Aug - 22nd Sep
It was 8 weeks ago to the day that Mercury returned for what should have been a 2 week visit to your work sector, with his retrograde phase not only keeping him here all this time, but allowed him to dodge what every other planet moving through couldn't, an opposition with Jupiter. However, this was always inevitable and as Mercury faces off with the largest planet in the solar system, who is on a mission to get you to slow down and pace yourself, you're forced to work smarter in order to avoid work tension.
When Mercury and Jupiter moved into opposition over the last few days it was not just a series of oppositions for the planets moving through your work sector, it was the last. Yet before you can celebrate having crossed the final hurdle today's lunar vibes want to bring the message home. Jupiter, moving through an intuitive and imaginative part of your chart is due to return to your sign in August to begin a brand new Jupiter cycle of expansion, one that is set to open major new doors, but he requires time to hear yourself think.
Just as you reach an important weekend for friendship and relationship building and for social matters in general, there's likely to be pressure if you try and push yourself too far. A standoff between Mercury and Jupiter is a standoff between forces that want you to keep busy and those that want you to take time off over the weekend to unwind. It's not that one is wrong or the other is right and more that they're both right and it's a decrease in tension that will not only indicate that you've found the right balance, but is something you're able to learn a lesson from.