Bad habits and becoming aware of them.
By Lilly Roddy
With the strong Mercury retrograde through September 26, two eclipses, and the last Saturn/Neptune square, this month promises to be a busy one! Pay attention to the details. Avoid purchasing cars and electronic equipment. It is a good time to rethink your plans before you finalize them at the end of the month.
Good days for fun and excitement this month are the 7th, 17th, 19th, 20th, and 26th. Days to avoid drama are the 1st, 2nd, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 16th, 18th, and 22nd. (These are high-energy times, and people could be more edgy on those specific days.) There is a solar eclipse on the 1st in Virgo, and the lunar eclipse is on the 16th in Pisces. These planetary combinations will make us more aware of bad habits that need to be improved. We will also be more open to helping people.
ARIES (March 21–April 19). Because of the eclipses this month, you are paying more attention to your health and work habits. You are working on getting things more organized at home and at work. Your relationship energies, both business and personal, are improving and really should be better through September 2017. This is an excellent time to be planning for additional education or considering some long-distance travel. Relationships take over your focus by month’s end—a super time to make contact with others who can help or support you in any of your endeavors.
TAURUS (April 20–May 20). As the month opens, it should be an easier and smoother time for you overall. Your creative skills are very strong this month, and being around creative people or children can really help your attitude. They have a freedom you will want to emulate. Continue to work on getting your financial affairs in order. Toward the end of the month, work and health habits take over your focus, and it’s a perfect time to get your workplace organized. And finally, relationships are being activated right at the end of the month—a much better time to meet someone new or to recommit to your partner.
GEMINI (May 21–June 21). There is a lot of tension in the air for you this month, primarily because your ruler, Mercury, is retrograde in the family and home area of your horoscope. It’s a great time to rethink past actions, but the worst time to start new plans. Aim for that rethinking to happen at the end of the month. Pay special attention to your relationships this month. This is a very good time to visit a bed and breakfast and have a business meeting about the future direction of your partnership. Or a visit to your therapist could also help. You are a bit lighter at the end of the month, but you continue to keep the pressure on yourself.
CANCER (June 22–July 22). Keep your eyes on the details this month. Make a list, or set reminders on your smartphone. There is a lot to manage this month as you organize and move forward on your plans. With Mercury retrograde in your area of communications, you should pay particular attention to what you say, question what others actually hear from you, and follow up on what people say they are going to do. Stay on your health and exercise regimen. Relationships take the spotlight at the end of the month. You and your partner will need an adventure!
LEO (July 23–August 22). This month you are paying close attention to your finances. With Mercury retrograde in the money area of your horoscope, you will have the chance to clear up any errors that were made in the past. Follow up on your creative projects. They had been slowing down, but they’re regaining speed this month. If you have children, this could be a time when they really challenge your job as a parent. Make sure you nurture your own inner child so all the love doesn’t go one way! By the end of the month, you are feeling much freer and focusing on making your home more beautiful.
VIRGO (August 23–September 22). This is a big month for you. With both eclipses and the Mercury retrograde occurring in your sign, you are doing some massive rethinking this month. You are focused on getting your old projects finished. Communication, especially with your partner, is so very important. You are continuing to work on improving your home environment. There are lots of opportunities opening up for you. Be prepared to put your new plans into action right at the end of the month. Your temper will be shorter this month, so find a positive outlet for that.
LIBRA (September 23–October 23). As the month opens, you are in a rest-and-retreat mode. There is a lot of potential out there for improvements in career and relationships, but you are in an incubation time. Keep your schedule very flexible during the second and third weeks of September. It may take extra time and effort to get your daily chores taken care of. Your temper will be shorter, so remember to count to 10! By the end of the month, you are ready for the world. There are a lot of good things coming your way via work and relationships!
SCORPIO (October 24–November 21). Reconnecting with friends and organizations is a priority for you this month. That would be good for you, both for business and for extending your support connections. Getting your finances organized continues to be a strong item on the menu this month. Don’t let your fear block your actions. Developing a plan and sticking with it will let you regain your sense of control. By the end of the month you are ready to retreat a little. Your spirituality is being activated, so this would be a good time for a retreat!
SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21). This is a busy month for you. You are particularly focused on your career or social obligations while you work on new long-term plans for yourself. You are not as flexible and easygoing as you normally see yourself. You are taking things more personally and are likely to respond in that way. Some exercise, or starting on a health regimen, would help channel some of this energy in a positive direction. By the end of the month, you are being easier on yourself. It is a great time to connect with friends or social organizations.
CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19). If you’ve been looking for a good month to step back and take it easy, this is the month. Your energy levels have not been very strong, but that is all about to change as we get to the end of the month. If you do travel during this time for a vacation, choose a place you have been to before. Get plenty of rest, as you will need it. At the end of the month, you are more than ready to get your plans into action. This can be a great time for a new job, or even for a new career setting. You are feeling more courageous and willing to take a risk on investing in yourself.
AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18). This month you are reviewing your long-term financial goals, and also looking for greater intimacy with your partner. With relationships, this could be an excellent time to get away with your partner, attend a couples workshop, and finally get past some issues that have been holding you back from being really open. Toward the end of the month, you are ready to step away from your intense feelings and just do some things for fun. It’s a great time to travel, attend some lectures, or do some blog writing. You may have to set some new boundaries with friends this month. Do what’s best for you!
PISCES (February 19–March 20). With the eclipses and the retrograde affecting your relationship horoscope, you will be clearing up many problems that you’ve neglected in the past. For some, this will be a time of renewing commitments. For others, this may be the end of the road. You are also getting clear about your career directions. It’s best not to act on any of those plans until the beginning of October. Your courage to act gets stronger as we travel through September. A career focus takes over at the end of the month.
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