Jupiter & Opportunity
Your ruling planet, Jupiter, continues to be one of the main players this month, as it was last month.
Most importantly for you, Jupiter is now direct in your star sign, Sagittarius and moving swiftly forwards. You’re wise to make the most of this positive, forward-moving influence until early December when Jupiter moves on.
Jupiter represents growth and opportunity. It’s the planet linked to travel, study and spreading your wings. At its best, Jupiter promises abundance, gifts and lucky occurrences. It’s also associated with religion, publishing, media and the Law.
The more you can adopt a feel-good attitude to life and the more you believe anything’s possible, then Jupiter kicks in and enhances your chances.
This month, there’s an added factor to Jupiter’s expansive nature. This is a square aspect between Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces, down at the base of your horoscope. These two major planets first came together in January and again in June of this year. They meet this month on the 21st and it’s their final encounter.
Together, the Jupiter/Neptune combination feels sentimental and emotional. You may feel drawn back towards your past, whether you’re delving into your family tree or revisiting the place of your childhood.
Career Goals, Mission & Purpose
Yet, this month, you’re certainly not stuck in the past because of what’s happening in the first two weeks of September. This is when all the inner planets, including the Sun, are in Virgo, the star sign at the peak of your horoscope.
Virgo rules your career and vocation, your status and reputation. It’s about your future path in life. This stellium of planets could mean you’re exceptionally busy right now and hopefully, doing exceedingly well. Virgo rules writing, so this might be about a book or media column.
Virgo is the star sign of order and strategy, so get on top of your job, your projects, the next stage in your life. Journalling could help you find clarity now. Create a strong team around you. You can’t do it all on your own, whatever your current goal.
All the planets moving through Virgo encounter Jupiter and Neptune from the 2nd to the 14th, the day of the Full Moon. At its best, this combination promises huge success, a calling, a chance to follow your dreams. Jupiter and Neptune have a boundless quality, they’re expansive and revelatory.
You need to have hope and faith when these two kick in order to tap in to the entrepreneurial side of your nature. It’s about risk-taking, a big vision and a belief that you’ll succeed, whatever your chosen goal.
There is always a proviso with the slower-moving planets and, for you, it’s about keeping your feet on the ground. Also, read the small print if you’re involved in a big deal or promotion. Don’t take on too much, otherwise you’ll quickly become overwhelmed. Balance realistic goals with idealistic dreams and ensure you have a way to deliver what you promise.
This whole combination feels charitable and generous. You could be on a mission in life as a strong purpose for change and progress guides you forwards. What you want to achieve might not be for your own ends but tap in to something greater. Virgo is ultimately the sign of service to others and helping to create a better world.
Do be careful of being seduced or losing touch with reality during the first half of September and especially around the Full Moon on the 14th. With a dominance of planets in earth signs, it’s about making the right moves that are based on common sense, rather than getting carried away by hype or unrealistic goals.
You do have Mars, the action planet, in Virgo all month so if things go pear-shaped early in September, don’t give up. Keep on track with your long-term goals. This is also important around the 18th, when there’s another important planetary movement.
This time it involves Saturn, the taskmaster of the heavens, which turns direct in Capricorn and your personal money sector. Saturn’s been retrograde, i.e. on go slow since April 30th and has been in retreat alongside the karmic South Node. In fact, it’s only on the 28th of this month that the two finally part company.
This suggests some kind of release or letting go. You may be ditching a debt or moving away from a bad habit. Perhaps, you’re putting new plans in place that help strengthen your financial situation moving forwards. The key with planets in earth signs is not to seek out overnight success but sign up to the long-term sensible option.
Also, there’s a shift mid-month, as the personal planets begin to move in to social Libra from the 14th onwards. Mercury and Venus are the first to change star sign hand-in-hand. This period of the month could be peak for love, whether you meet someone at work or through your social life.
Libra rules friends and group activities and you may feel less stressed or under pressure from mid-September onwards. The balance shifts from work to play. Or, at least, a healthier work/life balance.
The peak of the Libra activity comes after the 23rd, the day of the Equinox, when the Sun enters Libra, heralding a change of season. Five days later, there’s a New Moon in Libra, a symbol of new beginnings. Plus, your planet Jupiter is in lovely connection with Mercury on the 24th and Venus on the 28th, the day of the New Moon.
This all adds up to gorgeous connections in real life. Friends who inspire you, promote you, uplift you or vice versa. Use your people skills to the max as September comes to a close and charm your way into a new group or network.