This month there is a lot of energy in the sensitive and security oriented sign of Cancer and the creative and inspiring sign of Leo. As you may remember, Venus went retrograde on July 24th in Leo and during this time, she became exaggerated and quite strong. So you may have become a bit more attuned to the energy of Venus and found yourself taking enjoyment in the pleasures of the five senses, whether it be through relationships, food, beauty, the arts or nature. It has also been a great time for refining what you want in relationships and how you value yourself. This is now coming to an end as Venus goes direct today in the sign of Cancer and begins to head back into Leo. Over the next few weeks as Venus approaches 6 degrees of Leo where she went retrograde, you will have the opportunity to reflect and integrate what you have experienced and learned from Venus. Mars has been traveling with Venus all last month, and will continue to do so until September 19th and again in the sign of Leo from October 1st-November 3rd. The combination of Venus, the goddess of love, and Mars, the god of war, is always a passionate and intense combination, so enjoy! The trick with this combination, is to remember that where there is fire, there is also the possibility of arguments.
As Mars transits the royal sign of Leo where he feels much stronger than in the sign of Cancer, you can expect to take action and move forward with greater ease. Stabilizing Mars during this time is the great benefit Jupiter who will offer guidance to Mars allowing you to take wise and noble action (Leo). If there is a time to awake the king within, this is it.
In addition, Mercury is transiting his exaltation sigh of Virgo until October 28th, making it a great time for all forms of communication: writing, speaking, teaching and learning. Mercury will be going retrograde on September 17th until October 8th. As I mentioned above with Venus retrograde, when Mercury is retrograde he becomes even stronger, making it an excellent time for editing, reviewing, and going deeper with writing projects It is also a good time to observe how you communicate and make any needed or desired changes in this area.
To find out what Mars is up to in your chart over the next two months, read below.
Until September 19th you may be feeling like spending more time at home. This is what feels good right now so simply enjoy it. The second half of the month and the full month October, Mars enters your 5th house and your attention turns to study, romance, creativity and play. If you are looking to get pregnant, it could happen this month!
For the first half of the month, you are on the move. You may take one or more short journeys as well as be a out and about running errands, taking workshops and chatting up a storm. In the second half of the month and the full month of October, your attention turns to the home and hearth. It is a good time to make repairs and changes to the home.
For the first half of the month, your focus is on making money and on defending your values. Be careful about impulsive spending and impulsive speech. The second half the month and the full month of October, you may feel more adventurous and courageous. It is a great time to express your ideas in a dynamic way and take one or more short journeys. You may also sign up for a workshop.
The first half the month, Venus and Mars are in your first house. This is a time where you feel supercharged and ready to kick into action. Your energy is higher now and you feel passionate about life. The second half of the month and the full month of October, your focus shifts to family and finances. If there are changes to be made in these areas, this is a good time to make them. For example, you may discuss (be careful of arguments) changes that need to be made around saving and spending money.
For the first half of this month, you may take your pleasure from solitude, travel and retreats. You may enjoy taking hikes, swimming and spending time in nature. Once Mars steps out of the 12th house and into Leo, get ready to rock! Mars the warrior planet in mutual aspect with Saturn is poised to give you lots of energy and the desire to work hard. This is a great time to take on big projects and get things done.
For the first half of the month, your channeling your energy into socializing and groups. There could be difficulties with a friend or colleague. You may establish new goals at this time. The second half of the month and the full month October, indicates a more quiet time where you enjoy working in seclusion, and engaging in such activities that take you out of the mundane such as, hiking, camping, traveling and meditating.
The first half the month your energy is focused on career. Your ambition is high and you feel energized. In the second half of the month and the full month of October, your desire to achieve your goals is strong and finances are likely to improve. Be careful of confrontations with colleagues and friends.
For the first half of the month, your focus is on gaining knowledge and expanding your consciousness. There could be an interest in learning about health. The second half of the month and the full month of October, the focus shifts to your career and your ambition. You feel deeply energized and ready to take charge. Go for it, as you can accomplish a great deal in this six week period.
For the first half of the month, your vitality is high and you are ready to make some necessary changes. You could develop an interest psychology or the occult at this time and take to doing research. The second half of the month and the full month of October, the focus shifts to higher learning, travel and teaching. You may begin a new course of study that gives you a new sense of purpose,
For the first half of the month, the focus is on relationship and business. You may be making shifts in one or more of these areas. With Mars aspecting your ascendent, you are feeling energized and ready to kick into action. This is a good time to get outside and be physically active. For the second half the month and the full month of October, as Mars enters your eight house, your vitality continues to be high. Your goals may go through some changes as you sort out what your values are. This is also a good time to remodel your home. There may be changes in your social circle.
The first half of the month, the focus is on working hard and creating or reactivating a positive daily physical/health regimen. You’re fighting spirit is high at this time and you have the energy to make things happen. For the second half of the month and the full month of October, the focus shifts to relationships and business. If you are not in a relationship, you could meet someone at this time. If you are in a relationship, passion may increase, but so may the possibility of confrontation.
For the first half of the month, the focus is on creativity, romance, play and study. The second half of the month and the full month of October the focus shifts to getting out there and putting all your newly acquired knowledge to work. You may feel highly competitive at this time, giving you the fire you need to make big strides in your career.