15 AUGUST 2017, TAURUS
Mercury has just gone Retro in Virgo plus there’s a 3rd Quarter Moon in Taurus, both Earth zodiac signs. Is there anything in your life needing sorting? Taurus helps with practical solutions to any missing pieces revealed by Mercury Retro in Virgo. Do you need to back up your devices? Assess your budget? It’s a week of mini-renovations and preparations before the Leo Eclipse in a week’s time. If you take small practical steps each day, you could achieve a lot this week.
In some people’s astrology, eclipses pass by as if nothing has happened. In other people’s, it’s as if a promotion is offered and you need to instantly accelerate to rise to the opportunity, or as if you discover a leak in your plumbing. This is the time to look for early warning signs as prevention is often better than cure. If you have a stack of dry grass around your house and it’s bushfire season, you’d clear the dry grass. If you know rains are coming and you want the bounty of your own home water supply, you’d buy a water tank.
Mercury Retro in Virgo gives us some clues this week about support reserves so that when you need to fly you have the backing to spend quickly or when you need help for a sudden repair you have the funds. This Taurus 3rd Quarter Moon reminds us that life can be like a Monopoly board. We all want to Pass Go and Collect $200 each time we reach that part of the board. Eclipses are like landing on a Monopoly checkpoint. Mercury will be Retro at the same time as the Total Solar Eclipse on 22 August. If you discover anything a bit ‘retro’ or ‘backward’ in your life this week, a change now could help with that checkpoint.