Tip of the Week:
Last week’s New Moon in Virgo waxes from its Crescent to First Quarter Phase as September gets underway. Mercury in Libra is already beginning to slow down prior to its retrograde cycle which will cross over into early October, followed by its 3-week recovery period as it retraces the ‘shadow’ or Zodiacal degrees while in retrograde motion. This period is not often mentioned but it tends to manifest as a continuation of the mishaps and communications bloopers that tend to occur. Think of it like a hangover after a party. Not every Mercury Retrograde cycle is the same, by the way. The sign it is in, the aspects it makes, the backdrop of all the other planets, which is ever-changing and NEVER quite the same as it was before is the variable within the context of the otherwise consistent pattern. So, avoid pat interpretations and wide-eyed convictions of what will happen and what you should and should not do during any retrograde period, but especially that of Mercury.
Aries (Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You are likely to be in a mood to weave business with pleasure. A slow but sure pace of productivity will allow you to visit and converse or pleasantly whistle while you work. Taking a break from outcome-oriented thinking will prove rejuvenating, for you and others around you.
Taurus (Apr 20 – May 20)
A creative impulse is guiding your focus. Yet, an eye for details and precision is featured. Be aware of tendencies towards perfectionism, which is a relative illusion, and replace it with the goal of excellence instead. You will also be keen to get cover multiple bases, so flow with a multi-tasking rhythm.
Gemini (May 21 – Jun 21)
Directing your focus and energies close to home is likely now. You may notice your energy levels running quite high, activating an impulse to start new projects. Yet, you will feel at least as much inspired to engage socially. With a general spirit of upliftment on the airwaves, social success is likely.
Cancer (Jun 22 – Jul 22)
Some cycles lead us to work both inside and out and this is one of them. Ironically, the inner work is to recognize and acknowledge your own beauty and that of others too. Take a break from the dividing, sorting, categorizing and critical ego and remember you are a soul, a child of God.
Leo (Jul 23 – Aug 23)
An exuberant mood is a source of inspiration as you are moved to color your world with beauty, love and laughter. Yet, there is an edgy element at play as well prompting you to go against the grain or to deliberately break with convention and social conformity, supporting you to see the world as with new eyes.
Virgo (Aug 24 – Sep 22)
The New Moon in your sign will manifest as a series of new initiatives. These will likely include inspired efforts to make improvements and to increase the beauty of your home and living environment. Making key investments that will contribute to making dreams come true is also highlighted.
Libra (Sep 23 – Oct 22)
A cycle that can be described as a subtle shift to listen more and talk or engage less is now underway. In this process, you may notice that your tendency to observe and notice is higher. Seeing people and things as they are as opposed to how they could or should be will bring peace and illumination.
Scorpio (Oct 23 – Nov 21)
An impulse towards more independence as a means of increasing your sense of individuality is in the spotlight. You may seek solitude and quietude for a while to open yourself to receive, which is ever a good idea. Fill your tanks with inspiration and vitality to simply yet fully, be you.
Sagittarius (Nov 22 – Dec 21)
The time has come to make your presence known. This includes getting more attention that you feel you have earned and deserve. This includes making yourself more available to others as well, so that they know what you have to offer and how they can benefit from your skills, gifts and talents.
Capricorn (Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Seeing a bigger picture, yet with the precision of facts and details can be described as a journalistic or scientific approach. Both imply analytical and critical thinking. Aspiring to gain a more balanced perspective beyond biases and conditioned perspectives will prove liberating.
Aquarius (Jan 20 – Feb 19)
A deep dive into a process of change and transformation is underway. The goal is to break free of limiting beliefs and negative self-concepts to lay claim to your power. To do so, aim to assess if, how and why you are afraid of your power. Recognize that power is not control, but it does equate to vitality.
Pisces (Feb 20 – Mar 20)
The primary relationship in life is ever with ones’ own body, mind, heart and soul. Until and unless this relationship is healthy, whole and balanced, inner conflict and struggle will be projected onto others. Understand this projection paradox and focus to heal within, beginning with affirming your right to be happy.
Michael O’ConnorLife Coach Astrologer
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