choose the examples you want ahead of time and find them. When you take someone as an intimate, you accept the way they treat you as the way you would treat yourself. This counts for whomever they may be -- in whatever role, and however they may speak to you or treat you. Let this be your guide for filtering out whom you do and don't want in your life. You might say, as others do unto you, you do unto yourself.

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Week Number 26
2020
Jun 21 - Jun 27 2020
Pisces
If you feel like you're at a turning point, then keep turning. Your astrology reveals that you have more leverage than you think, though at times you may feel like you're mysteriously stuck. Actually, you're surpassing one limit after the next, though they may be subtle limits, many of them mental. As you do this, it's important to be aware of your significant gains. Pay less attention to the day-to-day ups and downs, and more attention to the long-range scenario. Where were you a year ago? What about two years? Make a list of every challenge and obstacle you've successfully navigated. Consider what you've built, made, or created, and give yourself extra credit because it's so challenging to be enthusiastic about anything these days. Yet if you want to get your life onto the next level, it will help if you think of yourself -- not your life -- differently. Your life is not about what you do. It's about who you are, and what you do follows from there.

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Week Number 27
2020
Jun 28 - Jul 4 2020
Aries
Now that your ruler, Mars, has entered your sign, you are being called to address a challenge -- one that has been operating in the background for what may seem like your entire life once you notice its existence. You likely need to make a decision of some kind, which makes you feel as if you are being pushed to a new edge of reality or to express a part of your identity in a new way. Although what you are experiencing may feel as if it's happening suddenly, if you pay attention, you'll notice whatever is going on with you has more of an influence on your self-concept than you previously imagined. It hides behind as if a small matter, which is then magnified out of proportion -- and therefore seems harder to address than it will be. Many facets of life are similar; if you successfully address and resolve this situation, you will learn something larger about yourself and who you are. Take your time until you find the root of the original obstacle: an experience or a message you received when you were young. This will give you access to other useful information that will come up for healing.

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Week Number 27
2020
Jun 28 - Jul 4 2020
Taurus
How did Venus retrograde (May 13-June 25) influence your ideas regarding personal resources and your sense of self? Are you relating to others differently? This week you have the Sun influencing communication, linking to unpredictable and erratic Uranus in your sign. But don't think you're in any way being illogical or inconsistent. You have reached a turning point in a situation you have probably wondered how you could ever resolve in a way that is satisfactory. Let coming events help make your path clear to you. And, above all, believe that you have every reason to feel reassured by the changes manifesting in your life. We are in a time between eclipses, which will bring an opportunity to adopt new forms of communication. Which should help when discussing your emotional needs more openly. Society (family, friends, potential and current partners, even the local reverend) is assertive in its position on what is "morally" acceptable. Yet, for your life to have real meaning and purpose, above all else it must be lived on your terms. If you feel you are being judged for this, note that inner response and keep track of it -- you will learn a lot from studying how and when you first felt you could not be fully present in your life.

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Week Number 27
2020
Jun 28 - Jul 4 2020
Gemini
Trust where you are, because you are superbly placed to receive information that previously seemed unavailable. Although it has been there all along. Don't focus intently on what you think you already know. And limit your outer responses until all the information is received, which will take at least until your ruler, Mercury, turns to direct motion around July 12th. Until then, do your best to stay open and available as events unfold in your life, and remain open-minded toward what you're about to discover. I have mentioned before that true maturity is integral to being able to live in peace with uncertainty and in the face of the unknown. Of course, those things are what tend to make people the most nervous. Yet think of how much mystery you live with, particularly about yourself. The place where maturity morphs into a form of spiritual fortitude is the patience and willingness to do so consciously. It's more than that, though. Self-discovery takes time. When questions are responded to with simple answers or false certainty, that blocks access to truth: the mind is no longer open or available to new understanding or awareness. Standing back from certainty helps you avoid lazy approaches to life that ultimately do nothing to help or that interject delays. That is important now, because such beautiful discoveries about yourself are possible. A rare window is open. Seek the truth, not a substitute.

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Week Number 27
2020
Jun 28 - Jul 4 2020
Cancer
It may feel as if you are standing on a precipice, as your sign is the focus of our current eclipse cycle and the location of Mercury's retrograde. All you need to do is keep doing what you're doing and trust -- meaning keep a very open mind. This is a period of personal development and change. Your life has progressed in the past month or so to where you can make observations about yourself you were not likely to make before. This is a matter of perspective. Sometimes you must get a little distance and see things from an angle. What you have now is a viewpoint in which you can see two opposite properties of yourself as existing side by side. One way to look at this is being able to consider your mental and emotional realities as distinct from one another. They are not, of course, because you are one being, though it can help to think of them as having discrete traits that can communicate with one another. This could, for example, represent two deep needs you have that compete for your attention. Feel the tension for a while. Let both sides of the equation exist in their own right. They may seem to be in direct competition with one another, or mutually exclusive. If you can stay present with that feeling and remain there a while, you can observe for yourself what is really true. Despite all that feels uncertain or complicated in today's world, what transpires offers something profound -- and magical.

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Week Number 27
2020
Jun 28 - Jul 4 2020
Leo
I am sure you have noticed the journey you are on requires a slow and steady approach if you want to succeed. Yet you may be ready to reveal openly what you have kept under a veil. Cats are good at hiding their secrets, and you are no different. You don't need to do this all at once, though. While it's true you need to be one self, wherever you are, the process you are experiencing at the moment is a gradual one of letting off some pressure. The first place to open the valve is within yourself. Gradually, decide what you want to move over from the 'private' column to the 'public' one -- for example, by determining what about yourself or your circumstances you no longer want to keep hidden from others. This may stem from desire, or it may stem from the need to feel real. With either approach, your self-guidance would offer you back some feeling of pleasure or surrendering to what is true for you, and the sensation of true freedom as a result of even considering the idea. The point of self-disclosure is not doing the right thing in some abstract sense, but rather feeling better about where you go from there. Being real is its own reward and its own challenge, and many others will follow.

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Week Number 27
2020
Jun 28 - Jul 4 2020
Virgo
Mercury's change in direction has evoked the question of how to take care of everyone, by which I mean the whole world: a Virgo trait not easy for anyone to reckon with. Yet you are accustomed to this feeling of taking responsibility for the world around you. Society is still in love with its 'every man for himself' theory of existence, in nearly total denial of how the very purpose of organizing ourselves into communities is to help us sort out the basic necessities of human life. Even with food and clothing taken care of, there are many emotional and spiritual challenges in our lives, and those concern you as well. Here's what I suggest, as someone who relates to this point of view personally. Keep your interests close to home: your actual home, your closest friends, and your most immediate surrounding community. For now, let that be 'the world' for you. In truth, that is all that's needed: focus on what we can do for each other and let it cascade outward. This is not only manageable, it's extremely useful, and you will find it rewarding. Work on the level where either you can see direct results (as in your kids are happier when you take time to interact with them instead of working day and night) or there is some exchange (you mow your neighbors' lawn and they share fresh vegetables from their garden). It's time to be real, to make real contact with real people. The rest is digital illusion.

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Week Number 27
2020
Jun 28 - Jul 4 2020
Libra
The ways you create and maintain your sense of security and stability are changing. This is enhanced by Mercury's current retrograde and the sense of pressure related to the changes and transformation taking place concerning your outer world and private concerns. Be receptive and open-minded as information is received. You have time to gain a deeper understanding that will bring greater awareness around underlying circumstances of your situation. Take things slowly, keep things manageable, and be calm and sensitive whenever you know you can -- and should -- be. Focus on feeling good, rather than feeling safe. Why? The notion of safety is an abstraction on a planet with so many seeming threats, most coming from within our minds. Feeling good is a direct, verifiable experience. You know you feel good because you do. Ah, wait, what about people who only feel good when they feel pain? What about people who feel guilty the moment they are happy, as if they must be neglecting something or someone? Well, in that case, one does not "feel good." However, they might feel safe, stable, and normal. It seems we have some sorting out to do around this topic. Those who feel good are certainly a mystery to those who do not. If I may: feeling is about being present in one's body, whether good, bad, or some other description. Yet no matter how you feel, unless you are fully present in each moment, it is impossible to remember you are the one with the authority to choose your response.

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Week Number 27
2020
Jun 28 - Jul 4 2020
Scorpio
I'm curious what has transpired for you the past week of your life. What did you experience? What did you learn? Where have you invested your energy, and what was the outcome? While the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction is exact Tuesday, it's been vibrating since the beginning of the year, and your co-ruling planet, Mars, has entered Aries until January 2021, pushing a daring quality out into the open in your daily life. Much of this can be adventure for its own sake. Consider the results as you go along, or just keep experimenting and skip the evaluation. As long as you're happy, it's all good. That said, Mercury retrograde, in one of the most philosophical angles of your chart until July 12th, and our current eclipse cycle have you asking interesting questions regarding your place in the world and the beliefs and ideology you live by. That is likely to point you to some matters of meaning, which may seem to come on abruptly and lead you to question what you've experienced recently. Which will, in turn, affect how you think about your life and how you convey yourself and communicate going forward. Until Mercury turns direct, you have some time. Take this opportunity to slow down, reflect, and edit. You will appreciate a moment of meditation and introspection. It's been a while.

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Week Number 27
2020
Jun 28 - Jul 4 2020
Sagittarius
The dominant theme of your chart is the nature of your contracts and agreements. You have a tendency to enter these on an emotional basis, rather than logical or rational. Emotional could mean how you feel; some would say it's their gut response to a situation. That's true as far as it goes. Yet it's always a good idea to read a contract or to know what you're committing to through tacit agreement, and that's the moment of your astrology at this time. There is a need to understand the underlying motivations and intentions of any agreement you enter. If your feelings, gut, or emotions guide you to conduct a review, that would be a good idea. If your mind guides you to do so, that's an equally good idea. The mental plane gets to the specifics that can be expressed in language, including how you are responding on a level you don't usually articulate. The specifics, not the generalities, are currently where it's at for you. One more astrological indication: there is time built into this situation to gather all the information you need before coming to any conclusion. You don't have to commit to anything except being honest with yourself.

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Week Number 27
2020
Jun 28 - Jul 4 2020
Capricorn
Mercury's retrograde in your opposite sign and the current cycle of eclipses in your sign and opposite sign signify your changing position on a relationship. I would suggest the most important thing to track is your perspective: whether you're seeing the world as an adult or a child. You might also track your perception of where partners and loved ones are coming from. While seeing and experiencing life from the viewpoint of your inner kid can be fun, the drawback is that you don't have much control over the flow of events. Your child self might resort to disrupting the flow, which is much easier but not a form of creative power. It is a sign of desperation; though, we might ask, about what? Before you try to get control, you might reckon how and why you feel you lack it. This is nearly certain to be a personal matter having nothing to do with external events. Additionally, Mars in your 4th solar house may be driving your emotions in a way that is not helpful: you may be coming across as more assertive than you need to be. Nobody controls what you think, believe, feel, or do -- even if you want them to. Your feelings are your own. Trust that whatever is occurring has been building for some time. However, you are currently channeling and integrating some of the most intense cosmic energy available. Take that into consideration when communicating with others.

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Week Number 27
2020
Jun 28 - Jul 4 2020
Aquarius
With so much emphasis on health these days, it's noteworthy why there is so little emphasis on our emotional wellbeing. In the midst of a medical crisis, how to take care of oneself is not in the discussion. However, it is now personal for you. If you feel an urge to withdraw this week, acknowledge and respect this need. Healing your mind and body can often begin with the relationship between your emotional state and what you think of as a medical issue. The chances are high that what you're experiencing is originating on the emotional level rather than the physical. I don't mean it's all in your head. On the contrary, we carry emotional pain in our bodies like a tense muscle waiting to be massaged and cared for properly. You are more likely to feel the ill effects of an insult or self-defeating thought than to experience those of a toxin or pathogen at the moment. Said another way, fear is unhealthy; stress is not conducive to wellbeing; judgment is not relaxing; anger is not good for heart, soul, or blood flow. That is the order in which to proceed. There is plenty of "bad stuff" drawing your attention to fears in the outer world; for now, focus only with the influence of your mind on your body. Once you have a handle on that, you gain many abilities you didn't have before.

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Week Number 27
2020
Jun 28 - Jul 4 2020
Pisces
Having Mars in your sign is not the most comfortable experience for a Pisces, though it does provide some needed motivation. Pisces tend to want to swim away from anything in their environment pushing them too harshly in one direction. Yet this go-round must have produced some interesting results with Neptune, your ancient ruler, in your sign. One advantage was Mars' ability to serve as a point of contact and focus for the diffuse energy of Neptune. This may have felt like breaking through a perceived separation between you and a dream hidden behind an impenetrable veil. If your astrology means anything, you will have more traction and be better able to make contact with others now that you can see a way forward. So make sure you focus your message, keep an eye on the details, and make adjustments in real time if necessary. By that, I mean think on your feet, and think creatively, which means with a measure of adventure and pleasure. You know what you're doing. Mercury's retrograde and the current cycle of eclipses in your house of art and adventure (Cancer, your solar 5th) is an invitation to explore the lush side of your mind in a focused way. Rather than making art, give yourself a project -- a space to fill. Define some loose parameters and fulfill them. Take one idea and develop it. Reach out to one person you're interested in and evolve the conversation. A little focus will go a long way.

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Week Number 28
2020
Jul 05 - Jul 11 2020
Aries
As the Full Moon Eclipse took place overnight July 4-5, you may have found yourself in a crisis this week. If this is true, the best way to respond is to not react. You don't need to take charge, though the temptation is strong. At the moment our whole society is set on hair-trigger. There is no concept of what is appropriate, or sensible, or proportional. There are no summer Olympic games; they have been replaced by what seems like extreme sports coverage of the news, which has at least half the population in a state of adrenaline exhaustion. Your leadership skills are better than that. See if you can first get into a more Zen state, focusing on what you're aware of. Then, guide your posse, family, clan, or tribe (large or small) to take a similar approach. Focus on preparation for whatever you do. Pay attention to your environment, and make sure you're in contact with partners and allies. Guide all matters to an even keel.

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Week Number 28
2020
Jul 05 - Jul 11 2020
Taurus
It's more important than ever that you get your financial life in order. This is a big step for a lot of people, as there exists so much emotional baggage getting in the way. It's at the point where we can have a new profession for people who are both mental health counselors and accountants. All too often our relationship with money is emotional and nothing but. Yet that approach is the essence of the problem -- including the things that get people to spend money. As any salesperson knows, such choices are always emotional. Managing one's finances requires a certain cold rationality: looking at numbers in columns, something you must implement if you have not already. Get help if you need it; most people do. The other element is recognizing what is actually of value to you. What do you prioritize, and do you follow your own guidelines? This is about knowing a need from a desire and balancing the two in a realistic way.

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Week Number 28
2020
Jul 05 - Jul 11 2020
Gemini
Venus has returned to direct motion in your birth sign, though it's moving slowly enough for you to see a certain matter for what it is. You can no longer be of two opinions about something that is more important than you may be letting on. It's likely you've resolved this matter, though you still feel hesitant for some reason. Maybe because if you really admitted what you know, you would have to act on it. If you do, you'll then have to take a series of other actions in response to what you acknowledge. This one idea explains so much about why there is so little progress in so many lives. Make the most of this moment. When you are committed, providence moves toward you. Ultimately this is about choosing to accept who you are, which is something far greater and more loving and beautiful and creative than you've given yourself credit for. This can take some time to get used to, so now would be a good time to make this your mission.

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Week Number 28
2020
Jul 05 - Jul 11 2020
Cancer
These coming days may shake out some of your deepest erotic, emotional, and psychological material, and if that is happening, let it flow. You don't need to be afraid of what comes up. Let it flow through you, over you, and around you. Experience it like water. Take a creative approach to handling it, which I am aware is not usually taught in school or in therapy. The reason for the 'creative' approach is that it implies fun, of a wholesome kind. Yet where healing and psychology are concerned, it's the essence of the process, since you are creating yourself with everything you do and every choice you make. If you take a bold approach to this, you will find that you're working out past material more efficiently and effectively than you ever imagined possible. Speaking astrologically, the 12th house is involved, and that means keeping no secrets from yourself and none from those you consider your intimates. This will help unclog all the usual karmic blockages. You will come to love the feeling of vulnerability. Summed up in a few words, let it out.

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Week Number 28
2020
Jul 05 - Jul 11 2020
Leo
The extent to which people have turned into their own publicists has gone well beyond disturbing. I suggest you make major modifications to your approach to presenting yourself in any electronic format or to anything resembling an audience. It's time to align with your utmost sincerity and transparency or keep it to yourself. The various cloaks and dodges and screen names and all of that are more of a liability than ever, as far as your personal integrity is concerned. Anything you say, you must be willing to say under your real name or not at all. Any time you make a split to your character, no matter how small, you create a place where energy can leak and infiltration can occur. At the same time, it's essential that you guard your actual privacy by not surrendering your rights via any electronic device and making sure that you hold any and all information about your friends and associates in the utmost confidence. And they will do the same for you.

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Week Number 28
2020
Jul 05 - Jul 11 2020
Virgo
Our careers and public reputations are built on human contact, not uploading resumes to job websites. People work with you because they trust you, they like you, and you offer something of value that they actually need. Your business plan does not need to be more complex than that, even during this wild ride so many of us are on. Take this slowly and consider each idea one at a time, so that you recognize its properties. Trust means honesty and reliability. Liking someone means personal preference, which is a factor in every choice. Offering something of value is both obvious and easily overlooked; you must provide something that is either necessary, or yummy and addictive. One other thing, something long in the evolution which is coming to fruition now: you need to bring all of who you are to everything you do. There is no bringing 'part' of yourself into any situation because you are not divided into parts. You are one whole self, united with your source.

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Week Number 28
2020
Jul 05 - Jul 11 2020
Libra
Take a moment and think long-term. Imagine that time is on your side. Imagine you are free to move around the planet. Despite the rush the world is always in, and despite the rumblings of our current moment, both are actually true. You can afford to consider your life under such presumptions. In fact, you must. This is not the time to hide in your house or to restrict your movements, though I am talking about considering your life well past our immediate circumstances. Therefore, where would you go, and what would you do? There's likely to be a professional connection to your ideas, so bring that in if it exists. You're in the process of making major adjustments to this phase of your life; perhaps better said, you can make small changes that will lead to greater ones in the near future. However, your work is not what's leading the way. Start with creating a vision for your life. From there, your work will follow.

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Week Number 28
2020
Jul 05 - Jul 11 2020
Scorpio
You may find that partners and loved ones are more open to discussing the right way to proceed, now that they've come to some understandings about what they want from life. However, let them make the proposals, so you know you're really working within the realm of their true desires. If you're asked to take leadership, do so gently. You're in the process of your own reevaluation that will last through the end of 2020, by which time you may have some very different ideas about yourself, your world, your idea of community, and what allows you to feel safe. Said simply, there is no rush for any of this, and the best agreements are the ones that develop over time, based on the gradual formation of an understanding. In your particular world and those of most others, you need room to grow, change, and figure out who you are. There are no templates. You cannot sign up for a life, though, happily, you can live one.

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Week Number 2020
2020
Jul 05 - Jul 11 2020
Sagittarius
Are you tapping into your full wisdom? Are you in touch with it? Have you been altering the scale of your life to match your understanding of yourself? It's time. Learning self-reliance -- whether financial, emotional, spiritual, or related to your dearest priorities -- is the essence of your life now. To the greatest extent possible, you need to be running under your own steam or, at minimum, guiding your life that way. For starters, the most basic thing you can do is know what matters to you personally. Know what moves you. Pay attention to what you actually desire -- which may be right within sight. If there is another person involved, which is likely, be realistic about the ways your priorities intersect with those of the other person. There is room to negotiate; there is room for a mutually successful enterprise, if everyone is upfront about their bottom-line necessities and willing to be flexible about finding a place where they can meet. Yet, to be successful, any agreement must be a conscious act.

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Week Number 28
2020
Jul 05 - Jul 11 2020
Capricorn
Saturn has returned to your sign for five final months of a transit that began in late 2017 -- a couple of lifetimes ago. It's unusual for a Saturn transit to stretch out this long, though the advantage is that you've had time, space, and bandwidth to make some major adjustments. Saturn's brief final visit to Capricorn will give you opportunities to come to closure on elements of your past that need to be sorted, resolved, and put into cold storage. But it is up to you to make sure you do that. Confront what you need to do with courage and dedication. Make amends, make repairs, come to an agreement, and if you cannot, come to one with yourself. At the same time, you have vastly outgrown your previous self-concept. Yet growing beyond this is not something you can plan or orchestrate. You would be wise to work with a strategy of exploring your options before you make firm commitments or attempt to define yourself in ways that will not be true perhaps even by next week.

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Week Number 28
2020
Jul 05 - Jul 11 2020
Aquarius
Many factors are reminding you that your reform efforts must begin within yourself and radiate as changes in your outer world. As you're a person who tends to become attached to the patterns of your life, this may present a special challenge. In fact, it is your primary obstacle. You've been witness to your own experience of change, growth, and evolution, which is now moving at full force. You are growing. You are making discoveries about yourself. For this to be easier, less intense, more pleasant, or even possible at all, you will need to be flexible. For you, that may feel like you're giving up everything with each choice you make to bend or adapt. This is not true; it's an illusion of your personality. However, you may want to go with it, and pretend that each time you do something different, you're jumping off a high diving board. The feeling is freedom: from known structures (such as those imposed by your family), from expectation, and from many things you previously held to be true. Let your desire for freedom guide you.

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Week Number 28
2020
Jul 05 - Jul 11 2020
Pisces
Your traditional ruling planet, Jupiter, is in an extended alignment with Pluto, the prime mover and spiritual engine of evolution. Because this is happening in Capricorn, it's pushing you into an expanding circle of people, whether it's your friends, your community, or some wider public. Be aware of this, as these are extraordinarily rare conditions that will not repeat again. They will last about five more months, during which time you have an enhanced ability to reposition yourself in the most visible part of your life. This is likely to have some deep relation to your business and income from your profession and will have implications that endure for many years. Therefore, work with a medium- to long-range plan to guide your efforts. This does not need to be a detailed plan complete with a PowerPoint presentation, pocket folders, and custom-imprinted propeller hats. Rather, just make sure you know what you want to accomplish, approximately by when, and most importantly, what falls inside and what falls outside of your agenda.

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Week Number 29
2020
Jul 12 - Jul 18 2020
Aries
Love, pain, and the whole damn thing! Life is a cooperative venture. This is often imagined and rarely practiced, though it is a fact. It's as true in platonic relationships as in intimate ones. Even if you grow your own onions, someone else makes your frying pan. Yet the skill of organizing cooperation, and the basic political acumen to facilitate people actually working together, is rare. You must develop that skill, and you're in a good position to do so. Take the time to heal rifts and direct your energy more positively. This is a long-range project. Whatever may seem worthwhile today will be far exceeded by the necessities of the next year and the years following. Learn to build trust. Learn to be wholly dependable and to recognize who else has that value. Those are the people you want to stick with; it's easier to tap into as a resource than it is to cultivate in people, though sometimes it is worth a modest effort to see if people are capable of picking up the tune. The rewards will be bountiful. Everyone knows what teamwork is, but not everyone cares. It's up to you to lead by example.

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Week Number 29
2020
Jul 12 - Jul 18 2020
Taurus
Consider the possibility that someone close to you has especially relevant insight into your thinking and what you may be feeling. You might not like this idea. You prefer to be the expert on yourself. You try to make your own decisions. But imagine it is possible someone may know something you do not. That 'something' is not designed to make you paranoid. Any orientation around fear, worry, or potentially negative outcomes is not helpful, not healing, and unlikely to be true. A trustworthy approach is a gentle and balanced one. Also, pay attention to the known self-interest of others. In any transaction where you are the beneficiary, the self-interest of others must be either minimal or honestly declared -- preferably both. That aside, this is a time when you may have unusually deep self-awareness, particularly of what causes you pain. There is an element of this that is only comprehensible to you. This means you alone hold the key to resolving it.

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Week Number 29
2020
Jul 12 - Jul 18 2020
Gemini
Venus has been moving direct in in your birth sign for a couple of weeks now. This may give you the feeling you've seen and felt all of this before. In many respects that is true. Yet your primary growth task is to reinterpret your feelings and results such that you can actually resolve what may be troubling you. If you are feeling insecure in your influence with others, or in the stability of your relationships, consider some misinformation that came from someone in the past, based on their own unresolved difficulties. The vast majority of what troubles people is their parents' material. Yet for a diversity of reasons, it's difficult for people to accept this. The primary issue is false loyalty. That's the notion that 'if I actually am honest about how I feel about what you told me or did to me, you won't love me anymore.' This kind of thought loop can keep people trapped in their own emotional loops (and depleting personal relationships) for years. You have more important things to do.

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Week Number 29
2020
Jul 12 - Jul 18 2020
Cancer
You are still dealing with the Lunar Eclipse of July 4-5 in your opposite sign, Capricorn. Yet you may finally feel as if the pressure is suddenly off. If you have that sense of not quite knowing what to do, you're in a good place. However, you have a few important goals you must focus on, without relying on anyone else to bring them to closure. You probably know what they are; if you have not registered them consciously, make a list of three and adjust it till you've got the right items. These would be matters of mostly professional urgency, where your leadership is the only kind that will suffice. That's because you are the one who is ultimately responsible, and the one who knows the most. Therefore, you're the most qualified; your care and power of decision will have the most influence. Raise your awareness to the point where you can identify one issue that deserves your attention, devotion, and will. Then follow your intuition and record your dreams and ideas in writing. There is a good chance your imagination and creativity are limitless at the moment. This will do wonders to help you resolve any difficulties lurking around your world.

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Week Number 29
2020
Jul 12 - Jul 18 2020
Leo
Some of the pressure is off of a personal situation, though I suggest you keep your focus on it, and don't let it drop below the surface. You have a rare window of opportunity to devote yourself to several matters of personal healing, and to make progress in a way that is unusual for this world. You have done better than you expected through a diversity of challenges, though that's an indication to keep your expectations low and your actions focused, relevant, and oriented on tangible goals. At the moment, most of this involves coming to closure on matters that have dragged on for years. It seems to be an intractable part of human nature to not finish what is begun, no matter how personally relevant. To the extent you have this issue, I suggest you do everything in your power to get over this habit. Brilliant things are in store for you, though only if you are not dragged down, distracted, and delayed by unresolved matters which tend to act as a kind of continual to-do list we have to carry around. It is time to focus your attention on here and now.

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Week Number 29
2020
Jul 12 - Jul 18 2020
Virgo
You are under some extraordinary influences, which seem determined to teach you that you are your own person. This is not about rebelling, revolting, or being contrary. It's about understanding that the nature of your reality requires not being so invested in another person that you lose track of who you are. There are great benefits to having others in your life; you almost always use your relationships to find yourself. Yet at a certain point, it's essential that you get onto equal ground with others, which means a balance of both respect and self-respect. There is something similar going on where you see yourself reflected in any form of collective or public life. You are more susceptible to what is considered acceptable and normal than you may recognize. While everyone does this, you often consider yourself exempt, which would in effect make you blind to the issue. It takes patience and work to meet people on level ground and to have complete and honest exchanges. You are ready for both.

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Week Number 29
2020
Jul 12 - Jul 18 2020
Libra
Mercury is now at the end of its retrograde, in a house connected to your professional affairs. You may have put much more emphasis on other areas of your life the past couple of months, though I would propose that they are the same thing. All of your goals must align and be in harmony with one another. You can only live with one set of ethics. You are one person, not many people. The astrology of the next six months could easily have you in a position where reacting seems like the only thing you can do. It will be helpful if you're way ahead of that and considering the moving parts of your world as a whole, with each influencing the rest. When you seem overly influenced by realities external to yourself, consider whether you may be lagging behind your own awareness. At this stage, very little should take you by surprise. You know what you need and what you need to do. It's time you acted on this knowledge.

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Week Number 29
2020
Jul 12 - Jul 18 2020
Scorpio
Your ruling planet, Mars, conjunct Chiron, is developing in your house of healing and wellbeing. Please make this the primary focus of your life for the next six months. It is not easy to make changes to one's established self-care routines. We all know that. Yet you have excellent leverage right now. You probably have your own motivations for evaluating your life and making adjustments, which is what you will be relying on mostly. However, as an astrologer, I can tell you the timing to make several big changes is working in your favor now. One key to success is taking action before you actually need to. Said another way, make your changes voluntarily rather than being forced into making them. Take an inventory of all you've learned and all you suspect and organize yourself into approximately three topic areas that relate to commitments and promises you made to yourself. If you are struggling to make the changes you want, seek expert guidance. However, make sure it's holistic by the dictionary definition of that word, rather than by branding.

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Week Number 29
2020
Jul 12 - Jul 18 2020
Sagittarius
Not much seems to be happening in Sagittarius at the moment, but there is plenty going on elsewhere that is influencing your experience of life. One idea involves forming a relationship with your priorities. This is a project that has long been evolving, though it's been more of a process of elimination. Now you've arrived at the point of building, acknowledging, and accumulating. This may seem an odd thing to consider, though your most valuable asset is your agenda. However you think of them -- as something you make up, something you were born with, or something you develop over time -- your priorities are your gold standard. They are your orientation points, how you know you're doing the right thing. You might first consider whether you have violated any deeply-held principles which has, in turn, led you astray of your needs and desires and of reaching a particular goal. This could involve putting up with a persistent, long-term situation very close to you. It's time to set your life in the direction of who and where you most want to be.

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Week Number 29
2020
Jul 12 - Jul 18 2020
Capricorn
I suspect the Lunar Eclipse in your sign relieved some of the pressure you have been experiencing, and you're feeling a bit better these days. There is an immediacy to eclipses that can feel pushy and urgent and then, when the bubble pops, everything is quiet and back to normal. Saturn has re-entered your sign for one last, very brief visit for this 29-year cycle. This grants what you might think of as a temporary superpower: the ability to define your reality on your own terms and to be your own authority. Most likely this will be about a small course correction rather than a major reassessment. It's something you can consider and decide about in a relatively calm state. It's likely connected to a matter that needs resolution but has long resisted it. You may decide you were holding onto a little thread, and the resistance was that you were the one not letting go. So take a look at this thread and see what it connects to, on both ends. Even though you're only holding one end, that means you have influence, and that's enough to make a change.

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Week Number 29
2020
Jul 12 - Jul 18 2020
Aquarius
The past few days have been a real trip. That's how activity in your 12th house feels. This would be Capricorn, which has been the scene of a triple conjunction (Pallas, Jupiter, Pluto) as well as an eclipse of the Moon and other factors (such as Saturn backing out of your sign for a while). This has all served as a pressure equalizer between your inner being and the environment around you. Think of it as burping a Tupperware container that really, really needed it, or a kind of psychic orgasm that released pent-up need or urgency of some kind. Now you can be a lot calmer in your approach to life and take things as they come just a bit more easily. Free from all that internal pressure, it's easier to get along with people. It's easier to make your basic needs known, and to figure out where you have a mutual point of contact. Your points of contact are about to take on a whole new meaning. You have important priorities on your agenda, and you will need help. Remember to listen and ask questions in equal measure and in that order.

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Week Number 29
2020
Jul 12 - Jul 18 2020
Pisces
It's been an exciting few days for you. Nearly all the action has been in Capricorn, one of the signs most important to Pisces due to its position as the 11th place from yours -- the place in the chart focused on innovation, social networks, and the future; one of the best of the lot. Your ruling planet, Jupiter, is involved, which makes it especially personal. In certain esoteric traditions, Pluto has a deep connection to your sign. If you're not already on top of your game, you can easily get there with a little planning and some cooperation with others. That's the great thing your life is running on now: the power of human connection, which in essence means appreciation, trust, and respect. There are those in positions of authority who are influencing society in ways that are not healthy. But here's something to consider. If you could truly transform (by that, I mean heal) the lives of the people in your world -- family, friends, community, even on a larger, mass scale -- how would you do it? What gift or skill sets you apart from those you have the ability to influence in some way? While the world is having a paranoia orgy about anything and everything "social," I suggest you turn that on its ear and emphasize the only kind of contact that counts, the one that makes us distinctly human: the deeply emotional kind.

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Week Number 30
2020
Jul 19 - Jul 25 2020
Aries
Most of us love a do-over, a second chance to correct mistakes we've made along the way. The second New Moon in Cancer in a month would usually bring an opportunity to start again. But this week's second New Moon is opposite Saturn, causing you to feel limited or somehow obstructed from taking advantage of a good opportunity. It could be you're restricted in your ability to take the action you wish to take without first taking responsibility for actions or choices in the past. But all isn't lost. Soon you will feel a sense of joy and playfulness. Do what you must to address a fear or concern related to something you feel you should have handled differently. Then you will be pleasantly surprised by the freedom you gain when the Sun and Moon move into the 5th house of imagination and play. What could be more rewarding?

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Week Number 30
2020
Jul 19 - Jul 25 2020
Taurus
When most of us experience something for the first time, we need to acknowledge that we don't know everything there is to know about the situation. By realizing we are going through a learning curve, it makes it easier to ask the right questions and absorb the information we need to make the right decisions. Don't let pride talk you out of experiencing a possibly mind-broadening experience this week. Soften your focus; refuse to focus too intently on obstacles or challenges preventing you from seeing the forest for the trees. It's also important to remember you're at a stage that requires more planning and understanding than proactive engagement. Consider giving more thought to how you'll get a new strategy underway. Whatever you do, don't write it off as unrealistic or unattainable, because a broader view and an open mind will help you see what needs to be done and lead to greater success.

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Week Number 30
2020
Jul 19 - Jul 25 2020
Gemini
Have appealing and intriguing options you recently explored taken you down blind alleys or somehow failed to offer the potential you thought they would bring? It's possible there has been some recent confusion or miscommunication that needs to be cleared up. The relief you are about to feel will likely come as a result of the clarity you gain as new and helpful information wings its way into your world this week. It is time to put your needs first -- in more than one way. This might be just the ticket you need to remind others that you know what's best for you. Trust that you have all you need to take authority and responsibility for where you want your life to go from here.

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Week Number 30
2020
Jul 19 - Jul 25 2020
Cancer
When it appears that others in our world know something we don't or have more experience in a certain matter, we have a tendency to accept their authority without question, even if it means we must reassess our ideas or plans. Sometimes we wonder if we've been kidding ourselves. We start to consider whether we've invested our time and effort in the wrong ways. But try not to invite a wave of confusion and chaos into your world by believing someone else has the upper hand or more knowledge about what is right for you this week. By all means, take the advice of a so-called expert into account. But if you can remain confident in your relationship with others and stay consistently focused on your goal, you will continue to take the appropriate steps in an important matter. Then you'll discover it's you who has just the right amount of experience to succeed.

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Week Number 30
2020
Jul 19 - Jul 25 2020
Leo
Your chart has all indications that you are experiencing a process that intends to separate 'the wheat' from 'the chaff.' Although this might not be easy, as a courageous Leo, this is one of your strong suits, and it's possible for you to do an impressive job of removing anything -- and, where necessary, anyone -- who presents problems or obstacles to an important goal. It just so happens the universe has a similar agenda and is offering you the guidance and support you need. In some way, it's as if a big, invisible hand is knocking barriers out of your way so you can focus on what's important. Although you may need to revise a strategy you thought would be simple and straightforward, it could be because the road ahead is becoming reassuringly clear, and you don't need to take the same arduous steps to reach your destination as you previously thought. You'll be grateful to be able to cast overboard any unnecessary weight.

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Week Number 30
2020
Jul 19 - Jul 25 2020
Virgo
We don't often like change, but when our circumstances have become stagnant and boring, we begin to feel daunted and uninspired. We even fear that we will be stuck in the same situation for all of eternity. Then, to top it off, feelings of despondency and a lack of joy in our lives lead to feeling unsure about the future. Yet when the very changes we desire begin, they can seem overwhelming and intense compared to sticking with the devil we know. It has become important to you recently that your life begins to move forward. This week, you're likely to receive more than one indication that this is happening. Yes, you have a bit more adjusting to do. But you can feel confident that whatever is put in place can bring the excitement as well as the security and stability you need.

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Week Number 30
2020
Jul 19 - Jul 25 2020
Libra
This week, your chart indicates the universe understands you could do with a break in more ways than one. A need to take a physical break is understandable -- but what about a lucky break? Wouldn't it be nice if you began to feel you have the wind at your back, instead of continuing to struggle headfirst into it? This week, it is likely a plan or project you thought would take considerably longer to manifest is becoming a reality sooner than you expected. You could see this as good luck or as the result of your determination and persistent hard work finally paying off. Either way, you have the support of the cosmos behind you.

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Week Number 30
2020
Jul 19 - Jul 25 2020
Scorpio
What's that ahead of you? It looks like a light at the end of the tunnel. Better move out of the way, fast! It could be a train coming straight at you! Sorry, I better stop there because I'm at risk of creating an unnecessary and unfairly negative vibe to your forecast for this week. Yes, there is likely to be light at the end of what you feel has been a long, dark tunnel. But there is no reason to misinterpret its meaning or to become suspicious of what is headed your way. You are entering into a new era of your life, and that is nothing to shrink away from. All you need to do is trust in the brightness you see in the distance. It's very real and will help you reach your destination.

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Week Number 30
2020
Jul 19 - Jul 25 2020
Sagittarius
When we feel as if we don't have a voice or lack influence in a situation, we can begin to feel like a small cog in a big piece of machinery. But we all know that, in most machines, it's not always the big, impressive cogs that are most important. It's often the many small cogs that keep the process running and make the larger machine operate more smoothly and efficiently. That said, it's time for you to get ready to move up a gear. Someone is about to notice just how valuable your optimism and adventurous spirit are to a joint venture. Once they do, you will be a welcomed and recognized part of the operations you wish to influence. All you need to do is remember you are a part of a team and reassure them that, with you, they're in safe hands.

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Week Number 30
2020
Jul 19 - Jul 25 2020
Capricorn
This week, as difficult as it may be for someone accustomed to being highly productive, I suggest you take on the role of an observer of the people and the world around you. Where you might normally feel inclined to step in, say your piece, take action, or maybe even take control, you can benefit from allowing others to take responsibility for their own challenges. It's important to trust that whatever is unfolding in your world will benefit you in the end -- enormously. Once you see how stepping back and allowing one or two processes to be guided by others reduces your stress levels, you'll have learned a valuable skill and so will they. Then you can have more faith in the fact that, at least sometimes, you're better off watching and waiting. That's not being lazy. It's called being sensible.

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Week Number 30
2020
Jul 19 - Jul 25 2020
Aquarius
If you would like to reach a compromise, both parties must first be willing to give a little ground. Being defensive or stubborn on a fixed point of view will only delay resolving an issue. But once lines of communication are open, there is the possibility you both find that, even though there are differences in the way you planned to get there, in the end you both want the same things. Begin this week by recognizing what you have in common, then prepare to be flexible enough on the details of your differences to create a joint plan that works for both of you. This will create trust and confidence in your ability to "play well" with others going forward.

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Week Number 30
2020
Jul 19 - Jul 25 2020
Pisces
I don't know if I should feel reassured or daunted when I hear, "You're not out of the woods yet." I suppose it depends on the woods. It is meant to imply you can be proud to have achieved a modicum of success, but there is still more work to be done and more effort needed before you can let your guard down and reach total success on a goal. When we take the first steps to manifest something into reality, we can underestimate the courage and persistence needed to reach outside our comfort zone. But this week even though there is more to do, feel proud of the progress you have made so far. This will make getting across the finish line even more rewarding.

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Week Number 31
2020
Jul 26 - Aug 01 2020
Aries
You are who you are. That includes your capacity to grow, to feel, to heal, and to become. You may have the idea that the good part of your life, the productive part, will begin once you've already accomplished your healing and fully addressed the past. Fortunately, that's not how healing works: it's something you do in the process of living. One choice at a time, one thought at a time, you groom your life in the direction you are being guided to go. That includes learning how to follow your inner guidance, or what you might call your inner authority. The astrology focusing this topic now is the square taking place between Mars in your sign or rising sign and Mercury in Cancer. This would be an excellent time to focus your energy on what it means for you to feel as if you are loved for exactly who you are. In doing so, it's essential that you be willing to go deep, particularly where family matters are concerned.

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Week Number 31
2020
Jul 26 - Aug 01 2020
Taurus
Life must come with an element of fairness, if it is to be itself. Sometimes, it may seem like fairness comes at your expense, though I would pause if you get to that point. Be willing to offer what you feel will benefit others, as long as that offering does not harm you. 'Harm' is a strong word, so be generous. Be willing to give up what you don't need and remember that 'need' is also a strong word. Therefore, be generous here as well. Mostly, remember that the energy you engage and exchange with yourself must have an element of fairness, of which you are the only one who can mediate. This will come up in your daily experiences and transactions with others; take these a little more slowly than usual. Give yourself time to consider your options. Those include the possible actions you may take, as well as with whom it might be appropriate to work, play, or otherwise share your life force.

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Week Number 31
2020
Jul 26 - Aug 01 2020
Gemini
You are being rather strongly urged and encouraged to reassess your priorities. This process usually proceeds in what you could call an 'unconscious' way, which means abdicating making fully aware decisions. You might adopt someone else's values or concerns as part of a relationship. Even when we are unaware (or maybe for this exact reason), sometimes life circumstances seem to compel making compromises. Now, however, the next few weeks are a time to reevaluate what is important to you. Once you engage the work, you may discover you're doing this for the first time. You might also find it surprisingly refreshing. The key is this, and it's essential: YOU MUST THINK FOR YOURSELF, and not in terms of what would be acceptable or feasible in a relationship. That part will come in its own time. It is secondary to your experience and your needs right now. Often, the relationship element is used to subvert one's most pressing concerns, needs, and desires. So the best place to start is with yourself.

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Week Number 31
2020
Jul 26 - Aug 01 2020
Cancer
Mercury in your sign is making a number of impressive alignments this week. Think of this entire week as an extended moment of clarity. I have found that Mercury's forward movement after retrograde comes with a burst of information; or you discover you can solve a riddle, or you learn something useful that was previously concealed by some kind of veil. Be sensitive to that: look, listen, and read carefully. Follow the thought process of people you may disagree with as well as those you admire. You are being called to take the lead in your own life and in your relationships. It's not so much your personal and individual choice but rather the fulfillment of your dharma. In your situation, leadership means acting in service to others in the capacity of one who facilitates healing. This would hold true even if you're chosen to be CEO of a casino on the Las Vegas strip. The chances are good your calling (or promotion) will be more down-to-earth, though the central mission remains the same.

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Week Number 31
2020
Jul 26 - Aug 01 2020
Leo
The Sun's entry into your sign has no doubt brought with it a sense of relief. Here's the thing to remember, now and forever: The Sun is the center of the solar system, holding in orbit nearly a million known planets, asteroids, centaurs, and other objects. The Sun has seen it all and is essentially untouchable. So use this as a profound moment of observation (including self-observation) when you may come into possession of a whole new idea of your calling and your spiritual path. This will stem from a discovery you make about yourself in the coming days, something related to your emotional life and the necessities of self-care. What you discover or what comes to you will be easy to forget or deny, so make sure you document your discovery so you remember it. It's likely to be as simple as realizing how food relates to how you feel emotionally and spiritually day-to-day in some way. Let each discovery you make lead to another and then another.

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Week Number 31
2020
Jul 26 - Aug 01 2020
Virgo
The chart of Virgo rising and Sun indicates your energy is focused on understanding the nature of your public image and your private being. We live in a time -- the digital age -- when prior notions of privacy are irrelevant. There are thousands of examples of this, though the most important focus for you is understanding what it means to be the person you are, in the context of constantly existing under a microscope. There are ways to shelter yourself from this a little, though the deep question is who you think you are; who you are to yourself; what if feels like to be you. Remember, you always have an inner sanctuary, if you choose to use it. The 'safe space' discussed in our political era, and misidentified as a website chatroom or a policy of some kind, is in truth that inner sanctum, where you meet with your innermost source. It's the only sanctuary that exists. It is where you tap into your connection to something much greater than the world you can see, the world where you have a name. Always find your way back there.

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Week Number 31
2020
Jul 26 - Aug 01 2020
Libra
Be discerning in what you involve yourself with and where you take authority of any kind (family, professional, personal, or otherwise). You are visible now, which creates a feeling of vulnerability. You may also be misinformed, which can lead to decisions that become needlessly controversial. I suggest you direct your thoughts and priorities away from immediate situations -- which are what they are, and unlikely to change -- and toward longer-term plans and ideas of what you need to feel more secure emotionally. This is easily done: just step back from the usual fray, do a disappearing act, and engage yourself in a conversation about what the next meaningful thing to do is. You may include one or two trusted associates in this discussion, though it must not by any means be public or subject to any scrutiny or external debate. Now is the time to focus your ideas about the future, rather than dealing with the tempest in a teapot correctly identified as the past. That was then, this is now.

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Week Number 31
2020
Jul 26 - Aug 01 2020
Scorpio
Do not let your attention be swayed or distracted from an important personal matter you're working with, something directly connected to a healing journey you've begun. You may be getting tangible information from an internal source about what you need to do to turn the course of your life in an essential way. What that means specifically you may not know at this point, though if you're paying attention, you have already received clear information about the first steps to take. You can tell they're valid because they are harmless. Yes, you may decide you need to make changes that are inconvenient or that pose a challenge, but none will harm you or anyone else. With that in mind, the kind of healing process described in your chart is about rethinking who you are day-to-day, rather than what you do. You are forming a new understanding of yourself and your existence. This will be more informed by experience than by ideas, though one idea can lead to many experiences.

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Week Number 31
2020
Jul 26 - Aug 01 2020
Sagittarius
As planetary ruler of your sign, Jupiter is one of the most significant figures in your chart. The movement and developments associated with Jupiter are worth following closely, in your own chart and in the transits and aspects we all experience. This week, Jupiter in Capricorn steps to the forefront as a number of other planets act as triggers for the optimistic and expansive qualities associated with your sign. For you, Capricorn is the house where you experience the worth and value of existing as an autonomous individual. How you see yourself and your place in the world represents self-creation at its most vivid. Yet this is always an experiment. That implies going beyond anything you're familiar with, beyond safe territory and ideas. When you conduct an analysis into something as essential as who you are, that is bold, and if there are risks, there will be rewards. You must be willing to face the unknown within you, and to discover what you will. As of now, you stand at a point of correction and a true point of self-orientation.

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Week Number 31
2020
Jul 26 - Aug 01 2020
Capricorn
Mercury, passing through your relationship house, is holding up a mirror to your experiences and offering information and clarity to your process of emerging from the shell you're crawling out of. Mirrors give some information and provide a perspective, though they are not always accurate. For example, they reverse the image you have of yourself. Make sure you factor that into information reflected in your direction about who you are. Also, be cautious about getting distracted by shiny ideas. The direction of your flow of awareness is best focused within. You have been through significant changes the past two or three weeks, which are the product of momentum that has gathered over the past few years. It is a fair statement that the majority of the work is behind you. Yet you are in a crucial finishing phase right now, where completion is of the essence. The new elements of your psyche and state of being are already emerging -- but you have something important from the past to complete, and about four months to do so.

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Week Number 31
2020
Jul 26 - Aug 01 2020
Aquarius
The concept of 'inner work' is elusive in a world where there is no longer a firm concept of 'inner' -- meaning the space of awareness within a person where it is impossible for anyone else to enter. The work we do at this level of awareness might be toil or a grieving process or coming to terms with an element of who you are. It is also in this space that new evolutions of oneself are born, and that is what's happening to you now. You are being reborn, from within. Any pressure you feel moving around in a remote corner of your soul is directly connected with this. It's unlikely to be subtle: your chart describes you as wanting to burst out of yourself, crack your shell, and live openly and freely in the world. That may happen, though you're now involved in a sensitive element of the work that simply must be focused inwardly. While the Sun moves through your opposite sign, Leo, don't let anyone distract you from this.

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Week Number 31
2020
Jul 26 - Aug 01 2020
Pisces
You are in a stage of your growth where your inner values must match those you express publicly. There are terms for this, such as "right livelihood" and "ethical business model" and others. Those are like toy replicas of the thing you're really doing, which is the challenging work of being true to yourself and those around you, through and through, without question. This does not involve meeting political standards or, for that matter, any external requirement other than participating in the world around you. The rules you follow, the guidelines, your personal code, come from you and are a reflection of who you are. As part of this, it is as important to understand that you have the power to deceive, and the means to abuse your influence, in ways large or small. And whatever people may say (and some will definitely speak up), you are the ultimate evaluator of your reality and of your influence on the world around you. There is a simple way to handle this whole scenario: stay true to yourself at all times, under all circumstances. No double standards. There is only one of you, and that is that.

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Week Number 32
2020
Aug 02 - Aug 08 2020
Aries
Mars in your sign is operating under and within the planetary influence of many other heavenly bodies. Although this provides many potential routes to choose between, most won't take you to where you want to be. They only look appealing because you're making your way along an obstacle-strewn path. However, one of the most influential placements is the Sun, now in the most creative and expressive area of your chart -- Leo, your 5th solar house. Here is the thing: creative and expressive are not really the way of the world. Bored and stressed out are more typical. Yet what you are likely to find is that if you take advantage of the enhanced energy your astrology is providing, you can stabilize in a place where you can have some real fun with your most inquisitive and artistic nature. The key concept here is some ability to be consistent; this is the nature of a fixed sign such as Leo, and how it brings an element of form and structure to your world, one creative step at a time. If you are personally committed, all the distraction in the world cannot get you out of your zone.

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Week Number 32
2020
Aug 02 - Aug 08 2020
Taurus
This has been a tremendously unstable year for much of the world. While in general unpredictability has a torturous quality for you, Uranus in your sign suggests that either you like what is happening, or at least you're able to draw an advantage out of it that you might not have under normal circumstances. As strange as the world has been, most of the twisting and turning has come through ideas about life rather than from life itself. This, too, may have a few potential modes of action. One is recognizing that beliefs are a poor substitute for seeking actual knowledge. Said simply, a belief is what you adhere to before you've gone on your quest for truth -- and, at its best, that's what your current astrology is driving you toward. You are so dependent on all things familiar, from your home to your friends to what you do every day, that anyplace else may seem like wild, unknown territory. That is where you need to be. Other factors are granting you emotional stability and a sense of security that you can draw on like a battery. For now, trust your instincts and the underlying desire for the sort of freedom you are searching for.

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Week Number 32
2020
Aug 02 - Aug 08 2020
Gemini
Mercury's aspects to a collection of planets in Capricorn may provoke you into either a crisis or a deep reevaluation of just what you're living for. That may come through anger or through recognizing a past hurt you're carrying around; it's possible one will have a way of substituting for the other. Underneath all that is a recognition of how sensitive you are, how emotional, and how receptive. The world has been in assault mode lately and feeling open might not seem a logical or sane approach to existing at the moment. However, it will serve you well at this time: that openness and vulnerability will be more liberating and less painful than any other way of being. Resistance is sometimes a necessary adaptation, though it cannot go on for long. In order to influence the flow of events and, therefore, your life, you need to be flexible; most of all, you need your senses on and available at all times. Then you need to think. There is no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate that what is happening has many alternatives.

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Week Number 32
2020
Aug 02 - Aug 08 2020
Cancer
Mars is doing something unusual, which is spending six months in Aries, your career house. This is due to Mars' retrograde between Sept. 9 and Nov. 13, a time that will no doubt stir the pot of history. One thing that's fair to say about you is that you take your work personally. You must do professionally what is personally relevant to you. For some, that is a tall order when all those relevant things are not usually associated with a paycheck. However, I suggest you set that requirement aside and up the ante in place of something better: responding to a calling. There is a connection between what's happening in the world and what you want and likely need to be doing. As chaotic as it is, this planetary condition is the perfect place for you to find your passion, your mission, your true intention in life. Yet for that to work, you will need to allow yourself to get involved. That means consumed, invested, interwoven, committed, intertwined: anything but an existing in abstract relationship to the world around you. There is work to be done, and that is good news for you.

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Week Number 32
2020
Aug 02 - Aug 08 2020
Leo
For you, the best astrology of 2020 is yet to come. While everyone else is getting swirled around like a fruit smoothie in the blender, you are watching from the sidelines, taking notes. It will help to take care of yourself, by which I mean the very basics: food, air, water, rest, and movement. You will also benefit from focusing on a turning point in how you manage your health and other facets of your wellbeing. You know there are changes you need to make; now is the time to get those into gear and hone them into habits. Positive habits take longer to integrate than negative ones (which seem to grow overnight). Yet you have motivation: you understand why you need to do what you need to do, and by now you're feeling the internal drive to connect with those necessities. Take this seriously. Listen to the ways you're being called. Do what you need to and allocate the resources you need to make it happen: time as well as money and, mostly, mental and emotional bandwidth. Major progress is in motion, and you will want to be ready. Much-appreciated assistance is coming your way. If you add your power to someone else's, the benefits will touch many lives.

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Week Number 32
2020
Aug 02 - Aug 08 2020
Virgo
Do not let others dissuade you from your calling or blow you off course this week. This is not the time to allow your desire for a romantic relationship to take priority over the work you feel called to do. This may not be a case of overt competition or even something you can give a name to. It's more like how your idea of a partnership is shaping your idea of what is possible. It's essential that you see this for what it is. At this time in your life, you simply must prioritize your purpose, which translates to your vocational calling. We all must be a little leery that a relationship is the "pearl of great price." Consider if that price is a little too high. One essential metric for the quality of your interactions is whether they support your need to invest yourself in your work. Any that does not is probably not the right involvement for you to invest yourself in. Right now, support needs to flow toward you, not away from you. It will not always be this way, but currently, this is a binary process: it will be one or the other, and it's up to you to discern which is which.

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Week Number 32
2020
Aug 02 - Aug 08 2020
Libra
The thoughts you hold in your mind matter. The ideas you accept affect your life more than you may recognize. Venus' alignment with Saturn will provide you some extra filtration right now, so that you may discern what is relevant for you and what is not. You also need to do some work on what is valid from an objective standpoint, meaning having nothing to do with you personally. This is particularly important where matters of your health are concerned. On that topic, the single most important thing for any Libra Sun or rising to know is that your state of physical health is greatly determined by your emotional state. More than anything else, how you feel emotionally determines how you feel physically. Whether or not you decide to seek physical remedy, in the end, when you feel better emotionally, you feel better all over, and much of the time it has little to do with medicine. There is a connection between your state of mind and whether what you believe is true. So, this calls for some effort and even more reflection. Reading books will be helpful. Begin by seeking an alternate perspective for any belief you hold as permanent or sacrosanct.

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Week Number 32
2020
Aug 02 - Aug 08 2020
Scorpio
The Full Moon at the start of this week is a sign of hopefulness. It's time to have more faith in your future, which is preparing to welcome you with open arms, and to have more confidence in who you are and where you're going. If there's an issue that causes you to doubt yourself this month, reevaluate its importance in your life. There's a chance you're holding onto parts of your past that are no longer relevant. Focus on your vision of what 'could' be possible, and you'll embrace the future you deserve. Art is an excellent way to process whatever you're moving through emotionally. Whatever you think of as an active creative process counts, and I do mean active rather than passive: making something personally, rather than consuming or experiencing something that someone else did. A little of that might be helpful, but you want your experience to be from you, about you, and centered within yourself. In 2020, that is the tricky part: this notion of 'centered within oneself' barely exists. Give yourself some time and space offline, alone with your thoughts, your paints, your notebook, and/or a musical instrument, even if it is your own voice. Go someplace you have never been. You will benefit from this kind of exploration; it is the essence of inner work.

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Week Number 32
2020
Aug 02 - Aug 08 2020
Sagittarius
Something called the South Node (or the Moon's descending node) has entered your sign and will be with you for the next 16 months or so. Even a Sagittarius can't move a mountain with willpower alone. You need to have a strategy. And, unless you've got all the time in the world, some support wouldn't go amiss either. This is a time of deep, personal clearing: of letting go all that is no longer true about you. Sagittarius wants to expand constantly, and this is a time of pruning back, focusing, refinement, and most of all, sorting out. Your sorting process must be conducted on one basis only: what is helpful to you, and what is not. This is the time in your life when you will learn what "helpful" and "unhelpful" mean. This goes for everything from the food you eat to whom you relate to; from what you do with your time to what you choose to own and to let go of. Remember that there is a lesson in each decision you make, and each will contribute to your total, gradually developing understanding of how you decide what is good for you.

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Week Number 32
2020
Aug 02 - Aug 08 2020
Capricorn
You are now at the end of a major Saturn transit -- the return of Saturn to your birth sign. This was also your official "Saturn return" if you're approaching age 30 or age 58, though the effect of both these experiences are similar. You either finish the transit, or you get stuck there for a while, until you complete the task given you by the task-master planet, Saturn (and that is not easy). Saturn will be in your sign for just a few more months, through mid-December. Think back to what you started in late 2017. What learning process did you enter? What changes did you start to go through? In particular, what shifts began in your professional or vocational life? Finally, what about your relationship to your family? That's the big one, the one you cannot escape reckoning with. Is there some way you feel your family is holding your identity hostage? Is there some way that you've sacrificed it to them now or in the past? This is the perfect time to claim it back.

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Week Number 32
2020
Aug 02 - Aug 08 2020
Aquarius
The notion of "psychological material" has gone the way of the eggbeater, the balsa wood airplane, and synchronized swimming. However, you might want to key into the idea, and ask yourself what you're actually grappling with -- and whether you want to set a healing agenda for yourself. Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto remain in your solar 12th house, where (symbolically) we sweep all the stuff it's not convenient to address or even acknowledge. It's also the attic full of stuff from the past that all humans sooner or later encounter from their karmic and ancestral lines. People used to care about this kind of thing. I suggest it would be a very good idea for you, as this alignment will not happen again while anyone currently alive is walking the planet. For Aquarius Sun and rising, you have a rare window into your own psyche and hidden links to the past. You have an opportunity, in a sense, to travel back in time and resolve matters with people who are long gone. Start the dialog and keep it going as long as you can. Learn as much as you can -- there is plenty, including many benefits and advantages to be gained.

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Week Number 32
2020
Aug 02 - Aug 08 2020
Pisces
There's no simple fix to the dilemma you face. Even if you find a situation so tiresome that you want to walk away, your involvement makes it hard to extricate yourself. Focusing all your attention on it won't provide you with the answer either; you've already tried that, to no avail. Yet the Full Moon, at the start of the month, is a clear signal that you have the wherewithal to generate a sense of perspective. As odd as it seems, you can put the friction in your chart to good use. For the most part, people usually see conflict or the grind of life as an annoyance. For you, it's a source of heat, light, and the sparks you need to light your fire. This will work best if you can maintain a sense of humor. Nearly everything is at least a little funny; many things are a total scream. See the irony in the contradictions, of which there are currently plenty. People count on your point of view, if only as a way to measure their own. Therefore, remember your influence, and offer a playful but sincere presentation of your ideas. The world is a mess right now. People are afraid of their own shadow. Stay high above the scourge of seriousness.

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Week Number 33
2020
Aug 09 - Aug 15 2020
Aries
I suggest consciously observing any unusual experiences for the next few weeks. What will come may be hinted at or directly revealed by subtle developments between now and Sept. 9, as Mars moves through Aries, gradually slowing down before finally turning to retrace current territory in your sign. Pay attention to anything or anyone unusual. I don't mean in the sense of "signs and omens" but rather the properties of your environment, such as how you respond to people and how they respond to you. Notice echoes of the past. Most significantly, pay attention to your level of confidence in yourself as Mars squares Pluto for the first of three such alignments between now and end of the year. Perhaps look back through your photo albums and old yearbooks or consider the panorama of lovers and friends who have passed through your life. Consider the jobs you've had and the roles you've played in your community. In what ways did your level of self-confidence influence your choices? If this is your first go-around with Mars retrograde in your sign (if you were born after 1988), in what ways is your confidence in yourself shaping your life now? What would you do differently if you felt just a little braver? It's important to remember to go gently on yourself and others for the next six months and to lighten up at times. Part of having confidence in your ability to act in accord with your full potential is to remain curious and know you don't have to have it right all the time.

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Week Number 33
2020
Aug 09 - Aug 15 2020
Taurus
My whole theory of Taurus rising, or Sun sign is based on the idea that you have Aries occupying the 12th house -- as the sign right before yours. This is the house of mysterious envelopment, the parallel dimension, the world deeper than this, tugging at your hand. To have Aries there is an interesting and even provocative setup because it places the bold sign of "I AM" in a veiled place that many people have little access to or even conscious awareness of. This can create the constant search for something elusive: your tangible sense of who you are. That includes elements of your drive and determination, your desires, even your own will. In a way similar to how Chiron functions, though, the tension and resulting quest can garner unusual abilities and sensitivities. It happens that Chiron is in Aries, which offers you an added advantage: Chiron grants vision, and in Aries, for you, that is inner vision of a particularly bold kind. Your quest for self becomes the quest for understanding existence itself. Then there is Mars' retrograde, from Sept. 9 through Nov. 13, gradually coming into focus now. Both Chiron and Mars retrograde can act as an irritant, like a strange sound or odd smell in the air. They are calling your attention to a dimension of yourself you may have never considered or experienced. This is an invitation inward, to discover yourself, to find out who you are. This is of course all premised on the idea that you have something to learn or, better yet, someone to discover.

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Week Number 33
2020
Aug 09 - Aug 15 2020
Gemini
If you remember that your goal is not to be the flavor of the week, you will be happier. Yes, social people such as yourself like to be popular, though at this stage I can assure you being real is much more important. Being true to your values is far more relevant. Consider that understanding yourself and your relationships to others requires some friction and disagreement and is essential to finding out who you are and where you stand. Those who constantly strive to lubricate their social lives with crowd-pleasing behavior and conformity are at a serious disadvantage when it comes to the one thing that matters in life: being who you actually are. This is not necessarily about being happy-go-lucky or "liked;" it is a challenge. The human condition is a challenge pretty much anywhere you go. To be sincere often means your ideas and beliefs get pushback. It means having to assert yourself; it means facing adversity. And these days, there is a special challenge of social conformity creeping in from nearly every corner, which is pushing many people to go along with plans they do not like, and making others seem like social pariahs when they are no such thing. While it may seem "easier" to go with the flow, that is only true if you are not interested in the challenges and the rewards of growth and self-discovery. You don't need to cause friction or challenge people; you only need to embark on a course of doing what is right for you, noticing how people respond, and then choosing how you respond in return.

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Week Number 33
2020
Aug 09 - Aug 15 2020
Cancer
Your professional and public life have been a long and winding road the past decade, with many twists and turns, many ups and downs, many surprise changes. It is reasonable to assume that you've been through everything, even if you skipped a few things. You have had a representative sample of possibilities and a bit too much of certain experiences. The benefit here is that you have gained experience and adaptability. You have learned how to work with people and, to some extent, lead them, even when they are erratic (which, these days, can be often). Now Chiron has taken its place in your 10th solar house of career and reputation. Mars has recently joined Chiron and will be there through the end of the year and a bit beyond. You can not only handle this, you have prepared for it. Here is the essence of Mars retrograde: In your professional life, you must strive to do what you want to do. There are many ways to conceptualize this: as a calling, as desire, as drive, as will, as intention, or as a deep need to be true to yourself. Ultimately, this is what Mars retrograde is about: learning how to be true not just to who you are but also to the purpose you know you are meant to serve. You may not have the "knowingness" that makes correct action all at once. This may require a series of discoveries, adjustments, and decisions. Pay attention at each interval of heightened awareness or decision. Know you have already begun.

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Week Number 33
2020
Aug 09 - Aug 15 2020
Leo
You must follow your intuition. It may tell you things you don't understand. That's because it's not reason. There is no logic to the process of intuition; it just is, and it's either listened to or not, received or not. Maybe you've read those articles by debunkers that attempt to dissect hunches and instincts and show that they are really logical processes that can be explained. They can claim this to their heart's content. I am talking about something else, which includes (and this is crucial) deep respect for the mystery of existence, and of your existence. If there is one feeling to tune into, that is the one. Most people do not respect mystery or trust their intuition; they have no use for them. It's usually considered an annoyance. I would propose it's your best friend. By this, I mean acknowledging the unknown and having respect for it. It's your access point to the "all that there is," which has different names in different traditions, but is akin to the cosmic ocean of all possibility you can conceive of and then some. You tap this not by solving a riddle but rather by practicing a certain kind of openness that is an extreme irritant to the ego. Ultimately, you are the unknown you seek, and the small, busy part of the mind tends to obsess over making sure you're distracted from yourself: by fear, by fake answers, by supposedly easy solutions, by religion, by magical thinking, and by logical thinking. You draw your true power and strength from the unknown from your inner core. Therefore, stand face-to-face with it until you can feel it, and stay there. Much will you learn.

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Week Number 33
2020
Aug 09 - Aug 15 2020
Virgo
Don't add to your own pressures. Rather, seek to defuse stressful situations, which includes addressing the things you worry about silently. The challenge here is noticing the invisible. Pay attention to what nags you; wake up to it and address it as promptly as you can. One factor you may encounter is not wanting to address an issue because you think it's bigger than it is. It's the feeling of not wanting to open Pandora's box, so you don't go near it. I suggest you take the opposite approach and start unpacking things: boxes, drawers, closets, corners, attics, and basements. Start with one, do some sorting out, and figure out how good it feels. Notice what you learn. Cleaning out a private space is intimate and introspective work you are ready for. You will discover things from the past and may tune into how you feel about them. This is an important form of self-therapy, so take it slowly and consciously. Notice what you want to throw out and set it aside rather than parting with it; you will want to come back for a second review. Then there is the public aspect of your life -- how you present yourself to the world. Assume for the sake of discussion that this is unrelated to what you have in your dresser drawers or attic trunk. You may be experiencing a sense of limitation, some form of "I've had enough," where an aspect of your public persona is concerned. This is a healthy sensation in a world where everyone has turned into their own publicist. You don't need to do any of that; remember, you are private person, not a public figure.

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Week Number 33
2020
Aug 09 - Aug 15 2020
Libra
For the time being, I suggest you stand out only as much as you need to for professional purposes. In other words, say and do the bare minimum; commit to the least you can, and leave an aura of the unknown around yourself. To the extent you have the ethos of full transparency, dial that back and offer only what is necessary, such as, "I'll get back to you next week." There are times when you need to be inscrutable, and this is one of them. You have plenty to think about and to do, and next to none of it involves people other than those with whom you are directly connected or involved. You do not need to establish a position of any kind, such as one that you may be held to in the future. This goes contrary to our inside-out world, a world where many cannot eat a plate of food that they don't post to Instagram. This is about more serious matters of your personal integrity: the sanctity of your being. There are elements of yourself that must never be available for public consumption, and I suggest you put a much wider perimeter around yourself than you think is necessary. Remember, your guiding principle is what you need to say and do specifically for the advancement of your professional aspirations, and only that for the time being. If you keep coming back to that, you will know what to do and, eventually, it will make sense. Invest some work into your CV, resume, and LinkedIn profile (or whatever you use). Refine, refine, refine. Get input from those you trust.

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Week Number 33
2020
Aug 09 - Aug 15 2020
Scorpio
From now to the end of the year, be impeccable in your use of technology, from email to custom programming to downloading an app, or use of any device, gizmo, or gadget you work with. Pay attention to the law of unintended consequences, mainly by remembering that it exists. The less you do, the fewer unexpected effects you will experience. You might do a review and consider some of the unplanned results of the past. These, of course, seem normal, even unavoidable in our time in history. Yet notice some of the consequences that have impacted people's reputations unnecessarily: the violations of privacy, the security breaches. Consider conducting yourself with the discretion of an earlier time, insisting on the integrity of truth and confidentiality in each and every encounter. Talk face-to-face, take notes on paper, and remember the joke among lawyers that email stands for "evidence mail." Therefore, document only what you need to, preferably offline. Keep a close eye on your devices and security protocols, such as password key files. With Mars moving slowly through Aries, where you focus your work efforts (all-important to your sense of purpose), stick to important business at all times. Sometimes that's the last thing that seems to happen at work, so attend to what is necessary, and pay attention to your schedule. When you're out of work, feed your soul and do what is fun for you, particularly in these soul-crushing times. Your life may seem in a holding pattern now, though much greater things are coming. So live for the day, live well, and take one step at a time to the future.

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Week Number 33
2020
Aug 09 - Aug 15 2020
Sagittarius
First, get the pieces of your plan together. Don't worry about how they all fit, or whether each is perfectly cohesive with the others. Do a basic first sort: start to gather resources and ideas, then make notes about which people might serve each particular element. You are gathering the pieces of a puzzle together. You will assemble them later, and you will be happy you've done this preparatory phase because it will save much energy and time at the end, when things are more compressed. Meanwhile, in the interpersonal realm, something else is going on. Get clear about the details of an arrangement you have with a close partner before you move on to the future, with them or without them. For this to work, a common meeting place will be necessary -- this means a large area of overlap of what works for both or all of the parties involved. You might say, we agree on these things, and we can proceed despite other differences. Or you might say, we do not agree on these certain matters and, therefore, cannot proceed in the way we have planned. We will need to choose some other option. This is not so much about what you feel as it is "reckoning with what you feel" and making decisions based on it. You are not in a situation where you can expect people to just compromise. It's a scenario where the unknowns and hidden variables must be honored and seen for what they are. The world is moving fast right now, and your work is soon to move a lot faster. It is up to you to ensure that change really is progress -- by this, I mean progress you can abide.

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Week Number 33
2020
Aug 09 - Aug 15 2020
Capricorn
You may be wondering when all this pressure will subside. If we use astrology, which is why we're meeting up in an astrology column, there are two answers. In November, Jupiter makes its last conjunction to Pluto in your sign (there have been two so far this year, in April and June). This series of conjunctions is putting you through the paces of a spiritual transformation that needs your total attention. Any worldly matters are merely a metaphor for something much deeper, closer to the core of your being: a soul connection with yourself you're being driven to acknowledge. In December, both Jupiter and Saturn will leave your sign and then form a conjunction the day the Sun enters Capricorn. That is the main turning point, when you start to assemble everything you've been collecting for seasons on end. This is when you can evaluate your progress and get a sense of what you've accomplished and what you're working with. All of this will contribute to a sense of release and resolution, one you will have worked for. So don't be in a rush. Don't do the superficial thing. Your chart describes matters of a most intimate and life-altering spiritual nature. Then there is the short answer to your question. You have put yourself under a lot of needless pressure. You don't need to struggle for acceptance or your sense of identity. You don't need to struggle with your notion of who you think your family thinks you are. Be who you are, and skip the guilt trip. You exist fully as a unique and vital individual and may do so on your own terms.

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Week Number 33
2020
Aug 09 - Aug 15 2020
Aquarius
You may be only dimly aware of what continents are drifting inside your world, grinding against one another, and forming new mountain ranges and canyons. The Earth within you is moving and quaking, and so much that stood as eternal mental structure is recombining into something else. This is going on as if in a dream or a parallel world -- though it is happening in truth. The tremendous advantage you have is that true change always comes from inside our being, which is why superficial changes of habit so rarely make a difference. The catch is that actual growth is a process so powerful that to resist it is to court disaster. Therefore, go with the flow of events; at the same time, tap the power of changes to apply your influence toward guiding potential outcomes. This is not an attempt at control as much as it is working with natural forces rather than against them. There is an art to this, which is the ability to see your options when you have them. Far from being backed against a wall, you are being shown your own potential. You can see and feel it arise in the space where so much that did not serve you once occupied. It is the overwhelming tendency of humans to think the future will be just like the past; and more than that, to make it so because they cannot imagine what else might be possible. While you have all this power moving inside of you, your job is to envision something new for yourself.

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Week Number 33
2020
Aug 09 - Aug 15 2020
Pisces
Be careful what you want, because it is what you'll likely get. This might seem like good news, though most people have not learned the power of desire. For many, it's a source of frustration, as it so rarely seems meaningful, much less worthy of respect. And in our moment now, with so much turbulence, unpredictability, and loss, it's even worse for many people, for whom what they really want is the last thing on their mind. You, on the other hand, are in a position to let go of the obligations you've felt to conform to what others expected of you (or at least what you thought they expected). This aspect of your life has been so persistent and so challenging that you may have thought it would never change. Yet it is changing. For a diversity of reasons, past expectations have never been less influential in your life. Those who may have doubted you have proven themselves wrong or revealed their biases or jealousy or resistance to progress. Meanwhile, you have persisted, and your ideas have stood the test of time. Now you need to take the step of fully engaging with your visionary power. That means seeing what does not yet exist and what does exist in a new form. You also need a long-term approach, particularly if your ideas are the kind that take people years to develop. Here is where you have a profound advantage: society is changing; you can see this with remarkable clarity. This will allow you to tailor your vision to specific possibilities you observe. Start with admitting what you want first, plain and simple, uninfluenced by external factors.

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Week Number 34
2020
Aug 16 - Aug 22 2020
Aries
If it feels you are fighting for your right to exist and to express who you are, imagine yourself as a hawk soaring on an updraft: you have a few moments to catch your breath and take in the view from a higher perspective. This may have you feeling optimistic one minute, vaguely anxious the next. Remember that, even in calmer winds, there is a call for skillful navigation. After several rocky months and withdrawn focus on past or familial issues, you're emerging to train your sights on the future and wrestle with more public events. This includes reviewing changes in material security and adjusting to what's necessary to create the freedom you seek. Professional and domestic concerns might have been so overwhelming lately as to eclipse an underlying need, now ripe for attention: to free your mind; to feed your soul; to seek your true identity. Inner prompts toward study, spiritual development, writing, or travel should be taken seriously. Make the quest real by homing in on one idea you're really drawn to and take the first step. This week's Leo New Moon will add a generous dose of optimism to the otherwise stressful moment the world is experiencing. With focus, the creative potential in such a path is immense.

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Week Number 34
2020
Aug 16 - Aug 22 2020
Taurus
Each evolutionary process has milestones, and Uranus moving through your house of self-identity can deliver some memorable jolts. But the revolutionary changes this transit implies take seven years to play out (give or take), and you'll have six months to consider what's been stirred. The astrology I am describing is likely something of a surprise, yet you have known and felt the earth shaking beneath you for some time now. What you are headed toward, in a sense, is a total reset of your life, and opportunities to begin again in a way that suits who you are. It might feel as if this is who you are becoming but it is deeper than this: it is who you are at your core and, chances are, have always been. While you are imagining what this might look like, ask yourself what your life would have been if you had created it yourself without conforming to the beliefs and expectations of others placed on you as a child. What if you could do that now? What adjustments would need to be made for your life to feel like your own, not a reflection of someone else's dreams and desires for you? I don't know if you have noticed yet, but the world and the people around you are changing with you. This presents you with an unusual opportunity to make progress in the direction of your choosing. This may feel like ridding yourself of an old persona, like the shedding of skin that has become too confining for you to breathe, to emerge anew. You may not even be sure exactly what it means or even feels like to be free to stretch into your own identity. But I assure you it will be a more secure, creative world than the expectations of others you are no longer comfortable living.

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Week Number 34
2020
Aug 16 - Aug 22 2020
Gemini
While your chart suggests a focus on personal security -- and how other people factor into it -- you can finally begin to make progress in important relationships as long as you can remember to lessen the overwhelming emphasis on power dynamics, or 'who is one-upping who' concerns. The game changes with Tuesday's Leo New Moon, though you might have picked up a few recent, uplifting clues. Both your mind and schedule look pretty jammed, and the tempo is set to accelerate, so guard against becoming overwhelmed or fatigued. Your social networks and society at large are in the process of what one would consider reset mode, in a sense, and opportunities to re-energize key relationships, personal and professional, hold significant promise. Though I suspect a new social cause will grab your attention the most, new connections are also possible now if you're interested. Just proceed with your eyes wide open. There's a potential for over-idealized projections, or compulsion/obsession, in all relations, including career-related. Would you prefer enriching, creative partnerships or vagueness and fantasy? Honesty and discernment will steer you right.

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Week Number 34
2020
Aug 16 - Aug 22 2020
Cancer
You're an alchemist. You may not realize it, but the challenges you've faced this year, the bruises as well as victories, have all been integral to a heroic transformation of your self-identity: the dissolution of old patterns, and the distillation, refinement, and re-creation of how you manifest in this world. With the Leo New Moon and Venus in your sign, a stage of rebuilding and solidification clicks in now, and magnificent power is at your disposal to establish the material base you require. To channel that power most effectively, you'll need to clarify priorities and systematically focus on specific facets of your overall project. Map out practical, step-by-step strategies, and stick to the outline. If you need a job or additional skills or a new assistant, The Force is with you. Just be disciplined in your approach. A pitfall to avoid is the potential to scatter your energies in far-flung schemes or to get sidetracked by dreamy projections far into the future. Use that wealth of creative vision to identify concrete objectives. Then stay on course.

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Week Number 34
2020
Aug 16 - Aug 22 2020
Leo
Your power to work creatively and courageously through any challenge is infinitely more accessible than it's been for months, so don't let a stalled professional project drag your speed. Whatever's in play needs to be reworked in some way, and you've got plenty of mojo to do your own thing. You're emerging in a personal renaissance, and seeds planted now are charged with a fortunate ray. Mercury is in connection with the New Moon in your sign this week, so prepare to accelerate. The more you focus on creative projects, self-expression, and objective self-examination, the less you'll dissipate forces through buzzing all over the place. So much fire's flowing through you these days; capture sparks of inspiration and put them to use. Just don't burn yourself out. Whether you consider yourself an artist or not, your life is your canvas, and more optimistic, invigorating winds are headed in your direction. Note: Taking play and creative exploration seriously should be potent, revitalizing elixirs now. Excessive indulgence would have quite a different effect.

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Week Number 34
2020
Aug 16 - Aug 22 2020
Virgo
How do you express yourself when you feel the most like yourself, that inner sense of belonging and security at the root of your being? This has been changing most notably since Jupiter entered Capricorn to join Saturn and Pluto late last year. For eight months, you've had the opportunity, perhaps necessity, to consider the question from a higher perspective. It's been a powerful cycle of creative growth, making peace with who you are, and coming up with transformative ways to express your own sense of self. Externally, this is where the most extraordinary transits of our time are taking place and providing a unique opportunity to get into deeper contact with your will, most importantly your creative expression, your desires, and maybe a talent or two you never suspected you had. One aspect that will kick this into high gear is Mars' upcoming retrograde in Aries, which will make multiple alignments to the collection of planets in your 5th solar house. This will help clear the path of any obstacles to using your creative abilities for your benefit. However, the real motivation must come from you, primarily focused in terms of working through specific emotional issues of attachment you have struggled to let go of. A great deal of your creativity is hidden behind the idea that you can't move forward due to some preconceived lack or loss. It's human nature to romanticize the past or idealize partners, but the more honest you are with yourself, the more you allow emotion to move, the more you'll reclaim parts of you that have been trapped. Although the majority of this process will take you into next year, you have already started and there is little left to stand in your way. Proceed with confidence.

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Week Number 34
2020
Aug 16 - Aug 22 2020
Libra
To feel connected and emotionally secure in the world there must be a sense of belonging at the root of one's being? Although most of us are struggling in the chaos in the world to establish a new center. Yet for you this has taken on new meaning since Jupiter joined Pluto and Saturn in the area of your chart associated with home and family, the seat of one's emotional foundation, late last year. You are in a powerful cycle of inner growth, of making peace with your past, your family, and your own sense of self. Externally, Jupiter's transit through the foundation of your chart can express in terms of 'home improvement,' Saturn's as 'building foundations,' and Pluto's as 'transforming from the ground up.' If you've wanted to get that ball rolling, recent and upcoming alignments of Mars with these planets (which, by now, feel like a permanent part of the landscape of your life) will help clear that path. Venus will provide motivation to experience the outer world as a gentler, more nurturing environment at least for a while. The real action in your chart is very much internal, however, primarily focused in terms of working through a specific relationship issue. A great deal of your energy's been wrapped up in familial issues you are now ready to resolve, although the process will take you into next year. It's human nature to idealize the past or to believe you can't change the way negative experiences affected you when you were younger. It is time to consider the only reason they have any relevance at all is because they are providing some sort of benefit even if it is to teach you what you no longer want or need. The more honest you are with yourself regarding this the better. The more you allow yourself to move through these matters the sooner your emotions surrounding them will evolve to the next stage and the sooner you can move on and reclaim your emotional life as your own. Several convergent cycles support this process; you cannot lose what is truly yours.

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Week Number 34
2020
Aug 16 - Aug 22 2020
Scorpio
Momentum has picked up this week regarding professional matters. If projects or negotiations have been hanging in mid-air, you should be quite well positioned to move forward and advance your interests. You'll be most effective, however, when bringing your fine-tuned sensitivity to all communications. Your drive to succeed is intense, but potential ego clashes can be avoided with a little diplomatic intelligence. Feel into the environment and be very honest with yourself about your objectives. Brainstorming about creative ideas may indeed prove worthwhile, but the more methodical an approach you can take, the less power you'll waste getting sidetracked by fantasies or risky schemes. Relationships with employers or other authorities connected with your career seem especially highlighted this week, and it's possible to establish new frameworks within which to operate. A metamorphosis in your relational environment overall is just getting started, but if recent fireworks caught you off guard, Uranus' upcoming retrograde should tamp down that heat for a while, giving you plenty of time to adjust.

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Week Number 34
2020
Aug 16 - Aug 22 2020
Sagittarius
Mars is in the process of making the first of three direct connections with the collection of planets in Capricorn occupying the 2nd house of your solar chart. Mars will act as motivation to put into motion the desire and perhaps necessary changes needed to transform your personal resources into tangible reality. But it is up to you to act on the creative energy Mars is providing. You have a significant opportunity to improve your sense of financial security. But as any artist knows, sidestepping your own inner critic is the first step to building the confidence you need to create art for art's sake. I say this because the square created in this alignment is electrically palpable, as when lightning strikes a huge oak tree in the middle of an open field. With an encouraging wind at your back, the quest for truth hits Mach speed and a wild frenzy of creative explosion occurs. It's rare and, if done right, it creates a beauty all its own. The seeker of knowledge faces many tests along the path, and this epic year is ready to deliver. Overarching themes include freedom versus security and withstanding the tension of evolving values and self-identity. Another challenge is trickier to pin down and may be the hardest of all: to remain open without falling for tempting illusions. The process is deeply personal; for a while longer, understand that you're traversing a type of liminal realm. You'll emerge soon enough, with greater clarity and understanding. Note the terrain, and trust that the journey is worth it.

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Week Number 34
2020
Aug 16 - Aug 22 2020
Capricorn
You're plenty familiar by now with the challenging side of Saturn's conjunction with Pluto in your sign: the weighted, serious introspection, confrontation with unconscious shadows and drives, the works. But as your tribe knows instinctively, where there's challenge, there's reward. And the immense evolutionary rewards include the kind of wisdom gained only through deep exploration of inner dimensions; intimate self-knowledge and psychic and spiritual transformation. This week, some juicy juju provides powerful support to help tap these rewards. Jupiter offers optimistic but whispered guidance to your inner being (as if overshadowed by Saturn and Pluto); the Leo New Moon and Mars' square to all that is taking place in your sign together open up direct lines with your emotional receiver to turn that volume way up. To maximize reception, take time out: intentionally relax your body, quiet your mind, and tune in. Gently turn your focus inward and try to let go. You are getting good at this thing called self-healing. If you haven't remembered dreams lately, just thinking about doing so helps. This is a dialogue between You and you: fortifying nutrition for your psyche and soul that will serve your progress down the road.

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Week Number 34
2020
Aug 16 - Aug 22 2020
Aquarius
Complex astrology this week expresses in your chart through exciting alignments between your cherished goals for the future and meaningful relationships that help you achieve them. Projects you may have been hoping for, or which required the right people, might spark to life to the mutual benefit of all. Conditions are very right for meeting, connecting, and communicating with those who will help you realize ambitions and more, in the sense of support for your ideas. The light turns green under fortunate skies, so get ready to roll and get out there. A note to the wise: whatever's involved has enormous creative potential but keep an eye on any fuzziness around the financial component. Tension exists between needs and dreams. The New Moon in your opposite sign indicates it's also possible that a friend may become something more this week, or an intimate partnership needs some attention. You're integrating revolutionary changes in the deepest strata of your being: your roots, your past, your home. This is a work in progress. Remember to take it steady and make sure your needs are met as well as everyone else's.

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Week Number 34
2020
Aug 16 - Aug 22 2020
Pisces
You've had a vision of something of great significance that you've wanted to manifest in the world. It may seem as if that vision has drifted beyond your ability to actualize, and slippery friction has made gaining traction toward achieving that goal a genuine challenge. The time has come to banish self-doubt, however; to summon your will and get clear with yourself about how to make that dream real. Mars' alignment with the collection of planets in Capricorn, your 11th house, this week can ignite faith in your power if you are prepared to put in the work that's needed. The more you direct attention toward organized, tangible steps, the less overwhelmed you'll feel by what may have become an over-idealized concept that now needs to be brought into focus. Although it may feel this is akin to herding cats, I can assure you it is far easier. Just like cats, people and projects respond to nurturing and consistency. The key to mastery is to connect precisely with the grounded, process-oriented transformational energy now present in Capricorn to make the commitment necessary. But first, gather your intent and actively tap into the natural process on offer. Notice the signs and signals of what is needed. Assistance is available, quite possibly in the form of allies you respect, who recognize your talent and your potential.

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Week Number 35
2020
Aug 23 - Aug 29 2020
Aries
You have many facets to your nature, and you're in a position to experience several of them now. Yet where you look, where you seek your information, and which experiences you explore -- all matter. The region of your life to search for understanding is the everyday, rather than the unusual. Therefore, you need only look right where you are -- not the past, not the future, and not some remote location or concept of your life. What do you actually do? What do you like doing? Most significantly, your astrology is asking the question: whom do you serve? Bob Dylan was right: you gotta serve somebody. And you're tied into the karma of whoever or whatever that is, whatever purpose that is. So what you're really asking yourself is what you hope to accomplish. Notably, this is not a question you can pose to anyone else and get a relevant answer. You can only ask yourself.

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Week Number 35
2020
Aug 23 - Aug 29 2020
Taurus
From every angle, your astrology is calling on you to burst free -- of your routines, your ideas, your ideologies, and your expectations. While you're at it, set yourself free from the scourge of seriousness. It's not that life is but a joke; rather, you must approach the conditions of your own growth, and the circumstances of the world, with a light heart. Heaviness is not going to get you anywhere right now, and as Robert Anton Wilson taught us, " You are precisely as big as what you love and precisely as small as what you allow to annoy you." So take it lightly, and use a creative approach to your own existence. You can afford to take some chance you might not ordinarily take, meaning allowing yourself to use a creative approach to a problem. The truth or idea you seek exceeds previously known concepts. Nobody could write a song with all the music theory in the world (and nothing else). Anyone could write one without it.

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Week Number 35
2020
Aug 23 - Aug 29 2020
Gemini
Monitor your anxiety level as the next week or two proceeds. Notice what in your environment provokes you, and then see if you can figure out why it's irrelevant, why the problem is about something else. Notice whether what you're experiencing is mental or emotional. Notice whether you feel better alone or with others, or if this varies from situation to situation. Drink more water and see how you feel then. You will need to keep experimenting under the astrology you're going through, which includes asking the same question many different ways till it lends itself to some kind of interesting answer. It would seem the most pressing issue is this: what are you trying to resolve? Directly related is, what do you need to clear out of your way? This also includes asking yourself about who does, and who does not, belong in your environment.

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Week Number 35
2020
Aug 23 - Aug 29 2020
Cancer
You may be underestimating the value you bring to the table. Make every effort to notice how others respond to you when you show them they matter. Perhaps you already do, though you can be (or seem) self-absorbed at times and give the impression that you don't care. The way to demonstrate that others make a difference is to engage in communication about the details of life, the small things that rarely seem to matter, and, most of all, ideas. You have a brilliant analytical mind, though one potential problem you face at the moment is going down the wormhole of minutiae, rather than seeing the clean, elegant lines of concepts. Practice translating your thoughts and feelings into a form that others can understand. You may be overwhelmed with mental activity or data coming in so fast you cannot handle it. The tool you will want to use is pattern recognition. Rather than analyze every single detail, look for topics and ideas, and the shapes that they form. When in doubt, listen to music, preferably instrumental.

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Week Number 35
2020
Aug 23 - Aug 29 2020
Leo
Your life at this time is all about your priorities. What is really important to you? This is the most obvious question in life, and one that is too rarely asked. Yet it's the only question at the moment, subordinating all others. This may require some sorting out. When doing that, it helps to have a guiding principle, which would best be: what is it that harms you, and what is it that helps you? What about your existence is beneficial to others, and what is not? The answers will be pretty simple when you're onto them. Despite appearances, there will not be a lot of layers to your result; and you're experienced enough to know what is helpful. However, when you come across something that is a temporary expedient, put it in a special category. Those are potential traps, because they might seem beneficial in the short run but will not be over the course of time.

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Week Number 35
2020
Aug 23 - Aug 29 2020
Virgo
You are now experiencing a solar return. This is what we call it in astrology when the Sun returns to the place it occupied at your birth. Mercury, ruler of Virgo, is also in your sign, making this one of the busiest and most productive times you will experience this year. Here is the question: do you live your life in pieces, or do you live as one being? Are there some circumstances where aspects of you are not welcome, and others where they are? There is a virtue to being who you are all the time. Sure, presentation matters. You will probably want to wear a black tie for the black-tie dinner. But you're still yourself, despite the circumstances, setting, or costume called for. While "whether to be real" is often cast as a matter open to debate, ultimately, you cannot be anyone other than yourself, so the real question is, why try? Well, you might not feel like you know what to say or do. Being real might feel like jumping off a cliff. But you'll still be standing right where you are. Many people would like to see you for who you are. It is time to let them see the very thing you fear they will reject. They can take it.

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Week Number 35
2020
Aug 23 - Aug 29 2020
Libra
Mars is preparing to retrograde in your opposite sign, Aries. Even if you know your rising sign and it's not Libra, you want to know about this; you want to track your solar chart (and this also serves, if Libra is your rising sign). This may feel like a whole lot of pressure, as your relationships are calling on you to make an uncomfortable decision or take some sort of action when you would prefer a more balanced approach. It might be difficult to gain the cooperation you need, since your relationship environment doesn't seem the same as it usually does. You could feel there is some vast mystery at the center of your life, to which you are somehow not privy. The answer to these mysteries is found by turning your awareness inward. Listen to yourself, to your dreams, and follow the winding thread of your imagination. There may appear to be too much to track; this is an illusion. Start with the notion that there is one thing you need to know, which will reveal itself in an odd and unexpected place and time. This is the nugget of understanding you need and will make all the difference in the world.

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Week Number 35
2020
Aug 23 - Aug 29 2020
Scorpio
I was nervous before my very first professional holiday business party, and I recalled what my mentor said on the way to an event: stay three drinks behind the crowd. Now, I rarely drink in public, but I love the strategic wisdom of that idea. You can apply it to more than alcohol. You're in a position where you can move around certain social circles typically sealed off from access, in a time when we feel more isolated than usual. Whether in person or through Zoom, if you find yourself there, make sure you listen. Look people in the eye. Speak only enough to get people talking. Above all, be yourself; that's disarming and builds trust. If you get cocktail sauce on your blouse, just continue the conversation and let the dry cleaner take care of it. If you have to exchange information with someone, write them a personal note, even if it is in the form of an electronic email. Make a connection. Better yet, write your note on real paper and send it the old-fashioned way. If you meet with people in person, leave your phone in the car. And as I was saying, whatever you do -- make it real.

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Week Number 35
2020
Aug 23 - Aug 29 2020
Sagittarius
You have a lot of goals; a lot of things you want to do; many more things you're capable of. You may not know what to choose or even the value they hold. You may be feeling overwhelmed or maybe a little underwhelmed or just whelmed. Anyway, your creativity and imagination are not on the internet. They are in real life. They exist because you exist. Because you have eyes that see in a particular way, a voice that speaks or sings with its own sound, hands that can touch and reshape objects. And you can smell cologne or perfume and breath. At this time, I suggest you follow what I consider my first rule of spontaneous creativity: let your assignments choose you. You are good at this, and now you have an excuse to be in an experimental mode of operation. This is not about taking a passive role. It's about being receptive and attractive. You will know when the right person, thing, idea, or opportunity knocks on your door. It will mysteriously sound like a bell.

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Week Number 35
2020
Aug 23 - Aug 29 2020
Capricorn
You cannot really plan the future. But you can look in its direction; you can consider the possibilities; you can set some wide goals for yourself. Most of all, you can describe your vision. This is a personal exercise, not for publication; do not click "Share," and do not expect anyone to click "Like." In fact, keep it out of digital form, unless it's a voice memo to yourself. A lot in your life is changing. A lot seems to be caving in, giving way, or yielding to the presence of time. That is going to create space and bandwidth you can use. So, while you're going through all this Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto activity and Mars retrograde stuff (and I know there is plenty), invest yourself in imagining what is possible. First, do this in a few broad strokes, and then fill in the details. Use pencil, so you can erase any mistakes, but first look at whatever you put onto the paper. Today it may seem like a doodle. In a few weeks to several months, as you continue to see the shapes and the patterns, you will get the message.

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Week Number 35
2020
Aug 23 - Aug 29 2020
Aquarius
Our lives are about what we exchange. That means being willing to offer yourself and being willing to receive others. Often, exchange seems to be about things of value, though really, a material object of any kind is a token of one's self. So keep it on that level. It does seem that the real crisis is about receiving what is freely offered. Many people who are the "taker" kind struggle to accept what is offered with kindness. Others who are the "giver" kind have a difficult time receiving what is sent their way out of generosity. Here's one clue: once given, the destiny of a gift is no longer in the purview of the giver. Nobody should ask, "How do you like it?" We have all heard the phrase "forgive and forget." I would say, give and forget -- and, more to the point, receive and remember.

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Week Number 35
2020
Aug 23 - Aug 29 2020
Pisces
Mercury and the Sun have entered your opposite sign, Virgo. Note the ways your total environment is changing as this happens. This and other alignments are an indication circumstances are presenting you with options. You're being reminded that you are not as isolated as you've felt under the long influence of Neptune in your sign. And it seems as if people are coming to you rather than you having to go to them. Yet Neptune presents a vulnerability and an opening that can be exploited. So pay attention to what you see, feel, say, do, and, most of all, hear. I suggest you make no commitments merely by way of the internet; rather, keep your contacts solid and on the physical plane. While Neptune presents an opening others may be able to exploit, it also presents aggressors with a hazard. Be aware that the floor is slippery around you, and that you have the ability to shape-shift or even disappear if you need to. Use these powers judiciously; accept and embrace that you carry some true protection.

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Week Number 36
2020
Aug 30 - Sep 5 2020
Aries
In the internet age, there has emerged a trend toward moral absolutism, a preference for punitive justice, and a corresponding loss of compassion. People forget, in judging others, they make a corresponding statement about themselves. Most importantly, they fail to remember that no one is perfect. You have better things to do than to tear the world down, and you are smarter than that. If someone makes a mistake this week, especially if you feel inclined to be severe, take pains to consider any nuances involved, and show a little kindness. Remembering to apply this rule to yourself as well should make that easier. Demonstrations of mercy are needed at present. Be proud of your humanity, not afraid of it. You are brave enough to know you can't lose yourself by being kind to others.

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Week Number 36
2020
Aug 30 - Sep 5 2020
Taurus
Don't be afraid to display your creative skills openly when you have the opportunity. Remember that they are an expression of your uniqueness; therefore, forget worrying about how you compare with others, or what those who are not involved in your artistic process might say. More important is honoring your instincts, from which you will learn a lot. This will help you hone your craft. We all have special gifts only we can bring forth into the world, and which necessarily enrich the lives of those around us. By offering our talents, we also evolve ourselves and experience greater fulfillment.

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Week Number 36
2020
Aug 30 - Sep 5 2020
Gemini
When it comes to selecting a life path, there are many people who choose to follow in the footsteps of their parents. Still others pursue entirely different careers, responding to a vocation unique to them. Yet it isn't the method you choose that determines if you succeed. It is your ability to make the most of the opportunities your choice provides. You are not merely an accident of your birth or of one moment in your life. Even in this chaotic time in history, it's up to us to build on whatever foundations exist. You are not your family, nor bound by their expectations. Trust in your own ability to choose a path that is right for you. You have more than enough reason to believe in yourself.

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Week Number 36
2020
Aug 30 - Sep 5 2020
Cancer
Trust is a necessary ingredient in close relationships. This includes trusting others when they tell you who they are. Those who are kind and fair tend to treat others with compassion and respect. For those who do not, their choice says more about them than it does about you. Yet most of us find it easier to believe we are the ones unworthy of fair treatment and even less likely to believe we deserve to be loved. This also includes trusting that when someone loves you, it's because you're inherently worthy of love; they just happen to recognize it. This isn't always easy if you're prone to self-criticism, a habit that requires effort to break. However, this week, if someone is encouraging you to feel good about yourself, you can probably rest your faith in their judgment and build your confidence from there. Don't forget to pay it forward: express gratitude where it's merited and support your loved ones when they need it.

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Week Number 36
2020
Aug 30 - Sep 5 2020
Leo
Hopefully the extraordinary astrology of your birthday month inspired you and strengthened your self-esteem. Your next order of business is to keep that momentum going. Certainly, there will be days when you feel less confident than on others; that's perfectly normal. But you very likely have a few new ideas about the future as well as more resources than you're yet aware of, including friends who will gladly remind you of your best qualities and your most impressive gifts. Draw on these when you need to; and above all, count yourself in.

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Week Number 36
2020
Aug 30 - Sep 5 2020
Virgo
For the past few years, there has been a seriousness to the Virgo chart, both by rising and Sun sign. Yet you have the experience of carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders (for which your sign is known) to help you. Even in less chaotic times, your sign is famous for keeping nose to the grindstone, but even you could use a break (or is that a breakthrough) every now and then. To take advantage, consider what it means for you to express yourself in ways that help you feel alive and inspired and awaken your creative desires. Your life has been built on a collection of experiences that are providing you the skills and ingredients to move to the next stage on a path of creative development -- if you are ready to look up and take notice.

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Week Number 36
2020
Aug 30 - Sep 5 2020
Libra
Given today's mask-wearing, social-distancing environment, it's very easy to feel confined, as if it might be possible to simply burst out of one's own skin. Or to feel you want to bolt like a cheetah from anyone walking in your direction out of fear of what they may bring with them, as if the world and everyone in it is our enemy. It's perhaps worth keeping a rein on those feelings for the moment, at least until you've got your bearings, as Mars transits your opposite sign preparing to turn retrograde. Take it easy and let events flow naturally for the time being.

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Week Number 36
2020
Aug 30 - Sep 5 2020
Scorpio
It's not fashionable to admit one has made a mistake. The usual policy these days is to double down, although the error might be obvious -- in part because even the most human of slip-ups are frowned upon. If you should find yourself getting stuck, or needing to change direction, I suggest you buck the denial trend and recognize the fact, at least internally. You are capable of deep transformation in the next several months; just think of any such shift as a small course-correction along the way. Take each of them in stride, and you will make speedy progress.

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Week Number 36
2020
Aug 30 - Sep 5 2020
Sagittarius
This week, you might benefit from a spirit of cooperation, especially with colleagues. It would almost certainly be worth taking up any opportunity you have to participate in a team project, even if it seems dull or routine; you could bring your creative imagination to bear in new ways and learn something in the process. Guard against being too assertive or demonstrative, especially with those in authority. Good working relationships are as helpful as any other kind, especially where you're able to foster an atmosphere of mutual respect and support.

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Week Number 36
2020
Aug 30 - Sep 5 2020
Capricorn
One common stereotype of your sign is that of the grouchy old man, refusing to be at peace with a changing world -- an echo of your ruling planet, Saturn. Yet Capricorn is a cardinal sign, which at the very least infuses you with a pioneering spirit. You are as capable of evolving as everyone else, and right now you're probably noticing plenty of impetus. I suggest acknowledging this part of you that is waking up and paying attention. Go along with it, and eventually you'll not only be keeping pace with the best of them, you might actually be setting it.

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Week Number 36
2020
Aug 30 - Sep 5 2020
Aquarius
You're probably feeling more in harmony with yourself than you have for a good while. Yet you seem to be concerned about the potential reactions of loved ones to your newfound confidence. I have a sense this is more the result of ingrained habit than the reality of your environment. However, if you need a litmus test, take note of how your mood shifts in the presence of others. If you're not getting sincere support, or you're feeling anxious or low around someone, that's your cue to review matters.

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Week Number 36
2020
Aug 30 - Sep 5 2020
Pisces
The Full Moon in your sign this week draws attention to your relationships. Make time to enjoy the society of the people dearest to you, if they help you to feel good. It's refreshing and nourishing to the soul, and it keeps you close to your spirit. If you take up opportunities for pleasant company, it can maintain your sense of charity with yourself and with the rest of the world. You don't need to live for love entirely to let it brighten your eyes and warm your heart. It doesn't hurt your self-esteem either.

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Week Number 37
2020
Sep 06 - Sep 12 2020
Aries
If you feel frustrated regarding career and personal challenges this week, only you can turn them into breakthroughs. Though this may take some time and personal effort. This is happening as your ruler, Mars, turns retrograde to make the second of three stressful alignments to the collection of planets in Capricorn. If you find yourself at a limit, a glass ceiling, or some kind of impasse, turn your focus inward. That's the only place you will find relevant information, which would be about yourself and your true calling. You will not find the answer in the outside world. Conflict with authority figures can serve a purpose, but not if you push it. If you find yourself in a tense situation, study the dynamics. They are likely to reflect other areas of your life, particularly from the distant past. This is one reason why you don't want to pursue the issue with the present seeming source of conflict, but rather look at your own life and assess what is going on and how it is connected to a past experience. Experiment with ideas such as which of your aspirations and personal qualities your parents and others approved of, and which they did not. This extends to your ideas about society: what is it actually possible to do in the world, and does that include who you are and what you want? This is a truly fundamental question in life, one for which you are ready to find answers.

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Week Number 37
2020
Sep 06 - Sep 12 2020
Taurus
Your idea is simpler than you think. At least there is a line straight through from idea to expression, which goes right past all of the seeming complexities. Most of these exist in your mind rather than in some version of objective reality. The best way to move through the obstacles, wherever they may exist, is to go from idea to expression without thinking about it. Actually doing the thing is your concept test, rather than thinking it through sixteen ways from Sunday and back again. You have the idea, so conduct an experiment on a budget that's limited but big enough to accommodate your objective. Then, observe carefully what happens, and try again. Ideally, this is not about proving something but rather a sincere experiment to see what results you get under what conditions. You don't need to draw conclusions; instead, simply make observations. There is also a need to keep your own counsel for a while. Your chart describes precision, which would mean keeping a sort of lab notebook where you record what you see down to minute details you might not think you need. Art, science, life, and inventing games are all experiments. If you live your life as such, there are no mistakes, only information gained for next time.

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Week Number 37
2020
Sep 06 - Sep 12 2020
Gemini
Rather than obsess over the details, move with the music, particularly if the thing you're considering has emotional roots. This another way of saying follow your natural instincts as you move though life and your social environment. You can avoid frustration if you don't try to impose logic on what you feel, how others feel, or even what they say to you. And don't let them impose their logic on you. That is the sure way to go temporarily insane. If you feel the need to put the pieces together, collect them as you find them, rather than searching for them and assembling them obsessively. In all things, take as laid-back of an approach as you can, and ride with the flow of time rather than pushing it in any way. If you are feeling obsessive inclinations, clean your house or dance like no one is watching. You will find these to be relaxing activities, because they will siphon off the abundant mental energy you are running at the moment and put it to constructive use. Meanwhile, pay attention to what you're thinking as you do. You will probably encounter various souvenirs from the past, which you might want to set aside in a little box for future review.

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Week Number 37
2020
Sep 06 - Sep 12 2020
Cancer
With several planets changing direction and your ruler, the Moon, entering your sign, if you can keep your sense of proportion, you will do fine. Proportion means scale, which relates to size, priorities, and how much emotional energy you devote to something, including obsessing over relationships both in your social environment and those of a closer nature. Ideally, this would not be solely an emotional assessment. You will benefit from some analysis, particularly working with the idea of sketching out different possible ways to assemble the fact pattern. Rather than look for the right one, look at the different possibilities for how the same information adds up. Make sure you factor in the potential for what missing data might include -- which will leave possibilities open rather than closed. At the bottom of all this paper is a belief that is influencing you, which is in effect a negative attachment or expectation. It could be either. You don't need to resolve this, though it will help if you're aware of it, which is more likely to come in a series of small clues rather than one enormous revelation. You might notice a hint of its scent on everything. Ask yourself where it came from and, more to the point, notice how you feel when you pick it up. Then follow the trail.

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Week Number 37
2020
Sep 06 - Sep 12 2020
Leo
Venus' recent entry to your sign has taken off some of the pressure you've been under, which at times seemed like a rolling crisis. You handled it well. Now the Virgo Sun has given you greater access to your personal resources, especially your knowledge and your ability to take care of yourself. Decisions that may have seemed difficult or impossible three weeks ago will seem in reach now. Yet you will have to extend yourself just a little to get access to what is yours. It may only come to you as an option or opportunity that you must actively choose or take. Your chart indicates you have about four months to make a series of important adjustments in the work and wellbeing aspect of your life. The timing is related to planets in Capricorn working out the final stage of their retrograde and the Sun's movement toward the same sign and entrance into your opposite sign, Aquarius. This is something you have to work out for yourself. It involves coming to certain recognitions, making decisions, and acting upon them. With the Sun in Virgo for the next week and a half, you have extra power and leverage to accomplish this.

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Week Number 37
2020
Sep 06 - Sep 12 2020
Virgo
The Sun entering your sign must feel like moving from the hot sun to sitting under a shady tree. Now you have cooled off for a while, taken a breath, and focused your mind, you have your options open. To make the right choices, you will need to be in touch with yourself, too. That is not easy in this world. There is a risk in thinking you're self-aware when really what you're picking up on are the many distractions of our times -- particularly anxiety. Know this when you feel it and address it first as an internal matter, rather than making changes in your environment. The time will arrive for that, though what counts the most now is your inner awareness and ability to be flexible. You will emphasize what you are aware of. That, in turn, depends on your vibrational state. Said simply, the world you perceive is dependent entirely on your state of mind (which includes your emotions and other psychic factors). Therefore, don't be too convinced that what you perceive is the only reality (or real at all for that matter). If you want to see and experience something different, start from inside yourself. Then you will gain a whole new perspective on what it means to be safe in the world.

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Week Number 37
2020
Sep 06 - Sep 12 2020
Libra
Do not allow relationship dramas to distract you from your inner life. Rather, allow any situation with any other person to guide you inward. Assume in the first instance that it's some form of projection, particularly if it involves conflict. This is not necessarily the truth of your situation, but rather a mode of assessment and of taking responsibility for what you perceive in your environment. The thing you really want to own is your desire. This is easy for you to farm out to others, hoping they will fulfill it. Yet with your desire, you are also delegating your priorities, because they are really the same thing. What you actually want is important to you, and what is important is what you know you need and want. But it's easy for you to give this power away, when it's the thing you need to keep and work with the most consciously and actively. It is rightly your driving force and your power of manifestation and, therefore, does not belong in the hands of others, or under their control. Break the taboo. Want what you want. Need what you need.

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Week Number 37
2020
Sep 06 - Sep 12 2020
Scorpio
You may be struggling to come to terms with yourself about something. I can see this happening in your chart as the ancient co-ruler of your sign, Mars, turns retrograde to make the second of three challenging alignments with your modern co-ruler, Pluto. You could skip the crisis or drama if you were to admit to yourself who you are. Usually when people try to do that, it comes packed with exceptions, situational necessities, self-modifications made in relationships, and most often of all, tailoring yourself to work. Yet the most significant thing you as a Scorpio (rising or Sun) can know about yourself is that the work you do is the most important expression of not just your identity but also your true inner being. The next major episode in astrology involves your ruling planet, Mars, making a retrograde in Aries, where you strive to focus your connection to existence on a daily basis, through your most basic activities. What could manifest as a crisis is really an invitation to get to the place where you can do what you actually know is right for you, which has purpose, and where you will do the best. You may discover there is no room for compromise here. That would be a positive development.

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Week Number 37
2020
Sep 06 - Sep 12 2020
Sagittarius
Community is about to become the most important factor in your life. You have always had this idea, and it's about to manifest as a reality in ways you could not foresee. This is particularly true given the unusual quality of our moment, which seems to have drawn you into yourself far more than usual. When I say 'community,' I mean some collaborative experience focused on a solid purpose. This will require you to be solid and stable within yourself -- and the planets are aligned perfectly for that adjustment. However, beginning when Jupiter stations direct on Sept. 12, you will feel the calling to come out of any seclusion or isolation. As this develops, you will become a social magnet. This will require you to move from your center, with an understanding of your purpose and a strong bond with your creative force. Work on these things now. You will be asked to stretch your talents, abilities, and capacity to build yourself. You may find it challenging to actually connect with your self-confidence. Yet this is done through experiencing repeated challenges and succeeding. And like most doing this work, you may discover you arrived long after you got there.

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Week Number 37
2020
Sep 06 - Sep 12 2020
Capricorn
You may not have a tangible idea of what is going on with you and what kind of changes you're experiencing. The Sun's ingress into sympathetic Earth sign Virgo has opened a few windows and helped you see yourself in a much wider conflict. If you've struggled with one thing, it's likely myopia: difficulty seeing what is going on much past the boundaries of your body and your immediate environment. This is due to an underlying level of stress. But the Sun in Virgo is calling for you to take a wider perspective. That might mean thinking five years into the future, studying a world map, or going to a high-up place and thinking about your life while there. At the moment, many people are extremely shortsighted, whether from fear, from their perspective being contracted by changes in society, or from a lack of creativity. You can afford none of these things, and you have the ability to see beyond them. This is unlikely to happen by accident or all by itself. The further your line of sight, the further you and your mind will be able to travel.

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Week Number 37
2020
Sep 06 - Sep 12 2020
Aquarius
Your writing will tell you a lot about how you really feel -- including noticing how you feel when you're writing. The art of journaling is vital for you now. This is writing intended primarily for yourself, preferably in a physical, not digital, form. You have a lot going on inside, as described by many retrograde planets in Capricorn, your 12th house of inner mysteries. This could be arriving with inner pressure, a sense of feeling lost, and maybe a touch of depression. Resolve to let none of this impede your progress. The direction of flow must be from your inner world to some expressed form, where you get to ask the big questions about your existence. Here is a clue about one of them. When you ask the question, "Why?" think of it instead as asking for a rationalization. When we want real answers, it is best to ask who, what, when, how, and where. Therefore, "Why did I do that?" becomes, "What did I do that for?" "Why do I want that?" becomes, "What do I want that for?" The questions who, what, when, how, and where reveal more tangible answers that can be worked with and used to your benefit.

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Week Number 37
2020
Sep 06 - Sep 12 2020
Pisces
You may not feel like the flavor of the month, though you may be surprised by the end of the week when your co-ruler, Jupiter, turns direct on Sept. 12th. This is why it would be most unwise to give into the temptation to change your point of view for the sake of others. Rather, this is the time to hold your integrity, making any adjustments to your perspective based entirely on your own motives and evaluation of the facts. People may think you're wrong; you may even see a point to their objections. That is still not a good enough reason to rewrite your constitution or violate a personal law you hold. You always have the power to do these things, yet doubt must never be your motive. Make your decisions based on your ethics and sense of purpose. You are likely going against the grain of society in some way and, if so, then that is the thing to do. You are likely to be correct and your perspective vindicated soon enough. You have keen insight into what is going on behind the scenes, and also what is influencing people on a level they neither notice nor understand. These days, that is a blessing.

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Week Number 38
2020
Sep 13 - Sep 19 2020
Aries
Many aspects in your chart point to you being under some sort of pressure, in your daily life, your professional life, and your ability to express yourself in your relationships. Now that Mars is fully retrograde in your sign, this cannot be understated. This situation may feel as if it is about the others -- but it is, in fact, about you as an individual. You are the one thing all the various facets of your life have in common. You are the arbitrator of your own life. Now is the time to make this true for you. We are about to have a grand opportunity to see what this means and do some of this work. It might show up in an annoying form or as a challenge you know you can rise to (or not). Mars retrograde has the power to probe deeply into the past, and it's about to make contact with a group of retrograde planets that are themselves keepers of secrets from a world gone by. The next few months will present many opportunities to manifest some of your most cherished goals. However, you will need to guard against becoming too exhausted as you do this work, so consider taking time out as a legitimate way to restore your energy. Think of the choices you make as a sort of self-actualization or soul retrieval process you have been meaning to get to for years. Let's get this correct now: we will never pass this way again.

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Week Number 38
2020
Sep 13 - Sep 19 2020
Taurus
You're strong and durable; you're built to withstand the ongoing crisis that is life on Earth. Yet with Mars retrograde in the most psychologically sensitive angle of your chart, you want to be mindful of your mind and sensitive to your sensitivities. Powerful aspects are influencing you in a zone of your chart where they could be amplified, or where they could also disappear under the surface of your conscious mind, applying pressure you cannot easily identify or point to. But we can see it in your astrological chart: retrograde Mars in Aries, your 12th house, will stir the pot, and more so as the retrograde builds to square Saturn and Pluto. Squares need a point of expression; you will not thrive if you bottle up your feelings. You will do well if you honor your inner search for truth and acknowledge to yourself and others what you're experiencing. Most important is that you have a dependable way to express yourself, including your sexuality (a deep, often unacknowledged theme of the 12th). If you feel in some way caught or trapped, this is likely a trick of your mind. You will feel more liberated if you can share with someone whom you trust will not judge you.

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Week Number 38
2020
Sep 13 - Sep 19 2020
Gemini
You are a social creature; you thrive among people. It's not like this is optional: your happiness depends on it, and so does your personal growth. The time has come to claim back your social existence. It is easy for you, as an air sign, to find a home in the ethereal, vapid world of "social" media, yet you lose most of your power, beauty, and charisma there. You get the challenges but not the benefits of true human companionship. Indicated by Mars retrograde (Sept. 9 through Nov. 13), this is part of a much deeper awakening for you, which includes asserting yourself as your own autonomous, independent critter. What may seem first to influence your quasi-public life has deeper roots in your most intimate affairs. It is time to question the presumptions of any association you have with others. Those are likely to be rooted in ideas far beyond your generation; relics of your great-grandparents are turning up in your underwear drawer, and it's time to see them for what they are. You don't have to live by these codes and rules, which exist mostly in our minds rather than as active ideas circulating in society. This begins and ends with being your own person, which for you will come as a benefit of asserting your physical existence in your social relationships. Call yourself fully present in the world. Be exactly who you are and say what you need to say. To have its full force and effect, eye contact is required.

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Week Number 38
2020
Sep 13 - Sep 19 2020
Cancer
For you, Mars' retrograde in Aries, your 10th house of public status and responsibility, is about asserting your privilege of what you want to accomplish and your unique ability to do so. Your work is more important to you than you may recognize. You do not respond to a job; you respond to having a mission and, by all indications, you do have one. Over the next couple of months as Mars works its way backward in time and space, you will have the opportunity to retrieve gifts and abilities you may have left behind. This includes reviving contacts with people you worked with in the past, where you will be in a leadership position. This is helping you fully claim the calling of Chiron in Aries (2018-2027) and heal your sense of responsibility and personal authority. This has the potential to be a bona fide period of achievement, though you can think of Mars retrograde as basic training for the next seven years. Impeccability is the order of the day. Others are looking to you for instruction and example; your actions will always set the tone. Your words matter, though only for the finer points of clarification, and only if they are in full alignment with how you actually live and breathe. We live in times when people seem to abuse power as if it's a natural thing to do. You, on the other hand, must be a crystal of integrity. That is responsibility on a level few are interested in taking, which in one sense is a good thing. There isn't much competition for the job.

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Week Number 38
2020
Sep 13 -Sep 19 2020
Leo
You will find your best advantages where you feel the least stable. Whatever might rattle, shake, creak, or crack is the place where movement is already happening, where something has become outmoded. It's also the zone in your world, or your psyche, that will be the most responsive to ideas. This is all in the spirit of turning mere change into evolution, anxiety into imagination. There is much in your world that would benefit from a light editing, heavy rewrite, or whole new storyboard. Yet the thing moving most deeply is your experience of yourself, calling for you to be fully present to the value and benefits of a personal revision. This is going to happen whether you like it or not. It's as if you're at the bus station, and you have to go somewhere. You can take a bus anywhere. Which one do you take? What about the one heading for the place you want to go? Now, consider first that that place is within you. What is the "self" that is calling you with the greatest appeal? Considered another way, what about who you are today is ready to go the way of all other ideas you had about yourself long ago? What do you absolutely need to change? If you start there, and actually begin making adaptations to your inner world, you will find that concepts of what you truly want can enter the cleared-out space without any effort. Remove the obstacle and you will discover what it was obscuring. It's not really a block. This is about perspective more than anything else.

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Week Number 38
2020
Sep 13 - Sep 19 2020
Virgo
The New Moon in your sign and Mars' retrograde in Aries are about extracting yourself from some places you've invested your identity and recognizing a pattern that has likely followed you from your earliest years. At a minimum, you will be able to see the ways in which you've lodged your identity outside yourself and, in some ways, may seem to have lost it. However, recognize that, of itself, identity means very little; rather, it has only as much meaning as you give it. Who you actually are and what resources you possess are far more significant and important. You are not your identity. You are you, separate and apart from how others identify you or even how you present yourself to the world. You are an actual self, though this distinction gets blurred in contemporary times. Mars' retrograde will feel like a rumbling to claim your whole being within the context of relationships where you have invested yourself. This may feel strange, and you may be feeling insecure, as you entertain the worrying notion that others will not fully accept you if you present your true being to them. But do you want anything else? How is it possible to compromise something as basic as who you are? Make a note if financial needs play a role (is this real or an illusion?). Observe whether there is any matter associated with approval by your family, for instance, the expectation that you will be a certain kind of person or play a certain role. If you're feeling agitation or discomfort, address that with those whom you consider your intimates. You do not need to ask permission to be yourself; you are already that person. Others, however, must bend to and accommodate your process of making peace with who you are, including giving you space to work out your inner conflict. Give yourself space to do so as well.

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Week Number 38
2020
Sep 13 - Sep 19 2020
Libra
Long ago, there was a thing called the "Gestalt prayer." It comes from a book called Gestalt Therapy Verbatim by Fritz Perls. In it, he offers his most basic message about relationships: "I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine." In today's society, this is an especially bold statement, as we tend to drown in codependent tendencies and hand one another so much power over who we are. One way this happens is that many people are averse to conflict. That is understandable, though there is a deeper issue to address, which is what to do with feelings of sacrifice and resentment that may lurk under the surface of implied agreements. The thing to do is talk about them and take the chance of asking others where they are really coming from. Silence can conceal disagreements, but it can also obscure the many things people have in common that they don't necessarily recognize. This can take a leap of faith and an exercise of trust in people you care about. One thing you can count on: Whatever seems to be the case, people close to you are on a path of self-discovery. With Mars retrograde in your opposite sign, Aries, until Nov. 13, they will be coming to revelations about who they are that may be a little shocking even to them. This is a good time for you to practice unconditional love, which is really the only kind of love there is. Instead of the usual conditions placed on who someone is, supposedly to make them acceptable.

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Week Number 38
2020
Sep 13 - Sep 19 2020
Scorpio
Your work is of profound importance to you. This is a keynote of Scorpio and the essence of your life right now. The fact that what you do every day, what you produce, where you go, with whom you work are all so crucial to your happiness is something to come to terms with while Mars is retrograde until Nov. 13 in your 6th house of wellbeing, daily routines, and your sense of obligation and duty. Your work must be service that you know is of value and that leaves you with a feeling of self-respect. Mars is retrograde in the house that covers these matters for the first time in 32 years. If you're old enough to have experienced this as a young adult, that means revisiting the issue of why you do what you do. This reevaluation will inevitably call for a decision or a series of them. Here's the thing: Your focus, I propose, must be on the basis for deciding rather than the decision itself. What is motivating you? Who are you now, and how is that influencing how you choose to take action in the world? You cannot rush this question; developments will proceed quickly enough, as the short-lived Mars retrograde stirs the pot and raises many interesting questions. These will answer themselves if you do what you love, love what you do, and find yourself through what you do. One thing that stands out in your chart is that you have no need to aspire to fame or notoriety. Rather, aspire to demonstrate true, sincere dedication to your purpose as you define it and explore it.

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Week Number 38
2020
Sep 13 -Sep 19 2020
Sagittarius
The theme of the Virgo New Moon and of Mars retrograde (Sept. 9 through Nov. 13) is creative confidence. One way to facilitate that is not to compare who you are or what you do to anyone else, in a competitive sense. Rather, learn from everyone and everything you see. Mostly, learn from yourself. Whatever you may do with your life, the place you seek your true being is through your creative experiences and doing what you do artfully. In other words, investing yourself fully in whatever you engage in. There is no such difference as "work" and "real life." You are who you are, and you do what you do. Another element of creative confidence involves connecting what you do to your financial wellbeing. There are several keys to opening this passageway, one of which is being true to yourself and your values. Then there is the structural element. Money flows toward structure, and you are the person who must maintain this, or see that what needs doing gets done. It's not easy to hold things together these days; between flaky people and constantly shifting ground, you must depend on yourself to provide your own framework more than at any other time in your personal history. The benefit here is that you have the power and the motivation to make sure this is done correctly and well. The next three months will provide an ongoing experiment wherein you can tinker with various formulas and get a sense of what works and what does not. Take care of what feeds you. Nurture the ground that makes your food.

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Week Number 38
2020
Sep 13 - Sep 19 2020
Capricorn
Two assignments for you, both in the form of creating lists. The first one: What remains incomplete in your life? What changes have you been wanting to advance for a few years that you have not brought to closure? Second, which of your personal attributes are you most concerned your family will not accept if they knew the truth? This can include any group of people you are close to and on whom you depend for your security, emotional or otherwise. If your original family no longer exists, which one of them were you concerned with in the past? The two sets of ideas are related. You are in the process of extracting yourself from many former investments, where you left behind aspects of your being -- in fact, some of the very best of who you are. Your chart describes a situation, going back to the beginning of your life, where your identity became conditioned on what makes you feel safe. Therefore, you had to lie low and not rock the boat by revealing who you actually are. There is another side of this. It can work the other way: when you consider you will only feel grounded and confident when you present yourself as you are, and don't give one iota about the other's opinions of you. It might seem like this would take some real guts. However, push has now come to shove, and through the Mars retrograde process, you are likely to discover that you simply cannot hide your reality any longer -- nor do you want to. None of this is a luxury. Your wellbeing depends on it.

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Week Number 38
2020
Sep 13- Sep 19 2020
Aquarius
Yours is the sign of fixed mental patterns and crystallized ideas. As the digital age has progressed, these factors have increased by orders of magnitude; once ideas take hold, it's extremely difficult to change them, or to get anyone to rethink their position. This is particularly risky for you: at this time in your life, the thing you need the very most is mental flexibility. I mean this in all senses of the word, from how you define yourself, to how you think, to the ways you filter and define your perceptions. This also includes how you think of your past, including how you experience any past pain or frustration you carry with you today. Mars' retrograde through Nov. 13 is here to provoke your inner awareness, and help you get in contact with what some would call "unconscious" motives and conditions that drive you. You are the one who wants to change, to take a fresh approach to living. You want new ideas to guide your life, and new ideas about who you are. This is a discovery process, and there is no need for it to be difficult or even painful. There are things you were told about yourself that were not true. You also carry the past karma of many generations of people, which has accumulated around you, which you carry with you like a bag of garbage, and which you are now in a position to let go. Your whole being is moving toward a rebirth. This will happen one way or the other. You can go through this experience with more or less resistance, more or less pain. If you allow your preconceptions to thaw, you will discover what an amazing place you are in.

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Week Number 38
2020
Sep 13 - Sep 19 2020
Pisces
One great benefit of the past three years of Saturn in Capricorn is that you have carved out a niche for yourself. This has happened by hook and by crook, by shake and by quake. Notice the ways your world has been rearranged since late 2017 and evaluate where you stand right now. You may have suffered some losses, though, if so, consider whether what you lost is actually something you needed. As Patric Walker once wrote, "Saturn always gives more than it takes away." One of the things Saturn has given you is some clear space to work. To take advantage, you will need to move into that space and occupy it consciously. You have learned who your friends really are; it's likely that a good few people who were not your friends are no longer in your personal circle. Just this alone was worth the price of admission for Saturn in Capricorn, though you have learned and gained a good deal more. It is up to you to breathe into your space in society. You do not need to be invited anyplace, appointed to anything, or crowned by anyone. Rather, it is now time to step up to whatever challenge you choose. I suggest you reach a little higher than you think you're capable of, because you are capable of far more than you may believe. You will not know unless you try. Meanwhile, Mars retrograde will be provoking you, and I suggest you grab onto this as motivation. The major theme for you is recognizing the power of money, and the validity of using financial gain, and organization, as your motive. Stay with your values and you will do fantastically.

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Week Number 39
2020
Sep 20 - Sep 26 2020
Aries
Over the past few months, you've made significant discoveries about your role and identity as part of society and as a unique being. As the astrological emphasis now shifts to the area of your one-to-one relationships, you can apply this new information in this part of your life as well. Even in romantic partnerships, where we're encouraged to merge ourselves with the other, it's becoming clearer to you that you're nevertheless a whole person in your own right, with no missing parts. As is everyone else. The situation you are in can be as supportive of this fact as it may be contentious. All you need to do is let others supply you with at least some of what you need going forward.

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Week Number 39
2020
Sep 20 - Sep 26 2020
Taurus
In the age of indifference, rudeness, and lack of compassion, you have the power to remind people, through your actions, what considerate behavior looks like. This is less about superficial manners -- though politeness is an art that's getting lost amid all the trolling -- and more about empathy and caring for those who are struggling. One important thing to remember is that just about everyone is struggling these days, yet most seem to have limits to their kindness. No matter what is going on in the background of your mind, you can afford to be caring and kind and give others a chance to speak honestly about what is bothering them. Make a point of having no exceptions and others will do the same for you.

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Week Number 39
2020
Sep 20 - Sep 26 2020
Gemini
The Sun has joined Mercury in your 5th house of creativity and pleasure, bringing to your attention the need to be socially aware of your environment and how it is affecting your creative desire. During the next few weeks, it would be worth making a point of visiting some of your favorite places and people, and of enjoying those moments. Indulge your love of life, for its own sake. Meaning without an agenda. If you produce art of any kind, keep your creative tools with you, and take as many opportunities as you can to work on your projects. Use the opportunity to see every aspect of life, including what is said to you, in its truest form. Any and all of this can result in profound healing and growth.

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Week Number 39
2020
Sep 20 - Sep 26 2020
Cancer
Your chart points toward a need to cooperate and to make your intentions known. Especially in relationships of any kind. Someone important may be going through a particularly hard time. You will know because their responses are out of proportion to their circumstances. This may be a significant other, a coworker, or someone in your family circle. The thing you are going for is consistent responses. This is a way of cooperating with them where they are without matching their intensity. Let them know in advance you are available when they are ready to talk, and then show up. This isn't a situation you can "fix" for them, but you can let them know you're willing to help if you can. Simply providing a safe space for them to voice their concerns will go a long way toward helping them move past a fear or worry.

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Week Number 38
2020
Sep 20 -Sep 26 2020
Leo
Brains can be tricky old things, and sometimes events can have an impact on them via a rather circuitous route. Which accounts for unusual results we sometimes get. That said, with effort, it's usually possible to trace the steps with hindsight. In following the trail backward carefully and understanding how recent experiences may have played out for you, there's likely a benefit. Though you may need to guard against the "woulda, coulda" traps reviewing your experience can cause. Instead, notice what factors or beliefs might lead to similar responses, and what you're extrapolating from each event. The result you're going for is a deeper, more thorough understanding of how your mind operates; this would perhaps help you change anything that doesn't quite work for you.

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Week Number 39
2020
Sep 20 - Sep 26 2020
Virgo
This week's astrology has a certain gravitas when it comes to expressing who you are. There's a specific matter to which you're being called to step up and make a commitment of some kind, even if only to yourself. Part of this relates to your most strongly held values, and how they inform your character. You'll likely be required either to stand by them or to review them. There is an element of the past seeping in and informing some of your views. Just remember that you're the only person who can really know what's best in your own life. You can also, at least in this instance, choose a path that will eventually be a win-win for everyone involved.

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Week Number 39
2020
Sep 20 - Sep 26 2020
Libra
You are capable of a powerful love that can spread into the wide corners of the universe. Indeed, you know -- perhaps better than anyone else you know -- what it means to love universally, owing to nothing more than your innate sense of fairness and justice. The world could use more open hearts right now; it's necessary somehow to buck the rather dangerous trend of feeling "These people are mine, and I will care for them; these are not, and I will ignore them" or, worse, "They are my enemy." Ultimately, we are all children of the same Earth. Which needs to be repeated in our current social environment with increasing regularity. As a Libra, you have what it takes to be a shining example of light, love, and what is fair and just. Remember this.

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Week Number 39
2020
Sep 20 - Sep 26 2020
Scorpio
It's not been long since your classic ruler, Mars, stationed retrograde, moving toward a square to Saturn and your modern ruler, Pluto. This is likely a potent time for you, and it's possible you're processing some strong emotional material, mainly through the more instinctual channels. Your intuition and other subtle senses will probably be very finely honed, so keep an eye out for any messages they might be sending you, including through dreams. Taking time for reflection and checking in with how you feel about where you are going in your life may prove useful. Chances are your life has ended up somewhere you would have never expected, and the extended, ongoing square alignment of your co-rulers is offering you a chance to check in and make necessary adjustments.

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Week Number 39
2020
Sep 20 - Sep 26 2020
Sagittarius
Part of the reason so much feels uncertain right now is that we're collectively exploring new territory in terms of social codes of conduct. This isn't necessarily about etiquette -- such as when it's okay to use your smartphone in public -- but covers the wider issue of basic respect, and our duty to one another as humans. This in turn relates to one's personal values and code of ethics. Your ability to take a broad view may stand you in good stead here. If you have specific ideas in this field, by all means share them. We could use some leadership and guidance.

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Week Number 39
2020
Sep 20 - Sep 26 2020
Capricorn
There is a tendency to consider any relationship involving some kind of power imbalance as negating any requirement for civility, compassion, or due consideration of the other party as an equally human being. This seems to be true whether one possesses more or less power in the exchange. However, with tension building and the already chaotic state of the world, try to emphasize, in your interactions, what you share in common with others rather than your differences; and remember that you are equally complex, unique creatures. I know this runs contrary to the current lack of social standards and calls for courage in the face of all the adversity and chaos we are experiencing. Be prepared to bring kindness and respect to the table first.

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Week Number 39
2020
Sep 20 - Sep 26 2020
Aquarius
It may feel as if you are being forced into explaining yourself or your view of the world. This is an indication of just how far you have come. The Sun entering fellow air sign Libra this week provides you a path to restoring your sense of trust -- both in your fellow humans and in the benignity of the cosmos. This is difficult for many of us right now, and it's tempting if you feel like you've been through the wringer lately to respond by closing off. Yet, while this can be a useful way of coping through stress, it is no more helpful on a permanent basis than cortisol is for the brain. You can learn a lot about how your mind and the world work and just how easy it is to change your point of view. Let yourself receive the love and gentleness that's offered to you.

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Week Number 39
2020
Sep 20 - Sep 26 2020
Pisces
Holistic philosophy bears some resemblance to astrology, as both consider the various elements of a person as interdependent rather than operating separately. Whatever might be challenging you right now, especially if it has an emotional component, would probably benefit from a holistic approach: by giving care or relief to your body, mind, heart, and spirit. As part of this, make sure you treat yourself with at least the respect and love you afford others; and for now, make your wellbeing your first priority. Which is equally as important to remember in the good times as it has been during the challenges of the recent past. Both you and the co-ruler of your sign are now making progress on a plan or project close to your heart. Which makes staying rested, well nourished, and emotionally and spiritually grounded more important than ever.

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Week Number 40
2020
Sep 27 - Oct 03 2020
Aries
The way is opening for you. You will only know, however, if you dare to take the first few steps toward your chosen destination. You don't need to plan the whole trip, nor must you worry about whether you have enough resources to get there. You're in a profound process of refashioning your world, peeling away what you've outgrown and building strong foundations based upon values that reflect more of who you really are. When you move with your heart and soul, providence will move with you and shorten the way. Be aware, though, that you are tapping into a power you consider greater than yourself, yet it is you. The Aries Full Moon will help you make friends with how much stronger, more intelligent, and boundless this power is. Live in that reality. Confidence is not a psychological state. Rather, it is the condition of moving with your whole being.

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Week Number 40
2020
Sep 27 - Oct 03 2020
Taurus
You may feel like you're coming up against a limit or experiencing a loss. If so, I suggest you pause any process where you're making decisions that do not work well for you and reevaluate your options. Tap into other reserves if you need them, for example, using what you have on hand and considering how it can be repurposed. There is another possibility here, which is that things may not be all that bad; it is your interpretation that needs to be reassessed. Does your thinking remind you of anyone? If you're feeling like you lack potential, resiliency, or freedom, does that have anyone's name or fingerprints on it? This would be someone historically close to you and very influential in your past, though potentially not directly present now. Shift your point of view and rethink matters. Keep current with yourself and respond to life in the moment you're actually existing, without all your usual reference points to history. That was then; this is now.

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Week Number 40
2020
Sep 27 - Oct 03 2020
Gemini
Keep an eye on your social networks this week and delay any decisions till you are working with more information. There are likely to be factors you're not aware of, though it might seem like everything is solid and copacetic. Other people know things you need to know, and they are not necessarily the types of people, or topics, that lend themselves to casual conversation. So you will need to pry a little and get a sense of what is in people's files. In personal, intimate situations, you will see that you cannot always base your sense of personal value on how you believe others feel about you. Ultimately that must come from you, which is not always easy, though it is necessary. Self-worth is not your emotional market value as you perceive it. Rather, it is born of your intimacy with yourself, and your quest for understanding your true nature.

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Week Number 40
2020
Sep 27 - Oct 03 2020
Cancer
Do not be deterred by any tension between you and others related to the work you're now doing. You know you're invested for the long haul, not for immediate gains. Anyone who might judge you or get in the way is being short-sighted and responding out of fear. Those are false luxuries in which you have no interest. You are up to the challenges you have accepted. You have the determination and the energy, and you have the ability to develop a flexible strategy and keep to it. Most significantly, true to your Cancerian nature, you are able to keep your own counsel and do not need much in the way of approval to feel like you're doing the right thing. That's good, because you have a diversity of perspectives that others lack, which is why your contribution is necessary. That said, you have powerful allies who will do what they can to help you, including family and a few true friends. Make sure you know who they are, show your gratitude, and treat them well.

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Week Number 40
2020
Sep 27 - Oct 03 2020
Leo
You will have a breakthrough at work this week, though call on Venus in your sign to reduce your stress level during this week's Aries Full Moon. Allow your mind to do the work. The more space there is between your thoughts, the better. You are just as likely to figure something out at lunch or while taking a bath as you are at your desk. If you are clear on the idea level, you will then see the easiest way to get the job done. Consider that step an essential part of the original idea: your action scheme is part of your design scheme. One tool to work with is the time and productivity constraint. Add to action and design a point in time when you want to get the work done -- and then do it. You may not think you can be ingenious in a relaxed way simultaneously with a schedule you intend to keep, though I would propose that is exactly the order of the week. You know you have all kinds of talents and resources you barely dial in.

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Week Number 40
2020
Sep 27 - Oct 03 2020
Virgo
You are going through a process which will make it easier to share yourself with others. Best of all, this is all happening in your own mind. This may arrive with a diversity of blurry situations or difficulty figuring out where people are coming from. The Aries Full Moon will offer some help. It may seem easier to think others have more advantages in life or in some way have it better than you. Yet this way of thinking only creates intellectual and emotional blinders. It is far more useful to tap into the resources you have than to tap into what you feel you lack. This is key to the process of learning how to assert your true being without making people into enemies or engaging them in needless conflict. You don't have to fight to be who you are; simply be that person. If there is some seeming controversy or matter of dispute, you will gain more by being respectful about it.

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Week Number 40
2020
Sep 27 - Oct 03 2020
Libra
Please don't let personal drama distract you from the important tasks that you've taken on, which you are doing so well. This is not a time for push coming to shove. You are good at sidestepping conflict, until you slip up and get caught in it. So stay conscious as the Aries Full Moon passes through town. It may feel like you may not be able to get out of the way. All those in relationships know sometimes you need to consider the needs of others. If someone has a complaint, calmly ask them to state it, and let them state their position. If you have an issue with someone, you will do better by gently probing them for their viewpoint prior to asserting yourself. The more information you have, the better this will work out. Be aware that people may be feeling all kinds of triggers with this Full Moon from past events, which may have nothing at all to do with you.

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Week Number 40
2020
Sep 27 - Oct 03 2020
Scorpio
Hold steady and hang loose. You don't have to make any major moves. Rather, size up your environment, map out where you are within it, and notice who is in your life and what purpose they are serving. Run your engines cool, and take a circumspect view, checking out the scene from various directions and angles. This will keep you from getting stuck in a fixed point of view. The Aries Full Moon brings flexible motivation into your work life. True creative awareness will make use of all that comes along, including anything that might trigger you or even dissuade you from expressing yourself. Yet it will not help to retreat in any way. Just gently move toward what it is you might want to avoid. You don't need to charge; remember, steady and loose. Approach any challenges with a self-reflective quality and see the beauty in whatever you observe. Ultimately, you are responsible for your state of mind. That is your privilege and your pleasure.

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Week Number 40
2020
Sep 27 - Oct 03 2020
Sagittarius
This week's Full Moon in Aries may stir up your deepest insecurities about whether your social network is really available to support you. You might draw your boundary in a little closer to your local community. Start with the building you live in and the room you occupy, and explore them in such a way that your experience is tangible and more immediate. Call on yourself to take sincere and meaningful responsibility for how you feel. Notice if there are any irritants in your environment, which could be anything from people to toxic substances you might not have considered a problem in the past. You want as much fresh air and sunshine as you can get, and as much fresh night air and moonshine as you can arrange. Remember that what seems like your intuition is not necessarily the truth. This is especially true if subtle fears are arising, or if you feel unloved. Your actual intuition will tell you you're in pretty good shape and you are most surely appreciated and loved.

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Week Number 40
2020
Sep 27 - Oct 03 2020
Capricorn
Pay attention to any emotional insecurities you may experience as the Moon builds to an opposition with the Sun on Thursday, creating the Aries Full Moon. These thoughts may come in the form of subtle emotions, judgments projected at colleagues, anger, or anxiety. Anything that disturbs your peace of mind counts, though the common thread winds back to some sense you lack personal influence over your life. Expect more of this to come up over the next 12 weeks or so as the Mars retrograde experience reaches a peak, making many aspects to planets in your sign. It is essential that you focus on resolution and completion. This includes personal healing projects you've been working on for the past three years with Saturn in your sign, and some issues that have been hanging around since 2008, when Pluto entered your sign. You are too accustomed to these matters lingering in the air, making it difficult to breathe. A new life will soon be upon you. You don't want the problems from the old one trailing along. But only you can do something about this.

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Week Number 40
2020
Sep 27 - Oct 03 2020
Aquarius
You are not a particularly bashful sign, although, with Saturn as your ancient co-ruler, you do have a tendency to be reserved. You are also quite unique as the only sign of the zodiac with Uranus as a co-ruler. This brings you something deeper, something radical, and, best of all, something genuine. Although motivation is important, I assure you that's not the real challenge. There is something else, which could rightly be called a spiritual matter. This has been a persistent issue for you, and you deserve to have some resolution. However, that's going to come from you. You will need the strength and clarity to rise above any sense of lack you may feel. It will help if you figure out that any deficiency you feel is not necessarily true and may have a source outside of yourself. While many strive to accept their parents and grandparents as they are, it will help if you are honest and thorough about understanding who they are. It relates directly to your situation: how you experience yourself and how you feel about the world.

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Week Number 40
2020
Sep 27 - Oct 03 2020
Pisces
It's in the nature of Pisces to have a guilty conscience. When someone somewhere is responsible, it must be you. In a similar way, Pisces tends to take on the burdens of others. It is time to give back to people what is not yours. Yet these tendencies describe factors that are much deeper than you may imagine, relating to how you were raised and potentially going back generations. It is also likely that someone laid their burden on you when you were younger, saying, "This is the way you are; therefore, I'm putting this on you." It's time to question this whole way of being, including the logic of anyone who did this to you. Here's how to identify it. It goes like this: "I'm right even when I'm wrong," which in turn served to make you wrong as a foregone conclusion. Yet you are not wrong. Your existence is not wrong. You belong here, and you deserve to live with a clear conscience. This calls for doing the thing most people find the most difficult challenge in life, which is taking full responsibility for your existence. The buck stops with you.

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Month Number 1
January
2020
1/1/2020
Aries
Wishful thinking isn’t enough to create the kind of life we long to have, and neither are good intentions. And with the pressure in the world at the moment to toe the party line, it is a wonder any of us have one iota of individual thought these days. But even so, at some point, it’s necessary to take the first step and move away from groupthink, if we ever hope to bring the sort of change the world needs. Too many people are conditioned to accept the unacceptable in the hope of avoiding conflict, at the risk of being abandoned or shunned. It isn’t a lack of ability to make appropriate choices or to think original thoughts that prevent us from having the confidence to take a chance on something different. It’s the emotional fears used to keep us in line that do the trick quite nicely. Yet relinquishing your authority to make our own decisions to someone else’s idea of who you are or should be, is equivalent to abandoning your hopes and dreams or who you could be if you gave yourself permission and the authority to do so. What is missing in these days is compassion and respect for the differences each of us bring to the equation. Differences that, when brought together, help each of us and society become and create a greater whole. It’s true, no one can grant you permission to be your best self; that would defeat the purpose. And it will take self-awareness, respect, and discipline to avoid the pitfalls along the way to doing so. But if you are spending your time and energy in the company of those who don’t support you for who you are and wish to become, consider it a conflict of interest.

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Month Number 1
January
2020
1/1/2020
Taurus
In the Aries horoscope for the first week of 2020, I stated, ‘you can’t step in the same river twice.’ Our lovely and brilliant editor suggested that I change it to ‘you can’t step in the same water twice.’ Although I usually defer to her expertise, this time, after considering her suggestion, thinking about the different forms water takes, and after looking up the definition of river (‘a large amount of freshwater flowing continuously…’), I kept the original version as I felt it was more descriptive of my point — that things are constantly changing. What point I am making now? Well, there are times when we each have a need to express an idea or make a decision based on what we consider most appropriate. Consider other perspectives this month, by all means, but avoid letting anyone else direct your movements. Among the various effects of Uranus in your sign is that new ideas sometimes come through in sudden bursts, as opposed to the orderly fashion you have preferred in past incarnations. You're finding things like your grasp on certain concepts being abruptly enhanced, only to discover that others you believed you understood elude you. Avoid placing judgment on these changes and especially on yourself as you go through them. This is ultimately a maturing process. Persist with steadiness and determination, and trust yourself, so that when you emerge from the river of changes you are experiencing, you'll surely be wiser, more confident, and clearer about where you need to be heading next.

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Month Number 1
January
2020
1/1/2020
Gemini
There are some things that never change. Then there are the things we think will never change, but then they do. Like when we go for years feeling emotionally attached in the same old way to an experience in our past, then wake up one morning to discover we no longer feel the same. If our emotions felt like a ball and chain around our ankle, it’s a relief. If they made us happy and lifted us high like angel wings, we feel let down. It can be the same for others, too. We can all grow accustomed to things the way they are creating a zone of ‘comfort’ in which we operate. Yet whether we feel we have wings because a heavy load has been released or we feel heavy because we feel the weight of our own inertia, change of all kinds takes a little getting used to. Your world has been changing in ways you never imagined. And right now, your chart describes something akin to a mental and emotional distillation process. You may experience lots of feelings in quick succession, including some older sensations, though you can consign anything to the trash that doesn't serve a purpose in your present life. It's as if you're on a deep healing exercise of your psyche, air-sign style. Don't skip over the messy places; instead, deal with them thoroughly. In particular, check for any self-talk that's been imposed on you by someone else, however long ago, and make that priority one for the garbage disposal.

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Month Number 1
January
2020
1/1/2020
Cancer
You've had the opportunity to see various people in your life for who they really are, thanks to the historic alignment taking place in your 7th house of relationships. You've had a personal demonstration of how others show their true selves by what they do. Ethics is about the decisions we make in our lives when we have the opportunity to make our own choices. Like whether someone states honestly how they feel or chooses to resort to manipulation or a power and control trip to get what they want. How people conduct themselves matters every day, not just on Sunday mornings, even if it doesn’t look like it at the moment. We can choose whether to lie or tell the truth, for example; whether to help or withhold that help. You're in a position now where you understand who you can really count on; who might be beneficial company; and who is less so. With that knowledge, you're better able to structure your world in a way that works for you, surrounded by those who love and support you. It requires a certain amount of emotional intelligence to step back and realize what others do is about them. You no longer have a need or the desire to be controlled by anyone or anything other than what you know is in alignment with the values, compassion, and wisdom of your higher self.

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Month Number 1
January
2020
1/1/2020
Leo
There will be many who step outside their normal lives in the coming days, weeks, and months and have significant influence over the outcome of the historic moments we are now living. We will learn the names of some; of the majority, we will not. Given how generous you are with your time and resources, it's unsurprising that one of these may be you. Anyone with any amount of awareness and compassion for others will be motivated and operating at maximum intensity. And as motivated as you might be to have an impact, it’s possible that, from time to time, you may get carried away with certain efforts. I suggest you take care to be aware of your emotional and physical state on a regular basis so as not to run yourself into the ground. It's true that everyone has their needs and troubles. In this environment, it's definitely important to check in on one another and help where we can. However, you also need to exercise caution regarding where and how you can best devote your energies and leave enough room for self-support as well as food and rest. In case you find at any point you're getting near your limit, have a plan in place so that you can safely pause for as long as necessary.

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Month Number 1
January
2020
1/1/2020
Virgo
There is something powerful about connecting to your own creativity akin to the best, most fulfilling sexual experience you have ever had. A sort of ecstasy that is only available in that moment when one loses their inhibitions and experiences a sense of being taken or moved out of one's self or one's normal state of being. This is the kind of experience necessary to create truly meaningful art. Yet there is a strategy needed to induce the kind of creative thinking used by artists. And although strategy and art may be worlds apart in terms of the kinds of thinking required for each, artists must devote time, energy, resources, and organizational skills in order to allow their experiences to unfold. You are in such a moment now; the work you have done has been an act of devotion toward gaining the resources and skills necessary for you to let go of past limitations and freely enter the moment. Although there will be moments when you know there is more to learn about yourself, you now have what you need to express who you have become on the highest level. Unlike your usual form of logic, this new way of existence is about how it makes you feel. But if you find yourself shuffling a lot of tasks and are not sure which one to go to first, make a list and prioritize; that should help. Part of where you want to sharpen up and get clear involves paying attention to your energy levels, mood, and physical state; ensure you make room in your itinerary to care for your bodily needs and emotional wellbeing. Notice if there's a particular facet of this you consistently put off. Doing all this lays important groundwork on which your creative ideas can flourish.

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Month Number 1
January
2020
1/1/2020
Libra
One of the most powerful areas of any chart is what is known as the 4th house. This area is associated with our emotional foundation, family, and place of origin. The place and people we consider home. It is from this place, this emotional ground that we meet and interact with the rest of the world. For instance, if one’s home life growing up was supportive and loving, one tends to feel more confident and supported in other relationships and view the world as a place of opportunity. Yet, at the moment, you have a historic lineup of planets in the 4th house of your solar chart never experienced by anyone living today on planet Earth, all of humanity’s home. This meeting is turning all we thought of as ‘home’ on its head, and your current emotional foundations with it. It describes a restless and unsettled sensation. This may translate as feeling your peace is disturbed in some way, or as if you're dealing with some challenging territory. It would seem you need to allow some time to pass before reaching a conclusion regarding specific outcomes. You'd benefit from a breather and getting a little distance from whatever is confusing you. Do what you can to restore your inner tranquility; take one day at a time, and let the answers come through gradually. You have more potential options than you appear to be aware of. Once you get the information you need, make sure you have a definitive list of what they are.

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Month Number 1
January
2020
1/1/2020
Scorpio
Even if you haven’t changed location, your local environment is transforming in ways you have never imagined it could. I suggest you stoke your curiosity and follow the trail along which it leads. Take time to soak in this new environment as you go from place to place — the delicate scents of the air, the feel of the breeze, the noises, and silences. Usually, we process this stuff unconsciously — even when we venture outside our insulated bubbles. Making it a deliberate act sharpens the senses, much like active listening improves one's understanding of music or of a conversation with a partner. If you get into a regular habit of noticing and falling in love with your surroundings, you'll stimulate and expand both your creative faculties and your capacity for original thought. Which is the point. The depth and breadth of your ability to think outside the box will grow exponentially over the coming days, weeks, and months. And with each new installment of insight, you will be able to see, feel, and experience a new and vastly increasing awareness of the world and of your own motivations and desires. Even if there is occasionally a darker truth revealed, the most fascinating experience about this kind of knowledge is the beauty and connectedness you will feel. There is no knowledge or idea outside your ability to perceive.

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Month Number 1
January
2020
1/1/2020
Sagittarius
Most people have spent their lives living other people’s ideas and beliefs without questioning whether the codes of behavior these beliefs conditioned us to adopt or had forced on us are in alignment with who we are or who we hope to become. It isn’t until we run head-on into our own incongruent ideas and actions that these beliefs are challenged, and we find out most of them are not true and never were. It is not possible for you to live your parents’ or your grandparents’ lives. For one thing, times and circumstances have changed. We don’t live in the same world of 50 or 100 years ago. And, in truth, neither do they and nor will we anytime in the future. Which brings up the current alignment in the 2nd solar house of your chart associated with ideas of personal resources, values, confidence, and self-worth. More broadly, you might benefit from getting reacquainted with your most sacred and personal values. Consider in what ways you embody them, and whether you could do so more completely. The world is sorely lacking individuals with the confidence and self-esteem to align with and be their best selves. You don’t need to have that problem.

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Month Number 1
January
2020
1/1/2020
Capricorn
Your birthday season has kicked off with unusual style, featuring a pair of eclipses and culminating in the era-defining Saturn-Pluto conjunction in your sign. At this momentously powerful point in time, you'll need plenty of space for quiet reflection. You have questions to consider relating to your trajectory and your aspirations for the future, as well as your more fundamental needs. You now have an opportunity to forge the kind of life that best suits you and, more importantly, is most firmly in line with your dharma. Not many humans get the chance to redesign their lives from the ground up. And you may think I am overstating the case. Yet this is where you are. I suggest you begin with the position that nothing is off the table; start with the ideal picture, then fill in specifics from there. There will be plenty of opportunities to add suggestions from others or to revise your plan. But for now, take the time to put down on paper, or even on a napkin at the dinner, any ideas that flow through your mind. You will come back to them time and time again. One of them is sure to be what you are looking for when the time comes.

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Month Number 1
January
2020
1/1/2020
Aquarius
The past can be an obsession for some. People find the most fascinating ways to hang on to what was, to avoid what is. Much like living in a dream world. One quality the 12th house represents is the sense of merging with the world or the collective psyche; in astrology, the Ascendant marks the boundary between you and the universe. Too much emphasis on the 12th can feel like a loss of identity or immersion in something other than reality. Venus currently in your sign may act as a thread that guides you out of the labyrinth. However, it’s possible for you to come to your own aid, by grounding yourself in the sensory world. Take time to notice aspects of your physical environment; the first of these would be your own body and the signals it provides you on a regular basis. The past is a nice place to visit, but it isn’t where you want to live. One facet of this particular time in history and in your life is to bring out into the open and release that which no longer serves your current purpose or the life you want to create. This can relate to beliefs adopted or forced on us by others. It might be helpful to consider whether any of the beliefs handed down to you prevent you from feeling as if you have a valid right to exist, as a whole person, with all the hopes and dreams this entails. If so, feel free to delete these outdated and offensive messages without asking for permission.

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Month Number 1
January
2020
1/1/2020
Pisces
Remember, standing out from the crowd doesn’t necessarily imply fame, riches, or making a big noise. It doesn't mean taking a contrary point of view solely in order to differ from a perceived orthodox line. Although your ideas may vary greatly from the traditional ideas and beliefs of most. More than anything, it means to act in accordance with your values and the truth as you perceive it; practice open honesty, even when it might annoy people (although brutal honesty is uncalled for and lacks both compassion and wisdom); and focus on substance rather than appearance. There's also willingness to admit mistakes (not especially popular these days) as opposed to doubling down. Ultimately, this is about holding yourself to a standard you believe in, one that doesn't depend on other people’s approval. Yet having a set of standards and values to live your life by will be more important than ever in the coming days, weeks, and months, even if you doubt the world will catch up anytime soon. We are in desperate need of those who will set a higher bar of conduct. Even if you are not known all over the world, use the visibility you do have to set the bar as high as possible, and you will be a role model for others looking for reasons to do the same.

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Month Number 2
February
2020
02/01/2020
Aries
Confidence is easier discussed than obtained; yet your current astrology suggests that 'trust' is an excellent watchword for the moment. Trusting in your own strength and determination while still giving other people the benefit of the doubt is likely to prove fruitful. In particular, note that the people surrounding you in the present are not the same as those from the past. Learning to have faith in this concept is a vehicle for healing and growth. It includes recognizing your abilities to know the truth when you see it and not feeling pressured to decide before you have all the information you need. You will know it when you see it, because you will have a visceral reaction as you attempt to integrate the information into your awareness. I say 'attempt' because not everyone is ready to see what is right before their eyes. This means there is no guarantee your emotional response will be a positive one. Let this be a clue to a subconscious desire to protect yourself from changes you know you need to make. You will need to work with partial information for a while. But I can assure you there is time built into your current process, no matter how hard the world seems to be pushing you at the moment. Take at least a month to make changes if possible (until after Mercury turns to forward motion on March 9th). Most, if not all, of your interactions with the outer world are currently being filtered through your unconscious mind in a way that may feel as if you are trying to find your way across a rocky slope in the fog. Yet, if you can relax for a while and wait for the light to shine, you will see there is a safer, more productive way ahead.

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Month Number 2
February
2020
02/01/2020
Taurus
There have been times recently when you've wondered if you're headed back to square one, questioning your progress and current choices. Part of that may be true, after a fashion -- at times, we do return to a similar point in a cycle. Even so, we have more experience and wisdom the second or third time around. This can make all the difference. Yet even when you're retracing your steps after an apparent wrong turn, it still constitutes a lesson. So long as you remain open to new ideas and listening for the song of the universe, you will be traveling in the right direction. Any goal we set for ourselves comes with the occasional challenge, but with determination to grow and perseverance, nothing can prevent you. That said, one obstacle to our own growth is the need for instant gratification or trying to get to the end without going through the middle. Part of the middle is thinking through your plans in a way that allows you to convey your desires to others rationally, with clear objectives. It will be helpful to make a list of short- and long-term goals with a realistic timeline and actionable steps to help you achieve them. Then, once you know yourself, it will be easier to convince others. If you find yourself feeling stuck, call on a friend, mentor, or knowledgeable expert who can provide appropriate assistance. Part of being successful is knowing when you need knowledge or help from others. What you are doing requires you to take your time and follow appropriate steps. Don't let this cause self-doubt. You have time and persistence on your side.

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Month Number 2
February
2020
02/01/2020
Gemini
If you've ever wondered why Geminis are reputed to have difficulty making up their minds, one reason is the placement of Pisces ("The Fish") in your 10th house, the area of your solar chart associated with one's public reputation. Pisces, like your own sign, is capable of holding multiple perspectives at once. Even though you are accustomed to working in a dual environment, occasionally this unpublicized aspect of your personality and easygoing nature offers others wiggle room to decide what you think and feel for you. Perhaps you have not known until now exactly how this happens. Yet this month is all about your ability to make your own decisions about what you want your life to look like going forward. One aspect of the upcoming Mercury retrograde you may notice is how necessary it is that your decisions reflect your head and your heart in equal measure. Meaning they are a reflection of your personal values and agenda. Although no one is an island, it is up to you to set the terms by which you live your life. Many people continue to allow others to set their goals and agendas farther into adulthood than is healthy. But you no longer need to do so. Once you prioritize your own values, something that has been a sticking point will suddenly appear easy to move out of the way, leaving you free to find out what's beyond. A funny thing happens when you have freedom of choice. You engage your courage and curiosity and say yes to new opportunities to explore different spaces on for size. Let the flow of the cosmos be your guide. Yet wait until Mercury turns to forward motion before committing to any one direction. You will thank yourself later.

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Month Number 2
February
2020
02/01/2020
Cancer
Venus is riding high in the 10th house of your solar chart, the area associated with your public reputation. From the looks of your chart, this month is your moment to stand up and stand out. You already shine brightly against the backdrop of countless people who fall into meaningless formation. I can tell by your chart this stopped working for you a while ago. We all know the world has seen enough soulless ambition and mundane functionality, but few have the courage to step out of line as you have. People are craving an example of what it means to be really alive, and you are supplying it. Yet it may not be clear until after this month's Mercury retrograde just how potent this month is for you, your future plans, and your ambitions. And it may feel as if your plans suddenly start moving at a snail's pace. Especially since they have been a long time in the making. But trust in the work you have done so far. All you need to do is keep being yourself out there in the public eye and remain steady. People have probably already noticed the work you are doing. What's wonderful is that anyone who sees you is also seeing their own potential. Which is what you enjoy best about being you; helping others find their own path and be the best they can be. Honest and transparent self-expression contains an immeasurable potency. And your ability to do that is doing a world of good for the world! But even for a sensitive, emotionally intelligent Cancer like yourself, it isn't always easy to know what other people need or want from you. Trust your natural instincts. They are working in your favor. Although you are not usually one to seek the limelight, appreciation for your efforts is something you do enjoy. And this month promises your efforts will be appreciated. It may not be easy, but if you can relax and enjoy this part of the process, all will work out in your favor.

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Month Number 2
February
2020
02/01/2020
Leo
A specific challenge emerging in your daily work and professional arena may benefit from an unusual solution. It's likely there is more information to be discovered, something fundamental about the matter that is hidden or easy to overlook. Make sure the obvious and basic elements are covered before examining more complicated factors. Listening to what others have to say could also be invaluable in finding unique solutions for any hiccups you encounter; this is the sort of situation where someone can unknowingly drop a clue in conversation that turns out to be the key to the entire mystery. By mystery, I mean this is not a situation you are accustomed to dealing with, and you may feel you lack the appropriate skills or resources to address a particular challenge. This is not true, which will be evident soon enough. Yet it is up to you to look for the information and ideas that will give you a new perspective on a perceived difficulty. It is highly likely what you are experiencing will turn out to be a blessing in disguise. One idea to take onboard is that what is personal for one person is in reality a challenge shared by many others. It is possible the innovative solution you are seeking may feel as if you are rebelling against the status quo of an authority figure in your life or in the world at large. This is an illusion. Ask yourself, If not you, then who? In the meantime, it may be necessary to summon the willingness and courage needed to gently sidestep any self-doubt or confusion lurking in the shadows.

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Month Number 2
February
2020
02/01/2020
Virgo
Rather than focusing on your limitations and doubts, try shifting the spotlight to what you can and are doing. Remember that comparing yourself to others rarely, if ever, leads along a useful path of thought. However, as a Virgo, your sign and you in essence represent a desire to be of service to others. No matter how noble the idea, it is not meant as a life of servitude, ignoring your personal needs and desires. It may be daunting at first, or you may feel you are being selfish by allowing your values and priorities a more prominent role than you allow those of others. Yet you are not here to be a servant to others or a copy of someone else (unless you're an actor, perhaps). You exist in order to express what nobody else effectively can; your unique character. And you're doing a better job than you realize. To others, your gifts are visible and clear; it's now time for you to acknowledge them as well. Which only becomes possible when we recognize ourselves for who we are and have the courage to step out as a whole person. The service you provide the world is not because you follow an authority figure's rules or fall in line with lemmings heading over a cliff. The most important service you provide is inextricably linked to the unique set of skills and experience you possess. Trust yourself and you will soon recognize you offer a kind of service and value no one else can provide.

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Month Number 2
February
2020
02/01/2020
Libra
Personal relationships can be tricky in the best of circumstances. As a Libra, you are known as one of the most diplomatic signs of the zodiac. But this month you may find you are more motivated than usual to get your house in order. By motivated, I mean frustrated by your current relationship with family or significant others. Use discernment when assessing and reassessing your situation, with as much wisdom as possible. It will also be helpful to allow their true depth to reveal itself over time and to adjust your thinking with each new installment of information. This could take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. Not that anyone is deliberately deceiving you, or you them. But there is the possibility one or both of you are wearing a fancy pair of rose-colored glasses. Regardless, do your best to keep communication as open and honest as possible. Stick to "I" statements and avoid making assumptions. It will also be helpful to sidestep any desire to rehash past offenses. Although you may want to consider your own experience as a good measure of how far you've come, and what you got through to arrive here. It can also be a helpful reminder not to repeat certain mistakes or, better yet, which approaches tend to meet with greater success and which do not. Where things can get tricky is if you assume nothing has changed or consider a former error as an irretrievable loss of respectability in yourself or someone else. In reality, the human world requires more flexible modes of thought. Keep a door open for yourself and everyone else to move on.

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Month Number 2
February
2020
02/01/2020
Scorpio
The future is not fixed. It is a mass of probabilities and possibilities. Although we feel more comfortable when we believe it is fixed than when we accept that it is often unpredictable. Okay, if you drop a cup of coffee, you can safely predict it making contact with the ground in a second or two, but that's about as far as your expectation can carry you. Unless, that is, you have a specific matter in your full control; then you get to decide. At any rate, you don't need to assume anything is certainly going to happen until it does, especially where you are personally involved. You have more clout and more options in these situations than you realize. And that is likely the point of this month's Venus and Mercury transits. You may have a new opportunity coming your way but be concerned how it will impact your home and family life. Which has a lot to do with your ability to be yourself. Yet there are many options open to you to work out any challenges. The decision will come down to what you want for yourself in your relationships and in your life. Possible questions to consider this month; How hard is it in your present relationships and circumstances to express who you are? If it's difficult, what makes it so? What would need to change for you to have the freedom to live as a whole human being? By this, I mean fully, with all rights and privileges granted to someone in full possession of their own free will. Make sure you're aware of all the avenues available to you.

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Month Number 2
February
2020
02/01/2020
Sagittarius
British comedian Stewart Lee recently said he'd told an audience member who complained of not enjoying his show: "I don't know what you expect me to do about it. You just paid to see me, and I am me." Humor aside, this is a fitting example for the astrology of your present moment. It's natural in some ways to seek acceptance from others; yet you cannot possibly please everyone, nor can you control how your fellow humans respond to you. What does lie within your power is being yourself and acting in ways of which you can be proud. If you have this covered, you are already ahead of half the population. It can be a dubious undertaking to place others' opinions about who you are before your own knowledge of yourself. Especially if the 'others' happen to be family or friends that see you as a five- year-old who never grew up. A common phenomenon of the parent-child relationship, no matter how old we get. Yet I suspect you are a fully capable adult with your own values and priorities. It is likely these are very different than those held by your parents and grandparents. It is also likely by now you have realized although their approval is something you relied on in the past, it is no longer a necessity for you to feel worthy of being on planet Earth. That said, the best way to handle the discrepancy between who someone thinks you are and who you have become is open and honest communication. This isn't about seeking anyone's approval (and may take several conversations, so I suggest you be patient as well); it is a matter of respecting yourself and your relationships. Which goes back to being yourself and acting in ways of which you can be proud. Which, in the end, is all that really matters.

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Month Number 2
February
2020
02/01/2020
Capricorn
Though the Saturn-Pluto conjunction has passed exactness, it is still in effect. You are on the threshold between all that has come before and all that is now possible. Mars will enter your sign by mid-month, pushing the energy that remains in your sign to take immediate action. It is essential that you move slowly and consciously and take in whatever information you're receiving. The low-hum vibration you have learned to live with will become more intense for a while. Pay close attention to your state of mind and body, as frequently as you can, and be scrupulously honest with yourself and with those in your immediate environment. This is a deeply significant moment during which you can steer your life in almost any direction. Your task is to ensure you see your way clearly and aim true, which will be no small task with Mars driving you to take action and Mercury turning retrograde, making things less clear. Think of yourself as a professional race car driver preparing to take a test run around an unfamiliar track. Refuse to allow the excitement and rush of anticipation get in the way of maintaining safety protocols and procedures. Inspect your vehicle and make sure it is in proper working order. Test drive the track and make sure curves are properly banked for the speed with which you would normally expect to take them. There is a hidden aspect to your current situation; take no one's word at face value on matters which require verification before you take a personal risk. You are one of the most productive and disciplined signs of the zodiac. Remember, these are your gifts. Use them wisely.

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Month Number 2
February
2020
02/01/2020
Aquarius
A heavy emphasis on the astrological 12th house tends to feel challenging for most people. If you've been through the mill recently, and especially if you're still feeling squeezed, be extra kind to yourself. This could be a good time to describe your experiences in some form of art. Keeping track of your emotional journey would be a useful way of processing your sensations in the present. Remember that while major achievements may not appear as such while they're happening or immediately after, it will eventually become clear just how much you've accomplished lately. There will be additional installments of progress to come. It may take anywhere from several weeks to two months to see where your current journey is leading you, and I suspect you may be short on patience. Don't force an outcome. Take your time, look at the world with a soft focus, and suspend judgment of yourself or others for now. There is an air of mystery moving about, which means the future is less predictable than our fears would like us to believe. I assure you, you have more reasons to feel confident than you are giving yourself credit for or are readily apparent at present. The thing you want most is closer than you know. In the end, things rarely turn out as badly as we expect, and your life has never been lived from a place of fear. Spend some time in nature and allow yourself to address any confusion in the quiet of your own inner world. Then you will be free to let self-doubt wash over you like water off a duck's back.

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Month Number 2
February
2020
02/01/2020
Pisces
People are not gods; you have recently learned the importance of recognizing this. You don't owe anyone your worship or even eternal fealty. You have no need to idealize anyone, or to pretend to be ignorant of their weaknesses. Rather, you're free to understand them for who they are and to choose personally how you respond. This knowledge alone will help steer you away from unnecessary conflicts. Life is too short to spend time pacifying bad faith actors or serving the whims of frenemies. You have the freedom to surround yourself instead with people who care; about the truth and about you. Which, in today's world, may seem in short supply. It is more important than ever for you to be yourself and only yourself. There are plenty of people who dream of living as if their lives matter. Yours does. You know you have the ability to steer your life in any direction you choose. Yet you seem to be asking yourself, exactly which direction is that? This is the point of Mercury retrograde in your 1st solar house this month; deciding where you go from here. Asked another way, where feels the most like home? You know you have options. The most attractive are the ones you can feel good about. The ones that don't ask you to compromise your priorities to keep the peace or your values to avoid hurting other people's feelings. But that may be part of the challenge. It is no longer possible for you to be someone other than who you are, no matter who wishes it were so. So now, if all roads lead to Rome, wouldn't you think it more fun take the most scenic route? Let your curiosity help you find the best road forward.

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Month Number 3
March
2020
03/01/2020
Aries
The Sun moves into your sign on March 19th, Aries. With Mars already occupying the 10th house of your solar chart, this brings who you are both in essence and your public identity into focus. To say this is challenging is to underestimate the power of your ruling planet and the Sun in areas of such sharp contrast in your life. It may feel as if everything you have ever wanted suddenly seems possible or that the weight of the world rests on your shoulders. Either way, this is a pivotal month heading into your birthday season. It will be helpful to remember what happens now will reverberate into the rest of the year for better or worse. In astrology unusual counts for a lot, and later this year Mars will visit your sign from June 27th until January 7th, 2021. That is six months of high-octane energy instead of the typical six-week visit made approximately every other year. Consider this month a learning experience preparing you for Mars' unusually long visit due to the upcoming retrograde in your sign. This visit to your 10th house contains more power than most. Mars is aligning with some of the most powerful planets in the universe: Jupiter (the great expander), Pluto (change and transformation), and Saturn (structure and authority). For now, remember you are in the process of transformation. Which means letting go of what you no longer need so you can move on to bigger and better things. And no matter how much pressure you may be under, treat everyone with respect and look for win-win solutions. Then by June, when Mars finally enters your sign, you will be in your element. This month is setting the playing field for you, Aries, like no visit before; maybe in your lifetime.

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Month Number 3
March
2020
03/01/2020
Taurus
You may feel as if you are finally getting to know yourself for the first time EVER, Taurus. But what is true about you now has always been there, waiting in the wings for you to notice. I suggest you hang out here for a while. Use the current Mercury retrograde as a sort of social experiment to test some of your new ideas and theories floating around your environment to see how they make you feel. This will give you plenty of opportunities and interactions with others to work out the latest riddle of who it is you think you are becoming. You may find others less surprised by your newfound knowledge of yourself than you expect; or they may be totally caught off guard. Either way, this is about you and who you are as an individual. But be aware that time pressure is not a factor. Uranus is in your sign for a number of years yet. This matter of self-actualization is too important to rush, and the current phase should also include sitting quietly with yourself and looking for the drives and desires that run deep; the ones that burn with primal energy. More than anything just now, they will guide you in the direction you need. Too many people choose to live their lives avoiding pain rather than moving toward inspiration. Notice the difference in how choosing consciously makes you feel. Other considerations will come into play eventually, though further down the line. For the present, turn inward: hear the rhythm of your heart and the ring of the blacksmith's anvil at your core. In that is your indefatigable strength and resilience, your internal compass always pointing true north. And in this you may safely trust.

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Month Number 3
March
2020
03/01/2020
Gemini
This month your ruler, Mercury, turns to forward motion to re-enter fellow mutable sign, Pisces. In a way, this represents the next phase of your current journey of self-discovery, as you gradually rewrite the rulebook. Part of this process is unraveling long-held beliefs regarding your character and especially what makes you happy. With this comes an end to certain rituals or habits that had grown entrenched in your life: routines you once developed with good reason but are now no longer serving you. What replaces these is ultimately for you to determine. The next few weeks at least, however, are mostly about gathering information, trying out a few new things, and fitting the pieces together. Including possibly rearranging or renegotiating your agreements with others. You may resent being jolted out of the dream-like world you find your imagination wandering, but this is no reason to respond to any pressure you feel with a knee-jerk reaction. Give mysteries time to reveal themselves. People will tell you who they are even without you asking by demonstrating their values and priorities in their actions. You will know this is true when you run up against a difference in your expectations with those of others. This is your first clue you are ready to rethink your agreements. Yet it is not necessary for this process to be a competitive or painful experience. Although you may need to begin the conversation, remember to speak honestly about what you feel is a sticking point using clear language. Stick to "I" statements and keep your responses to a minimum until you know how you feel about any feedback you receive. There is a win-win available but only to those who are willing.

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Month Number 3
March
2020
03/01/2020
Cancer
A collection of planets in medium- to long-term transits in your opposite sign, Capricorn, are granting you unusually strong presence where your relationships are concerned. This works in both your personal and business partnerships. Although it may seem others have more power and authority in certain situations, this is only an illusion. You are the one with the ability to influence the flow of events. Mars' recent entry implies additional motivation to focus your energy on a specific collaborative work. Its precise nature, however, is up to you, and as Mercury prepares to return to forward motion on March 9th, it looks as if you'll have a few options. You might ask yourself something along the lines of, "Where can I give my most passionate and sincere devotion?" This is your most important consideration, and it will probably narrow the field of choices while at the same time expanding your passion and enthusiasm in ways that will become apparent soon. During the next few weeks, answers should slowly and gently take shape in your mind. Don't push the river: let it flow into place at its own speed. Meanwhile, cultivate your noblest impulses and your best company, and spend time in places and with people sacred to you. This isn't only important for you but equally significant for them as well. It seems the world is full of those who feel that, to feel good about themselves, they need to criticize and hold others down. This is neither necessary nor helpful. You have better things to do with your time. And whatever else you do don't underestimate the positive impact your wisdom and compassionate support provides others. Now more than ever, the more you give, the more you will receive.

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Month Number 3
March
2020
03/01/2020
Leo
Although Mars is not your ruling planet, as a Leo you have a certain affinity for the energy expressed by the planet of passion and assertiveness. Yet this month as your ruler, the Sun, moves through Pisces (a mutable sign more prone to a go-with-the-flow approach to life), you may find yourself wishing your life were less stressful at the moment. Mars spends the month in contact with some of the most impressive planets in our solar system: Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn. You have been under the medium- to long-term pressure these giants of the cosmos can bring into your life (for what may seem like a lifetime). You are now approaching a moment when you will begin to see the benefits of all your hard work. In astrology, houses one through six represent our personal development of skills and talents needed to operate in the outer world effectively. The 6th solar house in particular is related to competence and service. Needless to say, depending on your age, you have spent most, if not your entire life developing and becoming competent in what can only be described as an intensely personal set of skills unique in all the world. This will set you apart in the weeks, months, and years ahead. I know there is almost constant discussion about the significance of this time in history, but no matter how many times it is stated, it will still pale in comparison to the reality of what is taking place when we look back on this moment. You play a pivotal role in where we are headed from here. You are well prepared and fully capable of being a role model of leadership and grace under fire that so many are looking for. Never underestimate the immense service you provide to the world.

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Month Number 3
March
2020
03/01/2020
Virgo
The energy of Neptune has such an effortless way of disappearing into the mist, it's easy to forget the planet of dreams, imagination, and all things mystical is currently transiting your opposite sign. That is, until something unusual draws your attention, like the current retrograde of your ruler, Mercury, in Pisces. With Neptune and Mercury in such close proximity for most of the month, as in any close relationship, there is often the temptation to lose oneself in the other or to confuse the boundaries of where one ends, and another begins. We are so often taught we need this bond or complete immersion to feel complete or whole somehow. It is harder in some ways to practice self-love and self-trust to the degree we bestow these things on partners. Yet the chart for Mercury retrograde this month suggests you are forming a deeper connection with your own being. You're learning how to absorb more of the warmth and light with which you so generously and copiously bless others. As you do this, you'll recognize the delightful truth that it's not a zero-sum game. Humans are mortal creatures, but we have an infinite capacity to give and receive love. It's not only possible but necessary to do so without losing oneself in the other. It is indeed a more meaningful and passionate experience when done with full awareness of one's own uniqueness and full transparency of who you are at your core, rather than a mirror image of someone else's expectations. You have an endless supply of the kind of love and trust needed to create relationships that are both healthy and enjoyable. This is easier than you may think; your power of discernment is one of the most finely-honed tools in the zodiac, though it works far more efficiently if you place your faith in it. Don't hold back.

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Month Number 3
March
2020
03/01/2020
Libra
Mercury is preparing to change direction on March 9th and return to forward motion. To an extent, this moment tends to feel like waiting to go on stage or getting ready to take a final exam. As if you will be judged or shunned for being less than. It's a feeling that accompanies taking a risk, which includes anything out of our comfort zone that may seem especially creative or skillful. There is always some uncertainty as to how we will be received or if we will be rated as competent in our chosen area. It's tempting to shy away from this feeling and return to the comfort of familiarity to avoid worrying you will be seen as a fraud. However, I suggest you do the opposite at this time. Lean into the feelings of dissonance; explore it and notice its subtleties and twists and turns. Most comedians know there is a wealth of inventive material in these moments, which could supply you with inspiration of a kind you might never have encountered before. Which will in turn enhance your experience of letting go and expressing yourself more fully. Let your imagination wander through the visions that come into your mind. They are leading past a set of self-imposed restrictions or limitations that have held you back for far too long. Once you embark on this new emotional journey, you will welcome the freedom to act on your own desires and to care much less, what others think of you and what you want to do with your life. Give yourself permission to break through barriers with vigor and potency you would not have dared in the past.

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Month Number 3
March
2020
03/01/2020
Scorpio
About once every other year, the co-rulers of your sign hold a face-to-face meeting together in one sign. Since Mars moves much faster through the zodiac, this month marks Mars' 7th direct encounter with Pluto, one of the slowest-moving planets, in Capricorn since the fall of 2008. Considering how many times this particular alignment has taken place, one more such event may seem insignificant. But don't underestimate the power this alignment will have this time around. What makes this month's meeting unique is the additional presence of the planets of expansion and structure, Jupiter and Saturn respectively. Pluto has a way of operating in the background of our lives, with the meaning and power of the themes being presented escaping notice in the traditional sense of awareness. Jupiter and Saturn, on the other hand, operate in the world of the here and now, the kind you can experience with all six senses and a few others besides. Said another way, the transformation you have been experiencing (as an almost imperceptible motivation to find meaning and purpose) is now coming to the fore for you to expand and to devote significant energy to bringing it to life. Let your instincts guide you. Themes already present in your life will grow and possibly lead you to some truly amazing experiences and amusing moments for a long time to come. There is no time like the present to begin your journey. Yet you are in no rush. Let your imagination lead you down the winding path, gaining confidence and trust as you travel. And remember, this ride is more about the journey than the destination. In case you are wondering, there is no need to worry. You are already headed in the right direction.

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Month Number 3
March
2020
03/01/2020
Sagittarius
You are in the midst of what looks like very personal re-evaluations of a domestic situation this month, and it is high time you addressed your insecurities. It is difficult for you to see the influence of your family where it concerns standing up to people. Many people grew up in environments where no one seemed to care what they had to say. They move into adult life with little awareness of how this influences their confidence and become dismissive of their own ideas or talents. Some people eat quickly because there was never enough food. Others don't feel safe because their life was a constant fight for survival. Now is the time to address these issues. The difference between then and now is you get to choose to surround yourself with people and situations that allow you to express who you are at your best. You are the only one who can know what you want and need from those closest to you. You have the skills to create healthy, supportive relationships, and it is time you appreciated these qualities in yourself that others denied or dismissed as irrelevant. This is not about boasting or proving anything to anyone. It's about the way you feel and the self-respect for what you bring to the table. This is one of the most challenging aspects people ever address and something no one can give you. Another difference between now and when you were a child is you can now address this part of your psyche consciously and with compassion. This will help you address the issue honestly, including where others failed to recognize and acknowledge you for who you are. You don't need to repeat their mistake.

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Month Number 3
March
2020
03/01/2020
Capricorn
Mars in your sign is representing another emerging perspective on last month's Saturn-Pluto conjunction. Mars can help instigate any changes you need to make; it has a tendency to silence alarm bells and just get on with the job at hand. This can be somewhat rough around the edges, but also very useful if you're feeling stuck or confused. While Mercury is retrograde, you'll want to seek a happy medium between this influence of Mars and your various doubts and questions regarding the best way forward. The retrograde will last until March 9th, with the effects of the retrograde continuing until the end of the month. It's important that you know as much of your route as possible before venturing forth. However, avoid letting fear prevent you from moving at all. Summon your courage, and keep it stoked. You have the opportunity to make progress where before there were limitations or difficulty. Jupiter in your sign as well indicates that what you have going on is likely to expand more than you may have expected. Yet there are still challenges. Work through these in a methodical and structured manner. Leave no stone unturned, and keep chipping away until you reach solid ground. You have the energy you need, but it may take a while for all the information to be revealed. So, until you know all you need to know, remain confident and open to alternative perspectives. This is probably the most important aspect of the current Mercury retrograde and the collection of planets in your sign. The ability to remain open to receive what the cosmic forces have to offer both within and without the boundaries of normal awareness.

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Month Number 3
March
2020
03/01/2020
Aquarius
An opportunity is about to arrive on your doorstep; perhaps it has already made itself known. This has arisen from an organic sequence of events. You seem unusually aware of what it means, and what will probably result if you take it up and, likewise, if you don't. Humans, pretty much by definition, rarely have the capacity to predict future events with any certainty. Too many factors tend to be involved in most scenarios for the outcome to be clear. That said, at times one can guess what is likely to happen in specific situations. Where you might be unsure is precisely what is complicating matters. During the next month or so, that question would be worth investigating. One likely culprit is the hazy nature of your own sense of self-worth and what it means to have real talent and a set of values you live by. It isn't that you lack a sense of self-worth; it's that you don't see yourself as any more or less worthy than the next guy or gal, which has a funny way of preventing you from going after what you want. As in, you feel guilty for your achievements even though you have worked harder than most to get where you are. Let me help with that. You have a set of moral values on which you can rely. It is these personal character traits that set you apart from others, and they are what you present to the world that is bringing the opportunities you now have available. Believe it or not, more people benefit if you refuse to fall for the illusion you have nothing special to offer the world than if you shrink into the background. Feel free to stand your full height, though still in that 'everyone has value' Aquarius kinda way.

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Month Number 3
March
2020
03/01/2020
Pisces
While Mercury is retrograde in your sign this month, you may experience one or two circumstances where things don't turn out quite as you expected, or where something surprises you. Occasionally this type of event is necessary to help you re-examine particular beliefs or assumptions you hold. For example, you might (as we all do) become carried away with a specific theory to the point you lose sight of the initial idea or reality from which it sprang. The process of rectifying this may be discomfiting at times. However, it's worth seeing the situation clearly rather than clinging to false concepts, and potentially facing another confrontation on the same subject. Keep an open mind instead. There are plenty of factors in your world going through transition this month, and more additional information to be discerned from these changes than you can predict, so I suggest taking one step at a time and getting your footing, so you feel more grounded. This will happen gradually and seem like a natural consequence of a new perspective you gain this month about how you present yourself to others. Kind of like going from crawling to walking when you were a child. You suddenly become aware you can see and touch objects that were previously out of reach. This isn't a new phenomenon for you, yet you tend to forget you have the ability to change the way you view the world and the way the world views you. The Sun in your sign (until after Mercury turns direct) and Neptune (there for the long haul) are raising your confidence and making you keenly aware of your ability to connect with the world on your own terms.

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Month Number 4
April
2020
04/01/2020
Aries
It is time to take a more active role in your community. That does not mean becoming an "activist." Rather, "meaningful involvement" is your calling. Whether you are getting a desired result or having an impact is something evaluated much later. You run the risk of trying too hard, or of asserting yourself in a way that seems rebellious or antisocial. Therefore, do your best to cooperate and co-facilitate rather than take charge. You don't need a leading role, so find a modest one and do it well. Then you will see openings that call on the skills and energy you have to offer. Whatever this may involve, you're at the beginning of this particular journey or phase of your life. From now through July 1 is an experimental foray into some new territory you've never been in. Mars currently moving through this area means you're likely to push matters and make mistakes. If you do, remember it's all part of a learning process. Despite the experimental nature of the moment, it would be wise to proceed with awareness of your surroundings. The entire social landscape is being rearranged, and you are feeling this in a direct way. You will always have the choice of leaping headlong into things and seeing what happens, or of observing first and then taking deliberate action. You're likely to try both at different times, and I trust you'll figure out which one works best. Remember that confrontation is about resolving an identity crisis. It's about finding out who you are. It's likely the most efficient way, as long as you don't make too many enemies.

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Month Number 4
April
2020
04/01/2020
Taurus
I never imagined Uranus in Taurus would mix things up for the financial markets in the form of the wild ride we're on now. Yet your role in all of this is to bring stability to whatever environment you encounter. You don't need to do much or to assert your authority. Rather, consider yourself a kind of guardrail to ensure that nothing goes over the edge (or over the top, for that matter). Your appeal to those seeking leadership is spiritual. You exude a soulful quality most people will not be able to name but will surely notice. It's not the kind of thing you want to label anyway. You've been through so much for so long that it has put you into contact with the deeper elements of yourself, and this is what's tempering you. Now, with Saturn in Aquarius hovering on the midheaven angle of your solar chart, you are feeling the call of a new kind of inner authority. Usually this location, the 10th house, is about worldly responsibility, power, and accountability, though for you this is first going to manifest as being in command of your life. You do not need to do much with this, or about it. Rather, tune into the sensation of your steady mind and your ability to work with time in a new way. Notice how people respond to you and in your presence. Feel that out carefully, so in case there is a moment when you have to take action unexpectedly, you will know how to handle yourself.

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Month Number 4
April
2020
04/01/2020
Gemini
You are being called to offer yourself emotionally, which you may find presents a challenge. Normally, simple words of encouragement do fine. Your insight and perspective are almost always a boost to the people around you. Your intelligence is often a key tool for problem solving. However, current circumstances are asking that you draw from a deeper well, summoning much more profound commitment and investment. You may feel you're making a sacrifice of some kind, though the question is, a sacrifice of what? This is likely to be just a sensation or an idea; you might want to work through that. Large forces are at work. This is not a question of how much you offer to your environment, but rather the space from which it's given. It's not about the kind of the connection you form, but the depth of connection. Perhaps the simplest way to say this is you have the opportunity to offer your vulnerability as a source of nourishment. To be vulnerable is to be open, and it's only when you're open that you can receive as well as give. And if you can do that, you will discover you have plenty of incoming help, love, assistance, and positive vibes to support you. Said another way, life is about an exchange -- which first begins with you offering yourself. The initiation of positive interactions must start with you; nobody else can do it or consent to being open to it. You are the most important variable in your life and, thankfully, the one over which you have the most influence.

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Month Number 4
April
2020
04/01/2020
Cancer
Despite people around the world being told to stay in, pull in, and stay away from others, the world outside your awareness is a bold factor in your life. Relationships are more important than ever, with individuals and groups and, in a sense, with collective existence. You now live in a rather large world, larger than you may imagine. You are part of that world, and it is part of you; you share an integral relationship with it. These very days and weeks are likely to come with a series of breakthroughs in a number of seemingly different areas of your life. Yet it's all about the same thing, really, which is your emergence into a new state of existence. By the time the Sun enters your sign on June 20, you will have a clear sense of what this is about, and then the last stages of transformation happen. However, you are already in motion, along with everything around you, in this rather tremendous moment of potential. It is easy to see this as a moment of stress, of fearful events, of global pain. Yet you are also living out your personal karma, which assigns a specific purpose to the events you're witnessing and to the events of your own life. You have needs -- you have gifts to offer -- and the world has needs -- and there is a place where the three intersect. Probe around your reality gently, sometimes methodically, sometimes randomly, and be open to ideas coming from seemingly inconsequential insights and encounters. Be open to new points of contact. Whether you recognize it or not, you are seen as someone who has the power to intervene in what seems inevitable -- and this may even be true.

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Month Number 4
April
2020
04/01/2020
Leo
The world has changed for everyone in the past few months, though astrologically, you are likely to be feeling the most dramatic shift in your environment. While this may have placed restrictions on you, Saturn making its first foray into your opposite sign, Aquarius, in decades represents opportunity and the potential to rise to the occasion. It is true people tend to struggle with Saturn, though you will find in Aquarius, Saturn is at its most reasonable, useful, and workable. This will allow you to enhance greatly your ability to think in terms of patterns of organization: personal, family, social, professional, or digital (on any level). This is the time to apply the idea of whole-system thinking. Had that idea been applied before, the world would not be in the shape it's in. Yet this must now become the guiding principle of our lives, and you are in an excellent position both to get the message and set the example. This is not necessarily going to present itself in a lovey-dovey way. Rather, you might confront a limitation and requirement to find a solution when all the usual ones no longer work. Or someone may try to engage you in an aggressive way, and you must find a method of handling it that is humane and takes everyone's needs into account. Whatever it is will seem like an invention born of necessity, which must be the spirit of the hour. Yet, as much as you will benefit from a practical view, a visionary orientation is essential. Whole-system means seeing the very widest perspective you can; look and perceive in a way that expands your ideas rather than restricts your view of your circumstances. One exercise is to draw the connections between two things that seem to have no relationship and discover what the connections are. This is not about using nonsense words as a way to start writing poetry. Everything is, in fact, connected to everything else, and right now, those threads and bonds are your best friends.

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Month Number 4
April
2020
04/01/2020
Virgo
The astrology for your sign has shifted from creative chaos to application of ideas that may have seemed of little use just a few months ago. The astrology is that Saturn has made its initial entry into your 6th solar house, Aquarius. Virgo is the 6th sign, and Aquarius, the sign of patterns, is its 6th place. So we have a secret here as to what makes Virgo what it is: a master of order and organization. Saturn in this context is about competent action, which would correctly consume as little energy as possible to get the greatest effect. So you want to run your systems as cool as possible, exerting as little effort as is needed to accomplish the desired results. Thought and planning will support that effort; even if you take five minutes to scribble a little schema on the back of an envelope, it counts. Mars will soon be running through this zone of your chart, and you will want to be careful to maintain your low-intensity response to problem solving, your "don't work yourself into a frenzy" posture. Be particularly mindful of your health as this happens. You have a strong constitution, though denying your own needs may cause delays and count for more now. Keep returning to taking care of yourself as your default position. Because you have Aquarius in your house of self-care and wellbeing, groups are involved -- that means more than two people. It might mean your family, it almost surely means your company, and you may find yourself involved in medical intervention on some level. All of this relates to the 6th house and your day-to-day work and activities. Be cautious not to take a heroic approach. Take a holistic approach. The whole is always greater than the sum of its parts.

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Month Number 4
April
2020
04/01/2020
Libra
Every factor of your current experience of the world is encouraging you to get off of the material dimension of thought and onto the spiritual. These do not need to conflict, though for the sake of discussion, let's pretend they represent a polarity. It's true we all have needs based in matter: food, housing, utilities, and others of a pragmatic nature. Yet those resources are allocated by some method or approach, and that is where spiritual issues enter the equation. I would describe as spiritual that which takes into account the collective order, such as Mr. Spock's counsel about the needs of the many outweighing the needs of the few -- a thing that makes sense to nearly every kid but, unfortunately, to very few adults. Our society is not structured that way, of course, though you are the master of your own personal realm. You have the power to focus the principles, set the ethical standards, and determine who is in what role. You have the ability to offer yourself as circumstances call for your involvement. From what I can read of your charts, this would be on the level of surrendering your intelligence to "the needs of the many." You may have, in the past, felt some reserve or even reticence about offering your counsel to people in need, as if solving someone else's problem, or pointing them to a solution, might cost you something. Now is the time to be generous with everything you have, in particular your experience, wisdom, and ideas. Respond when asked, and also when you see something you know you can set right. You don't need to concern yourself in most cases with what others do with your counsel or the outcome that emerges. That's a form of attachment you don't want. Rather, conclude the discussion with, "I'm available if you need me." Let them take it from there.

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Month Number 4
April
2020
04/01/2020
Scorpio
Your chart is the perfect setup for an unnecessary panic attack or for overdoing concerns of safety and security. This could lead you to place your needs above those of others. That might work in a "take care of yourself so you can take care of others" scenario, in which case the idea above would not apply. You're likely to make choices based on your fear level, and the astrology describing that -- Saturn in Aquarius, joined by Mars in Aquarius -- may have you on edge and somewhat aggressive about getting your needs met. I would place this on top of a long list of things not to fall for. Your tendency to be reactive has a readily available alternative: to be a benefactor. To access that angle, it will be necessary to know when you're feeling fear, and then to acknowledge it and sort out what is actually going on. Now is the time to think about the present and the immediate future. It's also a good time to consider how much others have done for you; what they have offered you, how they have helped you, and what they have meant to you. You might pick up the phone and make thank you calls when you remember what a positive influence someone has been. Then, I propose calling people you care about and finding out if there is any way you may be of assistance. Scroll through the contacts in your phone. Pay special attention to people like nieces, nephews, and people from the past. The way to be of assistance is to ask what someone needs and listen to them for a while. Then select one or two ways you can offer something that will make a difference -- and follow through immediately.

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Month Number 4
April
2020
04/01/2020
Sagittarius
Perhaps you've decided you're done handing your authority over to others. Maybe you're tired of your life seeming to go in ways you didn't plan or don't particularly like, and you're discovering that this involves ways in which you have given up your power. In almost all circumstances, this is a voluntary act. Yet there comes a point when you must awaken to the choices you make and to what you are doing. The entire issue relates to your family. We can take this from two angles. First, there was what you experienced in times when you tried to claim your authority and independence, which was likely a guilt trip of some kind. These feelings are so unpleasant, they tend to make us marks. Note that much of the fuss was adults around you responding to your vitality, which in some way threatened them. This can become a habit and, for some, a way of life. Feelings of guilt then become an indicator to surrender authority over yourself the moment you feel any. From here forward, this is your most important clue. You have to stop, experience the feeling, and put the discussion on pause before you agree to do something. The problem here is this kind of guilt leverage 1) is internally installed in you, and 2) seems so natural hardly anyone notices it. Then comes the other angle, where you claim back what you have given away. Here, you need even more resolve, to confront the feeling you're "taking away what belongs to someone else." That's the thing: it doesn't. And here, you will find the balance you have been seeking in your life.

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Month Number 4
April
2020
04/01/2020
Capricorn
Move toward the edge, out of the fray; step away from the center, away from the familiar. This will involve a noticeable shift of people, places, and things. Social patterns are changing or being forced to change; take advantage of this and apply your creativity to making the situation work for you. There are plenty of people you want no part of, and plenty of others you're interested in, and now is your opportunity to make those adjustments. Saturn's change of sign into your 2nd solar house, the one associated with your resources, is proposing a total rearrangement of your priorities. This is an experimental phase that ends around July 1, and it's an important one for you. This is because your first and most important connection to your sustenance is your community. While on one level this is true for everyone, people don't all think of it like that. Your immediate go-to is your social connections. You're more likely to ask among your friends for who might be offering a job than to look at a job listing website. This 'personal connection' you have with others applies to many facets of your life. This works the other way, too: when you're in tune with yourself, what you offer to your community is crucial to your grounding and emotional wellbeing. Now, that is the realm being rearranged -- and it's the very highlight of Capricorn astrology, as Saturn moves into this region of your chart. Though a lot of the world is struggling economically, and many people are in great pain, the current global circumstances present you an opportunity -- many of them really. Just set your ethics for the greatest good for all concerned. Then, get busy.

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Month Number 4
April
2020
04/01/2020
Aquarius
It's been a long while since a slow-moving planet has been in Aquarius (the most recent was Neptune, 1998-2012, and that was not easy and made very little sense). You've now begun the great adventure of Saturn in your birth sign or rising sign. Saturn in Aquarius is what you've been waiting for if you've been wanting to make significant adjustments in the cycles and patterns of your life. Everything and everyone have been a bit stuck in their routines until very recently; now, pretty much every routine has changed, just like that. So, we can begin by dismissing the notion that this kind of sweeping alteration to the world is impossible. The questions you have now may include how you conceive of yourself during this time, and an honest inventory of what has and has not worked for you. This may be the tricky part, as you usually assume what is stable and predictable is what works. Now a deeper question has, in a sense, been forced upon you, and right on time, too. The really good news is that you get to make a series of conscious adjustments much more readily and easily than you might have otherwise. The attitude to take: everything is getting shuffled. What do I want? What do I want to do? I'm guessing these kinds of questions are resonating with you now and stirring up a restless sense of your potential. You might even be feeling the call to a long-delayed quest. If you're not sensing the bold and adventurous side of the calling, inquire into what you feel is holding you back. Is it your point of view, or a physical circumstance? In any event, deal with it now.

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Month Number 4
April
2020
04/01/2020
Pisces
One effect of Saturn's ingress into Aquarius will be to ground you in yourself. By that I mean: to offer you a solid and settled feeling of inhabiting your own reality. This is not always easy for a Pisces, particularly under the influence of Neptune in your sign, which at times can have you wondering whether you actually exist. Saturn is pulling focus away from much that seemed evasive and elusive, though it requires you to take time and focus inwardly, in a place where you can be without too many interruptions. Sleep and what you learn from your dreams also take high priority. Your outer callings and involvements are unlikely to have changed much, and I suggest you adapt to our new social ecosystem as quickly as possible. You are uniquely suited for life as it is becoming, for a wide diversity of reasons. So you won't have to waste much time before you can enact certain plans that have been simmering for a long while. Bear in mind that you are being looked to for a kind of spiritual leadership, amplified by the series of conjunctions of Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn. The first of these is April 4, followed by two others, in June and November. Consider this a sustained state of affairs for you, one you can depend upon and make the most of. Many people are struggling to find their spiritual center and sense of direction right now, and some are struggling with deep fears and uncertainty. Therefore, stay on the wavelength of meaning and purpose. Stay on the wavelength of service, this being the single idea and the organizing principle of any community.

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Month Number 5
May
2020
05/01/2020
Aries
An important element of the astrology driving this dizzying, free-for-all "evaluation" may have you doubting yourself, or struggling with your self-worth. I suggest you learn how to distance yourself from what you see going on in the world and remember your priorities. If you're having trouble remembering them, go within yourself and figure out what they are. The challenge is that you're easily drawn into various forms of public debates. Your opinion is being influenced by outside forces a little too much for comfort. You may not even realize this, because it's such a deep human instinct to think along with the group. Yet you must think for yourself. You will know you're doing this because it makes you nervous. You will feel uneasy, uncertain, and like you need validation. You may not get it; at this stage you don't really want it. It will be better for you to feel uncertain and continue on your quest, than to have false certainty and be distracted from it. In this world, it's not easy to stand apart from others; it can feel as if you may be treated like a nonperson if you've made your own decision about something. But consider this: the very act of deciding, and of seeking your truth, is a testament to your humanity.

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Month Number 5
May
2020
05/01/2020
Taurus
To seek understanding of yourself means not assuming you already have it. This may leave you feeling unstable, which is exactly the state of mind you want to work with. Get used to change and changing. Work with uncertainty. Currently, change and your ability to allow are your best friends. Accordingly, your nemesis is false certainty. That said, the condition of false certainty is precisely what got the world into the troubles that it has today. It is the condition of a lack of curiosity. It is about not knowing when one does not know, and assuming one does. Therefore, I suggest you learn how to know when you don't know and make that your number one priority. It's the difference between foolishness and wisdom. It can even be the difference between life and death. And in this case the ass you save maybe your own. Your astrology at the moment is fueled by two seemingly competing forces: the drive to rebel, and the drive to conform. This can be the cause of considerable tension within you, and it's likely to increase (it doesn't peak until 2021, actually). I suggest you learn the skill of comfortably holding two opposing thoughts in your mind at the same time. Stand right between them and, when needed, stretch your mind over the contradiction. That is how you gain knowledge and experience: through honestly confronting difficulty and complexities in life. It's also essential that you develop the skill of admitting you were wrong about something, making the correction, and moving on -- while remaining open minded. As the next 18 months unfold, you will value this more and more, if you get good at it. I mean really good.

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Month Number 5
May
2020
05/01/2020
Gemini
This month, Venus stations retrograde in your sign. You may have the feeling that you're being asked to give up a lot, though I suggest you think of this as an exchange. You are releasing what you don't need in favor of something you do. Along the way, you must refine your concept of a "need" and be able to distinguish it clearly from a "desire." I can imagine a productive two-day workshop on this, although your current learning experience will last for a solid six weeks, from May 13 through June 25 -- though in some ways it's already begun. Here's a way to make this Venus retrograde simpler than it might otherwise be. In some ways it comes down to one idea, which is the central organizing principle of your life. The image is the hearth at the center of a home or the kitchen. The image is also one of tending the flame, which is the active energy within your creativity or ability to express yourself. It will be about your sexuality. It will be about your relationship to yourself, and the language you speak with yourself. This is a language based on emotional intelligence, which is a fancy way of saying the ability to think and feel at the same time. This means, at first, thinking about your life and feeling the nature of your existence simultaneously. You have some reckoning to do with the past. You may have some sexual healing to work on. That would be a good thing. Take your time and promise to be real with yourself. Then, you can be real with others.

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Month Number 5
May
2020
05/01/2020
Cancer
Venus retrograde takes place in your 12th solar house, in the sign of Gemini. There are two houses associated with secrets, the 8th and the 12th. For the 8th, I think of Bono's line: "A secret is something that you tell one other person." For the 12th house, it's the secrets you don't reveal even to yourself. That includes denial of any sort. It can mean what is lurking in your unconscious that bubbles out in dreams. You might remember, you might forget. Now is the time to remember, and to stay awake even as you float. As Venus turns to retrograde movement in Gemini over the next few weeks, immerse yourself in that world. At first it may seem like a hall of mirrors. You may feel like you're meeting someone new, whom you discover is yourself. Proceed with a sense of adventure and intrigue. You may discover things that contradict what you've considered established truths. You may rediscover elements of yourself that you lost along the foggy ruins of time. All of this is leading to something. There is a purpose involved, and you are being guided. You may not know what you're looking for, yet your movements are not haphazard, though they may feel that way at times. The 12th house has a zero-gravity feel to it, particularly if you're tumbling back toward something in your past and don't know what it is. Yet what you're experiencing is not about the past. It's about who you're becoming right now, in these very days. You are coming into alignment with yourself. A long cycle of experience is coming to an end, and another is beginning. Pay attention. Make no assumptions. You will benefit from being observant and thoughtful.

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Month Number 5
May
2020
05/01/2020
Leo
Your planets are aligning in a way that describes some unusual success or professional breakthrough. Yet you must not act as if this has happened, or as if you have any special power or privilege. Take a modest approach to all that you do. You have influence, though your success depends on finding common ground with others and combining your influence with theirs in a creative and organized way. Emphasize the service aspect of what you're doing and keep the financial angle confidential among the people who actually need to know the details and the plans you're working with. This will be fewer people than you think, at times one or two advisors or collaborators. Not everyone in your environment is friendly, so proceed with caution when it comes to exposing a vulnerability of any kind or allowing people into your confidence before they are fully vetted. As you know, that can only come from experience. Background is not enough; personality is not enough; hunches you have regarding others must be tested against both time and by their actions under duress. Whatever you're doing or planning has a long story arc, and its vital matters are not rushed. Be diligent; know your facts; pay attention; make decisions consciously. Then let the story unfold as it will. There are large forces at work in your life, and the more you respect them, the more they will serve in your benefit. Bear in mind each day that the prevailing uncertainty, fear, and confusion of the world can serve you. One way this works is that many people are extremely hesitant to act, or even consider the future or their possibilities. And in times of change, the most exciting possibilities surface.

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Month Number 5
May
2020
05/01/2020
Virgo
Rather than pursuing your agenda actively, pay attention to what others are thinking, planning, and doing, particularly if it looks like it affects you or the environment you live in. Neptune in your opposite sign continues to present the challenge of a distortion or blind spot. When Neptune is present, gaining accurate impressions of people and situations requires special handling. You might be inclined to assume something entirely untrue, only dimly recognizing that your perceptions are based on an opinion. This extends to your relationships, including the ones you don't think you have. Therefore, take it slow. Listen to the words you say for clues to your thinking and perceptions. By that I mean study what words you use to describe yourself and your environment. This will help you see what is going through your mind and account for your expectations. The forthcoming Venus retrograde, May 13 through June 25, may come with the feeling that you cannot trust your own goals, and lead you to question what you've accomplished so far. Ask the question honestly and give yourself time to come up with your answers. It's likely you're missing something important. If you question yourself sincerely, that something will make itself known. There is an issue here of how you state your goals, and how you think of your influence on the world. Again, notice the words you use when you're not consciously choosing them to get an effect. They will be most revealing of your expectations and state of mind.

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Month Number 5
May
2020
05/01/2020
Libra
Most people have a distorted sense of the future right now, if they have one at all. You might feel shaky if you project your trajectory forward. The good news is that you have no special need to do so. The future is not something you must seek out. It is something that will call you when the time is right. For now you can do yourself the favor of not worrying so much about what may exist a little (or a lot) further down the road, and invest your energy in what looks like one of the most productive phases of personal inquiry of your life. There is much misunderstanding about what it means to "be spiritual" or "on a spiritual path." The words themselves do not make it so. Some associate the concept with a peaceful feeling. I would propose that the quest for truth is what makes this elusive thing real. In your situation, that quest involves understanding your ethics, and the reasoning process that helped you get there. What do you consider your highest and worthiest goals? Do they involve food, clothing, and other elements of survival, or do they involve your relationship to existence? The question you are confronting is a philosophical one. These are easily overlooked, dismissed, or treated as less significant than material needs and desires. Yet you may soon decide that questions of personal meaning, and of your connections to what is larger than you, are what need to be guiding your life. Go as deep as you need to; climb as high as you must. When you hear a calling, you will need a basis for deciding whether it's right for you.

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Month Number 5
May
2020
05/01/2020
Scorpio
Be mindful that an intimate partner is experiencing something unusual and deeply personal, and which might seem to exclude you. Think of it as an introspective process that must be self-contained in a kind of personal sanctuary. Your role may be something like guarding the door, as a sort of temple servant. A core lesson someone you care about may be learning is that their first loyalty must be to themselves. You understand this; you have a different orientation on life, one that is a bit unfathomable to others at times. You understand that you have to look out for yourself, and that there are times when your decisions must exclude the input or influence of others. You must now be sensitive to the truth that others have similar needs, though it may be much more difficult for them to express these without feeling guilty. Therefore, be independent, and take care of your affairs while keeping an ear to the ground and noticing whether someone is in fact calling for you. This may challenge you. You might feel left out, or like you don't matter as much, which in turn could provoke your insecurities. None of this is any indication of the actual state of your relationship; those are your feelings. If you hold your own space and allow others to hold theirs, there may be unusual and beautiful points of contact. Honor each as a rare, distinctive opportunity to recognize the beauty of another human being. Allow them to happen rather than making them happen, and when it's time to move on, let go gently and move on.

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Month Number 5
May
2020
05/01/2020
Sagittarius
You have relevant, necessary work to do, and you now have the opportunity to focus on that. Certain factors in your intimate partnerships are likely to be giving you more time to yourself. This might have something to do with all the extra togetherness if you're "isolating" with another person; the result could be its opposite. Anyway, be bold about the projects you want to do, and let yourself make an investment in them. That might include a financial investment, though really this is about focus, dedication, and bringing your ideas into manifestation. With so little worldly activity, we might expect a wave of phenomenal songs, books, paintings, computer programs, and inventions to emerge next year, all of which are happening now. I'm not so sure, though, that many people will recognize, much less take this opportunity. Be the one who does; take advantage of this utterly unique moment to connect with yourself. You don't need to call forth deep creativity or set that as a standard. Rather, engaging in activity is the focus. In other words, rather than writing a brilliant sonata, play the piano. Rather than writing something with impact, sit down each day and write. Eventually you will get the hang of "doing without doing" and get lost in your work. When you see three hours go by in five minutes, you know you're in the zone. You're much more likely to find what you're looking for accidentally than by seeking it directly or drilling into yourself for it. Therefore, be present each day for your chosen activity, and let it flow through you. Avoid evaluating the results; allow each experience to build on the next.

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Month Number 5
May
2020
05/01/2020
Capricorn
The Jupiter-Pluto series of conjunctions in your sign is a helpful answer to the shock of whatever the Saturn-Pluto conjunction represented earlier in the year. You still may not feel like you have a handle on your affairs. You may sense that something positive can come out of all this change and uncertainty, though you may not see a clear path to it. This is an interval in which you can set aside thinking about your destination and, instead, consider your priorities. Amidst all the intrigue, one thing you're doing is sorting out what is important to you from what seems to be important to everyone else. This can be a real stretch. One clue that you're making progress is that there are moments when you feel terribly insecure, as if nobody could possibly approve of you, for all the thoughts in your head. I say progress because needing approval is one of the most notable insecurities that holds up your progress toward self-actualization. Said another way, you can forget that your desire is for your fulfillment, and what and whom you prefer is nobody else's business. Yet this can feel like stepping off of a cliff, like having no ground beneath you. I suggest you come to love that feeling, because in it is the actual freedom that your soul seeks. You exist because you say you do. The love you feel is a value in itself, regardless of who may respond or notice, or not. Yes, this represents a total reorientation from many prior phases of your existence, perhaps all of them. And you're just getting started.

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Month Number 5
May
2020
05/01/2020
Aquarius
The unusual blend of energies coming through your astrology describes this as one of the most creative and inwardly focused times of your life. These same influences are also pushing you to mature in ways that will have results you could not have foreseen but will most surely appreciate. I recognize you are being pushed, and this is not easy. Yet the movement, the pressure, the drive to become, are coming from inside you. You are experiencing the power of your own psyche moving and asserting your true being. To be who you are, you must inevitably crack through the shell of who you were, and who you thought you were. You are being compelled to drop old and outmoded ideas about yourself, not by some outer circumstance but by the power of your soul. At times this can feel like your old personality is melting, and you're unsure what you will become, or if you will survive the process. To be sure, this is an extraordinarily sensitive time for you, with deep currents moving within the depths of your being. This is all a precursor to who you are becoming. You don't need ideas about your existence. Rather, you need to grant yourself permission to be, and to grow, without expectation, which means without guiding the process. Let this go on -- and on. You will make peace with being in a state of near-constant flux, until suddenly one day you recognize who you are, who you have emerged to be in your new state. And while these days may be difficult, you will miss them when they are gone -- yet all that is new will carry you forward without looking back.

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Month Number 5
May
2020
05/01/2020
Pisces
To survive or thrive these days, extreme flexibility is required. So, too, is the ability to be confined, to stay close to the reservation. Thankfully, these are Piscean attributes. So, too, is a naturally introspective orientation, in a society that seems clueless what such a thing is. Our current environment is one where you can do quite well for yourself and concentrate your power. The outer elements, whether social or commercial, have stepped back, and you can feel yourself for who you are. This moment will not last forever, whether we're talking about the cultural one or the astrological one. It is rare that the conditions of society favor Pisces. Make the most of this opportunity, which will afford you the time and space to reorient your life in a way that has been necessary for some time. The presence of Neptune in your birth sign for many years has come with some strange effects, including challenges in focusing your efforts, ideas, and energy. Now several different factors are describing the opposite influence. You and society are changing in compatible directions. Someday this strange phase of existence will be behind us, and you will emerge into a world far more akin to your true nature. Meanwhile, set your fears aside. Do not be intimidated by those voices that strive to do so. Stand your full height and remember that you actually inhabit not the world but the universe.

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Month Number 06
June
2020
June 01 2020
Aries
Ultimately, to be real, healing is a quest to which one must devote his or her entire life. Although the form will change many times depending on one's circumstances. The underlying purpose of the journey remains consistent, even if you occasionally seem to fail, or your attention to it falters. Now is one of those times to focus your awareness and efforts. As in nature, no living system survives without complete and integrated cooperation from its various parts. That is where you find yourself: needing to be integral to something larger than yourself and to call forth your strength and to use it well. Yet, at the same time, Mars entering your sign on June 27 represents your need and desire to assert yourself boldly. That means gaining confidence and connecting your intentions to actions. These two factors can and must work together in your life. One cannot be at the expense of the other, as so often happens. To this end, many factors are working in your favor. Saturn is now making its test run in Aquarius through July 1. While there is much other astrology to write about, Saturn is the forerunner of the new age of human cooperation and a measure of practical idealism, and you are positioned to gain its richest benefits via your 11th solar house. This will call for a measure of leadership. Others are counting on your abilities and your strength to stand up and be noticed for your wisdom and courage.

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Month Number 06
June
2020
June 01 2020
Taurus
Lately we have been witnessing the shocking influence of Uranus in Taurus. What other influence could take a chunk out of financial markets like that? Investors use the term 'correction' when the dangerously over-inflated price of stocks takes on a more realistic character. This opens us to the potential for so many things of genuine worth that go far beyond a cash value. We're in a moment that our grandparents and great-grandparents might appreciate: a time when necessity matters more than desire. This is the perfect condition for the evolution of genius and of solutions to long-ignored problems, and rebellion against what has not worked. In your life, this also means looking into the ways of the past, often so much wiser than the way things are done today. Potent activity all year in fellow earth sign Capricorn is illuminating your imagination and your faith in yourself. You can live in a wider and more beautiful world every day, no matter how strange or uncertain things may seem. That is part of the beauty: uncertainty is the perfect cause for true faith. Saturn's test run into Aquarius, your solar 10th house, since March describes unusual professional advancement you have not experienced before. Yet it is important that you do not rush things. Spring and early summer offer time to experiment with the possibilities. While Saturn is transiting a sign of its traditional rulership, the Uranus connection is undeniable. Saturn may represent what you achieve and the role that you play, though Uranus represents who you are. We could describe that a few ways, one of which is that you are more radical than you let on. It will be helpful if you recognize Saturn as representing the qualities of your reserved and cautious presentation to the world, and Uranus as reflecting the qualities of your rather unusual mind as an inventor, transformer, and revolutionary. All presented in the impeccable, polished, and refined manner of Taurus.

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Month Number 06
June
2020
June 01 2020
Gemini
Your relationships are about to take on unusual qualities that are far outside the realm of 'normal' romance or partnership. Any situation that may not seem to offer you exactly what you want is in truth offering you something better. You are in a facilitating role in the life of someone close to you. You're in a position to allow something to happen that might otherwise be impossible. The water-into-wine transformation is that on some other occasion, you might be more inclined to feel like your desires should at least be taken into account. You now have the ability to set that aside, and this is the source of your true power. Your ability to allow someone else's needs to facilitate their experience, which in turn teaches you something you could not learn otherwise. Said another way, knowledge and awareness is created which would not manifest any other way. It is a rare privilege to serve as the guardian, and one to which you must bring all of your learning, experience, and courage. Yet you remain largely in the role of the witness, and the catalyst. Whatever you may seem to surrender to be in this position, there is a corresponding gain -- though this is dependent upon your humility. That means your willingness to learn and to face the unknown with respect. Venus' turn forward to direct motion and Saturn's trial run into Aquarius, your 9th solar house, that of wisdom traditions, the 'higher self,' and detached and fair judgment, describe a new level of maturity and the balanced quality of your ability to let others learn at their own speed yet at the same time to keep the focus on something greater. You may find yourself in a position to make decisions for many other people in the coming weeks and months, or at least to advise them on a difficult ethical matter. Listen carefully to all sides, and then trust your understanding of right and wrong. You, at least, know there is such a thing.

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Month Number 06
June
2020
June 01 2020
Cancer
A profound solar eclipse takes place on the June 21 solstice, just as the Sun enters your sign. This is a point of reckoning for you: a before-and-after moment in the span of your whole life. Let's consider the astrology in detail. Your sign is ruled by the Moon. The solstices are the Sun's most powerful days of the year. The solar-lunar cycle connects right there, multiplying the effect. It's important to treat eclipses not simply as things that happen but rather as opportunities to be used consciously. This particular eclipse is taking place in the first degree of your sign; a point of alignment with all of existence. It's also a point of self-creation. You are being presented with an occasion to both reinvent yourself and bring out a deeper quality of who you are and allow it to enter the world. This moment will be a time to make your choices wisely, though without hesitation. Decide everything on the basis of what you really want: the outcome, the personal reward, what you want to share, and the ability or talent you choose to master. Be bold and announce your intentions with your actions rather than with words. Do the very thing you want to do, or need to do, and be the person you want to be, then keep going. Eclipses of any kind are pattern-setting events, which is why actions that move you in the direction you want to go speak louder than words. A week later, as Mars enters your 10th solar house, Aries, the effect is redoubled. This is all in preparation for a meeting of Mars and Chiron next month on July 14. The result of which will be something that can truly be called outstanding. Rest assured that you have grown into yourself enough to far exceed your accomplishments of the past. Yet be aware at all times that cooperation is the essential ingredient to every success story. To this end, Saturn in Aquarius is your best friend. Ask for the help you need, offer what help you can, and build and organize your plans into a structure that will work for you and many others for the foreseeable future. That's the spirit of our moment.

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Month Number 06
June
2020
June 01 2020
Leo
If life is presenting you with limits or challenges, study the situation and you will see the opportunity. This is not merely a "if you have lemons, make lemonade" scenario. Rather, there is a missing piece available, which has the potential to connect you to the world in a different way. The potential opens up briefly as Saturn goes stationary-retrograde in your opposite sign, Aquarius. You might even miss it, though there is still something to be gained from a review. Learn everything you can, and plan for the next Saturn-related opening, which will be in December. This happens on an even greater scale, though just once, hence the need for a thorough and creative review. Until then, you have a spiritual imperative to make your work and caring for yourself as meaningful as possible. Do this by choosing what is of greatest value, and when you don't have that option, size up what you're doing and exploit its potential for learning, growth, or service. Take this attitude and you will make significant discoveries that inform not only what you do but also the purpose of your life. The breakthroughs are represented by an ongoing series of conjunctions between Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn, the next of which are June 30 and Nov. 12. Let's use nursing as a metaphor. This aspect describes using what you learn not just to help a few individuals get well but also to create a breakthrough in your profession that benefits people for many years to come. All of these themes are highlighted by the extended period of movement of Mars through Aries for the next 6 months, which describes you as restless and in the mood for some greater quest or adventure. Although you may feel your options are limited in certain ways, your potential for self-development is wide open, and you are being called into an ever more humane worldview. Let that inform every choice you make and infuse everything you touch.

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Month Number 06
June
2020
June 01 2020
Virgo
The peculiar message of your charts is about being realistic, pragmatic, and focused on your future goals. I only say peculiar because this is not the kind of thing astrologers usually need to suggest for Virgos in the audience, so it feels a little like selling ice to an Inuit. That said, your chart describes you as being productive on an industrial scale, though with the potential to be taken off-task by becoming too detail-oriented, and thus losing the energy rather than harnessing it. Therefore, work with tools such as an action plan, a business plan, a strategy sheet, a flow chart, or a tangible agenda (all of which are basically the same thing). This will ensure that you start with clear goals and steps toward reaching them. Then you have a reference point for sizing up whether you're on track or not. You will need to come back to your plan frequently, pretty much every time you make a decision, to ensure that it's consistent with your larger, medium- to long-range goals. The key is to see every decision as getting you closer to or further away from your objective, in a moment when time, money, and other resources are precious. Take every opportunity to engage with the economy and efficiency of your decisions, and keep checking for leakage, waste, and errors. Venus' retrograde in your career and reputation angle is yet another call for a review of what you think of as your most important goals. A lot has changed in the past few months, more than anyone could have imagined. This calls for making a careful evaluation of what you consider a priority and what makes it so. You have options open, though this will not matter if you don't see them for what they are. Therefore, be bold, be comprehensive, and let your creativity flow.

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Month Number 06
June
2020
June 01 2020
Libra
Around the beginning of Venus' retrograde in May, you seem to have put an important long-term goal on hold for the sake of a much larger goal. This has brought out another side of your nature, one that may have been sleeping for a long time. It's possible you faced a similar circumstance around 2012, though not even close to the test of faith you're experiencing today. It's good that you have help. Saturn in Aquarius, now through July 1 and beginning again in December, will help you focus your talents and create the support systems that you need. Whatever you're doing is part of something else much greater, though it may not feel like it at the moment. Start on a small, limited scale, organizing no more than three other people toward a common purpose. Start with a modest goal that feels more like "let's do this right" than "let's save the world." Then learn from the experience. Then take what you learned and replicate it. Systemize it. And learn from your mistakes, each of which will pop open a little door deeper within your consciousness. Meanwhile, someone who enters your life will begin with one role and end up with another. Don't get too attached to your response, whether it is initially negative or positive. Remain flexible in your assessment of this person at the same time you assert leadership over your life. You may need to push back a little or set some boundaries. You're available for some things and not for others. Pay attention to the way this person attempts to influence your decisions and how they relate to the rest of their environment. Note the differences. You are likely to get a look at their true colors and true purpose around the time of the Mars-Chiron conjunction in your opposite sign on July 14. This is a potentially glorious moment to both teach and learn.

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Month Number 06
June
2020
June 01 2020
Scorpio
You are on a special healing quest. Yes, you and the whole world, though your personal, individual life healing experience will help you discover the point of contact between who you are and where and when you are. Here is the metaphysical key: you are discovering the precise intersection between yourself and the rest of the world. This is something individual for you, potentially a spiritual project you've been working on for a long time, which now through a diversity of circumstances is about to manifest in an especially tangible way. You may have many things you would list on your agenda for healing, which could include anything from physical ailments to your unusual relationship with self-esteem (which for you often manifests as the need to find the right livelihood). Yet despite your excellent image and brave face, a certain kind of insecurity often seems to vex you. Here's my theory. You are driven to express yourself boldly; at the same time, you have a deep fear of not being accepted by others. Yes, many people have a little of this, though you coexist with a rather impressive polarity. A rare combination of factors is now allowing you to work with both sides of the equation simultaneously. Usually it's one or the other, rather than getting the equation to balance. The way to do that is to push the limit on the individuality side. Assert yourself boldly and unapologetically. Then when you feel any fear, uncertainty, guilt, or anxiety regarding being cast off or abandoned, confront it just as boldly. Study your response and tune into who is associated with the emotion you are wrestling with. They usually hide in a group of some kind, which blurs their identity. But it's right there. Feel what you're feeling and ask directly: Who - Are - You? Then listen, feel, and know.

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Month Number 06
June
2020
June 01 2020
Sagittarius
It was Sagittarian guitarist Jimi Hendrix who asked the world, Are you experienced? This is the question you're about to open like a portal into a new reality. Your life is now all about having the full experience. Whatever is happening, whatever you're doing, go all the way in, be that thing, be yourself, and explore. You need no intended outcome or attachment to one. I am talking about pure quest, wherever it may lead. This is so often what you say you live for. It's what you say you want. Now is the time. Then there is a second element: you must integrate what you see, feel, do, and learn. The best way to accomplish that is to write about it. Tell yourself the story as it happens and wrap your mind around it. Admit to yourself what you want, what you need, what you do about it, and how you respond. Writing is perhaps the single most powerful form of teaching and learning, which in this scenario means making your experience meaningful to you and taking full ownership of it. Maybe you already do this; maybe you have in the past. Yet a rare combination of factors is making this especially potent medicine for you now. The more bold and honest you can be on your quest, the more your written exploration will mean, to you and, eventually, to others. There would be no point were your physical experiences not so meaningful and distinctive in themselves, and so worthy of expression. While from one point of view, your spirit is reaching out into the wide world, you are needed in your local environment, and that is the place to bring your vision. "Think globally, act locally" may seem like an old adage, though at the moment, it is the thing that will get results; and it's all we can do.

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Month Number 06
June
2020
June 01 2020
Capricorn
Saturn's re-entry into your birth sign on July 1 begins a crucial phase of cleaning up old business. Though you have been thinking about this for some time. You've had a glimpse of the future with Saturn's brief visit to Aquarius, which started March 21. You may have a better sense than others that there is a world beyond the one we now know; that there are possibilities and opportunities and a measure of freedom that just does not seem possible at the moment. Yet activating the possibilities for you as an individual is dependent on resolving certain matters that have been lingering around, and others that have been calling for your attention. This is not about "fixing your whole life." Rather, you are responsible for tying up several important loose ends in an emotional, intelligent, and thoughtful manner. This will mostly involve your family or, said another way, working with your family history. This has been a persistent theme, particularly since early 2018 when Chiron crossed the sensitive home and security angle of your solar chart. What you've been in the process of doing is taking full ownership of yourself and who you are from those whom you perhaps rightfully recognized tried to take it from you. Yet now you're an adult, and this is not something that can be done without your continued cooperation. Therefore, do not cooperate with "them" and, instead, cooperate with yourself. To do that, you will need to be in agreement with yourself about the nature of both the problem and the solution. You don't have the answers you need now, though what you can bring is your openness; you can bring your modest willingness to explore the issues. You will recognize potential points of closure and completion when you see them or, rather, when you feel them. Whatever else you may do, approach every situation gently, being open to forgiving yourself. There's no one else you can forgive.

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Month Number 06
June
2020
June 01 2020
Aquarius
Saturn's brief foray into your birth sign for the first time in a generation has you in truly unusual territory, as much for what is happening as for what you're preparing for. There are aspects of yourself you had little concept could change, or even that you wanted them to, and that is the very pattern being rewritten. At times you may feel like the Wicked Witch of the West getting a bucket of water dumped on her, though it's not all that bad. If you do, notice the measure of your resistance, and your adhesion to what has become uncomfortably crystallized in your life. This is the substance that has consumed your energy, taken a toll on your relationships, and built your inner wall, one that you could not explain. There's something much better possible, which is embodied by one of the most essentially beautiful placements in astrology, Saturn in Aquarius. To sum up this placement: when you have substance, you can relax, which means to be flexible. Integrity bends; that's why skyscrapers stay standing: they move with the wind. A little flexibility is all you need (at least to begin with). You will find this comportment to be a relief given all the tumult you've been through in these years of Pluto in Capricorn (2008-present), Saturn in Capricorn (2017 through this year), and their meeting on Jan. 12. These represent a seemingly endless sequence of tectonic-level shifts of a deeply personal nature. You have no doubt gone through an inner odyssey, one that a few times you thought might never end. You are now seeing the potential for resolution. This will call forth all of your maturity, your sensitivity, and your willingness to become something and someone not exactly new, but truer to your form: the person you've always wanted to be.

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Month Number 06
June
2020
June 01 2020
Pisces
In recent years, there's been an interesting dance between the you the world sees and the you whom you are inside. Ideally these are the same being; how you express your inner/outer dualism has a number of potential causes and influences. What is so interesting is that you've done most of your growth where everyone can see you, rather than in the seclusion of your psyche. This places you in a rare position to be transparent and to express yourself without the reticence or embarrassment that most feel when they reveal what would ordinarily be private. Still, measure your words and stay on message. The word 'values' is perhaps overused, though it means your personal constitution and code of ethics. Stay in touch with this at all times. Make sure your choices and words reflect your deepest underlying code of honor. One of the most severe disruptions to the world involves community and the ability of people to associate with one another. This is where your chart is the most radiant at the moment. That, in turn, is a point of leadership on the social level, which is now firmly in the realm of the spiritual. The astrology involved is the ongoing series of Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions in Capricorn: your classical ruling planet aligning with one representing the soul of each individual and the world. People are looking to you as a way to tune their awareness, so you therefore must relax and be a clear channel. Let the light and wisdom pass through you. Stay in contact with that element of life that is deeper than yourself, more powerful than your own strength. It's an awareness that is not 'normal consciousness' though something that you can tap into at any time. Remember and trust the teaching of A Course in Miracles: "You will be told everything you need to know."

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Month Number 7
July
2020
July 01 2020
Aries
If you have been waiting to put the first half of 2020 behind you, this is the time. Your ruler, Mars, has entered your sign for the first time in 18 months, and a series of eclipses are affecting what is known in astrology as the cardinal cross. These are points in the chart where your identity, emotional and relationship life meet the public. It's time to grant yourself permission to 'be all you can be,' even at a time in history when to do so is fraught with reasons to stay hidden from view. Considering an eclipse on July 5 may seem to shock you out of complacency, and Mars' return has brought renewed energy and drive, the journey you are undertaking will require you to pace yourself with an eye toward your medium- to long-range plans. I say this because Mars will retrograde in Aries from Sept. 9 to Nov. 13, visiting for six months rather than the usual six weeks. This is Mars' longest visit in 32 years, dominating the whole second half of 2020 and coloring all your experiences. Although this is significant for everyone, it will be even more so if you have a Sun, Moon, or other significant placements in Aries. Mars' meeting with Chiron on July 14 will keep things in balance; Chiron is always working for the greater good and in this position embodies the sacred warrior. This is a personal initiation for you; think of it as the opportunity to claim your personal power and express it in the most life-affirming way you can. Mars' influence (and, therefore, yours) will spread to every corner of your life. This will manifest as increased passion and drive as Mars interacts with Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto (the most potent history-making energy of our generation) occupying the 10th solar house of your chart, and Capricorn, the area of your chart associated with career, public reputation, and world events. You have every reason to have faith in yourself. Others are counting on you, your example, and the boldness of your wisdom.

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Month Number 7
July
2020
July 01 2020
Taurus
There is a subtle message coming from your solar chart, which you may recognize. It involves your thoughts about the world and how they change how you experience yourself. By "experience yourself," I mean your relationship to your own consciousness: your thought process itself, your memory, what you externalize that was previously only deeply personal material. In other words, what are you saying to others that you would never, ever have said 10 or 20 years ago -- and why are you saying it now? This is not merely about what you were told in the past; it's about how it prevented you from expressing who you are and bringing fulfilling experiences into your life, and how it has affected who you think you are, including how you relate to yourself and others. You are onto these issues to some extent, and I suggest you bring them to the foreground. The forthcoming solar eclipse gives you unusual ability and added leverage to change your mind (along lines you know you want to). You face many questions about what to do with old, outmoded beliefs. Those, too, have a trend of controlling you in ways you have surely noticed by now. You might say the forthcoming astrology is a moment of truth, in a time when the truth is the only thing that rightly matters to you. Over the next month or so, you will be reclaiming many things about yourself that you seem to have surrendered, though your greatest fortune is held in your ability to be utterly and only real with yourself.

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Month Number 7
July
2020
July 01 2020
Gemini
One of the peculiarities of Gemini involves a lot of ebb and flood where your finances are concerned. There is constant fluctuation, and it's not easy for you to create a stable situation for yourself. This is a matter related to having the sign Cancer as your 2nd solar house, associated with your personal assets. But what is really fluctuating? An argument could be made that your perception of your value is what is rising and falling, and this drags your bank account along with it. Sometimes known as self-esteem, though I am partial to the term self-respect, since this is a matter of re + spect in the true sense of the word: to see again, and in this case, to see yourself "again" (meaning, to maintain an awareness of who you are and what you have to offer). There is more, though: you need to work with the predictable elements of your life (in the spirit of a tide table) and know what is coming in, what is going out, and when. Your cycles are not as unpredictable as they seem, though you need to study the patterns. Here is the thing about commerce: it requires many other things that begin with the prefix "com" -- community, communication (which includes mutual trust and friendship). It also requires collaboration and cooperation. If you are going to be competitive, choose wisely and remember who your friends are. Yet there is one thing worth more than anything: your word. It must be your bond, your gold standard, or else you have nothing.

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Month Number 7
July
2020
July 01 2020
Cancer
Events of this past year associated with the lineup of planets in your opposite sign may have spun you around so many times, you don't know if you're dizzy or not. There was a little bit of everything: a trial here, a tribulation there; a confrontation here, a moment of truth there; a challenge here, a breakthrough there. Overall, this was about the quest to be persistent, consistent, true, and correct. All in a day's work for the astrology you're under. Over the last four weeks, there has been something new: two eclipses in your sign. A total solar eclipse on June 21 and a lunar eclipse coming on July 5. With a second Cancer New Moon on July 20 just before the Sun leaves your sign. Anyway, here's my theory regarding this cycle of eclipses (there have been three) and the corresponding Mercury retrograde in your sign until July 12. This is a point of realignment for you. You have concentrated power to make adjustments to your innermost being, which will then ripple out into your relationships. Part of this process will be intentional, and an aspect of what you do will be intuitive. It will help from the outset to work with the idea that you want to use what you have learned. Some of what you have learned (in part from a series of confrontations and, also, more creative, intimate encounters) is who you are and who you want, and need, to be. Eclipses also relieve pressure, and you've been under plenty. Let the momentum carry you; keep your hand on the rudder and your eyes ahead, constantly scanning from side to side so you have a wider view.

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Month Number 7
July
2020
July 01 2020
Leo
There is either cruelty or communication. One will supplant the other. There needs to be a high standard for what constitutes an exchange of thoughts and feelings. The first thing to be cautious of is any form of scorekeeping. If you notice you're working from a list of grievances, I suggest you put it away and listen. More than anything, track your own expectations for the relationship. Where do they come from? Are they grounded in reality, or are they based on presuppositions? You might take exactly the opposite approach: what can you offer to serve the situation? Note, the answer to this question is, itself, not predicted by much of anything except what is right. And it's based on what the situation calls for, rather than what you think is appropriate. So, therefore, it might turn out to be bringing more of yourself to the relationship, or less. To know that, you will need to listen, and listen to yourself. Meanwhile, whole new prospects in life are calling you: from the look of your solar chart, there is something new and unusual that you want to devote yourself to, with your time, your body, and your soul. This is described by your astrology as something vocational or not necessarily profitable, rather than a career kind of thing. It's a deeper calling than what is merely professional, and it will mean more to you. This does not insinuate it will not in some way support you financially, though at the moment, that's beside the point. You have time before the Sun enters your sign to consider your objective from all angles, including a higher (deeper) spiritual one.

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Month Number 7
July
2020
July 01 2020
Virgo
The world you see when you look around is a reflection of the one contained within you. This is almost always true; one spiritual aphorism I've often found helpful is that projection makes perception. However, at the moment, this message is taking a specific form. You are coming up against certain inner limits to your creativity, ones you would be happy to transcend. There is a dichotomy described by activity in the two other earthy signs. Capricorn, which covers your most creative and dynamic house, is at maximum density, which may feel like you're having an implosion of some kind. If you're an artist in any sense of the word, this may be a challenging time for you, though I assure you you're capable of your best work now. You will need to go deep into yourself and take a risk with what you express, which means doing something where you feel like you've got something to lose. In Taurus, Uranus is pushing your horizons wider. You may be seeing tremendous potential -- outside of yourself. But that's really a description of what you are personally capable of. It is, therefore, an excellent exercise to envision the world a better place; to recognize the excellent work of others; to imagine what is possible; to look all the way out to the horizon and be curious what's beyond it. Thanks to those little pocket computers, we tend to live hideously myopic lives. Stretch yourself out of this like it's all that matters. You are not your IP address.

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Month Number 7
July
2020
July 01 2020
Libra
You are the person who frames your reality. That's basically what you are: a walking, talking concept of existence, which you then experience. The spiritual books all drip with this idea, which can be annoying as all get out. However, another way to say this is that you are the ground of consciousness on which you stand. To demonstrate this, you will need to investigate your reality and do some experiments. In particular, notice the way people, circumstances, and events take on the significance you give them. Which comes from you. Therefore, practice giving these things a different meaning. You could start with the greatest purpose of all, an experience that offers you learning and the potential for growth. People tell you who they are and what kind of world they think they live in. Notice when people you meet are out to get ahead or are out for themselves and themselves alone. Be vigilant against any trace of these things. Making progress in life is a good thing, though the kind of progress matters a lot. Your success must be meaningful. Your life is not your image or who you impress. I know this is a radical thing to say. It's not about your bank balance or "whoever dies with the most toys wins." You are a deeper person than your society and your social environment encourage you to recognize. You are, at this time, being called into deeper relationship experiences, which are about going in, rather than up or over. When you are with someone you care about, turn your awareness inward. Feel, listen, share. Then keep going.

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Month Number 7
July
2020
July 01 2020
Scorpio
The recent and ongoing eclipse cycle and the activity of Mars suggests that (like your water sign cousin, Cancer) you may have been through the wringer the past few months. It's possible this was something special to behold and to experience: Mars making aspects to Neptune, Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, and the lunar nodes. And what exactly did you go through? What did you learn about how you use your power? What did you learn about how you use language? Most of all, what did you learn about projection? Eclipses have a way of bringing our projections and expectations out into the open. By that, I mean assigning to others what is really in your mind and your feelings, a concept I suggest you do some quiet reading about, given the current state of your astrology. You have now changed modes entirely: you are in your 'rock the world' state of being. There are times when you recognize your potential and utterly groove on all that is possible if you apply yourself to your life purpose. However, take a slow and steady approach on the ambition and aspiration thing and allow certain unfinished processes to play out. Now is the time to evaluate all of your goals, cross some old and outmoded ones off the list, and add one or two truly meaningful ones. During Mercury's retrograde until July 12, you will be reviewing some of the territory you crossed in May and June. Be careful and thorough about this. It will help you make the most of a healing opportunity you will be presented with around July 14 when Mars connects with Chiron.

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Month Number 7
July
2020
July 01 2020
Sagittarius
For someone as intent as you are on leading a self-determined life, you certainly get jerked around emotionally by others quite a bit. Never the twain shall meet, as the poet Kipling wrote long ago. Yet only experience will teach you this. Early in the month, you may find reason to call into question a certain emotional connection you have with another person. Based on recent past experience, this may not be an easy ride, and it may be calling you to question the nature of your commitment. Remember that it's not something made for you; a commitment is something you make and uphold yourself. This is true on any day, at any time, during any phase of the relationship: your commitments are your business. You can keep them, you can end them, but more than anything you must evaluate them. What do you give, and what do you gain? Who benefits? I do not mean to reduce the complexity of human relationships to what might seem like a cash transaction, but in the end, relationships are transactional: there is giving, receiving, gaining, losing, and exchanging -- of something. Mercury's turn to direct motion on July 12 and Venus' current journey through your house of relationships will make it easier for you to see through the confusion. You will have moments of clarity all month long, which arrive either as the sudden dawning of awareness, or by asking yourself a question so compelling you have to stop and think about the answer. This is right about where you are today. Use this rare opportunity well.

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Month Number 7
July
2020
July 01 2020
Capricorn
At the moment, everything has to come back to you. Rather than assigning responsibility or accountability to any circumstance, relationship, or situation, take it all onboard. Your whole existence begins and ends with you; your participation in the world makes the world what it is, to you. So forget about all of them for a while, and consider the nature of the changes you're going through. Granted, this includes the presence of Pluto in your sign, which has been likened to a caterpillar spinning itself a cocoon and melting, having no concept of what it's about to become. You are deep in that process now, with the added benefit of both Jupiter and Saturn in the mix. It's not possible to know or even fathom the future. Yet you can trust your process. You can also trust that you're in the demarcation zone between past and future, by which I mean your whole past and your whole future. This is the second Jupiter-Pluto conjunction, which will play out a third and final time before the end of the year. While there is no rushing this process, you can be grateful that it proceeds as gradually as it does. And, by the way, you are not a caterpillar; you are a human with full sentience, the power of observation, the ability to respond, and the power of decision. Therefore, do all of these things, each in its turn, and allow your process to unfold. One last thought: It is probable that certain events over the past two months have given you a clear idea of what you do not want. That is important information, though only if you use what you know.

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Month Number 7
July
2020
July 01 2020
Aquarius
Two issues are up this month; they've been up for a while, but now, the bell rings. One is how, and whether, you take care of yourself, meaning your health, your rest, your nutrition -- and your emotional wellbeing. Second, closely related, is your association with aggression. This has been an issue in recent weeks, through much of the spring and longer, and it's taken a toll on you and potentially your work-based relationships. You may be thinking none of this was necessary, and if so, you're correct. You're under a lot of pressure right now. There is energy moving in your direction. You get to decide what to do with it. Do you direct it where you want, like a martial artist, or do you let it slam into you? There is a similar issue with your use of language, which is the forum for nearly all controversy these days. It will be helpful if you set all use of language in any potentially controversial situation on a 24- to 48-hour delay. Sleep on things for a night or two, including what you hear. You may develop a tendency to hear the things people say to you in the worst possible light, when really, they meant something else, or intended a different inflection of meaning. Therefore, slow down and contemplate your moves. You need to have a clear set of strategies to follow in a focused, disciplined, and intentional way. You may need support. Get some advisors you trust. You don't have to do what they say; rather, you only need to take it under careful advisement.

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Month Number 7
July
2020
July 01 2020
Pisces
It has not been easy for you to get a grip this year, though you've accomplished more than you may think. Jupiter, your ruling planet (from classical astrology), is in its best possible position -- in positive alignment with your modern ruler, Neptune, which is giving you a sense of your true potential. However, Jupiter has a way of expanding everything it touches and at the moment is in close contact with Pluto, which can make connecting with your purpose seem a bit overwhelming. Neptune is in your sign, which is making your potential about as easy to grasp as a greased eel. There is also a clarity issue: it's not easy for you to discern what is real and what is not; what you want and what you don't; who is helpful and who is not. Here is a clue: you need very basic criteria for these things, which you apply sooner rather than later. However, the second half of the year brings an upswing. The Sun has moved in your favor, and there's about to be a total eclipse in the most daring, dynamic angle of your solar chart. This represents you being willing to take a chance on yourself; it represents an opening; and most of all, it describes you moving into one of those deeply intuitive phases of how you relate to your own creativity. Set your priorities carefully. You will have abundant energy going forward, which can only be drained by misunderstanding, pointless controversy, or wasting your time on goals not specifically relevant to you. Therefore, focus your priorities. Know what you want and need, resolve to create that and that alone, and stand your full height as you walk through the world.

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Month Number 8
August
2020
August 01 2020
Aries
The current phase of your life, through January, comes with the theme of cultivating self-confidence. You may think you're a self-assured person, though this astrology will take you deeper and help you question yourself in worthwhile ways. I'm talking about something different from assertiveness or being extroverted. True confidence leans back a little more than it leans forward. It includes the patience to pause and observe and make the most of what you learn from doing so. Then there is how you deal with your own weaknesses and limitations, to turn them to your favor rather than have them work to your detriment. That may be the most important facet of self-confidence you will discover early on in the experience, which involves Mars' retrograde in your sign, making this the longest visit of your ruler in Aries in 32 years. This stretches in total, including the retrograde in the autumn, from July into January. This is a rare event, and you have an unusual learning opportunity. Use it well.

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Month Number 8
August
2020
August 01 2020
Taurus
Consider whether you still place too much emphasis on belief as the one and only thing that guides you. There are many better ways to influence the course of your life. Belief tends to be a dangerous blind spot because it conceals lack of knowledge. You will soon embark on a phase of your life where your leadership skills will be developed, expanded, and tested by circumstances. For that, you will need to have excellent intelligence, in the sense of the presidential daily briefing: real information you can use to make important decisions. To clear space for this, develop the skill of knowing when you're speculating. When you are, admit it -- it feels good, and it reminds you that you actually need to know what is available to find out. You don't need to be in possession of the bottom-line fundamental truth at all times; that's an impossible standard. But you definitely must know when you don't know -- that's the most valuable information there is. And remember, information isn't meant to that make you "look bad." It's meant to help you develop a reliable strategy to find real resolutions to real challenges.

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Month Number 8
August
2020
August 01 2020
Gemini
There's been a lot of activity in the financial sector of your chart the past couple of months, which I suspect has brought you a significant number of ideas and a determination to create a consistent flow of resources. One challenge of your financial picture is that it tends to run in cycles more than for most people. These might be feast or famine scenarios or busy season vs. slow season situations. Yet, as you have studied these patterns, you have seen that they're as predictable as the tides. One way to handle this is to put abundant energy into making sure you have sufficient cash reserves to smooth over the bumps (which I know is a stretch, but also a necessity). You also want to work with natural tendencies, such as heading out to sea when the tide is going out, and heading back to port when the tide is coming in. This way, you're not "going against the tide." You still have a few days to study your income and spending trends. Really -- pull the numbers together, take a look at them, and figure out what they mean. Notice where your spending habits connect with how you feel emotionally about your resources on any given day. Once Venus enters this area of your chart, you will have more than enough information to make more balanced choices. This will improve not only your bank balance but your self-confidence, too.

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Month Number 8
August
2020
August 01 2020
Cancer
The past month has come with an impressive deluge of astrology in your sign, including a solar eclipse, Mercury retrograde making all kinds of fancy moves, and a New Moon opposite Saturn. Plus, there has been no shortage of activity in your partnership house (Jupiter conjunct Pluto, and Saturn making a return) and more still in your career house (Mars conjunct Chiron headed for a retrograde cycle). So, how has it been? What have you been learning? Do you feel like you're making progress? For the current state of the world, mere survival is doing well, though I reckon you're doing much better -- and aspects this month will continue to work in your favor. Therefore, proceed with awareness and a positive attitude when it comes to accomplishing your most cherished goals. Your work matters right now, you are visible, and people are counting on you. Those are ideal circumstances for living out your dharma. If others around you are not doing as well, remember: your role is to be helpful in the ways you can.

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Month Number 8
August
2020
August 01 2020
Leo
The Sun has now entered your sign, which always comes as a relief. It may feel as if this has come with the release of considerable emotional pressure, which let go all at once as the Sun returned to the only sign where it holds rulership. The bottom-line message of your solar return chart is that you must take care of yourself. Through this whole COVID crisis, I've been studying people's ideas of self-care and noticing a deficit. Pretty much everything depends on how well you take care of yourself, and that will require having knowledge. By that I mean knowledge of what you eat, and what your body needs; of any health issues you may face, and any medications you may take; and how to reduce your stress level. All of this is founded on your ability to study, to learn, and to be introspective -- commodities in short supply these days. Yet they must be in abundant supply for you if you are to make progress with your future plans, which becomes easier once you get into the flow of this month's events.

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Month Number 8
August
2020
August 01 2020
Virgo
You need to express yourself where people can see and hear you. The desire to do so may be bursting out of you right now. The solution to your creative challenges could not be more perfect: to take a chance and put your most personal, most meaningful work into the public eye. True art, though it must aspire to quality, is always an experiment. To be meaningful, the maker of the work must go so far as to wake up with a vulnerability hangover for a few days. For you, this means going out to a personal, emotional edge and revealing something of yourself about which you feel a combination of reluctance and urgency. While this could include viewpoints on certain issues (about which you will feel better being honest), it looks like something deeper and more personal. You are in a moment of inner breakthrough. If you aspire for that to be creative, your springboard is the intimately personal nature of what you share or describe about yourself and your world.

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Month Number 8
August
2020
August 01 2020
Libra
If there is an important matter of your relationship life that you're working through, particularly a decision that must be made, you are in your moment. It's likely you've thought it through many times over and know exactly where you stand with yourself and where you wish to stand with others. Consider this an experiment on the level of a deep, structural change that will benefit you as you work out the kinks. You do not need to accomplish the type of relational change you're wanting to create, though a decision supported by decisive action will be enough to get you started. The real choice is not just your mental state; what you actually do is what pushes your edge and establishes you in new territory. You now have the emotional confidence and foundation to take this step. Your reputation is sufficiently established to stand in who you are with your whole being. One of the most brilliant fortune cookies I ever got read, "Be resolutely who you are. Be humbly who you aspire to be." That would serve you well at this time in your life.

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Month Number 8
August
2020
August 01 2020
Scorpio
This is a good time to contemplate the extent to which every question is actually a spiritual question -- meaning, something pertaining to the nature of your existence. Perhaps you've already known this for a long time or have not yet given it words and formed concepts. Any real question you ask ought to shake you up a little. That's how you know it's real, and the shakeup can make little cracks in your psyche that allow truth and light to shine in. Your chart at the moment is focused on the theme of wellness, how you take care of yourself, and what you do with your days: the purpose you serve, and whether you have arranged your life so that fulfilling your purpose nourishes you. This is not about work-life balance. Rather, it's about being alive, in all that you do. Ultimately the question of life, and the fact of existence, is a spiritual issue, and you are at a point where you must ask about it sincerely. That means giving up all the fake answers that have been thrust upon you so many times. You need and deserve better.

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Month Number 8
August
2020
August 01 2020
Sagittarius
Part of getting your life in order involves resolving a situation regarding your personal resources. This could be the lingering results of a past situation or getting a new or current agreement tuned to mutually beneficial terms. If this represents something from the past, use the leverage you now have and address the situation. There is plenty you can do. If this is about present circumstances, keep the discussion focused on what works for everyone, including you. There are sufficient resources to go around. Yet the most important resources are emotional, and those will lead to awareness of the others involved in your personal circumstances. Too often, people experience their lives from only their point of view. Others give that up entirely and live vicariously through the "other." Neither of these will help you now. You must accurately assess the value you bring to each situation on mutually helpful terms, or none at all, to have a sense of what is truly happening.

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Month Number 8
August
2020
August 01 2020
Capricorn
Venus opposite your sign, where all the action of Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto is taking place, is an urgent reminder that you must update your files and live in the present rather than in the past. Even if you have lingering matters to resolve, you can only do that now. You might not think you're ready, though in the way you view it, readiness is a standard you might not ever attain. There is a difference between wanting to be prepared and being reticent to experiment. A relationship may provide an opportunity for you to enter new territory, though the motivation must come from you. There is only one way to gain confidence, which is to gain experience -- of a kind you've never had before. We might sum this up in two questions: If you choose to grow or explore something unfamiliar, whom do you fear would not approve? If so, why do you care?

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Month Number 8
August
2020
August 01 2020
Aquarius
The past seems to weigh on you, even as you know so much more is possible. Your situation appears to be self-contained, as if you live in a reality you cannot escape. This belief seems to "prove" itself over and over again through your experiences, though maybe experience is the thing you need more of. There is a concept of karma which holds that "no one can escape what they create." Even if that were true, the way to escape would be to create something else, something beyond what you know. As it turns out, at the moment, this would be something about yourself. Your ancestors are involved, so your introspective search might need to go back three generations before you find the gem you are seeking. Note that when you have it in hand, it might not seem like much. You might not be impressed. But if you sit with this little nugget of knowledge a while, you will discover something meaningful about yourself, something that will change your life if you let it.

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Month Number 8
August
2020
August 01 2020
Pisces
There is only so much you may be able to do to change the world, though there is plenty you can learn from observing it. You might not like what you see. You are keenly aware of the kinds of cruelty and actions based in ignorance that people are capable of perpetuating against one another and, at times, against everyone. As an old soul, born in the sign of the fishes in the great cosmic ocean, you have learned the art of adaptation -- and that is what you need to do. One way you will benefit from adapting is through bringing your curiosity and creativity into this weird, new, chaotic world we are living in. Where you want to assert yourself is not against anything or anyone, but creatively, into your own personal frontier -- artistic, erotic, romantic -- whatever you feel called to, curious about, or desiring of. Adopt a strategy of letting everyone else do all the freaking out. The truth is, people live out their own agenda, whatever the weather.

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Month Number 9
September
2020
September 01 2020
Aries
This equinox month brings transformational moments your way. And it can take some experience not to be swung around by your astrology, or to get past feeling like a dancing marionette on strings at the world's mercy. That is, however, the right goal. At the moment, the condition of Mars in Aries (your birth or rising sign) describes you under maximum stress as it slows to retrograde motion on Sept. 9th and makes the second of three rounds of square alignments to the mighty planetary lineup in Capricorn all month. This is an era-defining moment for you and the rest of the world, set in the context of a time when everything is changing. Including your priorities and desires for the future. Yet despite all the debris flying from various hurricanes and tornadoes, earthquakes and meltdowns, you personally are the one developing in a way that stands apart from the planetary mayhem. In a sense, you are a forerunner of the kinds of personal changes that will be necessary for the planet to organize itself into a new schema. However, this is not a one-and-done deal. It will be necessary to organize a strategy that allows you to create a medium-range plan that will take you into the beginning of next year. It will be important to remind yourself to keep your focus on the personal level. You are going through a most intimate, intense, unusual transformation, and you will need to rise to personal challenges that will be a worthwhile cost of admission to a new life.

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Month Number 9
September
2020
September 01 2020
Taurus
Yours is the sign of tradition, which is the thing presently collapsing. You are personally in an odd position here, with Uranus in your birth sign shaking up your reality and pushing you into a future that's yet to be created. Change is not always progress. Yet with your knowledge of the past, and your attachment to some of its ways, you must be the mediator of that in your life, and in whatever domain you supervise. Few troubleshooters fly around dressed as caped crusaders, sorting out impossible situations; most of them work on a much more discreet level. Some things that are time-honored deserve to exist. Others are best left by the wayside, or recycled, or repurposed. I would propose that the basis for deciding is what connects you to your inherent humanity: your sensitivity, your physical wellbeing, your ability to nourish yourself and others. You're one of those people who, with the right word or action, can diffuse tensions and promote positivity. Yet there is an inner pressure at the moment leading you to initiate your own sort of progress. This might be easy to ignore, like a desire you put in the back of your mind, until it's not. Then you can't un-want what you want. Which can only be fulfilled by real world experience. We could say that your primary responsibility is to not digitize yourself; to not allow yourself to be genetically modified; to not allow yourself to be turned into an avatar or representation of yourself. That means honoring your physical form and your desire to grow and to change, and recognizing these as your anchor to life and to the Earth.

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Month Number 9
September
2020
September 01 2020
Gemini
Your words matter, as do the words of others, and you would be wise to measure them. Yet even as you write or speak, having done your best to be aware and cautious, speaking the truth will feel dangerous. That's how you know you're doing it. There is actual personal risk involved, which is why so few people can bring themselves to do it. Sadly, this translates for many to censoring their thoughts, which in turn requires attempting to regulate their feelings. This is most often done through some form of guilt we accumulated along the way when we attempted being honest. The result is that many people's relationship to their personal truth is walking around like a spring ready to snap. No drug can solve this problem. Therapy can provide space to open up, though even there, lack of trust can present obstacles to sincerity (which is the objective). The trust that can facilitate sincerity is itself daring and requires a willingness to make mistakes, to get hurt, and to experience the consequences of your ideas -- whatever they may be. The movements of your ruler, Mercury, indicate that levels of understanding and cooperation can reach new heights. And yes, words are important, but don't forget, actions always speak louder than words.

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Month Number 9
September
2020
September 01 2020
Cancer
Venus in your sign has encouraged you to go deep into your feelings, and to count that and that alone as being alive. Feeling is different from emoting. Emoting is an outwardly expressed gesture, a kind of psychic exhale. To feel is the opposite: to be sensitive, receptive, and aware. To feel is to receive, including receiving from yourself. There is an art to this, and it's up to you to develop and master it. This could be described as the true meaning of emotional intelligence: a degree of sensitivity that includes self-awareness and also environmental awareness. Your psychic instrument is tuned to the degree where you can not only filter out external static but also learn from your surroundings. Venus has already guided you through some challenging territory the past month or so, and there may have been days when you felt overwhelmed. I would reckon, however, that you were not at any point unable to handle the flow of events, and that you responded appropriately most of the time. The thing to be mindful of is any past sense of being injured. Do not take that out on the present. Venus will spend this month helping you rid yourself of any lingering doubts you may have regarding your abilities, your worth, or that you have the support and more than enough resources on hand to take care of your needs. It is interesting how our perspectives change once we take time to notice and appreciate what we already have.

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Month Number 9
September
2020
September 01 2020
Leo
There are some matters for which there is only a spiritual solution. The whys and wherefores of the world do not give answers. The tactics and strategies of the world do not get a desired outcome. It is, therefore, necessary to refer to another kind of intelligence, another source of knowledge and healing. The purpose of the spiritual path, of the whole spiritual project, is to prepare a person to have access to this type of intelligence all the time. One of the most distinctive features of Leo is that Aries, the sign of self, is in the 9th solar house, that of the higher self, the spiritual force, and religious orders. Ask yourself what it would feel like to have permanent access to spiritual intelligence as an innate part of your character. If Leo is said to be a self-centered sign, this is due to the Sun (the luminary said to rule Leo) being located at the center of the solar system. It could be that yours is the only sign associated with a star, not an orbiting body. However, to place the sign associated with self-determination in the house of spirit means that you approach cosmic matters with a measure of autonomy. This may not make the quest any easier, only more meaningful. Now that Venus, the planet of love and luck, moves into your own sign this month, where it will remain throughout September, you can expect a series of changes to occur. Positive changes, of course! They won't be any other kind (as you would expect on the spiritual plane of existence), even though you may sometimes feel challenged. If your current situation feels idyllic, be even more reassured. Although inevitable moments of stress and doubt will occur, any discoveries you make this month will lead to immensely valuable developments.

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Month Number 9
September
2020
September 01 2020
Virgo
In astrology, Virgo is considered the sign of service. You pride yourself on your competence and dedication to whatever life calling you have chosen. Yet you must guard against getting so caught up in the details of your devotion that it becomes more like self-sacrifice. This can lead to exhaustion, which shows up as doubting yourself and imagining everybody else is doing everything perfectly and living much better lives than they are. But things are about to change. This is your birthday month, and even though you may not win vast sums of money, your gains will be far greater. You have the potential to discover the kind of contentment others only dream of. Something in you is pushing its way out; you may experience this as a sense of nervousness, or feeling lost or a little odd. I suspect you will feel better as the month begins with the Sun and Mercury in your sign. However, feeling better is not necessarily what you want. Some irritation, agitation, or other impetus for change and progress will help you at the moment. That may come in the form of not knowing something, not understanding, not having the answer, and the resulting state of provocation. If you are confused, feel your confusion. If you are disoriented, feel yourself spinning a little, wondering which way to go. That you might be in this state means that you are not in a state of false certainty. That's the one thing you don't want. It may seem that there is a fine line these days, or a whole valley full of fog, between knowing and not knowing, certainty and false certainty. I'll give you a clue: knowing rarely comes with the sensation of being certain. There is always a little hesitancy.

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Month Number 9
September
2020
September 01 2020
Libra
You would be wise to step back and observe what a close partner is going through, rather than jumping in, getting involved, and making unhelpful assumptions. Observing means being curious and includes listening, watching, noticing, and making gentle inquiries when you think you have an opening to do so. Yet it's crucial that whoever is involved make their own decisions and have their own basis for doing so. There may be much you don't know about the inner process of someone close to you -- actually, that is the safer bet. So when it comes to their choices and the foundations on which they rest, that is where you need to be at arm's length. Meanwhile, there is some quality of this unusual activity in your opposite sign, Aries -- including Mars square a number of heavy-hitting planets in Capricorn -- that is influencing your whole environment, including your home and family. Although there still exist in your world guidelines that must be followed and protocols that need to be adhered to, the month creates opportunities for you to make your voice heard. Being overlooked is not a viable option for long. You have valuable contributions to make, and you'll find the courage to speak your truth. It will be helpful if you choose your companions by noticing those who are fully committed to living their life on Earth and in their senses, instead of wasting your time on those who are uncertain and who seem like they may someday be walking around wearing virtual reality goggles.

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Month Number 9
September
2020
September 01 2020
Scorpio
Take note of a new professional opportunity that becomes available. This may be something you thought was past its prime, or an offer that had expired. Actually, it was just on hold. It may be something that comes to you or something you reach toward. Either way, it comes with the realization that you are not too late, though you thought you were. Meanwhile, keep your focus on what you're doing day-to-day. The reality of what you do and how you do it is up for some review. You are someone who is capable of taking actual pride in your work; now would be an excellent time to dial that in and focus on a plan to improve your daily life, including habits and attending to health matters. Other aspects in your chart point to you being uniquely situated to notice something that would blow past many other people, stump them, or seem irrelevant. You can recognize its true significance. This is likely to be something in the form of a creative leap and could range from implementing a more productive process at work to a sudden insight into a relationship matter. This same astrology could be described as making a profound discovery about yourself, particularly how you relate to the work you do and why it is so important to you.

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Month Number 9
September
2020
September 01 2020
Sagittarius
You've been putting up with a challenging scenario lately. The good news is that this month offers an opportunity to bring about a significant change. The issue is that the idea of turning everything on its head brings its own set of challenges. Instead, sometimes, almost despite ourselves, we prefer things to stay the way they are. But it's now time to let go of the anxieties of your family, particularly your mother. Before you do that, though, you can use the energy of Mars turning retrograde in your 5th house of fun and creativity to turn them into some exaggerated cartoon form, so you can see them for what they are. It will help if you write down at least five things she said to you that in some way propagated self-doubt. Most of them were probably small and happened fairly young. Then use those five ideas to create a psychological profile of her. For the final step, ask yourself if this really describes you. Does this represent the person you want to be? What progress have you made through your own growth and spiritual exploration? You have indeed covered territory, though there might be something holding you back, some thread that connects you not just to your own past but to hers or even your grandmother's. This could be a single idea, a self-concept, a notion about relationships or gender roles. You might not even think it limits you in any way, though, if there is a blind spot, now is the time to discover what is lurking behind it. Then you can move ahead unencumbered by doubt.

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Month Number 9
September
2020
September 01 2020
Capricorn
Some healers work on the principle that our bodies contain invisible lines of energy. They believe that, with the application of pressure on these channels, it's possible to influence our physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Thus, the application of a tiny amount of pressure can have a profound effect. The pressure on you lately has been anything but tiny, although it has had a profound effect. So how have the past weeks, months and even years been for you, emotionally and as you relate to your sense of grounding and safety? Or, said in spiritual terms, how is your root chakra doing lately? I suspect this could be going a few ways, none of them particularly subtle. You might be feeling radically insecure. On the other hand, you may be feeling the drive to finally get grounded and call yourself fully present on the physical plane. Ultimately, this is the thing your whole being is craving. You might be noticing that opportunities for experience and advancement in physical reality are fewer and further between these days. So you will need to be attentive when it comes to spotting them, and resist the temptation to do everything in some form of digital (artificial intelligence, out of body) environment. Staying close to the Earth in the coming months is important. Staying close to the people you care about is perhaps more important, though they can go together. This is about remaining human and being proud of your humanity under considerable pressure not to be so.

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Month Number 9
September
2020
September 01 2020
Aquarius
Even though we try hard to empathize, we have to accept that, ultimately, we find one another hard to understand. Even though we might be able to make sense of what others are saying, we forget that emotions are often illogical and that feelings are almost impossible to explain. We frequently don't understand why we feel what we feel -- and often, when we think we know, we're wrong! Venus in your opposite sign, Leo, will draw back a few layers of a relationship, and you'll be able to get a look at what is going on inside. You may not find out everything, though you will learn a lot more than you knew, including a few things you were not expecting. Some things you will like and some you may not. One thing is central to the discussion: you cannot compromise who you are at your core for the sake of another person. Neither can you expect anyone else to do so. You can make choices about what you emphasize. You can find the best meeting places in any relationship and work with them. But you must be who you are, and let others be who they are, for there to be any common ground to stand on. This may seem like an increasingly strange concept in a world where so much is based on fantasy. It will also be one of increasing value.

SOC Monthly Horoscope
Month Number 9
September
2020
September 01 2020
Pisces
We all understand that nothing lasts forever. That's why we hold on tightly to things we care about and focus attention on whatever seems to be permanent in our beliefs. It's also why we're so easily carried away by drama and distractions. It's much easier to get worked up about nothing than face the reality that nothing is worth getting worked up about. Well... that's what we think. Yet your philosophical Piscean approach brings perspective by placing an emphasis on your long-term finances this month, and through the duration of Mars' retrograde (from Sept. 9 through Nov. 13). Your new and evolving financial orientation must realistically fit the actual conditions of the world in which you live, which places you at an advantage. You will need some guts to make the most of this, and also to act on what you know is a good idea in a timely fashion. Your state of awareness is your cue: once you have a grasp on something and have eliminated other possibilities as not viable or worthwhile, that is the time to take action. You are accustomed to things taking a long time, though at a certain point even a delay turns into a sort of forward motion. But you are the connecting bridge, the continuity, and the organizing principle. Keep that in mind even as society seems to descend into a strange form of disembodied chaos. The things to hold onto are your connections to what is quantifiable: time, space, direction, voice contact, eye contact. These will serve you well.