As September begins, the inner planets are lined up in the earth sign, Virgo. Virgo represents one of the trickier sectors of your horoscope.
On the one hand, this is about financial transactions and shared resources. On the other hand, it represents all that’s hidden, including fears and taboo subjects.
Shift Your Mindset
Virgo is ruled by Mercury, the planet of the mind, so take care that you don’t allow your mind to control you, especially in the first two weeks of September. If you are going through a challenging time, take charge and do what you can to restore order.
Writing things down or journalling could be helpful. Or, make a list of the things that need to be done if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Money fears are never easy to deal with. Do what you can to move away from an attitude of scarcity towards hope and faith and belief that things will turn out well in the end. It might help to be diligent about taking on good practices or rituals, including prayer, gratitude and exercises that help to shift your mindset.
Yet, always with astrology, the symbolism doesn’t play out the same way for everyone. For some of you, the plethora of planets in Virgo could coincide with good money moves. You might be selling a property, for example, that creates more cash flow. Or, join forces with family to make your resources go further.
As Virgo is one of the earth signs, this could include harvesting food from an allotment or similar. Certainly, it’s a good time to be resourceful and look at what you can create or produce that benefits you or that you can sell on.
Two other key planets are involved in the lively activity in the first fortnight. They are Jupiter, God of the sky, and Neptune, God of the sea. These two boundless planets make their third and final square aspect of the year on the 21st. They first came together in January and again in June.
Jupiter in Sagittarius rules your friends and group activities; it’s about your social, political or humanitarian alliances and represents your hopes and wishes for the future.
Neptune in Pisces rules your personal money, your possessions, your values and self-worth. Put the two together and you might be involved in a charity or fundraising event. Or, you may be looking at ways to raise money for a group challenge or big adventure.
Plus, in the first two weeks of September, Jupiter and Neptune combine with the planets in Virgo from the 2nd to the 14th, the day of the Full Moon. At its best, this combination enables you to believe anything’s possible and that miracles can happen. You could even receive a gift during this period and the timing feels like a miracle.
It is important, however, to keep your feet on the ground and pay attention to the small print, especially if you’re in the process of signing or sealing a deal or contract. The same goes if you’re involved in a legal case or financial deal. Double check the facts and figures, get an accountant involved or the right kind of expert.
The danger with Neptune is that what seems real could prove illusory. The flip side of Neptune is a scam or untrustworthy individuals. Get any promises in writing and don’t loan your money without a guarantee that it will be returned with interest. The light of the full Moon on the 14th will shine a light on who you can and can’t trust, which deals to pursue and which to forego.
The Bigger Picture
Life feels a whole lot easier for you after the 14th. This is the day when both social Mercury and love planet Venus move into Libra, a fellow air sign. Finally, you’re back in the realm of logic and rationality when you can work things out strategically, rather than have to rely on intuition.
Libra rules travel and study in your horoscope, the bigger picture of life. You may be you madly raising funds to go away, to have a big adventure. The second half of the month is ideal for expanding your horizons and increasing your knowledge. Stimulate your curiosity in life and step out of your routine. Actively engage with people and events that are different and inspiring.
The Sun enters Libra on the 23rd, the day of the Equinox. And, five days later, there’s a New Moon in Libra, a symbol of new beginnings. This New Moon is ideal for setting off on a trip or signing up to a course.
In true Aquarius style, you won’t want to do everything on your own. On the 24th and 28th, Jupiter is back in action and this time in flowing, easy planetary aspects. Get your friends together or join in with a group of people and you’ll have a whale of a time.
Do whatever takes your fancy; do your bit for society and the world or go and experience distant horizons. Love too could be part of the picture and the reason why you’re ready to spread your wings.
Finally, this month, your traditional ruling planet, Saturn, changes direction on the 18th. Saturn turned retrograde at the end of April. Since then, Saturn has been in retreat alongside the karmic South Node.
This takes place in Capricorn and the most hidden sector of your horoscope. Therefore, events this month could signify a turning point, letting go of a bad habit or something that no longer serves you. It might be a decision to stop fear holding you back or to release a personal situation that belongs in the past.
Whatever it means for you, now’s the time to put one foot in front of the other and keep moving forwards. By 2020, you’re going to be in a very different place and it’s the preparations you make now that will create all the difference.