Your Monthly Horoscopes: September 2023
September’s horoscope is here to get us back on track. After a challenging July and complicated August, September finally brings some relief and contains some of 2023’s best cosmic weather! Venus retrograde ends on the 3rd allowing us to get our love affairs, style choices and creative projects back on track just as Jupiter goes retrograde on the 4th. With Venus and Jupiter stationing in tandem and firing each other up, the first few weeks of the month are characterized by an excess of sweetness and good vibes (with the possibility of over-indulgence!) that peaks around the 17th.
The only thing breaking up the “good vibes only” feeling is Mercury retrograde through the 15th bringing delays and miscommunications. Though Mercury retrograde is usually quite annoying, this one feels more like a much-needed systems review. The new moon in Virgo on the 14th doubles down on that inspiration to reorganize. Just watch out for some confusion around the 19th when the usually pragmatic sun in Virgo faces off with hazy Neptune.
Libra season begins on the 23rd. Happy birthday to the stylish as they are smart Venus-incarnates from Alicia Silverstone to Zac Efron. Though Libra season is a bit rockier due to upcoming eclipses in October, September ends on a high note with a full moon in Aries on the 29th inspiring bold action that propels us to what’s next.
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Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Though there’s plenty of opportunity to have fun and get paid this month, you’re in a funk. Your ruling planet Mars spends all of September in Libra—your opposite sign—and your usual impulsive behavior is replaced by the desire to consider second and even third opinions before taking action. You’re exhausted and yet you still feel obligated to play the hero, remember to ask, “How am I doing?” on days when you’re pouring a lot from your own cup. Just when you think you’ve run dry or traded in for a whole new personality, the full moon in Aries on the 29th lets you get your groove back—with a vengeance!
As Venus stations direct on the 3rd, you’re pulling yourself out of this summer’s funky will-they-won’t-they situationship and choosing peace. September offers plenty of opportunities to connect in novel and expansive ways if you’re open to it. Once Libra season begins on the 23rd, you feel less obligated to take care of everything and more able to be taken care of.
The new moon in Virgo on the 14th highlights the need to refresh your daily routines and possibly look for a new job or re-evaluate your responsibilities in your current position. Money has been constantly fluctuating over the last couple years and throughout this month you feel more on track with things continuing to improve throughout the fall.
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Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
New Moon in Virgo (9/14): Great first date with a total nerd
Full Moon in Aries (9/29): Silent meditation retreat vibes
Other Key Dates: 9/3, 9/4, 9/17, 9/29
As a Venusian, you feel a huge sense of relief when Venus stations direct on the 3rd. This summer brought so many revelations about your home, family and past (some that you aren’t even ready to talk about), and though there’s still a lot to process, you’re feeling less stuck in the archives and more excited about the future. Change has been a disorienting constant for you and nostalgia has been your drug of choice to keep you afloat. September allows you to feel the pleasures of coming into your own rather than the usual growing pains. Risks are rewarded this month, and those from earlier in the summer may finally pay off, especially around the 17th and 29th.
Mercury retrograde this month might have you feeling like you’re taking a guided tour of all your past love affairs. This is less about wallowing and more about laughing off what didn’t work. The new moon in Virgo on the 14th is for setting intentions for your dating life, but try not to get caught up in anyone else’s story as this month is for doing your own thing.
September begins with your money matters in flux as Mercury retrograde might have your paycheck delayed. On the other side of the coin though, you might finally square up that invoice that’s been hanging for months. The desire to indulge is high, especially around the 17th, but be mindful of going beyond your means.
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Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
New Moon in Virgo (9/14): Treat yourself to a housecleaning service
Full Moon in Aries (9/29): Happy hour with coworkers turns into a rager
Other Key Dates: 9/4, 9/6, 9/15, 9/25, 9/30
Things are slowly coming together behind the scenes for you, Gemini. This isn’t a huge climax, but a more subtle wrapping up and moving on. Your ruling planet Mercury is retrograde in your privacy sector through the 15th, requiring you to revisit family dramas, deal with little projects around the house and shed some baggage from the past that’s been weighing you down. Breakthroughs and clarity arrive on the 6th, and by the time Mercury connects with abundant Jupiter for the final time on the 25th, you’re ready to embrace what’s next with open arms.
With Mars in Libra and your romance sector all month, you’re investing a lot of energy into dating and sex but in some ways, you feel without a clear purpose on the love front. That said, you’re also meeting a lot of both unexpected and likeminded prospects, especially around the 4th and 25th. Some might be lovers but others might be great friends, so keep your mind open to all possibilities.
The first half of the month has you spending a lot of money on your home. By the full moon in Aries on the 29th though, you’re over being a domestic goddess and ready to spend big on an experience. Remember that the desire to overindulge is high this month and think before you click buy.
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Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
New Moon in Virgo (9/14): Great catch up with an old friend
Full Moon in Aries (9/29): A day of praise and recognition
Other Key Dates: 9/23
Venus’ direct station brings an end to the financial stress you’ve been feeling since late July as invoices get paid and that raise finally comes through. Energy builds all month toward the full moon in Aries on the 29th which brings you some much deserved recognition in your career. At the same time though, Mercury retrograde is causing all kinds of delays and miscommunications through the 15th. You’re also arguing with your sister and dealing with a petty landlord as agitating Mars spends the entire month in Libra and your home sector. Not only does this transit cause tension, it also forces you to consider every side of the issue. The new moon on the 14th helps you set up a better schedule and communication boundaries to avoid these problems in the future.
The full moon on August 30th highlighted a values or responsibility shift in your partnership, or gave you a reality check about what you’re looking for in love. Your love life might feel more serious and less romantic than you want right now but learning boundaries is what’s going to help get you back on track.
Venus’ station direct on the 3rd puts the flow back in cash flow as Jupiter’s retrograde station the next day ushers in a more relaxed period for you at work. The full moon on the 29th marks a major accolade or needed recognition in your career that more than makes up for those leaner days.
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Leo (July 23 – Aug 22)
New Moon in Virgo (9/14): Get access to your BFF’s amazing budget template
Full Moon in Aries (9/29): Read a whole book in one sitting
Other Key Dates: 9/3, 9/6, 9/8, 9/15, 9/17, 9/19, 9/21
September is a celebration for you, Leo. While others struggled with boundaries, creative blocks and romantic delays this summer, you were more interested in becoming reacquainted with yourself. Venus’ direct station on the 3rd brings a new haircut, refreshed mindset and exciting new opportunities for your career. There’s some confusion around money to contend with on the 19th as the sun faces off with nebulous Neptune, but otherwise, this is a month of growth, breakthroughs and motivated change. Once Libra season begins on the 23rd, you’re entering one of your busiest times of year filled with community events, lunch dates with friends and exploring new hobbies. Enjoy being in your element—circulate and get all the attention!
The full moon in Pisces on August 30th highlighted power imbalances in your partnership and brought on some difficult but cathartic conversations. Now on the other side, you’re excited to focus on the fun side of love (especially if you’re single) but your time might be better spent dating yourself.
Mercury retrograde through the 15th is an opportunity to review your finances and adjust your budget. If you’re in the process of applying for a new job or asking for a raise, there’s an opportunity to re-negotiate for an even higher rate when Mercury connects with Jupiter on the 4th and 25th.
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Virgo (August 23 – September 23)
New Moon in Virgo (9/14): New moon, new you
Full Moon in Aries (9/29): A risky decision yields a cathartic conversation
Other Key Dates: 9/4, 9/6, 9/15, 9/25, 9/30
Happy solar return, Virgo! September usually has you feeling grounded, embodied, and in your element, but this year, you’re in a season of revision. With your ruling planet Mercury retrograde in your sign through the 15th, you’re being asked to contemplate your identity and self image and consider what’s really important to you vs. what’s something you tried on just to fit into someone else’s story. Clarity arrives on the 6th in the form of exfoliation, a literal or metaphorical shedding of skin. Mercury also connects with Jupiter on both the 4th and the 25th inspiring you to explore. Whether you’re planning trips, going back to school or diving into spirituality, there’s a whole world out there waiting for you.
The intellectually expansive Mercury-Jupiter aspects on the 4th and 25th speak to the many deep connections that are available to you this month. Whether you’re single or partnered, you’re feeling seen, heard and in the process together. Watch out for some disappointment on the 19th though when the sun faces off with Neptune dissolving an unclear romantic situation and allowing you to (however painfully) choose yourself.
Cash has been disappearing from your bank account all summer like sand in an hourglass, but Venus’ direct station on the 3rd brings some much needed improvement to your financial situation. Keep watching what you’re spending but you can treat yourself a little.
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Libra (September 23 – October 21)
New Moon in Virgo (9/14): Block Instagram for the day and read a book
Full Moon in Aries (9/29): Contracts signed! Agreements made! Love blossoms!
Other Key Dates: 9/3, 9/17, 9/23, 9/29
As a Venusian, no one’s as thrilled as you are for the chance to get back on track as Venus retrograde ends on the 3rd. This summer’s friendship shake ups are finally stabilizing which means both more opportunities to connect and also the permission to let go of relationships that leave you drained. Your new social setup is defining for both your personal image and your future dreams, and by the time your season arrives on the 23rd (happy solar return!), you’re feeling the most like yourself that you have in a long time. September also offers financial relief as you pay off debts and gain wiggle room in your day-to-day budget making life more pleasurable and happy hour invites less anxiety provoking.
You’re focused more on yourself than you are on relationships this month, especially during Virgo season when you’re more inclined to rest and remain at a remove. But this all changes at the full moon in Aries on the 29th which highlights a bold new direction for your love life.
Jupiter stations retrograde on the 4th putting an exclamation point on this year’s theme of what’s worth going into debt for?! You’ve received many gifts this year, but you’ve also put a lot on credit. As you pay off debts and slow down your spending, be open to opportunities to receive generosity.
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Scorpio (October 22 – November 21)
New Moon in Virgo (9/14): Make a new friend
Full Moon in Aries (9/29): Health or fitness revelation
Other Key Dates: 9/3, 9/4, 9/17, 9/29
September is for clearing your mind and doing work behind the scenes. Your ruling planet Mars spends the entire month in Libra, and your unconscious sector which can be either meditative or anxiety-provoking depending on the circumstances you find yourself in. Are you happy to take a break or are you desperate to get ahead? Venus’ direct station on the 3rd brings needed movement to job searches and public presentations while Jupiter stationing retrograde on the 4th slows down the fast-paced relationship growth you’ve experienced so far this year. You’re someone who craves stability so of course you’re stressed about how much of your life feels like a blank slate right now, but it’s OK to take some time in the shadows. You’ll be thankful for the rest when the action returns full force later in the fall.
Whether single or partnered, your summer was defined by reconsidering the “status” of your relationships. September offers fewer options and more opportunities to define what you really want. Venus and Jupiter square off on the 17th bringing huge potential for connection and pleasure if you’re willing to take a risk.
Jupiter slows down to station retrograde on the 4th ushering in a slower but more stable season for your finances. You’ve taken on many new clients, contracts and projects this year and now it’s time to keep the budgets tighter as you dream up what’s next on the horizon.
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Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)
New Moon in Virgo (9/14): The world is your oyster!
Full Moon in Aries (9/29): Amazing third date!
Other Key Dates: 9/4, 9/8, 9/17, 9/25, 9/30
September is for maintenance. Jupiter—your ruling planet—stations retrograde on the 4th, which is your cue to slow down and focus on your health and routines. July brought some major tensions in your work-life balance and August found you exploring new modes of travel, education or spirituality. Now’s the time to take what you’ve learned and incorporate it into your daily life. You’re one who’s always tempted to go big or go home, and you’re especially prone to overindulge or overextend yourself this month. Before you sign up for yet another course or yoga retreat or last-minute trip to Maine for the weekend, consider the cost.
There’s plenty of conversations and connections happening this month, but something you thought was a flirtation might turn into more of a business opportunity on both the 4th and the 25th. Things heat up by the full moon in Aries on the 29th though which pushes you into a bold new era for romance.
The full moon in Pisces on August 30th brought a reality check around how you’re spending both your money and your time. A lot of September is spent reviewing career goals and steadying your daily routines so that you can feel less pressure to sing for your supper. The new moon on September 14th lets you take the lead on setting career intentions for the next six months.
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Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)
After a summer of rehashing conflicts, examining power dynamics and getting swept up in complicated romantic situations, you’re excited for back to school energy. Venus retrograde was exhausting! You’re now ready to focus on the simpler things like adjusting to your kids’ after school activity schedule, taking a pottery class and wearing a cute new outfit to happy hour with friends. You’re also wanting to build new skills and explore work opportunities. Agitating Mars is in your career sector all month stirring your desire to get a new job. Once Libra season begins on the 23rd, you have a better idea of what you need to move ahead.
There’s been so much opportunity to date and have fun over the last few months but as Jupiter stations retrograde on the 4th, you’re ready to take a break from the apps and evaluate what happened. With Venus and Jupiter firing each other up throughout the month, you’re tempted to make up for less dates by splurging on treats and binging feel-good TV. Just be mindful of all that literal and figurative sugar.
You took some out of character financial risks this summer, and now’s the time to pause and do some damage control with your credit cards. That being said, with Venus squaring Jupiter on the 17th and Uranus on the 29th, you might have a few more great deals to claim. Why not do one last heist?
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Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)
New Moon in Virgo (9/14): Open a new savings account
Full Moon in Aries (9/29): Communications blowing up your phone!
Other Key Dates: 9/3, 9/4, 9/17, 9/29
There’s never been a better month for you to keep your eyes on your own prize. You’ve been taking a more frugal approach to life this year and though the ongoing Venus-Jupiter square has tempted you to indulge in all kinds of things from expensive mid-century furniture to gifts for your lovers to bottomless takeout, you’re putting any surplus into savings to fund a big dream. You’re so excited about this travel or education opportunity, but be sure to weigh your options before signing any agreements. What’s worth emotional labor or taking out loans for will be clear after Mercury retrograde ends on the 15th.
Venus stations direct on the 3rd concluding your summer tour of exes. What have you learned from all the run-ins with both romantic and platonic partners from your past? Is it possible that the coffee date with your difficult college roommate was more profound than drinks with your former live-in boyfriend? September is for processing these encounters and letting them go.
Virgo season is always a tough one for you, both financially and emotionally. This year you’re tasked with reviewing your assets and consolidating debt. This is an especially good month to meet with a financial advisor or look into refinancing your mortgage. Shop around and take meetings, particularly on the 4th and 25th, just don’t commit to anything until Mercury goes direct on the 15th.
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Pisces (February 19 – March 20)
New Moon in Virgo (9/14): Renewing vows
Full Moon in Aries (9/29): A five-course meal
Other Key Dates: 9/4, 9/8, 9/17, 9/25, 9/30
September starts off on a solid but melancholy note for you. You’re likely still reeling from the reality check full moon in Pisces on August 30th. This has been a huge year for taking back the reins on your mental and physical health, building strength and leaning into a new level of maturity. It’s a lot to hold and you’re doing great! Jupiter—your ruling planet—stations retrograde on the 4th bringing your attention to how much abundance you’ve found in your own little world this year. This month is a literal backyard garden harvest of blessings filled with quality time with close friends, wild nights at the local bar and quick road trips to clear your mind.
Mercury retrograde goes through the 15th and has you reviewing the situation in your closest relationships. Whether you’re considering moving in with your partner, spending time out of town away from your situationship, or wondering if you should tell your best you’ve been in love with them for years, you end the month with a completely rearranged romantic life.
Hot and bothered Mars spends the whole month in your shared resources sector. Though this transit usually corresponds with uninhibited shopping sprees (with money you don’t have), it could also be a great time to aggressively seek out loans or other relief for debt. If you’re having money problems, the energy to solve them is definitely available.
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