Patience is not your strong point but you really need it now. Retrograde activity will be at the max for the year – matching the peak we had in June. But here the retrogrades are even stronger. Mars, the Lord of your Horoscope, makes one of his rare retrogrades (once every two years) from the 8th onwards. Its OK to feel directionless (many people are feeling the same way). Let time sort things out. Enjoy the lull in your affairs. Use it to see where improvements can be made in various parts of your life. When the planets start moving forward again (very soon) you’ll be in a good position to move forward with them. Your biggest challenge this month is dealing with frustration. My teacher used to say “frustration is the food of the wise”. There are some deep positives contained in them. Though the pace of life is much slower than usual, certain things are moving forward. There are job opportunities for job seekers. The love life is active and moving forward. In love the problem is more about you than in attracting partners. You’re not sure what you want. Jupiter starts moving forward on the 13th. College students are more clear about educational plans. It might be a good idea to travel too. At the end of the month, Saturn, your career planet, starts to move forward. Career is starting to straighten out. (Its still very successful these days – but slow going.) Finances improve greatly after the 6th. The only problem here is your risk taking. You are always a risk taker, but now even more so. But there is tendency to good fortune in speculations.


From the 9th to the 12th retrograde activity is at its max for the year (matching June’s highs). So enjoy the leisurely pace of life. Use it to your advantage. See where improvements can be made in various parts of your life. Subject them to review. Later when the planets start to move forward again, you can move forward with them. Now that Saturn has moved away from his stressful aspect with you health and energy are super – especially until the 22nd. Good health is a form of wealth. A very good month to go on vacation. Not much happening in the world so you might as well. But even if you don’t take a formal vacation it is good to indulge in leisure activities – to enjoy life. The opportunities will come. You are in the midst of a yearly personal pleasure peak until the 22nd. The retrograde of Mars from the 8th onwards suggest more caution in your spiritual life. Dreams, visions and intuitions need more verification. They are generally true, but the interpretation can be amiss. With Saturn now out of your 10th house career is a bit easier. Career opportunities are coming to you but they need more study and verification. You can’t take them at face value. Dig deeper. Finances are good this month. Mercury, your financial planet is moving with great speed. So there is confidence and quick and decisive decision making. The financial mind is clear. Until the 5th you spend on the children and perhaps earn from them as well. You spend on happy things. After the 5th. Money comes from work – the job etc. After the 27th there are opportunities for partnerships or joint ventures. You spend more on your social life but can earn through that as well.


Health is basically good this month but until the 22nd there is some short term stress caused by short term planets. This is not serious but overall energy could be better. Make sure to get enough rest. Enhance the health with back, knee and lower abdomen massage. Like last month the power is in your 4th house of home and family. Your career planet, Neptune, is still retrograde so it is safe to divert energy to the home, family and your emotional wellness. Career issues need time to resolve. You can’t rush things. Finance doesn’t seem a big issue this month. After the 6th, the money house is empty except for the Moon’s visit on the 11th and 12th. This I read as a good thing. You’re satisfied with things as they are and have no need to pay special attention here. We are the maximum of retrograde activity for the year this month - 60 % of the planets are retrograde from the 9th to the 12th. Before and after, 50% are retrograde. A high percentage. Yet some things are starting to move forward. On the 13th your love planet, Jupiter, starts to move forward after many months of retrograde motion. There is more clarity in love and you’re ready to move forward either in your current relationship or a new one. The sexual magnetism seems the most important factor in love - but wealth is not far behind as an allurement. You are still in a period for psychological progress until the 22nd. Good news for those of you who are involved in therapy. On the 22nd as the Sun enters your 5th house you enter party mode - a yearly personal pleasure peak.


Now that Saturn has moved back into stressful alignment and other planets (Mars all month and the Sun and Mercury after the 22nd) are joining the party, health needs more watching. You’ve been through worse over the past two years, but still this is stressful. So watch your energy levels. Schedule more massages or other natural therapies. Make sure the vertebrae in the back are in right alignment. Might be a good idea a to visit the chiropractor or osteopath if you feel under the weather. In spite of this many nice things are happening. On the 22nd as the Sun enters your 4th house the cosmos impels you to do what you most love – focus on the family and your emotional wellness. This is your strong point and the month ahead should be successful. With your career planet, Mars, going retrograde on the 9th you might as well focus on the family. Career issues need time to resolve. Retrograde activity is very strong this month – at the maximum for the year from the 9th to the 12th. Before and after this period 50% - still a very high percentage – of the planets are retrograde. Yet finances don’t seem affected. Your financial planet, the Sun never goes retrograde. Until the 22nd money is earned through good marketing, sales, PR and advertising. It is about letting others know about your product or service. After that money comes from the family and family connections. (This will actually happen before the 22nd, but it is stronger after the 22nd than before.) You’re spending on the home and family but can earn from it as well. There is strong family support – more so than usual.


With so many planets retrograde this month – the maximum for the year. From the 9th to the 12th – the pace of life slows down. You may as well enjoy yourself as nothing much is going on. Many things need time and time alone to resolve. In spite of the retrogrades, finances are moving quickly and the month ahead is prosperous. The financial doors are open. You are still in the midst of a yearly financial peak. You are focused here and by the spiritual law we get what we focus on. You seem actively involved in finance. You’re not delegating things to others – and if you do, you’re supervising them closely. You spend on yourself – your image and appearance. People see you as a money person these days. Your financial planet, Mercury is in fast forward mode. He will move through 3 signs and houses of your chart this month. So you cover a lot of territory, make quick financial decisions and have a lot of confidence. Until the 5th Mercury is in the money house – his own sign and house. Thus he is strong on your behalf. On the 5th Mercury moves into your 3rd house showing the importance of sales, marketing and PR. Good use of the media seems important. Trading – buying and selling – bring profits. On the 27th Mercury moves into Scorpio, your 4th house. This shows spending more on the home and family and perhaps earning from there as well. Your love planet, Uranus, is retrograde all month. So love is more complicated these days.


We have a lot of retrogrades this month and your love planet is among them. So, you might as well focus on yourself and your personal happiness. Others seem to lack direction, but you know what makes you happy and you should make the changes that will bring it about. You are in a strong period of personal independence. Finances seem unaffected by all the retrogrades (60% from the 9th to the 12th and 50% before and after). On the 22nd as the Sun moves into your money house you begin a yearly financial peak. The month ahead is prosperous. Your financial planet, Venus, moves into your 12th house on the 6th, bringing fabulous financial intuition. As our readers know, intuition is the short cut to wealth (and to most other things too). This is a good period to go deeper into the laws of spiritual supply and affluence. Read all you can about it and put it into practice. It’s a month for “miracle money”. Health is excellent this month. You have all the energy you need to achieve whatever you will. Only be patient – events move slowly. Your health planet is in retrograde so avoid making important changes to the health regime. There are probably job offers coming to you but study them more carefully. They might not be what you think. We still have a rare Grand Trine in the earth signs until the 22nd. This is excellent for you as earth is your natural element. It is also another good prosperity signal.


The slow pace of life, while frustrating, does have its good points.It is like a pause that refreshes. Certain doors are closed, but the spiritual doors are always open. Focus there. This is a good month to review your goals – in love, with children, in your personal creativity, intellectual life and job. See where improvements can be made. Once you’re clear on these things you can move forward when the planets start moving forward. This is a month for spiritual progress, rather than worldly progress. Your 12th house of spirituality is powerful until the 22nd. So good to read the sacred texts, to meditate more, and attend more spiritual oriented events. Let the world go for a while and go within. After the 22nd you enter one of the happiest periods of your year – a personal pleasure peak – as the Sun enters your sign. You look great. You have star quality and charisma. With Mercury also in your sign there is more glamor to the image. Good to mold the body by spiritual means – these ideas and knowledges are coming to you. Earnings are happening but slower than usual. Don’t fret about this, as this is about to change very soon. Your love planet, Mars, makes a rare retrograde on the 8th. So love can seem to go backwards instead of forward. There is someone special in your life, but now is a time for review. The area of friendships seems more enjoyable than romance. Health is reasonable, but you should rest and relax more. 4 long term planets are in stressful alignment with you. Enhance the health with foot massage and spiritual type therapies. If you feel under the weather see a spiritual type healer.


The pace of life is slow this month as many planets are retrograde, yet career seems unaffected. Venus your love planet crosses your Midheaven and enters your 10th house on the 6th. This gives a few messages. First off, it shows that love is a high priority this month. It tends to social and romantic success. It shows that your social graces are important in the career. Professional skills are important but without the social skills they won’t get you very far (not this month). Friends are succeeding and helping the career. Good to advance your career by social means – by attending or hosting the right parties and gatherings. A lot of your socializing seems career related this month. Also good to be involved with professional or trade organizations as well. After the 22nd it is good to be involved with charities or altruistic kinds of activities – this will boost the career. (They are good in their own right, but help the career as well.) Health is good this month. But with your health planet Mars going retrograde on the 8th avoid making major changes to your health regime. The same goes for job offers. These need more study. Things are not what they seem. Finances are starting to straighten out. Jupiter, your financial planet starts to move forward on the 13th after many months of retrograde motion. So there will be financial clarity. Though you are not in a cycle for marriage there are love opportunities with people involved in your career. Status and power are romantic turn ons.


The pace of life is much slower this month, but your career - which is where the action is - seems unaffected. You’re still in the midst of a yearly career peak until the 22nd, so there is success and advancement this month. The love life also seems unaffected. Your love planet, Mercury (who is also your career planet) is moving quickly this month - he is in fast mode. He moves through 3 signs and houses of your chart this month. This shows social and career confidence. You cover a lot of territory. Singles are probably dating more. The needs in love can change swiftly too. Until the 5th you are allured by status and power. Relationships of convenience are attractive. You gravitate to people who can help you careerwise and you’re probably meeting these kinds of people. From the 5th to the 27th as Mercury enters your 11th house, friendship seems important. You want a lover who can also be your friend. In fact someone you thought of as “just a friend” can become more than that. After the 27th as Mercury enters Scorpio the spiritual dimension becomes important. You seek spiritual compatibility. (The sexual magnetism is very important, but there also needs to be a spiritual connection - a spiritual harmony.) Health improves dramatically after the 22nd. In the meantime enhance the health through right diet and emotional harmony until the 6th. After the 6th give more attention to the heart. Chest massage and massage of the heart reflex and heart meridian will be good.


Health will need more attention from the 22nd onwards. Your career is very successful and the demands are great. Try to rest where possible. From the 5th to the 27th enhance the health with hip massage and massage of the kidney reflexes (and meridian). After the 27th give more attention to the colon, bladder and sexual organs. Safe sex and sexual moderation are important from the 27th onwards. The family situation seems cloudy as Mars, your family planet, goes retrograde on the 8th. Might not be a good idea to do major repairs or renovations after the 8th. Also don’t be in haste to make important family decisions. Work to get more clarity here. Saturn is temporarily back in your sign since July 2. So avoid pessimism. Work to be more warm to others. You have great aspects for management and business. But this is not so great for love. You can’t treat the beloved or friends like employees. With Jupiter in your sign you’re in a prosperous year. But right now, with your financial planet retrograde, you need more caution in finances. Make sure to do your homework when making important purchases or investments. Venus, leaves your 7th house of love on the 6th. From then on the 7th house is basically empty. So love is not a big deal right now. It will tend to be status quo. The New Moon of the 17th is basically a “Super New Moon” - more powerful than the average. This should be a good social day.


Health and energy are good and getting better every day. You have plenty of energy to achieve whatever you will. High energy makes all kinds of things possible. Things that you thought were out of reach are now “reachable”. Love still seems happy. Although you’re yearly love and social peak ended last month, Venus moves into your 7th house on the 6th. This brings romantic opportunity for singles. Love is more erotic this month. The sexual magnetism seems all important. If you are already in relationship, the current love is having a very solid financial month. Venus in your 7th house shows more socializing at home and with the family. Family and family connections are playing a role in love - perhaps by playing cupid. An old flame can come back into the picture. Sometimes its not the actual old flame, but someone who has the similar character traits. After the 22nd your love planet moves into your 9th house. This would show an allurement with foreigners and highly educated and refined types of people. The sexual magnetism is less important. You want someone you can learn from and look up to. Existing relationships can be enhanced with foreign travel. Finances are better after the 22nd than before, but still with Neptune retrograde you need more caution. Things happen slowly. The month ahead is spiritual and philosophical. It is a time for spiritual and philosophical breakthroughs. College students seem focused on their studied and should do well. (Romantic meetings happen at school as well.)


Your financial planet, Mars, makes a rare retrograde from the 8th onwards (this only happens once ever two years). So try to wrap up important purchases or investments before the 8th. After that review the finances and see where improvements can be made. Spend more time attaining to financial clarity. Mars is not only retrograde but also receives stressful aspects. Finances are challenging this month - especially from the 22nd onwards. Avoid speculations and excessive risk taking (you are prone to this these days). Earnings will come but with a lot more work involved. Health is good overall, but needs more watching until the 22nd. As always make sure to get enough rest. Health will improve dramatically from the 22nd onwards as the short term planets move away from their stressful aspects with you. The heart is always important for you healthwise, but with Venus in your 6th house from the 6th onwards, give more attention to the hips and kidneys. Love is the main headline this month. You are still in the midst of a yearly love and social peak until the 22nd. So there is more socializing in general. Singles have ample romantic opportunities, but this is not the problem. You are not sure what you want. Neptune, the Lord of your Horoscope, is retrograde. Also you seem more fickle in love. Your needs and tastes shift quickly. This can be bewildering to others (and perhaps to yourself as well). Mercury is moving very fast this month. Until the 5th (and even afterwards) therapists and people involved in your health are alluring. After the 5th the sexual magnetism seems the most important thing.