The Sun brings warmth and focus to your 6th house this month bringing your attention to order and organization.
Streamlining your schedule and improving time management are great areas of focus at this time. Working smarter instead of working harder will carry better outcomes now and strategizing ways to do this can be very fruitful at this time.
Notable occurrences at the office could come up and for both those who are self-employed and those in an office or other employment setting. Issues or opportunities with some link to the past are more likely now.
Employment may be a hot topic at this time. If changes or uncertainty come to your work place, hold open the idea that any changes that come now, even if they feel unwelcome, could place you on a path for greater happiness and fulfillment in the longer term. Your resourcefulness has a chance to soar tremendously at this time and will be amplified the more you focus on it.
Clearing clutter and bringing coherence to your outer and inner realms will be time well-supported at this time. Something fun you can do is play my “Ten Things” game. I created this to help me clear clutter. Every day for a certain amount of time I committed to in advance (1 week, 1 month, etc.) I would make the agreement with myself that I would just have to deal with 10 things that were sitting around out of place. What I found (as you may find) that once I got started (which seems to be the hardest part), I would go well past dealing with only 10 things as momentum was built from the minimum commitment. This is a great exercise when you feel unmotivated, overwhelmed, or are crazy busy 🙂
Speaking of ‘exercise’, the Sun is accentuating your house of exercise and other health regimens this month, too (also 6th house affairs). This energy will likely highlight exercise regimens, diets, practitioners, treatments, routines, etc.
New health issues or ones from the past may resurface now or become more obvious to give attention to. You may make some important health discoveries or find solutions at any time this month. This is a time when diagnostics and other things to get down into the details of your health, healing, and exercise and diet regimen come into the forefront. Stress management may come into the forefront as a necessity or as a preventative measure. You may be drawn to make healthy lifestyle changes now.
The 6th house also rules pets and some other animals so you might find yourself focused in that area of life. A pet may need some attention at this time or you may have more time or interest in focusing attention to your furry or feathered ones.
Both Mercury and Venus awaken from their retrograde slumbers in September and as they do, you will see many things that had stalled out start to blaze ahead.
Venus retrograde has been a long transit with the pre-transit shadow period beginning June 19, the actual retrograde starting July 23 staying retrograde until September 4, with the post-transit shadow period lasting until October 6, 2023.
Venus rules many areas of life, including love, relationships, money, finances, design, and fashion. Recent months likely brought opportunities to reconsider, address, and fine-tune things in these arenas of life. More clarity may come on any Venus-ruled topics that had been cast into uncertainty during the retrograde cycle.
Even though the retrograde energies will be dissipating every day, they will still be present. It may be helpful to check out more about Venus retro with my many resources on the topic: my Venus retro blogs series, my Venus retro Do’s and Don’ts blog, and my Venus retro video. Personal planet retrogrades are is one of my areas of great expertise. You can also see more in my book, Planetology ~ How to Align with the Natural Rhythms of the Universe.
Mercury’s retrograde cycle begins with the pre-transit retrograde period, on August 4, the actual retrograde is from August 23 – September 4, and the post-transit flow rolls until the end of September.
Mercury’s retrograde may have brought uncertainty to plans already made, breakdown of appliances and communication, and difficulty planning too far ahead. As it moves direct, there may be more ease in planning and seeing future steps may come into view and it may be easier to hear others and be heard.
As Mercury and Venus drive certain things ahead, Jupiter will go into retrograde and certain things will start to lose fizzle.
September brings us into the heat of the next eclipse season. We have two powerful eclipses in October 2023 and both of them will become super active with potential for transformation in September. Eclipse season begins around 4-6 weeks BEFORE the actual eclipses so we may even see some August manifestations raring up.
Changes to the Me/We sectors and My stuff/Our stuff arenas are major themes from these two eclipse cycles.
We have the second of the Aries/Libra eclipse cycle which began earlier in 2023 with the Black Moon Eclipse in Aries on April 20. For this cycle, we have a Solar eclipse at 21° of Libra on October 14.
This is a powerful time of closing out of themes and storylines that began in towards the end of 2021, when the Taurus/Scorpio Eclipse cycle began. The last of this cycle occurs October 28, 2023 with a lunar eclipse at 5• of Taurus. Major endings and new beginnings are very likely now!
Strong Leo energy all month bring continue to bring fiery creative potentials. Romantic potentials, fun and frolic, focus on children, hobbies and pleasure, are all increased in potential. Extra creativity may be available now and chances to lead, inspire, or in other ways show the world your gifts will abound.
Powerful Virgo transits bring focus on details and a discerning eye for streamlining work and improving productivity. Organization, pets/animals, health, and your daily routine are also under the magnifying glass at this time and may need some attention or you many have the desire to be proactive.
Growing Libra influence will bring partnerships and relationships of every kind front and center. If you need help now, the perfect person could show up soon. If you are looking to connect with others, opportunities will abound.
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If your birthday is late in the sign (or if you are reading for your rising sign and have a late degree) this report will start to be relevant for you towards the end of the month, for earlier in the month you many find that the Taurus Horoscope is more relevant for you.
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