VIRGO: Jan. 22-28

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Dogs have a superb sense of smell, much better than humans. But ours isn’t bad. We can detect certain odors that have been diluted to one part in five billion. Like, if you were standing next to two Olympic-sized swimming pools, and one contained a few drops of the chemical ethyl mercaptan, you’d know which one. Exercise that level of sensitivity. There’s a situation in its early stages that would emanate a big stink if you let it keep developing. There’s a second unripe situation, on the other hand, that would eventually yield fragrant blooms. Either quash or escape from the first, even as you cultivate and treasure the second.