Let Pluto be the wind beneath your wings this fall. Pluto direct in September brings a turning point by October. Teeter no more. Push yourself to a higher standard or ideal. Start now and avoid the transformational rush of 2012.

Aries (March 21—April 20)

“Home and family is No. 1!” Tempers flare over the imbalance of work and home in September. By October 1, the first wave of change hits home. Down time is required; the body as a temple must be maintained. 

Taurus (April 20—May 21)

“Just say no!” Steer clear of gossip through the fall. A twisted version of the truth complicates relationships. Home issues soak up October weekends while children dominate November! 

Gemini (May 21—June 21)

“Money or love?” Matters close to the heart dominate. Passions are embraced or sacrificed for monetary security. Complex financials raise anxiety. Mulling it over in September is wise. Yea or nay in October puts the issue in the rear view mirror. 

Cancer (June 22—July 22)

“Anatomy 101!” This is not medical school, it just feels like it. Take care of loved ones, including self. Visualize a new physique or silhouette by October 1, with a focus on self love or passion. November brings bold actions or announcements.

Leo (July 23—August 23)

“In Vino Veritas” (In Wine We Trust) Lose inhibitions and make a commitment. September fortifies the “cowardly lion” and payoff is obvious by November! This is an ideal time to break free of habits, wounds and addictions. 

Virgo (August 23—September 22)

“Men can be challenging!” (and that is saying it politely) Time away or apart from a loved one may be the perfect solution. Open the door to new social circles or sites. Reap the rewards from therapies in September and take on a new project by November. 

Libra (September 22—October 23)

“Time to take center stage!” A new project or identity begs promotion. September supports working the crowd, with tangible rewards by October 1. Mid-October supports partnerships and contracts. 

Scorpio (October 23—November 22)

Say “Yes!” Seize opportunities to hone speaking, publishing and networking skills. Perfect the art of introductions! September and October bring recognition and advancement. Focus on workplace etiquette and social graces. The spotlight is on! 

Sagittarius (November 22—December 21)

“High anxiety!” Avoid compromising or over-riding gut reactions. Be on high alert for risky, risqué or unacceptable behaviors. A reinvention of self or a surprising second act In October grabs attention. November fuels professional ambitions. 

Capricorn (December 21—January 21)

“Get a ‘do’ that’s right for you!” Catch on to a new wave of thinking with a new hairstyle! By October 1, relations and shared monies detangle. November brings a spiritual renewal and commitment to preach or teach. Siblings share unlikely stories. 

Aquarius (January 21—February 19)

“Make it work!” Efficiency is your thing. New time-management skills streamline the workplace. Healthcare for self and pet(s) takes priority by October. November brings a challenge to credit and financial issues, so sock away some bucks! 

Pisces (February 18—March 20)

“Creativity reigns!” Complete artsy projects and get dressing tips from “What Not to Wear.” A “new uniform” is in place by October 1. Children dominate and social demands are edited to maintain elusiveness. Alchemy still rules, so indulge in tonics and concoctions. 

Mary Swick is an astrologer and feng shui consultant in Las Vegas. She can be reached at maryswick.com or 702.339.9207.