VIRGO (August 23-September 22)
It's not always easy to ensure that people see you as who you are, not who they think you are. Yet it's just as challenging to see yourself as who you are and not who people want you to be. Part of what you're doing now is learning the nature of that boundary. That will involve asking questions about the choices you make and the positions you take. You're slowly being prodded and nudged out of automatic mode. You know you're getting there when you start hearing the things you say, and evaluating your choices against what you know your deeper values are. Yet there's a really interesting quality to your environment, which is likely to be a collection of truly unusual people, people with whom you don't have much in common. The question is, how do you treat someone who comes off as an original, odd or out of place character? What's your expectation that others should blend in with the scenery? There is a mirror effect going on; your perception of your environment will tell you a lot about how you perceive yourself. The main question is, how concerned are you about fitting in? What are you willing to do in order to seem like you fit in, and why does that matter? There may be excellent answers to those queries, if you ask them well.