Everything you need to know about the Earth opening up and swallowing your planets or the other way around.
Horoscopes by Corina Dross
September unrolls a hankerchief and strains the end of summer through it. The outsized, bombastic energy of Leo is beginning to quiet down (though there are few partiers lingering). Everything that has gotten bloated and big –our mosquito bites and sunburn hangovers, our appetite for scavenged blueberries, the smell of our sweaty bodies macerating together on a city stoop –now returns to ordinary proportions. With the Sun and Jupiter entering Virgo, narrowing our focus can feel like a homecoming.
With planets in Virgo we have a chance to peer into the microscope, and track what’s happening in our rhythms and habits. Jupiter in Virgo offers opportunities for growth and expansion at the microcosmic level: humble, joyous changes in our daily routines. Anonymous generosity. Letting ourselves heal from cynicism, and bringing a critical eye to how we embody what we believe. It’s a good time to clarify what all our energy is making real in this world, and why. This is especially true in the middle of the month, when Jupiter (planet of philosophy and growth) opposes Neptune (planet of mysticism and blurry boundaries).
Meanwhile, Venus and Saturn both turn direct, and Saturn moves in Sagittarius on the 18th, delighting all Scorpios who have hosted that demanding guest for what feels like ten years at this point (closer to three). The Sun moves into Libra on the 23rd, marking the Autumnal Equinox when the earth begins to tilt away from the Sun. And in case you need a thunderclap-type announcement that it’s time for major transformation, there will be two eclipses this month: a solar eclipse in Virgo on the 13th and a lunar eclipse (Moon in Aries, Sun in Libra) on the 28th. Virgos, Aries, and Libras: expect the next six months to speed up some processes of change and renewal, and don’t be too quick to make major decisions until the dust settles. In short: September will feel very short for how busy we’re all going to be. Schedule in time to cry, stare off moodily into space, and abandon all your paid work to begin writing that novel. It’s too late in the year to focus on anything we don’t take seriously –and we shouldn’t take anything too seriously if it doesn’t bring us joy.
As always, take these horoscopes for what your system needs and cast off the rest. For a more nuanced forecast, the astro-literate are encouraged to read their rising signs first, followed by their Sun and Moon signs.
“Does a sense of urgency propel you forward? Yes, but that’s the whole point: you are taking your time. That time belongs to you, it is fulfilling what you have chosen ... your choices are bound now to be the best, if only because they are yours.”