VIRGO: Oct. 2-8

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Do the words “purity” and “purify” have any useful purpose? Or have they been so twisted by religious fundamentalists and mocked by decadent cynics that they’re mostly farcical? Take them seriously next week. Give them your spin. Like, you could decide to purify yourself of petty attitudes and trivial desires not aligned with your highest values. Purify yourself of self-deceptions that have gotten you into trouble; of resentments that have blocked creative energy. At least, cleanse your body with extra-healthful food, good sleep, massage, exercise and sacred sex.