LIBRA (September 23-October 23)
When the Sun enters your sign on September 22, it forms a conjunction to Vesta. Potentially the most interesting asteroid, Vesta says you have a job to do, to which you must devote yourself with your whole being. You might think of this as a birthday gift from the universe. That the Sun and Vesta meet up early in your sign, activating what's called the Aries Point, describes the kind of impact that you may have. Yet you may be working behind the scenes for a while, and you'll have to do some of what might seem like thankless work. Don't worry about that part: All your efforts count. Between now and when this astrology starts to phase in around September 18 (when Vesta enters your sign), do whatever mental work, housekeeping, karma-clearing, and meditation that you need. Each day, make a little progress. Your inner life is particularly rich right now. You may be feeling the effects of many past experiences, in the form of processing them, or searching for their true meaning. If you put your exploration into writing, it will be more satisfying, more effective, and give you some documentation to refer to. The form of this writing would be, "This is how I feel about [whoever or whatever] today." Then do that day by day. After a few weeks, you'll have a clue—and you'll be free to move ahead.