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Monthly Overview: August 2019

August is largely packed with harmonious and positive cosmic energy – a welcome relief after a somewhat challenging time thus far. The month gets off to a slightly sticky start with a Venus-Uranus square on the 2nd which hints at disruptions in love or money. However, the Sun and Venus both trine Jupiter on the 7th and 8th respectively, ushering in good fortune, optimism and joy for all who care to reach out and receive. On the 11th Jupiter turns direct, making this an excellent moment to initiate big life changes.

A Full Moon in Aquarius on the 15th is about humanitarian instincts, community and doing what we can for our fellow humans. This is a very socially aware energy and many of us will become acutely uncomfortable with inequality or unfairness at this time. When Mars arrives in conscious Virgo on the 17th, it’s the ideal time to start to do something about the problems we witness – although as ever with Virgo energy, it’s important not to allow perfection to become the enemy of good.

Venus arrives in earthy Virgo on the 21st, encouraging old fashioned values in love and an ethos of care and politeness. When Venus conjuncts Mars on the 24th, it’s a good time to work on relationships, making allowances for one another and fine tuning the details of love. There are some excellent surprises in store on the 26th and 28th, when Venus and then Mars trine Uranus, and the month rounds out with a Virgo New Moon – it’s time to get organized, to plan and to plant any necessary seeds of change.

MONTHLY OVERVIEW: September 2019

September begins on a rather rash note. The square between Venus and Jupiter on the 2nd reeks of over-optimism and rose-tinted viewing goggles, while on the same day the Sun conjuncts Mars in a display of spectacular impulsiveness. This wouldn’t be so bad if we weren’t basing our actions on poor information – but between the 4th and 10th, Venus, Mercury and the Sun all form oppositions to nebulous Neptune, ensuring that accurate facts are thin on the ground. There is help at hand in the middle of the muddle, from a constructive Mars-Saturn trine on the 8th, but that may be too little too late – Mars squares Jupiter on the 12th and we’re back on the over-optimistic carousel once more.

The Pisces Full Moon on the 14th underlines the somewhat illusory nature of the first two weeks of the month. Mercury and Venus both arrive in Libra on this date, which being an air sign should help to provide some logic. However, the Libra energy is notorious for taking the route of least resistance, and there’s an element here of saying and doing whatever feels least likely to rock the boat.

Mars trines Pluto on the 19th in a powerful cosmic display of intent and purpose. This energy provides exceptionally strong willpower, so those signs who have been paying attention may find this to be the best few days of the month and certainly a chance to make some progress. However, September looks set to end on a sobering note, with Mercury and Venus both squaring up to Saturn on the 22nd and 25th respectively, bringing a somewhat dour energy to play.

MONTHLY OVERVIEW: October 2019

October boasts some creative, magical moments – but with two difficult lunations also in the schedule, it won’t be an easy ride throughout. The month begins with two sign changes: Mars arrives in Libra on October 3rd, urging a drive to make peace rather than war. However, on the same day, Mercury enters Scorpio, clouding judgement with strong emotions; whether head or heart wins out will be a major question this month. A bout of brilliance or even genius gets an airing on October 6th when Mercury opposes Uranus, so logic gets an early lead on emotions.

On October 8th, Venus slinks into Scorpio, stirring passions and igniting jealousy and suspicion among lovers. A few days later on the 12th, Venus opposes Uranus in an aspect which can bring romantic magic but more often than not brings instability and surprises of the wrong kind. The following day, October 13th, sees an unusually selfish Aries Full Moon – this energy is take, take, take, plus some bonus aggression, thanks to a square to Pluto so not ideal for those in love.

Nonetheless, the second part of October looks easier. On October 15th and 21st respectively, Mercury and then Venus trine gentle Neptune. The first aspect sparks imagination and creativity, the second manifests pure love, idealism and spirituality. This could be a week to remember – but make the most of it. The Scorpio New Moon on the 27th promises transformation, but at a possibly painful price. Meanwhile, a Mars-Saturn square on the same day makes everything that much more difficult.

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Aries (March 20 - April 19)

Got itchy feet? The urge to expand and explore will be strong this August - travel will bring you great joy, and so will creativity. On the 7th and 8th, the Sun and then Venus respectively trine jovial Jupiter, encouraging you to take a chance on the unknown. If an opportunity sounds exciting but scary, that's exactly the kind of thing you should be taking up!

Further confirmation of this will come when Jupiter turns direct on the 11th - events around this time should illuminate the right direction for you. The Aquarius Full Moon on the 15th is about reaching out to help others. Put aside selfish interests for the day and instead see what you can do to make someone else's life better - even when that has no benefit for you personally. Once Mars moves in Virgo on the 17th, focus on your health - particularly your mental health.

It's a good time to start a new exercise regime or to seek out a therapist. Your love life may get bogged down in a quest for perfection between August 21st and 24th, as Venus enters Virgo and then conjuncts Mars. This area of your chart deals with routines and everyday matters, so make a conscious effort to prioritize love and to elevate it back into being something special. Trines between Venus and Uranus and then Mars and Uranus on the 26th and 28th bring good news about money, and a very helpful New Moon on August 30th should allow you to push ahead with a new work project.


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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Use the energies from early August to heal any past hurts you have suffered; later in the month, the focus switches to fun. A tense Venus-Uranus square on the 2nd suggests that criticism from within the family is painful for you, but helpful trines from both the Sun and Venus to Jupiter - on the 7th and 8th encourage healing and forgiveness. Once Jupiter turns direct on the 11th, you'll be able to see how to move on and how to leave behind these grudges once and for all. There could be a turning point in your career around the 15th, when the Full Moon shines from your ambitions zone.

If what you do for a living isn't quite what you dreamed of, then think laterally about what you could do instead. Mars arrives in your creativity zone on the 17th, so it could well be that you have hidden artistic talents which could be put to good use. This area of your chart also deals with dating - and once Venus arrives here on the 21st, and then conjuncts Mars on the 24th, it's a truly marvelous time for meeting someone new. Assuming you're single, of course!

Venus trines Uranus on the 26th and Mars follows suit two days later - these cosmic energies bring surprises and delights which could relate to love, especially new love, or to creative ideas which you can suddenly bring to life. It's a very positive way to end the month, especially with a New Moon in your joy zone on August 30th - don't hold yourself back!


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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

August's energies focus on your love life and your family life, sprinkling romance and laughter where it's needed most. The month begins with a hint that secrecy has harmed your love life in the past, as Venus square up to Uranus on the 2nd. However, two beautiful trines to Jupiter - one from the Sun and one from Venus, on the 7th and 8th respectively - show that communication is now thriving between you and your partner; you're becoming closer than ever. Jupiter turns direct in your love zone on the 11th and that makes this first half of the month perfect for making changes to your family routines and lifestyles.

The Full Moon on the 15th prompts you to be open-minded and to revise some outdated prejudices. When Mars arrives in your family zone on the 17th, you may bump heads with teens or younger family member over some of your views, but it's nothing which can't be resolved with respectful dialogue. On the 21st, Venus shifts into your family zone, soothing any ruffled feathers, and on the 24th, a stunning Venus-Mars conjunction highlights family togetherness and contentment. Look into your family history around the 26th and 28th - Venus trines Uranus on the first of these dates and is swiftly followed by Mars, suggesting that a surprising secret may lurk in your past.

Digging and research will give you plenty of reasons to smile. The month ends with a New Moon in your family zone on the 30th, which suggests a new start for your family, perhaps in a new home.


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Cancer (June 21 - July 21)

August looks set to be an exceptionally busy month, but you'll enjoy the comings and goings. If you stay focused, you can achieve a lot. Good financial news on the 7th or 8th comes courtesy of trines between the Sun and Jupiter and then Venus and Jupiter. Congratulate yourself on the hard work which has got you to this point and start to make positive plans for the future too - especially once Jupiter turns direct in your work zone on the 11th.

The Full Moon on the 15th hints at something - or someone - resurfacing from the past, which may prompt strong emotions for a day or two. Don't panic; experience the feelings fully and let them pass. Mars will arrive in your mind zone on the 17th and from that point onwards you'll be too busy to worry about anything much. Expect plenty of errands to run, every increasing work demands and a very hectic family life - but all in a good way.

Venus shirts into your neighborhood zone on the 21st, and conjuncts Mars there on the 24th, which could suggest an interesting encounter with someone local, if you're single and looking for love. Socially, the month hots up even further on the 26th and 28th, when first Venus and then Mars trines Uranus, the planet of surprises. You may find yourself joining new clubs or groups or being called upon to take the lead among your friends and colleagues. As the New Moon on the 30th confirms, people are listening to your ideas, sitting up and taking notice.


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Leo (July 22 - August 22)

Do you have enough fun in your life? Probably not - but August's cosmic energies will help you to fix that. A difficult Venus-Uranus square on the 2nd highlights how too much work and responsibility has taken its toll on your love of life; the first week of August may be quite heavy going. However, first the Sun and then Venus trines Jupiter on the 7th and 8th, encouraging you to take up a new hobby, see a show, get dating or otherwise invite the fun and laughter back into your life. Jupiter turns direct in your fun zone on the 11th too, so doing what makes you smile will become easier to prioritize.

On the 15th, the Full Moon shines from your love zone, so pay close attention to your relationship on this date. Is there more you could do to work together as a team? Does your sweetheart feel fully valued? Do you? Work on anything which needs fixing.

There's a change of pace on the 17th as Mars steams into your money zone and you start to focus on increasing your income and your financial security. This is a very good time to expand a business or to start a lucrative side hustle. Be careful not to spend the extra cash as soon as you get it though, especially once luxury-loving Venus arrives in your shopping zone on the 24th! A very fortunate trine between Mars and Uranus on the 28th helps you to get a new business idea off the ground, and a New Moon in your money zone on August 30th points towards a profitable success.


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Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

August is a month for putting past regrets firmly behind you and for focusing only on the here and now. Although a difficult Venus-Uranus square on the 2nd causes you to beat yourself up over missed opportunities, it's important to avoid negative self-talk. Look towards the inspirational Sun and Venus trines with Jupiter on the 7th and 8th for a more positive approach. Both of these trines help you to put the past behind you and to understand that what's gone is gone.

Jupiter turns direct in your history zone on the 11th too, further reinforcing that message. A Full Moon on the 15th falls in your health zone and it's a particularly important moment for your mental health. Take this opportunity to seek therapy or counseling if appropriate, or to start positive new self esteem habits. You're turning the corner, confidence-wise, and the arrival of Mars into your own sign on the 17th will definitely boost your ability to promote yourself and your talents.

It's time to stop hiding and to start showcasing your abilities from the rooftops. Venus also arrives in Virgo on the 21st, increasing your sociability and making you feel more at ease around others. The 24th, when Venus conjuncts Mars, is an especially good time for meeting someone new, if you're single and looking for love. Meanwhile, a very fortuitous Venus-Uranus trine on the 26th is swiftly followed by a Mars-Uranus trine on the 28th - these aspects encourage you to break free from self-imposed restrictions and to take a walk on the wild side - as does the New Moon in your own sign on August 30th.


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Libra (September 23 - October 22)

You may feel under pressure from peers, friends and colleagues this August, but don't take it personally. Some may have good advice for you. The month gets off to a slightly ill-tempered start on the 2nd when a friend or colleague nit-picks you on something from the past - however, don't judge and try to keep smiling. You'll be glad you did on the 7th and 8th when lovely trines from the Sun and Venus to Jupiter highlight a brilliant idea bounced between friends. Once Jupiter turns direct on the 11th your mind will clear and you'll be able to see constructive criticism as helpful.

If you're single, the Full Moon on the 15th is an interesting one, falling as it does in your dating zone. Someone you meet by chance could turn out to be fascinating and fabulous, you never know! The tone shifts mid-month, however, when Mars moves into your secrets zone on the 17th. It could be hard work maintaining your privacy from that point forwards, especially once Venus arrives in the same zone on the 21st. A new romance may have to be kept under wraps, or perhaps you and your existing partner just wish the world would leave you alone for a while.

Patience. A beautiful conjunction between Mars and Venus on the 24th highlights your spiritual connection and the karmic links which brought you together in the first place. Meanwhile, your imagination is fired up by a very creative and optimistic Mars-Uranus trine on the 28th. Inspiration for a novel or a work of art could strike now, especially following the New Moon on August 30th.


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Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Money worries start to ease up this August, which takes the pressure off your family life too. Although the month begins with a bad-tempered Venus-Uranus square on the 2nd, which impacts your relationship, the tensions of the first week soon disappear. On the 7th and 8th, trines from the Sun and Venus respectively link to bountiful Jupiter and this shows great earning potential. Your career may get a boost along with your public status - and, crucially, your bank account.

Jupiter turns direct in your money zone on the 11th, further increasing your chances of being in the right place at the right time for a bonus. During the Full Moon on the 15th, focus on your family life. There's a sense of completion here, so you may be finishing up a house move or even welcoming "the last" addition to your family. The focus will shift once more on the 17th, however, as Mars arrives in your social zone - now it's time to meet new friends and to celebrate existing friends who have stood with you through thick and thin.

If you're single, a lovely Venus-Mars conjunction in your friendship zone on the 24th hints that a friendship could turn into something much more significant. If you're already in love, look out for some fun moments on the 26th and 28th when Venus and then Mars trines Uranus, linking friends and your love life in a circle of joy. The New Moon on August 30th is in your social zone too, so it's a wonderful time to meet new faces.


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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 20)

August is a good time for an image switch, a makeover or a new definition of who you are. This is especially true around the 7th and 8th, when first the Sun and then Venus trines Jupiter, urging you to take some risks, stop conforming and express your true identity. Don't be afraid to show who you are, especially once your ruling planet, Jupiter, turns direct in your own sign on the 11th. The Full Moon on the 15th is a hectic time and you may find yourself late or delayed for something important.

Keep calm and employ a cool head; there are ways and means to salvage the situation if you get creative. From the 17th onwards, turn your thoughts to your career. Mars arrives in your ambitions zone at this point, urging you onwards and upwards. Whatever your current position, you'll be determined to better it.

Once Venus arrives in your career zone on the 21st you can use your charm and good humor to help oil the wheels at work but be sure to remain sincere. Don't use people, even if you can get away with it. If you're single, a Venus-Mars conjunction in your career zone hints at a possible workplace romance, but mostly the focus is on hard work - particularly during an exciting Mars-Uranus trine on the 28th, which points towards huge success and acclaim. The New Moon on August 30th also falls in your career zone - new beginnings await.


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Capricorn (December 21 - January 19)

Your confidence may waver at the beginning of August, but taking a chance will pay off, especially later in the month. A difficult Venus-Uranus square on the 2nd highlights your doubts and insecurities, so the first week of August may feel like hard work. However, on the 7th and 8th first the Sun and then Venus trines Jupiter, bringing positivity and optimism and showing you that you're far more capable than you realize. When Jupiter turns direct on the 11th, turn inwards and improve your self esteem through prayer or meditation.

The Full Moon on the 15th shines from your money zone, suggesting a mini financial crisis or perhaps an unexpected bill. This may trigger your risk aversion instinct, but in fact the best way to increase your prosperity is to take more chances. You'll discover the wisdom of this following the 17th when Mars shifts into your exploration zone and encourages you to take that leap of faith. If you're single and looking for love, you may meet a new date while traveling, or perhaps in a library or educational establishment - especially once Venus moves into your travel and education zone on the 21st.

Trines from Venus and then Mars to Uranus on August 26th and 28th suggest joyful surprises when traveling, so again, this is encouragement to say yes to opportunities and to take a risk. The New Moon on the 30th highlights the good things which happen when you open yourself up to the cosmos.


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Aquarius (January 20 - February 17)

You won't want to spend too much time alone as August begins; there's a very sociable vibe around you, which extends into your love life too. In fact, if you're single and looking for love, look no further than your existing group of friends - two trines, first from the Sun and then from Venus to Jupiter on the 7th and 8th suggest that a friend may become something much more. Even if you're already happily attached, don't hesitate to mix more widely socially, especially once Jupiter turns direct in your friendship zone on the 11th. The Full Moon in your own sign on the 15th is a good time to pause for reflection.

You've come a very long way already this year, but you have further to go. Think about the image you project and work on being truer to your own identity. Passion is turned up full volume on the 17th when Mars arrives in your sex zone - after a torrid few days, however, things calm down a little when Venus also arrives there and encourage a more romantic and gentle approach to love. An intriguing Venus-Mars conjunction in this same zone on the 24th, however, may suggest an illicit or secretive affair - or the resurfacing of one which ended some time ago.

Be careful what you wish for! Fortunately, any negativity here is short-lived, and when Venus and Mars trine Uranus on the 26th and 28th, there should be a happy ending in store for all.


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Pisces (February 18 - March 19)

Boredom at work could be an issue at the very start of August, but career-related changes soon liven things up. Watch out for an ill-tempered Venus-Uranus square on the 2nd which highlights dissatisfaction with your job and a lack of mental stimulation. If you can hang on in there, however, lovely trines from the Sun and Venus to Jupiter on the 7th and 8th highlight changes to your responsibilities which make you much happier. Jupiter also turns direct in your career zone on the 11th, so let your ambitions soar and start to chase the future you want.

The Full Moon on the 15th occurs in your spiritual zone, so take this day to spend quietly and at peace, however you can. You'll thrive near nature or close to water, but even a lazy day will help you to recharge. Your relationship takes front and center priority following the 17th when Mars arrives in your love zone. This cosmic vibe brings plenty of energy and passion, but this energy all too easily turns to anger at times too.

It could be a bumpy few days, but once Venus arrives in your love zone on the 21st, things should settle down nicely. A lovely Venus-Mars conjunction in your love zone on the 24th could prompt an especially romantic moment - sweet! August ends on a high note too, with a New Moon, still in your love zone, on the 30th - it's a happy fresh start for you and your sweetheart, whether you've only just met or have been together for years.


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Aries (March 20 - April 19)

September could be an important month for your career goals, although first you will need to sort out some practicalities and get your mental health in order. Difficult squares from Venus and Mars to Jupiter, on the 2nd and 12th, both highlight regrets from chances you didn't take. You're dwelling too much on this and besides, your view of the past isn't even accurate - with Venus, Mercury and the Sun all opposing Neptune at various points between September 4th and 10th, you may be mis-remembering a lot. Try to put this behind you.

Around the 8th, there is a very constructive Mars-Saturn trine which reminds you how far you've come with your work goals and encourages you to think ahead rather than looking backwards. The Full Moon on the 14th shows you in no uncertain terms that the past was not as rosy as you think - and when Mercury and Venus both move into your love zone on this same day, you'll know that you have the support of your partner in moving forwards. Look to September 19th as a red-letter day, when Mars trines Pluto and you feel as though you can achieve absolutely anything, especially at work. This is a time to truly shine and to adopt the leadership position you were born for.

The sudden changes this energy brings may cause you some self-doubt initially, however, especially around the 22nd and 25th, when first Mercury and then Venus squares up to depressive Saturn. Dig deep and get to the root of your dissatisfaction on the 26th, harnessing the energy of a Mercury-Pluto square to uncover the real problem.


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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

Travel opportunities bring great rewards in September, provided you don't allow your fear of risk to hold you back. Something niggling in the back of your mind prevents you from saying yes to an opportunity on the 2nd or 12th, as Venus and then Mars squares up to expansive Jupiter. It could be peer pressure or judgement from friends and family which is inhibiting you, especially between the 4th and 10th, when Venus, Mercury and the Sun all oppose Neptune in quick succession. It's not that your loved ones don't support you - they probably don't understand your intentions.

So, explain! September 8th is a good time for getting people to back you, courtesy of a helpful Mars-Saturn trine - and the Full Moon on the 14th highlights supportive friendships too. With those fears put to bed, you can take advantage of a tremendous Mars-Pluto trine on the 19th, which again brings travel to the fore. If you're not literally traveling, expand your mind through learning, education, languages or armchair travel.

You may still have some confidence wobbles later in the month, especially around the 22nd and 25th, when Mercury and Venus make successive squares to Saturn, dampening the mood and creating doubts where none need exist. However, the month draws to a close with a Mercury-Pluto square - a useful one, this time. This energy reassures you, because if you do your research, you'll find that you have nothing to fear after all - so go for it!


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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

You're unusually emotional this September, but you can put those feelings and energies to good, constructive use. There could be conflict between your blood family and your in-laws on the 2nd and 12th, when Venus and Mars make successive squares to Jupiter. Everyone has been pretending to get on, but the masks slip. Added to this, your sweetheart may be struggling with your lack of family time, especially between the 4th and 10th, when Venus, Mercury and the Sun all take turns opposing Neptune and spreading dissatisfaction.

The reality is nowhere near as bad as you both think but it's easy to get things out of proportion at this time. Fortunately, a very constructive Mars-Saturn trine on the 8th brings a reality check and some bright ideas for improving the situation. The Full Moon on the 14th falls in your career zone and helps you to use your emotional attachment to your work to find a family-time compromise which works. On the same day, Mercury and Venus both move into your joy zone, so you can expect the mood to lighten considerably.

Family matters improve greatly too on the 19th, when Mars trines Pluto - where there's a will, there's a way, even if you have to make the first move towards forgiveness. Two difficult squares to Saturn - one from Mercury and one from Venus - lower the mood again a little on the 22nd and 25th, especially if an in-law deliberately ruins an event. However, Mercury squares up to Pluto on the 26th and helps you to wrestle back control - for good.


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Cancer (June 21 - July 21)

Love is on your mind this September. Whether you're already in a relationship or single and dating, take care to communicate from the heart. A lack of time and increased work demands means you have to put relationships on the back burner for much of the first week of the month, and especially on the 2nd and 12th, when first Venus and then Mars squares up to Jupiter, highlighting unrealistic expectations. Your love life suffers a further blow between the 4th and 10th, when Venus, Mercury and the Sun take turns opposing Neptune, spreading confusion and perhaps some deceit.

If you're traveling, be sure to be firm with the details in order to avoid misunderstandings at this time. Communication with your sweetheart does improve on the 8th, courtesy of a powerful and energizing Mars-Saturn trine, but the Full Moon on the 14th again signals potential confusion over travel arrangements. Look to the potent Mars-Pluto trine on the 19th to get your love life back on track. This energy helps you to speak from your very soul and to truly listen to your lover's problems too.

In-laws or children may be difficult on September 22nd and 25th, when Mercury and Venus square up to Saturn, but this is something you can deal with as a team. By the time Mercury squares up to Pluto on the 26th, you'll have a successful strategy in place for dealing with family nightmares!


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Leo (July 22 - August 22)

You may feel at the mercy of circumstances for part of September, which alarms and frightens you. However, you have it within yourself to overcome anything. It's a bumpy ride first and foremost for your finances, especially on the 2nd and 12th, when Venus and Mars square up to Jupiter and bring home the consequences of previous over-spending. This financial trouble could cause arguments and resentments in your relationship, not least between the 4th and 10th - at this time, Venus, Mercury and the Sun all oppose nebulous Neptune in quick succession.

If you have been less than honest about money with your sweetheart, you can expect that to be thrown back in your face. However, a constructive Mars-Saturn trine on the 8th helps you to bring order to this chaos, with a plan for moving ahead. The Full Moon on the 14th highlights a debt which must be repaid, whether financial or otherwise, but on the same day Mercury and Venus shift into your intellect zone, helping you to find an intelligent - and quick - solution. On the 19th, a powerful Mars-Pluto trine brings great progress at work and puts you firmly back in control over your job and your money, so you can breathe a sigh of relief.

Keep communicating with your other half, however. Recovery won't be instant, and there could be some mistrust on the 22nd and 25th if you're not open about the situation. On these dates, Mercury first and then Venus square up to Saturn, so it's time to show that you're serious about your responsibilities towards your loved ones.


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Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Not getting enough leisure time is starting to affect your mental health and wellbeing. It's vital this September that you put yourself first. Easier said than done, especially on the 2nd and 12th, when Venus and Mars square up to Jupiter and the family expects you to perform minor miracles at the drop of a hat. You will struggle on the 4th, 7th and 10th too, as Venus, Mercury and the Sun in turn oppose Neptune, confusing your boundaries. However, a positive and vibrant Mars-Saturn trine on the 8th reminds you that you are in control of your own destiny.

These are your choices to make - and they are choices, not obligations. You can choose to prioritize you. The Full Moon on the 14th highlights emotions within your relationship, especially if your other half is used to your selflessness and doesn't like change. However, with both Mercury and Venus moving into your self-esteem zone on the same day, you're well placed to stick to your guns. The 19th looks set to be a special day.

A powerful Mars-Pluto trine encourages you to seek whatever brings you joy and these energies also free you from any feelings of guilt about making time for yourself. A new hobby may prove expensive, however, so watch out for some potential serious overspending on the 22nd or 25th, as Mercury and Venus square up to Saturn and your sense of responsibility evades you. By the time Mercury squares up to Pluto on the 26th, you'll have regained a sense of balance and proportion.


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Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Take time to look after your health this September. You're a very giving sign, but you can't give if your own tank is empty. Difficult squares from first Venus and then Mars to Jupiter on the 2nd and 12th show how hard it is for you to switch off from stress and pressure, and this will be affecting your sleep and your rest times. Between the 4th and 10th, you'll also struggle with being alert enough for work, as Venus, Mercury and the Sun queue up to oppose Neptune, spreading sleepiness and confusion.

Fortunately, a helpful trine between Mars and Saturn on the 8th shows your family helping out and ensuring that you do manage to get some down time. The Full Moon on the 14th, however, shines from your everyday work zone - it could be that you've made careless mistakes through tiredness and that these come back to haunt you around this time. With Mercury and Venus moving into your own sign on the same day, however, you're well placed to make up for this, so don't worry too much. A lovely trine between Mars and Pluto on the 19th re-energizes you and brings great family joy too, especially if someone has been keeping a (happy!) secret.

However, watch out for an increase in family demands, especially on the 22nd and 25th, when Mercury and Venus square up to Saturn. Always busy, you may be called upon yet again to give up more of your precious time.


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Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Your social life is under scrutiny this September and it's not all roses and laughter. Expect some falling outs as people change and move on. There could be an argument over money with a friend on the 2nd or 12th, when first Venus and then Mars squares up to Jupiter and shows how your well-meaning generosity may have been used against you. Meanwhile, between the 4th and 10th, friendships become slightly confusing or perhaps even dishonest - this mirrors the oppositions taking place that week between Neptune and each of Venus, Mercury and the Sun. Someone may not be telling the whole truth.

The 8th is a good moment to try to uncover what's going on, however, as a straight-talking Mars-Saturn trine insists on transparency. September 14th brings a Full Moon in your joy zone - possibly indicating that something or someone you used to enjoy has now become a chore. Don't hesitate to move away from anyone who is holding you back. There will be new friends on the horizon to replace any who are no longer on your wavelength. The 19th, in particular, is a very good day socially - as Mars trines Pluto, you'll meet some people who will quickly become part of your tribe.

Towards the end of September, you'll value a little more privacy, but the social whirl does not let up. Expect to feel a little bad tempered on the 22nd and 25th as Mercury and then Venus square up to Saturn. You'd prefer to be alone, but that doesn't seem to be an option.


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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 20)

Money makes the world go around, so they say, but for you it's always been a little more complex than that. September finds you questioning the value of what you do for a living and seeking something altogether more satisfying. This may feel particularly acute on the 2nd and 12th, when first Venus and then Mars square up to philosophical Jupiter. Your family may well have a say in this too, especially between the 4th and 10th when a series of oppositions to Neptune show how out of balance your work-life schedule has become.

However, in order to make positive changes to your work and lifestyle, you'll need to be able to afford the change. Look for positive energies on the 8th, when a Mars-Saturn trine blesses your career zone and your money zone together. The Full Moon on the 14th highlights family tensions, but you'll feel more in control knowing that you're starting to make changes. Another very helpful career and money-related trine comes on the 19th, this time with Mars linking up with transformative Pluto.

If you didn't know before how to make work more satisfying, you'll get answers then. Ignore peer pressure and naysayers on the 22nd and 25th, when Mercury and Venus square up to party pooper Saturn. Not everyone approves of what you're doing, but it's none of their business, is it? By the 26th, when Mercury squares Pluto, you'll have a much firmer idea of where you're heading.


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Capricorn (December 21 - January 19)

Stretch your mind this September. Learning and studying, even just for fun, brings great joy as well as great opportunities. You may find your confidence dipping slightly on the 2nd or 12th, when Venus and Mars square up to Jupiter and you sense that you're having to bluff your way through something. A need for more education or training is also highlighted between the 4th and 10th, when various planets oppose Neptune - however, don't be surprised if you feel that you can't take on a new challenge; these energies can be quite depressive and make you doubt yourself.

In reality, you are more than capable, as evidenced by a highly constructive Mars-Saturn trine on the 8th. Working towards a new vocational qualification will be particularly satisfying this month, especially if it does push you mentally. As the Full Moon on the 14th proves, you're happiest when you're working out how to do something difficult. Coincidentally, Mercury, the planet of the mind, moves into your career zone on that same day, indicating that you are indeed up to the challenge.

Your education efforts get another similar boost on the 19th, when Mars trines Pluto and bolsters your confidence no end. A couple of minor blips on the 22nd and 25th may temporarily blow you off course, as Mercury and Venus square up to Saturn and highlight false starts - but by the 26th when Mercury squares Pluto, you should be well on your way towards success.


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Aquarius (January 20 - February 17)

Complex emotions are stirring deep within you this September. Self-doubt could be a real issue on the 2nd and 12th, as Venus and Mars square up to Jupiter, leaving you wondering if you've bitten off more than you can chew at work or in your life goals. Similarly, in both money and love, a series of oppositions to Neptune between the 4th and 10th may leave you doubting yourself and worrying over your abilities to cope. However, a helpful Mars-Saturn trine on the 8th pushes you out of the shadows and into the spotlight, whether you like it or not, and this serves to prove that you can indeed handle this.

Meanwhile, the Full Moon on the 14th shows you how resourceful you can be - when push comes to shove, you come up aces. There's more good news for your confidence on the 19th, when Mars trines Pluto and again underlines that you're more capable than you think. Talk through your emotions with a counselor or a close friend or seek therapy for any long-held hurts. A busy period at the end of the month finds you struggling slightly, as you would prefer to stay at home as much as possible.

On the 22nd and 25th, when first Mercury and then Venus squares up to Saturn, travel and socializing will seem like real chores. If you persevere with what must be done, however, you'll start to feel a lot brighter after the 26th - when Mercury squares Pluto, logic and common sense win out against your more erratic feelings, putting you firmly back in charge once more.


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Pisces (February 18 - March 19)

Use September's energies to work out where your relationship is heading and to steady and improve your work-life balance. On the 2nd and 12th, conflicts at home may center around how much time you have to spend at work - and between the 4th and 10th, as various planets oppose your ruler, Neptune, you'll find yourself doubting your own identity and feeling guilty over your emotional connection to your work. These could be a tricky few weeks - it's notoriously difficult, of course, to get the balance right between work and home. A constructive Mars-Saturn trine on the 8th will help, as it enables you to plan ahead with clearer objectives and some real teamwork with your sweetheart.

It's not until the Full Moon in your own sign on the 14th that you finally have that "aha!" moment about this situation. This energy gives you a better understanding of how you can be emotionally fulfilled while still spending precious time with your family and earning your keep too. Another helpful trine, from Mars to Pluto, gives you the power to make positive changes on the 19th, so run with that and don't be afraid to dream big. Rivalries and jealousies at work or in your social life could cause minor hiccups on the 22nd and 25th, and your relationship may also be back in the spotlight if your sweetheart thinks your changes at work aren't happening fast enough.

Patience, patience. Things will slot into place, slowly but surely. Look for a sign around the 25th, when Mercury squares Pluto, that the cosmos is on your side.


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Aries (March 20 - April 19)

Finding a balance of give and take is very important this October, but great healing is possible if you can find it in your heart to forgive. You'll find yourself thinking deeply as Mercury arrives in your secrets zone on October 3rd, but on the same day Mars, your ruling planet, moves into your love zone. Expect some unease in your partnership around October 6th, with arguments likely over money or jealousy - or both. However, when Venus shifts into your passion zone on October 8th, at least the making up will be fun!

There could be a shock in your love life around October 12th when Venus opposes unpredictable rebel planet Uranus. Your sweetheart may call you out on your selfishness or impose an ultimatum you didn't see coming. The following day, October 13th, a Full Moon in your own sign could bring matters to an emotional head. If you can stay calm, you can find your way through the maze and back to forgiveness and harmony, especially on October 15th when Mercury trines Neptune and helps you to say and do the right thing towards your lover.

By October 21st, when Venus trines Neptune in a magical fantasy romance, you should have plenty of reasons to smile once more. A New Moon in your passion zone on October 27th helps you put this month's troubles behind you but do watch out for the energy from a Mars-Saturn square on the same day, which warns that you may be spending too much time thinking about work and not enough focusing on your relationship.


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Taurus (April 20 - May 20)

You love to love, but right now, you also want your freedom - and that difficult balancing act is in focus. Mercury arrives in your love zone on October 3rd, so you shouldn't have a problem explaining how you feel, but on the same day Mars arrives in your daily work zone, so you'll want to spend more time on your career than reassuring your lover. When Mercury opposes Uranus on the 6th, this conflict between what you want to do versus what your lover wants you to do could become acute, perhaps with a shock revelation. Fortunately, calming Venus arrives in your love zone on October 8th, ready to sooth ruffled feathers and spread some harmony.

On October 12th, Venus opposes Uranus, bringing you an inspired idea about how to get the best of both worlds - love and independence. The Full Moon in your spiritual zone the following day suggests that deepening the karmic bond you feel with your lover will help a great deal. Between October 15th and 21st, first Mercury and then Venus trine Neptune, showcasing support from your mutual friends, and helpful input from those who care about you both. The New Moon on October 27th falls in your love zone, highlighting how far you've come together as a team.

You still want to spend some time doing your own thing, however, and a square from Mars to Saturn on that same day suggests that you'll quickly become frustrated if you aren't allowed some leeway on this. With Mercury turning retrograde in your love zone on October 31st, be careful how you phrase this to your lover.


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Gemini (May 21 - June 20)

As this season sets in and darkness gathers, October is a great month to get yourself organized and to focus on your productivity. You'll be easily distracted once Mars arrives in your fun zone on October 3rd, but fortunately on the same day intelligent Mercury arrives in your everyday work zone, bringing satisfaction from doing your job well. On October 6th when Mercury opposes Uranus, you might have a flash of brilliance or an innovative idea - and when Venus arrives in your work zone on October 8th, you'll want to socialize in business more and more; a great idea could really take you places. Part of you, however, may be hearing a call to hibernate as the weather changes.

Around October 12th in particular, you would prefer to simply spend time alone as Venus opposes Uranus. The Full Moon the following day falls in your social zone, suggesting an important event which you really should attend, even if you don't feel like it. You'll be glad you did. On October 15th, your recent hard works starts to pay off in your career as Mercury trines Neptune.

Better time management has allowed you to be more creative and this definitely shows in your quality of work. When Venus trines Neptune on October 21st, let your daydreams lead you to new and bigger ambitions. A transformative New Moon on October 27th suggests a possible change of work direction, but you'll feel unsure about the risk this involves. As Saturn squares up to Mars on the same date, your challenge is to be brave and to make that leap.


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Cancer (June 21 - July 21)

October is a time for focusing on joy, creativity and things which make you smile, but you'll need to balance this against your wider responsibilities. The month gets off to a good start on October 3rd when intelligent Mercury arrives in your creative zone, although on the same day Mars moves into your family zone and may create some ill-tempers at home. Unexpected events in your wider community could cause some disruption on October 6th when Mercury opposes Uranus, so leisure pursuits will have to take a backseat while you respond to this.

If you're single and looking for love, October 8th could be an interesting turning point, as Venus moves into your dating zone. A few days later on the 12th, Venus opposes Uranus, pointing towards a surprise romantic declaration, perhaps coming from someone you had previously considered "just a friend". However, the Full Moon on the 13th suggests a difficult decision must be made status-wise, so the joy you feel may be relatively short-lived at that time.

Don't give up, because where there's a will there's a way - between the 15th and the 21st both Mercury and Venus trine Neptune, hinting at creative and imaginative solutions to a romantic problem. By the time the New Moon falls in your dating zone on October 27th, you should be ready for a fresh start in love and filled with new ideas for hobbies and fun too. Watch out for family disapproval of your love life when Mars squares Saturn on that same day - but it's really none of their business, is it?


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Leo (July 22 - August 22)

Work-life balance is a major issue this October, but the signs are good that you can find harmony on this and other difficult matters. For a start, Mercury moves into your family zone on October 3rd, helping you to rationalize the situation and not get caught up in the emotion of it. At the same time, Mars heads into your intellect zone, so you'll feel determined to get this right. Unexpected events may trigger an argument over how your work impacts your family, especially on or around October 6th when Mercury opposes Uranus.

However, diplomatic Venus shifts into your family zone on the 8th and will help you to find a compromise. The Full Moon on October 13th occurs in your travel zone, suggesting a point of crisis here which may be related to your work-life imbalance. Finding a way to cut down your commuting time or your distance to work would be an ideal solution. Think laterally.

When Mercury and then Venus trine Neptune in quick succession between October 15th and 21st, an inspired, creative answer is at your fingertips - don't rule out something which seems at first too good to be true. The New Moon in your family zone on October 27th suggests a fresh start with a newly invigorated family life, now that work pressures are easing. It could be hard work getting a new system set up, however, as indicated by the Mars-Saturn square on the same day - but persevere.


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Virgo (August 23 - September 22)

Feeling bored and restless? This October, you have a chance to get out of a mental rut and to find new challenges. Mercury, your ruling planet, arrives in your intellect zone on October 3rd and at the same time, Mars shifts into your resources zone and encourages you to do more with what you have - money, time and skills. An unexpected event around October 6th highlights your boredom, as Mercury opposes Uranus and you get a glimpse of how life could be so much more.

When Venus sweeps into your intellect zone on the 8th and then opposes Uranus on October 12th, your mind will be clear that something must change. The Full Moon on October 13th brings deep emotions to the fore, but this is your chance to confront what is holding you back. Tackle fears and phobias head on so that you can move forwards with a fresh attitude. Mercury trines Neptune on October 15th and Venus follows suit on the 21st, both hinting at lots of loving support from your partner - so you have the backing you need to make some major life changes now.

By the time the New Moon occurs in your intellect zone on October 27th, you'll have found opportunities for personal, intellectual and spiritual growth. A new study course would be ideal, as this would bring you both mental challenges and potential new earning power. A Mars-Saturn square on that same date reminds you that any such leap of faith could be a risk, but the signs are that it's a risk worth taking.


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Libra (September 23 - October 22)

Finances are your key focus this October; it's a bumpy ride at times, but this is your chance to finally get to grips with your income and spending. Start on October 3rd when intelligent Mercury moves into your money zone. No more burying your head in the sand! It helps that on the same day, Mars arrives in Libra, spurring you on towards self-improvement and betterment. An unexpected financial crisis on or around October 6th could be a turning point, prompted by a tricky Mercury-Uranus opposition.

Luxury-loving Venus enters your money zone on October 8th, highlighting how easily your spending spirals out of control - but when Venus opposes Uranus on the 12th, a flash of insight will help you keep your feet on the ground. It's perhaps the Full Moon on October 13th which is the key moment of the month. This occurs in your love zone and suggests that arguments over money within your relationship could be causing serious trouble. This is a warning sign which prompts you to get your act together in a spectacular fashion - so when Mercury trines Neptune on the 15th, creative ideas and spiritual inspiration combine to create a whole new income stream for you. The potential here is enormous; don't under-estimate your currently under-used artistic talents.

A New Moon in your money zone on October 27th indicates a fresh financial start with a new venture under your belt. It's an exciting time, but it will mean hard work and you may have to sacrifice some family time, as a Mars-Saturn square on the same day warns. Keep your long-term goals in mind as you work.


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Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)

Putting yourself first this October means working on your interpersonal relationships - if you're happy around others, you'll be happy in yourself. Start as you mean to go on once Mercury arrives in Scorpio on October 3rd. At the same time, Mars shifts into your privacy zone, so socializing could be an effort - spend time with the most important people in your life instead of large groups. When Mercury opposes Uranus on October 6th, share your goals and your ideas - however quirky - with your sweetheart.

Get on the same page together and make allowances for each other's differences. When Venus moves into your sign on October 8th, this will become second nature and there's a lot of love for you to enjoy. Indeed, a surprising Venus-Uranus opposition on the 12th could lead to some intense developments! The Full Moon on the 13th reminds you to take good care of your physical and mental health, but your mood overall will be much improved by two magical Neptune trines, one to Mercury and one to Venus, on October 15th and 21st respectively.

This is fantastical, spiritual, ethereal, romantic energy, and is perfect for spicing up your love life or for meeting someone new if you're single. The New Moon on October 27th falls in your own sign, so this is a good time to reinvent your personal image and to strengthen your bonds once more with those around you. You have everything to play for now but watch out for communication mishaps once Mercury turns retrograde in Scorpio on October 31st.


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Sagittarius (November 22 - December 20)

There's a lot of spiritual growth around you this October, but that may mean having to learn to make sacrifices on some fronts. You'll adopt your normal philosophical approach to any setbacks and it shouldn't worry you too much - this is one of the benefits of intelligent Mercury arriving in your spiritual zone on October 3rd. At the same time, Mars arrives in your social zone, so the whole month is a good period in which to forge new social networks. There is some tension between your deepest desires and your obligations and responsibilities towards others.

Notably, a tricky Mercury-Uranus opposition on October 6th may force you to sacrifice some of your precious free time. As Venus moves into your secrets zone on the 8th, your energy will be low, so be sure to get plenty of sleep. Romance picks up around the 12th when Venus opposes Uranus, however, with a potential romantic surprise from a secret admirer - exciting! The following day, the Full Moon falls in your dating zone, so if you're single this could be the start of something big.

Spiritual growth during the rest of the month centers around family relationships and your rediscovery of the karmic bonds you share as a family group. The 15th and 21st are particularly significant dates for this, as first Mercury and then Venus respectively trine magical Neptune and unlock psychic and cosmic secrets. By the time the New Moon occurs in your spiritual zone on October 27th, you'll have made huge strides forwards in your understanding.


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Capricorn (December 21 - January 19)

October this year is all about teamwork and sharing the glory, particularly at work. You're not alone, even if you'd like to be! Mars shifts into your career zone on October 3rd, firing up your already high ambitions - however, on the same day, intelligent Mercury moves into your social zone, helping you to understand that working with colleagues is essential. The temptation to go it alone will nevertheless be strong, especially around October 6th when a Mercury-Uranus opposition gives you a brilliant idea which you'd rather not share.

Things get easier when diplomatic Venus arrives in your social zone on the 8th. Listen to persuasive colleagues, especially on the 12th, when a Venus-Uranus opposition promises a creative breakthrough. This month's Full Moon on the 13th falls in your history zone, reminding you of a previous failure you'd rather not re-live. With that in mind, it's important to get your head into gear for the teamwork needed now.

Two helpful Neptune trines, one to Mercury and one to Venus, will help, especially on October 15th and 21st. These energies provide grace and goodwill to even the most competitive of relationships. The New Moon on October 27th is in your social zone, so your diplomacy and teamwork thus far in the month should be paying off by then. A difficult Mars-Saturn square on the same day tempts you to take credit for the work of the team as a whole, but if you can resist doing that, you should be well placed for some thoroughly deserved success as the month winds down.


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Aquarius (January 20 - February 17)

Things are moving fast in your career this October, but that does mean that you'll have less family time than normal. Your brilliant ideas and leadership are noticed on October 3rd when Mercury arrives in your career zone, and at the same time, Mars shifts into your exploration zone - it's definitely time for you to go places, whether physically or metaphorically! The first signs of potential tension at home come on October 6th when Mercury opposes Uranus, suggesting an explosive argument about your work-life balance. The best way to defuse this is to communicate openly and honestly with your lover, especially once loving Venus shifts into your career zone on October 8th.

Powerful emotions are at play when Venus opposes Uranus on the 12th, but this just shows the strength of your love. A Full Moon in your communication zone of October 13th is more proof that open communication will get you and your family through this tricky patch. On the 15th and 21st, first Mercury and then Venus respectively form trines to creative Neptune, activating your career and money zones. Help your partner understand why work is so important to you by showing the benefits it brings to your family, both financially and otherwise.

The New Moon on October 27th is in your career zone; try at this time to focus on your professional life, if you can. If you can't stay late at the office, try working from home, just for a change of scenery. With Mars in square aspect to Saturn on the same day, it's important not to allow boredom and routine to set in.


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Pisces (February 18 - March 19)

You're not making full use of your skills and potential. This October, change all that through some extra training or education. With Mercury moving into your education zone on October 3rd, you're more than up for this challenge; on the same day, Mars arrives in your self-improvement zone and will propel you forwards with this. Surprising developments around October 6th may make you momentarily doubt whether you're capable of further learning, especially when Mercury opposes Uranus. Look to your sweetheart for support, which will be forthcoming on October 12th when Venus opposes Uranus - possibly in a very surprising way!

Financial pressures play their part in your decision to study or train, not least during the Full Moon on October 13th, which falls in your money zone. It may no longer be a question of whether you can afford to train - more whether you can afford not to. Your confidence in your decision will increase on October 15th when Mercury trines Neptune. Journaling, mind-mapping and other creative study techniques will be a huge help at this time. A beautiful Venus-Neptune trine on October 21st suggests that your educational efforts may even result in a new and exciting date if you're single!

Once the New Moon arrives in your big-picture zone on October 27th, you should start to see the fruits of your labor. New opportunities are on the way. So, keep working, even if that cuts into your social life as suggested by a tricky Mars-Saturn square also on the 27th. It will be worth it.


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