Virgo This Week

VIRGO (August 23-September 22): Please plan to pause and regroup, Virgo. There are a lot of competing considerations, interests, and possibilities floating around… including some which appear to indicate emerging luck or rising fortune, at least upon first glance, but will lay your fate too indiscriminately in the hands of a colleague or collaborator and/or, upon deeper self-reflection, simply sit funny in your gut. This fast-paced promise of greater respect, wider acclaim, or more money may in fact be legit, for the record. It's just that this is only part of the story—and the rest isn't likely to unveil itself right away. So though I'm definitely not telling you to politely decline or go running for the hills, I do advise continuing to thoroughly vet any opportunity by the following two criteria: (1) Who else is directly involved? And will you be expected to carry more than a fair share of the weight, overcompensate for their shortcomings, or pander to their unsteadiness? (2) Practical ambitions aside, how does this potential scenario make you feel in your body? Can you discern excitement from panic or dread? Do you actually want this, or merely believe you ought to want it?