Key themes: people from the past, healing intimate relationships, letting go of the bonds that have run their course, easeful routines, going through your day with a pleasurable rhythm, being present, just exchanges, finding balance in give and take
You may be getting in touch with loves, friends, allies and even enemies from your past. This is a time to rediscover which relationships help you grow and which don’t. Give yourself the chance to take a closer look at the people you share your life with on a personal and intimate level. Misunderstandings may lead to conflicts, especially if there are things left unsaid, or if you’re holding unresolved trauma from past relationships. Whatever the case, hold space for things to be up in the air, don’t make any drastic decisions just yet unless it really has to do with something unforgivable. By the time the retrograde period is over, you’ll have a much better idea of where you stand, and about the people you choose to share your life with.
Venus is finally stationing to go direct on the 3rd, after having taken you on a ride during the past 40 days through your work, health and wellness routines. Things will still be falling into place until October 7th when Venus comes out of its post-retrograde shadow phase. How do you wish to keep bringing more ease into your work and wellness habits? What routines make you feel more in control? What routines feel sweet instead of causing pressure?
The next day, on the 4th, Jupiter will station to go retrograde for what is left of the year. Jupiter is currently transiting your area of schedules and exchanges, helping you connect to a daily rhythm that feels right for your life. These next four months of Jupiter’s retrograde motion will be about looking into the ways you’ve been learning not to rush yourself. About checking into how you can infuse with pleasure your to-do’s, the people you exchange with on a daily basis and your immediate surroundings. You’ll come to realize that the more presence you bring to your day, the more engaged you become with what is here and now, the more you’ll being to cultivate your faith in life.
On the 6th, Mercury will enter the heart of the Sun during its retrograde motion, inviting you to nurture your own light so you can share your warmth and radiance with the ones you’re choosing to share your life with.
We have the New Moon in Virgo on the 14th, at 9:40 pm EST, reminding you that in order to be with someone else you’ve got to give yourself the time, space and loving attention to learn how to be with yourself. Intimate relationships often require work, and there’s work to be done within the bond, and also work to be done on your own. You won’t be able to treat others better than you treat yourself, and trying to do so can only lead to toxic dependency or unhealthy demands. Having said that, I encourage you to acknowledge wherever you are on your journey. I invite you to remember that healing and growing aren’t lineal. So give yourself the chance to honor all of the ways in which you’re learning to dismantle unhealthy dynamics within your partnerships and replace them with ones that make it possible to build sweetness together.
On the next day, the 15th, Mercury will station to go direct, and things will begin to speed up a bit, and the miscommunication within your intimate relationships will begin to loosen up little by little and you’ll be able to have clearer vision when looking forward, until the 29th where we’ll all be more in the clear once the post-retrograde period is over.
We welcome Libra Season on the 23rd, shining a light on how you share what you share. What is fair will come into question. Be honest about what you want to do for others, and what you need in exchange. Don’t expect all things to heal in an instant. But by bit, cumulative efforts can create the conditions for big leaps. Long lasting change comes from consistent effort. Appreciate the work that you have put in that has made your healing possible. Honor those that have invested their time, energy, and gifts in you. Know that the best way to pay them back is by taking your potential, your dreams and your productivity seriously.
On the 29th, we will have the Full Moon in Aries at 5:57 am EST, setting your area of resources, gifts and self-worth on fire. How you exchange your time, energy and talents will ask for your attention. Look to see if there are any spaces in your life where you feel taken advantage of, unappreciated, or unable to ask for what you need. This Full Moon can help you heal and move through the feelings and fears that come up when you think about standing up for yourself. Make more room for the energetic and financial exchanges that leave you feeling alive, this is where it’s at!