September 2018 monthly horoscope

Aries (Mar. 21 – Apr. 20)

As the month begins the Moon is passing through fiery Aries. This gives you lots of energy to start new things and express yourself creatively. The bad news is that Mercury has stationed (appears to have stopped moving) in your house of creativity, temporarily frustrating the flow of that energy. While this won’t last very long at all, it will give you a perspective on how you sometimes use your emotions. This is a great time to learn more about surrender and to synchronize with the timing of the Universe. This will be a very important lesson at mid-month when Sun and Mars (two powerful planets for Aries) conjoin in your sixth house of ambition and life direction. In advance of this period take the time to feel passionately about what you’d like to manifest in your life.

Taurus (Apr. 20 – May 21)

Venus is the ruler of your Sun sign and therefore a powerful planet for you this month. As the month begins she is located alongside Saturn in your third house. This will be an important time for third house matters particularly communication, writing and business. Saturn’s placement here allows us to look at motivation in these areas. What would you like to communicate or accomplish? Where do you hold back in these areas and how can you change that? Venus will enter your fourth house of home and nurturing on the 7th and remain there until October 4th. Use this period for home improvement and getting closer with the family. Give special attention to the children. The energies of romance and creativity are in the air.

Gemini (May 21 – Jun. 21)

Emphasis this month is on fourth house affairs: home, family and your emotional self. Things may feel just a bit overwhelming in the first half of the month. Challenges appear on the 9th as karma revealing Pluto in your house of relationship squares Mars in the fourth house. The Sun and Mars conjunct in your fourth house on the 14th providing an opportunity for breakthrough or meltdown. This is a time to nurture yourself, sort out relationship needs sensitively and be with the family. There may be deeper, nagging questions about career and life direction that are at the heart of your frustration. What do you need in this regard? It’s time to be really honest with yourself so you can achieve the fulfillment you deserve.

Cancer (Jun. 21 – Jul. 22)

Saturn’s “Who am I?” transit of your Sun sign gets an energetic, creative bounce from the Sun, Mars and Jupiter moving through your third house of mind, communication and business. Your mind is fertile and active and can help you out of a creative rut. The enlightenments or attitude adjustments near the 9th can be turned into action in the second half of the month. September offers great opportunities to make new friends, promote yourself, advertise your business or create an internet presence.

Leo (Jul. 22 – Aug. 22)

You feel creatively fertile, ready to give birth to some new talent or aspect of who you are. This is a good time for precisely that as doors are opening in your job or your career field. Don’t let your anxiousness get the best of you early in the month. Pay close attention to family and home needs so that they receive appropriate and conscious attention. Finances should be doing well but avoid increasing your debt load without due consideration. Better to save up for bigger and better things ahead.

Virgo (Aug. 22 – Sept. 22)

Happy Birthday! What a powerful month astrologically! The planets that rule the three fire signs are all transiting through Virgo near your natal Sun. Also, Mercury, the ruler of Virgo, enters your sign on the 10th. Finally, a New Moon, auspicious for new beginnings, takes place on the 14th, conjunct benevolent, expansive Jupiter. This will be a good test for you. You are burning with inspiration, ambition and likely yearning for a new sense of direction. It’s time to re-balance that rational, analytical part of you with your feeling, heart and passion for life. It simply won’t suffice to plan things out in your usual methodical manner. You are going to have to feel this energy of possibility palpably with your body. It is a resonance, a frequency of vibration, which you have to nurse, nurture and grow. Feel the power of your passion for life. Your passion represents your sense of Knowing and Truth about who you are and why you are here. The ‘plan’ you are always needing will reveal itself. Trust yourself and the Universe. Being in control is vastly overrated. Jupiter leaves Virgo on the 24th and won’t return until 2015 so seize the day!

Libra (Sept. 22 – Oct. 22)

Venus and Saturn, Libra’s two biggest planetary allies, begin the month conjunct one another in your house of career, status and responsibility. This suggests that the energies of change in these areas – energies set in motion last February and March – are moving toward resolution in the next six to eight weeks. Use this time to ‘lighten up’ with your sense of over-responsibility. If you can’t love your work, then try to work with love. Take the pressure off of yourself wherever you can. Do things around the home to make you feel more cozy and special. Your perceptions of yourself and what you value are changing. Enjoy the ride. Finances can show improvement at the end of the month just in time to buy yourself the birthday present you really deserve.

Scorpio (Oct. 22 – Nov. 21)

You may find the first days of September a bit like slogging through mud that’s up to your hips. Pluto, the ruler of Scorpio, and Mercury have just switched from retrograde to direct motion. Use the first week in September to inventory and integrate Pluto’s second house lessons (talents, self-esteem and what you value) which came in during the April to August period of retrogradation. By the 11th your focus will have shifted to eleventh house affairs where Sun, Mars, Mercury and Jupiter will be congregating. The eleventh house is the house of friends, networking, promoting oneself, ones’s ideal, long-term goals and money generated from career. There is lots of energy available so pay particular attention to these areas of your life. Get a good grasp on your idealism and expectations so you don’t torpedo the potentially powerful results. You simply can not change other people. Change the lens through which you view them by adjusting your beliefs about yourself. There is a big ‘ah ha’ to be found in reading or studying higher teachings that you are drawn to.

Sagittarius (Nov. 21 – Dec. 21)

Your usual optimism may be a bit challenged when the month begins as Chiron, Neptune and Uranus – all retrograde – are lined up in your second, third and fourth houses which represent your fundamental values, thoughts, beliefs and feelings. There are some deep issues percolating which require your awareness. Your inspiration and motivation will be piqued soon enough, however. On the 14th there is a New Moon taking place conjunct transiting Jupiter who is the powerful ruler of your Sun sign. On the 15th Sun and Mars are conjunct. These two potent events both take place in your tenth house of career, status and responsibility. The portal is open if you would like to do some healing or service-related work. This is the time for you to dream things as they could be and say ‘Why not?’

Capricorn (Dec. 21 – Jan. 20)

The Moon in fiery Aries provides motivation at the beginning of the month and pulls us out of the disorienting effects of Mercury, Chiron, Uranus and Neptune retrograde. A lot of energy can be focused on relationship opportunity. That can mean a chance for romance for those who are actively seeking. For others it signifies focusing on existing relationships and what they are telling you. Don’t overlook the lessons here. You would do well to be more honest about what you need and your vision for the two of you. Your thoughts would be welcomed. Opportunities for creative expression are at a peak this month. Let your creative talents fly. There is also a great deal of inspiration to be gained from ninth house affairs, travel or higher teachings. Visit your teacher, take a workshop or read a book that will help you to shift your perception.

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 19)

Saturn’s transit of your sixth house has you focusing a lot these days on your goals and life direction. Even though the last few weeks have made things as clear as mud, don’t sweat it. The transformative power of the Sun, Mars and Jupiter in your eighth house of change may be very revealing. The 14th and 15th will crystallize many things for you. Consider pending possibilities carefully. If you are the overly idealistic ivory tower type of Aquarius, it is time to get your heart and feelings out of cold storage! You are a great catalytic agent for change and reform so don’t keep it to yourself. Synergy is the secret to being a happy Water Bearer. Give the healing waters of the gods away to whomever will receive from you and you will be always happy. The 24th and 25th are green light days for you to take action.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – Mar. 21)

Saturn transits through the later degrees of your house of creative self-expression. Your creative energies are looking for just the right avenue for expression. Don’t rush the process; take your time to find what feels right for you. Saturn tells you to go within and find the muse or motivation that suits the new you. Transiting Sun, Mars and Jupiter oppose your natal Sun making relationships fertile ground for challenges, especially mid-month. There are likely some matters that have been left hanging that require discussion. Clarify with your partner what works for you and what does not and what is negotiable. You have let the ball be in ‘their’ court long enough this lifetime. If you feel in a rut socially, some new, stimulating, supportive friendships may be in order. You are flexing your spiritual muscles now. Have faith in yourself.