This week brings a mixed bag of planetary aspects that are going to demand that you stay on your toes, Scorpio. As the month of September draws near, the Sun, Jupiter and Mercury are all clustered in Virgo, your eleventh house of teamwork and friends. This is also the place where we focus on our big dreams and goals, and our thinking broadens as we become more comfortable ruminating over future possibilities.
Have a pad of paper and a pen in hand early in the week and start scribbling down your goals in detail. You might want to create a vision board with tearsheets from magazines, or a Pinterest board full of inspirational photos. Go for it, because the cosmos delivers a whopping solar eclipse on Thursday in this part of your chart. Solar eclipses are new moons on steroids, and as such they bring about powerful change. The ancients believed that new moons were the times for new beginnings, which is why they planted crops under these lunations.
Eclipses often bring about sudden change, so don’t be surprised if you do a 180 and toss out an old goal to replace it with something newer and more in line with your passions. People can be “eclipsed out” at times like this, so it’s possible that you decide to end an acquaintanceship that has run its course.
You may be feeling quite entrepreneurial or more daring, but stern, sober Saturn in your house of income is in a tense position to the eclipse. All this means is that you need to take your time and crunch the numbers before you embark on a dream or goal that is going to cost money (as most of them do, right?).
The day before, Mercury goes retrograde in the eleventh house, so even though you may be jazzed to collaborate with others, make new friends and kick off exciting new plans, you’ll need to take things slow. Make sure that everyone on your team or in your orbit is on the same page as you, otherwise the retro period will bring about snags. The eleventh house also governs technology, so back up all of your files, make sure that your domain registrations are up to date, and keep a close eye on computer systems and software.
Monday is a terrific day when Mercury and Venus conjunct in the heavens. Plan an outing with your pals, especially if you’re single, as they are your best source for meeting someone new these days. Hmmm, and is that platonic friend really platonic? I’m not so sure about that under these aspects….
And Friday is another happy day when the people you hang out with can be a blessing, even if you’re just heading out for drinks after work. But there’s a strong element of luck here, so it’s possible that a pal or former colleague does something special for you, like mention to their boss that you’d be the perfect person for the job opening that just became available.