Scorpio's Spyglass & Virgo's Magnifying Mirror

Get Sherlock Holmes' scorpion cloak from the cleaners, perfectly polish Virgo’s magnifying glass, for this week you’re solving mysteries and finding the bottom line.  

Easy Sunday morning vibes stretch into the evening when the Moon lifts up into the graceful skies of Libra, Venus’ harmonic home, at 9:46 PM, PDT.

Expect the Sun’s move into Virgo on Wednesday morning (
10:07 AM, PDT) to remind us of the inhumanity of perfectionism.  Every well-rung bell is chipped and cracked--so the light shines through. 

Friday’s TGIF promises fiery fun when the Sagittarius Moon hooks up with lightning-quick Uranus--a harmonious duo of emotional excitement and surprises. Then...

Warrior Mars is working on his Night Moves, now that he’s skulking through the intense desire nature of Scorpio (Thursday, 8:24 AM, PDT).  Saturday he rolls into a massive fogbank of imagination.  Reason flies out the window with his swords, and the weekend settles into a sweet romantic dream between two Velveteen Rabbits.

The Force of feet-on-the-ground is with you.
Here’s your personal horoscope for the week of August 18th:  

Aries ♈ (March 20-April 19)
Monday’s Venus in Cancer overloads the guest list just when you’d rather rest.  Don’t worry.  It will open up a new avenue, and new attitude, since Generous Jupiter is rolling the dice.  No superficial solutions will do when Scorpio’s vampires rule the Moon Wednesday.  It’s a time to exorcise ego-driven motives.  Wednesday morning the Sun makes his move from fiery Leo to earthy Virgo at 10:07 AM, PDT.  The Sun will journey through a hive of worker bees until September 23rd, giving you this annual chance to learn that the body serves the mind, and mind is meant to serve your Spirit.  Thursday morning (8:24 AM) Mars leaves peaceful Libra for the intensely passionate waters of Scorpio where he’ll persistently strike at the bottom line of everything for the next 6 weeks.  Fearless courage infuses all your actions.  

Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Monday evening the dust settles on a day of surprises, and you get a chance to reveal some intimate feelings that you’ve been afraid to share. Tuesday you feel wealthy as you survey the love relationships all around you.  Particularly the sustaining love of family. Wednesday morning (10:07 AM, PDT) begins Virgo’s time to separate the wheat from the chafe, and harvest the wisdom gained through your service to others.  If you work with the energy of the Virgo Sun’s attention to details, your work becomes more efficient and your service to others has a meticulous perfection.  Beginning Thursday at 8:24 AM, PDT, the type of motivation you put behind Warrior Mars in Scorpio will determine how easily you can achieve your goals during the next 6 weeks.  Get comfortable with desire.

Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Monday sets a charge of lightning through your emotions when the rather-be-lazy Libra Moon is shocked into action by Uranus, ruler of sudden change and unexpected events (11:25 AM, PDT).  Jovial Jupiter comes quickly to the rescue Tuesday (8:32 PM, PDT) when Serious Saturn dishes out some guilt--he spills a great generosity of spirit from his cornucopia of kindness.  Virgo’s lesson is discernment.  Beginning with this Wednesday’s Sun in Virgo (10:07 AM, PDT), you can pay attention to your keen perceptiveness in order to distinguish between what you need and what you can let go of in the coming month.  A powerful drive for success goes with Warrior Mars diving into Scorpio’s unconscious emotional waters.  Beginning Thursday morning, a new type of fearless motivation gains strength in you.

Cancer (June 21-July 21)
Monday evening, around dinner time, emotions get served up in abundance when Venus in Cancer overrides the timidity of the Libra Moon (7:42 PM, PDT),  and there are no limits placed on love.  But have no fear, Jovial Jupiter is in charge of a very sweet dessert.  Under the Virgo Sun (Wednesday at 10:07 AM, PDT) you’ll find you can carry 10 to 50 times your weight when you are in service to your community and your Spirit.  Virgo is the super weightlifter of the Zodiac, and you easily shoulder “burdens” if they can help someone else.  A surge of tremendous emotional energy can be successfully put behind your goals for the next 6 weeks, ensuring your success.  You’ll feel this power beginning Thursday at 8:24 AM, PDT when Mars enters Scorpio.

Leo (July 22-August 22)
Serious Saturn calls for a committee meeting at the end of the workday Tuesday (5:00 PM, PDT) to take a hard look at your soft emotions.  Be suspicious of his motives.  Midweek you can see your motives clearly, and eliminate the fear-based beliefs that inhibit your ability to give and receive love.  Beginning Wednesday morning (10:07 AM, PDT), the Sun’s solar power shifts from Leo to industrious Virgo, the CEO of the Zodiac!  While Virgo’s earthiness can feel restricting to you, it can offer you its organizational smarts to bring order to any chaos.  Warrior Mars marches into the depths of Scorpio’s desires beginning Thursday at 8:24 AM, PDT.  You’ll be capable of uncompromising fight to protect your principles, especially in the next 6 weeks.  

Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Venus in Cancer goes overboard on Monday.  Let your feelings of love for someone travel to new, more adventurous territory.  Your imagination expands into the generous realm of human kindness Tuesday evening, you stand ready to help anyone in need.  As a meticulous earth sign, Virgo inspects labels, expiration dates and just about everything for signs indicating optimum health benefit.  For the next month, the Sun in Virgo (Wednesday,10:07 AM, PDT) will also turn your scrutiny to sales items--all those bargains you can’t afford not to buy!  When it comes to love Virgo can be far too glaring and analytical--soften it by refusing to be critical of yourself.  When Warrior Mars leaves harmonious Libra for the murky waters of Scorpio (Thursday at 8:24 AM, PDT) you’ll begin a 6 week period of enormous resourcefulness, courage and energy.  

Libra (September 23-October 22)
Watch out for high voltage Monday when your otherwise peaceful Libra Moon runs into a tense square with underground emotions, unearthing forgotten “unpleasant” memories (10:00 AM, PDT).  Midweek you tap into the roots of your metamorphosis, reclaiming your ability to live a wholly joyous life by refusing to accept guilt.  Microscopic analysis, brought to you by the Virgo Sun, can find what’s lost in the haystack of your to-do lists.  Beginning Wednesday morning at 10:07 AM, PDT, your discriminating powers are heightened for the next 31 days.  Warrior Mars leaves fair-handed Libra for the sluethy waters of Scorpio, Thursday at 8:24 AM, PDT.  For you it’s a tremendous jump in the intensity of your desires, touching their taproots.  

Scorpio ♏  (October 23-November 21)
Saturn shows you a serious bottom line Tuesday.  His agenda is to weigh the pros and cons of the relationships you’re in, to make sure you’re not stuck in a well-worn rut. Wednesday’s loaded day starts with a smoke-and-mirrors Moon in Scorpio, beginning a two day swim in Pluto’s dark waters at 12:54 AM, PDT.  Deep dives into feelings can discover the buried treasure of shipwrecked lives. If you have a need to bring order to the confusion of your goals, now is the time.  The Sun begins his journey through industrious Virgo on Wednesday morning at 10:07 AM, PDT.  Mars in the intense sign of Scorpio (beginning Thursday at 8:24 AM, PDT) will bring you a relentless courage to actualize your dreams.  You’re in for a 6 week period of a powerful drive to get what you want.

Sagittarius (November 22-December 20)
Tuesday afternoon there’s a wet blanket being passed around by a too-Serious Saturn.  Don’t let it land on your joy, pressing you down with guilt dredged up from the past.  The Sun moves into practical and vigilant Virgo at 10:07 AM, PDT on Wednesday.  For the next 31 days your solar power is directed to the trees, and away from the forests.  If you have any detailed work that requires precision, bring it to the top of your to-do list.  Mars in Scorpio (Thursday at 8:24 AM, PDT) can march to the highest of spiritual principles, or fall into incomprehensible demoralization.  It’s a powerful energy that needs your vigilant guidance to stay objective.  The Moon travels into optimistic Sagittarius on Friday at 3:49 AM, PDT, setting the stage for an adventurous weekend in which your horizons will expand.

Capricorn (December 21-January 19)
Serious Saturn drives a hard bargain Tuesday, believing only in the bottom line--no messy feelings.  Don’t take his word for it!  Midweek an emotional Moon in Scorpio dives into the alchemy of personal tragedies, the ones that create spiritual warriors--you.  Wednesday morning you’ll feel struck by an urge to clean closets when the Sun enters Virgo.  Virgo’s ability for exacting analysis works for your success during the next 31 days.  It’s a time for you to be the brilliant CEO of your life.  Use care beginning this Thursday when Warrior Mars moves into grudge-holding Scorpio.  You’ll feel and intense power drive.  Check your brakes!  Don’t be fooled, you’re not down yet.

Aquarius (January 20-February 17)
Monday’s tense Libra Moon can tempt you into becoming obsessed with a lost love or unrequited romance.  Instead, let it show you the spot where you guarded your heart and became fearful about love.  The Sun begins his month-long journey through health-conscious Virgo this Wednesday morning at 10:07 AM, PDT.  The next 31 days are a time of scrutiny, especially of what you eat and the health of your body.  The powerful sex drive that accompanies Mars’ journey through intense Scorpio (Thursday, 8:24 AM, PDT) can motivate you to jealousy, or to a soul union with your partner.   The next 6 weeks you’ll have greater detachment and objectivity--already your longsuit!

Pisces ♓  (February 18-March 19)
Tuesday a wet-blanket Saturn will try to pass around some blame.  Remember, guilt is a sure fire way to annihilate your happiness--don’t stand for it!  Use Virgo’s expert ability to say “No” with conviction when the demands of life become excessive.  For all of Virgo’s industrious hard work and service to others, this sign helps you absolutely refuse to be a martyr!  Enjoy 31 days of this clarity beginning Wednesday at 10:07 AM, PDT.  A fearlessness that you’ve needed to accomplish your goals will be yours when yang energy shifts from fair-minded Libra to intense Scorpio on Thursday at 8:24 AM, PDT.  Keep your focus resolutely on your goals for the next 6 weeks and success is guaranteed.  Before breakfast on Friday, the Virgo Sun will be dosed with Neptune’s fog.  Your sweet Pisces imagination can soften the exacting demands of Virgo.  This brings you a visionary spirituality, perhaps tinged with escapism.  
Posted on August 18, 2012 .