A new chapter for Gemini, twists and turns for Virgo. Read on to see what the stars have in store this week, from Diane’s astrologer Shelley von Strunckel.
March 20 – April 18
Once you understand you’re in a cycle that’s about discovery, instead of battling changes, you’ll recognize them as an invitation to explore, and do so. With eclipses on September 1st and 16th shaking up elements of your life, work or daily routine, you’re urged to be flexible about both existing arrangements and new ventures. Explore everything. What’s least expected could work out brilliantly in the long run.
April 19 – May 19
You know the activities and people you enjoy and, just as much, what you don’t. So when the events triggered by Thursday’s eclipsed New Moon force you into unfamiliar territory, you are not happy. Despite that, don’t say no. This is kick-starting a cycle of growth and exploration that will shake things up a bit, but in wonderful and, often, long overdue ways.
May 20 – June 19
The confusion introduced by your ruler Mercury’s retrograde cycle, which begins Tuesday and lasts until 22 September, is nothing new. Now, however, that disarray highlights crucial questions about your domestic or working life and, especially, the need to do things differently, if not make serious changes. So when certain of those arrangements come undone, as is likely, recognize that as the beginning of a new chapter.
June 20 – July 21
As a Cancerian, you’ve an instinctive understanding of the lunar cycle. Thus, you welcome the stillness of Thursday’s New Moon. Yet it’s the first of two eclipses, the second’s on September 16th. Both are about breakthroughs, some welcome, others less so. Urgent as decisions about these and other matters seem, this period is as much about rethinking your perspective and priorities as the changes, ultimately, you’ll make.
July 22 – August 21
While there’s no way around complications involving everything from practical or financial matters to issues with loved ones, the clarity you gain will prove valuable. These and other perplexing questions are preparing you for the thrilling, if unexpected, developments that arise next week. Every fact you must gather and informative conversation you have now will provide information that will be crucial to decisions you’re making then.
August 22 – September 21
You’re superb at organising your own life and others’, but occasionally over-plan. However with your ruler Mercury retrograde in your sign, from Tuesday, and the Virgo eclipsed New Moon, on Thursday, shaking things up, life’s about the unexpected. While you can’t predict the nature or extent of developments, at least you can ensure whatever you organize is flexible enough to ride out those twists and turns.
September 22 – October 21
If it seems destiny is determined to declutter your life, that’s true. While you’re undoubtedly relieved to see certain situations, alliances or obligations go, saying farewell to others is far more difficult. Yet in every case these are decluttering your mind, and your life, and making way for the powerful cycle of growth and good fortune triggered by mighty Jupiter’s move into Libra on 9 September.
October 22 – November 20
Over recent weeks often you’ve been forced to either go along with others’ questionable decisions or abandon your plans in favour of those made by certain individuals. While, at the time, you were fuming or struggling to escape, you now recognize how beneficial these were. Better yet, they’ve prepared you for the easier, if not actually thrilling, but as unexpected, changes unfolding between now and mid-September.
November 21 – December 20
It would be no surprise if you’re still wrestling with the seemingly unfair demands or, possibly, unwelcome changes triggered by potent aspects involving Mars and tough Saturn, in Sagittarius. However, you’re already recognising their potential and, over the coming weeks, will actually be thankful they took place. For now, focus on learning about these and the people they’re introducing into your life. You’ll be fascinated.
December 21 – January 19
Capricorn may be the most decisive sign of the zodiac. But it’s only now that circumstances are preventing you making plans or taking action, that you recognize the importance of being in control. Still, with Mars in the most strategic portion of your chart until the end of September, your life’s about reflection. Dull? No way. You’re preparing for the dynamic cycle that October is all about.
January 20 – February 18
Annoying as certain bizarre and often perplexing situations may be, they’re introducing you to fascinating people or the kind of ideas you really enjoying exploring. If there’s any problem, it’s that others won’t always share your enthusiasm. It makes no difference if it’s family, close friends or colleagues, take a break from them, too. In every way these changes, even if temporary, will hugely enliven your life.
February 19 – March 19
As an intuitive Piscean, you already sense change is coming. And between Thursday’s eclipsed New Moon, and the lunar eclipse, on 16 September, both of which raise questions about elements of your life you’ve struggled to keep as they are, you could be anxious. However, your intuition rightly tells you these aren’t just inevitable, they’re exactly what’s needed. Undertake them, and you’ll learn why.