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Hallelujah, Mercury retrograde is over! And this week is all about forward movement, says rockstar astrologer Jennifer Racioppi.  Here’s her guide to making the most of these massively auspicious cosmic forces—no matter what your sun sign is. 

Monday, August 20

Today is a great time to move your body, since the moon is waxing gibbous in Sagittarius, a fire sign, and trining the sun (also in a fire sign). Mercury, the planet of communication, stationed direct yesterday, signifying that soon connection will be back to regular speed. (Mercury travels in its shadow until September 2. So continue to stay patient with correspondences until then.) However, when it comes to exercise, take advantage of the cosmic fire. Think high-intensity interval training, a sweaty vinyasa class, or a spin session with your favorite instructor. Let your fitness practice support you to burn through your frustrations and stress. It’s a high-vibe day. Use it to your advantage.

Tuesday, August 21

You may wake up feeling like a boss. If so, embrace it! The moon moved into Capricorn in the wee hours of the morning, Eastern time, conjoining Saturn. Where does your life require action? Take a step back and assess, then get to work.

Today’s a “join me or get out of my way” sort of day. So, be clear and go after what your vision is.

With Sunday’s full moon in Pisces soon to arrive, capitalize on the rhythm of growth and aim toward your goals. In the deepest place within, you know what you want. Today’s a “join me or get out of my way” sort of day. So, be clear and go after what your vision is.

Wednesday, August 22

Yesterday’s Capricorn moon vibes dominate today. With the moon meeting up with powerhouse Pluto, today’s cosmic influence continues to feel stern and to the point. Thank god. Assert your boundaries where necessary and stay focused on your dreams. Remember some of the most strong commitments you may make in this lifetime will require years to come to fruition, possibly even decades. If you feel discouraged to acknowledge it, then get back to work. Greatness comes from rigor and discipline. Stick with it. Don’t give up. Let the waxing moon in Capricorn ground you. Stay focused on your desired outcome. If you need inspiration, visit Angela Duckworth’s book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance.

Thursday, August 23

So long, Leo. Hello, Virgo! With the Sun’s ingress into purity-driven Virgo today, the summer vibes shift from a free-spirited fire into the organized earth. Virgo, one of the most health-conscious signs of the zodiac, amplifies the emphasis on wellness. With the sun in this sign until the equinox, set yourself up for success. Now’s the time to start to thinking about letting go of the habit of indulgences that accompany summer. You know, the extra glass of rosé, or that evening walk to the ice cream shop. With the days becoming shorter and the nights longer, now’s the time to think about how you want to shift your self-care practices. How can you adjust your diet, sleep patterns, and exercise routine? What needs to change?

Friday, August 24

Manifestation Friday! Embrace the power of a Grand Trine in Earth. This auspicious and grounded combination unleashes an incredible potential to manifest your desires. With the Virgo sun in an applying trine to Saturn, the planet of discipline and structure, as well as Uranus, who represents radical change, the cosmos supports you today.

An auspicious and grounded combination unleashes an incredible potential to manifest your desires. The cosmos supports you today.

Capitalize on this—and strategize your desires. When it comes to wellness, local, organic, blood-sugar balanced meals go a long way. On the fitness front, long outdoor walks (especially if in nature) provide healing.

Saturday, August 25

Yesterday’s Grand Trine in Earth perfects today. Translation: The universe has your back. With the Pisces full moon on the horizon (it officially happens at 7:56 a.m. Eastern tomorrow morning, but you will feel it tonight, for sure), magic abounds. What are you creating? What do you desire? And how can you embrace change to accommodate the shifting astrological tides? Give yourself space to meditate deeply. Stay present with emotions, feelings, and sensations in the body. Today offers you ample support to ask for what you need. Even with Venus squaring Pluto (which may activate shadow tendencies), lean into possibility and potential. If everything goes as well as it possibly could, what would you create? What would change? How would you feel and be different? Then set your crystals out under the moonlight tonight and let them charge!

Sunday, August 26

Set your altar and plan to conjure magic. The full moon offers massive support, helping you to create with ease. The Pisces full moon perfects at 7:56 a.m. Eastern, meaning that the morning provides an intense moment for spiritual practice. Wake up with a pen beside you and the opportunity to write. What did you dream? Write it down. This full moon occurs in Pisces, a sign known to bring forth spiritual knowledge, so it may amplify your psychic powers.

Set your altar and plan to conjure magic. The full moon offers massive support, helping you to create with ease.

Then do a mini full-moon ritual. With the sun in Virgo trining both Uranus and Saturn, this full moon emphasizes practical magic. Tune into the knowledge and wisdom coming forth. Further, as you lean into both love and light, hold space for darkness, too. Venus in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn asking you to pay attention to what needs healing also. How can you better honor your values? Movement goals? Prioritize yoga. A slow flow vinyasa class offers space to move with your breath and open your heart. Bonus points: Get a massage, too!

Jennifer Racioppi is the creator of Lunar Logic—a philosophy that integrates the deep wisdom of both science and spirituality, and blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women’s health—to coach high-achieving female entrepreneurs to reach their next level of success. 

Want to catch up on her latest advice? Here’s what she had to say about last week.

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