Isn’t it time to invoke peace? Starting on Sunday, September 18, there is potential for clarity as Mercury retrograde in Libra opposes Jupiter retrograde in Aries while the sun in Virgo trines Pluto retrograde in Capricorn.
The opposition suggests a breakthrough about the next steps in the journey as Mercury retrograde struggles to make a decision that will allow Jupiter retrograde to expand with abundance. As of right now, Jupiter retrograde is reeling it in to consider what we hold to be true in each of our journeys in exploration, abundance, and faith. Meeting up with the regressing cosmic messenger allows us a chance to consider the pros and cons, the highs and lows. Although reflective, we may feel notably optimistic about the path ahead.
Meanwhile, the earthy trine brings out a sense of inner awakening as tiny but mighty Pluto retrograde encourages the perfectionistic sun to go deeper than ever before. There’s a prominent, even tangible, “wake-up, shake-up” vibe throughout this earthy transit as whatever imperfections or inadequacies come to light. Although challenging to stomach such flaws, there is an opportunity to become empowered by them as you assume control over how much you edit or adjust.
A few days later, there is a sudden eruption in love, money, and aesthetics as Venus in Virgo trines Uranus retrograde in Taurus. Fall Venus is feeling remarkably nit-picky about its commitments, but Uranus retrograde may be able to assist. Slow yet semi-steady, the regressing wild child encourages the love goddess to take a walk on the wild side. We may feel more comfortable digging into our individualistic niches in love, money, and aesthetics. Perhaps it’s finding a partner who meets a specific bullet point on our list of criteria. Maybe we finally commit to an atypical goal or budget. A cute decoration or article of clothing may catch our eye even if it is not our usual go-to style. Whatever it is, have a little fun with it!
The sun will then enter Libra on Thursday, September 22. Although the sun is fall in Libra, it still reports to the goddess of love, Venus. A Venusian-ruled season is undoubtedly celestial and glamorous. Libra season is the time to instill a sense of benefic balance in our lives. Be it through harmonious connections or bringing a touch of beauty into your life, you have the incredible capability to take charge of the peace you have. However, make sure that you steer clear of codependency or sweeping issues under the rug to avoid the shallowness that Libra season could bring out.
A day later, Mercury retrograde will conjunct the sun in Libra, suggesting an immense burst of inspiration that may lead to a breakthrough. With the sun illuminating the cosmic messenger, we may have a suddenly clear perception of what needs to be revised or edited before Mercury retrograde slips out of Libra and into Virgo. The House that’s in Libra is the House that you may have this breakthrough in. Use this conjunction to take charge of your Mercury retrograde lessons!
Shortly after the conjunction, Mercury retrograde will slide back into Virgo where it will remain until the end of the retrograde period. Back in its domicile, Mercury retrograde is ready to finish the job it started at the beginning of September. Themes like service, boundaries, work, health, and habits may come up during the remainder of the retrograde. We may notice a shift in our mental or physical health, particularly with somatic complaints. Our schedules may be crazier than usual, such as accidental overlaps or feeling like 24 hours in a day is simply not enough time to accomplish all that we set out to do. Luckily, this can be the perfect time to start redrawing where and how we put down our boundaries. So, if it gets to be too much, don’t hesitate to address a new boundary at the moment!
Finally, Venus in Virgo will oppose Neptune retrograde in Pisces. Clarity regarding commitments and relationships is possible. Neptune retrograde has removed the rose-colored glasses from Venus, encouraging all of us to accept reality as it is instead of what we thought it was or hoped it to be. Couples may have an “ah-ha” moment about their relationship while singles may have a better perspective of what they deserve in love. We might find that our style doesn’t work for our spaces or bodies, causing us to reconsider the fine details that make up our aesthetics. Certain commitments may need to fall through the cracks or be strengthened depending on what comes to light.
Weekly Transit Watch
- September 18 – Mercury retrograde in Libra opposes Jupiter retrograde in Aries, Sun in Virgo trines Pluto retrograde in Capricorn
- September 20 – Venus in Virgo trine Uranus retrograde in Taurus
- September 22 – Sun enters Libra
- September 23 – Mercury retrograde in Libra conjuncts Sun in Libra, Mercury retrograde enters Virgo
- September 24 – Venus in Virgo opposes Neptune retrograde in Pisces
Commit, Aries! It is time to seek out harmonious, reciprocal relationships when the sun enters Libra. You may even have an immediate breakthrough about your expectations and standards a day later when Mercury retrograde conjuncts the sun.
Invite peace into your life, Taurus. Isn’t it time to feel at ease in your habits and everyday schedule? Now that the sun is in Libra and forming immediate conjunction with Mercury retrograde in Libra, you will have a better idea about living a balanced life.
Romance is coming your way, Gemini! Libra season is sure to promote sensual flirting and opportunities to invoke passion. Aside from love, this could be a fantastic time to work on your creative pursuits that speak to your self-expression.
Feng shui your life, Cancer. The sun enters Libra this week, encouraging you to bring balance through beauty back into your sacred spaces. It might be time to redecorate, clean, and set intentions with your sacred spaces.
Be the devil’s advocate you wish to see in the world, Leo. It is time to ensure that your exchanges are equal and just when the sun enters Libra. Since the sun immediately conjuncts Mercury retrograde, you should lay any lingering issues to rest at once!
How can you invigorate the feeling of financial peace, Virgo? Libra season is the time for you to weigh the pros and cons of your personal financial ventures. Aside from this, focus on relationships and commitments who see your value.
Happy birthday, Libra! The sun is officially in your sign, kicking off your astrological season. This is the perfect time to feel confident, sexy, and likable as the sun radiates all of your positive qualities.
Go deep, Scorpio! Libra season is encouraging you to reflect on your hidden talents, weaknesses, and subconscious approach. It might be time to debut your ability to form equal commitments while debunking any fear of codependency.
Your schedule is looking quite full, Sagittarius! Now that the sun is in Libra, you have places to go and people to see. Your greater community of friends, family, colleagues, and more cannot wait to hang out with you.
Who do you want to be associated with, Capricorn? As an ambitious sign, you know that your commitments and relationships are important to maintaining for your reputation’s sake. Make sure you are surrounding yourself with the right people!
This way or that way, Aquarius? The sun will enter Libra and immediately conjunct Mercury retrograde this week, suggesting that you may be brought to a fork in your road. Weigh the pros and cons before deciding on your next step.
There is power in peace, Pisces. Libra season is here to remind you that commitment, contracts, and relationships should influence your harmony, not take away from it. Focus on maintaining reciprocal exchanges that make you feel in control.
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