These next weeks will be well spent with friends and family, as we venture on road trips, enjoy the sunshine and open skies. The waning moon will travel through Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer this week.
On Friday, Uranus will turn retrograde (backward) in Aries for the rest of the year. This is the planet of rebellion and change and while retrograde those energies can get exaggerated.
Then on Saturday the planet of communication, Mercury, moves from Leo into Virgo. This affects not only the way we communicate but also what we discuss and think about. We will focus on the facts only rather than feeling, analyzing all of the information in order to make an informed decision. There will be a tendency to lean more toward detachment rather than emotionality.
Enjoy your week.
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Aries & Aries Rising: On Friday the planet of change, Uranus, turns retrograde in your sign. Uranus has been in your sign since 2011 and will remain there until 2018, so you’ve gotten used to the intensity and rebelliousness this planet brings. While retrograde, the Uranian energies can feel exaggerated and you could experience sudden flashes of brilliant insight and revelations. This could be a good time for you as a visionary, and your leadership and individuality will shine. But be mindful that you don’t become selfish or tyrannical in your dealings because it won’t yield the result you want, Aries. Cultivate patience. Consider all of your personal goals and passions and make sure you’re moving in that direction.
This week Mercury, planet of communication, enters Virgo and your sixth house of health. While the mental planet is here your mental energy will be focused often on gaining clarity and analyzing information, getting your health and wellness on track, and organizing your life.
*Your gemstone recommendation: Aventurine
Taurus & Taurus Rising: On Friday Uranus, the planet of revolution turns retrograde in Aries, your twelfth house of endings and self-undoing. While retrograde, Uranian energies can be exaggerated and you could find that you receive sudden flashes of insight or revelations about your life, sudden psychic potency in particular moments, or find yourself confronting old issues of self-defeat. You will definitely feel more introverted now, even during the Leo sun cycle, so take as much time as you need for self-care, rest, and healing. With Uranus in this part of your chart you should be aware of your tendencies toward self-medicating with addictive behaviors; look at how you use other things to keep you from feeling and processing your feelings.
Then on Saturday Mercury, the mental planet, moves into Virgo. Mercury rules over all cognition and communication and will occupy your house of creativity and sex. Your creative and sexual expression will demonstrative and passionate. This is a wonderful time to share your creative talents and self-expression. You could also have a conversation or mental connection with someone now that sparks a romance.
*Your asana recommendation: Bhujangasana
Gemini & Gemini Rising: On Friday Uranus, the planet of revolution, turns retrograde in Aries, your eleventh house of friendship. Uranus turns retrograde around this time each year and can influence us toward more rebelliousness and outspokenness. Be mindful of what you say and where you say it. Social media posts and discussions during this time should be considered and weighed before becoming public. Online arguments are not the best use of your time. Consider also your associations, friends, groups you belong to… and make necessary adjustments. Not everyone deserves your time and energy, Gemini. Look out for people you keep around you that drain you, demean or undermine you and cut ties.
The mental planet Mercury enters Virgo on Saturday. Virgo is in your house of home. Your thoughts, visualizations, daydreams, conversations and contemplations will be centered on family, home, what makes you feel safe, roots, and self-care.
*Your essential oil recommendation: Valor
Cancer & Cancer Rising: On Friday Uranus, the planet of revolution, turns retrograde in Aries, your house of career. Uranus turns retrograde around this time every year and in this cycle, we can feel the Uranian energies become exaggerated and the unpredictable and unexpected can unfold. You may run into some changes at work, in your profession or with your material success. Father figures and male mentors play a part in this cycle, so pay attention to changes in those relationships. Connect with people, associates and mentors from your past to get new insights into what you’re working on currently. There could be a turnaround or remodeling of your career right now.
The mental planet Mercury enters Virgo on Saturday, your house of communication. Your ideas and self-expression will be energized. Focus on family ties, connect on your relationships with siblings and extended family.
*Your gemstone recommendation: Lapis
Leo & Leo Rising: With the sun in your sign, you have the whole month to celebrate and enjoy life.
On Friday Uranus, the planet of revolution turns retrograde in Aries, your house of freedom. Uranus turns retrograde around this time every year and we can feel the Uranian energies become exaggerated and the unpredictable unfold. You may feel rebellious, especially with Uranus in the part of your chart that deals with risk taking and blunt talk, so watch for impulsivity that could cause trouble. Use this time instead to clarify your vision rather than making a big change.
The planet of the mind, Mercury, enters Virgo on Saturday. Mercury rules all communication and mental activity and will be in your house of money. Your thoughts and conversations will be focused on income-generating ideas, your career, financial security, and the kinds of items you like to surround yourself with. Self-worth is also an important theme for this aspect so make sure that your thoughts and mental activity reflect your understanding of your own self-worth and your beliefs about abundance.
*Your asana recommendation: Pincha Mayurasana
Virgo & Virgo Rising: On Friday Uranus, the planet of revolution turns retrograde in Aries, your house of mergers and intimacy. Uranus turns retrograde around this time every year and we can feel the Uranian energies become exaggerated; the unpredictable and unexpected can unfold. In this intense part of your chart, the rebellious planet invites you to look deeply into your own psychology and the themes of sex, death, and rebirth. Explore any issues related to intimacy or bonding or uniting with another.
The mental planet, Mercury, enters your sign on Saturday. Your ability to communicate and express yourself clearly will increase, with more confidence and self-awareness. Mercury is your ruling planet, so there will be more ease and potency to your self-expression as well as your cognition. Use this time to get your ideas and points across; schedule meetings, presentations, important conversations and brainstorming sessions now. Your skills in analyzing and dissecting information, processing, and having a level of intellectual detachment come in handy.
*Your asana recommendation: Supta Virasana
Libra & Libra Rising: On Friday Uranus, the planet of revolution, turns retrograde in Aries, your house of partnership. Uranus turns retrograde around this time every year and we can feel the Uranian energies become exaggerated and the unpredictable unfold. Someone, likely from your past (an ex or ex business associate), could pop up during this time and create some trouble so just stay aware. During the retrograde period, which lasts until December, you could find yourself re-evaluating a partnership or relationship; maybe you can no longer rely on this person or trust them, or maybe you’re just not on the same page anymore, but it could be time to take a break or let go. Uranus shakes things up and is all about progress, independence, evolution, and revolution. If big changes come just go with the flow and know it will work out.
On Saturday the mental planet Mercury changes signs, moving into Virgo and your house of endings. Mercury governs all cognition and communication. You could find that your mental energy turns to themes of karma, compassion, and closure during this time. You will likely feel more introspective, during this time, working through old habits of self-defeating behavior. Focus on having compassion for yourself and releasing negative self-talk.
*Your essential oil recommendation: Grapefruit
Scorpio & Scorpio Rising: On Friday Uranus, the rebellious planet of revolution turns retrograde in Aries, your house of health and organization. Uranus turns retrograde around this time every year and we can feel the Uranian energies become exaggerated. Always expect the unexpected with Uranus; you could receive some news about your health or well being. You could have some issues with the people you work with during this time or you could feel so impatient with your health results that you give up on your fitness routine and eating habits. Try to stay committed even if you have to change up your routine or add some more exciting ways of working out. Eliminate the habits and behaviors that contribute to extreme stress, which will increase physical illness.
The planet of the mind, Mercury, moves to Virgo on Saturday. In your house of friends, Mercury invites you to connect to your alliances and groups, encourages teamwork, and calls for you to refine your vision for life. You may start thinking about your long-term goals and refine them to better reflect your current desires. Socialize and connect with like minds now.
*Your essential oil recommendation: Jasmine
Sagittarius & Sagittarius Rising: On Friday Uranus, the planet of revolution turns retrograde in Aries, your house of creativity. Uranus turns retrograde around this time every year and we can feel the Uranian energies become exaggerated. With Uranus, you can expect change and the unexpected. For the next few months, you may experience some upheaval in your romantic life, changes in your relationship or an ex could return and cause confusion. There could also be an unexpected turn in your creative life. This part of your chart is all about passion, creative expression, love, and sex. Be mindful of the way you express yourself creatively and sexually now, looking for non-beneficial patterns you can release if necessary.
Mercury, the planet of communication, enters Virgo on Saturday which is your house of career and attainment. While the mental planet settles into this area you can use your brain power and communication skills to move toward success, to get clear with your long-term goals, ignite your ambitions and further your career. Don’t pass up an opportunity to discuss material success and career moves with a male mentor in your life as there could be important information to be shared.
*Your gemstone recommendation: Rose Quartz
Capricorn & Capricorn Rising: On Friday Uranus, the planet of revolution turns retrograde in Aries, your house of home. Uranus brings unpredictability and change and turns retrograde around this time every year creating an exaggeration of those volatile energies. With Uranus in this part of your chart starting in 2011 you have likely undergone multiple changes on the home front — maybe you have relocated to a different state or changed residences a few times, or maybe the people you share your home with have changed. You could have also been going through a personal transformation about what home means to you, or a relationship with a significant woman or mother figure in your life has gone through growing pains. While Uranus is in his underworld in the domestic part of your chart you should try and not detach from your feelings and emotions. You could encounter some intense shifts in your domestic life from now until December.
On Saturday the planet of the mind moves to Virgo, your ninth house of discovery. Mercury in this part of your chart will be reflected in your mental pursuits taking precedence now, with a longing to learn, study profound subjects, search for truth, speak freely and bluntly, and a desire to travel to gain experience. Go on a trip or enroll in a course that could open your mind in a new way.
*Your asana recommendation: Malasana
Aquarius & Aquarius Rising: On Friday Uranus, the planet of revolution turns retrograde in Aries, your house of communication. Uranus is your ruling planet, Aquarius, and its progressive, rebellious, eccentric energies influence you always. While Uranus is retrograde around this time every year you can feel those energies build and can expect the unexpected. This has been a hard time for you to connect with individuals - your affinity for humanity hasn’t waned but during the retrograde cycle your blunt truth-telling could backfire with certain individuals. Write your ideas down rather than trying to push them out into the world just for now.
On Saturday Mercury changes signs, moving to Virgo and your intense house of death and rebirth. While the planet of communication is here you should tune into your psychic awareness more and be open to transformation in the way you express yourself. This part of your chart is about sex and transformation, intimacy and privacy, and merging with another. Conversations now could spark new ideas and inner revelations. This is a good time to discuss sharing resources, joining forces or deepening a bond of intimacy with someone special.
*Your asana inspiration: Pincha Mayurasana
Pisces & Pisces Rising: On Friday Uranus, the planet of revolution turns retrograde in Aries, your financial house. Uranus turns retrograde around this time every year and we can feel the Uranian energies become exaggerated; expect the unexpected. While in this money part of your chart, retrograde Uranus could bring some unpredictable circumstances around your finances, income, investments, budget. An unexpected expense could arise, or a contract could fall through. You could be thinking of leaving your career and branching out on your own, but hold off on making any big decisions until you feel clear and sure. You’ll want to focus on creating stability and security rather than taking big risks now, even though you feel drawn to.
On Saturday the planet of the mind, Mercury, changes signs. The mental planet heads into Virgo and enlivens communication in your house of partnership. Conversations about marriage, commitment, unions, business partnerships or legal affairs will abound. You can connect with someone significant over fantastic conversation; having a mind merger with another could lead to a relationship now.
*Your asana recommendation: Urdhva Dhanurasana