Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23)
The sun joins your ruler, Mercury, romantic Venus and success planet Jupiter in your birth sign this week, changing your life for the better. Even when minor things go wrong you will take them in your stride. Either your luck has changed or you have realised that happiness is largely a matter of attitude.

Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23)
Don’t waste time arguing over things that don’t matter. It may feel as if a partner or loved one is deliberately winding you up but the truth is you are making mountains out of molehills.

Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22)
If you don’t feel like joining in the fun, don’t force yourself. Something of a financial or business nature is preying on your mind and will continue to do so until Mars and Saturn separate on Friday. After that you can relax and let your hair down.

Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)
You’re so close to fulfilling an aim or ambition you once thought was beyond you that you may be worried it will be snatched out of reach at the last possible moment. Don’t worry, it won’t. What you want is what you’ll get.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20)
It’s possible to have too much of a good thing and with Mars overshadowed by your ruler Saturn if you overexert yourself in one direction you’re sure to pay for it in another. Moderation will bring benefits you thought beyond your reach just a few short weeks ago.

Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19)
Something you are told may, on first impression, seem logical and sincere. It’s only when you dig a little deeper you will realise that certain facts and figures simply don’t add up. The more someone tells you to listen to reason, the more you should listen to your instincts.

Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)
Don’t allow your attention to be diverted by something which, while interesting, is also totally irrelevant. Focus your energy on resolving a partnership issue. Once that’s been dealt with there will be enough time to enjoy things of a more frivolous nature.

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Everyone else may seem better off than you but your ruler, Mars, linked to Saturn warns of the pain you’ll cause this week if you act on impulse and follow your heart instead of your head. Plan carefully and you’ll find ways to get what you want without giving up what you have.

Taurus (Apr 21 - May 21)
Other people’s lives may seem more glamorous and exciting than yours but has it never occurred to you that they see you in much the same way? The grass may seem greener on the other side of the fence this week, regardless of which side you happen to be standing.

Gemini (May 22 - Jun 21)
Hard as it might be, you must try to put yourself in the shoes of a loved one before criticising their lifestyle or way of looking at things. Different people have different needs and goals. Wise Geminis will fret about their own shortcomings before pointing the finger at others.

Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 23)
Your social life will be a source of joy and inspiration in the weeks ahead – you’ll be in the right place at the right time with the right people. Whether or not you learn from the experience is entirely up to you but the opportunity is there if you choose to take it.

Leo (Jul 24 - Aug 23)
Your desire to do something constructive, to build a framework that will stand the test of time, can no longer be ignored or channelled into less fulfilling pursuits. Even if others oppose your creative or artistic ideas, you must back your instincts with action.