Horoscopes for August 31st to September 7th


Painting by George Jules Victor Clarin


Mercury (information and communication) enters Libra on September 2nd. Libra is the sign of relationships and balance, so all exchanges of information will emphasize negotiation and compromise, as well as old fashioned politeness. The social game becomes important, although everyone may not want to play. On the 5th and 6th, Mercury forms a doubtful inconjunct to Neptune Rx in Pisces, briefly clouding words and ideas with misunderstandings/illusions. If you have important negotiations on these days, use caution. On September 5th, Venus enters Virgo, putting love, money and values under the exacting light of perfectionism. What’s good enough will no longer suffice. Now, it will be about what or who fits exactly, and how to make something that’s ok, exceptional. Virgo is also the sign of service, and Venus can express love/affection here via practical assistance. This is not a glam position for Venus, but it’s where she proves her worth.

Also of note, Mercury and Venus will be in mutual reception. Libra is a Venus-ruled sign, and Virgo is a Mercury-ruled sign. Although they will not be aspecting each other, Mercury and Venus will be “talking” via their mutual understanding. This Virgo/Libra blend will hi-light strategic partnerships, appropriate interactions and mutual assistance. You’ll get the most from this energy if you explore what you can do for others. In return, you may receive something exceptional. Mercury will be in Libra until September 27th, and Venus will be in Virgo until September 29th.


Mercury enters your partnership sector, encouraging you and another to talk it out. This energy is excellent for debate or finding a middle ground. Also good for business contracts/negotiations. Use caution on the 5th and 6th, when an overlooked piece of intel, a secret or misunderstanding can create glitches in the flow of communication. Venus’ move into your sector of routine can help smooth relationships with co-workers or medical professionals, or help you find the perfect solution to a niggling problem. This influence is also excellent for upgrading a beauty routine or getting serious about improvements that can boost your self-esteem. Some of you may find that what you want takes a backseat to your obligations, but you can get the most out of this if you accept what you have to do, rather than what you want to do.

  • Communication is emphasized: all partnerships (business and romantic)
  • Be receptive: co-worker relationships, duties/obligations, health/beauty upgrades, daily routines, medical diagnoses


Mercury in your sector of routine urges you to seek second opinions (on work or health matters) or explore both sides of a routine issue. The flow of information with co-workers/suppliers/medical personnel/service professionals will increase, and you’ll find it easier to get what you need if you blend a bit of sugar with your words. On the 5th and 6th, watch for misleading information from others, or looking too far ahead before you complete the task at hand. Focus on what’s in front of you. Venus (your ruler) moves into your sector of self-expression, boosting your creativity, powers of attraction or desire to kick back and enjoy the last weeks of summer. Light flirtations are a possibility as well. Venus in Virgo blends well with your sign; you’ll know what is exactly right for you, even if that just means a specific way to relax.

  • Communication is emphasized: co-workers, medical diagnoses, daily routine, problems/solutions, obligations, daily work
  • Be receptive: creative projects, new romance, celebrations, children/pregnancy


Mercury (your ruler) enters your sector of self-expression, helping you put words to what you desire. Attention, creativity and new romance can be boosted by utilizing your wit and powers of persuasion. You’ll have a ready audience for what you have to say, but on the 5th and 6th, watch out for confusing messages from those in authority, or a misread of the the bigger picture. A social disconnect can put a small dent in your reputation, so tread carefully. Venus’ move into your domestic sector can increase your desire (or a partner’s desire) to make small, finicky improvements around the home or focus on time with family members/someone special. Family relationships in general should improve if you’re open to correcting certain issues.

  • Communication is emphasized: creative projects, performance, new romance, children/pregnancy, celebrations
  • Be receptive: domestic issues, home improvements, nesting, family relations


Mercury enters your domestic sector, hi-lighting family negotiations or documents involving mortgages/rentals/home businesses. Excellent for talking it out with those closest to you, but on the 5th and 6th, watch for inflated ideals/hopes to blur the issue. Be wary of projected ideas, especially involving relocation. Venus’ move into your communication sector should make it easier to say/write exactly what you want, but in a manner that’s gracious and well received. Think strategic charm and cultivating allies. Too, you could be the recipient of good news, helpful information or solutions.

  • Communication is emphasized: home, family, homes business, mortgage/rental agreements
  • Be receptive: emails, phone calls, conversations, sibling relationships


Mercury enters your communication sector, increasing the flow of information/discussions while asking for your social finesse. The balancing act may be tough to achieve, but you’ll get maximum mileage from some carefully placed words and compliments. Negotiations and legal documents are strongly emphasized. On the 5th and 6th, you can be briefly thrown off balance as financial or emotional issues cloud your judgement. The projection of subconscious issues is a risk, so look underneath what’s being said. Venus’ move into your sector of personal resources puts a finer point on what you need, whether this involves a wage increase or more appreciation from your partner. Venus in Virgo can hi-light what’s missing in love and money, but she also presents solutions; small, practical improvements can have maximum impact.

  • Communication is emphasized: emails, phone calls, discussion, introductions, sibling issues, negotiation/mediation/compromise
  • Be receptive: earned money, self-esteem, values, emotional security


Mercury (your ruler) enters your sector of personal resources, suggesting increased bargaining around money and emotional needs. What you value, what you’re worth and what you need may become important topics of conversation, and there should be opportunities to work out a compromise. Excellent for salary negotiations. On the 5th and 6th, watch for fears, fantasies or paranoia (in relationships) to temporarily derail your sense of logic. As Venus enters your sign, you’ll find it easier and more productive to simply be you. This influence can boost your self-care and self-esteem, which can in turn attract favourable situations and people. Practice self-nurturing, rather than self-punishment that masquerades as self-improvement.

  • Communication is emphasized: earned money, self-esteem, values, security
  • Be receptive: make the most of what you have, public identity, physical appearance


Mercury enters your sign, helping you piece it together, connect to others or find a workable solution. Mercury can also increase the volume of quick meetings and introductions. On the 5th and 6th,  there can be doubt or confusion related to how much you should do for another. Work and health issues can also temporarily throw you off track with unclear diagnoses or tasks. Venus (your ruler)  moves into your hidden sector, asking you to pull back and consider what’s not obvious. There may be potential in an overlooked or ignored situation. Alternatively, you may feel like pulling back for rest or healing, especially if you’re feeling battered by a romantic encounter.

  • Communication is emphasized: public identity, meetings, introductions, daily socialization, all relationships
  • Be receptive: secrets, dreams, hints, healing, meditation, quiet time


Mercury enters your hidden sector, opening up creative ideas and intuition, as well as your awareness of what’s written between the lines. On the 5th and 6th, watch for a dreamy flirtation or inflated hopes around something that may not materialize. Venus’ move into your social sector enhances all social interactions while helping you weed out the people/situations that don’t quite feel right. You can attract people whom you fit with, or connect with a group that meets a specific need. If you need assistance or you’re searching for someone with a specific skill, now is the time to ask.

  • Communication is emphasized: secrets, creativity, hints, gut feelings, rumours, fantasies
  • Be receptive: friends, groups, social events, public resources, assistance from others


Mercury enters your social sector, increasing your contacts with friends, acquaintances and groups. This energy supports light, social interactions, public speaking or delivering your message to an audience. Theacceptable thing to say will be hi-lighted, so this isn’t the time to stir the pot with your bold observations. On the 5th and 6th, the issue may get confused with thoughts/impressions that seem accurate, but are actually leftover from the past. Venus’ move into your career sector brings the theme of appropriate relationships to your work and future goals. Now is the time to align yourself with those that can help (or for you to help someone that can make things easier for you), keeping in mind that Virgo’s energy demands precision and strategy. Any service provided will have a purpose that furthers your future goals.

  • Communication is emphasized: friends, groups, the public, public events
  • Be receptive; career, public status, success, management/authority


Mercury enters your career sector, hi-lighting carefully balanced interactions with management or potential employers. The give and take of information will increase, and your awareness of the social game will be immensely helpful. On the 5th and 6th, communications  can be temporarily bogged down with misunderstandings, overlooked details or wishful thinking. Double-check all messages on these days. Venus’ moves into your sector or opportunities suggests positive potential lies in unexplored areas. Venus makes a positive connection to your sign here, suggesting that targeting something new can be beneficial. Pick one area that seems intriguing and go for it. Trip planning should go especially well.

  • Communication is emphasized: career, future goals, public status, management, job search, interviews
  • Be receptive: long-distance travel, long-distance romance, education, legal matters, publishing


Mercury enters your opportunities sector, opening up new ideas/possibilities/adventures. Now is the time to check out various options that seem intriguing, or initiate a conversation with someone who can mentor you. On the 5th and 6th, you can be briefly distracted by financial doubts or emotional insecurities. Venus’ move into your sector of shared resources promises deepening intimacy or improved financial prospects, as long as you’re willing to look closely at difficult areas and improve them.

  • Communication is emphasized: long-distance travel, long-distance contacts, education, publishing, legal matters
  • Be receptive: debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances, physical/emotional intimacy


Mercury’s move into your sector of shared resources points to financial or emotional negotiations. You may have what someone wants, or vice versa. It’s all about finding that balance, because neither of you have complete control. Financial documents/contracts are emphasized. On the 5th and 6th, Mercury’s inconjunct to Neptune Rx in your sign can temporarily throw you off your game; be careful that your dreams/ideals don’t interfere with the reality of the situation. It will be easy to say “Yes” and forget about your boundaries. Venus’ move into your relationship sector makes partnership easier. Harmony and the ability to put ego aside is hi-lighted. Keep your eyes open for the quiet suitor, or subtle expressions of attraction.

  • Communication is emphasized: debts, taxes, loans, your partner’s finances, physical/emotional intimacy, financial contracts
  • Be receptive: all partnerships (business and romantic)