For the week of August 17th thru the 24th, be sure to read your Rising Sign as well:
Even though Mars is still retrograde, it is in a more proactive and disciplined sign. Less fizzle and a little more direction. Just realize it is still retrograde, even though Mercury is turning direct. And it will do no good to try and force yourself to go beyond your limits. Honoring your boundaries are key here. And so is self-care. The glory of having Mercury finally direct is the capacity to get your thoughts out and your point of view across to others. Communication with others just flows that much more easily, easing hearts and minds. Any misunderstandings will be easily cleared up, and you may even find your voice once again. Use it to ease hearts and minds. Both yours and others.
Love and fairness truly do win the day. This will only become more evident this week as Mercury turns. Words also seem to come more easily. Use them well. Any tensions that may have existed in your work environment, or across the span of your daily routines, can be made more pleasant through social exchanges. Taureans should notice the shift into Virgo season next week, a sign that much like Taurus has an affinity for Farmer’s Markets, gardens, and our natural world. The easy flow that comes when the Sun enters Virgo this year, is perhaps even more relevant for Taurus, especially those Taureans who are planning on making any changes in their lives. Perhaps circumstances will allow you to see some practical ways to fulfill those wistful aspirations and goals.
After the chaos of the eclipses, and the rabbit hole of all of the retrograde planets, Mercury is finally stationing Direct this coming week. And it is none too soon. Things will finally begin to make sense again, as we are able to put the various pieces of our lives together. It will also naturally improve communications, allowing us to speak more meaningfully from the heart, and with greater ease. And because of this Mercury shift, you will now gradually find it easier to plan ahead, and seamlessly organize your life and your schedule. Things that were put on hold, can now move forward. Even before the direct station, you will gratefully see your perspective beginning to shift in the right direction.
Now that Mercury is going to be moving forwards again, you can begin to resume any financial plans that may have been lounging on the back burner. If you don’t have a plan, you just may be thinking about creating one, for all of the pieces are beginning to come together, allowing you to do so. From the sublime to the enlightening this could prove to be an illuminating week. Coinciding with the station of Mercury is a fluid and beneficial trine between spiritual planets Jupiter and Neptune, which deems to open up our hearts to a larger, more encompassing vision for the future. Even as you recognize your place in the grander scheme of things, the Full Moon later in the month could also bring you into alignment with those individuals that will help to further your progress along the path.
This week, the Sun, the ruling orb of Leo, enters the pragmatic sign of Virgo. It’s time to get back down to business and reorganize our lives. And thankfully Mercury stationing direct on the 19th will help to facilitate that process even further. What makes this year’s entry into Virgo season even more exciting, is not only are we out of the chaotic Eclipse season, and the confusion of the Mercury retrograde phase, but the Sun will also be creating an illuminating and grounding Earth Grand Trine, which culminates with the Full Moon later on in the month. If you’ve been wanting to try something new, or go in a different direction, it could just seem as if all the causes and conditions that will allow that to happen are beginning to come together.
Just before Mercury goes direct again we go through another reorientation and mental shift, as we are adjusting to what we usually think of as normal. During the retrograde period, new seeds were being planted that will now have the chance to germinate and take root. And as more informations is revealed going forward, you will then be able to bring things into perspective. What was previously unclear will finally begin to make sense. We are entering your season, as the Sun moves into Virgo next week. And with that can bring illumination and the opportunities to help solve any existing problems. And as we move towards the Full Moon at the end of the month, look for practical ways to bring your goals more in alignment with your ideals.
Your ruling planet Venus is at home in her own sign of Libra, promoting Libran values of harmony, equality and peaceful equanimity. The ease it brings is only being further accentuated as Mercury stations direct next week, allowing harmonious relationships to be furthered and enhanced through get-togethers and gatherings for a common cause. All relationships will benefit from this lovely union between Venus and Mercury this week. If you are involved in any group activities, these will go smoothly and seamlessly. Even if you don’t participate in any groups, a sense of community will be important to you now, as you seek to find those who share common interests and ideals.
Jupiter has been traveling in your sign, impressing you with the urge to free up your vision, your life, and your horizons. Scorpio Rising Aretha Franklin, took a ride on this lofty tide last week. May it bring her to a most auspicious rebirth filled with all good tidings. This takes on even deeper meaning as Jupiter perfects its trine to Neptune this weekend, coinciding with Mercury’s Direct station. One of the lighter manifestations of this lovely trine, is investing all that you do with greater meaning. Another is to lift your spirits in such a way that even the most ideal dreams seem to have a greater chance of coming true. If only! And as Mercury stations direct this weekend, think of all the dreams that you might want to see become manifest. As William Blake wrote: Sweet joy befall thee as in your own Bosom you bear your heaven and Earth and all you behold…
The wonderful and powerful Jupiter/Neptune trine reaches perfection the same time as the station of Mercury this weekend. As mentioned last week there are many ways to receive guidance along the path: whether in dreams, through a trusted teacher, in both subtle and mundane ways. There is something deeply significant winding its way through our lives, reminding us that there is always something to aspire to, that is broader and more meaningful in scope. And now that Mercury is moving direct again, it just may be possible to make sense of all the messages you’ve been receiving. All the pieces of the picture, are finally coming together allowing you to move forwards with your hopes and plans for the future. May we all be guided towards a higher purpose as we ride along with this transcendent transit this week.
Next week the Sun enters Virgo, and as it does so it will also create a Grand Trine in the earth signs Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn. As Saturn just entered your sign last December, it has been planting seeds for a whole new cycle of experience, and self-development. This Grand Trine can bring both inspiration and direction in fulfilling any goals or aspirations that may have been simmering on the back burner. Once Saturn is direct again in September, you may just have the opportunity to make some of those goals manifest. Or at least create a plan allowing you to do so. Just to aid the process, with Mercury stations direct this weekend, helping to bring clarity and awareness back into the picture.
Now that Mercury is going to be stationing direct once again, we will find ourselves readjusting to what we usually consider to be normal. This should open up communications, and allow you to move forward with plans that had previously been put on hold. In fact, this would be a good week to go on an interview, discuss a plan with a partner, consult a specialist, or just finally feel that you have a sense of where you are going. This will be an especially fortuitous week, if you’ve been planning on going in a new direction. All the causes and conditions are finally seeming to come together, allowing you to be inspired, and achieve breakthroughs that allow you to help solve any existing problems or overcome obstacles in your path.
There is a lovely and inspiring transit coming to perfection this weekend, at approximately the same time that Mercury stations direct again. This is the prevailing trine between Pisces co-rulers, Jupiter and Neptune. I spoke of this transit last week, deeming you to invest all that you do, all that you aspire to be, with greater meaning, and a sense of fulfillment. Even if you are not seeking a particular path, there is still this underlying message of sharing a spiritual, or at least a special destiny with others. This is certainly nothing to be scoffed at, and with Mercury now stationing direct once again, it could indeed feel as if all the pieces in your life are finally coming together and beginning to make a little sense. May this lofty transit transport you to only the most profound and meaningful of adventures moving forward.