Week of: August 19-25
stars I am above thee, but be not afraid of greatness.
Some are [born] great, some [achieve] greatness and
some have greatness thrust upon ’em.
Malvolio in Shakespeare’s 12th Night (II.v.143-6).
Talk about greatness this week, we’ve got some planets which are stirring stuff up. Mars and Venus are still playing fast and loose in Cancer, and Pluto has just turned around to start making for a hot ending to this summer.
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“What studied torments, tyrant, hast for me?
What wheels? Racks? Fires? What flaying? Boiling
In leads or oils?”
Paulina in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale (III.ii.177-9)
Aries: Cardinal signs, that means you, are all under an undue amount of social pressure this week.,. In fact, my dear Aries friend, this week feels like there are too many social obligations and not enough time to get them all done. Work or play? Which is more important? Of course, since I am NOT a cardinal sign, I don’t have this problem and I will continue to play. But you might forgo the fish fry in order to work late.
Taurus: It looks like you’ve got some unexpected and surprisingly good new romantic involvement this week, and I sure hope that this is good news for you. The problem with the word “unexpected” is that now that I’ve warned you about it, maybe it won’t be so unexpected. One dear friend has cautioned me about tempting fate, but then, I like to live on the edge. Besides, if you’re not living on the edge, then you’re taking up too much space.
Gemini: Home improvement is a big issue this week. Thinking about sprucing the place up? Stop pining for the old ways, and get with a new project. Housecleaning is a good place to start. But lest we let the wood metaphor get to ingrained, because it will grow on you, don’t try to cut across the grain this week because it won’t work. You will find that the old stuff just doesn’t float anymore and you need to get rid of the deadwood.
Cancer: Cardinal signs start out the week with an inordinate amount of pressure to perform. You feel like you get the worst of it in your relationship with Bubba or Bubbette, whatever the case may be. While this is a new romance for you, or it FEELS like a new romance, continue onward through the parent emotional fog. There’s a light just up head, a signpost, and you can see that the hard work is starting to pay off. It should be paying off. (If it isn’t paying off, you aren’t sending me enough money.)
Leo: There’s a central theme this week as the Sun rolls out of the Party Animal sign and into the Accountant sign. That theme would be money. Making money. Lots of it. While this is a little more along the lines of traditional astrology, you just wrapped up a month long party, and now is the time to get down to work. In fact, the stars (really just one star) are shining brightly on you. You will find that even your boss/employer is forgiving and jovial during this next week.
Virgo: Okay, so it’s party time for Virgo as the sun comes merrily traipsing into your sign. Early Virgo’s get a fine “Happy Birthday” from all of us (that would be me) at FGS World Headquarters. The real question, though, for the Virgo’s this week is “Who put the hyphen in Anal-Retentive?” I hope you have a nice week–you deserve it!
Libra: you seem to start out the week with an inordinately large appetite. Find some happy hour buffet where you can graze. Better yet, land yourself someplace where you can assist some one in getting rid of all them leftovers. you’d be much happier, and none of that food would have gone to waste. Well, maybe your waist, but that’s another story.
Scorpio: You’ll like this: everyone else is having a rough time this week. Not that I would ever characterize a Scorpio as being mean or petty, but I have one out there who still seems to hate me. In the spirit of love and cooperation, here’s a fine Sag “hello” back to my old rival. And here’s to hoping that this is a good week for you because the stars suggest that it will be a fine week to be a Scorpio.
Sagittarius: It’s another week to have one of those little “chats” with us Archer types about the effects of Pluto on our sign. Transformation is a key word here, and fortunately, we like change. Watch out for the other signs this week which means you probably have fishing partner who THINKS he knows more than you do. Especially about bait. Look: this is an ever present discussion, but you need to rely on what your own instincts tell you. Me? I would suggest live bait this week.
Capricorn: What a strange week this is going to be because you are face to face with innumerable obstacles. It’s like some old dead German guy says, though, “That which does not kill me makes me stronger.” Great words of wisdom, huh? E-mail me your birth data (DOB, TOB, POB) if you can correctly identify that philosopher and I’ll send you a detailed report about yourself. Something like an FGS report will help add a degree of levity to your week. You’re going to need it.
Aquarius: Feels a like a Douglas Adams’ title* these days, now doesn’t it? The good news is that the Sun is now NOT opposite you, and things at work are starting to get better. By the middle of the week, there is something brewing at work which will bring you some degree of joy and happiness. And after what you’ve been through lately, this should be a welcome relief.
*The Long Dark Tea Time of the Soul
Pisces: Looks like the work is a struggle again this week, and I’ll wager the the problem is one of your so-called associates who thinks he has a better idea as to how to run YOUR business. The trick during a time like this is to act like you are listening, that makes them happy, and then do what you want to do because that makes you happy. Remember, though, you need to act like you care.