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September is Virgo’s month. It’s a time to plan and get organized. We have been programmed to entering a higher grade as we begin the new school year in September. It works to continue that feeling and use the month to upgrade our lives.
It will be a calm month, except for a disruption when Pluto turns into direct motion on September 22, the day of the Autumnal Equinox. You’ll hit some bumpy water at that time.
Mercury starts a retrograde period on October 4. He will be retrograde until October 25. Use the days in September to make the big changes, buy the big-ticket items, and start new jobs and projects. You’ll be glad you did.
September 1 – Moon VC Scorpio, VC from 11:40 am until 1:17 pm when it enters Sagittarius. After some intense fretting over what didn’t go your way this summer, you’ll feel like getting outside and playing. You can work on your own projects in the morning and as the day goes on your spirits rise and you move into holiday mode. Take a walk in the dark tonight to see the stars and wonder about the universe.
September 2 – Moon in Sagittarius. You want to extend your holiday weekend and continue the party. It’s a good day to Skype, call, or email your friends who live in foreign countries. Make plans to take a trip to see some of them. Mercury enters Libra and he helps you negotiate compromises and balance your needs for work and play. He gives you soothing words to use when you want to get your way.
September 3 – Moon in Sagittarius, VC from 2:06 pm until 6:15 pm when it enters Capricorn. The Sun and Pluto dance in earth signs and show you where to place your feet so you can take the next step along your path. They squeeze you like a toothpaste tube and tell you what you need to leave behind. Think big when you look to the future.
September 4 – Moon in Capricorn. You can work long hours with good concentration today. It’s a day when you will get a lot accomplished and do so in an orderly, efficient manner. Think about how you want to advance your career and make a schedule of what to do when. It’s a good day to look at real estate to lease or buy.
September 5 – Moon in Capricorn, VC from 11:08 am until 7:59 pm when it enters Aquarius. Start the day early and get the important work done before the moon goes void. After that it’s a good time to clean up your workspace and decide what to discard and what to put away. Venus enters Virgo and she loves to keep things orderly, organized, and useful.
September 6 – Moon in Aquarius. This is the weekend to get involved in community projects. Volunteer where you can be of help. Shop for practical items that you need rather than want. Surf the Internet for interesting information and connect with friends on social media. Escape into your mind with science fiction books or movies.
September 7 – Moon in Aquarius, VC from 1:19 pm until 7:47 pm when it enters Pisces. The calendar says today is Grandparents Day. Give yours something special, at least call them, or spend time with your grandchildren. It’s a good day for all kinds of therapy. The Sun and Chiron team up to offer you healing energy that you can use to help cure old wounds or help others with your insightful comments.
September 8 – Moon in Pisces. Today’s full moon is the most mystical one of the year. It is the last full moon of summer – the harvest moon. It gives a subtle influence of divine peace and wisdom. Quiet your mind and heart to receive these gentle vibrations. Meditate by water if you can, or visualize water if you are in a city. Plant something today.
September 9 – Moon in Pisces, VC from 3:09 pm until 7:33 pm when it enters Aries. Listen carefully today. Mercury and Pluto challenge you to uncover the truth of the matter even though you may not like what you hear. It is also important to tell the truth, as you will be caught if you don’t. Pay attention to your physical and emotional health.
September 10 – Moon in Aries, VC 8:58 pm. Reality is in conflict with your romantic dreams. Take off the 3-D glasses and see what’s going on. Don’t believe all you hear or fall for some pretty words. You can be inspired to create a work of art. Sit in a receptive mode to download images and information that you can use. Do tomorrow’s important work today.
September 11 – Moon VC Aries, enters Taurus 9:17 pm. Finish up what you’ve started and don’t begin anything new. Take today as a personal day if you can as you’ll feel better working on your own endeavors. You’ll want to follow your impulses, which is fine as long as they don’t lead you to do anything that requires a commitment.
September 12 – Moon in Taurus. Today is an earthy day when you are comfortable in the material world. It’s a good day for shopping for clothes, jewelry, photographs and art. Buy food to put away for winter. You’ll want to noodle around in the garden and yard. Don’t put anything off until tomorrow, as it’s a VC day so do the important stuff now.
September 13 – Moon in Taurus, VC 9:13 am. If you took care of business yesterday, you can have fun today. Store away the odd ideas that came to you in last night’s dreams. Putter around in the garden and yard. Mars enters Sagittarius and the energy lightens up. Shoot an arrow in the air and follow it to a new adventure. It’s a great day to leave the phone and GPS behind and get lost and have to find your way back.
September 14 – Moon in Gemini. Catch up on your correspondence. Contact friends and talk. Go to a conference or seminar and learn something new while you make new friends. Venus and Pluto add spice to the day with a touch of passion and desire. Ask a friend or a loved one to go have some fun with you in an interesting place.
September 15 – Moon in Gemini. Take care of all the short tasks on your things to do list. You won’t have the concentration to stick to anything for too long. It will feel good to get up and out and do a number of errands instead of sitting in one place all day. Your mind is sharp. Have a meeting of a book group, writing class, or a brainstorming session at work.
September 16 – Moon VC Gemini, enters Cancer 11:24 am. Empty your inboxes in the morning. Answer all those people you’ve put aside to write to or call at another time; this is a good time to get it done. The afternoon has gentler energy when you’ll feel what to do, rather than think it. It will feel good to stay home at night and cook a satisfying dinner.
September 17 – Moon in Cancer. Use your gut feelings to alert you to what’s going on with the people around you. Be ready to offer tender loving care to those who are overwhelmed with emotions. Everyone will be sensitive to wounds caused by old relationships, ones which will reappear so that they can be healed. Plant berry bushes today.
September 18 – Moon in Cancer, VC from 2:38 pm. Use the morning hours to go over your investments and make changes if you feel it’s the right thing to do. Harvest your vegetables and go to the farm stands to buy fruits that are in season. Make jellies, jams, and preserve and freeze as much as you can. Check on the security of your home and office.
September 19 – Moon in Leo. Today and tomorrow are lucky days. Think only in positive terms and see how that improves your life. Thought is creative so be optimistic and see how the power of thought brings good things to you. Be generous towards others and give a big donation to a charity that helps children. Have an amorous evening.
September 20 – Moon in Leo. Forget your worries and obligations and take the kids to a place where you can play and have fun. If you don’t have kids, borrow some from a friend. Take them to a matinee at the theater. Open your heart and love everyone you see. Create a special romantic time with your beloved. Make it one you’ll always remember.
September 21 – Moon VC Leo, enters Virgo 11:54 am. Sleep late and enjoy lazing around in bed. You’ll feel like doing the chores once the moon changes sign. You’ll be organized and can zip through your list of things you planned to do this weekend. Mars and Neptune energize you tonight so you may have trouble sleeping if you let all kinds of ”what ifs…” run through your mind. Stay calm.
September 22 – Moon in Virgo. The Sun enters Libra at 10:29 pm. Summer is ending and you want to get ready for Fall. Pluto stops and turns around to go into direct motion. This is a powerful event and can bring eruptions of many kinds. Keep a low profile and watch your back. The day is too transitional to start anything but be sure to get tomorrow’s important work done.
September 23 – Moon in Virgo, VC 8:15 am. Clean up after any explosions, physical or emotional, that may have happened yesterday. Put away your summer toys and clothes and recycle what you haven’t used for a while. It’s a good time to bring things to a conclusion. Realize where you have come to the end of the line. It’s the dark of the moon. Create a “Summers over” ritual.
September 24 – Moon in Libra. Today’s new moon marks the real beginning of Fall. It’s a good day to rebalance your relationship and other areas of your life that seem out of whack. You have a good ability for negotiation and making peace. Venus rules Libra and she offers you vibrations of beauty and love on this day of her moon. She quickens your perceptions and intuitions and inspires you to produce a work of beauty.
September 25 – Moon in Libra. Bring the spirit of gentleness and calm into all you do today. You’ll be able to find compromises and win-win solutions with minimal effort on your part. Opportunities will come out of left field and they won’t be the ones you expected. Embrace the people in your life who give to you and show them how much you appreciate them.
September 26 – Moon in Libra, VC from 8:38 am until 10:29 am when it enters Scorpio. Finish up negotiations you started earlier this week. You’ll feel the change of energy in the afternoon and will want to work on your own projects. You’ll feel less like pleasing people and more like moving your concerns to the top of the list of things to do. It’s a good evening to be alone and write in your journal and give yourself some breathing space.
September 27 – Moon in Scorpio. This is a very fertile day when you can put in your Fall plantings. Plant bulbs in random places so that you get surprises in the Spring. Mercury slides into Scorpio to give your thoughts more depth. You’ll be interested in finding out the why things happen the way they happen. It’s a good day to do research.
September 28 – Moon in Scorpio, VC from 4:31 pm until 6:50 pm when it enters Sagittarius. You may be too driven to rest so find something to do that grabs your concentration. It’s a serious day when you won’t put up with anyone’s foolishness. Curb the tendency to be in control, whether it’s over big issues or little ones like what to cook for dinner.
September 29 – Moon in Sagittarius. Venus enters Libra – the sign where she is queen. She bestows a new sense of grace, taste, and style upon you. She wants you to buy something of beauty for yourself today. You have one week to get a lot done before Mercury goes retrograde on Saturday so get to work and don’t waste any time. Tomorrow is a wash out as the moon is void all day.
September 30 – Moon VC Sagittarius. The cosmos is giving you another day to play and feel free. Do as little as you can get away with and promise yourself that you’ll make it up tomorrow by working late. Finish up things that have been set in motion. It’s a good day for all kinds of outdoor activities and favorite sports.