Posted on August 31, 2022 by Henry Seltzer of ASTROGRAPH.COM
This is another important month for progress, Sagittarius, one that might even be considered a turning point in the way that your work in the world represents what you truly aspire to accomplish. The New Moon from just before September began made for a fresh start in career and professional life that lasts throughout its thirty-day cycle. Partnerships in your life are extremely active now as well and influence your creative self-expression. Your sense on life mission is also on your mind these days, as you try to understand more fully your goals and plans. This intensifies with Mercury in retrograde motion in this same sector beginning on September 9th. This mid-month timing also introduces the balancing of public and private concerns. Your ruler, Jupiter, is also in retrograde, and in opposition with the new KBO planet Makemake, so that this entire month is likely to be a thoughtful time, when you are in a process of recognizing that your essential life purpose is to be as truthful and as authentic as possible as you pursue your creativity and the way that this results in societal contribution.
The following was written by our resident monthly columnist Elodie St-Onge Aubut of Ninth House Astrology
The New Moon in Virgo from August 27th kicked off a brand new thirty-day lunation cycle for things related to your vocation and your public life, influencing most of your September. Mars was featured in this New Moon, and is now in Gemini, your opposite sign, bringing a powerful focus on partnerships and your relationship integration with the rest of you. This could bring a dynamic energy to your important partnerships. Collaborations are highlighted all month, including business ones, and you may need to update the agreements you have with others to align with your changing needs at this time. In September therefore, finding common ground and fairness might be an important part of the puzzle you are trying to solve. Mercury slowing down in Libra looks to bridge the gap between your visions for the future and your obligations. Surprises are potentially in store as day-to-day events and your workplace take on an extra glow of angelic dimension. You may be looking to create more breathing space for leisure and pleasure. Responsibilities at work could be ramping up and you might need to delegate or manage your time more efficiently. The heavy Virgo influence coming from this lunation cycle implies that you could be trying to do things right and feel overwhelmed by your own standards of perfection. Finding the right balance between procrastination and overdoing it could be one of your challenges this month. If you can let go of any need within you to micromanage, that could help you with your relationships or spend more time relaxing.
Venus enters Virgo on the 4th, corresponding to your career sector, which may put the spotlight on you in some ways over the following weeks. Your know-how could be in high demand, although this could also mean more things to add to your to-do list. Whatever you are agreeing to might come back to haunt you down the road especially when Mercury stations retrograde in Libra on the 9th in your sector of social responsibilities and group affiliations. Staying flexible and open minded in the coming weeks could ensure that you make the most of what is being reconfigured at this time with the retrograde.
The Full Moon in Pisces lands on September 10th and illuminates the sector of your chart related to your home, your family and your domestic realities. Finding the right measure between work and play may have been difficult recently so that you might feel the need to kick back and enjoy yourself at home. With Mercury now moving backward in the sky this could also be a more introspective Full Moon, so make sure to schedule some downtime. You could experience some stressors coming from your partnerships or from work. Prioritizing your well-being could be your best strategy at this time.
The third weekend of September continues to bring polarizing influences that could require careful management on your part. Partnerships are highlighted and you may have to renegotiate important agreements. Venus in Virgo squares Mars in Gemini from September 15th through 17th and could bring a conflict between your desires and the desires of someone else, and it could feel harder to see eye to eye.
The Moon’s Last Quarter on the 17th is another interesting juncture, when keeping your goals in mind can feel challenging or there may be external pressure to shift your trajectory or change your standards. You are invited to stay close as you can to your heart’s true desire as you navigate the changing tide of mid-September. You also could be caught up in the details of a project so that keeping the big picture in mind could help you move through your workload.
The Sun’s ingress into the sign of Libra on the 22nd is a turning point in the month which signals the Fall Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and this year the Sun then almost immediately meets Mercury moving retrograde. Mercury comes into a conjunction with the Sun on the 22nd and the 23rd before re-entering Virgo a few hours later carrying its focus back to the career and vocational sector of your chart. You may receive new insights that help you integrate recent experience related to your goals or your career. You could still be all too willing to sacrifice yourself for the job or for a cause and you might have to be more deliberate about desires to help everyone at the cost of your own well-being.
The New Moon in Libra on the 25th carries fresh energies into the part of your chart that relates to your future dreams and your aspirations. You might not know exactly where things are heading but you could feel an important shift taking place within you related to your overall direction. A new awareness related to your sense of purpose might be emerging and you may feel ready to embrace the shift. The right time to act might be after Mercury turns direct after the end of the month, straightening out by mid-October.
After an eventful few weeks, the later part of September brings more ease and flow for what you love. Mars in Gemini trine Saturn in Aquarius from September 25th through the 30th could highlight the renewed ease in your partnerships after a period of negotiations that help you feel more supported. You could get confirmation that you’ve made the right decisions after a period of confusion. Venus enters Libra on the 29th of September and signals a period of ease in your social life and pleasure could be more readily available. Although you might still be busy at work and with your personal projects, the month comes to an end on a fairly pleasurable note so keep up the good work!