Aries (21 March – 19 April)
The start of September could prove confusing as the astrology paints a complex picture. The main areas where you’re wise to take the pace slow are your work and routine, your lifestyle and your health. These areas are ruled by the earth sign Virgo and this is where there’s constant change or distraction.
Firstly, communication planet Mercury is retrograde in Virgo until September 22nd and this is often a three week period when you feel unsure, you lose your way. Virgo requires routine and wants to pay attention to the details but you might find that doing things the usual way is outdated or impossible.
Keep a close eye on correspondence and chase up any mail incase it goes missing or follow up important emails and communication in general. If you’re waiting on an important document or piece of information, be patient and know that things might take longer than usual during this helter-skelter period in the heavens.
The other factors indicating that there could be ups and downs now for you unsettling your routine are this month’s eclipses. The solar or New Moon eclipse takes place on the 1st in Virgo and the lunar or Full Moon eclipse takes place on the 16th. Eclipses are game changers, they bring a new dimension, a fresh perspective and they’re often linked to dramatic events.
If you’re looking for work use the eclipse energy to take advantage of changes in your department or to seek out fresh work. Especially at the lunar eclipse someone wins and someone loses and if you act fast you can end up on the winning team.
Yet with eclipses there’s a sense that you need to close a door on the past before you can start afresh. Expect job changes or unexpected events as this is unsettled territory and with regard to your health, keep an open mind. Switch your routine, try a new diet, explore different remedies. If you’re feeling under the weather, take life gently and hold on to the mantra, ‘one day at a time’.
You might experience periods when you’re in touch with the whole range of your emotions this month, fear, sadness or anxiety, especially close to the eclipse dates. If so, get back to nature and return to the basics. Tapping into your creative or spiritual source will help you now and if you’re bored or feel unmotivated, seek a wider perspective.
Yet even though this month’s astrology is potentially unsettling, this could be the catalyst you need to set off on a new journey, to tap into the side of your nature that loves adventure and speed. This is because your ruling planet Mars is in a fellow fire sign Sagittarius until the 27th. Sagittarius rules travel and study in your chart, the bigger picture.
If last month’s plans didn’t work out the way you wanted, you have another chance to say Yes to life, to embrace new experiences, to do life your way. The key date is the 17th, one day after the lunar eclipse when Mars teams up with rebellious planet Uranus in your sign of Aries. This is a go-getting combination when you can be spontaneous, bold, courageous.
If everyday matters aren’t working out, use this an excuse to do something different and exciting in the month ahead. If you can distinguish between work and career, what you do for a living and your true vocation, choose the higher calling. The end of September could prove significant for you as there’s powerful planetary energy in your career sector.
Mercury turns direct in a close trine aspect to power planet Pluto in Capricorn on the 22nd, Pluto turns direct in Capricorn on the 26th and your ruler Mars enters Capricorn on the 27th. This has got to prove decisive and after a month of faffing or studying or not knowing which way to turn, there’s a sense that new doors are beginning to open. Take on a position of authority, step into a new role, decide what you want next in life and go for it.
You also have a lot of support on your hands this month as your partner planet Venus is in your opposite sign of Libra until the 23rd. Venus rules love and money, all the good things in life and this is Venus at her best. Venus and Mars come together on the 19th and having someone by your side who’s supportive and loving will help you navigate the month’s tricky astrology.
Plus there’s major movement this month as the biggest and best planet, Jupiter, is changing signs. This event happens approximately once a year and on the 9th Jupiter leaves Virgo and enters Libra. Jupiter rules freedom so this is another indication that you’re wise to move on, to let go of what no longer serves you.
It’s also a strong hint that partnership is the way forward, both personally and professionally. Look out for other people who can help you now, team up in a joint venture or buddy situation. One of the best dates of the year is the 26th when the Sun and Jupiter conjoin in the heavens in the sign of Libra.
This is a gorgeous date for love and relationships, so look out for someone special or enjoy the one you love. Being with people who are uplifting, experienced, inspirational will make a huge difference in your own life.