Virgo [August 22nd to September 21st]
#MeTime: We’re ankle deep in Leo season now, with both the Sun and your planet, Mercury, about to snuggle up at the end of the week in Leo. However, this actually is the beginning of a clearing time for you to get your shine on over the next month. We could call it a polishing. Leo might be the shine, but it’s Virgo that keeps things brilliant. In fact, although Leo is known as the sign of performance, it’s actually Virgo that claims some of the biggest names in show business, like Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Hudson, Idris Elba, or Tyler Perry. (Yes, all three “Dreamgirls” are Virgos.) So start gathering the raw energy of Leo to perfect during your time, as only you can do it.
#Heartstrings: Mercury retrogrades are often reliable times to re-visit and re-ignite relationships that need some maintenance and upkeep. This would be among the times to do that now. Although you may seem to keep thinking that work can double as a bff and your +1, it’s probably painfully obvious by now that this is not a long-term strategy. You don’t have to contact a bunch of people during this time or be terribly social. In fact, I’d recommend reaching out to the person who might be most surprised to hear from you the most. They may have the most on-point message to deliver.
#MoneyMoves: Fortunately, Mercury backtracks enough to allow you to catch up with some recent ideas, inspirations, and insights that have come your way recently too. It’s an excellent time to revisit things that you put on the backburner in order to push newer projects forward. Although you’ve been delightfully grinding away, let me be perfectly clear here: this is mostly a chill week. It doesn’t mean that you should take off completely as much as let some of your hard work soak in while you tend to other things and people you haven’t been able to get back to.