As the week opens, you will be under the influence of the meeting of Mercury and Venus in the same astrological house of Virgo and provides the ideal moment for you to declare your love for someone dear to you. This planetary formation also means that you could be on the receiving end of someone’s love or recognition of acts that you have performed. Mercury’s influence will enable you to communicate smoothly and, with the presence of Venus, negotiating a bargain will also be enhanced. If you find yourself caught in disputes, it will be possible to find amicable outcomes and the signing of contracts will be highly aspected. Additionally, the partnership of Mercury and Venus will have a positive effect on socialising, meeting new people and forming friendships. This would be a very good time for you to ask someone out on a date. You could find yourself renewing old friendships and being able to improve any troubles within relationships.
The next day also falls under the influence of Mercury, this time forming a 120 degree angle with Pluto, known as a trine, which indicates the two planets co-operating with each other. This formation makes it an ideal time for talking people into things and for asking for favours. This could well translate into supporting activities such as sales, debating, bargain, negotiating deals in business or purchasing cars or property. Also likely is the opportunity to meet someone who shares an idea or plan with you, which could result in the formation of a deep friendship or successful partnership. During this influence you are more likely to favour a serious discussion over socialising. If you find your mind obsessing would be well directed to discovery and research as you will be able to block out any distractions or background noise. It is an ideal time to talk with a psychologist or counsellor, to get a psychic reading, a past life regression or to try dream recall, telepathy or remote viewing.
At the mid-point of the working week, another trine occurs, this time involving Mars and Saturn that will bestow strength, ambition and perseverance to take on the most challenging tasks and to complete them on time, within budget and without errors. Your focus will be sharp and resistant to distractions. If you have a particular passion, this would be a good time to follow through and, perhaps, to pursue something that you have desired for a long time. Your love life will be supported by your loyalty and devotion and your partner will find these attractive, alongside your passionate desires and stamina in the bedroom. All of these add up to making this an ideal time to formalise or legitimise a partnership. However, if you are still dating, you will find strong physical feature appealing. It is probable that you will be looking to form a long-term and committed relationship, perhaps resulting in marriage and children. In the business realm, lasting success and practical results can be realised. It is also a good time to open legal proceedings or a large business. You can also look forward to support from authority figures, such as parents, teachers, police and superiors.
As the week progresses, the Moon and Pluto form a sextile angle of 60 degrees and this is likely to expose any emotions that you have buried deeply. It is very likely that you will experience intensive personal interactions that will reveal how you feel about another person and how they feel about you. Good or bad these feelings will enrich your experience with the potential for the relationship to evolve to a greater depth or to free you to move on. During this transit there may well be opportunities to renew areas within your home, for example plumbing and drains or clearing the gutters before the onset of colder weather. Your intuition will be very strong and this will aid you when making investigations into areas unknown to you.
On Friday the Moon and Venus form a 120 degree angle, a sextile, which will give a loving influence and is an excellent time to spend quality time with your partner, family and friends. It is also a good time for socialising and you would enjoy hosting or attending parties or other social occasions. Your personal charm brings you popularity and, if you’re dating, success in love. All kinds of relationships will flourish, especially loving ones. New friendships can be formed under this transit and, if this applies, new romances may begin, particularly if a moon phase has recently occurred.
As the weekend begins, Venus and Jupiter are positioned opposite each other, so making this transit a good time for loving, partying and being indulgent … providing you have the resources to cover any expenses. Do be aware that this transit can produce a lack of self-discipline and motivation to work. However, if the transit falls during a vacation, it will be excellent timing. Guard against overindulging and going to excess, particularly with food, drink and drugs. However, if this transit coincides with a laden work day or an important exam, be prepared to dig deep within to find the drive and ambition to complete the tasks ahead of you. Superiors may interpret your behaviour as carelessness and a lack of respect and they may become frustrated with you.
As we reach the closing day of our week, Mercury returns to a positive orbit, no longer retrograde. During all the retrogrades this year, Mercury has travelled in reverse through the air signs causing regulations around social interactions and messaging to be tightened. Equally, Mercury has exited its retrograde period in earth signs and brings the need to review budgets, timelines and environmental impact of works being undertaken. Any signals that have been scrambled or confusing will now begin to become clearer with logic reigning due to the influence of Virgo for about a week. You may feel an extremely strong urge to get everything organised and simplified, including your budgets and any financial conversations that you may have been avoiding. There may well be a willingness to focus on your own wellbeing and to create a workout plan for the month ahead. Bear in mind that there will be a shadow period, otherwise called “retro shade” as Mercury returns to direct motion that is active until Mercury returns to the same degree of the zodiac where it began its retrograde path. The result will be that the retro shade will remain until 17 October 2022, when Mercury gains 8 degrees 57 minutes in Libra so you may still be smoothing things out until that occurs.