Monday, August 27, 2018

September 2018 Horoscope




After the last few months of crazy retrograde planetary energy, it's nice to see the energies shifting as we welcome September and the coming Autumn Equinox.

We start things off with Mercury, the planet of communication, mental thought processes and short distance travel entering its own sign of Virgo on September 5th. Because Mercury rules Virgo and is exalted in this sign, its energies are at its best here. We can expect shrewd thinking, careful analysis and more precise communication with this energy. It is very work orientated energy so if you have any tasks that require a lot of mental focus, now is the time to work on them.

One warning with this energy is that we tend to find faults more easily and therefore run the risk of insulting and criticizing ourselves and others because of this extra keen ability to notice all the details. Mercury in Virgo energy is challenged to use tact and find the best way of communicating without stopping production because of misunderstandings due to unnecessary criticism. Be discerning but also pull in the polarity of Virgo - which is Pisces’ compassion and empathy - to help balance it. This will help you gain more ground in your communication with others during this time. Mercury is only here for a short time as it will enter Libra on the 21st.

September 6th sees the energies of Saturn once again turn direct. This planet has been retrograde for the past few months, ever since April 17th in the sign it rules, Capricorn and it hasn’t been an especially easy transit! Many have been dealing with the karma coming up which needed to be cleared and this can often lead to some personal dilemmas as well as relationship blowouts.

Also, negative thinking and depression is a common occurrence whenever Saturn is involved, so if you’ve been feeling rather blue, things should be looking better now. We must keep in mind that Saturn is also our great teacher, providing us with opportunities for growth. As Saturn turns direct, the pressure is lifted and if we were good little students, we will have learned much over this retrograde period. Saturn challenges us to gain wisdom through our trails, but like Nietzsche said “That which does not kill us, makes us stronger.”

Venus, the planet of love, money, possessions and pleasure enters the sexy and steamy sign of Scorpio on the 9th. Venus is about relationships, Scorpio is about passion and deep meaning. This means we will crave more meaningful and intense experiences when relating with others.  With this energy, we are not concerned with superficial or base level relationships, we are looking for more intimacy, depth and opportunities to merge with our partners.

Be mindful of playing mind games with others either to exert or give up your personal power as the darker side of Scorpio can sometimes get nasty. Stay grounded by applying the polarity of Scorpio’s opposite - Taurus’s ability to think deliberately and act practically - to your impulse to dive too deeply into the power struggle game.

Money is also ruled by Venus so when Scorpio gets involved, we can see issues concerning shared assets come into play. It is a good time for devising a family budget, so long as you and your partner are working fairly and with common goals. Subtle issues in this department will become more apparent while Venus is here so if you are not in harmony about these shared assets, there may be some bumps to smooth out.

September 9th also sees the energy of the New Moon in Virgo. This is a good time for making plans, analyzing data, setting goals and getting organized. Just be mindful of being too critical of yourself and others! Set your intentions for this New Moon phase (from now until the Full Moon on the 24th) to focus on the area in your chart which Virgo rules. This transit occurs at 17 degrees Virgo. You can get a free birth chart from www.astro.com to see which house Virgo rules in your chart.

On September 10th Mars, the planet of energy, action and desire goes through the cerebral sign of Aquarius for the second time this year. It was retrograde for most of the summer, causing many of us to feel the frustration of feeling stagnant and unable to make progress. Also many of us were experiencing anger, impatience and extra tension because of this energy but now it eases up as the emotional coolness of Aquarius causes it to simmer down. Now is a time to don a new perspective of those areas you wish to apply your energy - what haven’t you tried before? In what new ways can you approach your desires?

On September 21st Mercury enters Libra after a very short stint through Virgo earlier this month. When Mercury is in the air sign of Libra, our communication often becomes softer and more harmonizing. We are more willing to listen to others and to make compromises in order to be fair and just. If you had any arguments with others, now is a better time for finding common ground and negotiating peace.   

On September 22nd the Sun enters Libra and this harmonizing energy is amplified. The Sun enters Libra on the Fall Equinox, a time when both day and night are equal and equality is the name of the game for Libra. During this time we seek better relationships with everyone, not just love interests as we extend the harmonizing energies of Libra’s ruling planet, Venus through the illumination of the Sun which highlights our unique personality. We seek balance in our relationships and mutual exchanging of ideas in order to bring about a more harmonious solution for all.

The only warning with this is to be aware of the tendency to be “too nice” for fear of conflict or confrontation. This is about having equality and you can’t have that if you are too afraid to speak your truth. By drawing in the strength of Libra’s opposite polarity - Aries’ ability to know and exert the self - we will be given the gift of diplomacy and tact that Libra brings and still be able to stand strong within our own boundaries.

On September 24th we have the Full Moon at 2 degrees in Aries. The Full Moon is always a time of extra tension, but with the energy of Aries here, it can also be an explosive energy when it comes to emotional outbursts! There are other planetary factors involving Saturn, Mercury and Chiron at play with this Full Moon, but I’ll spare you the details and cut to the bottom line. For some of us, we may experience the reemergence of childhood issues popping up around this time. If there is an emotional wound that still needs healing, now is the time to deal with it. Others may experience increased periods of anxiety and self-doubt. The energies of the Full Moon are asking you to find balance in your life by noticing the areas of your life where you have been neglecting yourself and to take action toward positive change.

As if the Full Moon energy wasn’t enough, on September 25th we have Chiron going back into Pisces until February 17th, 2019. This energy has us looking at the woundsof the collective consciousness and finding new ways to heal from it. There is much going on right now collectively as humanity’s vibrations rise and we begin our ascent into a new era and this Chiron in Pisces energy is calling us as a species to heal our spiritual wounds and find our unity.

On September 30th we end the month with Pluto, the planet of power and transformation going direct once again at 18 degrees Capricorn. This powerful energy has been at play alongside Saturn for quite some time now and we are seeing its effects in our governments, politics, corporations and financial systems all around the world. Transformation is inevitable on a worldwide scale right now and for some of us, it’s creating change in our personal lives as well. If you are feeling this, you are being asked to stand firm in your power and to grow from the changes taking place in yourself.

In Numerology, September 2018 is 2 universal month. It is a month for connecting with others and finding harmony in your relationships. The number 2 energy enhances the energy of the Libra Sun later this month. If you have any past issues in one of your relationships, now is the time for seeking peace and understanding. Even though it's about relationships with others this month, do not neglect the need for self-reflection and seeking the wisdom which lies within. If you do not do this work, it will make it more challenging for you to discover your own personal needs and how they relate to your relationships. Go for a walk in the woods, meditate in the park, put your toes in the sand, spend quality time in nature and find your connection once again. There are messages waiting for you there. Once you have a clearer picture in mind of what it is that you truly value, you will be able to approach any issues with others in a much better state of mind. 

Have a good month!

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