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Leo (July 22-August 23)
As I write, a very good Leo friend is getting ready to have her first child, and Jupiter and Pluto are working their way together on the Galactic Core—in your 5th solar house, the house of birthing and also of daring, creative ideas. For Leo, this is the time to take those ultimate creative risks that are characterized or symbolized by childbirth. The central reminder in the stars is that true creativity is something that comes through you, and generally not something you consciously do. The Jupiter-Pluto conjunction will take you to the core within yourself that puts you into contact with something all of humanity has in common. This commonality, the golden thread that weaves together all cultures, religions, races, wisdom, tradition and geographic locations, is the dominant force in your life right now. You are like the living soul of humanity, and you have the gift of being able to extend that soul energy. With the touch of your finger, the sleeping will awaken, awareness will stir to life and that which is created through you will draw its first breaths.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Events this month will point you to how much you’re working with, in both tangible resources and the ones that are sometimes less obvious: intelligence and ideas. The important thing to remember is that you have options for how you think of those resources, and how you apply them. There may be a number of occasions to reallocate money, concepts and people to different tasks or situations than you had originally thought of, and events early in the month (around when Mercury stations direct November 1) will provide you with ample opportunity to change your mind. Don’t make a drama out of this; simply make decisions. Remember that what you’re working with is indeed yours to work with, and I mean that in the most personal sense of the word. The process you’re in now is one of taking ownership of yourself. Commitments to others are not only a bit foggy at the moment, they are not what they seem. Focus on your own goals for a while and the ones that involve others will come into focus when they need to.
Libra (September 22-October 23)
It’s as if you’ve become aware of something obvious that you knew all along but didn’t realize you knew. Is this not the story of life? Awareness is often contained in layers, and we can’t always see through them all. What is revealed to you is another thin slice of reality. What you learn may seem subtle or insignificant at first, until you start to consider the context. Any time you learn something about yourself and are inclined to say, “Oh, that’s interesting,” and leave it at that, I suggest you make a mental note, or a note on paper, and work it through a few more times. Small truths lead to the bigger ones, and hunches can lead to truly significant revelations. Any time you change your opinion about yourself or something important to you, you access a level of your awareness that you can use to guide you deeper. Indeed, any point of decision can lead you to a major discovery, but you must proceed methodically, and remind yourself constantly to look for the meaning that events have right on their surface.
Scorpio (October 23-November 22)
You are confident, and you have faith in yourself. That confidence is leading you to make affirmative decisions that carry your life and your plans forward; you will need to have the same confidence if and when it comes time to reconsider a long-range plan or to slow down the process for long enough to work out the bugs. Your tendency to doubt yourself at critical times is no excuse to dismiss any doubt you may be feeling now; your intuition is sharp at the moment, and you are striving for nothing less than true innovation. Therefore, everything must be used as a means to that end. Part of the situation may involve a hunch that you need to plan shorter term and closer to home. Where there is a question of something happening at a distance, consider the environment where that thing is happening, rather than your own local environment. The best information will come from on the ground. Your most brilliant ideas will form gradually, which I know is contrary to how you usually proceed.