With the transition from Leo into Virgo, you may notice a change in the air. If you’re a townie and are experiencing Augustitis, that familiar, full-on seasonal burnout, now is the time to slow it down.
I say that not because summer’s events and parties have slowed down — they haven’t. Not yet, anyway. It’s because Mercury has slowed down to join Venus, Pluto, Saturn, and Neptune, and toward the end of the week, Uranus, too, will retrograde. Even the planets want you to take a breather. Yes, I’m looking at you, Pisces, Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn.
With all of us jamming a year’s worth of stuff into less than six months, encounters with those who are not allowed to slow down can be difficult. The retrogrades will not help. Give those people some space, or get ready for the tempers to flare.
Visualize instead the townie summer bonfires ahead. Know that your hard-earned chance to exhale is not far off.
March 21 – April 19
The quick and speedy pace you’ve been keeping is slowing down again. That may feel right, but double-check the details before making any permanent changes.
April 20 – May 20
Are you sure your relationships aren’t taking a back seat to your ambitions? Check in with your loved ones.
May 21 – June 20
This week, throw out the subtext. Be direct in your social dealings, or else everyone will end up confused and angry.
June 21 – July 22
You spend a lot of time caring for others. But you need some pampering yourself. Try to direct some of your caregiving inward.
July 23 – Aug. 22
Check in with your priority list. Does what you are doing right now align with the person you want to be? You may have some work to do.
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
It’s your season, you know: a time to celebrate. You deserve that, even though it’s hard for you to relax and just enjoy your life.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
You may be feeling vulnerable, and traveling as part of a pack could be safer than going it alone. Just make sure the pack is heading in a good direction.
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
You may be feeling some confusion as to why things aren’t working exactly the way you’ve planned them. Slow it down to see mistakes before you make them.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
You live in your fantasy world, Sag. If you can’t dream it, you can’t be it. Just remember that solely trusting your feelings can put you in a state of illusion and delusion.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Siri, define “shadow work.” You may want to take stock of your unhealthy and self-destructive habits, especially the ones having to do with love and money.
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
You thrive on conflict. You tell yourself you don’t, but really, it excites the heck out of you. See if you can direct that toward a fight for a worthy cause.
Feb. 19 – March 20
Someone in your life may be behaving dishonestly. Don’t ignore your intuition for their sake — notice it for your own.