Libra (23 September – 23 October)
Whatever else is going on in your life, it’s lovely news that, on the 6th, your ruling planet Venus returns to grace your star sign Libra, where it remains throughout the rest of August.
When you have Venus in your star sign, it’s time to show yourself off as other people will be more attracted to you as you have what they want. Venus rules love and money, art and beauty and is the second-best planet in the universe. With Venus in Libra, this is your time to be charming and diplomatic and smooth over any challenges in your life.
Other people might need you more than usual this month too, especially your friends or a group of people with whom you’re involved. The Sun is in Leo and your friendship sector until the 23rd and communication planet Mercury is here throughout August.
This is because Mercury is retrograde or on go slow until the 19th. Be aware this means that misunderstandings could take place within your friendships or other people might let you down. However, Mercury retrograde is also good for reconnecting with old friends and widening your social circle.
There’s also a Solar Eclipse in Leo on the 11th and events this weekend could prove magical. A Solar Eclipse is a New Moon with extra power and with Mercury retrograde in the mix, there’s a theme of second chances. People you’re with during this period could prove especially helpful or significant over the next six months.
When it comes to love, perhaps you’re going through a bumpy patch. The planet of passion, Mars, is your partner planet and, up until the 13th, Mars is on go slow in Aquarius and your romance sector. Sometimes, this means you don’t hear from the one you love or events mean that you have to spend time apart.
Absence can make the heart grow fonder but, other times, this helps you see the truth of your situation. You could go your separate ways if you realise that you and someone close are too different.
Whatever happens in your case, keep money out of the equation. The 2nd and 7th are volatile dates for money matters and a time when you’re wise to be cautious financially.
You do still have big planet Jupiter in Scorpio and your personal money sector so this is a time to look after your own finances and not rely on other people. The Jupiter-Neptune aspect on the 16th feels abundant and you may hear good news about a job, a gift of money or a bonus.
The Full Moon on the 26th could also prove decisive where work’s concerned. There’s stability in this Full Moon but also potentially a desire to retreat. This is linked to the Sun’s move into Virgo on the 23rd and the star sign before yours. You might be plotting or planning what next or need some time to come to terms with a change to your foundations.
This could be linked to events at home or within your family as action planet Mars moves back into Capricorn and this sector of your horoscope on the 13th. You have to go backwards before you can move forwards and retrace your steps in some way.
Once Mars turns direct in Capricorn on the 27th, a home or property move gets the go-ahead. Only then, can you start to know where you belong and why.