Week of August 19th
Now that Mercury has stationed direct in your sign, things start to become more clear. A cloud disappears to reveal the sun. Ideas that seemed like they were hovering just outside of your grasp start to take form, and communication with others becomes easier. It’s still not a good idea to risk starting any kind of “war” with an enemy or rival coworker while Mars is retrograde, but the pace of life picks up in a good way this week. Jupiter trine Neptune presents the potential for big wins in real estate, investments and other financial resources, as well as enchantments where home/household/family are concerned. The sun enters Virgo on Thursday, after which a grand earth trine supports you in making any changes regarding your work, money, and vocational path.
Week of August 12th
This week you’re integrating the insights from Saturday’s solar eclipse in your sign. The whole season has been about who you are and how you express that in relationship with other people. Now Mars retrograde moves into Capricorn, bringing some potential frustration to your job or your health. The days may not be quite as productive as you want them to be, so make some time to enjoy summer, knowing that the pace will pick up in September. How do your relationships interact with your work and/or health? You may start to see some links between the issues that have plagued you since late June and whatever is happening now. Luckily, Mercury will station direct in your sign next Sunday and Jupiter trine Neptune is building to be exact: you have cosmic support for your renewal. Refresh.
Aug. 5 - 11
Flash insights about past, present, and future versions of yourself come through one after another this week. Uranus in Taurus has you moving in a wild new direction. Now that you’ve grokked where you’re going over the next seven years (or at least glimpsed part of it), how will your image need to change to accommodate future you? Jupiter in Scorpio is uncovering all kinds of hidden insights from your history. Inspect what has floated to the surface. Take steps to alchemize any pain into knowledge, empathy, and resilience that will support you in this next phase.
July 29 - Aug. 4
Being you right now is like sitting inside of a rocket ready to launch. Everything, including you, is shaking with the rumbling energy of a beast about to take off. Hold on and check your oxygen supply, because you really are shifting into gear, about to defy gravity. Mars square Uranus mid-week makes it clear that a shift toward freedom is now happening. Remember that Jupiter in Scorpio is enlarging your home base to accommodate how awesome you’re becoming. Planning a total reinvention? Get agile during this retrograde eclipse season: look back to past versions of yourself and remember who you wanted to be, call in old friends who can help, rebirth creative ideas of old because their time is here now.
“If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.”
— Victoria Moran, Lit From Within: Tending Your Soul For Lifelong Beauty
With Mercury still retrograde in your sign this month and Mars retrograde in your complementary sign of Aquarius, you’re bound to feel more introverted than usual. Continue to celebrate yourself with self-care. Expect some insight about yourself in the second week of August. The sun meets Mercury on August 8th, and a partial solar eclipse next to Mercury on the 11th really gets you thinking about how you want to express yourself. Do the choices you used to make still suit you? Are you embracing all of your differentness? Mars moves into Capricorn on the 12th, taking some of the pressure off of your relationships, but also potentially aggravating a work/health situation. Take it easy this month. You may need extra alone time. Things start to pick up when Mercury stations direct on the 19th, the same day that Jupiter trine Neptune brings some fairytale magic to your private life. Virgo season is profitable: think 9 of pentacles abundance. With a grand earth trine supporting career and money innovation, a full moon in your house of resources, and Mars stationing direct in your work sector, you have the planets on your side for creating true prosperity (health + wealth + happiness) this fall.