This is a busy month…
…as we get back to school and prepare for the fall
by Lilly Roddy
Illustration by David Eduardo Flores Perez
The Full Moon on the 8th in Pisces will keep you aware of all the tasks you have to get done this month. Don’t overload yourself, especially in the first half of the month. The New Moon on the 24th in Libra will open you up to new possibilities in relationships and help to create a dialogue with those closest to you. • Overall, the first half of September is much more dynamic and challenging while the second half is more laid-back—you may even have a hard time getting motivated. • And our old friend Mercury is going retrograde right at the end of the month (September 29–October 30). This is a very good time to take care of what’s in front of you, instead of starting new projects. • The Sun enters Libra on September 22 at 9:29 p.m. This is the Autumnal Equinox, or the first day of fall—a time of harvest and preparing for winter. • Good days this month are the 3rd, 8th, 11th, 14th, and 25th. Days with more tension are the 9th, 10th, 13th, 21st, and 22nd.
ARIES (March 21–April 19). Habits and routines are being examined this month, and it’s a good time to work on improving your health regime. You are more sensitive to your work environment, and difficulties among coworkers can really bug you. Relationships are much more important by mid month. You will want to have some dialogue on what’s working and what’s not, or tensions could be strong. Keep your options open.
TAURUS (April 20–May 20). You continue to have a busy month as you plan ahead and try to keep up with your current agenda. You are feeling more social than usual, and this trend will continue for the next couple of months. You take a more laid-back approach in the first half of the month, but that shifts at mid month as you begin to get a lot more focused. Relationship issues may arise near the end of the month. This can be a time to talk through problems that have been bothering you for awhile.
GEMINI (May 21–June 21). Home and family are highlighted this month, so you’ll want to get your home cleaned up and organized. It’s a good time to focus on what really makes you feel emotionally secure. After mid month, relationships need your attention. If you are single, this is a good time to put yourself out there for the next couple of weeks. If you are involved, this is an excellent time to put some fun and adventure back in your partnership. If you don’t, anger and confrontation can show up if you’ve been ignoring your relationship. Your energy levels are much stronger in the latter part of the month.
CANCER (June 22–July 22). The Moon Kids have a lot to say this month, and you want to be heard. This can be especially strong on the 9th and 13th. After the 14th, you should work on improving your health and making your work environment run more efficiently. By mid month, you are much more of a homebody, and you’ll be keeping your energies there. Keep a handle on your spending.
LEO (July 23–August 22). You are definitely feeling more upbeat this month, and still on track with your future planning and goal setting. September is a great time to be cleaning out stuff. After mid month, you want to be more socially active as you take a break from your current routine. You are much more playful and laid-back, and by the end of the month you’re feeling a big nostalgic. Enjoy your memories!
VIRGO (August 23–September 22). Happy Birthday to the Virgoans! This is your personal yearly cycle when you look back over the last year and set new goals. You are continuing to work at getting your finances in order. This is especially strong at the end of this month and into October. You are definitely more guarded in your conversations. By the end of the month, you want to take a break from it all.
LIBRA (September 23–October 23). There are some very mixed energies for you in September. For the first half of the month, you are more in a retreat mode as you take a break from social activities. They don’t go away, but you just need a break. You are back into it at the end of the month. Restrictive relationships aren’t working for you, and you’ll do something about that if you aren’t being heard. Finances are still your underlying focus.
SCORPIO (October 24–November 21). You are being drawn to the light this month as you begin to come out from under this long-term self evaluation you have been going through. This is a good month to look for new employment, go back to school, or just enjoy the spotlight. Groups and organizations are highlighted this month. At the end of the month, you are more introspective. Take some time to relax and enjoy the solitude.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22–December 21). Career activity is very strong this month, and you have been looking for something that is more satisfying. With Mars (planet of action) entering your sign on the 14th for the next 45 days, you will have plenty of energy. You are feeling the demands of your career, and you are ready! Relationships are not so smooth if people are not receptive to your actions. The end of the month is a bit more reflective. Take the time to see yourself as clearly as possible.
CAPRICORN (December 22–January 19). As the month begins, you are more relaxed and not feeling that consistent drive to change everything in life tomorrow—except on the 9th and 13th. Take some time to gain a little perspective. At the end of the month, Mercury is retrograde in your career sector. You will be looking back to determine how happy you are now. This can be a good time to get your views out there. If you are being ignored, you may be looking for greener pastures.
AQUARIUS (January 20–February 18). Things are continuing to improve, putting you in an upbeat and perky mood. You have been making long-term plans that are particularly focused on your career, and now you are putting them into action. The first half of the month is more of a time for reflection about existing relationships. The latter half is a more socially active time, and you want to bring new friends into your life. At the very end of the month, you take one last look at your goals before setting your fence posts in cement.
PISCES (February 19–March 20). Relationships are on the menu for you this month. If you are in one, this is a good time for renewal. If you are looking, this is a good month to put yourself out there. You continue to be in an overall “retreat” mode, but not quite as much during the first half of the month. Career activity is very active with Mars (planet of action) moving into that area. You want to have your say. This can be a time to clear the air between you and the people you work with. If not, tensions may arise. The last part of the month has you back in retreat mode