Both the Sun, your ruler, and Mercury, planet of communication, begin the month in sensible Virgo and your money sector. This is your cue to get things organised on the financial front, work out a budget, chase up outstanding payments or look at ways to improve your income. The best two dates for making things happen are the 10th and 16th.
Virgo’s the sign of writing and print, so check out local job adverts or create a financial spreadsheet that logs incoming and outgoing expenses. It’s about being as organised as possible on the money front to help you feel more settled and secure. The 16th is the day of the New Moon, a perfect day to create new intentions and make a fresh start.
Venus, planet of good things, moves in to your sign of Leo on the 6th which simultaneously attracts abundance to you at the same time as making you more attracted to luxury, treats and the best in life. It’s a kind of double whammy. Venus is a planet of blessings and as long as you are sensible with your cash and live within your means, there’s every opportunity for you to enjoy yourself, even in simple ways.
One note of caution: the weekend of the 7th-9th looks potentially extravagant so be clear about what you’re spending money on and why. This could be linked to a friend or a course or group activity. You are the generous sign of the zodiac which is lovely but only give if you can afford to and don’t take any uncalculated risks with your hard-earned cash. Venus in Leo invokes the law of attraction and asks you to trust in life and that when you give you will also receive. What goes around comes around.
Venus in Leo is a happy, sunny combination that makes you more popular with other people, great news if you’re looking for love. The best dates to meet someone new are the 13th and the 21st. These dates also promise fun with friends or your partner or lover so make the most of this positive energy.
The biggest challenges this month are around your home, family or past and asking yourself what freedom means to you. Mars, the action planet, is down at the base of your chart in the powerful sign of Scorpio and early next month Saturn moves into this same sector for a two year visit. Scorpio’s a deeply passionate sign and you may have no option but to feel deep emotions, especially when you revisit your past.
This is also about putting energy into your home and family life, whether you create a safe base for yourself and your loved ones or de-clutter or renovate. Home and family trigger strong emotions this month and due to the Moon’s nodes there’s a karmic connection. The Moon’s nodes follow the pathway of the Moon and on the 2nd they shift to the Taurus/Scorpio axis where they remain for the next 18 months. You may find it hard to let go of the past, there may be some fear around your security and you may need to consider what’s best for you and your loved ones if you’re in a situation of change or uncertainty.
The last part of the month brings more change and it’s a volatile time for everyone. This is due to the second Uranus/Pluto square that takes place on the 19th. The first square aspect happened at the end of June so think back to this date to get a sense of what was taking place in your own life. Uranus is in Aries, the sign that rules travel and freedom in your chart, and Pluto’s in Capricorn, focusing on work and everyday routine. Uranus wants to break free and Pluto breaks things down so whether of your own accord or due to external circumstances, your current situation is changing.
It does feel as if you need to shake things up or change the current structure of your life in some way. Dealing with these changes is best faced by your courageous self, being brave so you can take advantage of any shifting situation. This may mean keeping your eye on the job market, looking for new openings, gathering as much information as you can or viewing the bigger picture but definitely not burying your head in the sand. It can be exciting and bring the freedom you crave but as mentioned earlier, you need to be willing to let go and not hold on tight to the past or to whatever security means to you individually.
The Full Moon on the 30th is a powerful energy that points the way forward. This Full Moon links in to the Uranus/Pluto square and the days building up to it feel emotional. Is this a good time for you to take a risk? Yes it is, and in fact you may have no option. Perhaps you already know that because of your changing situation, it’s wiser to move forward than keep holding on tight to the past.
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