The last full day of Mercury in Virgo will be a productive one in which orders are followed, requests fulfilled, goals met, expectations exceeded. At day’s end, there will be a brief sense of accomplishment followed by a lengthy bout of assessment as Mercury, in transition, asks, “Now that it’s done, what does it mean?”
ARIES (March 21-April 19). If no one else is taking charge, assume the authority. Handle each issue as it comes to you and as quickly as possible. Delaying problems will only result in bigger problems.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). What is commonplace to you will be a novelty or even a wonder to someone from a different place. Sharing your culture will open your eyes, ears and taste buds to what’s great about it.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The benefit to keeping communication short and to-the-point is both social and financial. You will be heard, understood and paid. People respect how you value time.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). As good as you may feel about your ability to handle details, there will be simply too many of them to juggle and still feel calm and relaxed. The answer is a checklist or an assistant — more likely, both.
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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). A project you thought was completed will need to be deconstructed and rebuilt differently. The willingness to go through the exercise is what sets the pros apart from the amateurs.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You figure out how to get the most out of the least. These limitations do not limit your capacity for glamour and could in fact give birth to the best elements of your style.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Make a plan, and move through it quickly, leaving no room for doubt or overthinking. With elegant simplicity, you will hit your marks and move to the next level.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). To open yourself to criticism makes you vulnerable while giving you an edge. Not all vulnerability is weakness, and not all criticism is negative. You’ll get just what you need to improve.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Are you willing to go one step further? Everyone who completes the course will receive a certificate, though only those who go above and beyond the requirements will take home the prize.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The day plays like a coin toss. You surrender your problem to the whims of fate, and when you catch back up with it, it’s either just how you left it or the opposite of that.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Loosen your grip on the rules. Trying to make a thing flawless will prevent it from getting finished in time. You cannot go to the next step until you ship the thing.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your water sign energy can steam, boil, flow or freeze, according to the emotional climate around you. Let the hand that guides the thermostat be your own.
TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Aug. 28). You’ve the heart of a teacher. When you share knowledge and skills, you’ll be paid in money and other ways more meaningful. Adventures launch in the spur of the moment, and events are oddly enhanced by the lack of planning. You’ll have fun with your image and make lifestyle upgrades to add ease to your day-to-day. Libra and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 10, 4, 44, 12 and 15.
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