Writing astrological forecasts is never easy, but it’s become a special kind of difficult in these wobbly, dramatic times in which we currently live. No one likes to deliver the news that it will be yet another difficult month, or that the only thing certain is uncertainty. Which is why I’m thrilled to inform you that compared to both July and August, September’s horoscope is a breath of fresh air. This month is a chance to touch down and integrate after some particularly trying times.
As the month begins, it’s Virgo season and we’re feeling what Beyoncé now calls “Virgo’s Groove.” We’re inspired, brimming with ideas and ready to implement solutions. Venus enters practical Virgo on the 5th where the love planet shows her affection through making specific plans and tidying up around the house.
Then the biggest story of the month starts unfolding on the 9th when Mercury stations retrograde in Libra. (Yes, it’s that time of year once again.) Now I know what you’re thinking: Won’t this derail all my best laid plans to get my sh*t together? And the answer is yes and no. Sure, Mercury retrograde periods always bring delays, technical snafus and miscommunications, but they also bring reunions, reconciliations and opportunity to review. Sometimes pushing ever forward isn’t the answer, and we must go back instead. Also to bring a bit of relief, there’s a full moon in Pisces on the 10th that allows us to tap into our intuitive side as we retrace our steps.
The sun enters Libra on the 22nd, followed shortly thereafter by a new moon in Libra on the 25th which encourages us to balance the scales as we welcome the shorter days of fall. Happy birthday to all of our tastemaker Libra icons from Kate Winslet to Hilary Duff to Usher. Finally on the 29th, Venus joins the party in her home sign of Libra. As we plan our lives, it’s important to make room for the things that bring us joy.