The week begins with the Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius, generating huge amounts of energy. As it links to the planet of opportunity Jupiter, located at present in the sign of Libra, all this airy energy is a counterpoint to the roar of the Lion, and where the Sun and Mars are located, along with the North node the point of destiny, in the sign of Leo.
If you think about it Leo is about actualizing our own individuality. With Aquarius energy is very much about the collective. Balancing the give-and-take in relationships between what’s good for us personally and what’s good for the needs of those people we care about is a clue of what this Eclipse will influence. As much as we may all want to pursue our own agendas, and sometimes it’s very important to do so, equally if we stay mindful of the bigger picture this can help us to find a good balance. However if there is any relationship which seems unjust – the energies of Jupiter, then we are going to seriously reconsider this in the following months.
This week continues to see a lovely angle however between Venus and Mercury, located respectively in Cancer and in Virgo, which brings a more nurturing and practical dimension to the situation. However Mars is also a truly influential planet this week. Why? Well he is forging a sensational link with Jupiter which can give us a sense that everything is possible, and also see is a lot more risk-taking. But equally he is in a Quincunx with the rather distorting energies of Neptune. It’s important therefore that when it comes to our desires that we are very clear about what these are, and whether they are realistic or not.
By Sunday Mercury enters a retrograde. He will continue to retrace his steps in the sign of Virgo through to the end of this month. He won’t re-emerge back into the sign of the virgin until the 10th of September. Yet it will be 19th September before Mercury returns to the point where this retrograde begins. During this period of time therefore being very precise in all we do is absolutely essential. As you will know with Mercury retrograde all sorts of snags and snares just seem to happen. But if you are travelling anywhere and in particular using airports or ferries, these with regular consistency seem to be affected more than most. Also handling paperwork, correspondence and buying and selling, are all going to require a higher degree of concentration to try to limit the potential for all this to unfold.