Summer seems stale and boring as September starts, and we’re just itching for a change of pace. Though we may not all be going back to school for a new term this month, there’s no reason why we can’t focus the season’s vital energy on making sweeping strides toward progress and refinement. The most successful students are always the most organized, and the solar eclipse and new moon in meticulous Virgo on September 1 will lend just the right level of obsession with organization to ensure each sign can go the distance. Productivity will feel super-charged, too, especially for Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Pisces, and Gemini.
Just days later on September 9, planetary ruler of abundance, luck, and expansion, Jupiter, will move into cool-headed and graceful air sign Libra. Jupiter in such a congenial sign signals the need to incorporate others into our plans, even if our comfort zone dwells in flying solo. Pushing yourself to go beyond your usual limits and make yourself temporarily uncomfortable will have glittering rewards. Each new friendly acquaintance made in September can be considered a strategic alliance—one with tremendous perks for many years to come.
Mid-month on September 16, a lunar eclipse and full moon in dreamy, imaginative Pisces will give us permission to live out our innermost fantasies with a partner. This lunation can be a fun, playful release, but its energy can also shatter illusions we’ve been unhealthily leaning on as a crutch. After this eclipse, we won’t be able to lie to ourselves anymore. Once logical Mercury stations direct on September 22, we’re forced back down to earth to forge ahead into reality.
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Virgo: Flip the Script
All eyes are on you this month, Virgo, and in so many ways you’re in the most enviable position of all 12 signs. It all begins with an intense solar eclipse and new moon in your earthy sign on September 1. This lunation and eclipse will mark a powerful turning point in your life, allowing you to completely change the course of your destiny if you so choose.
Change has been on your mind for a while, but, for one reason or another, you haven’t been able to focus your intentions appropriately. Mercury, your intellectual ruler, will be in retrograde for most of the month, turning direct on September 22, forcing you to address the past—even the darker, more painful parts. Luckily, the solar eclipse will be exactly the kind of push you need to get the ball rolling into your court for the better, relating to your physical appearance, deeply personal goals, or relationship issues. Likely, this shift will encompass all three of these themes, and include interference (or assistance) from another person.
The lunar eclipse and full moon in your polarity sign Pisces will bring strength to your relationship sector, granting you safety and security when it comes to depending on a partnership. Either your bonds will deepen for the long term, or you will finally terminate a relationship that hasn’t been healthy or functional for quite some time.
Libra: Newfound Hope
The world’s your oyster this month—and that’s no exaggeration. You’ve been patiently building up to this moment, and finally, the Libra scales are balancing out for the better. This is in no small part owed to Jupiter, the planet of blessings, expansion, and abundance, favoring you by moving into your fair sign for the first time in over a decade on September 9. And Big Daddy Jupiter’s setting up shop until October 2017, lending muscle and magnetism to the foundation of every one of your endeavors over the next year. Be open romantically, too—when Jupiter is this strong, there’s huge potential for lasting love, particularly during the last two weeks of the month.
Positivity and hope will replace the cynicism and depression you might’ve experienced recently, and this newfound optimism will become your baseline mood. A fantastic step in a healthy direction—and others undoubtedly will notice, inspiring them to pay it forward with good vibrations. Whomever you meet and build a relationship with over the next 13 months will be powerful allies you’ll likely benefit from for many years. A bit of star power will bless you, as well, making you the favorite at work or school and certainly at home. Remember your ethics, though, and be fair, regardless of your status—Jupiter is no slouch when it comes to doling out well-deserved karma.
Scorpio: Pure Honesty
Things have been shaky lately, and as a result, your social life is morphing into a completely different form this month. Though you Scorps aren’t known for handling sudden shifts well, you’ll likely be the initiator of these big changes in the name of your happiness.
A powerful solar eclipse and new moon in earthy Virgo on September 1 inspires you to seek bliss, especially by exploring a new hobby, club, or organization. Alternatively, you could decide to put your nose to the grindstone and commit yourself passionately to your job. New people will flood into your life, first as acquaintances eventually evolving into true friendships that you can count on for many years to come. Don’t get too hyped, though; introverted types will feel hungover from all this interpersonal activity around September 9 when Jupiter moves into your secretive, spiritual sector. Quality alone time is always the elixir. Pure bliss!
Your love life is sprouting wings and by September 16th’s transcendental lunar eclipse and full moon in Pisces, some major realizations will come into focus. You may suddenly find yourself falling deeply for someone you’ve been seeing casually—or discover that they secretly suck. Whatever confusion materializes around mid-September can be remedied with your purest honesty, with everyone—but especially yourself.
Sagittarius: Chutes and Ladders
It’s off to the races with the September 1st solar eclipse and new moon landing in your 10th House of Status and Achievements, setting off a powerful chain reaction leading you up the ladder of success at work. For the first half of the month, you’re in the most enviable position of the zodiac for excelling at your profession or advancing in the workplace.
Opportunities to start exciting, new projects that are success sure shots at work seem to fall in your lap all month long. But since tricky Mercury will be retrograde until September 22, your best bets should be on reworking and tweaking old plans you considered before. Everything is sure to be fireworks, thanks to your ruling planet, Jupiter, father of fortune and expansion, holding steady on your side.
Jupiter will send brilliant beams of positivity to your social life on September 9, so expect an overabundance of invitations and new friends. This fun, playful time has lasting benefits, though; each important connection you make now will bud into vital relationships when it comes to reaching your life’s goals.
You’re in for an unexpectedly exciting—and at times crazy-making—month, beginning with the solar eclipse and new moon in super-logical sibling earth sign Virgo on September 1, just before Jupiter, planet of good fortune and expansion, moves into your 10th House of Status and Achievements on September 9. For the first time in 12 years, you’ll be handed opportunities to soar in your professional life, even surpassing your loftiest goals. But don’t blow too soon—this incredible energy will last until October 2017, allowing you to pace yourself.
If you’ve been pensively sitting on an idea for a business or have considered throwing your name into the race for a better job, strike this month while Jupiter’s go-getter energy is riding high. This month’s aspects—especially the solar and lunar eclipses sandwiching the month— complement your strengths and magnify your charm to an almost comical degree. Be wary of laying the schmaltz on too thick while Mercury, planetary ruler of communication, is in retrograde—you don’t want to risk your credibility when you’re so close to success. You won’t be able to get far with your plans until after September 22 when Mercury stations direct. Fortunately, action-packed Mars transitions into your sign on September 27, boosting your confidence to be an aggressive warrior in business.
Aquarius: Get a Grip
You’ll finally begin to see substantial improvements in your financial stability this month. The solar eclipse and new moon on September 1 will illuminate your 8th House of Shared Resources, challenging you to try new or somewhat unusual methods of money management. Since pesky Mercury will be in retrograde, it’s likely that a former colleague or connection will surface at the perfect moment early in the month. If so, they’ll come bearing important news or information about a brand-spanking-new opportunity for professional advancement.
The lunar eclipse and full moon on September 16 in your income-earning sector will douse you with an almost-supernatural clarity when it comes to making smart decisions with your money. Even though you may feel like you’re standing on shaky ground, there’s no need to be insecure. Get a grip on your financially fueled anxiety, otherwise, the ghosts of past failure may sabotage your wonderful progress.
Pisces: Free and Clear
You’ve been flirting with change lately, but this month will launch you into a full-on chrysalis stage. First, the solar eclipse and new moon on September 1 in super-compatible earth sign Virgo will light up your partnership sector. This lunation is absolutely poised to support the creation of powerful alliances, in business and in pleasure.
One caveat: Trickster planet Mercury will be in retrograde in the same area of your chart until September 22, so it’s imperative that you slow down and communicate clearly to avoid major mishaps. Even better, wait until after Mercury goes direct on the 22nd to put anything in writing when it comes to legal or financial agreements.
You may also be rethinking your commitment to your partner or S.O. during this time, even pining to put the past behind you and start over completely on a new journey. Wavering uncertainties from before that might’ve tripped up your judgement about your partner will likely crystalize mid-month when a lunar eclipse and full moon in your sign challenges you to fight for what you want. You’re in for an uphill battle, Pisces, but fulfillment is promised—as long as you can keep clear communication flowing freely.
Aries: When Two Become One
For the first time in what feels like ages, your interests shift from focusing on self-growth and development to building something lasting and substantial with someone special. Charging onto the scene solo and going for exactly what you want without much consideration for others is your M.O., but the horizons are changing for you this month, Aries, in ways that can’t easily be erased. You simply want more out of life.
Don’t fear that change—things are about to be simply stunning in your world this September, thanks to Jupiter, father of abundance, expansion, and fortune, moving into your true love sector on September 9. Yes, it’s all about partnership this month and through mid-October. But instead of learning how to navigate in the world of commitment, it’s more about pure bliss and enjoyment. You simply want to soak in your sweetheart’s energy and bask in each other’s adoration. Still, there are lessons to be learned now about collaboration, compromise, and the merging of lives within relationships. Don’t hold back, but rather give yourself permission to experience this happiness in full.
Taurus: Supernatural High
You might’ve heard that tricky Mercury is in retrograde for most of the month, which sounds like bad news—but not for you, Taurus. The “bad three weeks” that encompass Mercury Retrograde are typically filled with technology and communication going on the fritz, but this month offers up some rare opportunities to re-start and make things right.
Magic is in the air starting on September 1 with a powerful solar eclipse and new moon in your friendly sibling earth sign, Virgo. If you’ve been dealing with frustrations related to a literal child or metaphorical one, like a brainchild or passion project, the stress and tension will seem to disappear with this lunation, supernaturally. This first part of the month signals potent fertility, too, so be sure to be careful if you’re not yet ready to have kids. Otherwise, this month is perfect for conception.
In the same vein, the first two weeks of the month are poised for finally manifesting a creative project you’ve been meditating on for a while. Stick to your guns, regardless of how intimidating the work might seem—you’ve got loads of luck on your side. From September 9 until October 2017, Jupiter, father of expansion, abundance, and fortune, will set up shop in your 6th House of Health and Daily Routines, bestowing serendipity and smooth sailing, especially when it comes to hiring help and focusing your time on truly rewarding work, professionally. This time will also present glowing opportunities to improve your physical health, leaving you feeling fit and fabulous.
Gemini: Perfect Pairings
Home truly is where your heart is this month, Gemini, and happily so. You haven’t felt this much satisfaction with your domestic, family, and love life in what feels like forever—and you deserve every bit of the shine, baby. If you’re ready for a change of scenery, this month is excellent for moving into a new place or even buying property. But beware to dot each "i"and cross every "t": Mercury, your ruling planet, will be in retrograde until late this month, so it’s best to wait until the last week of September to sign any leases or fork over any big bills for real estate.
Glimmering news from family—especially related to a pregnancy announcement or the birth of a new baby—sparkles on the horizon, promising pure sunshine and happiness for you. What’s more, Jupiter, father of abundance, expansion, and fortune, will glide into your 5th House of Pleasure and Play on September 9, where he’ll hang out for the next year until October 2017. Your prospects in love are absolutely soaring, Gemini, and it’s very possible that you’ll take the steps necessary to build a partnership that turns into a family—or meet someone you envision a serious future with, possibly even the love of your life.
On September 16, a lunar eclipse and full moon in dreamy Pisces will illuminate your 10th House of Social Status, bringing a boon of positive energy to your professional reputation. Your relationship status might change now, too. With serious Saturn sitting in your relationships and partnerships sector, you can be sure your pairing will stand the test of time.
Cancer: Vast Improvements
Expansion is the name of the game for you this month, Cancer, specifically when it comes to where you place your happiness and values—at home, of course. After an equalizing solar eclipse and new moon in earthy Virgo on September 1, Jupiter will progress to your home and family sector for the first time in 12 long years. Jupiter rules expansion, abundance, and fortune, so for the next year—until October 2017—you’ll see quite a bit of positive growth in your domestic life.
This month, you may set in motion plans to upgrade your home, such as moving to a bigger or more comfortable, convenient place that will ultimately improve your stress levels and bring peace of mind. A relative may move in with you, or you may become roommates with a close friend. Either way, it’ll be a matchless improvement in your living situation. Alternatively, someone in your family may have some big news about a pregnancy or the birth of a new child in the clan.
All the while, the month’s two eclipses—a solar eclipse on September 1 and a lunar eclipse on September 16 in the polarizing signs of Virgo and Pisces, respectively—will place communication in the crosshairs. This comes as no surprise since Mercury, ruler of technology and communication, will be in retrograde for most of the month. If you’ve been thinking of starting a writing project, this month looks perfect. And if you’re considering going back to school for a professional certification or degree, put the pedal to the metal on your goals after the 16th.
Leo: Get That Paper
Gaining control of money has eluded you for the past couple of months, but luckily, that’s all about to change for you this month, Leo. Your financial future and security is the main focus of September, beginning with a super-powerful solar eclipse and new moon in Virgo blasting the earned income area of your chart on September 1. Cash flow will begin to quicken almost immediately, thanks to some ingenious innovation in marketing yourself and your unique talents.
Sure, Mercury will be vexingly in retrograde during this lucrative time in that same area of your chart, but consider that an asset this month, rather than the huge liability it normally is. Now, you’ll be able to pinpoint and extract whatever methods that have been failing, malfunctioning, or sucking money from your pockets. This is an intense time of change, so be wary of throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Some things have been working for you financially, so be sure to recognize those victories and put energy into perfecting and finessing your methodology.
After the lunar eclipse and full moon in Pisces on September 16, it’s possible that you’ll finally reach resolution when it comes to a burdensome debt you’ve been paying off for quite some time. This part of the month is also excellent for applying for mortgages and business loans. Things are looking up, so harness that momentum and get that paper!