September Sun Signs

Phew! September has been a whirl of activity already and we are only a few days in! If you feel like you haven’t had a moment to pause for breath it’s no surprise. Within the first few days of the month every planet is involved in a rare and complex series of connections with each other. This unusual dynamic will be reflected by an increased activity in our everyday lives. We are in Virgo season and this is when the faster moving planets travel through this Mercury ruled earth sign, so we get busy, busy, busy. Virgo likes to get things organised and arranged and completed and all things put into their proper place, just as they should be.  In addition to the Sun, Mercury and Venus, this year we have Mars in the mix as well. The drive, energy and assertion that Mars brings to Virgo expresses itself through attention to detail and the urge to put things right. On the 3rd there is an exact conjunction of Mercury Sun and Mars which puts the force of Mars and the words of Mercury under the positive power of the Sun. This is a good day for getting yourself heard in a really beneficial and constructive way.  The 5th 6th and 7th pull Pluto, Neptune, Saturn and Jupiter into the mix and so the clearing up and clearing out of any unhelpful or worn out possessions and habits is helped by the positive aspects involved. Whilst the challenging aspects give us the chance to question and consider what we are taking on and including as part of our life.  You will likely feel that there is not enough time or energy available to manage the tasks, the people, the deadlines and the talk. 

This is going to affect everyone but especially anyone with planets between 10 – 20 degrees of the earth signs, Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn and the mutable signs Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces.

As we reach the mid month the sense of being slightly overwhelmed by so many things to complete and new starts to  integrate should settle into steady pace of increasingly good social connections and pleasant opportunities. We may even feel like this is the best it’s been so far this year. Without the intensity, we can still get a lot done. We may rebuild some burnt bridges or set out some new ones.  After the Full Moon on 14th we can really sense that the tide has turned from being a relentless struggle or almost unmanageable tidal wave and now it’s seems like plain sailing.  The Full Moon coincides with Venus and Mercury moving into Libra, which bodes well for relationships, better finances and good connections, and also the third and final challenging square between Jupiter and Neptune that has been a major theme this year. The big planet Jupiter wants expansion, improvement and new horizons ,whilst Neptune takes us beyond any physical boundary into the world beyond,  into the world of our dreams and spiritual aspirations. This year these two planets have given us plenty of opportunity to discover if our plans are actually made up of goals that we can realise or just a sentiment that we dream about but will never reach. Now at the third stroke it is time to put aside the unobtainable or undesirable and fully reach out to the level  that matches out true potential.  It is time to go for our personal gold. We have been preparing for the longest time and many times this year felt frustrated by the lack of progress or a clear path to take.  Saturn, that planet of constraint and restriction is finally moving forward again on the 18th and although it takes a while to build up some new momentum at least it’s not taking us back to those old issues again.  The sense of release and new possibility can hit home on many levels now. The Sun moves into Libra on 23rd to join with  Venus and Mercury who have been there since the Full Moon and this signals another shift that will feel like a weight lifting off our shoulders. We are still busy but it feels less like hard work and more like we have some pleasure and leisure time, at last.

This month we have a Full Moon in 22° Pisces on the 14th September at 5.32am and a New Moon in 6° Libra on the 28th at 7.26pm. 

Aries: You’re sorting through the experiences of the last several months, separating the precious from the worthless, salvaging what you can. These next two weeks are a time self examination. You want to get things right and contribute something worthwhile. You are happy to take on new opportunities now. Make time to talk things through and you may find sincere understanding coming from friends or co-workers. The needed support will be offered if they see your true intention is to be helpful and give something of yourself. Taking care of your needs both spiritually and physically is a balancing act you can achieve now. 

Taurus: Your attention will be on improving and making the best of a current situation in the next week. Try to bring an unusual twist or insight to anything you have to accomplish now. During the Full Moon phase you can reap rewards from past efforts. There is a strong support and good will from those around you. Remember though that not everyone is ready to make the required changes at the same time as you. Your vision is probably farther reaching than theirs and includes the broader issues.  After the the 15th you will see your creativity increase and have an enhanced  sense of enjoyment.

Gemini: You’ve created  a solid base to build on in recent weeks so now decide how you can make it work to your benefit. You know what your  limits are and it’s time to move forward. Now you can see what was holding you back. This next phase marks a welcome end to so much self questioning and uncertain feelings. Emotional issues may not be your priority as you approach this Full Moon so if you encounter a cold shoulder, don’t be surprised. Misunderstandings can be the result of having a different agenda but the later part of the month will see improved communications.  

Cancer: The coming Full Moon is the culmination of energies from the past two weeks so now you can push on toward whatever goals you have in mind. Whilst you have the right mood compelling you, it’s a good time to adopt a new approach. You want to improve your position and are willing to take advice or seek extra knowledge. There maybe additional details, communications or travelling to attend to but keep your focus on the bigger picture. Backed up by so much strong energy you are likely to feel an incredible drive to accomplish and achieve in life.

Leo: You find yourself thinking about your needs in relationship to the others in your life and how much time you have to offer them. Consider how much your physical needs and personal resources are already tied up. You’ll need a balance so no one feels overly indebted. This Full Moon you’ll have the courage to do some serious mental or physical housecleaning. Throw out any useless things you’ve been hoarding and make some space in your life. The burst of freedom will do you good and make it easier to keep things in perspective. 

Virgo: With the Sun in your sign and this Month’s Full Moon focus on your house of relationships it’s no surprise that you want to take a fresh look at your close associations. You’re inclined to let go of anything you believe to be holding you back or simply uninspiring. Find a balance between individual or personal concerns and any desire you have to be of help or service. Doubts fade into the background as a new sense of self, a more assertive personal style and a more dynamic approach to life emerges now. Your relationships need to reflect this energy so everyone gets a good deal. 

Libra: This month is a time of change. You have been considering your foundations, responsibilities and basic needs for security. Your practical sense is enhanced and you are able to make difficult decisions affecting your material welfare. What you willingly sacrifice now will be more than repaid with an increased ability to make your dreams a reality later.  The Full Moon will intensify any effort on your part to improve your health, diet, and physical condition. Being of service to others or taking on extra responsibilities this month will prove to have been an investment in your own future in the long run. 

Scorpio: You want to make your dreams a reality and any attempt to put into practice your hopes and ambitions will pay dividends this month. Your tendency to compromise and settle for less than you are capable of can be a problem. Tension results when you ignore your own desires for achievement or acknowledgement. This Full Moon brings you a very creative phase so allow yourself time to be playful with any new ideas and inspiration you experience. You may then find that you’re actually on course, full steam ahead, for getting to where you want to be. 

Sagittarius: Your feelings and sense of security may find you seeking seclusion for a time or losing yourself in past memories. Events make it difficult to make good decisions concerning your life direction. However, it’s a good time to make some changes so you can reach new levels. The Full Moon shines on your home and private life, which could be very rewarding now. Circumstances may urge you on to make a greater effort. But don’t overdo things or try to go too far too fast. Despite appearances things are working with, rather than against, you so don’t get overwhelmed. Let things take their natural course. 

Capricorn: The next two weeks is the perfect time to act on any impulses to better your self. Take up a study course, make a journey, or just mix with people who are culturally different to you.  A career opportunity or the chance to impress someone of importance is likely during this Full Moon phase. Giving extra attention to details and keeping up with everyday business could be time consuming but the small things also contribute to the longer term plan. Feeling good about yourself and what you are doing with your time ensures an improved sense of well being. 

Aquarius: This month is a time for getting down to business. Start by stripping away and discarding non essential items, memories and old habits. It’s a good time to put the past behind you as you’re likely to be less sentimental during the next weeks. Keep moving onwards, concentrating on the important things. Use your imagination and follow your intuition as  you focus on your goals and ambitions around the Full Moon. The drive to improve your finances and material security is strong now and you could find some welcome inspiration for a new direction or possibility you hadn’t previously considered.

Pisces: You want to assert yourself and take the lead now. You may not always get full support from others as you tend to create resistance in those around you. Some may even find you unusually overbearing, as your enthusiasm runs counter to whatever is wanted by them. Your basic energy and vital principles are strong around the Full Moon so you will soon manage to charm even the most obstinate. Your desire to get out and about to express yourself could find you enjoying an extra busy social scene later this month. 

Kate Arbon

Kate Arbon is a professional Astrologer based in West Cork.

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