We made it to September! The crazy month of August is at an end. Lots of turmoil in planetary configurations the last few weeks... and we've seen it manifest here on Earth. The planets made several tension-producing Grand Crosses in the sky... plus the Mercury Retrograde which lasted most of the month.
Meanwhile transformative events sprang up from every corner of the globe. The violence in Syria, riots and fires in London, the dip of the US credit rating and the resulting upheaval in global stock markets. The final Grand Cross occured the last week of August and spawned the fall of Gaddafi's regime, a rare east coast earthquake and a hurricane!!
You'll be happy to know the month of September will be much quieter.
The New Moon in Virgo occurred last Sunday night at 8:04pm Pacific time. Venus leads the Sun, Mercury and Mars through their yearly journey through Virgo, enhanced by Mercury's Direct motion.
Virgo is the only earth sign in the zodiac that's ruled by Air. This is significant because AIR is about ideas while the EARTH element is Manifestation. Virgo helps us take practical steps towards achieving our dreams.
The Sun's movement into Virgo means we have officially entered the harvest season. Burn gold and green candles for wealth. Venus is our guide, asking us to slow down and pay attention to what we are harvesting - especially in the area of relationships.
The horoscopes below reflect the focus for the next month and Mercury's Direct station. Read your Sun sign, but I find looking at my Rising sign or Ascendant to give me the most accurate read for the month!
Aries: The Ram
The Sun and Venus are traveling through your House of Work and Health for the next few weeks. You will shine at work and it's a great time to negotiate with your boss. Try not to get swept up in other people's objectives and stay focused on your goals. Mercury has turned Direct in your House of Romance and Creativity! If you and your sweetie have had communication issues the last few weeks, they are about to be smoothed out.
Taurus: The Bull
This is a great time of year for you! Venus and the Sun are traveling through your House of Romance! It's the most important part of life for Taureans. Your creativity is being activated the next few weeks too so write some poems for your sweetheart. Mercury is now traveling Direct through your Home, giving you the energy to redecorate the places you feel most secure.
Gemini: The Twins
The strong current of fortunate opportunity is running through your home life for the next few weeks. You can attract the people and resources you need to make yourself feel more secure... not just your Home but your state of mind too. It's a very powerful time for Gemini people. August was challenging with your ruler moving backwards, but Mercury is now foraging a Direct path through your House of Communication. Expect harmonious negotiations with people.
Cancer: The Crab
Good fortune will be coming to you through Communications over the next several weeks. This means person to person, but also through the computer! It's a great time to start an online business or other project. Reflect on your current path. With the Sun and Venus here, the conditions are ripe for you to achieve a new level of fulfillment. Meanwhile, Mercury is dancing through your Money House - tossing financial opportunities in your direction!
Leo: The Lion
You are a VERY lucky lion. Two extremely fortunate planets - the Sun and Venus - are moving through your Money House the next few weeks. This sends great financial windfalls in your direction! September will be a great month, and you will finally get some traction with money issues. Not only that but Mercury just turned Direct in your sign giving you extra negotiating ability!
Virgo: The Virgin
Happy Birthday! What a Fantastic time this is for you! Your ruler Mercury has just turned forward, setting your life in the right direction. Over the next few weeks you will go through your solar rebirth. It will touch on your appearance, how you interact with others and your overall approach to life. What would you like to see happen in your life over the next year?
Libra: The Scales
You have some fortunate planets moving through your House of Self Undoing. This brings the opportunity to undo your self sabotaging behaviors, which I think is the best gift of all. With Saturn in residence in your sign, it's definitely time to get serious about your goals in life. Prepare to have some obstacles cleared from your path.
Scorpio: The Scorpion
Good Fortune and Romance come through your social circle this month! Spend some time with friends and have some fun! This applies to contacts you make over the internet too. Meanwhile Mercury is moving forward through your Career House sending all sorts of great opportunities your way! Busy month ahead.
Sagittarius: The Archer
CAREER. PROMOTION. MONEY!! These are your buzzwords for the next month! The benefics (fortunate) planets, the Sun and Venus, are dancing in your House of Career giving you INCREDIBLE opportunities and luck! This part of your chart also rules the public face you show to the world, so it can mean a rise in status too! Mercury is moving forward in your House of Other People's Money, so it's a fabulous time to negotiate agreements. You can't lose.
Capricorn: The Sea Goat
The Sun and Venus are moving through your House of Perspective and Travel over the next few weeks! You will gain new insights about your life, both in the present and where you're headed. Pay close attention to any revelations you have in September! Higher education is also enhanced so if you're heading to school you will have a blast - socially and in the classroom.
Aquarius: The Water Bearer
The focus for September will be Banks, Credit and Shared Resources. The Sun and Venus are extremely beneficial influences in this area for you, so if you need a loan now's the time to apply! If you're in the market for a new house, you will find the perfect one. Financial arrangements line up in your favor for the next month so make the most of it.
Pisces: The Fish
Virgo is beaming some glorious good fortune your way for the next few weeks! It's a special time because Virgo is your polar opposite, meaning partnerships are highlighted. With Venus and the Sun traveling through Virgo, you have strong positive force on your side. This is the month to find that special someone, or to deepen the bonds you already have with a partner. Business relationships will also be harmonious, and you can attract resources and prosperity!