Take off your rose-colored glasses; it is neither easy nor wise for you to gloss things over now. In the aftermath of July’s epic run of eclipses (and their ongoing aftershocks) comes reality-check time. For most of us, this is an ideal month to take careful stock of our personal and professional lives.
LEO: THE LONG VIEW
You Leos are currently in a stress-packed phase. But just as a diamond reaches its brilliance only after being subjected to extreme pressure, and then refined, you are granted the opportunity this period to polish your act. You have certainly had your resilience tested by the events of the past, but this has encouraged you to reinvent yourself and hone your survival instincts. Now you are well prepared for whatever bumps may lie in the road ahead. Take power from your uniqueness, your strong identity, and your sense of purpose. Although you’ve faced adversity, your chance to have the last laugh is approaching.
LEO (July 23-August 22)
The rash of eclipses had far-reaching effects on your sign. Even though it may have pushed all of your most sensitive buttons, you have still managed to stay in control. Look on the bright side: These recent trials have revealed your true friends and new options, and put you in touch with your needs. Once this month is through, you can expect to get right back to business as usual.
VIRGO (August 23-September 22)
Having your life run like clockwork is very important to you. But lately, no matter how hard you tried to force everything to operate on a schedule, it wouldn’t do so! This month, life continues to be unpredictable and uncontrollable. Throw away your regular routine and live moment to moment now; allow destiny to do its work. You will be pleasantly surprised by the treasures that the fickle finger of fate delivers to your doorstep.
LIBRA (September 23-October 23)
It’s time to buckle down and lay the groundwork for the future. If you do, you will soon reap the rewards. Although there may be chaos swirling all around you now, you will be able to keep your cool because you are tapped in to the higher powers. In fact, some Librans will find themselves in the middle of a lucky streak. To help this luck along, don’t test it. Instead, withdraw from any potentially troublesome activities, risky business, or relationship tensions that may ruffle your inner calm.
SCORPIO (October 24-November 21)
Once upon a time, you Scorpios believed that you had a master plan for the rest of your life, but this month finds you back at the drawing board. Suddenly, new options, players, and changed conditions have turned your world around, and you can expect more of the same to come. Do not race out and do anything drastic; your life is still a work in progress. In fact, it would be wise to let the kicked-up dust from the recent eclipses settle before you put any new game plan in motion.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)
This month you will feel as if you have taken a dose of cosmic tonic. A time of revival is upon you, particularly close to the end of the month. Now you will discover that situations you had written off, relationships that had lost their magic, and other lost causes could return as if brand new. With surprises like these looming, be prepared to think and act on your feet, and don’t give up on anybody or anything. Perseverance will work wonders.
CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)
Your astrological alarm is set to wake you up this month and encourage you to get with the program. Daydreaming can be nice: Watching romances unfold on the silver screen, reading novels, and allowing your head to fill with idealistic notions are all fine pursuits. But you should realize that this form of musing doesn’t always pay the bills. When you don’t scandalously dressed as Salammbo, the skimpily clad temptress in Flaubert’s novel of the same name. When the countess agreed to pose publicly in a tableau vivant for charity soon afterward, a friend suggested that she appear in her Etruscan costume to prove the charges of indecency false. Castiglione had her own plans. To the melancholy strains of Chopin’s funeral march, she appeared in the modest habit of a Carmelite nun, ensconced in a grotto bearing the facetious title “The Hermit of Passy”; the fashionable crowds, spurred on by gossip that Castiglione was going to appear seminude in a re-creation of Ingres’s La Source, were bitterly disappointed by the chaste apparition on exhibit. Melodramatically ripping her costume, Castiglione fled the scene in a rage and later railed in her journals about the vulgarity and rudeness that surrounded her.
Once again, the countess found herself snubbed by all. In her ascendancy, she had put energy and thought into real-life situations, they often unravel. With pressing deadlines and the need to make decisions coming up this month, it may be wise to put your fantasies on hold and get back to the business of your life againit needs you!
AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)
When you keep on doing the same old things, how can you expect to get different results? Now is the time to make some changes, so put on your thinking cap, because you are tuned in to higher inspiration and expanded enthusiasm this month. In fact, if you really put your mind to work, you will be able to solve difficult problems and outsmart any opposition. On many levels, from romance to business, your creativity is highlighted. This is a great month to devise new plans, instigate new deals, or write your memoirs.
PISCES (February 19-March 20)
Hindsight is your most valuable teacher, Pisces, so look to it for guidance. The past may have taught you that other people’s advice, investment tips, or cures do not always work for you. This month is a good time to keep this lesson in mind. The people around you will be full of shortcuts or suggestions, but most of their bright ideas are off track for you. Instead, you w’ould do well to trust your own instincts. If you let others lead you, you are sure to end up off course.
ARIES (March 21-April 19)
Your life has seldom had a dull moment recently, Aries. Some of you have had your time and energy drained by family affairs. If you felt pressured and even under siege last month (because of the volatile nature of the three eclipses), you should discover you are merrily back in the swing of things. But before you eagerly head off toward new thrills or adventures, it may be prudent to consider whether you said or did anything that might have rocked your business, financial, or relationship boat. This is a good time to do damage control. Go out of your way to make amends with those around you.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
Being a seeker of security, you love to have solid foundations and a long-term plan to follow. A predictable routine is your ideal way of living life. In fact, you probably already have your April activities carefully mapped out, but don’t bank on them running according to schedule. While you are busy making your schemes, fate is finding ways to change them. So when things suddenly take a turn in a different direction this month, don’t become alarmed. Instead, try to see yourself as going on a date with destiny.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
In the cosmic game plan, you are a major player and participant this month. A whirlwind is stirring things up around you, and you may feel tugged and pulled in unusual directions. Two opposing astro-forces are vying for your attention. Jupiter, the have-it-all planet, and Saturn, the minimalist planet, both want you to live by their doctrines. So if you shop and then regret the indulgence, speak and then want to take back the words, or go out partying and then wish you had just stayed home, blame it on these conflicting forces. They are filling you up with inconsistency.
CANCER (June 22-July 22)
What do you really want? What are your plans for the future? These are the big questions you are probably asking yourself this month. Anything and everything is possible for you now, and intuitively you know this! That’s why you are in a position where you could turn your whole life on a dime and love doing it. There is a special brand of dynamic energy both within and around you. You may even feel as if there is an electric twang running through you. This is because you are operating in a different zone of feeling, and it is encouraging you to go the extra mile and to follow your dreams.
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