August 7 through August 13, 2017
Hang on to your hats! The week begins with an Aquarius full Moon/lunar eclipse, and though all full Moons generate a time of release, this eclipse in particular will alert us that it’s time to prepare for change. Now is the time to wrap up projects, finish or eliminate things that are holding us back or keeping us stuck. This is no time to start something new, make commitments or sign contracts, especially with Mercury slowing down to go retrograde on Saturday. The usual Mercury retrograde rules apply here: back up your computer, expect electrical glitches and refrain from venturing into new arenas. On an up note, this retrograde is good for reflection, revision and internal balancing, where our main focus should be on ourselves. So start the week by making a list of all the things you just haven’t had the time or courage to get to, and let’s get busy! We have two weeks to complete things before the second eclipse comes in on August 21, at which point we’ll be reading to set out on a new path and direction for the next six months.