The Sun and Mercury are trine Jupiter at the moment, making these first days of September a great time to think about what it is you value — and how to get more out of that. Astrologically speaking, now’s the time to invest in yourself and your future.
That could mean investing money toward your future, as in your education or other life-shaping options.
It’s not all about holding back, though. Venus sextile Mars and Mercury semisextile Venus want us to live our best lives. And that includes doing what makes us feel good. Let’s allow ourselves some pleasure and enjoyment, too.
The point is not to be too extravagant. Saturn and Mercury retrograde in opposition signal some stark reminders that momentary enjoyments may have repercussions farther down the line. Just remember, the summer cash grab does not last forever, and you may have to sustain yourself on those earnings for a while.
If you can find the sweet spot where investing wisely in yourself and having a good time meet, let me know. It’s no easy task for any sign under the Sun.
March 21 – April 19
Lean into your social side this week. You can be quite charming when you have the patience for it; you may even find yourself attracting a crowd.
April 20 – May 20
Allow yourself to explore your passions. Just because it doesn’t make you money doesn’t mean it’s not meaningful. Be bad at something you love.
May 21 – June 20
You’re generally a linguistic mastermind, but your tongue may be feeling twisted right now. Sometimes silence has plenty to say.
June 21 – July 22
Get in touch with your inner child this week and give yourself an excuse to play. Remember what that kind of joy feels like?
July 23 – Aug. 22
Breathe, relax, and release any tension you may be feeling. Allow yourself to regain your own rhythm.
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Taking stock of what brings you joy, you may notice some unnecessary clutter in your life. Yes, it’s a good week to Marie Kondo your life.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
If you’re feeling frisky this week, enjoy it. The stars say it won’t hurt to have a little fun.
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
If you find yourself caught in the middle this week, instead of picking sides, try mediating the argument. There’s a first time for everything.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Focus on some self-care this week, unless you are trying to get more definition on those undereye bags. You’ve been overextending yourself.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Instead of building something new, focus on what is in front of you. Could what you have going be running more efficiently?
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Look for ways to work smarter, not harder. Don’t stress about what can’t be helped this week.
Feb. 19 – March 20
If you’re working toward something, slow steps are better than no steps. You don’t have to be the first to the finish line.