As we enter a new month, the slate is wiped clean and there are endless possibilities for growth. But the fear of the unknown can be scary; we say, leave it to the stars. Here’s your September Horoscope, so you can see what’s in store for your relationships, career, and emotions in the month ahead.
Virgo, Aug 24 – Sep 23
With September’s astral emphasis in your service-oriented sign for the annual Virgo birthday circuit, this is your time to receive, to let others give back to you for all you do. Expect some wonderful peak moments when the mid-month trio of sun, new moon and your patron planet Mercury moving forward again are all delightfully aligned in your sign. When these celestial gears mesh, this year’s cosmic winds lift the life of Virgos into a fresh cycle, and beautifier Venus advocates a style makeover to suit the new spring you.
Libra, Sep 24 – Oct 23
This month’s planetary swings and roundabouts see Venus and Mercury back in action while Jupiter heads into hibernation. Savvy ScaleBalancers will have learnt by now that leaning into challenges instead of resisting is the trick to making them rewarding rather than exasperating. Now that last month’s dramas are on the wane, could settling for slightly less actually be easier, smarter and more ethical? With feel-good Venus back in control of the last half of September, spring equinox arrives with a welcome balance of light and dark, business and pleasure, beauty and quality.
Scorpio, Oct 24 – Nov 22
According to famous Scorpio writer Margaret Atwood, beginnings are always more fun than endings, but true connoisseurs favour the stretch in between, since that’s the hardest to navigate. September’s energetics suggest keeping an open mind to opinions that are different from your own, and – while perhaps not easy – to change your stance if that’s indicated. Scorpio is a water sign, and water always goes where it wants. Water can slowly wear away a stone, and humans are more than half water – so if there’s no way through an obstacle this month, go around it, like water.
Sagittarius, Nov 23 – Dec 21
Time for a life edit? Then the month of September is your friend, as Jupiter slips into its annual retrograde to establish what’s most important to you – like integrity, reliability and commitment – and help you set up smarter systems, realistic budgets and practical timelines. But be warned: The Universal Critic is active, and since people don’t usually do their best after being criticised, aim for clear but kind communication. Then set all that hard work aside when September’s end-of-month full moon issues its invitation to let your hair down. Go wild, and howl, if you must.
Capricorn, Dec 22 – Jan 20
Are you spreading yourself too thin instead of delegating to those around you? September advises that trying to do it all solo is counterproductive, so if work commitments are elevating your stress levels, make the necessary adjustments. Rather than pushing to get just one more thing done, log out of work and into yoga, meditation, the gym, a walk, or nothing at all. While this is a major taking-care-of-business transit, an important part of that business is taking care of yourself, so if the end-of-month full moon raises the competitive stakes for you at work or otherwise, call on your team for support.
Aquarius, Jan 21 – Feb 19
While the Aquarian perspective tends to be focused on the bigger picture, this month should be about focusing on details. During September little things mean a lot, and attention to the small stuff has the potential to pay off big time. As your personal planet guide Uranus heading into a backspin accompanies disruptions to supplies and finances in our changing world, Uranus encourages you to align your ideas and attitudes into sync with emerging realities. Your most useful spring mantra comes via Aquarian author Alice Walker: “‘Thank you’ is the best prayer. I say that one a lot.”
Pisces, Feb 20 – Mar 20
Are things feeling a bit chaotic? Then you’re in luck this month, because Mercury’s extended visit to its efficient home sign loves nothing more than bringing order and organisation to sorting basics, cleaning up clutter and cutting superfluous expenses. No need for life to get struggle-filled and ugly taking care of absolutely everything when you could accept a little help from your friends. Don’t hesitate to ask for support, because you’ll find September’s citizens inclined to be kind and helpful, when they’re not giving lectures on exercise, ethics, etiquette and enzymes.
Aries, Mar 21 – Apr 21
Jupiter retrograde in your financial sector this September recommends taking a look at how efficiently you’re using your current resources, and checking any habits that may be leaking money. Chiron retrograde in your sign suggests that your own inner guidance is likely to be your best medicine this month rather than relying on outside advice. As Mars relaxes into more entertaining options, the lone wolf persona may seem less appealing than teaming up, especially with this year’s flaming Aries full moon on September 29 illuminating your versatile skill sets.
Taurus, Apr 22 – May 21
Uranus and Jupiter, both retrograde in Taurus this month, can derail carefully laid plans and turn basic requests into a battle of wills. So should someone turn down an offer or idea you extend, don’t take it personally or waste time trying to change their minds. The good news? Venus, your celestial guide, lights up in early September, followed by a mid-month planetary acceleration when Mercury takes his foot off the brake. All up, this pragmatic month’s signature blend of sensible and sensual actually suits your earthy sign right down to the ground.
Gemini, May 22 – Jun 22
With your personal planet Mercury in the sign of perfectionists, near enough just won’t be good enough this month. The name of game is precision and taking care of the details – it will be your best strategy for success. For the first half of September, resist rushing to assumptions or making hasty decisions because opinions – yours included – might pivot after mid-month when more information surfaces and Mercury heading back on track clarifies miscommunication mayhem which may have occurred. If plans need to alter radically, remember that changing your mind has always been a Gemini superpower.
Cancer, Jun 23 – Jul 23
While the Crab clan hate throwing anything away, the zodiac’s decluttering month is here to assist this year’s spring clean on all levels: wardrobe, relationships, habits and accumulations of stuff past their use-by date. By mid-September the combination of sun, Mercury, Mars and new moon could have you downsizing closets, making charity drops, revising your budget and researching new routines to feed your body healthy fuel. The full moon on September 29 invites you to celebrate what you love about your life, and if that means breaking out your wild child, just do it.
Leo, Jul 24 – Aug 23
With September’s astral energetics in the sign of service, it’s worth considering that the wish to help others always begins in your own home. Our own experience is all we have to share, much of which comes from the humbling recognition of our frequent inability to measure up to our own personal standards, which enables us to empathise with other people’s difficulties and mistakes. While feisty Mars might arc up at critical feedback this month, charming Venus – currently gracing your sign – could soothe your initial reactions into more palatable and diplomatic responses.