Happy 28th Birthday, Amy Winehouse.
Virgo/Virgo Rising* (Aug 22-Sept 22): You'd think as the light wanes to the Fall Equinox next week, so would your energy. But, no, you're going against this grain of thought. With Mr. Mercury moving through your first house of personal presentation until September 25, restlessness sleeps with you. Well, sleep is what you want, and it eludes you. Practical-minded, you know to cut back on the caffeine intake and drink less alcohol as you get closer to bedtime. I've often suggested to my Virgo clients to get a 'worry chair'. A worry chair is a special chair that you sit in for approximately 10 minutes daily and energetically deposit your worries or concerns. Outside of this chair, you take life as it comes, knowing you can handle anything or anyone. However, when Mercury flits about, your active mind and mouth can become overly so and it's just too much to take on. That's precisely when your mental strength can easily turn into your weakness, hence a 'worry chair'. Bob Marley, alone?
Libra/Libra Rising* (Sep 23-Oct 22): Truly, you are the cutest sign ever. Because you're here on Earth to work out social issues of cooperation, negotiation and harmony, you tend toward being attractive. Perception, like possession, is nine-tenths of this law, spiritually speaking. What or whom you see as beautiful, you give all kinds of benefits of doubts. But what happens when your assumption of attractiveness, whether you or another, becomes repelling? You have little need to be concerned because your guardian, Venus, will be schmoozing through your sign until October 9. Meanwhile she will be deepening her resolve to get your relationships in order as she offers up her guidance as the Evening Star. Mark September 27 on your smartphone calendar; she will be harmonizing with the New Moon at sunset, if you want to share even more love or have incredible makeup sex. After being notoriously imbalanced, this is the week to do it. Just keep your cute butt making amends as needed.
Scorpio/Scorpio Rising* (Oct 23-Nov 21): My heart became heavy through the deaths of Nick Ashford and Amy Winehouse. Being born under the sign of death (you've heard the thin veil found during the days of Scorpio, right?), I thought it muy appropriate to talk to you (and it would've been Amy's 28th birthday on 9/14). And for love's sake/Each mistake you forgave/And soon both of us/Learned to trust ... lyrics from Ashford & Simpson's most commercial hit "Solid" in 1985. It is your life's lesson, forgiving the little and big things, making your closest relationship richer than King Midas. With relational (and sometimes Vacillating Venus) in Libra and your 12th house of unfinished business and past karma, you could find yourself in a fantasy of a destructive kind. Ghosts from your past entice you to bend or, worse, break present commitments. I'd like to think you've overcome your cynicism about love being a losing game (ala Amy); allow those ghosts to get to see how much you have to lose, so you'll appreciate what you have versus what you desire ...
Sagittarius/Sagittarius Rising* (Nov 22-Dec 19): Been working hard, huh? You shall begin to see the results by the beginning of next week. Once identity promoting Mars blazes a fiery trail in oh-so-compatible Leo (September 18), you'll feel released from the drudgery of the past seven weeks. Spend this weekend pondering precisely which exciting experiences you want to have with one or several of your closest others. Use your long-term possibilities-seeking self to bring us along for your scintillating ride. Just make sure you cease riding any high horses. Know precisely how truth to express verbally. The nuanced road works better for you at beginning of this intense Mars cycle. For you, it is infinitely better to preach from the "Less Is More School."