You may need a change of scene now. If you’re planning a holiday or trip way this month, you’re in tune with your stars. This is because the Sun is in your fellow earth sign Virgo until the 22nd highlighting your travel and study sector. Action planet Mars is here too until the 15th.
The New Moon in Virgo on the 7th would be an ideal date to set off somewhere new or line up an adventure or new experience. Virgo rules education and learning, it’s about the bigger picture in life and stepping out of your comfort zone.
Expand your horizons this month and take yourself out of your usual surroundings. The Full Moon on the 20th/21st cuts across the Virgo/Pisces axis of the zodiac and highlights new experiences. It would be an ideal date to further your education and line up a workshop or course.
Neptune is also active in Pisces, most strongly on the 2nd and 14th. Notice if you’re feeling disillusioned or weary of what you’re currently doing on or around these dates. It may be that changing your surroundings is the nudge you need to think what next.
There’s another influence calling you in September as the planets are peaking at the top of your horoscope in the star sign Libra. Libra rules your career and vocation, your status and reputation. On the 22nd, the Sun enters Libra, the day of the Equinox.
This month, however, you don’t have to wait until then to get a confidence boost or find your career moving in the right direction. This is because all the inner planets spend some time in your career and vocation sector. Here’s the pattern:
- Mercury (communication) all month
- Venus (love/relating) until the 10th
- Mars (action/ambition) from the 15th
This is a top month to focus on your future path, aim high and rev up your ambitious nature. In fact, you may be so busy with your career or long-term goals that you have little time for your personal life.
Do what’s right for you but as Libra is the sign of balance, it’s important to think carefully about where your priorities lie.
Instead of solely speeding ahead with career and big picture goals, find time to communicate with your loved ones so they’re supportive even if you’re extra busy.
Best dates for work & money: 5th, 6th, 20th & 25th
Love & Friendship
It’s not all work and no play this month. On the 10th, the planet of love and relating Venus enters Scorpio and your friendship and group sector. Venus in Scorpio is passionate and obsessive, whether you’re loving a new group of friends. Or, you’ve fallen for someone you’ve known for some time.
You might be networking like mad or enjoy being around powerful women who boost your drive and ambition.
This isn’t a month to hold back in any area of life. Instead, keep moving forwards and step up your game. It’s worth making the most of this month’s lively astrology before Mercury turns retrograde in Libra and your career sector on the 27th.
Love no-go dates: 17th & 23rd
The important Jupiter-Pluto connection peaks on the 11th but remains active throughout September, October & November.
Pluto is in your star sign Capricorn and this can be about giving something up that’s not working for you or isn’t good for you. This could indicate letting go of a bad habit, a detox, a declutter or a de-stressing session.
Big planet Jupiter is boosting your personal money sector so whatever you give up could benefit you financially. Jupiter in Aquarius is generous and protective and enjoys risk-taking and having a big vision. Don’t let an old mindset hold you back – be open to abundance.
Mercury Retrograde Tips
There’ll be more advice on Mercury’s retrograde phase next month. For now, here are some top tips on how to prepare before the planet of communication switches direction on September 27th:
- back up important files and correspondence
- deal with any technological niggles or transport issues
- line up key meetings or interviews
- have those all-important heart-to-hearts
- sign & seal contracts before the end of the month