Week of August 27
The planet Mars is the hero this week as it is stationed right after about two months of retrograde action. All planets enter into retrograde cycles (with the exception of the sun and the moon) and all take a backseat or are less influential when this happens. When Mars, whose attributes are Action, Aggression, Ambition, and Anger (War), is declining, all the above properties are muted. Those ruled by Mars (Aries and Scorpio) can wallow in disorientation. Normally, Aries focuses on everything, and Aries may find himself unable and unable to get things done. Scorpions can also fall under similar apathy or loss of orientation. And since we all have an area of our personal horoscope populated by Aries and Scorpio, we may have felt besieged there, insecure or without focus and drive. The good news is that many of these attributes will slowly return to our daily lives as Mars begins to go straight. Mars is currently in Capricorn and will now "go back over degrees". The degrees that Mars turned are called Shadowtime, which means that they were traversed by Mars while they went the other way around. Mars must exceed the shadow period degrees to be completely free from restrictions. This means that Mars must advance to the ninth degree of Aquarius before he can be a major player again. This means that we will gradually feel the influence of Mars until October 8, 201
WIDDER (21st March to 19th April): Your ruler Mars is stationed directly, so you should feel more motivated, especially with professional issues, to achieve something. It would be wise to investigate new or unusual employment opportunities, or at least to be able to capitalize on such encounters should they materialize. A surprising source of income could be revealed to you.
TAURUS (April 20 – May 20): Travel and education offer the potential for a surprise chance this week. You can see that creative efforts offer the greatest potential. As long as your curiosity makes you do the person in charge, you may find that your success is justified. You do not know it until you try it when an unforeseen encounter occurs; Jump on it.
GEMINI (21 May – 21 June): Be aware of the potential for uncertainty, especially in relation to large organizations or older relatives. The family promises to bring light into a situation that unfolds in a surprising way, but is nevertheless necessary. The transition is on the agenda, so be prepared for a shift that may be welcome. The progress can be slow but visible.
CANCER (June 22nd – July 22nd): An unexpected meeting or signal from a business partner could shift your plans this week in the most beneficial manner. Your primary relationship will likely be the beneficiary and help you to improve your future plans. Conversations can be harmonious, especially if you have ideas for the future. Avoid impulsiveness.
LEO (July 23 – August 22): You can experience a separation between you and your career that seems completely unfounded. You may be surprised at the turn of events and respond accordingly. Since your well-being can be directly related to the turn of events, you may be wise to hold your tongue and adopt a friendly attitude.
VIRGO (23rd August – 22nd September): You may be surprised at the offers you receive this week. Education, training and travel are important topics that can surprise you in the most creative way. In this case, be sure to branch out into an expressive modality that allows you to be unique. With the sun in the maiden you are in the limelight.
LIBRA (September 23 – October 22): You may experience a change in relation to an older relative this week. Whether it's residential arrangements or just more interest in an unusual series of events, the result should surprise you. As long as you remain true to your values and goals, you should be well prepared to tackle any change.
SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21): You may notice this week that the documentation and other legal forms are highlighted. Expect a surprise from your important partner to help you in your efforts. Consulting can be surprising and yet very topical. You will find that this week you are particularly inspired to be with children and to be creative.
SCHÜTZE (Nov 22 – Dec 21): Your career is in the limelight this week, so concentrate there. If you have been dutiful and responsible, you can experience a pleasant surprise. The transition is the operative word. If the conversation changes, it is wise to explore this topic. Great potential is a new direction.
STONEBOCK (December 22 – January 19): This should be a good week to expand your point of view. Education, training, travel are all expansive ventures and bring you to a new place of responsibility and opportunities. Creativity is very popular. Use these themes to drive individuality and innovation. Set your motivation on everything that involves originality.
AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18): A dream career opportunity can emerge from nowhere. Great organizational connections can be especially worthwhile if you want to shift your focus. An unexpected event that affects both home and family can be a welcome change. However, act with discretion as you might be tempted by the impulse. Take care in the next few weeks.
PISCES (February 19 – March 20): Business associates may be the source of your attention this week as you try to wrestle with an entanglement of change. Sudden shifts in plans or contracts could give some semblance of relief or at least a direction worth pursuing. Relationships or close friends can be a welcome change for you. Reach it.
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