August 31 through September 6, 2009
with Elizabeth Joyce
The Air Signs
Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
Now is the time to get in shape. You seem motivated to work hard and keep fit, Air Signs. Mars is encouraging you to be more competitive and aim for your goals. At work you are going to be a hard act to follow, as you seem to be on the ball and ready to tackle any challenge. If you have been procrastinating, use this energy to blast your way through self-imposed obstacles and overcome them. In terms of keeping fit, you may feel motivated to start a diet or begin a daily exercise routine. Regular workouts will be good for you, your circulation, and overall heart health. The presence of Mars in Cancer is stirring up financial situations for you Air Signs. You know how to be shrewd when necessary, but you also need to be more adventurous at times. You’re an excellent salesperson and a genius in so many areas, but sometimes this doesn’t extend to your moneymaking abilities. You can be a bit too cautious. This week a newfound feeling of confidence will make it easier to come up with ideas for new income streams. Mars in Cancer may also encourage you to take a look at your feelings, especially if you have been binge eating and trying to prevent your emotions from surfacing by overeating. Take the time to learn about diet issues and the kind of diet that would suit you and your unique metabolism. Be especially careful on Thursday, as you could get into unnecessary arguments or experience a conflict of interests. If you work for yourself, you may be wondering whether or not it’s worth taking a risk with a new idea. There’s no point unless you’ve done your homework and have a good idea of the possible outcome. Mercury turns retrograde in Libra on Sunday, which may affect travel, especially long distance. It will remain so until September 29. This isn’t the best time to begin major projects or sign important deals. But it is good for research and fact-finding. Your love life is ticking along quite nicely, but if you want some extra fizz and sparkle, you may need to be honest about what you’re feeling and what you really want out of the relationship. Also, if you happen to be going abroad check that you have your passport and all your details and documents in hand. Vacations will be fun – just go with the flow.
Your Love Week —Air Signs:
This week you need to exit the surreal world that you’ve been swimming through for the last few days and reenter the world of the living. Please. Your lover is desperate for you to return – not physically but mentally. He or she misses you desperately, respects your artistic flights of fancy, but wants you back for a while. The bed is just too big without you, and that wall that you’ve been staring at for the past few nights still isn’t producing the answer you seek. How dare you have the audacity to love yourself, Air Signs? Didn’t you know that self-love is a sign of conceit? Hah! That couldn’t be further from the truth. Your sweetheart is very attracted to your rising level of self-confidence as of late. Why? Because this time it isn’t phony. Give it a rest and snuggle up.
Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
You may be thinking up ways to make your money go further. Or you may be wondering how you’re going to get out of your current financial situation and back on track. Mars is giving you the impetus to do something to relieve feelings of pressure. You may also be involved in big business ideas and considering how you can merge talents and resources with a partner to make a profit. Mars is encouraging you to think about making a few changes. This is a good opportunity to get on with house decorating, major DIY projects, remodeling and such. If you’ve been procrastinating, you’ll feel a lot happier for having it all done. This is also a good time to clear out closets and sell or give away anything you aren’t going to be using anymore. It will free up space and free up your creative energy, too. Overall, you continue to be extremely focused on your career goals, although you may be getting tired of the amount of pressure you have to deal with on a daily basis. You’re doing fine, so keep up the good work. Mercury turns retrograde on Sunday and will remain so until September 29. Watch out for misunderstandings with partners and confusion in deals and contracts. If you’re dating, beware of mixed messages or getting appointment details muddled up, all of which could be very embarrassing. Overall, don’t be tempted into closing deals or making purchases, as things may not go according to plan. Mercury retrograde is excellent for seeing life and people from a fresh perspective. Is someone bugging you? Give him or her the benefit of the doubt and, especially, some space. You’re on an interesting learning curve. Venus in Leo brings in a pleasant influence for dating and entertaining. If you’re inviting a group of people out for a meal and a movie, you’ll have a wonderful time. New love affairs will flourish and you’ll enjoy the sheer romance of it all. Try to avoid arguments when Mercury squares Mars on Thursday. It’s most likely to be a domestic issue that gets to you. Shouting isn’t the way to resolve it. Instead, try to talk it over heart to heart.
Your Love Week – Fire Signs:
OK, you had the perfect opportunity to do it last week. Every door was wide open. You’re lucky that your object of affection is a patient soul, because your diplomacy is getting in the way of things. Stop overanalyzing, Fire Signs. You can’t see the future of this relationship, so work in the present. That’s the real truth. Take a breather this week. In fact, take two, would you? Pack up the car with your lover and skip town, even if it’s for the afternoon. This is a mental health emergency, and if anyone will understand, it’s your sweetheart. It will be very rewarding mentally, physically, and emotionally. Fresh perspectives are sometimes all you need, and you need something, and fast. Spend some quiet time and just be.
Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
This week brings you Water Signs a creative streak encouraging you to try your hand at painting, sculpting, collage, and any art or craft activities that give you a real buzz. If you are an entrepreneur you are going to be thinking about new ideas and how you can generate fresh streams of income. Don’t doubt yourself. Focus on what you want to achieve and keep this at the forefront of your mind. You may be thinking up ways to make your money go further. Or you may be wondering how you’re going to get out of your current financial situation and back on track. Mars is giving you the impetus to do something to relieve feelings of pressure. You may also be involved in big business ideas and considering how you can merge talents and resources with a partner to make a profit. Overall, you continue to be extremely focused on your career goals, although you may be getting tired of the amount of pressure you have to deal with on a daily basis. You’re doing fine, so keep up the good work. Mercury turns on Sunday and will remain so until September 29. If you’re dating, beware of mixed messages or getting appointment details muddled up, all of which could be very embarrassing. Your love life looks a lot more interesting now. You are more motivated to go on dates and to look for a suitable companion. When Mercury squares Mars on Thursday you may find yourself in conflict with a bank manager or perhaps a business person about a money matter. Try to find a compromise, as it really isn’t worth arguing about. Mercury is retrograde on Sunday, and from this point you need to be more careful with your credit cards and watch out for banking errors. Take greater precautions when shopping online, as this will help ensure your safety. In the meantime you have three weeks to re-organize your banking system and sort out debts that may be overdue. Overall, don’t be tempted into closing deals or making purchases, as things may not go according to plan. Mercury retrograde is excellent for seeing life and people from a fresh perspective. Is someone bugging you? Give him or her the benefit of the doubt and, especially, some space. You’re on an interesting learning curve.
Your Love Week – Water Signs:
This may be the week to introduce that “new” idea to your lover. Whether domestic, monetary, or very personal, all signs point to yes as far as it’s concerned. Reluctance will be a thing of the past. Water Signs, there’s just a short window for this opportunity, so it must be addressed this week or your sweetheart may change her or his mind. Do you know the real source of the problem? Your sweetheart needs you, but you don’t really need her or him. That doesn’t mean that you don’t love the person; it simply means that you could function easily without him or her. Your awareness of that seemingly scares your lover, even though you’ve never actually voiced it. Perhaps if you emphasize your lover’s importance to you during a quiet time this week, it may help with the awkward vibe. Be assertive. Give it a try. The stars promise lasting results
Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn
The Sun in the sign of Virgo is helping you Earth Signs see your life in a new light. You’re also benefiting from a renewed sense of purpose. Mars is stirring things up and bringing a lot of energy to you. Network, meet new people, and find out how you can get access to clubs or groups that may benefit you in the future. Don’t give up on your dreams; it’s time to persevere. Jupiter retrograde doesn’t mean that your luck has deserted you. Instead, you’re being encouraged to go within and envision what you want to have happen in this area of your life. It’s time to create your own luck by aligning your thinking and being congruent. The more you focus on what you do want to have happen rather than what you don’t, the easier it will be. Mars makes you a lot more vocal and willing to say it like it is. Take advantage of this to resolve issues that have been going on for too long. It’s time to say your peace and put it to rest. This is also a good time to get started on projects that you’ve been thinking about but never gotten around to starting. Don’t get into arguments about money or financial issues on Thursday. A difference of opinion is just that. You are so much more than the money you earn. However, you’ll need to be careful when Mercury turns retrograde on Sunday, because this three-week period isn’t such a good time for signing major deals or contracts or starting projects of some importance. If you have to commit, that’s fine. Just be prepared for the fact that you’ll need to make changes to the schedule. Payments may be delayed or you may find that mistakes are made that affect your financial situation. This is a good time to get unresolved problems sorted out so you have a clean slate. Try not to sign up for mortgages or other loans, as the process may not turn out as you expect. There may be delays and obstacles to getting what you want. Your love life is fairly quiet. There may be a secret affair going on that you don’t want anyone to know about. How long can you bear the tension?
Your Love Week – Earth Signs:
So the waters seem a bit murky this week, your clothes don’t seem to fit the way you want, your love isn’t calling you as much as you’d like, and you’re fed up. Take a deep breath, Earth Signs. Did you ever stop to think that perhaps you control your own surroundings? If your outlook is bleak, then everything else will follow suit. There is so much for you both to enjoy right now. You could have that one great feeling that is all encompassing: passion, kindness, and mystery. And who knows, maybe it could unravel into love. Stop trying to control things. Your intuition is in high gear, and you’re intensely picking up on the other’s feelings. This can be a good thing, but if you don’t leave their energy behind when you go, it could lead to terrible heaviness in your heart. So perhaps if you snap out of it, your nights will be much cozier. In fact, the stars say that’s true. Chin up.