After moving forward full speed ahead into the fiery, willful and somewhat chaotic Leo energy this eclipse season, we’re moving into a much more organized, grounded, and also emotionally compassionate energy this week. Over these next few days, we’ll be diving headfirst into Virgo season while at the same time dealing with an abundance of mystical Neptunian energy leading into the emotionally charged Full Moon in Pisces on Wednesday. Things may feel a bit foggy and confusing or overwhelming at the start of the week, but as we move out of this energy and into the weekend we’ll have an important opportunity to become more grounded, regaining our clarity and allowing us to become much more decisive moving forward when Mercury moves forward into Virgo.
*Please note: This is a general forecast describing the collective planetary influences for the week ahead. For a more personalized, nuanced interpretation based on your unique birth chart, follow this link to schedule a one-on-one astrology reading!
Monday (9/4): The Sun in pragmatic and put-together Virgo comes into opposition with mystical Neptune in Pisces today, causing us to become much more loving and compassionate throughout the day. This aspect may also cause us to loose sight of the details in favor of a more creative or even escapist state of consciousness. Be wary of offers that seem too good to be true, as under this influence we tend to wear rose colored glasses as we wish to idealize people and situations we come into contact with. This can lead to major disillusionment once the veil is lifted and we are able to see things more clearly. With Mercury about to station direct as well, this can become a confusing time for many of us and it is not advisable to make important decisions at the start of this week.
Tuesday (9/5): Mars moves from fiery, romantic Leo into the more practical and service oriented sign of Virgo! With this transit, we begin to look at our actions more realistically and to plan ahead before moving forward. There is a danger here of over-planning, which can cause us to become overwhelmed and prevents us from taking necessary action. In the judgmental sign of Virgo, this can also indicate the tendency toward harsh criticism or anger toward others who do not meet our unrealistically high expectations. This is, however, an excellent time to take action on the details and to move forward with better nutrition and daily health routines. Just don’t be too hard on yourself if you slip up or are unable to stick to your goals!
Venus in Leo comes into a disruptive inconjunct/quincunx aspect with watery Neptune in Pisces. Neptune has a tendency to dissolve and mystify everything it touches, and in a difficult aspect with Venus this energy is ripe with disillusionment and deception due to overly idealistic tendencies— so be forewarned! Neptune inconjunct Venus also brings up underlying boundary issues in our close relationships up to the surface to be examined. We may feel unsure of our self-worth and ambivalent toward our relationships under this confusing influence, which can lead to martyrdom or escapist tendencies. This energy is highlighted further by the Full Moon in Pisces in conjunction with Neptune tomorrow.
Today is the day! Mercury stations to go direct at 28 degrees Leo, sitting directly on the point of the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21st. Be aware of signs, synchronicities, and messages that come through today, as they are meant to help us wrap things up in order to move forward on a new, more courageous path. With Mercury stationing, things may feel like they are either moving really slowly or speeding up, but either way this energy may cause a lot of frustration, especially while Mercury remains in close conjunction with Mars. With all of this Neptunian energy added to the mix, our thoughts may feel confusing and unclear, further adding to the irritation catalyzed by this transit. Do your best to stay calm and to remain grounded today, and be sure to take some time out for solitude, reflection and self-care! Click here to learn more about this energy and how it effects you personally!
Wednesday (9/6): The Full Moon in Pisces today will be deeply compassionate and emotionally charged as it is in close conjunction with watery, mystical Neptune. The energy of this Full Moon is loving and romantic— perfect for a dreamy night in with someone you love! On the flip side, we must be careful not to unload our emotions on our partners, loved ones and friends. With all of the tense and chaotic energy over these past few weeks, this Full Moon provides the perfect catalyst for an emotional purge, and in an inconjunct aspect with Venus, the people you love most may end up bearing the burden of our emotional baggage.
Thursday (9/7): No major planetary aspects today. The Moon is transiting the active and willful sign of Aries throughout the day today, compelling us toward forward momentum.
Have a beautiful week everyone! Be sure to check back on Thursday for the weekend forecast! :)