It’s official. Mercury is now in retrograde at 25 degrees of Libra. As we go through the next few weeks, remember this is a time to slow down. With 6 planets retrograde now you kind of can’t help it. I really appreciate these breaks in time where I get to catch up on old business, reconnect with friends and give some grace and permission to myself to not have to be an overachiever every single day. With Mercury in Libra, the focus is on relationships, so it’s possible you’ll be hearing from someone who’s been out of the picture for a while. Make amends where needed or gratefully accept apologies with an open heart.
Wednesday’s Sun/Mars conjunction trining Saturn gives a minor boost of “get up and go”, so take advantage of that day’s energy if you have to meet deadlines. Friday’s really the stickiest day as Mercury squares Pluto and obsessive thinking can ruin a perfectly good day. While it can be nice to reconnect with some people, it’s possible that an ex may show up and although it’s nice to forgive and forget, if your spidey senses tell you they’re still full of shit, don’t overthink it. Mercury and Pluto together can bring powerful x-ray vision. Say what you want to say (watch out for passive/aggressive behavior) and free your brain space from that tough conversation you really need to have to be able to let go.
And finally, it seems like I’ve been saying this a lot, but the weekend does look better astrologically for gatherings and relaxing. Guess we’ve been lucky that way for several weeks. Venus’s sextile to Pluto and a trine between Mercury and Jupiter lighten the mood and wow-we’ll be into October already!!!
Have a great week!
Aries (March 21-April 20) Communicating with your partner or those you’re partnering with in business may present some challenges but only because you may not be listening as well as you normally do. Avoid thinking about what you’re going to say before they even finish a sentence. If you’re having a strong emotional response to something you’re hearing, it may be more about you-not them. Consider what’s true and give yourself a moment of grace.
Taurus (April 21-May 20) Make a to-do list but expect to find so many other interesting things to do as you’re out running errands. Let yourself be distracted. You’ll meet some fascinating people and if you’re not taking yourself too seriously now, you could even have fun. Yeah, that fun thing. Remember it? It’s all about balance and recognizing you can only do so much in one day. Life’s not a contest.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) Time to call bs on someone who’s been getting away with taking advantage of your good nature and getting in the way of your progress. Your creative solutions to long time problems are easily accepted now. Try to avoid saying “I told you so” and just get on with the event or project. Those who matter will remember it was you who came up with the solution a while back.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) While Mercury is retrograde in your natural ruling 4th house, you’ll be focused on bringing more peace into your home environment. Cleaning out clutter, rearranging furniture, remodeling and other domestic chores have your attention. If there’s an elephant in the room in your family, it’s time to acknowledge it. Family meetings go well now as long as you avoid blaming-or unnecessarily taking the blame.
Leo (July 23-August 22) You’ll discover a whole lot of new “stuff” about a sibling or close friend this week. People will want to tell you so much about themselves and if you listen more than talk, what you hear can be a game changer for the relationship. Avoid overthinking a problem at work. Not much will make sense there this week and relationships are more important than being right now.
Virgo (August 23-September 22) A family member could use some cheering up and if they’re out of state this could be a good excuse to travel and get out of your routine for a little while. You’re a master at straightening things out and an overwhelmed relative would definitely appreciate a hand with their Mercury Rx closet organizing or learning how to manage their finances better.
Libra (September 23-October 22) You’ve got a lovely opportunity with Mercury Rx in your sign to re-do your look, your attitude and your view of the world. While you take out the trash, literally and figuratively, in your home and life in general, a weight is lifted off your shoulders. Pay attention to the feedback others are giving you, people are noticing the changes you’re making.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21) There’s nothing a Scorpio hates more than to have their “secrets” revealed and this week someone’s careless remark about you could give you cause for concern. Get this person aside and address the problem directly and confidentially. More than likely their slip was unintentional. On another note, don’t underestimate how this new awareness can be a powerful moment for growth.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21) A new connection may seem too good to be true-and it is…sort of. Keep your feet on the ground and allow others the space to be as direct and honest as you try to be. Your natural inclination towards exaggeration will be in overdrive late this week so be careful not to make too many promises. Keep it real.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19) Backtracking at work may be frustrating but the good news is once these projects are finished, you’ll have the brain space to come up with something new. Choose your words carefully when having tough conversations with a loved one. Give others the respect you would appreciate and you may find their point of view can work really well with your ideas.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18) Take your wins where you can get them this week, but be mindful of getting too cocky. A statement made carelessly can cost you the sweetness of your victory. Now that you’ve made your point, it’s time to move on and handle the necessary tasks to start fresh.
Pisces (February 19-March 20) Always willing to help, a debt that you’ve been owed for a while now may finally get settled. On another note, you’ve racked up some pretty good karma in the relationship department so expect to feel adored and appreciated by someone special and make sure to pass on the good vibes to those who need a little extra love.
I had a wonderful time with Dipal Shah at Ananda 4 Life, at the Global Gathering! Watch the replay and sign up for the next one here: https://ananda4life.com/globalgathering/