Welcome to August, Aries! At the end of last month, you used your firepower to ask for what you want in your personal life. Perhaps a lover wasn't texting enough, or you needed more emotional support from friends. You've worked through that with good communication, which is about to come in handy. Mark Tuesday, September 1 in your calendar. There is a full moon in wise water sign Pisces, so get ready to get emotional. You tend to put up a tough front, Aries, but use this emo water sign energy to let friends and lovers take care of you. If COVID-19 safety precautions allow, snuggle up on the sofa with someone you love and put on a movie. Don't forget the snacks.
When Mars goes retrograde, it's like everyone is off their game.
From Wednesday, September 9, through Friday, November 13, warrior Mars goes retrograde in your sign. Yes, this is a big deal. When Mars goes retrograde, it's like everyone is off their game. Ambitious plans can come to a halt and you may have trouble standing up for yourself. And yes, Mars retrograde can negatively affect your sex life.
Since Mars is your ruling planet, you will be especially affected. So here's a tip to survive Mars retrograde: Let it go. Don't try to force things. Lean into your softer, more Venusian side. Tell your lover how much they mean to you. If you're fighting for a political cause, use this time to regroup rather than take action.
Your planning skills are at an all-time high during the new moon in Virgo on Thursday, September 17. Virgo is the most organized sign, the most organized sign of the Zodiac. Whether it's for a professional or personal project, use this day to hammer out the details. If you can, wait until Mars retrograde ends to launch it — if not, just make sure you've triple-checked everything.
The fall equinox occurs on Tuesday, September 22. If you can safely meet in a park or have a socially distanced gathering, this day is wonderful for a witchy get-together, as the holiday is associated with sharing gratitude. It's the perfect time to acknowledge that the winter is coming and stock up on goods. This can literally look like shopping for non-perishable items, or perhaps a small dinner or Zoom party with friends. Take turns sharing why you're grateful for one another.
The start of Libra season is perfect for a night of self-care.
On this same date, Tuesday, September 22, Libra season begins. Libra is the sign of balance, justice, and partnership. If you're doing political or anti-racism work, this is an ideal time to fight for justice. The start of Libra season is [also perfect for a night of self-care] WHY! if that's something you're in need of. Stay safe, and see you in October!
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