While Mercury is in his underworld taking a break, the usual mishaps have the possibility of happening; communications can get tangled, technology can break down, and the past can return. The most important thing to do to avoid major problems is to slow down and pay attention.
There’s more big news this week: With the new moon in Virgo on Thursday morning we also get a solar eclipse! That means an eclipse portal is opening, and we’ll be in a charged and potent space from Thursday until the full moon lunar eclipse in Pisces on September 16. This is a time to attract what you truly desire. Eclipses bring endings and beginnings and almost always shake up our lives. This should be an interesting seven days that unfold. Enjoy your week.
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Aries & Aries Rising: On Monday Venus, the planet of love, enters Libra, a sign she rules. This activates your seventh house of partnership. You may enter into a union during this time, either romantic or a business partnership. The seventh house is all about creating harmony and connecting. You may be able to smooth things over in a relationship or pursue shared goals with another while Venus is settled here.
Then on Tuesday the planet of the mind, Mercury, turns retrograde (backward) in Virgo, your sixth house of wellness. Mercury’s backspin has the potential to generate more misunderstandings and crossed wires than usual, so make allowances.
We have a new moon in Virgo and this same part of your chart on Thursday in the early morning hours, and just minutes later we have a solar eclipse! Eclipses bring big changes and can accelerate whatever path you’re on, so ensure that you’re manifesting and invoking what you truly want in life during this powerful time.
Your essential oil recommendation: Rose
Taurus & Taurus Rising: On Monday Venus, the planet of love, enters Libra, a sign she rules. This will activate your sixth house of health and well-being. This house rules your relationships with the people you work with, your employers, and your assistants. Collaboration and connection with these people in your life will be easier during this time. Make sure your love life isn’t causing stress and health issues. There is a possibility that you could find love or a lucrative business opportunity while engaged in health and fitness endeavors.
Tuesday brings a shift to our communications when Mercury turns retrograde (backward) in Virgo, your fifth house of sex and passion. You could run into misunderstandings and confusion with your lover, or a new love interest could suddenly go cold. Take care when texting and emailing, and even in conversations try to avoid conflict. Sometimes during Mercury’s retrograde cycle people from your past can show up; stay tuned to see if an ex-lover reaches out to you in the next few weeks.
We have a new moon and solar eclipse in Virgo on Thursday in the early morning hours. There will likely be big changes coming to your sexual nature or artistic talents. An intimate relationship could end or begin. A new romance could go deeper or there could be pregnancy news. This is a potent time for manifesting and magnetizing to your life.
Your gemstone recommendation: Rhodochrosite
Gemini & Gemini Rising: This week begins with Venus, the love planet, moving to Libra, your fifth house of sex and pleasure. The likelihood of love and romance will increase dramatically during Venus’ time here. Your creative urges and artistic talents will soar and your art could even be a lucrative source of income during this time. A new lover could appear or your current love affair could intensify.
On Tuesday Mercury, the communication planet, turns retrograde (backward) in Virgo, your fourth house of home. You can expect some misunderstandings while your ruling planet is retrograde here, especially with family members or roommates. Women and mother figures may also figure prominently into these miscommunications. Try not to take any of this conflict personally.
Thursday brings a new moon in Virgo with a solar eclipse to light up your domestic sector even more. New moons bring a new cycle and with the eclipse there will be even more powerful magnetizing energy to what you intend to create. There could be pregnancy news.
Your asana recommendation: Bhujangasana
Cancer & Cancer Rising: On Monday Venus, the planet of love and beauty, moves into Libra, your fourth house of home. You may reconnect with loved ones and family, and important women or mother figures are also part of this house. You could undertake a remodeling or redecorating project or spend time focusing on self-care rituals for this aspect.
Mercury, the mental planet, turns retrograde in Virgo on Tuesday morning, potentially causing havoc in all of your communications. The communication planet retrograde in your communication house will mean that misunderstandings of some sort, as well as technology mishaps, are almost inevitable. Any trips you have to take for work or school could be delayed; double check your itinerary and details.
On Thursday we have a new moon and solar eclipse in Virgo. This brings death and rebirth energy to the same area of your chart dealing with communication, self-expression, and relationships with family. Expect news or a change or transformation of some kind.
Your essential oil recommendation: Valor
Leo & Leo Rising: On Monday Venus, the planet of love, moves to Libra and your house of communication. You can reach out to mend relationships or connect with your family during this time. You could find love while traveling for work or education. Romantic language and self-expression can win you over.
Tuesday the mental planet Mercury turns retrograde in Virgo, your house of money. There could be miscommunications surrounding your income, career, or financial prospects. Avoid spending lots of money or making large purchases right now. Pay extra attention when composing and sending texts and emails about financial issues.
On Thursday the new moon in Virgo also brings a solar eclipse. Eclipses are cosmic disruptors and can bring change, dissolution, and rebirth. You could have some shifts coming to your financial or career life. Be clear about what you want to invoke and the patterns you must shift to make it happen.
Your asana recommendation: Trikonasana
Virgo & Virgo Rising: On Monday the love and money planet Venus moves into the sign of Libra, your house of finances. An increase in income, a new financial prospect, or an additional source of income could unfold right now. Contemplate your self-worth during this aspect and your feelings about wealth and abundance. Love could blossom while working or through an association with a new project.
Then on Tuesday the communication planet turns retrograde (backward) in your sign. Mercury retrograde cycles always stir up misunderstandings and confusion, but since he’ll be taking a break in your communication area you may have more of a disturbance than usual. Take care when composing and sending texts and emails, and when having conversations make sure not to take any crossed wires personally. Focus your energy inside, listen to your intuition, rather than excess verbal expression.
Thursday brings a new moon in your sign, which means it’s your special moon of the year. Each year we get the sun and new moon in our sign only once, and it is a personal restart or initiatory time. To make it even more special, this new moon will also be a solar eclipse in Virgo. Use all your powers of manifestation and intention to magnetize to you your heart’s deepest desires. This can be an important day for you.
Your gemstone recommendation: Celestite
Libra & Libra Rising: Venus, your ruling planet, moves to your sign and first house on Monday and you could experience a boon in your love life. New love could bloom or an existing love could deepen, there could be commitment talk or co-habitation, and you may also just feel more tuned in and harmonious in all of your relationships.
On Tuesday Mercury, communication planet, turns retrograde (backward) in Virgo, your house of limitations and self-undoing. Mercury’s retrograde cycle always brings miscommunications, and in this part of your chart you could could encounter problems with hidden agendas, secret enemies, and self-destructive thoughts. Try to fly under the radar for the next few weeks and avoid signing contracts or initiating business deals. Focus on getting some rest and mental quiet, working through some of the disappointments or troubles of the year.
There is a new moon in Virgo with a solar eclipse on Thursday morning, emphasizing this same part of your chart. Eclipses are known for rocking the boat and feeling like a storm blowing through life. In the dissolution there will be rebirth and rebuilding, so just hold on to your heart and let the changes rearrange you.
Jupiter, the planet of opportunity will move to your sign soon, bringing some good luck.
Your asana recommendation: Bhujangasana
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising: On Monday, the planet of love and money shifts to the sign of Libra. Venus will now occupy your twelfth house of endings... there could be an ending in a relationship or you could finally get healing and closure around a heartache. This is not a good time to make large purchases or to spend money recklessly. This part of your chart is about spiritual debt and karma, self-undoing behavior and contemplating the meaning of life. Your mood may take on a more mystical tone with regard to love and relationships.
The planet of the mind, Mercury, turns retrograde (backward) on Tuesday in Virgo, your house of friendship. Collaborations and connections will likely feel strained and it will be important to take care when composing and sending texts and emails. You may feel uninspired and not moving in the direction of your dreams during this retrograde period. Avoid making large purchases or buying technology. Old friends and people from your past that you haven’t heard from in a while could reach out now; reconnect with those people.
On Thursday we have a new moon in Virgo and solar eclipse activating this same part of your chart. Big changes could be coming to your long-term goals or your circle of friends. Eclipses often bring about endings and new beginnings, so don’t be surprised if you find your circle widening in a different direction and even saying goodbye to some relationships.
Your asana recommendation: Janu sirsasana
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising: On Monday, the planet of love and money shifts to Libra. Venus will now occupy your eleventh house of friendship. You may widen your circle of friends or expand it in a new direction. Collaboration and group projects are encouraged now. This house also deals with people you work with and your family; try to create harmony in your relationships now.
The planet of the mind, Mercury, turns retrograde (backward) on Tuesday in Virgo, your house of career. Prepare for the usual Mercury retrograde mishaps and misunderstandings. Take extra care when preparing and sending texts and emails, especially at work. This is not a good time to sign contracts or launch an important project. Travel plans and communications will go awry so prepare accordingly.
Finally this week we have a new moon in Virgo with a solar eclipse to light up your house of success even more. New moons bring new beginnings and eclipses tend to rock our world with change. There could be big news or a sudden change coming your way. Your career, material success, recognition for achievements and your status in the world could transform. You could change career paths or positions or your financial or social status could change.
Your gemstone recommendation: Agate
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising: On Monday Venus, the planet of love and money moves into Libra and your house of success. You could be in for a raise or promotion at work, receiving admiration and accolades from peers and co-workers, or increasing your material success during this time. Allow your image to be an outward expression of your intelligence and talents.
On Tuesday the communication planet turns retrograde (backward) in Virgo, bringing some disturbances to self-expression and thinking. Mercury will backspin through your ninth house of mental exploration. Travel plans during this time are likely to be cancelled or delayed. Be mindful when composing texts and emails and be sure to send them to the correct recipient. You should also refrain from blunt talk and saying everything that pops into your brain for now because it will not be well received. Focus your energies on picking up on studies you’ve put aside and if you have to travel, ensure that you give yourself plenty of time for delays and double check all the details.
Also this week we have a new moon and solar eclipse in Virgo. Eclipses always bring endings and beginnings and are known as activators and accelerators. Be extremely clear about what you want to invite into your life at this time.
Your essential oil recommendation: Clarity
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising: On Monday Venus, planet of love and money, shifts into Libra and your house of philosophy. Your heart will be drawn to deep studies, philosophical and mental pursuits, and foreign lands.
You could even find love within one of these contexts. This is a good time to return to school or independent studies or to learn a new language. Meeting new people and like minds will be easy with this aspect, so allow yourself to explore and expand as your heart guides you.
Mercury, planetary muse of communication, turns retrograde in Virgo, your house of intimacy on Tuesday. Prepare for the usual Mercury retrograde slow downs and crossed wires and pay attention when composing and sending texts and emails. Travel plans could be cancelled or delayed, and there will likely be a much slower pace in general that trip you up. You could run into misunderstandings and hurt feelings in a close relationship, or there could be problems with a business partner about finances.
Thursday’s new moon in Virgo is also a solar eclipse, bring change, endings and beginnings. You could get a new start in an intimate relationship or say goodbye and let go. Themes of sex, privacy, intimacy and transformation will be your wheelhouse now. Eclipses are cosmic activators and initiators, so this can be a potent time for you to use your powers of invocation to create the life that you want, Aquarius.
Your essential inspiration: Rose
Pisces & Pisces Rising: On Monday Venus, the planet of love and money moves to Libra, your house of intimacy and privacy. Your current partnership could deepen or you could meet someone significant now. You may receive a monetary gift or join forces with a business partner and merge resources. Themes of sex, death and rebirth, merging, and intensity will be prominent for you for this aspect.
Tuesday’s news is that Mercury, the planet of the mind, will turn retrograde in Virgo, your house of relationships. Expect the usual miscommunications and technology mishaps plus a little interpersonal trouble. You could run into a misunderstanding with your significant other and experience disharmony in your close relationships. Compose and send texts and emails with care and caution.
On Thursday we have a new moon in Virgo with a powerful solar eclipse. Eclipses always bring change and disruption, and for you this will land in your relationship sector. This eclipse could bring about an ending or rebirth and can be worked with as an activator and magnetizer, assisting you and creating your heart’s desire. As usual, follow your deep intuition and be okay with letting go if that is in your best interest.
Your asana recommendation: Upavistha konasana