Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23) With your ruler, Mercury, in your birth sign squaring up to Jupiter, planet of exaggeration, you will believe you can move mountains with your bare hands. You will soon know whether you’re right or wrong. Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23) You may feel vulnerable and not up to the task ahead but all you need is a change of attitude. If you keep feeling sorry for yourself then, yes, you will probably fail. It’s time to toughen up. Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22) Scorpios are noted for their laser-like intensity and if you can focus your mind on one particular problem you’ll come up with a brilliant solution, even though better minds than yours’ have tried and failed. Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21) The next 72 hours could be crucial for your long-term goals. Someone important has their eye on you but it won’t come to anything unless you let it be known you’re ready for more responsibility. Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20) You are about to do something the typical Capricorn doesn’t do. Too many times you have allowed others to control you. Not any more. Some may say you’ve lost your mind but it’s more likely you’ve found it. Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19) You may think you can get away with anything this week and, for a while, you probably will. But there will come a time when your luck runs out and you could find yourself in serious trouble. Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20) Come right out and ask for what you want. With the sun and articulate Mercury united in Virgo there is every chance your wish will be granted. But remember, if your tone is wrong you may be denied. Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20) If you really want to make progress, use your head before you use your muscles. There’s a much easier way to complete a task than putting your back into it and working up a sweat. Brain beats brawn every time. Taurus (Apr 21 - May 21) There’s no point expecting instant results this week – if you do, you are going to be disappointed. Something you are working on will have an impressive outcome but only when the time is right. Gemini (May 22 - Jun 21) You have a message to deliver, but will those who hear you heed your words of wisdom? That depends on how you put your message across. If you talk down to them your message will fall on deaf ears. Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 23) Why are you so nervous? Why do you keep looking over your shoulder? What have you done wrong this time? Whatever it is, don’t worry: according to your solar chart you will probably get away with it. Leo (Jul 24 - Aug 23) You have all the information you need to sort out a financial tangle, but being a laid-back Leo you may leave someone else to deal with it. Be warned: that someone may not be trustworthy.