Very few signs have been as hard at work as you lately, and you’re about to get some relief. In the months ahead you’ll be able to enjoy the company of the people you love most, setting aside quality time as you leave work on your desk until tomorrow. Wrap up as many work projects as you can in the early part of September, not to mention errands and activities in your neighborhood. This month brings two eclipses and the monumental move of Jupiter into Libra, a place where it hasn’t been in almost 13 years.
For the past year you’ve enjoyed generous Jupiter in your third house of thinking, writing and expression. It has been a superb placement for anyone who writes for a living or uses social media as a part of a marketing effort. Sales reps, teachers, students, marketing gurus, graphic artists—all of you should have developed greater skills. Even parents should have become more effective in communicating with their kids, and all Cancers have been blessed with the gift of gab.
A powerful and positive solar eclipse is scheduled to take place in this part of your chart on the 1st, kicking open doors to an exciting future. This is the perfect time to launch an ad campaign, redesign a website, add new products to your line or start writing a book. New contacts could come your way, whether it’s potential clients, a family moving in down the street with kids the same age as yours, or people who’ll end up being good friends.
It’s also a smart time for a little self-reflection, considering just how well you communicate with others. Do you scream and yell too much? Gossip? Or do you withdraw and refuse to open up when you really should be sharing? Consider yourself as a brand that needs an update and get to work on it! Mercury is now retrograde here, perfect for introspection. It goes direct on the 22nd so polish up rough edges now.
You’ll start to see change as early as the lunar eclipse in Pisces on the 16th, which falls in a “higher octave” of the eclipse that occurred on the 1st. Pisces is your expansive ninth house of spreading your message far and wide, as in international. This is where we score the book deal, get media attention, receive invitations to go on the lecture circuit and present our ideas to a more sophisticated group of people. Lunar eclipses wrap things up, so it’s quite possible that a project you’ve been working on for some time finally brings you the recognition you deserve.
You might also decide to go back to school, travel around the world, or get a job working for a government agency, as these are covered by the ninth house. Also, an answer or approval on something you’ve been waiting for from a government agency may finally come to pass: getting a green card, a change in zoning regulations, settling a dispute with the IRS (may the force be with you), or happy news that you passed the police academy exam.
When happy-go-lucky Jupiter moves into your fourth house of home on the 9th for a 13-month stay, your focus will shift a bit from the outside world (and what it thinks of you) to your family and loved ones. Jupiter hasn’t visited this part of your chart in over a decade and its job is to help you out with housing and family matters. Needless to say, this is your best time in years to buy or sell property, redecorate, renovate and to settle family disputes. Children could be conceived and you can finally enjoy more time with the kids, grandkids and nieces and nephews.
One of your best days in 2016 for home and family is the 26th, when the mighty Sun conjuncts Jupiter. That week is a honey, as the Sun enters your domestic sector on the 22nd. Better yet is sexy Venus’ move into your fifth house of romance and flirtation on the 23rd. In astrology, we find new love in the fifth house, as well as take an existing relationship to a higher level, so the next three weeks could be quite amorous.
But we commit to another person in a more serious way in the seventh house. Pluto has been retrograde here for the past five months, which may have brought about big changes in both romantic and business alliances. You and your partner may have had a lot to work out, but now your relationship is ready to move on. An ex may have been playing head games and trying to pull control moves, but all of this comes to an end on the 26th when Pluto resumes direct motion.
You’ll be taking more of an authoritative role in alliances when mighty Mars blasts into the partnership sector the next day. This is its first visit to this part of your chart in two years, so business deals could be on the table, people will want to work with you, and serious romance is in the cards.