As Mercury cruises into the practical sign of the Maiden, and Venus nestles into nurturing Cancer this week, the focus will be on health and home.
While Mercury operates well under the influence of Virgo, it will be in this position for an extended period of time – a solid two months. That can be a bit nerve wracking, for some. Virgo is typically fussy, perfectionistic and an ultra-health conscious worry-wart that often, willingly (yet sometimes obliviously) takes on the role of ‘doormat’. During it’s long travel (due to it’s retrograde motion between August 12th and September 5th) chances are we will be working hard fixing and fiddling with the details of our lives. In the end, there is no doubt we will be happy with what we manage to accomplish. However, in the midst of the process of trying to iron everything (literally) out, detours and spontaneous unplanned happenings can (very likely will) get our knickers in a knot.
Venus, on the other hand, which also tends to function beautifully in the sign of Cancer seeks to soothe and is keen on doing the best it can to make life as comfortable as possible. Our hearts will be ‘at home’ for most of August. Parents, children, may need extra tender loving care or the need to cozy-up, organize our surroundings will be a big theme.
In short, these two planetary shifts, can mean it’s time to take care of business, do the best we can with what we’ve got and care for others with the same degree of intensity as we would ourselves. Echoing last week’s sentiments –maintaining proper boundaries will be absolutely essential. As mentioned the doormat tendency of Virgo – only too happy to take care of others while curtailing their own needs could easily build resentment. In other words, if seeking rewards for altruistic deeds, or expecting to be taken care of because ‘you did this for them, and that for them and so they owe you’ kind of attitude, disappointments will mound. And the crabby side will rear its ugly head throwing off all the good work you or anyone else has done to make life a little better.
As an added note, there are several other celestial happenings beginning to create ripples:
Next week Anxiety-ridden Uranus stations retrograde in the Independent Warrior sign Aries. Expansive Jupiter squares off with Depth-Seeker Pluto AND a LUNAR ECLIPSE in Aquarius suggests eVeRyOne will be doling out strong opinions (hopefully with the intention of ‘fixing this mess’) – whether it’s about the state of the World in general or the microcosm we refer to as ‘Our World’.
July 25th – August 1st, 2017
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