August begins this week, Scorpio, and after the monumental Lunar Eclipse & Full Moon we experienced last week, it’s important for you to breathe easy and take things step by step as July comes to an end. We are in the midst of retrograde and eclipse season, so it’s totally normal for things in your life to feel a bit all over the place or out of whack. But this week, you can make an effort to stabilize yourself despite any external circumstances that may be rocking your boat and testing your patience. Monday and Tuesday, the Moon in Pisces helps you release the need to always be in control. Pay attention to your dreams, your subconscious, and your intuitive messages as the week begins. The eclipse has awakened a part of you that was previously sleeping, and now you are sensitive to the signs and omens that exist all around you.
Mid-week, the Moon shifts into Aries, and to have both the Sun and Moon in Fire Signs will help ignite a more lively, confident and go-getter aspect of your personality. You’ll find yourself being more direct and spontaneous in your action. Instead of overthinking things, you’ll just take the leap and trust that the net will appear. This is especially true when it comes to past projects that you’ve been dedicating your time and attention to. Because we’re in the midst of retrograde season, you’ll make more progress when it comes to completing things that you’ve had on your mind for most of the year, rather than launching something brand new. The same goes for job searching — focus on pursuing leads or interviews that you may have set up in the past few weeks or months rather than starting fresh. Make sure to learn from any repeating lessons that keep resurfacing in your career or personal life so that you can move on wiser and stronger than before.
Friday, the Taurus Moon will help ground you considerably after the action-packed days of the middle of the week. Love and relationships will be on your mind. How much have you been hiding behind your Scorpio shell due to a fear of vulnerability? It doesn’t matter whether you’re single, in a relationship, talking to someone, or shunning love altogether — this post-eclipse week will have you face truths about your own self-sabotaging behavior when it comes to letting love in. Scorpios in relationships may need to work on being more affectionate and loving with their partner, even if sarcasm is a form of showing love and affection. Listen to what your partner has to say, even the subtle comments that they pass off as jokes. Single Scorpios should take time to admit to themselves what it is they truly want in a partner, and focus on the positives rather than focusing and what they don’t want. We are in a powerful period of manifestation, and the Universe is listening to our subconscious desires more than ever. But since Mercury is still retrograde, remember that you’ll have to be very patient with people you’re communicating with and not expect them to always understand you intuitively. Break things down more directly rather than trying to be all subtle and mysterious.
The week ends on a peaceful note with a Quarter Moon, and we’ll look back at the events of the past week with greater clarity regarding any hurdles we had to face or overcome. The Quarter Moon is also perfect for getting more organized in our daily lives, so you may find yourself decluttering, working on your financial situation, weeding out photos or contacts from your phone, and generally making more room for abundance and growth in your life. Take time this weekend to spend time in nature, take care of yourself, take a break from social media and simply check in with yourself and how you’re doing. One of the benefits of our rulers Mars and Pluto being retrograde is that we truly cannot lie to ourselves. We must slow down enough to acknowledge what’s being revealed from our inner psyches, and to confront these truths with compassion and patience.
Do so this week and be enlightened.