This Month in Astrology – September 2022
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On August 27th, the New Moon occurred in the sign of Virgo, prompting a new beginning. This New Moon influences September and promises us opportunities to take charge of our lives by organizing, editing, refining work, and paying better attention to health. It’s a fertile and productive time. We’re ready to take charge of our daily routines, work, or pursuit of wellness. With this lunation’s square to Mars in Gemini, we can do battle with ourselves, others, or the outside world. While we’re strongly motivated to attend to our duties, personal interests, distractions, and general busyness can compete for our attention.
This month, on September 9th, Mercury turns retrograde in the sign of Libra. and will remain retrograde until October 2nd. Mercury is retrograde from September 9-23 in the sign of Libra, after which it returns to the sign of Virgo.
With Mercury retrograde in Libra from the 9-23, we’re especially slow to reach a decision – possibly painfully slow, as our minds bounce back and forth between the alternatives, finding merits for any and all of them! This period may affect our close partnerships the most. We might rethink old positions and relationships, and our observations tend to be particularly idealized. In a general sense, retrograde Mercury periods send us to the past for more or previously hidden information. They’re cycles for learning to let go of control and overthinking.
With retrograde Mercury in Virgo from the 23rd forward, we might look at past decisions and ideas from a new, possibly enlightened perspective, although we may be especially analytical and critical, perhaps to excess. We tend to return to past projects and refine or tweak them. We may feel stuck in the past if we continually redo and don’t feel satisfied with the results, however. We can find usefulness in old or past ideas and recycle them in new ways. This is a good time for reviewing recent work, as long as we don’t get caught in a loop of perfectionism. We might discover new ways of doing work that has become routine, or we might consider renewing old self-care, health, or fitness programs. Plans may be considered then reconsidered. We are in a good position to reevaluate our routines and habits, and we might give more thought to the meaning of our work or services.
On September 10th, a Full Moon occurs in the sign of Pisces. This lunation reminds us to consider our spiritual and emotional wellness in the equation. The key to balance lies in identifying and expressing our spiritual needs while maintaining order in our everyday lives. Neglecting either end of the Virgo-Pisces axis will surely backfire–we would either be living in chaos or excessive order.
On September 21st, Jupiter forms a semisquare with Saturn. The Jupiter-Saturn semi-square first occurred on July 21st, and it will recur on March 21st, 2023. When we think in big terms, or if we have the urge to expand, we confront obstacles or face reality. Some re-structuring of our lives and business goals is now in order. There is no “easy fix” just now – we need to keep working hard and can make good progress, even if there are fits and starts. Under this influence, it’s best to breathe new life into old plans rather than to strike out with a new plan altogether. We should watch for overextension, which can lead to frustration.
On September 25th, the New Moon occurs in the sign of Libra, prompting a new beginning. It’s a time for taking charge of our relationships and giving them their due attention, as well as working on our negotiation and partnering skills. Resolution of conflicts is in focus. Because this lunation is opposite Jupiter, we should watch for exaggeration and excess. However, we do need a fresh start. Shooting too high or too far won’t help us achieve our goals sooner. A Mars-Saturn trine can help us see the value of pacing ourselves and keeping our feet on the ground.
On the 28th, Jupiter forms a semi-square with Uranus. This is the second of three transits, with the other two perfections on May 11th and December 23rd. This transit is a minor but longer-term aspect. We can feel a little restless, wanting to grow, improve, and innovate, but we’re not necessarily focused. We could find it difficult to agree with others, or it’s hard to find common ground. We need to be willing to make changes in our lives now, or change will come in perhaps unwanted forms. This is a rebellious, restless influence, and we should avoid random moves. It’s best to tap into areas that may need some attention and improvement. We might open ourselves up to new ways of thinking, but we could also too easily avoid taking responsibility for things that truly matter. While watching for impractical ventures and unusual tangents with weak staying power, we should connect with our desire to innovate.
|Sep 3||1:31 AM||True Node semi-sextile Chiron||TNo 15 Tau 35'
Chi 15 Ari 35'Rx
|Sep 3||2:08 PM||First Quarter Moon||11 Sag 14'|
|Sep 5||12:05 AM||Venus enters Virgo||Ven 0 Vir 00'|
|Sep 6||12:58 AM||Pallas enters Cancer||Pal 0 Can 00'|
|Sep 6||8:41 AM||True Node semi-sextile Chiron||TNo 15 Tau 28'
Chi 15 Ari 28'
|Sep 9||11:38 PM||Mercury Retrograde||Mer 8 Lib 55'Rx|
|Sep 10||5:59 AM||Full Moon in Pisces||17 Pisces 41'|
|Sep 17||5:52 PM||Last Quarter Moon||24 Gem 59'|
|Sep 21||8:07 AM||Jupiter semi-square Saturn||Jup 4 Ari 24'Rx
Sat 19 Aqu 24'Rx
|Sep 22||9:04 PM||Sun enters Libra||Sun 0 Lib 00'|
|Sep 23||8:04 AM||Mercury Rx enters Virgo||Mer Vir Rx|
|Sep 25||5:54 PM||New Moon in Libra||2 Libra 49'|
|Sep 28||2:58 PM||Jupiter semi-square Uranus||Jup 3 Ari 26'Rx
Ura 18 Tau 26'Rx
|Sep 29||3:49 AM||Venus enters Libra||Ven 0 Lib 00'|
|Sep 29||4:55 AM||Ceres enters Virgo||Cer 0 Vir 00'|
(See the the full table for 2022)
See also: This Week in Astrology week to week for more detail.
This Month’s Overview Horoscopes
The following horoscopes outline how the above astrological influences might affect each individual sign.
Overview horoscopes fill in here as I write them, ideally during the week before the month begins. It is not unusual to see some signs temporarily missing as I write the twelve of them over the course of a few days, starting with the featured sign of the month (birthday month).
September 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Aries:
September brings good energy for getting your life into better order, dear Aries, although it can also be quite busy and sometimes hectic. Taking charge of your work and health routines is rewarding--the need to lead a more organized, productive, and healthier lifestyle is in the foreground. Partnerships and relationships are also a strong focus this month, while you're especially passionate about your personal interests, projects, or ideas.
The month brings strong themes of chores, work, health, routines, communications, learning, services, daily affairs, diet, and habits. You're managing and improving some of these areas of life, but it can also be a time of dissatisfaction that fuels the need to make changes.
From the 5-29, you could find more enjoyment in your daily affairs. You could acquire new skills, enjoy romantic or social activities related to your work or health goals, or improve relationships with the people you spend time with daily. While this is not the most sociable of times for you outside of your routine, it's a good time to make changes that help you feel more comfortable with your day-to-day life. You have wonderful ideas for improving your personal environment. There can be good connections with the right health care expert for some, or information that helps you take better care of your work and health.
It's a busy month for learning, sharing, and enjoying personal interests. There can be times when you're so busy that you can be a little impatient or impulsive with speech, movement, and even the written word. Kept under check, it can be a good period for connecting and enjoying mental activities. You are more willing to let something go to move forward.
With Mercury retrograde from the 9th forward, it's a time to revise, perfect, and edit. This retrograde begins in your partnership sector, suggesting some slowdowns or delays, likely related to a significant person in your life. It's not the time to push something big–instead, look at the details and get the smaller, essential jobs out of the way.
The Full Moon on the 10th can remind you of the need to slow down, especially if you've been busier than usual and neglecting to take moments to catch your breath, reflect, and restore your energy.
While there's a relatively strong focus on the background areas of your life, your personal appeal runs high. You seem to instinctively sniff out opportunities in unlikely places. There can be good news, a beneficial conversation, or new information that benefits you down the road.
Jupiter's presence in your sign has boosted your confidence and stirred a desire for a little more independence. You're putting more faith in yourself. With Jupiter retrograde and in minor aspect with Saturn and Uranus, it's a good time to explore what, if anything, is holding you back from fully realizing Jupiter's opportunities and gifts. Aim to address any feelings of unworthiness or guilt that may emerge now.
From the 22nd, partnerships and social matters assume more importance. This theme will grow in October, but for now, you might look to a special friend or partner for inspiration.
Retrograde Mercury returns to your health and work sector on the 23rd, alerting you to projects or programs that require a second look. Even if some communication channels seem less effective during the retrograde cycle, the situation can motivate you to find new and creative ways to get your message across.
After the New Moon on the 25th, you could experience new levels and layers in a current relationship or begin a new partnership. You're likely to make good use of a deliberate pace, and you're ready to put in some effort towards achieving goals, particularly those related to learning, communicating, and connecting. If you can benefit from some study, the last few days of September are strong. Whether you're catching up or getting ahead of yourself, efforts to learn can be very successful now.
September 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Taurus:
Friendships and romantic connections are a natural focus in September, dear Taurus. Your powers of attraction run very high this month. Your enthusiasm increases for studies and other activities that broaden your mind or horizons. Work begins to assume bigger proportions in your life as the month progresses. Still, creativity remains high. It's not enough to follow a routine - you are challenged to bring a new perspective and alternative methods to whatever you produce. You can be driven to improve your health and work after the New Moon on the 25th.
But first, you're ready to enjoy and express yourself! You feel good from the inside out, and this radiates outward--you attract favorable circumstances. Hobbies and leisure pursuits can be in strong, pleasant focus. Your magnetism and sense of fun are strong. Venus spends the 5-29 in harmony with your sign as it transits your sector of joy, pleasure, and expression. You not only share your affection more freely, but you also receive love and compliments more confidently.
Mars in your resources sector all month boosts your desire to live more comfortably and with a stronger feeling of security. You want to build upon and improve your current circumstances. Benefits can come from hidden or unexpected places or from resources you never knew you had. Efforts you make now can open the doorway to an increase in income down the road.
Misunderstandings and slowdowns are likely with Mercury retrograde from the 9th forward. However, if you avoid pushing things that aren't ready to move, the month is vital for connecting with your heart. You'll benefit from catching your breath and reviewing recent projects. From the 9-23, Mercury is retrograde in your work and health sector, and you see old routines, work projects, and ventures in a brand new light. While it's not yet the time for new launches, the 23rd can be a turning point of sorts regarding thinking on these matters, putting you on the path towards increased clarity.
After the 23rd, Mercury is still retrograde (until October 2nd) but retreats into your sector of joy and pleasure. Up until the 23rd, delays mainly affected your work and routines, but now, backtracking may affect a relationship or creative pursuit. You could spend time revising and reviewing, which seems to slow things down. However, work put in now can help you tremendously in the coming months. Information blocks can still figure strongly, but they're now more likely related to matters of the heart.
The Full Moon on the 10th stirs activity in your social life, or it opens your heart to your feelings about a friendship or special project. Buried or unacknowledged feelings emerge now, and these emotions may be about a relationship, or they can serve to rekindle an interest in a project you haven't yet fully pursued.
Romantic and creative energy is pleasant this month, and you appreciate this, but your focus is also shifting towards getting important work done and pursuing health goals. In the last week of the month, you might need to go back over work that you previously thought was complete. Plans seem to back up or stall, but this can be a blessing in disguise, as they require some refinement.
The Sun moving into your solar sixth house on the 22nd further fills out a work and health theme in your life. You'll focus on developing skills, improving your daily routines, and improving your habits--activities that will continue into October. The New Moon on the 25th stirs a need for a fresh start in these areas.
As the month draws to a close, you're also in good shape to work on career or money-making projects and take steps towards a practical goal. You recognize the importance of strategy and patience. Fortunately, you're more inclined to enjoy your duties and daily affairs.
September 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Gemini:
Your personal life, home, or domestic world are in strong focus in September, dear Gemini, and home improvement endeavors are in favor. You might repair relationships or grow closer to someone. Bringing more harmony and calm to your home life is a theme. A strong period for romantic and creative pursuits is on the horizon, and it begins this month. In the meantime, you're getting your bearings.
Even so, with Mars in your sign all month, you often act on instincts, sometimes jumping into things without thinking. You may want to watch what you promise or commit to, which might later seem injudicious. It can be a time to tap into your enterprising side. Mars spurs you on and motivates you to pursue your desires. You want to make things happen, and while you can be a little headstrong and impatient sometimes, this is a strong time for knowing what you want and getting things done. Certainly, your enthusiasm is building.
Your ideas are received especially well as you begin the month, and your social life can get a nice boost. You are always a persuasive personality, but this period adds more charm and warmth to your presentation. Mercury turns retrograde on the 9th, however, which can introduce some delays or redirections. Aim to slow down a little and give people space. There can be some backtracking affecting your romantic relationships or projects, but it also gives you the chance to rethink certain plans and get them right.
Consider that Mercury retrograde periods are fertile for review and reflection. And, on the 22-26, a new perspective on the past benefits you. However, the beginning and end dates (Mercury is retrograde from September 9-October 2) can be disorienting for information sharing and processing. It may be best to reserve judgment around those dates.
With Venus in your solar fourth house from the 5-29, if things are out of balance on the home front, you do whatever you can to create a peaceful and stable atmosphere. You could be a little more cautious or hesitant with your affections, money, or pursuit of pleasure. Improved living conditions and arrangements or family relationships can be a theme. You seek more harmony, comfort, beauty, and balance in your personal life. Real estate matters can be favorable now. You gain inspiration from your deeper connections with a person or project, family connections, and realizations or discoveries about psychological issues.
The Full Moon on the 10th can bring an obligation to light or a turning point to a life-path goal. It's possible that you're now in the position to manage or lead, or you arrive at a meaningful realization about your work, true calling, business, career, reputation, and true feelings about your life's direction.
With an emphasis on your solar fourth house and your planetary ruler retrograde much of September, it's a quieter or slower period in your life. There's a general need or desire to look to the past before moving forward.
While you shouldn't get stuck in the past, a review is entirely appropriate, and possibly even profitable and beneficial. However, your sector of joy, leisure, and self-expression is gaining prominence, and more and more, you're coming out of your shell. The Sun heads into this area of your solar chart on the 22nd, encouraging you to follow your heart. The New Moon on the 25th prompts a new beginning with your creative or romantic pursuits.
Still, you're interested in tangible results and rewards as September closes. A productive boost can be related to education, sharing, or publishing. You're earning respect, particularly for what you know or how you share your ideas.
September 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Cancer:
In September, learning, sharing, and connecting are in strong focus, dear Cancer. You seek mental stimulation, and you're sure to find it! Increasingly, your home or family life becomes a focal point as the month progresses. While there can be minor upsets or competitive energy to manage, you are also in a powerful position to resolve long-standing problems.
You have a stronger desire than usual to communicate your ideas. Siblings, relatives, and neighbors could play a more vital role in your life. Venus moves into your communications sector on the 5th and visits until the 29th. This transit boosts your communication skills and enhances the pleasure you take in sharing and learning. You may be verbalizing your affections with success, and loving words or sweet talk can figure strongly. Your studies, games, learning, and connecting are more enjoyable and satisfying. Putting your feelers out for new information comes naturally and can benefit you.
Mind you, Mercury is retrograde from the 9th forward, and from the 23rd forward, this happens in your communications sector, introducing some complications! While there can certainly be some misunderstandings, your communications are warm enough to smooth things over. Mercury's retrograde is a good time for processing and catching up. If you've been racing ahead of yourself, you may have missed something important, and now is your chance to discover it or digest and rethink things. There is much to enjoy and learn, even if (and perhaps because) you're waiting.
With Mars in the sign behind yours all month, you could feel compelled to do something about a burdensome situation. Mars visits this sector for longer than usual (until March 2023), extending this process of reviewing the past and restoring your energy. With this transit, there is a retiring quality to your personality. It can be a time for stepping back from your goals just a little to gain a new perspective. You might identify a pursuit that is better off put to rest.
The Full Moon on the 10th occurs in your adventure and learning sector, stirring a desire to break the routine, follow your interests, pursue a new way of thinking, or share your ideas. It's about venturing into unknown territory to discover new ways of looking at your life, which requires some courage. Your curiosity and need for variety have led to a busy pace. While there is a lot to deal with in the short term, you can also find time for long-term vision and planning.
New opportunities and rewards can come because you're willing to entertain unusual ideas, and exploring different ways of communicating can be satisfying.
The Sun's move into your home and family sector on the 22nd boosts a theme of domestic improvements. You're dreaming up ways to make your home life more inviting. Through new information, musings, conversations, or meetings, you may gain further insight into past matters related to childhood, family, and home life. These can ultimately lead to meaningful new ideas and directions.
The New Moon on the 25th encourages a fresh start to your personal life, attention to family, and the need for safety and security. You're in good shape to work behind the scenes. You have the patience to see something through, or at least to work on something that doesn't have immediate rewards and results in the days following. You're far more interested in putting your efforts into endeavors with the potential to last. There can be pleasant intensity or activity in an intimate relationship and possibly with home projects. You may be exploring new ways of relating that are far more practical and effective.
September 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Leo:
Money, comfort, security, and connecting are in focus this month, dear Leo. It's a time to appreciate and develop your natural talents, and you have an intuitive sense for using them resourcefully and to your advantage. You can feel the need for a fresh start or approach with finances, income, valuables, self-esteem, or comfort matters.
You're taking a stronger interest in money and personal resources in September. Making money, acquiring new things, or improving and building upon your current resources can be satisfying. It can be a time for bonuses and raises.
September can be a rather indulgent month. You are certainly more interested in comfort and luxury items and are inclined to splurge a little. Fortunately, your powers to attract the things you want and need are strong.
While you crave predictability this month, you gravitate to new ideas and different approaches. Networking, sharing, and connecting with others can figure strongly. Friends or associates can be a source of opportunity to expand your knowledge and experience. Connections you make now can have a strong impact on your life. It's a time of actively pursuing leads and prioritizing your happiness goals. Contributing is satisfying.
Watch for being a little too quick to communicate or present your ideas before they're truly ready with Mercury slowing down (it turns retrograde on the 9th). Fortunately, you're brimming with ideas and excited about certain projects and interests that motivate you.
Love matters are particularly influenced by practical considerations this month. Venus spends the 5-29 in your solar second house, and the focus is on building or enjoying your resources. Attracting the right things to you comes naturally. Getting along well with others can be one way to boost your business or income. There can be relaxing moments to explore your talents. You might also more fully enjoy activities that soothe, comfort, and boost your confidence.
With Mercury retrograde from the 9th forward, you might review different elements of your life and question where things are going. Editing current pursuits seems more prudent than taking on all-new ones. While Mercury's retrograde may lead to some delays or misunderstandings, you're sure to find alternative ways to express yourself. Sometimes delays are blessings in disguise, especially if it means you get the chance to make important edits.
The Full Moon on the 10th stirs revelations and realizations that motivate you to sort out your finances or dependencies. You might connect with your feelings on a matter you can no longer ignore! Your attachments are in the spotlight now, and if something is uncomfortable, you'll want to make changes.
Learning, commuting, and connecting assume more importance to you once the Sun enters your third house on the 22nd. Collaboration is attractive. You're investing more of yourself in your daily affairs. It's a period when you're busy reading, studying, teaching or guiding, thinking, and speaking.
Retrograde Mercury retreats into your solar second house from the 23rd onward, and you're in a fine position to find lost items or discover information you may have missed the first time around. Delays or information blocks are possible, especially related to money and belongings.
In the final days of September, it's easier (and quite successful) to accept people, projects, and circumstances as they are and work with what you have. You're action-oriented and realistic. Putting energy into a team effort or pet project can be worthwhile, and doing business or productive things with friends can also work out well.
September 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Virgo:
You're reinventing yourself in September, dear Virgo, and starting fresh. Self-development is in happy focus, and you can find yourself quite devoted to settling in, building, and planning. Your powers of attraction run high with Venus in your sign most of the month (from the 4-29). You open yourself to pleasure and love, and your affections are strong and clear. People notice and want you more than usual. You might feel more attractive from the inside out or project more warmth.
You begin the month in a good position to set your intentions for the year ahead related to your personality, independence, personal image, and effectiveness. This is one of the best times of the year to consider making personal changes that empower you. However, it's best to avoid unnecessary tension or impatience.
You could be more self-indulgent, or your desire for comfort or luxury items is hearty from the 4-29. Venus in your sign brings you out of your protective shell with more willingness (and the required inner clarity) to express your feelings. It encourages your confidence in what you have to offer the world. Make time and room for improvising and enjoying yourself, perhaps letting things flow and loosening up on a matter that has had you all wound up. Breaking out of your routine from time to time not only refreshes your mind but can also lead you to new and innovative solutions and methods. Seek out ideas that inspire you.
The Full Moon on the 10th brings feelings you've kept to yourself--or even from yourself--to the surface. Relationships can be in strong focus, and emotions swell. You’re discovering who and what you need, which helps motivate you to get your act together!
You're looking at your money and possessions in a new way from the 9th forward, and you might come up with creative ideas on how to earn more or use what you already have. Still, Mercury's retrograde from this date requires some slowing down and adjustments to your financial plan. While Mercury turns retrograde in your finances sector on the 9th, it dips back into your sign on the 23rd. It’s a period for looking to the past for answers to current problems or delaying some matters while you make changes and refinements, especially related to money and things.
Especially from the 23rd, it's best to watch your communications, as there is some tendency to come across as more serious or critical than you actually feel. You may be waiting on answers or returning to old problems.
All month, efforts to take charge of your career or pursue your ambitions are strong, although you may be battling a need to follow your own rules, which can stir up some trouble with someone in authority or interfere with productivity. Otherwise, business transactions and partnerships can be especially beneficial, as support tends to be forthcoming, and combining your resources with a trusted someone can work to your benefit. Others lend a hand, offering moral or financial support more readily. It can be a time for combining energy with action and looking out for opportunities where you may not have seen them before.
From the 22nd forward, financial matters tie up more deeply with your pride. Income and talents or resources are more prominent themes. While there is some tendency to excess in the last week of the month in these areas, you're quick to turn this around. A Mars-Saturn trine helps you put emotions and expectations aside so you can work towards a particular goal with patience. You have the foresight and determination to tackle jobs and tasks that you've put off.
September 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Libra:
The month ahead focuses on healing and replenishing your energy, dear Libra, but it also holds its fair share of interesting experiences. The first few weeks of September especially favor personal introspection and alone time. Mercury's retrograde in your sign from the 9th also suggests some withdrawal and reflection. The 22nd forward is more visible for you, and the 25th is powerful for new beginnings and the birth of a significant new idea.
You'll find opportunities to recharge but could sometimes battle an urge to push your limits in September. However, it's an ideal time to see things you've missed, reflect on the past year, and envision how you'd like to proceed in the future.
Communicate, but avoid publicizing ideas until you are clear about them--Mercury transits your sign, turning retrograde on the 9th. Your voice and curiosity are stronger, but there may be the need to look to the past for answers before pushing forward. Watch for talking about something prematurely during this period. Conversations and interactions can be tricky in spots. Some personal plans may stall or appear to move backward when, in fact, they can benefit from a review. There will be times when pausing and allowing your emotions to catch up with your mind can serve you well. As such, delays occurring now can be blessings in disguise.
The Full Moon on the 10th can open your eyes to a financial matter you've neglected or overlooked. It can be a time to settle your accounts or when feelings blossom in your love life.
There's a persistent and vital need to go within, reflect, and rest as you move towards a personal new year throughout the month. Still, Mars is subtly but effectively boosting your motivation and energy levels or helping you pursue your desires directly, without apology. Partnerships are friendly and spirited. Family affairs improve considerably this month. Even with a more internal focus in September, you can make significant, long-lasting changes involving friendships, group associations, publishing, travel, and belief systems. It's also a good time to do something different and non-routine, as this is where you're shining at the moment. There is joy in your relationships, and your own joie de vivre attracts favorable circumstances and helpful people into your experience.
Venus in your privacy sector from the 4-29 points to the need for more time to yourself and, fortunately, enjoyment and reward in the process. This transit encourages going under the radar in some areas of life and sorting out or processing your feelings. However, from the 22nd forward, the Sun illuminates your sign, bringing you into the personal spotlight. People are noticing you and wanting to be around you. While you may be a little aloof, this is a time for shining on a personal level, so take advantage.
On the 22-23, you're likely to see recent decisions or plans in a new light. Retrograde Mercury moves back into your privacy sector on the 23rd, and more rumination is expected. Looking at past projects with fresh eyes can figure strongly now. While the Sun is newly in your sign when this happens, and you have more clout and personal presence, there can be some mystery surrounding you. Decision-making may be particularly challenging but simply requires more time. Your mind may be looping back to the same old problems.
The last week of the month brings more energy for personal plans and a resurgence of vitality. Everyone seems to want you at this time, extending into October, especially with Venus also entering your sign on the 29th. You remain undecided on many issues, but you're enjoying yourself!
The New Moon on the 25th is all about you and presenting a new look, image, or more authentic version of "you" to the world. Yes, you're still reflecting and considering your next step, but you have more power than usual to take charge and make an impact in the days after this lunation. With a Mars-Saturn transit on the 27th, your motivation and determination build, and your time is best spent putting effort into a sure thing.
September 2022 Monthly Overview Summary for Scorpio:
In strong focus in September are happiness goals and pursuits, dear Scorpio, or your social life. The emphasis is on what makes you happy and fulfilled. Contributing and sharing are themes. Connections with friends and colleagues assume more importance. There can be a special project you're working on that now advances. You can be called upon to become more involved or to contribute to the group/community--you're looking for inspiration! Later in the month, there can be a renewed interest in spirituality, rest, or relaxation with increasing cosmic activity surrounding your soul and privacy sector.
While a lot of the energy in September is friendly and light, Mars continues to intensify your emotions and turn your attention to the hidden or deep elements of your life. It's an important process that shouldn't be rushed or undervalued, but it does seem to keep you working behind the scenes and not always very "present" in your social life. Fortunately, your observation skills are sharp, and you're blessed with the ability to think ahead to the long-term game plan. Still, competitive or frustrating elements in your relationships may also surface now. Because Mars will later turn retrograde in this same sector (starting on October 30th), resolution is not yet in sight.
Mercury begins its retrograde on the 9th, also pointing to some extra need to take things easy, mainly related to decision-making, health, and friendship or networking matters. You'll benefit from more attention to your inner world as September advances. Some decisions made and projects started in the last couple of weeks can require reconsideration. Delays are possible. It's a time to redo and refine work already underway, do some journaling, and backtrack over the past to find answers that were not obvious then but are entirely relevant now.
A social or romantic issue reaches a turning point around the Full Moon on the 10th. This lunation can usher in an important realization about a romance or heartfelt pursuit.
Venus moving through your social sector from the 5-29 enhances your appeal and enjoyment of others. Friendships or your popularity can receive a nice boost. You are more willing than usual to accommodate, change, and grow in your interactions. You're also far less likely to stick with old patterns that are no longer performing. Business income is in better shape, and friends are more supportive. The focus is on equality and positive energy with love.
On the 22nd, the Sun moves into your privacy sector for a month-long trek. This yearly event precedes your powerful birthday month and is a good time for examining what attitudes, circumstances, and extra dead weight you need to let go of before you begin anew. Ideally, you use this time for healing, processing, and reflecting. You might see old problems or projects in a new light.
You are in the midst of an important opportunity period for making health and work improvements, and September helps you recognize what may be holding you back from pursuing more vibrant health or better working conditions and routines. Sometimes, pulling back for a spell can help you center yourself, ultimately improving your chances of reaching a unique goal.
Retrograde Mercury retreats into your social sector on the 23rd, and communications with associates, groups, and friends can be subject to misunderstandings. New approaches are necessary for old problems, and while a resolution is not likely to come just yet, you can lay some groundwork now.
The New Moon on the 25th can usher in a fresh start related to getting closure, rest, and emotional healing. It would be best to allow yourself time to detox, process, and digest. You're also in a great position to enjoy the benefits of a slow-but-steady approach. Some behind-the-scenes work or efforts made in private or solitude can be attractive or necessary. There can be progress made on the home front, and if you are working at or on the home, you are more interested in applying yourself to something that will have value over the long term. It's a fine time to handle matters that help you get more organized and feel more in control of your life.
September 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Sagittarius:
Your longer-term goals, accomplishments, and responsibilities are in strong focus this month, dear Sagittarius, and fortunately, you're more often than not enjoying these things. People readily see your charm and grace, particularly those in leadership positions or related to your career. Your personal life may not feel quite as smooth with Mars in your partnership all month. However, it's a time when people in your life challenge you to reach your goals, even if this happens indirectly.
Working through relationship bumps and bruises is a big part of the month. You're learning about the needs and concerns of important people in your life and how they can positively impact your life. You are making your own luck under a Mars-Jupiter connection at the beginning of September, encouraging you to follow your heart with courage. You may be going out on a limb to express your affections.
It's a lively time for partnerships, and you may not always feel that you're in the driver's seat. There is good energy with you for pairing up to accomplish something important to you. Honesty and warmth in your relationships can boost your connections.
Your reputation and obligations are certainly in focus in September, but your happiness goals and social life are also strong themes. Friendships and group connections are lively. Unusual turns of events can occur once Mercury begins its retrograde journey on the 9th. It keeps life interesting and, at times, somewhat baffling! Again, you have much to learn from and through others, even impersonal connections, and it's often about how you react and respond to the people in your life. Interactions jumpstart your thinking, and through them, you can discover your own desires and objectives.
There can be delays and obstacles--or possibly a few unknowns--while Mercury is retrograde until October 2nd, but through these things, you might end up discovering better alternative methods. The edits you make now could help you in the long term. Past friendships can figure more strongly in your life.
Money matters are in better shape than usual. You could purchase or receive something you've always wanted or enjoy taking care of and improving what you have. You also have the chance to enhance your reputation. Cooperation has its share of rewards. You’re selling yourself in your career this month, and you have a special influence on others.
The Full Moon on the 10th awakens an intense need to attend to your personal life, family, and home. Balancing your home life with responsibilities to the rest of the world is essential now, but your professional or public life continues to need your keen attention.
The Sun’s move into your networking sector on the 22nd tugs at your desire to round out your life with a stronger focus on happiness goals, friends, and associations. You're shifting your focus more noticeably now, and a better balance between work and play is within reach.
On the 23rd, retrograde Mercury moves back into your public and professional sector, and it’s best to pay more attention to what you’re communicating, particularly in public or professional settings. You may be too quick to jump to conclusions, but remember that information is likely incomplete.
The New Moon on the 25th speaks to your enterprising nature and to your dreams and aspirations. It can be a good time for new technological endeavors. In the following days, thinking about security and practicality will bring rewards. You have a stronger sense than usual about which of your ideas and plans have real potential, and it can be relatively easy to become absorbed in a project.
September 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Capricorn:
September is strong for brushing up on skills and gaining practical experience, dear Capricorn. The month can bring opportunities to publish, learn, and improve your work and home life. You're in great shape to explore new interests and options.
Mars continues to motivate you to speed up or take charge of your health, routines, chores, and work. You're enterprising and determined to work at an independent pace. It's a time to continue efforts to get rid of clutter, eliminate waste that interferes with health and fitness pursuits, and take the initiative to improve your routines. It's best to avoid overdoing or rushing these things. Otherwise, your enthusiasm for growth and development is high. You are more determined than usual to make things happen.
From the 5-29, Venus supports your sign, traveling your solar ninth house and bringing your feelings and affections into the light after weeks of reflection. It's a time to embrace the moment! Connecting with others through your interests can figure strongly. This transit highlights and enhances your naturally attractive qualities. You are looking for more unique and exciting experiences and ideas.
With Mercury retrograde from the 9th, some of your plans can slow down or encounter delays. Something you presented or communicated earlier might now seem premature. Career and reputation can be tricky, but they remain satisfying areas of focus as the month advances. You might revive or renew projects you've been working on behind the scenes or that you shelved in the past. It may be wise to stick to projects already in the works rather than take on brand new endeavors. Some mix-ups are possible but look for opportunities to make valuable refinements and changes. It can be worth your while to observe trends and look to the past for answers on how to manage current responsibilities.
A pleasant surprise or coincidence can bring a little extra fun and joy to your world around the Full Moon on the 10th. This lunation can prompt discoveries related to ideas, learning, communications, transportation, and relatives, which in turn can motivate you to make changes and improvements. New awareness allows you to deal with whatever comes into full view head-on. You can feel a strong desire to be understood!
You are approaching a robust period for career and reputation, beginning this month and extending into the next. On the 22nd, the Sun heads to the top of your solar chart, pointing to an achievement or a desire to perform. This can be a more ambitious period of the year when you're incredibly goal-oriented.
From the 23rd, it's best to double-check your calendar and schedules so that you don't miss important interviews or deadlines.
You might set life-path goals around the New Moon on the 25th, but be prepared to do your research before going ahead with them. The past holds valuable lessons to carry forward with you with Mercury still retrograde (until October 2nd). While decisions should probably wait, you can use this period to better understand your projects, goals, and needs. You gravitate to the most practical solutions to problems and constructive projects or endeavors.
Getting serious about your finances can be beneficial and in focus as you close out the month, and thinking about long-term purchases, work projects, or investments can figure strongly.
September 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Aquarius:
You are shifting toward an expressive, more outgoing period of the year, dear Aquarius, and your introspection this month can be most rewarding. While you appear ready for action from the outside looking in, much is going on inside you in September. Feelings are more intense than usual, most often comfortably so. Aiming to observe and process instead of charging ahead can keep you feeling on top of things. Financial new beginnings may be in store for you.
Mars continues to excite your creative and romantic impulses all month, adding some verve and assertiveness to the mix, helping to balance things out. You are especially attracted to people who seem sure of their lives at this time, or you're moving outside your comfort zone to pursue your heart's desire.
With Venus in your solar eighth house from the 5-29, you're in a solid position to deal with financial matters or tricky areas. It's a generally good time for sorting out debts, loans, or taxes and enjoying an intimate relationship or passion project more fully. Interactions can be very passionate or intense yet maintain a light-hearted and playful quality. You're exceptionally skilled at resolving differences during this cycle. Backing or support is forthcoming, or you might arrive at an attractive arrangement. There's an emphasis on more profound, more meaningful relationships or a deeper understanding of your fears, passions, and vulnerabilities.
Mercury is retrograde from the 9th onwards (until October 2nd), reinforcing the need to slow down before pushing forward. You may need to review plans, especially those related to education, publishing, legal matters, or travel, and some mix-ups can lead to delays. You'll benefit from taking a look at things from a new or different perspective, however, so even if blocks are irritating, you might get the chance to reconsider certain plans to your advantage.
The Full Moon on the 10th brings money matters, talents, and values into emotional focus. Revelations stir you to handle your finances or show your abilities in the best possible way. If you've been holding feelings back, they can erupt now. You can have an epiphany regarding your needs and wants, helping clarify a path.
There can be money uncertainties, but coming to a more mature or practical understanding of your resources, income, or money situation can go a long way towards improving your life in many different areas.
Travel, higher education, cultural events, and other experiences that broaden your horizons or expand your mind are in high focus by the month's end and will continue to make headlines in your life in October. However, plans may not run as smoothly as hoped with Mercury retrograde from September 9-October 2, so aim to stay as flexible in your expectations as possible.
Retrograde Mercury returns to your intimacy sector on the 23rd, and if problems are re-emerging, then it's time to look at them a little differently, perhaps by seeing more details or looking at the larger perspective.
The New Moon on the 25th can give you a new lease on life, however. In some areas of your life, you're looking forward, and it feels good. As you close out the month, you are tempering your energy and displaying patience, and people are taking you seriously. You're also taking your needs for entertainment, romance, or diversions quite seriously, and you might put energy into plans that help you achieve a goal related to personal fulfillment and pleasure.
September 2022 Monthly Horoscope Overview for Pisces:
Close relationships are in strong focus this month and next, dear Pisces. You begin the month with good energy for a new beginning or fresh start, although there may be a hurdle to jump or a false start involved. Nevertheless, you have many planets and energies on your side for improving your social life and your relationships in September.
Existing relationships feel more peaceful, or positive and friendly people are coming into your life. The month is strong for seeing yourself through others' eyes, taking steps to improve your connections, and finding ways to bring more balance, harmony, and beauty into your life, in general. Especially from the 5-29, you tend to attract helpful people into your life. Focusing on connecting well with others can give your life a real boost. Others are putting their faith in you, and this, in turn, motivates you to step up your game even further! Love is gracious, and people see you in a very positive light.
There's more activity and energy related to your home life, whether it's about home improvements, increased activities with family, purchases for the home, or working from home. Money-making ideas may be golden, and resourcefulness is a strong theme. You are generous and want to share, possibly through lending your help or performing a service. Enthusiasm runs high for improving your personal life, money situation, or sense of security. Taking special care of personal possessions can be gratifying.
Mercury begins its retrograde on the 9th, and while there can be some slowdowns, you'll find this is a helpful cycle for reviewing and revising certain matters. You could discover that you frequently turn to the past to better understand the present--a beneficial process. It's best to budget rather than do too much spending and borrowing at this time.
The Full Moon on the 10th is all about you, and it's a powerful time to connect with feelings you may have pushed to the side--now, they're unavoidable! Epiphanies occur, and your emotions come to full bloom. It might also be a time when things come to light about you, so you might prefer to keep some things on the down-low in the week surrounding this Full Moon. If you want certain things to gain exposure, this can be the time but do consider that with Mercury freshly retrograde, misunderstandings can be part of this picture.
Jupiter in your resources sector is a longer-term influence that supports your income or feelings of abundance and comfort. Various channels opening up for pursuing your financial goals. However, with Jupiter retrograde and in minor challenging aspect to Saturn and Uranus this month, it's an excellent time to explore what could be holding you back from reaching your potential regarding income and drawing on natural talents.
New thinking on financial matters, recent decisions, or intimate relationships is especially notable around the 23rd. You could be putting a mental focus behind you, particularly if you've been dwelling on a past relationship or problem that is draining you of energy and keeping you stuck in the past.
The New Moon on the 25th can motivate you to take charge of your money or settle a matter. You're receiving a cosmic nudge to share, support, and enjoy a relationship or project in more depth. New beginnings with shared finances or debts are in store. A fresh start in an intimate relationship or with a special passion project is also possible.
In later September, finances deserve special attention, mainly shared money and property, as well as loans and support payments. You could benefit significantly from investigation or research. Practical ventures related to money, home, and family can be promising and worth your time.
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September 2022 Aspects TimeLine:
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See also: Table of Planetary Transits, Sign Changes, New/Full Moons, and Retrogrades for the Month
This Month’s Ephemeris:
This Month’s Ephemeris with extra points and abbreviations rather than glyphs:
Ephemerides with additional points are for Eastern Time. The North Node and Lilith are the True positions. Retrogrades are underlined. Extra points are Chiron, Ceres, Pallas, Juno, Vesta, and Lilith. These come from the excellent software, Sirius 3.0.
Using the table below: The Moon is Void of Course from the time of its last aspect listed below until the Moon enters a new sign. Generally speaking, these periods are not ideal for launching new endeavors, although they’re not impossible periods, either.
The times given below are Eastern. These should be adjusted for different time zones. For example, for Pacific Time, subtract 3 hours from the given times.
See Void of Course dates and times for the full year.
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