In traffic and in life, the intersection is the most dangerous piece of road. Every day brings an opportunity to choose our direction. And every day, we need to be mindful of the crossing. Mars and Uranus are moving into a configuration that will get more heated over the next few days. Stay aware. Ward against hubris.
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You need attention as much as the next person, yet you also know the value of serving others. The purpose outside of yourself helps you get clarity on life.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The love and support shows up. Maybe it's a little on the late side. You've needed this for a while now, though maybe you didn't realize it. Anyway, it's here now, so relax and be cared for.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll be invited to share your thoughts and ideas. Remember that it took you some time to work them out, so though they make perfect sense to you now, others will need to get caught up before they understand.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). It's as true now as it was when you were a small child: You can be anyone you want to be. You'll think of those you admire and wonder what they would do given the same situation, and this will influence your next action.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You have enough of life figured out to know there's nothing to be gained by assuming you know everything. Your audience will be flattered by your curiosity, which happens to be genuine and is the reason you'll learn so much today.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). "I can't complain" is what people say when they are either too fortunate or too polite to complain, and it's a very good policy. Once complaining is off the table, the conversation gets much more productive.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'd like to have a bit more swagger — some confidence to spare, even when you feel uncertain about what you're doing. You'll come by it honest later, but for now, step into the role until you become it.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It's the same people in the same places, but you'll see them differently today because you're different. You're also more perceptive, so you'll notice what you haven't picked up on before.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You are generous but not foolish, merciful but protective of your own, fair but not inclined to take the word of someone who has spoken falsely to you in the past.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There is one person you have counted on in the past who will continue to be the best place to put your trust. Loyalty will be key in the way things play out over the next five days.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Stars grant you a high degree of self-awareness. If you let it, this could teeter into self-absorption. Don't worry too much about that. It's a necessary part of figuring out what you need to make the new circumstances work.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Events occurring over the next three days will impact your destiny in a good and unexpected way. Squash out the opposition, which is not another person; rather, it's a behavior of yours — a habit that's been keeping you back.
TODAY'S BIRTHDAY (Sept. 16). Your cosmic gift: laser focus. Carefully choose where to apply it. Once you name a goal, you won't quit until it's finished. More highlights: an upgrade to the way you travel this world, a private audience with someone you've wanted to talk to for years and mastery of a situation that was once beyond your control. Taurus and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 40, 21, 5 and 16.
FORECAST FOR THE WEEK AHEAD: With a Mercury change this week and the autumnal equinox on Saturday, we are headed into the time of Libra. The energy that's aligning now is that of diplomacy, justice and partnerships.
All of us hold within our minds imaginary versions of the world that, when shared, can't help but change. Do you feel protective of your inner world? It's because you sense that some things are kept sacred only when they are kept secret. Other things must be aired out and will turn toxic if unshared. The astral aspects lend judiciousness on the matter this week.
In a similar vein, expectations can be motivating or demotivating, depending on how accurately those expectations reflect the reality of a situation. The more honest an estimation is the more useful it is. So avoid picturing what's good for you at the expense of what's real about the situation. Seek only truth.
During the Libra solar sojourn, love gets the rosiest deal, lauded as the king feeling, the queen of emotional states, and credited for the most heroic aspects of humanity. Should love then get a pass from the pain it causes, the blindness it inflicts? Again, realism will win over fantasy. Strive for respect, mutuality, and reason over passion.
CELEBRITY PROFILES: Nick Jonas is often considered the most serious sibling of his clan, and perhaps his cool demeanor has something to do with the predominant earth sign energy in his natal chart. With six luminaries in earth signs, he is exceptionally grounded. These influences also suggest that he has excellent rhythm, a head for business and the stamina for career longevity, which he continues to prove.
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