September begins with an air of thoughtfulness and hard work. Mercury moves into Virgo on September 5th so rational thinking is favored over subjective feelings. A day later, Saturn turns direct in determined Capricorn, so it’s very much back to business. After an industrious week, some of us may be prone to some negative escapism when the Sun opposes Neptune on September 7th, but we’re making progress and that’s what counts.
Mid-September is a more emotional affair altogether. Venus moves into jealous, manipulative and sometimes vengeful Scorpio on September 9th, while the Virgo New Moon on the same day is very passive and easily led. With Mercury opposing Neptune on September 13th, there’s a lot of confusion in the air and it’s difficult to be sure of people’s motives. Mars squares up to Uranus for the last time this year on September 18th, so tempers may flare once more, especially over love.
Fortunately, the last ten days of the month have a much more positive vibe. Mercury moves into Libra on September 21st bringing us a light-hearted and laid-back approach to life. The Sun follows suit the next day, heralding the Fall Equinox, a time of balance and harmony. An Aries Full Moon on September 24th is indicative of fresh optimism, enthusiasm and a sense of fun. It is square to Saturn, however – a gentle reminder that while we’re enjoying life, we do still have responsibilities.