Virgo (Aug 24 - Sep 23)

You have so many great ideas but one stands head and shoulders above them all. This is the idea you must now concentrate on, even if it forces you to abandon the rest. It is time to start something new. Start the right thing in the right way and it cannot possibly fail.

Libra (Sep 24 - Oct 23)

A little of what you fancy will do you the world of good this week – loved ones will feel the benefits, too. There is no point in hiding your feelings – others are not as easily fooled as you think they are. Let your partner know what you really want. Chances are they want it too.

Scorpio (Oct 24 - Nov 22)

What takes place in your life over the next few day will in some way or other be the result of efforts you have made over the past 12 months. It may feel as if you have been outrageously lucky but the truth is you deserve your good fortune. Now all you have to do is enjoy it.

Sagittarius (Nov 23 - Dec 21)

A new moon at the midheaven angle of your chart marks a time in the not too-distant future when your dreams start coming true. But first you must prepare the ground and lay the foundations. And there is no point in doing that until you have decided what it is you want to build.

Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 20)

Be gentle with yourself this week – don’t do anything that requires too much effort or is likely to cause conflict. We all need a break occasionally – you just happen to need one more than most. If your emotions are in turmoil you must give yourself time to calm down.

Aquarius (Jan 21 - Feb 19)

You may not relish what you discover this week but by the weekend you will have come to terms with the fact that your financial situation will have to change. If the first step to resolve the problem is to accept there is a problem the hardest step is already behind you.

Pisces (Feb 20 - Mar 20)

Venus, planet of harmony, enters Virgo, your opposite sign, this week. On one level this will make partners easier to deal with but on another it will tend to make you far too easygoing. It is good to forgive but only when it’s merited. Not everyone deserves your compassion.

Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20) .

You may be an unusually modest Aries but it is possible to be too unassuming. If you have done something you are proud of recently then this is the time to shout about it. As you don’t usually boast about your successes you will convince even your critics that you deserve their praise.

Taurus (Apr 21 - May 21)

No matter how great you feel this week you must stay grounded. With so many good things going on in your life you could easily start thinking nothing will ever go wrong. Common sense should tell you that is exactly the moment when you are most vulnerable to mistakes.

Gemini (May 22 - Jun 21)

You will be acutely aware this week how much the reality in your life differs from what you would like it to be. Fortunately, the new moon will give you a fresh perspective of how to deal with family and domestic problems – the first step to changing your life for the better.

Cancer (Jun 22 - Jul 23)

If you feel the need to express yourself loudly and forcefully this week then do so. You may annoy someone you usually get along with well but they must be made to see that you mean business and that you refuse to be treated as if your opinions don’t count.

Leo (Jul 24 - Aug 23)

At first glance, what you are confronted with this week may look like the same old situation you have faced so many times before. But before the week is over you will have discarded your pessimism completely. This time it would appear that you really have begun to turn the corner.