Astrology forecast for Aug. 26-Sept. 8



By Cortney Litwin/Staff Writer

the theme for the Sun-Uranus opposition on Aug. 27. Inner and/or outer changes are necessary. Enlightenment is a possible outcome (a rigid “my way or the highway” is another one). The full moon in Pisces on Aug. 29 advocates healing, forgiveness and spirituality (while sidestepping codependency, denial and deception). Pluto turns direct on Aug. 30, assisting us in putting emotional and spiritual insights over the past six months into outer action. Clarity in communications is Mercury’s M.O. when the brainy planet turns direct on Sept. 2. And Venus transits into warmhearted Leo on Sept. 6, so express your appreciation and enjoy some positive self-indulgence.

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

that also.

Aries (March 21-April 19)

Pay attention to your intuition during the full moon, when a surprising insight can lead you in the right direction. Pluto-direct says it’s time to move forward toward a long-awaited dream, which may involve learning something new.

Taurus (April 20-May 20)

Pluto-direct streamlines your financial goals, especially if another’s assets are involved. Communications with family move forward when Mercury turns direct. And the full moon brings a burst of activities with friends.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)

Your Mercury ruler turning direct should unravel the knot binding up your plans. Pluto-direct helps you make a decision about your partner. An explosion of career activity during the full moon highlights your talent for multitasking.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)

The full moon illuminates your future path, if you listen to your inner voice. Pluto-direct prompts a healthier lifestyle. Mercury turning direct should clear up any financial snafus that may have occurred over the past three weeks.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)

Clearing up miscommunications, or at least some inner clarity, should be Mercury’s legacy when it turns direct. Pluto-direct indicates a romantic entanglement is resolved. The full moon emphasizes psychic/emotional healing.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

The full moon illuminates partnerships, the good and not-so-good aspects. Focus on your values. Direct-moving Pluto should help heal a family issue. And Mercury-direct says it’s time to put your spiritual beliefs to a worldly test.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)

A social complication is clarified when Mercury turns direct. Pluto-direct deepens communications, if you look beneath the surface-talk. And the full moon says it’s time to amplify your energy through exercise and watch your diet.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)

It’s full speed ahead for your personal goals (and possibly for your relationship, too) when your Pluto ruler turns direct. Direct-moving Mercury should streamline career communications. And enjoy a romantic full moon.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)

All that soul-searching over the past six months should pay off when Pluto in your sign turns direct. Time to act on your dreams. Mercury-direct paves the way for new goals (and education). The full moon energizes home-life activities.

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)

Pluto-direct says it’s time to trust your intuition regarding the past. Mercury turning direct should smooth out any troublesome communications involving finances. And the full moon highlights communications. Take a romantic trip.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)

The full moon brings a financial opportunity, but be sure to read the fine print. A friend or associate in difficulty is finally settled when Pluto turns direct. Mercury-direct should smooth over communications with your partner.

Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)

Your career is finally on track when Pluto turns direct. Mercury-direct assists in organizing your work routine and communications. And the full moon in your sign energizes your desire for more fulfillment. Realize a long-term dream.