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 employed setting. Issues and opportunities from the past will continue to be a theme . Things that come in this month have more of a likelihood of being shorter-term, a segue to something else, or something new that needs ideas or something else from the past to work with. Another way the retrograde energies present is to have things expected or worked on for a while come into fruition. The last week or so of the month holds much promise for new things to come in and is more clear in general for making big decisions and agreements.

The January eclipses will likely start to make themselves known for many with big news of major changes afoot.  Manifestations for eclipses often start to roll in 4-6 weeks (sometimes more) before the actual eclipses.  If something notable comes in and have to be decided upon, lean toward the second half of the month if possible, unless it is for something short-term but even still, look at paperwork and agreements very carefully as the retrograde energies still dominating most of December could likely factor in.

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 and the energy still does favor shorter-term commitments and experimentation so keep that in mind as you navigate contracts or agreements having to do with health/wellness, etc.  That being said, if you do have to commit to something, try to keep the commitments and expenditures low.  Affordable and flexible payment arrangements are better than long-term or expensive commitments now. The last week of December or so carry better clarity for longer-term commitments and arrangements.

When it comes to love, beauty, or money, Venus retrograde stories will continue to be themes that are present but more in the backdrop now as we are in the latter part of the post-transit shadow period through December 18.

Venus retrograde is known by astrologers to be the LEAST desirable time to make a permanent change to your body.  Try to hold out until at least the end of December and between then and now work on self-esteem issues that may be at the root of the desired change.  This will help you make sure that by the time you make the final decision to move forward you are coming from a place of self-love and certainty with the decision.

If a decision has to be made about love or business opportunities that come in now or for arrangements and agreements that have to be made this month, try to leave as much flexibility in arrangements to account for the changes that will very likely come soon, and know that the plans you make now may be shorter term than expected, or efforts may get ‘tabled’ for a time, losing steam, or be missing relevant information.

If a decision or agreement has to be made consider a ‘bridge’ decision or agreement, where you create a temporary agreement that will be reconsidered and shifted later.

To see more about the implications and manifestations of Venus retrograde, check out my extensive video on the topic. Also check out my comprehensive blog series Venus Retrograde through the Signs/Houses.  Venus will be retrograde from October 5, 2018 – November 16, 2018 with the pre-transit shadow period starting September 4, 2018 and post-shadow transit stretching until December 18, 2018.

To see an extensive list of things I love for now through Mid-December 2018 when the personal planet retrogrades dominate see my blog, Maximizing Personal Planet Retrogrades.

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.

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. Make sure you don’t take on more than you can manage for the long-term as it relates to animal-related ventures. Also, because of Venus retrograde, carefully factor in the costs of decisions regarding animals as that could factor in from now through the end of December. Working with foster animals or some other kind of temporary arrangement with an animal is better aligned right now than long-term commitments but follow your own flow to see what is best for you situation. Sometimes the perfect animal friend shows up in the midst of these types of energies so stay connected to your intuition to guide you along. In general, unless your intuition or circumstances are very clearly showing otherwise, around December 25 and after are better for finding your beloved pet and bringing it back to its forever home.

Great reads for Cancer this month:

Don’t have enough time to read?  Then you will love Audible, where you can listen to awesome books while you other things 🙂

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People ~ Stephen Covey
Decluttering at the Speed of Life ~ Dana K. White
Medical Medium ~ Secrets Behind Chronic & Mystery Illnesses and How to Heal Them ~ Anthony William
Because of Winn Dixie ~ Kate DiCamillo (for Animal Lovers)

If you would love a live reading with Annie to get her insights about your personal chart go here!

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I am all about a cozy home, comfy clothes, natural bath, body, & home, yummy drinks, delectable delights, spirit fuel, holistic wellness, and of course astrology ?
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