VIRGO (August 23–September 23)
You've been maneuvering through some complex territory, both in your personal life and in your profession. And as the month develops, you'll start to get on top of your game. You've had the gift of brilliant strategy, though now you'll get to discover the power of charm and persuasion. You cannot be all warrior, manager or litigator. It's essential that you harness the power of informal leadership and authority rather than the more structured and official kinds. This will necessitate bringing your feminine side into what you're doing, which is easy enough for you to leave out these days. To feel, to receive, to express care in tangible ways, all leave you open and what some would describe as vulnerable. Yet if you want some love in the dream, this is where you'll need to go. You might make peace with one thing: nobody does anything for you because they have to. Those who serve you do so because they want to. You would be wise to set aside any pretense of "power" and embrace the reality that humans are social beings. We share a strong impulse to take care of one another, to protect the brood, and to ensure that everyone has enough to eat. With those things covered, there's plenty of work to be done. And as one looked to for leadership, those are the only planks in your platform.