Welcome to the last week of Cancer Season, and the last full week before Mercury goes retrograde. You probably have felt submerged in your feelings these past 3 weeks, due to the Sun being in your fellow Water Sign of Cancer. Plus, Jupiter going direct last week and the New Moon Eclipse in Cancer also heightened your emotional sensations — for better or for worse. This week, do your best to use your heightened sensitivity in a productive way. If you don’t push away the feelings that you feel, you can learn a lot from them. They’re a guiding tool, trying to direct you towards what you really want, and also letting you know what you don’t want. This is a great week for letting your intuition lead the way when it comes to decision-making. Think with your heart, not only your head, Scorpio. Do what feels right, rather than what you think the most logical or rational decision may be.
A key planetary alignment that takes place this week is Uranus, Planet of Surprise, making an alignment to Chiron, the Wounded Healer. This means that you may find yourself getting to the root of a recurring emotional wound, and finally being able to take the steps necessary to heal it. This may date all the way back to something that happened when you were younger or in a past relationship. Retrograde season has been bringing some of those painful experiences or uncomfortable life situations to the forefront of your life, and while it may feel a bit overwhelming or frustrating to constantly feel like you’re working on your evolution, know that it’s all temporary, and the more courageous you are, the more quickly you will heal. This is a powerful week for journaling and being honest about inner blockages that may have been hard to overcome. Be honest about habits that are crutches that you hold on to as a way to numb the pain. Be honest about people that you keep around even though you know you should let them go.
Also be sure to take the time to write down your New Moon Intentions, Scorpio. Last week’s eclipse supercharged the New Moon energy, making it 10x more powerful than typical New Moons. That may also be why you felt all the feels at a stronger rate than usual. So instead of being complacent, allow yourself to visualize, to dream, and most importantly, to take the initiative this week. From Tuesday – Friday, the energy of the Libra Moon will help you have a more balanced, harmonious and open-minded mindset when it comes to navigating your ideal career or romantic path. You won’t be as fixed or rigid, and this will free you and open you up to new possibilities in your love and professional life. Most importantly, try not to deny the fantasies and goals that you conjure up. Avoid thinking they’re unrealistic or feeling bad for having certain desires… You’re obviously thinking of these things for a reason, and the more you try to suppress certain thoughts, the stronger they become. Just become an observer of your thoughts, and let them come and go as they please…
On Friday the 20th, Mars retrograde in Aquarius makes an opposition to the North Node, which symbolizes your future destiny, which is currently in Leo. This means that you may find yourself facing many options in your career. Perhaps a part of you may feel like making a major career change, but another may not be certain of when to do it, or if you should do it all. If you’ve been holding on to something that brings you financial security, but doesn’t fulfill you, this is the week where you may start looking into alternative options. Just avoid making impulsive decisions, especially since we’re in the pre-shadow period of Mercury Retrograde. Take the time to do your research and feel good about whatever new path you choose to take. And also know that none of your decisions have to be absolutely final. Give yourself permission to change your mind. But if you feel like it’s time to make a change, don’t talk yourself out of it, Scorpio. Use the momentum of Jupiter direct + Mercury not being retrograde yet to make major power moves this week. Make a list and check things off with ease. You’ll feel great about your progress and proud of your determination.
Romantically, Venus in Virgo’s energy is making you a bit of a perfectionist in your relationships. You may be prone to overthinking or overanalyzing every text, phone call, innuendo, or body language that someone makes. You’ll have to work on being more chill and less on edge, Scorpio. Sometimes your intuition may be telling you something, and sometimes you may just be a control freak. Train yourself to know the difference. The best thing you can do this week instead of pointing the finger at someone else’s faults, is look in the mirror and making sure that you are being the type of lover that you’d like to have. That way you can use the New Moon energy to magnetically attract the type of love you want. Also remember that perfection is an illusion, so avoid setting unrealistic standards on your partnerships, because that will only lead to disappointment. Once Leo Season begins this Sunday, you’ll lighten up considerably and feel more confident in matters of the heart.
To find out more about what the key themes for this week are, be sure to watch episode 2 of my vlog! The first part is all about my adventures settling into our new home in West Africa, and the last portion of the vlog includes your weekly astrology forecast. Thank you so much for all the love we’ve received so far! Enjoy this week’s vlog below and be sure to subscribe! Have a beautiful week 🙂
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