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September 4 – 10, 2013


For All Signs: Mars, the ancient god of war, is in a challenging position to both Saturn (the teacher) and Pluto (the Powers that Be). Events of this week may harken back to July and August of 2012, just over one year ago. Mars represents going after something or someone we want. It takes action without hesitation. Given its arrangement in the sky now, there are two planets that are stronger than Mars which must be challenged. Good wisdom says it is best to back off the desire/urge to take the plunge. The booty would cost much more than it is worth. Traffic accidents increase in times such as this because everyone is in a hurry. If someone cuts you off on the road, don’t let rage put you into a useless battle.

Aries:  You may be taking a sober look at one or more relationships.  Even the very closest friends cannot know each other from the inside.  Sometimes we forget this fact and need to become aware that we are actually separate beings, sharing when we can.  Sometimes our energy is too low to be there for one another.

Taurus:  You may experience some physical discomfort due to environmental stressors at home or work.  Those who suffer allergies need to use special caution in avoidance this week.  Your physical cycle is on a mild dip.  Rest plenty and take your vitamins.  You may need to take a short break in your workout regimen.

Gemini:  You have a number of things to handle concerning property and family this week.  High tech equipment may be part of the scenery.  Give careful thought to what you say because hurtful statements may drop out of your mouth.  Mercury, your ruling planet, moves into the sector of life related to children, recreation, personal creativity, and romance on the 9th. 

Cancer:  This is a good week to travel or at least to get out of the house.  Although money may feel tight, choose little trips that cost relatively nothing, like a picnic in the park or a visit to a gallery.  Enjoy members of the family, or your significant other.  Avoid hot topics.  They may need to be discussed, but wait until a better time.

Leo:  Give careful attention to your car and also to any machinery you may be handling.  Equipment breakdowns are possible at home as well.  Of course they always come at highly inconvenient times.  Be prepared with backup or extra parts.  Your reflexes are off.  Use general caution with the world of the physical during this period.

Virgo: As the week begins, you have a number of projects that will keep you busy.  You are instinctively hurrying to finish things so you can move forward.  Although normally tactful, there is a possibility that your tone of speech may be clipped and will hurt someone.  It could also be the other way around.  If so, don’t swallow it. 

Libra:  Events of this week trigger your sense of compassion and draw you into the need to assist in the healing of another.  As you live into this experience, you will discover that having compassion also heals you.  Your spirit is lifted.  Don’t ignore the call. If you have allergies, you may be in need of some of that healing for yourself.

Scorpio: This is a time in which you will be required to work extra hard just to maintain the status quo.  It has already started and will continue for another couple of weeks.  You must use your stamina and internal grit to stay with it, but soon this test will be over.  Take very good care of your physical self at this time.

Sagittarius:  Your mood is expansive and optimistic this week.  It is one of those "good luck" times that occasionally happen to the Archers.  You have a grasp of the big picture and could use this energy to promote your projects and gain support.  Or you could simply kick back and enjoy the good feelings.

Capricorn: Aspects suggest you may be feeling irritable and critical this week.  Objects and people are just not cooperating, and you may also be worrying about finances and investments.  Some of these things are a reality, but in the greater scheme of things, it is a temporary droop.  Concentrate on holding peace inside yourself. 

Aquarius:  Oops!  This is clearly a rough patch in your relationship(s).  The arena may play out in your primary partnership or in your work/career situation.  Though someone may be goading you, you know this is not the time to lose your temper or try to make peace.  Just give it a wide berth until the time is better.

Pisces:  You have several aspects that favor romance, the arts, and things of beauty.  You may be the happy recipient of small gifts, compliments or favors from others.   Your mind wants to wander in the world of fantasy, daydreams, good books, and music.  It is not a great week for getting things done, but you will enjoy the journey.

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