The first week of September is rather quiet, astrologically speaking. The over-riding feel is of getting down to business. A useful Sun-Pluto trine on September 5th enhances leadership skills for Virgo and the other earth signs, Taurus and Capricorn, and also hints at decisive action against violence or against potential abuse of nuclear weaponry elsewhere in the world.
On September 6th, Venus turns direct. Leo natives will want to grab this "second chance" of love as the planet starts to head towards Virgo again. With Mars trine Uranus on September 8th, the fire signs may be keen to make big, grand, dramatic gestures; this is a very "showy" influence for Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
When Mercury squares Pluto on September 9th, it's important to avoid listening to gossip or reading into things too negatively. Gemini, Libra and Aquarius will all too quick to take offense now, unnecessarily so. Virgo may experience a mini crisis of confidence on September 11th, as the Sun opposes Chiron and spreads a fear of individuality. The pressure to conform may become intense, although the Virgo New Moon on September 12th will help Virgo and the other earth signs, Taurus and Capricorn, to hold their heads up higher.
The middle of September is characterized by confusion and a certain amount of deception. On September 16th, Jupiter opposes Neptune, leaving many of us vulnerable to con artists or stuck in impossibly idealistic fantasies. For the earth signs, being told "no" may be simply impossible to accept. The following day, Mercury turns retrograde in Libra, and brings a period of doubt around personal relationships, especially for the air signs, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius. Lots of reassurance will be necessary, but concrete ways to make people feel better will seem elusive.
On September 17th, Saturn enters Sagittarius. While this may come as something of a relief for Scorpio, Sagittarius and the other fire signs, Aries and Leo, are about to have to grow up quickly. An issue which caused problems back in December 2014, before Saturn's retrograde period, comes back to life and will need careful handling now.
The last 10 days of September look set to be largely positive. A Venus-Uranus trine on September 22nd offers some light relief to the beleaguered fire signs, where a dose of humor and pleasant surprises brings back smiles. The Autumn Equinox in the northern hemisphere on September 23rd finds the Sun arriving in Libra and creating a Sun-Saturn sextile which provides opportunities aplenty for the air signs, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
The following day, Pluto turns direct. For Capricorn and the other cardinal signs, Aries, Cancer and Libra, this marks a new sense of control over life, and less of a victim status. At the same time, Mars enters Virgo, which provides a huge burst of energy to Virgo and the other earth signs, Taurus and Capricorn. Globally, this is a good sign for efforts to address health and sanitation issues in the developing world.
On September 25th, Mars squares up to Saturn, however, which indicates a certain degree of smoldering anger on the world stage. As different countries continue to push all the wrong buttons for one another, a lunar eclipse in Aries on September 27th sets a worryingly aggressive tone. It is to be hoped that when the Sun conjuncts Mercury on September 30th, wise and cool heads will prevail.