Well, would you look at that! A whole new season has arrived, right on our very doorstep. Just. Like. That. In the blink of an eye, the September Equinox has made an appearance. From Saturday onwards, the days and nights are of equal length, and, depending on where you live, are about to get much shorter or longer.
This is an important turning point, symbolically speaking. It’s a stitch in time where the cosmos whispers in our ear, takes our hand, and gently nudges us into the unknown. What will grow in these next few months, until the culmination of the December Solstice? What will be released? It’s a golden opportunity for us all to pause, reflect, and assess. With the Sun heading into compromising, fair-minded Libra, the call is one of balance; of equilibrium, and of finding that sweet spot, right in the middle, be that related to work, play, love, money, health… you name it.
Decisions, however, may be harder to come by, as the Libran Sun weighs up all options and finds herself somewhat at a loss, preferring to defer choices to someone else - her partner, lover, parent, friend - dang, even the lovely checkout lady at the local grocery store can weigh in if she likes.
But, we must try. Try and move in a direction. Any direction. The strength of the scales lies in the fact that once we decide, we must trust we’ve picked the best option. Because we really, really have. Believe it. And, we’ve done it in a way that pleases everyone, not just ourselves. We totally deserve a medal.
What will serve us, if we may just take one skip back in time, is the fact that said Sun links to Pluto on Thursday, right before leaving Virgo and entering Libra on Saturday. This trine aspect is powerful, baby. It gives us power. It makes us feel strong, in control, ambitious, driven. From the middle of the week onward, we can harness the incredible energy of this configuration and allow it to propel us into the promising future that the September Equinox holds. Tally ho!
It’s a Full Moon week, baby! This time, it’s in the warrior sign of Aries - pioneer, leader, initiator, and all-round go-getter. Think back to around March of this year. What seeds did you sow back then? There were not only one, but two New Moons in this sign, making this Full Moon on Friday an especially memorable, not to mention a powerfully impactful, cosmic event. Aries is, quintessentially, ‘Me.’ It’s self-focussed, confident, and individualistic. Aries does not overthink if their actions are going to make everyone else happy. No, this sign is unabashedly unafraid to have their own back, to drive forward what they want, and to get what they desire, without qualm.
Can you tap into this energy now? Is there something you can see in your own life becoming full, blooming, shining a light on your you-ness? Sure, it may come at a cost. But that price shouldn't be too high, what with the ruler of this Full Moon, Mars, in compromising Libra. Yet, we need to be extra-careful of not denying ourselves our own power; of giving into tyrants, of being the tyrant, even if that’s ever so subtle. There are so many ways we may seek to regain power. But truthfully, our power is already inside of us. It always has been.
Seeing as the Aries-Libra axis rules the me-you polarity, relationships of all kinds will be under the spotlight of this Full Moon - nothing can escape the light of these luminaries. Time to face your shadow. Bear in mind that certain connections may suddenly change, shift, and be irrevocably altered. This, ultimately, liberates us. We’ve got the Venus-Uranus square - the last one in a series of three - to thank. This configuration perfects on the very same day as the Full Moon, reflecting volatility but also excitement. It’s such a thin line, isn’t it?
Yet, even in the midst of this chaos, we’ll come to realize that the status quo needed to change. Resist the urge to control the outcome (yes, easier said than done, but do try?) and we’ll find the Universe opens up her arms wide to set us free.
Change is brewin’ this week, darlings. Can you feel it? See, it’s finally time for the ruler of all things pleasurable, lady Venus, to shift signs. She’s been flirting with fiery Leo for weeks and weeks now due to her backwards dance. The party had to end sometime, right? The lights have come on and it’s time to go home and tally up the costs of this extravagant, lush, and ever so grand period in time.
We’ve got a hot minute to get used to this. It’ll take the full week for Venus to make her move. Only by Sunday does she settle in earthy, organized Virgo. This gives us one last chance to shake our tail feathers. One last chance to be the quintessential diva. One last chance to tap into Leonine charisma and confidence. And you know what? It’ll be a relief to wind down - to close the door on all the drama. It’s been, well, a lot.
Mercury, too, changes signs. On Wednesday, he glides into compromising, fair-minded Libra. This is also after an extended stay in Virgo, the sign of his recent retrograde. The cosmic messenger is charming, balanced, and eager to negotiate a common ground in this second of the air signs. Sure, he may be subject to bouts of indecision and listen a little too hard to the opinions of others. Do make a note of this, won’t you? Get input, yes, but at the end of the day, you’re the one that has to sit with the final choice. It’s not as hard as it seems.
On Monday, a few days before Mercury moves on, he winks at Neptune in a fuzzy, dreamy and imaginative opposition. Yet, this aspect may tempt us into a white lie, so be sure to veer on the side of honesty. Remember, the truth has a way of coming out. Mercury then pays a visit to Pluto via a powerful trine on Tuesday, lending depth and perhaps a touch of obsession to our minds and words. It's a heady mix - pun intended.
Our final aspect of the week - and perhaps the one that packs the most punch - is the intense connection between Mars and Pluto on Sunday. The connection between these two is a square, so it’s not gonna be easy. Beware power struggles, toxic desires, jealousy, tug-of-wars, and all-round tyranny. Sounds scary? Well, it is. But, if we harness this tension to go after what we want - ruthlessly, without trampling on anyone's toes - we’ll tap into the highest expression of this all-or-nothing alignment.
You’re generating enough power between Wednesday and Friday to power an entire city. A country, even. Your ambition knows no limits, and you know exactly what you need to do in order to get ahead. No matter how small the task, how detailed the project, you’re going to put your all into it. Because you're aware that these tiny, seemingly meaningless efforts all add up to the bigger picture. And that big picture is deeply compelling. Keep going. By Saturday, the energy shifts with the September Equinox and you’ll catch a break. Other people will come along to help you get to the finish line. Let them.
Things are just getting better and better, aren’t they? You’ve just had a delightful time with the Sun in your creativity and sensuality sector, but even better is this planet moving into a sign that's all about harmony, peace, and beauty in your routines sector. You’re also managing to take hold of this momentum and channel all the creative energy you’ve just generated into your routine, even into your work. Just look at you go, slaying all the things. What’s more, you're doing it with grace, charm, and tastefulness. Rest assured that your consideration, willingness to work as a team, and willingness to meet in the middle will not go unnoticed.
Tuesday is wobbly, darling. Prepare yourself. You might not know up from down, nor will you be able to define the boundaries between yourself and others. This is particularly true for families, so make sure those boundaries are as strong as steel. Luckily, this energy fades - fast - and by Thursday, you’ll feel as if you're back in control, back in the driver’s seat. In fact, you’ll probably be feeling so powerful that you’ll be able to take impressive action on a material matter. Go, you powerhouse, you. By Saturday, the September Equinox softens all this intense energy and brings you back to a place of play, fun, pleasure, and most of all - romance. Yummy.
There’s someone in your world that holds quite a bit of sway over you. This is more pronounced at the start of the week - between Monday and Wednesday, if we want to get technical. Now, it’s not that this dynamic doesn't exist outside this time, or that it will necessarily vanish after Wednesday. Yet, it is stronger in this period. Your boundaries are likely to be more permeable, with you being far more easily influenced than usual. Don’t worry - it will pass. You’ll emerge stronger and more self assured for it. Sure, they may still hold some sway, but it's the good kind. The boundaries kind. The respectful kind.
You’ve been extremely well behaved lately, haven’t you? You’ve done the responsible thing by attending to your finances, taking care of your material obligations, and generally making sure you’re running a tight ship. Now, you get to play. Now, you get to be creative again. Now, you get to express yourself and share your ideas - with the Sun in this sector of your natal birth chart this week. People are starting to pick up what you’re putting down, and it feels oh-so-good. What’s more, you’re in the mood to negotiate and compromise rather than have it all your way. And you know what? It’s attractive. Keep doing what you’re doing, honey.
It’s the tail end of your birthday month. It ends well, relatively speaking. Sure, there’s one configuration where you’re likely to feel a little lost, confused, or possibly even negatively influenced by someone external. Treat this as a quick opportunity to set some boundaries, and then move on. Claim your power, because it’s right there, waiting for you. By Saturday, with the Sun changing signs, the energy shifts and the winds of change take you to a much more balanced space. A space where the most important thing to focus on is you, your confidence, your values, and your burgeoning self-worth.
Well, hello there, Birthday Season! Time to get dressed up and go out for a night on the town? Just wait until Saturday before you unleash yourself into the world. That’s your golden moment, darling. Of course, this may be a symbolic unleashing. You get the drift, right? Right. On a more serious note, this is the ideal time to set your sails for a bright new future. You have the whole world ahead of you now, and you’re more than ready to take the bull by the horns.
A friend might let you down this week. Or, a goal that you aspired to falls by the wayside, much to your disappointment. Don’t worry - all’s well that ends well. The cosmic energy takes a turn for the better on Thursday, with the Sun making a trine to Pluto, and you’ll bounce back, much stronger and more powerful than ever before. From Saturday, with the Sun moving into your spiritual sector, it’s time to unwind and take some time just for yourself. It’s important to reflect, rest, renew, refresh. Inner balance needs to be your mantra for these next few weeks. Inner balance and inner peace. Sounds good? Yes.
You’ve worked hard over these last few weeks. Very hard. You absolutely deserve some time out. Yet, you’ll need to give one last, final, powerful push before you take a break. You’ll see - that push will be everything. The feeling you’ll get from channeling your (considerable) resources towards the bigger picture of your life - well - it’s incomparable. After that, it’s time to play and have some fun with the Sun’s movement into this sector of your natal birth chart on Saturday. Your inner social butterfly is dying to come out and shine. So go ahead, sweetheart. Spread those wings and fly. You have a million options ahead of you now. Relish it.
From Saturday, with the Sun moving into your work sector, your professional world is likely to take off in a huge way. Even if you're not necessarily career-orientated (which is nearly impossible for you ambitious types), you’re still going to get a golden opportunity to do something you feel is aligned for you, is balanced, rewarding and most of all, collaborative. Yes, yes, you like to be self-sufficient. But, at the same time, you can't do everything yourself. You’ll soon discover the joy of sharing your ideas with people who ‘get’ you. People who appreciate the blood, sweat, and tears that you’ve put into educating yourself and the discipline that it’s taken to reach this point.
There’s nothing like the prospect of learning something new to whet your appetite and get your engine revving. You’ve asked, and the heavens have heard you. From Saturday, with the Sun moving into your adventure and education sector, there are countless opportunities for you to enjoy discovering some new information - information that brings you a much more balanced perspective and outlook. Furthermore, it’s also likely to be a great time for travel and expansion of any kind. Unfurl your wings. Test them. Feel that freedom. It’s addictive, isn’t it? Here’s a little life hack - freedom can be just as pleasurable, when it's shared with someone you adore, cherish, or look up to.
Look, the start of the week is anyone’s game. No one really knows what’s going on. What was the plan again? Who’s responsible for what? Where are the boundaries? Who’s going to be the adult here? Do be mindful, darling, that you could be projecting or avoiding your obligations. As could others. When you own them, you make space for empowerment rather than being a helpless victim of circumstance. Plus, you give permission for others to do the same. By Saturday, with the Sun moving into your passionate sector, you’re in a space to collaborate and share on a much more equal playing field.
March, this year, was a major month for you. You had two powerful New Moons in your sign, one of them an Eclipse. Of course - you never do anything small, do you? You usually go big or go home, so this is just par for the course. The Aries Full Moon on Friday is the fruit of whatever you worked on back then. What kicked off for you? In what ways did you change, or begin the process of a powerful personal transformation? What do you need to shed now, to let go of, to release, to make way for the new identity that’s emerging? What relationships - or patterns of relating - need to be reworked, surrendered, or renewed?
For the last time, on Friday, your ruler, Venus, and Uranus, meet in a square aspect. This energy has been going on for a few months, dramatically altering your personal life, your domestic situation, and your family dynamics - basically, your very foundation. Change is never easy for you, but you know what? You’ve gotten very good at it. In fact, you may even consider yourself an expert at getting out of your comfort zone. You can totally handle whatever the Universe throws your way right now. Endings might come in thick and fast but you know, deep down, that it’s for your own highest good.
The week kicks off with a Mercury-Jupiter trine on Monday, followed by a Mercury-Uranus trine on Saturday. This is delicious news for you, seeing as Mercury is your ruler and sits in your foundations and home life sector. These are subtle aspects, but highly effective. They’ll help you put an end to a situation, or a few situations, that may have felt, well, a little stuck lately. Endings are seldom easy, but the Universe is showing you a way out. And, it’ll likely be a win-win outcome. Sure, you’ll have to dodge a few bullets with the Full Moon on Friday, especially in your community and relationships. But with a positive mindset and an innovative approach, you'll make your way out of this smiling and thriving.
This Full Moon on Friday is a doozy. Hold onto whatever you can - your hat, your center, your sanity. It’s going to tumble you in a cosmic washing machine and you need to learn to breathe. There's a major release, most likely in the realm of your professional world, your calling, the thing that you ‘do.’ This is important, and needed. Let those clinging pincers let go of the thing you thought you wanted. Turn towards what’s coming, what’s actually meant for you. Too long do we spend time wistfully gazing at the doors that are closing instead of the ones that are opening - as cliche as that sounds.
Surrender your pride this week, darling. Granted, this won’t be an easy task. But it is very important to swallow a certain ideology or opinion so that you can allow for a new perspective to take shape. Sometimes, we cling onto a philosophy because letting go of it would mean to question our entire identities - and that’s not comfortable for anyone, is it? But, this is also the very essence of growth. Let this Full Moon, in your knowledge sector, on Friday reshape you, just a little. Find your true voice, your authentic roar. Speak up, but also, listen.
Look at you, with all your brilliant ideas and positive attitude. You’re usually the one advising caution, but this week sees you being all kinds of genius. You see Mercury in Virgo is linked to Jupiter and Uranus via a sweet, sweet trine aspect, on Monday and Saturday respectively. This brings a delicious flow of innovation, growth, and expansion your way. You may be thrust - happily - into the role of guide and mentor. It suits you. And you have the benefit of both knowledge and experience, which, according to the dictionary, equals wisdom. Wise? You? Oh, yes. You’re so much more than you give yourself credit for.
The other half of this Full Moon - the Sun - is in your very own sign. So, on Friday, watch for what unfolds. Relationships - always a hot topic for you - seem to be front and center. What needs to be let go of? A behavior? An ex? Or is it someone you're with right now, someone you realize doesn't necessarily have your best interests at heart? Look, it’s not all a disaster. But this energy has been admittedly building for a few months and now’s the culmination. Now, you have to choose. Decisions aren’t your forte. But, you have to, otherwise you're just going to spin yourself in a circle and get more and more dizzy.
Friday’s Venus-Uranus square is a rerun of energy that you’ve become quite familiar with for the last several months. Chaotic, unpredictable, exciting energy. Not always easy for a fixed sign like yourself. Yet, in all honesty, you love the opportunity to evolve and transform. Viewing things from this perspective will set your heart at ease and make the transition easier. Which transition, you may be asking? Well, there may be a few. Your career. Your relationships. Yourself. It’s time to let go and let the Universe work its magic. Trust, darling. Let go of the wheel and see where you end up.
Your ruler, Jupiter, is dancing in an energetic, bouncy trine aspect with Mercury on Monday. This gets your week off to a great start. You’re full to the brim with expansive ideas - ideas that could really take you places, professionally speaking. Nothing is too hard right now. You’re also going to be subject to flashes of brilliance, so make sure that you have your notepad or notes app close at hand. Jot down these strokes of genius. Don’t be afraid to put forward your craziest ideas. The chances are good that people will pick up what you're putting down with just as much enthusiasm as you.
Your symbol, the Sea-Goat, represents your two parts. The part of you that’s brilliant in the material world - the climber, enduring, ambitious - that’s the Goat part. The other - the Fish - is your inner mystic and creative. It’s this second part that you need to give attention to from Monday onwards. Align your philosophies with what you’re passionate about and this will take you right to the top. Believe in yourself. Believe that the heart has a wisdom of its own, and all you have to do, at the risk of sounding woo-woo, is listen. Listen, then take action. Important events unfold for you with Friday’s Full Moon, events that may set you off on a whole new personal and/or career trajectory.
Friday’s Venus-Uranus square aspect is the third in a story of three. The final showdown. The last episode. For too long, your relationships and personal life have been up in the air, constantly changing, ungrounding you. As much as you might be known for being the quintessential ‘free spirit,’ even you may have gotten tired of living in uncertainty. Yet, at the same time, reflect on the freedom that this may have gifted you with. The Universe giveth with one hand, taketh with the other. Such is cosmic law. Let go of thinking that things should be this way or that, and just be with what is.
Other people in your world are a source of inspiration this week. Monday in particular may birth an exciting collaboration, contract, or conversation that pushes you towards a shared goal. Sunday brings innovation into the mix - you’re thinking way, way outside of the box, thanks to the input of others. The only hitch in all this excitement is the Full Moon on Friday, which asks you to find a better balance of ‘me’ and ‘we’ when it comes to the material side of things. Hyper-independence or co-dependence are both unhealthy patterns to begin working on. You’ve got this, babe.
Yikes. This week is nothing short of intense and will deal with your relationships, what with the clash of your ruler, Mars, to extremist Pluto on Sunday. How can you make best use of this alignment? Well, for starters, keep a good lookout for those who seem to want to bully others into submission. There’s nothing you dislike more than witnessing the underdog getting trampled upon - and yes, that may mean you. But, it’s more likely going to happen to someone you care about - someone who perhaps doesn't have the same ability to assert themselves as you do. Time to step into hero mode? Yes, absolutely. Go on and wear that cape. It suits you.
At long last, your ruler, Venus, is finally ready to move on. She’s been dallying in your domestic sector for what seems like eons. Which, to be honest, hasn’t necessarily been a negative thing. In fact, you may now have stronger, more loving and deeper bonds than ever with your loved ones - be they family, roommates, parents, or partners (or even your furry buddy). Yet, you’ve had to pass a trial by fire. And you’re more than ready to let go of the drama. From Sunday onwards, there's a veritable buffet available of sensual delights, delicious flirtations, and creative inspiration. Your attention to detail is likely to be exquisite. Make the most of it.
Finally, it’s time to dust yourself off from family responsibilities and embrace play, fun, pleasure, and maybe even a touch of romance. You see, your ruler, Mercury, is shifting from productive to creative on Wednesday. Yet, before he does so, there are a few things to take care of, namely any outstanding conversations that need to be had or insights to be more deeply understood. The one thing you have on your side that works for you is complete transparency and honesty. Whilst it’s ever so tempting to tell a white lie - perhaps to protect someone you care about - it’s more important to be real. To get deep. Make this your modus operandi.
Do not, whatever you do, allow yourself to be pushed around this week. With the connection of Mars to Pluto across some important sectors on Sunday (such as relationships, as well as family), it’s easy to miss the manipulations of others. You may realize how you’ve been bullied once you're in a situation that you can't seem to get out of. Nip this in the bud by being sure to stand up for yourself. Have your own back, no matter how tricky things get. Sure, you’re not a major fan of confrontation, but sometimes, that’s the only route available. Fortunately, communication does seem to be on your side from Wednesday onwards, making it that much easier to find a win-win solution.
Wave goodbye to Venus, darling. She's been ever so good to you, and it’s fitting that you give her a good sendoff. Because by Sunday, she’s gone off into your values sector, until she visits again next year. So, from Monday to Sunday, have fun. Get that haircut. Go shopping. Flirt. Give love. Receive love. Express your affectionate side. Enjoy the attention you’re still getting. Use this momentum to continue the delicious path of building your self-worth and confidence. If you do this, by Sunday, you’ll be more than ready to relinquish indulgent pleasure and embrace responsibility, order, and productivity. This is the natural flow of things - don’t resist it, babes.
Get ready for the most pleasurable part of the year to kick off. Why? Well, Venus, planet of all things delicious and delightful, visits your sign from Sunday onwards. This is the time when you’ll feel your most beautiful, your most loving, your most affectionate - and your most sensual. Yummy! Is there any price tag to this cosmic gift? Yes, just one. Be mindful that you’re not ‘out there’ searching for love and validation. Make sure you’re loving hard on yourself. Be good to you. The longest relaiotnship you will ever have is the one with yourself. So, nurture it.
Looking back, the last few weeks have likely been quite the social whirlwind for you, right? There's likely been plenty of ups and downs, dramas, tiffs, old friends coming back into your orbit, and some leaving. Maybe there’s even been some dancing, some playing, some romance - if you’re lucky. But, now's the time to wind it all down and have a rest. Venus, your ruler, finally changes signs on Sunday to hang up those fabulous party shoes and spend some valuable time on self-love. To give yourself joy or pleasure in whatever way that looks and feels for you. Remember to say what you mean and mean what you say, as Venus will be in your spiritual sector. From Wednesday onwards, with Mercury moving into your own sign, that will come much, much more easily.
Your two ancient planetary rulers - Mars and Pluto - are going head to head on Sunday in a square between your spiritual and communication sectors. You can taste the simmering tensions in the air. You can almost touch the drama, it's so tangible. Yet, do you have to engage? Not at all. The essence of astrology is knowing a thing, and then having the power to make a conscious choice about it. That's where your power lies, darling. So, if you find yourself locked into a disagreement, a manipulation, a triggering situation - disengage. Notice all the ways in which your subconscious wants to jump into the fray and make a different choice.
There’s a slippery moment at the start of the week on Monday, with Mercury opposing Neptune in your career and foundations sector. You may be very much doubting someone’s word. Honesty is a big deal to you, so when you experience deception, regardless of the intention behind it, you tend to come down rather hard on the source. Yet, before you lose your cool, do your utmost to see the issue from as many different angles as possible. Things will start to become clear from Tuesday onwards, with Mercury making a connection to Pluto in your values sector. You’ll be able to hold a deep and truthful conversation - albeit intense. Important decisions need to be made when it comes to your material world. Be sure that you’re making the ones that empower you.
The cosmic weather this week is intense, and you seem to be in the very eye of the storm. That’s not to necessarily say that you’re going to be the calm and collected one. In fact, you may find yourself in quite a triggering situation, particularly when it comes to your professional path. The thing is, you’ve got to get quite real with yourself here. Are you perhaps refusing to budge on something? Afraid to lose power, perhaps? When threatened, it's natural for our survival response to kick in. But, do you need to fight so hard? The power of negotiation is on your side from Wednesday onwards, with Mercury’s movement into your career sector. Sure, the heat gets turned up again on Sunday, with Venus in your knowledge and adventure zone, but, with the right words and with a neutral approach, you’ll find a win-win solution.
As a fixed air sign, you do tend to be, well, somewhat opinionated at times. You get a certain idea in your head, and there it sticks. Yet, from Wednesday onwards, you’ll be able to take a much more neutral, balanced approach with Mercury’s movement into your wisdom sector. Being able to see things from all angles serves you well, especially in light of some of the tricker alignments from Sunday onwards. This is when the Universe tests you. This is when she throws you with a challenge - one that you perhaps never anticipated - that pushes all of your subconscious buttons. Stay cool. Stay calm. This is how you keep your power.
On Sunday, Venus shifts into your relationship sector. This is a happy harbinger for all of your connections, inviting the opportunity to relate in a more grounded way to others. Sure, there’s a touch of criticism. Sure, there are high standards. But we need those, right? Especially you, as you're the type to accept everyone wholeheartedly - no questions asked. Yet, that lands you in trouble more often than you’d care to admit, no? You, of all people, need those standards. They keep you safe. In the same breath, don't allow yourself to be criticized unless it’s done in a way that’s kind, constructive, and helpful.