Your September Health, Love, and Success Horoscope: What Every Sign Needs to Know
Here's what the planets have to say about every facet of your life in the month ahead.
Ushering in summer's last (unofficial) hurrah with Labor Day and hosting its (official) end with the autumn equinox, September sets the stage for as many thrilling beginnings as it does bittersweet endings. The ninth month of the year brings visions of sipping rosé and grilling with your besties, soaking up fleeting poolside moments, delving into harvested goodies from a farmers' market, breaking in new notebooks, making well-laid plans and to-do lists, and anticipating the cooler breezes and vibrantly-hued leaves around the corner.
September's rep fits perfectly with its astrological line-up: Until September 23, the sun moves through detail-oriented, analytical, compassionate earth sign Virgo, and then until October 23, it makes its way through social butterfly, balance-seeking, beauty-loving air sign Libra. (Related: Susan Miller On the Astrological Themes That Will Affect Your Health and Fitness In 2019)
Virgo and Libra season—the first oriented toward thoughtful self-improvement and planning, and the second stirring us to foster relationships—pair up to bring us a month that's all about mapping out a game plan for our dreamiest intentions and then daring us to imagine how beautiful they could actually be. The earth-to-air energies conspire to help us schedule, organize, and micromanage, then take a more lighthearted, artistic approach that's flirtatious and playful.
But the sun's journeys are far from the only planetary action happening in the sky over the next four weeks. The month kicks off with an electrifying, sweet harmonization between Mercury, the planet of communication, in Virgo and Uranus, the planet of change, in fixed fellow earth sign Taurus on September 1. The aspect can set off wild, out of the blue brainstorms, surprising (but positive!) discoveries, and impromptu, fast friendships. Expect Labor Day weekend plans to play out differently than you expected but in a wonderful way.
On September 5, messenger Mercury cozies up to taskmaster planet Saturn in Capricorn, giving you the green light to make a crucial decision or put your nose to the grindstone while studying or working. Then, right on the heels of that confidence-boosting moment, Venus (the planet of love, money, and beauty) in Virgo forms an amiable angle to transformative Pluto in Capricorn, giving you a chance to go even deeper with your relationships, money, and creative projects.
However, one of the most stunning days for creativity and love will be September 13 when Mercury and Venus meet up in Virgo, making it even easier for our heads and hearts to get in sync. Heads-up: There still might be a tendency to overthink, given the cerebral quality of both planets being in Virgo, but the ability to trust your intuition on this day can make for fireworks-level results.
The next day, a full moon in mutable water sign Pisces can bump up the intensity of fantasies but also make it tough to nail down specifics, as it'll have a fogging effect on rational thought. The same day, Mercury and Venus move into romantic Libra, shifting the way we think and love in a harmony-seeking direction.
On September 18, Saturn ends its retrograde, which has been in effect since April 29, requiring self-reflection about personal restrictions and challenges. As it moves forward, we'll get the sense that it's time to work on those aspects of life in a more external way, so knowing yourself and sticking to your boundaries will be essential. The month comes to a close with a sweet new moon in Libra, promoting reflection and intention-setting around relationships, collaboration, and self-pampering.
Want to know more about how September's planetary vibes will affect your health and wellness, relationships, and career? Read on for your September horoscope, broken down by sign. (Pro-tip: Be sure to read your rising sign/ascendant, if you know that, too!)
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Health: Try to carve out time for self-reflection on September 13 when Mercury and Venus meet up in your sixth house of wellness. The energy is right for mental and heartfelt analysis of your current approach to fitness. If something feels even slightly off, writing or talking it through now can help you land on a winning fix. (Related: The Best Workout for Your Zodiac Sign)
Relationships: While Venus moves through your seventh house of partnership from September 14 to October 8, one-on-one time with your S.O. or a new match might very well be your priority. No shame in letting yourself get carried away by daydreams inspired by classic romantic films or stories you've always (probably secretly) loved!
Career: You'll be able to get super-clear and apply yourself to hitting big-picture career goals on September 5 when Mercury in your sixth house of daily routine harmonizes with Saturn in your tenth house of career. While you're usually all about speed, you'll do well to pinpoint a slow-burn action plan that fits in with your daily grind now.
Taurus (April 20–May 20)
Health: You'll have a powerful opportunity to set a bold intention related to your health around September 28 when the new moon is in your sixth house of wellness. The more specific you can be, the better. Plus, the energy of the moment was pretty much made for a goal that will bolster your mental, emotional, and physical health all at once, so try addressing concerns in a holistic way (like by exploring adaptogens).
Relationships: You'll be feeling extra flirtatious and very much in tune with your emotions on September 13 when Mercury and Venus meet up in your fifth house of romance. Sharing your emotions and steamiest desires, even in a lighthearted way, can amp up your connection, and feel all sorts of empowering.
Career: Around September 14, when the full moon is in your eleventh house of networking, working on a team project could prove fulfilling creatively. Just beware of possible confusion, misunderstandings, and miscommunication that could throw a wrench in the works. That said, try to embrace the imaginative vibes, while putting your pragmatic instincts on the back-burner—at least during this intense moment.
Gemini (May 21–June 20)
Health: Not only will you be feeling more social, but you'll want to get back in touch with your inner kid while Mercury moves through your fifth house of fun from September 14 to October 3. For this reason, you might want to trade workouts that feel like, well, work, for activities that play into this spiritedness. Activities like running in the park with your BFF or playing a sport you loved when you were younger can do wonders to boost your already effervescent vitality.
Relationships: While Venus moves through your fifth house of romance from September 14 to October 8, you'll be drawn to any opportunity to express yourself playfully. If you're swiping, your opening lines are bound to be fire, and if you're attached, your sexting game will be 10/10. The result: mentally-stimulating, energizing foreplay (aka pretty much your favorite thing of all time) that feeds spontaneity and joy.
Career: It's your time to shine in front of your colleagues and higher-ups around September 14 when the full moon is in your tenth house of career. If you've been considering making a big proposal or presentation, the spotlight will be all yours. By making an emotional, artistic appeal, you'll have no problem knocking it out of the park.
Cancer (June 21–July 22)
Health: Around September 14, when the full moon is in your ninth house of adventure, you might feel like it's time to shake things up with your wellness routine. Your ideal next step: a regular practice that fuels your desire to learn and grow (like getting trained in Reiki or diving into CrossFit). Whatever your next step is, this moment is more about getting in tune with it versus making a massive move.
Relationships: While Venus moves through your fourth house of home life from September 14 to October 8, feeling comfortable and secure is a top-of-mind concern. You might be feeling even more sensitive and sentimental than usual (yes, really!). In honor of that, don't hesitate to enjoy nights in, cooking and laughing with your S.O. or other loved ones, and building relationships that feel truly nourishing emotionally.
Career: Once Saturn ends its five-month retrograde and moves forward in your seventh house of partnership on September 18, consider how your one-on-one interactions (maybe with a business partner or colleague) have supported or held up your professional progress. Themes for the coming months include figuring out when it's appropriate to work on compromise, but also when to set boundaries. (Related: The Most Inspiring Female Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Under 35)
Leo (July 23–August 22)
Health: For the past five months, while Saturn has been retrograde in your sixth house of daily routine, you've been wondering how you can make your overall health plan feel less like work, and once it moves forward on September 18, you might be ready to turn that reflection into action. Having structure in place is still optimal, but you might find it's beneficial to let go of unnecessary, self-inflicted pressures to get it "just right."
Relationships: Around September 14, when the full moon is in your eighth house of sexual intimacy, you might start to become more acutely aware of imbalances in your closest relationships. If you've been giving and giving without receiving, you'll want to be honest about that, then stand up for yourself. If anyone's fiercely protective over their happiness and fulfillment, it's you, Leo. Own it.
Career: Thanks to a Mercury-Venus meet-up in your second house of income on September 13, you'll know exactly how to word that assertive email to a boss or that business plan you've been batting around for weeks. Basically, your thoughts and feelings about your professional aspirations will very much be in sync, helping you amp up your moneymaking potential.
Virgo (August 23–September 22)
Health: You'll have an intense desire to get curious about your health plan on September 6 when Venus in your sign forms a harmonizing angle to Pluto in your fifth house of creativity. Although you're usually in your head, your intuition and heart are invited to this party, allowing you to check in with how you really feel about the game plan you've been following. You can use what you learn to inform your next step, which could be truly transformative.
Relationships: Around September 14, when the full moon is in your seventh house of partnership, you'll want to examine better ways to balance your needs with those of your partner or a potential S.O. Having an emotional heart-to-heart on this subject might be inevitable, but it could help you land on the best compromise—and way forward. (Related: 5 Surprising Ways Social Media Can Help Your Relationship)
Career: You'll be pumped to get super-assertive and communicative about your passion projects while Mercury moves through your second house of income from September 14 to October 3. Fired-up conversations with colleagues and bosses could inspire new ways of thinking about your financial game plan. Get it.
Libra (September 23–October 22)
Health: Around September 28, when the new moon is in your sign, it'll feel like your very own personal New Year's Day. The energy is right to get clear on your ultimate wellness achievements you want to hit in the next six months and beyond. The more you can believe in yourself and go with your gut along the way, the more likely you'll crush it.
Relationships: Your desire for romance and extra-adoring attention from a new match or S.O. might reach a fever pitch from September 14 to October 8, thanks to your ruling planet Venus moving through your sign. Give in to your urges to express yourself in airy and flirtatious, but also deep and meaningful ways. You'll be feeling right in your element—aka like the heroine of an epic rom-com.
Career: Around September 14, when the full moon is in your sixth house of daily routine, you might be feeling like you've been stretched too thin, need more time for self-care, and are just all-around on the edge of burnout. Thankfully, this transit makes for a prime opportunity to do something about it. Making even just small tweaks to your schedule (like getting to bed a bit earlier or building in time for therapy) can make a major difference.
Scorpio (October 23–November 21)
Health: Around September 28, when the new moon is in your twelfth house of spirituality, you could be craving major downtime, likely by yourself. You'll want to take it even further than leaning on everyday self-care practices (like taking baths or hitting your favorite restorative yoga class). Resting your body and mind now can offer a crucial recharge that can ultimately fuel your boldest aspirations.
Relationships: You're itching to break out of your daily grind and get cozy with your bae or someone special around September 14 when the full moon is in your fifth house of romance. Shrug off any expectations for a set date night plan, and let your imagination take the lead. This whimsical approach could be the key to seeing one of your wildest fantasies fulfilled.
Career: You could be tempted to go all-in on a massive, exciting group project on September 12 when Mars in your eleventh house of networking squares off against Jupiter in your second house of income. The only risk here is that you might overestimate your bandwidth. Doing your best to be as pragmatic as you are fired-up can help keep you from getting overwhelmed.
Sagittarius (November 22–December 21)
Health: Although you tend to find ways to get active in solo or group settings, you'll gravitate to the ones you can enjoy with your BFFs while Venus is in your eleventh house of friendship from September 14 to October 8. Keeping your fitness plans fluid and considering options that allow for conversation, like hiking or SUP yoga, can feel satisfying and productive on multiple levels.
Relationships: You might need a time-out from the demands of your hustle to chill with loved ones around September 14 when the full moon is in your fourth house of home life. Doing what you need to do to tend to your emotional health is completely valid. You'll do well to communicate that to your partner or a new flame, because they can support your efforts, as well—maybe by giving you a massage or planning the perfect night in.
Career: While Mercury moves through your eleventh house of networking from September 14 to October 3, you'll be feeling especially inventive and attracted to collaborative efforts on the job. Trading ideas with colleagues gets you even more inspired and energized, so you'll do well to embrace opportunities to connect with others (think post-work happy hours or an industry conference).
Capricorn (December 22–January 19)
Health: Once Saturn ends its retrograde and moves forward in your sign on September 18, you'll be ready to turn a lot of inner mental work you've done over the past five months into results. You have a stronger sense now of what you want to achieve for your mind-body wellness, and—bonus—it's very much in line with your self-image. As long as you stay true to yourself, you'll rock it.
Relationships: Small talk won't cut it with your S.O. or a potential bae around September 13 when Mercury and Venus pair up in your ninth house of adventure. You want to get deep, philosophical, and maybe even make exciting plans for the future involving travel or leveling-up your skill set. Connecting on this serves as a major turn-on.
Career: You'll do well to meditate on big-picture professional goals around September 28, when the new moon is in your tenth house of career. If something feels slightly outdated or simply no longer in sync with the path you see yourself on, you can pinpoint subtle, or even bold, adjustments now. The process feels exciting and grounding.
Aquarius (January 20–February 18)
Health: You'll be all about researching exotic, detoxifying recipes and unusual, eye-opening workouts that will take your fitness to the next level while Mercury moves through your ninth house of higher learning from September 14 to October 3. Give in to your thirst to feed your curiosity, fuel your spirit, and think about your approach in a more expansive, long-term way. It can make a world of difference in what you get out of all your efforts.
Relationships: Opening up about your hottest fantasies comes naturally on September 13 when Mercury and Venus pair up in your eighth house of sexual intimacy. Not only do you feel more confident and candid discussing what you want, but you'll feel even more intuitive about the specific fetishes, dos, and don'ts you want to experiment with. Being real with yourself and a partner lays the foundation for a steamy, dreamy time.
Career: You'll feel even more aware of your boundaries and needs at work— and want to defend them—around September 14 when the full moon is in your second house of income. This might very well be time to go to bat for yourself—for more money, more creative control, or more flexibility. Just be sure you have all the details and clarity before making your case.
Pisces (February 19–March 20)
Health: Around September 14, when the full moon is in your sign, you might be frustrated if you've had to put your fitness plan on the back-burner in order to tackle other, more pressing to-dos. The solution: carving out time on the regular to do what your heart's been driving you to, whether that's getting to that rowing class, going for more morning runs, or seeing that acupuncturist or massage therapist your friends have been raving about. You deserve it!
Relationships: You might feel like it's time to back off of hookups or, if you're attached, casual communication (like strings of kissy-face emojis) in order to steer toward more emotionally satisfying relationships and conversations while Venus moves through your eighth house of sexual intimacy from September 14 to October 8. Listening to your intuition can feel like an important form of self-care.
Career: On September 12, Mars in your partnership zone squares off against Jupiter in your career zone, giving you a burst of confidence and motivation to take a bold, daring risk on the job, especially alongside a close colleague. Just make sure it's a calculated one you're fully prepared to defend should you meet resistance from higher-ups.