Check out what’s going on for your star sign in September, from Miss FQ’s spiritual guru One Grounded Angel.
(March 21-April 19)
Emoji: angry face
Q: What happens when you hold onto old grudges? A: An uncomfortably bitter Taylor Swift comeback single. Aries, can you relate? This month the planets are urging you to let go of any historical conflicts or resentment over shoddy treatment that’s still festering at the back of your mind. Sometimes we stay fired up about shitty things that happened back in the day, because we want someone else to suffer or just because we want to feel vindicated (it’s good to be right, right?). Problem is, the other person has already moved on. You, meanwhile, could get stuck in low-grade Angry Bird mode. You don’t need to confront them, you just need to make like Elsa and let it go.
The September 6 full moon in Pisces, the sign of things that are hidden, is likely to reveal buried resentments that have been silently simmering away in your subconscious. The moon is hitting your 12th house, which is all about closure. Are you joining the dots here? Time to get closure on past hurts so you can move on. Remember: you can’t start the next chapter if you’re still rereading the old one. #inspo
(April 20-May 20)
Emoji: pink vibrating heart
Taurus, are you OK? The stars show you may be a little delicate (nothing to do with last night’s margaritas). If you’re feeling a touch vulnerable or weepy, it’s important to give yourself the care you need, without reaching for external vices (eg junk food, retail therapy and, ahem, margaritas). This will be particularly important around September 28, when a yucky planetary opposition strikes your health and wellbeing arena. Try to comfort yourself in gentle, healthy ways (eg quality time with the parentals and walks on the beach).
It’s not all heavy stuff this month – love is also on the cards (yuss!). On September 19 the romance planet, Venus, touches down in your fifth house, the area of passion, and lingers there until mid-October, so your heartbeat may speed up without warning. Bonus: the September 20 new moon offers a romance reboot – it’s a great opportunity to focus on what you really want in the love department for the next six months (more sex? More emotional intimacy? A new, stable relationship?). If you’re single, make sure you’re not beating that ‘there’s no good men/women out there’ drum. Your thoughts create your future, so keep ‘em positive.
(May 21-June 21)
Trying to get a Gemini to focus on one thing at a time is about as easy as getting a cat to pose for a cute ‘gram shot (sigh). But RN the Universe wants you to stay on track instead of getting waylaid by dramas and distractions. Trying to do allthethings allthetime is not working out so well for you, so instead, pick one goal and make that your major priority. In particular, make sure you’re not being consumed by ‘old stuff’, eg regrets or bitterness over the past. The future is where your life is happening, so try to look forwards not backwards. Speaking of distractions, having boundaries will be totes important around September 5, when you could get pulled into office politics or people’s soap operas. Leave the drama to the llamas, Gemini – you’ve got better things to do with your time.
When it comes to romance, the Universe is daring you to do something brave. Maybe you’ve been playing it safe… then wondering why you always get what you’ve always got. Break out of a rut with something risky – it could be anything from a bold declaration of your feelings to ~hot~ new bedroom moves. You go, girl!
(June 22-July 22)
Emoji: money bags
In the words of Jessie J, it’s all about the money, money, money. This month the Universe is playing hard taskmaster, pushing you to get on top of your finances once and for all. You could still be feeling the effects of change from last month’s powerful new moon/solar eclipse sitch in your house of income; maybe you were lured by a lucrative side hustle or even lost your job. The rules may have changed, but you can still win the game. RN you’re being pushed to get your s**t together.
Notice how the past is affecting your attitudes to money. Maybe your parents inadvertently carried a ‘people like us will always be poor’ attitude, which buried a message deep in your subconscious that you’ll never have enough money, affecting your job and financial choices. Maybe you ran up debt as a student that you feel like you’ll never clear, leaving you with an ostrich approach to your financial future. Time to erase those messages and get a whole new ‘tude about money. Download a budgeting app, sort out your KiwiSaver and get pro advice on saving for a house. Think of it as short-term pain for long-term gain.
(July 23-August 22)
Emoji: pizza slice
Change is a-coming, Leo, and just like the eruption of Mt Ferndale, it could be BIG. You’ll need to exercise some chill. You may not be able to choose nor predict what’s coming, but you can always choose the way you respond to it. Try not to hold onto things that are coming to a close (flatting arrangements, friendships, work responsibilities, etc) and be willing to embrace new opportunities and fresh starts, trusting that the Universe really ~does~ know what the heck it’s doing. Change can be scary because of the uncertainty factor, but remember some things need to end to make space for shiny new things.
If you’re confronted by a big-scale challenge this month, think of it like those Pizza Hut all-you-can-eat feasts back in the day – shoving everything into your gob at once never worked out well. Instead, it’s easier if you attack it one bite at a time. You got this! Amid so much certainty, it’s a good idea to schedule in some quiet time – think: afternoon naps during weekends, bush walks, visits to nana. Otherwise you’ll finish September like Jack in Titanic, desperately clinging onto a wooden door, trying to keep your head above freezing water.
(August 23-September 22)
Emoji: sad face
On the one hand, you really want to conquer the world. On the other, you kinda want to stay in bed and rewatch Gilmore Girls. The struggle is real, Virgo. The planets have concocted some push-me/pull-you energy that’s making you equal parts inspired and zapped of motivation. Your challenge will be to stay on track with your goals while also allowing yourself some downtime to retreat from the world when it all feels too freakin’ hard.
Your slaying power will be particularly strong around September 20, when a new moon in your sign pushes you into the spotlight. This is a perfect time to launch a new project or start a new challenge – just make sure it’s something you’re passionate about; that’s the only way you’ll be able to stay focused when your energy wanes. Speaking of which, you might find yourself feeling extra emosh around September 2, 14, 18 and 24 (oh man). If you’ve been bottling up your feels, open up to bae and/or your bestie about how you feel. You’re not Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you know – you don’t need keep protecting yourself (no vampires here). It’s safe to let people in (within reason, obvs).
(September 23-October 23)
Just like on an advent calendar, doors are opening all over the place, Libra (hello, mass chocolate overload!). Of course, this means other doors will have to close, potentially in quite freaky or surprising ways, and your ability to keep your chill during that process will determine how things play out for you. Channel your inner hippie and peace out.
Good news: there could be closure on a matter that’s been upsetting you, possibly with the parentals, around September 9.
Kinda good news: the September 20 new moon in Virgo hits your house of transformation, motivating you to get rid of what’s not working for you (including habits and high-maintenance relationships). Think of it like a cleaning/decluttering mish before a flat inspection.
Good/bad news (depending on your perspective): a planetary showdown between Jupiter and Uranus around September 28 will flip the balance in unhealthy relationships, both romantic and platonic. If it’s always all about the other person, you’ll either feel pushed to make it all about you, or you’ll bail completely. Will you slam the door shut, or will you leave it ajar? Trust your intuition and you’ll make good choices.
(October 24-November 21)
When it comes to that whole ‘depending on other people’ thing, you’re about as needy as Mad Men’s Peggy Olson. In fact, Destiny’s Child practically wrote ‘Independent Woman’ about Scorpios. This month, the Universe is coaxing you to let down your guard a little. At the September 20 new moon, you’ll have the opportunity to form strong alliances with others that will benefit you *and* them – particularly at werk. Try to go it alone too often and you risk being voted off the island. Sure, not all peeps are trustworthy, but that’s not a reason to keep *everyone* at arm’s length. Remember, your intuition will always tell you whether people are legit. If you sense someone is a little suss, that’s the time to be wary.
BTW we need to talk about that perfectionism thing you’ve got going on. This month the stars are pushing you to relax your standards, especially when it comes to the person staring back in the mirror. It’s OK that you’re not winning at everything (yet). Be at peace with where you’re at RN, and be assured you are on the path to transforming into something freakin’ awesome (insert butterfly clichés here).
(November 22-December 21)
Emoji: dancing lady
If changing the toner cartridge in the work printer was the most fun you’ve had in recent weeks, you maaaaay be working too hard. This month the Universe is encouraging you to check out of work mode and check into your happy place on the regular, whatever that looks like to you. Book a massage, take a day trip out of town, set a cooking challenge, do a dance class – anything that reminds your brain that your job is not your everything. If you’re burdened by non-work commitments RN (family, home, squad dramas), do what Sagittarians do best: talk about it. Delegating some of your load to others will make a big difference to your stress levels.
How’s your sex life, Sag? If you’ve been following the same sexual script since two Khloe K boyfriends ago, it’s time to turn up the heat. Make a conscious effort to leave your work persona at the door when you come home, and tune into your inner temptress. Get your flirt on, bust out some new sexy moves and try some spontaneity. Single Sags will be stoked to hear that the love planet Venus shifts into your house of commitment on September 19, meaning someone special could enter your orbit. Sweeeeet!
(December 22-January 19)
Emoji: broken heart
If your heart is as full of holes as distressed denim, this is your moment for emotional healing. Whether it’s resentment towards an ex, anger towards one (or both) of your parents or simply sadness over a loss, the Universe is giving you a giant Band-Aid and a hug. It’s time to put past pain behind you. Even if what happened is not even in your thoughts, it’s likely playing in the back of your mind on constant repeat, like an annoying AF Big Save commercial. What do you need to heal? Maybe it’s a big D&M with someone you trust or a neutral professional. Maybe it’s time off the grid to reflect on what happened.
Capricorns are super diligent (read: borderline workaholics) so make sure you’re not running away from your problems by throwing yourself into your job or high-energy projects (eg fitness goals).
If, however, momentum has been seriously lacking of late, the arrival of Mars (the planet of motivation) in your ninth house (all about study, speaking out, travel and entrepreneurship) on September 5 until October will push you to just do the damn thing.
(January 20-February 18)
Everyone loves Aquarians – you’re basically the Hilary Barry of the zodiac. But popularity can be exhausting at times, and this month in particular you’ll be kinda wishing people would bugger off. Many Aquarians will be craving solitude and a jerk-proof shield (hasn’t been invented yet; hopefully next year). Your best defence will be setting boundaries – if particular people provoke you, give them a wide berth. You’re not obligated to listen to the receptionist’s daily whingefest or your cousin’s regular ‘poor me’ monologue. Don’t let a misguided sense of loyalty drag you to your flatmate’s brother’s workmate’s housewarming, for example, when you’d really rather stay home with a curry, bingeing on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
One thing you won’t be able to avoid this month, however, is your internal PT, which is pushing you to get back on track with your goals. What did you commit to at the start of 2017 (fitness? Romance? Career domination?). Recommit to those targets with a plan to totally #slay. From September 10 till the end of the month, Mercury (the planet of brain stuff) is hanging out in Virgo (the sign of planning and strategy) so it’s the perfect time for plotting. Look out, world!
(February 19-March 20)
Wearing your judgey pants lately, Pisces? Those are way out of style, FYI. The planets show you need to open your heart a little, and exercise some compassion and kindness to your fellow (wo)man. You’ve a tendency towards being a bit harsh on those around you, and it’s not doing you any favours – particularly when it comes to all things love-related (be hyper-aware of this around September 13). Before you start shouting at bae for screwing up, remember they’re only human, so try to see things from their point of view (and you ain’t so perfect either, BTW – just sayin’). Single? It’s totally fine to have high standards, but make sure you’re not being overly picky. In saying that (and this probably goes without saying) if people are completely taking the piss, you don’t have to put up with that. It’s possible to feel empathy for people without enabling their bad behaviour.
On September 19 the love planet, Venus, shifts into your seventh house, the place of relationships, until mid-October. That means you can expect a smoother ride through Romanceville overall, with single Pisceans’ chances of falling in love peaking. Maybe swap the judgey pants for a sexy miniskirt.