WEEK OF September 21 – 2 7, 2020
If you barely took a break over the past month, the universe may force you off the professional parkway and dangle some enjoyable social distractions over the coming four weeks. On Tuesday, September 22, the beaming Sun exits your career zone and takes a hard left into people-loving Libra and your community-focused eleventh house until October 22. Plan to drop the power suit off at the cleaners and do a serious costume change, like into a bathing suit (for one last late-summer hurrah) or a comfy caftan if you’re planning to entertain at home. This is kickoff week for your social high season. Come out from inside your WFH space, back up your files to the cloud and give those cobwebby social-butterfly wings some test-flapping. This is a perfect time to reconnect with friends you didn’t have weekly Zoom calls (or dance parties) with and to get to know budding homies on a more intimate level. To whatever degree feels safe, plan some socially distanced weekend outings and maybe some road trips. Think fruit-picking, antiquing, wine-tasting, romantic overnights. The eleventh house also rules technology, so it’s worth your while to pick up some new skills, upgrading software as needed and updating your social media pics and profiles. And since you may not be able to fully downshift from your go-go work month, when you do socialize, remember that every encounter is a potential industry-networking event, so keep your business card handy and have that elevator pitch rehearsed and ready to unleash!
But just as your social high season gets underway, cosmic communicator Mercury plunks down into Scorpio and your twelfth house of introspection, relaxation and mystical inspiration. While part of you will still be RSVP-ing yes to copious invites, another side can’t wait to create the perfect nest on your couch or bed. And really fluff up those pillows: The winged messenger planet will be in residence for an extended period—through December 1 (thanks to a retrograde from October 13 to November 3 that includes a brief foray back into Libra from October 27 to November 10). With this subterranean sector activated, visionary ideas may come to you in dreamtime. Prime the pump by committing to a morning yoga or meditation practice, recording your dreams and regularly communing with your journal, keyboard or sketchpad. You’ll want to be ready to do something with the most promising of the lot once Mercury beams into Sagittarius on December 1. This is a rich time for spiritual or inner-process work—especially during the retrograde, when the mental planet in reverse can facilitate “big dig” efforts. You tend to keep a lot in your head, Archer, so get in the practice of expressing what you’re mulling or capturing it on paper or digitally. As you get good at separating that barrage of thoughts from your true self, deciding which to act upon and what to release will become second nature.
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