Those born under your sign often avoid controversy and confrontation. Yet you might consider the value they have. You will thrive on a little friction and polarity. That does not mean hostility or any form of negative vibes. Rather, you need the kind of contact that allows you to assert who you are in a sportsman-like way.
Feel your own presence anywhere you go. Just the fact of your being somewhere has an influence in your environment, and by all indications a positive one. Imagine yourself holding the space open for the right thing to happen. You don’t need to say anything; the most important thing you can do is be aware of who and what is in your environment, and what the purpose of any meeting or project is.
You are the person who decides when you’re ready to make any decision you want to make. It’s also easy to second- and third-guess yourself. You need to know when your intuition is speaking and when you’re just not feeling confident. In such a moment, it’s best to be patient, and to make a point of being helpful to others.
Believing in yourself and making an impression on the world: that’s what these weeks of your life are about. When you have confidence, you don’t need luck; you know how to take the right chances. When you have faith in yourself, people of influence notice you. You know you’re in the right place at the right time.
Take leadership, and do it now. Set things right from the beginning. Admit that you know more than nearly anyone else around you, and remind yourself that you have the guts to take action. If you’re clear about these things, you’ll be of true service to those around you. They will benefit from your guidance and ability to make clear decisions.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 22) — Doubt and confidence are not opposites. Rather, confidence is what you have when you’re able to acknowledge and face your doubts consciously. Therefore, if you have questions, ask them loudly and clearly, especially of yourself. Be fearless about this. Remember, some questions have answers and some lead to deeper inquiries. That’s a beautiful thing.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) — There will be times this month when you are bestowed with the authentic power to heal. Start with yourself. If you have the idea, “I no longer need this struggle” — no matter what it is — take the cue to set your intentions and focus your strength. The door to a better life, and letting go of the past, is wide open.
Libra (Sep. 22-Oct. 23) — This may be one of the most interesting months in many seasons. You might have the feeling you’ve been granted superhero powers and a newfound craving to solve the world’s problems. Start close to home; indeed, I suggest you start at home, making the long-overdue changes you need to make. Then expand your idea of home to include anything you believe deserves your love and attention.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep. 22) — Rare planetary activity this month offers you unusual opportunities to grow the best things in your life. The greatest benefit will be seeing the world from the viewpoint of others. This will help you explore common ground and build trust. You have no need to idealize anyone or anything; follow your basic desires and live close to the Earth that you love so much.
I started writing the Marie Claire horoscope for the American edition in March. I’m now confident enough in the column to share it with you. We’ll be emailing it to you via the Tuesday letter each month, and it’s also available on the Planet Waves website — currently under the Inner Space category. I’ll have more to say about this month’s astrology — which includes the Leo New Moon on Friday — in this week’s Thursday issue. — efc
LEO — Emerging astrology this month will do wonders for your self-esteem. You are embarking on a phase of making many self-discoveries, particularly about the depth of your intelligence. Just remember: use it or lose it. Apply your wits to real problems and you will stay sharp. There are few better things in the world that will help you feel good about yourself than being the source of an innovative solution. Registered readers may view all 12 horoscopes, and much more.