- Turn on, tune in, unplug
- Set healthy priorities – not just boundaries
- The book of love is being edited
You could be feeling super-sensitive this week and if so, put it down to the full Moon in your 12th. It may be a good time to unplug for a while especially if you end up feeling overwhelmed by all you need to do. Time spent in reflection, meditation, tuning into your psychic self, in the outdoors (especially by water) or in creative pursuits resets your energy. And brings you clarity and the ability to focus on what really matters.
The same day the full Moon appears (10th) sees Mercury retrograde in your 7th of partnerships. You also still have the Sun and now Venus which rules your 7th, in Mercury’s ruling 6th. Mercury will return to its 6th during its retrocycle. But all this could well add up to you confronting something which is simply out of balance in your life. And realising there is work to be done now. Be it your relationship or even something as simple as that To Do list – which may be a bit like a Hydra. You check off one thing and then add three more.
Exhausted? No wonder. Set yourself a fresh set of priorities. Focus on what really matters. The way to do that is to recharge and review where you’ve been sending your precious resources – time and love, to date. And realign them to head in another direction. This isn’t the time to tie the knot. Or even untie it for that matter. It also isn’t the time to go seeking that long term partner. Love isn’t in the air – it’s up in the air. Be it with your spouse or your business partner. Don’t be too hasty to jump to conclusions either. A fallout can just as easily be followed by kiss-and-make-up. Wait until the end of the month. There’s yet another chapter to be written in the book of love, Aries.
In a nutshell: Mercury turns retrograde in your 7th of dynamic duo and dramatic duets this week. Who wrote the book of love? It’s about to get a revision or edit for you, Aries. Wait for the final chapter.
- Opportunity asks for flexibility
- The truth around a connection – revealed
- Get close-up ready
Ruler Venus joins the Sun in your 5th and love rules. Or should do. This is also about your children, step children, babies, adoption, conception and creation as this house rules your creativity. The results this produces being the ‘children’ of it. You’ve a desire for pleasure, sensuality, romance and fun. And also for attention. Feeling like a wilting planet in need of water when it comes to positive strokes? Or invisible lately? It could be time to look at why this has happened.
However, if you are looking for love or even with issues to do with children, don’t expect smooth sailing. Things can stall, you get ghosted, can’t find your kid’s gym kit and then the car won’t start. Yep, here we are again in Mercury retrograde. It begins in Libra and your 6th and will re-enter your 5th later this month.
The Mercury retro occurs the same day as the full Moon in Pisces sets sail in your friendships sector. Have you had a question lately about a particular friendship or even a group? Maybe someone’s behaviour hasn’t made sense lately. Now it does. Take this as a given and validation of your feelings.
Knock, knock. Hear that? It’s opportunity! The 11th brings a trine between the Sun and Uranus in your 1st. This could be that opportunity you’ve been waiting for to step out of the shadows and see that glow restored. Again, don’t expect everything to run like a Victorian rail timetable. It won’t. Be prepared to wait. But also be ready for your close-up. It’s coming, Taurus.
In a nutshell: Feeling sidelined or that light of yours is dimmed lately, Taurus? This week could just restore the shine. An unlooked for opportunity may require you to be flexible to get the most from it. It’s knocking.
- Ready for retrograde reversals!
- Stay boss
- Lighten the load
Ruler Mercury is retrograde in your 5th this week. Radio silence from that love interest that looked oh-so-promising? Wait until next month to see if they reappear. During its retro-time Mercury backs into your 4th where the Sun and now Venus (5th) await. You know the rules better than anyone, Gemini.
Needless to say, it may not just be love that has that stop-start, reverse feel to it. This can extend to property matters, anything that touches on your feelings of security and your career. Naturally this is not the time to buy, sell, rent or least unless you absolutely have to move. Use a fine tooth comb with contracts. Of course, if that property you missed out on – or that job for that matter, pops back up on your radar this means it is exempt from the retro rules. Otherwise – do stick to them.
This week brings you a full Moon in your 10th. You may feel uneasy or that there’s something you don’t know yet around your work, career, job or position. It is time to guard your image both public and professional. Stay boss and whatever you do, don’t buy in to workplace gossip. Your intentions are your soul compass now and your word at the very least, is your bond. No matter if others renege on theirs.
Something may feel like very hard work. Your day job? Your studies? That family get-together? Even that roomie if you have one. There is light at the end of the tunnel however and a surprise twist in store over the weekend which may lighten your load. Don’t think the rest of the year will see you lifting the load by yourself. By October you’ll feel it lighten as a new solution or move forward presents itself.
In a nutshell: Keep your cool even if everyone else around you is losing theirs this week. Above all, don’t buy into gossip or rumour. You know the retro rules better than anyone, Gemini. Stick to them now.
- Let’s talk togetherness
- Plan an alternative route
- Refine that on-line presence
Don’t put off having that conversation with your other half now Venus reaches your 3rd this week. The reason being Mercury (which rules both this house and its sign – Virgo), turns retrograde in your 4th on the 10th. During its retrocycle which lasts until well into next month, it will return here. Yes, that talk may go back and forth but you do need to now initiate it.
Of course, this extends to all communications, conversations and contracts too. That interview or house buying process stalls. You think something is ready then discover you need to go back and revise it – again. Check the fine print, proof read anything you send out and please, if travelling either short or long distances, have more than one back up plan or route in mind.
The other reason for needing this isn’t just Jupiter the ruler of your 9th retrograde too. It’s also the full Moon in your 9th which occurs the same day as Mercury heads backwards. Factor in delays, strikes, cancellations, closures. Someone going back on their word. You feeling you’re going nowhere fast.
That feeling won’t last and if you are left spinning your wheels this week, expect to make up for it in October. Mercury and your 3rd rules publishing, the media, writing, the internet. Uranus rules your friends, future and to a greater extent, how you are seen by the big wide world – or the web. The weekend of the 10th-11th may be a good time to disengage from activities – especially those which come pre-packed with a certain amount of family angst – and look to adjusting your on-line image instead. Maybe ditch that dating app profile and set up a new one later. Or realise you are the story you need to be sharing. Get to grips with messaging and that personal message, Cancer.
In a nutshell: Love matters are a conversation you shouldn’t put off having this week, Cancer. Look to your image on-line. Does it need adjusting to reflect who you really are? The big story that emerges is all about you.
- Balance your soul worth
- Just what does your money really buy you?
- Invest in what you truly value
Let’s be ready for the books to balance now, Leo. Time to read the fine print carefully if you are entering into new financial agreements. Which you should try to avoid or delay now we head into Mercury retrograde season. Mercury retros in its ruling 3rd house in your chart – so expect a little more mayhem than usual. Especially around siblings, your commute, short journeys and the internet. But this also tells you to hone that focus.
Mercury will back up into your 2nd of money, income, possessions and all-important self-worth during its retro cycle. Ruler the Sun is presently in here along with Venus which rules your 2nd house. Hence the need to pay close attention to where the money goes – or will go for the future. That mortgage, loan, credit card, Klarna, your salary, bonus, income, benefits. Anything you value and your inner values. All this and more are in focus now especially when the full Moon appears in your ‘other’ money house on the same day as Mercury heads backwards (10th).
There has to be a reckoning or accounting occurring now. And please, only spend on what you need – not what you think you want. Avoid at all costs extravagances and expensive purchases. The price ticket on them may be higher than you think. You can’t buy love and guess what? You can’t buy self-love either. That designer bag or hot car won’t give you that. Do review the bottom line and what your money actually buys you. A little time spent untangling your feelings around your money will save you a lot come October. The 11th sees your ruler trine Uranus in your career zone. What’s worth your time and investment, what pays you in so many ways, may not be what you think. It may be revealed to be far more valuable than you first supposed. Take that to the bank, Leo.
In a nutshell: Watch where the money goes this week. What does what you earn or have say about you? Time for the books to balance when it comes to your values. It’s about more than simply what money can buy, Leo.
- What do you expect next from love?
- Grasp that fresh possibility
- Get ready for Mercury mayhem!
This week really is about relationships for you, Virgo. You have Venus in your 1st this week plus a full Moon in your sector of duos, duets, double acts and yes, dramas too. Unsure where you stand or dealing with ‘It’s complicated’? Ruler Mercury turns retrograde on the same day as this full Moon appears in your sector of money and values. Which Venus rules of course. What is this telling you? That if you don’t know where you stand in a particular union it really is time to find out. Or alternatively, to get very very clear on what you want and expect. And to convey this to the other party.
Of course this applies if you are currently single and seeking. Chances are your partnership criteria has changed. As have you. So there’s no better use of this retrograde cycle that getting very clear about that. If you don’t know what you’re looking for you won’t recognise it if you do find it.
Settleds may find they want more from their existing union and if so, lay your cards on the table. And don’t forget to ask the other party about what they need too. Drama? Complications? Hot and cold? Isn’t it time to ask yourself if you really want or need this in your life? Needless to say – not the best time to be swiping out there if something real is your goal. Wait until Jupiter returns to your 7th next month.
Stick to the retro rules especially if travelling. The weekend could bring an unexpected invite, opportunity or breakaway which turns your attention to something stress relieving or opens your eyes to other possibilities. Head in that direction if you’re still unsure which one love is going to take, Virgo.
In a nutshell: What direction does love need to go in, Virgo? This week’s full Moon in your partnership sector wants you to determine that. Ruler Mercury is now retro and heading back your way. Stick to those retro rules now.
- Back to balance – back to love
- It may be a small thing – but it demands your focus
- No comprise when it comes to your values
Let’s talk love cycles, Libra. A deep dive into the past few years especially around one particular relationship. This could be your spouse or long term lover. Or it could be that deep friendship, beneficial working or business connection, collaboration or dare I say it – dramatic duo you’ve been a part of. This week has you looking back at one connection, identifying clearly what’s been going on – for better or worse, and now re-imagining or re-envisioning where you go from there.
It’s down to what will be the last Mercury retrograde to take place in your sign for quite some time to come which begins on the 10th. The same day as the full Moon in your 6th shines a searchlight onto what you need to pay close attention to. More in your Full Moon in Pisces Moonscope. Ruler Venus joins the Sun in your 12th on the 5th. And don’t forget Mercury will back into your 12th during its retrograde period. So, what needs your TLC or simply a clearer perspective when it comes to someone close to you?
Your values and your spiritual truth will play a major role in how you see things unfolding from here on in. With just a short time to go before the Sun arrives in your sign you should be seeking to address any imbalance in relationships. Or just get clarity on where you go from here. Make values your bedrock now as the Sun trines Uranus in your 8th on the 11th. If there’s too much compromising been going on to the point you feel you’ve given part of yourself away, time to take back your share of the love this week, Libra. Or set a new cycle in motion based on what you’ve already established. If you’re waiting for someone new – bide your time. 2023 is set to fill that all important space in your life.
In a nutshell: You’re in preparation time when it comes to your fresh cycle. Time to address any imbalances in your life. In any area. Not just the all-important relationships, Libra. That ‘small thing’ could be bigger than you think.
- What’s that friendship vibe telling you?
- Stick with your gut feeling
- You sense the truth
Friends, groups and goals are in focus this week. But you need to avoid jumping to conclusions. There’s a hint of revelation in the air as we head towards autumn. And it is emanating from someone you know or are connected to. Do be wary of anyone who friend-bombs you as Venus lands in your 11th. Yes, it promises good times with friends. But with Mercury retro in your 12th (and heading back to your 11th), this smacks of something you don’t know – yet. Or someone who isn’t who you think they are.
Revelations are on their way although this week may simply mark the start of the process. I’d be the last person to tell you that if you feel something is ‘off’ you should ignore that. If a name just popped into your head – hold that thought. If you feel anyone is not being straight with you – no matter what their relationship is to you this week, you need to go onto high alert.
Watch especially what occurs in conjunction with the full Moon in your 5th. It just so happens this is the same day as Mercury heads backwards (10th). It’s more about what you sense on this day than what is said. There could be inconsistencies between someone’s actions and what they say for instance. Or what they tell you and what you’re picking up.
Whether you still fit into that social circle, belong or whether your feelings around a certain person are unfounded or not, could be laid bare on the weekend. Or for some, a new group could invite you to join them. If you want to reboot your social life – now is the time for a revival, Scorpio.
In a nutshell: Your social life is in focus this week. And if its been a little lacklustre, it’s time to revive it, Scorpio. But if you’re picking up something around a friend or a group, chances are what you feel is closer to the truth than what’s being said.
- Relaunch or re-make that impression
- Cut to the chase
- Expect delays
Mercury joins the retro party this week heading backwards in your 11th of social connections, groups and goals. Please don’t forget your ruler Jupiter is also retrograde in your 5th of lovers and what you love – including holidays. As both planets rule both short journeys and long ones, you need to be ever mindful now if travelling.
With the Sun and now Venus in your 10th house, we can’t avoid talking about success, ambition and your public image. Venus puts you on show and also is about your relationship to your boss, co-workers, clients, tutors or anyone in a position of power and authority. Do you need to refine how you are seen? Mercury heading back in here allows for relaunches. Who said you never get a second chance to make a first impression?
Nothing may be decided for certain yet when it comes to that position, order, pitch, new business, answer however. It may stall, go back and forth for a while. Delays and indecision may feature. Don’t worry. And don’t feel you need to push either. Do what you can and then release it. Ruler Jupiter is on its way back to your home and security sector. October may contain an outcome that’s better.
This week’s Moon is in its ruling 4th and may put you in a strange (for you, anyway) stay home mood. Paying attention to your wants and needs or spending time with family brings you satisfaction. For more, see your Full Moon in Pisces Moonscope. One tip this week Sag to take the sting out of retro confusion is to get straight to the point over anything that may be perplexing you or worrying you. Don’t play the game of making people tease the problem out of you with 200 penetrating questions. Tell them upfront what’s really going on and if you need it – ask for help. The 11th allows you to be honest. And also know who to turn to if you need to.
In a nutshell: The impression you make and the image you create are all important now. When it comes to asking for help – or even entree – be upfront. You also know just who to ask for what you need access to, Sag.
- Mercury retrograde = amber alert
- No matter how you travel have an alternative route
- Get a glimpse of a different world
Mercury is retrograde in your 10th of career and status from the 10th. Plus you have the Sun and Venus in your 9th of overseas travel, the law, academia and anything to do with foreign affairs. During its retrocycle, Mercury returns to your 9th. Do expect delays, cancellations, breakdowns, strikes, outages and even border closures due to anything from the weather to COVID. The recent outage of the NHS app which caused so much travel chaos occurred during retroshadow. This may be a preview of what is yet to come.
The full Moon in Pisces is in Mercury’s ruling house (3rd) and occurs the same day as it heads backwards (10th). It’s not just long distance travel or dealings with people far away that may be affected. But short journeys, your commute if you have one, the internet or even something right in your neighbourhood. Watch for misunderstandings (especially with siblings), hackers, delays and problems with your vehicle or your devices. Avoid expenditure, that ‘dodgy’ on line site and try to avoid signing on the dotted line if you can.
The 11th wants to show you something. Perhaps a revelation around how someone really feels. Or an enticing glimpse of something you did not think existed or believed was possible for you to experience. Think of this as a preview if so. If you receive an invitation to explore a new area, topic or activity – do take it. That’s the kind of travelling you should be doing now, Cappy.
In a nutshell: Travel plans may be abandoned or subject to delays. Don’t leave home without a back-up plan even if your journey is a short one. And take care in on-line explorations too. It’s retro weather, Cappy!
- Change how you use your resources
- Weight up the costs – and the benefits
- Spend your love wisely
Take a deep dive into the waters of change this week, water-bearer! Look to your resources and this includes your inner resources of determination, resolution and self-belief. The results will be the return of opportunity, solutions and freedom if you do when we arrive in October.
Your axis of empowerment turns in your favour as Venus enters your 8th (5th) and a full Moon appears in your 2nd (10th). This is all about focussing your resources on who or what is truly soul enhancing and aligns with your values. Do plunge into those priorities and reshuffle them if needed. If you only have so much love, attention, time or other resources to give – where is it best directed? Scattering it leaves you feeling drained. And also won’t get you the results you’re after in any area. Focus on what is most important to you now based on what you value the most.
It is big fat retro weather however. The same day the full Moon appears, Mercury reverses in your 9th. This is the house of long distance transport and also communication. Doing business with or travelling overseas. Higher education and the law. Avoid big decisions or delay them if you can. Mercury will return to your 8th. This could affect anything from that contract, to your finances, that divorce or your thesis. I should not need to add don’t book a new holiday yet even if departure is outside the retro season. Or splurge on anything to do with getting around – cars, bikes, horses.
Personal finances or something that hits close to home is highlighted by the aspect between the Sun in your 8th and ruler Uranus in your 4th on the 11th. That mortgage, family matter, marriage, home. This may see you having to count the costs or weigh something up. Take it that it will all eventually add up to your benefit, Aquarius. Be empowered enough to take your time.
In a nutshell: Reboot soul surety and that all important feeling of self-empowerment. Especially when it comes to where you direct those precious inner resources – as well as the material ones, Aquarius.
- Show what you’ve got to give
- Practice self-forgiveness
- Live your best love!
Immerse yourself in loving sensuality and bathe in the light of this week’s full Moon in your 1st. Those acts of love you perform this week don’t need to be huge. But even small ones increase the love that comes heading back your way. Don’t forget the all-important self-love while you’re at it. Venus in its ruling 7th house brings your attention back to who or what matters. Love is the best medicine don’t forget. As is forgiveness. Don’t forget self-forgiveness either as this is all part of the self-love process.
This isn’t selfishness or narcissism. True self love is acceptance and also the love from which all others grow. So, if you are single as a Pringle this week, the way to begin to ready yourself for the love you’re seeking is to extend to yourself the love you have to give. This week’s full Moon can put one particular dynamic in the spotlight whether you are single or settled. Who or what needs more attention? Send the love that way.
The love you have should now be your focus. Especially if changing something for the better is your goal. The reason being Mercury in your 8th which retrogrades the same day as the full Moon. It will return to your 7th during its retro period. It isn’t the time to go looking for love in all the wrong places. Love is found around you now and most importantly, within you. You can transform your present relationships and create better ones for your future simply by living your best love right now. Or reclaiming that from the past where you lost it.
In a nutshell: This week’s full Moon in your 1st illuminates the path to where love can be found. You don’t have to wait for it to arrive either, Pisces. It’s already here and waiting within for you to claim it.