LABOR DAY IS THE INDUSTRIOUS VIRGO HOLIDAY, a chance to honor workers around the globe and our own work by taking a break before the summer is over. For one long weekend we can labor at our life versus our work, rest, recuperate, have a last-minute adventure, and concentrate on personal projects.
On many Labor Day weekends we just want to kick back and relax, but creative discontent creeps in this year. We may feel a desire to build or make things, to notice what needs fixing in our culture or on our front porch as the sun trines contemplative Pluto. Over the week ahead, we need to get over some recent disappointment or release an old dream so we can give room for new imagination and really engage the work before us. As Venus turns direct on Sunday, some old emotional gestalts shift within us and we can choose to let them go.
As we return to work, we need to be our own best audience. People don’t mean to be self-centered, and can be very caring, but may be so wrapped up in their own stories that they forget to give the positive feedback we need while Venus and Mars are in Leo. We need to be able to give ourselves applause.
By the end of the week we may wonder if we’re doing enough as thoughtful Mercury squares depressing Pluto, and know we’d better take action. We need to get our fall work outlined quickly over the next two weeks and then do what we said we were going to do as Mercury retrogrades between Sept. 18 and Oct. 10.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 4: A mobile Gemini moon leaves us restless to get on with an adventure or a new chapter in our lives. Communication flows; make interruptions an opportunity to build cooperation. Tonight, leave realism behind and drift in the moonlight. Don’t ask for consistency; do ask for conversation.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 5: Even with a generally talkative, anxious vibe we can sort through problems with ease once we agree on the goal. Humor and good priorities help us. Tonight, change the scene and engage in fresh conversation.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 6: Let it go. Stick to what really matters underneath as the moon enters emotional Cancer. Watch a tendency to get cluttered or defensive, or to let past memories clog up the moment. Come back to what supports love, heart, and a healthy home base.
MONDAY, SEPT. 7: A feeling of urgency can nibble away at our peaceful day off with its growing to-do list. Engage successful short-term homeimprovement projects; physical activity helps our moods, as do familiar foods and a clear, achievable goal.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 8: Work on creating healthy personal routines to continue throughout fall. Then launch into work that furthers ambitions. Be patient, as anxiety can come across as pushiness; stay on track.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9: With a moody, haunted vibe, it’s a day of sociable extroversion over introspective concern, with low impulse control. Reach out to lonely people.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 10: It’s so important for us to express ourselves that we can tell ourselves melodramatic stories and have trouble hearing one another. Look for pragmatic inspiration this morning and be willing to take action this afternoon. We build support easily by sharing a path to success. ◀