Astrology Forecast for August 25-Sep. 7

By Cortney Litwin/ Staff Writer

Accident-prone Mars collides with confusion-prone Neptune on Aug. 27-28, the last of a debilitating planetary configuration from last week that snarled travel and communications; check your plans carefully. Additional adaptability may be a good thing when the sun opposes chaotic (and enlightening) Uranus from Aug. 31-Sept. 1. A more harmonious Venus-Jupiter influence helps uplift relationships on Sept. 1, a great time for humanitarian activities, and just plain socializing. Next, Pluto turns direct on Sept. 2, which will help accelerate financial transactions and projects that need radical restructuring. And finally, the new moon on the 3rd in analytical Virgo, along with Mercury transiting into Virgo on the 4th, gives a boost to health enthusiasts and service-related work.

If you know your rising sign from your time of birth, read that also.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Passivity isn’t your forte, but quiet introspection may be the best course of, well, inaction, at the end of August. A positive change can transform a love relationship around Sept. 1. And the new moon brings in a fresh work cycle.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Perhaps acquiescing to indecisiveness at the end of August will help you avoid a decision you’ll later regret. Love is divine the first week of September if you don’t resist a change in your relationship, which is emphasized by the new moon.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

Chaos still rules your head at the end of August, so avoid making important decisions if you can help it. Logic resumes after Sept. 4. The new moon says it’s time to reassess your home life and begin that long-overdue project.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

Communications are energized after the new moon, although Uranus may toss a curveball into your plans, which may involve a miscommunication, around Aug. 31. Access your artistry to create a dazzling party at home around Sept. 1.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Talk collides with action under a blanket of fog at the end of August, so be careful of the direction you take, especially if it involves your romantic relationship. The new moon brings in a new financial cycle.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Clarity is in short supply at the end of August, when you may feel pushed to make an important decision. Delay it until after Sept. 3 if possible, when the new moon will assist you in pursuing a new personal direction.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

Love is bliss around Sept. 1, when your powers of attraction merge with your intention to create more love (and possibly money) in your life. Stay focused! The new moon emphasizes activities that enhance your spirituality.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

Your Pluto ruler turning direct after Sept. 2 should accelerate your personal direction and untangle your finances. The new moon can bring in new friends or a group of people who can be positive influences in your life. Time to socialize!

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

Pluto turning direct in your sign on Sept. 2 should help power-up your personal and professional plans. The new moon heralds a new cycle in your career, so visualize your career direction and go for it!

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

A snafu involving romance may derail your personal life temporarily at the end of August. Look for a career opportunity around Sept. 1. And education is emphasized after the new moon, which may also include a hungry travel bug.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

Your usual logical responses may fail you at the end of August, so get in touch with your instincts instead (but don’t necessarily act on them!). The new moon encourages emotional healing and intimacy. Reorganize finances after Sept. 4.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Walking your talk may be difficult at the end of August, so be careful of promising what you can’t deliver. The new moon can deepen your love relationship and may also bring an opportunity involving a business partnership.