This week is about finding closure for eclipse month, and welcoming in fresh energy when the month of September begins this Friday. August 2017 was one for the books, with a Lunar Eclipse and a Total Solar Eclipse happening two weeks apart, and shaking up the status quo in all departments. You’re probably still taking in a lot, and you should be, because many Scorpios experienced major wake-up calls in their careers, friendships, relationships, and goals. This final week of August and beginning of September will allow you to absorb what these wake-up calls have been.
The Moon starts off in our sign on Monday, wrapping up a 2-day journey through Scorpio. Last weekend was emotionally intense, and you may have felt the need to release pent-up emotions, desires, and anxieties. Monday will allow you start off the week on the right foot, by being honest about what you’re feeling and letting yourself process your emotions on your own time, without putting pressure on yourself to act or feel a certain way. This is also the final 8 days of Mercury Retrograde, meaning that you may be replaying certain situations over and over again in your head. Since Mercury is in Virgo, avoid falling into the trap of constant self-critique or overanalyzing. When you find yourself getting too stuck in your mind, take deep breaths and press pause on all that mental banter. Do something active, fun, and freeing.
Tuesday through Thursday, the Sagittarius Moon lightens up the mood significantly, and it blends super well with Venus currently being in Leo. You won’t have the energy to focus on downfalls or disappointments mid-week, because you’ll be feeling very positive and solution-oriented. Adopt a growth mindset and think about how to view so-called “failures” as valuable lessons. There’s a reason you encounter every situation in your life, especially those you perceive as setbacks. A shift in the way you look at the situations in your life could be what it takes to get you going on a completely new trajectory — one that’s better aligned with your long-term success.
Romantically, you may have been assessing the pros and cons of your current love experience while Mercury was retrograde in practical Virgo. But on Thursday, August 31, Mercury retrogrades into fiery Leo, and this makes you shake off the perfectionism and welcome more spontaneous, unpredictable social experiences. You may get the urge to text someone you haven’t talked to in a while, or someone who’s been on your mind. Just make sure you’re doing so out of a positive intention, and not just because you’re bored or lonely. Mixed signals can be a huge problem during retrograde season, so you wouldn’t want to unintentionally (or intentionally) lead someone on. Be aware of whom you’re directing those Scorpio vibes to, and why.
All in all, this is a great week for laying low and making moves quietly and determinedly. There’s no need to be too reactive if friends, family or co-workers are pushing your buttons. Instead, spend more time solo, get some exercise, read a book, do you. Mercury Retrograde ends soon, and it’s better to give people space and not be too demanding at this time. Your soul will feel easily drained by people who ask too much of you too, so start practicing saying “no” if you’re not willing to engage with someone or something. Establish firm boundaries with confidence, and keep it pushin’. Once the retrograde ends next Tuesday, September 5, and the Full Moon in Pisces takes place on September 6, you’ll be glad you took this week to focus on your internal equilibrium. So much will pick up post-retrograde, so get the rest, healing, and release that you need now.