24 AUGUST - 23 SEPTEMBER
It might feel as though a serious relationship is impervious to any sort of crisis or criticism. However, tempers could flare in the second half of the month under the impact of Jupiter confronting Neptune. Remain calm and don’t let an outsider’s unkind words or gestures bring out your angry side.
24 SEPTEMBER - 23 OCTOBER
Hard though it might be to keep the home or family running smoothly, you seem to manage it well. Much of what you have put in place is beginning to work to everybody’s advantage, even though there may have been some objections at the time. Don’t be afraid to congratulate yourself, after the 18th especially.
24 OCTOBER - 22 NOVEMBER
Ideas put forward by a small group of people will appeal. But it will be up to you to ascertain whether or not they are realistic and can be executed well. In an attempt to impress you, many of the concepts pitched will be over-ambitious, extravagant and impractical. Be prepared to provide the voice of reason.
23 NOVEMBER - 21 DECEMBER
September gets off to a good start with regard to your achievements or reputation. Mercury allied to Uranus will tease out your ingenuity until it becomes obvious that there’s no stopping you. Slam on the brakes, however, when someone’s wise counsel makes you realise you’re in danger of taking one chance too many.
22 DECEMBER 22 - 20 JANUARY
Once you have settled several complicated personal issues, you should be free to focus on the other matters lurking at the back of your mind. Even so, you mustn’t be harassed by impatient individuals insisting you come up with plans or solutions before you’re ready to do so. You are at nobody’s beck and call.
21 JANUARY - 19 FEBRUARY
Striving with others to improve a set-up that’s far from perfect will be challenging. But you’ll want to persist, as the eventual outcomes could benefit many. Remember, however, that your own well-being and peace of mind also count for a great deal. You’ll need to recognise the point at which the overall cost becomes too high.
20 FEBRUARY - 20 MARCH
You are about to find the strength and courage to tackle an unsettling issue thanks to a tie-up between Mars and Pluto, but make sure you don’t begin to throw your weight around inappropriately. Not everybody is trying to depose you, so try to recognise the difference between friends and rivals.
21 MARCH - 20 APRIL
By sticking rigidly to guidelines you will undoubtedly achieve the objective you have in mind. But you could easily give others the impression that the lighter side of life means little to you. And that’s not the case, is it? It’s important to show just how much fun you can be when circumstances allow it.
21 APRIL - 21 MAY
Are your instincts telling you that someone close will be disappointed with an event you’ve both been eagerly anticipating? Be honest and accept that things haven’t gone well. But rather than admit defeat, salvage whatever you can and build on it. You’re actually in a much better position than you realise.
22 MAY - 21 JUNE
As mischievous Mercury and loving Venus change signs, your romantic streak will dominate. Just be careful around mid-September, when the full moon highlights commitments calling for your undivided attention. The choices you make could determine your future in more ways than you think.
22 JUNE - 23 JULY
Having decided to tell a particular person a few home truths, you mustn’t go overboard. Around mid-September, you’ll enter into an emotional phase during which you might not be your usual polite self. It’s essential that at this juncture you remember that the wrong words, uttered for the wrong reasons, can cause untold damage.
24 JULY - 23 AUGUST
Reflecting on your ongoing relationships, you may wonder why you’ve been feeling more detached than usual. Rather than come up with answers on your own, you should share your thoughts with a neutral party who can be trusted to offer you the unbridled truth. Will it hurt? Possibly. Will it work? Yes.