Not that the rest of the fall season won’t be ripe with opportunities to accomplish various goals, but Mercury Retrograde begins on October 4 and lasts until October 25, which means that the entire month of October will be strewn with communication and travel delays and detours. This is the month to put your ideas in motion so that they can gather momentum before the October obstacle course.
The Sun/Pluto trine from last week carries over into this one and continues to provide a grounded approach to the routines of daily life; it lasts until next week, so use it or lose it. This trine provides the physical stamina to tackle all sorts of tasks, especially sorting through and organizing everything—the Sun is in Virgo, after all, the Sign best known for appreciating the details.
As soon as this trine fades away, it’s replaced by a Venus/Pluto trine that’s in effect from September 11 through September 20. When the goddess of love and beauty is supported by the super power of Pluto, their combined influence produces the desire for a graceful atmosphere and environment. This trine also has a strong sexual current that can transform even casual encounters into sensual invitations. Use the elegance inherent in this positive combination to enhance your immediate environment or interactions. But that’s next week’s astral news.
Back to this week, on Sunday Venus begins an opposition to Neptune, and while this interaction can blur boundaries and generate confusion, it can just as easily add a poetic touch to daily interactions. Don’t be surprised if you’re feeling dreamier than usual. And don’t worry…you won’t float away.
This is the week to gather the threads of whatever you’ve been thinking about doing and get to work doing it. It’s also a good time to prepare for Mercury Retrograde—do your billing, get the brakes checked—in fact take care of all your equipment, especially your computer, and just generally put your house in order. And as always, remember to make kindness your first choice in response to any obstacle or difficulty you may encounter.
Sun Bursts: If you know your Ascendant and/or your Moon Sign, read that, too.
Aries March 21-April 19
Continue to work hard and try not to let conversations with partners, personal or professional, throw a glitch into the works. Consider any criticism of your plan, offered by those who care, to be worthwhile ideas. If you stay open the energy will flow with greater ease.
Taurus April 20-May 20
Pay attention to the details—all the details, especially the ones you don’t want to know about or handle. If you acknowledge that the fine points are as important as the big picture, you’ll satisfy everyone’s needs, including your own.
Gemini May 21-June 21
You will have to take a strong stand for yourself, but it’s a minor event. And maybe even a welcome one, if you can frame it as a minor identify crisis and then use the encounter to establish a stronger persona.
Cancer June 22-July 22
The good news is that you have the strength and stamina to persist in clearing up any misunderstandings with significant others, personal or professional. There’s no need to worry about the situation; it’s simply a matter of clearly communicating your needs.
Leo July 23-August 22
At the risk of perpetrating cliché, the best advice I can offer you is to continue to put your best foot forward. If you do, your efforts will be acknowledged and appreciated. I’m not suggesting stardom, but I am advising you to be prepared to receive the recognition you deserve.
Virgo August 23-September 22
Venus moves into your Sign on Friday, and its presence puts you in the spotlight. Rather than be self-conscious about the attention, embrace it. Own your beauty, let it illuminate what matters most to you, and others will appreciate just how brilliantly your light shines.
Libra September 23-October 22
Last week, you were wearing your heart on your sleeve. This week, you’re talking—and not just about what you are feeling. You’re sharing a multitude of ideas about all sorts of subjects, physical and metaphysical. As you hold forth, just remember to honor the opinions of others.
Scorpio October 23-November 21
As the tension of recent week releases, it won’t be easy to let go of the internal analysis of what you could have done differently—even if you’re pleased with the results. Go ahead and review your behavior and choices, but just don’t let this process become a brainworm.
Sagittarius November 22-December 21
The focus is on work and you are all about making money for your efforts. Good…because now is the time to strengthen your fiscal position. I’m not promising millions; I’m just advising you to take advantage of this opportunity to make tangible, solid gains.
Capricorn December 22-January 19
You’re busy…maybe a little too busy–and you need a little help to handle several situations that require your attention. There’s no blame in asking for assistance, and you might even enjoy the comfort of being part of a team, especially a team that you assemble.
Aquarius January 20-February 18
There are several opportunities for exceptional clarity, particularly when it comes to partnerships, personal as well as professional. So take a moment to assess your needs and the needs of your associates, and then see where you can make the necessary modifications.
Pisces February 19-March 20
Rather than turn the situation into a standoff, back off and surrender your need to be in control. There are too many loose ends to manage, and trying to force a specific outcome will only inhibit what might be a perfectly natural solution that works for everyone.
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