Venus Retrograde has been taking you back or slowing you down with women, income, beauty, and love since the end of August and it's been playing out on the job or with work you are doing, with health situations, paperwork, people you hire to help, co-workers, and animals for your sign. So you may have hired someone to help you and a lover dig into past issues or reignited a flame with an old co-worker or seen a woman co-worker exit the scene or a past one return. You could have been rethinking your income situation and reviewing how you feel about your job or the need to land a job. You could have gone back to reconnect with a woman or love interest from the past over health needs or concerns or ended some situation that you were ready to leave. There were lots of ways this could have given you time to work things out and now as you enter September you have until the 6th to wrap that up. Venus goes Direct on the 6th and at this point you will be ready to either move forward with past people or situations under new terms or move into brand new situations regarding these themes. The good news is that if you feel as though you just couldn't get things moving with earnings, women or love, this starts to pick up steam again in the days and weeks ahead.
A NEW MOON SOLAR ECLIPSE arrives on the 13th at 2:41am eastern/on the 12th at 11:41pm pacific and you are now in a 2 week wind tunnel that can help you push yourself into some major new stage or situation with a partner, agent, attorney, client, specialist, competitor, or other key relationship. Since this is in Virgo and Virgo rules the same things as the 6th house where Venus has been going you have some overlap here that will likely make even more powerful. In other words, what you start or take to the next level now with one of these key players can help you move things forward with health, work, co-workers, people you hire, paperwork, or the pets. You will be 'eclipsing' something out to gather up this new steam and move on this next level so that may be a bad habit, old way of viewing things, attitude, or something as extreme as a relationship or situation. Whatever is eclipsed is about giving you the room you need to move forward with the right people. So if you have a doctor close up shop, this specialist eclipsed from your life will push you to find a better one that can help you launch forward on better health terms. If you have one therapist move away, you could start up new with a new therapist who could help you with that co-worker, your job or the health needs. You could hire an attorney to help with paperwork and this eclipses out the fear you've had about it. You could hire an agent who eclipses out your dry spell and lands you work. You could eclipse out the criticism that broke you up and start fresh with a new understanding with your romantic partner. You could eclipse out the relationship and go looking elsewhere for someone else. You could start a business partnership or take your current one to the next level, eclipsing out the past business mojo. You get the idea. Look for the right people, release the wrong ones, and focus on work, health, pets, paperwork, organizing, cleaning, simplifying, people you hire to help, and co-workers in the scenario.
Mercury has been in his shadow since the month began and so things have been slowing down regarding talks, meetings, agreements, sales, writing, interviews, offers, and decisions that are about your sex life, divorce, reproductive needs, any mortality issues, a birth, the third party situations, and finances. Now on the 17th Mercury Retrogrades so you are officially heading back over these topics for a do-over. Time to rethink things. Time to reconnect with the partners, specialists, clients, competitors, or representatives about these matters. You see how important these key players are this month?! So, do you want another shot at the sexual partner or reproductive specialist or tax attorney or divorce opponent? Do you want to see if you can rework agreements or decisions? Are you ready to rethink it to the point of ending things? You have until Oct. 9th to work through ideas with or about them and I suggest you give it the time to talk it out, meet up, send the note, or in some other way communicate so you know exactly what is possible and what it not. Balance is a key word so if it is about your reproductive needs talk to your client or specialist or partner about balance, eating right, rest and exercise, etc. If it is about sexual attractions you need to ask if you feel balanced in this relationship, is it fair and equitable? If you have had misunderstandings how can you find that balance in the way you communicate? If it's about divorce or attorneys how do you revise things and restore balance or let go or reconnect for the same reason? If you are to suffer any of the typical MR maladies then they would play out over these themes so double check facts and figures, do your best to hold off on purchasing new electronics or signing new agreements if you can wait until after Oct. 9th without hurting your situation, and give each other the benefit of the doubt when you can since misunderstanding can happen on either side.
Saturn moves into Sagittarius on the 17th where he will now tour for 2 years, 3 and a half months. Saturn is going to test you and challenge you. He's going to insist you grow up and get serious about your goals in life, the direction your life is taking, what structures you need to support your goals, what goals need to end for good and what goals you should commit to long term. He is going to test you to step up and take on more responsibilities and be ambitious when it comes to your career and reputation. He is going to push you to end anything that will not support you here long term. He will ask that you master something new and take the lead. Saturn is going to push you over parents, bosses, judges, mentors, directors, or any other authority type figure that is part of your life. Saturn wants you to set some limits or deal with them, look at no's, endings, long term commitments, duties, and goals here as well. What needs to be structured, wrapped up or set up for the long haul? This is about the efforts you put in over this period being able to then have you back over the next 29 years until Saturn returns here again so you really have to get real about what is needed. Saturn is in Sagittarius so these themes are ways you can work on this so let's break that down. 1)Law. Saturn rules things legal so do you need to hire an attorney, incorporate, file a law suit, get a patent, or in some other way legally structure things for goals or career? Is there legal needs that should be handled on behalf of your parent or because the judge has ordered it or the boss needs it? 2) Media. This means media outlets, marketing, advertising, publishing, broadcasting, and publicity. How can you master some new level here so that your goals are obtained or your career soars? How can you cement something by walking away or making a commitment here so that you reach these goals or have solid foundations up ahead? 3) Travel. This means traveling on long trips, people at a distance, foreign interests and people, multicultural interests, and import/export. So what needs to end, what needs a better support system, what can you master here, what could you commit to long term, so that your goal, career, parents, boss, or other authority figures are secure and strong? 4) Education. Could you get training, supply training, get certified in something new, go back for your degree, or start to teach something? Would this help you reach goals, further career or deal with parents, the boss or other authority types? 5) Weddings. Is your goal to wed? Do you need to end something in the way of this or show up, do more work and commit to making it happen? Do you want to have a career in the wedding industry? Is it time to call off a wedding? Is your parent remarrying? Do you need to grow up about that? These are Saturn's tests and I'm sure you could think of some other scenarios out of these combinations but overall it is about you getting ahead and for now that means there is some hard work to do and some real leadership abilities that will get honed over the next couple years so that when you come out of the other side you feel like you are on solid ground and have long term rewards up ahead.
The Jupiter/Neptune opposition on the 18th is interesting because it ties back into past lives and is going to show you a reflection via another person that can help you turn a corner if you want to. First off, Jupiter is doing everything he can in the days around the 18th to open up a door for growth, more happiness or prosperity and he is focusing it on your relationships with romantic partners, business partners, agents, attorneys, clients, specialists, opponents, and other key players. Again do you see how important this all is this month? He is saying you can find this better place via this person through legal, travel, wedding, educational, or media channels. That you have to do the work, hire the help, deal with the paperwork, any criticism, co-workers, pets, health issues, and being of service to get there, but he has that door wide open for you to make the connection. Neptune is showing up as the reflection so someone is going to be there for you as A) Inspirational or B) Delusional. What do you need to see to walk through that door? I have to tell you Pisces that of all the signs you are the tough case with this because you are the one with Neptune in their sign so what you are seeing is definitely about you and your journey. So look. Is there something you do to retreat, deceive, hide, escape, self-sabotage, or a bad habit or addiction you fall prey to? Do you see this in them? Is there something artistic, spiritual, romantic, healing, or about the research that you see reflected back that could help you on your path? Where is this within you? This is a soul turning point, address what is within you that could in any way limit the luck Jupiter has for you to find the best possible relationships and then choose to go towards that open door with or without this person.
The Fall Equinox arrives on the 23rd as the Sun enters Libra for a 30 day stint. This may add a physical quality or make it quite personal for you when it comes to what Mercury Retrograde has been up to because it is highlighting the same part of the sky! So expect to get in there and contribute something of yourself to the sex life, reproductive needs, divorce, or financial interests. It's important to show up, sign things if it is still tied to the past and forward movement, speak your mind, make it about your needs, and if it applies, involve your brand, image or title while you're at it. So you could get pregnant or go back to some hormone treatments, kick start your menopause, sign the divorce papers, or sit back down with the banker, tax man, insurance agent, clients who pay commissions to you, or anyone else that might have a hand in your financial future (from the past).
Mars moves into Virgo on the 24th, joining Jupiter who is already making waves about opening things up, bringing more happiness or prosperity and seeking growth, and the New Moon Solar Eclipse that is giving you that 2 week boost to enter into new territory or take things to the next level. That's a WHOLE LOT of heat that is now aimed at what you want to make happen with romantic partners, business partners, agents, attorneys, clients, specialists, or the competition. Mars hasn't been here in 2 years and he is the instigator so the combination if pretty much either going to motivate these people to move that mountain for or with you, stir up passion to new heights or bring up the anger so you can fight it out. Much of what this boils down to (again, read MR above) is work, health issues, paperwork, being too critical, simplifying, being willing to hire someone to help, and being of service. So time to light that fire or fire that cannon (of course not literally).
The 25th is going to be intense. For everyone. You are welcome to hide if you want. Pluto has been Retrograde for months and he's now stopped in the sky to turn around and go Direct today. That's major power energy changing direction and you will feel it. Mercury Retrograde is going to square Pluto so that is some issue, news, talk, or decision that is at odds with this change of direction or show of power or transformational moment, you dig? For your sign, it's weighted in what is changing around your aspirations, personal freedom, original ideas, and anything social: friends, groups, the internet, a party/gathering, astrology, a charity, or your social networking interests. Mercury brings news that challenges tied to this involving sex, death, birth, divorce, or some financial matter. So you could hear about a friends divorce, a friend facing their own mortality, a friend being pregnant, or there could be some shared financial situation with a friend, group, charity, or online that is in play now with issues to be addressed. There are obviously other combinations you could make in these two lists, these are just a few examples, but it's a bit challenging so deep breath and one issue at a time.
The month wraps with a FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE that brings a major ending, achievement or celebration involving your income, purchases or possessions. So you could end one source of income as it runs its course or you could be celebrating some big boost in income now. There could be an eclipsing out of something tied to how you earn money and you are wrapping up that portion of what is going on as you reach this high point. You could be tossing out the old vacuum cleaner (eclipsed) as you celebrate having the one your significant other dropped off to you (sorry couldn't resist the homemaker reference) or you could be calling Good Will to donate furniture you're over. It could be about celebrating buying the house or cutting up your credit cards so you don't make any more purchases. You get the idea, big things, after eclipsing out, endings or celebrations.