Your Horoscope ~ August 24 – 30, 2017

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by Rose Marcus

The solar eclipse has come and gone, but in astrological terms, it’s not over yet! Not by a long shot. Both Mercury retrograde and Mars act as dynamic triggers through September 5.

Sparked by the exceptional life force of the solar eclipse, the now, the next three to six months, and the next two years are absolutely teeming with greater and/or auspicious creative potential. Take this statement to heart: stay confident and reach out to meet your life with the best of yourself, front and centre. Any moment could produce the gift.

As of Friday, Saturn in Sagittarius ends a five-month retrograde tour. You may have felt the transit as a delay, frustration, or carrot just out of reach. This refortifying transit has allowed more time for a consciousness, a truth, a reality, and a future course to cement. As of the past few days, Mars in trine to Saturn has set sail on a more workable foundation and a more straightforward course.

 Mercury in Virgo continues in retrograde. While inconvenience, backtrack, or loss is typical of the cycle, there’s something positive to gain. By revealing what is flawed, damaged, weak, missing, or in need of healing or repair, Mercury retrograde provides the opportunity to make improvements where they are most warranted. Revise, revisit, and redo.

Friday/Saturday are locked and loaded. Mercury’s reconnection with the sun on Saturday marks the midpoint and informing peak of the retrograde cycle. At the same time Juno, the contract asteroid, ends retrograde. A contract renewal or revision is well timed. The trio also signs on for the next karmic term.

Aries
March 20 – April 20

Whether the flint is planned, inspired, or provoked, Mars strikes it hot over this next week. The end of Saturn retrograde unlocks the brakes. Coming from the heart or going straight into the heart, Venus in Leo, starting Friday, enhances your ability to attract and make the most of it. Mercury retrograde fills in a missing blank and underscores karmic relive and/or fruition.

Taurus
April 20 – May 21

Farther, faster, and more: Mercury retrograde and Mars keep all systems on strike-it-hot for these next 10 days. Feels good, feels right, do it. Venus in Leo shines bright on a new home or living-with-yourself chapter. Pointing you in the direction of onward and upward, Saturn direct helps you to widen the divide between what was and what is.

Gemini
May 21 – June 21

Feel it, say it, do it; start to finish, Friday keeps you/it on full tilt. Saturday/Sunday, a revision, revisit, repeat, or revelation works to your advantage. Despite Mercury retrograde, the timing is good. Improvement is your net gain. Saturday sets the next phase of a contract—actual or karmic—into play. A compelling sense of must or déjà vu accompanies the here and now.

Cancer
June 21 – July 22

No doubt you have felt the full-throttle effects of the momentous solar eclipse. Expect the fast-forward intensity to continue, especially for the next 10 days. The weekend is revealing, staging, or solidifying. The moment is infused with greater than average potential for making great gains. Want more? Go get it. Venus and Mars in Leo boost money prospects and satisfaction quotients.

Leo
July 22 – August 23

The solar eclipse is not yet done thrusting you into the spotlight and showering abundance on you. Mars and Venus in Leo extend the benefits package. The end of Saturn retrograde on Friday outlines the future in better-defined terms, giving you a better handle on how to play it next. Mercury retrograde on a replay puts karmic destiny into full swing.

Virgo
August 23 – September 23

The ongoing reviving effects of the solar eclipse and Mercury retrograde supply you with plenty of extra kick-start turbo. The process of reclaiming that part of yourself that’s gone missing has been long in the works. Plugged in and juiced up, you’ll feel a striking sense of destiny in full swing, especially Friday to Sunday and Wednesday onward. Welcome to your new life…finally!

Libra
September 23 – October 23

At work and/or at play Thursday/Friday, it’s working for you like a charm. It’s up to you to pounce on it when you see the gift or saving grace present itself. The end of Saturn retrograde is a crystallizing influence. It makes your best course of action more clear-cut. It also infuses lasting impact regarding the words, meeting, or action.

Scorpio
October 23 – November 22

You can repeat a success, retrace a step or a conversation, and get more out of it this time. Mercury retrograde provides another chance to work it out. Saturday/Sunday, take your best shot, trust your intuition. You know what you want and how to make it happen. Mars and Venus in Leo show you off in the best possible light.

Sagittarius
November 22 – December 21

Still riding the high of this extraordinary moment? There’s plenty more on the way. Setting your future on its longevity course with better-defined signposts, the end of Saturn retrograde on Friday lends extra stay and sway to opportunity. Mars and Venus in Leo bless creative endeavour and all heart-centred actions. There’s no need to second-guess. Love, live, and prosper.

Capricorn
December 21 – January 20

The past few months of biding time with Saturn in retrograde have allowed you to observe the shifting tides and to get better on track with what is in your best interest. Friday to Sunday clues you in to more. Next week, Mars and Mercury retrograde strike it hot regarding finances and matters of heart.

Aquarius
January 20 – February 18

So much can happen in the blink of an eye. Thanks to the solar eclipse in trine to your ruler, Uranus, perhaps it already has. Friday/Saturday can strike fresh flint. Take it moment to moment and go with all your heart. Someone special or something exceptional, perhaps out of the blue, sets destiny onto the fast track.

Pisces
February 18 – March 20

Love what you do, do what you love. Don’t hesitate to give up to get. Monday’s eclipse has set an excellent springboard for the launch of a new job, creative project, money-maker, or health, education, or lifestyle upgrade. Mercury retrograde makes for special reconnections. A furry loved one can take you by hook, line, and sinker.

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