What the Second Half of September Has In Store For You
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Virgo: August 24-September 23
Mercury's entrance into your birth signs sharpens your wits and with Mars charging into your work angle on the 11th, there's nothing you can't accomplish. Much good will come out of your ability to articulate your feelings and your aims so don't hesitate to tell it like it is. Any financial issues are going to demand patience and diplomacy towards month's end but your efforts to hit on the right solutions will break the impasse.
September 16-30: Whatever occurs on the 16th will enable you to make a brilliant impression. Be ready to take a risk near the 18th and behave independently. Pressure to make a difficult decision may throw you into a quandary near the 23rd, but you must not let others fears and negativity deter you from what you sense is right.
Libra: September 24-October 23
You will be putting some stressful issues behind you as September gets underway, especially those concerning home and property affairs. A bit of private time is imperative near the new Moon of the 9th and up until the Sun enters Libra on the 23rd, your ability to strategize and unclutter your inner world will set the stage for a particularly productive new cycle. It's also time to put a little more energy into your social life, so don't be a hermit.
September 16-30: Financial breakthroughs are in the air near the 16th, so be proactive. With Saturn harshly accented at the base of your chart near the 23rd and 25th, though, you'll feel as if a dark cloud is hovering near and you really should resist allowing negativity to drag you down. Focus on creative and inspiring ventures on the 27th and dare to follow your heart.
Scorpio: October 24-November 22
September can be a wonderful period of discoveries and new visions so be an exuberant Scorpio and don't hold back. The new Moon of the 9th is a propitious time to start-up ventures and widen
September 16-30: The 16th is a brilliant time for making your voice heard. Don't be thrown off balance by unexpected events when Mars squares Uranus on the 18th and give others the space they need to explore their options. The Sun's entrance into the most hidden angle of your solar chart on the 23rd urges you to do some stepping back and stock taking.
Sagittarius: November 23-December 21
The Sun at the pinnacle of your solar chart gives you a glow that few can resist—so get out there and shine! Certain planetary restrictions are falling away this month and it really is time to seize the moment and act on long-held plans. With Jupiter, your ruler, in a hidden angle of your chart, though, don't refrain from studying the terrain and seeking expert counsel. And go ahead and live in the moment when the full Moon of the 25th lights up the most social angle of your chart.
September 16-30: The 16th is a day that holds very positive aspects where communication and significant connections are concerned. But ups and downs near the 23rd and 25th are inevitable, so don't become discouraged when plans don't fall quickly into place. With Mars in Aquarius and well aspected by the 27th, you should be able to make some discernible gains despite others reluctance to take on new ventures.
Capricorn: December 22-January 20
Saturn's direct motion on the 6th is telling you to take control of your own destiny and make decisive moves. The Sun in Virgo also emphasizes travel and contacts at a distance and if you're not exploring new places, you'll be taking mental journeys that widen your world. Various aspects are occurring near the 12th and 16th that
September 16-30: Mars powerfully aspected in the maverick sign of Aquarius on the 18th is all about becoming more independent and daring to follow your own star. Worries that intrude near the 22nd are telling you to make a reality check, though, and the full Moon of the 25th is a fact-facing moment that confronts you with options that you need to factor in.
Aquarius: January 21-February 19
With Mars entering your birth sign on the 11th, you'll be energized and motivated and you'll also be more forceful than you generally are. Venus at the top of your chart will be casting a favorable glow on all your actions and the new Moon of the 9th accents new arrangements, especially of the financial kind. If you are determined to buck the system mid-month, though, be ready to encounter some temporary and tiresome resistance.
September 16-30: Others will be feeling particularly positive towards you near the 16th, so go ahead and have that important conversation. Unfortunately, there are some obstreperous aspects occurring between the 22nd and the 25th that may tend to obscure any gains you've made, but be patient and have faith, because you will again be on a winning streak as September draws to a close.
Pisces: February 20-March 20
With the Sun illuminating your relationship angle, September is always a time when close relationships demand more focus. And aspects this month promise that you can reach new understandings and gain more insight into others feelings and needs, especially around the new Moon of the 9th. You appear, in fact, to be gaining a firmer grasp over your all affairs and Saturn's direct motion is a signal that it's also time to pursue plans that reset your compass.
September 16-30: Whatever occurs near the 16th is a perspective shifter. It really is all about you trusting your intuition, but with nasty aspects dominating the scene between the 23rd and 25th, you're going to have to make an effort to not succumb to negative thoughts or others' pessimistic attitudes. Mars in a hidden angle of your chart also urges you to hold back and wait and see.
Aries: March 21-April 20
September will be a decisive month for you, especially professionally. Saturn's position at the zenith of your chart means that it's time to bite the bullet either by restructuring your role or taking on more responsibilities. And with Mars—your ruler—finally moving forward, you'll be freed up from situations that have somehow been holding you hostage. What's more a bright full Moon in your sign on the 25th sheds light on your talents and abilities.
September 16-30: Agreements or new plans that are put into place near the 16th seem designed to take you far. But beware of being too impulsive and headstrong when Mars squares Uranus on the 18th. If you're getting the message that someone is not on the same page with you near the 23rd, step back and give the testy situation some time. The planets will be in your favor by the 27th.
Taurus: April 21-May 21
With the Sun in the most playful and entrepreneurial part of your solar chart, don't hesitate to get out and about or to pursue promising new projects. And with Mars shooting to the zenith of your chart, you'll be breaking free of restrictive influences and following your own star. Additionally, with heavenly Venus entering your relationship angle on the 9th, September is very much a time when close ties sweeten up and new connections warm up your life.
September 16-30: If you're feeling feisty near the 17th, it's still not in your best interest to throw your weight around. Snarls at work appear to be inevitable during the last ten days of September and with a difficult full Moon happening in a hidden angle of your chart on the 25th, go ahead and take a break. You deserve some quality private time.
Gemini: May 22-June 20
Home and hearth are in the stellar spotlight until the 23rd and any lifestyle changes you're considering appear to be highly beneficial. Saturn's direct motion also emphasizes new financial arrangements that stabilize your position. In fact, September appears to be a period when you are getting various affairs on track and Mercury—your ruler's—
September 16-30: You can confidently sign on the dotted line near the 16th because any agreements you've reached appear to be in your favor. But with Mercury—your ruler—harshly aspected by Saturn on the 23rd, you're likely to be worried about something, and not feeling reassured by developments near the 24th either. It's all just a passing cloud, though, so simply wait until the Sun reemerges by the 28th.
Cancer: June 21-July 22
Saturn—now in your relationship angle—will start moving directly forward on the 6th and you and others will be ready to consolidate your positions and act more decisively. September is a time when the new ideas that begin dancing around in your head promise to lead you in a rewarding direction and getaways of the enjoyable kind are also in the spotlight. With the full Moon of the 25th at the zenith of your chart, don't be reluctant to toot your own horn.
September 16-30: Good feelings and harmony prevail on the 16th, but with some tricky aspects gathering on the horizon by the 22nd, be ready to rethink some plans and wait out delays. If you're willing to shoulder more responsibility near the 24th, though, you will emerge as the hero of the hour and September promises to end on a good note.
Leo: July 23-August 23
September promises to be a clarifying period financially and professionally. Reorganization is the key word and while you may encounter some resistance, you'll be gaining a better grip that enables you to rise to new heights. Venus will also be moving into a key position in your solar chart and personal and home related affairs promise to bring more contentment. And travel if you can when the full Moon sheds its light on the adventuresome sign of Aries on the 25th.
September 16-30: The 16th and 17th are the perfect moment to implement new plans, but you may find that you're dealing with some kind of mini-rebellion where partners are concerned when Mars squares Uranus on the 18th. You'll need to do some skillful problem solving between the 22nd and 26th, but your patience and will power will work their usual magic.
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.