Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23)
This week’s solar eclipse in your birth sign signals the start of a new chapter in your life. But with your ruler Mercury, planet of the mind, turning retrograde in Virgo you may find it hard to believe that nothing is amiss. It will, however, be your overactive imagination making things appear worse than they are. Everything will sort itself out eventually – if you just leave well alone.

Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23)
You must let your imagination fly this week. With your creative ruler Venus entering your sign, and a particularly intuitive solar eclipse, some of the things it uncovers may be disturbing but others will be wonderful. So wonderful you will marvel at how you never saw them before.

Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22)
Make the most of what happens this week, as however good it is, it won’t last long. Friends and colleagues are in a remarkably helpful mood at the moment and you are fully entitled to take advantage of it. You have, after all, been just as helpful to them in the past.

Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)
What is it you want most out of life? How would you like history to remember you? If you start something special this week you can be sure it will be a success and your achievements will be commemorated long after you’ve gone.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20)
Something new and unusual will attract your attention this week – and the fact certain people disapprove will make you even more determined to investigate. Anything that expands your horizons, physically, mentally or emotionally, can only be good.

Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19)
You may not enjoy what you have to do this week but you will know the sooner you get it over with the easier life will become. The planets warn that something that has been eating up your resources must now be ended, even if it means you have to take a substantial loss.

Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)
Because this week’s solar eclipse falls in your opposite sign of Virgo you cannot expect partners, loved ones and colleagues to agree with every word you say. In fact, they may be downright hostile. Try not to take it personally – it’s just their emotions getting the better of them.

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
If you’ve done something you are proud of then shout about it and let the world see what a wonderful and accomplished human being you are. Of course, some will make light of your achievements but you know it’s only sour grapes. You can afford to look smug.

Taurus (Apr 21 - May 21)
You’ll only get out what you put in this week, so decide what you want to achieve and do whatever will make it happen. If there’s nothing special you want to achieve, with your ruler Venus changing signs just sit back and enjoy the view. You’re under no obligation to put yourself about.

Gemini (May 22 - Jun 21)
It would seem your instincts are at odds with the prevailing wisdom – which in your view means the prevailing wisdom is wrong. But it would be foolish to totally ignore what others have to say. With your ruler Mercury turning retrograde, there’s no guarantee your instincts are correct.

Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 23)
You will learn something interesting this week. While the solar eclipse warns it may not be entirely factual it will put a new slant on a certain situation you thought you knew everything about. But keep what you hear to yourself. In this case, knowledge is power.

Leo (Jul 24 - Aug 23)
Why are you so pessimistic? Why are you so convinced something is about to go wrong? If you hold a negative view for long enough, you make it more likely that something bad will happen. Unsettled times call for positive thoughts.