Consider the peaceful pause in August over. September’s major transits are far and few in-between, but mostly unfavorable all the same. Several major transits include planets entering their fall or detriment signs. In addition to this, Mercury will also station Retrograde once again this month. The over-arching energy for September isn’t the worst or the best but is what you choose to make of it.
Starting on September 6, there will be a New Moon in Virgo. New Moons signify a time of new beginnings. Under the New Moon, a new cycle or chapter has the opportunity to begin, which will pan out over the next six months. Since this New Moon is in Virgo, the themes around the new chapter relate to the Virgin themes of service, health, routine, work, daily grind, and even pets. It can be a fantastic time to manifest a new work routine, whether that’s a new job or a better work-life. It may be a time to beginning planning on a new health practice, such as eating healthier or working out more. For some, this may represent a new chapter in boundaries and service, whether that’s giving more or less time, energy, and resources to others. Finally, some may start thinking about adding a fur friend to their family, or there may be a change in pet relationships! Either way, this New Moon has an earthy, mutable component that allows for flexibility but also organization. It can be a fantastic New Moon for setting realistic goals and game plans.
The Rising signs can manifest a new beginning in these Houses;
- Aries Rising: 6th House of Work, Daily Grind, Routine, Healthy Habits/Practices, Pets
- Taurus Rising: 5th House of Joy, Fun, Hobbies, Past-Times, Pregnancy/Children, Dating/Romance, Drama
- Gemini Rising: 4th House of Home, Family, Heritage, Mother/Mother-Figure
- Cancer Rising: 3rd House of Neighborhood, Local Community, Local/Short-Distance Travel, Communication, & Siblings
- Leo Rising: 2nd House of Personal Finances, Financial Security, Material Items, Personal Property, Values
- Virgo Rising: 1st House of the Self & Perception
- Libra Rising: 12th House of Self-Undoing, Hidden Enemies, Hidden Weaknesses, Hidden Talents
- Scorpio Rising: 11th House of Greater Community, Friends, Friend Groups, Social Groups, Technology, Dreams, Humanity
- Sagittarius Rising: 10th House of Career, Legacy, Recognition, Public Status
- Capricorn Rising: 9th House of Long-Term Travel, Higher Education, Spirituality, Law, Ethics, Morals, Beliefs
- Aquarius Rising: 8th House of Merging, Joint Assets/Finances, Marriages/Divorces, Taboo, Occult, Psychology, Sexual Bonds
- Pisces Rising: 7th House of Contracts, Commitments, Partners (of all kinds)
Four days later, Venus leaves its domicile in Libra for exile in Scorpio. Venus in Scorpio is detriment or exile, inferring that Venus is not expressed favorably in the sign of Scorpio. While the debility of this transit is apparent, there are both shadow and light attributes of it to consider when looking at the transit as a whole. This implies that the exile Venus can still operate favorably. When it comes to money, Venus in Scorpio is strategic. Scorpio is associated with ruling the 8th House of Merged Assets and Joint Investments. So, in the sign of Venus, this transit can be perfect for committing to joint financial ventures. Venus in Scorpio is intelligent, intuitive, and resourceful with financial matters. This may be a time where significant assets and bonds come into play. Think financial marriages, such as a mutual investment or a contract signed between partners. Venus in Scorpio can be controlled with assets, as security is a huge focus for this transit. So, be wary of being overbearing or controlling with financial matters at this time. There is a fine line to walk between healthy introspection and obsession regarding finances. Opportunities to gain or invest may come at surprising times, likely in a taboo or unusual manner. Venus in Scorpio isn’t afraid to look at a risque investment. It can be a perfect transit to consider a financial opportunity that is out of one’s general comfort zone. Since Scorpio is such a mysterious sign, it would be wise to keep financial moves under wraps. Move in silence when it comes to money matters. When it comes to beauty, Venus in Scorpio has a dark elegance. There’s a certain allure to this transit. It’s bewitching, somber yet magnetic. Venus in Scorpio is a time to dive into a duskier palette. It can be a perfect transit to experiment with dark wine colors, mulberry, deep purples, rich reds, and all shades of black. Make-up, hair, and style may take on a flair for the dramatic. Venus in Scorpio desires a strong, stand-out look that is both sultry and somber. It can be a bit vampiric, modern gothic, and/or witchy. It’s the type of transit to dive into a different, if not taboo, beauty style. Because Scorpio is a sexual sign, it can also come out in appearance. Venus in Scorpio may be more oriented to showing off skin, or one’s figure. This transit is all about sexual empowerment through a dark palette and strong presentation of appearance. Finally, Venus in Scorpio walks the fine line between adorant love and stalker-worthy passion in love. If appraised correctly, Venus in Scorpio can drastically transform any love life for the better. For singles, it may be a time of heavy self-reflection for what is desired in romance, relationships, and commitment. It can be a fantastic transit to make or break a situationship. Venus in Scorpio demands commitment on soul-level, so singles may have an easier time rejecting surface-level puppy love for something more meaningful. It can also be a time where love and lust are easily confused. Either way, Venus in Scorpio can drastically change the course of a single’s take in commitment. For couples, Venus in Scorpio can change the course of the relationship. It may be a transit where couples do deeper soul searching together to bring more meaning to their connection. Venus in Scorpio may also ask for a higher level of intimacy, which can look incredibly different in all types of relationships. Some couples may use this transit to further merge their individual lives into one, such as moving in together or merging financial assets. The goal with Venus in Scorpio is to transcend intimacy and sexual compatibility without infusing such powerful aspects of a relationship with jealousy and obsession. Under this hypnotic transit, it would be wise to know when to step away before jealousy, possessiveness, obsessiveness, and controlling tendencies get in the way of profound intimacy. The key is trusting one’s intuition in the game of love!
Next up, Mars enters exile in Libra on September 14. Leaving a peregrine Virgo to detriment Libra, Mars is unhappy. To be detriment or exile infers that Mars doesn’t work well in Libra. There can be significant weaknesses associated with a debilitated transit. However, the light and shadow attributes should still be considered when looking at Mars in Libra. With action in mind, Mars in Libra can indulge in cardinal abilities. Libra can be a leader, pioneer, and trailblazer. However, Libra is the sign of “we”, so to act, the group has to be supportive of Libra’s ability to make a decision. Mars in Libra typically knows exactly what it wants to do, however, implementing the decision is another story. This is the type of transit that debates for a considerable amount of time. Mars in Libra will gather all the necessary information and opinions to consider before acting. Other’s opinions, attitudes, and inputs matter greatly. After all, Mars in Libra typically wants to make the socially acceptable decision. So, Mars in Libra will wait to act until the support is there. This is also the type of Mars transit that may do best with a co-leader. The “good cop, bad cop” dynamic may work best for Mars in Libra! The pro for this transit is that Mars in Libra will wait until it’s the right time to take action. Mars in Libra isn’t selfish or impulsive, so any action taken is likely with others and consequences in mind. However, the con for this transit is the waiting game. Mars in Libra may know exactly what it wants, but doing it is another thing entirely, especially when the support isn’t there or the consequences are negatively socially impactful. Either way, Mars in Libra will typically take action that benefits most! When it comes to anger and aggression, Mars is quite uncomfortable expressing it in the sign of Libra. Libra is the sign of the scales, so justice is a must but not in a detrimental manner. Mars in Libra is all about being a devil’s advocate, with the ability to see both sides of any argument. This level-headed air placement is not about to blow up at the slightest inconvenience. However, Mars in Libra will squash its angry feelings down. Resentment tends to build with this type of transit, usually over a significant amount of time with others continually bulldozing Mars in Libra’s weaker boundaries. Mars in Libra will act it out in quite an aggressive manner. But the aggression is facilitated by the air component of Libra, so it doesn’t pack quite the same punch as a fire sign expression. If anything, Mars in Libra carries its anger in a socially ostracizing manner. This is the petty Mars transit. Drama, lies, snubbing, and exclusivity is the warfare style of Mars in Libra. Mars in Libra attacks in social settings. It’s a classic “mean girls” offense. However, Mars in Libra can also go about anger in a devil’s advocate position. If appraised correctly, the “mean girls” offense can be held back. Mars in Libra has the emotional intelligence to hold a conversation where every misgiving is discussed, worked through, and brought back down from any emotional height. It can be a fantastic time to reach a common ground instead of letting resentment build. Finally, Mars in Libra is all about reciprocity in sex. Libra is a mirror-like sign, so sexual expression heavily depends on the other person. Mars in Libra may only act in reciprocation to someone else’s move. Sex, flirting, and dating are likely deferred to someone who can take charge. Under Mars in Libra, one may feel less inclined to make the first move. However, it can be an excellent transit to engage in sexually reciprocal relations. The key to making sex work is becoming more open about what one wants instead of waiting on the partner to figure it out or make the first move.
Under the Full Moon in Pisces on September 20, there will be a gentle ending to chapters and cycles. Full Moons represent the ending of a six-month cycle from when the moon was last in that particular sign but as a new moon. Throughout those six months, themes of that new moon may have come to fruition in whatever House it illuminated for the individual. The Full Moon is wrapping up Pisces and 12th House ideals. It may include compassion, artistic endeavors, dreams, illusions, fantasy, delusion, confusion, service, self-undoing, hidden talents/weaknesses, escapism, and mysticism. Now is the time to clean out the energetic space of your sleeping area and bed. Dream journalling may be of help as you may receive subliminal messages from your dream icons. If you want to spiritually close out this chapter., you may want to look into a bath or shower ritual. No matter what, the Full Moon is the time to honor your emotions while also letting them go.
The Rising Signs should let go of these themes under the Full Moon…
- Aries Rising: 12th House of Self-Undoing, Hidden Enemies, Hidden Weaknesses, Hidden Talents
- Taurus Rising: 11th House of Greater Community, Friends, Friend Groups, Social Groups, Technology, Dreams, Humanity
- Gemini Rising: 10th House of Career, Legacy, Recognition, Public Status
- Cancer Rising: 9th House of Long-Term Travel, Higher Education, Spirituality, Law, Ethics, Morals, Beliefs
- Leo Rising: 8th House of Merging, Joint Assets/Finances, Marriages/Divorces, Taboo, Occult, Psychology, Sexual Bonds
- Virgo Rising: 7th House of Contracts, Commitments, Partners (of all kinds)
- Libra Rising: 6th House of Work, Daily Grind, Routine, Healthy Habits/Practices, Pets
- Scorpio Rising: 5th House of Joy, Fun, Hobbies, Past-Times, Pregnancy/Children, Dating/Romance, Drama
- Sagittarius Rising: 4th House of Home, Family, Heritage, Mother/Mother-Figure
- Capricorn Rising: 3rd House of Neighborhood, Local Community, Local/Short-Distance Travel, Communication, & Siblings
- Aquarius Rising: 2nd House of Personal Finances, Financial Security, Material Items, Personal Property, Values
- Pisces Rising: 1st House of the Self & Perception
We’re officially entering the second half of the Zodiacal year when the Sun enters Libra on September 22! Libra is a cardinal, masculine air sign. During Libra Season, there are heavy themes of romance, justice, balance, and beauty. Libra Season is a great time to couple up, or engage in romance. It can also be an ideal time to seek out reciprocal partnerships of any kind. So, it can be ideal for marriages of all types, from romance to business to platonic. Aside from this, Libra Season may be a time where justice is delivered in significant course cases or political tidings. No matter what, remember to stay balanced throughout Libra Season!
September ends in a Retrograde – ugh! Mercury stations Retrograde in Libra on September 27. Retrogrades are a time to rethink, review, revise. Communication, technology, short-term travel, and local communities typically come under fire during Mercury Retrograde. Expect miscommunication or something lost in translation to occur! Technology will take a hit, so triple-check emails and hold off from selling your Bitcoin. Travel details may be missed as well. Since Mercury is localized, these aspects would show up in immediate groups, communities, and outlets as well. Since this is happening in Libra, additional themes of romance, commitment, contracts, and justice may come into play. It may be a time where it would be wise to hold back from making a serious judgment call on any commitment. Leases, contracts, and agreements should be fact-checked. Watch out for gray areas in any legally binding obligations! On top of this, it may be a time where relationships get quite a reality check. Some relationships may consider going through a break-up or even leveling up to an intenser commitment. Since conversations are skewed at this time, it would be pertinent to hold back from making a life-changing decision in an engagement. This can extend to romantic relationships and business relationships. Finally, the theme of social justice and truth may be more apparent in mass media. There may be an uncovering of infidelities, political schemes, and other suspicious details leaked in the mass media. Get ready for this bumpy ride!
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- September 6: New Moon in Virgo
- September 10: Venus enters Scorpio
- September 14: Mars enters Libra
- September 20: Full Moon in Pisces
- September 22: Sun enters Libra
- September 27: Mercury stations Retrograde in Libra