Aquarius (20 January – 18 February)
This is one of the more chaotic months of the year and there will be times when you want to run away and escape to pastures new. Yet hang on in there and know that in a few weeks time, you’ll be looking at life from a completely fresh perspective.
One of the reasons why September is likely to be confusing is because communication planet Mercury is retrograde, i.e. in retreat until the 22nd. When Mercury is on go slow, nothing is certain and plans can unravel. You can’t believe everything you hear and often you’re playing a waiting game for information or news.
Mercury is currently retrograde in the earth sign Virgo and this rules your joint finance sector. So on the one hand it’s about money matters and events this month are likely to prove decisive with regard to money and financial transactions.
Yet take the pace slow whilst Mercury is in retreat and if you can put off making a major purchase or big decision until Mercury is back up to speed on the 22nd, do so. If you need to act faster than this deadline, then ensure you pay attention to the details. Be Virgo-like in financial matters, thorough and perfectionist. Certainly read the small print before you sign and seal any money-related deal.
This is also an eclipse month and eclipses too tend to bring what’s hidden to light. They are linked to dramatic events and the unexpected. There’s a solar or New Moon eclipse in Virgo on the 1st and on the 16th there’s a lunar or Full Moon eclipse which cuts across the Virgo/Pisces axis of the zodiac.
Here too it’s wise to proceed with caution. Eclipses bring highs and lows so one way or another you might find that your financial situation is currently in flux and is likely to change before the month is out.
The Saturn-Neptune square is also powerful this month both on the 1st when it links in to the solar eclipse and the 10th when the aspect is exact. This is important for you because Saturn is your traditional ruling planet and it clashes with Neptune in Pisces and your personal money sector.
This is another indicator that money is currently under the cosmic spotlight and it’s here where you need to pay close attention. Neptune can be seductive so don’t let someone else take over your finances and only trust people you know.
As the month begins you might be feeling disillusioned about a financial matter or even hopeless. Wherever things are stuck, be patient and know that your turn will come but first you need to wait for life to unfold.
There might well be money coming your way now via an inheritance, bonus or gift but first you need to navigate past the eclipses and Mercury retrograde with care. The turning point comes on the 22nd when Mercury turns direct in a close trine aspect to Pluto in Capricorn and the most hidden sector of your chart.
This links money and wealth to your past and there’s a sense of karma about finances and what you value highly in life. This is when you will discover whether things are going to go your way or not. Pluto tends to be decisive, final.
This is also a positive month to turn to your friends or a group for advice and inspiration. Action planet Mars is moving swiftly through Sagittarius and this sector of your chart until the 27th. Plus on the 17th, the day after the eclipse, Mars teams up with your co-ruler Uranus.
This is a go-getting combination so get someone on your side who’s bold and daring, someone who can help you move forward. Group connections are well-starred this month and one person in particular will be indispensable.
There might be another reason why you’re trying to sort out finances however and this is because you’re ready to take a big leap in life. The best planet, Jupiter, changes signs this month on the 9th and this planetary event only takes place approximately once every year.
More importantly for you Jupiter enters Libra and a fellow air sign. After having to deal with hidden or taboo issues, you’ll be more than ready for a break. Jupiter in Libra promises freedom, space and a chance to move on.
In particular, this combination favours travel and study, seeking out pastures new. Broaden your horizons, expand your mind and begin a period when knowledge and learning can take you far. If you want to move abroad, perhaps to follow someone you love, this month is when you’ll be ready to say Yes.
Love planet Venus is in Libra and this same sector of your chart until the 23rd. This is perfect for a holiday romance or for going away with the one you love. If you’re in a relationship or married, you’ll benefit from some time together in a new location.
The best date of the month and possibly the year is the 26th when the Sun and Jupiter combine in Libra. Trust your luck on or around this date and embrace adventure and new experiences.