Your Weekly Horoscopes: September 6 to 12, 2020

As much as this week builds us up, it also stops us in our tracks. On Sunday the 6th, love planet Venus moves into Leo inspiring us to get glam and be absolutely unapologetic with our affections—not surprisingly both queen of pop Madonna and hot TV dad Peter Gallagher have this placement. Then, on Wednesday the 9th comes the main event of this week—and possibly of the entire fall—as Mars stations retrograde in Aries. For the next eight weeks, despite how fired up we are, we must carefully consider our actions before plowing ahead. When we’re working for our future, it’s a marathon, not a sprint.

(Horoscopes follow for each sign. If you know your rising sign, reading for that will provide further insight.)

5 virgo

Since June, you’ve been putting a ton of effort—and even more money!—into a collaborative project that has come with very little reward. As Mars stations retrograde on the 9th, you’re in for a reality check: Has this endeavor been keeping you from experiencing any actual pleasure? If you’re feeling extra rundown on the 11th, let your partner or your BFF distract you with a lovely day at the beach, a glass of orange wine or a trashy movie. It’s time to consider what’s really worth the investment.

This week’s mantra: It’s your turn to relax.

6 libra

Who has all of your attention? Since late June, you’ve been walking on eggshells around your roommate, letting your business partner make the decisions or consoling your boyfriend through a tough time. But you can’t abandon yourself any longer! Mars stations retrograde on the 9th forcing you to get to the root of these conflicts. It doesn’t have to be a fight, but it does have to be addressed. Venus enters your friendship sector this week, so lean on your community for support—even if it means a socially distanced picnic.

This week’s mantra: What if you put yourself first?

7 scorpio

You’ve been working relentlessly, dear Scorpio. But are you actually taking care of yourself? How can you get through the daily grind without constantly breaking a sweat? Thankfully, Mars stationing retrograde on the 9th brings some of your projects to a halt. Whether your boss is on vacation or your Zoom CrossFit instructor has gone off the grid, use this as an opportunity to add more relaxation and comfort into your routine. A dreamy date night or evening with friends on the 11th further convinces you that it’s time to slow your roll.

This week’s mantra: You need to slow down.

8 sagittarius

As Stacie Orrico sang in the early aughts, “There’s gotta be more to life than chasing down every temporary high.” As Mars stations retrograde on the 9th, you get a reality check about how much money you’ve spent on whims from throwaway activities for your kids to endless takeout from local restaurants. With a more frugal mindset this fall, you’ll be able to invest in things that actually last. On the 11th, spend some time reconfiguring your WFH office space with productivity in mind. Focus on success.

This week’s mantra: Waste not, want not.


For the last several weeks, you’ve been extremely caught up in a home or family matter—moving to an apartment on the other side of town, helping your mom clean out her basement or mediating a fight between your sisters. As Mars stations retrograde on the 9th, what’s heated in your private life starts cooling off and makes you realize how much you’ve neglected self-care. Schedule some time on the 12th to really pamper yourself with an at-home facial, an online shopping spree—for necessities, obviously—or just your favorite meal.

This week’s mantra: Don’t neglect yourself.

10 aquarius

You have been quite a busy bee this summer with an overflowing inbox, constant phone calls and regular getaways. As Mars stations retrograde on the 9th and your schedule clears up a bit, you realize that all of this busy-ness has been a way to avoid your thoughts. Venus moves into Leo this week, which results in extra sweetness from your partner or BFF. Ask for some favors and block out time for meditation or a digital detox—even five minutes of stillness per day makes a huge difference.

This week’s mantra: Stop avoiding yourself.

11 pisces

As compassionate as you are, dear Pisces, this summer you’ve been keeping your kindness under wraps. Are you so focused on your own income and security that you’re neglecting your community? As Mars stations retrograde on the 9th and your extra income slows down, you realize that all your side hustles this summer left you with very little time for your friends. With Jupiter stationing direct on the 12th, you’re able to connect more with a wider circle (safely of course!) which reignites your passion for helping others.

This week’s mantra: Share your comfort.

12 aries

Are you so focused on your own personal agenda that you’ve forgotten you can’t do everything alone? As Mars stations retrograde on the 9th, the aggressive, go get ‘em attitude that has propelled you forward since late June slows to a stop. You’ve made so much progress this summer, but is anyone still on your team? Connection planet Venus moving into Leo and your pleasure sector this week reminds you of the fine art of persuasion. If you want power, make sure you’re having some fun as you rise.

This week’s mantra: Kill them with kindness.

1 taurus

What’s getting under your skin these days, dear Taurus? Since late June, you’ve let incessant doubts and anxieties hold you back and keep you from expanding your worldview. As Mars stations retrograde on the 9th, you have the opportunity to face those fears. Things won’t get easier, but you can certainly find more clarity. With your ruling planet Venus moving into your home sector this week, it’s the perfect time to cozy up in your private space and stop losing sleep over “what’s next.”

This week’s mantra: Let go and let it flow.

2 gemini

Since late June you’ve been super involved with your community: delivering groceries in the neighborhood, showing up for every socially distanced birthday party and planning your BFF’s Zoom Wedding. But as Mars stations retrograde on the 9th, things slow down to help you realize that though you’ve really shown up for everyone else, you’ve missed out on some important personal investments. On the 11th, you might let a misleading situation at work keep you from family responsibilities. It’s time for a priority check.

This week’s mantra: Who’s really worth your time?

3 cancer

It’s no secret that you want to be a star. Since late June, you’ve been working overtime, gaining tons of followers on Twitter and getting closer to making your career dreams a reality. But is the attention you crave keeping you from being a good partner? On the 9th, Mars stations retrograde slowing your progress toward these goals. As the dust settles, make sure you notice who you’ve neglected. With Jupiter stationing direct on the 12th, there’s more room in your life for partnership and commitment. Be open to it.

This week’s mantra: Real growth doesn’t come at the expense of others.

4 leo

This summer has led to some unexpected spiritual breakthroughs for you, dear Leo. But has your relentless search for “the truth” kept you from your real—mundane but necessary—work? On the 6th, sweet Venus enters your sign which gives you an immediate boost of confidence. If you’ve been avoiding the hair salon, now’s the time for that trim! Then on the 9th, Mars stations retrograde forcing you take a pause on your spiritual and intellectual pursuits so you can do some routine maintenance on your life.

This week’s mantra: Glamour isn’t everything.

Jaime Wright is an astrologer based in New York. You can follow her on Instagram @jaimeallycewright or subscribe to her newsletter.



Jaime Wright is an astrologer and writer based in NYC. She has been writing PureWow’s weekly and monthly horoscope columns since 2019, and also authors the cult favorite...